Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 91 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 -60 +15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 76 83 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.84% 2.93% 7.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.31% 7.33% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 72 77 144
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -3.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 915 1,133 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.23% 40.05% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 752 939 806
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £22,625
90th Percentile £66,125 £58,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in Cheshire.

Salary trend for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 47 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Chester -4 13 £45,000 +3.45% 3
Nantwich -11 6 - - 1
Crewe 0 4 £35,500 +1.43%
Wilmslow -11 4 £45,000 -
Winsford - 1 £36,500 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £37,500 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 76 (100.00%) C#
2 75 (98.68%) .NET
3 64 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (80.26%) TDD
5 57 (75.00%) SQL Server
6 53 (69.74%) MVC
7 50 (65.79%) ASP.NET
8 46 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (56.58%) Scrum
11 40 (52.63%) RESTful
12 36 (47.37%) AngularJS
13 32 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 30 (39.47%) SQL
15 29 (38.16%) Kanban
15 29 (38.16%) WPF
16 28 (36.84%) WinForms
16 28 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
16 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (34.21%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (34.21%) Unit Testing
18 25 (32.89%) Git (software)
19 24 (31.58%) MVVM
19 24 (31.58%) Internet
19 24 (31.58%) Hyperconnected
20 23 (30.26%) OO
21 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
21 22 (28.95%) N-Tier
22 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
22 21 (27.63%) SOLID

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.37%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.58%) Hyperconnected
1 24 (31.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Git (software)
2 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
4 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.89%) NUnit
6 3 (3.95%) FxCop
7 2 (2.63%) Selenium
7 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.63%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.32%) GitLab
8 1 (1.32%) MSTest
8 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (3.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (75.00%) Developer
2 54 (71.05%) .NET Developer
3 24 (31.58%) Internet Developer
4 20 (26.32%) Software Engineer
5 17 (22.37%) .NET Software Engineer
6 11 (14.47%) C# Developer
7 10 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Junior
9 5 (6.58%) Junior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (3.95%) C# Software Engineer
12 2 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
12 2 (2.63%) Junior C# Developer
12 2 (2.63%) Junior Developer
12 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
12 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
13 1 (1.32%) Games Developer
13 1 (1.32%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (98.68%) .NET
2 50 (65.79%) ASP.NET
3 44 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (52.63%) RESTful
5 36 (47.37%) AngularJS
6 32 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (38.16%) WPF
8 28 (36.84%) WinForms
9 20 (26.32%) Web Services
10 14 (18.42%) .NET Framework
11 11 (14.47%) SOAP
12 9 (11.84%) HTML
13 8 (10.53%) HTML5
14 7 (9.21%) jQuery
15 6 (7.89%) Entity Framework
15 6 (7.89%) REST
16 5 (6.58%) React
17 4 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.26%) PMI
4 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) EPoS
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (80.26%) TDD
3 53 (69.74%) MVC
4 46 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (56.58%) Scrum
6 29 (38.16%) Kanban
7 28 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (34.21%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (34.21%) Unit Testing
9 24 (31.58%) MVVM
10 23 (30.26%) OO
11 21 (27.63%) Software Engineering
11 21 (27.63%) SOLID
12 17 (22.37%) DevOps
12 17 (22.37%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 17 (22.37%) OOP
13 12 (15.79%) BDD
14 8 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
15 7 (9.21%) Web Development
16 6 (7.89%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) C#
2 30 (39.47%) SQL
3 16 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) Ruby
5 4 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) F#
7 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.32%) Facebook
2 1 (1.32%) Google
2 1 (1.32%) Xamarin