Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 130 239
Rank change year-on-year +17 +109 +37
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 3,382 1,254 1,805
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.01% 2.53% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.64% 5.78% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,737 1,107 1,450
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £90,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £110,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +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 44,246 21,704 47,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.34% 43.86% 38.15%
Number of salaries quoted 28,664 18,936 40,193
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,136 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,125 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in England.

Salary trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in England over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021. 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 +3 2,173 £85,000 +6.25% 318
South East +60 458 £75,000 +25.00% 41
North of England +70 397 £55,000 - 76
North West +31 204 £50,000 -9.09% 47
Yorkshire +20 182 £75,000 +36.36% 20
South West -22 116 £57,500 +2.68% 12
Midlands -82 114 £60,000 - 20
West Midlands -75 88 £60,000 - 15
East of England -59 64 £57,500 -14.81% 11
East Midlands -65 26 £50,000 -16.67% 5
North East -27 11 £70,000 +7.69% 9
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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 2,066 (61.09%) Java
2 1,831 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1,810 (53.52%) AWS
4 1,523 (45.03%) Docker
5 1,511 (44.68%) Kubernetes
6 1,479 (43.73%) Microservices
7 1,317 (38.94%) Software Engineering
8 1,223 (36.16%) Python
9 1,189 (35.16%) DevOps
10 1,163 (34.39%) Finance
11 1,015 (30.01%) Spring
12 934 (27.62%) Jenkins
13 924 (27.32%) React
14 906 (26.79%) Azure
15 890 (26.32%) SQL
16 800 (23.65%) Git (software)
17 789 (23.33%) Apache Spark
17 789 (23.33%) GCP
18 786 (23.24%) NoSQL
19 692 (20.46%) Node.js
20 691 (20.43%) PostgreSQL
21 684 (20.22%) Big Data
21 684 (20.22%) Spring Boot
22 672 (19.87%) JavaScript
23 662 (19.57%) TDD
24 652 (19.28%) Linux
25 632 (18.69%) Full Stack Development
26 626 (18.51%) Analytics
27 569 (16.82%) RabbitMQ
28 567 (16.77%) Ansible

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
1 789 (23.33%) Apache Spark
2 363 (10.73%) Elasticsearch
3 354 (10.47%) Apache
4 200 (5.91%) Apache Airflow
5 176 (5.20%) GemFire
6 151 (4.46%) Confluence
7 81 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 52 (1.54%) Apache Solr
9 45 (1.33%) Luigi
10 37 (1.09%) nginx
11 30 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
13 21 (0.62%) SharePoint
14 20 (0.59%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.53%) Apache Pulsar
16 17 (0.50%) JBoss
17 15 (0.44%) Jupyter
18 13 (0.38%) Gunicorn
19 10 (0.30%) OpenStack
20 9 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (0.41%) InVision
1 14 (0.41%) Sketch
2 12 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.030%) Figma
7 1 (0.030%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
2 11 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 10 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 9 (0.27%) Infor M3
5 7 (0.21%) Summit
6 3 (0.089%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.030%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1,810 (53.52%) AWS
2 906 (26.79%) Azure
3 789 (23.33%) GCP
4 440 (13.01%) GitHub
5 373 (11.03%) Serverless
6 318 (9.40%) Amazon Kinesis
7 259 (7.66%) AWS Lambda
8 197 (5.82%) OpenShift
9 165 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
10 162 (4.79%) SaaS
11 160 (4.73%) Amazon S3
12 138 (4.08%) Amazon SQS
13 122 (3.61%) Amazon EMR
14 116 (3.43%) PaaS
15 111 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
16 92 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
16 92 (2.72%) Snowflake
17 83 (2.45%) GitHub Actions
18 73 (2.16%) Amazon ECS
19 71 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.11%) HTTP
2 52 (1.54%) Firewall
3 48 (1.42%) Cisco IPT
4 36 (1.06%) Internet
5 34 (1.01%) DNS
6 33 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 30 (0.89%) Calico
8 23 (0.68%) SSL
9 21 (0.62%) Broadband
10 20 (0.59%) MQTT
11 14 (0.41%) SMS
12 13 (0.38%) VPN
13 12 (0.35%) SMTP
14 9 (0.27%) DHCP
14 9 (0.27%) SNMP
14 9 (0.27%) SSH
15 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.24%) IPv4
15 8 (0.24%) IPv6
16 7 (0.21%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 786 (23.24%) NoSQL
2 691 (20.43%) PostgreSQL
3 684 (20.22%) Big Data
4 542 (16.03%) MongoDB
5 481 (14.22%) Relational Database
6 473 (13.99%) Hadoop
7 434 (12.83%) MySQL
8 403 (11.92%) Redis
9 323 (9.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 290 (8.57%) SQL Server
11 258 (7.63%) HBase
12 232 (6.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 218 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
14 187 (5.53%) MariaDB
15 184 (5.44%) Data Lake
16 177 (5.23%) Amazon Redshift
17 158 (4.67%) RDBMS
18 126 (3.73%) Amazon Athena
19 110 (3.25%) Amazon Aurora
19 110 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 934 (27.62%) Jenkins
2 800 (23.65%) Git (software)
3 294 (8.69%) JUnit
4 293 (8.66%) Gradle
5 260 (7.69%) Cypress.io
6 246 (7.27%) Cucumber
7 227 (6.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 212 (6.27%) Maven
9 210 (6.21%) Mockito
10 198 (5.85%) Eclipse
10 198 (5.85%) JIRA
11 180 (5.32%) IntelliJ
12 178 (5.26%) Protractor
13 164 (4.85%) Artifactory
14 159 (4.70%) Storybook
15 143 (4.23%) Selenium
16 134 (3.96%) SonarQube
17 122 (3.61%) JMeter
18 112 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
19 110 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,163 (34.39%) Finance
2 553 (16.35%) Banking
3 552 (16.32%) Social Skills
4 319 (9.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 257 (7.60%) Law
6 181 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
7 169 (5.00%) Retail
8 166 (4.91%) Games
9 93 (2.75%) Legal
10 83 (2.45%) Marketing
11 75 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
12 61 (1.80%) Publishing
13 59 (1.74%) Public Sector
14 57 (1.69%) Front Office
15 47 (1.39%) Investment Banking
16 37 (1.09%) Financial Institution
17 31 (0.92%) Back Office
18 30 (0.89%) Manufacturing
18 30 (0.89%) Retail Finance
19 28 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,078 (31.87%) Developer
2 782 (23.12%) Software Engineer
3 564 (16.68%) Java Developer
4 421 (12.45%) Data Engineer
5 350 (10.35%) Senior Developer
6 277 (8.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 236 (6.98%) Java Engineer
8 215 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 175 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 174 (5.14%) Principal Engineer
11 162 (4.79%) Architect
12 158 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
13 151 (4.46%) Senior Data Engineer
14 138 (4.08%) Software Developer
15 133 (3.93%) Lead Software Engineer
16 121 (3.58%) AWS Engineer
17 116 (3.43%) Principal Software Engineer
18 112 (3.31%) Senior Java Engineer
19 106 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
20 102 (3.02%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,015 (30.01%) Spring
2 924 (27.32%) React
3 692 (20.46%) Node.js
4 684 (20.22%) Spring Boot
5 569 (16.82%) RabbitMQ
6 534 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 439 (12.98%) REST
8 407 (12.03%) .NET
9 336 (9.93%) RESTful
10 322 (9.52%) CSS
11 316 (9.34%) Web Services
12 291 (8.60%) JSON
13 255 (7.54%) HTML
14 242 (7.16%) Redux
15 194 (5.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 192 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
16 192 (5.68%) GraphQL
17 180 (5.32%) WireMock
18 171 (5.06%) Spark Streaming
19 168 (4.97%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 323 (9.55%) User Experience
2 187 (5.53%) Cloud Native
3 184 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
4 174 (5.14%) Linux Command Line
5 165 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 129 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 120 (3.55%) Algorithms
8 105 (3.10%) Mobile App
9 103 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 82 (2.42%) Cyberattack
11 72 (2.13%) Virtual Team
12 63 (1.86%) Hedge funds
13 59 (1.74%) Social Media
14 56 (1.66%) SWIFT
15 51 (1.51%) Public Cloud
16 47 (1.39%) Equities
17 44 (1.30%) Management Information System
18 40 (1.18%) Pricing Data
19 38 (1.12%) Legacy Code
20 37 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 652 (19.28%) Linux
2 353 (10.44%) Unix
3 118 (3.49%) Windows
4 88 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (1.89%) CentOS
6 51 (1.51%) Android
7 49 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.38%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.15%) Debian
12 4 (0.12%) DC/OS
13 3 (0.089%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.089%) VMS
14 2 (0.059%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.059%) SUSE
15 1 (0.030%) AIX
15 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.030%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,831 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,479 (43.73%) Microservices
3 1,317 (38.94%) Software Engineering
4 1,189 (35.16%) DevOps
5 662 (19.57%) TDD
6 632 (18.69%) Full Stack Development
7 626 (18.51%) Analytics
8 524 (15.49%) Computer Science
9 509 (15.05%) Test Automation
10 504 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
11 478 (14.13%) Scrum
12 468 (13.84%) Data Science
13 463 (13.69%) Fintech
14 415 (12.27%) Event-Driven
15 400 (11.83%) OO
16 390 (11.53%) Open Source
17 372 (11.00%) Mentoring
18 326 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
19 316 (9.34%) Data Pipeline
20 305 (9.02%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,066 (61.09%) Java
2 1,223 (36.16%) Python
3 890 (26.32%) SQL
4 672 (19.87%) JavaScript
5 487 (14.40%) Scala
6 423 (12.51%) C#
7 412 (12.18%) TypeScript
8 302 (8.93%) Go
9 240 (7.10%) Kotlin
10 223 (6.59%) Bash Shell
11 222 (6.56%) Shell Script
12 192 (5.68%) Java 8
13 154 (4.55%) Groovy
14 128 (3.78%) PowerShell
15 108 (3.19%) C++
16 106 (3.13%) PHP
17 86 (2.54%) Ruby
18 68 (2.01%) Clojure
19 67 (1.98%) Java 11
20 66 (1.95%) C
Qualifications
1 500 (14.78%) Degree
2 174 (5.14%) OCP
2 174 (5.14%) Oracle Certification
3 173 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 78 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 66 (1.95%) AWS Certification
6 64 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.45%) CISSP
8 48 (1.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 48 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (0.95%) Master's Degree
10 27 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.41%) CCSP
12 11 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.12%) MCSA
15 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.089%) PhD
17 2 (0.059%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (7.39%) QA
2 72 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 35 (1.03%) GDPR
4 31 (0.92%) Accessibility
5 30 (0.89%) SLA
6 20 (0.59%) PMO
7 13 (0.38%) GRC
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1,523 (45.03%) Docker
2 167 (4.94%) HDFS
3 116 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (2.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 59 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (0.65%) ISA Server
7 9 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.27%) etcd
8 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.18%) Ceph
9 6 (0.18%) KVM
10 2 (0.059%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.030%) Firmware
11 1 (0.030%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.030%) NFS
11 1 (0.030%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,511 (44.68%) Kubernetes
2 567 (16.77%) Ansible
3 542 (16.03%) Terraform
4 226 (6.68%) Grafana
5 184 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
6 123 (3.64%) Prometheus
7 110 (3.25%) Kibana
8 81 (2.40%) Puppet
9 64 (1.89%) logstash
10 41 (1.21%) Istio
11 39 (1.15%) HAProxy
12 34 (1.01%) Graphite
13 29 (0.86%) ZABBIX
14 27 (0.80%) Opsgenie
15 24 (0.71%) Consul
16 20 (0.59%) Pingdom
17 16 (0.47%) MIIS
18 14 (0.41%) Mesos
18 14 (0.41%) Oozie
19 12 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 358 (10.59%) Oracle
2 337 (9.96%) Google
3 251 (7.42%) Microsoft
4 163 (4.82%) VMware
5 148 (4.38%) Okta
6 110 (3.25%) Databricks
7 97 (2.87%) Splunk
8 92 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 84 (2.48%) IBM
10 55 (1.63%) Cloudera
11 47 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 45 (1.33%) New Relic
13 39 (1.15%) SAP
14 36 (1.06%) Zend
15 34 (1.01%) Confluent
16 33 (0.98%) Hortonworks
17 31 (0.92%) StreamSets
18 28 (0.83%) Twitter
19 25 (0.74%) LexisNexis
19 25 (0.74%) ServiceNow