Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Kafka skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kafka over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 125 287
Rank change year-on-year -95 +162 +9
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 110 93 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.03% 1.95% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.25% 5.05% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 89 83 40
10th Percentile £41,000 £42,750 £38,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +43.75%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £64,063
90th Percentile £99,500 £78,700 £77,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%

Kafka 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 Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,389 1,841 3,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 31.70% 38.55% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,575 1,555 3,275
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the Midlands

Kafka
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Kafka in the Midlands

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the Midlands

Kafka
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
West Midlands -66 88 £60,000 - 22
East Midlands -74 22 £51,250 -14.58% 6
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing Kafka 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 61 (55.45%) Java
2 47 (42.73%) Python
3 44 (40.00%) AWS
3 44 (40.00%) Microservices
4 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (28.18%) Spring
6 30 (27.27%) DevOps
7 28 (25.45%) Apache Spark
7 28 (25.45%) SQL
8 26 (23.64%) GCP
8 26 (23.64%) Kubernetes
9 24 (21.82%) Docker
9 24 (21.82%) Software Engineering
10 23 (20.91%) Data Pipeline
11 22 (20.00%) Apache
11 22 (20.00%) Spring Boot
12 21 (19.09%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (19.09%) Degree
13 20 (18.18%) Analytics
14 19 (17.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (17.27%) NoSQL
15 18 (16.36%) Ansible
16 17 (15.45%) Azure
16 17 (15.45%) Full Stack Development
17 16 (14.55%) Terraform
17 16 (14.55%) Data Engineering
18 15 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
18 15 (13.64%) Test Automation
18 15 (13.64%) AngularJS
18 15 (13.64%) Computer Science

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 28 (25.45%) Apache Spark
2 22 (20.00%) Apache
3 8 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.45%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.55%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (3.64%) Luigi
6 4 (3.64%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.91%) Confluence
8 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.00%) AWS
2 26 (23.64%) GCP
3 17 (15.45%) Azure
4 11 (10.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 7 (6.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.64%) GitHub
6 4 (3.64%) Serverless
7 3 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.73%) Kong
8 2 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.82%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.82%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.82%) SaaS
9 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.91%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.91%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) HTTP
2 6 (5.45%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) DNS
3 2 (1.82%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) SMTP
3 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.91%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (17.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (17.27%) NoSQL
3 14 (12.73%) Hadoop
4 13 (11.82%) Big Data
4 13 (11.82%) Data Lake
4 13 (11.82%) MySQL
5 12 (10.91%) MongoDB
6 11 (10.00%) Amazon Athena
7 10 (9.09%) Redis
8 7 (6.36%) Apache Ignite
9 6 (5.45%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (3.64%) BigQuery
10 4 (3.64%) Couchbase
11 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.27%) Selenium
3 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.73%) GitLab
5 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.91%) Ant
6 1 (0.91%) Gradle
6 1 (0.91%) kappa
6 1 (0.91%) Maven
6 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (3.64%) Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Marketing
5 3 (2.73%) Social Skills
6 2 (1.82%) Games
6 2 (1.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (62.73%) Developer
2 34 (30.91%) Senior Developer
3 33 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 21 (19.09%) Data Engineer
5 17 (15.45%) Python Developer
6 15 (13.64%) Senior Python Developer
7 14 (12.73%) Software Developer
8 12 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Lead Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Lead Java Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Java Software Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Software Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) Senior Data Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Angular Developer
12 5 (4.55%) Big Data Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
13 4 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
14 3 (2.73%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 3 (2.73%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.18%) Spring
2 22 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 15 (13.64%) AngularJS
3 15 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (11.82%) React
5 12 (10.91%) HTML
6 10 (9.09%) YAML
7 9 (8.18%) CSS
8 8 (7.27%) Flutter
8 8 (7.27%) RESTful
9 7 (6.36%) .NET
9 7 (6.36%) JDBC
10 6 (5.45%) Apache Beam
10 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.55%) GraphQL
11 5 (4.55%) Web Services
12 4 (3.64%) Apache NiFi
12 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.64%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.64%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.36%) Analytical Mindset
2 7 (6.36%) Augmented Reality
2 7 (6.36%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.36%) User Experience
3 5 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.55%) Social Media
4 4 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.64%) Clustering
5 3 (2.73%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.91%) Derivative
7 1 (0.91%) Equities
7 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Linux
2 8 (7.27%) Android
3 7 (6.36%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.45%) Windows
4 6 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) Microservices
2 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.27%) DevOps
4 24 (21.82%) Software Engineering
5 23 (20.91%) Data Pipeline
6 20 (18.18%) Analytics
7 17 (15.45%) Full Stack Development
8 16 (14.55%) Data Engineering
9 15 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 15 (13.64%) Logistics
9 15 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.82%) Data Management
11 12 (10.91%) Event-Driven
12 11 (10.00%) DataOps
12 11 (10.00%) Mathematics
12 11 (10.00%) OO
13 10 (9.09%) Dependency Management
13 10 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 9 (8.18%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) Java
2 47 (42.73%) Python
3 28 (25.45%) SQL
4 13 (11.82%) Scala
5 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.91%) TypeScript
6 10 (9.09%) C#
7 8 (7.27%) C++
8 4 (3.64%) Go
9 3 (2.73%) C
9 3 (2.73%) Java 11
9 3 (2.73%) Java 8
9 3 (2.73%) PHP
10 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.91%) Groovy
11 1 (0.91%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (19.09%) Degree
2 8 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.36%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.73%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.91%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.91%) CCSP
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.91%) CISSP
5 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) GDPR
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (21.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (23.64%) Kubernetes
2 18 (16.36%) Ansible
3 16 (14.55%) Terraform
4 9 (8.18%) Grafana
5 6 (5.45%) Nagios
5 6 (5.45%) Opsgenie
6 4 (3.64%) Puppet
7 3 (2.73%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.82%) Packer
9 1 (0.91%) Consul
9 1 (0.91%) Kibana
9 1 (0.91%) logstash
9 1 (0.91%) Marathon
9 1 (0.91%) Mesos
9 1 (0.91%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) Databricks
1 13 (11.82%) Oracle
2 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) Google
3 5 (4.55%) Twitter
4 3 (2.73%) Okta
4 3 (2.73%) Talend
5 2 (1.82%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.82%) JDA
5 2 (1.82%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.91%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow