Period
to 25 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South West
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Python 457 1,160 1,078
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.68% 12.04% 10.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.68% 20.70% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 433 877 908
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.71% +0.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England 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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,015 5,604 6,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 60.33% 58.18% 60.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,692 4,542 5,180
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +8.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in the South West

Python
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Python in the South West

Python
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in the South West over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Python in the South West

Python
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 October 2020. 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
Bristol +21 140 £47,500 -5.00% 58
Wiltshire +6 110 £51,796 -10.39% 8
Gloucestershire -5 99 £50,000 - 31
Somerset -2 52 £50,000 +16.28% 11
Devon +3 38 £55,000 +15.79% 15
Dorset +9 11 £55,000 +37.50% 11
Cornwall +3 4 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Avon - 1 £60,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for Python.

1 194 (42.45%) Linux
2 164 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (33.92%) Java
4 140 (30.63%) DevOps
5 127 (27.79%) AWS
6 119 (26.04%) C++
7 118 (25.82%) Docker
8 115 (25.16%) JavaScript
9 107 (23.41%) Software Engineering
10 102 (22.32%) Bash Shell
11 95 (20.79%) Security Cleared
12 93 (20.35%) Jenkins
12 93 (20.35%) Ansible
13 84 (18.38%) Kubernetes
14 81 (17.72%) Git (software)
15 78 (17.07%) Test Automation
16 74 (16.19%) SQL
17 69 (15.10%) C
18 68 (14.88%) Terraform
19 66 (14.44%) Node.js
20 63 (13.79%) C#
21 61 (13.35%) Open Source
22 60 (13.13%) DV Cleared
23 58 (12.69%) CentOS
23 58 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
23 58 (12.69%) Scrum
24 56 (12.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 53 (11.60%) PowerShell
25 53 (11.60%) JIRA
25 53 (11.60%) Finance

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 28 (6.13%) Confluence
2 23 (5.03%) Apache
3 15 (3.28%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.53%) JBoss
5 5 (1.09%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.09%) nginx
5 5 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.66%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.22%) Mule
8 1 (0.22%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.66%) Sketch
3 2 (0.44%) OrCAD
3 2 (0.44%) Simulink
3 2 (0.44%) SPSS
3 2 (0.44%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.22%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 127 (27.79%) AWS
2 39 (8.53%) Azure
3 35 (7.66%) Power Platform
4 23 (5.03%) SaaS
5 22 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (4.81%) Serverless
6 19 (4.16%) IaaS
7 18 (3.94%) OpenShift
7 18 (3.94%) Sauce Labs
8 15 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (3.28%) GCP
9 14 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (2.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (2.63%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.63%) PaaS
12 9 (1.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (1.97%) AWS Fargate
12 9 (1.97%) Route 53
12 9 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.60%) DNS
2 20 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.16%) Internet
4 12 (2.63%) HTTP
4 12 (2.63%) VPN
5 10 (2.19%) Firewall
6 8 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.53%) SMTP
8 6 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.09%) Wireless
10 3 (0.66%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.66%) DHCP
10 3 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.66%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.44%) 3G
11 2 (0.44%) 4G
11 2 (0.44%) LTE
11 2 (0.44%) MPLS
11 2 (0.44%) SSL
11 2 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.28%) MySQL
2 35 (7.66%) MongoDB
3 31 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 27 (5.91%) Big Data
4 27 (5.91%) Power BI
5 26 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.38%) SQL Server
7 19 (4.16%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.28%) Tableau
10 12 (2.63%) Data Lake
11 10 (2.19%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.19%) CouchDB
11 10 (2.19%) Redis
12 9 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 93 (20.35%) Jenkins
2 81 (17.72%) Git (software)
3 53 (11.60%) JIRA
4 48 (10.50%) Selenium
5 41 (8.97%) Cucumber
6 22 (4.81%) SoapUI
7 19 (4.16%) eggPlant
8 18 (3.94%) GitLab
8 18 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (2.41%) Appium
11 10 (2.19%) Selendroid
12 9 (1.97%) Bitbucket Server
12 9 (1.97%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.97%) Maven
13 8 (1.75%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.53%) Artifactory
15 6 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.31%) SonarQube
16 4 (0.88%) REST Assured
General
1 53 (11.60%) Finance
2 31 (6.78%) Electronics
3 27 (5.91%) Retail
4 26 (5.69%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.60%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.60%) Marketing
7 8 (1.75%) Games
7 8 (1.75%) Law
8 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.88%) Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 131 (28.67%) Developer
2 76 (16.63%) Software Engineer
3 68 (14.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (9.41%) Python Developer
5 31 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 28 (6.13%) Test Engineer
7 25 (5.47%) Software Developer
8 24 (5.25%) Java Developer
9 23 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (4.81%) Analyst
10 22 (4.81%) Python Engineer
11 21 (4.60%) Architect
11 21 (4.60%) Test Automation Engineer
12 20 (4.38%) Data Scientist
13 18 (3.94%) C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (3.94%) Data Engineer
14 16 (3.50%) Backend Developer
14 16 (3.50%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.44%) Node.js
2 38 (8.32%) Web Services
3 34 (7.44%) React
4 33 (7.22%) SOAP
5 29 (6.35%) HTML
6 28 (6.13%) Apache NiFi
6 28 (6.13%) JSON
7 23 (5.03%) CSS
8 22 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 21 (4.60%) Django
10 20 (4.38%) REST
11 18 (3.94%) Kafka
12 17 (3.72%) RESTful
13 15 (3.28%) Vue.js
14 14 (3.06%) .NET
15 11 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
17 9 (1.97%) Flask
17 9 (1.97%) TensorFlow
18 8 (1.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.78%) Algorithms
2 28 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.94%) Client/Server
4 18 (3.94%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (2.63%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.97%) User Experience
8 7 (1.53%) Blog
8 7 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.31%) Clustering
9 6 (1.31%) Robotics
10 5 (1.09%) NHS
10 5 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 194 (42.45%) Linux
2 58 (12.69%) CentOS
3 56 (12.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.19%) Windows
5 28 (6.13%) Unix
6 16 (3.50%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.19%) Amazon Linux
7 10 (2.19%) Android
7 10 (2.19%) Debian
8 6 (1.31%) CoreOS
8 6 (1.31%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.66%) AIX
10 3 (0.66%) Solaris
10 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (30.63%) DevOps
3 107 (23.41%) Software Engineering
4 78 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 61 (13.35%) Open Source
6 58 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (12.69%) Scrum
7 50 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (9.85%) Machine Learning
9 43 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 41 (8.97%) Technical Leadership
11 40 (8.75%) Configuration Management
12 36 (7.88%) Data Science
13 35 (7.66%) Computer Science
14 34 (7.44%) Analytics
15 33 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (6.78%) SDLC
17 28 (6.13%) OO
18 27 (5.91%) Artificial Intelligence
18 27 (5.91%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 155 (33.92%) Java
2 119 (26.04%) C++
3 115 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 102 (22.32%) Bash Shell
5 74 (16.19%) SQL
6 69 (15.10%) C
7 63 (13.79%) C#
8 53 (11.60%) PowerShell
9 44 (9.63%) Ruby
10 36 (7.88%) PHP
11 33 (7.22%) Go
12 32 (7.00%) TypeScript
13 27 (5.91%) R
14 26 (5.69%) Shell Script
15 17 (3.72%) Perl
16 12 (2.63%) PL/SQL
16 12 (2.63%) Scala
17 8 (1.75%) MATLAB
18 6 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (1.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.13%) DV Cleared
3 49 (10.72%) Degree
4 42 (9.19%) SC Cleared
5 29 (6.35%) ISTQB
6 18 (3.94%) ISEB
6 18 (3.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.75%) PhD
9 6 (1.31%) RHCE
9 6 (1.31%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.66%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.44%) HND
13 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.22%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.13%) QA
2 14 (3.06%) GDPR
3 11 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.31%) NIST
4 6 (1.31%) NIST 800
5 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.66%) SLA
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (25.82%) Docker
2 19 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.06%) Ceph
4 12 (2.63%) Xen
5 9 (1.97%) KVM
6 8 (1.75%) VirtualBox
7 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.31%) Btrfs
8 6 (1.31%) DRBD
8 6 (1.31%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.88%) Firmware
10 3 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.44%) LXC
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.22%) Snort
12 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (20.35%) Ansible
2 84 (18.38%) Kubernetes
3 68 (14.88%) Terraform
4 30 (6.56%) Puppet
5 16 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.06%) Nagios
7 6 (1.31%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (1.31%) Proxmox
7 6 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (1.09%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.88%) Check_MK
9 4 (0.88%) Istio
10 3 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.66%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.44%) Rancher
12 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.22%) Grafana
12 1 (0.22%) Suricata
Vendors
1 53 (11.60%) Red Hat
2 28 (6.13%) VMware
3 21 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.60%) SAP
4 19 (4.16%) Oracle
5 11 (2.41%) Google
6 10 (2.19%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.97%) Teradata
8 7 (1.53%) Informatica
8 7 (1.53%) Splunk
8 7 (1.53%) TOWER Software
9 6 (1.31%) New Relic
10 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.88%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.88%) PagerDuty
12 3 (0.66%) Adobe
12 3 (0.66%) Twitter
13 2 (0.44%) Apple
13 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.44%) NetApp