Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 300 266
Rank change year-on-year -22 -34 -37
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 1,563 1,849 2,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.13% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.54% 2.80% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,032 1,291 1,765
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £37,550 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 61,547 66,147 70,716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.16% 40.33% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,259 55,131 61,851
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Middleware in England

Middleware
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the England region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
London -17 707 £72,500 +3.57% 82
South East +48 373 £57,500 +9.52% 30
North of England +2 267 £52,500 +5.00% 42
Yorkshire +80 184 £58,250 +16.50% 27
East of England -35 80 £55,000 -4.35% 23
North West -61 77 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Midlands -50 71 £47,500 +5.56% 26
South West -38 63 £47,500 -13.64% 17
West Midlands -38 46 £58,750 +27.03% 18
East Midlands -5 25 £45,000 +57.89% 8
North East -26 8 £100,000 +50.38% 4
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 515 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (31.80%) Java
3 488 (31.22%) Finance
4 467 (29.88%) SQL
4 467 (29.88%) Oracle
5 426 (27.26%) Linux
6 323 (20.67%) SQL Server
7 293 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 290 (18.55%) Windows
9 275 (17.59%) DevOps
10 262 (16.76%) .NET
11 261 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
12 254 (16.25%) Degree
13 251 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 243 (15.55%) Web Services
15 238 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
16 237 (15.16%) SOA
17 235 (15.04%) Project Management
18 226 (14.46%) Unix
19 225 (14.40%) C#
20 222 (14.20%) Python
21 191 (12.22%) JavaScript
22 189 (12.09%) Scrum
23 180 (11.52%) REST
24 179 (11.45%) Software Engineering
25 178 (11.39%) Service Management
26 176 (11.26%) IBM
27 174 (11.13%) Git (software)
28 173 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
29 171 (10.94%) Continuous Integration

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 144 (9.21%) WebSphere
2 134 (8.57%) WebLogic
3 99 (6.33%) Apache
4 94 (6.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 89 (5.69%) JBoss
6 76 (4.86%) Tomcat
7 58 (3.71%) IIS
8 52 (3.33%) CMS
8 52 (3.33%) Confluence
9 49 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
9 49 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (2.62%) MQSeries
11 39 (2.50%) OpenStack
12 37 (2.37%) Apache Spark
13 30 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
14 27 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (1.41%) Mule
16 21 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (1.28%) NServiceBus
18 18 (1.15%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
4 14 (0.90%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
6 11 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.70%) Documaker
6 11 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.51%) Infor M3
8 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.51%) Siebel CRM
8 8 (0.51%) StreamServe
9 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 261 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (3.90%) PaaS
4 60 (3.84%) IaaS
5 57 (3.65%) SaaS
6 47 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (2.37%) Office 365
8 35 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (2.24%) GitHub
9 32 (2.05%) IBM Cloud
10 21 (1.34%) Serverless
11 19 (1.22%) Amazon S3
11 19 (1.22%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 12 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.64%) Boomi
14 10 (0.64%) iPaaS
15 9 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 90 (5.76%) Firewall
2 69 (4.41%) Internet
3 64 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 57 (3.65%) HTTP
5 52 (3.33%) DNS
6 49 (3.13%) LAN
7 47 (3.01%) WAN
8 21 (1.34%) FTP
9 20 (1.28%) Network Security
10 19 (1.22%) SSL
11 18 (1.15%) SSH
12 17 (1.09%) DHCP
12 17 (1.09%) SAN
13 16 (1.02%) VPN
14 15 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.96%) IPsec
15 14 (0.90%) NAS
16 13 (0.83%) HTTPS
17 12 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 135 (8.64%) Big Data
3 120 (7.68%) Oracle Database
4 118 (7.55%) NoSQL
5 116 (7.42%) Relational Database
6 105 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
7 103 (6.59%) MongoDB
8 82 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (5.12%) MySQL
10 73 (4.67%) RDBMS
11 52 (3.33%) DB2
12 49 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (2.69%) Hadoop
15 41 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 39 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
18 32 (2.05%) Power BI
19 30 (1.92%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 174 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 144 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 100 (6.40%) JIRA
4 94 (6.01%) Maven
5 60 (3.84%) Subversion
6 40 (2.56%) JUnit
7 38 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (2.37%) Gradle
9 35 (2.24%) Eclipse
10 32 (2.05%) NUnit
10 32 (2.05%) Selenium
11 29 (1.86%) TeamCity
12 28 (1.79%) Artifactory
13 27 (1.73%) Bitbucket
14 26 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
15 25 (1.60%) Cucumber
16 24 (1.54%) IntelliJ
17 22 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
18 21 (1.34%) Moq
18 21 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 488 (31.22%) Finance
2 171 (10.94%) Banking
3 77 (4.93%) Retail
4 68 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 62 (3.97%) Manufacturing
6 54 (3.45%) Front Office
7 49 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 47 (3.01%) Marketing
9 35 (2.24%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.86%) Electronics
11 18 (1.15%) Advertising
11 18 (1.15%) Back Office
12 17 (1.09%) Law
13 16 (1.02%) Local Government
14 12 (0.77%) Publishing
15 9 (0.58%) Legal
16 8 (0.51%) Games
16 8 (0.51%) Military
17 5 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (26.42%) Developer
2 301 (19.26%) Architect
3 125 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 118 (7.55%) Analyst
5 98 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 89 (5.69%) Consultant
7 83 (5.31%) Software Engineer
8 76 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 68 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 68 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 63 (4.03%) IT Engineer
11 57 (3.65%) Technical Architect
12 56 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
13 52 (3.33%) Support Analyst
14 46 (2.94%) Integration Developer
15 45 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
16 44 (2.82%) Applications Support
16 44 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
16 44 (2.82%) Lead Developer
16 44 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (16.76%) .NET
2 243 (15.55%) Web Services
3 180 (11.52%) REST
4 170 (10.88%) Spring
5 125 (8.00%) HTML
6 123 (7.87%) SOAP
6 123 (7.87%) XML
7 115 (7.36%) AngularJS
8 109 (6.97%) RESTful
9 106 (6.78%) Kafka
10 99 (6.33%) JSON
11 85 (5.44%) ASP.NET
11 85 (5.44%) CSS
12 84 (5.37%) Oracle Fusion
13 78 (4.99%) RabbitMQ
14 77 (4.93%) JMS
15 76 (4.86%) J2EE
16 75 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 73 (4.67%) HTML5
18 69 (4.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 173 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (10.36%) Data Centre
3 121 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
4 95 (6.08%) Management Information System
5 89 (5.69%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.20%) Fixed Income
7 47 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 46 (2.94%) Mainframe
9 43 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 37 (2.37%) Fintech
11 35 (2.24%) Cyberthreat
12 33 (2.11%) Data Structures
13 32 (2.05%) Algorithms
14 29 (1.86%) User Experience
15 26 (1.66%) Client/Server
15 26 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (1.60%) PMI
17 23 (1.47%) Derivative
18 22 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
19 21 (1.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 426 (27.26%) Linux
2 290 (18.55%) Windows
3 226 (14.46%) Unix
4 110 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 108 (6.91%) Windows Server
6 72 (4.61%) Solaris
7 59 (3.77%) CentOS
8 52 (3.33%) AIX
9 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 19 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.15%) Android
12 18 (1.15%) HPUX
13 16 (1.02%) zOS
14 12 (0.77%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (17.59%) DevOps
3 238 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
4 237 (15.16%) SOA
5 235 (15.04%) Project Management
6 189 (12.09%) Scrum
7 179 (11.45%) Software Engineering
8 178 (11.39%) Service Management
9 171 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 167 (10.68%) IT Strategy
11 165 (10.56%) SDLC
12 155 (9.92%) OO
13 152 (9.72%) Test Automation
14 151 (9.66%) TDD
15 125 (8.00%) ITIL
16 124 (7.93%) Analytics
17 115 (7.36%) MVC
18 109 (6.97%) Waterfall
19 106 (6.78%) ERP
19 106 (6.78%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 497 (31.80%) Java
2 467 (29.88%) SQL
3 225 (14.40%) C#
4 222 (14.20%) Python
5 191 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 106 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 84 (5.37%) Shell Script
8 75 (4.80%) C
9 71 (4.54%) Bash Shell
10 70 (4.48%) C++
11 67 (4.29%) Perl
11 67 (4.29%) PL/SQL
12 58 (3.71%) Java 8
13 42 (2.69%) T-SQL
14 39 (2.50%) PHP
15 35 (2.24%) Ruby
16 24 (1.54%) Go
16 24 (1.54%) Scala
16 24 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 254 (16.25%) Degree
2 87 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 25 (1.60%) MCSE
7 22 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (1.22%) Master's Degree
9 19 (1.22%) RHCE
10 15 (0.96%) RHCSA
11 12 (0.77%) PhD
12 11 (0.70%) CISSP
13 9 (0.58%) ISEB
14 8 (0.51%) MCSD
15 7 (0.45%) MCSA
15 7 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (8.25%) PMO
2 74 (4.73%) QA
3 38 (2.43%) SLA
4 21 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.45%) GDPR
6 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.38%) COBIT
7 6 (0.38%) HL7
7 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.19%) MiFID
8 3 (0.19%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.064%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.064%) JTAG
10 1 (0.064%) MISRA
10 1 (0.064%) SEPA
System Software
1 130 (8.32%) Docker
2 102 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.41%) Active Directory
4 59 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 29 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
6 25 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (1.22%) vSphere
9 16 (1.02%) VirtualBox
10 15 (0.96%) HDFS
10 15 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.70%) NFS
12 11 (0.70%) Samba
12 11 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.45%) KVM
13 7 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.38%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 139 (8.89%) Ansible
2 128 (8.19%) Puppet
3 59 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 42 (2.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 30 (1.92%) vRealize
7 25 (1.60%) Terraform
8 23 (1.47%) SCOM
9 20 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 20 (1.28%) ZABBIX
10 19 (1.22%) Data Guard
10 19 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
11 17 (1.09%) Xymon
12 16 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
12 16 (1.02%) Nagios
12 16 (1.02%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.96%) Automic
14 14 (0.90%) SCCM
15 11 (0.70%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 467 (29.88%) Oracle
2 293 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 176 (11.26%) IBM
4 131 (8.38%) VMware
5 107 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 78 (4.99%) Google
7 69 (4.41%) SAP
8 60 (3.84%) TIBCO
9 54 (3.45%) Splunk
10 48 (3.07%) HP
11 45 (2.88%) Cisco
12 43 (2.75%) MuleSoft
13 42 (2.69%) Solace
14 39 (2.50%) ServiceNow
15 31 (1.98%) SolarWinds
16 30 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (1.86%) AppDynamics
17 29 (1.86%) Cognizant
17 29 (1.86%) WorldPay
18 27 (1.73%) F5