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

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 298 480
Rank change year-on-year +59 +182 +292
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,020 1,936 1,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.12% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.69% 2.77% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,601 1,401 858
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +0.88% +26.67%

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 54,804 69,961 70,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.13% 40.59% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 45,026 58,533 59,270
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 June 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 June 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 +57 1,929 £72,500 +3.57% 109
London +51 1,367 £80,000 +6.67% 85
UK excluding London +60 629 £55,000 -4.35% 30
South East +62 218 £60,000 -3.61% 3
North of England +13 132 £55,000 - 10
South West +52 108 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Yorkshire -26 69 £53,750 -2.27% 6
North West +37 58 £59,375 +7.95% 3
East of England +37 53 £55,000 -24.14% 2
Scotland +32 51 £53,750 -4.44% 5
Midlands +29 46 £60,000 +14.29% 4
West Midlands +13 26 £67,500 +17.39% 3
Wales +22 22 £33,811 +4.03%
East Midlands +17 20 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North East - 5 £49,337 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £67,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 1,297 (64.21%) Java
2 1,090 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
3 928 (45.94%) Big Data
4 902 (44.65%) Apache Spark
5 874 (43.27%) Python
6 871 (43.12%) Amazon AWS
7 783 (38.76%) Hadoop
8 782 (38.71%) Docker
9 674 (33.37%) DevOps
10 665 (32.92%) Software Engineering
11 612 (30.30%) Microservices
12 610 (30.20%) Kubernetes
13 603 (29.85%) Scala
14 599 (29.65%) NoSQL
15 559 (27.67%) SQL
16 476 (23.56%) Analytics
17 457 (22.62%) Spring
18 437 (21.63%) MongoDB
19 436 (21.58%) Linux
20 429 (21.24%) Apache Cassandra
21 426 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
22 408 (20.20%) TDD
23 404 (20.00%) Scrum
24 395 (19.55%) Apache Hive
25 381 (18.86%) Machine Learning
26 377 (18.66%) Finance
27 358 (17.72%) Google Cloud Platform
28 350 (17.33%) Elasticsearch
29 349 (17.28%) Jenkins
30 339 (16.78%) Data Science

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
1 902 (44.65%) Apache Spark
2 350 (17.33%) Elasticsearch
3 218 (10.79%) Apache
4 177 (8.76%) Apache Pig
5 94 (4.65%) Confluence
6 75 (3.71%) Apache Solr
7 41 (2.03%) OpenStack
8 35 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (1.04%) SAS
10 19 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
11 16 (0.79%) nginx
11 16 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.54%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.35%) JBoss
14 4 (0.20%) CMS
14 4 (0.20%) Drupal
14 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.15%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.099%) Liferay
16 2 (0.099%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.20%) Gephi
2 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.099%) SPSS
3 2 (0.099%) Stata
3 2 (0.099%) Weka
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.20%) Ripple
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.099%) Magento
3 2 (0.099%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.099%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.050%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.050%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.050%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 871 (43.12%) Amazon AWS
2 426 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 358 (17.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 101 (5.00%) Serverless
5 88 (4.36%) Amazon EMR
6 86 (4.26%) Amazon S3
7 81 (4.01%) Power Platform
8 77 (3.81%) OpenShift
9 76 (3.76%) GitHub
10 64 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
11 61 (3.02%) Amazon Kinesis
12 59 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
13 58 (2.87%) PaaS
14 47 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
15 44 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
16 39 (1.93%) SaaS
17 36 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
18 30 (1.49%) Apigee
18 30 (1.49%) IaaS
19 28 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.77%) Internet
2 50 (2.48%) HTTP
3 47 (2.33%) Firewall
4 35 (1.73%) VPN
5 34 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 29 (1.44%) HTTPS
7 17 (0.84%) AMQP
8 13 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.50%) LAN
9 10 (0.50%) Network Security
9 10 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (0.50%) WAN
10 7 (0.35%) DNS
11 6 (0.30%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.30%) DMZ
11 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.30%) SSH
12 5 (0.25%) SSL
13 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 928 (45.94%) Big Data
2 783 (38.76%) Hadoop
3 599 (29.65%) NoSQL
4 437 (21.63%) MongoDB
5 429 (21.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 395 (19.55%) Apache Hive
7 293 (14.50%) HBase
8 192 (9.50%) PostgreSQL
9 189 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
10 181 (8.96%) Amazon Redshift
11 163 (8.07%) MySQL
12 154 (7.62%) Impala
13 145 (7.18%) Redis
14 122 (6.04%) SQL Server
15 118 (5.84%) Sqoop
16 116 (5.74%) Flink
17 110 (5.45%) Relational Database
18 95 (4.70%) Data Lake
19 81 (4.01%) Power BI
20 75 (3.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 349 (17.28%) Jenkins
2 303 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 194 (9.60%) JIRA
4 144 (7.13%) Maven
5 93 (4.60%) Cucumber
6 86 (4.26%) Selenium
7 71 (3.51%) JUnit
8 60 (2.97%) Bitbucket
9 53 (2.62%) Gradle
10 43 (2.13%) webpack
11 38 (1.88%) Artifactory
11 38 (1.88%) git-flow
11 38 (1.88%) GitLab
11 38 (1.88%) Mockito
12 36 (1.78%) Babel
13 34 (1.68%) TeamCity
14 33 (1.63%) JMeter
15 30 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 30 (1.49%) Eclipse
15 30 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 377 (18.66%) Finance
2 165 (8.17%) Banking
3 140 (6.93%) Law
4 115 (5.69%) Retail
5 62 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.72%) Marketing
7 46 (2.28%) Games
8 44 (2.18%) Publishing
9 39 (1.93%) Military
10 28 (1.39%) Front Office
11 20 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.69%) Electronics
12 14 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.45%) Legal
15 7 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.35%) Local Government
16 4 (0.20%) Advertising
16 4 (0.20%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 665 (32.92%) Developer
2 396 (19.60%) Data Engineer
3 378 (18.71%) Java Developer
4 264 (13.07%) Software Engineer
5 233 (11.53%) Big Data Engineer
6 177 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 162 (8.02%) Java Engineer
8 156 (7.72%) Architect
9 148 (7.33%) Senior Developer
10 110 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
11 103 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
12 91 (4.50%) Hadoop Engineer
13 90 (4.46%) Python Engineer
14 84 (4.16%) Data Architect
15 79 (3.91%) Senior Data Engineer
16 74 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
17 68 (3.37%) Big Data Architect
18 64 (3.17%) Consultant
18 64 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
18 64 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (22.62%) Spring
2 237 (11.73%) RESTful
3 230 (11.39%) Web Services
4 210 (10.40%) React
5 202 (10.00%) Node.js
6 197 (9.75%) REST
7 184 (9.11%) Spring Boot
8 183 (9.06%) RabbitMQ
9 162 (8.02%) .NET
10 157 (7.77%) AngularJS
11 137 (6.78%) Apache NiFi
12 119 (5.89%) JSON
13 113 (5.59%) Elastic Stack
14 98 (4.85%) Spark Streaming
15 85 (4.21%) HTML
16 83 (4.11%) Hibernate
17 61 (3.02%) Vue.js
18 58 (2.87%) Akka
19 56 (2.77%) ASP.NET
19 56 (2.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (4.50%) Algorithms
4 83 (4.11%) Cloud Native
5 77 (3.81%) Data Structures
6 68 (3.37%) User Experience
7 54 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.53%) Renewable Energy
11 24 (1.19%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.94%) Equities
14 18 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
14 18 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.79%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.74%) Blog
16 15 (0.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 15 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 436 (21.58%) Linux
2 100 (4.95%) Unix
3 81 (4.01%) Windows
4 38 (1.88%) Android
4 38 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.34%) CentOS
7 21 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.74%) Fedora
10 10 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
10 10 (0.50%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.20%) Debian
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.099%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.099%) HPUX
15 1 (0.050%) Solaris
15 1 (0.050%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.050%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,090 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (33.37%) DevOps
3 665 (32.92%) Software Engineering
4 612 (30.30%) Microservices
5 476 (23.56%) Analytics
6 408 (20.20%) TDD
7 404 (20.00%) Scrum
8 381 (18.86%) Machine Learning
9 339 (16.78%) Data Science
10 289 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
11 255 (12.62%) ETL
12 223 (11.04%) Open Source
13 217 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
14 207 (10.25%) Data Analytics
15 202 (10.00%) Data Engineering
16 198 (9.80%) Data Modelling
17 197 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
18 190 (9.41%) BDD
18 190 (9.41%) Computer Science
19 187 (9.26%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,297 (64.21%) Java
2 874 (43.27%) Python
3 603 (29.85%) Scala
4 559 (27.67%) SQL
5 306 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 250 (12.38%) Java 8
7 151 (7.48%) Go
8 149 (7.38%) C#
9 114 (5.64%) Bash Shell
10 92 (4.55%) C++
11 87 (4.31%) C
11 87 (4.31%) Kotlin
12 85 (4.21%) Ruby
13 68 (3.37%) Clojure
14 58 (2.87%) R
15 44 (2.18%) ES6
16 40 (1.98%) Perl
17 38 (1.88%) PL/SQL
18 36 (1.78%) ES7
18 36 (1.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 245 (12.13%) Degree
2 117 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 38 (1.88%) Numerate Degree
6 27 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.29%) CISSP
7 26 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.19%) CCNA
8 24 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
8 24 (1.19%) GIAC
8 24 (1.19%) Linux+ Certification
8 24 (1.19%) MCSE
8 24 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
8 24 (1.19%) SANS
8 24 (1.19%) SSCP
9 23 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 20 (0.99%) PhD
11 9 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.82%) QA
2 31 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.89%) GDPR
4 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.050%) COBIT
6 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 782 (38.71%) Docker
2 151 (7.48%) Apache Flume
3 120 (5.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 88 (4.36%) HDFS
5 19 (0.94%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.50%) Squid
7 6 (0.30%) etcd
8 3 (0.15%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.15%) Firmware
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.099%) GridGain
9 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.050%) iptables
10 1 (0.050%) KVM
10 1 (0.050%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 610 (30.20%) Kubernetes
2 248 (12.28%) Terraform
3 221 (10.94%) Ansible
4 188 (9.31%) Oozie
5 149 (7.38%) Puppet
6 146 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
7 123 (6.09%) Hadoop YARN
8 113 (5.59%) Mesos
9 90 (4.46%) Prometheus
10 86 (4.26%) Marathon
11 59 (2.92%) Ambari
12 52 (2.57%) Kibana
13 51 (2.52%) Grafana
14 33 (1.63%) Rancher
15 27 (1.34%) logstash
16 24 (1.19%) Packer
17 16 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
18 14 (0.69%) Nagios
18 14 (0.69%) ZABBIX
19 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 224 (11.09%) Cloudera
2 219 (10.84%) Oracle
3 182 (9.01%) Google
4 168 (8.32%) Hortonworks
5 107 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 104 (5.15%) Databricks
7 88 (4.36%) Tableau
8 84 (4.16%) MapR
9 67 (3.32%) Informatica
10 61 (3.02%) IBM
11 59 (2.92%) Talend
12 54 (2.67%) Splunk
13 43 (2.13%) Red Hat
14 41 (2.03%) SAP
15 29 (1.44%) TIBCO
16 28 (1.39%) AppDynamics
17 24 (1.19%) Cognizant
18 21 (1.04%) Atlassian
19 19 (0.94%) Greenplum
19 19 (0.94%) HP