The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 14 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.64% 8.07% 4.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 13.98% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 8
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £32,600 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
WCF
County Antrim

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 Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 93 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 32.73% 57.76% 30.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 63 30
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

WCF
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

WCF Salary Trend in Belfast

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) WPF
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) WF
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) HNC
6 3 (27.27%) HND
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Silverlight
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) Kentico
7 1 (9.09%) High Availability

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
1 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP
2 1 (9.09%) OLTP
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Developer
3 6 (54.55%) Senior Software Developer
3 6 (54.55%) Software Developer
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) WPF
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
4 6 (54.55%) WF
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Silverlight
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) CSS3
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) jQuery
7 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) HNC
1 3 (27.27%) HND
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) Sitecore