The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 21 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 33 49 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.86% 12.83% 7.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.21% 31.61% 32.31%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 21
Average salary £62,500 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
WCF
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
117 155 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 38.49% 40.58% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 104 130 60
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

WCF
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

WCF Salary Trend in Bedford

WCF
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in Bedford

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 99 (100.00%) C#
1 99 (100.00%) .NET
2 90 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (85.86%) Scrum
4 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
5 78 (78.79%) ASP.NET
6 76 (76.77%) SQL Server
7 73 (73.74%) TDD
8 72 (72.73%) WPF
9 54 (54.55%) Silverlight
10 53 (53.54%) Visual Studio
11 48 (48.48%) MVC
12 43 (43.43%) MS Excel
13 42 (42.42%) Windows
14 37 (37.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (35.35%) WinForms
16 32 (32.32%) Moq
16 32 (32.32%) Oracle
17 31 (31.31%) SQL
18 30 (30.30%) T-SQL
18 30 (30.30%) OOD
18 30 (30.30%) Rhino Mocks
19 28 (28.28%) .NET Framework
20 27 (27.27%) LINQ
21 26 (26.26%) N-Tier
22 25 (25.25%) Web Services
22 25 (25.25%) SQL Server 2008
22 25 (25.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 24 (24.24%) Matrix Management
23 24 (24.24%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (20.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (43.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (76.77%) SQL Server
2 25 (25.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (53.54%) Visual Studio
2 32 (32.32%) Moq
3 30 (30.30%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (18.18%) NUnit
5 17 (17.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (12.12%) MSTest
7 10 (10.10%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.07%) Games
2 1 (1.01%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (53.54%) Developer
2 37 (37.37%) C# Developer
3 33 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 33 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 27 (27.27%) Architect
5 26 (26.26%) Senior Developer
6 25 (25.25%) Senior C# Developer
7 24 (24.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (20.20%) Development Manager
9 18 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
10 16 (16.16%) Technical Architect
11 15 (15.15%) Lead Architect
12 11 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (10.10%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (7.07%) C# Software Developer
14 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
15 6 (6.06%) Lead Technical Architect
15 6 (6.06%) .NET Team Leader
15 6 (6.06%) Team Leader
15 6 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (100.00%) .NET
2 78 (78.79%) ASP.NET
3 72 (72.73%) WPF
4 54 (54.55%) Silverlight
5 37 (37.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (35.35%) WinForms
7 28 (28.28%) .NET Framework
8 27 (27.27%) LINQ
9 25 (25.25%) Web Services
9 25 (25.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 18 (18.18%) ADO.NET
11 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 14 (14.14%) jQuery
13 13 (13.13%) HTML
14 12 (12.12%) Castle Windsor
14 12 (12.12%) Ninject
14 12 (12.12%) Spring.NET
14 12 (12.12%) Unity DI Container
15 8 (8.08%) HTML5
16 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.26%) N-Tier
2 12 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (7.07%) Mathematics
3 7 (7.07%) Physics
3 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (85.86%) Scrum
3 73 (73.74%) TDD
4 48 (48.48%) MVC
5 30 (30.30%) OOD
6 24 (24.24%) Matrix Management
6 24 (24.24%) OO
7 20 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (20.20%) Multithreading
7 20 (20.20%) Performance Management
7 20 (20.20%) Coaching
8 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 14 (14.14%) People Management
10 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (13.13%) Web Application Development
11 12 (12.12%) MVVM
11 12 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (12.12%) Kanban
12 7 (7.07%) Web Development
13 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 99 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (31.31%) SQL
3 30 (30.30%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
1 7 (7.07%) PhD
Systems Management
1 18 (18.18%) MOM
Vendors
1 81 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.32%) Oracle