The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 47 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 350 450 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.12% 6.05% 5.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.98% 13.69% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 323 401 340
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £43,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WCF
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2696 3287 3282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.44% 44.18% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2320 2780 2943
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 £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WCF
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WCF Salary Trend in the North West

WCF
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in the North West

WCF
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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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
Manchester -3 202 £42,500 +6.25% 40
Cheshire -13 97 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Lancashire -7 34 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Merseyside -17 13 £40,000 - 7
Cumbria - 4 £35,000 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 666 (97.08%) C#
2 664 (96.79%) .NET
3 521 (75.95%) ASP.NET
4 502 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
5 484 (70.55%) SQL Server
6 479 (69.83%) MVC
7 350 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 335 (48.83%) TDD
9 260 (37.90%) JavaScript
10 231 (33.67%) WPF
11 226 (32.94%) Web Application Development
12 224 (32.65%) HTML
13 210 (30.61%) .NET Framework
14 203 (29.59%) SQL
15 197 (28.72%) Web Services
16 195 (28.43%) CSS
16 195 (28.43%) Scrum
17 191 (27.84%) Microsoft
18 183 (26.68%) NUnit
19 179 (26.09%) jQuery
20 174 (25.36%) XML
21 168 (24.49%) Dependency Injection
22 161 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
23 144 (20.99%) OO
24 136 (19.83%) Windows
25 132 (19.24%) Entity Framework
26 131 (19.10%) Ninject
27 123 (17.93%) Finance
28 122 (17.78%) LINQ
29 109 (15.89%) Kanban

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 99 (14.43%) Node.js
2 24 (3.50%) CMS
3 23 (3.35%) IIS
4 19 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.46%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.73%) Alfresco
6 5 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.58%) WordPress
7 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.29%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 81 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.73%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.92%) SaaS
3 5 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.60%) Internet
2 9 (1.31%) Intranet
3 4 (0.58%) Wireless
4 1 (0.15%) Skype
4 1 (0.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 484 (70.55%) SQL Server
2 83 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 69 (10.06%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.17%) MySQL
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.29%) SQLite
11 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 183 (26.68%) NUnit
2 103 (15.01%) Rhino Mocks
3 93 (13.56%) MSTest
4 91 (13.27%) Moq
5 76 (11.08%) Git (software)
6 73 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (9.48%) Visual Studio
8 38 (5.54%) Selenium
9 21 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.48%) Subversion
11 13 (1.90%) ReSharper
12 12 (1.75%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.46%) Jasmine
14 8 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (1.02%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
17 5 (0.73%) SoapUI
18 4 (0.58%) FxCop
18 4 (0.58%) StyleCop
19 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 123 (17.93%) Finance
2 45 (6.56%) Games
3 24 (3.50%) Advertising
4 23 (3.35%) Retail
5 9 (1.31%) Marketing
6 6 (0.87%) Automotive
7 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 594 (86.59%) Developer
2 408 (59.48%) .NET Developer
3 177 (25.80%) C# Developer
4 105 (15.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 85 (12.39%) Software Developer
6 83 (12.10%) Senior Developer
7 71 (10.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 62 (9.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 54 (7.87%) Senior C# Developer
10 50 (7.29%) Lead Developer
11 44 (6.41%) Web Developer
11 44 (6.41%) Senior .NET Developer
11 44 (6.41%) C# Software Developer
12 39 (5.69%) Agile C# Developer
13 34 (4.96%) Software Engineer
14 27 (3.94%) Graduate
15 25 (3.64%) Junior
15 25 (3.64%) Junior .NET Developer
15 25 (3.64%) Graduate Developer
15 25 (3.64%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (96.79%) .NET
2 521 (75.95%) ASP.NET
3 350 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 231 (33.67%) WPF
5 224 (32.65%) HTML
6 210 (30.61%) .NET Framework
7 197 (28.72%) Web Services
8 195 (28.43%) CSS
9 179 (26.09%) jQuery
10 174 (25.36%) XML
11 132 (19.24%) Entity Framework
12 131 (19.10%) Ninject
13 122 (17.78%) LINQ
14 105 (15.31%) Castle Windsor
15 99 (14.43%) SOAP
16 88 (12.83%) REST
17 83 (12.10%) WinForms
18 81 (11.81%) AngularJS
19 78 (11.37%) ASP.NET Web API
19 78 (11.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.81%) Inversion of Control
2 50 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 45 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 40 (5.83%) N-Tier
5 27 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.79%) Streaming Music
6 26 (3.79%) iPhone
7 20 (2.92%) User Experience
8 14 (2.04%) Tandem
9 10 (1.46%) Xbox
10 7 (1.02%) W3C
10 7 (1.02%) Social Network
11 6 (0.87%) NHS
12 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.29%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.29%) PMI
13 2 (0.29%) Blog
13 2 (0.29%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 136 (19.83%) Windows
2 46 (6.71%) Android
3 20 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 16 (2.33%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (0.29%) Linux
5 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (73.18%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (69.83%) MVC
3 335 (48.83%) TDD
4 226 (32.94%) Web Application Development
5 195 (28.43%) Scrum
6 168 (24.49%) Dependency Injection
7 161 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
8 144 (20.99%) OO
9 109 (15.89%) Kanban
10 101 (14.72%) BDD
11 97 (14.14%) MVVM
12 95 (13.85%) Software Engineering
13 89 (12.97%) Domain-Driven Design
14 68 (9.91%) SOA
15 59 (8.60%) E-Commerce
16 56 (8.16%) UML
17 55 (8.02%) Unit Testing
18 51 (7.43%) SDLC
19 40 (5.83%) Web Development
20 27 (3.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 666 (97.08%) C#
2 260 (37.90%) JavaScript
3 203 (29.59%) SQL
4 77 (11.22%) VB.NET
5 70 (10.20%) T-SQL
6 39 (5.69%) Ruby
7 37 (5.39%) Java
8 35 (5.10%) VBA
9 30 (4.37%) VB
10 28 (4.08%) C++
11 16 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.73%) C
13 5 (0.73%) XQuery
13 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.58%) Scala
15 3 (0.44%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.29%) XAML
16 2 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (5.69%) Degree
2 19 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.02%) MCSD
3 7 (1.02%) MCPD
4 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.75%) QA
2 9 (1.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.73%) vSphere
2 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 191 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.23%) Google
3 16 (2.33%) Apple
4 11 (1.60%) Oracle
5 10 (1.46%) Facebook
6 7 (1.02%) Twitter
6 7 (1.02%) Zend
6 7 (1.02%) Adobe
7 6 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.73%) IBM
8 5 (0.73%) SAP
9 3 (0.44%) Wonderware
9 3 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.29%) Ektron
10 2 (0.29%) Apigee
10 2 (0.29%) VMware
10 2 (0.29%) Telerik
11 1 (0.15%) Unisys
11 1 (0.15%) Avaya
11 1 (0.15%) DevExpress
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