Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 56 124
Rank change year-on-year -10 +68 +36
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 255 168 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.28% 4.65% 2.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.63% 10.64% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 234 148 222
10th Percentile £63,750 £50,875 £57,500
25th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £77,500 £79,250
Median % change year-on-year +16.13% -2.21% +5.67%
75th Percentile £110,000 £94,063 £95,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% +3.33%

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 2,399 1,579 3,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.27% 43.68% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,163 1,400 3,491
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 193 (75.69%) Java
2 135 (52.94%) AWS
3 103 (40.39%) DevOps
4 101 (39.61%) Kubernetes
5 100 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (32.55%) Docker
7 79 (30.98%) Microservices
8 77 (30.20%) Big Data
9 76 (29.80%) Python
10 72 (28.24%) Finance
10 72 (28.24%) Software Engineering
11 70 (27.45%) Spring
12 69 (27.06%) Azure
13 67 (26.27%) Fintech
14 66 (25.88%) Analytics
15 65 (25.49%) Apache Spark
15 65 (25.49%) Hadoop
16 64 (25.10%) Scala
16 64 (25.10%) Spring Boot
17 61 (23.92%) Jenkins
18 60 (23.53%) MongoDB
19 52 (20.39%) Java 8
20 50 (19.61%) TDD
21 49 (19.22%) SQL
22 47 (18.43%) GCP
23 43 (16.86%) Publishing
24 42 (16.47%) Apache Cassandra
25 38 (14.90%) Terraform
26 37 (14.51%) Informatics
27 32 (12.55%) Multithreading

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 65 (25.49%) Apache Spark
2 26 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.10%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (3.53%) Apache
4 9 (3.53%) Confluence
5 4 (1.57%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.18%) nginx
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.39%) GemFire
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.39%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 135 (52.94%) AWS
2 69 (27.06%) Azure
3 47 (18.43%) GCP
4 19 (7.45%) SaaS
5 14 (5.49%) GitHub
6 13 (5.10%) Amazon S3
7 9 (3.53%) OpenShift
7 9 (3.53%) PaaS
7 9 (3.53%) Serverless
8 8 (3.14%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.57%) IaaS
10 4 (1.57%) Snowflake
11 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.18%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.10%) HTTP
2 5 (1.96%) Firewall
3 3 (1.18%) AMQP
4 2 (0.78%) 5G
4 2 (0.78%) Broadband
4 2 (0.78%) DNS
4 2 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.39%) Calico
5 1 (0.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.39%) SMS
5 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.39%) Telnet
5 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (30.20%) Big Data
2 65 (25.49%) Hadoop
3 60 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 42 (16.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (9.02%) NoSQL
6 19 (7.45%) Data Lake
7 14 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (4.31%) Relational Database
10 9 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (3.53%) Redis
11 8 (3.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (2.35%) Hazelcast
12 6 (2.35%) HBase
12 6 (2.35%) MySQL
13 5 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.96%) ArangoDB
13 5 (1.96%) BigQuery
13 5 (1.96%) Electronic Patient Records
14 4 (1.57%) Presto
Development Applications
1 61 (23.92%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.84%) Spinnaker
3 18 (7.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.10%) JUnit
5 10 (3.92%) IntelliJ
5 10 (3.92%) JIRA
5 10 (3.92%) JMeter
6 8 (3.14%) Maven
7 7 (2.75%) Selenium
8 6 (2.35%) REST Assured
9 5 (1.96%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.96%) Gradle
9 5 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.96%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.78%) GitLab
10 2 (0.78%) gulp
10 2 (0.78%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 72 (28.24%) Finance
2 43 (16.86%) Publishing
3 21 (8.24%) Social Skills
4 18 (7.06%) Banking
5 5 (1.96%) Front Office
5 5 (1.96%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 72 (28.24%) Developer
2 55 (21.57%) Java Developer
3 40 (15.69%) Data Engineer
4 36 (14.12%) Software Engineer
5 29 (11.37%) Principal Engineer
6 25 (9.80%) Architect
7 22 (8.63%) Java Engineer
8 21 (8.24%) Senior Data Engineer
8 21 (8.24%) Senior Software Engineer
9 20 (7.84%) Senior Developer
10 19 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (5.49%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (4.31%) Technical Leader
14 10 (3.92%) Principal Software Engineer
15 9 (3.53%) Data Architect
15 9 (3.53%) Scala Engineer
15 9 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
15 9 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 9 (3.53%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (27.45%) Spring
2 64 (25.10%) Spring Boot
3 32 (12.55%) React
4 24 (9.41%) AngularJS
4 24 (9.41%) REST
5 20 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
6 19 (7.45%) JMS
7 17 (6.67%) Apache Thrift
8 16 (6.27%) .NET
8 16 (6.27%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (5.88%) Web Services
10 14 (5.49%) JSON
11 11 (4.31%) Node.js
12 10 (3.92%) RESTful
13 9 (3.53%) Protocol Buffers
14 7 (2.75%) HTML
14 7 (2.75%) Lucene
15 5 (1.96%) Apache Camel
15 5 (1.96%) HTML5
15 5 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.75%) Cloud Native
3 7 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.35%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.57%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) Equities
7 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) Clustering
8 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.78%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
8 2 (0.78%) PKI
8 2 (0.78%) Social Media
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.80%) Linux
2 9 (3.53%) Unix
2 9 (3.53%) Windows
3 4 (1.57%) CentOS
4 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (40.39%) DevOps
2 100 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (30.98%) Microservices
4 72 (28.24%) Software Engineering
5 67 (26.27%) Fintech
6 66 (25.88%) Analytics
7 50 (19.61%) TDD
8 37 (14.51%) Informatics
9 32 (12.55%) Multithreading
10 31 (12.16%) Data Science
10 31 (12.16%) Infrastructure as Code
11 30 (11.76%) OO
12 28 (10.98%) Data Modelling
13 27 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (10.59%) Mentoring
14 26 (10.20%) Event-Driven
14 26 (10.20%) Full Stack Development
15 25 (9.80%) Clean Code
16 24 (9.41%) Data Pipeline
17 22 (8.63%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 193 (75.69%) Java
2 76 (29.80%) Python
3 64 (25.10%) Scala
4 52 (20.39%) Java 8
5 49 (19.22%) SQL
6 31 (12.16%) Go
7 30 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 20 (7.84%) C#
9 16 (6.27%) Kotlin
10 12 (4.71%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.75%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.35%) Clojure
13 4 (1.57%) Perl
13 4 (1.57%) PHP
13 4 (1.57%) Ruby
14 3 (1.18%) Java 11
14 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.39%) Groovy
15 1 (0.39%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 6 (2.35%) Degree
2 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) OCP
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.71%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (32.55%) Docker
2 12 (4.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.18%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 101 (39.61%) Kubernetes
2 38 (14.90%) Terraform
3 15 (5.88%) Ansible
4 10 (3.92%) Prometheus
5 9 (3.53%) Puppet
6 6 (2.35%) Grafana
7 4 (1.57%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.18%) Nagios
8 3 (1.18%) Packer
9 2 (0.78%) Kibana
9 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.39%) Graphite
10 1 (0.39%) Mesos
10 1 (0.39%) Salt
10 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (5.10%) Oracle
2 7 (2.75%) Cloudera
2 7 (2.75%) Splunk
3 4 (1.57%) VMware
4 3 (1.18%) F5
4 3 (1.18%) Solace
5 2 (0.78%) Charles River
5 2 (0.78%) Databricks
5 2 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.39%) IBM
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.39%) New Relic
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.39%) StreamSets