Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 21 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Python 4,737 6,985 7,612
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.40% 8.52% 7.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.44% 15.95% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,960 5,545 6,092
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 27,157 43,788 55,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.91% 53.42% 56.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22,302 35,155 47,014
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 1,533 £52,500 +5.00% 120
North of England +7 1,033 £52,500 - 147
South West +2 644 £50,000 +5.26% 97
Midlands +22 523 £50,000 +5.26% 78
North West +6 500 £52,500 -0.80% 86
East of England +2 446 £55,000 - 94
Yorkshire +8 442 £53,700 +7.40% 37
Scotland +6 392 £50,000 +11.11% 37
West Midlands +30 365 £50,000 - 53
East Midlands +17 158 £50,000 +21.95% 24
Wales -5 108 £42,500 - 20
North East +8 91 £47,500 -3.72% 24
Northern Ireland +7 69 £40,000 -20.00% 9
South Coast -1 1 - -
Channel Islands -3 1 £70,000 -6.67%
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,535 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,507 (31.81%) Java
3 1,439 (30.38%) Linux
4 1,333 (28.14%) DevOps
5 1,313 (27.72%) AWS
6 1,274 (26.89%) JavaScript
7 1,219 (25.73%) SQL
8 1,172 (24.74%) Software Engineering
9 973 (20.54%) Azure
9 973 (20.54%) Docker
10 967 (20.41%) C#
11 855 (18.05%) Git (software)
12 851 (17.96%) C++
13 798 (16.85%) Bash Shell
14 737 (15.56%) Degree
15 710 (14.99%) Jenkins
16 706 (14.90%) Windows
17 658 (13.89%) Kubernetes
18 630 (13.30%) Ansible
19 573 (12.10%) Analytics
20 559 (11.80%) Machine Learning
21 555 (11.72%) Test Automation
22 525 (11.08%) .NET
23 522 (11.02%) C
24 515 (10.87%) HTML
24 515 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
25 512 (10.81%) Node.js
26 506 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
27 493 (10.41%) Terraform
28 492 (10.39%) PowerShell

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
1 223 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 160 (3.38%) Apache
3 150 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 114 (2.41%) Confluence
5 107 (2.26%) OpenStack
6 101 (2.13%) SAS
7 66 (1.39%) nginx
8 59 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 52 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 50 (1.06%) JBoss
11 48 (1.01%) IIS
12 27 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (0.53%) SharePoint
14 23 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 22 (0.46%) Jupyter
16 21 (0.44%) ArcGIS
17 18 (0.38%) MS Exchange
17 18 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 18 (0.38%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 77 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.49%) SPSS
4 16 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.21%) Simulink
6 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.11%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.084%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.063%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.042%) Avid Media Composer
10 2 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.042%) Gephi
11 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.021%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.021%) Stata
11 1 (0.021%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.11%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.11%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.084%) assyst
3 4 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.084%) Magento
3 4 (0.084%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.063%) Relativity
5 1 (0.021%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.021%) FastStats
5 1 (0.021%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.021%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.021%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.021%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 1 (0.021%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1,313 (27.72%) AWS
2 973 (20.54%) Azure
3 388 (8.19%) GCP
4 253 (5.34%) SaaS
5 223 (4.71%) Serverless
6 214 (4.52%) Power Platform
7 177 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
8 143 (3.02%) GitHub
9 129 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 113 (2.39%) Amazon S3
11 106 (2.24%) PaaS
12 94 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
13 83 (1.75%) IaaS
14 77 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
14 77 (1.63%) OpenShift
15 61 (1.29%) Amazon ECS
16 55 (1.16%) Office 365
17 39 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 39 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
17 39 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 172 (3.63%) Firewall
2 152 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 126 (2.66%) DNS
4 123 (2.60%) HTTP
5 121 (2.55%) Internet
6 77 (1.63%) WAN
7 66 (1.39%) VPN
8 63 (1.33%) DHCP
9 62 (1.31%) LAN
10 57 (1.20%) Wireless
11 49 (1.03%) Network Security
12 41 (0.87%) SAN
12 41 (0.87%) Skype
13 38 (0.80%) SSH
14 37 (0.78%) SMTP
15 34 (0.72%) BGP
16 33 (0.70%) Bluetooth
16 33 (0.70%) SSL
17 32 (0.68%) Wireshark
18 28 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (9.42%) Big Data
2 385 (8.13%) MySQL
3 352 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
4 303 (6.40%) SQL Server
5 280 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 246 (5.19%) MongoDB
7 228 (4.81%) Hadoop
8 207 (4.37%) Power BI
9 196 (4.14%) Relational Database
10 178 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
11 129 (2.72%) Redis
12 118 (2.49%) Data Lake
13 99 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 87 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 73 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
16 72 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 69 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
18 67 (1.41%) Apache Hive
19 65 (1.37%) Data Mining
20 60 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 855 (18.05%) Git (software)
2 710 (14.99%) Jenkins
3 300 (6.33%) JIRA
4 208 (4.39%) Selenium
5 164 (3.46%) Subversion
6 123 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 120 (2.53%) Cucumber
8 114 (2.41%) GitLab
9 81 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 80 (1.69%) Bitbucket
11 73 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 70 (1.48%) Maven
13 63 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 57 (1.20%) Visual Studio
14 57 (1.20%) webpack
15 55 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
16 54 (1.14%) JUnit
17 41 (0.87%) CircleCI
17 41 (0.87%) Vagrant
18 40 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 491 (10.37%) Finance
2 196 (4.14%) Marketing
3 124 (2.62%) Electronics
3 124 (2.62%) Retail
4 106 (2.24%) Games
5 100 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 90 (1.90%) Public Sector
7 83 (1.75%) Aerospace
8 81 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 78 (1.65%) Law
10 66 (1.39%) Automotive
11 61 (1.29%) Banking
12 55 (1.16%) Legal
13 49 (1.03%) Advertising
14 40 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.65%) Military
17 16 (0.34%) Back Office
17 16 (0.34%) Local Government
18 11 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 1,298 (27.40%) Developer
2 732 (15.45%) Software Engineer
3 536 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 321 (6.78%) Python Developer
4 321 (6.78%) Software Developer
5 301 (6.35%) Analyst
6 263 (5.55%) Python Engineer
7 237 (5.00%) Data Engineer
8 196 (4.14%) Senior Developer
9 182 (3.84%) AWS Engineer
10 171 (3.61%) Data Scientist
11 159 (3.36%) Junior
12 149 (3.15%) Architect
12 149 (3.15%) Python Software Engineer
13 146 (3.08%) Data Analyst
14 139 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
15 136 (2.87%) Test Engineer
16 135 (2.85%) Senior Software Engineer
17 130 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 130 (2.74%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (11.08%) .NET
2 515 (10.87%) HTML
3 512 (10.81%) Node.js
4 414 (8.74%) CSS
5 342 (7.22%) AngularJS
6 322 (6.80%) React
7 317 (6.69%) Web Services
8 308 (6.50%) REST
9 246 (5.19%) RESTful
10 208 (4.39%) HTML5
11 205 (4.33%) Django
12 148 (3.12%) Kafka
13 135 (2.85%) Spring
14 127 (2.68%) jQuery
14 127 (2.68%) JSON
15 125 (2.64%) CSS3
16 120 (2.53%) Vue.js
17 118 (2.49%) Flask
18 104 (2.20%) Redux
19 91 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 452 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (6.40%) Algorithms
3 158 (3.34%) User Experience
4 149 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 145 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 125 (2.64%) Public Cloud
7 81 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 78 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 74 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 73 (1.54%) Data Centre
11 71 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 63 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 57 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 48 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
15 39 (0.82%) Life Science
16 36 (0.76%) Internet of Things
17 35 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 35 (0.74%) Robotics
18 34 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
19 31 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,439 (30.38%) Linux
2 706 (14.90%) Windows
3 271 (5.72%) Unix
4 137 (2.89%) CentOS
5 131 (2.77%) Android
5 131 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (2.77%) Windows Server
6 109 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 100 (2.11%) Ubuntu
8 39 (0.82%) Debian
9 35 (0.74%) Solaris
10 29 (0.61%) OS/400
11 25 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
12 22 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
13 21 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.36%) Kali Linux
16 12 (0.25%) Fedora
16 12 (0.25%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,535 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,333 (28.14%) DevOps
3 1,172 (24.74%) Software Engineering
4 573 (12.10%) Analytics
5 559 (11.80%) Machine Learning
6 555 (11.72%) Test Automation
7 515 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
8 506 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
9 468 (9.88%) Data Science
10 446 (9.42%) Scrum
11 416 (8.78%) Computer Science
12 389 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
13 363 (7.66%) Mathematics
14 357 (7.54%) TDD
15 356 (7.52%) Artificial Intelligence
16 348 (7.35%) Microservices
17 343 (7.24%) Configuration Management
18 323 (6.82%) Open Source
19 321 (6.78%) OO
20 299 (6.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,507 (31.81%) Java
2 1,274 (26.89%) JavaScript
3 1,219 (25.73%) SQL
4 967 (20.41%) C#
5 851 (17.96%) C++
6 798 (16.85%) Bash Shell
7 522 (11.02%) C
8 492 (10.39%) PowerShell
9 491 (10.37%) Ruby
10 445 (9.39%) PHP
11 424 (8.95%) R
12 389 (8.21%) Go
13 369 (7.79%) Perl
14 273 (5.76%) Scala
15 196 (4.14%) MATLAB
16 169 (3.57%) Shell Script
17 126 (2.66%) TypeScript
18 86 (1.82%) Groovy
19 66 (1.39%) Java 8
20 59 (1.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 737 (15.56%) Degree
2 348 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 181 (3.82%) DV Cleared
4 179 (3.78%) SC Cleared
5 169 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 102 (2.15%) PhD
7 73 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 48 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
10 47 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 41 (0.87%) CCNA
12 40 (0.84%) AWS Certification
13 36 (0.76%) ISEB
14 34 (0.72%) CCNP
15 32 (0.68%) RHCE
16 29 (0.61%) Master's Degree
16 29 (0.61%) MCSE
16 29 (0.61%) SANS
17 27 (0.57%) CISSP
18 21 (0.44%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (5.34%) QA
2 75 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.37%) GDPR
4 64 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.44%) SLA
7 20 (0.42%) NIST
8 17 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.25%) GAAP
9 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 9 (0.19%) COBIT
10 9 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.11%) AICPA
13 4 (0.084%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.084%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.021%) DO-254
15 1 (0.021%) IEC 61508
15 1 (0.021%) MiFID
System Software
1 973 (20.54%) Docker
2 216 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 93 (1.96%) Firmware
5 55 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.99%) KVM
7 30 (0.63%) NFS
8 28 (0.59%) vSphere
9 27 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.51%) VirtualBox
11 21 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 21 (0.44%) Xen
12 19 (0.40%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.40%) XenApp
13 18 (0.38%) HDFS
13 18 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.27%) iptables
15 11 (0.23%) Ceph
16 10 (0.21%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 658 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 630 (13.30%) Ansible
3 493 (10.41%) Terraform
4 409 (8.63%) Puppet
5 295 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
7 54 (1.14%) Nagios
8 53 (1.12%) Kibana
9 51 (1.08%) Grafana
10 47 (0.99%) Packer
11 42 (0.89%) Salt
12 41 (0.87%) Prometheus
13 37 (0.78%) logstash
14 27 (0.57%) Rancher
15 24 (0.51%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.44%) Consul
17 20 (0.42%) Graphite
17 20 (0.42%) Oozie
18 15 (0.32%) Nessus
19 14 (0.30%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 420 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 285 (6.02%) Google
2 285 (6.02%) Oracle
3 277 (5.85%) VMware
4 181 (3.82%) Red Hat
5 173 (3.65%) Tableau
6 91 (1.92%) Splunk
7 82 (1.73%) Cisco
7 82 (1.73%) IBM
8 77 (1.63%) Atlassian
9 60 (1.27%) Databricks
10 50 (1.06%) SAP
11 41 (0.87%) Informatica
12 40 (0.84%) SaltStack
12 40 (0.84%) Teradata
13 34 (0.72%) HP
14 33 (0.70%) Alteryx
15 31 (0.65%) Cloudera
16 30 (0.63%) Juniper
16 30 (0.63%) Xamarin