Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 136 156
Rank change year-on-year +71 +20 +73
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,249 1,273 1,387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.54% 2.52% 2.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.32% 6.21% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 1,056 1,178
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £52,250 £56,250 £49,801
90th Percentile £109,500 £115,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%

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 12,102 20,512 25,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.95% 40.56% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10,194 17,074 21,049
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +50 234 £82,500 +6.45% 79
South London +41 30 £80,000 - 3
East London +26 10 £65,000 -43.48% 16
West London +48 8 £93,000 +69.09% 61
North London - 3 £70,000 - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 721 (57.73%) Java
2 642 (51.40%) Docker
3 581 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
4 560 (44.84%) Python
5 530 (42.43%) Microservices
6 497 (39.79%) AWS
7 484 (38.75%) Kubernetes
8 412 (32.99%) Software Engineering
9 382 (30.58%) Finance
10 376 (30.10%) TDD
11 301 (24.10%) JavaScript
12 290 (23.22%) DevOps
13 278 (22.26%) Spring
14 275 (22.02%) Apache Spark
15 246 (19.70%) SQL
16 233 (18.65%) .NET
17 224 (17.93%) Spring Boot
18 218 (17.45%) Fintech
18 218 (17.45%) NoSQL
19 210 (16.81%) Scala
20 204 (16.33%) Big Data
21 196 (15.69%) Scrum
22 194 (15.53%) React
23 192 (15.37%) .NET Core
24 188 (15.05%) Node.js
24 188 (15.05%) Go
25 182 (14.57%) Azure
26 175 (14.01%) MongoDB
27 172 (13.77%) Hadoop
28 170 (13.61%) PostgreSQL

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
1 275 (22.02%) Apache Spark
2 138 (11.05%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (5.76%) Apache
4 35 (2.80%) Apache Airflow
5 21 (1.68%) Luigi
6 13 (1.04%) Tornado
7 11 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 9 (0.72%) Confluence
9 7 (0.56%) CMS
10 5 (0.40%) IIS
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.080%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.080%) JBoss
12 1 (0.080%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.080%) SAS
12 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.16%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 19 (1.52%) R3 Corda
2 9 (0.72%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.080%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 497 (39.79%) AWS
2 182 (14.57%) Azure
3 169 (13.53%) GCP
4 77 (6.16%) Serverless
5 76 (6.08%) Amazon Kinesis
6 61 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
7 45 (3.60%) GitHub
8 42 (3.36%) SaaS
9 35 (2.80%) Amazon S3
10 25 (2.00%) OpenShift
11 23 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.36%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 12 (0.96%) PaaS
15 11 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
16 10 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.80%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.28%) HTTP
2 23 (1.84%) Firewall
3 16 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.20%) SSL
5 5 (0.40%) Internet
5 5 (0.40%) VPN
6 4 (0.32%) 802.11
6 4 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.32%) FTP
6 4 (0.32%) LAN
6 4 (0.32%) Network Security
6 4 (0.32%) SAN
6 4 (0.32%) SNMP
6 4 (0.32%) SSH
6 4 (0.32%) WAN
7 3 (0.24%) DMZ
7 3 (0.24%) DNS
7 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (17.45%) NoSQL
2 204 (16.33%) Big Data
3 175 (14.01%) MongoDB
4 172 (13.77%) Hadoop
5 170 (13.61%) PostgreSQL
6 106 (8.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 81 (6.49%) Relational Database
8 63 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (4.80%) Redis
10 50 (4.00%) MySQL
10 50 (4.00%) SQL Server
11 45 (3.60%) Data Lake
12 42 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
13 40 (3.20%) BigQuery
14 38 (3.04%) Flink
15 34 (2.72%) Apache Hive
15 34 (2.72%) Hazelcast
16 33 (2.64%) RDBMS
17 30 (2.40%) Couchbase
18 24 (1.92%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 149 (11.93%) GitLab
2 108 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 99 (7.93%) Jenkins
4 46 (3.68%) Gradle
5 44 (3.52%) Maven
6 38 (3.04%) Selenium
7 37 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 33 (2.64%) JIRA
9 23 (1.84%) JUnit
10 18 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.20%) SonarQube
13 12 (0.96%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.80%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.80%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.80%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.72%) JMeter
15 9 (0.72%) Mockito
16 8 (0.64%) CircleCI
16 8 (0.64%) REST Assured
General
1 382 (30.58%) Finance
2 170 (13.61%) Banking
3 70 (5.60%) Games
4 67 (5.36%) Front Office
5 33 (2.64%) Retail
6 30 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.76%) Online Betting
8 20 (1.60%) Marketing
9 16 (1.28%) Public Sector
10 15 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.04%) Advertising
12 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.64%) French Language
13 8 (0.64%) Law
13 8 (0.64%) Legal
14 4 (0.32%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 521 (41.71%) Developer
2 241 (19.30%) Software Engineer
3 239 (19.14%) Java Developer
4 175 (14.01%) Data Engineer
5 151 (12.09%) Senior Developer
6 100 (8.01%) Java Engineer
7 89 (7.13%) .NET Software Engineer
8 83 (6.65%) Senior Software Engineer
9 78 (6.24%) Architect
10 74 (5.92%) AWS Engineer
11 63 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
12 62 (4.96%) Senior Data Engineer
13 57 (4.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 56 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 52 (4.16%) Lead Developer
15 52 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
16 50 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
17 47 (3.76%) .NET Developer
18 45 (3.60%) Senior Java Engineer
19 39 (3.12%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (22.26%) Spring
2 233 (18.65%) .NET
3 224 (17.93%) Spring Boot
4 194 (15.53%) React
5 192 (15.37%) .NET Core
6 188 (15.05%) Node.js
7 127 (10.17%) .NET Framework
8 99 (7.93%) RabbitMQ
9 98 (7.85%) REST
10 79 (6.33%) GraphQL
11 74 (5.92%) RESTful
11 74 (5.92%) Web Services
12 62 (4.96%) gRPC
13 61 (4.88%) AngularJS
14 56 (4.48%) JSON
15 53 (4.24%) Svelte
16 46 (3.68%) React Native
17 41 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
18 39 (3.12%) Apache NiFi
18 39 (3.12%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.04%) Algorithms
2 61 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (4.40%) Cloud Native
4 48 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 47 (3.76%) User Experience
6 35 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 30 (2.40%) Hedge funds
9 27 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (2.08%) Media Streaming
11 24 (1.92%) Online Games
12 22 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 21 (1.68%) Equities
13 21 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
13 21 (1.68%) Social Network
14 20 (1.60%) Derivative
15 19 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.52%) Fixed Income
15 19 (1.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 130 (10.41%) Linux
2 47 (3.76%) Unix
3 38 (3.04%) Windows
4 16 (1.28%) Android
4 16 (1.28%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.56%) CentOS
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.16%) AIX
9 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (42.43%) Microservices
3 412 (32.99%) Software Engineering
4 376 (30.10%) TDD
5 290 (23.22%) DevOps
6 218 (17.45%) Fintech
7 196 (15.69%) Scrum
8 128 (10.25%) ETL
9 119 (9.53%) Test Automation
10 116 (9.29%) Mentoring
11 112 (8.97%) SOLID
12 107 (8.57%) Data Engineering
13 106 (8.49%) Pair Programming
14 105 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
15 104 (8.33%) Analytics
16 101 (8.09%) Machine Learning
17 97 (7.77%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 95 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
19 84 (6.73%) Multithreading
20 81 (6.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 721 (57.73%) Java
2 560 (44.84%) Python
3 301 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 246 (19.70%) SQL
5 210 (16.81%) Scala
6 188 (15.05%) Go
7 153 (12.25%) Java 8
8 145 (11.61%) Kotlin
9 116 (9.29%) C#
10 76 (6.08%) TypeScript
11 42 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 42 (3.36%) Clojure
12 32 (2.56%) Ruby
13 30 (2.40%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.60%) Elixir
15 17 (1.36%) C
15 17 (1.36%) R
15 17 (1.36%) Rust
16 14 (1.12%) Haskell
17 13 (1.04%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 58 (4.64%) Degree
2 48 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.56%) Sun Certification
6 6 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.24%) PhD
10 2 (0.16%) CCNA
10 2 (0.16%) CEH
10 2 (0.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.16%) GIAC
10 2 (0.16%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (0.16%) MCSE
10 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.16%) SANS
10 2 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.72%) QA
2 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.16%) GDPR
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.16%) PSD2
3 2 (0.16%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.080%) SLA
System Software
1 642 (51.40%) Docker
2 10 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.64%) HDFS
4 7 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.48%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.080%) Gluster
7 1 (0.080%) GridGain
7 1 (0.080%) KVM
7 1 (0.080%) NFS
7 1 (0.080%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 484 (38.75%) Kubernetes
2 137 (10.97%) Terraform
3 79 (6.33%) Ansible
4 14 (1.12%) Grafana
4 14 (1.12%) Istio
4 14 (1.12%) Prometheus
5 13 (1.04%) Puppet
6 9 (0.72%) Kibana
7 8 (0.64%) Oozie
8 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.48%) Mesos
10 4 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.32%) Marathon
10 4 (0.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.16%) SELinux
13 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.080%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.080%) Packer
Vendors
1 59 (4.72%) Google
2 42 (3.36%) Oracle
3 29 (2.32%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.32%) Talend
4 27 (2.16%) Databricks
5 19 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.36%) Charles River
7 16 (1.28%) Informatica
8 14 (1.12%) Solace
9 12 (0.96%) Splunk
9 12 (0.96%) Spotify
9 12 (0.96%) StreamSets
10 9 (0.72%) Confluent
11 8 (0.64%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.56%) VMware
13 6 (0.48%) Cloudera
13 6 (0.48%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.40%) Snapchat
14 5 (0.40%) Sybase