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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
England / West Midlands
Rank 161 202 146
Rank change year-on-year +41 -56  
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 54 44 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.71% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.07% 2.05% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 63
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1761 2142 1981
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 37.29% 34.81% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1878 1777
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Middleware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +45 19 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Birmingham +19 16 £52,500 -25.00% 4
Coventry +20 7 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +9 5 £62,500 +13.63%
Shropshire - 3 £47,500 - 2
Worcestershire -10 1 £41,500 -2.35%
Middleware
England

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 38 (34.86%) Java
1 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.28%) Linux
3 32 (29.36%) C#
4 30 (27.52%) Web Services
5 28 (25.69%) .NET
6 27 (24.77%) XML
6 27 (24.77%) SOA
7 26 (23.85%) SDLC
8 24 (22.02%) Oracle
9 21 (19.27%) SOAP
10 19 (17.43%) TDD
10 19 (17.43%) WebSphere
11 18 (16.51%) Unix
11 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
11 18 (16.51%) API Design
11 18 (16.51%) Microservices
12 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
13 15 (13.76%) IBM
13 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
14 14 (12.84%) JSON
14 14 (12.84%) SQL
15 13 (11.93%) Waterfall
15 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (11.01%) Degree
16 12 (11.01%) Windows
16 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
16 12 (11.01%) TCP/IP
16 12 (11.01%) Scrum
17 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management

Middleware
Top Related 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 19 (17.43%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.26%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (7.34%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.75%) CMS
7 2 (1.83%) Documentum
8 1 (0.92%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.75%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.83%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) GitHub
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.26%) Firewall
3 7 (6.42%) Internet
4 6 (5.50%) FTP
5 5 (4.59%) Wireless
6 4 (3.67%) Bluetooth
6 4 (3.67%) HTTP
6 4 (3.67%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.75%) LAN
7 3 (2.75%) Network Security
7 3 (2.75%) WAN
8 2 (1.83%) Skype
8 2 (1.83%) SSL
9 1 (0.92%) 3G
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.92%) RS-232
9 1 (0.92%) RS-485
9 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.42%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.75%) DB2
4 3 (2.75%) MySQL
4 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.83%) BODI
5 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.83%) GIS
5 2 (1.83%) QlikView
5 2 (1.83%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.92%) Riak
6 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.34%) Subversion
2 6 (5.50%) MSBuild
2 6 (5.50%) MSTest
2 6 (5.50%) SpecFlow
2 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.83%) JMeter
4 2 (1.83%) Maven
4 2 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.92%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.92%) LSMW
5 1 (0.92%) Selenium
5 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.34%) Marketing
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (34.86%) Developer
2 11 (10.09%) Architect
3 9 (8.26%) Middleware Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Middleware Specialist
3 9 (8.26%) Software Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) .NET Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Middleware Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Team Leader
4 8 (7.34%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (6.42%) Development Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Java Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Linux Developer
5 7 (6.42%) WebSphere Specialist
5 7 (6.42%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.67%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.52%) Web Services
2 28 (25.69%) .NET
3 27 (24.77%) XML
4 21 (19.27%) SOAP
5 14 (12.84%) JSON
6 10 (9.17%) REST
6 10 (9.17%) WCF
7 8 (7.34%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.42%) RESTful
9 6 (5.50%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.50%) WSDL
9 6 (5.50%) XSLT
10 5 (4.59%) HTML
10 5 (4.59%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.75%) JMS
12 3 (2.75%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (1.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.42%) DataPower
3 6 (5.50%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.50%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.59%) iPad
5 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) Blog
6 2 (1.83%) LLPG
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Linux
2 18 (16.51%) Unix
3 12 (11.01%) Windows
4 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) SOA
3 26 (23.85%) SDLC
4 19 (17.43%) TDD
5 18 (16.51%) API Design
5 18 (16.51%) Microservices
6 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
7 15 (13.76%) Software Engineering
8 13 (11.93%) Waterfall
9 12 (11.01%) PRINCE2
9 12 (11.01%) Scrum
10 11 (10.09%) Analytics
10 11 (10.09%) Data Analytics
10 11 (10.09%) ITIL
10 11 (10.09%) Kanban
10 11 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.17%) Open Source
11 10 (9.17%) TOGAF
12 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (8.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.86%) Java
2 32 (29.36%) C#
3 14 (12.84%) SQL
4 11 (10.09%) Python
5 10 (9.17%) C++
6 9 (8.26%) Erlang
6 9 (8.26%) Haskell
7 8 (7.34%) F#
8 7 (6.42%) Clojure
8 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.50%) C
10 5 (4.59%) Go
10 5 (4.59%) Korn
11 4 (3.67%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.75%) Scala
13 2 (1.83%) ABAP
13 2 (1.83%) Perl
13 2 (1.83%) Ruby
13 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) CITP
3 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) PMO
2 3 (2.75%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) BS7666
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
1 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Nagios
1 6 (5.50%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.59%) Netcool
2 5 (4.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 5 (4.59%) SCOM
3 3 (2.75%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (1.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Oracle
2 15 (13.76%) IBM
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.26%) SAP
4 6 (5.50%) WSO2
5 5 (4.59%) Northgate
5 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.67%) Cisco
6 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.67%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) ESRI
8 2 (1.83%) Fiorano
8 2 (1.83%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.83%) Pega
8 2 (1.83%) Twitter
8 2 (1.83%) webMethods
9 1 (0.92%) Assembla
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