Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 116 142
Rank change year-on-year +42 +26 +62
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,410 1,163 1,453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.19% 2.93% 2.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.45% 7.15% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,012 918 1,190
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £110,000
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 14,925 16,276 23,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 44.38% 40.96% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10,916 13,542 19,544
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +8.00%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 +25 281 £87,500 +9.38% 104
West London +6 12 £85,000 +54.55% 41
South London +5 12 £72,500 -9.38% 4
North London - 3 £70,000 - 2
East London +13 1 £75,000 -9.09% 9
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 780 (55.32%) Java
2 741 (52.55%) Docker
3 710 (50.35%) AWS
4 654 (46.38%) Kubernetes
5 651 (46.17%) Microservices
6 640 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
7 588 (41.70%) Python
8 468 (33.19%) Finance
9 421 (29.86%) Software Engineering
10 377 (26.74%) DevOps
11 364 (25.82%) SQL
12 347 (24.61%) TDD
13 343 (24.33%) Apache Spark
14 306 (21.70%) Spring
15 280 (19.86%) NoSQL
16 274 (19.43%) Fintech
16 274 (19.43%) Azure
17 270 (19.15%) JavaScript
17 270 (19.15%) Big Data
18 262 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
19 254 (18.01%) GCP
20 250 (17.73%) .NET
21 247 (17.52%) Spring Boot
22 223 (15.82%) MongoDB
23 217 (15.39%) Banking
24 216 (15.32%) React
25 212 (15.04%) Hadoop
26 207 (14.68%) Node.js
27 187 (13.26%) Analytics
28 183 (12.98%) ETL

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
1 343 (24.33%) Apache Spark
2 143 (10.14%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (5.39%) Apache Airflow
4 63 (4.47%) Apache
5 38 (2.70%) Luigi
6 22 (1.56%) Confluence
7 21 (1.49%) Apache Pig
8 17 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (0.71%) Apache Pulsar
10 9 (0.64%) Gunicorn
10 9 (0.64%) nginx
11 5 (0.35%) IIS
11 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.28%) JBoss
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.28%) Tornado
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.21%) DataSynapse
14 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.071%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.14%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 19 (1.35%) R3 Corda
2 4 (0.28%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.071%) Magento
5 1 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 710 (50.35%) AWS
2 274 (19.43%) Azure
3 254 (18.01%) GCP
4 103 (7.30%) SaaS
5 88 (6.24%) Amazon Kinesis
6 86 (6.10%) Serverless
7 60 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
8 56 (3.97%) GitHub
9 52 (3.69%) Amazon S3
10 47 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (2.84%) OpenShift
12 35 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
13 32 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (2.06%) PaaS
15 28 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
16 26 (1.84%) Google Analytics
17 22 (1.56%) IaaS
18 21 (1.49%) Power Platform
19 20 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
20 18 (1.28%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.11%) HTTP
2 23 (1.63%) SSL
3 17 (1.21%) Firewall
4 16 (1.13%) Internet
5 12 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.43%) DNS
6 6 (0.43%) IMAP
6 6 (0.43%) SMTP
7 5 (0.35%) Network Security
8 4 (0.28%) AMQP
8 4 (0.28%) Broadband
8 4 (0.28%) SSH
8 4 (0.28%) VPN
9 3 (0.21%) 802.11
9 3 (0.21%) FTP
9 3 (0.21%) LAN
9 3 (0.21%) SAN
9 3 (0.21%) SMS
9 3 (0.21%) SNMP
9 3 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (19.86%) NoSQL
2 270 (19.15%) Big Data
3 262 (18.58%) PostgreSQL
4 223 (15.82%) MongoDB
5 212 (15.04%) Hadoop
6 143 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 122 (8.65%) Relational Database
8 103 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (5.67%) Redis
10 67 (4.75%) MySQL
11 66 (4.68%) Flink
12 62 (4.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 54 (3.83%) SQL Server
14 53 (3.76%) Data Lake
15 50 (3.55%) Amazon Redshift
15 50 (3.55%) BigQuery
16 48 (3.40%) Apache Hive
17 40 (2.84%) Snowflake Schema
18 33 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
19 32 (2.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 170 (12.06%) Git (software)
1 170 (12.06%) Jenkins
2 127 (9.01%) GitLab
3 79 (5.60%) Gradle
4 57 (4.04%) Maven
5 48 (3.40%) JIRA
6 41 (2.91%) JUnit
7 35 (2.48%) Selenium
8 32 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
9 31 (2.20%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 22 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
12 20 (1.42%) SonarQube
13 18 (1.28%) Cypress.io
14 16 (1.13%) Mockito
15 15 (1.06%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.99%) Bitbucket
16 14 (0.99%) webpack
17 12 (0.85%) CircleCI
17 12 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 468 (33.19%) Finance
2 217 (15.39%) Banking
3 171 (12.13%) Social Skills
4 83 (5.89%) Front Office
5 74 (5.25%) Games
6 65 (4.61%) Retail
7 60 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (3.05%) Advertising
9 33 (2.34%) Marketing
10 28 (1.99%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.35%) Public Sector
12 18 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.85%) Online Betting
14 11 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
15 10 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.71%) Telecoms
16 9 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.57%) Russian Language
18 7 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 499 (35.39%) Developer
2 250 (17.73%) Java Developer
3 241 (17.09%) Software Engineer
4 228 (16.17%) Data Engineer
5 126 (8.94%) Senior Developer
6 123 (8.72%) Java Engineer
7 85 (6.03%) Senior Data Engineer
8 75 (5.32%) Senior Software Engineer
9 70 (4.96%) .NET Software Engineer
10 66 (4.68%) AWS Engineer
10 66 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
11 64 (4.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (4.33%) Backend Developer
13 52 (3.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 51 (3.62%) Python Engineer
15 46 (3.26%) Architect
16 45 (3.19%) .NET Developer
16 45 (3.19%) Java Software Engineer
16 45 (3.19%) Senior Java Engineer
17 40 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (21.70%) Spring
2 250 (17.73%) .NET
3 247 (17.52%) Spring Boot
4 216 (15.32%) React
5 207 (14.68%) Node.js
6 164 (11.63%) .NET Core
7 156 (11.06%) REST
8 103 (7.30%) AngularJS
9 100 (7.09%) gRPC
10 99 (7.02%) RESTful
11 98 (6.95%) .NET Framework
12 96 (6.81%) RabbitMQ
13 93 (6.60%) Web Services
14 75 (5.32%) GraphQL
15 72 (5.11%) JSON
16 50 (3.55%) ActiveMQ
17 44 (3.12%) Apache NiFi
18 42 (2.98%) XML
19 40 (2.84%) Redux
20 39 (2.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.45%) Cloud Native
2 77 (5.46%) Algorithms
3 62 (4.40%) User Experience
4 59 (4.18%) Data Structures
5 46 (3.26%) Hedge funds
6 44 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (3.05%) Equities
8 40 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
9 38 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 34 (2.41%) Mobile App
11 33 (2.34%) Mobile Banking
12 32 (2.27%) Blog
13 31 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (1.84%) Public Cloud
16 23 (1.63%) Digital Media
16 23 (1.63%) PKI
16 23 (1.63%) Virtual Team
17 22 (1.56%) Derivative
18 21 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.87%) Linux
2 70 (4.96%) Unix
3 25 (1.77%) Windows
4 13 (0.92%) Ubuntu
5 12 (0.85%) CentOS
6 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.57%) Android
8 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (46.17%) Microservices
2 640 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (29.86%) Software Engineering
4 377 (26.74%) DevOps
5 347 (24.61%) TDD
6 274 (19.43%) Fintech
7 187 (13.26%) Analytics
8 183 (12.98%) ETL
9 167 (11.84%) Mentoring
10 166 (11.77%) Data Pipeline
11 158 (11.21%) Test Automation
12 146 (10.35%) Scrum
13 145 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
14 115 (8.16%) Data Engineering
15 111 (7.87%) Machine Learning
16 106 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
17 104 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
18 100 (7.09%) Data Science
19 93 (6.60%) Artificial Intelligence
19 93 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 780 (55.32%) Java
2 588 (41.70%) Python
3 364 (25.82%) SQL
4 270 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 182 (12.91%) Scala
6 177 (12.55%) C#
7 168 (11.91%) Go
8 165 (11.70%) Java 8
9 112 (7.94%) Kotlin
10 108 (7.66%) TypeScript
11 47 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 35 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 29 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.77%) Ruby
15 23 (1.63%) R
16 20 (1.42%) F#
17 19 (1.35%) C
17 19 (1.35%) C++
18 14 (0.99%) ES6
18 14 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 107 (7.59%) Degree
2 48 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.50%) PhD
7 5 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.28%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.14%) CCNA
9 2 (0.14%) CEH
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.14%) CISSP
9 2 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.14%) GIAC
9 2 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.14%) SANS
9 2 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.60%) QA
2 20 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.64%) GRC
4 2 (0.14%) SEPA
5 1 (0.071%) GDPR
5 1 (0.071%) MiFID
5 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 741 (52.55%) Docker
2 16 (1.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.71%) HDFS
5 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.071%) etcd
9 1 (0.071%) GridGain
9 1 (0.071%) KVM
9 1 (0.071%) oVirt
9 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 654 (46.38%) Kubernetes
2 158 (11.21%) Terraform
3 107 (7.59%) Ansible
4 45 (3.19%) Puppet
5 42 (2.98%) Prometheus
6 31 (2.20%) Grafana
7 26 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.49%) Istio
9 18 (1.28%) Kibana
10 14 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.71%) Packer
12 9 (0.64%) Oozie
13 8 (0.57%) Nagios
14 7 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.50%) Mesos
15 6 (0.43%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.35%) logstash
17 4 (0.28%) Kustomize
17 4 (0.28%) Marathon
18 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 112 (7.94%) Google
2 76 (5.39%) Oracle
3 37 (2.62%) Microsoft
4 29 (2.06%) Talend
5 27 (1.91%) Databricks
6 21 (1.49%) Charles River
7 19 (1.35%) Spotify
8 18 (1.28%) Splunk
9 16 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.13%) VMware
10 14 (0.99%) Confluent
11 13 (0.92%) Cloudera
11 13 (0.92%) PagerDuty
12 11 (0.78%) New Relic
13 10 (0.71%) Informatica
13 10 (0.71%) Solace
14 9 (0.64%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.64%) IBM
14 9 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.50%) Hortonworks