Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 50 45
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5 +13
Permanent jobs citing WCF 353 409 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.41% 5.48% 5.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.31% 12.52% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 330 396 381
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,400 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £55,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3793 3268 2924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 47.44% 43.75% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3200 2887 2582
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Altrincham +2 19 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Sale +3 17 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Stockport -15 17 £42,500 - 1
Bolton -12 15 £35,000 -22.22%
Rochdale +14 6 £50,000 - 1
Wigan -5 3 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Salford - 1 - - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 341 (96.60%) C#
2 340 (96.32%) .NET
3 281 (79.60%) ASP.NET
4 270 (76.49%) MVC
5 268 (75.92%) Agile Software Development
6 223 (63.17%) SQL Server
7 213 (60.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 168 (47.59%) JavaScript
9 164 (46.46%) Web Services
10 162 (45.89%) .NET Framework
11 149 (42.21%) TDD
12 137 (38.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 130 (36.83%) jQuery
14 127 (35.98%) RESTful
15 126 (35.69%) CSS
16 119 (33.71%) Entity Framework
17 115 (32.58%) Web Application Development
18 114 (32.29%) AngularJS
19 109 (30.88%) Scrum
20 105 (29.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 104 (29.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 104 (29.46%) WPF
22 100 (28.33%) HTML
23 96 (27.20%) SQL
24 95 (26.91%) XML
24 95 (26.91%) BDD
25 94 (26.63%) Software Engineering
26 92 (26.06%) KnockoutJS
26 92 (26.06%) Node.js
27 89 (25.21%) OO

WCF
Co-occurring 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 32 (9.07%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.40%) CMS
3 9 (2.55%) EPiServer
4 3 (0.85%) Sitefinity
5 2 (0.57%) IIS
5 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 56 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (9.07%) Google Play
4 4 (1.13%) SaaS
5 3 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.40%) Internet
2 4 (1.13%) Broadband
2 4 (1.13%) HTTP
3 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.85%) RS-232
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (63.17%) SQL Server
2 68 (19.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 52 (14.73%) NoSQL
4 49 (13.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 38 (10.76%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.25%) MySQL
8 9 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.70%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.85%) Redis
12 2 (0.57%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.57%) Riak
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.28%) Big Data
13 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (21.53%) Git (software)
2 51 (14.45%) Visual Studio
3 44 (12.46%) NUnit
4 42 (11.90%) MSTest
5 41 (11.61%) TeamCity
6 34 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (9.35%) Subversion
8 18 (5.10%) JIRA
9 16 (4.53%) Selenium
10 11 (3.12%) CruiseControl
10 11 (3.12%) ReSharper
10 11 (3.12%) SonarQube
11 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.27%) NuGet
11 8 (2.27%) SoapUI
11 8 (2.27%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.42%) MSI
12 5 (1.42%) WiX
13 3 (0.85%) FxCop
13 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 83 (23.51%) Finance
2 73 (20.68%) Games
3 23 (6.52%) Law
4 19 (5.38%) Music Industry
5 10 (2.83%) Back Office
6 4 (1.13%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 294 (83.29%) Developer
2 233 (66.01%) .NET Developer
3 132 (37.39%) C# Developer
4 103 (29.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (17.28%) C# Software Developer
6 60 (17.00%) Software Developer
7 58 (16.43%) .NET Software Developer
8 56 (15.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 54 (15.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 52 (14.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 43 (12.18%) Senior Developer
12 42 (11.90%) Senior .NET Developer
13 40 (11.33%) Digital Developer
14 37 (10.48%) Software Engineer
15 33 (9.35%) C# Software Engineer
15 33 (9.35%) Junior
15 33 (9.35%) Junior .NET Developer
15 33 (9.35%) Junior Developer
16 32 (9.07%) .NET Software Engineer
16 32 (9.07%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (96.32%) .NET
2 281 (79.60%) ASP.NET
3 213 (60.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 164 (46.46%) Web Services
5 162 (45.89%) .NET Framework
6 137 (38.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 130 (36.83%) jQuery
8 127 (35.98%) RESTful
9 126 (35.69%) CSS
10 119 (33.71%) Entity Framework
11 114 (32.29%) AngularJS
12 105 (29.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 104 (29.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 104 (29.46%) WPF
14 100 (28.33%) HTML
15 95 (26.91%) XML
16 92 (26.06%) KnockoutJS
16 92 (26.06%) Node.js
17 61 (17.28%) LINQ
18 56 (15.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.13%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.48%) Mobile App
3 32 (9.07%) iPhone
4 17 (4.82%) Social Network
5 11 (3.12%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.83%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.42%) Fintech
8 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.85%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.57%) BBC
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
10 2 (0.57%) Xbox
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.07%) Android
2 21 (5.95%) Windows
3 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.85%) Linux
4 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (76.49%) MVC
2 268 (75.92%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (42.21%) TDD
4 115 (32.58%) Web Application Development
5 109 (30.88%) Scrum
6 95 (26.91%) BDD
7 94 (26.63%) Software Engineering
8 89 (25.21%) OO
9 71 (20.11%) Dependency Injection
10 60 (17.00%) Web Development
11 59 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (13.03%) MVVM
13 44 (12.46%) Kanban
14 43 (12.18%) SDLC
15 42 (11.90%) Multithreading
16 39 (11.05%) RUP
17 38 (10.76%) UML
18 37 (10.48%) Test Automation
18 37 (10.48%) Use Case
19 36 (10.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 341 (96.60%) C#
2 168 (47.59%) JavaScript
3 96 (27.20%) SQL
4 83 (23.51%) Ruby
5 47 (13.31%) T-SQL
6 42 (11.90%) C++
7 34 (9.63%) F#
7 34 (9.63%) PL/SQL
8 22 (6.23%) Java
9 15 (4.25%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.12%) XPath
11 7 (1.98%) C
12 3 (0.85%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.85%) XAML
13 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) Clojure
13 2 (0.57%) Erlang
13 2 (0.57%) Haskell
13 2 (0.57%) Python
13 2 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (12.46%) Degree
2 6 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.97%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (3.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (9.07%) Kibana
2 2 (0.57%) Ansible
2 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (18.70%) Google
2 49 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.13%) Rackspace
4 2 (0.57%) Apple
4 2 (0.57%) Facebook
4 2 (0.57%) IBM
4 2 (0.57%) Sony
4 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.57%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.28%) Capita