The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing WCF 41 30 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.60% 4.85% 11.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.65% 10.87% 20.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 70
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £30,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
262 276 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 42.19% 44.66% 53.43%
Number of salaries quoted 223 250 331
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

WCF Salary Trend in Merseyside

WCF
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Merseyside

WCF
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
Liverpool +7 23 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Birkenhead - 9 £40,000 - 3
Wirral -2 7 £35,000 +7.69% 1
St Helens +3 1 £31,500 +5.00%
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 87 (98.86%) C#
3 73 (82.95%) SQL Server
4 68 (77.27%) ASP.NET
5 53 (60.23%) MVC
6 44 (50.00%) OO
7 43 (48.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (46.59%) TDD
9 33 (37.50%) Web Application Development
10 31 (35.23%) .NET Framework
11 28 (31.82%) WPF
11 28 (31.82%) SQL
12 25 (28.41%) BDD
13 22 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (23.86%) HTML
14 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
14 21 (23.86%) Scrum
15 20 (22.73%) NoSQL
15 20 (22.73%) Node.js
15 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
15 20 (22.73%) RESTful
15 20 (22.73%) Ruby
16 16 (18.18%) NUnit
16 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
16 16 (18.18%) Web Services
17 15 (17.05%) CSS
18 14 (15.91%) Ajax
18 14 (15.91%) jQuery

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (22.73%) Node.js
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (82.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (22.73%) NoSQL
4 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.18%) NUnit
3 11 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 9 (10.23%) Subversion
5 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.41%) MSTest
8 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.14%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (14.77%) Games
2 11 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (82.95%) Developer
2 50 (56.82%) .NET Developer
3 14 (15.91%) C# Developer
3 14 (15.91%) Architect
4 13 (14.77%) Senior Developer
4 13 (14.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.27%) Applications Architect
12 1 (1.14%) Senior C# Developer
12 1 (1.14%) Senior Web Developer
12 1 (1.14%) Team Leader
12 1 (1.14%) SQL Developer
12 1 (1.14%) Development Team Leader
12 1 (1.14%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (77.27%) ASP.NET
3 43 (48.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (35.23%) .NET Framework
5 28 (31.82%) WPF
6 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (23.86%) HTML
8 20 (22.73%) RESTful
9 16 (18.18%) Web Services
10 15 (17.05%) CSS
11 14 (15.91%) Ajax
11 14 (15.91%) jQuery
12 13 (14.77%) Razor View Engine
13 12 (13.64%) LINQ
14 10 (11.36%) XML
15 9 (10.23%) NHibernate
16 8 (9.09%) MonoRail
16 8 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
16 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Tandem
2 9 (10.23%) BBC
2 9 (10.23%) Social Media
3 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (60.23%) MVC
2 44 (50.00%) OO
3 41 (46.59%) TDD
4 33 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 25 (28.41%) BDD
6 21 (23.86%) Scrum
7 11 (12.50%) Project Management
7 11 (12.50%) Software Architecture
7 11 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.09%) CRM
9 8 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.95%) OOP
10 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.82%) OOD
12 5 (5.68%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (5.68%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (5.68%) Refactoring
12 5 (5.68%) CQRS
12 5 (5.68%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (98.86%) C#
2 28 (31.82%) SQL
3 20 (22.73%) Ruby
4 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.64%) Java
6 10 (11.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.27%) VBA
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Apple
2 9 (10.23%) Sony
2 9 (10.23%) Yahoo!
2 9 (10.23%) Google
2 9 (10.23%) Facebook
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens / Flexi Time
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago