Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 22 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.57% 4.20% 5.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.03% 9.30% 11.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 33
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,350
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,500 £40,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 313 387 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.61% 45.16% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 280 352 262
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 14 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Blackpool +8 3 £35,000 - 1
Accrington - 2 £40,000 - 1
Blackburn - 2 £40,000 - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 18 (81.82%) MVC
3 18 (81.82%) Web Application Development
4 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (68.18%) BDD
5 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
5 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
5 15 (68.18%) RESTful
5 15 (68.18%) Node.js
5 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 15 (68.18%) TDD
5 15 (68.18%) Ruby
6 14 (63.64%) .NET Framework
6 14 (63.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (63.64%) Entity Framework
7 13 (59.09%) Code First Entity Framework
8 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
9 8 (36.36%) Music Industry
9 8 (36.36%) High Availability
9 8 (36.36%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
9 8 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (22.73%) Retail
11 4 (18.18%) Games
11 4 (18.18%) SQL

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 20 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
3 14 (63.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Music Industry
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
3 4 (18.18%) Games
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) .NET Developer
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Games Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Principal .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Principal Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Graduate
5 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (68.18%) Node.js
3 15 (68.18%) RESTful
4 14 (63.64%) .NET Framework
4 14 (63.64%) Entity Framework
5 13 (59.09%) Code First Entity Framework
6 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 8 (36.36%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (18.18%) SOAP
8 3 (13.64%) XML
8 3 (13.64%) XSL
9 2 (9.09%) CSS
9 2 (9.09%) HTML
10 1 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) FMCG
1 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) MVC
1 18 (81.82%) Web Application Development
2 15 (68.18%) BDD
2 15 (68.18%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) API Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (68.18%) Ruby
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft