.NET Full Stack Programmer

Learn about the day-to-day responsibilities, required skills, and earning potential of a .NET full stack programmer. Discover statistics surrounding employment, industry growth, average weekly hours and most common qualifications.


A .NET full stack programmer is responsible for creating, managing, and modifying both the back-end and front-end elements of an application. While the back-end aspects of a program focus on its frameworks, databases, and server management; the front-end encompasses everything the end user sees – from its user interface to its interactive functionalities.

.NET full stack programmers are thus equipped with an expansive range of coding languages, including C#, Bootstrap, HTML5, SQL Server, and ASP. NET MVC – all required to build a real-world program or application with .NET. Their varied set of skills often have them sought out by employers for their ability to handle all aspects of an application.

Employment for full stack developers is expected to grow very strongly in the next five years – with a projected 23.4% job growth, according to SEEK statistics.

Key Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of both back-end and front-end programming languages

  • Familiarity with the .NET Core platform, the .NET community’s official open-source development hub

  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and Visual Studio

  • Skills in software and application design (with a strong grasp of basic design principles)

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills for working with clients and other developers

  • Skills in database and server management

Quick Facts

.NET full stack programmers can find work in most regions of Australia, with New South Wales and Victoria currently holding the largest share of workers. Weekly salary potential is currently higher ($2,003) than the all job average ($1,460) with plenty of opportunity for full-time work.

Salary Range

$56,000 - $118,000 (Median: $78,000)*

*Source: Payscale

Average Weekly Hours

41 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*

*Source: Job Outlook

Main Industries

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; and Public Administration and Safety


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*Sources: payscale.com.au and joboutlook.gov.au – All information is to be used as a guide only, and are accurate at the time of publication.