Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 120 138
Rank change year-on-year +43 +18 -37
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 109 21 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.42% 0.94% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.29% 2.31% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 64 9 20
Cheshire median annual salary £47,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.33% -11.76% -17.48%
10th Percentile £34,300 £20,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £59,375
North West median annual salary £50,000 £57,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -12.28% +26.67% -10.00%

Middleware is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,315 909 1,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.24% 40.84% 38.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,037 812 990
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £39,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.83% +4.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,150 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Cheshire

Middleware
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Middleware in Cheshire

Middleware
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Middleware in Cheshire

Middleware
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford 0 51 £48,000 - 7
Chester -20 1 £35,000 -
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Middleware
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Middleware 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 67 (61.47%) Unix
2 57 (52.29%) Banking
3 49 (44.95%) Finance
4 46 (42.20%) Windows
5 43 (39.45%) Linux
6 40 (36.70%) Java
7 33 (30.28%) Investment Banking
7 33 (30.28%) Wealth Management
8 32 (29.36%) Risk Management
9 31 (28.44%) Law
9 31 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (28.44%) Tomcat
9 31 (28.44%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (25.69%) JBoss
11 27 (24.77%) Apache
12 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
12 25 (22.94%) WebSphere
13 24 (22.02%) IBM
14 23 (21.10%) Oracle
15 21 (19.27%) SQL
15 21 (19.27%) Python
16 20 (18.35%) ITIL
16 20 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (18.35%) CA Wily
16 20 (18.35%) OpenShift
17 19 (17.43%) AppDynamics
18 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
18 18 (16.51%) Shell Script
19 17 (15.60%) AIX
19 17 (15.60%) WebSphere Application Server

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 31 (28.44%) Tomcat
2 28 (25.69%) JBoss
3 27 (24.77%) Apache
4 25 (22.94%) WebSphere
5 17 (15.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (11.01%) Confluence
7 6 (5.50%) IIS
8 3 (2.75%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (2.75%) iPlanet
8 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.83%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.92%) CICS
10 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.44%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (18.35%) OpenShift
3 9 (8.26%) PaaS
4 3 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.75%) Serverless
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) HTTP
2 12 (11.01%) SSL
3 7 (6.42%) Internet
4 4 (3.67%) Firewall
5 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.92%) DMZ
6 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) MS Access
3 9 (8.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.50%) MySQL
5 3 (2.75%) DB2
5 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.75%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.83%) QlikView
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.92%) GIS
7 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) JIRA
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (9.17%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.67%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.75%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.83%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.83%) Maven
8 1 (0.92%) Ant
8 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.92%) JMeter
8 1 (0.92%) JUnit
8 1 (0.92%) Selenium
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) TestNG
8 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (52.29%) Banking
2 49 (44.95%) Finance
3 33 (30.28%) Investment Banking
4 31 (28.44%) Law
5 9 (8.26%) Retail Banking
6 6 (5.50%) Advertising
7 4 (3.67%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (3.67%) Retail
8 2 (1.83%) Electronics
9 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (27.52%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) Applications Support
3 12 (11.01%) Middleware Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Banking Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Data Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Developer
5 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Technician
6 5 (4.59%) Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Database Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) DBA
8 3 (2.75%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (2.75%) Middleware Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) LDAP
2 12 (11.01%) .NET
3 11 (10.09%) REST
4 10 (9.17%) SOAP
5 9 (8.26%) HTML
5 9 (8.26%) ODBC
6 6 (5.50%) JSON
6 6 (5.50%) LAMP
6 6 (5.50%) Web Services
7 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (4.59%) HTML5
7 5 (4.59%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (4.59%) jQuery
7 5 (4.59%) RESTful
8 4 (3.67%) Ajax
8 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.67%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Mainframe
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.17%) User Experience
4 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Tandem
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (61.47%) Unix
2 46 (42.20%) Windows
3 43 (39.45%) Linux
4 17 (15.60%) AIX
5 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.50%) Solaris
7 4 (3.67%) Android
7 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) Wealth Management
2 32 (29.36%) Risk Management
3 31 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.35%) ITIL
4 20 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.76%) Incident Management
5 15 (13.76%) Information Security
6 13 (11.93%) Change Management
6 13 (11.93%) Data Extraction
6 13 (11.93%) Scrum
7 12 (11.01%) Configuration Management
7 12 (11.01%) DevOps
8 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.09%) Migration
9 10 (9.17%) Line Management
10 9 (8.26%) OO
10 9 (8.26%) Open Source
10 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.26%) TDD
10 9 (8.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) Java
2 21 (19.27%) Python
2 21 (19.27%) SQL
3 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.51%) Shell Script
4 16 (14.68%) Perl
5 9 (8.26%) C#
6 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
6 5 (4.59%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) C
8 3 (2.75%) Go
9 2 (1.83%) Groovy
9 2 (1.83%) Jython
9 2 (1.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.92%) JCL
10 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.68%) Degree
2 11 (10.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Docker
2 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) CA Wily
2 16 (14.68%) BladeLogic
3 15 (13.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (11.93%) Ganglia
5 6 (5.50%) Nagios
6 5 (4.59%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.67%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.75%) Puppet
9 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.83%) Netcool
9 2 (1.83%) SCOM
9 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.92%) Ansible
10 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) IBM
2 23 (21.10%) Oracle
3 19 (17.43%) AppDynamics
4 14 (12.84%) Splunk
4 14 (12.84%) Teradata
5 13 (11.93%) CA
5 13 (11.93%) Tableau
6 11 (10.09%) ServiceNow
7 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.42%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.83%) HP
9 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.92%) BMC
10 1 (0.92%) SAP
10 1 (0.92%) SEEBURGER
10 1 (0.92%) Sun