Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 404 558
Rank change year-on-year +63 +154 +67
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 210 143 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.17% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 126 126 34
South East median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - +23.81%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £36,575
90th Percentile £79,500 £84,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%

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 12,526 12,183 13,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.02% 41.93% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 10,848 10,552 12,097
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +53 112 £60,000 -14.29% 19
Berkshire +33 75 £57,500 -4.17% 12
East Sussex +8 47 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Hampshire -21 31 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 26 £62,500 -5.66% 5
Surrey +12 14 £58,750 -9.62% 5
Oxfordshire -3 11 £58,000 -30.95% 2
West Sussex - 4 £45,000 - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 126 (60.00%) Big Data
2 116 (55.24%) Java
3 110 (52.38%) Hadoop
4 98 (46.67%) Apache Spark
5 95 (45.24%) Python
6 79 (37.62%) Linux
6 79 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (36.67%) SQL
8 70 (33.33%) Apache Hive
8 70 (33.33%) Analytics
9 64 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (27.62%) Go
11 55 (26.19%) Degree
12 53 (25.24%) Hadoop YARN
13 52 (24.76%) Data Science
14 50 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 49 (23.33%) Docker
16 48 (22.86%) Retail
17 46 (21.90%) Apache
17 46 (21.90%) Git (software)
18 45 (21.43%) Data Modelling
18 45 (21.43%) Jenkins
19 44 (20.95%) Elasticsearch
19 44 (20.95%) PostgreSQL
19 44 (20.95%) Open Source
19 44 (20.95%) Spring
20 41 (19.52%) Data Warehouse
21 40 (19.05%) Finance
22 38 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (18.10%) Operations Research

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 98 (46.67%) Apache Spark
2 46 (21.90%) Apache
3 44 (20.95%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (11.43%) SAS
5 17 (8.10%) Apache Solr
6 15 (7.14%) CloudStack
7 9 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (3.33%) JBoss
9 6 (2.86%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.90%) Confluence
10 4 (1.90%) GemFire
11 3 (1.43%) CMS
11 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.48%) nginx
13 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.76%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.52%) GitHub
4 9 (4.29%) PaaS
5 7 (3.33%) Serverless
6 6 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (2.38%) Apigee
7 5 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (1.43%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (1.43%) IaaS
8 3 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.43%) SaaS
9 2 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.24%) HTTP
2 7 (3.33%) Internet
3 5 (2.38%) DNS
4 3 (1.43%) VPN
5 2 (0.95%) ATM
6 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (60.00%) Big Data
2 110 (52.38%) Hadoop
3 70 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 44 (20.95%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (19.52%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (16.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (16.19%) NoSQL
7 32 (15.24%) MongoDB
8 29 (13.81%) Impala
8 29 (13.81%) Power BI
9 25 (11.90%) HBase
10 24 (11.43%) SAP HANA
10 24 (11.43%) Text Mining
11 23 (10.95%) Sqoop
12 17 (8.10%) Redis
13 14 (6.67%) Relational Database
14 13 (6.19%) SQL Server
15 11 (5.24%) Data Lake
15 11 (5.24%) MySQL
16 10 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (21.90%) Git (software)
2 45 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.95%) JUnit
4 20 (9.52%) TeamCity
5 19 (9.05%) Eclipse
6 16 (7.62%) GitLab
7 13 (6.19%) IntelliJ
8 12 (5.71%) Gradle
9 10 (4.76%) JIRA
10 7 (3.33%) Subversion
11 5 (2.38%) Selenium
12 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.90%) ERwin
12 4 (1.90%) Maven
12 4 (1.90%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (1.90%) RStudio
12 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.95%) Ant
General
1 48 (22.86%) Retail
2 40 (19.05%) Finance
3 35 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.71%) Marketing
5 7 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.90%) Advertising
7 3 (1.43%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Banking
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (25.24%) Developer
2 37 (17.62%) Architect
3 36 (17.14%) Data Scientist
4 32 (15.24%) Java Developer
5 27 (12.86%) Data Engineer
6 26 (12.38%) Big Data Engineer
7 20 (9.52%) Hadoop Engineer
8 19 (9.05%) Software Engineer
9 16 (7.62%) Senior Data Engineer
10 15 (7.14%) J2EE Architect
10 15 (7.14%) Java Architect
10 15 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Architect
11 14 (6.67%) Data Architect
11 14 (6.67%) Senior Data Scientist
11 14 (6.67%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (2.86%) Big Data Architect
14 6 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.95%) Spring
2 25 (11.90%) Web Services
3 24 (11.43%) D3.js
3 24 (11.43%) ggplot
4 22 (10.48%) AngularJS
4 22 (10.48%) JSON
5 21 (10.00%) Middleware
5 21 (10.00%) MLlib
5 21 (10.00%) RESTful
5 21 (10.00%) TensorFlow
6 19 (9.05%) Keras
7 17 (8.10%) J2EE
8 16 (7.62%) Spring MVC
9 15 (7.14%) Flask
9 15 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (7.14%) REST
10 13 (6.19%) Spring Boot
11 12 (5.71%) Guice
11 12 (5.71%) JAX-RS
11 12 (5.71%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.19%) Algorithms
2 24 (11.43%) Social Network
3 20 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.67%) User Experience
6 13 (6.19%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.29%) Virtual Team
9 8 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (3.81%) Video on Demand
10 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.38%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.38%) Clustering
11 5 (2.38%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.38%) Digital Currency
11 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.38%) Replication
11 5 (2.38%) W3C
12 4 (1.90%) New Media
13 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 79 (37.62%) Linux
2 29 (13.81%) Unix
3 11 (5.24%) Windows
4 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.48%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.33%) Analytics
3 64 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (24.76%) Data Science
5 45 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 44 (20.95%) Open Source
7 38 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (18.10%) Data Engineering
7 38 (18.10%) Microservices
7 38 (18.10%) Operations Research
8 37 (17.62%) Data Security
8 37 (17.62%) Machine Learning
9 36 (17.14%) DevOps
10 34 (16.19%) Mathematics
11 31 (14.76%) Artificial Intelligence
11 31 (14.76%) MapReduce
12 30 (14.29%) Decision-Making
12 30 (14.29%) Visualisation
13 29 (13.81%) Configuration Management
14 28 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 116 (55.24%) Java
2 95 (45.24%) Python
3 77 (36.67%) SQL
4 58 (27.62%) Go
5 36 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 33 (15.71%) R
6 33 (15.71%) Scala
7 21 (10.00%) Java 8
8 19 (9.05%) C++
9 18 (8.57%) Bash Shell
10 15 (7.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.86%) C#
11 6 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.38%) C
12 5 (2.38%) Erlang
12 5 (2.38%) Julia
12 5 (2.38%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.38%) PHP
13 4 (1.90%) Perl
14 3 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (26.19%) Degree
2 8 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.43%) PhD
6 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) QA
2 7 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (23.33%) Docker
2 26 (12.38%) Apache Flume
3 22 (10.48%) HDFS
4 18 (8.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 15 (7.14%) vSphere
6 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (25.24%) Hadoop YARN
2 31 (14.76%) Kubernetes
3 28 (13.33%) Ansible
3 28 (13.33%) Puppet
4 19 (9.05%) Kibana
5 16 (7.62%) logstash
6 15 (7.14%) Rancher
7 9 (4.29%) Terraform
8 7 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.86%) Grafana
9 6 (2.86%) Graylog
10 4 (1.90%) Marathon
10 4 (1.90%) Mesos
10 4 (1.90%) Oozie
10 4 (1.90%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.90%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.95%) Nagios
12 2 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (16.19%) Hortonworks
1 34 (16.19%) Tableau
2 32 (15.24%) Cloudera
3 24 (11.43%) SAP
4 23 (10.95%) Oracle
5 19 (9.05%) Microsoft
6 18 (8.57%) VMware
7 16 (7.62%) SaltStack
8 13 (6.19%) IBM
9 6 (2.86%) Databricks
10 5 (2.38%) Alteryx
10 5 (2.38%) Talend
11 4 (1.90%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.90%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.90%) Splunk
12 3 (1.43%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.95%) Jaspersoft
13 2 (0.95%) MapR
13 2 (0.95%) Vertica