Period
to 18 January 2020

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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 144 203
Rank change year-on-year +40 +59 +86
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 263 222 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.88% 2.16% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.40% 4.93% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 224 204 121
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £58,750 £43,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £98,750 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +3.70%

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 3,554 4,502 4,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.96% 43.83% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,157 4,103 3,790
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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
Moorgate - 3 £120,000 -
London Bridge - 2 £65,000 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 135 (51.33%) Java
2 108 (41.06%) Python
3 106 (40.30%) AWS
4 93 (35.36%) Finance
5 86 (32.70%) Docker
6 85 (32.32%) Kubernetes
7 78 (29.66%) DevOps
7 78 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (27.38%) Apache Spark
9 67 (25.48%) Linux
10 63 (23.95%) Software Engineering
11 61 (23.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 60 (22.81%) Spring
13 59 (22.43%) Microservices
14 58 (22.05%) Big Data
15 57 (21.67%) TDD
15 57 (21.67%) Java 8
16 56 (21.29%) Scala
17 51 (19.39%) GCP
17 51 (19.39%) Fintech
18 50 (19.01%) Hadoop
19 48 (18.25%) Greenfield Project
20 45 (17.11%) Spring Boot
20 45 (17.11%) Data Science
21 41 (15.59%) Jenkins
22 40 (15.21%) Analytics
23 38 (14.45%) RabbitMQ
23 38 (14.45%) Oracle
24 37 (14.07%) SQL
24 37 (14.07%) Ansible

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 72 (27.38%) Apache Spark
2 23 (8.75%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.42%) Apache
4 8 (3.04%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (3.04%) Luigi
5 2 (0.76%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 106 (40.30%) AWS
2 51 (19.39%) GCP
3 32 (12.17%) Azure
4 16 (6.08%) Serverless
5 15 (5.70%) Amazon S3
6 13 (4.94%) Slack
7 7 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.28%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.90%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.52%) SaaS
11 3 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.14%) GitHub
12 2 (0.76%) AWS IoT
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 1 (0.38%) npm
13 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.32%) HTTP
2 5 (1.90%) FTP
3 4 (1.52%) DHCP
3 4 (1.52%) DMZ
3 4 (1.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (23.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 58 (22.05%) Big Data
3 50 (19.01%) Hadoop
4 28 (10.65%) MongoDB
4 28 (10.65%) NoSQL
5 26 (9.89%) Oracle Database
5 26 (9.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 21 (7.98%) SQL Server
7 20 (7.60%) Apache Hive
8 19 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (6.84%) Redis
10 16 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (6.08%) Relational Database
11 13 (4.94%) BigQuery
11 13 (4.94%) HBase
12 12 (4.56%) Flink
12 12 (4.56%) InfluxDB
13 10 (3.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (3.80%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (3.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (15.59%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.32%) Artifactory
3 14 (5.32%) Bitbucket
4 13 (4.94%) JIRA
4 13 (4.94%) Maven
5 9 (3.42%) Gradle
6 6 (2.28%) JUnit
7 4 (1.52%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.52%) Mockito
8 3 (1.14%) ERwin
8 3 (1.14%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.76%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.76%) GitLab
9 2 (0.76%) jMock
9 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.76%) Subversion
10 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
General
1 93 (35.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.98%) Banking
3 11 (4.18%) Retail
4 9 (3.42%) Front Office
5 8 (3.04%) Advertising
5 8 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.14%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (43.35%) Developer
2 68 (25.86%) Java Developer
3 41 (15.59%) Data Engineer
4 28 (10.65%) Senior Developer
5 26 (9.89%) Architect
5 26 (9.89%) Scala Developer
5 26 (9.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.46%) Python Engineer
8 16 (6.08%) Team Leader
9 12 (4.56%) Data Architect
9 12 (4.56%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 10 (3.80%) Apache Spark Developer
10 10 (3.80%) Software Manager
11 9 (3.42%) AWS Developer
11 9 (3.42%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.42%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.42%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.04%) Site Engineer
12 8 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (22.81%) Spring
2 45 (17.11%) Spring Boot
3 38 (14.45%) RabbitMQ
4 36 (13.69%) Node.js
5 21 (7.98%) Elastic Stack
6 19 (7.22%) .NET
7 17 (6.46%) Akka
7 17 (6.46%) RESTful
8 16 (6.08%) React
9 14 (5.32%) Web Services
10 13 (4.94%) .NET Core
11 12 (4.56%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.18%) Hibernate
12 11 (4.18%) MSMQ
13 10 (3.80%) JMS
13 10 (3.80%) REST
14 8 (3.04%) ActiveMQ
15 6 (2.28%) GraphQL
15 6 (2.28%) Pandas
16 5 (1.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.25%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.84%) Fixed Income
3 18 (6.84%) Public Cloud
4 14 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.56%) Algorithms
7 11 (4.18%) Hedge funds
8 10 (3.80%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (3.42%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.52%) Equities
12 3 (1.14%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.14%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
14 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.48%) Linux
2 24 (9.13%) Windows
3 14 (5.32%) CentOS
4 7 (2.66%) Unix
5 4 (1.52%) Solaris
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
1 78 (29.66%) DevOps
2 63 (23.95%) Software Engineering
3 59 (22.43%) Microservices
4 57 (21.67%) TDD
5 51 (19.39%) Fintech
6 45 (17.11%) Data Science
7 40 (15.21%) Analytics
8 35 (13.31%) Open Source
9 30 (11.41%) OO
10 27 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (10.27%) Infrastructure as Code
11 26 (9.89%) Computer Science
11 26 (9.89%) Machine Learning
12 23 (8.75%) ETL
13 21 (7.98%) Data Analytics
13 21 (7.98%) Mentoring
13 21 (7.98%) SDLC
14 19 (7.22%) Test Strategy
15 18 (6.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (51.33%) Java
2 108 (41.06%) Python
3 57 (21.67%) Java 8
4 56 (21.29%) Scala
5 37 (14.07%) SQL
6 22 (8.37%) Go
7 19 (7.22%) C#
8 18 (6.84%) C++
9 15 (5.70%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.94%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.04%) C
11 8 (3.04%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.66%) Ruby
13 6 (2.28%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.14%) Clojure
15 2 (0.76%) ES6
15 2 (0.76%) R
15 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.38%) Perl
16 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (9.89%) Degree
2 18 (6.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.32%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.52%) MCP
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.52%) RHCE
5 3 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISEB
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.94%) QA
2 5 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.52%) SLA
4 3 (1.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 86 (32.70%) Docker
2 22 (8.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.52%) Firmware
3 4 (1.52%) NFS
4 3 (1.14%) HDFS
5 2 (0.76%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (32.32%) Kubernetes
2 37 (14.07%) Ansible
3 27 (10.27%) Terraform
4 13 (4.94%) Grafana
5 8 (3.04%) Oozie
6 7 (2.66%) Control-M
6 7 (2.66%) Puppet
7 6 (2.28%) Packer
7 6 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.52%) Istio
9 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.38%) Consul
10 1 (0.38%) Graphite
10 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.38%) linkerd
10 1 (0.38%) logstash
10 1 (0.38%) Mesos
10 1 (0.38%) Nagios
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.38%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 38 (14.45%) Oracle
2 24 (9.13%) Google
3 12 (4.56%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.04%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.66%) Ab Initio
5 7 (2.66%) IBM
6 5 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.52%) Informatica
7 4 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.52%) Splunk
8 3 (1.14%) Talend
9 2 (0.76%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.76%) MapR
9 2 (0.76%) Solace
9 2 (0.76%) VMware
10 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.38%) Netezza
10 1 (0.38%) New Relic
10 1 (0.38%) Samsung
10 1 (0.38%) SnapLogic