Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 140 216
Rank change year-on-year +19 +76 +121
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,270 1,508 1,169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.67% 2.46% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 6.10% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,032 1,258 945
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £107,500 £108,250
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 19,485 24,715 28,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 40.91% 40.29% 39.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,014 20,517 23,600
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% +5.26%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in London.

Salary trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in London

Kafka
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the London region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
Central London +42 326 £80,000 +6.67% 70
West London +13 40 £55,000 -8.33% 45
South London +25 30 £80,000 +39.13% 5
East London +2 6 £82,500 - 4
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 702 (55.28%) Java
2 650 (51.18%) AWS
3 574 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
4 476 (37.48%) Docker
5 467 (36.77%) Kubernetes
6 451 (35.51%) Python
7 413 (32.52%) Finance
8 404 (31.81%) Scala
9 403 (31.73%) Microservices
9 403 (31.73%) Apache Spark
10 399 (31.42%) DevOps
11 358 (28.19%) TDD
12 352 (27.72%) Big Data
13 296 (23.31%) SQL
14 289 (22.76%) Software Engineering
15 262 (20.63%) Azure
16 254 (20.00%) NoSQL
17 250 (19.69%) Analytics
18 247 (19.45%) GCP
19 246 (19.37%) Hadoop
20 233 (18.35%) Linux
21 218 (17.17%) Data Science
22 216 (17.01%) Spring
23 210 (16.54%) Fintech
24 208 (16.38%) Git (software)
25 197 (15.51%) Apache Cassandra
26 177 (13.94%) Java 8
27 165 (12.99%) ETL
28 162 (12.76%) Terraform
29 161 (12.68%) Scrum

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 403 (31.73%) Apache Spark
2 114 (8.98%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (6.22%) Apache Airflow
4 78 (6.14%) Apache
5 35 (2.76%) Confluence
6 34 (2.68%) Luigi
7 16 (1.26%) Apache Solr
8 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.71%) DataSynapse
10 8 (0.63%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.47%) Tornado
13 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.24%) nginx
14 3 (0.24%) OpenWhisk
14 3 (0.24%) SAS
14 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.16%) Camunda
Applications
1 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.16%) Eikon
2 2 (0.16%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.079%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 650 (51.18%) AWS
2 262 (20.63%) Azure
3 247 (19.45%) GCP
4 92 (7.24%) Amazon S3
5 85 (6.69%) Amazon Kinesis
6 73 (5.75%) Serverless
7 62 (4.88%) Amazon EMR
8 54 (4.25%) Amazon EC2
9 52 (4.09%) SaaS
10 46 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
11 45 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (2.52%) OpenShift
13 19 (1.50%) Amazon EKS
14 18 (1.42%) Power Platform
15 16 (1.26%) Slack
16 12 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
16 12 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
16 12 (0.94%) GitHub
17 10 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.57%) HTTP
2 10 (0.79%) Calico
2 10 (0.79%) Network Security
3 8 (0.63%) Firewall
4 7 (0.55%) Internet
5 5 (0.39%) FTP
6 4 (0.31%) 3GPP
6 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.24%) AMQP
7 3 (0.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.16%) DHCP
8 2 (0.16%) DMZ
8 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.16%) Skype
9 1 (0.079%) IPFS
9 1 (0.079%) SMS
9 1 (0.079%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.079%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (27.72%) Big Data
2 254 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 246 (19.37%) Hadoop
4 197 (15.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 159 (12.52%) SQL Server
6 145 (11.42%) PostgreSQL
7 143 (11.26%) MongoDB
8 123 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
9 120 (9.45%) Amazon Redshift
10 102 (8.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 94 (7.40%) Relational Database
12 93 (7.32%) Redis
13 77 (6.06%) BigQuery
14 71 (5.59%) Apache Hive
15 57 (4.49%) Flink
16 55 (4.33%) Snowflake Schema
17 50 (3.94%) RDBMS
18 49 (3.86%) CouchDB
18 49 (3.86%) MySQL
19 47 (3.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 208 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 122 (9.61%) Jenkins
3 69 (5.43%) JIRA
4 60 (4.72%) Maven
5 53 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (3.23%) NUnit
7 38 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 38 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
7 38 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 33 (2.60%) JUnit
9 29 (2.28%) CircleCI
10 26 (2.05%) Artifactory
11 25 (1.97%) Bitbucket
12 24 (1.89%) Cypress.io
13 23 (1.81%) GitLab
14 19 (1.50%) Gradle
14 19 (1.50%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.02%) ERwin
16 12 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 413 (32.52%) Finance
2 154 (12.13%) Banking
3 52 (4.09%) Games
4 36 (2.83%) Front Office
5 28 (2.20%) Retail
6 27 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.89%) Marketing
8 17 (1.34%) Advertising
8 17 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.87%) Legal
11 9 (0.71%) Back Office
11 9 (0.71%) Public Sector
12 8 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.55%) Law
14 6 (0.47%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Billing
16 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 456 (35.91%) Developer
2 289 (22.76%) Data Engineer
3 247 (19.45%) Java Developer
4 116 (9.13%) Architect
5 104 (8.19%) Senior Developer
6 101 (7.95%) Java Engineer
7 93 (7.32%) Software Engineer
8 78 (6.14%) Data Architect
9 75 (5.91%) Scala Developer
10 67 (5.28%) Senior Data Engineer
10 67 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
11 64 (5.04%) Java Software Engineer
12 53 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
13 48 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
14 47 (3.70%) Big Data Engineer
15 40 (3.15%) Senior Java Engineer
16 38 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
17 36 (2.83%) C# Developer
17 36 (2.83%) Python Engineer
18 35 (2.76%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (17.01%) Spring
2 158 (12.44%) REST
3 157 (12.36%) RabbitMQ
4 122 (9.61%) Spring Boot
5 117 (9.21%) Node.js
6 116 (9.13%) RESTful
7 105 (8.27%) React
7 105 (8.27%) Web Services
8 82 (6.46%) .NET
9 70 (5.51%) React Native
10 58 (4.57%) HTML
11 55 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
11 55 (4.33%) Redux
12 53 (4.17%) .NET Core
13 52 (4.09%) Akka
14 45 (3.54%) CSS
15 44 (3.46%) Jest
15 44 (3.46%) JMS
16 39 (3.07%) Enzyme
17 37 (2.91%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (5.43%) Data Structures
4 55 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 52 (4.09%) Hedge funds
6 49 (3.86%) Cloud Native
7 41 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 40 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
9 39 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (2.99%) Management Information System
11 36 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (2.76%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.50%) User Experience
14 16 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 13 (1.02%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.94%) Reference Data
17 11 (0.87%) Equities
17 11 (0.87%) Online Games
18 10 (0.79%) Derivative
19 9 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 233 (18.35%) Linux
2 52 (4.09%) Android
3 51 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 46 (3.62%) Mac OS X
5 31 (2.44%) Windows
6 30 (2.36%) Unix
7 20 (1.57%) CentOS
8 9 (0.71%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.31%) Solaris
10 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.079%) AIX
12 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.079%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (31.73%) Microservices
3 399 (31.42%) DevOps
4 358 (28.19%) TDD
5 289 (22.76%) Software Engineering
6 250 (19.69%) Analytics
7 218 (17.17%) Data Science
8 210 (16.54%) Fintech
9 165 (12.99%) ETL
10 161 (12.68%) Scrum
11 160 (12.60%) Machine Learning
12 151 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
13 139 (10.94%) Computer Science
14 135 (10.63%) BDD
15 130 (10.24%) Open Source
16 113 (8.90%) Data Modelling
17 108 (8.50%) Data Engineering
18 105 (8.27%) OO
19 93 (7.32%) Mentoring
20 81 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 702 (55.28%) Java
2 451 (35.51%) Python
3 404 (31.81%) Scala
4 296 (23.31%) SQL
5 177 (13.94%) Java 8
6 113 (8.90%) Kotlin
7 111 (8.74%) JavaScript
8 94 (7.40%) C#
9 90 (7.09%) Go
10 76 (5.98%) Ruby
11 64 (5.04%) C++
12 62 (4.88%) Clojure
13 47 (3.70%) TypeScript
14 40 (3.15%) Apple Swift
15 39 (3.07%) Bash Shell
16 34 (2.68%) PHP
17 22 (1.73%) Groovy
18 21 (1.65%) R
19 18 (1.42%) C
20 16 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 116 (9.13%) Degree
2 72 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.57%) Master's Degree
4 14 (1.10%) PhD
5 13 (1.02%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.55%) MBA
6 7 (0.55%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.47%) CISSP
7 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.39%) SANS
8 5 (0.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.31%) CCNA
9 4 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.31%) GIAC
9 4 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
9 4 (0.31%) MCSE
9 4 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.23%) QA
2 29 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.34%) GDPR
4 5 (0.39%) MiFID
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.079%) EMIR
System Software
1 476 (37.48%) Docker
2 50 (3.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 16 (1.26%) Apache Flume
4 14 (1.10%) HDFS
5 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.31%) zsh
7 3 (0.24%) Varnish
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) Lustre
8 2 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.079%) Alluxio
9 1 (0.079%) Ceph
9 1 (0.079%) etcd
9 1 (0.079%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 467 (36.77%) Kubernetes
2 162 (12.76%) Terraform
3 137 (10.79%) Ansible
4 51 (4.02%) Mesos
5 45 (3.54%) Prometheus
6 44 (3.46%) Marathon
7 43 (3.39%) Grafana
8 37 (2.91%) Puppet
9 31 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (1.73%) Salt
11 17 (1.34%) Kubeflow
11 17 (1.34%) Oozie
12 11 (0.87%) Istio
12 11 (0.87%) Kibana
13 10 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.71%) Nessus
14 9 (0.71%) Nmap
14 9 (0.71%) Sysdig
15 7 (0.55%) linkerd
15 7 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 133 (10.47%) Google
2 114 (8.98%) Oracle
3 65 (5.12%) Tableau
4 50 (3.94%) Talend
5 39 (3.07%) Informatica
6 27 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 27 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 17 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.26%) Ab Initio
8 16 (1.26%) FIS
8 16 (1.26%) WorldPay
9 14 (1.10%) Databricks
9 14 (1.10%) Facebook
10 12 (0.94%) IBM
10 12 (0.94%) Splunk
11 11 (0.87%) SAP
11 11 (0.87%) Teradata
12 9 (0.71%) Qualys
12 9 (0.71%) Sybase
13 8 (0.63%) Solace