Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 240 359
Rank change year-on-year +25 +119 +234
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,779 2,059 1,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.46% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.02% 3.69% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,376 1,590 1,173
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 44,297 55,732 67,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.74% 39.63% 40.73%
Number of salaries quoted 36,733 46,059 57,238
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka in England.

Salary trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the England region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
London +29 1,272 £80,000 +6.67% 275
South East +33 221 £60,000 - 25
North of England -21 94 £52,500 -8.70% 31
East of England +57 68 £71,250 +1.79% 11
South West +7 68 £52,500 -12.50% 14
Yorkshire +46 57 £53,750 -2.27% 11
Midlands +19 53 £60,000 +60.00% 10
North West -25 32 £57,500 -11.54% 15
East Midlands +30 31 £55,000 +6.80% 4
West Midlands +11 22 £62,250 +126.36% 6
North East -3 5 £40,177 -18.57% 5
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 996 (55.99%) Java
2 810 (45.53%) AWS
3 779 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
4 684 (38.45%) Docker
5 643 (36.14%) Python
6 641 (36.03%) Kubernetes
7 582 (32.72%) Microservices
8 569 (31.98%) Apache Spark
9 555 (31.20%) DevOps
10 500 (28.11%) Big Data
11 488 (27.43%) Finance
12 476 (26.76%) Software Engineering
13 468 (26.31%) SQL
14 432 (24.28%) Scala
15 400 (22.48%) Linux
16 390 (21.92%) TDD
17 356 (20.01%) Spring
18 343 (19.28%) Hadoop
19 331 (18.61%) Data Science
20 326 (18.32%) Analytics
21 323 (18.16%) GCP
22 318 (17.88%) Azure
23 317 (17.82%) Git (software)
24 293 (16.47%) NoSQL
25 274 (15.40%) Apache Cassandra
26 252 (14.17%) Java 8
27 249 (14.00%) RabbitMQ
28 242 (13.60%) PostgreSQL
29 231 (12.98%) RESTful
30 226 (12.70%) MongoDB

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 569 (31.98%) Apache Spark
2 173 (9.72%) Elasticsearch
3 108 (6.07%) Apache
4 86 (4.83%) Apache Airflow
5 48 (2.70%) Confluence
6 44 (2.47%) Luigi
7 37 (2.08%) Apache Solr
8 32 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 31 (1.74%) OpenStack
10 18 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.96%) nginx
12 11 (0.62%) JBoss
12 11 (0.62%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.45%) WildFly
14 7 (0.39%) Mule
15 6 (0.34%) DataSynapse
15 6 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.28%) Jupyter
17 4 (0.22%) Camunda
18 3 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (0.22%) Gephi
2 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.11%) Eikon
5 1 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.056%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.056%) Magento
5 1 (0.056%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 810 (45.53%) AWS
2 323 (18.16%) GCP
3 318 (17.88%) Azure
4 110 (6.18%) Amazon S3
5 91 (5.12%) Amazon Kinesis
6 88 (4.95%) Serverless
7 67 (3.77%) SaaS
8 64 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (3.32%) OpenShift
10 58 (3.26%) Amazon EMR
11 48 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
12 42 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
12 42 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
13 31 (1.74%) GitHub
14 23 (1.29%) Power Platform
15 20 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
16 19 (1.07%) Slack
17 17 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.64%) DNS
2 39 (2.19%) HTTP
3 22 (1.24%) DHCP
3 22 (1.24%) DMZ
4 20 (1.12%) Internet
5 18 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.96%) SSL
7 16 (0.90%) Firewall
8 11 (0.62%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.56%) Calico
10 9 (0.51%) VPN
11 6 (0.34%) AMQP
11 6 (0.34%) FTP
11 6 (0.34%) MQTT
11 6 (0.34%) Network Security
12 5 (0.28%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.28%) MPLS
13 4 (0.22%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (28.11%) Big Data
2 343 (19.28%) Hadoop
3 293 (16.47%) NoSQL
4 274 (15.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 242 (13.60%) PostgreSQL
6 226 (12.70%) MongoDB
7 185 (10.40%) SQL Server
8 155 (8.71%) Data Warehouse
9 151 (8.49%) Redis
10 149 (8.38%) Amazon Redshift
11 129 (7.25%) Relational Database
12 127 (7.14%) Apache Hive
13 111 (6.24%) MySQL
14 101 (5.68%) BigQuery
15 94 (5.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 79 (4.44%) Flink
17 71 (3.99%) Data Lake
18 67 (3.77%) HBase
19 66 (3.71%) Neo4j
20 62 (3.49%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 317 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 202 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 111 (6.24%) JIRA
4 80 (4.50%) Maven
5 69 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 60 (3.37%) JUnit
7 51 (2.87%) Gradle
8 45 (2.53%) NUnit
9 44 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 43 (2.42%) Jasmine
10 43 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
11 42 (2.36%) GitLab
12 38 (2.14%) Bitbucket
13 26 (1.46%) CircleCI
13 26 (1.46%) Selenium
13 26 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 24 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 23 (1.29%) Artifactory
16 22 (1.24%) git-flow
17 20 (1.12%) Cypress.io
General
1 488 (27.43%) Finance
2 156 (8.77%) Banking
3 51 (2.87%) Games
4 49 (2.75%) Retail
5 46 (2.59%) Front Office
6 32 (1.80%) Marketing
7 28 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.18%) Law
8 21 (1.18%) Legal
9 16 (0.90%) Advertising
10 13 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.62%) Automotive
11 11 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.39%) Local Government
15 6 (0.34%) Back Office
15 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 625 (35.13%) Developer
2 330 (18.55%) Java Developer
3 314 (17.65%) Data Engineer
4 204 (11.47%) Architect
5 187 (10.51%) Software Engineer
6 157 (8.83%) Senior Developer
7 142 (7.98%) Java Engineer
8 112 (6.30%) Data Architect
8 112 (6.30%) Java Software Engineer
9 106 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
10 80 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 77 (4.33%) Scala Developer
12 66 (3.71%) Senior Data Engineer
13 60 (3.37%) Senior Software Engineer
14 57 (3.20%) Software Developer
15 56 (3.15%) Senior Java Engineer
16 50 (2.81%) Big Data Architect
17 48 (2.70%) Backend Developer
18 46 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
19 45 (2.53%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (20.01%) Spring
2 249 (14.00%) RabbitMQ
3 231 (12.98%) RESTful
4 216 (12.14%) REST
5 210 (11.80%) Spring Boot
6 178 (10.01%) Web Services
7 168 (9.44%) React
8 159 (8.94%) Node.js
9 120 (6.75%) .NET
10 101 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 94 (5.28%) HTML
12 84 (4.72%) CSS
13 75 (4.22%) Elastic Stack
14 67 (3.77%) .NET Core
15 66 (3.71%) Hibernate
16 65 (3.65%) React Native
17 53 (2.98%) Apache NiFi
17 53 (2.98%) Redux
18 51 (2.87%) JMS
19 47 (2.64%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 76 (4.27%) Data Structures
4 64 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 58 (3.26%) Algorithms
7 49 (2.75%) Cloud Native
7 49 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 48 (2.70%) Public Cloud
9 43 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 43 (2.42%) Hedge funds
10 35 (1.97%) User Experience
11 28 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (1.18%) PKI
13 19 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.01%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.67%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
17 11 (0.62%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 400 (22.48%) Linux
2 98 (5.51%) Unix
3 60 (3.37%) Android
4 59 (3.32%) Windows
5 58 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 53 (2.98%) Mac OS X
7 27 (1.52%) CentOS
8 23 (1.29%) Solaris
9 12 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.62%) Kali Linux
11 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.17%) Debian
14 1 (0.056%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (32.72%) Microservices
3 555 (31.20%) DevOps
4 476 (26.76%) Software Engineering
5 390 (21.92%) TDD
6 331 (18.61%) Data Science
7 326 (18.32%) Analytics
8 225 (12.65%) Machine Learning
9 220 (12.37%) Scrum
10 219 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
11 211 (11.86%) Fintech
12 204 (11.47%) ETL
13 194 (10.91%) Data Engineering
14 167 (9.39%) Computer Science
15 160 (8.99%) Data Modelling
16 157 (8.83%) BDD
17 150 (8.43%) Open Source
18 140 (7.87%) Mentoring
19 134 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
20 118 (6.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 996 (55.99%) Java
2 643 (36.14%) Python
3 468 (26.31%) SQL
4 432 (24.28%) Scala
5 252 (14.17%) Java 8
6 203 (11.41%) JavaScript
7 176 (9.89%) Go
8 148 (8.32%) C++
9 134 (7.53%) C#
10 124 (6.97%) Kotlin
11 98 (5.51%) C
12 94 (5.28%) Bash Shell
12 94 (5.28%) Ruby
13 67 (3.77%) TypeScript
14 57 (3.20%) Clojure
15 41 (2.30%) Apple Swift
16 38 (2.14%) Shell Script
17 37 (2.08%) PHP
18 32 (1.80%) Perl
19 28 (1.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 181 (10.17%) Degree
2 78 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 24 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.29%) PhD
8 22 (1.24%) MCP
8 22 (1.24%) RHCE
9 17 (0.96%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.79%) SANS
11 13 (0.73%) CCNA
11 13 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.73%) CISSP
11 13 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (0.73%) GIAC
11 13 (0.73%) Linux+ Certification
11 13 (0.73%) MCSE
11 13 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
11 13 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.37%) QA
2 38 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.69%) SLA
4 22 (1.24%) GDPR
5 5 (0.28%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.056%) EMIR
System Software
1 684 (38.45%) Docker
2 66 (3.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 49 (2.75%) Apache Flume
4 33 (1.85%) HDFS
5 26 (1.46%) Active Directory
6 22 (1.24%) Firmware
6 22 (1.24%) NFS
7 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.22%) zsh
9 3 (0.17%) Varnish
10 2 (0.11%) Lustre
10 2 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.056%) Alluxio
11 1 (0.056%) Ceph
11 1 (0.056%) etcd
11 1 (0.056%) KVM
11 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 641 (36.03%) Kubernetes
2 220 (12.37%) Ansible
3 189 (10.62%) Terraform
4 91 (5.12%) Puppet
5 68 (3.82%) Mesos
6 62 (3.49%) Oozie
6 62 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (3.20%) Marathon
8 50 (2.81%) Grafana
9 48 (2.70%) Prometheus
10 36 (2.02%) Salt
11 25 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
12 19 (1.07%) Kibana
13 18 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.84%) Istio
15 14 (0.79%) Nagios
16 13 (0.73%) Kubeflow
17 11 (0.62%) linkerd
17 11 (0.62%) Nessus
17 11 (0.62%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 193 (10.85%) Oracle
2 163 (9.16%) Google
3 79 (4.44%) Tableau
4 64 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 55 (3.09%) Informatica
6 50 (2.81%) Splunk
7 44 (2.47%) Talend
8 39 (2.19%) IBM
9 27 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.46%) WorldPay
11 24 (1.35%) Cloudera
11 24 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.18%) Hortonworks
13 20 (1.12%) FIS
14 19 (1.07%) MuleSoft
15 18 (1.01%) Ab Initio
16 17 (0.96%) Databricks
16 17 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (0.96%) SAP
16 17 (0.96%) Workday