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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 43 40 39
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 11 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.64% 4.49% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 12.50% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 12
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 179 120 184
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.93% 35.93% 43.50%
Number of salaries quoted 173 107 161
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 3 £37,500 - 1
Preston -14 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Blackpool - 2 £37,000 - 1
Lancaster - 2 £32,000 - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (96.88%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
4 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
6 20 (62.50%) Web Services
6 20 (62.50%) HTML
6 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
7 19 (59.38%) CSS
8 17 (53.13%) SOAP
8 17 (53.13%) MVC
9 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
9 16 (50.00%) SQL
10 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
10 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (37.50%) RESTful
12 11 (34.38%) Advertising
12 11 (34.38%) Windows
12 11 (34.38%) jQuery
13 10 (31.25%) Ajax
14 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (28.13%) Finance
14 9 (28.13%) Entity Framework
15 8 (25.00%) Web Application Development
15 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
15 8 (25.00%) Web Development
15 8 (25.00%) iSeries
15 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (25.00%) SDLC
15 8 (25.00%) Relational Database

WCF
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.13%) Redis
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.25%) PowerBuilder
General
1 11 (34.38%) Advertising
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Developer
2 20 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 12 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) C# Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) VB Analyst Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) VB Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) VB6 Programmer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
3 20 (62.50%) HTML
3 20 (62.50%) Web Services
4 19 (59.38%) CSS
5 17 (53.13%) SOAP
6 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (37.50%) RESTful
9 11 (34.38%) jQuery
10 10 (31.25%) Ajax
11 9 (28.13%) Entity Framework
12 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (21.88%) XML
14 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET
15 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 4 (12.50%) Node.js
15 4 (12.50%) XSL
16 3 (9.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) AS400
1 8 (25.00%) iSeries
1 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) iPad
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) MVC
3 8 (25.00%) SDLC
3 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 8 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (15.63%) OOP
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (9.38%) Parallel Computing
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) Market Research
8 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (96.88%) C#
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) VB
4 8 (25.00%) VB6
5 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Facebook
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.13%) TOWER Software
Lancaster, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago