Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Developer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 281 223 312
Rank change year-on-year -58 +89 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Developer 1,335 1,068 1,581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.55% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.63% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 908 1,345
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £49,688 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £124,250 £113,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 102,996 65,562 138,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.01% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,214 53,513 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -70 1,215 £75,000 +7.14% 288
London -58 875 £80,000 +6.67% 200
UK excluding London -94 364 £57,500 +15.00% 99
Work from Home -54 343 £75,000 +30.43% 85
South East -111 132 £60,000 +25.00% 25
North of England -18 86 £50,000 -9.09% 17
Midlands -81 45 £60,000 +14.29% 9
North West -29 42 £47,500 +5.56% 8
West Midlands -64 37 £60,000 +4.35% 7
Yorkshire -53 36 £62,500 +8.70% 9
South West -76 33 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Scotland -69 27 £52,500 +5.00% 9
East of England -18 25 £55,000 - 22
North East -16 8 £45,000 +2.86%
Wales -24 8 £42,500 - 2
Northern Ireland -43 8 £50,000 +58.73% 3
East Midlands -49 6 £41,250 -8.33% 2

Python Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,335 (100.00%) Python
2 588 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (38.65%) AWS
4 497 (37.23%) Software Engineering
5 469 (35.13%) Django
6 437 (32.73%) Finance
7 409 (30.64%) JavaScript
8 397 (29.74%) Docker
9 388 (29.06%) SQL
10 341 (25.54%) React
11 313 (23.45%) Java
12 309 (23.15%) Full Stack Development
13 273 (20.45%) Web Services
14 230 (17.23%) Flask
15 228 (17.08%) AngularJS
16 216 (16.18%) PostgreSQL
17 215 (16.10%) Kubernetes
18 213 (15.96%) Vue.js
19 212 (15.88%) Derivative
20 200 (14.98%) Azure
20 200 (14.98%) Microservices
21 199 (14.91%) Front Office
22 198 (14.83%) Hedge funds
23 191 (14.31%) Asset Management
24 178 (13.33%) Analytics
25 172 (12.88%) Serverless
26 169 (12.66%) Fixed Income
27 168 (12.58%) Equities
28 167 (12.51%) AWS Lambda
29 165 (12.36%) Git (software)

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
1 105 (7.87%) Apache
2 61 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 30 (2.25%) Apache Airflow
5 25 (1.87%) nginx
6 21 (1.57%) CMS
7 17 (1.27%) Confluence
8 8 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.30%) Drupal
11 3 (0.22%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.22%) Kentico
11 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.15%) WordPress
13 1 (0.075%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.075%) FormScape
13 1 (0.075%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.075%) Luigi
13 1 (0.075%) Tornado
13 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.075%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.075%) GIMP
3 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.075%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.075%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.15%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.075%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.075%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 516 (38.65%) AWS
2 200 (14.98%) Azure
3 172 (12.88%) Serverless
4 167 (12.51%) AWS Lambda
5 151 (11.31%) GCP
6 140 (10.49%) Amazon EC2
7 110 (8.24%) Amazon S3
8 72 (5.39%) Amazon ECS
9 58 (4.34%) SaaS
10 41 (3.07%) GitHub
11 21 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.50%) Slack
13 14 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
14 13 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (0.97%) npm
15 11 (0.82%) Amazon Alexa
15 11 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 10 (0.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.27%) HTTP
2 11 (0.82%) Broadband
3 10 (0.75%) SSL
4 8 (0.60%) 5G
5 7 (0.52%) Firewall
6 6 (0.45%) SSH
7 5 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.30%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.22%) H.323
9 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.22%) Network Security
9 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.075%) DNS
10 1 (0.075%) Internet
10 1 (0.075%) LAN
10 1 (0.075%) Skype
10 1 (0.075%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.075%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (16.18%) PostgreSQL
2 115 (8.61%) Relational Database
3 108 (8.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 97 (7.27%) MySQL
5 86 (6.44%) SQL Server
6 77 (5.77%) Apache Ignite
7 68 (5.09%) NoSQL
8 66 (4.94%) Amazon Aurora
9 60 (4.49%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.92%) Amazon Athena
10 39 (2.92%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 29 (2.17%) Redis
13 27 (2.02%) Hadoop
14 26 (1.95%) Big Data
15 20 (1.50%) Apache Hive
15 20 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (1.20%) BigQuery
18 14 (1.05%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 165 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 37 (2.77%) GitLab
4 34 (2.55%) JIRA
5 16 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 15 (1.12%) PyCharm
7 14 (1.05%) Selenium
8 10 (0.75%) webpack
9 8 (0.60%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.52%) Pylint
10 7 (0.52%) Sourcetree
11 6 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.37%) Gatling
12 5 (0.37%) JMeter
12 5 (0.37%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.30%) NUnit
14 3 (0.22%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.22%) Cypress.io
14 3 (0.22%) Mocha
General
1 437 (32.73%) Finance
2 199 (14.91%) Front Office
3 140 (10.49%) Social Skills
4 110 (8.24%) Banking
5 45 (3.37%) Retail
6 43 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 41 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
8 34 (2.55%) Marketing
9 32 (2.40%) Public Sector
10 26 (1.95%) Automotive
11 25 (1.87%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.72%) Telecoms
13 22 (1.65%) Advertising
13 22 (1.65%) Electronics
14 21 (1.57%) Games
15 14 (1.05%) Law
16 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.52%) Legal
18 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (35.13%) Django
2 341 (25.54%) React
3 273 (20.45%) Web Services
4 230 (17.23%) Flask
5 228 (17.08%) AngularJS
6 213 (15.96%) Vue.js
7 157 (11.76%) REST
8 112 (8.39%) HTML
9 102 (7.64%) CSS
10 100 (7.49%) RESTful
11 89 (6.67%) SQLAlchemy
12 80 (5.99%) Kafka
13 74 (5.54%) Node.js
14 67 (5.02%) GraphQL
15 59 (4.42%) gRPC
15 59 (4.42%) Pandas
16 54 (4.04%) pytest
17 49 (3.67%) NumPy
18 42 (3.15%) Celery
19 40 (3.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 212 (15.88%) Derivative
2 198 (14.83%) Hedge funds
3 169 (12.66%) Fixed Income
4 168 (12.58%) Equities
5 108 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 77 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (4.57%) Algorithms
8 52 (3.90%) Pricing Data
9 47 (3.52%) Data Structures
10 46 (3.45%) Social Media
11 40 (3.00%) Mobile App
12 37 (2.77%) Legacy Systems
13 36 (2.70%) User Experience
14 24 (1.80%) Robotics
15 23 (1.72%) Market Risk
16 21 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
17 20 (1.50%) NHS
18 19 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
19 17 (1.27%) Industry 4.0
20 13 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 161 (12.06%) Linux
2 27 (2.02%) Unix
3 26 (1.95%) Ubuntu
4 14 (1.05%) Windows
5 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.45%) CentOS
7 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.22%) Android
8 3 (0.22%) Debian
9 1 (0.075%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (37.23%) Software Engineering
3 309 (23.15%) Full Stack Development
4 200 (14.98%) Microservices
5 191 (14.31%) Asset Management
6 178 (13.33%) Analytics
7 152 (11.39%) DevOps
8 131 (9.81%) Investment Management
9 119 (8.91%) Fintech
10 118 (8.84%) Data Science
11 115 (8.61%) TDD
12 110 (8.24%) Machine Learning
12 110 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
13 101 (7.57%) Artificial Intelligence
14 95 (7.12%) Computer Science
14 95 (7.12%) SDLC
15 90 (6.74%) Test Automation
16 85 (6.37%) OOP
17 84 (6.29%) Web Development
18 83 (6.22%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,335 (100.00%) Python
2 409 (30.64%) JavaScript
3 388 (29.06%) SQL
4 313 (23.45%) Java
5 115 (8.61%) TypeScript
6 92 (6.89%) Go
7 86 (6.44%) Scala
8 84 (6.29%) Kotlin
9 77 (5.77%) Clojure
10 74 (5.54%) C#
11 61 (4.57%) R
12 51 (3.82%) C++
13 44 (3.30%) PHP
14 34 (2.55%) C
15 29 (2.17%) ES6
16 27 (2.02%) Ruby
17 18 (1.35%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.90%) Perl
20 9 (0.67%) Rust
Qualifications
1 103 (7.72%) Degree
2 41 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.97%) Master's Degree
4 9 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.52%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.37%) PhD
7 4 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.15%) CFA
9 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.075%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.32%) QA
2 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.15%) GDPR
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 397 (29.74%) Docker
2 10 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (0.75%) etcd
3 9 (0.67%) Firmware
4 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.075%) NFS
Systems Management
1 215 (16.10%) Kubernetes
2 107 (8.01%) Terraform
3 37 (2.77%) Ansible
4 21 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 13 (0.97%) Istio
6 13 (0.97%) Puppet
7 11 (0.82%) Consul
8 10 (0.75%) Kibana
8 10 (0.75%) logstash
9 8 (0.60%) Rancher
10 6 (0.45%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.37%) Grafana
12 4 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.15%) Icinga
13 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.075%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (4.49%) Google
2 41 (3.07%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.85%) Oracle
4 36 (2.70%) Sybase
5 18 (1.35%) SAP
6 14 (1.05%) Splunk
6 14 (1.05%) VMware
7 8 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.52%) Netlify
9 6 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.37%) Facebook
10 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.37%) Zend
11 4 (0.30%) Apple
11 4 (0.30%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.30%) Instagram
12 3 (0.22%) Brio
12 3 (0.22%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco