Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Python 787 679 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.68% 6.55% 4.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.05% 11.39% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 691 587 477
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,900 £27,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 6,029 5,960 6,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 58.82% 57.51% 56.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,075 5,017 5,678
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +4.18% +3.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Python as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python in the South West.

Salary trend for Python in the South West

Python
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the South West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +24 350 £50,000 -13.04% 60
Gloucestershire -8 148 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Wiltshire +41 104 £48,750 +21.88% 15
Somerset +9 69 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Dorset +16 67 £45,000 +20.00% 19
Devon -12 36 £54,297 +44.79% 12
Cornwall -21 7 £20,500 -28.07% 4
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 363 (46.12%) Java
2 311 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (37.61%) Linux
4 227 (28.84%) C++
5 220 (27.95%) Software Engineering
6 218 (27.70%) SQL
7 198 (25.16%) JavaScript
8 180 (22.87%) Ruby
9 168 (21.35%) C#
10 154 (19.57%) Degree
11 145 (18.42%) DevOps
12 137 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
13 135 (17.15%) Windows
14 132 (16.77%) Security Cleared
14 132 (16.77%) Git (software)
15 131 (16.65%) JIRA
15 131 (16.65%) C
16 129 (16.39%) Bash Shell
17 127 (16.14%) Unix
18 121 (15.37%) Analytics
19 120 (15.25%) Computer Science
20 118 (14.99%) TDD
21 113 (14.36%) Machine Learning
22 112 (14.23%) .NET
23 110 (13.98%) Docker
23 110 (13.98%) Test Automation
24 104 (13.21%) Scrum
25 102 (12.96%) Puppet
26 96 (12.20%) Big Data
26 96 (12.20%) Perl

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 73 (9.28%) Apache Spark
2 52 (6.61%) Confluence
3 51 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (5.34%) Apache
5 28 (3.56%) Apache Pig
6 20 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 17 (2.16%) IIS
9 16 (2.03%) DNN
10 15 (1.91%) SAS
11 9 (1.14%) nginx
12 7 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.64%) JBoss
14 2 (0.25%) Drupal
14 2 (0.25%) ThingWorx
14 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.13%) CMS
15 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
15 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 137 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.70%) Amazon Kinesis
4 36 (4.57%) Amazon EMR
5 31 (3.94%) GitHub
5 31 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.91%) SaaS
7 12 (1.52%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.52%) PaaS
8 9 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.14%) Slack
9 8 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.76%) Serverless
11 5 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.64%) G Suite
11 5 (0.64%) Heroku
11 5 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.86%) TCP/IP
2 48 (6.10%) HTTP
3 44 (5.59%) Internet
4 38 (4.83%) DNS
5 32 (4.07%) LAN
6 28 (3.56%) WAN
7 27 (3.43%) Firewall
8 25 (3.18%) DHCP
9 24 (3.05%) BGP
9 24 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
9 24 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (3.05%) EIGRP
9 24 (3.05%) NX-OS
9 24 (3.05%) Wireshark
10 21 (2.67%) Wireless
11 17 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (2.03%) SSL
13 15 (1.91%) Bluetooth
13 15 (1.91%) MQTT
14 14 (1.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (12.20%) Big Data
2 82 (10.42%) MySQL
3 65 (8.26%) Hadoop
4 61 (7.75%) NoSQL
5 58 (7.37%) MongoDB
6 49 (6.23%) SQL Server
7 47 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (5.46%) Relational Database
9 42 (5.34%) Amazon Redshift
10 34 (4.32%) Amazon Athena
10 34 (4.32%) Apache Hive
11 31 (3.94%) BigQuery
12 21 (2.67%) Power BI
12 21 (2.67%) RDBMS
13 20 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (2.16%) Impala
14 17 (2.16%) Neo4j
14 17 (2.16%) Presto
14 17 (2.16%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 132 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 131 (16.65%) JIRA
3 94 (11.94%) Jenkins
4 67 (8.51%) Selenium
5 47 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 43 (5.46%) JUnit
7 35 (4.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 35 (4.45%) Maven
8 29 (3.68%) JMeter
9 27 (3.43%) Ant
9 27 (3.43%) Eclipse
9 27 (3.43%) SoapUI
10 26 (3.30%) HP UFT
11 24 (3.05%) Visual Studio
11 24 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (2.41%) Bitbucket
12 19 (2.41%) Robot Framework
13 18 (2.29%) PHPUnit
14 12 (1.52%) Gatling
14 12 (1.52%) GitLab
General
1 63 (8.01%) Finance
2 40 (5.08%) Electronics
3 35 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.32%) Retail
5 24 (3.05%) Games
6 15 (1.91%) Aerospace
7 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.52%) Marketing
9 10 (1.27%) Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Legal
11 3 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Cantonese Language
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 215 (27.32%) Developer
2 149 (18.93%) Software Engineer
3 83 (10.55%) Software Developer
4 57 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 50 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
6 47 (5.97%) Java Developer
7 44 (5.59%) Python Developer
8 43 (5.46%) Data Scientist
9 37 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 36 (4.57%) Data Engineer
11 33 (4.19%) Graduate
12 32 (4.07%) Embedded Engineer
12 32 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
13 31 (3.94%) Java Engineer
14 30 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
14 30 (3.81%) Tester
15 29 (3.68%) Graduate Developer
15 29 (3.68%) Graduate Software Developer
15 29 (3.68%) Java Software Engineer
16 28 (3.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (14.23%) .NET
2 92 (11.69%) CSS
3 80 (10.17%) HTML
4 65 (8.26%) REST
5 62 (7.88%) AngularJS
5 62 (7.88%) jQuery
6 47 (5.97%) Django
7 45 (5.72%) React
8 38 (4.83%) XML
9 35 (4.45%) HTML5
9 35 (4.45%) Node.js
9 35 (4.45%) Web Services
10 32 (4.07%) SOAP
10 32 (4.07%) TensorFlow
11 30 (3.81%) Pandas
11 30 (3.81%) Spring
12 29 (3.68%) J2EE
13 26 (3.30%) .NET Framework
13 26 (3.30%) Gherkin
13 26 (3.30%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.25%) Computer Science
2 80 (10.17%) Algorithms
3 49 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.23%) User Experience
4 28 (3.56%) Clustering
5 26 (3.30%) Internet of Things
6 25 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.92%) Robotics
8 20 (2.54%) CUDA
9 19 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.03%) Digital Media
11 15 (1.91%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.78%) Fintech
13 13 (1.65%) Wiki
14 11 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.27%) Device Driver
16 9 (1.14%) Cyber Warfare
17 7 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
18 5 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 296 (37.61%) Linux
2 135 (17.15%) Windows
3 127 (16.14%) Unix
4 26 (3.30%) Android
5 25 (3.18%) CentOS
6 21 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.16%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.91%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.52%) FreeRTOS
9 12 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (1.40%) Robot Operating System
11 9 (1.14%) ThreadX
12 7 (0.89%) Debian
13 5 (0.64%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (27.95%) Software Engineering
3 145 (18.42%) DevOps
4 121 (15.37%) Analytics
5 118 (14.99%) TDD
6 113 (14.36%) Machine Learning
7 110 (13.98%) Test Automation
8 104 (13.21%) Scrum
9 96 (12.20%) Data Science
10 95 (12.07%) Open Source
11 85 (10.80%) OO
12 71 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (8.89%) Mathematics
14 68 (8.64%) Cybersecurity
15 66 (8.39%) BDD
16 65 (8.26%) Microservices
17 60 (7.62%) Visualisation
18 56 (7.12%) Waterfall
19 53 (6.73%) ETL
20 52 (6.61%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 363 (46.12%) Java
2 227 (28.84%) C++
3 218 (27.70%) SQL
4 198 (25.16%) JavaScript
5 180 (22.87%) Ruby
6 168 (21.35%) C#
7 131 (16.65%) C
8 129 (16.39%) Bash Shell
9 96 (12.20%) Perl
10 91 (11.56%) Scala
11 72 (9.15%) R
12 71 (9.02%) PowerShell
13 64 (8.13%) PHP
14 32 (4.07%) Groovy
15 30 (3.81%) Shell Script
16 22 (2.80%) VBScript
17 21 (2.67%) Go
17 21 (2.67%) Jython
17 21 (2.67%) Objective-C
18 19 (2.41%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 154 (19.57%) Degree
2 132 (16.77%) Security Cleared
3 80 (10.17%) DV Cleared
4 76 (9.66%) SC Cleared
5 72 (9.15%) PhD
6 52 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.43%) CCNP
8 27 (3.43%) Numerate Degree
9 12 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (1.02%) CCNA
12 7 (0.89%) CISSP
12 7 (0.89%) GIAC
12 7 (0.89%) MCSE
12 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.76%) Linux+ Certification
13 6 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.76%) SANS
13 6 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.68%) QA
2 25 (3.18%) SLA
3 6 (0.76%) GCP
4 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.51%) GPG13
5 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 2 (0.25%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (13.98%) Docker
2 37 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.76%) GlusterFS
3 6 (0.76%) vSphere
4 5 (0.64%) Snort
5 4 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.51%) Firmware
5 4 (0.51%) NFS
5 4 (0.51%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.38%) LXC
6 3 (0.38%) Samba
7 2 (0.25%) Ceph
7 2 (0.25%) Dovecot
7 2 (0.25%) HDFS
7 2 (0.25%) KVM
7 2 (0.25%) Postfix
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 102 (12.96%) Puppet
2 63 (8.01%) Ansible
3 50 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (4.83%) Nagios
5 37 (4.70%) Kubernetes
6 25 (3.18%) Terraform
7 24 (3.05%) Cisco LMS
7 24 (3.05%) Opsview
8 22 (2.80%) CA Service Virtualization
9 16 (2.03%) Salt
10 11 (1.40%) Nessus
11 8 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.76%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.64%) Galera Cluster
14 4 (0.51%) OSSEC
14 4 (0.51%) RSA Archer
14 4 (0.51%) RSA enVision
14 4 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
14 4 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.35%) Google
3 49 (6.23%) Oracle
4 45 (5.72%) VMware
5 40 (5.08%) Atlassian
6 37 (4.70%) Cisco
7 31 (3.94%) HP
7 31 (3.94%) Tableau
8 28 (3.56%) Red Hat
9 26 (3.30%) CA
10 19 (2.41%) NVIDIA
11 18 (2.29%) McAfee
12 17 (2.16%) ArcSight
13 14 (1.78%) SAP
13 14 (1.78%) Sourcefire
14 11 (1.40%) CA Agile Central
15 10 (1.27%) NetScout
15 10 (1.27%) NetWitness
15 10 (1.27%) Palo Alto
16 9 (1.14%) SolarWinds