Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1004 1023 1066
Rank change year-on-year +19 +43 -32
Permanent jobs citing MFC 158 180 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 138 167 199
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,050
90th Percentile £92,500 £59,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 65,891 70,152 73,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.99% 40.22% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54,488 58,035 64,117
UK median annual salary £51,387 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 11 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 22 October 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 +25 158 £47,500 +5.56% 25
England +47 152 £47,500 +5.56% 26
South East +19 95 £55,000 +15.79% 13
South West +13 29 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Midlands +21 12 £37,500 +10.29%
East Midlands -5 11 £35,000 +2.94%
East of England -6 11 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Scotland +2 6 £55,000 +34.15% 1
North of England +12 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
North West - 5 £32,500 -
West Midlands +22 1 £54,000 +21.35%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 157 (99.37%) C++
2 104 (65.82%) Software Engineering
3 97 (61.39%) C#
4 92 (58.23%) STL
5 81 (51.27%) Windows
6 73 (46.20%) Multithreading
7 71 (44.94%) Visual Studio
8 61 (38.61%) TDD
9 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (34.81%) SDLC
11 54 (34.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 49 (31.01%) SQL
13 46 (29.11%) Computer Science
14 45 (28.48%) C
15 44 (27.85%) Degree
16 40 (25.32%) OO
16 40 (25.32%) Microsoft
17 37 (23.42%) COM
17 37 (23.42%) Algorithms
18 33 (20.89%) XML
18 33 (20.89%) OpenGL
18 33 (20.89%) Computer Science Degree
19 32 (20.25%) WPF
20 30 (18.99%) .NET
21 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
22 22 (13.92%) Qt
22 22 (13.92%) UML
22 22 (13.92%) SOA
23 21 (13.29%) Web Services
23 21 (13.29%) Mathematics

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 (2.53%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) IaaS
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) HTTP
2 4 (2.53%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 71 (44.94%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.59%) Subversion
3 7 (4.43%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.43%) CruiseControl
3 7 (4.43%) Gemini Tracker
3 7 (4.43%) Hudson
3 7 (4.43%) JIRA
3 7 (4.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.80%) WiX
5 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 8 (5.06%) Finance
1 8 (5.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.16%) Automotive
2 5 (3.16%) Games
2 5 (3.16%) Law
3 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (53.80%) Software Engineer
2 77 (48.73%) Developer
3 71 (44.94%) C++ Software Engineer
4 57 (36.08%) C++ Developer
5 37 (23.42%) C++ Software Developer
5 37 (23.42%) Software Developer
6 36 (22.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 34 (21.52%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Applications Developer
9 11 (6.96%) C++ Applications Developer
10 10 (6.33%) C# Developer
10 10 (6.33%) C# Software Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) UI Developer
11 8 (5.06%) C++ Programmer
11 8 (5.06%) Programmer
11 8 (5.06%) Senior Software Developer
12 7 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (4.43%) WinForms Developer
12 7 (4.43%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (58.23%) STL
2 54 (34.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 37 (23.42%) COM
4 33 (20.89%) OpenGL
4 33 (20.89%) XML
5 32 (20.25%) WPF
6 30 (18.99%) .NET
7 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
8 22 (13.92%) Qt
9 21 (13.29%) Web Services
10 18 (11.39%) Direct3D
11 15 (9.49%) ATL
11 15 (9.49%) WinForms
12 10 (6.33%) XSD
12 10 (6.33%) XSLT
13 8 (5.06%) REST
13 8 (5.06%) SOAP
14 7 (4.43%) Entity Framework
14 7 (4.43%) HTML
15 6 (3.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (29.11%) Computer Science
2 37 (23.42%) Algorithms
3 13 (8.23%) 3D Graphics
4 12 (7.59%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.06%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.16%) EPoS
8 4 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.27%) User Experience
11 1 (0.63%) Cyber Warfare
11 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 81 (51.27%) Windows
2 4 (2.53%) Linux
3 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (65.82%) Software Engineering
2 73 (46.20%) Multithreading
3 61 (38.61%) TDD
4 59 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (34.81%) SDLC
6 40 (25.32%) OO
7 22 (13.92%) SOA
7 22 (13.92%) UML
8 21 (13.29%) Mathematics
9 17 (10.76%) OOD
10 14 (8.86%) OOA/OOD
11 13 (8.23%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.96%) Memory Management
13 8 (5.06%) Data Modelling
13 8 (5.06%) Multithreaded Programming
13 8 (5.06%) OOP
14 7 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.43%) Issue Tracking
15 6 (3.80%) Cryptography
15 6 (3.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 157 (99.37%) C++
2 97 (61.39%) C#
3 49 (31.01%) SQL
4 45 (28.48%) C
5 9 (5.70%) XAML
6 7 (4.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.43%) VC++
7 3 (1.90%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (27.85%) Degree
2 33 (20.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.16%) Master's Degree
3 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
1 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.53%) ESRI
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle
3 1 (0.63%) VMware
3 1 (0.63%) Xamarin