Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 98 86
Rank change year-on-year -41 -12 +11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 602 925 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 3.12% 3.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.01% 7.21% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 528 843 895
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 10,010 12,832 12,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.50% 43.33% 41.49%
Number of salaries quoted 8,613 11,139 10,402
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the South East

WCF
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in the South East.

Salary trend for WCF in the South East

WCF
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for WCF in the South East

WCF
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Hampshire -24 175 £53,750 +19.44% 14
Thames Valley -26 127 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Surrey -44 92 £55,000 +15.79% 17
East Sussex -3 83 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Sussex -14 74 £47,500 - 9
Berkshire -45 63 £50,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +55 52 £45,000 -7.69% 10
Kent -17 50 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Buckinghamshire -23 12 £50,000 +9.89% 10
Middlesex - 2 £75,000 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 South East region with a requirement for WCF.

1 596 (99.00%) C#
2 579 (96.18%) .NET
3 370 (61.46%) ASP.NET
4 341 (56.64%) JavaScript
5 339 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
6 316 (52.49%) SQL Server
7 288 (47.84%) SQL
8 254 (42.19%) MVC
9 241 (40.03%) CSS
10 213 (35.38%) jQuery
11 209 (34.72%) Web Services
12 202 (33.55%) HTML
13 196 (32.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 190 (31.56%) .NET Framework
15 188 (31.23%) Microsoft
16 183 (30.40%) Visual Studio
17 178 (29.57%) XML
18 177 (29.40%) Azure
19 176 (29.24%) REST
20 169 (28.07%) ASP.NET Web API
21 168 (27.91%) AngularJS
22 157 (26.08%) TDD
23 153 (25.42%) Scrum
24 125 (20.76%) SOAP
25 124 (20.60%) Entity Framework
26 119 (19.77%) Windows
27 117 (19.44%) OO
27 117 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
28 116 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
29 115 (19.10%) WPF

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (8.47%) IIS
2 39 (6.48%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.00%) WordPress
5 5 (0.83%) Confluence
6 2 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) DNN
7 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 177 (29.40%) Azure
2 31 (5.15%) PaaS
3 23 (3.82%) AWS
4 21 (3.49%) Azure Functions
4 21 (3.49%) Serverless
5 12 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.16%) GitHub
7 5 (0.83%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.33%) Apigee
9 2 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.49%) HTTP
2 6 (1.00%) Internet
3 5 (0.83%) Broadband
4 2 (0.33%) DNS
4 2 (0.33%) IMAP
4 2 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (52.49%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.32%) MySQL
6 22 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.16%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.83%) Power BI
11 4 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.66%) Redis
12 2 (0.33%) Big Data
12 2 (0.33%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 183 (30.40%) Visual Studio
2 117 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 113 (18.77%) Git (software)
4 58 (9.63%) NUnit
5 36 (5.98%) StyleCop
6 35 (5.81%) WiX
7 22 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.83%) Selenium
10 11 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.66%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.00%) JIRA
13 6 (1.00%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.83%) Subversion
15 4 (0.66%) Mocha
16 2 (0.33%) Appium
16 2 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 51 (8.47%) Finance
2 23 (3.82%) Games
3 19 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.33%) Marketing
5 8 (1.33%) Retail
6 6 (1.00%) Advertising
6 6 (1.00%) Electronics
6 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.83%) Publishing
8 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.66%) Law
9 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 487 (80.90%) Developer
2 256 (42.52%) .NET Developer
3 201 (33.39%) C# Developer
4 167 (27.74%) Software Developer
5 125 (20.76%) Senior Developer
6 122 (20.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 68 (11.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 67 (11.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 58 (9.63%) Senior .NET Developer
10 49 (8.14%) C# Software Developer
11 48 (7.97%) Senior C# Developer
12 36 (5.98%) Senior Software Developer
13 34 (5.65%) Lead Developer
14 32 (5.32%) Team Leader
15 30 (4.98%) Software Engineer
16 28 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
16 28 (4.65%) Lead Software Developer
16 28 (4.65%) Software Team Leader
16 28 (4.65%) SQL Developer
17 25 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (96.18%) .NET
2 370 (61.46%) ASP.NET
3 241 (40.03%) CSS
4 213 (35.38%) jQuery
5 209 (34.72%) Web Services
6 202 (33.55%) HTML
7 196 (32.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 190 (31.56%) .NET Framework
9 178 (29.57%) XML
10 176 (29.24%) REST
11 169 (28.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 168 (27.91%) AngularJS
13 125 (20.76%) SOAP
14 124 (20.60%) Entity Framework
15 115 (19.10%) WPF
16 102 (16.94%) Ajax
17 98 (16.28%) LINQ
18 73 (12.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (11.79%) KnockoutJS
20 70 (11.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.82%) Virtual Team
6 21 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.83%) Lidar
10 4 (0.66%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.50%) FMCG
11 3 (0.50%) LIMS
11 3 (0.50%) PMI
11 3 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.50%) Smart Energy
11 3 (0.50%) W3C
12 2 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.33%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.77%) Windows
2 19 (3.16%) Android
2 19 (3.16%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.16%) Linux
4 5 (0.83%) Unix
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (42.19%) MVC
3 157 (26.08%) TDD
4 153 (25.42%) Scrum
5 117 (19.44%) OO
6 116 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (18.44%) SOLID
8 110 (18.27%) Unit Testing
9 101 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
10 81 (13.46%) Web Development
11 75 (12.46%) SOA
12 60 (9.97%) Mentoring
13 58 (9.63%) Software Engineering
14 57 (9.47%) Test Automation
15 50 (8.31%) Computer Science
16 48 (7.97%) SDLC
17 43 (7.14%) BDD
18 37 (6.15%) DevOps
19 36 (5.98%) Multithreading
20 35 (5.81%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 596 (99.00%) C#
2 341 (56.64%) JavaScript
3 288 (47.84%) SQL
4 53 (8.80%) T-SQL
5 51 (8.47%) VB.NET
6 40 (6.64%) PowerShell
7 39 (6.48%) Java
7 39 (6.48%) VB
8 32 (5.32%) C++
9 24 (3.99%) Python
10 23 (3.82%) TypeScript
11 19 (3.16%) Objective-C
11 19 (3.16%) PHP
12 10 (1.66%) C
13 9 (1.50%) VB6
14 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.50%) Delphi
15 3 (0.50%) X++
16 2 (0.33%) ANSI SQL
17 1 (0.17%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 47 (7.81%) Degree
2 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.66%) MCITP
5 3 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.17%) HND
6 1 (0.17%) MCP
6 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.32%) DICOM
2 17 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (2.82%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.66%) Rancher
3 4 (0.66%) Terraform
4 2 (0.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 188 (31.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.16%) Oracle
3 9 (1.50%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.33%) SAP
5 4 (0.66%) Infragistics
6 3 (0.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.17%) Google
7 1 (0.17%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.17%) NEC
7 1 (0.17%) Telerik