Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 210 231
Rank change year-on-year +88 +21 +80
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,963 1,698 2,091
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.64% 1.64% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.55% 4.16% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,554 1,350 1,677
10th Percentile £45,250 £45,900 £45,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
75th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £113,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +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 29,956 40,785 53,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.26% 39.33% 39.09%
Number of salaries quoted 24,360 34,183 44,899
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +9.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 15 April 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 15 April 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 +50 1,302 £80,000 - 248
North of England +147 198 £55,000 +2.33% 43
South West +101 155 £60,000 +33.33% 15
South East +42 143 £72,500 +20.83% 37
North West +104 105 £42,500 -12.82% 21
Midlands +43 91 £62,500 +13.64% 27
Yorkshire +48 80 £65,000 +18.18% 11
West Midlands +45 57 £60,000 +9.09% 20
East of England +49 46 £75,000 - 19
East Midlands +20 34 £65,000 +8.33% 7
North East - 13 £65,000 - 11
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 1,071 (54.56%) Java
2 1,033 (52.62%) Docker
3 850 (43.30%) AWS
4 848 (43.20%) Python
5 829 (42.23%) Microservices
6 823 (41.93%) Kubernetes
7 822 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
8 646 (32.91%) DevOps
9 621 (31.64%) Software Engineering
10 496 (25.27%) SQL
11 493 (25.11%) Finance
12 447 (22.77%) JavaScript
13 446 (22.72%) TDD
14 444 (22.62%) Apache Spark
15 424 (21.60%) Azure
16 399 (20.33%) Spring
17 379 (19.31%) Big Data
18 366 (18.64%) Node.js
19 359 (18.29%) NoSQL
20 350 (17.83%) React
21 349 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
22 348 (17.73%) MongoDB
23 340 (17.32%) Jenkins
24 322 (16.40%) Spring Boot
25 319 (16.25%) Hadoop
25 319 (16.25%) Fintech
26 305 (15.54%) Go
27 301 (15.33%) Linux
28 297 (15.13%) GCP
29 289 (14.72%) .NET

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
1 444 (22.62%) Apache Spark
2 246 (12.53%) Elasticsearch
3 192 (9.78%) Apache
4 67 (3.41%) Apache Airflow
5 59 (3.01%) Confluence
6 44 (2.24%) Luigi
7 22 (1.12%) Apache Pig
7 22 (1.12%) GemFire
8 10 (0.51%) Apache Synapse
8 10 (0.51%) CMS
9 7 (0.36%) IIS
9 7 (0.36%) Tornado
10 6 (0.31%) Apache Pulsar
10 6 (0.31%) JBoss
11 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.25%) SAS
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.20%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.31%) Gephi
3 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) R3 Corda
2 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.051%) Magento
5 1 (0.051%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 850 (43.30%) AWS
2 424 (21.60%) Azure
3 297 (15.13%) GCP
4 124 (6.32%) Amazon Kinesis
5 111 (5.65%) Serverless
6 107 (5.45%) SaaS
7 92 (4.69%) GitHub
8 72 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
9 52 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (2.65%) Amazon S3
9 52 (2.65%) PaaS
10 47 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
11 46 (2.34%) OpenShift
12 41 (2.09%) IaaS
13 36 (1.83%) Amazon EKS
14 35 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
15 32 (1.63%) Power Platform
16 31 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 23 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.36%) HTTP
2 25 (1.27%) Firewall
2 25 (1.27%) SSL
3 18 (0.92%) Internet
3 18 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.82%) DNS
5 12 (0.61%) AMQP
6 9 (0.46%) VPN
7 8 (0.41%) SMTP
8 7 (0.36%) SAN
9 6 (0.31%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.31%) IMAP
9 6 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.31%) MPLS
10 5 (0.25%) Calico
10 5 (0.25%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (0.20%) Network Security
11 4 (0.20%) SSH
11 4 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (19.31%) Big Data
2 359 (18.29%) NoSQL
3 349 (17.78%) PostgreSQL
4 348 (17.73%) MongoDB
5 319 (16.25%) Hadoop
6 180 (9.17%) MySQL
7 174 (8.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 163 (8.30%) SQL Server
9 137 (6.98%) Relational Database
10 127 (6.47%) Redis
11 113 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
12 101 (5.15%) Apache Hive
13 72 (3.67%) Amazon Redshift
14 70 (3.57%) Data Lake
14 70 (3.57%) Flink
15 63 (3.21%) HBase
16 62 (3.16%) BigQuery
17 58 (2.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 45 (2.29%) Couchbase
19 36 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 340 (17.32%) Jenkins
2 235 (11.97%) Git (software)
3 165 (8.41%) GitLab
4 97 (4.94%) Gradle
5 94 (4.79%) JIRA
6 72 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 67 (3.41%) Maven
8 53 (2.70%) Selenium
9 52 (2.65%) JUnit
9 52 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 35 (1.78%) SonarQube
11 33 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 31 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 28 (1.43%) Protractor
14 23 (1.17%) Mockito
15 22 (1.12%) Cypress.io
16 19 (0.97%) Artifactory
17 18 (0.92%) IntelliJ
18 17 (0.87%) Eclipse
19 16 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 493 (25.11%) Finance
2 230 (11.72%) Banking
3 144 (7.34%) Games
4 70 (3.57%) Front Office
5 60 (3.06%) Retail
6 49 (2.50%) Legal
7 34 (1.73%) Advertising
8 33 (1.68%) Public Sector
9 31 (1.58%) Law
10 28 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.32%) Marketing
12 19 (0.97%) Online Betting
13 14 (0.71%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.36%) Back Office
17 5 (0.25%) Billing
18 4 (0.20%) Czech Language
18 4 (0.20%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 764 (38.92%) Developer
2 343 (17.47%) Java Developer
3 312 (15.89%) Software Engineer
4 271 (13.81%) Data Engineer
5 199 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 177 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 134 (6.83%) Java Engineer
8 118 (6.01%) Architect
9 102 (5.20%) Senior Software Engineer
10 89 (4.53%) AWS Engineer
11 88 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 88 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
12 83 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
13 79 (4.02%) .NET Software Engineer
14 77 (3.92%) Python Developer
15 76 (3.87%) Senior Data Engineer
15 76 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
16 70 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 66 (3.36%) Software Developer
18 63 (3.21%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (20.33%) Spring
2 366 (18.64%) Node.js
3 350 (17.83%) React
4 322 (16.40%) Spring Boot
5 289 (14.72%) .NET
6 253 (12.89%) REST
7 238 (12.12%) AngularJS
8 224 (11.41%) RabbitMQ
9 206 (10.49%) .NET Core
10 135 (6.88%) .NET Framework
11 134 (6.83%) RESTful
12 127 (6.47%) Web Services
13 103 (5.25%) Apache NiFi
14 95 (4.84%) gRPC
15 92 (4.69%) ActiveMQ
16 84 (4.28%) JSON
17 76 (3.87%) Hibernate
18 75 (3.82%) Apache Flex
19 74 (3.77%) GraphQL
20 63 (3.21%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (4.79%) Cloud Native
3 80 (4.08%) User Experience
4 66 (3.36%) Algorithms
5 64 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 41 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.04%) Hedge funds
9 38 (1.94%) Cyberattack
10 34 (1.73%) Equities
11 29 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
13 26 (1.32%) PKI
14 25 (1.27%) Blog
14 25 (1.27%) Public Cloud
15 24 (1.22%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 301 (15.33%) Linux
2 86 (4.38%) Unix
3 43 (2.19%) CentOS
4 42 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (1.88%) Windows
6 16 (0.82%) Android
7 15 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (42.23%) Microservices
2 822 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
3 646 (32.91%) DevOps
4 621 (31.64%) Software Engineering
5 446 (22.72%) TDD
6 319 (16.25%) Fintech
7 286 (14.57%) Scrum
8 231 (11.77%) Test Automation
9 227 (11.56%) Analytics
10 218 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 202 (10.29%) Data Science
12 198 (10.09%) Mentoring
13 180 (9.17%) Machine Learning
14 173 (8.81%) ETL
15 156 (7.95%) Data Engineering
16 154 (7.85%) Infrastructure as Code
17 151 (7.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 143 (7.28%) Artificial Intelligence
19 140 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
20 130 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,071 (54.56%) Java
2 848 (43.20%) Python
3 496 (25.27%) SQL
4 447 (22.77%) JavaScript
5 305 (15.54%) Go
6 223 (11.36%) C#
7 207 (10.55%) Scala
8 188 (9.58%) Java 8
9 138 (7.03%) Kotlin
10 119 (6.06%) TypeScript
11 97 (4.94%) Bash Shell
12 76 (3.87%) C++
13 70 (3.57%) C
14 61 (3.11%) PHP
15 55 (2.80%) Shell Script
16 43 (2.19%) R
17 29 (1.48%) Groovy
18 21 (1.07%) Ruby
19 20 (1.02%) Clojure
20 19 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (6.47%) Degree
2 75 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 45 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.92%) OCP
6 18 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
7 14 (0.71%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.36%) PhD
10 6 (0.31%) CCNA
10 6 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.31%) CISSP
10 6 (0.31%) GIAC
10 6 (0.31%) ISEB
10 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
10 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.69%) QA
2 25 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.31%) SLA
4 3 (0.15%) GRC
5 1 (0.051%) GDPR
System Software
1 1,033 (52.62%) Docker
2 35 (1.78%) HDFS
3 23 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.56%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.051%) GridGain
10 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
10 1 (0.051%) NFS
10 1 (0.051%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 823 (41.93%) Kubernetes
2 285 (14.52%) Ansible
3 240 (12.23%) Terraform
4 103 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (3.21%) Prometheus
6 53 (2.70%) Puppet
7 42 (2.14%) Grafana
8 28 (1.43%) Graphite
9 23 (1.17%) Kibana
9 23 (1.17%) ZABBIX
10 19 (0.97%) Oozie
11 18 (0.92%) Nagios
12 13 (0.66%) Istio
13 10 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (0.46%) Packer
15 7 (0.36%) Opsview
16 5 (0.25%) logstash
16 5 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 109 (5.55%) Oracle
2 105 (5.35%) Google
3 80 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 62 (3.16%) Red Hat
5 43 (2.19%) IBM
5 43 (2.19%) VMware
6 41 (2.09%) Zend
7 32 (1.63%) Databricks
8 31 (1.58%) Talend
9 27 (1.38%) Splunk
10 23 (1.17%) Cloudera
11 21 (1.07%) Charles River
12 20 (1.02%) Informatica
13 16 (0.82%) Okta
14 14 (0.71%) Spotify
15 13 (0.66%) Confluent
16 12 (0.61%) Teradata
17 11 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.56%) Solace
18 10 (0.51%) Hortonworks