Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 121 99
Rank change year-on-year -44 -22 -11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 3,458 4,744 5,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.68% 2.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.12% 6.66% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,048 4,328 5,273
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 67,492 71,250 76,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.30% 40.32% 39.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55,931 58,946 65,945
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,960 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.25% +0.97% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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 -43 3,243 £47,500 +1.06% 430
UK excluding London -45 2,154 £45,000 +5.88% 340
London -34 1,250 £60,000 +9.09% 112
South East -10 910 £45,500 +1.11% 101
North of England -53 463 £44,000 +10.00% 74
North West -42 310 £42,500 +6.25% 45
Midlands -26 255 £42,500 - 64
East of England -99 196 £45,000 -5.26% 39
South West -74 164 £47,500 +18.75% 40
East Midlands -27 141 £42,500 - 29
Yorkshire -31 131 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Scotland +11 126 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands -14 114 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Wales -28 28 £43,500 +11.54% 8
North East -47 22 £38,750 -3.13% 7
Northern Ireland +10 11 £37,500 - 3
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3,352 (96.93%) C#
2 3,174 (91.79%) .NET
3 2,329 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
4 2,294 (66.34%) SQL Server
5 2,225 (64.34%) ASP.NET
6 2,205 (63.77%) MVC
7 1,627 (47.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,482 (42.86%) TDD
9 1,474 (42.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,382 (39.97%) SQL
11 1,317 (38.09%) .NET Framework
12 1,279 (36.99%) JavaScript
13 1,080 (31.23%) Microsoft
14 1,064 (30.77%) Entity Framework
15 1,054 (30.48%) HTML
16 971 (28.08%) WPF
17 934 (27.01%) CSS
18 904 (26.14%) Git (software)
19 890 (25.74%) AngularJS
20 873 (25.25%) RESTful
21 864 (24.99%) Finance
22 844 (24.41%) Web Services
23 823 (23.80%) SQL Server 2016
24 791 (22.87%) OO
25 782 (22.61%) BDD
26 769 (22.24%) Scrum
27 765 (22.12%) Web Application Development
28 736 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
29 697 (20.16%) jQuery
30 636 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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
1 151 (4.37%) IIS
2 111 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
3 108 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
4 104 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 87 (2.52%) CMS
6 66 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 46 (1.33%) Umbraco
8 44 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (0.93%) Confluence
10 26 (0.75%) NServiceBus
11 22 (0.64%) EPiServer
12 18 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.26%) Kentico
16 6 (0.17%) DNN
16 6 (0.17%) Immediacy CMS
16 6 (0.17%) Moodle
16 6 (0.17%) Sitefinity
17 5 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.12%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 96 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.029%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.029%) Endur
6 1 (0.029%) Magento
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 736 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
4 52 (1.50%) SaaS
5 51 (1.47%) PaaS
6 49 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (1.21%) Office 365
8 37 (1.07%) Serverless
9 34 (0.98%) IaaS
10 30 (0.87%) Google Play
11 27 (0.78%) Azure Functions
12 24 (0.69%) GitHub
13 14 (0.40%) npm
14 13 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.17%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.17%) NuGet
16 5 (0.14%) Trello
17 4 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 4 (0.12%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 177 (5.12%) Internet
2 54 (1.56%) HTTP
3 26 (0.75%) Hyperconnected
4 20 (0.58%) SMTP
5 15 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.35%) DNS
7 11 (0.32%) Intranet
7 11 (0.32%) SSL
8 9 (0.26%) Network Security
9 8 (0.23%) NAS
9 8 (0.23%) SAN
9 8 (0.23%) SMS
10 6 (0.17%) IMAP
11 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.087%) Wireless
13 2 (0.058%) Firewall
13 2 (0.058%) LTE
14 1 (0.029%) AMQP
14 1 (0.029%) Skype
14 1 (0.029%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,294 (66.34%) SQL Server
2 823 (23.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 624 (18.05%) NoSQL
4 214 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 170 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 153 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 147 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 139 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 128 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
10 106 (3.07%) Relational Database
11 75 (2.17%) Couchbase
12 56 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 54 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 52 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 41 (1.19%) MySQL
16 30 (0.87%) RDBMS
17 29 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
18 28 (0.81%) Blockchain
18 28 (0.81%) Power BI
19 27 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 904 (26.14%) Git (software)
2 607 (17.55%) Visual Studio
3 449 (12.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 342 (9.89%) NUnit
5 193 (5.58%) TeamCity
6 115 (3.33%) MSTest
7 106 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 86 (2.49%) Selenium
9 81 (2.34%) Jenkins
10 80 (2.31%) JIRA
10 80 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 77 (2.23%) Moq
12 71 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
12 71 (2.05%) Subversion
13 62 (1.79%) StyleCop
14 60 (1.74%) SpecFlow
15 50 (1.45%) ReSharper
16 49 (1.42%) Bitbucket
17 34 (0.98%) Jasmine
18 28 (0.81%) MSBuild
General
1 864 (24.99%) Finance
2 295 (8.53%) Games
3 233 (6.74%) Banking
4 112 (3.24%) Front Office
5 110 (3.18%) Retail
6 99 (2.86%) Advertising
7 85 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 81 (2.34%) Marketing
9 53 (1.53%) Automotive
10 50 (1.45%) Legal
11 38 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.10%) Music Industry
12 34 (0.98%) Telecoms
13 33 (0.95%) Back Office
13 33 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 33 (0.95%) Law
14 19 (0.55%) Electronics
15 3 (0.087%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.087%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.087%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,887 (83.49%) Developer
2 1,916 (55.41%) .NET Developer
3 1,315 (38.03%) C# Developer
4 865 (25.01%) C# .NET Developer
5 447 (12.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 423 (12.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 394 (11.39%) Senior Developer
8 358 (10.35%) Software Developer
9 311 (8.99%) Software Engineer
10 285 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 264 (7.63%) .NET Software Developer
12 226 (6.54%) C# Software Developer
12 226 (6.54%) Senior .NET Developer
13 191 (5.52%) SQL Developer
14 175 (5.06%) Senior C# Developer
15 165 (4.77%) Full Stack Developer
16 164 (4.74%) Junior
17 155 (4.48%) Lead Developer
18 151 (4.37%) WPF Developer
19 144 (4.16%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,174 (91.79%) .NET
2 2,225 (64.34%) ASP.NET
3 1,627 (47.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,474 (42.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,317 (38.09%) .NET Framework
6 1,064 (30.77%) Entity Framework
7 1,054 (30.48%) HTML
8 971 (28.08%) WPF
9 934 (27.01%) CSS
10 890 (25.74%) AngularJS
11 873 (25.25%) RESTful
12 844 (24.41%) Web Services
13 697 (20.16%) jQuery
14 636 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 618 (17.87%) Node.js
16 423 (12.23%) WinForms
17 405 (11.71%) XML
18 378 (10.93%) SOAP
19 374 (10.82%) KnockoutJS
19 374 (10.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 387 (11.19%) Greenfield Project
2 213 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 197 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (4.74%) User Experience
5 160 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
6 130 (3.76%) Fintech
7 122 (3.53%) Mobile App
8 100 (2.89%) Equities
9 69 (2.00%) N-Tier
10 67 (1.94%) Fixed Income
11 63 (1.82%) BBC
11 63 (1.82%) Social Media
12 60 (1.74%) Hedge funds
13 58 (1.68%) Algorithms
13 58 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
14 57 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 39 (1.13%) Derivative
16 30 (0.87%) iPhone
17 27 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
18 26 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 450 (13.01%) Windows
2 74 (2.14%) Android
3 46 (1.33%) Linux
3 46 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 43 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 34 (0.98%) Unix
6 12 (0.35%) VMS
7 11 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.029%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,329 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,205 (63.77%) MVC
3 1,482 (42.86%) TDD
4 791 (22.87%) OO
5 782 (22.61%) BDD
6 769 (22.24%) Scrum
7 765 (22.12%) Web Application Development
8 470 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
9 468 (13.53%) Software Engineering
10 465 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
11 443 (12.81%) Unit Testing
12 378 (10.93%) Test Automation
13 360 (10.41%) Web Development
14 351 (10.15%) SOLID
15 332 (9.60%) SDLC
16 308 (8.91%) MVVM
17 241 (6.97%) Microservices
18 237 (6.85%) SOA
19 236 (6.82%) OOP
20 225 (6.51%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3,352 (96.93%) C#
2 1,382 (39.97%) SQL
3 1,279 (36.99%) JavaScript
4 558 (16.14%) Ruby
5 483 (13.97%) T-SQL
6 231 (6.68%) VB.NET
7 140 (4.05%) Java
8 109 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 108 (3.12%) C++
10 105 (3.04%) F#
11 103 (2.98%) VB
12 92 (2.66%) PowerShell
13 80 (2.31%) TypeScript
14 68 (1.97%) Python
15 49 (1.42%) VBA
16 26 (0.75%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.67%) C
17 23 (0.67%) XAML
18 22 (0.64%) VB6
19 20 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 384 (11.10%) Degree
2 64 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 23 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.32%) ISEB
7 11 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.26%) MCPD
9 8 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.20%) MCSE
10 7 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.17%) CISSP
11 6 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.12%) MCTS
14 3 (0.087%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.058%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.058%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.96%) QA
2 15 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.40%) GDPR
4 12 (0.35%) MiFID
5 11 (0.32%) PMO
6 10 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.14%) SLA
8 4 (0.12%) DICOM
9 2 (0.058%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.058%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 48 (1.39%) Docker
2 44 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.23%) Terminal Server
5 6 (0.17%) Firmware
6 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (1.74%) Kibana
2 33 (0.95%) Kubernetes
3 30 (0.87%) Ansible
4 13 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.35%) Automic
5 12 (0.35%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.12%) Grafana
8 3 (0.087%) SCCM
8 3 (0.087%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.058%) Puppet
10 1 (0.029%) Control-M
10 1 (0.029%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,080 (31.23%) Microsoft
2 199 (5.75%) Oracle
3 191 (5.52%) Google
4 100 (2.89%) Facebook
5 64 (1.85%) Apple
6 63 (1.82%) Sony
6 63 (1.82%) Yahoo!
7 50 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 43 (1.24%) Tableau
9 40 (1.16%) DevExpress
10 35 (1.01%) SAP
11 30 (0.87%) Capita
12 25 (0.72%) IBM
12 25 (0.72%) VMware
13 21 (0.61%) Telerik
14 18 (0.52%) MuleSoft
15 17 (0.49%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.49%) webMethods
16 13 (0.38%) Citrix
17 12 (0.35%) TOWER Software