Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 183 240
Rank change year-on-year +71 +57 +50
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 3,026 1,200 1,920
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.03% 1.89% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.32% 4.65% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,607 977 1,554
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
75th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
90th Percentile £113,750 £115,000 £107,500
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 41,350 25,832 50,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.37% 40.67% 37.60%
Number of salaries quoted 27,429 21,847 41,999
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +32 1,929 £85,000 +6.25% 300
South East +94 428 £77,500 +29.17% 26
North of England +83 287 £50,000 -9.09% 68
South West +42 173 £55,000 +46.67% 29
North West +47 143 £50,000 -4.76% 39
Yorkshire +16 133 £62,500 +11.11% 22
Midlands -51 103 £60,000 +4.35% 23
West Midlands -35 71 £60,000 +14.29% 20
East of England +1 58 £70,000 - 14
East Midlands -45 32 £45,000 -40.00% 3
North East - 11 £35,000 - 7
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 1,797 (59.39%) Java
2 1,573 (51.98%) AWS
3 1,551 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1,509 (49.87%) Microservices
5 1,473 (48.68%) Docker
6 1,391 (45.97%) Kubernetes
7 1,154 (38.14%) Python
8 1,122 (37.08%) Software Engineering
9 1,095 (36.19%) DevOps
10 1,086 (35.89%) Finance
11 885 (29.25%) Spring
12 867 (28.65%) SQL
13 809 (26.73%) React
14 804 (26.57%) Jenkins
15 785 (25.94%) NoSQL
16 767 (25.35%) Azure
17 756 (24.98%) Apache Spark
18 737 (24.36%) PostgreSQL
19 713 (23.56%) Git (software)
20 698 (23.07%) Node.js
21 637 (21.05%) Linux
22 620 (20.49%) Banking
23 618 (20.42%) Big Data
24 616 (20.36%) JavaScript
25 595 (19.66%) MongoDB
26 591 (19.53%) Ansible
27 587 (19.40%) TDD
28 559 (18.47%) AngularJS
28 559 (18.47%) GCP
29 545 (18.01%) Spring Boot

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
1 756 (24.98%) Apache Spark
2 350 (11.57%) Elasticsearch
3 301 (9.95%) Apache
4 204 (6.74%) GemFire
5 152 (5.02%) Apache Airflow
6 132 (4.36%) Confluence
7 81 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 47 (1.55%) Luigi
9 25 (0.83%) nginx
10 22 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
11 21 (0.69%) Apache Pulsar
11 21 (0.69%) SharePoint
12 20 (0.66%) Apache Pig
12 20 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
13 19 (0.63%) Apache Solr
14 17 (0.56%) Gunicorn
14 17 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.53%) NServiceBus
16 14 (0.46%) CMS
17 8 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (0.46%) InVision
1 14 (0.46%) Sketch
2 12 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
3 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.20%) Gephi
6 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (0.73%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 10 (0.33%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 6 (0.20%) Summit
5 2 (0.066%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.033%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.033%) Magento
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,573 (51.98%) AWS
2 767 (25.35%) Azure
3 559 (18.47%) GCP
4 333 (11.00%) GitHub
5 306 (10.11%) Amazon Kinesis
6 252 (8.33%) Serverless
7 196 (6.48%) SaaS
8 182 (6.01%) OpenShift
9 164 (5.42%) AWS Lambda
10 124 (4.10%) PaaS
11 116 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
12 104 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
13 102 (3.37%) Snowflake
14 83 (2.74%) Amazon S3
15 71 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 56 (1.85%) Power Platform
17 55 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
18 52 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
18 52 (1.72%) IaaS
19 48 (1.59%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (4.69%) HTTP
2 48 (1.59%) Internet
3 39 (1.29%) Firewall
4 35 (1.16%) SSL
5 30 (0.99%) Calico
6 29 (0.96%) DNS
7 23 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.66%) SMTP
9 14 (0.46%) AMQP
9 14 (0.46%) VPN
10 11 (0.36%) Broadband
10 11 (0.36%) VSAN
11 9 (0.30%) SAN
12 8 (0.26%) SMS
13 7 (0.23%) SD-WAN
14 6 (0.20%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.20%) IMAP
14 6 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.20%) MPLS
15 5 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 785 (25.94%) NoSQL
2 737 (24.36%) PostgreSQL
3 618 (20.42%) Big Data
4 595 (19.66%) MongoDB
5 474 (15.66%) Hadoop
6 445 (14.71%) Relational Database
7 375 (12.39%) Redis
8 311 (10.28%) MySQL
9 282 (9.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 262 (8.66%) HBase
11 241 (7.96%) SQL Server
12 213 (7.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 213 (7.04%) MariaDB
13 196 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
14 108 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
15 107 (3.54%) Apache Hive
16 104 (3.44%) Data Lake
17 98 (3.24%) Amazon Aurora
18 88 (2.91%) Flink
19 84 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 804 (26.57%) Jenkins
2 713 (23.56%) Git (software)
3 307 (10.15%) JUnit
4 305 (10.08%) Gradle
5 271 (8.96%) Cucumber
6 249 (8.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 226 (7.47%) Cypress.io
8 214 (7.07%) Mockito
9 213 (7.04%) Eclipse
10 205 (6.77%) Protractor
11 196 (6.48%) IntelliJ
12 187 (6.18%) JIRA
13 178 (5.88%) Maven
14 175 (5.78%) Storybook
15 157 (5.19%) Artifactory
16 132 (4.36%) SonarQube
17 129 (4.26%) GitLab
18 128 (4.23%) Selenium
19 92 (3.04%) JMeter
20 66 (2.18%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,086 (35.89%) Finance
2 620 (20.49%) Banking
3 438 (14.47%) Social Skills
4 297 (9.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 275 (9.09%) Law
6 178 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 129 (4.26%) Retail
8 102 (3.37%) Games
9 90 (2.97%) Front Office
10 72 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
11 67 (2.21%) Legal
12 65 (2.15%) Advertising
13 63 (2.08%) Marketing
14 52 (1.72%) Investment Banking
15 46 (1.52%) Public Sector
16 28 (0.93%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.93%) Manufacturing
17 25 (0.83%) Billing
18 23 (0.76%) Telecoms
19 19 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,000 (33.05%) Developer
2 655 (21.65%) Software Engineer
3 459 (15.17%) Java Developer
4 359 (11.86%) Data Engineer
5 259 (8.56%) Senior Developer
6 220 (7.27%) Senior Software Engineer
7 212 (7.01%) Java Engineer
8 159 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 158 (5.22%) Software Developer
10 136 (4.49%) Architect
11 133 (4.40%) Principal Engineer
12 130 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 121 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
14 116 (3.83%) Senior Data Engineer
15 114 (3.77%) Lead Software Engineer
16 106 (3.50%) Principal Software Engineer
17 95 (3.14%) Senior Java Engineer
18 87 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
19 84 (2.78%) Lead Developer
20 83 (2.74%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 885 (29.25%) Spring
2 809 (26.73%) React
3 698 (23.07%) Node.js
4 559 (18.47%) AngularJS
5 545 (18.01%) Spring Boot
6 529 (17.48%) RabbitMQ
7 464 (15.33%) REST
8 385 (12.72%) RESTful
9 311 (10.28%) .NET
10 302 (9.98%) CSS
11 294 (9.72%) JSON
11 294 (9.72%) Web Services
12 264 (8.72%) Redux
13 209 (6.91%) GraphQL
14 207 (6.84%) Spark Streaming
15 201 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 193 (6.38%) WireMock
17 189 (6.25%) Express
17 189 (6.25%) HTML
18 180 (5.95%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 313 (10.34%) User Experience
2 199 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
3 194 (6.41%) Cloud Native
4 183 (6.05%) Linux Command Line
5 133 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 127 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
7 122 (4.03%) Algorithms
8 118 (3.90%) Data Structures
9 95 (3.14%) Cyberattack
10 77 (2.54%) Hedge funds
11 71 (2.35%) Mobile App
12 64 (2.12%) Virtual Team
13 60 (1.98%) Equities
14 55 (1.82%) Blog
15 46 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 44 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
17 39 (1.29%) Data Centre
17 39 (1.29%) SWIFT
18 38 (1.26%) Derivative
19 37 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 637 (21.05%) Linux
2 318 (10.51%) Unix
3 90 (2.97%) Windows
4 77 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (2.28%) CentOS
6 25 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.63%) Android
8 14 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.099%) Debian
12 2 (0.066%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.033%) AIX
13 1 (0.033%) Solaris
13 1 (0.033%) SUSE
13 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.033%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,551 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,509 (49.87%) Microservices
3 1,122 (37.08%) Software Engineering
4 1,095 (36.19%) DevOps
5 587 (19.40%) TDD
6 539 (17.81%) Full Stack Development
7 507 (16.75%) Test Automation
8 496 (16.39%) Fintech
9 488 (16.13%) Computer Science
10 474 (15.66%) Analytics
11 403 (13.32%) Event-Driven
11 403 (13.32%) Scrum
12 394 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
13 390 (12.89%) OO
14 376 (12.43%) Open Source
15 371 (12.26%) Mentoring
16 343 (11.34%) Data Science
17 319 (10.54%) Data Pipeline
18 311 (10.28%) Clean Code
19 298 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,797 (59.39%) Java
2 1,154 (38.14%) Python
3 867 (28.65%) SQL
4 616 (20.36%) JavaScript
5 325 (10.74%) C#
6 317 (10.48%) Go
7 304 (10.05%) Scala
8 299 (9.88%) TypeScript
9 233 (7.70%) Kotlin
10 232 (7.67%) Java 8
11 227 (7.50%) Shell Script
12 186 (6.15%) Groovy
13 136 (4.49%) Bash Shell
14 117 (3.87%) C++
15 100 (3.30%) C
16 98 (3.24%) PHP
17 83 (2.74%) Java 11
18 82 (2.71%) Ruby
19 59 (1.95%) PL/SQL
20 49 (1.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 487 (16.09%) Degree
2 193 (6.38%) OCP
2 193 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
3 158 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 78 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 54 (1.78%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.32%) Master's Degree
7 36 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.30%) PhD
10 8 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.26%) CISSP
11 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.20%) CCNA
12 6 (0.20%) GIAC
12 6 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
12 6 (0.20%) MCSE
12 6 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.05%) QA
2 75 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.09%) Accessibility
3 33 (1.09%) GDPR
4 29 (0.96%) SLA
5 20 (0.66%) PMO
6 17 (0.56%) GRC
7 3 (0.099%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.066%) MiFID
8 2 (0.066%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,473 (48.68%) Docker
2 190 (6.28%) HDFS
3 133 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 55 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (0.83%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.36%) etcd
7 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.26%) KVM
9 7 (0.23%) Active Directory
9 7 (0.23%) Ceph
10 6 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.066%) NFS
13 1 (0.033%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.033%) GridGain
13 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,391 (45.97%) Kubernetes
2 591 (19.53%) Ansible
3 437 (14.44%) Terraform
4 174 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (4.06%) Prometheus
6 118 (3.90%) Grafana
7 88 (2.91%) Puppet
8 77 (2.54%) Kibana
9 54 (1.78%) Istio
10 30 (0.99%) logstash
11 29 (0.96%) Graphite
12 23 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
12 23 (0.76%) HAProxy
13 20 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
14 18 (0.59%) Packer
15 15 (0.50%) Mesos
16 14 (0.46%) Consul
17 13 (0.43%) Nagios
17 13 (0.43%) Oozie
18 12 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 320 (10.58%) Oracle
2 222 (7.34%) Google
3 205 (6.77%) VMware
4 173 (5.72%) Okta
5 169 (5.58%) Microsoft
6 92 (3.04%) Red Hat
7 78 (2.58%) IBM
7 78 (2.58%) Splunk
8 60 (1.98%) Databricks
9 55 (1.82%) Zend
10 42 (1.39%) Atlassian
11 32 (1.06%) Cloudera
11 32 (1.06%) Solace
12 31 (1.02%) Confluent
13 26 (0.86%) SAP
14 25 (0.83%) New Relic
15 22 (0.73%) Spotify
16 21 (0.69%) Hortonworks
17 20 (0.66%) PagerDuty
18 19 (0.63%) AppDynamics