Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 35 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Python 1,050 765 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.06% 7.37% 6.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.61% 12.09% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 828 653 653
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +9.45%

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 6,320 6,329 6,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 60.57% 61.00% 55.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,330 5,397 5,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,900 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +20 431 £47,500 -5.00% 84
Gloucestershire +26 288 £47,500 +17.28% 36
Wiltshire +8 121 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Somerset +20 72 £50,000 +17.65% 17
Dorset +2 64 £50,000 +56.25% 24
Devon +20 55 £45,000 +42.80% 21
Cornwall -36 9 £35,000 -36.36% 4
Avon - 2 £50,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 515 (49.05%) Java
2 432 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (37.05%) Linux
4 330 (31.43%) C++
5 329 (31.33%) Software Engineering
6 300 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 270 (25.71%) SQL
8 269 (25.62%) C#
9 239 (22.76%) DevOps
10 222 (21.14%) C
11 221 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 215 (20.48%) Degree
13 200 (19.05%) Windows
14 197 (18.76%) Scrum
15 196 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
16 191 (18.19%) Git (software)
17 175 (16.67%) Docker
18 173 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
19 172 (16.38%) Jenkins
20 167 (15.90%) Ruby
21 152 (14.48%) Finance
22 144 (13.71%) CSS
23 143 (13.62%) HTML
24 141 (13.43%) TDD
25 139 (13.24%) Open Source
26 136 (12.95%) Bash Shell
27 134 (12.76%) DV Cleared
27 134 (12.76%) Perl
28 133 (12.67%) .NET
28 133 (12.67%) OO

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 76 (7.24%) Apache
2 54 (5.14%) Confluence
2 54 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (4.67%) Apache Spark
4 37 (3.52%) nginx
5 30 (2.86%) SAS
6 29 (2.76%) Apache Pig
7 14 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.76%) JBoss
12 6 (0.57%) Drupal
12 6 (0.57%) IIS
12 6 (0.57%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.48%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.19%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.19%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.24%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.48%) SPSS
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.095%) Houdini
5 1 (0.095%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 196 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (2.95%) Amazon Kinesis
5 30 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (2.67%) Amazon S3
7 26 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (2.29%) SaaS
9 20 (1.90%) GitHub
10 14 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (1.14%) Office 365
12 11 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.05%) Serverless
13 10 (0.95%) AWS OpsWorks
13 10 (0.95%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.95%) PaaS
14 6 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 3 (0.29%) Azure Functions
17 2 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.14%) Internet
2 46 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 45 (4.29%) LAN
4 42 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 41 (3.90%) HTTP
5 41 (3.90%) WAN
6 34 (3.24%) BGP
6 34 (3.24%) Network Security
7 33 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
7 33 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (3.14%) EIGRP
7 33 (3.14%) Firewall
7 33 (3.14%) NX-OS
8 30 (2.86%) SSL
9 23 (2.19%) DNS
9 23 (2.19%) SMS
9 23 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.81%) SNMP
11 18 (1.71%) SSH
12 16 (1.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (11.90%) MySQL
2 123 (11.71%) Big Data
3 112 (10.67%) SQL Server
4 85 (8.10%) Hadoop
5 73 (6.95%) NoSQL
6 60 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 44 (4.19%) Apache Hive
9 41 (3.90%) Relational Database
10 39 (3.71%) Power BI
11 35 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (2.86%) RDBMS
13 27 (2.57%) Redis
14 25 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
15 23 (2.19%) Oracle Database
16 22 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (1.90%) Neo4j
18 18 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
19 17 (1.62%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 191 (18.19%) Git (software)
2 172 (16.38%) Jenkins
3 128 (12.19%) JIRA
4 62 (5.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (4.48%) Bitbucket
6 46 (4.38%) Selenium
6 46 (4.38%) TeamCity
7 43 (4.10%) JUnit
8 37 (3.52%) EasyMock
9 33 (3.14%) Subversion
9 33 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 32 (3.05%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.95%) Visual Studio
12 28 (2.67%) PHPUnit
13 25 (2.38%) Eclipse
14 22 (2.10%) Maven
15 15 (1.43%) JMeter
16 13 (1.24%) Mercurial
16 13 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (1.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 152 (14.48%) Finance
2 102 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 91 (8.67%) Electronics
4 83 (7.90%) Manufacturing
5 66 (6.29%) Marketing
6 36 (3.43%) Games
7 32 (3.05%) Retail
8 24 (2.29%) Mandarin Language
9 19 (1.81%) Law
10 17 (1.62%) Aerospace
11 12 (1.14%) Banking
12 11 (1.05%) Cantonese Language
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.29%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 1 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (31.24%) Developer
2 210 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 138 (13.14%) Software Developer
4 90 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 76 (7.24%) Java Developer
6 72 (6.86%) Java Engineer
7 65 (6.19%) Analyst
8 60 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
9 57 (5.43%) Test Engineer
10 51 (4.86%) Graduate
11 46 (4.38%) Python Developer
11 46 (4.38%) Senior Software Engineer
12 45 (4.29%) Data Scientist
13 43 (4.10%) AWS Engineer
14 42 (4.00%) Junior
14 42 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
15 41 (3.90%) PHP Developer
16 40 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
17 39 (3.71%) Junior Developer
18 37 (3.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (13.71%) CSS
2 143 (13.62%) HTML
3 133 (12.67%) .NET
4 113 (10.76%) AngularJS
5 83 (7.90%) jQuery
5 83 (7.90%) Node.js
6 77 (7.33%) REST
7 74 (7.05%) Django
8 70 (6.67%) Spring
9 61 (5.81%) XML
10 54 (5.14%) HTML5
11 52 (4.95%) Java EE
12 50 (4.76%) React
13 45 (4.29%) ASP.NET
14 40 (3.81%) EJB
15 37 (3.52%) Laravel
16 34 (3.24%) J2EE
17 33 (3.14%) CSS3
18 30 (2.86%) JSF
18 30 (2.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.29%) Computer Science
2 82 (7.81%) Algorithms
3 79 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (3.62%) User Experience
6 31 (2.95%) Wiki
7 29 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 28 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
8 28 (2.67%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.10%) ASIC
10 20 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.71%) SystemC
11 18 (1.71%) Verilog
12 17 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 12 (1.14%) Clustering
15 12 (1.14%) Device Driver
15 12 (1.14%) Fintech
16 11 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 389 (37.05%) Linux
2 200 (19.05%) Windows
3 112 (10.67%) Unix
4 64 (6.10%) CentOS
4 64 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (4.76%) Android
6 38 (3.62%) Apple iOS
7 28 (2.67%) Windows Server
8 26 (2.48%) Ubuntu
9 23 (2.19%) Mac OS X
10 14 (1.33%) Debian
10 14 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.05%) Solaris
13 8 (0.76%) FreeRTOS
13 8 (0.76%) ThreadX
14 7 (0.67%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (31.33%) Software Engineering
3 239 (22.76%) DevOps
4 197 (18.76%) Scrum
5 173 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (13.43%) TDD
7 139 (13.24%) Open Source
8 133 (12.67%) OO
9 128 (12.19%) Test Automation
10 115 (10.95%) Machine Learning
11 111 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
12 102 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
13 100 (9.52%) Analytics
14 99 (9.43%) Data Science
15 89 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
16 83 (7.90%) Artificial Intelligence
16 83 (7.90%) Unit Testing
17 80 (7.62%) BDD
18 75 (7.14%) Mathematics
19 63 (6.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 515 (49.05%) Java
2 330 (31.43%) C++
3 300 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 270 (25.71%) SQL
5 269 (25.62%) C#
6 222 (21.14%) C
7 167 (15.90%) Ruby
8 136 (12.95%) Bash Shell
9 134 (12.76%) Perl
10 113 (10.76%) PHP
11 102 (9.71%) PowerShell
12 68 (6.48%) R
13 47 (4.48%) Shell Script
14 43 (4.10%) Objective-C
15 30 (2.86%) Go
16 27 (2.57%) Scala
17 25 (2.38%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.81%) Assembly Language
19 18 (1.71%) Embedded C
20 16 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 215 (20.48%) Degree
3 134 (12.76%) DV Cleared
4 114 (10.86%) SC Cleared
5 89 (8.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 60 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (4.10%) CCNP
8 23 (2.19%) PhD
9 22 (2.10%) CCNA
10 20 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.71%) MCSE
12 12 (1.14%) CISSP
12 12 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (1.14%) GIAC
12 12 (1.14%) Linux+ Certification
12 12 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (1.14%) SANS
12 12 (1.14%) SSCP
13 8 (0.76%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.29%) QA
2 33 (3.14%) SLA
3 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.38%) GCP
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.095%) GDPR
8 1 (0.095%) MISRA
System Software
1 175 (16.67%) Docker
2 78 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.43%) Firmware
4 28 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.10%) Active Directory
6 21 (2.00%) vSphere
7 14 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.14%) KVM
9 11 (1.05%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.57%) Ceph
10 6 (0.57%) Dovecot
10 6 (0.57%) Postfix
11 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.38%) Xen
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.19%) NFS
14 2 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 108 (10.29%) Puppet
2 61 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (4.95%) Ansible
4 48 (4.57%) Kubernetes
5 38 (3.62%) Nagios
6 33 (3.14%) Cisco LMS
6 33 (3.14%) Opsview
7 15 (1.43%) Salt
8 14 (1.33%) Terraform
9 8 (0.76%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.57%) Galera Cluster
10 6 (0.57%) SCCM
11 5 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.48%) Mesos
12 4 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.38%) Nessus
12 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.29%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 122 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 96 (9.14%) VMware
3 82 (7.81%) Oracle
4 68 (6.48%) Red Hat
5 60 (5.71%) Cisco
5 60 (5.71%) SAP
6 50 (4.76%) Google
7 45 (4.29%) Atlassian
8 36 (3.43%) Tableau
9 20 (1.90%) CA
10 15 (1.43%) Capita
11 14 (1.33%) Cadence
11 14 (1.33%) Synopsys
12 11 (1.05%) EMC
13 9 (0.86%) HP
13 9 (0.86%) Juniper
14 6 (0.57%) Apple
14 6 (0.57%) Citrix
14 6 (0.57%) Mitel
14 6 (0.57%) Splunk