Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Python Software Engineer was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 806 913
Rank change year-on-year +415 +107 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Python Software Engineer 326 264 266
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 348 244 247
Median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +42.86% -1.87%
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,000 £33,700
90th Percentile £136,250 £118,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
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 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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Python Software Engineer in the UK

Python Software Engineer
Top 14 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 31 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 +417 321 £90,000 +20.00% 54
London +293 216 £110,000 +29.41% 31
UK excluding London +324 108 £52,500 +10.53% 29
North of England +220 51 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Work from Home +43 48 £95,000 +90.00% 12
Yorkshire +157 39 £52,500 +16.67% 2
South East +210 28 £60,000 +39.53% 3
North West +138 12 £52,500 +13.51% 4
South West +128 10 £50,000 - 4
East of England +139 8 £58,750 -2.08% 4
Midlands - 8 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +80 3 £60,000 +42.86% 4
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Python
2 325 (99.69%) Software Engineering
3 203 (62.27%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (59.82%) Java
5 181 (55.52%) AWS
6 161 (49.39%) Finance
7 157 (48.16%) JavaScript
8 149 (45.71%) Front Office
9 146 (44.79%) Web Services
9 146 (44.79%) React
10 145 (44.48%) Asset Management
11 143 (43.87%) Vue.js
12 142 (43.56%) Fixed Income
12 142 (43.56%) Derivative
13 141 (43.25%) Hedge funds
14 140 (42.94%) AngularJS
15 138 (42.33%) SQL
16 95 (29.14%) Amazon EC2
16 95 (29.14%) Amazon S3
16 95 (29.14%) AWS Lambda
16 95 (29.14%) Serverless
17 92 (28.22%) Equities
18 91 (27.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 85 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 83 (25.46%) Investment Management
21 82 (25.15%) Kotlin
22 61 (18.71%) Fintech
23 59 (18.10%) Investment Banking
23 59 (18.10%) Banking
23 59 (18.10%) C++

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 25 (7.67%) Elasticsearch
1 25 (7.67%) nginx
2 14 (4.29%) Apache
3 7 (2.15%) Confluence
4 3 (0.92%) GeoServer
5 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 181 (55.52%) AWS
2 95 (29.14%) Amazon EC2
2 95 (29.14%) Amazon S3
2 95 (29.14%) AWS Lambda
2 95 (29.14%) Serverless
3 15 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (3.68%) Azure
5 10 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
5 10 (3.07%) Amazon EKS
5 10 (3.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 8 (2.45%) GCP
7 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) GitHub
8 2 (0.61%) SaaS
9 1 (0.31%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.31%) Datadog
9 1 (0.31%) Firebase
9 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) Internet
1 5 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.23%) SNMP
3 3 (0.92%) H.323
4 2 (0.61%) Network Security
4 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (27.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 41 (12.58%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (11.96%) Redis
4 34 (10.43%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.29%) MySQL
6 11 (3.37%) Apache Ignite
7 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.31%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.31%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.31%) DTS
10 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (12.27%) Jenkins
2 27 (8.28%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.75%) Subversion
4 21 (6.44%) Mercurial
5 11 (3.37%) JIRA
6 10 (3.07%) Codeship
7 6 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.92%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.92%) EasyMock
8 3 (0.92%) JUnit
8 3 (0.92%) Mockito
8 3 (0.92%) Selenium
9 1 (0.31%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 161 (49.39%) Finance
2 149 (45.71%) Front Office
3 59 (18.10%) Banking
3 59 (18.10%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.53%) Marketing
5 3 (0.92%) Electronics
5 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (44.79%) React
1 146 (44.79%) Web Services
2 143 (43.87%) Vue.js
3 140 (42.94%) AngularJS
4 33 (10.12%) RabbitMQ
5 29 (8.90%) Django
5 29 (8.90%) Flask
5 29 (8.90%) Node.js
6 12 (3.68%) Pandas
7 11 (3.37%) Celery
8 10 (3.07%) HTML
8 10 (3.07%) RESTful
8 10 (3.07%) SQLAlchemy
9 9 (2.76%) CSS
10 8 (2.45%) NumPy
11 7 (2.15%) REST
12 6 (1.84%) Spring
13 5 (1.53%) SciPy
13 5 (1.53%) YAML
14 4 (1.23%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 142 (43.56%) Derivative
1 142 (43.56%) Fixed Income
2 141 (43.25%) Hedge funds
3 92 (28.22%) Equities
4 85 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.99%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.45%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.15%) Robotics
9 5 (1.53%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.53%) User Experience
10 4 (1.23%) Wiki
11 3 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.61%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) Fibre Optics
13 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.82%) Linux
2 6 (1.84%) CentOS
3 5 (1.53%) Windows
4 3 (0.92%) Fedora
4 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (99.69%) Software Engineering
2 203 (62.27%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (44.48%) Asset Management
4 83 (25.46%) Investment Management
5 61 (18.71%) Fintech
6 50 (15.34%) DevOps
7 46 (14.11%) TDD
8 34 (10.43%) OO
8 34 (10.43%) SDLC
9 31 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (9.20%) Computer Science
11 29 (8.90%) Open Source
12 26 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.06%) Microservices
14 18 (5.52%) Machine Learning
14 18 (5.52%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.21%) Artificial Intelligence
16 12 (3.68%) Infrastructure Automation
16 12 (3.68%) Mathematics
17 10 (3.07%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 326 (100.00%) Python
2 195 (59.82%) Java
3 157 (48.16%) JavaScript
4 138 (42.33%) SQL
5 82 (25.15%) Kotlin
6 59 (18.10%) C++
6 59 (18.10%) TypeScript
7 49 (15.03%) C#
8 27 (8.28%) Go
9 25 (7.67%) Scala
10 18 (5.52%) PHP
11 11 (3.37%) Clojure
12 8 (2.45%) C
13 5 (1.53%) R
14 3 (0.92%) Rust
15 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.61%) ES6
15 2 (0.61%) Java 8
15 2 (0.61%) Ruby
16 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (6.44%) Degree
2 12 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.15%) PhD
4 6 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 35 (10.74%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.61%) KVM
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (8.59%) Ansible
2 19 (5.83%) Kubernetes
3 11 (3.37%) Terraform
4 8 (2.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) Grafana
5 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.31%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 8 (2.45%) Atlassian
2 6 (1.84%) Red Hat
3 5 (1.53%) Google
4 4 (1.23%) Bloomberg
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle
6 2 (0.61%) Progress
6 2 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.31%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.31%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.31%) SAP