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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 35 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 465 500 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.43% 6.76% 4.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.68% 13.62% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 422 472 323
Average salary £39,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3400 3670 3499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 46.98% 49.60% 49.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2904 3275 3141
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 283 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Cheshire +11 98 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Merseyside +1 44 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Lancashire -14 32 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Cumbria 0 2 £30,250 -13.57%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (96.46%) C#
2 867 (95.80%) .NET
3 685 (75.69%) ASP.NET
4 613 (67.73%) SQL Server
5 492 (54.36%) MVC
6 402 (44.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 322 (35.58%) .NET Framework
7 322 (35.58%) SQL
8 316 (34.92%) TDD
9 282 (31.16%) WPF
10 257 (28.40%) HTML
11 251 (27.73%) JavaScript
12 228 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
13 223 (24.64%) CSS
14 222 (24.53%) Windows
15 220 (24.31%) jQuery
16 208 (22.98%) Scrum
17 206 (22.76%) OO
17 206 (22.76%) Web Services
18 202 (22.32%) Microsoft
19 199 (21.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 182 (20.11%) VB.NET
21 170 (18.78%) LINQ
22 162 (17.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
23 159 (17.57%) WinForms
24 158 (17.46%) Web Application Development
25 153 (16.91%) Team Foundation Server
26 151 (16.69%) XML
27 147 (16.24%) SQL Server 2008
28 135 (14.92%) SQL Server 2012

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 57 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.42%) Node.js
3 32 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 30 (3.31%) IIS
5 28 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.66%) CMS
8 4 (0.44%) FileNet
9 3 (0.33%) CICS
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.33%) Lync
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.22%) DNN
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 88 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.66%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.44%) MS Project
4 3 (0.33%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.44%) TIBCO iProcess
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 28 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.43%) Internet
2 12 (1.33%) SSL
2 12 (1.33%) X.509
3 8 (0.88%) Extranet
4 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.55%) Intranet
6 3 (0.33%) DNS
6 3 (0.33%) Wireless
7 2 (0.22%) GPRS
7 2 (0.22%) UMTS
8 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (67.73%) SQL Server
2 147 (16.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (14.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 87 (9.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.66%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.10%) MS Access
12 9 (0.99%) MySQL
13 7 (0.77%) DTS
14 6 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 153 (16.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 128 (14.14%) NUnit
3 96 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 84 (9.28%) Moq
5 69 (7.62%) Rhino Mocks
6 54 (5.97%) MSTest
7 25 (2.76%) Subversion
8 23 (2.54%) Git (software)
9 19 (2.10%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.55%) Xcode
11 13 (1.44%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.33%) ReSharper
12 12 (1.33%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.77%) JIRA
14 6 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (0.44%) PhoneGap
16 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
16 2 (0.22%) Log4Net
General
1 131 (14.48%) Finance
2 33 (3.65%) Retail
3 31 (3.43%) Games
4 15 (1.66%) Legal
5 6 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.66%) Banking
6 5 (0.55%) Advertising
7 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
7 4 (0.44%) Marketing
8 3 (0.33%) Billing
8 3 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.11%) Electronics
9 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.11%) Automotive
9 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 814 (89.94%) Developer
2 520 (57.46%) .NET Developer
3 320 (35.36%) C# Developer
4 219 (24.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 186 (20.55%) Senior Developer
6 157 (17.35%) Software Developer
7 139 (15.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 132 (14.59%) ASP.NET Developer
9 118 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
10 90 (9.94%) Web Developer
11 86 (9.50%) Senior C# Developer
12 69 (7.62%) Lead Developer
12 69 (7.62%) .NET Software Developer
13 56 (6.19%) C# Software Developer
14 51 (5.64%) C# Web Developer
15 50 (5.52%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
16 46 (5.08%) .NET Web Developer
17 45 (4.97%) Analyst
18 35 (3.87%) Software Engineer
19 33 (3.65%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 867 (95.80%) .NET
2 685 (75.69%) ASP.NET
3 402 (44.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 322 (35.58%) .NET Framework
5 282 (31.16%) WPF
6 257 (28.40%) HTML
7 223 (24.64%) CSS
8 220 (24.31%) jQuery
9 206 (22.76%) Web Services
10 199 (21.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 170 (18.78%) LINQ
12 162 (17.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 159 (17.57%) WinForms
14 151 (16.69%) XML
15 124 (13.70%) Razor View Engine
16 93 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 87 (9.61%) Ninject
18 77 (8.51%) Castle Windsor
19 63 (6.96%) NHibernate
20 56 (6.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.84%) N-Tier
2 65 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 55 (6.08%) Inversion of Control
4 42 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 39 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.76%) NHS
7 22 (2.43%) SystemC
7 22 (2.43%) iPhone
8 19 (2.10%) Informatics
9 12 (1.33%) Social Network
9 12 (1.33%) PKI
10 11 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.10%) Physics
12 9 (0.99%) Statistics
13 8 (0.88%) RIA
14 6 (0.66%) Streaming Music
15 5 (0.55%) Biometrics
16 4 (0.44%) BBC
16 4 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 222 (24.53%) Windows
2 53 (5.86%) Android
3 31 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.77%) Windows Phone
5 14 (1.55%) Windows 8
6 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.55%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.33%) UNIX
9 1 (0.11%) Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (54.36%) MVC
2 316 (34.92%) TDD
3 228 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (22.98%) Scrum
5 206 (22.76%) OO
6 158 (17.46%) Web Application Development
7 104 (11.49%) Unit Testing
8 97 (10.72%) Software Engineering
9 84 (9.28%) E-Commerce
10 83 (9.17%) Dependency Injection
11 82 (9.06%) Web Development
12 80 (8.84%) BDD
13 70 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (7.40%) Kanban
15 62 (6.85%) MVVM
16 59 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
17 58 (6.41%) OOD
18 42 (4.64%) UML
19 31 (3.43%) OOP
19 31 (3.43%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 873 (96.46%) C#
2 322 (35.58%) SQL
3 251 (27.73%) JavaScript
4 182 (20.11%) VB.NET
5 130 (14.36%) T-SQL
6 45 (4.97%) VB
7 35 (3.87%) C++
8 28 (3.09%) Java
9 26 (2.87%) C
10 24 (2.65%) XAML
11 22 (2.43%) VBA
12 14 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.55%) Ruby
13 10 (1.10%) PHP
13 10 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.77%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.33%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.33%) Delphi
17 2 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (8.18%) MCTS
3 72 (7.96%) MCP
4 68 (7.51%) MCAD
4 68 (7.51%) MCSD
5 59 (6.52%) Degree
6 6 (0.66%) MCPD
7 5 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.31%) QA
2 9 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 202 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.08%) Oracle
3 27 (2.98%) Google
4 13 (1.44%) Facebook
5 11 (1.22%) TIBCO
6 10 (1.10%) DevExpress
6 10 (1.10%) McKesson
7 9 (0.99%) IBM
7 9 (0.99%) Twitter
8 6 (0.66%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.66%) HP
8 6 (0.66%) Remedy
9 5 (0.55%) Apple
10 4 (0.44%) Sony
10 4 (0.44%) Yahoo!
11 3 (0.33%) 3PAR
11 3 (0.33%) F5
11 3 (0.33%) NetApp
11 3 (0.33%) Dell
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 36,000 + Excellent Benfits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000 + bens & 10% Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 6 £25,783 - £34,530 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 7 £30,764 - £40,558 pa
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago