The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for WPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WPF over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 93 97
Rank change year-on-year -34 +4  
Permanent jobs citing WPF 76 85 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.91% 2.45% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.20% 6.41% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 74 81 82
Median salary £37,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  

WPF 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 1810 1327 1594
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.58% 38.31% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1537 1135 1389
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 £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing WPF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Salary histogram for WPF in Manchester

WPF
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WPF within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Sale - 7 £32,500 -
Bolton - 4 £30,000 - 1
Wigan - 2 £40,000 -
Stockport -8 1 - - 1
Salford - 1 £40,000 -
WPF
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing WPF 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 WPF.

1 200 (99.50%) C#
2 186 (92.54%) .NET
3 144 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (66.67%) WCF
5 119 (59.20%) SQL Server
6 112 (55.72%) ASP.NET
7 108 (53.73%) MVC
8 95 (47.26%) TDD
9 89 (44.28%) NUnit
10 84 (41.79%) SQL
11 82 (40.80%) Scrum
12 79 (39.30%) Kanban
13 77 (38.31%) OO
14 73 (36.32%) MVVM
15 70 (34.83%) .NET Framework
16 66 (32.84%) MSTest
17 63 (31.34%) Entity Framework
18 61 (30.35%) Dependency Injection
18 61 (30.35%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (30.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 60 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 57 (28.36%) Web Services
21 54 (26.87%) WinForms
22 53 (26.37%) RESTful
23 52 (25.87%) Software Engineering
23 52 (25.87%) C++
24 49 (24.38%) Finance
25 48 (23.88%) JavaScript
25 48 (23.88%) XML
26 47 (23.38%) Amazon AWS

WPF
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 26 (12.94%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.38%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.99%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.98%) Ethernet
1 10 (4.98%) RS-232
1 10 (4.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.50%) CTI
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (59.20%) SQL Server
2 61 (30.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 26 (12.94%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.97%) Big Data
5 11 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.98%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.98%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.98%) MySQL
8 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 89 (44.28%) NUnit
2 66 (32.84%) MSTest
3 28 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (12.94%) TeamCity
5 25 (12.44%) Moq
5 25 (12.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 19 (9.45%) Git (software)
7 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio
8 16 (7.96%) JIRA
9 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Blend
9 10 (4.98%) MSI
9 10 (4.98%) NuGet
9 10 (4.98%) WiX
10 6 (2.99%) Subversion
11 4 (1.99%) AccuRev
12 2 (1.00%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (24.38%) Finance
2 35 (17.41%) Games
3 25 (12.44%) Marketing
4 8 (3.98%) Legal
4 8 (3.98%) Local Government
5 6 (2.99%) Back Office
6 5 (2.49%) Automotive
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 147 (73.13%) Developer
2 107 (53.23%) .NET Developer
3 72 (35.82%) C# Developer
4 40 (19.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (19.40%) Junior
6 34 (16.92%) C# Software Engineer
6 34 (16.92%) Software Engineer
7 32 (15.92%) Senior Developer
8 31 (15.42%) Junior Developer
9 29 (14.43%) Senior C# Developer
10 28 (13.93%) Junior .NET Developer
11 27 (13.43%) Graduate
11 27 (13.43%) Graduate Developer
11 27 (13.43%) Lead Developer
12 26 (12.94%) .NET Software Engineer
12 26 (12.94%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 24 (11.94%) Lead C# Developer
14 22 (10.95%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (9.45%) Lead .NET Developer
15 19 (9.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (92.54%) .NET
2 134 (66.67%) WCF
3 112 (55.72%) ASP.NET
4 70 (34.83%) .NET Framework
5 63 (31.34%) Entity Framework
6 60 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (28.36%) Web Services
8 54 (26.87%) WinForms
9 53 (26.37%) RESTful
10 48 (23.88%) XML
11 43 (21.39%) jQuery
12 41 (20.40%) LINQ
13 39 (19.40%) AngularJS
14 37 (18.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (17.91%) HTML
16 35 (17.41%) Silverlight
16 35 (17.41%) Unity DI Container
17 34 (16.92%) CSS
18 31 (15.42%) SOAP
18 31 (15.42%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.92%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.94%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (6.47%) Xbox
4 10 (4.98%) Data Structures
4 10 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.98%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 10 (4.98%) Internet of Things
5 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.99%) Social Network
6 6 (2.99%) Streaming Music
7 5 (2.49%) Tandem
8 4 (1.99%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.39%) Windows
2 10 (4.98%) Linux
2 10 (4.98%) Mac OS
2 10 (4.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 6 (2.99%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (53.73%) MVC
3 95 (47.26%) TDD
4 82 (40.80%) Scrum
5 79 (39.30%) Kanban
6 77 (38.31%) OO
7 73 (36.32%) MVVM
8 61 (30.35%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (30.35%) Dependency Injection
9 52 (25.87%) Software Engineering
10 43 (21.39%) BDD
11 42 (20.90%) Multithreading
12 37 (18.41%) Web Development
13 35 (17.41%) Inversion of Control
13 35 (17.41%) RUP
13 35 (17.41%) UML
14 32 (15.92%) Web Application Development
15 25 (12.44%) DSDM
15 25 (12.44%) Machine Learning
15 25 (12.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 200 (99.50%) C#
2 84 (41.79%) SQL
3 52 (25.87%) C++
4 48 (23.88%) JavaScript
5 36 (17.91%) VB.NET
6 31 (15.42%) Java
7 30 (14.93%) PL/SQL
7 30 (14.93%) T-SQL
8 26 (12.94%) F#
8 26 (12.94%) Ruby
9 20 (9.95%) C
10 15 (7.46%) VB
11 11 (5.47%) XAML
12 6 (2.99%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.50%) Python
13 1 (0.50%) R
13 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (10.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (12.94%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (20.90%) Google
2 27 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.99%) Facebook
3 6 (2.99%) Twitter
4 4 (1.99%) IBM
5 1 (0.50%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.50%) SAP
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