Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OLE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OLE over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1194 1163 1279
Rank change year-on-year -31 +116 +21
Permanent jobs citing OLE 9 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.012% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 7
UK median annual salary £57,500 £83,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.34% +86.11% +66.67%
10th Percentile £38,050 £56,625 £28,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £109,875 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 - £42,500

OLE 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 72,762 69,498 78,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.99% 40.28% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 61,387 59,490 67,938
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,166
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.71% +4.81%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

OLE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLE in the UK

OLE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OLE.

Salary trend for OLE in the UK

OLE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OLE over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for OLE in the UK

OLE
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OLE within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 -5 9 £57,500 -31.34% 5
London -20 6 £58,750 -29.85% 1
UK excluding London -11 3 £33,500 - 4
North of England +2 1 - -
North West -10 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £33,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing OLE 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 OLE.

1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery

OLE
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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Raiser's Edge
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) CTI
1 1 (11.11%) H.323
1 1 (11.11%) PABX
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) Protractor
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Digital Delivery Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Agile Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Head of Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Head of Data Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Head of Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Assistant
2 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (11.11%) IVR
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Rundeck
2 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) ATG
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Genesys
3 1 (11.11%) hybris
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 1 (11.11%) VMware