Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 205 241
Rank change year-on-year -51 +36 -27
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 57 108 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 1.06% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.59% 2.95% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 43 79 49
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £36,250 £23,600
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,200 £78,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -8.33%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,588 3,656 3,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.53% 35.85% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,954 3,183 3,328
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Middleware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Middleware in the West Midlands

Middleware
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
Birmingham +20 18 £62,500 +31.58% 1
Staffordshire +5 13 £52,500 -8.70% 6
Worcestershire - 11 £27,500 -
Coventry -26 7 £34,250 -23.68% 3
Shropshire -17 4 £72,500 +38.39% 1
Dudley - 1 £34,000 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) Java
3 25 (43.86%) Test Automation
4 24 (42.11%) C#
5 23 (40.35%) TDD
6 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (36.84%) Degree
7 18 (31.58%) Unit Testing
7 18 (31.58%) OO
8 17 (29.82%) Scrum
8 17 (29.82%) Mobile App
9 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
10 13 (22.81%) C++
10 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
11 12 (21.05%) HTML
11 12 (21.05%) CSS
11 12 (21.05%) SOAP
11 12 (21.05%) Web Services
11 12 (21.05%) ERP
11 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.05%) CSS3
11 12 (21.05%) HTML5
12 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (19.30%) BDD
12 11 (19.30%) High Availability
12 11 (19.30%) Windows
12 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
13 10 (17.54%) Artificial Intelligence
13 10 (17.54%) OOP

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.26%) Sonic ESB
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) Documentum
4 1 (1.75%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (8.77%) SAP CRM
3 5 (8.77%) SAP MM
3 5 (8.77%) SAP PM
3 5 (8.77%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) Network Security
2 2 (3.51%) SMS
3 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) SMTP
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
1 10 (17.54%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.77%) GIS
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) JMeter
3 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.75%) GoCD
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 8 (14.04%) Electronics
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Architect
3 10 (17.54%) Node.js Developer
4 9 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 8 (14.04%) Software Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Mobile Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Mobility Architect
7 5 (8.77%) SAP Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.02%) MATLAB Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Security Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Integration Architect
10 2 (3.51%) IT Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
2 12 (21.05%) CSS
2 12 (21.05%) CSS3
2 12 (21.05%) HTML
2 12 (21.05%) HTML5
2 12 (21.05%) SOAP
2 12 (21.05%) Web Services
3 10 (17.54%) Backbone.js
3 10 (17.54%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (17.54%) Node.js
3 10 (17.54%) React
4 9 (15.79%) WCF
4 9 (15.79%) XML
5 7 (12.28%) .NET
6 5 (8.77%) BAPI
6 5 (8.77%) REST
6 5 (8.77%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (8.77%) SAPUI5
7 4 (7.02%) JMS
7 4 (7.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Mobile App
2 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
5 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.26%) Cyberattack
7 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.51%) PKI
8 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.75%) FMCG
8 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) Robotics
8 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Android
2 8 (14.04%) Apple iOS
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 5 (8.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Test Automation
3 23 (40.35%) TDD
4 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 18 (31.58%) OO
5 18 (31.58%) Unit Testing
6 17 (29.82%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) ERP
8 11 (19.30%) BDD
8 11 (19.30%) High Availability
8 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (17.54%) B2B
9 10 (17.54%) Mobile Application Development
9 10 (17.54%) OOP
10 9 (15.79%) Risk Management
10 9 (15.79%) SOA
11 8 (14.04%) Software Architecture
11 8 (14.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Java
2 24 (42.11%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) C++
3 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) MATLAB
4 8 (14.04%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) ABAP
6 4 (7.02%) PHP
7 3 (5.26%) C
8 2 (3.51%) VB
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) CISSP
2 3 (5.26%) MCSD
2 3 (5.26%) MCTS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) CITP
3 2 (3.51%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.75%) CISM
4 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) IEC 61508
1 8 (14.04%) IEC 62304
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) COBIT
2 3 (5.26%) GPG13
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Nessus
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Packer
3 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 5 (8.77%) Syclo
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) webMethods
4 4 (7.02%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.75%) Capita
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Pega
6 1 (1.75%) Software AG
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO