Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 86 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 -47 +24
Permanent jobs citing WCF 57 100 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.68% 3.12% 5.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.37% 7.61% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50 98 123
Cheshire median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 773 1,314 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.29% 41.04% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 614 1,048 813
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +3.31%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -10 25 £55,000 +37.50% 6
Chester +20 19 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Nantwich -7 10 £40,500 +7.28%
Wilmslow -8 2 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Macclesfield +23 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 57 (100.00%) C#
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (92.98%) SQL Server
3 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (75.44%) MVC
5 42 (73.68%) TDD
6 41 (71.93%) ASP.NET
7 37 (64.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (63.16%) RESTful
9 25 (43.86%) AngularJS
9 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (40.35%) WPF
10 23 (40.35%) Kanban
10 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (38.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 22 (38.60%) WinForms
11 22 (38.60%) Scrum
12 21 (36.84%) Web Services
12 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
12 21 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
13 20 (35.09%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (35.09%) SQL
13 20 (35.09%) T-SQL
14 19 (33.33%) Internet
14 19 (33.33%) Hyperconnected
14 19 (33.33%) MVVM
15 18 (31.58%) .NET Framework
15 18 (31.58%) Windows
16 17 (29.82%) SOAP
16 17 (29.82%) BDD

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 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) Hyperconnected
1 19 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (92.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (38.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (24.56%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) NUnit
4 1 (1.75%) FxCop
4 1 (1.75%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.75%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (92.98%) Developer
2 51 (89.47%) .NET Developer
3 19 (33.33%) Internet Developer
4 14 (24.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (24.56%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (1.75%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (1.75%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Games Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Lead Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 41 (71.93%) ASP.NET
3 37 (64.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (63.16%) RESTful
5 25 (43.86%) AngularJS
6 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (40.35%) WPF
7 22 (38.60%) WinForms
8 21 (36.84%) Web Services
9 18 (31.58%) .NET Framework
10 17 (29.82%) SOAP
11 10 (17.54%) REST
12 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
12 4 (7.02%) HTML
12 4 (7.02%) HTML5
12 4 (7.02%) jQuery
13 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (5.26%) React
14 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2 (3.51%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) PMI
2 6 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (75.44%) MVC
3 42 (73.68%) TDD
4 25 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (40.35%) Kanban
6 22 (38.60%) Scrum
7 21 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
8 20 (35.09%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (33.33%) MVVM
10 17 (29.82%) BDD
11 14 (24.56%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (17.54%) SDLC
12 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
14 6 (10.53%) OO
14 6 (10.53%) SOLID
15 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
15 4 (7.02%) Web Development
16 3 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 3 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) Ruby
3 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) C++
4 1 (1.75%) F#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
1 3 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Google