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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 48 47
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 239 279 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.50% 4.95% 5.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.97% 12.54% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 218 259 320
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
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 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 2997 2224 2635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.91% 39.50% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2526 1921 2233
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 June 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 22 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
Manchester -25 148 £40,000 - 22
Cheshire -45 47 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Lancashire -4 24 £33,750 -15.62% 5
Merseyside -3 18 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cumbria -2 2 £46,000 +2.22%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 436 (99.09%) C#
2 433 (98.41%) .NET
3 337 (76.59%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (73.18%) ASP.NET
5 319 (72.50%) SQL Server
6 305 (69.32%) MVC
7 232 (52.73%) TDD
8 229 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 204 (46.36%) .NET Framework
10 195 (44.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 167 (37.95%) Web Services
12 166 (37.73%) Entity Framework
13 165 (37.50%) Web Application Development
14 160 (36.36%) SQL
15 151 (34.32%) JavaScript
16 148 (33.64%) RESTful
17 143 (32.50%) HTML
18 140 (31.82%) XML
19 137 (31.14%) CSS
20 135 (30.68%) OO
20 135 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 129 (29.32%) jQuery
22 128 (29.09%) SQL Server 2014
23 127 (28.86%) BDD
23 127 (28.86%) WPF
24 125 (28.41%) Node.js
25 113 (25.68%) AngularJS
26 110 (25.00%) Ruby
27 106 (24.09%) Git (software)
28 105 (23.86%) Scrum

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 27 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (4.09%) NServiceBus
3 17 (3.86%) CMS
4 10 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.05%) EPiServer
5 9 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.82%) IIS
7 7 (1.59%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.45%) WordPress
10 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.23%) Confluence
10 1 (0.23%) Kentico
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (6.14%) Google Play
4 9 (2.05%) GitHub
5 5 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.00%) Internet
2 17 (3.86%) Ethernet
2 17 (3.86%) RS-232
2 17 (3.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.59%) FTP
4 2 (0.45%) Broadband
5 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.23%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (72.50%) SQL Server
2 128 (29.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 84 (19.09%) NoSQL
4 40 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 34 (7.73%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (4.32%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.09%) RDBMS
9 18 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (3.86%) MySQL
11 16 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.91%) Redis
16 3 (0.68%) Big Data
17 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 106 (24.09%) Git (software)
2 71 (16.14%) Visual Studio
3 59 (13.41%) NUnit
4 50 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (10.68%) MSTest
6 34 (7.73%) Subversion
7 31 (7.05%) TeamCity
8 29 (6.59%) Selenium
9 21 (4.77%) NuGet
10 19 (4.32%) JIRA
10 19 (4.32%) SpecFlow
11 17 (3.86%) FxCop
11 17 (3.86%) Microsoft Blend
11 17 (3.86%) MSI
11 17 (3.86%) WiX
12 15 (3.41%) StyleCop
13 10 (2.27%) Moq
14 9 (2.05%) ReSharper
15 8 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
16 7 (1.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 88 (20.00%) Games
2 54 (12.27%) Finance
3 21 (4.77%) Marketing
4 19 (4.32%) Law
5 14 (3.18%) Advertising
6 10 (2.27%) Retail
7 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 368 (83.64%) Developer
2 301 (68.41%) .NET Developer
3 134 (30.45%) C# Developer
4 105 (23.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 42 (9.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 41 (9.32%) Software Engineer
8 40 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
9 37 (8.41%) Senior Developer
10 35 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (7.95%) C# Software Engineer
11 34 (7.73%) Digital Developer
11 34 (7.73%) Junior
11 34 (7.73%) Junior Developer
11 34 (7.73%) Software Developer
12 33 (7.50%) Junior .NET Developer
12 33 (7.50%) SQL Developer
13 32 (7.27%) Graduate
13 32 (7.27%) Graduate Developer
14 31 (7.05%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (98.41%) .NET
2 322 (73.18%) ASP.NET
3 229 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 204 (46.36%) .NET Framework
5 195 (44.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 167 (37.95%) Web Services
7 166 (37.73%) Entity Framework
8 148 (33.64%) RESTful
9 143 (32.50%) HTML
10 140 (31.82%) XML
11 137 (31.14%) CSS
12 135 (30.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 129 (29.32%) jQuery
14 127 (28.86%) WPF
15 125 (28.41%) Node.js
16 113 (25.68%) AngularJS
17 98 (22.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 76 (17.27%) KnockoutJS
19 69 (15.68%) SOAP
20 63 (14.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.27%) Computer Science
2 45 (10.23%) Mobile App
3 41 (9.32%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (6.14%) iPhone
5 23 (5.23%) Data Structures
5 23 (5.23%) N-Tier
6 21 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (4.32%) User Experience
8 17 (3.86%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (3.86%) Internet of Things
9 8 (1.82%) Blog
9 8 (1.82%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.82%) PMI
10 7 (1.59%) iPad
10 7 (1.59%) Social Network
11 6 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.36%) Streaming Music
12 3 (0.68%) Life Science
12 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.23%) Windows
2 32 (7.27%) Android
3 19 (4.32%) Linux
4 17 (3.86%) Mac OS
4 17 (3.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (76.59%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (69.32%) MVC
3 232 (52.73%) TDD
4 165 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 135 (30.68%) OO
6 127 (28.86%) BDD
7 105 (23.86%) Scrum
8 94 (21.36%) Web Development
9 90 (20.45%) Dependency Injection
10 76 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (16.59%) Software Engineering
12 64 (14.55%) Unit Testing
13 62 (14.09%) Kanban
14 54 (12.27%) Multithreading
15 51 (11.59%) MVVM
15 51 (11.59%) OOP
16 49 (11.14%) Test Automation
17 47 (10.68%) UML
18 42 (9.55%) RUP
19 36 (8.18%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 436 (99.09%) C#
2 160 (36.36%) SQL
3 151 (34.32%) JavaScript
4 110 (25.00%) Ruby
5 65 (14.77%) T-SQL
6 54 (12.27%) C++
7 41 (9.32%) Java
8 40 (9.09%) VB.NET
9 29 (6.59%) C
10 27 (6.14%) F#
10 27 (6.14%) PL/SQL
11 21 (4.77%) XAML
12 19 (4.32%) XPath
13 9 (2.05%) XQuery
14 7 (1.59%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.14%) VB
16 4 (0.91%) PHP
17 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.45%) ActionScript 3.0
17 2 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (13.86%) Degree
2 8 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.45%) MCAD
4 2 (0.45%) MCPD
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (6.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 89 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 64 (14.55%) Google
3 10 (2.27%) Facebook
3 10 (2.27%) Oracle
4 9 (2.05%) IBM
5 6 (1.36%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.68%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.68%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
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Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £35500 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bolton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Runcorn
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
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Lancaster
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Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
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Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
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