Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 222 260
Rank change year-on-year +102 +38 +130
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,668 1,885 2,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 1.49% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.08% 3.85% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,740 1,587 1,670
Median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £46,188 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £112,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%

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 27,438 49,014 60,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.85% 38.87% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23,230 40,610 49,776
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 18 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 22 January 2021. 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 +94 1,575 £72,500 -3.33% 283
London +71 1,088 £80,000 - 180
UK excluding London +126 532 £60,000 +9.09% 118
Work from Home +30 368 £65,000 -13.33% 66
North of England +115 149 £55,000 +10.00% 49
South East +49 104 £62,500 +8.70% 18
Midlands +123 100 £60,000 - 10
South West +82 90 £60,000 +14.29% 14
North West +128 71 £43,750 -27.08% 21
Yorkshire +31 69 £65,000 +30.00% 22
West Midlands +100 66 £60,000 -14.29% 6
Scotland +55 58 £67,500 +18.17% 12
East Midlands +64 34 £62,500 +25.00% 4
East of England +61 19 £72,500 - 11
North East +24 9 £65,000 +43.13% 6
Wales +52 7 £40,496 +19.77% 4
Northern Ireland +17 4 £52,500 +31.25%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 886 (53.12%) Java
2 785 (47.06%) Docker
3 702 (42.09%) Python
4 670 (40.17%) Microservices
5 663 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
6 643 (38.55%) AWS
7 605 (36.27%) Kubernetes
8 496 (29.74%) DevOps
9 472 (28.30%) Software Engineering
10 400 (23.98%) TDD
11 396 (23.74%) JavaScript
12 389 (23.32%) Finance
13 386 (23.14%) SQL
14 377 (22.60%) Apache Spark
15 348 (20.86%) Azure
16 340 (20.38%) Spring
17 304 (18.23%) NoSQL
18 296 (17.75%) Spring Boot
19 294 (17.63%) Node.js
20 287 (17.21%) Scala
21 277 (16.61%) Big Data
22 269 (16.13%) MongoDB
23 262 (15.71%) Go
23 262 (15.71%) Hadoop
24 257 (15.41%) React
25 249 (14.93%) .NET
26 242 (14.51%) Linux
26 242 (14.51%) PostgreSQL
27 226 (13.55%) Scrum
28 218 (13.07%) GCP

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
1 377 (22.60%) Apache Spark
2 209 (12.53%) Elasticsearch
3 182 (10.91%) Apache
4 35 (2.10%) Confluence
5 33 (1.98%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (1.26%) Luigi
7 13 (0.78%) Tornado
8 11 (0.66%) Apache Synapse
9 10 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.42%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.42%) CMS
11 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.30%) IIS
11 5 (0.30%) JBoss
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
12 4 (0.24%) nginx
13 1 (0.060%) Jetty
13 1 (0.060%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.48%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.30%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.060%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 643 (38.55%) AWS
2 348 (20.86%) Azure
3 218 (13.07%) GCP
4 100 (6.00%) Serverless
5 86 (5.16%) SaaS
6 85 (5.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 76 (4.56%) AWS Lambda
8 67 (4.02%) GitHub
9 46 (2.76%) Amazon S3
10 44 (2.64%) PaaS
11 36 (2.16%) IaaS
12 33 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 33 (1.98%) Amazon EKS
12 33 (1.98%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (1.56%) Power Platform
14 25 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.18%) HTTP
2 27 (1.62%) Firewall
3 17 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.90%) AMQP
5 10 (0.60%) SSL
6 9 (0.54%) DNS
6 9 (0.54%) Internet
6 9 (0.54%) VPN
7 7 (0.42%) SAN
8 6 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.36%) LAN
8 6 (0.36%) WAN
9 5 (0.30%) DMZ
9 5 (0.30%) OpenVPN
10 4 (0.24%) 802.11
10 4 (0.24%) FTP
10 4 (0.24%) SNMP
10 4 (0.24%) SSH
11 3 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (18.23%) NoSQL
2 277 (16.61%) Big Data
3 269 (16.13%) MongoDB
4 262 (15.71%) Hadoop
5 242 (14.51%) PostgreSQL
6 171 (10.25%) SQL Server
7 154 (9.23%) MySQL
8 151 (9.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 115 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
10 94 (5.64%) Redis
10 94 (5.64%) Relational Database
11 84 (5.04%) Data Lake
12 66 (3.96%) BigQuery
13 62 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 60 (3.60%) Apache Hive
15 53 (3.18%) HBase
16 44 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (2.52%) Scylla
18 41 (2.46%) Flink
19 37 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 205 (12.29%) Jenkins
2 171 (10.25%) Git (software)
3 133 (7.97%) GitLab
4 53 (3.18%) JIRA
5 43 (2.58%) Maven
6 42 (2.52%) Cucumber
7 41 (2.46%) Selenium
8 26 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 23 (1.38%) JUnit
10 22 (1.32%) Gradle
11 21 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.96%) SonarQube
15 13 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.66%) Artifactory
16 11 (0.66%) WebDriver
17 9 (0.54%) JMeter
17 9 (0.54%) Mocha
17 9 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 389 (23.32%) Finance
2 156 (9.35%) Banking
3 130 (7.79%) Games
4 47 (2.82%) Retail
5 45 (2.70%) Front Office
6 31 (1.86%) Public Sector
7 23 (1.38%) Marketing
8 20 (1.20%) Online Betting
9 19 (1.14%) Legal
10 15 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.78%) Law
12 12 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.66%) Advertising
14 8 (0.48%) French Language
15 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.30%) Back Office
17 4 (0.24%) Military
18 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 689 (41.31%) Developer
2 290 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 236 (14.15%) Software Engineer
4 227 (13.61%) Data Engineer
5 198 (11.87%) Senior Developer
6 155 (9.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 126 (7.55%) Architect
8 125 (7.49%) Java Engineer
9 83 (4.98%) AWS Engineer
9 83 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
10 78 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
11 75 (4.50%) .NET Software Engineer
12 73 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
13 71 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
13 71 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 69 (4.14%) Lead Developer
15 66 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (3.42%) Senior Java Engineer
17 56 (3.36%) Senior Data Engineer
18 53 (3.18%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (20.38%) Spring
2 296 (17.75%) Spring Boot
3 294 (17.63%) Node.js
4 257 (15.41%) React
5 249 (14.93%) .NET
6 202 (12.11%) RabbitMQ
7 190 (11.39%) .NET Core
8 188 (11.27%) REST
9 170 (10.19%) AngularJS
10 116 (6.95%) .NET Framework
11 97 (5.82%) Web Services
12 86 (5.16%) ActiveMQ
13 76 (4.56%) RESTful
14 73 (4.38%) Apache Flex
15 70 (4.20%) GraphQL
15 70 (4.20%) React Native
16 66 (3.96%) Vue.js
17 60 (3.60%) Apache NiFi
17 60 (3.60%) Hibernate
18 56 (3.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 148 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (4.80%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.96%) Cloud Native
4 62 (3.72%) Algorithms
5 51 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (2.88%) User Experience
7 45 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 35 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.56%) Tandem
11 22 (1.32%) Media Streaming
11 22 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (1.26%) Online Games
12 21 (1.26%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 19 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
14 19 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.08%) Management Information System
15 18 (1.08%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 242 (14.51%) Linux
2 57 (3.42%) Windows
3 33 (1.98%) Unix
4 32 (1.92%) CentOS
5 26 (1.56%) Android
6 24 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 1 (0.060%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (40.17%) Microservices
2 663 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
3 496 (29.74%) DevOps
4 472 (28.30%) Software Engineering
5 400 (23.98%) TDD
6 226 (13.55%) Scrum
7 189 (11.33%) Fintech
8 167 (10.01%) Data Science
9 160 (9.59%) Analytics
10 158 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
11 146 (8.75%) Test Automation
12 145 (8.69%) Data Engineering
13 144 (8.63%) Infrastructure as Code
14 134 (8.03%) BDD
15 131 (7.85%) Mentoring
16 125 (7.49%) Machine Learning
17 122 (7.31%) ETL
18 119 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
19 105 (6.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 103 (6.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 886 (53.12%) Java
2 702 (42.09%) Python
3 396 (23.74%) JavaScript
4 386 (23.14%) SQL
5 287 (17.21%) Scala
6 262 (15.71%) Go
7 172 (10.31%) Kotlin
8 171 (10.25%) Java 8
9 167 (10.01%) C#
10 89 (5.34%) TypeScript
11 76 (4.56%) Bash Shell
12 56 (3.36%) PHP
13 52 (3.12%) Ruby
14 46 (2.76%) Clojure
15 45 (2.70%) C++
16 38 (2.28%) R
17 37 (2.22%) Shell Script
18 36 (2.16%) C
19 24 (1.44%) Elixir
20 21 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (4.08%) Degree
2 61 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.84%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.66%) PhD
7 8 (0.48%) ISEB
7 8 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.48%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.42%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.060%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.60%) QA
2 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.18%) PSD2
3 3 (0.18%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.060%) GDPR
4 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 785 (47.06%) Docker
2 23 (1.38%) HDFS
3 21 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.24%) Postfix
9 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.060%) Gluster
10 1 (0.060%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 605 (36.27%) Kubernetes
2 207 (12.41%) Ansible
3 192 (11.51%) Terraform
4 84 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (2.88%) Prometheus
6 40 (2.40%) Puppet
7 28 (1.68%) Graphite
8 27 (1.62%) Grafana
9 24 (1.44%) ZABBIX
10 21 (1.26%) Nagios
11 13 (0.78%) Oozie
12 12 (0.72%) Kibana
13 9 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.54%) Istio
13 9 (0.54%) Mesos
14 7 (0.42%) Marathon
14 7 (0.42%) Opsview
15 6 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (0.30%) logstash
17 4 (0.24%) Munin
Vendors
1 106 (6.35%) Oracle
2 65 (3.90%) Google
3 63 (3.78%) Microsoft
4 54 (3.24%) Databricks
4 54 (3.24%) Red Hat
5 23 (1.38%) Talend
6 22 (1.32%) Informatica
6 22 (1.32%) Zend
7 21 (1.26%) VMware
8 19 (1.14%) IBM
9 16 (0.96%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.78%) Charles River
10 13 (0.78%) Cloudera
11 12 (0.72%) StreamSets
12 11 (0.66%) Solace
13 9 (0.54%) Teradata
14 8 (0.48%) Confluent
14 8 (0.48%) Splunk
15 7 (0.42%) Facebook
15 7 (0.42%) Spotify