Period
to 20 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 50 55
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 492 605 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.82% 4.91% 4.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.56% 11.56% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 457 582 545
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £57,500
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 5,745 5,232 4,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.65% 42.47% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4,803 4,568 3,959
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 February 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 February 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 -19 338 £42,500 - 33
Cheshire -44 112 £40,000 - 18
Lancashire +2 33 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Merseyside -28 9 £47,500 +18.75% 2
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 483 (98.17%) .NET
2 473 (96.14%) C#
3 424 (86.18%) ASP.NET
3 424 (86.18%) MVC
4 410 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
5 369 (75.00%) SQL Server
6 366 (74.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 295 (59.96%) TDD
8 262 (53.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 260 (52.85%) RESTful
10 252 (51.22%) Web Application Development
11 241 (48.98%) BDD
12 227 (46.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 220 (44.72%) .NET Framework
14 205 (41.67%) Ruby
15 202 (41.06%) Node.js
15 202 (41.06%) Git (software)
16 185 (37.60%) Entity Framework
16 185 (37.60%) JavaScript
17 170 (34.55%) NoSQL
18 142 (28.86%) KnockoutJS
19 140 (28.46%) AngularJS
20 138 (28.05%) SQL Server 2016
21 129 (26.22%) OO
21 129 (26.22%) Scrum
22 126 (25.61%) SQL Server 2014
23 123 (25.00%) CSS
24 122 (24.80%) jQuery
25 117 (23.78%) Web Services
26 115 (23.37%) Code First Entity Framework

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 37 (7.52%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.24%) CMS
3 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.81%) IIS
3 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.41%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.71%) Google Play
4 3 (0.61%) PaaS
4 3 (0.61%) Serverless
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.85%) Internet
2 4 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) AMQP
3 1 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (34.55%) NoSQL
3 138 (28.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 126 (25.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 40 (8.13%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (3.05%) MySQL
8 4 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.41%) Redis
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.20%) Riak
Development Applications
1 202 (41.06%) Git (software)
2 60 (12.20%) NUnit
3 46 (9.35%) TeamCity
4 44 (8.94%) MSTest
5 33 (6.71%) Visual Studio
6 32 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.85%) Selenium
8 13 (2.64%) Subversion
9 12 (2.44%) JIRA
10 9 (1.83%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.42%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.42%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.81%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.61%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.61%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.61%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.41%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 104 (21.14%) Games
2 99 (20.12%) Finance
3 27 (5.49%) Music Industry
4 13 (2.64%) Advertising
5 11 (2.24%) Legal
6 10 (2.03%) Retail
7 6 (1.22%) Back Office
8 3 (0.61%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 412 (83.74%) Developer
2 385 (78.25%) .NET Developer
3 106 (21.54%) C# Developer
4 104 (21.14%) .NET Software Developer
5 96 (19.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 75 (15.24%) Software Developer
7 67 (13.62%) C# Software Developer
8 61 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 52 (10.57%) Software Engineer
10 51 (10.37%) ASP.NET Developer
10 51 (10.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 49 (9.96%) .NET Software Engineer
11 49 (9.96%) C# Software Engineer
12 44 (8.94%) Senior Developer
13 42 (8.54%) Senior .NET Developer
14 41 (8.33%) Junior
15 40 (8.13%) Junior .NET Developer
15 40 (8.13%) Junior Developer
15 40 (8.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 40 (8.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (98.17%) .NET
2 424 (86.18%) ASP.NET
3 366 (74.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 262 (53.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 260 (52.85%) RESTful
6 227 (46.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 220 (44.72%) .NET Framework
8 202 (41.06%) Node.js
9 185 (37.60%) Entity Framework
10 142 (28.86%) KnockoutJS
11 140 (28.46%) AngularJS
12 123 (25.00%) CSS
13 122 (24.80%) jQuery
14 117 (23.78%) Web Services
15 115 (23.37%) Code First Entity Framework
16 113 (22.97%) WPF
17 112 (22.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 90 (18.29%) HTML
19 71 (14.43%) XML
20 61 (12.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 37 (7.52%) Mobile App
3 33 (6.71%) iPhone
4 30 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (6.10%) Social Network
5 17 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.42%) Fintech
7 6 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.20%) Blog
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.20%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.71%) Android
2 21 (4.27%) Windows
3 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (86.18%) MVC
2 410 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (59.96%) TDD
4 252 (51.22%) Web Application Development
5 241 (48.98%) BDD
6 129 (26.22%) OO
6 129 (26.22%) Scrum
7 113 (22.97%) Software Engineering
8 73 (14.84%) SDLC
9 71 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (14.43%) Dependency Injection
10 58 (11.79%) Web Development
11 57 (11.59%) MVVM
12 50 (10.16%) Kanban
13 47 (9.55%) Domain-Driven Design
14 42 (8.54%) Use Case
15 41 (8.33%) UML
16 40 (8.13%) DSDM
16 40 (8.13%) RUP
17 38 (7.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 473 (96.14%) C#
2 205 (41.67%) Ruby
3 185 (37.60%) JavaScript
4 107 (21.75%) SQL
5 56 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 39 (7.93%) C++
6 39 (7.93%) PL/SQL
7 38 (7.72%) F#
8 26 (5.28%) Java
9 17 (3.46%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.02%) VB
11 2 (0.41%) C
11 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.20%) Clojure
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.20%) Python
12 1 (0.20%) Scala
12 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (3.86%) Degree
2 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.20%) MCAD
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.64%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (2.03%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (7.52%) Kibana
2 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 70 (14.23%) Google
1 70 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.24%) Facebook
3 6 (1.22%) Capita
4 4 (0.81%) DevExpress
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle
6 2 (0.41%) Apple
6 2 (0.41%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.20%) IBM
7 1 (0.20%) Intapp
7 1 (0.20%) Reuters
7 1 (0.20%) SAP
7 1 (0.20%) TIBCO