Period
to 20 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 433 735 1008
Rank change year-on-year +302 +273 +192
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1195 573 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 0.75% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 938 468 243
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +14.89%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £103,750 £90,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.52% +13.51%

Kafka is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71129 76440 82104
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.49% 38.77% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 59228 66371 70004
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,995 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 +291 1163 £70,000 - 138
London +193 800 £72,500 - 109
UK excluding London +281 394 £57,000 +20.00% 31
South East +183 164 £62,500 +21.36% 7
North of England +48 80 £55,000 +15.79% 13
South West +35 58 £56,250 - 6
Yorkshire +60 47 £51,250 +7.89% 6
East of England +28 39 £60,000 +50.00% 1
North West +1 32 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Midlands +36 22 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Scotland +18 17 £70,000 - 1
East Midlands - 12 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +28 10 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Wales +24 10 £31,153 -4.15% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £57,000 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Kafka.

1 788 (65.94%) Java
2 706 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (46.44%) Apache Spark
4 496 (41.51%) Python
5 488 (40.84%) Big Data
6 466 (39.00%) Hadoop
7 387 (32.38%) NoSQL
8 382 (31.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 363 (30.38%) Scala
10 362 (30.29%) TDD
11 360 (30.13%) Amazon AWS
12 333 (27.87%) Docker
13 306 (25.61%) Linux
14 304 (25.44%) Software Engineering
15 300 (25.10%) DevOps
16 285 (23.85%) SQL
17 269 (22.51%) JavaScript
18 266 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
19 264 (22.09%) Finance
20 260 (21.76%) Microservices
21 246 (20.59%) Scrum
22 243 (20.33%) Spring
23 241 (20.17%) Apache
24 232 (19.41%) Elasticsearch
25 217 (18.16%) AngularJS
26 216 (18.08%) Analytics
27 209 (17.49%) RabbitMQ
28 208 (17.41%) Node.js
28 208 (17.41%) Jenkins
29 202 (16.90%) Open Source

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
1 555 (46.44%) Apache Spark
2 241 (20.17%) Apache
3 232 (19.41%) Elasticsearch
4 97 (8.12%) Tomcat
5 71 (5.94%) Apache Solr
6 68 (5.69%) Apache Pig
7 38 (3.18%) WebLogic
8 36 (3.01%) WebSphere
9 34 (2.85%) CMS
10 32 (2.68%) Confluence
10 32 (2.68%) Jetty
11 24 (2.01%) JBoss
12 23 (1.92%) Liferay
13 19 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
14 18 (1.51%) nginx
15 15 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (1.17%) SAS
17 12 (1.00%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.92%) Traefik
19 10 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (0.42%) SPSS
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.25%) HipChat
4 1 (0.084%) InVision
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.084%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.084%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 360 (30.13%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (6.53%) GitHub
4 65 (5.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (3.35%) Amazon S3
7 38 (3.18%) Amazon Kinesis
8 28 (2.34%) IaaS
9 27 (2.26%) PaaS
10 25 (2.09%) SaaS
11 22 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.00%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.67%) Loggly
17 8 (0.67%) Sumo Logic
18 7 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.76%) AMQP
2 32 (2.68%) HTTP
3 23 (1.92%) DNS
4 17 (1.42%) Kerberos
5 14 (1.17%) SSL
6 11 (0.92%) Internet
7 10 (0.84%) SAN
8 9 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.59%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (0.59%) Firewall
9 7 (0.59%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.59%) OpenVPN
9 7 (0.59%) VPN
10 6 (0.50%) DHCP
10 6 (0.50%) LAN
10 6 (0.50%) SSH
10 6 (0.50%) WAN
11 5 (0.42%) LDAP
12 4 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (40.84%) Big Data
2 466 (39.00%) Hadoop
3 387 (32.38%) NoSQL
4 382 (31.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 194 (16.23%) Apache Hive
5 194 (16.23%) MongoDB
6 161 (13.47%) Relational Database
7 139 (11.63%) HBase
8 131 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (10.79%) SQL Server
10 107 (8.95%) MySQL
11 105 (8.79%) Redis
12 74 (6.19%) RDBMS
13 59 (4.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 59 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
14 51 (4.27%) Riak
15 46 (3.85%) Neo4j
16 44 (3.68%) Impala
17 42 (3.51%) Blockchain
18 41 (3.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 208 (17.41%) Jenkins
2 186 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 119 (9.96%) Maven
4 71 (5.94%) Cucumber
5 64 (5.36%) JIRA
6 63 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 56 (4.69%) TeamCity
8 49 (4.10%) Subversion
9 48 (4.02%) Gradle
10 46 (3.85%) Vagrant
11 44 (3.68%) webpack
12 42 (3.51%) Selenium
13 36 (3.01%) Eclipse
13 36 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 31 (2.59%) Babel
15 29 (2.43%) Bitbucket
15 29 (2.43%) JBehave
16 27 (2.26%) JUnit
17 26 (2.18%) Mockito
18 22 (1.84%) NUnit
General
1 264 (22.09%) Finance
2 110 (9.21%) Banking
3 89 (7.45%) Marketing
4 78 (6.53%) Retail
5 58 (4.85%) Front Office
5 58 (4.85%) Investment Banking
6 48 (4.02%) Telecoms
7 42 (3.51%) Games
8 41 (3.43%) Manufacturing
9 39 (3.26%) Electronics
9 39 (3.26%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.42%) Legal
11 15 (1.26%) Advertising
11 15 (1.26%) Online Betting
12 13 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.75%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
14 2 (0.17%) Military
15 1 (0.084%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 513 (42.93%) Developer
2 247 (20.67%) Java Developer
3 143 (11.97%) Senior Developer
4 132 (11.05%) Software Engineer
5 125 (10.46%) Data Engineer
6 99 (8.28%) Architect
7 79 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 79 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
8 77 (6.44%) Big Data Engineer
9 66 (5.52%) Java Engineer
10 65 (5.44%) C# Developer
11 62 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
12 58 (4.85%) Data Architect
13 55 (4.60%) Hadoop Engineer
14 54 (4.52%) Big Data Developer
15 53 (4.44%) Scala Developer
16 49 (4.10%) Big Data Architect
16 49 (4.10%) Software Developer
17 46 (3.85%) .NET Developer
18 43 (3.60%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (20.33%) Spring
2 217 (18.16%) AngularJS
3 209 (17.49%) RabbitMQ
4 208 (17.41%) Node.js
5 136 (11.38%) .NET
6 134 (11.21%) REST
7 130 (10.88%) Web Services
8 126 (10.54%) React
9 115 (9.62%) RESTful
10 112 (9.37%) HTML
11 94 (7.87%) ActiveMQ
12 92 (7.70%) JSON
13 86 (7.20%) Hibernate
14 77 (6.44%) CSS
15 73 (6.11%) JMS
16 70 (5.86%) HTML5
17 68 (5.69%) Spring Boot
18 55 (4.60%) ASP.NET
19 49 (4.10%) XML
20 48 (4.02%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 73 (6.11%) Fintech
3 73 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (5.44%) Algorithms
5 55 (4.60%) Derivative
6 30 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 25 (2.09%) Data Structures
8 23 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
8 23 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.51%) User Experience
12 17 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (1.26%) Clustering
14 13 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.00%) Cloud Native
15 12 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.84%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 306 (25.61%) Linux
2 61 (5.10%) Unix
3 60 (5.02%) CentOS
4 48 (4.02%) Ubuntu
5 41 (3.43%) Windows
6 29 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.09%) Android
7 13 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.50%) SUSE
11 4 (0.33%) openSUSE
11 4 (0.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.17%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.17%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.084%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (59.08%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (30.29%) TDD
3 304 (25.44%) Software Engineering
4 300 (25.10%) DevOps
5 266 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
6 260 (21.76%) Microservices
7 246 (20.59%) Scrum
8 216 (18.08%) Analytics
9 202 (16.90%) Open Source
10 167 (13.97%) BDD
11 163 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 154 (12.89%) Machine Learning
13 144 (12.05%) Kanban
14 122 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
15 100 (8.37%) ETL
16 98 (8.20%) Mentoring
17 94 (7.87%) MVC
18 90 (7.53%) OO
19 86 (7.20%) Multithreading
20 78 (6.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 788 (65.94%) Java
2 496 (41.51%) Python
3 363 (30.38%) Scala
4 285 (23.85%) SQL
5 269 (22.51%) JavaScript
6 195 (16.32%) C#
7 123 (10.29%) Ruby
8 111 (9.29%) C++
9 94 (7.87%) Go
10 76 (6.36%) Bash Shell
11 62 (5.19%) R
12 60 (5.02%) PHP
13 51 (4.27%) Clojure
14 49 (4.10%) ES6
15 46 (3.85%) Perl
16 33 (2.76%) F#
17 27 (2.26%) Shell Script
18 25 (2.09%) C
18 25 (2.09%) Groovy
19 22 (1.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 111 (9.29%) Degree
2 39 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (2.01%) PhD
4 15 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.42%) RHCE
10 2 (0.17%) CCNA
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.17%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.084%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.084%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.52%) QA
2 30 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.75%) MiFID
5 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.17%) EMIR
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.084%) GCP
6 1 (0.084%) GDPR
System Software
1 333 (27.87%) Docker
2 114 (9.54%) HDFS
3 66 (5.52%) Apache Flume
4 64 (5.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 13 (1.09%) etcd
6 12 (1.00%) Varnish
7 10 (0.84%) iptables
8 9 (0.75%) Shibboleth
9 8 (0.67%) Ceph
9 8 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.59%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.50%) LXC
12 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.25%) KVM
14 2 (0.17%) Cronacle
14 2 (0.17%) Gluster
15 1 (0.084%) Active Directory
15 1 (0.084%) GPFS
15 1 (0.084%) NFS
15 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 158 (13.22%) Ansible
2 146 (12.22%) Puppet
3 141 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
4 114 (9.54%) Kubernetes
5 70 (5.86%) Nagios
6 67 (5.61%) Terraform
7 41 (3.43%) Oozie
8 40 (3.35%) Kibana
9 37 (3.10%) Mesos
10 31 (2.59%) Hadoop YARN
11 28 (2.34%) Grafana
12 21 (1.76%) logstash
13 20 (1.67%) Cobbler
14 19 (1.59%) Prometheus
14 19 (1.59%) ZABBIX
15 16 (1.34%) Marathon
16 13 (1.09%) Salt
17 12 (1.00%) Graphite
18 11 (0.92%) Ambari
19 8 (0.67%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 112 (9.37%) Oracle
2 89 (7.45%) Google
3 60 (5.02%) Cloudera
4 56 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 50 (4.18%) Red Hat
6 42 (3.51%) IBM
6 42 (3.51%) SAP
7 34 (2.85%) Splunk
8 31 (2.59%) Hortonworks
9 27 (2.26%) SaltStack
10 26 (2.18%) TIBCO
11 23 (1.92%) New Relic
12 22 (1.84%) Teradata
13 21 (1.76%) HP
14 19 (1.59%) Tableau
14 19 (1.59%) Talend
15 18 (1.51%) Rackspace
16 15 (1.26%) Apigee
16 15 (1.26%) BEA
16 15 (1.26%) MapR