Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 215 238
Rank change year-on-year +84 +23 +83
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,128 1,733 2,180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 1.56% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.32% 3.95% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,693 1,372 1,748
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £44,700
25th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
75th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 33,659 43,861 58,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.00% 39.48% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27,069 36,459 48,018
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 18 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 17 April 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
England +85 1,974 £75,000 - 381
London +53 1,312 £80,000 - 235
UK excluding London +155 747 £60,000 +4.35% 173
Work from Home +63 508 £67,500 -10.00% 99
North of England +144 197 £55,000 +4.76% 43
South West +94 155 £60,000 +33.33% 20
South East +38 144 £72,500 +20.83% 37
North West +106 104 £43,750 -7.89% 20
Midlands +63 92 £62,500 +11.11% 26
Scotland +45 83 £62,500 +13.64% 22
Yorkshire +41 80 £63,750 +15.91% 12
West Midlands +40 57 £60,000 +9.09% 19
East of England +51 47 £75,000 - 20
East Midlands +13 35 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Wales +54 19 £42,500 +16.72% 4
North East - 13 £65,000 - 11
Northern Ireland +8 8 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 with a requirement for Kafka.

1 1,152 (54.14%) Java
2 1,092 (51.32%) Docker
3 926 (43.52%) AWS
4 908 (42.67%) Python
5 894 (42.01%) Microservices
6 882 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
7 867 (40.74%) Kubernetes
8 682 (32.05%) DevOps
9 669 (31.44%) Software Engineering
10 548 (25.75%) SQL
11 527 (24.77%) Finance
12 509 (23.92%) Apache Spark
13 467 (21.95%) JavaScript
13 467 (21.95%) TDD
14 465 (21.85%) Azure
15 441 (20.72%) Spring
16 418 (19.64%) Big Data
17 399 (18.75%) NoSQL
18 394 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
19 382 (17.95%) Node.js
20 376 (17.67%) MongoDB
21 372 (17.48%) React
22 361 (16.96%) Jenkins
23 356 (16.73%) Hadoop
24 342 (16.07%) Spring Boot
25 335 (15.74%) GCP
25 335 (15.74%) Fintech
26 318 (14.94%) Linux
27 314 (14.76%) Go
28 312 (14.66%) Scrum

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
1 509 (23.92%) Apache Spark
2 269 (12.64%) Elasticsearch
3 203 (9.54%) Apache
4 73 (3.43%) Apache Airflow
5 60 (2.82%) Confluence
6 49 (2.30%) Luigi
7 23 (1.08%) GemFire
8 22 (1.03%) Apache Pig
9 11 (0.52%) Apache Pulsar
9 11 (0.52%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.47%) Apache Synapse
10 10 (0.47%) CMS
11 9 (0.42%) nginx
12 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.33%) IIS
13 7 (0.33%) SAS
13 7 (0.33%) Tornado
14 6 (0.28%) JBoss
15 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.28%) Gephi
3 2 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) R3 Corda
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.094%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.047%) Magento
5 1 (0.047%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.047%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 926 (43.52%) AWS
2 465 (21.85%) Azure
3 335 (15.74%) GCP
4 131 (6.16%) Amazon Kinesis
5 125 (5.87%) Serverless
6 119 (5.59%) SaaS
7 102 (4.79%) GitHub
8 76 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
9 63 (2.96%) Amazon S3
10 61 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
11 59 (2.77%) PaaS
12 50 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
13 48 (2.26%) OpenShift
14 46 (2.16%) IaaS
14 46 (2.16%) Power Platform
15 37 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
15 37 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
16 35 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 25 (1.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.29%) HTTP
2 27 (1.27%) Firewall
3 25 (1.17%) SSL
4 19 (0.89%) Internet
4 19 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.75%) DNS
6 12 (0.56%) AMQP
7 11 (0.52%) VPN
8 9 (0.42%) SAN
8 9 (0.42%) SMTP
9 6 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.28%) IMAP
9 6 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.28%) LAN
9 6 (0.28%) MPLS
9 6 (0.28%) WAN
10 5 (0.23%) Calico
10 5 (0.23%) FTP
10 5 (0.23%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (19.64%) Big Data
2 399 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 394 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
4 376 (17.67%) MongoDB
5 356 (16.73%) Hadoop
6 195 (9.16%) MySQL
7 189 (8.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 179 (8.41%) SQL Server
9 151 (7.10%) Relational Database
10 136 (6.39%) Redis
11 122 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
12 105 (4.93%) Apache Hive
13 84 (3.95%) BigQuery
14 77 (3.62%) Data Lake
15 75 (3.52%) Flink
16 73 (3.43%) Amazon Redshift
17 67 (3.15%) HBase
18 65 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 47 (2.21%) Couchbase
20 43 (2.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 361 (16.96%) Jenkins
2 254 (11.94%) Git (software)
3 176 (8.27%) GitLab
4 98 (4.61%) JIRA
5 97 (4.56%) Gradle
6 76 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 69 (3.24%) Maven
8 57 (2.68%) JUnit
8 57 (2.68%) Selenium
9 53 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 36 (1.69%) SonarQube
11 33 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 33 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 29 (1.36%) Protractor
13 27 (1.27%) Cypress.io
14 26 (1.22%) Artifactory
15 23 (1.08%) Mockito
16 19 (0.89%) IntelliJ
17 18 (0.85%) Eclipse
17 18 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 527 (24.77%) Finance
2 238 (11.18%) Banking
3 151 (7.10%) Games
4 70 (3.29%) Front Office
5 65 (3.05%) Retail
6 49 (2.30%) Legal
7 38 (1.79%) Law
8 35 (1.64%) Public Sector
9 34 (1.60%) Advertising
10 30 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.22%) Marketing
12 19 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.85%) Online Betting
14 14 (0.66%) Telecoms
15 11 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Back Office
17 5 (0.23%) Billing
17 5 (0.23%) Electronics
18 4 (0.19%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 815 (38.30%) Developer
2 371 (17.43%) Java Developer
3 329 (15.46%) Software Engineer
4 302 (14.19%) Data Engineer
5 215 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 186 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 142 (6.67%) Java Engineer
8 131 (6.16%) Architect
9 107 (5.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 97 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 92 (4.32%) AWS Engineer
12 90 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
13 87 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
14 80 (3.76%) .NET Software Engineer
14 80 (3.76%) Senior Data Engineer
15 77 (3.62%) Python Developer
15 77 (3.62%) Senior DevOps
16 71 (3.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 71 (3.34%) Software Developer
17 68 (3.20%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (20.72%) Spring
2 382 (17.95%) Node.js
3 372 (17.48%) React
4 342 (16.07%) Spring Boot
5 305 (14.33%) .NET
6 276 (12.97%) REST
7 250 (11.75%) AngularJS
8 244 (11.47%) RabbitMQ
9 213 (10.01%) .NET Core
10 147 (6.91%) RESTful
11 145 (6.81%) Web Services
12 142 (6.67%) .NET Framework
13 104 (4.89%) Apache NiFi
14 100 (4.70%) ActiveMQ
15 99 (4.65%) gRPC
16 90 (4.23%) JSON
17 84 (3.95%) Hibernate
18 77 (3.62%) Apache Flex
19 76 (3.57%) GraphQL
20 69 (3.24%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
2 98 (4.61%) Cloud Native
3 83 (3.90%) User Experience
4 70 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
6 67 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 46 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 46 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 40 (1.88%) Hedge funds
9 38 (1.79%) Cyberattack
9 38 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.60%) Equities
11 31 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 27 (1.27%) Management Information System
15 26 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
15 26 (1.22%) PKI
15 26 (1.22%) Public Cloud
16 25 (1.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 318 (14.94%) Linux
2 89 (4.18%) Unix
3 52 (2.44%) CentOS
4 42 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (1.79%) Windows
6 24 (1.13%) Ubuntu
7 17 (0.80%) Android
8 14 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.38%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.094%) AIX
11 2 (0.094%) Debian
11 2 (0.094%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.094%) Solaris
12 1 (0.047%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (42.01%) Microservices
2 882 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
3 682 (32.05%) DevOps
4 669 (31.44%) Software Engineering
5 467 (21.95%) TDD
6 335 (15.74%) Fintech
7 312 (14.66%) Scrum
8 251 (11.80%) Analytics
9 248 (11.65%) Test Automation
10 235 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
11 232 (10.90%) Data Science
12 217 (10.20%) Mentoring
13 192 (9.02%) ETL
14 188 (8.83%) Data Engineering
15 183 (8.60%) Machine Learning
16 166 (7.80%) Infrastructure as Code
17 158 (7.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 153 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
19 148 (6.95%) Artificial Intelligence
20 139 (6.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,152 (54.14%) Java
2 908 (42.67%) Python
3 548 (25.75%) SQL
4 467 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 314 (14.76%) Go
6 243 (11.42%) Scala
7 233 (10.95%) C#
8 207 (9.73%) Java 8
9 138 (6.48%) Kotlin
10 133 (6.25%) TypeScript
11 99 (4.65%) Bash Shell
12 86 (4.04%) C++
13 71 (3.34%) C
14 68 (3.20%) PHP
15 57 (2.68%) Shell Script
16 51 (2.40%) R
17 30 (1.41%) Groovy
18 27 (1.27%) Ruby
19 22 (1.03%) PL/SQL
20 20 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 144 (6.77%) Degree
2 76 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 59 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 46 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.89%) OCP
5 19 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
6 14 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.33%) PhD
10 6 (0.28%) CCNA
10 6 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.28%) CISSP
10 6 (0.28%) GIAC
10 6 (0.28%) ISEB
10 6 (0.28%) Linux+ Certification
10 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (0.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.93%) QA
2 34 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.14%) GRC
4 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.047%) GDPR
System Software
1 1,092 (51.32%) Docker
2 35 (1.64%) HDFS
3 24 (1.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 23 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.52%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.23%) Postfix
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.094%) Firmware
10 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.047%) GridGain
11 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.047%) KVM
11 1 (0.047%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 867 (40.74%) Kubernetes
2 303 (14.24%) Ansible
3 250 (11.75%) Terraform
4 106 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (3.34%) Prometheus
6 60 (2.82%) Puppet
7 48 (2.26%) Grafana
8 28 (1.32%) Graphite
9 24 (1.13%) Kibana
10 23 (1.08%) Nagios
10 23 (1.08%) ZABBIX
11 20 (0.94%) Oozie
12 15 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (0.61%) Istio
14 10 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
15 9 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.42%) Packer
16 7 (0.33%) Opsview
17 6 (0.28%) logstash
18 5 (0.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 126 (5.92%) Oracle
2 118 (5.55%) Google
3 82 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 69 (3.24%) Red Hat
5 46 (2.16%) IBM
6 44 (2.07%) VMware
7 42 (1.97%) Zend
8 40 (1.88%) Databricks
9 34 (1.60%) Talend
10 29 (1.36%) Splunk
11 26 (1.22%) Cloudera
12 22 (1.03%) Informatica
13 21 (0.99%) Charles River
14 17 (0.80%) Okta
15 15 (0.70%) Teradata
16 14 (0.66%) Spotify
17 12 (0.56%) Confluent
17 12 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
18 11 (0.52%) Hortonworks
18 11 (0.52%) Solace