Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 53 70
Rank change year-on-year -63 +17 +1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 19 97 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.94% 4.73% 3.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 13.84% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 93 89
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £23,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £50,625 £49,750 £47,100
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,915 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.03% -

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 706 701 1,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.04% 34.16% 39.44%
Number of salaries quoted 584 626 925
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,351 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,875 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -50 17 £44,000 +25.71% 2
West Wales -6 2 £33,750 -15.63% 3
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) TDD
4 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
5 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
7 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 6 (31.58%) XML
8 6 (31.58%) XSLT
8 6 (31.58%) MVC
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) XPath
9 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) SOAP
9 5 (26.32%) Oracle
9 5 (26.32%) API Development
9 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
9 5 (26.32%) REST
9 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server

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 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Big Data
5 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (5.26%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.26%) MbUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
6 1 (5.26%) MSTest
6 1 (5.26%) NUnit
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (15.79%) WCF Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (31.58%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) XSLT
5 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
5 5 (26.32%) REST
5 5 (26.32%) SOAP
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
8 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
8 2 (10.53%) Node.js
9 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
9 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (5.26%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) BBC
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.26%) Fintech
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (31.58%) MVC
7 5 (26.32%) API Development
7 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) Code Optimisation
8 4 (21.05%) Kanban
8 4 (21.05%) OO
9 3 (15.79%) BDD
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
9 3 (15.79%) Pair Programming
9 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 2 (10.53%) Critical Thinking
10 2 (10.53%) DevOps
10 2 (10.53%) SDLC
10 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) XPath
5 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) C
7 2 (10.53%) Ruby
8 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Sony
3 1 (5.26%) Yahoo!