Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 975 1079 1033
Rank change year-on-year +104 -46 -69
Permanent jobs citing MFC 214 158 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 202 161 242
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £64,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% +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 72188 74049 82710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60025 64270 70733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 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 23 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 +82 202 £45,000 +5.88% 17
UK excluding London +107 194 £46,250 +8.82% 18
South East +93 135 £47,500 - 8
East of England 0 28 £40,000 -5.88% 2
London -7 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Midlands +28 12 £34,000 -32.00% 3
South West +13 10 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +36 7 £34,000 -32.00%
West Midlands +15 5 £45,750 +98.91% 3
North of England +1 5 £40,000 +14.29% 3
North East +9 3 £37,500 -7.98% 1
Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -8 2 £35,000 - 1
North West -24 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 210 (98.13%) C++
2 185 (86.45%) Software Engineering
3 167 (78.04%) Windows
4 132 (61.68%) C#
5 121 (56.54%) Computer Science
6 120 (56.07%) Degree
7 91 (42.52%) Visual Studio
8 90 (42.06%) STL
9 80 (37.38%) Multithreading
10 75 (35.05%) Algorithms
10 75 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (34.58%) SQL
12 68 (31.78%) Qt
13 66 (30.84%) OpenGL
14 62 (28.97%) Mathematics
15 61 (28.50%) Computer Science Degree
16 59 (27.57%) TDD
17 55 (25.70%) Physics
18 53 (24.77%) OOD
19 50 (23.36%) PhD
19 50 (23.36%) Client/Server
19 50 (23.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 47 (21.96%) Python
21 43 (20.09%) Git (software)
21 43 (20.09%) Multithreaded Programming
22 40 (18.69%) WinForms
23 39 (18.22%) XML
24 37 (17.29%) .NET
25 36 (16.82%) UML
26 35 (16.36%) CUDA

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 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Abaqus
1 3 (1.40%) NASTRAN
1 3 (1.40%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) SMS
1 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.87%) MySQL
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 91 (42.52%) Visual Studio
2 43 (20.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.61%) Subversion
4 9 (4.21%) Bugzilla
4 9 (4.21%) CruiseControl
4 9 (4.21%) Hudson
4 9 (4.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.93%) Qt Creator
5 2 (0.93%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 17 (7.94%) Games
2 6 (2.80%) Electronics
3 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.40%) Military
4 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (83.18%) Software Engineer
2 150 (70.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 68 (31.78%) Senior Software Engineer
4 46 (21.50%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 33 (15.42%) Developer
6 21 (9.81%) C++ Developer
7 15 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.61%) C# Software Engineer
9 11 (5.14%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.74%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (2.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (2.80%) Junior
14 5 (2.34%) Senior Developer
14 5 (2.34%) Software Developer
15 4 (1.87%) Junior C# Developer
15 4 (1.87%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (42.06%) STL
2 68 (31.78%) Qt
3 66 (30.84%) OpenGL
4 50 (23.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 40 (18.69%) WinForms
6 39 (18.22%) XML
7 37 (17.29%) .NET
8 32 (14.95%) ASP.NET
9 28 (13.08%) HTML
10 24 (11.21%) jQuery
10 24 (11.21%) Web Services
11 15 (7.01%) CSS
12 12 (5.61%) AngularJS
13 11 (5.14%) HTML5
14 9 (4.21%) ATL
15 7 (3.27%) Angular 2
15 7 (3.27%) WPF
16 6 (2.80%) QML
17 5 (2.34%) Ajax
17 5 (2.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 121 (56.54%) Computer Science
2 75 (35.05%) Algorithms
3 50 (23.36%) Client/Server
4 35 (16.36%) CUDA
5 21 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (7.48%) Mobile App
8 11 (5.14%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (2.34%) iPad
9 5 (2.34%) User Experience
10 4 (1.87%) Robotics
11 3 (1.40%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.47%) 3D Printing
12 1 (0.47%) Animation
12 1 (0.47%) Cyber Warfare
12 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.47%) Life Science
12 1 (0.47%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.47%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 167 (78.04%) Windows
2 26 (12.15%) Linux
3 15 (7.01%) Unix
4 14 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.61%) Android
6 6 (2.80%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (86.45%) Software Engineering
2 80 (37.38%) Multithreading
3 75 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (28.97%) Mathematics
5 59 (27.57%) TDD
6 55 (25.70%) Physics
7 53 (24.77%) OOD
8 43 (20.09%) Multithreaded Programming
9 36 (16.82%) UML
10 19 (8.88%) OO
11 17 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (5.61%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (5.61%) Creative Thinking
12 12 (5.61%) OOP
13 11 (5.14%) Mobile Application Development
14 10 (4.67%) CAE
15 9 (4.21%) Issue Tracking
16 8 (3.74%) Unit Testing
17 7 (3.27%) Customer Requirements
17 7 (3.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 210 (98.13%) C++
2 132 (61.68%) C#
3 74 (34.58%) SQL
4 47 (21.96%) Python
5 32 (14.95%) JavaScript
6 28 (13.08%) Java
7 23 (10.75%) Objective-C
8 18 (8.41%) VC++
9 16 (7.48%) C
10 10 (4.67%) Fortran
11 3 (1.40%) Lua
12 2 (0.93%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.47%) MAXScript
13 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 120 (56.07%) Degree
2 61 (28.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (23.36%) PhD
4 21 (9.81%) MCP
4 21 (9.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.67%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
1 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Firmware
2 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) SELinux
2 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.34%) Xamarin
3 3 (1.40%) ANSYS
4 2 (0.93%) HP
4 2 (0.93%) Intel
5 1 (0.47%) ESRI
5 1 (0.47%) VMware