Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 149 159
Rank change year-on-year +87 +10 +99
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 199 212 214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.04% 2.09% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.98% 5.32% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 203 185 204
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.50%
10th Percentile £48,800 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £112,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +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 1,993 3,987 4,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.50% 39.31% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,745 3,597 4,049
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,750 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

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 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 111 (55.78%) Java
2 85 (42.71%) AWS
3 72 (36.18%) Big Data
4 68 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (33.17%) Docker
6 65 (32.66%) Kubernetes
6 65 (32.66%) Python
7 58 (29.15%) Hadoop
8 56 (28.14%) Apache Spark
9 53 (26.63%) TDD
10 49 (24.62%) Microservices
11 47 (23.62%) Scala
12 44 (22.11%) Multithreading
13 39 (19.60%) Finance
14 38 (19.10%) Fintech
15 37 (18.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 36 (18.09%) JavaScript
16 36 (18.09%) C#
17 34 (17.09%) MongoDB
18 33 (16.58%) SQL
19 32 (16.08%) NoSQL
19 32 (16.08%) Java 8
20 31 (15.58%) React
21 30 (15.08%) DevOps
21 30 (15.08%) Azure
22 27 (13.57%) .NET
22 27 (13.57%) Linux
22 27 (13.57%) Machine Learning
23 26 (13.07%) Go
24 23 (11.56%) Elasticsearch

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 56 (28.14%) Apache Spark
2 23 (11.56%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (7.04%) Apache
4 6 (3.02%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (3.02%) Confluence
5 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.01%) Luigi
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 85 (42.71%) AWS
2 30 (15.08%) Azure
3 20 (10.05%) Serverless
4 18 (9.05%) AWS Lambda
4 18 (9.05%) GCP
5 13 (6.53%) Amazon S3
6 11 (5.53%) SaaS
7 9 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (4.02%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.01%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (1.01%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (1.01%) Firebase
11 2 (1.01%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.54%) Firewall
2 10 (5.03%) HTTP
3 3 (1.51%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.51%) AMQP
3 3 (1.51%) Network Security
3 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (36.18%) Big Data
2 58 (29.15%) Hadoop
3 37 (18.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (17.09%) MongoDB
5 32 (16.08%) NoSQL
6 21 (10.55%) SQL Server
7 17 (8.54%) Neo4j
8 12 (6.03%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (4.52%) Apache Hive
10 9 (4.52%) MySQL
10 9 (4.52%) RDBMS
11 8 (4.02%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (4.02%) HBase
12 7 (3.52%) Data Lake
12 7 (3.52%) Redis
13 6 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.01%) Flink
14 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.02%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.52%) JIRA
5 6 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.02%) Selenium
5 6 (3.02%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.51%) Maven
6 5 (2.51%) Mocha
6 5 (2.51%) NUnit
6 5 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.01%) Appium
7 4 (2.01%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.01%) Charles Proxy
7 4 (2.01%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.01%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.51%) Gradle
8 3 (1.51%) JUnit
9 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (19.60%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Banking
2 12 (6.03%) Marketing
3 8 (4.02%) Back Office
4 7 (3.52%) Advertising
5 4 (2.01%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Billing
6 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Law
6 3 (1.51%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (50.75%) Developer
2 59 (29.65%) Java Developer
3 30 (15.08%) Data Engineer
4 27 (13.57%) Scala Developer
5 21 (10.55%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
7 14 (7.04%) AWS Developer
7 14 (7.04%) Senior Developer
8 13 (6.53%) C# Developer
8 13 (6.53%) Monitoring Engineer
8 13 (6.53%) Network Engineer
8 13 (6.53%) Network Monitoring Engineer
9 11 (5.53%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) Java Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Python Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 7 (3.52%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.58%) React
2 27 (13.57%) .NET
3 23 (11.56%) AngularJS
3 23 (11.56%) RabbitMQ
4 20 (10.05%) ActiveMQ
5 18 (9.05%) .NET Core
6 17 (8.54%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (8.54%) JMS
7 16 (8.04%) HTML
8 15 (7.54%) Akka
8 15 (7.54%) CSS
8 15 (7.54%) HTML5
9 13 (6.53%) Node.js
9 13 (6.53%) Redux
10 12 (6.03%) Spring
11 11 (5.53%) REST
12 10 (5.03%) .NET Framework
12 10 (5.03%) Jest
12 10 (5.03%) Middleware
12 10 (5.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.53%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.02%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.51%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.51%) Handset
6 3 (1.51%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.01%) Bitcoin
7 2 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.50%) Equities
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.57%) Linux
2 7 (3.52%) Windows
3 3 (1.51%) CentOS
4 2 (1.01%) Android
4 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.63%) TDD
3 49 (24.62%) Microservices
4 44 (22.11%) Multithreading
5 38 (19.10%) Fintech
6 30 (15.08%) DevOps
7 27 (13.57%) Machine Learning
8 23 (11.56%) Scrum
9 20 (10.05%) Analytics
9 20 (10.05%) Artificial Intelligence
9 20 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.05%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.05%) Data Science
11 17 (8.54%) Test Automation
12 16 (8.04%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (7.54%) Infrastructure as Code
14 14 (7.04%) Computer Science
14 14 (7.04%) OO
14 14 (7.04%) Task Automation
15 12 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 111 (55.78%) Java
2 65 (32.66%) Python
3 47 (23.62%) Scala
4 36 (18.09%) C#
4 36 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 33 (16.58%) SQL
6 32 (16.08%) Java 8
7 26 (13.07%) Go
8 14 (7.04%) Perl
9 13 (6.53%) PHP
10 11 (5.53%) Kotlin
11 10 (5.03%) TypeScript
12 9 (4.52%) Ruby
13 6 (3.02%) R
14 5 (2.51%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.51%) AWK
15 3 (1.51%) ES6
15 3 (1.51%) Groovy
15 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.53%) Degree
2 8 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.01%) ISEB
3 4 (2.01%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.01%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.01%) PhD
5 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.04%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (33.17%) Docker
2 8 (4.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.01%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.01%) HDFS
3 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (32.66%) Kubernetes
2 19 (9.55%) Ansible
3 18 (9.05%) Terraform
4 13 (6.53%) Netcool
4 13 (6.53%) Opsview
5 12 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.51%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.51%) Puppet
7 3 (1.51%) Salt
8 2 (1.01%) Grafana
8 2 (1.01%) Nagios
8 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.50%) Istio
9 1 (0.50%) Kibana
9 1 (0.50%) linkerd
Vendors
1 14 (7.04%) Oracle
2 13 (6.53%) AppDynamics
2 13 (6.53%) Dynatrace
2 13 (6.53%) SevOne
2 13 (6.53%) TOWER Software
3 9 (4.52%) Splunk
4 8 (4.02%) Google
4 8 (4.02%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.51%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.51%) Databricks
6 3 (1.51%) Solace
6 3 (1.51%) Tableau
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) Sybase
8 1 (0.50%) Talend