Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 448 752
Rank change year-on-year +148 +304 +281
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,909 1,203 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.68% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 1.67% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 944 468
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.88% +20.00% -9.52%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 68,328 71,922 76,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.43% 40.59% 38.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 59,858 66,679
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kafka.

Salary trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +147 1,832 £70,000 - 282
London +120 1,320 £75,000 +3.45% 178
UK excluding London +123 560 £57,500 +0.88% 121
South East +38 191 £63,750 +2.00% 34
North of England +58 124 £55,000 - 33
East of England +50 76 £65,000 +8.33% 18
Yorkshire +56 69 £55,000 +7.32% 18
Midlands +66 61 £52,500 - 14
South West +14 58 £55,000 - 5
North West +41 56 £60,000 +9.09% 14
West Midlands +57 41 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Scotland +2 33 £55,000 -21.43% 15
East Midlands +15 20 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Wales +4 16 £32,500 +4.32%
Northern Ireland +2 1 £62,500 +9.65% 2

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Kafka.

1 1,202 (62.96%) Java
2 942 (49.35%) Big Data
3 891 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 856 (44.84%) Apache Spark
5 819 (42.90%) Hadoop
6 735 (38.50%) Python
7 623 (32.63%) Amazon AWS
8 617 (32.32%) Scala
9 576 (30.17%) SQL
10 528 (27.66%) NoSQL
11 520 (27.24%) Docker
12 495 (25.93%) Microservices
13 473 (24.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 469 (24.57%) Software Engineering
15 467 (24.46%) Linux
16 463 (24.25%) Analytics
17 435 (22.79%) DevOps
18 434 (22.73%) Finance
19 381 (19.96%) Spring
20 366 (19.17%) TDD
21 349 (18.28%) MongoDB
21 349 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
22 343 (17.97%) Apache Hive
23 323 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
24 319 (16.71%) Jenkins
25 314 (16.45%) JavaScript
26 305 (15.98%) Open Source
27 297 (15.56%) Banking
28 293 (15.35%) Scrum
29 286 (14.98%) Java 8

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 856 (44.84%) Apache Spark
2 282 (14.77%) Elasticsearch
3 183 (9.59%) Apache
4 79 (4.14%) Apache Pig
5 59 (3.09%) Apache Solr
6 49 (2.57%) Confluence
7 31 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.31%) CloudStack
9 24 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.84%) SAS
12 14 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.73%) JBoss
13 13 (0.68%) nginx
13 13 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.52%) CMS
15 10 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.47%) GemFire
17 5 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.26%) Actimize
3 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 623 (32.63%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 88 (4.61%) Amazon S3
5 79 (4.14%) Serverless
6 73 (3.82%) Amazon EMR
7 72 (3.77%) Amazon Kinesis
8 68 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (3.09%) GitHub
10 52 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
11 44 (2.30%) PaaS
12 43 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.52%) Slack
14 28 (1.47%) SaaS
15 27 (1.41%) IaaS
16 23 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (0.79%) OpenShift
19 13 (0.68%) Runscope
20 12 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.99%) HTTP
2 34 (1.78%) Internet
3 24 (1.26%) DNS
3 24 (1.26%) Firewall
3 24 (1.26%) Kerberos
4 21 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.94%) AMQP
6 13 (0.68%) SMS
6 13 (0.68%) SSL
7 12 (0.63%) VPN
8 7 (0.37%) MQTT
9 6 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.31%) WPA
10 5 (0.26%) FTP
10 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.26%) SMTP
10 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) Wireless
11 4 (0.21%) DHCP
11 4 (0.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (49.35%) Big Data
2 819 (42.90%) Hadoop
3 528 (27.66%) NoSQL
4 473 (24.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 349 (18.28%) MongoDB
6 343 (17.97%) Apache Hive
7 250 (13.10%) PostgreSQL
8 213 (11.16%) HBase
9 202 (10.58%) Relational Database
10 182 (9.53%) Data Warehouse
11 175 (9.17%) MySQL
12 163 (8.54%) Redis
13 160 (8.38%) Impala
14 125 (6.55%) Amazon Redshift
15 115 (6.02%) SQL Server
16 98 (5.13%) Sqoop
17 96 (5.03%) RDBMS
18 92 (4.82%) Data Lake
19 75 (3.93%) Flink
20 46 (2.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 319 (16.71%) Jenkins
2 257 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 125 (6.55%) JIRA
4 120 (6.29%) Maven
5 112 (5.87%) JUnit
6 69 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 65 (3.40%) Gradle
8 59 (3.09%) Selenium
8 59 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 53 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 46 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 45 (2.36%) Subversion
12 36 (1.89%) GitLab
13 34 (1.78%) GoCD
14 24 (1.26%) CircleCI
15 21 (1.10%) Jasmine
16 20 (1.05%) JBehave
16 20 (1.05%) Mockito
16 20 (1.05%) NUnit
17 17 (0.89%) Eclipse
General
1 434 (22.73%) Finance
2 297 (15.56%) Banking
3 198 (10.37%) Investment Banking
4 171 (8.96%) Games
5 135 (7.07%) Financial Institution
6 117 (6.13%) Retail
7 76 (3.98%) Telecoms
8 75 (3.93%) Front Office
9 71 (3.72%) Marketing
10 33 (1.73%) Advertising
11 25 (1.31%) Electronics
12 23 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 22 (1.15%) Automotive
14 16 (0.84%) Law
15 11 (0.58%) Online Betting
16 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.31%) Legal
19 4 (0.21%) Billing
19 4 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 703 (36.83%) Developer
2 312 (16.34%) Data Engineer
3 307 (16.08%) Java Developer
4 204 (10.69%) Architect
5 186 (9.74%) Software Engineer
6 166 (8.70%) Big Data Engineer
7 125 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 118 (6.18%) Senior Developer
9 105 (5.50%) Java Engineer
10 104 (5.45%) Big Data Developer
11 102 (5.34%) Scala Developer
12 83 (4.35%) Data Architect
13 81 (4.24%) Hadoop Engineer
14 72 (3.77%) Big Data Architect
15 69 (3.61%) Senior Data Engineer
16 64 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 54 (2.83%) AWS Engineer
17 54 (2.83%) Software Developer
18 51 (2.67%) Java Architect
19 49 (2.57%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (19.96%) Spring
2 280 (14.67%) RESTful
3 278 (14.56%) RabbitMQ
4 268 (14.04%) Web Services
5 199 (10.42%) Node.js
6 198 (10.37%) REST
7 194 (10.16%) AngularJS
8 173 (9.06%) React
9 164 (8.59%) .NET
10 138 (7.23%) Akka
11 132 (6.91%) ActiveMQ
12 131 (6.86%) HTML
13 121 (6.34%) Spring Boot
14 118 (6.18%) JSON
15 116 (6.08%) JMS
16 115 (6.02%) Hibernate
17 86 (4.50%) HTML5
18 78 (4.09%) XML
19 76 (3.98%) Spark Streaming
20 74 (3.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.37%) Computer Science
2 189 (9.90%) Fintech
3 179 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (8.59%) Algorithms
5 146 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
6 126 (6.60%) Cyberthreat
7 111 (5.81%) Data Structures
8 76 (3.98%) User Experience
9 68 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
10 57 (2.99%) Public Cloud
11 49 (2.57%) Fixed Income
12 47 (2.46%) Management Information System
13 37 (1.94%) Hedge funds
14 36 (1.89%) Equities
14 36 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
15 35 (1.83%) Data Centre
15 35 (1.83%) Derivative
15 35 (1.83%) Mobile App
15 35 (1.83%) Virtual Team
16 29 (1.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 467 (24.46%) Linux
2 192 (10.06%) Unix
3 37 (1.94%) CentOS
4 32 (1.68%) Windows
5 23 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.68%) VMS
9 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.37%) Android
10 7 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.37%) Debian
10 7 (0.37%) Fedora
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.052%) AIX
12 1 (0.052%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.052%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.052%) Solaris
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (25.93%) Microservices
3 469 (24.57%) Software Engineering
4 463 (24.25%) Analytics
5 435 (22.79%) DevOps
6 366 (19.17%) TDD
7 349 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
8 323 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
9 305 (15.98%) Open Source
10 293 (15.35%) Scrum
11 281 (14.72%) Machine Learning
12 267 (13.99%) ETL
13 260 (13.62%) Data Science
14 226 (11.84%) Test Automation
15 197 (10.32%) OO
16 195 (10.21%) Low Latency
17 155 (8.12%) SDLC
18 151 (7.91%) BDD
19 144 (7.54%) Risk Management
20 140 (7.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,202 (62.96%) Java
2 735 (38.50%) Python
3 617 (32.32%) Scala
4 576 (30.17%) SQL
5 314 (16.45%) JavaScript
6 286 (14.98%) Java 8
7 183 (9.59%) C#
8 157 (8.22%) Go
9 137 (7.18%) C++
10 134 (7.02%) Shell Script
11 107 (5.61%) R
12 104 (5.45%) Ruby
13 103 (5.40%) Bash Shell
14 94 (4.92%) Perl
15 47 (2.46%) Groovy
16 38 (1.99%) Kotlin
17 37 (1.94%) C
17 37 (1.94%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.83%) PHP
19 28 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 262 (13.72%) Degree
2 134 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (1.94%) Master's Degree
4 30 (1.57%) PhD
5 21 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.10%) RHCE
10 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.052%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.052%) ISEB
11 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.052%) MCSD
11 1 (0.052%) MCTS
11 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.97%) QA
2 35 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.68%) GCP
4 14 (0.73%) MiFID
5 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.052%) HL7
9 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 520 (27.24%) Docker
2 172 (9.01%) HDFS
3 169 (8.85%) Apache Flume
4 54 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 26 (1.36%) Active Directory
6 25 (1.31%) vSphere
7 17 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.58%) KVM
10 9 (0.47%) iptables
10 9 (0.47%) QEMU
11 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.10%) LXC
12 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.052%) GridGain
13 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 253 (13.25%) Kubernetes
2 193 (10.11%) Ansible
3 160 (8.38%) Terraform
4 140 (7.33%) Puppet
5 125 (6.55%) Oozie
6 107 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
7 97 (5.08%) Hadoop YARN
8 62 (3.25%) Prometheus
9 56 (2.93%) Mesos
10 52 (2.72%) logstash
11 44 (2.30%) Kibana
12 30 (1.57%) Grafana
13 29 (1.52%) Nagios
14 25 (1.31%) Marathon
14 25 (1.31%) Rancher
15 21 (1.10%) ZABBIX
16 18 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
16 18 (0.94%) Packer
17 15 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
18 14 (0.73%) Consul
Vendors
1 264 (13.83%) Oracle
2 191 (10.01%) Cloudera
3 167 (8.75%) Google
4 137 (7.18%) Hortonworks
5 102 (5.34%) Microsoft
6 78 (4.09%) Talend
7 76 (3.98%) Splunk
8 72 (3.77%) Informatica
9 63 (3.30%) IBM
10 48 (2.51%) SAP
11 47 (2.46%) VMware
12 45 (2.36%) AppDynamics
13 43 (2.25%) MapR
14 39 (2.04%) Tableau
15 38 (1.99%) Sybase
16 30 (1.57%) Vertica
17 29 (1.52%) New Relic
17 29 (1.52%) SnapLogic
18 26 (1.36%) EXASOL
18 26 (1.36%) SaltStack