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Middleware Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Middleware Administrator configures and manages middleware systems. Installs and configures the middleware components according to the clients business requirements. Develops documentation and trains others. Develop plans associated with upgrades or patches. Troubleshoots technical incidents, analyzes problems.

Job Outlook

There were 47 Middleware Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1265 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Network Engineer / Architect industry, which includes the Middleware Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Middleware Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,798.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,798.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Middleware Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $95,923.

Education and Experience

Posted Middleware Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.06%
Bachelor's Degree41.11%
Master's Degree6.09%
Doctoral Degree0.87%
Other4.66%

Posted Middleware Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11.45%
3 to 5 years34.72%
6 to 8 years35.35%
9+ years18.49%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Middleware Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (48.93%)
  • Management (27.04%)
  • Communication (25.53%)
  • Problem Solving (21.66%)
  • Operations (15.65%)
  • Information Technology (10.99%)
  • Planning (8.22%)
  • Leadership (8.06%)
  • Innovation (7.59%)
  • Writing (6.8%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • WildFly (JBoss AS) (32.66%)
  • Linux (30.73%)
  • IBM Websphere Application Server (39.46%)
  • Automation (30.73%)
  • Ansible (23.76%)
  • Middleware (96.98%)
  • Apache Tomcat (33.75%)
  • IBM WebSphere MQ (26.03%)
  • Scripting (30.9%)
  • Java (Programming Language) (25.1%)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server (33.33%)
  • Unix (22.5%)
  • Computer Science (20.82%)
  • IBM HTTP Servers (8.23%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Public Key Certificates (6.72%)
  • System Administration (9.24%)
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocols (6.55%)
  • Agile Methodology (7.56%)
  • Perl (Programming Language) (13.1%)
  • Operating Systems (17.72%)
  • Project Management (11.92%)
  • Application Performance Management (4.37%)
  • Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (6.55%)
  • Docker (Software) (7.72%)
  • Bash (Scripting Language) (9.74%)
  • Vulnerability (7.05%)
  • Apache Kafka (10.24%)
  • Application Development (10.66%)
  • Change Management (9.15%)
  • Windows PowerShell (8.9%)
  • Kubernetes (13.6%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (9.49%)
  • Technical Support (7.98%)
  • Unix Shell (7.56%)
  • Authentications (5.46%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (7.05%)
  • Solaris (Operating System) (2.02%)
  • Authorization (Computing) (5.96%)
  • DevOps (12.76%)
  • IBM AIX (5.29%)
  • Web Servers (18.39%)
  • Shell Script (10.58%)
  • Amazon Web Services (16.12%)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (7.56%)
  • Microsoft Azure (11.25%)
  • Business Requirements (10.16%)
  • Scalability (8.65%)
  • Performance Tuning (19.48%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (4.87%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (18.72%)
  • Jenkins (13.1%)
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) (6.13%)
  • Application Servers (20.82%)
  • Java Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) (10.08%)
  • OpenShift (9.24%)
  • Apache HTTP Server (6.47%)
  • Web Services (8.4%)
  • Configuration Management (3.95%)
  • CI/CD (12.68%)
  • Debugging (9.57%)
  • Java Database Connectivity (6.8%)
  • Splunk (9.66%)
  • Application Deployment (5.04%)
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (9.91%)
  • Disaster Recovery (12.01%)
  • Incident Management (2.52%)
  • Load Balancing (9.99%)
  • JIRA (3.36%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Jython (3.19%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Automation (37.54%)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server (40.72%)
  • Unix (27.49%)
  • Linux (37.54%)
  • IBM HTTP Servers (10.05%)
  • IBM WebSphere MQ (31.79%)
  • IBM Websphere Application Server (48.21%)
  • Jython (3.9%)
  • Scripting (37.74%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Middleware Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Middleware Engineer
  • Middleware Analyst
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator
  • Middleware Architect
  • Middleware Specialist
  • Kafka Developer
  • Middleware Consultant
  • Websphere Administrator
  • Principal Administrator

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Middleware Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Accenture (41)
  • Randstad (40)
  • Request Technology (31)
  • Spero (29)
  • Guidehouse (19)
  • Stefanini (13)
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (11)
  • Cynet Systems (11)
  • Citigroup (11)
  • Diverse Lynx (10)

North Carolina

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (3)
  • Randstad (3)
  • IBM (2)
  • Integrity Consulting (2)
  • Charlotte, Nc (2)
  • Martin Marietta (2)
  • Accenture (2)
  • Brixton Group (1)
  • CRG (1)
  • Zortech Solutions (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!