Apache Kafka
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Kafka skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Kafka over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 250 168 99
Rank change year-on-year -82 -69 +37
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,196 2,009 6,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 2.17% 3.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.42% 7.47% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 690 1,278 1,938
10th Percentile £43,675 £57,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £70,735 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £90,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £98,681 £115,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £120,250 £140,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £69,447 £75,000
% change year-on-year -13.60% -7.40% +25.00%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

Kafka falls under the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 22,074 26,882 71,165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.09% 29.07% 41.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16,295 17,588 29,917
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,500 £37,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +18.18%
75th Percentile £78,750 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kafka.

Salary trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 17 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 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -158 789 £77,500 -13.89% 149
UK excluding London +74 714 £60,000 -13.60% 47
London -108 447 £90,000 -7.69% 110
Work from Home -149 377 £72,500 -17.13% 92
Scotland +76 370 £65,000 -13.33% 4
South East +21 152 £55,000 -21.43% 16
North of England -63 84 £62,500 -10.71% 12
North West -51 63 £60,000 -14.29% 7
South West -49 49 £65,000 +1.20% 7
Midlands -51 23 £60,000 -1.64% 5
Yorkshire +21 19 £67,788 -9.62% 4
East of England -25 19 £85,000 +36.00% 1
West Midlands -19 17 £77,500 +29.17% 4
Northern Ireland +27 12 £70,000 -13.85% 2
East Midlands -34 6 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Wales +14 5 £72,500 +72.62% 1
North East -25 2 £57,500 -8.00% 1

Kafka
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 194 (16.22%) Apache Spark
2 98 (8.19%) FileNet
3 82 (6.86%) Apache Airflow
4 68 (5.69%) Apache
5 32 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 21 (1.76%) GemFire
7 18 (1.51%) Confluence
8 13 (1.09%) nginx
9 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.50%) Apache Pulsar
11 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.17%) CMS
13 2 (0.17%) IIS
13 2 (0.17%) JBoss
13 2 (0.17%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.17%) Liferay
13 2 (0.17%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.17%) SAS
13 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 683 (57.11%) AWS
2 279 (23.33%) Azure
3 165 (13.80%) GCP
4 137 (11.45%) Amazon S3
5 76 (6.35%) GitHub
6 57 (4.77%) Serverless
7 32 (2.68%) SaaS
7 32 (2.68%) Snowflake
8 31 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
9 28 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
10 27 (2.26%) Amazon ECS
10 27 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (2.09%) Azure DevOps
12 23 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
12 23 (1.92%) OpenShift
13 20 (1.67%) GitHub Actions
14 16 (1.34%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (1.17%) Slack
16 13 (1.09%) Datadog
16 13 (1.09%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.42%) Kerberos
1 17 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.34%) Firewall
3 15 (1.25%) MQTT
4 14 (1.17%) HTTP
5 10 (0.84%) DSL
6 7 (0.59%) AMQP
6 7 (0.59%) FTP
7 6 (0.50%) Network Security
8 5 (0.42%) SSL
9 3 (0.25%) Broadband
9 3 (0.25%) DNS
9 3 (0.25%) NaaS
9 3 (0.25%) VPN
9 3 (0.25%) Wireless
10 1 (0.084%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.084%) PPP
10 1 (0.084%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.084%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (22.74%) NoSQL
2 209 (17.47%) Elasticsearch
3 191 (15.97%) PostgreSQL
4 166 (13.88%) MongoDB
5 151 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 142 (11.87%) Big Data
7 124 (10.37%) Hadoop
8 88 (7.36%) Relational Database
9 86 (7.19%) Redis
10 80 (6.69%) MySQL
11 63 (5.27%) SQL Server
12 47 (3.93%) CockroachDB
13 45 (3.76%) Flink
14 44 (3.68%) BigQuery
15 36 (3.01%) Data Lake
16 33 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (2.34%) Data Mining
18 24 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
18 24 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
19 22 (1.84%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 139 (11.62%) Jenkins
2 131 (10.95%) JUnit
3 106 (8.86%) Git
4 50 (4.18%) Mockito
5 46 (3.85%) Jasmine
6 44 (3.68%) JIRA
7 40 (3.34%) GitLab
8 37 (3.09%) Maven
9 36 (3.01%) Cucumber
10 29 (2.42%) Jaeger
11 27 (2.26%) Cypress.io
12 21 (1.76%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.09%) SonarQube
13 13 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.84%) Selenium
14 10 (0.84%) Spinnaker
15 9 (0.75%) Postman
16 8 (0.67%) Gradle
16 8 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
17 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 579 (48.41%) Finance
2 370 (30.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 353 (29.52%) Law
4 205 (17.14%) Social Skills
5 197 (16.47%) Banking
6 125 (10.45%) Marketing
7 117 (9.78%) Legal
8 83 (6.94%) Investment Banking
9 68 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (3.60%) Games
10 43 (3.60%) Retail Banking
11 36 (3.01%) Financial Institution
12 28 (2.34%) Retail
13 24 (2.01%) Public Sector
14 23 (1.92%) Prime Brokerage
15 22 (1.84%) Front Office
16 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
16 12 (1.00%) Private Banking
17 10 (0.84%) Advertising
17 10 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 454 (37.96%) Software Engineer
2 319 (26.67%) Senior
3 314 (26.25%) Developer
4 257 (21.49%) Java Engineer
5 253 (21.15%) Lead
6 223 (18.65%) Java Software Engineer
7 141 (11.79%) Full Stack Engineer
8 140 (11.71%) Lead Software Engineer
9 129 (10.79%) Senior Developer
10 127 (10.62%) Full Stack Software Engineer
11 121 (10.12%) Java Developer
12 114 (9.53%) Data Engineer
13 103 (8.61%) Architect
14 94 (7.86%) Senior Software Engineer
15 90 (7.53%) Lead Java Engineer
16 69 (5.77%) Python Engineer
17 64 (5.35%) .NET Developer
18 62 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
19 51 (4.26%) Python Software Engineer
20 50 (4.18%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (34.45%) Spring
2 282 (23.58%) Spring Boot
3 244 (20.40%) React
4 215 (17.98%) AngularJS
5 187 (15.64%) GraphQL
6 169 (14.13%) Node.js
7 147 (12.29%) REST
8 133 (11.12%) J2EE
9 129 (10.79%) Hibernate
9 129 (10.79%) RabbitMQ
10 120 (10.03%) .NET
11 114 (9.53%) Web Services
12 110 (9.20%) CSS
13 108 (9.03%) Spring Integration
14 102 (8.53%) HTML
15 94 (7.86%) RESTful
16 89 (7.44%) JMS
17 80 (6.69%) JSON
18 57 (4.77%) jQuery
19 55 (4.60%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 221 (18.48%) Cloud Native
2 136 (11.37%) Algorithms
3 54 (4.52%) Public Cloud
4 53 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
5 48 (4.01%) Data Structures
6 42 (3.51%) Distributed Systems
7 38 (3.18%) Management Information System
8 34 (2.84%) Client/Server
9 31 (2.59%) Onboarding
10 29 (2.42%) Replication
11 24 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.67%) Private Cloud
12 20 (1.67%) Product Ownership
13 19 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
14 17 (1.42%) Sports Betting
15 16 (1.34%) Reference Data
16 15 (1.25%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.25%) PropTech
17 12 (1.00%) IoT
18 11 (0.92%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.86%) Linux
2 22 (1.84%) Unix
3 18 (1.51%) Windows
4 13 (1.09%) Solaris
5 12 (1.00%) CentOS
5 12 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 12 (1.00%) zOS
6 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.33%) Debian
8 2 (0.17%) Android
8 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.084%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.084%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.084%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (52.34%) Agile
2 618 (51.67%) Software Engineering
3 545 (45.57%) Microservices
4 500 (41.81%) CI/CD
5 366 (30.60%) SDLC
6 297 (24.83%) Artificial Intelligence
7 278 (23.24%) DevOps
8 274 (22.91%) Machine Learning
9 261 (21.82%) Operational Stability
10 199 (16.64%) Full Stack Development
11 198 (16.56%) TDD
12 196 (16.39%) Computer Science
13 194 (16.22%) Community of Practice
14 149 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
15 138 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 134 (11.20%) Risk Management
16 134 (11.20%) Visualisation
17 124 (10.37%) Analytics
18 119 (9.95%) Decision-Making
19 103 (8.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 748 (62.54%) Java
2 503 (42.06%) SQL
3 354 (29.60%) Python
4 180 (15.05%) JavaScript
5 146 (12.21%) TypeScript
6 130 (10.87%) C#
7 114 (9.53%) Go
8 74 (6.19%) Scala
9 65 (5.43%) Kotlin
10 28 (2.34%) Groovy
11 18 (1.51%) Bash
12 16 (1.34%) C
13 15 (1.25%) Clojure
14 12 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.75%) C++
15 9 (0.75%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.42%) R
16 5 (0.42%) VBA
17 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (13.38%) Degree
2 79 (6.61%) Master's Degree
2 79 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 77 (6.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 67 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 20 (1.67%) PhD
6 17 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.33%) AWS Certified Developer
7 4 (0.33%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
7 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.33%) CISM
7 4 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.09%) QA
2 12 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.84%) SLA
4 8 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.59%) MiFID
6 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.33%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.33%) NIST
8 3 (0.25%) GDPR
8 3 (0.25%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.17%) SEPA
10 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 340 (28.43%) Docker
2 12 (1.00%) HDFS
3 4 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.17%) IAG
5 1 (0.084%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.084%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 563 (47.07%) Kubernetes
2 104 (8.70%) Terraform
3 71 (5.94%) Grafana
4 51 (4.26%) Ansible
5 42 (3.51%) Prometheus
6 35 (2.93%) Kibana
7 26 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 21 (1.76%) HAProxy
8 21 (1.76%) Zipkin
9 9 (0.75%) Kiali
10 7 (0.59%) Graphite
11 5 (0.42%) Argo
11 5 (0.42%) Progress Chef
11 5 (0.42%) Puppet
12 4 (0.33%) Istio
12 4 (0.33%) logstash
13 3 (0.25%) Kubeflow
13 3 (0.25%) Kustomize
13 3 (0.25%) Packer
14 2 (0.17%) Podman
Vendors
1 179 (14.97%) Oracle
2 95 (7.94%) Google
3 78 (6.52%) Splunk
4 61 (5.10%) Databricks
5 54 (4.52%) Microsoft
6 33 (2.76%) Dynatrace
7 17 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.34%) Cloudera
8 16 (1.34%) Sybase
9 14 (1.17%) Apple
9 14 (1.17%) Confluent
10 13 (1.09%) AppDynamics
10 13 (1.09%) IBM
10 13 (1.09%) Teradata
11 12 (1.00%) Dell
11 12 (1.00%) OpenAI
12 11 (0.92%) Alteryx
13 10 (0.84%) Cognos
14 6 (0.50%) Facebook
14 6 (0.50%) Informatica