Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Python Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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

Python Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 719 866
Rank change year-on-year +248 +147 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 327 340 247
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 371 319 228
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +42.86% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,960 £34,500
90th Percentile £135,000 £122,750 £93,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -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 60,659 120,682 144,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,230 97,737 117,131
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 Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python Software Engineer over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software 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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +244 317 £75,000 - 62
London +203 209 £95,000 +11.76% 32
UK excluding London +182 111 £52,500 +16.67% 34
Work from Home -20 65 £75,000 +66.67% 17
North of England +137 61 £52,500 -4.55% 8
Yorkshire +64 33 £52,500 -4.55% 3
North West - 28 £52,500 - 5
East of England +121 20 £57,500 -11.54% 9
South East +122 11 £30,000 -28.57% 9
Midlands +101 11 £42,500 -22.73%
West Midlands - 7 £43,750 -
East Midlands +61 4 £37,500 -31.82%
South West +42 4 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Scotland +34 3 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Wales +45 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Python Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, Python Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 327 (100.00%) Python
2 326 (99.69%) Software Engineering
3 208 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (60.24%) Java
5 171 (52.29%) SQL
6 163 (49.85%) AWS
7 150 (45.87%) Finance
8 135 (41.28%) JavaScript
9 124 (37.92%) Front Office
10 123 (37.61%) React
11 118 (36.09%) Web Services
12 116 (35.47%) Asset Management
13 114 (34.86%) Hedge funds
14 113 (34.56%) Fixed Income
14 113 (34.56%) Derivative
14 113 (34.56%) Vue.js
15 110 (33.64%) AngularJS
16 94 (28.75%) Equities
17 91 (27.83%) Serverless
18 90 (27.52%) AWS Lambda
18 90 (27.52%) Amazon EC2
19 89 (27.22%) Kotlin
20 88 (26.91%) Amazon S3
21 86 (26.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 84 (25.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
23 78 (23.85%) TypeScript
24 76 (23.24%) C++
25 75 (22.94%) C#
26 67 (20.49%) PostgreSQL
26 67 (20.49%) TDD

Python Software 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 46 (14.07%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (13.15%) nginx
3 24 (7.34%) Apache
4 5 (1.53%) Confluence
5 3 (0.92%) GeoServer
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 163 (49.85%) AWS
2 91 (27.83%) Serverless
3 90 (27.52%) Amazon EC2
3 90 (27.52%) AWS Lambda
4 88 (26.91%) Amazon S3
5 20 (6.12%) Azure
6 14 (4.28%) GCP
7 12 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.92%) Datadog
10 3 (0.92%) GitHub
11 2 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.61%) AWS IoT
11 2 (0.61%) IaaS
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) Internet
2 3 (0.92%) SNMP
2 3 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.61%) Multicast
3 2 (0.61%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.31%) H.323
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (25.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 67 (20.49%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (17.74%) NoSQL
4 54 (16.51%) Redis
5 22 (6.73%) Apache Ignite
6 12 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.75%) Big Data
8 7 (2.14%) MySQL
9 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server
13 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.31%) DTS
Development Applications
1 55 (16.82%) Git (software)
2 53 (16.21%) Jenkins
3 34 (10.40%) Mercurial
3 34 (10.40%) Subversion
4 17 (5.20%) JIRA
5 4 (1.22%) GitLab
6 3 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.92%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.92%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.61%) Codeship
7 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.61%) Selenium
7 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 150 (45.87%) Finance
2 124 (37.92%) Front Office
3 43 (13.15%) Banking
4 41 (12.54%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.28%) Law
6 13 (3.98%) Marketing
7 10 (3.06%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.14%) Electronics
9 6 (1.83%) Automotive
10 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.92%) Advertising
11 3 (0.92%) Games
12 2 (0.61%) Military
12 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (37.61%) React
2 118 (36.09%) Web Services
3 113 (34.56%) Vue.js
4 110 (33.64%) AngularJS
5 54 (16.51%) RabbitMQ
6 32 (9.79%) Django
7 26 (7.95%) Flask
8 20 (6.12%) Node.js
9 17 (5.20%) HTML
10 16 (4.89%) Pandas
11 14 (4.28%) HTML5
12 12 (3.67%) CSS
12 12 (3.67%) NumPy
13 10 (3.06%) .NET
13 10 (3.06%) .NET Core
13 10 (3.06%) SciPy
14 9 (2.75%) REST
14 9 (2.75%) RESTful
15 8 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
16 6 (1.83%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 114 (34.86%) Hedge funds
2 113 (34.56%) Derivative
2 113 (34.56%) Fixed Income
3 94 (28.75%) Equities
4 86 (26.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.28%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.45%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.83%) Robotics
9 5 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.22%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.61%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.76%) Linux
2 5 (1.53%) CentOS
2 5 (1.53%) Unix
2 5 (1.53%) Windows
3 3 (0.92%) Fedora
4 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (99.69%) Software Engineering
2 208 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (35.47%) Asset Management
4 67 (20.49%) TDD
5 54 (16.51%) Investment Management
6 51 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (15.29%) Computer Science
8 49 (14.98%) DevOps
9 43 (13.15%) OO
10 41 (12.54%) Fintech
11 38 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (11.31%) Microservices
13 36 (11.01%) Artificial Intelligence
14 32 (9.79%) SDLC
15 30 (9.17%) Machine Learning
15 30 (9.17%) Prototyping
16 17 (5.20%) Scrum
17 15 (4.59%) BDD
17 15 (4.59%) Mathematics
18 14 (4.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 327 (100.00%) Python
2 197 (60.24%) Java
3 171 (52.29%) SQL
4 135 (41.28%) JavaScript
5 89 (27.22%) Kotlin
6 78 (23.85%) TypeScript
7 76 (23.24%) C++
8 75 (22.94%) C#
9 28 (8.56%) Go
10 27 (8.26%) Scala
11 22 (6.73%) Clojure
12 16 (4.89%) PHP
13 9 (2.75%) C
14 8 (2.45%) R
15 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.53%) Haskell
16 3 (0.92%) Ruby
17 2 (0.61%) ES6
17 2 (0.61%) Java 8
17 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (14.37%) Degree
2 23 (7.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.22%) PhD
5 3 (0.92%) OSCE
5 3 (0.92%) OSCP
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.06%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) GDPR
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.92%) NIST
2 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (12.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.31%) KVM
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (13.76%) Ansible
2 28 (8.56%) Kubernetes
3 17 (5.20%) Terraform
4 11 (3.36%) Puppet
5 8 (2.45%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.92%) Consul
6 3 (0.92%) Grafana
6 3 (0.92%) linkerd
6 3 (0.92%) Zipkin
7 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (2.45%) Atlassian
2 7 (2.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.83%) IBM
4 5 (1.53%) Google
4 5 (1.53%) Oracle
5 4 (1.22%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.22%) SAP
6 3 (0.92%) PagerDuty
6 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.61%) Progress
7 2 (0.61%) Sybase
8 1 (0.31%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.31%) Sun
8 1 (0.31%) VMware