The table below looks at the statistics for OCX skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OCX over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OLE Custom Controls (OCX)
Rank 893 884 868
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs citing OCX 2 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.005% 0.005% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 12
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%

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
42312 43594 46442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.11% 40.29% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 35769 37801 40681
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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% -

OCX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OCX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OCX
Salary Trend

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

OCX Salary Trend in the UK

OCX
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OCX within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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 -14 2 £43,500 +16.00%
London - 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £39,500 -

OCX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OCX 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 OCX.

1 17 (77.27%) VBScript
1 17 (77.27%) VB
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
1 17 (77.27%) MSI
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 17 (77.27%) SCCM
1 17 (77.27%) PowerShell
1 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
2 13 (59.09%) CA
3 11 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Electronics
4 5 (22.73%) XML
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (18.18%) COM
5 4 (18.18%) SQLPlus
5 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) AppSense
5 4 (18.18%) Data Guard
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.09%) Legal
6 2 (9.09%) InstallShield
7 1 (4.55%) XPath
7 1 (4.55%) HL7
7 1 (4.55%) DICOM
7 1 (4.55%) XSL
7 1 (4.55%) C#

OCX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OCX 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 OCX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (18.18%) SQLPlus
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) MSI
2 2 (9.09%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Applications Packager
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) COM
3 1 (4.55%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
1 17 (77.27%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) VBScript
1 17 (77.27%) VB
1 17 (77.27%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) HL7
1 1 (4.55%) DICOM
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) CA
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) AppSense