Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South East
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Python 1,785 868 2,141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.14% 10.96% 8.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.83% 18.84% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 753 1,774
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 9,482 4,608 13,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 53.85% 58.20% 53.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,923 4,017 11,810
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,875 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Hampshire -5 634 £51,500 +3.00% 49
Thames Valley -15 583 £55,000 - 135
Berkshire -15 300 £60,000 +9.09% 59
Surrey -6 213 £55,000 -10.20% 36
Oxfordshire -6 193 £50,000 -9.09% 44
East Sussex +3 161 £60,000 -4.00% 12
Buckinghamshire -14 93 £55,000 +10.00% 32
West Sussex +14 83 £50,000 -16.67% 12
Kent +4 60 £40,000 -51.52% 13
Sussex - 6 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 5 £45,000 -
Home Counties -8 2 £70,000 -12.50%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 761 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (38.04%) Linux
3 678 (37.98%) DevOps
4 674 (37.76%) AWS
5 607 (34.01%) Java
6 593 (33.22%) Software Engineering
7 579 (32.44%) Degree
8 483 (27.06%) Azure
9 477 (26.72%) SQL
10 474 (26.55%) Computer Science
11 430 (24.09%) JavaScript
12 427 (23.92%) Docker
13 422 (23.64%) Git (software)
14 399 (22.35%) Ansible
15 390 (21.85%) Finance
16 323 (18.10%) Full Stack Development
17 320 (17.93%) Jenkins
18 311 (17.42%) Kubernetes
19 301 (16.86%) AngularJS
19 301 (16.86%) React
20 295 (16.53%) Social Skills
21 289 (16.19%) Scrum
22 286 (16.02%) Node.js
23 284 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
24 277 (15.52%) Analytics
25 276 (15.46%) Bash Shell
26 273 (15.29%) C#
27 269 (15.07%) Microservices
28 263 (14.73%) Test Automation
29 261 (14.62%) Problem-Solving

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
1 182 (10.20%) Apache Spark
2 171 (9.58%) Apache
3 164 (9.19%) GemFire
4 80 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (2.80%) Confluence
6 34 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 29 (1.62%) OpenStack
8 22 (1.23%) nginx
9 20 (1.12%) CMS
10 19 (1.06%) IIS
11 18 (1.01%) Jupyter
12 14 (0.78%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.56%) SAS
13 10 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.39%) JBoss
15 6 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
16 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.28%) Tornado
Applications
1 42 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 7 (0.39%) Campfire
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.22%) GNU Octave
4 4 (0.22%) Simulink
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Figma
6 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.056%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.056%) Sketch
7 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.056%) SPSS
7 1 (0.056%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.84%) Sentinel
2 10 (0.56%) Magento
3 7 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 674 (37.76%) AWS
2 483 (27.06%) Azure
3 254 (14.23%) GitHub
4 174 (9.75%) GCP
5 125 (7.00%) Serverless
6 110 (6.16%) Power Platform
7 103 (5.77%) Amazon Kinesis
8 101 (5.66%) SaaS
9 97 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 96 (5.38%) PaaS
11 73 (4.09%) Amazon S3
12 64 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
12 64 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
13 56 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 50 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
15 49 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
16 41 (2.30%) IaaS
17 38 (2.13%) npm
18 33 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
19 32 (1.79%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.70%) HTTP
2 45 (2.52%) DNS
3 41 (2.30%) Firewall
4 34 (1.90%) Calico
5 28 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.06%) Network Security
6 19 (1.06%) VPN
7 17 (0.95%) Internet
7 17 (0.95%) SSH
8 11 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 10 (0.56%) 4G
9 10 (0.56%) FTP
10 9 (0.50%) WAN
11 8 (0.45%) BGP
11 8 (0.45%) Broadband
11 8 (0.45%) LAN
11 8 (0.45%) OSPF
11 8 (0.45%) SAN
11 8 (0.45%) SSL
11 8 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
2 227 (12.72%) NoSQL
3 218 (12.21%) Big Data
4 203 (11.37%) Relational Database
5 174 (9.75%) MySQL
6 158 (8.85%) Redis
7 144 (8.07%) MariaDB
8 139 (7.79%) HBase
9 117 (6.55%) SQL Server
10 108 (6.05%) Power BI
11 103 (5.77%) Data Lake
12 97 (5.43%) MongoDB
13 69 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
14 65 (3.64%) Tableau
15 47 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 45 (2.52%) Hadoop
17 39 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
18 36 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 27 (1.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 422 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 320 (17.93%) Jenkins
3 187 (10.48%) Protractor
4 184 (10.31%) Cucumber
5 174 (9.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 166 (9.30%) Cypress.io
7 164 (9.19%) Gradle
8 160 (8.96%) Storybook
9 144 (8.07%) JUnit
10 140 (7.84%) JIRA
11 137 (7.68%) Eclipse
11 137 (7.68%) IntelliJ
12 131 (7.34%) Mockito
13 100 (5.60%) GitLab
14 81 (4.54%) Artifactory
15 80 (4.48%) SonarQube
16 79 (4.43%) Selenium
17 67 (3.75%) Bitbucket
18 34 (1.90%) gulp
19 33 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 390 (21.85%) Finance
2 295 (16.53%) Social Skills
3 257 (14.40%) Law
4 254 (14.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 242 (13.56%) Banking
6 158 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 54 (3.03%) Marketing
9 36 (2.02%) Electronics
9 36 (2.02%) Retail
10 31 (1.74%) Public Sector
11 30 (1.68%) Wearables
12 28 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
13 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (1.01%) Automotive
16 15 (0.84%) Games
16 15 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 500 (28.01%) Developer
2 306 (17.14%) Software Engineer
3 224 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 158 (8.85%) Python Developer
5 130 (7.28%) Data Engineer
6 128 (7.17%) Software Developer
7 99 (5.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 91 (5.10%) Python Engineer
9 88 (4.93%) Analyst
10 82 (4.59%) Senior Developer
11 75 (4.20%) Principal Engineer
12 74 (4.15%) Lead Developer
13 72 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
14 67 (3.75%) Senior Software Engineer
15 63 (3.53%) Architect
16 60 (3.36%) Lead Software Engineer
17 59 (3.31%) Principal Software Engineer
18 58 (3.25%) Security Engineer
19 56 (3.14%) Python Software Engineer
20 54 (3.03%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (16.86%) AngularJS
1 301 (16.86%) React
2 286 (16.02%) Node.js
3 254 (14.23%) CSS
4 237 (13.28%) Kafka
5 206 (11.54%) Spring
6 201 (11.26%) RESTful
7 182 (10.20%) JSON
8 169 (9.47%) Django
9 165 (9.24%) WireMock
10 163 (9.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 160 (8.96%) Express
11 160 (8.96%) Redux
12 153 (8.57%) LAMP
12 153 (8.57%) Tailwind CSS
13 150 (8.40%) Play Framework
14 139 (7.79%) RabbitMQ
15 133 (7.45%) LAPP Stack
16 131 (7.34%) Spark Streaming
17 129 (7.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 180 (10.08%) User Experience
2 160 (8.96%) Linux Command Line
3 146 (8.18%) Algorithms
4 142 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (4.65%) Cloud Native
6 59 (3.31%) Data Structures
7 52 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 41 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
10 33 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.57%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.46%) Life Science
12 26 (1.46%) Photography
13 19 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.90%) Clustering
15 16 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
16 15 (0.84%) Social Media
17 14 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 679 (38.04%) Linux
2 202 (11.32%) Unix
3 160 (8.96%) Windows
4 76 (4.26%) CentOS
5 64 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 41 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 38 (2.13%) Android
8 30 (1.68%) Mac OS
9 29 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.46%) Debian
11 15 (0.84%) VMS
11 15 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
16 4 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 761 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (37.98%) DevOps
3 593 (33.22%) Software Engineering
4 474 (26.55%) Computer Science
5 323 (18.10%) Full Stack Development
6 289 (16.19%) Scrum
7 277 (15.52%) Analytics
8 269 (15.07%) Microservices
9 263 (14.73%) Test Automation
10 261 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
11 234 (13.11%) TDD
12 226 (12.66%) Digital Banking
13 205 (11.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 191 (10.70%) Open Source
15 190 (10.64%) Machine Learning
16 180 (10.08%) Data Science
17 172 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
18 167 (9.36%) BDD
19 160 (8.96%) OO
20 154 (8.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 607 (34.01%) Java
2 477 (26.72%) SQL
3 430 (24.09%) JavaScript
4 276 (15.46%) Bash Shell
5 273 (15.29%) C#
6 239 (13.39%) C++
7 206 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 171 (9.58%) Go
9 167 (9.36%) Groovy
10 150 (8.40%) PHP
11 143 (8.01%) PowerShell
12 133 (7.45%) C
13 128 (7.17%) Perl
14 115 (6.44%) Ruby
15 94 (5.27%) R
16 51 (2.86%) T-SQL
16 51 (2.86%) TypeScript
17 50 (2.80%) Scala
18 23 (1.29%) MATLAB
19 22 (1.23%) Rust
Qualifications
1 579 (32.44%) Degree
2 164 (9.19%) OCP
2 164 (9.19%) Oracle Certification
3 142 (7.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 87 (4.87%) Security Cleared
5 53 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.35%) PhD
7 33 (1.85%) AWS Certification
8 26 (1.46%) Master's Degree
9 20 (1.12%) HND
9 20 (1.12%) SANS
10 18 (1.01%) GCIH
11 17 (0.95%) GCFA
11 17 (0.95%) GCIA
11 17 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (0.84%) GCFE
13 14 (0.78%) CISSP
14 13 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.15%) QA
2 55 (3.08%) SLA
3 33 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.67%) GDPR
6 9 (0.50%) Accessibility
6 9 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.45%) WCAG
8 7 (0.39%) PMO
9 6 (0.34%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.28%) GLP
10 5 (0.28%) GMP
10 5 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
10 5 (0.28%) NIST
11 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.17%) GRC
12 3 (0.17%) NCSC
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
14 1 (0.056%) HL7
14 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 427 (23.92%) Docker
2 132 (7.39%) HDFS
3 129 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (1.85%) Firmware
6 23 (1.29%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.56%) vSphere
8 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.17%) iptables
10 3 (0.17%) LXC
10 3 (0.17%) NFS
10 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.11%) KVM
11 2 (0.11%) Postfix
11 2 (0.11%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.11%) SRDF
12 1 (0.056%) pfSense
12 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 399 (22.35%) Ansible
2 311 (17.42%) Kubernetes
3 202 (11.32%) Terraform
4 175 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (6.89%) Puppet
6 63 (3.53%) Grafana
7 53 (2.97%) Kibana
8 24 (1.34%) Apache Brooklyn
9 17 (0.95%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.78%) Packer
11 9 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.39%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.28%) Consul
14 5 (0.28%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.28%) vRealize
15 4 (0.22%) Graphite
15 4 (0.22%) logstash
15 4 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 191 (10.70%) VMware
2 153 (8.57%) Okta
3 124 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 93 (5.21%) Oracle
5 84 (4.71%) Google
6 72 (4.03%) Databricks
7 39 (2.18%) Red Hat
8 38 (2.13%) IBM
9 24 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.29%) Cisco
10 23 (1.29%) PayPal
10 23 (1.29%) SAP
11 17 (0.95%) Palantir
12 14 (0.78%) Dynatrace
12 14 (0.78%) Splunk
13 12 (0.67%) ANSYS
13 12 (0.67%) Citrix
14 11 (0.62%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.62%) YouTube
15 10 (0.56%) CheckPoint