Period
to 22 July 2019

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

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 234 287 458
Rank change year-on-year +53 +171 +281
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,906 1,898 1,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.17% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.77% 2.89% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,513 1,343 897
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 50,588 65,573 68,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.79% 40.49% 40.64%
Number of salaries quoted 42,069 54,975 57,638
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +46 1,347 £80,000 +6.67% 272
South East +43 206 £57,500 -7.26% 21
North of England +12 129 £55,000 - 45
South West +53 109 £57,500 +4.55% 17
Yorkshire -1 79 £50,000 -9.09% 34
East of England +67 60 £55,000 -21.43% 11
Midlands +22 53 £57,500 +9.52% 13
North West +28 50 £60,000 +9.09% 7
West Midlands +9 32 £63,750 +10.87% 8
East Midlands +34 21 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 1,202 (63.06%) Java
2 999 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
3 865 (45.38%) Big Data
4 863 (45.28%) Apache Spark
5 853 (44.75%) Amazon AWS
6 825 (43.28%) Python
7 812 (42.60%) Docker
8 686 (35.99%) Hadoop
9 647 (33.95%) DevOps
10 636 (33.37%) Kubernetes
11 600 (31.48%) Software Engineering
12 572 (30.01%) Microservices
13 542 (28.44%) Scala
14 515 (27.02%) SQL
15 501 (26.29%) NoSQL
16 463 (24.29%) Linux
17 420 (22.04%) Spring
17 420 (22.04%) Analytics
18 412 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
19 395 (20.72%) MongoDB
20 382 (20.04%) Apache Cassandra
21 381 (19.99%) Scrum
22 378 (19.83%) Finance
23 373 (19.57%) Apache Hive
24 368 (19.31%) Google Cloud Platform
25 363 (19.05%) TDD
26 355 (18.63%) Machine Learning
27 343 (18.00%) Jenkins
28 325 (17.05%) Data Science
29 321 (16.84%) Git (software)

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
1 863 (45.28%) Apache Spark
2 309 (16.21%) Elasticsearch
3 205 (10.76%) Apache
4 152 (7.97%) Apache Pig
5 87 (4.56%) Confluence
6 62 (3.25%) Apache Solr
7 50 (2.62%) OpenStack
8 22 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
8 22 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (0.94%) nginx
10 17 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.79%) SAS
12 13 (0.68%) CloudStack
13 9 (0.47%) JBoss
14 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.16%) Luigi
16 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.10%) OpenEdge
16 2 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
16 2 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Chatbot
1 5 (0.26%) Gephi
2 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.10%) SPSS
3 2 (0.10%) Stata
3 2 (0.10%) Weka
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.21%) Ripple
2 2 (0.10%) Magento
2 2 (0.10%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.052%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.052%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 853 (44.75%) Amazon AWS
2 412 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 368 (19.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 105 (5.51%) Serverless
5 85 (4.46%) OpenShift
6 80 (4.20%) Power Platform
7 77 (4.04%) Amazon S3
8 75 (3.93%) Amazon EMR
9 64 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
10 62 (3.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 60 (3.15%) PaaS
12 52 (2.73%) SaaS
13 50 (2.62%) GitHub
14 47 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 43 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
17 38 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
18 33 (1.73%) Apigee
19 31 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
19 31 (1.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.52%) Firewall
2 43 (2.26%) Internet
3 39 (2.05%) HTTP
4 38 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 32 (1.68%) VPN
6 30 (1.57%) HTTPS
7 16 (0.84%) DNS
8 12 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (0.58%) AMQP
10 9 (0.47%) LAN
10 9 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (0.47%) WAN
11 7 (0.37%) Network Security
12 6 (0.31%) SSL
13 5 (0.26%) BIG-IP
13 5 (0.26%) DMZ
13 5 (0.26%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.26%) MPLS
14 4 (0.21%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.21%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 865 (45.38%) Big Data
2 686 (35.99%) Hadoop
3 501 (26.29%) NoSQL
4 395 (20.72%) MongoDB
5 382 (20.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 373 (19.57%) Apache Hive
7 234 (12.28%) HBase
8 182 (9.55%) Data Warehouse
9 180 (9.44%) PostgreSQL
10 155 (8.13%) MySQL
11 154 (8.08%) Amazon Redshift
12 151 (7.92%) Impala
13 128 (6.72%) Redis
14 110 (5.77%) SQL Server
15 104 (5.46%) Relational Database
16 93 (4.88%) Flink
16 93 (4.88%) Sqoop
17 80 (4.20%) Data Lake
17 80 (4.20%) Power BI
18 71 (3.73%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 343 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 321 (16.84%) Git (software)
3 196 (10.28%) JIRA
4 130 (6.82%) Maven
5 100 (5.25%) Cucumber
6 93 (4.88%) Selenium
7 73 (3.83%) Bitbucket
8 65 (3.41%) Gradle
9 63 (3.31%) JUnit
10 57 (2.99%) git-flow
11 49 (2.57%) webpack
12 48 (2.52%) GitLab
13 40 (2.10%) Babel
14 38 (1.99%) JMeter
15 36 (1.89%) Artifactory
16 35 (1.84%) TeamCity
17 32 (1.68%) Bitbucket Server
18 30 (1.57%) Mockito
18 30 (1.57%) Subversion
19 28 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 378 (19.83%) Finance
2 164 (8.60%) Banking
3 113 (5.93%) Law
4 111 (5.82%) Retail
5 54 (2.83%) Marketing
6 49 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.47%) Games
8 38 (1.99%) Publishing
9 29 (1.52%) Military
10 27 (1.42%) Front Office
11 24 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.58%) Advertising
13 11 (0.58%) Electronics
13 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
15 6 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.26%) Local Government
17 4 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 639 (33.53%) Developer
2 365 (19.15%) Java Developer
3 336 (17.63%) Data Engineer
4 234 (12.28%) Software Engineer
5 188 (9.86%) Big Data Engineer
6 181 (9.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 152 (7.97%) Senior Developer
8 147 (7.71%) Java Engineer
9 138 (7.24%) Architect
10 110 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
11 95 (4.98%) Java Software Engineer
12 80 (4.20%) Hadoop Engineer
13 79 (4.14%) Python Engineer
14 78 (4.09%) Consultant
15 72 (3.78%) AWS Engineer
16 68 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
16 68 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 66 (3.46%) Data Architect
17 66 (3.46%) Senior Data Engineer
18 60 (3.15%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (22.04%) Spring
2 211 (11.07%) React
3 208 (10.91%) Node.js
4 203 (10.65%) RESTful
5 201 (10.55%) Web Services
6 199 (10.44%) REST
7 183 (9.60%) Spring Boot
8 182 (9.55%) RabbitMQ
9 151 (7.92%) .NET
10 143 (7.50%) AngularJS
11 126 (6.61%) Elastic Stack
12 118 (6.19%) Apache NiFi
13 112 (5.88%) JSON
14 73 (3.83%) HTML
15 70 (3.67%) Spark Streaming
16 66 (3.46%) Vue.js
17 64 (3.36%) Hibernate
18 56 (2.94%) CSS
19 55 (2.89%) ASP.NET
20 54 (2.83%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 81 (4.25%) Algorithms
4 76 (3.99%) Cloud Native
5 70 (3.67%) Data Structures
6 65 (3.41%) User Experience
7 56 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 39 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 29 (1.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 28 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
13 25 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 18 (0.94%) Cybercrime
15 18 (0.94%) Equities
16 16 (0.84%) Hedge funds
17 15 (0.79%) Credit Risk
18 14 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 463 (24.29%) Linux
2 96 (5.04%) Windows
3 79 (4.14%) Unix
4 49 (2.57%) Android
5 48 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.31%) CentOS
8 19 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.79%) Fedora
11 13 (0.68%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.10%) HPUX
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.052%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.052%) Solaris
15 1 (0.052%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.052%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (33.95%) DevOps
3 600 (31.48%) Software Engineering
4 572 (30.01%) Microservices
5 420 (22.04%) Analytics
6 381 (19.99%) Scrum
7 363 (19.05%) TDD
8 355 (18.63%) Machine Learning
9 325 (17.05%) Data Science
10 279 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
11 230 (12.07%) ETL
12 209 (10.97%) Open Source
13 198 (10.39%) Data Analytics
14 196 (10.28%) Fintech
15 195 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
16 192 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
17 190 (9.97%) BDD
18 179 (9.39%) Data Engineering
19 167 (8.76%) Artificial Intelligence
20 164 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,202 (63.06%) Java
2 825 (43.28%) Python
3 542 (28.44%) Scala
4 515 (27.02%) SQL
5 277 (14.53%) JavaScript
6 237 (12.43%) Java 8
7 152 (7.97%) Go
8 148 (7.76%) Bash Shell
9 129 (6.77%) C#
10 99 (5.19%) C
11 87 (4.56%) C++
12 84 (4.41%) Kotlin
13 80 (4.20%) Ruby
14 70 (3.67%) R
15 66 (3.46%) Clojure
16 54 (2.83%) Perl
17 48 (2.52%) ES6
18 40 (2.10%) ES7
19 38 (1.99%) TypeScript
20 36 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 233 (12.22%) Degree
2 111 (5.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 34 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
5 32 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.57%) CCNA
6 30 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.57%) CISSP
6 30 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
6 30 (1.57%) GIAC
6 30 (1.57%) Linux+ Certification
6 30 (1.57%) MCSE
6 30 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
6 30 (1.57%) SANS
6 30 (1.57%) SSCP
7 29 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.21%) PhD
10 22 (1.15%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.78%) QA
2 22 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.47%) GDPR
4 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 812 (42.60%) Docker
2 132 (6.93%) Apache Flume
3 115 (6.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 65 (3.41%) HDFS
5 21 (1.10%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.58%) etcd
7 10 (0.52%) Squid
8 6 (0.31%) Cronacle
9 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.16%) Firmware
11 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.052%) GridGain
12 1 (0.052%) iptables
12 1 (0.052%) KVM
12 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 636 (33.37%) Kubernetes
2 248 (13.01%) Terraform
3 226 (11.86%) Ansible
4 172 (9.02%) Oozie
5 163 (8.55%) Puppet
6 156 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
7 108 (5.67%) Hadoop YARN
8 107 (5.61%) Mesos
9 85 (4.46%) Marathon
10 84 (4.41%) Prometheus
11 57 (2.99%) Ambari
12 50 (2.62%) Grafana
13 43 (2.26%) Kibana
14 35 (1.84%) Rancher
15 26 (1.36%) logstash
15 26 (1.36%) Packer
16 18 (0.94%) Consul
17 17 (0.89%) linkerd
18 15 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
19 13 (0.68%) Istio
Vendors
1 199 (10.44%) Google
2 195 (10.23%) Oracle
3 177 (9.29%) Cloudera
4 136 (7.14%) Hortonworks
5 97 (5.09%) Microsoft
6 88 (4.62%) Databricks
6 88 (4.62%) Tableau
7 72 (3.78%) MapR
8 67 (3.52%) Splunk
9 59 (3.10%) Informatica
10 55 (2.89%) Talend
11 52 (2.73%) IBM
12 40 (2.10%) SAP
13 35 (1.84%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.42%) TIBCO
15 23 (1.21%) AppDynamics
15 23 (1.21%) Atlassian
16 17 (0.89%) Greenplum
16 17 (0.89%) Vertica
16 17 (0.89%) VMware