Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Python Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 275 321
Rank change year-on-year +111 +46 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Developer 994 1,653 1,738
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.18% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.23% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,521 1,662
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £128,750 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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
England +108 940 £70,000 +7.69% 239
London +80 662 £80,000 +10.34% 140
UK excluding London +189 313 £50,000 -4.76% 111
South East +145 140 £50,000 -4.76% 28
Work from Home +40 111 £65,000 -7.14% 33
North of England +115 41 £55,000 - 17
Midlands +161 36 £55,000 +37.50% 9
West Midlands +131 33 £58,250 +19.49% 7
South West +147 31 £47,500 -17.39% 22
Yorkshire +134 23 £55,000 +22.22% 8
East of England +104 20 £60,000 +9.09% 23
Scotland +88 20 £55,000 - 9
Wales +36 15 £43,750 +2.94% 3
Northern Ireland +27 10 £31,500 -47.50%
North West +63 9 £53,750 -17.31% 6
North East - 9 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +88 3 £38,500 -3.75% 2

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 994 (100.00%) Python
2 384 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (38.03%) AWS
4 370 (37.22%) JavaScript
5 327 (32.90%) Finance
6 308 (30.99%) Software Engineering
7 299 (30.08%) Java
8 254 (25.55%) SQL
9 245 (24.65%) Django
10 240 (24.14%) Web Services
11 213 (21.43%) Front Office
11 213 (21.43%) React
12 211 (21.23%) Hedge funds
13 208 (20.93%) Docker
14 206 (20.72%) Derivative
15 193 (19.42%) Fixed Income
16 190 (19.11%) AngularJS
17 187 (18.81%) Vue.js
18 185 (18.61%) DevOps
18 185 (18.61%) Asset Management
19 169 (17.00%) Fintech
20 150 (15.09%) Linux
21 146 (14.69%) Investment Management
22 142 (14.29%) Flask
23 135 (13.58%) Azure
24 130 (13.08%) PostgreSQL
25 126 (12.68%) HTML
25 126 (12.68%) Git (software)
26 115 (11.57%) Serverless
27 114 (11.47%) Kubernetes

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 26 (2.62%) Apache
2 25 (2.52%) Confluence
3 20 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.51%) nginx
5 14 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.60%) Gunicorn
7 6 (0.60%) Tornado
8 5 (0.50%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.40%) Drupal
9 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.30%) Pachyderm
10 3 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.20%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.20%) Luigi
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.10%) Inkscape
2 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Magento
1 4 (0.40%) Odoo
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 378 (38.03%) AWS
2 135 (13.58%) Azure
3 115 (11.57%) Serverless
4 91 (9.15%) AWS Lambda
4 91 (9.15%) GCP
5 72 (7.24%) Amazon S3
6 61 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (4.33%) GitHub
8 39 (3.92%) SaaS
9 18 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.80%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.50%) PaaS
15 4 (0.40%) AWS Step Functions
16 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
17 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.71%) HTTP
2 9 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.50%) Firewall
5 2 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) 802.11
6 1 (0.10%) Broadband
6 1 (0.10%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.10%) DSL
6 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.10%) H.323
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.10%) Internet
6 1 (0.10%) IPv4
6 1 (0.10%) IPv6
6 1 (0.10%) Telnet
6 1 (0.10%) VoIP
6 1 (0.10%) Wireless
6 1 (0.10%) WLAN
6 1 (0.10%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.08%) PostgreSQL
2 81 (8.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 60 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 60 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 55 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 49 (4.93%) MySQL
6 32 (3.22%) SQL Server
7 27 (2.72%) Big Data
8 15 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.51%) Redis
9 9 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (0.91%) BigQuery
10 8 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.80%) Power BI
11 7 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
11 7 (0.70%) KDB
11 7 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 126 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.42%) JIRA
4 24 (2.41%) Selenium
5 12 (1.21%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.21%) RStudio
6 10 (1.01%) GitLab
7 8 (0.80%) CircleCI
7 8 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.80%) webpack
8 5 (0.50%) Subversion
9 4 (0.40%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.40%) Pylint
9 4 (0.40%) Sourcetree
9 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.30%) ESLint
10 3 (0.30%) Maven
10 3 (0.30%) PyCharm
11 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 327 (32.90%) Finance
2 213 (21.43%) Front Office
3 97 (9.76%) Banking
4 81 (8.15%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.62%) Games
6 25 (2.52%) Marketing
7 17 (1.71%) Law
8 14 (1.41%) Advertising
9 9 (0.91%) Back Office
10 8 (0.80%) Retail
11 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.70%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.10%) Legal
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (24.65%) Django
2 240 (24.14%) Web Services
3 213 (21.43%) React
4 190 (19.11%) AngularJS
5 187 (18.81%) Vue.js
6 142 (14.29%) Flask
7 126 (12.68%) HTML
8 105 (10.56%) CSS
9 84 (8.45%) Pandas
10 80 (8.05%) REST
11 75 (7.55%) RESTful
12 74 (7.44%) NumPy
13 68 (6.84%) Node.js
14 32 (3.22%) .NET
15 31 (3.12%) SciPy
16 28 (2.82%) jQuery
17 27 (2.72%) Kafka
18 25 (2.52%) GraphQL
18 25 (2.52%) JSON
18 25 (2.52%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 211 (21.23%) Hedge funds
2 206 (20.72%) Derivative
3 193 (19.42%) Fixed Income
4 105 (10.56%) Equities
5 98 (9.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (3.42%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.62%) Data Structures
10 25 (2.52%) User Experience
11 19 (1.91%) Credit Derivative
12 18 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.21%) NHS
14 10 (1.01%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.70%) Cloud Native
16 7 (0.70%) Cyberattack
16 7 (0.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 6 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
17 6 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 150 (15.09%) Linux
2 21 (2.11%) Ubuntu
3 17 (1.71%) CentOS
4 14 (1.41%) Unix
5 7 (0.70%) Android
6 4 (0.40%) Windows
7 2 (0.20%) Fedora
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (30.99%) Software Engineering
3 185 (18.61%) Asset Management
3 185 (18.61%) DevOps
4 169 (17.00%) Fintech
5 146 (14.69%) Investment Management
6 107 (10.76%) TDD
7 103 (10.36%) Machine Learning
8 90 (9.05%) Computer Science
9 80 (8.05%) Microservices
10 72 (7.24%) Analytics
10 72 (7.24%) Mathematics
11 68 (6.84%) Artificial Intelligence
12 60 (6.04%) Mentoring
12 60 (6.04%) OO
13 51 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (4.73%) Web Development
15 45 (4.53%) BDD
16 44 (4.43%) Scrum
17 41 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 994 (100.00%) Python
2 370 (37.22%) JavaScript
3 299 (30.08%) Java
4 254 (25.55%) SQL
5 86 (8.65%) C#
6 79 (7.95%) C++
7 74 (7.44%) Kotlin
8 62 (6.24%) R
9 53 (5.33%) TypeScript
10 44 (4.43%) PHP
11 38 (3.82%) C
12 33 (3.32%) Go
13 20 (2.01%) Ruby
14 14 (1.41%) PowerShell
15 13 (1.31%) Rust
16 9 (0.91%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.80%) Scala
17 8 (0.80%) VBA
18 4 (0.40%) Clojure
18 4 (0.40%) ES6
Qualifications
1 90 (9.05%) Degree
2 44 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.60%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.50%) PhD
6 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.70%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) MiFID
2 3 (0.30%) UCITS
3 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.20%) EMIR
3 2 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.10%) Basel III
4 1 (0.10%) HL7
4 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 208 (20.93%) Docker
2 7 (0.70%) Squid
3 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.40%) LXC
5 1 (0.10%) HDFS
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) KVM
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 114 (11.47%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.81%) Ansible
3 14 (1.41%) Terraform
4 10 (1.01%) Puppet
5 6 (0.60%) Kibana
5 6 (0.60%) logstash
6 3 (0.30%) Packer
6 3 (0.30%) Rancher
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) Control-M
8 1 (0.10%) Graylog
8 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (6.34%) Google
2 21 (2.11%) Oracle
3 14 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.01%) Splunk
5 7 (0.70%) Tableau
6 4 (0.40%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.40%) Zend
7 3 (0.30%) Apple
7 3 (0.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.30%) VMware
8 2 (0.20%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.20%) Databricks
8 2 (0.20%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.10%) FactSet
9 1 (0.10%) HP
9 1 (0.10%) New Relic
9 1 (0.10%) StreamSets
9 1 (0.10%) Sybase
9 1 (0.10%) Twitter