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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 174 157 166
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Permanent jobs citing N-Tier 67 97 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.38% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.93% 4.03% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 60 55 92
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,100 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
2288 2409 2424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.16% 34.15% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 1861 1987
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -1 34 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Cheshire -25 31 £40,000 - 8
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 114 (97.44%) C#
1 114 (97.44%) .NET
2 98 (83.76%) ASP.NET
3 90 (76.92%) SQL
4 87 (74.36%) HTML
5 83 (70.94%) SQL Server
6 79 (67.52%) CSS
7 59 (50.43%) Microsoft
8 56 (47.86%) MVC
9 55 (47.01%) HTTP
10 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (42.74%) OO
11 50 (42.74%) JavaScript
12 45 (38.46%) JSON
13 43 (36.75%) TDD
13 43 (36.75%) SOA
14 42 (35.90%) SOAP
14 42 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 41 (35.04%) Scrum
16 40 (34.19%) .NET Framework
17 35 (29.91%) XML
18 33 (28.21%) Sass
19 32 (27.35%) Web Services
20 31 (26.50%) OOP
20 31 (26.50%) Windows
21 30 (25.64%) Domain-Driven Design
22 28 (23.93%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (23.93%) Entity Framework
23 26 (22.22%) Unit Testing
23 26 (22.22%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (7.69%) IIS
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (18.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 55 (47.01%) HTTP
2 2 (1.71%) GPRS
2 2 (1.71%) UMTS
2 2 (1.71%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) Wireless
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (70.94%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.51%) Relational Database
3 20 (17.09%) RDBMS
3 20 (17.09%) MySQL
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (21.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.71%) Moq
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (1.71%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (17.09%) Marketing
2 14 (11.97%) Finance
3 7 (5.98%) Back Office
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (96.58%) Developer
2 70 (59.83%) .NET Developer
3 57 (48.72%) C# Developer
4 47 (40.17%) ASP.NET Developer
5 45 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (34.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (17.09%) Software Developer
8 18 (15.38%) Senior Developer
9 11 (9.40%) Lead Developer
9 11 (9.40%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (8.55%) Agile .NET Developer
11 9 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (6.84%) Agile C# Developer
12 8 (6.84%) Lead .NET Developer
13 5 (4.27%) Junior Developer
13 5 (4.27%) Junior
14 4 (3.42%) Software Engineer
14 4 (3.42%) Web Developer
14 4 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 4 (3.42%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (97.44%) .NET
2 98 (83.76%) ASP.NET
3 87 (74.36%) HTML
4 79 (67.52%) CSS
5 45 (38.46%) JSON
6 42 (35.90%) SOAP
7 40 (34.19%) .NET Framework
8 35 (29.91%) XML
9 33 (28.21%) Sass
10 32 (27.35%) Web Services
11 28 (23.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (23.93%) Entity Framework
12 26 (22.22%) jQuery
13 22 (18.80%) RESTful
14 19 (16.24%) HTML5
15 16 (13.68%) WinForms
16 14 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 12 (10.26%) WCF
17 12 (10.26%) Ajax
18 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (13.68%) Client/Server
3 12 (10.26%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.27%) W3C
5 4 (3.42%) User Experience
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 4 (3.42%) Android
2 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone 7
3 2 (1.71%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.86%) MVC
2 54 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (42.74%) OO
4 43 (36.75%) SOA
4 43 (36.75%) TDD
5 41 (35.04%) Scrum
6 31 (26.50%) OOP
7 30 (25.64%) Domain-Driven Design
8 26 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 24 (20.51%) UML
10 20 (17.09%) Stress Testing
10 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
10 20 (17.09%) Use Case
11 18 (15.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 16 (13.68%) Dependency Injection
13 14 (11.97%) CQRS
14 13 (11.11%) OOD
15 10 (8.55%) Mobile Development
15 10 (8.55%) Mentoring
16 9 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 114 (97.44%) C#
2 90 (76.92%) SQL
3 50 (42.74%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.95%) VB.NET
5 14 (11.97%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.40%) VB
7 4 (3.42%) VBA
8 1 (0.85%) C++
8 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.55%) Degree
3 3 (2.56%) MCPD
3 3 (2.56%) MCTS
3 3 (2.56%) MCP
4 2 (1.71%) ISEB
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.09%) WAI
Vendors
1 59 (50.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.71%) Apple
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe
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