Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -26 -11 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4775 5612 6889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 2.95% 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.61% 7.57% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4314 5215 6436
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 72262 74099 83263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.11% 38.97% 37.97%
Number of salaries quoted 60024 64274 71181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -27 4539 £47,500 +3.26% 224
UK excluding London -9 3089 £42,500 - 166
London -27 1641 £55,000 -1.79% 70
South East +9 1155 £45,000 +5.88% 56
North of England -52 693 £42,500 +6.25% 49
North West -34 485 £42,500 +6.25% 32
East of England +9 468 £47,500 +10.47% 17
Midlands -54 311 £40,000 - 20
South West +44 275 £42,500 - 12
East Midlands -3 194 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Yorkshire -74 182 £46,000 +2.22% 14
West Midlands -105 117 £41,000 -3.53% 8
Wales +29 98 £39,000 +6.12% 8
Scotland +19 91 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North East -33 26 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -21 4 £15,000 -51.61% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4653 (97.45%) C#
2 4522 (94.70%) .NET
3 3569 (74.74%) MVC
4 3540 (74.14%) SQL Server
5 3517 (73.65%) ASP.NET
6 3396 (71.12%) Agile Software Development
7 2742 (57.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2433 (50.95%) TDD
9 1992 (41.72%) JavaScript
10 1963 (41.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1789 (37.47%) .NET Framework
12 1674 (35.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 1663 (34.83%) Web Application Development
14 1589 (33.28%) HTML
15 1587 (33.24%) SQL
16 1585 (33.19%) WPF
17 1471 (30.81%) BDD
18 1407 (29.47%) CSS
19 1349 (28.25%) Entity Framework
20 1265 (26.49%) RESTful
21 1263 (26.45%) AngularJS
22 1247 (26.12%) Microsoft
23 1192 (24.96%) Scrum
24 1178 (24.67%) Web Services
25 1175 (24.61%) Git (software)
26 1162 (24.34%) Node.js
27 1137 (23.81%) OO
28 998 (20.90%) jQuery
29 997 (20.88%) NoSQL
30 924 (19.35%) Ruby

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
1 203 (4.25%) IIS
2 200 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 186 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
4 146 (3.06%) CMS
5 126 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 118 (2.47%) Umbraco
7 93 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
8 51 (1.07%) DNN
8 51 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 49 (1.03%) EPiServer
10 42 (0.88%) Kentico
11 37 (0.77%) Sitefinity
12 30 (0.63%) Immediacy CMS
13 24 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.44%) Documentum
14 21 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.27%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.23%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.17%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.021%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.021%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 84 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.15%) RMDS
6 4 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.084%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.084%) nopCommerce
7 3 (0.063%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.063%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.042%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.042%) Tradar
9 1 (0.021%) Magento
9 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.021%) Summit
9 1 (0.021%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.021%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 577 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 110 (2.30%) Google Play
4 49 (1.03%) PaaS
5 37 (0.77%) SaaS
6 20 (0.42%) Office 365
7 17 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (0.36%) IaaS
8 13 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.27%) Serverless
9 11 (0.23%) GitHub
9 11 (0.23%) npm
10 10 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.10%) Yammer
13 4 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.063%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.063%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 264 (5.53%) Internet
2 51 (1.07%) HTTP
3 41 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.65%) SMS
5 18 (0.38%) Intranet
6 10 (0.21%) DNS
7 9 (0.19%) Hyperconnected
7 9 (0.19%) SMTP
8 7 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.15%) Skype
8 7 (0.15%) SSL
9 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.13%) RS-232
10 5 (0.10%) ATM
10 5 (0.10%) Broadband
10 5 (0.10%) Network Security
11 4 (0.084%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.084%) Firewall
11 4 (0.084%) IMAP
12 3 (0.063%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3540 (74.14%) SQL Server
2 997 (20.88%) NoSQL
3 809 (16.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 795 (16.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 258 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 228 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 210 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 179 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 179 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (3.39%) Relational Database
10 76 (1.59%) MySQL
11 61 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 59 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 52 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
14 44 (0.92%) Redis
15 43 (0.90%) Big Data
16 40 (0.84%) Couchbase
17 33 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
18 32 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1175 (24.61%) Git (software)
2 775 (16.23%) NUnit
3 632 (13.24%) Visual Studio
4 591 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 410 (8.59%) Rhino Mocks
6 363 (7.60%) Subversion
7 348 (7.29%) Moq
8 198 (4.15%) MSTest
9 179 (3.75%) TeamCity
10 143 (2.99%) JIRA
11 108 (2.26%) Selenium
11 108 (2.26%) SpecFlow
12 88 (1.84%) Jenkins
13 64 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
14 45 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
15 42 (0.88%) ReSharper
16 41 (0.86%) Jasmine
17 38 (0.80%) MSBuild
18 33 (0.69%) StyleCop
19 32 (0.67%) WiX
General
1 922 (19.31%) Finance
2 505 (10.58%) Games
3 291 (6.09%) Banking
4 198 (4.15%) Advertising
5 160 (3.35%) Music Industry
6 150 (3.14%) Retail
7 110 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 100 (2.09%) Marketing
9 66 (1.38%) Legal
10 63 (1.32%) Back Office
11 60 (1.26%) Front Office
12 57 (1.19%) Financial Institution
13 50 (1.05%) Law
14 48 (1.01%) Telecoms
15 42 (0.88%) Publishing
16 41 (0.86%) Electronics
17 35 (0.73%) Manufacturing
18 16 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.084%) Automotive
19 4 (0.084%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4193 (87.81%) Developer
2 3222 (67.48%) .NET Developer
3 2011 (42.12%) C# Developer
4 1419 (29.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 839 (17.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 801 (16.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 658 (13.78%) Senior Developer
8 575 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 499 (10.45%) Software Developer
10 439 (9.19%) Senior .NET Developer
11 434 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
12 397 (8.31%) Senior C# Developer
13 376 (7.87%) C# Software Developer
14 292 (6.12%) Software Engineer
15 274 (5.74%) Agile Developer
16 271 (5.68%) SQL Developer
17 264 (5.53%) Agile .NET Developer
18 257 (5.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 239 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
20 216 (4.52%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4522 (94.70%) .NET
2 3517 (73.65%) ASP.NET
3 2742 (57.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1963 (41.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1789 (37.47%) .NET Framework
6 1674 (35.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1589 (33.28%) HTML
8 1585 (33.19%) WPF
9 1407 (29.47%) CSS
10 1349 (28.25%) Entity Framework
11 1265 (26.49%) RESTful
12 1263 (26.45%) AngularJS
13 1178 (24.67%) Web Services
14 1162 (24.34%) Node.js
15 998 (20.90%) jQuery
16 748 (15.66%) KnockoutJS
17 708 (14.83%) HTML5
18 676 (14.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 666 (13.95%) XML
20 598 (12.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 583 (12.21%) Greenfield Project
2 423 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 245 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 152 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 128 (2.68%) User Experience
6 115 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 114 (2.39%) iPhone
8 107 (2.24%) Social Media
9 104 (2.18%) BBC
10 100 (2.09%) Hedge funds
11 99 (2.07%) Social Network
12 90 (1.88%) Fintech
13 75 (1.57%) N-Tier
14 68 (1.42%) Tandem
15 61 (1.28%) Equities
16 51 (1.07%) Fixed Income
17 47 (0.98%) Digital TV
18 46 (0.96%) Music Streaming
19 42 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 576 (12.06%) Windows
2 187 (3.92%) Android
3 51 (1.07%) Apple iOS
3 51 (1.07%) Windows Server
4 22 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (0.42%) Windows 10
5 20 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 19 (0.40%) Linux
7 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.25%) Unix
9 10 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.10%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.084%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.084%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.063%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.063%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.042%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3569 (74.74%) MVC
2 3396 (71.12%) Agile Software Development
3 2433 (50.95%) TDD
4 1663 (34.83%) Web Application Development
5 1471 (30.81%) BDD
6 1192 (24.96%) Scrum
7 1137 (23.81%) OO
8 591 (12.38%) Software Engineering
9 502 (10.51%) Unit Testing
10 431 (9.03%) Web Development
11 428 (8.96%) SDLC
12 421 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
13 410 (8.59%) Dependency Injection
14 396 (8.29%) Kanban
15 359 (7.52%) SOLID
16 342 (7.16%) Domain-Driven Design
17 289 (6.05%) Test Automation
18 287 (6.01%) MVVM
19 285 (5.97%) OOD
20 278 (5.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4653 (97.45%) C#
2 1992 (41.72%) JavaScript
3 1587 (33.24%) SQL
4 924 (19.35%) Ruby
5 716 (14.99%) T-SQL
6 368 (7.71%) VB.NET
7 192 (4.02%) VB
8 190 (3.98%) C++
9 168 (3.52%) Java
10 130 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 114 (2.39%) PowerShell
12 74 (1.55%) F#
13 69 (1.45%) TypeScript
14 48 (1.01%) C
15 42 (0.88%) Python
15 42 (0.88%) XAML
16 41 (0.86%) XPath
17 17 (0.36%) ES6
17 17 (0.36%) MATLAB
17 17 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 535 (11.20%) Degree
2 131 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 45 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 38 (0.80%) MCP
7 27 (0.57%) MCSD
8 20 (0.42%) MCAD
9 14 (0.29%) MCTS
10 10 (0.21%) CCNA
10 10 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.17%) MBA
13 7 (0.15%) MCSA
14 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.10%) PhD
16 4 (0.084%) PMP
17 3 (0.063%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.063%) MCPD
17 3 (0.063%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (2.89%) QA
2 48 (1.01%) SLA
3 10 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.13%) EMIR
4 6 (0.13%) MiFID
5 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.063%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.063%) TickIT
7 2 (0.042%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.042%) PMO
8 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.021%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (0.77%) Docker
2 28 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (1.19%) Kibana
2 10 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.13%) Puppet
5 5 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (0.10%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.063%) Ansible
7 3 (0.063%) WSUS
8 2 (0.042%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.042%) Nagios
9 1 (0.021%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1247 (26.12%) Microsoft
2 297 (6.22%) Google
3 214 (4.48%) Facebook
4 145 (3.04%) Oracle
5 112 (2.35%) Apple
6 107 (2.24%) Sony
7 104 (2.18%) Yahoo!
8 91 (1.91%) Sitecore
9 55 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 45 (0.94%) Telerik
11 30 (0.63%) Alterian
12 27 (0.57%) Remedy
13 24 (0.50%) DevExpress
13 24 (0.50%) SAP
14 21 (0.44%) Cadence
14 21 (0.44%) EMC
15 19 (0.40%) Alias
16 13 (0.27%) Atlassian
16 13 (0.27%) IBM
16 13 (0.27%) Sybase