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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 45 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 6 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.78% 3.61% 8.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.80% 11.90% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 18
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £40,000 £32,900
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 Solihull region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
125 84 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 37.09% 30.32% 56.94%
Number of salaries quoted 113 72 104
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Solihull

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) C#
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) Scrum
5 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
6 9 (50.00%) CRM
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 8 (44.44%) HTML
7 8 (44.44%) HTML5
8 7 (38.89%) iPhone
8 7 (38.89%) iPad
9 6 (33.33%) WPF
9 6 (33.33%) XML
9 6 (33.33%) Apple
9 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
10 5 (27.78%) B2B
10 5 (27.78%) OO
10 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (27.78%) MCP
10 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
10 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (22.22%) WF
11 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQLite
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Xcode
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) iOS Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) WPF
5 4 (22.22%) WF
6 3 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (11.11%) Cocoa
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (5.56%) XSLT
8 1 (5.56%) LINQ
8 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) iPhone
1 7 (38.89%) iPad
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) CRM
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) B2B
5 5 (27.78%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 1 (5.56%) MVC
9 1 (5.56%) Web Development
9 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) XPath
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Apple