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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 79 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3799 4330 5216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.30% 3.90% 4.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.97% 9.54% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3460 3902 4909
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
42362 45367 47985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.78% 40.86% 41.71%
Number of salaries quoted 36399 38853 42542
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -10 3578 £45,000 +5.88% 474
London -21 1272 £55,000 +3.77% 137
South East -22 705 £42,500 +6.25% 93
East of England +13 364 £45,000 +5.88% 48
North West -15 356 £39,000 +4.00% 57
City of London -6 328 £55,000 - 47
Yorkshire -4 269 £34,000 -5.55% 40
South West +9 258 £40,000 +6.66% 45
West Yorkshire +19 204 £35,000 -3.44% 26
West Midlands +3 171 £41,250 +10.00% 27
East Midlands -17 163 £40,000 +2.23% 14
Manchester -25 159 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Surrey -44 139 £42,500 -5.55% 12
Kent +8 123 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Berkshire -27 122 £42,500 +18.05% 18
Cambridgeshire +28 119 £40,000 - 20
Cheshire -7 118 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Hampshire -6 117 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Leeds +5 112 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Bedfordshire +4 94 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Scotland -8 88 £40,000 - 16
Hertfordshire +13 73 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Bristol +4 67 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Bedford +6 65 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire -22 64 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Gloucestershire +11 62 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Cambridge +17 58 £40,000 - 17
Nottinghamshire -25 58 £40,000 - 6
St Albans +8 55 £47,500 - 3
Birmingham -17 54 £40,000 - 8

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7456 (95.41%) C#
1 7456 (95.41%) .NET
2 5815 (74.41%) ASP.NET
3 5573 (71.31%) SQL Server
4 4930 (63.08%) MVC
5 4798 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
6 3616 (46.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3407 (43.60%) TDD
8 3053 (39.07%) SQL
9 2930 (37.49%) JavaScript
10 2855 (36.53%) HTML
11 2538 (32.48%) Microsoft
12 2512 (32.14%) CSS
13 2450 (31.35%) WPF
14 2420 (30.97%) .NET Framework
15 2294 (29.35%) Scrum
16 2163 (27.68%) Web Services
17 2067 (26.45%) jQuery
18 1899 (24.30%) OO
19 1708 (21.86%) Web Application Development
20 1563 (20.00%) Windows
21 1554 (19.88%) XML
22 1457 (18.64%) Finance
23 1418 (18.14%) NUnit
24 1347 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 1284 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
26 1230 (15.74%) T-SQL
27 1214 (15.53%) BDD
28 1176 (15.05%) Visual Studio
29 1168 (14.95%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 639 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 634 (8.11%) Node.js
3 579 (7.41%) IIS
4 401 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
5 206 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 200 (2.56%) CMS
7 144 (1.84%) NServiceBus
8 139 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 118 (1.51%) Umbraco
10 75 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
11 71 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 66 (0.84%) nginx
13 63 (0.81%) Tomcat
14 55 (0.70%) Apache
15 49 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
16 30 (0.38%) JBoss
17 27 (0.35%) WordPress
18 26 (0.33%) Sitefinity
19 25 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
20 23 (0.29%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 879 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 81 (1.04%) MS Office
3 52 (0.67%) InfoPath
4 41 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 9 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.038%) SPSS
10 3 (0.038%) MS Project
11 1 (0.013%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 237 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.064%) RMDS
6 4 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.051%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.038%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.038%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.026%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.026%) Beauchamp
8 2 (0.026%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.026%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.026%) Magento
9 1 (0.013%) nopCommerce
9 1 (0.013%) assyst
9 1 (0.013%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 358 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (1.07%) GitHub
4 76 (0.97%) SaaS
5 64 (0.82%) Trello
6 49 (0.63%) PaaS
7 41 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (0.41%) IaaS
9 31 (0.40%) Office 365
10 17 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.051%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.051%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.051%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.051%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.013%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 363 (4.64%) Internet
2 128 (1.64%) HTTP
3 103 (1.32%) Intranet
4 93 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.47%) SSL
6 35 (0.45%) Extranet
7 17 (0.22%) Wireless
8 15 (0.19%) VoIP
9 14 (0.18%) Firewall
10 13 (0.17%) DNS
11 12 (0.15%) SMS
12 11 (0.14%) SMPP
13 10 (0.13%) NFC
14 9 (0.12%) SMTP
15 8 (0.10%) SSH
15 8 (0.10%) Asterisk PBX
16 7 (0.090%) Network Security
17 5 (0.064%) CTI
17 5 (0.064%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.064%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5573 (71.31%) SQL Server
2 1284 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 683 (8.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 528 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 525 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 515 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 499 (6.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 385 (4.93%) Relational Database
9 230 (2.94%) MySQL
10 164 (2.10%) Oracle Database
11 153 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 133 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 128 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 117 (1.50%) MongoDB
15 106 (1.36%) RavenDB
16 90 (1.15%) Big Data
17 56 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
18 50 (0.64%) Hadoop
19 44 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
20 39 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1418 (18.14%) NUnit
2 1176 (15.05%) Visual Studio
3 1168 (14.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1064 (13.61%) Rhino Mocks
5 762 (9.75%) Moq
6 650 (8.32%) Git (software)
7 540 (6.91%) Subversion
8 469 (6.00%) MSTest
9 293 (3.75%) TeamCity
10 228 (2.92%) SpecFlow
11 178 (2.28%) Selenium
12 177 (2.26%) ReSharper
13 141 (1.80%) MSBuild
14 134 (1.71%) JIRA
15 111 (1.42%) CruiseControl
16 78 (1.00%) Jenkins
17 72 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
18 65 (0.83%) Cucumber
19 61 (0.78%) dotTrace
19 61 (0.78%) NCrunch
General
1 1457 (18.64%) Finance
2 524 (6.71%) Banking
3 448 (5.73%) Games
4 390 (4.99%) Retail
5 194 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 182 (2.33%) Advertising
7 158 (2.02%) Marketing
8 143 (1.83%) Front Office
9 117 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 83 (1.06%) Back Office
11 64 (0.82%) French Language
11 64 (0.82%) Music Industry
12 63 (0.81%) Legal
13 46 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 40 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.46%) Law
16 35 (0.45%) Publishing
17 27 (0.35%) Automotive
18 26 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6719 (85.98%) Developer
2 3926 (50.24%) .NET Developer
3 2446 (31.30%) C# Developer
4 1595 (20.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 1181 (15.11%) Senior Developer
6 904 (11.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 813 (10.40%) Software Developer
8 756 (9.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 603 (7.72%) Senior .NET Developer
10 531 (6.79%) Senior C# Developer
11 470 (6.01%) Web Developer
12 339 (4.34%) Software Engineer
13 278 (3.56%) Architect
14 250 (3.20%) Junior
15 245 (3.13%) Junior Developer
16 235 (3.01%) C# Software Developer
17 227 (2.90%) Agile C# Developer
18 219 (2.80%) Agile .NET Developer
19 215 (2.75%) Programmer
20 199 (2.55%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7456 (95.41%) .NET
2 5815 (74.41%) ASP.NET
3 3616 (46.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2855 (36.53%) HTML
5 2512 (32.14%) CSS
6 2450 (31.35%) WPF
7 2420 (30.97%) .NET Framework
8 2163 (27.68%) Web Services
9 2067 (26.45%) jQuery
10 1554 (19.88%) XML
11 1347 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1082 (13.85%) WinForms
13 1072 (13.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1066 (13.64%) LINQ
15 1044 (13.36%) Ajax
16 970 (12.41%) HTML5
17 885 (11.32%) NHibernate
18 858 (10.98%) Castle Windsor
19 821 (10.51%) SOAP
20 802 (10.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 547 (7.00%) Inversion of Control
2 499 (6.39%) Computer Science
3 339 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
4 316 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 305 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 298 (3.81%) N-Tier
7 218 (2.79%) Client/Server
8 206 (2.64%) Tandem
9 171 (2.19%) iPhone
10 148 (1.89%) Social Media
11 130 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 127 (1.63%) Open Source
13 121 (1.55%) User Experience
14 115 (1.47%) BBC
15 100 (1.28%) Mathematics
16 96 (1.23%) Hedge funds
17 94 (1.20%) Fixed Income
18 84 (1.07%) Derivative
19 82 (1.05%) Social Network
20 74 (0.95%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 1563 (20.00%) Windows
2 339 (4.34%) Android
3 180 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 81 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (1.00%) Linux
6 69 (0.88%) Windows Phone
7 59 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
10 25 (0.32%) CentOS
11 19 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.23%) UNIX
13 8 (0.10%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.10%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.064%) Windows Phone 7
15 2 (0.026%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.026%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.013%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.013%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4930 (63.08%) MVC
2 4798 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3407 (43.60%) TDD
4 2294 (29.35%) Scrum
5 1899 (24.30%) OO
6 1708 (21.86%) Web Application Development
7 1214 (15.53%) BDD
8 968 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
9 885 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 811 (10.38%) Dependency Injection
11 759 (9.71%) Kanban
12 706 (9.03%) E-Commerce
13 673 (8.61%) SOA
14 614 (7.86%) Unit Testing
15 610 (7.81%) MVVM
16 557 (7.13%) OOD
17 555 (7.10%) Web Development
18 541 (6.92%) OOP
19 452 (5.78%) Multithreading
20 393 (5.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7456 (95.41%) C#
2 3053 (39.07%) SQL
3 2930 (37.49%) JavaScript
4 1230 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 1033 (13.22%) VB.NET
6 512 (6.55%) Ruby
7 448 (5.73%) VB
8 388 (4.96%) Java
9 323 (4.13%) C++
10 149 (1.91%) VB6
11 145 (1.86%) PowerShell
12 110 (1.41%) XPath
12 110 (1.41%) PHP
13 103 (1.32%) XAML
14 99 (1.27%) C
15 87 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 86 (1.10%) VBA
17 62 (0.79%) Python
18 56 (0.72%) VBScript
19 46 (0.59%) F#
Qualifications
1 877 (11.22%) Degree
2 351 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (2.21%) MCSD
4 163 (2.09%) MCP
5 144 (1.84%) MCTS
6 126 (1.61%) MCAD
7 94 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 42 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 30 (0.38%) ISEB
10 29 (0.37%) HND
11 24 (0.31%) MCITP
12 19 (0.24%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.20%) MCPD
13 16 (0.20%) MCSE
13 16 (0.20%) PhD
14 14 (0.18%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.090%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 7 (0.090%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.29%) QA
2 54 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.45%) SLA
4 12 (0.15%) EMIR
4 12 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.13%) UCITS
6 9 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.10%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.077%) HL7
9 2 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.026%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.026%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.013%) Basel III
10 1 (0.013%) CRD IV
System Software
1 96 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.038%) Firmware
5 2 (0.026%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.013%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (0.26%) Puppet
1 20 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (0.24%) MOM
3 16 (0.20%) logstash
4 13 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.051%) StatsD
6 2 (0.026%) OpenView
6 2 (0.026%) Nagios
7 1 (0.013%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.013%) AppManager
7 1 (0.013%) WMI
7 1 (0.013%) SCCM
7 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.013%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.013%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2538 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 568 (7.27%) Oracle
3 336 (4.30%) Google
4 235 (3.01%) Facebook
5 142 (1.82%) Telerik
6 141 (1.80%) Apple
7 123 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 114 (1.46%) Sony
9 112 (1.43%) Yahoo!
10 70 (0.90%) Twitter
11 62 (0.79%) Rackspace
12 54 (0.69%) EPiServer
13 35 (0.45%) Xamarin
14 34 (0.44%) DevExpress
15 33 (0.42%) Adobe
16 30 (0.38%) TIBCO
17 28 (0.36%) SAP
18 27 (0.35%) Sybase
18 27 (0.35%) VMware
19 21 (0.27%) Red Gate
Somerset
Wa Consultants
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum £40,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Retford, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, health care scheme
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + GOOD BENEFITS
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £275 to £325 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits generous benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Freshwater
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + BONUS + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago