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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 9 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.54% 5.51% 4.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.44% 10.45% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 19
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
121 268 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.08% 52.76% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 88 248 204
Average salary £37,500 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.95% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
Blackburn - 5 £35,000 -
Burnley - 3 £35,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (90.32%) .NET
3 27 (87.10%) MVC
4 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
4 22 (70.97%) Web Application Development
5 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
6 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
6 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (48.39%) TDD
7 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 14 (45.16%) Visual Studio
9 13 (41.94%) Windows
10 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
11 11 (35.48%) HTML
11 11 (35.48%) CSS
11 11 (35.48%) SOAP
11 11 (35.48%) WPF
11 11 (35.48%) jQuery
12 10 (32.26%) Silverlight
12 10 (32.26%) WinForms
12 10 (32.26%) REST
13 9 (29.03%) Scrum
13 9 (29.03%) NUnit
13 9 (29.03%) Castle Windsor
13 9 (29.03%) Ninject
13 9 (29.03%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (29.03%) Moq
13 9 (29.03%) Dependency Injection

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (16.13%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Visual Studio
2 9 (29.03%) Moq
2 9 (29.03%) MSTest
2 9 (29.03%) NUnit
2 9 (29.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) .NET Developer
3 10 (32.26%) C# Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Big Data Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Web Applications Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) VB Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) VB6 Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (90.32%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
3 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (45.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 11 (35.48%) CSS
5 11 (35.48%) HTML
5 11 (35.48%) jQuery
5 11 (35.48%) SOAP
5 11 (35.48%) WPF
6 10 (32.26%) REST
6 10 (32.26%) Silverlight
6 10 (32.26%) WinForms
7 9 (29.03%) Castle Windsor
7 9 (29.03%) Ninject
7 9 (29.03%) Spring.NET
7 9 (29.03%) Unity DI Container
8 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
9 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (19.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) MVC
2 22 (70.97%) Web Application Development
3 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) TDD
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Dependency Injection
5 9 (29.03%) Kanban
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
6 8 (25.81%) Refactoring
7 7 (22.58%) OO
7 7 (22.58%) OOP
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
8 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.23%) SDLC
9 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) VB6
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle