The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 25 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 49 36 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.84% 7.74% 10.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.82% 15.86% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 44 35 52
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £44,000 £43,850
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WCF
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
275 227 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 49.64% 48.82% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 240 189 232
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

WCF Salary Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in Lancashire

WCF
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 12 £32,500 -26.13%
Lytham St Annes - 12 £32,500 -
Blackburn 0 10 £35,000 -33.33%
Preston -8 10 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £30,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 62 (98.41%) C#
3 51 (80.95%) ASP.NET
4 48 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (76.19%) MVC
5 41 (65.08%) SQL Server
6 30 (47.62%) JavaScript
7 29 (46.03%) HTML
7 29 (46.03%) jQuery
8 27 (42.86%) CSS
9 22 (34.92%) E-Commerce
9 22 (34.92%) .NET Framework
10 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
11 19 (30.16%) Web Services
11 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (25.40%) VB.NET
12 16 (25.40%) Finance
13 14 (22.22%) Scrum
13 14 (22.22%) WPF
13 14 (22.22%) Web Application Development
14 13 (20.63%) XML
15 12 (19.05%) SQL
15 12 (19.05%) SOAP
15 12 (19.05%) NUnit
15 12 (19.05%) Asset Management
16 11 (17.46%) Web Development
16 11 (17.46%) TDD
16 11 (17.46%) Rhino Mocks
16 11 (17.46%) Moq
16 11 (17.46%) Castle Windsor

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (9.52%) IIS
2 5 (7.94%) Umbraco
2 5 (7.94%) CMS
3 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (65.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) NUnit
2 11 (17.46%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (17.46%) Moq
3 10 (15.87%) MSTest
4 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Automotive
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (100.00%) Developer
2 49 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 16 (25.40%) C# Developer
4 14 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 13 (20.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (12.70%) C# Web Developer
7 7 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
11 3 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
12 2 (3.17%) Senior Web Developer
12 2 (3.17%) Agile C# Developer
13 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 1 (1.59%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (100.00%) .NET
2 51 (80.95%) ASP.NET
3 29 (46.03%) HTML
3 29 (46.03%) jQuery
4 27 (42.86%) CSS
5 22 (34.92%) .NET Framework
6 19 (30.16%) Web Services
6 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (22.22%) WPF
8 13 (20.63%) XML
9 12 (19.05%) SOAP
10 11 (17.46%) Castle Windsor
11 10 (15.87%) Spring.NET
11 10 (15.87%) Ninject
11 10 (15.87%) Unity DI Container
12 9 (14.29%) XSLT
13 7 (11.11%) LINQ
14 6 (9.52%) Ajax
15 5 (7.94%) Entity Framework
15 5 (7.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Android
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (76.19%) MVC
2 22 (34.92%) E-Commerce
3 14 (22.22%) Scrum
3 14 (22.22%) Web Application Development
4 12 (19.05%) Asset Management
5 11 (17.46%) Web Development
5 11 (17.46%) TDD
5 11 (17.46%) Kanban
6 10 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.87%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.52%) B2B
8 6 (9.52%) B2C
9 3 (4.76%) SDLC
9 3 (4.76%) OO
10 2 (3.17%) OOD
10 2 (3.17%) MVVM
10 2 (3.17%) Mobile Development
11 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (98.41%) C#
2 30 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.40%) VB.NET
4 12 (19.05%) SQL
5 2 (3.17%) XAML
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
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