Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 490 304 230
Rank change year-on-year -186 -74 -117
Permanent jobs citing WCF 405 1,130 2,289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 1.01% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 2.55% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 318 942 2,009
10th Percentile £35,428 £28,875 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,250 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,345 £60,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 33,507 44,396 58,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.06% 39.49% 39.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26,964 36,874 48,153
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 15 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 15 April 2021. 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 -182 366 £50,000 +5.26% 81
UK excluding London -170 249 £45,000 - 57
London -63 133 £75,000 +30.43% 26
South East -70 114 £42,500 -13.27% 22
Work from Home -118 82 £42,750 -12.31% 21
Midlands -31 32 £42,500 - 12
North of England -71 32 £52,500 +16.67% 14
South West -55 25 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East of England +40 23 £49,500 -22.35% 2
Yorkshire -6 23 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Wales +40 21 £43,750 +59.09% 1
West Midlands -16 20 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands +6 12 £42,500 +13.33% 9
North West -61 9 £49,000 +8.89% 8
Scotland -18 2 £46,250 +2.78% 1

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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.

1 348 (85.93%) .NET
2 344 (84.94%) C#
3 230 (56.79%) Azure
4 222 (54.81%) JavaScript
5 212 (52.35%) SQL
6 209 (51.60%) SQL Server
7 198 (48.89%) ASP.NET
8 187 (46.17%) MVC
9 175 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (40.49%) HTML
11 158 (39.01%) CSS
12 154 (38.02%) AngularJS
13 135 (33.33%) Web Services
14 128 (31.60%) Microsoft
15 119 (29.38%) ASP.NET MVC
16 105 (25.93%) .NET Framework
17 102 (25.19%) WPF
18 101 (24.94%) ASP.NET Web API
19 99 (24.44%) React
20 97 (23.95%) jQuery
21 95 (23.46%) Visual Studio
21 95 (23.46%) SOAP
22 93 (22.96%) Scrum
23 92 (22.72%) TDD
24 85 (20.99%) REST
25 81 (20.00%) DevOps
26 74 (18.27%) Software Engineering
27 71 (17.53%) T-SQL
28 68 (16.79%) Entity Framework
29 65 (16.05%) Finance

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 25 (6.17%) IIS
1 25 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.69%) CMS
3 16 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.95%) Umbraco
4 12 (2.96%) Sitefinity
5 9 (2.22%) EPiServer
5 9 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.99%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.49%) Apache
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (10.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 230 (56.79%) Azure
2 42 (10.37%) Dynamics 365
3 41 (10.12%) Power Platform
4 32 (7.90%) AWS
4 32 (7.90%) PowerApps
5 11 (2.72%) npm
6 10 (2.47%) SaaS
7 7 (1.73%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.99%) Serverless
9 3 (0.74%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.74%) NuGet
9 3 (0.74%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.49%) GitHub
10 2 (0.49%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.25%) Boomi
11 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.72%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.25%) SMTP
4 1 (0.25%) VLAN
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (51.60%) SQL Server
2 61 (15.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (9.14%) MongoDB
4 37 (9.14%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.19%) SQL Server 2017
6 17 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (3.95%) Redis
7 16 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.22%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.48%) Aerospike
14 4 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.99%) Ingres
14 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.99%) Tableau
15 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (23.46%) Visual Studio
2 53 (13.09%) Git (software)
3 49 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (9.14%) NUnit
5 17 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (2.47%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (2.47%) Subversion
7 10 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.22%) Postman
8 9 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.73%) gulp
9 7 (1.73%) jspm
9 7 (1.73%) Selenium
10 6 (1.48%) Moq
10 6 (1.48%) ReSharper
10 6 (1.48%) YouTrack
11 5 (1.23%) JIRA
11 5 (1.23%) MSTest
General
1 65 (16.05%) Finance
2 36 (8.89%) Banking
3 35 (8.64%) Private Banking
4 32 (7.90%) Games
5 14 (3.46%) Marketing
6 10 (2.47%) Retail
7 8 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.23%) Electronics
8 5 (1.23%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.99%) Front Office
9 4 (0.99%) Police
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.49%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 325 (80.25%) Developer
2 165 (40.74%) .NET Developer
3 138 (34.07%) C# Developer
4 104 (25.68%) Senior Developer
5 81 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 75 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 48 (11.85%) Senior .NET Developer
8 35 (8.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 35 (8.64%) Senior C# Developer
9 33 (8.15%) Full Stack Developer
10 31 (7.65%) Consultant
10 31 (7.65%) Technical Leader
11 30 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
12 29 (7.16%) C# Software Developer
13 27 (6.67%) Software Engineer
14 23 (5.68%) SQL Developer
15 21 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
16 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 17 (4.20%) C# Software Engineer
17 14 (3.46%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (85.93%) .NET
2 198 (48.89%) ASP.NET
3 164 (40.49%) HTML
4 158 (39.01%) CSS
5 154 (38.02%) AngularJS
6 135 (33.33%) Web Services
7 119 (29.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 105 (25.93%) .NET Framework
9 102 (25.19%) WPF
10 101 (24.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 99 (24.44%) React
12 97 (23.95%) jQuery
13 95 (23.46%) SOAP
14 85 (20.99%) REST
15 68 (16.79%) Entity Framework
16 63 (15.56%) XML
17 46 (11.36%) .NET Core
18 44 (10.86%) Vue.js
19 41 (10.12%) JSON
19 41 (10.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.68%) User Experience
2 21 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.99%) Robotics
8 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.49%) FMCG
8 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.25%) Clustering
9 1 (0.25%) Derivative
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.25%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.25%) Replication
9 1 (0.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.38%) Windows
2 12 (2.96%) Android
3 11 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.48%) Linux
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (46.17%) MVC
2 175 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (22.96%) Scrum
4 92 (22.72%) TDD
5 81 (20.00%) DevOps
6 74 (18.27%) Software Engineering
7 64 (15.80%) Web Development
8 58 (14.32%) OO
9 46 (11.36%) CRM
10 38 (9.38%) OOD
11 37 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (8.89%) Mentoring
13 35 (8.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 35 (8.64%) Microservices
14 33 (8.15%) Unit Testing
15 32 (7.90%) SOLID
16 30 (7.41%) Test Automation
17 26 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (6.17%) Requirements Gathering
18 25 (6.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 344 (84.94%) C#
2 222 (54.81%) JavaScript
3 212 (52.35%) SQL
4 71 (17.53%) T-SQL
5 22 (5.43%) TypeScript
6 15 (3.70%) Python
7 14 (3.46%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.46%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.22%) C
9 8 (1.98%) Java
10 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.23%) VB
10 5 (1.23%) XAML
11 4 (0.99%) Ingres ABF
11 4 (0.99%) PHP
11 4 (0.99%) VB6
12 3 (0.74%) C++
12 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.74%) Ruby
13 2 (0.49%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 61 (15.06%) Degree
2 16 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.43%) QA
2 7 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.99%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (6.42%) Docker
2 5 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.23%) Terraform
3 4 (0.99%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.74%) MIIS
5 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 128 (31.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.19%) Charles River
3 19 (4.69%) Xamarin
4 12 (2.96%) DevExpress
5 9 (2.22%) Google
5 9 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 8 (1.98%) Oracle
7 6 (1.48%) Telerik
7 6 (1.48%) UiPath
8 5 (1.23%) SAP
8 5 (1.23%) VMware
9 4 (0.99%) Actian
10 3 (0.74%) Apple
10 3 (0.74%) Automation Anywhere
10 3 (0.74%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.49%) Dell
11 2 (0.49%) Northgate
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco
12 1 (0.25%) HP
12 1 (0.25%) NetApp