Period
to 24 October 2020

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 6 months to 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 357 263 182
Rank change year-on-year -94 -81 -55
Permanent jobs citing WCF 374 1,714 3,172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.26% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.75% 3.34% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 356 1,603 3,056
Median annual salary £52,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,125 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 21,419 51,321 65,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.87% 37.59% 39.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18,281 42,195 54,376
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCF.

Salary trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WCF over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 17 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 6 months to 24 October 2020. 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
England -93 344 £55,000 +10.00% 72
UK excluding London -64 242 £47,500 - 66
London -45 125 £70,000 +27.27% 9
South East -52 91 £45,000 -10.00% 12
North of England +33 46 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Midlands +46 44 £47,500 +5.56% 15
North West +12 35 £51,250 +7.89% 12
South West +61 31 £47,500 - 11
West Midlands +74 29 £45,000 - 5
Work from Home -47 24 £50,000 +19.95% 15
East Midlands +45 15 £51,500 +19.77% 10
Wales +46 14 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +98 9 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Scotland +89 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East of England +89 6 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Northern Ireland +21 3 - -
North East +26 2 £36,000 -12.20% 1

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for WCF.

1 349 (93.32%) .NET
2 313 (83.69%) C#
3 220 (58.82%) SQL
4 211 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
5 206 (55.08%) SQL Server
6 198 (52.94%) ASP.NET
7 184 (49.20%) JavaScript
8 168 (44.92%) Azure
9 164 (43.85%) CSS
10 161 (43.05%) HTML
11 159 (42.51%) Microsoft
12 158 (42.25%) MVC
13 132 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 131 (35.03%) AngularJS
15 114 (30.48%) TDD
15 114 (30.48%) .NET Framework
16 109 (29.14%) WPF
17 104 (27.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 97 (25.94%) Visual Studio
19 91 (24.33%) XML
19 91 (24.33%) REST
20 88 (23.53%) Scrum
21 86 (22.99%) Web Services
21 86 (22.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 85 (22.73%) Windows
23 82 (21.93%) OO
23 82 (21.93%) jQuery
23 82 (21.93%) Web Development
24 77 (20.59%) Finance
25 73 (19.52%) Entity Framework

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 32 (8.56%) IIS
2 13 (3.48%) CMS
3 7 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.34%) Sitefinity
5 4 (1.07%) DNN
6 3 (0.80%) JBoss
6 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Confluence
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 61 (16.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.07%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 168 (44.92%) Azure
2 68 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 38 (10.16%) Power Platform
4 21 (5.61%) AWS
5 17 (4.55%) npm
6 5 (1.34%) GCP
6 5 (1.34%) Logic Apps
7 4 (1.07%) SaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.80%) GitHub
8 3 (0.80%) Slack
9 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) Boomi
10 1 (0.27%) PaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.94%) HTTP
2 4 (1.07%) Internet
3 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.53%) DNS
4 2 (0.53%) Modbus
4 2 (0.53%) MQTT
4 2 (0.53%) Profibus
4 2 (0.53%) RS-232
4 2 (0.53%) RS-485
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (55.08%) SQL Server
2 86 (22.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (15.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (9.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.81%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.01%) Redis
8 9 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.60%) MySQL
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.34%) Big Data
13 4 (1.07%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.07%) Power BI
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 97 (25.94%) Visual Studio
2 68 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 52 (13.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (9.36%) NUnit
5 26 (6.95%) Subversion
6 20 (5.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (4.81%) PowerBuilder
8 17 (4.55%) JIRA
9 15 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (3.74%) gulp
10 14 (3.74%) jspm
11 12 (3.21%) Moq
11 12 (3.21%) StyleCop
11 12 (3.21%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (2.41%) MSI
12 9 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (2.41%) WiX
13 7 (1.87%) MSTest
14 6 (1.60%) SpecFlow
General
1 77 (20.59%) Finance
2 44 (11.76%) Banking
3 35 (9.36%) Private Banking
4 15 (4.01%) Retail
5 13 (3.48%) Legal
6 9 (2.41%) Front Office
6 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.14%) Games
8 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.60%) Local Government
9 4 (1.07%) Advertising
10 3 (0.80%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) Automotive
11 2 (0.53%) Back Office
11 2 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.53%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 290 (77.54%) Developer
2 134 (35.83%) .NET Developer
3 116 (31.02%) C# Developer
4 77 (20.59%) Software Developer
5 74 (19.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 55 (14.71%) Senior Developer
7 39 (10.43%) Software Engineer
8 36 (9.63%) .NET Software Developer
9 33 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 32 (8.56%) C# WPF Developer
10 32 (8.56%) WPF Developer
11 28 (7.49%) Lead Developer
11 28 (7.49%) Senior .NET Developer
12 26 (6.95%) Senior Software Developer
13 25 (6.68%) C# Software Developer
14 24 (6.42%) SQL Developer
15 22 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
16 19 (5.08%) Applications Developer
16 19 (5.08%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (93.32%) .NET
2 198 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 164 (43.85%) CSS
4 161 (43.05%) HTML
5 132 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 131 (35.03%) AngularJS
7 114 (30.48%) .NET Framework
8 109 (29.14%) WPF
9 104 (27.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 91 (24.33%) REST
10 91 (24.33%) XML
11 86 (22.99%) Web Services
12 82 (21.93%) jQuery
13 73 (19.52%) Entity Framework
14 69 (18.45%) .NET Core
15 59 (15.78%) SOAP
16 51 (13.64%) XSD
17 48 (12.83%) JSON
18 47 (12.57%) React
19 46 (12.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.16%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.14%) Fixed Income
3 8 (2.14%) User Experience
4 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
4 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.80%) BBC
6 3 (0.80%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.53%) Wiki
8 1 (0.27%) Derivative
8 1 (0.27%) EPoS
8 1 (0.27%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (1.07%) Android
3 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (42.25%) MVC
3 114 (30.48%) TDD
4 88 (23.53%) Scrum
5 82 (21.93%) OO
5 82 (21.93%) Web Development
6 72 (19.25%) CRM
7 61 (16.31%) Software Engineering
8 60 (16.04%) DevOps
9 58 (15.51%) Microservices
10 55 (14.71%) OOD
11 48 (12.83%) Unit Testing
12 47 (12.57%) SOLID
13 43 (11.50%) MVVM
14 36 (9.63%) BDD
14 36 (9.63%) Multithreading
15 28 (7.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 27 (7.22%) Workflow
17 26 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (6.95%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 313 (83.69%) C#
2 220 (58.82%) SQL
3 184 (49.20%) JavaScript
4 71 (18.98%) T-SQL
5 29 (7.75%) TypeScript
6 24 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 23 (6.15%) VB.NET
8 19 (5.08%) C++
9 12 (3.21%) VBScript
10 10 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.41%) VC++
12 7 (1.87%) Python
13 6 (1.60%) C
14 5 (1.34%) C++/CLI
15 4 (1.07%) Java
15 4 (1.07%) VB
16 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.80%) VB6
16 3 (0.80%) VBA
17 2 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (19.25%) Degree
2 21 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.67%) MCITP
3 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.14%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.87%) GDPR
2 6 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) ISO 13485
3 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.07%) QA
5 2 (0.53%) MiFID
5 2 (0.53%) NIST
5 2 (0.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.55%) Docker
2 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.67%) Terraform
3 8 (2.14%) MIIS
3 8 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 159 (42.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.81%) Oracle
3 11 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 6 (1.60%) Google
4 6 (1.60%) SAP
5 5 (1.34%) Apple
5 5 (1.34%) Sage
6 4 (1.07%) Intapp
6 4 (1.07%) RedGate
7 3 (0.80%) Telerik
7 3 (0.80%) VMware
8 2 (0.53%) Capita
8 2 (0.53%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.53%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.27%) iManage
9 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.27%) webMethods