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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Component Object Model (COM)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 242 220
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22  
Permanent jobs citing COM 8 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.049% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 4
Median salary £45,000 £50,250 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.44% +51.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £49,650 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £50,850 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.28% +9.37%  

COM is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2071 2165
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 39.97% 34.00% 37.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1734 1968
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

COM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing COM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 £75,000 - 9
Staffordshire +15 2 £36,250 -26.76% 2
Coventry -5 1 £87,500 +71.56% 4
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
COM
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing COM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for COM.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) ERP
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) Presales
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Master's Degree
5 2 (20.00%) SCADA
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Automotive
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) .NET

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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) ERP Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) SCADA
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Database Security
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
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