Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 257 313
Rank change year-on-year +90 +56 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,269 1,586 1,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.26% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.32% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,353 1,486 1,653
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +13.04% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £128,750 £112,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 January 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 20 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
England +81 1,181 £70,000 +3.70% 225
London +72 840 £80,000 +6.67% 146
UK excluding London +158 385 £52,500 - 93
Work from Home -5 217 £65,000 +1.96% 55
South East +85 136 £55,000 - 19
North of England +66 68 £55,000 +10.00% 20
South West +88 46 £47,500 -17.39% 11
Midlands +104 44 £58,750 +23.68% 10
West Midlands +104 40 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Scotland +50 38 £47,500 -13.64% 12
East of England +98 33 £50,000 -4.76% 18
Yorkshire +52 32 £60,000 +33.33% 8
North West +49 23 £58,750 -2.08% 11
Wales +58 20 £50,000 - 3
North East - 13 £46,750 - 1
East Midlands +54 4 £39,250 -17.37% 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,269 (100.00%) Python
2 505 (39.80%) AWS
3 452 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
4 429 (33.81%) JavaScript
5 422 (33.25%) Finance
6 385 (30.34%) SQL
7 352 (27.74%) Django
8 331 (26.08%) Java
9 329 (25.93%) Software Engineering
10 312 (24.59%) Docker
11 284 (22.38%) React
12 237 (18.68%) Web Services
13 232 (18.28%) PostgreSQL
14 227 (17.89%) Vue.js
15 219 (17.26%) Derivative
16 218 (17.18%) Flask
17 213 (16.78%) Front Office
18 212 (16.71%) AngularJS
19 208 (16.39%) Linux
20 202 (15.92%) DevOps
21 195 (15.37%) Hedge funds
22 192 (15.13%) Fixed Income
23 186 (14.66%) Kubernetes
24 178 (14.03%) Fintech
25 177 (13.95%) Equities
26 165 (13.00%) Azure
27 160 (12.61%) Git (software)
28 156 (12.29%) Serverless
29 154 (12.14%) Asset Management
30 139 (10.95%) Machine Learning

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 61 (4.81%) Apache
2 36 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
4 27 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.42%) Confluence
5 18 (1.42%) nginx
6 8 (0.63%) Tornado
7 4 (0.32%) Drupal
7 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.24%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.24%) SAS
9 2 (0.16%) CMS
9 2 (0.16%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.16%) uWSGI
10 1 (0.079%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.079%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.079%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 18 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.16%) Sketch
3 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Odoo
2 4 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.079%) Magento
4 1 (0.079%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 505 (39.80%) AWS
2 165 (13.00%) Azure
3 156 (12.29%) Serverless
4 138 (10.87%) GCP
5 130 (10.24%) AWS Lambda
6 117 (9.22%) Amazon S3
7 99 (7.80%) Amazon EC2
8 78 (6.15%) SaaS
9 56 (4.41%) GitHub
10 21 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (0.95%) Power Platform
14 9 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.71%) Firebase
14 9 (0.71%) Google App Engine
15 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (0.47%) Amazon Cognito
18 5 (0.39%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.78%) HTTP
2 31 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.55%) Firewall
4 6 (0.47%) H.323
4 6 (0.47%) Network Security
4 6 (0.47%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.16%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.079%) 802.11
7 1 (0.079%) Broadband
7 1 (0.079%) DHCP
7 1 (0.079%) DOCSIS
7 1 (0.079%) DSL
7 1 (0.079%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.079%) IPv4
7 1 (0.079%) IPv6
7 1 (0.079%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (18.28%) PostgreSQL
2 102 (8.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 94 (7.41%) MySQL
4 92 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 74 (5.83%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 42 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 41 (3.23%) Redis
8 38 (2.99%) Big Data
9 22 (1.73%) Apache Ignite
10 16 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.02%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.95%) Power BI
13 10 (0.79%) BigQuery
14 9 (0.71%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.55%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 160 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 77 (6.07%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.07%) JIRA
4 29 (2.29%) Selenium
5 26 (2.05%) GitLab
6 17 (1.34%) Subversion
7 14 (1.10%) CircleCI
8 11 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.55%) Hudson
9 7 (0.55%) Pylint
9 7 (0.55%) Sourcetree
10 6 (0.47%) webpack
11 4 (0.32%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.24%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.24%) ESLint
12 3 (0.24%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.24%) Storybook
12 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 422 (33.25%) Finance
2 213 (16.78%) Front Office
3 87 (6.86%) Banking
4 56 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.23%) Games
6 35 (2.76%) Public Sector
7 29 (2.29%) Marketing
8 14 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.02%) Advertising
9 13 (1.02%) Law
10 10 (0.79%) Retail
11 6 (0.47%) Electronics
11 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.079%) Automotive
14 1 (0.079%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (27.74%) Django
2 284 (22.38%) React
3 237 (18.68%) Web Services
4 227 (17.89%) Vue.js
5 218 (17.18%) Flask
6 212 (16.71%) AngularJS
7 138 (10.87%) HTML
8 122 (9.61%) NumPy
9 113 (8.90%) Pandas
10 110 (8.67%) REST
11 96 (7.57%) CSS
12 82 (6.46%) Node.js
13 64 (5.04%) RESTful
14 62 (4.89%) JSON
15 51 (4.02%) SQLAlchemy
16 46 (3.62%) .NET
17 44 (3.47%) Kafka
18 40 (3.15%) GraphQL
18 40 (3.15%) Shiny
19 30 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 219 (17.26%) Derivative
2 195 (15.37%) Hedge funds
3 192 (15.13%) Fixed Income
4 177 (13.95%) Equities
5 110 (8.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 78 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (3.39%) Algorithms
8 36 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
11 15 (1.18%) User Experience
12 14 (1.10%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.55%) Life Science
15 7 (0.55%) Xbox
16 6 (0.47%) NHS
16 6 (0.47%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 208 (16.39%) Linux
2 31 (2.44%) Unix
3 27 (2.13%) Android
4 19 (1.50%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.10%) CentOS
6 7 (0.55%) Windows
7 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.16%) Debian
8 2 (0.16%) Fedora
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (25.93%) Software Engineering
3 202 (15.92%) DevOps
4 178 (14.03%) Fintech
5 154 (12.14%) Asset Management
6 139 (10.95%) Machine Learning
7 138 (10.87%) Analytics
8 136 (10.72%) TDD
9 125 (9.85%) Microservices
10 121 (9.54%) Computer Science
11 117 (9.22%) Investment Management
12 75 (5.91%) Mentoring
13 73 (5.75%) OO
14 69 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
15 64 (5.04%) BDD
16 63 (4.96%) Test Automation
17 62 (4.89%) Unit Testing
18 61 (4.81%) Artificial Intelligence
18 61 (4.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,269 (100.00%) Python
2 429 (33.81%) JavaScript
3 385 (30.34%) SQL
4 331 (26.08%) Java
5 106 (8.35%) Kotlin
6 103 (8.12%) C#
7 101 (7.96%) C++
8 87 (6.86%) TypeScript
9 75 (5.91%) R
10 67 (5.28%) PHP
11 40 (3.15%) C
12 36 (2.84%) Go
13 26 (2.05%) Scala
14 23 (1.81%) Clojure
14 23 (1.81%) Ruby
15 22 (1.73%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.50%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.79%) ES6
19 9 (0.71%) Rust
Qualifications
1 108 (8.51%) Degree
2 70 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.47%) PhD
6 5 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.32%) Tableau Certification
8 1 (0.079%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.079%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.13%) QA
2 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.24%) EMIR
2 3 (0.24%) MiFID
3 2 (0.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.079%) GDPR
System Software
1 312 (24.59%) Docker
2 9 (0.71%) KVM
2 9 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.079%) LXC
5 1 (0.079%) Samba
5 1 (0.079%) Squid
Systems Management
1 186 (14.66%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.60%) Terraform
3 32 (2.52%) Puppet
4 19 (1.50%) Ansible
5 8 (0.63%) Grafana
6 6 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.24%) Rancher
8 3 (0.24%) Zipkin
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.16%) Salt
10 1 (0.079%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.079%) Kibana
Vendors
1 69 (5.44%) Google
2 26 (2.05%) Oracle
3 20 (1.58%) Microsoft
4 19 (1.50%) Apple
5 12 (0.95%) VMware
6 10 (0.79%) Splunk
7 9 (0.71%) Databricks
8 8 (0.63%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.55%) SAP
10 6 (0.47%) Adobe
11 5 (0.39%) Algorithmics
11 5 (0.39%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.39%) IBM
11 5 (0.39%) Sybase
12 3 (0.24%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.24%) PagerDuty
13 2 (0.16%) Greenplum
13 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.079%) Perforce
14 1 (0.079%) Reuters