Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 694 712 953
Rank change year-on-year +18 +241 +35
Permanent jobs citing COM 303 83 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 75 72 112
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,750 £24,037
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -12.20% +0.49%
75th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £91,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% -5.26%

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 46,476 27,965 54,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.92% 40.76% 37.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30,767 23,331 45,018
10th Percentile £35,471 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 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 +26 268 £56,757 +26.13% 374
London +5 152 £60,000 -7.69% 100
UK excluding London -83 134 £47,500 +9.20% 299
Work from Home -202 69 £50,000 +33.33% 153
North of England -39 44 £58,750 +30.56% 66
South West -53 27 £47,500 -12.04% 19
North West -29 24 £62,500 +13.64% 38
South East -91 20 £62,500 +43.68% 67
Midlands -71 18 £33,750 -10.00% 82
Yorkshire -56 16 £47,500 +11.76% 14
Scotland - 12 - - 21
East Midlands -47 11 £32,500 -9.33% 23
Wales - 9 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands -75 7 £35,000 -26.32% 59
East of England -41 4 £38,750 -22.50% 41
North East - 4 - - 14

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 303 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 141 (46.53%) Finance
3 131 (43.23%) Social Skills
4 110 (36.30%) .NET
5 107 (35.31%) C#
6 103 (33.99%) SQL
7 99 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (28.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 83 (27.39%) Fintech
10 78 (25.74%) Clean Code
11 76 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (24.42%) Software Engineering
12 74 (24.42%) Google
13 73 (24.09%) AWS
14 72 (23.76%) HTTP
15 71 (23.43%) REST
16 68 (22.44%) Azure
17 67 (22.11%) SOLID
18 66 (21.78%) SDLC
19 65 (21.45%) QA
20 64 (21.12%) NoSQL
20 64 (21.12%) RESTful
20 64 (21.12%) OOP
21 60 (19.80%) Integration Testing
22 59 (19.47%) Knowledge Management
22 59 (19.47%) Samsung
23 58 (19.14%) Virtual Team
23 58 (19.14%) JavaScript
23 58 (19.14%) Microsoft Office
23 58 (19.14%) Docker

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 18 (5.94%) CMS
2 7 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.65%) nginx
3 5 (1.65%) SAS
4 3 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.99%) Confluence
5 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.33%) FileNet
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) Kentico
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (19.14%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (6.93%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.98%) InDesign
5 6 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.98%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (6.27%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (5.61%) NetSuite
3 13 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.98%) SAP Business One
6 5 (1.65%) Shopify
7 4 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.66%) Lawson
8 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.33%) Epicor iScala
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.33%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 73 (24.09%) AWS
2 68 (22.44%) Azure
3 32 (10.56%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (5.28%) Power Platform
6 15 (4.95%) SaaS
7 14 (4.62%) PaaS
8 13 (4.29%) IaaS
9 9 (2.97%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (2.97%) PowerApps
10 8 (2.64%) GitHub
11 7 (2.31%) Azure Logic Apps
11 7 (2.31%) Serverless
12 5 (1.65%) Azure Service Bus
12 5 (1.65%) Boomi
12 5 (1.65%) Cloudflare
12 5 (1.65%) Power Automate
13 4 (1.32%) Azure Stack
13 4 (1.32%) GCP
13 4 (1.32%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 72 (23.76%) HTTP
2 35 (11.55%) Intranet
3 31 (10.23%) Internet
4 12 (3.96%) Network Security
5 9 (2.97%) DHCP
6 7 (2.31%) DNS
7 5 (1.65%) LAN
7 5 (1.65%) WAN
8 4 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.32%) SAN
9 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.66%) Firewall
10 2 (0.66%) SNMP
10 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.33%) Broadband
11 1 (0.33%) CTI
11 1 (0.33%) NAS
11 1 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.33%) Skype
11 1 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.12%) NoSQL
2 32 (10.56%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 15 (4.95%) Tableau
5 9 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.31%) Power BI
6 7 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.98%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.65%) RavenDB
8 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.33%) MySQL
11 1 (0.33%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (18.81%) TeamCity
2 38 (12.54%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (8.25%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.61%) Visual Studio
5 15 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.62%) JIRA
7 7 (2.31%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.98%) Postman
9 5 (1.65%) Cactus
9 5 (1.65%) gulp
9 5 (1.65%) webpack
10 4 (1.32%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.33%) GitLab
12 1 (0.33%) Hudson
12 1 (0.33%) MorphX
12 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 141 (46.53%) Finance
2 131 (43.23%) Social Skills
3 57 (18.81%) Retail
4 53 (17.49%) Marketing
5 42 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (10.56%) Advertising
7 15 (4.95%) Law
7 15 (4.95%) Legal
7 15 (4.95%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (3.63%) Brand Awareness
9 9 (2.97%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.65%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.66%) Banking
13 2 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.33%) Billing
14 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (24.09%) Software Engineer
2 61 (20.13%) Developer
3 43 (14.19%) Development Manager
4 41 (13.53%) Business Development Manager
4 41 (13.53%) Business Manager
5 21 (6.93%) Senior Software Engineer
6 19 (6.27%) Software Developer
7 16 (5.28%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.62%) Analyst
8 14 (4.62%) C# Software Engineer
9 11 (3.63%) Consultant
9 11 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) .NET Developer
10 9 (2.97%) Azure Developer
10 9 (2.97%) Business Analyst
10 9 (2.97%) Senior Software Developer
10 9 (2.97%) Server Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Team Leader
11 8 (2.64%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.31%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (36.30%) .NET
2 71 (23.43%) REST
3 64 (21.12%) RESTful
4 52 (17.16%) .NET Framework
5 37 (12.21%) .NET Core
6 36 (11.88%) HTML
7 35 (11.55%) CSS
8 23 (7.59%) ASP.NET
8 23 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (7.59%) XML
9 22 (7.26%) Web Services
10 19 (6.27%) JSON
10 19 (6.27%) SOAP
11 15 (4.95%) React
11 15 (4.95%) Vue.js
12 14 (4.62%) ATL
12 14 (4.62%) WPF
13 12 (3.96%) Ajax
13 12 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (3.30%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.14%) Virtual Team
2 42 (13.86%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (13.53%) Driving Licence
4 39 (12.87%) Social Media
5 14 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (4.29%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.31%) Blog
8 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.66%) AS400
10 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.66%) Handset
10 2 (0.66%) Life Science
10 2 (0.66%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.33%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.82%) Windows
2 14 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.29%) Linux
3 13 (4.29%) Windows Server 2016
3 13 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
4 12 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (28.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 83 (27.39%) Fintech
4 78 (25.74%) Clean Code
5 76 (25.08%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (24.42%) Software Engineering
7 67 (22.11%) SOLID
8 66 (21.78%) SDLC
9 64 (21.12%) OOP
10 60 (19.80%) Integration Testing
11 59 (19.47%) Knowledge Management
12 50 (16.50%) ERP
13 47 (15.51%) DevOps
14 44 (14.52%) Business Development
15 43 (14.19%) Test Automation
16 42 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (13.53%) B2B
18 40 (13.20%) Coaching
19 36 (11.88%) Digital Marketing
19 36 (11.88%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 107 (35.31%) C#
2 103 (33.99%) SQL
3 58 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 32 (10.56%) C
5 26 (8.58%) PowerShell
6 20 (6.60%) Python
7 16 (5.28%) VBScript
8 14 (4.62%) C++
8 14 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.31%) C++/CLI
9 7 (2.31%) PHP
9 7 (2.31%) VC++
9 7 (2.31%) X++
10 5 (1.65%) Java
11 2 (0.66%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.33%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.96%) Degree
4 6 (1.98%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.32%) CCNA
5 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.32%) MCSE
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.99%) ACCA
7 2 (0.66%) CCNP
7 2 (0.66%) CIMA
7 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.66%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (21.45%) QA
2 21 (6.93%) GDPR
3 6 (1.98%) ITGC
3 6 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (19.14%) Docker
2 28 (9.24%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.66%) Firmware
6 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (8.58%) Terraform
2 14 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.62%) Opsview
3 12 (3.96%) Ansible
3 12 (3.96%) Consul
3 12 (3.96%) Grafana
3 12 (3.96%) Graphite
3 12 (3.96%) Packer
3 12 (3.96%) Prometheus
4 6 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.65%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
6 2 (0.66%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.33%) SCSM
7 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 303 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 74 (24.42%) Google
3 59 (19.47%) Samsung
4 43 (14.19%) Apple
5 38 (12.54%) Facebook
6 35 (11.55%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (4.95%) JD Edwards
8 12 (3.96%) Adobe
9 8 (2.64%) Cisco
9 8 (2.64%) SAP
9 8 (2.64%) Splunk
10 6 (1.98%) Okta
10 6 (1.98%) Sage
11 5 (1.65%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.65%) VMware
12 4 (1.32%) Genesys
12 4 (1.32%) HP
13 3 (0.99%) IBM
13 3 (0.99%) Oracle