Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 403 717
Rank change year-on-year +136 +314 +211
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,005 1,415 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.79% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.18% 1.96% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,493 1,093 464
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 63,063 72,051 72,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 40.10% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 51,838 60,028 62,707
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 16 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 13 December 2018. 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 +123 1,917 £70,000 +3.70% 334
London +84 1,315 £72,500 +3.57% 226
UK excluding London +170 670 £60,000 +9.09% 136
South East +97 215 £65,000 +4.00% 42
North of England +105 160 £65,000 +30.00% 29
North West +81 106 £70,000 +47.37% 15
East of England +65 79 £55,000 -16.98% 8
Midlands +83 77 £40,000 -23.81% 15
South West +2 69 £58,750 +11.90% 14
Scotland +26 54 £53,250 -23.93% 25
Yorkshire +33 47 £55,000 +10.00% 13
East Midlands +42 39 £50,000 - 9
West Midlands +44 38 £27,500 -47.62% 6
North East - 11 £74,669 - 1
Wales 0 10 £70,000 +113.01% 1
Northern Ireland +1 6 £60,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,206 (60.15%) Java
2 1,071 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
3 923 (46.03%) Big Data
4 914 (45.59%) Apache Spark
5 872 (43.49%) Hadoop
6 821 (40.95%) Python
7 674 (33.62%) Amazon AWS
8 616 (30.72%) NoSQL
9 605 (30.17%) SQL
10 563 (28.08%) DevOps
11 561 (27.98%) Docker
12 550 (27.43%) Microservices
13 534 (26.63%) Software Engineering
14 533 (26.58%) Scala
15 482 (24.04%) Finance
16 459 (22.89%) Apache Cassandra
17 451 (22.49%) Linux
18 439 (21.90%) Apache Hive
19 413 (20.60%) Microsoft Azure
20 402 (20.05%) TDD
21 390 (19.45%) Elasticsearch
22 387 (19.30%) MongoDB
23 378 (18.85%) Spring
24 374 (18.65%) Analytics
25 362 (18.05%) Degree
26 349 (17.41%) Kubernetes
27 320 (15.96%) Apache
28 318 (15.86%) Open Source
29 305 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
30 303 (15.11%) Scrum

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
1 914 (45.59%) Apache Spark
2 390 (19.45%) Elasticsearch
3 320 (15.96%) Apache
4 135 (6.73%) Apache Pig
5 87 (4.34%) Apache Solr
6 68 (3.39%) SAS
7 58 (2.89%) Confluence
8 35 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.85%) JBoss
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.55%) nginx
12 10 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.50%) CMS
13 9 (0.45%) Liferay
13 9 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.40%) CloudStack
15 7 (0.35%) IIS
15 7 (0.35%) Mule
16 6 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.25%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.20%) SPSS
4 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) MetaTrader
1 4 (0.20%) Ripple
2 2 (0.100%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.050%) Actimize
3 1 (0.050%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 674 (33.62%) Amazon AWS
2 413 (20.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 100 (4.99%) Amazon EMR
5 94 (4.69%) GitHub
6 89 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
7 85 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
7 85 (4.24%) Serverless
8 80 (3.99%) PaaS
9 64 (3.19%) Amazon S3
10 56 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (2.69%) SaaS
12 44 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 42 (2.09%) Slack
14 38 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
15 31 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (1.35%) IaaS
17 25 (1.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 24 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
19 19 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.74%) HTTP
2 52 (2.59%) Internet
3 37 (1.85%) Firewall
4 23 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.00%) VPN
6 19 (0.95%) DNS
7 18 (0.90%) AMQP
8 16 (0.80%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.70%) SSL
10 13 (0.65%) VLAN
11 6 (0.30%) Extranet
11 6 (0.30%) Network Security
11 6 (0.30%) WPA
12 5 (0.25%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.25%) Intranet
13 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.15%) SSH
14 3 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 923 (46.03%) Big Data
2 872 (43.49%) Hadoop
3 616 (30.72%) NoSQL
4 459 (22.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 439 (21.90%) Apache Hive
6 387 (19.30%) MongoDB
7 263 (13.12%) HBase
8 220 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
9 218 (10.87%) MySQL
10 182 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
11 177 (8.83%) Amazon Redshift
12 174 (8.68%) SQL Server
13 168 (8.38%) Relational Database
14 158 (7.88%) Impala
15 156 (7.78%) Redis
16 145 (7.23%) Flink
17 121 (6.03%) Power BI
18 95 (4.74%) Data Lake
19 83 (4.14%) Couchbase
20 71 (3.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 256 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 228 (11.37%) Git (software)
3 135 (6.73%) JIRA
4 98 (4.89%) Maven
5 84 (4.19%) JUnit
6 63 (3.14%) Selenium
7 55 (2.74%) Gradle
8 49 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 48 (2.39%) CircleCI
10 45 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 45 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (2.14%) GitLab
12 38 (1.90%) JMeter
13 36 (1.80%) Eclipse
14 34 (1.70%) Subversion
15 33 (1.65%) EasyMock
15 33 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (1.60%) SoapUI
16 32 (1.60%) TeamCity
17 31 (1.55%) GoCD
General
1 482 (24.04%) Finance
2 193 (9.63%) Banking
3 161 (8.03%) Retail
4 140 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 139 (6.93%) Games
6 86 (4.29%) Investment Banking
7 72 (3.59%) Law
8 68 (3.39%) Marketing
9 46 (2.29%) Financial Institution
10 42 (2.09%) Military
11 40 (2.00%) Automotive
12 34 (1.70%) Electronics
12 34 (1.70%) Front Office
13 33 (1.65%) Manufacturing
14 27 (1.35%) Advertising
15 15 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.75%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.55%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.15%) French Language
17 3 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 824 (41.10%) Developer
2 385 (19.20%) Java Developer
3 304 (15.16%) Data Engineer
4 215 (10.72%) Architect
5 205 (10.22%) Big Data Engineer
6 181 (9.03%) Senior Developer
7 152 (7.58%) Software Engineer
8 124 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 115 (5.74%) Data Architect
10 105 (5.24%) Big Data Developer
11 101 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
12 84 (4.19%) Java Engineer
13 80 (3.99%) Consultant
14 79 (3.94%) Senior Data Engineer
15 77 (3.84%) Scala Developer
16 67 (3.34%) Data Scientist
17 59 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
18 58 (2.89%) Hadoop Engineer
19 57 (2.84%) Big Data Architect
20 53 (2.64%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (18.85%) Spring
2 288 (14.36%) RESTful
3 282 (14.06%) Web Services
4 268 (13.37%) AngularJS
5 267 (13.32%) RabbitMQ
6 238 (11.87%) Node.js
7 209 (10.42%) REST
8 202 (10.07%) .NET
9 189 (9.43%) React
10 149 (7.43%) HTML
11 137 (6.83%) Spring Boot
12 133 (6.63%) HTML5
13 120 (5.99%) Spark Streaming
14 119 (5.94%) JSON
15 106 (5.29%) Hibernate
16 99 (4.94%) ActiveMQ
17 95 (4.74%) Middleware
18 93 (4.64%) CSS
19 90 (4.49%) Akka
20 82 (4.09%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 175 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (8.58%) Fintech
3 141 (7.03%) Algorithms
4 110 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
5 80 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
6 71 (3.54%) User Experience
7 54 (2.69%) Data Structures
8 43 (2.14%) Derivative
9 42 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
10 41 (2.04%) Social Network
11 38 (1.90%) Blog
12 37 (1.85%) Public Cloud
13 32 (1.60%) Cloud Native
14 31 (1.55%) Mobile App
15 30 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
16 28 (1.40%) Data Centre
16 28 (1.40%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.35%) Management Information System
18 24 (1.20%) Virtual Team
19 22 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 451 (22.49%) Linux
2 179 (8.93%) Unix
3 72 (3.59%) Windows
4 38 (1.90%) CentOS
5 24 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 18 (0.90%) Android
7 17 (0.85%) Solaris
7 17 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 14 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.30%) DC/OS
12 5 (0.25%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.100%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.100%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (28.08%) DevOps
3 550 (27.43%) Microservices
4 534 (26.63%) Software Engineering
5 402 (20.05%) TDD
6 374 (18.65%) Analytics
7 318 (15.86%) Open Source
8 305 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
9 303 (15.11%) Scrum
10 298 (14.86%) Data Science
11 287 (14.31%) Data Modelling
12 263 (13.12%) Machine Learning
13 243 (12.12%) Computer Science
14 240 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
15 223 (11.12%) Business Intelligence
16 212 (10.57%) ETL
17 208 (10.37%) Test Automation
18 194 (9.68%) Data Engineering
19 175 (8.73%) SDLC
20 160 (7.98%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,206 (60.15%) Java
2 821 (40.95%) Python
3 605 (30.17%) SQL
4 533 (26.58%) Scala
5 296 (14.76%) JavaScript
6 275 (13.72%) Java 8
7 206 (10.27%) C#
8 152 (7.58%) Go
9 132 (6.58%) C++
10 107 (5.34%) R
11 104 (5.19%) Ruby
12 88 (4.39%) Shell Script
13 85 (4.24%) Bash Shell
14 63 (3.14%) PL/SQL
15 54 (2.69%) TypeScript
16 53 (2.64%) Perl
17 50 (2.49%) Kotlin
18 49 (2.44%) PHP
19 34 (1.70%) Clojure
20 29 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 362 (18.05%) Degree
2 148 (7.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.39%) Security Cleared
4 40 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
5 24 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 21 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.80%) PhD
9 4 (0.20%) RHCE
9 4 (0.20%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.15%) CCENT
10 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.100%) ISEB
11 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.050%) CEH
12 1 (0.050%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.050%) CISM
12 1 (0.050%) CISSP
12 1 (0.050%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.34%) QA
2 50 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.10%) MiFID
4 11 (0.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.100%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) EMIR
6 1 (0.050%) HL7
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.050%) PMO
6 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.050%) SEPA
6 1 (0.050%) SLA
System Software
1 561 (27.98%) Docker
2 152 (7.58%) HDFS
3 138 (6.88%) Apache Flume
4 102 (5.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 30 (1.50%) Active Directory
6 17 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.40%) vSphere
9 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.100%) GridGain
11 2 (0.100%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.050%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 349 (17.41%) Kubernetes
2 189 (9.43%) Terraform
3 169 (8.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 167 (8.33%) Ansible
5 159 (7.93%) Oozie
6 137 (6.83%) Puppet
7 100 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
8 81 (4.04%) Mesos
9 77 (3.84%) Prometheus
10 75 (3.74%) Kibana
11 60 (2.99%) Grafana
12 47 (2.34%) logstash
13 26 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
14 23 (1.15%) Ambari
15 18 (0.90%) Nagios
16 16 (0.80%) Rancher
17 15 (0.75%) Automic
17 15 (0.75%) ZABBIX
18 14 (0.70%) Graphite
18 14 (0.70%) Marathon
Vendors
1 262 (13.07%) Oracle
2 184 (9.18%) Hortonworks
3 181 (9.03%) Microsoft
4 168 (8.38%) Cloudera
5 162 (8.08%) Google
6 122 (6.08%) Tableau
7 102 (5.09%) SAP
8 89 (4.44%) MapR
9 87 (4.34%) Databricks
10 47 (2.34%) IBM
11 46 (2.29%) Talend
12 42 (2.09%) CA Agile Central
13 39 (1.95%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.90%) Informatica
15 36 (1.80%) TIBCO
16 34 (1.70%) Telerik
17 29 (1.45%) Cadence
18 28 (1.40%) Splunk
19 25 (1.25%) VMware
20 22 (1.10%) HP