The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 30 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs citing WCF 140 109 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.20% 6.82% 5.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.07% 14.19% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 119 101 110
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £46,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
820 768 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.18% 48.03% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 704 690 843
Average salary £35,309 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.88% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WCF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region.

WCF Salary Trend in Cheshire

WCF
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Cheshire

WCF
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(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
Crewe +20 35 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Warrington -22 31 £35,000 - 2
Chester +8 12 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Nantwich -1 12 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Wilmslow - 12 £40,000 - 4
Macclesfield -4 11 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Knutsford -5 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Sandbach +4 1 £33,500 -27.17%
Northwich - 1 £60,000 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £30,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing WCF 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 WCF.

1 231 (97.88%) .NET
2 230 (97.46%) C#
3 179 (75.85%) ASP.NET
4 167 (70.76%) SQL Server
5 166 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (64.83%) MVC
7 140 (59.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 127 (53.81%) TDD
9 101 (42.80%) Scrum
10 100 (42.37%) SQL
11 95 (40.25%) .NET Framework
12 90 (38.14%) Castle Windsor
13 87 (36.86%) LINQ
14 84 (35.59%) Web Application Development
15 80 (33.90%) Microsoft
15 80 (33.90%) NUnit
16 79 (33.47%) Rhino Mocks
17 78 (33.05%) Windows
18 76 (32.20%) T-SQL
19 75 (31.78%) Web Services
20 71 (30.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 71 (30.08%) Continuous Integration
21 68 (28.81%) HTML
22 67 (28.39%) WPF
23 64 (27.12%) Razor View Engine
24 62 (26.27%) Dependency Injection
25 61 (25.85%) Kanban
26 59 (25.00%) Ninject
27 58 (24.58%) SQL Server 2008
28 57 (24.15%) Inversion of Control

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing WCF 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 WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (11.02%) IIS
2 21 (8.90%) NServiceBus
3 5 (2.12%) Node.js
4 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.85%) Confluence
5 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (15.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.59%) Internet
2 14 (5.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (70.76%) SQL Server
2 58 (24.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (12.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (11.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (6.78%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.97%) DTS
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) MySQL
10 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.42%) OLTP
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 80 (33.90%) NUnit
2 79 (33.47%) Rhino Mocks
3 54 (22.88%) MSTest
3 54 (22.88%) Moq
4 49 (20.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (19.49%) Visual Studio
6 19 (8.05%) Subversion
7 17 (7.20%) Selenium
8 11 (4.66%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.54%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.27%) JIRA
12 2 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.85%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.85%) NDepend
13 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (16.10%) Finance
2 22 (9.32%) Retail
3 14 (5.93%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.54%) Advertising
5 5 (2.12%) Marketing
6 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.85%) Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 209 (88.56%) Developer
2 143 (60.59%) .NET Developer
3 44 (18.64%) C# Developer
4 39 (16.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (16.10%) Analyst
6 27 (11.44%) Junior
6 27 (11.44%) Junior Developer
7 25 (10.59%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 25 (10.59%) Graduate
7 25 (10.59%) Senior Developer
7 25 (10.59%) Junior .NET Developer
7 25 (10.59%) Graduate Developer
8 24 (10.17%) Software Developer
9 21 (8.90%) Analyst Programmer
9 21 (8.90%) Programmer
9 21 (8.90%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 21 (8.90%) .NET Programmer
10 17 (7.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (7.20%) Analyst Developer
11 12 (5.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (97.88%) .NET
2 179 (75.85%) ASP.NET
3 140 (59.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 95 (40.25%) .NET Framework
5 90 (38.14%) Castle Windsor
6 87 (36.86%) LINQ
7 75 (31.78%) Web Services
8 71 (30.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 68 (28.81%) HTML
10 67 (28.39%) WPF
11 64 (27.12%) Razor View Engine
12 59 (25.00%) Ninject
13 55 (23.31%) Spring.NET
14 54 (22.88%) Unity DI Container
15 52 (22.03%) CSS
16 45 (19.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 42 (17.80%) WinForms
18 41 (17.37%) XML
19 37 (15.68%) SOAP
20 36 (15.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (24.15%) Inversion of Control
2 31 (13.14%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.78%) Social Network
4 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.54%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.12%) Streaming Music
7 5 (2.12%) User Experience
7 5 (2.12%) Social Media
8 4 (1.69%) NHS
9 3 (1.27%) Tandem
9 3 (1.27%) SystemC
10 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (33.05%) Windows
2 1 (0.42%) Android
2 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (64.83%) MVC
3 127 (53.81%) TDD
4 101 (42.80%) Scrum
5 84 (35.59%) Web Application Development
6 71 (30.08%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (26.27%) Dependency Injection
8 61 (25.85%) Kanban
9 48 (20.34%) OO
10 45 (19.07%) MVVM
11 20 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 20 (8.47%) SOA
12 17 (7.20%) UML
13 14 (5.93%) Risk Management
13 14 (5.93%) Customer Engagement
14 9 (3.81%) OOP
14 9 (3.81%) Mentoring
15 8 (3.39%) Automated Testing
15 8 (3.39%) Validation
16 7 (2.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 230 (97.46%) C#
2 100 (42.37%) SQL
3 76 (32.20%) T-SQL
4 51 (21.61%) VB
4 51 (21.61%) VB.NET
5 48 (20.34%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.93%) VBA
7 11 (4.66%) Java
8 8 (3.39%) XPath
9 4 (1.69%) C
10 2 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.42%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (9.32%) MCP
1 22 (9.32%) MCAD
1 22 (9.32%) MCSD
1 22 (9.32%) MCTS
2 6 (2.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
Vendors
1 80 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.39%) JBoss
3 2 (0.85%) DevExpress
3 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
3 2 (0.85%) Atlassian
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle
3 2 (0.85%) Telerik
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000 to £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago