Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 364 444
Rank change year-on-year +61 +80 +122
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Engineer 820 916 997
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.80% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.84% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 766 809 940
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +13.04%
75th Percentile £88,563 £95,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £118,750 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +62 783 £72,000 -4.00% 140
London +34 514 £77,500 -3.13% 95
UK excluding London +87 255 £55,000 +10.00% 48
Work from Home -18 166 £70,000 +12.00% 53
North of England +82 84 £52,500 -4.55% 5
East of England +99 65 £57,500 +9.52% 21
Midlands +62 45 £72,000 +30.91% 7
Yorkshire +15 43 £52,500 -4.55% 2
North West +67 41 £52,500 -12.50% 3
South East +18 41 £65,000 +30.00% 9
West Midlands +54 37 £72,000 +20.00% 6
South West -3 11 £51,250 +28.13% 3
East Midlands +14 8 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Scotland -7 7 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Wales +30 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 820 (100.00%) Python
2 400 (48.78%) AWS
3 342 (41.71%) Software Engineering
4 318 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 318 (38.78%) SQL
5 275 (33.54%) Java
6 251 (30.61%) DevOps
7 231 (28.17%) Finance
8 206 (25.12%) Docker
9 181 (22.07%) Microservices
10 173 (21.10%) JavaScript
11 165 (20.12%) PostgreSQL
12 164 (20.00%) Degree
13 162 (19.76%) GCP
14 161 (19.63%) Kubernetes
15 152 (18.54%) Serverless
16 149 (18.17%) Machine Learning
17 143 (17.44%) Git (software)
18 137 (16.71%) TDD
19 133 (16.22%) Linux
20 125 (15.24%) Azure
21 123 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
22 122 (14.88%) Terraform
23 119 (14.51%) Test Automation
24 118 (14.39%) C#
25 116 (14.15%) Fintech
26 111 (13.54%) Jenkins
27 108 (13.17%) Web Services
28 106 (12.93%) Computer Science
29 104 (12.68%) C++

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 86 (10.49%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (9.39%) Apache
3 59 (7.20%) Apache Spark
4 53 (6.46%) nginx
5 39 (4.76%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (1.71%) Luigi
7 9 (1.10%) Confluence
8 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.73%) Tornado
10 3 (0.37%) Apache Synapse
10 3 (0.37%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.12%) FormScape
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.12%) MoSes
2 1 (0.12%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 400 (48.78%) AWS
2 162 (19.76%) GCP
3 152 (18.54%) Serverless
4 125 (15.24%) Azure
5 123 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
6 80 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
7 68 (8.29%) Amazon S3
8 66 (8.05%) Amazon ECS
9 48 (5.85%) SaaS
10 26 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (2.68%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (2.56%) GitHub
14 20 (2.44%) Amazon Kinesis
15 19 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (1.59%) Power Platform
17 12 (1.46%) Azure Data Factory
18 10 (1.22%) Amazon EKS
18 10 (1.22%) Google App Engine
19 8 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.34%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.10%) DNS
3 8 (0.98%) Internet
4 7 (0.85%) SSH
5 6 (0.73%) FTP
5 6 (0.73%) HTTP
6 5 (0.61%) Multicast
6 5 (0.61%) SMTP
6 5 (0.61%) tcpdump
7 4 (0.49%) DSL
7 4 (0.49%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.49%) SSL
8 3 (0.37%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.12%) Firewall
10 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (20.12%) PostgreSQL
2 88 (10.73%) NoSQL
3 87 (10.61%) Redis
4 79 (9.63%) Relational Database
5 72 (8.78%) MongoDB
6 63 (7.68%) Big Data
7 61 (7.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 50 (6.10%) MySQL
9 43 (5.24%) SQL Server
10 41 (5.00%) BigQuery
11 37 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (4.02%) RDBMS
13 31 (3.78%) Apache Ignite
14 30 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (3.17%) Amazon Aurora
16 24 (2.93%) Data Lake
16 24 (2.93%) Tableau
17 20 (2.44%) Hadoop
18 13 (1.59%) Looker
18 13 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 143 (17.44%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.54%) Jenkins
3 53 (6.46%) JIRA
4 49 (5.98%) Subversion
5 46 (5.61%) GitLab
6 45 (5.49%) Mercurial
7 33 (4.02%) Artifactory
8 28 (3.41%) Selenium
9 13 (1.59%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.59%) Travis CI
10 11 (1.34%) CircleCI
11 8 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.85%) NUnit
13 6 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.73%) Cypress.io
13 6 (0.73%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.61%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.49%) Maven
15 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 231 (28.17%) Finance
2 66 (8.05%) Front Office
3 64 (7.80%) Banking
4 39 (4.76%) Marketing
5 28 (3.41%) Law
6 25 (3.05%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.68%) Electronics
8 20 (2.44%) Games
9 18 (2.20%) Investment Banking
10 17 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.95%) Retail
11 16 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.59%) Publishing
13 10 (1.22%) Advertising
14 8 (0.98%) Military
15 5 (0.61%) Automotive
16 2 (0.24%) Czech Language
16 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.24%) Legal
17 1 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (13.17%) Web Services
2 99 (12.07%) Django
3 94 (11.46%) React
4 88 (10.73%) Flask
5 78 (9.51%) REST
6 74 (9.02%) Node.js
7 67 (8.17%) AngularJS
8 61 (7.44%) Kafka
9 58 (7.07%) RabbitMQ
10 52 (6.34%) Vue.js
11 35 (4.27%) NumPy
12 34 (4.15%) Pandas
13 33 (4.02%) gRPC
14 26 (3.17%) .NET
15 24 (2.93%) HTML
16 19 (2.32%) CSS
16 19 (2.32%) RESTful
17 18 (2.20%) .NET Core
17 18 (2.20%) Spring
18 17 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.39%) Hedge funds
2 60 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (6.22%) Derivative
4 49 (5.98%) Fixed Income
5 47 (5.73%) Equities
6 42 (5.12%) Algorithms
6 42 (5.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 39 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (3.17%) Pricing Data
9 24 (2.93%) Data Structures
10 22 (2.68%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.32%) Cloud Native
12 18 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.34%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.34%) NHS
14 11 (1.34%) User Experience
15 9 (1.10%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.73%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 133 (16.22%) Linux
2 28 (3.41%) Unix
3 25 (3.05%) Windows
4 8 (0.98%) CentOS
5 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.24%) Android
7 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (41.71%) Software Engineering
2 318 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (30.61%) DevOps
4 181 (22.07%) Microservices
5 149 (18.17%) Machine Learning
6 137 (16.71%) TDD
7 119 (14.51%) Test Automation
8 116 (14.15%) Fintech
9 106 (12.93%) Computer Science
10 101 (12.32%) Asset Management
11 94 (11.46%) Analytics
12 93 (11.34%) Mentoring
13 92 (11.22%) Artificial Intelligence
14 91 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
15 90 (10.98%) Data Science
16 89 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
17 85 (10.37%) Data Engineering
18 74 (9.02%) OO
19 73 (8.90%) BDD
19 73 (8.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 820 (100.00%) Python
2 318 (38.78%) SQL
3 275 (33.54%) Java
4 173 (21.10%) JavaScript
5 118 (14.39%) C#
6 104 (12.68%) C++
7 77 (9.39%) Go
8 68 (8.29%) TypeScript
9 57 (6.95%) Scala
10 44 (5.37%) Kotlin
11 31 (3.78%) C
11 31 (3.78%) Clojure
12 30 (3.66%) Bash Shell
13 26 (3.17%) R
14 15 (1.83%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.34%) Perl
15 11 (1.34%) PHP
16 10 (1.22%) Ruby
17 7 (0.85%) Haskell
18 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 164 (20.00%) Degree
2 43 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 29 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.85%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.85%) OSCE
5 7 (0.85%) OSCP
6 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.73%) PhD
7 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.44%) QA
2 10 (1.22%) GDPR
3 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.98%) NIST
4 7 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.85%) SOC 1
4 7 (0.85%) SOC 2
System Software
1 206 (25.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.24%) Microcode
3 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 161 (19.63%) Kubernetes
2 122 (14.88%) Terraform
3 99 (12.07%) Ansible
4 52 (6.34%) Prometheus
5 41 (5.00%) Grafana
6 35 (4.27%) Puppet
7 9 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.85%) Consul
8 7 (0.85%) linkerd
8 7 (0.85%) Salt
9 6 (0.73%) CSIRT
10 5 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.49%) Ambari
11 4 (0.49%) Argo
11 4 (0.49%) Kibana
12 3 (0.37%) Oozie
12 3 (0.37%) Zipkin
13 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 49 (5.98%) Google
2 30 (3.66%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.66%) Oracle
3 26 (3.17%) Sybase
4 25 (3.05%) Databricks
5 12 (1.46%) SAP
6 9 (1.10%) TOWER Software
7 8 (0.98%) IBM
7 8 (0.98%) Talend
8 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.73%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.49%) Cisco
9 4 (0.49%) Dataiku
9 4 (0.49%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.37%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.37%) PagerDuty
10 3 (0.37%) Splunk
10 3 (0.37%) VMware
11 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com