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 30 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 102 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2422 2848 3515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.90% 3.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.85% 7.49% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2244 2596 3202
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 35365 38042 41075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.35% 38.74% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29801 32969 35091
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.20% +3.75%  

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -14 2271 £45,000 - 295
London -4 884 £55,000 - 91
South East -15 397 £45,000 +5.88% 59
East of England +10 272 £45,000 -10.00% 30
North West -35 210 £40,000 +2.56% 40
South West +32 156 £40,000 -3.61% 24
Yorkshire -3 143 £40,000 -5.32% 17
Hampshire +38 128 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Manchester -32 124 £40,000 - 26
Cambridgeshire +23 94 £45,344 -9.31% 8
West Yorkshire -34 89 £40,000 -5.88% 11
West Midlands -47 88 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East Midlands -17 82 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Surrey -10 77 £50,000 - 13
Hertfordshire +20 76 £47,500 - 9
Scotland +40 69 £45,000 +12.50% 8
City of London +10 69 £62,500 +4.16% 10
Cambridge +2 59 £50,000 -3.84% 5
Leeds -30 54 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Cheshire -32 51 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -3 47 £40,000 -15.78% 6
West Sussex 0 44 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Bristol -3 43 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East -6 40 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Tyne and Wear +3 39 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Essex -11 39 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Somerset +18 38 £42,500 +4.29% 3
Bedfordshire +2 38 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Nottinghamshire -20 37 £40,000 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 35 £40,000 +6.66% 3

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 4747 (97.53%) C#
2 4696 (96.49%) .NET
3 3622 (74.42%) SQL Server
4 3529 (72.51%) ASP.NET
5 3472 (71.34%) MVC
6 3232 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2618 (53.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2423 (49.78%) TDD
9 2049 (42.10%) JavaScript
10 1964 (40.35%) .NET Framework
11 1951 (40.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1877 (38.57%) SQL
13 1713 (35.20%) HTML
14 1662 (34.15%) WPF
15 1514 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1479 (30.39%) CSS
17 1470 (30.20%) Web Application Development
18 1387 (28.50%) Entity Framework
19 1364 (28.03%) BDD
20 1351 (27.76%) Microsoft
21 1259 (25.87%) Web Services
22 1237 (25.42%) AngularJS
23 1177 (24.18%) RESTful
24 1121 (23.03%) OO
25 1101 (22.62%) Git (software)
26 1095 (22.50%) Scrum
27 1026 (21.08%) Finance
27 1026 (21.08%) jQuery
28 1015 (20.85%) Node.js
29 972 (19.97%) NoSQL

WCF
Co-occurring 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
1 238 (4.89%) IIS
2 216 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 192 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 175 (3.60%) CMS
5 114 (2.34%) Umbraco
6 111 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 109 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 69 (1.42%) EPiServer
9 64 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 57 (1.17%) Kentico
11 55 (1.13%) NServiceBus
12 40 (0.82%) Sitefinity
13 39 (0.80%) DNN
13 39 (0.80%) Immediacy CMS
14 27 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.51%) Confluence
16 18 (0.37%) Apache
17 17 (0.35%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 11 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 69 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.082%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 84 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.021%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.021%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.021%) RMDS
5 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.021%) Softmar
5 1 (0.021%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 594 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 267 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (1.60%) SaaS
4 76 (1.56%) Google Play
5 71 (1.46%) PaaS
6 40 (0.82%) GitHub
7 31 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.51%) Office 365
9 17 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
9 17 (0.35%) iPaaS
10 12 (0.25%) Boomi
11 10 (0.21%) Slack
12 7 (0.14%) Asana
12 7 (0.14%) IaaS
13 3 (0.062%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.021%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.021%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.021%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.021%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.021%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 222 (4.56%) Internet
2 68 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 57 (1.17%) HTTP
4 20 (0.41%) Network Security
5 19 (0.39%) SMTP
6 17 (0.35%) Kerberos
7 16 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 16 (0.33%) RS-232
8 15 (0.31%) SSL
9 13 (0.27%) DNS
10 11 (0.23%) FTP
11 7 (0.14%) Firewall
11 7 (0.14%) Intranet
11 7 (0.14%) Skype
12 5 (0.10%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.062%) AMQP
13 3 (0.062%) LDAP
13 3 (0.062%) Multicast
13 3 (0.062%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.041%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3622 (74.42%) SQL Server
2 972 (19.97%) NoSQL
3 971 (19.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 449 (9.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 282 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 280 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 275 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 243 (4.99%) MongoDB
9 239 (4.91%) Relational Database
10 192 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 135 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 75 (1.54%) Redis
13 71 (1.46%) MySQL
14 67 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
15 58 (1.19%) Big Data
16 57 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 48 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 40 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
19 39 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
20 37 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1101 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 738 (15.16%) NUnit
3 598 (12.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 597 (12.27%) Visual Studio
5 392 (8.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 355 (7.29%) Subversion
7 314 (6.45%) Moq
8 224 (4.60%) TeamCity
9 221 (4.54%) MSTest
10 155 (3.18%) JIRA
11 112 (2.30%) SpecFlow
12 88 (1.81%) Jenkins
12 88 (1.81%) Selenium
13 54 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 53 (1.09%) MSBuild
15 48 (0.99%) NuGet
16 42 (0.86%) Jasmine
17 40 (0.82%) ReSharper
18 37 (0.76%) WiX
19 35 (0.72%) Bugzilla
General
1 1026 (21.08%) Finance
2 433 (8.90%) Banking
3 405 (8.32%) Games
4 180 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 159 (3.27%) Marketing
6 139 (2.86%) Advertising
7 117 (2.40%) Music Industry
8 102 (2.10%) Retail
9 63 (1.29%) Front Office
10 49 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.97%) Legal
12 46 (0.95%) Electronics
13 41 (0.84%) Telecoms
14 39 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.76%) Back Office
16 25 (0.51%) Publishing
17 14 (0.29%) Law
18 11 (0.23%) Local Government
19 9 (0.18%) Automotive
20 5 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4340 (89.17%) Developer
2 3129 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 2251 (46.25%) C# Developer
4 1475 (30.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 867 (17.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 818 (16.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 667 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 611 (12.55%) Senior Developer
9 522 (10.73%) Software Developer
10 396 (8.14%) .NET Software Developer
11 370 (7.60%) SQL Developer
12 362 (7.44%) Senior .NET Developer
13 358 (7.36%) C# Software Developer
14 331 (6.80%) Senior C# Developer
15 260 (5.34%) Software Engineer
16 236 (4.85%) Agile Developer
16 236 (4.85%) Lead Developer
17 227 (4.66%) Agile .NET Developer
18 224 (4.60%) Junior
19 221 (4.54%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4696 (96.49%) .NET
2 3529 (72.51%) ASP.NET
3 2618 (53.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1964 (40.35%) .NET Framework
5 1951 (40.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1713 (35.20%) HTML
7 1662 (34.15%) WPF
8 1514 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1479 (30.39%) CSS
10 1387 (28.50%) Entity Framework
11 1259 (25.87%) Web Services
12 1237 (25.42%) AngularJS
13 1177 (24.18%) RESTful
14 1026 (21.08%) jQuery
15 1015 (20.85%) Node.js
16 854 (17.55%) XML
17 726 (14.92%) HTML5
18 676 (13.89%) LINQ
19 626 (12.86%) KnockoutJS
20 611 (12.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 525 (10.79%) Greenfield Project
2 384 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 316 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
4 157 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 131 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 125 (2.57%) Client/Server
7 120 (2.47%) Hedge funds
8 108 (2.22%) Fintech
9 105 (2.16%) User Experience
10 102 (2.10%) Social Media
11 97 (1.99%) Social Network
12 96 (1.97%) N-Tier
13 95 (1.95%) BBC
14 81 (1.66%) iPhone
15 62 (1.27%) Streaming Music
16 55 (1.13%) Tandem
17 43 (0.88%) Fixed Income
18 42 (0.86%) Xbox
19 35 (0.72%) Clustering
20 34 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 779 (16.01%) Windows
2 156 (3.21%) Android
3 63 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 46 (0.95%) Linux
5 44 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.31%) Mac OS
6 15 (0.31%) Unix
6 15 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 15 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.12%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.10%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.062%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.041%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.041%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.021%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3472 (71.34%) MVC
2 3232 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2423 (49.78%) TDD
4 1470 (30.20%) Web Application Development
5 1364 (28.03%) BDD
6 1121 (23.03%) OO
7 1095 (22.50%) Scrum
8 647 (13.29%) Software Engineering
9 547 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
10 504 (10.36%) Web Development
11 502 (10.31%) Unit Testing
12 403 (8.28%) SDLC
13 390 (8.01%) Kanban
14 388 (7.97%) Multithreading
15 380 (7.81%) Dependency Injection
15 380 (7.81%) MVVM
16 356 (7.31%) SOLID
17 332 (6.82%) SOA
18 318 (6.53%) Test Automation
19 296 (6.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4747 (97.53%) C#
2 2049 (42.10%) JavaScript
3 1877 (38.57%) SQL
4 868 (17.83%) T-SQL
5 855 (17.57%) Ruby
6 406 (8.34%) VB.NET
7 274 (5.63%) C++
8 257 (5.28%) Java
9 177 (3.64%) VB
10 131 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 98 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 98 (2.01%) XAML
12 94 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 84 (1.73%) Python
14 78 (1.60%) C
15 73 (1.50%) F#
16 66 (1.36%) VBA
17 54 (1.11%) XPath
18 29 (0.60%) Objective-C
19 26 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 537 (11.03%) Degree
2 151 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (0.43%) Security Cleared
5 18 (0.37%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.16%) MCP
7 8 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.14%) HND
9 6 (0.12%) HNC
10 5 (0.10%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.082%) MCSD
12 3 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.062%) MCPD
13 2 (0.041%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.041%) MCAD
13 2 (0.041%) MCITP
13 2 (0.041%) MCTS
13 2 (0.041%) PhD
13 2 (0.041%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.16%) QA
2 12 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.10%) WCAG
5 3 (0.062%) MiFID
5 3 (0.062%) SLA
6 2 (0.041%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.021%) EMIR
7 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (1.56%) Docker
2 30 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (1.15%) Kibana
2 16 (0.33%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.25%) Puppet
4 3 (0.062%) logstash
5 2 (0.041%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.021%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.021%) Rancher
6 1 (0.021%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1351 (27.76%) Microsoft
2 275 (5.65%) Google
3 176 (3.62%) Facebook
4 136 (2.79%) Oracle
5 99 (2.03%) Apple
6 95 (1.95%) Sony
6 95 (1.95%) Yahoo!
7 67 (1.38%) Sitecore
8 57 (1.17%) SAP
9 56 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 47 (0.97%) IBM
11 39 (0.80%) Alterian
12 27 (0.55%) Telerik
13 19 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.31%) AppDynamics
14 15 (0.31%) New Relic
15 14 (0.29%) Bloomberg
16 12 (0.25%) Alteryx
16 12 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.25%) Sybase
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Network ITR
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Intec Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Includi
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + 2 days home working
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
London
Intec Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Including Free
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + extensive benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-60,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Trace One
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday