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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 32 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing WCF 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.48% 0.59% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.59% 1.72% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £29,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 - £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £29,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,864 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +2.21%
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
73 58 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 36.32% 34.32% 55.95%
Number of salaries quoted 60 51 116
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,200 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) VB
5 4 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) VB6
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (20.00%) CMS
7 2 (20.00%) Web Design
7 2 (20.00%) MVC
7 2 (20.00%) SEO
7 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Ajax
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (20.00%) X++
7 2 (20.00%) ReSharper

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (20.00%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (60.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (40.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (30.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) SEO
3 2 (20.00%) Web Design
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) VB
3 4 (40.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) X++
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft