Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 50 47
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 478 623 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.75% 5.12% 5.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.48% 12.34% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 439 594 648
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,875 £29,750
90th Percentile £55,500 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5638 5048 5254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.20% 41.47% 40.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4667 4381 4495
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the North West

WCF
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WCF in the North West

WCF
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in the North West

WCF
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Manchester -19 338 £42,500 - 16
Cheshire -63 78 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Lancashire -5 39 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Merseyside -11 23 £35,000 -12.50%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 464 (97.07%) C#
2 463 (96.86%) .NET
3 390 (81.59%) ASP.NET
4 370 (77.41%) MVC
5 360 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
6 332 (69.46%) SQL Server
7 298 (62.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 224 (46.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 215 (44.98%) TDD
10 211 (44.14%) .NET Framework
11 209 (43.72%) JavaScript
12 204 (42.68%) Web Services
13 191 (39.96%) RESTful
14 174 (36.40%) Web Application Development
15 162 (33.89%) Entity Framework
16 160 (33.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 159 (33.26%) jQuery
18 154 (32.22%) Node.js
19 153 (32.01%) CSS
20 151 (31.59%) BDD
21 147 (30.75%) AngularJS
22 141 (29.50%) Git (software)
23 137 (28.66%) Ruby
24 135 (28.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 134 (28.03%) HTML
26 132 (27.62%) XML
27 125 (26.15%) SQL
28 120 (25.10%) Scrum
29 114 (23.85%) OO
30 112 (23.43%) NoSQL

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 29 (6.07%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.97%) CMS
3 14 (2.93%) EPiServer
4 9 (1.88%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.05%) IIS
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.63%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.21%) Kentico
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (6.07%) Google Play
4 5 (1.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.63%) GitHub
5 3 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.44%) Internet
2 7 (1.46%) Ethernet
2 7 (1.46%) RS-232
2 7 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.84%) Broadband
3 4 (0.84%) HTTP
4 2 (0.42%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (69.46%) SQL Server
2 112 (23.43%) NoSQL
3 95 (19.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 76 (15.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 40 (8.37%) MongoDB
6 26 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (4.39%) MySQL
8 14 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.88%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.84%) Redis
16 2 (0.42%) Blockchain
16 2 (0.42%) Couchbase
16 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.42%) Riak
16 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 141 (29.50%) Git (software)
2 69 (14.44%) Visual Studio
3 45 (9.41%) TeamCity
4 44 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (9.00%) NUnit
5 43 (9.00%) Subversion
6 42 (8.79%) MSTest
7 29 (6.07%) Selenium
8 28 (5.86%) JIRA
9 16 (3.35%) CruiseControl
9 16 (3.35%) ReSharper
9 16 (3.35%) SonarQube
10 14 (2.93%) SpecFlow
11 12 (2.51%) FxCop
11 12 (2.51%) NuGet
12 9 (1.88%) MSI
12 9 (1.88%) WiX
13 8 (1.67%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.67%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.67%) StyleCop
General
1 90 (18.83%) Games
2 81 (16.95%) Finance
3 29 (6.07%) Law
4 14 (2.93%) Music Industry
5 11 (2.30%) Retail
6 10 (2.09%) Back Office
7 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.46%) Advertising
8 7 (1.46%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 408 (85.36%) Developer
2 325 (67.99%) .NET Developer
3 153 (32.01%) C# Developer
4 121 (25.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 86 (17.99%) .NET Software Developer
6 75 (15.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 69 (14.44%) Software Developer
8 68 (14.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 66 (13.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 55 (11.51%) C# Software Developer
11 43 (9.00%) Senior Developer
12 40 (8.37%) Digital Developer
12 40 (8.37%) Software Engineer
13 37 (7.74%) Senior .NET Developer
14 33 (6.90%) Junior
15 32 (6.69%) Graduate
15 32 (6.69%) Junior Developer
16 31 (6.49%) C# Software Engineer
16 31 (6.49%) Graduate Developer
16 31 (6.49%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (96.86%) .NET
2 390 (81.59%) ASP.NET
3 298 (62.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 224 (46.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 211 (44.14%) .NET Framework
6 204 (42.68%) Web Services
7 191 (39.96%) RESTful
8 162 (33.89%) Entity Framework
9 160 (33.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 159 (33.26%) jQuery
11 154 (32.22%) Node.js
12 153 (32.01%) CSS
13 147 (30.75%) AngularJS
14 135 (28.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 134 (28.03%) HTML
16 132 (27.62%) XML
17 110 (23.01%) WPF
18 105 (21.97%) KnockoutJS
19 78 (16.32%) SOAP
20 71 (14.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.60%) Computer Science
2 35 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.07%) iPhone
4 22 (4.60%) N-Tier
5 16 (3.35%) Blog
5 16 (3.35%) Data Structures
5 16 (3.35%) Digital Media
6 15 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.30%) User Experience
8 10 (2.09%) Social Network
9 7 (1.46%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 7 (1.46%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.26%) Life Science
10 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.05%) Fintech
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.42%) Social Media
13 2 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.58%) Windows
2 32 (6.69%) Android
3 7 (1.46%) Linux
3 7 (1.46%) Mac OS
3 7 (1.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 6 (1.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (77.41%) MVC
2 360 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (44.98%) TDD
4 174 (36.40%) Web Application Development
5 151 (31.59%) BDD
6 120 (25.10%) Scrum
7 114 (23.85%) OO
8 91 (19.04%) Software Engineering
9 81 (16.95%) Dependency Injection
10 79 (16.53%) Web Development
11 73 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (11.72%) Test Automation
13 53 (11.09%) Kanban
14 47 (9.83%) MVVM
15 44 (9.21%) Multithreading
16 42 (8.79%) SDLC
17 41 (8.58%) UML
18 40 (8.37%) RUP
19 39 (8.16%) OOP
20 35 (7.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 464 (97.07%) C#
2 209 (43.72%) JavaScript
3 137 (28.66%) Ruby
4 125 (26.15%) SQL
5 63 (13.18%) T-SQL
6 52 (10.88%) C++
7 38 (7.95%) Java
8 31 (6.49%) F#
8 31 (6.49%) PL/SQL
9 28 (5.86%) VB.NET
10 21 (4.39%) XPath
11 20 (4.18%) C
12 12 (2.51%) XAML
13 5 (1.05%) XQuery
14 4 (0.84%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.63%) PHP
15 3 (0.63%) VB
16 2 (0.42%) Haskell
16 2 (0.42%) Python
16 2 (0.42%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (11.30%) Degree
2 8 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.56%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
3 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (2.51%) Docker
2 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (6.07%) Kibana
2 2 (0.42%) Ansible
2 2 (0.42%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.18%) Google
3 7 (1.46%) Facebook
4 5 (1.05%) DevExpress
4 5 (1.05%) IBM
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle
5 4 (0.84%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.63%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.42%) Apple
7 2 (0.42%) Sony
7 2 (0.42%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.42%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore