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

Apache Kafka
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 192 249
Rank change year-on-year +74 +57 +51
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 3,239 1,268 2,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 1.79% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.02% 4.43% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,777 1,032 1,642
10th Percentile £42,778 £43,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
75th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £89,688
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%

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 46,170 28,655 54,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.06% 40.50% 37.58%
Number of salaries quoted 30,571 23,914 45,142
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 July 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 July 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 +76 3,001 £77,500 +3.33% 450
London +34 1,922 £85,000 +6.25% 302
UK excluding London +124 1,179 £60,000 +9.09% 165
Work from Home +43 631 £75,000 +3.45% 85
South East +94 427 £77,500 +29.17% 23
North of England +85 269 £50,000 -9.09% 61
South West +51 177 £55,000 +46.67% 28
North West +47 135 £50,000 -4.76% 37
Yorkshire +21 123 £62,500 +13.64% 17
Midlands -34 103 £58,750 +2.17% 17
Scotland -3 101 £55,000 - 18
West Midlands -26 71 £60,000 +14.29% 15
East of England -6 57 £70,000 - 13
East Midlands -43 32 £45,000 -36.84% 2
Wales -7 22 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Northern Ireland - 21 £75,000 - 1
North East - 11 £35,000 - 7
Isle of Man - 2 £36,250 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,916 (59.15%) Java
2 1,704 (52.61%) AWS
3 1,630 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
4 1,565 (48.32%) Microservices
5 1,558 (48.10%) Docker
6 1,455 (44.92%) Kubernetes
7 1,250 (38.59%) Python
8 1,182 (36.49%) Software Engineering
9 1,129 (34.86%) DevOps
10 1,122 (34.64%) Finance
11 932 (28.77%) SQL
12 926 (28.59%) Spring
13 851 (26.27%) Azure
14 845 (26.09%) React
15 839 (25.90%) Apache Spark
16 829 (25.59%) Jenkins
17 820 (25.32%) NoSQL
18 772 (23.83%) PostgreSQL
19 743 (22.94%) Git (software)
20 712 (21.98%) Node.js
21 681 (21.03%) Big Data
22 666 (20.56%) Linux
23 653 (20.16%) JavaScript
24 639 (19.73%) MongoDB
25 619 (19.11%) Banking
26 608 (18.77%) TDD
27 598 (18.46%) GCP
27 598 (18.46%) Ansible
28 581 (17.94%) AngularJS
29 557 (17.20%) Spring Boot

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
1 839 (25.90%) Apache Spark
2 376 (11.61%) Elasticsearch
3 320 (9.88%) Apache
4 204 (6.30%) GemFire
5 161 (4.97%) Apache Airflow
6 138 (4.26%) Confluence
7 78 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 49 (1.51%) Luigi
9 24 (0.74%) nginx
10 23 (0.71%) SharePoint
11 22 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
12 21 (0.65%) Apache Pulsar
13 20 (0.62%) Apache Pig
13 20 (0.62%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
14 17 (0.52%) Gunicorn
15 16 (0.49%) NServiceBus
15 16 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.46%) CMS
17 10 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
2 10 (0.31%) InVision
2 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.31%) Sketch
3 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.19%) Gephi
5 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.40%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.19%) Summit
4 3 (0.093%) Magento
5 2 (0.062%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.031%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1,704 (52.61%) AWS
2 851 (26.27%) Azure
3 598 (18.46%) GCP
4 352 (10.87%) GitHub
5 312 (9.63%) Amazon Kinesis
6 283 (8.74%) Serverless
7 241 (7.44%) SaaS
8 179 (5.53%) OpenShift
9 175 (5.40%) AWS Lambda
10 139 (4.29%) PaaS
11 122 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
12 113 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
13 112 (3.46%) Snowflake
14 83 (2.56%) Amazon S3
15 82 (2.53%) Power Platform
16 74 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
17 64 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
18 60 (1.85%) IaaS
19 55 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
20 48 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (4.75%) HTTP
2 48 (1.48%) Internet
3 46 (1.42%) Firewall
4 45 (1.39%) SSL
5 30 (0.93%) Calico
6 28 (0.86%) DNS
7 23 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.62%) SMTP
9 14 (0.43%) AMQP
10 12 (0.37%) VPN
11 11 (0.34%) Broadband
12 9 (0.28%) SMS
12 9 (0.28%) VSAN
13 8 (0.25%) SAN
14 6 (0.19%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.19%) IMAP
14 6 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.19%) MPLS
15 5 (0.15%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 820 (25.32%) NoSQL
2 772 (23.83%) PostgreSQL
3 681 (21.03%) Big Data
4 639 (19.73%) MongoDB
5 533 (16.46%) Hadoop
6 462 (14.26%) Relational Database
7 390 (12.04%) Redis
8 316 (9.76%) MySQL
9 311 (9.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 269 (8.31%) HBase
11 250 (7.72%) SQL Server
12 217 (6.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 212 (6.55%) MariaDB
14 210 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
15 139 (4.29%) Apache Hive
16 122 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 115 (3.55%) Data Lake
18 98 (3.03%) Amazon Aurora
19 92 (2.84%) Flink
20 85 (2.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 829 (25.59%) Jenkins
2 743 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 311 (9.60%) JUnit
4 303 (9.35%) Gradle
5 278 (8.58%) Cucumber
6 252 (7.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 225 (6.95%) Cypress.io
8 215 (6.64%) Eclipse
9 213 (6.58%) Mockito
10 205 (6.33%) Protractor
11 197 (6.08%) IntelliJ
12 194 (5.99%) JIRA
13 174 (5.37%) Storybook
14 173 (5.34%) Maven
15 168 (5.19%) Artifactory
16 146 (4.51%) GitLab
17 133 (4.11%) Selenium
18 132 (4.08%) SonarQube
19 92 (2.84%) JMeter
20 67 (2.07%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,122 (34.64%) Finance
2 619 (19.11%) Banking
3 495 (15.28%) Social Skills
4 312 (9.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 289 (8.92%) Law
6 196 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
7 138 (4.26%) Retail
8 107 (3.30%) Games
9 94 (2.90%) Front Office
10 86 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
11 67 (2.07%) Legal
12 65 (2.01%) Advertising
13 63 (1.95%) Marketing
14 52 (1.61%) Investment Banking
15 46 (1.42%) Public Sector
16 37 (1.14%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.83%) Manufacturing
18 25 (0.77%) Billing
19 22 (0.68%) Telecoms
20 19 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,062 (32.79%) Developer
2 655 (20.22%) Software Engineer
3 491 (15.16%) Java Developer
4 408 (12.60%) Data Engineer
5 271 (8.37%) Senior Developer
6 218 (6.73%) Java Engineer
7 216 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 165 (5.09%) Software Developer
9 164 (5.06%) Architect
10 157 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 140 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 133 (4.11%) Principal Engineer
13 128 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
14 123 (3.80%) Senior Data Engineer
15 119 (3.67%) Lead Software Engineer
16 105 (3.24%) Principal Software Engineer
17 96 (2.96%) Senior Java Engineer
18 92 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
19 88 (2.72%) Lead Developer
20 87 (2.69%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (28.59%) Spring
2 845 (26.09%) React
3 712 (21.98%) Node.js
4 581 (17.94%) AngularJS
5 557 (17.20%) Spring Boot
6 534 (16.49%) RabbitMQ
7 499 (15.41%) REST
8 405 (12.50%) RESTful
9 335 (10.34%) .NET
10 328 (10.13%) Web Services
11 308 (9.51%) CSS
12 297 (9.17%) JSON
13 267 (8.24%) Redux
14 219 (6.76%) GraphQL
15 215 (6.64%) Spark Streaming
16 209 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 195 (6.02%) HTML
18 193 (5.96%) WireMock
19 189 (5.84%) Express
20 188 (5.80%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 310 (9.57%) User Experience
2 215 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
3 205 (6.33%) Cloud Native
4 184 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
5 152 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
6 136 (4.20%) Algorithms
7 127 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 125 (3.86%) Data Structures
9 95 (2.93%) Cyberattack
10 79 (2.44%) Hedge funds
11 78 (2.41%) Mobile App
12 67 (2.07%) Virtual Team
13 61 (1.88%) Equities
14 55 (1.70%) Blog
15 54 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
16 49 (1.51%) Data Centre
17 46 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 40 (1.23%) SWIFT
19 39 (1.20%) Public Cloud
20 38 (1.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 666 (20.56%) Linux
2 320 (9.88%) Unix
3 100 (3.09%) Windows
4 77 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (2.19%) CentOS
6 25 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 24 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.65%) Android
9 10 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.15%) Debian
10 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.093%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.031%) AIX
13 1 (0.031%) Solaris
13 1 (0.031%) SUSE
13 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.031%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,630 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,565 (48.32%) Microservices
3 1,182 (36.49%) Software Engineering
4 1,129 (34.86%) DevOps
5 608 (18.77%) TDD
6 529 (16.33%) Test Automation
7 527 (16.27%) Analytics
8 519 (16.02%) Fintech
9 518 (15.99%) Computer Science
10 439 (13.55%) Scrum
11 407 (12.57%) Mentoring
12 406 (12.53%) Event-Driven
13 404 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
13 404 (12.47%) OO
14 401 (12.38%) Open Source
15 367 (11.33%) Data Science
16 349 (10.77%) Data Pipeline
17 318 (9.82%) Clean Code
18 317 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
19 312 (9.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,916 (59.15%) Java
2 1,250 (38.59%) Python
3 932 (28.77%) SQL
4 653 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 348 (10.74%) C#
6 325 (10.03%) Go
7 323 (9.97%) Scala
8 315 (9.73%) TypeScript
9 262 (8.09%) Java 8
10 239 (7.38%) Shell Script
11 222 (6.85%) Kotlin
12 191 (5.90%) Groovy
13 135 (4.17%) Bash Shell
14 120 (3.70%) C++
15 109 (3.37%) C
16 101 (3.12%) PHP
17 94 (2.90%) Java 11
18 92 (2.84%) Ruby
19 62 (1.91%) PL/SQL
20 51 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 531 (16.39%) Degree
2 195 (6.02%) OCP
2 195 (6.02%) Oracle Certification
3 178 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 84 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 53 (1.64%) Master's Degree
7 36 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.28%) PhD
11 8 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.25%) CISSP
11 8 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.19%) CCNA
13 6 (0.19%) GIAC
13 6 (0.19%) MCSE
13 6 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (5.99%) QA
2 87 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.02%) Accessibility
4 32 (0.99%) GDPR
5 29 (0.90%) SLA
6 20 (0.62%) PMO
7 17 (0.52%) GRC
8 8 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.062%) MiFID
9 2 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,558 (48.10%) Docker
2 190 (5.87%) HDFS
3 130 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 54 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (0.77%) ISA Server
7 12 (0.37%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.34%) etcd
9 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.22%) Active Directory
11 6 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.19%) KVM
12 5 (0.15%) Ceph
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.062%) Firmware
14 2 (0.062%) NFS
15 1 (0.031%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.031%) GridGain
15 1 (0.031%) Postfix
15 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,455 (44.92%) Kubernetes
2 598 (18.46%) Ansible
3 452 (13.95%) Terraform
4 179 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (3.77%) Prometheus
6 113 (3.49%) Grafana
7 96 (2.96%) Puppet
8 81 (2.50%) Kibana
9 54 (1.67%) Istio
10 31 (0.96%) logstash
11 26 (0.80%) Graphite
12 23 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.65%) HAProxy
14 20 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
15 17 (0.52%) Mesos
15 17 (0.52%) Oozie
15 17 (0.52%) Packer
16 14 (0.43%) Nagios
17 13 (0.40%) Consul
18 12 (0.37%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 331 (10.22%) Oracle
2 233 (7.19%) Google
3 202 (6.24%) VMware
4 179 (5.53%) Microsoft
5 173 (5.34%) Okta
6 91 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 80 (2.47%) Splunk
8 78 (2.41%) Databricks
9 77 (2.38%) IBM
10 55 (1.70%) Zend
11 42 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 35 (1.08%) Confluent
13 33 (1.02%) Talend
14 32 (0.99%) Cloudera
14 32 (0.99%) Solace
15 27 (0.83%) SAP
16 25 (0.77%) New Relic
16 25 (0.77%) StreamSets
17 22 (0.68%) Hortonworks
17 22 (0.68%) Spotify