Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 339 389
Rank change year-on-year -86 +50 -102
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 463 928 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.90% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 2.29% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 339 692 779
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,000 £36,240
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £102,500 £93,000
UK median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% -8.33%

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 30,063 40,568 53,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.24% 39.30% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 24,439 34,021 44,776
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +9.00%
75th Percentile £76,125 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Middleware in England.

Salary trend for Middleware in England

Middleware
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Middleware in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 -10 259 £70,250 -12.19% 46
South East -41 75 £55,000 -8.33% 18
North of England -9 50 £50,000 -2.44% 15
North West +18 36 £47,500 -32.14% 5
South West -37 34 £49,000 -10.91% 12
East of England +39 21 £65,000 +1.96% 9
Midlands -13 16 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire -13 13 £52,500 +5.00% 5
West Midlands -23 12 £50,000 +3.31% 3
East Midlands -4 4 £55,000 +57.14% 2
North East +2 1 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 182 (39.31%) Java
2 174 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (34.13%) SQL
4 102 (22.03%) Oracle
5 98 (21.17%) Linux
6 92 (19.87%) Finance
7 91 (19.65%) Python
8 89 (19.22%) Software Engineering
9 83 (17.93%) Web Services
10 80 (17.28%) Azure
11 79 (17.06%) JavaScript
12 78 (16.85%) DevOps
13 74 (15.98%) AWS
14 65 (14.04%) Banking
15 63 (13.61%) Spring
15 63 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (12.96%) Security Cleared
16 60 (12.96%) Windows
17 58 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
18 52 (11.23%) Unix
19 51 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (11.02%) Scrum
20 50 (10.80%) Microsoft
21 49 (10.58%) Git (software)
22 46 (9.94%) SOA
23 45 (9.72%) Microservices
23 45 (9.72%) Kubernetes
23 45 (9.72%) MuleSoft
24 43 (9.29%) C#
25 42 (9.07%) ETL

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 29 (6.26%) Apache
2 26 (5.62%) WebSphere
3 24 (5.18%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (3.24%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.02%) Mule
7 12 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.94%) Confluence
10 9 (1.94%) Red Hat Fuse
10 9 (1.94%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.51%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.30%) JBoss
12 6 (1.30%) nginx
12 6 (1.30%) OpenEdge
13 5 (1.08%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 4 (0.86%) CMS
14 4 (0.86%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 26 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.89%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (4.32%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 8 (1.73%) NetSuite
5 7 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.86%) Magento
7 4 (0.86%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.65%) Shopify
9 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.43%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.28%) Azure
2 74 (15.98%) AWS
3 40 (8.64%) SaaS
4 23 (4.97%) Boomi
4 23 (4.97%) GCP
5 15 (3.24%) PaaS
6 10 (2.16%) GitHub
6 10 (2.16%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.73%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.73%) Serverless
8 7 (1.51%) npm
8 7 (1.51%) ServiceMax
9 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.08%) IaaS
9 5 (1.08%) NuGet
9 5 (1.08%) Power Automate
10 4 (0.86%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.78%) Firewall
2 11 (2.38%) Internet
3 10 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (1.94%) FTP
5 8 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.30%) SSH
6 6 (1.30%) VPN
7 4 (0.86%) HTTP
7 4 (0.86%) LAN
7 4 (0.86%) Network Security
7 4 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.65%) HbbTV
8 3 (0.65%) WAN
9 2 (0.43%) CHAP
9 2 (0.43%) SAN
9 2 (0.43%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 26 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (4.75%) Big Data
6 21 (4.54%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (4.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 20 (4.32%) Oracle ODI
8 16 (3.46%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.24%) MySQL
10 11 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 10 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.94%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.73%) Redis
13 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.34%) JIRA
3 26 (5.62%) Jenkins
4 24 (5.18%) TeamCity
5 19 (4.10%) JUnit
5 19 (4.10%) Oracle APEX
6 17 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.46%) JBehave
8 14 (3.02%) Maven
8 14 (3.02%) Selenium
9 11 (2.38%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.16%) NUnit
11 9 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (1.73%) Eclipse RCP
13 7 (1.51%) Ant
14 6 (1.30%) Cypress.io
14 6 (1.30%) Mockito
14 6 (1.30%) SonarQube
15 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 92 (19.87%) Finance
2 65 (14.04%) Banking
3 33 (7.13%) Investment Banking
4 32 (6.91%) Front Office
4 32 (6.91%) Retail
5 19 (4.10%) Back Office
6 16 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.59%) Aerospace
8 11 (2.38%) Public Sector
9 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.73%) Automotive
10 8 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.51%) Avionics
11 7 (1.51%) Law
12 6 (1.30%) Advertising
12 6 (1.30%) Marketing
12 6 (1.30%) Military
13 5 (1.08%) Legal
13 5 (1.08%) Publishing
14 4 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 156 (33.69%) Developer
2 58 (12.53%) Architect
3 43 (9.29%) Software Engineer
4 39 (8.42%) Java Developer
5 35 (7.56%) Analyst
6 27 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (5.18%) MuleSoft Developer
8 21 (4.54%) Integration Developer
8 21 (4.54%) Java Engineer
9 20 (4.32%) Consultant
10 18 (3.89%) DBA
10 18 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.67%) Lead Developer
11 17 (3.67%) Security Specialist
11 17 (3.67%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.24%) Information Security Specialist
12 15 (3.24%) Information Specialist
13 14 (3.02%) Cloud Consultant
13 14 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (3.02%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.93%) Web Services
2 63 (13.61%) Spring
3 41 (8.86%) REST
4 39 (8.42%) HTML
5 34 (7.34%) CSS
6 33 (7.13%) Node.js
7 32 (6.91%) XML
8 30 (6.48%) AngularJS
9 27 (5.83%) SOAP
10 26 (5.62%) Hibernate
11 25 (5.40%) .NET
11 25 (5.40%) JSON
11 25 (5.40%) RESTful
12 20 (4.32%) Oracle Fusion
13 16 (3.46%) Express
13 16 (3.46%) React
14 15 (3.24%) HTML5
15 12 (2.59%) Apache Flex
15 12 (2.59%) JMS
15 12 (2.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.54%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (4.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.67%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.46%) SWIFT
7 15 (3.24%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.59%) Equities
9 11 (2.38%) Derivative
9 11 (2.38%) Hedge funds
9 11 (2.38%) Replication
10 10 (2.16%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.73%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.51%) Clustering
14 6 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.17%) Linux
2 60 (12.96%) Windows
3 52 (11.23%) Unix
4 34 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.89%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.46%) CentOS
7 13 (2.81%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.73%) Solaris
9 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.86%) Android
10 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.65%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.22%) Software Engineering
3 78 (16.85%) DevOps
4 63 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (11.02%) Scrum
6 46 (9.94%) SOA
7 45 (9.72%) Microservices
8 42 (9.07%) ETL
9 41 (8.86%) SDLC
10 37 (7.99%) ERP
11 36 (7.78%) Project Management
11 36 (7.78%) Software Testing
12 35 (7.56%) Analytics
12 35 (7.56%) Migration
13 34 (7.34%) ITIL
14 31 (6.70%) Data Integration
15 29 (6.26%) Test Automation
16 28 (6.05%) Workflow
17 26 (5.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (39.31%) Java
2 158 (34.13%) SQL
3 91 (19.65%) Python
4 79 (17.06%) JavaScript
5 43 (9.29%) C#
6 34 (7.34%) PL/SQL
7 33 (7.13%) C++
8 24 (5.18%) TypeScript
9 19 (4.10%) C
9 19 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.89%) Perl
11 14 (3.02%) Scala
12 11 (2.38%) Java 8
13 10 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.16%) Go
14 8 (1.73%) Ada
14 8 (1.73%) Ada 95
15 7 (1.51%) Haskell
15 7 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 60 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.64%) Degree
3 34 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.75%) CISSP
5 20 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (4.32%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (3.24%) CISA
6 15 (3.24%) CISM
7 13 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.73%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.51%) SANS
10 5 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.08%) CREST Certified
10 5 (1.08%) GCIH
10 5 (1.08%) OSCP
11 4 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.65%) MCSD
12 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 25 (5.40%) QA
2 23 (4.97%) COBIT
3 22 (4.75%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.67%) GDPR
5 11 (2.38%) GRC
6 9 (1.94%) SLA
7 8 (1.73%) HL7
8 4 (0.86%) NIST
9 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.65%) OIPF
10 2 (0.43%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 36 (7.78%) Docker
2 12 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.43%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) oVirt
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (9.72%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.40%) Ansible
3 11 (2.38%) Data Guard
3 11 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 9 (1.94%) Puppet
5 8 (1.73%) Terraform
6 7 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.86%) Kibana
9 4 (0.86%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.65%) Grafana
10 3 (0.65%) logstash
10 3 (0.65%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.43%) Graphite
11 2 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.43%) Oozie
11 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 102 (22.03%) Oracle
2 50 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 45 (9.72%) MuleSoft
4 29 (6.26%) Red Hat
5 26 (5.62%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (5.40%) IBM
7 19 (4.10%) Guidewire
7 19 (4.10%) JD Edwards
7 19 (4.10%) ServiceNow
7 19 (4.10%) VMware
8 13 (2.81%) Cisco
8 13 (2.81%) Solace
9 12 (2.59%) Dell
10 11 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.38%) F5
10 11 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (2.38%) SAP
11 10 (2.16%) Apple
11 10 (2.16%) SmartStream
11 10 (2.16%) Zscaler