Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 93 88
Rank change year-on-year -26 -5 -8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4614 5411 6522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.72% 3.04% 3.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.76% 7.77% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4178 5032 6094
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 68271 69674 78142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.26% 39.08% 38.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57217 60999 67388
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -26 1663 £55,000 -1.79% 103
South East +11 1178 £45,000 +5.88% 75
North of England -49 705 £42,500 +6.25% 46
North West -32 492 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East of England +4 473 £47,500 +10.47% 16
Midlands -58 317 £40,000 -2.63% 27
South West +45 280 £42,500 - 10
East Midlands -3 199 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Yorkshire -75 186 £47,000 +4.44% 15
West Midlands -98 118 £41,000 -3.53% 9
North East -31 27 £45,000 +12.50% 4
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4507 (97.68%) C#
2 4373 (94.78%) .NET
3 3475 (75.31%) MVC
4 3456 (74.90%) SQL Server
5 3438 (74.51%) ASP.NET
6 3334 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2709 (58.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2422 (52.49%) TDD
9 1935 (41.94%) JavaScript
10 1896 (41.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1717 (37.21%) .NET Framework
12 1688 (36.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 1680 (36.41%) Web Application Development
14 1560 (33.81%) WPF
15 1521 (32.96%) SQL
16 1513 (32.79%) HTML
17 1472 (31.90%) BDD
18 1337 (28.98%) CSS
19 1298 (28.13%) Entity Framework
20 1233 (26.72%) RESTful
21 1213 (26.29%) AngularJS
22 1197 (25.94%) Microsoft
23 1171 (25.38%) Scrum
24 1150 (24.92%) Node.js
25 1148 (24.88%) Git (software)
26 1136 (24.62%) Web Services
27 1127 (24.43%) OO
28 978 (21.20%) NoSQL
29 963 (20.87%) jQuery
30 911 (19.74%) Finance

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
1 196 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 192 (4.16%) IIS
3 190 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
4 134 (2.90%) CMS
5 132 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 110 (2.38%) Umbraco
7 90 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
8 52 (1.13%) DNN
9 48 (1.04%) EPiServer
10 45 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
11 41 (0.89%) Kentico
12 35 (0.76%) Sitefinity
13 31 (0.67%) Immediacy CMS
14 24 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (0.46%) Documentum
16 19 (0.41%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.28%) NServiceBus
17 13 (0.28%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.022%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.022%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 71 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.15%) RMDS
5 4 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.087%) Front Arena
5 4 (0.087%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.065%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.065%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.043%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.043%) Tradar
8 1 (0.022%) Magento
8 1 (0.022%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.022%) Summit
8 1 (0.022%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.022%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 545 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 210 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (2.49%) Google Play
4 43 (0.93%) PaaS
5 33 (0.72%) SaaS
6 20 (0.43%) Office 365
7 13 (0.28%) Serverless
8 12 (0.26%) IaaS
9 11 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (0.24%) npm
10 10 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.17%) GitHub
12 5 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.11%) Yammer
13 3 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.065%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.043%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 271 (5.87%) Internet
2 45 (0.98%) HTTP
3 42 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.63%) SMS
5 18 (0.39%) Intranet
6 8 (0.17%) DNS
6 8 (0.17%) SMTP
7 7 (0.15%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.15%) Skype
8 6 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
8 6 (0.13%) Network Security
8 6 (0.13%) SSL
9 5 (0.11%) ATM
9 5 (0.11%) Broadband
9 5 (0.11%) Firewall
9 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.11%) RS-232
10 4 (0.087%) CTI
11 3 (0.065%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.065%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3456 (74.90%) SQL Server
2 978 (21.20%) NoSQL
3 826 (17.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 789 (17.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 241 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 209 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 199 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 168 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 164 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 150 (3.25%) Relational Database
11 71 (1.54%) MySQL
12 59 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 59 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 53 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 40 (0.87%) Redis
15 39 (0.85%) Big Data
15 39 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 35 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
17 32 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
18 29 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1148 (24.88%) Git (software)
2 777 (16.84%) NUnit
3 613 (13.29%) Visual Studio
4 558 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 425 (9.21%) Rhino Mocks
6 368 (7.98%) Subversion
7 352 (7.63%) Moq
8 192 (4.16%) MSTest
9 170 (3.68%) TeamCity
10 134 (2.90%) JIRA
11 98 (2.12%) Selenium
12 97 (2.10%) SpecFlow
13 87 (1.89%) Jenkins
14 62 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
15 47 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
16 41 (0.89%) Jasmine
17 40 (0.87%) ReSharper
18 37 (0.80%) MSBuild
19 32 (0.69%) StyleCop
20 29 (0.63%) WiX
General
1 911 (19.74%) Finance
2 516 (11.18%) Games
3 288 (6.24%) Banking
4 199 (4.31%) Advertising
5 170 (3.68%) Music Industry
6 147 (3.19%) Retail
7 113 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 79 (1.71%) Marketing
9 64 (1.39%) Back Office
10 63 (1.37%) Legal
11 60 (1.30%) Front Office
12 49 (1.06%) Law
13 48 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 47 (1.02%) Telecoms
15 41 (0.89%) Publishing
16 39 (0.85%) Electronics
17 33 (0.72%) Manufacturing
18 16 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.087%) Automotive
19 4 (0.087%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4060 (87.99%) Developer
2 3166 (68.62%) .NET Developer
3 1929 (41.81%) C# Developer
4 1375 (29.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 826 (17.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 787 (17.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 600 (13.00%) Senior Developer
8 555 (12.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 462 (10.01%) Software Developer
10 428 (9.28%) Senior .NET Developer
11 407 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
12 357 (7.74%) Senior C# Developer
13 356 (7.72%) C# Software Developer
14 290 (6.29%) Software Engineer
15 283 (6.13%) Agile Developer
16 273 (5.92%) Agile .NET Developer
17 266 (5.77%) SQL Developer
18 249 (5.40%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 222 (4.81%) Agile C# Developer
20 200 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4373 (94.78%) .NET
2 3438 (74.51%) ASP.NET
3 2709 (58.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1896 (41.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1717 (37.21%) .NET Framework
6 1688 (36.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1560 (33.81%) WPF
8 1513 (32.79%) HTML
9 1337 (28.98%) CSS
10 1298 (28.13%) Entity Framework
11 1233 (26.72%) RESTful
12 1213 (26.29%) AngularJS
13 1150 (24.92%) Node.js
14 1136 (24.62%) Web Services
15 963 (20.87%) jQuery
16 750 (16.25%) KnockoutJS
17 697 (15.11%) HTML5
18 673 (14.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 640 (13.87%) XML
20 595 (12.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 578 (12.53%) Greenfield Project
2 417 (9.04%) Computer Science
3 230 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
4 154 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 147 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 124 (2.69%) User Experience
7 117 (2.54%) iPhone
8 116 (2.51%) Client/Server
9 107 (2.32%) Social Media
10 104 (2.25%) BBC
11 97 (2.10%) Hedge funds
12 93 (2.02%) Social Network
13 88 (1.91%) Fintech
14 73 (1.58%) N-Tier
15 72 (1.56%) Tandem
16 61 (1.32%) Equities
17 51 (1.11%) Fixed Income
18 50 (1.08%) Digital TV
19 48 (1.04%) Music Streaming
20 41 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 544 (11.79%) Windows
2 187 (4.05%) Android
3 52 (1.13%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 23 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 20 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.41%) Linux
8 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.11%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.087%) Unix
12 3 (0.065%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.065%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.022%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3475 (75.31%) MVC
2 3334 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2422 (52.49%) TDD
4 1680 (36.41%) Web Application Development
5 1472 (31.90%) BDD
6 1171 (25.38%) Scrum
7 1127 (24.43%) OO
8 577 (12.51%) Software Engineering
9 491 (10.64%) Unit Testing
10 414 (8.97%) Dependency Injection
11 413 (8.95%) Web Development
12 409 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
13 403 (8.73%) Kanban
14 396 (8.58%) SDLC
15 358 (7.76%) Domain-Driven Design
16 349 (7.56%) SOLID
17 281 (6.09%) OOP
18 279 (6.05%) OOD
19 277 (6.00%) MVVM
20 274 (5.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4507 (97.68%) C#
2 1935 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 1521 (32.96%) SQL
4 911 (19.74%) Ruby
5 684 (14.82%) T-SQL
6 360 (7.80%) VB.NET
7 188 (4.07%) C++
7 188 (4.07%) VB
8 163 (3.53%) Java
9 126 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 102 (2.21%) PowerShell
11 72 (1.56%) F#
12 60 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 43 (0.93%) C
14 39 (0.85%) XAML
15 32 (0.69%) Python
15 32 (0.69%) XPath
16 18 (0.39%) VB6
17 17 (0.37%) MATLAB
17 17 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 517 (11.21%) Degree
2 132 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 39 (0.85%) MCP
7 27 (0.59%) MCSD
8 20 (0.43%) MCAD
9 14 (0.30%) MCTS
10 11 (0.24%) CCNA
10 11 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.17%) MBA
13 7 (0.15%) MCSA
14 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.087%) PhD
15 4 (0.087%) PMP
16 3 (0.065%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.065%) MCPD
16 3 (0.065%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (2.93%) QA
2 42 (0.91%) SLA
3 10 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.15%) EMIR
4 7 (0.15%) MiFID
5 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.065%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.065%) TickIT
7 2 (0.043%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.043%) PMO
8 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 32 (0.69%) Docker
2 28 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.087%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 55 (1.19%) Kibana
2 11 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.13%) Puppet
5 3 (0.065%) Ansible
5 3 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.065%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.065%) WSUS
6 2 (0.043%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.043%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1197 (25.94%) Microsoft
2 297 (6.44%) Google
3 217 (4.70%) Facebook
4 140 (3.03%) Oracle
5 112 (2.43%) Apple
6 107 (2.32%) Sony
7 104 (2.25%) Yahoo!
8 86 (1.86%) Sitecore
9 47 (1.02%) Xamarin
10 44 (0.95%) Telerik
11 31 (0.67%) Alterian
12 28 (0.61%) Remedy
13 23 (0.50%) DevExpress
14 22 (0.48%) Cadence
14 22 (0.48%) SAP
15 21 (0.46%) EMC
16 19 (0.41%) Alias
17 14 (0.30%) IBM
18 13 (0.28%) Atlassian
18 13 (0.28%) Sybase