Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Python 3,186 6,900 7,412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.39% 8.80% 8.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.41% 16.73% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,088 5,485 6,122
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,388
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,203 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.50% +3.67% +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 16,416 41,244 50,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 58.67% 52.61% 54.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,871 33,655 42,265
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,371 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.85%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +5 859 £55,000 +4.76% 208
North of England +7 795 £55,000 +6.80% 231
South West 0 469 £50,000 - 122
Midlands +30 376 £50,000 - 119
Yorkshire +5 368 £55,000 +10.00% 69
North West +10 367 £55,000 +0.92% 139
East of England +9 279 £55,000 +4.76% 142
West Midlands +27 278 £50,000 - 87
Scotland -1 260 £50,000 +11.11% 112
East Midlands +27 95 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Wales +8 90 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Northern Ireland +2 64 £55,000 -2.22% 9
North East +13 60 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Channel Islands +3 1 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1,014 (31.83%) DevOps
2 994 (31.20%) AWS
3 943 (29.60%) Linux
4 910 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
5 888 (27.87%) Java
6 886 (27.81%) JavaScript
7 819 (25.71%) SQL
8 760 (23.85%) Software Engineering
9 718 (22.54%) Docker
10 655 (20.56%) Azure
11 597 (18.74%) C#
12 570 (17.89%) C++
13 552 (17.33%) Kubernetes
14 475 (14.91%) Terraform
15 459 (14.41%) Git (software)
16 453 (14.22%) Jenkins
17 434 (13.62%) Ansible
18 418 (13.12%) Bash Shell
19 409 (12.84%) Node.js
20 402 (12.62%) Degree
21 353 (11.08%) Test Automation
22 349 (10.95%) Machine Learning
23 339 (10.64%) GCP
24 333 (10.45%) Analytics
25 322 (10.11%) PowerShell
26 315 (9.89%) Go
27 303 (9.51%) Big Data
27 303 (9.51%) HTML
28 299 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
29 297 (9.32%) Microservices

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
1 159 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 134 (4.21%) Apache
2 134 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 72 (2.26%) Confluence
4 45 (1.41%) nginx
5 29 (0.91%) SAS
6 22 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 19 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
8 18 (0.56%) JBoss
8 18 (0.56%) Jupyter
9 17 (0.53%) CMS
9 17 (0.53%) WordPress
10 15 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.41%) IIS
11 13 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.35%) Luigi
12 11 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.31%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 39 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.16%) Simulink
5 3 (0.094%) OrCAD
5 3 (0.094%) Sketch
5 3 (0.094%) SPSS
6 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.063%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.063%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.031%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.031%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.53%) Magento
2 10 (0.31%) Odoo
3 8 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.19%) Shopify
5 5 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.094%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.063%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.031%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.031%) FastStats
9 1 (0.031%) Maximo
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.031%) ProductWriter
9 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.031%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 994 (31.20%) AWS
2 655 (20.56%) Azure
3 339 (10.64%) GCP
4 235 (7.38%) Serverless
5 210 (6.59%) SaaS
6 201 (6.31%) AWS Lambda
7 172 (5.40%) Power Platform
8 136 (4.27%) GitHub
9 130 (4.08%) PaaS
10 123 (3.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 110 (3.45%) IaaS
12 87 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
13 82 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
14 61 (1.91%) Amazon S3
15 50 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
16 43 (1.35%) Stackdriver
17 35 (1.10%) PowerApps
18 34 (1.07%) Azure Functions
19 29 (0.91%) OpenShift
20 27 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.61%) Internet
2 79 (2.48%) Firewall
3 71 (2.23%) HTTP
4 68 (2.13%) DNS
5 67 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 45 (1.41%) Skype
7 32 (1.00%) VPN
8 29 (0.91%) Wireless
9 23 (0.72%) Network Security
10 21 (0.66%) Ethernet
11 18 (0.56%) WAN
12 17 (0.53%) H.323
13 15 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (0.47%) SSL
13 15 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.44%) BGP
14 14 (0.44%) LAN
14 14 (0.44%) OSPF
14 14 (0.44%) VoIP
15 13 (0.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (9.51%) Big Data
2 281 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
3 273 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 253 (7.94%) MySQL
5 206 (6.47%) SQL Server
6 188 (5.90%) MongoDB
7 161 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
8 146 (4.58%) Relational Database
9 140 (4.39%) Data Lake
10 135 (4.24%) Power BI
11 113 (3.55%) Hadoop
12 83 (2.61%) Redis
13 79 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 79 (2.48%) Tableau
14 58 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
15 56 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
16 55 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 50 (1.57%) BigQuery
18 49 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
19 37 (1.16%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 459 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 453 (14.22%) Jenkins
3 173 (5.43%) JIRA
4 149 (4.68%) Selenium
5 112 (3.52%) GitLab
6 66 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 63 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 62 (1.95%) Subversion
9 55 (1.73%) Gradle
10 53 (1.66%) Bitbucket
11 52 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 49 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 43 (1.35%) Maven
14 35 (1.10%) SoapUI
14 35 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
14 35 (1.10%) WebDriver
15 33 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
16 31 (0.97%) Mercurial
17 28 (0.88%) Visual Studio
18 27 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 246 (7.72%) Finance
2 144 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 87 (2.73%) Law
4 85 (2.67%) Electronics
5 84 (2.64%) Games
6 79 (2.48%) Marketing
7 71 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 69 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.85%) Retail
10 35 (1.10%) Aerospace
11 33 (1.04%) Banking
12 28 (0.88%) Automotive
13 18 (0.56%) Advertising
14 15 (0.47%) Legal
15 14 (0.44%) Publishing
16 12 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.25%) Back Office
18 7 (0.22%) Local Government
19 5 (0.16%) Norwegian Language
20 4 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 922 (28.94%) Developer
2 467 (14.66%) Software Engineer
3 407 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 351 (11.02%) Python Developer
5 231 (7.25%) Python Engineer
6 209 (6.56%) Data Engineer
7 194 (6.09%) Senior Developer
8 148 (4.65%) Software Developer
9 138 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
10 118 (3.70%) Analyst
11 114 (3.58%) Architect
12 108 (3.39%) Python Software Engineer
13 107 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
14 102 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
15 101 (3.17%) Java Developer
16 97 (3.04%) Data Scientist
16 97 (3.04%) Test Engineer
17 96 (3.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 88 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
19 86 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (12.84%) Node.js
2 303 (9.51%) HTML
3 261 (8.19%) Django
4 248 (7.78%) .NET
5 244 (7.66%) React
6 243 (7.63%) CSS
7 215 (6.75%) AngularJS
8 181 (5.68%) REST
9 145 (4.55%) Vue.js
10 141 (4.43%) Kafka
11 140 (4.39%) Web Services
12 129 (4.05%) Flask
13 116 (3.64%) RESTful
14 110 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
15 107 (3.36%) jQuery
16 99 (3.11%) Spring
17 94 (2.95%) HTML5
18 66 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
19 65 (2.04%) SOAP
20 62 (1.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 243 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (5.24%) Algorithms
3 113 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
4 96 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.32%) User Experience
6 68 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 67 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 66 (2.07%) Cloud Native
9 64 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 56 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 40 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 39 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 38 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (0.88%) Life Science
15 26 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 26 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
15 26 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
16 23 (0.72%) Blog
16 23 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
16 23 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 943 (29.60%) Linux
2 281 (8.82%) Windows
3 133 (4.17%) Unix
4 124 (3.89%) CentOS
5 121 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (2.04%) Android
7 56 (1.76%) Ubuntu
8 55 (1.73%) Windows Server
9 49 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.41%) Solaris
11 12 (0.38%) Debian
12 10 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
12 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.25%) Mesosphere
15 6 (0.19%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.19%) Fedora
16 5 (0.16%) AIX
16 5 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,014 (31.83%) DevOps
2 910 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (23.85%) Software Engineering
4 353 (11.08%) Test Automation
5 349 (10.95%) Machine Learning
6 333 (10.45%) Analytics
7 299 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 297 (9.32%) Microservices
9 283 (8.88%) Data Science
10 281 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
11 259 (8.13%) Computer Science
12 240 (7.53%) TDD
13 236 (7.41%) Configuration Management
14 220 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
15 215 (6.75%) Open Source
16 213 (6.69%) Scrum
17 212 (6.65%) OO
18 207 (6.50%) Artificial Intelligence
19 197 (6.18%) Mathematics
20 194 (6.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 888 (27.87%) Java
2 886 (27.81%) JavaScript
3 819 (25.71%) SQL
4 597 (18.74%) C#
5 570 (17.89%) C++
6 418 (13.12%) Bash Shell
7 322 (10.11%) PowerShell
8 315 (9.89%) Go
9 260 (8.16%) C
10 250 (7.85%) Ruby
11 249 (7.82%) R
12 244 (7.66%) PHP
13 196 (6.15%) Perl
14 146 (4.58%) Scala
15 122 (3.83%) TypeScript
16 66 (2.07%) Shell Script
17 63 (1.98%) MATLAB
18 41 (1.29%) Groovy
19 39 (1.22%) VB.NET
20 37 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 402 (12.62%) Degree
2 225 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 142 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 125 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (2.73%) PhD
6 83 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 64 (2.01%) AWS Certification
8 51 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
9 45 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 30 (0.94%) RHCE
11 23 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.66%) ISEB
13 20 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (0.60%) MCSA
15 18 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
15 18 (0.56%) MCSE
16 15 (0.47%) Master's Degree
17 14 (0.44%) SANS
18 12 (0.38%) CISSP
18 12 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.77%) QA
2 43 (1.35%) NIST
3 41 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.04%) GDPR
5 32 (1.00%) SLA
6 30 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.66%) PMO
8 14 (0.44%) NIST 800
9 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.25%) COBIT
11 6 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 26262
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.094%) ISO 13485
15 2 (0.063%) DICOM
15 2 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.063%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 718 (22.54%) Docker
2 87 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 26 (0.82%) Firmware
6 21 (0.66%) KVM
7 15 (0.47%) Ceph
8 13 (0.41%) Xen
9 12 (0.38%) HDFS
9 12 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.31%) GlusterFS
11 8 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.22%) vSphere
13 6 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.19%) Btrfs
13 6 (0.19%) DRBD
13 6 (0.19%) LXC
13 6 (0.19%) Microcode
Systems Management
1 552 (17.33%) Kubernetes
2 475 (14.91%) Terraform
3 434 (13.62%) Ansible
4 237 (7.44%) Puppet
5 152 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (2.95%) Grafana
7 69 (2.17%) Prometheus
8 27 (0.85%) Nagios
9 25 (0.78%) Graphite
10 21 (0.66%) Packer
11 19 (0.60%) SCCM
12 12 (0.38%) Consul
13 10 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (0.25%) Automic
15 8 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.25%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.25%) Proxmox
15 8 (0.25%) QRadar
16 7 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 260 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 219 (6.87%) Google
3 130 (4.08%) VMware
4 112 (3.52%) Red Hat
5 111 (3.48%) Splunk
6 110 (3.45%) Oracle
7 87 (2.73%) Databricks
8 48 (1.51%) Atlassian
8 48 (1.51%) IBM
9 46 (1.44%) ServiceNow
10 42 (1.32%) SaltStack
11 39 (1.22%) Sparx
12 36 (1.13%) SAP
13 31 (0.97%) New Relic
14 24 (0.75%) Xamarin
15 23 (0.72%) Cisco
16 21 (0.66%) Zend
17 18 (0.56%) Dynatrace
18 17 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (0.53%) Teradata