Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Python Developer
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 219 277 291
Rank change year-on-year +58 +14 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,227 1,295 1,711
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.19% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,090 1,107 1,489
10th Percentile £42,475 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £112,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Python Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Python Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python Developer.

Salary trend for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python Developer over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Python Developer in the UK

Python Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 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
England +51 1,130 £70,000 +3.70% 273
London +52 791 £79,250 +5.67% 180
UK excluding London +106 371 £55,000 +10.00% 102
Work from Home +22 257 £62,500 -3.85% 62
South East +27 121 £57,500 +15.00% 18
North of England +75 80 £57,500 +15.00% 23
South West +45 53 £55,000 +4.76% 18
Midlands +57 51 £62,500 +31.58% 16
West Midlands +49 43 £67,500 +50.00% 11
North West +47 42 £57,500 +43.75% 13
Yorkshire +19 32 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Scotland +17 32 £47,500 +5.56% 7
East of England +67 25 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Wales +38 8 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +12 6 £35,750 -24.74% 5
North East - 6 £46,250 - 1
Northern Ireland -2 1 £50,000 -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, Python Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Python Developer in the job title.

1 1,227 (100.00%) Python
2 453 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
3 436 (35.53%) AWS
4 393 (32.03%) Finance
5 392 (31.95%) JavaScript
6 380 (30.97%) SQL
7 373 (30.40%) Django
8 348 (28.36%) Software Engineering
9 309 (25.18%) Docker
10 266 (21.68%) React
11 252 (20.54%) Java
12 248 (20.21%) Flask
13 232 (18.91%) PostgreSQL
14 206 (16.79%) Kubernetes
15 203 (16.54%) Web Services
16 185 (15.08%) Fintech
17 184 (15.00%) Azure
18 182 (14.83%) AngularJS
19 181 (14.75%) Vue.js
20 167 (13.61%) Linux
21 166 (13.53%) Microservices
22 164 (13.37%) Derivative
23 160 (13.04%) Git (software)
24 156 (12.71%) DevOps
25 153 (12.47%) Analytics
25 153 (12.47%) Front Office
26 149 (12.14%) GCP
27 141 (11.49%) TDD
28 140 (11.41%) Computer Science
29 139 (11.33%) HTML

Python Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 74 (6.03%) Apache
2 63 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 53 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (2.28%) Apache Airflow
5 22 (1.79%) Confluence
6 16 (1.30%) nginx
7 14 (1.14%) CMS
8 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.57%) Drupal
10 5 (0.41%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.24%) Kentico
11 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.16%) Tornado
12 2 (0.16%) WordPress
13 1 (0.081%) FormScape
13 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.081%) uWSGI
13 1 (0.081%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.24%) Sketch
2 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.081%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.081%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.33%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.081%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.081%) MoSes
3 1 (0.081%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 436 (35.53%) AWS
2 184 (15.00%) Azure
3 149 (12.14%) GCP
4 109 (8.88%) Serverless
5 101 (8.23%) AWS Lambda
6 80 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
7 77 (6.28%) SaaS
8 70 (5.70%) Amazon S3
9 58 (4.73%) GitHub
10 38 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
11 21 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
12 19 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 12 (0.98%) Amazon Alexa
14 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.98%) Power Platform
15 11 (0.90%) Firebase
15 11 (0.90%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.73%) Amazon Cognito
17 7 (0.57%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.91%) HTTP
2 24 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.57%) SSL
3 7 (0.57%) Wireshark
4 6 (0.49%) Firewall
4 6 (0.49%) H.323
4 6 (0.49%) Network Security
5 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.41%) Internet
5 5 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.081%) Broadband
7 1 (0.081%) DHCP
7 1 (0.081%) LAN
7 1 (0.081%) Skype
7 1 (0.081%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (18.91%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (9.94%) Relational Database
3 108 (8.80%) MySQL
4 93 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 80 (6.52%) SQL Server
6 71 (5.79%) MongoDB
7 51 (4.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 46 (3.75%) Hadoop
9 42 (3.42%) Redis
10 39 (3.18%) Apache Hive
11 37 (3.02%) RDBMS
12 31 (2.53%) Apache Ignite
13 26 (2.12%) Amazon Aurora
14 23 (1.87%) Big Data
15 12 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.98%) Power BI
16 10 (0.81%) BigQuery
16 10 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 160 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 70 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 41 (3.34%) JIRA
4 33 (2.69%) GitLab
5 25 (2.04%) Selenium
6 13 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.98%) Pylint
7 12 (0.98%) Sourcetree
8 10 (0.81%) Subversion
9 9 (0.73%) CircleCI
10 8 (0.65%) NUnit
11 7 (0.57%) webpack
12 6 (0.49%) Hudson
13 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.41%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.33%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.24%) Maven
15 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
16 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
General
1 393 (32.03%) Finance
2 153 (12.47%) Front Office
3 78 (6.36%) Banking
4 53 (4.32%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.44%) Games
5 30 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.44%) Marketing
5 30 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.79%) Electronics
8 21 (1.71%) Retail
9 14 (1.14%) Law
10 12 (0.98%) Advertising
11 7 (0.57%) Legal
12 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.081%) Automotive
14 1 (0.081%) Back Office
14 1 (0.081%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (30.40%) Django
2 266 (21.68%) React
3 248 (20.21%) Flask
4 203 (16.54%) Web Services
5 182 (14.83%) AngularJS
6 181 (14.75%) Vue.js
7 139 (11.33%) HTML
8 137 (11.17%) REST
9 105 (8.56%) CSS
10 99 (8.07%) Pandas
11 87 (7.09%) Node.js
12 82 (6.68%) NumPy
13 78 (6.36%) Kafka
14 72 (5.87%) RESTful
15 66 (5.38%) SQLAlchemy
16 50 (4.07%) GraphQL
16 50 (4.07%) JSON
16 50 (4.07%) Shiny
17 48 (3.91%) .NET
18 38 (3.10%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 164 (13.37%) Derivative
2 137 (11.17%) Equities
3 133 (10.84%) Hedge funds
4 113 (9.21%) Fixed Income
5 73 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
6 53 (4.32%) Algorithms
7 51 (4.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (3.83%) Mobile App
9 33 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (2.44%) Data Structures
10 30 (2.44%) User Experience
11 26 (2.12%) Pricing Data
12 23 (1.87%) Market Risk
13 14 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
15 9 (0.73%) Social Media
16 8 (0.65%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.61%) Linux
2 30 (2.44%) Unix
3 26 (2.12%) Android
4 10 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 10 (0.81%) Windows
5 8 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.49%) Debian
7 4 (0.33%) CentOS
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (28.36%) Software Engineering
3 185 (15.08%) Fintech
4 166 (13.53%) Microservices
5 156 (12.71%) DevOps
6 153 (12.47%) Analytics
7 141 (11.49%) TDD
8 140 (11.41%) Computer Science
9 107 (8.72%) Machine Learning
10 92 (7.50%) Investment Management
11 80 (6.52%) Asset Management
12 78 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (6.36%) Web Development
13 71 (5.79%) OO
14 66 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 65 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 64 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (5.05%) OOP
18 61 (4.97%) BDD
19 60 (4.89%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,227 (100.00%) Python
2 392 (31.95%) JavaScript
3 380 (30.97%) SQL
4 252 (20.54%) Java
5 107 (8.72%) C#
6 78 (6.36%) C++
7 71 (5.79%) R
8 70 (5.70%) TypeScript
9 61 (4.97%) PHP
10 56 (4.56%) Go
11 50 (4.07%) Kotlin
12 34 (2.77%) Scala
13 32 (2.61%) Clojure
14 23 (1.87%) Ruby
15 20 (1.63%) C
16 16 (1.30%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.22%) ES6
18 14 (1.14%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.81%) Shell Script
20 9 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 124 (10.11%) Degree
2 66 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.98%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.41%) PhD
7 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.081%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.081%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.85%) QA
2 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 309 (25.18%) Docker
2 12 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.73%) KVM
4 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.24%) Firmware
7 1 (0.081%) Samba
7 1 (0.081%) Squid
Systems Management
1 206 (16.79%) Kubernetes
2 80 (6.52%) Terraform
3 35 (2.85%) Puppet
4 23 (1.87%) Ansible
5 12 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (0.57%) Grafana
7 5 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.24%) Zipkin
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) Icinga
9 2 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.081%) Consul
10 1 (0.081%) Kibana
10 1 (0.081%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (4.89%) Google
2 44 (3.59%) Oracle
3 29 (2.36%) Sybase
4 25 (2.04%) SAP
5 18 (1.47%) Apple
6 16 (1.30%) Microsoft
6 16 (1.30%) Splunk
7 15 (1.22%) VMware
8 8 (0.65%) Adobe
8 8 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.49%) Databricks
10 5 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.41%) Facebook
11 4 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.24%) Netlify
12 3 (0.24%) PagerDuty
12 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.16%) Birst
13 2 (0.16%) Twitter
14 1 (0.081%) SaltStack