Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 77 97
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20 -2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 37 67 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.93% 3.17% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.32% 8.99% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 36 64 51
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £34,375 £29,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 696 745 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 36.38% 35.21% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 565 687 858
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £23,675
90th Percentile £57,978 £55,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 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
South Wales -11 23 £43,000 +10.26% 4
West Wales +11 14 £40,000 - 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Wales region with a requirement for WCF.

1 37 (100.00%) C#
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (78.38%) MVC
4 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
5 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
6 19 (51.35%) TDD
7 17 (45.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
8 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (43.24%) RESTful
8 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
9 15 (40.54%) Scrum
10 14 (37.84%) BDD
10 14 (37.84%) NoSQL
11 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
11 13 (35.14%) Node.js
11 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 13 (35.14%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
11 13 (35.14%) Ruby
11 13 (35.14%) Code First Entity Framework
12 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
13 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
13 10 (27.03%) AngularJS
14 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (24.32%) SQL
14 9 (24.32%) CSS
15 8 (21.62%) SOAP

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 5 (13.51%) CMS
1 5 (13.51%) Umbraco
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) GitHub
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (45.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (37.84%) NoSQL
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.70%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.41%) NUnit
5 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) MbUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.70%) MSTest
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (97.30%) Developer
2 27 (72.97%) .NET Developer
3 19 (51.35%) C# Developer
4 18 (48.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 14 (37.84%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (37.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
9 2 (5.41%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (5.41%) CRM Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.41%) WCF Developer
10 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Lead C# Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
3 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
4 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (43.24%) RESTful
5 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 13 (35.14%) Code First Entity Framework
5 13 (35.14%) Entity Framework
5 13 (35.14%) Node.js
6 10 (27.03%) AngularJS
7 9 (24.32%) CSS
8 8 (21.62%) HTML
8 8 (21.62%) SOAP
9 6 (16.22%) jQuery
10 5 (13.51%) XSLT
11 4 (10.81%) XML
12 3 (8.11%) Ionic Framework
12 3 (8.11%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.81%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (78.38%) MVC
3 19 (51.35%) TDD
4 15 (40.54%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) BDD
6 13 (35.14%) Web Application Development
7 6 (16.22%) DevOps
7 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 5 (13.51%) OO
8 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.81%) API Development
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) SOLID
10 3 (8.11%) Task Automation
10 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment
11 2 (5.41%) Critical Thinking
11 2 (5.41%) CRM
11 2 (5.41%) Decision-Making
11 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) Ruby
3 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.81%) XPath
7 3 (8.11%) C
8 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) SAP