Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 416 294
Rank change year-on-year +129 -122 +3
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 351 548 1,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.96% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.42% 1.80% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 314 435 785
Median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% -6.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,788 £32,200 £37,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%

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 14,511 30,496 39,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.83% 37.04% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12,026 24,963 33,157
Median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Middleware in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +107 102 £65,000 +13.04% 19
North of England +135 87 £60,000 +17.65% 15
North West +101 57 £65,000 +26.21% 7
South West +106 54 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Midlands +100 37 £45,500 -9.00% 4
Wales +43 31 £42,500 -1.97% 1
West Midlands +79 25 £52,500 +6.06% 1
East of England +85 22 £67,500 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +106 20 £52,500 -3.23% 4
Scotland +64 18 £52,500 +20.69% 1
East Midlands +62 11 £30,000 -47.83% 3
North East +33 10 £40,000 -41.35% 4
Middleware
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 112 (31.91%) Linux
2 97 (27.64%) Finance
3 93 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (24.50%) Microsoft
5 76 (21.65%) Oracle
6 74 (21.08%) Java
7 65 (18.52%) C#
8 63 (17.95%) .NET
8 63 (17.95%) Azure
8 63 (17.95%) AWS
9 56 (15.95%) SQL Server
9 56 (15.95%) Degree
10 55 (15.67%) JavaScript
11 52 (14.81%) IBM
12 51 (14.53%) SQL
13 50 (14.25%) Test Automation
14 49 (13.96%) Windows
14 49 (13.96%) Python
15 47 (13.39%) DevOps
16 44 (12.54%) Software Engineering
17 42 (11.97%) Web Services
18 41 (11.68%) ITIL
18 41 (11.68%) SOA
19 39 (11.11%) Shell Script
19 39 (11.11%) WebLogic
20 38 (10.83%) HTML
21 37 (10.54%) Waterfall
22 35 (9.97%) Scrum
23 34 (9.69%) REST
23 34 (9.69%) AngularJS

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 39 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 33 (9.40%) WebSphere
3 26 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (5.98%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.13%) Apache
5 18 (5.13%) JBoss
6 16 (4.56%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (3.42%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.85%) IIS
9 10 (2.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.99%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.99%) Confluence
11 7 (1.99%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.71%) CICS
12 6 (1.71%) MQSeries
13 5 (1.42%) nginx
13 5 (1.42%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.42%) Simulink
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.57%) Magento
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (17.95%) AWS
1 63 (17.95%) Azure
2 20 (5.70%) SaaS
3 14 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.85%) PaaS
6 8 (2.28%) GCP
7 7 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (1.71%) GitHub
9 5 (1.42%) Office 365
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle CX
9 5 (1.42%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.42%) Serverless
10 4 (1.14%) IaaS
10 4 (1.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Boomi
11 3 (0.85%) NuGet
11 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.70%) SSL
2 15 (4.27%) HTTP
3 14 (3.99%) Firewall
4 12 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.56%) DNS
6 8 (2.28%) Network Security
7 7 (1.99%) WAN
8 6 (1.71%) FTP
8 6 (1.71%) SAN
8 6 (1.71%) VPN
9 5 (1.42%) DHCP
9 5 (1.42%) Internet
9 5 (1.42%) SSH
10 4 (1.14%) Intranet
10 4 (1.14%) Wireless
11 3 (0.85%) Broadband
12 1 (0.28%) 2G
12 1 (0.28%) 3G
12 1 (0.28%) MPLS
12 1 (0.28%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.98%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.56%) Big Data
4 13 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.28%) MySQL
5 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.99%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.14%) DB2
9 4 (1.14%) EDMS
9 4 (1.14%) GIS
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.14%) Power BI
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.41%) Selenium
3 18 (5.13%) JIRA
4 13 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.28%) Eclipse RCP
7 7 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.42%) PeopleTools
9 5 (1.42%) Postman
9 5 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (1.42%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.14%) Grunt
10 4 (1.14%) gulp
10 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.14%) webpack
11 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 97 (27.64%) Finance
2 21 (5.98%) Advertising
3 16 (4.56%) Local Government
4 11 (3.13%) Retail
5 9 (2.56%) German Language
5 9 (2.56%) Marketing
5 9 (2.56%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.28%) Banking
7 7 (1.99%) Electronics
8 6 (1.71%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.71%) Games
8 6 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.14%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (1.14%) Legal
9 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (21.37%) Architect
2 57 (16.24%) Developer
3 33 (9.40%) Software Engineer
4 30 (8.55%) Administrator
5 27 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
6 25 (7.12%) Systems Developer
7 24 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (6.55%) Analyst
9 22 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (5.41%) Consultant
11 18 (5.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.56%) DBA
13 15 (4.27%) .NET Architect
14 14 (3.99%) .NET Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.99%) Backend Developer
15 13 (3.70%) Applications Support
16 12 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
16 12 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 12 (3.42%) Senior Linux Administrator
16 12 (3.42%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.95%) .NET
2 42 (11.97%) Web Services
3 38 (10.83%) HTML
4 34 (9.69%) AngularJS
4 34 (9.69%) REST
5 33 (9.40%) CSS
6 32 (9.12%) .NET Framework
7 26 (7.41%) React
8 22 (6.27%) SOAP
9 21 (5.98%) jQuery
10 20 (5.70%) Node.js
11 18 (5.13%) Spring
12 16 (4.56%) JSON
12 16 (4.56%) XML
13 14 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (3.42%) Swagger
15 11 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
16 10 (2.85%) RESTful
16 10 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
16 10 (2.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.12%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 16 (4.56%) Reinsurance
5 13 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.42%) PKI
6 12 (3.42%) User Experience
7 11 (3.13%) Clustering
8 10 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.28%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.28%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (2.28%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.99%) Tandem
11 6 (1.71%) AS400
11 6 (1.71%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.71%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 112 (31.91%) Linux
2 49 (13.96%) Windows
3 30 (8.55%) Unix
4 18 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.56%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.27%) AIX
7 8 (2.28%) Solaris
8 5 (1.42%) HPUX
8 5 (1.42%) OS/400
8 5 (1.42%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (14.25%) Test Automation
3 47 (13.39%) DevOps
4 44 (12.54%) Software Engineering
5 41 (11.68%) ITIL
5 41 (11.68%) SOA
6 37 (10.54%) Waterfall
7 35 (9.97%) Scrum
8 29 (8.26%) Project Management
9 27 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (7.41%) IT Strategy
10 26 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.12%) Migration
12 23 (6.55%) Problem Management
13 21 (5.98%) High Availability
13 21 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (5.98%) SDLC
13 21 (5.98%) TOGAF
14 19 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.08%) Java
2 65 (18.52%) C#
3 55 (15.67%) JavaScript
4 51 (14.53%) SQL
5 49 (13.96%) Python
6 39 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 26 (7.41%) C++
8 19 (5.41%) Bash Shell
9 16 (4.56%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.70%) Perl
11 12 (3.42%) C
12 10 (2.85%) Go
13 9 (2.56%) PHP
13 9 (2.56%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.71%) R
15 5 (1.42%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.42%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.42%) Ruby
16 4 (1.14%) Assembly Language
16 4 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (15.95%) Degree
2 20 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.85%) TOGAF Certification
5 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.71%) CBAP
7 6 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.42%) MCAD
9 4 (1.14%) CISA
9 4 (1.14%) CISM
9 4 (1.14%) CISSP
9 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.85%) PMP
11 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.28%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.13%) GDPR
1 11 (3.13%) QA
2 8 (2.28%) NIST
3 7 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.71%) SLA
5 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.14%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.85%) COBIT
7 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.71%) Docker
4 4 (1.14%) Firmware
4 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.14%) vSphere
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (3.42%) Ansible
1 12 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.71%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (1.14%) Puppet
6 3 (0.85%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.85%) Nessus
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.57%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.57%) Terraform
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.28%) rkt
8 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.65%) Oracle
3 52 (14.81%) IBM
4 18 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.13%) VMware
5 11 (3.13%) webMethods
6 10 (2.85%) Cisco
7 8 (2.28%) HP
8 7 (1.99%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.71%) F5
9 6 (1.71%) Google
9 6 (1.71%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.71%) Rapid7
9 6 (1.71%) SAP
9 6 (1.71%) Solace
9 6 (1.71%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.71%) Zend
10 5 (1.42%) NetApp
10 5 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.42%) Salesforce.com