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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 30 44 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Permanent jobs citing WCF 36 27 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.00% 4.26% 11.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.69% 9.51% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 70
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -0.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £30,000 £28,500
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
263 284 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 43.83% 44.79% 52.89%
Number of salaries quoted 228 255 323
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +15 19 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Birkenhead +4 11 £40,000 - 1
Wirral -5 4 £38,750 +19.23% 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 15 September 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 87 (100.00%) C#
1 87 (100.00%) .NET
2 75 (86.21%) SQL Server
3 65 (74.71%) ASP.NET
4 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (63.22%) MVC
6 44 (50.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (47.13%) TDD
8 37 (42.53%) OO
9 33 (37.93%) .NET Framework
9 33 (37.93%) Web Application Development
10 31 (35.63%) SQL
11 29 (33.33%) BDD
12 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (29.89%) WPF
13 24 (27.59%) Ruby
13 24 (27.59%) RESTful
13 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
13 24 (27.59%) NoSQL
13 24 (27.59%) Node.js
13 24 (27.59%) HTML
14 23 (26.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (24.14%) Scrum
16 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 17 (19.54%) Games
17 17 (19.54%) CSS
17 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
17 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
17 17 (19.54%) Internet
18 16 (18.39%) Web Services

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 24 (27.59%) Node.js
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) IIS
4 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (86.21%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.59%) NoSQL
3 23 (26.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.79%) NUnit
3 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.05%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (5.75%) Subversion
6 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.45%) MSTest
8 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.15%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (19.54%) Games
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (82.76%) Developer
2 48 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 12 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (11.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.30%) Applications Architect
11 1 (1.15%) Senior C# Developer
11 1 (1.15%) .NET Programmer
11 1 (1.15%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.15%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.15%) Development Team Leader
11 1 (1.15%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (100.00%) .NET
2 65 (74.71%) ASP.NET
3 44 (50.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (37.93%) .NET Framework
5 26 (29.89%) WPF
5 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (27.59%) RESTful
6 24 (27.59%) HTML
7 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 17 (19.54%) CSS
9 16 (18.39%) Web Services
10 14 (16.09%) jQuery
11 13 (14.94%) LINQ
12 11 (12.64%) Ajax
13 9 (10.34%) Razor View Engine
14 8 (9.20%) XML
15 7 (8.05%) HTML5
16 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (6.90%) SOAP
17 5 (5.75%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Tandem
2 9 (10.34%) Social Media
2 9 (10.34%) BBC
3 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (4.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (63.22%) MVC
3 41 (47.13%) TDD
4 37 (42.53%) OO
5 33 (37.93%) Web Application Development
6 29 (33.33%) BDD
7 21 (24.14%) Scrum
8 11 (12.64%) Project Management
8 11 (12.64%) Software Architecture
8 11 (12.64%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (9.20%) CRM
9 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.90%) OOD
12 5 (5.75%) OOP
12 5 (5.75%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (5.75%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (5.75%) Refactoring
12 5 (5.75%) CQRS
12 5 (5.75%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (35.63%) SQL
3 24 (27.59%) Ruby
4 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
5 14 (16.09%) T-SQL
5 14 (16.09%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Apple
2 9 (10.34%) Sony
2 9 (10.34%) Yahoo!
2 9 (10.34%) Google
2 9 (10.34%) Facebook
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + competitive, pension, child vouchers
Posted: 14 days ago