Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 339 360
Rank change year-on-year +115 +21 -17
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 111 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.24% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.67% 0.55% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 104 25 6
North West median annual salary £65,000 £46,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.78% -9.27% -21.15%
10th Percentile £44,125 £21,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £66,250 £58,125
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,164 5,597 5,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.25% 44.14% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,487 4,660 4,565
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,650 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka in the North West.

Salary trend for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Manchester +93 104 £70,000 +47.37% 3
Cheshire +34 7 £49,250 +118.89% 3
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 97 (87.39%) Java
2 79 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (66.67%) NoSQL
4 72 (64.86%) DevOps
5 68 (61.26%) MongoDB
5 68 (61.26%) Hadoop
5 68 (61.26%) Amazon AWS
6 67 (60.36%) Apache
7 66 (59.46%) Python
8 65 (58.56%) Apache Spark
9 64 (57.66%) Big Data
10 61 (54.95%) Scala
10 61 (54.95%) TDD
11 53 (47.75%) Data Modelling
12 52 (46.85%) Web Services
12 52 (46.85%) Data Engineering
13 50 (45.05%) Degree
14 48 (43.24%) Open Source
15 47 (42.34%) CA Agile Central
15 47 (42.34%) JIRA
16 46 (41.44%) Cloud Computing
16 46 (41.44%) Change Management
17 44 (39.64%) Mathematics
18 43 (38.74%) Amazon EC2
18 43 (38.74%) Flink
18 43 (38.74%) Amazon Redshift
19 42 (37.84%) Amazon EMR
19 42 (37.84%) Spark Streaming
19 42 (37.84%) Data Ingestion
19 42 (37.84%) Numerate Degree

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 67 (60.36%) Apache
2 65 (58.56%) Apache Spark
3 23 (20.72%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (9.01%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 68 (61.26%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (41.44%) Cloud Computing
3 43 (38.74%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (37.84%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (6.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (5.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) Internet
2 10 (9.01%) HTTP
3 2 (1.80%) AMQP
4 1 (0.90%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 68 (61.26%) Hadoop
2 68 (61.26%) MongoDB
3 64 (57.66%) Big Data
4 43 (38.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 43 (38.74%) Flink
5 42 (37.84%) Amazon Athena
6 16 (14.41%) CockroachDB
7 11 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (9.01%) Apache Hive
9 7 (6.31%) Redis
9 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
10 6 (5.41%) HBase
10 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.60%) Data Lake
11 4 (3.60%) DB2
12 2 (1.80%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.80%) MySQL
12 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (42.34%) JIRA
2 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) Bitbucket
3 6 (5.41%) JMeter
3 6 (5.41%) Selenium
3 6 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.60%) EasyMock
6 3 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.70%) Chocolatey
6 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.80%) Gradle
8 1 (0.90%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (8.11%) Advertising
2 8 (7.21%) Finance
3 7 (6.31%) Law
4 6 (5.41%) Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (31.53%) Data Engineer
2 30 (27.03%) Developer
3 26 (23.42%) Big Data Engineer
4 24 (21.62%) Senior Data Engineer
5 20 (18.02%) Architect
6 19 (17.12%) Data Architect
6 19 (17.12%) Senior Architect
6 19 (17.12%) Senior Data Architect
7 17 (15.32%) Java Developer
7 17 (15.32%) Senior Developer
8 10 (9.01%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (6.31%) Node.js Developer
10 7 (6.31%) NoSQL Developer
10 7 (6.31%) Software Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) Consultant
11 6 (5.41%) Development Consultant
11 6 (5.41%) Graduate Consultant
11 6 (5.41%) Graduate Software Consultant
11 6 (5.41%) Software Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (46.85%) Web Services
2 42 (37.84%) Spark Streaming
3 25 (22.52%) Node.js
3 25 (22.52%) Spring
4 12 (10.81%) HTML
4 12 (10.81%) HTML5
5 11 (9.91%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (9.01%) Ajax
6 10 (9.01%) CSS
6 10 (9.01%) JSON
7 9 (8.11%) AngularJS
7 9 (8.11%) React
8 6 (5.41%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.41%) RESTful
8 6 (5.41%) SOAP
9 4 (3.60%) J2EE
10 3 (2.70%) RAML
10 3 (2.70%) REST
11 2 (1.80%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (1.80%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.12%) Internet of Things
2 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
2 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.90%) DC/OS
3 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (64.86%) DevOps
3 61 (54.95%) TDD
4 53 (47.75%) Data Modelling
5 52 (46.85%) Data Engineering
6 48 (43.24%) Open Source
7 46 (41.44%) Change Management
8 44 (39.64%) Mathematics
9 42 (37.84%) Computer Science
9 42 (37.84%) Data Ingestion
10 41 (36.94%) Configuration Management
11 27 (24.32%) Data Analysis
12 23 (20.72%) Software Engineering
13 22 (19.82%) Mentoring
14 19 (17.12%) Data Architecture
15 18 (16.22%) Microservices
16 16 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (13.51%) Data Science
18 14 (12.61%) BDD
19 12 (10.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 97 (87.39%) Java
2 66 (59.46%) Python
3 61 (54.95%) Scala
4 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.01%) SQL
6 9 (8.11%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) C#
8 3 (2.70%) C++
8 3 (2.70%) R
9 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.90%) Java 8
9 1 (0.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.90%) Rust
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (45.05%) Degree
2 42 (37.84%) Computer Science Degree
2 42 (37.84%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 8 (7.21%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.90%) Mesos
3 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (42.34%) CA Agile Central
2 7 (6.31%) Google
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.60%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.60%) Hortonworks
4 4 (3.60%) MapR
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) Teradata
5 3 (2.70%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.80%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) Splunk
6 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco
7 1 (0.90%) Polycom