Period
to 18 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 341 355
Rank change year-on-year +128 +14 +209
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 510 586 722
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.44% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 2.19% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 596 511 558
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,560 £35,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 14,938 26,792 33,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.24% 37.79% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12,601 22,168 27,214
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,280 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.04% +2.84% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +5.00%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK excluding London

Kafka
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Kafka in the UK excluding London

Kafka
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK excluding London

Kafka
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
North of England +116 144 £55,000 +10.00% 40
South East +61 102 £60,000 +9.09% 19
Midlands +150 97 £60,000 - 11
South West +72 84 £60,000 +14.29% 16
North West +140 69 £42,500 -29.17% 13
Yorkshire +42 66 £65,000 +30.00% 22
West Midlands +110 63 £60,000 -14.29% 6
Scotland +45 57 £70,000 +22.54% 8
East Midlands +72 34 £62,500 +25.00% 5
East of England +54 13 £65,000 -10.34% 14
North East +15 9 £65,000 +43.13% 5
Wales +51 8 £42,748 +26.43% 7
Northern Ireland +22 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 242 (47.45%) DevOps
2 240 (47.06%) Docker
3 214 (41.96%) Python
4 213 (41.76%) AWS
5 211 (41.37%) Java
6 200 (39.22%) Microservices
7 198 (38.82%) Kubernetes
8 180 (35.29%) Azure
9 137 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
10 136 (26.67%) SQL
11 129 (25.29%) Ansible
12 119 (23.33%) Software Engineering
13 115 (22.55%) Jenkins
14 113 (22.16%) Linux
15 112 (21.96%) Node.js
16 109 (21.37%) SQL Server
17 106 (20.78%) Apache
18 105 (20.59%) JavaScript
18 105 (20.59%) AngularJS
19 102 (20.00%) MongoDB
20 101 (19.80%) Go
20 101 (19.80%) Apache Spark
21 100 (19.61%) MySQL
21 100 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
22 96 (18.82%) Hadoop
23 93 (18.24%) REST
23 93 (18.24%) RabbitMQ
24 85 (16.67%) Data Science
25 82 (16.08%) Spring
26 81 (15.88%) NoSQL

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 106 (20.78%) Apache
2 101 (19.80%) Apache Spark
3 81 (15.88%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.12%) Confluence
5 11 (2.16%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (2.16%) Luigi
6 10 (1.96%) Apache Synapse
7 9 (1.76%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.18%) JBoss
9 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Pulsar
10 4 (0.78%) nginx
11 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.20%) Jetty
11 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 213 (41.76%) AWS
2 180 (35.29%) Azure
3 76 (14.90%) GCP
4 47 (9.22%) SaaS
5 29 (5.69%) PaaS
6 28 (5.49%) IaaS
7 25 (4.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (4.12%) GitHub
8 21 (4.12%) Serverless
9 17 (3.33%) Amazon S3
10 16 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (2.55%) Amazon Kinesis
12 13 (2.55%) OpenShift
13 12 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (2.16%) IBM Cloud
14 11 (2.16%) Power Platform
15 10 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.33%) HTTP
2 12 (2.35%) AMQP
3 7 (1.37%) DNS
4 5 (0.98%) Firewall
4 5 (0.98%) OpenVPN
5 4 (0.78%) VPN
6 3 (0.59%) SSL
7 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.20%) DHCP
8 1 (0.20%) Internet
8 1 (0.20%) SAN
8 1 (0.20%) SMTP
8 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 102 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 100 (19.61%) MySQL
3 100 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
4 96 (18.82%) Hadoop
5 81 (15.88%) NoSQL
6 77 (15.10%) Big Data
7 46 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (7.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (6.47%) HBase
11 31 (6.08%) Redis
12 30 (5.88%) Apache Hive
13 26 (5.10%) BigQuery
14 23 (4.51%) Relational Database
15 22 (4.31%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (3.92%) Data Lake
17 20 (3.92%) Scylla
18 16 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 115 (22.55%) Jenkins
2 75 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.90%) JIRA
4 19 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.94%) GitLab
6 14 (2.75%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.55%) Maven
8 11 (2.16%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.76%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.76%) Selenium
10 8 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.18%) Cypress.io
11 6 (1.18%) JUnit
11 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.18%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.98%) eggPlant
12 5 (0.98%) Mocha
12 5 (0.98%) Protractor
12 5 (0.98%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 68 (13.33%) Games
2 53 (10.39%) Finance
3 19 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.94%) Retail
5 10 (1.96%) Banking
6 9 (1.76%) Legal
7 4 (0.78%) Military
8 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 185 (36.27%) Developer
2 99 (19.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (13.73%) Data Engineer
4 65 (12.75%) Java Developer
5 60 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 40 (7.84%) Senior DevOps
6 40 (7.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 38 (7.45%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 37 (7.25%) Software Engineer
9 32 (6.27%) Site Engineer
10 31 (6.08%) Software Developer
11 30 (5.88%) Architect
12 27 (5.29%) Java Engineer
13 26 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
15 22 (4.31%) Big Data Engineer
15 22 (4.31%) PHP Developer
16 20 (3.92%) Python Developer
17 18 (3.53%) Lead Developer
18 15 (2.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (21.96%) Node.js
2 105 (20.59%) AngularJS
3 93 (18.24%) RabbitMQ
3 93 (18.24%) REST
4 82 (16.08%) Spring
5 79 (15.49%) React
5 79 (15.49%) Spring Boot
6 68 (13.33%) Apache Flex
7 50 (9.80%) .NET
8 48 (9.41%) ActiveMQ
9 36 (7.06%) jQuery
9 36 (7.06%) Vue.js
10 30 (5.88%) Web Services
11 28 (5.49%) .NET Core
11 28 (5.49%) Hibernate
11 28 (5.49%) HTML
12 25 (4.90%) CSS
13 23 (4.51%) Apache NiFi
13 23 (4.51%) ASP.NET
13 23 (4.51%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.29%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (4.31%) Cloud Native
3 21 (4.12%) Tandem
4 16 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.76%) Cyberattack
7 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.76%) PKI
8 8 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.57%) User Experience
9 6 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.39%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (22.16%) Linux
2 20 (3.92%) CentOS
2 20 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (2.94%) Windows
4 10 (1.96%) Android
5 8 (1.57%) Unix
6 6 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (47.45%) DevOps
2 200 (39.22%) Microservices
3 137 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (23.33%) Software Engineering
5 85 (16.67%) Data Science
6 80 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 63 (12.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 62 (12.16%) Visualisation
10 59 (11.57%) TDD
11 57 (11.18%) Analytics
12 56 (10.98%) Scrum
13 51 (10.00%) BDD
13 51 (10.00%) Coaching
14 48 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 46 (9.02%) Data Engineering
16 43 (8.43%) MVC
17 37 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (7.25%) SDLC
18 36 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 214 (41.96%) Python
2 211 (41.37%) Java
3 136 (26.67%) SQL
4 105 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 101 (19.80%) Go
6 68 (13.33%) Scala
7 59 (11.57%) C#
8 39 (7.65%) PHP
9 36 (7.06%) Bash Shell
10 30 (5.88%) C++
11 26 (5.10%) Kotlin
12 22 (4.31%) Java 8
12 22 (4.31%) R
13 21 (4.12%) TypeScript
14 17 (3.33%) T-SQL
15 16 (3.14%) C
16 13 (2.55%) PL/SQL
16 13 (2.55%) Shell Script
17 11 (2.16%) Perl
18 8 (1.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (5.29%) Degree
2 19 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.96%) PhD
5 9 (1.76%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.98%) ISEB
6 5 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 240 (47.06%) Docker
2 13 (2.55%) HDFS
3 10 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.78%) Postfix
5 4 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 198 (38.82%) Kubernetes
2 129 (25.29%) Ansible
3 79 (15.49%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (11.76%) Terraform
5 35 (6.86%) Prometheus
6 31 (6.08%) Puppet
7 28 (5.49%) Graphite
8 21 (4.12%) ZABBIX
9 15 (2.94%) Nagios
10 14 (2.75%) Grafana
11 7 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (1.37%) Opsview
12 6 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (1.18%) Kibana
13 5 (0.98%) Oozie
14 4 (0.78%) logstash
14 4 (0.78%) Munin
15 3 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
16 2 (0.39%) Packer
16 2 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (10.20%) Oracle
2 37 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.10%) Red Hat
4 22 (4.31%) Zend
5 20 (3.92%) Google
6 16 (3.14%) Databricks
7 15 (2.94%) IBM
8 13 (2.55%) VMware
9 7 (1.37%) Teradata
9 7 (1.37%) Yahoo!
10 5 (0.98%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.98%) Pega
11 4 (0.78%) Lets Encrypt
11 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.59%) Informatica
13 2 (0.39%) Broadcom
13 2 (0.39%) Cadence
13 2 (0.39%) Confluent
13 2 (0.39%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.39%) SolarWinds