Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 486 791
Rank change year-on-year +183 +305 +303
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,867 949 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.56% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.66% 1.38% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,387 792 442
UK median annual salary £68,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.14% +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £38,300
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.51% +26.67% -2.70%

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 70,096 68,546 77,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.82% 40.57% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58,662 58,277 67,044
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 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 14 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 22 May 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 +186 1,792 £70,000 - 315
London +112 1,263 £75,000 +7.14% 213
UK excluding London +210 575 £55,000 -3.51% 119
South East +62 163 £65,000 - 32
North of England +77 128 £55,000 +4.76% 34
East of England +66 94 £72,500 +26.09% 15
Yorkshire +97 91 £53,750 +22.86% 15
South West +39 85 £52,500 +9.95% 9
Midlands +39 57 £53,750 +7.50% 12
West Midlands +27 41 £57,500 +15.00% 7
North West +30 38 £55,000 +2.80% 13
Scotland -18 31 £56,250 -27.42% 16
Wales +20 17 £32,500 +20.37% 1
East Midlands +16 16 £46,250 -19.57% 5

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,116 (59.78%) Java
2 876 (46.92%) Big Data
3 866 (46.38%) Apache Spark
4 850 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
5 796 (42.64%) Hadoop
6 734 (39.31%) Python
7 583 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
8 572 (30.64%) Scala
9 562 (30.10%) SQL
10 508 (27.21%) Docker
10 508 (27.21%) Analytics
11 507 (27.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 488 (26.14%) NoSQL
13 479 (25.66%) Linux
14 457 (24.48%) Software Engineering
15 456 (24.42%) Microservices
16 419 (22.44%) Finance
17 383 (20.51%) DevOps
18 370 (19.82%) Jenkins
19 367 (19.66%) TDD
20 366 (19.60%) MongoDB
21 349 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
22 334 (17.89%) Spring
23 310 (16.60%) Apache Hive
23 310 (16.60%) Open Source
24 301 (16.12%) Elasticsearch
25 289 (15.48%) RabbitMQ
26 287 (15.37%) Machine Learning
27 278 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
28 272 (14.57%) ETL

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
1 866 (46.38%) Apache Spark
2 301 (16.12%) Elasticsearch
3 181 (9.69%) Apache
4 92 (4.93%) Apache Solr
5 61 (3.27%) Apache Pig
6 51 (2.73%) Confluence
7 39 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.18%) CloudStack
8 22 (1.18%) nginx
9 21 (1.12%) SAS
9 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.75%) Jetty
13 13 (0.70%) JBoss
14 11 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
17 8 (0.43%) Luigi
Applications
1 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) RMDS
2 3 (0.16%) Actimize
2 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.16%) Staffware
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 583 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
2 204 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 91 (4.87%) GitHub
5 89 (4.77%) Amazon S3
6 79 (4.23%) Amazon Kinesis
7 72 (3.86%) Amazon EMR
8 58 (3.11%) Serverless
9 55 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
11 36 (1.93%) SaaS
12 32 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.50%) PaaS
14 26 (1.39%) IaaS
14 26 (1.39%) Slack
15 20 (1.07%) Runscope
16 18 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.91%) OpenShift
18 14 (0.75%) Datadog
19 10 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.64%) HTTP
2 33 (1.77%) Internet
3 27 (1.45%) Firewall
3 27 (1.45%) Kerberos
4 24 (1.29%) DNS
5 20 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.91%) AMQP
7 14 (0.75%) VPN
8 11 (0.59%) SSL
9 10 (0.54%) SMS
10 9 (0.48%) Multicast
10 9 (0.48%) SMTP
11 8 (0.43%) MQTT
12 7 (0.37%) FTP
13 6 (0.32%) WAN
14 5 (0.27%) DHCP
14 5 (0.27%) LAN
15 4 (0.21%) IPsec
15 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 876 (46.92%) Big Data
2 796 (42.64%) Hadoop
3 507 (27.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 488 (26.14%) NoSQL
5 366 (19.60%) MongoDB
6 310 (16.60%) Apache Hive
7 264 (14.14%) HBase
8 214 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
9 185 (9.91%) Impala
10 181 (9.69%) MySQL
11 178 (9.53%) Relational Database
12 170 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
13 156 (8.36%) Redis
14 132 (7.07%) Amazon Redshift
15 130 (6.96%) SQL Server
16 100 (5.36%) Sqoop
17 91 (4.87%) Data Lake
18 90 (4.82%) RDBMS
19 71 (3.80%) Flink
20 57 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 370 (19.82%) Jenkins
2 257 (13.77%) Git (software)
3 134 (7.18%) JIRA
4 132 (7.07%) Maven
5 102 (5.46%) JUnit
6 97 (5.20%) Cucumber
7 68 (3.64%) Gradle
8 64 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 63 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 62 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (2.62%) Selenium
12 45 (2.41%) Subversion
13 37 (1.98%) GitLab
14 27 (1.45%) GoCD
14 27 (1.45%) Mockito
15 23 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (1.18%) Vagrant
17 20 (1.07%) Phabricator
18 19 (1.02%) CircleCI
19 16 (0.86%) Spock
General
1 419 (22.44%) Finance
2 235 (12.59%) Banking
3 141 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 133 (7.12%) Games
5 103 (5.52%) Financial Institution
6 100 (5.36%) Telecoms
7 94 (5.03%) Retail
8 75 (4.02%) Marketing
9 66 (3.54%) Front Office
10 30 (1.61%) Advertising
11 29 (1.55%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.45%) Online Betting
13 26 (1.39%) Electronics
14 8 (0.43%) Legal
15 4 (0.21%) Law
15 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
16 3 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
17 2 (0.11%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 610 (32.67%) Developer
2 360 (19.28%) Data Engineer
3 292 (15.64%) Java Developer
4 223 (11.94%) Architect
5 215 (11.52%) Software Engineer
6 187 (10.02%) Big Data Engineer
7 129 (6.91%) Data Architect
8 115 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 113 (6.05%) Java Engineer
10 109 (5.84%) Big Data Architect
11 102 (5.46%) Scala Developer
12 96 (5.14%) Senior Developer
13 78 (4.18%) Big Data Developer
13 78 (4.18%) Hadoop Engineer
14 60 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
14 60 (3.21%) Java Software Engineer
15 54 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
16 52 (2.79%) Data Scientist
17 47 (2.52%) Senior Data Engineer
18 46 (2.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (17.89%) Spring
2 289 (15.48%) RabbitMQ
3 258 (13.82%) RESTful
4 230 (12.32%) Web Services
5 181 (9.69%) React
6 177 (9.48%) .NET
7 165 (8.84%) REST
8 156 (8.36%) Node.js
9 154 (8.25%) AngularJS
10 127 (6.80%) Akka
11 114 (6.11%) HTML
12 105 (5.62%) Spring Boot
13 99 (5.30%) Hibernate
14 98 (5.25%) JMS
14 98 (5.25%) JSON
15 94 (5.03%) ActiveMQ
16 88 (4.71%) Spark Streaming
17 82 (4.39%) XML
18 67 (3.59%) Elastic Stack
19 66 (3.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 190 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 185 (9.91%) Algorithms
3 169 (9.05%) Fintech
4 149 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (4.18%) Cyberthreat
7 67 (3.59%) Data Structures
7 67 (3.59%) User Experience
8 58 (3.11%) Public Cloud
8 58 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (2.73%) Data Centre
10 42 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 42 (2.25%) Online Games
11 35 (1.87%) Fixed Income
11 35 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
12 32 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.66%) Virtual Team
14 29 (1.55%) Management Information System
15 27 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
15 27 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 479 (25.66%) Linux
2 184 (9.86%) Unix
3 39 (2.09%) CentOS
4 31 (1.66%) Windows
5 22 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 16 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.75%) VMS
9 13 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.64%) Android
11 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.37%) Debian
13 6 (0.32%) Fedora
14 5 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.21%) Solaris
16 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.054%) DC/OS
18 1 (0.054%) VyOS
18 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (27.21%) Analytics
3 457 (24.48%) Software Engineering
4 456 (24.42%) Microservices
5 383 (20.51%) DevOps
6 367 (19.66%) TDD
7 349 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
8 310 (16.60%) Open Source
9 287 (15.37%) Machine Learning
10 278 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
11 272 (14.57%) ETL
12 271 (14.52%) Scrum
13 262 (14.03%) Data Science
14 207 (11.09%) OO
15 203 (10.87%) Test Automation
16 179 (9.59%) BDD
17 152 (8.14%) Low Latency
18 146 (7.82%) Data Analytics
19 143 (7.66%) Data Engineering
20 142 (7.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,116 (59.78%) Java
2 734 (39.31%) Python
3 572 (30.64%) Scala
4 562 (30.10%) SQL
5 271 (14.52%) Java 8
6 267 (14.30%) JavaScript
7 210 (11.25%) C#
8 153 (8.19%) Go
9 126 (6.75%) C++
10 120 (6.43%) R
11 119 (6.37%) Bash Shell
12 104 (5.57%) Ruby
13 95 (5.09%) Shell Script
14 86 (4.61%) Perl
15 58 (3.11%) Groovy
16 50 (2.68%) F#
16 50 (2.68%) PHP
17 46 (2.46%) Kotlin
18 34 (1.82%) Clojure
19 25 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 196 (10.50%) Degree
2 115 (6.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.09%) PhD
4 32 (1.71%) Master's Degree
4 32 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.21%) MCSD
8 4 (0.21%) MCTS
9 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.11%) EMC Certification
9 2 (0.11%) RHCE
9 2 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.054%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.054%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.71%) QA
2 38 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.39%) GCP
4 7 (0.37%) MiFID
5 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.11%) EMIR
6 2 (0.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) PSD2
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 508 (27.21%) Docker
2 177 (9.48%) Apache Flume
3 153 (8.19%) HDFS
4 42 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 24 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (1.18%) vSphere
7 17 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.80%) KVM
9 10 (0.54%) iptables
10 9 (0.48%) QEMU
11 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.16%) LXC
13 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.054%) Corosync
14 1 (0.054%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 231 (12.37%) Kubernetes
2 229 (12.27%) Ansible
3 159 (8.52%) Terraform
4 147 (7.87%) Puppet
5 132 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
6 124 (6.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 90 (4.82%) Oozie
8 58 (3.11%) Mesos
9 48 (2.57%) logstash
10 43 (2.30%) Kibana
11 35 (1.87%) Prometheus
12 26 (1.39%) Rancher
13 23 (1.23%) Nagios
14 21 (1.12%) Consul
15 20 (1.07%) Ambari
16 18 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (0.86%) Marathon
17 16 (0.86%) Packer
17 16 (0.86%) Salt
18 14 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 238 (12.75%) Oracle
2 234 (12.53%) Cloudera
3 180 (9.64%) Google
4 156 (8.36%) Hortonworks
5 99 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 86 (4.61%) Talend
7 85 (4.55%) Informatica
8 83 (4.45%) IBM
9 78 (4.18%) Splunk
10 70 (3.75%) Tableau
11 57 (3.05%) SAP
12 49 (2.62%) MapR
12 49 (2.62%) VMware
13 33 (1.77%) AppDynamics
14 32 (1.71%) Greenplum
14 32 (1.71%) Vertica
15 31 (1.66%) TIBCO
16 27 (1.45%) EXASOL
17 26 (1.39%) SaltStack
17 26 (1.39%) Sybase