Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 173 243
Rank change year-on-year +37 +70 +170
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,274 1,328 1,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.48% 2.10% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.10% 5.18% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 957 1,012 801
London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £113,750 £105,000 £107,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +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 20,893 25,659 27,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 40.71% 40.65% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17,274 21,168 23,039
London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,129 £38,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +36 314 £77,500 +3.33% 104
West London +25 20 £66,250 +6.00% 29
South London -5 11 £75,000 +36.36% 2
East London +8 6 £75,000 +7.14% 7
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 682 (53.53%) Java
2 656 (51.49%) AWS
3 545 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
4 538 (42.23%) Docker
5 481 (37.76%) Kubernetes
6 461 (36.19%) Python
7 435 (34.14%) Apache Spark
8 429 (33.67%) DevOps
9 409 (32.10%) Microservices
9 409 (32.10%) Finance
10 353 (27.71%) Big Data
11 331 (25.98%) Scala
12 315 (24.73%) TDD
13 299 (23.47%) Software Engineering
14 287 (22.53%) Linux
15 283 (22.21%) Spring
16 255 (20.02%) SQL
17 245 (19.23%) GCP
18 240 (18.84%) Java 8
19 239 (18.76%) Analytics
20 234 (18.37%) Git (software)
21 233 (18.29%) Data Science
22 227 (17.82%) Azure
23 203 (15.93%) Apache Cassandra
24 199 (15.62%) Fintech
25 192 (15.07%) Hadoop
26 187 (14.68%) NoSQL
27 184 (14.44%) REST
28 169 (13.27%) Spring Boot
29 168 (13.19%) Jenkins

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
1 435 (34.14%) Apache Spark
2 111 (8.71%) Elasticsearch
3 74 (5.81%) Apache Airflow
4 69 (5.42%) Apache
5 32 (2.51%) Luigi
6 28 (2.20%) Confluence
7 12 (0.94%) nginx
8 9 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.39%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.31%) DataSynapse
13 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.24%) Jetty
13 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.16%) JBoss
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Eikon
1 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.078%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.078%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.078%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 656 (51.49%) AWS
2 245 (19.23%) GCP
3 227 (17.82%) Azure
4 65 (5.10%) Amazon S3
5 64 (5.02%) Serverless
6 59 (4.63%) Amazon Kinesis
7 46 (3.61%) OpenShift
8 45 (3.53%) SaaS
9 40 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
12 35 (2.75%) Amazon EMR
13 33 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
14 22 (1.73%) GitHub
15 19 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (1.10%) Power Platform
16 14 (1.10%) Slack
17 12 (0.94%) AWS Fargate
18 11 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
19 9 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.35%) HTTP
2 25 (1.96%) DNS
3 15 (1.18%) DHCP
3 15 (1.18%) DMZ
3 15 (1.18%) Internet
4 7 (0.55%) Network Security
5 6 (0.47%) Calico
6 5 (0.39%) Firewall
6 5 (0.39%) FTP
6 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.24%) AMQP
9 2 (0.16%) Skype
10 1 (0.078%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.078%) IPFS
10 1 (0.078%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (27.71%) Big Data
2 203 (15.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 192 (15.07%) Hadoop
4 187 (14.68%) NoSQL
5 156 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
6 133 (10.44%) MongoDB
7 128 (10.05%) SQL Server
8 111 (8.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 100 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
10 99 (7.77%) Redis
11 97 (7.61%) Relational Database
12 85 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 83 (6.51%) Apache Hive
14 77 (6.04%) BigQuery
15 74 (5.81%) Flink
16 61 (4.79%) MySQL
17 55 (4.32%) Snowflake Schema
18 44 (3.45%) RDBMS
19 42 (3.30%) Oracle Database
20 40 (3.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 234 (18.37%) Git (software)
2 168 (13.19%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.47%) JIRA
4 54 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 49 (3.85%) Maven
6 39 (3.06%) NUnit
7 37 (2.90%) Jasmine
7 37 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
7 37 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 29 (2.28%) GitLab
9 27 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.12%) JUnit
10 25 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.88%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.81%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.57%) CircleCI
13 20 (1.57%) Gradle
14 19 (1.49%) webpack
15 16 (1.26%) Cypress.io
15 16 (1.26%) Mockito
General
1 409 (32.10%) Finance
2 135 (10.60%) Banking
3 44 (3.45%) Retail
4 41 (3.22%) Front Office
5 31 (2.43%) Games
6 22 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.41%) Law
7 18 (1.41%) Marketing
8 17 (1.33%) Advertising
9 16 (1.26%) Legal
10 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.47%) Local Government
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Automotive
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.16%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 470 (36.89%) Developer
2 257 (20.17%) Java Developer
3 234 (18.37%) Data Engineer
4 142 (11.15%) Senior Developer
5 114 (8.95%) Architect
6 106 (8.32%) Software Engineer
7 91 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 86 (6.75%) Java Engineer
9 79 (6.20%) Scala Developer
10 71 (5.57%) Data Architect
11 61 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (4.79%) Java Software Engineer
12 53 (4.16%) Senior Data Engineer
13 40 (3.14%) C# Developer
13 40 (3.14%) Senior Software Engineer
14 38 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (2.98%) Senior Java Engineer
15 37 (2.90%) Principal Engineer
16 35 (2.75%) Python Engineer
16 35 (2.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (22.21%) Spring
2 184 (14.44%) REST
3 169 (13.27%) Spring Boot
4 150 (11.77%) RESTful
5 148 (11.62%) RabbitMQ
6 131 (10.28%) Web Services
7 114 (8.95%) Node.js
8 113 (8.87%) React
9 69 (5.42%) .NET
10 63 (4.95%) Redux
11 55 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
12 54 (4.24%) React Native
13 53 (4.16%) Hibernate
14 50 (3.92%) Enzyme
14 50 (3.92%) HTML
14 50 (3.92%) Jest
15 48 (3.77%) .NET Core
16 47 (3.69%) Akka
17 46 (3.61%) JMS
18 45 (3.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 49 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 45 (3.53%) Cloud Native
6 42 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 40 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 40 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 40 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 31 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (2.20%) Fixed Income
11 27 (2.12%) User Experience
12 21 (1.65%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (1.41%) Online Gambling
15 11 (0.86%) Grid Computing
16 9 (0.71%) PKI
17 8 (0.63%) Semantic Web
17 8 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 287 (22.53%) Linux
2 49 (3.85%) Mac OS X
3 46 (3.61%) Windows
4 45 (3.53%) Android
4 45 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 39 (3.06%) Unix
6 19 (1.49%) CentOS
7 17 (1.33%) Solaris
8 9 (0.71%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.31%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.078%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (33.67%) DevOps
3 409 (32.10%) Microservices
4 315 (24.73%) TDD
5 299 (23.47%) Software Engineering
6 239 (18.76%) Analytics
7 233 (18.29%) Data Science
8 199 (15.62%) Fintech
9 161 (12.64%) Machine Learning
10 155 (12.17%) Scrum
11 149 (11.70%) ETL
12 145 (11.38%) BDD
13 141 (11.07%) Open Source
14 132 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
15 120 (9.42%) Data Engineering
16 102 (8.01%) Computer Science
17 98 (7.69%) Data Modelling
18 90 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
19 81 (6.36%) Refactoring
20 77 (6.04%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 682 (53.53%) Java
2 461 (36.19%) Python
3 331 (25.98%) Scala
4 255 (20.02%) SQL
5 240 (18.84%) Java 8
6 139 (10.91%) Go
7 128 (10.05%) JavaScript
8 93 (7.30%) Kotlin
9 83 (6.51%) Ruby
10 75 (5.89%) C#
11 65 (5.10%) C++
12 59 (4.63%) Bash Shell
13 47 (3.69%) Clojure
14 46 (3.61%) TypeScript
15 41 (3.22%) Apple Swift
16 40 (3.14%) C
17 24 (1.88%) ES6
18 22 (1.73%) PHP
19 17 (1.33%) Groovy
20 16 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 109 (8.56%) Degree
2 51 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.65%) PhD
4 18 (1.41%) Master's Degree
5 15 (1.18%) MCP
5 15 (1.18%) RHCE
6 4 (0.31%) CCNA
6 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.31%) CISSP
6 4 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (0.31%) GIAC
6 4 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (0.31%) MCSE
6 4 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (0.31%) SANS
6 4 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (0.31%) SSCP
7 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.24%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.45%) QA
2 23 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.65%) SLA
4 15 (1.18%) GDPR
5 5 (0.39%) MiFID
6 1 (0.078%) EMIR
System Software
1 538 (42.23%) Docker
2 36 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (2.04%) Apache Flume
4 19 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.18%) Firmware
5 15 (1.18%) NFS
6 10 (0.78%) HDFS
7 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.31%) Cronacle
8 4 (0.31%) zsh
9 3 (0.24%) Varnish
10 2 (0.16%) Lustre
10 2 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) Xen
11 1 (0.078%) Alluxio
11 1 (0.078%) Ceph
11 1 (0.078%) etcd
11 1 (0.078%) KVM
11 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 481 (37.76%) Kubernetes
2 159 (12.48%) Ansible
3 146 (11.46%) Terraform
4 69 (5.42%) Mesos
5 60 (4.71%) Marathon
6 50 (3.92%) Puppet
7 35 (2.75%) Grafana
8 33 (2.59%) Oozie
9 31 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (2.35%) Prometheus
11 22 (1.73%) Istio
12 19 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
13 18 (1.41%) Control-M
14 15 (1.18%) linkerd
15 9 (0.71%) Kibana
15 9 (0.71%) Kubeflow
15 9 (0.71%) Nessus
15 9 (0.71%) Nmap
15 9 (0.71%) Sysdig
16 8 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 137 (10.75%) Google
2 135 (10.60%) Oracle
3 51 (4.00%) Tableau
4 43 (3.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (2.51%) Talend
6 30 (2.35%) Splunk
7 29 (2.28%) WorldPay
8 26 (2.04%) Informatica
9 25 (1.96%) Hortonworks
10 20 (1.57%) FIS
11 17 (1.33%) Ab Initio
12 16 (1.26%) Facebook
12 16 (1.26%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.02%) Databricks
14 13 (1.02%) SaltStack
15 12 (0.94%) Cloudera
15 12 (0.94%) IBM
16 10 (0.78%) MapR
17 9 (0.71%) Qualys