Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 97 151
Rank change year-on-year +26 +54 +50
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 193 276 216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 3.08% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.41% 8.11% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 197 260 216
Median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £61,250 £58,625 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £106,875
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +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 2,052 3,404 4,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.57% 38.04% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,840 3,043 4,049
Median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £46,250 £44,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £92,750
Central London median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% +4.84%

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 127 (65.80%) Java
2 83 (43.01%) AWS
3 79 (40.93%) DevOps
4 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (32.12%) Microservices
6 56 (29.02%) Fintech
7 53 (27.46%) MongoDB
8 50 (25.91%) Finance
8 50 (25.91%) Big Data
9 49 (25.39%) Kubernetes
10 48 (24.87%) TDD
11 46 (23.83%) Python
12 45 (23.32%) Software Engineering
12 45 (23.32%) Hadoop
12 45 (23.32%) Java 8
13 42 (21.76%) Docker
14 41 (21.24%) Banking
15 39 (20.21%) Apache Spark
16 38 (19.69%) NoSQL
17 35 (18.13%) Scala
18 34 (17.62%) Mentoring
19 32 (16.58%) Spring Boot
20 31 (16.06%) JavaScript
21 29 (15.03%) Apache Cassandra
22 28 (14.51%) Multithreading
22 28 (14.51%) C#
22 28 (14.51%) Spring
23 27 (13.99%) ActiveMQ
23 27 (13.99%) .NET
24 26 (13.47%) SQL Server

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 39 (20.21%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 83 (43.01%) AWS
2 23 (11.92%) Azure
3 14 (7.25%) Amazon Kinesis
3 14 (7.25%) GCP
3 14 (7.25%) SaaS
4 12 (6.22%) Serverless
5 11 (5.70%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (3.11%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.11%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) Firewall
2 2 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (27.46%) MongoDB
2 50 (25.91%) Big Data
3 45 (23.32%) Hadoop
4 38 (19.69%) NoSQL
5 29 (15.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (13.47%) SQL Server
7 21 (10.88%) SQL Server 2017
8 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.66%) Data Lake
10 7 (3.63%) Apache Hive
11 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.55%) MySQL
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.55%) Presto
12 3 (1.55%) Redis
13 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (1.04%) Datomic
13 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (10.88%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.77%) Selenium
3 14 (7.25%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.11%) Appium
5 5 (2.59%) Android Studio
5 5 (2.59%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.59%) Maven
6 4 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (2.07%) Gradle
7 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.55%) JUnit
8 2 (1.04%) GitLab
8 2 (1.04%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.52%) Charles Proxy
9 1 (0.52%) JMeter
9 1 (0.52%) REST Assured
General
1 50 (25.91%) Finance
2 41 (21.24%) Banking
3 10 (5.18%) Marketing
4 7 (3.63%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (49.22%) Developer
2 53 (27.46%) Java Developer
3 34 (17.62%) Data Engineer
4 17 (8.81%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.22%) C# Developer
5 12 (6.22%) Lead Developer
5 12 (6.22%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.70%) Java Engineer
6 11 (5.70%) Senior Data Engineer
7 9 (4.66%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (4.66%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 9 (4.66%) Lead Java Developer
7 9 (4.66%) Scala Engineer
7 9 (4.66%) Technical Leader
8 8 (4.15%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.63%) Big Data Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Hadoop Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.58%) Spring Boot
2 28 (14.51%) Spring
3 27 (13.99%) .NET
3 27 (13.99%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (9.84%) JMS
4 19 (9.84%) React
5 17 (8.81%) REST
5 17 (8.81%) WCF
5 17 (8.81%) WPF
6 14 (7.25%) Web Services
7 13 (6.74%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.15%) RESTful
9 7 (3.63%) Node.js
10 6 (3.11%) Akka
10 6 (3.11%) Play Framework
11 5 (2.59%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.59%) Apache Camel
11 5 (2.59%) HTML
12 4 (2.07%) GraphQL
12 4 (2.07%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.36%) User Experience
2 18 (9.33%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.22%) Algorithms
3 12 (6.22%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.15%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.07%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.55%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.55%) Derivative
6 3 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.55%) Media Streaming
7 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.18%) Linux
2 6 (3.11%) Android
3 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.55%) CentOS
4 3 (1.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.93%) DevOps
2 78 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (32.12%) Microservices
4 56 (29.02%) Fintech
5 48 (24.87%) TDD
6 45 (23.32%) Software Engineering
7 34 (17.62%) Mentoring
8 28 (14.51%) Multithreading
9 22 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (11.40%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (10.88%) Observability
10 21 (10.88%) Requirements Gathering
11 20 (10.36%) Data Engineering
11 20 (10.36%) ETL
12 18 (9.33%) Coaching
12 18 (9.33%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.77%) Analytics
13 15 (7.77%) API Testing
13 15 (7.77%) SDET
14 12 (6.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 127 (65.80%) Java
2 46 (23.83%) Python
3 45 (23.32%) Java 8
4 35 (18.13%) Scala
5 31 (16.06%) JavaScript
6 28 (14.51%) C#
7 24 (12.44%) SQL
8 19 (9.84%) Kotlin
9 13 (6.74%) Go
10 8 (4.15%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.59%) Clojure
12 3 (1.55%) Haskell
12 3 (1.55%) Lisp
13 1 (0.52%) C++
13 1 (0.52%) Julia
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
13 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (3.63%) Degree
2 3 (1.55%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.52%) ISEB
3 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (21.76%) Docker
2 3 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.52%) HDFS
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (25.39%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.66%) Terraform
3 6 (3.11%) Ansible
3 6 (3.11%) Puppet
4 4 (2.07%) Prometheus
5 3 (1.55%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (8.81%) Charles River
2 8 (4.15%) Databricks
3 5 (2.59%) Splunk
4 4 (2.07%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle
4 4 (2.07%) Talend
5 3 (1.55%) Solace
5 3 (1.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.04%) Google
6 2 (1.04%) Informatica
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.52%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.52%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.52%) Palantir
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) TIBCO