The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for COM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COM over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Component Object Model (COM)
England / South East
Rank 355 433 402
Rank change year-on-year +78 -31  
Permanent jobs citing COM 41 23 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.31% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 39 21 44
Median salary £39,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.76% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  

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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 5884 7312 7621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 39.39% 38.06% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5081 6529 6620
Median salary £44,000 £44,141 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.31% +3.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing COM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for COM in the South East

COM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for COM in the South East

COM
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COM in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for COM in the South East

COM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +45 20 £52,500 - 16
West Sussex - 9 £30,000 - 6
Hampshire +22 5 £32,500 -33.33% 11
Oxfordshire - 4 £31,500 - 9
Surrey +40 2 £43,750 - 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
COM
England

COM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for COM.

1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (69.23%) C#
3 41 (63.08%) C++
4 39 (60.00%) SQL
4 39 (60.00%) Software Engineering
5 38 (58.46%) Visual Studio
6 34 (52.31%) MFC
6 34 (52.31%) Multithreading
6 34 (52.31%) SDLC
7 32 (49.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 32 (49.23%) STL
8 29 (44.62%) TDD
9 18 (27.69%) Windows
9 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
10 15 (23.08%) .NET
11 12 (18.46%) C
11 12 (18.46%) Degree
12 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
12 11 (16.92%) Linux
12 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
13 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
14 9 (13.85%) MS Office
14 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
15 8 (12.31%) OO
16 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
16 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
16 7 (10.77%) Data Structures
16 7 (10.77%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management

COM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (27.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.85%) MS Office
3 3 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.54%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Force.com
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
1 4 (6.15%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) NAS
2 3 (4.62%) Wireless
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) Multicast
3 2 (3.08%) SSL
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) BGP
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.54%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.54%) HSRP
4 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.54%) OSPF
4 1 (1.54%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (58.46%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) FxCop
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) StyleCop
3 2 (3.08%) Subversion
3 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 2 (3.08%) Electronics
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.54%) French Language
3 1 (1.54%) German Language
3 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Software Engineer
2 38 (58.46%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Agile Manual Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Agile Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Manual Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Software Tester
6 4 (6.15%) Tester
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Salesforce Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (52.31%) MFC
2 32 (49.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 32 (49.23%) STL
3 15 (23.08%) .NET
4 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
5 6 (9.23%) ATL
6 5 (7.69%) Web Services
7 4 (6.15%) Silverlight
8 3 (4.62%) EDI
8 3 (4.62%) WPF
9 2 (3.08%) ActiveX
9 2 (3.08%) ADO.NET
9 2 (3.08%) FFmpeg
9 2 (3.08%) LINQ
9 2 (3.08%) WCF
9 2 (3.08%) XML
10 1 (1.54%) Mason
10 1 (1.54%) REST
10 1 (1.54%) XSD
10 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Data Structures
2 6 (9.23%) Algorithms
2 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (52.31%) Multithreading
2 34 (52.31%) SDLC
3 29 (44.62%) TDD
4 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 8 (12.31%) OO
7 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.23%) CAE
8 6 (9.23%) CRM
8 6 (9.23%) Finite Element Analysis
9 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.15%) ERP
9 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.62%) Project Management
11 2 (3.08%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) C#
2 41 (63.08%) C++
3 39 (60.00%) SQL
4 12 (18.46%) C
5 6 (9.23%) Fortran
5 6 (9.23%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) VB
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.08%) VC++
8 1 (1.54%) Java
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) VBA
8 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB
2 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.54%) CCNA
3 1 (1.54%) CCNP
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.54%) PMP
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Backup Exec
1 3 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.62%) QAD
3 3 (4.62%) Symantec
3 3 (4.62%) Synology
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco
4 2 (3.08%) Citrix
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) CA
5 1 (1.54%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.54%) Epicor
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Juniper
5 1 (1.54%) Marketo
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) TOWER Software
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