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to

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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
England > South East
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 120 221
Rank change year-on-year -28 +101 +104
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 512 463 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.36% 2.79% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.99% 6.63% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 201 143 87
10th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £77,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +29.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £67,500
90th Percentile - £102,500 £80,400
England median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +3.45%

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 7,320 6,980 4,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.75% 42.03% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,192 5,154 4,033
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £39,883
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -12 293 £80,000 +6.67% 7
Thames Valley -16 82 £65,000 -16.13% 14
East Sussex +54 61 £80,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +6 46 £75,000 -3.23% 7
Surrey -42 44 £80,000 -8.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 28 £53,750 +19.44% 5
West Sussex - 18 - -
Kent -43 16 £65,000 +124.14%
Oxfordshire -20 8 £50,845 +33.63% 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 340 (66.41%) AWS
2 320 (62.50%) Agile
3 260 (50.78%) Kubernetes
4 251 (49.02%) Finance
5 248 (48.44%) Java
6 230 (44.92%) CI/CD
7 207 (40.43%) Jenkins
8 200 (39.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 197 (38.48%) Azure
9 197 (38.48%) Computer Science
10 194 (37.89%) Spring
11 193 (37.70%) Docker
12 191 (37.30%) Law
13 185 (36.13%) PostgreSQL
14 181 (35.35%) RabbitMQ
15 180 (35.16%) Banking
15 180 (35.16%) Digital Banking
16 172 (33.59%) Full Stack Development
17 165 (32.23%) GitHub
18 162 (31.64%) Relational Database
19 154 (30.08%) Git (software)
20 148 (28.91%) Amazon Kinesis
20 148 (28.91%) Social Skills
21 141 (27.54%) OO
22 138 (26.95%) Microservices
23 136 (26.56%) GCP
24 127 (24.80%) NoSQL
25 126 (24.61%) DevOps
26 123 (24.02%) Python
27 121 (23.63%) Software Engineering

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 67 (13.09%) Apache Solr
2 65 (12.70%) Apache Spark
3 34 (6.64%) GemFire
4 31 (6.05%) Apache
5 26 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (4.69%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.98%) Confluence
7 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.52%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 340 (66.41%) AWS
2 197 (38.48%) Azure
3 165 (32.23%) GitHub
4 148 (28.91%) Amazon Kinesis
5 136 (26.56%) GCP
6 41 (8.01%) OpenShift
7 33 (6.45%) GitHub Actions
8 30 (5.86%) Azure DevOps
9 26 (5.08%) Serverless
10 21 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (2.93%) Slack
12 13 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (2.34%) Azure Service Bus
14 11 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (2.15%) Google Workspace
15 10 (1.95%) Azure Event Grid
15 10 (1.95%) Azure Logic Apps
16 8 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (1.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 8 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.37%) Calico
2 2 (0.39%) AMQP
2 2 (0.39%) HTTP
2 2 (0.39%) PPP
2 2 (0.39%) SMS
3 1 (0.20%) DNS
3 1 (0.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.20%) Modbus
3 1 (0.20%) MQTT
3 1 (0.20%) RS-232
3 1 (0.20%) RS-485
3 1 (0.20%) SSL
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.20%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (36.13%) PostgreSQL
2 162 (31.64%) Relational Database
3 127 (24.80%) NoSQL
4 105 (20.51%) Big Data
5 78 (15.23%) Redis
6 62 (12.11%) Hadoop
7 54 (10.55%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (9.18%) HBase
9 28 (5.47%) SQL Server
10 24 (4.69%) DynamoDB
11 20 (3.91%) Data Lake
11 20 (3.91%) MongoDB
12 17 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.93%) MariaDB
14 12 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.76%) GIS
16 8 (1.56%) Amazon Athena
16 8 (1.56%) MySQL
17 7 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 207 (40.43%) Jenkins
2 154 (30.08%) Git (software)
3 103 (20.12%) Artifactory
4 62 (12.11%) Cucumber
5 57 (11.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 41 (8.01%) JUnit
7 28 (5.47%) Selenium
8 23 (4.49%) JMeter
9 17 (3.32%) Gradle
10 16 (3.13%) JIRA
11 13 (2.54%) Maven
11 13 (2.54%) Subversion
12 11 (2.15%) Postman
12 11 (2.15%) Protractor
13 9 (1.76%) Mockito
13 9 (1.76%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.56%) gulp
15 6 (1.17%) GitLab
16 5 (0.98%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 251 (49.02%) Finance
2 200 (39.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 191 (37.30%) Law
4 180 (35.16%) Banking
5 148 (28.91%) Social Skills
6 19 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.93%) Advertising
8 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.15%) Aviation
9 11 (2.15%) Marketing
10 9 (1.76%) Billing
11 7 (1.37%) Games
11 7 (1.37%) Retail
12 6 (1.17%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.39%) Electronics
14 2 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.20%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 152 (29.69%) Applications Engineer
2 126 (24.61%) Developer
3 81 (15.82%) Java Developer
4 67 (13.09%) Senior Developer
5 58 (11.33%) Data Engineer
6 52 (10.16%) Principal Engineer
7 49 (9.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 42 (8.20%) Architect
9 32 (6.25%) Software Engineer
10 23 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (4.10%) Analyst
11 21 (4.10%) Associate Engineer
11 21 (4.10%) Engineering Manager
11 21 (4.10%) Senior Applications Engineer
12 17 (3.32%) Applications Architect
13 15 (2.93%) Java Engineer
13 15 (2.93%) Software Engineering Manager
14 14 (2.73%) Big Data Engineer
14 14 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 14 (2.73%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (37.89%) Spring
2 181 (35.35%) RabbitMQ
3 118 (23.05%) Spring Boot
4 89 (17.38%) React
5 78 (15.23%) AngularJS
6 60 (11.72%) .NET
7 32 (6.25%) RESTful
8 30 (5.86%) REST
9 29 (5.66%) HTML
10 28 (5.47%) Web Services
11 24 (4.69%) Node.js
12 22 (4.30%) CSS
12 22 (4.30%) Play Framework
13 21 (4.10%) .NET Core
14 20 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
15 19 (3.71%) JSON
15 19 (3.71%) Middleware
15 19 (3.71%) Protocol Buffers
16 15 (2.93%) jQuery
16 15 (2.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.70%) Cloud Native
2 59 (11.52%) Social Media
3 50 (9.77%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (5.86%) Mobile Payment
5 28 (5.47%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.69%) Blog
7 22 (4.30%) Blockchain
7 22 (4.30%) Cyberattack
8 15 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (2.54%) Mainframe
10 12 (2.34%) Cyber Defence
10 12 (2.34%) Cybercrime
10 12 (2.34%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.95%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.95%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (1.76%) User Experience
14 8 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.36%) Linux
2 38 (7.42%) Unix
3 11 (2.15%) Mac OS
4 9 (1.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (62.50%) Agile
2 230 (44.92%) CI/CD
3 197 (38.48%) Computer Science
4 180 (35.16%) Digital Banking
5 172 (33.59%) Full Stack Development
6 141 (27.54%) OO
7 138 (26.95%) Microservices
8 126 (24.61%) DevOps
9 121 (23.63%) Software Engineering
10 116 (22.66%) Multithreading
11 114 (22.27%) Clean Code
11 114 (22.27%) User Stories
12 113 (22.07%) Multithreaded Programming
13 99 (19.34%) Software Testing
14 98 (19.14%) Test Automation
15 94 (18.36%) High Availability
16 92 (17.97%) Performance Monitoring
17 86 (16.80%) Containerisation
18 76 (14.84%) Scrum
18 76 (14.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 248 (48.44%) Java
2 123 (24.02%) Python
3 77 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 69 (13.48%) SQL
5 65 (12.70%) Go
6 53 (10.35%) C#
6 53 (10.35%) Kotlin
7 51 (9.96%) Ruby
8 33 (6.45%) Bash
9 28 (5.47%) Scala
10 25 (4.88%) Shell Script
11 21 (4.10%) Rust
12 13 (2.54%) C++
12 13 (2.54%) Clojure
12 13 (2.54%) COBOL
12 13 (2.54%) Lisp
13 12 (2.34%) C
13 12 (2.34%) R
14 11 (2.15%) Groovy
14 11 (2.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (23.24%) Degree
2 76 (14.84%) OCP
2 76 (14.84%) Oracle Certification
3 24 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.93%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.98%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.20%) MBA
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.91%) QA
2 13 (2.54%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 193 (37.70%) Docker
2 24 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.78%) HDFS
5 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 260 (50.78%) Kubernetes
2 96 (18.75%) Ansible
3 31 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.69%) Kibana
5 23 (4.49%) Terraform
6 19 (3.71%) logstash
7 16 (3.13%) Prometheus
8 11 (2.15%) Puppet
9 9 (1.76%) Grafana
10 6 (1.17%) Control-M
11 4 (0.78%) Consul
11 4 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.20%) Graylog
Vendors
1 46 (8.98%) Twitter
2 29 (5.66%) VMware
3 23 (4.49%) FIS
4 18 (3.52%) Microsoft
5 17 (3.32%) Oracle
6 13 (2.54%) IBM
7 12 (2.34%) Databricks
8 11 (2.15%) Brandwatch
9 8 (1.56%) BT
9 8 (1.56%) WorldPay
10 6 (1.17%) Google
10 6 (1.17%) UiPath
11 5 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.98%) Sun
12 4 (0.78%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.78%) Okta
12 4 (0.78%) Splunk
13 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.39%) Facebook
14 2 (0.39%) Talend