Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 251 237
Rank change year-on-year +42 -14 -17
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 81 82 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 2.13% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 66 72 75
West Midlands median annual salary £58,750 £48,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £71,500 £71,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 2,399 3,845 3,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.46% 38.08% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,976 3,270 3,362
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +38 38 £40,000 -29.20% 10
Herefordshire - 15 £85,000 - 1
Coventry +17 12 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Shropshire -14 4 - - 5
Solihull - 4 £70,000 -
Staffordshire +18 3 £39,500 -24.76% 3
Worcestershire -8 3 £82,500 +175.00% 1
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 32 (39.51%) SOAP
2 32 (39.51%) Finance
3 29 (35.80%) SOA
4 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (33.33%) ERP
5 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 26 (32.10%) Linux
7 23 (28.40%) Web Services
7 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
8 22 (27.16%) Microservices
9 20 (24.69%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (24.69%) Big Data
10 19 (23.46%) Service Design
11 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
11 18 (22.22%) CMS
12 16 (19.75%) .NET
13 15 (18.52%) NoSQL
13 15 (18.52%) SQL
13 15 (18.52%) ITIL
14 14 (17.28%) Java
14 14 (17.28%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (17.28%) Kafka
14 14 (17.28%) Windows 8
14 14 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
14 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
15 13 (16.05%) SDLC
15 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills

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 18 (22.22%) CMS
2 11 (13.58%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.70%) Confluence
5 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.47%) Apache
6 2 (2.47%) Kinematics
6 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.23%) JBoss
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.47%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.47%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (9.88%) IaaS
3 8 (9.88%) PaaS
4 6 (7.41%) Serverless
5 5 (6.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (6.17%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (6.17%) AWS CloudTrail
5 5 (6.17%) AWS CodePipeline
5 5 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (6.17%) CloudFront
5 5 (6.17%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (6.17%) SaaS
5 5 (6.17%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.41%) Extranet
3 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.23%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 20 (24.69%) Big Data
3 15 (18.52%) NoSQL
4 11 (13.58%) MongoDB
5 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.23%) DB2
7 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) JIRA
1 3 (3.70%) JMeter
1 3 (3.70%) Selenium
1 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
1 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (39.51%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
3 8 (9.88%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.70%) Automotive
7 2 (2.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Architect
2 16 (19.75%) Lead Architect
3 14 (17.28%) Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Technical Support
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Technical Support
4 11 (13.58%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) Enterprise Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Lead Enterprise Architect
6 8 (9.88%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (8.64%) Integration Developer
7 7 (8.64%) RPG Developer
7 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Migration Architect
8 6 (7.41%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.51%) SOAP
2 23 (28.40%) Web Services
3 16 (19.75%) .NET
4 14 (17.28%) Kafka
4 14 (17.28%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (11.11%) XML
6 8 (9.88%) JSON
6 8 (9.88%) REST
7 7 (8.64%) EDI
8 6 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (6.17%) Node.js
9 5 (6.17%) SAML
10 4 (4.94%) CSS
10 4 (4.94%) HTML
11 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.70%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.70%) jQuery
11 3 (3.70%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Taxonomies
3 7 (8.64%) AS400
3 7 (8.64%) iSeries
3 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.47%) Cyberattack
5 2 (2.47%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) Linux
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
4 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
4 14 (17.28%) Windows 8
5 11 (13.58%) CentOS
6 4 (4.94%) AIX
6 4 (4.94%) Solaris
7 3 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) SOA
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.33%) ERP
3 22 (27.16%) Microservices
4 20 (24.69%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (23.46%) Service Design
6 15 (18.52%) ITIL
7 13 (16.05%) SDLC
8 11 (13.58%) Translating Business Requirements
9 10 (12.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 10 (12.35%) Migration
9 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
9 10 (12.35%) Prototyping
9 10 (12.35%) Risk Management
9 10 (12.35%) Use Case
9 10 (12.35%) Waterfall
10 9 (11.11%) ETL
10 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (9.88%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Java
3 13 (16.05%) C#
4 7 (8.64%) RPG
4 7 (8.64%) RPG IV
4 7 (8.64%) VB
5 5 (6.17%) Python
6 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.23%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) ISEB
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CIPD
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) COBIT
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) MISRA
3 1 (1.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) Docker
2 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.94%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.41%) Ansible
2 6 (7.41%) Terraform
3 5 (6.17%) Mesos
3 5 (6.17%) rkt
3 5 (6.17%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.23%) Packer
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 10 (12.35%) IBM
4 8 (9.88%) Google
4 8 (9.88%) VMware
5 7 (8.64%) JD Edwards
6 5 (6.17%) Remedy
7 3 (3.70%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.70%) Talend
7 3 (3.70%) webMethods
7 3 (3.70%) WSO2
8 2 (2.47%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.47%) SAP
8 2 (2.47%) Siemens