The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 33 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing WCF 447 410 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.28% 5.65% 5.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.26% 11.90% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 402 378 357
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 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3134 3446 3523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.04% 47.48% 47.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2638 3070 3239
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WCF
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +2 239 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Cheshire +19 121 £37,500 +25.00% 15
Merseyside +10 46 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Lancashire -10 36 £37,500 -1.31% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 873 (96.68%) C#
2 842 (93.24%) .NET
3 671 (74.31%) ASP.NET
4 662 (73.31%) SQL Server
5 498 (55.15%) MVC
6 419 (46.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 382 (42.30%) TDD
8 368 (40.75%) .NET Framework
9 319 (35.33%) SQL
10 285 (31.56%) HTML
11 266 (29.46%) JavaScript
12 265 (29.35%) WPF
13 249 (27.57%) OO
14 243 (26.91%) Web Services
15 241 (26.69%) CSS
16 232 (25.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 222 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
18 221 (24.47%) LINQ
19 217 (24.03%) jQuery
20 207 (22.92%) Scrum
21 204 (22.59%) Web Application Development
22 199 (22.04%) Microsoft
23 197 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 189 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
25 179 (19.82%) Windows
26 175 (19.38%) NUnit
26 175 (19.38%) SQL Server 2012
27 165 (18.27%) VB.NET
28 147 (16.28%) XML
29 142 (15.73%) WinForms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 54 (5.98%) Node.js
2 47 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.10%) IIS
4 20 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.89%) CMS
7 8 (0.89%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.66%) ColdFusion
9 5 (0.55%) Lync
9 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.44%) Drupal
10 4 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.66%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 4 (0.44%) PaaS
4 3 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.87%) Internet
2 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.44%) Intranet
4 3 (0.33%) Wireless
5 2 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (73.31%) SQL Server
2 189 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 175 (19.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 93 (10.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.78%) MySQL
13 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.33%) MS Access
13 3 (0.33%) Big Data
14 2 (0.22%) DTS
15 1 (0.11%) OLTP
15 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 175 (19.38%) NUnit
2 127 (14.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (11.74%) Moq
4 102 (11.30%) Rhino Mocks
5 93 (10.30%) Visual Studio
6 78 (8.64%) MSTest
7 42 (4.65%) Git (software)
8 36 (3.99%) Subversion
9 32 (3.54%) SpecFlow
10 17 (1.88%) Selenium
10 17 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (1.33%) ReSharper
12 12 (1.33%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.22%) JIRA
14 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
15 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.55%) StyleCop
17 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (9.08%) Finance
2 46 (5.09%) Games
3 45 (4.98%) Retail
4 19 (2.10%) Marketing
5 15 (1.66%) Legal
6 14 (1.55%) Advertising
7 10 (1.11%) Billing
8 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.55%) Electronics
10 4 (0.44%) Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Military
12 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 820 (90.81%) Developer
2 521 (57.70%) .NET Developer
3 317 (35.11%) C# Developer
4 233 (25.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (21.93%) Senior Developer
6 159 (17.61%) Software Developer
7 141 (15.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 135 (14.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 111 (12.29%) Senior C# Developer
10 101 (11.18%) Senior .NET Developer
11 88 (9.75%) Web Developer
12 66 (7.31%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 59 (6.53%) .NET Software Developer
14 57 (6.31%) Lead Developer
15 53 (5.87%) C# Software Developer
16 41 (4.54%) Analyst
17 39 (4.32%) Software Engineer
18 35 (3.88%) Architect
18 35 (3.88%) C# Web Developer
18 35 (3.88%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (93.24%) .NET
2 671 (74.31%) ASP.NET
3 419 (46.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 368 (40.75%) .NET Framework
5 285 (31.56%) HTML
6 265 (29.35%) WPF
7 243 (26.91%) Web Services
8 241 (26.69%) CSS
9 232 (25.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 221 (24.47%) LINQ
11 217 (24.03%) jQuery
12 197 (21.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 147 (16.28%) XML
14 142 (15.73%) WinForms
15 133 (14.73%) Razor View Engine
16 123 (13.62%) Ninject
17 113 (12.51%) Castle Windsor
18 95 (10.52%) REST
19 81 (8.97%) SOAP
20 77 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 67 (7.42%) Inversion of Control
3 65 (7.20%) N-Tier
4 36 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.88%) iPhone
7 25 (2.77%) Tandem
8 24 (2.66%) Mathematics
8 24 (2.66%) Physics
9 16 (1.77%) NHS
10 15 (1.66%) Social Media
11 14 (1.55%) Social Network
12 13 (1.44%) Statistics
12 13 (1.44%) Streaming Music
13 12 (1.33%) SystemC
14 9 (1.00%) BBC
15 6 (0.66%) Informatics
16 5 (0.55%) RIA
17 4 (0.44%) W3C
17 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 179 (19.82%) Windows
2 32 (3.54%) Android
3 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.33%) Linux
7 3 (0.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (55.15%) MVC
2 382 (42.30%) TDD
3 249 (27.57%) OO
4 222 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (22.92%) Scrum
6 204 (22.59%) Web Application Development
7 116 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (12.74%) Dependency Injection
9 107 (11.85%) Unit Testing
10 95 (10.52%) Kanban
11 91 (10.08%) Software Engineering
12 86 (9.52%) BDD
13 84 (9.30%) Web Development
14 83 (9.19%) OOD
15 79 (8.75%) MVVM
16 74 (8.19%) Domain-Driven Design
17 73 (8.08%) SOA
18 70 (7.75%) E-Commerce
19 50 (5.54%) UML
20 35 (3.88%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 873 (96.68%) C#
2 319 (35.33%) SQL
3 266 (29.46%) JavaScript
4 165 (18.27%) VB.NET
5 131 (14.51%) T-SQL
6 41 (4.54%) VB
7 32 (3.54%) Java
8 22 (2.44%) Ruby
9 20 (2.21%) C
10 18 (1.99%) VBA
11 16 (1.77%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.33%) PHP
13 10 (1.11%) C++
14 9 (1.00%) XAML
15 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.66%) Delphi
16 6 (0.66%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.44%) Python
19 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (8.75%) Degree
2 65 (7.20%) MCP
3 62 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (6.64%) MCSD
5 59 (6.53%) MCTS
6 58 (6.42%) MCAD
7 5 (0.55%) CCNP
7 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.44%) SLA
1 13 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 199 (22.04%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.87%) Oracle
3 36 (3.99%) Google
4 10 (1.11%) Facebook
5 9 (1.00%) Apple
5 9 (1.00%) Sony
5 9 (1.00%) Yahoo!
6 8 (0.89%) Remedy
6 8 (0.89%) IBM
6 8 (0.89%) HP
7 7 (0.78%) Wonderware
8 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.55%) VMware
10 4 (0.44%) Open Text
10 4 (0.44%) Zend
11 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.22%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.22%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.22%) Telerik
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: c.42,000
Posted: 4 days ago