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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 35 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 452 369 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.07% 5.25% 5.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.70% 11.05% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 405 337 373
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 £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
3300 3338 3532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.30% 47.52% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2786 2980 3211
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 219 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Cheshire +7 142 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Lancashire +3 48 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Merseyside +16 43 £40,000 +23.07% 9
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 862 (96.75%) C#
2 826 (92.70%) .NET
3 657 (73.74%) SQL Server
4 653 (73.29%) ASP.NET
5 508 (57.01%) MVC
6 425 (47.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 388 (43.55%) TDD
8 373 (41.86%) .NET Framework
9 319 (35.80%) SQL
10 298 (33.45%) HTML
11 261 (29.29%) JavaScript
12 255 (28.62%) CSS
12 255 (28.62%) OO
13 254 (28.51%) WPF
14 243 (27.27%) Web Services
15 238 (26.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 234 (26.26%) LINQ
17 231 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
18 226 (25.36%) jQuery
19 202 (22.67%) Web Application Development
20 198 (22.22%) Scrum
21 195 (21.89%) Microsoft
22 193 (21.66%) SQL Server 2008
23 181 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 174 (19.53%) Windows
24 174 (19.53%) NUnit
25 173 (19.42%) SQL Server 2012
26 161 (18.07%) VB.NET
27 149 (16.72%) T-SQL
28 148 (16.61%) XML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 66 (7.41%) Node.js
2 41 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 40 (4.49%) IIS
4 17 (1.91%) NServiceBus
5 14 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.46%) CMS
7 11 (1.23%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.12%) ColdFusion
9 6 (0.67%) Lync
10 5 (0.56%) Drupal
11 2 (0.22%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.67%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.67%) SaaS
3 5 (0.56%) PaaS
4 4 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 69 (7.74%) Internet
2 11 (1.23%) Wireless
3 5 (0.56%) Intranet
4 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.22%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (73.74%) SQL Server
2 193 (21.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (19.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (9.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 61 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (3.82%) Relational Database
8 28 (3.14%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.02%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.67%) MySQL
13 5 (0.56%) DTS
14 3 (0.34%) Big Data
15 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
16 1 (0.11%) OLTP
16 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.11%) MS Access
16 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
16 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 174 (19.53%) NUnit
2 139 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 104 (11.67%) Moq
4 98 (11.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 86 (9.65%) Visual Studio
6 76 (8.53%) MSTest
7 41 (4.60%) Git (software)
8 39 (4.38%) SpecFlow
9 26 (2.92%) Subversion
10 25 (2.81%) Selenium
11 17 (1.91%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (1.46%) ReSharper
14 12 (1.35%) Mercurial
15 11 (1.23%) JIRA
16 10 (1.12%) PowerBuilder
17 7 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
17 7 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 4 (0.45%) StyleCop
19 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 95 (10.66%) Finance
2 57 (6.40%) Retail
3 45 (5.05%) Games
4 19 (2.13%) Marketing
5 15 (1.68%) Advertising
6 11 (1.23%) Billing
6 11 (1.23%) Legal
7 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.45%) Banking
10 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 811 (91.02%) Developer
2 497 (55.78%) .NET Developer
3 311 (34.90%) C# Developer
4 224 (25.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 198 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 160 (17.96%) Software Developer
7 129 (14.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 123 (13.80%) ASP.NET Developer
9 115 (12.91%) Senior C# Developer
10 89 (9.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 73 (8.19%) Web Developer
12 60 (6.73%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 53 (5.95%) Lead Developer
13 53 (5.95%) C# Software Developer
14 51 (5.72%) .NET Software Developer
15 43 (4.83%) Analyst
16 35 (3.93%) Software Engineer
17 33 (3.70%) Junior
18 32 (3.59%) Junior Developer
19 31 (3.48%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 826 (92.70%) .NET
2 653 (73.29%) ASP.NET
3 425 (47.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 373 (41.86%) .NET Framework
5 298 (33.45%) HTML
6 255 (28.62%) CSS
7 254 (28.51%) WPF
8 243 (27.27%) Web Services
9 238 (26.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 234 (26.26%) LINQ
11 226 (25.36%) jQuery
12 181 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 148 (16.61%) XML
14 142 (15.94%) WinForms
15 127 (14.25%) Ninject
16 115 (12.91%) Castle Windsor
16 115 (12.91%) Razor View Engine
17 102 (11.45%) REST
18 96 (10.77%) SOAP
19 78 (8.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 64 (7.18%) Inversion of Control
3 61 (6.85%) N-Tier
4 40 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 27 (3.03%) Physics
7 26 (2.92%) iPhone
8 25 (2.81%) Tandem
9 17 (1.91%) Streaming Music
10 16 (1.80%) Social Network
10 16 (1.80%) NHS
11 15 (1.68%) Social Media
12 12 (1.35%) SystemC
13 9 (1.01%) BBC
14 8 (0.90%) Statistics
15 5 (0.56%) W3C
16 4 (0.45%) Client/Server
17 3 (0.34%) RIA
17 3 (0.34%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 174 (19.53%) Windows
2 32 (3.59%) Android
3 13 (1.46%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.34%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (57.01%) MVC
2 388 (43.55%) TDD
3 255 (28.62%) OO
4 231 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (22.67%) Web Application Development
6 198 (22.22%) Scrum
7 119 (13.36%) Dependency Injection
8 118 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
9 106 (11.90%) Unit Testing
10 94 (10.55%) Kanban
11 87 (9.76%) Software Engineering
12 86 (9.65%) BDD
13 84 (9.43%) OOD
14 80 (8.98%) SOA
15 79 (8.87%) Web Development
16 77 (8.64%) MVVM
17 76 (8.53%) E-Commerce
18 73 (8.19%) Domain-Driven Design
19 58 (6.51%) UML
20 34 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 862 (96.75%) C#
2 319 (35.80%) SQL
3 261 (29.29%) JavaScript
4 161 (18.07%) VB.NET
5 149 (16.72%) T-SQL
6 49 (5.50%) VB
7 37 (4.15%) Java
8 32 (3.59%) Ruby
9 20 (2.24%) C
10 16 (1.80%) VBA
10 16 (1.80%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.23%) C++
11 11 (1.23%) PHP
12 8 (0.90%) Delphi
13 7 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.79%) XPath
14 6 (0.67%) XAML
15 5 (0.56%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.45%) Python
17 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (9.43%) Degree
2 53 (5.95%) MCP
3 48 (5.39%) MCSD
3 48 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (5.16%) MCTS
4 46 (5.16%) MCAD
5 5 (0.56%) CCNP
5 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.80%) SLA
2 10 (1.12%) QA
3 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 195 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.06%) Oracle
3 36 (4.04%) Google
4 10 (1.12%) Wonderware
5 9 (1.01%) Sony
5 9 (1.01%) Apple
5 9 (1.01%) Yahoo!
5 9 (1.01%) Facebook
6 8 (0.90%) IBM
6 8 (0.90%) Remedy
6 8 (0.90%) HP
7 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.56%) Zend
9 4 (0.45%) Open Text
9 4 (0.45%) VMware
9 4 (0.45%) Embarcadero
9 4 (0.45%) JBoss
10 2 (0.22%) Telerik
10 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38k - 45k per year
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 36,000 + Excellent Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago