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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 37 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing WCF 16 29 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.70% 6.22% 9.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.84% 12.78% 17.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 29 44
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -22.69%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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
181 227 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 41.90% 48.71% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 159 207 238
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £50,500
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
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 31 March 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 - 11 £32,500 - 1
Preston -1 2 £35,000 +14.75% 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 46 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (95.65%) C#
3 32 (69.57%) Web Services
4 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
4 27 (58.70%) VB.NET
5 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 23 (50.00%) WPF
6 22 (47.83%) SQL
7 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
7 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
9 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (30.43%) CSS
11 13 (28.26%) HTML
12 12 (26.09%) jQuery
13 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
13 11 (23.91%) MVC
13 11 (23.91%) Asset Management
14 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (19.57%) Web Application Development
15 9 (19.57%) SOAP
16 8 (17.39%) Scrum
17 7 (15.22%) LINQ
18 6 (13.04%) TDD
18 6 (13.04%) Ajax
18 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
18 6 (13.04%) XML
18 6 (13.04%) Entity Framework
19 5 (10.87%) Castle Windsor

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) NUnit
1 5 (10.87%) MSTest
1 5 (10.87%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (10.87%) Moq
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (95.65%) Developer
2 40 (86.96%) .NET Developer
3 11 (23.91%) C# Developer
4 10 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (17.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (17.39%) Senior Developer
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (10.87%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) WPF Developer
9 3 (6.52%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (4.35%) Programmer
10 2 (4.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (69.57%) Web Services
3 23 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (50.00%) WPF
4 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
5 14 (30.43%) CSS
6 13 (28.26%) HTML
7 12 (26.09%) jQuery
8 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (19.57%) SOAP
10 7 (15.22%) LINQ
11 6 (13.04%) Ajax
11 6 (13.04%) XML
11 6 (13.04%) Entity Framework
12 5 (10.87%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (10.87%) Ninject
12 5 (10.87%) Unity DI Container
12 5 (10.87%) Spring.NET
13 3 (6.52%) HTML5
13 3 (6.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) MVC
2 11 (23.91%) Asset Management
3 9 (19.57%) Web Application Development
4 8 (17.39%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.87%) Kanban
6 5 (10.87%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) UML
8 2 (4.35%) OO
8 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.17%) MVVM
9 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.17%) Web Development
9 1 (2.17%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) C#
2 27 (58.70%) VB.NET
3 22 (47.83%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) VB
5 2 (4.35%) VB6
6 1 (2.17%) XAML
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe
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