Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 36 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +25
Permanent jobs citing WCF 18 22 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.89% 5.54% 8.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.75% 10.43% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 23
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,800 £33,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £55,000 £48,750
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 96 211 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 42.11% 53.15% 47.67%
Number of salaries quoted 86 189 120
Chester median annual salary £42,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +8.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £51,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +10.26% -2.50%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for WCF.

1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 16 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) SOAP
2 16 (88.89%) Web Services
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 15 (83.33%) RESTful
3 15 (83.33%) BDD
4 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (72.22%) Acceptance Criteria
4 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
5 9 (50.00%) PMI
5 9 (50.00%) PMI Certification
5 9 (50.00%) MVC
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
8 3 (16.67%) GDPR
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
9 2 (11.11%) CRM

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%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 9 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) SOAP
2 16 (88.89%) Web Services
3 15 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 15 (83.33%) RESTful
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (5.56%) Code First Entity Framework
7 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.56%) MSMQ
7 1 (5.56%) Node.js
7 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (11.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 15 (83.33%) BDD
3 13 (72.22%) Acceptance Criteria
4 9 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Biometrics
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 16 (88.89%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Google