Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 22 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 -2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 18 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.17% 9.51% 3.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.63% 18.49% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 24
Chester median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £34,750 £34,000 £40,250
90th Percentile £56,500 £48,750 £67,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 187 146 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 53.74% 51.41% 47.63%
Number of salaries quoted 171 137 191
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -9.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,450 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,750 £60,750
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Chester

WCF
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for WCF in Chester

WCF
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Chester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 15 (83.33%) MVC
3 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET
5 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (61.11%) jQuery
6 11 (61.11%) CSS
6 11 (61.11%) HTML
7 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
8 9 (50.00%) SQL
8 9 (50.00%) Web Services
8 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (44.44%) Entity Framework
9 8 (44.44%) SOAP
9 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
9 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (38.89%) Java
10 7 (38.89%) C++
10 7 (38.89%) Web Application Development
10 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
10 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (38.89%) TDD
10 7 (38.89%) C
10 7 (38.89%) Ajax
11 6 (33.33%) Ruby
11 6 (33.33%) Git (software)

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (61.11%) CSS
4 11 (61.11%) HTML
4 11 (61.11%) jQuery
5 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 9 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (50.00%) Web Services
6 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (44.44%) Entity Framework
6 8 (44.44%) SOAP
7 7 (38.89%) Ajax
7 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
7 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 6 (33.33%) Code First Entity Framework
8 6 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (33.33%) Node.js
8 6 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
2 7 (38.89%) Web Application Development
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
5 7 (38.89%) C
5 7 (38.89%) C++
5 7 (38.89%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) PHP
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft