The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 35 22 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 7 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.27% 9.14% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.60% 17.78% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 2
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
106 90 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 49.53% 51.43% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 56 69 41
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 Northern Ireland

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

WCF
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

WCF Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

WCF
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

WCF
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -18 7 £32,500 -18.75%
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) WPF
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (30.77%) C++
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) HNC
6 3 (23.08%) HND
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Banking

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) OLAP
2 2 (15.38%) OLTP
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Software Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) WPF
3 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
6 1 (7.69%) LINQ
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Equities
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) DNA
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
4 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) HNC
2 3 (23.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase