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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 102 54
Rank change year-on-year -39 -48  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 87 155 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 2.50% 4.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 7.37% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 86 130 247
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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

Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2044 2104 2172
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 40.06% 34.00% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1778 1764 1976
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WCF
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WCF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +22 25 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Birmingham -14 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Staffordshire -10 16 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Coventry -22 15 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 9 £45,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Worcestershire -1 1 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Dudley - 1 £37,500 - 2
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 194 (97.98%) .NET
2 193 (97.47%) C#
3 162 (81.82%) MVC
4 161 (81.31%) SQL Server
5 155 (78.28%) ASP.NET
6 128 (64.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 111 (56.06%) TDD
8 103 (52.02%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (52.02%) .NET Framework
8 103 (52.02%) ASP.NET Web API
9 95 (47.98%) JavaScript
10 85 (42.93%) BDD
11 84 (42.42%) SQL
12 80 (40.40%) Entity Framework
12 80 (40.40%) Web Application Development
13 79 (39.90%) Node.js
14 74 (37.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 71 (35.86%) Git (software)
16 70 (35.35%) RESTful
17 69 (34.85%) Ruby
18 67 (33.84%) NoSQL
19 66 (33.33%) Microsoft
20 63 (31.82%) HTML
21 55 (27.78%) Web Services
22 53 (26.77%) jQuery
22 53 (26.77%) SQL Server 2014
23 52 (26.26%) CSS
24 46 (23.23%) AngularJS
25 43 (21.72%) T-SQL
26 41 (20.71%) WPF

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 6 (3.03%) IIS
2 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) ThingWorx
4 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.02%) Google Play
3 2 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.55%) Internet
2 5 (2.53%) SSL
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (81.31%) SQL Server
2 67 (33.84%) NoSQL
3 53 (26.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 36 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 26 (13.13%) Relational Database
6 15 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.54%) MongoDB
10 6 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.53%) SQL CLR
12 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.01%) MySQL
13 2 (1.01%) Redis
14 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 71 (35.86%) Git (software)
2 38 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (19.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.52%) Moq
4 3 (1.52%) NUnit
5 2 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.01%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.51%) NuGet
6 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 16 (8.08%) Games
2 13 (6.57%) Advertising
3 10 (5.05%) Music Industry
4 9 (4.55%) Legal
5 4 (2.02%) Finance
5 4 (2.02%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Automotive
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 181 (91.41%) Developer
2 143 (72.22%) .NET Developer
3 56 (28.28%) C# Developer
4 42 (21.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 26 (13.13%) Software Developer
7 25 (12.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (12.63%) Senior Developer
8 22 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
9 21 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 20 (10.10%) Senior .NET Developer
11 18 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
12 14 (7.07%) Team Leader
13 13 (6.57%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 13 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (6.57%) VB.NET Developer
14 11 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (5.05%) Agile Developer
15 10 (5.05%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (97.98%) .NET
2 155 (78.28%) ASP.NET
3 128 (64.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 103 (52.02%) .NET Framework
4 103 (52.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 80 (40.40%) Entity Framework
6 79 (39.90%) Node.js
7 74 (37.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 70 (35.35%) RESTful
9 63 (31.82%) HTML
10 55 (27.78%) Web Services
11 53 (26.77%) jQuery
12 52 (26.26%) CSS
13 46 (23.23%) AngularJS
14 41 (20.71%) WPF
15 37 (18.69%) KnockoutJS
16 34 (17.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (16.16%) Ajax
17 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 31 (15.66%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.05%) Social Network
4 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.53%) iPad
6 4 (2.02%) Animation
6 4 (2.02%) iPhone
7 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.52%) Fintech
8 2 (1.01%) Streaming Music
8 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Blog
9 1 (0.51%) SCADA
9 1 (0.51%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.13%) Windows
2 7 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (81.82%) MVC
2 111 (56.06%) TDD
3 103 (52.02%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (42.93%) BDD
5 80 (40.40%) Web Application Development
6 36 (18.18%) OO
7 32 (16.16%) Web Development
8 24 (12.12%) SOLID
9 21 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (9.60%) Scrum
11 16 (8.08%) SDLC
11 16 (8.08%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (7.07%) Prototyping
12 14 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (6.06%) High Availability
14 11 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (5.56%) Test Automation
15 10 (5.05%) Business Analysis
15 10 (5.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 193 (97.47%) C#
2 95 (47.98%) JavaScript
3 84 (42.42%) SQL
4 69 (34.85%) Ruby
5 43 (21.72%) T-SQL
6 40 (20.20%) VB.NET
7 22 (11.11%) VB
8 3 (1.52%) C
8 3 (1.52%) F#
9 2 (1.01%) C++
9 2 (1.01%) XAML
10 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.02%) Degree
3 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.51%) MCPD
4 1 (0.51%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Kibana
Vendors
1 66 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.54%) Google
3 2 (1.01%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe
4 1 (0.51%) Apple
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Dudley
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Evesham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago