Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 163 181
Rank change year-on-year +41 +18 +57
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 626 79 129
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.75% 1.46% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.94% 2.92% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 446 70 91
10th Percentile £34,250 £45,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £100,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 10,531 2,709 3,579
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 46.23% 50.06% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8,236 2,411 3,268
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 1 August 2021.

Kafka salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 340 (54.31%) Docker
2 324 (51.76%) Microservices
3 318 (50.80%) Java
4 273 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (42.97%) Kubernetes
6 266 (42.49%) AWS
7 201 (32.11%) SQL
8 193 (30.83%) DevOps
9 186 (29.71%) JavaScript
10 174 (27.80%) Python
10 174 (27.80%) MongoDB
11 170 (27.16%) React
11 170 (27.16%) PostgreSQL
12 169 (27.00%) Software Engineering
13 161 (25.72%) Finance
13 161 (25.72%) Node.js
14 146 (23.32%) Azure
15 145 (23.16%) Spring
16 141 (22.52%) Git (software)
17 140 (22.36%) Apache Spark
17 140 (22.36%) Jenkins
18 135 (21.57%) REST
19 134 (21.41%) Go
20 129 (20.61%) TDD
21 128 (20.45%) Fintech
22 125 (19.97%) NoSQL
23 124 (19.81%) AngularJS
24 123 (19.65%) Spring Boot
25 121 (19.33%) MySQL
26 119 (19.01%) Terraform

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
1 140 (22.36%) Apache Spark
2 68 (10.86%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (4.79%) Apache Airflow
4 26 (4.15%) Apache
5 15 (2.40%) Confluence
6 13 (2.08%) CMS
6 13 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.12%) Luigi
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.48%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.48%) Liferay
9 2 (0.32%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.32%) Mule
9 2 (0.32%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Pulsar
10 1 (0.16%) Camunda
10 1 (0.16%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.16%) FileNet
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.92%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (0.80%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 266 (42.49%) AWS
2 146 (23.32%) Azure
3 87 (13.90%) GCP
4 59 (9.42%) SaaS
5 31 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (4.95%) Serverless
6 27 (4.31%) Amazon Kinesis
7 23 (3.67%) IBM Cloud
8 18 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
8 18 (2.88%) Heroku
9 15 (2.40%) PaaS
10 14 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.92%) IaaS
12 11 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.76%) Snowflake
13 10 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.60%) GitHub
13 10 (1.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.44%) Firewall
2 7 (1.12%) HTTP
3 2 (0.32%) SAN
4 1 (0.16%) AMQP
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (27.80%) MongoDB
2 170 (27.16%) PostgreSQL
3 125 (19.97%) NoSQL
4 121 (19.33%) MySQL
5 93 (14.86%) Hadoop
5 93 (14.86%) SQL Server
6 80 (12.78%) Redis
7 73 (11.66%) Big Data
8 62 (9.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 47 (7.51%) Relational Database
10 45 (7.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 44 (7.03%) Apache Hive
12 32 (5.11%) Amazon Redshift
13 31 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (4.79%) Data Lake
15 25 (3.99%) Neo4j
16 21 (3.35%) BigQuery
17 15 (2.40%) Amazon Aurora
18 13 (2.08%) Looker
19 12 (1.92%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 141 (22.52%) Git (software)
2 140 (22.36%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.55%) GitLab
4 26 (4.15%) Babel
5 23 (3.67%) Maven
6 19 (3.04%) JIRA
7 18 (2.88%) Cypress.io
8 17 (2.72%) JUnit
9 15 (2.40%) webpack
10 13 (2.08%) Mockito
11 12 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.76%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.76%) git-flow
12 11 (1.76%) Terragrunt
13 9 (1.44%) Gradle
13 9 (1.44%) PHPUnit
14 7 (1.12%) Selenium
15 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.96%) Spinnaker
15 6 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (25.72%) Finance
2 116 (18.53%) Social Skills
3 59 (9.42%) Banking
4 44 (7.03%) Retail
5 34 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.63%) Games
7 15 (2.40%) Billing
8 11 (1.76%) Back Office
9 10 (1.60%) Marketing
10 8 (1.28%) Front Office
10 8 (1.28%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (0.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 6 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.80%) Advertising
13 5 (0.80%) Electronics
13 5 (0.80%) Law
13 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.80%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.64%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 316 (50.48%) Developer
2 131 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 79 (12.62%) JavaScript Developer
3 79 (12.62%) Software Engineer
4 72 (11.50%) Senior Developer
5 70 (11.18%) Software Developer
6 64 (10.22%) PHP Developer
7 56 (8.95%) Data Engineer
8 49 (7.83%) Architect
9 45 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (7.03%) Java Engineer
11 42 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
12 38 (6.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 30 (4.79%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 30 (4.79%) Senior Software Engineer
14 29 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
15 28 (4.47%) Python Developer
16 23 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
16 23 (3.67%) Lead Developer
16 23 (3.67%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (27.16%) React
2 161 (25.72%) Node.js
3 145 (23.16%) Spring
4 135 (21.57%) REST
5 124 (19.81%) AngularJS
6 123 (19.65%) Spring Boot
7 91 (14.54%) RabbitMQ
8 64 (10.22%) Symfony
9 60 (9.58%) RESTful
10 59 (9.42%) jQuery
11 48 (7.67%) GraphQL
12 43 (6.87%) gRPC
13 41 (6.55%) .NET
14 37 (5.91%) Vue.js
15 36 (5.75%) HTML
16 32 (5.11%) Hibernate
16 32 (5.11%) Ruby on Rails
17 28 (4.47%) Web Services
18 26 (4.15%) CSS
19 25 (3.99%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.07%) Cloud Native
2 29 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (4.31%) Virtual Team
4 21 (3.35%) User Experience
5 20 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.72%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.40%) Credit Risk
7 15 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
8 10 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.28%) Reference Data
10 7 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.96%) NHS
12 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.80%) Legacy Code
12 5 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.64%) Clustering
13 4 (0.64%) CMDB
13 4 (0.64%) Online Games
13 4 (0.64%) PKI
14 3 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (14.70%) Linux
2 15 (2.40%) Windows
3 9 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.96%) Unix
6 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (51.76%) Microservices
2 273 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (30.83%) DevOps
4 169 (27.00%) Software Engineering
5 129 (20.61%) TDD
6 128 (20.45%) Fintech
7 108 (17.25%) Full Stack Development
8 104 (16.61%) Test Automation
9 79 (12.62%) MVC
10 76 (12.14%) OOP
10 76 (12.14%) Scrum
11 72 (11.50%) Analytics
12 71 (11.34%) Business Intelligence
13 69 (11.02%) Event-Driven
13 69 (11.02%) Mentoring
14 60 (9.58%) BDD
14 60 (9.58%) Data Pipeline
14 60 (9.58%) Data Science
14 60 (9.58%) OO
15 56 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 318 (50.80%) Java
2 201 (32.11%) SQL
3 186 (29.71%) JavaScript
4 174 (27.80%) Python
5 134 (21.41%) Go
6 69 (11.02%) PHP
7 60 (9.58%) Java 8
8 55 (8.79%) TypeScript
9 51 (8.15%) Scala
10 50 (7.99%) C#
11 43 (6.87%) Kotlin
12 32 (5.11%) Ruby
13 25 (3.99%) Java 11
14 23 (3.67%) Clojure
15 21 (3.35%) C
16 19 (3.04%) C++
17 18 (2.88%) Elm
18 10 (1.60%) R
19 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
19 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (5.11%) Degree
2 17 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.16%) OCP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.19%) Accessibility
2 18 (2.88%) QA
3 15 (2.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 340 (54.31%) Docker
2 9 (1.44%) ISA Server
3 6 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 269 (42.97%) Kubernetes
2 119 (19.01%) Terraform
3 80 (12.78%) Ansible
4 21 (3.35%) Prometheus
5 20 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.04%) Grafana
6 19 (3.04%) Puppet
7 16 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (1.92%) Kustomize
9 9 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (1.44%) Nagios
10 7 (1.12%) Opsgenie
11 4 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.48%) Mesos
12 3 (0.48%) TeamSite
13 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.32%) Kibana
14 1 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 55 (8.79%) Zend
2 42 (6.71%) Oracle
3 25 (3.99%) Google
3 25 (3.99%) IBM
4 24 (3.83%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.08%) Databricks
6 9 (1.44%) Cloudera
6 9 (1.44%) Nintex
7 8 (1.28%) MKS
8 7 (1.12%) Splunk
9 6 (0.96%) Hortonworks
10 5 (0.80%) SAP
11 4 (0.64%) Apple
11 4 (0.64%) Confluent
11 4 (0.64%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.48%) Adobe
12 3 (0.48%) HP
12 3 (0.48%) New Relic
12 3 (0.48%) OpenText