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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.31% 10.83% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.13% 18.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 0
Average salary £31,250 £34,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
78 71 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 64.46% 59.17% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 72 68 37
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +17.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 19 (95.00%) ASP.NET
2 19 (95.00%) HTML
3 18 (90.00%) C#
4 16 (80.00%) SQL
4 16 (80.00%) jQuery
5 12 (60.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (55.00%) VB.NET
7 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (50.00%) LINQ
7 10 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (50.00%) Web Application Development
8 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (40.00%) SOAP
9 8 (40.00%) Web Services
10 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (25.00%) XML
13 4 (20.00%) UML
13 4 (20.00%) Finance
13 4 (20.00%) Ajax
14 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (15.00%) REST
14 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
14 3 (15.00%) HTML5
15 2 (10.00%) Relational Database

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
1 18 (90.00%) .NET Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# Developer
2 14 (70.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (65.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (50.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (10.00%) Programmer
7 2 (10.00%) Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) CSS
2 19 (95.00%) ASP.NET
2 19 (95.00%) HTML
3 16 (80.00%) jQuery
4 12 (60.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (50.00%) LINQ
5 10 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (40.00%) SOAP
6 8 (40.00%) Web Services
7 5 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) Ajax
9 3 (15.00%) REST
9 3 (15.00%) HTML5
10 2 (10.00%) ADO.NET
11 1 (5.00%) JSON
11 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 4 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Parallel Computing
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) MVC
3 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 16 (80.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) VB.NET
4 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) VB6
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe