Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 632 868
Rank change year-on-year +264 +236 +268
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,362 599 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 0.91% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,091 511 327
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £40,850
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £90,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%

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 66,421 65,826 75,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.76% 39.43% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 56,130 57,262 65,377
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +186 1,015 £70,000 -6.67% 232
South East +81 104 £70,000 +31.46% 28
South West +64 85 £50,000 -6.98% 13
North of England +71 80 £50,000 - 40
Yorkshire +76 51 £50,000 - 24
East of England +43 49 £67,500 +14.89% 21
North West +19 29 £44,000 -14.15% 16
Midlands +22 28 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands +20 17 £52,500 +5.00% 5
East Midlands +29 11 £46,250 -19.57% 2
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 835 (61.31%) Java
2 665 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
3 628 (46.11%) Apache Spark
4 524 (38.47%) Hadoop
5 518 (38.03%) Big Data
6 487 (35.76%) Python
7 424 (31.13%) Finance
8 419 (30.76%) SQL
9 405 (29.74%) Software Engineering
10 404 (29.66%) Amazon AWS
11 396 (29.07%) Docker
12 366 (26.87%) Scala
13 362 (26.58%) NoSQL
14 347 (25.48%) Microservices
15 328 (24.08%) TDD
16 323 (23.72%) Linux
17 313 (22.98%) DevOps
18 303 (22.25%) Apache Cassandra
19 291 (21.37%) Jenkins
20 284 (20.85%) Spring
21 274 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
21 274 (20.12%) MongoDB
22 251 (18.43%) Elasticsearch
23 245 (17.99%) Analytics
24 231 (16.96%) BDD
25 230 (16.89%) JavaScript
26 229 (16.81%) RabbitMQ
27 225 (16.52%) C#
28 217 (15.93%) Git (software)
29 208 (15.27%) 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
1 628 (46.11%) Apache Spark
2 251 (18.43%) Elasticsearch
3 160 (11.75%) Apache
4 63 (4.63%) Apache Solr
5 51 (3.74%) Tomcat
6 39 (2.86%) Apache Pig
7 38 (2.79%) Confluence
8 21 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 19 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
11 16 (1.17%) SAS
12 15 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 15 (1.10%) CMS
12 15 (1.10%) Liferay
12 15 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
13 12 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.81%) Alfresco
14 11 (0.81%) JBoss
15 9 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (0.59%) HipChat
2 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) RMDS
2 5 (0.37%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.073%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 404 (29.66%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (3.89%) Amazon Kinesis
4 51 (3.74%) GitHub
5 47 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (3.08%) Amazon S3
7 38 (2.79%) SaaS
8 35 (2.57%) PaaS
9 33 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (2.28%) IaaS
11 29 (2.13%) Serverless
12 28 (2.06%) Amazon EMR
13 26 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (1.32%) Datadog
15 17 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.95%) Google Play
17 11 (0.81%) OpenShift
18 8 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
19 7 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.69%) AMQP
2 21 (1.54%) Firewall
3 20 (1.47%) HTTP
4 18 (1.32%) Kerberos
5 15 (1.10%) Internet
5 15 (1.10%) SSL
6 14 (1.03%) DNS
7 13 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.81%) VPN
9 9 (0.66%) ICMP
10 6 (0.44%) Multicast
11 4 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.22%) LAN
12 3 (0.22%) WAN
13 2 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
13 2 (0.15%) FTP
13 2 (0.15%) GSM
13 2 (0.15%) MQTT
13 2 (0.15%) SAN
13 2 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (38.47%) Hadoop
2 518 (38.03%) Big Data
3 362 (26.58%) NoSQL
4 303 (22.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 274 (20.12%) MongoDB
6 184 (13.51%) HBase
7 174 (12.78%) Apache Hive
8 152 (11.16%) Relational Database
9 151 (11.09%) MySQL
10 135 (9.91%) SQL Server
11 127 (9.32%) Redis
12 115 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
13 91 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
14 80 (5.87%) Amazon Redshift
15 79 (5.80%) Impala
16 66 (4.85%) Neo4j
17 65 (4.77%) RDBMS
18 64 (4.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 57 (4.19%) Flink
20 37 (2.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 291 (21.37%) Jenkins
2 217 (15.93%) Git (software)
3 135 (9.91%) Maven
4 112 (8.22%) JIRA
5 97 (7.12%) Cucumber
6 89 (6.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 56 (4.11%) Subversion
8 54 (3.96%) JUnit
9 53 (3.89%) Gradle
10 41 (3.01%) Vagrant
11 36 (2.64%) Selenium
12 33 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 29 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (1.91%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.32%) Artifactory
16 17 (1.25%) Codeception
16 17 (1.25%) SonarQube
17 15 (1.10%) FitNesse
17 15 (1.10%) Mockito
General
1 424 (31.13%) Finance
2 202 (14.83%) Banking
3 92 (6.75%) Front Office
4 90 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 88 (6.46%) Telecoms
6 65 (4.77%) Games
7 55 (4.04%) Retail
7 55 (4.04%) Retail Banking
8 53 (3.89%) Marketing
9 36 (2.64%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.20%) Online Betting
11 26 (1.91%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.69%) Electronics
13 20 (1.47%) Advertising
14 12 (0.88%) Legal
15 8 (0.59%) Publishing
16 4 (0.29%) Military
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 2 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
18 1 (0.073%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 514 (37.74%) Developer
2 258 (18.94%) Java Developer
3 200 (14.68%) Software Engineer
4 191 (14.02%) Data Engineer
5 117 (8.59%) Big Data Engineer
6 110 (8.08%) Senior Developer
7 106 (7.78%) Architect
8 90 (6.61%) Java Engineer
9 74 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 70 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 64 (4.70%) Scala Developer
12 58 (4.26%) Big Data Developer
13 57 (4.19%) Software Developer
14 56 (4.11%) Java Software Engineer
15 54 (3.96%) Data Architect
16 51 (3.74%) C# Developer
17 41 (3.01%) Hadoop Engineer
17 41 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
18 39 (2.86%) SQL Developer
19 37 (2.72%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (20.85%) Spring
2 229 (16.81%) RabbitMQ
3 166 (12.19%) RESTful
4 157 (11.53%) AngularJS
5 156 (11.45%) REST
6 153 (11.23%) Web Services
7 147 (10.79%) Node.js
8 133 (9.77%) React
9 123 (9.03%) .NET
10 97 (7.12%) Hibernate
11 95 (6.98%) HTML
12 82 (6.02%) JSON
13 75 (5.51%) Akka
14 70 (5.14%) CSS
15 69 (5.07%) Spring Boot
16 66 (4.85%) Spark Streaming
17 59 (4.33%) ActiveMQ
18 52 (3.82%) Elastic Stack
19 49 (3.60%) HTML5
20 48 (3.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 185 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 137 (10.06%) Algorithms
3 129 (9.47%) Fintech
4 107 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
5 105 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (3.96%) Derivative
7 41 (3.01%) Data Structures
8 38 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 36 (2.64%) Equities
10 33 (2.42%) Online Games
11 31 (2.28%) Fixed Income
11 31 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (2.20%) Data Centre
12 30 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
12 30 (2.20%) Over-the-Top Content
13 24 (1.76%) User Experience
14 22 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.47%) Public Cloud
16 19 (1.40%) Virtual Team
17 18 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 323 (23.72%) Linux
2 137 (10.06%) Unix
3 29 (2.13%) Ubuntu
4 22 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.54%) Android
6 16 (1.17%) CentOS
7 11 (0.81%) Windows
8 10 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.51%) SUSE
10 5 (0.37%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.15%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.15%) openSUSE
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.073%) AIX
12 1 (0.073%) Debian
12 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.073%) VMS
12 1 (0.073%) VyOS
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (29.74%) Software Engineering
3 347 (25.48%) Microservices
4 328 (24.08%) TDD
5 313 (22.98%) DevOps
6 274 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
7 245 (17.99%) Analytics
8 231 (16.96%) BDD
9 208 (15.27%) Machine Learning
10 196 (14.39%) Scrum
11 192 (14.10%) Open Source
12 155 (11.38%) Test Automation
13 145 (10.65%) OO
14 106 (7.78%) E-Commerce
15 100 (7.34%) Mentoring
16 83 (6.09%) ETL
17 82 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (6.02%) Visualisation
18 76 (5.58%) Multithreading
19 75 (5.51%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 835 (61.31%) Java
2 487 (35.76%) Python
3 419 (30.76%) SQL
4 366 (26.87%) Scala
5 230 (16.89%) JavaScript
6 225 (16.52%) C#
7 101 (7.42%) Bash Shell
8 96 (7.05%) C++
9 91 (6.68%) Ruby
10 89 (6.53%) Go
11 59 (4.33%) PHP
12 51 (3.74%) F#
13 49 (3.60%) R
14 36 (2.64%) Groovy
15 31 (2.28%) Clojure
15 31 (2.28%) ES6
16 25 (1.84%) Perl
17 21 (1.54%) C
18 19 (1.40%) GraphQL
18 19 (1.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 179 (13.14%) Degree
2 91 (6.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (2.20%) PhD
4 25 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 14 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.29%) RHCE
10 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.073%) CCNA
12 1 (0.073%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.073%) MCSD
12 1 (0.073%) MCTS
12 1 (0.073%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.073%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.85%) QA
2 31 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.81%) MiFID
4 5 (0.37%) SEPA
5 4 (0.29%) GCP
6 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.15%) EMIR
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 396 (29.07%) Docker
2 89 (6.53%) Apache Flume
3 88 (6.46%) HDFS
4 41 (3.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.29%) LXC
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) iptables
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.15%) MapR-FS
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.073%) Corosync
8 1 (0.073%) Gluster
8 1 (0.073%) GridGain
8 1 (0.073%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 141 (10.35%) Ansible
1 141 (10.35%) Kubernetes
2 113 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (7.71%) Puppet
4 74 (5.43%) Terraform
5 59 (4.33%) Hadoop YARN
6 39 (2.86%) Mesos
7 28 (2.06%) Oozie
8 25 (1.84%) Kibana
9 22 (1.62%) Grafana
9 22 (1.62%) logstash
9 22 (1.62%) Nagios
10 20 (1.47%) Prometheus
11 14 (1.03%) Cobbler
11 14 (1.03%) Consul
12 12 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (0.81%) Graphite
13 11 (0.81%) TeamSite
14 9 (0.66%) Ambari
15 8 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 182 (13.36%) Oracle
2 117 (8.59%) Google
3 102 (7.49%) Cloudera
4 81 (5.95%) Hortonworks
5 73 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 42 (3.08%) IBM
7 41 (3.01%) MapR
8 33 (2.42%) Tableau
9 32 (2.35%) SAP
10 26 (1.91%) Splunk
11 25 (1.84%) RedGate
12 20 (1.47%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.40%) Twitter
14 18 (1.32%) Apple
15 17 (1.25%) Adobe
15 17 (1.25%) Talend
16 15 (1.10%) Informatica
17 14 (1.03%) HP
17 14 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (1.03%) Teradata