Period
to 21 September 2018

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

Middleware
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 236 233
Rank change year-on-year -46 -3 -65
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 78 148 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.12% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 2.56% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50 88 68
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £35,506 £27,500 £32,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,625 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,627 5,785 4,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.81% 43.94% 41.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,904 4,797 4,210
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,350 £57,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Middleware in the North West

Middleware
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Manchester +31 46 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Cheshire -48 25 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Merseyside -1 3 £45,000 -32.08%
Lancashire +14 1 £42,500 +63.46% 2
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) Web Services
3 28 (35.90%) Java
4 25 (32.05%) Finance
4 25 (32.05%) Degree
5 24 (30.77%) DevOps
6 23 (29.49%) .NET
7 22 (28.21%) SQL
7 22 (28.21%) Management Information System
8 20 (25.64%) Retail
9 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
9 19 (24.36%) QA
9 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (23.08%) RESTful
11 17 (21.79%) MVC
11 17 (21.79%) C#
11 17 (21.79%) SOA
12 16 (20.51%) Oracle
12 16 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (19.23%) SOAP
14 13 (16.67%) Scrum
14 13 (16.67%) T-SQL
14 13 (16.67%) Use Case
14 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (16.67%) Open Source
14 13 (16.67%) Test Automation

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (11.54%) Sitefinity
2 4 (5.13%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) Drupal
3 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) IaaS
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Force.com
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 4 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) MQTT
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Redis
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) Power BI
7 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.10%) JIRA
4 10 (12.82%) MSBuild
4 10 (12.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (10.26%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (10.26%) Subversion
6 6 (7.69%) Rational Rose
6 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.85%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.56%) Log4j
8 2 (2.56%) Log4Net
8 2 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.28%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 20 (25.64%) Retail
3 11 (14.10%) Local Government
3 11 (14.10%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.97%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.69%) Law
6 3 (3.85%) Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.28%) French Language
8 1 (1.28%) German Language
8 1 (1.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.28%) Legal
8 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Architect
2 19 (24.36%) Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Consultant
4 11 (14.10%) AWS Architect
4 11 (14.10%) AWS Consultant
4 11 (14.10%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Cloud Consultant
4 11 (14.10%) Web Architect
4 11 (14.10%) Web Consultant
5 8 (10.26%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.97%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Administrator
8 5 (6.41%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) Web Services
2 23 (29.49%) .NET
3 18 (23.08%) RESTful
4 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (19.23%) SOAP
6 11 (14.10%) REST
7 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.69%) WCF
9 4 (5.13%) HTML
10 3 (3.85%) CSS
10 3 (3.85%) CSS3
10 3 (3.85%) HTML5
10 3 (3.85%) JSON
10 3 (3.85%) Spring
10 3 (3.85%) Spring MVC
10 3 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (3.85%) XML
11 2 (2.56%) ODBC
11 2 (2.56%) Polymer
11 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 15 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Blog
6 1 (1.28%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.28%) Fintech
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
1 6 (7.69%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Unix
3 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) AIX
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) CentOS
4 1 (1.28%) HPUX
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) DevOps
3 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
4 17 (21.79%) MVC
4 17 (21.79%) SOA
5 16 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.67%) Open Source
6 13 (16.67%) Scrum
6 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 13 (16.67%) Use Case
7 12 (15.38%) Information Security
7 12 (15.38%) Secure Coding
7 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
8 11 (14.10%) Migration
8 11 (14.10%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (14.10%) UML
9 10 (12.82%) CRM
9 10 (12.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) SQL
3 17 (21.79%) C#
4 13 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.82%) PL/SQL
6 9 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.41%) Python
8 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.85%) PHP
9 2 (2.56%) COBOL
9 2 (2.56%) Go
9 2 (2.56%) JCL
9 2 (2.56%) Jython
9 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) Ruby
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) Java 8
10 1 (1.28%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) HND
3 3 (3.85%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.36%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Nagios
1 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Google
2 11 (14.10%) Rackspace
2 11 (14.10%) VMware
3 10 (12.82%) Xamarin
4 6 (7.69%) Casewise
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.13%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.28%) BMC
8 1 (1.28%) Citrix
8 1 (1.28%) hybris
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.28%) Zend