The table below looks at the statistics for COM skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COM over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 225 199 194
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs citing COM 4 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.32% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.90% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 3
Average salary £28,250 £34,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.51% -23.88%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+20.56% -9.61%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1835 1785 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.23% 35.28% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1602 1615 1301
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £52,000
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 West Midlands

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

COM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

COM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

COM Salary Trend in the West Midlands

COM
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

COM Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

COM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 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
Warwickshire -20 2 - - 6
Birmingham -4 1 £38,000 -13.14% 30
Staffordshire - 1 £18,500 - 7
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Document Management
4 2 (25.00%) CMS
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) .NET

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ActiveX
2 1 (12.50%) Caliburn.Micro
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) MFC
2 1 (12.50%) OpenCV
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Fintech
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
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