Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 144 86
Rank change year-on-year -32 -58 -4
Permanent jobs citing WCF 24 77 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 1.64% 2.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 5.51% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 26 76 101
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £41,917 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.39% +11.78% -11.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

WCF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1295 1397 1275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.69% 29.82% 32.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1210 1130
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (87.50%) C#
1 21 (87.50%) .NET
2 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
4 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
5 16 (66.67%) MVC
5 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (62.50%) TDD
7 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
7 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
7 14 (58.33%) BDD
7 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (54.17%) Node.js
9 12 (50.00%) Advertising
9 12 (50.00%) RESTful
10 10 (41.67%) Ruby
10 10 (41.67%) OO
10 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
10 10 (41.67%) Web Application Development
10 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 10 (41.67%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (37.50%) SQL
12 8 (33.33%) Web Services
13 7 (29.17%) REST
14 6 (25.00%) jQuery
14 6 (25.00%) HTML
14 6 (25.00%) CSS
15 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
15 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration

WCF
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (50.00%) Advertising
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 20 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Developer
4 6 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (20.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (16.67%) WCF Developer
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
7 3 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Developer
7 3 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior Agile Developer
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
7 3 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Web Team Leader
8 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
3 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (54.17%) Node.js
6 12 (50.00%) RESTful
7 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
9 7 (29.17%) REST
10 6 (25.00%) CSS
10 6 (25.00%) HTML
10 6 (25.00%) jQuery
11 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
12 4 (16.67%) WPF
13 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
13 3 (12.50%) CSS3
13 3 (12.50%) HTML5
13 3 (12.50%) React
14 2 (8.33%) JSON
15 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) MVC
3 15 (62.50%) TDD
4 14 (58.33%) BDD
5 10 (41.67%) OO
5 10 (41.67%) Web Application Development
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) SOLID
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Web Development
9 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
9 2 (8.33%) Mobile Development
9 2 (8.33%) Push Notifications
9 2 (8.33%) SDLC
9 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) Ruby
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Apple