Python
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 6 months to 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 15 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Python 9,335 14,882 28,581
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.21% 15.17% 17.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.97% 35.05% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6,116 7,387 11,224
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,009 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £92,813 £95,000 £92,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £120,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +4.55%

All Programming Languages
UK

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 33,374 42,455 88,828
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 32.94% 43.29% 54.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,973 27,118 43,431
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £49,150 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the UK

Python
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Python in the UK

Python
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Python in the UK

Python
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -5 7,637 £70,000 -6.67% 3,434
UK excluding London -16 5,331 £55,000 -12.00% 2,147
Work from Home -4 3,951 £72,500 +0.69% 1,567
London -1 3,730 £87,500 +2.94% 2,129
Scotland -9 1,298 £50,000 -23.08% 122
South East -11 1,152 £55,000 -12.00% 1,069
North of England -24 927 £56,000 -13.85% 278
South West -6 901 £56,500 -5.83% 210
North West -17 600 £56,500 -13.08% 166
Midlands -38 506 £55,000 -4.35% 201
East of England -10 378 £60,000 -4.00% 219
West Midlands -36 313 £55,000 -8.33% 132
Yorkshire -33 257 £55,000 -15.38% 74
East Midlands -29 189 £47,500 -13.64% 61
Wales -24 91 £52,500 -4.62% 34
Northern Ireland +4 81 £75,000 +25.00% 40
North East -24 70 £60,141 -3.77% 38
Channel Islands -3 1 £67,500 +92.86% 1

Python
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 739 (7.92%) Apache
2 731 (7.83%) Apache Airflow
3 590 (6.32%) Apache Spark
4 363 (3.89%) ArcGIS
5 334 (3.58%) GeoServer
6 137 (1.47%) SAS
7 72 (0.77%) Confluence
8 67 (0.72%) nginx
9 44 (0.47%) Jupyter
10 41 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 37 (0.40%) SharePoint
12 32 (0.34%) Microsoft Exchange
13 20 (0.21%) Camunda
14 17 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.17%) CMS
16 14 (0.15%) Drupal
17 13 (0.14%) WordPress
18 9 (0.096%) IIS
18 9 (0.096%) Luigi
19 7 (0.075%) Ethereum
Applications
1 239 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (1.14%) Simulink
3 74 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.27%) Stateflow
6 17 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.18%) SPSS
7 13 (0.14%) CANalyzer
8 11 (0.12%) GNU Octave
9 6 (0.064%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.064%) EViews
9 6 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.064%) Trello
10 5 (0.054%) Doxygen
10 5 (0.054%) Stata
11 2 (0.021%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.021%) InDesign
11 2 (0.021%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.021%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 21 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.18%) Fidessa
3 14 (0.15%) Aladdin
4 7 (0.075%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.064%) NEC Housing
5 6 (0.064%) Odoo
6 5 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.054%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.054%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.054%) Salesforce CRM
7 4 (0.043%) SAP IBP
7 4 (0.043%) Shopify
8 3 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.021%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.021%) Primavera
9 2 (0.021%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.021%) Relativity
9 2 (0.021%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3,904 (41.82%) AWS
2 2,676 (28.67%) Azure
3 1,206 (12.92%) GCP
4 651 (6.97%) Power Platform
5 622 (6.66%) Serverless
6 503 (5.39%) Snowflake
7 480 (5.14%) dbt
8 437 (4.68%) Azure DevOps
9 382 (4.09%) Amazon S3
10 330 (3.54%) SaaS
11 327 (3.50%) GitHub
12 326 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
13 210 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
14 197 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 180 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
16 168 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
16 168 (1.80%) OpenShift
17 164 (1.76%) Amazon EKS
18 157 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
19 145 (1.55%) Azure API Management
Communications & Networking
1 330 (3.54%) Firewall
2 238 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 215 (2.30%) DNS
4 147 (1.57%) VPN
5 121 (1.30%) Network Security
6 116 (1.24%) HTTP
6 116 (1.24%) Internet
7 108 (1.16%) DHCP
8 104 (1.11%) WAN
9 103 (1.10%) Wireless
10 96 (1.03%) SNMP
11 85 (0.91%) LAN
12 69 (0.74%) IPsec
13 53 (0.57%) Bluetooth
14 48 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
15 43 (0.46%) 5G
16 41 (0.44%) MQTT
17 39 (0.42%) BGP
18 37 (0.40%) Wireshark
19 35 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,041 (11.15%) PostgreSQL
2 681 (7.30%) NoSQL
3 625 (6.70%) Data Lake
4 604 (6.47%) Tableau
5 600 (6.43%) Power BI
6 579 (6.20%) Big Data
7 466 (4.99%) SQL Server
8 458 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
9 444 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 443 (4.75%) Relational Database
11 402 (4.31%) GIS
12 388 (4.16%) Apache Ignite
13 380 (4.07%) Amazon Athena
14 356 (3.81%) Dremio
15 351 (3.76%) Apache Arrow
16 335 (3.59%) QGIS
17 301 (3.22%) Hadoop
18 276 (2.96%) MySQL
19 209 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
20 173 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,077 (11.54%) Git
2 655 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 313 (3.35%) GitLab
4 304 (3.26%) JIRA
5 94 (1.01%) Cypress.io
6 87 (0.93%) Bitbucket Server
7 71 (0.76%) Bitbucket
7 71 (0.76%) LabVIEW
7 71 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 59 (0.63%) Selenium
8 59 (0.63%) Subversion
9 54 (0.58%) CircleCI
9 54 (0.58%) Maven
10 47 (0.50%) TeamCity
11 38 (0.41%) JUnit
12 37 (0.40%) Cucumber
13 35 (0.37%) Artifactory
14 31 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (0.32%) Gradle
15 30 (0.32%) SonarQube
General
1 3,026 (32.42%) Finance
2 1,938 (20.76%) Social Skills
3 1,289 (13.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1,148 (12.30%) Law
5 1,070 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
6 856 (9.17%) Banking
7 844 (9.04%) Marketing
8 787 (8.43%) Front Office
9 518 (5.55%) Legal
10 424 (4.54%) Investment Banking
11 390 (4.18%) Retail
12 387 (4.15%) Public Sector
13 313 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
14 243 (2.60%) Electronics
15 200 (2.14%) Manufacturing
16 182 (1.95%) Aerospace
17 172 (1.84%) Telecoms
18 170 (1.82%) Games
19 148 (1.59%) Financial Institution
20 115 (1.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,585 (27.69%) Software Engineer
2 2,211 (23.69%) Senior
3 1,697 (18.18%) Developer
4 989 (10.59%) Data Engineer
5 965 (10.34%) Python Engineer
6 901 (9.65%) Lead
7 768 (8.23%) Analyst
8 709 (7.60%) Senior Software Engineer
9 685 (7.34%) Python Software Engineer
10 583 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
11 554 (5.93%) Python Developer
12 445 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
13 372 (3.99%) Data Analyst
14 367 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
15 351 (3.76%) Data Scientist
16 346 (3.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 345 (3.70%) Architect
18 326 (3.49%) Lead Software Engineer
19 313 (3.35%) Senior Developer
20 310 (3.32%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,374 (14.72%) React
2 833 (8.92%) .NET
3 725 (7.77%) CSS
4 614 (6.58%) Node.js
5 570 (6.11%) Pandas
6 545 (5.84%) AngularJS
7 533 (5.71%) HTML
8 501 (5.37%) gRPC
9 465 (4.98%) Protocol Buffers
10 461 (4.94%) NumPy
11 434 (4.65%) REST
12 406 (4.35%) PySpark
13 377 (4.04%) .NET Core
14 363 (3.89%) Kafka
15 349 (3.74%) PostGIS
16 341 (3.65%) OpenLayers
17 338 (3.62%) Django
18 337 (3.61%) Leaflet
19 286 (3.06%) SciPy
20 284 (3.04%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 1,075 (11.52%) Algorithms
2 694 (7.43%) Hedge funds
3 618 (6.62%) Fixed Income
4 545 (5.84%) Cloud Native
5 515 (5.52%) Equities
6 479 (5.13%) Derivative
7 428 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 427 (4.57%) Data Structures
9 274 (2.94%) Product Ownership
10 255 (2.73%) Onboarding
11 228 (2.44%) IoT
12 226 (2.42%) Public Cloud
13 194 (2.08%) Management Information System
14 190 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
15 188 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
16 170 (1.82%) Data Centre
17 160 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
18 157 (1.68%) Blockchain
19 121 (1.30%) Distributed Systems
20 99 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,825 (19.55%) Linux
2 779 (8.34%) Windows
3 374 (4.01%) Unix
4 213 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 208 (2.23%) Android
6 171 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 153 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 148 (1.59%) CentOS
9 137 (1.47%) Windows Server
10 111 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
11 78 (0.84%) Debian
12 54 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
13 22 (0.24%) Solaris
14 21 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
15 20 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 19 (0.20%) CoreOS
17 18 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
18 16 (0.17%) SUSE
19 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
20 11 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,668 (39.29%) Software Engineering
2 3,497 (37.46%) Agile
3 2,092 (22.41%) DevOps
4 1,920 (20.57%) CI/CD
5 1,865 (19.98%) Problem-Solving
6 1,840 (19.71%) Machine Learning
7 1,751 (18.76%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1,396 (14.95%) Analytics
9 1,218 (13.05%) Computer Science
10 1,114 (11.93%) SDLC
11 1,080 (11.57%) Visualisation
12 1,020 (10.93%) Data Science
13 882 (9.45%) Full Stack Development
14 880 (9.43%) Asset Management
15 879 (9.42%) Actionable Insight
16 841 (9.01%) Mathematics
17 830 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
18 775 (8.30%) Operational Stability
19 754 (8.08%) Mentoring
20 752 (8.06%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 3,249 (34.80%) SQL
2 2,508 (26.87%) Java
3 2,147 (23.00%) JavaScript
4 1,291 (13.83%) C#
5 883 (9.46%) Bash
6 875 (9.37%) TypeScript
7 719 (7.70%) C
8 672 (7.20%) C++
9 668 (7.16%) PowerShell
10 514 (5.51%) R
11 443 (4.75%) Go
12 271 (2.90%) Perl
13 246 (2.64%) Ruby
14 227 (2.43%) Scala
15 218 (2.34%) MATLAB
16 177 (1.90%) PL/SQL
17 147 (1.57%) Embedded C
18 144 (1.54%) Rust
19 131 (1.40%) Shell Script
20 119 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,998 (21.40%) Degree
2 1,298 (13.90%) Security Cleared
3 793 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 562 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 479 (5.13%) Master's Degree
6 326 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 289 (3.10%) PhD
8 246 (2.64%) DBS Check
9 152 (1.63%) AWS Certification
10 87 (0.93%) CISSP
11 82 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 79 (0.85%) Azure Certification
13 57 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 54 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
15 44 (0.47%) CCNA
15 44 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (0.45%) CCNP
17 38 (0.41%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
18 35 (0.37%) GIAC
19 34 (0.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (4.99%) Data Quality
2 320 (3.43%) QA
3 98 (1.05%) Accessibility
4 73 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (0.75%) SLA
6 56 (0.60%) NIST
7 48 (0.51%) GDPR
8 42 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 26 (0.28%) PMO
10 21 (0.22%) ISO 26262
11 20 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 19 (0.20%) MISRA
13 17 (0.18%) ISO 13485
14 16 (0.17%) COBIT
15 15 (0.16%) JTAG
16 14 (0.15%) Automotive SPICE
16 14 (0.15%) AUTOSAR
17 13 (0.14%) ISO 9001
18 12 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
19 11 (0.12%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1,084 (11.61%) Docker
2 208 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 115 (1.23%) HDFS
5 112 (1.20%) Firmware
6 108 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 76 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 53 (0.57%) Embedded Firmware
9 27 (0.29%) vSphere
10 23 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.21%) NFS
13 10 (0.11%) pfSense
14 9 (0.096%) KVM
15 8 (0.086%) Slurm Workload Manager
16 5 (0.054%) Ceph
16 5 (0.054%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.054%) XenApp
17 4 (0.043%) XenDesktop
18 3 (0.032%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,313 (14.07%) Kubernetes
2 1,041 (11.15%) Terraform
3 710 (7.61%) Ansible
4 279 (2.99%) Puppet
5 220 (2.36%) Prometheus
6 171 (1.83%) Grafana
7 108 (1.16%) Progress Chef
8 86 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 30 (0.32%) Nagios
10 28 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 28 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 23 (0.25%) Kibana
12 23 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 22 (0.24%) Packer
14 21 (0.22%) Nmap
15 19 (0.20%) logstash
16 18 (0.19%) Argo
17 17 (0.18%) WMI
18 16 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 804 (8.61%) Databricks
2 677 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 534 (5.72%) Google
4 494 (5.29%) Oracle
5 398 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 357 (3.82%) ESRI
7 274 (2.94%) VMware
8 169 (1.81%) IBM
9 142 (1.52%) Informatica
10 140 (1.50%) Splunk
11 137 (1.47%) Alteryx
12 124 (1.33%) Cisco
13 92 (0.99%) Cloudera
14 88 (0.94%) Bloomberg
15 87 (0.93%) SAP
16 72 (0.77%) Palo Alto
17 64 (0.69%) Atlassian
18 58 (0.62%) NetApp
19 56 (0.60%) Salesforce
20 54 (0.58%) SolidFire