Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 111 72
Rank change year-on-year -98 -39 +21
Permanent jobs citing WCF 118 301 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.16% 2.64% 3.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 7.49% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 109 257 364
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% +0.76% -

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 3924 4020 3840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.48% 35.28% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3382 3425 3449
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £59,313 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire -1 48 £37,500 -16.67%
Birmingham -22 24 £42,500 +1.39% 3
Staffordshire -48 18 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Coventry -34 9 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Walsall +8 7 £42,500 +21.43%
Sutton Coldfield +8 5 £45,000 +57.89%
Dudley - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £55,000 +83.33%
Brierley Hill 0 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
WCF
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 112 (94.92%) C#
2 111 (94.07%) .NET
3 93 (78.81%) ASP.NET
4 91 (77.12%) SQL Server
5 78 (66.10%) MVC
6 61 (51.69%) TDD
6 61 (51.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 59 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (48.31%) SQL
8 57 (48.31%) JavaScript
9 50 (42.37%) BDD
10 48 (40.68%) AngularJS
10 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (39.83%) RESTful
12 46 (38.98%) Node.js
12 46 (38.98%) NoSQL
13 45 (38.14%) Git (software)
14 44 (37.29%) Web Application Development
15 43 (36.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 43 (36.44%) Ruby
16 39 (33.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 37 (31.36%) .NET Framework
18 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
19 31 (26.27%) Web Services
20 30 (25.42%) HTML
20 30 (25.42%) Entity Framework
21 27 (22.88%) KnockoutJS
22 26 (22.03%) Visual Studio
23 25 (21.19%) OO
23 25 (21.19%) 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 7 (5.93%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.69%) OpenEdge
3 2 (1.69%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.08%) npm
3 5 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Extranet
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (77.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (38.98%) NoSQL
3 39 (33.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (12.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.93%) Big Data
5 7 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (38.14%) Git (software)
2 26 (22.03%) Visual Studio
3 13 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.93%) gulp
5 6 (5.08%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.85%) Grunt
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
7 1 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 20 (16.95%) Music Industry
2 15 (12.71%) Advertising
3 8 (6.78%) Finance
4 4 (3.39%) Legal
5 3 (2.54%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Electronics
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (92.37%) Developer
2 75 (63.56%) .NET Developer
3 45 (38.14%) C# Developer
4 34 (28.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (19.49%) Senior Developer
6 19 (16.10%) Senior .NET Developer
7 17 (14.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (14.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (11.86%) Senior C# Developer
9 13 (11.02%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 12 (10.17%) SQL Developer
11 11 (9.32%) C# Software Developer
11 11 (9.32%) Software Developer
11 11 (9.32%) Web Developer
12 10 (8.47%) HTML Developer
13 9 (7.63%) C# Web Developer
13 9 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (7.63%) Junior
13 9 (7.63%) Junior Developer
14 8 (6.78%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (94.07%) .NET
2 93 (78.81%) ASP.NET
3 61 (51.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 59 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 48 (40.68%) AngularJS
6 47 (39.83%) RESTful
7 46 (38.98%) Node.js
8 43 (36.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 37 (31.36%) .NET Framework
10 31 (26.27%) Web Services
11 30 (25.42%) Entity Framework
11 30 (25.42%) HTML
12 27 (22.88%) KnockoutJS
13 25 (21.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (21.19%) WPF
14 24 (20.34%) jQuery
14 24 (20.34%) XML
15 20 (16.95%) Code First Entity Framework
15 20 (16.95%) CSS
16 18 (15.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.85%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.85%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (66.10%) MVC
2 61 (51.69%) TDD
3 50 (42.37%) BDD
4 48 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (37.29%) Web Application Development
6 25 (21.19%) OO
7 23 (19.49%) Web Development
8 20 (16.95%) High Availability
9 14 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
9 14 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.17%) SOLID
12 11 (9.32%) CRM
12 11 (9.32%) SOA
13 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (5.93%) Microservices
15 7 (5.93%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (5.93%) Scrum
15 7 (5.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 112 (94.92%) C#
2 57 (48.31%) JavaScript
2 57 (48.31%) SQL
3 43 (36.44%) Ruby
4 16 (13.56%) VB.NET
5 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.08%) XPath
7 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.54%) C
8 3 (2.54%) F#
9 2 (1.69%) Java
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.85%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) VBA
10 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Kibana
2 2 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (27.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Telerik
3 4 (3.39%) Google
4 2 (1.69%) Apple
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle
4 2 (1.69%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.85%) Cadence
5 1 (0.85%) LexisNexis