Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 973 1057 1041
Rank change year-on-year +84 -16 -91
Permanent jobs citing MFC 204 165 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 192 170 252
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,050 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,250 £56,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 71782 73986 83137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.12% 38.96% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59611 64205 71075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 15 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 18 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
England +55 193 £45,000 +5.88% 14
UK excluding London +110 184 £45,000 +5.88% 14
South East +78 122 £47,500 - 7
East of England +6 29 £40,000 -8.57% 3
London -17 14 £43,750 +9.38%
Midlands +31 13 £34,000 -32.00% 3
South West -6 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +44 7 £34,000 -32.00%
West Midlands +18 6 £41,500 +80.43% 3
North of England -1 5 £40,000 +14.29%
North East +9 3 £37,500 -7.98%
Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -6 2 £35,000 -
North West -27 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing MFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MFC.

1 201 (98.53%) C++
2 175 (85.78%) Software Engineering
3 158 (77.45%) Windows
4 125 (61.27%) C#
5 115 (56.37%) Computer Science
6 113 (55.39%) Degree
7 85 (41.67%) Visual Studio
8 82 (40.20%) STL
9 72 (35.29%) Multithreading
10 70 (34.31%) Algorithms
11 69 (33.82%) SQL
11 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (31.86%) OpenGL
13 64 (31.37%) Qt
14 60 (29.41%) Mathematics
15 56 (27.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 53 (25.98%) Physics
16 53 (25.98%) TDD
17 51 (25.00%) OOD
18 48 (23.53%) PhD
19 47 (23.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 45 (22.06%) Client/Server
21 43 (21.08%) Python
22 40 (19.61%) Git (software)
23 38 (18.63%) Multithreaded Programming
23 38 (18.63%) .NET
24 37 (18.14%) WinForms
25 34 (16.67%) ASP.NET
25 34 (16.67%) XML
26 33 (16.18%) JavaScript

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 2 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Abaqus
1 3 (1.47%) NASTRAN
1 3 (1.47%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) SMS
1 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) Network Security
2 1 (0.49%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 85 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 40 (19.61%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.39%) Subversion
4 8 (3.92%) Bugzilla
4 8 (3.92%) CruiseControl
4 8 (3.92%) Hudson
4 8 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.98%) Qt Creator
5 2 (0.98%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (8.82%) Games
2 6 (2.94%) Electronics
3 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.47%) Military
4 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 168 (82.35%) Software Engineer
2 140 (68.63%) C++ Software Engineer
3 61 (29.90%) Senior Software Engineer
4 41 (20.10%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 33 (16.18%) Developer
6 22 (10.78%) C++ Developer
7 15 (7.35%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.39%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.39%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.39%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Junior
10 7 (3.43%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.45%) Software Developer
13 4 (1.96%) Junior C# Developer
13 4 (1.96%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (40.20%) STL
2 65 (31.86%) OpenGL
3 64 (31.37%) Qt
4 47 (23.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 38 (18.63%) .NET
6 37 (18.14%) WinForms
7 34 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 34 (16.67%) XML
8 28 (13.73%) HTML
9 24 (11.76%) jQuery
10 21 (10.29%) Web Services
11 15 (7.35%) CSS
12 11 (5.39%) AngularJS
12 11 (5.39%) ATL
12 11 (5.39%) HTML5
13 7 (3.43%) Angular 2
14 6 (2.94%) Ajax
14 6 (2.94%) QML
14 6 (2.94%) WPF
15 5 (2.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 115 (56.37%) Computer Science
2 70 (34.31%) Algorithms
3 45 (22.06%) Client/Server
4 30 (14.71%) CUDA
5 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (9.31%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (9.31%) Mobile App
7 12 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.94%) iPad
9 5 (2.45%) User Experience
10 4 (1.96%) Robotics
11 3 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.49%) 3D Printing
13 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.49%) Life Science
13 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.49%) Mobile Games
13 1 (0.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 158 (77.45%) Windows
2 28 (13.73%) Linux
3 15 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 15 (7.35%) Unix
4 13 (6.37%) Android
5 7 (3.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (85.78%) Software Engineering
2 72 (35.29%) Multithreading
3 69 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (29.41%) Mathematics
5 53 (25.98%) Physics
5 53 (25.98%) TDD
6 51 (25.00%) OOD
7 38 (18.63%) Multithreaded Programming
8 32 (15.69%) UML
9 20 (9.80%) OO
10 14 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.37%) Creative Thinking
11 13 (6.37%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (6.37%) OOP
12 12 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (5.39%) CAE
14 8 (3.92%) Issue Tracking
14 8 (3.92%) Unit Testing
15 7 (3.43%) Customer Requirements
15 7 (3.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 201 (98.53%) C++
2 125 (61.27%) C#
3 69 (33.82%) SQL
4 43 (21.08%) Python
5 33 (16.18%) JavaScript
6 31 (15.20%) Java
7 24 (11.76%) Objective-C
8 18 (8.82%) C
8 18 (8.82%) VC++
9 11 (5.39%) Fortran
10 3 (1.47%) Lua
11 2 (0.98%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.98%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.49%) MAXScript
12 1 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 113 (55.39%) Degree
2 56 (27.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (23.53%) PhD
4 22 (10.78%) MCP
4 22 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.39%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) ISEB
8 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) SELinux
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.43%) Xamarin
3 3 (1.47%) ANSYS
4 2 (0.98%) HP
4 2 (0.98%) Intel
5 1 (0.49%) ESRI