Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 75 98
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 -4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 57 68 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.15% 3.32% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.30% 8.19% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 55 62 56
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £22,500 £27,125
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £44,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 687 830 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 37.93% 40.49% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 561 724 815
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,724 £50,850
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
West Wales +16 27 £40,000 - 1
South Wales +7 26 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North Wales -8 4 £40,000 -
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 57 (100.00%) C#
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (89.47%) MVC
4 44 (77.19%) ASP.NET
5 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
6 36 (63.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (56.14%) RESTful
9 31 (54.39%) .NET Framework
10 28 (49.12%) TDD
10 28 (49.12%) Git (software)
10 28 (49.12%) Entity Framework
11 27 (47.37%) BDD
11 27 (47.37%) NoSQL
11 27 (47.37%) Scrum
12 26 (45.61%) Node.js
13 25 (43.86%) Code First Entity Framework
13 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 25 (43.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 25 (43.86%) Web Application Development
13 25 (43.86%) Ruby
14 21 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (35.09%) AngularJS
16 19 (33.33%) HTML
17 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
18 17 (29.82%) CSS
19 14 (24.56%) SOAP
20 12 (21.05%) jQuery
21 11 (19.30%) SQL

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 9 (15.79%) CMS
1 9 (15.79%) Umbraco
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) SaaS
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (47.37%) NoSQL
3 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.75%) Big Data
7 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.77%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.26%) NUnit
5 3 (5.26%) Selenium
5 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.51%) MbUnit
6 2 (3.51%) MSTest
7 1 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (14.04%) Marketing
2 6 (10.53%) Games
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 4 (7.02%) Electronics
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (92.98%) Developer
2 49 (85.96%) .NET Developer
3 28 (49.12%) C# .NET Developer
3 28 (49.12%) C# Developer
4 26 (45.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 25 (43.86%) ASP.NET Developer
5 25 (43.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (14.04%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) CRM Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (77.19%) ASP.NET
3 36 (63.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 32 (56.14%) RESTful
6 31 (54.39%) .NET Framework
7 28 (49.12%) Entity Framework
8 26 (45.61%) Node.js
9 25 (43.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 25 (43.86%) Code First Entity Framework
10 20 (35.09%) AngularJS
11 19 (33.33%) HTML
12 17 (29.82%) CSS
13 14 (24.56%) SOAP
14 12 (21.05%) jQuery
15 7 (12.28%) Ionic Framework
15 7 (12.28%) REST
16 5 (8.77%) Ajax
17 4 (7.02%) JSON
17 4 (7.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.53%) Fintech
3 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Android
1 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (89.47%) MVC
3 28 (49.12%) TDD
4 27 (47.37%) BDD
4 27 (47.37%) Scrum
5 25 (43.86%) Web Application Development
6 10 (17.54%) DevOps
6 10 (17.54%) SDLC
7 5 (8.77%) OO
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.02%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (7.02%) OOD
8 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.26%) SOLID
9 3 (5.26%) Web Development
10 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.51%) CRM
10 2 (3.51%) Test-First Development
10 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (43.86%) Ruby
3 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.26%) VB
6 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.75%) Groovy
7 1 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore