The first table below looks at the demand for Middleware skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 146 114 154
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +40
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 62 100 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.79% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 4.92% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 47 81 36
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £69,750 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -1.05%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2018 2031 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.39% 36.38% 40.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1722 1809 1714
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Middleware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Middleware
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Middleware Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Middleware across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Middleware Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Middleware
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(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
Staffordshire -23 17 £47,500 +9.82% 2
Birmingham -20 14 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +11 13 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Coventry +7 8 £48,750 +21.87%
West Bromwich -5 5 - -
Walsall - 3 £55,000 -
Solihull -6 2 - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 38 (33.63%) C#
3 37 (32.74%) .NET
4 32 (28.32%) SQL
5 30 (26.55%) VB.NET
5 30 (26.55%) Java
6 28 (24.78%) Oracle
7 27 (23.89%) Finance
8 26 (23.01%) HTML
8 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET
8 26 (23.01%) MS Excel
9 22 (19.47%) E-Commerce
9 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
10 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (16.81%) VB
12 18 (15.93%) CSS
12 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
12 18 (15.93%) WebSphere
12 18 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (15.04%) WebLogic
13 17 (15.04%) Linux
14 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.27%) Unit Testing
15 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
16 14 (12.39%) ITIL
16 14 (12.39%) Scrum
17 13 (11.50%) SOA
17 13 (11.50%) Oracle Fusion
18 12 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
18 12 (10.62%) XML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (15.93%) WebSphere
2 17 (15.04%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.08%) Apache
5 7 (6.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.77%) IIS
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.88%) nginx
10 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 26 (23.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Maximo
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (4.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.42%) assyst
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.88%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) LDAP
2 3 (2.65%) Extranet
3 2 (1.77%) Firewall
3 2 (1.77%) Internet
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) OSPF
4 1 (0.88%) BGP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.88%) Network Security
4 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.42%) DB2
4 5 (4.42%) MS Access
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Subversion
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.54%) JIRA
3 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.77%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.77%) LoadUI
4 2 (1.77%) JMeter
4 2 (1.77%) Selenium
4 2 (1.77%) jMock
4 2 (1.77%) Ant
4 2 (1.77%) JUnit
4 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (0.88%) LSMW
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Retail
3 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Developer
2 28 (24.78%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.93%) Analyst
4 14 (12.39%) Architect
5 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.73%) VB.NET Developer
6 11 (9.73%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Systems Developer
9 7 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.19%) DBA
9 7 (6.19%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (5.31%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Development Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Java Architect
11 5 (4.42%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.74%) .NET
2 26 (23.01%) HTML
2 26 (23.01%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.93%) CSS
4 13 (11.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (10.62%) XML
6 11 (9.73%) J2EE
6 11 (9.73%) Java EE
7 6 (5.31%) WebCenter
7 6 (5.31%) Classic ASP
8 5 (4.42%) JMS
9 4 (3.54%) Spring
9 4 (3.54%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.54%) Web Services
10 3 (2.65%) SOAP
10 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (1.77%) REST
11 2 (1.77%) HTML5
11 2 (1.77%) EDI
12 1 (0.88%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.08%) CMDB
3 8 (7.08%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Replication
5 3 (2.65%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.65%) Open Source
6 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.88%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 11 (9.73%) UNIX
2 11 (9.73%) Solaris
3 6 (5.31%) Windows
4 4 (3.54%) AIX
5 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) E-Commerce
2 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.27%) Unit Testing
5 14 (12.39%) ITIL
5 14 (12.39%) Scrum
6 13 (11.50%) SOA
7 12 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (9.73%) OO
8 11 (9.73%) Migration
8 11 (9.73%) Mobile Application Development
9 10 (8.85%) OOD
9 10 (8.85%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.96%) Change Management
10 9 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
11 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
13 6 (5.31%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.63%) C#
2 32 (28.32%) SQL
3 30 (26.55%) VB.NET
3 30 (26.55%) Java
4 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
5 19 (16.81%) VB
6 11 (9.73%) VB6
7 8 (7.08%) Erlang
8 7 (6.19%) F#
8 7 (6.19%) Scala
9 5 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.42%) Haskell
10 3 (2.65%) Perl
10 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.65%) Korn
11 2 (1.77%) PHP5
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
11 2 (1.77%) Python
11 2 (1.77%) PHP
11 2 (1.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.42%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.42%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (4.42%) Control-M
3 3 (2.65%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.88%) OPNET
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Oracle
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.31%) BMC
3 6 (5.31%) IBM
4 5 (4.42%) Lotus
4 5 (4.42%) Hyperion
4 5 (4.42%) Intel
5 4 (3.54%) Fujitsu
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
6 3 (2.65%) Remedy
6 3 (2.65%) Sun
6 3 (2.65%) CA
7 2 (1.77%) Talend
7 2 (1.77%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.77%) Informatica
7 2 (1.77%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) Mercator
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix
8 1 (0.88%) Software AG
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