Period
to 13 April 2021

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

Python
England > South West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 20 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Python 832 789 1,135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.45% 10.52% 11.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.27% 18.60% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 485 649 945
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,450 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £34,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +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 West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,576 4,242 5,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 57.81% 56.58% 58.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,826 3,586 4,845
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 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 13 April 2021.

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 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
Bristol +10 369 £55,000 +17.65% 73
Gloucestershire 0 222 £52,500 +5.00% 41
Wiltshire +23 64 £50,000 -20.00% 14
Somerset -2 62 £46,959 -1.14% 17
Devon +3 44 £40,000 - 15
Dorset +26 37 £55,000 +29.41% 10
Cornwall 0 6 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Python
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Python.

1 380 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (39.42%) Java
3 304 (36.54%) Linux
4 279 (33.53%) Software Engineering
5 276 (33.17%) DevOps
6 257 (30.89%) Docker
7 237 (28.49%) AWS
8 219 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 194 (23.32%) C#
10 191 (22.96%) C++
11 190 (22.84%) Azure
12 186 (22.36%) Machine Learning
13 180 (21.63%) Scrum
14 173 (20.79%) SQL
15 170 (20.43%) Security Cleared
15 170 (20.43%) Kubernetes
16 161 (19.35%) Data Science
17 159 (19.11%) Degree
18 151 (18.15%) Ansible
19 150 (18.03%) Bash Shell
20 149 (17.91%) Analytics
21 129 (15.50%) Git (software)
22 122 (14.66%) Microsoft
23 121 (14.54%) React
24 117 (14.06%) Windows
25 115 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
26 114 (13.70%) Computer Science
27 111 (13.34%) JIRA
28 110 (13.22%) SC Cleared
28 110 (13.22%) Jenkins

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 96 (11.54%) Confluence
2 46 (5.53%) Apache Spark
2 46 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (4.81%) Apache
4 19 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (1.44%) JBoss
6 11 (1.32%) nginx
7 7 (0.84%) SAS
8 6 (0.72%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.60%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.48%) CMS
10 4 (0.48%) GeoServer
10 4 (0.48%) Kentico
10 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.24%) Mule
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (3.97%) Simulink
2 28 (3.37%) Stateflow
3 16 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Gephi
6 2 (0.24%) Zemax
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.12%) FastStats
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 237 (28.49%) AWS
2 190 (22.84%) Azure
3 96 (11.54%) GCP
4 79 (9.50%) SaaS
5 59 (7.09%) PaaS
6 51 (6.13%) Power Platform
7 37 (4.45%) IaaS
8 32 (3.85%) Serverless
9 16 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.44%) AWS Fargate
10 12 (1.44%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.96%) GitHub
14 6 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
14 6 (0.72%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.72%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.21%) Internet
2 59 (7.09%) Firewall
3 46 (5.53%) IPv4
4 37 (4.45%) VLAN
5 35 (4.21%) OSPF
5 35 (4.21%) VPN
6 27 (3.25%) DNS
7 17 (2.04%) HTTP
7 17 (2.04%) Wireshark
8 12 (1.44%) Wireless
9 11 (1.32%) SSL
10 10 (1.20%) DHCP
10 10 (1.20%) SMTP
11 8 (0.96%) PPP
12 7 (0.84%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.48%) MPLS
15 3 (0.36%) SSH
15 3 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.22%) Big Data
2 73 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 61 (7.33%) MongoDB
4 60 (7.21%) Hadoop
5 56 (6.73%) MySQL
6 51 (6.13%) Power BI
7 49 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (5.17%) NoSQL
9 38 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (3.85%) Apache Hive
11 30 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (3.00%) GIS
13 23 (2.76%) Data Lake
13 23 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (1.80%) Data Mining
16 12 (1.44%) Relational Database
17 11 (1.32%) Redis
18 10 (1.20%) Tableau
19 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.34%) JIRA
3 110 (13.22%) Jenkins
4 47 (5.65%) Subversion
5 29 (3.49%) Selenium
6 26 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 17 (2.04%) IDA Disassembler
8 17 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.32%) Maven
11 10 (1.20%) GitLab
12 9 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.84%) Eclipse RCP
14 6 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.60%) Appium
15 5 (0.60%) Gradle
15 5 (0.60%) LabVIEW
15 5 (0.60%) Selendroid
15 5 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 96 (11.54%) Finance
2 76 (9.13%) Public Sector
3 51 (6.13%) Marketing
4 49 (5.89%) Legal
5 42 (5.05%) Electronics
6 38 (4.57%) Telecoms
7 35 (4.21%) Games
8 34 (4.09%) Manufacturing
9 18 (2.16%) Retail
10 11 (1.32%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.08%) Automotive
11 9 (1.08%) Banking
12 8 (0.96%) Military
12 8 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.72%) Law
14 4 (0.48%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Back Office
15 2 (0.24%) Local Government
16 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (27.40%) Developer
2 113 (13.58%) Software Engineer
3 84 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (9.13%) Software Developer
5 58 (6.97%) Senior Developer
5 58 (6.97%) Senior Software Engineer
6 56 (6.73%) Cloud Engineer
7 53 (6.37%) Python Developer
8 48 (5.77%) Java Developer
9 45 (5.41%) Data Engineer
10 42 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.93%) Analyst
12 38 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
13 29 (3.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (2.88%) Data Scientist
15 24 (2.88%) Security Engineer
15 24 (2.88%) Senior DevOps
16 23 (2.76%) Cloud Developer
16 23 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (14.54%) React
2 106 (12.74%) Node.js
3 99 (11.90%) Web Services
4 91 (10.94%) Kafka
5 80 (9.62%) HTML
6 78 (9.38%) AngularJS
7 62 (7.45%) .NET
8 59 (7.09%) CSS
9 54 (6.49%) Vue.js
10 39 (4.69%) HTML5
10 39 (4.69%) REST
11 37 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
12 34 (4.09%) Django
13 31 (3.73%) TensorFlow
14 30 (3.61%) Apache NiFi
14 30 (3.61%) PyTorch
15 22 (2.64%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (2.40%) OpenCV
17 19 (2.28%) ActiveMQ
17 19 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.18%) Algorithms
2 72 (8.65%) Public Cloud
3 56 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 33 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.88%) Robotics
8 23 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 22 (2.64%) Cyberattack
10 20 (2.40%) Management Information System
11 19 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (2.04%) Wiki
14 16 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
14 16 (1.92%) Smartphone
15 13 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (1.20%) Renewable Energy
17 9 (1.08%) CAN bus
17 9 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 304 (36.54%) Linux
2 117 (14.06%) Windows
3 96 (11.54%) CentOS
4 54 (6.49%) Ubuntu
5 46 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (5.53%) Windows Server
6 42 (5.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (3.25%) Android
8 22 (2.64%) Apple iOS
9 20 (2.40%) Unix
10 18 (2.16%) Debian
11 9 (1.08%) Robot Operating System
12 8 (0.96%) Fedora
13 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (33.53%) Software Engineering
3 276 (33.17%) DevOps
4 186 (22.36%) Machine Learning
5 180 (21.63%) Scrum
6 161 (19.35%) Data Science
7 149 (17.91%) Analytics
8 115 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
9 114 (13.70%) Computer Science
10 103 (12.38%) Configuration Management
11 99 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (10.82%) Infrastructure as Code
13 89 (10.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 85 (10.22%) SDLC
15 84 (10.10%) Software Testing
16 83 (9.98%) Cyber Intelligence
17 81 (9.74%) Mentoring
17 81 (9.74%) Microservices
18 75 (9.01%) DevSecOps
19 68 (8.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 328 (39.42%) Java
2 219 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 194 (23.32%) C#
4 191 (22.96%) C++
5 173 (20.79%) SQL
6 150 (18.03%) Bash Shell
7 101 (12.14%) C
8 98 (11.78%) Go
9 90 (10.82%) PowerShell
10 74 (8.89%) Ruby
10 74 (8.89%) TypeScript
11 59 (7.09%) Perl
12 51 (6.13%) R
13 49 (5.89%) MATLAB
14 45 (5.41%) PHP
15 44 (5.29%) Shell Script
16 37 (4.45%) T-SQL
17 23 (2.76%) Scala
18 11 (1.32%) Java 8
19 9 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 170 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 159 (19.11%) Degree
3 110 (13.22%) SC Cleared
4 64 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 41 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (4.69%) PhD
7 35 (4.21%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.56%) GIAC
9 11 (1.32%) CIW
9 11 (1.32%) OCA
9 11 (1.32%) OCP
9 11 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (1.32%) RHCE
10 9 (1.08%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.08%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.72%) CCNA
11 6 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.48%) CISSP
12 4 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.97%) QA
2 15 (1.80%) GDPR
3 8 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.60%) IEC 61131
4 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 257 (30.89%) Docker
2 85 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (3.73%) KVM
5 20 (2.40%) VirtualBox
6 13 (1.56%) Xen
7 12 (1.44%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.08%) Active Directory
9 8 (0.96%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.96%) Samba
10 6 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.60%) Btrfs
11 5 (0.60%) Ceph
11 5 (0.60%) DRBD
12 3 (0.36%) HDFS
12 3 (0.36%) vSphere
13 2 (0.24%) Firmware
13 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 170 (20.43%) Kubernetes
2 151 (18.15%) Ansible
3 101 (12.14%) Puppet
4 93 (11.18%) Terraform
5 35 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.28%) CFEngine
6 19 (2.28%) Demisto
7 17 (2.04%) Grafana
7 17 (2.04%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.32%) Nagios
9 9 (1.08%) Packer
10 7 (0.84%) Graphite
10 7 (0.84%) Kibana
11 6 (0.72%) Check_MK
12 5 (0.60%) Oozie
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
13 4 (0.48%) logstash
13 4 (0.48%) Proxmox
14 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 122 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 108 (12.98%) Oracle
3 92 (11.06%) VMware
4 69 (8.29%) Google
4 69 (8.29%) Red Hat
5 38 (4.57%) SAP
6 35 (4.21%) PagerDuty
7 34 (4.09%) Splunk
8 24 (2.88%) Teradata
9 20 (2.40%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.28%) ArcSight
11 17 (2.04%) Twitter
12 11 (1.32%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.32%) Databricks
13 10 (1.20%) IBM
13 10 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.08%) Informatica
14 9 (1.08%) Talend
15 6 (0.72%) Remedy
15 6 (0.72%) Yahoo!