Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 22 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Python 3,800 7,317 7,771
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.54% 8.89% 8.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.00% 16.82% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,229 5,659 6,258
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,950 £31,370 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £63,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +5.83% +4.35% +4.55%

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 20,002 43,490 54,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.46% 52.83% 55.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,454 35,056 45,491
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 1,130 £52,500 +5.00% 180
North of England +6 865 £52,500 +5.00% 152
South West +2 543 £50,000 - 106
Midlands +23 436 £50,000 - 80
North West +9 429 £52,500 - 83
East of England +2 377 £55,000 - 117
Yorkshire +4 373 £55,000 +10.00% 45
West Midlands +21 302 £50,000 - 57
Scotland +1 296 £50,000 +11.11% 75
East Midlands +18 131 £45,000 - 23
Wales 0 86 £45,000 +7.14% 22
Northern Ireland +7 78 £45,000 - 12
North East +6 63 £47,500 - 24
South Coast -1 1 - -
Channel Islands -4 1 £70,000 -6.67%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 1,195 (31.45%) Java
2 1,176 (30.95%) DevOps
3 1,156 (30.42%) AWS
4 1,144 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1,139 (29.97%) Linux
6 1,029 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 964 (25.37%) Software Engineering
8 914 (24.05%) SQL
9 844 (22.21%) Docker
10 800 (21.05%) Azure
11 727 (19.13%) C#
12 717 (18.87%) C++
13 658 (17.32%) Git (software)
14 642 (16.89%) Bash Shell
15 591 (15.55%) Kubernetes
16 579 (15.24%) Jenkins
17 567 (14.92%) Degree
18 526 (13.84%) Ansible
19 497 (13.08%) Windows
20 459 (12.08%) Node.js
21 448 (11.79%) Terraform
22 414 (10.89%) Analytics
22 414 (10.89%) PowerShell
23 409 (10.76%) Test Automation
23 409 (10.76%) Machine Learning
24 391 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
25 388 (10.21%) C
26 384 (10.11%) Ruby
27 378 (9.95%) HTML
28 372 (9.79%) Big Data

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
1 193 (5.08%) Apache Spark
2 148 (3.89%) Apache
3 114 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
4 101 (2.66%) Confluence
5 79 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 64 (1.68%) SAS
7 52 (1.37%) nginx
8 39 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.79%) JBoss
10 26 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 23 (0.61%) IIS
13 22 (0.58%) Jupyter
13 22 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 21 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
15 18 (0.47%) WordPress
16 13 (0.34%) Luigi
16 13 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 12 (0.32%) CMS
18 11 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 57 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.16%) S-PLUS
3 6 (0.16%) SPSS
4 5 (0.13%) Simulink
5 3 (0.079%) OrCAD
5 3 (0.079%) Sketch
6 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.053%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.053%) Gephi
7 1 (0.026%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.026%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.026%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Magento
2 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.079%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.079%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.053%) assyst
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.026%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.026%) Maximo
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,156 (30.42%) AWS
2 800 (21.05%) Azure
3 330 (8.68%) GCP
4 228 (6.00%) Serverless
5 222 (5.84%) SaaS
6 201 (5.29%) AWS Lambda
7 196 (5.16%) Power Platform
8 126 (3.32%) GitHub
9 115 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
10 105 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 99 (2.61%) PaaS
12 96 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
13 93 (2.45%) Amazon S3
14 82 (2.16%) IaaS
15 58 (1.53%) OpenShift
16 42 (1.11%) Office 365
17 35 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
18 34 (0.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 33 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
20 32 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (3.37%) Firewall
2 97 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 92 (2.42%) HTTP
4 86 (2.26%) DNS
5 80 (2.11%) Internet
6 52 (1.37%) Skype
6 52 (1.37%) VPN
7 51 (1.34%) WAN
8 43 (1.13%) Wireless
9 42 (1.11%) Network Security
10 40 (1.05%) LAN
11 34 (0.89%) DHCP
12 26 (0.68%) SAN
13 22 (0.58%) Ethernet
13 22 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 22 (0.58%) SMTP
13 22 (0.58%) SSL
14 20 (0.53%) Bluetooth
15 18 (0.47%) H.323
15 18 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (9.79%) Big Data
2 281 (7.39%) MySQL
3 277 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 264 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
5 254 (6.68%) SQL Server
6 220 (5.79%) MongoDB
7 179 (4.71%) Hadoop
8 178 (4.68%) Power BI
9 162 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
10 144 (3.79%) Relational Database
11 137 (3.61%) Data Lake
12 95 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 86 (2.26%) Redis
14 76 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
15 75 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
16 74 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 68 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
18 62 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 48 (1.26%) Data Mining
20 46 (1.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 658 (17.32%) Git (software)
2 579 (15.24%) Jenkins
3 229 (6.03%) JIRA
4 184 (4.84%) Selenium
5 101 (2.66%) Subversion
6 96 (2.53%) GitLab
7 95 (2.50%) Cucumber
8 78 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 70 (1.84%) Maven
10 65 (1.71%) TeamCity
11 63 (1.66%) Bitbucket
12 59 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 44 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (1.13%) JUnit
14 43 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
15 38 (1.00%) SoapUI
15 38 (1.00%) Visual Studio
16 36 (0.95%) Gradle
17 35 (0.92%) Eclipse
17 35 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 368 (9.68%) Finance
2 116 (3.05%) Marketing
3 107 (2.82%) Games
4 105 (2.76%) Public Sector
5 98 (2.58%) Law
6 87 (2.29%) Retail
7 84 (2.21%) Electronics
8 65 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 64 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 60 (1.58%) Banking
11 58 (1.53%) Aerospace
12 34 (0.89%) Legal
13 31 (0.82%) Automotive
14 30 (0.79%) Advertising
15 17 (0.45%) Back Office
15 17 (0.45%) Military
16 15 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.32%) Local Government
18 10 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 1,061 (27.92%) Developer
2 606 (15.95%) Software Engineer
3 474 (12.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 320 (8.42%) Python Developer
5 242 (6.37%) Python Engineer
6 236 (6.21%) Software Developer
7 213 (5.61%) Data Engineer
8 178 (4.68%) Analyst
9 171 (4.50%) Senior Developer
10 169 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
11 131 (3.45%) Architect
12 119 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 118 (3.11%) Python Software Engineer
14 117 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
15 116 (3.05%) Test Engineer
16 109 (2.87%) Junior
17 105 (2.76%) Data Scientist
18 97 (2.55%) AWS DevOps
19 96 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 95 (2.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (12.08%) Node.js
2 378 (9.95%) HTML
3 366 (9.63%) .NET
4 296 (7.79%) CSS
5 276 (7.26%) React
6 265 (6.97%) AngularJS
7 241 (6.34%) Web Services
8 210 (5.53%) Django
9 196 (5.16%) REST
10 188 (4.95%) RESTful
11 148 (3.89%) HTML5
12 143 (3.76%) Kafka
13 131 (3.45%) jQuery
14 121 (3.18%) Flask
15 119 (3.13%) Vue.js
16 111 (2.92%) JSON
17 103 (2.71%) Spring
18 90 (2.37%) XML
19 89 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
20 83 (2.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 335 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 121 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 113 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 103 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 101 (2.66%) User Experience
7 73 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 68 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 56 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 47 (1.24%) Cloud Native
12 45 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 36 (0.95%) Life Science
14 32 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 30 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
15 30 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.76%) Blog
16 29 (0.76%) Internet of Things
16 29 (0.76%) Private Cloud
16 29 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,139 (29.97%) Linux
2 497 (13.08%) Windows
3 210 (5.53%) Unix
4 139 (3.66%) CentOS
5 132 (3.47%) Android
6 126 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 107 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 90 (2.37%) Ubuntu
9 87 (2.29%) Windows Server
10 31 (0.82%) Debian
11 25 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.58%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.53%) Solaris
14 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 12 (0.32%) OS/400
17 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
18 10 (0.26%) Mesosphere
19 9 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
20 8 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,176 (30.95%) DevOps
2 1,144 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
3 964 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 414 (10.89%) Analytics
5 409 (10.76%) Machine Learning
5 409 (10.76%) Test Automation
6 391 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
7 371 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 343 (9.03%) Computer Science
9 327 (8.61%) Data Science
10 314 (8.26%) Microservices
11 309 (8.13%) Open Source
12 293 (7.71%) Scrum
13 286 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
14 284 (7.47%) Artificial Intelligence
15 274 (7.21%) Mathematics
16 265 (6.97%) TDD
17 259 (6.82%) Configuration Management
18 256 (6.74%) OO
19 251 (6.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,195 (31.45%) Java
2 1,029 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 914 (24.05%) SQL
4 727 (19.13%) C#
5 717 (18.87%) C++
6 642 (16.89%) Bash Shell
7 414 (10.89%) PowerShell
8 388 (10.21%) C
9 384 (10.11%) Ruby
10 352 (9.26%) Go
11 338 (8.89%) R
12 330 (8.68%) PHP
13 282 (7.42%) Perl
14 214 (5.63%) Scala
15 122 (3.21%) MATLAB
16 110 (2.89%) Shell Script
17 93 (2.45%) TypeScript
18 75 (1.97%) Groovy
19 62 (1.63%) Kotlin
20 61 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 567 (14.92%) Degree
2 264 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 163 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 143 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 132 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 87 (2.29%) PhD
7 50 (1.32%) AWS Certification
8 45 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 41 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
11 37 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (0.76%) ISEB
13 28 (0.74%) RHCE
14 27 (0.71%) MCSE
14 27 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (0.68%) CCNP
16 24 (0.63%) CCNA
17 20 (0.53%) CISSP
18 19 (0.50%) Master's Degree
18 19 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (4.18%) QA
2 55 (1.45%) GDPR
3 45 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 45 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.18%) NIST
4 19 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.34%) NIST 800
6 12 (0.32%) COBIT
6 12 (0.32%) PMO
6 12 (0.32%) SLA
7 11 (0.29%) GAAP
7 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.16%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.13%) AICPA
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.026%) MISRA
13 1 (0.026%) MISRA C
System Software
1 844 (22.21%) Docker
2 161 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 50 (1.32%) Firmware
6 32 (0.84%) KVM
7 20 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.53%) vSphere
8 19 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (0.37%) HDFS
11 13 (0.34%) Xen
12 12 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.32%) Ceph
12 12 (0.32%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.29%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.26%) NFS
15 9 (0.24%) Squid
16 8 (0.21%) vCloud
17 7 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 591 (15.55%) Kubernetes
2 526 (13.84%) Ansible
3 448 (11.79%) Terraform
4 298 (7.84%) Puppet
5 199 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (1.76%) Grafana
7 56 (1.47%) Prometheus
8 39 (1.03%) Packer
9 37 (0.97%) Nagios
10 32 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
11 29 (0.76%) Kibana
12 27 (0.71%) Graphite
13 26 (0.68%) Consul
14 16 (0.42%) Rancher
15 14 (0.37%) logstash
15 14 (0.37%) QRadar
16 13 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
17 12 (0.32%) Salt
17 12 (0.32%) SCCM
18 11 (0.29%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 325 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 216 (5.68%) Google
3 213 (5.61%) VMware
4 187 (4.92%) Oracle
5 145 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 116 (3.05%) Tableau
7 108 (2.84%) Splunk
8 70 (1.84%) Databricks
9 58 (1.53%) Atlassian
10 53 (1.39%) Cisco
11 51 (1.34%) IBM
12 36 (0.95%) Teradata
12 36 (0.95%) Xamarin
13 33 (0.87%) Sparx
14 32 (0.84%) SAP
15 31 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
16 28 (0.74%) HP
16 28 (0.74%) New Relic
17 26 (0.68%) SaltStack
18 25 (0.66%) ServiceNow