Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 82 173
Rank change year-on-year +10 +91 +11
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,221 787 1,166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.35% 3.95% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.24% 8.69% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,180 669 950
10th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £103,750 £95,000 £97,188
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £115,000
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 24,046 9,055 21,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 47.11% 45.39% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 13,658 7,886 18,143
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £112,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +4.76%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -10 271 £90,000 +20.00% 113
West London - 43 £67,500 - 34
South London -19 19 £68,750 -3.51% 5
East London -21 4 £110,000 +69.23% 16
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 1,288 (57.99%) Java
2 1,200 (54.03%) Docker
3 1,163 (52.36%) AWS
4 1,132 (50.97%) Kubernetes
5 1,109 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
6 957 (43.09%) Microservices
7 897 (40.39%) Finance
8 792 (35.66%) Python
9 762 (34.31%) Software Engineering
10 716 (32.24%) SQL
11 630 (28.37%) DevOps
12 562 (25.30%) Spring
13 548 (24.67%) React
14 544 (24.49%) Azure
15 525 (23.64%) GCP
16 509 (22.92%) NoSQL
17 468 (21.07%) Analytics
18 451 (20.31%) Git (software)
19 450 (20.26%) Social Skills
20 449 (20.22%) Jenkins
21 446 (20.08%) Apache Spark
22 442 (19.90%) JavaScript
23 428 (19.27%) TDD
23 428 (19.27%) Spring Boot
24 416 (18.73%) PostgreSQL
25 375 (16.88%) Terraform
26 374 (16.84%) Full Stack Development
27 370 (16.66%) Big Data
28 364 (16.39%) Fintech
29 360 (16.21%) Node.js

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
1 446 (20.08%) Apache Spark
2 239 (10.76%) Elasticsearch
3 152 (6.84%) Apache Airflow
4 96 (4.32%) Apache
5 92 (4.14%) Confluence
6 31 (1.40%) Luigi
7 20 (0.90%) Apache Pig
7 20 (0.90%) Apache Pulsar
7 20 (0.90%) Gunicorn
7 20 (0.90%) nginx
8 19 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
9 17 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
11 14 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.54%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.50%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.32%) IIS
14 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.23%) SAS
16 3 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.63%) InVision
1 14 (0.63%) Sketch
2 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.045%) Figma
7 1 (0.045%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
2 11 (0.50%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 7 (0.32%) R3 Corda
4 4 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.045%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1,163 (52.36%) AWS
2 544 (24.49%) Azure
3 525 (23.64%) GCP
4 246 (11.08%) Serverless
5 158 (7.11%) AWS Lambda
6 157 (7.07%) GitHub
7 131 (5.90%) SaaS
8 127 (5.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 102 (4.59%) OpenShift
10 91 (4.10%) Amazon S3
11 85 (3.83%) Snowflake
12 77 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
13 76 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
14 66 (2.97%) Amazon ECS
15 60 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
16 56 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
17 52 (2.34%) PaaS
18 49 (2.21%) Power Platform
19 46 (2.07%) IaaS
20 36 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 112 (5.04%) HTTP
2 41 (1.85%) Firewall
3 26 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.13%) DNS
5 22 (0.99%) SSL
6 19 (0.86%) Broadband
7 18 (0.81%) MQTT
8 16 (0.72%) Internet
9 14 (0.63%) VPN
10 11 (0.50%) SMS
11 9 (0.41%) SNMP
11 9 (0.41%) SSH
11 9 (0.41%) VSAN
12 8 (0.36%) DHCP
12 8 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.36%) IPv4
12 8 (0.36%) IPv6
12 8 (0.36%) SMTP
13 7 (0.32%) SAN
13 7 (0.32%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (22.92%) NoSQL
2 416 (18.73%) PostgreSQL
3 370 (16.66%) Big Data
4 348 (15.67%) MongoDB
5 291 (13.10%) Hadoop
6 258 (11.62%) Relational Database
7 203 (9.14%) Data Warehouse
8 201 (9.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 195 (8.78%) MySQL
10 172 (7.74%) SQL Server
11 169 (7.61%) Redis
12 148 (6.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 146 (6.57%) RDBMS
14 106 (4.77%) Amazon Aurora
15 96 (4.32%) Amazon Redshift
16 89 (4.01%) Data Lake
17 80 (3.60%) Oracle Database
18 73 (3.29%) Apache Hive
19 62 (2.79%) Flink
20 60 (2.70%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 451 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 449 (20.22%) Jenkins
3 163 (7.34%) Maven
4 128 (5.76%) JIRA
5 120 (5.40%) JUnit
6 109 (4.91%) Cypress.io
7 93 (4.19%) Gradle
7 93 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 91 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 84 (3.78%) NUnit
10 81 (3.65%) JMeter
10 81 (3.65%) Postman
11 80 (3.60%) GitLab
12 79 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 68 (3.06%) Selenium
14 64 (2.88%) Moq
15 63 (2.84%) Mockito
16 51 (2.30%) Bitbucket
17 48 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
18 40 (1.80%) CircleCI
General
1 897 (40.39%) Finance
2 450 (20.26%) Social Skills
3 318 (14.32%) Banking
4 167 (7.52%) Retail
5 150 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
6 123 (5.54%) Games
7 67 (3.02%) Front Office
8 57 (2.57%) Marketing
9 56 (2.52%) Publishing
10 46 (2.07%) Investment Banking
11 45 (2.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 37 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
13 34 (1.53%) Advertising
13 34 (1.53%) Legal
14 33 (1.49%) Public Sector
15 30 (1.35%) Billing
15 30 (1.35%) Retail Finance
16 27 (1.22%) Financial Institution
17 23 (1.04%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 662 (29.81%) Developer
2 418 (18.82%) Software Engineer
3 322 (14.50%) Java Developer
4 308 (13.87%) Data Engineer
5 196 (8.82%) Java Engineer
6 191 (8.60%) Senior Developer
7 161 (7.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 129 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 123 (5.54%) Senior Java Developer
10 103 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
11 99 (4.46%) Architect
12 95 (4.28%) Senior Data Engineer
13 91 (4.10%) Senior Java Engineer
14 76 (3.42%) Backend Developer
15 73 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
16 71 (3.20%) Java Software Engineer
16 71 (3.20%) Python Engineer
17 67 (3.02%) Principal Engineer
17 67 (3.02%) Technical Leader
18 57 (2.57%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (25.30%) Spring
2 548 (24.67%) React
3 428 (19.27%) Spring Boot
4 360 (16.21%) Node.js
5 331 (14.90%) REST
6 290 (13.06%) .NET
7 288 (12.97%) AngularJS
8 232 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
9 219 (9.86%) Web Services
10 189 (8.51%) HTML
11 166 (7.47%) GraphQL
12 137 (6.17%) RESTful
13 127 (5.72%) .NET Core
14 125 (5.63%) gRPC
15 121 (5.45%) Jest
16 117 (5.27%) CSS
17 112 (5.04%) JSON
18 92 (4.14%) Elastic Stack
19 89 (4.01%) React Native
20 78 (3.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 173 (7.79%) User Experience
2 148 (6.66%) Cloud Native
3 124 (5.58%) Algorithms
4 97 (4.37%) Data Structures
5 91 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 80 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 73 (3.29%) Hedge funds
8 67 (3.02%) Virtual Team
9 61 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
10 60 (2.70%) Mobile App
11 59 (2.66%) Equities
12 41 (1.85%) SWIFT
13 40 (1.80%) Blog
13 40 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 40 (1.80%) Pricing Data
14 39 (1.76%) Public Cloud
15 37 (1.67%) iPhone
16 32 (1.44%) Social Network
17 30 (1.35%) Data Centre
18 25 (1.13%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 260 (11.71%) Linux
2 113 (5.09%) Unix
3 71 (3.20%) Windows
4 41 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.62%) Android
6 29 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.27%) CentOS
10 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.18%) Debian
11 4 (0.18%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.14%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.045%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.045%) Solaris
13 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,109 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 957 (43.09%) Microservices
3 762 (34.31%) Software Engineering
4 630 (28.37%) DevOps
5 468 (21.07%) Analytics
6 428 (19.27%) TDD
7 374 (16.84%) Full Stack Development
8 364 (16.39%) Fintech
9 350 (15.76%) Test Automation
10 325 (14.63%) Event-Driven
11 316 (14.23%) Data Science
12 270 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
13 264 (11.89%) Mentoring
14 254 (11.44%) Scrum
15 248 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
16 234 (10.54%) Computer Science
17 231 (10.40%) ETL
18 224 (10.09%) Open Source
19 219 (9.86%) Artificial Intelligence
20 214 (9.64%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (57.99%) Java
2 792 (35.66%) Python
3 716 (32.24%) SQL
4 442 (19.90%) JavaScript
5 333 (14.99%) Scala
6 316 (14.23%) TypeScript
7 314 (14.14%) C#
8 177 (7.97%) Go
9 172 (7.74%) Kotlin
10 161 (7.25%) Java 8
11 81 (3.65%) Bash Shell
12 70 (3.15%) Ruby
13 58 (2.61%) Clojure
14 57 (2.57%) Shell Script
15 54 (2.43%) PowerShell
16 49 (2.21%) Java 11
17 44 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 32 (1.44%) ES6
19 29 (1.31%) C++
20 28 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 206 (9.28%) Degree
2 115 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.49%) Master's Degree
4 21 (0.95%) AWS Certification
5 10 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 6 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.27%) CISSP
6 6 (0.27%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.23%) PhD
7 5 (0.23%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.18%) MCSA
8 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.090%) CCSP
9 2 (0.090%) OCP
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.090%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.045%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.045%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (9.59%) QA
2 58 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.49%) Accessibility
4 30 (1.35%) GDPR
5 20 (0.90%) GRC
6 14 (0.63%) PMO
7 2 (0.090%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,200 (54.03%) Docker
2 60 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 28 (1.26%) ISA Server
4 26 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.81%) HDFS
6 11 (0.50%) etcd
7 10 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.32%) Ceph
9 7 (0.32%) KVM
10 6 (0.27%) Active Directory
11 5 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.045%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1,132 (50.97%) Kubernetes
2 375 (16.88%) Terraform
3 194 (8.73%) Ansible
4 160 (7.20%) Grafana
5 82 (3.69%) Prometheus
6 69 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (2.97%) Kibana
8 51 (2.30%) Puppet
9 50 (2.25%) logstash
10 41 (1.85%) Istio
11 38 (1.71%) HAProxy
12 26 (1.17%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.90%) Consul
14 18 (0.81%) Opsgenie
14 18 (0.81%) Pingdom
15 14 (0.63%) Mesos
15 14 (0.63%) MIIS
15 14 (0.63%) Oozie
16 13 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
17 11 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 274 (12.34%) Google
2 195 (8.78%) Oracle
3 92 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 59 (2.66%) Splunk
5 52 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 42 (1.89%) New Relic
7 40 (1.80%) Databricks
8 39 (1.76%) Cloudera
9 32 (1.44%) IBM
10 28 (1.26%) Hortonworks
11 27 (1.22%) Sybase
12 24 (1.08%) Confluent
12 24 (1.08%) LexisNexis
13 22 (0.99%) Informatica
13 22 (0.99%) StreamSets
14 19 (0.86%) AppDynamics
15 18 (0.81%) Solace
16 15 (0.68%) VMware
17 14 (0.63%) Spotify
17 14 (0.63%) Sun