The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 78 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 28 22 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.87% 1.71% 2.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.95% 5.12% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 31
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 352 430 456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 36.10% 33.41% 31.89%
Number of salaries quoted 322 387 368
Median salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,386
10% offered a salary of more than £52,163 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

WCF
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for WCF in Wales

WCF
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Wales

WCF
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
South Wales +11 12 £36,250 -5.84% 1
West Wales - 12 £38,750 - 1
North Wales - 3 £40,000 - 2
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 64 (98.46%) .NET
2 59 (90.77%) C#
3 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (80.00%) MVC
5 46 (70.77%) SQL Server
5 46 (70.77%) ASP.NET
6 36 (55.38%) JavaScript
7 33 (50.77%) HTML
7 33 (50.77%) Scrum
7 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
8 28 (43.08%) CSS
9 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (36.92%) SQL
11 22 (33.85%) TDD
12 20 (30.77%) WPF
12 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
12 20 (30.77%) AngularJS
13 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
14 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
14 17 (26.15%) BDD
15 16 (24.62%) jQuery
16 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (23.08%) Visual Studio
17 14 (21.54%) Web Services
17 14 (21.54%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (20.00%) CSS3
18 13 (20.00%) HTML5
19 12 (18.46%) Web Development
20 11 (16.92%) RESTful

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (9.23%) CMS
1 6 (9.23%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) GitHub
4 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (70.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) MongoDB
2 9 (13.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (7.69%) Big Data
5 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.08%) MySQL
7 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.54%) Power BI
7 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.23%) Mercurial
4 6 (9.23%) NUnit
4 6 (9.23%) TeamCity
5 5 (7.69%) MSTest
5 5 (7.69%) Subversion
6 3 (4.62%) Moq
6 3 (4.62%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (3.08%) GitLab
7 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.08%) MbUnit
7 2 (3.08%) Selenium
7 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.54%) NMock
8 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (80.00%) Developer
2 38 (58.46%) .NET Developer
3 17 (26.15%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.77%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Junior
6 7 (10.77%) Junior .NET Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Junior Developer
7 6 (9.23%) .NET Team Leader
7 6 (9.23%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.15%) CRM Officer
8 4 (6.15%) Graduate
8 4 (6.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Scrum Master
8 4 (6.15%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (98.46%) .NET
2 46 (70.77%) ASP.NET
3 33 (50.77%) HTML
4 28 (43.08%) CSS
5 25 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (36.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 20 (30.77%) WPF
8 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
9 16 (24.62%) jQuery
10 14 (21.54%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (21.54%) Web Services
11 13 (20.00%) CSS3
11 13 (20.00%) HTML5
12 11 (16.92%) Entity Framework
12 11 (16.92%) Node.js
12 11 (16.92%) RESTful
12 11 (16.92%) XML
13 10 (15.38%) Ajax
13 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (80.00%) MVC
3 33 (50.77%) Scrum
4 22 (33.85%) TDD
5 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 17 (26.15%) BDD
7 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (18.46%) Web Development
9 10 (15.38%) OO
10 9 (13.85%) Kanban
10 9 (13.85%) MVVM
10 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.85%) Web Application Development
11 8 (12.31%) DevOps
11 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
12 5 (7.69%) CRM
12 5 (7.69%) Mathematics
12 5 (7.69%) Open Source
13 4 (6.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 59 (90.77%) C#
2 36 (55.38%) JavaScript
3 24 (36.92%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) Ruby
5 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.15%) VB
6 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.62%) C
8 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) IFS
4 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Flintshire
Recann
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Flintshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago