Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 209 280
Rank change year-on-year +69 +71 +47
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 218 139 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 1.30% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.88% 3.23% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 203 128 58
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £76,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -4.92% +12.96%
10th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £51,750
90th Percentile £102,000 £105,225 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year +3.57% -5.08% -1.67%

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 4,465 4,297 4,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.14% 40.07% 39.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,037 3,837 3,843
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 (58.26%) Java
2 103 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (43.58%) Big Data
4 91 (41.74%) Apache Spark
5 89 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
6 79 (36.24%) TDD
7 74 (33.94%) Hadoop
8 72 (33.03%) Finance
9 66 (30.28%) Docker
10 65 (29.82%) Microservices
11 64 (29.36%) DevOps
12 62 (28.44%) NoSQL
13 59 (27.06%) Software Engineering
14 58 (26.61%) Python
14 58 (26.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 58 (26.61%) Scala
15 54 (24.77%) Java 8
16 53 (24.31%) Kubernetes
16 53 (24.31%) SQL
17 52 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
18 51 (23.39%) Linux
19 49 (22.48%) Spring
20 42 (19.27%) MongoDB
21 36 (16.51%) Spring Boot
22 35 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (15.60%) SDLC
23 34 (15.60%) Analytics
23 34 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
24 33 (15.14%) Machine Learning
25 32 (14.68%) Jenkins

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 91 (41.74%) Apache Spark
2 24 (11.01%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (6.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (5.05%) Apache
5 6 (2.75%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.38%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.46%) Luigi
7 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 89 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (14.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (11.47%) GitHub
5 9 (4.13%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (3.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.83%) PaaS
8 3 (1.38%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (1.38%) SaaS
9 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.92%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.46%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.96%) AMQP
2 4 (1.83%) HTTP
3 3 (1.38%) Firewall
3 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.92%) VLAN
5 1 (0.46%) DNS
5 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.46%) LAN
5 1 (0.46%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.46%) SSL
5 1 (0.46%) VPN
5 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (43.58%) Big Data
2 74 (33.94%) Hadoop
3 62 (28.44%) NoSQL
4 58 (26.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 42 (19.27%) MongoDB
6 24 (11.01%) Apache Hive
6 24 (11.01%) HBase
7 23 (10.55%) MySQL
8 22 (10.09%) Redis
9 15 (6.88%) MarkLogic
10 14 (6.42%) Flink
11 13 (5.96%) SQL Server
12 9 (4.13%) Data Lake
12 9 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (4.13%) Spark SQL
12 9 (4.13%) Sqoop
13 8 (3.67%) Apache Ignite
14 7 (3.21%) Relational Database
15 6 (2.75%) RDBMS
16 5 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 32 (14.68%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.63%) Maven
3 12 (5.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.59%) GitLab
5 8 (3.67%) Travis CI
6 7 (3.21%) JUnit
6 7 (3.21%) Mockito
7 6 (2.75%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.83%) Gradle
8 4 (1.83%) JIRA
8 4 (1.83%) Selenium
8 4 (1.83%) Subversion
8 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.92%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.92%) NUnit
10 2 (0.92%) Phabricator
10 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 72 (33.03%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.75%) Front Office
5 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (1.38%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (59.17%) Developer
2 69 (31.65%) Java Developer
3 30 (13.76%) Data Engineer
4 24 (11.01%) Scala Developer
5 23 (10.55%) Big Data Engineer
6 19 (8.72%) Big Data Developer
6 19 (8.72%) C++ Developer
7 18 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) AWS Developer
9 15 (6.88%) Python Engineer
9 15 (6.88%) Senior Developer
10 13 (5.96%) Core Java Developer
10 13 (5.96%) Software Developer
11 11 (5.05%) Apache Spark Developer
12 10 (4.59%) Data Analytics Engineer
13 8 (3.67%) Java Scala Developer
13 8 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (2.75%) Architect
14 6 (2.75%) Java Engineer
15 5 (2.29%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.48%) Spring
2 36 (16.51%) Spring Boot
3 31 (14.22%) RabbitMQ
4 26 (11.93%) AngularJS
5 24 (11.01%) REST
6 20 (9.17%) React
7 18 (8.26%) Spring Cloud
8 17 (7.80%) Redux
9 15 (6.88%) Hibernate
9 15 (6.88%) JAX-RS
10 14 (6.42%) .NET
11 13 (5.96%) Apache Avro
12 12 (5.50%) Spark Streaming
12 12 (5.50%) Web Services
13 11 (5.05%) Node.js
13 11 (5.05%) RESTful
14 10 (4.59%) ActiveMQ
15 6 (2.75%) Akka
16 5 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
16 5 (2.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (14.22%) Fintech
3 21 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (8.26%) Cloud Native
5 15 (6.88%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (5.05%) Derivative
6 11 (5.05%) Life Science
7 10 (4.59%) Algorithms
8 9 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.75%) Anti-Piracy
10 5 (2.29%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.83%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.46%) FMCG
14 1 (0.46%) Spread Betting
14 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
14 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.39%) Linux
2 17 (7.80%) Unix
3 3 (1.38%) Windows
4 2 (0.92%) CentOS
4 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (36.24%) TDD
3 65 (29.82%) Microservices
4 64 (29.36%) DevOps
5 59 (27.06%) Software Engineering
6 34 (15.60%) Analytics
6 34 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (15.60%) SDLC
7 33 (15.14%) Machine Learning
8 31 (14.22%) Computer Science
9 29 (13.30%) Open Source
10 25 (11.47%) Domain-Driven Design
10 25 (11.47%) Test Automation
11 23 (10.55%) Coaching
12 20 (9.17%) Data Engineering
12 20 (9.17%) Data Science
13 19 (8.72%) OO
14 18 (8.26%) Pair Programming
14 18 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (7.34%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 127 (58.26%) Java
2 58 (26.61%) Python
2 58 (26.61%) Scala
3 54 (24.77%) Java 8
4 53 (24.31%) SQL
5 28 (12.84%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.93%) C++
7 15 (6.88%) C#
8 12 (5.50%) Go
9 11 (5.05%) Kotlin
10 8 (3.67%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.67%) Clojure
11 3 (1.38%) Java 9
11 3 (1.38%) Ruby
12 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.46%) F#
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (1.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.46%) PhD
2 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.92%) MiFID
2 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 66 (30.28%) Docker
2 31 (14.22%) HDFS
3 17 (7.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (6.42%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.46%) Firmware
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (24.31%) Kubernetes
2 22 (10.09%) Ansible
3 21 (9.63%) Puppet
4 19 (8.72%) Terraform
5 17 (7.80%) Mesos
5 17 (7.80%) Oozie
6 16 (7.34%) Prometheus
7 8 (3.67%) Kibana
8 7 (3.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.83%) Grafana
10 2 (0.92%) Graphite
10 2 (0.92%) Packer
11 1 (0.46%) Ambari
11 1 (0.46%) Consul
11 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.46%) Istio
11 1 (0.46%) logstash
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (11.47%) Google
2 16 (7.34%) Hortonworks
3 15 (6.88%) Cognizant
4 14 (6.42%) Cloudera
4 14 (6.42%) Oracle
5 8 (3.67%) MapR
6 5 (2.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.92%) IBM
7 2 (0.92%) Informatica
7 2 (0.92%) New Relic
7 2 (0.92%) Talend
8 1 (0.46%) Databricks
8 1 (0.46%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.46%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.46%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.46%) Solace
8 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.46%) Tableau
8 1 (0.46%) Veeam