The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 21 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 8 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.90% 9.52% 13.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.09% 21.74% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 16
Average salary £45,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.54% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,200 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £31,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WCF
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
53 46 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 45.69% 43.81% 59.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29 42 67
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

WCF
Salary Trend in Preston

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

WCF Salary Trend in Preston

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) CSS
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 5 (45.45%) SOAP
6 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
7 4 (36.36%) Web Services
7 4 (36.36%) XML
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) B2B
7 4 (36.36%) B2C
7 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
7 4 (36.36%) JSON
8 3 (27.27%) Umbraco
8 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (27.27%) Ajax
8 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (27.27%) Web Development
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) CMS
8 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
8 3 (27.27%) XSLT
8 3 (27.27%) XHTML
9 2 (18.18%) MS Excel

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 3 (27.27%) Umbraco
1 3 (27.27%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) C# Developer
3 6 (54.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
5 4 (36.36%) Web Developer
5 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
5 4 (36.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (27.27%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
7 2 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (18.18%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (9.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) CSS
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) XML
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 4 (36.36%) JSON
6 3 (27.27%) Ajax
6 3 (27.27%) XSLT
6 3 (27.27%) XHTML
7 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
7 2 (18.18%) LINQ
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
7 2 (18.18%) REST
8 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) B2B
3 4 (36.36%) B2C
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe