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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 23 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.68% 5.00% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% 13.73% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -17.17%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
56 51 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 38.36% 36.43% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 75
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 27 May 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Kentico
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) OLTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) OLTP
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) CMS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
1 1 (33.33%) HND
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore