Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MFC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MFC over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 953 989 1043
Rank change year-on-year +36 +54 -57
Permanent jobs citing MFC 224 172 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 216 162 241
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £33,375 £32,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +15.38% -2.50%

MFC 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 70,152 69,212 77,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.81% 40.57% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 58,716 58,899 67,106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MFC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MFC over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +65 218 £47,500 +5.56% 30
England +68 214 £47,500 +5.56% 32
South East +52 136 £47,500 - 12
East of England -13 28 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Midlands +17 21 £48,000 +6.67% 7
South West +4 20 £45,000 -21.74% 3
West Midlands +24 16 £48,000 +6.67% 3
Scotland -32 7 £55,000 +34.15%
North of England +2 6 £35,500 +1.43% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £32,500 -43.48% 4
Yorkshire +25 3 £36,000 +20.00% 1
London -30 3 £75,000 +114.29% 3
North West - 2 £33,750 - 1
North East -18 1 £37,500 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing MFC 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 with a requirement for MFC.

1 211 (94.20%) C++
2 177 (79.02%) Software Engineering
3 164 (73.21%) C#
4 157 (70.09%) Windows
5 125 (55.80%) Visual Studio
6 114 (50.89%) STL
7 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (41.52%) Degree
9 92 (41.07%) TDD
10 90 (40.18%) Computer Science
11 79 (35.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 75 (33.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 68 (30.36%) Multithreading
14 67 (29.91%) UML
14 67 (29.91%) SQL
15 53 (23.66%) WPF
16 42 (18.75%) Microsoft
17 41 (18.30%) C
18 37 (16.52%) Algorithms
19 35 (15.63%) XML
20 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
21 30 (13.39%) WinForms
22 29 (12.95%) Web Services
23 28 (12.50%) SDLC
24 26 (11.61%) Multithreaded Programming
24 26 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
24 26 (11.61%) Client/Server
25 25 (11.16%) COM
25 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
26 24 (10.71%) .NET

MFC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (1.79%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Abaqus
1 3 (1.34%) NASTRAN
1 3 (1.34%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.80%) IaaS
1 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (5.80%) PaaS
2 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.13%) Broadband
2 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 2 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.34%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 125 (55.80%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.14%) WiX
3 13 (5.80%) MSI
4 12 (5.36%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.57%) Subversion
6 6 (2.68%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.68%) CruiseControl
6 6 (2.68%) Gemini Tracker
6 6 (2.68%) Hudson
6 6 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.89%) JIRA
7 2 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.45%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (6.25%) Finance
2 9 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.23%) Automotive
3 5 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.34%) Electronics
4 3 (1.34%) Games
4 3 (1.34%) Law
5 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.89%) Avionics
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 151 (67.41%) Software Engineer
2 122 (54.46%) C++ Software Engineer
3 80 (35.71%) Senior Software Engineer
4 63 (28.13%) Developer
5 59 (26.34%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 28 (12.50%) UI Developer
7 21 (9.38%) C++ Developer
8 20 (8.93%) C# Developer
9 16 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
9 16 (7.14%) WPF Developer
10 15 (6.70%) Software Developer
11 14 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
12 13 (5.80%) Senior Developer
13 9 (4.02%) C# Software Engineer
13 9 (4.02%) C++ Software Developer
14 7 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (3.13%) Senior C++ Developer
15 5 (2.23%) CAD Engineer
15 5 (2.23%) Senior Software Developer
16 4 (1.79%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (50.89%) STL
2 79 (35.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 53 (23.66%) WPF
4 35 (15.63%) XML
5 30 (13.39%) WinForms
6 29 (12.95%) Web Services
7 25 (11.16%) COM
8 24 (10.71%) .NET
9 23 (10.27%) Qt
10 22 (9.82%) OpenGL
11 17 (7.59%) HTML
12 15 (6.70%) .NET Framework
12 15 (6.70%) Entity Framework
13 13 (5.80%) AngularJS
13 13 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (5.80%) CSS
13 13 (5.80%) Dapper ORM
13 13 (5.80%) NHibernate
13 13 (5.80%) WCF
14 10 (4.46%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 90 (40.18%) Computer Science
2 37 (16.52%) Algorithms
3 26 (11.61%) Client/Server
3 26 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
5 13 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (5.36%) CUDA
7 8 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (3.13%) Cyber Warfare
9 4 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.79%) Robotics
9 4 (1.79%) User Experience
10 2 (0.89%) 3D Printing
10 2 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.89%) VHDL
11 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 157 (70.09%) Windows
2 6 (2.68%) Linux
3 3 (1.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (79.02%) Software Engineering
2 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (41.07%) TDD
4 68 (30.36%) Multithreading
5 67 (29.91%) UML
6 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 28 (12.50%) SDLC
8 26 (11.61%) Multithreaded Programming
9 22 (9.82%) Unit Testing
10 16 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (5.80%) Physics
12 11 (4.91%) Test Automation
13 10 (4.46%) OO
14 9 (4.02%) OOD
15 7 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (3.13%) Data Encryption
15 7 (3.13%) Information Assurance
15 7 (3.13%) Mathematical Modelling
16 6 (2.68%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 211 (94.20%) C++
2 164 (73.21%) C#
3 67 (29.91%) SQL
4 41 (18.30%) C
5 16 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.14%) VC++
6 14 (6.25%) Python
7 7 (3.13%) XAML
8 5 (2.23%) Java
9 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.89%) Fortran
9 2 (0.89%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.89%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (41.52%) Degree
2 75 (33.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.57%) PhD
5 3 (1.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.80%) Hyper-V
1 13 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
1 13 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (5.80%) SCCM
1 13 (5.80%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 42 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.80%) VMware
3 6 (2.68%) Oracle
4 4 (1.79%) ESRI
5 3 (1.34%) ANSYS
6 2 (0.89%) Capita
6 2 (0.89%) Intel