The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 94 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2885 3710 4275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 3.36% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.58% 8.90% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2649 3397 3932
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
38052 41668 45678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 37.79% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 33084 35529 38870
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 2766 £45,000 - 314
London -21 1001 £55,000 - 96
South East +14 632 £42,500 -5.55% 59
North West +1 310 £40,000 - 36
East of England +21 248 £45,000 -5.26% 31
Yorkshire -6 183 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Manchester -10 170 £42,500 - 19
West Yorkshire +17 168 £45,000 +21.51% 20
Surrey +3 152 £40,000 -20.00% 14
Hampshire +23 144 £40,000 -5.88% 18
East Midlands -4 134 £40,000 - 17
West Midlands -50 132 £40,000 - 30
Leeds +22 101 £45,000 +18.42% 10
Cheshire +13 86 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +19 82 £44,500 +14.10% 5
Hertfordshire +11 80 £44,000 -11.11% 5
South West -72 80 £42,500 +13.33% 15
City of London -38 74 £56,250 -2.17% 10
West Sussex +43 66 £45,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire +10 65 £40,000 -5.88% 5
North East +1 56 £38,950 -2.62% 8
Tyne and Wear -3 56 £38,950 +3.86% 8
Kent +2 54 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Nottingham +4 52 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Milton Keynes +12 51 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Bedfordshire +18 50 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 50 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Berkshire -53 50 £50,000 - 10
Oxfordshire -3 49 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Crawley +29 43 £45,000 -2.70% 1

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WCF.

1 5526 (95.37%) .NET
2 5485 (94.67%) C#
3 4151 (71.64%) ASP.NET
4 4137 (71.40%) SQL Server
5 4083 (70.47%) MVC
6 3505 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
7 3016 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2726 (47.05%) JavaScript
9 2510 (43.32%) TDD
10 2404 (41.49%) SQL
11 2235 (38.57%) HTML
12 2147 (37.06%) .NET Framework
13 1930 (33.31%) CSS
14 1789 (30.88%) WPF
15 1765 (30.46%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1708 (29.48%) Microsoft
17 1673 (28.87%) jQuery
18 1632 (28.17%) Web Services
19 1609 (27.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 1491 (25.73%) Web Application Development
21 1442 (24.89%) Scrum
22 1414 (24.40%) Entity Framework
23 1354 (23.37%) Finance
24 1240 (21.40%) OO
25 1235 (21.32%) SQL Server 2014
26 1201 (20.73%) BDD
27 1143 (19.73%) Windows
28 1123 (19.38%) XML
29 1096 (18.92%) AngularJS
30 1032 (17.81%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 371 (6.40%) IIS
2 326 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 208 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
4 175 (3.02%) CMS
5 146 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 108 (1.86%) Umbraco
7 64 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 59 (1.02%) NServiceBus
9 55 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (0.71%) Kentico
11 35 (0.60%) Sitefinity
12 33 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.52%) DNN
14 28 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
15 25 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.36%) MS Exchange
17 13 (0.22%) Drupal
18 12 (0.21%) Confluence
18 12 (0.21%) Orchard CMS
19 7 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 536 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 73 (1.26%) MS Office
3 15 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.17%) MS Project
6 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.035%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 145 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.35%) Magento
4 11 (0.19%) Infor CRM
5 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.10%) Beauchamp
7 6 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.052%) Endur
8 3 (0.052%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.052%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.035%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.035%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.035%) RMDS
10 1 (0.017%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.017%) Global One
10 1 (0.017%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.017%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 439 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (1.52%) Google Play
4 59 (1.02%) Office 365
5 49 (0.85%) SaaS
6 43 (0.74%) PaaS
7 21 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
8 19 (0.33%) IaaS
9 18 (0.31%) GitHub
10 8 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.052%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.052%) Sage Pay
12 2 (0.035%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.017%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 252 (4.35%) Internet
2 50 (0.86%) HTTP
3 43 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.50%) Intranet
4 29 (0.50%) Network Security
5 22 (0.38%) FTP
6 13 (0.22%) SSL
7 12 (0.21%) Firewall
7 12 (0.21%) LDAP
7 12 (0.21%) SMTP
8 9 (0.16%) SNMP
9 8 (0.14%) DNS
10 7 (0.12%) CTI
10 7 (0.12%) Extranet
11 6 (0.10%) AMQP
11 6 (0.10%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.10%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.052%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.052%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.052%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4137 (71.40%) SQL Server
2 1235 (21.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 761 (13.13%) NoSQL
4 483 (8.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 345 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 309 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 284 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 273 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 186 (3.21%) MySQL
10 132 (2.28%) MongoDB
11 90 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 75 (1.29%) Redis
12 75 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 66 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
14 60 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 43 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
16 32 (0.55%) Big Data
17 28 (0.48%) RavenDB
18 26 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 983 (16.97%) Visual Studio
2 958 (16.53%) NUnit
3 884 (15.26%) Git (software)
4 796 (13.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 632 (10.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 503 (8.68%) Subversion
7 455 (7.85%) Moq
8 345 (5.95%) MSTest
9 280 (4.83%) TeamCity
10 229 (3.95%) Selenium
11 164 (2.83%) JIRA
12 132 (2.28%) SpecFlow
13 86 (1.48%) MSBuild
14 83 (1.43%) Jenkins
15 61 (1.05%) CruiseControl
15 61 (1.05%) ReSharper
16 60 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
17 46 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 43 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 38 (0.66%) Log4Net
General
1 1354 (23.37%) Finance
2 423 (7.30%) Games
3 381 (6.58%) Banking
4 174 (3.00%) Marketing
5 166 (2.87%) Front Office
6 160 (2.76%) Advertising
7 148 (2.55%) Retail
8 124 (2.14%) Back Office
9 111 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 66 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 65 (1.12%) Music Industry
12 63 (1.09%) Legal
13 50 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 46 (0.79%) Electronics
15 24 (0.41%) Law
16 23 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.29%) Publishing
18 10 (0.17%) French Language
19 7 (0.12%) Automotive
20 6 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5063 (87.38%) Developer
2 3781 (65.26%) .NET Developer
3 2849 (49.17%) C# Developer
4 2046 (35.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 1183 (20.42%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1048 (18.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 961 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 741 (12.79%) Senior Developer
9 667 (11.51%) Software Developer
10 546 (9.42%) .NET Software Developer
11 545 (9.41%) SQL Developer
12 511 (8.82%) C# Software Developer
13 458 (7.90%) Senior .NET Developer
14 457 (7.89%) Senior C# Developer
15 382 (6.59%) WCF Developer
16 343 (5.92%) C# WCF Developer
17 329 (5.68%) Software Engineer
18 322 (5.56%) Web Developer
19 302 (5.21%) Agile Developer
20 296 (5.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5526 (95.37%) .NET
2 4151 (71.64%) ASP.NET
3 3016 (52.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2235 (38.57%) HTML
5 2147 (37.06%) .NET Framework
6 1930 (33.31%) CSS
7 1789 (30.88%) WPF
8 1765 (30.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1673 (28.87%) jQuery
10 1632 (28.17%) Web Services
11 1609 (27.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1414 (24.40%) Entity Framework
13 1123 (19.38%) XML
14 1096 (18.92%) AngularJS
15 890 (15.36%) LINQ
16 863 (14.89%) HTML5
17 851 (14.69%) RESTful
18 806 (13.91%) Node.js
19 758 (13.08%) Ajax
20 686 (11.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 599 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 339 (5.85%) Inversion of Control
3 333 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 235 (4.06%) Hedge funds
5 231 (3.99%) Mobile App
6 170 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
7 139 (2.40%) Client/Server
8 125 (2.16%) User Experience
9 111 (1.92%) N-Tier
10 110 (1.90%) iPad
11 104 (1.79%) iPhone
12 87 (1.50%) Social Media
13 86 (1.48%) Mathematics
13 86 (1.48%) Social Network
14 80 (1.38%) Tandem
15 78 (1.35%) Streaming Music
16 75 (1.29%) BBC
17 73 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 69 (1.19%) Derivative
19 63 (1.09%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1143 (19.73%) Windows
2 167 (2.88%) Android
3 97 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 81 (1.40%) Unix
5 58 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 51 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (0.78%) Linux
8 39 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (0.10%) Solaris
15 5 (0.086%) FreeBSD
15 5 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.069%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.052%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4083 (70.47%) MVC
2 3505 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
3 2510 (43.32%) TDD
4 1491 (25.73%) Web Application Development
5 1442 (24.89%) Scrum
6 1240 (21.40%) OO
7 1201 (20.73%) BDD
8 844 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
9 811 (14.00%) Web Development
10 808 (13.95%) Software Engineering
11 576 (9.94%) Kanban
12 569 (9.82%) Unit Testing
13 568 (9.80%) Dependency Injection
14 523 (9.03%) SDLC
15 497 (8.58%) SOA
16 453 (7.82%) MVVM
17 391 (6.75%) OOP
18 332 (5.73%) Mentoring
18 332 (5.73%) OOD
19 282 (4.87%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5485 (94.67%) C#
2 2726 (47.05%) JavaScript
3 2404 (41.49%) SQL
4 1032 (17.81%) T-SQL
5 639 (11.03%) Ruby
6 638 (11.01%) VB.NET
7 293 (5.06%) VB
8 238 (4.11%) PL/SQL
9 232 (4.00%) Java
10 227 (3.92%) C++
11 185 (3.19%) PowerShell
12 108 (1.86%) XAML
13 91 (1.57%) F#
14 79 (1.36%) XPath
15 67 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 55 (0.95%) PHP
17 45 (0.78%) VB6
18 42 (0.72%) Python
19 41 (0.71%) Objective-C
20 39 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 745 (12.86%) Degree
2 176 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 40 (0.69%) MCSD
5 33 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 31 (0.54%) MCTS
7 29 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.28%) MCP
9 13 (0.22%) PhD
9 13 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.19%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.17%) Brainbench
12 9 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.16%) MCPD
13 7 (0.12%) CCNA
13 7 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.12%) MCITP
14 6 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.086%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (2.87%) QA
2 55 (0.95%) MiFID
3 15 (0.26%) SLA
4 13 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.21%) DICOM
6 3 (0.052%) EMIR
6 3 (0.052%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.052%) SEPA
6 3 (0.052%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.052%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.017%) HL7
8 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
System Software
1 49 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.16%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.069%) Docker
8 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (0.45%) WMI
2 20 (0.35%) Kibana
2 20 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
3 17 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.17%) OpenView
5 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (0.16%) Nagios
6 6 (0.10%) Control-M
6 6 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.069%) Puppet
8 3 (0.052%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.017%) MOM
Vendors
1 1708 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 329 (5.68%) Oracle
3 238 (4.11%) Google
4 126 (2.17%) Facebook
5 104 (1.79%) Apple
6 92 (1.59%) Sitecore
7 75 (1.29%) Sony
7 75 (1.29%) Yahoo!
8 69 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 48 (0.83%) Telerik
10 46 (0.79%) SAP
11 43 (0.74%) Ektron
12 41 (0.71%) IBM
13 39 (0.67%) EPiServer
14 37 (0.64%) DevExpress
15 28 (0.48%) Alterian
16 25 (0.43%) HP
17 24 (0.41%) VMware
18 22 (0.38%) Adobe
19 21 (0.36%) TIBCO
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £110k + bonus + profit sharing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Exciting work, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-50,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Esher, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday