Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Python Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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

Python Engineer
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 420 535
Rank change year-on-year +209 +115 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Engineer 779 962 859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 0.70% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.73% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 810 935 812
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £128,750 £101,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 47,265 131,763 157,991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39,109 105,399 127,161
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python Engineer over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 29 October 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 +203 751 £75,000 +3.45% 136
London +136 531 £80,000 +6.67% 87
UK excluding London +303 232 £52,500 +5.00% 57
Work from Home +35 110 £70,000 -3.45% 30
North of England +195 67 £52,500 -2.33% 19
South East +182 64 £57,500 +27.78% 8
Yorkshire +149 49 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Midlands +162 34 £55,000 -4.35% 6
West Midlands +144 31 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East of England +141 31 £55,000 -8.33% 12
South West +119 22 £47,500 -9.52% 4
North West +138 18 £52,500 -12.50% 9
Scotland +79 11 £60,000 - 5
Wales +53 4 £50,000 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +82 3 £35,000 -40.43% 3

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, Python Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 779 (100.00%) Python
2 402 (51.60%) AWS
3 366 (46.98%) Software Engineering
4 331 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
5 292 (37.48%) Java
6 272 (34.92%) Finance
7 265 (34.02%) JavaScript
8 232 (29.78%) DevOps
9 214 (27.47%) SQL
10 180 (23.11%) Front Office
11 169 (21.69%) Linux
12 166 (21.31%) React
13 161 (20.67%) Web Services
14 160 (20.54%) AngularJS
15 159 (20.41%) Asset Management
16 158 (20.28%) Hedge funds
17 157 (20.15%) Fixed Income
18 154 (19.77%) Serverless
19 149 (19.13%) Derivative
20 148 (19.00%) Fintech
21 147 (18.87%) Vue.js
22 145 (18.61%) AWS Lambda
23 143 (18.36%) Docker
24 119 (15.28%) TDD
25 117 (15.02%) Amazon S3
26 112 (14.38%) Kubernetes
27 109 (13.99%) GCP
28 107 (13.74%) Equities
29 106 (13.61%) Amazon EC2
30 105 (13.48%) Django

Python Engineer 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 45 (5.78%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.49%) Apache
3 29 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.21%) nginx
5 12 (1.54%) Confluence
6 10 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.16%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.03%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.64%) Luigi
10 3 (0.39%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.13%) Mule
12 1 (0.13%) Tornado
12 1 (0.13%) Traefik
Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 402 (51.60%) AWS
2 154 (19.77%) Serverless
3 145 (18.61%) AWS Lambda
4 117 (15.02%) Amazon S3
5 109 (13.99%) GCP
6 106 (13.61%) Amazon EC2
7 80 (10.27%) Azure
8 47 (6.03%) SaaS
9 42 (5.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
11 18 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (1.93%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 9 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (1.16%) OpenShift
17 8 (1.03%) GitHub
18 7 (0.90%) PaaS
19 6 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.41%) Firewall
2 11 (1.41%) HTTP
3 9 (1.16%) SAN
4 8 (1.03%) DNS
5 7 (0.90%) Internet
5 7 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.77%) BGP
6 6 (0.77%) FTP
6 6 (0.77%) OSPF
6 6 (0.77%) SMTP
6 6 (0.77%) SSH
7 5 (0.64%) MPLS
7 5 (0.64%) SNMP
8 4 (0.51%) H.323
8 4 (0.51%) Network Security
9 2 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.26%) Multicast
9 2 (0.26%) NAS
9 2 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 83 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (7.70%) NoSQL
4 57 (7.32%) Big Data
5 52 (6.68%) MongoDB
6 44 (5.65%) Redis
6 44 (5.65%) Relational Database
7 35 (4.49%) MySQL
8 31 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 26 (3.34%) SQL Server
10 21 (2.70%) Data Lake
11 17 (2.18%) BigQuery
12 15 (1.93%) Power BI
13 14 (1.80%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (1.41%) Amazon Athena
15 11 (1.41%) Apache Ignite
15 11 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 103 (13.22%) Jenkins
2 68 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.24%) JIRA
4 32 (4.11%) Subversion
5 28 (3.59%) Selenium
6 21 (2.70%) Mercurial
7 12 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.28%) Codeship
9 7 (0.90%) Appium
10 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.77%) JUnit
10 6 (0.77%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.51%) CircleCI
12 4 (0.51%) Maven
13 3 (0.39%) GitLab
13 3 (0.39%) Mockito
13 3 (0.39%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 272 (34.92%) Finance
2 180 (23.11%) Front Office
3 87 (11.17%) Banking
4 68 (8.73%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.80%) Marketing
6 13 (1.67%) Retail
7 12 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.16%) Advertising
8 9 (1.16%) Games
9 8 (1.03%) Law
10 6 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
12 4 (0.51%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) Back Office
14 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (21.31%) React
2 161 (20.67%) Web Services
3 160 (20.54%) AngularJS
4 147 (18.87%) Vue.js
5 105 (13.48%) Django
6 88 (11.30%) Flask
7 75 (9.63%) Node.js
8 48 (6.16%) REST
9 42 (5.39%) Pandas
10 38 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
11 34 (4.36%) NumPy
12 32 (4.11%) Kafka
13 29 (3.72%) Natural Language Processing
14 23 (2.95%) HTML
15 22 (2.82%) CSS
16 21 (2.70%) RESTful
17 16 (2.05%) SciPy
18 15 (1.93%) .NET
19 13 (1.67%) Spring
20 12 (1.54%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 158 (20.28%) Hedge funds
2 157 (20.15%) Fixed Income
3 149 (19.13%) Derivative
4 107 (13.74%) Equities
5 94 (12.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 48 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
8 35 (4.49%) Algorithms
9 26 (3.34%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.54%) NHS
11 9 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.03%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.03%) Robotics
12 8 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) User Experience
13 6 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 169 (21.69%) Linux
2 41 (5.26%) Unix
3 28 (3.59%) Windows
4 9 (1.16%) CentOS
5 8 (1.03%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.39%) Fedora
8 2 (0.26%) Android
8 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.26%) Solaris
8 2 (0.26%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (46.98%) Software Engineering
2 331 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (29.78%) DevOps
4 159 (20.41%) Asset Management
5 148 (19.00%) Fintech
6 119 (15.28%) TDD
7 98 (12.58%) Machine Learning
8 92 (11.81%) Microservices
9 89 (11.42%) Investment Management
10 88 (11.30%) Test Automation
11 77 (9.88%) Data Science
12 69 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (8.73%) Analytics
13 68 (8.73%) OO
14 66 (8.47%) Artificial Intelligence
15 62 (7.96%) Computer Science
16 60 (7.70%) Mentoring
17 55 (7.06%) Open Source
18 52 (6.68%) BDD
19 45 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 779 (100.00%) Python
2 292 (37.48%) Java
3 265 (34.02%) JavaScript
4 214 (27.47%) SQL
5 99 (12.71%) C++
6 84 (10.78%) C#
7 83 (10.65%) Kotlin
8 63 (8.09%) TypeScript
9 44 (5.65%) Scala
10 35 (4.49%) Go
11 32 (4.11%) R
12 24 (3.08%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.95%) C
14 22 (2.82%) PHP
15 15 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.80%) Perl
17 11 (1.41%) Clojure
18 10 (1.28%) Ruby
19 8 (1.03%) Java 8
19 8 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (12.07%) Degree
2 30 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.41%) PhD
6 5 (0.64%) CCNA
6 5 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.51%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.39%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) CCIE
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.13%) RHCE
10 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.21%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) NIST
3 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.26%) FINRA
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 143 (18.36%) Docker
2 10 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.51%) KVM
3 4 (0.51%) RHEV
4 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.26%) Btrfs
5 2 (0.26%) Ceph
5 2 (0.26%) DRBD
5 2 (0.26%) LXC
5 2 (0.26%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) Microcode
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) zsh
Systems Management
1 112 (14.38%) Kubernetes
2 87 (11.17%) Ansible
3 68 (8.73%) Terraform
4 47 (6.03%) Puppet
5 7 (0.90%) Oozie
5 7 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.77%) Grafana
6 6 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.51%) Control-M
8 2 (0.26%) Ambari
8 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.26%) logstash
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.26%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.26%) Salt
9 1 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.13%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 30 (3.85%) Google
2 19 (2.44%) Oracle
3 12 (1.54%) Splunk
4 11 (1.41%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.28%) VMware
6 9 (1.16%) EMC
6 9 (1.16%) Hitachi
6 9 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.03%) Cisco
8 6 (0.77%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.64%) Cloudera
9 5 (0.64%) Databricks
9 5 (0.64%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.64%) Sybase
9 5 (0.64%) Talend
10 4 (0.51%) Juniper
11 3 (0.39%) DoubleClick
11 3 (0.39%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.26%) Trayport