The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 56 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 12 40 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.92% 6.84% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.00% 15.63% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12 38 7
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,850 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
South Wales

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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
200 256 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.05% 43.76% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 176 223 104
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,250 £26,739
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

WCF
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

WCF Salary Trend in Cardiff

WCF
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Cardiff

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 24 (100.00%) C#
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 15 (62.50%) MVC
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) TDD
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) HTML
5 10 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (37.50%) CSS
7 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
8 7 (29.17%) OO
8 7 (29.17%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) Web Development
10 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
10 5 (20.83%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
10 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (16.67%) jQuery
11 4 (16.67%) NUnit
12 3 (12.50%) Retail

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (16.67%) NUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (4.17%) Moq
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Leader
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Umbraco Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Release Manager
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 9 (37.50%) CSS
5 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (16.67%) jQuery
9 3 (12.50%) NHibernate
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (12.50%) MonoRail
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (8.33%) WinForms
10 2 (8.33%) Web Services
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
11 1 (4.17%) RESTful
11 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
11 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) MVC
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
6 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Release Management
8 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) CQRS
9 2 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 1 (4.17%) Coaching
10 1 (4.17%) Product Management
10 1 (4.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) XAML
4 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore