Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 186 250
Rank change year-on-year -83 +64 -63
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 85 197 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 1.49% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.96% 3.38% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 59 132 76
North West median annual salary £48,638 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,250 £32,050 £31,000
90th Percentile £66,844 £73,675 £72,500
England 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 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 4,340 5,832 5,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.35% 44.19% 41.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,620 4,868 4,518
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 11 December 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 11 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
Manchester +3 46 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Cheshire -53 20 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Merseyside -4 10 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Lancashire - 3 £48,638 -
Cumbria - 3 £50,000 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 North West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Finance
3 21 (24.71%) Oracle
3 21 (24.71%) Web Services
3 21 (24.71%) DevOps
4 20 (23.53%) SQL
5 17 (20.00%) Java
5 17 (20.00%) SOAP
5 17 (20.00%) QA
6 15 (17.65%) Degree
6 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (17.65%) Open Source
7 14 (16.47%) .NET
7 14 (16.47%) Management Information System
7 14 (16.47%) VMware
7 14 (16.47%) Oracle Database
8 13 (15.29%) C#
8 13 (15.29%) PL/SQL
8 13 (15.29%) SOA
8 13 (15.29%) RESTful
9 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (14.12%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (14.12%) HTML
9 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
10 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (12.94%) Use Case
10 11 (12.94%) TDD

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 5 (5.88%) JBoss
2 3 (3.53%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.53%) GeoServer
2 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.53%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.18%) Force.com
6 1 (1.18%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) LAN
1 6 (7.06%) WAN
2 5 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 4 (4.71%) Internet
4 3 (3.53%) Wireless
5 2 (2.35%) HTTP
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
6 1 (1.18%) Firewall
6 1 (1.18%) MQTT
6 1 (1.18%) NAS
6 1 (1.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) Oracle Database
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle ODI
3 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.71%) MySQL
6 3 (3.53%) Big Data
6 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.53%) DB2
6 3 (3.53%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (3.53%) GIS
6 3 (3.53%) MariaDB
6 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.53%) QGIS
6 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.35%) Redis
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Oracle APEX
2 11 (12.94%) Subversion
3 9 (10.59%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.88%) Rational Rose
5 4 (4.71%) Gradle
5 4 (4.71%) Maven
6 3 (3.53%) Aptana Studio
7 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.18%) JIRA
8 1 (1.18%) Log4j
8 1 (1.18%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Retail
3 9 (10.59%) Local Government
3 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
4 8 (9.41%) Law
5 5 (5.88%) Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Architect
3 17 (20.00%) Consultant
4 12 (14.12%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (10.59%) AWS Architect
5 9 (10.59%) AWS Consultant
5 9 (10.59%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Cloud Consultant
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Web Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Web Consultant
6 7 (8.24%) Administrator
6 7 (8.24%) Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Development Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Graduate
8 5 (5.88%) Graduate Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Graduate Software Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Software Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Software Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) Web Services
2 17 (20.00%) SOAP
3 14 (16.47%) .NET
4 13 (15.29%) RESTful
5 12 (14.12%) HTML
6 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (10.59%) WCF
7 8 (9.41%) CSS
7 8 (9.41%) REST
8 5 (5.88%) Apache CXF
8 5 (5.88%) JSON
8 5 (5.88%) XML
9 4 (4.71%) J2EE
10 3 (3.53%) Leaflet
10 3 (3.53%) OpenLayers
10 3 (3.53%) PostGIS
11 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.35%) CSS3
11 2 (2.35%) Polymer
11 2 (2.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Management Information System
2 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.94%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.88%) Clustering
5 4 (4.71%) Blog
5 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.35%) User Experience
8 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Linux
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) AIX
4 1 (1.18%) CentOS
4 1 (1.18%) HPUX
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.71%) DevOps
3 15 (17.65%) Open Source
4 13 (15.29%) SOA
5 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (12.94%) TDD
6 11 (12.94%) Use Case
7 10 (11.76%) ERP
8 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
8 9 (10.59%) Migration
8 9 (10.59%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (10.59%) UML
9 8 (9.41%) ETL
9 8 (9.41%) ITIL
9 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
9 8 (9.41%) Service Management
10 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) SQL
2 17 (20.00%) Java
3 13 (15.29%) C#
3 13 (15.29%) PL/SQL
4 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.88%) Python
6 4 (4.71%) VBScript
7 3 (3.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) Go
8 2 (2.35%) Java 8
8 2 (2.35%) Ruby
8 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.35%) VB
8 2 (2.35%) VBA
9 1 (1.18%) JCL
9 1 (1.18%) Jython
9 1 (1.18%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) HND
3 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.35%) CISSP
4 2 (2.35%) CITP
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) IISP
4 2 (2.35%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.35%) MBCS
4 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Docker
3 1 (1.18%) NFS
3 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Oracle
2 14 (16.47%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) Google
3 9 (10.59%) Rackspace
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.88%) Casewise
5 5 (5.88%) MuleSoft
6 4 (4.71%) HP
7 3 (3.53%) EMC
7 3 (3.53%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.53%) NetApp
8 2 (2.35%) IBM
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.18%) BMC
9 1 (1.18%) Citrix
9 1 (1.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.18%) SAP
9 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.18%) Zend