Period
to 18 August 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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 274 225
Rank change year-on-year -20 -49 +11
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 2060 2467 3299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.25% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 3.22% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1833 2532
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +9.28% +1.04%

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71647 76593 82163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.48% 38.76% 37.82%
Number of salaries quoted 59672 66498 70064
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 August 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 August 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 -20 1931 £60,000 - 127
UK excluding London -6 1068 £50,000 -5.66% 83
London -37 952 £70,000 +3.70% 51
South East -35 281 £52,500 -4.55% 15
North of England +25 263 £50,000 - 26
Midlands +80 172 £42,500 -12.82% 7
East of England -21 158 £57,500 +2.68% 18
West Midlands +87 145 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North West +3 142 £52,500 +12.90% 18
Yorkshire +39 101 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South West +10 95 £52,500 +7.69% 10
Scotland -25 52 £46,000 -13.21% 7
Wales +26 36 £45,269 +17.58%
East Midlands +7 27 £28,500 -32.94%
North East +23 20 £48,000 -25.87% 1
Northern Ireland -7 11 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 826 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 808 (39.22%) Java
3 737 (35.78%) Oracle
4 679 (32.96%) Finance
5 509 (24.71%) Linux
6 478 (23.20%) SQL
7 466 (22.62%) Unix
8 444 (21.55%) SOA
9 413 (20.05%) Web Services
10 335 (16.26%) Banking
11 327 (15.87%) C#
12 326 (15.83%) Software Engineering
13 324 (15.73%) Windows
14 321 (15.58%) SQL Server
15 305 (14.81%) .NET
15 305 (14.81%) XML
16 302 (14.66%) IBM
17 301 (14.61%) DevOps
18 299 (14.51%) Spring
19 296 (14.37%) JavaScript
20 294 (14.27%) Tomcat
21 283 (13.74%) OO
22 272 (13.20%) HTML
23 263 (12.77%) SOAP
24 252 (12.23%) MVC
24 252 (12.23%) REST
25 251 (12.18%) TDD
25 251 (12.18%) Degree
26 244 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
27 241 (11.70%) Scrum

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
1 294 (14.27%) Tomcat
2 239 (11.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 232 (11.26%) WebSphere
4 202 (9.81%) JBoss
5 189 (9.17%) WebLogic
6 121 (5.87%) Apache
7 105 (5.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 103 (5.00%) IIS
9 69 (3.35%) CMS
10 66 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
11 53 (2.57%) Confluence
12 52 (2.52%) Documentum
13 42 (2.04%) SharePoint
14 34 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
15 29 (1.41%) Mule
16 27 (1.31%) Apache Solr
16 27 (1.31%) MS Exchange
17 20 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
18 19 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
19 17 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 108 (5.24%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
5 27 (1.31%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.87%) SAP CRM
7 17 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (0.83%) SAP ERP
8 16 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
9 15 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
10 13 (0.63%) Magento
10 13 (0.63%) Maximo
10 13 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.49%) Eloqua
12 10 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
12 10 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
13 9 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
14 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
15 6 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 244 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (4.03%) SaaS
4 81 (3.93%) PaaS
5 58 (2.82%) IaaS
6 40 (1.94%) GitHub
7 34 (1.65%) Office 365
8 28 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.26%) Google Analytics
10 22 (1.07%) OpenShift
11 20 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 11 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.49%) Boomi
15 9 (0.44%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.39%) Bluemix
17 7 (0.34%) Taleo
18 6 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.95%) HTTP
2 91 (4.42%) Firewall
3 86 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 67 (3.25%) SAN
5 64 (3.11%) Internet
6 61 (2.96%) LAN
7 53 (2.57%) WAN
8 37 (1.80%) DNS
9 25 (1.21%) LDAP
10 24 (1.17%) NAS
11 23 (1.12%) Ethernet
12 22 (1.07%) DHCP
13 21 (1.02%) SSL
14 20 (0.97%) Wireless
15 16 (0.78%) AMQP
16 15 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (0.63%) Network Security
18 11 (0.53%) HTTPS
19 9 (0.44%) Bluetooth
19 9 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 190 (9.22%) Oracle Database
3 113 (5.49%) MySQL
4 93 (4.51%) Relational Database
5 86 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
7 78 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 69 (3.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 68 (3.30%) MongoDB
10 66 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 51 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
11 51 (2.48%) Oracle ODI
12 48 (2.33%) Big Data
12 48 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 44 (2.14%) RDBMS
14 43 (2.09%) Hadoop
15 42 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (1.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 36 (1.75%) NoSQL
17 36 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 201 (9.76%) Maven
2 183 (8.88%) Jenkins
3 160 (7.77%) Git (software)
4 124 (6.02%) Subversion
5 122 (5.92%) JIRA
6 114 (5.53%) Selenium
7 93 (4.51%) JUnit
8 67 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 58 (2.82%) Mockito
10 56 (2.72%) Eclipse
11 43 (2.09%) Visual Studio
12 42 (2.04%) NUnit
13 39 (1.89%) Jasmine
14 35 (1.70%) Ant
15 34 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
16 33 (1.60%) SoapUI
17 32 (1.55%) TeamCity
18 28 (1.36%) MSTest
19 24 (1.17%) Bitbucket
20 23 (1.12%) LSMW
General
1 679 (32.96%) Finance
2 335 (16.26%) Banking
3 216 (10.49%) Retail
4 202 (9.81%) Investment Banking
5 126 (6.12%) Marketing
6 119 (5.78%) Retail Banking
7 108 (5.24%) Manufacturing
8 85 (4.13%) Telecoms
9 79 (3.83%) Front Office
10 54 (2.62%) Publishing
11 52 (2.52%) Electronics
12 42 (2.04%) Advertising
13 22 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.97%) Local Government
15 15 (0.73%) Back Office
16 14 (0.68%) Legal
17 13 (0.63%) Billing
18 12 (0.58%) Military
19 6 (0.29%) Automotive
20 5 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 701 (34.03%) Developer
2 397 (19.27%) Architect
3 267 (12.96%) Java Developer
4 243 (11.80%) Senior Developer
5 169 (8.20%) Software Engineer
6 143 (6.94%) Consultant
7 116 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 114 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
9 106 (5.15%) Analyst
10 92 (4.47%) .NET Developer
11 76 (3.69%) Oracle Developer
12 67 (3.25%) Java Engineer
13 60 (2.91%) Technical Architect
14 58 (2.82%) DBA
15 57 (2.77%) Oracle Consultant
15 57 (2.77%) Software Developer
16 53 (2.57%) Senior .NET Developer
17 51 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
17 51 (2.48%) Senior Oracle Developer
18 50 (2.43%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (20.05%) Web Services
2 305 (14.81%) .NET
2 305 (14.81%) XML
3 299 (14.51%) Spring
4 272 (13.20%) HTML
5 263 (12.77%) SOAP
6 252 (12.23%) REST
7 209 (10.15%) RESTful
8 206 (10.00%) CSS
9 201 (9.76%) Oracle Fusion
10 189 (9.17%) AngularJS
11 166 (8.06%) J2EE
12 162 (7.86%) ASP.NET
13 151 (7.33%) HTML5
14 149 (7.23%) JSON
15 131 (6.36%) JMS
16 113 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 113 (5.49%) jQuery
17 112 (5.44%) ASP.NET Web API
18 108 (5.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 210 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 112 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 108 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 101 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 96 (4.66%) User Experience
7 78 (3.79%) Derivative
8 70 (3.40%) Mainframe
9 56 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
10 52 (2.52%) Fintech
11 49 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
12 44 (2.14%) Mobile App
13 35 (1.70%) Life Science
14 33 (1.60%) Clustering
15 31 (1.50%) Virtual Team
16 30 (1.46%) DataPower
17 29 (1.41%) iPad
18 26 (1.26%) SWIFT
19 25 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
19 25 (1.21%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 509 (24.71%) Linux
2 466 (22.62%) Unix
3 324 (15.73%) Windows
4 111 (5.39%) Solaris
5 100 (4.85%) Windows Server
6 50 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (2.14%) AIX
8 36 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
9 28 (1.36%) Android
10 17 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 17 (0.83%) CentOS
11 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.097%) zOS
18 1 (0.049%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (21.55%) SOA
3 326 (15.83%) Software Engineering
4 301 (14.61%) DevOps
5 283 (13.74%) OO
6 252 (12.23%) MVC
7 251 (12.18%) TDD
8 241 (11.70%) Scrum
9 218 (10.58%) Unit Testing
10 215 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
11 204 (9.90%) Test Automation
12 191 (9.27%) ITIL
13 185 (8.98%) SDLC
14 176 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 174 (8.45%) TOGAF
16 166 (8.06%) Open Source
17 164 (7.96%) BDD
18 160 (7.77%) CRM
19 157 (7.62%) Migration
20 139 (6.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 808 (39.22%) Java
2 478 (23.20%) SQL
3 327 (15.87%) C#
4 296 (14.37%) JavaScript
5 198 (9.61%) Python
6 173 (8.40%) PL/SQL
7 169 (8.20%) Shell Script
8 122 (5.92%) Perl
9 104 (5.05%) C++
10 96 (4.66%) T-SQL
11 87 (4.22%) Bash Shell
11 87 (4.22%) PHP
12 56 (2.72%) C
13 50 (2.43%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.23%) Ruby
15 38 (1.84%) ABAP
16 31 (1.50%) Scala
17 26 (1.26%) PHP 7
17 26 (1.26%) VB
18 25 (1.21%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 251 (12.18%) Degree
2 101 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 43 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (1.02%) ISEB
7 14 (0.68%) MCAD
7 14 (0.68%) MCSD
8 13 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.49%) PMP
11 9 (0.44%) CISSP
12 8 (0.39%) CISM
13 7 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.34%) PhD
13 7 (0.34%) Postgraduate
14 6 (0.29%) CCSP
14 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.39%) SLA
2 99 (4.81%) QA
3 46 (2.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 40 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (0.78%) PMO
7 15 (0.73%) HL7
7 15 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.24%) SEPA
11 3 (0.15%) Basel III
12 2 (0.097%) MiFID
12 2 (0.097%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.049%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.049%) MISRA
13 1 (0.049%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (4.08%) Docker
2 66 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (2.77%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.73%) vSphere
8 13 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.44%) HDFS
9 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.39%) KVM
10 8 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.24%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.19%) Firmware
14 3 (0.15%) NFS
15 2 (0.097%) ClearTrust
15 2 (0.097%) RACF
15 2 (0.097%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 118 (5.73%) Puppet
2 55 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (2.33%) Control-M
4 35 (1.70%) Tivoli
5 28 (1.36%) Ansible
6 23 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 22 (1.07%) SCCM
7 22 (1.07%) ZABBIX
8 21 (1.02%) Kubernetes
9 20 (0.97%) Opsview
10 14 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
11 13 (0.63%) Nagios
11 13 (0.63%) SCOM
12 12 (0.58%) BladeLogic
13 10 (0.49%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.44%) MOM
15 8 (0.39%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.34%) CA Wily
16 7 (0.34%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 737 (35.78%) Oracle
2 302 (14.66%) IBM
3 235 (11.41%) Microsoft
4 140 (6.80%) TIBCO
5 123 (5.97%) SAP
6 113 (5.49%) VMware
7 101 (4.90%) Red Hat
8 66 (3.20%) Cognizant
9 62 (3.01%) Google
10 60 (2.91%) EMC
10 60 (2.91%) Sun
11 59 (2.86%) Pega
12 56 (2.72%) Tableau
13 52 (2.52%) ATG
14 48 (2.33%) hybris
15 45 (2.18%) Cisco
16 42 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
17 38 (1.84%) PeopleSoft
18 34 (1.65%) MuleSoft
18 34 (1.65%) Sybase