The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 245 306 346
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +40
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 27 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.10% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 6
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Kafka
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2773 3486 4668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 39.42% 33.22% 37.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2472 3002 4037
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Kafka
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region.

Kafka Salary Trend in the City of London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Kafka Salary Histogram in the City of London

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Kafka also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Kafka.

1 41 (67.21%) Java
2 38 (62.30%) Apache Spark
3 34 (55.74%) Hadoop
4 31 (50.82%) Scala
4 31 (50.82%) Big Data
5 27 (44.26%) Python
6 22 (36.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (34.43%) NoSQL
8 18 (29.51%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (22.95%) MySQL
10 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (21.31%) Open Source
10 13 (21.31%) Microservices
10 13 (21.31%) Docker
11 12 (19.67%) DevOps
11 12 (19.67%) MongoDB
12 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
12 11 (18.03%) SQL
13 10 (16.39%) Ruby
14 9 (14.75%) Analytics
14 9 (14.75%) Mesos
14 9 (14.75%) Degree
15 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
15 8 (13.11%) HDFS
15 8 (13.11%) Akka
16 7 (11.48%) Neo4j
16 7 (11.48%) Node.js
17 6 (9.84%) Machine Learning
17 6 (9.84%) Amazon EMR

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Kafka also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Kafka. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (62.30%) Apache Spark
2 7 (11.48%) Node.js
3 5 (8.20%) Apache
3 5 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.64%) GemFire
4 1 (1.64%) JBoss
4 1 (1.64%) nginx
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) Broadband
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (55.74%) Hadoop
2 31 (50.82%) Big Data
3 22 (36.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (34.43%) NoSQL
5 14 (22.95%) MySQL
6 12 (19.67%) MongoDB
7 11 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (11.48%) Neo4j
9 5 (8.20%) Apache Hive
9 5 (8.20%) HBase
10 4 (6.56%) Aerospike
11 3 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (4.92%) Pentaho
11 3 (4.92%) Spark SQL
11 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
12 2 (3.28%) Redis
13 1 (1.64%) Apache Accumulo
13 1 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (1.64%) OrientDB
13 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) NUnit
2 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) JUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Mockito
3 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (8.20%) Advertising
1 5 (8.20%) Law
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Front Office
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Big Data Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Scala Developer
5 9 (14.75%) Python Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Data Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Data Scientist
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.92%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Java Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Core Java Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Hadoop Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Junior Data Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Junior Data Scientist
9 2 (3.28%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Akka
2 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (8.20%) Spring
3 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.92%) Java EE
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) XML
5 2 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.28%) Apache Camel
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.28%) D3.js
5 2 (3.28%) JMS
5 2 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.28%) NancyFx
5 2 (3.28%) React
5 2 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.84%) Mathematics
2 6 (9.84%) Social Network
3 4 (6.56%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Physics
4 2 (3.28%) Fintech
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Derivative
5 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (21.31%) Microservices
1 13 (21.31%) Open Source
2 12 (19.67%) DevOps
3 9 (14.75%) Analytics
4 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.84%) Machine Learning
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.84%) TDD
6 5 (8.20%) ETL
6 5 (8.20%) Scrum
7 4 (6.56%) Low Latency
7 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) Deep Learning
8 3 (4.92%) OO
9 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.28%) ERP
9 2 (3.28%) Project Management
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (67.21%) Java
2 31 (50.82%) Scala
3 27 (44.26%) Python
4 11 (18.03%) SQL
5 10 (16.39%) Ruby
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) Perl
7 4 (6.56%) C#
7 4 (6.56%) C++
7 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) R
8 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.64%) C
9 1 (1.64%) Clojure
9 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.64%) F#
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Docker
2 8 (13.11%) HDFS
3 4 (6.56%) Apache Flume
3 4 (6.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Mesos
2 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) Sony
3 3 (4.92%) Greenplum
3 3 (4.92%) Informatica
3 3 (4.92%) Talend
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) MapR
4 1 (1.64%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Sybase
4 1 (1.64%) Syclo