Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 288 489
Rank change year-on-year +108 +201 +168
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,334 869 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.17% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 3.00% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 927 631 353
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £49,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £105,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -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 27,697 29,004 31,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.03% 39.09% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22,634 23,457 27,368
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +93 285 £75,000 +3.45% 81
West London +75 38 £52,500 -34.38% 49
East London +8 20 £82,500 +65.00% 9
South London -1 5 £75,000 +3.45% 6
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 838 (62.82%) Java
2 662 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
3 644 (48.28%) Big Data
4 604 (45.28%) Apache Spark
5 539 (40.40%) Hadoop
6 485 (36.36%) Python
7 447 (33.51%) Amazon AWS
8 442 (33.13%) SQL
9 434 (32.53%) Scala
10 392 (29.39%) Finance
11 391 (29.31%) NoSQL
12 381 (28.56%) Microservices
13 369 (27.66%) Docker
14 312 (23.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 301 (22.56%) Software Engineering
16 298 (22.34%) Problem-Solving
17 286 (21.44%) DevOps
18 271 (20.31%) TDD
19 264 (19.79%) Analytics
20 256 (19.19%) Spring
21 254 (19.04%) Banking
22 252 (18.89%) Linux
23 250 (18.74%) MongoDB
24 240 (17.99%) Apache Hive
25 238 (17.84%) Elasticsearch
26 214 (16.04%) RESTful
27 213 (15.97%) Open Source
28 211 (15.82%) Java 8
29 205 (15.37%) JavaScript
30 203 (15.22%) Scrum

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
1 604 (45.28%) Apache Spark
2 238 (17.84%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (9.45%) Apache
4 73 (5.47%) Apache Pig
5 43 (3.22%) Apache Solr
6 26 (1.95%) Confluence
7 16 (1.20%) SAS
7 16 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.75%) nginx
10 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.52%) Mule
11 7 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.45%) GemFire
12 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.15%) SPSS
3 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.37%) Actimize
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.075%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 447 (33.51%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (7.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (4.87%) PaaS
5 45 (3.37%) Amazon S3
6 43 (3.22%) Amazon EMR
6 43 (3.22%) GitHub
6 43 (3.22%) Serverless
7 41 (3.07%) Amazon Kinesis
8 37 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (2.55%) SaaS
10 31 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 28 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
12 27 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (1.95%) Slack
14 19 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (1.27%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 16 (1.20%) IaaS
17 14 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
18 10 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.25%) HTTP
2 18 (1.35%) Firewall
3 16 (1.20%) Internet
4 13 (0.97%) AMQP
5 12 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.82%) DNS
7 9 (0.67%) Kerberos
7 9 (0.67%) VPN
8 8 (0.60%) SSL
9 7 (0.52%) VLAN
10 4 (0.30%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.30%) LAN
10 4 (0.30%) WAN
11 3 (0.22%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.22%) FTP
12 2 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.15%) Multicast
12 2 (0.15%) SMS
12 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (48.28%) Big Data
2 539 (40.40%) Hadoop
3 391 (29.31%) NoSQL
4 312 (23.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 250 (18.74%) MongoDB
6 240 (17.99%) Apache Hive
7 151 (11.32%) HBase
8 134 (10.04%) MySQL
9 132 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
10 127 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
11 120 (9.00%) Relational Database
12 96 (7.20%) Redis
12 96 (7.20%) SQL Server
13 94 (7.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 89 (6.67%) Flink
15 88 (6.60%) Impala
16 78 (5.85%) Data Lake
17 57 (4.27%) Power BI
18 45 (3.37%) RDBMS
19 39 (2.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 155 (11.62%) Jenkins
2 149 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 87 (6.52%) Maven
4 57 (4.27%) JIRA
5 53 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 48 (3.60%) JUnit
7 37 (2.77%) Gradle
8 33 (2.47%) Subversion
9 29 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.95%) CircleCI
11 25 (1.87%) Selenium
12 24 (1.80%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.80%) GoCD
13 15 (1.12%) TeamCity
14 13 (0.97%) GitLab
14 13 (0.97%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.90%) Artifactory
15 12 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.75%) EasyMock
General
1 392 (29.39%) Finance
2 254 (19.04%) Banking
3 182 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 135 (10.12%) Games
5 115 (8.62%) Financial Institution
6 64 (4.80%) Front Office
7 52 (3.90%) Retail
8 51 (3.82%) Telecoms
9 38 (2.85%) Marketing
10 29 (2.17%) Automotive
11 23 (1.72%) Electronics
12 16 (1.20%) Advertising
13 12 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.82%) Law
15 10 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.67%) Military
17 8 (0.60%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.37%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.37%) Publishing
19 2 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 617 (46.25%) Developer
2 262 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 213 (15.97%) Data Engineer
4 125 (9.37%) Big Data Engineer
5 104 (7.80%) Software Engineer
6 101 (7.57%) Senior Developer
7 96 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 96 (7.20%) Scala Developer
8 95 (7.12%) Architect
8 95 (7.12%) Big Data Developer
9 74 (5.55%) Java Engineer
10 61 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
11 52 (3.90%) Data Architect
12 39 (2.92%) C# Developer
12 39 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
12 39 (2.92%) Senior Data Engineer
13 38 (2.85%) Apache Spark Developer
13 38 (2.85%) C++ Developer
13 38 (2.85%) Python Engineer
14 37 (2.77%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (19.19%) Spring
2 214 (16.04%) RESTful
3 192 (14.39%) RabbitMQ
4 170 (12.74%) Web Services
5 147 (11.02%) React
6 139 (10.42%) AngularJS
7 126 (9.45%) .NET
7 126 (9.45%) REST
8 109 (8.17%) Akka
9 106 (7.95%) Node.js
10 100 (7.50%) Spring Boot
11 91 (6.82%) HTML
12 81 (6.07%) ActiveMQ
13 77 (5.77%) JMS
14 72 (5.40%) HTML5
15 68 (5.10%) Middleware
16 67 (5.02%) Spark Streaming
17 65 (4.87%) Redux
18 61 (4.57%) Hibernate
19 51 (3.82%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (12.22%) Fintech
3 153 (11.47%) Computer Science
4 109 (8.17%) Cyberthreat
5 104 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
6 102 (7.65%) Algorithms
7 88 (6.60%) Data Structures
8 53 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (3.45%) Fixed Income
10 44 (3.30%) Derivative
10 44 (3.30%) User Experience
11 41 (3.07%) Equities
12 39 (2.92%) Hedge funds
13 35 (2.62%) Public Cloud
14 28 (2.10%) Management Information System
15 25 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 25 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (1.72%) Blog
17 20 (1.50%) Virtual Team
18 19 (1.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 252 (18.89%) Linux
2 144 (10.79%) Unix
3 24 (1.80%) Windows
4 22 (1.65%) CentOS
5 19 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 12 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.82%) Android
7 11 (0.82%) Solaris
8 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.37%) Fedora
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.15%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.15%) Debian
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.075%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (49.63%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (28.56%) Microservices
3 301 (22.56%) Software Engineering
4 298 (22.34%) Problem-Solving
5 286 (21.44%) DevOps
6 271 (20.31%) TDD
7 264 (19.79%) Analytics
8 213 (15.97%) Open Source
9 203 (15.22%) Scrum
10 180 (13.49%) Low Latency
11 176 (13.19%) Machine Learning
12 174 (13.04%) ETL
13 162 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
14 156 (11.69%) Data Science
15 144 (10.79%) Data Modelling
16 141 (10.57%) Test Automation
17 139 (10.42%) SDLC
18 137 (10.27%) Strategic Thinking
19 131 (9.82%) OO
20 126 (9.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 838 (62.82%) Java
2 485 (36.36%) Python
3 442 (33.13%) SQL
4 434 (32.53%) Scala
5 211 (15.82%) Java 8
6 205 (15.37%) JavaScript
7 130 (9.75%) C#
8 93 (6.97%) C++
9 68 (5.10%) Go
10 66 (4.95%) Ruby
11 55 (4.12%) Shell Script
12 53 (3.97%) Perl
13 52 (3.90%) Bash Shell
14 43 (3.22%) PL/SQL
15 41 (3.07%) R
16 26 (1.95%) F#
17 24 (1.80%) C
18 23 (1.72%) Kotlin
19 19 (1.42%) TypeScript
20 13 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 203 (15.22%) Degree
2 96 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.02%) Master's Degree
4 14 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.82%) PhD
6 3 (0.22%) RHCE
6 3 (0.22%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.075%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.075%) ISEB
8 1 (0.075%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.075%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.32%) QA
2 33 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.42%) MiFID
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.15%) GDPR
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.075%) HL7
6 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.075%) SEPA
System Software
1 369 (27.66%) Docker
2 96 (7.20%) HDFS
3 92 (6.90%) Apache Flume
4 37 (2.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 17 (1.27%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) iptables
8 2 (0.15%) KVM
8 2 (0.15%) QEMU
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.075%) Firmware
9 1 (0.075%) GridGain
9 1 (0.075%) LXC
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.075%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 203 (15.22%) Kubernetes
2 126 (9.45%) Terraform
3 102 (7.65%) Ansible
4 80 (6.00%) Oozie
5 70 (5.25%) Puppet
6 64 (4.80%) Mesos
7 60 (4.50%) Hadoop YARN
8 57 (4.27%) Prometheus
9 50 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (3.67%) Kibana
11 37 (2.77%) Grafana
12 28 (2.10%) logstash
13 21 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (1.35%) Nagios
15 15 (1.12%) Automic
16 14 (1.05%) ZABBIX
17 12 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
18 11 (0.82%) Packer
19 6 (0.45%) Ambari
19 6 (0.45%) Consul
Vendors
1 173 (12.97%) Oracle
2 119 (8.92%) Google
3 113 (8.47%) Cloudera
4 102 (7.65%) Hortonworks
5 93 (6.97%) Microsoft
6 58 (4.35%) MapR
7 53 (3.97%) Talend
8 49 (3.67%) Databricks
9 48 (3.60%) Informatica
10 37 (2.77%) SAP
10 37 (2.77%) Sybase
11 34 (2.55%) Tableau
12 33 (2.47%) TIBCO
13 31 (2.32%) IBM
13 31 (2.32%) Telerik
14 30 (2.25%) Splunk
15 29 (2.17%) Cadence
16 27 (2.02%) Vertica
17 26 (1.95%) Facebook
18 21 (1.57%) AppDynamics