Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK

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 23 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 702 770 606
Rank change year-on-year +68 -164 -100
Permanent jobs citing WCF 119 265 621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.75% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 107 227 401
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,125 £47,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +12.24%
75th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,750 £50,750
% change year-on-year +8.37% - +12.78%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,426 35,360 53,770
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.58% 31.77% 38.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14,378 21,626 31,154
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,163 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% +8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £81,000 £87,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 23 February 2024.

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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +79 103 £60,000 +7.14% 26
UK excluding London +53 94 £55,000 +8.37% 18
Work from Home +65 58 £55,000 -1.79% 11
South East +91 33 £55,000 +12.24% 3
London +108 24 £100,000 +42.86% 8
North of England +45 22 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Midlands +67 17 £60,000 +7.14% 5
North West +43 16 £60,000 +4.35% 2
West Midlands +68 15 £60,000 +7.14% 5
Northern Ireland +27 12 £42,500 +21.43%
Yorkshire +62 5 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland - 4 £85,000 -
East of England +37 3 £48,000 -10.70% 1
South West +17 3 £57,000 +11.22% 5
East Midlands - 2 £76,250 -
North East - 1 £65,000 -

WCF
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (11.76%) IIS
2 3 (2.52%) Confluence
3 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.68%) CMS
3 2 (1.68%) Liferay
3 2 (1.68%) Magnolia
3 2 (1.68%) nginx
3 2 (1.68%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.77%) Azure
2 18 (15.13%) Azure DevOps
3 12 (10.08%) AWS
4 10 (8.40%) PaaS
5 9 (7.56%) SaaS
6 6 (5.04%) Power Platform
7 5 (4.20%) Azure Service Fabric
8 4 (3.36%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.52%) GitHub
10 2 (1.68%) npm
10 2 (1.68%) NuGet
10 2 (1.68%) Serverless
11 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.84%) Azure Table
11 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) CTI
2 1 (0.84%) DMZ
2 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.84%) FTP
2 1 (0.84%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.84%) RS-232
2 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (55.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.04%) Power BI
4 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.68%) DB2
6 2 (1.68%) DTS
7 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 37 (31.09%) Visual Studio
2 27 (22.69%) Git
3 15 (12.61%) NUnit
4 10 (8.40%) TeamCity
5 9 (7.56%) JIRA
5 9 (7.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (6.72%) FitNesse
6 8 (6.72%) Selenium
6 8 (6.72%) SonarQube
6 8 (6.72%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.20%) Postman
7 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.52%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.52%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.68%) Bower
9 2 (1.68%) gulp
9 2 (1.68%) Moq
9 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.84%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 36 (30.25%) Social Skills
3 10 (8.40%) Retail
4 9 (7.56%) Legal
5 8 (6.72%) Banking
5 8 (6.72%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.88%) Publishing
7 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.68%) Automotive
9 2 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.84%) Back Office
10 1 (0.84%) Front Office
10 1 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.84%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (68.07%) Developer
2 53 (44.54%) .NET Developer
3 37 (31.09%) C# Developer
4 29 (24.37%) C# .NET Developer
4 29 (24.37%) Senior
5 15 (12.61%) Applications Developer
5 15 (12.61%) Software Developer
6 13 (10.92%) C# Application Developer
7 12 (10.08%) .NET Applications Developer
7 12 (10.08%) Full Stack .NET Developer
7 12 (10.08%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (9.24%) Senior Developer
9 10 (8.40%) Lead
9 10 (8.40%) Lead Developer
9 10 (8.40%) Software Engineer
10 8 (6.72%) .NET Software Developer
10 8 (6.72%) C# Software Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Lead C# Developer
12 6 (5.04%) Architect
13 5 (4.20%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (90.76%) .NET
2 69 (57.98%) .NET Framework
3 52 (43.70%) Web Services
4 46 (38.66%) ASP.NET
5 43 (36.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (29.41%) .NET Core
6 35 (29.41%) Entity Framework
7 28 (23.53%) AngularJS
8 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (22.69%) WPF
8 27 (22.69%) XML
9 26 (21.85%) WinForms
10 24 (20.17%) LINQ
11 23 (19.33%) CSS
12 21 (17.65%) HTML
13 18 (15.13%) jQuery
13 18 (15.13%) JSON
13 18 (15.13%) REST
14 17 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (12.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.72%) Video\Live Streaming
3 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.20%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.20%) Distributed Applications
5 4 (3.36%) Distributed Systems
5 4 (3.36%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.52%) Robotics
7 2 (1.68%) Distributed Architecture
7 2 (1.68%) FMCG
7 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.68%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.68%) Product Ownership
8 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.84%) Low-Code
8 1 (0.84%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 4 (3.36%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.86%) MVC
2 48 (40.34%) TDD
3 44 (36.97%) Agile
4 28 (23.53%) SOLID
5 26 (21.85%) DevOps
6 25 (21.01%) Full Stack Development
7 23 (19.33%) SDLC
8 18 (15.13%) Collaborative Working
8 18 (15.13%) Software Engineering
9 16 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (13.45%) User Experience
10 15 (12.61%) Design Patterns
10 15 (12.61%) Microservices
11 14 (11.76%) Client Onboarding
11 14 (11.76%) OOP
11 14 (11.76%) Scrum
12 13 (10.92%) Change Control
12 13 (10.92%) Process Improvement
13 12 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 111 (93.28%) C#
2 54 (45.38%) SQL
3 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
4 15 (12.61%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.40%) XAML
6 8 (6.72%) Python
7 6 (5.04%) Java
8 5 (4.20%) C
8 5 (4.20%) PHP
8 5 (4.20%) XPath
9 4 (3.36%) C++
9 4 (3.36%) VB
10 3 (2.52%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.52%) VBA
11 2 (1.68%) Go
11 2 (1.68%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.84%) F#
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) HNC
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Control-M
2 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 45 (37.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.68%) MuleSoft
2 2 (1.68%) OpenText
2 2 (1.68%) Pega
2 2 (1.68%) Sitecore
2 2 (1.68%) VMware
3 1 (0.84%) Citrix
3 1 (0.84%) IBM
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.84%) Salesforce
3 1 (0.84%) Splunk
3 1 (0.84%) Telerik
3 1 (0.84%) Xamarin