Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 110 153
Rank change year-on-year +36 +43 +39
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,934 898 1,356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.30% 3.03% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.01% 7.19% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 721 1,129
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,000
25th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £120,000 £110,150
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +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 21,456 12,496 22,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.71% 42.11% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12,663 10,456 19,016
10th Percentile £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +8.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £107,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 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
Central London +1 266 £90,000 +12.50% 106
West London -25 27 £82,500 +37.50% 35
South London -15 11 £70,000 -12.50% 5
East London +5 4 £75,000 -9.09% 19
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 1,102 (56.98%) Java
2 1,048 (54.19%) Docker
3 1,026 (53.05%) AWS
4 1,020 (52.74%) Kubernetes
5 928 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
6 910 (47.05%) Microservices
7 773 (39.97%) Finance
8 751 (38.83%) Python
9 598 (30.92%) SQL
10 579 (29.94%) Software Engineering
11 527 (27.25%) DevOps
12 480 (24.82%) Spring
13 456 (23.58%) NoSQL
14 437 (22.60%) PostgreSQL
15 427 (22.08%) Azure
16 411 (21.25%) Apache Spark
17 410 (21.20%) React
18 376 (19.44%) TDD
19 365 (18.87%) Git (software)
19 365 (18.87%) GCP
20 350 (18.10%) Fintech
21 343 (17.74%) Social Skills
22 342 (17.68%) JavaScript
23 341 (17.63%) MongoDB
24 340 (17.58%) Analytics
24 340 (17.58%) Banking
25 338 (17.48%) Big Data
26 337 (17.43%) Spring Boot
27 330 (17.06%) Test Automation
28 301 (15.56%) Jenkins

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
1 411 (21.25%) Apache Spark
2 208 (10.75%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (6.98%) Apache Airflow
4 88 (4.55%) Apache
5 56 (2.90%) Confluence
6 44 (2.28%) Luigi
7 21 (1.09%) nginx
8 20 (1.03%) Apache Pulsar
9 19 (0.98%) Apache Pig
9 19 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
10 17 (0.88%) Gunicorn
11 16 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.31%) JBoss
14 5 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.21%) IIS
15 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
2 10 (0.52%) InVision
2 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.52%) Sketch
3 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.26%) Fireworks
4 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.10%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 17 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 14 (0.72%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.31%) Summit
4 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.052%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (53.05%) AWS
2 427 (22.08%) Azure
3 365 (18.87%) GCP
4 169 (8.74%) SaaS
5 163 (8.43%) Serverless
6 115 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
7 114 (5.89%) Amazon Kinesis
8 85 (4.40%) OpenShift
9 82 (4.24%) GitHub
10 78 (4.03%) Snowflake
11 73 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
12 67 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
13 62 (3.21%) Amazon S3
14 49 (2.53%) Amazon ECS
14 49 (2.53%) PaaS
15 47 (2.43%) Power Platform
16 44 (2.28%) Amazon EKS
17 39 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
18 38 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
19 37 (1.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.58%) HTTP
2 31 (1.60%) SSL
3 23 (1.19%) Internet
4 21 (1.09%) Firewall
5 13 (0.67%) DNS
6 11 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.52%) Broadband
8 9 (0.47%) SMTP
8 9 (0.47%) VSAN
9 8 (0.41%) SMS
9 8 (0.41%) VPN
10 6 (0.31%) IMAP
11 5 (0.26%) MQTT
11 5 (0.26%) SAN
11 5 (0.26%) SD-WAN
12 4 (0.21%) AMQP
12 4 (0.21%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.21%) Sourcefire
12 4 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 456 (23.58%) NoSQL
2 437 (22.60%) PostgreSQL
3 341 (17.63%) MongoDB
4 338 (17.48%) Big Data
5 288 (14.89%) Hadoop
6 213 (11.01%) Relational Database
7 197 (10.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 162 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
9 144 (7.45%) Redis
10 133 (6.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 107 (5.53%) MySQL
12 90 (4.65%) SQL Server
13 87 (4.50%) Amazon Aurora
14 82 (4.24%) Flink
15 78 (4.03%) Data Lake
16 77 (3.98%) Amazon Redshift
17 75 (3.88%) Oracle Database
18 65 (3.36%) RDBMS
19 60 (3.10%) Apache Hive
20 47 (2.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 365 (18.87%) Git (software)
2 301 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 143 (7.39%) Maven
4 113 (5.84%) JUnit
5 107 (5.53%) GitLab
6 105 (5.43%) Gradle
7 99 (5.12%) JIRA
8 66 (3.41%) Selenium
9 55 (2.84%) JMeter
10 53 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (2.53%) Cypress.io
12 48 (2.48%) Mockito
13 41 (2.12%) Cucumber
13 41 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 38 (1.96%) Babel
15 37 (1.91%) SonarQube
15 37 (1.91%) webpack
16 31 (1.60%) Artifactory
17 30 (1.55%) Bitbucket
17 30 (1.55%) WebDriver
General
1 773 (39.97%) Finance
2 343 (17.74%) Social Skills
3 340 (17.58%) Banking
4 132 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (5.53%) Retail
6 95 (4.91%) Front Office
7 93 (4.81%) Games
8 64 (3.31%) Advertising
9 51 (2.64%) Investment Banking
10 50 (2.59%) Marketing
11 42 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 29 (1.50%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.50%) Public Sector
13 25 (1.29%) Billing
14 22 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
15 20 (1.03%) Manufacturing
16 19 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
17 16 (0.83%) Back Office
17 16 (0.83%) Law
18 15 (0.78%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 604 (31.23%) Developer
2 304 (15.72%) Software Engineer
3 301 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 289 (14.94%) Data Engineer
5 178 (9.20%) Java Engineer
6 158 (8.17%) Senior Developer
7 100 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 90 (4.65%) Senior Data Engineer
9 89 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 80 (4.14%) Backend Developer
11 79 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 78 (4.03%) Senior Java Engineer
13 77 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
14 73 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
15 69 (3.57%) Python Engineer
16 68 (3.52%) Architect
17 59 (3.05%) Big Data Engineer
18 54 (2.79%) Technical Leader
19 47 (2.43%) Java Software Engineer
20 39 (2.02%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (24.82%) Spring
2 410 (21.20%) React
3 337 (17.43%) Spring Boot
4 300 (15.51%) REST
5 298 (15.41%) Node.js
6 226 (11.69%) .NET
7 216 (11.17%) AngularJS
8 190 (9.82%) Web Services
9 161 (8.32%) RabbitMQ
10 159 (8.22%) gRPC
11 157 (8.12%) RESTful
12 154 (7.96%) GraphQL
13 120 (6.20%) HTML
14 113 (5.84%) .NET Core
15 104 (5.38%) JSON
16 77 (3.98%) React Native
17 76 (3.93%) Elastic Stack
18 74 (3.83%) Redux
19 70 (3.62%) CSS
20 68 (3.52%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 161 (8.32%) Cloud Native
2 139 (7.19%) User Experience
3 106 (5.48%) Algorithms
4 95 (4.91%) Data Structures
5 79 (4.08%) Hedge funds
6 77 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (3.15%) Equities
9 60 (3.10%) Virtual Team
10 57 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
11 54 (2.79%) Blog
12 46 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 46 (2.38%) Mobile App
13 44 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 38 (1.96%) Derivative
15 37 (1.91%) Mobile Banking
15 37 (1.91%) SWIFT
16 36 (1.86%) Video\Live Streaming
17 35 (1.81%) Public Cloud
18 34 (1.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 216 (11.17%) Linux
2 86 (4.45%) Unix
3 51 (2.64%) Windows
4 21 (1.09%) Mac OS X
5 20 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.52%) Android
7 10 (0.52%) CentOS
8 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.16%) Debian
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.10%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.052%) Solaris
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (47.98%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (47.05%) Microservices
3 579 (29.94%) Software Engineering
4 527 (27.25%) DevOps
5 376 (19.44%) TDD
6 350 (18.10%) Fintech
7 340 (17.58%) Analytics
8 330 (17.06%) Test Automation
9 288 (14.89%) Event-Driven
10 259 (13.39%) Mentoring
11 238 (12.31%) ETL
12 234 (12.10%) Data Pipeline
13 225 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
14 210 (10.86%) Data Science
15 202 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
16 193 (9.98%) Computer Science
17 191 (9.88%) Clean Code
18 179 (9.26%) Artificial Intelligence
18 179 (9.26%) OO
19 175 (9.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (56.98%) Java
2 751 (38.83%) Python
3 598 (30.92%) SQL
4 342 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 223 (11.53%) Scala
6 221 (11.43%) C#
7 208 (10.75%) TypeScript
8 205 (10.60%) Java 8
9 177 (9.15%) Go
10 163 (8.43%) Kotlin
11 59 (3.05%) Java 11
11 59 (3.05%) Ruby
12 55 (2.84%) Bash Shell
13 54 (2.79%) Shell Script
14 51 (2.64%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.65%) C
16 30 (1.55%) C++
16 30 (1.55%) Clojure
17 29 (1.50%) ES6
18 26 (1.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 191 (9.88%) Degree
2 100 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (1.65%) Master's Degree
4 19 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.47%) PhD
6 8 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 8 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.31%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.21%) CISSP
11 2 (0.10%) CCNA
11 2 (0.10%) CEH
11 2 (0.10%) GIAC
11 2 (0.10%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.10%) MCSE
11 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.10%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (8.32%) QA
2 49 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.65%) Accessibility
4 29 (1.50%) GDPR
5 17 (0.88%) GRC
6 14 (0.72%) PMO
7 2 (0.10%) MiFID
7 2 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,048 (54.19%) Docker
2 45 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 30 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (1.29%) ISA Server
5 20 (1.03%) HDFS
6 11 (0.57%) etcd
7 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.31%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.31%) KVM
9 5 (0.26%) Ceph
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.052%) GridGain
11 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.052%) NFS
11 1 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,020 (52.74%) Kubernetes
2 264 (13.65%) Terraform
3 155 (8.01%) Ansible
4 80 (4.14%) Prometheus
5 64 (3.31%) Grafana
5 64 (3.31%) Puppet
6 53 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (2.48%) Istio
8 40 (2.07%) Kibana
9 26 (1.34%) logstash
10 21 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (1.09%) HAProxy
11 15 (0.78%) Mesos
12 13 (0.67%) Consul
13 12 (0.62%) Kustomize
14 11 (0.57%) Packer
15 10 (0.52%) ZABBIX
16 9 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
16 9 (0.47%) Oozie
17 8 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 166 (8.58%) Google
2 143 (7.39%) Oracle
3 69 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 42 (2.17%) Databricks
4 42 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 36 (1.86%) Splunk
6 28 (1.45%) IBM
7 27 (1.40%) Confluent
8 26 (1.34%) Solace
9 24 (1.24%) New Relic
10 22 (1.14%) Cloudera
11 21 (1.09%) VMware
12 20 (1.03%) PagerDuty
12 20 (1.03%) Spotify
13 17 (0.88%) AppDynamics
14 16 (0.83%) Hortonworks
15 14 (0.72%) Talend
16 10 (0.52%) Charles River
16 10 (0.52%) StreamSets
17 9 (0.47%) Salesforce.com