The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 48 43 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 0  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 14 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.47% 3.89% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 10.67% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 19
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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

Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 224 178 203
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.51% 36.40% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 190 160 167
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

WCF
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for WCF in Merseyside

WCF
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 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
Liverpool -9 6 £40,000 - 2
Birkenhead -3 4 £30,000 - 1
St Helens - 2 £40,000 -
Wirral - 2 £40,000 -
Southport - 1 £40,000 -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 49 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (93.88%) C#
3 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (77.55%) MVC
4 38 (77.55%) ASP.NET
5 35 (71.43%) SQL Server
6 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET Web API
7 30 (61.22%) .NET Framework
7 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (59.18%) Entity Framework
9 28 (57.14%) TDD
10 24 (48.98%) Git (software)
10 24 (48.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (44.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 21 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
12 21 (42.86%) RESTful
12 21 (42.86%) Ruby
12 21 (42.86%) Node.js
12 21 (42.86%) BDD
12 21 (42.86%) NoSQL
12 21 (42.86%) Web Application Development
13 19 (38.78%) CSS
14 16 (32.65%) HTML
15 15 (30.61%) jQuery
16 14 (28.57%) Web Development
17 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
18 12 (24.49%) WinForms
18 12 (24.49%) Ajax
18 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
19 11 (22.45%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 7 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (48.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 21 (42.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.33%) JIRA
3 7 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (97.96%) Developer
2 40 (81.63%) .NET Developer
3 16 (32.65%) C# Developer
4 12 (24.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Graduate
6 4 (8.16%) Graduate ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior
6 4 (8.16%) Junior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Junior Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (77.55%) ASP.NET
3 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (61.22%) .NET Framework
4 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (59.18%) Entity Framework
6 22 (44.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 21 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
7 21 (42.86%) Node.js
7 21 (42.86%) RESTful
8 19 (38.78%) CSS
9 16 (32.65%) HTML
10 15 (30.61%) jQuery
11 12 (24.49%) Ajax
11 12 (24.49%) AngularJS
11 12 (24.49%) WinForms
12 11 (22.45%) HTML5
12 11 (22.45%) Web Services
13 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (14.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Android
1 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (77.55%) MVC
3 28 (57.14%) TDD
4 21 (42.86%) BDD
4 21 (42.86%) Web Application Development
5 14 (28.57%) Web Development
6 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
7 8 (16.33%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) Kanban
8 7 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (14.29%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Web Design
9 5 (10.20%) OOP
10 4 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) Machine Learning
11 3 (6.12%) DevOps
11 3 (6.12%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (6.12%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) C#
2 21 (42.86%) Ruby
3 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.45%) SQL
5 5 (10.20%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago