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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 61 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing WCF 59 41 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.32% 2.76% 3.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.71% 6.53% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 82
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
WCF
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
677 628 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.12% 42.32% 47.41%
Number of salaries quoted 534 546 919
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Salary Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

WCF Salary Histogram in Cambridge

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

1 130 (100.00%) C#
2 128 (98.46%) .NET
3 86 (66.15%) ASP.NET
4 79 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (60.00%) SQL
5 78 (60.00%) MVC
6 77 (59.23%) TDD
7 76 (58.46%) SQL Server
8 74 (56.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 72 (55.38%) NUnit
10 52 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
11 47 (36.15%) Moq
12 46 (35.38%) Scrum
13 45 (34.62%) Finance
14 42 (32.31%) Software Engineering
14 42 (32.31%) MSTest
15 41 (31.54%) Web Application Development
15 41 (31.54%) VB
16 40 (30.77%) WPF
17 38 (29.23%) VB.NET
18 37 (28.46%) LINQ
18 37 (28.46%) Razor View Engine
19 35 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 35 (26.92%) Kanban
20 33 (25.38%) .NET Framework
21 32 (24.62%) Computer Science
22 30 (23.08%) Visual Studio
23 27 (20.77%) XML
23 27 (20.77%) HTML
24 26 (20.00%) JavaScript

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (4.62%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (3.08%) CloudFront
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) Internet
2 10 (7.69%) SMS
3 8 (6.15%) NFC
3 8 (6.15%) SMPP
4 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (58.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.69%) MySQL
5 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.77%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 72 (55.38%) NUnit
2 52 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 47 (36.15%) Moq
4 42 (32.31%) MSTest
5 30 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 19 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (11.54%) MSBuild
8 13 (10.00%) ReSharper
9 12 (9.23%) MbUnit
9 12 (9.23%) CppUnit
9 12 (9.23%) xUnit.net
10 10 (7.69%) WiX
11 5 (3.85%) JIRA
12 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
12 4 (3.08%) Subversion
12 4 (3.08%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.77%) Hudson
13 1 (0.77%) NSubstitute
General
1 45 (34.62%) Finance
2 24 (18.46%) Music Industry
3 15 (11.54%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (93.85%) Developer
2 67 (51.54%) .NET Developer
3 42 (32.31%) C# Developer
4 29 (22.31%) Senior Developer
5 23 (17.69%) Software Developer
6 20 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (13.08%) Graduate
7 17 (13.08%) Graduate Developer
8 16 (12.31%) Software Engineer
9 15 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
10 13 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (9.23%) Junior Developer
11 12 (9.23%) Senior Software Developer
11 12 (9.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (9.23%) Junior
12 11 (8.46%) Junior .NET Developer
12 11 (8.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 10 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
13 10 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (98.46%) .NET
2 86 (66.15%) ASP.NET
3 74 (56.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (30.77%) WPF
5 37 (28.46%) LINQ
5 37 (28.46%) Razor View Engine
6 35 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 33 (25.38%) .NET Framework
8 27 (20.77%) XML
8 27 (20.77%) HTML
9 24 (18.46%) NHibernate
10 17 (13.08%) Web Services
11 14 (10.77%) LINQ to SQL
11 14 (10.77%) jQuery
12 12 (9.23%) WinForms
12 12 (9.23%) CSS
12 12 (9.23%) Castle Windsor
12 12 (9.23%) Unity DI Container
13 11 (8.46%) Ninject
13 11 (8.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.62%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.46%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (6.92%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.15%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.62%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.31%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.54%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Physics
8 1 (0.77%) BBC
8 1 (0.77%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 14 (10.77%) Android
3 9 (6.92%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.15%) Windows Phone
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (60.00%) MVC
3 77 (59.23%) TDD
4 46 (35.38%) Scrum
5 42 (32.31%) Software Engineering
6 41 (31.54%) Web Application Development
7 35 (26.92%) Kanban
8 25 (19.23%) Multithreading
9 24 (18.46%) BDD
10 23 (17.69%) MVVM
11 17 (13.08%) Mentoring
12 16 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (11.54%) Unit Testing
13 15 (11.54%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (6.92%) Workflow
15 8 (6.15%) Regression Testing
16 7 (5.38%) Domain-Driven Design
17 6 (4.62%) OO
17 6 (4.62%) Web Development
18 5 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 130 (100.00%) C#
2 78 (60.00%) SQL
3 41 (31.54%) VB
4 38 (29.23%) VB.NET
5 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 19 (14.62%) C++
7 18 (13.85%) PowerShell
7 18 (13.85%) Java
8 8 (6.15%) XAML
9 7 (5.38%) Delphi
10 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.31%) PHP
12 2 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Degree
2 16 (12.31%) MCTS
2 16 (12.31%) MCP
2 16 (12.31%) MCAD
2 16 (12.31%) MCSD
2 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) Telerik
3 4 (3.08%) Facebook
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle
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