Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 26 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Python 7,246 7,649 6,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.87% 7.99% 6.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.83% 14.37% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,263 5,925 5,257
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43,043 53,245 55,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.68% 55.65% 56.42%
Number of salaries quoted 34,636 44,650 47,007
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 August 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 20 August 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 +2 2,177 £50,000 - 336
North of England +12 1,593 £50,000 - 301
South West +6 1,195 £50,000 +5.26% 198
East of England +2 813 £55,000 +4.76% 334
North West +5 761 £52,500 +5.00% 178
Yorkshire +10 751 £49,000 -2.00% 99
Scotland +1 642 £44,425 -11.15% 120
Midlands +33 597 £47,500 -2.56% 150
West Midlands +17 392 £50,000 +2.56% 106
East Midlands +44 197 £45,000 - 44
Wales +16 156 £40,000 -11.11% 44
North East +9 81 £45,412 +0.92% 24
Northern Ireland +3 81 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South Coast - 7 £60,000 -
Channel Islands +6 1 £75,000 +66.67%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2,960 (40.85%) Linux
2 2,623 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
3 2,458 (33.92%) Java
4 1,923 (26.54%) DevOps
5 1,899 (26.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1,829 (25.24%) Software Engineering
7 1,733 (23.92%) SQL
8 1,640 (22.63%) JavaScript
9 1,553 (21.43%) C++
10 1,470 (20.29%) Bash Shell
11 1,397 (19.28%) C#
12 1,323 (18.26%) Docker
13 1,248 (17.22%) Degree
14 1,194 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 1,193 (16.46%) Git (software)
16 1,025 (14.15%) Test Automation
17 993 (13.70%) Ruby
18 958 (13.22%) Jenkins
19 957 (13.21%) C
20 955 (13.18%) Windows
21 950 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
22 927 (12.79%) Ansible
23 915 (12.63%) Perl
24 912 (12.59%) Unix
25 884 (12.20%) Analytics
26 862 (11.90%) Computer Science
27 857 (11.83%) Kubernetes
28 790 (10.90%) Finance
29 750 (10.35%) Machine Learning
30 727 (10.03%) Data Science

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
1 398 (5.49%) Apache Spark
2 288 (3.97%) Apache
3 227 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 190 (2.62%) Confluence
5 146 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 131 (1.81%) nginx
7 122 (1.68%) SAS
8 99 (1.37%) OpenStack
9 89 (1.23%) JBoss
10 81 (1.12%) SharePoint
11 73 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 54 (0.75%) IIS
13 38 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 33 (0.46%) ArcGIS
16 32 (0.44%) CMS
17 28 (0.39%) WordPress
18 26 (0.36%) Hyperledger
19 24 (0.33%) CloudStack
20 19 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 79 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (0.46%) Simulink
3 33 (0.46%) SPSS
4 25 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.29%) Adobe XD
6 10 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.14%) GNU Octave
7 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.097%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.083%) InVision
9 6 (0.083%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.083%) Stata
9 6 (0.083%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.069%) Pipeline Pilot
11 4 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.055%) SPSS Modeler
12 3 (0.041%) NASTRAN
12 3 (0.041%) Weka
13 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 20 (0.28%) Summit
3 15 (0.21%) Teamcenter
4 7 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.097%) Magento
5 6 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.041%) HFM
7 3 (0.041%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.028%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.028%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.028%) Odoo
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.028%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.028%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.028%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.028%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,899 (26.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1,194 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 565 (7.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 316 (4.36%) Serverless
5 244 (3.37%) SaaS
6 217 (2.99%) GitHub
7 210 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
8 205 (2.83%) Power Platform
9 194 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 166 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
11 164 (2.26%) Amazon S3
12 151 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
13 129 (1.78%) Office 365
14 91 (1.26%) PaaS
15 88 (1.21%) IaaS
16 84 (1.16%) Azure Stack
17 73 (1.01%) OpenShift
18 71 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 63 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
20 59 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 597 (8.24%) DNS
2 559 (7.71%) Firewall
3 432 (5.96%) VPN
4 411 (5.67%) Network Security
5 401 (5.53%) SMTP
6 390 (5.38%) NetScaler
6 390 (5.38%) WAN
7 380 (5.24%) BGP
8 375 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
8 375 (5.18%) OSPF
9 372 (5.13%) MPLS
10 370 (5.11%) Broadband
11 361 (4.98%) IPsec
12 352 (4.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 328 (4.53%) ADSL
13 328 (4.53%) RIP
14 316 (4.36%) TCP/IP
15 219 (3.02%) Internet
16 161 (2.22%) HTTP
17 125 (1.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (9.37%) Big Data
2 554 (7.65%) MySQL
3 544 (7.51%) SQL Server
4 441 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
5 410 (5.66%) Hadoop
5 410 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 383 (5.29%) MongoDB
7 352 (4.86%) Relational Database
8 274 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
9 205 (2.83%) Power BI
10 185 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 160 (2.21%) Apache Hive
12 146 (2.01%) Data Lake
13 105 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 101 (1.39%) Redis
15 99 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 87 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 86 (1.19%) Data Mining
18 84 (1.16%) RDBMS
19 79 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,193 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 958 (13.22%) Jenkins
3 504 (6.96%) JIRA
4 428 (5.91%) Selenium
5 218 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 204 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 197 (2.72%) Bitbucket
8 164 (2.26%) Subversion
9 149 (2.06%) GitLab
10 148 (2.04%) Maven
11 138 (1.90%) TeamCity
12 137 (1.89%) Visual Studio
13 131 (1.81%) WebDriver
14 100 (1.38%) JMeter
15 92 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 86 (1.19%) JUnit
17 79 (1.09%) Vagrant
18 71 (0.98%) Gradle
19 67 (0.92%) Appium
19 67 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 790 (10.90%) Finance
2 360 (4.97%) Retail
3 302 (4.17%) Marketing
4 296 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 280 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 260 (3.59%) Electronics
7 203 (2.80%) Banking
8 198 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 152 (2.10%) Games
10 85 (1.17%) Aerospace
11 80 (1.10%) Automotive
12 62 (0.86%) Military
13 59 (0.81%) Legal
14 48 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 46 (0.63%) Law
16 32 (0.44%) Advertising
17 19 (0.26%) Publishing
18 18 (0.25%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.25%) Investment Banking
19 15 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2,016 (27.82%) Developer
2 995 (13.73%) Software Engineer
3 802 (11.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 564 (7.78%) Python Developer
5 430 (5.93%) Software Developer
6 371 (5.12%) Analyst
7 355 (4.90%) Network Engineer
8 353 (4.87%) Senior Developer
9 339 (4.68%) Data Engineer
10 327 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
11 313 (4.32%) Data Scientist
12 297 (4.10%) Security Engineer
13 281 (3.88%) Java Developer
14 277 (3.82%) Python Engineer
15 273 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
16 255 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
17 239 (3.30%) Junior
17 239 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
18 218 (3.01%) Network Security Engineer
19 216 (2.98%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 652 (9.00%) .NET
2 641 (8.85%) AngularJS
3 637 (8.79%) Node.js
4 601 (8.29%) HTML
5 527 (7.27%) CSS
6 489 (6.75%) Web Services
7 396 (5.47%) React
8 353 (4.87%) Django
9 321 (4.43%) REST
10 315 (4.35%) Spring
11 307 (4.24%) RESTful
12 234 (3.23%) Kafka
13 226 (3.12%) XML
14 201 (2.77%) JSON
15 193 (2.66%) ASP.NET
16 191 (2.64%) HTML5
17 189 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
18 185 (2.55%) jQuery
19 172 (2.37%) Vue.js
20 136 (1.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 661 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 545 (7.52%) Algorithms
3 459 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 240 (3.31%) Public Cloud
5 225 (3.11%) User Experience
6 211 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 176 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
8 163 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
9 141 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 135 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 124 (1.71%) Robotics
12 120 (1.66%) Data Centre
13 115 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
14 112 (1.55%) Data Structures
15 89 (1.23%) Private Cloud
16 86 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
17 82 (1.13%) Internet of Things
18 81 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
19 67 (0.92%) Smartphone
20 62 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,960 (40.85%) Linux
2 955 (13.18%) Windows
3 912 (12.59%) Unix
4 303 (4.18%) CentOS
5 270 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 240 (3.31%) Android
7 188 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 166 (2.29%) Windows Server
9 138 (1.90%) Debian
10 123 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 92 (1.27%) Mac OS
12 47 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 41 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 40 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
16 28 (0.39%) Fedora
16 28 (0.39%) Solaris
16 28 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (0.32%) AIX
17 23 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,623 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,923 (26.54%) DevOps
3 1,829 (25.24%) Software Engineering
4 1,025 (14.15%) Test Automation
5 950 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 884 (12.20%) Analytics
7 862 (11.90%) Computer Science
8 750 (10.35%) Machine Learning
9 727 (10.03%) Data Science
10 710 (9.80%) Scrum
11 698 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
12 673 (9.29%) Mathematics
13 586 (8.09%) Artificial Intelligence
14 580 (8.00%) Open Source
15 573 (7.91%) TDD
16 541 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
17 476 (6.57%) Configuration Management
18 466 (6.43%) SDLC
19 445 (6.14%) OO
20 431 (5.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,458 (33.92%) Java
2 1,733 (23.92%) SQL
3 1,640 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 1,553 (21.43%) C++
5 1,470 (20.29%) Bash Shell
6 1,397 (19.28%) C#
7 993 (13.70%) Ruby
8 957 (13.21%) C
9 915 (12.63%) Perl
10 716 (9.88%) PHP
11 640 (8.83%) R
12 636 (8.78%) PowerShell
13 426 (5.88%) Go
14 420 (5.80%) Scala
15 293 (4.04%) MATLAB
16 254 (3.51%) Shell Script
17 126 (1.74%) TypeScript
18 103 (1.42%) Groovy
19 81 (1.12%) ES6
20 77 (1.06%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,248 (17.22%) Degree
2 615 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 471 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
4 395 (5.45%) CCNP
5 373 (5.15%) CCNA
6 327 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 302 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 300 (4.14%) SC Cleared
9 228 (3.15%) PhD
10 90 (1.24%) RHCE
11 74 (1.02%) ISTQB
12 71 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
13 63 (0.87%) ISEB
14 55 (0.76%) AWS Certification
15 51 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (0.52%) Master's Degree
17 30 (0.41%) MCP
18 29 (0.40%) CCA
19 26 (0.36%) Postgraduate
20 25 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 359 (4.95%) QA
3 343 (4.73%) ISO 9001
4 60 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 52 (0.72%) SLA
6 44 (0.61%) GDPR
7 42 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 30 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 26 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
9 26 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 26 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 18 (0.25%) IEC 61131
11 10 (0.14%) CRD IV
12 9 (0.12%) NIST
13 7 (0.097%) IEC 61508
13 7 (0.097%) IFRS
14 6 (0.083%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.083%) ISO 26262
15 5 (0.069%) Basel II
15 5 (0.069%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,323 (18.26%) Docker
2 303 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 133 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 73 (1.01%) vSphere
6 68 (0.94%) Firmware
7 65 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 61 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 56 (0.77%) Apache Flume
10 47 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 47 (0.65%) XenApp
11 45 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 44 (0.61%) Xen
13 41 (0.57%) VirtualBox
14 38 (0.52%) NFS
15 37 (0.51%) HDFS
16 36 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 35 (0.48%) KVM
18 30 (0.41%) iptables
19 25 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 927 (12.79%) Ansible
2 857 (11.83%) Kubernetes
3 681 (9.40%) Puppet
4 633 (8.74%) Terraform
5 556 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
6 472 (6.51%) Nagios
7 360 (4.97%) FortiGate
8 103 (1.42%) Grafana
9 96 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
10 91 (1.26%) Prometheus
11 90 (1.24%) Kibana
12 69 (0.95%) Packer
13 67 (0.92%) SCCM
14 58 (0.80%) Oozie
14 58 (0.80%) ZABBIX
15 57 (0.79%) SCOM
16 56 (0.77%) SCOrch
17 51 (0.70%) Graphite
17 51 (0.70%) Salt
18 48 (0.66%) logstash
Vendors
1 678 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 511 (7.05%) Cisco
3 433 (5.98%) Google
4 405 (5.59%) Oracle
5 369 (5.09%) VMware
6 354 (4.89%) Fortinet
7 294 (4.06%) Red Hat
8 257 (3.55%) Palo Alto
9 230 (3.17%) Splunk
9 230 (3.17%) Tableau
10 179 (2.47%) SAP
11 144 (1.99%) Atlassian
12 113 (1.56%) Informatica
13 104 (1.44%) IBM
14 67 (0.92%) Juniper
15 66 (0.91%) Citrix
16 65 (0.90%) Teradata
17 51 (0.70%) Cloudera
18 47 (0.65%) CheckPoint
19 44 (0.61%) Hortonworks