The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 85 78 57
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 35 57 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.95% 2.47% 4.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.02% 8.84% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 55 69
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,550 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 581 645 578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 32.31% 27.93% 33.74%
Number of salaries quoted 513 582 530
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Birmingham

WCF
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in Birmingham.

Salary trend for WCF in Birmingham

WCF
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Birmingham over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 73 (100.00%) C#
2 71 (97.26%) .NET
3 67 (91.78%) MVC
4 66 (90.41%) ASP.NET
5 55 (75.34%) SQL Server
6 52 (71.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (64.38%) JavaScript
8 46 (63.01%) .NET Framework
9 44 (60.27%) Entity Framework
10 37 (50.68%) jQuery
10 37 (50.68%) SQL
11 34 (46.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (45.21%) Web Application Development
13 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (36.99%) HTML
13 27 (36.99%) Visual Studio
13 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
14 25 (34.25%) Web Services
14 25 (34.25%) CSS
14 25 (34.25%) TDD
14 25 (34.25%) LINQ
15 23 (31.51%) BDD
15 23 (31.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 22 (30.14%) VB.NET
17 21 (28.77%) Node.js
18 20 (27.40%) NoSQL
18 20 (27.40%) RESTful
18 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
18 20 (27.40%) Ruby

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) IIS
1 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (75.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (31.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 20 (27.40%) NoSQL
4 16 (21.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) Visual Studio
2 20 (27.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (9.59%) Music Industry
2 2 (2.74%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (71.23%) Developer
2 37 (50.68%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.29%) C# Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Senior Developer
4 13 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (12.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (9.59%) Development Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (9.59%) Software Development Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) Software Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) SQL Developer
8 7 (9.59%) Team Leader
9 6 (8.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 6 (8.22%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (97.26%) .NET
2 66 (90.41%) ASP.NET
3 52 (71.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (63.01%) .NET Framework
5 44 (60.27%) Entity Framework
6 37 (50.68%) jQuery
7 34 (46.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (36.99%) HTML
9 25 (34.25%) CSS
9 25 (34.25%) LINQ
9 25 (34.25%) Web Services
10 23 (31.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 21 (28.77%) Node.js
12 20 (27.40%) RESTful
13 15 (20.55%) WF
14 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
14 14 (19.18%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (19.18%) WPF
14 14 (19.18%) XML
15 9 (12.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) iPad
2 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) Blog
2 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.37%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Android
1 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (91.78%) MVC
2 33 (45.21%) Web Application Development
3 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (34.25%) TDD
5 23 (31.51%) BDD
6 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (19.18%) Software Architecture
7 7 (9.59%) High Availability
7 7 (9.59%) SDLC
8 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.22%) CRM
8 6 (8.22%) OO
9 5 (6.85%) Web Development
10 4 (5.48%) EAI
10 4 (5.48%) Scrum
10 4 (5.48%) SOA
11 3 (4.11%) SOLID
12 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
12 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (100.00%) C#
2 47 (64.38%) JavaScript
3 37 (50.68%) SQL
4 22 (30.14%) VB.NET
5 20 (27.40%) Ruby
6 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.85%) C++
8 4 (5.48%) Java
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) NEC
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Perforce
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