The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 54 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 184 198 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.42% 5.32% 6.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.45% 10.62% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 174 174 220
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,850 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1760 1864 1981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.24% 50.09% 52.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1643 1804
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WCF
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

WCF Salary Trend in Manchester

WCF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Manchester

WCF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Stockport +12 21 £42,500 +70.00% 4
Bolton +6 12 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wigan +1 11 £32,500 -10.34% 3
Rochdale -7 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Cheadle - 2 - - 1
Salford - 1 £37,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £30,000 - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 411 (95.58%) C#
2 385 (89.53%) .NET
3 321 (74.65%) SQL Server
4 310 (72.09%) ASP.NET
5 281 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (59.30%) MVC
7 194 (45.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 188 (43.72%) TDD
8 188 (43.72%) .NET Framework
9 181 (42.09%) JavaScript
10 179 (41.63%) HTML
11 167 (38.84%) CSS
12 151 (35.12%) OO
13 134 (31.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 130 (30.23%) Web Services
15 129 (30.00%) SQL
16 126 (29.30%) jQuery
17 124 (28.84%) WPF
17 124 (28.84%) LINQ
18 92 (21.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 89 (20.70%) Team Foundation Server
20 78 (18.14%) KnockoutJS
21 75 (17.44%) SQL Server 2012
22 74 (17.21%) Microsoft
23 71 (16.51%) VB.NET
23 71 (16.51%) E-Commerce
23 71 (16.51%) Unit Testing
24 69 (16.05%) XML
25 67 (15.58%) T-SQL
26 66 (15.35%) Dependency Injection

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 56 (13.02%) Node.js
2 18 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.72%) IIS
4 13 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.09%) Drupal
6 7 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.40%) Lync
7 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.40%) Confluence
7 6 (1.40%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.40%) CMS
8 3 (0.70%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.47%) WordPress
9 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.23%) Apache
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.40%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.16%) PaaS
4 4 (0.93%) IaaS
4 4 (0.93%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.51%) Internet
2 9 (2.09%) Intranet
3 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.93%) Firewall
4 3 (0.70%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (74.65%) SQL Server
2 92 (21.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (17.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (14.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (6.05%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.02%) MySQL
9 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.47%) OLTP
13 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.47%) Big Data
14 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 89 (20.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (12.33%) NUnit
3 30 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 26 (6.05%) Moq
5 23 (5.35%) Git (software)
6 18 (4.19%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.56%) Selenium
8 10 (2.33%) MSTest
9 9 (2.09%) JIRA
10 6 (1.40%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.70%) NCrunch
11 3 (0.70%) PowerBuilder
11 3 (0.70%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.47%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.47%) FxCop
12 2 (0.47%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.47%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.47%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 61 (14.19%) Finance
2 31 (7.21%) Games
3 13 (3.02%) Marketing
4 11 (2.56%) Billing
5 8 (1.86%) Retail
6 6 (1.40%) Automotive
7 5 (1.16%) Advertising
8 4 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 384 (89.30%) Developer
2 227 (52.79%) .NET Developer
3 187 (43.49%) C# Developer
4 149 (34.65%) Senior Developer
5 130 (30.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 103 (23.95%) Senior C# Developer
7 83 (19.30%) Software Developer
8 72 (16.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 68 (15.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 61 (14.19%) Senior .NET Developer
11 40 (9.30%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 40 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
12 37 (8.60%) Web Developer
13 36 (8.37%) Lead Developer
14 28 (6.51%) Senior Software Developer
14 28 (6.51%) .NET Software Developer
15 23 (5.35%) .NET Web Developer
16 22 (5.12%) Architect
16 22 (5.12%) Agile C# Developer
17 18 (4.19%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (89.53%) .NET
2 310 (72.09%) ASP.NET
3 194 (45.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 188 (43.72%) .NET Framework
5 179 (41.63%) HTML
6 167 (38.84%) CSS
7 134 (31.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 130 (30.23%) Web Services
9 126 (29.30%) jQuery
10 124 (28.84%) WPF
10 124 (28.84%) LINQ
11 78 (18.14%) KnockoutJS
12 69 (16.05%) XML
13 64 (14.88%) Ninject
14 57 (13.26%) WinForms
15 50 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 48 (11.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 47 (10.93%) SOAP
17 47 (10.93%) REST
18 38 (8.84%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.44%) N-Tier
3 31 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 29 (6.74%) iPhone
5 24 (5.58%) Mathematics
5 24 (5.58%) Physics
6 18 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (4.19%) Streaming Music
7 10 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (2.09%) W3C
9 8 (1.86%) Tandem
9 8 (1.86%) User Experience
10 7 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (0.93%) Statistics
12 3 (0.70%) Informatics
12 3 (0.70%) NHS
13 2 (0.47%) RIA
13 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.56%) Windows
2 29 (6.74%) Android
3 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (59.30%) MVC
3 188 (43.72%) TDD
4 151 (35.12%) OO
5 71 (16.51%) E-Commerce
5 71 (16.51%) Unit Testing
6 66 (15.35%) Dependency Injection
7 63 (14.65%) Web Application Development
7 63 (14.65%) OOD
8 61 (14.19%) Web Development
9 60 (13.95%) Domain-Driven Design
10 56 (13.02%) SOA
11 50 (11.63%) Mentoring
12 47 (10.93%) Scrum
13 42 (9.77%) UML
14 37 (8.60%) Software Engineering
15 36 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (7.21%) Enterprise Architecture
17 29 (6.74%) BDD
18 22 (5.12%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 411 (95.58%) C#
2 181 (42.09%) JavaScript
3 129 (30.00%) SQL
4 71 (16.51%) VB.NET
5 67 (15.58%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.72%) Java
7 14 (3.26%) Delphi
8 12 (2.79%) PHP
8 12 (2.79%) Ruby
9 11 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.40%) C++
11 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.93%) C
13 3 (0.70%) XPath
13 3 (0.70%) Python
14 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.23%) XQuery
15 1 (0.23%) Haskell
15 1 (0.23%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 65 (15.12%) Degree
2 20 (4.65%) MCP
3 15 (3.49%) MCSD
3 15 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.02%) MCTS
4 13 (3.02%) MCAD
5 5 (1.16%) CCNP
5 5 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.93%) SLA
2 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.70%) OpenView
2 1 (0.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 74 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.21%) Oracle
3 30 (6.98%) Google
4 10 (2.33%) Wonderware
4 10 (2.33%) Embarcadero
5 9 (2.09%) Zend
6 6 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.70%) Remedy
7 3 (0.70%) IBM
7 3 (0.70%) HP
7 3 (0.70%) VMware
8 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.47%) Open-E
8 2 (0.47%) Open Text
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