Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Python 61 73 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.89% 12.67% 16.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.90% 18.62% 20.35%
Number of salaries quoted 49 69 60
Median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £38,500 £31,350 £33,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,500
UK 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 245 392 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 75.85% 68.06% 81.65%
Number of salaries quoted 143 331 300
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Northern Ireland

Python
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Python in Northern Ireland

Python
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Python in Northern Ireland

Python
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Northern Ireland 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
County Antrim +3 49 £55,000 +37.50% 19
County Londonderry - 1 £55,000 -
Python
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
3 24 (39.34%) C++
4 21 (34.43%) Linux
4 21 (34.43%) Kubernetes
5 18 (29.51%) Microservices
5 18 (29.51%) AWS
5 18 (29.51%) Docker
5 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
6 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (27.87%) C#
6 17 (27.87%) Go
7 15 (24.59%) SQL
8 13 (21.31%) Ruby
8 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.03%) Degree
9 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
9 11 (18.03%) Node.js
9 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (16.39%) C
11 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
11 9 (14.75%) DevOps
11 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (14.75%) Fintech
12 8 (13.11%) Front End Development
12 8 (13.11%) Data Engineering
12 8 (13.11%) Ansible
12 8 (13.11%) MATLAB

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (8.20%) Apache
1 5 (8.20%) nginx
2 4 (6.56%) Apache Pulsar
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.64%) Gunicorn
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) AWS
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon S3
2 5 (8.20%) Route 53
2 5 (8.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (6.56%) Azure
3 4 (6.56%) GCP
4 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.64%) GitHub
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
1 4 (6.56%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) Ethereal
2 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.64%) NAS
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
2 1 (1.64%) SNMP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) SQLite
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) GitLab
3 5 (8.20%) Subversion
3 5 (8.20%) Travis CI
4 4 (6.56%) Artifactory
4 4 (6.56%) Mocha
5 3 (4.92%) Grunt
5 3 (4.92%) gulp
5 3 (4.92%) webpack
6 2 (3.28%) JMeter
6 2 (3.28%) JUnit
6 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.28%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.64%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.64%) GCC
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Software Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Software Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Principal Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Cryptography Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Principal Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) Node.js
2 5 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (6.56%) Django
3 4 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) Kafka
3 4 (6.56%) LAMP
3 4 (6.56%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (6.56%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.92%) Express
4 3 (4.92%) HTML5
4 3 (4.92%) Middleware
5 2 (3.28%) CGI
5 2 (3.28%) D3.js
5 2 (3.28%) Grails
5 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.28%) React
5 2 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.56%) Industry 4.0
2 4 (6.56%) Internet of Things
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Smart City
3 3 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.64%) Photography
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) CentOS
2 5 (8.20%) Ubuntu
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
2 18 (29.51%) Microservices
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (14.75%) DevOps
7 9 (14.75%) Fintech
8 8 (13.11%) Data Engineering
8 8 (13.11%) Front End Development
9 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.84%) Analytics
10 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (9.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 5 (8.20%) Low Latency
11 5 (8.20%) Scrum
11 5 (8.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 24 (39.34%) C++
3 17 (27.87%) C#
3 17 (27.87%) Go
4 15 (24.59%) SQL
5 13 (21.31%) Ruby
6 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 10 (16.39%) C
8 8 (13.11%) MATLAB
9 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++
10 3 (4.92%) Perl
10 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (3.28%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Docker
2 4 (6.56%) Postfix
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (34.43%) Kubernetes
2 8 (13.11%) Ansible
3 6 (9.84%) Puppet
3 6 (9.84%) Terraform
4 5 (8.20%) Nagios
5 4 (6.56%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (6.56%) Grafana
5 4 (6.56%) Munin
5 4 (6.56%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView
6 1 (1.64%) WMI
6 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Lets Encrypt
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Splunk
4 1 (1.64%) CA
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) New Relic
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.64%) VMware