Period
to 7 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > North West
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +18
Permanent jobs citing Python 429 775 803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.58% 7.35% 6.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.48% 14.60% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 325 631 637
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,771 5,307 6,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 55.41% 50.34% 55.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,371 4,073 5,776
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the North West

Python
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python in the North West.

Salary trend for Python in the North West

Python
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in the North West over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Python in the North West

Python
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the North West region over the 6 months to 7 August 2020. 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
Manchester +7 342 £52,500 -4.55% 60
Cheshire +17 62 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Lancashire +30 13 £45,000 +0.43% 7
Merseyside -20 6 £62,000 +24.00% 4
Python
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Python.

1 156 (36.36%) AWS
2 153 (35.66%) DevOps
3 140 (32.63%) Azure
4 125 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (27.97%) Linux
6 110 (25.64%) Ansible
7 109 (25.41%) Docker
7 109 (25.41%) Java
8 106 (24.71%) Kubernetes
9 98 (22.84%) SQL
10 93 (21.68%) Terraform
11 92 (21.45%) JavaScript
12 82 (19.11%) Puppet
13 80 (18.65%) Software Engineering
14 78 (18.18%) PowerShell
15 77 (17.95%) Git (software)
15 77 (17.95%) Bash Shell
16 74 (17.25%) C#
16 74 (17.25%) Windows
16 74 (17.25%) Jenkins
17 73 (17.02%) Go
18 71 (16.55%) Ruby
19 65 (15.15%) Machine Learning
19 65 (15.15%) Analytics
20 60 (13.99%) Big Data
20 60 (13.99%) VMware
21 56 (13.05%) GCP
22 54 (12.59%) Configuration Management
22 54 (12.59%) Microsoft
22 54 (12.59%) Continuous Integration

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 27 (6.29%) OpenStack
2 24 (5.59%) Apache
3 20 (4.66%) Apache Spark
3 20 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.56%) nginx
5 7 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.17%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.93%) CMS
7 4 (0.93%) Drupal
7 4 (0.93%) SilverStripe
7 4 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.93%) WordPress
8 3 (0.70%) Confluence
8 3 (0.70%) SAS
9 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.47%) IIS
9 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Magento
2 3 (0.70%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 156 (36.36%) AWS
2 140 (32.63%) Azure
3 56 (13.05%) GCP
4 40 (9.32%) SaaS
5 29 (6.76%) PaaS
6 28 (6.53%) Serverless
7 27 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (6.06%) IaaS
9 22 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (4.20%) Amazon S3
10 18 (4.20%) GitHub
11 14 (3.26%) Power Platform
12 11 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (2.56%) AWS CodeCommit
13 10 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (2.33%) Office 365
13 10 (2.33%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (1.86%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.43%) Firewall
1 19 (4.43%) Internet
2 12 (2.80%) Skype
2 12 (2.80%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (2.10%) HTTP
4 8 (1.86%) Network Security
4 8 (1.86%) SAN
5 7 (1.63%) VPN
5 7 (1.63%) Wireless
6 6 (1.40%) SNMP
6 6 (1.40%) VLAN
7 5 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.93%) LAN
8 4 (0.93%) OSPF
8 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.93%) VoIP
8 4 (0.93%) WAN
9 3 (0.70%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.70%) DNS
9 3 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.99%) Big Data
2 46 (10.72%) NoSQL
3 38 (8.86%) Data Lake
4 37 (8.62%) SQL Server
5 36 (8.39%) MySQL
6 24 (5.59%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (4.43%) HDInsight
9 17 (3.96%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.73%) Amazon Redshift
10 16 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.26%) Power BI
12 12 (2.80%) Amazon Athena
12 12 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (2.56%) MongoDB
14 10 (2.33%) Data Mining
15 9 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.86%) GIS
17 7 (1.63%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.63%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 77 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 74 (17.25%) Jenkins
3 32 (7.46%) JIRA
4 25 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (5.36%) GitLab
5 23 (5.36%) TeamCity
6 20 (4.66%) Bitbucket
7 16 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.10%) Selenium
8 9 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.86%) Maven
9 8 (1.86%) Subversion
10 7 (1.63%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.40%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.17%) Gradle
13 4 (0.93%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.93%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.70%) git-flow
General
1 52 (12.12%) Finance
2 40 (9.32%) Law
3 23 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.66%) Banking
5 18 (4.20%) Games
6 12 (2.80%) Retail
7 10 (2.33%) Electronics
8 9 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.86%) Marketing
10 7 (1.63%) Back Office
11 6 (1.40%) Automotive
12 4 (0.93%) Local Government
13 3 (0.70%) Advertising
14 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.47%) Legal
14 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 80 (18.65%) Developer
2 65 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (9.56%) Software Engineer
5 35 (8.16%) Architect
5 35 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (7.23%) Cloud Architect
6 31 (7.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 30 (6.99%) Platform Engineer
8 28 (6.53%) AWS Engineer
9 22 (5.13%) Data Engineer
10 21 (4.90%) Azure Architect
11 19 (4.43%) Python Developer
12 18 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (4.20%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.96%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (3.73%) Data Scientist
14 16 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.26%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.72%) Node.js
2 40 (9.32%) HTML
3 39 (9.09%) CSS
4 29 (6.76%) .NET
5 22 (5.13%) AngularJS
6 21 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (4.20%) Web Services
8 15 (3.50%) React
9 14 (3.26%) Spring
10 13 (3.03%) RESTful
11 12 (2.80%) Redux
12 11 (2.56%) JSON
13 10 (2.33%) Ember.js
13 10 (2.33%) HTML5
14 9 (2.10%) CSS3
14 9 (2.10%) Django
14 9 (2.10%) Kafka
14 9 (2.10%) Laravel
14 9 (2.10%) Vue.js
15 8 (1.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.99%) Mobile App
3 26 (6.06%) User Experience
4 21 (4.90%) Algorithms
5 20 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (3.50%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.26%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.10%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.63%) Derivative
11 6 (1.40%) Blog
11 6 (1.40%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.17%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.17%) Life Science
12 5 (1.17%) Online Games
12 5 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 120 (27.97%) Linux
2 74 (17.25%) Windows
3 29 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.53%) Unix
5 25 (5.83%) CentOS
6 22 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.10%) Android
8 7 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.47%) HPUX
10 2 (0.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (35.66%) DevOps
2 125 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (18.65%) Software Engineering
4 65 (15.15%) Analytics
4 65 (15.15%) Machine Learning
5 54 (12.59%) Configuration Management
5 54 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (11.19%) Migration
7 46 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 45 (10.49%) High Availability
9 43 (10.02%) Open Source
10 42 (9.79%) Mentoring
11 39 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
12 35 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
13 34 (7.93%) Data Science
13 34 (7.93%) Microservices
14 32 (7.46%) Test Automation
15 30 (6.99%) E-Commerce
15 30 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
16 29 (6.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 109 (25.41%) Java
2 98 (22.84%) SQL
3 92 (21.45%) JavaScript
4 78 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 77 (17.95%) Bash Shell
6 74 (17.25%) C#
7 73 (17.02%) Go
8 71 (16.55%) Ruby
9 48 (11.19%) R
10 46 (10.72%) C++
11 28 (6.53%) C
12 26 (6.06%) PHP
13 25 (5.83%) Shell Script
14 22 (5.13%) Perl
15 19 (4.43%) Scala
16 14 (3.26%) Groovy
17 10 (2.33%) ES6
18 6 (1.40%) Java 8
18 6 (1.40%) TypeScript
18 6 (1.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.99%) Degree
2 22 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.73%) AWS Certification
4 16 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (3.26%) CCNA
6 14 (3.26%) MCSE
7 13 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.80%) CCIE
8 12 (2.80%) CCNP
8 12 (2.80%) RHCE
9 11 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (2.33%) MCSA
11 6 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.17%) PhD
13 4 (0.93%) MCPD
13 4 (0.93%) MCSD
14 2 (0.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.03%) GDPR
2 12 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 109 (25.41%) Docker
2 48 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.66%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.93%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.47%) XenApp
6 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 110 (25.64%) Ansible
2 106 (24.71%) Kubernetes
3 93 (21.68%) Terraform
4 82 (19.11%) Puppet
5 51 (11.89%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (4.66%) Grafana
7 17 (3.96%) Kibana
7 17 (3.96%) Prometheus
8 13 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (2.80%) Graphite
10 6 (1.40%) logstash
10 6 (1.40%) Packer
11 4 (0.93%) Consul
11 4 (0.93%) Nagios
12 3 (0.70%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.70%) SCCM
13 2 (0.47%) Nessus
13 2 (0.47%) SCOM
13 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
14 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (13.99%) VMware
2 54 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.39%) Databricks
4 34 (7.93%) Google
5 33 (7.69%) Sparx
6 25 (5.83%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.43%) Oracle
8 15 (3.50%) Cisco
9 13 (3.03%) Splunk
10 9 (2.10%) SaltStack
11 8 (1.86%) HP
12 7 (1.63%) Citrix
12 7 (1.63%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.17%) EnterpriseDB
13 5 (1.17%) IBM
13 5 (1.17%) NetApp
13 5 (1.17%) Vertica
14 4 (0.93%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.93%) Veeam
14 4 (0.93%) Zend