Period
to 26 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 117 149
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32 +94
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 705 216 156
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.40% 2.64% 2.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.42% 5.22% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 500 209 108
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £97,500 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £92,500 £107,250
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 13,018 4,140 3,686
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 44.39% 50.56% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10,292 3,752 3,334
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,525 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +2.38%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Kafka
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Kafka trend for jobs with a WFH option

Kafka
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Kafka.

Kafka salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Kafka
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Kafka over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Kafka salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, Kafka job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Kafka.

1 384 (54.47%) Java
2 375 (53.19%) AWS
3 329 (46.67%) Docker
4 310 (43.97%) Kubernetes
5 298 (42.27%) Microservices
6 269 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
7 221 (31.35%) Software Engineering
8 211 (29.93%) Finance
9 197 (27.94%) Spring
9 197 (27.94%) DevOps
10 194 (27.52%) React
11 193 (27.38%) Jenkins
12 187 (26.52%) Git (software)
13 185 (26.24%) Social Skills
14 172 (24.40%) PostgreSQL
15 171 (24.26%) Azure
16 169 (23.97%) SQL
17 167 (23.69%) Python
18 158 (22.41%) Node.js
19 154 (21.84%) Terraform
20 153 (21.70%) JavaScript
21 150 (21.28%) MongoDB
22 145 (20.57%) MySQL
23 144 (20.43%) Spring Boot
24 143 (20.28%) GCP
25 134 (19.01%) NoSQL
26 128 (18.16%) TDD
27 123 (17.45%) Full Stack Development
28 121 (17.16%) Apache Spark
29 119 (16.88%) Linux

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 121 (17.16%) Apache Spark
2 52 (7.38%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (5.25%) Apache
4 33 (4.68%) Apache Solr
5 28 (3.97%) Confluence
6 20 (2.84%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.70%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.56%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.43%) Luigi
9 3 (0.43%) nginx
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
10 2 (0.28%) Camunda
10 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.28%) SAS
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) IIS
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.14%) InDesign
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 375 (53.19%) AWS
2 171 (24.26%) Azure
3 143 (20.28%) GCP
4 59 (8.37%) SaaS
5 38 (5.39%) Serverless
6 34 (4.82%) GitHub
7 28 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (3.69%) IaaS
9 24 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
10 21 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
11 20 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
12 17 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (2.27%) PaaS
14 15 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (1.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 14 (1.99%) Heroku
15 14 (1.99%) Power Platform
16 12 (1.70%) Snowflake
17 11 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (1.56%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.84%) HTTP
2 14 (1.99%) Firewall
3 6 (0.85%) DNS
3 6 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.85%) MQTT
4 3 (0.43%) Network Security
5 2 (0.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) VLAN
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.14%) DSL
6 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.14%) SMS
6 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.14%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (24.40%) PostgreSQL
2 150 (21.28%) MongoDB
3 145 (20.57%) MySQL
4 134 (19.01%) NoSQL
5 111 (15.74%) Redis
6 110 (15.60%) Big Data
7 103 (14.61%) SQL Server
8 88 (12.48%) Relational Database
9 83 (11.77%) Hadoop
10 58 (8.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 53 (7.52%) RDBMS
12 40 (5.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 40 (5.67%) Apache Hive
13 35 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (3.69%) Amazon Aurora
16 23 (3.26%) HBase
17 21 (2.98%) BigQuery
18 20 (2.84%) Data Lake
19 16 (2.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 193 (27.38%) Jenkins
2 187 (26.52%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.96%) Cypress.io
4 40 (5.67%) JIRA
5 38 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (5.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 36 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 36 (5.11%) GitLab
8 32 (4.54%) Maven
9 30 (4.26%) Babel
10 29 (4.11%) Postman
11 25 (3.55%) Moq
11 25 (3.55%) NUnit
12 22 (3.12%) Bitbucket
12 22 (3.12%) JUnit
13 18 (2.55%) Mockito
13 18 (2.55%) webpack
14 16 (2.27%) CircleCI
15 12 (1.70%) Gradle
15 12 (1.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 211 (29.93%) Finance
2 185 (26.24%) Social Skills
3 60 (8.51%) Retail
4 49 (6.95%) Banking
5 34 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.68%) Games
7 24 (3.40%) Retail Finance
8 22 (3.12%) Billing
9 17 (2.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 14 (1.99%) Back Office
11 11 (1.56%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.42%) Marketing
12 10 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.28%) Advertising
13 9 (1.28%) Legal
14 8 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
14 8 (1.13%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.71%) Front Office
16 4 (0.57%) Law
17 3 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 285 (40.43%) Developer
2 148 (20.99%) Java Developer
3 125 (17.73%) Software Engineer
4 95 (13.48%) Senior Developer
5 69 (9.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 68 (9.65%) Senior Software Engineer
7 64 (9.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 63 (8.94%) Architect
9 50 (7.09%) Java Engineer
10 47 (6.67%) PHP Developer
11 45 (6.38%) Data Engineer
12 44 (6.24%) JavaScript Developer
13 42 (5.96%) React Developer
14 39 (5.53%) Software Developer
15 33 (4.68%) Senior Java Engineer
16 31 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
17 30 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
18 28 (3.97%) Data Architect
18 28 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
18 28 (3.97%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (27.94%) Spring
2 194 (27.52%) React
3 158 (22.41%) Node.js
4 144 (20.43%) Spring Boot
5 103 (14.61%) RabbitMQ
6 96 (13.62%) REST
7 73 (10.35%) .NET
8 67 (9.50%) AngularJS
9 61 (8.65%) GraphQL
10 52 (7.38%) Web Services
11 47 (6.67%) RESTful
11 47 (6.67%) Symfony
12 42 (5.96%) CSS
13 39 (5.53%) HTML
13 39 (5.53%) jQuery
14 32 (4.54%) JSON
15 29 (4.11%) Samza
16 28 (3.97%) Jest
16 28 (3.97%) Middleware
17 25 (3.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.39%) User Experience
2 31 (4.40%) Virtual Team
3 30 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.97%) Social Media
5 26 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 22 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.12%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.70%) Credit Risk
9 18 (2.55%) Private Cloud
10 16 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
11 15 (2.13%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.84%) Online Games
13 9 (1.28%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.28%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.13%) CMDB
15 6 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.88%) Linux
2 35 (4.96%) Unix
3 20 (2.84%) Windows
4 9 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.57%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (42.27%) Microservices
2 269 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (31.35%) Software Engineering
4 197 (27.94%) DevOps
5 128 (18.16%) TDD
6 123 (17.45%) Full Stack Development
7 110 (15.60%) Fintech
8 89 (12.62%) Test Automation
9 87 (12.34%) Event-Driven
10 84 (11.91%) Scrum
11 77 (10.92%) Data Pipeline
12 73 (10.35%) Unit Testing
13 71 (10.07%) Analytics
14 70 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (9.65%) BDD
15 68 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
16 67 (9.50%) MVC
17 64 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (9.08%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 61 (8.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 384 (54.47%) Java
2 169 (23.97%) SQL
3 167 (23.69%) Python
4 153 (21.70%) JavaScript
5 84 (11.91%) C#
6 83 (11.77%) Go
7 82 (11.63%) TypeScript
8 61 (8.65%) Scala
9 51 (7.23%) PHP
10 49 (6.95%) Kotlin
11 43 (6.10%) Java 8
12 38 (5.39%) Ruby
13 32 (4.54%) Clojure
14 23 (3.26%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.99%) C++
15 14 (1.99%) Elm
16 11 (1.56%) R
17 9 (1.28%) Haskell
17 9 (1.28%) Perl
18 8 (1.13%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 48 (6.81%) Degree
2 21 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (0.85%) GIAC
5 6 (0.85%) OSCP
6 5 (0.71%) CISSP
6 5 (0.71%) SANS
7 2 (0.28%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.28%) ISEB
7 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.14%) OCP
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
8 1 (0.14%) PMP
8 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.40%) QA
2 23 (3.26%) Accessibility
3 11 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 329 (46.67%) Docker
2 12 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (1.56%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.43%) Ceph
6 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.28%) HDFS
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 310 (43.97%) Kubernetes
2 154 (21.84%) Terraform
3 118 (16.74%) Ansible
4 55 (7.80%) Grafana
5 21 (2.98%) Prometheus
5 21 (2.98%) Puppet
6 16 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (1.56%) Oozie
8 8 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (1.13%) Nagios
9 7 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.99%) Kustomize
9 7 (0.99%) Opsgenie
10 6 (0.85%) Nessus
11 5 (0.71%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.57%) Mesos
13 3 (0.43%) Consul
13 3 (0.43%) Graphite
13 3 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 76 (10.78%) Google
2 68 (9.65%) Oracle
3 44 (6.24%) Microsoft
4 35 (4.96%) Zend
5 28 (3.97%) Twitter
6 21 (2.98%) Cloudera
7 19 (2.70%) Hortonworks
8 17 (2.41%) StreamSets
9 14 (1.99%) Informatica
10 13 (1.84%) Splunk
11 11 (1.56%) IBM
12 9 (1.28%) Apple
12 9 (1.28%) Databricks
12 9 (1.28%) MKS
13 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.99%) New Relic
14 7 (0.99%) Okta
15 6 (0.85%) SaltStack
16 5 (0.71%) Virgin Media
17 4 (0.57%) Confluent