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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK
Rank 27 36 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 +31  
Permanent jobs citing Python 6238 6125 4197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.34% 5.95% 3.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.49% 11.54% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5183 5170 3487
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46242 53080 53421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.43% 51.56% 50.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39311 45744 45401
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Python as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the UK

Python
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python.

Salary trend for Python in the UK

Python
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Python in the UK

Python
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 5937 £55,000 - 1004
London +3 3385 £62,500 +4.16% 533
South East +26 926 £45,000 -3.22% 137
City of London +2 516 £67,500 +8.00% 145
East of England +11 502 £45,000 -5.26% 110
Cambridgeshire +16 384 £45,000 - 88
Cambridge +13 357 £45,000 - 83
South West +2 304 £41,000 -8.88% 63
North West +45 302 £47,500 +14.45% 57
Berkshire +41 280 £50,000 - 28
Manchester +40 263 £50,000 +11.11% 45
Yorkshire -6 244 £52,500 +16.66% 66
Scotland +39 217 £45,000 +33.33% 43
Oxfordshire -4 175 £47,500 -13.63% 33
West Yorkshire -1 158 £50,001 +17.64% 47
Surrey +33 153 £50,000 +17.64% 35
Reading +21 141 £47,500 -5.00% 13
East Midlands +13 137 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Leeds +5 137 £52,500 +21.38% 44
Hampshire -4 133 £45,000 - 17
Edinburgh +39 126 £45,000 +28.57% 22
Oxford +4 111 £45,000 -18.18% 17
Bristol +5 106 £45,000 - 22
Gloucestershire -4 106 £40,000 -20.00% 10
West Midlands -12 91 £42,500 -8.60% 17
Glasgow +17 70 £45,000 +28.57% 13
South Yorkshire +13 61 £57,500 +15.00% 13
Hertfordshire -35 59 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Nottinghamshire 0 58 £45,000 +18.42% 2
East Sussex +17 55 £45,000 +12.50% 10

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Python.

1 5264 (42.26%) Linux
2 5146 (41.32%) Java
3 4231 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
4 3196 (25.66%) SQL
5 2923 (23.47%) JavaScript
6 2878 (23.11%) DevOps
7 2787 (22.38%) C++
8 2670 (21.44%) Ruby
9 2544 (20.43%) Degree
10 2463 (19.78%) Finance
11 2407 (19.33%) Perl
12 2391 (19.20%) Software Engineering
13 2361 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
14 2239 (17.98%) Bash Shell
15 2100 (16.86%) C#
16 2075 (16.66%) Puppet
17 1889 (15.17%) Computer Science
18 1874 (15.05%) HTML
19 1803 (14.48%) Git (software)
20 1715 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
21 1681 (13.50%) Opscode Chef
22 1679 (13.48%) Windows
23 1649 (13.24%) Big Data
24 1630 (13.09%) Ansible
25 1617 (12.98%) Unix
26 1584 (12.72%) Jenkins
27 1558 (12.51%) Analytics
28 1522 (12.22%) MySQL
29 1453 (11.67%) CSS
30 1430 (11.48%) Docker

Python
Top Related 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
1 960 (7.71%) Apache Spark
2 781 (6.27%) Apache
3 640 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
4 493 (3.96%) Tomcat
5 450 (3.61%) OpenStack
6 427 (3.43%) SAS
7 292 (2.34%) nginx
8 275 (2.21%) JBoss
9 273 (2.19%) WebSphere
10 240 (1.93%) WebLogic
11 233 (1.87%) Confluence
12 229 (1.84%) Apache Pig
13 201 (1.61%) IIS
14 186 (1.49%) Jetty
15 161 (1.29%) Apache Solr
16 136 (1.09%) CloudStack
17 97 (0.78%) CMS
18 67 (0.54%) WordPress
19 65 (0.52%) Drupal
20 59 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 294 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 158 (1.27%) SPSS
3 74 (0.59%) MS Office
4 30 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.21%) SPSS Modeler
6 24 (0.19%) Simulink
7 23 (0.18%) Stata
8 17 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 16 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.096%) GNU Octave
11 10 (0.080%) EViews
12 6 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
12 6 (0.048%) Maya
12 6 (0.048%) Weka
13 5 (0.040%) NUKE
13 5 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.032%) Gephi
14 4 (0.032%) HipChat
14 4 (0.032%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 81 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.13%) Magento
4 14 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 12 (0.096%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 8 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.040%) Front Arena
8 5 (0.040%) Odoo
8 5 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.024%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.016%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.016%) Endur
11 2 (0.016%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.016%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.016%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.016%) PeopleSoft CRM
11 2 (0.016%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2361 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
2 729 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 533 (4.28%) SaaS
4 329 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 302 (2.42%) GitHub
6 216 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
7 186 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 174 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 161 (1.29%) PaaS
10 149 (1.20%) Amazon S3
11 109 (0.88%) IaaS
12 70 (0.56%) Google Analytics
13 66 (0.53%) Slack
14 65 (0.52%) Office 365
15 58 (0.47%) CloudBees
16 56 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
16 56 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
17 54 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
18 53 (0.43%) Heroku
19 52 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 430 (3.45%) Firewall
2 411 (3.30%) DNS
3 402 (3.23%) Internet
4 400 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 392 (3.15%) HTTP
6 217 (1.74%) Wireless
7 136 (1.09%) VPN
8 134 (1.08%) LDAP
9 133 (1.07%) WAN
10 132 (1.06%) Network Security
11 123 (0.99%) SAN
12 112 (0.90%) SSL
13 106 (0.85%) DHCP
13 106 (0.85%) LAN
14 96 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 90 (0.72%) BGP
16 81 (0.65%) Bluetooth
17 71 (0.57%) NAS
18 70 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
19 68 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1649 (13.24%) Big Data
2 1522 (12.22%) MySQL
3 1284 (10.31%) Hadoop
4 1124 (9.02%) NoSQL
5 1032 (8.29%) MongoDB
6 857 (6.88%) Relational Database
7 848 (6.81%) SQL Server
8 843 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
9 506 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 379 (3.04%) Apache Hive
11 377 (3.03%) Redis
12 326 (2.62%) RDBMS
13 264 (2.12%) Data Mining
14 254 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
15 193 (1.55%) HBase
16 148 (1.19%) QlikView
17 145 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
18 133 (1.07%) Neo4j
19 130 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 123 (0.99%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1803 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 1584 (12.72%) Jenkins
3 756 (6.07%) JIRA
4 695 (5.58%) Selenium
5 520 (4.18%) Subversion
6 420 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 382 (3.07%) Maven
8 353 (2.83%) Cucumber
9 281 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 271 (2.18%) JUnit
11 248 (1.99%) Vagrant
12 186 (1.49%) Ant
13 177 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 153 (1.23%) JMeter
14 153 (1.23%) WebDriver
15 134 (1.08%) Hudson
16 132 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
17 129 (1.04%) GoCD
17 129 (1.04%) HP UFT
18 124 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2463 (19.78%) Finance
2 1009 (8.10%) Banking
3 603 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 593 (4.76%) Marketing
5 557 (4.47%) Retail
6 427 (3.43%) Games
7 268 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 263 (2.11%) Front Office
9 260 (2.09%) Electronics
10 196 (1.57%) Advertising
11 135 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 132 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 114 (0.92%) Legal
14 108 (0.87%) Publishing
15 66 (0.53%) Automotive
16 58 (0.47%) Military
17 55 (0.44%) Back Office
18 43 (0.35%) Aerospace
19 42 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 37 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 4254 (34.15%) Developer
2 1455 (11.68%) Python Developer
3 1453 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1198 (9.62%) Software Engineer
5 1008 (8.09%) Java Developer
6 855 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
7 673 (5.40%) Data Scientist
8 643 (5.16%) Software Developer
9 639 (5.13%) Analyst
10 586 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 467 (3.75%) Junior
12 441 (3.54%) Administrator
13 392 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
14 382 (3.07%) Architect
15 379 (3.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 376 (3.02%) C# Developer
16 376 (3.02%) C++ Developer
17 370 (2.97%) Java Engineer
18 357 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
19 356 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1874 (15.05%) HTML
2 1453 (11.67%) CSS
3 1284 (10.31%) .NET
4 1030 (8.27%) AngularJS
4 1030 (8.27%) Web Services
5 931 (7.47%) Django
6 875 (7.03%) Node.js
7 658 (5.28%) HTML5
8 641 (5.15%) REST
9 565 (4.54%) RESTful
10 537 (4.31%) XML
11 516 (4.14%) Spring
12 509 (4.09%) jQuery
13 463 (3.72%) React
14 414 (3.32%) CSS3
15 413 (3.32%) LAMP
16 399 (3.20%) Flask
17 339 (2.72%) ASP.NET
18 318 (2.55%) SOAP
19 306 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1889 (15.17%) Computer Science
2 1026 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 886 (7.11%) Algorithms
4 511 (4.10%) Fintech
5 336 (2.70%) User Experience
6 329 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 311 (2.50%) Hedge funds
8 293 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 271 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 230 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 180 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
12 177 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 153 (1.23%) Derivative
14 150 (1.20%) Fixed Income
15 129 (1.04%) Management Information System
16 121 (0.97%) Equities
17 106 (0.85%) Client/Server
18 97 (0.78%) Public Cloud
19 94 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
20 90 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5264 (42.26%) Linux
2 1679 (13.48%) Windows
3 1617 (12.98%) Unix
4 642 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 541 (4.34%) CentOS
6 434 (3.48%) Android
7 414 (3.32%) Ubuntu
8 319 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 252 (2.02%) Windows Server
10 216 (1.73%) Debian
11 168 (1.35%) Solaris
12 89 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 78 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 72 (0.58%) CoreOS
15 67 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 55 (0.44%) Mac OS
17 49 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
18 46 (0.37%) AIX
19 31 (0.25%) SUSE
19 31 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4231 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2878 (23.11%) DevOps
3 2391 (19.20%) Software Engineering
4 1715 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
5 1558 (12.51%) Analytics
6 1410 (11.32%) Scrum
7 1373 (11.02%) TDD
8 1262 (10.13%) Machine Learning
9 1246 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 1189 (9.55%) Open Source
11 1137 (9.13%) Configuration Management
12 1072 (8.61%) OO
13 804 (6.46%) SDLC
14 732 (5.88%) Web Development
15 710 (5.70%) E-Commerce
16 605 (4.86%) BDD
17 595 (4.78%) Mentoring
18 592 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
19 590 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
20 555 (4.46%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5146 (41.32%) Java
2 3196 (25.66%) SQL
3 2923 (23.47%) JavaScript
4 2787 (22.38%) C++
5 2670 (21.44%) Ruby
6 2407 (19.33%) Perl
7 2239 (17.98%) Bash Shell
8 2100 (16.86%) C#
9 1398 (11.22%) PHP
10 1372 (11.02%) C
11 1100 (8.83%) R
12 1095 (8.79%) Scala
13 764 (6.13%) PowerShell
14 648 (5.20%) Go
15 563 (4.52%) Shell Script
16 443 (3.56%) MATLAB
17 247 (1.98%) Groovy
18 156 (1.25%) VBA
19 131 (1.05%) T-SQL
20 127 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2544 (20.43%) Degree
2 635 (5.10%) PhD
3 486 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 239 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 151 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 151 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 138 (1.11%) ISEB
7 131 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (0.65%) CISSP
9 75 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 70 (0.56%) CCNA
11 69 (0.55%) CCNP
12 67 (0.54%) CEH
13 63 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 56 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 46 (0.37%) GIAC
16 42 (0.34%) CREST Certified
17 37 (0.30%) RHCE
18 35 (0.28%) CCIE
18 35 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 786 (6.31%) QA
2 89 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 87 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 74 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (0.51%) SLA
6 54 (0.43%) SDET
7 42 (0.34%) GCP
8 36 (0.29%) COBIT
9 15 (0.12%) MISRA
10 14 (0.11%) JTAG
11 13 (0.10%) IEC 61508
12 12 (0.096%) HL7
12 12 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.072%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.072%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.064%) GPG13
14 8 (0.064%) MiFID
15 7 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (0.056%) IFRS
15 7 (0.056%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1430 (11.48%) Docker
2 526 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 263 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 213 (1.71%) Xen
5 202 (1.62%) vSphere
6 164 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 139 (1.12%) XenServer
8 109 (0.88%) Firmware
9 103 (0.83%) KVM
10 90 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 84 (0.67%) NFS
12 78 (0.63%) HDFS
13 72 (0.58%) Varnish
14 64 (0.51%) VirtualBox
15 62 (0.50%) Apache Flume
16 43 (0.35%) iptables
17 42 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 34 (0.27%) LXC
19 33 (0.26%) Postfix
19 33 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2075 (16.66%) Puppet
2 1681 (13.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1630 (13.09%) Ansible
4 457 (3.67%) Kubernetes
5 429 (3.44%) Nagios
6 322 (2.59%) Terraform
7 298 (2.39%) Salt
8 203 (1.63%) Kibana
9 176 (1.41%) logstash
10 154 (1.24%) Mesos
11 130 (1.04%) Graphite
12 110 (0.88%) Tivoli
13 107 (0.86%) Cobbler
14 94 (0.75%) ZABBIX
15 72 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
16 67 (0.54%) Grafana
17 66 (0.53%) HAProxy
18 56 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
19 52 (0.42%) Nessus
20 49 (0.39%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1090 (8.75%) Oracle
2 807 (6.48%) Red Hat
3 720 (5.78%) VMware
4 623 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 550 (4.42%) Google
6 356 (2.86%) Tableau
7 328 (2.63%) Splunk
8 228 (1.83%) Cisco
9 187 (1.50%) HP
10 169 (1.36%) Atlassian
11 160 (1.28%) New Relic
12 152 (1.22%) SAP
13 145 (1.16%) IBM
14 137 (1.10%) SaltStack
15 123 (0.99%) Sybase
16 115 (0.92%) EnterpriseDB
17 88 (0.71%) TIBCO
18 84 (0.67%) AppDynamics
18 84 (0.67%) Juniper
19 74 (0.59%) Talend
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare, gym
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 55,000-70,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 28 Days Hol, Bonus, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 60,000 plsu benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 20% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday