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

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 1048 1062
Rank change year-on-year +75 +14 -90
Permanent jobs citing MFC 219 137 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 214 133 215
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,475 £36,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +18.75% +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 71,687 69,383 80,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.72% 39.51% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 60,504 59,753 69,355
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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
England +72 210 £47,500 - 45
UK excluding London +98 209 £47,500 - 41
South East +98 165 £47,500 -7.32% 18
East of England -10 14 £43,750 +2.94% 12
South West +11 12 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands +12 11 £35,750 -28.50% 2
West Midlands +19 7 £46,500 +6.29% 1
North of England +7 7 £37,500 -2.60% 6
East Midlands +14 4 £34,000 -32.00% 1
North East -15 3 £37,500 -9.64% 1
North West +2 2 £36,250 -1.36% 3
London -24 2 £58,250 +29.44% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £38,000 - 2
Scotland -33 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 209 (95.43%) C++
2 184 (84.02%) Software Engineering
3 168 (76.71%) Windows
4 137 (62.56%) C#
5 118 (53.88%) Degree
5 118 (53.88%) Computer Science
6 111 (50.68%) Visual Studio
7 110 (50.23%) STL
8 92 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (39.27%) Multithreading
10 83 (37.90%) TDD
11 77 (35.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 75 (34.25%) SQL
13 61 (27.85%) Algorithms
13 61 (27.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 59 (26.94%) Qt
15 57 (26.03%) UML
16 49 (22.37%) XML
17 48 (21.92%) Mathematics
18 47 (21.46%) Multithreaded Programming
18 47 (21.46%) Client/Server
18 47 (21.46%) OpenGL
19 42 (19.18%) Python
20 41 (18.72%) WinForms
20 41 (18.72%) CUDA
21 39 (17.81%) Physics
22 36 (16.44%) PhD
23 35 (15.98%) OOD
23 35 (15.98%) Web Services
23 35 (15.98%) Git (software)

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 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) Abaqus
1 6 (2.74%) NASTRAN
1 6 (2.74%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.46%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.20%) IaaS
2 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.83%) Broadband
3 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) MySQL
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 111 (50.68%) Visual Studio
2 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.20%) MSI
3 7 (3.20%) WiX
4 6 (2.74%) Subversion
5 5 (2.28%) Bugzilla
5 5 (2.28%) CruiseControl
5 5 (2.28%) Gemini Tracker
5 5 (2.28%) Hudson
5 5 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.91%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 5 (2.28%) Electronics
1 5 (2.28%) Games
2 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.37%) Finance
4 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.91%) Automotive
4 2 (0.91%) Avionics
4 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.46%) Marketing
5 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 183 (83.56%) Software Engineer
2 152 (69.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 87 (39.73%) Senior Software Engineer
4 59 (26.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 26 (11.87%) Developer
6 10 (4.57%) C++ Developer
7 8 (3.65%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (3.20%) CAD Engineer
9 6 (2.74%) .NET Developer
9 6 (2.74%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.28%) Software Developer
11 4 (1.83%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (1.83%) Programmer
11 4 (1.83%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 4 (1.83%) UI Developer
11 4 (1.83%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (1.37%) C Software Engineer
12 3 (1.37%) C# Architect
12 3 (1.37%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 3 (1.37%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (50.23%) STL
2 61 (27.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 59 (26.94%) Qt
4 49 (22.37%) XML
5 47 (21.46%) OpenGL
6 41 (18.72%) WinForms
7 35 (15.98%) Web Services
8 22 (10.05%) .NET
9 21 (9.59%) WPF
10 19 (8.68%) HTML
11 13 (5.94%) CSS
12 10 (4.57%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.11%) ASP.NET
13 9 (4.11%) jQuery
13 9 (4.11%) WCF
14 7 (3.20%) .NET Framework
14 7 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (3.20%) Dapper ORM
14 7 (3.20%) Entity Framework
14 7 (3.20%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (53.88%) Computer Science
2 61 (27.85%) Algorithms
3 47 (21.46%) Client/Server
4 41 (18.72%) CUDA
5 30 (13.70%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.20%) Augmented Reality
7 5 (2.28%) Cyber Warfare
8 4 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.83%) Robotics
9 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.91%) 3D Printing
11 1 (0.46%) Animation
11 1 (0.46%) Life Science
11 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.46%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 168 (76.71%) Windows
2 13 (5.94%) Linux
3 10 (4.57%) Unix
4 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.37%) Android
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (84.02%) Software Engineering
2 92 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (39.27%) Multithreading
4 83 (37.90%) TDD
5 57 (26.03%) UML
6 48 (21.92%) Mathematics
7 47 (21.46%) Multithreaded Programming
8 39 (17.81%) Physics
9 35 (15.98%) OOD
10 21 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (3.65%) CAD
11 8 (3.65%) OO
12 7 (3.20%) SDLC
12 7 (3.20%) Test Automation
13 6 (2.74%) Finite Element Analysis
13 6 (2.74%) Mathematical Modelling
14 5 (2.28%) Cybersecurity
14 5 (2.28%) Data Encryption
14 5 (2.28%) Information Assurance
14 5 (2.28%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 209 (95.43%) C++
2 137 (62.56%) C#
3 75 (34.25%) SQL
4 42 (19.18%) Python
5 23 (10.50%) VC++
6 17 (7.76%) JavaScript
7 14 (6.39%) C
8 9 (4.11%) Java
9 6 (2.74%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.91%) Fortran
10 2 (0.91%) VB
11 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.46%) MAXScript
11 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 118 (53.88%) Degree
2 77 (35.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (16.44%) PhD
4 6 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.28%) MCP
5 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) ISEB
6 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.91%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) Hyper-V
1 7 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.20%) SCCM
1 7 (3.20%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.20%) VMware
3 6 (2.74%) ANSYS
4 3 (1.37%) Intel
5 2 (0.91%) HP