Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 40 60
Rank change year-on-year -48 +20 -27
Permanent jobs citing WCF 100 127 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.13% 5.59% 4.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.62% 13.76% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 98 123 121
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £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 1,312 923 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.03% 40.63% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 824 995
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,875 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,125 £55,000
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -13 46 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Chester -14 22 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Alderley Edge - 9 £37,500 - 1
Nantwich +8 8 £37,750 -16.11%
Congleton - 6 £35,000 - 1
Crewe +4 4 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Wilmslow +6 2 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Macclesfield 0 2 £40,000 -2.44% 2
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 98 (98.00%) C#
1 98 (98.00%) .NET
2 95 (95.00%) MVC
3 86 (86.00%) ASP.NET
4 83 (83.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 82 (82.00%) SQL Server
6 79 (79.00%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (69.00%) TDD
7 69 (69.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 66 (66.00%) BDD
9 64 (64.00%) Web Application Development
10 63 (63.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 60 (60.00%) RESTful
12 59 (59.00%) Git (software)
13 57 (57.00%) NoSQL
13 57 (57.00%) Node.js
13 57 (57.00%) Ruby
14 41 (41.00%) OO
15 38 (38.00%) .NET Framework
16 37 (37.00%) Entity Framework
17 35 (35.00%) SQL Server 2014
18 28 (28.00%) SQL Server 2016
19 26 (26.00%) JavaScript
20 25 (25.00%) AngularJS
21 22 (22.00%) Code First Entity Framework
22 18 (18.00%) Games
23 16 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 16 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
23 16 (16.00%) jQuery
24 14 (14.00%) SQL

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 1 (1.00%) Apache
1 1 (1.00%) IIS
1 1 (1.00%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (82.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (57.00%) NoSQL
3 35 (35.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 28 (28.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.00%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (59.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.00%) FxCop
4 1 (1.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) Selenium
4 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.00%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (18.00%) Games
2 9 (9.00%) Advertising
3 4 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (97.00%) Developer
2 90 (90.00%) .NET Developer
3 44 (44.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 10 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 4 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (3.00%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.00%) Angular Developer
8 2 (2.00%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.00%) iOS Developer
8 2 (2.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.00%) Software Development Team Leader
8 2 (2.00%) Software Team Leader
9 1 (1.00%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (1.00%) Graduate
9 1 (1.00%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (98.00%) .NET
2 86 (86.00%) ASP.NET
3 83 (83.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 69 (69.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 63 (63.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 60 (60.00%) RESTful
7 57 (57.00%) Node.js
8 38 (38.00%) .NET Framework
9 37 (37.00%) Entity Framework
10 25 (25.00%) AngularJS
11 22 (22.00%) Code First Entity Framework
12 16 (16.00%) jQuery
12 16 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
12 16 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (14.00%) CSS
14 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (12.00%) REST
15 11 (11.00%) HTML
15 11 (11.00%) Web Services
16 7 (7.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.00%) Life Science
3 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (95.00%) MVC
2 79 (79.00%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (69.00%) TDD
4 66 (66.00%) BDD
5 64 (64.00%) Web Application Development
6 41 (41.00%) OO
7 10 (10.00%) SDLC
8 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (6.00%) CQRS
11 5 (5.00%) Scrum
12 4 (4.00%) Cash Management
12 4 (4.00%) Web Development
13 3 (3.00%) Kanban
13 3 (3.00%) Translating Business Requirements
14 2 (2.00%) DevOps
14 2 (2.00%) iOS Development
14 2 (2.00%) Mentoring
14 2 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 98 (98.00%) C#
2 57 (57.00%) Ruby
3 26 (26.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.00%) SQL
5 9 (9.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.00%) C
7 5 (5.00%) C++
7 5 (5.00%) Java
8 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.00%) PHP
9 1 (1.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Facebook
3 5 (5.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.00%) Apple
5 1 (1.00%) Xamarin