Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 789 917 1017
Rank change year-on-year +128 +100 -34
Permanent jobs citing COM 83 182 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77 133 136
Median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% +6.80% +28.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,450 £23,813
90th Percentile £67,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71% +16.67%

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 34,424 55,204 70,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 38.39% 40.61%
Number of salaries quoted 28,212 45,218 58,765
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COM in the UK

COM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing COM.

Salary trend for COM in the UK

COM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing COM over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 15 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 6 June 2020. 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
UK excluding London +142 67 £40,000 -27.27% 252
England +121 67 £42,500 -22.73% 283
Midlands +76 19 £37,500 -37.50% 58
North of England +132 18 £38,000 +26.67% 73
South East +84 16 £40,000 -27.27% 51
North West +85 12 £37,500 -18.92% 36
London +94 11 £60,000 -7.69% 53
Work from Home +49 10 £37,500 -31.82% 76
East Midlands +44 10 £29,250 -24.52% 24
Northern Ireland +31 10 £40,500 -14.74% 3
West Midlands +71 9 £47,500 -34.48% 34
Yorkshire +109 6 £51,500 +151.22% 23
South West +79 2 £54,600 +56.00% 24
East of England +77 1 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Wales +5 1 £27,500 -52.17% 6

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.73%) Azure
3 28 (33.73%) .NET
4 26 (31.33%) C#
5 17 (20.48%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) Law
7 15 (18.07%) Windows
7 15 (18.07%) AWS
8 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (15.66%) Oracle
8 13 (15.66%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
9 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.25%) SQL
10 11 (13.25%) Project Management
10 11 (13.25%) Office 365
11 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
11 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (12.05%) Finance
11 10 (12.05%) Degree
12 9 (10.84%) Investment Management
12 9 (10.84%) Linux
13 8 (9.64%) SAP
13 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
13 8 (9.64%) Presales
13 8 (9.64%) Analytics
13 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
14 7 (8.43%) User Stories

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 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.20%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.02%) NetSuite
3 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.73%) Azure
2 15 (18.07%) AWS
3 11 (13.25%) Office 365
4 5 (6.02%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.82%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (4.82%) PowerApps
5 4 (4.82%) SaaS
6 3 (3.61%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.41%) Azure Stack
7 2 (2.41%) IaaS
7 2 (2.41%) Logic Apps
7 2 (2.41%) PaaS
8 1 (1.20%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.02%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) NAS
3 4 (4.82%) DHCP
3 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 4 (4.82%) RSVP
3 4 (4.82%) Wireless
4 3 (3.61%) FTP
4 3 (3.61%) Internet
4 3 (3.61%) SSH
4 3 (3.61%) VPN
5 2 (2.41%) Modbus
5 2 (2.41%) MQTT
5 2 (2.41%) Profibus
5 2 (2.41%) RS-232
5 2 (2.41%) RS-485
5 2 (2.41%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) Skype
6 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.41%) InfluxDB
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Power BI
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.41%) SQLite
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.61%) JMeter
2 3 (3.61%) Selenium
3 2 (2.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) Mocha
4 1 (1.20%) NUnit
4 1 (1.20%) Spock
General
1 16 (19.28%) Law
2 10 (12.05%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Marketing
4 4 (4.82%) Advertising
4 4 (4.82%) Back Office
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Games
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Developer
2 11 (13.25%) .NET Developer
3 8 (9.64%) C# Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Azure Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Development Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) IT Support
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Implementation Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Junior
7 4 (4.82%) Lead Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Marketing Manager
8 3 (3.61%) CRM Manager
8 3 (3.61%) IT Technician
8 3 (3.61%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.73%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
2 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.23%) Web Services
3 6 (7.23%) WinForms
4 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.02%) RESTful
5 4 (4.82%) CSS
5 4 (4.82%) HTML
5 4 (4.82%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.41%) Ajax
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.41%) jQuery
6 2 (2.41%) Kafka
6 2 (2.41%) MFC
6 2 (2.41%) Middleware
6 2 (2.41%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.41%) WCF
6 2 (2.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.82%) Cybercrime
3 4 (4.82%) Replication
4 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) Social Media
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 2 (2.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.41%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.41%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.84%) Linux
4 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.48%) Scrum
3 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.25%) Project Management
5 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.84%) Investment Management
7 8 (9.64%) Analytics
7 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.64%) Presales
8 7 (8.43%) Data Management
8 7 (8.43%) User Stories
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.23%) CRM
9 6 (7.23%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.23%) ITIL
9 6 (7.23%) Open Source
10 5 (6.02%) B2B
10 5 (6.02%) Migration
10 5 (6.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) C#
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.43%) VB
4 6 (7.23%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.82%) VB6
7 2 (2.41%) C++
7 2 (2.41%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.41%) X++
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) CCNA
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.82%) CIW
2 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.41%) CFA
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.41%) MiFID
2 2 (2.41%) PMO
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) NIST
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.61%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 13 (15.66%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (9.64%) SAP
4 7 (8.43%) Cisco
5 6 (7.23%) VMware
6 4 (4.82%) Marketo
6 4 (4.82%) Telerik
7 3 (3.61%) Citrix
7 3 (3.61%) Facebook
7 3 (3.61%) Panasonic
7 3 (3.61%) Progress
7 3 (3.61%) Synology
7 3 (3.61%) Veritas
8 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.41%) Charles River
8 2 (2.41%) Databricks
8 2 (2.41%) Instagram
8 2 (2.41%) Pinterest
8 2 (2.41%) Reuters