Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 68 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 -14
Permanent jobs citing WCF 124 88 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.00% 3.72% 4.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.77% 8.93% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 119 77 97
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1,269 985 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.90% 41.60% 36.51%
Number of salaries quoted 960 840 760
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 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,375 £52,625
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +2 36 £40,000 - 6
Wilmslow +14 21 £42,500 -5.56%
Crewe -2 16 £37,500 +7.14%
Chester -7 13 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Alderley Edge - 13 £37,500 -
Congleton - 10 £35,000 -
Knutsford -24 6 £50,500 -3.81%
Nantwich - 6 £36,250 -
Macclesfield - 2 £40,000 - 1
Winsford - 1 £36,500 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 121 (97.58%) C#
1 121 (97.58%) .NET
2 111 (89.52%) MVC
3 107 (86.29%) ASP.NET
4 105 (84.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 104 (83.87%) TDD
6 100 (80.65%) SQL Server
7 98 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (70.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 73 (58.87%) RESTful
10 72 (58.06%) Git (software)
11 70 (56.45%) BDD
12 65 (52.42%) Web Application Development
12 65 (52.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 56 (45.16%) SQL Server 2016
13 56 (45.16%) NoSQL
14 55 (44.35%) Node.js
14 55 (44.35%) Ruby
15 44 (35.48%) .NET Framework
16 42 (33.87%) AngularJS
17 41 (33.06%) OO
18 37 (29.84%) Entity Framework
19 31 (25.00%) JavaScript
20 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
21 26 (20.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 26 (20.97%) Code First Entity Framework
22 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
23 24 (19.35%) Scrum
24 23 (18.55%) Unit Testing
25 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering

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 (11.29%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.26%) SaaS
3 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) Internet
2 7 (5.65%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (80.65%) SQL Server
2 56 (45.16%) NoSQL
2 56 (45.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (12.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 72 (58.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.45%) FxCop
3 8 (6.45%) NUnit
3 8 (6.45%) Selenium
4 7 (5.65%) Moq
4 7 (5.65%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.65%) StyleCop
4 7 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.03%) Maven
7 1 (0.81%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
7 1 (0.81%) MSTest
7 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (17.74%) Games
2 13 (10.48%) Advertising
3 12 (9.68%) Finance
4 8 (6.45%) Banking
5 7 (5.65%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (79.03%) Developer
2 91 (73.39%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.32%) .NET Software Developer
3 19 (15.32%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) .NET Software Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) C# Software Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Internet Developer
7 6 (4.84%) Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (4.84%) Junior
7 6 (4.84%) Programmer
8 5 (4.03%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (3.23%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Agile Developer
10 3 (2.42%) DevOps Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (97.58%) .NET
2 107 (86.29%) ASP.NET
3 105 (84.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 87 (70.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 73 (58.87%) RESTful
6 65 (52.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 55 (44.35%) Node.js
8 44 (35.48%) .NET Framework
9 42 (33.87%) AngularJS
10 37 (29.84%) Entity Framework
11 26 (20.97%) Code First Entity Framework
11 26 (20.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (16.94%) KnockoutJS
13 15 (12.10%) HTML
13 15 (12.10%) jQuery
14 14 (11.29%) LINQ
14 14 (11.29%) REST
14 14 (11.29%) XML
15 13 (10.48%) Web Services
16 10 (8.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (8.06%) N-Tier
3 7 (5.65%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.65%) Fintech
3 7 (5.65%) User Experience
4 6 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.26%) Windows
2 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.81%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (89.52%) MVC
2 104 (83.87%) TDD
3 98 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (56.45%) BDD
5 65 (52.42%) Web Application Development
6 41 (33.06%) OO
7 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (19.35%) Scrum
9 23 (18.55%) Unit Testing
10 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
11 18 (14.52%) Domain-Driven Design
12 15 (12.10%) Dependency Injection
12 15 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (11.29%) DevOps
14 13 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (8.06%) CQRS
15 10 (8.06%) OOP
16 9 (7.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 9 (7.26%) SOLID
17 8 (6.45%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (97.58%) C#
2 55 (44.35%) Ruby
3 31 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.32%) SQL
5 6 (4.84%) Java
6 2 (1.61%) C
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (0.81%) Degree
1 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Facebook
3 7 (5.65%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat