Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 121 98
Rank change year-on-year -33 -23 -16
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3,481 4,514 5,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.21% 2.71% 2.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.43% 6.66% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,108 4,191 5,065
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 64,145 67,792 72,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.64% 40.72% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53,550 56,835 63,810
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -30 1,312 £60,000 +9.09% 129
South East +7 985 £45,000 - 90
North of England -54 483 £42,500 +6.25% 63
North West -32 324 £42,500 +6.25% 41
Midlands -8 290 £42,500 - 50
East of England -88 217 £45,000 -5.26% 31
South West -40 190 £47,500 +18.75% 22
East Midlands -6 159 £42,500 - 24
Yorkshire -43 133 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -6 131 £50,000 +17.65% 26
North East -45 26 £38,750 -3.13% 4
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3,379 (97.07%) C#
2 3,178 (91.30%) .NET
3 2,365 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
4 2,326 (66.82%) ASP.NET
5 2,312 (66.42%) MVC
6 2,307 (66.27%) SQL Server
7 1,756 (50.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,581 (45.42%) TDD
9 1,528 (43.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,354 (38.90%) SQL
11 1,346 (38.67%) .NET Framework
12 1,286 (36.94%) JavaScript
13 1,103 (31.69%) Entity Framework
14 1,079 (31.00%) Microsoft
15 1,050 (30.16%) HTML
16 1,023 (29.39%) WPF
17 960 (27.58%) Git (software)
18 957 (27.49%) CSS
19 934 (26.83%) RESTful
20 906 (26.03%) AngularJS
21 905 (26.00%) Web Application Development
22 875 (25.14%) SQL Server 2016
23 873 (25.08%) BDD
24 857 (24.62%) Finance
25 808 (23.21%) OO
26 798 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 770 (22.12%) Web Services
28 739 (21.23%) Scrum
29 698 (20.05%) Node.js
30 697 (20.02%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 122 (3.50%) IIS
2 100 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 97 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
4 95 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
5 86 (2.47%) CMS
6 52 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 49 (1.41%) Umbraco
8 37 (1.06%) Confluence
9 35 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (0.95%) NServiceBus
11 31 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (0.69%) EPiServer
13 15 (0.43%) Kentico
14 14 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.37%) DNN
15 13 (0.37%) Immediacy CMS
15 13 (0.37%) Sitefinity
16 6 (0.17%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.11%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 80 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.029%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.029%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.029%) Endur
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.029%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 697 (20.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.69%) PaaS
4 50 (1.44%) IaaS
5 45 (1.29%) Google Play
6 37 (1.06%) SaaS
7 36 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (0.92%) Office 365
10 29 (0.83%) Serverless
11 25 (0.72%) Azure Functions
12 18 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.52%) GitHub
13 7 (0.20%) Force.com
13 7 (0.20%) Trello
14 6 (0.17%) npm
14 6 (0.17%) NuGet
15 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 3 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 171 (4.91%) Internet
2 43 (1.24%) HTTP
3 22 (0.63%) Hyperconnected
4 20 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.37%) DNS
6 10 (0.29%) Intranet
6 10 (0.29%) Network Security
6 10 (0.29%) SSL
7 9 (0.26%) LTE
8 8 (0.23%) NAS
8 8 (0.23%) SAN
9 7 (0.20%) Firewall
10 6 (0.17%) SMS
11 3 (0.086%) IMAP
11 3 (0.086%) SMTP
12 2 (0.057%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.057%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.057%) Wireless
13 1 (0.029%) AMQP
13 1 (0.029%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,307 (66.27%) SQL Server
2 875 (25.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 665 (19.10%) NoSQL
4 169 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 158 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 157 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 126 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 115 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 106 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 98 (2.82%) Relational Database
11 65 (1.87%) Couchbase
12 55 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 49 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 48 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
15 39 (1.12%) MySQL
16 35 (1.01%) Power BI
17 33 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 30 (0.86%) Blockchain
19 28 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 960 (27.58%) Git (software)
2 600 (17.24%) Visual Studio
3 423 (12.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 399 (11.46%) NUnit
5 192 (5.52%) TeamCity
6 132 (3.79%) MSTest
7 113 (3.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 106 (3.05%) Moq
9 104 (2.99%) Subversion
10 93 (2.67%) Selenium
11 91 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
12 88 (2.53%) JIRA
13 87 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
14 85 (2.44%) Jenkins
15 74 (2.13%) SpecFlow
16 62 (1.78%) StyleCop
17 48 (1.38%) Bitbucket
17 48 (1.38%) ReSharper
18 38 (1.09%) Jasmine
19 36 (1.03%) MSBuild
General
1 857 (24.62%) Finance
2 319 (9.16%) Games
3 236 (6.78%) Banking
4 117 (3.36%) Front Office
5 116 (3.33%) Retail
6 112 (3.22%) Advertising
7 105 (3.02%) Marketing
8 102 (2.93%) Investment Banking
9 54 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.52%) Legal
11 50 (1.44%) Music Industry
12 48 (1.38%) Automotive
13 40 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 36 (1.03%) Law
15 29 (0.83%) Telecoms
16 28 (0.80%) Back Office
17 17 (0.49%) Electronics
18 2 (0.057%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.057%) Billing
18 2 (0.057%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,927 (84.09%) Developer
2 2,022 (58.09%) .NET Developer
3 1,368 (39.30%) C# Developer
4 911 (26.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 503 (14.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 477 (13.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 356 (10.23%) Software Developer
8 355 (10.20%) Senior Developer
9 351 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 311 (8.93%) Software Engineer
11 292 (8.39%) .NET Software Developer
12 236 (6.78%) C# Software Developer
13 215 (6.18%) SQL Developer
14 214 (6.15%) Senior .NET Developer
15 176 (5.06%) Senior C# Developer
16 161 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
16 161 (4.63%) WPF Developer
17 157 (4.51%) Lead Developer
18 155 (4.45%) Junior
19 149 (4.28%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,178 (91.30%) .NET
2 2,326 (66.82%) ASP.NET
3 1,756 (50.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,528 (43.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,346 (38.67%) .NET Framework
6 1,103 (31.69%) Entity Framework
7 1,050 (30.16%) HTML
8 1,023 (29.39%) WPF
9 957 (27.49%) CSS
10 934 (26.83%) RESTful
11 906 (26.03%) AngularJS
12 798 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 770 (22.12%) Web Services
14 698 (20.05%) Node.js
15 654 (18.79%) jQuery
16 452 (12.98%) WinForms
17 433 (12.44%) KnockoutJS
18 418 (12.01%) XML
19 417 (11.98%) Code First Entity Framework
20 383 (11.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 438 (12.58%) Greenfield Project
2 219 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 182 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (5.11%) User Experience
5 163 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 153 (4.40%) Mobile App
7 117 (3.36%) Fintech
8 106 (3.05%) Equities
9 74 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
10 71 (2.04%) Hedge funds
11 65 (1.87%) N-Tier
12 60 (1.72%) Algorithms
13 59 (1.69%) BBC
13 59 (1.69%) Social Media
14 58 (1.67%) Fixed Income
15 52 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 45 (1.29%) iPhone
17 36 (1.03%) Derivative
18 35 (1.01%) Social Network
19 32 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 461 (13.24%) Windows
2 88 (2.53%) Android
3 39 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 38 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 29 (0.83%) Linux
6 24 (0.69%) Unix
7 19 (0.55%) VMS
8 16 (0.46%) Windows Phone
8 16 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
9 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.029%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,365 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,312 (66.42%) MVC
3 1,581 (45.42%) TDD
4 905 (26.00%) Web Application Development
5 873 (25.08%) BDD
6 808 (23.21%) OO
7 739 (21.23%) Scrum
8 470 (13.50%) Software Engineering
9 445 (12.78%) Unit Testing
10 438 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
11 432 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
12 364 (10.46%) Test Automation
13 357 (10.26%) SDLC
14 344 (9.88%) Web Development
15 301 (8.65%) SOLID
16 295 (8.47%) MVVM
17 258 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
18 231 (6.64%) OOP
19 222 (6.38%) SOA
20 218 (6.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3,379 (97.07%) C#
2 1,354 (38.90%) SQL
3 1,286 (36.94%) JavaScript
4 615 (17.67%) Ruby
5 507 (14.56%) T-SQL
6 250 (7.18%) VB.NET
7 151 (4.34%) Java
8 137 (3.94%) VB
9 130 (3.73%) PL/SQL
10 125 (3.59%) C++
11 98 (2.82%) F#
12 89 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 64 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 56 (1.61%) Python
15 54 (1.55%) VBA
16 42 (1.21%) VB6
17 23 (0.66%) XAML
18 18 (0.52%) Shell Script
19 17 (0.49%) XPath
20 12 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 367 (10.54%) Degree
2 74 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.32%) ISEB
7 11 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.20%) MCPD
8 7 (0.20%) MCTS
8 7 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.14%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.086%) MCSD
11 3 (0.086%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.057%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.057%) SANS
12 2 (0.057%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.029%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.02%) QA
2 15 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.34%) PMO
4 11 (0.32%) MiFID
5 10 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.23%) GDPR
7 6 (0.17%) GAMP
8 5 (0.14%) SLA
9 4 (0.11%) DICOM
10 2 (0.057%) GCP
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 49 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.21%) Docker
3 10 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.23%) Terminal Server
5 7 (0.20%) Firmware
5 7 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (1.67%) Kibana
2 30 (0.86%) Ansible
3 26 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 18 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.26%) Automic
5 9 (0.26%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (0.20%) SCCM
7 7 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.14%) Puppet
9 3 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.029%) Control-M
10 1 (0.029%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,079 (31.00%) Microsoft
2 196 (5.63%) Oracle
3 195 (5.60%) Google
4 97 (2.79%) Facebook
5 60 (1.72%) Apple
6 59 (1.69%) Sony
6 59 (1.69%) Yahoo!
7 42 (1.21%) Tableau
8 41 (1.18%) DevExpress
9 40 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 35 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 28 (0.80%) Capita
12 25 (0.72%) Telerik
13 24 (0.69%) VMware
14 19 (0.55%) SAP
15 18 (0.52%) IBM
15 18 (0.52%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.52%) webMethods
16 14 (0.40%) TOWER Software
17 13 (0.37%) Alterian