Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 307 340
Rank change year-on-year +43 +33 -
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 31 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 3
West Midlands median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £40,125 £38,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £71,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%

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 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 2,725 3,912 4,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.56% 39.51% 34.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,314 3,399 3,445
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the West Midlands

Kafka
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Kafka in the West Midlands

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the West Midlands

Kafka
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 Kafka within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +23 19 £52,500 +13.82% 2
Coventry +22 11 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 - 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (58.06%) NoSQL
2 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 15 (48.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (45.16%) Node.js
4 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (45.16%) Git (software)
4 14 (45.16%) Scala
4 14 (45.16%) Docker
5 13 (41.94%) Java
5 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
6 12 (38.71%) Spring
7 11 (35.48%) Retail
7 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
7 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 11 (35.48%) Big Data
8 10 (32.26%) Apache Spark
8 10 (32.26%) R
8 10 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (32.26%) Python
9 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle
9 9 (29.03%) JUnit
9 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
9 9 (29.03%) JMS
9 9 (29.03%) Hibernate
9 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
9 9 (29.03%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (29.03%) Ruby
9 9 (29.03%) RESTful

Kafka
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 (32.26%) Apache Spark
2 5 (16.13%) Apache
3 3 (9.68%) Confluence
3 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Extranet
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) NoSQL
2 15 (48.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
4 11 (35.48%) Big Data
5 10 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (29.03%) Hadoop
7 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
8 1 (3.23%) DB2
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) JBehave
2 9 (29.03%) JUnit
3 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 11 (35.48%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Data Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Data Scientist
4 5 (16.13%) Hadoop Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Data Scientist
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Lead Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Support
6 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Node.js
2 12 (38.71%) Spring
3 9 (29.03%) ActiveMQ
3 9 (29.03%) Hibernate
3 9 (29.03%) HornetQ
3 9 (29.03%) JMS
3 9 (29.03%) RESTful
4 8 (25.81%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (19.35%) JSON
5 6 (19.35%) Middleware
5 6 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (19.35%) REST
5 6 (19.35%) SOAP
6 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 5 (16.13%) Express
6 5 (16.13%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (3.23%) .NET
7 1 (3.23%) Esper
7 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Smart Meter
2 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (29.03%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (29.03%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (29.03%) Microservices
5 7 (22.58%) TDD
6 6 (19.35%) Analytics
6 6 (19.35%) Business Transformation
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) Machine Learning
6 6 (19.35%) SDLC
7 5 (16.13%) Data Transformation
7 5 (16.13%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Scala
2 13 (41.94%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) Python
3 10 (32.26%) R
4 9 (29.03%) Groovy
4 9 (29.03%) Java 8
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) Ruby
4 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Go
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) PhD
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Docker
2 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Marathon
1 9 (29.03%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Cloudera
3 5 (16.13%) Google
3 5 (16.13%) Talend
3 5 (16.13%) Twitter
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) SAP