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

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 278 427
Rank change year-on-year +40 +149 +313
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,775 1,888 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.23% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.75% 3.06% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 1,307 926
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £98,750 £95,625
UK median annual salary £72,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.70% -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 47,306 61,696 66,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.41% 40.17% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 39,342 51,399 55,037
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,825
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 October 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 October 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 +19 1,159 £80,000 +10.34% 234
South East +49 220 £57,500 -4.17% 34
North of England +68 144 £50,000 -28.57% 27
South West +73 120 £52,500 -4.55% 9
Yorkshire +74 110 £50,000 -9.09% 10
East of England +59 82 £52,500 -4.55% 16
Midlands +28 51 £60,000 +41.18% 8
West Midlands +38 35 £62,500 +56.25% 4
North West -3 24 £60,000 -14.29% 5
East Midlands +5 16 £52,500 +23.53% 4
North East +27 10 £45,412 -54.59% 12
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 995 (56.06%) Java
2 812 (45.75%) Docker
3 811 (45.69%) AWS
4 802 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
5 671 (37.80%) Apache Spark
6 666 (37.52%) Python
7 651 (36.68%) Kubernetes
8 589 (33.18%) Big Data
9 570 (32.11%) Microservices
10 544 (30.65%) DevOps
11 504 (28.39%) Linux
12 470 (26.48%) Software Engineering
13 456 (25.69%) Spring
14 413 (23.27%) SQL
15 407 (22.93%) Scala
16 376 (21.18%) Hadoop
17 374 (21.07%) Git (software)
18 361 (20.34%) GCP
19 344 (19.38%) Finance
20 341 (19.21%) MongoDB
21 320 (18.03%) Azure
22 314 (17.69%) TDD
23 306 (17.24%) Analytics
24 304 (17.13%) NoSQL
25 297 (16.73%) JavaScript
26 294 (16.56%) Scrum
27 288 (16.23%) Data Science
28 284 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
29 273 (15.38%) Spring Boot
30 270 (15.21%) Jenkins

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
1 671 (37.80%) Apache Spark
2 206 (11.61%) Elasticsearch
3 129 (7.27%) Apache
4 112 (6.31%) Confluence
5 67 (3.77%) OpenStack
6 55 (3.10%) Apache Airflow
7 38 (2.14%) Apache Pig
8 24 (1.35%) Luigi
9 23 (1.30%) nginx
10 21 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.62%) CloudStack
12 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.51%) JBoss
14 4 (0.23%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.23%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.17%) SAS
16 2 (0.11%) CICS
16 2 (0.11%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (0.39%) Gephi
2 6 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.056%) SPSS
4 1 (0.056%) Stata
4 1 (0.056%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.28%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.11%) Magento
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.056%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 811 (45.69%) AWS
2 361 (20.34%) GCP
3 320 (18.03%) Azure
4 101 (5.69%) Serverless
5 88 (4.96%) Amazon S3
5 88 (4.96%) OpenShift
6 74 (4.17%) SaaS
7 63 (3.55%) Amazon EMR
8 58 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
10 52 (2.93%) Amazon Kinesis
11 50 (2.82%) PaaS
12 46 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 41 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (2.03%) GitHub
15 34 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
16 28 (1.58%) Power Platform
17 27 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (1.18%) IaaS
19 20 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.82%) DNS
2 40 (2.25%) Internet
3 38 (2.14%) Firewall
3 38 (2.14%) HTTP
4 37 (2.08%) HTTPS
4 37 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.46%) VPN
6 24 (1.35%) DHCP
6 24 (1.35%) DMZ
7 8 (0.45%) SSL
8 7 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 7 (0.39%) MPLS
9 6 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.28%) AMQP
10 5 (0.28%) Network Security
11 4 (0.23%) Skype
12 3 (0.17%) LAN
12 3 (0.17%) MQTT
12 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (33.18%) Big Data
2 376 (21.18%) Hadoop
3 341 (19.21%) MongoDB
4 304 (17.13%) NoSQL
5 284 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 247 (13.92%) Apache Hive
7 234 (13.18%) PostgreSQL
8 151 (8.51%) MySQL
8 151 (8.51%) Redis
9 120 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
10 105 (5.92%) Relational Database
11 104 (5.86%) Impala
12 101 (5.69%) SQL Server
13 89 (5.01%) HBase
14 88 (4.96%) Amazon Redshift
15 69 (3.89%) Flink
16 67 (3.77%) BigQuery
17 62 (3.49%) Sqoop
18 53 (2.99%) Data Lake
19 51 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 374 (21.07%) Git (software)
2 270 (15.21%) Jenkins
3 225 (12.68%) JIRA
4 102 (5.75%) Cucumber
5 97 (5.46%) Selenium
6 85 (4.79%) Bitbucket
7 79 (4.45%) Maven
8 77 (4.34%) git-flow
9 65 (3.66%) webpack
10 60 (3.38%) JUnit
11 59 (3.32%) Gradle
12 51 (2.87%) Babel
13 45 (2.54%) Bitbucket Server
14 34 (1.92%) Artifactory
14 34 (1.92%) GitLab
15 31 (1.75%) JMeter
16 30 (1.69%) Subversion
17 26 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
18 25 (1.41%) TeamCity
19 18 (1.01%) Mockito
General
1 344 (19.38%) Finance
2 151 (8.51%) Retail
3 122 (6.87%) Banking
4 50 (2.82%) Games
4 50 (2.82%) Marketing
5 44 (2.48%) Law
6 39 (2.20%) Front Office
7 25 (1.41%) Advertising
8 18 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.90%) Publishing
10 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.62%) Legal
13 8 (0.45%) Local Government
13 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Automotive
16 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.23%) Public Sector
17 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 642 (36.17%) Developer
2 354 (19.94%) Java Developer
3 258 (14.54%) Data Engineer
4 190 (10.70%) Software Engineer
5 163 (9.18%) Senior Developer
6 132 (7.44%) Architect
7 131 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 123 (6.93%) Senior Java Developer
9 96 (5.41%) Java Engineer
10 84 (4.73%) Consultant
11 71 (4.00%) Scala Developer
12 68 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
13 66 (3.72%) React Developer
14 64 (3.61%) Big Data Engineer
15 62 (3.49%) Python Engineer
16 56 (3.15%) Data Architect
17 53 (2.99%) Software Developer
18 52 (2.93%) Data Scientist
19 50 (2.82%) Senior Data Engineer
20 48 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (25.69%) Spring
2 273 (15.38%) Spring Boot
3 257 (14.48%) React
4 222 (12.51%) Node.js
5 218 (12.28%) RabbitMQ
6 198 (11.15%) REST
7 180 (10.14%) Web Services
8 166 (9.35%) RESTful
9 139 (7.83%) AngularJS
10 120 (6.76%) .NET
11 103 (5.80%) Elastic Stack
12 86 (4.85%) JSON
13 78 (4.39%) CSS
14 73 (4.11%) HTML
15 68 (3.83%) Enzyme
16 62 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 62 (3.49%) Vue.js
17 59 (3.32%) GraphQL
18 58 (3.27%) Apache NiFi
19 57 (3.21%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (8.56%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (3.83%) Algorithms
4 56 (3.15%) Cloud Native
5 51 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (2.82%) User Experience
7 46 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 45 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 44 (2.48%) Data Structures
10 43 (2.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 42 (2.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 36 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
14 29 (1.63%) Data Centre
15 28 (1.58%) Public Cloud
15 28 (1.58%) Renewable Energy
16 27 (1.52%) Fixed Income
17 26 (1.46%) Cybercrime
18 20 (1.13%) Clustering
19 19 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 504 (28.39%) Linux
2 107 (6.03%) Windows
3 98 (5.52%) Unix
4 57 (3.21%) Android
5 56 (3.15%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.46%) CentOS
8 23 (1.30%) Solaris
9 19 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.23%) Debian
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.056%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.056%) Fedora
14 1 (0.056%) HPUX
14 1 (0.056%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (45.18%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (32.11%) Microservices
3 544 (30.65%) DevOps
4 470 (26.48%) Software Engineering
5 314 (17.69%) TDD
6 306 (17.24%) Analytics
7 294 (16.56%) Scrum
8 288 (16.23%) Data Science
9 262 (14.76%) Machine Learning
10 201 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
11 191 (10.76%) ETL
12 189 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
13 170 (9.58%) BDD
14 168 (9.46%) Data Engineering
15 167 (9.41%) Fintech
16 165 (9.30%) Test Automation
17 152 (8.56%) Mentoring
18 144 (8.11%) Open Source
19 141 (7.94%) Data Analytics
20 132 (7.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 995 (56.06%) Java
2 666 (37.52%) Python
3 413 (23.27%) SQL
4 407 (22.93%) Scala
5 297 (16.73%) JavaScript
6 248 (13.97%) Java 8
7 211 (11.89%) Go
8 138 (7.77%) Bash Shell
8 138 (7.77%) C
9 99 (5.58%) C#
10 84 (4.73%) C++
11 75 (4.23%) Kotlin
12 73 (4.11%) R
13 71 (4.00%) Perl
14 67 (3.77%) Ruby
15 65 (3.66%) TypeScript
16 64 (3.61%) ES6
17 58 (3.27%) ES7
18 44 (2.48%) Clojure
19 27 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 200 (11.27%) Degree
2 77 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 36 (2.03%) CCNA
5 36 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (2.03%) CISSP
5 36 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
5 36 (2.03%) GIAC
5 36 (2.03%) Linux+ Certification
5 36 (2.03%) MCSE
5 36 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
5 36 (2.03%) SANS
5 36 (2.03%) SSCP
6 27 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.35%) MCP
7 24 (1.35%) RHCE
8 19 (1.07%) PhD
9 16 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.21%) QA
2 32 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.69%) SLA
4 5 (0.28%) GDPR
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 812 (45.75%) Docker
2 86 (4.85%) Apache Flume
3 59 (3.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 46 (2.59%) HDFS
5 35 (1.97%) Active Directory
6 24 (1.35%) Firmware
6 24 (1.35%) NFS
7 10 (0.56%) Cronacle
8 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (0.28%) etcd
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.056%) KVM
11 1 (0.056%) Lustre
11 1 (0.056%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.056%) Squid
11 1 (0.056%) Varnish
11 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 651 (36.68%) Kubernetes
2 209 (11.77%) Ansible
3 197 (11.10%) Terraform
4 133 (7.49%) Puppet
5 130 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
6 111 (6.25%) Mesos
6 111 (6.25%) Oozie
7 99 (5.58%) Marathon
8 47 (2.65%) Hadoop YARN
9 42 (2.37%) Prometheus
10 35 (1.97%) Kibana
11 26 (1.46%) Grafana
11 26 (1.46%) Istio
12 25 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
13 24 (1.35%) Packer
14 21 (1.18%) linkerd
15 20 (1.13%) Control-M
16 19 (1.07%) logstash
17 18 (1.01%) Nagios
18 16 (0.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 200 (11.27%) Google
2 199 (11.21%) Oracle
3 94 (5.30%) Splunk
4 79 (4.45%) Microsoft
5 78 (4.39%) Cloudera
6 67 (3.77%) Hortonworks
7 54 (3.04%) Tableau
8 39 (2.20%) Informatica
9 37 (2.08%) IBM
10 28 (1.58%) SAP
10 28 (1.58%) Talend
11 27 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (1.52%) WorldPay
12 24 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.35%) Workday
13 22 (1.24%) Databricks
14 20 (1.13%) MapR
15 17 (0.96%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 17 (0.96%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.96%) VMware