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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 58 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Permanent jobs citing WCF 67 42 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.70% 2.77% 4.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.65% 9.35% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 63 42 58
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £30,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
575 449 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.79% 29.64% 34.46%
Number of salaries quoted 544 399 517
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 30 January 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 110 (99.10%) .NET
2 107 (96.40%) C#
3 92 (82.88%) ASP.NET
4 83 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (63.96%) SQL Server
6 66 (59.46%) SQL
7 65 (58.56%) HTML
8 59 (53.15%) CSS
9 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
10 51 (45.95%) JavaScript
11 50 (45.05%) MVC
12 48 (43.24%) OO
13 44 (39.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (38.74%) Windows
15 40 (36.04%) .NET Framework
16 34 (30.63%) CRM
16 34 (30.63%) T-SQL
17 33 (29.73%) SharePoint
17 33 (29.73%) TDD
18 31 (27.93%) IIS
18 31 (27.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (27.93%) SQL Server 2008
19 30 (27.03%) MCP
19 30 (27.03%) jQuery
20 27 (24.32%) BizTalk Server
21 26 (23.42%) Ajax
21 26 (23.42%) Dynamics CRM
22 25 (22.52%) OOA/OOD
22 25 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
22 25 (22.52%) SharePoint 2010

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (29.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (27.93%) IIS
3 27 (24.32%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (22.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (21.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (13.51%) Node.js
7 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (23.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (21.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (63.96%) SQL Server
2 31 (27.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (13.51%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.60%) SQLite
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.80%) MySQL
7 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.60%) Xcode
5 3 (2.70%) NUnit
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.80%) MSTest
6 2 (1.80%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.90%) JIRA
7 1 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 13 (11.71%) Retail
2 8 (7.21%) Advertising
3 4 (3.60%) Finance
4 2 (1.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (94.59%) Developer
2 45 (40.54%) .NET Developer
3 24 (21.62%) SharePoint Developer
4 19 (17.12%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 6 (5.41%) Junior Developer
5 6 (5.41%) Software Team Leader
5 6 (5.41%) Junior
6 5 (4.50%) Architect
6 5 (4.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (3.60%) iOS Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.60%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (1.80%) Junior .NET Developer
10 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (0.90%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (0.90%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (99.10%) .NET
2 92 (82.88%) ASP.NET
3 65 (58.56%) HTML
4 59 (53.15%) CSS
5 44 (39.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 40 (36.04%) .NET Framework
7 30 (27.03%) jQuery
8 26 (23.42%) Ajax
9 24 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (19.82%) Web Services
11 20 (18.02%) HTML5
12 19 (17.12%) RESTful
13 17 (15.32%) LINQ
14 15 (13.51%) WPF
15 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 12 (10.81%) WinForms
16 12 (10.81%) XML
17 11 (9.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (9.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (11.71%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.01%) Social Media
3 10 (9.01%) BBC
4 7 (6.31%) iPad
4 7 (6.31%) iPhone
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) Pocket PC
6 1 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.74%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.90%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.05%) MVC
3 48 (43.24%) OO
4 34 (30.63%) CRM
5 33 (29.73%) TDD
6 25 (22.52%) OOA/OOD
7 19 (17.12%) Scrum
8 18 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (15.32%) Web Application Development
10 15 (13.51%) BDD
10 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
11 14 (12.61%) Unit Testing
12 12 (10.81%) Web Development
13 7 (6.31%) B2B
13 7 (6.31%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.31%) Automated Testing
14 6 (5.41%) Multithreading
14 6 (5.41%) Coaching
14 6 (5.41%) Kanban
15 5 (4.50%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 107 (96.40%) C#
2 66 (59.46%) SQL
3 51 (45.95%) JavaScript
4 34 (30.63%) T-SQL
5 19 (17.12%) Ruby
6 16 (14.41%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.60%) Python
8 3 (2.70%) VB
9 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.80%) VB6
10 1 (0.90%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (27.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (27.03%) MCP
3 24 (21.62%) MCAD
3 24 (21.62%) MCSD
3 24 (21.62%) MCTS
4 14 (12.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) MCPD
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.32%) Apple
3 15 (13.51%) Facebook
4 10 (9.01%) Yahoo!
4 10 (9.01%) Google
4 10 (9.01%) Sony
5 2 (1.80%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 1 (0.90%) Telerik
6 1 (0.90%) Sage
6 1 (0.90%) Twitter
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