The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 248 233 263
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Permanent jobs citing MFC 7 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.059% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 13
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% +34.32%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
MFC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3069 3426 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.50% 50.39% 53.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2689 3036 3838
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MFC across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MFC
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MFC across the North West region.

MFC Salary Trend in the North West

MFC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 6 £27,500 -38.88%
Cheshire - 1 - -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MFC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MFC.

1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) VC++
6 4 (33.33%) OOD
6 4 (33.33%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) DirectX
7 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (25.00%) 3D Programming
8 2 (16.67%) WinForms
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) WCF
8 2 (16.67%) WPF
8 2 (16.67%) .NET
8 2 (16.67%) Games
9 1 (8.33%) Scrum
9 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MFC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MFC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Graduate
5 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Graduate C++ Developer
7 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
7 1 (8.33%) UI Programmer
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) DirectX
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) WPF
4 2 (16.67%) WinForms
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) ATL
5 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) 3D Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) VC++
2 4 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft