Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 208 265
Rank change year-on-year -39 +57 -70
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 46 121 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 1.22% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 3.10% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 42 107 66
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £71,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 2,682 3,907 4,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.13% 39.43% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 3,384 3,393
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -1 15 £43,500 -0.57% 7
Herefordshire - 8 £85,000 - 3
Coventry 0 7 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Worcestershire +15 3 £82,500 +94.12% 2
Shropshire -15 3 - - 5
Solihull - 3 £70,000 - 1
Warwickshire +5 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire +4 2 £39,500 -24.76% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 23 (50.00%) SOAP
2 22 (47.83%) Finance
3 19 (41.30%) Windows
4 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (32.61%) Microservices
6 15 (32.61%) Web Services
7 14 (30.43%) Linux
7 14 (30.43%) SOA
8 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 13 (28.26%) ERP
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
8 13 (28.26%) Big Data
9 12 (26.09%) Service Design
10 11 (23.91%) CMS
11 10 (21.74%) Oracle
11 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
13 8 (17.39%) .NET
13 8 (17.39%) XML
13 8 (17.39%) ITIL
13 8 (17.39%) VMware
13 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
14 7 (15.22%) JSON
14 7 (15.22%) REST
14 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 7 (15.22%) Docker
14 7 (15.22%) SDLC

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 11 (23.91%) CMS
2 5 (10.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (6.52%) Confluence
3 3 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (10.87%) IaaS
3 5 (10.87%) PaaS
4 4 (8.70%) Serverless
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (6.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (6.52%) AWS CodePipeline
5 3 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (6.52%) CloudFront
5 3 (6.52%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (6.52%) SaaS
5 3 (6.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Extranet
1 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) Big Data
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
2 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) JMeter
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Architect
2 11 (23.91%) Lead Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Architect
6 3 (6.52%) C# Architect
6 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Platform Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Technical Support
6 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) SOAP
2 15 (32.61%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) XML
4 7 (15.22%) JSON
4 7 (15.22%) REST
5 6 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (13.04%) Kafka
5 6 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (6.52%) CSS
6 3 (6.52%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) Node.js
6 3 (6.52%) SAML
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.35%) RESTful
8 1 (2.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Taxonomies
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.17%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.17%) iSeries
4 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.52%) AIX
5 3 (6.52%) CentOS
5 3 (6.52%) Solaris
5 3 (6.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Microservices
3 14 (30.43%) SOA
4 13 (28.26%) ERP
5 12 (26.09%) Service Design
6 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.39%) ITIL
8 7 (15.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 7 (15.22%) OO
8 7 (15.22%) SDLC
8 7 (15.22%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (13.04%) Business Transformation
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Prototyping
9 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
10 5 (10.87%) OOD
10 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
10 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
10 5 (10.87%) UML
10 5 (10.87%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) C#
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Java 8
5 1 (2.17%) RPG
5 1 (2.17%) RPG IV
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
1 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) Docker
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.52%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.52%) Ansible
2 3 (6.52%) Mesos
2 3 (6.52%) rkt
2 3 (6.52%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (6.52%) Terraform
3 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) Google
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) MuleSoft
6 3 (6.52%) Remedy
6 3 (6.52%) Talend
6 3 (6.52%) webMethods
6 3 (6.52%) WSO2
7 1 (2.17%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards