Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 144 200
Rank change year-on-year +52 +56 +62
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 278 216 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.19% 2.10% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.29% 4.97% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 259 211 142
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £58,750 £45,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £111,250 £99,875
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 3,352 4,348 4,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.48% 42.29% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,958 3,890 3,769
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.60% +4.17%

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 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 133 (47.84%) Java
2 103 (37.05%) AWS
3 102 (36.69%) Python
4 94 (33.81%) Docker
5 90 (32.37%) Finance
6 85 (30.58%) Apache Spark
6 85 (30.58%) Kubernetes
7 84 (30.22%) TDD
8 82 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (26.26%) Hadoop
10 72 (25.90%) Scala
11 69 (24.82%) Big Data
12 67 (24.10%) Microservices
13 64 (23.02%) Fintech
13 64 (23.02%) DevOps
14 53 (19.06%) SQL
15 51 (18.35%) Ansible
16 50 (17.99%) Linux
16 50 (17.99%) Software Engineering
17 49 (17.63%) Apache Cassandra
18 47 (16.91%) GCP
19 45 (16.19%) NoSQL
20 44 (15.83%) Analytics
21 43 (15.47%) Java 8
22 41 (14.75%) RabbitMQ
23 40 (14.39%) Azure
24 38 (13.67%) Spring
25 37 (13.31%) Data Science
26 36 (12.95%) MongoDB
26 36 (12.95%) Jenkins

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 85 (30.58%) Apache Spark
2 22 (7.91%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (5.40%) Apache Airflow
4 13 (4.68%) Luigi
5 7 (2.52%) Apache
6 3 (1.08%) Confluence
7 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 103 (37.05%) AWS
2 47 (16.91%) GCP
3 40 (14.39%) Azure
4 23 (8.27%) Amazon S3
5 15 (5.40%) Serverless
5 15 (5.40%) Slack
6 10 (3.60%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (3.60%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (2.88%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.52%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.80%) SaaS
11 3 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.08%) AWS IoT
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.72%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.24%) HTTP
2 5 (1.80%) FTP
3 4 (1.44%) 3GPP
3 4 (1.44%) Network Security
4 3 (1.08%) DHCP
4 3 (1.08%) DMZ
4 3 (1.08%) DNS
5 2 (0.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (26.26%) Hadoop
2 69 (24.82%) Big Data
3 49 (17.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 45 (16.19%) NoSQL
5 36 (12.95%) MongoDB
6 28 (10.07%) SQL Server
7 26 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (7.91%) Redis
10 19 (6.83%) Relational Database
11 17 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (6.12%) Apache Hive
11 17 (6.12%) RDBMS
12 15 (5.40%) InfluxDB
13 14 (5.04%) HBase
14 11 (3.96%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (3.96%) Snowflake Schema
15 10 (3.60%) BigQuery
15 10 (3.60%) OLAP
16 8 (2.88%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 36 (12.95%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.83%) JIRA
4 17 (6.12%) Bitbucket
5 16 (5.76%) Artifactory
6 12 (4.32%) Maven
7 7 (2.52%) ERwin
7 7 (2.52%) PowerDesigner
8 5 (1.80%) Gradle
8 5 (1.80%) JUnit
9 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.72%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 2 (0.72%) jMock
10 2 (0.72%) Mockito
10 2 (0.72%) NUnit
11 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
General
1 90 (32.37%) Finance
2 19 (6.83%) Banking
3 8 (2.88%) Investment Banking
3 8 (2.88%) Marketing
4 6 (2.16%) Advertising
4 6 (2.16%) Back Office
4 6 (2.16%) Retail
5 5 (1.80%) Front Office
6 4 (1.44%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Law
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 106 (38.13%) Developer
2 57 (20.50%) Data Engineer
2 57 (20.50%) Java Developer
3 30 (10.79%) Scala Developer
4 23 (8.27%) Architect
5 21 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 19 (6.83%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (6.47%) Team Leader
8 15 (5.40%) Senior Data Engineer
9 14 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
10 13 (4.68%) AWS Developer
10 13 (4.68%) Java Engineer
10 13 (4.68%) Python Engineer
11 12 (4.32%) Apache Spark Developer
12 11 (3.96%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.60%) Java Developer - Fintech
14 9 (3.24%) Data Architect
14 9 (3.24%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 9 (3.24%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.75%) RabbitMQ
2 38 (13.67%) Spring
3 31 (11.15%) Node.js
4 30 (10.79%) Spring Boot
5 29 (10.43%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (10.07%) .NET
7 24 (8.63%) React
8 19 (6.83%) .NET Core
9 16 (5.76%) Akka
10 15 (5.40%) MSMQ
11 14 (5.04%) AngularJS
11 14 (5.04%) JSON
11 14 (5.04%) REST
11 14 (5.04%) Web Services
12 13 (4.68%) JMS
13 12 (4.32%) RESTful
14 11 (3.96%) CSS
15 10 (3.60%) HTML
16 9 (3.24%) Hibernate
16 9 (3.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (7.55%) Public Cloud
3 19 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.76%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.76%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.96%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.88%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.52%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.80%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.80%) Equities
9 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.44%) Handset
10 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.36%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.99%) Linux
2 16 (5.76%) CentOS
2 16 (5.76%) Windows
3 5 (1.80%) Unix
4 3 (1.08%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (30.22%) TDD
2 82 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (24.10%) Microservices
4 64 (23.02%) DevOps
4 64 (23.02%) Fintech
5 50 (17.99%) Software Engineering
6 44 (15.83%) Analytics
7 37 (13.31%) Data Science
8 32 (11.51%) Machine Learning
8 32 (11.51%) Open Source
9 29 (10.43%) OO
10 28 (10.07%) Computer Science
10 28 (10.07%) Infrastructure as Code
11 27 (9.71%) Artificial Intelligence
12 26 (9.35%) Mentoring
13 25 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (8.63%) Test Automation
15 23 (8.27%) BDD
15 23 (8.27%) Multithreading
16 21 (7.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 133 (47.84%) Java
2 102 (36.69%) Python
3 72 (25.90%) Scala
4 53 (19.06%) SQL
5 43 (15.47%) Java 8
6 27 (9.71%) C#
7 19 (6.83%) C++
8 18 (6.47%) Go
9 17 (6.12%) JavaScript
10 12 (4.32%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.96%) Kotlin
12 7 (2.52%) C
12 7 (2.52%) ES6
13 6 (2.16%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.16%) Ruby
14 5 (1.80%) Clojure
14 5 (1.80%) Groovy
15 4 (1.44%) AWK
16 3 (1.08%) Perl
16 3 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (9.71%) Degree
2 19 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.24%) Master's Degree
4 7 (2.52%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.08%) MCP
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.08%) RHCE
6 1 (0.36%) PhD
6 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.08%) MiFID
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (33.81%) Docker
2 23 (8.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.44%) HDFS
4 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.08%) Firmware
4 3 (1.08%) NFS
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 85 (30.58%) Kubernetes
2 51 (18.35%) Ansible
3 28 (10.07%) Terraform
4 17 (6.12%) Grafana
5 11 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.24%) Puppet
7 6 (2.16%) Prometheus
7 6 (2.16%) Salt
8 3 (1.08%) Oozie
9 2 (0.72%) Istio
9 2 (0.72%) linkerd
9 2 (0.72%) Netcool
9 2 (0.72%) Opsview
10 1 (0.36%) Control-M
10 1 (0.36%) Kibana
10 1 (0.36%) Packer
10 1 (0.36%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 26 (9.35%) Oracle
2 17 (6.12%) Google
3 15 (5.40%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.32%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.80%) Solace
6 5 (1.80%) Splunk
7 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.08%) Tanium
8 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.72%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.72%) IBM
8 2 (0.72%) SevOne
8 2 (0.72%) Talend
8 2 (0.72%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.36%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.36%) Databricks
9 1 (0.36%) Informatica
9 1 (0.36%) Sybase
9 1 (0.36%) VMware