Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 228 129
Rank change year-on-year -101 -99 -22
Permanent jobs citing WCF 746 2,029 4,313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.52% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 3.96% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 683 1,913 4,354
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 32,906 51,276 65,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.55% 38.50% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 27,288 42,259 55,192
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £80,000
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 proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in England

WCF
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCF in England.

Salary trend for WCF in England

WCF
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WCF in England over the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 May 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
South East -38 278 £50,000 +5.26% 17
London -142 219 £55,000 -4.35% 10
North of England +6 106 £45,000 -2.44% 20
North West +5 83 £45,000 -5.26% 11
South West -2 58 £45,000 - 3
Midlands +17 54 £45,000 +12.50% 5
West Midlands +55 41 £50,000 +17.65% 4
East of England +18 26 £65,000 +23.81% 5
Yorkshire +53 22 £50,000 +11.11% 9
East Midlands +21 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North East +12 1 £41,000 +13.89%
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 717 (96.11%) C#
2 698 (93.57%) .NET
3 439 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
4 427 (57.24%) ASP.NET
5 415 (55.63%) JavaScript
6 388 (52.01%) MVC
7 365 (48.93%) SQL
8 364 (48.79%) SQL Server
9 285 (38.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 263 (35.25%) CSS
11 262 (35.12%) HTML
12 261 (34.99%) AngularJS
13 256 (34.32%) TDD
14 249 (33.38%) .NET Framework
15 226 (30.29%) Azure
16 224 (30.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 215 (28.82%) jQuery
18 207 (27.75%) Scrum
19 199 (26.68%) Web Services
20 190 (25.47%) Entity Framework
21 188 (25.20%) Microsoft
22 184 (24.66%) Visual Studio
23 155 (20.78%) .NET Core
24 153 (20.51%) WPF
25 146 (19.57%) XML
26 143 (19.17%) Software Engineering
27 133 (17.83%) Unit Testing
27 133 (17.83%) REST
28 126 (16.89%) React
28 126 (16.89%) Greenfield Project

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 62 (8.31%) IIS
2 21 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.07%) CMS
4 8 (1.07%) EPiServer
4 8 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.27%) Confluence
7 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.13%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 226 (30.29%) Azure
2 68 (9.12%) AWS
3 33 (4.42%) PaaS
4 22 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (2.55%) Logic Apps
6 17 (2.28%) SaaS
7 14 (1.88%) Serverless
8 12 (1.61%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.34%) Azure Functions
10 8 (1.07%) Office 365
11 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.67%) npm
12 5 (0.67%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.67%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.54%) ShareGate
14 3 (0.40%) IaaS
15 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.13%) NuGet
16 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.14%) Internet
2 7 (0.94%) LAN
2 7 (0.94%) WAN
3 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.40%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) Modbus
5 2 (0.27%) MQTT
5 2 (0.27%) Profibus
5 2 (0.27%) RS-232
5 2 (0.27%) RS-485
6 1 (0.13%) Broadband
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) Intranet
6 1 (0.13%) Skype
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 53 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (5.36%) MongoDB
4 40 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 36 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (3.62%) NoSQL
8 26 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
10 20 (2.68%) SQL Server 2019
11 12 (1.61%) Redis
12 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.34%) MySQL
13 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.94%) Power BI
17 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
18 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 184 (24.66%) Visual Studio
2 101 (13.54%) Git (software)
3 92 (12.33%) NUnit
4 86 (11.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (5.76%) StyleCop
6 28 (3.75%) SoapUI
7 26 (3.49%) MSTest
8 21 (2.82%) JIRA
9 18 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 17 (2.28%) Selenium
11 15 (2.01%) Moq
12 13 (1.74%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.61%) Subversion
14 10 (1.34%) git-flow
14 10 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (1.21%) InstallShield
15 9 (1.21%) WiX
16 8 (1.07%) PowerBuilder
16 8 (1.07%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 112 (15.01%) Finance
2 29 (3.89%) Games
3 27 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 27 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.35%) Marketing
5 23 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 22 (2.95%) Electronics
7 16 (2.14%) Banking
8 11 (1.47%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.47%) Retail
9 10 (1.34%) Legal
10 9 (1.21%) Automotive
11 8 (1.07%) Front Office
12 5 (0.67%) Billing
13 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Avionics
14 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 630 (84.45%) Developer
2 336 (45.04%) .NET Developer
3 313 (41.96%) C# Developer
4 181 (24.26%) Software Developer
5 166 (22.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 135 (18.10%) Senior Developer
7 91 (12.20%) .NET Software Developer
8 75 (10.05%) ASP.NET Developer
9 70 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 70 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
10 69 (9.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 69 (9.25%) Software Engineer
11 58 (7.77%) Senior C# Developer
12 57 (7.64%) Senior Software Developer
13 48 (6.43%) Junior
14 46 (6.17%) Junior Developer
15 34 (4.56%) Applications Developer
16 33 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
16 33 (4.42%) WCF Developer
17 31 (4.16%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 698 (93.57%) .NET
2 427 (57.24%) ASP.NET
3 285 (38.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 263 (35.25%) CSS
5 262 (35.12%) HTML
6 261 (34.99%) AngularJS
7 249 (33.38%) .NET Framework
8 224 (30.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 215 (28.82%) jQuery
10 199 (26.68%) Web Services
11 190 (25.47%) Entity Framework
12 155 (20.78%) .NET Core
13 153 (20.51%) WPF
14 146 (19.57%) XML
15 133 (17.83%) REST
16 126 (16.89%) React
17 125 (16.76%) LINQ
18 119 (15.95%) SOAP
19 80 (10.72%) RESTful
20 70 (9.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 126 (16.89%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (3.62%) Data Structures
5 26 (3.49%) Fixed Income
6 23 (3.08%) Derivative
7 21 (2.82%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.68%) Hedge funds
9 19 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.55%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (2.55%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.94%) Robotics
13 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.54%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.54%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.54%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
15 3 (0.40%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 118 (15.82%) Windows
2 7 (0.94%) Android
3 6 (0.80%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.67%) Unix
5 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.27%) Linux
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.13%) MVS
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (58.85%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (52.01%) MVC
3 256 (34.32%) TDD
4 207 (27.75%) Scrum
5 143 (19.17%) Software Engineering
6 133 (17.83%) Unit Testing
7 99 (13.27%) OO
8 87 (11.66%) Test Automation
9 79 (10.59%) Microservices
9 79 (10.59%) Web Development
10 75 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (9.92%) SOLID
12 72 (9.65%) BDD
13 70 (9.38%) MVVM
14 66 (8.85%) Mentoring
15 63 (8.45%) Computer Science
16 59 (7.91%) DevOps
17 56 (7.51%) SOA
18 52 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (6.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 717 (96.11%) C#
2 415 (55.63%) JavaScript
3 365 (48.93%) SQL
4 108 (14.48%) T-SQL
5 71 (9.52%) C++
6 69 (9.25%) TypeScript
7 57 (7.64%) VB.NET
8 32 (4.29%) C
9 28 (3.75%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.35%) Java
11 21 (2.82%) VBA
12 19 (2.55%) Ruby
13 15 (2.01%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.34%) VB
15 9 (1.21%) Python
16 8 (1.07%) R
17 5 (0.67%) PHP
17 5 (0.67%) XAML
18 4 (0.54%) VBScript
18 4 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 75 (10.05%) Degree
2 17 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.21%) MCITP
4 9 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.94%) MCP
6 5 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) ISEB
7 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CIW
8 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.55%) QA
2 18 (2.41%) DICOM
3 14 (1.88%) GDPR
4 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.54%) MiFID
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 3 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (3.62%) Docker
2 5 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (2.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 188 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.89%) Oracle
3 20 (2.68%) SAP
4 14 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.34%) CheckPoint
5 10 (1.34%) DevExpress
6 9 (1.21%) Sitecore
7 7 (0.94%) IBM
8 5 (0.67%) Automation Anywhere
8 5 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 5 (0.67%) UiPath
9 4 (0.54%) Tableau
10 3 (0.40%) Telerik
10 3 (0.40%) VMware
11 2 (0.27%) Capita
11 2 (0.27%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.27%) Google
11 2 (0.27%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.27%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com