Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Kafka skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kafka over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 68 147
Rank change year-on-year -4 +79 +41
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 261 258 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.95% 3.98% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.22% 9.98% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 236 235 258
10th Percentile £61,875 £50,000 £55,000
25th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £110,000 £94,375 £92,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £112,500
London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Kafka is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,555 2,586 5,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.62% 39.93% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,345 2,276 4,712
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £97,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +8.00%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in Central London.

Salary trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in Central London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 242 £90,000 +12.50% 75
West End of London -9 2 £72,500 - 2
City of Westminster -6 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £80,000 -
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 183 (70.11%) Java
2 131 (50.19%) AWS
3 113 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (37.55%) Microservices
5 95 (36.40%) DevOps
6 93 (35.63%) Kubernetes
7 85 (32.57%) Fintech
8 82 (31.42%) Big Data
9 78 (29.89%) Finance
10 75 (28.74%) Python
11 74 (28.35%) Hadoop
12 73 (27.97%) Docker
13 72 (27.59%) Spring
14 70 (26.82%) Java 8
15 65 (24.90%) Spring Boot
16 62 (23.75%) MongoDB
17 57 (21.84%) SQL
18 56 (21.46%) TDD
19 55 (21.07%) Banking
19 55 (21.07%) Azure
20 49 (18.77%) Apache Spark
21 47 (18.01%) Jenkins
22 39 (14.94%) Apache Cassandra
22 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
23 38 (14.56%) OO
24 37 (14.18%) REST
25 35 (13.41%) NoSQL
26 34 (13.03%) Mentoring
26 34 (13.03%) Multithreading
27 33 (12.64%) SaaS

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (18.77%) Apache Spark
2 21 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.83%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (1.92%) Confluence
4 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.53%) Apache
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) GemFire
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 131 (50.19%) AWS
2 55 (21.07%) Azure
3 33 (12.64%) SaaS
4 25 (9.58%) GCP
5 14 (5.36%) PaaS
6 12 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (4.60%) Amazon Kinesis
6 12 (4.60%) Serverless
7 11 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (3.83%) IaaS
8 10 (3.83%) OpenShift
9 9 (3.45%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.68%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.30%) GitHub
12 5 (1.92%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.15%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.75%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) AMQP
3 3 (1.15%) 5G
3 3 (1.15%) Broadband
4 2 (0.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) Calico
5 1 (0.38%) DNS
5 1 (0.38%) Network Security
5 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (31.42%) Big Data
2 74 (28.35%) Hadoop
3 62 (23.75%) MongoDB
4 39 (14.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (13.41%) NoSQL
6 23 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (6.13%) SQL Server
8 14 (5.36%) Data Lake
8 14 (5.36%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.07%) Apache Hive
10 8 (3.07%) Redis
11 7 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.68%) HBase
11 7 (2.68%) MySQL
12 6 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2017
13 5 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 47 (18.01%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.58%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (6.13%) Maven
5 14 (5.36%) JUnit
6 13 (4.98%) Gradle
7 11 (4.21%) JMeter
8 10 (3.83%) Selenium
9 9 (3.45%) JIRA
10 8 (3.07%) Bitbucket
10 8 (3.07%) REST Assured
11 5 (1.92%) Babel
11 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.92%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.53%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.15%) gulp
13 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.15%) webpack
General
1 78 (29.89%) Finance
2 55 (21.07%) Banking
3 24 (9.20%) Social Skills
4 7 (2.68%) Front Office
4 7 (2.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 7 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.92%) Advertising
5 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.92%) Billing
5 5 (1.92%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (0.77%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 87 (33.33%) Developer
2 66 (25.29%) Java Developer
3 42 (16.09%) Data Engineer
4 28 (10.73%) Java Engineer
5 27 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (9.96%) Senior Developer
7 19 (7.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (7.28%) Software Engineer
8 14 (5.36%) Architect
9 12 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Senior Data Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
9 12 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) Senior Java Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) Technical Leader
11 10 (3.83%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 10 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.07%) AWS Developer
12 8 (3.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (27.59%) Spring
2 65 (24.90%) Spring Boot
3 37 (14.18%) REST
4 28 (10.73%) React
5 22 (8.43%) .NET
5 22 (8.43%) AngularJS
6 21 (8.05%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (7.66%) JMS
8 19 (7.28%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (6.90%) JSON
10 16 (6.13%) Apache Thrift
11 15 (5.75%) Web Services
12 14 (5.36%) RESTful
13 9 (3.45%) Node.js
14 8 (3.07%) GraphQL
14 8 (3.07%) HTML
14 8 (3.07%) Middleware
14 8 (3.07%) Protocol Buffers
15 7 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
15 7 (2.68%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.98%) Private Cloud
4 11 (4.21%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.83%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.07%) Credit Risk
6 8 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.30%) Social Media
7 6 (2.30%) User Experience
8 5 (1.92%) Equities
8 5 (1.92%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.15%) Clustering
10 3 (1.15%) CMDB
10 3 (1.15%) Derivative
10 3 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.49%) Linux
2 11 (4.21%) Unix
3 8 (3.07%) Windows
4 5 (1.92%) CentOS
4 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (37.55%) Microservices
3 95 (36.40%) DevOps
4 85 (32.57%) Fintech
5 56 (21.46%) TDD
6 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
7 38 (14.56%) OO
8 34 (13.03%) Mentoring
8 34 (13.03%) Multithreading
9 33 (12.64%) Analytics
10 31 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (9.96%) Clean Code
12 24 (9.20%) Test Automation
13 22 (8.43%) Data Modelling
13 22 (8.43%) ETL
14 21 (8.05%) Data Engineering
15 20 (7.66%) Data Pipeline
15 20 (7.66%) Data Science
16 17 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (6.13%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 183 (70.11%) Java
2 75 (28.74%) Python
3 70 (26.82%) Java 8
4 57 (21.84%) SQL
5 28 (10.73%) JavaScript
6 26 (9.96%) Kotlin
7 23 (8.81%) C#
8 20 (7.66%) Scala
9 15 (5.75%) Bash Shell
10 14 (5.36%) Java 11
11 9 (3.45%) Go
12 7 (2.68%) Clojure
12 7 (2.68%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.15%) C
13 3 (1.15%) C++
13 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.38%) Perl
14 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (2.68%) Degree
2 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.38%) OCP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) QA
2 12 (4.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (27.97%) Docker
2 9 (3.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 93 (35.63%) Kubernetes
2 23 (8.81%) Terraform
3 22 (8.43%) Ansible
4 11 (4.21%) Puppet
5 8 (3.07%) Prometheus
6 7 (2.68%) Packer
7 5 (1.92%) Nagios
8 3 (1.15%) Grafana
8 3 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Graphite
10 1 (0.38%) Kibana
10 1 (0.38%) Mesos
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (6.90%) Oracle
2 9 (3.45%) VMware
3 6 (2.30%) Charles River
3 6 (2.30%) Google
4 4 (1.53%) IBM
5 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.15%) Databricks
5 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.15%) Solace
6 2 (0.77%) Cisco
6 2 (0.77%) New Relic
6 2 (0.77%) Splunk
7 1 (0.38%) Confluent
7 1 (0.38%) F5
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) Sage
7 1 (0.38%) StreamSets
7 1 (0.38%) Teradata