Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 79 49
Rank change year-on-year -50 -30 +3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 294 501 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 3.82% 5.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.70% 8.66% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 280 472 633
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £25,200
90th Percentile £65,125 £55,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,344
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 4,389 5,782 5,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.44% 44.11% 41.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,670 4,820 4,519
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,750
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -50 191 £47,500 +11.76% 35
Cheshire +5 64 £55,000 +37.50% 13
Merseyside +31 30 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Lancashire -26 4 £37,500 +7.14% 3
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 293 (99.66%) C#
2 277 (94.22%) .NET
3 229 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (64.97%) SQL Server
5 190 (64.63%) MVC
6 189 (64.29%) ASP.NET
7 157 (53.40%) TDD
8 156 (53.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 147 (50.00%) RESTful
10 109 (37.07%) SQL
11 106 (36.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 99 (33.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 99 (33.67%) OO
13 97 (32.99%) Web Services
13 97 (32.99%) BDD
14 94 (31.97%) .NET Framework
15 91 (30.95%) Microsoft
16 83 (28.23%) JavaScript
17 76 (25.85%) WPF
17 76 (25.85%) Web Application Development
18 72 (24.49%) SOAP
19 71 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
20 69 (23.47%) HTML
21 66 (22.45%) T-SQL
21 66 (22.45%) AngularJS
22 65 (22.11%) Scrum
22 65 (22.11%) WinForms
23 63 (21.43%) CSS
23 63 (21.43%) Git (software)
24 57 (19.39%) Visual Studio

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 10 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.36%) Confluence
3 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.02%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.74%) SaaS
4 4 (1.36%) GitHub
5 3 (1.02%) Google Play
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.67%) Internet
2 25 (8.50%) Hyperconnected
3 9 (3.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (64.97%) SQL Server
2 99 (33.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 52 (17.69%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.80%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.08%) Blockchain
6 10 (3.40%) MySQL
7 9 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.02%) Redis
9 3 (1.02%) RethinkDB
10 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 57 (19.39%) Visual Studio
3 43 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (10.20%) NUnit
5 25 (8.50%) MSTest
6 8 (2.72%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.72%) JIRA
7 5 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.70%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.36%) Subversion
8 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.02%) eggPlant
9 3 (1.02%) FxCop
9 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.68%) Selenium
11 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.34%) StyleCop
General
1 55 (18.71%) Games
2 34 (11.56%) Finance
3 11 (3.74%) Advertising
4 4 (1.36%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.36%) Law
5 3 (1.02%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 261 (88.78%) Developer
2 198 (67.35%) .NET Developer
3 80 (27.21%) C# Developer
4 68 (23.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (10.20%) Senior Developer
6 26 (8.84%) Software Developer
7 25 (8.50%) Internet Developer
7 25 (8.50%) Software Engineer
8 24 (8.16%) Social Media Developer
9 23 (7.82%) .NET Software Engineer
10 21 (7.14%) Junior
11 20 (6.80%) .NET Software Developer
12 19 (6.46%) C# Software Developer
12 19 (6.46%) Junior Developer
12 19 (6.46%) SQL Developer
13 18 (6.12%) C# WPF Developer
13 18 (6.12%) WPF Developer
14 17 (5.78%) Graduate
14 17 (5.78%) Junior .NET Developer
14 17 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (94.22%) .NET
2 189 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 156 (53.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 147 (50.00%) RESTful
5 106 (36.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 97 (32.99%) Web Services
7 94 (31.97%) .NET Framework
8 76 (25.85%) WPF
9 72 (24.49%) SOAP
10 69 (23.47%) HTML
11 66 (22.45%) AngularJS
12 65 (22.11%) WinForms
13 63 (21.43%) CSS
14 56 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 53 (18.03%) XML
16 51 (17.35%) Node.js
17 50 (17.01%) jQuery
18 48 (16.33%) Entity Framework
19 28 (9.52%) LINQ
20 26 (8.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (8.16%) BBC
2 24 (8.16%) Social Media
3 20 (6.80%) PMI
4 19 (6.46%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.70%) User Experience
7 4 (1.36%) Blog
8 3 (1.02%) EPoS
8 3 (1.02%) iPhone
8 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.68%) Robotics
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.34%) Music Streaming
10 1 (0.34%) Social Network
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.99%) Windows
2 7 (2.38%) Android
3 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (64.63%) MVC
3 157 (53.40%) TDD
4 99 (33.67%) OO
5 97 (32.99%) BDD
6 76 (25.85%) Web Application Development
7 71 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (22.11%) Scrum
9 51 (17.35%) MVVM
10 46 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (14.63%) Software Engineering
12 39 (13.27%) Kanban
13 36 (12.24%) Dependency Injection
14 29 (9.86%) Domain-Driven Design
15 28 (9.52%) DevOps
16 27 (9.18%) CQRS
17 26 (8.84%) UML
17 26 (8.84%) Use Case
18 25 (8.50%) DSDM
18 25 (8.50%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 293 (99.66%) C#
2 109 (37.07%) SQL
3 83 (28.23%) JavaScript
4 66 (22.45%) T-SQL
5 48 (16.33%) Ruby
6 28 (9.52%) C++
7 25 (8.50%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.44%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.08%) Java
10 7 (2.38%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.70%) XPath
12 4 (1.36%) F#
12 4 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (8.84%) Degree
2 20 (6.80%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) QA
2 7 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (2.72%) Ansible
2 4 (1.36%) Kibana
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.88%) Google
3 24 (8.16%) Apple
3 24 (8.16%) Facebook
3 24 (8.16%) Sony
3 24 (8.16%) Yahoo!
4 8 (2.72%) Oracle
5 6 (2.04%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.36%) CA
7 2 (0.68%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) Sage