Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 76 96
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 +25
Permanent jobs citing Python 25 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.39% 2.43% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.22% 4.51% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 27
Kent median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% -11.11% +21.62%
10th Percentile £29,000 £24,600 £19,750
90th Percentile £63,700 £57,000 £67,200
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 592 710 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 56.54% 53.91% 47.20%
Number of salaries quoted 514 618 779
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% -
10th Percentile £25,300 £26,250 £23,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Kent

Python
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python in Kent.

Salary trend for Python in Kent

Python
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Kent over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Python in Kent

Python
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
West Malling - 6 £55,000 - 1
Whitstable -1 5 £31,000 +21.57%
Maidstone -15 2 £53,750 +34.38% 2
Rochester +3 1 - - 1
Sevenoaks - 1 £62,500 - 3
Stansted - 1 £42,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £23,500 -
Dartford - 1 £80,000 -
Python
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing Python 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 across the Kent region with a requirement for Python.

1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Perl
4 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
5 8 (32.00%) .NET
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) JIRA
7 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 6 (24.00%) ISEB
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.00%) UMTS
8 5 (20.00%) CDMA
8 5 (20.00%) GSM
8 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (20.00%) CentOS
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (20.00%) LTE
8 5 (20.00%) Kanban
8 5 (20.00%) Groovy
8 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (20.00%) SDET

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Simulink
1 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) CDMA
1 5 (20.00%) GSM
1 5 (20.00%) LTE
1 5 (20.00%) UMTS
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Redis
2 2 (8.00%) RethinkDB
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (4.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
1 9 (36.00%) Release Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Software Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Tester
6 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) LESS
2 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Django
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Sass
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) CentOS
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Kanban
4 5 (20.00%) SDET
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Microservices
6 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 1 (4.00%) Data Science
7 1 (4.00%) Decision Science
7 1 (4.00%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (40.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Perl
2 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.00%) Groovy
6 2 (8.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) Go
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (8.00%) R
7 1 (4.00%) Ada
7 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Wind River