Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 219 256
Rank change year-on-year +99 +37 +132
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,524 1,801 1,962
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.71% 1.54% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.31% 3.99% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,569 1,528 1,581
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £112,500 £100,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +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 24,146 45,187 55,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.00% 38.74% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 20,689 37,752 46,445
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 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +71 1,062 £80,000 - 210
North of England +124 142 £55,000 +10.00% 41
South East +62 102 £60,000 +9.09% 17
Midlands +126 95 £60,000 - 11
South West +77 86 £60,000 +14.29% 12
North West +132 67 £45,000 -25.00% 14
Yorkshire +29 66 £65,000 +30.00% 22
West Midlands +108 61 £60,000 -11.11% 7
East Midlands +67 34 £62,500 +25.00% 4
East of England +54 13 £65,000 -8.77% 14
North East +20 9 £65,000 +43.13% 5
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 832 (54.59%) Java
2 737 (48.36%) Docker
3 629 (41.27%) Python
4 627 (41.14%) Microservices
5 617 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
6 586 (38.45%) AWS
7 560 (36.75%) Kubernetes
8 454 (29.79%) DevOps
9 427 (28.02%) Software Engineering
10 384 (25.20%) TDD
11 371 (24.34%) JavaScript
12 370 (24.28%) Finance
13 348 (22.83%) SQL
14 324 (21.26%) Spring
15 312 (20.47%) Apache Spark
16 290 (19.03%) Azure
17 287 (18.83%) Spring Boot
18 277 (18.18%) NoSQL
19 276 (18.11%) Node.js
20 253 (16.60%) Go
21 252 (16.54%) Scala
22 249 (16.34%) Big Data
23 242 (15.88%) React
24 234 (15.35%) .NET
25 233 (15.29%) MongoDB
26 229 (15.03%) Hadoop
27 224 (14.70%) Linux
28 214 (14.04%) Scrum
29 204 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
30 188 (12.34%) RabbitMQ

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
1 312 (20.47%) Apache Spark
2 187 (12.27%) Elasticsearch
3 168 (11.02%) Apache
4 33 (2.17%) Confluence
5 29 (1.90%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (1.18%) Luigi
7 13 (0.85%) Tornado
8 11 (0.72%) Apache Synapse
9 7 (0.46%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.46%) CMS
10 6 (0.39%) JBoss
11 5 (0.33%) IIS
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.066%) Jetty
14 1 (0.066%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.066%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.066%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.066%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.066%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 586 (38.45%) AWS
2 290 (19.03%) Azure
3 171 (11.22%) GCP
4 92 (6.04%) Serverless
5 80 (5.25%) Amazon Kinesis
5 80 (5.25%) SaaS
6 72 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
7 61 (4.00%) GitHub
8 38 (2.49%) Amazon S3
8 38 (2.49%) PaaS
9 34 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
9 34 (2.23%) IaaS
10 33 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 30 (1.97%) OpenShift
12 22 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
14 18 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.18%) Power Platform
15 17 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.28%) HTTP
2 24 (1.57%) Firewall
3 17 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.92%) AMQP
5 10 (0.66%) Internet
6 9 (0.59%) DNS
7 7 (0.46%) SSL
7 7 (0.46%) VPN
8 5 (0.33%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.33%) SAN
9 4 (0.26%) 802.11
9 4 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.26%) FTP
9 4 (0.26%) LAN
9 4 (0.26%) SNMP
9 4 (0.26%) SSH
9 4 (0.26%) WAN
10 3 (0.20%) DMZ
10 3 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 249 (16.34%) Big Data
3 233 (15.29%) MongoDB
4 229 (15.03%) Hadoop
5 204 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
6 160 (10.50%) SQL Server
7 142 (9.32%) MySQL
8 138 (9.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 100 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
10 85 (5.58%) Relational Database
11 81 (5.31%) Redis
12 78 (5.12%) Data Lake
13 57 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
14 50 (3.28%) Apache Hive
14 50 (3.28%) HBase
15 42 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 40 (2.62%) Flink
17 37 (2.43%) BigQuery
18 34 (2.23%) RDBMS
19 29 (1.90%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 185 (12.14%) Jenkins
2 157 (10.30%) Git (software)
3 126 (8.27%) GitLab
4 51 (3.35%) JIRA
5 45 (2.95%) Selenium
6 43 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.62%) Maven
8 24 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 23 (1.51%) JUnit
10 22 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (1.31%) Gradle
12 19 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.05%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.79%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.59%) Appium
16 9 (0.59%) Mocha
17 8 (0.52%) CircleCI
17 8 (0.52%) SoapUI
17 8 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 370 (24.28%) Finance
2 150 (9.84%) Banking
3 122 (8.01%) Games
4 41 (2.69%) Retail
5 40 (2.62%) Front Office
6 30 (1.97%) Public Sector
7 23 (1.51%) Marketing
8 18 (1.18%) Online Betting
9 16 (1.05%) Legal
10 15 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 14 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.85%) Law
13 11 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.66%) Advertising
15 8 (0.52%) French Language
16 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.26%) Back Office
17 4 (0.26%) Military
18 2 (0.13%) Local Government
18 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 655 (42.98%) Developer
2 282 (18.50%) Java Developer
3 216 (14.17%) Software Engineer
4 196 (12.86%) Data Engineer
5 191 (12.53%) Senior Developer
6 141 (9.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 121 (7.94%) Java Engineer
8 111 (7.28%) Architect
9 84 (5.51%) AWS Engineer
10 74 (4.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 74 (4.86%) Senior Software Engineer
11 72 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 69 (4.53%) .NET Software Engineer
13 67 (4.40%) Senior DevOps
13 67 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 64 (4.20%) Lead Developer
15 63 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
16 56 (3.67%) Senior Java Engineer
17 55 (3.61%) Senior Data Engineer
18 49 (3.22%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (21.26%) Spring
2 287 (18.83%) Spring Boot
3 276 (18.11%) Node.js
4 242 (15.88%) React
5 234 (15.35%) .NET
6 188 (12.34%) RabbitMQ
7 181 (11.88%) .NET Core
8 168 (11.02%) REST
9 165 (10.83%) AngularJS
10 114 (7.48%) .NET Framework
11 89 (5.84%) Web Services
12 83 (5.45%) ActiveMQ
13 70 (4.59%) Apache Flex
14 69 (4.53%) RESTful
15 66 (4.33%) GraphQL
15 66 (4.33%) React Native
16 60 (3.94%) Hibernate
16 60 (3.94%) Vue.js
17 53 (3.48%) gRPC
17 53 (3.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 138 (9.06%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 63 (4.13%) Algorithms
4 61 (4.00%) Cloud Native
5 46 (3.02%) Data Structures
6 45 (2.95%) User Experience
7 44 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.31%) Media Streaming
11 20 (1.31%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.25%) Fixed Income
12 19 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 18 (1.18%) Online Games
13 18 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
14 17 (1.12%) Hedge funds
14 17 (1.12%) Social Network
15 13 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 224 (14.70%) Linux
2 53 (3.48%) Windows
3 29 (1.90%) Unix
4 26 (1.71%) Android
5 25 (1.64%) CentOS
6 24 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.20%) AIX
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (41.14%) Microservices
2 617 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (29.79%) DevOps
4 427 (28.02%) Software Engineering
5 384 (25.20%) TDD
6 214 (14.04%) Scrum
7 173 (11.35%) Fintech
8 139 (9.12%) Analytics
9 138 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
10 135 (8.86%) Test Automation
11 133 (8.73%) Data Science
12 127 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 124 (8.14%) BDD
14 120 (7.87%) Mentoring
15 119 (7.81%) Machine Learning
16 118 (7.74%) Data Engineering
17 114 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (7.22%) ETL
19 101 (6.63%) Pair Programming
20 97 (6.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 832 (54.59%) Java
2 629 (41.27%) Python
3 371 (24.34%) JavaScript
4 348 (22.83%) SQL
5 253 (16.60%) Go
6 252 (16.54%) Scala
7 171 (11.22%) Kotlin
8 166 (10.89%) Java 8
9 153 (10.04%) C#
10 81 (5.31%) TypeScript
11 75 (4.92%) Bash Shell
12 47 (3.08%) Clojure
13 46 (3.02%) PHP
14 45 (2.95%) Ruby
15 39 (2.56%) C++
16 34 (2.23%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.97%) C
18 27 (1.77%) R
19 25 (1.64%) Elixir
20 21 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 55 (3.61%) Degree
3 47 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.72%) PhD
7 9 (0.59%) ISEB
7 9 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.67%) QA
2 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.20%) PSD2
3 3 (0.20%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.066%) GDPR
4 1 (0.066%) SLA
System Software
1 737 (48.36%) Docker
2 22 (1.44%) HDFS
3 19 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (0.79%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.39%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.066%) Gluster
8 1 (0.066%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 560 (36.75%) Kubernetes
2 188 (12.34%) Ansible
3 175 (11.48%) Terraform
4 79 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (2.76%) Prometheus
6 35 (2.30%) Puppet
7 28 (1.84%) Graphite
8 24 (1.57%) ZABBIX
9 21 (1.38%) Grafana
10 17 (1.12%) Nagios
11 13 (0.85%) Oozie
12 12 (0.79%) Kibana
13 11 (0.72%) Mesos
14 9 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.59%) Istio
14 9 (0.59%) Marathon
15 7 (0.46%) Opsview
16 5 (0.33%) logstash
17 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
17 3 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 96 (6.30%) Oracle
2 59 (3.87%) Microsoft
3 52 (3.41%) Databricks
4 51 (3.35%) Google
5 47 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 21 (1.38%) VMware
7 20 (1.31%) Zend
8 17 (1.12%) Talend
9 16 (1.05%) IBM
9 16 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.98%) Informatica
11 13 (0.85%) Charles River
12 12 (0.79%) StreamSets
13 11 (0.72%) Solace
14 8 (0.52%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.52%) Facebook
14 8 (0.52%) Teradata
15 7 (0.46%) Confluent
15 7 (0.46%) Spotify
15 7 (0.46%) Yahoo!