Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 409 469
Rank change year-on-year +169 +60 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Engineer 851 911 946
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 952 871 935
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £121,250 £115,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -7.50%

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 61,254 119,371 145,594
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,680 96,629 117,878
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 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 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Python Engineer in the UK

Python Engineer
Top 16 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 25 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 +158 821 £72,500 - 148
London +110 552 £77,500 -3.13% 97
UK excluding London +216 258 £55,000 +10.00% 58
Work from Home +26 165 £70,000 -3.45% 44
North of England +130 78 £52,500 -4.55% 12
East of England +129 58 £60,000 - 13
South East +113 52 £57,500 +15.00% 21
Midlands +104 44 £72,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +52 42 £52,500 -4.55% 5
West Midlands +101 40 £75,000 +25.00% 1
North West +111 36 £52,500 -4.55% 7
South West +52 16 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +10 8 £48,750 +14.71% 6
East Midlands +49 4 £37,500 -31.82%
Wales +40 2 £43,250 -8.95% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 851 (100.00%) Python
2 413 (48.53%) AWS
3 405 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
4 377 (44.30%) Software Engineering
5 310 (36.43%) SQL
6 302 (35.49%) Java
7 256 (30.08%) DevOps
8 254 (29.85%) Finance
9 253 (29.73%) JavaScript
10 172 (20.21%) Degree
11 170 (19.98%) TDD
11 170 (19.98%) Serverless
12 168 (19.74%) Docker
13 167 (19.62%) Linux
14 163 (19.15%) AWS Lambda
15 153 (17.98%) Front Office
16 150 (17.63%) Fintech
17 141 (16.57%) C#
18 140 (16.45%) PostgreSQL
19 138 (16.22%) Microservices
19 138 (16.22%) Test Automation
19 138 (16.22%) React
20 135 (15.86%) GCP
21 134 (15.75%) Web Services
22 131 (15.39%) Asset Management
23 128 (15.04%) Django
24 127 (14.92%) Hedge funds
25 126 (14.81%) Fixed Income
26 125 (14.69%) Kubernetes
27 121 (14.22%) AngularJS

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 62 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (6.11%) Apache
3 47 (5.52%) nginx
4 42 (4.94%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.53%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.29%) Luigi
8 6 (0.71%) Confluence
9 4 (0.47%) Tornado
10 3 (0.35%) Apache Synapse
10 3 (0.35%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 413 (48.53%) AWS
2 170 (19.98%) Serverless
3 163 (19.15%) AWS Lambda
4 135 (15.86%) GCP
5 114 (13.40%) Amazon S3
6 106 (12.46%) Azure
7 103 (12.10%) Amazon EC2
8 74 (8.70%) SaaS
9 36 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (2.59%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (2.35%) Power Platform
13 18 (2.12%) Amazon ECS
14 13 (1.53%) Amazon Kinesis
15 11 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (1.06%) GitHub
17 9 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 8 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
19 6 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.53%) DNS
2 13 (1.53%) HTTP
3 10 (1.18%) Firewall
3 10 (1.18%) Internet
4 8 (0.94%) FTP
4 8 (0.94%) SMTP
4 8 (0.94%) SSH
5 3 (0.35%) Multicast
5 3 (0.35%) Network Security
5 3 (0.35%) SNMP
5 3 (0.35%) SSL
5 3 (0.35%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.24%) BGP
6 2 (0.24%) DHCP
6 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.24%) MPLS
6 2 (0.24%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.24%) OSPF
7 1 (0.12%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (16.45%) PostgreSQL
2 103 (12.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 88 (10.34%) MongoDB
4 85 (9.99%) NoSQL
5 71 (8.34%) Redis
6 64 (7.52%) Relational Database
7 49 (5.76%) Big Data
8 33 (3.88%) SQL Server
9 28 (3.29%) MySQL
10 22 (2.59%) Apache Ignite
10 22 (2.59%) Data Lake
11 20 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (2.35%) Hadoop
11 20 (2.35%) Power BI
12 17 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (2.00%) BigQuery
13 16 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.41%) Amazon Athena
15 11 (1.29%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 112 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.99%) Subversion
4 42 (4.94%) JIRA
5 40 (4.70%) Mercurial
6 35 (4.11%) Selenium
7 16 (1.88%) GitLab
8 11 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.29%) Travis CI
9 10 (1.18%) NUnit
10 8 (0.94%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.71%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.59%) Appium
12 5 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.59%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.47%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.35%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.24%) Codeship
General
1 254 (29.85%) Finance
2 153 (17.98%) Front Office
3 74 (8.70%) Banking
4 53 (6.23%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.06%) Marketing
6 23 (2.70%) Law
7 20 (2.35%) Public Sector
8 16 (1.88%) Retail
9 14 (1.65%) Games
10 13 (1.53%) Electronics
11 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.06%) Publishing
12 8 (0.94%) Advertising
12 8 (0.94%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.71%) Automotive
14 3 (0.35%) Military
15 2 (0.24%) Legal
15 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.22%) React
2 134 (15.75%) Web Services
3 128 (15.04%) Django
4 121 (14.22%) AngularJS
5 114 (13.40%) Vue.js
6 106 (12.46%) Flask
7 95 (11.16%) Node.js
8 88 (10.34%) REST
9 60 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
10 38 (4.47%) Kafka
11 36 (4.23%) Pandas
12 33 (3.88%) .NET
13 28 (3.29%) NumPy
14 25 (2.94%) HTML
15 21 (2.47%) .NET Core
15 21 (2.47%) CSS
16 17 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
16 17 (2.00%) SciPy
17 16 (1.88%) HTML5
18 13 (1.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 127 (14.92%) Hedge funds
2 126 (14.81%) Fixed Income
3 118 (13.87%) Derivative
4 108 (12.69%) Equities
5 97 (11.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 52 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (4.70%) Algorithms
9 30 (3.53%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.88%) NHS
12 15 (1.76%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.29%) Market Risk
14 11 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 9 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (1.06%) User Experience
17 8 (0.94%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 167 (19.62%) Linux
2 39 (4.58%) Unix
3 21 (2.47%) Windows
4 7 (0.82%) CentOS
4 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.35%) Fedora
7 2 (0.24%) Android
7 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.24%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (47.59%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (44.30%) Software Engineering
3 256 (30.08%) DevOps
4 170 (19.98%) TDD
5 150 (17.63%) Fintech
6 138 (16.22%) Microservices
6 138 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 131 (15.39%) Asset Management
8 120 (14.10%) Machine Learning
9 101 (11.87%) Mentoring
10 99 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
11 98 (11.52%) Computer Science
12 86 (10.11%) Artificial Intelligence
12 86 (10.11%) BDD
13 81 (9.52%) OO
14 75 (8.81%) Analytics
15 72 (8.46%) Coaching
16 71 (8.34%) Data Science
17 70 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
18 66 (7.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 851 (100.00%) Python
2 310 (36.43%) SQL
3 302 (35.49%) Java
4 253 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 141 (16.57%) C#
6 112 (13.16%) C++
7 90 (10.58%) Kotlin
8 80 (9.40%) TypeScript
9 52 (6.11%) Go
10 45 (5.29%) Scala
11 30 (3.53%) R
12 27 (3.17%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.70%) C
13 23 (2.70%) PHP
14 22 (2.59%) Clojure
15 17 (2.00%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.76%) Perl
17 14 (1.65%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.53%) Ruby
19 6 (0.71%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 172 (20.21%) Degree
2 46 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.71%) PhD
6 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.35%) ISEB
7 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.35%) OSCE
7 3 (0.35%) OSCP
8 2 (0.24%) CCNA
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.24%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.70%) QA
2 10 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.82%) GDPR
4 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.47%) NIST
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) EMIR
6 1 (0.12%) FINRA
System Software
1 168 (19.74%) Docker
2 9 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.47%) KVM
3 4 (0.47%) RHEV
4 3 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Btrfs
5 2 (0.24%) Ceph
5 2 (0.24%) DRBD
5 2 (0.24%) Microcode
5 2 (0.24%) Xen
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 125 (14.69%) Kubernetes
2 102 (11.99%) Ansible
3 81 (9.52%) Terraform
4 55 (6.46%) Puppet
5 17 (2.00%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.18%) Grafana
7 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.94%) Oozie
9 7 (0.82%) Salt
10 5 (0.59%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.35%) Consul
11 3 (0.35%) linkerd
11 3 (0.35%) Zipkin
12 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.24%) Control-M
12 2 (0.24%) Kibana
12 2 (0.24%) logstash
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.24%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.12%) MIIS
Vendors
1 29 (3.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (2.82%) Google
3 20 (2.35%) Oracle
4 18 (2.12%) Databricks
5 10 (1.18%) Talend
5 10 (1.18%) VMware
6 8 (0.94%) Atlassian
6 8 (0.94%) TOWER Software
7 7 (0.82%) IBM
7 7 (0.82%) Sybase
8 5 (0.59%) SAP
9 4 (0.47%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.47%) Cisco
9 4 (0.47%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.47%) Dataiku
9 4 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.35%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.35%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.24%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com