Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 93 89
Rank change year-on-year -77 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,790 3,191 3,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.00% 3.18% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.15% 7.70% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 2,866 3,314
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,125 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,915 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.03% -

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 34,762 41,427 41,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.91% 41.27% 38.74%
Number of salaries quoted 28,587 35,007 35,739
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -38 767 £47,500 +5.56% 83
North of England -63 414 £45,000 +5.88% 96
North West -50 294 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Midlands -41 187 £42,500 +13.33% 56
East of England -97 171 £47,500 - 34
South West -74 137 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire -54 103 £45,000 -2.17% 34
West Midlands +14 96 £45,000 +12.50% 29
East Midlands -61 91 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Scotland -20 73 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Northern Ireland +9 22 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales -63 19 £44,000 +10.00% 5
North East -11 17 £35,750 -20.56% 3
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,741 (97.26%) C#
2 1,715 (95.81%) .NET
3 1,185 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1,169 (65.31%) ASP.NET
5 1,100 (61.45%) SQL Server
6 1,058 (59.11%) MVC
7 882 (49.27%) SQL
8 726 (40.56%) JavaScript
9 714 (39.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 709 (39.61%) TDD
11 686 (38.32%) .NET Framework
12 638 (35.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 608 (33.97%) HTML
14 607 (33.91%) Microsoft
15 599 (33.46%) Web Services
16 550 (30.73%) CSS
17 485 (27.09%) Scrum
18 467 (26.09%) jQuery
19 463 (25.87%) Entity Framework
20 449 (25.08%) Visual Studio
21 429 (23.97%) WPF
22 421 (23.52%) OO
23 415 (23.18%) RESTful
24 413 (23.07%) Git (software)
25 399 (22.29%) Microsoft Azure
26 396 (22.12%) AngularJS
27 318 (17.77%) XML
28 294 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
29 292 (16.31%) T-SQL
30 288 (16.09%) SOAP

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
1 130 (7.26%) IIS
2 82 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 31 (1.73%) CMS
4 29 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.62%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.17%) Confluence
8 20 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.56%) Documentum
9 10 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.45%) Kentico
11 7 (0.39%) Apache
12 6 (0.34%) nginx
13 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.22%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.17%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.056%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 38 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 399 (22.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (2.79%) SaaS
4 48 (2.68%) PaaS
4 48 (2.68%) Serverless
5 37 (2.07%) Azure Functions
6 18 (1.01%) IaaS
7 15 (0.84%) GitHub
8 14 (0.78%) Office 365
9 11 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.34%) Google Play
12 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.28%) npm
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.22%) Scribe Online
14 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.17%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.25%) Internet
2 29 (1.62%) HTTP
2 29 (1.62%) Hyperconnected
3 14 (0.78%) DNS
4 8 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.34%) IMAP
6 6 (0.34%) SMTP
6 6 (0.34%) SSL
7 5 (0.28%) Network Security
7 5 (0.28%) SMS
7 5 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.11%) NAS
9 2 (0.11%) SAN
10 1 (0.056%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,100 (61.45%) SQL Server
2 262 (14.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 191 (10.67%) NoSQL
4 86 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 62 (3.46%) Relational Database
6 62 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (3.30%) MongoDB
8 55 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 54 (3.02%) MySQL
10 48 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 34 (1.90%) Oracle Database
13 33 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.73%) Blockchain
18 12 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 449 (25.08%) Visual Studio
2 413 (23.07%) Git (software)
3 282 (15.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 190 (10.61%) NUnit
5 84 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 66 (3.69%) JIRA
7 65 (3.63%) MSTest
8 62 (3.46%) Jenkins
9 56 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 56 (3.13%) StyleCop
10 53 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 47 (2.63%) Selenium
12 37 (2.07%) Subversion
13 34 (1.90%) ReSharper
14 21 (1.17%) SpecFlow
15 18 (1.01%) Bitbucket
15 18 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.01%) Moq
16 12 (0.67%) gulp
16 12 (0.67%) NSubstitute
General
1 264 (14.75%) Finance
2 110 (6.15%) Games
3 64 (3.58%) Marketing
4 60 (3.35%) Retail
5 44 (2.46%) Banking
6 34 (1.90%) Automotive
7 31 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.68%) Advertising
9 28 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.06%) Electronics
11 13 (0.73%) Back Office
12 11 (0.61%) Legal
13 7 (0.39%) Law
13 7 (0.39%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
16 3 (0.17%) German Language
17 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 1,481 (82.74%) Developer
2 1,036 (57.88%) .NET Developer
3 602 (33.63%) C# Developer
4 465 (25.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 262 (14.64%) Software Developer
6 241 (13.46%) Senior Developer
7 195 (10.89%) ASP.NET Developer
8 183 (10.22%) .NET Software Developer
9 182 (10.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 171 (9.55%) Senior .NET Developer
11 154 (8.60%) C# Software Developer
11 154 (8.60%) Software Engineer
12 103 (5.75%) Senior C# Developer
13 92 (5.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 87 (4.86%) .NET Software Engineer
15 85 (4.75%) SQL Developer
16 84 (4.69%) C# Software Engineer
17 80 (4.47%) Junior
18 75 (4.19%) Web Developer
19 70 (3.91%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,715 (95.81%) .NET
2 1,169 (65.31%) ASP.NET
3 714 (39.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 686 (38.32%) .NET Framework
5 638 (35.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 608 (33.97%) HTML
7 599 (33.46%) Web Services
8 550 (30.73%) CSS
9 467 (26.09%) jQuery
10 463 (25.87%) Entity Framework
11 429 (23.97%) WPF
12 415 (23.18%) RESTful
13 396 (22.12%) AngularJS
14 318 (17.77%) XML
15 288 (16.09%) SOAP
16 280 (15.64%) WinForms
17 234 (13.07%) LINQ
18 201 (11.23%) Node.js
19 170 (9.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 167 (9.33%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
2 116 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 65 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (2.68%) N-Tier
6 47 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 44 (2.46%) BBC
7 44 (2.46%) Social Media
8 43 (2.40%) User Experience
9 40 (2.23%) Fintech
10 33 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (1.23%) W3C
12 20 (1.12%) PMI
13 14 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.61%) Reinsurance
15 10 (0.56%) iPad
15 10 (0.56%) Life Science
16 8 (0.45%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.45%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 243 (13.58%) Windows
2 44 (2.46%) Windows Server
3 41 (2.29%) Android
4 36 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.17%) Linux
5 21 (1.17%) Unix
6 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.17%) VMS
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.056%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,185 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,058 (59.11%) MVC
3 709 (39.61%) TDD
4 485 (27.09%) Scrum
5 421 (23.52%) OO
6 294 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
7 285 (15.92%) BDD
8 284 (15.87%) SOLID
9 248 (13.85%) Web Application Development
10 245 (13.69%) Software Engineering
11 241 (13.46%) Unit Testing
12 234 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
13 205 (11.45%) Test Automation
14 201 (11.23%) Web Development
15 165 (9.22%) OOD
16 156 (8.72%) SOA
17 154 (8.60%) MVVM
18 130 (7.26%) Kanban
19 129 (7.21%) OOP
20 122 (6.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,741 (97.26%) C#
2 882 (49.27%) SQL
3 726 (40.56%) JavaScript
4 292 (16.31%) T-SQL
5 170 (9.50%) Ruby
6 117 (6.54%) VB.NET
7 85 (4.75%) Java
8 80 (4.47%) C++
9 77 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 67 (3.74%) VB
11 48 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 42 (2.35%) F#
13 39 (2.18%) TypeScript
14 28 (1.56%) Python
15 17 (0.95%) XPath
16 16 (0.89%) XAML
17 15 (0.84%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.61%) VB6
19 7 (0.39%) C
20 5 (0.28%) ES6
Qualifications
1 159 (8.88%) Degree
2 26 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.17%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (0.56%) MCPD
9 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.17%) HND
10 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.11%) MCITP
11 2 (0.11%) MCSD
11 2 (0.11%) MCSE
11 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.056%) MCTS
12 1 (0.056%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (6.09%) QA
2 12 (0.67%) GDPR
3 10 (0.56%) DICOM
4 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.28%) PMO
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 16 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.56%) Docker
4 8 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.34%) Firmware
6 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (1.28%) Kibana
2 22 (1.23%) Ansible
3 8 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.11%) SCOM
5 1 (0.056%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.056%) Puppet
Vendors
1 607 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 123 (6.87%) Oracle
3 83 (4.64%) Google
4 52 (2.91%) Facebook
5 49 (2.74%) Xamarin
6 46 (2.57%) Apple
7 44 (2.46%) Sony
7 44 (2.46%) Yahoo!
8 21 (1.17%) DevExpress
8 21 (1.17%) SAP
9 17 (0.95%) Telerik
10 13 (0.73%) VMware
11 10 (0.56%) EMC
11 10 (0.56%) Twitter
12 8 (0.45%) Citrix
12 8 (0.45%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.45%) Rackspace
12 8 (0.45%) webMethods
13 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.34%) IBM