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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 874 671 769
Rank change year-on-year -203 +98 +169
Permanent jobs citing COM 400 287 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.66% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82 80 70
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,375 £28,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £35,846
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,750 £55,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +27.91% -18.10%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,563 £57,500
90th Percentile £81,625 £73,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +23.46% -22.86%

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 71,956 43,201 31,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.40% 40.74% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 30,244 29,700 26,075
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -204 287 £50,000 -9.09% 662
UK excluding London -56 233 £50,000 - 558
London -245 116 £52,500 -12.50% 163
South East -1 95 £50,000 -20.00% 115
Work from Home -273 83 £65,000 +36.84% 390
North of England -98 34 £37,500 -36.17% 168
Wales -19 31 - - 16
Scotland -36 31 - - 39
Yorkshire -43 22 - - 49
East of England -71 17 £48,750 +25.81% 67
South West -36 15 £53,750 +13.16% 63
North West -93 11 £31,250 -50.00% 84
West Midlands -63 10 - - 47
Midlands -80 10 - - 87
North East -24 1 £55,000 - 35

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 206 (51.50%) Social Skills
3 170 (42.50%) Finance
4 146 (36.50%) SQL
5 142 (35.50%) C#
6 127 (31.75%) AWS
7 125 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
8 118 (29.50%) Windows
9 116 (29.00%) Agile
10 100 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 97 (24.25%) SDLC
12 96 (24.00%) Azure
13 95 (23.75%) OOP
14 79 (19.75%) C++
14 79 (19.75%) Visual Studio
15 78 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (18.75%) Test Automation
17 73 (18.25%) Security Cleared
18 68 (17.00%) User Experience
19 67 (16.75%) Degree
19 67 (16.75%) C
19 67 (16.75%) Fintech
20 66 (16.50%) .NET
21 63 (15.75%) Samsung
22 60 (15.00%) Integration Testing
22 60 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (14.75%) SLA
24 58 (14.50%) Microservices
24 58 (14.50%) RESTful
25 56 (14.00%) 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 18 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.00%) Apache
3 15 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.50%) IIS
5 10 (2.50%) nginx
5 10 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 56 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (4.75%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (3.75%) NetSuite
2 10 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Lawson
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 127 (31.75%) AWS
2 96 (24.00%) Azure
3 46 (11.50%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (6.75%) GCP
5 25 (6.25%) Power Platform
6 22 (5.50%) SaaS
7 17 (4.25%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.75%) OneDrive
8 11 (2.75%) Yammer
9 10 (2.50%) IaaS
9 10 (2.50%) OpenShift
10 9 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
10 9 (2.25%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.25%) Datadog
10 9 (2.25%) npm
10 9 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (2.25%) Yarn
11 7 (1.75%) dbt
11 7 (1.75%) Fivetran
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.00%) HTTP
2 34 (8.50%) DNS
3 32 (8.00%) Firewall
4 24 (6.00%) DHCP
5 13 (3.25%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.50%) Kerberos
7 9 (2.25%) SAN
8 4 (1.00%) BGP
8 4 (1.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.00%) Internet
8 4 (1.00%) IPv4
8 4 (1.00%) IPv6
8 4 (1.00%) MPLS
8 4 (1.00%) Network Security
8 4 (1.00%) OSPF
9 3 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.75%) SSH
9 3 (0.75%) SSL
9 3 (0.75%) VPN
9 3 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.00%) NoSQL
2 38 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.25%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.00%) DynamoDB
5 8 (2.00%) Power BI
5 8 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.75%) Looker
7 5 (1.25%) SQLite
8 4 (1.00%) Big Data
9 2 (0.50%) CockroachDB
9 2 (0.50%) MySQL
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.25%) Metadata
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) MS Access
10 1 (0.25%) OLAP
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (19.75%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.75%) Git (software)
3 24 (6.00%) TeamCity
4 15 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.25%) gulp
6 9 (2.25%) JIRA
6 9 (2.25%) webpack
7 6 (1.50%) Toad
8 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 206 (51.50%) Social Skills
2 170 (42.50%) Finance
3 60 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (11.00%) Electronics
5 25 (6.25%) Retail
6 24 (6.00%) Marketing
7 19 (4.75%) Presentation Skills
8 16 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
9 15 (3.75%) Influencing Skills
10 12 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (2.75%) Games
12 9 (2.25%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 5 (1.25%) Law
14 5 (1.25%) Legal
15 3 (0.75%) Billing
15 3 (0.75%) German Language
15 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.50%) Advertising
17 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 46 (11.50%) Analyst
3 42 (10.50%) Developer
4 33 (8.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 30 (7.50%) Automation Tester
5 30 (7.50%) Tester
6 26 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.50%) IT Support
8 21 (5.25%) Architect
9 20 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
10 19 (4.75%) Administrator
10 19 (4.75%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (4.25%) C++ Developer
12 16 (4.00%) Consultant
13 15 (3.75%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.75%) DBA
13 15 (3.75%) Junior
14 14 (3.50%) C++/C# Developer
14 14 (3.50%) Financial Analyst
14 14 (3.50%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.50%) .NET
2 58 (14.50%) RESTful
3 44 (11.00%) WPF
4 42 (10.50%) .NET Framework
5 38 (9.50%) .NET Core
6 37 (9.25%) REST
7 35 (8.75%) MFC
8 32 (8.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 32 (8.00%) STL
9 22 (5.50%) HTML
10 20 (5.00%) Spring
10 20 (5.00%) Spring Boot
11 16 (4.00%) LDAP
12 15 (3.75%) CSS
13 11 (2.75%) Hibernate
13 11 (2.75%) Middleware
13 11 (2.75%) React
14 10 (2.50%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.50%) HTML5
15 9 (2.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.00%) User Experience
2 45 (11.25%) Virtual Team
3 34 (8.50%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.25%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.00%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.50%) PKI
9 9 (2.25%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.00%) Biotechnology
12 4 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.75%) CSOC
13 3 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.50%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.50%) Life Science
14 2 (0.50%) Web3
Operating Systems
1 118 (29.50%) Windows
2 44 (11.00%) VMS
3 40 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 37 (9.25%) Linux
5 23 (5.75%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (4.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.25%) CentOS
9 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.50%) Unix
11 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 116 (29.00%) Agile
3 100 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 97 (24.25%) SDLC
5 95 (23.75%) OOP
6 78 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 67 (16.75%) Fintech
9 60 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 58 (14.50%) Microservices
11 55 (13.75%) Performance Testing
12 51 (12.75%) CI/CD
12 51 (12.75%) Computer Science
13 47 (11.75%) Clean Code
13 47 (11.75%) SOLID
13 47 (11.75%) Test Scripting
14 46 (11.50%) Project Management
15 44 (11.00%) OO
15 44 (11.00%) Software Testing
15 44 (11.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 146 (36.50%) SQL
2 142 (35.50%) C#
3 79 (19.75%) C++
4 67 (16.75%) C
5 45 (11.25%) PowerShell
6 23 (5.75%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.00%) Java
7 20 (5.00%) TypeScript
8 18 (4.50%) Bash
9 14 (3.50%) Python
10 9 (2.25%) ES6
11 6 (1.50%) VBA
12 5 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) R
14 1 (0.25%) VC++
14 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 73 (18.25%) Security Cleared
2 67 (16.75%) Degree
3 55 (13.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.25%) CISSP
6 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.00%) CIMA
8 3 (0.75%) ACCA
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.75%) GCIH
8 3 (0.75%) MCP
8 3 (0.75%) MCSA
8 3 (0.75%) MCSE
8 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.50%) PhD
9 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.75%) SLA
2 41 (10.25%) QA
3 12 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.25%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.00%) NIST
5 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.75%) NCSC
7 2 (0.50%) GDPR
7 2 (0.50%) Good Clinical Practice
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (12.25%) Docker
2 44 (11.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.25%) XenApp
6 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 48 (12.00%) Terraform
2 20 (5.00%) Ansible
3 15 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
4 10 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 10 (2.50%) Tivoli
4 10 (2.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (2.25%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (1.75%) SCCM
7 5 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.75%) Nessus
10 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.25%) MIIS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.25%) Podman
11 1 (0.25%) Puppet
11 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 400 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.75%) Samsung
3 45 (11.25%) ANSYS
3 45 (11.25%) Bloomberg
4 37 (9.25%) Oracle
5 29 (7.25%) Google
6 24 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 24 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (5.25%) Cisco
8 20 (5.00%) VMware
9 15 (3.75%) IBM
9 15 (3.75%) JD Edwards
10 13 (3.25%) Palo Alto
11 11 (2.75%) Atlassian
12 10 (2.50%) F5
12 10 (2.50%) SAP
12 10 (2.50%) Veritas
13 7 (1.75%) Sophos
13 7 (1.75%) Talend
14 6 (1.50%) Citrix