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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 84 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -37
Permanent jobs citing WCF 180 130 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.58% 2.95% 4.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.43% 8.24% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 163 111 204
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1725 1577 2033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.36% 35.75% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1584 1356 1847
Average salary £38,750 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Birmingham +7 65 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Coventry +1 36 £46,250 +42.30% 6
Warwickshire +20 34 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Staffordshire +11 23 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Worcestershire +5 11 £35,000 -6.66%
Solihull -4 7 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Walsall -2 2 £37,500 +57.89%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 311 (98.73%) .NET
2 304 (96.51%) C#
3 256 (81.27%) ASP.NET
4 244 (77.46%) SQL Server
5 190 (60.32%) MVC
6 169 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
7 142 (45.08%) Microsoft
8 129 (40.95%) HTML
9 117 (37.14%) .NET Framework
10 113 (35.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 111 (35.24%) JavaScript
11 111 (35.24%) SQL
12 108 (34.29%) CSS
13 93 (29.52%) TDD
14 90 (28.57%) VB.NET
15 86 (27.30%) Web Services
16 80 (25.40%) jQuery
17 77 (24.44%) SharePoint
18 76 (24.13%) XML
19 73 (23.17%) Scrum
20 71 (22.54%) WPF
21 70 (22.22%) Windows
22 68 (21.59%) SQL Server 2008
23 67 (21.27%) Continuous Integration
24 62 (19.68%) Web Application Development
25 61 (19.37%) OO
26 60 (19.05%) T-SQL
27 57 (18.10%) Visual Studio
28 56 (17.78%) Ajax
29 52 (16.51%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 77 (24.44%) SharePoint
2 49 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
3 35 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (10.16%) IIS
5 24 (7.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (7.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) SPSS
3 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 43 (13.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.62%) Office 365
3 3 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.13%) Internet
2 11 (3.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (77.46%) SQL Server
2 68 (21.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.94%) MySQL
4 24 (7.62%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.90%) SQLite
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.95%) OLAP
10 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 57 (18.10%) Visual Studio
2 52 (16.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (12.70%) NUnit
4 39 (12.38%) MSTest
5 37 (11.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 37 (11.75%) Moq
6 29 (9.21%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.54%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.90%) Xcode
9 3 (0.95%) Subversion
10 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.63%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.32%) JIRA
11 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 17 (5.40%) Advertising
2 15 (4.76%) Retail
3 8 (2.54%) Finance
4 7 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 288 (91.43%) Developer
2 190 (60.32%) .NET Developer
3 33 (10.48%) C# Developer
4 32 (10.16%) Software Developer
5 30 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 25 (7.94%) SharePoint Developer
7 23 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.35%) Senior Developer
9 16 (5.08%) Web Developer
9 16 (5.08%) .NET Web Developer
10 15 (4.76%) Lead Developer
11 14 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (3.17%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.17%) Applications Support
14 8 (2.54%) Team Leader
14 8 (2.54%) Junior
14 8 (2.54%) Junior Developer
14 8 (2.54%) .NET Software Engineer
14 8 (2.54%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (98.73%) .NET
2 256 (81.27%) ASP.NET
3 129 (40.95%) HTML
4 117 (37.14%) .NET Framework
5 113 (35.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 108 (34.29%) CSS
7 86 (27.30%) Web Services
8 80 (25.40%) jQuery
9 76 (24.13%) XML
10 71 (22.54%) WPF
11 56 (17.78%) Ajax
12 51 (16.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (12.70%) Ninject
14 39 (12.38%) HTML5
14 39 (12.38%) Castle Windsor
14 39 (12.38%) Unity DI Container
15 38 (12.06%) Spring.NET
16 37 (11.75%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (9.84%) RESTful
18 27 (8.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.38%) Inversion of Control
2 31 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.17%) iPhone
4 10 (3.17%) iPad
5 9 (2.86%) Social Media
5 9 (2.86%) BBC
6 7 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.95%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.63%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.32%) Clustering
10 1 (0.32%) Pocket PC
10 1 (0.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 70 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.86%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.90%) Android
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (60.32%) MVC
2 169 (53.65%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (29.52%) TDD
4 73 (23.17%) Scrum
5 67 (21.27%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (19.68%) Web Application Development
7 61 (19.37%) OO
8 52 (16.51%) CRM
9 46 (14.60%) Kanban
10 43 (13.65%) Dependency Injection
11 35 (11.11%) Web Development
12 26 (8.25%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.94%) OOA/OOD
13 25 (7.94%) Mentoring
14 23 (7.30%) BDD
15 21 (6.67%) Unit Testing
16 20 (6.35%) E-Commerce
17 18 (5.71%) SOA
18 12 (3.81%) ITIL
18 12 (3.81%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 304 (96.51%) C#
2 111 (35.24%) JavaScript
2 111 (35.24%) SQL
3 90 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 60 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 29 (9.21%) Ruby
6 23 (7.30%) XAML
7 7 (2.22%) Python
7 7 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.90%) VB
9 4 (1.27%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.95%) VB6
10 3 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.95%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) Java
11 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.32%) Delphi
12 1 (0.32%) Perl
12 1 (0.32%) XPath
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (9.84%) MCP
3 27 (8.57%) MCSD
4 24 (7.62%) Degree
4 24 (7.62%) MCAD
4 24 (7.62%) MCTS
5 3 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.63%) QA
Vendors
1 142 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.30%) Apple
3 22 (6.98%) Facebook
4 19 (6.03%) Oracle
5 9 (2.86%) Sony
5 9 (2.86%) Yahoo!
5 9 (2.86%) Google
6 6 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.59%) Telerik
7 5 (1.59%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.63%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.63%) Sage
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alcester, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alcester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Very good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent bens (details attached)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 31 Days Holiday!
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