Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 179 125
Rank change year-on-year -78 -54 -27
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,642 3,014 4,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.96% 2.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.47% 4.89% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,447 2,669 4,035
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 47,306 61,696 66,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.41% 40.17% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 39,342 51,399 55,037
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,825
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -61 584 £55,000 -8.33% 51
South East -34 570 £50,000 +9.89% 81
North of England -102 192 £47,500 +5.56% 58
North West -55 155 £47,500 +6.74% 45
Midlands -34 126 £45,000 +5.88% 46
South West -31 103 £47,500 - 31
East Midlands -33 68 £43,000 +2.38% 29
East of England -35 66 £55,000 +22.22% 17
West Midlands -6 58 £45,000 - 16
Yorkshire -56 36 £47,500 +5.56% 13
North East +3 1 £41,000 +7.19%
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 1,594 (97.08%) C#
2 1,547 (94.21%) .NET
3 1,018 (62.00%) ASP.NET
4 1,013 (61.69%) SQL Server
5 988 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
6 882 (53.71%) MVC
7 705 (42.94%) JavaScript
8 703 (42.81%) SQL
9 619 (37.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 618 (37.64%) .NET Framework
11 610 (37.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 569 (34.65%) Microsoft
13 565 (34.41%) TDD
14 469 (28.56%) Web Services
15 449 (27.34%) Azure
16 440 (26.80%) CSS
16 440 (26.80%) Entity Framework
17 431 (26.25%) HTML
18 407 (24.79%) AngularJS
19 394 (24.00%) Git (software)
20 391 (23.81%) jQuery
21 384 (23.39%) Visual Studio
22 378 (23.02%) REST
23 351 (21.38%) WPF
24 349 (21.25%) XML
25 347 (21.13%) Scrum
26 316 (19.24%) RESTful
27 310 (18.88%) BDD
28 309 (18.82%) Windows
29 306 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server

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 77 (4.69%) IIS
2 61 (3.71%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.91%) Confluence
4 15 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.85%) Umbraco
6 9 (0.55%) CMS
7 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.37%) WordPress
10 5 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.24%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.18%) FileNet
12 3 (0.18%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.061%) Apache
14 1 (0.061%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.061%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.12%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Magento
4 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 449 (27.34%) Azure
2 72 (4.38%) AWS
3 49 (2.98%) PaaS
4 35 (2.13%) Power Platform
5 29 (1.77%) Serverless
6 26 (1.58%) Azure Functions
7 23 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (1.22%) SaaS
9 19 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Flow
10 11 (0.67%) Office 365
10 11 (0.67%) PowerApps
11 10 (0.61%) GitHub
12 9 (0.55%) ShareGate
13 6 (0.37%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.37%) NuGet
14 3 (0.18%) GCP
14 3 (0.18%) Slack
14 3 (0.18%) Trello
15 2 (0.12%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.96%) Internet
2 48 (2.92%) HTTP
3 7 (0.43%) FTP
4 6 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (0.37%) SMTP
5 4 (0.24%) Network Security
6 3 (0.18%) Broadband
6 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.061%) DNS
7 1 (0.061%) IMAP
7 1 (0.061%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.061%) RS-232
7 1 (0.061%) RS-485
7 1 (0.061%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,013 (61.69%) SQL Server
2 250 (15.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 203 (12.36%) NoSQL
4 150 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 130 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 93 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 67 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
7 67 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 46 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
10 46 (2.80%) MySQL
11 34 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (1.71%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.46%) Power BI
15 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (1.28%) Oracle Database
17 19 (1.16%) Couchbase
18 12 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 394 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 384 (23.39%) Visual Studio
3 306 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 152 (9.26%) NUnit
5 71 (4.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 47 (2.86%) StyleCop
7 43 (2.62%) Selenium
8 42 (2.56%) JIRA
8 42 (2.56%) SpecFlow
8 42 (2.56%) WiX
9 41 (2.50%) TeamCity
10 37 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (1.83%) Subversion
12 27 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
13 26 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (1.46%) SoapUI
15 23 (1.40%) Moq
16 22 (1.34%) MSTest
17 15 (0.91%) Jasmine
18 14 (0.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 301 (18.33%) Finance
2 155 (9.44%) Games
3 73 (4.45%) Banking
4 51 (3.11%) Retail
5 44 (2.68%) Marketing
6 40 (2.44%) Public Sector
7 26 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.22%) Electronics
10 19 (1.16%) Front Office
11 16 (0.97%) Advertising
11 16 (0.97%) Legal
12 15 (0.91%) Law
13 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.49%) Back Office
14 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,368 (83.31%) Developer
2 769 (46.83%) .NET Developer
3 687 (41.84%) C# Developer
4 429 (26.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 281 (17.11%) Software Developer
6 245 (14.92%) Senior Developer
7 218 (13.28%) ASP.NET Developer
8 209 (12.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 119 (7.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 118 (7.19%) Software Engineer
11 114 (6.94%) Senior C# Developer
12 108 (6.58%) C# Software Developer
13 100 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 92 (5.60%) Junior
15 88 (5.36%) .NET Software Developer
16 84 (5.12%) Junior Developer
17 74 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
18 71 (4.32%) SQL Developer
19 68 (4.14%) Junior .NET Developer
20 62 (3.78%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,547 (94.21%) .NET
2 1,018 (62.00%) ASP.NET
3 619 (37.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 618 (37.64%) .NET Framework
5 610 (37.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 469 (28.56%) Web Services
7 440 (26.80%) CSS
7 440 (26.80%) Entity Framework
8 431 (26.25%) HTML
9 407 (24.79%) AngularJS
10 391 (23.81%) jQuery
11 378 (23.02%) REST
12 351 (21.38%) WPF
13 349 (21.25%) XML
14 316 (19.24%) RESTful
15 258 (15.71%) SOAP
16 236 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 187 (11.39%) Node.js
18 183 (11.14%) WinForms
19 182 (11.08%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 234 (14.25%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
3 78 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.31%) Hedge funds
6 38 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (1.58%) Derivative
9 26 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
10 25 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 23 (1.40%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.10%) User Experience
13 15 (0.91%) Robotics
14 11 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.55%) EPoS
16 8 (0.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 309 (18.82%) Windows
2 38 (2.31%) Android
3 27 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 27 (1.64%) Unix
4 14 (0.85%) Linux
5 8 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.061%) CentOS
10 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (53.71%) MVC
3 565 (34.41%) TDD
4 347 (21.13%) Scrum
5 310 (18.88%) BDD
6 235 (14.31%) Unit Testing
7 223 (13.58%) Web Application Development
8 221 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
9 218 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
10 210 (12.79%) Web Development
11 200 (12.18%) OO
12 198 (12.06%) Software Engineering
13 167 (10.17%) DevOps
14 153 (9.32%) Mentoring
15 150 (9.14%) SOLID
16 142 (8.65%) Computer Science
17 130 (7.92%) SOA
18 129 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
19 122 (7.43%) MVVM
20 119 (7.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,594 (97.08%) C#
2 705 (42.94%) JavaScript
3 703 (42.81%) SQL
4 239 (14.56%) T-SQL
5 163 (9.93%) Ruby
6 118 (7.19%) VB.NET
7 101 (6.15%) VB
8 80 (4.87%) PowerShell
9 79 (4.81%) Java
10 56 (3.41%) TypeScript
11 43 (2.62%) VB6
12 42 (2.56%) C++
13 38 (2.31%) PL/SQL
14 36 (2.19%) VBA
15 30 (1.83%) Python
16 21 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.79%) PHP
18 10 (0.61%) C
19 8 (0.49%) F#
19 8 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 151 (9.20%) Degree
2 49 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.67%) MCP
3 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (0.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.30%) MCITP
6 3 (0.18%) MCSD
6 3 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.12%) CISSP
7 2 (0.12%) ISEB
7 2 (0.12%) MCAD
7 2 (0.12%) MCSE
7 2 (0.12%) MCTS
8 1 (0.061%) HND
8 1 (0.061%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.98%) QA
2 23 (1.40%) DICOM
3 10 (0.61%) SLA
4 6 (0.37%) PMO
5 4 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (3.78%) Docker
2 27 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
3 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.061%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (3.05%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.64%) Tivoli
3 19 (1.16%) Automic
4 11 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.43%) Kibana
6 6 (0.37%) Ansible
6 6 (0.37%) Dollar Universe
7 5 (0.30%) Terraform
8 4 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.18%) MIIS
9 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.061%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.061%) Puppet
Vendors
1 569 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.05%) Oracle
3 41 (2.50%) SAP
4 30 (1.83%) IBM
5 23 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 19 (1.16%) Cadence
6 19 (1.16%) FactSet
7 18 (1.10%) Google
8 15 (0.91%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.37%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.37%) Telerik
10 4 (0.24%) Sage
10 4 (0.24%) VMware
10 4 (0.24%) Yardi
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe
11 3 (0.18%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco
11 3 (0.18%) Cognos
11 3 (0.18%) Netezza