Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +21
Permanent jobs citing Python 6,825 7,322 6,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.77% 7.99% 6.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.65% 14.68% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,149 5,791 5,764
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 40,986 49,892 56,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.69% 54.47% 56.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33,539 41,514 47,681
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the UK excluding London

Python
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Python in the UK excluding London

Python
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Python in the UK excluding London

Python
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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
South East +3 2,135 £52,500 +5.00% 393
North of England +9 1,380 £52,500 +5.00% 316
South West +4 1,160 £50,000 - 235
East of England +2 749 £52,500 - 322
North West +2 688 £55,000 +10.00% 158
Yorkshire +15 617 £50,000 +11.11% 117
Scotland +2 599 £45,000 -10.00% 122
Midlands +13 558 £50,000 +5.26% 131
West Midlands +3 368 £50,000 +5.26% 94
East Midlands +13 183 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Wales +13 175 £42,500 -12.37% 36
Northern Ireland +3 82 £41,250 -8.33% 18
North East +7 76 £45,000 - 41
South Coast - 5 £60,000 -
Channel Islands +9 1 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Python.

1 2,477 (36.29%) Linux
2 2,313 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 2,215 (32.45%) Java
4 1,820 (26.67%) AWS
5 1,779 (26.07%) DevOps
6 1,709 (25.04%) Software Engineering
7 1,600 (23.44%) SQL
8 1,578 (23.12%) JavaScript
9 1,417 (20.76%) C++
10 1,253 (18.36%) C#
11 1,247 (18.27%) Bash Shell
12 1,216 (17.82%) Docker
13 1,212 (17.76%) Degree
14 1,166 (17.08%) Git (software)
15 1,145 (16.78%) Azure
16 952 (13.95%) Test Automation
17 928 (13.60%) C
18 918 (13.45%) Ansible
19 909 (13.32%) Windows
20 883 (12.94%) Jenkins
21 851 (12.47%) Finance
22 821 (12.03%) Computer Science
23 818 (11.99%) Ruby
24 784 (11.49%) Kubernetes
25 768 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
26 733 (10.74%) Perl
27 721 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
28 709 (10.39%) Analytics
29 705 (10.33%) Data Science
30 683 (10.01%) Scrum

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 380 (5.57%) Apache Spark
2 237 (3.47%) Apache
3 203 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 181 (2.65%) Confluence
5 133 (1.95%) SAS
6 114 (1.67%) nginx
7 107 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 97 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 78 (1.14%) JBoss
10 59 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 49 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 46 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 45 (0.66%) IIS
14 42 (0.62%) CMS
15 38 (0.56%) ArcGIS
16 32 (0.47%) WordPress
17 30 (0.44%) Tornado
18 29 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
19 25 (0.37%) Jupyter
20 22 (0.32%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 85 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.40%) Simulink
4 25 (0.37%) SPSS
5 19 (0.28%) Adobe XD
6 16 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.12%) Stata
9 7 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 7 (0.10%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.073%) Pipeline Pilot
11 4 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.059%) InVision
11 4 (0.059%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.044%) InDesign
12 3 (0.044%) Maya
13 2 (0.029%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.029%) LightWave 3D
Business Applications
1 21 (0.31%) SAP ERP
2 19 (0.28%) Teamcenter
3 6 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.073%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.059%) Magento
5 4 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.029%) HFM
6 2 (0.029%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.029%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.029%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.029%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.015%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.015%) Maximo
7 1 (0.015%) Odoo
7 1 (0.015%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.015%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 1,820 (26.67%) AWS
2 1,145 (16.78%) Azure
3 614 (9.00%) GCP
4 256 (3.75%) Serverless
5 246 (3.60%) SaaS
6 217 (3.18%) Power Platform
7 187 (2.74%) GitHub
8 181 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 172 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
10 131 (1.92%) Amazon S3
11 124 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
12 116 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
13 113 (1.66%) IaaS
14 100 (1.47%) PaaS
15 80 (1.17%) Office 365
16 49 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
17 45 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 43 (0.63%) Azure Stack
18 43 (0.63%) OpenShift
19 40 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 392 (5.74%) DNS
2 353 (5.17%) Firewall
3 308 (4.51%) TCP/IP
4 250 (3.66%) VPN
5 214 (3.14%) WAN
6 208 (3.05%) Network Security
7 202 (2.96%) BGP
8 200 (2.93%) SMTP
9 190 (2.78%) OSPF
10 185 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
11 182 (2.67%) MPLS
11 182 (2.67%) NetScaler
12 169 (2.48%) Broadband
13 168 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 168 (2.46%) IPsec
14 159 (2.33%) Internet
15 158 (2.32%) HTTP
16 149 (2.18%) ADSL
16 149 (2.18%) RIP
17 106 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (9.30%) Big Data
2 557 (8.16%) MySQL
3 472 (6.92%) SQL Server
4 423 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
5 379 (5.55%) Hadoop
6 355 (5.20%) MongoDB
7 346 (5.07%) NoSQL
8 273 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 262 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
10 217 (3.18%) Power BI
11 159 (2.33%) Apache Hive
12 130 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 104 (1.52%) Data Lake
14 102 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 100 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 96 (1.41%) Redis
17 94 (1.38%) GIS
18 85 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
19 80 (1.17%) Impala
19 80 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,166 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 883 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 495 (7.25%) JIRA
4 389 (5.70%) Selenium
5 197 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 187 (2.74%) Bitbucket
7 157 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 152 (2.23%) Subversion
9 135 (1.98%) Maven
10 128 (1.88%) WebDriver
11 118 (1.73%) Visual Studio
12 110 (1.61%) GitLab
13 100 (1.47%) JUnit
14 98 (1.44%) TeamCity
15 75 (1.10%) Eclipse
15 75 (1.10%) webpack
16 72 (1.05%) JMeter
16 72 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 70 (1.03%) git-flow
18 67 (0.98%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 851 (12.47%) Finance
2 333 (4.88%) Electronics
2 333 (4.88%) Marketing
3 321 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 319 (4.67%) Retail
5 284 (4.16%) Public Sector
6 254 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 157 (2.30%) Banking
8 138 (2.02%) Automotive
8 138 (2.02%) Games
9 100 (1.47%) Aerospace
10 65 (0.95%) Law
11 62 (0.91%) Military
12 56 (0.82%) Advertising
13 45 (0.66%) Legal
14 32 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.31%) Publishing
17 9 (0.13%) Back Office
18 8 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,856 (27.19%) Developer
2 963 (14.11%) Software Engineer
3 759 (11.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 496 (7.27%) Python Developer
5 407 (5.96%) Software Developer
6 365 (5.35%) Analyst
7 349 (5.11%) Senior Developer
8 326 (4.78%) Data Engineer
9 277 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 259 (3.79%) Data Scientist
11 226 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
12 222 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 222 (3.25%) Python Engineer
13 221 (3.24%) Consultant
14 217 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
15 212 (3.11%) Linux Engineer
16 207 (3.03%) Junior
17 201 (2.95%) Network Engineer
18 198 (2.90%) Security Engineer
18 198 (2.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 596 (8.73%) Node.js
2 594 (8.70%) .NET
3 577 (8.45%) AngularJS
4 565 (8.28%) HTML
5 537 (7.87%) CSS
6 483 (7.08%) Web Services
7 405 (5.93%) React
8 356 (5.22%) Django
9 332 (4.86%) REST
10 291 (4.26%) RESTful
11 251 (3.68%) Spring
12 229 (3.36%) XML
13 223 (3.27%) Kafka
14 211 (3.09%) JSON
15 166 (2.43%) HTML5
16 158 (2.32%) jQuery
17 140 (2.05%) Flask
18 134 (1.96%) ASP.NET
19 132 (1.93%) Vue.js
20 131 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 615 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (6.53%) Algorithms
3 284 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 224 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 217 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
6 215 (3.15%) User Experience
7 189 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 156 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
9 134 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 121 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 117 (1.71%) Data Structures
12 116 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
13 105 (1.54%) Robotics
14 100 (1.47%) Data Centre
15 97 (1.42%) Private Cloud
16 93 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
17 78 (1.14%) Cloud Native
18 60 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
19 56 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
20 54 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,477 (36.29%) Linux
2 909 (13.32%) Windows
3 654 (9.58%) Unix
4 252 (3.69%) CentOS
5 196 (2.87%) Android
6 189 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 168 (2.46%) Windows Server
8 157 (2.30%) Ubuntu
9 115 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 89 (1.30%) Debian
11 66 (0.97%) Mac OS
12 45 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 43 (0.63%) Solaris
14 38 (0.56%) OS/400
14 38 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 32 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 25 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
18 24 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (0.34%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,313 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,779 (26.07%) DevOps
3 1,709 (25.04%) Software Engineering
4 952 (13.95%) Test Automation
5 821 (12.03%) Computer Science
6 768 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
7 721 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
8 709 (10.39%) Analytics
9 705 (10.33%) Data Science
10 683 (10.01%) Scrum
11 668 (9.79%) Machine Learning
12 547 (8.01%) Mathematics
13 542 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
14 507 (7.43%) Artificial Intelligence
15 488 (7.15%) Open Source
16 485 (7.11%) TDD
17 483 (7.08%) Configuration Management
18 440 (6.45%) Microservices
19 421 (6.17%) SDLC
20 400 (5.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,215 (32.45%) Java
2 1,600 (23.44%) SQL
3 1,578 (23.12%) JavaScript
4 1,417 (20.76%) C++
5 1,253 (18.36%) C#
6 1,247 (18.27%) Bash Shell
7 928 (13.60%) C
8 818 (11.99%) Ruby
9 733 (10.74%) Perl
10 678 (9.93%) PHP
11 610 (8.94%) R
12 602 (8.82%) PowerShell
13 364 (5.33%) Scala
14 350 (5.13%) Go
15 286 (4.19%) Shell Script
16 262 (3.84%) MATLAB
17 169 (2.48%) TypeScript
18 94 (1.38%) Java 8
19 90 (1.32%) Groovy
20 87 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,212 (17.76%) Degree
2 455 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 305 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 263 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 209 (3.06%) CCNA
7 203 (2.97%) CCNP
8 202 (2.96%) SC Cleared
9 154 (2.26%) PhD
10 51 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 48 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
12 46 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 44 (0.64%) Master's Degree
14 43 (0.63%) ISEB
15 42 (0.62%) RHCE
16 38 (0.56%) Postgraduate
17 33 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (0.35%) CISSP
18 24 (0.35%) OSCP
19 22 (0.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (5.16%) QA
2 196 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 173 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 65 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 41 (0.60%) SLA
6 26 (0.38%) GDPR
7 24 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 16 (0.23%) IEC 61131
9 15 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
9 15 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 15 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.21%) IFRS
10 14 (0.21%) IFRS 9
11 12 (0.18%) Basel II
11 12 (0.18%) IEC 61508
11 12 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 11 (0.16%) ISO 26262
13 8 (0.12%) CRD IV
14 7 (0.10%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.088%) JTAG
System Software
1 1,216 (17.82%) Docker
2 242 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 107 (1.57%) Firmware
5 83 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 58 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 53 (0.78%) Apache Flume
8 49 (0.72%) vSphere
9 48 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (0.64%) HDFS
11 39 (0.57%) NFS
12 36 (0.53%) Xen
13 31 (0.45%) KVM
14 26 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.38%) XenApp
15 21 (0.31%) XenDesktop
16 20 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 18 (0.26%) Samba
17 18 (0.26%) VMware NSX
18 16 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 918 (13.45%) Ansible
2 784 (11.49%) Kubernetes
3 667 (9.77%) Puppet
4 585 (8.57%) Terraform
5 507 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
6 267 (3.91%) Nagios
7 174 (2.55%) FortiGate
8 94 (1.38%) Grafana
9 87 (1.27%) Prometheus
10 73 (1.07%) Oozie
11 62 (0.91%) Kibana
12 49 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
12 49 (0.72%) Packer
13 47 (0.69%) ZABBIX
14 46 (0.67%) HAProxy
15 41 (0.60%) Salt
16 40 (0.59%) logstash
17 37 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
18 31 (0.45%) Graphite
18 31 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 562 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 438 (6.42%) Google
3 377 (5.52%) Oracle
4 295 (4.32%) VMware
5 285 (4.18%) Cisco
6 235 (3.44%) Red Hat
7 209 (3.06%) SAP
8 206 (3.02%) Splunk
9 198 (2.90%) Tableau
10 173 (2.53%) Fortinet
11 159 (2.33%) Palo Alto
12 123 (1.80%) Atlassian
13 105 (1.54%) IBM
14 98 (1.44%) Informatica
15 55 (0.81%) Juniper
16 52 (0.76%) Talend
17 49 (0.72%) Teradata
18 45 (0.66%) Cloudera
19 44 (0.64%) SolarWinds
20 41 (0.60%) Micro Focus