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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
N-Tier
Rank 174 163 169
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs citing N-Tier 68 79 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.20% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 3.56% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 64 53 82
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2267 2216 2309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.53% 33.67% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1883 1719 1898
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £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 5 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 5 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 44 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cheshire -37 24 £40,000 - 2
N-Tier
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 119 (95.97%) .NET
2 117 (94.35%) C#
3 101 (81.45%) ASP.NET
4 95 (76.61%) SQL
5 89 (71.77%) HTML
6 86 (69.35%) SQL Server
7 79 (63.71%) CSS
8 64 (51.61%) Microsoft
9 63 (50.81%) MVC
10 57 (45.97%) HTTP
11 56 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (41.13%) JavaScript
13 50 (40.32%) OO
14 49 (39.52%) JSON
15 46 (37.10%) TDD
16 44 (35.48%) SOA
16 44 (35.48%) Team Foundation Server
17 43 (34.68%) SOAP
17 43 (34.68%) .NET Framework
17 43 (34.68%) Scrum
18 37 (29.84%) Sass
19 34 (27.42%) Domain-Driven Design
20 33 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC
20 33 (26.61%) XML
21 29 (23.39%) Web Services
21 29 (23.39%) Windows
22 28 (22.58%) Visual Studio
23 27 (21.77%) MS Excel
24 26 (20.97%) OOP
24 26 (20.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 (7.26%) IIS
2 5 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (21.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.81%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 57 (45.97%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) Intranet
2 2 (1.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.61%) GPRS
2 2 (1.61%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (69.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.16%) Relational Database
3 19 (15.32%) MySQL
4 18 (14.52%) RDBMS
5 16 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.81%) Informix
Development Applications
1 44 (35.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.61%) Subversion
4 2 (1.61%) JIRA
4 2 (1.61%) Moq
4 2 (1.61%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.81%) Ant
5 1 (0.81%) JUnit
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (14.52%) Marketing
2 12 (9.68%) Finance
3 5 (4.03%) Back Office
3 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (94.35%) Developer
2 69 (55.65%) .NET Developer
3 53 (42.74%) C# Developer
4 47 (37.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 41 (33.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (31.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (17.74%) Software Developer
8 19 (15.32%) Senior Developer
9 13 (10.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 13 (10.48%) Lead Developer
10 12 (9.68%) Agile .NET Developer
11 9 (7.26%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (6.45%) Agile C# Developer
12 8 (6.45%) Lead .NET Developer
13 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 4 (3.23%) Junior
14 4 (3.23%) Software Engineer
14 4 (3.23%) Junior Developer
15 3 (2.42%) C# Software Developer
15 3 (2.42%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (95.97%) .NET
2 101 (81.45%) ASP.NET
3 89 (71.77%) HTML
4 79 (63.71%) CSS
5 49 (39.52%) JSON
6 43 (34.68%) SOAP
6 43 (34.68%) .NET Framework
7 37 (29.84%) Sass
8 33 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (26.61%) XML
9 29 (23.39%) Web Services
10 26 (20.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 25 (20.16%) jQuery
12 18 (14.52%) RESTful
13 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 15 (12.10%) HTML5
15 12 (9.68%) WinForms
16 11 (8.87%) WCF
17 10 (8.06%) Ajax
18 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Client/Server
2 18 (14.52%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (11.29%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.84%) W3C
6 5 (4.03%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.61%) User Experience
8 2 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.81%) Life Science
9 1 (0.81%) LIMS
9 1 (0.81%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Android
2 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.61%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone 7
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.81%) UNIX
4 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.81%) MVC
2 56 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (40.32%) OO
4 46 (37.10%) TDD
5 44 (35.48%) SOA
6 43 (34.68%) Scrum
7 34 (27.42%) Domain-Driven Design
8 26 (20.97%) OOP
8 26 (20.97%) Unit Testing
9 22 (17.74%) UML
10 20 (16.13%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 18 (14.52%) Stress Testing
11 18 (14.52%) Use Case
11 18 (14.52%) Load Balancing
11 18 (14.52%) Dependency Injection
12 17 (13.71%) OOD
13 16 (12.90%) CQRS
14 9 (7.26%) Software Engineering
15 8 (6.45%) Web Development
16 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 117 (94.35%) C#
2 95 (76.61%) SQL
3 51 (41.13%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 10 (8.06%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.26%) VB
7 7 (5.65%) VBA
8 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Java
9 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) Degree
3 7 (5.65%) VCP4
4 5 (4.03%) MCP
4 5 (4.03%) MCTS
4 5 (4.03%) MCPD
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.52%) WAI
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) QA
Vendors
1 64 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) Sybase
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe
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