Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 122 96
Rank change year-on-year -49 -26 -9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3,047 4,481 5,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.99% 2.72% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.95% 6.75% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,689 4,076 4,993
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 61,613 66,394 70,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.15% 40.35% 39.12%
Number of salaries quoted 51,349 55,344 61,483
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,869 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.74% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -49 1,155 £60,000 +9.09% 90
South East -20 854 £45,500 +1.11% 102
North of England -64 443 £45,000 +5.88% 77
North West -43 317 £45,000 +12.50% 49
Midlands -26 240 £42,500 - 54
East of England -100 185 £45,000 -5.26% 30
South West -49 166 £47,500 +14.46% 32
East Midlands -34 136 £41,250 -2.94% 27
Yorkshire -41 107 £45,000 - 22
West Midlands -7 104 £45,000 +5.88% 27
North East -29 19 £38,250 -4.38% 6
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,957 (97.05%) C#
2 2,804 (92.02%) .NET
3 2,013 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2,012 (66.03%) SQL Server
5 1,961 (64.36%) ASP.NET
6 1,901 (62.39%) MVC
7 1,383 (45.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,317 (43.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,316 (43.19%) TDD
10 1,252 (41.09%) SQL
11 1,166 (38.27%) .NET Framework
12 1,106 (36.30%) JavaScript
13 958 (31.44%) Entity Framework
14 930 (30.52%) Microsoft
15 927 (30.42%) HTML
16 845 (27.73%) WPF
17 815 (26.75%) CSS
18 806 (26.45%) Git (software)
19 802 (26.32%) AngularJS
20 781 (25.63%) Web Services
21 779 (25.57%) Finance
21 779 (25.57%) RESTful
22 721 (23.66%) OO
23 703 (23.07%) SQL Server 2016
24 690 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
25 683 (22.42%) BDD
26 671 (22.02%) Scrum
27 639 (20.97%) Web Application Development
28 634 (20.81%) jQuery
29 572 (18.77%) Visual Studio

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
1 146 (4.79%) IIS
2 110 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
3 97 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
4 89 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.97%) CMS
6 48 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 38 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 32 (1.05%) Confluence
9 28 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 27 (0.89%) NServiceBus
11 19 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.20%) Apache
13 6 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.20%) Moodle
13 6 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.16%) Kentico
14 5 (0.16%) nginx
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.098%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 65 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.033%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.033%) Endur
7 1 (0.033%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 690 (22.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 51 (1.67%) PaaS
5 48 (1.58%) SaaS
6 41 (1.35%) Serverless
7 33 (1.08%) Office 365
8 31 (1.02%) Azure Functions
8 31 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (0.98%) IaaS
10 23 (0.75%) GitHub
11 18 (0.59%) Google Play
12 10 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.23%) NuGet
15 5 (0.16%) Trello
16 4 (0.13%) npm
16 4 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 4 (0.13%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 174 (5.71%) Internet
2 41 (1.35%) HTTP
3 27 (0.89%) Hyperconnected
4 14 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.39%) DNS
5 12 (0.39%) SSL
6 8 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.23%) Intranet
7 7 (0.23%) NAS
7 7 (0.23%) Network Security
7 7 (0.23%) SAN
8 6 (0.20%) IMAP
8 6 (0.20%) SMS
8 6 (0.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.066%) Firewall
9 2 (0.066%) Wireless
10 1 (0.033%) Skype
10 1 (0.033%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,012 (66.03%) SQL Server
2 703 (23.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 532 (17.46%) NoSQL
4 167 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 162 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 118 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 116 (3.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 116 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 72 (2.36%) Couchbase
11 59 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 51 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 48 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
14 45 (1.48%) MySQL
15 36 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (0.79%) RDBMS
17 24 (0.79%) Redis
18 21 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 806 (26.45%) Git (software)
2 572 (18.77%) Visual Studio
3 411 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 273 (8.96%) NUnit
5 189 (6.20%) TeamCity
6 110 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 96 (3.15%) MSTest
8 79 (2.59%) Jenkins
9 76 (2.49%) JIRA
10 75 (2.46%) Selenium
11 69 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 61 (2.00%) Subversion
13 59 (1.94%) StyleCop
14 49 (1.61%) SpecFlow
15 46 (1.51%) Bitbucket
15 46 (1.51%) Moq
15 46 (1.51%) ReSharper
16 32 (1.05%) Jasmine
17 26 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
18 25 (0.82%) MSBuild
General
1 779 (25.57%) Finance
2 274 (8.99%) Games
3 170 (5.58%) Banking
4 108 (3.54%) Front Office
5 94 (3.09%) Retail
6 76 (2.49%) Marketing
7 69 (2.26%) Investment Banking
8 51 (1.67%) Advertising
9 47 (1.54%) Legal
10 45 (1.48%) Automotive
11 38 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 36 (1.18%) Music Industry
13 35 (1.15%) Telecoms
14 29 (0.95%) Back Office
15 28 (0.92%) Law
16 25 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.69%) Electronics
18 3 (0.098%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.098%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.098%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,503 (82.15%) Developer
2 1,677 (55.04%) .NET Developer
3 1,158 (38.00%) C# Developer
4 781 (25.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 397 (13.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 381 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 346 (11.36%) Senior Developer
8 312 (10.24%) Software Developer
9 288 (9.45%) Software Engineer
10 232 (7.61%) .NET Software Developer
10 232 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 202 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 193 (6.33%) C# Software Developer
13 170 (5.58%) SQL Developer
14 154 (5.05%) Senior C# Developer
15 151 (4.96%) Junior
16 138 (4.53%) Lead Developer
17 135 (4.43%) Junior Developer
18 133 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
19 125 (4.10%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,804 (92.02%) .NET
2 1,961 (64.36%) ASP.NET
3 1,383 (45.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,317 (43.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,166 (38.27%) .NET Framework
6 958 (31.44%) Entity Framework
7 927 (30.42%) HTML
8 845 (27.73%) WPF
9 815 (26.75%) CSS
10 802 (26.32%) AngularJS
11 781 (25.63%) Web Services
12 779 (25.57%) RESTful
13 634 (20.81%) jQuery
14 514 (16.87%) Node.js
15 492 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 397 (13.03%) WinForms
17 372 (12.21%) XML
18 365 (11.98%) SOAP
19 338 (11.09%) REST
20 322 (10.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 345 (11.32%) Greenfield Project
2 203 (6.66%) Computer Science
3 174 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (5.05%) User Experience
5 118 (3.87%) Fintech
6 116 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
7 103 (3.38%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.89%) Equities
9 70 (2.30%) N-Tier
10 69 (2.26%) Fixed Income
11 64 (2.10%) BBC
11 64 (2.10%) Social Media
12 58 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
13 56 (1.84%) Algorithms
14 51 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 46 (1.51%) Hedge funds
16 39 (1.28%) Derivative
17 26 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
17 26 (0.85%) Spread Betting
18 21 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 404 (13.26%) Windows
2 66 (2.17%) Android
3 48 (1.58%) Apple iOS
3 48 (1.58%) Linux
4 37 (1.21%) Unix
4 37 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.33%) VMS
5 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.033%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.033%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.033%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,013 (66.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,901 (62.39%) MVC
3 1,316 (43.19%) TDD
4 721 (23.66%) OO
5 683 (22.42%) BDD
6 671 (22.02%) Scrum
7 639 (20.97%) Web Application Development
8 427 (14.01%) Software Engineering
9 424 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
10 422 (13.85%) Unit Testing
11 421 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
12 367 (12.04%) SOLID
13 353 (11.59%) Test Automation
14 352 (11.55%) Web Development
15 286 (9.39%) MVVM
16 273 (8.96%) SDLC
17 225 (7.38%) SOA
18 217 (7.12%) Microservices
19 201 (6.60%) Multithreading
20 198 (6.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,957 (97.05%) C#
2 1,252 (41.09%) SQL
3 1,106 (36.30%) JavaScript
4 484 (15.88%) Ruby
5 446 (14.64%) T-SQL
6 197 (6.47%) VB.NET
7 147 (4.82%) Java
8 112 (3.68%) F#
9 101 (3.31%) VB
10 100 (3.28%) PL/SQL
11 93 (3.05%) C++
12 81 (2.66%) PowerShell
13 68 (2.23%) Python
14 64 (2.10%) TypeScript
15 43 (1.41%) VBA
16 27 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 25 (0.82%) C
18 21 (0.69%) XAML
19 17 (0.56%) VB6
19 17 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 370 (12.14%) Degree
2 59 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 30 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 29 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (0.36%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.33%) MCPD
9 9 (0.30%) ISEB
9 9 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.30%) MCSE
9 9 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.23%) CISSP
11 4 (0.13%) MCTS
12 3 (0.098%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.098%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.066%) MCITP
13 2 (0.066%) MCSD
13 2 (0.066%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.56%) QA
2 15 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.46%) GDPR
4 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.30%) PMO
5 8 (0.26%) MiFID
6 4 (0.13%) DICOM
7 3 (0.098%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.033%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (1.48%) Docker
2 43 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.23%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.20%) Firmware
6 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.033%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (2.03%) Kibana
2 34 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 33 (1.08%) Ansible
4 12 (0.39%) Automic
4 12 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.39%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.13%) Grafana
7 3 (0.098%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.098%) SCOM
8 2 (0.066%) Puppet
8 2 (0.066%) SCCM
8 2 (0.066%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.033%) Control-M
9 1 (0.033%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 930 (30.52%) Microsoft
2 201 (6.60%) Oracle
3 173 (5.68%) Google
4 78 (2.56%) Facebook
5 67 (2.20%) Apple
6 64 (2.10%) Sony
6 64 (2.10%) Yahoo!
7 54 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 41 (1.35%) DevExpress
9 38 (1.25%) Tableau
10 27 (0.89%) IBM
11 24 (0.79%) VMware
12 23 (0.75%) SAP
13 19 (0.62%) Telerik
14 13 (0.43%) Citrix
14 13 (0.43%) MuleSoft
15 12 (0.39%) webMethods
16 10 (0.33%) TOWER Software
17 9 (0.30%) Charles River
18 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com