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

Python
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 9 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Python 53 78 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.76% 13.98% 14.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.79% 21.20% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28 51 66
10th Percentile " £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £36,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £37,500 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -18.92% +15.63%
75th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,375 £53,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 282 368 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 78.55% 65.95% 77.08%
Number of salaries quoted 183 257 359
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +8.97%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 13 April 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 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
County Antrim -5 46 £47,500 +26.67% 16
Python
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Python.

1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (54.72%) Software Engineering
2 27 (50.94%) Linux
3 25 (47.17%) Degree
4 24 (45.28%) C++
5 23 (43.40%) Java
5 23 (43.40%) Computer Science
6 17 (32.08%) Kubernetes
6 17 (32.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (28.30%) Microservices
8 14 (26.42%) Go
8 14 (26.42%) Docker
8 14 (26.42%) SQL
8 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
8 14 (26.42%) AWS
9 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
9 13 (24.53%) C#
9 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
10 12 (22.64%) Front End Development
10 12 (22.64%) Node.js
10 12 (22.64%) QA
11 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (20.75%) C
11 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
12 10 (18.87%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (18.87%) Open Source
12 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
13 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
13 9 (16.98%) Video\Live Streaming

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 6 (11.32%) Apache
1 6 (11.32%) nginx
2 5 (9.43%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) AWS
2 8 (15.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon S3
3 6 (11.32%) Route 53
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.89%) Azure
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
1 9 (16.98%) Wireshark
2 5 (9.43%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
2 8 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
4 6 (11.32%) MySQL
5 3 (5.66%) SQLite
6 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) GitLab
3 6 (11.32%) Subversion
3 6 (11.32%) Travis CI
4 5 (9.43%) Artifactory
5 4 (7.55%) Mocha
6 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.66%) Grunt
6 3 (5.66%) gulp
6 3 (5.66%) webpack
7 2 (3.77%) JUnit
8 1 (1.89%) Automake
8 1 (1.89%) GCC
8 1 (1.89%) GDB
8 1 (1.89%) JMeter
8 1 (1.89%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.89%) Selenium
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.55%) Electronics
2 3 (5.66%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Developer
2 21 (39.62%) Software Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Principal Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Principal Software Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Software Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Firmware Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.66%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) Node.js
2 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.32%) STL
4 5 (9.43%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (9.43%) Kafka
4 5 (9.43%) LAMP
4 5 (9.43%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (9.43%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (9.43%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (9.43%) Spring
5 4 (7.55%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.66%) Angular 2
6 3 (5.66%) Django
6 3 (5.66%) Express
6 3 (5.66%) HTML
6 3 (5.66%) HTML5
6 3 (5.66%) Middleware
7 2 (3.77%) .NET
7 2 (3.77%) Struts
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Video\Live Streaming
2 6 (11.32%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.55%) User Experience
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.66%) Life Science
6 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.89%) Photography
7 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Smart City
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Unix
4 6 (11.32%) CentOS
4 6 (11.32%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (54.72%) Software Engineering
2 23 (43.40%) Computer Science
3 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (28.30%) Microservices
5 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
6 12 (22.64%) Front End Development
7 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (18.87%) Open Source
9 9 (16.98%) Data Engineering
9 9 (16.98%) DevOps
10 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
10 7 (13.21%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (11.32%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (11.32%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
11 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (11.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 6 (11.32%) TDD
12 5 (9.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) C++
2 23 (43.40%) Java
3 14 (26.42%) Go
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
4 13 (24.53%) C#
5 11 (20.75%) C
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 9 (16.98%) Perl
7 8 (15.09%) Ruby
8 4 (7.55%) R
9 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (47.17%) Degree
2 17 (32.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (13.21%) HNC
3 7 (13.21%) HND
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Docker
2 5 (9.43%) Postfix
3 4 (7.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.32%) Ansible
2 6 (11.32%) Puppet
3 5 (9.43%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (9.43%) Grafana
3 5 (9.43%) Munin
3 5 (9.43%) Nagios
3 5 (9.43%) Prometheus
3 5 (9.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Lets Encrypt
2 1 (1.89%) Facebook
2 1 (1.89%) Google
2 1 (1.89%) New Relic
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle