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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 79 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3484 4041 5082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.30% 3.89% 4.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.89% 9.48% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3163 3656 4768
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
39174 42648 45879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 41.03% 42.10%
Number of salaries quoted 33811 35710 40844
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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 -14 3241 £45,000 +5.88% 523
London -18 1182 £55,000 - 148
South East -31 661 £42,500 +6.25% 110
East of England -5 301 £45,000 +9.75% 44
North West -22 296 £38,000 +1.33% 67
City of London -18 267 £55,000 -8.33% 46
South West +31 252 £38,500 +7.69% 46
Yorkshire -23 199 £40,000 +11.11% 47
West Midlands +4 180 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Surrey -25 150 £45,000 - 19
East Midlands -15 143 £40,000 - 26
Manchester -32 141 £40,000 - 35
West Yorkshire -15 130 £40,000 +14.28% 36
Kent +11 119 £40,000 - 6
Berkshire -40 112 £42,500 +8.97% 18
Cheshire -8 101 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Hampshire -1 94 £41,250 +7.14% 17
Leeds -12 93 £40,000 +11.11% 21
Scotland +18 87 £40,000 - 15
Cambridgeshire +10 86 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Gloucestershire +19 71 £45,000 +21.62% 15
Hertfordshire +17 66 £49,000 +40.00% 11
Birmingham +8 64 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Buckinghamshire -23 64 £40,000 - 16
Bristol +4 63 £37,500 +1.35% 10
East Sussex -14 59 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Reading -19 56 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Essex -4 55 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Bedfordshire -7 53 £62,500 +31.57% 8
North East +23 52 £38,000 +8.57% 9

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6898 (95.42%) C#
2 6851 (94.77%) .NET
3 5342 (73.90%) ASP.NET
4 5203 (71.97%) SQL Server
5 4632 (64.08%) MVC
6 4602 (63.66%) Agile Software Development
7 3465 (47.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3203 (44.31%) TDD
9 2748 (38.01%) SQL
10 2719 (37.61%) JavaScript
11 2659 (36.78%) HTML
12 2401 (33.21%) Microsoft
13 2305 (31.89%) .NET Framework
14 2297 (31.77%) CSS
15 2247 (31.08%) Scrum
16 2207 (30.53%) WPF
17 1933 (26.74%) Web Services
18 1875 (25.94%) jQuery
19 1728 (23.90%) OO
20 1680 (23.24%) Web Application Development
21 1520 (21.03%) Windows
22 1502 (20.78%) XML
23 1391 (19.24%) Finance
24 1368 (18.92%) NUnit
25 1272 (17.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 1218 (16.85%) BDD
27 1208 (16.71%) SQL Server 2008
28 1189 (16.45%) T-SQL
29 1092 (15.11%) Visual Studio
30 1080 (14.94%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 637 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 631 (8.73%) Node.js
3 511 (7.07%) IIS
4 406 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
5 215 (2.97%) CMS
6 209 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 139 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 130 (1.80%) NServiceBus
9 113 (1.56%) Umbraco
10 71 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
11 61 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 54 (0.75%) nginx
12 54 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
13 51 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 35 (0.48%) Apache
15 33 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (0.36%) JBoss
17 21 (0.29%) ColdFusion
18 20 (0.28%) Commerce Server
18 20 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 837 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 83 (1.15%) MS Office
3 48 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 22 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.069%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.041%) SPSS
10 3 (0.041%) MS Project
11 1 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 223 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.097%) RMDS
5 4 (0.055%) Magento
5 4 (0.055%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.055%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.041%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.041%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.028%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.014%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.014%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.014%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 366 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (1.00%) SaaS
4 63 (0.87%) GitHub
5 61 (0.84%) Office 365
6 46 (0.64%) Trello
7 36 (0.50%) PaaS
7 36 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.32%) IaaS
9 11 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 332 (4.59%) Internet
2 162 (2.24%) HTTP
3 93 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 89 (1.23%) Intranet
5 32 (0.44%) Extranet
6 31 (0.43%) SSL
7 25 (0.35%) DNS
8 23 (0.32%) SMTP
9 17 (0.24%) Wireless
10 13 (0.18%) Firewall
11 11 (0.15%) SSH
12 10 (0.14%) SMS
12 10 (0.14%) SMPP
12 10 (0.14%) NFC
13 8 (0.11%) VoIP
13 8 (0.11%) FTP
13 8 (0.11%) Network Security
14 7 (0.097%) CTI
15 6 (0.083%) Modbus
15 6 (0.083%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5203 (71.97%) SQL Server
2 1208 (16.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 598 (8.27%) NoSQL
4 498 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 462 (6.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 434 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 417 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 298 (4.12%) Relational Database
9 226 (3.13%) MySQL
10 157 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 137 (1.90%) MongoDB
12 130 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 129 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 112 (1.55%) RDBMS
15 105 (1.45%) RavenDB
16 96 (1.33%) Big Data
17 57 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
18 56 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
19 46 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 46 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1368 (18.92%) NUnit
2 1092 (15.11%) Visual Studio
3 1080 (14.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1007 (13.93%) Rhino Mocks
5 750 (10.37%) Moq
6 690 (9.54%) Git (software)
7 476 (6.58%) Subversion
8 445 (6.16%) MSTest
9 301 (4.16%) TeamCity
10 194 (2.68%) SpecFlow
11 177 (2.45%) ReSharper
12 176 (2.43%) Selenium
13 134 (1.85%) CruiseControl
14 129 (1.78%) JIRA
15 120 (1.66%) MSBuild
16 67 (0.93%) Jenkins
17 64 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 63 (0.87%) Cucumber
19 58 (0.80%) Log4Net
19 58 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1391 (19.24%) Finance
2 529 (7.32%) Banking
3 391 (5.41%) Games
4 356 (4.92%) Retail
5 219 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 167 (2.31%) Advertising
7 160 (2.21%) Front Office
8 145 (2.01%) Marketing
9 113 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 69 (0.95%) Legal
11 67 (0.93%) Back Office
12 54 (0.75%) Music Industry
13 50 (0.69%) French Language
14 41 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.48%) Manufacturing
16 32 (0.44%) Law
16 32 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 31 (0.43%) Automotive
17 31 (0.43%) Publishing
18 24 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6168 (85.32%) Developer
2 3602 (49.83%) .NET Developer
3 2103 (29.09%) C# Developer
4 1316 (18.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 1014 (14.03%) Senior Developer
6 740 (10.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 729 (10.08%) Software Developer
8 620 (8.58%) ASP.NET Developer
9 499 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 432 (5.98%) Web Developer
11 392 (5.42%) Senior C# Developer
12 349 (4.83%) Software Engineer
13 260 (3.60%) Architect
14 225 (3.11%) Junior
15 221 (3.06%) Junior Developer
16 214 (2.96%) C# Software Developer
17 197 (2.73%) Agile C# Developer
18 194 (2.68%) Agile .NET Developer
19 190 (2.63%) Programmer
20 183 (2.53%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6851 (94.77%) .NET
2 5342 (73.90%) ASP.NET
3 3465 (47.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2659 (36.78%) HTML
5 2305 (31.89%) .NET Framework
6 2297 (31.77%) CSS
7 2207 (30.53%) WPF
8 1933 (26.74%) Web Services
9 1875 (25.94%) jQuery
10 1502 (20.78%) XML
11 1272 (17.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1073 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1007 (13.93%) Ajax
14 980 (13.56%) LINQ
15 977 (13.52%) HTML5
16 939 (12.99%) WinForms
17 844 (11.68%) Castle Windsor
18 816 (11.29%) RESTful
19 810 (11.20%) NHibernate
20 745 (10.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 547 (7.57%) Inversion of Control
2 472 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 379 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
4 309 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 250 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 249 (3.44%) N-Tier
7 201 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 171 (2.37%) Tandem
9 138 (1.91%) Social Media
10 124 (1.72%) iPhone
11 115 (1.59%) Mathematics
12 110 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 107 (1.48%) BBC
14 99 (1.37%) Open Source
15 98 (1.36%) Derivative
16 95 (1.31%) Fixed Income
17 92 (1.27%) Social Network
18 87 (1.20%) Hedge funds
19 82 (1.13%) Streaming Music
20 81 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1520 (21.03%) Windows
2 319 (4.41%) Android
3 171 (2.37%) Apple iOS
4 86 (1.19%) Linux
5 77 (1.07%) Windows Phone
6 62 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.44%) UNIX
9 29 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 28 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 21 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 21 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.19%) CentOS
14 9 (0.12%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.097%) Windows Phone 7
17 6 (0.083%) Windows CE
18 2 (0.028%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.014%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4632 (64.08%) MVC
2 4602 (63.66%) Agile Software Development
3 3203 (44.31%) TDD
4 2247 (31.08%) Scrum
5 1728 (23.90%) OO
6 1680 (23.24%) Web Application Development
7 1218 (16.85%) BDD
8 972 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
9 862 (11.92%) Software Engineering
10 732 (10.13%) Dependency Injection
11 731 (10.11%) Kanban
12 619 (8.56%) SOA
13 557 (7.71%) Unit Testing
14 555 (7.68%) E-Commerce
15 544 (7.53%) MVVM
16 530 (7.33%) OOD
17 522 (7.22%) OOP
18 489 (6.76%) Web Development
19 445 (6.16%) Multithreading
20 355 (4.91%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 6898 (95.42%) C#
2 2748 (38.01%) SQL
3 2719 (37.61%) JavaScript
4 1189 (16.45%) T-SQL
5 913 (12.63%) VB.NET
6 563 (7.79%) Ruby
7 413 (5.71%) VB
8 346 (4.79%) C++
9 309 (4.27%) Java
10 130 (1.80%) VB6
11 113 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 107 (1.48%) XPath
13 103 (1.42%) PHP
14 102 (1.41%) XAML
15 97 (1.34%) C
16 94 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 88 (1.22%) VBA
18 59 (0.82%) Python
19 46 (0.64%) Objective-C
20 43 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 824 (11.40%) Degree
2 261 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (1.49%) MCSD
4 92 (1.27%) MCP
5 76 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 54 (0.75%) MCTS
7 50 (0.69%) MCAD
8 30 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 26 (0.36%) ISEB
10 24 (0.33%) MCITP
11 23 (0.32%) HND
12 19 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.24%) MCPD
13 17 (0.24%) PhD
14 15 (0.21%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.21%) MCSE
15 10 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.12%) Sun Certification
16 9 (0.12%) MCDBA
17 6 (0.083%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (2.93%) QA
2 56 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 28 (0.39%) SLA
4 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 5 (0.069%) HL7
6 4 (0.055%) EMIR
6 4 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.055%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.028%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.014%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.014%) UCITS
System Software
1 90 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.097%) Firmware
4 2 (0.028%) vSphere
5 1 (0.014%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.014%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (0.26%) logstash
2 18 (0.25%) MOM
3 17 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.11%) Puppet
5 5 (0.069%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.055%) StatsD
6 4 (0.055%) Nagios
7 2 (0.028%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.028%) OpenView
7 2 (0.028%) AppManager
7 2 (0.028%) SCCM
8 1 (0.014%) WMI
8 1 (0.014%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2401 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 532 (7.36%) Oracle
3 280 (3.87%) Google
4 229 (3.17%) Facebook
5 140 (1.94%) Apple
6 117 (1.62%) Telerik
7 112 (1.55%) Sitecore
8 109 (1.51%) Sony
9 106 (1.47%) Yahoo!
10 72 (1.00%) Twitter
11 53 (0.73%) Rackspace
12 33 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 31 (0.43%) Adobe
14 30 (0.41%) Xamarin
15 29 (0.40%) DevExpress
16 27 (0.37%) Nintex
17 26 (0.36%) SAP
18 23 (0.32%) TIBCO
18 23 (0.32%) VMware
19 22 (0.30%) Sybase
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum GBP 45 - 55K +Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 45k +Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Execllent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum £40,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago