Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 326 312
Rank change year-on-year -43 -14 -53
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 1,001 1,480 1,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.98% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 2.46% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 717 985 1,309
England median annual salary £57,988 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.35% - -
10th Percentile £36,900 £37,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% -

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 47,749 60,247 67,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.24% 39.78% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 39,868 50,117 56,784
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +8 499 £75,000 +3.45% 85
South East -65 175 £55,000 -3.64% 40
North of England -90 104 £50,000 - 25
Midlands +19 93 £44,000 -12.00% 10
East of England +98 66 £60,000 +9.09% 17
West Midlands -2 58 £48,400 -17.62% 9
South West -8 55 £50,300 +0.60% 15
North West +17 50 £57,988 +22.08% 15
Yorkshire -86 47 £47,500 -13.64% 10
East Midlands +21 35 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North East +19 7 £47,091 -52.91%
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 427 (42.66%) Java
2 326 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (27.27%) Linux
4 244 (24.38%) SQL
5 225 (22.48%) Finance
6 221 (22.08%) Oracle
7 213 (21.28%) Web Services
8 203 (20.28%) DevOps
9 189 (18.88%) Windows
10 181 (18.08%) SOA
11 176 (17.58%) JavaScript
12 164 (16.38%) SDLC
13 161 (16.08%) SQL Server
13 161 (16.08%) AWS
14 151 (15.08%) XML
15 150 (14.99%) Software Engineering
16 143 (14.29%) REST
17 142 (14.19%) Microsoft
18 140 (13.99%) C#
19 137 (13.69%) .NET
20 134 (13.39%) CSS
21 123 (12.29%) Azure
22 120 (11.99%) Python
23 119 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
24 116 (11.59%) IBM
25 112 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
26 111 (11.09%) Degree
27 105 (10.49%) OO
28 103 (10.29%) Banking
28 103 (10.29%) Git (software)

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 83 (8.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 81 (8.09%) Apache
3 80 (7.99%) Tomcat
4 79 (7.89%) WebLogic
5 71 (7.09%) JBoss
6 61 (6.09%) WebSphere
7 38 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (3.60%) Confluence
9 32 (3.20%) Mule
10 27 (2.70%) IIS
11 26 (2.60%) Oracle Service Bus
11 26 (2.60%) SharePoint
12 25 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (2.10%) Mule ESB
14 18 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
17 11 (1.10%) Tornado
18 10 (1.00%) Anypoint
18 10 (1.00%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.30%) HipChat
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.100%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.100%) Mingle
6 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.10%) Documaker
6 9 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.90%) Shopify
7 8 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.70%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.60%) HFM
9 6 (0.60%) SAP MM
9 6 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.50%) Eikon
10 5 (0.50%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.50%) Oracle FAH
10 5 (0.50%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.30%) Magento
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.30%) SAP ICH
Cloud Services
1 161 (16.08%) AWS
2 123 (12.29%) Azure
3 57 (5.69%) SaaS
4 43 (4.30%) IaaS
5 35 (3.50%) GCP
6 33 (3.30%) Boomi
7 31 (3.10%) OpenShift
8 25 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (2.40%) PaaS
10 18 (1.80%) Office 365
11 16 (1.60%) GitHub
12 12 (1.20%) Serverless
13 11 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.00%) Oracle CX
15 7 (0.70%) AWS Fargate
15 7 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.70%) Power Platform
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
16 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.60%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.20%) HTTP
2 35 (3.50%) Internet
3 31 (3.10%) Firewall
4 19 (1.90%) X.509
5 16 (1.60%) SAN
5 16 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.20%) DNS
7 11 (1.10%) NAS
8 8 (0.80%) FTP
9 7 (0.70%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.70%) LAN
9 7 (0.70%) WAN
10 6 (0.60%) DHCP
10 6 (0.60%) Network Security
10 6 (0.60%) SNA
11 4 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.40%) Tactical Data Link
12 3 (0.30%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.99%) Big Data
2 70 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.90%) RDBMS
3 49 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (3.20%) Oracle Database
6 29 (2.90%) GIS
6 29 (2.90%) MySQL
7 28 (2.80%) Geospatial Data
8 26 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 25 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (2.30%) JasperReports
11 22 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (1.80%) Blockchain
12 18 (1.80%) DB2
12 18 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
13 16 (1.60%) NoSQL
14 13 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 103 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 79 (7.89%) JIRA
4 54 (5.39%) Maven
5 47 (4.70%) JUnit
5 47 (4.70%) SoapUI
6 45 (4.50%) Selenium
7 42 (4.20%) Subversion
8 41 (4.10%) Eclipse
9 38 (3.80%) TeamCity
10 29 (2.90%) Eclipse RCP
11 28 (2.80%) Cucumber
12 27 (2.70%) Visual Studio
13 26 (2.60%) Ant
13 26 (2.60%) Hudson
14 25 (2.50%) CruiseControl
14 25 (2.50%) FishEye
15 21 (2.10%) ClearQuest
16 14 (1.40%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 225 (22.48%) Finance
2 103 (10.29%) Banking
3 75 (7.49%) Retail
4 49 (4.90%) Marketing
5 37 (3.70%) Aerospace
6 27 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 22 (2.20%) Front Office
9 21 (2.10%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.80%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.70%) Billing
11 17 (1.70%) Law
12 16 (1.60%) Automotive
13 13 (1.30%) Military
14 12 (1.20%) Legal
15 11 (1.10%) Local Government
16 10 (1.00%) Games
17 8 (0.80%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.70%) Advertising
18 7 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 290 (28.97%) Developer
2 156 (15.58%) Architect
3 92 (9.19%) Software Engineer
4 78 (7.79%) Java Developer
5 70 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
6 68 (6.79%) Consultant
7 58 (5.79%) Analyst
8 55 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 49 (4.90%) Integration Developer
10 42 (4.20%) Java Engineer
11 38 (3.80%) Applications Support
12 36 (3.60%) Integration Architect
13 34 (3.40%) Support Analyst
14 32 (3.20%) Applications Developer
15 30 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
15 30 (3.00%) Principal Engineer
16 29 (2.90%) Applications Support Analyst
16 29 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
16 29 (2.90%) Middleware Engineer
17 26 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (21.28%) Web Services
2 151 (15.08%) XML
3 143 (14.29%) REST
4 137 (13.69%) .NET
5 134 (13.39%) CSS
6 100 (9.99%) HTML
7 96 (9.59%) Spring
8 93 (9.29%) SOAP
9 89 (8.89%) JSON
10 83 (8.29%) JMS
11 70 (6.99%) XSLT
12 67 (6.69%) jQuery
13 66 (6.59%) J2EE
14 62 (6.19%) Ajax
15 60 (5.99%) ASP.NET
16 59 (5.89%) RESTful
17 55 (5.49%) AngularJS
18 43 (4.30%) Apache Flex
19 41 (4.10%) Hibernate
19 41 (4.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
3 57 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 45 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (4.20%) Data Centre
6 33 (3.30%) User Experience
7 31 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 31 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (3.00%) Client/Server
9 27 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (2.60%) Algorithms
11 22 (2.20%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.50%) Derivative
13 14 (1.40%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.10%) Blog
14 11 (1.10%) DataPower
15 10 (1.00%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.80%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 273 (27.27%) Linux
2 189 (18.88%) Windows
3 82 (8.19%) Unix
4 55 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.90%) Solaris
8 8 (0.80%) AIX
9 7 (0.70%) VME
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.50%) Fedora
10 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.40%) Android
12 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.30%) HPUX
12 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.30%) zOS
13 2 (0.20%) SUSE
14 1 (0.100%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (32.57%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (20.28%) DevOps
3 181 (18.08%) SOA
4 164 (16.38%) SDLC
5 150 (14.99%) Software Engineering
6 119 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (10.49%) OO
8 87 (8.69%) Project Management
9 82 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (8.09%) Technical Leadership
11 78 (7.79%) Analytics
12 76 (7.59%) Migration
13 75 (7.49%) Mentoring
14 74 (7.39%) Computer Science
14 74 (7.39%) Scrum
14 74 (7.39%) TDD
15 72 (7.19%) Microservices
15 72 (7.19%) Test Automation
16 67 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
17 66 (6.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 427 (42.66%) Java
2 244 (24.38%) SQL
3 176 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 140 (13.99%) C#
5 120 (11.99%) Python
6 93 (9.29%) C++
7 88 (8.79%) C
8 48 (4.80%) PL/SQL
9 38 (3.80%) Java 8
10 31 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.70%) PHP
13 26 (2.60%) Groovy
14 24 (2.40%) XPath
15 21 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.90%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.90%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.60%) Ada
18 15 (1.50%) VB
19 14 (1.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 111 (11.09%) Degree
2 52 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.00%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.50%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.30%) CCNA
10 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.30%) MCSE
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.20%) CISM
11 2 (0.20%) CISSP
11 2 (0.20%) HND
11 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.30%) QA
2 28 (2.80%) SLA
3 11 (1.10%) GDPR
4 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.40%) GLP
5 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.40%) PMO
6 3 (0.30%) GxP
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.100%) COBIT
7 1 (0.100%) MISRA
7 1 (0.100%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (8.39%) Docker
2 69 (6.89%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.50%) Firmware
8 5 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.50%) vSphere
9 4 (0.40%) KVM
10 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.20%) Microcode
10 2 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.20%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.100%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (7.59%) Ansible
2 43 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.20%) Kubernetes
3 32 (3.20%) Puppet
4 18 (1.80%) Terraform
5 12 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
6 11 (1.10%) HAProxy
7 8 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.50%) Nagios
10 5 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (0.40%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 221 (22.08%) Oracle
2 142 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 116 (11.59%) IBM
4 65 (6.49%) TIBCO
5 63 (6.29%) Red Hat
6 54 (5.39%) MuleSoft
7 52 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (4.70%) VMware
9 46 (4.60%) Google
9 46 (4.60%) WorldPay
10 43 (4.30%) Adobe
11 36 (3.60%) Atlassian
12 30 (3.00%) SAP
13 29 (2.90%) Dell
14 25 (2.50%) webMethods
15 16 (1.60%) HP
16 15 (1.50%) Solace
17 12 (1.20%) EMC
17 12 (1.20%) WSO2
18 11 (1.10%) Bloomberg