Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 119 100
Rank change year-on-year -74 -19 -8
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,846 4,950 5,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.75% 2.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.51% 6.87% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,503 4,457 5,096
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 63,063 72,051 72,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 40.10% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 51,838 60,028 62,707
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 16 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 13 December 2018. 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 -77 2,690 £50,000 +5.26% 389
UK excluding London -78 1,742 £45,000 +5.88% 302
London -64 1,056 £60,000 +9.09% 104
South East -39 755 £47,500 +5.56% 80
North of England -65 397 £45,000 +5.88% 99
North West -54 283 £45,000 +5.88% 68
Midlands -44 181 £42,500 +13.33% 48
East of England -95 165 £48,750 +2.63% 30
South West -75 132 £45,000 +5.88% 28
Yorkshire -49 99 £45,000 -2.17% 29
West Midlands -1 94 £45,000 +12.50% 25
East Midlands -52 87 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Scotland -22 71 £50,000 +10.10% 12
Northern Ireland +13 23 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales -70 18 £44,000 +10.00% 5
North East -13 15 £33,250 -26.11% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 2,757 (96.87%) C#
2 2,623 (92.16%) .NET
3 1,878 (65.99%) SQL Server
4 1,873 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
5 1,764 (61.98%) ASP.NET
6 1,682 (59.10%) MVC
7 1,223 (42.97%) SQL
8 1,187 (41.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,166 (40.97%) TDD
10 1,157 (40.65%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,087 (38.19%) .NET Framework
12 1,060 (37.25%) JavaScript
13 903 (31.73%) HTML
14 852 (29.94%) Microsoft
15 844 (29.66%) Entity Framework
16 780 (27.41%) Web Services
17 765 (26.88%) WPF
18 737 (25.90%) CSS
19 717 (25.19%) AngularJS
20 714 (25.09%) Finance
21 688 (24.17%) RESTful
22 684 (24.03%) Git (software)
23 661 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
24 659 (23.16%) Scrum
25 658 (23.12%) jQuery
26 617 (21.68%) SQL Server 2016
27 616 (21.64%) OO
28 586 (20.59%) Visual Studio
29 575 (20.20%) BDD
30 516 (18.13%) Web Application Development

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
1 176 (6.18%) IIS
2 114 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
3 87 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 46 (1.62%) CMS
7 27 (0.95%) Confluence
8 25 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (0.81%) Umbraco
10 21 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (0.60%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.35%) Documentum
13 9 (0.32%) Kentico
13 9 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.28%) Apache
15 6 (0.21%) Moodle
15 6 (0.21%) nginx
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
18 3 (0.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 30 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 70 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.035%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 661 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (2.07%) SaaS
4 54 (1.90%) Serverless
5 53 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (1.86%) PaaS
6 40 (1.41%) Azure Functions
7 27 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (0.74%) IaaS
8 21 (0.74%) Office 365
9 19 (0.67%) GitHub
10 9 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.25%) npm
13 6 (0.21%) Force.com
13 6 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.14%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.14%) Scribe Online
16 3 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 160 (5.62%) Internet
2 48 (1.69%) HTTP
3 28 (0.98%) Hyperconnected
4 15 (0.53%) DNS
5 13 (0.46%) SMTP
6 8 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (0.25%) Network Security
8 6 (0.21%) IMAP
8 6 (0.21%) SSL
9 5 (0.18%) SMS
9 5 (0.18%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.14%) Intranet
11 2 (0.070%) NAS
11 2 (0.070%) SAN
12 1 (0.035%) Skype
12 1 (0.035%) SNA
12 1 (0.035%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,878 (65.99%) SQL Server
2 617 (21.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 445 (15.64%) NoSQL
4 196 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 132 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 129 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 120 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 108 (3.79%) Relational Database
9 99 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 88 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 64 (2.25%) Oracle Database
12 60 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
13 59 (2.07%) Couchbase
14 55 (1.93%) MySQL
15 44 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
18 20 (0.70%) Redis
18 20 (0.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 684 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 586 (20.59%) Visual Studio
3 402 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 243 (8.54%) NUnit
5 161 (5.66%) TeamCity
6 106 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 85 (2.99%) MSTest
8 84 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 78 (2.74%) Jenkins
10 75 (2.64%) JIRA
11 72 (2.53%) Selenium
12 56 (1.97%) StyleCop
13 51 (1.79%) Subversion
14 48 (1.69%) ReSharper
15 41 (1.44%) Moq
16 39 (1.37%) SpecFlow
17 35 (1.23%) Bitbucket
18 30 (1.05%) Jasmine
19 21 (0.74%) gulp
19 21 (0.74%) MSBuild
General
1 714 (25.09%) Finance
2 229 (8.05%) Games
3 166 (5.83%) Banking
4 84 (2.95%) Front Office
5 77 (2.71%) Retail
6 61 (2.14%) Marketing
7 49 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.34%) Back Office
9 35 (1.23%) Automotive
10 32 (1.12%) Advertising
10 32 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.05%) Music Industry
12 28 (0.98%) Legal
13 20 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.67%) Electronics
14 19 (0.67%) Law
15 13 (0.46%) Billing
16 3 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,345 (82.40%) Developer
2 1,549 (54.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,107 (38.90%) C# Developer
4 768 (26.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 375 (13.18%) Senior Developer
6 369 (12.97%) ASP.NET Developer
7 352 (12.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 334 (11.74%) Software Developer
9 226 (7.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 226 (7.94%) Software Engineer
10 212 (7.45%) .NET Software Developer
11 186 (6.54%) C# Software Developer
12 161 (5.66%) SQL Developer
13 160 (5.62%) Senior C# Developer
14 159 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 145 (5.09%) Junior
16 136 (4.78%) Junior Developer
17 120 (4.22%) Lead Developer
18 118 (4.15%) Junior .NET Developer
19 114 (4.01%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,623 (92.16%) .NET
2 1,764 (61.98%) ASP.NET
3 1,187 (41.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,157 (40.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,087 (38.19%) .NET Framework
6 903 (31.73%) HTML
7 844 (29.66%) Entity Framework
8 780 (27.41%) Web Services
9 765 (26.88%) WPF
10 737 (25.90%) CSS
11 717 (25.19%) AngularJS
12 688 (24.17%) RESTful
13 658 (23.12%) jQuery
14 407 (14.30%) SOAP
15 404 (14.20%) Node.js
16 394 (13.84%) XML
17 385 (13.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 381 (13.39%) WinForms
19 320 (11.24%) REST
20 305 (10.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 299 (10.51%) Greenfield Project
2 152 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.15%) User Experience
4 107 (3.76%) Fintech
5 103 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 91 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 83 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
8 77 (2.71%) Fixed Income
9 69 (2.42%) BBC
9 69 (2.42%) Social Media
10 65 (2.28%) Equities
11 58 (2.04%) N-Tier
12 56 (1.97%) Algorithms
13 55 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 42 (1.48%) Derivative
15 38 (1.34%) Hedge funds
16 27 (0.95%) Reinsurance
17 23 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
17 23 (0.81%) W3C
18 20 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 394 (13.84%) Windows
2 62 (2.18%) Windows Server
3 45 (1.58%) Linux
4 42 (1.48%) Android
4 42 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.09%) Unix
6 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.21%) VMS
8 5 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.035%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,873 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,682 (59.10%) MVC
3 1,166 (40.97%) TDD
4 659 (23.16%) Scrum
5 616 (21.64%) OO
6 575 (20.20%) BDD
7 516 (18.13%) Web Application Development
8 408 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
9 406 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
10 375 (13.18%) SOLID
11 374 (13.14%) Unit Testing
12 369 (12.97%) Software Engineering
13 338 (11.88%) Web Development
14 312 (10.96%) Test Automation
15 278 (9.77%) MVVM
16 231 (8.12%) SOA
17 208 (7.31%) Microservices
17 208 (7.31%) SDLC
18 203 (7.13%) Multithreading
19 198 (6.96%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,757 (96.87%) C#
2 1,223 (42.97%) SQL
3 1,060 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 406 (14.27%) T-SQL
5 381 (13.39%) Ruby
6 159 (5.59%) VB.NET
7 139 (4.88%) Java
8 101 (3.55%) PL/SQL
9 93 (3.27%) F#
10 92 (3.23%) VB
11 82 (2.88%) C++
12 72 (2.53%) PowerShell
13 63 (2.21%) TypeScript
14 55 (1.93%) Python
15 31 (1.09%) C
16 25 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.84%) VBA
18 17 (0.60%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.60%) XAML
18 17 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 374 (13.14%) Degree
2 59 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 34 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 20 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (0.35%) MCPD
8 10 (0.35%) MCSE
9 9 (0.32%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.28%) CISSP
10 8 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.11%) HND
12 3 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.070%) MCITP
13 2 (0.070%) MCSD
14 1 (0.035%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.035%) PhD
14 1 (0.035%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.71%) QA
2 13 (0.46%) GDPR
3 11 (0.39%) PMO
4 10 (0.35%) DICOM
5 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.25%) MiFID
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.070%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.070%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 56 (1.97%) Docker
2 26 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.21%) Firmware
6 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.070%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (1.62%) Kibana
2 43 (1.51%) Kubernetes
3 22 (0.77%) Ansible
4 10 (0.35%) Automic
4 10 (0.35%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.14%) Grafana
7 4 (0.14%) SCOM
8 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.070%) Puppet
9 1 (0.035%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 852 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 191 (6.71%) Oracle
3 139 (4.88%) Google
4 74 (2.60%) Facebook
5 71 (2.49%) Apple
6 69 (2.42%) Sony
6 69 (2.42%) Yahoo!
7 49 (1.72%) Xamarin
8 35 (1.23%) DevExpress
9 31 (1.09%) Telerik
10 30 (1.05%) SAP
11 28 (0.98%) IBM
12 25 (0.88%) Tableau
13 19 (0.67%) VMware
14 16 (0.56%) Axosoft
15 14 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.42%) TIBCO
17 10 (0.35%) EMC
17 10 (0.35%) Twitter
18 9 (0.32%) Charles River