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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 17 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 9 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.88% 10.11% 2.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 18.75% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 5
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.66% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 81 96 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 52.94% 53.93% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 79 89 42
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) JSON
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) XSLT
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
3 7 (63.64%) EAI
3 7 (63.64%) ETL
3 7 (63.64%) FTP
3 7 (63.64%) B2B
4 4 (36.36%) XSL
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) Web Application Development
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) IIS
6 1 (9.09%) ADO
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax

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 7 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) JSON
3 7 (63.64%) XSLT
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) XSL
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (9.09%) ADO
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) B2B
2 7 (63.64%) EAI
2 7 (63.64%) ETL
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Parallel Computing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCAD
1 1 (9.09%) MCPD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft