The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 7 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +14
Permanent jobs citing WCF 34 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 25.56% 4.88% 2.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 64.15% 17.02% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 33 8 9
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,500 £40,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
WCF
West Yorkshire

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 Halifax region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
53 47 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 39.85% 28.66% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 52 29 94
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

WCF
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

WCF Salary Trend in Halifax

WCF
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

WCF Salary Histogram in Halifax

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 41 (63.08%) C#
1 41 (63.08%) .NET
2 39 (60.00%) Web Services
2 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (58.46%) SQL Server
4 37 (56.92%) SOAP
5 33 (50.77%) Finance
5 33 (50.77%) WinForms
6 32 (49.23%) SQL
7 29 (44.62%) IIS
8 28 (43.08%) SDLC
9 26 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
11 23 (35.38%) Windows
11 23 (35.38%) XML
11 23 (35.38%) ITIL
11 23 (35.38%) SolarWinds
11 23 (35.38%) SoapUI
11 23 (35.38%) AppDynamics
12 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
13 16 (24.62%) T-SQL
13 16 (24.62%) MVC
13 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
13 16 (24.62%) Business Development
13 16 (24.62%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
15 14 (21.54%) Nagios
15 14 (21.54%) CCNA
15 14 (21.54%) OpenView
15 14 (21.54%) Cisco Certification

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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.

Application Platforms
1 29 (44.62%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (58.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (35.38%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.15%) NuGet
5 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (50.77%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) .NET Developer
3 16 (24.62%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (24.62%) C# Developer
4 15 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Analyst
5 14 (21.54%) Automation Analyst
5 14 (21.54%) Monitoring Analyst
5 14 (21.54%) Senior .NET Developer
6 13 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 13 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
6 13 (20.00%) Software Developer
7 12 (18.46%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 12 (18.46%) Senior C# Developer
8 11 (16.92%) Senior SQL Developer
8 11 (16.92%) SQL Developer
9 10 (15.38%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 10 (15.38%) Senior C# Software Developer
9 10 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
9 10 (15.38%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (63.08%) .NET
2 39 (60.00%) Web Services
3 37 (56.92%) SOAP
4 33 (50.77%) WinForms
5 23 (35.38%) XML
6 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
7 14 (21.54%) HTML
8 13 (20.00%) jQuery
9 10 (15.38%) WPF
10 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.62%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (3.08%) CSS
13 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (1.54%) CSS3
13 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
13 1 (1.54%) HTML5
13 1 (1.54%) XSD
13 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.08%) SDLC
3 23 (35.38%) ITIL
4 16 (24.62%) Business Development
4 16 (24.62%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (24.62%) MVC
4 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
5 14 (21.54%) Waterfall
6 9 (13.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (7.69%) TDD
8 4 (6.15%) RUP
8 4 (6.15%) UML
8 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.62%) High Availability
9 3 (4.62%) SOLID
9 3 (4.62%) Web Development
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.08%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.08%) SOA
11 1 (1.54%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (63.08%) C#
2 32 (49.23%) SQL
3 16 (24.62%) T-SQL
4 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) CCNA
1 14 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (21.54%) MCP
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Nagios
1 14 (21.54%) OpenView
2 9 (13.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 23 (35.38%) AppDynamics
2 23 (35.38%) SolarWinds
3 9 (13.85%) VMware