Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 70 134
Rank change year-on-year -6 +64 +23
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 275 188 301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.91% 4.08% 2.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.08% 9.34% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 243 159 268
10th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £57,500
25th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £75,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £110,000 £94,375 £95,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £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 2,727 2,012 4,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.73% 43.65% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,433 1,775 4,485
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -5 238 £90,000 +12.50% 96
West End of London -7 5 £72,500 +5.07% 3
Camden - 4 £68,500 - 2
Southwark - 2 £50,000 -
Lambeth - 1 - -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 204 (74.18%) Java
2 131 (47.64%) AWS
3 122 (44.36%) Kubernetes
4 117 (42.55%) DevOps
5 111 (40.36%) Docker
6 109 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (32.73%) Finance
8 88 (32.00%) Microservices
9 85 (30.91%) Software Engineering
10 83 (30.18%) Python
11 80 (29.09%) Big Data
12 79 (28.73%) Scala
13 73 (26.55%) Analytics
14 66 (24.00%) Azure
14 66 (24.00%) Spring
15 65 (23.64%) Apache Spark
15 65 (23.64%) Spring Boot
16 61 (22.18%) Fintech
17 58 (21.09%) Hadoop
18 57 (20.73%) SQL
18 57 (20.73%) GCP
19 52 (18.91%) MongoDB
20 50 (18.18%) TDD
21 49 (17.82%) Publishing
22 48 (17.45%) Jenkins
23 43 (15.64%) Java 8
23 43 (15.64%) Apache Cassandra
23 43 (15.64%) Informatics
24 39 (14.18%) Terraform
25 35 (12.73%) React

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 65 (23.64%) Apache Spark
2 25 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (4.36%) Apache Airflow
4 11 (4.00%) Apache
5 10 (3.64%) Confluence
6 4 (1.45%) nginx
6 4 (1.45%) Tornado
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Pulsar
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.36%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 131 (47.64%) AWS
2 66 (24.00%) Azure
3 57 (20.73%) GCP
4 19 (6.91%) SaaS
5 11 (4.00%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.64%) GitHub
6 10 (3.64%) Serverless
7 9 (3.27%) PaaS
8 8 (2.91%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.55%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (2.55%) IaaS
9 7 (2.55%) OpenShift
9 7 (2.55%) Snowflake
10 6 (2.18%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (2.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (2.18%) Slack
11 5 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.09%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.27%) HTTP
2 7 (2.55%) Firewall
3 3 (1.09%) DNS
4 2 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (0.73%) SMS
4 2 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.73%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.73%) Telnet
5 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.36%) VLAN
5 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (29.09%) Big Data
2 58 (21.09%) Hadoop
3 52 (18.91%) MongoDB
4 43 (15.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (9.82%) NoSQL
6 21 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (6.18%) Data Lake
7 17 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (5.09%) SQL Server
9 13 (4.73%) Redis
10 12 (4.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (2.91%) MySQL
12 7 (2.55%) Electronic Patient Records
13 6 (2.18%) ArangoDB
13 6 (2.18%) BigQuery
13 6 (2.18%) MarkLogic
14 5 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
15 4 (1.45%) Presto
Development Applications
1 48 (17.45%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.64%) Spinnaker
4 20 (7.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (6.18%) JIRA
5 17 (6.18%) Maven
6 16 (5.82%) Gradle
7 12 (4.36%) Bitbucket
8 11 (4.00%) IntelliJ
8 11 (4.00%) JUnit
9 8 (2.91%) JMeter
10 6 (2.18%) Selenium
11 5 (1.82%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.45%) REST Assured
12 4 (1.45%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.09%) CircleCI
13 3 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (1.09%) Subversion
14 2 (0.73%) GitLab
14 2 (0.73%) Travis CI
General
1 90 (32.73%) Finance
2 49 (17.82%) Publishing
3 29 (10.55%) Banking
4 20 (7.27%) Social Skills
5 12 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.64%) Retail
7 6 (2.18%) Private Banking
8 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.45%) Games
9 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.09%) Back Office
10 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.73%) Legal
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 81 (29.45%) Developer
2 60 (21.82%) Java Developer
3 44 (16.00%) Data Engineer
4 42 (15.27%) Software Engineer
5 27 (9.82%) Principal Engineer
6 26 (9.45%) Senior Developer
7 24 (8.73%) Architect
8 23 (8.36%) Senior Software Engineer
9 22 (8.00%) Java Engineer
9 22 (8.00%) Senior Data Engineer
9 22 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.36%) Scala Engineer
11 12 (4.36%) Senior Java Engineer
11 12 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.00%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 10 (3.64%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.64%) Data Architect
14 9 (3.27%) Analyst
14 9 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (24.00%) Spring
2 65 (23.64%) Spring Boot
3 35 (12.73%) React
4 26 (9.45%) AngularJS
5 23 (8.36%) ActiveMQ
6 22 (8.00%) REST
7 20 (7.27%) JMS
8 16 (5.82%) .NET
8 16 (5.82%) Web Services
9 15 (5.45%) JSON
9 15 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (4.73%) Apache Thrift
11 12 (4.36%) Middleware
12 10 (3.64%) Node.js
13 9 (3.27%) HTML
13 9 (3.27%) RESTful
13 9 (3.27%) Swagger
14 8 (2.91%) .NET Core
15 6 (2.18%) JMX
16 5 (1.82%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.36%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.45%) Cloud Native
3 10 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.27%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.55%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.18%) CMDB
6 6 (2.18%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.82%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.73%) Equities
10 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.73%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.73%) User Experience
11 1 (0.36%) Derivative
11 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.09%) Linux
2 11 (4.00%) Windows
3 7 (2.55%) Unix
4 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.73%) CentOS
5 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.36%) Debian
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (42.55%) DevOps
2 109 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (32.00%) Microservices
4 85 (30.91%) Software Engineering
5 73 (26.55%) Analytics
6 61 (22.18%) Fintech
7 50 (18.18%) TDD
8 43 (15.64%) Informatics
9 35 (12.73%) Full Stack Development
9 35 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
10 34 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (12.36%) Data Science
11 32 (11.64%) Multithreading
12 30 (10.91%) Clean Code
13 28 (10.18%) Scrum
14 25 (9.09%) Event-Driven
14 25 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 24 (8.73%) Data Pipeline
15 24 (8.73%) Mentoring
16 22 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 204 (74.18%) Java
2 83 (30.18%) Python
3 79 (28.73%) Scala
4 57 (20.73%) SQL
5 43 (15.64%) Java 8
6 31 (11.27%) Go
7 28 (10.18%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.73%) C#
9 18 (6.55%) TypeScript
10 15 (5.45%) Kotlin
11 14 (5.09%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.27%) Clojure
13 5 (1.82%) Java 11
13 5 (1.82%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.82%) Ruby
14 4 (1.45%) Perl
14 4 (1.45%) PHP
15 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.73%) Haskell
17 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (2.55%) Degree
2 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.73%) CCSP
3 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.73%) CISSP
4 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) QA
2 8 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.09%) PMO
4 2 (0.73%) Accessibility
System Software
1 111 (40.36%) Docker
2 10 (3.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.36%) HDFS
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 122 (44.36%) Kubernetes
2 39 (14.18%) Terraform
3 19 (6.91%) Ansible
4 10 (3.64%) Prometheus
5 7 (2.55%) Puppet
6 6 (2.18%) Grafana
6 6 (2.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (1.82%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.73%) Mesos
8 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Brooklyn
9 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.36%) Graphite
9 1 (0.36%) Kibana
9 1 (0.36%) Marathon
9 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.36%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 15 (5.45%) Oracle
2 11 (4.00%) Splunk
3 10 (3.64%) Cloudera
4 8 (2.91%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.18%) Google
6 5 (1.82%) Databricks
7 4 (1.45%) F5
7 4 (1.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.45%) VMware
8 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.09%) Solace
9 2 (0.73%) Charles River
10 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.36%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.36%) IBM
10 1 (0.36%) MapR
10 1 (0.36%) StreamSets