Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 96 73
Rank change year-on-year +5 -23 -5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 9 46 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 2.23% 3.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.80% 6.01% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10 42 131
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +12.81% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +5.00%

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 501 766 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.17% 37.06% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 393 568 949
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cheshire

WCF
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCF in Cheshire.

Salary trend 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 27 May 2020. 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
Wilmslow -2 6 £47,500 -5.00%
Chester -11 3 £50,000 +42.86%
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (66.67%) Ajax
4 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (66.67%) jQuery
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (66.67%) XML
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 6 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (33.33%) GDPR
5 3 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Biometrics
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Senior C# Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) Ajax
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
3 6 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (66.67%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Core
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) RESTful
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Biometrics
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) GDPR
1 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft