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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 57 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 37 45 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.44% 3.41% 5.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.72% 9.24% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 89
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 479 487 601
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 44.48% 36.87% 34.17%
Number of salaries quoted 414 411 476
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 22 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wilmslow -2 6 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Crewe -5 4 £55,000 +29.41%
Chester 0 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Runcorn -6 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 96 (100.00%) C#
2 95 (98.96%) .NET
3 79 (82.29%) MVC
4 76 (79.17%) ASP.NET
5 71 (73.96%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (69.79%) TDD
6 67 (69.79%) SQL Server
7 59 (61.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (44.79%) Scrum
9 42 (43.75%) .NET Framework
10 39 (40.63%) Microsoft
11 38 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (39.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 36 (37.50%) Web Application Development
13 33 (34.38%) Dependency Injection
14 32 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
15 30 (31.25%) Entity Framework
15 30 (31.25%) jQuery
16 29 (30.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (29.17%) CSS
17 28 (29.17%) Windows
18 27 (28.13%) AngularJS
19 26 (27.08%) XML
19 26 (27.08%) HTML
20 25 (26.04%) JSON
21 24 (25.00%) Kanban
22 23 (23.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
23 22 (22.92%) NUnit
23 22 (22.92%) Git (software)

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 14 (14.58%) NServiceBus
2 6 (6.25%) IIS
3 5 (5.21%) CMS
3 5 (5.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (5.21%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.04%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Internet
2 3 (3.13%) FTP
3 2 (2.08%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.08%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (69.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (17.71%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.29%) MySQL
5 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.04%) Big Data
8 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (22.92%) Git (software)
1 22 (22.92%) Moq
1 22 (22.92%) NUnit
2 21 (21.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 20 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (20.83%) Visual Studio
4 18 (18.75%) MSTest
4 18 (18.75%) Selenium
5 14 (14.58%) FxCop
5 14 (14.58%) SpecFlow
5 14 (14.58%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.08%) JIRA
6 2 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.04%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (84.38%) Developer
2 63 (65.63%) .NET Developer
3 28 (29.17%) .NET Software Developer
4 26 (27.08%) C# Developer
5 15 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (13.54%) Analyst
6 13 (13.54%) Senior Developer
7 10 (10.42%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 10 (10.42%) .NET Programmer
7 10 (10.42%) Analyst Programmer
7 10 (10.42%) Programmer
7 10 (10.42%) Software Developer
8 9 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Graduate
9 8 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Junior
9 8 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Junior Developer
10 7 (7.29%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 7 (7.29%) Internet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (98.96%) .NET
2 76 (79.17%) ASP.NET
3 59 (61.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (43.75%) .NET Framework
5 38 (39.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 32 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
7 30 (31.25%) Entity Framework
7 30 (31.25%) jQuery
8 29 (30.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 28 (29.17%) CSS
10 27 (28.13%) AngularJS
11 26 (27.08%) HTML
11 26 (27.08%) XML
12 25 (26.04%) JSON
13 23 (23.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (21.88%) WPF
15 19 (19.79%) RESTful
16 18 (18.75%) Ninject
16 18 (18.75%) Spring.NET
16 18 (18.75%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) User Experience
2 13 (13.54%) Mobile App
2 13 (13.54%) PMI
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.13%) Streaming Music
8 2 (2.08%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (82.29%) MVC
2 71 (73.96%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (69.79%) TDD
4 43 (44.79%) Scrum
5 38 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (37.50%) Web Application Development
7 33 (34.38%) Dependency Injection
8 24 (25.00%) Kanban
9 21 (21.88%) BDD
9 21 (21.88%) OO
10 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
11 18 (18.75%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (14.58%) Integration Testing
13 12 (12.50%) MVVM
14 9 (9.38%) Web Development
15 7 (7.29%) OOP
15 7 (7.29%) SOLID
16 5 (5.21%) DevOps
16 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
17 4 (4.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 15 (15.63%) Ruby
4 14 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.58%) VB.NET
5 9 (9.38%) VB
6 5 (5.21%) Java
7 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.08%) C++
8 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.08%) XPath
8 2 (2.08%) XQuery
9 1 (1.04%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.04%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.13%) Google
3 3 (3.13%) IBM
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) RedGate
5 1 (1.04%) Xamarin
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Runcorn
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago