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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 786 858 869
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +11
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 93 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.033% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 88 8 9
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £40,000 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £44,500 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%

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
39073 42586 46481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.08% 41.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33698 35569 41359
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Kafka Salary Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 14 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 27 January 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 +78 91 £60,000 +50.00% 7
London +92 70 £60,000 - 6
North West - 12 £45,000 -
Manchester - 10 £43,750 -
South East -41 8 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Surrey -10 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Guildford - 7 £55,000 - 1
City of London +10 4 £82,500 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £71,250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £67,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £80,000 -
Northampton - 1 £60,000 -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 124 (86.71%) Java
2 122 (85.31%) Big Data
3 99 (69.23%) Hadoop
4 79 (55.24%) NoSQL
5 71 (49.65%) SQL
6 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (35.66%) HDFS
8 49 (34.27%) Apache Pig
9 48 (33.57%) Finance
10 46 (32.17%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (30.77%) Spring
12 42 (29.37%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (28.67%) Apache Hive
13 41 (28.67%) Banking
13 41 (28.67%) Linux
14 38 (26.57%) MapReduce
15 37 (25.87%) REST
15 37 (25.87%) OO
16 35 (24.48%) Apache Cassandra
17 34 (23.78%) Software Architecture
18 33 (23.08%) MongoDB
18 33 (23.08%) HBase
18 33 (23.08%) XML
19 32 (22.38%) Bash Shell
20 31 (21.68%) RabbitMQ
20 31 (21.68%) JDBC
20 31 (21.68%) SOAP
20 31 (21.68%) C++
21 30 (20.98%) Apache Spark
22 28 (19.58%) Scala

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 49 (34.27%) Apache Pig
2 42 (29.37%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (20.98%) Apache Spark
4 18 (12.59%) SAS
5 10 (6.99%) nginx
6 5 (3.50%) JBoss
6 5 (3.50%) Apache
6 5 (3.50%) Confluence
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.50%) GitHub
3 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) LDAP
1 4 (2.80%) RTP
2 3 (2.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (85.31%) Big Data
2 99 (69.23%) Hadoop
3 79 (55.24%) NoSQL
4 46 (32.17%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (28.67%) Apache Hive
6 35 (24.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (23.08%) HBase
7 33 (23.08%) MongoDB
8 25 (17.48%) Impala
9 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
10 20 (13.99%) MySQL
11 18 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (11.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (11.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (11.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (11.89%) VLDB
12 17 (11.89%) Sqoop
12 17 (11.89%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (9.79%) Redis
13 14 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.69%) Maven
3 6 (4.20%) JIRA
3 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.80%) Subversion
5 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.40%) JUnit
5 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 41 (28.67%) Banking
3 24 (16.78%) Telecoms
4 22 (15.38%) Retail
4 22 (15.38%) Online Betting
5 21 (14.69%) Marketing
6 18 (12.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (53.15%) Developer
2 63 (44.06%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.99%) Senior Java Developer
3 20 (13.99%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.39%) Architect
5 11 (7.69%) Senior DBA
6 9 (6.29%) DBA
6 9 (6.29%) Hadoop Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Big Data Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Chief Technology Officer
7 8 (5.59%) Administrator
8 7 (4.90%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) SQL DBA
11 4 (2.80%) Data Administrator
11 4 (2.80%) Senior SQL DBA
11 4 (2.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 3 (2.10%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (2.10%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.77%) Spring
2 37 (25.87%) REST
3 33 (23.08%) XML
4 31 (21.68%) JDBC
4 31 (21.68%) SOAP
4 31 (21.68%) RabbitMQ
5 25 (17.48%) ActiveMQ
6 24 (16.78%) Web Services
6 24 (16.78%) Cascading
7 23 (16.08%) Java RMI
7 23 (16.08%) XML-RPC
8 9 (6.29%) Lucene
9 8 (5.59%) WSDL
9 8 (5.59%) HTML
9 8 (5.59%) XSD
10 6 (4.20%) J2EE
10 6 (4.20%) CSS
10 6 (4.20%) Hibernate
10 6 (4.20%) Play Framework
10 6 (4.20%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Grid Computing
2 25 (17.48%) Open Source
3 23 (16.08%) Data Integration
3 23 (16.08%) Client/Server
4 21 (14.69%) Replication
5 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.80%) Clustering
7 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.40%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.70%) DTV
9 1 (0.70%) BBC
9 1 (0.70%) Statistics
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.57%) MapReduce
3 37 (25.87%) OO
4 34 (23.78%) Software Architecture
5 28 (19.58%) Multithreading
6 26 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 24 (16.78%) Analytics
8 20 (13.99%) Software Engineering
9 19 (13.29%) Scrum
10 17 (11.89%) Change Data Capture
10 17 (11.89%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (10.49%) TDD
13 13 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (6.29%) B2B
16 8 (5.59%) Low Latency
17 7 (4.90%) ETL
17 7 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
18 6 (4.20%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 124 (86.71%) Java
2 71 (49.65%) SQL
3 32 (22.38%) Bash Shell
4 31 (21.68%) C++
5 28 (19.58%) Scala
6 25 (17.48%) Python
6 25 (17.48%) PL/SQL
7 22 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 21 (14.69%) C
9 17 (11.89%) T-SQL
10 15 (10.49%) Ruby
11 4 (2.80%) Groovy
11 4 (2.80%) PHP
11 4 (2.80%) C#
12 2 (1.40%) Perl
12 2 (1.40%) Clojure
13 1 (0.70%) R
13 1 (0.70%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 51 (35.66%) HDFS
2 18 (12.59%) Apache Flume
3 8 (5.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.10%) Docker
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (13.99%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (3.50%) Puppet
2 5 (3.50%) Ambari
3 4 (2.80%) Oozie
3 4 (2.80%) OpenView
3 4 (2.80%) Nagios
3 4 (2.80%) ZABBIX
3 4 (2.80%) Cacti
3 4 (2.80%) Munin
4 3 (2.10%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 20 (13.99%) HP
2 18 (12.59%) Informatica
2 18 (12.59%) Ab Initio
3 17 (11.89%) Teradata
3 17 (11.89%) Cognos
4 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.19%) Sony
5 9 (6.29%) Oracle
6 4 (2.80%) Cisco
6 4 (2.80%) NetApp
6 4 (2.80%) Splunk
6 4 (2.80%) Vertica
6 4 (2.80%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.80%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.40%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.70%) Google
8 1 (0.70%) Tableau
8 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
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