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 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)
England / North West
Rank 85 60 45
Rank change year-on-year -25 -15  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 197 234 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.25% 4.11% 5.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.36% 11.02% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 181 224 313
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £32,000
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2676 2123 2621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.14% 37.32% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 1833 2228
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £26,500
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%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 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
Manchester -33 135 £40,000 -15.78% 19
Cheshire +4 35 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Merseyside -10 13 £40,000 - 3
Lancashire -7 12 £37,500 - 3
Cumbria - 2 £46,000 -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 521 (98.67%) C#
2 518 (98.11%) .NET
3 379 (71.78%) ASP.NET
4 375 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (70.64%) MVC
6 340 (64.39%) SQL Server
7 272 (51.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 265 (50.19%) TDD
9 225 (42.61%) .NET Framework
10 206 (39.02%) SQL
11 185 (35.04%) Web Application Development
12 184 (34.85%) Entity Framework
13 183 (34.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 182 (34.47%) WPF
15 168 (31.82%) jQuery
16 167 (31.63%) JavaScript
17 164 (31.06%) CSS
17 164 (31.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 163 (30.87%) HTML
19 153 (28.98%) Web Services
20 152 (28.79%) SQL Server 2014
21 148 (28.03%) OO
22 137 (25.95%) RESTful
23 135 (25.57%) BDD
24 117 (22.16%) XML
25 114 (21.59%) AngularJS
26 112 (21.21%) Scrum
27 108 (20.45%) Finance
28 103 (19.51%) Microsoft
29 102 (19.32%) Git (software)

WCF
Top Related 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 25 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.22%) NServiceBus
3 13 (2.46%) IIS
4 11 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.33%) CMS
6 7 (1.33%) Confluence
6 7 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.38%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 53 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) MS Project
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.92%) Google Play
4 23 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.70%) GitHub
6 4 (0.76%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.82%) Internet
2 6 (1.14%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.14%) RS-232
2 6 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.38%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.38%) FTP
3 2 (0.38%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (64.39%) SQL Server
2 152 (28.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 77 (14.58%) NoSQL
4 50 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (6.06%) Big Data
6 30 (5.68%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
8 22 (4.17%) MySQL
9 19 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.65%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.76%) Redis
17 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.57%) RavenDB
18 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 102 (19.32%) Git (software)
2 92 (17.42%) NUnit
3 72 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 61 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (11.36%) MSTest
6 32 (6.06%) Moq
7 27 (5.11%) Rhino Mocks
8 26 (4.92%) TeamCity
9 24 (4.55%) JIRA
10 21 (3.98%) Selenium
11 20 (3.79%) SpecFlow
12 18 (3.41%) Subversion
13 14 (2.65%) FxCop
13 14 (2.65%) StyleCop
14 9 (1.70%) NuGet
15 7 (1.33%) JIRA Agile
16 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Blend
16 6 (1.14%) MSI
16 6 (1.14%) WiX
17 4 (0.76%) Jasmine
General
1 108 (20.45%) Finance
2 95 (17.99%) Games
3 16 (3.03%) Advertising
3 16 (3.03%) Marketing
4 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.95%) Music Industry
7 4 (0.76%) Electronics
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Retail
9 2 (0.38%) Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 458 (86.74%) Developer
2 373 (70.64%) .NET Developer
3 188 (35.61%) C# Developer
4 130 (24.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 80 (15.15%) Senior Developer
6 72 (13.64%) Lead Developer
7 59 (11.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 56 (10.61%) Lead C# Developer
9 55 (10.42%) Senior C# Developer
10 54 (10.23%) Lead .NET Developer
11 48 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
12 45 (8.52%) .NET Software Developer
12 45 (8.52%) Software Engineer
13 42 (7.95%) C# Software Engineer
13 42 (7.95%) Junior
13 42 (7.95%) Junior .NET Developer
13 42 (7.95%) Junior Developer
13 42 (7.95%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 39 (7.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 39 (7.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (98.11%) .NET
2 379 (71.78%) ASP.NET
3 272 (51.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 225 (42.61%) .NET Framework
5 184 (34.85%) Entity Framework
6 183 (34.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 182 (34.47%) WPF
8 168 (31.82%) jQuery
9 164 (31.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 164 (31.06%) CSS
10 163 (30.87%) HTML
11 153 (28.98%) Web Services
12 137 (25.95%) RESTful
13 117 (22.16%) XML
14 114 (21.59%) AngularJS
15 100 (18.94%) Node.js
16 81 (15.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 72 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
18 68 (12.88%) SOAP
19 59 (11.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 49 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 27 (5.11%) Xbox
4 26 (4.92%) iPhone
5 23 (4.36%) iPad
6 22 (4.17%) N-Tier
7 17 (3.22%) Social Network
8 16 (3.03%) User Experience
9 15 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.46%) PMI
11 10 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (1.70%) Streaming Music
13 8 (1.52%) AS400
13 8 (1.52%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.52%) iSeries
13 8 (1.52%) Mainframe
14 6 (1.14%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 6 (1.14%) Internet of Things
15 2 (0.38%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.31%) Windows
2 28 (5.30%) Android
3 10 (1.89%) Linux
4 6 (1.14%) Mac OS
4 6 (1.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 6 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (71.02%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (70.64%) MVC
3 265 (50.19%) TDD
4 185 (35.04%) Web Application Development
5 148 (28.03%) OO
6 135 (25.57%) BDD
7 112 (21.21%) Scrum
8 96 (18.18%) Web Development
9 90 (17.05%) Dependency Injection
10 85 (16.10%) Software Engineering
11 83 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (14.39%) Kanban
13 55 (10.42%) MVVM
14 47 (8.90%) Unit Testing
15 45 (8.52%) Domain-Driven Design
16 44 (8.33%) OOP
17 43 (8.14%) Machine Learning
18 40 (7.58%) Multithreading
19 36 (6.82%) UML
20 34 (6.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 521 (98.67%) C#
2 206 (39.02%) SQL
3 167 (31.63%) JavaScript
4 97 (18.37%) Ruby
5 77 (14.58%) T-SQL
6 48 (9.09%) C++
7 38 (7.20%) Java
8 37 (7.01%) VB.NET
9 31 (5.87%) PL/SQL
10 25 (4.73%) F#
11 18 (3.41%) VB
12 17 (3.22%) C
13 9 (1.70%) VB6
14 8 (1.52%) XAML
15 6 (1.14%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.38%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 3.0
16 2 (0.38%) PHP
16 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (8.33%) Degree
2 13 (2.46%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.70%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (4.73%) Kibana
2 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 103 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 83 (15.72%) Google
3 9 (1.70%) IBM
3 9 (1.70%) Oracle
4 8 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.14%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.76%) Facebook
7 4 (0.76%) SAP
8 3 (0.57%) Tableau
9 2 (0.38%) RedGate
10 1 (0.19%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.19%) TOWER Software
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X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Greater Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Rochdale
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BLM law
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Flexible Hours
Posted: 24 days ago
Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Flexi Time
Posted: 27 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago