Period
to 19 December 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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 44 64
Rank change year-on-year -36 +20 +2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 12 35 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.10% 4.36% 3.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.84% 12.03% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 32 45
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £32,400 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £50,250 £52,250 £46,400
South Wales median annual salary £44,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +25.71% - -

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 422 291 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 38.54% 36.28% 41.53%
Number of salaries quoted 370 257 519
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,250 £23,950
90th Percentile £65,125 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) Scrum
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (50.00%) XML
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
7 5 (41.67%) SOAP
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (41.67%) XSLT
7 5 (41.67%) XPath
7 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (41.67%) API Development
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (33.33%) TDD
8 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (33.33%) CSS
8 4 (33.33%) HTML
8 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (33.33%) OO
8 4 (33.33%) MVC
9 3 (25.00%) SQL
9 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (25.00%) 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Big Data
5 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (8.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) MbUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (8.33%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Software Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) WCF Developer
6 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (41.67%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) XSLT
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (8.33%) CSS3
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Fintech
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) API Development
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (25.00%) Decision-Making
5 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) XPath
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) C
6 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle