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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 60 55 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Permanent jobs citing WCF 229 316 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.14% 4.57% 6.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.18% 11.33% 13.81%
Number of salaries quoted 216 281 436
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 £32,500 £29,000 £31,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
2049 2790 3301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.03% 40.32% 49.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1781 2456 2929
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +20 166 £47,500 +13.09% 24
Cheshire -32 31 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Merseyside -8 21 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Lancashire 0 8 £35,000 +7.69% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 558 (97.89%) C#
2 552 (96.84%) .NET
3 446 (78.25%) ASP.NET
4 413 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
5 376 (65.96%) MVC
6 365 (64.04%) SQL Server
7 315 (55.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 294 (51.58%) TDD
9 233 (40.88%) WPF
10 220 (38.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 214 (37.54%) Web Application Development
12 209 (36.67%) .NET Framework
13 183 (32.11%) Scrum
14 167 (29.30%) JavaScript
14 167 (29.30%) NUnit
15 165 (28.95%) HTML
16 159 (27.89%) Entity Framework
17 155 (27.19%) CSS
18 154 (27.02%) OO
19 148 (25.96%) Web Services
20 146 (25.61%) SQL
20 146 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
21 131 (22.98%) Dependency Injection
22 129 (22.63%) SQL Server 2014
23 127 (22.28%) Ninject
23 127 (22.28%) jQuery
24 116 (20.35%) Node.js
25 110 (19.30%) RESTful
25 110 (19.30%) MSTest
26 108 (18.95%) Windows

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 116 (20.35%) Node.js
2 17 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.58%) IIS
4 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.70%) CMS
5 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.35%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.18%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.18%) HTTP
2 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (64.04%) SQL Server
2 129 (22.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 72 (12.63%) NoSQL
4 54 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.88%) SQLite
10 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.35%) MySQL
12 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 167 (29.30%) NUnit
2 110 (19.30%) MSTest
3 102 (17.89%) Git (software)
4 98 (17.19%) Moq
5 92 (16.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 84 (14.74%) Rhino Mocks
7 43 (7.54%) Visual Studio
8 22 (3.86%) Selenium
9 15 (2.63%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.58%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.23%) ReSharper
12 6 (1.05%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.05%) Subversion
12 6 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.88%) FxCop
13 5 (0.88%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.88%) StyleCop
13 5 (0.88%) WiX
14 3 (0.53%) PowerBuilder
15 2 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 77 (13.51%) Finance
2 48 (8.42%) Games
3 29 (5.09%) Advertising
4 13 (2.28%) Marketing
5 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.23%) Legal
6 6 (1.05%) Retail
7 3 (0.53%) Back Office
7 3 (0.53%) Law
7 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Automotive
8 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 465 (81.58%) Developer
2 394 (69.12%) .NET Developer
3 186 (32.63%) C# Developer
4 138 (24.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 89 (15.61%) ASP.NET Developer
6 84 (14.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 72 (12.63%) Senior Developer
8 70 (12.28%) Lead Developer
9 68 (11.93%) .NET Software Developer
10 62 (10.88%) Software Developer
11 57 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 53 (9.30%) Software Engineer
13 52 (9.12%) Lead .NET Developer
14 51 (8.95%) Lead C# Developer
15 49 (8.60%) Senior .NET Developer
16 44 (7.72%) C# Software Developer
16 44 (7.72%) C# Software Engineer
17 41 (7.19%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 37 (6.49%) SQL Developer
19 34 (5.96%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (96.84%) .NET
2 446 (78.25%) ASP.NET
3 315 (55.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 233 (40.88%) WPF
5 220 (38.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 209 (36.67%) .NET Framework
7 165 (28.95%) HTML
8 159 (27.89%) Entity Framework
9 155 (27.19%) CSS
10 148 (25.96%) Web Services
11 127 (22.28%) jQuery
11 127 (22.28%) Ninject
12 110 (19.30%) RESTful
13 103 (18.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 94 (16.49%) LINQ
15 82 (14.39%) Castle Windsor
16 78 (13.68%) Unity DI Container
16 78 (13.68%) XML
17 76 (13.33%) Spring.NET
18 61 (10.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.68%) Inversion of Control
2 49 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 38 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 36 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (4.91%) iPhone
6 27 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.98%) Streaming Music
8 11 (1.93%) User Experience
9 9 (1.58%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.58%) Physics
10 6 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.88%) Health Informatics
11 5 (0.88%) Informatics
11 5 (0.88%) PMI
12 4 (0.70%) NHS
13 3 (0.53%) iPad
13 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.35%) EPoS
14 2 (0.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.95%) Windows
2 33 (5.79%) Android
3 5 (0.88%) Linux
3 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (65.96%) MVC
3 294 (51.58%) TDD
4 214 (37.54%) Web Application Development
5 183 (32.11%) Scrum
6 154 (27.02%) OO
7 146 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
8 131 (22.98%) Dependency Injection
9 102 (17.89%) Kanban
10 97 (17.02%) BDD
11 87 (15.26%) Software Engineering
12 83 (14.56%) MVVM
13 53 (9.30%) Domain-Driven Design
14 41 (7.19%) UML
15 39 (6.84%) Mentoring
16 37 (6.49%) Unit Testing
17 34 (5.96%) Machine Learning
17 34 (5.96%) OOP
18 30 (5.26%) RUP
18 30 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 558 (97.89%) C#
2 167 (29.30%) JavaScript
3 146 (25.61%) SQL
4 75 (13.16%) Ruby
5 73 (12.81%) VB.NET
6 52 (9.12%) T-SQL
7 39 (6.84%) C++
8 37 (6.49%) Java
9 30 (5.26%) VB
10 26 (4.56%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.28%) VBA
12 11 (1.93%) C
13 10 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.05%) Scala
15 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.70%) PHP
17 3 (0.53%) Embedded C
18 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.35%) VB6
18 2 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (6.49%) Degree
2 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
3 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.23%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) HL7
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.88%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 99 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.26%) Google
3 23 (4.04%) Facebook
4 7 (1.23%) Wonderware
5 6 (1.05%) Twitter
6 5 (0.88%) Oracle
6 5 (0.88%) VMware
7 2 (0.35%) Apple
7 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.18%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.18%) PayPal
8 1 (0.18%) Progress
8 1 (0.18%) Sage
8 1 (0.18%) SAP
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Blackburn
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winsford
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
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Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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