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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 33 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 113 139 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.04% 7.94% 10.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.67% 15.36% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 102 121 212
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
721 905 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.56% 51.68% 52.45%
Number of salaries quoted 642 777 981
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £48,500
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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Warrington -17 33 £35,000 - 3
Crewe +20 22 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wilmslow +3 20 £39,500 +19.69% 4
Macclesfield -5 12 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Chester +9 8 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Knutsford -2 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Nantwich - 2 £42,500 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 255 (100.00%) .NET
2 249 (97.65%) C#
3 205 (80.39%) ASP.NET
4 188 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (72.55%) SQL Server
6 180 (70.59%) MVC
7 159 (62.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 142 (55.69%) TDD
9 104 (40.78%) .NET Framework
10 101 (39.61%) Scrum
11 97 (38.04%) SQL
12 93 (36.47%) Castle Windsor
13 91 (35.69%) HTML
14 90 (35.29%) Web Application Development
15 89 (34.90%) Microsoft
16 82 (32.16%) LINQ
17 80 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (30.59%) Windows
19 72 (28.24%) NUnit
19 72 (28.24%) Rhino Mocks
20 71 (27.84%) CSS
21 70 (27.45%) JavaScript
22 67 (26.27%) T-SQL
23 66 (25.88%) Team Foundation Server
24 65 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
25 64 (25.10%) WPF
25 64 (25.10%) Web Services
26 63 (24.71%) Kanban
26 63 (24.71%) Dependency Injection
27 62 (24.31%) VB.NET

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 32 (12.55%) NServiceBus
2 25 (9.80%) IIS
3 13 (5.10%) Node.js
4 9 (3.53%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.78%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (18.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.37%) Internet
2 17 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (72.55%) SQL Server
2 65 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (13.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (12.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (7.06%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.53%) MySQL
9 8 (3.14%) DTS
9 8 (3.14%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) OLTP
11 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 72 (28.24%) NUnit
1 72 (28.24%) Rhino Mocks
2 66 (25.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (21.18%) MSTest
3 54 (21.18%) Moq
4 47 (18.43%) Visual Studio
5 29 (11.37%) Selenium
6 21 (8.24%) SpecFlow
7 15 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 10 (3.92%) Subversion
9 8 (3.14%) JIRA
9 8 (3.14%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.78%) NDepend
10 2 (0.78%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 53 (20.78%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Retail
3 17 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.14%) Advertising
5 7 (2.75%) Marketing
6 4 (1.57%) Games
7 3 (1.18%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 213 (83.53%) Developer
2 157 (61.57%) .NET Developer
3 31 (12.16%) Analyst
4 27 (10.59%) Junior
4 27 (10.59%) Junior Developer
5 26 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 26 (10.20%) Senior Developer
5 26 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
5 26 (10.20%) Programmer
6 25 (9.80%) Graduate
6 25 (9.80%) Junior .NET Developer
6 25 (9.80%) Graduate Developer
6 25 (9.80%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 24 (9.41%) .NET Programmer
7 24 (9.41%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 22 (8.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (7.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (5.88%) Architect
12 12 (4.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (100.00%) .NET
2 205 (80.39%) ASP.NET
3 159 (62.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 104 (40.78%) .NET Framework
5 93 (36.47%) Castle Windsor
6 91 (35.69%) HTML
7 82 (32.16%) LINQ
8 71 (27.84%) CSS
9 64 (25.10%) Web Services
9 64 (25.10%) WPF
10 59 (23.14%) Ninject
11 55 (21.57%) Spring.NET
12 54 (21.18%) Unity DI Container
13 53 (20.78%) jQuery
14 51 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 48 (18.82%) HTML5
16 45 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 40 (15.69%) NHibernate
18 36 (14.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 35 (13.73%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.75%) Inversion of Control
2 32 (12.55%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.10%) Social Media
6 8 (3.14%) BBC
7 7 (2.75%) Social Network
8 5 (1.96%) Streaming Music
8 5 (1.96%) User Experience
9 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.18%) Tandem
11 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.59%) Windows
2 1 (0.39%) Android
2 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (70.59%) MVC
3 142 (55.69%) TDD
4 101 (39.61%) Scrum
5 90 (35.29%) Web Application Development
6 80 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (24.71%) Kanban
7 63 (24.71%) Dependency Injection
8 54 (21.18%) OO
9 48 (18.82%) MVVM
10 40 (15.69%) SOA
11 21 (8.24%) BDD
12 17 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
12 17 (6.67%) Risk Management
13 15 (5.88%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.71%) Mentoring
15 10 (3.92%) CRM
16 9 (3.53%) Validation
16 9 (3.53%) Domain-Driven Design
16 9 (3.53%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 249 (97.65%) C#
2 97 (38.04%) SQL
3 70 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 67 (26.27%) T-SQL
5 62 (24.31%) VB.NET
6 53 (20.78%) VB
7 12 (4.71%) Java
8 9 (3.53%) PHP
8 9 (3.53%) XPath
9 8 (3.14%) Ruby
10 4 (1.57%) VBScript
11 2 (0.78%) VBA
12 1 (0.39%) R
12 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.49%) MCP
3 12 (4.71%) MCAD
3 12 (4.71%) MCSD
3 12 (4.71%) MCTS
4 8 (3.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
Vendors
1 89 (34.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.14%) Apple
2 8 (3.14%) Sony
2 8 (3.14%) Yahoo!
2 8 (3.14%) Google
2 8 (3.14%) Facebook
3 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
3 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
3 2 (0.78%) Telerik
4 1 (0.39%) Lagan
4 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sandbach, Cheshire
Vanty International
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £28,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago