The table below looks at the statistics for NCover skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NCover
Rank 899 856 892
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +36
Permanent jobs citing NCover 2 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.011% 0.086% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 8
Average salary £26,000 £41,250 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.96% -10.81%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18882 16349 16966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.12% 15.25% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15678 13933 14673
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NCover within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NCover
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCover within the UK.

NCover Salary Trend in the UK

NCover
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Swansea +12 2 £26,000 -5.45%
West Wales +12 2 £26,000 -5.45%
Wales -1 2 £26,000 -5.45%

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NCover 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 NCover.

1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) WCF
4 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (62.50%) UML
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
4 5 (62.50%) CruiseControl
5 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) CRM
6 3 (37.50%) SOA
6 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (37.50%) Subversion
6 3 (37.50%) Content Management
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (37.50%) Ajax
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (37.50%) WPF
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) FxCop
6 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (25.00%) JavaScript

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NCover 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 NCover. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
2 5 (62.50%) CruiseControl
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) FxCop
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (12.50%) HTML
7 1 (12.50%) WF
7 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
7 1 (12.50%) XSLT
7 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 1 (12.50%) Spring
7 1 (12.50%) CSS
7 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSD
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Informatica
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com