Period
to 24 January 2021

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

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Python 3,927 5,947 6,905
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.92% 8.38% 8.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.19% 15.83% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,854 5,010 5,836
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +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 20,460 37,571 45,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 56.90% 52.93% 53.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,150 31,180 37,877
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 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
North of England +18 1,019 £55,000 +4.76% 272
South East +1 965 £55,000 +4.76% 247
South West -1 618 £52,500 +5.00% 148
Yorkshire +13 492 £55,000 +10.00% 86
Midlands +24 486 £52,500 +5.00% 146
North West +18 458 £57,500 +4.55% 167
West Midlands +21 371 £52,500 +5.00% 88
Scotland 0 359 £52,500 +10.53% 100
East of England +8 334 £57,500 +4.55% 173
East Midlands +28 115 £50,000 +5.26% 57
Wales +7 102 £47,500 +5.56% 26
North East +10 69 £47,500 +5.56% 19
Northern Ireland +3 61 £52,500 +31.25% 20
Isle of Man - 7 - -
Channel Islands +7 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Python.

1 1,249 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,221 (31.09%) Java
3 1,213 (30.89%) AWS
4 1,186 (30.20%) DevOps
5 1,160 (29.54%) JavaScript
6 1,116 (28.42%) Linux
7 1,106 (28.16%) SQL
8 936 (23.83%) Software Engineering
9 874 (22.26%) Docker
10 850 (21.65%) Azure
11 843 (21.47%) C#
12 725 (18.46%) Kubernetes
13 685 (17.44%) C++
14 647 (16.48%) Terraform
15 561 (14.29%) Degree
16 550 (14.01%) Ansible
17 549 (13.98%) Git (software)
18 530 (13.50%) Jenkins
19 502 (12.78%) Bash Shell
20 499 (12.71%) Node.js
21 489 (12.45%) Test Automation
22 473 (12.04%) Go
23 463 (11.79%) GCP
24 455 (11.59%) Machine Learning
25 446 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
26 445 (11.33%) Analytics
27 424 (10.80%) HTML
28 404 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
29 397 (10.11%) Computer Science
30 390 (9.93%) Microsoft

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
1 194 (4.94%) Apache Spark
2 186 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
3 169 (4.30%) Apache
4 110 (2.80%) Confluence
5 78 (1.99%) nginx
6 34 (0.87%) SAS
7 26 (0.66%) JBoss
8 25 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 20 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
10 19 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.46%) Jupyter
12 17 (0.43%) ArcGIS
13 16 (0.41%) WordPress
14 14 (0.36%) CMS
14 14 (0.36%) SharePoint
14 14 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.31%) Luigi
16 10 (0.25%) Apache Synapse
16 10 (0.25%) GlassFish
16 10 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 57 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.51%) Simulink
4 10 (0.25%) Stateflow
5 8 (0.20%) Maya
6 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.076%) Sketch
8 3 (0.076%) SPSS
9 2 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.051%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.025%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.025%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.31%) Magento
1 12 (0.31%) Odoo
2 7 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.13%) Shopify
4 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.051%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.051%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.025%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.025%) FastStats
6 1 (0.025%) Maximo
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.025%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.025%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.025%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,213 (30.89%) AWS
2 850 (21.65%) Azure
3 463 (11.79%) GCP
4 270 (6.88%) SaaS
5 238 (6.06%) Serverless
6 224 (5.70%) Power Platform
7 195 (4.97%) AWS Lambda
8 192 (4.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 168 (4.28%) GitHub
10 156 (3.97%) PaaS
11 128 (3.26%) IaaS
12 99 (2.52%) Amazon EKS
13 94 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
14 88 (2.24%) Pulumi
15 87 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
16 71 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
17 66 (1.68%) Amazon S3
18 44 (1.12%) Datadog
19 42 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
20 38 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 122 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 112 (2.85%) HTTP
3 101 (2.57%) Firewall
4 97 (2.47%) DNS
5 96 (2.44%) Internet
6 51 (1.30%) VPN
6 51 (1.30%) Wireless
7 45 (1.15%) Ethernet
8 41 (1.04%) OSPF
9 40 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (1.02%) Wireshark
10 30 (0.76%) DHCP
11 27 (0.69%) HTTPS
12 26 (0.66%) BGP
12 26 (0.66%) VLAN
13 25 (0.64%) Broadband
14 24 (0.61%) IPv4
15 23 (0.59%) Network Security
16 22 (0.56%) SSL
16 22 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
2 326 (8.30%) Big Data
3 316 (8.05%) NoSQL
4 310 (7.89%) MySQL
5 288 (7.33%) SQL Server
6 255 (6.49%) MongoDB
7 230 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
8 191 (4.86%) Power BI
9 186 (4.74%) Relational Database
10 162 (4.13%) Data Lake
11 146 (3.72%) Redis
12 141 (3.59%) Hadoop
13 116 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 103 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 83 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
16 80 (2.04%) Tableau
17 75 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
18 69 (1.76%) BigQuery
19 62 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 54 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 549 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 530 (13.50%) Jenkins
3 236 (6.01%) JIRA
4 172 (4.38%) Selenium
5 147 (3.74%) GitLab
6 101 (2.57%) Subversion
7 86 (2.19%) TeamCity
8 67 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 64 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 60 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 59 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 50 (1.27%) Gradle
12 50 (1.27%) Maven
13 45 (1.15%) WebDriver
14 39 (0.99%) Mercurial
15 37 (0.94%) Visual Studio
16 34 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
17 32 (0.81%) Eclipse
18 30 (0.76%) Artifactory
19 28 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 304 (7.74%) Finance
2 212 (5.40%) Public Sector
3 123 (3.13%) Law
4 118 (3.00%) Marketing
5 114 (2.90%) Games
6 106 (2.70%) Electronics
7 97 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 90 (2.29%) Retail
9 65 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.43%) Aerospace
11 38 (0.97%) Automotive
12 35 (0.89%) Legal
13 29 (0.74%) Publishing
14 25 (0.64%) Multimedia
15 24 (0.61%) Military
16 22 (0.56%) Banking
17 19 (0.48%) Advertising
18 12 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.15%) Back Office
20 5 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,137 (28.95%) Developer
2 554 (14.11%) Software Engineer
3 500 (12.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 386 (9.83%) Python Developer
5 277 (7.05%) Data Engineer
6 253 (6.44%) Python Engineer
7 227 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 191 (4.86%) Software Developer
9 172 (4.38%) Analyst
10 161 (4.10%) AWS Engineer
11 135 (3.44%) Java Developer
12 132 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
13 123 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
14 120 (3.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 119 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
16 118 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
17 117 (2.98%) Senior Software Engineer
18 114 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
19 113 (2.88%) Python Software Engineer
20 106 (2.70%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (12.71%) Node.js
2 424 (10.80%) HTML
3 346 (8.81%) CSS
4 311 (7.92%) React
5 297 (7.56%) Django
6 288 (7.33%) AngularJS
7 237 (6.04%) .NET
7 237 (6.04%) REST
8 220 (5.60%) Kafka
9 207 (5.27%) Vue.js
10 173 (4.41%) HTML5
11 168 (4.28%) Flask
12 160 (4.07%) Web Services
13 143 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
14 130 (3.31%) RESTful
15 120 (3.06%) Spring
16 89 (2.27%) jQuery
17 77 (1.96%) SOAP
18 76 (1.94%) CSS3
19 75 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 271 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (4.61%) Algorithms
3 133 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
4 113 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 98 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 94 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 92 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
8 90 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 85 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 68 (1.73%) Data Centre
11 65 (1.66%) User Experience
12 64 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
13 49 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
14 48 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 38 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
16 27 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 26 (0.66%) Robotics
18 25 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
18 25 (0.64%) Virtual Team
19 24 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,116 (28.42%) Linux
2 320 (8.15%) Windows
3 169 (4.30%) Unix
4 138 (3.51%) CentOS
5 117 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 70 (1.78%) Android
8 69 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 43 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 25 (0.64%) Debian
11 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.28%) Fedora
13 11 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.20%) Solaris
16 7 (0.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,249 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,186 (30.20%) DevOps
3 936 (23.83%) Software Engineering
4 489 (12.45%) Test Automation
5 455 (11.59%) Machine Learning
6 446 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
7 445 (11.33%) Analytics
8 397 (10.11%) Computer Science
9 377 (9.60%) Data Science
10 376 (9.57%) Microservices
11 373 (9.50%) TDD
12 360 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
13 357 (9.09%) Configuration Management
14 322 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
15 303 (7.72%) Scrum
16 284 (7.23%) Infrastructure as Code
17 230 (5.86%) Mathematics
18 223 (5.68%) Mentoring
19 218 (5.55%) OO
20 208 (5.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,221 (31.09%) Java
2 1,160 (29.54%) JavaScript
3 1,106 (28.16%) SQL
4 843 (21.47%) C#
5 685 (17.44%) C++
6 502 (12.78%) Bash Shell
7 473 (12.04%) Go
8 387 (9.85%) PowerShell
9 371 (9.45%) Ruby
10 345 (8.79%) PHP
11 296 (7.54%) C
12 226 (5.76%) R
13 221 (5.63%) Perl
14 212 (5.40%) TypeScript
15 181 (4.61%) Scala
16 83 (2.11%) Shell Script
17 80 (2.04%) MATLAB
18 64 (1.63%) Groovy
19 54 (1.38%) Kotlin
20 47 (1.20%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 561 (14.29%) Degree
2 280 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 203 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 164 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 119 (3.03%) PhD
6 84 (2.14%) Numerate Degree
7 82 (2.09%) AWS Certification
8 63 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 58 (1.48%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.69%) ISEB
10 27 (0.69%) RHCE
11 17 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.43%) GIAC
12 16 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 15 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.36%) CCNP
15 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.31%) CCNA
17 11 (0.28%) OCA
17 11 (0.28%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.07%) QA
2 42 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.04%) SLA
4 25 (0.64%) GDPR
5 18 (0.46%) PMO
6 14 (0.36%) NIST
7 12 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.23%) ISO 26262
9 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.20%) NCSC
11 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.18%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.15%) MISRA
12 6 (0.15%) MISRA C
13 5 (0.13%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 874 (22.26%) Docker
2 131 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.32%) Firmware
4 51 (1.30%) Active Directory
5 46 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 30 (0.76%) KVM
7 28 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.56%) Xen
9 19 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.46%) VirtualBox
10 18 (0.46%) vSphere
11 16 (0.41%) HDFS
12 14 (0.36%) Ceph
13 13 (0.33%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.25%) Samba
15 7 (0.18%) Btrfs
15 7 (0.18%) DRBD
15 7 (0.18%) NFS
15 7 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 725 (18.46%) Kubernetes
2 647 (16.48%) Terraform
3 550 (14.01%) Ansible
4 315 (8.02%) Puppet
5 231 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (3.06%) Grafana
7 104 (2.65%) Prometheus
8 46 (1.17%) Nagios
9 29 (0.74%) Packer
10 26 (0.66%) Graylog
10 26 (0.66%) SCCM
11 25 (0.64%) Graphite
12 24 (0.61%) Kibana
13 17 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (0.38%) HAProxy
16 14 (0.36%) Consul
16 14 (0.36%) Rundeck
17 13 (0.33%) Salt
18 11 (0.28%) Rancher
Vendors
1 390 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 248 (6.32%) Google
3 173 (4.41%) VMware
4 166 (4.23%) Oracle
5 125 (3.18%) Red Hat
6 121 (3.08%) Databricks
7 94 (2.39%) Splunk
8 90 (2.29%) SaltStack
9 72 (1.83%) Atlassian
10 65 (1.66%) IBM
11 58 (1.48%) SAP
12 54 (1.38%) New Relic
13 40 (1.02%) ServiceNow
14 36 (0.92%) Cisco
15 32 (0.81%) Apple
16 27 (0.69%) Sparx
17 25 (0.64%) Teradata
18 23 (0.59%) Dynatrace
19 20 (0.51%) TOWER Software
20 19 (0.48%) McAfee