Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 127 156
Rank change year-on-year +74 +29 +71
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 161 246 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.41% 2.47% 2.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.13% 6.38% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 172 223 219
Median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £51,250 £55,250 £53,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £103,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%

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 1,589 3,855 4,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.51% 38.74% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,417 3,444 4,399
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 99 (61.49%) Java
2 65 (40.37%) Docker
3 59 (36.65%) Kubernetes
3 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (34.78%) Big Data
5 53 (32.92%) AWS
6 51 (31.68%) Python
7 50 (31.06%) Apache Spark
8 47 (29.19%) Hadoop
9 40 (24.84%) JavaScript
10 39 (24.22%) Multithreading
11 38 (23.60%) Scala
12 37 (22.98%) DevOps
13 36 (22.36%) Java 8
13 36 (22.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (21.74%) Microservices
15 34 (21.12%) TDD
16 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
17 26 (16.15%) Software Engineering
18 25 (15.53%) C#
18 25 (15.53%) Fintech
19 23 (14.29%) Machine Learning
20 22 (13.66%) NoSQL
20 22 (13.66%) React
20 22 (13.66%) Go
21 21 (13.04%) Git (software)
21 21 (13.04%) JMS
21 21 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
22 20 (12.42%) Finance
22 20 (12.42%) SaaS

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 50 (31.06%) Apache Spark
2 18 (11.18%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.45%) Apache
4 4 (2.48%) Confluence
5 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 53 (32.92%) AWS
2 20 (12.42%) SaaS
3 18 (11.18%) Serverless
4 16 (9.94%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (7.45%) Azure
6 8 (4.97%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.86%) GCP
8 3 (1.86%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.24%) Firebase
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.62%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) Firewall
2 4 (2.48%) HTTP
3 3 (1.86%) AMQP
3 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.78%) Big Data
2 47 (29.19%) Hadoop
3 36 (22.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 28 (17.39%) MongoDB
5 22 (13.66%) NoSQL
6 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
7 12 (7.45%) MySQL
8 10 (6.21%) Neo4j
9 8 (4.97%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.11%) HBase
10 5 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.11%) Redis
11 4 (2.48%) Apache Hive
11 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.86%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.86%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.21%) Selenium
4 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.73%) Appium
5 6 (3.73%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.11%) Charles Proxy
6 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.11%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.48%) JIRA
8 3 (1.86%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.86%) Gradle
8 3 (1.86%) JUnit
8 3 (1.86%) Maven
8 3 (1.86%) Mocha
8 3 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.24%) NUnit
9 2 (1.24%) Subversion
General
1 20 (12.42%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Marketing
3 13 (8.07%) Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Advertising
5 3 (1.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Law
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.62%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 86 (53.42%) Developer
2 52 (32.30%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.42%) Data Engineer
3 20 (12.42%) Full Stack Developer
4 15 (9.32%) Scala Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.07%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.21%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Monitoring Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Python Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Java Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Mid-Level Java Developer
9 7 (4.35%) Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.73%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.73%) Data Architect
10 6 (3.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.66%) React
2 21 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
2 21 (13.04%) JMS
3 18 (11.18%) AngularJS
4 17 (10.56%) Spring
5 15 (9.32%) .NET
6 14 (8.70%) Spring Boot
7 11 (6.83%) Akka
8 10 (6.21%) HTML
9 9 (5.59%) .NET Core
9 9 (5.59%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (5.59%) React Native
9 9 (5.59%) REST
10 8 (4.97%) CSS
10 8 (4.97%) HTML5
11 7 (4.35%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (3.73%) Redux
13 5 (3.11%) Node.js
13 5 (3.11%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (9.94%) Mobile App
3 14 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.83%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.24%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.62%) Derivative
8 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.62%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.56%) Linux
2 4 (2.48%) Android
3 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.86%) CentOS
3 3 (1.86%) Windows
4 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.22%) Multithreading
3 37 (22.98%) DevOps
4 35 (21.74%) Microservices
5 34 (21.12%) TDD
6 26 (16.15%) Software Engineering
7 25 (15.53%) Fintech
8 23 (14.29%) Machine Learning
9 14 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (8.07%) Analytics
10 13 (8.07%) Open Source
10 13 (8.07%) Prototyping
10 13 (8.07%) Scrum
11 12 (7.45%) ETL
12 11 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.83%) MapReduce
13 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.21%) Data Science
13 10 (6.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (61.49%) Java
2 51 (31.68%) Python
3 40 (24.84%) JavaScript
4 38 (23.60%) Scala
5 36 (22.36%) Java 8
6 25 (15.53%) C#
7 22 (13.66%) Go
8 16 (9.94%) SQL
9 13 (8.07%) Kotlin
10 11 (6.83%) TypeScript
11 10 (6.21%) PHP
11 10 (6.21%) Ruby
12 9 (5.59%) Perl
13 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.48%) R
15 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.24%) Haskell
16 2 (1.24%) Lisp
16 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) Degree
2 5 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.11%) ISEB
2 5 (3.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.62%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.62%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.62%) PhD
3 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (40.37%) Docker
2 5 (3.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 59 (36.65%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.59%) Netcool
2 9 (5.59%) Opsview
3 8 (4.97%) Ansible
4 7 (4.35%) Puppet
4 7 (4.35%) Terraform
5 5 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.86%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.86%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (5.59%) AppDynamics
1 9 (5.59%) Dynatrace
1 9 (5.59%) Oracle
1 9 (5.59%) SevOne
1 9 (5.59%) Splunk
1 9 (5.59%) TOWER Software
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.73%) Solace
4 5 (3.11%) Databricks
5 3 (1.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.24%) Informatica
7 1 (0.62%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.62%) Palantir
7 1 (0.62%) TIBCO