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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 50 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 182 264 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.64% 7.09% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.91% 14.42% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 158 256 297
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
1668 1831 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.52% 49.19% 52.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1610 1925
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Bolton +5 41 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Stockport -5 12 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Rochdale -1 8 £45,000 +42.85% 3
Wigan -15 4 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Oldham -4 2 - - 3
Altrincham -9 2 £51,750 +38.00% 1
Salford - 2 £50,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 332 (97.65%) C#
2 317 (93.24%) .NET
3 275 (80.88%) ASP.NET
4 242 (71.18%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (70.00%) SQL Server
6 227 (66.76%) MVC
7 186 (54.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 183 (53.82%) JavaScript
9 166 (48.82%) HTML
10 164 (48.24%) CSS
11 140 (41.18%) TDD
12 118 (34.71%) .NET Framework
13 111 (32.65%) SQL
14 107 (31.47%) jQuery
15 96 (28.24%) Web Services
16 85 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
17 75 (22.06%) LINQ
17 75 (22.06%) Dependency Injection
18 74 (21.76%) SQL Server 2008
18 74 (21.76%) Web Application Development
19 70 (20.59%) OO
20 69 (20.29%) Microsoft
20 69 (20.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 68 (20.00%) XML
22 67 (19.71%) WPF
22 67 (19.71%) Node.js
23 65 (19.12%) Windows
24 63 (18.53%) Team Foundation Server
24 63 (18.53%) Domain-Driven Design
25 62 (18.24%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 67 (19.71%) Node.js
2 17 (5.00%) Confluence
3 16 (4.71%) CMS
4 15 (4.41%) Umbraco
5 13 (3.82%) IIS
5 13 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.88%) Drupal
7 3 (0.88%) WordPress
8 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.76%) Yammer
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.00%) Internet
2 9 (2.65%) Intranet
3 4 (1.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (21.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (9.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (7.65%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.18%) MySQL
6 19 (5.59%) MongoDB
7 18 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.88%) OLTP
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (18.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (15.88%) NUnit
3 28 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 21 (6.18%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.29%) Mercurial
6 17 (5.00%) JIRA
6 17 (5.00%) Bitbucket
7 15 (4.41%) Moq
8 13 (3.82%) Subversion
9 11 (3.24%) ReSharper
9 11 (3.24%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.94%) MSTest
10 10 (2.94%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (2.65%) Selenium
12 5 (1.47%) NCrunch
13 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.88%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.88%) Grunt
15 2 (0.59%) Rational Rose
16 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 41 (12.06%) Finance
2 34 (10.00%) Games
3 16 (4.71%) Automotive
4 6 (1.76%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (88.82%) Developer
2 206 (60.59%) .NET Developer
3 127 (37.35%) C# Developer
4 90 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 79 (23.24%) Senior Developer
6 61 (17.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 53 (15.59%) Senior C# Developer
8 50 (14.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 47 (13.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 42 (12.35%) Software Developer
11 24 (7.06%) C# Software Developer
12 20 (5.88%) Lead Developer
13 18 (5.29%) Architect
14 17 (5.00%) Junior
14 17 (5.00%) Web Developer
15 16 (4.71%) Junior Developer
16 15 (4.41%) Junior .NET Developer
16 15 (4.41%) .NET Architect
16 15 (4.41%) Junior C# Developer
16 15 (4.41%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (93.24%) .NET
2 275 (80.88%) ASP.NET
3 186 (54.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 166 (48.82%) HTML
5 164 (48.24%) CSS
6 118 (34.71%) .NET Framework
7 107 (31.47%) jQuery
8 96 (28.24%) Web Services
9 85 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
10 75 (22.06%) LINQ
11 69 (20.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 68 (20.00%) XML
13 67 (19.71%) WPF
14 59 (17.35%) Ninject
15 49 (14.41%) Ajax
16 46 (13.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 43 (12.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 33 (9.71%) HTML5
19 32 (9.41%) SOAP
20 29 (8.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.12%) Mobile App
2 29 (8.53%) iPhone
3 25 (7.35%) Streaming Music
4 23 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 18 (5.29%) Inversion of Control
7 10 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.65%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.35%) Physics
9 8 (2.35%) User Experience
10 5 (1.47%) Informatics
10 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.18%) W3C
12 3 (0.88%) NHS
12 3 (0.88%) LIMS
13 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.59%) Interactive TV
14 1 (0.29%) Statistics
14 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.12%) Windows
2 31 (9.12%) Android
3 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Linux
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (71.18%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (66.76%) MVC
3 140 (41.18%) TDD
4 75 (22.06%) Dependency Injection
5 74 (21.76%) Web Application Development
6 70 (20.59%) OO
7 63 (18.53%) Domain-Driven Design
8 46 (13.53%) Software Engineering
9 44 (12.94%) Scrum
10 36 (10.59%) Web Development
11 32 (9.41%) E-Commerce
12 30 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (7.65%) Mentoring
14 25 (7.35%) Web Design
15 23 (6.76%) SOA
15 23 (6.76%) Unit Testing
16 22 (6.47%) OOD
17 20 (5.88%) BDD
18 19 (5.59%) MVVM
19 17 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 332 (97.65%) C#
2 183 (53.82%) JavaScript
3 111 (32.65%) SQL
4 62 (18.24%) T-SQL
5 42 (12.35%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.71%) Java
7 13 (3.82%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.94%) Delphi
9 6 (1.76%) PHP
9 6 (1.76%) VBA
10 5 (1.47%) C++
11 4 (1.18%) Ruby
12 3 (0.88%) Scala
12 3 (0.88%) C
13 2 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.59%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.29%) Python
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (13.24%) Degree
2 14 (4.12%) VCP4
3 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 69 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.12%) Google
3 13 (3.82%) Oracle
4 10 (2.94%) Embarcadero
5 8 (2.35%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.47%) Telerik
6 5 (1.47%) Wonderware
7 4 (1.18%) Zend
7 4 (1.18%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.18%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.88%) Open-E
9 2 (0.59%) Adobe
10 1 (0.29%) Symbian
10 1 (0.29%) VMware
10 1 (0.29%) Ektron
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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