Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Python 958 1,939 2,253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.78% 8.33% 8.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.75% 15.24% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,027 1,740 1,918
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,823 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.27% +8.04% +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 South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5,718 12,719 15,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 58.36% 54.64% 56.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4,967 10,972 13,158
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,225 £70,000
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 South East

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the South East

Python
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python in the South East.

Salary trend for Python in the South East

Python
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Python in the South East

Python
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley +3 437 £57,500 +4.55% 126
Hampshire +19 301 £50,000 +5.26% 31
Berkshire +2 230 £60,000 +4.35% 62
Oxfordshire +1 159 £55,000 +12.82% 56
Surrey -5 84 £60,000 +9.09% 26
East Sussex +8 77 £62,500 +38.89% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 48 £42,500 -19.05% 8
West Sussex -5 38 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Kent +32 20 £46,875 +4.17% 13
Home Counties +4 4 £71,250 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Python.

1 312 (32.57%) JavaScript
2 295 (30.79%) DevOps
3 249 (25.99%) Linux
4 248 (25.89%) SQL
5 247 (25.78%) AWS
6 221 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
7 218 (22.76%) Azure
8 211 (22.03%) Java
9 197 (20.56%) Docker
10 193 (20.15%) Software Engineering
11 169 (17.64%) Degree
12 162 (16.91%) HTML
13 149 (15.55%) Kubernetes
14 146 (15.24%) C++
15 141 (14.72%) C#
16 140 (14.61%) Computer Science
17 136 (14.20%) CSS
18 134 (13.99%) Test Automation
19 127 (13.26%) GCP
19 127 (13.26%) Django
20 126 (13.15%) Terraform
21 117 (12.21%) PHP
22 116 (12.11%) Google
23 111 (11.59%) Git (software)
24 109 (11.38%) Ansible
25 105 (10.96%) PowerShell
25 105 (10.96%) MySQL
25 105 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
26 93 (9.71%) SaaS
27 91 (9.50%) Machine Learning

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 65 (6.78%) Apache
2 47 (4.91%) Apache Spark
3 45 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.04%) nginx
5 9 (0.94%) Confluence
5 9 (0.94%) SAS
6 8 (0.84%) Drupal
6 8 (0.84%) WordPress
7 7 (0.73%) CMS
8 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.52%) Camunda
9 5 (0.52%) IIS
10 4 (0.42%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.42%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.31%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.31%) Tornado
12 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.63%) Simulink
3 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Magento
2 5 (0.52%) Shopify
3 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Odoo
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 247 (25.78%) AWS
2 218 (22.76%) Azure
3 127 (13.26%) GCP
4 93 (9.71%) SaaS
5 80 (8.35%) Serverless
6 77 (8.04%) Power Platform
7 70 (7.31%) AWS Lambda
8 62 (6.47%) GitHub
9 61 (6.37%) IaaS
10 59 (6.16%) PaaS
11 32 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (3.13%) Stackdriver
13 26 (2.71%) PowerApps
14 25 (2.61%) Azure Functions
15 21 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.98%) Amazon S3
17 18 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
17 18 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
18 16 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 15 (1.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.80%) TCP/IP
2 45 (4.70%) Internet
3 43 (4.49%) DNS
4 30 (3.13%) HTTP
5 19 (1.98%) Network Security
6 18 (1.88%) Firewall
7 14 (1.46%) VoIP
8 12 (1.25%) Wireshark
9 11 (1.15%) Ethernet
9 11 (1.15%) RTP
10 9 (0.94%) BGP
10 9 (0.94%) VPN
11 8 (0.84%) DHCP
11 8 (0.84%) H.323
11 8 (0.84%) Skype
11 8 (0.84%) Software-Defined Radio
12 7 (0.73%) OSPF
12 7 (0.73%) SAN
13 6 (0.63%) Wireless
14 5 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (10.96%) MySQL
1 105 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (8.56%) Relational Database
3 72 (7.52%) SQL Server
4 67 (6.99%) Big Data
5 51 (5.32%) Power BI
6 46 (4.80%) MongoDB
7 29 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 26 (2.71%) Hadoop
10 22 (2.30%) Data Lake
11 21 (2.19%) Redis
11 21 (2.19%) Tableau
12 15 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.25%) BigQuery
15 11 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 111 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 67 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 41 (4.28%) GitLab
4 37 (3.86%) JIRA
5 34 (3.55%) Selenium
6 30 (3.13%) Gradle
7 13 (1.36%) CircleCI
8 12 (1.25%) Burp Suite
8 12 (1.25%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.15%) Fiddler
10 10 (1.04%) Charles Proxy
11 9 (0.94%) Robot Framework
11 9 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.84%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.52%) TestRail
14 4 (0.42%) Gitweb
14 4 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (0.42%) Subversion
14 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.42%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (5.85%) Public Sector
2 48 (5.01%) Finance
3 33 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.13%) Games
5 28 (2.92%) Law
6 23 (2.40%) Marketing
7 18 (1.88%) Electronics
8 16 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.25%) Military
10 8 (0.84%) Banking
10 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.63%) Advertising
11 6 (0.63%) Legal
11 6 (0.63%) Retail
12 5 (0.52%) Back Office
13 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.31%) Police
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Local Government
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 359 (37.47%) Developer
2 135 (14.09%) Python Developer
3 75 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 72 (7.52%) Senior Developer
5 70 (7.31%) Software Engineer
6 52 (5.43%) Python Engineer
7 51 (5.32%) Data Engineer
8 44 (4.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 42 (4.38%) Analyst
10 40 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 38 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 38 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
12 37 (3.86%) Software Developer
13 36 (3.76%) Junior
14 34 (3.55%) Site Engineer
15 33 (3.44%) .NET Developer
15 33 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
16 32 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.82%) Azure Engineer
18 25 (2.61%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (16.91%) HTML
2 136 (14.20%) CSS
3 127 (13.26%) Django
4 88 (9.19%) .NET
5 86 (8.98%) REST
6 79 (8.25%) Node.js
7 55 (5.74%) Flask
7 55 (5.74%) React
8 48 (5.01%) jQuery
9 47 (4.91%) AngularJS
10 44 (4.59%) HTML5
10 44 (4.59%) RESTful
11 41 (4.28%) Web Services
12 40 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
13 37 (3.86%) ASP.NET
14 34 (3.55%) Kafka
15 33 (3.44%) .NET Core
15 33 (3.44%) Spring
16 31 (3.24%) Vue.js
17 30 (3.13%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.86%) Algorithms
3 34 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (2.82%) Cloud Native
4 27 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.30%) User Experience
8 20 (2.09%) Data Centre
8 20 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 11 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.04%) Robotics
12 9 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 249 (25.99%) Linux
2 59 (6.16%) Windows
3 38 (3.97%) Unix
4 31 (3.24%) Android
5 26 (2.71%) CentOS
6 25 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.88%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.52%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.31%) Debian
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.21%) FreeNAS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (30.79%) DevOps
2 221 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (20.15%) Software Engineering
4 140 (14.61%) Computer Science
5 134 (13.99%) Test Automation
6 91 (9.50%) Machine Learning
7 90 (9.39%) Microservices
8 89 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
9 86 (8.98%) Data Science
10 85 (8.87%) TDD
11 79 (8.25%) Analytics
12 69 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
12 69 (7.20%) Web Development
13 68 (7.10%) Data Modelling
14 61 (6.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 60 (6.26%) OO
16 59 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
17 55 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (5.53%) Front End Development
19 52 (5.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 312 (32.57%) JavaScript
2 248 (25.89%) SQL
3 211 (22.03%) Java
4 146 (15.24%) C++
5 141 (14.72%) C#
6 117 (12.21%) PHP
7 105 (10.96%) PowerShell
8 72 (7.52%) Bash Shell
9 62 (6.47%) TypeScript
10 54 (5.64%) C
11 51 (5.32%) Ruby
12 48 (5.01%) Perl
13 47 (4.91%) R
14 46 (4.80%) Go
15 29 (3.03%) Scala
16 19 (1.98%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.88%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.67%) Groovy
19 12 (1.25%) Objective-C
20 10 (1.04%) Rust
Qualifications
1 169 (17.64%) Degree
2 72 (7.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 42 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.76%) PhD
6 16 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.73%) ISEB
9 6 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.42%) GIAC
10 4 (0.42%) HND
10 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.31%) GCFA
11 3 (0.31%) GCFE
11 3 (0.31%) GCIH
11 3 (0.31%) GREM
12 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.21%) CISA
12 2 (0.21%) GSEC
12 2 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.78%) QA
2 23 (2.40%) SLA
3 17 (1.77%) PMO
4 14 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.94%) NIST
6 8 (0.84%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.73%) GDPR
8 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.52%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.21%) DICOM
12 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 197 (20.56%) Docker
2 20 (2.09%) Hyper-V
3 18 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.77%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.94%) KVM
7 6 (0.63%) Firmware
8 5 (0.52%) NFS
9 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.31%) GPFS
10 3 (0.31%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.21%) iptables
11 2 (0.21%) Samba
11 2 (0.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.21%) vSphere
12 1 (0.10%) HDFS
12 1 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 149 (15.55%) Kubernetes
2 126 (13.15%) Terraform
3 109 (11.38%) Ansible
4 42 (4.38%) Puppet
5 35 (3.65%) Grafana
6 24 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.84%) Nmap
8 6 (0.63%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.52%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.52%) Nessus
9 5 (0.52%) Salt
10 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.42%) Packer
11 3 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.31%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 3 (0.31%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.31%) Nagios
11 3 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 116 (12.11%) Google
2 88 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.34%) Splunk
4 30 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 29 (3.03%) Oracle
6 28 (2.92%) VMware
7 25 (2.61%) IBM
8 17 (1.77%) Databricks
9 15 (1.57%) Apple
9 15 (1.57%) Cisco
10 12 (1.25%) Qualys
11 11 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.04%) BroadSoft
12 10 (1.04%) SAP
13 8 (0.84%) F5
13 8 (0.84%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.73%) Zend
15 5 (0.52%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.52%) Xilinx