Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 86 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -31 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 398 441 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.21% 3.42% 4.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.42% 7.74% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 375 405 498
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 5,365 5,701 4,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.21% 44.18% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4,516 4,834 3,749
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -11 235 £42,000 +5.00% 36
Cheshire +6 118 £40,000 - 10
Lancashire -7 26 £35,000 -6.67% 7
Merseyside -2 19 £47,500 +26.67% 4
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 388 (97.49%) C#
2 384 (96.48%) .NET
3 325 (81.66%) MVC
4 320 (80.40%) ASP.NET
5 314 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
6 289 (72.61%) SQL Server
7 263 (66.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 253 (63.57%) TDD
9 209 (52.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 203 (51.01%) RESTful
11 172 (43.22%) Web Application Development
12 163 (40.95%) BDD
13 158 (39.70%) .NET Framework
14 147 (36.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 147 (36.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 134 (33.67%) Git (software)
15 134 (33.67%) JavaScript
16 133 (33.42%) Node.js
17 130 (32.66%) Entity Framework
18 128 (32.16%) Ruby
19 119 (29.90%) AngularJS
20 117 (29.40%) SQL
21 111 (27.89%) HTML
22 108 (27.14%) KnockoutJS
23 106 (26.63%) Scrum
24 105 (26.38%) OO
25 104 (26.13%) CSS
26 103 (25.88%) NoSQL
27 93 (23.37%) WPF
28 92 (23.12%) Microsoft

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 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.77%) CMS
2 15 (3.77%) NServiceBus
3 7 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.51%) IIS
4 6 (1.51%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 67 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.79%) Google Play
4 12 (3.02%) SaaS
5 6 (1.51%) PaaS
6 5 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) iTunes
8 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.77%) Internet
2 11 (2.76%) Hyperconnected
3 8 (2.01%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (72.61%) SQL Server
2 147 (36.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 103 (25.88%) NoSQL
4 49 (12.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 39 (9.80%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.27%) Blockchain
7 9 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.50%) MySQL
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) Big Data
10 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 134 (33.67%) Git (software)
2 59 (14.82%) NUnit
3 38 (9.55%) Visual Studio
4 34 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (8.29%) MSTest
6 30 (7.54%) TeamCity
7 17 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 12 (3.02%) Subversion
9 10 (2.51%) Selenium
9 10 (2.51%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.01%) FxCop
11 7 (1.76%) Moq
11 7 (1.76%) StyleCop
12 6 (1.51%) JIRA
12 6 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.26%) Maven
14 4 (1.01%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 88 (22.11%) Games
2 65 (16.33%) Finance
3 12 (3.02%) Advertising
3 12 (3.02%) Music Industry
4 9 (2.26%) Banking
5 8 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.01%) Legal
6 4 (1.01%) Retail
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 308 (77.39%) Developer
2 276 (69.35%) .NET Developer
3 78 (19.60%) C# Developer
4 69 (17.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (14.57%) Software Engineer
6 46 (11.56%) .NET Software Engineer
7 44 (11.06%) C# Software Engineer
8 41 (10.30%) Junior
9 38 (9.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 35 (8.79%) Junior Developer
11 32 (8.04%) Junior .NET Developer
11 32 (8.04%) Software Developer
12 31 (7.79%) Digital Developer
12 31 (7.79%) Graduate
12 31 (7.79%) Senior Developer
13 30 (7.54%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 30 (7.54%) Graduate Developer
14 25 (6.28%) C# Software Developer
14 25 (6.28%) Senior .NET Developer
15 24 (6.03%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (96.48%) .NET
2 320 (80.40%) ASP.NET
3 263 (66.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 209 (52.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 203 (51.01%) RESTful
6 158 (39.70%) .NET Framework
7 147 (36.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 133 (33.42%) Node.js
9 130 (32.66%) Entity Framework
10 119 (29.90%) AngularJS
11 111 (27.89%) HTML
12 108 (27.14%) KnockoutJS
13 104 (26.13%) CSS
14 93 (23.37%) WPF
15 80 (20.10%) Web Services
16 72 (18.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 71 (17.84%) Code First Entity Framework
18 70 (17.59%) XML
19 68 (17.09%) jQuery
20 51 (12.81%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.05%) Computer Science
2 39 (9.80%) Mobile App
3 31 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (7.79%) iPhone
4 20 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.52%) N-Tier
6 16 (4.02%) Social Network
7 12 (3.02%) Fintech
8 10 (2.51%) User Experience
9 8 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.01%) Music Streaming
12 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.50%) NHS
13 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) FMCG
14 1 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.54%) Android
2 20 (5.03%) Windows
3 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.25%) Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (81.66%) MVC
2 314 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (63.57%) TDD
4 172 (43.22%) Web Application Development
5 163 (40.95%) BDD
6 106 (26.63%) Scrum
7 105 (26.38%) OO
8 84 (21.11%) Software Engineering
9 82 (20.60%) Dependency Injection
10 80 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (14.07%) Domain-Driven Design
12 52 (13.07%) MVVM
13 48 (12.06%) Kanban
14 44 (11.06%) Web Development
15 42 (10.55%) SDLC
16 40 (10.05%) DevOps
16 40 (10.05%) Unit Testing
17 35 (8.79%) UML
18 33 (8.29%) Use Case
19 32 (8.04%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 388 (97.49%) C#
2 134 (33.67%) JavaScript
3 128 (32.16%) Ruby
4 117 (29.40%) SQL
5 56 (14.07%) T-SQL
6 32 (8.04%) C++
7 31 (7.79%) VB.NET
8 30 (7.54%) PL/SQL
9 29 (7.29%) F#
9 29 (7.29%) Java
10 13 (3.27%) VB
11 3 (0.75%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.50%) C
12 2 (0.50%) Delphi
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.50%) Python
12 2 (0.50%) XPath
13 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (3.52%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.25%) MCAD
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.26%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (1.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (7.29%) Kibana
2 12 (3.02%) Ansible
3 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 60 (15.08%) Google
3 10 (2.51%) Xamarin
4 9 (2.26%) Facebook
5 7 (1.76%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.26%) Capita
7 4 (1.01%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) Intapp
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.25%) Reuters
9 1 (0.25%) SAP
9 1 (0.25%) Telerik