Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 306 262
Rank change year-on-year -14 -44 -29
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 1,468 1,819 2,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.08% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.50% 2.69% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,325 1,713
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,385 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £58,263 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.31% -2.90% +9.09%

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 58,718 67,727 68,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.56% 40.25% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 48,644 56,883 59,720
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +5 633 £72,500 +3.57% 59
South East -10 330 £57,000 +8.57% 37
North of England -3 276 £50,000 - 37
Yorkshire +74 185 £55,000 +7.32% 18
Midlands +39 113 £50,000 - 30
North West -83 85 £48,638 -2.73% 18
West Midlands +17 80 £58,750 +20.51% 22
South West +6 78 £49,757 -6.12% 34
East of England -47 38 £55,000 -8.33% 21
East Midlands +21 30 £45,000 -13.46% 8
North East -25 10 £100,000 +100.00% 1
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 464 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (28.34%) Java
3 415 (28.27%) Linux
4 407 (27.72%) Finance
5 392 (26.70%) SQL
6 360 (24.52%) Oracle
7 302 (20.57%) SQL Server
8 293 (19.96%) Windows
9 269 (18.32%) DevOps
10 250 (17.03%) Microsoft
11 226 (15.40%) .NET
12 218 (14.85%) Degree
13 209 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
14 208 (14.17%) C#
15 207 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
16 198 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
17 195 (13.28%) Project Management
18 194 (13.22%) Unix
19 190 (12.94%) Python
20 188 (12.81%) Service Management
21 186 (12.67%) SOA
22 179 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
23 172 (11.72%) JavaScript
24 168 (11.44%) Web Services
25 162 (11.04%) Data Centre
26 159 (10.83%) IT Strategy
27 155 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
28 153 (10.42%) REST
29 142 (9.67%) Spring
30 139 (9.47%) IBM

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
1 113 (7.70%) WebSphere
2 109 (7.43%) WebLogic
3 84 (5.72%) Apache
4 72 (4.90%) JBoss
5 65 (4.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 59 (4.02%) Tomcat
7 58 (3.95%) Confluence
8 57 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (3.68%) CMS
10 49 (3.34%) MQSeries
11 44 (3.00%) IIS
12 39 (2.66%) Apache Spark
13 32 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
16 22 (1.50%) Mule
17 21 (1.43%) OpenStack
18 18 (1.23%) Hyperledger
18 18 (1.23%) SharePoint
19 16 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
5 17 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.89%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.61%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.54%) Siebel CRM
10 6 (0.41%) Infor M3
10 6 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.41%) StreamServe
11 5 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
11 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 4 (0.27%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 209 (14.24%) Amazon AWS
2 207 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.47%) PaaS
4 43 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (2.79%) SaaS
6 38 (2.59%) IaaS
7 37 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (2.45%) Office 365
9 31 (2.11%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.98%) OpenShift
11 27 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
12 26 (1.77%) Serverless
13 24 (1.63%) GitHub
14 16 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.95%) Boomi
16 13 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 13 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
17 10 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.70%) Internet
2 66 (4.50%) Firewall
3 49 (3.34%) LAN
4 47 (3.20%) WAN
5 42 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 36 (2.45%) HTTP
7 26 (1.77%) Network Security
8 23 (1.57%) DNS
9 16 (1.09%) VPN
10 12 (0.82%) Intranet
11 11 (0.75%) iSCSI
11 11 (0.75%) SAN
12 10 (0.68%) VoIP
13 9 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.61%) SSH
14 8 (0.54%) NAS
14 8 (0.54%) SSL
15 7 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (0.48%) Extranet
16 6 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 135 (9.20%) Big Data
3 114 (7.77%) Oracle Database
4 112 (7.63%) Relational Database
5 109 (7.43%) NoSQL
6 105 (7.15%) Data Warehouse
7 77 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 72 (4.90%) RDBMS
9 67 (4.56%) MongoDB
10 53 (3.61%) DB2
11 48 (3.27%) Hadoop
12 46 (3.13%) MySQL
13 42 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 39 (2.66%) Oracle BI EE
15 38 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
16 28 (1.91%) Blockchain
17 27 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
18 24 (1.63%) Power BI
18 24 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 137 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 119 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 89 (6.06%) JIRA
4 72 (4.90%) Maven
5 48 (3.27%) Subversion
6 31 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (2.04%) Selenium
8 28 (1.91%) JUnit
9 25 (1.70%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.70%) SoapUI
10 24 (1.63%) Gradle
10 24 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 23 (1.57%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.50%) NUnit
12 22 (1.50%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.29%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (1.09%) IntelliJ
General
1 407 (27.72%) Finance
2 134 (9.13%) Banking
3 72 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 65 (4.43%) Retail
5 52 (3.54%) Front Office
6 44 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 44 (3.00%) Marketing
7 35 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.77%) Electronics
9 25 (1.70%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.43%) Back Office
11 17 (1.16%) Advertising
12 16 (1.09%) Law
13 14 (0.95%) Local Government
14 9 (0.61%) Legal
15 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 4 (0.27%) Games
16 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 373 (25.41%) Developer
2 229 (15.60%) Architect
3 102 (6.95%) Analyst
3 102 (6.95%) Java Developer
4 91 (6.20%) Senior Developer
5 80 (5.45%) Consultant
6 70 (4.77%) .NET Developer
7 69 (4.70%) C# Developer
8 62 (4.22%) Software Engineer
9 60 (4.09%) IT Engineer
10 54 (3.68%) DBA
11 52 (3.54%) Administrator
12 48 (3.27%) Technical Architect
13 47 (3.20%) Middleware Engineer
14 45 (3.07%) Support Analyst
15 44 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
16 42 (2.86%) Integration Developer
17 40 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
17 40 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
17 40 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (15.40%) .NET
2 168 (11.44%) Web Services
3 153 (10.42%) REST
4 142 (9.67%) Spring
5 118 (8.04%) HTML
6 110 (7.49%) AngularJS
7 106 (7.22%) XML
8 105 (7.15%) SOAP
9 92 (6.27%) CSS
10 91 (6.20%) Kafka
11 82 (5.59%) JMS
12 80 (5.45%) JSON
13 78 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 75 (5.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 74 (5.04%) RESTful
15 74 (5.04%) WCF
16 73 (4.97%) WebSphere MQ
17 72 (4.90%) ASP.NET
18 65 (4.43%) RabbitMQ
19 64 (4.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 179 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (11.04%) Data Centre
3 99 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
4 81 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 70 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.32%) User Experience
7 33 (2.25%) Mainframe
8 29 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 29 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (1.77%) Fintech
10 24 (1.63%) CMDB
11 23 (1.57%) Taxonomies
12 22 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (1.36%) Derivative
14 19 (1.29%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.29%) iSeries
14 19 (1.29%) Mobile App
15 18 (1.23%) DataPower
16 15 (1.02%) Replication
16 15 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 415 (28.27%) Linux
2 293 (19.96%) Windows
3 194 (13.22%) Unix
4 125 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 103 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (3.54%) CentOS
7 51 (3.47%) Solaris
8 47 (3.20%) AIX
9 21 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.29%) HPUX
10 19 (1.29%) zOS
11 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.41%) Android
15 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (18.32%) DevOps
3 198 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 195 (13.28%) Project Management
5 188 (12.81%) Service Management
6 186 (12.67%) SOA
7 159 (10.83%) IT Strategy
8 155 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
9 138 (9.40%) Test Automation
10 137 (9.33%) Scrum
11 136 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 131 (8.92%) OO
13 128 (8.72%) ITIL
14 124 (8.45%) ETL
15 123 (8.38%) SDLC
16 119 (8.11%) TDD
17 110 (7.49%) Analytics
18 109 (7.43%) Microservices
19 107 (7.29%) Migration
20 106 (7.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 416 (28.34%) Java
2 392 (26.70%) SQL
3 208 (14.17%) C#
4 190 (12.94%) Python
5 172 (11.72%) JavaScript
6 77 (5.25%) PowerShell
7 75 (5.11%) C
8 66 (4.50%) Shell Script
9 62 (4.22%) C++
10 56 (3.81%) Java 8
11 50 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.72%) PL/SQL
13 39 (2.66%) Perl
14 36 (2.45%) VB
15 30 (2.04%) T-SQL
16 28 (1.91%) VB.NET
17 25 (1.70%) Scala
18 22 (1.50%) Go
19 21 (1.43%) Ruby
20 20 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 218 (14.85%) Degree
2 88 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.43%) RHCE
6 20 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.29%) RHCSA
8 18 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (1.23%) Master's Degree
9 16 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.82%) ISEB
11 11 (0.75%) CISSP
12 10 (0.68%) MCSE
12 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.61%) PhD
14 7 (0.48%) HND
14 7 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
15 6 (0.41%) MBA
15 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.34%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (8.79%) PMO
2 89 (6.06%) QA
3 43 (2.93%) SLA
4 15 (1.02%) HL7
5 14 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.75%) MiFID
8 8 (0.54%) GDPR
9 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 1 (0.068%) EMIR
12 1 (0.068%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.068%) JTAG
12 1 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 127 (8.65%) Docker
2 61 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (3.68%) Active Directory
4 38 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (1.09%) vSphere
9 15 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.82%) NFS
11 10 (0.68%) HDFS
11 10 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.27%) KVM
13 4 (0.27%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.27%) Xen
14 3 (0.20%) SRDF
14 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 119 (8.11%) Ansible
2 106 (7.22%) Puppet
3 53 (3.61%) Kubernetes
4 52 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (1.70%) Data Guard
5 25 (1.70%) Hadoop YARN
6 23 (1.57%) SCOM
7 20 (1.36%) Terraform
8 19 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 16 (1.09%) vRealize
10 15 (1.02%) Automic
10 15 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 14 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.95%) logstash
11 14 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.82%) SCCM
12 12 (0.82%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.75%) Kibana
13 11 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 360 (24.52%) Oracle
2 250 (17.03%) Microsoft
3 139 (9.47%) IBM
4 101 (6.88%) Red Hat
5 95 (6.47%) VMware
6 75 (5.11%) SAP
7 71 (4.84%) TIBCO
8 61 (4.16%) MuleSoft
9 58 (3.95%) Google
10 48 (3.27%) Solace
11 44 (3.00%) Splunk
12 43 (2.93%) HP
13 37 (2.52%) Cognizant
14 31 (2.11%) SolarWinds
15 26 (1.77%) Riverbed
16 25 (1.70%) ServiceNow
17 21 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
18 19 (1.29%) EMC
18 19 (1.29%) NetApp
18 19 (1.29%) Sybase