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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 766 847 862
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +15
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 126 82 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.18% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 110 77 16
Average salary £67,500 £57,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.39% -14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £79,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -30.76%

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
41070 45471 43326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.50% 38.87% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35057 38635 37492
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 £62,500 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Kafka Salary Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 23 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 31 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
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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 +63 126 £67,500 +17.39% 26
London +94 111 £67,500 +3.84% 17
City of London +26 13 £85,000 +41.66% 2
North West - 7 £43,500 - 1
Liverpool - 6 £43,500 -
Merseyside - 6 £43,500 -
South East -27 5 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Berkshire - 3 £72,500 - 5
Newbury - 3 £72,500 - 5
Surrey -5 2 £53,750 +19.44% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Sheffield - 2 £53,750 -
Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Guildford -15 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £60,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £50,000 -
Street - 1 £67,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £67,500 -
South West - 1 £67,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 216 (83.40%) Java
2 171 (66.02%) Hadoop
2 171 (66.02%) Big Data
3 156 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (53.28%) NoSQL
5 129 (49.81%) Spring
6 110 (42.47%) REST
7 106 (40.93%) SQL
8 102 (39.38%) Elasticsearch
9 99 (38.22%) RabbitMQ
10 91 (35.14%) Apache Spark
11 90 (34.75%) OO
12 89 (34.36%) Scala
13 85 (32.82%) Finance
14 83 (32.05%) Python
15 81 (31.27%) ActiveMQ
16 80 (30.89%) JDBC
17 77 (29.73%) XML
17 77 (29.73%) Apache Hive
17 77 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
18 76 (29.34%) Software Architecture
19 75 (28.96%) Multithreading
20 72 (27.80%) TDD
21 71 (27.41%) SOAP
21 71 (27.41%) Degree
22 69 (26.64%) Relational Database
23 62 (23.94%) PL/SQL
24 59 (22.78%) Client/Server
24 59 (22.78%) Java RMI
24 59 (22.78%) XML-RPC

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 102 (39.38%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (35.14%) Apache Spark
3 50 (19.31%) Apache Pig
4 31 (11.97%) Apache Solr
5 28 (10.81%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (5.79%) MQSeries
6 15 (5.79%) SAS
6 15 (5.79%) Apache
7 7 (2.70%) nginx
8 6 (2.32%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.93%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.93%) GemFire
10 3 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.77%) Drupal
11 2 (0.77%) Lightstreamer
12 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.34%) Amazon EMR
3 14 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (5.02%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.32%) Azure Machine Learning
6 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.77%) IaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Heroku
9 1 (0.39%) GitHub
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.97%) AMQP
2 4 (1.54%) HTTP
3 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.77%) SAN
3 2 (0.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (66.02%) Hadoop
1 171 (66.02%) Big Data
2 138 (53.28%) NoSQL
3 77 (29.73%) Apache Hive
3 77 (29.73%) Apache Cassandra
4 69 (26.64%) Relational Database
5 56 (21.62%) Redis
6 37 (14.29%) HBase
7 33 (12.74%) MongoDB
8 29 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (10.81%) MySQL
9 28 (10.81%) Riak
10 23 (8.88%) RDBMS
11 18 (6.95%) Data Mining
11 18 (6.95%) Impala
12 17 (6.56%) SQL Server
13 11 (4.25%) PowerCenter
13 11 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (4.25%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (4.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.25%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.25%) Talend Open Studio
3 10 (3.86%) Maven
4 9 (3.47%) PowerDesigner
5 7 (2.70%) JUnit
6 6 (2.32%) Gradle
7 4 (1.54%) Mockito
7 4 (1.54%) JIRA
8 2 (0.77%) Subversion
8 2 (0.77%) RSpec
9 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.39%) NetBeans
General
1 85 (32.82%) Finance
2 53 (20.46%) Banking
3 36 (13.90%) Retail
4 34 (13.13%) Telecoms
5 33 (12.74%) Online Betting
6 16 (6.18%) Games
7 7 (2.70%) Advertising
8 6 (2.32%) Front Office
9 4 (1.54%) Law
10 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.77%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 182 (70.27%) Developer
2 148 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 81 (31.27%) Senior Developer
4 79 (30.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (8.88%) Architect
6 20 (7.72%) Lead Developer
7 19 (7.34%) Core Java Developer
8 16 (6.18%) Big Data Developer
9 15 (5.79%) Data Architect
9 15 (5.79%) Hadoop Developer
10 14 (5.41%) Lead Java Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Big Data Architect
12 5 (1.93%) C# Developer
12 5 (1.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (1.54%) Consultant
14 3 (1.16%) Software Engineer
15 2 (0.77%) Software Developer
15 2 (0.77%) Team Leader
15 2 (0.77%) Development Manager
15 2 (0.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (49.81%) Spring
2 110 (42.47%) REST
3 99 (38.22%) RabbitMQ
4 81 (31.27%) ActiveMQ
5 80 (30.89%) JDBC
6 77 (29.73%) XML
7 71 (27.41%) SOAP
8 59 (22.78%) Java RMI
8 59 (22.78%) XML-RPC
9 53 (20.46%) Akka
10 46 (17.76%) JMS
11 28 (10.81%) JSON
11 28 (10.81%) Grails
12 21 (8.11%) Web Services
12 21 (8.11%) HTML
13 18 (6.95%) Cascading
14 15 (5.79%) Java EE
15 13 (5.02%) Spring Security
15 13 (5.02%) Spring Batch
15 13 (5.02%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 59 (22.78%) Client/Server
2 56 (21.62%) Grid Computing
3 54 (20.85%) Computer Science
4 27 (10.42%) Data Structures
5 23 (8.88%) Algorithms
6 19 (7.34%) Mathematics
7 15 (5.79%) Blog
8 11 (4.25%) User Experience
9 9 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.47%) Equities
10 8 (3.09%) Data Integration
11 6 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (2.32%) Statistics
12 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.54%) Physics
14 3 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
15 2 (0.77%) Clustering
15 2 (0.77%) PMI
16 1 (0.39%) Social Media
16 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.36%) Linux
2 13 (5.02%) Windows
3 5 (1.93%) UNIX
4 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (34.75%) OO
3 76 (29.34%) Software Architecture
4 75 (28.96%) Multithreading
5 72 (27.80%) TDD
6 57 (22.01%) E-Commerce
7 55 (21.24%) MapReduce
8 51 (19.69%) Open Source
9 47 (18.15%) Mentoring
10 44 (16.99%) Software Delivery
11 41 (15.83%) Low Latency
12 34 (13.13%) BDD
13 33 (12.74%) ETL
14 32 (12.36%) Software Engineering
15 31 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (9.65%) Analytics
17 24 (9.27%) Data Modelling
18 17 (6.56%) SOA
19 15 (5.79%) Data Architecture
19 15 (5.79%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (83.40%) Java
2 106 (40.93%) SQL
3 89 (34.36%) Scala
4 83 (32.05%) Python
5 62 (23.94%) PL/SQL
6 41 (15.83%) Clojure
7 38 (14.67%) Groovy
7 38 (14.67%) Ruby
8 29 (11.20%) Go
9 28 (10.81%) Erlang
10 24 (9.27%) Bash Shell
11 23 (8.88%) C
11 23 (8.88%) C#
11 23 (8.88%) JavaScript
12 17 (6.56%) Perl
12 17 (6.56%) C++
13 11 (4.25%) HiveQL
14 9 (3.47%) R
15 3 (1.16%) F#
16 2 (0.77%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 71 (27.41%) Degree
2 7 (2.70%) PhD
3 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 36 (13.90%) Docker
2 28 (10.81%) HDFS
3 12 (4.63%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.16%) Varnish
5 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.77%) Squid
6 1 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (13.51%) Puppet
1 35 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.41%) Mesos
3 11 (4.25%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (2.70%) Salt
5 5 (1.93%) Graphite
6 4 (1.54%) Ansible
7 3 (1.16%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.77%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.77%) Nagios
9 1 (0.39%) logstash
9 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (8.11%) Oracle
2 19 (7.34%) Informatica
3 11 (4.25%) Talend
3 11 (4.25%) SAP
4 9 (3.47%) Tableau
5 8 (3.09%) Cognos
5 8 (3.09%) Ab Initio
5 8 (3.09%) Teradata
6 6 (2.32%) StreamBase
6 6 (2.32%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.93%) Splunk
8 3 (1.16%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.77%) Akamai
9 2 (0.77%) F5
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.77%) Adobe
9 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
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