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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 76 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3692 4844 4690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.33% 4.01% 4.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.85% 9.95% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3369 4317 4293
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
41724 48663 44755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.58% 40.27% 40.24%
Number of salaries quoted 35502 40907 38930
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 £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 20 April 2015 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 20 April 2015. 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 -13 3535 £45,000 +5.88% 531
London -21 1308 £55,000 - 174
South East -35 704 £42,500 +3.65% 98
North West -3 364 £40,000 +2.56% 57
West Midlands +38 267 £40,000 - 33
Yorkshire -19 253 £40,000 - 42
Manchester -3 227 £42,500 +6.25% 32
East of England -39 227 £45,000 - 35
City of London -43 219 £57,500 - 57
South West +6 186 £38,500 +8.45% 57
East Midlands +4 181 £40,000 - 22
Surrey -23 177 £47,500 +11.76% 21
West Yorkshire -15 153 £40,000 - 24
Buckinghamshire +6 116 £39,000 -2.50% 4
Cheshire +3 104 £40,000 +10.34% 15
Leeds -18 101 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Hampshire -23 99 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Berkshire -63 97 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Birmingham +17 92 £37,500 - 11
East Sussex -10 90 £45,000 +30.43% 8
Hertfordshire +15 87 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Brighton -4 86 £45,000 +42.85% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 80 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Milton Keynes +5 75 £39,000 -17.46% 2
Nottingham +11 72 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East +19 66 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Kent -6 64 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Staffordshire +24 58 £40,000 +11.11% 9
Tyne and Wear +21 56 £37,500 - 13
North Yorkshire -5 56 £40,000 - 11

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 6886 (95.71%) C#
2 6771 (94.11%) .NET
3 5241 (72.84%) SQL Server
4 5134 (71.36%) ASP.NET
5 4632 (64.38%) MVC
6 4519 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3487 (48.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3172 (44.09%) TDD
9 2739 (38.07%) SQL
10 2688 (37.36%) JavaScript
11 2504 (34.80%) HTML
12 2441 (33.93%) Microsoft
13 2390 (33.22%) .NET Framework
14 2107 (29.28%) CSS
15 2098 (29.16%) Scrum
16 2087 (29.01%) WPF
17 1884 (26.18%) Web Services
18 1787 (24.84%) Web Application Development
19 1721 (23.92%) jQuery
20 1634 (22.71%) OO
21 1536 (21.35%) Windows
22 1516 (21.07%) Finance
23 1457 (20.25%) Entity Framework
24 1439 (20.00%) XML
25 1320 (18.35%) NUnit
26 1186 (16.48%) BDD
27 1166 (16.21%) T-SQL
28 1152 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web API
29 1106 (15.37%) Visual Studio
30 1071 (14.89%) HTML5

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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
1 722 (10.03%) Node.js
2 554 (7.70%) SharePoint
3 459 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
4 429 (5.96%) IIS
5 219 (3.04%) CMS
6 188 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 129 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 118 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 96 (1.33%) NServiceBus
10 61 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 47 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 42 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.36%) Kentico
13 26 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 26 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 21 (0.29%) Sitefinity
16 19 (0.26%) DNN
17 16 (0.22%) Confluence
18 15 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 819 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 102 (1.42%) MS Office
3 71 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.51%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.097%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.069%) MS Project
9 4 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.028%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.014%) SPSS
11 1 (0.014%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 226 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.097%) Sage CRM
5 7 (0.097%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.097%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.097%) RMDS
6 5 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.056%) Magento
7 4 (0.056%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.056%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.014%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.014%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.014%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.014%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.014%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 399 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (1.17%) SaaS
4 56 (0.78%) Office 365
5 19 (0.26%) PaaS
6 17 (0.24%) IaaS
7 14 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.15%) Yammer
11 7 (0.097%) GitHub
12 3 (0.042%) Trello
12 3 (0.042%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.014%) AtomSphere
13 1 (0.014%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 324 (4.50%) Internet
2 175 (2.43%) HTTP
3 85 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 52 (0.72%) SMTP
5 42 (0.58%) Intranet
6 32 (0.44%) DNS
7 22 (0.31%) Network Security
8 17 (0.24%) Firewall
8 17 (0.24%) SSL
8 17 (0.24%) CTI
9 11 (0.15%) FTP
10 7 (0.097%) Extranet
10 7 (0.097%) SSH
11 5 (0.069%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.056%) VPN
12 4 (0.056%) 802.15
12 4 (0.056%) Wireless
12 4 (0.056%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.056%) OpenVPN
12 4 (0.056%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5241 (72.84%) SQL Server
2 1058 (14.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 706 (9.81%) NoSQL
4 430 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 397 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 391 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 371 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 268 (3.72%) Relational Database
9 218 (3.03%) MySQL
10 141 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 140 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 117 (1.63%) Oracle Database
13 112 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 100 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 75 (1.04%) Big Data
16 72 (1.00%) RavenDB
17 58 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
18 46 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
19 43 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 40 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1320 (18.35%) NUnit
2 1106 (15.37%) Visual Studio
3 1021 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 947 (13.16%) Rhino Mocks
5 769 (10.69%) Moq
5 769 (10.69%) Git (software)
6 496 (6.89%) MSTest
7 475 (6.60%) Subversion
8 230 (3.20%) TeamCity
9 165 (2.29%) Selenium
10 154 (2.14%) ReSharper
11 129 (1.79%) CruiseControl
12 126 (1.75%) SpecFlow
13 119 (1.65%) JIRA
14 94 (1.31%) MSBuild
15 86 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 66 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 61 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
18 58 (0.81%) Jenkins
19 54 (0.75%) Log4Net
General
1 1516 (21.07%) Finance
2 529 (7.35%) Banking
3 356 (4.95%) Games
4 333 (4.63%) Retail
5 225 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 190 (2.64%) Front Office
7 181 (2.52%) Marketing
8 159 (2.21%) Advertising
9 103 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 73 (1.01%) Legal
11 69 (0.96%) Back Office
12 40 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 39 (0.54%) Publishing
14 35 (0.49%) Automotive
14 35 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 31 (0.43%) Law
16 30 (0.42%) Music Industry
17 19 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.26%) Multimedia
18 18 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6186 (85.98%) Developer
2 3755 (52.19%) .NET Developer
3 2041 (28.37%) C# Developer
4 1276 (17.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 987 (13.72%) Senior Developer
6 710 (9.87%) Software Developer
7 697 (9.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 595 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 520 (7.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 381 (5.30%) Web Developer
11 376 (5.23%) Software Engineer
12 358 (4.98%) Senior C# Developer
13 287 (3.99%) Junior
14 280 (3.89%) Junior Developer
15 212 (2.95%) Architect
16 207 (2.88%) Lead Developer
17 203 (2.82%) Graduate
18 191 (2.65%) Junior .NET Developer
19 189 (2.63%) Programmer
20 179 (2.49%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6771 (94.11%) .NET
2 5134 (71.36%) ASP.NET
3 3487 (48.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2504 (34.80%) HTML
5 2390 (33.22%) .NET Framework
6 2107 (29.28%) CSS
7 2087 (29.01%) WPF
8 1884 (26.18%) Web Services
9 1721 (23.92%) jQuery
10 1457 (20.25%) Entity Framework
11 1439 (20.00%) XML
12 1152 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1071 (14.89%) HTML5
14 980 (13.62%) LINQ
15 949 (13.19%) Ajax
16 904 (12.56%) WinForms
17 847 (11.77%) Castle Windsor
18 824 (11.45%) NHibernate
19 802 (11.15%) RESTful
20 651 (9.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 585 (8.13%) Inversion of Control
2 485 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 438 (6.09%) Enterprise Software
4 362 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 233 (3.24%) Mobile App
6 227 (3.15%) Client/Server
7 221 (3.07%) N-Tier
8 193 (2.68%) Tandem
9 186 (2.59%) Social Media
10 116 (1.61%) BBC
11 114 (1.58%) Derivative
12 108 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 105 (1.46%) Social Network
14 104 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 100 (1.39%) Mathematics
16 97 (1.35%) Streaming Music
17 96 (1.33%) iPhone
18 87 (1.21%) Fixed Income
19 85 (1.18%) Open Source
20 83 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1536 (21.35%) Windows
2 281 (3.91%) Android
3 133 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 78 (1.08%) Linux
5 64 (0.89%) Windows Phone
6 60 (0.83%) UNIX
7 37 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 22 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
11 22 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
13 8 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.097%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.042%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.028%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.014%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.014%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4632 (64.38%) MVC
2 4519 (62.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3172 (44.09%) TDD
4 2098 (29.16%) Scrum
5 1787 (24.84%) Web Application Development
6 1634 (22.71%) OO
7 1186 (16.48%) BDD
8 963 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
9 836 (11.62%) Software Engineering
10 801 (11.13%) Dependency Injection
11 735 (10.22%) Kanban
12 639 (8.88%) SOA
13 593 (8.24%) Unit Testing
14 536 (7.45%) MVVM
15 517 (7.19%) OOD
16 488 (6.78%) OOP
17 466 (6.48%) Multithreading
18 464 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
19 391 (5.43%) Web Development
20 350 (4.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6886 (95.71%) C#
2 2739 (38.07%) SQL
3 2688 (37.36%) JavaScript
4 1166 (16.21%) T-SQL
5 836 (11.62%) VB.NET
6 599 (8.33%) Ruby
7 384 (5.34%) VB
8 322 (4.48%) C++
9 290 (4.03%) Java
10 116 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 106 (1.47%) C
12 100 (1.39%) VB6
13 95 (1.32%) PHP
14 80 (1.11%) VBA
14 80 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 75 (1.04%) XAML
16 55 (0.76%) Objective-C
17 54 (0.75%) Python
18 49 (0.68%) XPath
18 49 (0.68%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 794 (11.04%) Degree
2 268 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 96 (1.33%) MCSD
5 93 (1.29%) MCP
6 64 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 62 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 43 (0.60%) MCTS
9 37 (0.51%) MCAD
10 23 (0.32%) ISEB
11 18 (0.25%) MCPD
12 15 (0.21%) MCITP
13 12 (0.17%) HND
14 11 (0.15%) MCDBA
14 11 (0.15%) PhD
14 11 (0.15%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.14%) MCSE
15 10 (0.14%) Sun Certification
16 8 (0.11%) CISSP
16 8 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (3.20%) QA
2 50 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.18%) SLA
4 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.083%) PMBOK
6 6 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.069%) EMIR
8 3 (0.042%) HL7
8 3 (0.042%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.014%) Basel III
9 1 (0.014%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.014%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 66 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.14%) Docker
4 9 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.083%) Firmware
6 5 (0.069%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.069%) UAG
7 1 (0.014%) vSphere
7 1 (0.014%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (0.15%) Puppet
3 10 (0.14%) MOM
3 10 (0.14%) logstash
4 6 (0.083%) SCCM
5 5 (0.069%) SCOM
6 4 (0.056%) Control-M
7 3 (0.042%) Nagios
7 3 (0.042%) StatsD
8 2 (0.028%) OpenView
9 1 (0.014%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.014%) AppManager
9 1 (0.014%) WMI
9 1 (0.014%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2441 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 482 (6.70%) Oracle
3 260 (3.61%) Google
4 233 (3.24%) Facebook
5 150 (2.08%) Apple
6 119 (1.65%) Sony
7 116 (1.61%) Yahoo!
8 103 (1.43%) Twitter
9 92 (1.28%) Sitecore
10 43 (0.60%) Telerik
10 43 (0.60%) Sybase
11 39 (0.54%) DevExpress
12 38 (0.53%) Adobe
13 35 (0.49%) EPiServer
14 28 (0.39%) IBM
15 27 (0.38%) Xamarin
15 27 (0.38%) Nintex
16 25 (0.35%) Red Gate
17 23 (0.32%) TIBCO
18 21 (0.29%) Ektron
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Ashdown Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: Amazing Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Bonus+Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Salary: £38000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago