Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 345 384 335
Rank change year-on-year +39 -49 -25
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 422 1,089 1,681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.80% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.95% 2.13% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 362 821 1,144
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 21,597 51,142 65,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.81% 37.61% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18,425 42,068 54,442
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Middleware in the UK

Middleware
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Middleware over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 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
England +63 394 £65,000 +13.04% 113
UK excluding London +63 225 £60,000 +14.29% 80
London +42 173 £75,000 +25.00% 41
North of England +154 82 £55,000 +0.94% 21
North West +135 64 £60,000 +3.47% 11
Work from Home +46 53 £70,000 +67.19% 8
South West +121 51 £50,000 -4.76% 9
South East +87 46 £66,250 +15.22% 22
Midlands +84 28 £66,500 +47.78% 13
Yorkshire +95 18 £55,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +75 18 £53,500 +9.45% 7
Scotland +47 13 £52,500 -1.96% 4
East Midlands +71 10 £70,500 +63.95% 6
East of England +94 3 £43,000 -28.33% 6
Northern Ireland +22 1 - - 4
Wales +3 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 with a requirement for Middleware.

1 141 (33.41%) Finance
2 140 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (29.38%) Java
4 116 (27.49%) Oracle
5 112 (26.54%) AWS
6 104 (24.64%) SQL
7 93 (22.04%) Azure
8 86 (20.38%) Linux
9 69 (16.35%) JavaScript
10 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
11 55 (13.03%) Degree
12 53 (12.56%) C#
13 47 (11.14%) .NET
13 47 (11.14%) Migration
13 47 (11.14%) REST
13 47 (11.14%) Microservices
14 45 (10.66%) Python
15 44 (10.43%) Windows
16 43 (10.19%) Software Engineering
16 43 (10.19%) DevOps
17 41 (9.72%) IT Strategy
17 41 (9.72%) Spring
18 40 (9.48%) Scrum
18 40 (9.48%) Unix
19 39 (9.24%) React
19 39 (9.24%) Analytics
20 37 (8.77%) SaaS
20 37 (8.77%) PL/SQL
20 37 (8.77%) IBM
21 36 (8.53%) HTML

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 33 (7.82%) WebSphere
2 27 (6.40%) WebLogic
3 22 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 19 (4.50%) Apache
5 15 (3.55%) Confluence
6 13 (3.08%) Mule
7 12 (2.84%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 12 (2.84%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.37%) Apache Spark
9 9 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.66%) nginx
12 6 (1.42%) IIS
12 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Fuse
13 5 (1.18%) JBoss
14 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.71%) CMS
15 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (2.37%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (3.55%) Oracle ERP
2 14 (3.32%) Magento
2 14 (3.32%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (3.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (2.37%) Actimize
3 10 (2.37%) Shopify
4 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.71%) Endur
5 3 (0.71%) Findur
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.24%) Maximo
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 112 (26.54%) AWS
2 93 (22.04%) Azure
3 37 (8.77%) SaaS
4 22 (5.21%) GCP
5 15 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (3.32%) GitHub
7 12 (2.84%) Boomi
8 10 (2.37%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.13%) IaaS
9 9 (2.13%) Office 365
9 9 (2.13%) PaaS
10 8 (1.90%) Apigee
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
11 6 (1.42%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (1.18%) Serverless
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.79%) Firewall
3 15 (3.55%) HTTP
4 14 (3.32%) WAN
5 13 (3.08%) SSH
6 12 (2.84%) FTP
6 12 (2.84%) Internet
7 9 (2.13%) LAN
8 8 (1.90%) DNS
9 6 (1.42%) Network Security
10 5 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.18%) SMS
10 5 (1.18%) SSL
10 5 (1.18%) Wireless
11 3 (0.71%) AMQP
11 3 (0.71%) VPN
12 2 (0.47%) DSL
12 2 (0.47%) Skype
13 1 (0.24%) SAN
13 1 (0.24%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.82%) Big Data
2 30 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 28 (6.64%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (3.79%) MySQL
5 15 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.32%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 13 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.61%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.18%) DB2
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.95%) HBase
12 4 (0.95%) Tableau
13 3 (0.71%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.71%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 32 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.40%) Oracle Forms
3 24 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 24 (5.69%) JIRA
4 23 (5.45%) Oracle APEX
5 15 (3.55%) JUnit
6 14 (3.32%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.13%) Maven
7 9 (2.13%) PHPUnit
8 8 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.90%) JBehave
8 8 (1.90%) Selenium
9 6 (1.42%) Ant
9 6 (1.42%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.42%) CircleCI
9 6 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.95%) JMeter
11 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (33.41%) Finance
2 34 (8.06%) Banking
3 25 (5.92%) Retail
4 14 (3.32%) Front Office
5 12 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.61%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.37%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.37%) Games
7 10 (2.37%) Marketing
8 9 (2.13%) Back Office
9 6 (1.42%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.95%) Cyber-Physical System
11 4 (0.95%) Legal
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.47%) Publishing
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (25.83%) Developer
2 92 (21.80%) Architect
3 41 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (6.87%) Java Developer
4 29 (6.87%) Oracle Developer
5 28 (6.64%) Analyst
6 21 (4.98%) Integration Developer
7 19 (4.50%) Software Engineer
8 18 (4.27%) .NET Architect
9 17 (4.03%) Consultant
9 17 (4.03%) Middleware Engineer
9 17 (4.03%) Technical Leader
10 16 (3.79%) Platform Engineer
10 16 (3.79%) Senior Manager
11 15 (3.55%) .NET Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.32%) Middleware Developer
13 13 (3.08%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
13 13 (3.08%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.14%) .NET
1 47 (11.14%) REST
2 41 (9.72%) Spring
3 39 (9.24%) React
4 36 (8.53%) AngularJS
4 36 (8.53%) HTML
5 34 (8.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 31 (7.35%) Web Services
7 28 (6.64%) CSS
8 23 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 22 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (4.74%) JMS
10 20 (4.74%) Kafka
10 20 (4.74%) SOAP
11 19 (4.50%) Node.js
12 17 (4.03%) Spring Boot
13 16 (3.79%) XML
14 14 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (3.08%) Lambda Expressions
16 12 (2.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.50%) User Experience
5 14 (3.32%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.08%) Data Structures
6 13 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.84%) Clustering
8 11 (2.61%) SWIFT
9 9 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.66%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.18%) PKI
13 5 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 86 (20.38%) Linux
2 44 (10.43%) Windows
3 40 (9.48%) Unix
4 19 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.32%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.95%) CentOS
7 4 (0.95%) Solaris
8 3 (0.71%) AIX
8 3 (0.71%) Android
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.14%) Microservices
2 47 (11.14%) Migration
3 43 (10.19%) DevOps
3 43 (10.19%) Software Engineering
4 41 (9.72%) IT Strategy
5 40 (9.48%) Scrum
6 39 (9.24%) Analytics
7 36 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
8 32 (7.58%) Computer Science
8 32 (7.58%) Project Management
8 32 (7.58%) TOGAF
9 30 (7.11%) SOA
9 30 (7.11%) Strategic Roadmap
10 28 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (6.16%) E-Commerce
11 26 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (6.16%) SDLC
12 25 (5.92%) Customer Engagement
12 25 (5.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.38%) Java
2 104 (24.64%) SQL
3 69 (16.35%) JavaScript
4 53 (12.56%) C#
5 45 (10.66%) Python
6 37 (8.77%) PL/SQL
7 21 (4.98%) C++
8 16 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.55%) Perl
9 15 (3.55%) PHP
10 14 (3.32%) C
10 14 (3.32%) Java 8
11 11 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.13%) Go
13 7 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.42%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.18%) Apex Code
15 5 (1.18%) SOQL
16 3 (0.71%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (13.03%) Degree
2 36 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (6.64%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.55%) TOGAF Certification
6 13 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.95%) CISSP
7 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.71%) CISM
9 2 (0.47%) CISA
9 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.47%) RHCE
10 1 (0.24%) CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) CEH
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) GCIH
10 1 (0.24%) GIAC
10 1 (0.24%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.08%) QA
2 11 (2.61%) GDPR
3 9 (2.13%) FATCA
3 9 (2.13%) SLA
4 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.71%) EMIR
7 2 (0.47%) GxP
7 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.47%) NIST
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.13%) Docker
3 6 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) ACF2
7 1 (0.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) RACF
7 1 (0.24%) Samba
7 1 (0.24%) Squid
7 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.55%) Ansible
3 10 (2.37%) Terraform
4 5 (1.18%) Data Guard
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.95%) Kibana
5 4 (0.95%) logstash
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.71%) Grafana
6 3 (0.71%) Puppet
7 2 (0.47%) Graphite
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.24%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.24%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) SELinux
Vendors
1 116 (27.49%) Oracle
2 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.77%) IBM
4 20 (4.74%) TIBCO
5 19 (4.50%) MuleSoft
5 19 (4.50%) Solace
6 14 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.84%) Google
7 12 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.61%) Zend
9 9 (2.13%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.90%) webMethods
11 7 (1.66%) Informatica
12 6 (1.42%) ATG
12 6 (1.42%) Demandware
12 6 (1.42%) hybris
12 6 (1.42%) Jitterbit
12 6 (1.42%) SAP
12 6 (1.42%) VMware