Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 315 341
Rank change year-on-year +35 +26 -20
Permanent jobs citing COM 18 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 14
West Midlands median annual salary £45,750 £52,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.86% +15.38% +42.19%
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £88,750 £53,700
England median annual salary £51,250 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +20.59% -7.61% +8.24%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,989 3,953 4,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.94% 39.52% 34.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,520 3,465 3,505
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,600 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing COM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for COM in the West Midlands

COM
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Birmingham +9 10 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Staffordshire +5 3 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £25,500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £40,000 -
COM
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COM.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Presales
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (33.33%) VLAN
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (33.33%) Meraki
5 5 (27.78%) Driving Licence
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) QRadar
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) CCNP
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) TACACS
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001

COM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) VLAN
1 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Firepower
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Wireless
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) MPLS
2 5 (27.78%) OSPF
2 5 (27.78%) TACACS
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
2 5 (27.78%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) WiX
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Network Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Presales Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Presales Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) MFC
3 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) Driving Licence
3 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Presales
2 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 5 (27.78%) Network Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Network Management
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Service Design
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Copywriting
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) SLA
3 3 (16.67%) GDPR
4 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) QRadar
1 5 (27.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Meraki
4 5 (27.78%) F5
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) SolarWinds
4 5 (27.78%) Tripwire
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow