The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 76 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3617 4465 4700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.36% 3.99% 4.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.96% 9.84% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3291 3953 4300
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40373 45366 43957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.52% 40.52% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 34372 37889 38371
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 2015. 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 -12 3440 £45,000 +5.88% 506
London -18 1250 £55,000 - 160
South East -28 712 £42,500 +6.25% 95
North West -6 352 £40,000 +3.22% 59
Yorkshire -15 248 £40,000 +6.66% 36
West Midlands +34 235 £41,250 +3.12% 36
East of England -28 235 £45,000 - 43
City of London -28 235 £60,000 +3.89% 53
Manchester -3 222 £42,500 +6.25% 37
South West +13 208 £38,500 +10.00% 44
Surrey -17 181 £50,000 +21.95% 19
East Midlands -5 166 £40,000 - 21
West Yorkshire -22 156 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Buckinghamshire +8 111 £39,000 -2.50% 17
Leeds -23 105 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Hampshire -20 96 £40,000 - 10
Berkshire -59 96 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East Sussex -14 94 £45,000 +30.43% 6
Cheshire +3 91 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Hertfordshire +23 89 £49,000 +32.43% 11
Brighton -9 88 £45,000 +47.54% 5
Birmingham +13 79 £37,500 -11.76% 12
Kent -1 75 £42,500 - 10
Milton Keynes -1 67 £39,000 -2.50% 14
North East +24 63 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Nottinghamshire -2 63 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Cambridgeshire -25 62 £45,000 - 13
Dorset +18 57 £35,000 - 10
Scotland -20 56 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Tyne and Wear +19 54 £37,500 +7.14% 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6963 (95.75%) C#
2 6850 (94.20%) .NET
3 5287 (72.70%) SQL Server
4 5207 (71.60%) ASP.NET
5 4617 (63.49%) MVC
6 4554 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
7 3476 (47.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3190 (43.87%) TDD
9 2801 (38.52%) SQL
10 2743 (37.72%) JavaScript
11 2573 (35.38%) HTML
12 2425 (33.35%) Microsoft
13 2379 (32.71%) .NET Framework
14 2178 (29.95%) WPF
15 2171 (29.85%) Scrum
16 2152 (29.59%) CSS
17 1913 (26.31%) Web Services
18 1760 (24.20%) jQuery
19 1752 (24.09%) Web Application Development
20 1656 (22.77%) OO
21 1566 (21.53%) Windows
22 1505 (20.70%) Finance
23 1470 (20.21%) XML
24 1397 (19.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 1319 (18.14%) NUnit
26 1191 (16.38%) BDD
27 1184 (16.28%) T-SQL
28 1139 (15.66%) SQL Server 2008
29 1127 (15.50%) ASP.NET Web API
30 1114 (15.32%) Visual Studio

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 695 (9.56%) Node.js
2 593 (8.15%) SharePoint
3 459 (6.31%) BizTalk Server
4 435 (5.98%) IIS
5 209 (2.87%) CMS
6 198 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 136 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 123 (1.69%) Umbraco
9 84 (1.16%) NServiceBus
10 56 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
11 53 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 42 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 25 (0.34%) Kentico
16 22 (0.30%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.26%) Sitefinity
18 15 (0.21%) DNN
19 14 (0.19%) Apache
19 14 (0.19%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 838 (11.52%) MS Excel
2 102 (1.40%) MS Office
3 70 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 20 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.083%) MS Project
9 4 (0.055%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.041%) SPSS
10 3 (0.041%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 225 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.096%) RMDS
5 7 (0.096%) Sage CRM
5 7 (0.096%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.083%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.055%) Magento
7 4 (0.055%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.014%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.014%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.014%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.014%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.014%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 374 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (1.14%) SaaS
4 63 (0.87%) Office 365
5 24 (0.33%) PaaS
6 18 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.25%) IaaS
7 14 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (0.18%) GitHub
9 11 (0.15%) Yammer
10 9 (0.12%) Trello
11 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 322 (4.43%) Internet
2 165 (2.27%) HTTP
3 90 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 50 (0.69%) Intranet
5 41 (0.56%) SMTP
6 30 (0.41%) DNS
7 18 (0.25%) Network Security
8 17 (0.23%) Firewall
9 15 (0.21%) SSL
9 15 (0.21%) CTI
10 13 (0.18%) Extranet
11 9 (0.12%) FTP
11 9 (0.12%) SMS
12 7 (0.096%) SMPP
12 7 (0.096%) NFC
13 6 (0.083%) SSH
14 5 (0.069%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.055%) VPN
15 4 (0.055%) 802.15
15 4 (0.055%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5287 (72.70%) SQL Server
2 1139 (15.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 679 (9.34%) NoSQL
4 434 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 416 (5.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 409 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 385 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 273 (3.75%) Relational Database
9 231 (3.18%) MySQL
10 143 (1.97%) MongoDB
11 136 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 135 (1.86%) Oracle Database
13 122 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
14 103 (1.42%) RDBMS
15 85 (1.17%) Big Data
16 75 (1.03%) RavenDB
17 62 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
19 43 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 38 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1319 (18.14%) NUnit
2 1114 (15.32%) Visual Studio
3 1044 (14.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 957 (13.16%) Rhino Mocks
5 759 (10.44%) Moq
6 741 (10.19%) Git (software)
7 485 (6.67%) MSTest
8 477 (6.56%) Subversion
9 245 (3.37%) TeamCity
10 169 (2.32%) Selenium
11 158 (2.17%) ReSharper
12 138 (1.90%) SpecFlow
13 133 (1.83%) CruiseControl
14 120 (1.65%) JIRA
15 105 (1.44%) MSBuild
16 78 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 69 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 61 (0.84%) Jenkins
19 56 (0.77%) Log4Net
20 51 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1505 (20.70%) Finance
2 542 (7.45%) Banking
3 358 (4.92%) Games
4 325 (4.47%) Retail
5 227 (3.12%) Investment Banking
6 181 (2.49%) Front Office
7 167 (2.30%) Marketing
8 163 (2.24%) Advertising
9 108 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 75 (1.03%) Legal
11 66 (0.91%) Back Office
12 43 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 39 (0.54%) Publishing
14 38 (0.52%) Music Industry
15 34 (0.47%) Automotive
16 33 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 30 (0.41%) Law
18 21 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.28%) Multimedia
20 18 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6224 (85.59%) Developer
2 3733 (51.33%) .NET Developer
3 2075 (28.53%) C# Developer
4 1285 (17.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 997 (13.71%) Senior Developer
6 738 (10.15%) Software Developer
7 704 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 597 (8.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 525 (7.22%) Senior .NET Developer
10 378 (5.20%) Web Developer
11 377 (5.18%) Software Engineer
12 368 (5.06%) Senior C# Developer
13 279 (3.84%) Junior
14 274 (3.77%) Junior Developer
15 230 (3.16%) Architect
16 203 (2.79%) Graduate
17 200 (2.75%) Lead Developer
18 187 (2.57%) Programmer
19 186 (2.56%) C# Software Developer
20 176 (2.42%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6850 (94.20%) .NET
2 5207 (71.60%) ASP.NET
3 3476 (47.80%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2573 (35.38%) HTML
5 2379 (32.71%) .NET Framework
6 2178 (29.95%) WPF
7 2152 (29.59%) CSS
8 1913 (26.31%) Web Services
9 1760 (24.20%) jQuery
10 1470 (20.21%) XML
11 1397 (19.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1127 (15.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1062 (14.60%) HTML5
14 1006 (13.83%) Ajax
15 969 (13.33%) LINQ
16 905 (12.44%) WinForms
17 845 (11.62%) Castle Windsor
18 839 (11.54%) NHibernate
19 803 (11.04%) RESTful
20 657 (9.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 580 (7.98%) Inversion of Control
2 498 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 433 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 345 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 235 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 221 (3.04%) Client/Server
7 214 (2.94%) N-Tier
8 186 (2.56%) Tandem
9 172 (2.37%) Social Media
10 111 (1.53%) BBC
11 105 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 103 (1.42%) Social Network
12 103 (1.42%) Derivative
13 99 (1.36%) Mathematics
14 98 (1.35%) iPhone
15 97 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 95 (1.31%) Streaming Music
17 85 (1.17%) Open Source
18 79 (1.09%) Fixed Income
18 79 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1566 (21.53%) Windows
2 297 (4.08%) Android
3 143 (1.97%) Apple iOS
4 79 (1.09%) Linux
5 72 (0.99%) Windows Phone
6 54 (0.74%) UNIX
7 38 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 24 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
10 24 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 20 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
13 8 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.096%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.041%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.014%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.014%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4617 (63.49%) MVC
2 4554 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
3 3190 (43.87%) TDD
4 2171 (29.85%) Scrum
5 1752 (24.09%) Web Application Development
6 1656 (22.77%) OO
7 1191 (16.38%) BDD
8 985 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
9 864 (11.88%) Software Engineering
10 776 (10.67%) Dependency Injection
11 742 (10.20%) Kanban
12 648 (8.91%) SOA
13 567 (7.80%) Unit Testing
14 552 (7.59%) MVVM
15 514 (7.07%) OOD
16 502 (6.90%) OOP
17 470 (6.46%) Multithreading
18 426 (5.86%) Domain-Driven Design
19 399 (5.49%) Web Development
20 378 (5.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6963 (95.75%) C#
2 2801 (38.52%) SQL
3 2743 (37.72%) JavaScript
4 1184 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 871 (11.98%) VB.NET
6 581 (7.99%) Ruby
7 408 (5.61%) VB
8 358 (4.92%) C++
9 300 (4.13%) Java
10 122 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 109 (1.50%) C
12 108 (1.49%) VB6
13 103 (1.42%) PHP
14 90 (1.24%) XAML
15 86 (1.18%) PowerShell
16 85 (1.17%) VBA
17 65 (0.89%) XPath
18 54 (0.74%) Objective-C
19 53 (0.73%) Python
20 44 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 806 (11.08%) Degree
2 266 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 112 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 99 (1.36%) MCP
4 99 (1.36%) MCSD
5 53 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 52 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 48 (0.66%) MCTS
8 42 (0.58%) MCAD
9 21 (0.29%) ISEB
10 17 (0.23%) MCPD
11 16 (0.22%) MCITP
12 15 (0.21%) HND
13 14 (0.19%) PhD
14 13 (0.18%) MCDBA
15 11 (0.15%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.14%) Sun Certification
16 10 (0.14%) MCSE
17 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 8 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (3.22%) QA
2 51 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.19%) SLA
4 8 (0.11%) PMBOK
5 6 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.069%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.041%) EMIR
8 3 (0.041%) HL7
8 3 (0.041%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.028%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.014%) Basel III
10 1 (0.014%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 68 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.096%) Docker
5 6 (0.083%) Firmware
6 5 (0.069%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.069%) UAG
7 1 (0.014%) vSphere
7 1 (0.014%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.15%) MOM
3 10 (0.14%) logstash
4 8 (0.11%) Puppet
5 6 (0.083%) SCCM
6 5 (0.069%) SCOM
7 3 (0.041%) Control-M
7 3 (0.041%) Nagios
7 3 (0.041%) StatsD
8 2 (0.028%) OpenView
9 1 (0.014%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.014%) AppManager
9 1 (0.014%) WMI
9 1 (0.014%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2425 (33.35%) Microsoft
2 524 (7.21%) Oracle
3 258 (3.55%) Google
4 229 (3.15%) Facebook
5 144 (1.98%) Apple
6 115 (1.58%) Sony
7 111 (1.53%) Yahoo!
8 100 (1.38%) Twitter
9 91 (1.25%) Sitecore
10 63 (0.87%) Telerik
11 41 (0.56%) Adobe
12 39 (0.54%) DevExpress
13 37 (0.51%) Sybase
14 32 (0.44%) EPiServer
15 30 (0.41%) Nintex
16 27 (0.37%) IBM
17 26 (0.36%) Xamarin
18 22 (0.30%) Red Gate
18 22 (0.30%) TIBCO
19 19 (0.26%) SAP
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, Sussex
Think IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Computer People
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Hays IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
La Fosse Associates Limited
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, Sussex
Think IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy
Salary: Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Gravitas Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Triad Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago