Period
to 20 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 263 330
Rank change year-on-year +97 +67 +101
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 203 73 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.82% 0.71% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.39% 1.84% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 184 69 50
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,250 £102,750
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -13.33%

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 4,621 3,962 5,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.41% 38.63% 40.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4,140 3,541 4,962
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 153 (75.37%) Java
2 104 (51.23%) Apache Spark
3 96 (47.29%) Big Data
4 92 (45.32%) Python
5 89 (43.84%) Hadoop
6 85 (41.87%) Scala
7 84 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
8 66 (32.51%) Finance
8 66 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (31.53%) Microservices
10 59 (29.06%) Docker
11 52 (25.62%) DevOps
11 52 (25.62%) JavaScript
12 49 (24.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (23.15%) SQL
13 47 (23.15%) TDD
14 46 (22.66%) Machine Learning
15 45 (22.17%) Open Source
16 44 (21.67%) NoSQL
17 43 (21.18%) Fintech
18 39 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (18.23%) RabbitMQ
20 36 (17.73%) Software Engineering
21 33 (16.26%) Linux
22 32 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
22 32 (15.76%) Analytics
23 29 (14.29%) Node.js
24 28 (13.79%) Terraform
24 28 (13.79%) Spring
25 27 (13.30%) Oracle

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
1 104 (51.23%) Apache Spark
2 13 (6.40%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.94%) Apache
4 7 (3.45%) Apache Pig
5 6 (2.96%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.96%) Confluence
6 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.48%) nginx
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.49%) SAS
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 84 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.91%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (5.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.43%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (2.96%) GitHub
7 5 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.46%) Datadog
8 4 (1.97%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.97%) SaaS
9 3 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.48%) Serverless
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.99%) IaaS
10 2 (0.99%) Loggly
10 2 (0.99%) Route 53
10 2 (0.99%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) DNS
1 5 (2.46%) Firewall
1 5 (2.46%) Internet
1 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
1 5 (2.46%) VPN
2 4 (1.97%) HTTP
2 4 (1.97%) SMTP
3 2 (0.99%) Multicast
3 2 (0.99%) SSL
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
4 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (47.29%) Big Data
2 89 (43.84%) Hadoop
3 49 (24.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 44 (21.67%) NoSQL
5 27 (13.30%) Apache Hive
6 24 (11.82%) MySQL
7 23 (11.33%) HBase
8 22 (10.84%) MongoDB
9 16 (7.88%) Data Lake
10 14 (6.90%) Relational Database
11 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
12 10 (4.93%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (4.43%) Redis
14 8 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (3.45%) Flink
16 6 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (2.96%) Impala
16 6 (2.96%) RDBMS
16 6 (2.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.40%) Maven
4 9 (4.43%) JIRA
5 5 (2.46%) GoCD
5 5 (2.46%) Gradle
5 5 (2.46%) Selenium
5 5 (2.46%) Subversion
6 4 (1.97%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.48%) gulp
7 3 (1.48%) JUnit
7 3 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.48%) webpack
8 2 (0.99%) GitLab
8 2 (0.99%) Grunt
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.99%) RStudio
8 2 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (32.51%) Finance
2 26 (12.81%) Banking
3 10 (4.93%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.43%) Games
5 7 (3.45%) Retail
6 6 (2.96%) Marketing
7 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.48%) Front Office
8 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (50.25%) Developer
2 47 (23.15%) Java Developer
3 40 (19.70%) Data Engineer
4 24 (11.82%) Senior Developer
5 19 (9.36%) Big Data Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) Big Data Developer
7 15 (7.39%) Python Developer
8 14 (6.90%) C++ Developer
9 13 (6.40%) React Developer
10 12 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (5.42%) Hadoop Engineer
12 10 (4.93%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (4.93%) Clojure Developer
12 10 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.93%) Node.js Developer
13 9 (4.43%) Architect
14 8 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (3.94%) Software Engineer
15 7 (3.45%) C# Developer
15 7 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.23%) RabbitMQ
2 29 (14.29%) Node.js
3 28 (13.79%) Spring
4 27 (13.30%) REST
5 21 (10.34%) React
6 20 (9.85%) ActiveMQ
6 20 (9.85%) Web Services
7 18 (8.87%) .NET
7 18 (8.87%) AngularJS
8 15 (7.39%) Akka
9 12 (5.91%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (5.42%) JMS
11 10 (4.93%) Redux
12 9 (4.43%) HTML
12 9 (4.43%) JSON
13 8 (3.94%) SOAP
14 7 (3.45%) .NET Framework
14 7 (3.45%) CSS
14 7 (3.45%) Hibernate
14 7 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.18%) Fintech
2 27 (13.30%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.39%) Algorithms
4 15 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (7.39%) User Experience
5 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.94%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.46%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.46%) Tandem
7 5 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.97%) Clustering
8 4 (1.97%) Equities
9 3 (1.48%) Derivative
9 3 (1.48%) FMCG
9 3 (1.48%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.48%) Life Science
9 3 (1.48%) Social Media
10 2 (0.99%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.26%) Linux
2 25 (12.32%) Unix
3 4 (1.97%) Windows
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (31.53%) Microservices
3 52 (25.62%) DevOps
4 47 (23.15%) TDD
5 46 (22.66%) Machine Learning
6 45 (22.17%) Open Source
7 39 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (17.73%) Software Engineering
9 32 (15.76%) Analytics
10 25 (12.32%) Data Science
10 25 (12.32%) ETL
10 25 (12.32%) Low Latency
11 22 (10.84%) SDLC
12 20 (9.85%) BDD
13 16 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (7.88%) Data Engineering
13 16 (7.88%) Scrum
13 16 (7.88%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (6.40%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 153 (75.37%) Java
2 92 (45.32%) Python
3 85 (41.87%) Scala
4 52 (25.62%) JavaScript
5 47 (23.15%) SQL
6 25 (12.32%) C#
6 25 (12.32%) Java 8
7 19 (9.36%) C++
7 19 (9.36%) Go
8 16 (7.88%) Ruby
9 15 (7.39%) Kotlin
10 11 (5.42%) Clojure
11 9 (4.43%) R
12 8 (3.94%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.94%) Perl
13 6 (2.96%) PHP
14 3 (1.48%) ES6
14 3 (1.48%) Haskell
14 3 (1.48%) Korn
15 2 (0.99%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) PhD
3 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.49%) RHCE
3 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) GCP
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 59 (29.06%) Docker
2 18 (8.87%) Apache Flume
3 13 (6.40%) HDFS
4 6 (2.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.97%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.99%) LXC
7 1 (0.49%) KVM
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (13.79%) Terraform
2 24 (11.82%) Kubernetes
3 17 (8.37%) Mesos
4 15 (7.39%) Prometheus
5 14 (6.90%) Ansible
6 10 (4.93%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (4.93%) Puppet
7 9 (4.43%) Oozie
8 8 (3.94%) Nagios
8 8 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (3.45%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.46%) Consul
10 5 (2.46%) Salt
11 3 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.99%) Grafana
12 2 (0.99%) Kibana
12 2 (0.99%) logstash
13 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.49%) Graphite
13 1 (0.49%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (13.30%) Oracle
2 21 (10.34%) Google
3 14 (6.90%) Cloudera
3 14 (6.90%) Hortonworks
4 13 (6.40%) MapR
5 8 (3.94%) Solace
6 6 (2.96%) New Relic
7 5 (2.46%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.46%) Informatica
8 4 (1.97%) Apigee
8 4 (1.97%) Facebook
8 4 (1.97%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.97%) Talend
9 2 (0.99%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.99%) Reuters
9 2 (0.99%) Splunk
9 2 (0.99%) Sun
9 2 (0.99%) Tableau
9 2 (0.99%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.99%) Twitter