Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 204 269
Rank change year-on-year -59 +65 -70
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 45 116 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 1.21% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 3.19% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 89 63
West Midlands median annual salary £39,750 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.32% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,750 £30,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £72,250
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 3,236 3,636 4,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.19% 37.77% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,643 3,206 3,492
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,125 £23,775
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £59,930
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 17 £62,500 +25.00% 5
Worcestershire +36 6 £27,500 -33.73%
Coventry -26 6 £34,250 -23.46% 1
Shropshire +5 3 - - 2
Staffordshire +2 2 £91,000 +40.00% 1
Warwickshire -21 2 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Solihull - 2 - -
Dudley - 1 £34,000 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Java
3 18 (40.00%) C#
4 17 (37.78%) OO
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (31.11%) SOAP
6 13 (28.89%) ERP
7 11 (24.44%) Windows
7 11 (24.44%) Web Services
7 11 (24.44%) XML
7 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
7 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (22.22%) WCF
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle
8 10 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Linux
11 7 (15.56%) .NET
11 7 (15.56%) C++
11 7 (15.56%) HTML
11 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
11 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.56%) SOA
11 7 (15.56%) Change Management
11 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
11 7 (15.56%) Scrum

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 10 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.89%) Sonic ESB
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (11.11%) SAP CRM
2 5 (11.11%) SAP MM
2 5 (11.11%) SAP PM
2 5 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) NAS
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) SMS
4 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.22%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.11%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.67%) JMeter
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) GoCD
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Mobile Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Mobility Architect
6 5 (11.11%) SAP Architect
6 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Lead Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Team Leader
8 3 (6.67%) Platform Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Backup Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (4.44%) ERP Implementation Manager
9 2 (4.44%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) ERP Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Storage Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) SOAP
2 11 (24.44%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) XML
3 10 (22.22%) WCF
4 7 (15.56%) .NET
4 7 (15.56%) HTML
5 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 6 (13.33%) Backbone.js
5 6 (13.33%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) CSS3
5 6 (13.33%) HTML5
5 6 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (13.33%) Node.js
5 6 (13.33%) React
6 5 (11.11%) BAPI
6 5 (11.11%) JMS
6 5 (11.11%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (11.11%) SAPUI5
6 5 (11.11%) XSLT
7 4 (8.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) AS400
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.22%) FMCG
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Robotics
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Android
3 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.89%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Unix
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) OO
3 13 (28.89%) ERP
4 11 (24.44%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.56%) Change Management
7 7 (15.56%) High Availability
7 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) SOA
7 7 (15.56%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (13.33%) B2B
8 6 (13.33%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (13.33%) CRM
8 6 (13.33%) OOP
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) Java
2 18 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) C++
4 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) ABAP
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) MCSD
2 4 (8.89%) MCTS
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CISM
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PMO
1 2 (4.44%) QA
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) COBIT
2 1 (2.22%) GPG13
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Packer
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) SAP
3 5 (11.11%) Syclo
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.44%) Brocade
5 2 (4.44%) EMC
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.44%) NetApp
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Capita
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.22%) webMethods
6 1 (2.22%) Xamarin