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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 64 68
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 +82
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 270 245 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.43% 4.40% 4.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.75% 11.06% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 225 224 176
10th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £46,875
25th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £64,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £97,500 £90,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £117,500 £110,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £133,000 £114,250 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £87,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +3.23%

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 2,511 2,215 1,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.86% 39.75% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,974 2,042 1,731
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £46,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
75th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -3 2 £85,000 +6.25%
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 205 (75.93%) Java
2 141 (52.22%) Spring Boot
3 124 (45.93%) Spring
4 115 (42.59%) Kubernetes
5 102 (37.78%) Agile
6 101 (37.41%) Microservices
7 100 (37.04%) Docker
8 98 (36.30%) Finance
9 85 (31.48%) Python
10 84 (31.11%) AWS
11 72 (26.67%) Software Engineering
12 70 (25.93%) DevOps
13 69 (25.56%) Fintech
14 65 (24.07%) Azure
15 61 (22.59%) CI/CD
16 60 (22.22%) MongoDB
17 56 (20.74%) OO
18 52 (19.26%) Scrum
18 52 (19.26%) Kotlin
19 50 (18.52%) SQL
20 46 (17.04%) GCP
21 45 (16.67%) Scala
21 45 (16.67%) NoSQL
22 44 (16.30%) Multithreading
23 43 (15.93%) TDD
24 41 (15.19%) Hadoop
24 41 (15.19%) Social Skills
25 39 (14.44%) Banking
26 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
26 38 (14.07%) Mentoring

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 32 (11.85%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.33%) Apache
3 5 (1.85%) CMS
3 5 (1.85%) JBoss
3 5 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.48%) nginx
4 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Pulsar
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.37%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 84 (31.11%) AWS
2 65 (24.07%) Azure
3 46 (17.04%) GCP
4 17 (6.30%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (5.19%) OpenShift
6 12 (4.44%) Serverless
7 10 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (2.96%) Snowflake
10 7 (2.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 7 (2.59%) GitHub
11 6 (2.22%) Power Platform
12 5 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.85%) Azure AKS
12 5 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.85%) Datadog
13 2 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.33%) HTTP
2 5 (1.85%) Firewall
3 2 (0.74%) AMQP
4 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 45 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 41 (15.19%) Hadoop
4 35 (12.96%) SQL Server
5 32 (11.85%) Big Data
6 30 (11.11%) Redis
7 23 (8.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (7.41%) Data Lake
9 16 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (4.81%) MySQL
12 10 (3.70%) Relational Database
13 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (2.59%) Metadata
15 6 (2.22%) Power BI
16 5 (1.85%) Presto
16 5 (1.85%) Tableau
17 4 (1.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.85%) Maven
3 29 (10.74%) GitLab
4 21 (7.78%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.19%) Subversion
6 13 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (4.81%) JUnit
7 10 (3.70%) Selenium
8 9 (3.33%) JMeter
8 9 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.96%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.59%) Gradle
11 5 (1.85%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.48%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.74%) Cypress.io
13 2 (0.74%) Spock
13 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.37%) JIRA
14 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 98 (36.30%) Finance
2 41 (15.19%) Social Skills
3 39 (14.44%) Banking
4 16 (5.93%) Public Sector
5 14 (5.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.33%) Retail
8 7 (2.59%) Front Office
9 4 (1.48%) Automotive
9 4 (1.48%) Law
10 3 (1.11%) Marketing
10 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.74%) Electronics
11 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.37%) Advertising
12 1 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.37%) Legal
12 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (40.74%) Developer
2 84 (31.11%) Java Developer
3 58 (21.48%) Java Engineer
4 47 (17.41%) Software Engineer
5 38 (14.07%) Senior Developer
6 28 (10.37%) Scala Engineer
6 28 (10.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (7.78%) Senior Software Engineer
8 20 (7.41%) Data Engineer
8 20 (7.41%) Java Software Developer
9 19 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
10 15 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 14 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.81%) Analyst
13 11 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (4.07%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.70%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
14 10 (3.70%) Lead Developer
15 9 (3.33%) Architect
16 8 (2.96%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (52.22%) Spring Boot
2 124 (45.93%) Spring
3 36 (13.33%) JMS
4 33 (12.22%) RESTful
5 31 (11.48%) REST
6 26 (9.63%) AngularJS
7 24 (8.89%) Node.js
8 22 (8.15%) React
9 21 (7.78%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (7.41%) Web Services
11 17 (6.30%) Apache NiFi
12 13 (4.81%) Apache Camel
13 12 (4.44%) GraphQL
14 11 (4.07%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (3.70%) JSON
16 9 (3.33%) Apache Thrift
17 8 (2.96%) Spring Cloud
17 8 (2.96%) Spring Integration
17 8 (2.96%) Spring Security
18 7 (2.59%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.74%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 18 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (6.30%) Cloud Native
5 15 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (5.19%) Algorithms
6 14 (5.19%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (5.19%) Cyberattack
7 8 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.59%) Blockchain
8 7 (2.59%) IoT
9 6 (2.22%) PKI
9 6 (2.22%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.48%) PropTech
11 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.74%) Derivative
12 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.48%) Linux
2 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (2.96%) Windows
3 5 (1.85%) CentOS
4 2 (0.74%) Unix
5 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (37.78%) Agile
2 101 (37.41%) Microservices
3 72 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 70 (25.93%) DevOps
5 69 (25.56%) Fintech
6 61 (22.59%) CI/CD
7 56 (20.74%) OO
8 52 (19.26%) Scrum
9 44 (16.30%) Multithreading
10 43 (15.93%) TDD
11 38 (14.07%) Mentoring
12 33 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (11.11%) BDD
13 30 (11.11%) Clean Code
14 26 (9.63%) Unit Testing
15 24 (8.89%) Analytics
15 24 (8.89%) Event-Driven
15 24 (8.89%) Test Automation
16 23 (8.52%) Digital Banking
17 21 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 205 (75.93%) Java
2 85 (31.48%) Python
3 52 (19.26%) Kotlin
4 50 (18.52%) SQL
5 45 (16.67%) Scala
6 19 (7.04%) TypeScript
7 16 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.56%) Bash
9 10 (3.70%) Go
9 10 (3.70%) Perl
10 9 (3.33%) C#
11 2 (0.74%) C++
11 2 (0.74%) R
11 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.74%) VBA
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.37%) Rust
Qualifications
1 11 (4.07%) Degree
2 9 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.22%) CISSP
3 6 (2.22%) CRISC
4 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
System Software
1 100 (37.04%) Docker
2 4 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) KVM
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 115 (42.59%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.56%) Terraform
3 9 (3.33%) Ansible
4 8 (2.96%) Puppet
5 7 (2.59%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.22%) Grafana
7 4 (1.48%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.37%) Argo
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.37%) Nessus
8 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.37%) Packer
8 1 (0.37%) SELinux
8 1 (0.37%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (10.00%) Oracle
2 13 (4.81%) Databricks
3 9 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.96%) Confluent
4 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.96%) Splunk
5 5 (1.85%) VMware
6 4 (1.48%) F5
6 4 (1.48%) Okta
6 4 (1.48%) SAP
7 3 (1.11%) Alteryx
7 3 (1.11%) Google
8 2 (0.74%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.74%) Cognos
8 2 (0.74%) Duck Creek
8 2 (0.74%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.74%) Informatica
8 2 (0.74%) New Relic
9 1 (0.37%) Refinitiv
9 1 (0.37%) Talend