Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 103 170
Rank change year-on-year +15 +67 -30
Permanent jobs citing WCF 173 113 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.98% 2.27% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.41% 5.67% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 158 104 64
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £28,625
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 2,335 1,993 2,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.28% 40.07% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,617 1,262 1,262
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +54 142 £50,000 +11.11% 7
West Lothian +2 15 £45,000 +23.29%
Aberdeen +5 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Edinburgh -64 7 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Renfrewshire -1 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 162 (93.64%) C#
1 162 (93.64%) .NET
2 125 (72.25%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (69.94%) ASP.NET
4 119 (68.79%) MVC
5 112 (64.74%) SQL Server
5 112 (64.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 108 (62.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 93 (53.76%) NoSQL
8 89 (51.45%) Node.js
9 79 (45.66%) Git (software)
10 74 (42.77%) TDD
11 69 (39.88%) RESTful
12 68 (39.31%) Ruby
12 68 (39.31%) Web Application Development
12 68 (39.31%) BDD
12 68 (39.31%) SQL Server 2016
12 68 (39.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 60 (34.68%) .NET Framework
14 52 (30.06%) SQL
15 51 (29.48%) Entity Framework
16 46 (26.59%) HTML
16 46 (26.59%) JavaScript
17 38 (21.97%) WPF
18 36 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (20.23%) AngularJS
19 35 (20.23%) Code First Entity Framework
20 32 (18.50%) React
20 32 (18.50%) Advertising
21 31 (17.92%) Microsoft

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 6 (3.47%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (12.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (13.87%) Dynamics 365
2 24 (13.87%) npm
3 21 (12.14%) Office 365
4 5 (2.89%) SaaS
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) HTTP
1 3 (1.73%) SMS
2 2 (1.16%) Intranet
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (64.74%) SQL Server
2 93 (53.76%) NoSQL
3 68 (39.31%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.73%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 79 (45.66%) Git (software)
2 24 (13.87%) Babel
2 24 (13.87%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (13.87%) webpack
3 21 (12.14%) Log4Net
3 21 (12.14%) NUnit
4 6 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.73%) Moq
7 2 (1.16%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.58%) Trac
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (18.50%) Advertising
2 16 (9.25%) Banking
3 4 (2.31%) Finance
4 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 165 (95.38%) Developer
2 109 (63.01%) .NET Developer
3 42 (24.28%) C# Developer
4 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Developer
5 16 (9.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (6.36%) Applications Developer
6 11 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (6.36%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.78%) C# Application Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.20%) CRM Developer
9 8 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 5 (2.89%) .NET Software Developer
12 4 (2.31%) SaaS Developer
13 3 (1.73%) CRM Consultant
13 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Consultant
13 3 (1.73%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (93.64%) .NET
2 121 (69.94%) ASP.NET
3 112 (64.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 108 (62.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 89 (51.45%) Node.js
6 69 (39.88%) RESTful
7 68 (39.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 60 (34.68%) .NET Framework
9 51 (29.48%) Entity Framework
10 46 (26.59%) HTML
11 38 (21.97%) WPF
12 35 (20.23%) AngularJS
12 35 (20.23%) Code First Entity Framework
13 32 (18.50%) React
14 29 (16.76%) JSON
15 25 (14.45%) CSS
15 25 (14.45%) XML
16 24 (13.87%) Enzyme
16 24 (13.87%) Jest
16 24 (13.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.76%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.31%) Social Network
4 3 (1.73%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.73%) User Experience
5 2 (1.16%) W3C
6 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.61%) Windows
2 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (72.25%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (68.79%) MVC
3 74 (42.77%) TDD
4 68 (39.31%) BDD
4 68 (39.31%) Web Application Development
5 36 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (13.87%) Microservices
7 23 (13.29%) API Development
8 22 (12.72%) CRM
9 21 (12.14%) Collaborative Working
9 21 (12.14%) Open Source
10 19 (10.98%) SDLC
11 13 (7.51%) Scrum
12 11 (6.36%) Unit Testing
13 10 (5.78%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.78%) OOP
13 10 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.20%) Web Development
15 6 (3.47%) OO
16 4 (2.31%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 162 (93.64%) C#
2 68 (39.31%) Ruby
3 52 (30.06%) SQL
4 46 (26.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.89%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.31%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.73%) ES6
8 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.58%) Python
9 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (12.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (3.47%) Degree
3 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.76%) Facebook
3 3 (1.73%) Google