The table below looks at the statistics for COM+ skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COM+ over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COM+ (COM Plus)
Rank 859 853 776
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -77
Permanent jobs citing COM+ 43 23 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.022% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.100% 0.054% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 102
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £40,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +6.66%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
43211 42387 46827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.75% 39.73% 40.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36321 36827 41116
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

COM+
Jobs Demand Trend

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

COM+ Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COM+
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK.

COM+ Salary Trend in the UK

COM+
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COM+ over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

COM+ Salary Histogram in the UK

COM+
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM+ within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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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
England -2 38 £38,500 -3.75% 14
South Yorkshire - 11 £33,500 -
Yorkshire - 11 £33,500 -
Sheffield - 8 £38,750 -
Essex +10 7 £42,500 +4.29%
South East -15 7 £33,500 -16.25% 1
East of England -22 7 £42,500 +9.67%
East Sussex -27 7 £33,500 -16.25% 1
London -28 7 £90,000 +118.18% 11
Belfast +3 5 - -
County Antrim +1 5 - -
Northern Ireland +1 5 - -
Brighton -30 5 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Brentwood - 4 - -
Lutterworth - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands -10 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £22,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £22,500 - 1
Rotherham - 1 £33,500 -
Croydon - 1 £33,000 -
Harlow - 1 £42,500 -
North West - 1 £22,500 - 2

COM+
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 67 (74.44%) .NET
2 58 (64.44%) SQL
3 51 (56.67%) Windows
4 50 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 49 (54.44%) C#
6 38 (42.22%) ASP.NET
7 37 (41.11%) XML
8 35 (38.89%) Degree
9 34 (37.78%) C++
9 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
10 33 (36.67%) IIS
11 31 (34.44%) OO
12 29 (32.22%) HTML
13 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
14 27 (30.00%) Oracle
15 26 (28.89%) Ajax
16 24 (26.67%) Computer Science
17 20 (22.22%) SOAP
18 19 (21.11%) Web Services
18 19 (21.11%) T-SQL
18 19 (21.11%) MS Excel
19 18 (20.00%) CSS
20 17 (18.89%) Java
20 17 (18.89%) VB
20 17 (18.89%) Software Engineering
21 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 16 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
21 16 (17.78%) Splunk
22 15 (16.67%) XSLT
22 15 (16.67%) Mathematics

COM+
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 33 (36.67%) IIS
2 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 12 (13.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (8.89%) Apache
5 4 (4.44%) CMS
5 4 (4.44%) WorkSite
6 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.11%) Documentum
7 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (21.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (6.67%) Internet
2 6 (6.67%) SAN
2 6 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.44%) FTP
5 3 (3.33%) LDAP
5 3 (3.33%) Modbus
6 2 (2.22%) Intranet
7 1 (1.11%) HTTP
7 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.44%) MS Access
6 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.22%) DTS
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.22%) VisualVM
3 7 (7.78%) NUnit
4 5 (5.56%) Rational Rose
4 5 (5.56%) MSTest
5 2 (2.22%) Moq
5 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.22%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Law
2 3 (3.33%) Local Government
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Developer
2 26 (28.89%) Software Developer
3 20 (22.22%) Analyst
4 16 (17.78%) C++ Developer
5 15 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
6 12 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 12 (13.33%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Technical Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Support Technician
8 7 (7.78%) Applications Support
8 7 (7.78%) Middleware Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technician
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Technician
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Database Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (74.44%) .NET
2 38 (42.22%) ASP.NET
3 37 (41.11%) XML
4 29 (32.22%) HTML
5 26 (28.89%) Ajax
6 20 (22.22%) SOAP
7 19 (21.11%) Web Services
8 18 (20.00%) CSS
9 15 (16.67%) XSLT
10 13 (14.44%) XHTML
10 13 (14.44%) jQuery
11 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (13.33%) Middleware
12 11 (12.22%) .NET Framework
13 9 (10.00%) ADO.NET
14 6 (6.67%) WCF
14 6 (6.67%) Silverlight
15 5 (5.56%) JSON
15 5 (5.56%) NHibernate
16 4 (4.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 11 (12.22%) DataPower
3 11 (12.22%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.44%) GIS
5 3 (3.33%) Wiki
6 2 (2.22%) Derivative
6 2 (2.22%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
7 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.67%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.44%) OO
2 17 (18.89%) Software Engineering
3 12 (13.33%) MVC
4 9 (10.00%) UML
4 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 9 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (6.67%) Web Development
8 5 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.56%) SOA
8 5 (5.56%) OOP
8 5 (5.56%) Use Case
9 4 (4.44%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.44%) Change Control
9 4 (4.44%) ITIL
9 4 (4.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 58 (64.44%) SQL
2 49 (54.44%) C#
3 34 (37.78%) C++
3 34 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 19 (21.11%) T-SQL
5 17 (18.89%) VB
5 17 (18.89%) Java
6 14 (15.56%) VB6
7 8 (8.89%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.89%) VBScript
8 5 (5.56%) C
9 4 (4.44%) Delphi
10 3 (3.33%) Python
11 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.11%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (38.89%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (5.56%) MCAD
3 5 (5.56%) MCSD
4 3 (3.33%) HNC
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) WAI
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Opsview
2 11 (12.22%) Nagios
3 5 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (5.56%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (30.00%) Oracle
3 16 (17.78%) Splunk
4 12 (13.33%) JBoss
5 11 (12.22%) IBM
6 7 (7.78%) VMware
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco
7 6 (6.67%) EMC
8 5 (5.56%) Northgate
9 4 (4.44%) webMethods
10 3 (3.33%) Software AG
11 2 (2.22%) Infragistics
12 1 (1.11%) Facebook
12 1 (1.11%) Google
12 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
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