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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 37 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 18 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.33% 4.33% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.11% 14.18% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 4
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
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 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 253 141 196
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 46.77% 30.52% 37.76%
Number of salaries quoted 194 120 136
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +9.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram 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 23 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
Liverpool -9 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Southport -3 3 £37,500 -16.66%
St Helens - 2 £40,000 -
Wirral - 1 £40,000 -
WCF
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WCF.

1 32 (100.00%) C#
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) MVC
2 27 (84.38%) ASP.NET
3 26 (81.25%) SQL Server
4 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 22 (68.75%) TDD
6 19 (59.38%) Git (software)
7 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
8 16 (50.00%) Ruby
8 16 (50.00%) RESTful
8 16 (50.00%) BDD
8 16 (50.00%) NoSQL
8 16 (50.00%) Entity Framework
8 16 (50.00%) Node.js
8 16 (50.00%) Web Application Development
8 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 10 (31.25%) Web Development
9 10 (31.25%) SQL
10 9 (28.13%) CSS
11 8 (25.00%) HTML
11 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (25.00%) Internet
11 8 (25.00%) Blog
11 8 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (25.00%) Digital Media

WCF
Co-occurring 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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 16 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
2 29 (90.63%) .NET Developer
3 16 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 15 (46.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 13 (40.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (18.75%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
8 5 (15.63%) Graduate
8 5 (15.63%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (15.63%) Junior
8 5 (15.63%) Junior Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Graduate C# Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Junior .NET Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Junior ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Junior C# .NET Developer
9 4 (12.50%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) ASP.NET
3 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
6 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 16 (50.00%) Entity Framework
6 16 (50.00%) Node.js
6 16 (50.00%) RESTful
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
8 8 (25.00%) Code First Entity Framework
8 8 (25.00%) HTML
9 7 (21.88%) Ajax
9 7 (21.88%) jQuery
10 6 (18.75%) CSS3
11 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
11 5 (15.63%) Web Services
11 5 (15.63%) WinForms
11 5 (15.63%) WPF
12 4 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Blog
1 8 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 6 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) MVC
2 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) TDD
4 16 (50.00%) BDD
4 16 (50.00%) Web Application Development
5 10 (31.25%) Web Development
6 7 (21.88%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) OOP
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Business Development
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.38%) DevOps
8 3 (9.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 3 (9.38%) Kanban
8 3 (9.38%) Machine Learning
8 3 (9.38%) OOD
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) SOLID
8 3 (9.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (50.00%) Ruby
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Google
1 3 (9.38%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago