Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 119 99
Rank change year-on-year -74 -20 -10
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,709 4,694 5,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.79% 3.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.62% 6.93% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,405 4,223 4,888
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,344
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.75% +0.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% -

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 58,617 67,782 68,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.60% 40.29% 39.27%
Number of salaries quoted 48,520 56,891 59,945
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -61 1,051 £60,000 +9.09% 102
South East -36 768 £47,500 +5.56% 79
North of England -63 402 £45,000 +5.88% 94
North West -45 284 £45,000 +5.88% 66
Midlands -49 179 £42,500 +13.33% 50
East of England -94 169 £48,000 +1.05% 30
South West -65 136 £45,000 +2.27% 29
Yorkshire -59 102 £45,000 -4.26% 26
West Midlands +17 92 £45,000 +12.50% 26
East Midlands -51 87 £42,500 +13.33% 24
North East -6 16 £35,000 -22.22% 2
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 2,625 (96.90%) C#
2 2,494 (92.06%) .NET
3 1,786 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
4 1,767 (65.23%) SQL Server
5 1,696 (62.61%) ASP.NET
6 1,608 (59.36%) MVC
7 1,148 (42.38%) SQL
8 1,138 (42.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,133 (41.82%) TDD
10 1,117 (41.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,047 (38.65%) .NET Framework
12 1,000 (36.91%) JavaScript
13 844 (31.16%) HTML
14 828 (30.56%) Entity Framework
15 808 (29.83%) Microsoft
16 737 (27.21%) WPF
17 716 (26.43%) Web Services
18 702 (25.91%) AngularJS
19 698 (25.77%) CSS
20 684 (25.25%) Finance
21 675 (24.92%) RESTful
22 655 (24.18%) Git (software)
23 648 (23.92%) Microsoft Azure
24 614 (22.67%) jQuery
25 605 (22.33%) OO
26 603 (22.26%) Scrum
27 587 (21.67%) SQL Server 2016
28 584 (21.56%) Visual Studio
29 567 (20.93%) BDD
30 505 (18.64%) Web Application Development

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
1 166 (6.13%) IIS
2 111 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 88 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
4 58 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 47 (1.73%) CMS
6 32 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 26 (0.96%) Confluence
8 25 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 21 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.55%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.37%) Documentum
12 10 (0.37%) Kentico
13 9 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.30%) Apache
15 6 (0.22%) Moodle
15 6 (0.22%) nginx
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
18 3 (0.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 28 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.037%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 66 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.037%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 648 (23.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.03%) Serverless
4 52 (1.92%) PaaS
4 52 (1.92%) SaaS
5 50 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (1.51%) Azure Functions
7 26 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (0.70%) IaaS
8 19 (0.70%) Office 365
9 17 (0.63%) GitHub
10 8 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.22%) Force.com
12 6 (0.22%) npm
12 6 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.15%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.15%) Scribe Online
15 3 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 159 (5.87%) Internet
2 37 (1.37%) HTTP
3 27 (1.00%) Hyperconnected
4 15 (0.55%) DNS
5 8 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.22%) IMAP
7 6 (0.22%) Network Security
7 6 (0.22%) SMTP
7 6 (0.22%) SSL
8 4 (0.15%) SMS
8 4 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.074%) Intranet
9 2 (0.074%) NAS
9 2 (0.074%) SAN
10 1 (0.037%) Skype
10 1 (0.037%) SNA
10 1 (0.037%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,767 (65.23%) SQL Server
2 587 (21.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 430 (15.87%) NoSQL
4 157 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 126 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 103 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 92 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 87 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 81 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 63 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 60 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 57 (2.10%) MySQL
14 54 (1.99%) Couchbase
15 44 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
16 27 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (0.74%) Star Schema
18 19 (0.70%) Redis
19 18 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 655 (24.18%) Git (software)
2 584 (21.56%) Visual Studio
3 392 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 235 (8.67%) NUnit
5 159 (5.87%) TeamCity
6 108 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 80 (2.95%) MSTest
8 79 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 77 (2.84%) Jenkins
10 71 (2.62%) JIRA
10 71 (2.62%) Selenium
11 57 (2.10%) StyleCop
12 49 (1.81%) Subversion
13 45 (1.66%) ReSharper
14 38 (1.40%) Moq
15 36 (1.33%) SpecFlow
16 31 (1.14%) Bitbucket
17 28 (1.03%) Jasmine
18 21 (0.78%) gulp
19 20 (0.74%) MSBuild
General
1 684 (25.25%) Finance
2 231 (8.53%) Games
3 134 (4.95%) Banking
4 80 (2.95%) Front Office
5 71 (2.62%) Retail
6 64 (2.36%) Marketing
7 46 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.37%) Back Office
9 35 (1.29%) Automotive
10 33 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 32 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.11%) Advertising
12 30 (1.11%) Music Industry
13 26 (0.96%) Legal
14 21 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.74%) Electronics
16 18 (0.66%) Law
17 13 (0.48%) Billing
18 3 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2,219 (81.91%) Developer
2 1,458 (53.82%) .NET Developer
3 1,062 (39.20%) C# Developer
4 729 (26.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 362 (13.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 345 (12.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 335 (12.37%) Senior Developer
8 286 (10.56%) Software Developer
9 218 (8.05%) Software Engineer
10 206 (7.60%) Senior .NET Developer
11 180 (6.64%) .NET Software Developer
12 166 (6.13%) C# Software Developer
13 158 (5.83%) SQL Developer
14 150 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 144 (5.32%) Senior C# Developer
16 143 (5.28%) Junior
17 134 (4.95%) Junior Developer
18 117 (4.32%) Junior .NET Developer
19 114 (4.21%) Lead Developer
20 108 (3.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,494 (92.06%) .NET
2 1,696 (62.61%) ASP.NET
3 1,138 (42.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,117 (41.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,047 (38.65%) .NET Framework
6 844 (31.16%) HTML
7 828 (30.56%) Entity Framework
8 737 (27.21%) WPF
9 716 (26.43%) Web Services
10 702 (25.91%) AngularJS
11 698 (25.77%) CSS
12 675 (24.92%) RESTful
13 614 (22.67%) jQuery
14 397 (14.65%) Node.js
15 385 (14.21%) SOAP
16 380 (14.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 374 (13.81%) XML
18 360 (13.29%) WinForms
19 300 (11.07%) REST
20 278 (10.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 284 (10.48%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.21%) User Experience
4 100 (3.69%) Fintech
5 89 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 88 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 82 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 77 (2.84%) Fixed Income
9 67 (2.47%) BBC
9 67 (2.47%) Social Media
10 62 (2.29%) Equities
11 58 (2.14%) Algorithms
12 57 (2.10%) N-Tier
13 54 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 42 (1.55%) Derivative
15 40 (1.48%) Hedge funds
16 27 (1.00%) Reinsurance
17 22 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
18 21 (0.78%) W3C
19 20 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 366 (13.51%) Windows
2 51 (1.88%) Windows Server
3 43 (1.59%) Linux
4 41 (1.51%) Android
5 40 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.96%) Unix
7 7 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.22%) VMS
9 5 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,786 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,608 (59.36%) MVC
3 1,133 (41.82%) TDD
4 605 (22.33%) OO
5 603 (22.26%) Scrum
6 567 (20.93%) BDD
7 505 (18.64%) Web Application Development
8 392 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
9 375 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
10 371 (13.70%) SOLID
11 367 (13.55%) Unit Testing
12 355 (13.10%) Software Engineering
13 334 (12.33%) Web Development
14 310 (11.44%) Test Automation
15 269 (9.93%) MVVM
16 234 (8.64%) SOA
17 202 (7.46%) SDLC
18 200 (7.38%) Microservices
18 200 (7.38%) Multithreading
19 199 (7.35%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,625 (96.90%) C#
2 1,148 (42.38%) SQL
3 1,000 (36.91%) JavaScript
4 379 (13.99%) T-SQL
5 375 (13.84%) Ruby
6 136 (5.02%) VB.NET
7 132 (4.87%) Java
8 97 (3.58%) PL/SQL
9 94 (3.47%) F#
10 89 (3.29%) VB
11 78 (2.88%) C++
12 68 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 54 (1.99%) Python
13 54 (1.99%) TypeScript
14 30 (1.11%) C
15 24 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 22 (0.81%) VBA
17 17 (0.63%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.59%) XAML
19 12 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 371 (13.70%) Degree
2 58 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 31 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 27 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (0.37%) MCPD
8 10 (0.37%) MCSE
9 9 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.30%) CISSP
10 8 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.074%) MCITP
13 2 (0.074%) MCSD
14 1 (0.037%) MCTS
14 1 (0.037%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.98%) QA
2 12 (0.44%) GDPR
3 10 (0.37%) DICOM
3 10 (0.37%) PMO
4 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.26%) MiFID
5 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.074%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 55 (2.03%) Docker
2 23 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.22%) Firmware
6 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.074%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 47 (1.73%) Kibana
2 42 (1.55%) Kubernetes
3 22 (0.81%) Ansible
4 9 (0.33%) Automic
4 9 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.33%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 6 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.15%) Grafana
6 4 (0.15%) SCOM
7 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.074%) Puppet
8 1 (0.037%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 808 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 184 (6.79%) Oracle
3 136 (5.02%) Google
4 69 (2.55%) Apple
4 69 (2.55%) Facebook
5 67 (2.47%) Sony
5 67 (2.47%) Yahoo!
6 47 (1.73%) Xamarin
7 34 (1.26%) DevExpress
8 31 (1.14%) Telerik
9 25 (0.92%) IBM
10 24 (0.89%) Tableau
11 22 (0.81%) SAP
12 18 (0.66%) VMware
13 14 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.44%) TIBCO
15 11 (0.41%) Twitter
16 10 (0.37%) EMC
17 9 (0.33%) Charles River
17 9 (0.33%) Rackspace