Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 975 1017 1037
Rank change year-on-year +42 +20 -52
Permanent jobs citing MFC 191 190 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 174 175 239
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £89,500 £68,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 68,890 71,608 77,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.45% 40.62% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 57,136 59,582 66,836
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 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £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 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 13 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 17 August 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 +53 189 £47,500 +5.56% 22
England +24 183 £47,500 +5.56% 19
South East +45 105 £52,500 +10.53% 5
South West +17 29 £37,500 -34.78% 3
East of England -7 23 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Midlands +20 17 £41,500 -7.78% 2
West Midlands +32 9 £48,000 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +11 8 £32,500 -40.91% 1
Scotland -7 8 £55,000 +34.15% 3
North of England +26 7 £32,500 -13.33% 3
North West - 5 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire +40 2 £35,000 - 1
London +13 2 £70,000 +100.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 184 (96.34%) C++
2 139 (72.77%) Software Engineering
3 129 (67.54%) C#
4 114 (59.69%) Windows
5 97 (50.79%) Visual Studio
6 95 (49.74%) STL
7 78 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (38.74%) TDD
9 69 (36.13%) Multithreading
10 65 (34.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 63 (32.98%) Degree
11 63 (32.98%) Computer Science
12 51 (26.70%) WPF
12 51 (26.70%) SQL
13 49 (25.65%) C
13 49 (25.65%) SDLC
14 47 (24.61%) Computer Science Degree
15 46 (24.08%) Microsoft
16 43 (22.51%) UML
17 42 (21.99%) Algorithms
18 35 (18.32%) COM
19 33 (17.28%) OpenGL
20 31 (16.23%) .NET
21 30 (15.71%) Mathematics
22 28 (14.66%) XML
23 27 (14.14%) OO
24 25 (13.09%) WinForms
25 24 (12.57%) Unit Testing
25 24 (12.57%) Qt
26 23 (12.04%) .NET Framework

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 5 (2.62%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.66%) IaaS
1 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (3.66%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) HTTP
2 3 (1.57%) Broadband
2 3 (1.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.05%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 97 (50.79%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.28%) Subversion
2 12 (6.28%) WiX
3 7 (3.66%) Bugzilla
3 7 (3.66%) CruiseControl
3 7 (3.66%) Gemini Tracker
3 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.66%) Hudson
3 7 (3.66%) MSI
3 7 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (2.62%) JIRA
5 2 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.52%) FogBugz
General
1 11 (5.76%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.62%) Automotive
3 5 (2.62%) Games
3 5 (2.62%) Law
4 2 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (56.54%) Software Engineer
2 89 (46.60%) C++ Software Engineer
3 82 (42.93%) Developer
4 49 (25.65%) Senior Software Engineer
5 43 (22.51%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 41 (21.47%) C++ Developer
7 29 (15.18%) Software Developer
8 27 (14.14%) UI Developer
9 21 (10.99%) C++ Software Developer
10 20 (10.47%) C# Developer
11 18 (9.42%) C# WPF Developer
11 18 (9.42%) WPF Developer
12 16 (8.38%) Senior Developer
12 16 (8.38%) WinForms Developer
13 14 (7.33%) C# Software Engineer
14 9 (4.71%) Applications Developer
14 9 (4.71%) C++ Applications Developer
14 9 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
15 6 (3.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 6 (3.14%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (49.74%) STL
2 65 (34.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 51 (26.70%) WPF
4 35 (18.32%) COM
5 33 (17.28%) OpenGL
6 31 (16.23%) .NET
7 28 (14.66%) XML
8 25 (13.09%) WinForms
9 24 (12.57%) Qt
10 23 (12.04%) .NET Framework
11 21 (10.99%) Web Services
12 15 (7.85%) Direct3D
13 13 (6.81%) Entity Framework
14 12 (6.28%) ATL
14 12 (6.28%) XSD
14 12 (6.28%) XSLT
15 9 (4.71%) REST
15 9 (4.71%) SOAP
16 8 (4.19%) HTML
17 7 (3.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (32.98%) Computer Science
2 42 (21.99%) Algorithms
3 18 (9.42%) 3D Graphics
4 12 (6.28%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.66%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.09%) Robotics
7 4 (2.09%) User Experience
8 3 (1.57%) Cyber Warfare
9 2 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.05%) VHDL
10 1 (0.52%) 3D Printing
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.52%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 114 (59.69%) Windows
2 6 (3.14%) Linux
3 2 (1.05%) Unix
4 1 (0.52%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (72.77%) Software Engineering
2 78 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (38.74%) TDD
4 69 (36.13%) Multithreading
5 49 (25.65%) SDLC
6 43 (22.51%) UML
7 30 (15.71%) Mathematics
8 27 (14.14%) OO
9 24 (12.57%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.28%) OOD
11 10 (5.24%) SOA
12 9 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.71%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (4.19%) Cryptography
13 8 (4.19%) Memory Management
13 8 (4.19%) Multithreaded Programming
13 8 (4.19%) Physics
14 7 (3.66%) Data Modelling
14 7 (3.66%) Issue Tracking
15 6 (3.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 184 (96.34%) C++
2 129 (67.54%) C#
3 51 (26.70%) SQL
4 49 (25.65%) C
5 12 (6.28%) VC++
6 10 (5.24%) XAML
7 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.62%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.05%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.05%) Java
9 2 (1.05%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 63 (32.98%) Degree
2 47 (24.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.19%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.62%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.05%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) Hyper-V
1 7 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) SCCM
1 7 (3.66%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.05%) SELinux
Vendors
1 46 (24.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.66%) VMware
3 6 (3.14%) Oracle
4 5 (2.62%) ESRI
5 2 (1.05%) Capita
6 1 (0.52%) Xamarin