Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 242 141
Rank change year-on-year -131 -101 -27
Permanent jobs citing WCF 616 2,075 4,357
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.41% 2.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.95% 3.71% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 581 1,962 4,388
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +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 31,523 56,000 72,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.99% 38.01% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26,008 46,130 60,146
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WCF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WCF.

Salary trend for WCF in the UK

WCF
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WCF over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 18 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 5 July 2020. 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 -119 581 £50,000 - 60
UK excluding London -50 443 £47,500 - 49
South East -44 213 £49,500 -1.00% 18
London -154 167 £60,000 +4.35% 14
North of England +19 94 £47,500 - 15
North West +20 73 £45,000 -5.26% 12
South West +26 44 £45,000 - 6
Midlands +40 42 £50,000 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +56 35 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Work from Home -25 28 £53,750 +26.47% 8
Yorkshire +76 19 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Scotland +84 16 £53,750 +43.33% 1
East of England +30 16 £62,500 +19.05%
Wales +24 12 £27,500 -31.25% 2
East Midlands +29 7 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland +23 2 £55,000 +69.23%
North East +17 2 £42,000 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 589 (95.62%) C#
2 581 (94.32%) .NET
3 352 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 341 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
5 329 (53.41%) ASP.NET
6 316 (51.30%) SQL
7 312 (50.65%) MVC
8 304 (49.35%) SQL Server
9 240 (38.96%) HTML
10 234 (37.99%) CSS
11 229 (37.18%) AngularJS
12 220 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 207 (33.60%) TDD
14 200 (32.47%) Azure
15 189 (30.68%) .NET Framework
16 181 (29.38%) Web Services
17 172 (27.92%) jQuery
18 169 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
19 166 (26.95%) Scrum
20 154 (25.00%) Microsoft
21 139 (22.56%) Visual Studio
22 138 (22.40%) .NET Core
23 137 (22.24%) Entity Framework
23 137 (22.24%) WPF
24 124 (20.13%) XML
25 114 (18.51%) Software Engineering
26 113 (18.34%) REST
27 109 (17.69%) Finance
28 105 (17.05%) SOAP
29 102 (16.56%) LINQ

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 57 (9.25%) IIS
2 17 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.14%) CMS
6 6 (0.97%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) DNN
8 1 (0.16%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 27 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 200 (32.47%) Azure
2 54 (8.77%) AWS
3 33 (5.36%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (3.25%) PaaS
5 14 (2.27%) SaaS
6 12 (1.95%) Logic Apps
7 10 (1.62%) Serverless
8 9 (1.46%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.30%) Azure Functions
10 6 (0.97%) npm
11 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.81%) Office 365
12 3 (0.49%) IaaS
13 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.32%) GCP
13 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.32%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.16%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.46%) HTTP
1 9 (1.46%) Internet
2 7 (1.14%) LAN
2 7 (1.14%) WAN
3 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.32%) Modbus
5 2 (0.32%) MQTT
5 2 (0.32%) Profibus
5 2 (0.32%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.32%) RS-232
5 2 (0.32%) RS-485
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) PBX
6 1 (0.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (49.35%) SQL Server
2 67 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (6.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (5.52%) MongoDB
6 31 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 29 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 16 (2.60%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.27%) SQL Server 2019
11 12 (1.95%) Redis
12 11 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.14%) MySQL
16 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.81%) Power BI
17 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 139 (22.56%) Visual Studio
2 80 (12.99%) NUnit
3 76 (12.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (11.20%) Git (software)
5 38 (6.17%) StyleCop
6 22 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 19 (3.08%) MSTest
7 19 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (2.44%) JIRA
10 13 (2.11%) Moq
11 12 (1.95%) PowerBuilder
11 12 (1.95%) Selenium
12 10 (1.62%) InstallShield
12 10 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.62%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.46%) git-flow
13 9 (1.46%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.46%) Subversion
14 5 (0.81%) jspm
General
1 109 (17.69%) Finance
2 20 (3.25%) Banking
2 20 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.76%) Retail
4 16 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.60%) Marketing
4 16 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.44%) Electronics
5 15 (2.44%) Games
6 9 (1.46%) Automotive
7 8 (1.30%) Front Office
7 8 (1.30%) Legal
7 8 (1.30%) Retail Finance
8 7 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.14%) Private Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Local Government
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 519 (84.25%) Developer
2 268 (43.51%) .NET Developer
3 235 (38.15%) C# Developer
4 149 (24.19%) Software Developer
5 131 (21.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 107 (17.37%) Senior Developer
7 84 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 60 (9.74%) Software Engineer
9 54 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
9 54 (8.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 49 (7.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 48 (7.79%) C# Software Developer
12 45 (7.31%) Senior Software Developer
13 42 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
14 35 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 32 (5.19%) Junior
16 30 (4.87%) Applications Developer
17 28 (4.55%) Junior Developer
18 27 (4.38%) WCF Developer
19 26 (4.22%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (94.32%) .NET
2 329 (53.41%) ASP.NET
3 240 (38.96%) HTML
4 234 (37.99%) CSS
5 229 (37.18%) AngularJS
6 220 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 189 (30.68%) .NET Framework
8 181 (29.38%) Web Services
9 172 (27.92%) jQuery
10 169 (27.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 138 (22.40%) .NET Core
12 137 (22.24%) Entity Framework
12 137 (22.24%) WPF
13 124 (20.13%) XML
14 113 (18.34%) REST
15 105 (17.05%) SOAP
16 102 (16.56%) LINQ
17 96 (15.58%) React
18 65 (10.55%) RESTful
19 60 (9.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (15.58%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 20 (3.25%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.60%) Derivative
8 13 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (1.95%) Robotics
10 11 (1.79%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.65%) BBC
13 4 (0.65%) Life Science
13 4 (0.65%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.49%) User Experience
15 2 (0.32%) 3D Printing
15 2 (0.32%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.23%) Windows
2 4 (0.65%) Android
2 4 (0.65%) Unix
3 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.16%) Linux
5 1 (0.16%) MVS
5 1 (0.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (50.65%) MVC
3 207 (33.60%) TDD
4 166 (26.95%) Scrum
5 114 (18.51%) Software Engineering
6 91 (14.77%) Unit Testing
7 84 (13.64%) OO
8 80 (12.99%) Microservices
9 67 (10.88%) Test Automation
10 62 (10.06%) MVVM
11 57 (9.25%) SOLID
12 56 (9.09%) Web Development
13 55 (8.93%) DevOps
14 53 (8.60%) BDD
15 52 (8.44%) Computer Science
15 52 (8.44%) Mentoring
16 45 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (7.14%) SOA
18 40 (6.49%) UML
19 38 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 589 (95.62%) C#
2 352 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 316 (51.30%) SQL
4 97 (15.75%) T-SQL
5 69 (11.20%) C++
6 65 (10.55%) TypeScript
7 59 (9.58%) VB.NET
8 28 (4.55%) C
9 27 (4.38%) VBA
10 24 (3.90%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.73%) Java
12 14 (2.27%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.79%) Python
14 8 (1.30%) Ruby
14 8 (1.30%) VBScript
15 7 (1.14%) VB
16 6 (0.97%) VB6
17 5 (0.81%) R
17 5 (0.81%) VC++
18 4 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (12.18%) Degree
2 19 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.79%) MCITP
5 10 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.65%) MCP
8 2 (0.32%) ISEB
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CIW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.27%) QA
2 10 (1.62%) DICOM
2 10 (1.62%) GDPR
3 5 (0.81%) MiFID
4 4 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (3.90%) Docker
2 5 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 154 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.08%) Oracle
3 16 (2.60%) SAP
4 13 (2.11%) CheckPoint
4 13 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.62%) Automation Anywhere
5 10 (1.62%) Blue Prism
5 10 (1.62%) DevExpress
5 10 (1.62%) UiPath
6 8 (1.30%) RedGate
7 7 (1.14%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.97%) IBM
9 4 (0.65%) VMware
10 3 (0.49%) Sage
10 3 (0.49%) Telerik
10 3 (0.49%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.32%) Capita
11 2 (0.32%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.32%) Tableau
12 1 (0.16%) Nintex