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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 37 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 359 448 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.54% 6.31% 6.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.66% 13.48% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 328 405 473
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
2629 3323 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.56% 46.81% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2219 2838 3276
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -2 221 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Cheshire +12 106 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Merseyside -12 15 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire -13 12 £32,500 +3.17% 7
Cumbria -8 1 £32,500 +7.43%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 643 (98.17%) C#
2 635 (96.95%) .NET
3 514 (78.47%) ASP.NET
4 483 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
5 462 (70.53%) SQL Server
6 458 (69.92%) MVC
7 373 (56.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 307 (46.87%) TDD
9 251 (38.32%) .NET Framework
10 239 (36.49%) JavaScript
11 235 (35.88%) HTML
12 223 (34.05%) Web Application Development
13 222 (33.89%) CSS
14 193 (29.47%) Microsoft
15 187 (28.55%) SQL
16 178 (27.18%) Scrum
17 172 (26.26%) Web Services
18 168 (25.65%) WPF
19 166 (25.34%) jQuery
20 164 (25.04%) Dependency Injection
21 154 (23.51%) NUnit
22 148 (22.60%) Windows
23 136 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
24 130 (19.85%) XML
25 128 (19.54%) OO
25 128 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
26 127 (19.39%) Ninject
27 121 (18.47%) LINQ
28 118 (18.02%) Entity Framework
29 113 (17.25%) VB.NET

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 93 (14.20%) Node.js
2 40 (6.11%) IIS
3 35 (5.34%) SharePoint
4 22 (3.36%) CMS
5 16 (2.44%) NServiceBus
6 15 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.68%) Confluence
8 11 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.53%) Umbraco
10 7 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 81 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.89%) SaaS
3 12 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.68%) Office 365
5 6 (0.92%) Yammer
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.15%) Internet
2 7 (1.07%) Intranet
3 4 (0.61%) Wireless
4 3 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (70.53%) SQL Server
2 128 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (9.31%) NoSQL
4 37 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (5.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (3.51%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.83%) MySQL
8 12 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.76%) OLTP
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 154 (23.51%) NUnit
2 104 (15.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 101 (15.42%) Rhino Mocks
4 89 (13.59%) Moq
5 82 (12.52%) MSTest
6 78 (11.91%) Git (software)
7 63 (9.62%) Visual Studio
8 37 (5.65%) Selenium
9 29 (4.43%) SpecFlow
10 22 (3.36%) JIRA
11 20 (3.05%) Subversion
12 16 (2.44%) Cucumber
12 16 (2.44%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.68%) Bitbucket
14 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (1.53%) ReSharper
15 7 (1.07%) Firebug
15 7 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
16 3 (0.46%) NCrunch
17 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 94 (14.35%) Finance
2 57 (8.70%) Games
3 25 (3.82%) Retail
4 18 (2.75%) Advertising
5 15 (2.29%) Automotive
6 10 (1.53%) Marketing
7 7 (1.07%) Law
8 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 609 (92.98%) Developer
2 439 (67.02%) .NET Developer
3 179 (27.33%) C# Developer
4 123 (18.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 95 (14.50%) Senior Developer
6 89 (13.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 71 (10.84%) Software Developer
8 69 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
9 60 (9.16%) Senior C# Developer
10 51 (7.79%) Senior .NET Developer
11 43 (6.56%) Lead Developer
11 43 (6.56%) Junior
12 42 (6.41%) Junior .NET Developer
12 42 (6.41%) Junior Developer
13 33 (5.04%) Graduate
14 31 (4.73%) Graduate Developer
14 31 (4.73%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 30 (4.58%) C# Software Developer
16 22 (3.36%) Analyst
16 22 (3.36%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (96.95%) .NET
2 514 (78.47%) ASP.NET
3 373 (56.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 251 (38.32%) .NET Framework
5 235 (35.88%) HTML
6 222 (33.89%) CSS
7 172 (26.26%) Web Services
8 168 (25.65%) WPF
9 166 (25.34%) jQuery
10 130 (19.85%) XML
11 127 (19.39%) Ninject
12 121 (18.47%) LINQ
13 118 (18.02%) Entity Framework
14 111 (16.95%) Castle Windsor
15 88 (13.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 77 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
17 76 (11.60%) Ajax
18 71 (10.84%) Unity DI Container
18 71 (10.84%) Spring.NET
19 65 (9.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.74%) Inversion of Control
2 60 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
3 56 (8.55%) Computer Science
4 52 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (6.72%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.97%) Streaming Music
7 25 (3.82%) iPhone
8 17 (2.60%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.68%) User Experience
10 10 (1.53%) Social Network
11 9 (1.37%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.92%) BBC
12 6 (0.92%) NHS
12 6 (0.92%) Informatics
12 6 (0.92%) Social Media
13 4 (0.61%) W3C
14 3 (0.46%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.46%) LIMS
14 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.31%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 148 (22.60%) Windows
2 33 (5.04%) Android
3 8 (1.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.15%) Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (69.92%) MVC
3 307 (46.87%) TDD
4 223 (34.05%) Web Application Development
5 178 (27.18%) Scrum
6 164 (25.04%) Dependency Injection
7 136 (20.76%) Continuous Integration
8 128 (19.54%) OO
9 107 (16.34%) Kanban
10 103 (15.73%) Domain-Driven Design
11 94 (14.35%) BDD
12 81 (12.37%) SOA
13 69 (10.53%) MVVM
14 66 (10.08%) Software Engineering
15 37 (5.65%) Unit Testing
15 37 (5.65%) Mentoring
16 36 (5.50%) Web Development
17 30 (4.58%) CRM
18 25 (3.82%) OOD
19 24 (3.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 643 (98.17%) C#
2 239 (36.49%) JavaScript
3 187 (28.55%) SQL
4 113 (17.25%) VB.NET
5 81 (12.37%) T-SQL
6 35 (5.34%) Ruby
7 32 (4.89%) Java
8 31 (4.73%) VB
9 20 (3.05%) VBA
10 11 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.92%) PHP
11 6 (0.92%) C++
11 6 (0.92%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.76%) Delphi
13 3 (0.46%) C
13 3 (0.46%) Scala
14 2 (0.31%) XAML
14 2 (0.31%) X++
15 1 (0.15%) Python
15 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (8.70%) Degree
2 27 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (1.98%) MCP
4 11 (1.68%) MCAD
4 11 (1.68%) MCSD
4 11 (1.68%) MCTS
5 4 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.22%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 193 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.34%) Google
3 18 (2.75%) Facebook
4 11 (1.68%) Twitter
4 11 (1.68%) Oracle
5 10 (1.53%) Adobe
6 7 (1.07%) Apple
6 7 (1.07%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.92%) Yahoo!
7 6 (0.92%) Sony
7 6 (0.92%) Apigee
8 5 (0.76%) Embarcadero
8 5 (0.76%) Telerik
8 5 (0.76%) DevExpress
8 5 (0.76%) Wonderware
9 4 (0.61%) Zend
9 4 (0.61%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.46%) Ektron
11 2 (0.31%) Symbian
12 1 (0.15%) Unisys
Leyland, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits and bonuses)
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: 40k + 8% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
C&M Travel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Industry leading benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
C&M Travel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £32-45K
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £38K-£47K
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago