Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 321 331
Rank change year-on-year +61 +10 -
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 40 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 2
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £39,025 £49,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,000 £73,875
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% -6.90% +7.41%

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 2,636 3,879 3,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.07% 38.39% 35.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,211 3,340 3,382
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,775 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +25 24 £33,750 -22.86% 2
Coventry +18 9 - -
Shropshire - 3 £30,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +39 1 £75,000 +42.86%
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) NoSQL
4 15 (37.50%) Scrum
4 15 (37.50%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (32.50%) Scala
6 13 (32.50%) Node.js
6 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
6 13 (32.50%) Docker
7 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (30.00%) Spring
7 12 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (30.00%) Big Data
7 12 (30.00%) Puppet
7 12 (30.00%) MongoDB
8 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
8 11 (27.50%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
8 11 (27.50%) Middleware
8 11 (27.50%) Apache Spark
8 11 (27.50%) Machine Learning
8 11 (27.50%) Windows 8
8 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server

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 11 (27.50%) Apache Spark
2 8 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (15.00%) Apache
4 3 (7.50%) Confluence
4 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Extranet
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) NoSQL
2 14 (35.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (30.00%) Big Data
3 12 (30.00%) MongoDB
3 12 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (22.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) Power BI
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (22.50%) JBehave
2 9 (22.50%) JUnit
3 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.00%) JMeter
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA
General
1 9 (22.50%) Retail
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Technical Support
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 8 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Development Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Graduate Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Graduate Software Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Software Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Software Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Node.js
2 12 (30.00%) Spring
3 11 (27.50%) Middleware
3 11 (27.50%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (25.00%) SOAP
5 9 (22.50%) ActiveMQ
5 9 (22.50%) Hibernate
5 9 (22.50%) HornetQ
5 9 (22.50%) JMS
5 9 (22.50%) RESTful
6 6 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (15.00%) JSON
6 6 (15.00%) REST
6 6 (15.00%) XML
7 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.00%) Express
7 4 (10.00%) MEAN Stack
7 4 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (7.50%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 8
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (27.50%) Machine Learning
6 10 (25.00%) Microservices
6 10 (25.00%) SDLC
7 9 (22.50%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (22.50%) Data Science
7 9 (22.50%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (17.50%) DevOps
8 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) Business Transformation
9 6 (15.00%) Data Management
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) TDD
10 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) Scala
3 10 (25.00%) Java 8
4 9 (22.50%) Groovy
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) Ruby
4 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (15.00%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) R
6 3 (7.50%) Go
6 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) PhD
3 3 (7.50%) CCENT
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Docker
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) Marathon
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Packer
3 3 (7.50%) Terraform
4 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
3 8 (20.00%) Google
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) Twitter
6 2 (5.00%) Cloudera
6 2 (5.00%) Talend
7 1 (2.50%) Alteryx
7 1 (2.50%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.50%) Tableau