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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 114 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2779 3516 4104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 3.35% 3.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.31% 8.99% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2579 3187 3708
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,425 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
38020 39121 43598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.92% 37.27% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32777 33668 36387
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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 -26 2651 £47,500 +5.55% 371
London -22 974 £55,000 - 120
South East -23 512 £45,000 +5.88% 53
East of England +1 296 £50,000 +11.11% 34
North West -5 229 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Yorkshire +8 215 £42,500 +6.25% 35
West Yorkshire +30 189 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Midlands -2 188 £42,500 - 27
Manchester +20 166 £47,500 +13.09% 25
South West -68 123 £38,500 - 33
Leeds +15 122 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Surrey -24 113 £48,750 -2.50% 11
Hertfordshire +22 105 £52,500 +7.14% 9
Berkshire -2 100 £50,000 +11.11% 13
East Midlands -26 97 £42,000 +5.00% 17
City of London -50 90 £57,500 +4.54% 28
Cambridgeshire +7 85 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Cambridge +27 77 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 72 £42,500 +4.93% 1
Hampshire +3 68 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Sussex +33 66 £40,000 - 3
Birmingham -4 64 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Kent -23 56 £42,500 +2.40% 10
Milton Keynes +7 55 £45,000 +12.50%
Bristol -10 50 £45,000 +16.88% 13
Essex -5 49 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Nottinghamshire +22 48 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Staffordshire +20 48 £38,500 -14.44% 9
Coventry +2 47 £46,750 -1.57% 6
Bedfordshire 0 46 £50,000 -20.00% 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5798 (96.33%) C#
2 5656 (93.97%) .NET
3 4410 (73.27%) SQL Server
4 4285 (71.19%) ASP.NET
5 4205 (69.86%) MVC
6 3841 (63.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3198 (53.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2797 (46.47%) TDD
9 2464 (40.94%) JavaScript
10 2255 (37.46%) SQL
11 2147 (35.67%) HTML
12 2134 (35.45%) .NET Framework
13 1972 (32.76%) WPF
14 1906 (31.67%) CSS
15 1885 (31.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1723 (28.63%) Microsoft
17 1708 (28.38%) Web Application Development
18 1690 (28.08%) Scrum
19 1569 (26.07%) ASP.NET Web API
20 1516 (25.19%) Entity Framework
21 1506 (25.02%) Web Services
22 1421 (23.61%) jQuery
23 1415 (23.51%) SQL Server 2014
24 1305 (21.68%) NUnit
25 1304 (21.66%) OO
26 1275 (21.18%) Finance
27 1257 (20.88%) Windows
28 1231 (20.45%) BDD
29 1086 (18.04%) XML
30 964 (16.02%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 920 (15.28%) Node.js
2 334 (5.55%) SharePoint
3 326 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
4 303 (5.03%) IIS
5 152 (2.53%) CMS
6 137 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 137 (2.28%) Umbraco
7 74 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 57 (0.95%) NServiceBus
9 55 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 47 (0.78%) Kentico
11 43 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 42 (0.70%) Sitefinity
13 30 (0.50%) DNN
14 29 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
15 25 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.27%) MediaWiki
17 12 (0.20%) Apache
18 11 (0.18%) Confluence
18 11 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 569 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 46 (0.76%) MS Office
3 35 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.100%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.083%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 98 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.30%) SAP Business One
3 12 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.100%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.083%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.083%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.083%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.066%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.050%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.017%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.017%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.017%) RMDS
9 1 (0.017%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.017%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 423 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (1.69%) SaaS
4 36 (0.60%) GitHub
5 21 (0.35%) Office 365
6 16 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.20%) PaaS
8 11 (0.18%) IaaS
9 9 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.12%) Yammer
11 3 (0.050%) Force.com
12 1 (0.017%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.49%) Internet
2 109 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 82 (1.36%) HTTP
4 73 (1.21%) Network Security
5 39 (0.65%) Intranet
6 27 (0.45%) Wireshark
7 24 (0.40%) SMTP
8 21 (0.35%) Firewall
9 17 (0.28%) LDAP
10 13 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.20%) Extranet
11 12 (0.20%) SNMP
12 10 (0.17%) SMS
13 7 (0.12%) DNS
14 4 (0.066%) Skype
14 4 (0.066%) VPN
15 3 (0.050%) Broadband
15 3 (0.050%) CTI
15 3 (0.050%) iBeacon
16 2 (0.033%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4410 (73.27%) SQL Server
2 1415 (23.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 807 (13.41%) NoSQL
4 552 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 370 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 297 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 265 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 178 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 163 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 151 (2.51%) MySQL
11 100 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 90 (1.50%) MongoDB
13 67 (1.11%) Big Data
14 61 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 61 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 52 (0.86%) Oracle Database
16 51 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
17 32 (0.53%) Hadoop
17 32 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
18 31 (0.52%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1305 (21.68%) NUnit
2 931 (15.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 918 (15.25%) Git (software)
4 850 (14.12%) Visual Studio
5 819 (13.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 746 (12.39%) Moq
7 547 (9.09%) MSTest
8 535 (8.89%) Subversion
9 300 (4.98%) TeamCity
10 272 (4.52%) Selenium
11 168 (2.79%) SpecFlow
12 167 (2.77%) JIRA
13 94 (1.56%) ReSharper
14 83 (1.38%) Jenkins
14 83 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
15 76 (1.26%) MSBuild
16 63 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 60 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 57 (0.95%) Cucumber
19 53 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 1275 (21.18%) Finance
2 371 (6.16%) Banking
3 313 (5.20%) Games
4 204 (3.39%) Advertising
5 192 (3.19%) Retail
6 161 (2.67%) Marketing
7 130 (2.16%) Front Office
8 125 (2.08%) Back Office
9 121 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 58 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 54 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 45 (0.75%) Legal
13 44 (0.73%) Manufacturing
14 34 (0.56%) Law
15 27 (0.45%) Music Industry
16 19 (0.32%) Electronics
17 16 (0.27%) Publishing
18 11 (0.18%) Local Government
18 11 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5273 (87.61%) Developer
2 3931 (65.31%) .NET Developer
3 3034 (50.41%) C# Developer
4 2175 (36.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1334 (22.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1226 (20.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 867 (14.40%) Senior Developer
8 864 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 673 (11.18%) SQL Developer
10 581 (9.65%) Software Developer
11 576 (9.57%) Senior .NET Developer
12 558 (9.27%) Senior C# Developer
13 518 (8.61%) C# Software Developer
14 512 (8.51%) .NET Software Developer
15 409 (6.80%) Software Engineer
16 387 (6.43%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 368 (6.11%) WCF Developer
18 351 (5.83%) C# WCF Developer
19 322 (5.35%) Web Developer
20 290 (4.82%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5656 (93.97%) .NET
2 4285 (71.19%) ASP.NET
3 3198 (53.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2147 (35.67%) HTML
5 2134 (35.45%) .NET Framework
6 1972 (32.76%) WPF
7 1906 (31.67%) CSS
8 1885 (31.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1569 (26.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1516 (25.19%) Entity Framework
11 1506 (25.02%) Web Services
12 1421 (23.61%) jQuery
13 1086 (18.04%) XML
14 930 (15.45%) HTML5
15 907 (15.07%) RESTful
16 894 (14.85%) LINQ
17 829 (13.77%) Ajax
18 827 (13.74%) WinForms
19 822 (13.66%) AngularJS
20 702 (11.66%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 510 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 465 (7.73%) Enterprise Software
3 437 (7.26%) Inversion of Control
4 236 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 211 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (3.09%) Streaming Music
7 170 (2.82%) Hedge funds
8 161 (2.67%) Client/Server
9 154 (2.56%) Social Media
10 130 (2.16%) N-Tier
11 127 (2.11%) Tandem
12 126 (2.09%) BBC
13 121 (2.01%) Mathematics
14 110 (1.83%) User Experience
15 98 (1.63%) iPhone
16 84 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 83 (1.38%) Social Network
18 78 (1.30%) Visualisation
19 72 (1.20%) Equities
20 66 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1257 (20.88%) Windows
2 172 (2.86%) Android
3 126 (2.09%) Linux
4 104 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 95 (1.58%) Unix
6 92 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 28 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.100%) FreeBSD
12 6 (0.100%) Solaris
12 6 (0.100%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.083%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.066%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.050%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.050%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4205 (69.86%) MVC
2 3841 (63.81%) Agile Software Development
3 2797 (46.47%) TDD
4 1708 (28.38%) Web Application Development
5 1690 (28.08%) Scrum
6 1304 (21.66%) OO
7 1231 (20.45%) BDD
8 953 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
9 890 (14.79%) Software Engineering
10 778 (12.93%) Dependency Injection
11 701 (11.65%) Kanban
12 587 (9.75%) MVVM
13 522 (8.67%) Unit Testing
14 513 (8.52%) SDLC
15 388 (6.45%) SOA
16 378 (6.28%) OOP
17 375 (6.23%) Domain-Driven Design
18 361 (6.00%) Web Development
19 345 (5.73%) OOD
20 324 (5.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5798 (96.33%) C#
2 2464 (40.94%) JavaScript
3 2255 (37.46%) SQL
4 964 (16.02%) T-SQL
5 698 (11.60%) Ruby
6 668 (11.10%) VB.NET
7 341 (5.67%) C++
8 326 (5.42%) VB
9 322 (5.35%) Java
10 227 (3.77%) PL/SQL
11 136 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 94 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 90 (1.50%) C
14 83 (1.38%) VB6
15 78 (1.30%) PHP
16 65 (1.08%) XAML
17 61 (1.01%) XPath
18 55 (0.91%) VBA
19 53 (0.88%) Python
20 51 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 773 (12.84%) Degree
2 129 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 49 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 40 (0.66%) MCSD
6 35 (0.58%) MCTS
7 27 (0.45%) MCP
8 25 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (0.35%) MCPD
10 14 (0.23%) Brainbench
10 14 (0.23%) MCAD
11 9 (0.15%) CCNA
11 9 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.13%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.100%) HND
14 6 (0.100%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.100%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.066%) PhD
15 4 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.01%) QA
2 53 (0.88%) MiFID
3 33 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.12%) HL7
6 6 (0.100%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.100%) EMIR
7 5 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.050%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.033%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.033%) SEPA
9 2 (0.033%) SLA
10 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
System Software
1 80 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.27%) Docker
4 7 (0.12%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.066%) NFS
7 2 (0.033%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.033%) vSphere
8 1 (0.017%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (0.86%) WMI
2 14 (0.23%) SCOM
3 11 (0.18%) Rundeck
4 9 (0.15%) Nagios
4 9 (0.15%) OpenView
5 7 (0.12%) Control-M
5 7 (0.12%) MOM
5 7 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (0.083%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 5 (0.083%) SCCM
6 5 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.083%) Wonderware InTouch
7 3 (0.050%) logstash
8 2 (0.033%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.033%) Kibana
8 2 (0.033%) OPNET
8 2 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.033%) Puppet
8 2 (0.033%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1723 (28.63%) Microsoft
2 407 (6.76%) Oracle
3 239 (3.97%) Google
4 235 (3.90%) Facebook
5 183 (3.04%) Apple
6 127 (2.11%) Sony
7 126 (2.09%) Yahoo!
8 96 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 75 (1.25%) Telerik
10 68 (1.13%) Xamarin
11 61 (1.01%) EPiServer
12 55 (0.91%) VMware
13 39 (0.65%) IBM
14 29 (0.48%) Alterian
14 29 (0.48%) Ektron
15 28 (0.47%) SAP
16 24 (0.40%) TIBCO
17 19 (0.32%) DevExpress
17 19 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.32%) Twitter
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + it
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 8% Bonus and more
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + REMOTE WORKING!
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum +bonus (10%),health,pension,Shares
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus(10%), shares,Pension,health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday