Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 31 47
Rank change year-on-year -64 +16 -12
Permanent jobs citing WCF 80 153 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 6.79% 5.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 16.31% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 78 145 164
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 1227 938 1292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.60% 41.63% 39.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 852 1123
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,025 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -24 40 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Chester -13 18 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Crewe -1 7 £37,500 -7.41% 2
Nantwich +7 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wilmslow +4 5 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Knutsford - 2 £27,500 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 80 (100.00%) C#
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (93.75%) MVC
3 67 (83.75%) ASP.NET
4 63 (78.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 61 (76.25%) SQL Server
6 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (58.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (52.50%) TDD
9 41 (51.25%) RESTful
10 40 (50.00%) BDD
11 38 (47.50%) Web Application Development
12 37 (46.25%) NoSQL
12 37 (46.25%) Node.js
12 37 (46.25%) Git (software)
12 37 (46.25%) Ruby
12 37 (46.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 31 (38.75%) SQL Server 2014
13 31 (38.75%) OO
14 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
15 26 (32.50%) Entity Framework
16 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
17 22 (27.50%) jQuery
18 20 (25.00%) CSS
18 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
19 19 (23.75%) HTML
20 18 (22.50%) AngularJS
21 17 (21.25%) SQL
22 16 (20.00%) Web Services
23 14 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 5 (6.25%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (76.25%) SQL Server
2 37 (46.25%) NoSQL
3 31 (38.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.50%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.25%) MySQL
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (46.25%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.50%) Selenium
4 5 (6.25%) FxCop
4 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.25%) StyleCop
5 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.50%) Games
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (96.25%) Developer
2 70 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 40 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 12 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Software Development Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET Developer
10 1 (1.25%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Graduate Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Junior .NET Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Junior Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) .NET
2 67 (83.75%) ASP.NET
3 63 (78.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (58.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (51.25%) RESTful
6 37 (46.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 37 (46.25%) Node.js
7 27 (33.75%) .NET Framework
8 26 (32.50%) Entity Framework
9 22 (27.50%) jQuery
10 20 (25.00%) CSS
11 19 (23.75%) HTML
12 18 (22.50%) AngularJS
13 16 (20.00%) Web Services
14 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 14 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (15.00%) SOAP
16 10 (12.50%) HTML5
16 10 (12.50%) XML
17 9 (11.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) User Experience
2 4 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.75%) Life Science
4 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (93.75%) MVC
2 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (52.50%) TDD
4 40 (50.00%) BDD
5 38 (47.50%) Web Application Development
6 31 (38.75%) OO
7 9 (11.25%) SDLC
7 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.50%) Scrum
10 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
11 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Web Development
12 4 (5.00%) Cash Management
12 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
13 3 (3.75%) Kanban
13 3 (3.75%) MVVM
13 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) C#
2 37 (46.25%) Ruby
3 24 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 12 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.00%) Java
7 7 (8.75%) C
7 7 (8.75%) C++
8 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.75%) XAML
10 2 (2.50%) VB
10 2 (2.50%) VB6
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) XPath
11 1 (1.25%) XQuery
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) DevExpress
3 3 (3.75%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle