Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 97 100
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -15
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4,889 4,946 5,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.96% 3.00% 2.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.22% 7.58% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4,388 4,641 5,442
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 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% -2.17% +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 67,700 65,220 76,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.93% 39.56% 38.74%
Number of salaries quoted 57,460 56,587 66,174
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -10 1,712 £55,000 - 150
South East +17 1,337 £45,000 - 102
North of England -37 764 £42,500 +6.25% 95
North West -34 492 £42,500 +6.25% 57
East of England +14 445 £45,000 +4.65% 37
Midlands -26 334 £40,000 -5.88% 53
South West +14 302 £45,000 +7.14% 27
Yorkshire -54 219 £45,000 - 28
East Midlands +23 195 £35,000 -17.65% 22
West Midlands -85 139 £48,500 +14.12% 31
North East -15 53 £42,500 +6.25% 10
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 4,792 (98.02%) C#
2 4,630 (94.70%) .NET
3 3,676 (75.19%) ASP.NET
4 3,658 (74.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3,641 (74.47%) MVC
6 3,632 (74.29%) SQL Server
7 2,982 (60.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2,645 (54.10%) TDD
9 2,116 (43.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2,018 (41.28%) JavaScript
11 1,959 (40.07%) Web Application Development
12 1,923 (39.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 1,906 (38.99%) .NET Framework
14 1,704 (34.85%) BDD
15 1,647 (33.69%) SQL
16 1,595 (32.62%) WPF
17 1,496 (30.60%) Git (software)
18 1,478 (30.23%) RESTful
19 1,460 (29.86%) HTML
20 1,448 (29.62%) Node.js
21 1,446 (29.58%) Entity Framework
22 1,338 (27.37%) CSS
23 1,307 (26.73%) Microsoft
24 1,217 (24.89%) NoSQL
25 1,215 (24.85%) AngularJS
26 1,161 (23.75%) OO
27 1,154 (23.60%) Ruby
28 1,112 (22.74%) Scrum
29 1,024 (20.94%) SQL Server 2016
30 991 (20.27%) Web Services

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
1 262 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 248 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
3 164 (3.35%) IIS
4 154 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 138 (2.82%) CMS
6 115 (2.35%) Umbraco
7 96 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (1.19%) EPiServer
9 51 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 45 (0.92%) Kentico
11 43 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 40 (0.82%) NServiceBus
13 36 (0.74%) DNN
13 36 (0.74%) Sitefinity
14 33 (0.67%) Immediacy CMS
15 27 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.22%) Skype for Business
18 10 (0.20%) Apache Solr
19 6 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 61 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.14%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.041%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.041%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 142 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.12%) RMDS
5 4 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.041%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.041%) Tradar
7 1 (0.020%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.020%) Summit
7 1 (0.020%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 594 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 198 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (2.21%) Google Play
4 76 (1.55%) PaaS
5 68 (1.39%) Office 365
6 52 (1.06%) IaaS
7 39 (0.80%) npm
8 37 (0.76%) Serverless
9 33 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 30 (0.61%) Yarn
11 28 (0.57%) SaaS
12 24 (0.49%) Yammer
13 12 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.18%) GitHub
15 3 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.061%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.041%) Sage Pay
17 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 262 (5.36%) Internet
2 35 (0.72%) Intranet
3 33 (0.67%) HTTP
4 28 (0.57%) SMS
5 24 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.41%) DNS
7 18 (0.37%) Network Security
8 16 (0.33%) Hyperconnected
9 9 (0.18%) Firewall
10 7 (0.14%) SSL
10 7 (0.14%) VPN
11 5 (0.10%) ATM
11 5 (0.10%) Skype
12 4 (0.082%) CTI
12 4 (0.082%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.082%) SMTP
13 3 (0.061%) FTP
13 3 (0.061%) IMAP
14 2 (0.041%) Bluetooth
14 2 (0.041%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,632 (74.29%) SQL Server
2 1,217 (24.89%) NoSQL
3 1,024 (20.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 865 (17.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 203 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 170 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 161 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 152 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 139 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 139 (2.84%) Relational Database
10 70 (1.43%) MySQL
11 64 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 52 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 47 (0.96%) Big Data
14 39 (0.80%) Couchbase
15 37 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
16 29 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
17 25 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1,496 (30.60%) Git (software)
2 712 (14.56%) NUnit
3 676 (13.83%) Visual Studio
4 500 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 433 (8.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 364 (7.45%) Subversion
7 298 (6.10%) Moq
8 192 (3.93%) MSTest
9 131 (2.68%) TeamCity
10 100 (2.05%) JIRA
11 97 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 92 (1.88%) Selenium
13 79 (1.62%) SpecFlow
14 75 (1.53%) Jenkins
15 48 (0.98%) MSBuild
15 48 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
16 39 (0.80%) Jasmine
17 36 (0.74%) Log4Net
18 30 (0.61%) Babel
18 30 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 970 (19.84%) Finance
2 528 (10.80%) Games
3 300 (6.14%) Banking
4 265 (5.42%) Advertising
5 185 (3.78%) Music Industry
6 162 (3.31%) Retail
7 127 (2.60%) Marketing
8 119 (2.43%) Investment Banking
9 86 (1.76%) Front Office
10 59 (1.21%) Back Office
10 59 (1.21%) Law
11 54 (1.10%) Legal
12 35 (0.72%) Publishing
12 35 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 33 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.55%) Electronics
15 16 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.25%) Automotive
18 4 (0.082%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,316 (88.28%) Developer
2 3,374 (69.01%) .NET Developer
3 1,867 (38.19%) C# Developer
4 1,322 (27.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 829 (16.96%) ASP.NET Developer
6 791 (16.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 557 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 554 (11.33%) Senior Developer
9 550 (11.25%) Software Developer
10 479 (9.80%) .NET Software Developer
11 376 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
12 371 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
13 341 (6.97%) Senior C# Developer
14 291 (5.95%) Agile Developer
15 288 (5.89%) SQL Developer
16 283 (5.79%) Software Engineer
17 278 (5.69%) Agile .NET Developer
18 238 (4.87%) Agile C# Developer
19 228 (4.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 202 (4.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,630 (94.70%) .NET
2 3,676 (75.19%) ASP.NET
3 2,982 (60.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2,116 (43.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,923 (39.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1,906 (38.99%) .NET Framework
7 1,595 (32.62%) WPF
8 1,478 (30.23%) RESTful
9 1,460 (29.86%) HTML
10 1,448 (29.62%) Node.js
11 1,446 (29.58%) Entity Framework
12 1,338 (27.37%) CSS
13 1,215 (24.85%) AngularJS
14 991 (20.27%) Web Services
15 871 (17.82%) jQuery
16 784 (16.04%) KnockoutJS
17 723 (14.79%) Code First Entity Framework
18 650 (13.30%) HTML5
19 643 (13.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 626 (12.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 654 (13.38%) Greenfield Project
2 396 (8.10%) Computer Science
3 314 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
4 199 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 163 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 138 (2.82%) User Experience
7 129 (2.64%) Client/Server
8 111 (2.27%) Social Media
9 110 (2.25%) BBC
10 109 (2.23%) iPhone
11 107 (2.19%) Social Network
12 103 (2.11%) Fintech
13 85 (1.74%) Hedge funds
14 81 (1.66%) Tandem
15 72 (1.47%) Equities
16 69 (1.41%) N-Tier
17 56 (1.15%) Digital TV
18 42 (0.86%) Derivative
19 40 (0.82%) Music Streaming
20 38 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 548 (11.21%) Windows
2 162 (3.31%) Android
3 52 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 47 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 22 (0.45%) Linux
6 15 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.10%) Unix
11 3 (0.061%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.061%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.041%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,658 (74.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3,641 (74.47%) MVC
3 2,645 (54.10%) TDD
4 1,959 (40.07%) Web Application Development
5 1,704 (34.85%) BDD
6 1,161 (23.75%) OO
7 1,112 (22.74%) Scrum
8 567 (11.60%) Software Engineering
9 465 (9.51%) Unit Testing
10 458 (9.37%) Web Development
11 433 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 433 (8.86%) SDLC
12 427 (8.73%) Dependency Injection
13 391 (8.00%) Kanban
14 370 (7.57%) Domain-Driven Design
15 348 (7.12%) MVVM
16 314 (6.42%) SOLID
17 293 (5.99%) SOA
18 292 (5.97%) OOP
19 270 (5.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4,792 (98.02%) C#
2 2,018 (41.28%) JavaScript
3 1,647 (33.69%) SQL
4 1,154 (23.60%) Ruby
5 697 (14.26%) T-SQL
6 363 (7.42%) VB.NET
7 221 (4.52%) VB
8 209 (4.27%) C++
9 151 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 150 (3.07%) Java
11 136 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 92 (1.88%) F#
13 90 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 41 (0.84%) Python
15 38 (0.78%) XAML
16 37 (0.76%) VBA
17 36 (0.74%) ES6
18 27 (0.55%) VB6
19 26 (0.53%) MATLAB
20 24 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 419 (8.57%) Degree
2 128 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 94 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 40 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 38 (0.78%) MCP
7 33 (0.67%) MCSD
8 24 (0.49%) MCAD
8 24 (0.49%) MCTS
9 8 (0.16%) CCNA
9 8 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.16%) MCPD
10 7 (0.14%) MCSA
10 7 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.14%) SANS
11 6 (0.12%) MBA
12 5 (0.10%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.082%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.082%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.061%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (2.58%) QA
2 35 (0.72%) SLA
3 13 (0.27%) MiFID
4 8 (0.16%) EMIR
5 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.082%) PMO
7 3 (0.061%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.061%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.061%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.061%) TickIT
8 2 (0.041%) GAMP
8 2 (0.041%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.020%) DICOM
9 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 41 (0.84%) Docker
2 9 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.082%) HDFS
5 2 (0.041%) Firmware
5 2 (0.041%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (0.98%) Kibana
2 9 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (0.12%) Puppet
4 6 (0.12%) SCCM
4 6 (0.12%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.082%) Endace
5 4 (0.082%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.061%) Ansible
6 3 (0.061%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.061%) Rancher
7 1 (0.020%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.020%) Graphite
7 1 (0.020%) Graylog
7 1 (0.020%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1,307 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 293 (5.99%) Google
3 255 (5.22%) Facebook
4 190 (3.89%) Oracle
5 120 (2.45%) Apple
6 113 (2.31%) Sony
7 110 (2.25%) Yahoo!
8 88 (1.80%) Sitecore
9 45 (0.92%) Xamarin
10 43 (0.88%) Telerik
11 40 (0.82%) Capita
12 33 (0.67%) Alterian
13 32 (0.65%) Remedy
14 29 (0.59%) DevExpress
15 24 (0.49%) Alias
16 23 (0.47%) Cadence
16 23 (0.47%) Charles River
17 20 (0.41%) Tableau
18 18 (0.37%) IBM
19 17 (0.35%) SAP