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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 135 208
Rank change year-on-year +43 +73 +38
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 5,850 2,342 1,571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.59% 2.55% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.65% 6.40% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,884 1,655 1,261
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £46,250
25th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £103,750 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +26.25% - +9.09%

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 67,591 36,570 36,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.47% 39.81% 39.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29,795 28,068 30,167
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.45% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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 +42 4,991 £82,500 +10.00% 329
London +6 3,760 £90,000 +12.50% 227
Work from Home +45 2,842 £85,000 +21.43% 152
UK excluding London -8 1,256 £75,750 +26.25% 114
South East +46 465 £80,000 +6.67% 23
North of England +14 374 £77,500 +40.91% 35
North West -1 212 £80,000 +60.00% 24
South West -37 138 £80,000 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire +1 121 £78,750 +26.00% 8
Midlands -51 107 £70,000 +16.67% 7
East of England -42 98 £62,500 -16.67% 25
West Midlands -32 69 £75,000 +25.00% 5
Scotland -74 62 £80,000 +42.22% 9
North East +8 41 £40,000 +14.29% 3
East Midlands -21 38 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Wales -41 15 £39,242 -7.67%
Northern Ireland -22 4 £59,750 -4.40% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 3,595 (61.45%) Java
2 3,312 (56.62%) Agile
3 3,261 (55.74%) Kubernetes
4 3,204 (54.77%) AWS
5 2,969 (50.75%) Docker
6 2,374 (40.58%) Python
7 2,276 (38.91%) Microservices
8 2,251 (38.48%) CI/CD
9 2,203 (37.66%) Software Engineering
10 2,083 (35.61%) Finance
11 1,720 (29.40%) Spring
12 1,716 (29.33%) DevOps
13 1,664 (28.44%) Azure
14 1,601 (27.37%) SQL
15 1,554 (26.56%) PostgreSQL
16 1,552 (26.53%) Jenkins
17 1,396 (23.86%) GCP
18 1,392 (23.79%) Git (software)
19 1,333 (22.79%) TDD
20 1,322 (22.60%) Social Skills
21 1,286 (21.98%) NoSQL
22 1,275 (21.79%) Terraform
23 1,257 (21.49%) Spring Boot
24 1,074 (18.36%) Big Data
25 1,061 (18.14%) React
26 1,048 (17.91%) Banking
27 996 (17.03%) JavaScript
28 978 (16.72%) Apache Spark
29 971 (16.60%) Linux
30 951 (16.26%) Scala

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
1 978 (16.72%) Apache Spark
2 698 (11.93%) Elasticsearch
3 483 (8.26%) Apache Airflow
4 375 (6.41%) Apache
5 195 (3.33%) Apache Solr
6 177 (3.03%) Confluence
7 120 (2.05%) Apache Pulsar
8 70 (1.20%) nginx
9 56 (0.96%) CMS
10 47 (0.80%) GemFire
10 47 (0.80%) Luigi
11 42 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 34 (0.58%) Jetty
13 33 (0.56%) JBoss
14 32 (0.55%) Apache Pig
15 29 (0.50%) Camunda
16 24 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
17 21 (0.36%) MQSeries
18 19 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.051%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.017%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 73 (1.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 49 (0.84%) R3 Corda
3 25 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.017%) assyst
5 1 (0.017%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.017%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.017%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.017%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.017%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3,204 (54.77%) AWS
2 1,664 (28.44%) Azure
3 1,396 (23.86%) GCP
4 650 (11.11%) Serverless
5 511 (8.74%) GitHub
6 417 (7.13%) AWS Lambda
7 407 (6.96%) Amazon Kinesis
8 363 (6.21%) Amazon S3
9 288 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
10 279 (4.77%) Snowflake
11 232 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 221 (3.78%) SaaS
13 214 (3.66%) Datadog
14 207 (3.54%) OpenShift
15 187 (3.20%) Amazon EKS
16 178 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
17 176 (3.01%) Amazon EMR
18 166 (2.84%) GitHub Actions
19 156 (2.67%) Slack
20 152 (2.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 260 (4.44%) HTTP
2 167 (2.85%) PPP
3 111 (1.90%) Firewall
4 74 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 68 (1.16%) Internet
6 55 (0.94%) Network Security
7 32 (0.55%) MQTT
8 23 (0.39%) Broadband
9 21 (0.36%) DNS
9 21 (0.36%) LAN
10 18 (0.31%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.27%) SD-WAN
11 16 (0.27%) WAN
12 13 (0.22%) Calico
13 11 (0.19%) VPN
14 9 (0.15%) AMQP
14 9 (0.15%) VLAN
15 7 (0.12%) Skype
16 6 (0.10%) SMS
16 6 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,554 (26.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1,286 (21.98%) NoSQL
3 1,074 (18.36%) Big Data
4 947 (16.19%) MongoDB
5 717 (12.26%) Hadoop
6 713 (12.19%) Redis
7 651 (11.13%) Relational Database
8 553 (9.45%) MySQL
9 470 (8.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 387 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
11 355 (6.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 338 (5.78%) SQL Server
13 303 (5.18%) Amazon Aurora
14 283 (4.84%) Data Lake
15 277 (4.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 277 (4.74%) BigQuery
16 262 (4.48%) HBase
17 215 (3.68%) Flink
18 207 (3.54%) Amazon Athena
18 207 (3.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,552 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 1,392 (23.79%) Git (software)
3 446 (7.62%) Maven
4 368 (6.29%) Gradle
5 310 (5.30%) JUnit
6 278 (4.75%) GitLab
7 275 (4.70%) JIRA
8 231 (3.95%) Cucumber
9 228 (3.90%) SonarQube
10 211 (3.61%) CircleCI
11 196 (3.35%) Selenium
12 175 (2.99%) Bitbucket
13 160 (2.74%) Cypress.io
14 147 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 144 (2.46%) Artifactory
16 137 (2.34%) Mockito
17 134 (2.29%) JMeter
18 124 (2.12%) Babel
19 122 (2.09%) Postman
20 98 (1.68%) NUnit
General
1 2,083 (35.61%) Finance
2 1,322 (22.60%) Social Skills
3 1,048 (17.91%) Banking
4 666 (11.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 504 (8.62%) Games
6 386 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
7 385 (6.58%) Retail
8 354 (6.05%) Marketing
9 236 (4.03%) Law
10 162 (2.77%) Public Sector
11 131 (2.24%) Telecoms
12 125 (2.14%) Legal
13 120 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
14 114 (1.95%) Automotive
15 91 (1.56%) Front Office
16 87 (1.49%) Advertising
17 83 (1.42%) Financial Institution
18 66 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
18 66 (1.13%) Retail Banking
19 60 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,623 (27.74%) Developer
2 1,334 (22.80%) Software Engineer
3 924 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 847 (14.48%) Data Engineer
5 620 (10.60%) Java Engineer
6 586 (10.02%) Senior Developer
7 413 (7.06%) Senior Software Engineer
8 369 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 304 (5.20%) Senior Data Engineer
10 298 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
11 277 (4.74%) Java Software Engineer
12 209 (3.57%) Architect
13 192 (3.28%) Senior Java Engineer
14 189 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
15 171 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
16 165 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
17 153 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
18 148 (2.53%) Python Developer
19 133 (2.27%) Engineering Manager
20 121 (2.07%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,720 (29.40%) Spring
2 1,257 (21.49%) Spring Boot
3 1,061 (18.14%) React
4 842 (14.39%) REST
5 816 (13.95%) RabbitMQ
6 593 (10.14%) Node.js
7 536 (9.16%) RESTful
8 484 (8.27%) AngularJS
9 432 (7.38%) .NET
10 361 (6.17%) GraphQL
11 311 (5.32%) HTML
12 300 (5.13%) Web Services
13 259 (4.43%) CSS
14 246 (4.21%) React Native
15 240 (4.10%) Middleware
16 224 (3.83%) ActiveMQ
17 220 (3.76%) JSON
18 197 (3.37%) gRPC
18 197 (3.37%) Ruby on Rails
19 192 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 686 (11.73%) Cloud Native
2 322 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
3 297 (5.08%) Algorithms
4 279 (4.77%) Public Cloud
5 257 (4.39%) Social Media
6 223 (3.81%) Blog
7 200 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
8 194 (3.32%) User Experience
9 191 (3.26%) Mobile App
10 186 (3.18%) Data Structures
11 184 (3.15%) Social Network
12 163 (2.79%) Virtual Team
13 156 (2.67%) Blockchain
14 150 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
15 120 (2.05%) Sports Betting
16 101 (1.73%) Equities
17 100 (1.71%) Cyberattack
18 93 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
19 85 (1.45%) Management Information System
20 78 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 971 (16.60%) Linux
2 282 (4.82%) Unix
3 180 (3.08%) Windows
4 109 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 108 (1.85%) Android
6 59 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 44 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 44 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.60%) CentOS
9 33 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 25 (0.43%) Debian
11 21 (0.36%) AIX
12 13 (0.22%) VMS
13 11 (0.19%) Windows Server
14 9 (0.15%) Alpine Linux
15 8 (0.14%) Kali Linux
16 6 (0.10%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.068%) Mesosphere
18 2 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
18 2 (0.034%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,312 (56.62%) Agile
2 2,276 (38.91%) Microservices
3 2,251 (38.48%) CI/CD
4 2,203 (37.66%) Software Engineering
5 1,716 (29.33%) DevOps
6 1,333 (22.79%) TDD
7 929 (15.88%) Test Automation
8 912 (15.59%) Event-Driven
9 877 (14.99%) Data Science
10 861 (14.72%) Analytics
11 816 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
11 816 (13.95%) Scrum
12 799 (13.66%) Mentoring
13 797 (13.62%) Data Engineering
14 781 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
15 754 (12.89%) Full Stack Development
16 699 (11.95%) Data Pipeline
17 697 (11.91%) Open Source
18 686 (11.73%) BDD
19 670 (11.45%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,595 (61.45%) Java
2 2,374 (40.58%) Python
3 1,601 (27.37%) SQL
4 996 (17.03%) JavaScript
5 951 (16.26%) Scala
6 706 (12.07%) Kotlin
7 685 (11.71%) Go
8 562 (9.61%) TypeScript
9 523 (8.94%) C#
10 421 (7.20%) Bash
11 401 (6.85%) Ruby
12 189 (3.23%) C++
13 173 (2.96%) Shell Script
14 141 (2.41%) Clojure
15 124 (2.12%) C
16 121 (2.07%) PowerShell
17 103 (1.76%) R
18 97 (1.66%) Groovy
19 86 (1.47%) Elm
20 81 (1.38%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 546 (9.33%) Degree
2 266 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 169 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 142 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.18%) Master's Degree
6 58 (0.99%) OCP
6 58 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
7 32 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 31 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.22%) CISSP
13 9 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 9 (0.15%) ISEB
13 9 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.15%) PhD
14 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.085%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 513 (8.77%) QA
2 161 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 75 (1.28%) GDPR
4 48 (0.82%) Accessibility
5 24 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.39%) SLA
7 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.17%) GxP
9 3 (0.051%) NIST
9 3 (0.051%) PSD2
10 2 (0.034%) SEPA
11 1 (0.017%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2,969 (50.75%) Docker
2 240 (4.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 94 (1.61%) Apache Flume
4 78 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 67 (1.15%) HDFS
5 67 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.36%) ISA Server
7 16 (0.27%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.17%) LXC
9 8 (0.14%) Ceph
10 5 (0.085%) NFS
11 4 (0.068%) etcd
11 4 (0.068%) KVM
12 3 (0.051%) Lustre
13 1 (0.017%) Firmware
13 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.017%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3,261 (55.74%) Kubernetes
2 1,275 (21.79%) Terraform
3 656 (11.21%) Ansible
4 289 (4.94%) Grafana
5 272 (4.65%) Prometheus
6 219 (3.74%) Puppet
7 187 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
8 171 (2.92%) Kibana
9 165 (2.82%) Istio
10 112 (1.91%) Oozie
11 72 (1.23%) logstash
12 64 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
12 64 (1.09%) HAProxy
13 48 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
14 43 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 40 (0.68%) Mesos
16 32 (0.55%) Graylog
17 30 (0.51%) MIIS
18 28 (0.48%) Opsgenie
18 28 (0.48%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 525 (8.97%) Google
2 396 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 322 (5.50%) Oracle
4 265 (4.53%) Databricks
5 184 (3.15%) Splunk
6 114 (1.95%) Confluent
6 114 (1.95%) Twitter
7 106 (1.81%) Cloudera
8 93 (1.59%) VMware
9 79 (1.35%) IBM
10 65 (1.11%) New Relic
10 65 (1.11%) Spotify
11 64 (1.09%) AppDynamics
12 59 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 58 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 51 (0.87%) Checkmarx
14 51 (0.87%) ServiceNow
15 50 (0.85%) Brandwatch
16 49 (0.84%) Red Hat
17 47 (0.80%) Sun