The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 23 13 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.65% 4.44% 3.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.67% 10.00% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 5
Median salary £25,500 £31,750 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.68% -3.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £29,150 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £34,350 £34,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
60 20 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 39.74% 44.44% 49.32%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 28
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 August 2016, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for WCF.

1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) OOP
6 3 (27.27%) SOA
6 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) jQuery
7 2 (18.18%) CSS3
7 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) Workflow
8 1 (9.09%) CMS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Sitefinity
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP
2 1 (9.09%) OLTP
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) Apache Cordova
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
7 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
7 1 (9.09%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) WPF
7 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer