Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 +20
Permanent jobs citing Python 7,335 7,036 5,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.01% 7.00% 5.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.70% 12.44% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,804 5,813 4,705
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,758 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 49,889 56,568 56,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 54.48% 56.31% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 41,492 47,839 48,354
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
South East +1 2,351 £50,000 - 380
North of England +20 1,448 £50,000 - 266
South West +12 1,065 £50,000 +5.26% 217
East of England +2 1,043 £52,500 +5.00% 354
North West +26 757 £50,500 +1.00% 130
Scotland +8 649 £50,000 +11.11% 93
Yorkshire +9 600 £45,000 -10.00% 89
Midlands +13 596 £47,500 +11.76% 118
West Midlands +38 390 £47,500 +11.76% 65
East Midlands -12 205 £45,000 +5.88% 53
Wales +21 129 £49,750 +17.06% 34
North East +33 90 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Northern Ireland +11 79 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Channel Islands -7 2 £52,500 -19.23%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Python.

1 3,091 (42.14%) Java
2 2,994 (40.82%) Linux
3 2,804 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
4 2,017 (27.50%) SQL
5 1,842 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
6 1,841 (25.10%) DevOps
7 1,824 (24.87%) JavaScript
8 1,768 (24.10%) Software Engineering
9 1,748 (23.83%) C++
10 1,524 (20.78%) C#
11 1,336 (18.21%) Degree
12 1,273 (17.36%) Docker
13 1,262 (17.21%) Bash Shell
14 1,224 (16.69%) Git (software)
15 1,220 (16.63%) Jenkins
16 1,149 (15.66%) Ansible
17 1,143 (15.58%) Test Automation
18 1,132 (15.43%) Ruby
19 1,119 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
20 1,079 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
21 1,011 (13.78%) Finance
22 994 (13.55%) Puppet
23 957 (13.05%) Windows
24 954 (13.01%) C
25 953 (12.99%) HTML
26 937 (12.77%) Computer Science
27 935 (12.75%) Scrum
28 909 (12.39%) Machine Learning
29 905 (12.34%) TDD
30 850 (11.59%) Perl

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
1 479 (6.53%) Apache Spark
2 455 (6.20%) Apache
3 312 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
4 235 (3.20%) Confluence
5 190 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 161 (2.19%) SAS
7 149 (2.03%) nginx
8 138 (1.88%) OpenStack
9 87 (1.19%) JBoss
10 67 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 60 (0.82%) IIS
12 59 (0.80%) CloudStack
13 58 (0.79%) Apache Pig
14 50 (0.68%) MQSeries
15 39 (0.53%) WebSphere
16 35 (0.48%) CMS
17 32 (0.44%) SharePoint
17 32 (0.44%) WordPress
18 26 (0.35%) MS Exchange
19 24 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 89 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.38%) SPSS
4 26 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 12 (0.16%) Simulink
7 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.095%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.068%) HipChat
9 5 (0.068%) Stata
10 4 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.055%) InDesign
10 4 (0.055%) InVision
10 4 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.041%) Maya
12 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.027%) GIMP
12 2 (0.027%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.027%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.14%) Magento
2 10 (0.14%) Odoo
2 10 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.055%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.055%) Relativity
6 3 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.041%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.027%) Documaker
7 2 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.027%) HFM
7 2 (0.027%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.027%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.027%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.027%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.014%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,842 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1,079 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 367 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 229 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
5 210 (2.86%) SaaS
6 209 (2.85%) GitHub
7 202 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
8 195 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 145 (1.98%) Amazon S3
10 140 (1.91%) Serverless
11 111 (1.51%) PaaS
12 103 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
13 91 (1.24%) IaaS
14 80 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 78 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
16 73 (1.00%) OpenShift
17 64 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
18 62 (0.85%) Office 365
19 52 (0.71%) Google Analytics
20 42 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 347 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 258 (3.52%) Firewall
3 232 (3.16%) DNS
4 198 (2.70%) HTTP
5 192 (2.62%) Internet
6 131 (1.79%) WAN
7 126 (1.72%) DHCP
8 124 (1.69%) LAN
9 113 (1.54%) Wireless
10 105 (1.43%) VPN
11 100 (1.36%) BGP
12 97 (1.32%) Network Security
12 97 (1.32%) SSL
13 81 (1.10%) Wireshark
14 66 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
15 60 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
16 58 (0.79%) SNMP
17 53 (0.72%) VoIP
18 52 (0.71%) Broadband
19 51 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 825 (11.25%) MySQL
2 822 (11.21%) NoSQL
3 762 (10.39%) Big Data
4 607 (8.28%) Hadoop
5 590 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
6 504 (6.87%) SQL Server
7 496 (6.76%) MongoDB
8 438 (5.97%) Relational Database
9 298 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 262 (3.57%) Apache Hive
11 175 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 170 (2.32%) Power BI
13 165 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
14 155 (2.11%) Redis
15 116 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
16 113 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
17 110 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 86 (1.17%) Data Mining
19 79 (1.08%) Neo4j
20 74 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,224 (16.69%) Git (software)
2 1,220 (16.63%) Jenkins
3 573 (7.81%) JIRA
4 449 (6.12%) Selenium
5 316 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 282 (3.84%) Maven
7 272 (3.71%) Subversion
8 229 (3.12%) Cucumber
9 219 (2.99%) TeamCity
10 199 (2.71%) Bitbucket
11 189 (2.58%) Visual Studio
12 170 (2.32%) JUnit
13 161 (2.19%) GitLab
14 149 (2.03%) Vagrant
15 116 (1.58%) WebDriver
16 92 (1.25%) Mercurial
17 86 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
18 85 (1.16%) SpecFlow
19 76 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
20 74 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 1,011 (13.78%) Finance
2 351 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 338 (4.61%) Retail
4 274 (3.74%) Marketing
5 246 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 244 (3.33%) Electronics
7 204 (2.78%) Games
8 122 (1.66%) Banking
9 93 (1.27%) Automotive
10 70 (0.95%) Law
11 59 (0.80%) Publishing
12 55 (0.75%) Aerospace
13 41 (0.56%) Advertising
14 37 (0.50%) Legal
15 33 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.35%) Military
17 24 (0.33%) Back Office
17 24 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,276 (31.03%) Developer
2 1,023 (13.95%) Software Engineer
3 871 (11.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 640 (8.73%) Python Developer
5 560 (7.63%) Software Developer
6 460 (6.27%) Java Developer
7 391 (5.33%) Python Engineer
8 332 (4.53%) Analyst
9 326 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 312 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
11 305 (4.16%) Data Scientist
12 304 (4.14%) Test Engineer
13 277 (3.78%) Graduate
14 250 (3.41%) Java Engineer
14 250 (3.41%) Junior
15 217 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
16 206 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
17 205 (2.79%) Administrator
18 204 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
19 203 (2.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 953 (12.99%) HTML
2 798 (10.88%) AngularJS
3 789 (10.76%) CSS
4 636 (8.67%) Node.js
5 620 (8.45%) .NET
6 521 (7.10%) Web Services
7 510 (6.95%) Django
8 447 (6.09%) React
9 421 (5.74%) Spring
10 388 (5.29%) REST
11 380 (5.18%) RESTful
12 336 (4.58%) XML
13 300 (4.09%) HTML5
13 300 (4.09%) jQuery
14 276 (3.76%) Kafka
15 227 (3.09%) JSON
16 202 (2.75%) TensorFlow
17 200 (2.73%) Natural Language Processing
18 192 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
19 181 (2.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 937 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 575 (7.84%) Algorithms
3 523 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 235 (3.20%) User Experience
5 229 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 224 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 205 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 204 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
9 192 (2.62%) Fintech
10 141 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 141 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 127 (1.73%) Robotics
12 121 (1.65%) Data Centre
13 117 (1.60%) Data Structures
13 117 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
14 97 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
15 72 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 66 (0.90%) Replication
16 66 (0.90%) Wiki
17 61 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,994 (40.82%) Linux
2 957 (13.05%) Windows
3 661 (9.01%) Unix
4 378 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 371 (5.06%) CentOS
6 215 (2.93%) Android
7 201 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 173 (2.36%) Windows Server
9 167 (2.28%) Apple iOS
10 108 (1.47%) Debian
11 90 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 54 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (0.44%) Solaris
15 31 (0.42%) AIX
16 30 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
16 30 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (0.40%) Windows 10
18 23 (0.31%) FreeBSD
18 23 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,804 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,841 (25.10%) DevOps
3 1,768 (24.10%) Software Engineering
4 1,143 (15.58%) Test Automation
5 1,119 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
6 935 (12.75%) Scrum
7 909 (12.39%) Machine Learning
8 905 (12.34%) TDD
9 777 (10.59%) Open Source
10 757 (10.32%) Analytics
11 723 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
12 692 (9.43%) Mathematics
13 690 (9.41%) OO
14 673 (9.18%) Data Science
15 649 (8.85%) Configuration Management
16 560 (7.63%) Artificial Intelligence
17 501 (6.83%) SDLC
18 490 (6.68%) BDD
19 486 (6.63%) Mentoring
20 426 (5.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,091 (42.14%) Java
2 2,017 (27.50%) SQL
3 1,824 (24.87%) JavaScript
4 1,748 (23.83%) C++
5 1,524 (20.78%) C#
6 1,262 (17.21%) Bash Shell
7 1,132 (15.43%) Ruby
8 954 (13.01%) C
9 850 (11.59%) Perl
10 782 (10.66%) PHP
11 587 (8.00%) PowerShell
12 569 (7.76%) R
13 446 (6.08%) Go
14 347 (4.73%) Scala
15 290 (3.95%) Shell Script
16 132 (1.80%) MATLAB
17 130 (1.77%) Java 8
18 99 (1.35%) TypeScript
19 82 (1.12%) PL/SQL
20 81 (1.10%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,336 (18.21%) Degree
2 483 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 432 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 304 (4.14%) PhD
5 254 (3.46%) DV Cleared
6 223 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 155 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 104 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
10 91 (1.24%) CCNA
11 85 (1.16%) ISTQB
12 83 (1.13%) CCNP
13 81 (1.10%) AWS Certification
14 80 (1.09%) CISSP
15 77 (1.05%) MCSE
16 76 (1.04%) MPhil
17 71 (0.97%) RHCE
18 69 (0.94%) Master's Degree
18 69 (0.94%) SSCP
19 68 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (5.47%) QA
2 68 (0.93%) SLA
3 45 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.41%) GDPR
6 22 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.12%) IEC 61131
9 9 (0.12%) JTAG
10 7 (0.095%) PMO
11 6 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
11 6 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.055%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.041%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.041%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.041%) ISO 26262
13 3 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.027%) COBIT
14 2 (0.027%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1,273 (17.36%) Docker
2 341 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 129 (1.76%) vSphere
5 96 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 95 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 78 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 76 (1.04%) Firmware
9 62 (0.85%) VirtualBox
10 59 (0.80%) HDFS
11 58 (0.79%) Xen
12 45 (0.61%) KVM
13 34 (0.46%) XenServer
14 29 (0.40%) Apache Flume
15 28 (0.38%) Ceph
16 24 (0.33%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.23%) XenApp
18 16 (0.22%) pfSense
18 16 (0.22%) Samba
19 13 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,149 (15.66%) Ansible
2 994 (13.55%) Puppet
3 676 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
4 652 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 459 (6.26%) Terraform
6 186 (2.54%) Salt
7 180 (2.45%) Nagios
8 130 (1.77%) Packer
9 125 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
10 114 (1.55%) ZABBIX
11 100 (1.36%) Grafana
12 94 (1.28%) Graphite
12 94 (1.28%) Prometheus
13 87 (1.19%) Opsview
14 84 (1.15%) Kibana
15 75 (1.02%) Consul
16 57 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
16 57 (0.78%) logstash
17 53 (0.72%) Cobbler
18 48 (0.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 599 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 534 (7.28%) Oracle
3 481 (6.56%) VMware
4 445 (6.07%) Google
5 411 (5.60%) Red Hat
6 225 (3.07%) Tableau
7 209 (2.85%) SAP
8 187 (2.55%) Cisco
9 148 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 135 (1.84%) Splunk
11 82 (1.12%) Cloudera
12 66 (0.90%) New Relic
13 65 (0.89%) Hortonworks
14 62 (0.85%) IBM
15 54 (0.74%) HP
15 54 (0.74%) Sun
16 53 (0.72%) Citrix
17 52 (0.71%) Juniper
18 49 (0.67%) SolarWinds
19 44 (0.60%) NetApp