Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 237 292
Rank change year-on-year +52 +55 +159
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,198 2,019 1,972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.41% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.40% 3.74% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,047 1,690 1,443
Median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,125 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,750
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.76% +1.32%

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 27,242 53,924 69,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.93% 37.70% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22,489 44,444 57,806
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +50 1,154 £75,000 +1.35% 174
London +36 837 £80,000 - 112
UK excluding London +94 357 £57,500 +4.55% 75
South East +88 118 £60,000 +4.35% 17
Work from Home +36 105 £72,500 -3.33% 36
North of England +94 72 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Midlands +138 71 £57,500 -4.17% 4
West Midlands +105 40 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Yorkshire +76 38 £57,500 +15.00% 15
North West +105 34 £55,000 -8.33% 11
South West +20 32 £46,500 -15.45% 3
East Midlands +89 31 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Scotland +75 29 £55,000 -3.61% 12
East of England +66 22 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Wales +18 13 £45,000 +33.09%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 631 (52.67%) Java
2 562 (46.91%) AWS
3 522 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
4 447 (37.31%) Python
5 416 (34.72%) Docker
6 405 (33.81%) Microservices
7 395 (32.97%) Kubernetes
8 366 (30.55%) Apache Spark
9 346 (28.88%) Big Data
10 317 (26.46%) DevOps
11 311 (25.96%) Hadoop
12 305 (25.46%) SQL
13 297 (24.79%) Scala
14 293 (24.46%) Finance
15 274 (22.87%) Azure
16 260 (21.70%) Software Engineering
17 259 (21.62%) NoSQL
18 245 (20.45%) TDD
19 199 (16.61%) Linux
20 193 (16.11%) JavaScript
21 191 (15.94%) Apache Cassandra
22 185 (15.44%) Analytics
23 184 (15.36%) GCP
24 178 (14.86%) MongoDB
25 169 (14.11%) Degree
26 164 (13.69%) SQL Server
27 161 (13.44%) RabbitMQ
28 160 (13.36%) Machine Learning
29 159 (13.27%) Scrum
30 157 (13.11%) Spring

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
1 366 (30.55%) Apache Spark
2 143 (11.94%) Elasticsearch
3 111 (9.27%) Apache
4 56 (4.67%) Apache Airflow
5 52 (4.34%) Confluence
6 25 (2.09%) Apache Solr
7 22 (1.84%) Luigi
8 19 (1.59%) CMS
9 18 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (1.00%) nginx
12 9 (0.75%) JBoss
12 9 (0.75%) Jupyter
13 8 (0.67%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.50%) Tornado
14 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.50%) WildFly
15 5 (0.42%) Camunda
15 5 (0.42%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.17%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Eikon
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.083%) Ripple
3 1 (0.083%) Salerio
3 1 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 562 (46.91%) AWS
2 274 (22.87%) Azure
3 184 (15.36%) GCP
4 104 (8.68%) Serverless
5 75 (6.26%) SaaS
6 66 (5.51%) Amazon S3
7 58 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
8 51 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (4.17%) Amazon EMR
9 50 (4.17%) Amazon Kinesis
10 35 (2.92%) Amazon EKS
10 35 (2.92%) Amazon SQS
11 32 (2.67%) Power Platform
12 27 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
13 26 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (2.09%) GitHub
15 24 (2.00%) PaaS
16 22 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
18 18 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.09%) HTTP
2 24 (2.00%) Firewall
3 13 (1.09%) MQTT
4 12 (1.00%) FTP
5 11 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.67%) AMQP
7 7 (0.58%) Internet
7 7 (0.58%) SSL
8 6 (0.50%) DNS
9 5 (0.42%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) Network Security
11 3 (0.25%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.25%) Modbus
11 3 (0.25%) Profibus
11 3 (0.25%) RS-232
11 3 (0.25%) RS-485
11 3 (0.25%) Skype
12 2 (0.17%) Calico
12 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (28.88%) Big Data
2 311 (25.96%) Hadoop
3 259 (21.62%) NoSQL
4 191 (15.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 178 (14.86%) MongoDB
6 164 (13.69%) SQL Server
7 136 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
8 107 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
9 91 (7.60%) Data Lake
10 88 (7.35%) Relational Database
11 79 (6.59%) Amazon Redshift
12 76 (6.34%) Flink
13 73 (6.09%) Apache Hive
14 68 (5.68%) HBase
15 64 (5.34%) Redis
16 62 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 61 (5.09%) BigQuery
18 57 (4.76%) MySQL
19 55 (4.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 52 (4.34%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 142 (11.85%) Git (software)
2 104 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 91 (7.60%) JIRA
4 46 (3.84%) Maven
5 28 (2.34%) JUnit
6 24 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.67%) Artifactory
8 20 (1.67%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.59%) CircleCI
9 19 (1.59%) Selenium
10 16 (1.34%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.17%) GitLab
11 14 (1.17%) Gradle
11 14 (1.17%) NUnit
11 14 (1.17%) Subversion
12 13 (1.09%) ERwin
12 13 (1.09%) PowerDesigner
General
1 293 (24.46%) Finance
2 106 (8.85%) Banking
3 48 (4.01%) Games
4 39 (3.26%) Marketing
5 25 (2.09%) Front Office
6 19 (1.59%) Advertising
7 16 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.34%) Retail
8 15 (1.25%) Public Sector
9 13 (1.09%) Back Office
9 13 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.67%) Law
13 4 (0.33%) Billing
13 4 (0.33%) Legal
13 4 (0.33%) Police
14 3 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 452 (37.73%) Developer
2 256 (21.37%) Data Engineer
3 214 (17.86%) Java Developer
4 115 (9.60%) Architect
5 93 (7.76%) Software Engineer
6 88 (7.35%) Senior Developer
7 71 (5.93%) Data Architect
8 60 (5.01%) Java Engineer
9 57 (4.76%) Senior Data Engineer
10 54 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
10 54 (4.51%) Big Data Engineer
11 52 (4.34%) Scala Developer
12 50 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
12 50 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
13 48 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 38 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
15 35 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
16 32 (2.67%) Python Engineer
17 31 (2.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 30 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (13.44%) RabbitMQ
2 157 (13.11%) Spring
3 143 (11.94%) Node.js
4 131 (10.93%) Spring Boot
5 129 (10.77%) .NET
6 112 (9.35%) React
7 111 (9.27%) REST
8 108 (9.02%) AngularJS
9 84 (7.01%) Web Services
10 75 (6.26%) HTML
11 65 (5.43%) CSS
12 63 (5.26%) RESTful
13 61 (5.09%) .NET Core
14 57 (4.76%) Apache NiFi
15 55 (4.59%) JSON
15 55 (4.59%) React Native
16 50 (4.17%) Redux
17 48 (4.01%) Akka
18 46 (3.84%) ActiveMQ
19 40 (3.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 65 (5.43%) Data Structures
5 56 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 53 (4.42%) Cloud Native
7 52 (4.34%) Hedge funds
8 38 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 36 (3.01%) Equities
10 33 (2.75%) Management Information System
11 32 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
12 29 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.92%) User Experience
14 20 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (1.59%) Data Centre
16 15 (1.25%) Reference Data
17 13 (1.09%) Fixed Income
18 9 (0.75%) Life Science
18 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
18 9 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 199 (16.61%) Linux
2 41 (3.42%) Windows
3 26 (2.17%) CentOS
4 23 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.50%) Unix
6 10 (0.83%) Android
7 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
8 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.17%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.083%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (33.81%) Microservices
3 317 (26.46%) DevOps
4 260 (21.70%) Software Engineering
5 245 (20.45%) TDD
6 185 (15.44%) Analytics
7 160 (13.36%) Machine Learning
8 159 (13.27%) Scrum
9 145 (12.10%) Computer Science
10 140 (11.69%) Fintech
11 125 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
12 120 (10.02%) Data Science
13 117 (9.77%) Test Automation
14 115 (9.60%) ETL
15 114 (9.52%) OO
16 108 (9.02%) Open Source
17 104 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
18 100 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
19 99 (8.26%) Artificial Intelligence
19 99 (8.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 631 (52.67%) Java
2 447 (37.31%) Python
3 305 (25.46%) SQL
4 297 (24.79%) Scala
5 193 (16.11%) JavaScript
6 130 (10.85%) C#
7 91 (7.60%) Go
7 91 (7.60%) Java 8
8 78 (6.51%) Kotlin
9 66 (5.51%) C++
10 54 (4.51%) R
11 40 (3.34%) Clojure
12 38 (3.17%) C
12 38 (3.17%) Ruby
13 35 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 35 (2.92%) TypeScript
14 31 (2.59%) PHP
15 26 (2.17%) PL/SQL
16 24 (2.00%) Perl
17 22 (1.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (14.11%) Degree
2 118 (9.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 37 (3.09%) Master's Degree
5 33 (2.75%) AWS Certification
5 33 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.58%) PhD
8 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.33%) CISSP
10 4 (0.33%) ISEB
10 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.25%) MBA
11 3 (0.25%) SANS
11 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.25%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.26%) QA
2 24 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.083%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 416 (34.72%) Docker
2 49 (4.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 34 (2.84%) HDFS
4 12 (1.00%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.33%) Varnish
8 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 395 (32.97%) Kubernetes
2 124 (10.35%) Terraform
3 97 (8.10%) Ansible
4 32 (2.67%) Puppet
5 31 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.00%) Kibana
6 24 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 20 (1.67%) Mesos
8 17 (1.42%) Salt
9 15 (1.25%) Marathon
10 13 (1.09%) Netcool
10 13 (1.09%) Opsview
11 12 (1.00%) Oozie
12 9 (0.75%) Grafana
12 9 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.75%) logstash
13 7 (0.58%) Rancher
14 6 (0.50%) Kubeflow
15 3 (0.25%) Nagios
15 3 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 124 (10.35%) Oracle
2 74 (6.18%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.26%) Google
4 47 (3.92%) Tableau
5 46 (3.84%) Databricks
6 32 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 32 (2.67%) TIBCO
7 29 (2.42%) Talend
8 28 (2.34%) Splunk
9 23 (1.92%) IBM
10 15 (1.25%) Cloudera
10 15 (1.25%) Informatica
11 14 (1.17%) AppDynamics
11 14 (1.17%) Facebook
12 13 (1.09%) Dynatrace
12 13 (1.09%) SevOne
12 13 (1.09%) TOWER Software
13 11 (0.92%) Ab Initio
13 11 (0.92%) Confluent
14 10 (0.83%) Atlassian