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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 38 85
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +47
Permanent jobs citing WCF 56 115 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.46% 5.35% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 17.37% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 49 112 22
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £52,250
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
686 662 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.09% 30.82% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 596 617 461
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 £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £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 16 September 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 119 (95.97%) C#
2 113 (91.13%) .NET
3 89 (71.77%) ASP.NET
4 83 (66.94%) SQL Server
5 75 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (45.97%) Microsoft
7 54 (43.55%) Web Services
8 52 (41.94%) SQL
9 45 (36.29%) MVC
10 44 (35.48%) TDD
11 37 (29.84%) WPF
12 35 (28.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (27.42%) LINQ
13 34 (27.42%) Degree
13 34 (27.42%) .NET Framework
14 33 (26.61%) HTML
15 32 (25.81%) XML
16 31 (25.00%) VB.NET
16 31 (25.00%) SharePoint
17 28 (22.58%) JavaScript
17 28 (22.58%) CSS
17 28 (22.58%) Windows
17 28 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (19.35%) MS Excel
19 23 (18.55%) Scrum
20 22 (17.74%) OO
21 21 (16.94%) jQuery
22 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
22 20 (16.13%) Web Application Development
22 20 (16.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.10%) Node.js
3 12 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (8.87%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (19.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (66.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (10.48%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.65%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.26%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.65%) NUnit
4 7 (5.65%) Subversion
5 6 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (3.23%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.48%) Advertising
2 9 (7.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.84%) Law
4 5 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.23%) Games
6 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (97.58%) Developer
2 54 (43.55%) .NET Developer
3 37 (29.84%) C# Developer
4 25 (20.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (16.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (15.32%) Software Developer
7 18 (14.52%) Senior Developer
8 17 (13.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (9.68%) CRM Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Applications Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
11 7 (5.65%) Web Developer
11 7 (5.65%) BizTalk Developer
12 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Developer
13 5 (4.03%) Team Leader
13 5 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (4.03%) .NET Web Developer
13 5 (4.03%) Software Team Leader
14 4 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (91.13%) .NET
2 89 (71.77%) ASP.NET
3 54 (43.55%) Web Services
4 37 (29.84%) WPF
5 35 (28.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 34 (27.42%) LINQ
6 34 (27.42%) .NET Framework
7 33 (26.61%) HTML
8 32 (25.81%) XML
9 28 (22.58%) CSS
10 21 (16.94%) jQuery
11 20 (16.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (13.71%) HTML5
12 17 (13.71%) SOAP
13 15 (12.10%) WinForms
14 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (10.48%) Silverlight
15 13 (10.48%) RESTful
16 10 (8.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 18 (14.52%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.65%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) iPhone
4 6 (4.84%) iPad
5 3 (2.42%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.42%) Physics
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.81%) Pocket PC
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.58%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.81%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.29%) MVC
3 44 (35.48%) TDD
4 23 (18.55%) Scrum
5 22 (17.74%) OO
6 20 (16.13%) Web Application Development
6 20 (16.13%) CRM
7 17 (13.71%) E-Commerce
8 15 (12.10%) BDD
9 14 (11.29%) Web Development
10 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
11 12 (9.68%) Data Modelling
11 12 (9.68%) Project Planning
12 10 (8.06%) Workflow
13 8 (6.45%) UML
14 6 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.84%) OOD
14 6 (4.84%) B2B
14 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
15 5 (4.03%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (95.97%) C#
2 52 (41.94%) SQL
3 31 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 28 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.48%) Ruby
5 13 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.87%) VB
7 6 (4.84%) VB6
8 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Degree
2 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.45%) MCITP
4 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.84%) MCP
6 4 (3.23%) MCSD
7 3 (2.42%) MCSE
8 1 (0.81%) MCTS
8 1 (0.81%) MCPD
8 1 (0.81%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
Vendors
1 57 (45.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Facebook
3 12 (9.68%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 6 (4.84%) Apple
5 2 (1.61%) Twitter
6 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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