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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 24 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.50% 7.76% 6.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.01% 16.06% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 35
Median salary £33,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 218 218 270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 50.00% 48.34% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 183 174 228
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 June 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 June 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
Preston +10 18 £32,500 - 1
Blackpool +8 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Lancaster +5 1 £45,000 - 1
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET
3 31 (88.57%) C#
4 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
5 27 (77.14%) MVC
6 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (71.43%) Web Application Development
7 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
8 22 (62.86%) .NET Framework
9 21 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (57.14%) Node.js
10 20 (57.14%) RESTful
10 20 (57.14%) Git (software)
10 20 (57.14%) TDD
11 19 (54.29%) NoSQL
12 18 (51.43%) Entity Framework
13 17 (48.57%) BDD
13 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 17 (48.57%) Ruby
14 16 (45.71%) AngularJS
15 15 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
16 14 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (34.29%) Games
18 11 (31.43%) HTML
19 10 (28.57%) CSS
20 9 (25.71%) XML
20 9 (25.71%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (54.29%) NoSQL
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) Redis
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 12 (34.29%) Games
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Advertising
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (88.57%) Developer
2 27 (77.14%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Development Team Leader
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (8.57%) Lead Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.86%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET
3 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (62.86%) .NET Framework
5 21 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 20 (57.14%) Node.js
6 20 (57.14%) RESTful
7 18 (51.43%) Entity Framework
8 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 16 (45.71%) AngularJS
10 15 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
10 15 (42.86%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (31.43%) HTML
13 10 (28.57%) CSS
14 9 (25.71%) jQuery
14 9 (25.71%) XML
15 8 (22.86%) SOAP
15 8 (22.86%) Web Services
15 8 (22.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.57%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) MVC
2 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Web Application Development
3 20 (57.14%) TDD
4 17 (48.57%) BDD
5 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) Android Development
9 3 (8.57%) Mobile Development
9 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
9 3 (8.57%) Parallel Computing
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) SOLID
9 3 (8.57%) Web Development
10 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) C#
2 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
3 17 (48.57%) Ruby
4 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.57%) Java
7 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.71%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) MCAD
1 1 (2.86%) MCPD
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Facebook
3 2 (5.71%) Xamarin
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago