The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 24 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing WCF 17 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 6.14% 3.80% 4.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.48% 7.58% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 5
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,000 £36,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,000 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Solihull region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
92 132 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 33.21% 50.19% 36.16%
Number of salaries quoted 91 126 95
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 £25,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

WCF
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

WCF Salary Trend in Solihull

WCF
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

WCF Salary Histogram in Solihull

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 29 (100.00%) C#
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
3 24 (82.76%) CSS
3 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
4 22 (75.86%) HTML
4 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 14 (48.28%) WPF
7 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
7 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
7 12 (41.38%) Web Services
8 11 (37.93%) MySQL
8 11 (37.93%) Silverlight
8 11 (37.93%) LINQ
8 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
9 9 (31.03%) jQuery
10 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
10 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
11 7 (24.14%) C
11 7 (24.14%) VB
11 7 (24.14%) Windows
11 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
11 7 (24.14%) WinForms
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (41.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) MySQL
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 22 (75.86%) .NET Developer
2 22 (75.86%) C# Developer
2 22 (75.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 15 (51.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (24.14%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Graduate
6 3 (10.34%) Junior VB.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Graduate C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (82.76%) CSS
3 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
3 22 (75.86%) HTML
4 14 (48.28%) WPF
5 12 (41.38%) Web Services
6 11 (37.93%) Silverlight
6 11 (37.93%) LINQ
7 9 (31.03%) jQuery
8 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
9 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (24.14%) WinForms
10 6 (20.69%) Ajax
10 6 (20.69%) XML
11 4 (13.79%) SOAP
11 4 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (10.34%) HTML5
13 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) MVC
3 3 (10.34%) Logistics
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.34%) API Integration
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
5 1 (3.45%) OOP
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) C#
2 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
3 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
4 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
5 7 (24.14%) C
5 7 (24.14%) VB
6 4 (13.79%) VB6
7 2 (6.90%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Sun
2 1 (3.45%) Meridio