Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 53 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16 0
Permanent jobs citing WCF 18 35 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.15% 3.92% 6.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.38% 7.97% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 34 46
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £51,000 £43,125
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 282 439 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 33.69% 49.16% 45.33%
Number of salaries quoted 258 385 314
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £28,025 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £50,375 £50,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Lancashire

WCF
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for WCF in Lancashire

WCF
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Lancashire

WCF
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -7 8 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Blackpool +6 4 £35,000 - 1
Accrington - 4 £40,000 - 1
Blackburn - 2 £40,000 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) MVC
3 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
4 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (77.78%) BDD
5 14 (77.78%) NoSQL
5 14 (77.78%) Ruby
5 14 (77.78%) TDD
5 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
5 14 (77.78%) RESTful
5 14 (77.78%) Node.js
5 14 (77.78%) Web Application Development
5 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 12 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
6 12 (66.67%) .NET Framework
7 11 (61.11%) Code First Entity Framework
8 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (33.33%) Games
9 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 5 (27.78%) Music Industry
10 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
10 5 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (27.78%) High Availability
10 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (22.22%) SQL
12 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (77.78%) NoSQL
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Games
2 5 (27.78%) Music Industry
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) .NET Developer
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 14 (77.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (77.78%) Node.js
3 14 (77.78%) RESTful
4 12 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 11 (61.11%) Code First Entity Framework
6 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
6 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (27.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (11.11%) CSS
7 2 (11.11%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) LINQ
8 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) FMCG
1 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) MVC
2 14 (77.78%) BDD
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
2 14 (77.78%) Web Application Development
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) High Availability
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) API Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) Ruby
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree