Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 142 197
Rank change year-on-year +35 +55 +120
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 826 1,351 1,334
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.02% 2.38% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.07% 6.08% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 712 1,144 965
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £51,250 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £110,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 11,680 22,222 28,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 42.68% 39.19% 40.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9,637 18,609 23,136
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £98,750 £93,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +85 250 £80,000 +3.23% 26
West London +34 20 £45,000 -25.00% 35
South London +41 17 £80,000 -5.88% 1
East London +10 2 £82,500 +10.00% 4
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 435 (52.66%) Java
2 422 (51.09%) AWS
3 365 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (36.20%) Python
5 280 (33.90%) Docker
6 278 (33.66%) Kubernetes
7 259 (31.36%) Microservices
8 253 (30.63%) Finance
9 249 (30.15%) Apache Spark
10 243 (29.42%) Scala
11 222 (26.88%) Big Data
12 194 (23.49%) TDD
13 193 (23.37%) Hadoop
14 188 (22.76%) NoSQL
15 187 (22.64%) DevOps
16 183 (22.15%) SQL
17 159 (19.25%) Azure
18 154 (18.64%) Software Engineering
19 149 (18.04%) Apache Cassandra
20 145 (17.55%) GCP
21 129 (15.62%) Fintech
22 125 (15.13%) Analytics
23 123 (14.89%) Linux
24 122 (14.77%) JavaScript
25 115 (13.92%) MongoDB
26 114 (13.80%) Machine Learning
27 111 (13.44%) Node.js
28 108 (13.08%) Degree
29 103 (12.47%) Banking
29 103 (12.47%) Terraform

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
1 249 (30.15%) Apache Spark
2 88 (10.65%) Elasticsearch
3 73 (8.84%) Apache
4 42 (5.08%) Apache Airflow
5 23 (2.78%) Confluence
6 11 (1.33%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.09%) Jupyter
8 8 (0.97%) Luigi
9 6 (0.73%) CMS
9 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.73%) Tornado
9 6 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.61%) DataSynapse
11 4 (0.48%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.24%) OpenWhisk
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.12%) Salerio
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 422 (51.09%) AWS
2 159 (19.25%) Azure
3 145 (17.55%) GCP
4 77 (9.32%) Serverless
5 43 (5.21%) Amazon S3
6 42 (5.08%) SaaS
7 34 (4.12%) Amazon Kinesis
8 32 (3.87%) Amazon SQS
9 30 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
11 24 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (2.91%) Amazon EKS
12 22 (2.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (2.18%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 18 (2.18%) AWS CloudTrail
14 17 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (1.57%) PaaS
17 12 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.03%) HTTP
2 19 (2.30%) Firewall
3 7 (0.85%) Internet
4 6 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.48%) AMQP
5 4 (0.48%) Network Security
6 3 (0.36%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.36%) FTP
6 3 (0.36%) Skype
7 2 (0.24%) Calico
7 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.12%) DHCP
8 1 (0.12%) DNS
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
8 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (26.88%) Big Data
2 193 (23.37%) Hadoop
3 188 (22.76%) NoSQL
4 149 (18.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 115 (13.92%) MongoDB
6 99 (11.99%) SQL Server
7 86 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (8.35%) Flink
9 67 (8.11%) Data Lake
10 54 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
11 51 (6.17%) Relational Database
12 49 (5.93%) Amazon Redshift
13 48 (5.81%) Redis
14 44 (5.33%) Apache Hive
14 44 (5.33%) BigQuery
15 43 (5.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 43 (5.21%) HBase
16 33 (4.00%) Snowflake Schema
17 28 (3.39%) MySQL
17 28 (3.39%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 75 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.54%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.48%) JIRA
4 30 (3.63%) Maven
5 18 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (2.18%) CircleCI
6 17 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.94%) Artifactory
7 16 (1.94%) JUnit
7 16 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.57%) NUnit
10 11 (1.33%) Selenium
11 10 (1.21%) ERwin
11 10 (1.21%) Gradle
11 10 (1.21%) PowerDesigner
12 8 (0.97%) Cypress.io
13 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.73%) Mocha
General
1 253 (30.63%) Finance
2 103 (12.47%) Banking
3 46 (5.57%) Games
4 30 (3.63%) Marketing
5 25 (3.03%) Front Office
6 20 (2.42%) Advertising
7 16 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.82%) Retail
9 13 (1.57%) Back Office
9 13 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.33%) Public Sector
11 10 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.09%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Billing
13 4 (0.48%) Law
14 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Legal
16 1 (0.12%) Automotive
16 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 323 (39.10%) Developer
2 193 (23.37%) Data Engineer
3 178 (21.55%) Java Developer
4 55 (6.66%) Architect
5 53 (6.42%) Senior Developer
6 47 (5.69%) AWS Engineer
7 46 (5.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 46 (5.57%) Scala Developer
7 46 (5.57%) Senior Data Engineer
8 42 (5.08%) Data Architect
9 40 (4.84%) Big Data Engineer
9 40 (4.84%) Java Engineer
10 37 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
12 31 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 27 (3.27%) C# Developer
13 27 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.27%) Digital Developer
14 26 (3.15%) Python Engineer
15 24 (2.91%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (13.44%) Node.js
2 95 (11.50%) Spring
3 81 (9.81%) Spring Boot
4 80 (9.69%) RabbitMQ
5 75 (9.08%) REST
6 73 (8.84%) React
7 70 (8.47%) .NET
8 49 (5.93%) AngularJS
9 46 (5.57%) Akka
10 42 (5.08%) React Native
10 42 (5.08%) Web Services
11 41 (4.96%) Redux
12 37 (4.48%) .NET Core
13 35 (4.24%) ActiveMQ
13 35 (4.24%) JSON
14 32 (3.87%) HTML
15 29 (3.51%) CSS
16 28 (3.39%) Natural Language Processing
17 24 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
18 23 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.08%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.30%) Hedge funds
3 52 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 44 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 43 (5.21%) Data Structures
6 38 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (4.48%) Cloud Native
8 36 (4.36%) Equities
9 23 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (2.06%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.57%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.45%) Reference Data
14 9 (1.09%) Life Science
15 8 (0.97%) Robotics
15 8 (0.97%) Tandem
16 7 (0.85%) User Experience
16 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.89%) Linux
2 29 (3.51%) Windows
3 11 (1.33%) CentOS
3 11 (1.33%) Unix
4 8 (0.97%) Android
4 8 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.48%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (31.36%) Microservices
3 194 (23.49%) TDD
4 187 (22.64%) DevOps
5 154 (18.64%) Software Engineering
6 129 (15.62%) Fintech
7 125 (15.13%) Analytics
8 114 (13.80%) Machine Learning
9 98 (11.86%) Computer Science
10 94 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
11 90 (10.90%) Scrum
12 82 (9.93%) Multithreading
13 75 (9.08%) ETL
13 75 (9.08%) OO
13 75 (9.08%) SDLC
14 73 (8.84%) Data Science
15 69 (8.35%) Artificial Intelligence
15 69 (8.35%) Open Source
15 69 (8.35%) Test Automation
16 66 (7.99%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 435 (52.66%) Java
2 299 (36.20%) Python
3 243 (29.42%) Scala
4 183 (22.15%) SQL
5 122 (14.77%) JavaScript
6 85 (10.29%) C#
7 73 (8.84%) Java 8
8 69 (8.35%) Kotlin
9 68 (8.23%) Go
10 39 (4.72%) Clojure
11 32 (3.87%) Ruby
12 27 (3.27%) R
13 25 (3.03%) TypeScript
14 21 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 19 (2.30%) Perl
16 18 (2.18%) C++
16 18 (2.18%) PHP
17 17 (2.06%) Elixir
18 16 (1.94%) PowerShell
19 13 (1.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 108 (13.08%) Degree
2 79 (9.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 22 (2.66%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.97%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.73%) PhD
8 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.48%) ISEB
8 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.36%) MBA
10 2 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CISSP
11 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.12%) SANS
11 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.33%) QA
2 17 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 280 (33.90%) Docker
2 37 (4.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 14 (1.69%) HDFS
4 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 278 (33.66%) Kubernetes
2 103 (12.47%) Terraform
3 51 (6.17%) Ansible
4 21 (2.54%) Prometheus
5 18 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.94%) Puppet
7 13 (1.57%) Mesos
7 13 (1.57%) Netcool
7 13 (1.57%) Opsview
8 10 (1.21%) Marathon
9 9 (1.09%) Salt
10 7 (0.85%) Grafana
10 7 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.85%) Kibana
11 6 (0.73%) Kubeflow
11 6 (0.73%) Oozie
12 3 (0.36%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.36%) Nagios
12 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (9.44%) Oracle
2 42 (5.08%) Google
3 32 (3.87%) TIBCO
4 31 (3.75%) Databricks
5 25 (3.03%) Tableau
6 23 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 21 (2.54%) Talend
8 16 (1.94%) Splunk
9 14 (1.69%) Facebook
10 13 (1.57%) AppDynamics
10 13 (1.57%) Dynatrace
10 13 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.57%) SevOne
10 13 (1.57%) TOWER Software
11 10 (1.21%) IBM
11 10 (1.21%) Informatica
12 9 (1.09%) Ab Initio
12 9 (1.09%) Confluent
13 8 (0.97%) Foundry
14 7 (0.85%) Solace