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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Wales
Rank 63 73 71
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 37 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.35% 2.16% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.19% 5.89% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 34 28 32
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 452 509 485
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.90% 36.65% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 390 419 412
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,003 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 March 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 March 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 +4 22 £41,500 +10.66% 3
West Wales +2 8 £40,000 +6.66%
North Wales +1 5 £22,500 -30.76% 1
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 86 (98.85%) .NET
2 80 (91.95%) C#
3 77 (88.51%) ASP.NET
4 75 (86.21%) SQL Server
5 74 (85.06%) MVC
6 68 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (68.97%) HTML
8 58 (66.67%) Microsoft
8 58 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 51 (58.62%) Scrum
10 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
10 46 (52.87%) .NET Framework
11 45 (51.72%) SQL
12 44 (50.57%) CSS
13 35 (40.23%) MS Excel
13 35 (40.23%) TDD
13 35 (40.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (36.78%) Windows
15 31 (35.63%) XML
15 31 (35.63%) OO
15 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
16 30 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (29.89%) jQuery
18 25 (28.74%) AngularJS
18 25 (28.74%) RESTful
19 24 (27.59%) WPF
20 23 (26.44%) Web Development
20 23 (26.44%) Web Services
20 23 (26.44%) Entity Framework

WCF
Top Related 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 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.45%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.45%) CMS
2 3 (3.45%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.15%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (40.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (86.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (11.49%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.05%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.75%) Big Data
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.30%) MySQL
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
2 21 (24.14%) Visual Studio
3 17 (19.54%) Mercurial
3 17 (19.54%) Subversion
4 14 (16.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.49%) TeamCity
6 7 (8.05%) NUnit
7 6 (6.90%) MSTest
8 4 (4.60%) Moq
8 4 (4.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.30%) GitLab
10 2 (2.30%) MbUnit
10 2 (2.30%) Selenium
10 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.15%) NMock
11 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (83.91%) Developer
2 44 (50.57%) .NET Developer
3 30 (34.48%) C# Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Junior
4 12 (13.79%) Junior .NET Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Junior Developer
5 11 (12.64%) .NET Software Developer
5 11 (12.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Software Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Analyst
6 10 (11.49%) Analyst Programmer
6 10 (11.49%) Programmer
7 9 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Graduate
10 6 (6.90%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Graduate Developer
11 5 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (98.85%) .NET
2 77 (88.51%) ASP.NET
3 60 (68.97%) HTML
4 58 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (52.87%) .NET Framework
6 44 (50.57%) CSS
7 35 (40.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (35.63%) XML
9 26 (29.89%) jQuery
10 25 (28.74%) AngularJS
10 25 (28.74%) RESTful
11 24 (27.59%) WPF
12 23 (26.44%) Entity Framework
12 23 (26.44%) Web Services
13 20 (22.99%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 17 (19.54%) NHibernate
15 15 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 15 (17.24%) WinForms
16 14 (16.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (19.54%) Mobile App
3 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.64%) NHS
4 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Reference Data
6 4 (4.60%) User Experience
7 3 (3.45%) Social Media
8 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.30%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.15%) EPoS
9 1 (1.15%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Android
2 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (85.06%) MVC
2 68 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (58.62%) Scrum
4 35 (40.23%) TDD
5 31 (35.63%) OO
6 30 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (26.44%) Web Development
8 22 (25.29%) Automated Testing
9 21 (24.14%) Kanban
9 21 (24.14%) Unit Testing
10 19 (21.84%) MVVM
10 19 (21.84%) OOP
11 15 (17.24%) BDD
11 15 (17.24%) Use Case
12 13 (14.94%) Mentoring
13 11 (12.64%) Coaching
13 11 (12.64%) Informatics
14 8 (9.20%) DevOps
14 8 (9.20%) Web Application Development
15 7 (8.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 80 (91.95%) C#
2 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
3 45 (51.72%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 12 (13.79%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.75%) VB
7 4 (4.60%) Ruby
8 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) C
9 1 (1.15%) Java
9 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 58 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) RedGate
3 4 (4.60%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.30%) IFS
5 2 (2.30%) SAP
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