Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 202 107
Rank change year-on-year -65 -95 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,419 2,449 4,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.76% 2.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.17% 4.45% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,195 2,179 4,272
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £49,000 £45,665
% change year-on-year -1.02% +7.30% +1.48%

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 44,695 55,064 65,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.72% 39.53% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 36,982 45,408 55,881
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -79 495 £57,500 -8.00% 38
South East -26 479 £50,000 +5.26% 82
North of England -75 157 £45,000 - 42
Midlands +24 128 £45,000 +12.50% 25
North West -33 127 £47,500 +5.56% 28
South West +1 110 £45,000 - 21
East Midlands +28 71 £37,500 -6.25% 15
West Midlands +27 57 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East of England -31 50 £65,000 +30.00% 24
Yorkshire -52 29 £42,500 -5.56% 13
North East -4 1 £41,000 +13.89% 1
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 1,369 (96.48%) C#
2 1,334 (94.01%) .NET
3 905 (63.78%) ASP.NET
4 885 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
5 850 (59.90%) SQL Server
6 807 (56.87%) MVC
7 654 (46.09%) JavaScript
8 612 (43.13%) SQL
9 588 (41.44%) .NET Framework
10 586 (41.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 575 (40.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 548 (38.62%) TDD
13 474 (33.40%) Microsoft
14 444 (31.29%) Entity Framework
15 431 (30.37%) HTML
16 422 (29.74%) CSS
17 403 (28.40%) AngularJS
18 386 (27.20%) jQuery
19 372 (26.22%) Visual Studio
19 372 (26.22%) Scrum
20 368 (25.93%) Web Services
21 366 (25.79%) Azure
22 352 (24.81%) Git (software)
23 318 (22.41%) XML
24 292 (20.58%) BDD
25 289 (20.37%) REST
26 285 (20.08%) WPF
27 277 (19.52%) RESTful
28 271 (19.10%) Windows
29 248 (17.48%) SQL Server 2016

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 66 (4.65%) IIS
2 47 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.99%) CMS
6 10 (0.70%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.49%) Confluence
9 7 (0.49%) FileNet
10 5 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.35%) WordPress
11 3 (0.21%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.070%) Apache
13 1 (0.070%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.070%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.070%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.070%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.070%) Endur
2 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 366 (25.79%) Azure
2 74 (5.21%) AWS
3 47 (3.31%) PaaS
4 43 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 32 (2.26%) Serverless
6 25 (1.76%) Azure Functions
6 25 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.34%) Microsoft Flow
7 19 (1.34%) Office 365
7 19 (1.34%) PowerApps
8 17 (1.20%) ShareGate
9 15 (1.06%) SaaS
10 10 (0.70%) GitHub
11 8 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.14%) GCP
12 2 (0.14%) npm
12 2 (0.14%) NuGet
13 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.070%) iPaaS
13 1 (0.070%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.88%) Internet
2 19 (1.34%) HTTP
3 10 (0.70%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.35%) Hyperconnected
5 2 (0.14%) FTP
5 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.070%) AMQP
6 1 (0.070%) Broadband
6 1 (0.070%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.070%) RS-232
6 1 (0.070%) RS-485
6 1 (0.070%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 850 (59.90%) SQL Server
2 248 (17.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 196 (13.81%) NoSQL
4 101 (7.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (5.99%) Relational Database
7 68 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 54 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 50 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
11 33 (2.33%) MongoDB
12 31 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 29 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (2.04%) MySQL
14 24 (1.69%) Power BI
15 20 (1.41%) Couchbase
15 20 (1.41%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.27%) Redis
17 17 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
18 16 (1.13%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 372 (26.22%) Visual Studio
2 352 (24.81%) Git (software)
3 237 (16.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 167 (11.77%) NUnit
5 70 (4.93%) StyleCop
6 58 (4.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 52 (3.66%) Selenium
8 49 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 49 (3.45%) WiX
9 42 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
10 34 (2.40%) JIRA
11 27 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 27 (1.90%) TeamCity
12 26 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (1.69%) Subversion
14 20 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
14 20 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 19 (1.34%) Jasmine
16 18 (1.27%) MSTest
17 14 (0.99%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 242 (17.05%) Finance
2 136 (9.58%) Games
3 53 (3.74%) Banking
4 41 (2.89%) Marketing
5 35 (2.47%) Public Sector
6 33 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.26%) Front Office
8 30 (2.11%) Retail
9 24 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.62%) Electronics
11 19 (1.34%) Legal
12 10 (0.70%) Law
13 9 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.42%) Advertising
14 6 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.42%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.35%) Avionics
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
17 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,163 (81.96%) Developer
2 647 (45.60%) .NET Developer
3 565 (39.82%) C# Developer
4 329 (23.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 239 (16.84%) Software Developer
6 203 (14.31%) Senior Developer
7 193 (13.60%) ASP.NET Developer
8 189 (13.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 112 (7.89%) Software Engineer
10 110 (7.75%) Senior .NET Developer
11 98 (6.91%) C# Software Developer
12 95 (6.69%) Junior
13 94 (6.62%) Senior C# Developer
14 93 (6.55%) Junior Developer
15 85 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 69 (4.86%) Junior .NET Developer
17 68 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
18 63 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
19 61 (4.30%) Lead Developer
20 59 (4.16%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,334 (94.01%) .NET
2 905 (63.78%) ASP.NET
3 588 (41.44%) .NET Framework
4 586 (41.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 575 (40.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 444 (31.29%) Entity Framework
7 431 (30.37%) HTML
8 422 (29.74%) CSS
9 403 (28.40%) AngularJS
10 386 (27.20%) jQuery
11 368 (25.93%) Web Services
12 318 (22.41%) XML
13 289 (20.37%) REST
14 285 (20.08%) WPF
15 277 (19.52%) RESTful
16 210 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 194 (13.67%) Node.js
17 194 (13.67%) SOAP
18 193 (13.60%) LINQ
19 187 (13.18%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 221 (15.57%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
3 75 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 38 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 29 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 29 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 28 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.83%) Derivative
9 26 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
9 26 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.41%) User Experience
12 18 (1.27%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.78%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.70%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 271 (19.10%) Windows
2 34 (2.40%) Unix
3 25 (1.76%) Android
4 13 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
6 11 (0.78%) Linux
7 7 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 807 (56.87%) MVC
3 548 (38.62%) TDD
4 372 (26.22%) Scrum
5 292 (20.58%) BDD
6 244 (17.20%) Unit Testing
7 215 (15.15%) Web Application Development
8 208 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
9 203 (14.31%) Software Engineering
10 192 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
11 189 (13.32%) Web Development
12 167 (11.77%) OO
13 151 (10.64%) Test Automation
14 145 (10.22%) DevOps
15 133 (9.37%) SOLID
16 116 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
17 112 (7.89%) Mentoring
18 110 (7.75%) Computer Science
19 105 (7.40%) MVVM
20 102 (7.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,369 (96.48%) C#
2 654 (46.09%) JavaScript
3 612 (43.13%) SQL
4 202 (14.24%) T-SQL
5 146 (10.29%) Ruby
6 93 (6.55%) VB.NET
7 70 (4.93%) TypeScript
8 68 (4.79%) VB
9 60 (4.23%) Java
10 55 (3.88%) C++
11 48 (3.38%) PL/SQL
12 42 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.69%) VB6
14 17 (1.20%) C
15 16 (1.13%) VBA
16 14 (0.99%) XAML
17 11 (0.78%) VBScript
18 10 (0.70%) F#
19 9 (0.63%) Python
19 9 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 123 (8.67%) Degree
2 20 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (1.41%) MCP
3 13 (0.92%) ISTQB
4 10 (0.70%) ISEB
4 10 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.35%) MCSD
5 5 (0.35%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.21%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.14%) CISSP
7 2 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.070%) MCAD
8 1 (0.070%) MCITP
8 1 (0.070%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.33%) QA
2 30 (2.11%) DICOM
3 17 (1.20%) SLA
4 12 (0.85%) GDPR
5 6 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (3.66%) Docker
2 14 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.41%) Automic
3 14 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.42%) Kibana
5 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.21%) Terraform
6 1 (0.070%) Ansible
Vendors
1 474 (33.40%) Microsoft
2 94 (6.62%) Oracle
3 43 (3.03%) SAP
4 26 (1.83%) IBM
5 20 (1.41%) Cadence
5 20 (1.41%) FactSet
6 13 (0.92%) Google
7 10 (0.70%) Sencha
8 9 (0.63%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.49%) Adobe
9 7 (0.49%) Cognos
9 7 (0.49%) Netezza
10 6 (0.42%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.42%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.35%) Facebook
12 4 (0.28%) Apple
12 4 (0.28%) Tableau
12 4 (0.28%) Telerik
12 4 (0.28%) VMware
12 4 (0.28%) Yahoo!