Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 334 352
Rank change year-on-year +61 +18 +10
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 87 37 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.28% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.94% 0.63% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 80 30 4
North West median annual salary £70,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.37% -2.56% -25.00%
10th Percentile £46,125 £21,700 £42,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £66,250 £57,750
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 4,478 5,906 5,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.10% 44.41% 41.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,749 4,917 4,529
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £58,750
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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +62 77 £70,000 +27.27% 15
Cheshire +20 9 £70,000 +197.87% 1
Merseyside +7 1 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 75 (86.21%) Java
2 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (66.67%) NoSQL
4 53 (60.92%) Hadoop
5 52 (59.77%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (58.62%) MongoDB
7 49 (56.32%) Big Data
7 49 (56.32%) Apache Spark
8 46 (52.87%) TDD
9 45 (51.72%) Python
9 45 (51.72%) DevOps
10 42 (48.28%) Scala
11 40 (45.98%) Apache
12 38 (43.68%) Data Modelling
12 38 (43.68%) Data Engineering
13 34 (39.08%) Web Services
14 33 (37.93%) Degree
14 33 (37.93%) Open Source
15 31 (35.63%) JIRA
16 30 (34.48%) Mathematics
17 29 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
17 29 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
17 29 (33.33%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (33.33%) Amazon Redshift
18 28 (32.18%) Computer Science
18 28 (32.18%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (32.18%) Change Management
18 28 (32.18%) Flink
18 28 (32.18%) Amazon Athena
19 27 (31.03%) Data Ingestion

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 49 (56.32%) Apache Spark
2 40 (45.98%) Apache
3 17 (19.54%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (10.34%) Apache Pig
5 8 (9.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.15%) JBoss
7 1 (1.15%) Jetty
7 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.15%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 52 (59.77%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 29 (33.33%) Amazon EMR
3 28 (32.18%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (8.05%) SaaS
6 4 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.30%) Serverless
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Internet
2 8 (9.20%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) AMQP
4 1 (1.15%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 53 (60.92%) Hadoop
3 51 (58.62%) MongoDB
4 49 (56.32%) Big Data
5 29 (33.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 28 (32.18%) Amazon Athena
6 28 (32.18%) Flink
7 13 (14.94%) Apache Hive
8 12 (13.79%) CockroachDB
9 9 (10.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (9.20%) Redis
11 7 (8.05%) HBase
12 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
12 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
13 4 (4.60%) Data Lake
13 4 (4.60%) DB2
14 3 (3.45%) Couchbase
14 3 (3.45%) Riak
15 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
15 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) JIRA
2 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) Selenium
3 4 (4.60%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.45%) Chocolatey
4 3 (3.45%) JMeter
4 3 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.15%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.15%) Gradle
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (6.90%) Advertising
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
2 4 (4.60%) Marketing
3 3 (3.45%) Law
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Data Engineer
2 23 (26.44%) Developer
3 21 (24.14%) Architect
4 18 (20.69%) Big Data Engineer
5 15 (17.24%) Senior Data Engineer
6 14 (16.09%) Java Developer
7 13 (14.94%) Data Architect
7 13 (14.94%) Senior Developer
8 12 (13.79%) Senior Architect
8 12 (13.79%) Senior Data Architect
9 7 (8.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (5.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
12 4 (4.60%) Hadoop Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) Node.js Developer
12 4 (4.60%) NoSQL Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
13 3 (3.45%) Graduate Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) Web Services
2 27 (31.03%) Spark Streaming
3 22 (25.29%) Node.js
4 20 (22.99%) Spring
5 17 (19.54%) HTML
5 17 (19.54%) HTML5
6 14 (16.09%) CSS
7 13 (14.94%) JSON
8 12 (13.79%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (13.79%) RESTful
9 11 (12.64%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.20%) Ajax
11 7 (8.05%) J2EE
11 7 (8.05%) React
11 7 (8.05%) REST
12 6 (6.90%) Hibernate
12 6 (6.90%) JMS
13 3 (3.45%) EJB
13 3 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
13 3 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.18%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.09%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Linux
2 3 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) DC/OS
3 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (52.87%) TDD
3 45 (51.72%) DevOps
4 38 (43.68%) Data Engineering
4 38 (43.68%) Data Modelling
5 33 (37.93%) Open Source
6 30 (34.48%) Mathematics
7 28 (32.18%) Change Management
8 27 (31.03%) Data Ingestion
9 26 (29.89%) Configuration Management
10 20 (22.99%) Software Engineering
11 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (20.69%) Microservices
13 17 (19.54%) BDD
13 17 (19.54%) Mentoring
14 14 (16.09%) Data Analysis
15 13 (14.94%) Data Architecture
16 12 (13.79%) Data Science
16 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
17 9 (10.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 75 (86.21%) Java
2 45 (51.72%) Python
3 42 (48.28%) Scala
4 18 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.64%) SQL
6 6 (6.90%) PHP
7 4 (4.60%) Java 8
8 3 (3.45%) C#
8 3 (3.45%) R
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.30%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) C
10 1 (1.15%) Clojure
10 1 (1.15%) Ruby
10 1 (1.15%) Rust
Qualifications
1 33 (37.93%) Degree
2 27 (31.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (31.03%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.30%) PhD
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) GDPR
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (16.09%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.75%) Ansible
3 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.30%) Puppet
5 1 (1.15%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.15%) Mesos
5 1 (1.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 9 (10.34%) Cloudera
3 6 (6.90%) Talend
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle
5 4 (4.60%) Google
5 4 (4.60%) Hortonworks
5 4 (4.60%) MapR
5 4 (4.60%) Teradata
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.30%) Splunk
8 1 (1.15%) Cadence
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) hybris
8 1 (1.15%) Polycom
8 1 (1.15%) Twitter