Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 386 567
Rank change year-on-year +30 +181 +65
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 190 163 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.56% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 1.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 109 144 40
South East median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +21.36% -10.43%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £84,000 £85,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 13,024 12,098 14,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 43.86% 41.36% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11,298 10,497 13,080
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 15 August 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 15 August 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
East Sussex +33 77 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Thames Valley -1 66 £63,500 -9.29% 16
Berkshire -1 33 £70,000 +16.67% 9
Hampshire -20 23 £60,000 +9.09% 10
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £62,000 -2.75% 6
Oxfordshire -4 12 £58,000 -30.95% 1
Surrey -11 12 £68,750 +5.77% 8
West Sussex - 10 £52,500 - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 122 (64.21%) Java
2 118 (62.11%) Big Data
3 104 (54.74%) Hadoop
4 96 (50.53%) Linux
4 96 (50.53%) Python
5 79 (41.58%) Go
6 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (38.42%) Apache Spark
8 62 (32.63%) PostgreSQL
8 62 (32.63%) Apache Hive
9 61 (32.11%) Machine Learning
10 58 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (30.53%) SQL
11 54 (28.42%) Open Source
12 53 (27.89%) Scala
12 53 (27.89%) Docker
12 53 (27.89%) Analytics
12 53 (27.89%) Jenkins
13 50 (26.32%) Impala
14 49 (25.79%) Cloudera
14 49 (25.79%) Git (software)
15 47 (24.74%) MapReduce
16 46 (24.21%) Data Warehouse
17 43 (22.63%) Ansible
18 41 (21.58%) Hortonworks
19 40 (21.05%) Apache Flume
20 39 (20.53%) Hadoop YARN
20 39 (20.53%) Shell Script
21 38 (20.00%) Puppet
21 38 (20.00%) MLlib

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 73 (38.42%) Apache Spark
2 36 (18.95%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (12.63%) CloudStack
4 14 (7.37%) Apache
5 5 (2.63%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.11%) Confluence
7 3 (1.58%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.58%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) JBoss
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) SAS
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.21%) GitHub
4 7 (3.68%) Serverless
5 4 (2.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 4 (2.11%) PaaS
6 3 (1.58%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.05%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.05%) IaaS
7 2 (1.05%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) Datadog
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.21%) HTTP
2 7 (3.68%) Internet
3 5 (2.63%) DNS
4 2 (1.05%) ATM
4 2 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (62.11%) Big Data
2 104 (54.74%) Hadoop
3 62 (32.63%) Apache Hive
3 62 (32.63%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (26.32%) Impala
5 46 (24.21%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (18.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (18.95%) Sqoop
7 33 (17.37%) NoSQL
8 23 (12.11%) Relational Database
9 21 (11.05%) MongoDB
10 17 (8.95%) HBase
10 17 (8.95%) Redis
11 13 (6.84%) RDBMS
12 8 (4.21%) MariaDB
12 8 (4.21%) MySQL
13 6 (3.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (3.16%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
14 5 (2.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 53 (27.89%) Jenkins
2 49 (25.79%) Git (software)
3 37 (19.47%) TeamCity
4 24 (12.63%) GitLab
5 20 (10.53%) JUnit
6 10 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.26%) Selenium
7 6 (3.16%) gulp
7 6 (3.16%) Protractor
7 6 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.63%) JIRA
9 4 (2.11%) Maven
10 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.58%) ERwin
10 3 (1.58%) JMeter
10 3 (1.58%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (1.58%) RStudio
11 2 (1.05%) Gradle
11 2 (1.05%) Subversion
11 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (11.05%) Marketing
2 19 (10.00%) Retail
3 15 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.37%) Finance
5 7 (3.68%) Advertising
6 5 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.63%) Games
7 4 (2.11%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (23.68%) Architect
1 45 (23.68%) Data Engineer
2 41 (21.58%) Big Data Engineer
3 37 (19.47%) Hadoop Engineer
4 26 (13.68%) Senior Data Engineer
5 24 (12.63%) J2EE Architect
5 24 (12.63%) Java Architect
5 24 (12.63%) Java/J2EE Architect
5 24 (12.63%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
6 19 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 18 (9.47%) Developer
8 14 (7.37%) Data Scientist
9 13 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (6.32%) Data Architect
11 11 (5.79%) Java Engineer
12 10 (5.26%) Big Data Architect
12 10 (5.26%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 6 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.00%) MLlib
2 36 (18.95%) TensorFlow
3 35 (18.42%) Keras
4 27 (14.21%) J2EE
5 24 (12.63%) Flask
6 20 (10.53%) Spring
7 12 (6.32%) AngularJS
8 10 (5.26%) JSON
8 10 (5.26%) Node.js
8 10 (5.26%) REST
8 10 (5.26%) Web Services
9 9 (4.74%) Spring Boot
10 8 (4.21%) .NET
11 7 (3.68%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (3.68%) Middleware
11 7 (3.68%) Torch
12 6 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (3.16%) RESTful
12 6 (3.16%) WireMock
13 5 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.21%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (12.63%) User Experience
3 14 (7.37%) Algorithms
3 14 (7.37%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.63%) Digital Currency
6 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.63%) Video on Demand
6 5 (2.63%) W3C
7 4 (2.11%) Clustering
7 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.11%) New Media
8 3 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.58%) Replication
9 2 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 96 (50.53%) Linux
2 13 (6.84%) Unix
3 10 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (32.11%) Machine Learning
3 58 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (28.42%) Open Source
5 53 (27.89%) Analytics
6 47 (24.74%) MapReduce
7 37 (19.47%) Deep Learning
8 35 (18.42%) Data Science
9 33 (17.37%) Configuration Management
10 28 (14.74%) Software Delivery
11 27 (14.21%) DevOps
11 27 (14.21%) Scrum
12 26 (13.68%) Data Engineering
12 26 (13.68%) Software Engineering
13 25 (13.16%) Operations Research
14 18 (9.47%) Microservices
15 17 (8.95%) Digital Marketing
16 16 (8.42%) Data Analytics
16 16 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (64.21%) Java
2 96 (50.53%) Python
3 79 (41.58%) Go
4 58 (30.53%) SQL
5 53 (27.89%) Scala
6 39 (20.53%) Shell Script
7 31 (16.32%) Bash Shell
8 16 (8.42%) JavaScript
9 14 (7.37%) R
10 13 (6.84%) C++
11 10 (5.26%) Java 8
12 8 (4.21%) Perl
12 8 (4.21%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.68%) C#
13 7 (3.68%) Julia
13 7 (3.68%) MATLAB
14 5 (2.63%) Erlang
15 4 (2.11%) C
15 4 (2.11%) Ruby
16 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (11.58%) Degree
2 6 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.63%) PhD
3 5 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 53 (27.89%) Docker
2 40 (21.05%) Apache Flume
3 24 (12.63%) vSphere
4 19 (10.00%) HDFS
5 9 (4.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (22.63%) Ansible
2 39 (20.53%) Hadoop YARN
3 38 (20.00%) Puppet
4 36 (18.95%) Kubernetes
5 24 (12.63%) logstash
5 24 (12.63%) Rancher
6 13 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (6.32%) Terraform
8 7 (3.68%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.16%) Grafana
10 5 (2.63%) Graylog
11 4 (2.11%) Marathon
11 4 (2.11%) Mesos
12 3 (1.58%) Kibana
12 3 (1.58%) Nagios
13 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
14 1 (0.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (25.79%) Cloudera
2 41 (21.58%) Hortonworks
3 30 (15.79%) VMware
4 29 (15.26%) Oracle
5 24 (12.63%) SaltStack
6 12 (6.32%) IBM
7 9 (4.74%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.16%) AppDynamics
9 5 (2.63%) Apigee
9 5 (2.63%) Databricks
9 5 (2.63%) Splunk
10 4 (2.11%) Google
10 4 (2.11%) MapR
10 4 (2.11%) Talend
11 3 (1.58%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.58%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.58%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.05%) Vertica
13 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com