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

Middleware
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 258 225
Rank change year-on-year -36 -33 +6
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 1932 2501 3363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.30% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 3.36% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1350 1823 2546
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £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 70110 74466 82596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.85% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58031 64578 70646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £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 October 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 October 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 -32 1849 £60,000 - 131
UK excluding London -17 1030 £50,000 -9.09% 89
London -68 863 £70,000 - 48
South East -38 300 £52,500 -8.70% 21
North of England +53 297 £50,000 -9.09% 27
North West +22 159 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Midlands +37 141 £45,000 -5.26% 16
East of England -56 141 £57,500 - 11
West Midlands +54 119 £46,250 -7.50% 14
Yorkshire +31 112 £50,000 -10.31% 7
South West -1 96 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Scotland -47 39 £45,000 - 5
North East +30 26 £66,500 -10.74% 2
East Midlands +23 22 £28,500 -28.75% 2
Wales +11 10 £50,000 +27.39% 1
Northern Ireland -24 7 £40,000 -27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 764 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 725 (37.53%) Java
3 706 (36.54%) Oracle
4 646 (33.44%) Finance
5 465 (24.07%) SQL
6 455 (23.55%) Linux
7 433 (22.41%) Unix
8 391 (20.24%) SOA
9 340 (17.60%) Web Services
10 321 (16.61%) Banking
11 318 (16.46%) SQL Server
12 302 (15.63%) Windows
13 296 (15.32%) DevOps
14 279 (14.44%) Software Engineering
15 275 (14.23%) JavaScript
16 274 (14.18%) C#
16 274 (14.18%) Degree
17 268 (13.87%) XML
18 265 (13.72%) Spring
19 263 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
20 256 (13.25%) HTML
21 249 (12.89%) Microsoft
22 248 (12.84%) Tomcat
23 244 (12.63%) .NET
24 240 (12.42%) IBM
25 234 (12.11%) Scrum
26 232 (12.01%) OO
27 224 (11.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
28 223 (11.54%) TDD
29 218 (11.28%) Analytical Skills

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
1 248 (12.84%) Tomcat
2 224 (11.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 180 (9.32%) JBoss
4 160 (8.28%) WebSphere
5 148 (7.66%) WebLogic
6 120 (6.21%) Apache
7 105 (5.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 72 (3.73%) IIS
9 66 (3.42%) Confluence
10 64 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (3.31%) CMS
11 56 (2.90%) Documentum
12 41 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
13 34 (1.76%) SharePoint
14 25 (1.29%) Mule
15 23 (1.19%) Jetty
16 19 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (0.88%) OpenStack
18 16 (0.83%) MQSeries
19 15 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.26%) Simulink
5 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 91 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.50%) SAP CRM
3 27 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
4 23 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
5 20 (1.04%) Magento
6 17 (0.88%) SAP ERP
7 15 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
8 12 (0.62%) Oracle HRMS
8 12 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
10 10 (0.52%) Eloqua
10 10 (0.52%) Maximo
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
10 10 (0.52%) SAP SRM
11 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 263 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.31%) PaaS
4 63 (3.26%) SaaS
5 45 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (2.17%) IaaS
7 37 (1.92%) GitHub
8 35 (1.81%) Office 365
8 35 (1.81%) OpenShift
9 19 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 12 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.57%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 10 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.31%) Oracle CX
14 6 (0.31%) Taleo
15 5 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.40%) HTTP
2 70 (3.62%) TCP/IP
3 67 (3.47%) Firewall
4 62 (3.21%) Internet
5 52 (2.69%) SAN
6 36 (1.86%) LAN
7 28 (1.45%) WAN
8 27 (1.40%) DNS
9 26 (1.35%) SSL
10 23 (1.19%) LDAP
11 17 (0.88%) Ethernet
12 16 (0.83%) VPN
12 16 (0.83%) Wireless
13 15 (0.78%) DHCP
13 15 (0.78%) Network Security
13 15 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.72%) HTTPS
15 13 (0.67%) AMQP
16 12 (0.62%) IPsec
16 12 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 167 (8.64%) Oracle Database
3 108 (5.59%) MySQL
4 89 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 86 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
6 84 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (3.73%) MongoDB
8 70 (3.62%) Oracle Reports
9 63 (3.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 57 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
12 51 (2.64%) Oracle ODI
13 50 (2.59%) Big Data
14 48 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (2.38%) RDBMS
16 45 (2.33%) NoSQL
17 38 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 38 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 33 (1.71%) Hadoop
19 28 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 187 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 174 (9.01%) Git (software)
3 170 (8.80%) Maven
4 127 (6.57%) JIRA
5 115 (5.95%) Selenium
6 89 (4.61%) JUnit
7 86 (4.45%) Subversion
8 69 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 59 (3.05%) Mockito
10 40 (2.07%) NUnit
11 38 (1.97%) TeamCity
12 36 (1.86%) Jasmine
13 34 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
14 29 (1.50%) LSMW
15 27 (1.40%) Ant
15 27 (1.40%) Cucumber
16 26 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (1.19%) MSTest
17 23 (1.19%) SoapUI
18 21 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 646 (33.44%) Finance
2 321 (16.61%) Banking
3 210 (10.87%) Retail
4 185 (9.58%) Investment Banking
5 134 (6.94%) Marketing
6 119 (6.16%) Retail Banking
7 102 (5.28%) Manufacturing
8 95 (4.92%) Telecoms
9 89 (4.61%) Front Office
10 72 (3.73%) Electronics
11 54 (2.80%) Publishing
12 34 (1.76%) Advertising
13 29 (1.50%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.98%) Legal
15 13 (0.67%) Back Office
15 13 (0.67%) Law
16 11 (0.57%) Local Government
17 10 (0.52%) Billing
17 10 (0.52%) Military
18 8 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 660 (34.16%) Developer
2 364 (18.84%) Architect
3 258 (13.35%) Java Developer
4 219 (11.34%) Senior Developer
5 140 (7.25%) Software Engineer
6 114 (5.90%) Analyst
7 106 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
8 104 (5.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 95 (4.92%) Consultant
10 78 (4.04%) Oracle Developer
11 77 (3.99%) .NET Developer
12 60 (3.11%) DBA
13 58 (3.00%) Applications Support
14 53 (2.74%) Technical Architect
15 52 (2.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
16 51 (2.64%) Oracle Architect
17 44 (2.28%) Linux Engineer
17 44 (2.28%) Senior .NET Developer
18 43 (2.23%) Java Architect
18 43 (2.23%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (17.60%) Web Services
2 268 (13.87%) XML
3 265 (13.72%) Spring
4 256 (13.25%) HTML
5 244 (12.63%) .NET
6 214 (11.08%) SOAP
7 204 (10.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 204 (10.56%) REST
8 198 (10.25%) CSS
9 189 (9.78%) RESTful
10 171 (8.85%) AngularJS
11 168 (8.70%) JSON
12 144 (7.45%) HTML5
13 134 (6.94%) J2EE
14 112 (5.80%) JMS
15 109 (5.64%) jQuery
16 107 (5.54%) ASP.NET
17 91 (4.71%) CSS3
18 84 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
19 83 (4.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 218 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (8.95%) Computer Science
3 84 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 78 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 77 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 73 (3.78%) Derivative
7 59 (3.05%) User Experience
8 49 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
8 49 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 47 (2.43%) Fintech
10 43 (2.23%) Mobile App
11 37 (1.92%) Clustering
12 36 (1.86%) Mainframe
13 30 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
13 30 (1.55%) iPad
14 29 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 29 (1.50%) Life Science
15 27 (1.40%) SWIFT
16 25 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (1.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 455 (23.55%) Linux
2 433 (22.41%) Unix
3 302 (15.63%) Windows
4 107 (5.54%) Solaris
5 81 (4.19%) Windows Server
6 53 (2.74%) AIX
7 51 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (1.55%) Android
9 25 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (0.78%) CentOS
12 10 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.21%) HPUX
15 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.16%) VMS
16 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (20.24%) SOA
3 296 (15.32%) DevOps
4 279 (14.44%) Software Engineering
5 234 (12.11%) Scrum
6 232 (12.01%) OO
7 223 (11.54%) TDD
8 192 (9.94%) SDLC
9 190 (9.83%) ITIL
10 189 (9.78%) MVC
11 183 (9.47%) TOGAF
12 174 (9.01%) Unit Testing
13 170 (8.80%) Test Automation
14 167 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
15 163 (8.44%) CRM
16 147 (7.61%) Open Source
17 140 (7.25%) Project Management
18 136 (7.04%) Asset Management
18 136 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
19 135 (6.99%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 725 (37.53%) Java
2 465 (24.07%) SQL
3 275 (14.23%) JavaScript
4 274 (14.18%) C#
5 203 (10.51%) Python
6 167 (8.64%) Shell Script
7 163 (8.44%) PL/SQL
8 136 (7.04%) Perl
9 100 (5.18%) C++
9 100 (5.18%) T-SQL
10 96 (4.97%) Bash Shell
11 73 (3.78%) PHP
12 65 (3.36%) C
13 48 (2.48%) Ruby
14 42 (2.17%) ABAP
15 41 (2.12%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.66%) Scala
17 30 (1.55%) SAPscript
18 28 (1.45%) ES6
19 25 (1.29%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 274 (14.18%) Degree
2 107 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 103 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 52 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.14%) ISEB
7 20 (1.04%) MCAD
7 20 (1.04%) MCSD
8 15 (0.78%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.52%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.47%) OCMJD
12 9 (0.47%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.47%) OCPJWCD
12 9 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.47%) PMP
13 8 (0.41%) CISSP
14 7 (0.36%) MCITP
14 7 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.90%) SLA
2 91 (4.71%) QA
3 47 (2.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.67%) HL7
6 13 (0.67%) PMO
7 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.41%) SEPA
9 7 (0.36%) Basel III
9 7 (0.36%) IEC 61508
10 6 (0.31%) RosettaNet
11 5 (0.26%) IEC 62304
11 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.26%) TARGET2
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
13 3 (0.16%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
System Software
1 92 (4.76%) Docker
2 52 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.88%) vSphere
6 16 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (0.57%) KVM
9 9 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.41%) Firmware
11 5 (0.26%) NFS
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.16%) HDFS
12 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.10%) ClearTrust
13 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 118 (6.11%) Puppet
2 62 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.86%) Ansible
4 32 (1.66%) Tivoli
5 28 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.40%) ZABBIX
7 23 (1.19%) Control-M
8 20 (1.04%) Opsview
9 18 (0.93%) CA Wily
10 15 (0.78%) Terraform
11 14 (0.72%) Ganglia
12 13 (0.67%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.67%) Data Guard
12 13 (0.67%) Mesos
12 13 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (0.67%) SCCM
13 12 (0.62%) rkt
14 10 (0.52%) Nagios
15 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 706 (36.54%) Oracle
2 249 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 240 (12.42%) IBM
4 135 (6.99%) SAP
4 135 (6.99%) TIBCO
5 95 (4.92%) VMware
6 93 (4.81%) Red Hat
7 66 (3.42%) Tableau
8 64 (3.31%) EMC
8 64 (3.31%) Pega
9 62 (3.21%) Sun
10 51 (2.64%) hybris
11 47 (2.43%) Sybase
12 42 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
13 35 (1.81%) Cognizant
14 34 (1.76%) Splunk
15 31 (1.60%) MuleSoft
16 29 (1.50%) ATG
16 29 (1.50%) Cisco
16 29 (1.50%) Google