Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 57 98
Rank change year-on-year +19 +41 +55
Permanent jobs citing Python 749 661 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.32% 5.04% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.62% 8.93% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 573 542 316
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 6,444 7,399 6,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.35% 56.40% 54.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5,438 6,234 5,605
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Python as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Python in the North West

Python
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

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 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
Manchester +15 577 £50,000 - 99
Cheshire +18 114 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Merseyside +33 32 £45,000 -8.16% 8
Lancashire +13 17 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
Python
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Python.

1 345 (46.06%) Linux
2 314 (41.92%) DevOps
3 309 (41.26%) Java
4 289 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
5 282 (37.65%) Amazon AWS
6 235 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
7 204 (27.24%) Ruby
8 198 (26.44%) Ansible
9 184 (24.57%) Docker
10 182 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 173 (23.10%) Jenkins
12 167 (22.30%) Puppet
13 161 (21.50%) SQL
14 154 (20.56%) Software Engineering
15 153 (20.43%) JavaScript
15 153 (20.43%) Scrum
16 152 (20.29%) Perl
16 152 (20.29%) Opscode Chef
17 140 (18.69%) Windows
18 131 (17.49%) TDD
18 131 (17.49%) Kubernetes
19 130 (17.36%) Bash Shell
20 127 (16.96%) Test Automation
21 126 (16.82%) Configuration Management
22 120 (16.02%) Git (software)
23 119 (15.89%) Open Source
24 118 (15.75%) Degree
25 115 (15.35%) Finance
26 114 (15.22%) C#
27 109 (14.55%) C++

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 65 (8.68%) Apache Spark
2 46 (6.14%) Apache
3 22 (2.94%) nginx
4 19 (2.54%) SAS
5 18 (2.40%) Apache Pig
6 17 (2.27%) Confluence
7 16 (2.14%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.87%) JBoss
8 14 (1.87%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.60%) CloudStack
10 10 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.53%) IIS
14 4 (0.53%) WordPress
15 3 (0.40%) Jetty
16 2 (0.27%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.27%) Jupyter
Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.93%) SPSS
3 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Relativity
2 3 (0.40%) FastStats
3 2 (0.27%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 282 (37.65%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (11.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 40 (5.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 31 (4.14%) SaaS
6 28 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (3.74%) GitHub
7 25 (3.34%) OpenShift
8 15 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 11 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
10 10 (1.34%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.53%) Serverless
12 3 (0.40%) AWS Fargate
12 3 (0.40%) IaaS
12 3 (0.40%) Office 365
12 3 (0.40%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.14%) TCP/IP
2 41 (5.47%) Firewall
3 28 (3.74%) HTTP
4 19 (2.54%) VPN
5 16 (2.14%) SSL
6 12 (1.60%) LAN
6 12 (1.60%) WAN
7 11 (1.47%) BGP
7 11 (1.47%) OSPF
8 10 (1.34%) DNS
9 9 (1.20%) Internet
10 8 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.07%) SAN
11 6 (0.80%) Junos
11 6 (0.80%) NAS
12 5 (0.67%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.67%) WLAN
13 4 (0.53%) Broadband
13 4 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (13.89%) Big Data
2 100 (13.35%) MySQL
3 84 (11.21%) Hadoop
4 71 (9.48%) MongoDB
5 68 (9.08%) NoSQL
6 67 (8.95%) SQL Server
7 37 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (3.74%) Redis
9 24 (3.20%) Apache Hive
10 18 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (1.74%) Power BI
12 13 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.34%) Amazon Athena
13 10 (1.34%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.20%) Flink
14 9 (1.20%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.07%) GIS
Development Applications
1 173 (23.10%) Jenkins
2 120 (16.02%) Git (software)
3 72 (9.61%) Selenium
4 66 (8.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 63 (8.41%) JIRA
6 60 (8.01%) TeamCity
7 47 (6.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (4.81%) Vagrant
9 33 (4.41%) Cucumber
10 28 (3.74%) Subversion
11 27 (3.60%) Maven
12 24 (3.20%) Travis CI
13 23 (3.07%) Gradle
13 23 (3.07%) Hudson
14 22 (2.94%) WebDriver
15 18 (2.40%) Bitbucket
16 15 (2.00%) JUnit
16 15 (2.00%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.60%) GitLab
18 10 (1.34%) Robot Framework
General
1 115 (15.35%) Finance
2 44 (5.87%) Marketing
3 41 (5.47%) Electronics
3 41 (5.47%) Retail
4 32 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.74%) Banking
5 28 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 27 (3.60%) Law
7 22 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.87%) Military
9 11 (1.47%) Games
10 9 (1.20%) Advertising
11 7 (0.93%) Automotive
11 7 (0.93%) Legal
12 6 (0.80%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 168 (22.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 152 (20.29%) Developer
3 68 (9.08%) Software Engineer
4 53 (7.08%) Data Scientist
5 48 (6.41%) Test Engineer
6 47 (6.28%) Linux Engineer
7 42 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
7 42 (5.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 41 (5.47%) Java Developer
9 40 (5.34%) Analyst
10 36 (4.81%) Java Engineer
11 33 (4.41%) Python Developer
12 30 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (3.87%) AWS DevOps
14 28 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
15 27 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 26 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
17 25 (3.34%) Architect
17 25 (3.34%) Integration Engineer
17 25 (3.34%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.35%) Node.js
2 82 (10.95%) HTML
3 79 (10.55%) Web Services
4 75 (10.01%) CSS
5 71 (9.48%) .NET
6 67 (8.95%) AngularJS
7 64 (8.54%) Spring
8 49 (6.54%) React
9 46 (6.14%) RESTful
10 45 (6.01%) Django
10 45 (6.01%) REST
11 41 (5.47%) Java EE
11 41 (5.47%) JSON
12 36 (4.81%) Spring MVC
12 36 (4.81%) XML
13 34 (4.54%) HTML5
14 31 (4.14%) LAMP
15 29 (3.87%) Kafka
16 28 (3.74%) Elastic Stack
17 27 (3.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 35 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 27 (3.60%) Fintech
6 26 (3.47%) Algorithms
7 25 (3.34%) Public Cloud
8 21 (2.80%) User Experience
9 17 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (2.00%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.20%) Clustering
15 7 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
16 6 (0.80%) Internet of Things
16 6 (0.80%) Private Cloud
17 5 (0.67%) Cyberattack
17 5 (0.67%) Data Centre
17 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 345 (46.06%) Linux
2 140 (18.69%) Windows
3 47 (6.28%) Unix
4 37 (4.94%) CentOS
5 36 (4.81%) Android
6 32 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 27 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (3.20%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.74%) Debian
11 10 (1.34%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.93%) AIX
12 7 (0.93%) Solaris
12 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.67%) FreeBSD
13 5 (0.67%) OpenBSD
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.13%) Fedora
16 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (41.92%) DevOps
2 289 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (31.38%) Continuous Integration
4 154 (20.56%) Software Engineering
5 153 (20.43%) Scrum
6 131 (17.49%) TDD
7 127 (16.96%) Test Automation
8 126 (16.82%) Configuration Management
9 119 (15.89%) Open Source
10 90 (12.02%) Data Science
11 86 (11.48%) Analytics
12 84 (11.21%) Mentoring
13 79 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
14 77 (10.28%) Machine Learning
15 74 (9.88%) Mathematics
16 66 (8.81%) BDD
17 59 (7.88%) Microservices
18 51 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (6.81%) SDLC
19 48 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 309 (41.26%) Java
2 204 (27.24%) Ruby
3 161 (21.50%) SQL
4 153 (20.43%) JavaScript
5 152 (20.29%) Perl
6 130 (17.36%) Bash Shell
7 114 (15.22%) C#
8 109 (14.55%) C++
9 97 (12.95%) R
10 89 (11.88%) PHP
11 82 (10.95%) Go
12 75 (10.01%) Scala
13 71 (9.48%) C
14 62 (8.28%) PowerShell
15 25 (3.34%) Shell Script
16 24 (3.20%) Java 8
17 17 (2.27%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.47%) MATLAB
19 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
20 9 (1.20%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 118 (15.75%) Degree
2 39 (5.21%) Numerate Degree
3 37 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (3.74%) DV Cleared
6 27 (3.60%) PhD
7 19 (2.54%) AWS Certification
7 19 (2.54%) CISSP
8 15 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.87%) CCNA
9 14 (1.87%) GIAC
10 13 (1.74%) SANS
11 11 (1.47%) Master's Degree
11 11 (1.47%) MCSE
11 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.34%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (1.34%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (1.34%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.34%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.14%) QA
2 9 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.53%) GDPR
4 3 (0.40%) ISO 15765
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 184 (24.57%) Docker
2 52 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.07%) Active Directory
5 20 (2.67%) vSphere
6 14 (1.87%) Xen
7 12 (1.60%) KVM
7 12 (1.60%) VirtualBox
8 10 (1.34%) HDFS
9 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.93%) Ceph
10 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.93%) XenServer
11 6 (0.80%) Corosync
12 4 (0.53%) DRBD
12 4 (0.53%) iptables
13 1 (0.13%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 198 (26.44%) Ansible
2 167 (22.30%) Puppet
3 152 (20.29%) Opscode Chef
4 131 (17.49%) Kubernetes
5 97 (12.95%) Terraform
6 57 (7.61%) Salt
7 41 (5.47%) Packer
8 35 (4.67%) Nagios
9 29 (3.87%) Graphite
10 23 (3.07%) Consul
11 19 (2.54%) Grafana
11 19 (2.54%) Prometheus
12 17 (2.27%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (2.14%) Opsview
14 14 (1.87%) ZABBIX
15 11 (1.47%) Kibana
16 7 (0.93%) Rancher
16 7 (0.93%) SCCM
17 6 (0.80%) Cacti
17 6 (0.80%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 83 (11.08%) Google
2 66 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 62 (8.28%) VMware
4 57 (7.61%) Oracle
5 46 (6.14%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.20%) SAP
7 22 (2.94%) Splunk
8 16 (2.14%) SolarWinds
9 13 (1.74%) Cisco
9 13 (1.74%) Tableau
10 10 (1.34%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.34%) Juniper
11 9 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (1.20%) Intapp
11 9 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 8 (1.07%) CyberArk
12 8 (1.07%) Varonis
13 6 (0.80%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.67%) New Relic
14 5 (0.67%) Percona