Period
to 16 August 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 159 94
Rank change year-on-year -15 -65 -41
Permanent jobs citing WCF 131 181 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.81% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.41% 4.57% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 124 185 281
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,973 3,958 4,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.88% 39.54% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,511 3,466 3,507
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +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 August 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 August 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 +1 51 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Staffordshire +9 33 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Coventry -2 18 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Sutton Coldfield -18 7 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire -19 4 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Worcestershire +14 3 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Brierley Hill +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Solihull - 2 £40,000 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 131 (100.00%) C#
2 127 (96.95%) .NET
3 96 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (70.23%) ASP.NET
5 91 (69.47%) JavaScript
6 84 (64.12%) MVC
7 80 (61.07%) SQL
8 79 (60.31%) CSS
9 75 (57.25%) HTML
10 68 (51.91%) SQL Server
11 63 (48.09%) Entity Framework
12 62 (47.33%) .NET Framework
13 61 (46.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 57 (43.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
16 44 (33.59%) KnockoutJS
17 43 (32.82%) Visual Studio
18 42 (32.06%) T-SQL
19 41 (31.30%) AngularJS
19 41 (31.30%) Git (software)
19 41 (31.30%) Web Services
20 40 (30.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 39 (29.77%) Web Development
22 36 (27.48%) TDD
23 33 (25.19%) PaaS
23 33 (25.19%) Finance
24 30 (22.90%) Visual Studio Team System
25 29 (22.14%) Greenfield Project
26 27 (20.61%) IaaS
26 27 (20.61%) Windows

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 20 (15.27%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.45%) CMS
3 12 (9.16%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (9.16%) IIS
4 6 (4.58%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.76%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (30.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (25.19%) PaaS
3 27 (20.61%) IaaS
4 12 (9.16%) Serverless
5 10 (7.63%) Office 365
6 8 (6.11%) Azure Functions
6 8 (6.11%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (3.82%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) SSL
2 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (51.91%) SQL Server
2 25 (19.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (14.50%) NoSQL
4 15 (11.45%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (7.63%) Data Lake
7 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.82%) Redis
8 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (32.82%) Visual Studio
2 41 (31.30%) Git (software)
3 30 (22.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (8.40%) NUnit
6 7 (5.34%) MSI
6 7 (5.34%) NSubstitute
6 7 (5.34%) WiX
7 3 (2.29%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.29%) Subversion
8 2 (1.53%) Moq
8 2 (1.53%) MSTest
8 2 (1.53%) Selenium
8 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (25.19%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Advertising
3 9 (6.87%) Banking
3 9 (6.87%) Law
3 9 (6.87%) Legal
3 9 (6.87%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Automotive
4 3 (2.29%) Games
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (87.02%) Developer
2 62 (47.33%) .NET Developer
3 52 (39.69%) C# Developer
4 42 (32.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (28.24%) ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (27.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (24.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 18 (13.74%) Software Developer
9 17 (12.98%) WCF Developer
10 16 (12.21%) C# WCF Developer
11 15 (11.45%) Web Developer
12 11 (8.40%) Senior Developer
13 9 (6.87%) Software Engineer
14 8 (6.11%) Azure Developer
14 8 (6.11%) Full Stack Developer
15 7 (5.34%) .NET Software Developer
15 7 (5.34%) UI Developer
16 6 (4.58%) C# WPF Developer
16 6 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 6 (4.58%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (96.95%) .NET
2 92 (70.23%) ASP.NET
3 79 (60.31%) CSS
4 75 (57.25%) HTML
5 63 (48.09%) Entity Framework
6 62 (47.33%) .NET Framework
7 61 (46.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (43.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (33.59%) KnockoutJS
10 41 (31.30%) AngularJS
10 41 (31.30%) Web Services
11 26 (19.85%) Node.js
12 25 (19.08%) .NET Core
12 25 (19.08%) Ninject
13 24 (18.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 24 (18.32%) HTML5
14 23 (17.56%) jQuery
15 22 (16.79%) Backbone.js
15 22 (16.79%) WPF
16 21 (16.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.14%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (13.74%) Music Streaming
3 13 (9.92%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.40%) User Experience
5 10 (7.63%) Graphic Design
6 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.76%) BBC
9 1 (0.76%) iPad
9 1 (0.76%) iPhone
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (64.12%) MVC
3 39 (29.77%) Web Development
4 36 (27.48%) TDD
5 25 (19.08%) Dependency Injection
5 25 (19.08%) Web Application Development
6 24 (18.32%) Analytics
7 23 (17.56%) Unit Testing
8 22 (16.79%) CRM
8 22 (16.79%) Waterfall
9 19 (14.50%) Migration
10 18 (13.74%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (12.21%) Software Engineering
12 15 (11.45%) Presales
12 15 (11.45%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (11.45%) Web Design
13 14 (10.69%) Scrum
13 14 (10.69%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.16%) OO
15 11 (8.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 131 (100.00%) C#
2 91 (69.47%) JavaScript
3 80 (61.07%) SQL
4 42 (32.06%) T-SQL
5 21 (16.03%) VB.NET
6 19 (14.50%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.87%) VB
8 7 (5.34%) Ruby
9 6 (4.58%) XPath
10 3 (2.29%) XAML
11 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.76%) Java
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) Degree
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.58%) MCPD
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
5 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) ISO 9001
1 9 (6.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (5.34%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) SCCM
1 7 (5.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) LexisNexis
3 7 (5.34%) Google
3 7 (5.34%) VMware
4 3 (2.29%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle
4 3 (2.29%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.53%) Capita
6 1 (0.76%) Apple
6 1 (0.76%) Facebook
6 1 (0.76%) Sony
6 1 (0.76%) Yahoo!