The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 61 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 65 82 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.43% 4.85% 5.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.58% 9.31% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 59 72 112
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Middleware
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 881 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.98% 52.13% 56.99%
Number of salaries quoted 667 760 1144
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Middleware across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Middleware
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Middleware across the Cheshire region.

Middleware Salary Trend in Cheshire

Middleware
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Middleware across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Middleware Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Middleware
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -10 18 £51,500 +11.95%
Runcorn -3 8 £39,000 -32.75%
Crewe +9 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Chester +7 3 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £41,500 -
Middleware
North West

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware.

1 76 (71.03%) Finance
2 55 (51.40%) Windows
3 52 (48.60%) UNIX
4 33 (30.84%) IBM
5 30 (28.04%) Mainframe
6 27 (25.23%) Java
6 27 (25.23%) Oracle
7 24 (22.43%) Web Services
7 24 (22.43%) Linux
7 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (18.69%) SQL
9 20 (18.69%) Internet
9 20 (18.69%) Tandem
9 20 (18.69%) Problem Management
9 20 (18.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 19 (17.76%) SC Cleared
10 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.82%) Financial Institution
11 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
11 18 (16.82%) Risk Analysis
12 17 (15.89%) .NET
12 17 (15.89%) SLA
13 16 (14.95%) C#
14 15 (14.02%) SSL
14 15 (14.02%) Oracle EBS
15 14 (13.08%) Retail
16 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
16 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.15%) XML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Middleware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Middleware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
2 13 (12.15%) JBoss
3 5 (4.67%) Apache
4 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.87%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.69%) Internet
2 15 (14.02%) SSL
3 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.41%) Wireless
4 8 (7.48%) HTTP
5 6 (5.61%) FTP
6 5 (4.67%) LDAP
7 2 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.93%) DMZ
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Talend Open Studio
1 9 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.87%) Maven
3 2 (1.87%) Selenium
3 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 76 (71.03%) Finance
2 18 (16.82%) Financial Institution
3 14 (13.08%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Developer
2 22 (20.56%) Designer
3 21 (19.63%) Infrastructure Designer
4 19 (17.76%) Architect
5 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (11.21%) Senior Developer
7 11 (10.28%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.41%) Technical Leader
9 8 (7.48%) Consultant
10 7 (6.54%) Lead Designer
10 7 (6.54%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Storage Specialist
11 6 (5.61%) Lead Architect
11 6 (5.61%) Support Specialist
12 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
12 5 (4.67%) Integration Manager
12 5 (4.67%) QA Engineer
13 4 (3.74%) WebSphere Specialist
13 4 (3.74%) Service Manager
14 3 (2.80%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) Web Services
2 17 (15.89%) .NET
3 13 (12.15%) XML
3 13 (12.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (12.15%) .NET Framework
4 12 (11.21%) RESTful
5 11 (10.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 11 (10.28%) WCF
5 11 (10.28%) LINQ
5 11 (10.28%) XSD
5 11 (10.28%) XSLT
6 10 (9.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 10 (9.35%) FIX Protocol
7 9 (8.41%) .NET Remoting
7 9 (8.41%) SOAP
8 8 (7.48%) ISPF
8 8 (7.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (4.67%) Spring
9 5 (4.67%) HTML
10 3 (2.80%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.04%) Mainframe
2 20 (18.69%) Tandem
2 20 (18.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (6.54%) Fixed Income
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.87%) Clustering
6 2 (1.87%) Equities
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.40%) Windows
2 52 (48.60%) UNIX
3 24 (22.43%) Linux
4 12 (11.21%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (18.69%) Problem Management
4 18 (16.82%) Risk Analysis
5 12 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (11.21%) TDD
5 12 (11.21%) Migration
5 12 (11.21%) Automated Testing
6 11 (10.28%) MVC
6 11 (10.28%) Risk Management
6 11 (10.28%) Data Migration
6 11 (10.28%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (9.35%) OO
8 9 (8.41%) ERP
8 9 (8.41%) SOA
8 9 (8.41%) ITIL
8 9 (8.41%) Validation
9 8 (7.48%) Change Management
9 8 (7.48%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.54%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) Java
2 20 (18.69%) SQL
3 16 (14.95%) C#
4 13 (12.15%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.28%) Perl
6 9 (8.41%) XPath
6 9 (8.41%) VB
7 8 (7.48%) JCL
8 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.80%) PHP
10 3 (2.80%) Python
11 2 (1.87%) C++
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) SC Cleared
1 19 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.54%) ISEB
3 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.89%) SLA
2 12 (11.21%) QA
3 10 (9.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.87%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (30.84%) IBM
2 27 (25.23%) Oracle
3 9 (8.41%) Talend
4 7 (6.54%) Brocade
4 7 (6.54%) NetApp
4 7 (6.54%) Symantec
4 7 (6.54%) Cisco
4 7 (6.54%) HP
4 7 (6.54%) EMC
5 3 (2.80%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.80%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.93%) Informatica
7 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.93%) Telerik