The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 34 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 467 481 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.51% 6.53% 4.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.80% 13.19% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 429 451 320
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3384 3646 3510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 47.16% 49.48% 49.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2897 3248 3150
Average salary £37,500 £34,189 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.68% +2.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WCF
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 283 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Cheshire +6 99 £36,250 +3.57% 10
Merseyside +3 44 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Lancashire -13 33 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Cumbria +3 2 £30,250 -13.57%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 877 (96.80%) C#
2 869 (95.92%) .NET
3 683 (75.39%) ASP.NET
4 611 (67.44%) SQL Server
5 495 (54.64%) MVC
6 402 (44.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 327 (36.09%) SQL
8 324 (35.76%) .NET Framework
9 318 (35.10%) TDD
10 286 (31.57%) WPF
11 260 (28.70%) HTML
12 252 (27.81%) JavaScript
13 232 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
14 227 (25.06%) Windows
15 224 (24.72%) CSS
16 218 (24.06%) jQuery
17 211 (23.29%) Scrum
18 209 (23.07%) OO
19 207 (22.85%) Web Services
20 205 (22.63%) Microsoft
21 199 (21.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 183 (20.20%) VB.NET
23 171 (18.87%) LINQ
24 160 (17.66%) WinForms
25 158 (17.44%) Web Application Development
25 158 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 154 (17.00%) Team Foundation Server
27 151 (16.67%) XML
28 147 (16.23%) SQL Server 2008
29 133 (14.68%) SQL Server 2012

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.42%) Node.js
3 33 (3.64%) IIS
4 32 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 28 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.66%) CMS
8 4 (0.44%) DNN
8 4 (0.44%) FileNet
9 3 (0.33%) CICS
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.33%) Lync
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 90 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.66%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.44%) MS Project
4 3 (0.33%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.44%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.09%) Internet
2 12 (1.32%) SSL
2 12 (1.32%) X.509
3 8 (0.88%) Extranet
4 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.55%) Intranet
6 3 (0.33%) DNS
6 3 (0.33%) Wireless
7 2 (0.22%) GPRS
7 2 (0.22%) UMTS
8 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (67.44%) SQL Server
2 147 (16.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (14.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 90 (9.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 60 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.10%) MySQL
11 10 (1.10%) MS Access
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.77%) DTS
13 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 154 (17.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 131 (14.46%) NUnit
3 98 (10.82%) Visual Studio
4 86 (9.49%) Moq
5 69 (7.62%) Rhino Mocks
6 55 (6.07%) MSTest
7 25 (2.76%) Subversion
8 23 (2.54%) Git (software)
9 21 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.77%) Xcode
11 13 (1.43%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.32%) ReSharper
12 12 (1.32%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.66%) JIRA
15 4 (0.44%) Firebug
15 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.44%) PhoneGap
16 2 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 130 (14.35%) Finance
2 33 (3.64%) Retail
3 31 (3.42%) Games
4 15 (1.66%) Legal
5 6 (0.66%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.66%) Banking
6 4 (0.44%) Advertising
6 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
6 4 (0.44%) Marketing
7 3 (0.33%) Billing
7 3 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.11%) Electronics
8 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.11%) Automotive
8 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 814 (89.85%) Developer
2 523 (57.73%) .NET Developer
3 322 (35.54%) C# Developer
4 221 (24.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 183 (20.20%) Senior Developer
6 156 (17.22%) Software Developer
7 138 (15.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 131 (14.46%) ASP.NET Developer
9 118 (13.02%) Senior .NET Developer
10 90 (9.93%) Web Developer
11 84 (9.27%) Senior C# Developer
12 69 (7.62%) Lead Developer
12 69 (7.62%) .NET Software Developer
13 58 (6.40%) C# Software Developer
14 51 (5.63%) C# Web Developer
15 49 (5.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
16 47 (5.19%) .NET Web Developer
17 44 (4.86%) Analyst
18 36 (3.97%) Software Engineer
19 33 (3.64%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 869 (95.92%) .NET
2 683 (75.39%) ASP.NET
3 402 (44.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 324 (35.76%) .NET Framework
5 286 (31.57%) WPF
6 260 (28.70%) HTML
7 224 (24.72%) CSS
8 218 (24.06%) jQuery
9 207 (22.85%) Web Services
10 199 (21.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 171 (18.87%) LINQ
12 160 (17.66%) WinForms
13 158 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 151 (16.67%) XML
15 125 (13.80%) Razor View Engine
16 97 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 87 (9.60%) Ninject
18 74 (8.17%) Castle Windsor
19 63 (6.95%) NHibernate
20 54 (5.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.05%) N-Tier
2 66 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 55 (6.07%) Inversion of Control
4 46 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 39 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.43%) SystemC
6 22 (2.43%) iPhone
6 22 (2.43%) NHS
7 17 (1.88%) Informatics
8 12 (1.32%) Social Network
8 12 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.32%) PKI
9 10 (1.10%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.10%) Physics
10 9 (0.99%) Statistics
11 8 (0.88%) RIA
12 6 (0.66%) Streaming Music
12 6 (0.66%) Biometrics
13 4 (0.44%) BBC
13 4 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 227 (25.06%) Windows
2 57 (6.29%) Android
3 35 (3.86%) Apple iOS
4 18 (1.99%) Windows Phone
5 16 (1.77%) Windows 8
6 8 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.55%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.33%) UNIX
10 1 (0.11%) Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (54.64%) MVC
2 318 (35.10%) TDD
3 232 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
4 211 (23.29%) Scrum
5 209 (23.07%) OO
6 158 (17.44%) Web Application Development
7 107 (11.81%) Unit Testing
8 100 (11.04%) Software Engineering
9 87 (9.60%) E-Commerce
10 85 (9.38%) Web Development
11 83 (9.16%) Dependency Injection
12 81 (8.94%) BDD
13 72 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (7.40%) Kanban
15 62 (6.84%) MVVM
16 59 (6.51%) OOD
16 59 (6.51%) Domain-Driven Design
17 42 (4.64%) UML
18 33 (3.64%) OOP
19 31 (3.42%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 877 (96.80%) C#
2 327 (36.09%) SQL
3 252 (27.81%) JavaScript
4 183 (20.20%) VB.NET
5 132 (14.57%) T-SQL
6 48 (5.30%) VB
7 38 (4.19%) C++
8 27 (2.98%) Java
9 26 (2.87%) C
9 26 (2.87%) XAML
10 22 (2.43%) VBA
11 16 (1.77%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.55%) Ruby
13 11 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.77%) ActionScript
14 7 (0.77%) PHP
15 6 (0.66%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.33%) Delphi
17 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.28%) MCTS
3 73 (8.06%) MCP
4 68 (7.51%) MCAD
4 68 (7.51%) MCSD
5 63 (6.95%) Degree
6 7 (0.77%) MCPD
7 5 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.53%) QA
2 9 (0.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (0.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 205 (22.63%) Microsoft
2 45 (4.97%) Oracle
3 27 (2.98%) Google
4 13 (1.43%) Facebook
5 11 (1.21%) TIBCO
6 10 (1.10%) DevExpress
6 10 (1.10%) McKesson
7 9 (0.99%) Twitter
8 8 (0.88%) Xamarin
8 8 (0.88%) IBM
9 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.55%) HP
10 5 (0.55%) Apple
10 5 (0.55%) Remedy
11 4 (0.44%) Sony
11 4 (0.44%) Yahoo!
12 3 (0.33%) 3PAR
12 3 (0.33%) F5
12 3 (0.33%) NetApp
12 3 (0.33%) Dell
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis IT
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Digital
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Includes Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Ventures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Blue Personnel
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago