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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 45 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 411 364 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.47% 5.40% 6.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.27% 10.98% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 377 332 457
Average salary £40,000 £35,193 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.66% +0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
3097 3315 3562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.23% 49.20% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2658 2954 3190
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 £25,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -10 184 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Cheshire -3 134 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Lancashire +29 54 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Merseyside +13 38 £40,000 +17.64% 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 829 (96.73%) C#
2 812 (94.75%) .NET
3 649 (75.73%) ASP.NET
4 626 (73.05%) SQL Server
5 555 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
6 532 (62.08%) MVC
7 425 (49.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 370 (43.17%) HTML
9 368 (42.94%) .NET Framework
10 362 (42.24%) TDD
11 329 (38.39%) CSS
12 313 (36.52%) JavaScript
13 311 (36.29%) SQL
14 250 (29.17%) jQuery
15 244 (28.47%) LINQ
16 243 (28.35%) Web Services
17 233 (27.19%) OO
18 230 (26.84%) WPF
19 212 (24.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 199 (23.22%) Web Application Development
21 191 (22.29%) Microsoft
22 184 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
23 175 (20.42%) T-SQL
24 174 (20.30%) Scrum
25 159 (18.55%) XML
26 154 (17.97%) Team Foundation Server
27 150 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
28 141 (16.45%) VB.NET
29 138 (16.10%) Windows
30 137 (15.99%) NUnit

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 89 (10.39%) Node.js
2 56 (6.53%) IIS
3 28 (3.27%) Umbraco
4 27 (3.15%) NServiceBus
5 26 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.80%) CMS
7 13 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (1.40%) ColdFusion
9 9 (1.05%) Drupal
9 9 (1.05%) JBoss
10 8 (0.93%) Confluence
10 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.70%) Lync
13 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.23%) WordPress
15 1 (0.12%) Alfresco
15 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.12%) Apache
15 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.70%) Fireworks
2 6 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.70%) SaaS
4 5 (0.58%) PaaS
5 4 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.22%) Internet
2 17 (1.98%) Wireless
3 9 (1.05%) Intranet
4 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.47%) Firewall
5 3 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 626 (73.05%) SQL Server
2 184 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 84 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 69 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (5.37%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.73%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.57%) MySQL
10 18 (2.10%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.93%) DTS
11 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.35%) OLTP
14 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.23%) Big Data
16 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 154 (17.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 137 (15.99%) NUnit
3 91 (10.62%) Visual Studio
4 81 (9.45%) Rhino Mocks
5 80 (9.33%) Moq
6 67 (7.82%) MSTest
7 63 (7.35%) Git (software)
8 32 (3.73%) SpecFlow
9 31 (3.62%) Selenium
10 18 (2.10%) Subversion
11 12 (1.40%) JIRA
11 12 (1.40%) PowerBuilder
12 7 (0.82%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.70%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.58%) Firebug
15 4 (0.47%) StyleCop
16 3 (0.35%) NCrunch
16 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
General
1 107 (12.49%) Finance
2 58 (6.77%) Retail
3 57 (6.65%) Games
4 21 (2.45%) Marketing
5 17 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.28%) Billing
6 11 (1.28%) Advertising
7 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.70%) Automotive
9 5 (0.58%) Electronics
9 5 (0.58%) Banking
10 4 (0.47%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 758 (88.45%) Developer
2 460 (53.68%) .NET Developer
3 277 (32.32%) C# Developer
4 201 (23.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 200 (23.34%) Senior Developer
6 135 (15.75%) Software Developer
7 125 (14.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 123 (14.35%) Senior C# Developer
9 119 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 86 (10.04%) Senior .NET Developer
11 74 (8.63%) Web Developer
12 52 (6.07%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 51 (5.95%) C# Software Developer
14 49 (5.72%) Architect
15 44 (5.13%) Lead Developer
16 39 (4.55%) Analyst
17 37 (4.32%) Junior
17 37 (4.32%) .NET Software Developer
18 35 (4.08%) Junior Developer
18 35 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 812 (94.75%) .NET
2 649 (75.73%) ASP.NET
3 425 (49.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 370 (43.17%) HTML
5 368 (42.94%) .NET Framework
6 329 (38.39%) CSS
7 250 (29.17%) jQuery
8 244 (28.47%) LINQ
9 243 (28.35%) Web Services
10 230 (26.84%) WPF
11 212 (24.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 159 (18.55%) XML
13 126 (14.70%) SOAP
14 125 (14.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 123 (14.35%) Ninject
16 108 (12.60%) WinForms
17 104 (12.14%) REST
18 95 (11.09%) Castle Windsor
19 91 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
20 89 (10.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.17%) Computer Science
2 68 (7.93%) Inversion of Control
3 56 (6.53%) Mobile App
4 48 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (5.02%) N-Tier
6 29 (3.38%) iPhone
7 24 (2.80%) Mathematics
7 24 (2.80%) Physics
8 23 (2.68%) Streaming Music
9 22 (2.57%) Tandem
10 21 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (1.63%) User Experience
11 14 (1.63%) Social Media
12 12 (1.40%) Social Network
13 9 (1.05%) W3C
14 8 (0.93%) BBC
15 4 (0.47%) Statistics
15 4 (0.47%) NHS
15 4 (0.47%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.35%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 138 (16.10%) Windows
2 31 (3.62%) Android
3 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.23%) Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (64.76%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (62.08%) MVC
3 362 (42.24%) TDD
4 233 (27.19%) OO
5 199 (23.22%) Web Application Development
6 174 (20.30%) Scrum
7 129 (15.05%) Dependency Injection
8 113 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
9 93 (10.85%) Web Development
10 90 (10.50%) E-Commerce
10 90 (10.50%) SOA
11 82 (9.57%) Kanban
11 82 (9.57%) Mentoring
12 76 (8.87%) Unit Testing
13 74 (8.63%) Domain-Driven Design
14 73 (8.52%) BDD
15 69 (8.05%) MVVM
16 66 (7.70%) OOD
17 64 (7.47%) Software Engineering
18 54 (6.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 829 (96.73%) C#
2 313 (36.52%) JavaScript
3 311 (36.29%) SQL
4 175 (20.42%) T-SQL
5 141 (16.45%) VB.NET
6 51 (5.95%) VB
7 44 (5.13%) Java
8 40 (4.67%) Ruby
9 21 (2.45%) PHP
10 14 (1.63%) Delphi
10 14 (1.63%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.40%) XPath
12 8 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.93%) XAML
12 8 (0.93%) VBA
13 6 (0.70%) C++
14 5 (0.58%) C
14 5 (0.58%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.47%) VBScript
16 3 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (9.57%) Degree
2 38 (4.43%) MCP
3 32 (3.73%) MCSD
3 32 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (3.50%) MCTS
4 30 (3.50%) MCAD
5 5 (0.58%) CCNP
5 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.45%) SLA
2 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.35%) OpenView
2 1 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 191 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.13%) Oracle
3 38 (4.43%) Google
4 10 (1.17%) Wonderware
4 10 (1.17%) Embarcadero
5 9 (1.05%) Zend
6 8 (0.93%) Sony
6 8 (0.93%) Apple
6 8 (0.93%) Facebook
6 8 (0.93%) Yahoo!
7 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.35%) Remedy
8 3 (0.35%) IBM
8 3 (0.35%) HP
8 3 (0.35%) Open Text
8 3 (0.35%) VMware
8 3 (0.35%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.23%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.23%) Open-E
9 2 (0.23%) Telerik
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