Period
to 8 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Python Engineer was £70,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 453 570
Rank change year-on-year +179 +117 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Engineer 731 964 822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.70% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 664 956 748
Median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.71% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £97,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +16.67%

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 61,708 136,871 164,320
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.86% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 49,725 109,290 132,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 +167 698 £72,500 +3.57% 114
London +92 480 £80,000 +6.67% 85
UK excluding London +233 242 £52,500 +10.53% 32
South East +169 93 £51,500 +11.35% 11
North of England +169 56 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire +138 39 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Work from Home +1 33 £47,500 -36.67% 26
Midlands +132 26 £55,000 +1.85% 1
East of England +81 26 £50,000 -9.09% 9
West Midlands +112 22 £55,000 +7.32% 1
Scotland +90 21 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West +82 17 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North West +105 14 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands +87 4 £55,000 -
Wales +34 3 £50,000 -25.93% 2
North East - 3 £52,500 -

Python Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 731 (100.00%) Python
2 333 (45.55%) AWS
3 321 (43.91%) Software Engineering
4 273 (37.35%) DevOps
5 259 (35.43%) Java
6 227 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
7 219 (29.96%) Finance
8 204 (27.91%) JavaScript
9 196 (26.81%) Docker
10 144 (19.70%) Linux
11 142 (19.43%) Kubernetes
12 133 (18.19%) Web Services
13 131 (17.92%) Asset Management
13 131 (17.92%) Front Office
14 125 (17.10%) Fintech
15 124 (16.96%) React
16 116 (15.87%) Jenkins
17 114 (15.60%) AngularJS
17 114 (15.60%) Terraform
18 110 (15.05%) GCP
18 110 (15.05%) Azure
18 110 (15.05%) Fixed Income
19 109 (14.91%) SQL
20 105 (14.36%) Hedge funds
21 103 (14.09%) Machine Learning
22 101 (13.82%) Derivative
23 99 (13.54%) C++
23 99 (13.54%) Ansible
24 95 (13.00%) Vue.js
25 91 (12.45%) Banking

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 50 (6.84%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.60%) Apache
3 17 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.19%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (1.64%) Confluence
6 10 (1.37%) Jupyter
6 10 (1.37%) Luigi
6 10 (1.37%) nginx
6 10 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.09%) Mule
8 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) Tornado
9 1 (0.14%) Traefik
Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.27%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 333 (45.55%) AWS
2 110 (15.05%) Azure
2 110 (15.05%) GCP
3 74 (10.12%) Serverless
4 42 (5.75%) AWS Lambda
5 37 (5.06%) Amazon S3
6 33 (4.51%) OpenShift
7 30 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (2.87%) Amazon ECS
10 18 (2.46%) SaaS
11 16 (2.19%) Power Platform
12 15 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (1.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.82%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.82%) Slack
17 5 (0.68%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.23%) SAN
1 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.96%) BGP
2 7 (0.96%) Firewall
2 7 (0.96%) OSPF
2 7 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (0.82%) MPLS
4 5 (0.68%) Wireless
5 4 (0.55%) HTTP
6 3 (0.41%) DNS
6 3 (0.41%) H.323
6 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 3 (0.41%) Multicast
6 3 (0.41%) SNMP
6 3 (0.41%) VLAN
7 2 (0.27%) IGMP
7 2 (0.27%) IPsec
7 2 (0.27%) Skype
7 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.27%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.99%) Big Data
2 67 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (7.80%) MySQL
4 54 (7.39%) NoSQL
5 44 (6.02%) MongoDB
6 40 (5.47%) Hadoop
6 40 (5.47%) Redis
7 31 (4.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 30 (4.10%) SQL Server
9 26 (3.56%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.15%) Data Lake
11 22 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (2.60%) BigQuery
13 16 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 16 (2.19%) Power BI
14 14 (1.92%) Apache Hive
15 13 (1.78%) HBase
16 11 (1.50%) KDB
16 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (1.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 116 (15.87%) Jenkins
2 83 (11.35%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.97%) JIRA
4 28 (3.83%) GitLab
5 24 (3.28%) RStudio
6 17 (2.33%) Subversion
7 15 (2.05%) Selenium
8 14 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.78%) JUnit
10 11 (1.50%) Codeship
11 7 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.96%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.82%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.68%) Maven
14 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.41%) EasyMock
15 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 219 (29.96%) Finance
2 131 (17.92%) Front Office
3 91 (12.45%) Banking
4 64 (8.76%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.78%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.78%) Games
6 12 (1.64%) Law
6 12 (1.64%) Marketing
6 12 (1.64%) Retail
7 10 (1.37%) Advertising
8 6 (0.82%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.41%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.19%) Web Services
2 124 (16.96%) React
3 114 (15.60%) AngularJS
4 95 (13.00%) Vue.js
5 86 (11.76%) Django
6 75 (10.26%) Flask
7 64 (8.76%) Node.js
8 38 (5.20%) HTML
9 33 (4.51%) Kafka
10 31 (4.24%) NumPy
10 31 (4.24%) Pandas
11 27 (3.69%) CSS
12 24 (3.28%) REST
13 23 (3.15%) Natural Language Processing
14 18 (2.46%) RESTful
14 18 (2.46%) SciPy
15 17 (2.33%) .NET
16 16 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (2.05%) Celery
17 15 (2.05%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.05%) Fixed Income
2 105 (14.36%) Hedge funds
3 101 (13.82%) Derivative
4 59 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
5 53 (7.25%) Equities
6 45 (6.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (4.10%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.92%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.50%) User Experience
12 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.09%) Pricing Data
12 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.82%) Life Science
15 5 (0.68%) Device Driver
15 5 (0.68%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.68%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 144 (19.70%) Linux
2 32 (4.38%) Unix
3 26 (3.56%) Windows
4 6 (0.82%) CentOS
4 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.55%) Debian
7 2 (0.27%) Android
7 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (43.91%) Software Engineering
2 273 (37.35%) DevOps
3 227 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (17.92%) Asset Management
5 125 (17.10%) Fintech
6 103 (14.09%) Machine Learning
7 88 (12.04%) Data Science
8 83 (11.35%) Investment Management
9 81 (11.08%) Infrastructure as Code
10 76 (10.40%) Microservices
11 71 (9.71%) TDD
12 66 (9.03%) Analytics
13 63 (8.62%) Open Source
14 62 (8.48%) Artificial Intelligence
15 58 (7.93%) Computer Science
16 57 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (6.98%) OO
17 51 (6.98%) Test Automation
18 46 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (5.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 731 (100.00%) Python
2 259 (35.43%) Java
3 204 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 109 (14.91%) SQL
5 99 (13.54%) C++
6 59 (8.07%) C#
7 56 (7.66%) Go
8 42 (5.75%) Scala
9 40 (5.47%) R
10 36 (4.92%) Bash Shell
11 23 (3.15%) C
12 22 (3.01%) Ruby
13 21 (2.87%) Kotlin
14 19 (2.60%) PowerShell
15 15 (2.05%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.50%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.23%) Java 8
17 9 (1.23%) Perl
17 9 (1.23%) Rust
18 8 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (9.44%) Degree
2 24 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.23%) PhD
3 9 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.68%) CCNA
5 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.55%) JNCIA
6 4 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.41%) CCNP
7 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.27%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.27%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.27%) SANS
9 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.14%) RHCE
9 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.60%) QA
2 7 (0.96%) NIST
3 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.55%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) FINRA
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 196 (26.81%) Docker
2 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.41%) Firmware
4 2 (0.27%) LXC
4 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 142 (19.43%) Kubernetes
2 114 (15.60%) Terraform
3 99 (13.54%) Ansible
4 45 (6.16%) Puppet
5 31 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.82%) Control-M
7 6 (0.82%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.55%) Ambari
8 4 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.55%) Salt
9 3 (0.41%) Grafana
10 2 (0.27%) logstash
11 1 (0.14%) Icinga
11 1 (0.14%) Nagios
11 1 (0.14%) Oozie
11 1 (0.14%) Packer
11 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 53 (7.25%) Google
2 16 (2.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (1.92%) Oracle
3 14 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 13 (1.78%) Splunk
4 13 (1.78%) Tableau
5 9 (1.23%) EMC
5 9 (1.23%) Hitachi
6 7 (0.96%) Cisco
6 7 (0.96%) Talend
7 5 (0.68%) CrowdStrike
7 5 (0.68%) Databricks
7 5 (0.68%) Hortonworks
7 5 (0.68%) SaltStack
8 4 (0.55%) Apple
8 4 (0.55%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.55%) DoubleClick
8 4 (0.55%) Juniper
8 4 (0.55%) Sybase
9 3 (0.41%) VMware