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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 42 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 349 451 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.66% 6.58% 6.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.76% 14.60% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 316 403 452
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2537 3090 3523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.14% 45.10% 49.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2124 2631 3142
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 May 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 May 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 -8 209 £40,000 - 34
Cheshire +1 100 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Lancashire -11 25 £35,000 +11.11% 8
Merseyside -19 9 £40,000 -
Cumbria -5 2 £32,500 +6.55% 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 660 (98.21%) C#
2 653 (97.17%) .NET
3 518 (77.08%) ASP.NET
4 495 (73.66%) Agile Software Development
5 475 (70.68%) MVC
6 473 (70.39%) SQL Server
7 361 (53.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 301 (44.79%) TDD
9 258 (38.39%) .NET Framework
10 244 (36.31%) JavaScript
11 231 (34.38%) HTML
12 218 (32.44%) Web Application Development
13 215 (31.99%) CSS
14 206 (30.65%) Microsoft
15 195 (29.02%) WPF
16 190 (28.27%) Web Services
17 188 (27.98%) Scrum
18 187 (27.83%) SQL
19 172 (25.60%) Dependency Injection
20 169 (25.15%) NUnit
21 167 (24.85%) jQuery
22 164 (24.40%) XML
23 157 (23.36%) Windows
24 143 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
25 136 (20.24%) Entity Framework
26 132 (19.64%) LINQ
27 130 (19.35%) OO
28 126 (18.75%) Ninject
29 110 (16.37%) Kanban
29 110 (16.37%) Castle Windsor

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 86 (12.80%) Node.js
2 34 (5.06%) IIS
2 34 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.42%) CMS
4 17 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.64%) NServiceBus
7 9 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.89%) Confluence
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 92 (13.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.51%) SaaS
3 11 (1.64%) Office 365
4 7 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.89%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.71%) Internet
2 14 (2.08%) Intranet
3 4 (0.60%) Wireless
4 1 (0.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (70.39%) SQL Server
2 109 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 34 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.89%) MySQL
9 5 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.74%) OLTP
10 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 169 (25.15%) NUnit
2 105 (15.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 103 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (13.54%) Moq
5 84 (12.50%) MSTest
6 69 (10.27%) Git (software)
7 55 (8.18%) Visual Studio
8 38 (5.65%) Selenium
9 24 (3.57%) SpecFlow
10 23 (3.42%) Subversion
11 19 (2.83%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.93%) JIRA
13 11 (1.64%) Mercurial
14 10 (1.49%) ReSharper
15 7 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
16 6 (0.89%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 2 (0.30%) Firebug
19 2 (0.30%) FxCop
General
1 104 (15.48%) Finance
2 53 (7.89%) Games
3 21 (3.13%) Retail
3 21 (3.13%) Advertising
4 13 (1.93%) Automotive
5 10 (1.49%) Marketing
6 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 617 (91.82%) Developer
2 416 (61.90%) .NET Developer
3 196 (29.17%) C# Developer
4 124 (18.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 100 (14.88%) Senior Developer
6 88 (13.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 82 (12.20%) Software Developer
8 70 (10.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 59 (8.78%) Senior C# Developer
10 51 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
11 45 (6.70%) Lead Developer
12 43 (6.40%) C# Software Developer
13 38 (5.65%) Junior
14 37 (5.51%) Junior .NET Developer
14 37 (5.51%) Junior Developer
15 31 (4.61%) Graduate Developer
15 31 (4.61%) Graduate
16 30 (4.46%) Web Developer
16 30 (4.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
17 29 (4.32%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 653 (97.17%) .NET
2 518 (77.08%) ASP.NET
3 361 (53.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 258 (38.39%) .NET Framework
5 231 (34.38%) HTML
6 215 (31.99%) CSS
7 195 (29.02%) WPF
8 190 (28.27%) Web Services
9 167 (24.85%) jQuery
10 164 (24.40%) XML
11 136 (20.24%) Entity Framework
12 132 (19.64%) LINQ
13 126 (18.75%) Ninject
14 110 (16.37%) Castle Windsor
15 88 (13.10%) SOAP
16 76 (11.31%) Ajax
16 76 (11.31%) REST
17 74 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 73 (10.86%) WinForms
19 71 (10.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.95%) Inversion of Control
2 58 (8.63%) Computer Science
3 56 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (6.85%) Mobile App
6 27 (4.02%) N-Tier
7 26 (3.87%) Streaming Music
8 25 (3.72%) iPhone
9 11 (1.64%) User Experience
10 10 (1.49%) Social Network
11 9 (1.34%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.19%) NHS
13 5 (0.74%) Informatics
14 4 (0.60%) W3C
15 3 (0.45%) Mathematics
15 3 (0.45%) Tandem
15 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.45%) Social Media
16 2 (0.30%) Interactive TV
16 2 (0.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 157 (23.36%) Windows
2 41 (6.10%) Android
3 16 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.34%) Windows Phone
4 9 (1.34%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (73.66%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (70.68%) MVC
3 301 (44.79%) TDD
4 218 (32.44%) Web Application Development
5 188 (27.98%) Scrum
6 172 (25.60%) Dependency Injection
7 143 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
8 130 (19.35%) OO
9 110 (16.37%) Kanban
10 104 (15.48%) Domain-Driven Design
11 91 (13.54%) BDD
12 80 (11.90%) SOA
13 78 (11.61%) MVVM
14 75 (11.16%) Software Engineering
15 52 (7.74%) Unit Testing
16 39 (5.80%) Web Development
16 39 (5.80%) SDLC
17 38 (5.65%) UML
18 33 (4.91%) Mentoring
19 30 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 660 (98.21%) C#
2 244 (36.31%) JavaScript
3 187 (27.83%) SQL
4 93 (13.84%) VB.NET
5 83 (12.35%) T-SQL
6 38 (5.65%) Java
7 30 (4.46%) VB
8 29 (4.32%) VBA
9 28 (4.17%) Ruby
10 12 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.04%) C++
12 6 (0.89%) PHP
12 6 (0.89%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.45%) Scala
13 3 (0.45%) Delphi
13 3 (0.45%) C
13 3 (0.45%) XAML
14 2 (0.30%) X++
15 1 (0.15%) Python
15 1 (0.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 60 (8.93%) Degree
2 30 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (1.93%) MCSD
4 12 (1.79%) MCP
5 11 (1.64%) MCAD
5 11 (1.64%) MCTS
6 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.30%) MCPD
8 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.49%) QA
2 7 (1.04%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Vendors
1 206 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.61%) Google
3 14 (2.08%) Facebook
4 11 (1.64%) Apple
5 10 (1.49%) Adobe
5 10 (1.49%) Oracle
5 10 (1.49%) Twitter
6 7 (1.04%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.89%) Apigee
8 5 (0.74%) DevExpress
8 5 (0.74%) Telerik
9 4 (0.60%) Wonderware
9 4 (0.60%) Zend
10 3 (0.45%) Ektron
10 3 (0.45%) IBM
10 3 (0.45%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.30%) Sony
11 2 (0.30%) Symbian
11 2 (0.30%) Yahoo!
11 2 (0.30%) EPiServer
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