Period
to 24 September 2019

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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 188 302
Rank change year-on-year +34 +114 +205
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,231 1,332 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.20% 1.95% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.65% 4.76% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 974 947 597
London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £100,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -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 21,793 27,963 28,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 39.01% 40.86% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18,174 22,875 23,460
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 24 September 2019.

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 24 September 2019. 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 +38 295 £77,500 - 84
West London +10 25 £75,000 +50.00% 48
East London +13 8 £60,000 -22.58% 8
South London -13 3 £71,250 -12.31% 6
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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.

1 739 (60.03%) Java
2 601 (48.82%) AWS
3 585 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
4 545 (44.27%) Apache Spark
5 539 (43.79%) Docker
6 503 (40.86%) Python
7 462 (37.53%) Big Data
8 400 (32.49%) Kubernetes
9 374 (30.38%) DevOps
10 358 (29.08%) Scala
11 349 (28.35%) Microservices
12 334 (27.13%) Hadoop
13 322 (26.16%) SQL
14 310 (25.18%) Software Engineering
15 304 (24.70%) Finance
16 285 (23.15%) Spring
17 282 (22.91%) TDD
18 280 (22.75%) Linux
19 271 (22.01%) GCP
20 254 (20.63%) Analytics
21 241 (19.58%) NoSQL
22 235 (19.09%) Azure
23 220 (17.87%) Apache Hive
24 218 (17.71%) Java 8
25 196 (15.92%) Spring Boot
25 196 (15.92%) Machine Learning
26 194 (15.76%) Data Science
27 186 (15.11%) Jenkins
28 183 (14.87%) Apache Cassandra
29 167 (13.57%) Fintech

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
1 545 (44.27%) Apache Spark
2 151 (12.27%) Elasticsearch
3 115 (9.34%) Apache
4 71 (5.77%) Apache Pig
5 43 (3.49%) Apache Airflow
6 31 (2.52%) Confluence
7 26 (2.11%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.14%) Luigi
9 10 (0.81%) nginx
10 9 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.24%) SAS
12 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.16%) IIS
13 2 (0.16%) JBoss
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.081%) CMS
14 1 (0.081%) Jetty
14 1 (0.081%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.16%) SPSS
2 2 (0.16%) Stata
3 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.081%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.081%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 601 (48.82%) AWS
2 271 (22.01%) GCP
3 235 (19.09%) Azure
4 52 (4.22%) Serverless
5 43 (3.49%) Amazon Kinesis
6 42 (3.41%) Amazon EMR
7 41 (3.33%) OpenShift
7 41 (3.33%) Power Platform
7 41 (3.33%) SaaS
8 36 (2.92%) Amazon S3
9 35 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (2.60%) GitHub
11 21 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 20 (1.62%) PaaS
13 19 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
14 18 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.76%) HTTP
2 24 (1.95%) DNS
3 19 (1.54%) Internet
4 10 (0.81%) DMZ
5 9 (0.73%) DHCP
6 8 (0.65%) Firewall
7 7 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.49%) Network Security
9 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.32%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.32%) LAN
10 4 (0.32%) Skype
10 4 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (0.32%) WAN
11 3 (0.24%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.081%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (37.53%) Big Data
2 334 (27.13%) Hadoop
3 241 (19.58%) NoSQL
4 220 (17.87%) Apache Hive
5 183 (14.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 159 (12.92%) MongoDB
7 116 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
8 106 (8.61%) HBase
9 104 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (7.23%) Amazon Redshift
11 77 (6.26%) Relational Database
12 74 (6.01%) SQL Server
13 66 (5.36%) MySQL
14 63 (5.12%) Flink
14 63 (5.12%) Impala
15 59 (4.79%) Sqoop
16 57 (4.63%) Redis
17 50 (4.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 50 (4.06%) BigQuery
18 49 (3.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 186 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 165 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 59 (4.79%) JIRA
4 49 (3.98%) Cucumber
5 48 (3.90%) Maven
6 44 (3.57%) Gradle
7 28 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.11%) Selenium
9 25 (2.03%) GitLab
10 23 (1.87%) webpack
11 20 (1.62%) JUnit
11 20 (1.62%) Mockito
12 17 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 16 (1.30%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.14%) Babel
14 14 (1.14%) WebDriver
15 13 (1.06%) git-flow
16 12 (0.97%) Travis CI
17 11 (0.89%) CircleCI
17 11 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 304 (24.70%) Finance
2 123 (9.99%) Banking
3 71 (5.77%) Law
4 65 (5.28%) Retail
5 36 (2.92%) Games
6 34 (2.76%) Front Office
7 27 (2.19%) Marketing
8 24 (1.95%) Publishing
9 22 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.71%) Advertising
11 18 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.97%) Legal
13 7 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.41%) Local Government
14 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.32%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.24%) Automotive
16 3 (0.24%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.16%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 491 (39.89%) Developer
2 307 (24.94%) Java Developer
3 218 (17.71%) Data Engineer
4 142 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 107 (8.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 92 (7.47%) Software Engineer
7 88 (7.15%) Big Data Engineer
8 85 (6.90%) Architect
9 84 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (5.04%) Scala Developer
11 53 (4.31%) Java Engineer
12 52 (4.22%) Python Engineer
13 50 (4.06%) Senior Data Engineer
14 46 (3.74%) Data Architect
15 45 (3.66%) Big Data Developer
16 40 (3.25%) Java Scala Developer
17 39 (3.17%) Hadoop Engineer
18 37 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
19 36 (2.92%) Lead Developer
20 35 (2.84%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (23.15%) Spring
2 196 (15.92%) Spring Boot
3 151 (12.27%) REST
4 136 (11.05%) Node.js
5 134 (10.89%) Web Services
6 129 (10.48%) React
7 104 (8.45%) RabbitMQ
8 94 (7.64%) RESTful
9 81 (6.58%) AngularJS
10 71 (5.77%) .NET
11 59 (4.79%) Elastic Stack
12 56 (4.55%) Apache NiFi
13 55 (4.47%) Hibernate
14 50 (4.06%) JSON
15 45 (3.66%) Redux
16 39 (3.17%) HTML
17 37 (3.01%) Spark Streaming
18 34 (2.76%) Akka
19 32 (2.60%) React Native
20 31 (2.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.90%) Algorithms
4 36 (2.92%) Data Structures
4 36 (2.92%) User Experience
5 34 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 33 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.46%) Equities
12 18 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.14%) Online Gambling
14 13 (1.06%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.06%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 280 (22.75%) Linux
2 59 (4.79%) Windows
3 54 (4.39%) Unix
4 13 (1.06%) Android
5 12 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.73%) Solaris
8 8 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.41%) CentOS
10 4 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.24%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.081%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.081%) Debian
13 1 (0.081%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (30.38%) DevOps
3 349 (28.35%) Microservices
4 310 (25.18%) Software Engineering
5 282 (22.91%) TDD
6 254 (20.63%) Analytics
7 196 (15.92%) Machine Learning
8 194 (15.76%) Data Science
9 167 (13.57%) Fintech
10 166 (13.48%) Scrum
11 162 (13.16%) BDD
12 150 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
13 147 (11.94%) ETL
14 130 (10.56%) Data Engineering
15 128 (10.40%) Data Analytics
16 116 (9.42%) Open Source
17 108 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 108 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
18 102 (8.29%) SDLC
19 92 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 739 (60.03%) Java
2 503 (40.86%) Python
3 358 (29.08%) Scala
4 322 (26.16%) SQL
5 218 (17.71%) Java 8
6 157 (12.75%) JavaScript
7 117 (9.50%) Go
8 85 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 63 (5.12%) C#
10 44 (3.57%) Clojure
11 39 (3.17%) Kotlin
12 35 (2.84%) C++
13 34 (2.76%) C
13 34 (2.76%) Ruby
14 31 (2.52%) TypeScript
15 30 (2.44%) R
16 21 (1.71%) ES6
17 20 (1.62%) ES7
17 20 (1.62%) PL/SQL
18 19 (1.54%) ES8
Qualifications
1 127 (10.32%) Degree
2 65 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.71%) PhD
4 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.30%) Master's Degree
5 16 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.73%) MCP
6 9 (0.73%) RHCE
7 7 (0.57%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.41%) CCNA
8 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.41%) CISSP
8 5 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (0.41%) GIAC
8 5 (0.41%) Linux+ Certification
8 5 (0.41%) MCSE
8 5 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (0.41%) SANS
8 5 (0.41%) SSCP
9 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.25%) QA
2 14 (1.14%) SLA
3 12 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.49%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.081%) MiFID
6 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 539 (43.79%) Docker
2 63 (5.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 50 (4.06%) Apache Flume
4 35 (2.84%) HDFS
5 17 (1.38%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.81%) Cronacle
7 9 (0.73%) Firmware
7 9 (0.73%) NFS
8 5 (0.41%) etcd
9 1 (0.081%) KVM
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 400 (32.49%) Kubernetes
2 155 (12.59%) Ansible
3 134 (10.89%) Terraform
4 84 (6.82%) Oozie
5 70 (5.69%) Puppet
6 65 (5.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 63 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (4.22%) Mesos
9 41 (3.33%) Marathon
10 28 (2.27%) Prometheus
11 25 (2.03%) Ambari
12 22 (1.79%) Istio
12 22 (1.79%) Rancher
13 19 (1.54%) Control-M
13 19 (1.54%) Grafana
13 19 (1.54%) linkerd
14 15 (1.22%) Kibana
15 13 (1.06%) logstash
16 11 (0.89%) Consul
17 9 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 131 (10.64%) Google
2 130 (10.56%) Oracle
3 83 (6.74%) Cloudera
4 76 (6.17%) Hortonworks
5 68 (5.52%) Microsoft
6 56 (4.55%) Tableau
7 41 (3.33%) Splunk
8 36 (2.92%) Databricks
9 33 (2.68%) Talend
10 28 (2.27%) MapR
11 21 (1.71%) Informatica
11 21 (1.71%) WorldPay
12 15 (1.22%) IBM
13 13 (1.06%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 13 (1.06%) Facebook
13 13 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.06%) VMware
14 12 (0.97%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.81%) Ab Initio
15 10 (0.81%) SaltStack