Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 178 127
Rank change year-on-year -79 -51 -23
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,712 3,186 4,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.95% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 4.87% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,504 2,818 4,207
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 50,966 65,372 70,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.46% 39.99% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 41,863 54,062 57,976
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,225 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% +2.45% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 1,640 £50,000 +5.26% 288
UK excluding London -75 1,087 £47,500 +5.56% 246
London -76 583 £55,000 -8.33% 59
South East -37 569 £50,000 +9.89% 75
North of England -98 192 £47,500 +5.56% 62
North West -63 153 £47,500 +6.74% 46
Midlands -42 124 £45,000 +5.88% 44
South West -43 103 £47,500 - 28
East of England -25 68 £55,000 +22.22% 20
East Midlands -33 66 £45,000 +7.14% 26
West Midlands -14 58 £45,000 - 17
Yorkshire -64 38 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Wales -9 16 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Scotland -75 13 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Northern Ireland -21 2 £55,000 +46.67% 4
North East 0 1 £41,000 +7.19%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,661 (97.02%) C#
2 1,614 (94.28%) .NET
3 1,061 (61.97%) SQL Server
4 1,051 (61.39%) ASP.NET
5 1,019 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
6 911 (53.21%) MVC
7 741 (43.28%) JavaScript
8 738 (43.11%) SQL
9 639 (37.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 624 (36.45%) .NET Framework
11 619 (36.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 583 (34.05%) TDD
13 580 (33.88%) Microsoft
14 498 (29.09%) Web Services
15 463 (27.04%) Azure
16 460 (26.87%) HTML
17 449 (26.23%) CSS
18 440 (25.70%) Entity Framework
19 411 (24.01%) AngularJS
19 411 (24.01%) jQuery
20 401 (23.42%) Git (software)
21 386 (22.55%) Visual Studio
21 386 (22.55%) REST
22 372 (21.73%) WPF
23 366 (21.38%) Scrum
24 345 (20.15%) XML
25 328 (19.16%) Windows
26 325 (18.98%) RESTful
27 312 (18.22%) BDD
28 311 (18.17%) Team Foundation Server

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 76 (4.44%) IIS
2 61 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.11%) Umbraco
5 16 (0.93%) Confluence
6 15 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.53%) CMS
8 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.47%) WordPress
9 6 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.23%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.23%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.18%) FileNet
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.058%) Apache
14 1 (0.058%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.058%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.058%) Magento
5 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 463 (27.04%) Azure
2 79 (4.61%) AWS
3 49 (2.86%) PaaS
4 35 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 31 (1.81%) Serverless
6 26 (1.52%) Azure Functions
6 26 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.11%) SaaS
8 11 (0.64%) GitHub
8 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Flow
8 11 (0.64%) Office 365
8 11 (0.64%) PowerApps
9 9 (0.53%) ShareGate
10 6 (0.35%) iPaaS
10 6 (0.35%) NuGet
11 3 (0.18%) GCP
11 3 (0.18%) Slack
11 3 (0.18%) Trello
12 2 (0.12%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.80%) Internet
2 52 (3.04%) HTTP
3 7 (0.41%) FTP
4 6 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (0.35%) Skype
4 6 (0.35%) SMTP
5 4 (0.23%) Broadband
5 4 (0.23%) Network Security
6 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.058%) DNS
7 1 (0.058%) IMAP
7 1 (0.058%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.058%) RS-232
7 1 (0.058%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,061 (61.97%) SQL Server
2 271 (15.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 204 (11.92%) NoSQL
4 171 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 150 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 113 (6.60%) Relational Database
7 86 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 58 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
11 46 (2.69%) MySQL
12 36 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (1.52%) MongoDB
15 24 (1.40%) Power BI
16 23 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (1.23%) Oracle Database
18 19 (1.11%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 401 (23.42%) Git (software)
2 386 (22.55%) Visual Studio
3 311 (18.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 153 (8.94%) NUnit
5 73 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 50 (2.92%) JIRA
7 47 (2.75%) StyleCop
7 47 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 43 (2.51%) Selenium
8 43 (2.51%) SpecFlow
9 40 (2.34%) WiX
10 37 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (1.75%) Subversion
12 27 (1.58%) IBM UrbanCode
13 26 (1.52%) MSTest
14 25 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (1.40%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.34%) Moq
17 17 (0.99%) Jasmine
18 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 301 (17.58%) Finance
2 158 (9.23%) Games
3 73 (4.26%) Banking
4 51 (2.98%) Retail
5 45 (2.63%) Marketing
6 41 (2.39%) Public Sector
7 26 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.17%) Electronics
10 19 (1.11%) Front Office
11 16 (0.93%) Advertising
11 16 (0.93%) Legal
12 15 (0.88%) Law
13 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.47%) Back Office
14 8 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,419 (82.89%) Developer
2 790 (46.14%) .NET Developer
3 714 (41.71%) C# Developer
4 439 (25.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 303 (17.70%) Software Developer
6 246 (14.37%) Senior Developer
7 221 (12.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 212 (12.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 130 (7.59%) Software Engineer
10 121 (7.07%) C# Software Developer
11 119 (6.95%) Senior .NET Developer
12 114 (6.66%) Senior C# Developer
13 103 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 96 (5.61%) Junior
15 94 (5.49%) .NET Software Developer
16 87 (5.08%) Junior Developer
17 77 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
18 72 (4.21%) SQL Developer
19 69 (4.03%) C# Software Engineer
20 67 (3.91%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,614 (94.28%) .NET
2 1,051 (61.39%) ASP.NET
3 639 (37.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 624 (36.45%) .NET Framework
5 619 (36.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 498 (29.09%) Web Services
7 460 (26.87%) HTML
8 449 (26.23%) CSS
9 440 (25.70%) Entity Framework
10 411 (24.01%) AngularJS
10 411 (24.01%) jQuery
11 386 (22.55%) REST
12 372 (21.73%) WPF
13 345 (20.15%) XML
14 325 (18.98%) RESTful
15 294 (17.17%) SOAP
16 236 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 208 (12.15%) WinForms
18 189 (11.04%) .NET Core
19 188 (10.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 238 (13.90%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
3 83 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.22%) Hedge funds
7 36 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 35 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 32 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (1.52%) Derivative
10 26 (1.52%) Fixed Income
11 25 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
12 24 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.34%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.11%) User Experience
15 16 (0.93%) Robotics
16 11 (0.64%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.58%) EPoS
18 9 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 328 (19.16%) Windows
2 44 (2.57%) Android
3 29 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 26 (1.52%) Unix
5 17 (0.99%) Linux
6 9 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.058%) CentOS
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,019 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (53.21%) MVC
3 583 (34.05%) TDD
4 366 (21.38%) Scrum
5 312 (18.22%) BDD
6 235 (13.73%) Unit Testing
7 222 (12.97%) Web Application Development
8 220 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
9 219 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
10 216 (12.62%) Software Engineering
10 216 (12.62%) Web Development
11 205 (11.97%) OO
12 173 (10.11%) DevOps
13 158 (9.23%) Mentoring
14 153 (8.94%) SOLID
15 145 (8.47%) Computer Science
16 134 (7.83%) SOA
17 130 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
18 127 (7.42%) MVVM
19 120 (7.01%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,661 (97.02%) C#
2 741 (43.28%) JavaScript
3 738 (43.11%) SQL
4 265 (15.48%) T-SQL
5 163 (9.52%) Ruby
6 143 (8.35%) VB.NET
7 102 (5.96%) VB
8 81 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 80 (4.67%) Java
10 58 (3.39%) TypeScript
11 49 (2.86%) C++
12 43 (2.51%) VB6
13 38 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 37 (2.16%) Python
14 37 (2.16%) VBA
15 21 (1.23%) Objective-C
16 17 (0.99%) C
17 16 (0.93%) PHP
18 9 (0.53%) XAML
19 8 (0.47%) F#
Qualifications
1 158 (9.23%) Degree
2 50 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (0.58%) MCP
5 7 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.29%) MCITP
7 3 (0.18%) MCSD
7 3 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.18%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.12%) CISSP
8 2 (0.12%) ISEB
8 2 (0.12%) MCAD
8 2 (0.12%) MCSE
8 2 (0.12%) MCTS
9 1 (0.058%) HND
9 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.27%) QA
2 23 (1.34%) DICOM
3 10 (0.58%) SLA
4 6 (0.35%) PMO
5 4 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (3.80%) Docker
2 27 (1.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.058%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (2.98%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 19 (1.11%) Automic
4 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.41%) Kibana
6 6 (0.35%) Ansible
6 6 (0.35%) Dollar Universe
6 6 (0.35%) Terraform
7 4 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.18%) MIIS
8 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.058%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.058%) Puppet
9 1 (0.058%) Rancher
Vendors
1 580 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 82 (4.79%) Oracle
3 41 (2.39%) SAP
4 30 (1.75%) IBM
5 27 (1.58%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.29%) Axosoft
7 19 (1.11%) Cadence
7 19 (1.11%) FactSet
8 18 (1.05%) Google
9 16 (0.93%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.35%) Sage
10 6 (0.35%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.35%) Telerik
11 4 (0.23%) VMware
11 4 (0.23%) Yardi
12 3 (0.18%) Adobe
12 3 (0.18%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.18%) Netezza
12 3 (0.18%) Splunk