Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 729 985
Rank change year-on-year +303 +256 +220
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1263 538 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 945 439 291
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -

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 69943 74299 83184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.91% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 57874 64406 71138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +304 1226 £67,500 -3.57% 110
London +196 869 £70,000 -6.67% 77
UK excluding London +291 390 £57,500 +15.00% 35
South East +147 144 £65,000 - 9
North of England +71 83 £52,500 +5.00% 10
South West +55 64 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Yorkshire +73 47 £52,500 +7.69% 3
East of England +23 38 £60,000 +45.45% 6
North West +15 36 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Midlands +57 27 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Scotland +11 20 £70,000 +55.56% 2
East Midlands - 16 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands +26 11 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Wales - 10 £32,612 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £57,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Kafka.

1 868 (68.73%) Java
2 737 (58.35%) Agile Software Development
3 569 (45.05%) Apache Spark
4 517 (40.93%) Python
5 476 (37.69%) Hadoop
6 461 (36.50%) Big Data
7 394 (31.20%) Amazon AWS
8 388 (30.72%) TDD
9 383 (30.32%) Finance
10 375 (29.69%) NoSQL
11 369 (29.22%) Docker
12 354 (28.03%) Scala
13 353 (27.95%) Software Engineering
14 340 (26.92%) DevOps
15 334 (26.44%) SQL
16 326 (25.81%) Apache Cassandra
17 303 (23.99%) Spring
18 299 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
19 292 (23.12%) Linux
20 275 (21.77%) Microservices
21 270 (21.38%) JavaScript
22 267 (21.14%) Scrum
23 261 (20.67%) Jenkins
24 256 (20.27%) Elasticsearch
25 230 (18.21%) RabbitMQ
26 229 (18.13%) Git (software)
27 225 (17.81%) AngularJS
28 223 (17.66%) BDD
29 217 (17.18%) Analytics
30 210 (16.63%) 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
1 569 (45.05%) Apache Spark
2 256 (20.27%) Elasticsearch
3 204 (16.15%) Apache
4 101 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 64 (5.07%) Apache Solr
6 54 (4.28%) Apache Pig
7 43 (3.40%) WebSphere
8 42 (3.33%) WebLogic
9 35 (2.77%) CMS
10 34 (2.69%) Confluence
11 33 (2.61%) Jetty
12 27 (2.14%) Liferay
13 26 (2.06%) JBoss
14 16 (1.27%) OpenStack
15 15 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
17 12 (0.95%) Alfresco
18 11 (0.87%) nginx
19 10 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (0.48%) HipChat
2 5 (0.40%) SPSS
3 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.079%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 394 (31.20%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.83%) GitHub
4 54 (4.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (3.01%) Amazon Kinesis
6 37 (2.93%) IaaS
7 33 (2.61%) SaaS
8 32 (2.53%) PaaS
9 31 (2.45%) Amazon S3
10 27 (2.14%) Serverless
11 26 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
15 13 (1.03%) Datadog
16 11 (0.87%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.79%) Loggly
17 10 (0.79%) Sumo Logic
17 10 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.64%) AMQP
2 36 (2.85%) HTTP
3 24 (1.90%) DNS
4 18 (1.43%) Kerberos
5 17 (1.35%) SSL
6 9 (0.71%) Firewall
7 7 (0.55%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.55%) Internet
8 6 (0.48%) DHCP
8 6 (0.48%) SSH
8 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.40%) ICMP
9 5 (0.40%) VPN
10 4 (0.32%) LDAP
11 3 (0.24%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.16%) LAN
12 2 (0.16%) RTP
12 2 (0.16%) SAN
12 2 (0.16%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (37.69%) Hadoop
2 461 (36.50%) Big Data
3 375 (29.69%) NoSQL
4 326 (25.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 210 (16.63%) MongoDB
6 165 (13.06%) Relational Database
7 164 (12.98%) Apache Hive
8 148 (11.72%) SQL Server
9 137 (10.85%) Redis
10 126 (9.98%) HBase
11 120 (9.50%) MySQL
12 109 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
13 74 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
14 69 (5.46%) RDBMS
15 65 (5.15%) Neo4j
16 60 (4.75%) Riak
17 51 (4.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 44 (3.48%) Impala
19 40 (3.17%) Hazelcast
20 36 (2.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 261 (20.67%) Jenkins
2 229 (18.13%) Git (software)
3 182 (14.41%) Maven
4 109 (8.63%) Cucumber
5 90 (7.13%) JIRA
6 71 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 63 (4.99%) Subversion
8 59 (4.67%) Gradle
9 56 (4.43%) Vagrant
10 55 (4.35%) Selenium
11 48 (3.80%) TeamCity
12 39 (3.09%) JUnit
13 36 (2.85%) Bitbucket
14 31 (2.45%) Eclipse
15 30 (2.38%) FitNesse
16 26 (2.06%) JBehave
17 25 (1.98%) Mockito
18 24 (1.90%) SonarQube
19 23 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 383 (30.32%) Finance
2 175 (13.86%) Banking
3 92 (7.28%) Investment Banking
4 90 (7.13%) Front Office
5 78 (6.18%) Marketing
6 71 (5.62%) Retail Banking
7 57 (4.51%) Retail
8 52 (4.12%) Telecoms
9 41 (3.25%) Manufacturing
10 39 (3.09%) Electronics
11 36 (2.85%) Games
12 17 (1.35%) Advertising
12 17 (1.35%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.19%) Legal
13 15 (1.19%) Online Betting
14 14 (1.11%) Publishing
15 4 (0.32%) Military
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
16 2 (0.16%) Law
17 1 (0.079%) Billing
Job Titles
1 523 (41.41%) Developer
2 269 (21.30%) Java Developer
3 150 (11.88%) Software Engineer
4 140 (11.08%) Senior Developer
5 123 (9.74%) Data Engineer
6 91 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 83 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 82 (6.49%) Big Data Engineer
9 81 (6.41%) Architect
10 76 (6.02%) Java Engineer
11 56 (4.43%) Big Data Developer
12 55 (4.35%) C# Developer
13 52 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
13 52 (4.12%) Software Developer
14 48 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (3.64%) Data Architect
16 45 (3.56%) .NET Developer
16 45 (3.56%) Hadoop Engineer
17 43 (3.40%) Software Manager
18 40 (3.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (23.99%) Spring
2 230 (18.21%) RabbitMQ
3 225 (17.81%) AngularJS
4 180 (14.25%) Node.js
5 155 (12.27%) Web Services
6 151 (11.96%) REST
7 131 (10.37%) RESTful
8 121 (9.58%) HTML
9 114 (9.03%) .NET
10 113 (8.95%) Hibernate
11 111 (8.79%) React
12 99 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
13 85 (6.73%) JSON
14 77 (6.10%) CSS
15 75 (5.94%) Spring Boot
16 74 (5.86%) HTML5
17 71 (5.62%) JMS
18 58 (4.59%) Apache Camel
19 55 (4.35%) ASP.NET
20 48 (3.80%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 132 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 104 (8.23%) Fintech
3 96 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (6.65%) Algorithms
5 83 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (5.46%) Derivative
7 38 (3.01%) Data Structures
8 36 (2.85%) Equity Derivative
9 32 (2.53%) Fixed Income
10 29 (2.30%) Equities
10 29 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 28 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (1.98%) Data Centre
13 20 (1.58%) User Experience
14 16 (1.27%) Clustering
14 16 (1.27%) Virtual Team
15 15 (1.19%) Social Media
16 13 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.95%) Cloud Native
17 12 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 292 (23.12%) Linux
2 87 (6.89%) Unix
3 58 (4.59%) Ubuntu
4 49 (3.88%) CentOS
5 31 (2.45%) Windows
6 21 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.50%) Android
9 11 (0.87%) SUSE
10 4 (0.32%) openSUSE
10 4 (0.32%) Solaris
11 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.16%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.079%) AIX
12 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (58.35%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (30.72%) TDD
3 353 (27.95%) Software Engineering
4 340 (26.92%) DevOps
5 299 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
6 275 (21.77%) Microservices
7 267 (21.14%) Scrum
8 223 (17.66%) BDD
9 217 (17.18%) Analytics
10 194 (15.36%) Test Automation
11 179 (14.17%) Open Source
12 158 (12.51%) Machine Learning
13 150 (11.88%) Kanban
14 106 (8.39%) OO
15 104 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
16 98 (7.76%) Mentoring
17 93 (7.36%) MVC
18 89 (7.05%) Multithreading
19 87 (6.89%) Asset Management
20 80 (6.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 868 (68.73%) Java
2 517 (40.93%) Python
3 354 (28.03%) Scala
4 334 (26.44%) SQL
5 270 (21.38%) JavaScript
6 203 (16.07%) C#
7 133 (10.53%) Ruby
8 112 (8.87%) C++
9 102 (8.08%) Bash Shell
10 89 (7.05%) Go
11 49 (3.88%) R
12 47 (3.72%) Clojure
13 41 (3.25%) Perl
14 40 (3.17%) ES6
14 40 (3.17%) PHP
15 28 (2.22%) C
15 28 (2.22%) TypeScript
16 23 (1.82%) Groovy
17 19 (1.50%) F#
18 18 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (11.01%) Degree
2 57 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.14%) PhD
4 15 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.24%) RHCE
11 1 (0.079%) CCA
11 1 (0.079%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.079%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.41%) QA
2 30 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.03%) MiFID
4 3 (0.24%) SEPA
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) EMIR
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.079%) GCP
6 1 (0.079%) GDPR
System Software
1 369 (29.22%) Docker
2 98 (7.76%) HDFS
3 79 (6.25%) Apache Flume
4 45 (3.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.95%) etcd
6 8 (0.63%) Ceph
6 8 (0.63%) iptables
7 7 (0.55%) LXC
8 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.32%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.32%) Varnish
10 1 (0.079%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.079%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.079%) GPFS
10 1 (0.079%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.079%) MapR-FS
10 1 (0.079%) NFS
Systems Management
1 182 (14.41%) Ansible
2 148 (11.72%) Puppet
3 131 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
4 121 (9.58%) Kubernetes
5 82 (6.49%) Terraform
6 62 (4.91%) Nagios
7 36 (2.85%) Grafana
8 32 (2.53%) Oozie
9 31 (2.45%) Mesos
10 30 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 29 (2.30%) Cobbler
12 28 (2.22%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.50%) Kibana
14 14 (1.11%) Salt
15 13 (1.03%) logstash
16 12 (0.95%) TeamSite
17 11 (0.87%) Consul
17 11 (0.87%) Graphite
17 11 (0.87%) ZABBIX
18 10 (0.79%) Ambari
Vendors
1 147 (11.64%) Oracle
2 93 (7.36%) Google
3 67 (5.30%) Cloudera
3 67 (5.30%) Microsoft
4 44 (3.48%) SAP
5 42 (3.33%) IBM
6 41 (3.25%) Splunk
7 34 (2.69%) TIBCO
8 33 (2.61%) Hortonworks
9 32 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.66%) RedGate
10 21 (1.66%) SaltStack
11 19 (1.50%) MapR
12 18 (1.43%) HP
12 18 (1.43%) Rackspace
13 16 (1.27%) Adobe
13 16 (1.27%) New Relic
13 16 (1.27%) Talend
14 15 (1.19%) BEA
14 15 (1.19%) Tableau