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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 71 50
Rank change year-on-year -28 -21  
Permanent jobs citing WCF 111 222 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.33% 3.60% 4.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.23% 10.33% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 108 189 218
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 1781 2149 1977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 37.35% 34.81% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1880 1774
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Birmingham -11 35 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Coventry +1 26 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Worcestershire +9 16 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Staffordshire -24 16 £40,000 - 4
Warwickshire +11 8 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Solihull -15 4 £37,500 -17.12%
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £36,500 -8.75% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Dudley - 1 £41,500 -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 243 (100.00%) C#
2 240 (98.77%) .NET
3 204 (83.95%) MVC
4 195 (80.25%) ASP.NET
5 187 (76.95%) SQL Server
6 140 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (55.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 135 (55.56%) JavaScript
9 122 (50.21%) .NET Framework
10 113 (46.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 107 (44.03%) Entity Framework
12 105 (43.21%) SQL
13 102 (41.98%) HTML
14 95 (39.09%) TDD
15 89 (36.63%) CSS
15 89 (36.63%) jQuery
16 82 (33.74%) Git (software)
16 82 (33.74%) Web Services
17 81 (33.33%) Web Application Development
18 71 (29.22%) Microsoft
18 71 (29.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 66 (27.16%) SQL Server 2014
20 64 (26.34%) Node.js
20 64 (26.34%) RESTful
21 63 (25.93%) BDD
22 59 (24.28%) NoSQL
23 58 (23.87%) AngularJS
23 58 (23.87%) XML
23 58 (23.87%) OO
23 58 (23.87%) Ruby

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 22 (9.05%) IIS
2 11 (4.53%) CMS
3 9 (3.70%) Umbraco
4 8 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.29%) EPiServer
5 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) DNN
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) Kentico
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.65%) Google Play
3 1 (0.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.76%) Internet
2 13 (5.35%) SSL
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (76.95%) SQL Server
2 66 (27.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 59 (24.28%) NoSQL
4 26 (10.70%) Relational Database
5 21 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (4.53%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.65%) SQL CLR
12 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.41%) MySQL
13 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (33.74%) Git (software)
2 54 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 48 (19.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.41%) Subversion
5 14 (5.76%) TeamCity
6 12 (4.94%) Selenium
7 10 (4.12%) MSTest
8 8 (3.29%) NuGet
9 7 (2.88%) Moq
9 7 (2.88%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.88%) NUnit
10 6 (2.47%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (2.47%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.41%) ReSharper
General
1 19 (7.82%) Games
2 12 (4.94%) Marketing
3 9 (3.70%) Finance
4 6 (2.47%) Music Industry
5 3 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 197 (81.07%) Developer
2 139 (57.20%) .NET Developer
3 45 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 39 (16.05%) Senior Developer
5 31 (12.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (11.52%) Software Developer
7 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 19 (7.82%) SQL Developer
9 17 (7.00%) Development Team Leader
9 17 (7.00%) Team Leader
10 15 (6.17%) .NET Software Developer
10 15 (6.17%) Senior Software Developer
11 14 (5.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (5.35%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (4.94%) Software Team Leader
14 11 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (4.53%) Senior .NET Developer
15 9 (3.70%) Internet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (98.77%) .NET
2 195 (80.25%) ASP.NET
3 136 (55.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 122 (50.21%) .NET Framework
5 113 (46.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 107 (44.03%) Entity Framework
7 102 (41.98%) HTML
8 89 (36.63%) CSS
8 89 (36.63%) jQuery
9 82 (33.74%) Web Services
10 71 (29.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 64 (26.34%) Node.js
11 64 (26.34%) RESTful
12 58 (23.87%) AngularJS
12 58 (23.87%) XML
13 44 (18.11%) HTML5
13 44 (18.11%) KnockoutJS
14 40 (16.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 39 (16.05%) Ajax
15 39 (16.05%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.58%) Social Network
2 13 (5.35%) iPad
3 12 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) Animation
6 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.65%) iPhone
6 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.82%) Streaming Music
8 1 (0.41%) Blog
8 1 (0.41%) Fintech
8 1 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.47%) Windows
2 7 (2.88%) Android
3 5 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (83.95%) MVC
2 140 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (39.09%) TDD
4 81 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 63 (25.93%) BDD
6 58 (23.87%) OO
7 49 (20.16%) Scrum
8 46 (18.93%) SDLC
9 40 (16.46%) SOA
10 35 (14.40%) SOLID
11 32 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (13.17%) Software Engineering
12 24 (9.88%) Web Development
13 20 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (7.41%) Software Architecture
16 15 (6.17%) Mentoring
17 13 (5.35%) CRM
18 12 (4.94%) Dependency Injection
19 11 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 243 (100.00%) C#
2 135 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 105 (43.21%) SQL
4 58 (23.87%) Ruby
5 48 (19.75%) T-SQL
6 41 (16.87%) VB.NET
7 19 (7.82%) VB
8 13 (5.35%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.06%) C++
10 4 (1.65%) Java
11 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (4.12%) Degree
2 3 (1.23%) MCSD
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.41%) MCPD
3 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 71 (29.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.17%) Oracle
3 4 (1.65%) Google
3 4 (1.65%) NEC
4 1 (0.41%) Apple
4 1 (0.41%) Perforce
4 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago