Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 122 129
Rank change year-on-year -46 +7 +46
Permanent jobs citing WCF 57 119 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.11% 2.14% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.67% 5.27% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 46 96 52
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 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 2,132 2,258 1,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.65% 40.53% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,432 1,533 1,135
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,500 £59,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -30 37 £50,000 - 9
Edinburgh -10 11 £45,000 +18.42% 2
West Lothian -13 8 £36,000 -11.11% 2
Aberdeen -14 1 £40,000 +23.08% 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 56 (98.25%) .NET
2 55 (96.49%) C#
3 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (75.44%) SQL Server
5 38 (66.67%) SQL
6 33 (57.89%) Web Services
7 27 (47.37%) ASP.NET
8 23 (40.35%) MVC
9 22 (38.60%) Scrum
9 22 (38.60%) Banking
9 22 (38.60%) LINQ
10 18 (31.58%) TDD
11 16 (28.07%) .NET Framework
12 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (24.56%) REST
13 14 (24.56%) jQuery
14 13 (22.81%) WebSphere
14 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
14 13 (22.81%) Gherkin
14 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (22.81%) Finance
14 13 (22.81%) OOP
15 12 (21.05%) HTML
15 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
15 12 (21.05%) WPF
16 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
17 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
17 10 (17.54%) CSS
18 9 (15.79%) Asset Management

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 (22.81%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (75.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
2 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.51%) Subversion
5 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (38.60%) Banking
2 13 (22.81%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Military
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 46 (80.70%) .NET Developer
3 22 (38.60%) C# Developer
4 21 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 19 (33.33%) Senior Developer
6 13 (22.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 13 (22.81%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Lead Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Lead .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Graduate
9 3 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (98.25%) .NET
2 33 (57.89%) Web Services
3 27 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 22 (38.60%) LINQ
5 16 (28.07%) .NET Framework
6 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (24.56%) jQuery
7 14 (24.56%) REST
8 13 (22.81%) Gherkin
9 12 (21.05%) HTML
9 12 (21.05%) WPF
10 10 (17.54%) CSS
11 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
12 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (14.04%) Entity Framework
13 6 (10.53%) Ember.js
13 6 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (8.77%) WinForms
15 4 (7.02%) Ajax
16 3 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.02%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) MVC
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 18 (31.58%) TDD
5 13 (22.81%) OOP
6 9 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) SOLID
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.77%) ERP
9 5 (8.77%) Web Application Development
10 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
10 4 (7.02%) Workflow
11 3 (5.26%) Data Analytics
11 3 (5.26%) DevOps
11 3 (5.26%) Microservices
11 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
11 3 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (96.49%) C#
2 38 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Java
6 2 (3.51%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (1.75%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.26%) Google