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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 52 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 297 451 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.32% 6.83% 7.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.42% 13.83% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 268 428 556
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
2850 3260 4168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.44% 49.34% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2528 2916 3758
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Manchester -34 143 £40,000 - 35
Cheshire -7 101 £37,500 +1.35% 18
Lancashire +5 28 £32,250 -7.85% 10
Merseyside -2 25 £38,000 +1.33% 5
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 681 (97.84%) C#
2 669 (96.12%) .NET
3 549 (78.88%) ASP.NET
4 497 (71.41%) SQL Server
5 493 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
6 470 (67.53%) MVC
7 380 (54.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 316 (45.40%) HTML
9 309 (44.40%) TDD
10 301 (43.25%) CSS
11 281 (40.37%) JavaScript
12 273 (39.22%) .NET Framework
13 232 (33.33%) SQL
14 202 (29.02%) jQuery
15 187 (26.87%) Web Application Development
16 185 (26.58%) Microsoft
17 182 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 178 (25.57%) Web Services
19 164 (23.56%) LINQ
20 163 (23.42%) WPF
21 150 (21.55%) Windows
22 147 (21.12%) Dependency Injection
23 143 (20.55%) OO
23 143 (20.55%) Scrum
24 134 (19.25%) T-SQL
24 134 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
25 129 (18.53%) XML
26 128 (18.39%) VB.NET
27 124 (17.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
28 123 (17.67%) Ninject

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 96 (13.79%) Node.js
2 55 (7.90%) IIS
3 34 (4.89%) NServiceBus
4 33 (4.74%) Umbraco
5 25 (3.59%) CMS
6 19 (2.73%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.30%) Confluence
8 15 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.29%) JBoss
10 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.86%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.72%) Drupal
12 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.43%) WordPress
14 1 (0.14%) Lync
Applications
1 72 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.29%) SaaS
4 6 (0.86%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.77%) Internet
2 17 (2.44%) Wireless
3 9 (1.29%) Intranet
4 5 (0.72%) HTTP
5 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.29%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (71.41%) SQL Server
2 182 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (9.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (8.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 54 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (5.60%) NoSQL
8 37 (5.32%) Relational Database
9 30 (4.31%) MySQL
10 20 (2.87%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.15%) DTS
13 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.43%) OLTP
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.14%) SQLite
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 134 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 121 (17.39%) NUnit
3 85 (12.21%) Visual Studio
4 79 (11.35%) Moq
5 76 (10.92%) Git (software)
6 73 (10.49%) Rhino Mocks
7 64 (9.20%) MSTest
8 34 (4.89%) Selenium
9 32 (4.60%) SpecFlow
10 27 (3.88%) JIRA
11 16 (2.30%) Mercurial
11 16 (2.30%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (1.72%) Firebug
14 11 (1.58%) Subversion
15 9 (1.29%) ReSharper
16 6 (0.86%) PowerBuilder
16 6 (0.86%) NCrunch
17 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
18 3 (0.43%) MSBuild
General
1 120 (17.24%) Finance
2 65 (9.34%) Games
3 53 (7.61%) Retail
4 17 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.30%) Automotive
6 11 (1.58%) Law
7 8 (1.15%) Advertising
8 5 (0.72%) Banking
9 4 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 609 (87.50%) Developer
2 411 (59.05%) .NET Developer
3 178 (25.57%) C# Developer
4 126 (18.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 115 (16.52%) Senior Developer
6 87 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 83 (11.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 75 (10.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 70 (10.06%) Senior C# Developer
10 59 (8.48%) Senior .NET Developer
11 50 (7.18%) Junior
12 48 (6.90%) Junior Developer
13 45 (6.47%) Junior .NET Developer
14 38 (5.46%) Web Developer
14 38 (5.46%) C# Software Developer
15 35 (5.03%) Architect
16 33 (4.74%) Programmer
17 32 (4.60%) Graduate
18 30 (4.31%) Graduate Developer
18 30 (4.31%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (96.12%) .NET
2 549 (78.88%) ASP.NET
3 380 (54.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 316 (45.40%) HTML
5 301 (43.25%) CSS
6 273 (39.22%) .NET Framework
7 202 (29.02%) jQuery
8 178 (25.57%) Web Services
9 164 (23.56%) LINQ
10 163 (23.42%) WPF
11 129 (18.53%) XML
12 124 (17.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 123 (17.67%) Ninject
14 97 (13.94%) Castle Windsor
15 94 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 93 (13.36%) SOAP
17 85 (12.21%) KnockoutJS
18 77 (11.06%) HTML5
19 75 (10.78%) WinForms
20 60 (8.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.35%) Inversion of Control
2 65 (9.34%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (7.90%) Mobile App
4 53 (7.61%) Computer Science
5 38 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (4.02%) iPhone
7 27 (3.88%) Streaming Music
8 15 (2.16%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.72%) Physics
11 10 (1.44%) Social Media
11 10 (1.44%) BBC
12 9 (1.29%) User Experience
13 5 (0.72%) W3C
14 3 (0.43%) Informatics
15 2 (0.29%) LIMS
15 2 (0.29%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.29%) Social Network
16 1 (0.14%) Client/Server
16 1 (0.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 150 (21.55%) Windows
2 30 (4.31%) Android
3 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.14%) Linux
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (67.53%) MVC
3 309 (44.40%) TDD
4 187 (26.87%) Web Application Development
5 147 (21.12%) Dependency Injection
6 143 (20.55%) Scrum
6 143 (20.55%) OO
7 117 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (10.92%) Domain-Driven Design
9 74 (10.63%) Kanban
9 74 (10.63%) MVVM
10 68 (9.77%) SOA
11 67 (9.63%) BDD
12 62 (8.91%) Web Development
13 55 (7.90%) E-Commerce
14 53 (7.61%) Mentoring
15 44 (6.32%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.03%) OOD
16 35 (5.03%) UML
17 32 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 681 (97.84%) C#
2 281 (40.37%) JavaScript
3 232 (33.33%) SQL
4 134 (19.25%) T-SQL
5 128 (18.39%) VB.NET
6 50 (7.18%) VB
7 39 (5.60%) Ruby
8 24 (3.45%) Java
9 14 (2.01%) PHP
10 13 (1.87%) Delphi
11 11 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.44%) XPath
13 9 (1.29%) VBA
14 6 (0.86%) C++
15 4 (0.57%) VBScript
15 4 (0.57%) XAML
16 3 (0.43%) C
16 3 (0.43%) Scala
17 2 (0.29%) VB6
18 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (8.05%) Degree
2 15 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.72%) MCP
4 9 (1.29%) MCAD
4 9 (1.29%) MCSD
4 9 (1.29%) MCTS
5 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.44%) SLA
2 5 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 185 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.75%) Google
3 22 (3.16%) Oracle
4 13 (1.87%) Embarcadero
5 12 (1.72%) Facebook
6 10 (1.44%) Yahoo!
6 10 (1.44%) Apple
6 10 (1.44%) Sony
7 9 (1.29%) Wonderware
8 5 (0.72%) Zend
8 5 (0.72%) Telerik
8 5 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.57%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.43%) Open-E
11 1 (0.14%) Twitter
11 1 (0.14%) Lagan
11 1 (0.14%) VMware
11 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + flexitime, holidays...
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent pension + holidays
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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FT Select
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Unspecified
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Industry leading benefits package
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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