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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 34 56 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.71% 11.07% 7.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.17% 18.42% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 37
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £42,400 £47,500
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
240 304 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.34% 60.08% 52.17%
Number of salaries quoted 202 253 255
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Blackburn +2 11 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Lytham St Annes - 8 £32,500 -
Blackpool -3 7 £32,500 -22.61% 1
Preston -3 6 £45,000 +47.54% 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £30,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 60 (98.36%) C#
3 53 (86.89%) ASP.NET
4 49 (80.33%) MVC
5 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (73.77%) SQL Server
6 31 (50.82%) HTML
6 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
7 30 (49.18%) jQuery
8 29 (47.54%) CSS
9 22 (36.07%) E-Commerce
9 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
10 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (29.51%) .NET Framework
12 16 (26.23%) Finance
12 16 (26.23%) Web Application Development
13 15 (24.59%) Scrum
13 15 (24.59%) Web Services
14 14 (22.95%) XML
14 14 (22.95%) NUnit
15 13 (21.31%) TDD
15 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
15 13 (21.31%) Rhino Mocks
15 13 (21.31%) Moq
15 13 (21.31%) Castle Windsor
15 13 (21.31%) Kanban
16 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (19.67%) Spring.NET
16 12 (19.67%) Dependency Injection
16 12 (19.67%) Inversion of Control

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (9.84%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) CMS
2 5 (8.20%) Umbraco
3 4 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (73.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) NUnit
2 13 (21.31%) Rhino Mocks
2 13 (21.31%) Moq
3 12 (19.67%) MSTest
4 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (100.00%) Developer
2 49 (80.33%) .NET Developer
3 16 (26.23%) C# Developer
4 14 (22.95%) Web Developer
5 13 (21.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (13.11%) C# Web Developer
7 7 (11.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
8 6 (9.84%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.56%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (4.92%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Senior Web Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Agile C# Developer
12 1 (1.64%) Graduate
12 1 (1.64%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 53 (86.89%) ASP.NET
3 31 (50.82%) HTML
4 30 (49.18%) jQuery
5 29 (47.54%) CSS
6 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (29.51%) .NET Framework
8 15 (24.59%) Web Services
9 14 (22.95%) XML
10 13 (21.31%) Castle Windsor
11 12 (19.67%) Ninject
11 12 (19.67%) Spring.NET
11 12 (19.67%) Unity DI Container
11 12 (19.67%) SOAP
12 10 (16.39%) WPF
13 9 (14.75%) XSLT
14 7 (11.48%) LINQ
15 6 (9.84%) JSON
15 6 (9.84%) Ajax
16 5 (8.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (80.33%) MVC
2 45 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.07%) E-Commerce
4 16 (26.23%) Web Application Development
5 15 (24.59%) Scrum
6 13 (21.31%) TDD
6 13 (21.31%) Kanban
7 12 (19.67%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (18.03%) Web Development
9 8 (13.11%) Asset Management
9 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.84%) B2B
10 6 (9.84%) B2C
11 3 (4.92%) OO
12 2 (3.28%) OOD
12 2 (3.28%) MVVM
12 2 (3.28%) Mobile Development
12 2 (3.28%) SDLC
13 1 (1.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (98.36%) C#
2 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.31%) VB.NET
4 11 (18.03%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) XAML
6 1 (1.64%) VB6
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
Blackburn, Lancashire
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Blackburn
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago