Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +67
Permanent jobs citing Python 698 696 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.67% 5.50% 4.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.71% 9.69% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 531 552 461
North West median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +17.65% -4.49%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,600 £69,950 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -

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 5,492 7,180 7,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.45% 56.76% 57.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,607 5,929 6,168
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,700 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +12 558 £55,000 +6.80% 113
Cheshire -11 77 £49,500 +10.00% 18
Lancashire +27 28 £52,925 +5.85% 7
Merseyside +19 27 £40,000 -23.81% 13
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 344 (49.28%) DevOps
2 322 (46.13%) Java
3 308 (44.13%) Linux
4 291 (41.69%) Amazon AWS
5 264 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
6 191 (27.36%) Ansible
7 188 (26.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 182 (26.07%) Docker
9 154 (22.06%) Jenkins
9 154 (22.06%) Configuration Management
10 152 (21.78%) Ruby
11 147 (21.06%) Software Engineering
12 146 (20.92%) Open Source
13 144 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
14 140 (20.06%) Finance
14 140 (20.06%) Kubernetes
15 128 (18.34%) C#
16 125 (17.91%) SQL
17 124 (17.77%) Puppet
18 123 (17.62%) Degree
19 120 (17.19%) Big Data
20 117 (16.76%) TDD
21 114 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
22 111 (15.90%) C++
23 107 (15.33%) JIRA
24 106 (15.19%) Bash Shell
25 105 (15.04%) Perl
26 104 (14.90%) NoSQL
27 99 (14.18%) Windows
28 98 (14.04%) Node.js

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 89 (12.75%) Apache
2 80 (11.46%) Apache Spark
3 38 (5.44%) Confluence
4 15 (2.15%) SAS
5 11 (1.58%) nginx
6 7 (1.00%) JBoss
6 7 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.86%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.86%) CloudStack
7 6 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.57%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.57%) IIS
9 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.43%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.43%) WordPress
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.86%) SPSS
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.29%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.29%) Stata
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Relativity
1 4 (0.57%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.29%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 291 (41.69%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (26.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (13.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 78 (11.17%) Cloud Computing
5 58 (8.31%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (6.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 42 (6.02%) Amazon EMR
8 29 (4.15%) SaaS
9 24 (3.44%) OpenShift
10 23 (3.30%) Serverless
11 20 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (2.58%) GitHub
13 17 (2.44%) IaaS
14 16 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (2.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 14 (2.01%) Datadog
15 14 (2.01%) PaaS
16 10 (1.43%) CloudFront
16 10 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.58%) Firewall
2 21 (3.01%) Internet
3 17 (2.44%) VPN
4 10 (1.43%) HTTP
5 8 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.86%) DNS
7 5 (0.72%) LAN
7 5 (0.72%) WAN
7 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.57%) DHCP
8 4 (0.57%) VLAN
9 3 (0.43%) Broadband
9 3 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.43%) SSL
10 2 (0.29%) BGP
10 2 (0.29%) Intranet
10 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.29%) OSPF
10 2 (0.29%) SAN
10 2 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (17.19%) Big Data
2 104 (14.90%) NoSQL
3 84 (12.03%) Hadoop
4 80 (11.46%) MongoDB
5 72 (10.32%) MySQL
6 62 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (6.59%) Amazon Redshift
8 43 (6.16%) Flink
9 42 (6.02%) Amazon Athena
10 40 (5.73%) Relational Database
11 32 (4.58%) SQL Server
12 22 (3.15%) Apache Hive
12 22 (3.15%) Power BI
13 14 (2.01%) Data Mining
14 13 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.86%) Redis
15 11 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (1.43%) GIS
17 9 (1.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 154 (22.06%) Jenkins
2 107 (15.33%) JIRA
3 81 (11.60%) Git (software)
4 79 (11.32%) TeamCity
5 78 (11.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 59 (8.45%) Selenium
7 52 (7.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (5.87%) Maven
9 32 (4.58%) JUnit
10 31 (4.44%) Gradle
11 26 (3.72%) Cucumber
12 23 (3.30%) WebDriver
13 22 (3.15%) Bitbucket
13 22 (3.15%) Subversion
14 19 (2.72%) Travis CI
15 18 (2.58%) Vagrant
16 17 (2.44%) EasyMock
17 15 (2.15%) Gatling
17 15 (2.15%) GitLab
17 15 (2.15%) Hudson
General
1 140 (20.06%) Finance
2 37 (5.30%) Retail
3 30 (4.30%) Marketing
4 27 (3.87%) Electronics
5 21 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.58%) Banking
7 14 (2.01%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.86%) Law
9 10 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.43%) Publishing
10 9 (1.29%) Games
11 7 (1.00%) Legal
12 5 (0.72%) Military
12 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.57%) Automotive
14 3 (0.43%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 159 (22.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 147 (21.06%) Developer
3 68 (9.74%) Software Engineer
4 55 (7.88%) Java Engineer
5 54 (7.74%) Python Developer
6 52 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
7 45 (6.45%) Architect
8 42 (6.02%) Java Developer
9 40 (5.73%) Java Software Engineer
10 38 (5.44%) Data Engineer
11 37 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
11 37 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
11 37 (5.30%) Data Scientist
12 36 (5.16%) Graduate
12 36 (5.16%) Test Engineer
13 35 (5.01%) Graduate Developer
13 35 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (4.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 33 (4.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 32 (4.58%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (14.04%) Node.js
2 71 (10.17%) Web Services
3 65 (9.31%) Kafka
3 65 (9.31%) Spring
4 53 (7.59%) HTML
5 51 (7.31%) CSS
6 42 (6.02%) Spark Streaming
7 40 (5.73%) .NET
8 36 (5.16%) Elastic Stack
9 34 (4.87%) Hibernate
9 34 (4.87%) RESTful
9 34 (4.87%) XML
10 29 (4.15%) Java EE
11 28 (4.01%) Django
12 26 (3.72%) LAMP
13 25 (3.58%) AngularJS
14 24 (3.44%) JSON
14 24 (3.44%) REST
15 22 (3.15%) HTML5
15 22 (3.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.60%) Fintech
2 61 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.87%) Algorithms
4 40 (5.73%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (4.01%) User Experience
7 26 (3.72%) Data Structures
7 26 (3.72%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.72%) Internet of Things
9 18 (2.58%) Derivative
10 16 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (2.15%) Wiki
12 10 (1.43%) Cloud Native
13 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.15%) NHS
14 8 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
16 4 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 308 (44.13%) Linux
2 99 (14.18%) Windows
3 56 (8.02%) CentOS
4 49 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (7.02%) Unix
5 22 (3.15%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.58%) Android
7 10 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.43%) Debian
8 9 (1.29%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.72%) AIX
9 5 (0.72%) Solaris
10 3 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.43%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.43%) OpenBSD
11 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Fedora
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (49.28%) DevOps
2 264 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (22.06%) Configuration Management
4 147 (21.06%) Software Engineering
5 146 (20.92%) Open Source
6 144 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (16.76%) TDD
8 92 (13.18%) Mathematics
8 92 (13.18%) Test Automation
9 86 (12.32%) Computer Science
9 86 (12.32%) Scrum
10 69 (9.89%) Analytics
11 64 (9.17%) BDD
11 64 (9.17%) OO
12 63 (9.03%) Data Science
13 62 (8.88%) Data Modelling
14 60 (8.60%) Mentoring
14 60 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (7.74%) Data Engineering
16 52 (7.45%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 322 (46.13%) Java
2 152 (21.78%) Ruby
3 128 (18.34%) C#
4 125 (17.91%) SQL
5 111 (15.90%) C++
6 106 (15.19%) Bash Shell
7 105 (15.04%) Perl
8 90 (12.89%) JavaScript
9 89 (12.75%) PHP
10 82 (11.75%) R
11 81 (11.60%) Scala
12 69 (9.89%) Go
13 30 (4.30%) PowerShell
14 29 (4.15%) C
15 27 (3.87%) Java 8
16 19 (2.72%) Shell Script
17 15 (2.15%) MATLAB
17 15 (2.15%) VB.NET
18 13 (1.86%) Apple Swift
19 12 (1.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (17.62%) Degree
2 55 (7.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (7.45%) Numerate Degree
4 27 (3.87%) PhD
5 19 (2.72%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.29%) RHCE
7 9 (1.29%) RHCSA
8 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.86%) GIAC
9 6 (0.86%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.57%) CISSP
11 4 (0.57%) EnCE
11 4 (0.57%) GCFA
11 4 (0.57%) GCFE
11 4 (0.57%) GREM
11 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.88%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) GDPR
3 4 (0.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 182 (26.07%) Docker
2 26 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.29%) vSphere
6 7 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.72%) Corosync
8 5 (0.72%) KVM
9 3 (0.43%) Ceph
9 3 (0.43%) HDFS
9 3 (0.43%) iptables
9 3 (0.43%) Xen
10 2 (0.29%) DRBD
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) pfSense
11 1 (0.14%) Varnish
11 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 191 (27.36%) Ansible
2 140 (20.06%) Kubernetes
3 124 (17.77%) Puppet
4 114 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (12.89%) Terraform
6 59 (8.45%) Salt
7 37 (5.30%) Graphite
8 29 (4.15%) Packer
9 25 (3.58%) Grafana
10 24 (3.44%) Nagios
11 23 (3.30%) Consul
12 22 (3.15%) Docker Swarm
12 22 (3.15%) Prometheus
13 18 (2.58%) Opsview
14 16 (2.29%) ZABBIX
15 12 (1.72%) CFEngine
16 8 (1.15%) Kibana
17 5 (0.72%) HAProxy
17 5 (0.72%) Pacemaker
18 4 (0.57%) FTK
Vendors
1 51 (7.31%) Red Hat
2 48 (6.88%) CA Agile Central
3 43 (6.16%) Google
4 36 (5.16%) Microsoft
5 34 (4.87%) Oracle
6 33 (4.73%) VMware
7 19 (2.72%) Tableau
8 17 (2.44%) SAP
9 14 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 14 (2.01%) Cisco
10 10 (1.43%) New Relic
10 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.15%) Juniper
12 7 (1.00%) Brocade
12 7 (1.00%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.00%) Foundry
13 6 (0.86%) Redback
13 6 (0.86%) Splunk
13 6 (0.86%) Teradata
14 4 (0.57%) Mapinfo