Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 28 47
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 +22
Permanent jobs citing Python 6,881 7,085 5,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.14% 7.17% 5.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.09% 12.71% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,492 5,789 4,729
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
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 45,606 55,748 54,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.94% 56.42% 52.65%
Number of salaries quoted 37,432 47,121 46,217
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 2,253 £50,000 - 406
North of England +18 1,318 £50,000 - 281
South West +16 1,015 £50,000 +5.26% 262
East of England -3 922 £52,500 +5.00% 347
North West +17 705 £53,350 +6.70% 149
Scotland +6 599 £47,500 - 97
Midlands +10 572 £45,000 +3.45% 138
Yorkshire +15 501 £47,500 -5.00% 101
West Midlands +20 337 £47,500 +14.46% 77
East Midlands -7 235 £45,000 - 61
Wales +31 123 £50,000 +21.95% 38
North East +48 113 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Northern Ireland +2 105 £50,000 +25.00% 30
Channel Islands -1 2 £52,500 -19.23%
South Coast - 1 £60,000 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 2,876 (41.80%) Java
2 2,846 (41.36%) Linux
3 2,680 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
4 1,929 (28.03%) SQL
5 1,762 (25.61%) JavaScript
6 1,737 (25.24%) DevOps
7 1,736 (25.23%) Amazon AWS
8 1,706 (24.79%) Software Engineering
9 1,677 (24.37%) C++
10 1,466 (21.31%) C#
11 1,310 (19.04%) Degree
12 1,164 (16.92%) Docker
13 1,150 (16.71%) Git (software)
14 1,131 (16.44%) Bash Shell
15 1,126 (16.36%) Test Automation
16 1,068 (15.52%) Jenkins
17 1,055 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,052 (15.29%) Ansible
19 1,007 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
20 975 (14.17%) Computer Science
21 946 (13.75%) C
22 939 (13.65%) Ruby
23 930 (13.52%) Finance
24 899 (13.06%) Windows
25 861 (12.51%) HTML
26 855 (12.43%) Machine Learning
27 823 (11.96%) Analytics
28 822 (11.95%) TDD
29 809 (11.76%) Puppet
30 802 (11.66%) AngularJS

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
1 466 (6.77%) Apache Spark
2 426 (6.19%) Apache
3 337 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
4 205 (2.98%) Confluence
5 181 (2.63%) SAS
6 145 (2.11%) nginx
7 144 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 96 (1.40%) OpenStack
9 72 (1.05%) JBoss
10 69 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 60 (0.87%) IIS
12 43 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 34 (0.49%) CMS
14 33 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 33 (0.48%) SharePoint
15 29 (0.42%) WordPress
16 26 (0.38%) MS Exchange
17 24 (0.35%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
19 17 (0.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 85 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.49%) SPSS
4 33 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.20%) Stata
7 12 (0.17%) Simulink
8 10 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.12%) InVision
10 6 (0.087%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.073%) HipChat
12 3 (0.044%) Weka
13 2 (0.029%) Abaqus
13 2 (0.029%) CPLEX
13 2 (0.029%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.029%) Maya
13 2 (0.029%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.029%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.015%) GIMP
14 1 (0.015%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 13 (0.19%) Odoo
2 10 (0.15%) Magento
2 10 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.13%) SAP Business One
4 7 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.073%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.058%) Relativity
7 3 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.029%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.029%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.029%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.029%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.015%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.015%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,736 (25.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1,055 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 406 (5.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 247 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
5 224 (3.26%) GitHub
6 220 (3.20%) SaaS
7 216 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
8 187 (2.72%) Serverless
9 177 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 164 (2.38%) Amazon S3
11 133 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
12 110 (1.60%) PaaS
13 101 (1.47%) IaaS
14 91 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
15 85 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 84 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
17 66 (0.96%) Office 365
17 66 (0.96%) OpenShift
18 44 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
19 39 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 322 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 238 (3.46%) Firewall
3 219 (3.18%) DNS
4 176 (2.56%) Internet
5 162 (2.35%) HTTP
6 143 (2.08%) Wireless
7 114 (1.66%) DHCP
8 107 (1.56%) WAN
9 102 (1.48%) LAN
10 92 (1.34%) VPN
11 90 (1.31%) Network Security
12 71 (1.03%) Wireshark
13 68 (0.99%) BGP
13 68 (0.99%) SSL
14 64 (0.93%) VoIP
15 61 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
16 56 (0.81%) Bluetooth
17 48 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (0.70%) VLAN
18 41 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (11.34%) NoSQL
2 711 (10.33%) Big Data
3 705 (10.25%) MySQL
4 591 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
5 559 (8.12%) Hadoop
6 492 (7.15%) MongoDB
7 484 (7.03%) SQL Server
8 437 (6.35%) Relational Database
9 264 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 241 (3.50%) Apache Hive
11 186 (2.70%) Power BI
12 160 (2.33%) RDBMS
13 155 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
14 141 (2.05%) Redis
15 116 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
16 112 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
17 111 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 102 (1.48%) Data Mining
19 97 (1.41%) Neo4j
20 74 (1.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,150 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 1,068 (15.52%) Jenkins
3 556 (8.08%) JIRA
4 420 (6.10%) Selenium
5 263 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 261 (3.79%) Maven
7 242 (3.52%) Subversion
8 213 (3.10%) TeamCity
9 185 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 180 (2.62%) Visual Studio
11 177 (2.57%) Bitbucket
12 172 (2.50%) GitLab
13 148 (2.15%) JUnit
14 137 (1.99%) Vagrant
15 104 (1.51%) WebDriver
16 87 (1.26%) Mercurial
16 87 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
17 80 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
17 80 (1.16%) SpecFlow
18 72 (1.05%) Gradle
General
1 930 (13.52%) Finance
2 323 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 307 (4.46%) Retail
4 244 (3.55%) Marketing
5 210 (3.05%) Electronics
6 206 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 186 (2.70%) Games
8 106 (1.54%) Banking
9 74 (1.08%) Publishing
10 72 (1.05%) Automotive
11 62 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 60 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 55 (0.80%) Law
14 47 (0.68%) Legal
15 32 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.44%) Military
17 26 (0.38%) Advertising
18 15 (0.22%) Investment Banking
19 9 (0.13%) German Language
20 8 (0.12%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 2,124 (30.87%) Developer
2 1,007 (14.63%) Software Engineer
3 803 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 609 (8.85%) Python Developer
5 562 (8.17%) Software Developer
6 414 (6.02%) Java Developer
7 390 (5.67%) Python Engineer
8 323 (4.69%) Data Scientist
9 321 (4.67%) Analyst
10 312 (4.53%) Junior
11 300 (4.36%) Graduate
12 295 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 291 (4.23%) Test Engineer
14 290 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
15 228 (3.31%) Java Engineer
16 209 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
17 208 (3.02%) Architect
18 204 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
19 192 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
20 184 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 861 (12.51%) HTML
2 802 (11.66%) AngularJS
3 691 (10.04%) CSS
4 599 (8.71%) Node.js
5 544 (7.91%) .NET
6 498 (7.24%) Web Services
7 473 (6.87%) Django
8 435 (6.32%) React
9 396 (5.75%) RESTful
10 381 (5.54%) Spring
11 380 (5.52%) REST
12 287 (4.17%) Kafka
13 284 (4.13%) HTML5
14 283 (4.11%) XML
15 230 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
16 229 (3.33%) jQuery
17 220 (3.20%) Vue.js
18 217 (3.15%) JSON
19 177 (2.57%) Natural Language Processing
20 165 (2.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 558 (8.11%) Algorithms
2 496 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 225 (3.27%) Public Cloud
4 224 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 223 (3.24%) User Experience
6 213 (3.10%) Fintech
7 208 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
8 177 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
9 131 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
10 122 (1.77%) Data Centre
11 117 (1.70%) Robotics
12 115 (1.67%) Mobile App
13 113 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 109 (1.58%) Data Structures
15 91 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
16 68 (0.99%) Replication
17 59 (0.86%) Private Cloud
18 58 (0.84%) Virtual Team
19 56 (0.81%) Life Science
20 53 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2,846 (41.36%) Linux
2 899 (13.06%) Windows
3 646 (9.39%) Unix
4 345 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 309 (4.49%) CentOS
6 202 (2.94%) Android
7 194 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 173 (2.51%) Windows Server
9 142 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 95 (1.38%) Debian
11 70 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 56 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (0.57%) AIX
14 35 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (0.48%) Windows 10
16 32 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
17 26 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (0.33%) Solaris
19 21 (0.31%) Mac OS
20 19 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,680 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,737 (25.24%) DevOps
3 1,706 (24.79%) Software Engineering
4 1,126 (16.36%) Test Automation
5 1,007 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 975 (14.17%) Computer Science
7 855 (12.43%) Machine Learning
8 823 (11.96%) Analytics
9 822 (11.95%) TDD
10 797 (11.58%) Scrum
11 722 (10.49%) Mathematics
12 709 (10.30%) Open Source
13 698 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
14 689 (10.01%) Data Science
15 673 (9.78%) OO
16 633 (9.20%) Configuration Management
17 565 (8.21%) Artificial Intelligence
18 489 (7.11%) SDLC
19 473 (6.87%) Mentoring
20 446 (6.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,876 (41.80%) Java
2 1,929 (28.03%) SQL
3 1,762 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 1,677 (24.37%) C++
5 1,466 (21.31%) C#
6 1,131 (16.44%) Bash Shell
7 946 (13.75%) C
8 939 (13.65%) Ruby
9 771 (11.20%) Perl
10 702 (10.20%) PHP
11 571 (8.30%) R
12 509 (7.40%) PowerShell
13 371 (5.39%) Scala
14 363 (5.28%) Go
15 248 (3.60%) Shell Script
16 187 (2.72%) MATLAB
17 139 (2.02%) TypeScript
18 106 (1.54%) Java 8
19 88 (1.28%) Objective-C
20 83 (1.21%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1,310 (19.04%) Degree
2 427 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 427 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 287 (4.17%) PhD
4 222 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 200 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 118 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
8 105 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 104 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (1.24%) AWS Certification
11 70 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 67 (0.97%) ISEB
13 64 (0.93%) CCNA
13 64 (0.93%) CCNP
14 63 (0.92%) MCSE
15 60 (0.87%) CISSP
16 52 (0.76%) MPhil
16 52 (0.76%) RHCE
17 45 (0.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (5.81%) QA
2 60 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 54 (0.78%) SLA
4 40 (0.58%) GDPR
5 33 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.20%) JTAG
9 6 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.087%) PMO
9 6 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.073%) IEC 61131
10 5 (0.073%) IEC 62304
11 4 (0.058%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.044%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.044%) IFRS
12 3 (0.044%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.029%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.029%) GPG13
13 2 (0.029%) MISRA
System Software
1 1,164 (16.92%) Docker
2 293 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 97 (1.41%) vSphere
5 93 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 70 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 69 (1.00%) Firmware
9 67 (0.97%) VirtualBox
10 55 (0.80%) HDFS
11 37 (0.54%) Xen
12 35 (0.51%) Apache Flume
13 34 (0.49%) VMware NSX
14 27 (0.39%) KVM
15 18 (0.26%) pfSense
16 15 (0.22%) vCloud
17 14 (0.20%) iptables
18 13 (0.19%) Ceph
18 13 (0.19%) VMware Server
18 13 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1,052 (15.29%) Ansible
2 809 (11.76%) Puppet
3 616 (8.95%) Kubernetes
4 558 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
5 459 (6.67%) Terraform
6 157 (2.28%) Salt
7 134 (1.95%) Packer
8 133 (1.93%) Nagios
9 116 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
10 110 (1.60%) Prometheus
11 92 (1.34%) Grafana
12 91 (1.32%) Kibana
13 90 (1.31%) ZABBIX
14 83 (1.21%) Graphite
15 80 (1.16%) Consul
16 67 (0.97%) Opsview
17 59 (0.86%) logstash
18 51 (0.74%) HAProxy
19 50 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
20 41 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 578 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 473 (6.87%) Oracle
3 412 (5.99%) VMware
4 409 (5.94%) Google
5 330 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 232 (3.37%) Tableau
7 193 (2.80%) SAP
8 165 (2.40%) Cisco
9 155 (2.25%) Atlassian
10 139 (2.02%) Splunk
11 74 (1.08%) Cloudera
11 74 (1.08%) New Relic
12 63 (0.92%) Hortonworks
13 55 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
14 44 (0.64%) IBM
14 44 (0.64%) Juniper
15 41 (0.60%) F5
15 41 (0.60%) HP
16 40 (0.58%) Citrix
17 38 (0.55%) Xamarin