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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 41 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 213 198 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.17% 5.13% 4.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.64% 10.39% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 190 178 162
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1830 1906 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 44.45% 49.40% 50.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1553 1707 1730
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 29 August 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 29 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
(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 +9 19 £42,500 +18.05% 3
Bolton +6 16 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Rochdale +2 12 £41,500 +25.75%
Wigan +6 11 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Cheadle - 10 £35,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £30,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 463 (96.06%) C#
2 431 (89.42%) .NET
3 369 (76.56%) SQL Server
4 341 (70.75%) ASP.NET
5 263 (54.56%) MVC
6 220 (45.64%) .NET Framework
7 212 (43.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 206 (42.74%) TDD
9 174 (36.10%) JavaScript
10 173 (35.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 168 (34.85%) OO
12 166 (34.44%) HTML
13 152 (31.54%) SQL
14 150 (31.12%) CSS
15 140 (29.05%) Web Services
16 137 (28.42%) jQuery
17 127 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
18 126 (26.14%) WPF
19 125 (25.93%) LINQ
20 124 (25.73%) SQL Server 2008
21 105 (21.78%) SQL Server 2012
22 97 (20.12%) Team Foundation Server
23 86 (17.84%) Windows
24 84 (17.43%) VB.NET
25 83 (17.22%) Unit Testing
26 80 (16.60%) XML
27 79 (16.39%) Microsoft
28 77 (15.98%) OOD
29 72 (14.94%) NUnit
29 72 (14.94%) Degree

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (8.71%) Node.js
2 27 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.70%) IIS
3 13 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.45%) Drupal
6 6 (1.24%) Lync
7 3 (0.62%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.41%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.24%) Fireworks
2 6 (1.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.04%) PaaS
3 4 (0.83%) SaaS
3 4 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.39%) Internet
2 7 (1.45%) Intranet
3 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.83%) Firewall
4 3 (0.62%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (76.56%) SQL Server
2 124 (25.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (21.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (14.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (4.36%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.04%) MySQL
12 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.62%) Big Data
13 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 97 (20.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (14.94%) NUnit
3 43 (8.92%) Moq
4 34 (7.05%) Visual Studio
5 30 (6.22%) SpecFlow
6 14 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.70%) ReSharper
8 12 (2.49%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.49%) Mercurial
8 12 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.28%) Selenium
10 10 (2.07%) MSTest
11 8 (1.66%) JIRA
12 3 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.41%) FxCop
13 2 (0.41%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.41%) LLBLGen Pro
13 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (14.32%) Finance
2 27 (5.60%) Games
3 14 (2.90%) Retail
4 13 (2.70%) Marketing
5 11 (2.28%) Billing
6 9 (1.87%) Legal
6 9 (1.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.62%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 444 (92.12%) Developer
2 261 (54.15%) .NET Developer
3 214 (44.40%) C# Developer
4 155 (32.16%) Senior Developer
5 149 (30.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 107 (22.20%) Software Developer
7 106 (21.99%) Senior C# Developer
8 84 (17.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 78 (16.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 70 (14.52%) Senior .NET Developer
11 54 (11.20%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 47 (9.75%) Lead Developer
13 41 (8.51%) Web Developer
13 41 (8.51%) C# Software Developer
14 38 (7.88%) .NET Software Developer
15 24 (4.98%) .NET Web Developer
15 24 (4.98%) Software Engineer
16 23 (4.77%) Senior Software Developer
16 23 (4.77%) C# Web Developer
17 21 (4.36%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (89.42%) .NET
2 341 (70.75%) ASP.NET
3 220 (45.64%) .NET Framework
4 212 (43.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 173 (35.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 166 (34.44%) HTML
7 150 (31.12%) CSS
8 140 (29.05%) Web Services
9 137 (28.42%) jQuery
10 126 (26.14%) WPF
11 125 (25.93%) LINQ
12 80 (16.60%) XML
13 69 (14.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 68 (14.11%) WinForms
15 62 (12.86%) KnockoutJS
16 60 (12.45%) Ninject
17 51 (10.58%) REST
18 50 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 41 (8.51%) SOAP
19 41 (8.51%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 38 (7.88%) N-Tier
3 29 (6.02%) Mathematics
3 29 (6.02%) Physics
4 28 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 26 (5.39%) iPhone
6 14 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.70%) Streaming Music
8 8 (1.66%) Tandem
9 7 (1.45%) Statistics
9 7 (1.45%) W3C
10 3 (0.62%) NHS
10 3 (0.62%) Informatics
10 3 (0.62%) RIA
11 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.21%) Xbox
12 1 (0.21%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.21%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.21%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 86 (17.84%) Windows
2 26 (5.39%) Android
3 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.62%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (54.56%) MVC
2 206 (42.74%) TDD
3 168 (34.85%) OO
4 127 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (17.22%) Unit Testing
6 77 (15.98%) OOD
7 67 (13.90%) E-Commerce
8 62 (12.86%) Web Application Development
9 59 (12.24%) Domain-Driven Design
9 59 (12.24%) Scrum
10 57 (11.83%) Web Development
11 55 (11.41%) Software Engineering
11 55 (11.41%) SOA
12 50 (10.37%) Dependency Injection
13 46 (9.54%) BDD
14 39 (8.09%) UML
15 34 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
17 23 (4.77%) Refactoring
18 21 (4.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 463 (96.06%) C#
2 174 (36.10%) JavaScript
3 152 (31.54%) SQL
4 84 (17.43%) VB.NET
5 59 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.32%) Java
7 11 (2.28%) Ruby
7 11 (2.28%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.07%) C++
8 10 (2.07%) PHP
9 9 (1.87%) Delphi
10 5 (1.04%) C
10 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.83%) Python
12 3 (0.62%) XPath
13 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.21%) XAML
14 1 (0.21%) XQuery
14 1 (0.21%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 72 (14.94%) Degree
2 27 (5.60%) MCP
3 22 (4.56%) MCSD
3 22 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.15%) MCTS
4 20 (4.15%) MCAD
5 5 (1.04%) CCNP
5 5 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 79 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.47%) Oracle
3 27 (5.60%) Google
4 10 (2.07%) Wonderware
5 8 (1.66%) IBM
5 8 (1.66%) HP
5 8 (1.66%) Remedy
6 7 (1.45%) Zend
7 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.04%) Embarcadero
9 3 (0.62%) VMware
10 2 (0.41%) Open Text
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