Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 44 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 -9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 39 45 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.43% 4.90% 6.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.61% 11.17% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 55
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £54,500 £41,375 £42,500
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 406 403 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 46.08% 43.90% 43.74%
Number of salaries quoted 352 358 364
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,175 £25,300
90th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +4 24 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Blackpool +18 6 £35,000 - 1
Burnley - 2 £37,500 -
Skelmersdale -8 1 £35,000 -
Lancaster - 1 £45,000 -
WCF
North West

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 38 (97.44%) .NET
1 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
2 37 (94.87%) SQL Server
3 36 (92.31%) C#
4 32 (82.05%) MVC
4 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (79.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (79.49%) Web Application Development
6 30 (76.92%) Node.js
6 30 (76.92%) RESTful
6 30 (76.92%) TDD
7 29 (74.36%) NoSQL
7 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 28 (71.79%) Git (software)
9 27 (69.23%) BDD
9 27 (69.23%) Ruby
9 27 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
11 25 (64.10%) .NET Framework
12 24 (61.54%) Entity Framework
13 23 (58.97%) AngularJS
14 22 (56.41%) KnockoutJS
14 22 (56.41%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (56.41%) Code First Entity Framework
15 20 (51.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (48.72%) Games
17 6 (15.38%) jQuery
17 6 (15.38%) HTML
17 6 (15.38%) CSS
17 6 (15.38%) Web Services

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 37 (94.87%) SQL Server
2 29 (74.36%) NoSQL
3 22 (56.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.56%) Redis
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (48.72%) Games
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (89.74%) Developer
2 31 (79.49%) .NET Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Principal .NET Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Principal Developer
4 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Development Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) Graduate
5 1 (2.56%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Junior
5 1 (2.56%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (97.44%) .NET
1 38 (97.44%) ASP.NET
2 31 (79.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 30 (76.92%) Node.js
3 30 (76.92%) RESTful
4 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 25 (64.10%) .NET Framework
7 24 (61.54%) Entity Framework
8 23 (58.97%) AngularJS
9 22 (56.41%) Code First Entity Framework
9 22 (56.41%) KnockoutJS
10 20 (51.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (15.38%) CSS
11 6 (15.38%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) jQuery
11 6 (15.38%) Web Services
11 6 (15.38%) XML
12 4 (10.26%) SOAP
12 4 (10.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Life Science
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (82.05%) MVC
2 31 (79.49%) Web Application Development
3 30 (76.92%) TDD
4 27 (69.23%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) Android Development
7 3 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (7.69%) Mobile Development
7 3 (7.69%) SOLID
8 2 (5.13%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.13%) Kanban
8 2 (5.13%) QA Automation
8 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.13%) User Stories
9 1 (2.56%) B2C
9 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (92.31%) C#
2 27 (69.23%) Ruby
3 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Facebook