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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 31 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 453 410 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 5.68% 5.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 11.88% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 406 375 367
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 £27,900
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%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3171 3452 3543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.07% 47.82% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2678 3076 3249
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
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
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 239 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Cheshire +13 125 £37,500 +22.95% 17
Merseyside +12 45 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Lancashire -6 40 £37,500 -1.31% 7
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 871 (96.78%) C#
2 837 (93.00%) .NET
3 666 (74.00%) ASP.NET
4 660 (73.33%) SQL Server
5 498 (55.33%) MVC
6 422 (46.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 384 (42.67%) TDD
8 366 (40.67%) .NET Framework
9 323 (35.89%) SQL
10 291 (32.33%) HTML
11 264 (29.33%) JavaScript
12 257 (28.56%) WPF
13 250 (27.78%) OO
14 249 (27.67%) Web Services
15 245 (27.22%) CSS
16 230 (25.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 224 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
18 223 (24.78%) LINQ
19 218 (24.22%) jQuery
20 206 (22.89%) Scrum
21 204 (22.67%) Web Application Development
22 202 (22.44%) Microsoft
23 193 (21.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 191 (21.22%) SQL Server 2008
25 176 (19.56%) Windows
26 175 (19.44%) NUnit
27 173 (19.22%) SQL Server 2012
28 164 (18.22%) VB.NET
29 148 (16.44%) XML
30 140 (15.56%) WinForms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.33%) Node.js
2 46 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.00%) IIS
4 19 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.11%) NServiceBus
8 9 (1.00%) CMS
9 7 (0.78%) ColdFusion
10 6 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.56%) Lync
12 4 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.44%) Drupal
13 2 (0.22%) Confluence
13 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.11%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 76 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.56%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.44%) PaaS
4 3 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.11%) Internet
2 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.44%) Intranet
3 3 (0.33%) Wireless
4 2 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 660 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 191 (21.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (19.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 92 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 56 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.78%) MySQL
13 3 (0.33%) Big Data
13 3 (0.33%) MS Access
13 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.22%) DTS
15 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 175 (19.44%) NUnit
2 130 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 104 (11.56%) Moq
4 101 (11.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 93 (10.33%) Visual Studio
6 78 (8.67%) MSTest
7 43 (4.78%) Git (software)
8 35 (3.89%) SpecFlow
9 33 (3.67%) Subversion
10 21 (2.33%) Selenium
11 17 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (1.33%) ReSharper
13 12 (1.33%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.22%) JIRA
15 7 (0.78%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
16 5 (0.56%) StyleCop
17 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (9.11%) Finance
2 46 (5.11%) Retail
2 46 (5.11%) Games
3 19 (2.11%) Marketing
4 15 (1.67%) Advertising
5 14 (1.56%) Legal
6 11 (1.22%) Billing
7 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.44%) Banking
10 3 (0.33%) Military
11 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 815 (90.56%) Developer
2 515 (57.22%) .NET Developer
3 317 (35.22%) C# Developer
4 233 (25.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 195 (21.67%) Senior Developer
6 160 (17.78%) Software Developer
7 140 (15.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 133 (14.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 112 (12.44%) Senior C# Developer
10 97 (10.78%) Senior .NET Developer
11 85 (9.44%) Web Developer
12 65 (7.22%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 57 (6.33%) .NET Software Developer
14 56 (6.22%) Lead Developer
15 54 (6.00%) C# Software Developer
16 42 (4.67%) Analyst
17 39 (4.33%) Software Engineer
18 35 (3.89%) C# Web Developer
18 35 (3.89%) .NET Web Developer
19 34 (3.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 837 (93.00%) .NET
2 666 (74.00%) ASP.NET
3 422 (46.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 366 (40.67%) .NET Framework
5 291 (32.33%) HTML
6 257 (28.56%) WPF
7 249 (27.67%) Web Services
8 245 (27.22%) CSS
9 230 (25.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 223 (24.78%) LINQ
11 218 (24.22%) jQuery
12 193 (21.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 148 (16.44%) XML
14 140 (15.56%) WinForms
15 129 (14.33%) Razor View Engine
16 125 (13.89%) Ninject
17 115 (12.78%) Castle Windsor
18 97 (10.78%) REST
19 85 (9.44%) SOAP
20 77 (8.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 66 (7.33%) Inversion of Control
3 64 (7.11%) N-Tier
4 38 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.89%) iPhone
7 25 (2.78%) Tandem
8 24 (2.67%) Mathematics
8 24 (2.67%) Physics
9 16 (1.78%) NHS
10 15 (1.67%) Social Media
11 14 (1.56%) Social Network
11 14 (1.56%) Streaming Music
12 13 (1.44%) Statistics
13 12 (1.33%) SystemC
14 9 (1.00%) BBC
15 5 (0.56%) RIA
15 5 (0.56%) Informatics
16 4 (0.44%) W3C
16 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.56%) Windows
2 33 (3.67%) Android
3 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.33%) Linux
7 3 (0.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (55.33%) MVC
2 384 (42.67%) TDD
3 250 (27.78%) OO
4 224 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
5 206 (22.89%) Scrum
6 204 (22.67%) Web Application Development
7 117 (13.00%) Dependency Injection
7 117 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (11.67%) Unit Testing
9 94 (10.44%) Kanban
10 93 (10.33%) Software Engineering
11 88 (9.78%) BDD
12 85 (9.44%) OOD
13 84 (9.33%) Web Development
14 78 (8.67%) MVVM
15 74 (8.22%) Domain-Driven Design
16 73 (8.11%) SOA
17 71 (7.89%) E-Commerce
18 53 (5.89%) UML
19 34 (3.78%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 871 (96.78%) C#
2 323 (35.89%) SQL
3 264 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 164 (18.22%) VB.NET
5 135 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 42 (4.67%) VB
7 32 (3.56%) Java
8 26 (2.89%) Ruby
9 20 (2.22%) C
10 18 (2.00%) VBA
11 16 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.33%) PHP
13 11 (1.22%) C++
14 9 (1.00%) XAML
15 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.67%) Delphi
17 5 (0.56%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.56%) ActionScript
18 4 (0.44%) Python
19 3 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 81 (9.00%) Degree
2 62 (6.89%) MCP
3 57 (6.33%) MCSD
3 57 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (6.11%) MCTS
4 55 (6.11%) MCAD
5 5 (0.56%) CCNP
5 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.44%) SLA
2 12 (1.33%) QA
3 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 202 (22.44%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.78%) Oracle
3 36 (4.00%) Google
4 9 (1.00%) Facebook
4 9 (1.00%) Yahoo!
4 9 (1.00%) Wonderware
4 9 (1.00%) Sony
4 9 (1.00%) Apple
5 8 (0.89%) Remedy
5 8 (0.89%) IBM
5 8 (0.89%) HP
6 5 (0.56%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.56%) VMware
6 5 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.44%) Open Text
7 4 (0.44%) Zend
8 2 (0.22%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.22%) Sybase
8 2 (0.22%) Telerik
8 2 (0.22%) DevExpress
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £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
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago