Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 71 72
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 103 87 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.95% 3.29% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.11% 8.66% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 100 88 88
Wales median annual salary £39,000 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.86% -5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £23,725 £24,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £48,875 £47,150 £51,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 730 1005 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.08% 38.01% 38.45%
Number of salaries quoted 665 910 894
Wales median annual salary £39,351 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +17 55 £35,000 -
West Wales 0 30 £40,000 - 1
North Wales +14 18 £40,000 -11.11% 2
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 101 (98.06%) .NET
2 94 (91.26%) C#
3 87 (84.47%) MVC
4 83 (80.58%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (71.84%) ASP.NET
6 69 (66.99%) SQL Server
7 63 (61.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 53 (51.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (45.63%) TDD
10 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
10 40 (38.83%) RESTful
11 36 (34.95%) Entity Framework
11 36 (34.95%) Node.js
12 35 (33.98%) BDD
12 35 (33.98%) Web Application Development
13 33 (32.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 32 (31.07%) Ruby
14 32 (31.07%) Git (software)
15 31 (30.10%) HTML
15 31 (30.10%) JavaScript
16 30 (29.13%) NoSQL
17 29 (28.16%) WPF
18 28 (27.18%) Scrum
19 27 (26.21%) CSS
19 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
19 27 (26.21%) AngularJS
19 27 (26.21%) SQL Server 2016
20 26 (25.24%) Code First Entity Framework
20 26 (25.24%) SQL
21 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure

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 12 (11.65%) CMS
2 10 (9.71%) Umbraco
3 9 (8.74%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (5.83%) IIS
6 3 (2.91%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.97%) Mule
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.85%) IaaS
3 5 (4.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
4 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) HTTP
2 3 (2.91%) Hyperconnected
2 3 (2.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (66.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (29.13%) NoSQL
3 27 (26.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (8.74%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.91%) Big Data
6 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.97%) DB2
8 1 (0.97%) Redis
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (31.07%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (9.71%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.74%) NUnit
5 8 (7.77%) Moq
5 8 (7.77%) MSTest
6 3 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.91%) Subversion
6 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.94%) Selenium
7 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.97%) NMock
General
1 12 (11.65%) Marketing
2 11 (10.68%) Games
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Finance
5 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (87.38%) Developer
2 66 (64.08%) .NET Developer
3 36 (34.95%) C# Developer
4 27 (26.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (18.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (15.53%) .NET Software Developer
7 16 (15.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (14.56%) Junior
8 15 (14.56%) Junior Developer
9 11 (10.68%) Junior .NET Developer
9 11 (10.68%) Senior Developer
10 9 (8.74%) Graduate
10 9 (8.74%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 9 (8.74%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (8.74%) Software Developer
11 8 (7.77%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (6.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (4.85%) CRM Developer
13 5 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (98.06%) .NET
2 74 (71.84%) ASP.NET
3 63 (61.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 53 (51.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
5 40 (38.83%) RESTful
6 36 (34.95%) Entity Framework
6 36 (34.95%) Node.js
7 33 (32.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 31 (30.10%) HTML
9 29 (28.16%) WPF
10 27 (26.21%) AngularJS
10 27 (26.21%) CSS
11 26 (25.24%) Code First Entity Framework
12 19 (18.45%) jQuery
13 14 (13.59%) Web Services
14 12 (11.65%) WinForms
15 10 (9.71%) KnockoutJS
16 9 (8.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (8.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.85%) Fintech
3 5 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.91%) User Experience
5 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Android
2 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (84.47%) MVC
2 83 (80.58%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (45.63%) TDD
4 35 (33.98%) BDD
4 35 (33.98%) Web Application Development
5 28 (27.18%) Scrum
6 16 (15.53%) SDLC
7 14 (13.59%) Web Development
8 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
9 9 (8.74%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (8.74%) Kanban
10 8 (7.77%) CRM
10 8 (7.77%) ITIL
10 8 (7.77%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.77%) SOLID
11 7 (6.80%) DevOps
11 7 (6.80%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.83%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.83%) OO
12 6 (5.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (91.26%) C#
2 32 (31.07%) Ruby
3 31 (30.10%) JavaScript
4 26 (25.24%) SQL
5 6 (5.83%) F#
5 6 (5.83%) Java
6 5 (4.85%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.91%) C
8 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.94%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Degree
2 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Kibana
2 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Google
3 7 (6.80%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.88%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) Teradata