Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 209 107
Rank change year-on-year -71 -102 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 1,405 2,538 5,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.67% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.91% 4.22% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,176 2,247 4,623
UK median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.00% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £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 48,315 60,139 71,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.95% 39.69% 40.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39,749 49,335 60,174
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 -72 1,335 £50,000 - 223
UK excluding London -39 927 £47,500 +5.56% 196
London -78 460 £57,500 -11.54% 37
South East -33 454 £50,000 +5.26% 70
North of England -76 145 £45,000 - 51
Midlands +39 118 £45,000 +5.88% 27
North West -50 115 £47,500 +5.56% 36
South West -6 105 £45,000 - 19
East Midlands +33 67 £37,500 -6.25% 12
East of England -9 53 £65,000 +30.00% 19
West Midlands +32 51 £45,000 - 15
Yorkshire -43 29 £45,000 - 15
Scotland +18 27 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Wales 0 15 £33,750 -23.30% 3
Northern Ireland -4 5 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Isle of Man - 5 £47,500 -
North East 0 1 £41,000 +7.89%

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 1,357 (96.58%) C#
2 1,327 (94.45%) .NET
3 870 (61.92%) ASP.NET
4 862 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
5 829 (59.00%) SQL Server
6 796 (56.65%) MVC
7 662 (47.12%) JavaScript
8 613 (43.63%) SQL
9 574 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 562 (40.00%) .NET Framework
11 552 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 528 (37.58%) TDD
13 464 (33.02%) HTML
14 445 (31.67%) Microsoft
15 434 (30.89%) CSS
16 427 (30.39%) Entity Framework
17 399 (28.40%) AngularJS
18 392 (27.90%) Scrum
19 388 (27.62%) jQuery
20 370 (26.33%) Web Services
21 363 (25.84%) Azure
22 362 (25.77%) Visual Studio
23 318 (22.63%) Git (software)
24 312 (22.21%) XML
25 284 (20.21%) WPF
26 273 (19.43%) BDD
27 271 (19.29%) REST
28 270 (19.22%) Windows
29 266 (18.93%) RESTful
30 249 (17.72%) Unit Testing

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 73 (5.20%) IIS
2 47 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
3 30 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.07%) CMS
6 11 (0.78%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.50%) Confluence
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.36%) FileNet
9 5 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.28%) WordPress
11 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.14%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.071%) Apache
13 1 (0.071%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.071%) SAS
13 1 (0.071%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.071%) Endur
2 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.071%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 363 (25.84%) Azure
2 88 (6.26%) AWS
3 48 (3.42%) PaaS
4 45 (3.20%) Power Platform
5 32 (2.28%) Serverless
6 28 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.78%) Azure Functions
8 22 (1.57%) Office 365
9 20 (1.42%) Microsoft Flow
9 20 (1.42%) PowerApps
10 17 (1.21%) ShareGate
11 16 (1.14%) SaaS
12 9 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.57%) GitHub
14 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.14%) GCP
14 2 (0.14%) npm
15 1 (0.071%) NuGet
15 1 (0.071%) Slack
15 1 (0.071%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.49%) Internet
2 12 (0.85%) HTTP
3 10 (0.71%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.36%) Hyperconnected
5 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.14%) FTP
7 1 (0.071%) AMQP
7 1 (0.071%) Broadband
7 1 (0.071%) Firewall
7 1 (0.071%) PBX
7 1 (0.071%) RS-232
7 1 (0.071%) RS-485
7 1 (0.071%) SAN
7 1 (0.071%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (59.00%) SQL Server
2 237 (16.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 181 (12.88%) NoSQL
4 98 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 97 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 89 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 82 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 40 (2.85%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 26 (1.85%) MySQL
13 25 (1.78%) Power BI
14 20 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (1.42%) Couchbase
14 20 (1.42%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.42%) SQL Server 2019
15 19 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.28%) Redis
17 16 (1.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 362 (25.77%) Visual Studio
2 318 (22.63%) Git (software)
3 221 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 172 (12.24%) NUnit
5 72 (5.12%) StyleCop
6 56 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 51 (3.63%) SoapUI
8 47 (3.35%) Selenium
9 46 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 43 (3.06%) WiX
11 38 (2.70%) JIRA
12 30 (2.14%) Subversion
12 30 (2.14%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
13 26 (1.85%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.49%) MSTest
14 21 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 19 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (1.28%) Jasmine
17 15 (1.07%) Moq
General
1 233 (16.58%) Finance
2 122 (8.68%) Games
3 34 (2.42%) Retail
4 33 (2.35%) Marketing
5 32 (2.28%) Banking
6 31 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.21%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.14%) Front Office
8 23 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.57%) Electronics
10 17 (1.21%) Legal
11 8 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.57%) Law
12 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Music Industry
13 6 (0.43%) Retail Finance
14 5 (0.36%) Advertising
14 5 (0.36%) Automotive
14 5 (0.36%) Avionics
14 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,156 (82.28%) Developer
2 640 (45.55%) .NET Developer
3 565 (40.21%) C# Developer
4 327 (23.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 258 (18.36%) Software Developer
6 198 (14.09%) Senior Developer
7 194 (13.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 188 (13.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 119 (8.47%) Software Engineer
10 113 (8.04%) C# Software Developer
11 109 (7.76%) Senior .NET Developer
12 96 (6.83%) Junior
13 93 (6.62%) Senior C# Developer
14 92 (6.55%) Junior Developer
15 90 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 84 (5.98%) .NET Software Developer
17 67 (4.77%) Junior .NET Developer
18 63 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
18 63 (4.48%) Senior Software Developer
19 60 (4.27%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,327 (94.45%) .NET
2 870 (61.92%) ASP.NET
3 574 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 562 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 552 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 464 (33.02%) HTML
7 434 (30.89%) CSS
8 427 (30.39%) Entity Framework
9 399 (28.40%) AngularJS
10 388 (27.62%) jQuery
11 370 (26.33%) Web Services
12 312 (22.21%) XML
13 284 (20.21%) WPF
14 271 (19.29%) REST
15 266 (18.93%) RESTful
16 213 (15.16%) .NET Core
17 209 (14.88%) LINQ
18 204 (14.52%) SOAP
19 189 (13.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 184 (13.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 209 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
3 74 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 37 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 35 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.06%) Fixed Income
8 28 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 28 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (1.99%) Hedge funds
9 27 (1.92%) Derivative
10 26 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.35%) User Experience
13 17 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.14%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.78%) e-Learning
17 10 (0.71%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 270 (19.22%) Windows
2 35 (2.49%) Unix
3 25 (1.78%) Android
4 12 (0.85%) Linux
4 12 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
5 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.071%) Solaris
9 1 (0.071%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (56.65%) MVC
3 528 (37.58%) TDD
4 392 (27.90%) Scrum
5 273 (19.43%) BDD
6 249 (17.72%) Unit Testing
7 219 (15.59%) Software Engineering
8 204 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
9 198 (14.09%) Web Application Development
10 180 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
11 172 (12.24%) Web Development
12 170 (12.10%) OO
13 148 (10.53%) Test Automation
14 138 (9.82%) DevOps
15 124 (8.83%) SOLID
16 111 (7.90%) Microservices
17 108 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
18 107 (7.62%) MVVM
19 106 (7.54%) Computer Science
20 105 (7.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,357 (96.58%) C#
2 662 (47.12%) JavaScript
3 613 (43.63%) SQL
4 194 (13.81%) T-SQL
5 132 (9.40%) Ruby
6 122 (8.68%) VB.NET
7 78 (5.55%) C++
8 77 (5.48%) TypeScript
9 64 (4.56%) VB
10 58 (4.13%) Java
11 53 (3.77%) PL/SQL
12 37 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.35%) C
14 25 (1.78%) VB6
15 14 (1.00%) Python
15 14 (1.00%) XAML
16 11 (0.78%) VBScript
17 10 (0.71%) F#
17 10 (0.71%) R
18 8 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 129 (9.18%) Degree
2 21 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.42%) MCP
4 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.71%) ISEB
5 10 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.36%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.28%) MCSD
9 3 (0.21%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.071%) CISSP
10 1 (0.071%) CIW
10 1 (0.071%) MCITP
10 1 (0.071%) MCSE
10 1 (0.071%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.21%) DICOM
2 30 (2.14%) QA
3 17 (1.21%) SLA
4 13 (0.93%) GDPR
5 6 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (3.99%) Docker
2 5 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.42%) Automic
3 6 (0.43%) Kibana
4 3 (0.21%) Terraform
5 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 445 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 90 (6.41%) Oracle
3 42 (2.99%) SAP
4 20 (1.42%) Cadence
4 20 (1.42%) FactSet
5 14 (1.00%) Google
6 12 (0.85%) Axosoft
7 10 (0.71%) IBM
7 10 (0.71%) Sencha
7 10 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 10 (0.71%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.43%) Facebook
8 6 (0.43%) Telerik
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe
9 5 (0.36%) Apple
9 5 (0.36%) Cognos
9 5 (0.36%) RedGate
9 5 (0.36%) Sony
9 5 (0.36%) Tableau
9 5 (0.36%) VMware