Period
to 25 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 124 174
Rank change year-on-year +16 +50 -77
Permanent jobs citing WCF 125 76 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.24% 1.65% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.58% 4.25% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 106 63 54
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £51,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £46,230
% change year-on-year +1.11% -2.66% +2.73%

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 2,240 1,788 2,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.11% 38.82% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 1,147 1,411
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,350 £60,000 £57,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 25 February 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 February 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 +29 88 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Edinburgh -35 18 £38,000 -10.59%
Aberdeen -4 9 £32,500 -16.67% 1
West Lothian -6 8 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Fife - 1 £35,000 -
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 120 (96.00%) C#
1 120 (96.00%) .NET
2 96 (76.80%) ASP.NET
3 89 (71.20%) MVC
4 86 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (68.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 73 (58.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 72 (57.60%) SQL Server
7 71 (56.80%) .NET Framework
8 64 (51.20%) Git (software)
9 61 (48.80%) NoSQL
10 56 (44.80%) TDD
11 55 (44.00%) Node.js
12 51 (40.80%) BDD
13 50 (40.00%) Entity Framework
13 50 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 49 (39.20%) SQL Server 2016
14 49 (39.20%) RESTful
15 48 (38.40%) Web Application Development
16 47 (37.60%) Ruby
17 38 (30.40%) React
18 36 (28.80%) HTML
19 35 (28.00%) Code First Entity Framework
20 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
21 30 (24.00%) CSS
22 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
23 27 (21.60%) SQL
24 26 (20.80%) JSON
24 26 (20.80%) Enterprise Software
25 25 (20.00%) Facebook

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 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.00%) npm
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (5.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.80%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (4.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) HTTP
2 5 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (57.60%) SQL Server
2 61 (48.80%) NoSQL
3 49 (39.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (6.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.40%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (6.40%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (51.20%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.00%) Babel
2 15 (12.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (12.00%) webpack
3 10 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.20%) Moq
5 6 (4.80%) Log4Net
5 6 (4.80%) NUnit
6 4 (3.20%) Selenium
6 4 (3.20%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.80%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.00%) Advertising
2 7 (5.60%) Banking
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 112 (89.60%) Developer
2 75 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 36 (28.80%) C# Developer
4 27 (21.60%) Senior Developer
5 21 (16.80%) Full Stack Developer
6 20 (16.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 20 (16.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 13 (10.40%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.20%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
11 5 (4.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
12 4 (3.20%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 4 (3.20%) .NET Programmer
12 4 (3.20%) C# Application Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Desktop Support
12 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (96.00%) .NET
2 96 (76.80%) ASP.NET
3 86 (68.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 73 (58.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 71 (56.80%) .NET Framework
6 55 (44.00%) Node.js
7 50 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 50 (40.00%) Entity Framework
8 49 (39.20%) RESTful
9 38 (30.40%) React
10 36 (28.80%) HTML
11 35 (28.00%) Code First Entity Framework
12 30 (24.00%) CSS
13 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
14 26 (20.80%) JSON
15 21 (16.80%) CSS3
15 21 (16.80%) Ember.js
16 20 (16.00%) Dojo
16 20 (16.00%) SVG
17 15 (12.00%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.20%) Social Network
3 6 (4.80%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.40%) Windows
2 4 (3.20%) Unix
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (71.20%) MVC
2 86 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (44.80%) TDD
4 51 (40.80%) BDD
5 48 (38.40%) Web Application Development
6 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (12.00%) OO
8 14 (11.20%) Microservices
9 12 (9.60%) SDLC
9 12 (9.60%) SOLID
10 11 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.80%) Scrum
11 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 9 (7.20%) API Development
12 9 (7.20%) OOP
13 8 (6.40%) Analytics
13 8 (6.40%) Data Analytics
13 8 (6.40%) Multithreading
13 8 (6.40%) SOA
14 7 (5.60%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 120 (96.00%) C#
2 47 (37.60%) Ruby
3 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
4 27 (21.60%) SQL
5 9 (7.20%) ES6
6 5 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.20%) Python
8 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.60%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.80%) C++
10 1 (0.80%) Delphi
10 1 (0.80%) VB
10 1 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.20%) Degree
3 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Facebook
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.60%) Google
4 2 (1.60%) Xamarin