Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > South East
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 296 273 335
Rank change year-on-year -23 +62 -66
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 148 45 174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.50% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 1.10% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 128
10th Percentile £40,853 £36,750 £36,960
25th Percentile £43,750 £56,250 £44,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +22.73% -3.51%
75th Percentile £83,438 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £85,250 £93,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £66,250 £58,000
% change year-on-year -1.89% +14.22% -3.33%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 6,952 4,103 9,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.15% 45.44% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,069 3,580 8,512
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Middleware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Middleware in the South East.

Salary trend for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the South East over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Middleware in the South East

Middleware
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
Thames Valley -33 83 £67,500 - 12
Berkshire -16 67 £80,000 +14.29% 8
Hampshire -73 46 £80,000 +88.24% 7
Surrey -55 12 £42,500 -42.37% 2
Oxfordshire -23 9 £41,957 - 1
Buckinghamshire -58 7 £62,500 -1.96% 3
Kent - 4 £50,000 -
Sussex - 1 £40,000 - 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 81 (54.73%) Java
2 77 (52.03%) REST
3 66 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (44.59%) Social Skills
4 65 (43.92%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (39.86%) Microservices
6 58 (39.19%) Jenkins
7 57 (38.51%) Spring
8 56 (37.84%) Terraform
9 55 (37.16%) Big Data
10 54 (36.49%) Finance
11 53 (35.81%) AWS
12 52 (35.14%) Degree
13 43 (29.05%) Linux
13 43 (29.05%) Azure
14 42 (28.38%) Presentation Skills
15 41 (27.70%) Coaching
15 41 (27.70%) Computer Science
16 40 (27.03%) Web Services
16 40 (27.03%) SOA
17 39 (26.35%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (25.68%) Kafka
19 37 (25.00%) Banking
19 37 (25.00%) Relational Database
20 35 (23.65%) RabbitMQ
21 34 (22.97%) Scrum
22 33 (22.30%) Law
22 33 (22.30%) Unix
22 33 (22.30%) Ansible
22 33 (22.30%) Technical Leadership

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (20.95%) Apache Spark
1 31 (20.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (4.73%) Confluence
3 6 (4.05%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.35%) JBoss
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 6 (4.05%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (35.81%) AWS
2 43 (29.05%) Azure
3 30 (20.27%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (20.27%) Amazon Kinesis
4 25 (16.89%) Serverless
5 24 (16.22%) GitHub
6 12 (8.11%) Boomi
7 11 (7.43%) SaaS
8 8 (5.41%) Power Platform
8 8 (5.41%) PowerApps
9 6 (4.05%) IaaS
9 6 (4.05%) PaaS
10 3 (2.03%) GCP
10 3 (2.03%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (1.35%) Apigee
11 2 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.35%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.68%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.49%) FTP
2 11 (7.43%) HTTP
3 10 (6.76%) SMTP
4 6 (4.05%) Firewall
4 6 (4.05%) Network Security
4 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.05%) Wireless
5 5 (3.38%) Internet
6 4 (2.70%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.70%) MQTT
6 4 (2.70%) POP3
7 1 (0.68%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.68%) DWDM
7 1 (0.68%) Intranet
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.16%) Big Data
2 37 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 31 (20.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 31 (20.95%) Hadoop
3 31 (20.95%) HBase
3 31 (20.95%) MariaDB
4 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.05%) MySQL
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.35%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.35%) DataStage
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (39.19%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.11%) JIRA
3 10 (6.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.05%) Bitbucket
5 6 (4.05%) IntelliJ
5 6 (4.05%) JUnit
5 6 (4.05%) Maven
5 6 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.38%) Postman
6 5 (3.38%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.70%) Mocha
8 2 (1.35%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.35%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.68%) Subversion
9 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (44.59%) Social Skills
2 54 (36.49%) Finance
3 42 (28.38%) Presentation Skills
4 37 (25.00%) Banking
5 33 (22.30%) Law
6 31 (20.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 9 (6.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) French Language
10 1 (0.68%) German Language
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (32.43%) Developer
2 38 (25.68%) Architect
3 29 (19.59%) Java Developer
4 23 (15.54%) Software Engineer
5 21 (14.19%) Principal Engineer
5 21 (14.19%) Principal Software Engineer
5 21 (14.19%) Senior Software Engineer
5 21 (14.19%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (11.49%) Designer
7 16 (10.81%) Solutions Designer
8 11 (7.43%) Applications Architect
9 10 (6.76%) Principal Architect
10 9 (6.08%) Senior Architect
10 9 (6.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Tester
12 6 (4.05%) Penetration Tester
12 6 (4.05%) Presales Solution Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (52.03%) REST
2 57 (38.51%) Spring
3 40 (27.03%) Web Services
4 38 (25.68%) Kafka
5 35 (23.65%) RabbitMQ
6 32 (21.62%) Spring Boot
7 31 (20.95%) Drools
7 31 (20.95%) Lambda Expressions
8 25 (16.89%) .NET
9 24 (16.22%) GraphQL
9 24 (16.22%) Hibernate
9 24 (16.22%) JavaBeans
10 19 (12.84%) SOAP
11 16 (10.81%) HTML
12 10 (6.76%) RESTful
13 9 (6.08%) AngularJS
14 7 (4.73%) .NET Core
14 7 (4.73%) .NET Framework
15 6 (4.05%) HTML5
15 6 (4.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.57%) User Experience
2 7 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.05%) iSeries
3 6 (4.05%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.38%) PMI
5 4 (2.70%) Life Science
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.35%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.05%) Linux
2 33 (22.30%) Unix
3 8 (5.41%) Windows
4 6 (4.05%) Android
4 6 (4.05%) Solaris
5 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.92%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (39.86%) Microservices
4 41 (27.70%) Coaching
4 41 (27.70%) Computer Science
5 40 (27.03%) SOA
6 39 (26.35%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (22.97%) Scrum
8 33 (22.30%) Technical Leadership
9 32 (21.62%) TDD
10 31 (20.95%) Digital Banking
10 31 (20.95%) Software Engineering
11 29 (19.59%) BDD
11 29 (19.59%) DevOps
11 29 (19.59%) Full Stack Development
12 27 (18.24%) Analytics
13 24 (16.22%) Big Data Analytics
13 24 (16.22%) Data Analytics
13 24 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (16.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (54.73%) Java
2 25 (16.89%) Java 8
2 25 (16.89%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.54%) SQL
4 13 (8.78%) Python
5 9 (6.08%) C#
6 6 (4.05%) C
6 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.38%) PHP
8 4 (2.70%) C++
8 4 (2.70%) Ruby
8 4 (2.70%) VB
8 4 (2.70%) VBScript
9 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.03%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.35%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (35.14%) Degree
2 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
2 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.38%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (2.03%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) PMO
3 3 (2.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (2.03%) GxP
4 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.35%) GDPR
4 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (18.24%) Docker
2 13 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.68%) Firmware
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (37.84%) Terraform
2 33 (22.30%) Ansible
3 6 (4.05%) vRealize
4 5 (3.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) Control-M
5 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) VMware
2 12 (8.11%) SAP
3 11 (7.43%) Oracle
4 9 (6.08%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.41%) OutSystems
6 6 (4.05%) Dell
6 6 (4.05%) IBM
6 6 (4.05%) Solace
7 4 (2.70%) Automation Anywhere
7 4 (2.70%) Blue Prism
7 4 (2.70%) Citrix
7 4 (2.70%) Remedy
7 4 (2.70%) UiPath
8 3 (2.03%) Agilent
8 3 (2.03%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.35%) Cisco
9 2 (1.35%) Informatica
9 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.35%) Veracode
10 1 (0.68%) BMC