Period
to 17 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 100 95
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 4,998 5,259 6,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.96% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.15% 7.55% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,455 4,919 5,747
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 69,892 69,631 78,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.35% 39.15% 38.01%
Number of salaries quoted 58,556 60,224 67,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -11 4,725 £47,000 +4.44% 532
UK excluding London -4 3,292 £42,500 - 375
London -13 1,656 £55,000 - 181
South East +14 1,292 £45,000 - 124
North of England -42 731 £42,500 +6.25% 92
North West -34 484 £42,500 +6.25% 57
East of England +7 440 £47,500 +11.76% 49
Midlands -51 313 £37,500 -11.76% 48
South West +33 295 £45,000 +5.88% 37
Yorkshire -40 216 £45,000 - 32
East Midlands 0 192 £35,000 -17.65% 30
West Midlands -92 121 £42,500 - 18
Scotland +12 113 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Wales +21 104 £40,000 +14.29% 10
North East -35 31 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -16 6 £50,000 +150.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 4,884 (97.72%) C#
2 4,735 (94.74%) .NET
3 3,768 (75.39%) MVC
4 3,749 (75.01%) ASP.NET
5 3,705 (74.13%) SQL Server
6 3,697 (73.97%) Agile Software Development
7 3,020 (60.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2,631 (52.64%) TDD
9 2,125 (42.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2,023 (40.48%) JavaScript
11 1,946 (38.94%) .NET Framework
12 1,945 (38.92%) Web Application Development
13 1,935 (38.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 1,698 (33.97%) BDD
15 1,644 (32.89%) SQL
16 1,606 (32.13%) WPF
17 1,523 (30.47%) HTML
18 1,482 (29.65%) RESTful
19 1,478 (29.57%) Entity Framework
20 1,464 (29.29%) Git (software)
21 1,424 (28.49%) Node.js
22 1,370 (27.41%) CSS
23 1,279 (25.59%) Microsoft
24 1,240 (24.81%) AngularJS
25 1,211 (24.23%) NoSQL
26 1,182 (23.65%) Scrum
27 1,166 (23.33%) OO
28 1,149 (22.99%) Ruby
29 1,076 (21.53%) Web Services
30 998 (19.97%) SQL Server 2016

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
1 247 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 232 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
3 206 (4.12%) IIS
4 154 (3.08%) CMS
5 150 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 132 (2.64%) Umbraco
7 91 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (1.00%) EPiServer
8 50 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 42 (0.84%) Kentico
10 41 (0.82%) DNN
11 35 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 35 (0.70%) Sitefinity
12 30 (0.60%) Immediacy CMS
13 26 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.44%) NServiceBus
15 18 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.28%) Apache Solr
17 13 (0.26%) Skype for Business
18 11 (0.22%) Documentum
Applications
1 35 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.040%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 118 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.10%) RMDS
7 4 (0.080%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.080%) nopCommerce
8 3 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.040%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.040%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.040%) Tradar
10 1 (0.020%) Summit
10 1 (0.020%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 591 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (2.08%) Google Play
4 63 (1.26%) PaaS
5 49 (0.98%) Office 365
6 42 (0.84%) IaaS
7 33 (0.66%) npm
7 33 (0.66%) SaaS
8 29 (0.58%) Serverless
9 26 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (0.34%) Yammer
11 16 (0.32%) Yarn
12 13 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.14%) GitHub
16 5 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.060%) Amazon S3
18 2 (0.040%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 261 (5.22%) Internet
2 34 (0.68%) Intranet
2 34 (0.68%) SMS
3 33 (0.66%) HTTP
4 27 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.36%) Hyperconnected
6 15 (0.30%) Network Security
7 14 (0.28%) DNS
8 8 (0.16%) Firewall
9 6 (0.12%) SSL
10 5 (0.10%) ATM
10 5 (0.10%) Skype
10 5 (0.10%) VPN
11 4 (0.080%) CTI
11 4 (0.080%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.080%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.080%) SMTP
12 3 (0.060%) IMAP
13 2 (0.040%) Bluetooth
13 2 (0.040%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,705 (74.13%) SQL Server
2 1,211 (24.23%) NoSQL
3 998 (19.97%) SQL Server 2016
4 882 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 248 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 194 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 192 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 183 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 146 (2.92%) MongoDB
10 143 (2.86%) Relational Database
11 80 (1.60%) MySQL
12 65 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 60 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 54 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
15 47 (0.94%) Big Data
16 33 (0.66%) Couchbase
17 29 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
18 28 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
19 27 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1,464 (29.29%) Git (software)
2 724 (14.49%) NUnit
3 669 (13.39%) Visual Studio
4 535 (10.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 445 (8.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 374 (7.48%) Subversion
7 322 (6.44%) Moq
8 199 (3.98%) MSTest
9 137 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 112 (2.24%) JIRA
11 98 (1.96%) Selenium
12 88 (1.76%) SpecFlow
13 85 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
14 78 (1.56%) Jenkins
15 45 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
16 39 (0.78%) MSBuild
17 35 (0.70%) Jasmine
18 26 (0.52%) FitNesse
19 24 (0.48%) webpack
20 23 (0.46%) ReSharper
General
1 962 (19.25%) Finance
2 523 (10.46%) Games
3 304 (6.08%) Banking
4 251 (5.02%) Advertising
5 188 (3.76%) Music Industry
6 159 (3.18%) Retail
7 128 (2.56%) Marketing
8 111 (2.22%) Investment Banking
9 68 (1.36%) Front Office
10 66 (1.32%) Back Office
11 59 (1.18%) Legal
12 55 (1.10%) Law
13 47 (0.94%) Telecoms
14 42 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.74%) Publishing
16 33 (0.66%) Electronics
17 20 (0.40%) Manufacturing
18 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.16%) Automotive
20 4 (0.080%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,393 (87.90%) Developer
2 3,454 (69.11%) .NET Developer
3 1,944 (38.90%) C# Developer
4 1,389 (27.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 860 (17.21%) ASP.NET Developer
6 818 (16.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 599 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 599 (11.98%) Senior Developer
8 549 (10.98%) Software Developer
9 488 (9.76%) .NET Software Developer
10 393 (7.86%) Senior .NET Developer
11 381 (7.62%) C# Software Developer
12 361 (7.22%) Senior C# Developer
13 292 (5.84%) Software Engineer
14 291 (5.82%) SQL Developer
15 289 (5.78%) Agile Developer
16 280 (5.60%) Agile .NET Developer
17 235 (4.70%) Agile C# Developer
17 235 (4.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 216 (4.32%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,735 (94.74%) .NET
2 3,749 (75.01%) ASP.NET
3 3,020 (60.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2,125 (42.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1,946 (38.94%) .NET Framework
6 1,935 (38.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1,606 (32.13%) WPF
8 1,523 (30.47%) HTML
9 1,482 (29.65%) RESTful
10 1,478 (29.57%) Entity Framework
11 1,424 (28.49%) Node.js
12 1,370 (27.41%) CSS
13 1,240 (24.81%) AngularJS
14 1,076 (21.53%) Web Services
15 937 (18.75%) jQuery
16 777 (15.55%) KnockoutJS
17 739 (14.79%) Code First Entity Framework
18 673 (13.47%) HTML5
19 658 (13.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 650 (13.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 626 (12.53%) Greenfield Project
2 394 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 332 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
4 183 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 130 (2.60%) User Experience
7 127 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 116 (2.32%) Social Network
9 114 (2.28%) Social Media
10 113 (2.26%) BBC
11 105 (2.10%) iPhone
12 96 (1.92%) Fintech
13 79 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 78 (1.56%) Tandem
15 70 (1.40%) N-Tier
16 67 (1.34%) Equities
17 57 (1.14%) Digital TV
18 44 (0.88%) Management Information System
19 41 (0.82%) Fixed Income
20 39 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 576 (11.52%) Windows
2 174 (3.48%) Android
3 61 (1.22%) Windows Server
4 60 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 23 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (0.38%) Linux
7 18 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.14%) Unix
12 3 (0.060%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.040%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.020%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,768 (75.39%) MVC
2 3,697 (73.97%) Agile Software Development
3 2,631 (52.64%) TDD
4 1,945 (38.92%) Web Application Development
5 1,698 (33.97%) BDD
6 1,182 (23.65%) Scrum
7 1,166 (23.33%) OO
8 585 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 469 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 453 (9.06%) SDLC
11 442 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
12 430 (8.60%) Web Development
13 414 (8.28%) Dependency Injection
14 393 (7.86%) Kanban
15 356 (7.12%) Domain-Driven Design
16 335 (6.70%) SOLID
17 319 (6.38%) MVVM
18 288 (5.76%) OOD
19 286 (5.72%) SOA
20 283 (5.66%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4,884 (97.72%) C#
2 2,023 (40.48%) JavaScript
3 1,644 (32.89%) SQL
4 1,149 (22.99%) Ruby
5 711 (14.23%) T-SQL
6 353 (7.06%) VB.NET
7 211 (4.22%) VB
8 202 (4.04%) C++
9 146 (2.92%) Java
10 142 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 120 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 85 (1.70%) F#
13 82 (1.64%) TypeScript
14 36 (0.72%) Python
14 36 (0.72%) XAML
15 32 (0.64%) XPath
16 30 (0.60%) ES6
17 27 (0.54%) C
18 20 (0.40%) MATLAB
19 16 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 449 (8.98%) Degree
2 123 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 96 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 50 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 45 (0.90%) MCP
7 34 (0.68%) MCSD
8 26 (0.52%) MCAD
9 23 (0.46%) MCTS
10 12 (0.24%) CCNA
10 12 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.16%) MBA
11 8 (0.16%) MCPD
11 8 (0.16%) MCSA
11 8 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.12%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.080%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.060%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.060%) PhD
14 3 (0.060%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (2.72%) QA
2 47 (0.94%) SLA
3 13 (0.26%) MiFID
4 8 (0.16%) EMIR
5 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.10%) PMO
7 3 (0.060%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.060%) TickIT
8 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.040%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.020%) DICOM
9 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 41 (0.82%) Docker
2 38 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.080%) HDFS
5 4 (0.080%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.020%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (1.00%) Kibana
2 12 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
3 11 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.10%) Puppet
6 4 (0.080%) SCCM
6 4 (0.080%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.080%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.060%) Ansible
7 3 (0.060%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.040%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.040%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.040%) Endace
8 2 (0.040%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.040%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.020%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,279 (25.59%) Microsoft
2 304 (6.08%) Google
3 266 (5.32%) Facebook
4 168 (3.36%) Oracle
5 122 (2.44%) Apple
6 116 (2.32%) Sony
7 113 (2.26%) Yahoo!
8 98 (1.96%) Sitecore
9 57 (1.14%) Xamarin
10 39 (0.78%) Telerik
11 38 (0.76%) Remedy
12 31 (0.62%) DevExpress
13 30 (0.60%) Alterian
14 28 (0.56%) Capita
15 22 (0.44%) Alias
15 22 (0.44%) Cadence
16 18 (0.36%) IBM
16 18 (0.36%) SAP
17 17 (0.34%) Charles River
17 17 (0.34%) VMware