The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 49 43
Rank change year-on-year -33 -6  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 135 157 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.47% 4.65% 5.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.49% 11.88% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 125 150 191
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1802 1321 1607
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 46.38% 39.16% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1518 1141 1407
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

WCF
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in Manchester.

Salary trend for WCF in Manchester

WCF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Manchester

WCF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Bolton - 9 £45,000 -
Bury -8 7 £30,000 -27.27%
Sale - 6 £32,500 - 1
Wigan - 3 £40,000 -
Stockport -2 1 £36,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £40,000 - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 350 (99.15%) C#
2 344 (97.45%) .NET
3 244 (69.12%) ASP.NET
4 241 (68.27%) MVC
4 241 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (62.61%) SQL Server
6 176 (49.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 167 (47.31%) TDD
8 160 (45.33%) SQL
9 156 (44.19%) WPF
10 137 (38.81%) .NET Framework
11 121 (34.28%) Web Application Development
12 120 (33.99%) JavaScript
13 119 (33.71%) OO
14 117 (33.14%) Entity Framework
15 113 (32.01%) jQuery
16 110 (31.16%) SQL Server 2014
17 107 (30.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 106 (30.03%) Web Services
19 102 (28.90%) HTML
20 101 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 99 (28.05%) CSS
22 94 (26.63%) Games
23 90 (25.50%) BDD
24 87 (24.65%) RESTful
25 83 (23.51%) XML
26 79 (22.38%) Finance
26 79 (22.38%) Software Engineering
27 77 (21.81%) Google
28 74 (20.96%) AngularJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 25 (7.08%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.42%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.85%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.57%) CMS
5 2 (0.57%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (8.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (7.37%) Google Play
4 23 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.85%) GitHub
5 3 (0.85%) SaaS
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.22%) Internet
2 6 (1.70%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.70%) RS-232
2 6 (1.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (62.61%) SQL Server
2 110 (31.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 42 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (9.92%) NoSQL
5 31 (8.78%) Big Data
6 25 (7.08%) MongoDB
7 19 (5.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (4.53%) MySQL
9 11 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.85%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.85%) Redis
15 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 70 (19.83%) NUnit
2 51 (14.45%) Git (software)
3 45 (12.75%) Visual Studio
4 42 (11.90%) MSTest
5 40 (11.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (7.08%) TeamCity
7 17 (4.82%) Subversion
8 15 (4.25%) JIRA
9 10 (2.83%) Moq
10 9 (2.55%) NuGet
11 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Blend
11 6 (1.70%) MSI
11 6 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.70%) WiX
12 4 (1.13%) gulp
12 4 (1.13%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.13%) Selenium
13 3 (0.85%) AccuRev
13 3 (0.85%) Grunt
General
1 94 (26.63%) Games
2 79 (22.38%) Finance
3 13 (3.68%) Marketing
4 5 (1.42%) Music Industry
5 4 (1.13%) Electronics
5 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.57%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 307 (86.97%) Developer
2 250 (70.82%) .NET Developer
3 133 (37.68%) C# Developer
4 90 (25.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (17.85%) Lead Developer
6 58 (16.43%) Senior Developer
7 53 (15.01%) Lead C# Developer
8 50 (14.16%) Lead .NET Developer
9 48 (13.60%) Senior C# Developer
10 41 (11.61%) C# Software Engineer
10 41 (11.61%) Senior .NET Developer
10 41 (11.61%) Software Engineer
11 36 (10.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 35 (9.92%) ASP.NET Developer
13 31 (8.78%) SQL Developer
14 30 (8.50%) Junior
14 30 (8.50%) Junior .NET Developer
14 30 (8.50%) Junior Developer
15 29 (8.22%) .NET Software Engineer
16 27 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (97.45%) .NET
2 244 (69.12%) ASP.NET
3 176 (49.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 156 (44.19%) WPF
5 137 (38.81%) .NET Framework
6 117 (33.14%) Entity Framework
7 113 (32.01%) jQuery
8 107 (30.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 106 (30.03%) Web Services
10 102 (28.90%) HTML
11 101 (28.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 99 (28.05%) CSS
13 87 (24.65%) RESTful
14 83 (23.51%) XML
15 74 (20.96%) AngularJS
16 69 (19.55%) KnockoutJS
17 61 (17.28%) Node.js
18 54 (15.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 50 (14.16%) LINQ
20 41 (11.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.61%) Computer Science
2 32 (9.07%) Mobile App
3 27 (7.65%) Xbox
4 26 (7.37%) iPhone
5 20 (5.67%) iPad
6 17 (4.82%) Social Network
7 8 (2.27%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.98%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 6 (1.70%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.70%) Streaming Music
10 5 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.57%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.28%) Fintech
12 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.65%) Android
2 26 (7.37%) Windows
3 8 (2.27%) Linux
4 6 (1.70%) Mac OS
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 6 (1.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.57%) Unix
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
1 241 (68.27%) MVC
2 167 (47.31%) TDD
3 121 (34.28%) Web Application Development
4 119 (33.71%) OO
5 90 (25.50%) BDD
6 79 (22.38%) Software Engineering
7 66 (18.70%) Web Development
8 58 (16.43%) Scrum
9 57 (16.15%) Dependency Injection
10 44 (12.46%) Domain-Driven Design
10 44 (12.46%) Kanban
11 43 (12.18%) MVVM
12 40 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (10.48%) Multithreading
14 36 (10.20%) Machine Learning
15 31 (8.78%) RUP
15 31 (8.78%) UML
16 28 (7.93%) OOP
17 25 (7.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 350 (99.15%) C#
2 160 (45.33%) SQL
3 120 (33.99%) JavaScript
4 69 (19.55%) T-SQL
5 58 (16.43%) Ruby
6 46 (13.03%) C++
7 34 (9.63%) Java
8 31 (8.78%) PL/SQL
9 25 (7.08%) F#
10 19 (5.38%) VB.NET
11 16 (4.53%) C
12 7 (1.98%) XAML
13 6 (1.70%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.28%) PHP
14 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.28%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (9.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (7.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 77 (21.81%) Google
2 45 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.70%) Oracle
4 4 (1.13%) SAP
5 3 (0.85%) IBM
5 3 (0.85%) Tableau
6 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook
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