Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 78 81
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 22 32 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.45% 2.23% 2.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.80% 6.31% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 57
South Wales median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.67% -1.32% +6.29%
10th Percentile £32,450 £29,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,875 £52,500 £48,550
Wales median annual salary £43,500 £39,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +11.54% +3.31% +0.67%

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 579 507 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 38.12% 35.36% 34.59%
Number of salaries quoted 485 477 694
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,600 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -9 20 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Caerphilly - 2 £44,000 - 1
WCF
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 9 (40.91%) MVC
8 8 (36.36%) SQL
8 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (31.82%) TDD
9 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (27.27%) HTML
10 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 6 (27.27%) CSS
10 6 (27.27%) SOAP
10 6 (27.27%) XML
10 6 (27.27%) XSLT
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
10 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
11 5 (22.73%) API Development
11 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (22.73%) XPath
12 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
12 4 (18.18%) OO
12 4 (18.18%) SDLC

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 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (13.64%) WCF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) SOAP
3 6 (27.27%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) XSLT
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 1 (4.55%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (4.55%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) MVC
4 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (31.82%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) API Development
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (13.64%) Decision-Making
9 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
9 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) Task Automation
10 2 (9.09%) CRM
10 2 (9.09%) DevOps
10 2 (9.09%) Kanban
10 2 (9.09%) Release Management
10 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) XPath
5 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (13.64%) C
7 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle