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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 97 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2774 3448 3732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.90% 3.19% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.49% 8.44% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2551 3177 3329
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £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
37048 40836 43059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 37.72% 38.19%
Number of salaries quoted 32050 35034 36208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 2664 £46,000 +2.22% 347
London -12 961 £56,000 +1.81% 98
South East 0 561 £43,000 +1.17% 62
North West -7 312 £40,000 - 51
East of England -1 206 £42,500 -10.52% 38
Yorkshire +14 197 £42,500 +14.86% 22
Manchester -2 196 £41,500 -2.35% 31
Surrey +26 175 £47,500 +5.55% 21
West Yorkshire +25 155 £45,000 +20.00% 17
West Midlands -39 145 £41,917 +4.79% 26
East Midlands -8 134 £40,000 - 19
Hampshire +3 110 £40,000 -5.88% 15
South West -59 110 £42,500 +13.33% 25
City of London -23 94 £58,500 +1.73% 17
Leeds +25 89 £42,500 - 12
Buckinghamshire -6 84 £42,500 +8.97% 7
Cheshire +17 81 £38,500 +1.31% 10
Berkshire -1 71 £43,000 -14.00% 6
Hertfordshire -20 71 £40,000 -17.94% 5
Nottinghamshire -9 64 £40,000 +4.57% 9
Leatherhead +28 58 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Nottingham -10 57 £42,500 +8.97% 8
Essex +39 48 £40,000 - 7
Bristol +12 46 £42,000 +9.09% 7
Wales +8 44 £36,000 -4.00% 14
Milton Keynes -6 43 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 41 £46,422 -4.77% 12
Warrington +8 40 £35,000 - 2
Halifax +17 38 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Basingstoke +15 38 £35,000 -26.31% 3

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 5487 (96.13%) C#
2 5469 (95.81%) .NET
3 4125 (72.27%) ASP.NET
4 4119 (72.16%) MVC
5 3996 (70.01%) SQL Server
6 3461 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
7 3081 (53.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2636 (46.18%) JavaScript
9 2552 (44.71%) TDD
10 2409 (42.20%) SQL
11 2190 (38.37%) HTML
12 2142 (37.53%) .NET Framework
13 1885 (33.02%) CSS
14 1763 (30.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1751 (30.68%) WPF
16 1647 (28.85%) jQuery
17 1589 (27.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 1588 (27.82%) Web Services
19 1563 (27.38%) Microsoft
20 1529 (26.79%) Web Application Development
21 1430 (25.05%) Entity Framework
22 1414 (24.77%) Scrum
23 1332 (23.34%) Finance
24 1285 (22.51%) SQL Server 2014
25 1236 (21.65%) OO
26 1220 (21.37%) BDD
27 1124 (19.69%) AngularJS
28 1090 (19.10%) XML
29 1022 (17.90%) Windows
30 1007 (17.64%) 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
1 381 (6.67%) IIS
2 333 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 203 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
4 152 (2.66%) CMS
5 151 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 94 (1.65%) Umbraco
7 70 (1.23%) NServiceBus
8 65 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 60 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (0.58%) Kentico
10 33 (0.58%) Sitefinity
11 29 (0.51%) DNN
11 29 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 29 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 28 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 27 (0.47%) Immediacy CMS
14 10 (0.18%) Orchard CMS
15 8 (0.14%) Confluence
15 8 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 476 (8.34%) MS Excel
2 41 (0.72%) MS Office
3 20 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.018%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 153 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.32%) Magento
4 11 (0.19%) Infor CRM
5 7 (0.12%) Beauchamp
6 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.070%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.053%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.035%) Eze OMS
10 2 (0.035%) RMDS
11 1 (0.018%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.018%) Endur
11 1 (0.018%) Global One
11 1 (0.018%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.018%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.018%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 475 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (1.40%) Google Play
4 61 (1.07%) Office 365
5 47 (0.82%) SaaS
6 43 (0.75%) PaaS
7 19 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 11 (0.19%) GitHub
9 9 (0.16%) IaaS
10 7 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.053%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.053%) Sage Pay
12 2 (0.035%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.018%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 223 (3.91%) Internet
2 45 (0.79%) HTTP
3 25 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.37%) Intranet
5 20 (0.35%) FTP
6 17 (0.30%) Network Security
7 14 (0.25%) SSL
8 13 (0.23%) LDAP
9 9 (0.16%) Firewall
10 7 (0.12%) SMTP
10 7 (0.12%) WEP
11 6 (0.11%) AMQP
11 6 (0.11%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.11%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.070%) DNS
12 4 (0.070%) Extranet
12 4 (0.070%) SNMP
13 3 (0.053%) RFID
13 3 (0.053%) RS-232
13 3 (0.053%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3996 (70.01%) SQL Server
2 1285 (22.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 790 (13.84%) NoSQL
4 434 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 334 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 304 (5.33%) Relational Database
7 245 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 243 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 164 (2.87%) MongoDB
10 149 (2.61%) MySQL
11 105 (1.84%) Redis
12 82 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 74 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 57 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 55 (0.96%) Oracle Database
16 51 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 40 (0.70%) RavenDB
18 35 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
19 31 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 941 (16.49%) Git (software)
2 931 (16.31%) NUnit
3 878 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 780 (13.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 643 (11.26%) Rhino Mocks
6 488 (8.55%) Subversion
7 436 (7.64%) Moq
8 373 (6.53%) MSTest
9 278 (4.87%) TeamCity
10 188 (3.29%) Selenium
11 128 (2.24%) JIRA
12 123 (2.15%) SpecFlow
13 80 (1.40%) Jenkins
14 78 (1.37%) MSBuild
15 74 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
16 55 (0.96%) CruiseControl
17 45 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 42 (0.74%) Psake
19 39 (0.68%) Log4Net
20 35 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1332 (23.34%) Finance
2 414 (7.25%) Games
3 362 (6.34%) Banking
4 188 (3.29%) Marketing
5 155 (2.72%) Advertising
6 137 (2.40%) Front Office
7 133 (2.33%) Retail
8 126 (2.21%) Back Office
9 105 (1.84%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.37%) Music Industry
11 61 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 51 (0.89%) Legal
13 45 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 41 (0.72%) Electronics
15 27 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.37%) Law
17 15 (0.26%) Automotive
18 13 (0.23%) Publishing
19 10 (0.18%) French Language
20 6 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5028 (88.09%) Developer
2 3836 (67.20%) .NET Developer
3 2803 (49.11%) C# Developer
4 2072 (36.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 1145 (20.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1022 (17.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1016 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 676 (11.84%) Senior Developer
9 656 (11.49%) Software Developer
10 548 (9.60%) SQL Developer
11 522 (9.15%) .NET Software Developer
12 462 (8.09%) C# Software Developer
13 439 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
14 419 (7.34%) Senior C# Developer
15 379 (6.64%) WCF Developer
16 335 (5.87%) C# WCF Developer
17 318 (5.57%) Junior
18 313 (5.48%) Junior Developer
19 311 (5.45%) Software Engineer
20 298 (5.22%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5469 (95.81%) .NET
2 4125 (72.27%) ASP.NET
3 3081 (53.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2190 (38.37%) HTML
5 2142 (37.53%) .NET Framework
6 1885 (33.02%) CSS
7 1763 (30.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1751 (30.68%) WPF
9 1647 (28.85%) jQuery
10 1589 (27.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1588 (27.82%) Web Services
12 1430 (25.05%) Entity Framework
13 1124 (19.69%) AngularJS
14 1090 (19.10%) XML
15 889 (15.57%) RESTful
16 834 (14.61%) HTML5
17 816 (14.30%) Node.js
18 794 (13.91%) LINQ
19 684 (11.98%) Ajax
20 654 (11.46%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 526 (9.22%) Computer Science
2 350 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 328 (5.75%) Inversion of Control
4 201 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 193 (3.38%) Hedge funds
6 174 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
7 146 (2.56%) Client/Server
8 142 (2.49%) User Experience
9 104 (1.82%) Social Network
10 90 (1.58%) iPhone
11 87 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 82 (1.44%) iPad
12 82 (1.44%) Tandem
13 77 (1.35%) Social Media
14 71 (1.24%) Streaming Music
15 70 (1.23%) Derivative
15 70 (1.23%) Fixed Income
16 68 (1.19%) N-Tier
17 63 (1.10%) BBC
18 55 (0.96%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1022 (17.90%) Windows
2 139 (2.44%) Android
3 88 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 80 (1.40%) Unix
5 42 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 36 (0.63%) Linux
8 35 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
12 10 (0.18%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.070%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.053%) VMS
17 1 (0.018%) Solaris
17 1 (0.018%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4119 (72.16%) MVC
2 3461 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
3 2552 (44.71%) TDD
4 1529 (26.79%) Web Application Development
5 1414 (24.77%) Scrum
6 1236 (21.65%) OO
7 1220 (21.37%) BDD
8 744 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
9 728 (12.75%) Web Development
10 719 (12.60%) Software Engineering
11 570 (9.99%) Unit Testing
12 530 (9.29%) Kanban
13 523 (9.16%) SDLC
14 522 (9.15%) Dependency Injection
15 477 (8.36%) SOA
16 431 (7.55%) MVVM
17 383 (6.71%) OOP
18 309 (5.41%) OOD
19 291 (5.10%) Multithreading
19 291 (5.10%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5487 (96.13%) C#
2 2636 (46.18%) JavaScript
3 2409 (42.20%) SQL
4 1007 (17.64%) T-SQL
5 664 (11.63%) Ruby
6 593 (10.39%) VB.NET
7 269 (4.71%) VB
8 251 (4.40%) PL/SQL
9 240 (4.20%) Java
10 236 (4.13%) C++
11 201 (3.52%) PowerShell
12 97 (1.70%) XAML
13 96 (1.68%) TypeScript
14 95 (1.66%) F#
15 52 (0.91%) VBA
16 51 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 48 (0.84%) PHP
18 47 (0.82%) XPath
19 36 (0.63%) Python
20 31 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 678 (11.88%) Degree
2 146 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (0.77%) Security Cleared
4 42 (0.74%) PMI Certification
5 37 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 36 (0.63%) MCSD
7 14 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (0.21%) PhD
9 11 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 11 (0.19%) MCTS
10 8 (0.14%) MCITP
11 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.11%) MCP
11 6 (0.11%) MCPD
12 5 (0.088%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.088%) MCAD
13 4 (0.070%) Brainbench
13 4 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.053%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.053%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (2.84%) QA
2 47 (0.82%) MiFID
3 21 (0.37%) SLA
4 19 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.21%) DICOM
6 3 (0.053%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.053%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.053%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.018%) SEPA
7 1 (0.018%) WAI
7 1 (0.018%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.51%) Docker
3 21 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.070%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.053%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.035%) LXC
7 2 (0.035%) XenServer
8 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.018%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (0.47%) Kibana
2 20 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.25%) Puppet
3 14 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
3 14 (0.25%) WMI
4 4 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.053%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.053%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.053%) OpenView
6 2 (0.035%) Control-M
6 2 (0.035%) Nagios
7 1 (0.018%) logstash
7 1 (0.018%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1563 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 327 (5.73%) Oracle
3 224 (3.92%) Google
4 121 (2.12%) Facebook
5 88 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 82 (1.44%) Apple
7 74 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 63 (1.10%) Sony
8 63 (1.10%) Yahoo!
9 36 (0.63%) EPiServer
9 36 (0.63%) Tableau
10 35 (0.61%) DevExpress
11 33 (0.58%) SAP
12 32 (0.56%) Ektron
13 30 (0.53%) Telerik
14 27 (0.47%) Alterian
14 27 (0.47%) IBM
15 21 (0.37%) Adobe
16 19 (0.33%) HP
16 19 (0.33%) TIBCO
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oliver Thomas Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 plus benefits.
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Great Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £110k + bonus + profit sharing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £46000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: Various
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 25 days, pension, healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £68,000 to £70,000 per annum + extensive package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pen, life, health
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days, pension, healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa30-45k+Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago