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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 69 75 118
Rank change year-on-year +6 +43 +25
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 3,760 1,437 1,151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.35% 4.18% 2.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.43% 9.42% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,010 911
10th Percentile £59,375 £52,500 £55,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £97,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £113,875 £115,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 32,894 15,255 15,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 46.77% 44.36% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12,713 10,985 13,061
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,400 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.71% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -28 256 £100,000 +12.68% 68
West London -38 41 £72,500 -14.71% 7
South London -41 18 £85,000 +21.43% 5
North London -32 7 £47,500 -32.14%
East London -57 1 £85,000 +13.33% 10
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 2,349 (62.47%) Java
2 2,127 (56.57%) Agile
3 2,117 (56.30%) Kubernetes
4 2,020 (53.72%) AWS
5 1,996 (53.09%) Docker
6 1,641 (43.64%) Python
7 1,526 (40.59%) CI/CD
8 1,516 (40.32%) Microservices
9 1,480 (39.36%) Finance
10 1,439 (38.27%) Software Engineering
11 1,075 (28.59%) SQL
12 1,065 (28.32%) DevOps
13 1,051 (27.95%) Spring
14 1,016 (27.02%) GCP
15 975 (25.93%) Azure
16 949 (25.24%) TDD
17 928 (24.68%) Jenkins
18 902 (23.99%) NoSQL
18 902 (23.99%) PostgreSQL
19 866 (23.03%) Git (software)
20 857 (22.79%) Terraform
21 839 (22.31%) Spring Boot
22 816 (21.70%) Social Skills
23 735 (19.55%) Event-Driven
24 692 (18.40%) Scala
25 685 (18.22%) Data Science
26 670 (17.82%) React
27 662 (17.61%) MongoDB
28 653 (17.37%) Banking
29 647 (17.21%) Big Data

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
1 637 (16.94%) Apache Spark
2 384 (10.21%) Elasticsearch
3 361 (9.60%) Apache Airflow
4 176 (4.68%) Apache
5 93 (2.47%) Confluence
6 91 (2.42%) Apache Pulsar
7 56 (1.49%) CMS
8 54 (1.44%) Apache Solr
9 49 (1.30%) nginx
10 34 (0.90%) Jetty
11 28 (0.74%) Camunda
12 24 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
13 18 (0.48%) Luigi
14 16 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (0.35%) Apache Pig
16 13 (0.35%) Jupyter
17 12 (0.32%) JBoss
18 11 (0.29%) MQSeries
19 8 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 52 (1.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 49 (1.30%) R3 Corda
3 24 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.027%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.027%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.027%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.027%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,020 (53.72%) AWS
2 1,016 (27.02%) GCP
3 975 (25.93%) Azure
4 455 (12.10%) Serverless
5 290 (7.71%) AWS Lambda
6 240 (6.38%) Amazon Kinesis
7 235 (6.25%) Snowflake
8 228 (6.06%) Amazon S3
9 208 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
10 161 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 150 (3.99%) GitHub
12 141 (3.75%) SaaS
13 140 (3.72%) OpenShift
14 116 (3.09%) Power Platform
15 108 (2.87%) Amazon ECS
15 108 (2.87%) Amazon EMR
16 106 (2.82%) Datadog
17 103 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
18 94 (2.50%) Azure Functions
19 93 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (5.93%) HTTP
2 71 (1.89%) Firewall
3 65 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.12%) Network Security
5 41 (1.09%) PPP
6 31 (0.82%) Internet
7 28 (0.74%) MQTT
8 23 (0.61%) Broadband
9 14 (0.37%) DNS
10 11 (0.29%) Kerberos
10 11 (0.29%) VPN
11 10 (0.27%) SD-WAN
11 10 (0.27%) WAN
12 9 (0.24%) VLAN
13 6 (0.16%) Skype
14 5 (0.13%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.080%) AMQP
16 1 (0.027%) SMS
16 1 (0.027%) SSH
16 1 (0.027%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (23.99%) NoSQL
1 902 (23.99%) PostgreSQL
2 662 (17.61%) MongoDB
3 647 (17.21%) Big Data
4 450 (11.97%) Hadoop
5 381 (10.13%) Relational Database
6 368 (9.79%) MySQL
7 355 (9.44%) Redis
8 314 (8.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 276 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
10 251 (6.68%) Amazon Aurora
11 244 (6.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 243 (6.46%) BigQuery
13 238 (6.33%) SQL Server
14 221 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
15 162 (4.31%) Flink
16 152 (4.04%) Data Lake
17 146 (3.88%) HBase
18 134 (3.56%) Amazon Athena
19 130 (3.46%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 928 (24.68%) Jenkins
2 866 (23.03%) Git (software)
3 387 (10.29%) Maven
4 206 (5.48%) GitLab
4 206 (5.48%) Gradle
5 197 (5.24%) JUnit
6 167 (4.44%) CircleCI
7 152 (4.04%) Selenium
8 140 (3.72%) JIRA
9 138 (3.67%) Cypress.io
10 124 (3.30%) Bitbucket
11 123 (3.27%) Babel
12 114 (3.03%) Postman
12 114 (3.03%) SonarQube
13 113 (3.01%) Mockito
14 100 (2.66%) JMeter
15 96 (2.55%) Moq
15 96 (2.55%) NUnit
16 88 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 77 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,480 (39.36%) Finance
2 816 (21.70%) Social Skills
3 653 (17.37%) Banking
4 452 (12.02%) Games
5 341 (9.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 296 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
7 294 (7.82%) Retail
8 265 (7.05%) Marketing
9 98 (2.61%) Legal
10 91 (2.42%) Front Office
10 91 (2.42%) Telecoms
11 80 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
12 73 (1.94%) Financial Institution
13 56 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
14 54 (1.44%) Advertising
14 54 (1.44%) Automotive
15 50 (1.33%) Billing
15 50 (1.33%) Public Sector
16 40 (1.06%) Retail Banking
17 36 (0.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,054 (28.03%) Developer
2 794 (21.12%) Software Engineer
3 614 (16.33%) Java Developer
4 572 (15.21%) Data Engineer
5 463 (12.31%) Java Engineer
6 367 (9.76%) Senior Developer
7 275 (7.31%) Senior Software Engineer
8 244 (6.49%) Senior Data Engineer
9 231 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 218 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 190 (5.05%) Java Software Engineer
12 169 (4.49%) Senior Java Engineer
13 133 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
13 133 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
14 115 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
15 106 (2.82%) Principal Engineer
16 103 (2.74%) Python Developer
17 99 (2.63%) Architect
18 98 (2.61%) Engineering Manager
19 95 (2.53%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,051 (27.95%) Spring
2 839 (22.31%) Spring Boot
3 670 (17.82%) React
4 600 (15.96%) REST
5 522 (13.88%) RabbitMQ
6 403 (10.72%) RESTful
7 396 (10.53%) Node.js
8 281 (7.47%) AngularJS
9 253 (6.73%) .NET
10 221 (5.88%) React Native
11 214 (5.69%) GraphQL
12 204 (5.43%) HTML
13 198 (5.27%) Middleware
14 177 (4.71%) ActiveMQ
15 170 (4.52%) Web Services
16 167 (4.44%) OAuth
17 137 (3.64%) CSS
18 136 (3.62%) Redux
19 128 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
19 128 (3.40%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 362 (9.63%) Cloud Native
2 248 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
3 224 (5.96%) Algorithms
4 182 (4.84%) Social Network
5 152 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 151 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 148 (3.94%) User Experience
8 144 (3.83%) Data Structures
9 129 (3.43%) Blog
10 121 (3.22%) Social Media
11 115 (3.06%) Sports Betting
12 110 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
13 104 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
14 99 (2.63%) Blockchain
15 81 (2.15%) Equities
16 70 (1.86%) Hedge funds
17 66 (1.76%) Virtual Team
18 64 (1.70%) Fixed Income
19 62 (1.65%) Digital Media
20 56 (1.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 595 (15.82%) Linux
2 166 (4.41%) Unix
3 112 (2.98%) Windows
4 95 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 94 (2.50%) Android
6 56 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.48%) CentOS
9 11 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.21%) Debian
10 8 (0.21%) Kali Linux
10 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.16%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.053%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.027%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.027%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,127 (56.57%) Agile
2 1,526 (40.59%) CI/CD
3 1,516 (40.32%) Microservices
4 1,439 (38.27%) Software Engineering
5 1,065 (28.32%) DevOps
6 949 (25.24%) TDD
7 735 (19.55%) Event-Driven
8 685 (18.22%) Data Science
9 632 (16.81%) Test Automation
10 606 (16.12%) Analytics
11 544 (14.47%) Open Source
12 542 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
13 534 (14.20%) Data Engineering
14 532 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
15 516 (13.72%) Mentoring
16 513 (13.64%) Machine Learning
17 497 (13.22%) BDD
18 445 (11.84%) Scrum
19 415 (11.04%) Data Pipeline
20 391 (10.40%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 2,349 (62.47%) Java
2 1,641 (43.64%) Python
3 1,075 (28.59%) SQL
4 692 (18.40%) Scala
5 567 (15.08%) JavaScript
6 486 (12.93%) Kotlin
7 408 (10.85%) Go
8 382 (10.16%) TypeScript
9 298 (7.93%) C#
10 281 (7.47%) Bash
11 211 (5.61%) Ruby
12 138 (3.67%) Clojure
13 117 (3.11%) PowerShell
14 113 (3.01%) Shell Script
15 82 (2.18%) C++
16 70 (1.86%) R
17 65 (1.73%) Elixir
18 62 (1.65%) Groovy
19 58 (1.54%) C
20 56 (1.49%) Elm
Qualifications
1 277 (7.37%) Degree
2 156 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (1.52%) Master's Degree
4 36 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 35 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.27%) CISSP
10 7 (0.19%) PhD
11 5 (0.13%) CRISC
12 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.080%) RHCE
14 2 (0.053%) ISEB
14 2 (0.053%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.053%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.027%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (9.36%) QA
2 90 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 49 (1.30%) GDPR
4 24 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.53%) Accessibility
6 15 (0.40%) SLA
7 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.11%) GxP
9 3 (0.080%) NIST
10 2 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,996 (53.09%) Docker
2 148 (3.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 85 (2.26%) Apache Flume
4 41 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 20 (0.53%) HDFS
7 18 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (0.27%) LXC
9 9 (0.24%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.053%) Ceph
10 2 (0.053%) KVM
10 2 (0.053%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,117 (56.30%) Kubernetes
2 857 (22.79%) Terraform
3 407 (10.82%) Ansible
4 217 (5.77%) Grafana
5 182 (4.84%) Prometheus
6 150 (3.99%) Istio
7 144 (3.83%) Puppet
8 117 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
9 83 (2.21%) Oozie
10 61 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
11 55 (1.46%) Kibana
12 52 (1.38%) HAProxy
13 44 (1.17%) logstash
14 38 (1.01%) ZABBIX
15 33 (0.88%) Mesos
16 30 (0.80%) MIIS
17 28 (0.74%) Opsgenie
17 28 (0.74%) Pingdom
18 25 (0.66%) Graylog
19 24 (0.64%) Graphite
Vendors
1 414 (11.01%) Google
2 167 (4.44%) Oracle
3 162 (4.31%) Microsoft
3 162 (4.31%) Splunk
4 151 (4.02%) Databricks
5 102 (2.71%) Cloudera
6 78 (2.07%) Confluent
7 60 (1.60%) AppDynamics
7 60 (1.60%) New Relic
8 49 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 43 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.12%) Sun
11 38 (1.01%) Cisco
12 37 (0.98%) IBM
13 31 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.72%) VMware
15 26 (0.69%) BT
15 26 (0.69%) Snapchat
16 25 (0.66%) Solace
17 22 (0.59%) Teradata