The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 73 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 22 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.54% 2.26% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.36% 6.51% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 21
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,250 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £39,000 £39,500
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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 346 430 412
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 39.91% 34.71% 34.13%
Number of salaries quoted 310 358 353
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

WCF
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in South Wales

WCF
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cardiff +5 16 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Neath Port Talbot +12 2 £41,500 +10.66%
Bridgend - 2 £50,000 - 1
Newport - 2 £40,000 - 1
WCF
Wales

WCF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 47 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (91.49%) MVC
3 42 (89.36%) C#
4 40 (85.11%) SQL Server
4 40 (85.11%) ASP.NET
5 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
7 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
8 31 (65.96%) HTML
8 31 (65.96%) CSS
9 29 (61.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (59.57%) MS Excel
11 26 (55.32%) TDD
12 25 (53.19%) Scrum
13 21 (44.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (44.68%) .NET Framework
14 20 (42.55%) SQL
15 19 (40.43%) Unit Testing
16 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
17 16 (34.04%) AngularJS
18 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 14 (29.79%) KnockoutJS
19 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
19 14 (29.79%) XML
20 13 (27.66%) OO
20 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (27.66%) HTML5
20 13 (27.66%) jQuery
20 13 (27.66%) CSS3
21 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 3 (6.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) Commerce Server
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (59.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (85.11%) SQL Server
2 21 (44.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.64%) Big Data
4 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
2 13 (27.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) MbUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.26%) MSTest
5 2 (4.26%) NUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium
5 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.64%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (82.98%) Developer
2 30 (63.83%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Junior
3 8 (17.02%) Junior .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Junior Developer
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Analyst Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Programmer
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (85.11%) ASP.NET
3 31 (65.96%) CSS
3 31 (65.96%) HTML
4 29 (61.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (44.68%) .NET Framework
6 16 (34.04%) AngularJS
7 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 14 (29.79%) KnockoutJS
8 14 (29.79%) XML
9 13 (27.66%) CSS3
9 13 (27.66%) HTML5
9 13 (27.66%) jQuery
10 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (23.40%) WinForms
12 7 (14.89%) Node.js
12 7 (14.89%) XSLT
13 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 5 (10.64%) Vue.js
14 5 (10.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
1 11 (23.40%) NHS
2 4 (8.51%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Raspberry Pi
4 2 (4.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.13%) EPoS
5 1 (2.13%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (91.49%) MVC
2 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (55.32%) TDD
4 25 (53.19%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) Unit Testing
6 13 (27.66%) OO
7 11 (23.40%) BDD
7 11 (23.40%) Coaching
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (23.40%) Informatics
8 9 (19.15%) Mentoring
9 8 (17.02%) DevOps
10 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Open Source
11 5 (10.64%) Web Development
12 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
12 4 (8.51%) OOP
12 4 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (8.51%) SDLC
12 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 42 (89.36%) C#
2 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
3 20 (42.55%) SQL
4 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
5 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) Java
7 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) RedGate
3 4 (8.51%) Xamarin
4 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
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