The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 73 44 62
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +18
Permanent jobs citing WCF 186 253 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.36% 4.55% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.02% 12.99% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 166 239 176
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
WCF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2063 1947 1881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.27% 35.02% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 1734 1636
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region.

WCF Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

WCF
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham -24 72 £41,500 -7.77% 5
Staffordshire -4 27 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Worcestershire +7 26 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Coventry +11 22 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Solihull -9 10 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Warwickshire -17 7 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Herefordshire - 5 £31,500 -
Dudley - 4 £37,500 -
Walsall -6 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Shropshire -7 2 £35,000 -17.64% 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

1 338 (95.48%) .NET
2 326 (92.09%) C#
3 253 (71.47%) ASP.NET
4 233 (65.82%) SQL Server
5 178 (50.28%) SQL
6 176 (49.72%) MVC
7 148 (41.81%) Microsoft
8 138 (38.98%) .NET Framework
9 129 (36.44%) Web Services
10 117 (33.05%) HTML
11 116 (32.77%) WPF
12 113 (31.92%) VB.NET
13 98 (27.68%) JavaScript
13 98 (27.68%) TDD
14 90 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 84 (23.73%) Windows
16 82 (23.16%) XML
17 80 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
18 77 (21.75%) CSS
19 73 (20.62%) Scrum
19 73 (20.62%) Team Foundation Server
20 71 (20.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 64 (18.08%) WinForms
22 60 (16.95%) Oracle
23 59 (16.67%) Visual Studio
23 59 (16.67%) jQuery
24 54 (15.25%) MS Excel
25 53 (14.97%) LINQ
26 52 (14.69%) SharePoint
26 52 (14.69%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 52 (14.69%) SharePoint
2 39 (11.02%) IIS
3 22 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (6.21%) Node.js
4 6 (1.69%) Apache
5 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.85%) SAS
7 2 (0.56%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 54 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.82%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.85%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.11%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.85%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.67%) Internet
2 10 (2.82%) Intranet
3 3 (0.85%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (65.82%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (10.73%) Relational Database
4 33 (9.32%) Oracle Database
5 32 (9.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
9 22 (6.21%) MySQL
9 22 (6.21%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.95%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 73 (20.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.47%) Oracle Forms
4 26 (7.34%) NUnit
5 24 (6.78%) Git (software)
6 21 (5.93%) MSTest
7 20 (5.65%) Rhino Mocks
8 19 (5.37%) Moq
9 15 (4.24%) Subversion
10 5 (1.41%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.13%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.85%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.85%) Selenium
13 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 17 (4.80%) Manufacturing
2 16 (4.52%) Law
2 16 (4.52%) Retail
3 14 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (3.95%) Advertising
4 13 (3.67%) Finance
5 10 (2.82%) Military
6 7 (1.98%) Games
7 6 (1.69%) Banking
8 4 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 328 (92.66%) Developer
2 178 (50.28%) .NET Developer
3 95 (26.84%) C# Developer
4 90 (25.42%) Software Developer
5 70 (19.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 47 (13.28%) ASP.NET Developer
7 44 (12.43%) Senior Developer
8 32 (9.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (8.47%) .NET Software Developer
10 22 (6.21%) C# Software Developer
11 20 (5.65%) Web Developer
12 19 (5.37%) VB.NET Developer
13 18 (5.08%) Senior .NET Developer
13 18 (5.08%) Senior Software Developer
14 15 (4.24%) Applications Developer
15 14 (3.95%) .NET Web Developer
16 12 (3.39%) CRM Developer
17 10 (2.82%) Lead Developer
17 10 (2.82%) Senior C# Developer
18 9 (2.54%) FoxPro Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (95.48%) .NET
2 253 (71.47%) ASP.NET
3 138 (38.98%) .NET Framework
4 129 (36.44%) Web Services
5 117 (33.05%) HTML
6 116 (32.77%) WPF
7 90 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (23.16%) XML
9 77 (21.75%) CSS
10 71 (20.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 64 (18.08%) WinForms
12 59 (16.67%) jQuery
13 53 (14.97%) LINQ
14 42 (11.86%) HTML5
15 34 (9.60%) Ajax
16 33 (9.32%) Castle Windsor
17 28 (7.91%) SOAP
17 28 (7.91%) Spring.NET
18 27 (7.63%) XSLT
19 26 (7.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.80%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (4.80%) N-Tier
4 14 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.67%) iPad
5 13 (3.67%) iPhone
6 12 (3.39%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.26%) Social Media
7 8 (2.26%) BBC
8 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.85%) Physics
8 3 (0.85%) EPoS
8 3 (0.85%) NHS
9 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Streaming Music
10 1 (0.28%) Pocket PC
10 1 (0.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.73%) Windows
2 13 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.26%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (1.69%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.69%) Linux
5 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (49.72%) MVC
2 98 (27.68%) TDD
3 80 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (20.62%) Scrum
5 52 (14.69%) OO
6 48 (13.56%) Web Application Development
7 37 (10.45%) CRM
8 36 (10.17%) Dependency Injection
9 35 (9.89%) E-Commerce
9 35 (9.89%) SOA
10 34 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.04%) Web Development
12 24 (6.78%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.21%) Kanban
13 22 (6.21%) BDD
14 18 (5.08%) UML
14 18 (5.08%) Logistics
15 17 (4.80%) Unit Testing
16 16 (4.52%) MVVM
17 14 (3.95%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 326 (92.09%) C#
2 178 (50.28%) SQL
3 113 (31.92%) VB.NET
4 98 (27.68%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.19%) T-SQL
6 22 (6.21%) VB
7 21 (5.93%) C++
8 20 (5.65%) Ruby
9 13 (3.67%) VBA
10 12 (3.39%) Java
10 12 (3.39%) VB6
11 11 (3.11%) C
12 10 (2.82%) PHP
13 9 (2.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 9 (2.54%) XAML
14 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.69%) Python
15 6 (1.69%) Delphi
15 6 (1.69%) Perl
16 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (13.56%) Degree
2 31 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.95%) MCP
4 13 (3.67%) MCSD
5 12 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (2.26%) MCITP
7 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) MCSE
9 2 (0.56%) MCAD
10 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
Vendors
1 148 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.95%) Oracle
3 22 (6.21%) Apple
4 20 (5.65%) Facebook
5 12 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.26%) Sony
6 8 (2.26%) Yahoo!
6 8 (2.26%) Google
7 5 (1.41%) Twitter
8 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.56%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.56%) Ektron
10 1 (0.28%) Telerik
10 1 (0.28%) Typemock
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago