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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 124 115
Rank change year-on-year +43 -9  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 61 32 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.55% 1.09% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.87% 2.97% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57 28 37
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,550 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1039 1076 1192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.36% 36.52% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 656 666 737
Median salary £40,000 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 29 £42,500 +24.08% 3
Glasgow +17 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Lothian +2 12 £36,500 -27.00%
Aberdeen +3 1 £35,000 -12.50%
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WCF.

1 103 (100.00%) C#
2 100 (97.09%) .NET
3 96 (93.20%) ASP.NET
4 89 (86.41%) MVC
5 80 (77.67%) SQL Server
6 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (68.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 59 (57.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (54.37%) .NET Framework
10 53 (51.46%) NoSQL
11 51 (49.51%) Git (software)
12 48 (46.60%) Entity Framework
13 43 (41.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 41 (39.81%) Node.js
14 41 (39.81%) BDD
14 41 (39.81%) Web Application Development
14 41 (39.81%) RESTful
14 41 (39.81%) TDD
14 41 (39.81%) Ruby
14 41 (39.81%) JavaScript
15 40 (38.83%) Code First Entity Framework
16 38 (36.89%) SQL
17 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
18 29 (28.16%) SQL Server 2016
19 28 (27.18%) AngularJS
20 22 (21.36%) Finance
21 21 (20.39%) HTML
21 21 (20.39%) CSS
21 21 (20.39%) Software Engineering
22 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) GitHub
3 5 (4.85%) iPaaS
3 5 (4.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (77.67%) SQL Server
2 53 (51.46%) NoSQL
3 29 (28.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (17.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (16.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (5.83%) MySQL
9 5 (4.85%) ArangoDB
10 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.97%) Big Data
11 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 51 (49.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
3 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.85%) JUnit
3 5 (4.85%) Maven
3 5 (4.85%) NSubstitute
4 4 (3.88%) Moq
4 4 (3.88%) NUnit
4 4 (3.88%) Subversion
4 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.94%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.94%) Trac
6 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (21.36%) Finance
2 12 (11.65%) Marketing
3 11 (10.68%) Games
4 9 (8.74%) Advertising
5 7 (6.80%) Local Government
6 6 (5.83%) Banking
7 5 (4.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (94.17%) Developer
2 84 (81.55%) .NET Developer
3 33 (32.04%) C# Developer
4 32 (31.07%) .NET Software Developer
5 28 (27.18%) Software Developer
6 26 (25.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 18 (17.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (13.59%) Senior Developer
11 10 (9.71%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (6.80%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (4.85%) Senior .NET Software Developer
13 5 (4.85%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 5 (4.85%) Senior Software Developer
14 4 (3.88%) C# Software Developer
14 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
15 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Developer
15 3 (2.91%) Web Developer
16 2 (1.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (97.09%) .NET
2 96 (93.20%) ASP.NET
3 71 (68.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 59 (57.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 56 (54.37%) .NET Framework
6 48 (46.60%) Entity Framework
7 43 (41.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 41 (39.81%) Node.js
8 41 (39.81%) RESTful
9 40 (38.83%) Code First Entity Framework
10 28 (27.18%) AngularJS
11 21 (20.39%) CSS
11 21 (20.39%) HTML
12 19 (18.45%) jQuery
13 17 (16.50%) XML
14 12 (11.65%) Web Services
15 11 (10.68%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (10.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (7.77%) Ajax
16 8 (7.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.83%) Algorithms
2 6 (5.83%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.97%) Fintech
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.91%) Android
1 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (86.41%) MVC
2 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (39.81%) BDD
3 41 (39.81%) TDD
3 41 (39.81%) Web Application Development
4 21 (20.39%) Software Engineering
5 13 (12.62%) SDLC
6 9 (8.74%) OO
7 6 (5.83%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (5.83%) Mobile Development
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.85%) Scrum
9 4 (3.88%) DSDM
9 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.88%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.91%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.91%) Web Development
11 2 (1.94%) Refactoring
11 2 (1.94%) Release Management
11 2 (1.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 103 (100.00%) C#
2 41 (39.81%) JavaScript
2 41 (39.81%) Ruby
3 38 (36.89%) SQL
4 12 (11.65%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.68%) VB
6 9 (8.74%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.83%) Java
8 5 (4.85%) XPath
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.97%) MCP
Vendors
1 33 (32.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Facebook
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) Xamarin
4 5 (4.85%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.94%) Nintex
5 2 (1.94%) Twitter
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe
6 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.97%) Telerik
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Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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