Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 237 289
Rank change year-on-year +72 +52 +89
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 276 154 240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 2.50% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 112 126 142
10th Percentile £50,000 £41,250 £33,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.95% +1.67% -3.61%
75th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £77,500 £81,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +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 6,406 6,172 10,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.38% 40.73% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,855 5,300 9,067
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £29,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
75th Percentile £65,000 £64,781 £62,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,206 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.15% +4.16% +6.00%

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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
Hampshire +110 193 £75,000 +15.38% 4
Thames Valley -42 39 £68,750 +12.70% 9
Surrey +11 33 £90,000 +50.00% 5
Berkshire +7 32 £75,000 +22.45% 6
East Sussex -2 6 £90,000 +100.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -39 5 £60,000 -3.23% 1
Kent -16 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire +1 2 - - 2
West Sussex -2 1 £62,500 +4.17%
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 219 (79.35%) Java
2 177 (64.13%) DevOps
3 173 (62.68%) Microservices
4 169 (61.23%) Spring
5 159 (57.61%) Jenkins
6 151 (54.71%) Software Engineering
7 149 (53.99%) AWS
8 148 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (53.62%) Apache Spark
9 143 (51.81%) Ansible
10 142 (51.45%) RabbitMQ
10 142 (51.45%) Finance
11 140 (50.72%) Banking
12 132 (47.83%) Linux
12 132 (47.83%) Degree
13 131 (47.46%) Digital Banking
14 130 (47.10%) AngularJS
15 129 (46.74%) Law
16 126 (45.65%) Computer Science
17 123 (44.57%) Git (software)
18 122 (44.20%) GitHub
18 122 (44.20%) React
19 120 (43.48%) PostgreSQL
20 118 (42.75%) Python
20 118 (42.75%) HBase
21 117 (42.39%) Node.js
22 114 (41.30%) Sonatype Nexus
23 113 (40.94%) Unix
24 110 (39.86%) MariaDB
25 108 (39.13%) GemFire

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
1 148 (53.62%) Apache Spark
2 108 (39.13%) GemFire
3 96 (34.78%) Apache
4 38 (13.77%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (12.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (4.35%) Apache Solr
7 11 (3.99%) CMS
7 11 (3.99%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.17%) Confluence
8 6 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (1.09%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.72%) SAS
11 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.36%) IIS
11 1 (0.36%) Mule
11 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 149 (53.99%) AWS
2 122 (44.20%) GitHub
3 106 (38.41%) Azure
4 82 (29.71%) Amazon Kinesis
5 56 (20.29%) GCP
6 26 (9.42%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (9.42%) OpenShift
7 20 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (7.25%) IBM Cloud
8 19 (6.88%) PaaS
9 14 (5.07%) Azure Service Bus
9 14 (5.07%) Serverless
10 13 (4.71%) Azure Event Grid
10 13 (4.71%) Azure Logic Apps
11 8 (2.90%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.45%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.45%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.26%) Calico
2 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (43.48%) PostgreSQL
2 118 (42.75%) HBase
3 110 (39.86%) MariaDB
4 107 (38.77%) Redis
5 103 (37.32%) Relational Database
6 100 (36.23%) NoSQL
7 86 (31.16%) Big Data
8 57 (20.65%) Hadoop
9 31 (11.23%) SQL Server
10 29 (10.51%) MongoDB
11 23 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 20 (7.25%) Neo4j
13 13 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (3.99%) Apache Hive
15 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2019
16 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database
17 3 (1.09%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 159 (57.61%) Jenkins
2 123 (44.57%) Git (software)
3 114 (41.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 108 (39.13%) Cucumber
4 108 (39.13%) Protractor
5 106 (38.41%) JUnit
6 101 (36.59%) Gradle
7 99 (35.87%) Cypress.io
8 98 (35.51%) Storybook
9 97 (35.14%) IntelliJ
10 91 (32.97%) Eclipse
11 89 (32.25%) Mockito
12 55 (19.93%) Artifactory
13 38 (13.77%) SonarQube
14 20 (7.25%) GitLab
15 10 (3.62%) Bitbucket
16 9 (3.26%) gulp
16 9 (3.26%) Selenium
17 8 (2.90%) Maven
18 7 (2.54%) TeamCity
General
1 142 (51.45%) Finance
2 140 (50.72%) Banking
3 129 (46.74%) Law
4 22 (7.97%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (5.43%) Social Skills
6 12 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.72%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (38.41%) Developer
2 88 (31.88%) Software Engineer
3 55 (19.93%) Principal Engineer
4 54 (19.57%) Principal Software Engineer
5 42 (15.22%) Java Developer
6 35 (12.68%) Lead Developer
7 27 (9.78%) Lead Software Engineer
8 26 (9.42%) Software Developer
9 23 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (7.97%) Architect
10 22 (7.97%) Lead Software Developer
10 22 (7.97%) Senior Developer
11 21 (7.61%) Senior Software Engineer
12 20 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (6.16%) Consultant
14 17 (6.16%) Principal Developer
14 17 (6.16%) Principal Java Developer
15 16 (5.80%) React Developer
16 14 (5.07%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (61.23%) Spring
2 142 (51.45%) RabbitMQ
3 130 (47.10%) AngularJS
4 122 (44.20%) React
5 117 (42.39%) Node.js
6 107 (38.77%) RESTful
7 101 (36.59%) Redux
8 99 (35.87%) CSS
8 99 (35.87%) Tailwind CSS
8 99 (35.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 98 (35.51%) Express
9 98 (35.51%) WireMock
10 93 (33.70%) Spark Streaming
11 92 (33.33%) JSON
12 74 (26.81%) Play Framework
13 61 (22.10%) Spring Boot
14 55 (19.93%) LAMP
14 55 (19.93%) LAPP Stack
15 41 (14.86%) REST
16 34 (12.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (32.97%) Linux Command Line
2 69 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (22.83%) User Experience
4 14 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.90%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.17%) Cybercrime
7 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) DataPower
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (47.83%) Linux
2 113 (40.94%) Unix
3 7 (2.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (64.13%) DevOps
2 173 (62.68%) Microservices
3 151 (54.71%) Software Engineering
4 148 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (47.46%) Digital Banking
6 126 (45.65%) Computer Science
7 99 (35.87%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 94 (34.06%) Validation
9 90 (32.61%) Business Continuity
10 76 (27.54%) Fintech
11 74 (26.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 72 (26.09%) TDD
13 71 (25.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 69 (25.00%) Scrum
15 67 (24.28%) Multithreading
16 66 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
17 59 (21.38%) BDD
18 57 (20.65%) OO
19 56 (20.29%) High Availability
19 56 (20.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 219 (79.35%) Java
2 118 (42.75%) Python
3 97 (35.14%) Shell Script
4 91 (32.97%) Groovy
5 47 (17.03%) SQL
6 46 (16.67%) Go
7 38 (13.77%) C#
8 36 (13.04%) JavaScript
9 28 (10.14%) Bash Shell
10 18 (6.52%) C
10 18 (6.52%) C++
11 8 (2.90%) Ruby
12 6 (2.17%) Scala
13 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.45%) Java 8
15 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.72%) R
16 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 132 (47.83%) Degree
2 98 (35.51%) OCP
2 98 (35.51%) Oracle Certification
3 19 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.45%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.17%) PMO
3 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 91 (32.97%) HDFS
2 90 (32.61%) Docker
3 71 (25.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 143 (51.81%) Ansible
2 90 (32.61%) Kubernetes
3 55 (19.93%) Terraform
4 33 (11.96%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.99%) Kibana
6 9 (3.26%) Grafana
7 5 (1.81%) Puppet
8 2 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.72%) logstash
8 2 (0.72%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 99 (35.87%) VMware
2 98 (35.51%) Okta
3 29 (10.51%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.97%) IBM
5 21 (7.61%) Oracle
6 10 (3.62%) Google
7 9 (3.26%) Nintex
8 8 (2.90%) PayPal
9 6 (2.17%) Solace
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.72%) Splunk
11 1 (0.36%) FIS
11 1 (0.36%) MEDITECH
11 1 (0.36%) WorldPay