Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 302 357
Rank change year-on-year +98 +55 +39
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 87 223 208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.42% 2.22% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 88 102 134
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -9.80% +4.08%
10th Percentile £37,500 £45,125 £42,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £86,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £74,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +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 3,593 10,026 12,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.91% 38.57% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,133 8,629 11,088
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,663
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +51 37 £61,000 -12.86% 6
Hampshire +102 29 £85,000 +102.38% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 21 £61,000 +10.91% 1
Berkshire +63 14 £62,500 -16.67% 4
Surrey +115 12 £62,500 -16.67% 4
East Sussex +59 5 £55,000 +15.79%
West Sussex +45 4 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Oxfordshire +61 2 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 49 (56.32%) Java
1 49 (56.32%) Docker
2 42 (48.28%) Kubernetes
3 40 (45.98%) Microservices
4 39 (44.83%) Hadoop
5 38 (43.68%) RabbitMQ
6 31 (35.63%) Spring Boot
7 29 (33.33%) Big Data
7 29 (33.33%) Azure
7 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 28 (32.18%) Spring
9 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (28.74%) Apache Spark
10 22 (25.29%) SQL
11 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
11 21 (24.14%) Python
11 21 (24.14%) AWS
12 19 (21.84%) DevOps
13 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
13 18 (20.69%) Apache
14 17 (19.54%) NoSQL
15 15 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (16.09%) TDD
16 14 (16.09%) Finance
16 14 (16.09%) Linux
16 14 (16.09%) RESTful
17 13 (14.94%) Scala
17 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
18 11 (12.64%) REST
18 11 (12.64%) Ansible

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 25 (28.74%) Apache Spark
2 18 (20.69%) Apache
3 7 (8.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (5.75%) Apache Pig
5 4 (4.60%) Confluence
6 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.45%) Pachyderm
7 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.15%) Camunda
8 1 (1.15%) JBoss
8 1 (1.15%) nginx
8 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.15%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.33%) Azure
2 21 (24.14%) AWS
3 9 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.05%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (5.75%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (5.75%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 4 (4.60%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (3.45%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (3.45%) GCP
7 3 (3.45%) Serverless
8 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.30%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.15%) GitHub
9 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Modbus
1 3 (3.45%) MQTT
1 3 (3.45%) Profibus
1 3 (3.45%) RS-232
1 3 (3.45%) RS-485
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (44.83%) Hadoop
2 29 (33.33%) Big Data
3 17 (19.54%) NoSQL
4 15 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
6 9 (10.34%) Neo4j
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 8 (9.20%) Data Lake
7 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
9 6 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (6.90%) Apache Hive
9 6 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (5.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (5.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (5.75%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (5.75%) Impala
10 5 (5.75%) MySQL
11 4 (4.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.75%) JIRA
3 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.60%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.30%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.30%) GitLab
6 2 (2.30%) NUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) Gradle
7 1 (1.15%) Maven
7 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Electronics
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 44 (50.57%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Software Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Architect
3 10 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Java Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Junior
5 7 (8.05%) Principal Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Azure Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Data Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Graduate
6 6 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Graduate Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Junior Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Java Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (43.68%) RabbitMQ
2 31 (35.63%) Spring Boot
3 28 (32.18%) Spring
4 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
5 14 (16.09%) RESTful
6 11 (12.64%) Apache NiFi
6 11 (12.64%) REST
7 10 (11.49%) .NET
7 10 (11.49%) ActiveMQ
8 9 (10.34%) Hibernate
9 8 (9.20%) CSS
9 8 (9.20%) HTML
9 8 (9.20%) Node.js
9 8 (9.20%) Spring Cloud
10 7 (8.05%) Drools
10 7 (8.05%) Lambda Expressions
10 7 (8.05%) Middleware
10 7 (8.05%) Web Services
11 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
11 6 (6.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.30%) NHS
2 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.15%) Blog
2 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.15%) Semantic Web
2 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) Microservices
2 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.84%) DevOps
5 14 (16.09%) TDD
6 10 (11.49%) Analytics
6 10 (11.49%) Concurrent Programming
6 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.49%) Data Science
7 9 (10.34%) Machine Learning
7 9 (10.34%) Multithreading
7 9 (10.34%) Parallel Programming
8 8 (9.20%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
8 8 (9.20%) Data Analytics
8 8 (9.20%) Data Ingestion
8 8 (9.20%) ETL
8 8 (9.20%) Scrum
9 7 (8.05%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (8.05%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 49 (56.32%) Java
2 22 (25.29%) SQL
3 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.14%) Python
4 13 (14.94%) Scala
5 11 (12.64%) C#
6 10 (11.49%) Java 8
7 9 (10.34%) Go
8 7 (8.05%) C++
9 4 (4.60%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.45%) R
11 2 (2.30%) C
11 2 (2.30%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.15%) Groovy
12 1 (1.15%) Korn
12 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Degree
2 7 (8.05%) PhD
3 6 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 49 (56.32%) Docker
2 5 (5.75%) HDFS
3 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 42 (48.28%) Kubernetes
2 11 (12.64%) Ansible
3 7 (8.05%) Terraform
4 4 (4.60%) Kibana
5 3 (3.45%) logstash
6 1 (1.15%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.15%) Puppet
6 1 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) VMware
3 5 (5.75%) Databricks
4 3 (3.45%) Hortonworks
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
4 3 (3.45%) Talend
5 2 (2.30%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.30%) Google
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Splunk
5 2 (2.30%) Teradata
6 1 (1.15%) Confluent
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) WSO2
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin