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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 56 49
Rank change year-on-year -25 -7  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 148 154 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.58% 4.41% 5.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.96% 10.67% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135 147 171
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 1860 1443 1461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.99% 41.36% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1250 1265
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 12 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Altrincham -3 7 £40,000 -15.78%
Stockport -14 6 £42,500 - 2
Rochdale -3 2 £50,000 - 1
Wigan -15 2 £38,750 +19.23%
Salford - 2 - -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 288 (100.00%) C#
2 281 (97.57%) .NET
3 224 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (68.75%) ASP.NET
5 189 (65.63%) SQL Server
6 186 (64.58%) MVC
7 148 (51.39%) TDD
8 136 (47.22%) Web Services
9 133 (46.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 129 (44.79%) .NET Framework
11 117 (40.63%) SQL
12 109 (37.85%) JavaScript
13 108 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 104 (36.11%) Entity Framework
15 103 (35.76%) WPF
16 100 (34.72%) HTML
17 96 (33.33%) CSS
17 96 (33.33%) OO
18 95 (32.99%) XML
19 94 (32.64%) Web Application Development
20 92 (31.94%) SQL Server 2014
21 88 (30.56%) jQuery
22 76 (26.39%) RESTful
22 76 (26.39%) Games
23 75 (26.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 72 (25.00%) Scrum
24 72 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
25 69 (23.96%) AngularJS
26 68 (23.61%) BDD
27 63 (21.88%) Node.js

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 27 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.17%) CMS
3 9 (3.13%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.04%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.69%) WordPress
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) Kentico
6 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (9.38%) Google Play
4 6 (2.08%) SaaS
5 3 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.90%) Ethernet
1 17 (5.90%) RS-232
1 17 (5.90%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.86%) Internet
3 2 (0.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 92 (31.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 22 (7.64%) NoSQL
5 21 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (6.60%) Relational Database
7 18 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 18 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.04%) Big Data
12 3 (1.04%) MySQL
12 3 (1.04%) Redis
13 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (20.49%) NUnit
2 55 (19.10%) Visual Studio
3 47 (16.32%) MSTest
4 37 (12.85%) Git (software)
5 36 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (11.81%) Subversion
7 28 (9.72%) TeamCity
8 21 (7.29%) NuGet
9 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Blend
9 17 (5.90%) MSI
9 17 (5.90%) WiX
10 10 (3.47%) Moq
11 9 (3.13%) JIRA
11 9 (3.13%) ReSharper
12 8 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
13 7 (2.43%) CruiseControl
13 7 (2.43%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.39%) SpecFlow
15 3 (1.04%) Grunt
15 3 (1.04%) gulp
General
1 76 (26.39%) Games
2 40 (13.89%) Finance
3 20 (6.94%) Law
4 19 (6.60%) Marketing
5 10 (3.47%) Advertising
6 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 239 (82.99%) Developer
2 186 (64.58%) .NET Developer
3 96 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 71 (24.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 34 (11.81%) C# Software Engineer
6 34 (11.81%) Digital Developer
7 29 (10.07%) .NET Software Engineer
7 29 (10.07%) Junior
7 29 (10.07%) Junior .NET Developer
7 29 (10.07%) Junior Developer
8 27 (9.38%) Graduate
8 27 (9.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 27 (9.38%) Graduate Developer
8 27 (9.38%) SQL Developer
9 23 (7.99%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (7.29%) Lead Developer
11 20 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 20 (6.94%) Lead C# Developer
12 19 (6.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (97.57%) .NET
2 198 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 136 (47.22%) Web Services
4 133 (46.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 129 (44.79%) .NET Framework
6 108 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 104 (36.11%) Entity Framework
8 103 (35.76%) WPF
9 100 (34.72%) HTML
10 96 (33.33%) CSS
11 95 (32.99%) XML
12 88 (30.56%) jQuery
13 76 (26.39%) RESTful
14 75 (26.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 69 (23.96%) AngularJS
16 63 (21.88%) Node.js
17 61 (21.18%) KnockoutJS
17 61 (21.18%) LINQ
17 61 (21.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 42 (14.58%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.71%) Computer Science
2 34 (11.81%) Mobile App
3 31 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (9.38%) iPhone
5 24 (8.33%) Data Structures
6 17 (5.90%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 17 (5.90%) Internet of Things
7 9 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.43%) Social Network
9 6 (2.08%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.08%) Streaming Music
10 5 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.39%) iPad
12 3 (1.04%) User Experience
12 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.54%) Windows
2 28 (9.72%) Android
3 17 (5.90%) Linux
3 17 (5.90%) Mac OS
3 17 (5.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 7 (2.43%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (64.58%) MVC
3 148 (51.39%) TDD
4 96 (33.33%) OO
5 94 (32.64%) Web Application Development
6 72 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
6 72 (25.00%) Scrum
7 68 (23.61%) BDD
8 63 (21.88%) Web Development
9 62 (21.53%) Software Engineering
10 55 (19.10%) Kanban
11 51 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (17.71%) Multithreading
12 48 (16.67%) MVVM
13 43 (14.93%) UML
14 42 (14.58%) OOP
14 42 (14.58%) RUP
15 36 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
16 34 (11.81%) Test Automation
17 28 (9.72%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 288 (100.00%) C#
2 117 (40.63%) SQL
3 109 (37.85%) JavaScript
4 52 (18.06%) C++
5 51 (17.71%) Ruby
6 46 (15.97%) T-SQL
7 29 (10.07%) C
8 28 (9.72%) Java
9 27 (9.38%) F#
9 27 (9.38%) PL/SQL
10 22 (7.64%) VB.NET
11 19 (6.60%) XAML
12 10 (3.47%) XPath
13 7 (2.43%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (18.75%) Degree
2 6 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (9.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 57 (19.79%) Google
2 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.43%) Facebook
4 4 (1.39%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) SAP
6 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £35500 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bolton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago