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

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 246 320
Rank change year-on-year +89 +74 +77
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 216 83 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.96% 0.82% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.52% 2.07% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 192 76 45
City of London median annual salary £78,750 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £109,500 £126,250 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -12.50%

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 4,776 4,004 5,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.37% 39.41% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,336 3,598 4,754
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 158 (73.15%) Java
2 108 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 92 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (39.35%) Big Data
6 83 (38.43%) Finance
7 81 (37.50%) Hadoop
8 78 (36.11%) Microservices
9 76 (35.19%) Python
10 68 (31.48%) Scala
11 64 (29.63%) DevOps
12 61 (28.24%) Docker
13 57 (26.39%) SQL
14 56 (25.93%) TDD
14 56 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
15 54 (25.00%) JavaScript
16 51 (23.61%) Fintech
17 50 (23.15%) Open Source
18 49 (22.69%) Apache Cassandra
19 45 (20.83%) Linux
20 43 (19.91%) Spring
21 42 (19.44%) Software Engineering
21 42 (19.44%) Banking
22 41 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
23 40 (18.52%) NoSQL
24 34 (15.74%) BDD
24 34 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
24 34 (15.74%) MySQL
25 33 (15.28%) REST
25 33 (15.28%) Machine Learning

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
1 108 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 22 (10.19%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.02%) Apache
4 8 (3.70%) Apache Pig
4 8 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.24%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.24%) Confluence
6 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.39%) nginx
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 92 (42.59%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.80%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (6.48%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (4.63%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.39%) GitHub
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.93%) Route 53
11 2 (0.93%) Serverless
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.46%) Datadog
12 1 (0.46%) PaaS
12 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.31%) Firewall
1 5 (2.31%) SSL
2 4 (1.85%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.85%) VPN
3 3 (1.39%) VLAN
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) DNS
5 1 (0.46%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (39.35%) Big Data
2 81 (37.50%) Hadoop
3 49 (22.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 40 (18.52%) NoSQL
5 34 (15.74%) MySQL
6 26 (12.04%) MongoDB
7 24 (11.11%) Apache Hive
8 15 (6.94%) HBase
8 15 (6.94%) SQL Server
9 12 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (5.09%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.17%) Data Lake
11 9 (4.17%) MariaDB
12 8 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (3.24%) Flink
13 7 (3.24%) Redis
14 6 (2.78%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.78%) Sqoop
15 5 (2.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.80%) Maven
3 15 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.56%) JIRA
5 10 (4.63%) Subversion
6 9 (4.17%) Gradle
7 5 (2.31%) GitLab
7 5 (2.31%) JUnit
7 5 (2.31%) Selenium
8 4 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.39%) gulp
9 3 (1.39%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.39%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.39%) Mocha
9 3 (1.39%) Mockito
9 3 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.39%) TestNG
9 3 (1.39%) webpack
10 2 (0.93%) Travis CI
General
1 83 (38.43%) Finance
2 42 (19.44%) Banking
3 15 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 14 (6.48%) Games
5 6 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.85%) Marketing
8 3 (1.39%) Retail
9 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 2 (0.93%) Billing
9 2 (0.93%) Front Office
9 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (53.70%) Developer
2 58 (26.85%) Java Developer
3 31 (14.35%) Senior Developer
4 28 (12.96%) Data Engineer
5 20 (9.26%) C++ Developer
6 17 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (7.41%) Big Data Developer
7 16 (7.41%) Python Developer
8 15 (6.94%) Architect
9 13 (6.02%) Big Data Engineer
10 12 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Hadoop Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Lead Developer
11 11 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.63%) AWS Developer
12 10 (4.63%) Scala Developer
13 8 (3.70%) .NET Developer
13 8 (3.70%) C# Developer
13 8 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
2 43 (19.91%) Spring
3 33 (15.28%) REST
4 31 (14.35%) Node.js
5 30 (13.89%) ActiveMQ
5 30 (13.89%) AngularJS
6 22 (10.19%) Web Services
7 20 (9.26%) .NET
8 18 (8.33%) React
9 14 (6.48%) Redux
10 13 (6.02%) Akka
11 12 (5.56%) Hibernate
12 11 (5.09%) JMS
13 10 (4.63%) JSON
14 9 (4.17%) RESTful
14 9 (4.17%) Vert.x
14 9 (4.17%) XML
15 8 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (3.70%) Dropwizard
15 8 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.61%) Fintech
2 33 (15.28%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.48%) Algorithms
6 13 (6.02%) Derivative
7 11 (5.09%) User Experience
8 10 (4.63%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.70%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.24%) Clustering
11 6 (2.78%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.78%) Life Science
12 5 (2.31%) Augmented Reality
12 5 (2.31%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (2.31%) Replication
13 4 (1.85%) Equities
13 4 (1.85%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.85%) Virtual Team
14 3 (1.39%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.83%) Linux
2 22 (10.19%) Unix
3 6 (2.78%) Windows
4 5 (2.31%) CentOS
5 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.93%) Android
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.11%) Microservices
3 64 (29.63%) DevOps
4 56 (25.93%) TDD
5 50 (23.15%) Open Source
6 42 (19.44%) Software Engineering
7 41 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (15.74%) BDD
9 33 (15.28%) Machine Learning
10 24 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (11.11%) Low Latency
11 22 (10.19%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 20 (9.26%) Analytics
12 20 (9.26%) Test Automation
13 19 (8.80%) SDLC
14 18 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
14 18 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (8.33%) Refactoring
15 16 (7.41%) ETL
15 16 (7.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 158 (73.15%) Java
2 76 (35.19%) Python
3 68 (31.48%) Scala
4 57 (26.39%) SQL
5 54 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 29 (13.43%) Java 8
7 22 (10.19%) C++
8 21 (9.72%) C#
9 15 (6.94%) Ruby
10 13 (6.02%) Go
11 10 (4.63%) Kotlin
12 8 (3.70%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.24%) Clojure
13 7 (3.24%) Perl
14 6 (2.78%) R
15 4 (1.85%) PHP
16 3 (1.39%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (1.39%) F#
16 3 (1.39%) Haskell
16 3 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (0.93%) PhD
3 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.46%) RHCE
3 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.41%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) GCP
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (28.24%) Docker
2 16 (7.41%) Apache Flume
2 16 (7.41%) HDFS
3 8 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.85%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.39%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.93%) LXC
6 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.46%) Firmware
7 1 (0.46%) KVM
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 22 (10.19%) Terraform
3 21 (9.72%) Mesos
4 19 (8.80%) Prometheus
5 15 (6.94%) Puppet
6 11 (5.09%) Oozie
7 10 (4.63%) Nagios
8 9 (4.17%) Ansible
8 9 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (4.17%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.31%) Kibana
10 4 (1.85%) logstash
11 3 (1.39%) Grafana
11 3 (1.39%) Graphite
11 3 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.46%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.46%) Consul
12 1 (0.46%) rkt
12 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (10.65%) Oracle
2 18 (8.33%) Google
3 10 (4.63%) Hortonworks
4 9 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.70%) Solace
6 7 (3.24%) Cloudera
6 7 (3.24%) IBM
6 7 (3.24%) MapR
7 6 (2.78%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.85%) Apigee
8 4 (1.85%) Facebook
8 4 (1.85%) Informatica
9 3 (1.39%) Sun
9 3 (1.39%) Talend
10 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco
10 2 (0.93%) New Relic
10 2 (0.93%) SAP
10 2 (0.93%) Tableau
10 2 (0.93%) VMware