Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 86 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -54 +9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 88 87 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.03% 3.22% 6.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.46% 7.83% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 82 78 139
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £50,000 £48,750
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 1,040 1,111 893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 35.81% 41.06% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 844 916 788
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 39 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Wilmslow -4 15 £42,500 -5.56%
Crewe +2 14 £37,500 +7.14%
Knutsford -1 4 £50,500 +83.64%
Nantwich -13 4 - - 1
Chester -13 4 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Congleton - 3 £35,000 -
Alderley Edge - 3 £37,500 -
Winsford - 2 £36,500 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 87 (98.86%) C#
1 87 (98.86%) .NET
2 70 (79.55%) TDD
3 69 (78.41%) MVC
4 68 (77.27%) ASP.NET
5 67 (76.14%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (71.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (69.32%) SQL Server
8 49 (55.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (48.86%) Scrum
11 41 (46.59%) RESTful
12 40 (45.45%) AngularJS
13 34 (38.64%) Git (software)
13 34 (38.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 33 (37.50%) Unit Testing
15 29 (32.95%) SQL
16 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
16 28 (31.82%) Dependency Injection
17 27 (30.68%) Software Engineering
17 27 (30.68%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (29.55%) OO
19 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
19 22 (25.00%) Internet
19 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (23.86%) .NET Framework
20 21 (23.86%) Kanban
21 20 (22.73%) WPF
21 20 (22.73%) WinForms
22 19 (21.59%) N-Tier

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 13 (14.77%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (18.18%) SaaS
3 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.00%) Internet
2 19 (21.59%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (69.32%) SQL Server
2 34 (38.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (14.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Git (software)
2 19 (21.59%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.36%) NUnit
4 9 (10.23%) FxCop
5 8 (9.09%) Selenium
5 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.95%) Moq
6 7 (7.95%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.95%) StyleCop
7 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (3.41%) Maven
9 2 (2.27%) MSTest
10 1 (1.14%) CA Release Automation
10 1 (1.14%) GitLab
10 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.68%) Games
5 3 (3.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (68.18%) Developer
2 55 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 23 (26.14%) Software Engineer
4 19 (21.59%) Internet Developer
5 16 (18.18%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (6.82%) Junior
7 6 (6.82%) Programmer
8 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Agile Developer
10 3 (3.41%) DevOps Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Agile Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (98.86%) .NET
2 68 (77.27%) ASP.NET
3 63 (71.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 49 (55.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (46.59%) RESTful
6 40 (45.45%) AngularJS
7 21 (23.86%) .NET Framework
8 20 (22.73%) WinForms
8 20 (22.73%) WPF
9 17 (19.32%) HTML
9 17 (19.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 15 (17.05%) jQuery
10 15 (17.05%) Web Services
11 14 (15.91%) Entity Framework
11 14 (15.91%) XML
12 13 (14.77%) LINQ
13 12 (13.64%) Node.js
14 9 (10.23%) CSS
15 8 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) N-Tier
2 7 (7.95%) User Experience
3 6 (6.82%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.82%) Fintech
3 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) PMI
7 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.14%) EPoS
7 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (79.55%) TDD
2 69 (78.41%) MVC
3 67 (76.14%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (48.86%) Scrum
6 33 (37.50%) Unit Testing
7 28 (31.82%) Dependency Injection
8 27 (30.68%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (30.68%) Software Engineering
9 26 (29.55%) OO
10 21 (23.86%) Kanban
11 19 (21.59%) BDD
11 19 (21.59%) DevOps
11 19 (21.59%) MVVM
12 17 (19.32%) SOLID
13 16 (18.18%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 16 (18.18%) OOP
14 15 (17.05%) Web Application Development
15 10 (11.36%) Domain-Driven Design
16 8 (9.09%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 87 (98.86%) C#
2 29 (32.95%) SQL
3 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.64%) Ruby
5 4 (4.55%) Java
5 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 3 (3.41%) Facebook
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat