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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 99 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2703 3248 3799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 3.00% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.60% 7.80% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2533 2990 3460
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
35580 41624 42683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.09% 38.42% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30713 35709 36663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -3 2586 £45,750 +1.66% 305
London -5 851 £55,000 - 93
South East +30 576 £42,500 - 58
North West +1 347 £40,000 - 56
Manchester 0 228 £42,500 - 34
East of England -14 219 £43,000 -14.00% 28
Yorkshire -3 189 £45,500 +7.05% 17
Surrey +45 181 £47,500 +9.19% 7
West Midlands -15 161 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Yorkshire +4 153 £46,000 +2.22% 11
City of London +55 126 £58,250 +1.30% 21
South West -16 125 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Hampshire +26 120 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Leeds -4 108 £47,500 - 7
East Midlands -46 97 £42,500 - 10
Buckinghamshire -4 95 £45,000 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +60 78 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Leatherhead +26 70 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 68 £45,344 -12.25% 13
Cheshire +15 67 £35,000 - 11
Bristol +30 58 £45,000 +16.88% 10
Milton Keynes -5 55 £48,500 +2.10% 2
Wales -1 54 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Hertfordshire -50 52 £42,500 -11.45% 9
Nottinghamshire -32 47 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Staffordshire +6 45 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Nottingham -24 44 £47,500 +15.85% 3
Essex +35 43 £40,000 +7.38% 4
Reading +52 40 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Birmingham -7 39 £46,000 +18.70% 4

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 5387 (96.82%) C#
2 5333 (95.85%) .NET
3 3955 (71.08%) ASP.NET
4 3946 (70.92%) MVC
5 3773 (67.81%) SQL Server
6 3367 (60.51%) Agile Software Development
7 2939 (52.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2523 (45.35%) TDD
9 2430 (43.67%) JavaScript
10 2339 (42.04%) SQL
11 2171 (39.02%) HTML
12 2118 (38.07%) .NET Framework
13 1883 (33.84%) CSS
14 1781 (32.01%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1687 (30.32%) WPF
16 1573 (28.27%) Web Services
17 1522 (27.35%) jQuery
18 1509 (27.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 1493 (26.83%) Microsoft
20 1462 (26.28%) Entity Framework
21 1388 (24.95%) Web Application Development
22 1372 (24.66%) Scrum
23 1266 (22.75%) Finance
24 1226 (22.03%) SQL Server 2014
25 1196 (21.50%) OO
26 1154 (20.74%) AngularJS
27 1140 (20.49%) BDD
28 1039 (18.67%) XML
29 995 (17.88%) Git (software)
30 984 (17.69%) 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
1 375 (6.74%) IIS
2 252 (4.53%) SharePoint
3 223 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
4 141 (2.53%) CMS
5 117 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 100 (1.80%) Umbraco
7 88 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 73 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
9 60 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 40 (0.72%) Kentico
11 38 (0.68%) Sitefinity
12 35 (0.63%) DNN
13 30 (0.54%) Immediacy CMS
14 26 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.32%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.27%) Confluence
18 9 (0.16%) MQSeries
18 9 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 448 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.50%) MS Office
3 12 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.090%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.036%) MS Project
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 121 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.14%) Magento
4 6 (0.11%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.072%) Eze OMS
7 3 (0.054%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.036%) RMDS
9 1 (0.018%) Beauchamp
9 1 (0.018%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 527 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (1.26%) Google Play
4 69 (1.24%) SaaS
5 60 (1.08%) PaaS
6 40 (0.72%) Office 365
7 29 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.27%) GitHub
9 8 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.13%) IaaS
11 4 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.018%) Force.com
13 1 (0.018%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 202 (3.63%) Internet
2 58 (1.04%) HTTP
3 22 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.23%) LDAP
5 12 (0.22%) SSL
6 11 (0.20%) Intranet
7 9 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 9 (0.16%) DNS
7 9 (0.16%) FTP
8 7 (0.13%) Network Security
8 7 (0.13%) WEP
9 6 (0.11%) AMQP
9 6 (0.11%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.11%) SMTP
10 5 (0.090%) Firewall
10 5 (0.090%) RS-232
10 5 (0.090%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.072%) NFC
11 4 (0.072%) RFID
11 4 (0.072%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3773 (67.81%) SQL Server
2 1226 (22.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 810 (14.56%) NoSQL
4 399 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 281 (5.05%) Relational Database
6 271 (4.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 238 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 232 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 183 (3.29%) MongoDB
10 148 (2.66%) MySQL
11 110 (1.98%) Redis
12 89 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 77 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 62 (1.11%) Big Data
15 60 (1.08%) RavenDB
15 60 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 52 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 45 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
18 44 (0.79%) Oracle Database
19 36 (0.65%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 995 (17.88%) Git (software)
2 860 (15.46%) NUnit
3 785 (14.11%) Visual Studio
4 740 (13.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 556 (9.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 444 (7.98%) Subversion
7 381 (6.85%) Moq
8 371 (6.67%) MSTest
9 273 (4.91%) TeamCity
10 159 (2.86%) Selenium
11 128 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 110 (1.98%) JIRA
13 91 (1.64%) Jenkins
14 85 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 53 (0.95%) MSBuild
16 44 (0.79%) Cucumber
17 36 (0.65%) Bugzilla
17 36 (0.65%) StyleCop
17 36 (0.65%) Trac
18 33 (0.59%) Log4Net
General
1 1266 (22.75%) Finance
2 371 (6.67%) Games
3 350 (6.29%) Banking
4 193 (3.47%) Marketing
5 143 (2.57%) Advertising
6 110 (1.98%) Back Office
7 105 (1.89%) Retail
8 93 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 87 (1.56%) Music Industry
10 81 (1.46%) Front Office
11 60 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 56 (1.01%) Legal
13 41 (0.74%) Electronics
14 35 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 31 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.38%) Publishing
17 16 (0.29%) Automotive
18 14 (0.25%) Law
19 12 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
20 9 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 4853 (87.22%) Developer
2 3661 (65.80%) .NET Developer
3 2665 (47.90%) C# Developer
4 1960 (35.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 1031 (18.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 938 (16.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 866 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 688 (12.37%) Senior Developer
9 672 (12.08%) Software Developer
10 492 (8.84%) .NET Software Developer
11 469 (8.43%) SQL Developer
12 447 (8.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 431 (7.75%) C# Software Developer
14 418 (7.51%) Senior C# Developer
15 343 (6.16%) WCF Developer
16 323 (5.81%) Agile Developer
17 316 (5.68%) Junior
18 310 (5.57%) Junior Developer
19 308 (5.54%) Software Engineer
20 306 (5.50%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5333 (95.85%) .NET
2 3955 (71.08%) ASP.NET
3 2939 (52.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2171 (39.02%) HTML
5 2118 (38.07%) .NET Framework
6 1883 (33.84%) CSS
7 1781 (32.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1687 (30.32%) WPF
9 1573 (28.27%) Web Services
10 1522 (27.35%) jQuery
11 1509 (27.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1462 (26.28%) Entity Framework
13 1154 (20.74%) AngularJS
14 1039 (18.67%) XML
15 914 (16.43%) RESTful
16 850 (15.28%) HTML5
17 815 (14.65%) Node.js
18 735 (13.21%) LINQ
19 691 (12.42%) Ajax
20 627 (11.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 454 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 345 (6.20%) Enterprise Software
3 270 (4.85%) Inversion of Control
4 194 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 173 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 156 (2.80%) User Experience
7 135 (2.43%) Client/Server
8 115 (2.07%) Hedge funds
9 107 (1.92%) Social Network
10 78 (1.40%) Social Media
11 77 (1.38%) Blog
12 76 (1.37%) Tandem
13 74 (1.33%) iPhone
14 73 (1.31%) Mathematics
15 63 (1.13%) iPad
16 62 (1.11%) Derivative
16 62 (1.11%) Fixed Income
17 61 (1.10%) Fintech
18 60 (1.08%) BBC
19 58 (1.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 933 (16.77%) Windows
2 118 (2.12%) Android
3 107 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 80 (1.44%) Unix
5 43 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 29 (0.52%) Linux
8 25 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 23 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.18%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (0.090%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.072%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.054%) VMS
16 2 (0.036%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.018%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3946 (70.92%) MVC
2 3367 (60.51%) Agile Software Development
3 2523 (45.35%) TDD
4 1388 (24.95%) Web Application Development
5 1372 (24.66%) Scrum
6 1196 (21.50%) OO
7 1140 (20.49%) BDD
8 693 (12.46%) Software Engineering
9 671 (12.06%) Web Development
10 647 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
11 553 (9.94%) Unit Testing
12 525 (9.44%) SOA
13 520 (9.35%) SDLC
14 465 (8.36%) Dependency Injection
15 464 (8.34%) Kanban
16 381 (6.85%) MVVM
17 369 (6.63%) OOP
18 323 (5.81%) SOLID
19 317 (5.70%) Multithreading
20 270 (4.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5387 (96.82%) C#
2 2430 (43.67%) JavaScript
3 2339 (42.04%) SQL
4 984 (17.69%) T-SQL
5 637 (11.45%) Ruby
6 544 (9.78%) VB.NET
7 271 (4.87%) Java
8 249 (4.48%) C++
9 223 (4.01%) VB
10 217 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 210 (3.77%) PowerShell
12 107 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 79 (1.42%) F#
14 77 (1.38%) XAML
15 58 (1.04%) VBA
16 55 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 40 (0.72%) C
18 39 (0.70%) PHP
19 25 (0.45%) VB6
20 23 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 675 (12.13%) Degree
2 124 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 48 (0.86%) Security Cleared
4 43 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.59%) MCSD
6 11 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (0.20%) MCTS
7 10 (0.18%) MCITP
8 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.13%) MCP
9 7 (0.13%) PhD
10 6 (0.11%) MCPD
11 5 (0.090%) MCAD
12 4 (0.072%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.054%) HNC
13 3 (0.054%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.054%) NVQ Level 4
14 2 (0.036%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (2.93%) QA
2 28 (0.50%) MiFID
3 18 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.29%) SLA
5 8 (0.14%) DICOM
6 3 (0.054%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.054%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.054%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.018%) EMIR
8 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.018%) WAI
8 1 (0.018%) WCAG
System Software
1 69 (1.24%) Docker
2 29 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.090%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.054%) XenServer
6 2 (0.036%) LXC
6 2 (0.036%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.018%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (0.50%) Puppet
3 25 (0.45%) Kibana
4 4 (0.072%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.072%) WMI
5 3 (0.054%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.054%) OpenView
6 2 (0.036%) Nagios
7 1 (0.018%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.018%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.018%) logstash
7 1 (0.018%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.018%) SCOM
7 1 (0.018%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1493 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 307 (5.52%) Oracle
3 223 (4.01%) Google
4 115 (2.07%) Facebook
5 81 (1.46%) Sitecore
6 79 (1.42%) Xamarin
7 72 (1.29%) Apple
8 60 (1.08%) Sony
8 60 (1.08%) Yahoo!
9 51 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 50 (0.90%) Tableau
11 32 (0.58%) Ektron
12 30 (0.54%) Alterian
13 25 (0.45%) SAP
14 20 (0.36%) IBM
14 20 (0.36%) RedGate
15 18 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
15 18 (0.32%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.29%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.29%) Informatica
Twickenham, Middlesex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-50k
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonuses & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £52,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £110k + bonus + profit sharing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + DOE + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
William-Arthur & Associates
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + extensive benefits - listed in ad
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 per annum + Please see advert
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: to 45,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cloudscope
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Maximise Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Huntress Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago