Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Python 458 563 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.50% 6.42% 6.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.30% 12.13% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 463 496 585
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £80,750
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 2,647 4,640 5,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.89% 52.88% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,362 3,782 4,681
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,500 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +19 380 £60,000 +9.09% 132
Cheshire -4 45 £45,000 -18.18% 10
Lancashire +7 13 £42,500 -22.73% 15
Merseyside -10 8 £68,750 +14.58% 9
Cumbria - 8 £45,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 166 (36.24%) DevOps
2 158 (34.50%) AWS
3 153 (33.41%) Azure
4 152 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (31.66%) SQL
6 131 (28.60%) JavaScript
7 114 (24.89%) Java
8 111 (24.24%) Go
9 110 (24.02%) Terraform
10 106 (23.14%) Docker
11 104 (22.71%) Software Engineering
12 102 (22.27%) Linux
13 96 (20.96%) Kubernetes
14 93 (20.31%) C#
15 80 (17.47%) Bash Shell
16 78 (17.03%) Ansible
17 75 (16.38%) Jenkins
18 74 (16.16%) Microsoft
19 71 (15.50%) Git (software)
20 64 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (13.76%) Ruby
21 63 (13.76%) Data Lake
22 62 (13.54%) GCP
23 59 (12.88%) Analytics
24 57 (12.45%) PowerShell
24 57 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
25 55 (12.01%) Infrastructure as Code
26 54 (11.79%) C++
26 54 (11.79%) Configuration Management
27 52 (11.35%) Puppet

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 21 (4.59%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.28%) Apache
4 13 (2.84%) nginx
5 9 (1.97%) Confluence
6 7 (1.53%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.31%) JBoss
8 5 (1.09%) Apache Synapse
8 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.75%) Maya
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.66%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 158 (34.50%) AWS
2 153 (33.41%) Azure
3 62 (13.54%) GCP
4 34 (7.42%) Power Platform
5 28 (6.11%) IaaS
6 27 (5.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 27 (5.90%) PaaS
7 23 (5.02%) Azure Data Factory
8 22 (4.80%) SaaS
9 21 (4.59%) Serverless
10 17 (3.71%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (3.06%) GitHub
13 11 (2.40%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (2.40%) Pulumi
14 10 (2.18%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (1.53%) Amazon SageMaker
16 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.06%) Skype
3 11 (2.40%) HTTP
4 9 (1.97%) DNS
4 9 (1.97%) SSL
4 9 (1.97%) VLAN
5 8 (1.75%) Firewall
5 8 (1.75%) SNMP
6 6 (1.31%) VPN
7 5 (1.09%) DHCP
7 5 (1.09%) IPv4
7 5 (1.09%) OSPF
7 5 (1.09%) WAN
8 4 (0.87%) FTP
8 4 (0.87%) IPsec
9 3 (0.66%) MPLS
10 2 (0.44%) LAN
10 2 (0.44%) VoIP
10 2 (0.44%) WLAN
11 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.76%) Data Lake
2 57 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (9.39%) NoSQL
3 43 (9.39%) SQL Server
4 39 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (7.86%) Big Data
6 34 (7.42%) Power BI
7 32 (6.99%) MySQL
8 31 (6.77%) Amazon Redshift
9 28 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (4.59%) MongoDB
10 21 (4.59%) Snowflake Schema
11 19 (4.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 19 (4.15%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (4.15%) Relational Database
12 16 (3.49%) Redis
13 15 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (3.28%) Hadoop
14 13 (2.84%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 75 (16.38%) Jenkins
2 71 (15.50%) Git (software)
3 30 (6.55%) JIRA
4 28 (6.11%) GitLab
5 22 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (3.71%) Selenium
6 17 (3.71%) Subversion
6 17 (3.71%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.40%) Mercurial
8 8 (1.75%) Artifactory
8 8 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.53%) Hudson
10 6 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.09%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.87%) JMeter
12 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.66%) LabVIEW
13 3 (0.66%) Postman
13 3 (0.66%) Robot Framework
General
1 40 (8.73%) Finance
2 29 (6.33%) Law
3 25 (5.46%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.80%) Retail
5 11 (2.40%) Legal
6 9 (1.97%) Games
7 8 (1.75%) Marketing
8 6 (1.31%) Automotive
8 6 (1.31%) Electronics
9 4 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.66%) Military
10 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (19.00%) Developer
2 75 (16.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (15.07%) Software Engineer
4 61 (13.32%) Data Engineer
5 35 (7.64%) Python Engineer
6 32 (6.99%) AWS Engineer
7 30 (6.55%) Python Software Engineer
8 28 (6.11%) Architect
9 24 (5.24%) Azure Architect
9 24 (5.24%) Python Developer
10 23 (5.02%) AWS DevOps
10 23 (5.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.80%) Software Developer
11 22 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
13 19 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
14 18 (3.93%) Senior Developer
14 18 (3.93%) Senior Software Engineer
15 17 (3.71%) Data Architect
16 16 (3.49%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.04%) HTML
2 43 (9.39%) Node.js
3 42 (9.17%) CSS
4 33 (7.21%) AngularJS
5 25 (5.46%) React
6 22 (4.80%) HTML5
6 22 (4.80%) Vue.js
7 20 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (3.93%) .NET
9 17 (3.71%) Django
10 16 (3.49%) CSS3
10 16 (3.49%) Kafka
11 13 (2.84%) REST
12 12 (2.62%) RESTful
13 11 (2.40%) Flask
13 11 (2.40%) Web Services
14 9 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (1.97%) PySpark
15 8 (1.75%) Unreal Engine
16 7 (1.53%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.80%) Public Cloud
3 20 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.06%) Algorithms
6 14 (3.06%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.18%) Enterprise Cloud
8 9 (1.97%) PKI
9 8 (1.75%) Animation
9 8 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.66%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (22.27%) Linux
2 43 (9.39%) Windows
3 23 (5.02%) Unix
4 21 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.93%) CentOS
6 8 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.31%) Solaris
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.44%) Android
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (36.24%) DevOps
2 152 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (22.71%) Software Engineering
4 64 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (12.88%) Analytics
6 55 (12.01%) Infrastructure as Code
7 54 (11.79%) Configuration Management
8 47 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (10.26%) TDD
9 46 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (9.83%) Machine Learning
11 42 (9.17%) Data Science
12 41 (8.95%) ETL
13 36 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (7.86%) Data Modelling
14 35 (7.64%) Microservices
15 32 (6.99%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.77%) Migration
17 27 (5.90%) Open Source
18 25 (5.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 145 (31.66%) SQL
2 131 (28.60%) JavaScript
3 114 (24.89%) Java
4 111 (24.24%) Go
5 93 (20.31%) C#
6 80 (17.47%) Bash Shell
7 63 (13.76%) Ruby
8 57 (12.45%) PowerShell
9 54 (11.79%) C++
10 36 (7.86%) R
11 29 (6.33%) Scala
12 27 (5.90%) TypeScript
13 26 (5.68%) Perl
14 15 (3.28%) PHP
15 13 (2.84%) Kotlin
16 10 (2.18%) C
17 7 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
19 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
20 4 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.59%) AWS Certification
2 20 (4.37%) Degree
3 19 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.71%) RHCE
5 11 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.09%) GIAC
7 5 (1.09%) MCSA
7 5 (1.09%) MCSE
7 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.87%) CCNP
8 4 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.66%) CIW
9 3 (0.66%) ISEB
9 3 (0.66%) OCA
9 3 (0.66%) OCP
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.97%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.75%) QA
3 6 (1.31%) GDPR
4 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (23.14%) Docker
2 15 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.87%) KVM
6 3 (0.66%) zsh
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 110 (24.02%) Terraform
2 96 (20.96%) Kubernetes
3 78 (17.03%) Ansible
4 52 (11.35%) Puppet
5 40 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.71%) Prometheus
7 16 (3.49%) Grafana
8 9 (1.97%) SCCM
9 8 (1.75%) Graphite
10 6 (1.31%) SCOM
11 5 (1.09%) Consul
11 5 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.09%) Packer
12 4 (0.87%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.87%) Nagios
12 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.66%) Salt
13 3 (0.66%) vRealize
14 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 74 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.92%) Databricks
3 30 (6.55%) VMware
4 24 (5.24%) Sparx
5 18 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.49%) Oracle
7 15 (3.28%) Cognos
8 12 (2.62%) Google
8 12 (2.62%) SaltStack
9 10 (2.18%) Splunk
10 9 (1.97%) New Relic
11 8 (1.75%) Autodesk
12 7 (1.53%) Vertica
13 6 (1.31%) IBM
14 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.87%) Snowplow
16 3 (0.66%) Adobe
16 3 (0.66%) Agilent
16 3 (0.66%) Rackspace
16 3 (0.66%) SAP