Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 331 420
Rank change year-on-year +46 +89 +132
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 212 212 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.75% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 1.79% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 112 127 117
South East median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £113,500 £83,500 £87,500
England 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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 9,539 11,823 13,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.11% 41.63% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8,249 10,158 11,314
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,940
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 the South East

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the South East over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 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
Thames Valley +50 137 £60,000 - 12
Berkshire +4 70 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Buckinghamshire +59 59 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Hampshire +26 41 £65,000 +8.33% 9
West Sussex +30 22 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Oxfordshire +19 8 £57,500 - 2
Surrey +13 7 £52,500 -25.00%
East Sussex -10 4 £45,000 -35.71%
Sussex +4 1 £45,000 - 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 7 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 South East region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 141 (66.51%) Java
2 92 (43.40%) Microservices
3 82 (38.68%) Docker
4 81 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (36.32%) Redis
6 73 (34.43%) MongoDB
7 69 (32.55%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (30.66%) JavaScript
8 65 (30.66%) Git (software)
9 62 (29.25%) JIRA
10 60 (28.30%) Spring
11 59 (27.83%) Software Engineering
12 57 (26.89%) Confluence
13 56 (26.42%) Scrum
14 55 (25.94%) Retail
15 54 (25.47%) Mesos
16 53 (25.00%) Marathon
16 53 (25.00%) Linux
17 52 (24.53%) Python
18 51 (24.06%) Oracle
19 49 (23.11%) React
20 47 (22.17%) SQL
21 43 (20.28%) Planning Poker
22 40 (18.87%) C
22 40 (18.87%) C++
23 38 (17.92%) Degree
23 38 (17.92%) Java 8
24 37 (17.45%) Data Science
24 37 (17.45%) Technology Roadmap
24 37 (17.45%) Selenium

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 57 (26.89%) Confluence
2 21 (9.91%) Apache Spark
2 21 (9.91%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 15 (7.08%) Apache
5 12 (5.66%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.42%) CICS
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.47%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (6.60%) NetSuite
2 6 (2.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.51%) AWS
2 30 (14.15%) SaaS
3 17 (8.02%) Azure
4 16 (7.55%) Serverless
5 15 (7.08%) PaaS
6 13 (6.13%) Boomi
7 10 (4.72%) BrowserStack
7 10 (4.72%) Datadog
8 9 (4.25%) Akamai
9 6 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.36%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (2.36%) GCP
11 4 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.42%) IaaS
13 2 (0.94%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.47%) GitHub
14 1 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.66%) Internet
2 10 (4.72%) DNS
3 9 (4.25%) DHCP
3 9 (4.25%) DMZ
4 6 (2.83%) VPN
5 4 (1.89%) AMQP
6 3 (1.42%) LAN
6 3 (1.42%) MQTT
7 2 (0.94%) HTTP
8 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.47%) SSL
8 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (36.32%) Redis
2 73 (34.43%) MongoDB
3 69 (32.55%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (16.51%) Neo4j
5 34 (16.04%) Big Data
6 29 (13.68%) Hadoop
7 23 (10.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (10.38%) NoSQL
9 10 (4.72%) Apache Accumulo
9 10 (4.72%) HBase
10 7 (3.30%) MySQL
11 6 (2.83%) GIS
11 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
12 5 (2.36%) Couchbase
12 5 (2.36%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (2.36%) OrientDB
13 4 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.89%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.89%) DB2
14 3 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 65 (30.66%) Git (software)
2 62 (29.25%) JIRA
3 37 (17.45%) Cucumber
3 37 (17.45%) Selenium
4 35 (16.51%) Jenkins
5 27 (12.74%) Babel
5 27 (12.74%) webpack
6 11 (5.19%) Gradle
6 11 (5.19%) JUnit
6 11 (5.19%) Maven
7 6 (2.83%) JMeter
7 6 (2.83%) Mockito
8 5 (2.36%) Liquibase
9 4 (1.89%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.89%) Subversion
10 3 (1.42%) GoCD
11 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.94%) XPEDITER
12 1 (0.47%) GitLab
12 1 (0.47%) The Grinder
General
1 55 (25.94%) Retail
2 29 (13.68%) Finance
3 7 (3.30%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.47%) Local Government
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (37.74%) Developer
2 35 (16.51%) Software Engineer
3 31 (14.62%) Architect
4 28 (13.21%) Java Developer
5 26 (12.26%) Backend Developer
6 21 (9.91%) JavaScript Developer
6 21 (9.91%) React Developer
6 21 (9.91%) UI Developer
7 18 (8.49%) Development Engineer
7 18 (8.49%) Software Development Engineer
8 16 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (7.55%) Java Engineer
9 15 (7.08%) Java Software Engineer
10 12 (5.66%) Integration Architect
11 10 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
11 10 (4.72%) Test Development Engineer
11 10 (4.72%) Test Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) Chief Architect
13 8 (3.77%) Enterprise Architect
13 8 (3.77%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.30%) Spring
2 49 (23.11%) React
3 30 (14.15%) gRPC
4 29 (13.68%) Spring Boot
5 27 (12.74%) Enzyme
6 25 (11.79%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (11.79%) RESTful
6 25 (11.79%) Web Services
7 17 (8.02%) Apache NiFi
7 17 (8.02%) Natural Language Processing
8 15 (7.08%) AngularJS
9 14 (6.60%) CSS
10 10 (4.72%) Redux
11 9 (4.25%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (4.25%) JSON
11 9 (4.25%) LDAP
11 9 (4.25%) REST
12 8 (3.77%) HTML
13 6 (2.83%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.72%) Cloud Native
3 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.89%) Clustering
6 4 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.89%) PKI
7 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.47%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.00%) Linux
2 20 (9.43%) Unix
3 13 (6.13%) Windows
4 8 (3.77%) Solaris
5 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.42%) CentOS
6 3 (1.42%) Debian
6 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (43.40%) Microservices
2 81 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (27.83%) Software Engineering
4 56 (26.42%) Scrum
5 43 (20.28%) Planning Poker
6 37 (17.45%) Data Science
6 37 (17.45%) Technology Roadmap
7 34 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (15.57%) Burndown Charts
8 33 (15.57%) Sprint Planning
9 32 (15.09%) DevOps
10 28 (13.21%) ERP
11 23 (10.85%) Machine Learning
11 23 (10.85%) Unit Testing
12 22 (10.38%) Analytics
12 22 (10.38%) TDD
13 21 (9.91%) Test Automation
14 19 (8.96%) CRM
15 18 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (7.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (66.51%) Java
2 65 (30.66%) JavaScript
3 52 (24.53%) Python
4 47 (22.17%) SQL
5 40 (18.87%) C
5 40 (18.87%) C++
6 38 (17.92%) Java 8
7 36 (16.98%) Go
8 33 (15.57%) ES6
9 27 (12.74%) ES7
10 22 (10.38%) Scala
11 16 (7.55%) Bash Shell
12 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.36%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.42%) COBOL
15 3 (1.42%) PHP
15 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.47%) Clojure
16 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 38 (17.92%) Degree
2 16 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.19%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.25%) MCP
5 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.25%) RHCE
6 8 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.25%) SLA
3 6 (2.83%) QA
4 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (38.68%) Docker
2 11 (5.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.25%) Firmware
3 9 (4.25%) NFS
4 4 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (25.47%) Mesos
2 53 (25.00%) Marathon
3 28 (13.21%) Ansible
3 28 (13.21%) Kubernetes
4 18 (8.49%) Terraform
5 14 (6.60%) Puppet
6 11 (5.19%) Grafana
7 10 (4.72%) Kibana
7 10 (4.72%) Salt
8 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (3.30%) Prometheus
10 5 (2.36%) SELinux
11 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.94%) Packer
14 1 (0.47%) Ambari
14 1 (0.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 51 (24.06%) Oracle
2 25 (11.79%) Salesforce.com
2 25 (11.79%) Workday
3 17 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.08%) SAP
4 15 (7.08%) Splunk
5 13 (6.13%) Dell
5 13 (6.13%) MuleSoft
6 9 (4.25%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.77%) IBM
8 6 (2.83%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.89%) LogicMonitor
9 4 (1.89%) Moogsoft
9 4 (1.89%) VMware
10 3 (1.42%) Google
11 2 (0.94%) Compuware
11 2 (0.94%) Informatica
11 2 (0.94%) Tableau
11 2 (0.94%) Teradata
11 2 (0.94%) Twitter