Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -11
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4648 5611 7006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.93% 3.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.63% 7.53% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4215 5209 6535
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 70110 74466 82596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.85% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58031 64578 70646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -25 4431 £47,500 +5.56% 337
UK excluding London -6 2993 £42,500 - 227
London -29 1610 £55,000 -1.79% 127
South East +4 1016 £45,000 +5.88% 74
North of England -37 708 £42,500 +6.25% 56
East of England +14 487 £47,500 +5.56% 34
North West -28 482 £40,000 - 39
Midlands -45 333 £42,000 +5.00% 22
South West +54 280 £42,500 - 24
Yorkshire -65 189 £45,000 - 16
East Midlands +1 185 £41,000 +2.50% 14
West Midlands -68 148 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Scotland +28 101 £44,750 +11.88% 5
Wales +10 70 £39,000 +8.33% 10
North East -26 37 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -31 3 £15,000 -57.14% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 4528 (97.42%) C#
2 4421 (95.12%) .NET
3 3482 (74.91%) SQL Server
4 3446 (74.14%) MVC
5 3411 (73.39%) ASP.NET
6 3233 (69.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2633 (56.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2358 (50.73%) TDD
9 1960 (42.17%) JavaScript
10 1895 (40.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1748 (37.61%) .NET Framework
12 1616 (34.77%) SQL
13 1611 (34.66%) HTML
14 1576 (33.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 1554 (33.43%) WPF
16 1547 (33.28%) Web Application Development
17 1412 (30.38%) CSS
18 1378 (29.65%) BDD
19 1325 (28.51%) Entity Framework
20 1252 (26.94%) Microsoft
21 1238 (26.64%) AngularJS
22 1201 (25.84%) Web Services
23 1199 (25.80%) RESTful
24 1180 (25.39%) Scrum
25 1102 (23.71%) Git (software)
26 1085 (23.34%) OO
27 1076 (23.15%) Node.js
28 1013 (21.79%) jQuery
29 928 (19.97%) NoSQL
30 887 (19.08%) Finance

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
1 204 (4.39%) IIS
2 183 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
2 183 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 148 (3.18%) CMS
4 107 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 106 (2.28%) Umbraco
6 91 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (1.08%) EPiServer
8 48 (1.03%) DNN
9 44 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 39 (0.84%) Kentico
11 34 (0.73%) Sitefinity
12 27 (0.58%) Immediacy CMS
13 26 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.47%) Apache Solr
15 21 (0.45%) Documentum
16 18 (0.39%) NServiceBus
17 12 (0.26%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.22%) Confluence
19 9 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.086%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.065%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.022%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 65 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) RMDS
6 4 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.086%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.086%) nopCommerce
7 3 (0.065%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.065%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.043%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.043%) Tradar
8 2 (0.043%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.022%) Magento
9 1 (0.022%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.022%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.022%) Softmar
9 1 (0.022%) Summit
9 1 (0.022%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 556 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (2.32%) Google Play
4 55 (1.18%) PaaS
5 53 (1.14%) SaaS
6 21 (0.45%) Serverless
7 20 (0.43%) GitHub
8 17 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.37%) Office 365
9 13 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
11 11 (0.24%) npm
12 9 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (0.19%) IaaS
13 5 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.065%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.065%) Boomi
14 3 (0.065%) Sage Pay
14 3 (0.065%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 254 (5.46%) Internet
2 63 (1.36%) HTTP
3 42 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.54%) SMS
5 16 (0.34%) Intranet
6 15 (0.32%) SMTP
7 10 (0.22%) DNS
7 10 (0.22%) RS-232
7 10 (0.22%) Skype
8 9 (0.19%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.11%) Broadband
10 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.11%) SSL
11 4 (0.086%) ATM
11 4 (0.086%) IMAP
12 3 (0.065%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.065%) Firewall
12 3 (0.065%) Hyperconnected
13 2 (0.043%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3482 (74.91%) SQL Server
2 928 (19.97%) NoSQL
3 765 (16.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 740 (15.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 267 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 250 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 232 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 200 (4.30%) MongoDB
9 197 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 182 (3.92%) Relational Database
11 81 (1.74%) MySQL
12 68 (1.46%) Redis
13 67 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 56 (1.20%) RDBMS
15 49 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 39 (0.84%) Big Data
17 36 (0.77%) Couchbase
17 36 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
19 32 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1102 (23.71%) Git (software)
2 787 (16.93%) NUnit
3 613 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 610 (13.12%) Visual Studio
5 404 (8.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 358 (7.70%) Subversion
7 344 (7.40%) Moq
8 194 (4.17%) MSTest
8 194 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 165 (3.55%) JIRA
10 116 (2.50%) SpecFlow
11 115 (2.47%) Selenium
12 96 (2.07%) Jenkins
13 66 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
14 53 (1.14%) ReSharper
15 49 (1.05%) MSBuild
16 45 (0.97%) Jasmine
17 38 (0.82%) CruiseControl
18 33 (0.71%) StyleCop
18 33 (0.71%) WiX
General
1 887 (19.08%) Finance
2 467 (10.05%) Games
3 290 (6.24%) Banking
4 187 (4.02%) Advertising
5 148 (3.18%) Music Industry
6 135 (2.90%) Retail
7 129 (2.78%) Marketing
8 106 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 70 (1.51%) Legal
10 61 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 55 (1.18%) Back Office
12 54 (1.16%) Electronics
13 53 (1.14%) Telecoms
14 48 (1.03%) Manufacturing
15 47 (1.01%) Front Office
16 46 (0.99%) Law
17 45 (0.97%) Publishing
18 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.15%) Automotive
20 3 (0.065%) Military
Job Titles
1 4075 (87.67%) Developer
2 3107 (66.85%) .NET Developer
3 2018 (43.42%) C# Developer
4 1439 (30.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 849 (18.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 817 (17.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 655 (14.09%) Senior Developer
8 601 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 467 (10.05%) Software Developer
10 437 (9.40%) Senior .NET Developer
11 417 (8.97%) .NET Software Developer
12 385 (8.28%) Senior C# Developer
13 373 (8.02%) C# Software Developer
14 305 (6.56%) Software Engineer
15 273 (5.87%) SQL Developer
16 267 (5.74%) Agile Developer
17 255 (5.49%) Agile .NET Developer
18 251 (5.40%) Full Stack Developer
19 250 (5.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 209 (4.50%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4421 (95.12%) .NET
2 3411 (73.39%) ASP.NET
3 2633 (56.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1895 (40.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1748 (37.61%) .NET Framework
6 1611 (34.66%) HTML
7 1576 (33.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1554 (33.43%) WPF
9 1412 (30.38%) CSS
10 1325 (28.51%) Entity Framework
11 1238 (26.64%) AngularJS
12 1201 (25.84%) Web Services
13 1199 (25.80%) RESTful
14 1076 (23.15%) Node.js
15 1013 (21.79%) jQuery
16 721 (15.51%) HTML5
17 703 (15.12%) KnockoutJS
18 693 (14.91%) XML
19 645 (13.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 597 (12.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 562 (12.09%) Greenfield Project
2 385 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 226 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
4 159 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 132 (2.84%) User Experience
6 129 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 113 (2.43%) iPhone
8 110 (2.37%) Client/Server
9 98 (2.11%) Hedge funds
10 92 (1.98%) Fintech
11 91 (1.96%) Social Media
11 91 (1.96%) Social Network
12 87 (1.87%) BBC
13 74 (1.59%) N-Tier
14 62 (1.33%) Tandem
15 49 (1.05%) Fixed Income
15 49 (1.05%) Streaming Music
16 48 (1.03%) Equities
17 40 (0.86%) Digital TV
17 40 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 596 (12.82%) Windows
2 190 (4.09%) Android
3 51 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 51 (1.10%) Windows Server
4 23 (0.49%) Linux
5 22 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.28%) Unix
9 11 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.086%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.022%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3446 (74.14%) MVC
2 3233 (69.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2358 (50.73%) TDD
4 1547 (33.28%) Web Application Development
5 1378 (29.65%) BDD
6 1180 (25.39%) Scrum
7 1085 (23.34%) OO
8 614 (13.21%) Software Engineering
9 536 (11.53%) Unit Testing
10 435 (9.36%) Web Development
11 422 (9.08%) SDLC
12 419 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
13 402 (8.65%) Dependency Injection
14 394 (8.48%) Kanban
15 353 (7.59%) SOLID
16 310 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
17 296 (6.37%) MVVM
17 296 (6.37%) Test Automation
18 271 (5.83%) OOD
18 271 (5.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4528 (97.42%) C#
2 1960 (42.17%) JavaScript
3 1616 (34.77%) SQL
4 853 (18.35%) Ruby
5 747 (16.07%) T-SQL
6 358 (7.70%) VB.NET
7 192 (4.13%) VB
8 184 (3.96%) Java
9 182 (3.92%) C++
10 118 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 113 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 75 (1.61%) TypeScript
13 67 (1.44%) F#
14 61 (1.31%) XAML
15 59 (1.27%) C
16 50 (1.08%) XPath
17 40 (0.86%) Python
18 22 (0.47%) PHP
19 21 (0.45%) ES6
19 21 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 537 (11.55%) Degree
2 121 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 37 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 29 (0.62%) MCP
7 20 (0.43%) MCSD
8 16 (0.34%) MCAD
9 9 (0.19%) MCTS
9 9 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.17%) CCNA
10 8 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.17%) MBA
11 5 (0.11%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.11%) MCSA
11 5 (0.11%) PhD
12 4 (0.086%) PMP
13 3 (0.065%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.065%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.065%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.58%) QA
2 41 (0.88%) SLA
3 10 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.086%) EMIR
4 4 (0.086%) MiFID
5 3 (0.065%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.065%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.065%) TickIT
6 2 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.022%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.022%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (0.82%) Docker
2 30 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.022%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 52 (1.12%) Kibana
2 9 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.11%) Puppet
7 4 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.065%) Ansible
8 3 (0.065%) WSUS
9 2 (0.043%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.043%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1252 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 282 (6.07%) Google
3 187 (4.02%) Facebook
4 136 (2.93%) Oracle
5 95 (2.04%) Apple
6 90 (1.94%) Sony
7 87 (1.87%) Yahoo!
8 75 (1.61%) Sitecore
9 67 (1.44%) Xamarin
10 43 (0.93%) SAP
11 36 (0.77%) Telerik
12 27 (0.58%) Alterian
13 21 (0.45%) EMC
14 20 (0.43%) Remedy
15 19 (0.41%) Atlassian
15 19 (0.41%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.39%) Cadence
17 16 (0.34%) Alias
17 16 (0.34%) IBM
18 12 (0.26%) TIBCO