The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 52 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 186 195 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.02% 5.17% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.51% 13.31% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 180 182 194
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1616 1465 1843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 43.64% 38.82% 44.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1299 1564
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2016.

WCF Salary Histogram in Manchester

WCF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -1 14 £37,500 -
Bolton -10 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Sale - 12 £47,500 - 1
Rochdale -2 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Bury -1 3 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Oldham -2 3 £32,500 -17.19% 2
Altrincham - 1 £47,500 - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 321 (100.00%) .NET
2 318 (99.07%) C#
3 265 (82.55%) ASP.NET
4 243 (75.70%) SQL Server
5 221 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
6 211 (65.73%) MVC
7 172 (53.58%) TDD
8 171 (53.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 135 (42.06%) WPF
10 128 (39.88%) JavaScript
11 127 (39.56%) .NET Framework
12 125 (38.94%) SQL
13 118 (36.76%) Entity Framework
14 113 (35.20%) HTML
15 111 (34.58%) jQuery
16 100 (31.15%) CSS
17 97 (30.22%) Web Application Development
18 95 (29.60%) RESTful
18 95 (29.60%) SQL Server 2014
19 94 (29.28%) OO
20 92 (28.66%) ASP.NET Web API
21 89 (27.73%) Web Services
22 87 (27.10%) T-SQL
22 87 (27.10%) Scrum
23 82 (25.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 79 (24.61%) BDD
25 77 (23.99%) AngularJS
26 74 (23.05%) Finance
27 69 (21.50%) Games
27 69 (21.50%) XML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.12%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.25%) CMS
4 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (8.10%) Google Play
4 4 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.28%) Internet
2 5 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (75.70%) SQL Server
2 95 (29.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (8.41%) NoSQL
4 26 (8.10%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.49%) MySQL
10 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (16.20%) NUnit
2 51 (15.89%) Git (software)
3 45 (14.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (12.46%) MSTest
5 30 (9.35%) Selenium
6 25 (7.79%) SpecFlow
6 25 (7.79%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.92%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.12%) FxCop
8 10 (3.12%) StyleCop
9 9 (2.80%) JIRA
9 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.87%) Subversion
11 5 (1.56%) ReSharper
12 4 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (1.25%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.93%) Jasmine
14 2 (0.62%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 74 (23.05%) Finance
2 69 (21.50%) Games
3 11 (3.43%) Music Industry
4 9 (2.80%) Retail
5 8 (2.49%) Marketing
6 3 (0.93%) Law
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 257 (80.06%) Developer
2 199 (61.99%) .NET Developer
3 104 (32.40%) C# Developer
4 71 (22.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 48 (14.95%) Senior Developer
6 44 (13.71%) Lead Developer
7 40 (12.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 40 (12.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 39 (12.15%) Software Engineer
9 35 (10.90%) .NET Software Engineer
9 35 (10.90%) Senior C# Developer
10 31 (9.66%) Lead C# Developer
10 31 (9.66%) Software Developer
10 31 (9.66%) SQL Developer
11 30 (9.35%) C# Software Engineer
11 30 (9.35%) Senior .NET Developer
12 29 (9.03%) C# Software Developer
13 27 (8.41%) Junior
13 27 (8.41%) Junior Developer
14 26 (8.10%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (100.00%) .NET
2 265 (82.55%) ASP.NET
3 171 (53.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 135 (42.06%) WPF
5 127 (39.56%) .NET Framework
6 118 (36.76%) Entity Framework
7 113 (35.20%) HTML
8 111 (34.58%) jQuery
9 100 (31.15%) CSS
10 95 (29.60%) RESTful
11 92 (28.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 89 (27.73%) Web Services
13 82 (25.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 77 (23.99%) AngularJS
15 69 (21.50%) XML
16 65 (20.25%) LINQ
17 62 (19.31%) KnockoutJS
18 56 (17.45%) Node.js
19 51 (15.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 42 (13.08%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.08%) Mobile App
2 36 (11.21%) Computer Science
3 26 (8.10%) iPhone
4 23 (7.17%) iPad
5 15 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.36%) Xbox
7 13 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.12%) PMI
8 10 (3.12%) User Experience
9 5 (1.56%) Kindle
10 3 (0.93%) Social Network
11 1 (0.31%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.40%) Windows
2 26 (8.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (65.73%) MVC
3 172 (53.58%) TDD
4 97 (30.22%) Web Application Development
5 94 (29.28%) OO
6 87 (27.10%) Scrum
7 79 (24.61%) BDD
8 61 (19.00%) Dependency Injection
9 52 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (16.20%) Software Engineering
10 49 (15.26%) Kanban
11 40 (12.46%) Domain-Driven Design
12 34 (10.59%) MVVM
12 34 (10.59%) UML
12 34 (10.59%) Web Development
13 30 (9.35%) Multithreading
14 29 (9.03%) Unit Testing
15 28 (8.72%) E-Commerce
16 26 (8.10%) Use Case
17 25 (7.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 318 (99.07%) C#
2 128 (39.88%) JavaScript
3 125 (38.94%) SQL
4 87 (27.10%) T-SQL
5 51 (15.89%) Ruby
6 35 (10.90%) VB.NET
7 29 (9.03%) PL/SQL
8 26 (8.10%) C++
8 26 (8.10%) Java
9 25 (7.79%) F#
10 8 (2.49%) VBA
11 5 (1.56%) XPath
12 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.62%) C
14 1 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (3.43%) Degree
2 10 (3.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 10 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.12%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.93%) ISEB
3 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (7.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 56 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (16.51%) Google
3 11 (3.43%) Oracle
4 4 (1.25%) Ektron
5 3 (0.93%) Infragistics
5 3 (0.93%) Telerik
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