Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 356 616
Rank change year-on-year +108 +260 +252
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,149 1,550 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 0.88% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.58% 2.16% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,659 1,207 610
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% -8.70% +9.52%

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 60,071 71,765 68,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.60% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49,251 60,520 59,392
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 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £76,250
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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 +118 2,059 £70,000 +3.70% 394
London +69 1,397 £75,000 +7.14% 277
UK excluding London +184 726 £57,500 +9.52% 138
South East +143 246 £60,000 -14.29% 39
North of England +128 181 £57,500 +15.00% 38
North West +118 114 £65,000 +51.16% 19
South West +28 94 £60,000 +20.00% 17
East of England +54 69 £70,000 -3.45% 10
Midlands +69 66 £37,500 -28.57% 13
Scotland +36 61 £50,000 -16.32% 12
Yorkshire +34 53 £55,000 +10.00% 19
East Midlands +46 35 £51,500 +14.44% 9
West Midlands +40 31 £27,500 -50.00% 4
North East - 18 £49,337 -
Northern Ireland -11 5 £60,000 - 1
Wales +8 4 £40,250 +21.97% 8

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 1,324 (61.61%) Java
2 1,161 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
3 944 (43.93%) Apache Spark
4 942 (43.83%) Big Data
5 922 (42.90%) Python
6 910 (42.35%) Hadoop
7 762 (35.46%) Amazon AWS
8 688 (32.01%) NoSQL
9 664 (30.90%) Docker
10 646 (30.06%) Software Engineering
11 641 (29.83%) DevOps
12 637 (29.64%) Microservices
13 590 (27.45%) SQL
14 565 (26.29%) Scala
15 500 (23.27%) Apache Cassandra
16 498 (23.17%) Finance
17 479 (22.29%) Linux
18 457 (21.27%) Kubernetes
19 447 (20.80%) TDD
20 445 (20.71%) MongoDB
21 444 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
22 443 (20.61%) Spring
23 441 (20.52%) Analytics
24 439 (20.43%) Apache Hive
25 398 (18.52%) Elasticsearch
26 366 (17.03%) Scrum
27 355 (16.52%) Data Science
28 344 (16.01%) Machine Learning
29 341 (15.87%) Degree
30 330 (15.36%) Data Modelling

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
1 944 (43.93%) Apache Spark
2 398 (18.52%) Elasticsearch
3 329 (15.31%) Apache
4 161 (7.49%) Apache Pig
5 97 (4.51%) Apache Solr
6 90 (4.19%) Confluence
7 72 (3.35%) SAS
8 34 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (0.79%) nginx
11 13 (0.60%) JBoss
12 11 (0.51%) Mule
12 11 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.47%) Liferay
14 9 (0.42%) CMS
15 8 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.33%) IIS
16 7 (0.33%) Jupyter
17 6 (0.28%) GeoServer
Applications
1 5 (0.23%) SPSS
2 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.093%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.37%) Ripple
2 5 (0.23%) MetaTrader
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.047%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 762 (35.46%) Amazon AWS
2 444 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 262 (12.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 130 (6.05%) GitHub
5 109 (5.07%) Amazon EMR
6 102 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
7 87 (4.05%) Serverless
8 80 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
9 75 (3.49%) Amazon S3
10 74 (3.44%) PaaS
11 66 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
12 55 (2.56%) SaaS
13 51 (2.37%) Slack
14 43 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
15 39 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
16 29 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
17 27 (1.26%) OpenShift
18 26 (1.21%) IaaS
19 21 (0.98%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.49%) HTTP
2 65 (3.02%) Internet
3 48 (2.23%) Firewall
4 29 (1.35%) VPN
5 27 (1.26%) AMQP
6 26 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.79%) DNS
7 17 (0.79%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.60%) Network Security
9 11 (0.51%) VLAN
10 9 (0.42%) BIG-IP
10 9 (0.42%) SSL
11 8 (0.37%) SSH
12 6 (0.28%) Extranet
13 5 (0.23%) DMZ
13 5 (0.23%) Intranet
13 5 (0.23%) WAN
14 4 (0.19%) LAN
14 4 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (43.83%) Big Data
2 910 (42.35%) Hadoop
3 688 (32.01%) NoSQL
4 500 (23.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 445 (20.71%) MongoDB
6 439 (20.43%) Apache Hive
7 329 (15.31%) HBase
8 249 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
9 238 (11.07%) MySQL
10 207 (9.63%) SQL Server
11 201 (9.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 196 (9.12%) Redis
13 170 (7.91%) Flink
14 167 (7.77%) Impala
15 164 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
16 161 (7.49%) Relational Database
17 122 (5.68%) Power BI
18 107 (4.98%) Sqoop
19 102 (4.75%) Couchbase
20 94 (4.37%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 295 (13.73%) Jenkins
2 254 (11.82%) Git (software)
3 182 (8.47%) JIRA
4 130 (6.05%) Maven
5 83 (3.86%) JUnit
6 75 (3.49%) Selenium
7 69 (3.21%) Cucumber
8 53 (2.47%) Gradle
9 49 (2.28%) CircleCI
9 49 (2.28%) Eclipse
10 47 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 41 (1.91%) JMeter
12 39 (1.81%) GitLab
13 37 (1.72%) Mockito
14 35 (1.63%) GoCD
15 34 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
16 32 (1.49%) TeamCity
17 29 (1.35%) EasyMock
18 28 (1.30%) Subversion
19 27 (1.26%) SoapUI
General
1 498 (23.17%) Finance
2 209 (9.73%) Retail
3 158 (7.35%) Banking
4 142 (6.61%) Telecoms
5 126 (5.86%) Military
6 124 (5.77%) Law
7 95 (4.42%) Games
8 62 (2.89%) Marketing
9 33 (1.54%) Electronics
9 33 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.16%) Automotive
11 20 (0.93%) Front Office
12 19 (0.88%) Advertising
13 15 (0.70%) Publishing
13 15 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.42%) Online Betting
16 8 (0.37%) Legal
16 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 806 (37.51%) Developer
2 443 (20.61%) Java Developer
3 378 (17.59%) Data Engineer
4 237 (11.03%) Architect
5 230 (10.70%) Big Data Engineer
6 191 (8.89%) Software Engineer
7 181 (8.42%) Senior Developer
8 143 (6.65%) Data Architect
9 134 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 112 (5.21%) Java Engineer
11 110 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
12 89 (4.14%) Senior Data Engineer
13 77 (3.58%) Big Data Architect
13 77 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
14 70 (3.26%) Python Engineer
15 68 (3.16%) Data Scientist
16 67 (3.12%) Big Data Developer
16 67 (3.12%) Consultant
16 67 (3.12%) Java Software Engineer
17 62 (2.89%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (20.61%) Spring
2 289 (13.45%) RESTful
3 266 (12.38%) Web Services
4 250 (11.63%) AngularJS
5 243 (11.31%) RabbitMQ
6 229 (10.66%) Node.js
7 210 (9.77%) React
8 194 (9.03%) Spring Boot
9 192 (8.93%) .NET
10 184 (8.56%) REST
11 141 (6.56%) Spark Streaming
12 136 (6.33%) HTML
13 122 (5.68%) Apache NiFi
14 115 (5.35%) HTML5
15 112 (5.21%) Hibernate
16 94 (4.37%) CSS
17 93 (4.33%) JSON
18 80 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
19 72 (3.35%) ActiveMQ
20 71 (3.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 190 (8.84%) Fintech
2 156 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (6.28%) Algorithms
4 99 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
5 84 (3.91%) User Experience
6 70 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (2.65%) Cloud Native
8 51 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 44 (2.05%) Blog
10 41 (1.91%) Social Network
11 36 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 27 (1.26%) Data Centre
13 27 (1.26%) Derivative
14 26 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 25 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 22 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 22 (1.02%) Internet of Things
17 21 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 479 (22.29%) Linux
2 165 (7.68%) Unix
3 89 (4.14%) Windows
4 40 (1.86%) CentOS
5 27 (1.26%) Ubuntu
6 22 (1.02%) Android
7 19 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.84%) Solaris
9 16 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.28%) DC/OS
13 6 (0.28%) VMS
14 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.19%) Debian
16 2 (0.093%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.093%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,161 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (30.06%) Software Engineering
3 641 (29.83%) DevOps
4 637 (29.64%) Microservices
5 447 (20.80%) TDD
6 441 (20.52%) Analytics
7 366 (17.03%) Scrum
8 355 (16.52%) Data Science
9 344 (16.01%) Machine Learning
10 330 (15.36%) Data Modelling
11 310 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
12 301 (14.01%) Open Source
13 261 (12.15%) Computer Science
14 251 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
15 243 (11.31%) Data Engineering
16 228 (10.61%) ETL
17 214 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
18 211 (9.82%) Artificial Intelligence
19 199 (9.26%) Test Automation
20 168 (7.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,324 (61.61%) Java
2 922 (42.90%) Python
3 590 (27.45%) SQL
4 565 (26.29%) Scala
5 320 (14.89%) Java 8
6 290 (13.49%) JavaScript
7 196 (9.12%) C#
8 148 (6.89%) Go
9 119 (5.54%) C++
10 100 (4.65%) Ruby
11 96 (4.47%) R
12 89 (4.14%) Bash Shell
13 79 (3.68%) Kotlin
14 66 (3.07%) Shell Script
15 63 (2.93%) Clojure
16 58 (2.70%) PHP
17 54 (2.51%) PL/SQL
18 47 (2.19%) C
18 47 (2.19%) TypeScript
19 38 (1.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 341 (15.87%) Degree
2 141 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
5 29 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (0.93%) PhD
7 20 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.19%) RHCE
10 4 (0.19%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.14%) CCENT
11 3 (0.14%) CISSP
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.093%) CEH
12 2 (0.093%) ISEB
12 2 (0.093%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.19%) QA
2 53 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.21%) GDPR
4 14 (0.65%) MiFID
5 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.047%) COBIT
7 1 (0.047%) EMIR
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.047%) PMO
7 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) SLA
System Software
1 664 (30.90%) Docker
2 168 (7.82%) Apache Flume
3 135 (6.28%) HDFS
4 112 (5.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 31 (1.44%) Active Directory
6 15 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.14%) GridGain
11 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.093%) Snort
13 1 (0.047%) Firmware
13 1 (0.047%) iptables
13 1 (0.047%) KVM
13 1 (0.047%) Squid
Systems Management
1 457 (21.27%) Kubernetes
2 226 (10.52%) Terraform
3 189 (8.79%) Ansible
4 181 (8.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 178 (8.28%) Oozie
6 129 (6.00%) Puppet
7 126 (5.86%) Mesos
8 109 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
9 76 (3.54%) Prometheus
10 74 (3.44%) Kibana
11 57 (2.65%) Marathon
12 50 (2.33%) Grafana
13 33 (1.54%) Ambari
14 31 (1.44%) logstash
15 23 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (0.88%) Rancher
17 18 (0.84%) Packer
18 17 (0.79%) Nagios
19 13 (0.60%) ZABBIX
20 12 (0.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 283 (13.17%) Oracle
2 221 (10.28%) Cloudera
3 208 (9.68%) Hortonworks
4 172 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 157 (7.31%) Google
6 137 (6.38%) Tableau
7 100 (4.65%) Databricks
7 100 (4.65%) SAP
8 99 (4.61%) MapR
9 66 (3.07%) IBM
10 54 (2.51%) Talend
11 50 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 47 (2.19%) CA Agile Central
13 46 (2.14%) Informatica
14 39 (1.81%) TIBCO
15 36 (1.68%) Splunk
16 27 (1.26%) Telerik
17 23 (1.07%) Cadence
18 22 (1.02%) Atlassian
18 22 (1.02%) HP