The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 83 57 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Permanent jobs citing WCF 194 210 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.14% 4.15% 2.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.54% 9.40% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 192 201 148
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
England

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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2574 2234 2154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.69% 44.11% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2223 2005 1941
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WCF
Salary Trend in the South West

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

WCF Salary Trend in the South West

WCF
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

WCF Salary Histogram in the South West

WCF
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Bristol -26 57 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Gloucestershire +12 42 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Wiltshire +13 38 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Dorset -20 25 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Devon -17 16 £38,000 +5.55% 3
Somerset -26 13 £35,000 +4.10% 5
Cornwall - 3 £50,000 - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 329 (92.94%) .NET
2 323 (91.24%) C#
3 267 (75.42%) ASP.NET
4 237 (66.95%) SQL Server
5 235 (66.38%) MVC
6 190 (53.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 186 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (39.55%) SQL
9 135 (38.14%) TDD
10 120 (33.90%) Microsoft
11 108 (30.51%) OO
12 98 (27.68%) .NET Framework
13 94 (26.55%) Web Application Development
14 86 (24.29%) WPF
15 85 (24.01%) Web Services
16 84 (23.73%) HTML
17 82 (23.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 79 (22.32%) Scrum
19 71 (20.06%) JavaScript
20 70 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
21 67 (18.93%) Windows
22 65 (18.36%) Visual Studio
23 63 (17.80%) CSS
23 63 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 61 (17.23%) SOAP
25 60 (16.95%) BDD
26 59 (16.67%) OOD
27 55 (15.54%) Dependency Injection
28 54 (15.25%) jQuery
29 53 (14.97%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 52 (14.69%) Node.js
2 25 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.37%) IIS
4 14 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.54%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.56%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.41%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.13%) MS Office
4 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.93%) Internet
2 9 (2.54%) Intranet
3 8 (2.26%) Asterisk PBX
3 8 (2.26%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (66.95%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 30 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.26%) Big Data
10 8 (2.26%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.41%) Informix
13 3 (0.85%) MS Access
13 3 (0.85%) MySQL
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.28%) Star Schema
14 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (18.36%) Visual Studio
2 50 (14.12%) NUnit
3 48 (13.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 47 (13.28%) Moq
5 35 (9.89%) Git (software)
6 33 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (8.76%) MSTest
8 13 (3.67%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.67%) SpecFlow
9 12 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 12 (3.39%) CruiseControl
10 5 (1.41%) Subversion
11 1 (0.28%) Selenium
11 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.28%) MSI
11 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 42 (11.86%) Games
2 21 (5.93%) Finance
3 17 (4.80%) Advertising
4 11 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.69%) Back Office
7 5 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 293 (82.77%) Developer
2 178 (50.28%) .NET Developer
3 100 (28.25%) C# Developer
4 63 (17.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 55 (15.54%) Senior Developer
6 41 (11.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 35 (9.89%) Senior C# Developer
7 35 (9.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (7.91%) Senior .NET Developer
9 26 (7.34%) Software Developer
10 22 (6.21%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (5.37%) Web Developer
12 14 (3.95%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.67%) Team Leader
14 12 (3.39%) Architect
15 10 (2.82%) .NET Team Leader
16 9 (2.54%) Lead Developer
16 9 (2.54%) Senior Software Engineer
16 9 (2.54%) C# Software Engineer
16 9 (2.54%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (92.94%) .NET
2 267 (75.42%) ASP.NET
3 190 (53.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 98 (27.68%) .NET Framework
5 86 (24.29%) WPF
6 85 (24.01%) Web Services
7 84 (23.73%) HTML
8 82 (23.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 70 (19.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 63 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 63 (17.80%) CSS
11 61 (17.23%) SOAP
12 54 (15.25%) jQuery
13 52 (14.69%) REST
14 51 (14.41%) WinForms
15 50 (14.12%) Ninject
16 49 (13.84%) RESTful
16 49 (13.84%) XML
17 39 (11.02%) LINQ
18 38 (10.73%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.04%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (6.78%) Client/Server
2 24 (6.78%) N-Tier
3 22 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (5.65%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.52%) iPhone
6 15 (4.24%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.39%) Social Media
7 12 (3.39%) BBC
8 9 (2.54%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.41%) Replication
11 4 (1.13%) Social Network
12 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.56%) Statistics
13 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.28%) Tandem
14 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.93%) Windows
2 22 (6.21%) Android
3 8 (2.26%) Linux
4 5 (1.41%) AIX
5 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (66.38%) MVC
2 186 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (38.14%) TDD
4 108 (30.51%) OO
5 94 (26.55%) Web Application Development
6 79 (22.32%) Scrum
7 60 (16.95%) BDD
8 59 (16.67%) OOD
9 55 (15.54%) Dependency Injection
10 46 (12.99%) MVVM
11 39 (11.02%) Kanban
12 37 (10.45%) Software Engineering
13 32 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (7.06%) Domain-Driven Design
15 22 (6.21%) SOA
16 20 (5.65%) OOP
16 20 (5.65%) Line Management
17 17 (4.80%) Mentoring
18 16 (4.52%) Workflow
19 15 (4.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 323 (91.24%) C#
2 140 (39.55%) SQL
3 71 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 53 (14.97%) T-SQL
5 52 (14.69%) VB.NET
6 46 (12.99%) Ruby
7 16 (4.52%) Java
8 11 (3.11%) C++
9 10 (2.82%) C
10 9 (2.54%) XAML
11 7 (1.98%) VBScript
11 7 (1.98%) VB
12 5 (1.41%) VB6
13 2 (0.56%) Python
13 2 (0.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.56%) XPath
13 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.28%) R
14 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 35 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (8.47%) MCP
3 29 (8.19%) MCSD
4 25 (7.06%) MCAD
4 25 (7.06%) MCTS
5 23 (6.50%) Degree
6 7 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 120 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.91%) Google
3 27 (7.63%) Facebook
4 26 (7.34%) Oracle
5 12 (3.39%) Apple
5 12 (3.39%) Sony
5 12 (3.39%) Yahoo!
6 7 (1.98%) SAP
7 6 (1.69%) Unisys
8 5 (1.41%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.56%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.56%) Twitter
9 2 (0.56%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) Sybase
10 1 (0.28%) IBM
10 1 (0.28%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.28%) Trapeze
10 1 (0.28%) Sencha
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