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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 95 82
Rank change year-on-year -24 -13  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 2407 2896 3732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 2.95% 3.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.65% 7.58% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2238 2695 3487
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  

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 36186 38219 42366
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.69% 38.97% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 139326 147702 163494
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WCF in the UK

WCF
Top 11 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 2283 £47,500 +5.55% 289
UK excluding London -15 1516 £42,500 - 219
London -17 854 £55,625 +1.13% 81
South East -35 399 £45,000 +5.88% 64
North of England -38 388 £40,000 - 60
East of England +10 292 £47,500 +5.55% 28
Midlands -38 193 £42,500 +6.25% 35
South West +45 160 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Scotland +16 57 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Wales +11 30 £37,500 -1.31% 4
Northern Ireland -9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 4742 (97.57%) C#
2 4666 (96.01%) .NET
3 3647 (75.04%) SQL Server
4 3550 (73.05%) ASP.NET
5 3512 (72.26%) MVC
6 3231 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
7 2643 (54.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2410 (49.59%) TDD
9 2064 (42.47%) JavaScript
10 1976 (40.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1938 (39.88%) .NET Framework
12 1815 (37.35%) SQL
13 1740 (35.80%) HTML
14 1666 (34.28%) WPF
15 1512 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1511 (31.09%) CSS
17 1472 (30.29%) Web Application Development
18 1381 (28.42%) BDD
19 1375 (28.29%) Entity Framework
20 1348 (27.74%) Microsoft
21 1288 (26.50%) AngularJS
22 1276 (26.26%) Web Services
23 1180 (24.28%) RESTful
24 1111 (22.86%) Scrum
25 1107 (22.78%) OO
26 1059 (21.79%) Git (software)
27 1027 (21.13%) jQuery
28 1019 (20.97%) Node.js
29 1001 (20.60%) Finance
30 946 (19.47%) 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
1 201 (4.14%) IIS
2 197 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
3 192 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 173 (3.56%) CMS
5 120 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 111 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 107 (2.20%) Umbraco
8 67 (1.38%) EPiServer
9 63 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 53 (1.09%) Kentico
11 44 (0.91%) NServiceBus
12 39 (0.80%) Sitefinity
13 37 (0.76%) DNN
14 35 (0.72%) Immediacy CMS
15 20 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 19 (0.39%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.37%) Apache
18 14 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 13 (0.27%) OpenStack
20 12 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 71 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.16%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.082%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 83 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.041%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.041%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.041%) RMDS
5 2 (0.041%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.041%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.021%) Magento
6 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.021%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.021%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 609 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 265 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (1.73%) Google Play
4 81 (1.67%) SaaS
5 75 (1.54%) PaaS
6 35 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.62%) GitHub
8 28 (0.58%) Office 365
9 21 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
10 17 (0.35%) iPaaS
11 12 (0.25%) Boomi
12 9 (0.19%) Slack
13 7 (0.14%) Asana
14 6 (0.12%) IaaS
15 3 (0.062%) Sage Pay
16 2 (0.041%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.041%) Dynamics 365
17 1 (0.021%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.021%) Google Cloud Platform
17 1 (0.021%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 239 (4.92%) Internet
2 73 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.32%) HTTP
4 21 (0.43%) SMTP
5 19 (0.39%) Network Security
5 19 (0.39%) RS-232
6 18 (0.37%) Ethernet
6 18 (0.37%) Kerberos
7 14 (0.29%) SSL
8 13 (0.27%) DNS
9 11 (0.23%) FTP
10 10 (0.21%) Skype
11 9 (0.19%) Intranet
12 5 (0.10%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.082%) Firewall
14 3 (0.062%) Bluetooth
14 3 (0.062%) Broadband
14 3 (0.062%) IMAP
14 3 (0.062%) LDAP
14 3 (0.062%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3647 (75.04%) SQL Server
2 946 (19.47%) NoSQL
3 888 (18.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 551 (11.34%) SQL Server 2016
5 277 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 276 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 271 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 259 (5.33%) MongoDB
9 238 (4.90%) Relational Database
10 200 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 126 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 76 (1.56%) Redis
13 67 (1.38%) MySQL
14 57 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 52 (1.07%) Big Data
16 50 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 47 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 40 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
19 35 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
19 35 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1059 (21.79%) Git (software)
2 753 (15.49%) NUnit
3 626 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 607 (12.49%) Visual Studio
5 396 (8.15%) Rhino Mocks
6 352 (7.24%) Subversion
7 324 (6.67%) Moq
8 228 (4.69%) TeamCity
9 206 (4.24%) MSTest
10 148 (3.05%) JIRA
11 125 (2.57%) SpecFlow
12 101 (2.08%) Selenium
13 95 (1.95%) Jenkins
14 63 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
15 57 (1.17%) MSBuild
16 46 (0.95%) ReSharper
17 45 (0.93%) Jasmine
18 43 (0.88%) NuGet
19 40 (0.82%) WiX
20 36 (0.74%) Bugzilla
General
1 1001 (20.60%) Finance
2 426 (8.77%) Games
3 411 (8.46%) Banking
4 174 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 165 (3.40%) Marketing
6 159 (3.27%) Advertising
7 115 (2.37%) Music Industry
8 100 (2.06%) Retail
9 55 (1.13%) Legal
9 55 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.09%) Electronics
11 47 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 41 (0.84%) Front Office
13 38 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 37 (0.76%) Back Office
15 26 (0.53%) Law
15 26 (0.53%) Publishing
16 11 (0.23%) Local Government
17 9 (0.19%) Automotive
18 5 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4327 (89.03%) Developer
2 3114 (64.07%) .NET Developer
3 2227 (45.82%) C# Developer
4 1464 (30.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 871 (17.92%) ASP.NET Developer
6 829 (17.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 652 (13.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 637 (13.11%) Senior Developer
9 534 (10.99%) Software Developer
10 405 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
11 385 (7.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 371 (7.63%) C# Software Developer
13 367 (7.55%) SQL Developer
14 345 (7.10%) Senior C# Developer
15 267 (5.49%) Software Engineer
16 228 (4.69%) Agile Developer
17 226 (4.65%) Lead Developer
18 219 (4.51%) Junior
19 218 (4.49%) Agile .NET Developer
20 215 (4.42%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4666 (96.01%) .NET
2 3550 (73.05%) ASP.NET
3 2643 (54.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1976 (40.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1938 (39.88%) .NET Framework
6 1740 (35.80%) HTML
7 1666 (34.28%) WPF
8 1512 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1511 (31.09%) CSS
10 1375 (28.29%) Entity Framework
11 1288 (26.50%) AngularJS
12 1276 (26.26%) Web Services
13 1180 (24.28%) RESTful
14 1027 (21.13%) jQuery
15 1019 (20.97%) Node.js
16 837 (17.22%) XML
17 747 (15.37%) HTML5
18 679 (13.97%) LINQ
19 646 (13.29%) KnockoutJS
20 631 (12.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 539 (11.09%) Greenfield Project
2 408 (8.40%) Computer Science
3 278 (5.72%) Enterprise Software
4 159 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 134 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 127 (2.61%) Client/Server
7 114 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 109 (2.24%) Fintech
9 105 (2.16%) User Experience
10 98 (2.02%) Social Media
11 89 (1.83%) BBC
11 89 (1.83%) iPhone
12 88 (1.81%) Social Network
13 85 (1.75%) N-Tier
14 69 (1.42%) Streaming Music
15 54 (1.11%) Tandem
16 53 (1.09%) Fixed Income
17 37 (0.76%) Equities
17 37 (0.76%) Xbox
18 33 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 768 (15.80%) Windows
2 170 (3.50%) Android
3 65 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 51 (1.05%) Linux
5 32 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.35%) Mac OS
6 17 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 15 (0.31%) Unix
8 13 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Phone
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.041%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.041%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.021%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3512 (72.26%) MVC
2 3231 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
3 2410 (49.59%) TDD
4 1472 (30.29%) Web Application Development
5 1381 (28.42%) BDD
6 1111 (22.86%) Scrum
7 1107 (22.78%) OO
8 658 (13.54%) Software Engineering
9 524 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
10 508 (10.45%) Unit Testing
11 507 (10.43%) Web Development
12 404 (8.31%) SDLC
13 395 (8.13%) Kanban
14 394 (8.11%) Multithreading
15 387 (7.96%) Dependency Injection
16 374 (7.70%) MVVM
17 364 (7.49%) SOLID
18 343 (7.06%) Test Automation
19 308 (6.34%) SOA
20 304 (6.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4742 (97.57%) C#
2 2064 (42.47%) JavaScript
3 1815 (37.35%) SQL
4 844 (17.37%) Ruby
5 840 (17.28%) T-SQL
6 401 (8.25%) VB.NET
7 258 (5.31%) C++
8 242 (4.98%) Java
9 184 (3.79%) VB
10 130 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 104 (2.14%) XAML
12 98 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 95 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 83 (1.71%) C
14 83 (1.71%) Python
15 78 (1.60%) F#
16 63 (1.30%) VBA
17 60 (1.23%) XPath
18 33 (0.68%) Objective-C
19 27 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 582 (11.98%) Degree
2 152 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (0.47%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.19%) MCP
6 9 (0.19%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 8 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.14%) HND
9 5 (0.10%) HNC
9 5 (0.10%) MCSD
10 3 (0.062%) MCAD
10 3 (0.062%) MCPD
11 2 (0.041%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.041%) MCSE
11 2 (0.041%) PhD
12 1 (0.021%) MCSA
12 1 (0.021%) PMP
12 1 (0.021%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (1.83%) QA
2 8 (0.16%) SLA
3 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.10%) WCAG
6 2 (0.041%) MiFID
7 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (1.52%) Docker
2 37 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (1.28%) Kibana
2 19 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.12%) Puppet
5 3 (0.062%) logstash
6 2 (0.041%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.021%) Rancher
7 1 (0.021%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.021%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1348 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 275 (5.66%) Google
3 176 (3.62%) Facebook
4 133 (2.74%) Oracle
5 94 (1.93%) Apple
6 89 (1.83%) Sony
6 89 (1.83%) Yahoo!
7 67 (1.38%) Sitecore
8 60 (1.23%) Xamarin
9 57 (1.17%) SAP
10 35 (0.72%) Alterian
11 32 (0.66%) IBM
12 27 (0.56%) Telerik
13 23 (0.47%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.35%) AppDynamics
14 17 (0.35%) New Relic
15 14 (0.29%) Apigee
16 13 (0.27%) Bloomberg
17 12 (0.25%) Jitterbit
17 12 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-50K (Flexible) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c40-50k+Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Salary: Competitive market rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-60K + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ISL
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: Excellent Salary - Please contact for details
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
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