Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 251 169
Rank change year-on-year +48 -82 +29
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 182 120 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.96% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.10% 2.30% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 116 75 132
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £65,000
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 5865 5217 5166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.38% 41.81% 39.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4880 4547 4440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +49 100 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Manchester -18 50 £56,250 -1.32% 5
Merseyside +15 25 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Lancashire +3 1 £26,000 -42.22%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 76 (41.76%) Oracle
2 68 (37.36%) Unix
3 66 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (32.97%) Finance
5 59 (32.42%) Amazon AWS
6 53 (29.12%) Windows
7 51 (28.02%) Linux
8 50 (27.47%) Java
9 47 (25.82%) Banking
10 41 (22.53%) JavaScript
11 40 (21.98%) MySQL
12 39 (21.43%) Web Services
12 39 (21.43%) Apache
12 39 (21.43%) DevOps
13 36 (19.78%) Python
14 35 (19.23%) IBM
14 35 (19.23%) Degree
15 34 (18.68%) HTML
16 33 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (17.03%) ITIL
18 29 (15.93%) Tomcat
18 29 (15.93%) SQL Server
19 28 (15.38%) OO
19 28 (15.38%) Risk Management
20 27 (14.84%) Scrum
20 27 (14.84%) JSON
20 27 (14.84%) Perl
21 25 (13.74%) JBoss
21 25 (13.74%) Investment Banking
22 24 (13.19%) MVC

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 39 (21.43%) Apache
2 29 (15.93%) Tomcat
3 25 (13.74%) JBoss
4 18 (9.89%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.59%) Confluence
6 9 (4.95%) Apache Pig
6 9 (4.95%) Apache Spark
6 9 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.85%) IIS
9 6 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (2.75%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.65%) Tuxedo
12 3 (1.65%) WebLogic
13 2 (1.10%) Anypoint
Applications
1 17 (9.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.95%) Maximo
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (32.42%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (13.19%) OpenShift
3 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.04%) PaaS
5 5 (2.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.99%) HTTP
2 12 (6.59%) LDAP
3 10 (5.49%) Firewall
4 7 (3.85%) Internet
5 6 (3.30%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.10%) WebEx
7 1 (0.55%) DMZ
7 1 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.98%) MySQL
2 29 (15.93%) SQL Server
3 23 (12.64%) MongoDB
4 16 (8.79%) Big Data
5 14 (7.69%) MS Access
6 11 (6.04%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.49%) Hadoop
7 10 (5.49%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.95%) Apache Hive
8 9 (4.95%) GIS
8 9 (4.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.75%) Redis
11 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.10%) QlikView
14 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Bitbucket
2 16 (8.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.69%) Vagrant
5 12 (6.59%) JIRA
6 5 (2.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.65%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.10%) Maven
8 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.55%) Ant
9 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.55%) JMeter
9 1 (0.55%) JUnit
9 1 (0.55%) Selenium
9 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.55%) TestNG
9 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (32.97%) Finance
2 47 (25.82%) Banking
3 25 (13.74%) Investment Banking
4 16 (8.79%) Law
5 9 (4.95%) Retail
6 7 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.75%) Advertising
8 4 (2.20%) Local Government
9 3 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.10%) Electronics
10 2 (1.10%) Military
11 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (19.23%) Developer
2 30 (16.48%) Analyst
3 24 (13.19%) Architect
4 16 (8.79%) Applications Support
4 16 (8.79%) PHP Developer
5 12 (6.59%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (6.59%) Middleware Engineer
5 12 (6.59%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.04%) Data Analyst
6 11 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (3.30%) Head of Engineering
8 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Java Architect
8 6 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Consultant
9 5 (2.75%) PHP Architect
9 5 (2.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.43%) Web Services
2 34 (18.68%) HTML
3 27 (14.84%) JSON
4 23 (12.64%) HTML5
5 21 (11.54%) RESTful
5 21 (11.54%) XML
6 20 (10.99%) CSS
7 19 (10.44%) jQuery
8 17 (9.34%) CSS3
8 17 (9.34%) Node.js
9 16 (8.79%) AngularJS
9 16 (8.79%) LAMP
10 15 (8.24%) SOAP
10 15 (8.24%) Spring
11 14 (7.69%) REST
12 11 (6.04%) .NET
13 9 (4.95%) Apache Camel
13 9 (4.95%) Hibernate
13 9 (4.95%) Java EE
13 9 (4.95%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.34%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.59%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.04%) User Experience
5 10 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.49%) PKI
6 6 (3.30%) iPad
7 5 (2.75%) Contactless
7 5 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.10%) Life Science
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) DataPower
10 1 (0.55%) Robotics
10 1 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.36%) Unix
2 53 (29.12%) Windows
3 51 (28.02%) Linux
4 19 (10.44%) AIX
5 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.20%) Android
6 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.65%) CentOS
7 3 (1.65%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (21.43%) DevOps
3 33 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (17.03%) ITIL
5 28 (15.38%) OO
5 28 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 27 (14.84%) Scrum
7 24 (13.19%) MVC
8 23 (12.64%) Wealth Management
9 21 (11.54%) OOP
9 21 (11.54%) Open Source
10 19 (10.44%) TDD
11 18 (9.89%) Software Engineering
12 17 (9.34%) Analytics
13 16 (8.79%) Data Extraction
14 15 (8.24%) SDLC
14 15 (8.24%) SOA
15 14 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (7.69%) Configuration Management
15 14 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.47%) Java
2 41 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 36 (19.78%) Python
4 27 (14.84%) Perl
5 22 (12.09%) SQL
6 21 (11.54%) PHP
6 21 (11.54%) Ruby
7 18 (9.89%) Shell Script
8 14 (7.69%) PHP 7
8 14 (7.69%) T-SQL
9 12 (6.59%) C
10 10 (5.49%) C#
10 10 (5.49%) Go
11 7 (3.85%) C++
12 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.65%) Jython
13 3 (1.65%) Korn
14 2 (1.10%) Groovy
14 2 (1.10%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 35 (19.23%) Degree
2 16 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.95%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.75%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.10%) ISEB
6 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (5.49%) Docker
2 9 (4.95%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Firmware
3 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (9.34%) CA Wily
2 15 (8.24%) Ganglia
2 15 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.59%) BladeLogic
4 7 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.30%) Nagios
6 4 (2.20%) Puppet
7 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.55%) Ansible
8 1 (0.55%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (41.76%) Oracle
2 35 (19.23%) IBM
3 22 (12.09%) AppDynamics
4 16 (8.79%) Tableau
5 15 (8.24%) Splunk
5 15 (8.24%) VMware
6 14 (7.69%) Zend
7 13 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 12 (6.59%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.59%) Teradata
9 9 (4.95%) IFS
10 8 (4.40%) CA
11 7 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (3.30%) Google
13 4 (2.20%) HP
13 4 (2.20%) Rackspace
14 3 (1.65%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.65%) TIBCO
15 2 (1.10%) Apple