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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 360 436 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.56% 6.29% 6.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.54% 14.35% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 330 384 429
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
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
2659 3038 3593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.08% 43.84% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2238 2549 3206
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 £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -6 199 £42,500 +6.25% 33
Cheshire 0 112 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Lancashire +2 42 £35,000 +11.11% 7
Merseyside -24 4 £40,000 - 4
Cumbria - 2 £32,500 - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 701 (97.50%) C#
2 696 (96.80%) .NET
3 548 (76.22%) ASP.NET
4 527 (73.30%) Agile Software Development
5 512 (71.21%) SQL Server
6 495 (68.85%) MVC
7 362 (50.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 312 (43.39%) TDD
9 280 (38.94%) JavaScript
10 255 (35.47%) .NET Framework
11 253 (35.19%) HTML
12 224 (31.15%) WPF
13 220 (30.60%) CSS
13 220 (30.60%) Web Application Development
14 214 (29.76%) Web Services
14 214 (29.76%) SQL
14 214 (29.76%) Microsoft
15 199 (27.68%) Scrum
16 198 (27.54%) jQuery
17 196 (27.26%) XML
18 180 (25.03%) NUnit
19 170 (23.64%) Dependency Injection
20 155 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
21 153 (21.28%) Windows
22 148 (20.58%) OO
23 144 (20.03%) Entity Framework
24 138 (19.19%) LINQ
25 124 (17.25%) Ninject
26 119 (16.55%) Finance
27 108 (15.02%) Kanban

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 91 (12.66%) Node.js
2 37 (5.15%) IIS
3 30 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.48%) CMS
5 21 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.11%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.83%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.70%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) WordPress
12 1 (0.14%) Confluence
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 98 (13.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.45%) SaaS
3 9 (1.25%) Office 365
4 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.56%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.74%) Internet
2 12 (1.67%) Intranet
3 4 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (71.21%) SQL Server
2 102 (14.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (8.21%) NoSQL
4 31 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.56%) OLTP
9 4 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.42%) MySQL
11 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 180 (25.03%) NUnit
2 104 (14.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 102 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 90 (12.52%) Moq
5 88 (12.24%) MSTest
6 67 (9.32%) Git (software)
7 59 (8.21%) Visual Studio
8 39 (5.42%) Selenium
9 21 (2.92%) SpecFlow
10 20 (2.78%) Subversion
10 20 (2.78%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.53%) ReSharper
12 7 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
13 6 (0.83%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.70%) JIRA
14 5 (0.70%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.70%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.42%) FxCop
General
1 119 (16.55%) Finance
2 48 (6.68%) Games
3 28 (3.89%) Retail
4 22 (3.06%) Advertising
5 10 (1.39%) Marketing
6 8 (1.11%) Automotive
7 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 645 (89.71%) Developer
2 426 (59.25%) .NET Developer
3 202 (28.09%) C# Developer
4 121 (16.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (15.02%) Senior Developer
6 99 (13.77%) Software Developer
7 85 (11.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 77 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 66 (9.18%) Senior C# Developer
10 55 (7.65%) Lead Developer
11 53 (7.37%) Senior .NET Developer
12 51 (7.09%) C# Software Developer
13 42 (5.84%) Agile C# Developer
14 36 (5.01%) Web Developer
15 34 (4.73%) Software Engineer
16 29 (4.03%) Junior
16 29 (4.03%) Graduate
17 28 (3.89%) Junior .NET Developer
17 28 (3.89%) Junior Developer
18 27 (3.76%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (96.80%) .NET
2 548 (76.22%) ASP.NET
3 362 (50.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 255 (35.47%) .NET Framework
5 253 (35.19%) HTML
6 224 (31.15%) WPF
7 220 (30.60%) CSS
8 214 (29.76%) Web Services
9 198 (27.54%) jQuery
10 196 (27.26%) XML
11 144 (20.03%) Entity Framework
12 138 (19.19%) LINQ
13 124 (17.25%) Ninject
14 105 (14.60%) SOAP
15 104 (14.46%) Castle Windsor
16 87 (12.10%) REST
16 87 (12.10%) Ajax
17 86 (11.96%) WinForms
18 75 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
19 73 (10.15%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.68%) Inversion of Control
2 58 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 55 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.40%) Mobile App
5 42 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (5.84%) N-Tier
6 26 (3.62%) Streaming Music
6 26 (3.62%) iPhone
7 14 (1.95%) User Experience
8 10 (1.39%) Tandem
8 10 (1.39%) Social Network
9 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.25%) NHS
10 7 (0.97%) W3C
11 5 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.70%) Xbox
12 4 (0.56%) Informatics
12 4 (0.56%) Social Media
12 4 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 153 (21.28%) Windows
2 46 (6.40%) Android
3 20 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.81%) Windows Phone
4 13 (1.81%) Windows Phone 7
5 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (73.30%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (68.85%) MVC
3 312 (43.39%) TDD
4 220 (30.60%) Web Application Development
5 199 (27.68%) Scrum
6 170 (23.64%) Dependency Injection
7 155 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (20.58%) OO
9 108 (15.02%) Kanban
10 101 (14.05%) Domain-Driven Design
11 94 (13.07%) Software Engineering
12 93 (12.93%) BDD
13 91 (12.66%) MVVM
14 78 (10.85%) SOA
15 65 (9.04%) Unit Testing
16 58 (8.07%) SDLC
17 53 (7.37%) UML
18 48 (6.68%) E-Commerce
19 41 (5.70%) Web Development
20 32 (4.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 701 (97.50%) C#
2 280 (38.94%) JavaScript
3 214 (29.76%) SQL
4 94 (13.07%) T-SQL
5 83 (11.54%) VB.NET
6 48 (6.68%) Java
7 36 (5.01%) VBA
8 31 (4.31%) VB
9 26 (3.62%) Ruby
10 16 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.23%) C++
11 8 (1.11%) PHP
12 6 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.70%) XQuery
14 3 (0.42%) XAML
14 3 (0.42%) Python
14 3 (0.42%) C
14 3 (0.42%) X++
14 3 (0.42%) Scala
15 2 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 61 (8.48%) Degree
2 32 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.23%) MCSD
4 9 (1.25%) MCP
4 9 (1.25%) MCAD
4 9 (1.25%) MCTS
5 7 (0.97%) MCPD
6 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.39%) QA
2 8 (1.11%) HL7
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.70%) vSphere
2 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 214 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.17%) Google
3 13 (1.81%) Apple
4 12 (1.67%) Facebook
5 11 (1.53%) Oracle
6 10 (1.39%) Twitter
7 9 (1.25%) Adobe
8 7 (0.97%) Zend
8 7 (0.97%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.83%) Apigee
10 5 (0.70%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.70%) IBM
11 4 (0.56%) Telerik
12 3 (0.42%) Ektron
13 2 (0.28%) Wonderware
13 2 (0.28%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.28%) Symbian
14 1 (0.14%) Unisys
14 1 (0.14%) Avaya
14 1 (0.14%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Accrington, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Industry leading benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus, 10% Pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago