Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 234 332
Rank change year-on-year +17 +98 +238
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 1,791 2,179 1,695
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.47% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 3.73% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,501 1,773 1,365
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -

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 46,523 58,356 71,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 39.38% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 38,229 47,880 60,812
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +16 1,725 £75,000 +7.14% 381
London +17 1,255 £80,000 +6.67% 283
UK excluding London +37 532 £57,500 - 110
South East +35 204 £60,000 - 34
Work from Home -11 119 £75,000 - 17
North of England -12 79 £55,000 - 23
Midlands +72 74 £55,000 +41.94% 18
Scotland +32 59 £55,000 +10.00% 10
East of England +76 56 £75,000 +15.38% 13
South West -6 54 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Yorkshire +33 47 £55,000 - 11
East Midlands +39 40 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands +51 34 £60,000 +118.18% 11
North West -24 32 £50,000 -23.08% 10
Wales -12 5 £36,413 +21.57% 1
Northern Ireland +14 1 £40,000 -30.43% 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 999 (55.78%) Java
2 815 (45.51%) AWS
3 788 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 647 (36.13%) Docker
5 637 (35.57%) Python
6 632 (35.29%) Kubernetes
7 583 (32.55%) Apache Spark
8 566 (31.60%) Microservices
9 530 (29.59%) DevOps
10 523 (29.20%) Big Data
11 485 (27.08%) Finance
12 479 (26.74%) SQL
13 472 (26.35%) Scala
14 455 (25.40%) Software Engineering
15 408 (22.78%) TDD
16 403 (22.50%) Hadoop
17 398 (22.22%) Azure
18 370 (20.66%) Linux
19 333 (18.59%) Analytics
20 323 (18.03%) Spring
21 312 (17.42%) NoSQL
22 308 (17.20%) GCP
23 302 (16.86%) Git (software)
24 291 (16.25%) Data Science
25 276 (15.41%) Apache Cassandra
26 258 (14.41%) RabbitMQ
27 237 (13.23%) Scrum
28 234 (13.07%) Machine Learning
29 226 (12.62%) MongoDB
30 224 (12.51%) Java 8

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
1 583 (32.55%) Apache Spark
2 182 (10.16%) Elasticsearch
3 125 (6.98%) Apache
4 81 (4.52%) Apache Airflow
5 47 (2.62%) Apache Solr
6 42 (2.35%) Confluence
7 39 (2.18%) Luigi
7 39 (2.18%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.06%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.78%) JBoss
10 14 (0.78%) NServiceBus
11 12 (0.67%) nginx
12 11 (0.61%) WildFly
13 9 (0.50%) DataSynapse
14 8 (0.45%) Mule
15 7 (0.39%) Camunda
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.34%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.11%) Gephi
3 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Eikon
4 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.056%) Ripple
5 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 815 (45.51%) AWS
2 398 (22.22%) Azure
3 308 (17.20%) GCP
4 106 (5.92%) Amazon S3
5 90 (5.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 86 (4.80%) Serverless
7 81 (4.52%) SaaS
8 70 (3.91%) Amazon EMR
9 62 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
10 51 (2.85%) OpenShift
11 50 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
12 49 (2.74%) Amazon SQS
13 48 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
14 36 (2.01%) Power Platform
15 32 (1.79%) GitHub
16 23 (1.28%) Slack
17 20 (1.12%) PaaS
18 19 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
19 18 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
20 17 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.90%) HTTP
2 25 (1.40%) DNS
3 18 (1.01%) Firewall
4 16 (0.89%) SSL
4 16 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.67%) MQTT
6 10 (0.56%) Calico
7 9 (0.50%) Internet
7 9 (0.50%) Network Security
8 7 (0.39%) FTP
8 7 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.28%) AMQP
10 4 (0.22%) DHCP
10 4 (0.22%) DMZ
10 4 (0.22%) VPN
11 3 (0.17%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.17%) MPLS
11 3 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (29.20%) Big Data
2 403 (22.50%) Hadoop
3 312 (17.42%) NoSQL
4 276 (15.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 226 (12.62%) MongoDB
6 221 (12.34%) PostgreSQL
7 210 (11.73%) SQL Server
8 170 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
9 151 (8.43%) Apache Hive
10 143 (7.98%) Redis
11 135 (7.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 135 (7.54%) Relational Database
12 104 (5.81%) MySQL
13 103 (5.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 85 (4.75%) BigQuery
15 80 (4.47%) HBase
16 78 (4.36%) Data Lake
17 75 (4.19%) Neo4j
18 71 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 67 (3.74%) Flink
Development Applications
1 302 (16.86%) Git (software)
2 181 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 107 (5.97%) JIRA
4 82 (4.58%) Maven
5 66 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 60 (3.35%) JUnit
7 47 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 44 (2.46%) NUnit
9 42 (2.35%) Gradle
10 41 (2.29%) GitLab
10 41 (2.29%) Jasmine
10 41 (2.29%) Karma Test Runner
11 34 (1.90%) Bitbucket
11 34 (1.90%) CircleCI
12 30 (1.68%) Artifactory
13 28 (1.56%) Cypress.io
14 25 (1.40%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.95%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 485 (27.08%) Finance
2 156 (8.71%) Banking
3 57 (3.18%) Games
4 39 (2.18%) Front Office
5 38 (2.12%) Retail
6 37 (2.07%) Marketing
7 24 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.01%) Advertising
10 13 (0.73%) Law
11 12 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.67%) Legal
12 11 (0.61%) Back Office
12 11 (0.61%) Public Sector
13 10 (0.56%) Automotive
14 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.45%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 641 (35.79%) Developer
2 350 (19.54%) Data Engineer
3 335 (18.70%) Java Developer
4 204 (11.39%) Architect
5 177 (9.88%) Software Engineer
6 145 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 138 (7.71%) Java Engineer
8 122 (6.81%) Data Architect
9 102 (5.70%) Java Software Engineer
10 97 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
11 79 (4.41%) Scala Developer
12 69 (3.85%) Senior Data Engineer
13 68 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
14 65 (3.63%) Software Developer
15 60 (3.35%) Senior Software Engineer
16 56 (3.13%) Big Data Engineer
17 55 (3.07%) Senior Java Engineer
18 51 (2.85%) Big Data Architect
19 47 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
20 46 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (18.03%) Spring
2 258 (14.41%) RabbitMQ
3 210 (11.73%) RESTful
4 203 (11.33%) REST
5 191 (10.66%) Spring Boot
6 182 (10.16%) Node.js
7 167 (9.32%) React
8 159 (8.88%) Web Services
9 152 (8.49%) .NET
10 108 (6.03%) HTML
11 105 (5.86%) AngularJS
12 92 (5.14%) CSS
13 84 (4.69%) .NET Core
14 72 (4.02%) React Native
15 70 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
16 59 (3.29%) Redux
17 58 (3.24%) Hibernate
17 58 (3.24%) JSON
18 53 (2.96%) Apache NiFi
19 51 (2.85%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
3 84 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 66 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
5 62 (3.46%) Algorithms
6 61 (3.41%) Cloud Native
7 56 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 51 (2.85%) Public Cloud
9 47 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (2.51%) Management Information System
11 43 (2.40%) Hedge funds
12 34 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 34 (1.90%) User Experience
13 18 (1.01%) PKI
14 15 (0.84%) Fixed Income
15 14 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 14 (0.78%) Reference Data
16 13 (0.73%) Grid Computing
17 11 (0.61%) Online Games
18 9 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 370 (20.66%) Linux
2 74 (4.13%) Unix
3 57 (3.18%) Android
4 55 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.07%) Windows
5 51 (2.85%) Mac OS X
6 27 (1.51%) CentOS
7 9 (0.50%) Kali Linux
8 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.34%) Solaris
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.056%) AIX
12 1 (0.056%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (31.60%) Microservices
3 530 (29.59%) DevOps
4 455 (25.40%) Software Engineering
5 408 (22.78%) TDD
6 333 (18.59%) Analytics
7 291 (16.25%) Data Science
8 237 (13.23%) Scrum
9 234 (13.07%) Machine Learning
10 214 (11.95%) Fintech
11 211 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
12 204 (11.39%) ETL
13 189 (10.55%) Data Engineering
14 180 (10.05%) Computer Science
15 156 (8.71%) Data Modelling
16 152 (8.49%) Open Source
17 146 (8.15%) BDD
18 133 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
18 133 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
18 133 (7.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 999 (55.78%) Java
2 637 (35.57%) Python
3 479 (26.74%) SQL
4 472 (26.35%) Scala
5 224 (12.51%) Java 8
6 209 (11.67%) JavaScript
7 162 (9.05%) C#
8 148 (8.26%) Go
9 141 (7.87%) C++
10 136 (7.59%) Kotlin
11 95 (5.30%) Bash Shell
12 87 (4.86%) Ruby
13 71 (3.96%) C
14 70 (3.91%) TypeScript
15 60 (3.35%) Clojure
16 44 (2.46%) Shell Script
17 42 (2.35%) PHP
18 40 (2.23%) Apple Swift
19 35 (1.95%) R
20 33 (1.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 176 (9.83%) Degree
2 87 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 33 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.28%) Master's Degree
7 17 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 17 (0.95%) PhD
8 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.67%) CISSP
10 11 (0.61%) SANS
10 11 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 10 (0.56%) CCNA
11 10 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (0.56%) GIAC
11 10 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (0.56%) MCSE
11 10 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.80%) QA
2 39 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.28%) GDPR
4 7 (0.39%) SLA
5 5 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.056%) EMIR
6 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 647 (36.13%) Docker
2 84 (4.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 47 (2.62%) HDFS
4 46 (2.57%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.22%) Firmware
7 4 (0.22%) NFS
7 4 (0.22%) zsh
8 3 (0.17%) Varnish
9 2 (0.11%) Lustre
9 2 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.056%) Alluxio
10 1 (0.056%) Ceph
10 1 (0.056%) etcd
10 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 632 (35.29%) Kubernetes
2 193 (10.78%) Ansible
3 183 (10.22%) Terraform
4 85 (4.75%) Puppet
5 56 (3.13%) Mesos
6 54 (3.02%) Oozie
6 54 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (2.68%) Prometheus
8 47 (2.62%) Grafana
9 45 (2.51%) Salt
10 44 (2.46%) Marathon
11 25 (1.40%) Hadoop YARN
12 17 (0.95%) Kubeflow
13 16 (0.89%) Kibana
14 12 (0.67%) Istio
14 12 (0.67%) Rancher
15 10 (0.56%) Nagios
16 9 (0.50%) Nessus
16 9 (0.50%) Nmap
16 9 (0.50%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 185 (10.33%) Oracle
2 161 (8.99%) Google
3 87 (4.86%) Tableau
4 60 (3.35%) Microsoft
5 58 (3.24%) Talend
6 54 (3.02%) Informatica
7 31 (1.73%) Databricks
8 29 (1.62%) IBM
9 27 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 27 (1.51%) Splunk
10 23 (1.28%) TIBCO
11 22 (1.23%) MuleSoft
12 18 (1.01%) Cloudera
12 18 (1.01%) FIS
12 18 (1.01%) WorldPay
13 17 (0.95%) Ab Initio
14 16 (0.89%) Dell
15 14 (0.78%) Facebook
15 14 (0.78%) Hortonworks
16 13 (0.73%) Workday