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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 37 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 366 447 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.61% 6.25% 5.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.84% 14.22% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 331 402 379
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 £30,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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
2645 3143 3477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.57% 43.94% 47.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2233 2654 3095
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 £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 208 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Cheshire -10 98 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Lancashire 0 48 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Merseyside -16 8 £36,000 -10.00% 8
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 706 (97.65%) C#
2 697 (96.40%) .NET
3 547 (75.66%) ASP.NET
4 524 (72.48%) Agile Software Development
5 514 (71.09%) SQL Server
6 499 (69.02%) MVC
7 357 (49.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 331 (45.78%) TDD
9 285 (39.42%) JavaScript
10 256 (35.41%) HTML
11 248 (34.30%) .NET Framework
12 231 (31.95%) WPF
13 224 (30.98%) Web Application Development
14 223 (30.84%) SQL
15 217 (30.01%) CSS
16 210 (29.05%) Web Services
17 205 (28.35%) Microsoft
18 201 (27.80%) jQuery
19 200 (27.66%) Scrum
20 192 (26.56%) XML
21 182 (25.17%) NUnit
22 168 (23.24%) Dependency Injection
23 153 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
24 146 (20.19%) Windows
24 146 (20.19%) OO
25 144 (19.92%) Entity Framework
26 131 (18.12%) LINQ
27 125 (17.29%) Ninject
28 124 (17.15%) Finance
29 110 (15.21%) Kanban

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (13.28%) Node.js
2 33 (4.56%) IIS
3 29 (4.01%) CMS
4 21 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.69%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.55%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.41%) WordPress
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 89 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.87%) SaaS
3 6 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.69%) Office 365
5 3 (0.41%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.27%) Internet
2 11 (1.52%) Intranet
3 4 (0.55%) Wireless
4 1 (0.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (71.09%) SQL Server
2 90 (12.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (8.58%) NoSQL
4 30 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.83%) MySQL
8 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.55%) OLTP
10 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 182 (25.17%) NUnit
2 104 (14.38%) Rhino Mocks
3 90 (12.45%) MSTest
4 89 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 86 (11.89%) Moq
6 75 (10.37%) Git (software)
7 60 (8.30%) Visual Studio
8 40 (5.53%) Selenium
9 21 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 19 (2.63%) Subversion
10 19 (2.63%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.38%) ReSharper
12 9 (1.24%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
14 6 (0.83%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.69%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
16 3 (0.41%) FxCop
16 3 (0.41%) StyleCop
General
1 124 (17.15%) Finance
2 45 (6.22%) Games
3 27 (3.73%) Retail
4 21 (2.90%) Advertising
5 10 (1.38%) Marketing
6 8 (1.11%) Automotive
7 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 646 (89.35%) Developer
2 432 (59.75%) .NET Developer
3 201 (27.80%) C# Developer
4 121 (16.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (13.97%) Senior Developer
6 93 (12.86%) Software Developer
7 81 (11.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 72 (9.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 65 (8.99%) Senior C# Developer
10 57 (7.88%) Lead Developer
11 51 (7.05%) Senior .NET Developer
12 48 (6.64%) C# Software Developer
13 46 (6.36%) Agile C# Developer
14 44 (6.09%) Web Developer
15 29 (4.01%) Software Engineer
16 28 (3.87%) Graduate
17 26 (3.60%) Junior
17 26 (3.60%) Junior .NET Developer
17 26 (3.60%) Graduate Developer
17 26 (3.60%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 697 (96.40%) .NET
2 547 (75.66%) ASP.NET
3 357 (49.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 256 (35.41%) HTML
5 248 (34.30%) .NET Framework
6 231 (31.95%) WPF
7 217 (30.01%) CSS
8 210 (29.05%) Web Services
9 201 (27.80%) jQuery
10 192 (26.56%) XML
11 144 (19.92%) Entity Framework
12 131 (18.12%) LINQ
13 125 (17.29%) Ninject
14 104 (14.38%) Castle Windsor
15 103 (14.25%) SOAP
16 85 (11.76%) REST
17 84 (11.62%) AngularJS
17 84 (11.62%) WinForms
18 81 (11.20%) Ajax
18 81 (11.20%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.62%) Inversion of Control
2 56 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 49 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 41 (5.67%) N-Tier
5 35 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.60%) iPhone
6 26 (3.60%) Streaming Music
7 16 (2.21%) User Experience
8 14 (1.94%) Tandem
9 10 (1.38%) Social Network
10 9 (1.24%) Xbox
11 8 (1.11%) NHS
11 8 (1.11%) W3C
12 7 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.55%) Social Media
14 3 (0.41%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.41%) Informatics
15 2 (0.28%) Mathematics
15 2 (0.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 146 (20.19%) Windows
2 48 (6.64%) Android
3 22 (3.04%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.07%) Windows Phone 7
4 15 (2.07%) Windows Phone
5 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.14%) Linux
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (72.48%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (69.02%) MVC
3 331 (45.78%) TDD
4 224 (30.98%) Web Application Development
5 200 (27.66%) Scrum
6 168 (23.24%) Dependency Injection
7 153 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
8 146 (20.19%) OO
9 110 (15.21%) Kanban
10 98 (13.55%) Domain-Driven Design
11 96 (13.28%) BDD
12 93 (12.86%) Software Engineering
13 89 (12.31%) MVVM
14 67 (9.27%) SOA
15 60 (8.30%) Unit Testing
16 59 (8.16%) E-Commerce
17 57 (7.88%) SDLC
18 55 (7.61%) UML
19 41 (5.67%) Web Development
20 26 (3.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 706 (97.65%) C#
2 285 (39.42%) JavaScript
3 223 (30.84%) SQL
4 88 (12.17%) T-SQL
5 81 (11.20%) VB.NET
6 42 (5.81%) Java
7 37 (5.12%) VBA
8 30 (4.15%) Ruby
9 29 (4.01%) VB
10 16 (2.21%) C++
11 15 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.66%) PHP
13 6 (0.83%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.69%) XQuery
15 3 (0.41%) XAML
15 3 (0.41%) X++
16 2 (0.28%) Python
17 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.14%) VBScript
17 1 (0.14%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (6.64%) Degree
2 29 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.66%) MCSD
4 7 (0.97%) MCPD
5 5 (0.69%) MCTS
5 5 (0.69%) MCP
5 5 (0.69%) MCAD
6 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.94%) QA
2 9 (1.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.69%) vSphere
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 205 (28.35%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.15%) Google
3 15 (2.07%) Apple
4 10 (1.38%) Oracle
4 10 (1.38%) Facebook
4 10 (1.38%) Twitter
5 9 (1.24%) Adobe
5 9 (1.24%) Sitecore
6 8 (1.11%) Zend
7 6 (0.83%) Apigee
8 5 (0.69%) DevExpress
8 5 (0.69%) IBM
9 3 (0.41%) Ektron
10 2 (0.28%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.28%) Telerik
10 2 (0.28%) Wonderware
10 2 (0.28%) SAP
10 2 (0.28%) Symbian
11 1 (0.14%) Unisys
11 1 (0.14%) Avaya
Cheshire
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Millom, Cumbria
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + blue chip benefits
Posted: 2 days ago