Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 579 856
Rank change year-on-year +233 +277 +293
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,566 721 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.18% 1.04% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,220 624 369
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £99,250 £91,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +3.96%

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 71,742 69,394 81,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.72% 39.54% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 60,590 59,728 69,838
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,995 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 +237 1,498 £67,500 -3.57% 297
London +151 1,096 £70,000 -3.45% 200
UK excluding London +278 449 £55,000 -4.35% 105
South East +88 120 £70,000 +7.69% 20
North of England +82 97 £50,000 - 41
South West +71 80 £50,000 -4.76% 12
East of England +46 67 £72,500 +20.83% 11
Yorkshire +79 65 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Midlands +27 37 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Scotland -26 35 £62,000 -20.00% 7
North West +8 32 £47,500 -9.52% 15
West Midlands +5 25 £55,000 +10.00% 10
East Midlands +14 12 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Wales - 12 £33,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 924 (59.00%) Java
2 759 (48.47%) Apache Spark
3 744 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
4 679 (43.36%) Hadoop
5 647 (41.32%) Big Data
6 579 (36.97%) Python
7 482 (30.78%) SQL
8 478 (30.52%) Amazon AWS
9 449 (28.67%) Software Engineering
10 432 (27.59%) Docker
11 424 (27.08%) NoSQL
12 423 (27.01%) Finance
13 421 (26.88%) Scala
14 381 (24.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 368 (23.50%) Microservices
16 365 (23.31%) Linux
17 363 (23.18%) TDD
18 354 (22.61%) MongoDB
19 347 (22.16%) DevOps
19 347 (22.16%) Jenkins
20 342 (21.84%) Analytics
21 317 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
22 296 (18.90%) Elasticsearch
23 293 (18.71%) Spring
24 261 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
25 256 (16.35%) Open Source
26 244 (15.58%) Apache Hive
27 240 (15.33%) C#
28 239 (15.26%) HBase
29 236 (15.07%) BDD

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
1 759 (48.47%) Apache Spark
2 296 (18.90%) Elasticsearch
3 171 (10.92%) Apache
4 94 (6.00%) Apache Solr
5 54 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 45 (2.87%) Apache Pig
7 39 (2.49%) Confluence
8 26 (1.66%) Jetty
9 25 (1.60%) WebSphere
10 22 (1.40%) JBoss
10 22 (1.40%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.15%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.02%) nginx
12 16 (1.02%) SAS
13 15 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
14 14 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
15 13 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.64%) CMS
17 9 (0.57%) Alfresco
17 9 (0.57%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (0.38%) HipChat
1 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.45%) RMDS
2 5 (0.32%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.19%) Staffware
4 1 (0.064%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 478 (30.52%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (5.24%) GitHub
4 61 (3.90%) Amazon Kinesis
5 59 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 51 (3.26%) Amazon S3
7 46 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
8 41 (2.62%) SaaS
9 37 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (1.85%) Serverless
11 27 (1.72%) PaaS
12 25 (1.60%) IaaS
13 21 (1.34%) Datadog
14 19 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.89%) OpenShift
16 13 (0.83%) Google Play
17 8 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.19%) HTTP
2 31 (1.98%) AMQP
3 30 (1.92%) Firewall
4 23 (1.47%) Internet
5 20 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.21%) DNS
6 19 (1.21%) Kerberos
7 17 (1.09%) VPN
8 10 (0.64%) SSL
9 9 (0.57%) ICMP
10 7 (0.45%) Multicast
10 7 (0.45%) SMTP
11 4 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
12 3 (0.19%) FTP
12 3 (0.19%) LAN
12 3 (0.19%) SSH
12 3 (0.19%) WAN
13 2 (0.13%) GSM
13 2 (0.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (43.36%) Hadoop
2 647 (41.32%) Big Data
3 424 (27.08%) NoSQL
4 381 (24.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 354 (22.61%) MongoDB
6 244 (15.58%) Apache Hive
7 239 (15.26%) HBase
8 186 (11.88%) MySQL
9 144 (9.20%) Redis
10 139 (8.88%) SQL Server
11 133 (8.49%) Impala
12 132 (8.43%) Relational Database
13 130 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
14 120 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
15 100 (6.39%) Amazon Redshift
16 81 (5.17%) Neo4j
17 70 (4.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 69 (4.41%) Flink
19 64 (4.09%) Data Lake
20 59 (3.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 347 (22.16%) Jenkins
2 221 (14.11%) Git (software)
3 137 (8.75%) Maven
4 110 (7.02%) JIRA
5 109 (6.96%) Cucumber
6 87 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 57 (3.64%) Gradle
8 55 (3.51%) JUnit
9 50 (3.19%) Vagrant
10 49 (3.13%) Selenium
11 42 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (2.62%) Subversion
13 36 (2.30%) TeamCity
14 28 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
15 27 (1.72%) Bitbucket
16 26 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (1.60%) FitNesse
18 24 (1.53%) Artifactory
19 21 (1.34%) SonarQube
20 20 (1.28%) GitLab
General
1 423 (27.01%) Finance
2 186 (11.88%) Banking
3 98 (6.26%) Telecoms
4 87 (5.56%) Games
5 73 (4.66%) Front Office
6 70 (4.47%) Investment Banking
7 64 (4.09%) Marketing
8 48 (3.07%) Retail
9 43 (2.75%) Financial Institution
10 39 (2.49%) Online Betting
11 30 (1.92%) Retail Banking
12 25 (1.60%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.47%) Electronics
14 22 (1.40%) Advertising
15 9 (0.57%) Publishing
16 8 (0.51%) Legal
17 3 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
18 2 (0.13%) Back Office
18 2 (0.13%) Billing
18 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 551 (35.19%) Developer
2 274 (17.50%) Data Engineer
3 266 (16.99%) Java Developer
4 210 (13.41%) Software Engineer
5 161 (10.28%) Architect
6 156 (9.96%) Big Data Engineer
7 105 (6.70%) Senior Developer
8 100 (6.39%) Java Engineer
9 97 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 93 (5.94%) Data Architect
11 81 (5.17%) Scala Developer
12 70 (4.47%) Big Data Developer
13 69 (4.41%) Big Data Architect
14 65 (4.15%) Java Software Engineer
15 59 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
16 57 (3.64%) Hadoop Engineer
17 48 (3.07%) C# Developer
18 47 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
18 47 (3.00%) Software Developer
19 46 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (18.71%) Spring
2 261 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 199 (12.71%) RESTful
4 157 (10.03%) Web Services
5 150 (9.58%) AngularJS
6 149 (9.51%) React
7 148 (9.45%) REST
8 139 (8.88%) .NET
9 132 (8.43%) Node.js
10 102 (6.51%) HTML
11 95 (6.07%) Akka
12 86 (5.49%) Hibernate
13 80 (5.11%) Spring Boot
14 78 (4.98%) JSON
14 78 (4.98%) Spark Streaming
15 66 (4.21%) JMS
16 65 (4.15%) Elastic Stack
17 64 (4.09%) CSS
18 56 (3.58%) HTML5
19 55 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 189 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 156 (9.96%) Fintech
3 153 (9.77%) Algorithms
4 121 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.75%) Online Games
8 41 (2.62%) Data Centre
9 39 (2.49%) Over-the-Top Content
10 38 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
11 36 (2.30%) User Experience
12 33 (2.11%) Data Structures
12 33 (2.11%) Public Cloud
13 30 (1.92%) Equities
14 29 (1.85%) Derivative
15 23 (1.47%) Virtual Team
16 22 (1.40%) Fixed Income
17 20 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 17 (1.09%) Hedge funds
19 16 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 365 (23.31%) Linux
2 158 (10.09%) Unix
3 28 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 24 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.40%) Android
5 22 (1.40%) CentOS
6 13 (0.83%) Windows
7 12 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.32%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.32%) SUSE
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.064%) Debian
12 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.064%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (28.67%) Software Engineering
3 368 (23.50%) Microservices
4 363 (23.18%) TDD
5 347 (22.16%) DevOps
6 342 (21.84%) Analytics
7 317 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
8 256 (16.35%) Open Source
9 236 (15.07%) BDD
10 232 (14.81%) Machine Learning
11 228 (14.56%) Scrum
12 204 (13.03%) Data Science
13 176 (11.24%) Test Automation
14 172 (10.98%) OO
15 149 (9.51%) ETL
16 108 (6.90%) Data Modelling
16 108 (6.90%) Multithreading
17 106 (6.77%) E-Commerce
17 106 (6.77%) Visualisation
18 101 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 924 (59.00%) Java
2 579 (36.97%) Python
3 482 (30.78%) SQL
4 421 (26.88%) Scala
5 240 (15.33%) C#
6 231 (14.75%) JavaScript
7 120 (7.66%) Go
8 118 (7.54%) Bash Shell
9 110 (7.02%) Ruby
10 94 (6.00%) C++
11 75 (4.79%) R
12 65 (4.15%) F#
13 63 (4.02%) PHP
14 33 (2.11%) Clojure
14 33 (2.11%) Groovy
14 33 (2.11%) Perl
15 30 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.79%) ES6
17 26 (1.66%) Kotlin
18 22 (1.40%) C
Qualifications
1 176 (11.24%) Degree
2 101 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.11%) PhD
3 33 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 16 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.19%) MCSD
9 3 (0.19%) MCTS
9 3 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.064%) CCNA
11 1 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.064%) RHCE
11 1 (0.064%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.064%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.24%) QA
2 39 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.70%) GCP
4 9 (0.57%) MiFID
5 5 (0.32%) SEPA
6 3 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) PMO
7 2 (0.13%) PSD2
8 1 (0.064%) GDPR
8 1 (0.064%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 432 (27.59%) Docker
2 128 (8.17%) Apache Flume
3 110 (7.02%) HDFS
4 46 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.51%) vSphere
6 7 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.32%) KVM
8 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.13%) iptables
9 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 2 (0.13%) MapR-FS
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.064%) Corosync
10 1 (0.064%) GridGain
10 1 (0.064%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 187 (11.94%) Ansible
2 163 (10.41%) Kubernetes
3 130 (8.30%) Opscode Chef
4 127 (8.11%) Puppet
5 100 (6.39%) Hadoop YARN
6 94 (6.00%) Terraform
7 52 (3.32%) Mesos
8 48 (3.07%) Oozie
9 39 (2.49%) Kibana
10 35 (2.23%) logstash
11 22 (1.40%) Consul
12 21 (1.34%) Cobbler
12 21 (1.34%) Prometheus
13 18 (1.15%) Nagios
14 17 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (0.96%) Grafana
15 15 (0.96%) Salt
16 14 (0.89%) Ambari
16 14 (0.89%) Rancher
17 12 (0.77%) Packer
Vendors
1 191 (12.20%) Oracle
2 179 (11.43%) Cloudera
3 152 (9.71%) Google
4 132 (8.43%) Hortonworks
5 98 (6.26%) Microsoft
6 73 (4.66%) IBM
7 55 (3.51%) Tableau
8 53 (3.38%) Talend
9 51 (3.26%) Informatica
10 50 (3.19%) MapR
11 41 (2.62%) SAP
12 36 (2.30%) TIBCO
13 32 (2.04%) Splunk
14 26 (1.66%) Greenplum
15 24 (1.53%) VMware
16 23 (1.47%) Twitter
17 21 (1.34%) RedGate
18 18 (1.15%) Apple
19 16 (1.02%) HP
19 16 (1.02%) Vertica