Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 141 124
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17 -53
Permanent jobs citing WCF 295 244 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.95% 2.34% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.78% 5.58% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 276 207 266
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +9.09% -3.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,500
% change year-on-year +4.75% -0.34% +1.11%

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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,349 4,369 4,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 43.48% 41.88% 41.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,731 3,714 4,154
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% +6.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the South West

WCF
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for WCF in the South West

WCF
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the South West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in the South West

WCF
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Bristol -34 95 £45,000 +9.09% 9
Somerset +27 67 £44,500 - 7
Dorset -1 46 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Gloucestershire +47 32 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Devon +22 30 £50,000 +44.93% 1
Wiltshire +4 24 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Cornwall -14 1 £45,000 +50.00% 1
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 292 (98.98%) C#
2 281 (95.25%) .NET
3 267 (90.51%) MVC
4 255 (86.44%) SQL Server
5 243 (82.37%) ASP.NET
6 211 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (61.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 167 (56.61%) TDD
9 159 (53.90%) .NET Framework
10 155 (52.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 151 (51.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 146 (49.49%) Web Application Development
13 135 (45.76%) JavaScript
14 132 (44.75%) RESTful
15 131 (44.41%) Git (software)
16 128 (43.39%) BDD
17 127 (43.05%) Node.js
18 119 (40.34%) Entity Framework
19 118 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
20 110 (37.29%) NoSQL
20 110 (37.29%) Ruby
21 94 (31.86%) Microsoft
22 89 (30.17%) HTML
23 82 (27.80%) AngularJS
24 80 (27.12%) Code First Entity Framework
25 61 (20.68%) CSS
25 61 (20.68%) Greenfield Project
26 58 (19.66%) KnockoutJS
27 57 (19.32%) SQL
28 54 (18.31%) Web Services

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (3.05%) IIS
2 7 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.02%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.10%) Google Play
3 9 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.03%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) Serverless
5 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.44%) Internet
2 16 (5.42%) SMS
3 4 (1.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (86.44%) SQL Server
2 118 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 110 (37.29%) NoSQL
4 35 (11.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (6.10%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.02%) Power BI
11 3 (1.02%) QlikView
12 2 (0.68%) Big Data
12 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 131 (44.41%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.15%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.80%) Moq
4 21 (7.12%) NUnit
5 20 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.73%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (2.03%) JUnit
8 5 (1.69%) MSI
9 4 (1.36%) Mockito
10 3 (1.02%) MSTest
11 2 (0.68%) Selenium
11 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.34%) Grunt
12 1 (0.34%) gulp
12 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (14.24%) Advertising
2 33 (11.19%) Games
3 20 (6.78%) Finance
3 20 (6.78%) Music Industry
4 11 (3.73%) Marketing
5 9 (3.05%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 285 (96.61%) Developer
2 241 (81.69%) .NET Developer
3 67 (22.71%) C# Developer
4 53 (17.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (12.20%) Software Developer
6 30 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (9.49%) Senior Developer
8 24 (8.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (7.80%) C# Software Developer
10 20 (6.78%) .NET Software Developer
10 20 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
11 19 (6.44%) Digital Developer
12 17 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (5.42%) Junior
13 16 (5.42%) Junior Developer
13 16 (5.42%) Lead Developer
14 15 (5.08%) SQL Developer
15 13 (4.41%) Junior Software Developer
15 13 (4.41%) Lead .NET Developer
15 13 (4.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (95.25%) .NET
2 243 (82.37%) ASP.NET
3 182 (61.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 159 (53.90%) .NET Framework
5 155 (52.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 151 (51.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 132 (44.75%) RESTful
8 127 (43.05%) Node.js
9 119 (40.34%) Entity Framework
10 89 (30.17%) HTML
11 82 (27.80%) AngularJS
12 80 (27.12%) Code First Entity Framework
13 61 (20.68%) CSS
14 58 (19.66%) KnockoutJS
15 54 (18.31%) Web Services
16 40 (13.56%) jQuery
17 38 (12.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 38 (12.88%) WinForms
18 37 (12.54%) WPF
19 36 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.68%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (7.80%) Mobile App
4 18 (6.10%) iPhone
5 11 (3.73%) Music Streaming
5 11 (3.73%) User Experience
6 8 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.69%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.69%) Robotics
8 2 (0.68%) Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.15%) Windows
2 18 (6.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (90.51%) MVC
2 211 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (56.61%) TDD
4 146 (49.49%) Web Application Development
5 128 (43.39%) BDD
6 42 (14.24%) OO
7 37 (12.54%) Scrum
8 28 (9.49%) Unit Testing
9 26 (8.81%) Domain-Driven Design
10 20 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.78%) High Availability
11 18 (6.10%) Dependency Injection
11 18 (6.10%) Software Engineering
11 18 (6.10%) Web Development
12 17 (5.76%) SDLC
13 15 (5.08%) MVVM
14 11 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.73%) Kanban
15 8 (2.71%) System Testing
15 8 (2.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 292 (98.98%) C#
2 135 (45.76%) JavaScript
3 110 (37.29%) Ruby
4 57 (19.32%) SQL
5 49 (16.61%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.07%) Java
7 9 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.05%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.69%) XPath
9 4 (1.36%) XQuery
10 3 (1.02%) Python
11 2 (0.68%) C
11 2 (0.68%) C++
11 2 (0.68%) Delphi
12 1 (0.34%) Fortran
12 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.69%) Degree
3 4 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Endace
1 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 94 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.80%) Google
3 15 (5.08%) Facebook
4 9 (3.05%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.68%) Capita
5 2 (0.68%) HP
5 2 (0.68%) SAP
5 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.34%) Embarcadero
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle