The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 760 844 878
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +34
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 142 94 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.080% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.20% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 126 89 6
Average salary £67,500 £60,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £53,750
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41730 46198 43669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.71% 39.12% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35708 39502 38013
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Kafka
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK.

Kafka Salary Trend in the UK

Kafka
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Kafka over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Kafka Salary Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 142 £67,500 +17.39% 20
London +101 126 £67,500 +12.50% 15
City of London +42 16 £72,500 +7.40% 4
North West - 7 £45,000 -
South East -26 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Newbury - 5 £62,500 -
Berkshire - 5 £62,500 -
Liverpool - 4 £43,500 -
Merseyside - 4 £43,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Manchester - 2 £48,750 -
Sheffield - 2 £53,750 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Guildford -11 1 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Surrey -18 1 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Street - 1 £67,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 - 2
Somerset - 1 £67,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £60,000 -
Chester - 1 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 - 2
South West - 1 £67,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 207 (84.15%) Java
2 166 (67.48%) Big Data
3 161 (65.45%) Hadoop
4 145 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (54.47%) NoSQL
6 122 (49.59%) Spring
7 104 (42.28%) REST
8 103 (41.87%) SQL
9 95 (38.62%) RabbitMQ
9 95 (38.62%) Elasticsearch
10 86 (34.96%) Apache Spark
11 85 (34.55%) OO
12 84 (34.15%) Scala
13 83 (33.74%) Finance
14 79 (32.11%) JDBC
15 76 (30.89%) XML
15 76 (30.89%) ActiveMQ
15 76 (30.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 74 (30.08%) Python
16 74 (30.08%) Apache Hive
16 74 (30.08%) Software Architecture
17 70 (28.46%) SOAP
17 70 (28.46%) Multithreading
18 64 (26.02%) Degree
19 62 (25.20%) TDD
20 61 (24.80%) Relational Database
21 59 (23.98%) PL/SQL
22 58 (23.58%) Client/Server
22 58 (23.58%) Java RMI
22 58 (23.58%) XML-RPC

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 95 (38.62%) Elasticsearch
2 86 (34.96%) Apache Spark
3 48 (19.51%) Apache Pig
4 28 (11.38%) Apache Solr
5 25 (10.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (6.50%) Apache
7 15 (6.10%) MQSeries
8 13 (5.28%) SAS
9 9 (3.66%) nginx
10 6 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (2.03%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.03%) GemFire
12 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.81%) Drupal
12 2 (0.81%) Lightstreamer
13 1 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.69%) Amazon EMR
3 10 (4.07%) OpenShift
4 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (1.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Heroku
7 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.38%) AMQP
2 4 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) Network Security
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (67.48%) Big Data
2 161 (65.45%) Hadoop
3 134 (54.47%) NoSQL
4 76 (30.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 74 (30.08%) Apache Hive
6 61 (24.80%) Relational Database
7 52 (21.14%) Redis
8 33 (13.41%) HBase
9 31 (12.60%) MongoDB
10 29 (11.79%) MySQL
11 28 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (10.16%) Riak
13 21 (8.54%) RDBMS
14 16 (6.50%) Impala
15 15 (6.10%) SQL Server
16 13 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (4.47%) Data Mining
17 11 (4.47%) PowerCenter
17 11 (4.47%) SAP Data Services
17 11 (4.47%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 12 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.47%) Talend Open Studio
3 10 (4.07%) Maven
4 9 (3.66%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.25%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (2.85%) JUnit
7 6 (2.44%) Gradle
8 4 (1.63%) Mockito
9 3 (1.22%) JIRA
10 2 (0.81%) Subversion
10 2 (0.81%) RSpec
11 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
General
1 83 (33.74%) Finance
2 51 (20.73%) Banking
3 35 (14.23%) Retail
3 35 (14.23%) Telecoms
4 34 (13.82%) Online Betting
5 16 (6.50%) Games
6 6 (2.44%) Front Office
7 4 (1.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (68.70%) Developer
2 138 (56.10%) Java Developer
3 75 (30.49%) Senior Developer
4 73 (29.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (8.54%) Core Java Developer
6 20 (8.13%) Architect
7 17 (6.91%) Big Data Developer
8 16 (6.50%) Lead Developer
9 14 (5.69%) Data Architect
10 13 (5.28%) Hadoop Developer
11 11 (4.47%) Lead Java Developer
12 7 (2.85%) Big Data Architect
13 5 (2.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (2.03%) C# Developer
14 4 (1.63%) Consultant
15 3 (1.22%) Software Engineer
16 2 (0.81%) Software Developer
16 2 (0.81%) Development Manager
16 2 (0.81%) Engineering Manager
16 2 (0.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (49.59%) Spring
2 104 (42.28%) REST
3 95 (38.62%) RabbitMQ
4 79 (32.11%) JDBC
5 76 (30.89%) XML
5 76 (30.89%) ActiveMQ
6 70 (28.46%) SOAP
7 58 (23.58%) Java RMI
7 58 (23.58%) XML-RPC
8 47 (19.11%) Akka
9 43 (17.48%) JMS
10 28 (11.38%) JSON
11 25 (10.16%) Grails
12 23 (9.35%) Web Services
13 20 (8.13%) HTML
14 16 (6.50%) Cascading
15 15 (6.10%) Java EE
16 12 (4.88%) HTML5
16 12 (4.88%) CSS
17 10 (4.07%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.58%) Client/Server
2 55 (22.36%) Grid Computing
3 47 (19.11%) Computer Science
4 25 (10.16%) Data Structures
5 19 (7.72%) Algorithms
6 14 (5.69%) Mathematics
7 13 (5.28%) Blog
8 11 (4.47%) User Experience
9 9 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.66%) Data Integration
10 8 (3.25%) Equities
11 6 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.63%) Statistics
13 4 (1.63%) Physics
14 3 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
15 2 (0.81%) Clustering
15 2 (0.81%) PMI
16 1 (0.41%) Social Media
16 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.20%) Linux
2 12 (4.88%) Windows
3 3 (1.22%) UNIX
4 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (34.55%) OO
3 74 (30.08%) Software Architecture
4 70 (28.46%) Multithreading
5 62 (25.20%) TDD
6 57 (23.17%) E-Commerce
7 53 (21.54%) Open Source
8 49 (19.92%) MapReduce
9 45 (18.29%) Software Delivery
10 43 (17.48%) Mentoring
11 41 (16.67%) Low Latency
12 32 (13.01%) ETL
12 32 (13.01%) Software Engineering
13 30 (12.20%) BDD
14 26 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (10.16%) Analytics
16 23 (9.35%) Data Modelling
17 17 (6.91%) SOA
18 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (5.28%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (84.15%) Java
2 103 (41.87%) SQL
3 84 (34.15%) Scala
4 74 (30.08%) Python
5 59 (23.98%) PL/SQL
6 38 (15.45%) Clojure
7 36 (14.63%) Ruby
8 35 (14.23%) Groovy
9 26 (10.57%) Go
10 25 (10.16%) Erlang
11 24 (9.76%) C
11 24 (9.76%) C#
12 23 (9.35%) Bash Shell
13 22 (8.94%) JavaScript
14 20 (8.13%) C++
15 13 (5.28%) Perl
16 11 (4.47%) HiveQL
17 4 (1.63%) R
18 3 (1.22%) F#
19 2 (0.81%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 64 (26.02%) Degree
2 5 (2.03%) PhD
3 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 33 (13.41%) Docker
2 26 (10.57%) HDFS
3 12 (4.88%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.22%) Varnish
5 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.81%) Squid
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (13.01%) Puppet
1 32 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.88%) Mesos
3 8 (3.25%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (2.85%) Salt
5 5 (2.03%) Graphite
6 4 (1.63%) Ansible
7 3 (1.22%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.81%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.81%) Nagios
9 1 (0.41%) logstash
9 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (8.54%) Oracle
2 20 (8.13%) Informatica
3 11 (4.47%) Talend
3 11 (4.47%) SAP
4 9 (3.66%) Cognos
4 9 (3.66%) Ab Initio
4 9 (3.66%) Teradata
5 8 (3.25%) Business Objects
5 8 (3.25%) Tableau
6 6 (2.44%) StreamBase
6 6 (2.44%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.03%) Splunk
8 3 (1.22%) Google
9 2 (0.81%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.81%) Akamai
9 2 (0.81%) F5
9 2 (0.81%) Adobe
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.81%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.41%) DigitalOcean
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