Period
to 20 November 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 85 42
Rank change year-on-year +38 -43 +14
Permanent jobs citing WCF 33 18 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.48% 1.49% 6.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.60% 3.56% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 32 10 75
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £29,865 £19,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,875 £52,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +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 262 505 674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.60% 41.91% 54.98%
Number of salaries quoted 252 421 607
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £57,500
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 November 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 November 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 +13 23 £45,000 +109.30% 5
Stafford - 5 £33,900 - 2
Tamworth +6 1 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Cannock - 1 £37,500 -
WCF
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 33 (100.00%) C#
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (75.76%) SQL
3 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (66.67%) Windows
5 21 (63.64%) Visual Studio
6 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
7 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
7 18 (54.55%) MVC
8 16 (48.48%) TDD
8 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
8 16 (48.48%) XML
8 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
9 15 (45.45%) Entity Framework
9 15 (45.45%) NUnit
10 13 (39.39%) WinForms
10 13 (39.39%) REST
10 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (36.36%) OOP
12 11 (33.33%) OOD
12 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (33.33%) ReSharper
13 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
13 10 (30.30%) Dependency Injection
13 10 (30.30%) Inversion of Control
13 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (30.30%) Ninject
13 10 (30.30%) NSubstitute
13 10 (30.30%) HTML

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 2 (6.06%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Azure Functions
2 4 (12.12%) Google Analytics
2 4 (12.12%) Serverless
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (12.12%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.12%) Redis
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 15 (45.45%) NUnit
3 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (33.33%) ReSharper
5 10 (30.30%) NSubstitute
6 5 (15.15%) CruiseControl
6 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
6 5 (15.15%) Moq
6 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.18%) Automotive
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Software Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Software Manager
6 4 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (12.12%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
7 3 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering Manager
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Junior Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.03%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
4 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
4 16 (48.48%) XML
5 15 (45.45%) Entity Framework
6 13 (39.39%) REST
6 13 (39.39%) WinForms
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (30.30%) HTML
8 10 (30.30%) Ninject
9 9 (27.27%) LINQ
9 9 (27.27%) RESTful
10 8 (24.24%) XSD
11 7 (21.21%) Ajax
11 7 (21.21%) CSS
12 6 (18.18%) ADO.NET
12 6 (18.18%) Web Services
13 5 (15.15%) jQuery
13 5 (15.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) MVC
3 16 (48.48%) TDD
4 12 (36.36%) OOP
5 11 (33.33%) OOD
6 10 (30.30%) Dependency Injection
6 10 (30.30%) Inversion of Control
6 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Migration
7 8 (24.24%) SOA
7 8 (24.24%) SOLID
8 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) Analytics
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) Web Development
10 4 (12.12%) Android Development
10 4 (12.12%) Microservices
10 4 (12.12%) Mob Programming
10 4 (12.12%) Mobile First
10 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (75.76%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) C++
5 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.12%) XPath
7 3 (9.09%) XAML
8 1 (3.03%) F#
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Google
2 3 (9.09%) DevExpress
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Xamarin