Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 492 663 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.69% 5.33% 5.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.30% 12.75% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 461 637 638
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £30,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% +0.76% -

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 5930 5200 5094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.48% 41.80% 39.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4931 4532 4386
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,375
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -20 353 £42,500 - 16
Cheshire -69 83 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Lancashire +5 41 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Merseyside -14 15 £35,000 -12.50%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 478 (97.15%) .NET
2 477 (96.95%) C#
3 405 (82.32%) ASP.NET
4 395 (80.28%) MVC
5 372 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
6 339 (68.90%) SQL Server
7 324 (65.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 237 (48.17%) TDD
9 229 (46.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 220 (44.72%) JavaScript
11 216 (43.90%) .NET Framework
12 214 (43.50%) RESTful
13 201 (40.85%) Web Application Development
14 186 (37.80%) Web Services
15 185 (37.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 178 (36.18%) BDD
17 175 (35.57%) Node.js
18 171 (34.76%) Entity Framework
19 163 (33.13%) Ruby
20 158 (32.11%) jQuery
21 157 (31.91%) Git (software)
21 157 (31.91%) AngularJS
22 153 (31.10%) CSS
23 139 (28.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 134 (27.24%) NoSQL
25 125 (25.41%) HTML
26 123 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
27 121 (24.59%) OO
27 121 (24.59%) Scrum
28 118 (23.98%) SQL

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 32 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.44%) CMS
3 9 (1.83%) EPiServer
4 6 (1.22%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.61%) IIS
5 3 (0.61%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.50%) Google Play
4 4 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.08%) Internet
2 4 (0.81%) Broadband
2 4 (0.81%) HTTP
3 3 (0.61%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.61%) RS-232
3 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (68.90%) SQL Server
2 134 (27.24%) NoSQL
3 106 (21.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 91 (18.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 40 (8.13%) MongoDB
6 26 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (3.25%) MySQL
8 9 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.81%) Redis
12 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.41%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.41%) Riak
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.20%) Big Data
14 1 (0.20%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 157 (31.91%) Git (software)
2 56 (11.38%) Visual Studio
3 47 (9.55%) TeamCity
4 44 (8.94%) NUnit
4 44 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (8.54%) MSTest
6 34 (6.91%) Subversion
7 23 (4.67%) Selenium
8 19 (3.86%) JIRA
9 13 (2.64%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.24%) CruiseControl
10 11 (2.24%) ReSharper
10 11 (2.24%) SonarQube
11 8 (1.63%) FxCop
11 8 (1.63%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.63%) NuGet
11 8 (1.63%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.02%) StyleCop
12 5 (1.02%) WiX
General
1 99 (20.12%) Games
2 86 (17.48%) Finance
3 23 (4.67%) Law
4 19 (3.86%) Music Industry
5 10 (2.03%) Back Office
5 10 (2.03%) Retail
6 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 426 (86.59%) Developer
2 353 (71.75%) .NET Developer
3 149 (30.28%) C# Developer
4 118 (23.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 100 (20.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 75 (15.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 75 (15.24%) Software Developer
7 69 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 66 (13.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 61 (12.40%) C# Software Developer
10 45 (9.15%) Senior Developer
11 42 (8.54%) Senior .NET Developer
12 40 (8.13%) Digital Developer
13 39 (7.93%) Software Engineer
14 36 (7.32%) Junior
15 35 (7.11%) Graduate
15 35 (7.11%) Junior Developer
16 34 (6.91%) Graduate Developer
16 34 (6.91%) Junior .NET Developer
17 33 (6.71%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (97.15%) .NET
2 405 (82.32%) ASP.NET
3 324 (65.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 229 (46.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 216 (43.90%) .NET Framework
6 214 (43.50%) RESTful
7 186 (37.80%) Web Services
8 185 (37.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 175 (35.57%) Node.js
10 171 (34.76%) Entity Framework
11 158 (32.11%) jQuery
12 157 (31.91%) AngularJS
13 153 (31.10%) CSS
14 139 (28.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 125 (25.41%) HTML
16 123 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
17 112 (22.76%) WPF
17 112 (22.76%) XML
18 74 (15.04%) Code First Entity Framework
19 73 (14.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.01%) Computer Science
2 38 (7.72%) Mobile App
3 32 (6.50%) iPhone
4 17 (3.46%) Social Network
5 15 (3.05%) N-Tier
6 13 (2.64%) Blog
6 13 (2.64%) Digital Media
7 11 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.22%) Life Science
9 6 (1.22%) User Experience
10 5 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.02%) Fintech
10 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 3 (0.61%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.41%) BBC
12 2 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.11%) Android
2 30 (6.10%) Windows
3 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.61%) Linux
4 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (80.28%) MVC
2 372 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (48.17%) TDD
4 201 (40.85%) Web Application Development
5 178 (36.18%) BDD
6 121 (24.59%) OO
6 121 (24.59%) Scrum
7 97 (19.72%) Software Engineering
8 79 (16.06%) Dependency Injection
9 67 (13.62%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (13.62%) Web Development
10 53 (10.77%) SDLC
11 50 (10.16%) Kanban
12 49 (9.96%) MVVM
13 43 (8.74%) Test Automation
14 42 (8.54%) Multithreading
15 39 (7.93%) RUP
16 38 (7.72%) UML
17 37 (7.52%) Use Case
18 36 (7.32%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 477 (96.95%) C#
2 220 (44.72%) JavaScript
3 163 (33.13%) Ruby
4 118 (23.98%) SQL
5 60 (12.20%) T-SQL
6 49 (9.96%) C++
7 34 (6.91%) F#
7 34 (6.91%) PL/SQL
8 33 (6.71%) Java
9 20 (4.07%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.85%) C
11 12 (2.44%) XPath
12 7 (1.42%) XAML
13 3 (0.61%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.41%) Erlang
14 2 (0.41%) Haskell
14 2 (0.41%) PHP
14 2 (0.41%) Python
14 2 (0.41%) VB
14 2 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (9.15%) Degree
2 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.25%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.41%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (2.44%) Docker
2 4 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (6.50%) Kibana
2 2 (0.41%) Ansible
2 2 (0.41%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 66 (13.41%) Google
3 5 (1.02%) DevExpress
4 4 (0.81%) Facebook
4 4 (0.81%) Rackspace
5 3 (0.61%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.41%) Apple
6 2 (0.41%) IBM
6 2 (0.41%) Sony
6 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.41%) Yahoo!
7 1 (0.20%) Capita
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle