Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 149 250
Rank change year-on-year +29 +101 +30
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 3,688 1,101 1,861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.92% 2.25% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.26% 5.12% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,903 943 1,491
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
75th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £88,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £105,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -8.70%

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 50,810 21,521 51,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 44.03% 37.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,481 18,493 42,503
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +30 3,415 £77,500 +3.33% 462
London +8 2,191 £85,000 +6.25% 324
UK excluding London +76 1,290 £60,000 - 144
Work from Home +9 710 £75,000 +20.00% 115
South East +68 477 £75,000 +25.00% 39
North of England +71 370 £52,500 -8.70% 53
North West +35 190 £50,000 -13.04% 29
Yorkshire +23 173 £68,750 +22.22% 14
South West -3 132 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Midlands -77 116 £60,000 - 17
Scotland -25 92 £60,000 -2.04% 7
West Midlands -69 88 £60,000 - 13
East of England -53 68 £60,000 -4.00% 10
East Midlands -78 28 £45,000 -23.40% 3
Northern Ireland - 26 £75,000 - 3
Wales -55 9 £38,000 -24.00%
North East - 7 £35,000 - 10
Isle of Man -6 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 2,230 (60.47%) Java
2 2,006 (54.39%) AWS
3 1,925 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1,672 (45.34%) Microservices
5 1,655 (44.88%) Docker
6 1,581 (42.87%) Kubernetes
7 1,417 (38.42%) Software Engineering
8 1,377 (37.34%) Python
9 1,303 (35.33%) DevOps
10 1,254 (34.00%) Finance
11 1,088 (29.50%) Spring
12 1,036 (28.09%) SQL
13 1,010 (27.39%) Azure
14 1,009 (27.36%) React
15 994 (26.95%) Jenkins
16 952 (25.81%) Apache Spark
17 883 (23.94%) NoSQL
18 858 (23.26%) Git (software)
19 794 (21.53%) GCP
20 788 (21.37%) Node.js
21 761 (20.63%) PostgreSQL
22 758 (20.55%) Big Data
23 754 (20.44%) Linux
24 752 (20.39%) JavaScript
25 710 (19.25%) Spring Boot
26 690 (18.71%) Full Stack Development
27 688 (18.66%) TDD
28 686 (18.60%) Analytics
29 662 (17.95%) Ansible
30 650 (17.62%) MongoDB

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
1 952 (25.81%) Apache Spark
2 396 (10.74%) Apache
3 395 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
4 215 (5.83%) GemFire
5 205 (5.56%) Apache Airflow
6 161 (4.37%) Confluence
7 93 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 47 (1.27%) Luigi
9 31 (0.84%) nginx
10 28 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 27 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 26 (0.70%) Jupyter
13 24 (0.65%) SharePoint
14 22 (0.60%) Apache Pig
14 22 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
15 20 (0.54%) Gunicorn
15 20 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
16 19 (0.52%) Apache Pulsar
17 15 (0.41%) Mule
18 14 (0.38%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (0.38%) InVision
1 14 (0.38%) Sketch
2 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.27%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
6 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.027%) Figma
8 1 (0.027%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (0.70%) Distributed Ledger
2 11 (0.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 9 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 7 (0.19%) Summit
5 6 (0.16%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.054%) Magento
8 1 (0.027%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2,006 (54.39%) AWS
2 1,010 (27.39%) Azure
3 794 (21.53%) GCP
4 464 (12.58%) GitHub
5 394 (10.68%) Serverless
6 359 (9.73%) Amazon Kinesis
7 262 (7.10%) AWS Lambda
8 243 (6.59%) SaaS
9 204 (5.53%) OpenShift
10 159 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
11 141 (3.82%) Amazon S3
11 141 (3.82%) PaaS
12 125 (3.39%) Snowflake
13 121 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
14 117 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
15 108 (2.93%) Amazon EMR
16 99 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
17 89 (2.41%) Power Platform
18 80 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
19 69 (1.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (4.26%) HTTP
2 60 (1.63%) Firewall
3 43 (1.17%) Internet
4 34 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.87%) DNS
5 32 (0.87%) SSL
6 30 (0.81%) Calico
7 28 (0.76%) Cisco IPT
7 28 (0.76%) MQTT
8 18 (0.49%) Broadband
9 16 (0.43%) SMTP
10 14 (0.38%) VPN
11 11 (0.30%) SMS
12 10 (0.27%) DHCP
12 10 (0.27%) SNMP
13 9 (0.24%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.24%) IPv4
13 9 (0.24%) IPv6
13 9 (0.24%) SSH
13 9 (0.24%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 883 (23.94%) NoSQL
2 761 (20.63%) PostgreSQL
3 758 (20.55%) Big Data
4 650 (17.62%) MongoDB
5 570 (15.46%) Relational Database
6 566 (15.35%) Hadoop
7 452 (12.26%) MySQL
7 452 (12.26%) Redis
8 346 (9.38%) SQL Server
9 342 (9.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 318 (8.62%) HBase
11 270 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
12 259 (7.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 234 (6.34%) MariaDB
14 176 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
15 165 (4.47%) RDBMS
16 158 (4.28%) Data Lake
17 138 (3.74%) Apache Hive
18 127 (3.44%) Amazon Aurora
19 108 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 994 (26.95%) Jenkins
2 858 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 337 (9.14%) JUnit
4 318 (8.62%) Gradle
5 293 (7.94%) Cypress.io
6 284 (7.70%) Cucumber
7 270 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 254 (6.89%) Mockito
9 238 (6.45%) Eclipse
10 218 (5.91%) IntelliJ
11 216 (5.86%) JIRA
12 215 (5.83%) Protractor
13 203 (5.50%) Maven
14 192 (5.21%) Storybook
15 183 (4.96%) Artifactory
16 146 (3.96%) Selenium
17 145 (3.93%) SonarQube
18 125 (3.39%) GitLab
19 124 (3.36%) JMeter
20 98 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,254 (34.00%) Finance
2 631 (17.11%) Social Skills
3 623 (16.89%) Banking
4 367 (9.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 305 (8.27%) Law
6 213 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
7 204 (5.53%) Retail
8 152 (4.12%) Games
9 103 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
10 84 (2.28%) Marketing
11 78 (2.11%) Legal
12 69 (1.87%) Front Office
13 60 (1.63%) Publishing
14 55 (1.49%) Public Sector
15 49 (1.33%) Investment Banking
16 43 (1.17%) Advertising
17 30 (0.81%) Manufacturing
17 30 (0.81%) Retail Finance
18 29 (0.79%) Billing
19 27 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,139 (30.88%) Developer
2 835 (22.64%) Software Engineer
3 546 (14.80%) Java Developer
4 457 (12.39%) Data Engineer
5 315 (8.54%) Senior Developer
6 312 (8.46%) Senior Software Engineer
7 254 (6.89%) Java Engineer
8 194 (5.26%) Architect
9 190 (5.15%) Principal Engineer
10 183 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 180 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
12 179 (4.85%) Software Developer
13 153 (4.15%) Senior Data Engineer
14 144 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 140 (3.80%) Lead Software Engineer
16 134 (3.63%) Principal Software Engineer
17 124 (3.36%) Senior Java Engineer
18 114 (3.09%) Java Software Engineer
19 96 (2.60%) AWS Engineer
20 86 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,088 (29.50%) Spring
2 1,009 (27.36%) React
3 788 (21.37%) Node.js
4 710 (19.25%) Spring Boot
5 646 (17.52%) RabbitMQ
6 628 (17.03%) AngularJS
7 486 (13.18%) REST
8 419 (11.36%) .NET
9 418 (11.33%) RESTful
10 385 (10.44%) Web Services
11 367 (9.95%) CSS
12 336 (9.11%) JSON
13 291 (7.89%) Redux
14 260 (7.05%) HTML
15 250 (6.78%) GraphQL
16 234 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 218 (5.91%) WireMock
18 211 (5.72%) Spark Streaming
19 205 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
19 205 (5.56%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 356 (9.65%) User Experience
2 231 (6.26%) Self-Motivation
3 208 (5.64%) Linux Command Line
4 205 (5.56%) Cloud Native
5 166 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
6 159 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
7 154 (4.18%) Algorithms
8 139 (3.77%) Data Structures
9 115 (3.12%) Mobile App
10 93 (2.52%) Cyberattack
11 78 (2.11%) Virtual Team
12 74 (2.01%) Hedge funds
13 62 (1.68%) Equities
14 59 (1.60%) Public Cloud
15 51 (1.38%) SWIFT
16 46 (1.25%) Blog
17 44 (1.19%) Management Information System
18 43 (1.17%) Data Centre
18 43 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 40 (1.08%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 754 (20.44%) Linux
2 389 (10.55%) Unix
3 120 (3.25%) Windows
4 85 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (1.84%) CentOS
6 53 (1.44%) Android
6 53 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 24 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 23 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.11%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.11%) Debian
12 3 (0.081%) VMS
13 2 (0.054%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.054%) SUSE
13 2 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.027%) AIX
14 1 (0.027%) Solaris
14 1 (0.027%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,925 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,672 (45.34%) Microservices
3 1,417 (38.42%) Software Engineering
4 1,303 (35.33%) DevOps
5 690 (18.71%) Full Stack Development
6 688 (18.66%) TDD
7 686 (18.60%) Analytics
8 619 (16.78%) Computer Science
9 553 (14.99%) Scrum
10 547 (14.83%) Test Automation
11 545 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
12 513 (13.91%) Fintech
13 488 (13.23%) Event-Driven
14 473 (12.83%) Data Science
15 465 (12.61%) OO
16 456 (12.36%) Open Source
17 422 (11.44%) Mentoring
18 365 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
19 341 (9.25%) Data Pipeline
20 332 (9.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2,230 (60.47%) Java
2 1,377 (37.34%) Python
3 1,036 (28.09%) SQL
4 752 (20.39%) JavaScript
5 480 (13.02%) Scala
6 441 (11.96%) C#
7 432 (11.71%) TypeScript
8 322 (8.73%) Go
9 264 (7.16%) Shell Script
10 262 (7.10%) Kotlin
11 217 (5.88%) Java 8
12 193 (5.23%) Groovy
13 185 (5.02%) Bash Shell
14 123 (3.34%) C++
15 119 (3.23%) PHP
16 110 (2.98%) Ruby
17 100 (2.71%) PowerShell
18 98 (2.66%) C
19 72 (1.95%) Clojure
19 72 (1.95%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 590 (16.00%) Degree
2 211 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 209 (5.67%) OCP
3 209 (5.67%) Oracle Certification
4 81 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 65 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 58 (1.57%) Master's Degree
7 45 (1.22%) AWS Certification
8 32 (0.87%) CISSP
9 28 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 28 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.41%) CCSP
12 11 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.22%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.16%) PhD
15 5 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.14%) GIAC
15 5 (0.14%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (6.86%) QA
2 97 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 34 (0.92%) GDPR
4 32 (0.87%) Accessibility
5 29 (0.79%) SLA
6 20 (0.54%) GRC
6 20 (0.54%) PMO
7 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.054%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.054%) MiFID
9 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1,655 (44.88%) Docker
2 204 (5.53%) HDFS
3 143 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 59 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (0.76%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.30%) etcd
8 10 (0.27%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.27%) Ceph
8 10 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.19%) KVM
11 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.027%) Firmware
12 1 (0.027%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.027%) NFS
12 1 (0.027%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,581 (42.87%) Kubernetes
2 662 (17.95%) Ansible
3 601 (16.30%) Terraform
4 216 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
5 209 (5.67%) Grafana
6 137 (3.71%) Prometheus
7 108 (2.93%) Kibana
8 87 (2.36%) Puppet
9 61 (1.65%) logstash
10 45 (1.22%) Istio
11 37 (1.00%) HAProxy
12 32 (0.87%) Graphite
13 31 (0.84%) Consul
14 26 (0.70%) Opsgenie
14 26 (0.70%) ZABBIX
15 22 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
16 19 (0.52%) Mesos
17 18 (0.49%) Pingdom
18 17 (0.46%) Oozie
19 14 (0.38%) MIIS
Vendors
1 411 (11.14%) Oracle
2 336 (9.11%) Google
3 238 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 206 (5.59%) VMware
5 192 (5.21%) Okta
6 105 (2.85%) Databricks
7 101 (2.74%) Splunk
8 89 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 79 (2.14%) IBM
10 52 (1.41%) New Relic
11 49 (1.33%) Zend
12 47 (1.27%) Atlassian
13 46 (1.25%) Cloudera
14 45 (1.22%) StreamSets
15 42 (1.14%) SAP
16 38 (1.03%) Confluent
17 37 (1.00%) Talend
18 33 (0.89%) Informatica
19 30 (0.81%) Hortonworks
20 27 (0.73%) Sybase