The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4280 4215 4347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.66% 3.88% 3.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.42% 9.80% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3924 3878 4038
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45445 43020 48353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.82% 39.55% 40.97%
Number of salaries quoted 38606 37296 42767
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WCF
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF within the UK.

WCF Salary Trend in the UK

WCF
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 within the UK.

WCF Salary Histogram in the UK

WCF
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 4047 £45,000 +5.88% 512
London -19 1459 £55,000 - 152
South East -8 886 £42,500 +6.25% 89
North West +3 447 £40,000 +6.66% 72
East of England +5 418 £45,000 +5.88% 68
City of London -32 284 £57,500 +6.48% 62
Yorkshire -1 247 £37,500 +7.14% 46
Surrey +5 246 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Manchester +4 237 £40,000 +6.66% 36
West Midlands -19 210 £37,500 -10.71% 23
South West -9 176 £40,000 +6.66% 29
East Midlands +2 171 £37,500 +7.14% 26
West Yorkshire -13 160 £37,500 +7.14% 24
East Sussex +4 143 £40,000 - 2
Brighton -3 131 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -36 128 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Cheshire +18 123 £37,500 +25.00% 17
Cambridgeshire +14 119 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Leeds +6 117 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Hampshire -19 116 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Bedfordshire +4 99 £45,000 -2.70% 16
Kent -6 95 £45,000 +11.11% 8
Scotland +15 87 £40,250 -1.82% 9
Hertfordshire -3 75 £36,500 -10.42% 12
Birmingham -18 75 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Cambridge +3 73 £40,000 - 10
Suffolk +22 66 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Reading -14 66 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Nottinghamshire +9 65 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Wales -2 60 £35,000 -10.25% 16

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 8650 (95.36%) .NET
2 8573 (94.51%) C#
3 6524 (71.92%) ASP.NET
4 6217 (68.54%) SQL Server
5 5103 (56.26%) MVC
6 3733 (41.15%) TDD
7 3684 (40.61%) SQL
8 3651 (40.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3165 (34.89%) WPF
10 3111 (34.30%) HTML
11 3101 (34.19%) JavaScript
12 3048 (33.60%) Microsoft
13 2896 (31.93%) .NET Framework
14 2637 (29.07%) Scrum
15 2583 (28.48%) Web Services
16 2548 (28.09%) CSS
17 2341 (25.81%) jQuery
18 2218 (24.45%) OO
19 2042 (22.51%) Windows
20 1818 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
21 1727 (19.04%) XML
22 1720 (18.96%) Finance
23 1705 (18.80%) Web Application Development
24 1671 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 1662 (18.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 1611 (17.76%) NUnit
27 1608 (17.73%) WinForms
28 1451 (16.00%) LINQ
29 1447 (15.95%) SQL Server 2012
30 1416 (15.61%) Visual Studio

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 758 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 693 (7.64%) IIS
3 466 (5.14%) Node.js
4 464 (5.12%) BizTalk Server
5 278 (3.06%) CMS
6 227 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 184 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 158 (1.74%) Umbraco
9 132 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 89 (0.98%) NServiceBus
11 70 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
12 57 (0.63%) Apache
13 53 (0.58%) Kentico
14 45 (0.50%) Sitefinity
15 35 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 35 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 34 (0.37%) WordPress
17 33 (0.36%) MediaWiki
18 31 (0.34%) Tomcat
19 30 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1109 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.05%) MS Office
3 45 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 39 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 26 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.11%) MS Project
8 7 (0.077%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.066%) Simulink
10 3 (0.033%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.011%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 221 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.12%) Pivotal CRM
4 11 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.11%) SalesLogix
6 7 (0.077%) assyst
7 6 (0.066%) nopCommerce
7 6 (0.066%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.055%) CODA-Financials
8 5 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.044%) Magento
9 4 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.044%) Sophis RISQUE
10 3 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.022%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.022%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.022%) Tridion
12 1 (0.011%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 382 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (1.16%) SaaS
4 57 (0.63%) GitHub
5 41 (0.45%) PaaS
6 39 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (0.40%) IaaS
8 24 (0.26%) Trello
9 19 (0.21%) Office 365
10 18 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.088%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.088%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.055%) Force.com
14 4 (0.044%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.044%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 487 (5.37%) Internet
2 103 (1.14%) Intranet
3 96 (1.06%) HTTP
4 57 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.35%) SSL
6 20 (0.22%) SMS
7 15 (0.17%) VoIP
8 14 (0.15%) NFC
9 13 (0.14%) SMPP
10 12 (0.13%) Firewall
11 9 (0.099%) SSH
12 8 (0.088%) Network Security
12 8 (0.088%) Extranet
12 8 (0.088%) DNS
13 7 (0.077%) LDAP
14 6 (0.066%) Asterisk PBX
15 5 (0.055%) Broadband
16 4 (0.044%) Reverse Proxy
16 4 (0.044%) SAN
16 4 (0.044%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6217 (68.54%) SQL Server
2 1447 (15.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 1353 (14.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 640 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 583 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 568 (6.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 511 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 400 (4.41%) NoSQL
9 161 (1.77%) Oracle Database
10 157 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 144 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 117 (1.29%) MySQL
13 108 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 96 (1.06%) MongoDB
15 95 (1.05%) Big Data
16 82 (0.90%) RavenDB
17 80 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
18 47 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
19 46 (0.51%) Hadoop
20 40 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1611 (17.76%) NUnit
2 1416 (15.61%) Visual Studio
3 1253 (13.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1137 (12.53%) Rhino Mocks
5 864 (9.52%) Moq
6 687 (7.57%) Subversion
7 590 (6.50%) MSTest
8 449 (4.95%) Git (software)
9 260 (2.87%) SpecFlow
10 235 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 168 (1.85%) Selenium
12 140 (1.54%) ReSharper
13 127 (1.40%) MSBuild
14 125 (1.38%) JIRA
15 102 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 102 (1.12%) Jenkins
16 100 (1.10%) CruiseControl
17 73 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
18 54 (0.60%) Jasmine
19 51 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1720 (18.96%) Finance
2 551 (6.07%) Banking
3 524 (5.78%) Games
4 349 (3.85%) Retail
5 224 (2.47%) Front Office
6 210 (2.32%) Marketing
7 193 (2.13%) Advertising
8 183 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 123 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 112 (1.23%) Back Office
11 65 (0.72%) Publishing
12 62 (0.68%) Music Industry
13 57 (0.63%) Law
14 56 (0.62%) Legal
15 52 (0.57%) Manufacturing
16 34 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.24%) French Language
17 22 (0.24%) Electronics
18 16 (0.18%) Financial Institution
19 14 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 7778 (85.75%) Developer
2 4752 (52.39%) .NET Developer
3 3052 (33.65%) C# Developer
4 2098 (23.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 1585 (17.47%) Senior Developer
6 1094 (12.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1071 (11.81%) Software Developer
8 1003 (11.06%) ASP.NET Developer
9 947 (10.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 698 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
11 548 (6.04%) Web Developer
12 470 (5.18%) Software Engineer
13 335 (3.69%) Junior
14 333 (3.67%) .NET Software Developer
15 325 (3.58%) Junior Developer
16 319 (3.52%) C# Software Developer
17 302 (3.33%) Lead Developer
18 271 (2.99%) Architect
19 266 (2.93%) Agile .NET Developer
20 263 (2.90%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8650 (95.36%) .NET
2 6524 (71.92%) ASP.NET
3 3651 (40.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3165 (34.89%) WPF
5 3111 (34.30%) HTML
6 2896 (31.93%) .NET Framework
7 2583 (28.48%) Web Services
8 2548 (28.09%) CSS
9 2341 (25.81%) jQuery
10 1727 (19.04%) XML
11 1671 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1662 (18.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1608 (17.73%) WinForms
14 1451 (16.00%) LINQ
15 1218 (13.43%) Ajax
16 1162 (12.81%) HTML5
17 1141 (12.58%) Razor View Engine
18 1047 (11.54%) NHibernate
19 931 (10.26%) Castle Windsor
20 869 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 701 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 630 (6.95%) Inversion of Control
3 407 (4.49%) N-Tier
4 380 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 323 (3.56%) Mobile App
6 259 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 242 (2.67%) Tandem
8 205 (2.26%) Open Source
9 185 (2.04%) iPhone
10 167 (1.84%) Mathematics
11 151 (1.66%) Hedge funds
12 139 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 138 (1.52%) Social Media
14 114 (1.26%) Social Network
15 106 (1.17%) BBC
16 105 (1.16%) Fixed Income
17 100 (1.10%) Derivative
18 83 (0.92%) Equities
18 83 (0.92%) Streaming Music
19 79 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2042 (22.51%) Windows
2 382 (4.21%) Android
3 196 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 105 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (0.87%) Linux
6 73 (0.80%) Windows Phone
7 46 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (0.42%) UNIX
9 38 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 31 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 15 (0.17%) CentOS
12 12 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (0.088%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.077%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.066%) Windows Phone 7
16 5 (0.055%) AIX
17 4 (0.044%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.022%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5103 (56.26%) MVC
2 3733 (41.15%) TDD
3 2637 (29.07%) Scrum
4 2218 (24.45%) OO
5 1818 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
6 1705 (18.80%) Web Application Development
7 1140 (12.57%) BDD
8 1103 (12.16%) Unit Testing
9 1066 (11.75%) Software Engineering
10 1010 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
11 927 (10.22%) Dependency Injection
12 851 (9.38%) Kanban
13 797 (8.79%) MVVM
14 796 (8.78%) SOA
15 665 (7.33%) Web Development
16 630 (6.95%) E-Commerce
17 628 (6.92%) OOD
18 609 (6.71%) OOP
19 557 (6.14%) Multithreading
20 497 (5.48%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 8573 (94.51%) C#
2 3684 (40.61%) SQL
3 3101 (34.19%) JavaScript
4 1318 (14.53%) T-SQL
5 1215 (13.39%) VB.NET
6 523 (5.77%) Java
7 493 (5.43%) VB
8 407 (4.49%) C++
9 312 (3.44%) Ruby
10 195 (2.15%) C
11 154 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 122 (1.34%) PHP
13 121 (1.33%) VBA
14 114 (1.26%) XAML
15 111 (1.22%) VB6
16 87 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 79 (0.87%) VBScript
18 77 (0.85%) Python
19 59 (0.65%) F#
20 58 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1144 (12.61%) Degree
2 828 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 618 (6.81%) MCSD
4 608 (6.70%) MCP
5 577 (6.36%) MCAD
6 567 (6.25%) MCTS
7 114 (1.26%) Security Cleared
8 64 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 31 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 26 (0.29%) MCITP
11 24 (0.26%) MCSE
12 23 (0.25%) ISEB
13 21 (0.23%) HND
13 21 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.21%) PhD
15 16 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (0.18%) MBA
16 11 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 9 (0.099%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (2.36%) QA
2 65 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 32 (0.35%) SLA
4 23 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.22%) EMIR
5 20 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 15 (0.17%) UCITS
7 11 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 11 (0.12%) HL7
8 8 (0.088%) CRD IV
8 8 (0.088%) Basel III
9 7 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.055%) ISO 9002
11 4 (0.044%) COREP
11 4 (0.044%) Basel II
12 2 (0.022%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.011%) TickIT
13 1 (0.011%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.011%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 87 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.088%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.066%) HDFS
4 6 (0.066%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.044%) vSphere
6 1 (0.011%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 28 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (0.30%) Puppet
3 16 (0.18%) Vagrant
4 12 (0.13%) MOM
5 8 (0.088%) Nagios
5 8 (0.088%) OpenView
6 6 (0.066%) Control-M
7 5 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.044%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.044%) SCCM
8 4 (0.044%) AppManager
9 1 (0.011%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.011%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.011%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 3048 (33.60%) Microsoft
2 617 (6.80%) Oracle
3 328 (3.62%) Google
4 198 (2.18%) Sitecore
5 189 (2.08%) Facebook
6 115 (1.27%) Apple
7 109 (1.20%) EPiServer
8 97 (1.07%) Sony
8 97 (1.07%) Yahoo!
9 88 (0.97%) Telerik
10 78 (0.86%) Adobe
11 59 (0.65%) DevExpress
12 58 (0.64%) Xamarin
13 47 (0.52%) Twitter
14 42 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 39 (0.43%) TIBCO
16 37 (0.41%) Ektron
17 35 (0.39%) Sybase
18 34 (0.37%) Bloomberg
19 33 (0.36%) Red Gate
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Talent Source Global
Posted: 1 hour ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on exp +Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Ikhoi Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Clothing Allowance, travel and medic
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago