Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 96 88
Rank change year-on-year -53 -8 -9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,035 3,028 3,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.20% 3.12% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 7.56% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,874 2,743 3,359
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 36,605 40,045 42,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.60% 41.31% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30,629 33,797 36,141
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,869 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.74% +5.26% +5.56%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the UK excluding London

WCF
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for WCF in the UK excluding London

WCF
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK excluding London

WCF
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
South East -20 854 £45,500 +1.11% 101
North of England -64 443 £45,000 +5.88% 81
North West -43 317 £45,000 +12.50% 52
Midlands -26 240 £42,500 - 52
East of England -100 185 £45,000 -5.26% 29
South West -49 166 £47,500 +14.46% 33
East Midlands -34 136 £41,250 -2.94% 26
Yorkshire -41 107 £45,000 - 22
Scotland -3 106 £50,000 +11.73% 8
West Midlands -7 104 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Wales -43 29 £44,000 +12.82% 6
North East -29 19 £38,250 -4.38% 7
Northern Ireland +16 11 £37,500 +150.00% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for WCF.

1 1,966 (96.61%) C#
2 1,943 (95.48%) .NET
3 1,372 (67.42%) ASP.NET
4 1,370 (67.32%) Agile Software Development
5 1,283 (63.05%) SQL Server
6 1,277 (62.75%) MVC
7 939 (46.14%) SQL
8 919 (45.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 846 (41.57%) TDD
10 811 (39.85%) JavaScript
11 808 (39.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 769 (37.79%) .NET Framework
13 688 (33.81%) Microsoft
14 672 (33.02%) HTML
15 648 (31.84%) Web Services
16 627 (30.81%) CSS
17 566 (27.81%) Entity Framework
18 543 (26.68%) Git (software)
19 509 (25.01%) Scrum
20 506 (24.86%) RESTful
21 499 (24.52%) WPF
22 488 (23.98%) OO
23 473 (23.24%) AngularJS
24 471 (23.14%) jQuery
25 436 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
26 423 (20.79%) Visual Studio
27 384 (18.87%) BDD
28 371 (18.23%) SQL Server 2016
29 362 (17.79%) Web Application Development
30 329 (16.17%) T-SQL

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 117 (5.75%) IIS
2 85 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
3 42 (2.06%) CMS
4 41 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 32 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 29 (1.43%) Confluence
8 26 (1.28%) Umbraco
9 18 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.29%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.25%) Apache
12 5 (0.25%) nginx
12 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.15%) Kentico
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.049%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 22 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.20%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.049%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 436 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.70%) SaaS
4 47 (2.31%) PaaS
5 40 (1.97%) Serverless
6 30 (1.47%) Azure Functions
7 27 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (1.13%) Office 365
9 22 (1.08%) IaaS
10 18 (0.88%) Google Play
11 17 (0.84%) GitHub
12 11 (0.54%) npm
13 8 (0.39%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.20%) Scribe Online
16 2 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.098%) NuGet
17 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.049%) Trello
17 1 (0.049%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.36%) Internet
2 27 (1.33%) Hyperconnected
3 24 (1.18%) HTTP
4 12 (0.59%) SSL
4 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.44%) Intranet
6 8 (0.39%) DNS
7 7 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.34%) NAS
7 7 (0.34%) SAN
7 7 (0.34%) SMS
8 6 (0.29%) IMAP
8 6 (0.29%) Network Security
8 6 (0.29%) SMTP
9 2 (0.098%) Wireless
10 1 (0.049%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,283 (63.05%) SQL Server
2 371 (18.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 268 (13.17%) NoSQL
4 89 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 87 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (3.59%) MongoDB
8 66 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 54 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 52 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 48 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 40 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
12 40 (1.97%) MySQL
13 29 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 20 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
16 18 (0.88%) Power BI
17 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (0.79%) Blockchain
19 14 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 543 (26.68%) Git (software)
2 423 (20.79%) Visual Studio
3 292 (14.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 205 (10.07%) NUnit
5 100 (4.91%) TeamCity
6 73 (3.59%) MSTest
7 66 (3.24%) JIRA
8 63 (3.10%) Jenkins
9 59 (2.90%) StyleCop
10 55 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 45 (2.21%) Selenium
12 43 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 40 (1.97%) Subversion
14 29 (1.43%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.28%) ReSharper
16 24 (1.18%) Bitbucket
17 17 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 14 (0.69%) Ranorex
20 12 (0.59%) NSubstitute
General
1 282 (13.86%) Finance
2 147 (7.22%) Games
3 77 (3.78%) Retail
4 74 (3.64%) Marketing
5 58 (2.85%) Advertising
6 54 (2.65%) Banking
7 42 (2.06%) Automotive
8 35 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.08%) Legal
11 21 (1.03%) Electronics
12 12 (0.59%) Back Office
13 11 (0.54%) Law
14 9 (0.44%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) German Language
16 3 (0.15%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.098%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.098%) Portuguese Language
17 2 (0.098%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,687 (82.90%) Developer
2 1,191 (58.53%) .NET Developer
3 654 (32.14%) C# Developer
4 498 (24.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 272 (13.37%) Software Developer
6 216 (10.61%) Senior Developer
7 211 (10.37%) Software Engineer
8 210 (10.32%) ASP.NET Developer
9 208 (10.22%) .NET Software Developer
10 197 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 169 (8.30%) C# Software Developer
12 148 (7.27%) Senior .NET Developer
13 112 (5.50%) .NET Software Engineer
14 106 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 101 (4.96%) C# Software Engineer
16 96 (4.72%) SQL Developer
17 90 (4.42%) Senior C# Developer
18 81 (3.98%) Junior
19 80 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
20 78 (3.83%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,943 (95.48%) .NET
2 1,372 (67.42%) ASP.NET
3 919 (45.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 808 (39.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 769 (37.79%) .NET Framework
6 672 (33.02%) HTML
7 648 (31.84%) Web Services
8 627 (30.81%) CSS
9 566 (27.81%) Entity Framework
10 506 (24.86%) RESTful
11 499 (24.52%) WPF
12 473 (23.24%) AngularJS
13 471 (23.14%) jQuery
14 319 (15.68%) Node.js
15 312 (15.33%) XML
16 298 (14.64%) WinForms
17 275 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 275 (13.51%) SOAP
18 252 (12.38%) LINQ
19 208 (10.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.65%) Greenfield Project
2 130 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 100 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 84 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 63 (3.10%) User Experience
7 58 (2.85%) N-Tier
8 51 (2.51%) Algorithms
9 42 (2.06%) Fintech
9 42 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 39 (1.92%) BBC
10 39 (1.92%) Social Media
11 20 (0.98%) W3C
12 18 (0.88%) iPhone
12 18 (0.88%) Social Network
13 14 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.69%) Music Streaming
14 11 (0.54%) iPad
14 11 (0.54%) PMI
14 11 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 279 (13.71%) Windows
2 57 (2.80%) Android
3 38 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 37 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.33%) Linux
6 26 (1.28%) Unix
7 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.098%) VMS
12 1 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,370 (67.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,277 (62.75%) MVC
3 846 (41.57%) TDD
4 509 (25.01%) Scrum
5 488 (23.98%) OO
6 384 (18.87%) BDD
7 362 (17.79%) Web Application Development
8 290 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
8 290 (14.25%) Software Engineering
9 281 (13.81%) Unit Testing
10 268 (13.17%) SOLID
11 248 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
12 235 (11.55%) Test Automation
13 221 (10.86%) Web Development
14 169 (8.30%) OOP
15 167 (8.21%) OOD
16 159 (7.81%) SOA
17 157 (7.71%) MVVM
18 155 (7.62%) SDLC
19 134 (6.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,966 (96.61%) C#
2 939 (46.14%) SQL
3 811 (39.85%) JavaScript
4 329 (16.17%) T-SQL
5 269 (13.22%) Ruby
6 184 (9.04%) VB.NET
7 90 (4.42%) VB
8 89 (4.37%) Java
9 80 (3.93%) C++
10 76 (3.73%) PL/SQL
11 54 (2.65%) F#
12 49 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 47 (2.31%) PowerShell
14 33 (1.62%) Python
15 22 (1.08%) XAML
16 20 (0.98%) XPath
17 18 (0.88%) VB6
18 11 (0.54%) Objective-C
19 8 (0.39%) C
20 7 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 159 (7.81%) Degree
2 23 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.03%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.74%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.49%) MCPD
8 8 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.20%) MCTS
10 3 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.098%) MCITP
11 2 (0.098%) MCSD
11 2 (0.098%) MCSE
12 1 (0.049%) CEH
12 1 (0.049%) MCP
12 1 (0.049%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.049%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.60%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) GDPR
3 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) PMO
6 4 (0.20%) DICOM
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 22 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.34%) Terminal Server
5 6 (0.29%) Docker
5 6 (0.29%) Firmware
5 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (1.82%) Kibana
2 31 (1.52%) Ansible
3 10 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.098%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.098%) SCCM
5 2 (0.098%) SCOM
5 2 (0.098%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.049%) Puppet
Vendors
1 688 (33.81%) Microsoft
2 125 (6.14%) Oracle
3 107 (5.26%) Google
4 64 (3.14%) Facebook
5 46 (2.26%) Xamarin
6 42 (2.06%) Apple
7 39 (1.92%) Sony
7 39 (1.92%) Yahoo!
8 23 (1.13%) SAP
9 21 (1.03%) DevExpress
10 17 (0.84%) VMware
11 13 (0.64%) Citrix
12 12 (0.59%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.59%) webMethods
13 6 (0.29%) IBM
13 6 (0.29%) LexisNexis
13 6 (0.29%) Twitter
14 5 (0.25%) Sage
14 5 (0.25%) Tableau
14 5 (0.25%) Telerik