Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 298 292
Rank change year-on-year -37 -6 -26
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 630 961 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.83% 1.08% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 2.78% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 480 661 815
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% -8.77%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,608 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 28,480 34,526 41,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.44% 38.93% 41.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23,419 28,425 34,964
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,930 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the UK excluding London

Middleware
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Middleware in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Middleware in the UK excluding London

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Middleware in the UK excluding London

Middleware
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. 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
South East -53 176 £55,000 -3.51% 38
North of England -73 107 £50,000 - 23
Midlands +10 94 £43,925 -12.15% 10
Scotland -23 66 £53,550 +19.00% 17
East of England +95 65 £61,250 +11.36% 17
Wales +52 65 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -2 58 £48,400 -17.62% 9
South West -18 55 £51,400 +3.81% 13
North West +4 53 £57,744 +21.57% 14
Yorkshire -82 47 £47,500 -13.64% 9
East Midlands +22 36 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North East +21 7 £47,091 -52.91%
Northern Ireland +2 2 - -
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 232 (36.83%) Java
2 206 (32.70%) Linux
3 187 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (26.35%) SQL
5 143 (22.70%) Windows
6 142 (22.54%) Web Services
7 136 (21.59%) Python
8 135 (21.43%) DevOps
9 132 (20.95%) Microsoft
10 130 (20.63%) Software Engineering
11 124 (19.68%) Azure
12 121 (19.21%) Oracle
13 117 (18.57%) SOA
13 117 (18.57%) REST
14 113 (17.94%) Degree
15 110 (17.46%) SDLC
16 109 (17.30%) IBM
17 102 (16.19%) SQL Server
18 97 (15.40%) JavaScript
19 94 (14.92%) XML
20 84 (13.33%) AWS
21 83 (13.17%) CSS
22 79 (12.54%) Shell Script
23 77 (12.22%) JSON
24 76 (12.06%) WebSphere
24 76 (12.06%) HTTP
25 75 (11.90%) VMware
26 71 (11.27%) UML
27 70 (11.11%) OO
27 70 (11.11%) Finance

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 76 (12.06%) WebSphere
2 67 (10.63%) JBoss
3 59 (9.37%) Apache
4 57 (9.05%) Tomcat
5 53 (8.41%) WebLogic
6 44 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 38 (6.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 21 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 20 (3.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 17 (2.70%) Confluence
11 13 (2.06%) Tornado
12 10 (1.59%) IIS
12 10 (1.59%) Jupyter
12 10 (1.59%) SAS
13 9 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (1.11%) FileNet
15 7 (1.11%) Tuxedo
16 6 (0.95%) GlassFish
Applications
1 20 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (1.90%) Chatbot
3 7 (1.11%) Simulink
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.32%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.11%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.95%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.79%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.79%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.16%) HFM
9 1 (0.16%) Maximo
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (19.68%) Azure
2 84 (13.33%) AWS
3 32 (5.08%) SaaS
4 27 (4.29%) Boomi
5 25 (3.97%) PaaS
6 22 (3.49%) OpenShift
7 21 (3.33%) IaaS
8 17 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.70%) GCP
9 12 (1.90%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.75%) Oracle CX
11 10 (1.59%) GitHub
12 7 (1.11%) Office 365
13 6 (0.95%) Serverless
14 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 3 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
15 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.48%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.32%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 76 (12.06%) HTTP
2 34 (5.40%) Firewall
3 17 (2.70%) DNS
3 17 (2.70%) X.509
4 15 (2.38%) SAN
5 11 (1.75%) NAS
6 10 (1.59%) DHCP
6 10 (1.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.11%) Internet
7 7 (1.11%) LAN
7 7 (1.11%) SNA
7 7 (1.11%) WAN
8 5 (0.79%) FTP
9 4 (0.63%) Tactical Data Link
10 3 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.48%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.48%) SSL
10 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.10%) Big Data
3 36 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 35 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 33 (5.24%) RDBMS
6 30 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (4.29%) GIS
9 26 (4.13%) Geospatial Data
10 25 (3.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 24 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (3.49%) JasperReports
14 18 (2.86%) NoSQL
15 16 (2.54%) MySQL
16 15 (2.38%) Hadoop
17 12 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (1.75%) Power BI
19 10 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 52 (8.25%) JIRA
2 51 (8.10%) Git (software)
3 47 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 41 (6.51%) SoapUI
5 40 (6.35%) Eclipse
6 33 (5.24%) Eclipse RCP
6 33 (5.24%) Selenium
7 30 (4.76%) JUnit
8 27 (4.29%) Maven
9 26 (4.13%) Subversion
9 26 (4.13%) TeamCity
10 24 (3.81%) Hudson
11 23 (3.65%) Ant
11 23 (3.65%) CruiseControl
11 23 (3.65%) FishEye
12 20 (3.17%) ClearQuest
13 16 (2.54%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.90%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 70 (11.11%) Finance
2 64 (10.16%) Retail
3 32 (5.08%) Advertising
3 32 (5.08%) Marketing
4 25 (3.97%) Aerospace
4 25 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.70%) Law
6 15 (2.38%) Military
6 15 (2.38%) Public Sector
7 14 (2.22%) Banking
8 11 (1.75%) Local Government
9 10 (1.59%) Automotive
9 10 (1.59%) Games
10 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.63%) Avionics
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (19.21%) Developer
2 94 (14.92%) Consultant
3 93 (14.76%) Architect
4 85 (13.49%) Software Engineer
5 42 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 41 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 30 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
9 29 (4.60%) Principal Engineer
10 28 (4.44%) Analyst
10 28 (4.44%) Java Engineer
11 26 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.81%) Principal Software Engineer
14 23 (3.65%) Integration Developer
14 23 (3.65%) Software Developer
15 22 (3.49%) Applications Developer
15 22 (3.49%) Middleware Consultant
15 22 (3.49%) Middleware Engineer
16 21 (3.33%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (22.54%) Web Services
2 117 (18.57%) REST
3 94 (14.92%) XML
4 83 (13.17%) CSS
5 77 (12.22%) JSON
6 68 (10.79%) JMS
7 64 (10.16%) .NET
8 62 (9.84%) SOAP
9 48 (7.62%) jQuery
10 47 (7.46%) Ajax
10 47 (7.46%) XSLT
11 44 (6.98%) Spring
12 42 (6.67%) RESTful
13 41 (6.51%) HTML
14 37 (5.87%) J2EE
15 36 (5.71%) WCF
16 29 (4.60%) ASP.NET
16 29 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
17 27 (4.29%) Hibernate
18 25 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.48%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.76%) iSeries
5 28 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 26 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.86%) User Experience
9 14 (2.22%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.59%) Blog
12 9 (1.43%) Cloud Native
12 9 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.27%) Social Media
14 7 (1.11%) DataPower
14 7 (1.11%) Device Driver
14 7 (1.11%) e-Health
14 7 (1.11%) Internet of Things
14 7 (1.11%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 206 (32.70%) Linux
2 143 (22.70%) Windows
3 58 (9.21%) Unix
4 55 (8.73%) Windows Server
5 44 (6.98%) OS/400
5 44 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.59%) AIX
8 9 (1.43%) Solaris
9 8 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.11%) VME
10 7 (1.11%) VxWorks
10 7 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.79%) Fedora
11 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.48%) HPUX
12 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.32%) SUSE
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (21.43%) DevOps
3 130 (20.63%) Software Engineering
4 117 (18.57%) SOA
5 110 (17.46%) SDLC
6 71 (11.27%) UML
7 70 (11.11%) OO
8 66 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (10.00%) Analytics
10 61 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (9.68%) ITIL
11 56 (8.89%) Mentoring
12 54 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (8.57%) Scrum
13 53 (8.41%) Test Automation
14 50 (7.94%) Open Source
15 48 (7.62%) MVC
16 47 (7.46%) Migration
16 47 (7.46%) Unit Testing
17 46 (7.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (36.83%) Java
2 166 (26.35%) SQL
3 136 (21.59%) Python
4 97 (15.40%) JavaScript
5 79 (12.54%) Shell Script
6 66 (10.48%) C#
7 64 (10.16%) Bash Shell
8 56 (8.89%) C
9 48 (7.62%) Perl
10 44 (6.98%) C++
11 41 (6.51%) PL/SQL
12 25 (3.97%) Java 8
13 14 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.06%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.90%) COBOL
15 12 (1.90%) Groovy
15 12 (1.90%) Jython
16 11 (1.75%) PHP
16 11 (1.75%) VB
17 7 (1.11%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 113 (17.94%) Degree
2 50 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.29%) IBM Certification
4 23 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.79%) SAP Certification
8 4 (0.63%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.48%) MCSE
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.32%) HND
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.32%) RHCE
11 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.54%) QA
2 11 (1.75%) GDPR
3 8 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 55 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (8.10%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.56%) Docker
4 22 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.11%) HDFS
7 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.63%) KVM
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.48%) Firmware
9 3 (0.48%) vSphere
10 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (6.19%) Ansible
2 17 (2.70%) Puppet
3 15 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.11%) TIBCO Hawk
7 6 (0.95%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.48%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.48%) Terraform
11 2 (0.32%) Nagios
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.32%) SCCM
12 1 (0.16%) MOM
12 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 121 (19.21%) Oracle
3 109 (17.30%) IBM
4 75 (11.90%) VMware
5 55 (8.73%) Red Hat
6 44 (6.98%) Google
7 36 (5.71%) Adobe
8 27 (4.29%) SAP
9 26 (4.13%) Atlassian
9 26 (4.13%) Dell
9 26 (4.13%) TIBCO
10 23 (3.65%) MuleSoft
11 22 (3.49%) webMethods
12 13 (2.06%) HP
13 12 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (1.59%) Rackspace
15 9 (1.43%) EMC
15 9 (1.43%) Gemalto
16 8 (1.27%) Micro Focus