The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WF over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF, WWF)
England / North West
Rank 236 216 232
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16  
Permanent jobs citing WF 18 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.04% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 19
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +69.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £51,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year +7.31% +19.18%  

WF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2709 2121 2598
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.07% 37.32% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2312 1833 2203
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WF in the North West

WF
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WF in the North West.

Salary trend for WF in the North West

WF
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 WF within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -24 16 £55,000 - 2
Cheshire +7 2 - - 1
WF
England

WF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing WF 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 WF.

1 43 (100.00%) C#
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (93.02%) LINQ
3 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (88.37%) WCF
4 38 (88.37%) SQL
5 36 (83.72%) MSTest
6 35 (81.40%) ASP.NET
6 35 (81.40%) XML
6 35 (81.40%) OO
6 35 (81.40%) NUnit
7 33 (76.74%) CSS
7 33 (76.74%) HTML
8 32 (74.42%) Java
8 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
8 32 (74.42%) C++
8 32 (74.42%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (74.42%) WPF
9 31 (72.09%) T-SQL
9 31 (72.09%) PL/SQL
10 29 (67.44%) Scrum
10 29 (67.44%) jQuery
11 28 (65.12%) XSLT
12 26 (60.47%) Web Services
12 26 (60.47%) Finance
13 25 (58.14%) Service Delivery
13 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
13 25 (58.14%) RUP
13 25 (58.14%) DSDM
13 25 (58.14%) UML

WF
Top Related 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 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (83.72%) MSTest
2 35 (81.40%) NUnit
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
3 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) .NET Software Engineer
1 25 (58.14%) C# Software Engineer
1 25 (58.14%) Software Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Developer
3 12 (27.91%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
5 8 (18.60%) Agile C# Developer
5 8 (18.60%) Agile Developer
5 8 (18.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Designer
7 4 (9.30%) Principal Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Principal Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Agile Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (93.02%) LINQ
3 38 (88.37%) WCF
4 35 (81.40%) ASP.NET
4 35 (81.40%) XML
5 33 (76.74%) CSS
5 33 (76.74%) HTML
6 32 (74.42%) WPF
7 29 (67.44%) jQuery
8 28 (65.12%) XSLT
9 26 (60.47%) Web Services
10 25 (58.14%) RESTful
10 25 (58.14%) Silverlight
10 25 (58.14%) SOAP
11 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
12 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 4 (9.30%) Entity Framework
15 3 (6.98%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (81.40%) OO
3 32 (74.42%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (67.44%) Scrum
5 25 (58.14%) DSDM
5 25 (58.14%) MVVM
5 25 (58.14%) RUP
5 25 (58.14%) Service Delivery
5 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
5 25 (58.14%) UML
5 25 (58.14%) Use Case
6 14 (32.56%) TDD
7 11 (25.58%) Workflow
8 8 (18.60%) MVC
9 7 (16.28%) ETL
10 5 (11.63%) BDD
11 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (9.30%) DevOps
11 4 (9.30%) Kanban
11 4 (9.30%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) C#
2 38 (88.37%) SQL
3 32 (74.42%) C++
3 32 (74.42%) Java
3 32 (74.42%) JavaScript
4 31 (72.09%) PL/SQL
4 31 (72.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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