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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 39 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 450 385 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.07% 5.62% 5.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.12% 11.68% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 405 355 387
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 £30,500 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £44,000
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
3188 3295 3498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 48.06% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2721 2960 3137
Average salary £37,804 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.01% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,500
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 19 September 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 September 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 +5 204 £40,000 +6.66% 33
Cheshire +1 139 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Lancashire +14 69 £40,000 +5.26% 7
Merseyside +13 37 £40,000 +20.30% 8
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (97.12%) C#
2 849 (94.02%) .NET
3 669 (74.09%) ASP.NET
4 666 (73.75%) SQL Server
5 566 (62.68%) Agile Software Development
6 535 (59.25%) MVC
7 435 (48.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 397 (43.96%) .NET Framework
9 375 (41.53%) TDD
10 354 (39.20%) HTML
11 322 (35.66%) SQL
12 312 (34.55%) CSS
13 294 (32.56%) JavaScript
14 257 (28.46%) Web Services
14 257 (28.46%) OO
15 255 (28.24%) LINQ
15 255 (28.24%) jQuery
16 245 (27.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 244 (27.02%) WPF
18 206 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
19 202 (22.37%) Microsoft
20 201 (22.26%) Web Application Development
21 192 (21.26%) Scrum
22 181 (20.04%) SQL Server 2012
23 174 (19.27%) T-SQL
24 172 (19.05%) XML
25 163 (18.05%) Windows
26 162 (17.94%) Team Foundation Server
27 161 (17.83%) NUnit
28 156 (17.28%) VB.NET

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 76 (8.42%) Node.js
2 51 (5.65%) IIS
3 33 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.77%) NServiceBus
5 22 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 22 (2.44%) CMS
6 13 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (1.33%) ColdFusion
8 11 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.00%) Drupal
11 7 (0.78%) Confluence
12 6 (0.66%) Lync
13 2 (0.22%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.66%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 5 (0.55%) PaaS
4 4 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.42%) Internet
2 15 (1.66%) Wireless
3 9 (1.00%) Intranet
4 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.22%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (73.75%) SQL Server
2 206 (22.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (20.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 96 (10.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 74 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (4.65%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.21%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.44%) MySQL
11 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.78%) DTS
14 5 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.33%) Big Data
16 2 (0.22%) OLTP
16 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
17 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
17 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 162 (17.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 161 (17.83%) NUnit
3 96 (10.63%) Moq
4 91 (10.08%) Visual Studio
5 90 (9.97%) Rhino Mocks
6 71 (7.86%) MSTest
7 51 (5.65%) Git (software)
8 34 (3.77%) SpecFlow
9 29 (3.21%) Selenium
10 24 (2.66%) Subversion
11 16 (1.77%) JIRA
12 12 (1.33%) PowerBuilder
13 9 (1.00%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.78%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.78%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.66%) ReSharper
16 5 (0.55%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.44%) StyleCop
18 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 119 (13.18%) Finance
2 57 (6.31%) Retail
3 50 (5.54%) Games
4 19 (2.10%) Marketing
5 14 (1.55%) Advertising
5 14 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.22%) Billing
7 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.89%) Banking
9 7 (0.78%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Automotive
10 5 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 813 (90.03%) Developer
2 483 (53.49%) .NET Developer
3 309 (34.22%) C# Developer
4 222 (24.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 209 (23.15%) Senior Developer
6 157 (17.39%) Software Developer
7 128 (14.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 125 (13.84%) Senior C# Developer
9 122 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 88 (9.75%) Senior .NET Developer
11 77 (8.53%) Web Developer
12 59 (6.53%) C# Software Developer
13 56 (6.20%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 53 (5.87%) Lead Developer
15 48 (5.32%) .NET Software Developer
16 46 (5.09%) Analyst
17 39 (4.32%) Architect
18 37 (4.10%) Junior
19 35 (3.88%) Software Engineer
19 35 (3.88%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 849 (94.02%) .NET
2 669 (74.09%) ASP.NET
3 435 (48.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 397 (43.96%) .NET Framework
5 354 (39.20%) HTML
6 312 (34.55%) CSS
7 257 (28.46%) Web Services
8 255 (28.24%) LINQ
8 255 (28.24%) jQuery
9 245 (27.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 244 (27.02%) WPF
11 172 (19.05%) XML
12 155 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 126 (13.95%) Ninject
14 122 (13.51%) SOAP
14 122 (13.51%) WinForms
15 105 (11.63%) REST
15 105 (11.63%) Castle Windsor
16 96 (10.63%) Razor View Engine
17 81 (8.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 66 (7.31%) Inversion of Control
3 50 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 48 (5.32%) N-Tier
5 42 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (3.54%) Mathematics
7 32 (3.54%) Physics
8 27 (2.99%) iPhone
9 22 (2.44%) Tandem
10 20 (2.21%) Streaming Music
11 16 (1.77%) Social Network
12 14 (1.55%) Social Media
13 12 (1.33%) User Experience
14 9 (1.00%) W3C
15 8 (0.89%) BBC
16 6 (0.66%) Statistics
17 4 (0.44%) NHS
17 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
18 3 (0.33%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 163 (18.05%) Windows
2 29 (3.21%) Android
3 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.22%) Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (62.68%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (59.25%) MVC
3 375 (41.53%) TDD
4 257 (28.46%) OO
5 201 (22.26%) Web Application Development
6 192 (21.26%) Scrum
7 122 (13.51%) Dependency Injection
8 116 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (10.30%) Unit Testing
10 89 (9.86%) Web Development
11 88 (9.75%) E-Commerce
12 87 (9.63%) SOA
13 86 (9.52%) Kanban
14 80 (8.86%) Mentoring
15 79 (8.75%) OOD
16 77 (8.53%) BDD
17 75 (8.31%) Software Engineering
18 74 (8.19%) Domain-Driven Design
19 65 (7.20%) MVVM
20 59 (6.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 877 (97.12%) C#
2 322 (35.66%) SQL
3 294 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 174 (19.27%) T-SQL
5 156 (17.28%) VB.NET
6 52 (5.76%) VB
7 42 (4.65%) Java
8 35 (3.88%) Ruby
9 15 (1.66%) TypeScript
10 14 (1.55%) VBA
11 13 (1.44%) PHP
12 12 (1.33%) Delphi
13 11 (1.22%) XPath
14 10 (1.11%) C++
15 7 (0.78%) C
16 6 (0.66%) XAML
17 5 (0.55%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.44%) Python
19 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (9.86%) Degree
2 47 (5.20%) MCP
3 42 (4.65%) MCSD
3 42 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (4.43%) MCTS
4 40 (4.43%) MCAD
5 5 (0.55%) CCNP
5 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.22%) QA
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 202 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.54%) Oracle
3 35 (3.88%) Google
4 10 (1.11%) Wonderware
5 9 (1.00%) Zend
6 8 (0.89%) JBoss
6 8 (0.89%) IBM
6 8 (0.89%) Facebook
6 8 (0.89%) HP
6 8 (0.89%) Embarcadero
6 8 (0.89%) Apple
6 8 (0.89%) Remedy
6 8 (0.89%) Sony
6 8 (0.89%) Yahoo!
7 6 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.44%) Open Text
9 3 (0.33%) VMware
10 2 (0.22%) Telerik
10 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore
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