Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 231 291
Rank change year-on-year +48 +60 +166
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,138 1,933 1,880
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.46% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.57% 3.88% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,000 1,599 1,365
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £111,375 £106,500 £100,000
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 24,887 49,863 64,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.90% 37.73% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20,830 41,470 54,169
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
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 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +35 826 £80,000 - 115
South East +90 115 £60,000 - 17
North of England +98 72 £55,000 +10.00% 33
Midlands +134 71 £57,500 -4.17% 5
West Midlands +101 40 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Yorkshire +65 39 £57,500 +15.00% 15
North West +107 33 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South West +34 32 £46,500 -15.45% 4
East Midlands +79 31 £57,500 +4.55% 2
East of England +65 20 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 601 (52.81%) Java
2 531 (46.66%) AWS
3 503 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
4 411 (36.12%) Python
5 405 (35.59%) Docker
6 387 (34.01%) Microservices
7 381 (33.48%) Kubernetes
8 336 (29.53%) Apache Spark
9 321 (28.21%) Big Data
10 306 (26.89%) DevOps
11 287 (25.22%) Hadoop
12 285 (25.04%) Scala
13 282 (24.78%) SQL
13 282 (24.78%) Finance
14 254 (22.32%) Azure
15 246 (21.62%) NoSQL
16 243 (21.35%) Software Engineering
17 235 (20.65%) TDD
18 185 (16.26%) Linux
18 185 (16.26%) Apache Cassandra
19 183 (16.08%) JavaScript
20 172 (15.11%) MongoDB
21 167 (14.67%) GCP
22 166 (14.59%) Analytics
23 160 (14.06%) SQL Server
24 158 (13.88%) Degree
24 158 (13.88%) RabbitMQ
25 151 (13.27%) Scrum
26 150 (13.18%) Spring
27 146 (12.83%) Machine Learning

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
1 336 (29.53%) Apache Spark
2 129 (11.34%) Elasticsearch
3 107 (9.40%) Apache
4 53 (4.66%) Apache Airflow
5 51 (4.48%) Confluence
6 22 (1.93%) Apache Solr
7 19 (1.67%) Luigi
8 16 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.32%) CMS
10 14 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.05%) nginx
12 9 (0.79%) Jupyter
13 8 (0.70%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.62%) JBoss
15 6 (0.53%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.53%) Tornado
15 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.53%) WildFly
16 5 (0.44%) Camunda
16 5 (0.44%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.18%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Eikon
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.088%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.088%) Ripple
3 1 (0.088%) Salerio
3 1 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 531 (46.66%) AWS
2 254 (22.32%) Azure
3 167 (14.67%) GCP
4 100 (8.79%) Serverless
5 75 (6.59%) SaaS
6 62 (5.45%) Amazon S3
7 52 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (4.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 47 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (3.95%) Amazon EMR
11 35 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
11 35 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 24 (2.11%) PaaS
14 23 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
14 23 (2.02%) GitHub
15 22 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
17 18 (1.58%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 18 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.08%) HTTP
2 24 (2.11%) Firewall
3 13 (1.14%) MQTT
4 12 (1.05%) FTP
5 9 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.70%) AMQP
7 7 (0.62%) Internet
7 7 (0.62%) SSL
8 6 (0.53%) DNS
9 5 (0.44%) VPN
10 4 (0.35%) Network Security
11 3 (0.26%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.26%) Modbus
11 3 (0.26%) Profibus
11 3 (0.26%) RS-232
11 3 (0.26%) RS-485
11 3 (0.26%) Skype
12 2 (0.18%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (28.21%) Big Data
2 287 (25.22%) Hadoop
3 246 (21.62%) NoSQL
4 185 (16.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 172 (15.11%) MongoDB
6 160 (14.06%) SQL Server
7 128 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
8 98 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
9 91 (8.00%) Data Lake
10 84 (7.38%) Relational Database
11 75 (6.59%) Amazon Redshift
11 75 (6.59%) Flink
12 69 (6.06%) Apache Hive
13 67 (5.89%) HBase
14 64 (5.62%) Redis
15 58 (5.10%) BigQuery
16 54 (4.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 54 (4.75%) MySQL
17 51 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 49 (4.31%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 127 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 98 (8.61%) Jenkins
3 84 (7.38%) JIRA
4 44 (3.87%) Maven
5 24 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (2.02%) JUnit
7 22 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.76%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (1.67%) CircleCI
9 19 (1.67%) Selenium
10 18 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.49%) Artifactory
12 16 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.23%) NUnit
13 14 (1.23%) Subversion
14 13 (1.14%) ERwin
14 13 (1.14%) Gradle
14 13 (1.14%) PowerDesigner
15 12 (1.05%) GitLab
General
1 282 (24.78%) Finance
2 104 (9.14%) Banking
3 48 (4.22%) Games
4 38 (3.34%) Marketing
5 25 (2.20%) Front Office
6 20 (1.76%) Advertising
7 17 (1.49%) Retail
8 16 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.32%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.14%) Back Office
10 13 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.62%) Law
14 4 (0.35%) Billing
14 4 (0.35%) Legal
15 3 (0.26%) Electronics
15 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 441 (38.75%) Developer
2 231 (20.30%) Data Engineer
3 211 (18.54%) Java Developer
4 108 (9.49%) Architect
5 87 (7.64%) Senior Developer
6 85 (7.47%) Software Engineer
7 68 (5.98%) Data Architect
8 58 (5.10%) Java Engineer
9 56 (4.92%) Senior Data Engineer
10 53 (4.66%) AWS Engineer
11 52 (4.57%) Big Data Engineer
11 52 (4.57%) Scala Developer
12 49 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
13 47 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
14 45 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
15 37 (3.25%) Cloud Engineer
16 33 (2.90%) Python Engineer
17 32 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
18 29 (2.55%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 28 (2.46%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (13.88%) RabbitMQ
2 150 (13.18%) Spring
3 136 (11.95%) Node.js
4 128 (11.25%) Spring Boot
5 127 (11.16%) .NET
6 111 (9.75%) React
7 108 (9.49%) REST
8 102 (8.96%) AngularJS
9 83 (7.29%) Web Services
10 70 (6.15%) HTML
11 62 (5.45%) CSS
12 59 (5.18%) .NET Core
13 55 (4.83%) Apache NiFi
13 55 (4.83%) React Native
13 55 (4.83%) RESTful
14 51 (4.48%) JSON
15 49 (4.31%) Redux
16 48 (4.22%) Akka
17 46 (4.04%) ActiveMQ
18 39 (3.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (5.54%) Data Structures
3 63 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 54 (4.75%) Algorithms
5 53 (4.66%) Cloud Native
6 52 (4.57%) Hedge funds
7 38 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 36 (3.16%) Equities
9 31 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (2.64%) Management Information System
11 28 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.93%) User Experience
13 20 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.49%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.32%) Reference Data
16 13 (1.14%) Fixed Income
17 9 (0.79%) Life Science
17 9 (0.79%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 185 (16.26%) Linux
2 40 (3.51%) Windows
3 26 (2.28%) CentOS
4 23 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.41%) Unix
6 11 (0.97%) Android
7 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.44%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.18%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.088%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (34.01%) Microservices
3 306 (26.89%) DevOps
4 243 (21.35%) Software Engineering
5 235 (20.65%) TDD
6 166 (14.59%) Analytics
7 151 (13.27%) Scrum
8 146 (12.83%) Machine Learning
9 139 (12.21%) Computer Science
10 135 (11.86%) Fintech
11 116 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
12 113 (9.93%) Test Automation
13 112 (9.84%) Data Science
14 110 (9.67%) OO
15 104 (9.14%) ETL
16 102 (8.96%) Open Source
17 98 (8.61%) Artificial Intelligence
17 98 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
18 94 (8.26%) Multithreading
19 91 (8.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 601 (52.81%) Java
2 411 (36.12%) Python
3 285 (25.04%) Scala
4 282 (24.78%) SQL
5 183 (16.08%) JavaScript
6 125 (10.98%) C#
7 89 (7.82%) Java 8
8 88 (7.73%) Go
9 77 (6.77%) Kotlin
10 62 (5.45%) C++
11 39 (3.43%) Clojure
12 38 (3.34%) Ruby
13 36 (3.16%) C
14 35 (3.08%) R
15 34 (2.99%) TypeScript
16 30 (2.64%) PHP
17 29 (2.55%) Bash Shell
18 23 (2.02%) PL/SQL
19 22 (1.93%) Perl
19 22 (1.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (13.88%) Degree
2 116 (10.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.25%) Master's Degree
5 33 (2.90%) AWS Certification
6 31 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.53%) PhD
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.35%) CISSP
9 4 (0.35%) ISEB
9 4 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.26%) MBA
10 3 (0.26%) SANS
10 3 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.54%) QA
2 21 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.62%) GDPR
4 2 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 405 (35.59%) Docker
2 44 (3.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 34 (2.99%) HDFS
4 11 (0.97%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.35%) Varnish
8 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.26%) vSphere
9 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 381 (33.48%) Kubernetes
2 123 (10.81%) Terraform
3 89 (7.82%) Ansible
4 28 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.20%) Puppet
6 24 (2.11%) Kibana
7 23 (2.02%) Prometheus
8 20 (1.76%) Mesos
9 15 (1.32%) Marathon
10 13 (1.14%) Netcool
10 13 (1.14%) Opsview
10 13 (1.14%) Salt
11 11 (0.97%) Oozie
12 9 (0.79%) Grafana
12 9 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.79%) logstash
13 7 (0.62%) Rancher
14 6 (0.53%) Kubeflow
15 3 (0.26%) Cobbler
15 3 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 113 (9.93%) Oracle
2 70 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.66%) Google
4 38 (3.34%) Databricks
5 32 (2.81%) Red Hat
5 32 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 31 (2.72%) Tableau
7 26 (2.28%) Splunk
8 25 (2.20%) Talend
9 22 (1.93%) IBM
10 14 (1.23%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.23%) Facebook
10 14 (1.23%) Informatica
11 13 (1.14%) AppDynamics
11 13 (1.14%) Dynatrace
11 13 (1.14%) SevOne
11 13 (1.14%) TOWER Software
12 11 (0.97%) Ab Initio
12 11 (0.97%) Confluent
13 10 (0.88%) Atlassian