Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for COM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COM over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 321 314
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 +26
Permanent jobs citing COM 30 17 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.38% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 41
North West median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +38.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,300 £20,000
90th Percentile £46,750 £64,750 £42,500
England median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.22% +5.88% -

COM is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 5828 4488 5393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.54% 38.81% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 3861 4533
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing COM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for COM in the North West

COM
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for COM in the North West

COM
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COM in the North West over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for COM in the North West

COM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -24 27 £37,500 -25.00% 27
Merseyside +3 2 £32,500 - 2
Cheshire -21 1 £50,000 +11.11% 8
COM
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for COM.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
3 22 (73.33%) SQL
4 21 (70.00%) .NET
4 21 (70.00%) C#
4 21 (70.00%) XML
4 21 (70.00%) MVC
5 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 20 (66.67%) C++
5 20 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 20 (66.67%) Degree
5 20 (66.67%) WPF
5 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (60.00%) RDBMS
6 18 (60.00%) Marketing
6 18 (60.00%) Relational Database
6 18 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (56.67%) Lambda Expressions
7 17 (56.67%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 17 (56.67%) Internet of Things
7 17 (56.67%) .NET Compact Framework
7 17 (56.67%) Unity DI Container
7 17 (56.67%) Data Structures
7 17 (56.67%) Concurrent Programming
7 17 (56.67%) RS-232
7 17 (56.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (56.67%) Dependency Injection
7 17 (56.67%) Inversion of Control

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Infor M3
2 1 (3.33%) Magento
2 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (3.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) Ethernet
1 17 (56.67%) RS-232
1 17 (56.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 18 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (56.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (56.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft Blend
2 17 (56.67%) MSI
2 17 (56.67%) MSTest
2 17 (56.67%) NuGet
2 17 (56.67%) NUnit
2 17 (56.67%) WiX
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (56.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (56.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Automotive Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Manager
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) ERP Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
1 21 (70.00%) XML
2 20 (66.67%) WPF
3 17 (56.67%) .NET Compact Framework
3 17 (56.67%) .NET Framework
3 17 (56.67%) Entity Framework
3 17 (56.67%) Lambda Expressions
3 17 (56.67%) LINQ
3 17 (56.67%) LINQ to SQL
3 17 (56.67%) NHibernate
3 17 (56.67%) Silverlight
3 17 (56.67%) Unity DI Container
3 17 (56.67%) WCF
3 17 (56.67%) Web Services
3 17 (56.67%) XSD
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.33%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) HTML5
5 3 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (56.67%) Data Structures
2 17 (56.67%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 17 (56.67%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Mac OS
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) MVC
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 17 (56.67%) Concurrent Programming
3 17 (56.67%) Dependency Injection
3 17 (56.67%) Inversion of Control
3 17 (56.67%) Kanban
3 17 (56.67%) Multithreading
3 17 (56.67%) MVVM
3 17 (56.67%) OO
3 17 (56.67%) OOD
3 17 (56.67%) Physics
3 17 (56.67%) Product Management
3 17 (56.67%) RUP
3 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 17 (56.67%) TDD
3 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 17 (56.67%) UML
3 17 (56.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 21 (70.00%) C#
3 20 (66.67%) C++
4 17 (56.67%) C
4 17 (56.67%) XAML
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Avaya
3 2 (6.67%) EMC
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
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