Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 79 146
Rank change year-on-year +22 +67 +54
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 237 267 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.80% 3.57% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.60% 9.34% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 207 241 198
10th Percentile £63,250 £58,750 £45,875
25th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £60,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £111,625
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +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 2,043 2,859 4,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.36% 38.24% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 2,544 3,807
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £68,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
75th Percentile £89,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +8.00%

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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the City of London region over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £80,000 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 (66.24%) Java
2 118 (49.79%) AWS
3 96 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (40.51%) DevOps
4 95 (40.08%) Microservices
5 93 (39.24%) Fintech
6 74 (31.22%) Big Data
7 70 (29.54%) Kubernetes
8 69 (29.11%) Finance
9 65 (27.43%) MongoDB
10 61 (25.74%) Python
10 61 (25.74%) Banking
11 59 (24.89%) Hadoop
12 55 (23.21%) Java 8
13 54 (22.78%) Docker
14 53 (22.36%) Mentoring
15 51 (21.52%) TDD
16 47 (19.83%) Apache Spark
17 45 (18.99%) Software Engineering
17 45 (18.99%) SQL
17 45 (18.99%) NoSQL
18 42 (17.72%) Spring Boot
18 42 (17.72%) Azure
19 41 (17.30%) Jenkins
20 40 (16.88%) .NET
20 40 (16.88%) Spring
21 37 (15.61%) C#
22 35 (14.77%) Apache Cassandra
23 31 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
24 29 (12.24%) Coaching

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 47 (19.83%) Apache Spark
2 13 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.53%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 118 (49.79%) AWS
2 42 (17.72%) Azure
3 20 (8.44%) SaaS
4 17 (7.17%) GCP
5 12 (5.06%) Amazon Kinesis
5 12 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (5.06%) Serverless
6 11 (4.64%) OpenShift
7 10 (4.22%) Amazon S3
8 9 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.38%) PaaS
10 6 (2.53%) IaaS
11 5 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.11%) GitHub
11 5 (2.11%) Matillion
12 4 (1.69%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (1.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 2 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.80%) HTTP
2 4 (1.69%) AMQP
3 2 (0.84%) 5G
3 2 (0.84%) Broadband
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (31.22%) Big Data
2 65 (27.43%) MongoDB
3 59 (24.89%) Hadoop
4 45 (18.99%) NoSQL
5 35 (14.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
7 24 (10.13%) SQL Server 2017
8 15 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (5.91%) Relational Database
10 12 (5.06%) Data Lake
11 8 (3.38%) Apache Hive
12 6 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.11%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (1.69%) Datomic
14 4 (1.69%) HBase
14 4 (1.69%) MySQL
14 4 (1.69%) Power BI
15 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
15 3 (1.27%) Presto
15 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (17.30%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (5.06%) Selenium
4 11 (4.64%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.38%) Maven
7 6 (2.53%) Gradle
7 6 (2.53%) JUnit
8 5 (2.11%) Babel
8 5 (2.11%) JMeter
9 4 (1.69%) REST Assured
10 3 (1.27%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.84%) JIRA
12 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.42%) gulp
12 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 69 (29.11%) Finance
2 61 (25.74%) Banking
3 19 (8.02%) Social Skills
4 8 (3.38%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.11%) Billing
5 5 (2.11%) Front Office
5 5 (2.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (1.27%) Retail
7 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (41.35%) Developer
2 60 (25.32%) Java Developer
3 44 (18.57%) Data Engineer
4 24 (10.13%) Senior Developer
5 20 (8.44%) Java Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.75%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 16 (6.75%) Technical Leader
8 14 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Lead Developer
10 11 (4.64%) Senior Data Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.80%) Lead Java Developer
11 9 (3.80%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (3.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.38%) Hadoop Engineer
13 7 (2.95%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.72%) Spring Boot
2 40 (16.88%) .NET
2 40 (16.88%) Spring
3 29 (12.24%) REST
4 27 (11.39%) ActiveMQ
5 21 (8.86%) WCF
5 21 (8.86%) WPF
6 19 (8.02%) JMS
7 15 (6.33%) Web Services
8 13 (5.49%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.49%) React
9 9 (3.80%) Apache Thrift
9 9 (3.80%) RESTful
10 8 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.95%) GraphQL
11 7 (2.95%) JSON
11 7 (2.95%) Node.js
11 7 (2.95%) Protocol Buffers
11 7 (2.95%) React Native
12 6 (2.53%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.86%) User Experience
2 20 (8.44%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.80%) Cloud Native
3 9 (3.80%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.38%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.11%) Social Media
6 4 (1.69%) Derivative
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.27%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.27%) Media Streaming
8 2 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) Equities
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.28%) Linux
2 10 (4.22%) Unix
3 5 (2.11%) Windows
4 4 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.42%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
1 96 (40.51%) DevOps
2 95 (40.08%) Microservices
3 93 (39.24%) Fintech
4 53 (22.36%) Mentoring
5 51 (21.52%) TDD
6 45 (18.99%) Software Engineering
7 31 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
8 29 (12.24%) Coaching
8 29 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 28 (11.81%) Analytics
10 25 (10.55%) Observability
11 24 (10.13%) Requirements Gathering
12 23 (9.70%) Multithreading
13 22 (9.28%) Data Engineering
14 20 (8.44%) ETL
15 18 (7.59%) OO
15 18 (7.59%) Test Automation
16 17 (7.17%) Data Science
16 17 (7.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 157 (66.24%) Java
2 61 (25.74%) Python
3 55 (23.21%) Java 8
4 45 (18.99%) SQL
5 37 (15.61%) C#
6 24 (10.13%) JavaScript
7 22 (9.28%) Kotlin
8 16 (6.75%) Scala
9 14 (5.91%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.38%) Go
11 5 (2.11%) Clojure
11 5 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.27%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) Haskell
13 1 (0.42%) Julia
13 1 (0.42%) Perl
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (2.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.44%) QA
2 9 (3.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (22.78%) Docker
2 7 (2.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (29.54%) Kubernetes
2 17 (7.17%) Terraform
3 16 (6.75%) Ansible
4 9 (3.80%) Puppet
5 6 (2.53%) Packer
6 4 (1.69%) Nagios
7 3 (1.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.42%) Grafana
8 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (8.86%) Charles River
2 8 (3.38%) VMware
3 5 (2.11%) Oracle
4 4 (1.69%) Alteryx
4 4 (1.69%) Databricks
4 4 (1.69%) Google
4 4 (1.69%) Talend
5 3 (1.27%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco
6 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.84%) Splunk
7 1 (0.42%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.42%) Confluent
7 1 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.42%) New Relic
7 1 (0.42%) Sage
7 1 (0.42%) Teradata