Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 420 737
Rank change year-on-year +144 +317 +234
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,867 1,226 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 0.75% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.05% 1.86% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,296 925 436
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +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 61,203 65,991 70,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.17% 40.34% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50,969 54,989 61,672
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +108 1,334 £72,500 +3.57% 271
South East +61 210 £60,000 -7.69% 30
North of England +72 107 £70,000 +33.33% 23
East of England +62 83 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Midlands +73 71 £42,500 -19.05% 19
North West +39 65 £70,000 +33.33% 11
South West +5 61 £55,000 - 17
Yorkshire +18 41 £55,000 +4.76% 11
West Midlands +57 37 £40,000 -23.81% 4
East Midlands +22 34 £42,500 -15.00% 15
North East - 3 £100,000 - 1
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 1,136 (60.85%) Java
2 928 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
3 888 (47.56%) Big Data
4 842 (45.10%) Apache Spark
5 774 (41.46%) Hadoop
6 686 (36.74%) Python
7 605 (32.40%) SQL
8 581 (31.12%) Amazon AWS
9 556 (29.78%) Scala
10 539 (28.87%) NoSQL
11 522 (27.96%) Microservices
12 492 (26.35%) Finance
13 484 (25.92%) Docker
14 449 (24.05%) Software Engineering
15 434 (23.25%) DevOps
16 420 (22.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 402 (21.53%) Linux
18 389 (20.84%) Analytics
19 375 (20.09%) MongoDB
20 372 (19.93%) Apache Hive
20 372 (19.93%) Spring
21 369 (19.76%) TDD
22 348 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
23 343 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
24 316 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
25 306 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
26 304 (16.28%) Open Source
27 296 (15.85%) Degree
28 290 (15.53%) JavaScript
29 281 (15.05%) RESTful

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
1 842 (45.10%) Apache Spark
2 348 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
3 217 (11.62%) Apache
4 95 (5.09%) Apache Pig
5 67 (3.59%) Apache Solr
6 54 (2.89%) Confluence
7 47 (2.52%) SAS
8 24 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (0.86%) CloudStack
11 13 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.70%) CMS
12 11 (0.59%) JBoss
12 11 (0.59%) nginx
13 10 (0.54%) GemFire
13 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.37%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) SPSS
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.27%) Actimize
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.054%) Magento
4 1 (0.054%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 581 (31.12%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (6.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 81 (4.34%) PaaS
5 79 (4.23%) Serverless
6 76 (4.07%) GitHub
7 73 (3.91%) Amazon EMR
8 65 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (3.16%) Amazon S3
10 52 (2.79%) Amazon Kinesis
11 51 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
12 48 (2.57%) SaaS
13 45 (2.41%) Slack
14 35 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
15 26 (1.39%) IaaS
16 22 (1.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 19 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
17 19 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
18 16 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.64%) HTTP
2 38 (2.04%) Internet
3 27 (1.45%) Firewall
4 23 (1.23%) DNS
5 19 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.96%) Kerberos
6 18 (0.96%) SSL
7 16 (0.86%) AMQP
8 13 (0.70%) VPN
9 7 (0.37%) VLAN
10 6 (0.32%) Extranet
10 6 (0.32%) WAN
11 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.21%) LAN
12 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.16%) FTP
12 3 (0.16%) Intranet
12 3 (0.16%) SMS
13 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 888 (47.56%) Big Data
2 774 (41.46%) Hadoop
3 539 (28.87%) NoSQL
4 420 (22.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 375 (20.09%) MongoDB
6 372 (19.93%) Apache Hive
7 212 (11.36%) HBase
8 199 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
9 196 (10.50%) Data Warehouse
10 183 (9.80%) Relational Database
11 171 (9.16%) MySQL
12 151 (8.09%) Redis
13 142 (7.61%) SQL Server
14 141 (7.55%) Impala
15 121 (6.48%) Amazon Redshift
16 107 (5.73%) Flink
17 103 (5.52%) Power BI
18 94 (5.03%) Data Lake
19 77 (4.12%) RDBMS
20 70 (3.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 255 (13.66%) Jenkins
2 245 (13.12%) Git (software)
3 123 (6.59%) JIRA
4 100 (5.36%) Maven
5 86 (4.61%) JUnit
6 65 (3.48%) Gradle
7 53 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 53 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.20%) Selenium
9 40 (2.14%) Subversion
10 39 (2.09%) GitLab
11 38 (2.04%) CircleCI
12 36 (1.93%) TeamCity
13 35 (1.87%) Eclipse
14 34 (1.82%) GoCD
15 33 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (1.29%) NUnit
17 22 (1.18%) EasyMock
17 22 (1.18%) Jasmine
General
1 492 (26.35%) Finance
2 264 (14.14%) Banking
3 185 (9.91%) Investment Banking
4 168 (9.00%) Games
5 152 (8.14%) Retail
6 123 (6.59%) Financial Institution
7 102 (5.46%) Telecoms
8 73 (3.91%) Marketing
9 64 (3.43%) Front Office
10 37 (1.98%) Electronics
11 30 (1.61%) Automotive
12 26 (1.39%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.34%) Advertising
14 16 (0.86%) Law
15 11 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.48%) Military
17 5 (0.27%) Online Betting
17 5 (0.27%) Publishing
18 3 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 823 (44.08%) Developer
2 369 (19.76%) Java Developer
3 264 (14.14%) Data Engineer
4 183 (9.80%) Architect
5 164 (8.78%) Senior Developer
6 162 (8.68%) Big Data Engineer
7 155 (8.30%) Software Engineer
8 115 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 113 (6.05%) Big Data Developer
10 104 (5.57%) Scala Developer
11 91 (4.87%) Data Architect
11 91 (4.87%) Java Engineer
12 85 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
13 65 (3.48%) Hadoop Engineer
14 63 (3.37%) Senior Data Engineer
15 57 (3.05%) Data Scientist
16 55 (2.95%) .NET Developer
17 53 (2.84%) C# Developer
17 53 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
18 52 (2.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (19.93%) Spring
2 281 (15.05%) RESTful
3 270 (14.46%) RabbitMQ
4 253 (13.55%) Web Services
5 244 (13.07%) AngularJS
6 189 (10.12%) Node.js
7 185 (9.91%) .NET
8 182 (9.75%) React
9 176 (9.43%) REST
10 157 (8.41%) HTML
11 133 (7.12%) HTML5
11 133 (7.12%) Spring Boot
12 120 (6.43%) Akka
13 107 (5.73%) Middleware
14 104 (5.57%) JSON
15 102 (5.46%) ActiveMQ
16 97 (5.20%) Hibernate
16 97 (5.20%) JMS
16 97 (5.20%) Spark Streaming
17 88 (4.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 208 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (10.39%) Computer Science
3 167 (8.94%) Fintech
4 143 (7.66%) Algorithms
5 130 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
6 111 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
7 96 (5.14%) Data Structures
8 73 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
8 73 (3.91%) User Experience
9 46 (2.46%) Fixed Income
10 44 (2.36%) Derivative
11 41 (2.20%) Equities
12 39 (2.09%) Hedge funds
12 39 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
12 39 (2.09%) Mobile App
13 35 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 35 (1.87%) Public Cloud
14 31 (1.66%) Virtual Team
15 29 (1.55%) Blog
16 27 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 402 (21.53%) Linux
2 193 (10.34%) Unix
3 44 (2.36%) Windows
4 31 (1.66%) CentOS
5 21 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 17 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.64%) Android
8 11 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.59%) Solaris
8 11 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.48%) VMS
10 7 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.27%) Fedora
12 4 (0.21%) DC/OS
12 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Debian
14 1 (0.054%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (27.96%) Microservices
3 449 (24.05%) Software Engineering
4 434 (23.25%) DevOps
5 389 (20.84%) Analytics
6 369 (19.76%) TDD
7 343 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
8 306 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
9 304 (16.28%) Open Source
10 270 (14.46%) Scrum
11 245 (13.12%) Data Science
12 240 (12.85%) Machine Learning
13 237 (12.69%) Data Modelling
14 230 (12.32%) ETL
15 208 (11.14%) Test Automation
16 185 (9.91%) Low Latency
17 181 (9.69%) SDLC
18 175 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
19 170 (9.11%) OO
20 142 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,136 (60.85%) Java
2 686 (36.74%) Python
3 605 (32.40%) SQL
4 556 (29.78%) Scala
5 290 (15.53%) JavaScript
6 275 (14.73%) Java 8
7 190 (10.18%) C#
8 135 (7.23%) Go
9 128 (6.86%) C++
10 103 (5.52%) Shell Script
11 95 (5.09%) R
12 86 (4.61%) Bash Shell
13 79 (4.23%) Ruby
14 56 (3.00%) Perl
15 49 (2.62%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.98%) TypeScript
17 34 (1.82%) C
17 34 (1.82%) Kotlin
18 27 (1.45%) PHP
19 26 (1.39%) F#
Qualifications
1 296 (15.85%) Degree
2 122 (6.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.66%) Master's Degree
4 30 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.07%) PhD
6 17 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) CCENT
8 3 (0.16%) ISEB
8 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.16%) RHCE
8 3 (0.16%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.054%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.054%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.89%) QA
2 42 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.02%) MiFID
4 4 (0.21%) GDPR
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.054%) HL7
7 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) PMO
7 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 484 (25.92%) Docker
2 150 (8.03%) HDFS
3 134 (7.18%) Apache Flume
4 66 (3.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 28 (1.50%) Active Directory
6 20 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.86%) vSphere
8 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.27%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.11%) iptables
12 2 (0.11%) KVM
12 2 (0.11%) QEMU
12 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.054%) Firmware
13 1 (0.054%) GridGain
13 1 (0.054%) LXC
13 1 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 254 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 141 (7.55%) Terraform
3 133 (7.12%) Ansible
4 131 (7.02%) Puppet
5 129 (6.91%) Hadoop YARN
6 124 (6.64%) Oozie
7 77 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
8 70 (3.75%) Mesos
9 69 (3.70%) Kibana
10 65 (3.48%) Prometheus
11 54 (2.89%) Grafana
12 44 (2.36%) logstash
13 23 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (1.07%) Nagios
14 20 (1.07%) Rancher
15 17 (0.91%) Marathon
16 16 (0.86%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.80%) Automic
18 14 (0.75%) Graphite
18 14 (0.75%) Packer
Vendors
1 236 (12.64%) Oracle
2 162 (8.68%) Cloudera
3 160 (8.57%) Hortonworks
4 145 (7.77%) Google
5 140 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 86 (4.61%) SAP
7 76 (4.07%) Tableau
8 69 (3.70%) Talend
9 64 (3.43%) MapR
10 55 (2.95%) Databricks
11 50 (2.68%) Informatica
12 48 (2.57%) IBM
13 37 (1.98%) Sybase
14 36 (1.93%) Splunk
14 36 (1.93%) TIBCO
15 34 (1.82%) VMware
16 31 (1.66%) Telerik
17 30 (1.61%) Cadence
18 29 (1.55%) Vertica
19 28 (1.50%) HP