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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 24 31
Rank change year-on-year -45 +7  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 46 72 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.16% 7.48% 6.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.82% 19.15% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 38 68 95
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 588 376 615
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.41% 39.04% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 482 344 515
Median salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -30 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wilmslow -4 10 £45,000 - 2
Chester -4 9 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Crewe -11 9 £34,000 -2.85%
Knutsford - 3 £27,500 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 81 (100.00%) C#
1 81 (100.00%) .NET
2 73 (90.12%) SQL Server
3 64 (79.01%) ASP.NET
3 64 (79.01%) MVC
4 59 (72.84%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (56.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (49.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 39 (48.15%) TDD
8 35 (43.21%) RESTful
8 35 (43.21%) .NET Framework
8 35 (43.21%) XML
9 32 (39.51%) OO
10 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
10 29 (35.80%) Git (software)
10 29 (35.80%) Entity Framework
10 29 (35.80%) Web Application Development
11 27 (33.33%) Unit Testing
12 26 (32.10%) Windows
12 26 (32.10%) NoSQL
12 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 25 (30.86%) Node.js
13 25 (30.86%) BDD
13 25 (30.86%) Selenium
13 25 (30.86%) Ruby
14 23 (28.40%) jQuery
14 23 (28.40%) HTML
15 22 (27.16%) JSON
15 22 (27.16%) AngularJS

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 (17.28%) NServiceBus
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (8.64%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.17%) CMS
4 5 (6.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (6.17%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.23%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.23%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.23%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (90.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (32.10%) NoSQL
3 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (17.28%) MySQL
5 9 (11.11%) MongoDB
5 9 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (35.80%) Git (software)
2 25 (30.86%) Selenium
3 16 (19.75%) FxCop
4 14 (17.28%) SpecFlow
4 14 (17.28%) StyleCop
5 12 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (13.58%) Visual Studio
7 9 (11.11%) JIRA
8 1 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (79.01%) Developer
2 55 (67.90%) .NET Developer
3 26 (32.10%) .NET Software Developer
4 14 (17.28%) C# Developer
5 12 (14.81%) Analyst
5 12 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Integration Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) .NET Programmer
8 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Programmer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.17%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 5 (6.17%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (6.17%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (100.00%) .NET
2 64 (79.01%) ASP.NET
3 46 (56.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (49.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 35 (43.21%) .NET Framework
5 35 (43.21%) RESTful
5 35 (43.21%) XML
6 29 (35.80%) Entity Framework
7 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (30.86%) Node.js
9 23 (28.40%) HTML
9 23 (28.40%) jQuery
10 22 (27.16%) AngularJS
10 22 (27.16%) JSON
10 22 (27.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (25.93%) CSS
12 20 (24.69%) SOAP
13 18 (22.22%) WinForms
13 18 (22.22%) WPF
14 16 (19.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) User Experience
2 13 (16.05%) N-Tier
3 8 (9.88%) Mobile App
4 7 (8.64%) PMI
5 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (79.01%) MVC
2 59 (72.84%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (48.15%) TDD
4 32 (39.51%) OO
5 29 (35.80%) Web Application Development
6 27 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 25 (30.86%) BDD
8 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (24.69%) Scrum
9 17 (20.99%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (19.75%) Web Development
11 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
12 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 12 (14.81%) Waterfall
13 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (11.11%) SOA
15 8 (9.88%) ITIL
16 7 (8.64%) EAI
16 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 81 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (30.86%) Ruby
3 21 (25.93%) SQL
4 15 (18.52%) VB.NET
5 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
6 10 (12.35%) Java
6 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.11%) XPath
7 9 (11.11%) XQuery
8 5 (6.17%) VB
9 2 (2.47%) C++
9 2 (2.47%) VB6
10 1 (1.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.23%) MCAD
3 1 (1.23%) MCPD
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Oracle
3 5 (6.17%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.94%) Google
5 3 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
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