Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 202 304
Rank change year-on-year +46 +102 +71
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 225 118 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.01% 1.15% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.68% 2.92% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 205 106 44
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £51,750 £53,125 £36,675
90th Percentile £109,000 £126,250 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £76,250
% change year-on-year +7.14% -8.20% -10.29%

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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,812 4,042 4,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.03% 39.56% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,394 3,659 4,397
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka in the City of London.

Salary trend for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 157 (69.78%) Java
2 99 (44.00%) Apache Spark
3 98 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
5 88 (39.11%) Big Data
6 84 (37.33%) Finance
7 83 (36.89%) Hadoop
8 76 (33.78%) Microservices
9 69 (30.67%) Docker
9 69 (30.67%) Python
10 65 (28.89%) SQL
11 62 (27.56%) TDD
12 60 (26.67%) DevOps
13 58 (25.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 56 (24.89%) Linux
15 54 (24.00%) RabbitMQ
15 54 (24.00%) Scala
16 53 (23.56%) Spring
17 50 (22.22%) Software Engineering
17 50 (22.22%) JavaScript
17 50 (22.22%) Open Source
18 49 (21.78%) Fintech
19 47 (20.89%) Java 8
20 46 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 45 (20.00%) REST
22 43 (19.11%) NoSQL
23 40 (17.78%) Banking
24 39 (17.33%) Kubernetes
25 37 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
26 36 (16.00%) MySQL

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 99 (44.00%) Apache Spark
2 28 (12.44%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.78%) Apache
4 9 (4.00%) Apache Pig
4 9 (4.00%) Confluence
5 8 (3.56%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.22%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.44%) Luigi
9 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 92 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (7.11%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (6.22%) Amazon EMR
6 12 (5.33%) Amazon S3
7 11 (4.89%) GitHub
8 7 (3.11%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.78%) Apigee
11 3 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.33%) Serverless
12 2 (0.89%) PaaS
13 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.44%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.67%) Firewall
2 5 (2.22%) AMQP
3 4 (1.78%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.78%) SSL
4 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.33%) VLAN
4 3 (1.33%) VPN
5 2 (0.89%) HTTP
6 1 (0.44%) DNS
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
6 1 (0.44%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (39.11%) Big Data
2 83 (36.89%) Hadoop
3 58 (25.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 43 (19.11%) NoSQL
5 36 (16.00%) MySQL
6 29 (12.89%) MongoDB
7 27 (12.00%) Apache Hive
8 17 (7.56%) Redis
9 14 (6.22%) HBase
9 14 (6.22%) Relational Database
10 13 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (5.33%) Flink
12 11 (4.89%) SQL Server
13 10 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (4.00%) MariaDB
14 9 (4.00%) RDBMS
15 6 (2.67%) Data Lake
16 5 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (2.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.33%) Maven
3 17 (7.56%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.89%) JIRA
5 8 (3.56%) JUnit
6 7 (3.11%) GitLab
6 7 (3.11%) Gradle
6 7 (3.11%) Subversion
7 6 (2.67%) Mockito
7 6 (2.67%) Selenium
8 4 (1.78%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.33%) gulp
9 3 (1.33%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.33%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.33%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 84 (37.33%) Finance
2 40 (17.78%) Banking
3 11 (4.89%) Games
3 11 (4.89%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.56%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.22%) Marketing
5 5 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.78%) Front Office
7 3 (1.33%) Retail
8 2 (0.89%) Automotive
8 2 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.89%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 130 (57.78%) Developer
2 67 (29.78%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.00%) C++ Developer
4 25 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 22 (9.78%) Data Engineer
6 20 (8.89%) Big Data Developer
7 19 (8.44%) AWS Developer
8 18 (8.00%) Scala Developer
9 15 (6.67%) Python Developer
10 13 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (5.33%) Lead Developer
12 11 (4.89%) Architect
13 10 (4.44%) Big Data Engineer
13 10 (4.44%) Core Java Developer
13 10 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.56%) Consultant
14 8 (3.56%) Hadoop Engineer
14 8 (3.56%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.00%) RabbitMQ
2 53 (23.56%) Spring
3 45 (20.00%) REST
4 36 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 25 (11.11%) Node.js
6 22 (9.78%) Web Services
7 20 (8.89%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (8.89%) React
8 19 (8.44%) Redux
9 17 (7.56%) .NET
9 17 (7.56%) Hibernate
9 17 (7.56%) Spring Boot
10 16 (7.11%) RESTful
11 14 (6.22%) Akka
12 12 (5.33%) JSON
13 10 (4.44%) Apache Avro
13 10 (4.44%) JAX-RS
13 10 (4.44%) Vert.x
14 9 (4.00%) XML
15 8 (3.56%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.78%) Fintech
2 33 (14.67%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (8.44%) Algorithms
5 17 (7.56%) Derivative
6 15 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (5.78%) Computer Science
8 11 (4.89%) Data Structures
9 9 (4.00%) Life Science
10 6 (2.67%) Anti-Piracy
10 6 (2.67%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (2.67%) Hedge funds
11 5 (2.22%) Clustering
11 5 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (2.22%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.22%) Replication
11 5 (2.22%) User Experience
12 4 (1.78%) FMCG
12 4 (1.78%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 56 (24.89%) Linux
2 15 (6.67%) Unix
3 5 (2.22%) CentOS
4 4 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.33%) Windows
6 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (33.78%) Microservices
3 62 (27.56%) TDD
4 60 (26.67%) DevOps
5 50 (22.22%) Open Source
5 50 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 37 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (14.22%) Machine Learning
8 31 (13.78%) SDLC
9 28 (12.44%) BDD
10 20 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (8.89%) Low Latency
11 19 (8.44%) Pair Programming
12 18 (8.00%) Analytics
13 17 (7.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 17 (7.56%) Refactoring
13 17 (7.56%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.11%) Domain-Driven Design
14 16 (7.11%) OO
14 16 (7.11%) Quantitative Finance
Programming Languages
1 157 (69.78%) Java
2 69 (30.67%) Python
3 65 (28.89%) SQL
4 54 (24.00%) Scala
5 50 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 47 (20.89%) Java 8
7 30 (13.33%) C++
8 20 (8.89%) C#
9 11 (4.89%) Ruby
10 10 (4.44%) Go
11 7 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.11%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.78%) Clojure
12 4 (1.78%) Java 9
12 4 (1.78%) PHP
13 3 (1.33%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (1.33%) ES6
13 3 (1.33%) F#
13 3 (1.33%) Perl
13 3 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.89%) Degree
2 3 (1.33%) PhD
3 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (30.67%) Docker
2 23 (10.22%) HDFS
3 14 (6.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (5.33%) Apache Flume
5 3 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (17.33%) Kubernetes
2 26 (11.56%) Mesos
3 19 (8.44%) Prometheus
4 18 (8.00%) Puppet
4 18 (8.00%) Terraform
5 13 (5.78%) Oozie
6 11 (4.89%) Ansible
7 9 (4.00%) Kibana
8 8 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.67%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (2.22%) Grafana
10 5 (2.22%) Nagios
10 5 (2.22%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.78%) logstash
12 3 (1.33%) Graphite
13 1 (0.44%) Ambari
13 1 (0.44%) Istio
13 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (9.78%) Google
2 19 (8.44%) Oracle
3 13 (5.78%) Hortonworks
4 10 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.00%) MapR
6 8 (3.56%) Solace
7 7 (3.11%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.67%) IBM
9 4 (1.78%) Facebook
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.33%) Sun
10 3 (1.33%) Tableau
10 3 (1.33%) Talend
11 2 (0.89%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.89%) Databricks
11 2 (0.89%) Informatica
11 2 (0.89%) New Relic
11 2 (0.89%) SAP
12 1 (0.44%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (0.44%) Palo Alto