The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 63 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 32 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.05% 2.03% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.36% 5.08% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 3
Median salary £42,000 £42,250 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +53.63%  
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 Somerset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 309 256 240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 48.74% 40.00% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 266 233 225
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

WCF
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in Somerset.

Salary trend for WCF in Somerset

WCF
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Bath +11 18 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Portishead - 3 £45,000 -
Taunton -13 1 £49,056 +30.81%
WCF
South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Somerset region with a requirement for WCF.

1 50 (100.00%) C#
2 48 (96.00%) MVC
3 46 (92.00%) .NET
4 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
6 30 (60.00%) TDD
7 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (58.00%) Entity Framework
8 27 (54.00%) .NET Framework
8 27 (54.00%) WPF
8 27 (54.00%) Unit Testing
9 24 (48.00%) SQL
10 23 (46.00%) WinForms
11 22 (44.00%) Scrum
11 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
11 22 (44.00%) HTML
12 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
13 20 (40.00%) RESTful
14 18 (36.00%) T-SQL
15 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
15 17 (34.00%) Software Engineering
16 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 15 (30.00%) Moq
17 15 (30.00%) NHibernate
18 14 (28.00%) NUnit
19 13 (26.00%) Web Services
19 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET Web API
20 12 (24.00%) Line Management
20 12 (24.00%) Web Application Development

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Moq
2 14 (28.00%) NUnit
3 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.00%) JUnit
5 4 (8.00%) Mockito
5 4 (8.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (74.00%) Developer
2 33 (66.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (34.00%) Software Engineer
4 13 (26.00%) C# Developer
5 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 10 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 10 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 9 (18.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (16.00%) Social Media Developer
8 7 (14.00%) .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (12.00%) Lead Software Engineer
9 6 (12.00%) SQL Developer
10 5 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (8.00%) Agile .NET Developer
11 4 (8.00%) Agile C# Developer
11 4 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (8.00%) Lead Software Developer
11 4 (8.00%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (92.00%) .NET
2 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 29 (58.00%) Entity Framework
4 27 (54.00%) .NET Framework
4 27 (54.00%) WPF
5 23 (46.00%) WinForms
6 22 (44.00%) HTML
7 20 (40.00%) RESTful
8 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 15 (30.00%) NHibernate
10 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 13 (26.00%) Web Services
11 12 (24.00%) XML
11 12 (24.00%) XSLT
12 11 (22.00%) CSS
13 9 (18.00%) jQuery
14 8 (16.00%) Node.js
15 6 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) BBC
1 8 (16.00%) Social Media
2 4 (8.00%) Streaming Music
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Android
1 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (96.00%) MVC
2 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (60.00%) TDD
4 27 (54.00%) Unit Testing
5 22 (44.00%) Scrum
6 17 (34.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (24.00%) BDD
7 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.00%) Line Management
7 12 (24.00%) Process Management
7 12 (24.00%) Web Application Development
7 12 (24.00%) Workflow
8 8 (16.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Service Management
10 5 (10.00%) Android Development
10 5 (10.00%) iOS Development
10 5 (10.00%) Kanban
10 5 (10.00%) Release Management
10 5 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (48.00%) SQL
3 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (36.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (24.00%) XPath
5 12 (24.00%) XQuery
6 10 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (16.00%) Ruby
8 6 (12.00%) VB.NET
9 5 (10.00%) C
9 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (4.00%) VB
11 1 (2.00%) C++
11 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Apple
2 8 (16.00%) Facebook
2 8 (16.00%) Google
2 8 (16.00%) Sony
2 8 (16.00%) Yahoo!
3 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
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