The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 60 41 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Permanent jobs citing WCF 208 255 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.86% 4.61% 3.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.27% 12.45% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 183 243 183
Average salary £37,500 £41,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.17% +19.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £49,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2026 2048 1976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.63% 36.99% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1727 1822 1738
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £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
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -16 75 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Staffordshire -9 36 £36,250 -9.37% 4
Coventry +11 27 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Worcestershire +5 22 £46,250 +32.14% 5
Dudley - 12 £37,500 -
Warwickshire -9 9 £40,000 -8.04% 2
Solihull -11 8 £30,000 -25.00%
Herefordshire +1 4 £31,500 -25.88%
Shropshire +1 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £27,500 -25.67%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 331 (95.66%) .NET
2 318 (91.91%) C#
3 252 (72.83%) ASP.NET
4 219 (63.29%) SQL Server
5 185 (53.47%) SQL
6 165 (47.69%) MVC
7 130 (37.57%) Microsoft
8 129 (37.28%) .NET Framework
9 128 (36.99%) HTML
10 119 (34.39%) Web Services
11 118 (34.10%) WPF
12 105 (30.35%) VB.NET
13 104 (30.06%) JavaScript
14 91 (26.30%) TDD
15 88 (25.43%) Windows
16 84 (24.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 83 (23.99%) CSS
18 80 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
19 79 (22.83%) XML
20 65 (18.79%) WinForms
21 64 (18.50%) Scrum
21 64 (18.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 62 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
23 60 (17.34%) Oracle
24 56 (16.18%) MS Excel
24 56 (16.18%) jQuery
24 56 (16.18%) LINQ
25 55 (15.90%) Visual Studio
26 51 (14.74%) SharePoint
27 48 (13.87%) Degree

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 51 (14.74%) SharePoint
2 42 (12.14%) IIS
3 21 (6.07%) Node.js
4 20 (5.78%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.02%) CMS
6 5 (1.45%) Apache
7 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.87%) SAS
9 2 (0.58%) Drupal
Applications
1 56 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.89%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.87%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.18%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.87%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.76%) Internet
2 9 (2.60%) Intranet
3 3 (0.87%) SSL
3 3 (0.87%) DNS
3 3 (0.87%) SMTP
4 2 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (63.29%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.98%) Relational Database
3 36 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (9.54%) Oracle Database
5 28 (8.09%) Crystal Reports
6 26 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (5.20%) NoSQL
8 18 (5.20%) MySQL
9 14 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (4.05%) RDBMS
9 14 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 62 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (15.90%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.67%) Oracle Forms
4 26 (7.51%) NUnit
5 20 (5.78%) Git (software)
6 19 (5.49%) MSTest
7 18 (5.20%) Rhino Mocks
8 17 (4.91%) Moq
9 14 (4.05%) Subversion
10 5 (1.45%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.16%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.87%) Selenium
12 3 (0.87%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (4.91%) Manufacturing
2 16 (4.62%) Finance
3 15 (4.34%) Law
4 14 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.47%) Retail
6 10 (2.89%) Military
6 10 (2.89%) Banking
7 9 (2.60%) Advertising
8 8 (2.31%) Games
9 4 (1.16%) Back Office
9 4 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.16%) Marketing
10 3 (0.87%) Automotive
10 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 318 (91.91%) Developer
2 176 (50.87%) .NET Developer
3 108 (31.21%) C# Developer
4 87 (25.14%) Software Developer
5 83 (23.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 51 (14.74%) ASP.NET Developer
7 47 (13.58%) Senior Developer
8 40 (11.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (8.67%) .NET Software Developer
10 25 (7.23%) Web Developer
11 22 (6.36%) C# Software Developer
12 20 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
13 18 (5.20%) VB.NET Developer
13 18 (5.20%) Senior Software Developer
14 16 (4.62%) .NET Web Developer
15 15 (4.34%) Applications Developer
16 12 (3.47%) C# Web Developer
16 12 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
17 11 (3.18%) CRM Developer
18 9 (2.60%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (95.66%) .NET
2 252 (72.83%) ASP.NET
3 129 (37.28%) .NET Framework
4 128 (36.99%) HTML
5 119 (34.39%) Web Services
6 118 (34.10%) WPF
7 84 (24.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 83 (23.99%) CSS
9 79 (22.83%) XML
10 65 (18.79%) WinForms
11 64 (18.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 56 (16.18%) jQuery
12 56 (16.18%) LINQ
13 48 (13.87%) HTML5
14 30 (8.67%) Ajax
14 30 (8.67%) Castle Windsor
15 29 (8.38%) Silverlight
16 28 (8.09%) SOAP
17 27 (7.80%) XSLT
17 27 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.65%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.20%) N-Tier
3 15 (4.34%) iPhone
4 14 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.05%) iPad
4 14 (4.05%) Inversion of Control
5 12 (3.47%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.31%) BBC
7 8 (2.31%) Social Media
8 4 (1.16%) Streaming Music
9 3 (0.87%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.87%) Physics
9 3 (0.87%) EPoS
9 3 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.58%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.43%) Windows
2 11 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (1.45%) Linux
5 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.87%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (47.69%) MVC
2 91 (26.30%) TDD
3 80 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (18.50%) Scrum
5 48 (13.87%) OO
6 45 (13.01%) Web Application Development
7 42 (12.14%) Dependency Injection
8 37 (10.69%) CRM
9 34 (9.83%) E-Commerce
10 32 (9.25%) SOA
11 30 (8.67%) Web Development
12 27 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (6.65%) Software Engineering
13 23 (6.65%) MVVM
14 19 (5.49%) UML
15 18 (5.20%) BDD
15 18 (5.20%) Logistics
16 17 (4.91%) Unit Testing
17 15 (4.34%) Kanban
18 14 (4.05%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 318 (91.91%) C#
2 185 (53.47%) SQL
3 105 (30.35%) VB.NET
4 104 (30.06%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.80%) T-SQL
6 25 (7.23%) VB
7 19 (5.49%) C++
8 16 (4.62%) Ruby
9 13 (3.76%) VBA
10 12 (3.47%) C
11 11 (3.18%) VB6
11 11 (3.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 11 (3.18%) Java
12 10 (2.89%) PHP
13 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.45%) XAML
14 5 (1.45%) Python
14 5 (1.45%) Delphi
14 5 (1.45%) Perl
15 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (13.87%) Degree
2 29 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.34%) MCP
4 12 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.89%) MCSD
6 8 (2.31%) MCITP
7 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.87%) MCSE
10 2 (0.58%) MCAD
11 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 130 (37.57%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.34%) Oracle
3 25 (7.23%) Apple
4 16 (4.62%) Facebook
5 12 (3.47%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.60%) Google
7 8 (2.31%) Sony
7 8 (2.31%) Yahoo!
8 7 (2.02%) Ektron
9 5 (1.45%) Twitter
10 3 (0.87%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe
11 2 (0.58%) Macromedia
11 2 (0.58%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.58%) Telerik
12 1 (0.29%) Typemock
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago