The table below looks at the prevalence of the term N-Tier in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited N-Tier over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
N-Tier
Rank 204 146 154
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +8
Permanent jobs citing N-Tier 49 97 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.45% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 4.37% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 49 84 109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £32,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,125 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
N-Tier
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2447 2219 2552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.47% 33.08% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2110 1788 2235
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

N-Tier
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing N-Tier across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

N-Tier Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

N-Tier
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing N-Tier across the North West region.

N-Tier Salary Trend in the North West

N-Tier
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing N-Tier across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

N-Tier Salary Histogram in the North West

N-Tier
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing N-Tier within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 41 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Lancashire -1 5 £32,500 -
Cheshire -56 3 £47,500 +18.75%
N-Tier
England

N-Tier
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing N-Tier also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited N-Tier.

1 86 (86.87%) .NET
2 83 (83.84%) C#
2 83 (83.84%) SQL
3 72 (72.73%) ASP.NET
4 68 (68.69%) HTML
5 62 (62.63%) CSS
6 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
7 60 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (53.54%) HTTP
9 52 (52.53%) MVC
10 50 (50.51%) TDD
11 47 (47.47%) JSON
12 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
13 43 (43.43%) SOAP
14 41 (41.41%) JavaScript
15 38 (38.38%) SOA
16 37 (37.37%) Scrum
17 35 (35.35%) Team Foundation Server
18 34 (34.34%) .NET Framework
18 34 (34.34%) Sass
19 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 32 (32.32%) Domain-Driven Design
21 29 (29.29%) OO
22 27 (27.27%) Web Services
23 26 (26.26%) XML
23 26 (26.26%) Relational Database
24 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
25 19 (19.19%) RDBMS
25 19 (19.19%) RESTful
26 18 (18.18%) Windows

N-Tier
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing N-Tier also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited N-Tier. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.10%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.08%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.01%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.01%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 53 (53.54%) HTTP
2 6 (6.06%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
2 26 (26.26%) Relational Database
3 19 (19.19%) RDBMS
4 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (12.12%) MySQL
6 10 (10.10%) Informix
7 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (35.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (15.15%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.09%) JUnit
4 8 (8.08%) Introscope
4 8 (8.08%) JIRA
4 8 (8.08%) Selenium
4 8 (8.08%) Mockito
4 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.04%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) Ant
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (91.92%) Developer
2 48 (48.48%) .NET Developer
3 35 (35.35%) ASP.NET Developer
4 34 (34.34%) C# Developer
5 25 (25.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 25 (25.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (15.15%) Software Developer
7 12 (12.12%) Agile .NET Developer
8 11 (11.11%) Senior Developer
9 10 (10.10%) Agile C# Developer
10 9 (9.09%) Lead Developer
11 8 (8.08%) Java Developer
12 7 (7.07%) Lead .NET Developer
13 6 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 5 (5.05%) Software Engineer
14 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 4 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 3 (3.03%) .NET Team Leader
16 3 (3.03%) Team Leader
16 3 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (86.87%) .NET
2 72 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 68 (68.69%) HTML
4 62 (62.63%) CSS
5 47 (47.47%) JSON
6 43 (43.43%) SOAP
7 34 (34.34%) .NET Framework
7 34 (34.34%) Sass
8 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (27.27%) Web Services
10 26 (26.26%) XML
11 19 (19.19%) RESTful
12 18 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 14 (14.14%) WCF
15 13 (13.13%) jQuery
16 9 (9.09%) J2EE
16 9 (9.09%) JDBC
17 8 (8.08%) Spring
17 8 (8.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (12.12%) Client/Server
3 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.08%) Open Source
5 5 (5.05%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.01%) Life Science
7 1 (1.01%) W3C
7 1 (1.01%) LIMS
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) Replication
7 1 (1.01%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (1.01%) Linux
2 1 (1.01%) VMS
2 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (52.53%) MVC
3 50 (50.51%) TDD
4 38 (38.38%) SOA
5 37 (37.37%) Scrum
6 32 (32.32%) Domain-Driven Design
7 29 (29.29%) OO
8 16 (16.16%) E-Commerce
8 16 (16.16%) CQRS
9 15 (15.15%) Unit Testing
10 14 (14.14%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (12.12%) OOD
11 12 (12.12%) OOP
12 11 (11.11%) UML
12 11 (11.11%) Web Development
12 11 (11.11%) Load Balancing
12 11 (11.11%) Use Case
12 11 (11.11%) Stress Testing
13 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 83 (83.84%) C#
1 83 (83.84%) SQL
2 41 (41.41%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.10%) Java
4 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.07%) VBA
5 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.03%) VB
7 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.10%) Degree
3 7 (7.07%) MCTS
4 6 (6.06%) MCPD
4 6 (6.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) WAI
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.16%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) IBM
3 8 (8.08%) Compuware
3 8 (8.08%) HP
3 8 (8.08%) Perforce
4 5 (5.05%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.01%) NetApp
6 1 (1.01%) VMware
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