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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 107 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2893 3669 4791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 3.32% 4.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.30% 8.77% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2629 3344 4280
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 £34,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
39624 41814 48288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.35% 37.79% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 34224 35518 40795
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average 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 £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -26 2767 £47,500 +5.55% 331
London -31 1029 £55,000 - 100
South East -25 523 £45,000 +5.88% 76
East of England +32 268 £47,500 +5.55% 26
North West -12 235 £40,000 - 36
Yorkshire -8 206 £42,000 +5.00% 21
West Midlands -27 204 £42,500 +6.25% 27
West Yorkshire +25 183 £42,000 +5.00% 17
Manchester -20 139 £42,500 - 25
Surrey -20 132 £48,500 +2.10% 22
South West -39 126 £41,500 +10.66% 18
East Midlands -18 124 £40,000 -3.03% 20
Leeds +20 122 £42,500 +6.25% 11
City of London -43 98 £57,500 -4.16% 11
Berkshire +25 96 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Cambridgeshire +19 75 £45,000 - 5
Nottinghamshire 0 75 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Hampshire -24 75 £40,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire -8 74 £45,000 +15.38% 6
Nottingham +5 66 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Bristol +12 63 £42,500 +10.38% 8
Staffordshire +6 63 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Cambridge +29 62 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Bedfordshire +11 61 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Hertfordshire -10 57 £48,000 +1.05% 5
Birmingham -40 55 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Kent -18 53 £42,500 - 5
North East -5 51 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Cheshire -11 50 £35,000 -9.67% 7
Tyne and Wear -7 49 £40,000 +6.66% 7

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5406 (95.21%) C#
2 5346 (94.15%) .NET
3 4085 (71.94%) SQL Server
4 3964 (69.81%) ASP.NET
5 3897 (68.63%) MVC
6 3432 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2878 (50.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2547 (44.86%) JavaScript
9 2388 (42.06%) TDD
10 2266 (39.91%) SQL
11 2110 (37.16%) .NET Framework
12 2057 (36.23%) HTML
13 1836 (32.34%) WPF
14 1820 (32.05%) CSS
15 1698 (29.90%) Microsoft
16 1646 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1624 (28.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 1487 (26.19%) Web Services
19 1469 (25.87%) Web Application Development
20 1448 (25.50%) jQuery
21 1441 (25.38%) Scrum
22 1426 (25.11%) Entity Framework
23 1335 (23.51%) Finance
24 1245 (21.93%) SQL Server 2014
25 1177 (20.73%) OO
26 1164 (20.50%) Windows
27 1118 (19.69%) XML
27 1118 (19.69%) BDD
28 1075 (18.93%) NUnit
29 1044 (18.39%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 821 (14.46%) Node.js
2 322 (5.67%) IIS
3 308 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 266 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
5 152 (2.68%) CMS
6 142 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 116 (2.04%) Umbraco
8 71 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 66 (1.16%) NServiceBus
10 50 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 48 (0.85%) Kentico
12 39 (0.69%) Sitefinity
13 32 (0.56%) DNN
14 31 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 29 (0.51%) Immediacy CMS
15 29 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.28%) Drupal
17 10 (0.18%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.18%) Orchard CMS
18 8 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 585 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.27%) MS Office
3 29 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.16%) MS Project
8 4 (0.070%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 104 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.32%) SAP Business One
4 8 (0.14%) Magento
5 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.11%) Beauchamp
7 5 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.088%) Infor CRM
7 5 (0.088%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.070%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.053%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.053%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.035%) Endur
10 2 (0.035%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.035%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
11 1 (0.018%) Global One
11 1 (0.018%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 396 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (1.27%) SaaS
4 44 (0.77%) Office 365
5 28 (0.49%) PaaS
6 23 (0.41%) GitHub
7 13 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.23%) IaaS
8 8 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.053%) Force.com
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.018%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 226 (3.98%) Internet
2 71 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 67 (1.18%) HTTP
4 40 (0.70%) Network Security
5 37 (0.65%) Intranet
6 26 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 14 (0.25%) LDAP
8 12 (0.21%) SNMP
9 11 (0.19%) SMTP
10 10 (0.18%) Extranet
10 10 (0.18%) FTP
10 10 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.16%) Firewall
12 7 (0.12%) CTI
13 6 (0.11%) SSL
14 4 (0.070%) DNS
15 3 (0.053%) VPN
16 2 (0.035%) Broadband
16 2 (0.035%) Kerberos
16 2 (0.035%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4085 (71.94%) SQL Server
2 1245 (21.93%) SQL Server 2014
3 728 (12.82%) NoSQL
4 545 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 347 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 321 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 291 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 235 (4.14%) Relational Database
9 196 (3.45%) MySQL
10 128 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 104 (1.83%) MongoDB
12 82 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 82 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 59 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 43 (0.76%) Big Data
15 40 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 40 (0.70%) RavenDB
16 35 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (0.58%) Redis
18 31 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1075 (18.93%) NUnit
2 864 (15.22%) Visual Studio
3 804 (14.16%) Git (software)
4 789 (13.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 674 (11.87%) Rhino Mocks
6 552 (9.72%) Moq
7 500 (8.81%) Subversion
8 387 (6.82%) MSTest
9 292 (5.14%) TeamCity
10 275 (4.84%) Selenium
11 156 (2.75%) JIRA
12 131 (2.31%) SpecFlow
13 81 (1.43%) Jenkins
13 81 (1.43%) ReSharper
14 74 (1.30%) MSBuild
15 57 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
16 55 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 46 (0.81%) SoapUI
18 44 (0.77%) CruiseControl
19 40 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1335 (23.51%) Finance
2 389 (6.85%) Banking
3 369 (6.50%) Games
4 182 (3.21%) Advertising
5 144 (2.54%) Back Office
6 133 (2.34%) Front Office
6 133 (2.34%) Marketing
6 133 (2.34%) Retail
7 107 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 65 (1.14%) Legal
9 64 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 49 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 40 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 38 (0.67%) Music Industry
13 37 (0.65%) Electronics
14 33 (0.58%) Law
15 11 (0.19%) Local Government
16 10 (0.18%) Publishing
17 9 (0.16%) French Language
18 8 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4966 (87.46%) Developer
2 3633 (63.98%) .NET Developer
3 2896 (51.00%) C# Developer
4 2049 (36.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1198 (21.10%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1069 (18.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 910 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 880 (15.50%) Senior Developer
9 623 (10.97%) SQL Developer
10 614 (10.81%) Software Developer
11 558 (9.83%) Senior .NET Developer
12 545 (9.60%) Senior C# Developer
13 523 (9.21%) C# Software Developer
14 503 (8.86%) .NET Software Developer
15 355 (6.25%) Software Engineer
16 352 (6.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 347 (6.11%) WCF Developer
18 324 (5.71%) C# WCF Developer
19 291 (5.13%) Web Developer
20 283 (4.98%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5346 (94.15%) .NET
2 3964 (69.81%) ASP.NET
3 2878 (50.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2110 (37.16%) .NET Framework
5 2057 (36.23%) HTML
6 1836 (32.34%) WPF
7 1820 (32.05%) CSS
8 1646 (28.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1624 (28.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1487 (26.19%) Web Services
11 1448 (25.50%) jQuery
12 1426 (25.11%) Entity Framework
13 1118 (19.69%) XML
14 957 (16.85%) AngularJS
15 903 (15.90%) LINQ
16 834 (14.69%) HTML5
17 822 (14.48%) RESTful
18 811 (14.28%) Ajax
19 719 (12.66%) WinForms
20 644 (11.34%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 577 (10.16%) Computer Science
2 371 (6.53%) Enterprise Software
3 345 (6.08%) Inversion of Control
4 240 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 217 (3.82%) Hedge funds
6 205 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 144 (2.54%) N-Tier
8 136 (2.40%) Client/Server
8 136 (2.40%) Streaming Music
9 112 (1.97%) Social Media
9 112 (1.97%) User Experience
10 103 (1.81%) iPhone
11 99 (1.74%) BBC
12 87 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 84 (1.48%) Mathematics
14 81 (1.43%) Tandem
15 80 (1.41%) Social Network
16 68 (1.20%) iPad
17 61 (1.07%) Visualisation
18 59 (1.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1164 (20.50%) Windows
2 181 (3.19%) Android
3 96 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 88 (1.55%) Unix
5 83 (1.46%) Linux
6 68 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.18%) FreeBSD
13 10 (0.18%) Solaris
14 9 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.12%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.053%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.053%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.035%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3897 (68.63%) MVC
2 3432 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
3 2388 (42.06%) TDD
4 1469 (25.87%) Web Application Development
5 1441 (25.38%) Scrum
6 1177 (20.73%) OO
7 1118 (19.69%) BDD
8 885 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
9 845 (14.88%) Software Engineering
10 791 (13.93%) Web Development
11 623 (10.97%) Dependency Injection
12 591 (10.41%) Kanban
13 553 (9.74%) Unit Testing
14 513 (9.03%) SDLC
15 501 (8.82%) MVVM
16 428 (7.54%) SOA
17 343 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 329 (5.79%) OOP
19 325 (5.72%) OOD
20 297 (5.23%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 5406 (95.21%) C#
2 2547 (44.86%) JavaScript
3 2266 (39.91%) SQL
4 1044 (18.39%) T-SQL
5 650 (11.45%) VB.NET
6 626 (11.03%) Ruby
7 326 (5.74%) VB
8 270 (4.76%) C++
9 254 (4.47%) Java
10 249 (4.39%) PL/SQL
11 163 (2.87%) PowerShell
12 102 (1.80%) XPath
13 99 (1.74%) XAML
14 80 (1.41%) VB6
15 77 (1.36%) F#
16 71 (1.25%) Objective-C
17 63 (1.11%) PHP
18 61 (1.07%) C
19 58 (1.02%) Python
20 39 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 756 (13.31%) Degree
2 157 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 41 (0.72%) MCSD
5 36 (0.63%) MCTS
6 32 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 29 (0.51%) MCP
8 20 (0.35%) MCPD
9 18 (0.32%) Brainbench
10 14 (0.25%) CCNA
10 14 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.16%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.12%) MCAD
15 5 (0.088%) ISEB
15 5 (0.088%) PhD
16 4 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.82%) QA
2 87 (1.53%) MiFID
3 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.16%) SLA
5 7 (0.12%) HL7
6 5 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.053%) EMIR
7 3 (0.053%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.053%) SEPA
7 3 (0.053%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.035%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.018%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.16%) Terminal Server
3 9 (0.16%) Terminal Services
4 8 (0.14%) Docker
5 3 (0.053%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.018%) Firmware
6 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (0.65%) WMI
2 14 (0.25%) Nagios
2 14 (0.25%) OpenView
2 14 (0.25%) SCOM
3 10 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.16%) Control-M
4 9 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (0.12%) Kibana
7 6 (0.11%) Rundeck
8 4 (0.070%) MOM
8 4 (0.070%) Wonderware InTouch
9 2 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.018%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1698 (29.90%) Microsoft
2 395 (6.96%) Oracle
3 218 (3.84%) Google
4 168 (2.96%) Facebook
5 139 (2.45%) Apple
6 99 (1.74%) Sony
6 99 (1.74%) Yahoo!
7 96 (1.69%) Sitecore
8 58 (1.02%) EPiServer
9 49 (0.86%) Telerik
9 49 (0.86%) Xamarin
10 43 (0.76%) SAP
11 42 (0.74%) IBM
12 41 (0.72%) Ektron
13 38 (0.67%) VMware
14 29 (0.51%) Alterian
15 26 (0.46%) AppDynamics
15 26 (0.46%) DevExpress
16 23 (0.41%) SolarWinds
17 22 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, flexi-time, home working
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ultra Electronics
Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits, bonus, holiday
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + ben
Posted: 18 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £52K Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus and training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Realtime Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ISL Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday