Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 107 101
Rank change year-on-year -102 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2,520 5,173 5,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.93% 2.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.20% 7.21% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,230 4,641 4,848
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,725
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 60,071 71,765 68,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.60% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49,251 60,520 59,392
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 -103 2,387 £50,000 +5.26% 415
UK excluding London -98 1,539 £45,000 +5.88% 340
London -87 933 £65,000 +18.18% 96
South East -47 687 £47,500 +5.56% 116
North of England -68 366 £45,000 +5.88% 96
North West -47 251 £45,000 +5.88% 67
South West -72 147 £45,000 - 32
East of England -107 135 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Midlands -100 117 £41,250 +3.13% 58
Yorkshire -40 100 £45,000 - 24
East Midlands -78 59 £40,000 +14.29% 31
West Midlands -37 58 £45,000 -7.22% 27
Scotland -60 50 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Northern Ireland +1 24 £37,500 - 2
North East -20 15 £38,000 -10.59% 5
Wales -63 13 £44,000 +10.00% 9

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 2,415 (95.83%) C#
2 2,363 (93.77%) .NET
3 1,604 (63.65%) SQL Server
4 1,599 (63.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1,564 (62.06%) ASP.NET
6 1,444 (57.30%) MVC
7 1,113 (44.17%) SQL
8 1,026 (40.71%) TDD
9 1,013 (40.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,003 (39.80%) .NET Framework
11 994 (39.44%) JavaScript
12 968 (38.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 788 (31.27%) HTML
14 746 (29.60%) Entity Framework
15 731 (29.01%) Microsoft
16 726 (28.81%) Web Services
17 644 (25.56%) CSS
18 617 (24.48%) Finance
19 614 (24.37%) WPF
20 612 (24.29%) jQuery
21 603 (23.93%) RESTful
22 600 (23.81%) AngularJS
23 589 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
24 585 (23.21%) Git (software)
25 553 (21.94%) Scrum
26 537 (21.31%) Visual Studio
27 536 (21.27%) SQL Server 2016
28 527 (20.91%) BDD
29 512 (20.32%) OO
30 441 (17.50%) Web Application Development

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
1 185 (7.34%) IIS
2 103 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
3 59 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.55%) CMS
6 21 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (0.75%) Umbraco
8 17 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.63%) Confluence
10 15 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.52%) Apache
12 10 (0.40%) Documentum
12 10 (0.40%) Kentico
13 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.28%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.24%) Moodle
15 6 (0.24%) nginx
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
17 3 (0.12%) EPiServer
Applications
1 27 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.63%) AutoCAD
3 14 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.040%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 69 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.20%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.040%) Magento
4 1 (0.040%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.040%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 589 (23.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (1.98%) Serverless
4 43 (1.71%) SaaS
5 40 (1.59%) PaaS
6 38 (1.51%) Azure Functions
7 25 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.67%) GitHub
10 14 (0.56%) Office 365
11 11 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.28%) npm
13 6 (0.24%) Force.com
13 6 (0.24%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.20%) IaaS
14 5 (0.20%) NuGet
15 4 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.16%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 140 (5.56%) Internet
2 42 (1.67%) HTTP
3 20 (0.79%) Hyperconnected
4 16 (0.63%) DNS
5 14 (0.56%) SMTP
6 10 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.24%) IMAP
8 6 (0.24%) SSL
9 5 (0.20%) BGP
9 5 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.20%) EIGRP
9 5 (0.20%) Firewall
9 5 (0.20%) MPLS
9 5 (0.20%) OSPF
9 5 (0.20%) VLAN
9 5 (0.20%) VPN
10 3 (0.12%) Network Security
11 1 (0.040%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,604 (63.65%) SQL Server
2 536 (21.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 368 (14.60%) NoSQL
4 161 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 132 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 131 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 131 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 120 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 112 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 61 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 54 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 52 (2.06%) MySQL
12 41 (1.63%) Oracle Database
13 38 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (0.79%) Couchbase
15 20 (0.79%) Star Schema
16 18 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
17 14 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 585 (23.21%) Git (software)
2 537 (21.31%) Visual Studio
3 410 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 210 (8.33%) NUnit
5 120 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 108 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 87 (3.45%) MSTest
8 65 (2.58%) Jenkins
9 64 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 57 (2.26%) JIRA
11 51 (2.02%) Selenium
12 44 (1.75%) StyleCop
13 40 (1.59%) Subversion
14 32 (1.27%) Moq
15 27 (1.07%) ReSharper
16 23 (0.91%) SpecFlow
17 21 (0.83%) gulp
18 17 (0.67%) Jasmine
19 16 (0.63%) Bitbucket
20 15 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 617 (24.48%) Finance
2 201 (7.98%) Games
3 165 (6.55%) Banking
4 51 (2.02%) Front Office
5 50 (1.98%) Marketing
6 46 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 42 (1.67%) Retail
8 32 (1.27%) Advertising
8 32 (1.27%) Music Industry
9 31 (1.23%) Back Office
10 24 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 23 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.71%) Automotive
14 15 (0.60%) Electronics
14 15 (0.60%) Law
15 11 (0.44%) Billing
16 7 (0.28%) Legal
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,088 (82.86%) Developer
2 1,407 (55.83%) .NET Developer
3 1,016 (40.32%) C# Developer
4 719 (28.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 366 (14.52%) Senior Developer
6 346 (13.73%) Software Developer
7 334 (13.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 324 (12.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 234 (9.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 190 (7.54%) C# Software Developer
11 181 (7.18%) .NET Software Developer
12 173 (6.87%) Software Engineer
13 156 (6.19%) SQL Developer
14 145 (5.75%) Senior C# Developer
15 132 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 120 (4.76%) Junior
17 116 (4.60%) Junior Developer
18 112 (4.44%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 107 (4.25%) Junior .NET Developer
20 104 (4.13%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,363 (93.77%) .NET
2 1,564 (62.06%) ASP.NET
3 1,013 (40.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1,003 (39.80%) .NET Framework
5 968 (38.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 788 (31.27%) HTML
7 746 (29.60%) Entity Framework
8 726 (28.81%) Web Services
9 644 (25.56%) CSS
10 614 (24.37%) WPF
11 612 (24.29%) jQuery
12 603 (23.93%) RESTful
13 600 (23.81%) AngularJS
14 402 (15.95%) XML
15 381 (15.12%) Node.js
16 364 (14.44%) SOAP
17 354 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 348 (13.81%) WinForms
19 297 (11.79%) LINQ
20 294 (11.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 303 (12.02%) Greenfield Project
2 125 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (4.01%) Fintech
4 91 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 86 (3.41%) User Experience
6 85 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
7 80 (3.17%) Fixed Income
8 72 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 72 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 57 (2.26%) BBC
9 57 (2.26%) Social Media
10 54 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (2.02%) Derivative
12 37 (1.47%) Equities
13 33 (1.31%) N-Tier
14 29 (1.15%) PMI
15 24 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 23 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
17 20 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 19 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 377 (14.96%) Windows
2 59 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 42 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 41 (1.63%) Android
5 38 (1.51%) Linux
6 13 (0.52%) Unix
7 8 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (0.16%) VMS
8 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,599 (63.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,444 (57.30%) MVC
3 1,026 (40.71%) TDD
4 553 (21.94%) Scrum
5 527 (20.91%) BDD
6 512 (20.32%) OO
7 441 (17.50%) Web Application Development
8 342 (13.57%) Unit Testing
9 335 (13.29%) SOLID
10 328 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
11 312 (12.38%) Software Engineering
12 308 (12.22%) Web Development
13 275 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
14 271 (10.75%) SOA
15 256 (10.16%) Test Automation
16 237 (9.40%) MVVM
17 201 (7.98%) Computer Science
18 182 (7.22%) Multithreading
19 173 (6.87%) SDLC
20 169 (6.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2,415 (95.83%) C#
2 1,113 (44.17%) SQL
3 994 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 333 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 315 (12.50%) Ruby
6 125 (4.96%) Java
7 124 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 81 (3.21%) PL/SQL
9 80 (3.17%) C++
10 79 (3.13%) VB
11 68 (2.70%) F#
11 68 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 53 (2.10%) TypeScript
13 43 (1.71%) Python
14 37 (1.47%) C
15 22 (0.87%) Objective-C
16 14 (0.56%) XAML
17 13 (0.52%) VC++
18 12 (0.48%) VB6
19 10 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 345 (13.69%) Degree
2 60 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 27 (1.07%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 13 (0.52%) MCSE
9 11 (0.44%) CISSP
10 6 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.20%) CCNA
11 5 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.20%) GIAC
11 5 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.12%) HND
12 3 (0.12%) MCPD
13 2 (0.079%) MCITP
13 2 (0.079%) MCSD
13 2 (0.079%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (3.89%) QA
2 19 (0.75%) DICOM
3 9 (0.36%) PMO
4 8 (0.32%) GDPR
4 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.16%) MiFID
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.040%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (2.34%) Docker
2 22 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.040%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (1.98%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.31%) Kibana
3 8 (0.32%) Ansible
4 6 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.16%) SCOM
7 3 (0.12%) Automic
7 3 (0.12%) Grafana
7 3 (0.12%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 2 (0.079%) Puppet
9 1 (0.040%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 731 (29.01%) Microsoft
2 133 (5.28%) Oracle
3 105 (4.17%) Google
4 61 (2.42%) Apple
5 57 (2.26%) Facebook
5 57 (2.26%) Sony
5 57 (2.26%) Yahoo!
6 49 (1.94%) Xamarin
7 29 (1.15%) Telerik
8 25 (0.99%) DevExpress
8 25 (0.99%) SAP
9 18 (0.71%) IBM
9 18 (0.71%) TIBCO
10 16 (0.63%) Axosoft
11 15 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.48%) Twitter
13 10 (0.40%) EMC
13 10 (0.40%) Rackspace
13 10 (0.40%) VMware
14 7 (0.28%) Cisco