Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Middleware
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 249 204
Rank change year-on-year +14 -45 -5
Permanent jobs citing Middleware 91 94 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.82% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 2.33% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 84 74 109
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £26,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £71,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +2.61%

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 3873 4032 3856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.24% 35.28% 35.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3333 3443 3468
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +5 28 £71,500 +36.48% 4
Warwickshire +10 19 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Birmingham +21 12 £45,000 - 3
Staffordshire +6 12 £52,500 -12.50%
Coventry +5 8 £30,000 -32.96% 3
Worcestershire - 7 £30,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £36,500 -
Middleware
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.25%) Test Automation
3 35 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 31 (34.07%) Web Services
5 30 (32.97%) TDD
5 30 (32.97%) DevOps
6 29 (31.87%) Java
7 28 (30.77%) SOA
7 28 (30.77%) TOGAF
7 28 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 26 (28.57%) Tomcat
8 26 (28.57%) SOAP
9 25 (27.47%) Documentum
9 25 (27.47%) Business Analysis
9 25 (27.47%) Pega
9 25 (27.47%) Case Management
10 24 (26.37%) Selenium
11 23 (25.27%) REST
12 22 (24.18%) Scrum
12 22 (24.18%) Jenkins
13 21 (23.08%) Validation
13 21 (23.08%) C#
13 21 (23.08%) Oracle
14 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.98%) Risk Management
14 20 (21.98%) Puppet
14 20 (21.98%) Software Architecture
14 20 (21.98%) Data Management
15 19 (20.88%) SLA
15 19 (20.88%) Build Automation

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 26 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 25 (27.47%) Documentum
3 12 (13.19%) WebLogic
4 11 (12.09%) Apache
4 11 (12.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.49%) JBoss
7 3 (3.30%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.20%) Confluence
9 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.10%) CMS
9 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Simulink
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) GitHub
2 7 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.20%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.20%) PaaS
4 2 (2.20%) SaaS
4 2 (2.20%) Serverless
5 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) Firewall
1 8 (8.79%) Network Security
2 7 (7.69%) LAN
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (6.59%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.59%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) Bluetooth
5 4 (4.40%) ZigBee
6 3 (3.30%) Wireless
7 2 (2.20%) HTTP
7 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.10%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.10%) Internet
8 1 (1.10%) SAN
8 1 (1.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.79%) MySQL
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.49%) Big Data
6 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Selenium
2 22 (24.18%) Jenkins
3 13 (14.29%) Maven
4 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.49%) JMeter
5 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.30%) JIRA
6 3 (3.30%) Subversion
6 3 (3.30%) WebLogic Workshop
7 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (13.19%) Electronics
2 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.10%) Automotive
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) Architect
3 18 (19.78%) Software Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Pega Architect
5 10 (10.99%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Graduate
8 6 (6.59%) Graduate Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Graduate Software Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Network Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Network Support
8 6 (6.59%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) Web Services
2 26 (28.57%) SOAP
3 23 (25.27%) REST
4 16 (17.58%) AngularJS
5 13 (14.29%) HTML
6 12 (13.19%) .NET
6 12 (13.19%) Node.js
7 11 (12.09%) CSS
7 11 (12.09%) HTML5
8 8 (8.79%) CSS3
8 8 (8.79%) Spring
9 6 (6.59%) Java EE
10 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.40%) Backbone.js
11 4 (4.40%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (4.40%) PhoneGap
11 4 (4.40%) React
12 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (3.30%) JDBC
12 3 (3.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.99%) Algorithms
3 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.59%) iPad
4 6 (6.59%) Mainframe
5 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.10%) DataPower
8 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.10%) PKI
8 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Unix
3 9 (9.89%) Linux
4 4 (4.40%) Android
4 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.20%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.25%) Test Automation
3 35 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 30 (32.97%) DevOps
4 30 (32.97%) TDD
5 28 (30.77%) SOA
5 28 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 28 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 25 (27.47%) Business Analysis
6 25 (27.47%) Case Management
7 22 (24.18%) Scrum
8 21 (23.08%) Validation
9 20 (21.98%) Data Management
9 20 (21.98%) Risk Management
9 20 (21.98%) Software Architecture
10 19 (20.88%) Build Automation
10 19 (20.88%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 18 (19.78%) BPMN
11 18 (19.78%) QMS
11 18 (19.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.87%) Java
2 21 (23.08%) C#
3 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.99%) C++
4 10 (10.99%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) MATLAB
6 6 (6.59%) C
7 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.30%) XPath
8 2 (2.20%) Python
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
9 1 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.58%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) CISSP
3 2 (2.20%) CITP
3 2 (2.20%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.88%) SLA
2 18 (19.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (8.79%) IEC 61508
3 8 (8.79%) IEC 62304
3 8 (8.79%) QA
4 2 (2.20%) COBIT
4 2 (2.20%) GPG13
4 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Firmware
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (21.98%) Puppet
2 8 (8.79%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.20%) Nessus
4 1 (1.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (27.47%) Pega
2 21 (23.08%) Oracle
3 18 (19.78%) EMC
4 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.59%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) IBM
6 3 (3.30%) webMethods
6 3 (3.30%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.20%) VMware
8 1 (1.10%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.10%) F5
8 1 (1.10%) Green Hills
8 1 (1.10%) QNX
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.10%) Software AG