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to

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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 88 130 197
Rank change year-on-year +42 +67 +45
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 4,991 2,187 1,522
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.65% 2.68% 1.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.07% 6.67% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,760 1,525 1,226
10th Percentile £53,750 £45,755 £47,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £106,250 £113,750
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 54,998 32,775 33,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.17% 40.20% 39.03%
Number of salaries quoted 26,361 25,300 27,938
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £63,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.45% - +4.76%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 3,760 £90,000 +12.50% 236
South East +46 465 £80,000 +6.67% 23
North of England +14 374 £77,500 +40.91% 35
North West -1 212 £80,000 +60.00% 24
South West -37 138 £80,000 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire +1 121 £78,750 +26.00% 8
Midlands -51 107 £70,000 +16.67% 10
East of England -42 98 £62,500 -16.67% 26
West Midlands -32 69 £75,000 +25.00% 6
North East +8 41 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands -21 38 £70,000 +16.67% 4
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 3,064 (61.39%) Java
2 2,828 (56.66%) Agile
3 2,779 (55.68%) Kubernetes
4 2,736 (54.82%) AWS
5 2,486 (49.81%) Docker
6 2,046 (40.99%) Python
7 1,995 (39.97%) CI/CD
8 1,900 (38.07%) Microservices
9 1,842 (36.91%) Finance
10 1,839 (36.85%) Software Engineering
11 1,475 (29.55%) Azure
12 1,460 (29.25%) DevOps
13 1,441 (28.87%) Spring
14 1,377 (27.59%) SQL
15 1,311 (26.27%) Jenkins
16 1,272 (25.49%) GCP
16 1,272 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
17 1,178 (23.60%) NoSQL
18 1,172 (23.48%) Git (software)
19 1,114 (22.32%) TDD
20 1,095 (21.94%) Social Skills
21 1,056 (21.16%) Spring Boot
22 970 (19.43%) Terraform
23 918 (18.39%) Big Data
24 907 (18.17%) React
25 865 (17.33%) Banking
26 843 (16.89%) Event-Driven
27 822 (16.47%) JavaScript
27 822 (16.47%) MongoDB
28 810 (16.23%) Linux

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
1 795 (15.93%) Apache Spark
2 554 (11.10%) Elasticsearch
3 407 (8.15%) Apache Airflow
4 298 (5.97%) Apache
5 173 (3.47%) Apache Solr
6 144 (2.89%) Confluence
7 96 (1.92%) Apache Pulsar
8 70 (1.40%) nginx
9 56 (1.12%) CMS
10 47 (0.94%) GemFire
11 42 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
12 34 (0.68%) Jetty
13 31 (0.62%) JBoss
14 28 (0.56%) Camunda
15 24 (0.48%) Apache Pig
15 24 (0.48%) Luigi
15 24 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
16 23 (0.46%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.34%) SharePoint
18 15 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 69 (1.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 49 (0.98%) R3 Corda
3 25 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.020%) assyst
5 1 (0.020%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.020%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.020%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.020%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.020%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2,736 (54.82%) AWS
2 1,475 (29.55%) Azure
3 1,272 (25.49%) GCP
4 540 (10.82%) Serverless
5 392 (7.85%) GitHub
6 353 (7.07%) Amazon Kinesis
7 339 (6.79%) AWS Lambda
8 267 (5.35%) Amazon S3
9 242 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
10 239 (4.79%) Snowflake
11 201 (4.03%) OpenShift
12 193 (3.87%) SaaS
13 191 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 134 (2.68%) Power Platform
15 133 (2.66%) Amazon ECS
15 133 (2.66%) Amazon SQS
16 129 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
16 129 (2.58%) GitHub Actions
17 126 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
18 124 (2.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 249 (4.99%) HTTP
2 100 (2.00%) Firewall
3 74 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 54 (1.08%) Network Security
5 43 (0.86%) Internet
5 43 (0.86%) PPP
6 30 (0.60%) MQTT
7 23 (0.46%) Broadband
8 21 (0.42%) DNS
8 21 (0.42%) LAN
9 18 (0.36%) Kerberos
10 16 (0.32%) SD-WAN
10 16 (0.32%) WAN
11 13 (0.26%) Calico
12 11 (0.22%) VPN
13 9 (0.18%) AMQP
13 9 (0.18%) VLAN
14 7 (0.14%) Skype
15 6 (0.12%) SMS
15 6 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,272 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1,178 (23.60%) NoSQL
3 918 (18.39%) Big Data
4 822 (16.47%) MongoDB
5 600 (12.02%) Hadoop
6 559 (11.20%) Relational Database
7 532 (10.66%) Redis
8 454 (9.10%) MySQL
9 405 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 322 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
11 320 (6.41%) SQL Server
12 284 (5.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 252 (5.05%) Amazon Aurora
13 252 (5.05%) BigQuery
14 237 (4.75%) HBase
15 231 (4.63%) Amazon Redshift
15 231 (4.63%) Data Lake
16 179 (3.59%) Flink
17 168 (3.37%) Amazon Athena
18 163 (3.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,311 (26.27%) Jenkins
2 1,172 (23.48%) Git (software)
3 415 (8.31%) Maven
4 249 (4.99%) Gradle
5 248 (4.97%) JUnit
6 247 (4.95%) GitLab
7 207 (4.15%) JIRA
8 182 (3.65%) Selenium
9 181 (3.63%) CircleCI
10 147 (2.95%) Cypress.io
10 147 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
11 136 (2.72%) Cucumber
12 133 (2.66%) JMeter
13 131 (2.62%) Artifactory
14 129 (2.58%) Mockito
15 127 (2.54%) Bitbucket
16 123 (2.46%) Babel
17 121 (2.42%) SonarQube
18 116 (2.32%) Postman
19 98 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,842 (36.91%) Finance
2 1,095 (21.94%) Social Skills
3 865 (17.33%) Banking
4 611 (12.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 473 (9.48%) Games
6 348 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
7 341 (6.83%) Retail
8 286 (5.73%) Marketing
9 210 (4.21%) Law
10 126 (2.52%) Telecoms
11 109 (2.18%) Legal
12 106 (2.12%) Public Sector
13 91 (1.82%) Front Office
14 80 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
15 76 (1.52%) Financial Institution
16 73 (1.46%) Automotive
17 66 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
18 57 (1.14%) Advertising
19 55 (1.10%) Billing
20 50 (1.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,450 (29.05%) Developer
2 1,028 (20.60%) Software Engineer
3 854 (17.11%) Java Developer
4 723 (14.49%) Data Engineer
5 536 (10.74%) Java Engineer
6 520 (10.42%) Senior Developer
7 337 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
8 301 (6.03%) Senior Software Engineer
9 273 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 268 (5.37%) Senior Data Engineer
11 228 (4.57%) Java Software Engineer
12 187 (3.75%) Senior Java Engineer
13 175 (3.51%) Architect
14 167 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
15 160 (3.21%) Principal Engineer
16 145 (2.91%) AWS Engineer
17 143 (2.87%) Python Developer
18 138 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
19 118 (2.36%) Engineering Manager
20 117 (2.34%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,441 (28.87%) Spring
2 1,056 (21.16%) Spring Boot
3 907 (18.17%) React
4 737 (14.77%) RabbitMQ
5 736 (14.75%) REST
6 514 (10.30%) Node.js
7 461 (9.24%) RESTful
8 449 (9.00%) AngularJS
9 396 (7.93%) .NET
10 282 (5.65%) GraphQL
11 268 (5.37%) HTML
12 240 (4.81%) React Native
13 234 (4.69%) Middleware
14 233 (4.67%) Web Services
15 223 (4.47%) ActiveMQ
16 207 (4.15%) CSS
17 197 (3.95%) JSON
18 190 (3.81%) OAuth
19 181 (3.63%) Elastic Stack
20 175 (3.51%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 480 (9.62%) Cloud Native
2 285 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 269 (5.39%) Algorithms
4 228 (4.57%) Social Media
5 182 (3.65%) Public Cloud
5 182 (3.65%) Social Network
5 182 (3.65%) User Experience
6 179 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
7 173 (3.47%) Blog
8 171 (3.43%) Data Structures
9 159 (3.19%) Mobile App
10 148 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
11 130 (2.60%) Blockchain
12 120 (2.40%) Sports Betting
13 100 (2.00%) Virtual Team
14 93 (1.86%) Mobile Payment
15 83 (1.66%) Cyberattack
16 81 (1.62%) Equities
17 73 (1.46%) Hedge funds
18 68 (1.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 810 (16.23%) Linux
2 264 (5.29%) Unix
3 154 (3.09%) Windows
4 103 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 102 (2.04%) Android
6 59 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 44 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.50%) CentOS
9 21 (0.42%) AIX
10 16 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.26%) VMS
12 11 (0.22%) Windows Server
13 8 (0.16%) Debian
13 8 (0.16%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.12%) CoreOS
14 6 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.040%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.020%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.020%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,828 (56.66%) Agile
2 1,995 (39.97%) CI/CD
3 1,900 (38.07%) Microservices
4 1,839 (36.85%) Software Engineering
5 1,460 (29.25%) DevOps
6 1,114 (22.32%) TDD
7 843 (16.89%) Event-Driven
8 793 (15.89%) Test Automation
9 769 (15.41%) Data Science
10 738 (14.79%) Analytics
11 711 (14.25%) Data Engineering
12 691 (13.84%) Full Stack Development
13 677 (13.56%) Scrum
14 648 (12.98%) Mentoring
15 632 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
16 631 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
17 620 (12.42%) Open Source
18 595 (11.92%) Data Pipeline
19 588 (11.78%) Machine Learning
20 584 (11.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3,064 (61.39%) Java
2 2,046 (40.99%) Python
3 1,377 (27.59%) SQL
4 822 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 804 (16.11%) Scala
6 607 (12.16%) Kotlin
7 600 (12.02%) Go
8 479 (9.60%) C#
9 450 (9.02%) TypeScript
10 375 (7.51%) Bash
11 325 (6.51%) Ruby
12 155 (3.11%) Shell Script
13 141 (2.83%) C++
14 139 (2.79%) Clojure
15 121 (2.42%) PowerShell
16 96 (1.92%) C
17 85 (1.70%) Groovy
18 74 (1.48%) R
19 65 (1.30%) Elixir
20 61 (1.22%) Rust
Qualifications
1 462 (9.26%) Degree
2 199 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 86 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 58 (1.16%) OCP
6 58 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
7 22 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 13 (0.26%) CISSP
11 12 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.16%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.14%) PhD
13 7 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.10%) CRISC
15 3 (0.060%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 3 (0.060%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.060%) RHCE
16 2 (0.040%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 408 (8.17%) QA
2 112 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 70 (1.40%) GDPR
4 26 (0.52%) Accessibility
5 24 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.46%) SLA
7 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.20%) GxP
9 3 (0.060%) NIST
9 3 (0.060%) PSD2
10 2 (0.040%) SEPA
11 1 (0.020%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2,486 (49.81%) Docker
2 187 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 93 (1.86%) Apache Flume
4 67 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 66 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (0.92%) HDFS
7 21 (0.42%) ISA Server
8 14 (0.28%) Active Directory
9 10 (0.20%) LXC
10 7 (0.14%) Ceph
11 5 (0.10%) NFS
12 4 (0.080%) KVM
13 2 (0.040%) Lustre
14 1 (0.020%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.020%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2,779 (55.68%) Kubernetes
2 970 (19.43%) Terraform
3 617 (12.36%) Ansible
4 275 (5.51%) Grafana
5 257 (5.15%) Prometheus
6 186 (3.73%) Puppet
7 178 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
8 157 (3.15%) Istio
9 123 (2.46%) Kibana
10 92 (1.84%) Oozie
11 66 (1.32%) logstash
12 64 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
12 64 (1.28%) HAProxy
13 43 (0.86%) ZABBIX
14 39 (0.78%) Mesos
15 32 (0.64%) Graylog
16 30 (0.60%) MIIS
17 28 (0.56%) Opsgenie
17 28 (0.56%) Pingdom
18 27 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 449 (9.00%) Google
2 317 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 290 (5.81%) Oracle
4 209 (4.19%) Databricks
5 176 (3.53%) Splunk
6 114 (2.28%) Twitter
7 105 (2.10%) Cloudera
8 83 (1.66%) Confluent
9 81 (1.62%) VMware
10 77 (1.54%) IBM
11 61 (1.22%) AppDynamics
11 61 (1.22%) New Relic
12 49 (0.98%) ServiceNow
13 47 (0.94%) Sun
14 43 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
15 39 (0.78%) Red Hat
16 38 (0.76%) Cisco
17 36 (0.72%) Apple
18 33 (0.66%) Hortonworks
19 32 (0.64%) SAP