Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 255 381
Rank change year-on-year +37 +126 +268
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,873 2,074 1,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.37% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.84% 3.47% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,405 1,570 1,109
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £59,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.56% +13.33% -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 48,739 59,811 69,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 39.60% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40,022 48,961 58,744
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +33 1,807 £75,000 +7.14% 369
London +33 1,266 £80,000 +10.34% 275
UK excluding London +18 596 £55,000 -7.56% 120
South East +46 228 £60,000 - 30
North of England -4 105 £52,500 -11.76% 27
South West +14 82 £52,500 -12.50% 11
East of England +58 70 £67,500 - 13
Yorkshire +52 70 £52,500 -4.55% 11
Midlands +25 53 £60,000 +60.00% 13
Scotland +20 53 £57,124 +14.25% 17
East Midlands +7 27 £55,000 +3.77% 8
West Midlands +28 26 £70,000 +154.55% 5
North West -34 26 £60,000 -7.69% 10
North East +2 9 £45,412 -7.96% 6
Wales -8 4 £34,656 -48.66% 8
Northern Ireland +6 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,020 (54.46%) Java
2 853 (45.54%) AWS
3 807 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
4 762 (40.68%) Docker
5 668 (35.66%) Kubernetes
6 648 (34.60%) Python
7 615 (32.84%) Microservices
8 614 (32.78%) Apache Spark
9 576 (30.75%) DevOps
10 531 (28.35%) Big Data
11 496 (26.48%) Software Engineering
12 490 (26.16%) Finance
13 463 (24.72%) SQL
14 428 (22.85%) Scala
15 426 (22.74%) Linux
16 409 (21.84%) Spring
17 380 (20.29%) TDD
18 364 (19.43%) Hadoop
19 361 (19.27%) Git (software)
20 333 (17.78%) Azure
21 331 (17.67%) Data Science
22 326 (17.41%) Analytics
23 325 (17.35%) GCP
24 295 (15.75%) NoSQL
25 290 (15.48%) Apache Cassandra
26 287 (15.32%) Java 8
27 274 (14.63%) MongoDB
28 255 (13.61%) RabbitMQ
29 252 (13.45%) Scrum
29 252 (13.45%) JavaScript

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
1 614 (32.78%) Apache Spark
2 200 (10.68%) Elasticsearch
3 107 (5.71%) Apache
4 79 (4.22%) Apache Airflow
5 71 (3.79%) Confluence
6 35 (1.87%) Luigi
7 34 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 31 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.55%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.75%) nginx
12 11 (0.59%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.48%) JBoss
14 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.32%) WildFly
16 5 (0.27%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.27%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.27%) Mule
17 4 (0.21%) DataSynapse
18 3 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.21%) Gephi
3 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.11%) Eikon
3 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.053%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.053%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.053%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 853 (45.54%) AWS
2 333 (17.78%) Azure
3 325 (17.35%) GCP
4 101 (5.39%) Amazon S3
5 86 (4.59%) SaaS
5 86 (4.59%) Serverless
6 82 (4.38%) Amazon Kinesis
7 73 (3.90%) OpenShift
8 57 (3.04%) Amazon EMR
9 56 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 45 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
12 42 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
13 34 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
14 33 (1.76%) GitHub
15 30 (1.60%) PaaS
16 26 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (1.28%) Power Platform
18 21 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
19 18 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.04%) DNS
2 48 (2.56%) HTTP
3 25 (1.33%) Internet
4 24 (1.28%) DHCP
4 24 (1.28%) DMZ
5 22 (1.17%) Firewall
6 21 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.91%) SSL
8 14 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.59%) VPN
10 7 (0.37%) AMQP
10 7 (0.37%) Calico
10 7 (0.37%) Network Security
11 5 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.27%) FTP
11 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.27%) MPLS
12 3 (0.16%) LAN
12 3 (0.16%) MQTT
13 1 (0.053%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (28.35%) Big Data
2 364 (19.43%) Hadoop
3 295 (15.75%) NoSQL
4 290 (15.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 274 (14.63%) MongoDB
6 248 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (9.45%) Redis
8 172 (9.18%) SQL Server
9 157 (8.38%) Apache Hive
10 147 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
11 132 (7.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 129 (6.89%) Relational Database
13 120 (6.41%) MySQL
14 95 (5.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 92 (4.91%) BigQuery
16 84 (4.48%) Flink
17 73 (3.90%) HBase
18 70 (3.74%) Impala
19 60 (3.20%) Data Lake
20 59 (3.15%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 361 (19.27%) Git (software)
2 229 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 142 (7.58%) JIRA
4 79 (4.22%) Maven
5 70 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (3.26%) JUnit
7 54 (2.88%) Cucumber
8 46 (2.46%) Bitbucket
8 46 (2.46%) Gradle
8 46 (2.46%) Selenium
9 42 (2.24%) GitLab
9 42 (2.24%) NUnit
10 39 (2.08%) Jasmine
10 39 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
10 39 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 32 (1.71%) git-flow
12 30 (1.60%) webpack
13 28 (1.49%) TeamCity
14 25 (1.33%) Artifactory
14 25 (1.33%) CircleCI
General
1 490 (26.16%) Finance
2 148 (7.90%) Banking
3 90 (4.81%) Retail
4 49 (2.62%) Games
5 41 (2.19%) Front Office
6 34 (1.82%) Marketing
7 25 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.01%) Law
8 19 (1.01%) Legal
9 16 (0.85%) Advertising
10 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.69%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.48%) Automotive
13 8 (0.43%) Local Government
13 8 (0.43%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.32%) Public Sector
15 6 (0.32%) Publishing
16 5 (0.27%) Back Office
16 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 649 (34.65%) Developer
2 332 (17.73%) Java Developer
3 311 (16.60%) Data Engineer
4 222 (11.85%) Software Engineer
5 205 (10.95%) Architect
6 174 (9.29%) Senior Developer
7 144 (7.69%) Java Engineer
8 116 (6.19%) Java Software Engineer
8 116 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 110 (5.87%) Data Architect
10 89 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 79 (4.22%) Scala Developer
12 66 (3.52%) Senior Software Engineer
13 65 (3.47%) Software Developer
14 64 (3.42%) Senior Data Engineer
15 56 (2.99%) Senior Java Engineer
16 55 (2.94%) React Developer
17 52 (2.78%) Backend Developer
18 49 (2.62%) Big Data Engineer
18 49 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (21.84%) Spring
2 255 (13.61%) RabbitMQ
3 245 (13.08%) RESTful
4 243 (12.97%) Spring Boot
5 229 (12.23%) REST
6 216 (11.53%) React
7 192 (10.25%) Node.js
8 178 (9.50%) Web Services
9 126 (6.73%) .NET
10 111 (5.93%) AngularJS
11 106 (5.66%) HTML
12 96 (5.13%) CSS
13 80 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
14 74 (3.95%) Redux
15 72 (3.84%) Hibernate
16 71 (3.79%) .NET Core
17 63 (3.36%) React Native
18 62 (3.31%) Enzyme
19 60 (3.20%) JSON
20 51 (2.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
4 64 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 60 (3.20%) Data Structures
7 58 (3.10%) Public Cloud
8 57 (3.04%) Cloud Native
9 46 (2.46%) Mobile App
10 45 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
11 40 (2.14%) Hedge funds
12 39 (2.08%) User Experience
13 26 (1.39%) Data Centre
13 26 (1.39%) Fixed Income
14 21 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (1.01%) PKI
16 16 (0.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 16 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
17 15 (0.80%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 426 (22.74%) Linux
2 97 (5.18%) Unix
3 71 (3.79%) Windows
4 65 (3.47%) Android
5 63 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.99%) Mac OS X
7 26 (1.39%) CentOS
8 25 (1.33%) Solaris
9 17 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.53%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.053%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 807 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (32.84%) Microservices
3 576 (30.75%) DevOps
4 496 (26.48%) Software Engineering
5 380 (20.29%) TDD
6 331 (17.67%) Data Science
7 326 (17.41%) Analytics
8 252 (13.45%) Scrum
9 218 (11.64%) Machine Learning
10 208 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 205 (10.95%) Fintech
12 203 (10.84%) ETL
13 196 (10.46%) Data Engineering
14 165 (8.81%) BDD
15 163 (8.70%) Open Source
16 158 (8.44%) Computer Science
17 151 (8.06%) Data Modelling
18 146 (7.79%) Mentoring
19 139 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
20 128 (6.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,020 (54.46%) Java
2 648 (34.60%) Python
3 463 (24.72%) SQL
4 428 (22.85%) Scala
5 287 (15.32%) Java 8
6 252 (13.45%) JavaScript
7 203 (10.84%) Go
8 139 (7.42%) C#
9 137 (7.31%) C++
10 129 (6.89%) Kotlin
11 108 (5.77%) C
12 105 (5.61%) Bash Shell
13 99 (5.29%) Ruby
14 77 (4.11%) TypeScript
15 49 (2.62%) Clojure
16 43 (2.30%) Apple Swift
17 40 (2.14%) ES6
17 40 (2.14%) Perl
18 39 (2.08%) Shell Script
19 36 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 180 (9.61%) Degree
2 72 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 24 (1.28%) MCP
4 24 (1.28%) RHCE
5 23 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.17%) PhD
7 20 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.96%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.75%) CCNA
9 14 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.75%) CISSP
9 14 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (0.75%) GIAC
9 14 (0.75%) MCSE
9 14 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
9 14 (0.75%) SANS
9 14 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 14 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.31%) QA
2 44 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.66%) SLA
4 23 (1.23%) GDPR
5 5 (0.27%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.053%) EMIR
7 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 762 (40.68%) Docker
2 58 (3.10%) Apache Flume
2 58 (3.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 50 (2.67%) HDFS
4 28 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 24 (1.28%) Firmware
5 24 (1.28%) NFS
6 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.21%) Cronacle
7 4 (0.21%) zsh
8 3 (0.16%) Varnish
9 2 (0.11%) Lustre
9 2 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.053%) Alluxio
10 1 (0.053%) Ceph
10 1 (0.053%) etcd
10 1 (0.053%) KVM
10 1 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 668 (35.66%) Kubernetes
2 217 (11.59%) Ansible
3 184 (9.82%) Terraform
4 106 (5.66%) Mesos
5 95 (5.07%) Marathon
6 91 (4.86%) Puppet
7 71 (3.79%) Oozie
8 69 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (2.62%) Grafana
10 44 (2.35%) Prometheus
11 30 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
12 26 (1.39%) Salt
13 25 (1.33%) Kibana
14 21 (1.12%) Istio
15 20 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (0.91%) Control-M
17 16 (0.85%) Nagios
18 15 (0.80%) linkerd
19 10 (0.53%) Kubeflow
19 10 (0.53%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 206 (11.00%) Oracle
2 180 (9.61%) Google
3 68 (3.63%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.63%) Tableau
4 62 (3.31%) Splunk
5 52 (2.78%) Informatica
6 42 (2.24%) IBM
7 37 (1.98%) Talend
8 32 (1.71%) Cloudera
9 29 (1.55%) WorldPay
10 28 (1.49%) Hortonworks
10 28 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.17%) Workday
13 20 (1.07%) Databricks
13 20 (1.07%) FIS
13 20 (1.07%) SAP
14 19 (1.01%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.96%) Ab Initio