Period
to 20 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 87 51
Rank change year-on-year -31 -36 -2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 327 457 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.70% 3.49% 4.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.71% 7.79% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 311 422 528
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,250 £55,000
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 4,876 5,866 4,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.24% 44.74% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4,113 4,894 3,995
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 -22 204 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Cheshire -2 87 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Lancashire -5 17 £35,000 - 4
Merseyside +2 13 £47,500 +35.71% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 323 (98.78%) C#
2 305 (93.27%) .NET
3 253 (77.37%) MVC
4 245 (74.92%) Agile Software Development
5 243 (74.31%) ASP.NET
6 215 (65.75%) SQL Server
7 199 (60.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 189 (57.80%) TDD
9 167 (51.07%) RESTful
10 149 (45.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 129 (39.45%) SQL Server 2016
12 114 (34.86%) Web Application Development
13 113 (34.56%) .NET Framework
14 112 (34.25%) SQL
15 109 (33.33%) JavaScript
16 107 (32.72%) HTML
17 103 (31.50%) AngularJS
18 101 (30.89%) BDD
19 100 (30.58%) OO
20 96 (29.36%) CSS
21 93 (28.44%) Scrum
22 89 (27.22%) Entity Framework
23 87 (26.61%) Git (software)
23 87 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 83 (25.38%) Node.js
24 83 (25.38%) WPF
24 83 (25.38%) Microsoft
25 78 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
25 78 (23.85%) Ruby
26 74 (22.63%) Games

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 19 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.98%) NServiceBus
3 10 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.45%) CMS
5 7 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.53%) IIS
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (6.42%) Google Play
4 16 (4.89%) SaaS
5 5 (1.53%) PaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.92%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.17%) Internet
2 19 (5.81%) Hyperconnected
3 8 (2.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (65.75%) SQL Server
2 129 (39.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 63 (19.27%) NoSQL
4 37 (11.31%) MongoDB
5 21 (6.42%) Blockchain
6 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.31%) MySQL
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (26.61%) Git (software)
2 48 (14.68%) NUnit
3 39 (11.93%) Visual Studio
4 29 (8.87%) MSTest
5 28 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (6.12%) TeamCity
7 19 (5.81%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.06%) Selenium
9 9 (2.75%) FxCop
9 9 (2.75%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.14%) Moq
10 7 (2.14%) StyleCop
11 5 (1.53%) Subversion
12 4 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.92%) JIRA
13 3 (0.92%) Maven
13 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 74 (22.63%) Games
2 48 (14.68%) Finance
3 7 (2.14%) Banking
4 6 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.22%) Advertising
5 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.22%) Law
5 4 (1.22%) Legal
5 4 (1.22%) Music Industry
6 3 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 261 (79.82%) Developer
2 212 (64.83%) .NET Developer
3 70 (21.41%) C# Developer
4 56 (17.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (12.84%) Software Engineer
6 39 (11.93%) Junior
7 33 (10.09%) Junior Developer
7 33 (10.09%) Senior Developer
8 32 (9.79%) .NET Software Engineer
9 30 (9.17%) Graduate
10 29 (8.87%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 29 (8.87%) Graduate Developer
10 29 (8.87%) Junior .NET Developer
11 24 (7.34%) C# Software Engineer
11 24 (7.34%) Software Developer
12 23 (7.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 22 (6.73%) Senior C# Developer
14 21 (6.42%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (6.42%) Digital Developer
15 20 (6.12%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (93.27%) .NET
2 243 (74.31%) ASP.NET
3 199 (60.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 167 (51.07%) RESTful
5 149 (45.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 113 (34.56%) .NET Framework
7 107 (32.72%) HTML
8 103 (31.50%) AngularJS
9 96 (29.36%) CSS
10 89 (27.22%) Entity Framework
11 87 (26.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 83 (25.38%) Node.js
12 83 (25.38%) WPF
13 73 (22.32%) Web Services
14 65 (19.88%) KnockoutJS
14 65 (19.88%) XML
15 57 (17.43%) jQuery
16 47 (14.37%) WinForms
17 45 (13.76%) SOAP
18 44 (13.46%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.26%) Computer Science
1 27 (8.26%) Mobile App
2 25 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (7.03%) N-Tier
4 21 (6.42%) iPhone
5 14 (4.28%) User Experience
6 12 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.75%) BBC
7 9 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.75%) Fintech
7 9 (2.75%) Social Media
8 8 (2.45%) Social Network
9 6 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.22%) Music Streaming
11 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.61%) NHS
12 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.65%) Windows
2 24 (7.34%) Android
3 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (77.37%) MVC
2 245 (74.92%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (57.80%) TDD
4 114 (34.86%) Web Application Development
5 101 (30.89%) BDD
6 100 (30.58%) OO
7 93 (28.44%) Scrum
8 78 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (21.71%) Dependency Injection
10 63 (19.27%) Software Engineering
11 50 (15.29%) MVVM
12 49 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
13 46 (14.07%) Domain-Driven Design
14 45 (13.76%) Kanban
15 41 (12.54%) Unit Testing
16 40 (12.23%) DevOps
17 31 (9.48%) SOLID
17 31 (9.48%) UML
18 30 (9.17%) Use Case
19 29 (8.87%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 323 (98.78%) C#
2 112 (34.25%) SQL
3 109 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 78 (23.85%) Ruby
5 53 (16.21%) T-SQL
6 29 (8.87%) C++
7 28 (8.56%) VB.NET
8 27 (8.26%) PL/SQL
9 23 (7.03%) Java
10 19 (5.81%) F#
11 9 (2.75%) VB
12 5 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.53%) XPath
13 2 (0.61%) Delphi
13 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.61%) Python
14 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.31%) C
14 1 (0.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (5.81%) Degree
2 3 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.14%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (5.81%) Kibana
2 16 (4.89%) Ansible
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (25.38%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.98%) Google
3 12 (3.67%) Facebook
4 10 (3.06%) Apple
5 9 (2.75%) Sony
5 9 (2.75%) Yahoo!
6 8 (2.45%) Oracle
6 8 (2.45%) Xamarin
7 7 (2.14%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.22%) CA
8 4 (1.22%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.92%) Capita
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.31%) Telerik