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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Component Object Model (COM)
Rank 194 193 148
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -45
Permanent jobs citing COM 25 6 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.12% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 0.33% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 40
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £45,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,479
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.65%
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
1803 1827 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.39% 37.28% 43.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1662 1608 1878
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
(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
Coventry - 15 £42,500 - 7
Birmingham -3 4 £30,000 -33.33% 39
Worcestershire +15 3 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Warwickshire -5 1 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Shropshire - 1 £32,000 - 1
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (81.08%) SQL Server
3 26 (70.27%) .NET
4 25 (67.57%) C#
4 25 (67.57%) XML
5 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
5 24 (64.86%) Web Services
5 24 (64.86%) MVC
6 22 (59.46%) VB.NET
6 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
7 21 (56.76%) DHTML
7 21 (56.76%) HTML
7 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
7 21 (56.76%) CSS
7 21 (56.76%) XSL
7 21 (56.76%) XAML
7 21 (56.76%) Ajax
7 21 (56.76%) Web Development
7 21 (56.76%) .NET Framework
7 21 (56.76%) WCF
7 21 (56.76%) WPF
7 21 (56.76%) jQuery
7 21 (56.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (56.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (40.54%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (27.03%) Windows
10 9 (24.32%) SQL
11 7 (18.92%) Degree
11 7 (18.92%) JSON
12 6 (16.22%) Linux

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
2 15 (40.54%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
5 2 (5.41%) Apache
5 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.70%) Lync
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (81.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.81%) DTS
2 4 (10.81%) Ingres
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Developer
2 21 (56.76%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Trainee Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Trainee Web Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Trainee
4 3 (8.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Server Support
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (70.27%) .NET
2 25 (67.57%) XML
3 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
3 24 (64.86%) Web Services
4 21 (56.76%) Ajax
4 21 (56.76%) .NET Framework
4 21 (56.76%) CSS
4 21 (56.76%) DHTML
4 21 (56.76%) HTML
4 21 (56.76%) XSL
4 21 (56.76%) WCF
4 21 (56.76%) WPF
4 21 (56.76%) jQuery
4 21 (56.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (18.92%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) ODBC
6 4 (10.81%) ActiveX
6 4 (10.81%) OLE
6 4 (10.81%) DAO
6 4 (10.81%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
1 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) MVC
2 21 (56.76%) Web Development
3 4 (10.81%) System Testing
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) OOP
4 3 (8.11%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) iOS Development
5 2 (5.41%) IT Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Coaching
6 1 (2.70%) Database Theory
6 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) VB.NET
3 21 (56.76%) XAML
3 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 5 (13.51%) VB
6 4 (10.81%) MapBasic
6 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.11%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.41%) Python
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) PHP
8 2 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) Delphi
8 2 (5.41%) Java
9 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 4 (10.81%) MCSA
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCITP
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) CCA
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.70%) IAG
4 1 (2.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
1 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) NetApp
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Symantec
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) Apple
5 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Telerik
6 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Siebel
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits & Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits, great role
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Home working
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Uncapped OT (£20K) Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Home working
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £58000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Home Based Working
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car, Home Working
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Leading, AX End User
Posted: 5 days ago