Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 63 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14 +2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 21 20 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.91% 2.21% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.98% 6.13% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 31
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - -
10th Percentile £32,400 £27,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,250 £52,500 £49,000
South Wales median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -1.32% +4.11%

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 422 326 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 38.47% 36.02% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 351 305 438
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,435 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,500 £51,250
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Cardiff

WCF
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for WCF in Cardiff

WCF
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for WCF.

1 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Scrum
3 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) MVC
5 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 7 (33.33%) SOAP
6 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) HTML
7 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 6 (28.57%) CSS
7 6 (28.57%) XML
7 6 (28.57%) XSLT
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (23.81%) XPath
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) API Development
9 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (19.05%) PowerShell

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365
4 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.76%) RavenDB
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (14.29%) WCF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Release Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 7 (33.33%) SOAP
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 6 (28.57%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) XSLT
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
6 3 (14.29%) RESTful
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (9.52%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (9.52%) Web Services
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
8 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.76%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Scrum
3 10 (47.62%) MVC
4 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (23.81%) API Development
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
7 3 (14.29%) DevOps
7 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 3 (14.29%) Task Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (9.52%) CRM
8 2 (9.52%) Release Management
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) XPath
5 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (14.29%) C
7 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle