Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 16 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Python 616 1,011 1,007
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.32% 11.60% 10.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.97% 19.81% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 556 818 920
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,787
England median annual salary £65,000 £64,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% +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 2,804 5,104 5,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 60.65% 58.58% 58.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,315 4,224 4,735
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,500 £62,500 £66,250
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +13 243 £52,500 +5.00% 65
Gloucestershire -6 128 £52,750 +5.50% 41
Wiltshire +13 89 £46,000 -23.33% 10
Somerset -3 62 £47,500 - 7
Devon -4 49 £48,750 +2.63% 9
Dorset +33 28 £55,000 +37.50% 12
Cornwall +4 6 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Avon - 1 £55,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 256 (41.56%) Linux
2 217 (35.23%) Java
3 216 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (33.28%) DevOps
5 186 (30.19%) AWS
6 170 (27.60%) JavaScript
7 154 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 153 (24.84%) Docker
9 145 (23.54%) C++
10 125 (20.29%) C#
11 120 (19.48%) Bash Shell
12 117 (18.99%) Ansible
13 110 (17.86%) Kubernetes
14 107 (17.37%) Azure
14 107 (17.37%) Security Cleared
14 107 (17.37%) Git (software)
15 105 (17.05%) SQL
16 104 (16.88%) Machine Learning
17 103 (16.72%) Scrum
18 100 (16.23%) Jenkins
19 99 (16.07%) Node.js
20 81 (13.15%) C
21 80 (12.99%) Analytics
22 79 (12.82%) Terraform
23 75 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
24 73 (11.85%) Degree
25 72 (11.69%) React
25 72 (11.69%) Data Science
26 70 (11.36%) Test Automation
27 69 (11.20%) CentOS

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 41 (6.66%) Confluence
2 38 (6.17%) Apache
3 35 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (4.22%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.62%) JBoss
6 9 (1.46%) ArcGIS
7 7 (1.14%) nginx
8 5 (0.81%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.49%) SAS
11 2 (0.32%) Mule
11 2 (0.32%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.16%) FileNet
12 1 (0.16%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.16%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.16%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Simulink
1 10 (1.62%) Stateflow
2 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.32%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.16%) FastStats
2 1 (0.16%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 186 (30.19%) AWS
2 107 (17.37%) Azure
3 56 (9.09%) GCP
4 46 (7.47%) SaaS
5 35 (5.68%) Power Platform
6 34 (5.52%) PaaS
7 26 (4.22%) IaaS
7 26 (4.22%) Serverless
8 24 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (2.11%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.95%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (1.62%) AWS Fargate
12 9 (1.46%) Amazon Cognito
12 9 (1.46%) Sauce Labs
13 8 (1.30%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (1.30%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.03%) Firewall
2 29 (4.71%) DNS
3 21 (3.41%) Internet
4 15 (2.44%) VPN
5 14 (2.27%) OSPF
5 14 (2.27%) VLAN
5 14 (2.27%) Wireless
6 13 (2.11%) IPv4
7 12 (1.95%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.79%) HTTP
9 10 (1.62%) DHCP
10 9 (1.46%) Wireshark
11 8 (1.30%) Bluetooth
11 8 (1.30%) SMTP
12 7 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.97%) ZigBee
14 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.49%) 5G
15 3 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.93%) Big Data
2 51 (8.28%) MySQL
3 50 (8.12%) SQL Server
4 48 (7.79%) MongoDB
5 42 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (5.68%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (5.19%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.71%) Power BI
10 26 (4.22%) Relational Database
11 21 (3.41%) Data Lake
12 16 (2.60%) Redis
13 15 (2.44%) Apache Hive
14 14 (2.27%) GIS
15 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.95%) CouchDB
17 11 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 7 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
18 7 (1.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 107 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 100 (16.23%) Jenkins
3 60 (9.74%) JIRA
4 38 (6.17%) Selenium
5 28 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 17 (2.76%) Eclipse
7 16 (2.60%) GitLab
8 15 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.27%) Appium
9 14 (2.27%) Subversion
10 13 (2.11%) Maven
10 13 (2.11%) Selendroid
11 10 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.46%) eggPlant
12 9 (1.46%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.30%) IDA Disassembler
14 7 (1.14%) Eclipse RCP
15 6 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.65%) CircleCI
General
1 66 (10.71%) Finance
2 65 (10.55%) Public Sector
3 37 (6.01%) Electronics
3 37 (6.01%) Marketing
4 33 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 32 (5.19%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.25%) Games
7 19 (3.08%) Retail
8 18 (2.92%) Legal
9 10 (1.62%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.46%) Law
11 8 (1.30%) Automotive
11 8 (1.30%) Military
12 4 (0.65%) Billing
13 3 (0.49%) Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 192 (31.17%) Developer
2 85 (13.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (12.99%) Software Engineer
4 56 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 49 (7.95%) Python Developer
6 46 (7.47%) Java Developer
7 40 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 37 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
9 34 (5.52%) Analyst
10 30 (4.87%) Data Engineer
11 24 (3.90%) Senior Software Engineer
12 23 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
13 21 (3.41%) Data Scientist
14 20 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
15 19 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
15 19 (3.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.92%) Architect
16 18 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 17 (2.76%) Senior Python Developer
18 16 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.07%) Node.js
2 72 (11.69%) React
3 66 (10.71%) HTML
4 64 (10.39%) AngularJS
5 60 (9.74%) Kafka
6 47 (7.63%) CSS
7 46 (7.47%) Vue.js
7 46 (7.47%) Web Services
8 34 (5.52%) REST
9 33 (5.36%) Django
10 28 (4.55%) .NET
11 27 (4.38%) HTML5
12 26 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (4.06%) Apache NiFi
14 22 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (3.41%) JSON
15 21 (3.41%) SOAP
16 20 (3.25%) RESTful
17 18 (2.92%) Spring
18 17 (2.76%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.17%) Algorithms
2 33 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.11%) Robotics
8 12 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.79%) Cyberattack
10 10 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.46%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.46%) User Experience
12 8 (1.30%) Wiki
13 7 (1.14%) Clustering
14 6 (0.97%) PKI
14 6 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 256 (41.56%) Linux
2 69 (11.20%) CentOS
2 69 (11.20%) Windows
3 50 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (4.71%) Unix
5 27 (4.38%) Ubuntu
6 19 (3.08%) Android
6 19 (3.08%) Debian
7 16 (2.60%) Windows Server
8 13 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.30%) Amazon Linux
11 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.81%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.49%) Fedora
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (33.28%) DevOps
3 154 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 104 (16.88%) Machine Learning
5 103 (16.72%) Scrum
6 80 (12.99%) Analytics
7 75 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
8 72 (11.69%) Data Science
9 70 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 66 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (9.90%) Configuration Management
12 56 (9.09%) Computer Science
13 53 (8.60%) Infrastructure as Code
14 49 (7.95%) Open Source
15 48 (7.79%) SDLC
16 47 (7.63%) Microservices
17 43 (6.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 40 (6.49%) Artificial Intelligence
19 39 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
20 37 (6.01%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 217 (35.23%) Java
2 170 (27.60%) JavaScript
3 145 (23.54%) C++
4 125 (20.29%) C#
5 120 (19.48%) Bash Shell
6 105 (17.05%) SQL
7 81 (13.15%) C
8 61 (9.90%) Go
9 60 (9.74%) PowerShell
10 48 (7.79%) Ruby
11 44 (7.14%) TypeScript
12 35 (5.68%) PHP
13 32 (5.19%) Perl
14 29 (4.71%) Shell Script
15 28 (4.55%) R
16 18 (2.92%) MATLAB
17 13 (2.11%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.95%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.95%) Scala
19 4 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.85%) Degree
3 62 (10.06%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.31%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 18 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (2.92%) PhD
7 9 (1.46%) ISEB
7 9 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (1.46%) RHCE
8 8 (1.30%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.97%) GIAC
10 3 (0.49%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CIW
11 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.32%) OCA
11 2 (0.32%) OCP
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.19%) QA
2 14 (2.27%) GDPR
3 8 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.65%) NIST
4 4 (0.65%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) SLA
6 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 153 (24.84%) Docker
2 47 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.25%) Xen
4 19 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.44%) KVM
6 14 (2.27%) Ceph
7 13 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.79%) VirtualBox
9 8 (1.30%) Active Directory
10 7 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (1.14%) Btrfs
10 7 (1.14%) DRBD
10 7 (1.14%) Samba
11 5 (0.81%) Firmware
12 3 (0.49%) HDFS
13 2 (0.32%) LXC
13 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.16%) Snort
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 117 (18.99%) Ansible
2 110 (17.86%) Kubernetes
3 79 (12.82%) Terraform
4 46 (7.47%) Puppet
5 21 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.60%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.95%) Grafana
7 12 (1.95%) Nagios
8 10 (1.62%) Proxmox
9 7 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (0.97%) Check_MK
11 4 (0.65%) Istio
11 4 (0.65%) Packer
12 3 (0.49%) Graphite
12 3 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.49%) Oozie
12 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 61 (9.90%) Microsoft
1 61 (9.90%) Red Hat
2 57 (9.25%) VMware
3 43 (6.98%) Oracle
4 41 (6.66%) Google
5 32 (5.19%) SAP
6 18 (2.92%) Teradata
7 10 (1.62%) Databricks
7 10 (1.62%) Twitter
8 7 (1.14%) Yahoo!
9 6 (0.97%) Dynatrace
9 6 (0.97%) Informatica
9 6 (0.97%) Splunk
9 6 (0.97%) Talend
10 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.65%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.65%) ESRI
11 4 (0.65%) PagerDuty
11 4 (0.65%) Sybase
11 4 (0.65%) TOWER Software