Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 264 219
Rank change year-on-year -37 -45 +15
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 1902 2503 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.32% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.65% 3.38% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1823 2569
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +0.90%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,375 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 71782 73986 83137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.12% 38.96% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 59611 64205 71075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England -48 1807 £60,000 - 101
UK excluding London -27 1043 £50,000 -9.09% 71
London -63 819 £70,000 - 37
South East -47 323 £52,250 -9.13% 25
North of England +44 322 £50,000 -9.09% 14
North West +36 182 £50,000 +2.56% 7
East of England -93 118 £57,500 -4.17% 8
Midlands -2 117 £47,500 - 9
Yorkshire +27 107 £50,000 -9.09% 6
South West -27 95 £55,000 +15.79% 8
West Midlands +21 94 £46,250 -7.50% 8
Scotland -55 39 £45,000 - 4
North East +32 33 £50,000 -32.89% 1
East Midlands +4 23 £54,000 +35.00% 1
Wales +25 21 £43,750 -2.78% 3
Northern Ireland -17 9 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Middleware.

1 741 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (37.54%) Java
3 668 (35.12%) Oracle
4 632 (33.23%) Finance
5 463 (24.34%) Linux
6 441 (23.19%) SQL
7 435 (22.87%) Unix
8 343 (18.03%) SOA
9 335 (17.61%) SQL Server
10 334 (17.56%) Web Services
11 323 (16.98%) Windows
12 321 (16.88%) Banking
13 301 (15.83%) DevOps
14 294 (15.46%) Degree
15 277 (14.56%) Microsoft
16 274 (14.41%) Software Engineering
17 271 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
18 263 (13.83%) C#
19 262 (13.77%) Spring
20 253 (13.30%) JavaScript
20 253 (13.30%) XML
21 252 (13.25%) Tomcat
22 248 (13.04%) HTML
23 236 (12.41%) .NET
23 236 (12.41%) Scrum
24 223 (11.72%) IBM
25 221 (11.62%) Python
26 215 (11.30%) TDD
27 210 (11.04%) OO
28 205 (10.78%) RESTful

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 252 (13.25%) Tomcat
2 190 (9.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 169 (8.89%) JBoss
4 155 (8.15%) WebSphere
5 131 (6.89%) Apache
6 130 (6.83%) WebLogic
7 86 (4.52%) Oracle Service Bus
8 79 (4.15%) IIS
9 73 (3.84%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (3.36%) Confluence
11 55 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 54 (2.84%) Documentum
13 50 (2.63%) CMS
14 34 (1.79%) SharePoint
15 26 (1.37%) Jetty
16 25 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
17 23 (1.21%) Mule
18 22 (1.16%) MQSeries
19 21 (1.10%) Apache Spark
20 19 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.42%) Simulink
2 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 73 (3.84%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
3 24 (1.26%) SAP CRM
4 22 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
6 19 (1.00%) Magento
7 18 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.74%) SAP ERP
9 13 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
11 11 (0.58%) Oracle HRMS
11 11 (0.58%) SAP SRM
12 9 (0.47%) Maximo
12 9 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
14 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 6 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
15 5 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 271 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.73%) SaaS
4 64 (3.36%) PaaS
5 54 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (2.16%) IaaS
7 38 (2.00%) GitHub
7 38 (2.00%) Office 365
8 35 (1.84%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.37%) Boomi
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.32%) Cloudflare
12 6 (0.32%) Force.com
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.94%) HTTP
2 67 (3.52%) Firewall
3 64 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 58 (3.05%) Internet
5 50 (2.63%) SAN
6 34 (1.79%) LAN
7 31 (1.63%) DNS
8 28 (1.47%) WAN
9 25 (1.31%) DHCP
10 24 (1.26%) LDAP
11 23 (1.21%) SSL
12 19 (1.00%) Network Security
13 18 (0.95%) VPN
14 16 (0.84%) FTP
15 15 (0.79%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.74%) Wireless
17 13 (0.68%) HTTPS
17 13 (0.68%) IPsec
18 12 (0.63%) NAS
19 11 (0.58%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 112 (5.89%) MySQL
4 101 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 96 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (3.89%) MongoDB
8 68 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
10 57 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
11 56 (2.94%) Big Data
11 56 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 55 (2.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 45 (2.37%) NoSQL
14 44 (2.31%) Oracle ODI
15 43 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 39 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
18 36 (1.89%) Hadoop
19 31 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 184 (9.67%) Jenkins
2 179 (9.41%) Git (software)
3 162 (8.52%) Maven
4 132 (6.94%) JIRA
5 104 (5.47%) Selenium
6 91 (4.78%) JUnit
7 82 (4.31%) Subversion
8 62 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 52 (2.73%) Mockito
10 40 (2.10%) NUnit
10 40 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 31 (1.63%) Jasmine
11 31 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
12 27 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (1.26%) Ant
13 24 (1.26%) LSMW
14 23 (1.21%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.21%) JDeveloper
15 22 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 632 (33.23%) Finance
2 321 (16.88%) Banking
3 169 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 119 (6.26%) Retail Banking
5 117 (6.15%) Marketing
6 102 (5.36%) Retail
7 89 (4.68%) Front Office
7 89 (4.68%) Telecoms
8 87 (4.57%) Manufacturing
9 71 (3.73%) Electronics
10 50 (2.63%) Publishing
11 37 (1.95%) Advertising
12 27 (1.42%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.05%) Legal
14 19 (1.00%) Law
15 15 (0.79%) Military
16 14 (0.74%) Local Government
17 11 (0.58%) Back Office
18 10 (0.53%) Billing
19 6 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 612 (32.18%) Developer
2 367 (19.30%) Architect
3 257 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 192 (10.09%) Senior Developer
5 135 (7.10%) Software Engineer
6 120 (6.31%) Analyst
7 103 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
8 96 (5.05%) Consultant
8 96 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 78 (4.10%) Oracle Developer
10 69 (3.63%) Applications Support
11 65 (3.42%) .NET Developer
12 59 (3.10%) DBA
13 49 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
13 49 (2.58%) Technical Architect
14 48 (2.52%) Oracle Architect
14 48 (2.52%) Senior Oracle Developer
15 46 (2.42%) Middleware Engineer
16 44 (2.31%) Senior Architect
17 43 (2.26%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (17.56%) Web Services
2 262 (13.77%) Spring
3 253 (13.30%) XML
4 248 (13.04%) HTML
5 236 (12.41%) .NET
6 205 (10.78%) RESTful
7 198 (10.41%) SOAP
8 186 (9.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 185 (9.73%) CSS
9 185 (9.73%) REST
10 163 (8.57%) JSON
11 146 (7.68%) AngularJS
12 136 (7.15%) HTML5
13 126 (6.62%) J2EE
14 104 (5.47%) ASP.NET
15 96 (5.05%) JMS
16 95 (4.99%) CSS3
17 93 (4.89%) Hibernate
18 91 (4.78%) jQuery
19 85 (4.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 201 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 99 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
4 89 (4.68%) Management Information System
5 75 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 68 (3.58%) Derivative
7 57 (3.00%) User Experience
8 56 (2.94%) Mobile App
9 48 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
10 45 (2.37%) Equity Derivative
11 40 (2.10%) Fintech
12 38 (2.00%) Mainframe
13 36 (1.89%) Clustering
14 29 (1.52%) iPad
15 28 (1.47%) Client/Server
16 26 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
17 25 (1.31%) Equities
17 25 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (1.31%) Life Science
18 24 (1.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 463 (24.34%) Linux
2 435 (22.87%) Unix
3 323 (16.98%) Windows
4 106 (5.57%) Solaris
5 95 (4.99%) Windows Server
6 52 (2.73%) AIX
6 52 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (2.05%) Android
8 34 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.68%) CentOS
12 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.42%) OS/400
15 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.21%) HPUX
16 4 (0.21%) VMS
16 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (18.03%) SOA
3 301 (15.83%) DevOps
4 274 (14.41%) Software Engineering
5 236 (12.41%) Scrum
6 215 (11.30%) TDD
7 210 (11.04%) OO
8 201 (10.57%) ITIL
9 192 (10.09%) SDLC
10 180 (9.46%) TOGAF
11 176 (9.25%) MVC
12 173 (9.10%) Test Automation
13 169 (8.89%) Unit Testing
14 152 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
14 152 (7.99%) Open Source
15 137 (7.20%) Migration
16 135 (7.10%) CRM
17 132 (6.94%) Wealth Management
18 129 (6.78%) Project Management
18 129 (6.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 714 (37.54%) Java
2 441 (23.19%) SQL
3 263 (13.83%) C#
4 253 (13.30%) JavaScript
5 221 (11.62%) Python
6 163 (8.57%) Shell Script
7 146 (7.68%) Perl
8 144 (7.57%) PL/SQL
9 113 (5.94%) Bash Shell
10 109 (5.73%) C++
11 94 (4.94%) T-SQL
12 80 (4.21%) C
13 63 (3.31%) PHP
14 52 (2.73%) Ruby
15 45 (2.37%) PowerShell
16 38 (2.00%) ABAP
17 36 (1.89%) Scala
18 26 (1.37%) MATLAB
19 25 (1.31%) SAPscript
20 22 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 294 (15.46%) Degree
2 113 (5.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (5.89%) Security Cleared
4 58 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.26%) MCAD
6 24 (1.26%) MCSD
7 18 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.79%) ISEB
9 13 (0.68%) CISSP
10 12 (0.63%) Sun Certification
11 11 (0.58%) OCMJD
11 11 (0.58%) OCPJP
11 11 (0.58%) OCPJWCD
11 11 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.42%) MCITP
13 8 (0.42%) MCTS
13 8 (0.42%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.05%) SLA
2 95 (4.99%) QA
3 45 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.53%) IEC 61508
8 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.47%) PMO
9 8 (0.42%) Basel III
9 8 (0.42%) HL7
9 8 (0.42%) IEC 62304
9 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.42%) SEPA
10 6 (0.32%) RosettaNet
10 6 (0.32%) TARGET2
11 5 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 4 (0.21%) GPG13
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
System Software
1 89 (4.68%) Docker
2 64 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.89%) vSphere
8 12 (0.63%) Firmware
8 12 (0.63%) KVM
8 12 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (0.37%) NFS
12 5 (0.26%) HDFS
13 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.16%) SRDF
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.11%) Samba
14 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 118 (6.20%) Puppet
2 56 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (2.26%) Ansible
4 32 (1.68%) Tivoli
5 30 (1.58%) Kubernetes
6 28 (1.47%) ZABBIX
7 19 (1.00%) Control-M
8 18 (0.95%) Opsview
9 17 (0.89%) CA Wily
10 16 (0.84%) Terraform
11 15 (0.79%) Ganglia
12 14 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (0.68%) Data Guard
13 13 (0.68%) Mesos
13 13 (0.68%) rkt
14 12 (0.63%) BladeLogic
15 9 (0.47%) Nagios
15 9 (0.47%) vRealize
16 8 (0.42%) HAProxy
16 8 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 668 (35.12%) Oracle
2 277 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 223 (11.72%) IBM
4 123 (6.47%) SAP
4 123 (6.47%) TIBCO
5 115 (6.05%) VMware
6 96 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 65 (3.42%) EMC
8 63 (3.31%) Tableau
9 62 (3.26%) Pega
10 58 (3.05%) Sun
11 47 (2.47%) hybris
12 46 (2.42%) Sybase
13 45 (2.37%) Splunk
14 39 (2.05%) MuleSoft
15 37 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
16 31 (1.63%) Cognizant
17 30 (1.58%) Cisco
18 27 (1.42%) AppDynamics
18 27 (1.42%) HP