Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 435 753
Rank change year-on-year +155 +318 +255
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,967 1,260 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 0.72% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 1.79% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 943 443
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +15.00% -4.76%

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 65,878 70,285 74,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.98% 40.21% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54,474 58,135 64,678
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 +143 1,884 £70,000 +3.70% 369
London +109 1,344 £72,500 +3.57% 272
UK excluding London +139 602 £57,500 - 126
South East +55 213 £60,000 -7.69% 30
North of England +50 110 £70,000 +33.33% 23
East of England +71 85 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Midlands +59 71 £42,500 -19.05% 19
North West +36 66 £70,000 +33.33% 11
South West -6 60 £55,000 - 17
Scotland +26 46 £55,000 -21.43% 21
Yorkshire +23 43 £55,000 +4.76% 11
West Midlands +59 37 £40,000 -23.81% 4
East Midlands +14 34 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Wales +5 11 £67,500 +106.98% 6
Northern Ireland +10 6 £60,000 +5.26% 2
North East - 3 £100,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,213 (61.67%) Java
2 988 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 923 (46.92%) Big Data
4 873 (44.38%) Apache Spark
5 798 (40.57%) Hadoop
6 725 (36.86%) Python
7 635 (32.28%) SQL
8 602 (30.60%) Amazon AWS
9 568 (28.88%) Scala
10 565 (28.72%) Microservices
11 559 (28.42%) NoSQL
12 518 (26.33%) Docker
13 498 (25.32%) Finance
14 482 (24.50%) Software Engineering
15 460 (23.39%) DevOps
16 436 (22.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 434 (22.06%) Linux
18 407 (20.69%) Analytics
19 395 (20.08%) Spring
20 394 (20.03%) TDD
21 385 (19.57%) Apache Hive
21 385 (19.57%) MongoDB
22 361 (18.35%) Elasticsearch
23 353 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
24 327 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
25 324 (16.47%) Degree
26 321 (16.32%) JavaScript
27 319 (16.22%) Open Source
28 316 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
29 293 (14.90%) Java 8

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
1 873 (44.38%) Apache Spark
2 361 (18.35%) Elasticsearch
3 237 (12.05%) Apache
4 99 (5.03%) Apache Pig
5 70 (3.56%) Apache Solr
6 61 (3.10%) Confluence
7 48 (2.44%) SAS
8 28 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.97%) JBoss
9 19 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (0.86%) CloudStack
11 14 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.71%) CMS
11 14 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.56%) nginx
14 10 (0.51%) GemFire
14 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.36%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.25%) Actimize
3 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.051%) Magento
4 1 (0.051%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 602 (30.60%) Amazon AWS
2 327 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 83 (4.22%) Serverless
5 81 (4.12%) PaaS
6 77 (3.91%) Amazon EMR
6 77 (3.91%) GitHub
7 69 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (3.20%) Amazon S3
9 52 (2.64%) Amazon Kinesis
10 51 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
11 48 (2.44%) SaaS
12 44 (2.24%) Slack
13 39 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
14 35 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (1.32%) IaaS
16 22 (1.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 19 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
17 19 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
18 18 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.71%) HTTP
2 43 (2.19%) Internet
3 33 (1.68%) Firewall
4 25 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.22%) DNS
6 22 (1.12%) AMQP
7 19 (0.97%) Kerberos
8 18 (0.92%) SSL
9 13 (0.66%) VPN
10 10 (0.51%) VLAN
11 6 (0.31%) Extranet
11 6 (0.31%) WAN
11 6 (0.31%) WPA
12 4 (0.20%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.20%) LAN
12 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.15%) FTP
13 3 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 923 (46.92%) Big Data
2 798 (40.57%) Hadoop
3 559 (28.42%) NoSQL
4 436 (22.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 385 (19.57%) Apache Hive
5 385 (19.57%) MongoDB
6 226 (11.49%) HBase
7 219 (11.13%) PostgreSQL
8 202 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
9 192 (9.76%) Relational Database
10 170 (8.64%) MySQL
11 158 (8.03%) Redis
12 146 (7.42%) Impala
12 146 (7.42%) SQL Server
13 126 (6.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 108 (5.49%) Flink
15 103 (5.24%) Power BI
16 98 (4.98%) Data Lake
17 79 (4.02%) RDBMS
18 75 (3.81%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 279 (14.18%) Jenkins
2 265 (13.47%) Git (software)
3 130 (6.61%) JIRA
4 110 (5.59%) Maven
5 96 (4.88%) JUnit
6 70 (3.56%) Gradle
7 54 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 54 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 49 (2.49%) Selenium
9 45 (2.29%) Cucumber
10 43 (2.19%) Subversion
11 41 (2.08%) GitLab
12 39 (1.98%) TeamCity
13 37 (1.88%) Eclipse
14 35 (1.78%) CircleCI
15 34 (1.73%) GoCD
16 33 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (1.22%) NUnit
18 22 (1.12%) EasyMock
18 22 (1.12%) Jasmine
General
1 498 (25.32%) Finance
2 274 (13.93%) Banking
3 187 (9.51%) Investment Banking
4 169 (8.59%) Games
5 157 (7.98%) Retail
6 123 (6.25%) Financial Institution
7 102 (5.19%) Telecoms
8 73 (3.71%) Marketing
9 67 (3.41%) Front Office
10 37 (1.88%) Electronics
11 30 (1.53%) Automotive
12 26 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.27%) Advertising
14 21 (1.07%) Law
15 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.46%) Military
17 6 (0.31%) Publishing
18 5 (0.25%) Online Betting
19 3 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 856 (43.52%) Developer
2 393 (19.98%) Java Developer
3 269 (13.68%) Data Engineer
4 204 (10.37%) Architect
5 173 (8.80%) Senior Developer
6 166 (8.44%) Software Engineer
7 165 (8.39%) Big Data Engineer
8 121 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 115 (5.85%) Big Data Developer
10 105 (5.34%) Scala Developer
11 94 (4.78%) Senior Java Developer
12 93 (4.73%) Data Architect
13 92 (4.68%) Java Engineer
14 68 (3.46%) Hadoop Engineer
15 66 (3.36%) Senior Data Engineer
16 57 (2.90%) Data Scientist
16 57 (2.90%) Software Developer
17 55 (2.80%) .NET Developer
18 54 (2.75%) C# Developer
18 54 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (20.08%) Spring
2 290 (14.74%) RESTful
3 277 (14.08%) RabbitMQ
4 269 (13.68%) Web Services
5 261 (13.27%) AngularJS
6 197 (10.02%) Node.js
7 196 (9.96%) React
8 194 (9.86%) .NET
9 193 (9.81%) REST
10 168 (8.54%) HTML
11 143 (7.27%) Spring Boot
12 138 (7.02%) HTML5
13 126 (6.41%) JSON
14 125 (6.35%) Akka
15 111 (5.64%) Middleware
16 110 (5.59%) Hibernate
17 103 (5.24%) ActiveMQ
17 103 (5.24%) JMS
18 98 (4.98%) Spark Streaming
19 92 (4.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 223 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 214 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (8.85%) Fintech
4 147 (7.47%) Algorithms
5 135 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
6 112 (5.69%) Cyberthreat
7 99 (5.03%) Data Structures
8 76 (3.86%) User Experience
9 75 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
10 47 (2.39%) Fixed Income
11 45 (2.29%) Derivative
12 44 (2.24%) Management Information System
13 41 (2.08%) Equities
13 41 (2.08%) Public Cloud
14 40 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (1.98%) Hedge funds
15 39 (1.98%) Mobile App
16 31 (1.58%) Virtual Team
17 28 (1.42%) Blog
17 28 (1.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 434 (22.06%) Linux
2 197 (10.02%) Unix
3 46 (2.34%) Windows
4 34 (1.73%) CentOS
5 22 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 19 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.61%) Android
7 12 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.56%) Solaris
9 10 (0.51%) VMS
10 7 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.25%) DC/OS
11 5 (0.25%) Fedora
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) Debian
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (28.72%) Microservices
3 482 (24.50%) Software Engineering
4 460 (23.39%) DevOps
5 407 (20.69%) Analytics
6 394 (20.03%) TDD
7 353 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
8 319 (16.22%) Open Source
9 316 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
10 290 (14.74%) Scrum
11 256 (13.01%) Data Science
12 247 (12.56%) Machine Learning
13 240 (12.20%) Data Modelling
14 238 (12.10%) ETL
15 233 (11.85%) Test Automation
16 190 (9.66%) SDLC
17 186 (9.46%) Low Latency
18 183 (9.30%) OO
19 176 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
20 152 (7.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,213 (61.67%) Java
2 725 (36.86%) Python
3 635 (32.28%) SQL
4 568 (28.88%) Scala
5 321 (16.32%) JavaScript
6 293 (14.90%) Java 8
7 209 (10.63%) C#
8 141 (7.17%) Go
9 136 (6.91%) C++
10 118 (6.00%) Shell Script
11 104 (5.29%) R
12 95 (4.83%) Bash Shell
13 90 (4.58%) Ruby
14 64 (3.25%) Perl
15 59 (3.00%) PL/SQL
16 40 (2.03%) C
17 38 (1.93%) TypeScript
18 34 (1.73%) Kotlin
19 29 (1.47%) PHP
20 28 (1.42%) F#
Qualifications
1 324 (16.47%) Degree
2 135 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (1.63%) Master's Degree
3 32 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.12%) PhD
5 21 (1.07%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) CCENT
8 3 (0.15%) ISEB
8 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.15%) RHCE
8 3 (0.15%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.051%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.051%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.10%) QA
2 44 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.97%) MiFID
4 5 (0.25%) GDPR
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.051%) HL7
7 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.051%) PMO
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) SEPA
System Software
1 518 (26.33%) Docker
2 162 (8.24%) HDFS
3 139 (7.07%) Apache Flume
4 70 (3.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 28 (1.42%) Active Directory
6 20 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.86%) vSphere
8 12 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.15%) iptables
12 3 (0.15%) KVM
12 3 (0.15%) QEMU
13 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.051%) Firmware
14 1 (0.051%) GridGain
14 1 (0.051%) LXC
14 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 278 (14.13%) Kubernetes
2 149 (7.57%) Terraform
3 147 (7.47%) Ansible
4 138 (7.02%) Puppet
5 131 (6.66%) Hadoop YARN
6 129 (6.56%) Oozie
7 87 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
8 71 (3.61%) Mesos
9 70 (3.56%) Kibana
10 65 (3.30%) Prometheus
11 54 (2.75%) Grafana
12 45 (2.29%) logstash
13 23 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
14 21 (1.07%) Rancher
15 20 (1.02%) Nagios
16 18 (0.92%) Marathon
17 17 (0.86%) Packer
18 16 (0.81%) ZABBIX
19 15 (0.76%) Automic
20 14 (0.71%) Graphite
Vendors
1 244 (12.40%) Oracle
2 167 (8.49%) Cloudera
3 163 (8.29%) Hortonworks
4 148 (7.52%) Google
4 148 (7.52%) Microsoft
5 88 (4.47%) SAP
6 78 (3.97%) Tableau
7 70 (3.56%) Talend
8 65 (3.30%) MapR
9 56 (2.85%) Databricks
9 56 (2.85%) Informatica
10 53 (2.69%) IBM
11 40 (2.03%) TIBCO
12 38 (1.93%) Splunk
13 37 (1.88%) Sybase
14 36 (1.83%) VMware
15 34 (1.73%) Red Hat
16 31 (1.58%) Telerik
17 30 (1.53%) Cadence
18 29 (1.47%) Vertica