Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 411 614
Rank change year-on-year +174 +203 +183
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 996 488 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.42% 0.69% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.60% 1.72% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 782 425 238
London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%

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 27,670 28,314 32,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 39.39% 40.12% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 22,952 24,804 27,560
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka in London.

Salary trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Central London +80 172 £70,000 -3.45% 58
North London +29 26 £75,000 -9.09%
South London - 14 £82,500 - 2
West London +6 8 £62,500 +2.04% 19
East London +5 8 £110,000 +100.00% 12
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 603 (60.54%) Java
2 488 (49.00%) Apache Spark
3 448 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
4 419 (42.07%) Hadoop
5 390 (39.16%) Big Data
6 382 (38.35%) Finance
7 370 (37.15%) Python
8 309 (31.02%) SQL
9 287 (28.82%) Docker
10 282 (28.31%) Software Engineering
11 280 (28.11%) Scala
11 280 (28.11%) Amazon AWS
12 259 (26.00%) Microservices
13 253 (25.40%) Linux
14 245 (24.60%) NoSQL
15 244 (24.50%) TDD
16 231 (23.19%) DevOps
17 213 (21.39%) Spring
18 208 (20.88%) Jenkins
18 208 (20.88%) Apache Cassandra
19 195 (19.58%) Elasticsearch
20 192 (19.28%) Analytics
21 179 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
22 173 (17.37%) Banking
23 172 (17.27%) BDD
24 168 (16.87%) MongoDB
25 153 (15.36%) Machine Learning
26 152 (15.26%) Open Source
26 152 (15.26%) Git (software)
27 150 (15.06%) C#

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
1 488 (49.00%) Apache Spark
2 195 (19.58%) Elasticsearch
3 129 (12.95%) Apache
4 44 (4.42%) Apache Solr
5 36 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 28 (2.81%) Apache Pig
6 28 (2.81%) Confluence
7 20 (2.01%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
9 15 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
9 15 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.00%) SAS
11 7 (0.70%) nginx
12 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.50%) Luigi
12 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.40%) JBoss
13 4 (0.40%) Liferay
13 4 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.30%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (0.70%) HipChat
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) RMDS
2 5 (0.50%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 280 (28.11%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.51%) Amazon Kinesis
4 32 (3.21%) GitHub
5 29 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (2.11%) Serverless
8 20 (2.01%) Amazon EMR
8 20 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.71%) SaaS
10 16 (1.61%) PaaS
11 15 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.31%) Google Play
13 12 (1.20%) IaaS
14 11 (1.10%) OpenShift
15 10 (1.00%) Datadog
16 7 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.91%) Kerberos
2 18 (1.81%) Firewall
3 16 (1.61%) DNS
4 11 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.10%) VPN
5 10 (1.00%) AMQP
6 9 (0.90%) ICMP
7 8 (0.80%) HTTP
8 7 (0.70%) Internet
8 7 (0.70%) SSL
9 6 (0.60%) Multicast
10 3 (0.30%) LDAP
10 3 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.20%) DHCP
11 2 (0.20%) FTP
11 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.20%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.20%) RTP
11 2 (0.20%) SSH
12 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (42.07%) Hadoop
2 390 (39.16%) Big Data
3 245 (24.60%) NoSQL
4 208 (20.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 168 (16.87%) MongoDB
6 143 (14.36%) Apache Hive
7 141 (14.16%) HBase
8 109 (10.94%) MySQL
9 97 (9.74%) SQL Server
10 92 (9.24%) Redis
10 92 (9.24%) Relational Database
11 91 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
12 80 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 55 (5.52%) Impala
15 51 (5.12%) Amazon Redshift
16 50 (5.02%) Neo4j
17 38 (3.82%) Flink
18 34 (3.41%) Hazelcast
19 32 (3.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 208 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 152 (15.26%) Git (software)
3 95 (9.54%) JIRA
4 91 (9.14%) Maven
5 78 (7.83%) Cucumber
6 63 (6.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 48 (4.82%) Subversion
8 36 (3.61%) JUnit
9 35 (3.51%) Gradle
10 27 (2.71%) Bitbucket
11 26 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (2.61%) Vagrant
12 25 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (2.01%) Selenium
14 17 (1.71%) Artifactory
15 14 (1.41%) SonarQube
16 13 (1.31%) Codeception
17 12 (1.20%) Gerrit
17 12 (1.20%) GitLab
18 11 (1.10%) Appium
General
1 382 (38.35%) Finance
2 173 (17.37%) Banking
3 93 (9.34%) Front Office
4 88 (8.84%) Investment Banking
5 60 (6.02%) Games
6 58 (5.82%) Telecoms
7 56 (5.62%) Retail Banking
8 36 (3.61%) Retail
9 35 (3.51%) Marketing
10 29 (2.91%) Online Betting
11 28 (2.81%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.71%) Advertising
13 15 (1.51%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.31%) Electronics
15 11 (1.10%) Legal
16 8 (0.80%) Publishing
17 4 (0.40%) Military
18 1 (0.10%) Automotive
18 1 (0.10%) iGaming
18 1 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 364 (36.55%) Developer
2 174 (17.47%) Java Developer
3 141 (14.16%) Software Engineer
4 135 (13.55%) Data Engineer
5 83 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
6 75 (7.53%) Architect
6 75 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 65 (6.53%) Java Engineer
8 55 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 52 (5.22%) Big Data Developer
11 44 (4.42%) Scala Developer
12 38 (3.82%) SQL Developer
13 35 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
14 33 (3.31%) Data Architect
14 33 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
15 31 (3.11%) C# Developer
16 29 (2.91%) Software Developer
16 29 (2.91%) Technical Leader
17 27 (2.71%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (21.39%) Spring
2 125 (12.55%) REST
3 110 (11.04%) RabbitMQ
4 104 (10.44%) React
5 96 (9.64%) Web Services
6 86 (8.63%) Node.js
7 84 (8.43%) RESTful
8 83 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 63 (6.33%) Hibernate
10 58 (5.82%) .NET
10 58 (5.82%) Akka
10 58 (5.82%) Spark Streaming
11 44 (4.42%) ActiveMQ
12 43 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
13 42 (4.22%) Spring Boot
14 37 (3.71%) HTML
14 37 (3.71%) Natural Language Processing
15 36 (3.61%) Guice
16 34 (3.41%) Samza
17 32 (3.21%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 147 (14.76%) Computer Science
2 116 (11.65%) Fintech
3 115 (11.55%) Algorithms
4 91 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
5 75 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (5.92%) Derivative
7 39 (3.92%) Data Structures
8 35 (3.51%) Equities
9 33 (3.31%) Fixed Income
10 32 (3.21%) Equity Derivative
10 32 (3.21%) Mobile App
10 32 (3.21%) Online Games
11 29 (2.91%) Over-the-Top Content
12 27 (2.71%) Data Centre
13 20 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.61%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.41%) Hedge funds
17 13 (1.31%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 253 (25.40%) Linux
2 121 (12.15%) Unix
3 25 (2.51%) Ubuntu
4 20 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.91%) Android
6 12 (1.20%) CentOS
7 11 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.80%) Windows
9 5 (0.50%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.30%) openSUSE
10 3 (0.30%) SUSE
11 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.10%) AIX
12 1 (0.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.10%) VyOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (28.31%) Software Engineering
3 259 (26.00%) Microservices
4 244 (24.50%) TDD
5 231 (23.19%) DevOps
6 192 (19.28%) Analytics
7 179 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
8 172 (17.27%) BDD
9 153 (15.36%) Machine Learning
10 152 (15.26%) Open Source
11 132 (13.25%) Scrum
12 122 (12.25%) Test Automation
13 96 (9.64%) OO
14 71 (7.13%) E-Commerce
15 69 (6.93%) Low Latency
15 69 (6.93%) Mentoring
16 67 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (6.33%) ETL
18 62 (6.22%) Wealth Management
19 61 (6.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 603 (60.54%) Java
2 370 (37.15%) Python
3 309 (31.02%) SQL
4 280 (28.11%) Scala
5 150 (15.06%) C#
6 140 (14.06%) JavaScript
7 82 (8.23%) C++
8 63 (6.33%) Bash Shell
9 60 (6.02%) Go
10 49 (4.92%) Ruby
11 37 (3.71%) F#
12 35 (3.51%) PHP
13 34 (3.41%) R
14 31 (3.11%) ES6
15 18 (1.81%) C
15 18 (1.81%) GraphQL
15 18 (1.81%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.71%) Perl
17 14 (1.41%) Groovy
18 13 (1.31%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 138 (13.86%) Degree
2 67 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.81%) PhD
5 13 (1.31%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.60%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.02%) QA
2 31 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.90%) MiFID
4 5 (0.50%) SEPA
5 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.20%) EMIR
5 2 (0.20%) GCP
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 287 (28.82%) Docker
2 67 (6.73%) HDFS
3 54 (5.42%) Apache Flume
4 26 (2.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.50%) LXC
6 3 (0.30%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) MapR-FS
8 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Corosync
8 1 (0.10%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.10%) GridGain
8 1 (0.10%) iptables
8 1 (0.10%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 114 (11.45%) Ansible
2 110 (11.04%) Kubernetes
3 67 (6.73%) Terraform
4 62 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (6.12%) Puppet
6 50 (5.02%) Hadoop YARN
7 39 (3.92%) Mesos
8 20 (2.01%) Kibana
8 20 (2.01%) logstash
9 17 (1.71%) Oozie
10 11 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.10%) Nagios
11 10 (1.00%) Grafana
12 9 (0.90%) Graphite
13 8 (0.80%) Ambari
13 8 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.80%) Rancher
14 7 (0.70%) Packer
14 7 (0.70%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 135 (13.55%) Oracle
2 72 (7.23%) Google
3 63 (6.33%) Cloudera
4 54 (5.42%) Hortonworks
5 53 (5.32%) Microsoft
6 26 (2.61%) MapR
7 25 (2.51%) IBM
7 25 (2.51%) RedGate
8 19 (1.91%) Tableau
9 17 (1.71%) SAP
9 17 (1.71%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.31%) Apple
11 12 (1.20%) Informatica
12 11 (1.10%) Splunk
12 11 (1.10%) Teradata
12 11 (1.10%) Twitter
13 10 (1.00%) Talend
13 10 (1.00%) TOWER Software
13 10 (1.00%) VMware
14 8 (0.80%) Reuters