Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 126 105
Rank change year-on-year -101 -21 +7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,043 4,364 4,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.53% 2.71% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.97% 6.67% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,803 3,921 4,342
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 51,492 65,432 64,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.55% 40.71% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 42,431 55,121 55,347
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in England

WCF
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for WCF in England

WCF
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for WCF in England

WCF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the England region over the 6 months to 22 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -89 777 £57,500 - 32
South East -54 650 £47,500 +5.56% 39
North of England -117 258 £45,125 +6.18% 46
North West -85 182 £47,500 +18.75% 28
South West -51 135 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Midlands -106 123 £40,000 -9.09% 31
East of England -80 97 £52,500 +10.53% 16
West Midlands -64 68 £42,500 -19.05% 17
Yorkshire -99 65 £45,000 - 17
East Midlands -69 53 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North East -20 11 £36,000 -10.00% 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 1,944 (95.15%) C#
2 1,921 (94.03%) .NET
3 1,259 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
4 1,243 (60.84%) ASP.NET
5 1,185 (58.00%) SQL Server
6 1,105 (54.09%) MVC
7 913 (44.69%) SQL
8 824 (40.33%) JavaScript
9 781 (38.23%) .NET Framework
10 756 (37.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 756 (37.00%) TDD
11 714 (34.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 619 (30.30%) Web Services
13 597 (29.22%) Microsoft
14 539 (26.38%) Entity Framework
15 534 (26.14%) HTML
16 507 (24.82%) CSS
17 499 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
18 486 (23.79%) WPF
19 469 (22.96%) Git (software)
20 464 (22.71%) Scrum
21 455 (22.27%) Visual Studio
22 446 (21.83%) Finance
23 440 (21.54%) OO
24 434 (21.24%) AngularJS
25 430 (21.05%) jQuery
26 429 (21.00%) RESTful
27 392 (19.19%) BDD
28 364 (17.82%) XML
29 360 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 146 (7.15%) IIS
2 97 (4.75%) BizTalk Server
3 31 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.73%) Confluence
6 12 (0.59%) Apache
6 12 (0.59%) CMS
6 12 (0.59%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.15%) Kentico
8 3 (0.15%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.098%) Documentum
9 2 (0.098%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.098%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.049%) DNN
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.049%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.59%) AutoCAD
3 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.098%) Magento
3 2 (0.098%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.049%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 499 (24.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (2.99%) Serverless
4 39 (1.91%) PaaS
5 32 (1.57%) Azure Functions
6 25 (1.22%) SaaS
7 15 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.49%) NuGet
9 8 (0.39%) GitHub
10 7 (0.34%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.29%) Office 365
12 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.098%) IaaS
13 2 (0.098%) npm
13 2 (0.098%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.049%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.049%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (4.21%) Internet
2 23 (1.13%) HTTP
3 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (0.39%) SMTP
6 7 (0.34%) DNS
7 6 (0.29%) BGP
7 6 (0.29%) Broadband
7 6 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.29%) EIGRP
7 6 (0.29%) Firewall
7 6 (0.29%) MPLS
7 6 (0.29%) Network Security
7 6 (0.29%) OSPF
7 6 (0.29%) VLAN
7 6 (0.29%) VPN
8 5 (0.24%) Hyperconnected
9 4 (0.20%) FTP
9 4 (0.20%) IMAP
10 2 (0.098%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,185 (58.00%) SQL Server
2 335 (16.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 267 (13.07%) NoSQL
4 140 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 129 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 110 (5.38%) Relational Database
7 102 (4.99%) MongoDB
8 68 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 57 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 54 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
11 51 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
12 47 (2.30%) MySQL
13 46 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
15 27 (1.32%) Redis
16 26 (1.27%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.98%) OLAP
18 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database
18 14 (0.69%) Star Schema
19 13 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 469 (22.96%) Git (software)
2 455 (22.27%) Visual Studio
3 360 (17.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 161 (7.88%) NUnit
5 90 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 80 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 71 (3.48%) MSTest
8 57 (2.79%) JIRA
9 55 (2.69%) Jenkins
10 41 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 35 (1.71%) Selenium
12 33 (1.62%) StyleCop
13 28 (1.37%) Subversion
14 21 (1.03%) Moq
14 21 (1.03%) SpecFlow
15 17 (0.83%) ReSharper
16 16 (0.78%) Bitbucket
17 15 (0.73%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.69%) gulp
19 13 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 446 (21.83%) Finance
2 160 (7.83%) Games
3 129 (6.31%) Banking
4 71 (3.48%) Retail
5 38 (1.86%) Marketing
6 31 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.32%) Advertising
8 24 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.93%) Front Office
10 18 (0.88%) Back Office
10 18 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.78%) Law
11 16 (0.78%) Music Industry
12 14 (0.69%) Legal
12 14 (0.69%) Telecoms
13 13 (0.64%) Electronics
14 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.15%) Automotive
16 3 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,690 (82.72%) Developer
2 1,128 (55.21%) .NET Developer
3 932 (45.62%) C# Developer
4 641 (31.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 325 (15.91%) Software Developer
6 318 (15.57%) Senior Developer
7 280 (13.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 264 (12.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 198 (9.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 186 (9.10%) C# Software Developer
11 154 (7.54%) Software Engineer
12 146 (7.15%) Senior C# Developer
13 132 (6.46%) .NET Software Developer
14 128 (6.27%) SQL Developer
15 126 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 124 (6.07%) Junior
17 108 (5.29%) Junior Developer
18 102 (4.99%) Full Stack Developer
19 101 (4.94%) Junior .NET Developer
20 98 (4.80%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,921 (94.03%) .NET
2 1,243 (60.84%) ASP.NET
3 781 (38.23%) .NET Framework
4 756 (37.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 714 (34.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 619 (30.30%) Web Services
7 539 (26.38%) Entity Framework
8 534 (26.14%) HTML
9 507 (24.82%) CSS
10 486 (23.79%) WPF
11 434 (21.24%) AngularJS
12 430 (21.05%) jQuery
13 429 (21.00%) RESTful
14 364 (17.82%) XML
15 306 (14.98%) SOAP
16 303 (14.83%) REST
17 296 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 294 (14.39%) Node.js
19 262 (12.82%) WinForms
20 231 (11.31%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 250 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
2 136 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.16%) Algorithms
4 71 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 69 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 60 (2.94%) Fintech
8 51 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 50 (2.45%) Fixed Income
10 43 (2.10%) User Experience
11 39 (1.91%) Derivative
12 28 (1.37%) Hedge funds
13 24 (1.17%) BBC
13 24 (1.17%) Social Media
14 23 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
16 20 (0.98%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.98%) Driving Licence
17 19 (0.93%) Equities
18 17 (0.83%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 294 (14.39%) Windows
2 32 (1.57%) Linux
3 31 (1.52%) Android
3 31 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.39%) Windows Phone
5 8 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.049%) CentOS
6 1 (0.049%) VMS
6 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,259 (61.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1,105 (54.09%) MVC
3 756 (37.00%) TDD
4 464 (22.71%) Scrum
5 440 (21.54%) OO
6 392 (19.19%) BDD
7 308 (15.08%) Software Engineering
8 297 (14.54%) Web Application Development
9 258 (12.63%) SOA
10 254 (12.43%) SOLID
11 253 (12.38%) Unit Testing
12 228 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
13 221 (10.82%) Web Development
14 220 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
15 202 (9.89%) Computer Science
16 198 (9.69%) Test Automation
17 195 (9.54%) MVVM
18 191 (9.35%) DevOps
19 165 (8.08%) SDLC
20 152 (7.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,944 (95.15%) C#
2 913 (44.69%) SQL
3 824 (40.33%) JavaScript
4 264 (12.92%) T-SQL
5 216 (10.57%) Ruby
6 87 (4.26%) Java
7 78 (3.82%) C++
8 77 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 72 (3.52%) VB
10 60 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 56 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 49 (2.40%) C
13 40 (1.96%) Python
14 31 (1.52%) F#
15 26 (1.27%) PHP
16 24 (1.17%) TypeScript
17 22 (1.08%) VBA
18 19 (0.93%) XAML
19 17 (0.83%) Objective-C
20 16 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 329 (16.10%) Degree
2 58 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.29%) CCNA
8 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (0.29%) GIAC
9 4 (0.20%) CISSP
9 4 (0.20%) MCSE
10 3 (0.15%) MCSD
11 2 (0.098%) MBCS
11 2 (0.098%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.049%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.84%) QA
2 26 (1.27%) DICOM
3 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (5.04%) Docker
2 10 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.098%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.049%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 85 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.64%) Kibana
4 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.34%) Terraform
6 6 (0.29%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
8 4 (0.20%) Rancher
9 3 (0.15%) Ansible
9 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.098%) Puppet
11 1 (0.049%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 597 (29.22%) Microsoft
2 82 (4.01%) Oracle
3 47 (2.30%) Google
4 26 (1.27%) Apple
5 25 (1.22%) Xamarin
6 24 (1.17%) Facebook
6 24 (1.17%) Sony
6 24 (1.17%) Yahoo!
7 16 (0.78%) DevExpress
8 12 (0.59%) SAP
9 11 (0.54%) TIBCO
10 10 (0.49%) Cisco
10 10 (0.49%) IBM
11 9 (0.44%) Splunk
12 8 (0.39%) Telerik
13 7 (0.34%) SimCorp
14 6 (0.29%) Appcelerator
14 6 (0.29%) Cognizant
14 6 (0.29%) Fortinet
14 6 (0.29%) SonicWALL