Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 65 104
Rank change year-on-year -19 +39 +38
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 222 189 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.56% 4.42% 2.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.79% 10.27% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 209 155 237
10th Percentile £63,750 £58,300 £58,750
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% +3.33%
75th Percentile £110,000 £98,750 £102,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £113,750
Central London median annual salary £92,500 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +15.63% +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 2,268 1,840 3,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.38% 43.00% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 1,653 3,176
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £44,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% - +3.70%
75th Percentile £96,313 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Moorgate - 1 £95,000 -
London Bridge - 1 £50,000 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 151 (68.02%) Java
2 107 (48.20%) AWS
3 102 (45.95%) Kubernetes
4 101 (45.50%) DevOps
5 92 (41.44%) Docker
6 78 (35.14%) CI/CD
7 71 (31.98%) Scala
7 71 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (31.53%) Software Engineering
9 66 (29.73%) Python
10 64 (28.83%) Analytics
11 59 (26.58%) Finance
11 59 (26.58%) Big Data
12 55 (24.77%) Apache Spark
13 52 (23.42%) Azure
14 51 (22.97%) Microservices
15 49 (22.07%) Publishing
15 49 (22.07%) SQL
16 48 (21.62%) GCP
16 48 (21.62%) Fintech
17 47 (21.17%) Terraform
17 47 (21.17%) Spring Boot
18 46 (20.72%) Spring
19 43 (19.37%) Informatics
19 43 (19.37%) Jenkins
20 42 (18.92%) Hadoop
21 41 (18.47%) Infrastructure as Code
22 36 (16.22%) MongoDB
22 36 (16.22%) Linux
23 35 (15.77%) Apache Cassandra

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 55 (24.77%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.66%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.05%) Apache Airflow
3 9 (4.05%) Confluence
4 6 (2.70%) Apache
5 5 (2.25%) nginx
6 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Pulsar
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 107 (48.20%) AWS
2 52 (23.42%) Azure
3 48 (21.62%) GCP
4 15 (6.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (4.50%) GitHub
5 10 (4.50%) SaaS
6 9 (4.05%) Amazon S3
6 9 (4.05%) OpenShift
6 9 (4.05%) Snowflake
7 8 (3.60%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.25%) Serverless
9 4 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.35%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (1.35%) PaaS
10 3 (1.35%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.90%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) Firewall
2 5 (2.25%) HTTP
3 4 (1.80%) DNS
4 2 (0.90%) SMS
4 2 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.90%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.90%) Telnet
4 2 (0.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (26.58%) Big Data
2 42 (18.92%) Hadoop
3 36 (16.22%) MongoDB
4 35 (15.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (12.61%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (5.41%) Data Lake
7 11 (4.95%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (4.95%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.60%) BigQuery
8 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.70%) ArangoDB
9 6 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (2.70%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.25%) Redis
11 4 (1.80%) Looker
11 4 (1.80%) Metadata
11 4 (1.80%) MySQL
11 4 (1.80%) Presto
Development Applications
1 43 (19.37%) Jenkins
2 22 (9.91%) Spinnaker
3 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (4.05%) JIRA
6 7 (3.15%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.80%) JMeter
7 4 (1.80%) JUnit
7 4 (1.80%) Maven
7 4 (1.80%) Selenium
7 4 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.35%) GitLab
8 3 (1.35%) Gradle
8 3 (1.35%) Subversion
9 2 (0.90%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.45%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (26.58%) Finance
2 49 (22.07%) Publishing
3 23 (10.36%) Social Skills
4 12 (5.41%) Banking
4 12 (5.41%) Retail
5 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (27.03%) Developer
2 52 (23.42%) Java Developer
3 39 (17.57%) Data Engineer
4 33 (14.86%) Software Engineer
5 29 (13.06%) Senior Developer
6 26 (11.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 24 (10.81%) Principal Engineer
8 19 (8.56%) Architect
9 18 (8.11%) Senior Data Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 17 (7.66%) Applications Support
11 15 (6.76%) Analyst
11 15 (6.76%) Applications Support Analyst
11 15 (6.76%) Support Analyst
12 14 (6.31%) Java Developer - Fintech
13 13 (5.86%) AWS Engineer
13 13 (5.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (5.41%) Scala Engineer
15 11 (4.95%) Data Architect
15 11 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.17%) Spring Boot
2 46 (20.72%) Spring
3 18 (8.11%) JMS
3 18 (8.11%) React
4 17 (7.66%) ActiveMQ
5 11 (4.95%) REST
6 9 (4.05%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.05%) Apache Thrift
7 7 (3.15%) .NET
8 6 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.25%) JSON
9 5 (2.25%) Lucene
9 5 (2.25%) Protocol Buffers
10 4 (1.80%) Node.js
10 4 (1.80%) Web Services
11 3 (1.35%) Apache Camel
11 3 (1.35%) RESTful
12 2 (0.90%) Lambda Expressions
12 2 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.90%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.25%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.45%) Derivative
7 1 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.45%) PKI
7 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.22%) Linux
2 15 (6.76%) Windows
3 10 (4.50%) Unix
4 8 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.90%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Debian
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.50%) DevOps
2 78 (35.14%) CI/CD
3 71 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (31.53%) Software Engineering
5 64 (28.83%) Analytics
6 51 (22.97%) Microservices
7 48 (21.62%) Fintech
8 43 (19.37%) Informatics
9 41 (18.47%) Infrastructure as Code
10 34 (15.32%) TDD
11 29 (13.06%) Data Science
12 26 (11.71%) Full Stack Development
13 25 (11.26%) Multithreading
14 21 (9.46%) Data Pipeline
14 21 (9.46%) Mentoring
15 19 (8.56%) Clean Code
15 19 (8.56%) Event-Driven
16 17 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (7.66%) Data Modelling
16 17 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 151 (68.02%) Java
2 71 (31.98%) Scala
3 66 (29.73%) Python
4 49 (22.07%) SQL
5 32 (14.41%) Go
6 29 (13.06%) Java 8
7 23 (10.36%) Kotlin
8 17 (7.66%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.50%) C#
10 8 (3.60%) Bash
11 6 (2.70%) Clojure
12 4 (1.80%) Perl
12 4 (1.80%) PHP
12 4 (1.80%) Ruby
12 4 (1.80%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.90%) Groovy
13 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.45%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.05%) Degree
2 4 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.95%) QA
2 8 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (41.44%) Docker
2 10 (4.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 102 (45.95%) Kubernetes
2 47 (21.17%) Terraform
3 18 (8.11%) Ansible
4 8 (3.60%) Prometheus
5 7 (3.15%) Puppet
6 6 (2.70%) Grafana
7 5 (2.25%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.45%) Graphite
9 1 (0.45%) Istio
9 1 (0.45%) Kibana
9 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.45%) Salt
9 1 (0.45%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 18 (8.11%) Splunk
2 11 (4.95%) Cloudera
3 8 (3.60%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.80%) F5
4 4 (1.80%) VMware
5 3 (1.35%) Google
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle
6 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.45%) Databricks
6 1 (0.45%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft