Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 111 115
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 -28
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4,397 4,841 5,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.80% 2.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.21% 6.88% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,966 4,521 5,274
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 70,861 70,360 78,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 40.70% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 59,170 59,526 67,461
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -21 4,107 £47,500 +5.56% 421
UK excluding London -8 2,875 £45,000 +5.88% 302
London -33 1,471 £57,500 +4.55% 136
South East +21 1,132 £45,000 - 82
North of England -26 614 £42,500 +6.25% 82
North West -10 398 £40,000 - 58
Midlands +2 342 £45,000 +5.88% 56
East of England -53 295 £45,000 - 33
South West -28 256 £47,500 +18.75% 32
East Midlands +27 176 £42,500 - 32
Scotland +16 173 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands -14 166 £52,500 +23.53% 24
Yorkshire -70 165 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Wales -2 53 £40,000 - 5
North East -27 51 £40,000 - 10
Northern Ireland +5 9 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4,279 (97.32%) C#
2 4,063 (92.40%) .NET
3 3,119 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
4 3,106 (70.64%) ASP.NET
5 3,075 (69.93%) MVC
6 3,035 (69.02%) SQL Server
7 2,466 (56.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2,218 (50.44%) TDD
9 2,023 (46.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,720 (39.12%) .NET Framework
11 1,687 (38.37%) JavaScript
12 1,589 (36.14%) SQL
13 1,471 (33.45%) Web Application Development
14 1,403 (31.91%) Entity Framework
15 1,401 (31.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1,378 (31.34%) Git (software)
17 1,360 (30.93%) RESTful
18 1,357 (30.86%) BDD
19 1,311 (29.82%) HTML
20 1,294 (29.43%) Microsoft
21 1,282 (29.16%) WPF
22 1,205 (27.41%) Node.js
23 1,189 (27.04%) CSS
24 1,157 (26.31%) SQL Server 2016
25 1,116 (25.38%) AngularJS
26 1,066 (24.24%) NoSQL
27 986 (22.42%) Ruby
28 951 (21.63%) OO
29 924 (21.01%) Finance
30 905 (20.58%) Scrum

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
1 183 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 160 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
3 135 (3.07%) CMS
4 132 (3.00%) IIS
5 99 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 86 (1.96%) Umbraco
7 73 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 56 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 54 (1.23%) EPiServer
9 54 (1.23%) NServiceBus
10 48 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (0.61%) Confluence
12 27 (0.61%) Kentico
13 25 (0.57%) Sitefinity
14 24 (0.55%) DNN
14 24 (0.55%) Immediacy CMS
15 18 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.18%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 80 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.091%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.045%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.045%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.023%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 155 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.045%) RMDS
7 1 (0.023%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.023%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.023%) Endur
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 715 (16.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (1.93%) Office 365
4 79 (1.80%) Google Play
5 76 (1.73%) PaaS
6 74 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
7 67 (1.52%) IaaS
8 51 (1.16%) npm
9 35 (0.80%) SaaS
10 30 (0.68%) Serverless
11 24 (0.55%) Yarn
12 17 (0.39%) GitHub
13 16 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.30%) Yammer
15 10 (0.23%) NuGet
16 8 (0.18%) Trello
17 7 (0.16%) Force.com
18 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
19 5 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 198 (4.50%) Internet
2 62 (1.41%) HTTP
3 28 (0.64%) Intranet
4 21 (0.48%) DNS
4 21 (0.48%) Hyperconnected
5 20 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.32%) Network Security
7 13 (0.30%) SMS
8 12 (0.27%) SSL
9 11 (0.25%) Firewall
10 10 (0.23%) SMTP
11 9 (0.20%) LTE
12 6 (0.14%) NAS
12 6 (0.14%) SAN
13 4 (0.091%) VPN
13 4 (0.091%) Wireless
14 3 (0.068%) FTP
15 2 (0.045%) Broadband
15 2 (0.045%) Unified Communications
16 1 (0.023%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,035 (69.02%) SQL Server
2 1,157 (26.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 1,066 (24.24%) NoSQL
4 343 (7.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 200 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 176 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 158 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 152 (3.46%) MongoDB
9 149 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 133 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 53 (1.21%) Couchbase
12 49 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 48 (1.09%) MySQL
14 45 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 43 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 30 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
18 29 (0.66%) Power BI
19 27 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1,378 (31.34%) Git (software)
2 636 (14.46%) Visual Studio
3 559 (12.71%) NUnit
4 495 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 250 (5.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 198 (4.50%) Subversion
7 183 (4.16%) Moq
8 173 (3.93%) TeamCity
9 165 (3.75%) MSTest
10 108 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 91 (2.07%) Selenium
12 83 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 83 (1.89%) SpecFlow
13 74 (1.68%) JIRA
14 72 (1.64%) Jenkins
15 53 (1.21%) MSBuild
16 49 (1.11%) Log4Net
17 48 (1.09%) Babel
17 48 (1.09%) webpack
18 47 (1.07%) StyleCop
General
1 924 (21.01%) Finance
2 401 (9.12%) Games
3 289 (6.57%) Banking
4 229 (5.21%) Advertising
5 156 (3.55%) Marketing
6 129 (2.93%) Retail
7 127 (2.89%) Front Office
8 123 (2.80%) Investment Banking
9 93 (2.12%) Music Industry
10 55 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.11%) Legal
12 47 (1.07%) Law
13 43 (0.98%) Automotive
14 35 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.71%) Telecoms
16 25 (0.57%) Back Office
17 21 (0.48%) Electronics
18 8 (0.18%) Publishing
19 2 (0.045%) Pharmaceutical
20 1 (0.023%) Military
Job Titles
1 3,823 (86.95%) Developer
2 2,745 (62.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,661 (37.78%) C# Developer
4 1,104 (25.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 672 (15.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 643 (14.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 497 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 474 (10.78%) Software Developer
9 435 (9.89%) Senior Developer
10 394 (8.96%) .NET Software Developer
11 316 (7.19%) Software Engineer
12 306 (6.96%) C# Software Developer
13 240 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
14 232 (5.28%) Senior C# Developer
15 231 (5.25%) SQL Developer
16 210 (4.78%) Agile Developer
17 197 (4.48%) Lead Developer
18 193 (4.39%) Agile .NET Developer
19 190 (4.32%) C# Software Engineer
20 189 (4.30%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,063 (92.40%) .NET
2 3,106 (70.64%) ASP.NET
3 2,466 (56.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2,023 (46.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,720 (39.12%) .NET Framework
6 1,403 (31.91%) Entity Framework
7 1,401 (31.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1,360 (30.93%) RESTful
9 1,311 (29.82%) HTML
10 1,282 (29.16%) WPF
11 1,205 (27.41%) Node.js
12 1,189 (27.04%) CSS
13 1,116 (25.38%) AngularJS
14 855 (19.45%) Web Services
15 717 (16.31%) jQuery
16 650 (14.78%) Code First Entity Framework
17 615 (13.99%) KnockoutJS
18 542 (12.33%) XML
19 529 (12.03%) WinForms
20 500 (11.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 578 (13.15%) Greenfield Project
2 284 (6.46%) Enterprise Software
3 279 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 194 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 192 (4.37%) User Experience
6 182 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 129 (2.93%) Fintech
8 105 (2.39%) Equities
9 87 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 78 (1.77%) iPhone
11 76 (1.73%) Social Network
12 73 (1.66%) Hedge funds
13 65 (1.48%) Client/Server
14 62 (1.41%) BBC
14 62 (1.41%) Social Media
15 56 (1.27%) N-Tier
16 55 (1.25%) Algorithms
17 53 (1.21%) Fixed Income
18 46 (1.05%) Tandem
19 44 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 578 (13.15%) Windows
2 132 (3.00%) Android
3 50 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 29 (0.66%) Linux
6 19 (0.43%) Unix
6 19 (0.43%) Windows Phone
6 19 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
7 17 (0.39%) VMS
8 9 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.18%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.023%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,119 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 3,075 (69.93%) MVC
3 2,218 (50.44%) TDD
4 1,471 (33.45%) Web Application Development
5 1,357 (30.86%) BDD
6 951 (21.63%) OO
7 905 (20.58%) Scrum
8 508 (11.55%) Software Engineering
9 490 (11.14%) Unit Testing
10 458 (10.42%) SDLC
11 454 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
12 423 (9.62%) Web Development
13 420 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
14 358 (8.14%) Dependency Injection
15 346 (7.87%) MVVM
16 338 (7.69%) Test Automation
17 300 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
18 298 (6.78%) SOLID
19 289 (6.57%) Domain-Driven Design
20 274 (6.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4,279 (97.32%) C#
2 1,687 (38.37%) JavaScript
3 1,589 (36.14%) SQL
4 986 (22.42%) Ruby
5 612 (13.92%) T-SQL
6 346 (7.87%) VB.NET
7 206 (4.69%) VB
8 167 (3.80%) Java
9 162 (3.68%) C++
10 150 (3.41%) PL/SQL
11 129 (2.93%) PowerShell
12 105 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 95 (2.16%) F#
14 65 (1.48%) VBA
15 60 (1.36%) Python
16 51 (1.16%) VB6
17 31 (0.71%) XAML
18 27 (0.61%) ES6
19 24 (0.55%) MATLAB
20 18 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 377 (8.57%) Degree
2 88 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.30%) MCTS
8 11 (0.25%) ISEB
8 11 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.25%) MCSD
9 7 (0.16%) MCAD
9 7 (0.16%) MCP
9 7 (0.16%) Postgraduate
9 7 (0.16%) SANS
10 6 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.068%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.068%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.09%) QA
2 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.25%) PMO
3 11 (0.25%) SLA
4 10 (0.23%) MiFID
5 8 (0.18%) GAMP
6 7 (0.16%) GDPR
7 2 (0.045%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.045%) DICOM
7 2 (0.045%) GCP
7 2 (0.045%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.023%) EMIR
System Software
1 68 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (1.09%) Docker
3 14 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.14%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.091%) Firmware
6 4 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.023%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (1.18%) Kibana
2 20 (0.45%) Ansible
3 18 (0.41%) Kubernetes
4 17 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.30%) SCCM
5 13 (0.30%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.16%) Puppet
7 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.091%) Automic
9 4 (0.091%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 3 (0.068%) Endace
10 3 (0.068%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.068%) Rancher
11 1 (0.023%) Control-M
11 1 (0.023%) Graphite
11 1 (0.023%) Graylog
Vendors
1 1,294 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 226 (5.14%) Google
3 203 (4.62%) Oracle
4 165 (3.75%) Facebook
5 65 (1.48%) Apple
6 62 (1.41%) Sitecore
6 62 (1.41%) Sony
6 62 (1.41%) Yahoo!
7 53 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 45 (1.02%) Tableau
9 41 (0.93%) Capita
10 38 (0.86%) SAP
11 36 (0.82%) DevExpress
12 33 (0.75%) Telerik
13 30 (0.68%) VMware
14 24 (0.55%) Alterian
15 18 (0.41%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.41%) webMethods
16 17 (0.39%) IBM
16 17 (0.39%) TOWER Software