Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 239 279
Rank change year-on-year +98 +40 +153
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,053 1,777 1,873
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.35% 1.40% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.34% 3.75% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,048 1,457 1,332
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £110,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +3.70%

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 19,715 47,355 61,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.90% 37.40% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16,973 39,369 51,027
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,550 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,273
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.27% +2.55%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +83 768 £80,000 - 138
South East +87 89 £62,500 +4.17% 26
Midlands +152 77 £60,000 +17.07% 14
North of England +96 68 £57,500 +15.00% 51
West Midlands +120 52 £60,000 -4.00% 10
North West +135 34 £55,000 -8.33% 26
Yorkshire +53 34 £57,500 +15.00% 15
South West +34 29 £50,000 -4.76% 10
East Midlands +99 25 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East of England +73 12 £70,000 +33.33% 5
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 575 (54.61%) Java
2 455 (43.21%) Docker
3 436 (41.41%) AWS
4 435 (41.31%) Microservices
5 418 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
6 385 (36.56%) Python
7 383 (36.37%) Kubernetes
8 296 (28.11%) DevOps
9 279 (26.50%) Finance
10 259 (24.60%) Apache Spark
11 253 (24.03%) Software Engineering
12 245 (23.27%) SQL
13 237 (22.51%) Scala
14 235 (22.32%) JavaScript
14 235 (22.32%) TDD
15 232 (22.03%) NoSQL
16 214 (20.32%) Big Data
17 208 (19.75%) Spring
18 207 (19.66%) Azure
19 206 (19.56%) Hadoop
20 172 (16.33%) Spring Boot
21 161 (15.29%) MongoDB
22 152 (14.43%) Apache Cassandra
23 149 (14.15%) Linux
24 143 (13.58%) Node.js
25 132 (12.54%) Terraform
25 132 (12.54%) React
25 132 (12.54%) Elasticsearch
26 129 (12.25%) Fintech
27 128 (12.16%) AngularJS

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
1 259 (24.60%) Apache Spark
2 132 (12.54%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (6.84%) Apache
4 44 (4.18%) Confluence
5 18 (1.71%) Apache Airflow
6 16 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (1.23%) CMS
8 11 (1.04%) Luigi
9 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.47%) Tornado
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.38%) JBoss
11 4 (0.38%) nginx
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.28%) Pachyderm
13 1 (0.095%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.095%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.38%) Eikon
4 3 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 436 (41.41%) AWS
2 207 (19.66%) Azure
3 106 (10.07%) GCP
4 100 (9.50%) Serverless
5 83 (7.88%) SaaS
6 57 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (4.08%) Amazon S3
8 38 (3.61%) Amazon Kinesis
8 38 (3.61%) GitHub
9 33 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (2.75%) Amazon EKS
11 24 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (2.28%) PaaS
12 22 (2.09%) AWS CloudTrail
13 20 (1.90%) Amazon EMR
13 20 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
13 20 (1.90%) OpenShift
14 19 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 17 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.32%) HTTP
2 23 (2.18%) Firewall
3 12 (1.14%) AMQP
4 11 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.95%) Internet
6 7 (0.66%) DNS
6 7 (0.66%) FTP
7 5 (0.47%) VPN
8 3 (0.28%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.19%) DHCP
9 2 (0.19%) Modbus
9 2 (0.19%) MQTT
9 2 (0.19%) Profibus
9 2 (0.19%) RS-232
9 2 (0.19%) RS-485
10 1 (0.095%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.095%) SAN
10 1 (0.095%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (22.03%) NoSQL
2 214 (20.32%) Big Data
3 206 (19.56%) Hadoop
4 161 (15.29%) MongoDB
5 152 (14.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 126 (11.97%) SQL Server
7 120 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
8 94 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (7.31%) Data Lake
10 68 (6.46%) Relational Database
11 65 (6.17%) Amazon Redshift
12 61 (5.79%) Flink
13 58 (5.51%) Redis
14 53 (5.03%) MySQL
15 42 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (3.80%) HBase
17 37 (3.51%) Snowflake Schema
18 32 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
18 32 (3.04%) BigQuery
19 27 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 119 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 108 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 61 (5.79%) JIRA
4 34 (3.23%) GitLab
5 32 (3.04%) Maven
6 28 (2.66%) Selenium
7 26 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (2.37%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.37%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.52%) JUnit
11 11 (1.04%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.95%) NUnit
12 10 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.85%) Appium
13 9 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.85%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.76%) Charles Proxy
14 8 (0.76%) Gradle
14 8 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 279 (26.50%) Finance
2 124 (11.78%) Banking
3 29 (2.75%) Games
4 27 (2.56%) Marketing
5 25 (2.37%) Front Office
6 16 (1.52%) Advertising
7 15 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.04%) Law
9 10 (0.95%) Retail
10 7 (0.66%) French Language
11 6 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.57%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.47%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.38%) Back Office
13 4 (0.38%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.095%) Legal
Job Titles
1 466 (44.25%) Developer
2 196 (18.61%) Java Developer
3 157 (14.91%) Data Engineer
4 126 (11.97%) Senior Developer
5 112 (10.64%) Software Engineer
6 101 (9.59%) Architect
7 77 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
8 74 (7.03%) Java Engineer
9 60 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
10 58 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 52 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 48 (4.56%) Senior Data Engineer
13 45 (4.27%) Scala Developer
13 45 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
14 43 (4.08%) Lead Developer
15 38 (3.61%) Data Architect
16 35 (3.32%) Senior Software Engineer
17 32 (3.04%) Python Engineer
18 31 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
18 31 (2.94%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (19.75%) Spring
2 172 (16.33%) Spring Boot
3 143 (13.58%) Node.js
4 132 (12.54%) React
5 128 (12.16%) AngularJS
5 128 (12.16%) RabbitMQ
6 125 (11.87%) REST
7 117 (11.11%) .NET
8 79 (7.50%) React Native
9 74 (7.03%) .NET Core
10 58 (5.51%) Web Services
11 50 (4.75%) RESTful
12 47 (4.46%) ActiveMQ
13 46 (4.37%) HTML
13 46 (4.37%) Vue.js
14 44 (4.18%) gRPC
15 43 (4.08%) .NET Framework
15 43 (4.08%) CSS
16 42 (3.99%) GraphQL
16 42 (3.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.79%) Mobile App
2 69 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.41%) Cloud Native
5 54 (5.13%) Data Structures
6 48 (4.56%) Algorithms
7 38 (3.61%) Hedge funds
8 30 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (2.75%) User Experience
10 27 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (2.47%) Equities
12 25 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (2.18%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.71%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.42%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.42%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (1.33%) Management Information System
17 13 (1.23%) Private Cloud
18 9 (0.85%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.15%) Linux
2 42 (3.99%) Windows
3 24 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (2.09%) CentOS
5 19 (1.80%) Android
6 14 (1.33%) Unix
7 12 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.19%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.095%) AIX
11 1 (0.095%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.095%) Solaris
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (41.31%) Microservices
2 418 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (28.11%) DevOps
4 253 (24.03%) Software Engineering
5 235 (22.32%) TDD
6 129 (12.25%) Fintech
7 123 (11.68%) Scrum
8 112 (10.64%) Analytics
9 99 (9.40%) Machine Learning
9 99 (9.40%) OO
10 96 (9.12%) Open Source
11 94 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
12 91 (8.64%) BDD
12 91 (8.64%) Multithreading
12 91 (8.64%) Test Automation
13 88 (8.36%) Data Science
14 85 (8.07%) Computer Science
15 81 (7.69%) Mentoring
16 72 (6.84%) Pair Programming
16 72 (6.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 575 (54.61%) Java
2 385 (36.56%) Python
3 245 (23.27%) SQL
4 237 (22.51%) Scala
5 235 (22.32%) JavaScript
6 124 (11.78%) Go
7 122 (11.59%) Java 8
8 118 (11.21%) Kotlin
9 102 (9.69%) C#
10 60 (5.70%) TypeScript
11 54 (5.13%) Ruby
12 52 (4.94%) Clojure
13 37 (3.51%) PHP
14 36 (3.42%) C++
15 34 (3.23%) Elixir
16 28 (2.66%) C
16 28 (2.66%) PL/SQL
17 27 (2.56%) Bash Shell
18 26 (2.47%) R
19 25 (2.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (9.69%) Degree
2 80 (7.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 28 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.18%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.09%) Master's Degree
7 20 (1.90%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.95%) PhD
9 7 (0.66%) ISEB
9 7 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.57%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.095%) HND
13 1 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.61%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.28%) GDPR
3 3 (0.28%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.28%) PSD2
3 3 (0.28%) TARGET2
System Software
1 455 (43.21%) Docker
2 24 (2.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 18 (1.71%) HDFS
4 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.38%) Varnish
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.095%) Gluster
7 1 (0.095%) NFS
Systems Management
1 383 (36.37%) Kubernetes
2 132 (12.54%) Terraform
3 87 (8.26%) Ansible
4 20 (1.90%) Mesos
4 20 (1.90%) Puppet
5 18 (1.71%) Marathon
6 17 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.42%) Kibana
8 10 (0.95%) Netcool
8 10 (0.95%) Opsview
8 10 (0.95%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.85%) Istio
10 7 (0.66%) logstash
11 5 (0.47%) Packer
12 3 (0.28%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.28%) Nagios
12 3 (0.28%) Oozie
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 93 (8.83%) Oracle
2 52 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.75%) Databricks
4 38 (3.61%) Red Hat
5 26 (2.47%) Google
6 17 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.42%) Splunk
7 15 (1.42%) VMware
8 14 (1.33%) IBM
8 14 (1.33%) Solace
9 13 (1.23%) Facebook
10 12 (1.14%) Tableau
11 11 (1.04%) TOWER Software
12 10 (0.95%) AppDynamics
12 10 (0.95%) Confluent
12 10 (0.95%) Dynatrace
12 10 (0.95%) SevOne
13 7 (0.66%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.66%) StreamSets
14 6 (0.57%) Atlassian