Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Python Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 163 197
Rank change year-on-year +36 +34 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Engineer 89 161 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.75% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.84% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 81 181 158
Median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £105,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,023 8,763 9,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 95.24% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,499 7,669 8,863
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,870 £36,250 £35,800
90th Percentile £103,750 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Python Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Python Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in the City of London

Python Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Python Engineer in the City of London

Python Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Python Engineer in the City of London

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, Python Engineer 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 job ads across the City of London region featuring Python Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Python
2 41 (46.07%) DevOps
3 38 (42.70%) AWS
4 34 (38.20%) Jenkins
5 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (33.71%) Docker
7 29 (32.58%) Finance
8 28 (31.46%) Software Engineering
8 28 (31.46%) Kubernetes
9 23 (25.84%) Machine Learning
10 22 (24.72%) SQL
10 22 (24.72%) Data Science
11 21 (23.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (20.22%) Puppet
13 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
13 17 (19.10%) Linux
14 16 (17.98%) TDD
15 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (16.85%) Django
15 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.73%) Degree
16 14 (15.73%) Fintech
17 13 (14.61%) Terraform
17 13 (14.61%) Ansible
17 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (14.61%) Azure
17 13 (14.61%) Java
18 11 (12.36%) C#
18 11 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (12.36%) Test Automation

Python Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (6.74%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 38 (42.70%) AWS
2 21 (23.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 13 (14.61%) Azure
4 8 (8.99%) GCP
5 6 (6.74%) SaaS
6 4 (4.49%) IaaS
6 4 (4.49%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.37%) PaaS
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.12%) Azure Stack
9 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.74%) Firewall
3 3 (3.37%) SNMP
4 2 (2.25%) Multicast
4 2 (2.25%) Network Security
4 2 (2.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.99%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.99%) MySQL
3 7 (7.87%) Big Data
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.62%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) KDB
7 2 (2.25%) Kdb+
7 2 (2.25%) Power BI
8 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.12%) QlikView
8 1 (1.12%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (1.12%) Tableau
8 1 (1.12%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 34 (38.20%) Jenkins
2 15 (16.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.74%) JIRA
4 4 (4.49%) Appium
4 4 (4.49%) CircleCI
4 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 4 (4.49%) Travis CI
5 3 (3.37%) GitLab
6 2 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.12%) Calabash
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 29 (32.58%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Advertising
3 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 6 (6.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) Django
2 10 (11.24%) Pandas
3 9 (10.11%) Flask
3 9 (10.11%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.62%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (5.62%) Kafka
5 5 (5.62%) SQLAlchemy
6 4 (4.49%) React
6 4 (4.49%) REST
6 4 (4.49%) SciPy
7 3 (3.37%) .NET
8 2 (2.25%) Dask
8 2 (2.25%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (2.25%) Node.js
8 2 (2.25%) NumPy
8 2 (2.25%) Sensu
9 1 (1.12%) Celery
9 1 (1.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.99%) Equities
4 7 (7.87%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.49%) Video on Demand
6 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.25%) Derivative
7 2 (2.25%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Unix
3 2 (2.25%) CentOS
3 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.25%) VMS
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) DevOps
2 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.46%) Software Engineering
4 23 (25.84%) Machine Learning
5 22 (24.72%) Data Science
6 16 (17.98%) TDD
7 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure as Code
8 14 (15.73%) Fintech
9 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
10 10 (11.24%) Artificial Intelligence
10 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
11 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.99%) BDD
12 8 (8.99%) Microservices
12 8 (8.99%) SDLC
13 6 (6.74%) Information Security
13 6 (6.74%) OOP
13 6 (6.74%) Pair Programming
13 6 (6.74%) SIEM
13 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (100.00%) Python
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
3 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.61%) Java
5 11 (12.36%) C#
6 6 (6.74%) C++
7 4 (4.49%) Ruby
8 3 (3.37%) Go
8 3 (3.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (1.12%) R
9 1 (1.12%) Rust
9 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.37%) PhD
4 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (31.46%) Kubernetes
2 18 (20.22%) Puppet
3 13 (14.61%) Ansible
3 13 (14.61%) Terraform
4 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.49%) Prometheus
5 2 (2.25%) Grafana
6 1 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (3.37%) Databricks
2 2 (2.25%) Alteryx
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle
2 2 (2.25%) Sybase
2 2 (2.25%) Talend
3 1 (1.12%) SaltStack