Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 78 51
Rank change year-on-year -41 -27 -4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 322 482 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.74% 3.79% 5.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.17% 8.56% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 306 442 586
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 4,490 5,629 4,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.14% 44.26% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,780 4,666 4,320
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -41 202 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Cheshire +9 79 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Merseyside +12 25 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Lancashire -18 11 £40,000 +14.29% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 320 (99.38%) C#
2 304 (94.41%) .NET
3 243 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
4 214 (66.46%) ASP.NET
5 213 (66.15%) MVC
6 211 (65.53%) SQL Server
7 185 (57.45%) TDD
8 172 (53.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 158 (49.07%) RESTful
10 126 (39.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 120 (37.27%) SQL
12 113 (35.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 110 (34.16%) .NET Framework
14 105 (32.61%) OO
15 98 (30.43%) BDD
16 97 (30.12%) Microsoft
17 93 (28.88%) JavaScript
18 92 (28.57%) HTML
18 92 (28.57%) Web Application Development
19 91 (28.26%) Web Services
20 88 (27.33%) AngularJS
21 85 (26.40%) WPF
22 84 (26.09%) Scrum
23 83 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
24 81 (25.16%) CSS
25 79 (24.53%) Git (software)
26 75 (23.29%) Entity Framework
27 69 (21.43%) Games
27 69 (21.43%) T-SQL
28 65 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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 12 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.24%) Confluence
4 4 (1.24%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.93%) IIS
6 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.62%) CMS
6 2 (0.62%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.21%) SaaS
4 12 (3.73%) Google Play
5 5 (1.55%) GitHub
6 3 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.31%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.73%) Internet
2 25 (7.76%) Hyperconnected
3 8 (2.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (65.53%) SQL Server
2 113 (35.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 54 (16.77%) NoSQL
4 26 (8.07%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.66%) Blockchain
6 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.62%) Redis
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.31%) MySQL
10 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 50 (15.53%) Visual Studio
3 37 (11.49%) NUnit
4 31 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (7.45%) MSTest
6 17 (5.28%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.73%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.17%) Subversion
9 6 (1.86%) JIRA
10 5 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.55%) FxCop
11 4 (1.24%) Selenium
12 3 (0.93%) eggPlant
12 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.62%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.62%) Xcode
General
1 69 (21.43%) Games
2 45 (13.98%) Finance
3 8 (2.48%) Advertising
4 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.24%) Law
5 3 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.62%) Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 271 (84.16%) Developer
2 208 (64.60%) .NET Developer
3 78 (24.22%) C# Developer
4 64 (19.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (12.42%) Software Engineer
6 36 (11.18%) Junior
7 33 (10.25%) .NET Software Engineer
8 32 (9.94%) Senior Developer
9 30 (9.32%) Junior Developer
10 29 (9.01%) Software Developer
11 27 (8.39%) Graduate
12 25 (7.76%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 25 (7.76%) Graduate Developer
12 25 (7.76%) Internet Developer
12 25 (7.76%) Junior .NET Developer
13 21 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
14 20 (6.21%) C# Software Developer
14 20 (6.21%) C# Software Engineer
14 20 (6.21%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (5.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (94.41%) .NET
2 214 (66.46%) ASP.NET
3 172 (53.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 158 (49.07%) RESTful
5 126 (39.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 110 (34.16%) .NET Framework
7 92 (28.57%) HTML
8 91 (28.26%) Web Services
9 88 (27.33%) AngularJS
10 85 (26.40%) WPF
11 81 (25.16%) CSS
12 75 (23.29%) Entity Framework
13 65 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 63 (19.57%) Node.js
14 63 (19.57%) WinForms
15 60 (18.63%) SOAP
16 53 (16.46%) XML
17 47 (14.60%) jQuery
18 36 (11.18%) KnockoutJS
19 34 (10.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 20 (6.21%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.97%) BBC
4 16 (4.97%) Social Media
5 12 (3.73%) iPhone
5 12 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.42%) PMI
7 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.80%) User Experience
8 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.86%) Social Network
9 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.24%) Blog
11 3 (0.93%) EPoS
11 3 (0.93%) Fintech
11 3 (0.93%) Music Streaming
12 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.04%) Windows
2 19 (5.90%) Android
3 8 (2.48%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (66.15%) MVC
3 185 (57.45%) TDD
4 105 (32.61%) OO
5 98 (30.43%) BDD
6 92 (28.57%) Web Application Development
7 84 (26.09%) Scrum
8 83 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (17.70%) Software Engineering
10 56 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
11 51 (15.84%) MVVM
12 49 (15.22%) Kanban
12 49 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (12.11%) DevOps
14 38 (11.80%) Unit Testing
15 35 (10.87%) Domain-Driven Design
16 34 (10.56%) SOLID
17 28 (8.70%) OOP
18 25 (7.76%) UML
19 24 (7.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 320 (99.38%) C#
2 120 (37.27%) SQL
3 93 (28.88%) JavaScript
4 69 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 61 (18.94%) Ruby
6 27 (8.39%) C++
7 23 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 23 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 16 (4.97%) Java
9 12 (3.73%) F#
10 8 (2.48%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.86%) VB
12 5 (1.55%) XPath
13 2 (0.62%) Delphi
13 2 (0.62%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.62%) Python
14 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.31%) C
14 1 (0.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (8.07%) Degree
2 11 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.35%) QA
2 7 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (5.28%) Ansible
2 12 (3.73%) Kibana
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.73%) Google
3 18 (5.59%) Facebook
4 17 (5.28%) Apple
5 16 (4.97%) Sony
5 16 (4.97%) Yahoo!
6 8 (2.48%) Oracle
7 6 (1.86%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.24%) CA
8 4 (1.24%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.31%) Sage
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) Telerik