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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 130 111
Rank change year-on-year -107 -19 0
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,054 4,384 4,842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 2.54% 2.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.75% 6.27% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,807 3,956 4,529
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 54,804 69,961 70,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.13% 40.59% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 45,026 58,533 59,270
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 June 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 June 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 -96 1,970 £50,000 +5.26% 160
UK excluding London -118 1,269 £47,500 +5.56% 144
London -94 731 £57,500 - 27
South East -48 661 £50,000 +11.11% 41
North of England -136 236 £47,500 +11.76% 45
North West -94 164 £47,500 +18.75% 27
South West -69 128 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Midlands -89 124 £40,000 -11.11% 23
East of England -70 87 £52,500 +16.67% 12
West Midlands -48 71 £42,500 -18.27% 12
Yorkshire -95 63 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands -72 51 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Scotland -115 20 £37,500 -25.00% 3
North East -20 9 £36,000 -10.00%
Wales -31 9 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Northern Ireland -28 4 £36,250 +11.54% 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,965 (95.67%) C#
2 1,941 (94.50%) .NET
3 1,242 (60.47%) ASP.NET
4 1,238 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1,227 (59.74%) SQL Server
6 1,101 (53.60%) MVC
7 932 (45.37%) SQL
8 844 (41.09%) JavaScript
9 773 (37.63%) .NET Framework
10 748 (36.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 707 (34.42%) TDD
12 683 (33.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 669 (32.57%) Web Services
14 640 (31.16%) Microsoft
15 528 (25.71%) HTML
16 514 (25.02%) Entity Framework
17 510 (24.83%) CSS
18 505 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
19 467 (22.74%) Scrum
20 462 (22.49%) Visual Studio
21 460 (22.40%) WPF
22 455 (22.15%) Git (software)
23 434 (21.13%) jQuery
24 432 (21.03%) AngularJS
25 427 (20.79%) Finance
26 417 (20.30%) OO
27 402 (19.57%) RESTful
28 367 (17.87%) BDD
29 366 (17.82%) XML
30 355 (17.28%) 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
1 136 (6.62%) IIS
2 94 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 37 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (0.93%) Confluence
6 14 (0.68%) Umbraco
7 11 (0.54%) Apache
8 10 (0.49%) CMS
9 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.19%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.097%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.049%) DNN
12 1 (0.049%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.049%) Kentico
12 1 (0.049%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.049%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.049%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.049%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.29%) AutoCAD
3 6 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 50 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.24%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.097%) Magento
4 2 (0.097%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.049%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 505 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.68%) Serverless
4 42 (2.04%) PaaS
5 28 (1.36%) Azure Functions
6 26 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.02%) SaaS
8 12 (0.58%) NuGet
9 8 (0.39%) iPaaS
9 8 (0.39%) Office 365
10 6 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.19%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.15%) IaaS
13 2 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.097%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.097%) ShareGate
13 2 (0.097%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.65%) Internet
2 36 (1.75%) HTTP
3 11 (0.54%) SMTP
3 11 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (0.29%) Broadband
5 6 (0.29%) Network Security
6 5 (0.24%) BGP
6 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (0.24%) DNS
6 5 (0.24%) EIGRP
6 5 (0.24%) Firewall
6 5 (0.24%) FTP
6 5 (0.24%) MPLS
6 5 (0.24%) OSPF
6 5 (0.24%) VLAN
6 5 (0.24%) VPN
7 4 (0.19%) IMAP
8 2 (0.097%) Intranet
9 1 (0.049%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,227 (59.74%) SQL Server
2 320 (15.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 254 (12.37%) NoSQL
4 172 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 164 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 133 (6.48%) Relational Database
7 93 (4.53%) MongoDB
8 86 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 83 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 59 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 53 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
12 50 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
13 46 (2.24%) MySQL
14 31 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 25 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.07%) Redis
17 21 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (0.97%) OLAP
19 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2017
20 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 462 (22.49%) Visual Studio
2 455 (22.15%) Git (software)
3 355 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 148 (7.21%) NUnit
5 92 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 78 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 65 (3.16%) MSTest
8 61 (2.97%) JIRA
9 48 (2.34%) Jenkins
10 38 (1.85%) Subversion
11 35 (1.70%) Selenium
11 35 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 28 (1.36%) StyleCop
13 23 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 20 (0.97%) Moq
15 17 (0.83%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.78%) WiX
17 14 (0.68%) SoapUI
18 12 (0.58%) gulp
General
1 427 (20.79%) Finance
2 157 (7.64%) Games
3 110 (5.36%) Banking
4 82 (3.99%) Retail
5 43 (2.09%) Marketing
6 30 (1.46%) Advertising
7 26 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.88%) Back Office
10 18 (0.88%) Law
10 18 (0.88%) Legal
10 18 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 17 (0.83%) Electronics
12 13 (0.63%) Front Office
13 10 (0.49%) Music Industry
14 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.15%) Automotive
16 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,694 (82.47%) Developer
2 1,098 (53.46%) .NET Developer
3 921 (44.84%) C# Developer
4 619 (30.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 375 (18.26%) Software Developer
6 348 (16.94%) Senior Developer
7 274 (13.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 259 (12.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 211 (10.27%) Senior .NET Developer
10 208 (10.13%) C# Software Developer
11 166 (8.08%) Software Engineer
12 163 (7.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 158 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
14 132 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 125 (6.09%) SQL Developer
16 120 (5.84%) Junior
17 111 (5.40%) C# Software Engineer
18 108 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
19 107 (5.21%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 101 (4.92%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,941 (94.50%) .NET
2 1,242 (60.47%) ASP.NET
3 773 (37.63%) .NET Framework
4 748 (36.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 683 (33.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 669 (32.57%) Web Services
7 528 (25.71%) HTML
8 514 (25.02%) Entity Framework
9 510 (24.83%) CSS
10 460 (22.40%) WPF
11 434 (21.13%) jQuery
12 432 (21.03%) AngularJS
13 402 (19.57%) RESTful
14 366 (17.82%) XML
15 354 (17.23%) REST
16 338 (16.46%) SOAP
17 276 (13.44%) Node.js
18 275 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 268 (13.05%) WinForms
20 221 (10.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 249 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
4 80 (3.89%) Algorithms
5 68 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 54 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 44 (2.14%) Fixed Income
9 39 (1.90%) Derivative
10 36 (1.75%) User Experience
11 31 (1.51%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 23 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
14 20 (0.97%) Driving Licence
14 20 (0.97%) Robotics
15 19 (0.93%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.78%) BBC
16 16 (0.78%) Social Media
17 15 (0.73%) Equities
18 14 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 315 (15.34%) Windows
2 35 (1.70%) Android
3 32 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.36%) Linux
5 27 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.097%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.097%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.049%) CentOS
7 1 (0.049%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1,101 (53.60%) MVC
3 707 (34.42%) TDD
4 467 (22.74%) Scrum
5 417 (20.30%) OO
6 367 (17.87%) BDD
7 335 (16.31%) Software Engineering
8 276 (13.44%) Web Application Development
9 252 (12.27%) Unit Testing
10 246 (11.98%) SOA
11 233 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
11 233 (11.34%) SOLID
12 229 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
13 220 (10.71%) Web Development
14 207 (10.08%) Computer Science
15 191 (9.30%) Test Automation
16 190 (9.25%) DevOps
17 186 (9.06%) MVVM
18 161 (7.84%) OOP
19 159 (7.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,965 (95.67%) C#
2 932 (45.37%) SQL
3 844 (41.09%) JavaScript
4 281 (13.68%) T-SQL
5 196 (9.54%) Ruby
6 100 (4.87%) VB.NET
7 91 (4.43%) Java
8 82 (3.99%) C++
9 73 (3.55%) VB
10 72 (3.51%) PowerShell
11 52 (2.53%) C
12 48 (2.34%) Python
13 44 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.31%) PHP
14 27 (1.31%) TypeScript
15 23 (1.12%) VBA
16 21 (1.02%) F#
17 17 (0.83%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.83%) VB6
18 15 (0.73%) XAML
Qualifications
1 320 (15.58%) Degree
2 63 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.24%) CCNA
8 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (0.24%) GIAC
9 4 (0.19%) CISSP
9 4 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.15%) MCSD
11 2 (0.097%) MBCS
11 2 (0.097%) MCITP
11 2 (0.097%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.097%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.049%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.97%) QA
2 29 (1.41%) DICOM
3 5 (0.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.097%) PMO
6 1 (0.049%) GDPR
System Software
1 106 (5.16%) Docker
2 10 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.15%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.097%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.049%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 80 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.54%) Kibana
4 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
5 7 (0.34%) Terraform
6 5 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.19%) Rancher
8 3 (0.15%) Ansible
8 3 (0.15%) MIIS
8 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.049%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.049%) Puppet
Vendors
1 640 (31.16%) Microsoft
2 72 (3.51%) Oracle
3 40 (1.95%) Google
4 36 (1.75%) Xamarin
5 19 (0.93%) SAP
6 18 (0.88%) Apple
7 17 (0.83%) Axosoft
7 17 (0.83%) DevExpress
8 16 (0.78%) Facebook
8 16 (0.78%) Sony
8 16 (0.78%) Yahoo!
9 10 (0.49%) IBM
9 10 (0.49%) Telerik
10 9 (0.44%) Cisco
10 9 (0.44%) Splunk
11 7 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.34%) Sage
11 7 (0.34%) SimCorp
11 7 (0.34%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.34%) TIBCO