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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 115 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -30  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2416 2825 3577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.73% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.12% 7.12% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2246 2580 3248
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

WCF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 33955 39662 40709
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.35% 37.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28984 34153 34569
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 2287 £45,000 -5.26% 300
London +15 869 £55,000 - 104
South East +42 486 £45,000 - 45
Yorkshire +8 202 £40,000 -4.76% 24
North West -23 198 £40,000 - 30
East of England -10 194 £42,500 -12.37% 40
South West +43 158 £42,000 +5.00% 19
West Yorkshire +5 146 £39,000 -7.14% 11
Manchester -30 136 £40,000 -15.78% 16
Hampshire +58 124 £40,000 -11.11% 13
West Midlands -33 111 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Leeds +10 95 £38,250 -13.06% 8
Surrey +16 87 £53,000 +11.57% 6
Hertfordshire +28 85 £42,500 -16.66% 13
City of London +36 79 £63,750 +10.86% 14
Kent +34 57 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Scotland +50 55 £45,000 +16.88% 7
Cambridgeshire -9 55 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Berkshire -4 54 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 51 £45,000 - 3
West Sussex 0 50 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Bristol -10 48 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Milton Keynes -9 39 £45,000 +1.12%
East Midlands -52 39 £40,000 - 14
Cambridge -20 38 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Wales +11 37 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cheshire 0 35 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Birmingham -9 35 £45,000 +19.20% 5
East Sussex +15 34 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Somerset +9 32 £42,000 -0.59% 3

WCF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WCF.

1 4884 (97.29%) C#
2 4829 (96.20%) .NET
3 3599 (71.69%) ASP.NET
4 3551 (70.74%) SQL Server
5 3547 (70.66%) MVC
6 3205 (63.84%) Agile Software Development
7 2637 (52.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2413 (48.07%) TDD
9 2117 (42.17%) JavaScript
10 2053 (40.90%) SQL
11 2036 (40.56%) .NET Framework
12 1877 (37.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1851 (36.87%) HTML
14 1626 (32.39%) WPF
15 1615 (32.17%) CSS
16 1511 (30.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 1419 (28.27%) Web Application Development
18 1406 (28.01%) Entity Framework
19 1395 (27.79%) Microsoft
20 1338 (26.65%) Web Services
21 1228 (24.46%) BDD
22 1172 (23.35%) AngularJS
23 1158 (23.07%) OO
24 1131 (22.53%) Scrum
25 1124 (22.39%) jQuery
25 1124 (22.39%) SQL Server 2014
26 1104 (21.99%) Finance
27 1065 (21.22%) RESTful
28 1056 (21.04%) Git (software)
29 956 (19.04%) T-SQL

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
1 285 (5.68%) IIS
2 236 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
3 179 (3.57%) CMS
4 170 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 136 (2.71%) Umbraco
6 106 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 102 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
8 76 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 73 (1.45%) EPiServer
10 71 (1.41%) NServiceBus
11 61 (1.22%) Kentico
12 49 (0.98%) Sitefinity
13 46 (0.92%) DNN
14 43 (0.86%) Immediacy CMS
15 32 (0.64%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.62%) Confluence
17 17 (0.34%) Commerce Server
18 16 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 14 (0.28%) Apache Solr
20 11 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 444 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 39 (0.78%) MS Office
3 13 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.080%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.080%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.060%) MS Project
6 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 85 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.040%) Eze OMS
5 2 (0.040%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.020%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.020%) RMDS
6 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 545 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 250 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (1.45%) Google Play
4 71 (1.41%) SaaS
5 68 (1.35%) PaaS
6 42 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.64%) GitHub
8 22 (0.44%) Office 365
9 8 (0.16%) iPaaS
10 7 (0.14%) Asana
10 7 (0.14%) Slack
11 4 (0.080%) Boomi
11 4 (0.080%) IaaS
12 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.020%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.020%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.020%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 199 (3.96%) Internet
2 54 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 52 (1.04%) HTTP
4 20 (0.40%) SSL
5 18 (0.36%) Network Security
6 14 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.26%) SMTP
8 12 (0.24%) DNS
9 9 (0.18%) RS-232
10 8 (0.16%) Firewall
11 7 (0.14%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.14%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.12%) Intranet
13 5 (0.100%) FTP
13 5 (0.100%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.100%) SMPP
14 4 (0.080%) Bluetooth
14 4 (0.080%) NFC
14 4 (0.080%) SMS
15 3 (0.060%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3551 (70.74%) SQL Server
2 1124 (22.39%) SQL Server 2014
3 914 (18.21%) NoSQL
4 309 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 283 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 265 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 240 (4.78%) Relational Database
8 218 (4.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 190 (3.78%) MongoDB
10 169 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 135 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 96 (1.91%) MySQL
13 79 (1.57%) Big Data
14 78 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 65 (1.29%) Redis
16 61 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 47 (0.94%) RavenDB
18 46 (0.92%) RDBMS
19 42 (0.84%) Couchbase
20 38 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1056 (21.04%) Git (software)
2 758 (15.10%) NUnit
3 624 (12.43%) Visual Studio
4 559 (11.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 413 (8.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 366 (7.29%) Subversion
7 317 (6.31%) Moq
8 278 (5.54%) MSTest
9 212 (4.22%) TeamCity
10 123 (2.45%) JIRA
11 100 (1.99%) SpecFlow
12 96 (1.91%) Selenium
13 87 (1.73%) Jenkins
14 60 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 49 (0.98%) NuGet
16 39 (0.78%) Bugzilla
16 39 (0.78%) MSBuild
17 36 (0.72%) Trac
18 34 (0.68%) ReSharper
19 26 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 1104 (21.99%) Finance
2 411 (8.19%) Banking
3 384 (7.65%) Games
4 165 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 146 (2.91%) Marketing
6 116 (2.31%) Advertising
7 113 (2.25%) Music Industry
8 97 (1.93%) Retail
9 67 (1.33%) Front Office
10 53 (1.06%) Back Office
11 44 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 36 (0.72%) Legal
13 34 (0.68%) Electronics
14 32 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 32 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 23 (0.46%) Publishing
16 12 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
17 9 (0.18%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.14%) Automotive
18 7 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4455 (88.75%) Developer
2 3243 (64.60%) .NET Developer
3 2322 (46.25%) C# Developer
4 1556 (31.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 859 (17.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 798 (15.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 647 (12.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 625 (12.45%) Senior Developer
9 538 (10.72%) Software Developer
10 400 (7.97%) .NET Software Developer
11 381 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
12 373 (7.43%) SQL Developer
13 347 (6.91%) Senior C# Developer
14 310 (6.18%) C# Software Developer
15 277 (5.52%) Junior
16 275 (5.48%) Junior Developer
17 267 (5.32%) Agile Developer
18 255 (5.08%) Agile .NET Developer
19 253 (5.04%) Software Engineer
20 251 (5.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4829 (96.20%) .NET
2 3599 (71.69%) ASP.NET
3 2637 (52.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2036 (40.56%) .NET Framework
5 1877 (37.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1851 (36.87%) HTML
7 1626 (32.39%) WPF
8 1615 (32.17%) CSS
9 1511 (30.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1406 (28.01%) Entity Framework
11 1338 (26.65%) Web Services
12 1172 (23.35%) AngularJS
13 1124 (22.39%) jQuery
14 1065 (21.22%) RESTful
15 943 (18.78%) Node.js
16 901 (17.95%) XML
17 741 (14.76%) HTML5
18 694 (13.82%) LINQ
19 633 (12.61%) Ajax
20 626 (12.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 395 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 340 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
3 172 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 135 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (2.51%) Hedge funds
6 124 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 114 (2.27%) Social Network
8 110 (2.19%) User Experience
9 106 (2.11%) Social Media
10 93 (1.85%) BBC
11 86 (1.71%) Fintech
12 74 (1.47%) iPhone
13 69 (1.37%) N-Tier
14 66 (1.31%) Xbox
15 62 (1.24%) Tandem
16 55 (1.10%) Blog
17 52 (1.04%) Streaming Music
18 46 (0.92%) iPad
19 43 (0.86%) Fixed Income
20 38 (0.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 807 (16.08%) Windows
2 118 (2.35%) Android
3 86 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 35 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 34 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (0.66%) Unix
7 32 (0.64%) Linux
8 10 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.040%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.040%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.040%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.020%) CentOS
13 1 (0.020%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3547 (70.66%) MVC
2 3205 (63.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2413 (48.07%) TDD
4 1419 (28.27%) Web Application Development
5 1228 (24.46%) BDD
6 1158 (23.07%) OO
7 1131 (22.53%) Scrum
8 624 (12.43%) Software Engineering
9 568 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
10 542 (10.80%) Web Development
11 467 (9.30%) Unit Testing
12 432 (8.61%) SOA
13 419 (8.35%) SDLC
14 398 (7.93%) Dependency Injection
15 386 (7.69%) Kanban
16 379 (7.55%) MVVM
17 362 (7.21%) Multithreading
18 354 (7.05%) SOLID
19 316 (6.29%) OOP
20 285 (5.68%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 4884 (97.29%) C#
2 2117 (42.17%) JavaScript
3 2053 (40.90%) SQL
4 956 (19.04%) T-SQL
5 766 (15.26%) Ruby
6 457 (9.10%) VB.NET
7 279 (5.56%) Java
8 277 (5.52%) C++
9 173 (3.45%) VB
10 133 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 126 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 119 (2.37%) TypeScript
13 80 (1.59%) Python
14 74 (1.47%) XAML
15 73 (1.45%) F#
16 66 (1.31%) C
16 66 (1.31%) VBA
17 30 (0.60%) XPath
18 23 (0.46%) VB6
19 17 (0.34%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 546 (10.88%) Degree
2 86 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (0.60%) Security Cleared
4 27 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 21 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.18%) MCP
6 9 (0.18%) MCSD
7 7 (0.14%) HNC
8 6 (0.12%) HND
8 6 (0.12%) MCITP
8 6 (0.12%) MCTS
9 3 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.060%) MCPD
9 3 (0.060%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (0.060%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.020%) MCAD
10 1 (0.020%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.020%) MCDST
10 1 (0.020%) MCSA
10 1 (0.020%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.55%) QA
2 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.100%) MiFID
3 5 (0.100%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.040%) EMIR
4 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.020%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.020%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (1.77%) Docker
2 30 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.040%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.040%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.020%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.020%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (0.96%) Kibana
2 27 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.52%) Puppet
4 3 (0.060%) logstash
5 2 (0.040%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.040%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.040%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.020%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.020%) Rancher
6 1 (0.020%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1395 (27.79%) Microsoft
2 261 (5.20%) Google
3 194 (3.86%) Oracle
4 151 (3.01%) Facebook
5 97 (1.93%) Apple
6 93 (1.85%) Sony
6 93 (1.85%) Yahoo!
7 84 (1.67%) Sitecore
8 49 (0.98%) Xamarin
9 45 (0.90%) IBM
10 43 (0.86%) Alterian
11 37 (0.74%) SAP
12 24 (0.48%) Telerik
13 15 (0.30%) Tableau
14 14 (0.28%) Bloomberg
15 11 (0.22%) Informatica
15 11 (0.22%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.22%) Sybase
15 11 (0.22%) Teradata
16 10 (0.20%) Atlassian
Bromley, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Flintshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £20-25,000 + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Downham Market, Norfolk
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago