Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > Scotland
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 174 202
Rank change year-on-year +19 +28 +3
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 47 56 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.02% 1.04% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 2.57% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 6
Scotland median annual salary £57,124 £54,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.78% -22.86% +51.35%
10th Percentile £44,000 £33,250 £51,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,600 £75,000
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -6.90%

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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,002 2,183 2,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.32% 40.40% 38.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 1,443 1,436
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,007 £31,130 £28,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Scotland

Kafka
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Kafka in Scotland

Kafka
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Scotland over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Kafka in Scotland

Kafka
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Glasgow +35 24 £54,000 +8.00% 6
Edinburgh +7 21 £57,312 -0.33% 13
Stirling - 2 - -
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 33 (70.21%) Java
2 26 (55.32%) Hadoop
3 25 (53.19%) Big Data
4 20 (42.55%) Apache Spark
5 19 (40.43%) Scala
6 18 (38.30%) Microservices
7 17 (36.17%) Software Engineering
8 16 (34.04%) Azure
8 16 (34.04%) Kubernetes
9 15 (31.91%) AWS
9 15 (31.91%) Docker
9 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (27.66%) Finance
10 13 (27.66%) Analytics
11 12 (25.53%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (25.53%) Spring
12 11 (23.40%) SQL
12 11 (23.40%) Python
12 11 (23.40%) DevOps
13 10 (21.28%) SDLC
13 10 (21.28%) Technical Leadership
13 10 (21.28%) Apache Hive
13 10 (21.28%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (17.02%) SaaS
15 8 (17.02%) Google
15 8 (17.02%) HDFS
15 8 (17.02%) Middleware
16 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (14.89%) Migration

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (42.55%) Apache Spark
2 12 (25.53%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (12.77%) Apache
3 6 (12.77%) Tomcat
3 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Azure
2 15 (31.91%) AWS
3 10 (21.28%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (17.02%) SaaS
5 6 (12.77%) IaaS
5 6 (12.77%) OpenShift
5 6 (12.77%) PaaS
6 5 (10.64%) GCP
7 2 (4.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) DNS
1 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) Hadoop
2 25 (53.19%) Big Data
3 10 (21.28%) Apache Hive
4 7 (14.89%) HBase
5 5 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (10.64%) DB2
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
6 4 (8.51%) Blockchain
6 4 (8.51%) Impala
7 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.26%) MySQL
7 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.26%) Parquet
7 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.13%) Flink
8 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Ant
3 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) Gradle
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Software Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Big Data Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Data Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Leader
7 4 (8.51%) Data Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Python Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Big Data Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Big Data Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Data Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Spring
2 8 (17.02%) Middleware
3 6 (12.77%) React
4 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.51%) .NET
5 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) GraphQL
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) JSON
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.26%) Redux
7 1 (2.13%) J2SE
7 1 (2.13%) JDBC
7 1 (2.13%) LAMP
7 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Cloud Native
1 6 (12.77%) Public Cloud
1 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Robotics
2 4 (8.51%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Microservices
2 17 (36.17%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Analytics
5 11 (23.40%) DevOps
6 10 (21.28%) SDLC
6 10 (21.28%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
8 7 (14.89%) Migration
9 6 (12.77%) Conversational UI
9 6 (12.77%) Critical Thinking
9 6 (12.77%) Decision-Making
9 6 (12.77%) Project Delivery
9 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.64%) BDD
10 5 (10.64%) Data Engineering
10 5 (10.64%) TDD
11 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) Scala
3 11 (23.40%) Python
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) C#
6 3 (6.38%) Kotlin
6 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.13%) Java 8
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Docker
2 8 (17.02%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Google
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk