Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 103 86
Rank change year-on-year -15 -17 -13
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4769 5713 7112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.70% 2.88% 3.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.66% 7.45% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4422 5265 6654
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 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 71604 76719 82189
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.53% 38.74% 37.83%
Number of salaries quoted 59601 66579 70086
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -21 4518 £45,000 - 242
UK excluding London -7 3027 £42,500 - 178
London -24 1683 £55,000 - 78
South East +3 930 £45,000 +5.88% 50
North of England -38 752 £40,000 - 52
East of England +2 507 £47,500 +5.56% 22
North West -34 459 £40,000 - 30
Midlands -47 351 £42,500 +6.25% 23
South West +54 297 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire -45 243 £40,000 -5.88% 19
West Midlands -72 181 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East Midlands -25 170 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Scotland +53 120 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Wales +22 67 £40,000 +5.26% 4
North East -12 50 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -19 8 £38,500 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 4641 (97.32%) C#
2 4532 (95.03%) .NET
3 3578 (75.03%) SQL Server
4 3465 (72.66%) MVC
5 3460 (72.55%) ASP.NET
6 3227 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2584 (54.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2350 (49.28%) TDD
9 2015 (42.25%) JavaScript
10 1933 (40.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1818 (38.12%) .NET Framework
12 1689 (35.42%) SQL
13 1677 (35.16%) HTML
14 1595 (33.45%) WPF
15 1502 (31.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1475 (30.93%) CSS
17 1450 (30.40%) Web Application Development
18 1350 (28.31%) BDD
19 1331 (27.91%) Entity Framework
20 1304 (27.34%) Microsoft
21 1300 (27.26%) AngularJS
22 1265 (26.53%) Web Services
23 1186 (24.87%) RESTful
24 1171 (24.55%) Scrum
25 1074 (22.52%) OO
26 1030 (21.60%) Git (software)
27 1021 (21.41%) jQuery
28 1015 (21.28%) Node.js
29 930 (19.50%) Finance
30 902 (18.91%) NoSQL

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
1 214 (4.49%) IIS
2 191 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 182 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
4 142 (2.98%) CMS
5 108 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
6 107 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 90 (1.89%) Umbraco
8 51 (1.07%) EPiServer
9 44 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 43 (0.90%) DNN
11 39 (0.82%) Kentico
12 30 (0.63%) Sitefinity
13 27 (0.57%) NServiceBus
14 26 (0.55%) Immediacy CMS
15 17 (0.36%) Documentum
15 17 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.34%) Apache Solr
17 15 (0.31%) OpenStack
18 14 (0.29%) Apache
18 14 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.021%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 79 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.084%) nopCommerce
5 3 (0.063%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.063%) RMDS
5 3 (0.063%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.042%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.042%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.042%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.021%) Magento
7 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.021%) Misys Opics
7 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.021%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 555 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 235 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (1.95%) Google Play
4 68 (1.43%) SaaS
5 61 (1.28%) PaaS
6 33 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.55%) GitHub
8 23 (0.48%) Office 365
9 21 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
10 14 (0.29%) iPaaS
11 12 (0.25%) Boomi
11 12 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.15%) Asana
12 7 (0.15%) Slack
13 4 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.063%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.063%) IaaS
14 3 (0.063%) Sage Pay
15 2 (0.042%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.021%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 241 (5.05%) Internet
2 61 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 57 (1.20%) HTTP
4 18 (0.38%) RS-232
5 17 (0.36%) Ethernet
6 16 (0.34%) Intranet
6 16 (0.34%) SMTP
7 13 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.27%) Network Security
8 11 (0.23%) Skype
8 11 (0.23%) SMS
8 11 (0.23%) SSL
9 9 (0.19%) DNS
9 9 (0.19%) FTP
10 5 (0.10%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.084%) AMQP
11 4 (0.084%) Broadband
11 4 (0.084%) Firewall
12 3 (0.063%) IMAP
12 3 (0.063%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3578 (75.03%) SQL Server
2 902 (18.91%) NoSQL
3 770 (16.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 694 (14.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 277 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 275 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 263 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 235 (4.93%) MongoDB
9 223 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 213 (4.47%) Relational Database
11 118 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 81 (1.70%) MySQL
13 78 (1.64%) Redis
14 52 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 47 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
16 38 (0.80%) Big Data
16 38 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 33 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1030 (21.60%) Git (software)
2 778 (16.31%) NUnit
3 648 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 638 (13.38%) Visual Studio
5 399 (8.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 362 (7.59%) Subversion
7 344 (7.21%) Moq
8 213 (4.47%) TeamCity
9 201 (4.21%) MSTest
10 153 (3.21%) JIRA
11 134 (2.81%) SpecFlow
12 110 (2.31%) Selenium
13 91 (1.91%) Jenkins
14 69 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 61 (1.28%) ReSharper
16 60 (1.26%) MSBuild
17 50 (1.05%) Jasmine
18 40 (0.84%) CruiseControl
18 40 (0.84%) WiX
19 35 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 930 (19.50%) Finance
2 425 (8.91%) Games
3 354 (7.42%) Banking
4 170 (3.56%) Advertising
5 157 (3.29%) Marketing
6 148 (3.10%) Investment Banking
7 119 (2.50%) Music Industry
8 115 (2.41%) Retail
9 66 (1.38%) Legal
10 59 (1.24%) Electronics
10 59 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 56 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 51 (1.07%) Telecoms
13 47 (0.99%) Back Office
14 43 (0.90%) Front Office
15 35 (0.73%) Law
16 31 (0.65%) Publishing
17 7 (0.15%) Local Government
18 6 (0.13%) Automotive
19 5 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4185 (87.75%) Developer
2 3041 (63.77%) .NET Developer
3 2121 (44.47%) C# Developer
4 1421 (29.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 849 (17.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 808 (16.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 647 (13.57%) Senior Developer
8 620 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 526 (11.03%) Software Developer
10 418 (8.76%) .NET Software Developer
11 395 (8.28%) Senior .NET Developer
12 388 (8.14%) C# Software Developer
13 348 (7.30%) Senior C# Developer
14 323 (6.77%) SQL Developer
15 303 (6.35%) Software Engineer
16 238 (4.99%) Agile Developer
17 228 (4.78%) Agile .NET Developer
18 225 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
19 212 (4.45%) C# Software Engineer
20 199 (4.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4532 (95.03%) .NET
2 3460 (72.55%) ASP.NET
3 2584 (54.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1933 (40.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1818 (38.12%) .NET Framework
6 1677 (35.16%) HTML
7 1595 (33.45%) WPF
8 1502 (31.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1475 (30.93%) CSS
10 1331 (27.91%) Entity Framework
11 1300 (27.26%) AngularJS
12 1265 (26.53%) Web Services
13 1186 (24.87%) RESTful
14 1021 (21.41%) jQuery
15 1015 (21.28%) Node.js
16 761 (15.96%) HTML5
17 755 (15.83%) XML
18 667 (13.99%) KnockoutJS
19 655 (13.73%) LINQ
20 654 (13.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 549 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
2 428 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 238 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
4 166 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 136 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 123 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 114 (2.39%) User Experience
8 99 (2.08%) iPhone
9 93 (1.95%) Social Media
10 92 (1.93%) N-Tier
11 87 (1.82%) Fintech
11 87 (1.82%) Hedge funds
12 85 (1.78%) BBC
13 78 (1.64%) Social Network
14 67 (1.40%) Streaming Music
15 60 (1.26%) Fixed Income
16 52 (1.09%) Tandem
17 49 (1.03%) Equities
18 45 (0.94%) Management Information System
19 36 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 692 (14.51%) Windows
2 188 (3.94%) Android
3 67 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 44 (0.92%) Linux
5 42 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 16 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 15 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.25%) Unix
12 10 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.042%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.021%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3465 (72.66%) MVC
2 3227 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2350 (49.28%) TDD
4 1450 (30.40%) Web Application Development
5 1350 (28.31%) BDD
6 1171 (24.55%) Scrum
7 1074 (22.52%) OO
8 669 (14.03%) Software Engineering
9 505 (10.59%) Unit Testing
10 490 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
11 473 (9.92%) Web Development
12 402 (8.43%) SDLC
13 397 (8.32%) Kanban
14 387 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
15 354 (7.42%) SOLID
16 343 (7.19%) Multithreading
17 335 (7.02%) MVVM
18 333 (6.98%) Test Automation
19 287 (6.02%) SOA
20 286 (6.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4641 (97.32%) C#
2 2015 (42.25%) JavaScript
3 1689 (35.42%) SQL
4 818 (17.15%) Ruby
5 789 (16.54%) T-SQL
6 379 (7.95%) VB.NET
7 215 (4.51%) C++
8 199 (4.17%) Java
9 190 (3.98%) VB
10 118 (2.47%) TypeScript
11 106 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 102 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 101 (2.12%) XAML
14 76 (1.59%) C
15 66 (1.38%) F#
16 56 (1.17%) XPath
17 49 (1.03%) Python
18 45 (0.94%) VBA
19 33 (0.69%) Objective-C
20 30 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 617 (12.94%) Degree
2 159 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (0.59%) Security Cleared
5 27 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.36%) MCP
7 10 (0.21%) MCAD
7 10 (0.21%) MCSD
8 8 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.084%) CCNA
10 4 (0.084%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.084%) HND
10 4 (0.084%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.063%) HNC
11 3 (0.063%) MCPD
11 3 (0.063%) PMP
12 2 (0.042%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.042%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (2.01%) QA
2 28 (0.59%) SLA
3 7 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.10%) WCAG
5 3 (0.063%) MiFID
6 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.021%) EMIR
7 1 (0.021%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.021%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.021%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (1.07%) Docker
2 40 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (1.11%) Kibana
2 18 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.063%) Puppet
4 3 (0.063%) WSUS
5 2 (0.042%) Nagios
5 2 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.021%) Ansible
6 1 (0.021%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1304 (27.34%) Microsoft
2 273 (5.72%) Google
3 178 (3.73%) Facebook
4 131 (2.75%) Oracle
5 91 (1.91%) Apple
6 85 (1.78%) Sony
6 85 (1.78%) Yahoo!
7 71 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 60 (1.26%) Sitecore
9 57 (1.20%) SAP
10 37 (0.78%) Telerik
11 29 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 26 (0.55%) Alterian
13 24 (0.50%) IBM
14 17 (0.36%) AppDynamics
14 17 (0.36%) EMC
14 17 (0.36%) New Relic
15 16 (0.34%) Cadence
16 15 (0.31%) DevExpress
17 14 (0.29%) Salesforce.com