Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 99 94
Rank change year-on-year -122 -5 +7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,303 3,078 3,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.59% 3.12% 3.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.17% 7.55% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 2,841 2,840
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 31,243 40,759 39,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.07% 41.28% 40.82%
Number of salaries quoted 25,306 34,544 33,773
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 -54 650 £47,500 +5.56% 40
North of England -117 258 £45,125 +6.18% 45
North West -85 182 £47,500 +18.75% 27
South West -51 135 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Midlands -106 123 £40,000 -9.09% 31
East of England -80 97 £52,500 +10.53% 17
West Midlands -64 68 £42,500 -19.05% 17
Yorkshire -99 65 £45,000 - 17
East Midlands -69 53 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Scotland -110 24 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North East -20 11 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Northern Ireland -24 10 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Wales -35 6 £40,000 - 8
WCF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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 1,251 (96.01%) C#
2 1,245 (95.55%) .NET
3 762 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
4 758 (58.17%) ASP.NET
5 685 (52.57%) SQL
6 657 (50.42%) SQL Server
7 645 (49.50%) JavaScript
8 639 (49.04%) MVC
9 460 (35.30%) .NET Framework
10 441 (33.84%) Web Services
11 425 (32.62%) Microsoft
12 419 (32.16%) HTML
13 411 (31.54%) CSS
14 374 (28.70%) jQuery
15 368 (28.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 365 (28.01%) Scrum
17 364 (27.94%) Visual Studio
18 347 (26.63%) TDD
19 339 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 325 (24.94%) XML
21 317 (24.33%) ASP.NET Web API
22 313 (24.02%) WPF
23 309 (23.71%) OO
24 272 (20.87%) Entity Framework
25 271 (20.80%) Team Foundation Server
26 255 (19.57%) SOAP
27 250 (19.19%) Software Engineering
28 241 (18.50%) Git (software)
29 227 (17.42%) SOLID
30 223 (17.11%) REST

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
1 134 (10.28%) IIS
2 84 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.92%) Umbraco
5 10 (0.77%) Apache
6 9 (0.69%) CMS
7 5 (0.38%) Confluence
8 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.23%) Kentico
9 3 (0.23%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Documentum
10 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.077%) DNN
11 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.077%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.077%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 339 (26.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.68%) Serverless
4 24 (1.84%) Azure Functions
4 24 (1.84%) PaaS
5 22 (1.69%) SaaS
6 12 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.77%) NuGet
8 7 (0.54%) iPaaS
9 5 (0.38%) Office 365
10 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.15%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.077%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.077%) IaaS
12 1 (0.077%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.23%) Internet
2 22 (1.69%) HTTP
3 10 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.61%) SMTP
5 7 (0.54%) DNS
6 6 (0.46%) BGP
6 6 (0.46%) Broadband
6 6 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.46%) EIGRP
6 6 (0.46%) Firewall
6 6 (0.46%) MPLS
6 6 (0.46%) OSPF
6 6 (0.46%) VLAN
6 6 (0.46%) VPN
7 4 (0.31%) FTP
7 4 (0.31%) Hyperconnected
7 4 (0.31%) IMAP
7 4 (0.31%) Network Security
8 2 (0.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (50.42%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.75%) NoSQL
2 88 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 77 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 50 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 45 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (3.45%) MySQL
8 41 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (2.00%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.53%) OLAP
14 17 (1.30%) Redis
15 13 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 364 (27.94%) Visual Studio
2 271 (20.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 241 (18.50%) Git (software)
4 148 (11.36%) NUnit
5 71 (5.45%) TeamCity
6 68 (5.22%) MSTest
7 57 (4.37%) Jenkins
8 48 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 44 (3.38%) JIRA
10 36 (2.76%) Selenium
11 33 (2.53%) StyleCop
12 23 (1.77%) SpecFlow
13 22 (1.69%) Subversion
14 20 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.30%) Moq
16 16 (1.23%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.23%) ReSharper
17 13 (1.00%) SoapUI
18 11 (0.84%) WiX
19 10 (0.77%) gulp
General
1 188 (14.43%) Finance
2 41 (3.15%) Games
3 32 (2.46%) Marketing
4 29 (2.23%) Retail
5 17 (1.30%) Banking
5 17 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.92%) Electronics
6 12 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.54%) Advertising
7 7 (0.54%) Back Office
7 7 (0.54%) Legal
8 6 (0.46%) Law
9 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.38%) Retail Finance
10 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.31%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.077%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.077%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,044 (80.12%) Developer
2 684 (52.49%) .NET Developer
3 519 (39.83%) C# Developer
4 369 (28.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 300 (23.02%) Software Developer
6 245 (18.80%) Senior Developer
7 167 (12.82%) C# Software Developer
8 155 (11.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 139 (10.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 133 (10.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 124 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
12 117 (8.98%) Software Engineer
13 88 (6.75%) Senior C# Developer
14 83 (6.37%) SQL Developer
15 75 (5.76%) C# Software Engineer
15 75 (5.76%) Senior Software Developer
16 69 (5.30%) Lead Developer
17 63 (4.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 62 (4.76%) Junior
19 59 (4.53%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,245 (95.55%) .NET
2 758 (58.17%) ASP.NET
3 460 (35.30%) .NET Framework
4 441 (33.84%) Web Services
5 419 (32.16%) HTML
6 411 (31.54%) CSS
7 374 (28.70%) jQuery
8 368 (28.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 325 (24.94%) XML
10 317 (24.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 313 (24.02%) WPF
12 272 (20.87%) Entity Framework
13 255 (19.57%) SOAP
14 223 (17.11%) REST
15 215 (16.50%) LINQ
16 193 (14.81%) AngularJS
17 185 (14.20%) WinForms
18 183 (14.04%) RESTful
19 142 (10.90%) Ajax
20 115 (8.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (4.07%) Algorithms
3 53 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 29 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 19 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.30%) Robotics
8 17 (1.30%) User Experience
9 15 (1.15%) PMI
10 12 (0.92%) Animation
10 12 (0.92%) BBC
10 12 (0.92%) Photography
10 12 (0.92%) Social Media
11 10 (0.77%) Fintech
11 10 (0.77%) Life Science
12 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.61%) FMCG
14 7 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 206 (15.81%) Windows
2 35 (2.69%) Windows Server
3 27 (2.07%) Android
4 25 (1.92%) Linux
5 20 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.61%) Windows Phone
6 8 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.077%) CentOS
7 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (49.04%) MVC
3 365 (28.01%) Scrum
4 347 (26.63%) TDD
5 309 (23.71%) OO
6 250 (19.19%) Software Engineering
7 227 (17.42%) SOLID
8 200 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
9 197 (15.12%) SOA
10 195 (14.97%) Unit Testing
11 175 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
12 150 (11.51%) DevOps
13 149 (11.44%) Test Automation
14 142 (10.90%) BDD
15 138 (10.59%) Web Development
16 133 (10.21%) Computer Science
17 130 (9.98%) MVVM
18 116 (8.90%) SDLC
19 95 (7.29%) Mentoring
20 94 (7.21%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1,251 (96.01%) C#
2 685 (52.57%) SQL
3 645 (49.50%) JavaScript
4 207 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 78 (5.99%) C++
6 66 (5.07%) Java
7 56 (4.30%) PL/SQL
8 49 (3.76%) VB.NET
9 46 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.15%) VB
11 33 (2.53%) Python
12 32 (2.46%) C
13 29 (2.23%) Ruby
14 23 (1.77%) PHP
15 22 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.23%) VC++
16 16 (1.23%) XAML
17 15 (1.15%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.84%) VBA
19 10 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 201 (15.43%) Degree
2 44 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.15%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.46%) CCNA
6 6 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (0.46%) GIAC
6 6 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.23%) MCSD
9 2 (0.15%) HND
9 2 (0.15%) MBCS
9 2 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.077%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.99%) QA
2 26 (2.00%) DICOM
3 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) PMO
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.077%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (4.30%) Docker
2 10 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.077%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.77%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.54%) Terraform
5 6 (0.46%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.31%) Rancher
7 3 (0.23%) Ansible
7 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.077%) Kibana
8 1 (0.077%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 425 (32.62%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.45%) Oracle
3 30 (2.30%) Xamarin
4 22 (1.69%) Google
5 16 (1.23%) DevExpress
6 14 (1.07%) Apple
7 12 (0.92%) Facebook
7 12 (0.92%) Sony
7 12 (0.92%) Yahoo!
8 11 (0.84%) SAP
9 10 (0.77%) Cisco
9 10 (0.77%) IBM
10 7 (0.54%) SimCorp
11 6 (0.46%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.46%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.46%) Fortinet
11 6 (0.46%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.46%) SonicWALL
12 5 (0.38%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.38%) Telerik