Period
to 20 September 2018

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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 69 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 -6
Permanent jobs citing WCF 28 27 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.40% 2.61% 5.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.69% 5.54% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 70
Staffordshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,950 £20,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,400 £52,000 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 289 487 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.12% 47.05% 53.13%
Number of salaries quoted 272 415 614
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.33%
10th Percentile £22,550 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £52,500 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in Staffordshire

WCF
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for WCF in Staffordshire

WCF
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in Staffordshire

WCF
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent +15 22 £45,000 +80.00% 5
Stafford +23 4 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Tamworth +2 1 £45,000 +28.57% 5
WCF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (75.00%) SQL
4 19 (67.86%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) .NET Framework
5 18 (64.29%) Entity Framework
5 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
6 17 (60.71%) T-SQL
7 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
8 15 (53.57%) XML
8 15 (53.57%) MVC
9 13 (46.43%) TDD
9 13 (46.43%) HTML
9 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
10 12 (42.86%) Web Services
10 12 (42.86%) NUnit
10 12 (42.86%) RESTful
11 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (39.29%) WinForms
12 10 (35.71%) OOP
12 10 (35.71%) CSS
12 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
13 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (32.14%) REST
13 9 (32.14%) OOD
14 8 (28.57%) Ajax

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Azure Functions
2 5 (17.86%) Google Analytics
2 5 (17.86%) Serverless
3 4 (14.29%) IaaS
3 4 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (17.86%) Redis
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 12 (42.86%) NUnit
3 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (28.57%) NSubstitute
5 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (17.86%) ReSharper
6 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (14.29%) Moq
7 4 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (10.71%) MSI
8 3 (10.71%) WiX
9 2 (7.14%) CruiseControl
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
6 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (10.71%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) UI Developer
8 2 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Azure Developer
9 1 (3.57%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) C# WPF Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 19 (67.86%) .NET Framework
4 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 18 (64.29%) Entity Framework
5 15 (53.57%) XML
6 13 (46.43%) HTML
7 12 (42.86%) RESTful
7 12 (42.86%) Web Services
8 11 (39.29%) WinForms
9 10 (35.71%) CSS
10 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (32.14%) REST
11 8 (28.57%) Ajax
11 8 (28.57%) Ninject
12 7 (25.00%) WPF
13 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (21.43%) jQuery
13 6 (21.43%) XHTML
14 5 (17.86%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) MVC
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 10 (35.71%) OOP
4 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 9 (32.14%) OOD
6 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (25.00%) SOA
8 6 (21.43%) Web Development
9 5 (17.86%) Analytics
9 5 (17.86%) Android Development
9 5 (17.86%) Microservices
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) Mobile First
9 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 5 (17.86%) Web Design
10 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (75.00%) SQL
3 17 (60.71%) T-SQL
4 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
6 5 (17.86%) XPath
7 3 (10.71%) XAML
8 2 (7.14%) Ruby
9 1 (3.57%) VB
9 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
1 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Google
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) DevExpress
3 3 (10.71%) VMware