Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 278 203
Rank change year-on-year -152 -75 -92
Permanent jobs citing WCF 364 1,524 2,651
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 1.21% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 3.11% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 350 1,376 2,573
Median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,150 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 26,698 49,022 59,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.89% 38.87% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22,647 40,610 49,599
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,219 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% +2.71% +5.88%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 -165 322 £50,000 - 60
UK excluding London -117 231 £45,000 - 55
London -76 116 £72,500 +26.09% 8
South East -98 69 £41,500 -17.00% 13
Work from Home -111 48 £43,000 +1.93% 9
Midlands +2 47 £45,000 - 10
North of England -24 40 £49,000 +8.89% 10
West Midlands +42 31 £45,000 - 4
South West -3 28 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North West -15 24 £50,000 +5.26% 5
East of England +77 21 £56,500 -9.60% 13
Wales +43 18 £45,000 +34.33% 2
East Midlands +2 16 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Yorkshire +23 15 £44,500 +4.71% 5
Scotland +28 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northern Ireland +20 3 - -
North East +20 1 £36,000 -12.20%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 338 (92.86%) .NET
2 293 (80.49%) C#
3 209 (57.42%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (56.87%) SQL
5 196 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 194 (53.30%) ASP.NET
7 186 (51.10%) JavaScript
8 180 (49.45%) Azure
9 167 (45.88%) HTML
10 164 (45.05%) CSS
11 157 (43.13%) MVC
12 152 (41.76%) Microsoft
13 132 (36.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 115 (31.59%) AngularJS
15 107 (29.40%) Scrum
16 105 (28.85%) WPF
17 102 (28.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 100 (27.47%) .NET Framework
19 94 (25.82%) OO
20 87 (23.90%) TDD
21 86 (23.63%) Visual Studio
22 83 (22.80%) Web Development
23 81 (22.25%) XML
23 81 (22.25%) REST
24 79 (21.70%) jQuery
25 76 (20.88%) Web Services
26 74 (20.33%) DevOps
27 73 (20.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 71 (19.51%) Software Engineering
29 70 (19.23%) Windows

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 29 (7.97%) IIS
2 14 (3.85%) CMS
3 7 (1.92%) Sitefinity
4 6 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.82%) DNN
5 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.55%) JBoss
6 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (15.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 180 (49.45%) Azure
2 59 (16.21%) Dynamics 365
3 51 (14.01%) Power Platform
4 24 (6.59%) AWS
5 23 (6.32%) npm
6 14 (3.85%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.65%) Logic Apps
8 5 (1.37%) SaaS
9 4 (1.10%) BrowserStack
9 4 (1.10%) Serverless
10 3 (0.82%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.82%) GCP
10 3 (0.82%) NuGet
10 3 (0.82%) Slack
11 2 (0.55%) GitHub
11 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.27%) Boomi
12 1 (0.27%) PaaS
12 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.47%) HTTP
2 4 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 73 (20.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 36 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (9.34%) MongoDB
7 22 (6.04%) Relational Database
8 19 (5.22%) Redis
9 13 (3.57%) SQL Server 2017
10 11 (3.02%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (1.37%) Aerospike
14 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 4 (1.10%) MySQL
15 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 86 (23.63%) Visual Studio
2 62 (17.03%) Git (software)
3 42 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (7.69%) NUnit
5 24 (6.59%) Subversion
6 19 (5.22%) gulp
6 19 (5.22%) jspm
7 17 (4.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (4.40%) JIRA
8 16 (4.40%) TeamCity
9 15 (4.12%) Moq
9 15 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (3.30%) MSTest
10 12 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.92%) PowerBuilder
13 6 (1.65%) Grunt
13 6 (1.65%) Postman
13 6 (1.65%) ReSharper
13 6 (1.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 62 (17.03%) Finance
2 47 (12.91%) Banking
3 42 (11.54%) Private Banking
4 15 (4.12%) Games
5 12 (3.30%) Retail
6 10 (2.75%) Legal
7 9 (2.47%) Front Office
7 9 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.10%) Local Government
9 4 (1.10%) Police
10 3 (0.82%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 278 (76.37%) Developer
2 127 (34.89%) C# Developer
3 126 (34.62%) .NET Developer
4 90 (24.73%) Software Developer
5 75 (20.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 60 (16.48%) Senior Developer
7 36 (9.89%) Full Stack Developer
7 36 (9.89%) Software Engineer
8 35 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
9 31 (8.52%) C# Software Developer
10 28 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 28 (7.69%) SQL Developer
11 27 (7.42%) Senior C# Developer
12 25 (6.87%) Senior Software Developer
13 24 (6.59%) Lead Developer
13 24 (6.59%) Technical Leader
14 23 (6.32%) C# Software Engineer
14 23 (6.32%) Consultant
15 22 (6.04%) Technical Consultant
15 22 (6.04%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (92.86%) .NET
2 194 (53.30%) ASP.NET
3 167 (45.88%) HTML
4 164 (45.05%) CSS
5 132 (36.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 115 (31.59%) AngularJS
7 105 (28.85%) WPF
8 102 (28.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 100 (27.47%) .NET Framework
10 81 (22.25%) REST
10 81 (22.25%) XML
11 79 (21.70%) jQuery
12 76 (20.88%) Web Services
13 68 (18.68%) Entity Framework
14 65 (17.86%) .NET Core
15 52 (14.29%) XSD
16 50 (13.74%) SOAP
17 48 (13.19%) React
18 44 (12.09%) JSON
19 41 (11.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.95%) User Experience
4 7 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.82%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.55%) FMCG
7 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.55%) Wiki
8 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.27%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.27%) Derivative
8 1 (0.27%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.27%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (2.47%) Android
3 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (57.42%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (43.13%) MVC
3 107 (29.40%) Scrum
4 94 (25.82%) OO
5 87 (23.90%) TDD
6 83 (22.80%) Web Development
7 74 (20.33%) DevOps
8 71 (19.51%) Software Engineering
9 61 (16.76%) CRM
10 56 (15.38%) OOD
11 44 (12.09%) Microservices
12 43 (11.81%) SOLID
13 42 (11.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 42 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
14 40 (10.99%) Unit Testing
15 36 (9.89%) BDD
16 35 (9.62%) Test Automation
17 30 (8.24%) Multithreading
18 29 (7.97%) Mentoring
19 27 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 293 (80.49%) C#
2 207 (56.87%) SQL
3 186 (51.10%) JavaScript
4 64 (17.58%) T-SQL
5 28 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.95%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.67%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.47%) C
8 9 (2.47%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.20%) Python
10 7 (1.92%) Java
11 6 (1.65%) C++
11 6 (1.65%) XAML
12 4 (1.10%) PHP
12 4 (1.10%) VBScript
13 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.82%) VB
13 3 (0.82%) VB6
14 2 (0.55%) F#
14 2 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (16.76%) Degree
2 12 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.30%) QA
2 7 (1.92%) ISO 13485
2 7 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.65%) GDPR
4 5 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.37%) SLA
5 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.55%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (5.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (3.57%) Terraform
2 10 (2.75%) MIIS
2 10 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (2.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 152 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.95%) Oracle
3 13 (3.57%) Charles River
3 13 (3.57%) Google
4 11 (3.02%) DevExpress
5 9 (2.47%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.92%) Apple
7 4 (1.10%) Intapp
7 4 (1.10%) RedGate
8 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.55%) SAP
8 2 (0.55%) Telerik
9 1 (0.27%) Dell
9 1 (0.27%) iManage
9 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.27%) Sage
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) webMethods