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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3720 4133 5363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.37% 3.83% 4.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.14% 9.35% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3401 3734 5077
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,450 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
40720 44212 48079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.86% 41.02% 42.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35086 37344 42863
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 3490 £45,000 +5.88% 369
London -12 1265 £55,000 +4.76% 96
South East -28 691 £42,500 +6.25% 91
East of England +12 339 £45,000 +5.88% 28
North West -16 320 £37,804 +0.81% 33
City of London -6 312 £55,000 - 43
South West +22 257 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Yorkshire -4 236 £40,000 +11.11% 38
West Midlands +8 184 £42,500 +11.84% 23
West Yorkshire +14 170 £35,500 +1.42% 24
East Midlands -13 163 £40,000 - 14
Manchester -31 141 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Surrey -32 141 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Kent +11 135 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Berkshire -37 118 £42,500 +13.33% 21
Cheshire -3 117 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Hampshire +2 110 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Cambridgeshire +18 107 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Leeds +11 106 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Scotland 0 82 £40,000 - 9
Gloucestershire +14 73 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Bedfordshire +1 72 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Hertfordshire +22 68 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Bristol +1 63 £37,500 - 6
North East +23 60 £38,000 +8.57% 7
Birmingham -1 59 £40,000 - 5
Tyne and Wear +20 56 £38,000 +8.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -31 56 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Cambridge +12 55 £40,000 - 5
Essex +9 55 £40,000 -20.00% 5

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7134 (95.71%) C#
2 7089 (95.10%) .NET
3 5560 (74.59%) ASP.NET
4 5320 (71.37%) SQL Server
5 4744 (63.64%) MVC
6 4643 (62.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3516 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3272 (43.90%) TDD
9 2879 (38.62%) SQL
10 2789 (37.42%) JavaScript
11 2724 (36.54%) HTML
12 2468 (33.11%) Microsoft
13 2370 (31.80%) CSS
14 2341 (31.41%) .NET Framework
15 2301 (30.87%) WPF
16 2205 (29.58%) Scrum
17 2035 (27.30%) Web Services
18 1967 (26.39%) jQuery
19 1778 (23.85%) OO
20 1697 (22.77%) Web Application Development
21 1530 (20.53%) Windows
22 1525 (20.46%) XML
23 1395 (18.71%) Finance
24 1372 (18.41%) NUnit
25 1297 (17.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 1215 (16.30%) BDD
27 1213 (16.27%) SQL Server 2008
28 1206 (16.18%) T-SQL
29 1116 (14.97%) Visual Studio
30 1109 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 647 (8.68%) Node.js
2 609 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 523 (7.02%) IIS
4 393 (5.27%) BizTalk Server
5 214 (2.87%) CMS
6 194 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 139 (1.86%) NServiceBus
8 127 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 118 (1.58%) Umbraco
10 78 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
11 69 (0.93%) Apache Solr
12 63 (0.85%) nginx
13 57 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 46 (0.62%) Apache
14 46 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
15 30 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
16 26 (0.35%) JBoss
17 24 (0.32%) ColdFusion
18 22 (0.30%) WordPress
18 22 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 864 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.06%) MS Office
3 53 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 34 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.20%) PowerPivot
6 8 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.040%) SPSS
9 2 (0.027%) MS Project
10 1 (0.013%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 232 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.094%) RMDS
5 4 (0.054%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.054%) Magento
5 4 (0.054%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.040%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.040%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.027%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.013%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.013%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.013%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.013%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.013%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 361 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (1.01%) GitHub
4 73 (0.98%) SaaS
5 61 (0.82%) Trello
6 48 (0.64%) Office 365
7 45 (0.60%) PaaS
8 38 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (0.38%) IaaS
10 13 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.054%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.027%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.027%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.027%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 344 (4.61%) Internet
2 145 (1.95%) HTTP
3 93 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.23%) Intranet
5 39 (0.52%) SSL
6 33 (0.44%) Extranet
7 17 (0.23%) Wireless
7 17 (0.23%) DNS
7 17 (0.23%) SMTP
8 12 (0.16%) VoIP
8 12 (0.16%) Firewall
9 11 (0.15%) SMPP
9 11 (0.15%) SSH
10 10 (0.13%) NFC
10 10 (0.13%) SMS
11 8 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (0.080%) FTP
13 5 (0.067%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.054%) CTI
14 4 (0.054%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5320 (71.37%) SQL Server
2 1213 (16.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 587 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 574 (7.70%) NoSQL
5 491 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 465 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 463 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 325 (4.36%) Relational Database
9 224 (3.01%) MySQL
10 151 (2.03%) Oracle Database
11 147 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 129 (1.73%) MongoDB
13 126 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 119 (1.60%) RDBMS
15 102 (1.37%) RavenDB
16 93 (1.25%) Big Data
17 55 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
18 49 (0.66%) Hadoop
18 49 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 45 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1372 (18.41%) NUnit
2 1116 (14.97%) Visual Studio
3 1109 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1015 (13.62%) Rhino Mocks
5 746 (10.01%) Moq
6 687 (9.22%) Git (software)
7 500 (6.71%) Subversion
8 439 (5.89%) MSTest
9 293 (3.93%) TeamCity
10 204 (2.74%) SpecFlow
11 181 (2.43%) ReSharper
12 175 (2.35%) Selenium
13 129 (1.73%) JIRA
14 121 (1.62%) CruiseControl
15 120 (1.61%) MSBuild
16 71 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
17 66 (0.89%) Cucumber
18 64 (0.86%) Jenkins
19 59 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 58 (0.78%) dotTrace
General
1 1395 (18.71%) Finance
2 529 (7.10%) Banking
3 420 (5.63%) Games
4 381 (5.11%) Retail
5 213 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 179 (2.40%) Advertising
7 156 (2.09%) Front Office
8 149 (2.00%) Marketing
9 112 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 69 (0.93%) Legal
11 67 (0.90%) Back Office
12 61 (0.82%) French Language
13 58 (0.78%) Music Industry
14 42 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.50%) Manufacturing
16 35 (0.47%) Law
17 31 (0.42%) Publishing
17 31 (0.42%) Automotive
18 30 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 29 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6416 (86.07%) Developer
2 3741 (50.19%) .NET Developer
3 2281 (30.60%) C# Developer
4 1460 (19.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 1068 (14.33%) Senior Developer
6 828 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 753 (10.10%) Software Developer
8 691 (9.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 539 (7.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 456 (6.12%) Web Developer
11 448 (6.01%) Senior C# Developer
12 338 (4.53%) Software Engineer
13 255 (3.42%) Architect
14 229 (3.07%) Junior
15 224 (3.01%) Junior Developer
16 219 (2.94%) C# Software Developer
17 211 (2.83%) Programmer
18 206 (2.76%) Agile C# Developer
19 199 (2.67%) Agile .NET Developer
20 192 (2.58%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7089 (95.10%) .NET
2 5560 (74.59%) ASP.NET
3 3516 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2724 (36.54%) HTML
5 2370 (31.80%) CSS
6 2341 (31.41%) .NET Framework
7 2301 (30.87%) WPF
8 2035 (27.30%) Web Services
9 1967 (26.39%) jQuery
10 1525 (20.46%) XML
11 1297 (17.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1079 (14.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1007 (13.51%) WinForms
14 1006 (13.50%) LINQ
15 1004 (13.47%) Ajax
16 956 (12.83%) HTML5
17 841 (11.28%) Castle Windsor
18 840 (11.27%) NHibernate
19 829 (11.12%) RESTful
20 781 (10.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 530 (7.11%) Inversion of Control
2 475 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 348 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 309 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 270 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 269 (3.61%) N-Tier
7 203 (2.72%) Client/Server
8 186 (2.50%) Tandem
9 151 (2.03%) Social Media
10 150 (2.01%) iPhone
11 119 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 119 (1.60%) BBC
12 113 (1.52%) Open Source
13 109 (1.46%) Mathematics
14 94 (1.26%) Fixed Income
14 94 (1.26%) Derivative
14 94 (1.26%) User Experience
15 87 (1.17%) Hedge funds
16 86 (1.15%) Social Network
17 74 (0.99%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 1530 (20.53%) Windows
2 314 (4.21%) Android
3 171 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 80 (1.07%) Linux
5 74 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (0.89%) Windows Phone
7 57 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 30 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
11 25 (0.34%) UNIX
12 22 (0.30%) CentOS
13 18 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 13 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.094%) Windows Phone 7
17 6 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.067%) Windows CE
19 2 (0.027%) Mac OS X
20 1 (0.013%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4744 (63.64%) MVC
2 4643 (62.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3272 (43.90%) TDD
4 2205 (29.58%) Scrum
5 1778 (23.85%) OO
6 1697 (22.77%) Web Application Development
7 1215 (16.30%) BDD
8 946 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 855 (11.47%) Software Engineering
10 749 (10.05%) Dependency Injection
11 725 (9.73%) Kanban
12 638 (8.56%) E-Commerce
13 622 (8.34%) SOA
14 566 (7.59%) Unit Testing
15 564 (7.57%) MVVM
16 538 (7.22%) OOD
17 523 (7.02%) Web Development
18 515 (6.91%) OOP
19 438 (5.88%) Multithreading
20 354 (4.75%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 7134 (95.71%) C#
2 2879 (38.62%) SQL
3 2789 (37.42%) JavaScript
4 1206 (16.18%) T-SQL
5 976 (13.09%) VB.NET
6 553 (7.42%) Ruby
7 416 (5.58%) VB
8 336 (4.51%) Java
9 320 (4.29%) C++
10 141 (1.89%) VB6
11 122 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 109 (1.46%) PHP
13 107 (1.44%) XPath
14 102 (1.37%) XAML
15 94 (1.26%) C
16 87 (1.17%) VBA
17 84 (1.13%) PL/SQL
18 57 (0.76%) Python
19 47 (0.63%) VBScript
20 42 (0.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 829 (11.12%) Degree
2 285 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 114 (1.53%) MCSD
4 107 (1.44%) MCP
5 80 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 75 (1.01%) MCTS
7 67 (0.90%) MCAD
8 34 (0.46%) SC Cleared
9 27 (0.36%) HND
9 27 (0.36%) ISEB
10 25 (0.34%) MCITP
11 16 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.21%) MCPD
11 16 (0.21%) PhD
12 15 (0.20%) MCSE
13 14 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.11%) MCDBA
15 8 (0.11%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.080%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (2.60%) QA
2 56 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.40%) SLA
4 8 (0.11%) ISO 8583
4 8 (0.11%) EMIR
4 8 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.080%) UCITS
6 5 (0.067%) HL7
6 5 (0.067%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.027%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.013%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.080%) Firmware
5 1 (0.013%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.013%) vSphere
5 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 20 (0.27%) MOM
1 20 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (0.21%) logstash
3 15 (0.20%) Puppet
4 9 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.054%) StatsD
6 3 (0.040%) Nagios
7 2 (0.027%) OpenView
8 1 (0.013%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.013%) AppManager
8 1 (0.013%) WMI
8 1 (0.013%) SCCM
8 1 (0.013%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2468 (33.11%) Microsoft
2 518 (6.95%) Oracle
3 315 (4.23%) Google
4 244 (3.27%) Facebook
5 154 (2.07%) Apple
6 137 (1.84%) Telerik
7 120 (1.61%) Sony
8 118 (1.58%) Sitecore
9 117 (1.57%) Yahoo!
10 72 (0.97%) Twitter
11 61 (0.82%) Rackspace
12 48 (0.64%) EPiServer
13 34 (0.46%) DevExpress
14 28 (0.38%) Adobe
14 28 (0.38%) Xamarin
15 26 (0.35%) TIBCO
16 25 (0.34%) SAP
17 24 (0.32%) Sybase
17 24 (0.32%) VMware
18 23 (0.31%) Red Gate
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Private Medical Insurance + Life A
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus,Pay rise, Med Insurance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Media
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Bonuses
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday