The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 12 36 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 9.23% 17.65% 10.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.49% 35.64% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 48 39
Median salary £36,500 £43,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,875 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 101 95
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 37.69% 49.51% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 403 742 1051
Median salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Bedford

WCF
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for WCF in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for WCF.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) MVC
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 16 (88.89%) AngularJS
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) Ruby
4 9 (50.00%) Music Industry
4 9 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 9 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 9 (50.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 9 (50.00%) Node.js
4 9 (50.00%) High Availability
4 9 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (50.00%) RESTful
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (38.89%) EPiServer

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 7 (38.89%) CMS
1 7 (38.89%) EPiServer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
2 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (50.00%) Music Industry
2 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 9 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Senior C# Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Senior Systems Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Systems Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 16 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (50.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 9 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (50.00%) Node.js
4 9 (50.00%) RESTful
4 9 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (38.89%) CSS
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
6 2 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) MVC
2 9 (50.00%) BDD
2 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 7 (38.89%) IT Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) MVVM
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.11%) Physics
4 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft