The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 4 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 8 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 22.86% 3.03% 16.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 72.73% 7.14% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 9
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £35,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
WCF
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Blackpool region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
11 14 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 31.43% 42.42% 67.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 34
Average salary £40,000 £24,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,500 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

WCF
Salary Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Blackpool region.

WCF Salary Trend in Blackpool

WCF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Blackpool region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (66.67%) MVVM
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Web Development
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) WPF
2 8 (66.67%) LINQ
2 8 (66.67%) XAML
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Games
3 4 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (33.33%) CQRS
3 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) TDD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Blackpool region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior C# Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (66.67%) WPF
2 8 (66.67%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Web Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 8 (66.67%) MVVM
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) CQRS
3 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree