Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 101 81
Rank change year-on-year -86 -20 +9
Permanent jobs citing WCF 138 270 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 2.61% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 7.26% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 110 242 328
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,275 £32,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 3,589 3,720 3,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.40% 35.97% 33.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,959 3,240 3,273
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.37% +3.11%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Coventry -8 41 £52,500 +23.53% 6
Birmingham -31 28 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Staffordshire -25 20 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Warwickshire -18 18 £37,500 -26.83%
Worcestershire +1 11 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Walsall +5 8 £42,500 -10.53%
Solihull -18 4 £40,000 +3.90% 3
Herefordshire +18 3 £37,000 -17.78%
Sutton Coldfield -6 1 £40,000 +14.29%
Wolverhampton -16 1 £55,000 +15.79%
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 135 (97.83%) C#
2 123 (89.13%) .NET
3 95 (68.84%) ASP.NET
3 95 (68.84%) JavaScript
4 92 (66.67%) MVC
5 82 (59.42%) HTML
6 76 (55.07%) SQL Server
7 73 (52.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 72 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 69 (50.00%) SQL
10 67 (48.55%) CSS
11 65 (47.10%) .NET Framework
11 65 (47.10%) Entity Framework
12 64 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (42.75%) Microsoft
14 53 (38.41%) Git (software)
15 51 (36.96%) Visual Studio
16 49 (35.51%) AngularJS
17 42 (30.43%) Web Development
18 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (27.54%) TDD
20 37 (26.81%) BizTalk Server
21 36 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
22 35 (25.36%) Web Services
22 35 (25.36%) CRM
23 33 (23.91%) XML
23 33 (23.91%) PaaS
23 33 (23.91%) NoSQL
24 32 (23.19%) Node.js
24 32 (23.19%) RESTful

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 37 (26.81%) BizTalk Server
2 31 (22.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.07%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.90%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (20.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (23.91%) PaaS
3 27 (19.57%) IaaS
4 21 (15.22%) Office 365
5 17 (12.32%) Serverless
6 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.35%) npm
7 4 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.72%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) Intranet
2 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (55.07%) SQL Server
2 33 (23.91%) NoSQL
3 31 (22.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (5.07%) Big Data
4 7 (5.07%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (5.07%) Data Lake
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 53 (38.41%) Git (software)
2 51 (36.96%) Visual Studio
3 30 (21.74%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.07%) gulp
6 6 (4.35%) JIRA
6 6 (4.35%) MSI
6 6 (4.35%) WiX
7 1 (0.72%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.72%) Selenium
7 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 23 (16.67%) Marketing
2 19 (13.77%) Finance
3 8 (5.80%) Music Industry
4 5 (3.62%) Advertising
5 2 (1.45%) Automotive
5 2 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 119 (86.23%) Developer
2 77 (55.80%) .NET Developer
3 57 (41.30%) C# Developer
4 46 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (28.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (27.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 19 (13.77%) Lead Developer
8 19 (13.77%) Senior Developer
9 16 (11.59%) Architect
10 15 (10.87%) Senior C# Developer
11 14 (10.14%) Web Developer
12 13 (9.42%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (9.42%) BizTalk Developer
13 12 (8.70%) HTML Developer
14 11 (7.97%) C# Web Developer
14 11 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (7.97%) Lead .NET Developer
14 11 (7.97%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (7.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (89.13%) .NET
2 95 (68.84%) ASP.NET
3 82 (59.42%) HTML
4 73 (52.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 72 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 67 (48.55%) CSS
7 65 (47.10%) .NET Framework
7 65 (47.10%) Entity Framework
8 49 (35.51%) AngularJS
9 36 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
10 35 (25.36%) Web Services
11 33 (23.91%) XML
12 32 (23.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 32 (23.19%) Node.js
12 32 (23.19%) RESTful
13 30 (21.74%) WPF
14 25 (18.12%) SOAP
15 24 (17.39%) jQuery
16 19 (13.77%) Code First Entity Framework
16 19 (13.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.70%) Music Streaming
3 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.07%) Graphic Design
4 7 (5.07%) User Experience
5 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) iPhone
6 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (0.72%) Android
2 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (66.67%) MVC
2 64 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.43%) Web Development
4 38 (27.54%) TDD
5 35 (25.36%) CRM
6 32 (23.19%) Web Application Development
7 25 (18.12%) Migration
8 22 (15.94%) Service Delivery
9 21 (15.22%) Analytics
10 20 (14.49%) BDD
11 18 (13.04%) Presales
12 16 (11.59%) Dependency Injection
12 16 (11.59%) Software Engineering
13 15 (10.87%) Waterfall
14 12 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
15 10 (7.25%) Microservices
15 10 (7.25%) OO
15 10 (7.25%) SOA
16 9 (6.52%) Mentoring
17 8 (5.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 135 (97.83%) C#
2 95 (68.84%) JavaScript
3 69 (50.00%) SQL
4 22 (15.94%) PowerShell
5 20 (14.49%) Ruby
6 18 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.97%) VB.NET
8 10 (7.25%) XPath
9 9 (6.52%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.90%) Java
11 3 (2.17%) VB
12 1 (0.72%) C++
12 1 (0.72%) PHP
12 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.17%) Degree
3 3 (2.17%) MCSD
3 3 (2.17%) MCTS
4 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 21 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) SCCM
1 6 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle
3 8 (5.80%) Capita
4 6 (4.35%) VMware
5 5 (3.62%) SAP
5 5 (3.62%) Siebel
5 5 (3.62%) Telerik
6 2 (1.45%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) Xamarin