Period
to 22 May 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 104 112
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 -27
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4,364 4,618 5,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.71% 2.90% 2.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.62% 7.13% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,921 4,342 5,047
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 65,901 64,735 73,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.00% 40.66% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 55,458 55,430 64,148
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -34 1,528 £57,500 +4.55% 107
South East +25 1,211 £45,000 - 97
North of England -25 677 £42,500 +6.25% 83
North West -12 427 £40,000 - 57
Midlands +4 349 £44,000 +3.53% 58
East of England -43 334 £47,500 +5.56% 30
South West -33 270 £47,500 +18.75% 37
Yorkshire -45 199 £45,000 +12.50% 18
East Midlands +36 179 £42,500 -2.86% 25
West Midlands -16 170 £52,500 +23.53% 31
North East -29 51 £40,000 - 8
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 4,258 (97.57%) C#
2 4,062 (93.08%) .NET
3 3,152 (72.23%) ASP.NET
4 3,137 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3,110 (71.26%) MVC
6 3,035 (69.55%) SQL Server
7 2,516 (57.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2,236 (51.24%) TDD
9 1,963 (44.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,735 (39.76%) JavaScript
11 1,731 (39.67%) .NET Framework
12 1,572 (36.02%) SQL
13 1,542 (35.33%) Web Application Development
14 1,494 (34.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 1,390 (31.85%) BDD
16 1,364 (31.26%) Entity Framework
17 1,361 (31.19%) RESTful
18 1,346 (30.84%) Git (software)
19 1,319 (30.22%) WPF
20 1,307 (29.95%) Microsoft
21 1,299 (29.77%) HTML
22 1,224 (28.05%) CSS
23 1,206 (27.64%) Node.js
24 1,085 (24.86%) SQL Server 2016
25 1,081 (24.77%) AngularJS
26 1,029 (23.58%) NoSQL
27 980 (22.46%) OO
28 974 (22.32%) Ruby
29 941 (21.56%) Finance
30 919 (21.06%) Scrum

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
1 215 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 179 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 145 (3.32%) CMS
4 120 (2.75%) IIS
5 99 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 97 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 97 (2.22%) Umbraco
7 58 (1.33%) EPiServer
8 57 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 54 (1.24%) NServiceBus
10 41 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 34 (0.78%) Kentico
12 30 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.66%) Sitefinity
14 28 (0.64%) DNN
14 28 (0.64%) Immediacy CMS
15 20 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.39%) Confluence
17 8 (0.18%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.046%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.023%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 146 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.046%) RMDS
7 1 (0.023%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.023%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 670 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (1.97%) PaaS
4 83 (1.90%) Google Play
5 78 (1.79%) Office 365
6 71 (1.63%) IaaS
7 51 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
8 39 (0.89%) Serverless
9 35 (0.80%) npm
10 32 (0.73%) Yarn
11 26 (0.60%) SaaS
12 19 (0.44%) Yammer
13 14 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.30%) GitHub
15 7 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.16%) Force.com
16 5 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.11%) NuGet
16 5 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 4 (0.092%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 202 (4.63%) Internet
2 39 (0.89%) HTTP
3 35 (0.80%) Intranet
4 25 (0.57%) DNS
5 20 (0.46%) Hyperconnected
6 18 (0.41%) Network Security
7 17 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.30%) Firewall
9 12 (0.27%) SMS
10 9 (0.21%) LTE
10 9 (0.21%) SSL
11 7 (0.16%) VPN
12 4 (0.092%) NAS
12 4 (0.092%) SAN
12 4 (0.092%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.069%) FTP
14 2 (0.046%) Broadband
14 2 (0.046%) IMAP
14 2 (0.046%) SMTP
14 2 (0.046%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,035 (69.55%) SQL Server
2 1,085 (24.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 1,029 (23.58%) NoSQL
4 448 (10.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 184 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 161 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 148 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 140 (3.21%) MongoDB
9 138 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 132 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 51 (1.17%) MySQL
12 44 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 44 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
13 40 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 39 (0.89%) Couchbase
15 35 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
16 31 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.60%) Power BI
18 25 (0.57%) Big Data
19 24 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1,346 (30.84%) Git (software)
2 681 (15.60%) Visual Studio
3 583 (13.36%) NUnit
4 472 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 283 (6.48%) Rhino Mocks
6 235 (5.38%) Subversion
7 209 (4.79%) Moq
8 182 (4.17%) MSTest
9 140 (3.21%) TeamCity
10 113 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 97 (2.22%) Selenium
12 86 (1.97%) SpecFlow
13 68 (1.56%) Jenkins
14 67 (1.54%) JIRA
15 63 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
16 57 (1.31%) MSBuild
17 38 (0.87%) ReSharper
18 36 (0.82%) Log4Net
18 36 (0.82%) StyleCop
19 35 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 941 (21.56%) Finance
2 421 (9.65%) Games
3 300 (6.87%) Banking
4 233 (5.34%) Advertising
5 165 (3.78%) Marketing
6 141 (3.23%) Retail
7 130 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 113 (2.59%) Front Office
9 109 (2.50%) Music Industry
10 53 (1.21%) Law
11 45 (1.03%) Legal
12 43 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 36 (0.82%) Back Office
13 36 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.64%) Automotive
15 23 (0.53%) Telecoms
16 15 (0.34%) Electronics
16 15 (0.34%) Publishing
17 3 (0.069%) Local Government
17 3 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,799 (87.05%) Developer
2 2,802 (64.21%) .NET Developer
3 1,650 (37.81%) C# Developer
4 1,129 (25.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 686 (15.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 655 (15.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 510 (11.69%) Software Developer
8 501 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 444 (10.17%) Senior Developer
10 420 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
11 330 (7.56%) C# Software Developer
12 297 (6.81%) Software Engineer
13 267 (6.12%) SQL Developer
14 261 (5.98%) Senior .NET Developer
15 237 (5.43%) Senior C# Developer
16 224 (5.13%) Agile Developer
17 209 (4.79%) Agile .NET Developer
18 203 (4.65%) Lead Developer
19 198 (4.54%) Agile C# Developer
20 195 (4.47%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,062 (93.08%) .NET
2 3,152 (72.23%) ASP.NET
3 2,516 (57.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,963 (44.98%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,731 (39.67%) .NET Framework
6 1,494 (34.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1,364 (31.26%) Entity Framework
8 1,361 (31.19%) RESTful
9 1,319 (30.22%) WPF
10 1,299 (29.77%) HTML
11 1,224 (28.05%) CSS
12 1,206 (27.64%) Node.js
13 1,081 (24.77%) AngularJS
14 823 (18.86%) Web Services
15 715 (16.38%) jQuery
16 656 (15.03%) KnockoutJS
17 642 (14.71%) Code First Entity Framework
18 529 (12.12%) WinForms
19 528 (12.10%) XML
20 520 (11.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 600 (13.75%) Greenfield Project
2 308 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 268 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
4 199 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 178 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 177 (4.06%) User Experience
7 114 (2.61%) Fintech
8 100 (2.29%) Equities
9 95 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 87 (1.99%) Client/Server
11 83 (1.90%) iPhone
12 78 (1.79%) Social Network
13 74 (1.70%) Hedge funds
14 68 (1.56%) BBC
14 68 (1.56%) Social Media
15 58 (1.33%) Tandem
16 51 (1.17%) N-Tier
17 49 (1.12%) Fixed Income
18 45 (1.03%) Derivative
19 41 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 552 (12.65%) Windows
2 125 (2.86%) Android
3 48 (1.10%) Windows Server
4 38 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 25 (0.57%) Linux
6 19 (0.44%) Windows Phone
6 19 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
7 15 (0.34%) VMS
8 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.14%) Unix
10 6 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,137 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 3,110 (71.26%) MVC
3 2,236 (51.24%) TDD
4 1,542 (35.33%) Web Application Development
5 1,390 (31.85%) BDD
6 980 (22.46%) OO
7 919 (21.06%) Scrum
8 511 (11.71%) Software Engineering
9 469 (10.75%) Unit Testing
10 451 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
11 448 (10.27%) SDLC
12 419 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
13 416 (9.53%) Web Development
14 364 (8.34%) Dependency Injection
15 340 (7.79%) MVVM
16 312 (7.15%) Test Automation
17 297 (6.81%) Kanban
18 296 (6.78%) Domain-Driven Design
19 271 (6.21%) OOP
20 269 (6.16%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4,258 (97.57%) C#
2 1,735 (39.76%) JavaScript
3 1,572 (36.02%) SQL
4 974 (22.32%) Ruby
5 629 (14.41%) T-SQL
6 335 (7.68%) VB.NET
7 214 (4.90%) VB
8 176 (4.03%) C++
9 160 (3.67%) Java
10 158 (3.62%) PL/SQL
11 141 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 94 (2.15%) F#
13 88 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 58 (1.33%) VBA
15 51 (1.17%) VB6
16 47 (1.08%) Python
17 35 (0.80%) XAML
18 32 (0.73%) ES6
19 28 (0.64%) MATLAB
20 18 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 377 (8.64%) Degree
2 98 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (0.96%) Security Cleared
4 41 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (0.39%) MCTS
6 16 (0.37%) MCSD
6 16 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (0.25%) MCAD
8 11 (0.25%) MCP
9 9 (0.21%) ISEB
9 9 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.21%) SANS
10 7 (0.16%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.11%) MCPD
11 5 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.092%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.046%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (1.92%) QA
2 18 (0.41%) SLA
3 14 (0.32%) MiFID
4 13 (0.30%) PMO
5 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.18%) GAMP
7 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.092%) GDPR
9 2 (0.046%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.046%) EMIR
9 2 (0.046%) GCP
10 1 (0.023%) DICOM
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 74 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.92%) Docker
3 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.092%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.069%) Firmware
6 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.023%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (1.03%) Kibana
2 17 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.32%) Ansible
4 13 (0.30%) SCCM
4 13 (0.30%) vCenter Server
5 10 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.16%) Puppet
7 5 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.092%) Endace
8 4 (0.092%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.092%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.069%) Rancher
10 1 (0.023%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.023%) Control-M
10 1 (0.023%) Graphite
10 1 (0.023%) Graylog
Vendors
1 1,307 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 225 (5.16%) Google
3 196 (4.49%) Oracle
4 166 (3.80%) Facebook
5 74 (1.70%) Apple
6 68 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 68 (1.56%) Sony
6 68 (1.56%) Yahoo!
7 49 (1.12%) Capita
8 48 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 37 (0.85%) Telerik
10 36 (0.82%) DevExpress
11 35 (0.80%) Tableau
12 28 (0.64%) Alterian
13 27 (0.62%) VMware
14 19 (0.44%) Alias
14 19 (0.44%) SAP
15 17 (0.39%) Cadence
15 17 (0.39%) Charles River
16 15 (0.34%) MuleSoft