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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / North West
Rank 64 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 248 217 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.14% 3.84% 4.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.85% 10.39% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 234 208 294
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,400 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £51,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%

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
2518 2088 2806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.99% 36.92% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2185 1816 2456
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 171 £40,000 -15.78% 20
Cheshire +23 38 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Merseyside -4 20 £40,000 - 2
Lancashire +4 19 £37,500 +10.29% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 595 (98.84%) C#
1 595 (98.84%) .NET
2 459 (76.25%) ASP.NET
3 440 (73.09%) MVC
4 425 (70.60%) Agile Software Development
5 392 (65.12%) SQL Server
6 324 (53.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 309 (51.33%) TDD
8 258 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 223 (37.04%) SQL
10 214 (35.55%) Web Application Development
11 210 (34.88%) WPF
12 207 (34.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 207 (34.39%) Entity Framework
13 190 (31.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 187 (31.06%) JavaScript
15 186 (30.90%) jQuery
16 185 (30.73%) CSS
17 182 (30.23%) HTML
18 170 (28.24%) SQL Server 2014
19 161 (26.74%) BDD
20 159 (26.41%) RESTful
21 156 (25.91%) OO
22 145 (24.09%) Web Services
23 136 (22.59%) AngularJS
24 127 (21.10%) Scrum
24 127 (21.10%) Git (software)
25 125 (20.76%) Finance
26 113 (18.77%) Node.js
27 112 (18.60%) XML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.16%) NServiceBus
3 16 (2.66%) IIS
4 11 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.66%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.16%) Confluence
7 6 (1.00%) CMS
7 6 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.66%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 48 (7.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.49%) Google Play
4 23 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.00%) GitHub
6 4 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.64%) Internet
2 4 (0.66%) Intranet
3 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.33%) RFID
3 2 (0.33%) RS-232
3 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (65.12%) SQL Server
2 170 (28.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 91 (15.12%) NoSQL
4 55 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (5.98%) Big Data
5 36 (5.98%) MongoDB
6 25 (4.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 23 (3.82%) MySQL
8 16 (2.66%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.83%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.00%) Redis
13 5 (0.83%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 127 (21.10%) Git (software)
2 110 (18.27%) NUnit
3 69 (11.46%) Visual Studio
4 68 (11.30%) MSTest
5 67 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (6.81%) Moq
7 35 (5.81%) Rhino Mocks
8 27 (4.49%) TeamCity
9 25 (4.15%) JIRA
10 20 (3.32%) Selenium
10 20 (3.32%) SpecFlow
11 14 (2.33%) FxCop
11 14 (2.33%) StyleCop
12 12 (1.99%) Subversion
13 7 (1.16%) gulp
13 7 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
13 7 (1.16%) NuGet
14 5 (0.83%) Grunt
14 5 (0.83%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 125 (20.76%) Finance
2 97 (16.11%) Games
3 16 (2.66%) Marketing
4 15 (2.49%) Advertising
5 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.00%) Legal
6 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.00%) Music Industry
7 4 (0.66%) Automotive
7 4 (0.66%) Electronics
8 3 (0.50%) Retail
9 2 (0.33%) Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 526 (87.38%) Developer
2 424 (70.43%) .NET Developer
3 211 (35.05%) C# Developer
4 141 (23.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 98 (16.28%) Senior Developer
6 80 (13.29%) Lead Developer
7 69 (11.46%) Senior .NET Developer
8 67 (11.13%) Senior C# Developer
9 62 (10.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 60 (9.97%) Lead C# Developer
11 58 (9.63%) Lead .NET Developer
12 54 (8.97%) Software Engineer
13 52 (8.64%) .NET Software Developer
13 52 (8.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 50 (8.31%) Junior
14 50 (8.31%) Software Developer
15 49 (8.14%) Junior Developer
16 48 (7.97%) Junior .NET Developer
17 47 (7.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 46 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (98.84%) .NET
2 459 (76.25%) ASP.NET
3 324 (53.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 258 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 210 (34.88%) WPF
6 207 (34.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 207 (34.39%) Entity Framework
7 190 (31.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 186 (30.90%) jQuery
9 185 (30.73%) CSS
10 182 (30.23%) HTML
11 159 (26.41%) RESTful
12 145 (24.09%) Web Services
13 136 (22.59%) AngularJS
14 113 (18.77%) Node.js
15 112 (18.60%) XML
16 83 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 78 (12.96%) KnockoutJS
18 73 (12.13%) Code First Entity Framework
19 72 (11.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 49 (8.14%) Mobile App
3 36 (5.98%) Xbox
4 29 (4.82%) iPad
5 27 (4.49%) iPhone
6 22 (3.65%) Social Network
7 20 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.82%) N-Tier
9 16 (2.66%) User Experience
10 13 (2.16%) PMI
11 8 (1.33%) AS400
11 8 (1.33%) iSeries
11 8 (1.33%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.16%) Streaming Music
13 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.66%) Kindle
14 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 2 (0.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.46%) Windows
2 28 (4.65%) Android
3 6 (1.00%) Linux
4 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.33%) Unix
4 2 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (73.09%) MVC
2 425 (70.60%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (51.33%) TDD
4 214 (35.55%) Web Application Development
5 161 (26.74%) BDD
6 156 (25.91%) OO
7 127 (21.10%) Scrum
8 101 (16.78%) Web Development
9 97 (16.11%) Dependency Injection
10 93 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (15.28%) Software Engineering
12 81 (13.46%) Kanban
13 63 (10.47%) MVVM
14 52 (8.64%) Domain-Driven Design
15 42 (6.98%) SDLC
15 42 (6.98%) Unit Testing
16 40 (6.64%) Machine Learning
17 38 (6.31%) OOP
17 38 (6.31%) UML
18 37 (6.15%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 595 (98.84%) C#
2 223 (37.04%) SQL
3 187 (31.06%) JavaScript
4 111 (18.44%) Ruby
5 88 (14.62%) T-SQL
6 42 (6.98%) C++
7 39 (6.48%) Java
7 39 (6.48%) VB.NET
8 33 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 26 (4.32%) F#
10 24 (3.99%) VB
11 11 (1.83%) C
12 10 (1.66%) VB6
13 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.33%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.33%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.33%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.33%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.33%) XAML
15 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (5.65%) Degree
2 13 (2.16%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (4.32%) Kibana
2 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 112 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 85 (14.12%) Google
3 11 (1.83%) Oracle
4 7 (1.16%) Atlassian
4 7 (1.16%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.00%) IBM
5 6 (1.00%) Tableau
6 5 (0.83%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.66%) RedGate
7 4 (0.66%) SAP
8 3 (0.50%) Facebook
9 1 (0.17%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.17%) TOWER Software
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