The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 54 33 82
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +49
Permanent jobs citing WCF 73 124 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.38% 5.87% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.16% 19.02% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 62 122 23
Average salary £40,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
654 652 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.28% 30.89% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 561 602 479
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region.

WCF Salary Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 121 (96.03%) C#
2 115 (91.27%) .NET
3 93 (73.81%) ASP.NET
4 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 60 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 54 (42.86%) SQL
7 50 (39.68%) Web Services
8 44 (34.92%) MVC
9 43 (34.13%) TDD
10 42 (33.33%) WPF
11 41 (32.54%) HTML
12 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (28.57%) JavaScript
14 35 (27.78%) .NET Framework
15 33 (26.19%) SharePoint
16 32 (25.40%) CSS
16 32 (25.40%) XML
17 30 (23.81%) Degree
18 29 (23.02%) VB.NET
18 29 (23.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (23.02%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (22.22%) LINQ
20 27 (21.43%) Windows
21 24 (19.05%) MS Excel
21 24 (19.05%) HTML5
22 23 (18.25%) Scrum
23 22 (17.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 21 (16.67%) CRM
24 21 (16.67%) jQuery
25 20 (15.87%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.11%) Node.js
3 11 (8.73%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (7.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (19.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.94%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (23.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.56%) NUnit
4 7 (5.56%) Subversion
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (3.17%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.52%) Advertising
2 10 (7.94%) Finance
3 6 (4.76%) Banking
3 6 (4.76%) Law
4 5 (3.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.17%) Games
6 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.59%) Automotive
7 2 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 123 (97.62%) Developer
2 63 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 45 (35.71%) C# Developer
4 31 (24.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (15.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 18 (14.29%) Software Developer
8 12 (9.52%) CRM Developer
9 9 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Senior Software Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Web Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Applications Developer
11 7 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
13 5 (3.97%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 4 (3.17%) Systems Developer
14 4 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (91.27%) .NET
2 93 (73.81%) ASP.NET
3 50 (39.68%) Web Services
4 42 (33.33%) WPF
5 41 (32.54%) HTML
6 35 (27.78%) .NET Framework
7 32 (25.40%) XML
7 32 (25.40%) CSS
8 29 (23.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (22.22%) LINQ
10 24 (19.05%) HTML5
11 22 (17.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 21 (16.67%) jQuery
13 17 (13.49%) SOAP
14 15 (11.90%) WinForms
15 14 (11.11%) Silverlight
15 14 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (9.52%) RESTful
17 11 (8.73%) CSS3
18 10 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.35%) iPad
3 8 (6.35%) iPhone
4 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.38%) Physics
6 2 (1.59%) NHS
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Pocket PC
7 1 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.43%) Windows
2 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.92%) MVC
2 43 (34.13%) TDD
3 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (18.25%) Scrum
5 21 (16.67%) CRM
6 20 (15.87%) OO
7 19 (15.08%) E-Commerce
7 19 (15.08%) Web Application Development
8 14 (11.11%) BDD
9 12 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 12 (9.52%) Project Planning
10 11 (8.73%) Web Development
11 10 (7.94%) UML
11 10 (7.94%) Workflow
12 9 (7.14%) MVVM
13 8 (6.35%) B2B
14 7 (5.56%) SOA
14 7 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
15 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
15 6 (4.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 121 (96.03%) C#
2 54 (42.86%) SQL
3 36 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.02%) VB.NET
5 12 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 12 (9.52%) Ruby
6 11 (8.73%) VB
7 6 (4.76%) VB6
8 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.79%) XAML
9 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Degree
2 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.35%) MCITP
3 8 (6.35%) MCP
4 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) MCSD
5 3 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 60 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) CheckPoint
2 12 (9.52%) Facebook
3 8 (6.35%) Apple
4 6 (4.76%) Oracle
5 5 (3.97%) Twitter
6 1 (0.79%) Telerik
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago