Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 145 162
Rank change year-on-year +23 +17 -56
Permanent jobs citing WCF 104 62 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.85% 1.24% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.67% 3.23% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 84 55 62
Scotland median annual salary £45,415 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.54% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,800
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -

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 2227 1918 2253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.57% 38.28% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1246 1423
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,875 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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 +4 51 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Edinburgh +4 34 £38,000 -10.59% 2
Aberdeen +7 12 £32,500 -16.67% 1
West Lothian -8 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £46,250 -
Renfrewshire +7 1 £27,500 -38.89%
Highlands - 1 £55,000 -
Fife - 1 £35,000 -
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 104 (100.00%) C#
2 103 (99.04%) .NET
3 84 (80.77%) ASP.NET
4 76 (73.08%) MVC
5 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (70.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 66 (63.46%) SQL Server
7 63 (60.58%) .NET Framework
8 49 (47.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (44.23%) Git (software)
10 42 (40.38%) CSS
10 42 (40.38%) HTML
11 41 (39.42%) Entity Framework
12 40 (38.46%) TDD
13 38 (36.54%) NoSQL
14 36 (34.62%) BDD
14 36 (34.62%) RESTful
15 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
15 35 (33.65%) Node.js
15 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 34 (32.69%) SQL Server 2016
17 33 (31.73%) AngularJS
18 32 (30.77%) Web Application Development
18 32 (30.77%) Code First Entity Framework
18 32 (30.77%) Ruby
19 29 (27.88%) React
20 25 (24.04%) CSS3
21 24 (23.08%) Ember.js
22 23 (22.12%) SQL
23 22 (21.15%) SVG

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 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.85%) npm
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (63.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (36.54%) NoSQL
3 34 (32.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.81%) CouchDB
5 5 (4.81%) DocumentDB
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.85%) MySQL
7 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (44.23%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.69%) Selenium
3 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.85%) Babel
4 4 (3.85%) JIRA
4 4 (3.85%) Moq
4 4 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (3.85%) webpack
5 1 (0.96%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.46%) Advertising
1 14 (13.46%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (84.62%) Developer
2 54 (51.92%) .NET Developer
3 40 (38.46%) C# Developer
4 34 (32.69%) Senior Developer
5 27 (25.96%) Senior C# Developer
6 23 (22.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (21.15%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 15 (14.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
9 12 (11.54%) Software Developer
10 11 (10.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (9.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (8.65%) Analyst
13 8 (7.69%) .NET Analyst Programmer
13 8 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
13 8 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
13 8 (7.69%) Programmer
14 7 (6.73%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (99.04%) .NET
2 84 (80.77%) ASP.NET
3 73 (70.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 63 (60.58%) .NET Framework
5 49 (47.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 42 (40.38%) CSS
6 42 (40.38%) HTML
7 41 (39.42%) Entity Framework
8 36 (34.62%) RESTful
9 35 (33.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 35 (33.65%) Node.js
10 33 (31.73%) AngularJS
11 32 (30.77%) Code First Entity Framework
12 29 (27.88%) React
13 25 (24.04%) CSS3
14 24 (23.08%) Ember.js
15 22 (21.15%) Dojo
15 22 (21.15%) JSON
15 22 (21.15%) SVG
16 9 (8.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.58%) Social Network
3 5 (4.81%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (73.08%) MVC
2 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (38.46%) TDD
4 36 (34.62%) BDD
5 32 (30.77%) Web Application Development
6 20 (19.23%) SDLC
7 19 (18.27%) OO
8 16 (15.38%) Scrum
9 15 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.54%) SOLID
11 8 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.73%) DevOps
13 6 (5.77%) Unit Testing
14 5 (4.81%) Analytics
14 5 (4.81%) Concurrent Programming
14 5 (4.81%) Data Analytics
14 5 (4.81%) Information Security
14 5 (4.81%) Microservices
14 5 (4.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 104 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
3 32 (30.77%) Ruby
4 23 (22.12%) SQL
5 9 (8.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.69%) Python
6 8 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.77%) VB
8 4 (3.85%) ES6
9 2 (1.92%) C++
9 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) Delphi
10 1 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) Facebook
3 5 (4.81%) Google
4 4 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle