Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 68 77
Rank change year-on-year -40 +9 -1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 28 70 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.38% 3.60% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.95% 10.40% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 26 67 76
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £33,125 £30,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,000 £48,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 709 673 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 34.96% 34.57% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 580 626 883
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.92% +6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -20 22 £44,500 +18.67% 1
West Wales -5 6 £40,000 - 4
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
4 15 (53.57%) TDD
4 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
5 13 (46.43%) MVC
5 13 (46.43%) Scrum
6 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (35.71%) SQL
9 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
9 9 (32.14%) Entity Framework
10 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (25.00%) RESTful
11 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (21.43%) BDD
12 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
12 6 (21.43%) Node.js
12 6 (21.43%) Ruby
12 6 (21.43%) Web Application Development
12 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (21.43%) XML
12 6 (21.43%) XSLT
12 6 (21.43%) Finance

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 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) RavenDB
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (17.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
6 4 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (10.71%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (10.71%) C# WCF Developer
7 3 (10.71%) WCF Developer
8 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
3 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (32.14%) Entity Framework
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.00%) RESTful
7 6 (21.43%) Node.js
7 6 (21.43%) XML
7 6 (21.43%) XSLT
8 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (17.86%) Code First Entity Framework
8 5 (17.86%) CSS
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 5 (17.86%) REST
8 5 (17.86%) SOAP
9 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 3 (10.71%) jQuery
11 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) MVC
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (21.43%) BDD
6 6 (21.43%) Web Application Development
7 5 (17.86%) API Development
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Code Optimisation
8 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 4 (14.29%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (10.71%) Decision-Making
9 3 (10.71%) Pair Programming
9 3 (10.71%) Task Automation
10 2 (7.14%) Critical Thinking
10 2 (7.14%) Release Management
10 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) Ruby
5 5 (17.86%) XPath
6 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.71%) C
8 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Facebook
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Sony
3 1 (3.57%) Yahoo!