Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 164 184
Rank change year-on-year +83 +20 +116
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 768 1,160 1,340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.89% 2.12% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.57% 5.42% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 724 966 945
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £111,775 £112,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +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 8,958 21,411 27,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 45.39% 39.20% 41.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,706 17,857 22,679
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +70 181 £75,000 -3.23% 55
South London +63 12 £62,500 -16.67% 3
East London +30 5 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 432 (56.25%) Java
2 322 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (41.54%) AWS
4 311 (40.49%) Docker
5 293 (38.15%) Microservices
6 281 (36.59%) Python
7 266 (34.64%) Kubernetes
8 245 (31.90%) Finance
9 202 (26.30%) Apache Spark
10 200 (26.04%) TDD
11 196 (25.52%) Scala
12 180 (23.44%) NoSQL
12 180 (23.44%) Software Engineering
13 176 (22.92%) JavaScript
14 167 (21.74%) DevOps
15 157 (20.44%) SQL
15 157 (20.44%) Big Data
16 156 (20.31%) Spring
17 139 (18.10%) Hadoop
18 125 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
19 122 (15.89%) Spring Boot
20 120 (15.63%) Fintech
21 116 (15.10%) Banking
22 115 (14.97%) Node.js
23 111 (14.45%) Kotlin
24 105 (13.67%) Java 8
24 105 (13.67%) Azure
25 104 (13.54%) MongoDB
26 103 (13.41%) Terraform
27 102 (13.28%) Linux

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
1 202 (26.30%) Apache Spark
2 81 (10.55%) Elasticsearch
3 50 (6.51%) Apache
4 12 (1.56%) Confluence
5 9 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.17%) CMS
6 8 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.65%) Tornado
8 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.13%) Luigi
Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 319 (41.54%) AWS
2 105 (13.67%) Azure
3 79 (10.29%) GCP
4 73 (9.51%) Serverless
5 43 (5.60%) SaaS
6 37 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (3.26%) GitHub
8 24 (3.13%) Amazon S3
9 22 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
10 20 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 19 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
12 18 (2.34%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 18 (2.34%) AWS CloudTrail
13 15 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (1.69%) OpenShift
16 11 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (1.04%) PaaS
19 7 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.60%) HTTP
2 19 (2.47%) Firewall
3 10 (1.30%) Internet
4 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.65%) AMQP
6 3 (0.39%) FTP
6 3 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (23.44%) NoSQL
2 157 (20.44%) Big Data
3 139 (18.10%) Hadoop
4 125 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 104 (13.54%) MongoDB
6 70 (9.11%) Data Lake
7 68 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (8.46%) SQL Server
9 64 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
10 55 (7.16%) Flink
11 46 (5.99%) Relational Database
12 42 (5.47%) Amazon Redshift
12 42 (5.47%) Redis
13 32 (4.17%) MySQL
14 29 (3.78%) Snowflake Schema
15 27 (3.52%) HBase
16 24 (3.13%) RDBMS
17 23 (2.99%) BigQuery
18 18 (2.34%) Data Mining
19 16 (2.08%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 71 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 51 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 30 (3.91%) GitLab
4 25 (3.26%) Maven
5 20 (2.60%) Selenium
6 19 (2.47%) JIRA
7 18 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 17 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.17%) JUnit
10 8 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.04%) NUnit
10 8 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.91%) Appium
11 7 (0.91%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.78%) Charles Proxy
12 6 (0.78%) Gradle
12 6 (0.78%) Moq
12 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 245 (31.90%) Finance
2 116 (15.10%) Banking
3 25 (3.26%) Front Office
3 25 (3.26%) Games
4 24 (3.13%) Marketing
5 15 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.82%) Advertising
7 10 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.17%) Law
8 9 (1.17%) Retail
9 7 (0.91%) French Language
10 6 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 4 (0.52%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 345 (44.92%) Developer
2 171 (22.27%) Java Developer
3 132 (17.19%) Data Engineer
4 86 (11.20%) Senior Developer
5 75 (9.77%) Full Stack Developer
6 74 (9.64%) Software Engineer
7 59 (7.68%) Architect
8 56 (7.29%) AWS Engineer
8 56 (7.29%) Java Engineer
9 41 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 39 (5.08%) Senior Data Engineer
11 37 (4.82%) Scala Developer
12 29 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (3.65%) Clojure Developer
13 28 (3.65%) Digital Developer
14 27 (3.52%) Lead Developer
15 26 (3.39%) Data Architect
15 26 (3.39%) Python Engineer
15 26 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (20.31%) Spring
2 122 (15.89%) Spring Boot
3 115 (14.97%) Node.js
4 90 (11.72%) React
5 72 (9.38%) .NET
6 70 (9.11%) REST
7 69 (8.98%) RabbitMQ
8 64 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 58 (7.55%) React Native
10 53 (6.90%) .NET Core
11 39 (5.08%) Web Services
12 36 (4.69%) GraphQL
13 35 (4.56%) Redux
14 34 (4.43%) .NET Framework
14 34 (4.43%) Apache Cordova
14 34 (4.43%) gRPC
14 34 (4.43%) Ionic Framework
14 34 (4.43%) NativeScript
15 33 (4.30%) PhoneGap
16 32 (4.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.20%) Mobile App
2 62 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.99%) Algorithms
5 42 (5.47%) Data Structures
6 39 (5.08%) Cloud Native
7 38 (4.95%) Hedge funds
8 27 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (3.39%) Equities
10 24 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (2.99%) Fixed Income
12 17 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.95%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.82%) User Experience
15 10 (1.30%) Public Cloud
16 9 (1.17%) Social Network
17 6 (0.78%) Derivative
17 6 (0.78%) Private Cloud
18 5 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.28%) Linux
2 35 (4.56%) Windows
3 9 (1.17%) Unix
4 7 (0.91%) Android
4 7 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.78%) CentOS
5 6 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (38.15%) Microservices
3 200 (26.04%) TDD
4 180 (23.44%) Software Engineering
5 167 (21.74%) DevOps
6 120 (15.63%) Fintech
7 85 (11.07%) Analytics
8 82 (10.68%) Machine Learning
9 81 (10.55%) Multithreading
10 80 (10.42%) Scrum
11 72 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (9.24%) Pair Programming
13 68 (8.85%) BDD
14 67 (8.72%) OO
15 64 (8.33%) Data Engineering
16 63 (8.20%) SDLC
17 61 (7.94%) Test Automation
18 59 (7.68%) Open Source
19 58 (7.55%) Mentoring
20 55 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 432 (56.25%) Java
2 281 (36.59%) Python
3 196 (25.52%) Scala
4 176 (22.92%) JavaScript
5 157 (20.44%) SQL
6 111 (14.45%) Kotlin
7 105 (13.67%) Java 8
8 94 (12.24%) Go
9 65 (8.46%) C#
10 56 (7.29%) TypeScript
11 52 (6.77%) Clojure
12 50 (6.51%) Ruby
13 34 (4.43%) Elixir
14 18 (2.34%) Bash Shell
14 18 (2.34%) Rust
15 16 (2.08%) PHP
15 16 (2.08%) R
16 14 (1.82%) Erlang
16 14 (1.82%) Haskell
17 13 (1.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 68 (8.85%) Degree
2 52 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.34%) Master's Degree
6 13 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.78%) ISEB
7 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.52%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.91%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.39%) GDPR
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.39%) PSD2
3 3 (0.39%) TARGET2
System Software
1 311 (40.49%) Docker
2 19 (2.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (1.17%) HDFS
4 5 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 266 (34.64%) Kubernetes
2 103 (13.41%) Terraform
3 36 (4.69%) Ansible
4 15 (1.95%) Mesos
5 13 (1.69%) Marathon
6 11 (1.43%) Puppet
7 10 (1.30%) Netcool
7 10 (1.30%) Opsview
8 9 (1.17%) Istio
9 7 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.52%) Kibana
11 3 (0.39%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.39%) Oozie
11 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.26%) Nagios
13 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.13%) logstash
13 1 (0.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 54 (7.03%) Oracle
2 47 (6.12%) Databricks
3 17 (2.21%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.08%) Google
4 16 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.82%) Solace
7 13 (1.69%) Facebook
8 12 (1.56%) Splunk
9 10 (1.30%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.30%) Dynatrace
9 10 (1.30%) SevOne
9 10 (1.30%) Tableau
9 10 (1.30%) TOWER Software
10 8 (1.04%) Confluent
11 7 (0.91%) StreamSets
12 6 (0.78%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.65%) IBM
13 5 (0.65%) Informatica
13 5 (0.65%) VMware