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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 84 52 69
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Permanent jobs citing WCF 159 201 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.86% 3.75% 3.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.87% 11.07% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 142 186 174
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,250
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
2021 1816 1923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.31% 33.89% 39.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1748 1621 1671
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -38 56 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Worcestershire +13 24 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Coventry +11 24 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Staffordshire -8 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Solihull -2 11 £42,500 +26.86% 3
Warwickshire -15 5 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £31,500 - 1
Shropshire -2 4 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Walsall -3 3 £37,500 +41.50%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 341 (95.52%) .NET
2 329 (92.16%) C#
3 248 (69.47%) ASP.NET
4 243 (68.07%) SQL Server
5 175 (49.02%) MVC
6 173 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
7 165 (46.22%) SQL
8 157 (43.98%) Microsoft
9 139 (38.94%) .NET Framework
10 127 (35.57%) Web Services
11 120 (33.61%) VB.NET
12 117 (32.77%) WPF
13 106 (29.69%) HTML
14 101 (28.29%) TDD
15 89 (24.93%) JavaScript
15 89 (24.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 84 (23.53%) XML
16 84 (23.53%) Windows
17 77 (21.57%) Scrum
18 76 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
19 69 (19.33%) CSS
20 66 (18.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 60 (16.81%) WinForms
22 57 (15.97%) Visual Studio
23 56 (15.69%) Oracle
23 56 (15.69%) SharePoint
24 55 (15.41%) LINQ
24 55 (15.41%) Degree
25 53 (14.85%) OO
26 52 (14.57%) jQuery

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 56 (15.69%) SharePoint
2 37 (10.36%) IIS
3 26 (7.28%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (5.88%) Node.js
5 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.68%) Apache
6 5 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.56%) Drupal
7 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 2 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (14.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.80%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.84%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (6.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.08%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.84%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.48%) Internet
2 12 (3.36%) Intranet
3 3 (0.84%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (68.07%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 30 (8.40%) Oracle Database
5 28 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (6.72%) MySQL
9 19 (5.32%) NoSQL
9 19 (5.32%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (3.92%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 76 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (15.97%) Visual Studio
3 29 (8.12%) NUnit
3 29 (8.12%) Oracle Forms
4 26 (7.28%) MSTest
5 25 (7.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 23 (6.44%) Git (software)
7 22 (6.16%) Moq
8 15 (4.20%) Subversion
9 5 (1.40%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.28%) Selenium
11 1 (0.28%) JIRA
11 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
General
1 22 (6.16%) Retail
2 17 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 14 (3.92%) Advertising
4 13 (3.64%) Law
4 13 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.36%) Finance
6 7 (1.96%) Games
6 7 (1.96%) Military
7 4 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.84%) Automotive
8 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.84%) Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 329 (92.16%) Developer
2 177 (49.58%) .NET Developer
3 89 (24.93%) Software Developer
4 86 (24.09%) C# Developer
5 64 (17.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (12.89%) Senior Developer
7 44 (12.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (7.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (7.84%) .NET Software Developer
9 22 (6.16%) C# Software Developer
10 19 (5.32%) Senior Software Developer
11 17 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
11 17 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
11 17 (4.76%) Web Developer
12 13 (3.64%) Applications Developer
13 12 (3.36%) CRM Developer
14 11 (3.08%) Lead Developer
14 11 (3.08%) .NET Web Developer
15 9 (2.52%) FoxPro Developer
16 8 (2.24%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (95.52%) .NET
2 248 (69.47%) ASP.NET
3 139 (38.94%) .NET Framework
4 127 (35.57%) Web Services
5 117 (32.77%) WPF
6 106 (29.69%) HTML
7 89 (24.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 84 (23.53%) XML
9 69 (19.33%) CSS
10 66 (18.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 60 (16.81%) WinForms
12 55 (15.41%) LINQ
13 52 (14.57%) jQuery
14 38 (10.64%) Castle Windsor
15 35 (9.80%) HTML5
16 34 (9.52%) Ajax
17 33 (9.24%) Spring.NET
18 27 (7.56%) Silverlight
18 27 (7.56%) SOAP
19 24 (6.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.16%) Inversion of Control
4 18 (5.04%) N-Tier
5 13 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.36%) iPad
6 12 (3.36%) iPhone
7 11 (3.08%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.68%) Social Media
9 6 (1.68%) BBC
10 3 (0.84%) EPoS
10 3 (0.84%) NHS
10 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.84%) Physics
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
11 2 (0.56%) Streaming Music
11 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.28%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.53%) Windows
2 15 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.68%) Linux
6 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (49.02%) MVC
2 173 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (28.29%) TDD
4 77 (21.57%) Scrum
5 53 (14.85%) OO
6 52 (14.57%) Web Application Development
7 40 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (10.92%) CRM
9 37 (10.36%) Dependency Injection
10 35 (9.80%) E-Commerce
11 32 (8.96%) Web Development
12 31 (8.68%) SOA
13 30 (8.40%) Kanban
14 26 (7.28%) Software Engineering
15 21 (5.88%) BDD
16 18 (5.04%) Logistics
17 17 (4.76%) UML
17 17 (4.76%) Mentoring
18 13 (3.64%) ITIL
18 13 (3.64%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 329 (92.16%) C#
2 165 (46.22%) SQL
3 120 (33.61%) VB.NET
4 89 (24.93%) JavaScript
5 32 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 23 (6.44%) VB
7 19 (5.32%) Ruby
8 16 (4.48%) C++
9 12 (3.36%) VBA
9 12 (3.36%) XAML
10 11 (3.08%) Java
10 11 (3.08%) VB6
11 9 (2.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 9 (2.52%) PHP
12 7 (1.96%) C
12 7 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.68%) Delphi
13 6 (1.68%) Perl
13 6 (1.68%) Python
14 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (15.41%) Degree
2 34 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.20%) MCSD
4 13 (3.64%) MCP
5 12 (3.36%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.24%) MCITP
8 7 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) MCSE
9 3 (0.84%) MCAD
10 2 (0.56%) MCTS
11 1 (0.28%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
Vendors
1 157 (43.98%) Microsoft
2 56 (15.69%) Oracle
3 19 (5.32%) Facebook
4 18 (5.04%) Apple
5 12 (3.36%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.68%) Yahoo!
6 6 (1.68%) Google
6 6 (1.68%) Sony
7 3 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.56%) Twitter
8 2 (0.56%) Ektron
8 2 (0.56%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.56%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.28%) Telerik
9 1 (0.28%) Typemock
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Interact Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham City University
Salary: £29,559 - £32,101 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 19 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago