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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 84 71 61
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3503 4016 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.16% 3.50% 4.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.49% 9.13% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3214 3613 3977
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
41241 43977 42328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.25% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35251 36969 36596
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -10 3375 £45,000 - 395
London -1 1278 £55,000 - 99
South East -4 679 £42,500 - 66
North West -8 347 £40,000 - 66
East of England -36 233 £47,500 +5.55% 25
Yorkshire +5 225 £37,000 -1.33% 24
West Midlands +13 210 £40,000 - 38
Manchester -7 200 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South West +6 190 £37,500 -6.25% 48
Surrey -17 187 £50,000 +11.11% 10
City of London -29 182 £57,500 +4.54% 16
East Midlands -10 161 £40,000 +1.26% 16
West Yorkshire +14 150 £37,017 -1.28% 9
Hampshire +11 115 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Leeds +8 100 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Berkshire -9 100 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Cheshire -16 96 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Hertfordshire +19 92 £55,000 +22.22% 15
Buckinghamshire +33 90 £39,000 -2.50% 9
Kent +6 84 £42,500 +3.03% 11
Birmingham +6 69 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Nottinghamshire -10 68 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Nottingham +6 62 £40,000 - 4
Milton Keynes +22 60 £39,000 +2.63% 6
Reading -12 58 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire -26 58 £45,000 +2.85% 5
North East +3 56 £37,500 +2.73% 13
Warwickshire +33 47 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Warrington +14 45 £35,000 - 4
Bedfordshire -22 45 £50,000 +5.26% 2

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6654 (94.75%) C#
2 6637 (94.50%) .NET
3 5271 (75.05%) SQL Server
4 4976 (70.85%) ASP.NET
5 4663 (66.40%) MVC
6 4583 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
7 3565 (50.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3217 (45.81%) TDD
9 2657 (37.83%) SQL
10 2640 (37.59%) JavaScript
11 2421 (34.47%) HTML
12 2362 (33.63%) Microsoft
13 2304 (32.81%) .NET Framework
14 2045 (29.12%) CSS
15 2030 (28.91%) WPF
16 1987 (28.29%) Scrum
17 1827 (26.01%) Web Application Development
18 1818 (25.89%) Web Services
19 1638 (23.32%) jQuery
20 1585 (22.57%) Entity Framework
21 1459 (20.77%) OO
22 1439 (20.49%) Finance
23 1422 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web API
24 1359 (19.35%) Windows
25 1350 (19.22%) XML
26 1318 (18.77%) NUnit
27 1198 (17.06%) BDD
28 1134 (16.15%) Visual Studio
29 1121 (15.96%) T-SQL
30 1026 (14.61%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 905 (12.89%) Node.js
2 515 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 414 (5.89%) BizTalk Server
4 357 (5.08%) IIS
5 187 (2.66%) CMS
6 160 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 124 (1.77%) Umbraco
8 86 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 81 (1.15%) NServiceBus
10 60 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 43 (0.61%) DNN
12 38 (0.54%) Kentico
13 36 (0.51%) WebSphere
13 36 (0.51%) Sitefinity
14 34 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
15 30 (0.43%) Immediacy CMS
16 19 (0.27%) Apache
16 19 (0.27%) Confluence
17 13 (0.19%) Joomla!
18 12 (0.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 769 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 59 (0.84%) MS Office
3 41 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.19%) MS Project
6 11 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.057%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.028%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.014%) SPSS
11 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 204 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.071%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.043%) RMDS
5 3 (0.043%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.028%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.028%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.028%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.028%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.014%) Lawson
7 1 (0.014%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.014%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 524 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (1.24%) SaaS
4 25 (0.36%) GitHub
5 12 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.17%) Office 365
6 7 (0.100%) IaaS
6 7 (0.100%) PaaS
7 3 (0.043%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.028%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.028%) Yammer
9 1 (0.014%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.014%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 244 (3.47%) Internet
2 141 (2.01%) HTTP
3 99 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 81 (1.15%) SMTP
5 65 (0.93%) Network Security
6 37 (0.53%) Intranet
7 22 (0.31%) CTI
7 22 (0.31%) Firewall
8 17 (0.24%) DNS
9 11 (0.16%) SSL
10 9 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.13%) FTP
11 6 (0.085%) SSH
12 5 (0.071%) Wireless
13 4 (0.057%) Extranet
13 4 (0.057%) DMZ
13 4 (0.057%) Asterisk PBX
14 3 (0.043%) SMS
14 3 (0.043%) PPP
15 2 (0.028%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5271 (75.05%) SQL Server
2 837 (11.92%) NoSQL
3 762 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 403 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 399 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 321 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 283 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 245 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 218 (3.10%) MySQL
10 146 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 121 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 87 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
13 78 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 62 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 55 (0.78%) Big Data
16 40 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
17 38 (0.54%) Event Store
18 33 (0.47%) Hadoop
19 32 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
20 29 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1318 (18.77%) NUnit
2 1134 (16.15%) Visual Studio
3 992 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 922 (13.13%) Git (software)
5 911 (12.97%) Rhino Mocks
6 777 (11.06%) Moq
7 527 (7.50%) MSTest
8 458 (6.52%) Subversion
9 195 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 191 (2.72%) Selenium
11 113 (1.61%) SpecFlow
12 111 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 108 (1.54%) MSBuild
14 95 (1.35%) JIRA
15 87 (1.24%) ReSharper
16 71 (1.01%) Jenkins
17 70 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 64 (0.91%) CruiseControl
19 50 (0.71%) Jasmine
20 49 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1439 (20.49%) Finance
2 462 (6.58%) Banking
3 388 (5.52%) Retail
4 347 (4.94%) Games
5 221 (3.15%) Front Office
6 202 (2.88%) Marketing
7 192 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 124 (1.77%) Advertising
9 81 (1.15%) Back Office
10 80 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 44 (0.63%) Legal
12 41 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 38 (0.54%) Publishing
14 37 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.47%) Music Industry
16 26 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.36%) Law
18 23 (0.33%) Automotive
19 12 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6028 (85.83%) Developer
2 3764 (53.60%) .NET Developer
3 1941 (27.64%) C# Developer
4 1249 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 870 (12.39%) Senior Developer
6 656 (9.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 603 (8.59%) ASP.NET Developer
8 595 (8.47%) Software Developer
9 493 (7.02%) Web Developer
10 445 (6.34%) Senior .NET Developer
11 430 (6.12%) Software Engineer
12 360 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
13 295 (4.20%) Junior
14 284 (4.04%) Junior Developer
15 210 (2.99%) Lead Developer
16 204 (2.90%) Junior .NET Developer
17 189 (2.69%) Graduate
18 179 (2.55%) .NET Web Developer
18 179 (2.55%) Agile .NET Developer
19 169 (2.41%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6637 (94.50%) .NET
2 4976 (70.85%) ASP.NET
3 3565 (50.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2421 (34.47%) HTML
5 2304 (32.81%) .NET Framework
6 2045 (29.12%) CSS
7 2030 (28.91%) WPF
8 1818 (25.89%) Web Services
9 1638 (23.32%) jQuery
10 1585 (22.57%) Entity Framework
11 1422 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1350 (19.22%) XML
13 1026 (14.61%) HTML5
14 978 (13.93%) WinForms
15 921 (13.11%) LINQ
16 876 (12.47%) RESTful
17 810 (11.53%) Ajax
18 766 (10.91%) Castle Windsor
19 761 (10.84%) NHibernate
20 723 (10.29%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 570 (8.12%) Inversion of Control
2 469 (6.68%) Computer Science
3 398 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 381 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
5 251 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 202 (2.88%) Tandem
6 202 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 200 (2.85%) N-Tier
8 185 (2.63%) Social Media
9 149 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 147 (2.09%) Hedge funds
11 145 (2.06%) Derivative
12 128 (1.82%) Streaming Music
13 127 (1.81%) Equities
14 125 (1.78%) Mathematics
15 123 (1.75%) Fixed Income
16 118 (1.68%) BBC
17 114 (1.62%) User Experience
18 99 (1.41%) Social Network
19 93 (1.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1359 (19.35%) Windows
2 217 (3.09%) Android
3 110 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 80 (1.14%) Linux
5 74 (1.05%) UNIX
6 49 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (0.67%) Windows Phone
8 33 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
9 25 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (0.33%) Windows Phone 7
11 21 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
12 14 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.057%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.043%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.014%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4663 (66.40%) MVC
2 4583 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
3 3217 (45.81%) TDD
4 1987 (28.29%) Scrum
5 1827 (26.01%) Web Application Development
6 1459 (20.77%) OO
7 1198 (17.06%) BDD
8 952 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
9 905 (12.89%) Dependency Injection
10 871 (12.40%) Software Engineering
11 756 (10.76%) Kanban
12 565 (8.04%) MVVM
13 545 (7.76%) SOA
14 527 (7.50%) SDLC
15 519 (7.39%) Unit Testing
16 480 (6.83%) Multithreading
17 455 (6.48%) OOD
18 454 (6.46%) Domain-Driven Design
19 427 (6.08%) Web Development
20 417 (5.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6654 (94.75%) C#
2 2657 (37.83%) SQL
3 2640 (37.59%) JavaScript
4 1121 (15.96%) T-SQL
5 727 (10.35%) VB.NET
6 677 (9.64%) Ruby
7 335 (4.77%) VB
8 297 (4.23%) Java
9 240 (3.42%) C++
10 161 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 152 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 104 (1.48%) PHP
13 87 (1.24%) C
14 80 (1.14%) Objective-C
15 79 (1.12%) Python
16 75 (1.07%) VB6
16 75 (1.07%) VBA
17 62 (0.88%) ActionScript
18 61 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
19 40 (0.57%) F#
Qualifications
1 727 (10.35%) Degree
2 178 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 78 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 71 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 53 (0.75%) MCSD
7 44 (0.63%) MCP
8 25 (0.36%) MCPD
9 18 (0.26%) MCTS
10 17 (0.24%) MCITP
11 10 (0.14%) PhD
11 10 (0.14%) Brainbench
12 9 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.11%) MCSE
14 7 (0.100%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.085%) ISEB
16 5 (0.071%) MCAD
16 5 (0.071%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.057%) ISTQB
18 3 (0.043%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (2.79%) QA
2 37 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 19 (0.27%) EMIR
4 19 (0.27%) HL7
5 8 (0.11%) SLA
6 4 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.014%) GAMP
8 1 (0.014%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.20%) Docker
3 9 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.11%) vSphere
5 6 (0.085%) UAG
5 6 (0.085%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.085%) Terminal Services
5 6 (0.085%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.057%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.014%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (0.40%) WMI
2 18 (0.26%) SCCM
2 18 (0.26%) Puppet
3 16 (0.23%) MOM
4 15 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.21%) SCOM
5 9 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 6 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.085%) logstash
8 5 (0.071%) Nagios
8 5 (0.071%) OPNET
9 4 (0.057%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.057%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.043%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.043%) Control-M
11 1 (0.014%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.014%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 1 (0.014%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2362 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 461 (6.56%) Oracle
3 260 (3.70%) Google
4 195 (2.78%) Facebook
5 187 (2.66%) Apple
6 118 (1.68%) Sony
6 118 (1.68%) Yahoo!
7 77 (1.10%) Sitecore
8 73 (1.04%) Twitter
9 65 (0.93%) Sybase
10 51 (0.73%) TIBCO
10 51 (0.73%) Xamarin
11 49 (0.70%) EPiServer
12 48 (0.68%) Telerik
13 42 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (0.48%) Ektron
15 31 (0.44%) IBM
16 30 (0.43%) Alterian
17 25 (0.36%) Hitachi
18 21 (0.30%) VMware
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 24 minutes ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and benefits and Training
Posted: 24 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 25 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago