Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 203 106
Rank change year-on-year +16 -97 -31
Permanent jobs citing WCF 108 118 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.16% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 2.99% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 105 109 259
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,250 £31,450
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,645 3,942 4,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.06% 38.66% 35.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,220 3,398 3,464
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,625 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WCF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WCF in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for WCF in the West Midlands

WCF
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Staffordshire +40 33 £43,750 +25.00% 9
Birmingham +17 21 £35,000 -17.65% 13
Sutton Coldfield -13 17 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire -2 10 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Coventry +8 8 £50,000 +42.86%
Solihull - 4 £50,000 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £52,500 - 2
Brierley Hill +1 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Worcestershire +6 2 £35,000 +16.67% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 108 (100.00%) C#
2 102 (94.44%) .NET
3 82 (75.93%) SQL
4 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (64.81%) MVC
6 62 (57.41%) ASP.NET
7 61 (56.48%) SQL Server
8 54 (50.00%) CSS
9 53 (49.07%) HTML
9 53 (49.07%) JavaScript
10 42 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (35.19%) T-SQL
11 38 (35.19%) Visual Studio
12 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
13 35 (32.41%) Web Services
13 35 (32.41%) Web Development
14 34 (31.48%) .NET Framework
14 34 (31.48%) Entity Framework
15 31 (28.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (28.70%) Windows
16 30 (27.78%) Ajax
16 30 (27.78%) AngularJS
17 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
17 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (23.15%) XML
19 24 (22.22%) Scrum
19 24 (22.22%) .NET Core
20 23 (21.30%) Finance
21 22 (20.37%) WinForms
21 22 (20.37%) TDD

WCF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 18 (16.67%) CMS
2 15 (13.89%) Umbraco
3 6 (5.56%) IIS
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.96%) Serverless
3 13 (12.04%) PaaS
4 12 (11.11%) IaaS
5 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.63%) Google Analytics
6 4 (3.70%) Azure Functions
6 4 (3.70%) SaaS
7 2 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) SSL
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (56.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.48%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.70%) Redis
6 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 38 (35.19%) Visual Studio
2 22 (20.37%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.81%) NUnit
3 16 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (14.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (9.26%) ReSharper
5 9 (8.33%) NSubstitute
6 6 (5.56%) CruiseControl
6 6 (5.56%) Moq
6 6 (5.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.93%) MSTest
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Automotive
3 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.78%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Law
4 3 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.85%) Games
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (75.00%) Developer
2 29 (26.85%) .NET Developer
3 24 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 21 (19.44%) Web Developer
5 17 (15.74%) Software Developer
6 12 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (11.11%) Software Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (10.19%) Senior Developer
8 9 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Web Developer
10 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Junior
11 6 (5.56%) Junior Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (94.44%) .NET
2 62 (57.41%) ASP.NET
3 54 (50.00%) CSS
4 53 (49.07%) HTML
5 42 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (32.41%) Web Services
7 34 (31.48%) .NET Framework
7 34 (31.48%) Entity Framework
8 31 (28.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (27.78%) Ajax
9 30 (27.78%) AngularJS
10 25 (23.15%) XML
11 24 (22.22%) .NET Core
12 22 (20.37%) WinForms
13 21 (19.44%) jQuery
14 19 (17.59%) REST
15 18 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (13.89%) RESTful
17 14 (12.96%) JSON
18 13 (12.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Driving Licence
3 8 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.85%) FMCG
6 2 (1.85%) Music Streaming
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) BBC
7 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.70%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (64.81%) MVC
3 35 (32.41%) Web Development
4 26 (24.07%) Software Engineering
5 24 (22.22%) Scrum
6 22 (20.37%) TDD
7 17 (15.74%) Analytics
7 17 (15.74%) OOP
7 17 (15.74%) Unit Testing
8 12 (11.11%) SEO
8 12 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.19%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (10.19%) Presales
9 11 (10.19%) Service Delivery
9 11 (10.19%) SOA
10 10 (9.26%) OOD
11 9 (8.33%) Front End Development
11 9 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (8.33%) Migration
11 9 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 108 (100.00%) C#
2 82 (75.93%) SQL
3 53 (49.07%) JavaScript
4 38 (35.19%) T-SQL
5 15 (13.89%) VB.NET
6 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.48%) XPath
8 5 (4.63%) C++
8 5 (4.63%) VB
9 4 (3.70%) Ruby
10 3 (2.78%) XAML
11 1 (0.93%) F#
11 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Degree
2 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
2 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) MCPD
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Google
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.78%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.78%) LexisNexis
5 2 (1.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.85%) Siebel
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) Facebook
6 1 (0.93%) Sony
6 1 (0.93%) Yahoo!