The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 54 75
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Permanent jobs citing WCF 103 157 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.91% 4.19% 3.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.35% 11.82% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 88 141 72
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1233 1328 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 34.88% 35.46% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1015 1088 868
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

WCF
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

WCF Salary Trend in Leeds

WCF
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in Leeds

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 188 (95.92%) .NET
2 174 (88.78%) C#
3 161 (82.14%) SQL Server
4 130 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (63.78%) SQL
6 124 (63.27%) ASP.NET
7 102 (52.04%) MVC
8 99 (50.51%) .NET Framework
9 94 (47.96%) Microsoft
10 70 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 66 (33.67%) HTML
12 64 (32.65%) WinForms
12 64 (32.65%) WPF
13 62 (31.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (31.63%) T-SQL
14 59 (30.10%) JavaScript
15 56 (28.57%) TDD
16 54 (27.55%) Oracle
17 53 (27.04%) Windows
18 50 (25.51%) jQuery
19 45 (22.96%) CSS
20 44 (22.45%) IIS
21 41 (20.92%) Ajax
22 40 (20.41%) Software Engineering
23 39 (19.90%) ReSharper
23 39 (19.90%) SQL Server 2012
23 39 (19.90%) BizTalk Server
23 39 (19.90%) OOP
23 39 (19.90%) MS Excel
24 38 (19.39%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 44 (22.45%) IIS
2 39 (19.90%) BizTalk Server
3 33 (16.84%) SharePoint
4 20 (10.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (9.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.04%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.53%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.02%) SAS
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 39 (19.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.06%) FTP
1 6 (3.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (82.14%) SQL Server
2 39 (19.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (13.78%) Big Data
5 25 (12.76%) MySQL
6 12 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (4.08%) Oracle9i Database
9 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.02%) MS Access
13 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (19.90%) ReSharper
3 38 (19.39%) Visual Studio
4 27 (13.78%) Moq
4 27 (13.78%) SoapUI
5 16 (8.16%) Subversion
6 14 (7.14%) NUnit
6 14 (7.14%) MSTest
7 12 (6.12%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (6.12%) Selenium
8 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.02%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.51%) MorphX
General
1 30 (15.31%) Finance
2 29 (14.80%) Retail
3 17 (8.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.53%) Legal
5 2 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 154 (78.57%) Developer
2 71 (36.22%) .NET Developer
3 61 (31.12%) Software Developer
3 61 (31.12%) Senior Developer
4 34 (17.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 25 (12.76%) C# Developer
6 24 (12.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (11.22%) Senior Software Developer
8 19 (9.69%) SharePoint Developer
9 18 (9.18%) Software Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) .NET Software Developer
10 15 (7.65%) .NET Software Engineer
11 12 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (6.12%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (5.61%) Lead Developer
13 10 (5.10%) C# Software Developer
14 8 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (4.08%) SQL Developer
15 7 (3.57%) Agile C# Developer
15 7 (3.57%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (95.92%) .NET
2 124 (63.27%) ASP.NET
3 99 (50.51%) .NET Framework
4 66 (33.67%) HTML
5 64 (32.65%) WPF
5 64 (32.65%) WinForms
6 62 (31.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (25.51%) jQuery
8 45 (22.96%) CSS
9 41 (20.92%) Ajax
10 33 (16.84%) REST
11 31 (15.82%) Entity Framework
12 24 (12.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (12.24%) Web Services
13 22 (11.22%) LINQ
13 22 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 21 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 20 (10.20%) XML
16 17 (8.67%) NHibernate
16 17 (8.67%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.78%) Private Cloud
2 17 (8.67%) NHS
3 15 (7.65%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.04%) Tandem
6 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.02%) EFT
7 1 (0.51%) W3C
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.04%) Windows
2 16 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.04%) UNIX
4 2 (1.02%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (52.04%) MVC
3 56 (28.57%) TDD
4 40 (20.41%) Software Engineering
5 39 (19.90%) OOP
6 38 (19.39%) OO
7 35 (17.86%) Scrum
8 31 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (13.78%) Analytics
9 27 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (12.24%) CRM
11 20 (10.20%) OOA/OOD
12 18 (9.18%) E-Commerce
13 17 (8.67%) Unit Testing
14 14 (7.14%) Multithreading
14 14 (7.14%) Kanban
15 13 (6.63%) BDD
15 13 (6.63%) Migration
16 12 (6.12%) Automated Testing
16 12 (6.12%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 174 (88.78%) C#
2 125 (63.78%) SQL
3 62 (31.63%) T-SQL
4 59 (30.10%) JavaScript
5 25 (12.76%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.04%) VB
6 4 (2.04%) Java
7 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.02%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) VB6
9 1 (0.51%) X++
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.20%) MCTS
2 20 (10.20%) Degree
3 19 (9.69%) MCP
3 19 (9.69%) MCAD
3 19 (9.69%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
System Software
1 27 (13.78%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.55%) UAG
2 5 (2.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) SCCM
1 5 (2.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 54 (27.55%) Oracle
3 15 (7.65%) Apple
4 3 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.02%) Alterian
6 1 (0.51%) LexisNexis
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