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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Middleware
Rank 152 111 161
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +50
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 62 98 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.76% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 4.77% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 47 80 38
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,000 £60,750
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
2020 2053 1975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.61% 36.95% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1724 1829 1737
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 25 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 25 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 -22 17 £47,500 +9.82% 2
Birmingham -17 14 £50,000 +2.56% 3
Warwickshire +13 13 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Coventry +2 8 £48,750 +8.33%
West Bromwich -4 5 - -
Walsall - 3 £55,000 -
Solihull -4 2 - -
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 39 (33.91%) C#
3 38 (33.04%) .NET
4 32 (27.83%) SQL
5 31 (26.96%) VB.NET
5 31 (26.96%) Java
6 28 (24.35%) Finance
7 27 (23.48%) Oracle
7 27 (23.48%) ASP.NET
7 27 (23.48%) MS Excel
8 26 (22.61%) HTML
9 23 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
11 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (16.52%) WebSphere
12 19 (16.52%) VB
13 18 (15.65%) CSS
13 18 (15.65%) WebLogic
13 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
13 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (14.78%) Linux
15 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
16 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
16 15 (13.04%) ITIL
16 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
17 14 (12.17%) Scrum
17 14 (12.17%) SOA
18 13 (11.30%) HTTP
19 12 (10.43%) Java EE
19 12 (10.43%) XML

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 19 (16.52%) WebSphere
2 18 (15.65%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.96%) Apache
5 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.35%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.74%) IIS
10 1 (0.87%) nginx
10 1 (0.87%) Node.js
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 27 (23.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Maximo
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (4.35%) assyst
3 5 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.87%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.87%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.30%) HTTP
2 3 (2.61%) LDAP
2 3 (2.61%) Extranet
3 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.87%) Network Security
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.87%) DHCP
4 1 (0.87%) FTP
4 1 (0.87%) OSPF
4 1 (0.87%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.35%) DB2
4 5 (4.35%) MS Access
5 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Subversion
1 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.48%) JIRA
3 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.74%) LoadUI
4 2 (1.74%) JMeter
4 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.74%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.74%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.74%) Selenium
4 2 (1.74%) jMock
4 2 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.74%) Ant
4 2 (1.74%) JUnit
4 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (0.87%) LSMW
General
1 28 (24.35%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Retail
3 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Local Government
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (33.04%) Developer
2 29 (25.22%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.65%) Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Architect
5 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.57%) VB.NET Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Systems Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.09%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (6.09%) DBA
9 7 (6.09%) Development Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Senior DBA
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Oracle DBA
11 5 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.04%) .NET
2 27 (23.48%) ASP.NET
3 26 (22.61%) HTML
4 18 (15.65%) CSS
5 12 (10.43%) J2EE
5 12 (10.43%) XML
5 12 (10.43%) Java EE
5 12 (10.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (6.09%) Classic ASP
7 6 (5.22%) WebCenter
8 5 (4.35%) JMS
9 4 (3.48%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.48%) Spring
9 4 (3.48%) Web Services
10 3 (2.61%) SOAP
10 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (1.74%) HTML5
11 2 (1.74%) REST
11 2 (1.74%) EDI
12 1 (0.87%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.96%) CMDB
3 8 (6.96%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 3 (2.61%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.61%) Open Source
7 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.87%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.87%) SCORM
8 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Linux
2 11 (9.57%) UNIX
2 11 (9.57%) Solaris
3 6 (5.22%) Windows
4 4 (3.48%) AIX
5 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.04%) ITIL
4 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 14 (12.17%) SOA
5 14 (12.17%) Scrum
6 12 (10.43%) OO
6 12 (10.43%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (9.57%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (9.57%) OOD
7 11 (9.57%) Migration
8 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.83%) Change Management
9 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.09%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.09%) Network Management
11 7 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.91%) C#
2 32 (27.83%) SQL
3 31 (26.96%) Java
3 31 (26.96%) VB.NET
4 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
5 19 (16.52%) VB
6 11 (9.57%) VB6
7 8 (6.96%) Erlang
8 7 (6.09%) F#
8 7 (6.09%) Scala
9 5 (4.35%) Haskell
9 5 (4.35%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.61%) Perl
10 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.61%) Korn
11 2 (1.74%) PHP5
11 2 (1.74%) Python
11 2 (1.74%) Ruby
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.87%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (4.35%) Control-M
3 3 (2.61%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.87%) OPNET
4 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 27 (23.48%) Oracle
2 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.22%) BMC
3 6 (5.22%) IBM
4 5 (4.35%) Hyperion
4 5 (4.35%) Intel
4 5 (4.35%) Lotus
5 4 (3.48%) Fujitsu
6 3 (2.61%) Remedy
6 3 (2.61%) Sun
6 3 (2.61%) SAP
6 3 (2.61%) CA
7 2 (1.74%) Informatica
7 2 (1.74%) Talend
7 2 (1.74%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.74%) webMethods
8 1 (0.87%) Mercator
8 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.87%) Riverbed
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