Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 322 345
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 -
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 49 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.099% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 39 5 2
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +29.41% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £36,850 £38,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £74,000 £46,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +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 3,177 3,941 4,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.78% 38.90% 34.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 3,465 3,607
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £59,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +20 26 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Coventry +20 20 £57,500 -23.33% 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 34 (69.39%) Git (software)
2 31 (63.27%) Java
3 30 (61.22%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (53.06%) Docker
5 25 (51.02%) JMS
6 24 (48.98%) Linux
6 24 (48.98%) Spring
6 24 (48.98%) Software Engineering
6 24 (48.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (46.94%) Node.js
7 23 (46.94%) Scala
7 23 (46.94%) Scrum
8 22 (44.90%) RESTful
9 21 (42.86%) NoSQL
9 21 (42.86%) Puppet
9 21 (42.86%) Hibernate
9 21 (42.86%) Configuration Management
9 21 (42.86%) Microservices
9 21 (42.86%) Java 8
10 19 (38.78%) Relational Database
10 19 (38.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (36.73%) Marathon
11 18 (36.73%) HornetQ
11 18 (36.73%) Shell Script
11 18 (36.73%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (36.73%) ActiveMQ
11 18 (36.73%) Retail
11 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
11 18 (36.73%) Oracle

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 17 (34.69%) Apache Spark
2 12 (24.49%) Apache
3 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.12%) Sonic ESB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) DHCP
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
1 3 (6.12%) FTP
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
1 3 (6.12%) IPsec
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 21 (42.86%) NoSQL
3 19 (38.78%) Relational Database
4 18 (36.73%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (24.49%) Hadoop
6 11 (22.45%) Big Data
7 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.12%) MySQL
9 1 (2.04%) DB2
9 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Git (software)
2 18 (36.73%) JBehave
2 18 (36.73%) JUnit
3 16 (32.65%) Jenkins
4 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.16%) Maven
6 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (36.73%) Retail
2 10 (20.41%) Finance
3 9 (18.37%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Java Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Software Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Data Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Hadoop Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Java Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Data Scientist
6 5 (10.20%) Lead Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Data Scientist
7 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Lead Software Developer
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Data Analytics Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) JMS
2 24 (48.98%) Spring
3 23 (46.94%) Node.js
4 22 (44.90%) RESTful
5 21 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 18 (36.73%) ActiveMQ
6 18 (36.73%) HornetQ
7 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
7 5 (10.20%) Express
7 5 (10.20%) MEAN Stack
7 5 (10.20%) XML
8 4 (8.16%) .NET
8 4 (8.16%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (8.16%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) XSLT
9 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.12%) J2EE
9 3 (6.12%) Middleware
9 3 (6.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Smart Meter
2 10 (20.41%) Fintech
3 9 (18.37%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (8.16%) Public Cloud
5 3 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.12%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) VMS
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) Software Engineering
4 23 (46.94%) Scrum
5 21 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 21 (42.86%) Microservices
6 19 (38.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (36.73%) BDD
7 18 (36.73%) Dependency Injection
8 14 (28.57%) Data Transformation
8 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 12 (24.49%) ETL
9 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
10 11 (22.45%) Analytics
10 11 (22.45%) Coaching
11 10 (20.41%) IT Strategy
11 10 (20.41%) Machine Learning
11 10 (20.41%) TDD
12 8 (16.33%) Data Visualisation
12 8 (16.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) Java
2 23 (46.94%) Scala
3 21 (42.86%) Java 8
4 18 (36.73%) Groovy
4 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 18 (36.73%) Ruby
4 18 (36.73%) Shell Script
5 16 (32.65%) Python
6 11 (22.45%) R
7 10 (20.41%) SQL
8 3 (6.12%) C#
8 3 (6.12%) Go
8 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) PhD
2 3 (6.12%) MCSD
2 3 (6.12%) MCTS
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) Docker
2 6 (12.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) Puppet
2 18 (36.73%) Marathon
3 6 (12.24%) Ambari
3 6 (12.24%) logstash
4 5 (10.20%) Kubernetes
5 3 (6.12%) Cacti
5 3 (6.12%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (6.12%) Kibana
5 3 (6.12%) Nagios
5 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) Talend
3 7 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 5 (10.20%) Google
4 5 (10.20%) Twitter
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.12%) Splunk
5 3 (6.12%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) SAP