Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 769 654 946
Rank change year-on-year -115 +292 -15
Permanent jobs citing COM 296 64 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 91 55 99
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,050
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,625 £38,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,757 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%

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 50,977 23,837 51,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.33% 43.85% 38.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32,628 20,612 43,275
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,500 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -115 264 £55,500 +5.71% 585
London -103 150 £60,000 -4.00% 189
UK excluding London -142 135 £50,000 -4.76% 431
Work from Home -207 78 £57,500 +21.05% 291
South East -120 45 £60,250 +37.71% 58
North of England -108 37 £40,000 -27.27% 140
South West -67 20 £47,500 -12.04% 19
North West -78 20 £40,000 -27.27% 58
Scotland - 15 - - 27
Yorkshire -81 13 £40,000 -11.11% 30
Wales -39 8 £35,000 - 3
Midlands -111 6 £35,000 -34.88% 134
North East -25 4 - - 53
East Midlands -69 4 £32,500 -17.72% 31
East of England -106 4 - - 46
West Midlands -89 2 £36,250 -43.14% 103

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 131 (44.26%) Finance
3 120 (40.54%) C#
4 111 (37.50%) SQL
5 110 (37.16%) Social Skills
6 103 (34.80%) .NET
7 91 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (26.01%) SDLC
9 74 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 73 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
11 69 (23.31%) AWS
11 69 (23.31%) Fintech
12 68 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (22.64%) Azure
13 67 (22.64%) JavaScript
13 67 (22.64%) Clean Code
14 64 (21.62%) Virtual Team
15 63 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
16 62 (20.95%) Retail
16 62 (20.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 59 (19.93%) DevOps
18 57 (19.26%) Google
19 55 (18.58%) RESTful
20 53 (17.91%) NoSQL
20 53 (17.91%) .NET Framework
20 53 (17.91%) REST
21 52 (17.57%) Marketing
22 48 (16.22%) SOLID
22 48 (16.22%) TDD
22 48 (16.22%) SQL Server

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 15 (5.07%) CMS
2 8 (2.70%) SAS
3 4 (1.35%) Confluence
4 3 (1.01%) IIS
4 3 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.68%) Kentico
5 2 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.34%) FileNet
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.34%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (8.78%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (6.42%) NetSuite
3 15 (5.07%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.34%) Epicor iScala
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.31%) AWS
2 67 (22.64%) Azure
3 26 (8.78%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (6.76%) Power Platform
5 15 (5.07%) SaaS
6 10 (3.38%) Azure Logic Apps
6 10 (3.38%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (3.04%) PowerApps
8 8 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.70%) GitHub
8 8 (2.70%) PaaS
9 7 (2.36%) Boomi
10 6 (2.03%) GCP
10 6 (2.03%) Serverless
11 5 (1.69%) Azure App Service
11 5 (1.69%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (1.35%) Azure Stack
12 4 (1.35%) Azure Storage
12 4 (1.35%) Google Docs
12 4 (1.35%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.54%) HTTP
2 31 (10.47%) Intranet
3 29 (9.80%) Internet
4 6 (2.03%) Firewall
5 4 (1.35%) DHCP
6 2 (0.68%) DNS
6 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.34%) CTI
7 1 (0.34%) LAN
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
7 1 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.91%) NoSQL
2 48 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.09%) Tableau
4 13 (4.39%) Power BI
5 8 (2.70%) Data Lake
5 8 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.36%) RavenDB
6 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.68%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 40 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 36 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.16%) TeamCity
3 22 (7.43%) JIRA
4 21 (7.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.70%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.36%) Postman
8 5 (1.69%) IntelliJ
8 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.35%) Toad
9 4 (1.35%) webpack
10 3 (1.01%) GitLab
10 3 (1.01%) Gradle
10 3 (1.01%) JUnit
10 3 (1.01%) Mockito
10 3 (1.01%) Moq
10 3 (1.01%) PhpStorm
10 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (1.01%) WinDbg
General
1 131 (44.26%) Finance
2 110 (37.16%) Social Skills
3 62 (20.95%) Retail
4 52 (17.57%) Marketing
5 47 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (9.80%) Advertising
7 22 (7.43%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (7.09%) Legal
9 16 (5.41%) Brand Awareness
10 15 (5.07%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (4.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 11 (3.72%) Law
12 11 (3.72%) Manufacturing
13 10 (3.38%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.34%) Banking
16 1 (0.34%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 71 (23.99%) Software Engineer
2 62 (20.95%) Developer
3 40 (13.51%) Business Manager
3 40 (13.51%) Development Manager
4 38 (12.84%) Business Development Manager
5 35 (11.82%) Software Developer
6 26 (8.78%) Senior Developer
7 23 (7.77%) C++ Software Engineer
7 23 (7.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 18 (6.08%) Consultant
9 17 (5.74%) .NET Developer
10 15 (5.07%) Senior Software Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (4.05%) Analyst
13 11 (3.72%) Server Engineer
14 9 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
15 8 (2.70%) Integration Developer
15 8 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
15 8 (2.70%) Senior Integration Developer
16 7 (2.36%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (34.80%) .NET
2 55 (18.58%) RESTful
3 53 (17.91%) .NET Framework
3 53 (17.91%) REST
4 46 (15.54%) HTML
5 41 (13.85%) CSS
6 36 (12.16%) ASP.NET
7 31 (10.47%) .NET Core
8 25 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (7.09%) MFC
9 21 (7.09%) Web Services
10 20 (6.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 20 (6.76%) STL
11 19 (6.42%) ASP.NET Core
12 17 (5.74%) JSON
12 17 (5.74%) React
13 16 (5.41%) jQuery
13 16 (5.41%) XML
14 14 (4.73%) AngularJS
14 14 (4.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.62%) Virtual Team
2 48 (16.22%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (11.15%) Social Media
4 32 (10.81%) Driving Licence
5 17 (5.74%) Life Science
6 8 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.69%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.69%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.35%) Social Network
10 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.01%) Handset
10 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) Blog
11 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.09%) Windows
2 10 (3.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.70%) Linux
4 3 (1.01%) Android
4 3 (1.01%) VMS
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Unix
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (26.01%) SDLC
3 74 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 73 (24.66%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (23.31%) Fintech
6 68 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (22.64%) Clean Code
8 62 (20.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (19.93%) DevOps
10 48 (16.22%) SOLID
10 48 (16.22%) TDD
11 47 (15.88%) ERP
12 45 (15.20%) OOP
13 42 (14.19%) B2B
13 42 (14.19%) Coaching
13 42 (14.19%) Integration Testing
13 42 (14.19%) Microservices
14 41 (13.85%) Business Development
15 37 (12.50%) Decision-Making
15 37 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (40.54%) C#
2 111 (37.50%) SQL
3 67 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.84%) Python
5 36 (12.16%) C
6 32 (10.81%) C++
7 20 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.05%) VBScript
10 8 (2.70%) Java
10 8 (2.70%) X++
11 6 (2.03%) VBA
12 5 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.35%) Groovy
13 4 (1.35%) VC++
14 3 (1.01%) C++/CLI
14 3 (1.01%) Perl
14 3 (1.01%) Rust
14 3 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (12.16%) Degree
2 10 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.04%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.01%) PMP
4 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) ACCA
5 2 (0.68%) CIMA
5 2 (0.68%) MBA
5 2 (0.68%) MCITP
5 2 (0.68%) MCSA
5 2 (0.68%) MCSD
6 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.34%) AAT
6 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.88%) QA
2 32 (10.81%) GDPR
3 8 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (10.81%) Docker
2 11 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.01%) Firmware
4 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (5.41%) Terraform
2 14 (4.73%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.04%) SCCM
4 3 (1.01%) Perfmon
4 3 (1.01%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.34%) SCSM
5 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 296 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (19.26%) Google
3 41 (13.85%) Samsung
4 39 (13.18%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (12.84%) Apple
6 32 (10.81%) Facebook
7 17 (5.74%) JD Edwards
8 8 (2.70%) Cognizant
9 7 (2.36%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.36%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.03%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (1.69%) Oracle
11 5 (1.69%) YouTube
12 4 (1.35%) Citrix
12 4 (1.35%) Demandware
12 4 (1.35%) Genesys
12 4 (1.35%) VMware
13 3 (1.01%) ANSYS
13 3 (1.01%) Sitecore