Period
to 20 November 2018

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 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 55 76
Rank change year-on-year -46 +21 -3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 20 55 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.23% 3.89% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.20% 10.52% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18 53 62
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - -2.10%
10th Percentile £36,000 £21,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £53,625 £50,000 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £39,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -4.00%

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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 625 523 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 38.41% 36.99% 36.74%
Number of salaries quoted 529 481 722
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,750 £22,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,349 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Cardiff -34 16 £45,000 +28.57%
Caerphilly - 4 £44,000 -
WCF
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Scrum
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (45.00%) TDD
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (35.00%) MVC
8 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (30.00%) XML
9 6 (30.00%) XSLT
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (25.00%) REST
10 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (25.00%) API Development
10 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (25.00%) XPath
10 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (25.00%) CSS
10 5 (25.00%) SOAP
10 5 (25.00%) HTML
10 5 (25.00%) Oracle

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 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) RavenDB
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (15.00%) WCF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Release Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (30.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) XSLT
4 5 (25.00%) CSS
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) REST
4 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (15.00%) jQuery
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (10.00%) Web Services
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (45.00%) TDD
5 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (35.00%) MVC
7 5 (25.00%) API Development
7 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (20.00%) Code Optimisation
8 4 (20.00%) Kanban
8 4 (20.00%) OO
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (15.00%) Decision-Making
9 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
9 3 (15.00%) Task Automation
10 2 (10.00%) Change Management
10 2 (10.00%) Release Management
10 2 (10.00%) SDLC
10 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) XPath
4 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle