Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 289 439
Rank change year-on-year +51 +150 +308
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,854 1,949 1,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.19% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.64% 2.98% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,434 1,343 945
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £43,750 £44,518 £43,750
90th Percentile £109,625 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +15.00%

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 50,966 65,372 70,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.46% 39.99% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 41,863 54,062 57,976
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,225 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% +2.45% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 +44 1,764 £72,500 +3.57% 320
London +14 1,147 £80,000 +10.34% 225
UK excluding London +103 691 £52,500 -8.70% 107
South East +52 222 £57,500 -4.17% 32
North of England +63 144 £50,000 -28.57% 28
South West +68 121 £52,500 -4.55% 11
Yorkshire +66 110 £50,000 -9.09% 16
East of England +73 82 £52,500 -4.55% 14
Scotland +20 52 £57,124 +3.86% 10
Midlands +15 49 £55,000 +29.41% 10
West Midlands +30 35 £62,500 +56.25% 6
North West -3 24 £60,000 -14.29% 6
Wales +13 22 £33,811 -49.91% 2
East Midlands +7 14 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North East +25 10 £45,412 -54.59% 6
Northern Ireland -17 1 £67,500 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,044 (56.31%) Java
2 841 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (45.20%) Docker
4 822 (44.34%) AWS
5 686 (37.00%) Apache Spark
6 684 (36.89%) Python
7 672 (36.25%) Kubernetes
8 618 (33.33%) Big Data
9 594 (32.04%) Microservices
10 564 (30.42%) DevOps
11 513 (27.67%) Linux
12 487 (26.27%) Software Engineering
13 483 (26.05%) Spring
14 425 (22.92%) SQL
15 420 (22.65%) Scala
16 399 (21.52%) Hadoop
17 384 (20.71%) Git (software)
18 370 (19.96%) MongoDB
19 358 (19.31%) GCP
20 351 (18.93%) Finance
21 341 (18.39%) Azure
22 325 (17.53%) JavaScript
23 323 (17.42%) Analytics
24 317 (17.10%) TDD
25 312 (16.83%) Scrum
26 311 (16.77%) NoSQL
27 294 (15.86%) Apache Cassandra
28 286 (15.43%) Data Science
29 279 (15.05%) Jenkins
30 278 (14.99%) Spring Boot

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
1 686 (37.00%) Apache Spark
2 242 (13.05%) Elasticsearch
3 134 (7.23%) Apache
4 114 (6.15%) Confluence
5 66 (3.56%) OpenStack
6 52 (2.80%) Apache Airflow
7 38 (2.05%) Apache Pig
8 27 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.24%) nginx
10 21 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.13%) Luigi
11 20 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.59%) CloudStack
12 11 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.43%) JBoss
14 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.22%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.22%) SAS
16 3 (0.16%) Jupyter
17 2 (0.11%) Camunda
Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.38%) Gephi
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.054%) SPSS
4 1 (0.054%) Stata
4 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.11%) Magento
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.054%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 822 (44.34%) AWS
2 358 (19.31%) GCP
3 341 (18.39%) Azure
4 101 (5.45%) Serverless
5 94 (5.07%) OpenShift
6 90 (4.85%) Amazon S3
7 84 (4.53%) SaaS
8 63 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
9 59 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (3.02%) PaaS
11 55 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
12 51 (2.75%) Amazon Kinesis
13 50 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
14 46 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 42 (2.27%) GitHub
16 34 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
17 30 (1.62%) Power Platform
18 28 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
19 27 (1.46%) IaaS
20 20 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.02%) DNS
2 44 (2.37%) Firewall
3 43 (2.32%) HTTP
4 42 (2.27%) Internet
5 40 (2.16%) HTTPS
6 37 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.46%) VPN
8 24 (1.29%) DHCP
8 24 (1.29%) DMZ
9 8 (0.43%) Skype
9 8 (0.43%) SSL
10 7 (0.38%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.38%) MPLS
11 6 (0.32%) AMQP
11 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.27%) Network Security
13 3 (0.16%) LAN
13 3 (0.16%) MQTT
13 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (33.33%) Big Data
2 399 (21.52%) Hadoop
3 370 (19.96%) MongoDB
4 311 (16.77%) NoSQL
5 294 (15.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 254 (13.70%) Apache Hive
7 237 (12.78%) PostgreSQL
8 157 (8.47%) Redis
9 151 (8.14%) MySQL
10 123 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
11 111 (5.99%) SQL Server
12 107 (5.77%) Relational Database
13 106 (5.72%) Impala
14 93 (5.02%) HBase
15 86 (4.64%) Amazon Redshift
16 68 (3.67%) Flink
17 63 (3.40%) BigQuery
18 62 (3.34%) Sqoop
19 53 (2.86%) Data Lake
20 52 (2.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 384 (20.71%) Git (software)
2 279 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 234 (12.62%) JIRA
4 109 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 99 (5.34%) Selenium
6 86 (4.64%) Bitbucket
7 82 (4.42%) Maven
8 77 (4.15%) git-flow
9 68 (3.67%) webpack
10 60 (3.24%) Gradle
11 59 (3.18%) JUnit
12 53 (2.86%) Babel
13 45 (2.43%) Bitbucket Server
14 34 (1.83%) Artifactory
14 34 (1.83%) GitLab
15 31 (1.67%) JMeter
16 30 (1.62%) Subversion
17 27 (1.46%) TeamCity
18 25 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
19 18 (0.97%) Mockito
General
1 351 (18.93%) Finance
2 154 (8.31%) Retail
3 125 (6.74%) Banking
4 50 (2.70%) Games
5 49 (2.64%) Marketing
6 45 (2.43%) Law
7 39 (2.10%) Front Office
8 24 (1.29%) Advertising
9 21 (1.13%) Publishing
10 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.86%) Legal
12 13 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.65%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.59%) Local Government
15 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.27%) Automotive
17 5 (0.27%) Public Sector
18 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
19 3 (0.16%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 667 (35.98%) Developer
2 363 (19.58%) Java Developer
3 260 (14.02%) Data Engineer
4 203 (10.95%) Software Engineer
5 171 (9.22%) Senior Developer
6 139 (7.50%) Architect
6 139 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 129 (6.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 98 (5.29%) Java Engineer
9 87 (4.69%) Consultant
10 71 (3.83%) Big Data Engineer
11 70 (3.78%) Java Software Engineer
11 70 (3.78%) Scala Developer
12 67 (3.61%) Software Developer
13 64 (3.45%) Python Engineer
14 63 (3.40%) React Developer
15 57 (3.07%) Data Architect
16 53 (2.86%) Data Scientist
17 50 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
17 50 (2.70%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (26.05%) Spring
2 278 (14.99%) Spring Boot
3 266 (14.35%) React
4 236 (12.73%) Node.js
5 223 (12.03%) RabbitMQ
6 200 (10.79%) REST
7 192 (10.36%) Web Services
8 171 (9.22%) RESTful
9 149 (8.04%) AngularJS
10 130 (7.01%) .NET
11 105 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
12 99 (5.34%) JSON
13 81 (4.37%) CSS
13 81 (4.37%) HTML
14 69 (3.72%) Enzyme
15 68 (3.67%) Hibernate
16 65 (3.51%) Vue.js
17 62 (3.34%) ASP.NET
18 58 (3.13%) Apache NiFi
18 58 (3.13%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (3.99%) Algorithms
4 63 (3.40%) Cloud Native
5 57 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (2.75%) User Experience
7 45 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 43 (2.32%) Analytical Mindset
9 43 (2.32%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 38 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
11 34 (1.83%) Public Cloud
12 32 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
13 30 (1.62%) Data Centre
14 28 (1.51%) Fixed Income
15 27 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
16 26 (1.40%) Cybercrime
17 22 (1.19%) Clustering
18 19 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 513 (27.67%) Linux
2 113 (6.09%) Windows
3 105 (5.66%) Unix
4 56 (3.02%) Android
5 55 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.40%) CentOS
8 24 (1.29%) Solaris
9 19 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.43%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.22%) Debian
13 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.054%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.054%) Fedora
14 1 (0.054%) HPUX
14 1 (0.054%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (32.04%) Microservices
3 564 (30.42%) DevOps
4 487 (26.27%) Software Engineering
5 323 (17.42%) Analytics
6 317 (17.10%) TDD
7 312 (16.83%) Scrum
8 286 (15.43%) Data Science
9 263 (14.19%) Machine Learning
10 210 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
11 202 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
12 198 (10.68%) ETL
13 173 (9.33%) Data Engineering
14 172 (9.28%) Test Automation
15 170 (9.17%) BDD
16 169 (9.12%) Fintech
17 156 (8.41%) Mentoring
18 145 (7.82%) Open Source
19 144 (7.77%) Data Analytics
20 135 (7.28%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (56.31%) Java
2 684 (36.89%) Python
3 425 (22.92%) SQL
4 420 (22.65%) Scala
5 325 (17.53%) JavaScript
6 245 (13.21%) Java 8
7 232 (12.51%) Go
8 140 (7.55%) Bash Shell
9 139 (7.50%) C
10 107 (5.77%) C#
11 92 (4.96%) C++
12 79 (4.26%) Kotlin
13 73 (3.94%) R
14 72 (3.88%) Perl
15 67 (3.61%) Ruby
16 66 (3.56%) ES6
17 64 (3.45%) TypeScript
18 60 (3.24%) ES7
19 39 (2.10%) Clojure
20 26 (1.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 203 (10.95%) Degree
2 77 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 36 (1.94%) CCNA
5 36 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (1.94%) CISSP
5 36 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
5 36 (1.94%) GIAC
5 36 (1.94%) Linux+ Certification
5 36 (1.94%) MCSE
5 36 (1.94%) Network+ Certification
5 36 (1.94%) SANS
5 36 (1.94%) SSCP
6 27 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.29%) MCP
7 24 (1.29%) RHCE
8 19 (1.02%) PhD
9 16 (0.86%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.13%) QA
2 32 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.27%) GDPR
5 4 (0.22%) SEPA
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 838 (45.20%) Docker
2 86 (4.64%) Apache Flume
3 59 (3.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 54 (2.91%) HDFS
5 39 (2.10%) Active Directory
6 24 (1.29%) Firmware
6 24 (1.29%) NFS
7 10 (0.54%) Cronacle
8 8 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (0.27%) etcd
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.054%) KVM
11 1 (0.054%) Lustre
11 1 (0.054%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.054%) Squid
11 1 (0.054%) Varnish
11 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 672 (36.25%) Kubernetes
2 218 (11.76%) Ansible
3 205 (11.06%) Terraform
4 138 (7.44%) Puppet
5 136 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
6 113 (6.09%) Mesos
7 108 (5.83%) Oozie
8 101 (5.45%) Marathon
9 48 (2.59%) Hadoop YARN
10 45 (2.43%) Prometheus
11 39 (2.10%) Kibana
12 31 (1.67%) Grafana
13 25 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
13 25 (1.35%) Istio
14 24 (1.29%) Packer
15 21 (1.13%) linkerd
16 20 (1.08%) Control-M
17 19 (1.02%) logstash
17 19 (1.02%) Nagios
18 17 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 207 (11.17%) Google
2 206 (11.11%) Oracle
3 95 (5.12%) Splunk
4 86 (4.64%) Microsoft
5 78 (4.21%) Cloudera
6 67 (3.61%) Hortonworks
7 55 (2.97%) Tableau
8 40 (2.16%) Informatica
9 37 (2.00%) IBM
10 28 (1.51%) SAP
10 28 (1.51%) Talend
11 27 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.40%) WorldPay
13 24 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 24 (1.29%) Workday
14 22 (1.19%) Databricks
15 20 (1.08%) MapR
16 18 (0.97%) VMware
17 17 (0.92%) Red Hat
18 16 (0.86%) Facebook