Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 171 222 264
Rank change year-on-year +51 +42 +49
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 343 101 224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 1.02% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.23% 2.25% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 148 92 144
10th Percentile £55,000 £40,250 £40,375
25th Percentile £60,000 £50,938 £46,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £74,063 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,375 £80,000 £93,500
England median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +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 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 6,555 4,488 9,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.75% 45.13% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,728 3,922 7,800
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the South East.

Salary trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +75 209 £75,000 +25.00% 14
Thames Valley -48 71 £70,000 +16.67% 19
Berkshire -11 46 £66,250 +15.22% 12
Surrey -45 35 - - 4
East Sussex -18 14 £85,000 +30.77%
Buckinghamshire -68 13 £88,750 +47.92% 2
Oxfordshire -13 12 £54,024 -18.45% 5
Kent - 10 £72,500 - 1
West Sussex +2 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 256 (74.64%) AWS
2 223 (65.01%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (61.22%) Azure
4 204 (59.48%) Java
5 195 (56.85%) DevOps
6 166 (48.40%) CI/CD
7 158 (46.06%) Kubernetes
8 150 (43.73%) Microservices
9 149 (43.44%) Finance
10 148 (43.15%) Python
11 143 (41.69%) GitHub
12 130 (37.90%) Big Data
12 130 (37.90%) RabbitMQ
13 126 (36.73%) Jenkins
14 125 (36.44%) Docker
14 125 (36.44%) Spring
15 124 (36.15%) Degree
16 122 (35.57%) NoSQL
17 117 (34.11%) Apache Spark
18 115 (33.53%) Software Engineering
19 113 (32.94%) Computer Science
20 109 (31.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 106 (30.90%) Ansible
22 101 (29.45%) Law
23 100 (29.15%) PostgreSQL
24 99 (28.86%) Banking
24 99 (28.86%) Git (software)
25 97 (28.28%) Digital Banking
26 95 (27.70%) Bash
27 93 (27.11%) Relational Database

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
1 117 (34.11%) Apache Spark
2 92 (26.82%) Apache
3 70 (20.41%) Elasticsearch
4 59 (17.20%) GemFire
5 31 (9.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 22 (6.41%) Apache Airflow
7 16 (4.66%) Apache Solr
7 16 (4.66%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) IIS
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 256 (74.64%) AWS
2 210 (61.22%) Azure
3 143 (41.69%) GitHub
4 70 (20.41%) Amazon Kinesis
5 69 (20.12%) GitHub Actions
6 61 (17.78%) GCP
7 54 (15.74%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (13.99%) Azure Service Bus
9 46 (13.41%) Azure Event Grid
9 46 (13.41%) Serverless
10 44 (12.83%) Amazon S3
11 39 (11.37%) Azure Logic Apps
12 37 (10.79%) AWS Lambda
13 36 (10.50%) Amazon EMR
14 33 (9.62%) Amazon EKS
15 29 (8.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (8.45%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (8.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (8.45%) AWS CloudTrail
16 24 (7.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.45%) Cisco IPT
2 14 (4.08%) Calico
3 5 (1.46%) SSH
4 2 (0.58%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) DHCP
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) SSL
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (37.90%) Big Data
2 122 (35.57%) NoSQL
3 100 (29.15%) PostgreSQL
4 93 (27.11%) Relational Database
5 92 (26.82%) HBase
6 71 (20.70%) Hadoop
6 71 (20.70%) Redis
7 60 (17.49%) MariaDB
8 48 (13.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 48 (13.99%) MongoDB
9 45 (13.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (12.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 42 (12.24%) Data Lake
12 38 (11.08%) SQL Server
13 30 (8.75%) Amazon Redshift
14 29 (8.45%) Amazon Athena
14 29 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (8.45%) Electronic Patient Records
15 13 (3.79%) Apache Hive
16 9 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 126 (36.73%) Jenkins
2 99 (28.86%) Git (software)
3 66 (19.24%) Cucumber
3 66 (19.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 60 (17.49%) Gradle
5 56 (16.33%) Protractor
6 49 (14.29%) JUnit
7 45 (13.12%) Artifactory
8 42 (12.24%) Cypress.io
8 42 (12.24%) Eclipse
8 42 (12.24%) IntelliJ
8 42 (12.24%) Storybook
9 41 (11.95%) Mockito
10 28 (8.16%) SonarQube
11 24 (7.00%) GitLab
12 21 (6.12%) Selenium
13 14 (4.08%) gulp
14 11 (3.21%) JIRA
15 9 (2.62%) kappa
15 9 (2.62%) Maven
General
1 149 (43.44%) Finance
2 109 (31.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 101 (29.45%) Law
4 99 (28.86%) Banking
5 43 (12.54%) Social Skills
6 28 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (5.54%) Manufacturing
8 18 (5.25%) Legal
9 15 (4.37%) Aerospace
10 14 (4.08%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (2.33%) Public Sector
12 7 (2.04%) Marketing
13 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.87%) Publishing
14 3 (0.87%) Retail
15 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.29%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 99 (28.86%) Developer
2 77 (22.45%) Software Engineer
3 42 (12.24%) Data Engineer
4 41 (11.95%) Java Developer
5 35 (10.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 34 (9.91%) Architect
7 33 (9.62%) Principal Engineer
7 33 (9.62%) Principal Software Engineer
8 32 (9.33%) Lead Software Engineer
8 32 (9.33%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 31 (9.04%) Lead Developer
10 30 (8.75%) Consultant
10 30 (8.75%) Site Engineer
11 29 (8.45%) Security Engineer
12 26 (7.58%) Senior Developer
13 25 (7.29%) Senior Data Engineer
14 24 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
15 23 (6.71%) AWS Engineer
15 23 (6.71%) Azure Consultant
15 23 (6.71%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (37.90%) RabbitMQ
2 125 (36.44%) Spring
3 83 (24.20%) .NET
4 81 (23.62%) React
5 78 (22.74%) AngularJS
6 71 (20.70%) JSON
7 63 (18.37%) Node.js
8 57 (16.62%) Spring Boot
9 53 (15.45%) WireMock
10 50 (14.58%) CSS
11 44 (12.83%) RESTful
11 44 (12.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 43 (12.54%) Express
12 43 (12.54%) Play Framework
13 42 (12.24%) Redux
13 42 (12.24%) Spark Streaming
13 42 (12.24%) Tailwind CSS
14 39 (11.37%) AssertJ
15 34 (9.91%) REST
16 26 (7.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.74%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 40 (11.66%) User Experience
4 21 (6.12%) Cloud Native
5 16 (4.66%) Social Media
6 14 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (2.33%) Cyberattack
7 8 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.04%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.17%) Blog
10 4 (1.17%) Cybercrime
11 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.58%) Life Science
12 2 (0.58%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.03%) Linux
2 66 (19.24%) Unix
3 16 (4.66%) VMS
4 2 (0.58%) CentOS
4 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.29%) Debian
5 1 (0.29%) Windows
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (65.01%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (56.85%) DevOps
3 166 (48.40%) CI/CD
4 150 (43.73%) Microservices
5 115 (33.53%) Software Engineering
6 113 (32.94%) Computer Science
7 97 (28.28%) Digital Banking
8 78 (22.74%) Full Stack Development
9 74 (21.57%) TDD
10 68 (19.83%) Business Continuity
11 66 (19.24%) Analytics
12 65 (18.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 64 (18.66%) Scrum
14 61 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (16.03%) Clean Code
15 55 (16.03%) High Availability
15 55 (16.03%) Open Source
16 51 (14.87%) OO
17 50 (14.58%) Multithreading
17 50 (14.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (59.48%) Java
2 148 (43.15%) Python
3 95 (27.70%) Bash
4 88 (25.66%) C#
5 52 (15.16%) SQL
6 49 (14.29%) Groovy
6 49 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 45 (13.12%) Scala
8 44 (12.83%) Go
9 30 (8.75%) JavaScript
10 29 (8.45%) PowerShell
11 18 (5.25%) C
12 16 (4.66%) Ruby
13 9 (2.62%) Java 8
14 7 (2.04%) COBOL
15 6 (1.75%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.46%) C++
16 5 (1.46%) R
17 4 (1.17%) Kotlin
18 3 (0.87%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 124 (36.15%) Degree
2 58 (16.91%) OCP
2 58 (16.91%) Oracle Certification
3 31 (9.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (8.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 29 (8.45%) AWS Certification
4 29 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (8.45%) CISSP
5 22 (6.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.62%) CCSP
7 6 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.17%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.58%) PhD
10 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.08%) SLA
2 12 (3.50%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.04%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) GxP
5 2 (0.58%) PSD2
6 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (36.44%) Docker
2 57 (16.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (14.29%) HDFS
4 29 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.87%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 158 (46.06%) Kubernetes
2 106 (30.90%) Ansible
3 54 (15.74%) Terraform
4 28 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (5.83%) Kibana
6 18 (5.25%) Grafana
7 8 (2.33%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.17%) Consul
8 4 (1.17%) Graylog
9 2 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 90 (26.24%) Microsoft
2 61 (17.78%) VMware
3 43 (12.54%) Okta
4 40 (11.66%) Databricks
5 35 (10.20%) IBM
6 18 (5.25%) Oracle
7 14 (4.08%) PayPal
8 12 (3.50%) Twitter
9 9 (2.62%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.33%) Google
11 7 (2.04%) StreamSets
12 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.17%) Brandwatch
12 4 (1.17%) Facebook
13 3 (0.87%) Sonatype
13 3 (0.87%) Splunk
14 2 (0.58%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
15 1 (0.29%) Confluent
15 1 (0.29%) Zend