The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COM over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 228 216 187
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Permanent jobs citing COM 18 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.42% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.97% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 35
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.39%
COM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2357 2582 2415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 41.26% 43.08% 44.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2011 2344 2176
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

COM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COM across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

COM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

COM
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COM across the South West region.

COM Salary Trend in the South West

COM
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COM across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

COM Salary Histogram in the South West

COM
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +15 12 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Gloucestershire -8 4 £46,000 +35.29% 5
Bristol +4 2 £31,500 -25.88% 12
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COM.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) SQL
3 21 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 20 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (67.86%) C++
5 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
5 19 (67.86%) Software Engineering
5 19 (67.86%) Degree
6 18 (64.29%) T-SQL
6 18 (64.29%) Mentoring
7 17 (60.71%) C#
7 17 (60.71%) Crystal Reports
7 17 (60.71%) VB
7 17 (60.71%) .NET
7 17 (60.71%) Visual Studio
7 17 (60.71%) SAP
7 17 (60.71%) VC++
7 17 (60.71%) MCPD
7 17 (60.71%) WCF
7 17 (60.71%) MCTS
7 17 (60.71%) WinForms
7 17 (60.71%) VB6
7 17 (60.71%) SAP Business One
7 17 (60.71%) .NET Framework
7 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (25.00%) VMware
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
10 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region citing COM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (60.71%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (3.57%) TACACS
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (60.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (60.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
1 17 (60.71%) Software Developer
2 2 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Head of IT
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
3 1 (3.57%) IT Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
3 1 (3.57%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
1 17 (60.71%) .NET Framework
1 17 (60.71%) WCF
1 17 (60.71%) WinForms
2 2 (7.14%) DirectX
2 2 (7.14%) MFC
2 2 (7.14%) ODBC
2 2 (7.14%) OLE
2 2 (7.14%) Qt
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Software Engineering
2 18 (64.29%) Mentoring
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) CAD
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (7.14%) OOD
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Structured Programming
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) Release Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 19 (67.86%) C++
3 18 (64.29%) T-SQL
4 17 (60.71%) C#
4 17 (60.71%) VB
4 17 (60.71%) VB6
4 17 (60.71%) VC++
5 2 (7.14%) C
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (67.86%) Degree
3 17 (60.71%) MCPD
3 17 (60.71%) MCTS
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCITP
4 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.57%) HP MASE
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.57%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) SAP
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.14%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) CommVault
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) IronPort
7 1 (3.57%) Meraki
7 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.57%) Tripwire
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