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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Apache Kafka
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 87 132 159
Rank change year-on-year +45 +27 -18
Permanent jobs citing Kafka 2,860 796 167
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.98% 2.52% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.72% 5.28% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,125 627 155
10th Percentile £53,750 £38,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £67,500 £51,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -
75th Percentile £100,000 £85,625 £91,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £95,500 £112,500
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 32,814 15,065 4,802
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 45.63% 47.75% 51.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17,232 12,484 4,225
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £63,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.91% - +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 24 May 2022.

Kafka salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Kafka job roles required the following 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 1,810 (63.29%) Java
2 1,675 (58.57%) Kubernetes
3 1,567 (54.79%) Agile
4 1,557 (54.44%) Docker
5 1,528 (53.43%) AWS
6 1,240 (43.36%) Software Engineering
7 1,143 (39.97%) Python
8 1,083 (37.87%) CI/CD
9 1,031 (36.05%) Microservices
10 954 (33.36%) Finance
11 846 (29.58%) PostgreSQL
12 756 (26.43%) SQL
13 747 (26.12%) Spring
14 745 (26.05%) DevOps
15 731 (25.56%) Azure
16 729 (25.49%) Jenkins
17 727 (25.42%) TDD
18 639 (22.34%) Social Skills
19 603 (21.08%) GCP
20 598 (20.91%) React
21 579 (20.24%) Terraform
22 570 (19.93%) JavaScript
23 555 (19.41%) Git (software)
24 546 (19.09%) Scrum
25 531 (18.57%) Scala
26 515 (18.01%) Spring Boot
27 497 (17.38%) Event-Driven
28 474 (16.57%) Banking
29 468 (16.36%) Kotlin
30 440 (15.38%) Go

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
1 364 (12.73%) Apache Spark
2 245 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
3 201 (7.03%) Apache Airflow
4 177 (6.19%) Apache Solr
5 152 (5.31%) Apache
6 69 (2.41%) Confluence
7 24 (0.84%) JBoss
8 21 (0.73%) Jetty
8 21 (0.73%) MQSeries
9 19 (0.66%) Apache Pulsar
10 16 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.49%) CMS
11 14 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.42%) Luigi
14 10 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.35%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.28%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.070%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.035%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 34 (1.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 23 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.52%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.035%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.035%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,528 (53.43%) AWS
2 731 (25.56%) Azure
3 603 (21.08%) GCP
4 266 (9.30%) Serverless
5 246 (8.60%) GitHub
6 210 (7.34%) AWS Lambda
7 203 (7.10%) Amazon S3
8 138 (4.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 137 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
10 134 (4.69%) SaaS
11 129 (4.51%) Amazon Kinesis
12 116 (4.06%) Datadog
13 109 (3.81%) GitHub Actions
14 108 (3.78%) Snowflake
15 80 (2.80%) Azure Functions
16 77 (2.69%) Slack
17 76 (2.66%) Amazon EKS
17 76 (2.66%) Amazon EMR
17 76 (2.66%) Amazon SQS
18 55 (1.92%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.04%) HTTP
2 54 (1.89%) Firewall
3 35 (1.22%) Internet
4 22 (0.77%) LAN
5 16 (0.56%) DNS
6 15 (0.52%) PPP
6 15 (0.52%) SD-WAN
6 15 (0.52%) WAN
7 11 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.38%) VPN
8 10 (0.35%) Broadband
9 9 (0.31%) VLAN
10 7 (0.24%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.17%) Network Security
12 4 (0.14%) 5G
12 4 (0.14%) SMTP
13 3 (0.10%) MQTT
13 3 (0.10%) Skype
13 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 846 (29.58%) PostgreSQL
2 438 (15.31%) Big Data
3 408 (14.27%) NoSQL
4 325 (11.36%) Redis
5 298 (10.42%) MongoDB
6 292 (10.21%) Relational Database
7 280 (9.79%) MySQL
8 266 (9.30%) Hadoop
9 218 (7.62%) Amazon Aurora
10 185 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
11 165 (5.77%) SQL Server
12 155 (5.42%) Data Lake
13 142 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 140 (4.90%) Amazon Redshift
15 127 (4.44%) Amazon Athena
16 117 (4.09%) Apache Hive
17 106 (3.71%) RDBMS
18 93 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 82 (2.87%) BigQuery
20 75 (2.62%) HBase
Development Applications
1 729 (25.49%) Jenkins
2 555 (19.41%) Git (software)
3 177 (6.19%) GitLab
4 176 (6.15%) Maven
5 137 (4.79%) CircleCI
6 124 (4.34%) Babel
7 114 (3.99%) JIRA
8 108 (3.78%) Gradle
9 97 (3.39%) JUnit
10 96 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 80 (2.80%) Cypress.io
12 77 (2.69%) Mockito
13 67 (2.34%) Postman
14 60 (2.10%) Selenium
15 57 (1.99%) SonarQube
16 52 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
16 52 (1.82%) Subversion
17 49 (1.71%) RSpec
18 46 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
19 40 (1.40%) NUnit
General
1 954 (33.36%) Finance
2 639 (22.34%) Social Skills
3 474 (16.57%) Banking
4 267 (9.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 234 (8.18%) Retail
6 227 (7.94%) Games
7 220 (7.69%) Marketing
8 180 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
9 107 (3.74%) Automotive
10 73 (2.55%) Front Office
11 57 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
12 51 (1.78%) Publishing
13 50 (1.75%) Advertising
14 49 (1.71%) Billing
14 49 (1.71%) Telecoms
15 43 (1.50%) Public Sector
16 37 (1.29%) Aerospace
17 36 (1.26%) Law
18 34 (1.19%) Legal
19 30 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 910 (31.82%) Developer
2 702 (24.55%) Software Engineer
3 536 (18.74%) Java Developer
4 382 (13.36%) Java Engineer
5 358 (12.52%) Data Engineer
6 330 (11.54%) Senior Developer
7 204 (7.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 198 (6.92%) Java Software Engineer
9 191 (6.68%) Senior Software Engineer
10 125 (4.37%) Senior Data Engineer
11 116 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
12 114 (3.99%) Python Developer
13 113 (3.95%) Senior Java Engineer
14 91 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
15 74 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
16 71 (2.48%) Senior Java Software Engineer
17 63 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
18 61 (2.13%) Architect
19 57 (1.99%) QA Engineer
20 55 (1.92%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 747 (26.12%) Spring
2 598 (20.91%) React
3 515 (18.01%) Spring Boot
4 350 (12.24%) RESTful
5 336 (11.75%) RabbitMQ
6 314 (10.98%) REST
7 223 (7.80%) Node.js
8 205 (7.17%) AngularJS
9 197 (6.89%) Ruby on Rails
10 188 (6.57%) .NET
11 175 (6.12%) GraphQL
12 166 (5.80%) HTML
13 157 (5.49%) CSS
14 155 (5.42%) React Native
15 117 (4.09%) gRPC
16 111 (3.88%) Middleware
17 108 (3.78%) OAuth
18 101 (3.53%) Apache Camel
19 95 (3.32%) PySpark
20 94 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 363 (12.69%) Cloud Native
2 220 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 189 (6.61%) Algorithms
4 167 (5.84%) Social Media
5 151 (5.28%) Virtual Team
6 134 (4.69%) Data Structures
7 119 (4.16%) Public Cloud
8 107 (3.74%) User Experience
9 97 (3.39%) Mobile App
10 93 (3.25%) Mobile Payment
11 92 (3.22%) Blog
12 83 (2.90%) Social Network
13 80 (2.80%) Cyberattack
14 73 (2.55%) Blockchain
15 72 (2.52%) Cyber Defence
16 70 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
17 68 (2.38%) Sports Betting
18 60 (2.10%) Data Centre
19 58 (2.03%) Hedge funds
20 56 (1.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 401 (14.02%) Linux
2 197 (6.89%) Unix
3 109 (3.81%) Windows
4 37 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 36 (1.26%) Android
6 24 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 22 (0.77%) AIX
8 15 (0.52%) CentOS
8 15 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.35%) Debian
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server
12 8 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.14%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.035%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,567 (54.79%) Agile
2 1,240 (43.36%) Software Engineering
3 1,083 (37.87%) CI/CD
4 1,031 (36.05%) Microservices
5 745 (26.05%) DevOps
6 727 (25.42%) TDD
7 546 (19.09%) Scrum
8 497 (17.38%) Event-Driven
9 432 (15.10%) Test Automation
10 388 (13.57%) Data Engineering
11 375 (13.11%) Data Pipeline
12 368 (12.87%) BDD
13 339 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
13 339 (11.85%) Full Stack Development
14 333 (11.64%) Data Science
15 313 (10.94%) OO
16 309 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
17 302 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
18 295 (10.31%) Fintech
19 294 (10.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,810 (63.29%) Java
2 1,143 (39.97%) Python
3 756 (26.43%) SQL
4 570 (19.93%) JavaScript
5 531 (18.57%) Scala
6 468 (16.36%) Kotlin
7 440 (15.38%) Go
8 338 (11.82%) Ruby
9 263 (9.20%) TypeScript
10 215 (7.52%) C#
11 128 (4.48%) Bash
12 112 (3.92%) Clojure
13 85 (2.97%) Shell Script
14 81 (2.83%) Elixir
15 74 (2.59%) Elm
16 52 (1.82%) C++
17 48 (1.68%) C
18 46 (1.61%) PowerShell
19 45 (1.57%) Rust
20 34 (1.19%) ES6
Qualifications
1 190 (6.64%) Degree
2 74 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 62 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.31%) AWS Certification
8 9 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.10%) PhD
10 3 (0.10%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.035%) ISEB
11 1 (0.035%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.035%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.035%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.035%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (11.22%) QA
2 89 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.77%) Accessibility
4 21 (0.73%) GDPR
5 15 (0.52%) SLA
6 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.10%) PSD2
8 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.035%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 1,557 (54.44%) Docker
2 113 (3.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 43 (1.50%) Apache Flume
4 28 (0.98%) HDFS
5 17 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 11 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.17%) Ceph
9 4 (0.14%) etcd
9 4 (0.14%) KVM
10 3 (0.10%) NFS
11 2 (0.070%) Lustre
11 2 (0.070%) LXC
12 1 (0.035%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,675 (58.57%) Kubernetes
2 579 (20.24%) Terraform
3 234 (8.18%) Ansible
4 132 (4.62%) Grafana
5 109 (3.81%) Prometheus
6 64 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
7 60 (2.10%) Oozie
7 60 (2.10%) Puppet
8 45 (1.57%) Kibana
9 41 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 27 (0.94%) Graphite
12 23 (0.80%) Mesos
13 22 (0.77%) Graylog
14 21 (0.73%) Argo
15 16 (0.56%) Istio
16 12 (0.42%) Consul
17 11 (0.38%) Rancher
17 11 (0.38%) Salt
18 10 (0.35%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 236 (8.25%) Google
2 200 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 134 (4.69%) Oracle
4 114 (3.99%) Twitter
5 107 (3.74%) Databricks
6 61 (2.13%) Confluent
7 50 (1.75%) Brandwatch
7 50 (1.75%) IBM
7 50 (1.75%) Spotify
8 39 (1.36%) Cloudera
9 35 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (1.22%) Splunk
10 31 (1.08%) SAP
11 26 (0.91%) VMware
12 22 (0.77%) SolarWinds
13 20 (0.70%) Marin
13 20 (0.70%) Red Hat
13 20 (0.70%) Snapchat
14 18 (0.63%) New Relic
15 16 (0.56%) TOWER Software