Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 254 227
Rank change year-on-year +9 -27 -37
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 124 108 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 0.84% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 1.92% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 65 53 64
North West median annual salary £48,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £40,250 £29,050 £35,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -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 5,332 5,635 4,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.40% 43.98% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,484 4,790 3,773
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Cheshire +22 74 £47,000 +25.33% 3
Manchester +9 42 £62,500 +6.84% 9
Merseyside +8 8 £45,000 -37.93%
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.35%) Web Services
3 54 (43.55%) Java
4 45 (36.29%) Software Engineering
5 44 (35.48%) Scrum
5 44 (35.48%) Degree
6 43 (34.68%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (33.87%) SQL
8 41 (33.06%) MVC
8 41 (33.06%) Finance
9 38 (30.65%) Management Information System
9 38 (30.65%) .NET
9 38 (30.65%) Information Security
10 37 (29.84%) JIRA
10 37 (29.84%) Test Automation
11 36 (29.03%) RESTful
11 36 (29.03%) Retail
11 36 (29.03%) Jenkins
12 34 (27.42%) Secure Coding
12 34 (27.42%) C#
13 33 (26.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (25.00%) SOA
14 31 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (23.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (23.39%) T-SQL
15 29 (23.39%) Git (software)
16 28 (22.58%) Banking
16 28 (22.58%) DevOps
17 27 (21.77%) Octopus Deploy
17 27 (21.77%) SOLID

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 15 (12.10%) Sitefinity
2 14 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.68%) Apache
4 11 (8.87%) WebSphere
5 10 (8.06%) Confluence
5 10 (8.06%) JBoss
6 9 (7.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (4.84%) CMS
8 4 (3.23%) Drupal
8 4 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.81%) CICS
10 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.81%) IIS
10 1 (0.81%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.61%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 7 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (5.65%) PaaS
4 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.81%) Force.com
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) HTTP
2 9 (7.26%) SSL
3 7 (5.65%) Internet
4 2 (1.61%) DNS
4 2 (1.61%) MQTT
4 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.81%) DMZ
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) FTP
5 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.45%) MySQL
2 8 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.65%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (5.65%) Redis
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.23%) DB2
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.61%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.61%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (29.84%) JIRA
2 36 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 33 (26.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (23.39%) Git (software)
5 27 (21.77%) MSBuild
5 27 (21.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (5.65%) CA Release Automation
6 7 (5.65%) Subversion
7 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.42%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.61%) Log4j
9 2 (1.61%) Log4Net
9 2 (1.61%) Rational Rose
9 2 (1.61%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 41 (33.06%) Finance
2 36 (29.03%) Retail
3 28 (22.58%) Banking
4 27 (21.77%) Retail Banking
5 22 (17.74%) Investment Banking
5 22 (17.74%) Law
6 10 (8.06%) Local Government
6 10 (8.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.39%) Architect
2 24 (19.35%) Developer
3 22 (17.74%) Software Engineer
4 20 (16.13%) .NET Software Engineer
5 13 (10.48%) Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 11 (8.87%) .NET Developer
8 10 (8.06%) AWS Architect
8 10 (8.06%) AWS Consultant
8 10 (8.06%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (8.06%) Cloud Consultant
8 10 (8.06%) Consultant
8 10 (8.06%) Web Architect
8 10 (8.06%) Web Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.65%) Java Architect
10 7 (5.65%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (5.65%) PHP Architect
11 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (44.35%) Web Services
2 38 (30.65%) .NET
3 36 (29.03%) RESTful
4 31 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.10%) HTML
7 12 (9.68%) Castle Windsor
8 11 (8.87%) JSON
8 11 (8.87%) REST
8 11 (8.87%) SOAP
9 10 (8.06%) CSS
9 10 (8.06%) XML
10 9 (7.26%) Spring
11 8 (6.45%) CSS3
11 8 (6.45%) HTML5
11 8 (6.45%) Spring Boot
11 8 (6.45%) Spring MVC
12 7 (5.65%) Polymer
12 7 (5.65%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (5.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.65%) Management Information System
2 25 (20.16%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.84%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Clustering
6 2 (1.61%) FMCG
6 2 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.81%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.16%) Unix
2 21 (16.94%) Linux
3 9 (7.26%) AIX
3 9 (7.26%) Windows
4 6 (4.84%) Solaris
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) HPUX
6 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.29%) Software Engineering
3 44 (35.48%) Scrum
4 43 (34.68%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (33.06%) MVC
6 38 (30.65%) Information Security
7 37 (29.84%) Test Automation
8 34 (27.42%) Secure Coding
9 31 (25.00%) SOA
10 29 (23.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (22.58%) DevOps
12 27 (21.77%) SOLID
13 24 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
13 24 (19.35%) Risk Management
14 23 (18.55%) Open Source
15 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
15 22 (17.74%) Wealth Management
16 17 (13.71%) SDLC
16 17 (13.71%) Use Case
17 14 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.55%) Java
2 42 (33.87%) SQL
3 34 (27.42%) C#
4 29 (23.39%) T-SQL
5 22 (17.74%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.10%) VB.NET
7 12 (9.68%) VB
8 11 (8.87%) Go
8 11 (8.87%) Python
9 10 (8.06%) Ruby
10 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.65%) Perl
11 7 (5.65%) PHP
12 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.42%) JCL
14 2 (1.61%) COBOL
14 2 (1.61%) Jython
14 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.61%) Scala
15 1 (0.81%) F#
Qualifications
1 44 (35.48%) Degree
2 8 (6.45%) Master's Degree
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.84%) HND
5 3 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.61%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) QA
2 7 (5.65%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.81%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.45%) BladeLogic
2 8 (6.45%) CA Wily
2 8 (6.45%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.81%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Xamarin
2 16 (12.90%) IBM
3 14 (11.29%) Oracle
4 11 (8.87%) VMware
5 10 (8.06%) Google
5 10 (8.06%) Rackspace
6 7 (5.65%) CA
7 5 (4.03%) Splunk
8 4 (3.23%) Cognizant
8 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.42%) SAP
9 3 (2.42%) Sun
10 2 (1.61%) Casewise
11 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.81%) Capita
11 1 (0.81%) Citrix
11 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.81%) SEEBURGER
11 1 (0.81%) TIBCO