Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 504 785
Rank change year-on-year +201 +281 +280
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,754 845 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% 1.31% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 729 420
England median annual salary £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.71% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +8.00%

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 68,313 64,600 74,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.17% 40.36% 38.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57,966 55,704 64,616
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +117 1,214 £72,500 - 232
South East +69 155 £65,000 +8.33% 29
North of England +100 145 £50,750 -3.33% 40
Yorkshire +101 102 £51,250 +36.67% 24
East of England +60 95 £72,500 +20.83% 19
South West +53 91 £50,000 +2.04% 12
Midlands +25 52 £52,500 +5.00% 6
North West +4 44 £50,750 -3.33% 14
West Midlands +17 37 £57,500 +15.00% 3
East Midlands +3 15 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1,012 (57.70%) Java
2 811 (46.24%) Apache Spark
3 799 (45.55%) Big Data
4 795 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
5 742 (42.30%) Hadoop
6 689 (39.28%) Python
7 532 (30.33%) Amazon AWS
8 522 (29.76%) Scala
9 520 (29.65%) SQL
10 490 (27.94%) Docker
11 473 (26.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 460 (26.23%) NoSQL
13 456 (26.00%) Linux
14 440 (25.09%) Analytics
15 439 (25.03%) Software Engineering
16 424 (24.17%) Microservices
17 401 (22.86%) Finance
18 367 (20.92%) DevOps
19 356 (20.30%) Jenkins
20 345 (19.67%) TDD
21 329 (18.76%) MongoDB
22 326 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
23 291 (16.59%) Spring
24 284 (16.19%) Open Source
25 282 (16.08%) Machine Learning
26 281 (16.02%) Apache Hive
27 276 (15.74%) RabbitMQ
28 269 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
29 255 (14.54%) HBase
29 255 (14.54%) 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
1 811 (46.24%) Apache Spark
2 269 (15.34%) Elasticsearch
3 186 (10.60%) Apache
4 89 (5.07%) Apache Solr
5 55 (3.14%) Apache Pig
6 45 (2.57%) Confluence
7 37 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.08%) nginx
8 19 (1.08%) SAS
9 17 (0.97%) CloudStack
10 16 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.68%) Jetty
12 12 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
14 10 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.57%) JBoss
15 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.46%) Luigi
Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.11%) HipChat
6 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) RMDS
2 1 (0.057%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 532 (30.33%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (4.68%) Amazon S3
5 77 (4.39%) Amazon Kinesis
6 76 (4.33%) GitHub
7 70 (3.99%) Amazon EMR
8 46 (2.62%) Serverless
9 43 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
9 43 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
10 40 (2.28%) SaaS
11 30 (1.71%) PaaS
12 28 (1.60%) IaaS
13 24 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (1.14%) Runscope
15 19 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
16 18 (1.03%) Datadog
17 16 (0.91%) OpenShift
18 15 (0.86%) Slack
19 7 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.85%) HTTP
2 28 (1.60%) Internet
3 27 (1.54%) Firewall
3 27 (1.54%) Kerberos
4 23 (1.31%) DNS
5 22 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.97%) VPN
7 11 (0.63%) AMQP
8 10 (0.57%) SMS
8 10 (0.57%) SMTP
8 10 (0.57%) SSL
9 9 (0.51%) Multicast
10 7 (0.40%) MQTT
11 6 (0.34%) FTP
12 5 (0.29%) DHCP
12 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.23%) ICMP
13 4 (0.23%) IPsec
13 4 (0.23%) WAN
13 4 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 799 (45.55%) Big Data
2 742 (42.30%) Hadoop
3 473 (26.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 460 (26.23%) NoSQL
5 329 (18.76%) MongoDB
6 281 (16.02%) Apache Hive
7 255 (14.54%) HBase
8 207 (11.80%) MySQL
9 195 (11.12%) PostgreSQL
10 177 (10.09%) Impala
11 153 (8.72%) Relational Database
12 151 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
13 149 (8.49%) Redis
14 142 (8.10%) Amazon Redshift
15 132 (7.53%) SQL Server
16 89 (5.07%) Sqoop
17 80 (4.56%) Data Lake
18 79 (4.50%) RDBMS
19 75 (4.28%) Flink
20 59 (3.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 356 (20.30%) Jenkins
2 244 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 127 (7.24%) JIRA
4 112 (6.39%) Maven
5 89 (5.07%) JUnit
6 77 (4.39%) Cucumber
7 76 (4.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 66 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 62 (3.53%) TeamCity
10 57 (3.25%) Gradle
11 46 (2.62%) Selenium
12 39 (2.22%) Subversion
13 34 (1.94%) GitLab
14 28 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
15 24 (1.37%) Mockito
16 23 (1.31%) Vagrant
17 21 (1.20%) Phabricator
18 20 (1.14%) Artifactory
18 20 (1.14%) GoCD
19 19 (1.08%) Spock
General
1 401 (22.86%) Finance
2 172 (9.81%) Banking
3 126 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 122 (6.96%) Games
5 87 (4.96%) Marketing
6 79 (4.50%) Retail
7 66 (3.76%) Investment Banking
8 54 (3.08%) Front Office
9 52 (2.96%) Financial Institution
10 40 (2.28%) Online Betting
11 39 (2.22%) Manufacturing
12 36 (2.05%) Advertising
13 28 (1.60%) Electronics
14 10 (0.57%) Legal
15 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Law
16 3 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
17 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 563 (32.10%) Developer
2 315 (17.96%) Data Engineer
3 275 (15.68%) Java Developer
4 221 (12.60%) Architect
5 215 (12.26%) Software Engineer
6 164 (9.35%) Big Data Engineer
7 125 (7.13%) Data Architect
8 112 (6.39%) Java Engineer
9 104 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 103 (5.87%) Big Data Architect
11 99 (5.64%) Senior Developer
12 95 (5.42%) Scala Developer
13 74 (4.22%) Big Data Developer
14 66 (3.76%) Java Software Engineer
15 60 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
16 57 (3.25%) Hadoop Engineer
17 51 (2.91%) Data Scientist
18 47 (2.68%) Software Developer
19 44 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
19 44 (2.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (16.59%) Spring
2 276 (15.74%) RabbitMQ
3 229 (13.06%) RESTful
4 191 (10.89%) Web Services
5 179 (10.21%) React
6 174 (9.92%) .NET
7 158 (9.01%) Node.js
8 156 (8.89%) AngularJS
9 146 (8.32%) REST
10 106 (6.04%) Akka
11 100 (5.70%) HTML
12 89 (5.07%) Spark Streaming
13 87 (4.96%) Hibernate
13 87 (4.96%) JSON
14 85 (4.85%) ActiveMQ
15 80 (4.56%) Spring Boot
16 79 (4.50%) JMS
17 71 (4.05%) CSS
18 68 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
19 64 (3.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 183 (10.43%) Computer Science
2 178 (10.15%) Algorithms
3 169 (9.64%) Fintech
4 130 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
5 118 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (3.14%) User Experience
8 52 (2.96%) Online Games
9 51 (2.91%) Public Cloud
10 47 (2.68%) Data Centre
11 43 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
12 42 (2.39%) Mobile App
13 40 (2.28%) Over-the-Top Content
14 37 (2.11%) Data Structures
15 25 (1.43%) Private Cloud
16 22 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.25%) Hedge funds
17 20 (1.14%) Derivative
17 20 (1.14%) Virtual Team
18 18 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 456 (26.00%) Linux
2 166 (9.46%) Unix
3 37 (2.11%) CentOS
4 29 (1.65%) Windows
5 22 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.86%) Android
8 15 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.63%) VMS
9 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.34%) Debian
11 5 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (0.29%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.057%) AIX
13 1 (0.057%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.057%) Solaris
13 1 (0.057%) VyOS
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (25.09%) Analytics
3 439 (25.03%) Software Engineering
4 424 (24.17%) Microservices
5 367 (20.92%) DevOps
6 345 (19.67%) TDD
7 326 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
8 284 (16.19%) Open Source
9 282 (16.08%) Machine Learning
10 255 (14.54%) Data Science
11 237 (13.51%) Scrum
12 219 (12.49%) ETL
13 212 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
14 193 (11.00%) BDD
15 184 (10.49%) OO
16 179 (10.21%) Test Automation
17 133 (7.58%) Data Modelling
18 128 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
18 128 (7.30%) Data Engineering
19 123 (7.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,012 (57.70%) Java
2 689 (39.28%) Python
3 522 (29.76%) Scala
4 520 (29.65%) SQL
5 253 (14.42%) Java 8
6 238 (13.57%) JavaScript
7 210 (11.97%) C#
8 136 (7.75%) Go
9 111 (6.33%) Bash Shell
10 109 (6.21%) R
11 108 (6.16%) C++
12 103 (5.87%) Ruby
13 72 (4.10%) Shell Script
14 68 (3.88%) Perl
15 64 (3.65%) PHP
16 61 (3.48%) F#
17 58 (3.31%) Groovy
18 49 (2.79%) Kotlin
19 39 (2.22%) Clojure
20 23 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 179 (10.21%) Degree
2 104 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.34%) PhD
4 37 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 30 (1.71%) Master's Degree
6 18 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.23%) MCSD
10 4 (0.23%) MCTS
11 3 (0.17%) RHCE
11 3 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.11%) EMC Certification
12 2 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.057%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.057%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.057%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.99%) QA
2 39 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.31%) GCP
4 6 (0.34%) MiFID
4 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.11%) EMIR
5 2 (0.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.11%) PMO
5 2 (0.11%) PSD2
6 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.057%) SEPA
6 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 490 (27.94%) Docker
2 157 (8.95%) Apache Flume
3 139 (7.92%) HDFS
4 47 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (1.08%) Active Directory
7 17 (0.97%) vSphere
8 15 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.80%) KVM
10 9 (0.51%) iptables
11 7 (0.40%) QEMU
12 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.17%) LXC
14 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.11%) NFS
14 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
15 1 (0.057%) Gluster
15 1 (0.057%) MapR-FS
15 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 223 (12.71%) Kubernetes
2 204 (11.63%) Ansible
3 147 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
4 137 (7.81%) Terraform
5 131 (7.47%) Puppet
6 114 (6.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 84 (4.79%) Oozie
8 52 (2.96%) Mesos
9 44 (2.51%) logstash
10 37 (2.11%) Kibana
11 27 (1.54%) Prometheus
12 26 (1.48%) Nagios
13 22 (1.25%) Consul
14 21 (1.20%) Rancher
15 19 (1.08%) Ambari
16 18 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
17 17 (0.97%) Salt
18 14 (0.80%) Packer
19 12 (0.68%) Marathon
20 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 239 (13.63%) Oracle
2 209 (11.92%) Cloudera
3 172 (9.81%) Google
4 136 (7.75%) Hortonworks
5 82 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 71 (4.05%) Tableau
7 67 (3.82%) Splunk
8 63 (3.59%) IBM
9 61 (3.48%) Talend
10 60 (3.42%) SAP
11 54 (3.08%) Informatica
12 52 (2.96%) MapR
13 41 (2.34%) VMware
14 27 (1.54%) Twitter
15 26 (1.48%) Vertica
16 24 (1.37%) AppDynamics
17 23 (1.31%) EXASOL
18 21 (1.20%) SaltStack
18 21 (1.20%) TIBCO
19 20 (1.14%) New Relic