Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 712 833 901
Rank change year-on-year +121 +68 +136
Permanent jobs citing COM 167 93 214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 73 78 138
10th Percentile £36,500 £27,425 £24,146
25th Percentile £46,250 £35,846 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £43,653 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +37.45% -20.63% +10.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £82,188
90th Percentile £82,250 £75,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,222 £40,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +46.23% -26.36% +31.34%

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 35,445 39,735 56,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.04% 39.38% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27,698 32,956 46,400
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for COM in the UK

COM
Top 14 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 7 May 2021. 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 +147 143 £60,000 +37.45% 378
UK excluding London +67 90 £59,222 +46.23% 294
London +116 62 £66,250 +10.42% 104
Work from Home -136 30 £65,000 +44.44% 177
Midlands +20 26 £65,000 +73.33% 54
North of England +6 25 £57,500 +31.72% 101
South East +47 19 £62,500 +56.25% 53
West Midlands +13 17 £65,000 +52.94% 41
North West +35 13 £57,500 +49.35% 45
Yorkshire -6 12 £68,750 +57.49% 19
Wales +29 9 £50,000 +42.86% 5
East Midlands +7 9 £65,000 +81.33% 13
South West -14 9 £47,500 -13.00% 23
Scotland - 2 - - 11

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 73 (43.71%) Social Skills
3 60 (35.93%) Finance
4 52 (31.14%) SQL
4 52 (31.14%) Azure
5 48 (28.74%) Windows
6 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (24.55%) .NET
8 40 (23.95%) C#
9 31 (18.56%) Software Engineering
9 31 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (17.96%) Docker
11 28 (16.77%) DevOps
11 28 (16.77%) Law
12 27 (16.17%) HTTP
12 27 (16.17%) ERP
13 25 (14.97%) Active Directory
13 25 (14.97%) SOLID
13 25 (14.97%) Fintech
13 25 (14.97%) QA
14 24 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
14 24 (14.37%) SDLC
14 24 (14.37%) Dynamics 365
15 23 (13.77%) AWS
15 23 (13.77%) RESTful
15 23 (13.77%) TeamCity
15 23 (13.77%) OOP
16 22 (13.17%) REST
16 22 (13.17%) NoSQL

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 19 (11.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.19%) Confluence
4 6 (3.59%) CMS
5 3 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.60%) FileNet
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (7.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (5.99%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.20%) Figma
6 2 (1.20%) InDesign
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.60%) InVision
7 1 (0.60%) Marvel
7 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.60%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (7.19%) NetSuite
2 8 (4.79%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.80%) SAP Business One
5 2 (1.20%) Lawson
6 1 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.60%) Maximo
6 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.14%) Azure
2 24 (14.37%) Dynamics 365
3 23 (13.77%) AWS
4 18 (10.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (8.38%) Power Platform
6 13 (7.78%) IaaS
6 13 (7.78%) PaaS
7 12 (7.19%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (5.39%) SaaS
9 7 (4.19%) PowerApps
10 5 (2.99%) Power Automate
10 5 (2.99%) Serverless
11 4 (2.40%) Azure Logic Apps
11 4 (2.40%) GCP
11 4 (2.40%) GitHub
12 3 (1.80%) BrowserStack
12 3 (1.80%) Google Data Studio
13 2 (1.20%) Azure Functions
13 2 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
13 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.17%) HTTP
2 12 (7.19%) Network Security
3 10 (5.99%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (5.99%) LAN
3 10 (5.99%) WAN
4 9 (5.39%) SAN
5 6 (3.59%) DHCP
5 6 (3.59%) DNS
5 6 (3.59%) Internet
6 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.20%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
8 1 (0.60%) Modbus
8 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.60%) Skype
8 1 (0.60%) SNMP
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (4.79%) Power BI
5 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.40%) Big Data
7 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.80%) Tableau
9 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.20%) Redis
9 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Ignite
10 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) TeamCity
2 18 (10.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (6.59%) JIRA
4 10 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.59%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.20%) ERwin
8 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Charles Proxy
9 1 (0.60%) GitLab
9 1 (0.60%) GoCD
9 1 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) Postman
9 1 (0.60%) Selenium
9 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.60%) TestRail
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 73 (43.71%) Social Skills
2 60 (35.93%) Finance
3 28 (16.77%) Law
4 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.59%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.39%) Marketing
6 6 (3.59%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (3.59%) Retail
7 5 (2.99%) Advertising
8 4 (2.40%) Banking
9 3 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.80%) Swedish Language
9 3 (1.80%) Welsh Language
10 2 (1.20%) Games
10 2 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Automotive
11 1 (0.60%) Billing
11 1 (0.60%) Legal
11 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (16.17%) Software Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) Developer
3 13 (7.78%) Consultant
4 12 (7.19%) Analyst
5 11 (6.59%) Architect
5 11 (6.59%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Azure Developer
6 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Systems Support Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.19%) Product Owner
7 7 (4.19%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce Product Owner
9 5 (2.99%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.55%) .NET
2 23 (13.77%) RESTful
3 22 (13.17%) REST
4 17 (10.18%) .NET Framework
5 15 (8.98%) .NET Core
6 12 (7.19%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (7.19%) Web Services
7 10 (5.99%) HTML
8 9 (5.39%) CSS
8 9 (5.39%) XML
9 7 (4.19%) React
9 7 (4.19%) SOAP
9 7 (4.19%) Vue.js
10 5 (2.99%) ATL
10 5 (2.99%) WPF
11 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.80%) Ajax
12 3 (1.80%) jQuery
12 3 (1.80%) JSON
12 3 (1.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Cloud Native
2 12 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.59%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.19%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.99%) Social Media
5 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.80%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) AS400
8 2 (1.20%) Blog
8 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.20%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.20%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.74%) Windows
2 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2016
3 13 (7.78%) Linux
4 12 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2019
5 9 (5.39%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 31 (18.56%) Software Engineering
3 28 (16.77%) DevOps
4 27 (16.17%) ERP
5 25 (14.97%) Fintech
5 25 (14.97%) SOLID
6 24 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (14.37%) SDLC
7 23 (13.77%) OOP
8 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
8 21 (12.57%) Knowledge Management
9 19 (11.38%) Project Management
10 17 (10.18%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (9.58%) Analytics
12 15 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (8.98%) CRM
12 15 (8.98%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (8.98%) Test Automation
13 14 (8.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.14%) SQL
2 40 (23.95%) C#
3 16 (9.58%) C
4 15 (8.98%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.38%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.59%) C++
6 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.99%) VBScript
8 4 (2.40%) X++
9 3 (1.80%) C++/CLI
9 3 (1.80%) Java
9 3 (1.80%) Python
9 3 (1.80%) VC++
10 2 (1.20%) Scala
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) Go
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.58%) Degree
3 14 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.59%) MCSE
4 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.39%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.99%) CCNA
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.40%) PMP
8 3 (1.80%) ACCA
8 3 (1.80%) CCNP
9 2 (1.20%) CIMA
9 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.97%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) ITGC
2 5 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) PMO
4 2 (1.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 30 (17.96%) Docker
2 25 (14.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.19%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) Kubernetes
1 13 (7.78%) Opsview
1 13 (7.78%) Terraform
2 12 (7.19%) Ansible
2 12 (7.19%) Consul
2 12 (7.19%) Grafana
2 12 (7.19%) Graphite
2 12 (7.19%) Packer
2 12 (7.19%) Prometheus
3 6 (3.59%) SCCM
4 5 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.60%) Nagios
5 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.60%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) Samsung
3 15 (8.98%) Cisco
3 15 (8.98%) Google
4 14 (8.38%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (7.19%) VMware
6 9 (5.39%) Adobe
6 9 (5.39%) JD Edwards
7 6 (3.59%) Apple
7 6 (3.59%) Facebook
7 6 (3.59%) SAP
7 6 (3.59%) Splunk
8 5 (2.99%) Okta
9 4 (2.40%) Sage
10 3 (1.80%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.20%) Citrix
11 2 (1.20%) Epicor
11 2 (1.20%) HP
11 2 (1.20%) IFS
11 2 (1.20%) Twitter