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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 76 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3785 4279 4422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.31% 4.01% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.76% 10.10% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3374 3953 4118
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
43211 42387 46827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.75% 39.73% 40.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36321 36827 41116
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -13 3581 £45,000 +5.88% 504
London -33 1246 £55,000 +4.76% 159
South East -19 713 £43,500 +8.75% 85
North West +1 450 £40,000 +6.66% 68
East of England +5 373 £45,000 +7.14% 42
City of London -21 264 £55,000 - 61
Yorkshire -7 247 £35,000 -3.44% 65
Surrey -4 205 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Manchester +5 204 £40,000 +6.66% 33
South West -21 197 £40,000 +14.28% 35
East Midlands -14 165 £40,000 +6.66% 19
West Midlands -32 158 £40,000 - 26
West Yorkshire -18 157 £35,000 -6.66% 40
Cheshire +1 139 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Hampshire -11 129 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Berkshire -34 116 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Cambridgeshire +35 112 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Bedfordshire +8 112 £48,500 -3.00% 6
Leeds -2 105 £35,000 -6.66% 23
East Sussex -7 79 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Scotland -1 73 £40,000 - 13
Brighton -11 73 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Lancashire +14 69 £40,000 +5.26% 7
Bedford +1 67 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Reading -21 65 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridge +2 62 £40,000 - 11
Hertfordshire -35 61 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Nottinghamshire -12 60 £40,000 - 7
North Yorkshire +1 58 £32,000 -14.66% 14
Bristol -25 58 £52,500 +50.00% 7

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8088 (95.69%) .NET
2 8003 (94.69%) C#
3 6186 (73.19%) ASP.NET
4 5875 (69.51%) SQL Server
5 5023 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5021 (59.41%) MVC
7 3653 (43.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3551 (42.01%) TDD
9 3388 (40.09%) SQL
10 2968 (35.12%) HTML
11 2967 (35.10%) JavaScript
12 2794 (33.06%) Microsoft
13 2744 (32.47%) WPF
14 2674 (31.64%) .NET Framework
15 2552 (30.19%) CSS
16 2461 (29.12%) Web Services
17 2414 (28.56%) Scrum
18 2207 (26.11%) jQuery
19 2075 (24.55%) OO
20 1826 (21.60%) Windows
21 1695 (20.05%) Web Application Development
22 1666 (19.71%) XML
23 1611 (19.06%) Finance
24 1516 (17.94%) NUnit
25 1494 (17.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 1332 (15.76%) Visual Studio
27 1309 (15.49%) WinForms
28 1303 (15.42%) LINQ
29 1295 (15.32%) T-SQL
30 1293 (15.30%) SQL Server 2008

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 713 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 692 (8.19%) IIS
3 560 (6.63%) Node.js
4 424 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
5 232 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 230 (2.72%) CMS
7 164 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 144 (1.70%) Umbraco
9 142 (1.68%) NServiceBus
10 110 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 67 (0.79%) Apache
12 63 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 61 (0.72%) Apache Solr
14 55 (0.65%) nginx
15 51 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 42 (0.50%) Kentico
16 42 (0.50%) Sitefinity
17 35 (0.41%) WordPress
18 33 (0.39%) WebSphere
19 27 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 943 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.03%) MS Office
3 45 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 44 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 24 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.12%) MS Project
9 8 (0.095%) PowerPivot
10 6 (0.071%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.047%) Simulink
12 3 (0.035%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 222 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.12%) SalesLogix
5 8 (0.095%) Pivotal CRM
6 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.059%) CODA-Financials
6 5 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.047%) nopCommerce
7 4 (0.047%) assyst
7 4 (0.047%) Magento
8 3 (0.035%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.035%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.024%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.024%) Tridion
9 2 (0.024%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.024%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.012%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 400 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (1.01%) SaaS
4 84 (0.99%) GitHub
5 54 (0.64%) Trello
6 47 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (0.51%) PaaS
8 34 (0.40%) IaaS
9 26 (0.31%) Office 365
10 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.095%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.095%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.059%) Force.com
14 4 (0.047%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.047%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 445 (5.27%) Internet
2 116 (1.37%) Intranet
3 111 (1.31%) HTTP
4 71 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.45%) SSL
6 24 (0.28%) Extranet
7 16 (0.19%) VoIP
8 15 (0.18%) Wireless
9 14 (0.17%) Firewall
10 12 (0.14%) SSH
10 12 (0.14%) DNS
10 12 (0.14%) SMS
11 8 (0.095%) SMPP
11 8 (0.095%) NFC
11 8 (0.095%) Network Security
11 8 (0.095%) Asterisk PBX
12 7 (0.083%) LDAP
13 5 (0.059%) SMTP
13 5 (0.059%) SAN
14 4 (0.047%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5875 (69.51%) SQL Server
2 1293 (15.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1197 (14.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 563 (6.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 558 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 538 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 499 (5.90%) Relational Database
8 454 (5.37%) NoSQL
9 180 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 166 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 150 (1.77%) MySQL
12 146 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 120 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
14 113 (1.34%) RavenDB
15 91 (1.08%) Big Data
16 87 (1.03%) MongoDB
17 46 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
18 44 (0.52%) Hadoop
19 42 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
20 41 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1516 (17.94%) NUnit
2 1332 (15.76%) Visual Studio
3 1251 (14.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1112 (13.16%) Rhino Mocks
5 790 (9.35%) Moq
6 636 (7.52%) Subversion
7 526 (6.22%) Git (software)
8 506 (5.99%) MSTest
9 267 (3.16%) SpecFlow
10 256 (3.03%) TeamCity
11 184 (2.18%) Selenium
12 151 (1.79%) ReSharper
13 129 (1.53%) JIRA
14 128 (1.51%) MSBuild
15 116 (1.37%) CruiseControl
16 101 (1.19%) Jenkins
17 81 (0.96%) Cucumber
18 63 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
19 60 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
20 57 (0.67%) Jasmine
General
1 1611 (19.06%) Finance
2 512 (6.06%) Games
3 487 (5.76%) Banking
4 387 (4.58%) Retail
5 202 (2.39%) Front Office
6 178 (2.11%) Advertising
7 170 (2.01%) Marketing
8 150 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 119 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 89 (1.05%) Back Office
11 68 (0.80%) Music Industry
12 59 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 51 (0.60%) French Language
13 51 (0.60%) Law
14 49 (0.58%) Publishing
15 41 (0.49%) Legal
16 33 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.22%) Automotive
19 18 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7272 (86.04%) Developer
2 4327 (51.19%) .NET Developer
3 2788 (32.99%) C# Developer
4 1900 (22.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 1440 (17.04%) Senior Developer
6 988 (11.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 954 (11.29%) Software Developer
8 870 (10.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 773 (9.15%) Senior .NET Developer
10 658 (7.79%) Senior C# Developer
11 503 (5.95%) Web Developer
12 388 (4.59%) Software Engineer
13 293 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
14 283 (3.35%) Junior
15 277 (3.28%) Junior Developer
16 275 (3.25%) .NET Software Developer
17 271 (3.21%) Architect
18 253 (2.99%) Programmer
19 251 (2.97%) Agile .NET Developer
20 234 (2.77%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8088 (95.69%) .NET
2 6186 (73.19%) ASP.NET
3 3653 (43.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2968 (35.12%) HTML
5 2744 (32.47%) WPF
6 2674 (31.64%) .NET Framework
7 2552 (30.19%) CSS
8 2461 (29.12%) Web Services
9 2207 (26.11%) jQuery
10 1666 (19.71%) XML
11 1494 (17.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1309 (15.49%) WinForms
13 1303 (15.42%) LINQ
14 1256 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 1110 (13.13%) Ajax
16 1031 (12.20%) HTML5
17 1004 (11.88%) NHibernate
18 961 (11.37%) ASP.NET Web API
19 890 (10.53%) Castle Windsor
20 881 (10.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 599 (7.09%) Computer Science
2 574 (6.79%) Inversion of Control
3 351 (4.15%) N-Tier
4 329 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 321 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 286 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 261 (3.09%) Client/Server
8 232 (2.74%) Tandem
9 192 (2.27%) iPhone
10 190 (2.25%) Open Source
11 149 (1.76%) Social Media
12 144 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 134 (1.59%) Hedge funds
14 132 (1.56%) User Experience
15 120 (1.42%) Mathematics
16 119 (1.41%) BBC
17 106 (1.25%) Derivative
18 104 (1.23%) Fixed Income
19 96 (1.14%) Social Network
20 91 (1.08%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1826 (21.60%) Windows
2 371 (4.39%) Android
3 182 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 102 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (0.89%) Linux
6 73 (0.86%) Windows Phone
7 55 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 45 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (0.26%) CentOS
10 21 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
11 18 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
12 14 (0.17%) UNIX
13 10 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.083%) Windows Phone 7
15 6 (0.071%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.059%) AIX
17 3 (0.035%) Windows CE
17 3 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.024%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5023 (59.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5021 (59.41%) MVC
3 3551 (42.01%) TDD
4 2414 (28.56%) Scrum
5 2075 (24.55%) OO
6 1695 (20.05%) Web Application Development
7 1147 (13.57%) BDD
8 962 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
9 956 (11.31%) Software Engineering
10 877 (10.38%) Unit Testing
11 857 (10.14%) Dependency Injection
12 808 (9.56%) Kanban
13 729 (8.63%) E-Commerce
14 722 (8.54%) SOA
15 691 (8.18%) MVVM
16 607 (7.18%) Web Development
17 599 (7.09%) OOD
18 568 (6.72%) OOP
19 509 (6.02%) Multithreading
20 479 (5.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8003 (94.69%) C#
2 3388 (40.09%) SQL
3 2967 (35.10%) JavaScript
4 1295 (15.32%) T-SQL
5 1135 (13.43%) VB.NET
6 490 (5.80%) VB
7 463 (5.48%) Java
8 397 (4.70%) Ruby
9 323 (3.82%) C++
10 181 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 145 (1.72%) VB6
12 133 (1.57%) C
13 117 (1.38%) PHP
14 116 (1.37%) VBA
15 91 (1.08%) XAML
16 85 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 82 (0.97%) VBScript
18 78 (0.92%) XPath
19 72 (0.85%) Python
20 63 (0.75%) F#
Qualifications
1 1020 (12.07%) Degree
2 631 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 426 (5.04%) MCSD
4 406 (4.80%) MCP
5 381 (4.51%) MCTS
6 375 (4.44%) MCAD
7 109 (1.29%) Security Cleared
8 64 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 32 (0.38%) MCITP
10 29 (0.34%) MCSE
11 27 (0.32%) ISEB
11 27 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
12 26 (0.31%) ISTQB
13 20 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.24%) HND
14 19 (0.22%) MCPD
15 15 (0.18%) PhD
16 12 (0.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 12 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.095%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (2.21%) QA
2 53 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 40 (0.47%) SLA
4 23 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.25%) EMIR
5 21 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.19%) UCITS
7 8 (0.095%) HL7
8 6 (0.071%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.059%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.059%) Basel III
10 3 (0.035%) COREP
10 3 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.035%) Basel II
11 2 (0.024%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.012%) Section 508
12 1 (0.012%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.012%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.095%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.059%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.012%) vSphere
5 1 (0.012%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (0.28%) Puppet
2 20 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 15 (0.18%) logstash
5 14 (0.17%) MOM
6 8 (0.095%) OpenView
7 3 (0.035%) Control-M
8 2 (0.024%) Nagios
9 1 (0.012%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.012%) AppManager
9 1 (0.012%) SCCM
9 1 (0.012%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.012%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.012%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.012%) StatsD
Vendors
1 2794 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 594 (7.03%) Oracle
3 357 (4.22%) Google
4 216 (2.56%) Facebook
5 173 (2.05%) Sitecore
6 127 (1.50%) Apple
7 113 (1.34%) Yahoo!
7 113 (1.34%) Sony
8 103 (1.22%) Telerik
9 90 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 64 (0.76%) Adobe
11 50 (0.59%) Rackspace
12 47 (0.56%) Xamarin
12 47 (0.56%) Twitter
13 46 (0.54%) DevExpress
14 40 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
15 37 (0.44%) TIBCO
16 34 (0.40%) Red Gate
17 30 (0.35%) Bloomberg
18 29 (0.34%) Sybase
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + an incredible benefits package
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 to £60000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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