Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 716 925
Rank change year-on-year +319 +209 +259
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1383 558 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.93% 0.76% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1059 455 312
UK median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £90,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 71772 73890 82986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.04% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59646 64121 70991
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 15 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 25 November 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 +309 1342 £67,500 -6.90% 168
London +196 958 £70,000 -9.68% 136
UK excluding London +298 420 £55,000 - 38
South East +138 137 £62,500 -3.85% 7
North of England +92 90 £50,000 - 11
South West +53 79 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire +75 51 £52,500 +5.00% 11
East of England +33 46 £65,000 +52.94% 7
North West +35 39 £47,500 -
Midlands +63 31 £52,500 -14.29% 2
Scotland -4 26 £70,000 +51.35% 6
East Midlands - 18 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +27 13 £52,500 -14.29% 1
Wales - 10 £32,862 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 917 (66.31%) Java
2 764 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
3 612 (44.25%) Apache Spark
4 527 (38.11%) Python
5 523 (37.82%) Hadoop
6 492 (35.57%) Big Data
7 436 (31.53%) Finance
8 414 (29.93%) Amazon AWS
9 412 (29.79%) NoSQL
10 402 (29.07%) TDD
11 399 (28.85%) Docker
12 398 (28.78%) Software Engineering
13 388 (28.05%) SQL
14 357 (25.81%) Scala
15 350 (25.31%) DevOps
16 345 (24.95%) Spring
17 331 (23.93%) Microservices
18 329 (23.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 303 (21.91%) Continuous Integration
20 299 (21.62%) Linux
21 294 (21.26%) Jenkins
22 286 (20.68%) Elasticsearch
23 284 (20.54%) JavaScript
24 266 (19.23%) MongoDB
25 262 (18.94%) BDD
26 258 (18.66%) RabbitMQ
27 249 (18.00%) Scrum
28 246 (17.79%) Git (software)
29 233 (16.85%) AngularJS
30 226 (16.34%) Analytics

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
1 612 (44.25%) Apache Spark
2 286 (20.68%) Elasticsearch
3 201 (14.53%) Apache
4 98 (7.09%) Tomcat
5 67 (4.84%) Apache Solr
6 52 (3.76%) WebSphere
7 49 (3.54%) WebLogic
8 46 (3.33%) Apache Pig
9 37 (2.68%) Jetty
10 34 (2.46%) CMS
10 34 (2.46%) Confluence
11 32 (2.31%) JBoss
11 32 (2.31%) Liferay
12 21 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 17 (1.23%) Alfresco
15 15 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
17 11 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (0.58%) HipChat
2 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.36%) SPSS
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.072%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 414 (29.93%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.63%) GitHub
4 45 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 44 (3.18%) IaaS
6 42 (3.04%) PaaS
6 42 (3.04%) SaaS
7 39 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
8 34 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (2.24%) Amazon S3
10 30 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (2.02%) Serverless
12 26 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
14 20 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (1.23%) Datadog
16 12 (0.87%) Google Play
16 12 (0.87%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.65%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.25%) AMQP
2 43 (3.11%) HTTP
3 23 (1.66%) DNS
4 22 (1.59%) Kerberos
5 19 (1.37%) SSL
6 14 (1.01%) Firewall
7 10 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.65%) VPN
9 8 (0.58%) ICMP
10 7 (0.51%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.51%) Internet
11 6 (0.43%) DHCP
11 6 (0.43%) SSH
12 5 (0.36%) LDAP
13 2 (0.14%) GSM
13 2 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.14%) LTE
13 2 (0.14%) RTP
13 2 (0.14%) UMTS
14 1 (0.072%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (37.82%) Hadoop
2 492 (35.57%) Big Data
3 412 (29.79%) NoSQL
4 329 (23.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 266 (19.23%) MongoDB
6 172 (12.44%) Apache Hive
7 169 (12.22%) Relational Database
8 152 (10.99%) Redis
9 150 (10.85%) SQL Server
10 144 (10.41%) HBase
10 144 (10.41%) MySQL
11 115 (8.32%) PostgreSQL
12 74 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (5.21%) Neo4j
14 69 (4.99%) RDBMS
15 58 (4.19%) Amazon Redshift
15 58 (4.19%) Riak
16 54 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 52 (3.76%) Impala
18 48 (3.47%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 294 (21.26%) Jenkins
2 246 (17.79%) Git (software)
3 167 (12.08%) Maven
4 124 (8.97%) Cucumber
5 102 (7.38%) JIRA
6 92 (6.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 67 (4.84%) Vagrant
8 65 (4.70%) Subversion
9 61 (4.41%) Gradle
10 59 (4.27%) Selenium
11 42 (3.04%) Bitbucket
12 39 (2.82%) JUnit
13 38 (2.75%) TeamCity
14 37 (2.68%) FitNesse
15 30 (2.17%) Eclipse
16 29 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (1.95%) SonarQube
18 26 (1.88%) JBehave
19 25 (1.81%) Mercurial
20 23 (1.66%) Travis CI
General
1 436 (31.53%) Finance
2 181 (13.09%) Banking
3 90 (6.51%) Front Office
4 81 (5.86%) Marketing
5 78 (5.64%) Investment Banking
6 76 (5.50%) Telecoms
7 62 (4.48%) Retail Banking
8 52 (3.76%) Games
9 49 (3.54%) Retail
10 48 (3.47%) Manufacturing
11 46 (3.33%) Electronics
12 24 (1.74%) Online Betting
13 21 (1.52%) Advertising
13 21 (1.52%) Financial Institution
14 14 (1.01%) Legal
15 13 (0.94%) Publishing
16 4 (0.29%) Military
17 3 (0.22%) Automotive
18 1 (0.072%) Billing
18 1 (0.072%) Law
Job Titles
1 565 (40.85%) Developer
2 295 (21.33%) Java Developer
3 177 (12.80%) Software Engineer
4 146 (10.56%) Data Engineer
5 145 (10.48%) Senior Developer
6 93 (6.72%) Big Data Engineer
7 89 (6.44%) Java Engineer
8 88 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 87 (6.29%) Architect
9 87 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 60 (4.34%) Big Data Developer
10 60 (4.34%) C# Developer
11 56 (4.05%) Software Developer
12 47 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
12 47 (3.40%) Hadoop Engineer
12 47 (3.40%) Java Software Engineer
13 46 (3.33%) Scala Developer
14 43 (3.11%) Technical Leader
15 42 (3.04%) Lead Developer
15 42 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (24.95%) Spring
2 258 (18.66%) RabbitMQ
3 233 (16.85%) AngularJS
4 185 (13.38%) Node.js
5 157 (11.35%) REST
6 149 (10.77%) RESTful
6 149 (10.77%) Web Services
7 136 (9.83%) HTML
8 123 (8.89%) React
9 119 (8.60%) .NET
9 119 (8.60%) Hibernate
10 92 (6.65%) JSON
11 91 (6.58%) ActiveMQ
12 86 (6.22%) CSS
13 85 (6.15%) Spring Boot
14 83 (6.00%) HTML5
15 77 (5.57%) JMS
16 65 (4.70%) Apache Camel
17 54 (3.90%) Akka
17 54 (3.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 162 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 123 (8.89%) Fintech
3 108 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
4 106 (7.66%) Algorithms
5 98 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (4.56%) Derivative
7 37 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
8 36 (2.60%) Data Structures
9 31 (2.24%) Equities
9 31 (2.24%) Fixed Income
10 30 (2.17%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
12 23 (1.66%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.66%) User Experience
13 21 (1.52%) Online Games
14 20 (1.45%) Clustering
14 20 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
17 15 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 299 (21.62%) Linux
2 107 (7.74%) Unix
3 50 (3.62%) Ubuntu
4 40 (2.89%) CentOS
5 22 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.52%) Windows
7 19 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.30%) Android
9 11 (0.80%) SUSE
10 4 (0.29%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.29%) openSUSE
11 3 (0.22%) Solaris
12 2 (0.14%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.072%) AIX
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (29.07%) TDD
3 398 (28.78%) Software Engineering
4 350 (25.31%) DevOps
5 331 (23.93%) Microservices
6 303 (21.91%) Continuous Integration
7 262 (18.94%) BDD
8 249 (18.00%) Scrum
9 226 (16.34%) Analytics
10 205 (14.82%) Test Automation
11 197 (14.24%) Open Source
12 186 (13.45%) Machine Learning
13 133 (9.62%) OO
14 124 (8.97%) Kanban
15 112 (8.10%) Mentoring
16 101 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (7.01%) E-Commerce
17 97 (7.01%) Multithreading
18 89 (6.44%) MVC
19 78 (5.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 917 (66.31%) Java
2 527 (38.11%) Python
3 388 (28.05%) SQL
4 357 (25.81%) Scala
5 284 (20.54%) JavaScript
6 225 (16.27%) C#
7 136 (9.83%) Ruby
8 117 (8.46%) Bash Shell
9 101 (7.30%) C++
10 92 (6.65%) Go
11 56 (4.05%) PHP
12 46 (3.33%) R
13 45 (3.25%) Clojure
14 39 (2.82%) ES6
15 33 (2.39%) F#
16 31 (2.24%) Perl
17 26 (1.88%) C
18 25 (1.81%) TypeScript
19 23 (1.66%) Groovy
20 17 (1.23%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 174 (12.58%) Degree
2 75 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.95%) PhD
4 23 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.30%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.29%) RHCE
11 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.072%) CCA
12 1 (0.072%) CCNA
12 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.072%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.51%) QA
2 26 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.80%) MiFID
4 5 (0.36%) SEPA
5 3 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.072%) GDPR
7 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 399 (28.85%) Docker
2 94 (6.80%) HDFS
3 86 (6.22%) Apache Flume
4 48 (3.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.58%) LXC
6 6 (0.43%) iptables
7 5 (0.36%) Ceph
7 5 (0.36%) etcd
7 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.14%) MapR-FS
10 1 (0.072%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.072%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.072%) Gluster
10 1 (0.072%) GPFS
10 1 (0.072%) GridGain
10 1 (0.072%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.072%) KVM
10 1 (0.072%) NFS
10 1 (0.072%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 190 (13.74%) Ansible
2 146 (10.56%) Puppet
3 142 (10.27%) Opscode Chef
4 124 (8.97%) Kubernetes
5 80 (5.78%) Terraform
6 52 (3.76%) Nagios
7 46 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 37 (2.68%) Mesos
9 36 (2.60%) Cobbler
10 34 (2.46%) Oozie
11 31 (2.24%) Grafana
12 26 (1.88%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.37%) Kibana
14 17 (1.23%) logstash
14 17 (1.23%) TeamSite
15 12 (0.87%) Graphite
15 12 (0.87%) Salt
16 11 (0.80%) Consul
17 10 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 177 (12.80%) Oracle
2 103 (7.45%) Google
3 72 (5.21%) Cloudera
4 67 (4.84%) Microsoft
5 56 (4.05%) IBM
6 52 (3.76%) SAP
7 40 (2.89%) TIBCO
8 39 (2.82%) Hortonworks
9 36 (2.60%) Splunk
10 26 (1.88%) RedGate
11 23 (1.66%) HP
12 22 (1.59%) Adobe
12 22 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.45%) MapR
14 17 (1.23%) Informatica
14 17 (1.23%) New Relic
14 17 (1.23%) OpenText
15 16 (1.16%) SaltStack
16 15 (1.08%) Rackspace
16 15 (1.08%) Teradata