Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 112 152
Rank change year-on-year -9 +40 +2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 123 115 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.27% 2.08% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.69% 5.30% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 109 102 64
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £44,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.73% +11.88% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £31,475
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,162 2,169 2,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.87% 39.24% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,389 1,198
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,175
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Scotland

WCF
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +38 99 £50,000 - 6
Edinburgh -31 12 £38,750 -0.64% 6
West Lothian -10 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Aberdeen -3 3 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Renfrewshire -1 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WCF.

1 117 (95.12%) C#
2 115 (93.50%) .NET
3 101 (82.11%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (72.36%) SQL Server
5 78 (63.41%) ASP.NET
5 78 (63.41%) MVC
6 66 (53.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 64 (52.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 53 (43.09%) SQL
9 51 (41.46%) TDD
10 46 (37.40%) NoSQL
11 45 (36.59%) Node.js
12 44 (35.77%) Git (software)
13 37 (30.08%) Web Application Development
14 36 (29.27%) HTML
14 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
15 35 (28.46%) RESTful
15 35 (28.46%) BDD
15 35 (28.46%) SQL Server 2016
15 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 34 (27.64%) Ruby
16 34 (27.64%) Web Services
17 32 (26.02%) WPF
18 31 (25.20%) .NET Framework
18 31 (25.20%) Microsoft
19 29 (23.58%) Banking
20 25 (20.33%) CSS
21 24 (19.51%) AngularJS
22 23 (18.70%) Scrum
23 22 (17.89%) Entity Framework

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (10.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.50%) IIS
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Dynamics 365
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.94%) npm
2 11 (8.94%) Office 365
3 10 (8.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Internet
1 2 (1.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (72.36%) SQL Server
2 46 (37.40%) NoSQL
3 35 (28.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (35.77%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.94%) Babel
2 11 (8.94%) Cucumber
2 11 (8.94%) Log4Net
2 11 (8.94%) NUnit
2 11 (8.94%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (8.94%) webpack
3 9 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.81%) Moq
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Trac
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (23.58%) Banking
2 18 (14.63%) Advertising
3 11 (8.94%) Finance
4 2 (1.63%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 115 (93.50%) Developer
2 83 (67.48%) .NET Developer
3 37 (30.08%) C# Developer
4 20 (16.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (9.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 12 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (7.32%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.07%) CRM Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Graduate
10 4 (3.25%) Graduate Developer
10 4 (3.25%) SaaS Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (93.50%) .NET
2 78 (63.41%) ASP.NET
3 66 (53.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 64 (52.03%) ASP.NET Web API
5 45 (36.59%) Node.js
6 36 (29.27%) HTML
7 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 35 (28.46%) RESTful
8 34 (27.64%) Web Services
9 32 (26.02%) WPF
10 31 (25.20%) .NET Framework
11 25 (20.33%) CSS
12 24 (19.51%) AngularJS
13 22 (17.89%) Entity Framework
14 21 (17.07%) LINQ
15 18 (14.63%) Code First Entity Framework
16 16 (13.01%) jQuery
17 14 (11.38%) XML
18 12 (9.76%) JSON
18 12 (9.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.07%) Fintech
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.63%) W3C
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) LIMS
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 8 (6.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (82.11%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (63.41%) MVC
3 51 (41.46%) TDD
4 37 (30.08%) Web Application Development
5 35 (28.46%) BDD
6 23 (18.70%) Scrum
7 16 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (11.38%) CRM
8 14 (11.38%) OOP
8 14 (11.38%) SDLC
9 12 (9.76%) Microservices
10 11 (8.94%) API Development
10 11 (8.94%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (8.94%) Open Source
11 9 (7.32%) Web Development
12 8 (6.50%) Asset Management
12 8 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.69%) Business Analysis
14 6 (4.88%) Data Modelling
14 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (95.12%) C#
2 53 (43.09%) SQL
3 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 34 (27.64%) Ruby
5 10 (8.13%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.63%) Java
6 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (0.81%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) VB6
7 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (5.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.20%) Facebook