Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > North West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Python 563 584 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.79% 7.46% 7.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.12% 14.05% 13.99%
Number of salaries quoted 473 449 535
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,700 £34,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 2,945 4,157 5,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 51.23% 53.10% 50.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,588 3,407 4,172
10th Percentile £31,996 £30,150 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,075 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +11 461 £60,000 +14.29% 120
Cheshire -9 43 £45,000 -18.18% 17
Lancashire +12 30 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Merseyside +3 19 £67,500 +12.50% 17
Cumbria - 7 £45,000 - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 218 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (38.19%) AWS
3 212 (37.66%) DevOps
4 188 (33.39%) Java
5 183 (32.50%) JavaScript
6 175 (31.08%) SQL
7 163 (28.95%) Azure
8 155 (27.53%) Software Engineering
9 151 (26.82%) C#
10 149 (26.47%) Docker
11 148 (26.29%) Terraform
12 130 (23.09%) Go
13 120 (21.31%) Ansible
14 119 (21.14%) Linux
15 118 (20.96%) Kubernetes
16 99 (17.58%) Git (software)
17 97 (17.23%) Microsoft
18 95 (16.87%) C++
18 95 (16.87%) Jenkins
19 93 (16.52%) Bash Shell
20 80 (14.21%) PowerShell
21 78 (13.85%) HTML
22 75 (13.32%) Ruby
23 74 (13.14%) CSS
23 74 (13.14%) GCP
24 72 (12.79%) Data Science
25 68 (12.08%) Machine Learning
26 67 (11.90%) TDD
27 64 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
27 64 (11.37%) Infrastructure as Code

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 30 (5.33%) Apache Spark
2 23 (4.09%) Confluence
2 23 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.37%) nginx
4 14 (2.49%) Apache
5 9 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.07%) CMS
7 6 (1.07%) IIS
8 5 (0.89%) Apache Synapse
8 5 (0.89%) JBoss
8 5 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.71%) Drupal
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.53%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.42%) Maya
4 3 (0.53%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 215 (38.19%) AWS
2 163 (28.95%) Azure
3 74 (13.14%) GCP
4 53 (9.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (6.75%) Serverless
6 34 (6.04%) Power Platform
7 28 (4.97%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (3.73%) IaaS
9 20 (3.55%) PaaS
9 20 (3.55%) SaaS
10 14 (2.49%) Amazon Kinesis
10 14 (2.49%) Pulumi
11 13 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
12 12 (2.13%) Matillion
13 11 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.78%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.78%) Amazon SageMaker
14 10 (1.78%) GitHub
15 7 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.33%) Firewall
2 20 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.37%) VLAN
4 15 (2.66%) VPN
5 14 (2.49%) IPv4
5 14 (2.49%) OSPF
6 13 (2.31%) DNS
6 13 (2.31%) HTTP
7 12 (2.13%) SNMP
7 12 (2.13%) WAN
8 10 (1.78%) Skype
9 9 (1.60%) LAN
10 8 (1.42%) DHCP
10 8 (1.42%) SD-WAN
11 6 (1.07%) FTP
11 6 (1.07%) IPsec
11 6 (1.07%) VoIP
12 5 (0.89%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (8.53%) Data Lake
4 42 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 41 (7.28%) MySQL
6 39 (6.93%) SQL Server
7 37 (6.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 34 (6.04%) Power BI
9 32 (5.68%) Big Data
10 28 (4.97%) MongoDB
11 24 (4.26%) Hadoop
11 24 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (4.09%) Redis
13 22 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (3.37%) Relational Database
14 19 (3.37%) Snowflake Schema
15 17 (3.02%) Amazon Athena
16 16 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (2.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 14 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 99 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 95 (16.87%) Jenkins
3 47 (8.35%) JIRA
4 29 (5.15%) Subversion
5 24 (4.26%) GitLab
6 19 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (2.84%) Selenium
7 16 (2.84%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.66%) Mercurial
9 12 (2.13%) Artifactory
9 12 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.95%) Hudson
11 8 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.24%) JMeter
12 7 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.24%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.71%) Postman
14 3 (0.53%) Robot Framework
General
1 43 (7.64%) Finance
2 29 (5.15%) Games
3 25 (4.44%) Retail
4 22 (3.91%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.37%) Law
6 17 (3.02%) Marketing
7 10 (1.78%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.42%) Military
10 7 (1.24%) Electronics
10 7 (1.24%) Legal
10 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 127 (22.56%) Developer
2 97 (17.23%) Software Engineer
3 73 (12.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 61 (10.83%) Data Engineer
5 42 (7.46%) Python Developer
6 41 (7.28%) Python Engineer
7 38 (6.75%) AWS Engineer
8 35 (6.22%) Software Developer
9 34 (6.04%) Python Software Engineer
10 29 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
11 25 (4.44%) Tester
12 23 (4.09%) Automation Engineer
13 22 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
13 22 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
14 21 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
14 21 (3.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
15 20 (3.55%) Architect
16 19 (3.37%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.85%) HTML
2 74 (13.14%) CSS
3 52 (9.24%) AngularJS
4 49 (8.70%) Node.js
5 45 (7.99%) HTML5
6 42 (7.46%) Vue.js
7 40 (7.10%) CSS3
8 37 (6.57%) React
9 30 (5.33%) Kafka
10 29 (5.15%) Web Services
11 26 (4.62%) Django
12 23 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (3.55%) REST
14 18 (3.20%) Java SE
15 14 (2.49%) JSON
16 12 (2.13%) Flask
17 11 (1.95%) RESTful
18 10 (1.78%) .NET
18 10 (1.78%) Ruby on Rails
19 9 (1.60%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.22%) Public Cloud
2 25 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.09%) Data Structures
4 17 (3.02%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.66%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.95%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.42%) Animation
9 8 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.71%) PKI
12 3 (0.53%) Analogue Electronics
12 3 (0.53%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
12 3 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 119 (21.14%) Linux
2 46 (8.17%) Unix
3 38 (6.75%) Windows
4 19 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.49%) CentOS
6 9 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.71%) Android
7 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (37.66%) DevOps
3 155 (27.53%) Software Engineering
4 72 (12.79%) Data Science
5 68 (12.08%) Machine Learning
6 67 (11.90%) TDD
7 64 (11.37%) Infrastructure as Code
8 61 (10.83%) Analytics
9 56 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (9.77%) Configuration Management
10 55 (9.77%) OO
11 53 (9.41%) OOP
12 52 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (7.99%) Software Testing
14 44 (7.82%) ETL
15 43 (7.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 41 (7.28%) Test Automation
17 38 (6.75%) Scrum
18 35 (6.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 188 (33.39%) Java
2 183 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 175 (31.08%) SQL
4 151 (26.82%) C#
5 130 (23.09%) Go
6 95 (16.87%) C++
7 93 (16.52%) Bash Shell
8 80 (14.21%) PowerShell
9 75 (13.32%) Ruby
10 49 (8.70%) Scala
11 29 (5.15%) Kotlin
12 28 (4.97%) PHP
13 27 (4.80%) R
14 26 (4.62%) TypeScript
15 24 (4.26%) Perl
16 22 (3.91%) C
17 18 (3.20%) Java 8
18 9 (1.60%) Shell Script
18 9 (1.60%) T-SQL
19 7 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 42 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.44%) Degree
3 25 (4.44%) RHCE
4 18 (3.20%) CIW
4 18 (3.20%) OCA
4 18 (3.20%) OCP
4 18 (3.20%) Oracle Certification
5 15 (2.66%) AWS Certification
6 14 (2.49%) GIAC
7 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.24%) CCNP
9 5 (0.89%) CCNA
9 5 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.89%) MCSA
9 5 (0.89%) MCSE
9 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.95%) QA
2 10 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 149 (26.47%) Docker
2 33 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.60%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.89%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.71%) KVM
7 2 (0.36%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 148 (26.29%) Terraform
2 120 (21.31%) Ansible
3 118 (20.96%) Kubernetes
4 59 (10.48%) Puppet
5 46 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.02%) Prometheus
7 14 (2.49%) Grafana
8 10 (1.78%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.60%) Consul
9 9 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (1.60%) Packer
10 7 (1.24%) CFEngine
10 7 (1.24%) Nagios
11 4 (0.71%) Salt
12 2 (0.36%) Graphite
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.36%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.36%) SCCM
12 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 97 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.64%) Red Hat
3 42 (7.46%) Oracle
4 41 (7.28%) VMware
5 24 (4.26%) Databricks
6 15 (2.66%) Cognos
7 13 (2.31%) Cisco
7 13 (2.31%) SaltStack
8 11 (1.95%) Google
9 9 (1.60%) Sparx
10 8 (1.42%) Autodesk
10 8 (1.42%) Fortinet
11 7 (1.24%) SAP
11 7 (1.24%) Splunk
12 6 (1.07%) F5
12 6 (1.07%) IBM
12 6 (1.07%) Snowplow
12 6 (1.07%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.89%) Adobe
13 5 (0.89%) CA