Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 216 307
Rank change year-on-year +93 +91 +37
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 482 89 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.76% 1.07% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.67% 2.42% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 151 74 106
10th Percentile £50,000 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £64,375 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £97,500 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £81,450 £85,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%

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 7,224 3,676 9,831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.29% 44.23% 38.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,270 3,219 8,525
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +77 373 £75,000 +62.16% 15
Thames Valley -74 65 £75,000 +25.00% 11
Berkshire -36 55 £77,500 +29.17% 10
Surrey -49 32 £97,500 +56.00% 5
Oxfordshire -28 7 £38,049 -4.88% 1
East Sussex -44 5 - - 2
Kent - 5 £29,000 -
Buckinghamshire -72 3 £45,000 -26.23%
Home Counties - 1 £90,000 -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 399 (82.78%) Java
2 351 (72.82%) DevOps
3 337 (69.92%) Jenkins
4 335 (69.50%) Spring
5 329 (68.26%) Microservices
6 310 (64.32%) AWS
7 307 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
8 306 (63.49%) RabbitMQ
9 304 (63.07%) Ansible
10 298 (61.83%) Apache Spark
11 295 (61.20%) Finance
12 293 (60.79%) Degree
13 291 (60.37%) Banking
14 285 (59.13%) Computer Science
15 282 (58.51%) Digital Banking
16 281 (58.30%) Law
17 280 (58.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 273 (56.64%) Software Engineering
19 265 (54.98%) GitHub
20 257 (53.32%) Git (software)
21 249 (51.66%) Linux
22 246 (51.04%) HBase
23 242 (50.21%) AngularJS
24 235 (48.76%) Unix
25 231 (47.93%) Python
25 231 (47.93%) Node.js
25 231 (47.93%) Sonatype Nexus
26 230 (47.72%) PostgreSQL
27 229 (47.51%) Cucumber
28 227 (47.10%) MariaDB

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
1 298 (61.83%) Apache Spark
2 225 (46.68%) GemFire
3 198 (41.08%) Apache
4 85 (17.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 83 (17.22%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (4.36%) Apache Solr
7 10 (2.07%) CMS
7 10 (2.07%) Confluence
7 10 (2.07%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.21%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.21%) IIS
10 1 (0.21%) nginx
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 310 (64.32%) AWS
2 265 (54.98%) GitHub
3 197 (40.87%) Amazon Kinesis
4 196 (40.66%) Azure
5 135 (28.01%) GCP
6 51 (10.58%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (9.54%) PaaS
8 44 (9.13%) OpenShift
9 29 (6.02%) GitHub Actions
10 27 (5.60%) Azure Service Bus
11 26 (5.39%) Azure Event Grid
12 23 (4.77%) Azure Logic Apps
13 19 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (3.94%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (3.73%) Serverless
15 16 (3.32%) Azure Functions
16 11 (2.28%) Snowflake
17 9 (1.87%) Amazon S3
18 8 (1.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 8 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.05%) Calico
2 11 (2.28%) HTTP
3 3 (0.62%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.21%) DHCP
4 1 (0.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (51.04%) HBase
2 230 (47.72%) PostgreSQL
3 227 (47.10%) MariaDB
4 223 (46.27%) Relational Database
5 212 (43.98%) NoSQL
6 195 (40.46%) Redis
7 192 (39.83%) Big Data
8 111 (23.03%) Hadoop
9 50 (10.37%) MongoDB
10 49 (10.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 44 (9.13%) SQL Server
12 30 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (4.36%) Apache Hive
15 16 (3.32%) Data Lake
16 10 (2.07%) Neo4j
17 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 337 (69.92%) Jenkins
2 257 (53.32%) Git (software)
3 231 (47.93%) Sonatype Nexus
4 229 (47.51%) Cucumber
5 225 (46.68%) Protractor
6 220 (45.64%) Gradle
7 203 (42.12%) JUnit
8 191 (39.63%) Cypress.io
8 191 (39.63%) IntelliJ
9 190 (39.42%) Storybook
10 185 (38.38%) Eclipse
11 181 (37.55%) Mockito
12 140 (29.05%) Artifactory
13 91 (18.88%) SonarQube
14 38 (7.88%) Selenium
15 34 (7.05%) gulp
16 19 (3.94%) GitLab
17 13 (2.70%) Maven
18 10 (2.07%) JIRA
19 9 (1.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 295 (61.20%) Finance
2 291 (60.37%) Banking
3 281 (58.30%) Law
4 280 (58.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 44 (9.13%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (6.02%) Social Skills
7 15 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.83%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 200 (41.49%) Software Engineer
2 144 (29.88%) Developer
3 120 (24.90%) Principal Engineer
4 109 (22.61%) Principal Software Engineer
5 72 (14.94%) Lead Software Engineer
6 67 (13.90%) Java Developer
7 64 (13.28%) Lead Developer
8 56 (11.62%) Software Developer
9 47 (9.75%) Lead Software Developer
10 44 (9.13%) Senior Software Engineer
11 32 (6.64%) Architect
12 27 (5.60%) Senior Developer
13 26 (5.39%) Principal Developer
13 26 (5.39%) Principal Java Developer
14 25 (5.19%) Consultant
15 24 (4.98%) Azure Consultant
15 24 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (4.77%) Senior Consultant
17 18 (3.73%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (69.50%) Spring
2 306 (63.49%) RabbitMQ
3 242 (50.21%) AngularJS
4 231 (47.93%) Node.js
5 217 (45.02%) React
6 213 (44.19%) WireMock
7 199 (41.29%) RESTful
8 194 (40.25%) JSON
9 191 (39.63%) CSS
9 191 (39.63%) Redux
9 191 (39.63%) Tailwind CSS
9 191 (39.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 190 (39.42%) Express
11 187 (38.80%) Spark Streaming
12 175 (36.31%) Play Framework
13 130 (26.97%) LAMP
13 130 (26.97%) LAPP Stack
14 127 (26.35%) Spring Boot
15 68 (14.11%) Web Services
16 64 (13.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 189 (39.21%) Linux Command Line
2 126 (26.14%) User Experience
3 115 (23.86%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.66%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.45%) Life Science
7 7 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.83%) Blog
9 4 (0.83%) Social Media
10 3 (0.62%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 249 (51.66%) Linux
2 235 (48.76%) Unix
3 7 (1.45%) Windows
4 1 (0.21%) CentOS
4 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.21%) VMS
4 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (72.82%) DevOps
2 329 (68.26%) Microservices
3 307 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
4 285 (59.13%) Computer Science
5 282 (58.51%) Digital Banking
6 273 (56.64%) Software Engineering
7 192 (39.83%) Business Continuity
8 191 (39.63%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 191 (39.63%) Validation
9 187 (38.80%) Full Stack Development
10 173 (35.89%) TDD
11 159 (32.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 145 (30.08%) Multithreading
13 144 (29.88%) High Availability
14 143 (29.67%) Clean Code
14 143 (29.67%) OO
14 143 (29.67%) Performance Monitoring
15 142 (29.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 142 (29.46%) Software Testing
16 133 (27.59%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 399 (82.78%) Java
2 231 (47.93%) Python
3 195 (40.46%) Shell Script
4 186 (38.59%) Groovy
5 63 (13.07%) Bash Shell
6 62 (12.86%) JavaScript
7 54 (11.20%) C#
8 51 (10.58%) Go
9 46 (9.54%) SQL
10 27 (5.60%) Ruby
11 14 (2.90%) C++
12 13 (2.70%) C
13 12 (2.49%) Scala
14 7 (1.45%) Java 8
15 5 (1.04%) R
16 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.62%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.41%) F#
17 2 (0.41%) Julia
Qualifications
1 293 (60.79%) Degree
2 215 (44.61%) OCP
2 215 (44.61%) Oracle Certification
3 56 (11.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.04%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (0.62%) CCSP
5 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.62%) CISSP
5 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.24%) PMO
3 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 189 (39.21%) HDFS
2 135 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (17.84%) Docker
4 34 (7.05%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) NFS
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 304 (63.07%) Ansible
2 128 (26.56%) Kubernetes
3 91 (18.88%) Terraform
4 81 (16.80%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (8.30%) Kibana
6 35 (7.26%) Grafana
7 11 (2.28%) Puppet
8 6 (1.24%) logstash
9 3 (0.62%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 192 (39.83%) VMware
2 191 (39.63%) Okta
3 54 (11.20%) Oracle
4 42 (8.71%) Microsoft
5 23 (4.77%) PayPal
6 22 (4.56%) IBM
7 15 (3.11%) Google
8 9 (1.87%) Nintex
9 8 (1.66%) Databricks
10 6 (1.24%) Solace
11 5 (1.04%) StreamSets
12 4 (0.83%) Brandwatch
13 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.62%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.41%) Splunk
15 1 (0.21%) FIS
15 1 (0.21%) WorldPay