Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 292 293
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 31 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 0.61% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 11
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.00% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £24,250 £39,438 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,625 £71,875 £77,500
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 2,357 3,581 3,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.75% 36.46% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,908 2,945 3,183
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +4 23 £27,500 -50.00% 3
Shropshire - 4 £30,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +24 1 £75,000 - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
4 16 (51.61%) NoSQL
5 15 (48.39%) Middleware
6 14 (45.16%) Windows
6 14 (45.16%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 8
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 10
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
7 12 (38.71%) Apache NiFi
7 12 (38.71%) SDLC
7 12 (38.71%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (38.71%) SOAP
8 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
8 11 (35.48%) CentOS
9 10 (32.26%) Machine Learning
9 10 (32.26%) Data Management
9 10 (32.26%) DevOps
10 8 (25.81%) Apache Spark
10 8 (25.81%) Data Science
10 8 (25.81%) Banking
10 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
10 8 (25.81%) Finance
10 8 (25.81%) Big Data
10 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (25.81%) Use Case

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 12 (38.71%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (25.81%) Apache Spark
3 6 (19.35%) Apache
4 3 (9.68%) Confluence
4 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.23%) Mule
5 1 (3.23%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Extranet
2 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) NoSQL
1 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
3 8 (25.81%) Big Data
4 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
5 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) MySQL
7 1 (3.23%) Power BI
7 1 (3.23%) Redis
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JMeter
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
1 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (25.81%) Banking
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
1 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
2 6 (19.35%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Senior Support Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Senior Technical Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Senior Technical Support
1 11 (35.48%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Technical Engineer
1 11 (35.48%) Technical Support
1 11 (35.48%) Technical Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Development Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Graduate
2 6 (19.35%) Graduate Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Graduate Software Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Software Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Software Development Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) Middleware
2 14 (45.16%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (38.71%) Apache NiFi
3 12 (38.71%) SOAP
4 6 (19.35%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (19.35%) JSON
4 6 (19.35%) REST
4 6 (19.35%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (9.68%) Esper
7 2 (6.45%) Spring
7 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
8 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (3.23%) Node.js
8 1 (3.23%) React
8 1 (3.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 10
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 8
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
3 11 (35.48%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) SDLC
3 10 (32.26%) Data Management
3 10 (32.26%) DevOps
3 10 (32.26%) Machine Learning
4 8 (25.81%) Data Science
4 8 (25.81%) Use Case
5 7 (22.58%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
6 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Business Transformation
6 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Complex Event Processing
8 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Go
3 2 (6.45%) Java 8
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) CCENT
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Docker
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Packer
1 4 (12.90%) Terraform
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Google
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Alteryx
3 1 (3.23%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau