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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 78 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3554 4580 4289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.33% 3.90% 3.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.79% 9.78% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3236 4136 3955
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
40417 46852 44018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.83% 39.90% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34526 40022 38253
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 £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 3409 £45,000 - 479
London -6 1272 £55,000 - 147
South East -30 654 £45,000 +5.88% 85
North West -7 344 £40,000 - 64
West Midlands +33 276 £40,000 +6.66% 35
Yorkshire -18 228 £37,500 -6.25% 36
East of England -42 227 £45,000 - 28
Manchester -4 208 £40,000 - 38
City of London -43 201 £62,500 +8.69% 37
East Midlands +5 186 £40,000 - 21
South West +15 183 £37,500 - 48
Surrey -28 157 £50,000 +11.11% 14
West Yorkshire -25 123 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Buckinghamshire +8 109 £39,000 -2.50% 10
Hampshire -17 104 £40,000 - 12
Birmingham +20 99 £37,500 - 12
Cheshire 0 98 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Berkshire -44 92 £55,000 +22.22% 17
Hertfordshire -1 79 £51,250 +20.58% 6
Leeds -28 79 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Nottinghamshire +9 75 £41,250 +3.12% 11
Milton Keynes +8 75 £39,500 -21.00% 8
Nottingham +10 71 £41,250 +3.12% 11
Kent -11 69 £42,500 -5.55% 14
East Sussex -14 66 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Brighton -14 65 £45,000 +28.57% 6
North East +16 63 £37,500 -6.25% 13
North Yorkshire -8 60 £40,000 +5.26% 6
Bedfordshire -15 52 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Cambridgeshire -34 52 £45,000 - 9

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6827 (95.71%) C#
2 6718 (94.18%) .NET
3 5227 (73.28%) SQL Server
4 5059 (70.92%) ASP.NET
5 4658 (65.30%) MVC
6 4508 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
7 3521 (49.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3118 (43.71%) TDD
9 2742 (38.44%) SQL
10 2606 (36.53%) JavaScript
11 2431 (34.08%) Microsoft
12 2411 (33.80%) .NET Framework
13 2405 (33.72%) HTML
14 2045 (28.67%) CSS
15 2031 (28.47%) WPF
16 2025 (28.39%) Scrum
17 1874 (26.27%) Web Services
18 1816 (25.46%) Web Application Development
19 1666 (23.36%) jQuery
20 1533 (21.49%) OO
21 1531 (21.46%) Entity Framework
22 1522 (21.34%) Windows
23 1506 (21.11%) Finance
24 1422 (19.94%) XML
25 1306 (18.31%) NUnit
26 1194 (16.74%) ASP.NET Web API
27 1178 (16.51%) T-SQL
28 1167 (16.36%) BDD
29 1111 (15.58%) Visual Studio
30 1045 (14.65%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 756 (10.60%) Node.js
2 516 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 469 (6.58%) BizTalk Server
4 441 (6.18%) IIS
5 196 (2.75%) CMS
6 185 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 121 (1.70%) Umbraco
8 111 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 100 (1.40%) NServiceBus
10 54 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 38 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 31 (0.43%) DNN
13 31 (0.43%) Kentico
14 25 (0.35%) Sitefinity
14 25 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.28%) Apache
16 19 (0.27%) Immediacy CMS
17 18 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 804 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 92 (1.29%) MS Office
3 67 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.14%) MS Project
8 5 (0.070%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.028%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 228 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.098%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.098%) Sage CRM
5 5 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.070%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.070%) RMDS
6 4 (0.056%) Scribe Insight
6 4 (0.056%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.028%) Magento
8 1 (0.014%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.014%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.014%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 434 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (1.30%) SaaS
4 48 (0.67%) Office 365
5 13 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.18%) PaaS
6 12 (0.17%) IaaS
6 12 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.15%) Yammer
8 10 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.11%) GitHub
10 3 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.042%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.014%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.014%) AtomSphere
Communications & Networking
1 320 (4.49%) Internet
2 179 (2.51%) HTTP
3 94 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 67 (0.94%) SMTP
5 41 (0.57%) Intranet
6 33 (0.46%) DNS
7 29 (0.41%) Network Security
8 21 (0.29%) Firewall
9 19 (0.27%) SSL
9 19 (0.27%) CTI
10 11 (0.15%) FTP
11 8 (0.11%) SSH
12 5 (0.070%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.056%) Wireless
13 4 (0.056%) 802.15
13 4 (0.056%) VPN
13 4 (0.056%) OpenVPN
13 4 (0.056%) Modbus
13 4 (0.056%) Asterisk PBX
13 4 (0.056%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5227 (73.28%) SQL Server
2 971 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 738 (10.35%) NoSQL
4 430 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 402 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 377 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 340 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 256 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 211 (2.96%) MySQL
10 137 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 132 (1.85%) MongoDB
12 100 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
12 100 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 99 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 70 (0.98%) RavenDB
15 61 (0.86%) Big Data
16 54 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
17 44 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
18 38 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
19 36 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1306 (18.31%) NUnit
2 1111 (15.58%) Visual Studio
3 1004 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 934 (13.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 785 (11.01%) Git (software)
6 759 (10.64%) Moq
7 515 (7.22%) MSTest
8 463 (6.49%) Subversion
9 207 (2.90%) TeamCity
10 172 (2.41%) Selenium
11 137 (1.92%) ReSharper
12 126 (1.77%) CruiseControl
13 107 (1.50%) SpecFlow
14 106 (1.49%) JIRA
15 93 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 87 (1.22%) MSBuild
17 74 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 68 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
19 51 (0.71%) Log4Net
19 51 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 1506 (21.11%) Finance
2 485 (6.80%) Banking
3 352 (4.93%) Retail
4 338 (4.74%) Games
5 213 (2.99%) Front Office
6 206 (2.89%) Investment Banking
7 184 (2.58%) Marketing
8 152 (2.13%) Advertising
9 87 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.04%) Back Office
11 56 (0.79%) Legal
12 48 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 41 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 34 (0.48%) Publishing
15 30 (0.42%) Music Industry
15 30 (0.42%) Automotive
16 27 (0.38%) Law
17 22 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.27%) Financial Institution
19 14 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6145 (86.15%) Developer
2 3731 (52.31%) .NET Developer
3 2001 (28.05%) C# Developer
4 1253 (17.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 983 (13.78%) Senior Developer
6 701 (9.83%) Software Developer
7 661 (9.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 579 (8.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 503 (7.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 410 (5.75%) Web Developer
11 375 (5.26%) Software Engineer
12 354 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
13 290 (4.07%) Junior
14 283 (3.97%) Junior Developer
15 219 (3.07%) Lead Developer
16 202 (2.83%) Junior .NET Developer
16 202 (2.83%) Architect
17 196 (2.75%) .NET Web Developer
18 195 (2.73%) Graduate
19 192 (2.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6718 (94.18%) .NET
2 5059 (70.92%) ASP.NET
3 3521 (49.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2411 (33.80%) .NET Framework
5 2405 (33.72%) HTML
6 2045 (28.67%) CSS
7 2031 (28.47%) WPF
8 1874 (26.27%) Web Services
9 1666 (23.36%) jQuery
10 1531 (21.46%) Entity Framework
11 1422 (19.94%) XML
12 1194 (16.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1045 (14.65%) HTML5
14 966 (13.54%) LINQ
15 920 (12.90%) WinForms
16 850 (11.92%) Ajax
17 841 (11.79%) Castle Windsor
18 818 (11.47%) NHibernate
19 782 (10.96%) RESTful
20 677 (9.49%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 579 (8.12%) Inversion of Control
2 471 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 411 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
4 382 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 240 (3.36%) Client/Server
6 227 (3.18%) Mobile App
7 199 (2.79%) N-Tier
8 197 (2.76%) Tandem
9 191 (2.68%) Social Media
10 134 (1.88%) Derivative
11 124 (1.74%) Hedge funds
12 120 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 118 (1.65%) Mathematics
14 111 (1.56%) BBC
15 107 (1.50%) Streaming Music
16 102 (1.43%) Social Network
16 102 (1.43%) Fixed Income
17 99 (1.39%) Open Source
18 92 (1.29%) User Experience
19 82 (1.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1522 (21.34%) Windows
2 280 (3.93%) Android
3 127 (1.78%) Apple iOS
4 76 (1.07%) Linux
5 69 (0.97%) UNIX
6 64 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 39 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 22 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 18 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
12 18 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
13 9 (0.13%) Windows CE
14 7 (0.098%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.028%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.014%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4658 (65.30%) MVC
2 4508 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
3 3118 (43.71%) TDD
4 2025 (28.39%) Scrum
5 1816 (25.46%) Web Application Development
6 1533 (21.49%) OO
7 1167 (16.36%) BDD
8 944 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
9 837 (11.73%) Dependency Injection
10 816 (11.44%) Software Engineering
11 744 (10.43%) Kanban
12 609 (8.54%) SOA
13 591 (8.29%) Unit Testing
14 549 (7.70%) MVVM
15 493 (6.91%) OOD
16 486 (6.81%) Domain-Driven Design
17 461 (6.46%) Multithreading
18 444 (6.22%) OOP
19 382 (5.36%) Web Development
20 332 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6827 (95.71%) C#
2 2742 (38.44%) SQL
3 2606 (36.53%) JavaScript
4 1178 (16.51%) T-SQL
5 754 (10.57%) VB.NET
6 612 (8.58%) Ruby
7 354 (4.96%) VB
8 279 (3.91%) Java
9 269 (3.77%) C++
10 122 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 95 (1.33%) C
12 90 (1.26%) VB6
13 89 (1.25%) PHP
14 86 (1.21%) PowerShell
15 79 (1.11%) VBA
16 60 (0.84%) ActionScript
17 57 (0.80%) Objective-C
18 55 (0.77%) XAML
19 50 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
20 48 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 768 (10.77%) Degree
2 263 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 98 (1.37%) MCSD
5 85 (1.19%) MCP
6 75 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 69 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 39 (0.55%) MCTS
9 32 (0.45%) MCAD
10 22 (0.31%) MCPD
11 16 (0.22%) PhD
11 16 (0.22%) MCITP
12 13 (0.18%) ISEB
13 11 (0.15%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.13%) MCSE
14 9 (0.13%) MCDBA
15 8 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 7 (0.098%) CISSP
17 4 (0.056%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (2.93%) QA
2 38 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (0.20%) HL7
5 11 (0.15%) SLA
6 9 (0.13%) EMIR
7 7 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.070%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.042%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.014%) Basel III
System Software
1 51 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.17%) Docker
4 6 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.070%) UAG
5 5 (0.070%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.070%) Firmware
6 4 (0.056%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.028%) vSphere
8 1 (0.014%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (0.24%) Puppet
1 17 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.15%) logstash
3 6 (0.084%) MOM
3 6 (0.084%) SCCM
4 5 (0.070%) SCOM
5 4 (0.056%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.056%) Control-M
6 3 (0.042%) Nagios
7 2 (0.028%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.028%) OpenView
7 2 (0.028%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.028%) WMI
8 1 (0.014%) AppManager
8 1 (0.014%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.014%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2431 (34.08%) Microsoft
2 447 (6.27%) Oracle
3 252 (3.53%) Google
4 226 (3.17%) Facebook
5 151 (2.12%) Apple
6 113 (1.58%) Sony
7 112 (1.57%) Twitter
8 111 (1.56%) Yahoo!
9 81 (1.14%) Sitecore
10 40 (0.56%) Sybase
11 37 (0.52%) Telerik
12 35 (0.49%) DevExpress
12 35 (0.49%) EPiServer
13 34 (0.48%) Adobe
14 33 (0.46%) Xamarin
14 33 (0.46%) IBM
15 29 (0.41%) Nintex
16 26 (0.36%) Ektron
17 25 (0.35%) TIBCO
18 24 (0.34%) Perforce
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Environment
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday