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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 53 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 326 419 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.43% 6.17% 7.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.62% 12.20% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 301 384 591
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
3071 3434 4229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.69% 50.56% 53.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2685 3044 3842
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 -32 141 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Cheshire -6 122 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Lancashire +14 32 £32,500 -8.15% 3
Merseyside +9 31 £35,000 -6.66% 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 758 (97.68%) C#
2 747 (96.26%) .NET
3 605 (77.96%) ASP.NET
4 548 (70.62%) SQL Server
5 528 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
6 512 (65.98%) MVC
7 409 (52.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 352 (45.36%) HTML
9 334 (43.04%) CSS
9 334 (43.04%) TDD
10 324 (41.75%) .NET Framework
11 304 (39.18%) JavaScript
12 264 (34.02%) SQL
13 231 (29.77%) jQuery
14 202 (26.03%) LINQ
14 202 (26.03%) WPF
15 200 (25.77%) Web Application Development
16 197 (25.39%) Web Services
17 193 (24.87%) Microsoft
18 190 (24.48%) SQL Server 2008
19 173 (22.29%) OO
20 164 (21.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 151 (19.46%) Dependency Injection
22 150 (19.33%) Scrum
23 146 (18.81%) T-SQL
23 146 (18.81%) VB.NET
24 145 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
25 144 (18.56%) Windows
26 137 (17.65%) XML
27 136 (17.53%) NUnit

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 100 (12.89%) Node.js
2 62 (7.99%) IIS
3 37 (4.77%) NServiceBus
4 36 (4.64%) Umbraco
5 30 (3.87%) CMS
6 15 (1.93%) Confluence
7 14 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.29%) ColdFusion
9 9 (1.16%) JBoss
9 9 (1.16%) Drupal
10 7 (0.90%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.39%) WordPress
14 1 (0.13%) Apache
14 1 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 76 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.77%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.77%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.92%) Internet
2 17 (2.19%) Wireless
3 9 (1.16%) Intranet
4 5 (0.64%) HTTP
5 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.52%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (70.62%) SQL Server
2 190 (24.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (11.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (9.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 58 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (5.54%) NoSQL
8 36 (4.64%) Relational Database
9 28 (3.61%) MySQL
10 24 (3.09%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.03%) DTS
13 4 (0.52%) OLTP
13 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.13%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (18.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 136 (17.53%) NUnit
3 93 (11.98%) Visual Studio
4 80 (10.31%) Rhino Mocks
5 79 (10.18%) Moq
6 77 (9.92%) Git (software)
7 71 (9.15%) MSTest
8 41 (5.28%) Selenium
9 31 (3.99%) SpecFlow
10 24 (3.09%) JIRA
11 14 (1.80%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.80%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (1.68%) Subversion
13 12 (1.55%) Firebug
14 10 (1.29%) PowerBuilder
14 10 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.64%) NCrunch
15 5 (0.64%) ReSharper
16 3 (0.39%) MSBuild
General
1 127 (16.37%) Finance
2 63 (8.12%) Games
3 61 (7.86%) Retail
4 17 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 14 (1.80%) Automotive
6 13 (1.68%) Marketing
7 11 (1.42%) Advertising
7 11 (1.42%) Law
8 6 (0.77%) Billing
9 5 (0.64%) Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 681 (87.76%) Developer
2 452 (58.25%) .NET Developer
3 211 (27.19%) C# Developer
4 152 (19.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (17.53%) Senior Developer
6 101 (13.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 97 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 97 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 90 (11.60%) Senior C# Developer
9 68 (8.76%) Senior .NET Developer
10 57 (7.35%) Web Developer
11 47 (6.06%) Junior
12 46 (5.93%) Architect
13 45 (5.80%) Junior Developer
14 42 (5.41%) Junior .NET Developer
15 40 (5.15%) C# Software Developer
16 36 (4.64%) Lead Developer
17 34 (4.38%) Analyst
18 33 (4.25%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
19 32 (4.12%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 747 (96.26%) .NET
2 605 (77.96%) ASP.NET
3 409 (52.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 352 (45.36%) HTML
5 334 (43.04%) CSS
6 324 (41.75%) .NET Framework
7 231 (29.77%) jQuery
8 202 (26.03%) LINQ
8 202 (26.03%) WPF
9 197 (25.39%) Web Services
10 164 (21.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 137 (17.65%) XML
12 130 (16.75%) Ninject
13 109 (14.05%) SOAP
14 107 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 104 (13.40%) Castle Windsor
16 92 (11.86%) WinForms
17 82 (10.57%) KnockoutJS
18 79 (10.18%) HTML5
19 72 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.57%) Inversion of Control
2 60 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 59 (7.60%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (7.35%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.74%) iPhone
7 26 (3.35%) Streaming Music
8 16 (2.06%) Mathematics
8 16 (2.06%) Physics
9 15 (1.93%) User Experience
10 14 (1.80%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.68%) Social Media
12 10 (1.29%) BBC
12 10 (1.29%) Tandem
13 9 (1.16%) W3C
14 7 (0.90%) Social Network
15 2 (0.26%) Client/Server
16 1 (0.13%) Informatics
16 1 (0.13%) LIMS
16 1 (0.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 144 (18.56%) Windows
2 31 (3.99%) Android
3 9 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.13%) Linux
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (65.98%) MVC
3 334 (43.04%) TDD
4 200 (25.77%) Web Application Development
5 173 (22.29%) OO
6 151 (19.46%) Dependency Injection
7 150 (19.33%) Scrum
8 111 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
9 79 (10.18%) Kanban
9 79 (10.18%) Web Development
10 78 (10.05%) BDD
11 76 (9.79%) Domain-Driven Design
12 74 (9.54%) MVVM
13 66 (8.51%) E-Commerce
14 65 (8.38%) SOA
14 65 (8.38%) Mentoring
15 50 (6.44%) Software Engineering
16 45 (5.80%) UML
17 44 (5.67%) OOD
18 36 (4.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 758 (97.68%) C#
2 304 (39.18%) JavaScript
3 264 (34.02%) SQL
4 146 (18.81%) T-SQL
4 146 (18.81%) VB.NET
5 54 (6.96%) VB
6 48 (6.19%) Ruby
7 30 (3.87%) Java
8 16 (2.06%) PHP
9 12 (1.55%) Delphi
10 11 (1.42%) XPath
11 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.90%) XAML
13 5 (0.64%) VBA
14 4 (0.52%) VBScript
14 4 (0.52%) C
14 4 (0.52%) C++
15 2 (0.26%) Python
15 2 (0.26%) VB6
16 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (7.09%) Degree
2 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.06%) MCP
4 13 (1.68%) MCAD
4 13 (1.68%) MCSD
4 13 (1.68%) MCTS
5 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.19%) SLA
2 3 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 193 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.28%) Google
3 26 (3.35%) Oracle
4 13 (1.68%) Wonderware
5 12 (1.55%) Embarcadero
6 10 (1.29%) Apple
6 10 (1.29%) Sony
6 10 (1.29%) Yahoo!
6 10 (1.29%) Facebook
7 9 (1.16%) Zend
8 6 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.64%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.52%) Telerik
10 4 (0.52%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.39%) Open-E
11 3 (0.39%) Open Text
12 1 (0.13%) VMware
12 1 (0.13%) Lagan
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe
12 1 (0.13%) DevExpress
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Just now
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, 26 Days Holiday etc.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on exp +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Wilmslow
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Crewe
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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