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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 138 81
Rank change year-on-year -19 -57 -25
Permanent jobs citing WCF 168 201 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.80% 2.09% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.29% 5.56% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 139 201 338
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +5.59% -5.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £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 3,178 3,613 4,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.13% 37.49% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,585 3,186 3,486
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 21 May 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 May 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
Birmingham -14 60 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Coventry -2 46 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Staffordshire +1 31 £47,500 +35.71% 11
Worcestershire +18 12 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Solihull +9 5 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Herefordshire +22 3 £37,000 -17.78%
Warwickshire -14 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 166 (98.81%) C#
2 153 (91.07%) .NET
3 122 (72.62%) JavaScript
4 115 (68.45%) ASP.NET
5 113 (67.26%) MVC
6 106 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (63.10%) CSS
6 106 (63.10%) HTML
7 92 (54.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 90 (53.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 88 (52.38%) Entity Framework
10 87 (51.79%) SQL Server
11 85 (50.60%) .NET Framework
12 79 (47.02%) Microsoft
13 77 (45.83%) SQL
14 61 (36.31%) Microsoft Azure
15 60 (35.71%) Git (software)
16 55 (32.74%) Visual Studio
17 53 (31.55%) KnockoutJS
18 52 (30.95%) PaaS
19 50 (29.76%) TDD
20 49 (29.17%) AngularJS
21 47 (27.98%) BizTalk Server
22 45 (26.79%) Web Services
22 45 (26.79%) SharePoint
23 44 (26.19%) Web Development
24 43 (25.60%) Visual Studio Team System
25 42 (25.00%) IaaS
25 42 (25.00%) CRM
25 42 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM

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 47 (27.98%) BizTalk Server
2 45 (26.79%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.17%) CMS
3 7 (4.17%) IIS
4 5 (2.98%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (36.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (30.95%) PaaS
3 42 (25.00%) IaaS
4 29 (17.26%) Office 365
5 21 (12.50%) Serverless
6 10 (5.95%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) SSL
2 2 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 41 (24.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (17.26%) NoSQL
4 16 (9.52%) Cosmos DB
5 15 (8.93%) Data Lake
6 10 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Redis
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 55 (32.74%) Visual Studio
3 43 (25.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.74%) MSI
5 13 (7.74%) WiX
6 5 (2.98%) JIRA
6 5 (2.98%) NUnit
7 3 (1.79%) Selenium
8 2 (1.19%) Moq
8 2 (1.19%) MSTest
8 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.19%) Subversion
9 1 (0.60%) gulp
9 1 (0.60%) NSubstitute
General
1 35 (20.83%) Finance
2 24 (14.29%) Marketing
3 12 (7.14%) Advertising
4 6 (3.57%) Banking
4 6 (3.57%) Law
4 6 (3.57%) Legal
4 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.98%) Automotive
6 3 (1.79%) Games
6 3 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (85.71%) Developer
2 90 (53.57%) .NET Developer
3 67 (39.88%) C# Developer
4 62 (36.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (34.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 57 (33.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 47 (27.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 22 (13.10%) C# WCF Developer
8 22 (13.10%) WCF Developer
9 19 (11.31%) Lead Developer
10 17 (10.12%) Architect
11 14 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
11 14 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
11 14 (8.33%) Senior Developer
12 11 (6.55%) Lead .NET Developer
12 11 (6.55%) Software Developer
13 10 (5.95%) UI Developer
14 8 (4.76%) SQL Developer
15 7 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 6 (3.57%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (91.07%) .NET
2 115 (68.45%) ASP.NET
3 106 (63.10%) CSS
3 106 (63.10%) HTML
4 92 (54.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 90 (53.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 88 (52.38%) Entity Framework
7 85 (50.60%) .NET Framework
8 53 (31.55%) KnockoutJS
9 49 (29.17%) AngularJS
10 45 (26.79%) Web Services
11 41 (24.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 41 (24.40%) Node.js
12 37 (22.02%) WPF
13 31 (18.45%) RESTful
14 29 (17.26%) CSS3
14 29 (17.26%) HTML5
15 28 (16.67%) Ninject
16 25 (14.88%) jQuery
17 23 (13.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.62%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (16.07%) Music Streaming
3 16 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (9.52%) User Experience
4 15 (8.93%) Graphic Design
5 8 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.19%) Android
3 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.26%) MVC
2 106 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (29.76%) TDD
4 44 (26.19%) Web Development
5 42 (25.00%) CRM
6 41 (24.40%) Web Application Development
7 37 (22.02%) Migration
8 30 (17.86%) Analytics
9 28 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
10 27 (16.07%) Domain-Driven Design
11 26 (15.48%) Service Delivery
12 25 (14.88%) Waterfall
13 23 (13.69%) Presales
14 16 (9.52%) BDD
15 14 (8.33%) Software Engineering
15 14 (8.33%) Unit Testing
16 12 (7.14%) ERP
17 11 (6.55%) Commercial Awareness
17 11 (6.55%) OO
17 11 (6.55%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 166 (98.81%) C#
2 122 (72.62%) JavaScript
3 77 (45.83%) SQL
4 30 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 28 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 15 (8.93%) VB.NET
7 14 (8.33%) Ruby
8 9 (5.36%) VB
8 9 (5.36%) XPath
9 5 (2.98%) Java
10 4 (2.38%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.79%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.60%) C++
12 1 (0.60%) PHP
12 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) MCSD
2 4 (2.38%) MCTS
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 6 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.74%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (7.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.74%) SCCM
1 13 (7.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (47.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.74%) VMware
3 12 (7.14%) Oracle
4 10 (5.95%) Capita
5 6 (3.57%) LexisNexis
6 5 (2.98%) SAP
6 5 (2.98%) Siebel
7 2 (1.19%) Apple
7 2 (1.19%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin