Trending Tech Tuesday: Grafana

Published on Nov 3, 2022

Trending Tech Tuesday: Grafana

Welcome to the 12th installment of Trending Tech Tuesday, our weekly look at the trending tech skills in Emsi’s job postings data. Last week, we talked about the distributed streaming platform Apache Kafka. Today, we’ll talk about Grafana and introduce a new section quantifying the skills gap.

12-month growth rate in unique postings for Grafana: 215%

What is Grafana?

Grafana is an open-source data visualization and monitoring tool. We all know the power of being able to provide context and tell a story with data. Data visualization is an integral part of that. Over the last 12-months, we saw 47,679 data visualization jobs with a growth rate of 29%.


“Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored.”

Aside from awesome visualizations, Grafana has a very active user community that is constantly adding dashboards and plugins to the library. So while users can build something from the ground up, they can also take advantage of someone else’s genius and creativity and apply it directly to their use case.

Figure 1. Jobs Requiring Grafana Over Time (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

The Grafana Skills Gap

Grafana skills gap: 1,534 people

During September, we found 2,308 job postings requiring Grafana. But only 774 professionals listed Grafana as a skill on their resume or social profile. That means there are currently 1,534 more jobs requiring Grafana than there are professionals with the skill.

This could be a great program opportunity for continuing and professional education providers.

Figure 2. Top Jobs Requiring Grafana (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

The table below shows the in-demand skills around Grafana from job postings side-by-side with the actual skills of people currently employed with the skill Grafana on their profile. This data is available in Analyst, where we’ve combined our job posting data with detailed employment data from over 106 million professional profiles.

Figure 3. Skills Occurring Around Grafana (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

In conclusion, Grafana is rapidly growing in popularity, and represents an opportunity for continuing and education providers. Check back next Tuesday to learn about the next trending tech skill!

Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that continuously searches millions of job postings across the web. If you have questions about Emsi or our data, contact Aaron Olanie at