Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 228 323
Rank change year-on-year +16 +95 +226
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,725 2,084 1,625
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.52% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.04% 3.85% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,457 1,694 1,324
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +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 42,719 54,119 67,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.01% 39.35% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 35,407 44,764 57,526
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,952
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +17 1,255 £80,000 +6.67% 283
South East +35 204 £60,000 - 34
North of England -12 79 £55,000 - 23
Midlands +72 74 £55,000 +41.94% 18
East of England +76 56 £75,000 +15.38% 13
South West -6 54 £50,000 -16.67% 13
Yorkshire +33 47 £55,000 - 11
East Midlands +39 40 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands +51 34 £60,000 +118.18% 11
North West -24 32 £50,000 -23.08% 10
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 961 (55.71%) Java
2 789 (45.74%) AWS
3 773 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
4 623 (36.12%) Docker
5 609 (35.30%) Kubernetes
6 608 (35.25%) Python
7 555 (32.17%) Microservices
7 555 (32.17%) Apache Spark
8 523 (30.32%) DevOps
9 495 (28.70%) Big Data
10 463 (26.84%) Finance
11 454 (26.32%) SQL
12 451 (26.14%) Scala
13 440 (25.51%) Software Engineering
14 400 (23.19%) TDD
15 370 (21.45%) Hadoop
16 362 (20.99%) Azure
17 360 (20.87%) Linux
18 316 (18.32%) Analytics
19 308 (17.86%) Spring
20 304 (17.62%) NoSQL
21 292 (16.93%) GCP
22 290 (16.81%) Data Science
23 287 (16.64%) Git (software)
24 270 (15.65%) Apache Cassandra
25 257 (14.90%) RabbitMQ
26 232 (13.45%) Machine Learning
27 229 (13.28%) Scrum
28 221 (12.81%) Java 8
29 220 (12.75%) MongoDB

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
1 555 (32.17%) Apache Spark
2 165 (9.57%) Elasticsearch
3 118 (6.84%) Apache
4 80 (4.64%) Apache Airflow
5 47 (2.72%) Apache Solr
6 42 (2.43%) Confluence
7 38 (2.20%) Luigi
8 34 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 17 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.75%) NServiceBus
12 12 (0.70%) JBoss
12 12 (0.70%) nginx
13 11 (0.64%) WildFly
14 9 (0.52%) DataSynapse
15 8 (0.46%) Mule
16 7 (0.41%) Camunda
16 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.35%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.35%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Gephi
2 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.87%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.12%) Eikon
4 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.058%) Ripple
5 1 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 789 (45.74%) AWS
2 362 (20.99%) Azure
3 292 (16.93%) GCP
4 106 (6.14%) Amazon S3
5 90 (5.22%) Amazon Kinesis
6 86 (4.99%) Serverless
7 76 (4.41%) SaaS
8 67 (3.88%) Amazon EMR
9 62 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
10 50 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
11 49 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
12 46 (2.67%) OpenShift
13 40 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (1.62%) GitHub
15 27 (1.57%) Power Platform
16 23 (1.33%) Slack
17 19 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
18 17 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
19 16 (0.93%) Boomi
19 16 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.74%) HTTP
2 21 (1.22%) DNS
3 16 (0.93%) SSL
4 14 (0.81%) Firewall
4 14 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.70%) MQTT
6 10 (0.58%) Calico
7 9 (0.52%) Internet
7 9 (0.52%) Network Security
8 7 (0.41%) FTP
8 7 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.29%) AMQP
10 4 (0.23%) DHCP
10 4 (0.23%) DMZ
10 4 (0.23%) VPN
11 3 (0.17%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.17%) MPLS
11 3 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (28.70%) Big Data
2 370 (21.45%) Hadoop
3 304 (17.62%) NoSQL
4 270 (15.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 220 (12.75%) MongoDB
6 216 (12.52%) PostgreSQL
7 205 (11.88%) SQL Server
8 166 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
9 143 (8.29%) Redis
10 140 (8.12%) Apache Hive
11 134 (7.77%) Amazon Redshift
12 130 (7.54%) Relational Database
13 102 (5.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 101 (5.86%) MySQL
15 85 (4.93%) BigQuery
16 78 (4.52%) Data Lake
17 75 (4.35%) Neo4j
18 74 (4.29%) HBase
19 66 (3.83%) Flink
20 60 (3.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 287 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 177 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 101 (5.86%) JIRA
4 81 (4.70%) Maven
5 65 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 58 (3.36%) JUnit
7 47 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 44 (2.55%) NUnit
9 41 (2.38%) Gradle
9 41 (2.38%) Jasmine
9 41 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
10 39 (2.26%) GitLab
11 34 (1.97%) Bitbucket
11 34 (1.97%) CircleCI
12 28 (1.62%) Artifactory
13 25 (1.45%) TeamCity
14 24 (1.39%) Cypress.io
15 17 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (0.99%) Selenium
16 16 (0.93%) git-flow
General
1 463 (26.84%) Finance
2 154 (8.93%) Banking
3 57 (3.30%) Games
4 39 (2.26%) Front Office
5 36 (2.09%) Marketing
6 35 (2.03%) Retail
7 24 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.04%) Advertising
10 13 (0.75%) Law
11 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.70%) Legal
12 11 (0.64%) Back Office
13 10 (0.58%) Automotive
14 9 (0.52%) Public Sector
15 8 (0.46%) Online Betting
16 7 (0.41%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.35%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.23%) Billing
18 4 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 627 (36.35%) Developer
2 335 (19.42%) Data Engineer
3 329 (19.07%) Java Developer
4 196 (11.36%) Architect
5 167 (9.68%) Software Engineer
6 143 (8.29%) Senior Developer
7 137 (7.94%) Java Engineer
8 118 (6.84%) Data Architect
9 101 (5.86%) Java Software Engineer
10 95 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
11 79 (4.58%) Scala Developer
12 69 (4.00%) Senior Data Engineer
13 65 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
14 62 (3.59%) Software Developer
15 56 (3.25%) Senior Software Engineer
16 54 (3.13%) Senior Java Engineer
17 51 (2.96%) Big Data Architect
17 51 (2.96%) Big Data Engineer
18 47 (2.72%) AWS Engineer
19 46 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (17.86%) Spring
2 257 (14.90%) RabbitMQ
3 203 (11.77%) RESTful
4 202 (11.71%) REST
5 189 (10.96%) Spring Boot
6 171 (9.91%) Node.js
7 159 (9.22%) Web Services
8 157 (9.10%) React
9 147 (8.52%) .NET
10 102 (5.91%) HTML
11 100 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 89 (5.16%) CSS
13 81 (4.70%) .NET Core
14 69 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
15 68 (3.94%) React Native
16 57 (3.30%) Redux
17 53 (3.07%) Hibernate
18 52 (3.01%) Apache NiFi
19 51 (2.96%) Akka
20 49 (2.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 168 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (4.87%) Data Structures
4 62 (3.59%) Algorithms
5 61 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (3.30%) Cloud Native
7 56 (3.25%) Mobile App
8 47 (2.72%) Public Cloud
9 45 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
10 43 (2.49%) Hedge funds
10 43 (2.49%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (1.97%) User Experience
12 18 (1.04%) PKI
13 15 (0.87%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.81%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.75%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 11 (0.64%) Online Games
18 9 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 360 (20.87%) Linux
2 72 (4.17%) Unix
3 57 (3.30%) Android
4 55 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.19%) Windows
5 51 (2.96%) Mac OS X
6 27 (1.57%) CentOS
7 9 (0.52%) Kali Linux
8 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.35%) Solaris
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.058%) AIX
12 1 (0.058%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 555 (32.17%) Microservices
3 523 (30.32%) DevOps
4 440 (25.51%) Software Engineering
5 400 (23.19%) TDD
6 316 (18.32%) Analytics
7 290 (16.81%) Data Science
8 232 (13.45%) Machine Learning
9 229 (13.28%) Scrum
10 214 (12.41%) Fintech
11 205 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
12 195 (11.30%) ETL
13 172 (9.97%) Computer Science
13 172 (9.97%) Data Engineering
14 153 (8.87%) Data Modelling
15 147 (8.52%) Open Source
16 145 (8.41%) BDD
17 129 (7.48%) Test Automation
18 128 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
19 127 (7.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 961 (55.71%) Java
2 608 (35.25%) Python
3 454 (26.32%) SQL
4 451 (26.14%) Scala
5 221 (12.81%) Java 8
6 195 (11.30%) JavaScript
7 150 (8.70%) C#
8 141 (8.17%) Go
9 139 (8.06%) C++
10 129 (7.48%) Kotlin
11 92 (5.33%) Bash Shell
12 86 (4.99%) Ruby
13 69 (4.00%) C
14 65 (3.77%) TypeScript
15 60 (3.48%) Clojure
16 41 (2.38%) PHP
17 40 (2.32%) Apple Swift
18 39 (2.26%) Shell Script
19 30 (1.74%) Perl
20 28 (1.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 171 (9.91%) Degree
2 86 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 31 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.33%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.99%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.93%) PhD
9 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.70%) CISSP
11 11 (0.64%) SANS
12 10 (0.58%) CCNA
12 10 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (0.58%) GIAC
12 10 (0.58%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (0.58%) MCSE
12 10 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 10 (0.58%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.94%) QA
2 39 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.33%) GDPR
4 7 (0.41%) SLA
5 5 (0.29%) MiFID
6 1 (0.058%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.058%) EMIR
6 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 623 (36.12%) Docker
2 81 (4.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 46 (2.67%) Apache Flume
4 41 (2.38%) HDFS
5 12 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.23%) Firmware
7 4 (0.23%) NFS
7 4 (0.23%) zsh
8 3 (0.17%) Varnish
9 2 (0.12%) Lustre
9 2 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) Xen
10 1 (0.058%) Alluxio
10 1 (0.058%) Ceph
10 1 (0.058%) etcd
10 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 609 (35.30%) Kubernetes
2 189 (10.96%) Ansible
3 183 (10.61%) Terraform
4 81 (4.70%) Puppet
5 56 (3.25%) Mesos
6 54 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 53 (3.07%) Oozie
8 48 (2.78%) Prometheus
9 47 (2.72%) Grafana
10 45 (2.61%) Salt
11 44 (2.55%) Marathon
12 23 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
13 17 (0.99%) Kubeflow
14 15 (0.87%) Kibana
15 12 (0.70%) Istio
15 12 (0.70%) Rancher
16 10 (0.58%) Nagios
17 9 (0.52%) Nessus
17 9 (0.52%) Nmap
17 9 (0.52%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 175 (10.14%) Oracle
2 149 (8.64%) Google
3 82 (4.75%) Tableau
4 55 (3.19%) Talend
5 54 (3.13%) Informatica
6 53 (3.07%) Microsoft
7 28 (1.62%) IBM
8 27 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 27 (1.57%) Splunk
9 23 (1.33%) TIBCO
10 22 (1.28%) MuleSoft
11 21 (1.22%) Databricks
12 18 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 18 (1.04%) FIS
12 18 (1.04%) WorldPay
13 17 (0.99%) Ab Initio
14 16 (0.93%) Dell
15 14 (0.81%) Facebook
16 13 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.75%) Workday