Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 458 738
Rank change year-on-year +176 +280 +302
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,929 1,103 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.87% 1.62% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 887 471
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%

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 67,100 68,097 75,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.82% 40.75% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 56,259 57,604 65,675
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +120 1,367 £75,000 +3.45% 161
South East +36 199 £62,250 -4.23% 29
North of England +96 142 £55,000 +2.80% 53
Yorkshire +73 91 £55,000 +10.00% 24
East of England +60 89 £72,500 +26.09% 11
Midlands +56 69 £52,500 -8.70% 7
South West +9 61 £55,000 -8.33% 9
North West +28 52 £55,000 - 27
West Midlands +59 49 £57,500 +4.55% 3
East Midlands +8 20 £45,000 -21.74% 4
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,195 (61.95%) Java
2 953 (49.40%) Big Data
3 885 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
4 873 (45.26%) Apache Spark
5 828 (42.92%) Hadoop
6 769 (39.87%) Python
7 647 (33.54%) Scala
8 611 (31.67%) Amazon AWS
9 589 (30.53%) SQL
10 538 (27.89%) NoSQL
11 522 (27.06%) Analytics
12 515 (26.70%) Docker
13 498 (25.82%) Apache Cassandra
14 488 (25.30%) Microservices
15 473 (24.52%) Linux
16 460 (23.85%) Finance
17 441 (22.86%) Software Engineering
18 394 (20.43%) DevOps
19 374 (19.39%) TDD
20 362 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
21 351 (18.20%) Spring
22 349 (18.09%) MongoDB
23 347 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
24 345 (17.88%) Jenkins
25 330 (17.11%) Apache Hive
26 314 (16.28%) Machine Learning
27 308 (15.97%) Open Source
28 303 (15.71%) JavaScript
29 295 (15.29%) Java 8
30 293 (15.19%) Data Science

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
1 873 (45.26%) Apache Spark
2 264 (13.69%) Elasticsearch
3 182 (9.43%) Apache
4 77 (3.99%) Apache Pig
5 72 (3.73%) Apache Solr
6 48 (2.49%) Confluence
7 31 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.40%) CloudStack
9 23 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (1.09%) SAS
11 18 (0.93%) nginx
12 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.47%) CMS
16 8 (0.41%) GemFire
16 8 (0.41%) Jetty
17 7 (0.36%) JBoss
18 5 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (0.57%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.26%) Actimize
3 3 (0.16%) RMDS
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 611 (31.67%) Amazon AWS
2 209 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (5.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 90 (4.67%) Amazon S3
5 84 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
6 79 (4.10%) Amazon EMR
7 77 (3.99%) GitHub
8 69 (3.58%) Serverless
9 59 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
10 48 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
12 34 (1.76%) PaaS
13 33 (1.71%) SaaS
14 29 (1.50%) Slack
15 25 (1.30%) IaaS
16 19 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.93%) OpenShift
17 18 (0.93%) Runscope
18 14 (0.73%) Datadog
19 11 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.63%) HTTP
2 37 (1.92%) Internet
3 26 (1.35%) DNS
4 24 (1.24%) Kerberos
5 23 (1.19%) Firewall
5 23 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.83%) AMQP
7 13 (0.67%) SMS
7 13 (0.67%) VPN
8 9 (0.47%) SMTP
8 9 (0.47%) SSL
9 7 (0.36%) MQTT
10 6 (0.31%) FTP
10 6 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.26%) DHCP
11 5 (0.26%) Multicast
11 5 (0.26%) Wireless
12 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.21%) WAN
13 3 (0.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 953 (49.40%) Big Data
2 828 (42.92%) Hadoop
3 538 (27.89%) NoSQL
4 498 (25.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 349 (18.09%) MongoDB
6 330 (17.11%) Apache Hive
7 231 (11.98%) PostgreSQL
8 222 (11.51%) HBase
9 207 (10.73%) Relational Database
10 187 (9.69%) Impala
11 180 (9.33%) MySQL
12 179 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
13 166 (8.61%) Redis
14 133 (6.89%) Amazon Redshift
15 118 (6.12%) SQL Server
16 116 (6.01%) Sqoop
17 105 (5.44%) Data Lake
18 100 (5.18%) RDBMS
19 75 (3.89%) Flink
20 45 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 345 (17.88%) Jenkins
2 258 (13.37%) Git (software)
3 133 (6.89%) Maven
4 126 (6.53%) JIRA
5 110 (5.70%) JUnit
6 71 (3.68%) Cucumber
7 69 (3.58%) Gradle
7 69 (3.58%) TeamCity
8 57 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 50 (2.59%) Selenium
11 45 (2.33%) Subversion
12 39 (2.02%) GitLab
13 34 (1.76%) GoCD
14 24 (1.24%) CircleCI
15 23 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (1.14%) Mockito
17 17 (0.88%) gulp
17 17 (0.88%) JBehave
17 17 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 460 (23.85%) Finance
2 291 (15.09%) Banking
3 201 (10.42%) Investment Banking
4 159 (8.24%) Games
5 147 (7.62%) Financial Institution
6 116 (6.01%) Retail
7 90 (4.67%) Marketing
8 82 (4.25%) Front Office
9 71 (3.68%) Telecoms
10 34 (1.76%) Advertising
11 31 (1.61%) Electronics
12 29 (1.50%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.98%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.36%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Law
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
16 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
17 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 669 (34.68%) Developer
2 345 (17.88%) Data Engineer
3 302 (15.66%) Java Developer
4 227 (11.77%) Architect
5 202 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 174 (9.02%) Big Data Engineer
7 116 (6.01%) Java Engineer
8 114 (5.91%) Data Architect
9 111 (5.75%) Scala Developer
10 108 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
11 100 (5.18%) Senior Developer
12 98 (5.08%) Big Data Architect
13 89 (4.61%) Big Data Developer
14 86 (4.46%) Hadoop Engineer
15 63 (3.27%) Senior Data Engineer
16 61 (3.16%) Data Scientist
17 56 (2.90%) Java Software Engineer
18 54 (2.80%) Python Engineer
19 53 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
20 52 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (18.20%) Spring
2 291 (15.09%) RabbitMQ
3 283 (14.67%) RESTful
4 251 (13.01%) Web Services
5 190 (9.85%) AngularJS
6 183 (9.49%) Node.js
7 181 (9.38%) React
8 180 (9.33%) REST
9 158 (8.19%) .NET
10 153 (7.93%) Akka
11 130 (6.74%) HTML
12 124 (6.43%) JMS
13 118 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
14 113 (5.86%) Spring Boot
15 106 (5.50%) Hibernate
16 104 (5.39%) JSON
17 82 (4.25%) Spark Streaming
18 77 (3.99%) HTML5
18 77 (3.99%) Vert.x
18 77 (3.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 205 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 194 (10.06%) Fintech
3 186 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (9.59%) Algorithms
5 154 (7.98%) Greenfield Project
6 129 (6.69%) Cyberthreat
7 102 (5.29%) Data Structures
8 86 (4.46%) User Experience
9 68 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
10 56 (2.90%) Public Cloud
11 50 (2.59%) Fixed Income
12 46 (2.38%) Mobile App
13 44 (2.28%) Management Information System
14 43 (2.23%) Data Centre
15 39 (2.02%) Hedge funds
16 37 (1.92%) Online Games
17 36 (1.87%) Equities
18 33 (1.71%) Virtual Team
19 30 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
20 29 (1.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 473 (24.52%) Linux
2 174 (9.02%) Unix
3 37 (1.92%) CentOS
4 29 (1.50%) Windows
5 21 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 19 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.73%) VMS
9 10 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.47%) Android
11 7 (0.36%) Debian
11 7 (0.36%) Fedora
12 5 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.052%) AIX
13 1 (0.052%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.052%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.052%) Solaris
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (27.06%) Analytics
3 488 (25.30%) Microservices
4 441 (22.86%) Software Engineering
5 394 (20.43%) DevOps
6 374 (19.39%) TDD
7 362 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
8 347 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
9 314 (16.28%) Machine Learning
10 308 (15.97%) Open Source
11 293 (15.19%) Data Science
12 284 (14.72%) ETL
13 283 (14.67%) Scrum
14 218 (11.30%) Test Automation
15 211 (10.94%) OO
16 208 (10.78%) Low Latency
17 164 (8.50%) BDD
18 161 (8.35%) SDLC
19 154 (7.98%) Data Modelling
20 153 (7.93%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,195 (61.95%) Java
2 769 (39.87%) Python
3 647 (33.54%) Scala
4 589 (30.53%) SQL
5 303 (15.71%) JavaScript
6 295 (15.29%) Java 8
7 168 (8.71%) C#
7 168 (8.71%) Go
8 136 (7.05%) C++
9 133 (6.89%) R
10 125 (6.48%) Shell Script
11 101 (5.24%) Bash Shell
12 95 (4.92%) Ruby
13 93 (4.82%) Perl
14 53 (2.75%) Groovy
15 45 (2.33%) Kotlin
16 38 (1.97%) PHP
17 37 (1.92%) C
18 36 (1.87%) F#
19 27 (1.40%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 229 (11.87%) Degree
2 120 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (2.18%) PhD
4 41 (2.13%) Master's Degree
5 25 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.16%) MCSD
10 3 (0.16%) MCTS
11 2 (0.10%) EMC Certification
11 2 (0.10%) RHCE
11 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.052%) ISEB
12 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.08%) QA
2 33 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.45%) GCP
4 12 (0.62%) MiFID
5 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.10%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) PSD2
9 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 515 (26.70%) Docker
2 183 (9.49%) Apache Flume
3 155 (8.04%) HDFS
4 47 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 27 (1.40%) vSphere
6 25 (1.30%) Active Directory
7 21 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.73%) KVM
10 9 (0.47%) iptables
10 9 (0.47%) QEMU
11 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.10%) LXC
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.052%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 248 (12.86%) Kubernetes
2 202 (10.47%) Ansible
3 152 (7.88%) Terraform
4 137 (7.10%) Puppet
5 112 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (5.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 104 (5.39%) Oozie
8 57 (2.95%) Mesos
9 52 (2.70%) logstash
10 46 (2.38%) Prometheus
11 43 (2.23%) Kibana
12 28 (1.45%) Rancher
13 26 (1.35%) Nagios
14 22 (1.14%) Marathon
15 20 (1.04%) Consul
16 19 (0.98%) Ambari
16 19 (0.98%) Packer
17 17 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
17 17 (0.88%) Grafana
18 16 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 259 (13.43%) Oracle
2 233 (12.08%) Cloudera
3 170 (8.81%) Google
4 152 (7.88%) Hortonworks
5 95 (4.92%) Talend
6 86 (4.46%) Microsoft
7 82 (4.25%) Splunk
8 72 (3.73%) Informatica
9 57 (2.95%) Tableau
10 55 (2.85%) IBM
10 55 (2.85%) SAP
11 53 (2.75%) VMware
12 45 (2.33%) MapR
13 40 (2.07%) AppDynamics
14 39 (2.02%) Sybase
15 35 (1.81%) Vertica
16 33 (1.71%) EXASOL
17 32 (1.66%) SnapLogic
18 28 (1.45%) SaltStack
19 27 (1.40%) New Relic