Period
to 24 May 2020

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 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 298 392
Rank change year-on-year +41 +94 +62
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 161 239 161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 0.91% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 2.28% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 123 155 104
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.69% -
10th Percentile £40,700 £33,500 £27,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,000 £96,750
England median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -

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 6,802 10,495 13,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.68% 39.94% 44.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5,790 8,917 11,740
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,650 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% +5.26%

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 May 2020.

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 May 2020. 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 +33 89 £61,000 -12.86% 6
Buckinghamshire +40 48 £62,000 +7.83%
Hampshire +31 37 £65,000 +66.67% 8
Berkshire +12 30 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Surrey +60 15 £60,000 -23.57%
Oxfordshire +30 11 £40,000 -49.37% 2
East Sussex +18 10 £45,000 -35.71% 1
West Sussex +17 5 £60,000 +9.09%
Sussex - 4 £70,000 -
Kent - 1 £45,000 - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 106 (65.84%) Java
2 67 (41.61%) SQL
2 67 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.16%) Microservices
4 52 (32.30%) RabbitMQ
5 50 (31.06%) Hadoop
6 49 (30.43%) Spring
7 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
8 45 (27.95%) Software Engineering
9 44 (27.33%) Big Data
10 43 (26.71%) RESTful
11 42 (26.09%) Apache Spark
11 42 (26.09%) Docker
12 41 (25.47%) Linux
13 40 (24.84%) C++
13 40 (24.84%) Spring Boot
14 39 (24.22%) MongoDB
15 38 (23.60%) AngularJS
16 37 (22.98%) Kubernetes
17 35 (21.74%) Neo4j
17 35 (21.74%) Python
18 34 (21.12%) Oracle
18 34 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (20.50%) Web Services
20 31 (19.25%) Azure
21 30 (18.63%) Machine Learning
21 30 (18.63%) Apache
22 29 (18.01%) PostgreSQL
23 28 (17.39%) NoSQL
24 27 (16.77%) Hibernate

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 42 (26.09%) Apache Spark
2 30 (18.63%) Apache
3 24 (14.91%) Apache Solr
4 20 (12.42%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (11.80%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.97%) nginx
6 8 (4.97%) WildFly
7 6 (3.73%) Apache Pig
8 5 (3.11%) Camunda
8 5 (3.11%) JBoss
9 2 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.62%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.25%) Azure
2 26 (16.15%) AWS
3 13 (8.07%) GCP
4 7 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.73%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (3.73%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (3.73%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 5 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.48%) Serverless
8 3 (1.86%) Apigee
8 3 (1.86%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.24%) Heroku
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.62%) Boomi
10 1 (0.62%) GitHub
10 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.35%) DNS
2 7 (4.35%) HTTP
2 7 (4.35%) SSL
3 6 (3.73%) MQTT
4 3 (1.86%) SAN
5 2 (1.24%) Modbus
5 2 (1.24%) Profibus
5 2 (1.24%) RS-232
5 2 (1.24%) RS-485
6 1 (0.62%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (31.06%) Hadoop
2 44 (27.33%) Big Data
3 39 (24.22%) MongoDB
4 35 (21.74%) Neo4j
5 29 (18.01%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (17.39%) NoSQL
7 24 (14.91%) Redis
8 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 22 (13.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (12.42%) MySQL
11 16 (9.94%) Apache Hive
12 15 (9.32%) Apache Accumulo
13 14 (8.70%) Data Lake
14 13 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.45%) Cosmos DB
16 11 (6.83%) Relational Database
17 8 (4.97%) HBase
18 7 (4.35%) Impala
19 6 (3.73%) BigQuery
19 6 (3.73%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.59%) Subversion
3 8 (4.97%) Gradle
3 8 (4.97%) Maven
4 6 (3.73%) JIRA
5 5 (3.11%) JUnit
5 5 (3.11%) Liquibase
6 4 (2.48%) JMeter
7 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.24%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.62%) Selenium
8 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.62%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) Law
3 5 (3.11%) Police
4 4 (2.48%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.86%) Back Office
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (44.72%) Developer
2 42 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.91%) Architect
4 21 (13.04%) Analyst
5 20 (12.42%) Software Engineer
6 16 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 16 (9.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (8.07%) Data Engineer
8 12 (7.45%) Azure Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Java Engineer
9 11 (6.83%) Backend Developer
9 11 (6.83%) Big Data Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Data Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.97%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.35%) Data Architect
12 7 (4.35%) Java Analyst Programmer
12 7 (4.35%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (32.30%) RabbitMQ
2 49 (30.43%) Spring
3 43 (26.71%) RESTful
4 40 (24.84%) Spring Boot
5 38 (23.60%) AngularJS
6 33 (20.50%) Web Services
7 27 (16.77%) Apache NiFi
7 27 (16.77%) Hibernate
8 26 (16.15%) CSS
8 26 (16.15%) HTML
9 23 (14.29%) Node.js
10 19 (11.80%) .NET
11 14 (8.70%) gRPC
12 13 (8.07%) Natural Language Processing
12 13 (8.07%) React
13 12 (7.45%) JPA
13 12 (7.45%) Spring Cloud
14 10 (6.21%) REST
15 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET
15 8 (4.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.73%) PKI
4 5 (3.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.24%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.47%) Linux
2 19 (11.80%) Windows
3 7 (4.35%) Unix
4 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (34.16%) Microservices
3 45 (27.95%) Software Engineering
4 34 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (18.63%) Machine Learning
6 25 (15.53%) Analytics
7 23 (14.29%) DevOps
8 22 (13.66%) Data Analytics
9 19 (11.80%) Artificial Intelligence
10 18 (11.18%) Technical Leadership
11 16 (9.94%) Data Science
11 16 (9.94%) TDD
12 15 (9.32%) Business Development
13 14 (8.70%) SOA
14 13 (8.07%) Computer Science
14 13 (8.07%) Concurrent Programming
14 13 (8.07%) Multithreading
14 13 (8.07%) Test Automation
15 12 (7.45%) Customer Requirements
15 12 (7.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 106 (65.84%) Java
2 67 (41.61%) SQL
3 48 (29.81%) JavaScript
4 40 (24.84%) C++
5 35 (21.74%) Python
6 26 (16.15%) C#
7 22 (13.66%) Bash Shell
8 17 (10.56%) Go
9 15 (9.32%) MATLAB
10 14 (8.70%) Java 8
11 12 (7.45%) C
12 9 (5.59%) Scala
13 6 (3.73%) AWK
13 6 (3.73%) Korn
13 6 (3.73%) Perl
13 6 (3.73%) sed
13 6 (3.73%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.73%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.73%) XAML
14 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.42%) Degree
2 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (26.09%) Docker
2 16 (9.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.24%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.24%) HDFS
5 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (22.98%) Kubernetes
2 16 (9.94%) Ansible
3 15 (9.32%) Puppet
3 15 (9.32%) Salt
4 4 (2.48%) logstash
4 4 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.48%) Terraform
5 2 (1.24%) Kibana
6 1 (0.62%) Grafana
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.62%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (21.12%) Oracle
2 20 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.35%) Databricks
3 7 (4.35%) Google
3 7 (4.35%) Splunk
4 6 (3.73%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.11%) VMware
6 4 (2.48%) Hortonworks
6 4 (2.48%) IBM
6 4 (2.48%) Talend
7 3 (1.86%) Remedy
7 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.86%) Teradata
8 2 (1.24%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.24%) Dell
8 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.24%) Tableau
8 2 (1.24%) Vertica
9 1 (0.62%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) Huawei