Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 916 980 985
Rank change year-on-year +64 +5 -18
Permanent jobs citing COM 159 231 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 114 164 179
UK median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +33.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £25,550 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,875 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%

COM is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 54,832 70,426 72,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.79% 40.33% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 45,213 58,661 60,450
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COM in the UK

COM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for COM in the UK

COM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COM over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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
England +52 154 £52,000 +4.00% 1,086
UK excluding London +27 96 £45,000 - 897
London +77 61 £55,000 -4.35% 263
Midlands +36 30 £43,750 +9.38% 220
South East +9 28 £52,500 -4.55% 175
East Midlands +28 18 £40,000 - 71
North of England +8 18 £41,250 +17.86% 282
East of England +88 12 £45,000 +63.64% 80
West Midlands +19 11 £45,000 +12.50% 146
Yorkshire +14 11 £22,000 +7.32% 106
North West +25 6 £45,000 +12.50% 145
South West +15 5 £32,000 -20.00% 70
Wales +9 2 £50,000 +25.00% 18
North East +18 1 - - 31
Scotland +11 1 £42,500 -9.57% 51
Northern Ireland -16 1 £47,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for COM.

1 159 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (39.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (32.08%) C#
4 49 (30.82%) SQL
5 46 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
7 41 (25.79%) Windows
8 37 (23.27%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (22.64%) Finance
9 36 (22.64%) Degree
10 35 (22.01%) Visual Studio
10 35 (22.01%) Active Directory
11 31 (19.50%) Office 365
12 30 (18.87%) Software Engineering
13 26 (16.35%) C++
14 25 (15.72%) .NET
14 25 (15.72%) PowerShell
15 22 (13.84%) Python
16 21 (13.21%) Web Services
16 21 (13.21%) C
16 21 (13.21%) Migration
17 20 (12.58%) Scrum
17 20 (12.58%) Java
17 20 (12.58%) Oracle
18 19 (11.95%) Linux
18 19 (11.95%) VMware
19 18 (11.32%) TDD
19 18 (11.32%) ASP.NET
19 18 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.52%) IIS
2 4 (2.52%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.52%) Tuxedo
3 2 (1.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.26%) JBoss
3 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.26%) WildFly
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.63%) nginx
4 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (23.27%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.40%) NetSuite
3 4 (2.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.26%) Infor CRM
4 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.63%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.63%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 63 (39.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (19.50%) Office 365
3 18 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (9.43%) PaaS
5 10 (6.29%) IaaS
6 8 (5.03%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (3.14%) Force.com
9 4 (2.52%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.89%) Azure Stack
10 3 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (1.26%) Google Sheets
11 2 (1.26%) iPaaS
11 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.26%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.26%) Serverless
11 2 (1.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.29%) Modbus
2 10 (6.29%) RS-485
3 8 (5.03%) DNS
4 7 (4.40%) Firewall
4 7 (4.40%) Internet
5 6 (3.77%) HTTP
5 6 (3.77%) Network Security
5 6 (3.77%) VoIP
6 5 (3.14%) DHCP
6 5 (3.14%) Skype
6 5 (3.14%) VPN
7 3 (1.89%) 3G
7 3 (1.89%) ADSL
7 3 (1.89%) Broadband
7 3 (1.89%) LAN
7 3 (1.89%) SAN
7 3 (1.89%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.89%) WAN
7 3 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.03%) Power BI
5 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.89%) Big Data
9 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.26%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (22.01%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.55%) Maven
4 10 (6.29%) Robot Framework
5 8 (5.03%) NUnit
6 6 (3.77%) AdminStudio
6 6 (3.77%) InstallShield
6 6 (3.77%) MSTest
6 6 (3.77%) Subversion
6 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.14%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.52%) GitLab
8 4 (2.52%) JIRA
9 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.26%) Gradle
10 2 (1.26%) Moq
10 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.63%) Hudson
11 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 36 (22.64%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Banking
2 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.14%) Marketing
3 4 (2.52%) Advertising
3 4 (2.52%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.52%) Retail
4 3 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.26%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Billing
5 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.38%) Developer
2 28 (17.61%) Software Engineer
3 23 (14.47%) Architect
4 22 (13.84%) Analyst
5 15 (9.43%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.81%) .NET Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Consultant
7 12 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Embedded Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Lead Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Office 365 Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (3.77%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.72%) .NET
2 21 (13.21%) Web Services
3 18 (11.32%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.18%) .NET Framework
4 13 (8.18%) Spring
5 11 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.92%) CSS
5 11 (6.92%) REST
6 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (6.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (6.29%) MFC
6 10 (6.29%) STL
7 9 (5.66%) jQuery
7 9 (5.66%) XML
8 7 (4.40%) .NET Core
9 6 (3.77%) Entity Framework
9 6 (3.77%) Middleware
9 6 (3.77%) SOAP
10 5 (3.14%) HTML
10 5 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.29%) CAN bus
3 10 (6.29%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.03%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.14%) User Experience
8 4 (2.52%) Social Media
9 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.26%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.26%) PMI
9 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.79%) Windows
2 19 (11.95%) Linux
3 16 (10.06%) Windows 10
3 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
4 12 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.92%) Android
6 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
6 10 (6.29%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.87%) Software Engineering
3 21 (13.21%) Migration
4 20 (12.58%) Scrum
5 18 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (11.32%) DevOps
5 18 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (11.32%) TDD
6 16 (10.06%) Computer Science
6 16 (10.06%) Data Protection
6 16 (10.06%) Presales
7 15 (9.43%) MVC
7 15 (9.43%) SDLC
8 14 (8.81%) CRM
9 12 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (7.55%) Project Management
10 10 (6.29%) Kanban
10 10 (6.29%) Multithreading
10 10 (6.29%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (32.08%) C#
2 49 (30.82%) SQL
3 26 (16.35%) C++
4 25 (15.72%) PowerShell
5 22 (13.84%) Python
6 21 (13.21%) C
7 20 (12.58%) Java
8 16 (10.06%) JavaScript
9 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.14%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.52%) PeopleCode
11 4 (2.52%) SQR
12 3 (1.89%) R
13 2 (1.26%) Go
13 2 (1.26%) Java 8
13 2 (1.26%) Ruby
13 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.26%) VB
13 2 (1.26%) VB6
13 2 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (22.64%) Degree
2 10 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.52%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) CCNA
5 3 (1.89%) MCITP
5 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.89%) PMP
5 3 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CCIE
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.63%) MBA
7 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) ISO 9001
1 6 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.06%) Hyper-V
3 15 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.29%) Firmware
5 6 (3.77%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.77%) Docker
6 5 (3.14%) XenApp
6 5 (3.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) NLBS
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (9.43%) SCCM
2 5 (3.14%) Terraform
3 4 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.63%) Ansible
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 159 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.58%) Oracle
3 19 (11.95%) VMware
4 15 (9.43%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (6.29%) Citrix
6 9 (5.66%) Cisco
7 8 (5.03%) Google
8 4 (2.52%) BEA
8 4 (2.52%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (2.52%) Tableau
9 3 (1.89%) Aruba
9 3 (1.89%) Dell
9 3 (1.89%) Meraki
9 3 (1.89%) Polycom
9 3 (1.89%) SAP
10 2 (1.26%) IBM
10 2 (1.26%) Infor
10 2 (1.26%) Informatica
10 2 (1.26%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.26%) TIBCO