Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 241 285
Rank change year-on-year +97 +44 +153
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,127 1,858 1,973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 1.37% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.19% 3.63% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,126 1,533 1,395
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £43,600
90th Percentile £105,000 £108,500 £98,260
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% -

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 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 21,701 51,119 65,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.86% 37.60% 39.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18,513 42,072 53,978
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,600 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka.

Salary trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 16 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 27 October 2020. 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 +100 1,076 £74,000 +2.07% 244
London +78 777 £80,000 - 147
UK excluding London +93 331 £60,000 +14.29% 117
Work from Home +40 171 £67,500 -10.00% 47
South East +91 95 £62,500 +4.17% 20
Midlands +161 80 £60,000 +17.07% 16
North of England +81 65 £57,500 +15.00% 39
West Midlands +114 54 £60,000 -5.88% 10
South West +50 35 £50,000 -4.76% 13
Yorkshire +54 34 £57,500 +15.00% 11
North West +133 31 £55,000 -8.33% 23
Scotland +73 30 £61,250 +7.22% 20
East Midlands +102 26 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Wales +39 13 £47,500 +40.49% 2
East of England +66 12 £70,000 +33.33% 7
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 610 (54.13%) Java
2 483 (42.86%) Docker
3 471 (41.79%) AWS
4 465 (41.26%) Microservices
5 439 (38.95%) Python
6 434 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
7 407 (36.11%) Kubernetes
8 312 (27.68%) DevOps
9 287 (25.47%) Finance
10 284 (25.20%) Apache Spark
11 267 (23.69%) Software Engineering
11 267 (23.69%) SQL
12 258 (22.89%) JavaScript
13 250 (22.18%) TDD
14 247 (21.92%) Scala
15 246 (21.83%) NoSQL
16 234 (20.76%) Azure
17 225 (19.96%) Hadoop
18 224 (19.88%) Big Data
19 223 (19.79%) Spring
20 182 (16.15%) Spring Boot
21 174 (15.44%) MongoDB
22 160 (14.20%) Linux
23 158 (14.02%) Node.js
24 155 (13.75%) Apache Cassandra
25 147 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
26 143 (12.69%) React
27 140 (12.42%) RabbitMQ
28 138 (12.24%) Terraform
29 135 (11.98%) AngularJS

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
1 284 (25.20%) Apache Spark
2 147 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (6.83%) Apache
4 42 (3.73%) Confluence
5 20 (1.77%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.51%) CMS
7 16 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (1.06%) Luigi
9 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.44%) Tornado
12 4 (0.35%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.35%) JBoss
12 4 (0.35%) nginx
12 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.27%) Pachyderm
14 1 (0.089%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.089%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.089%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.35%) Eikon
4 3 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 471 (41.79%) AWS
2 234 (20.76%) Azure
3 121 (10.74%) GCP
4 103 (9.14%) Serverless
5 91 (8.07%) SaaS
6 66 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (4.17%) Amazon S3
8 44 (3.90%) Amazon Kinesis
9 41 (3.64%) GitHub
10 37 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (2.75%) PaaS
12 28 (2.48%) Amazon EKS
13 23 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
14 22 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (1.86%) OpenShift
16 20 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (1.77%) AWS CloudTrail
16 20 (1.77%) IaaS
17 19 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.28%) HTTP
2 25 (2.22%) Firewall
3 13 (1.15%) AMQP
4 12 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.80%) Internet
6 8 (0.71%) DNS
7 6 (0.53%) FTP
8 5 (0.44%) VPN
9 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.18%) DHCP
10 2 (0.18%) Modbus
10 2 (0.18%) MQTT
10 2 (0.18%) Profibus
10 2 (0.18%) RS-232
10 2 (0.18%) RS-485
10 2 (0.18%) SSL
11 1 (0.089%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.089%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (21.83%) NoSQL
2 225 (19.96%) Hadoop
3 224 (19.88%) Big Data
4 174 (15.44%) MongoDB
5 155 (13.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 135 (11.98%) PostgreSQL
7 133 (11.80%) SQL Server
8 102 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (6.83%) Data Lake
10 70 (6.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 70 (6.21%) Relational Database
11 60 (5.32%) Flink
11 60 (5.32%) Redis
12 57 (5.06%) MySQL
13 46 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (3.55%) Snowflake Schema
15 38 (3.37%) BigQuery
15 38 (3.37%) HBase
16 35 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
17 27 (2.40%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 129 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 112 (9.94%) Jenkins
3 59 (5.24%) JIRA
4 41 (3.64%) GitLab
5 31 (2.75%) Selenium
6 30 (2.66%) Maven
7 28 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 18 (1.60%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.51%) JUnit
11 13 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.89%) Appium
12 10 (0.89%) NUnit
13 9 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.80%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.71%) Charles Proxy
14 8 (0.71%) Gradle
14 8 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 287 (25.47%) Finance
2 125 (11.09%) Banking
3 31 (2.75%) Games
4 28 (2.48%) Marketing
5 25 (2.22%) Front Office
6 15 (1.33%) Advertising
7 13 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.06%) Law
9 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.89%) Retail
11 7 (0.62%) French Language
11 7 (0.62%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.44%) Public Sector
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.089%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 491 (43.57%) Developer
2 210 (18.63%) Java Developer
3 174 (15.44%) Data Engineer
4 132 (11.71%) Senior Developer
5 118 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 112 (9.94%) Architect
7 81 (7.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 78 (6.92%) Java Engineer
9 64 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 60 (5.32%) AWS Engineer
11 55 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
12 51 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (4.17%) Senior Data Engineer
14 44 (3.90%) Lead Developer
14 44 (3.90%) Scala Developer
15 38 (3.37%) Data Architect
16 36 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
17 34 (3.02%) Python Developer
18 32 (2.84%) Java Software Engineer
18 32 (2.84%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (19.79%) Spring
2 182 (16.15%) Spring Boot
3 158 (14.02%) Node.js
4 143 (12.69%) React
5 140 (12.42%) RabbitMQ
6 135 (11.98%) AngularJS
7 131 (11.62%) REST
8 130 (11.54%) .NET
9 84 (7.45%) .NET Core
10 81 (7.19%) React Native
11 61 (5.41%) Web Services
12 57 (5.06%) RESTful
13 53 (4.70%) ActiveMQ
14 49 (4.35%) Vue.js
15 48 (4.26%) .NET Framework
15 48 (4.26%) HTML
16 47 (4.17%) GraphQL
17 46 (4.08%) gRPC
18 45 (3.99%) CSS
19 44 (3.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 73 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.15%) Cloud Native
5 55 (4.88%) Data Structures
6 53 (4.70%) Algorithms
7 35 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 31 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (2.48%) User Experience
10 25 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (2.13%) Equities
12 23 (2.04%) Fixed Income
13 21 (1.86%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.42%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.42%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.33%) Private Cloud
16 14 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (1.24%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.89%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 160 (14.20%) Linux
2 48 (4.26%) Windows
3 24 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (1.95%) CentOS
5 20 (1.77%) Android
6 15 (1.33%) Unix
7 13 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.18%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.089%) AIX
12 1 (0.089%) Solaris
12 1 (0.089%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (41.26%) Microservices
2 434 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (27.68%) DevOps
4 267 (23.69%) Software Engineering
5 250 (22.18%) TDD
6 134 (11.89%) Fintech
7 130 (11.54%) Scrum
8 120 (10.65%) Analytics
9 105 (9.32%) Machine Learning
10 101 (8.96%) Data Science
11 100 (8.87%) Open Source
12 97 (8.61%) Test Automation
13 96 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
14 95 (8.43%) Multithreading
14 95 (8.43%) OO
15 94 (8.34%) BDD
16 90 (7.99%) Mentoring
17 86 (7.63%) Computer Science
18 79 (7.01%) Data Engineering
19 78 (6.92%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 610 (54.13%) Java
2 439 (38.95%) Python
3 267 (23.69%) SQL
4 258 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 247 (21.92%) Scala
6 134 (11.89%) Go
7 128 (11.36%) Java 8
8 122 (10.83%) Kotlin
9 113 (10.03%) C#
10 63 (5.59%) TypeScript
11 60 (5.32%) Ruby
12 52 (4.61%) Clojure
13 42 (3.73%) PHP
14 40 (3.55%) R
15 38 (3.37%) C++
16 33 (2.93%) Elixir
17 32 (2.84%) Bash Shell
18 31 (2.75%) C
19 30 (2.66%) PL/SQL
20 26 (2.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (9.32%) Degree
2 79 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 53 (4.70%) Security Cleared
4 32 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.77%) Master's Degree
7 19 (1.69%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.89%) PhD
9 8 (0.71%) ISEB
9 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.62%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.089%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.55%) QA
2 9 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.27%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.27%) PSD2
3 3 (0.27%) TARGET2
System Software
1 483 (42.86%) Docker
2 24 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 16 (1.42%) HDFS
4 6 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.44%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.35%) Varnish
7 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.089%) Gluster
8 1 (0.089%) NFS
Systems Management
1 407 (36.11%) Kubernetes
2 138 (12.24%) Terraform
3 92 (8.16%) Ansible
4 24 (2.13%) Puppet
5 20 (1.77%) Mesos
6 18 (1.60%) Marathon
6 18 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.15%) Kibana
8 10 (0.89%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.80%) Istio
9 9 (0.80%) Netcool
9 9 (0.80%) Opsview
10 6 (0.53%) logstash
11 5 (0.44%) Packer
12 3 (0.27%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.27%) Nagios
12 3 (0.27%) Oozie
12 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.27%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 98 (8.70%) Oracle
2 52 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 51 (4.53%) Databricks
4 41 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 33 (2.93%) Google
6 18 (1.60%) VMware
7 17 (1.51%) TIBCO
8 16 (1.42%) Splunk
9 14 (1.24%) IBM
9 14 (1.24%) Solace
10 13 (1.15%) Facebook
11 10 (0.89%) TOWER Software
12 9 (0.80%) AppDynamics
12 9 (0.80%) Confluent
12 9 (0.80%) Dynatrace
12 9 (0.80%) SevOne
13 7 (0.62%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.62%) StreamSets
14 6 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.53%) Informatica