The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Permanent jobs citing WCF 13 22 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.48% 4.60% 8.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 9.21% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 39
Average salary £40,000 £33,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.30% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
WCF
Merseyside

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 Liverpool region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
165 239 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 44.12% 50.00% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 132 222 234
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

WCF
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

WCF Salary Trend in Liverpool

WCF
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Liverpool

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 37 (97.37%) C#
3 32 (84.21%) SQL Server
4 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (63.16%) MVC
6 22 (57.89%) ASP.NET
7 18 (47.37%) WPF
7 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (39.47%) Java
9 14 (36.84%) HTML
9 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
10 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 12 (31.58%) SQL
10 12 (31.58%) CSS
11 11 (28.95%) Software Architecture
12 10 (26.32%) Tandem
12 10 (26.32%) TDD
12 10 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (26.32%) Project Management
13 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
13 9 (23.68%) LINQ
13 9 (23.68%) Scrum
13 9 (23.68%) Web Application Development
14 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (18.42%) OO
15 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
15 7 (18.42%) IIS
15 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
16 6 (15.79%) Ruby
16 6 (15.79%) Retail

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (18.42%) IIS
2 6 (15.79%) Node.js
3 4 (10.53%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.26%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) NUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Subversion
4 3 (7.89%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Firebug
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Developer
2 21 (55.26%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (57.89%) ASP.NET
3 18 (47.37%) WPF
3 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
4 14 (36.84%) HTML
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
6 9 (23.68%) LINQ
7 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (15.79%) RESTful
9 5 (13.16%) jQuery
9 5 (13.16%) Web Services
10 4 (10.53%) Ajax
11 3 (7.89%) NHibernate
11 3 (7.89%) MonoRail
11 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (7.89%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (7.89%) REST
11 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Tandem
2 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) MVC
3 11 (28.95%) Software Architecture
4 10 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
5 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 9 (23.68%) Web Application Development
6 7 (18.42%) OO
7 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
8 2 (5.26%) SOA
9 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.63%) Refactoring
9 1 (2.63%) OOD
9 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (97.37%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.79%) Ruby
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft