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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 67 59 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4016 4306 4339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.50% 4.05% 3.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.19% 10.27% 9.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3613 3977 4058
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
43688 41926 47479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.04% 39.48% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36716 36312 41769
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £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 August 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 August 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 3805 £45,000 +5.88% 471
London -30 1366 £55,000 +0.91% 149
South East -15 801 £42,500 +6.25% 81
North West +4 449 £40,000 +6.66% 66
East of England +1 395 £45,000 +5.88% 44
City of London -32 273 £55,000 - 47
Surrey +5 234 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire -9 231 £37,500 +4.16% 42
Manchester +8 212 £40,000 +6.66% 35
East Midlands -8 176 £39,500 +5.33% 27
South West -26 176 £40,000 +14.28% 36
West Midlands -27 166 £40,000 -4.76% 21
West Yorkshire -27 143 £37,500 - 25
Cheshire +6 142 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Hampshire -21 130 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Cambridgeshire +30 118 £43,750 +9.37% 9
Berkshire -39 118 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Leeds -3 112 £37,500 +4.16% 12
East Sussex -3 108 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Bedfordshire +4 101 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Brighton -5 99 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Scotland +7 75 £40,000 - 16
Cambridge +10 71 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Kent -14 70 £41,250 -2.94% 7
Nottinghamshire -4 69 £36,500 -8.75% 11
Reading -15 68 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Hertfordshire -24 67 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Essex -4 63 £45,000 - 7
Birmingham -33 61 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Bedford -2 58 £47,500 -2.56% 3

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8214 (95.38%) .NET
2 8118 (94.26%) C#
3 6237 (72.42%) ASP.NET
4 5918 (68.72%) SQL Server
5 4999 (58.05%) MVC
6 3615 (41.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3579 (41.56%) TDD
8 3490 (40.52%) SQL
9 2975 (34.54%) JavaScript
10 2944 (34.18%) HTML
11 2885 (33.50%) Microsoft
12 2879 (33.43%) WPF
13 2740 (31.82%) .NET Framework
14 2496 (28.98%) CSS
15 2483 (28.83%) Web Services
16 2438 (28.31%) Scrum
17 2191 (25.44%) jQuery
18 2100 (24.38%) OO
19 1921 (22.31%) Windows
20 1769 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
21 1668 (19.37%) XML
22 1666 (19.35%) Web Application Development
23 1619 (18.80%) Finance
24 1533 (17.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 1524 (17.70%) NUnit
26 1409 (16.36%) WinForms
27 1395 (16.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
28 1358 (15.77%) Visual Studio
29 1340 (15.56%) LINQ
30 1309 (15.20%) SQL Server 2008

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 712 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 688 (7.99%) IIS
3 528 (6.13%) Node.js
4 442 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
5 229 (2.66%) CMS
6 222 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 164 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 148 (1.72%) Umbraco
9 123 (1.43%) NServiceBus
10 112 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 64 (0.74%) Apache
11 64 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 51 (0.59%) Apache Solr
13 46 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 43 (0.50%) Kentico
15 42 (0.49%) Sitefinity
16 39 (0.45%) nginx
17 33 (0.38%) WordPress
18 32 (0.37%) WebSphere
19 30 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 997 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 86 (1.00%) MS Office
3 45 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 42 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 26 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.12%) MS Project
9 7 (0.081%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.070%) Simulink
11 5 (0.058%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.035%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.012%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 237 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.12%) SalesLogix
6 9 (0.10%) Pivotal CRM
7 7 (0.081%) assyst
8 5 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.058%) CODA-Financials
9 4 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.046%) Magento
9 4 (0.046%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.046%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.023%) Sophis RISQUE
11 2 (0.023%) Tridion
11 2 (0.023%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.023%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.023%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.012%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 402 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (1.18%) SaaS
4 73 (0.85%) GitHub
5 48 (0.56%) PaaS
6 47 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (0.49%) Trello
8 41 (0.48%) IaaS
9 22 (0.26%) Office 365
10 17 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.093%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.093%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.058%) Force.com
14 4 (0.046%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.046%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 441 (5.12%) Internet
2 110 (1.28%) HTTP
3 109 (1.27%) Intranet
4 63 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.43%) SSL
6 19 (0.22%) SMS
7 18 (0.21%) Extranet
8 15 (0.17%) VoIP
9 14 (0.16%) Firewall
10 13 (0.15%) NFC
10 13 (0.15%) Wireless
11 12 (0.14%) DNS
11 12 (0.14%) SMPP
12 10 (0.12%) SSH
13 8 (0.093%) Network Security
13 8 (0.093%) Asterisk PBX
14 7 (0.081%) LDAP
15 5 (0.058%) SMTP
15 5 (0.058%) SAN
16 4 (0.046%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5918 (68.72%) SQL Server
2 1309 (15.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1283 (14.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 587 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 572 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 538 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 490 (5.69%) Relational Database
8 438 (5.09%) NoSQL
9 168 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 155 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 153 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 124 (1.44%) MySQL
13 111 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
14 98 (1.14%) RavenDB
15 90 (1.05%) Big Data
16 86 (1.00%) MongoDB
17 55 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
18 46 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
19 39 (0.45%) Hadoop
20 38 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1524 (17.70%) NUnit
2 1358 (15.77%) Visual Studio
3 1240 (14.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1077 (12.51%) Rhino Mocks
5 790 (9.17%) Moq
6 640 (7.43%) Subversion
7 529 (6.14%) MSTest
8 485 (5.63%) Git (software)
9 252 (2.93%) SpecFlow
10 230 (2.67%) TeamCity
11 178 (2.07%) Selenium
12 156 (1.81%) ReSharper
13 132 (1.53%) MSBuild
14 123 (1.43%) JIRA
15 100 (1.16%) CruiseControl
16 98 (1.14%) Jenkins
17 85 (0.99%) Cucumber
18 71 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
19 56 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
20 49 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1619 (18.80%) Finance
2 510 (5.92%) Banking
3 508 (5.90%) Games
4 374 (4.34%) Retail
5 210 (2.44%) Front Office
6 181 (2.10%) Advertising
7 179 (2.08%) Marketing
8 165 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 123 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 93 (1.08%) Back Office
11 61 (0.71%) Music Industry
12 58 (0.67%) Publishing
13 53 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 51 (0.59%) Legal
15 49 (0.57%) Law
16 39 (0.45%) French Language
17 30 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.22%) Electronics
20 13 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7374 (85.62%) Developer
2 4429 (51.43%) .NET Developer
3 2873 (33.36%) C# Developer
4 1962 (22.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 1474 (17.12%) Senior Developer
6 1025 (11.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 989 (11.48%) Software Developer
8 907 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
9 827 (9.60%) Senior .NET Developer
10 666 (7.73%) Senior C# Developer
11 509 (5.91%) Web Developer
12 413 (4.80%) Software Engineer
13 303 (3.52%) C# Software Developer
14 291 (3.38%) .NET Software Developer
15 289 (3.36%) Junior
16 279 (3.24%) Junior Developer
17 275 (3.19%) Architect
18 264 (3.07%) Programmer
19 255 (2.96%) Lead Developer
20 251 (2.91%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8214 (95.38%) .NET
2 6237 (72.42%) ASP.NET
3 3615 (41.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2944 (34.18%) HTML
5 2879 (33.43%) WPF
6 2740 (31.82%) .NET Framework
7 2496 (28.98%) CSS
8 2483 (28.83%) Web Services
9 2191 (25.44%) jQuery
10 1668 (19.37%) XML
11 1533 (17.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1409 (16.36%) WinForms
13 1395 (16.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1340 (15.56%) LINQ
15 1126 (13.07%) Ajax
16 1061 (12.32%) HTML5
17 988 (11.47%) NHibernate
18 935 (10.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 928 (10.78%) Razor View Engine
20 877 (10.18%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 628 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 579 (6.72%) Inversion of Control
3 376 (4.37%) N-Tier
4 318 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 315 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 251 (2.91%) Client/Server
7 231 (2.68%) Tandem
8 201 (2.33%) Open Source
9 186 (2.16%) iPhone
10 151 (1.75%) Social Media
11 144 (1.67%) Hedge funds
12 143 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 140 (1.63%) Mathematics
14 120 (1.39%) BBC
15 102 (1.18%) Fixed Income
16 101 (1.17%) Derivative
17 98 (1.14%) Social Network
18 90 (1.05%) Equities
19 79 (0.92%) Streaming Music
20 69 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1921 (22.31%) Windows
2 376 (4.37%) Android
3 194 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 103 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (0.95%) Linux
6 74 (0.86%) Windows Phone
7 53 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 24 (0.28%) UNIX
12 22 (0.26%) CentOS
13 17 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.093%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.081%) Windows Phone 7
17 5 (0.058%) AIX
17 5 (0.058%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.023%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4999 (58.05%) MVC
2 3579 (41.56%) TDD
3 2438 (28.31%) Scrum
4 2100 (24.38%) OO
5 1769 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
6 1666 (19.35%) Web Application Development
7 1117 (12.97%) BDD
8 984 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 978 (11.36%) Unit Testing
10 945 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
11 867 (10.07%) Dependency Injection
12 798 (9.27%) Kanban
13 755 (8.77%) SOA
14 731 (8.49%) MVVM
15 670 (7.78%) E-Commerce
16 608 (7.06%) Web Development
17 604 (7.01%) OOD
18 579 (6.72%) OOP
19 535 (6.21%) Multithreading
20 461 (5.35%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 8118 (94.26%) C#
2 3490 (40.52%) SQL
3 2975 (34.54%) JavaScript
4 1303 (15.13%) T-SQL
5 1143 (13.27%) VB.NET
6 493 (5.72%) Java
7 480 (5.57%) VB
8 365 (4.24%) Ruby
9 352 (4.09%) C++
10 183 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 169 (1.96%) C
12 131 (1.52%) VB6
13 121 (1.41%) PHP
14 110 (1.28%) VBA
15 100 (1.16%) XAML
16 85 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 85 (0.99%) VBScript
17 78 (0.91%) Python
18 66 (0.77%) XPath
19 63 (0.73%) F#
Qualifications
1 1079 (12.53%) Degree
2 688 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 483 (5.61%) MCSD
4 466 (5.41%) MCP
5 436 (5.06%) MCAD
6 433 (5.03%) MCTS
7 121 (1.41%) Security Cleared
8 67 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 37 (0.43%) MCITP
10 28 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
11 26 (0.30%) MCSE
12 25 (0.29%) ISEB
13 24 (0.28%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.22%) HND
15 16 (0.19%) PhD
16 15 (0.17%) MCPD
17 11 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.13%) MBA
18 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (2.39%) QA
2 55 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 36 (0.42%) SLA
4 23 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 21 (0.24%) EMIR
6 16 (0.19%) UCITS
7 10 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 10 (0.12%) HL7
8 7 (0.081%) CRD IV
8 7 (0.081%) Basel III
9 5 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.046%) Basel II
10 4 (0.046%) COREP
11 3 (0.035%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.023%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.012%) Section 508
13 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.012%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.012%) TickIT
System Software
1 100 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.081%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.058%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.046%) vSphere
6 3 (0.035%) HDFS
7 1 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.012%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (0.34%) Puppet
2 23 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.22%) Vagrant
4 12 (0.14%) MOM
5 8 (0.093%) OpenView
6 5 (0.058%) logstash
6 5 (0.058%) Nagios
7 4 (0.046%) AppManager
7 4 (0.046%) SCCM
7 4 (0.046%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.035%) Control-M
9 2 (0.023%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.012%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.012%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.012%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2885 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 595 (6.91%) Oracle
3 352 (4.09%) Google
4 208 (2.42%) Facebook
5 175 (2.03%) Sitecore
6 126 (1.46%) Apple
7 113 (1.31%) Sony
7 113 (1.31%) Yahoo!
8 99 (1.15%) Telerik
9 97 (1.13%) EPiServer
10 71 (0.82%) Adobe
11 52 (0.60%) Xamarin
12 44 (0.51%) DevExpress
13 43 (0.50%) Twitter
14 42 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
15 38 (0.44%) Rackspace
16 37 (0.43%) TIBCO
17 35 (0.41%) Bloomberg
18 32 (0.37%) Red Gate
19 30 (0.35%) Sybase
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: 30,000 - 33,000
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
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