The table below looks at the statistics for Middleware skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware
Rank 154 70 140
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +70
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 97 230 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 3.55% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.39% 7.18% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 82 205 104
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,575
10% offered a salary of more than £79,250 £63,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Middleware
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2863 3205 4145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.16% 49.41% 52.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2536 2861 3735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Middleware
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Middleware Salary Trend in the North West

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Middleware across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Middleware Salary Histogram in the North West

Middleware
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -33 40 £50,000 +8.69% 1
Manchester -54 39 £48,750 +14.70% 4
Merseyside -16 14 £42,500 -26.08% 5
Lancashire -13 3 £61,215 +22.43% 1
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 120 (54.05%) Finance
2 100 (45.05%) Windows
3 98 (44.14%) UNIX
4 83 (37.39%) Oracle
5 74 (33.33%) IBM
6 63 (28.38%) Java
7 56 (25.23%) Mainframe
8 55 (24.77%) Linux
9 49 (22.07%) Oracle Database
10 45 (20.27%) SQL Server
11 43 (19.37%) SOA
11 43 (19.37%) WebSphere
12 39 (17.57%) AIX
13 38 (17.12%) Web Services
13 38 (17.12%) WebSphere MQ
13 38 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (16.22%) IBM Mainframe
16 35 (15.77%) Internet
16 35 (15.77%) XML
17 34 (15.32%) Tandem
17 34 (15.32%) Problem Management
18 32 (14.41%) Brocade
18 32 (14.41%) Retail
18 32 (14.41%) Symantec
18 32 (14.41%) HP
18 32 (14.41%) EMC
18 32 (14.41%) NetApp
18 32 (14.41%) Cisco
18 32 (14.41%) Oracle Fusion

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 43 (19.37%) WebSphere
2 29 (13.06%) WebLogic
3 26 (11.71%) Oracle Service Bus
4 16 (7.21%) JBoss
5 15 (6.76%) IIS
6 5 (2.25%) Apache
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (1.80%) CICS
7 4 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.90%) Node.js
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.80%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.45%) SAP xMII
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.77%) Internet
2 19 (8.56%) SSL
2 19 (8.56%) SAN
3 10 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.05%) Wireless
4 9 (4.05%) HTTP
5 7 (3.15%) FTP
6 3 (1.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.90%) Firewall
8 1 (0.45%) SMTP
8 1 (0.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.07%) Oracle Database
2 45 (20.27%) SQL Server
3 24 (10.81%) DB2
3 24 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (10.36%) Relational Database
5 22 (9.91%) Oracle ODI
6 20 (9.01%) RDBMS
7 19 (8.56%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.35%) Big Data
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.45%) MySQL
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (5.41%) ClearCase
2 9 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (2.70%) JUnit
4 6 (2.70%) Subversion
5 5 (2.25%) Maven
5 5 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.80%) Redmine
7 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.90%) Selenium
9 1 (0.45%) JIRA
9 1 (0.45%) Ant
9 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 120 (54.05%) Finance
2 32 (14.41%) Retail
3 27 (12.16%) Financial Institution
4 25 (11.26%) Banking
5 9 (4.05%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 67 (30.18%) Developer
2 53 (23.87%) Architect
3 48 (21.62%) Infrastructure Architect
4 35 (15.77%) Designer
5 34 (15.32%) Infrastructure Designer
6 27 (12.16%) Oracle Developer
7 23 (10.36%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (9.46%) Java Developer
9 20 (9.01%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 16 (7.21%) Consultant
11 13 (5.86%) Storage Specialist
11 13 (5.86%) Technical Specialist
11 13 (5.86%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.50%) Lead Designer
12 10 (4.50%) Lead Architect
13 8 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 8 (3.60%) SOA Developer
13 8 (3.60%) Analyst
13 8 (3.60%) Technical Leader
13 8 (3.60%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.12%) Web Services
1 38 (17.12%) WebSphere MQ
2 35 (15.77%) XML
3 32 (14.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 25 (11.26%) XSLT
5 18 (8.11%) SOAP
6 17 (7.66%) .NET
7 16 (7.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 13 (5.86%) ISPF
8 13 (5.86%) RESTful
9 12 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.41%) XSD
10 10 (4.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (4.50%) LINQ
10 10 (4.50%) WCF
10 10 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (4.50%) Spring
11 9 (4.05%) .NET Remoting
12 8 (3.60%) J2EE
13 7 (3.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (25.23%) Mainframe
2 36 (16.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 34 (15.32%) Tandem
4 19 (8.56%) FlexPod
5 10 (4.50%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.15%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.80%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.90%) Clustering
10 2 (0.90%) Equities
10 2 (0.90%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.45%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 100 (45.05%) Windows
2 98 (44.14%) UNIX
3 55 (24.77%) Linux
4 39 (17.57%) AIX
5 24 (10.81%) zOS
6 20 (9.01%) SUSE
6 20 (9.01%) Solaris
6 20 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (8.56%) HPUX
7 19 (8.56%) OS/400
8 2 (0.90%) VME
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.37%) SOA
2 38 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (15.32%) Problem Management
5 30 (13.51%) Risk Analysis
6 24 (10.81%) Mentoring
7 22 (9.91%) ITIL
8 20 (9.01%) Business Continuity
9 19 (8.56%) Coaching
9 19 (8.56%) Infrastructure Management
10 17 (7.66%) TDD
11 15 (6.76%) Risk Management
12 14 (6.31%) Incident Management
12 14 (6.31%) Project Management
13 13 (5.86%) Benchmarking
13 13 (5.86%) Data Management
13 13 (5.86%) Migration
13 13 (5.86%) Data Protection
14 12 (5.41%) Automated Testing
15 11 (4.95%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.38%) Java
2 30 (13.51%) C#
3 26 (11.71%) SQL
4 18 (8.11%) C++
5 14 (6.31%) Perl
6 13 (5.86%) JCL
7 12 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.95%) C
9 9 (4.05%) XPath
9 9 (4.05%) VB
10 6 (2.70%) COBOL
11 5 (2.25%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.35%) PHP
13 3 (1.35%) Python
14 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.45%) XQuery
15 1 (0.45%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (8.56%) SC Cleared
1 19 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.15%) ISEB
3 5 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.36%) SLA
2 13 (5.86%) QA
3 7 (3.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (8.56%) Hyper-V
1 19 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (8.56%) KVM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.01%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.45%) MOM
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 83 (37.39%) Oracle
2 74 (33.33%) IBM
3 32 (14.41%) Brocade
3 32 (14.41%) Symantec
3 32 (14.41%) HP
3 32 (14.41%) EMC
3 32 (14.41%) NetApp
3 32 (14.41%) Cisco
4 22 (9.91%) Red Hat
5 21 (9.46%) Microsoft
6 19 (8.56%) CheckPoint
6 19 (8.56%) Juniper
6 19 (8.56%) BMC
6 19 (8.56%) CA
6 19 (8.56%) VMware
7 7 (3.15%) Talend
8 4 (1.80%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.35%) SAP
10 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.90%) Hyperion
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