Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 449 547
Rank change year-on-year +149 +98 +69
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 239 102 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 0.77% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 141 90 24
South East median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £53,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +31.46% +1.43%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £38,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £95,000 £71,750
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 11,033 13,269 12,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.22% 42.84% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9,481 11,528 10,630
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +132 154 £62,500 -10.71% 13
Berkshire +79 97 £60,000 -20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +48 45 £62,500 -10.71% 1
Hampshire +16 35 £57,500 -23.33% 12
Surrey +29 28 £70,000 +27.27% 4
East Sussex +21 15 £70,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +37 12 £75,000 -1.32% 3
West Sussex - 6 £55,000 - 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 145 (60.67%) Java
2 121 (50.63%) Hadoop
3 105 (43.93%) Big Data
4 95 (39.75%) Apache Spark
5 90 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (36.82%) Python
7 87 (36.40%) Spring
8 85 (35.56%) Retail
9 70 (29.29%) Linux
10 69 (28.87%) Apache Hive
11 68 (28.45%) Analytics
12 67 (28.03%) Degree
12 67 (28.03%) Apache
13 66 (27.62%) SQL
13 66 (27.62%) Scrum
13 66 (27.62%) Microservices
13 66 (27.62%) Docker
14 65 (27.20%) Finance
15 64 (26.78%) Data Science
16 63 (26.36%) Java 8
16 63 (26.36%) Artificial Intelligence
16 63 (26.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 61 (25.52%) Tableau
18 59 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (22.59%) Telecoms
19 54 (22.59%) Data Security
19 54 (22.59%) Data Modelling
19 54 (22.59%) Hadoop YARN
20 53 (22.18%) DevOps
21 51 (21.34%) Git (software)

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 95 (39.75%) Apache Spark
2 67 (28.03%) Apache
3 46 (19.25%) SAS
4 36 (15.06%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (11.30%) Confluence
6 13 (5.44%) Apache Solr
7 8 (3.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.51%) Apache Pig
8 6 (2.51%) JBoss
9 4 (1.67%) GemFire
10 3 (1.26%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.84%) CMS
11 2 (0.84%) nginx
11 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.42%) Mule
Business Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.67%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 63 (26.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (9.21%) GitHub
4 10 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (3.35%) PaaS
6 8 (3.35%) Serverless
7 6 (2.51%) Apigee
7 6 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.09%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (2.09%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.67%) CloudFront
9 4 (1.67%) Route 53
9 4 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.26%) IaaS
10 3 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.86%) HTTP
2 5 (2.09%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.67%) Network Security
4 3 (1.26%) DNS
4 3 (1.26%) VPN
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
6 1 (0.42%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (50.63%) Hadoop
2 105 (43.93%) Big Data
3 69 (28.87%) Apache Hive
4 47 (19.67%) MongoDB
5 46 (19.25%) Power BI
6 42 (17.57%) Redis
7 41 (17.15%) SAP HANA
7 41 (17.15%) Text Mining
8 37 (15.48%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (13.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (11.72%) NoSQL
11 23 (9.62%) HBase
11 23 (9.62%) Impala
12 20 (8.37%) SQL Server
13 18 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (6.28%) Couchbase
14 15 (6.28%) Relational Database
15 13 (5.44%) Cloudera CDH
16 10 (4.18%) Apache Kudu
16 10 (4.18%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (21.34%) Git (software)
2 37 (15.48%) JIRA
3 36 (15.06%) Jenkins
4 26 (10.88%) JUnit
5 24 (10.04%) Eclipse
6 23 (9.62%) Cucumber
6 23 (9.62%) Selenium
7 21 (8.79%) Maven
8 17 (7.11%) Babel
8 17 (7.11%) webpack
9 12 (5.02%) IntelliJ
10 11 (4.60%) Gradle
11 10 (4.18%) JMeter
12 8 (3.35%) Mockito
13 6 (2.51%) EasyMock
13 6 (2.51%) Subversion
14 4 (1.67%) GitLab
14 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.67%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.84%) RStudio
General
1 85 (35.56%) Retail
2 65 (27.20%) Finance
3 54 (22.59%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.86%) Military
5 7 (2.93%) Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (38.91%) Developer
2 57 (23.85%) Java Developer
3 46 (19.25%) Data Scientist
4 26 (10.88%) Senior Data Scientist
5 24 (10.04%) Software Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) Java Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.69%) Architect
8 13 (5.44%) Data Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) Java Software Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) Big Data Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Consultant
11 10 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (3.77%) Junior
12 9 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (3.35%) NoSQL Developer
13 8 (3.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
13 8 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (36.40%) Spring
2 45 (18.83%) Web Services
3 41 (17.15%) D3.js
3 41 (17.15%) ggplot
4 31 (12.97%) React
5 30 (12.55%) Spring Boot
6 27 (11.30%) RESTful
7 24 (10.04%) JSON
8 23 (9.62%) REST
9 18 (7.53%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.53%) Middleware
10 17 (7.11%) Enzyme
11 16 (6.69%) Spring MVC
12 15 (6.28%) Hibernate
12 15 (6.28%) JSF
13 14 (5.86%) .NET
13 14 (5.86%) Java EE 5
14 12 (5.02%) Drools
14 12 (5.02%) Guice
14 12 (5.02%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.25%) Algorithms
2 41 (17.15%) Social Network
3 20 (8.37%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.02%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (4.60%) User Experience
6 10 (4.18%) Virtual Team
7 8 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.51%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.51%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.67%) Clustering
9 4 (1.67%) Replication
10 2 (0.84%) W3C
11 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.42%) New Media
11 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.29%) Linux
2 31 (12.97%) Unix
3 23 (9.62%) Windows
4 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.45%) Analytics
3 66 (27.62%) Microservices
3 66 (27.62%) Scrum
4 64 (26.78%) Data Science
5 63 (26.36%) Artificial Intelligence
6 59 (24.69%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (22.59%) Data Modelling
7 54 (22.59%) Data Security
8 53 (22.18%) DevOps
9 48 (20.08%) Software Engineering
10 47 (19.67%) Data Engineering
10 47 (19.67%) Mathematics
10 47 (19.67%) Visualisation
11 46 (19.25%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (18.41%) Decision-Making
12 44 (18.41%) Operations Research
13 42 (17.57%) Data Visualisation
14 41 (17.15%) Data-Driven Decision Making
14 41 (17.15%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 145 (60.67%) Java
2 88 (36.82%) Python
3 66 (27.62%) SQL
4 63 (26.36%) Java 8
5 41 (17.15%) R
6 37 (15.48%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.37%) C
8 19 (7.95%) Shell Script
9 18 (7.53%) Go
10 17 (7.11%) ES6
10 17 (7.11%) ES7
11 15 (6.28%) C++
12 14 (5.86%) Scala
13 11 (4.60%) C#
14 9 (3.77%) Perl
14 9 (3.77%) PHP
15 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.67%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.26%) Ruby
17 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (28.03%) Degree
2 14 (5.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.67%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
7 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.28%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (27.62%) Docker
2 14 (5.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 12 (5.02%) HDFS
4 11 (4.60%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (22.59%) Hadoop YARN
2 28 (11.72%) Ansible
2 28 (11.72%) Kubernetes
3 25 (10.46%) Marathon
3 25 (10.46%) Mesos
4 18 (7.53%) Terraform
5 17 (7.11%) Kibana
6 13 (5.44%) Puppet
7 7 (2.93%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (2.51%) Grafana
8 6 (2.51%) Graylog
9 5 (2.09%) Oozie
10 4 (1.67%) logstash
10 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.67%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.26%) Rancher
12 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.42%) Packer
12 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 61 (25.52%) Tableau
2 41 (17.15%) SAP
3 37 (15.48%) Oracle
4 18 (7.53%) Cloudera
5 17 (7.11%) Hortonworks
6 16 (6.69%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.93%) IBM
7 7 (2.93%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (2.51%) Splunk
8 6 (2.51%) VMware
9 5 (2.09%) Alteryx
9 5 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.67%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.26%) Databricks
11 3 (1.26%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.84%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.84%) Jaspersoft
12 2 (0.84%) MapR
12 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.84%) Talend