The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WCF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
Rank 100 116 83
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2405 2814 3541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.72% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 7.10% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2234 2567 3221
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 33911 39617 40053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.92% 38.35% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 28948 34112 33994
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 2279 £45,000 -5.26% 313
London +16 864 £55,000 - 109
South East +43 482 £45,000 - 45
Yorkshire +13 204 £40,000 -4.76% 27
North West -20 203 £40,000 - 32
East of England -11 192 £42,500 -13.70% 40
South West +33 155 £42,000 +5.00% 21
West Yorkshire +4 147 £39,000 -7.14% 11
Manchester -27 140 £40,000 -15.78% 20
Hampshire +55 122 £40,000 -11.11% 13
West Midlands -38 111 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Leeds +13 97 £38,250 -13.06% 8
Surrey +9 86 £53,000 +11.57% 7
Hertfordshire +22 83 £42,000 -20.00% 12
City of London +36 77 £65,000 +13.04% 13
Kent +32 58 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 57 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Scotland +51 54 £45,000 +16.88% 9
Berkshire -8 54 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 50 £45,000 - 2
Bristol -6 49 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Sussex +2 48 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Cambridge -13 40 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Milton Keynes -10 39 £45,000 +1.12%
Wales +10 37 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -52 37 £40,000 - 15
Cheshire +3 36 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Birmingham -16 35 £45,000 +19.20% 6
East Sussex +16 34 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Somerset +11 32 £42,000 -0.59% 4

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WCF.

1 4897 (97.26%) C#
2 4847 (96.27%) .NET
3 3608 (71.66%) ASP.NET
4 3558 (70.67%) MVC
5 3554 (70.59%) SQL Server
6 3207 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2650 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2414 (47.94%) TDD
9 2121 (42.13%) JavaScript
10 2068 (41.07%) SQL
11 2046 (40.64%) .NET Framework
12 1868 (37.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1858 (36.90%) HTML
14 1624 (32.25%) WPF
15 1621 (32.19%) CSS
16 1511 (30.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 1417 (28.14%) Web Application Development
18 1413 (28.06%) Entity Framework
19 1409 (27.98%) Microsoft
20 1344 (26.69%) Web Services
21 1220 (24.23%) BDD
22 1166 (23.16%) AngularJS
23 1154 (22.92%) OO
24 1136 (22.56%) Scrum
24 1136 (22.56%) SQL Server 2014
25 1133 (22.50%) jQuery
26 1101 (21.87%) Finance
27 1055 (20.95%) Git (software)
28 1054 (20.93%) RESTful
29 955 (18.97%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 285 (5.66%) IIS
2 238 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
3 182 (3.61%) CMS
4 172 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 136 (2.70%) Umbraco
6 106 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 101 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
8 78 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 74 (1.47%) EPiServer
10 71 (1.41%) NServiceBus
11 61 (1.21%) Kentico
12 49 (0.97%) Sitefinity
13 46 (0.91%) DNN
14 43 (0.85%) Immediacy CMS
15 31 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 30 (0.60%) Confluence
17 18 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (0.34%) Commerce Server
19 14 (0.28%) Apache Solr
20 11 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 440 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 37 (0.73%) MS Office
3 12 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.079%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.079%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.060%) MS Project
6 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 87 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.040%) Eze OMS
5 2 (0.040%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.020%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.020%) RMDS
6 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 547 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 247 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (1.45%) Google Play
4 70 (1.39%) SaaS
5 69 (1.37%) PaaS
6 41 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.64%) GitHub
8 21 (0.42%) Office 365
9 8 (0.16%) iPaaS
10 7 (0.14%) Asana
10 7 (0.14%) Slack
11 4 (0.079%) Boomi
11 4 (0.079%) IaaS
12 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.020%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.020%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.020%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 198 (3.93%) Internet
2 53 (1.05%) HTTP
3 51 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.38%) SSL
5 18 (0.36%) Network Security
6 14 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.26%) SMTP
8 12 (0.24%) DNS
9 8 (0.16%) Firewall
9 8 (0.16%) RS-232
10 7 (0.14%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.12%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.12%) Intranet
12 5 (0.099%) FTP
12 5 (0.099%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.099%) SMPP
13 4 (0.079%) Bluetooth
13 4 (0.079%) NFC
13 4 (0.079%) SMS
14 2 (0.040%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3554 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 1136 (22.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 907 (18.01%) NoSQL
4 314 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 280 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 264 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 239 (4.75%) Relational Database
8 198 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
9 191 (3.79%) MongoDB
10 169 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 133 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 98 (1.95%) MySQL
13 80 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
13 80 (1.59%) Big Data
14 64 (1.27%) Redis
15 61 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 48 (0.95%) RavenDB
17 45 (0.89%) RDBMS
18 42 (0.83%) Couchbase
19 38 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1055 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 758 (15.05%) NUnit
3 627 (12.45%) Visual Studio
4 565 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 420 (8.34%) Rhino Mocks
6 372 (7.39%) Subversion
7 317 (6.30%) Moq
8 278 (5.52%) MSTest
9 215 (4.27%) TeamCity
10 124 (2.46%) JIRA
11 98 (1.95%) SpecFlow
12 96 (1.91%) Selenium
13 89 (1.77%) Jenkins
14 61 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
15 49 (0.97%) NuGet
16 39 (0.77%) MSBuild
17 38 (0.75%) Bugzilla
18 35 (0.70%) Trac
19 32 (0.64%) ReSharper
20 26 (0.52%) Cucumber
General
1 1101 (21.87%) Finance
2 406 (8.06%) Banking
3 381 (7.57%) Games
4 162 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 146 (2.90%) Marketing
6 116 (2.30%) Advertising
7 114 (2.26%) Music Industry
8 97 (1.93%) Retail
9 67 (1.33%) Front Office
10 54 (1.07%) Back Office
11 45 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 36 (0.71%) Legal
13 34 (0.68%) Electronics
14 32 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.46%) Publishing
17 12 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
18 9 (0.18%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.14%) Automotive
19 7 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4466 (88.70%) Developer
2 3251 (64.57%) .NET Developer
3 2333 (46.34%) C# Developer
4 1568 (31.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 862 (17.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 800 (15.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 657 (13.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 634 (12.59%) Senior Developer
9 540 (10.72%) Software Developer
10 396 (7.86%) .NET Software Developer
11 384 (7.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 377 (7.49%) SQL Developer
13 353 (7.01%) Senior C# Developer
14 311 (6.18%) C# Software Developer
15 280 (5.56%) Junior
16 278 (5.52%) Junior Developer
17 270 (5.36%) Agile Developer
18 258 (5.12%) Agile .NET Developer
19 256 (5.08%) WCF Developer
20 251 (4.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4847 (96.27%) .NET
2 3608 (71.66%) ASP.NET
3 2650 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2046 (40.64%) .NET Framework
5 1868 (37.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1858 (36.90%) HTML
7 1624 (32.25%) WPF
8 1621 (32.19%) CSS
9 1511 (30.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1413 (28.06%) Entity Framework
11 1344 (26.69%) Web Services
12 1166 (23.16%) AngularJS
13 1133 (22.50%) jQuery
14 1054 (20.93%) RESTful
15 933 (18.53%) Node.js
16 904 (17.95%) XML
17 745 (14.80%) HTML5
18 695 (13.80%) LINQ
19 643 (12.77%) Ajax
20 625 (12.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 394 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 339 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
3 173 (3.44%) Mobile App
4 132 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 122 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 116 (2.30%) Social Network
8 112 (2.22%) User Experience
9 106 (2.11%) Social Media
10 92 (1.83%) BBC
11 84 (1.67%) Fintech
12 74 (1.47%) iPhone
13 66 (1.31%) N-Tier
14 65 (1.29%) Xbox
15 64 (1.27%) Tandem
16 58 (1.15%) Blog
17 53 (1.05%) Streaming Music
18 46 (0.91%) iPad
19 42 (0.83%) Fixed Income
20 37 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 807 (16.03%) Windows
2 116 (2.30%) Android
3 87 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 35 (0.70%) Unix
5 34 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 31 (0.62%) Linux
8 10 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.040%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.020%) CentOS
13 1 (0.020%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.020%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.020%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3558 (70.67%) MVC
2 3207 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2414 (47.94%) TDD
4 1417 (28.14%) Web Application Development
5 1220 (24.23%) BDD
6 1154 (22.92%) OO
7 1136 (22.56%) Scrum
8 620 (12.31%) Software Engineering
9 569 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
10 546 (10.84%) Web Development
11 473 (9.39%) Unit Testing
12 437 (8.68%) SOA
13 420 (8.34%) SDLC
14 397 (7.88%) Dependency Injection
15 389 (7.73%) Kanban
16 378 (7.51%) MVVM
17 355 (7.05%) Multithreading
18 353 (7.01%) SOLID
19 317 (6.30%) OOP
20 283 (5.62%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 4897 (97.26%) C#
2 2121 (42.13%) JavaScript
3 2068 (41.07%) SQL
4 955 (18.97%) T-SQL
5 757 (15.03%) Ruby
6 464 (9.22%) VB.NET
7 278 (5.52%) Java
8 273 (5.42%) C++
9 175 (3.48%) VB
10 135 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 128 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 117 (2.32%) TypeScript
13 80 (1.59%) Python
14 72 (1.43%) F#
15 71 (1.41%) XAML
16 65 (1.29%) C
17 64 (1.27%) VBA
18 30 (0.60%) XPath
19 24 (0.48%) VB6
20 17 (0.34%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 542 (10.76%) Degree
2 90 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (0.62%) Security Cleared
4 28 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 21 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.20%) MCSD
7 9 (0.18%) MCP
8 6 (0.12%) HNC
8 6 (0.12%) HND
8 6 (0.12%) MCITP
8 6 (0.12%) MCTS
9 4 (0.079%) MCPD
10 3 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.060%) NVQ Level 4
10 3 (0.060%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.020%) CCNA
11 1 (0.020%) CCNP
11 1 (0.020%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.020%) MCSA
11 1 (0.020%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (2.52%) QA
2 6 (0.12%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.12%) MiFID
3 5 (0.099%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.040%) EMIR
4 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.020%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.020%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (1.75%) Docker
2 29 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.040%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.040%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.020%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.020%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (0.93%) Kibana
2 27 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.52%) Puppet
4 3 (0.060%) logstash
5 2 (0.040%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.040%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.040%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.020%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.020%) Rancher
6 1 (0.020%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1409 (27.98%) Microsoft
2 259 (5.14%) Google
3 202 (4.01%) Oracle
4 149 (2.96%) Facebook
5 96 (1.91%) Apple
6 92 (1.83%) Sony
6 92 (1.83%) Yahoo!
7 86 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 48 (0.95%) Xamarin
9 44 (0.87%) IBM
10 43 (0.85%) Alterian
11 36 (0.71%) SAP
12 24 (0.48%) Telerik
13 16 (0.32%) Tableau
14 13 (0.26%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.26%) Informatica
14 13 (0.26%) Teradata
15 11 (0.22%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.22%) Sybase
16 10 (0.20%) Atlassian
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k plus pension, 25 days, flexi time, training + more
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: to 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 23 days holiday, 3% pension
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits, progression & training
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: Yesterday