Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 33 60
Rank change year-on-year +10 +27 +10
Permanent jobs citing Python 13754 12566 10090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 6.21% 4.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.89% 11.86% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11350 10767 8480
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%

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 99017 105972 113350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.49% 52.35% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82657 91646 96508
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Python
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Python in the UK

Python
Top 17 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 22 July 2017. 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 +9 13016 £55,000 - 1176
London +3 7325 £65,000 +8.33% 635
UK excluding London +18 6303 £45,000 - 593
South East +16 2008 £47,500 -5.00% 148
North of England +19 1347 £47,500 +14.46% 125
East of England +21 1145 £45,000 - 146
South West +3 752 £42,500 -5.56% 74
North West +48 679 £46,000 +15.00% 61
Yorkshire +8 616 £50,001 +17.65% 59
Scotland +19 512 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Midlands -4 439 £40,000 -5.88% 47
West Midlands +13 244 £40,000 -5.88% 32
East Midlands -4 215 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Wales +3 109 £42,500 +10.39% 6
North East +20 52 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Northern Ireland -3 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5868 (42.66%) Java
2 5399 (39.25%) Linux
3 4656 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
4 3705 (26.94%) SQL
5 3212 (23.35%) DevOps
6 3054 (22.20%) C++
7 2981 (21.67%) Finance
8 2954 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
9 2909 (21.15%) JavaScript
10 2756 (20.04%) Ruby
11 2664 (19.37%) Degree
12 2485 (18.07%) Software Engineering
13 2396 (17.42%) C#
14 2382 (17.32%) Perl
15 2332 (16.96%) Bash Shell
16 2243 (16.31%) Puppet
17 2014 (14.64%) Computer Science
18 1989 (14.46%) Git (software)
19 1924 (13.99%) Ansible
20 1905 (13.85%) Analytics
21 1893 (13.76%) Docker
22 1886 (13.71%) Windows
23 1840 (13.38%) Jenkins
24 1817 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
25 1808 (13.15%) Big Data
26 1805 (13.12%) Machine Learning
27 1742 (12.67%) Opscode Chef
28 1692 (12.30%) HTML
29 1670 (12.14%) Unix
30 1617 (11.76%) TDD

Python
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 1130 (8.22%) Apache Spark
2 869 (6.32%) Apache
3 644 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
4 537 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 522 (3.80%) SAS
6 497 (3.61%) OpenStack
7 369 (2.68%) nginx
8 268 (1.95%) Confluence
9 245 (1.78%) JBoss
10 209 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 198 (1.44%) IIS
12 191 (1.39%) WebSphere
13 184 (1.34%) WebLogic
14 142 (1.03%) Apache Pig
15 140 (1.02%) Jetty
16 131 (0.95%) CloudStack
17 95 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
17 95 (0.69%) CMS
18 81 (0.59%) Drupal
19 55 (0.40%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 247 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 173 (1.26%) SPSS
3 80 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 36 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.12%) Stata
9 12 (0.087%) Simulink
10 9 (0.065%) SPSS Modeler
11 8 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
12 7 (0.051%) GIMP
12 7 (0.051%) Maple
13 6 (0.044%) Weka
14 5 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.036%) GNU Octave
14 5 (0.036%) Inkscape
14 5 (0.036%) Maya
15 4 (0.029%) Mathcad
15 4 (0.029%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
2 22 (0.16%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 17 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.065%) Magento
6 8 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.058%) Odoo
7 7 (0.051%) R3 Corda
7 7 (0.051%) Teamcenter
8 6 (0.044%) Revive Adserver
8 6 (0.044%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.036%) Front Arena
10 4 (0.029%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.022%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.022%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.022%) Unica
12 2 (0.015%) Advent Geneva
12 2 (0.015%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.015%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2954 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1010 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 525 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 474 (3.45%) SaaS
5 330 (2.40%) GitHub
6 293 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 268 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
8 255 (1.85%) PaaS
9 222 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
10 192 (1.40%) IaaS
11 190 (1.38%) Amazon S3
12 95 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
13 81 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 73 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 72 (0.52%) Google Analytics
16 70 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 66 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
18 61 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
19 59 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
20 53 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 521 (3.79%) Firewall
2 480 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 446 (3.24%) Internet
4 436 (3.17%) DNS
5 381 (2.77%) HTTP
6 261 (1.90%) Wireless
7 215 (1.56%) WAN
8 195 (1.42%) Network Security
9 191 (1.39%) VPN
10 170 (1.24%) BGP
11 162 (1.18%) LAN
12 149 (1.08%) DHCP
13 129 (0.94%) LDAP
14 128 (0.93%) OSPF
15 123 (0.89%) Ethernet
16 116 (0.84%) SAN
17 115 (0.84%) SSL
18 106 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
19 93 (0.68%) IPsec
20 90 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1808 (13.15%) Big Data
2 1519 (11.04%) MySQL
3 1369 (9.95%) Hadoop
4 1319 (9.59%) NoSQL
5 1076 (7.82%) SQL Server
6 1020 (7.42%) MongoDB
7 891 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
8 804 (5.85%) Relational Database
9 556 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 438 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
11 412 (3.00%) Redis
12 368 (2.68%) Apache Hive
13 298 (2.17%) RDBMS
14 288 (2.09%) Data Mining
15 206 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
16 180 (1.31%) HBase
17 172 (1.25%) QlikView
18 134 (0.97%) Riak
19 132 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 127 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1989 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 1840 (13.38%) Jenkins
3 781 (5.68%) JIRA
4 658 (4.78%) Selenium
5 481 (3.50%) Maven
6 478 (3.48%) Subversion
7 399 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 389 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 336 (2.44%) JUnit
10 297 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 242 (1.76%) Vagrant
12 217 (1.58%) Visual Studio
13 185 (1.35%) Bitbucket
14 178 (1.29%) Gradle
15 173 (1.26%) JMeter
16 170 (1.24%) Ant
17 157 (1.14%) WebDriver
18 146 (1.06%) Eclipse
19 130 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
20 125 (0.91%) gulp
General
1 2981 (21.67%) Finance
2 1014 (7.37%) Banking
3 931 (6.77%) Marketing
4 813 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 719 (5.23%) Retail
6 559 (4.06%) Electronics
7 488 (3.55%) Investment Banking
8 485 (3.53%) Games
9 442 (3.21%) Front Office
10 394 (2.86%) Manufacturing
11 222 (1.61%) Retail Banking
12 202 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 192 (1.40%) Advertising
14 125 (0.91%) Publishing
15 98 (0.71%) Automotive
16 87 (0.63%) Legal
17 83 (0.60%) Aerospace
18 59 (0.43%) Back Office
19 49 (0.36%) Law
20 37 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4675 (33.99%) Developer
2 1679 (12.21%) Python Developer
3 1665 (12.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1220 (8.87%) Software Engineer
5 993 (7.22%) Java Developer
6 823 (5.98%) Data Scientist
7 780 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 767 (5.58%) Analyst
9 761 (5.53%) Linux Engineer
10 716 (5.21%) Software Developer
11 515 (3.74%) Graduate
12 462 (3.36%) Junior
13 446 (3.24%) Architect
14 445 (3.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 421 (3.06%) Administrator
16 385 (2.80%) Java Engineer
17 373 (2.71%) C# Developer
18 370 (2.69%) Data Engineer
19 369 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
20 361 (2.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1692 (12.30%) HTML
2 1336 (9.71%) CSS
3 1304 (9.48%) .NET
4 1076 (7.82%) Web Services
5 1018 (7.40%) AngularJS
6 934 (6.79%) Node.js
7 932 (6.78%) Django
8 695 (5.05%) REST
9 613 (4.46%) RESTful
10 567 (4.12%) Spring
11 557 (4.05%) HTML5
12 546 (3.97%) React
13 464 (3.37%) XML
14 463 (3.37%) Kafka
15 417 (3.03%) Flask
15 417 (3.03%) jQuery
16 394 (2.86%) LAMP
17 371 (2.70%) JSON
18 341 (2.48%) CSS3
19 330 (2.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2014 (14.64%) Computer Science
2 1174 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1101 (8.00%) Algorithms
4 632 (4.60%) Fintech
5 501 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
6 370 (2.69%) User Experience
7 360 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 331 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 300 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 273 (1.98%) Derivative
11 260 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 251 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
13 212 (1.54%) Management Information System
14 197 (1.43%) Public Cloud
15 194 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 191 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
17 136 (0.99%) Equities
18 129 (0.94%) Fixed Income
19 124 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
20 114 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5399 (39.25%) Linux
2 1886 (13.71%) Windows
3 1670 (12.14%) Unix
4 662 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 606 (4.41%) CentOS
6 470 (3.42%) Ubuntu
7 467 (3.40%) Android
8 329 (2.39%) Apple iOS
9 256 (1.86%) Windows Server
10 255 (1.85%) Debian
11 235 (1.71%) Solaris
12 85 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
13 79 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 74 (0.54%) AIX
15 73 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 68 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 66 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
18 49 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 42 (0.31%) CoreOS
20 40 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4656 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3212 (23.35%) DevOps
3 2485 (18.07%) Software Engineering
4 1905 (13.85%) Analytics
5 1817 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 1805 (13.12%) Machine Learning
7 1617 (11.76%) TDD
8 1497 (10.88%) Test Automation
9 1399 (10.17%) Open Source
9 1399 (10.17%) Scrum
10 1398 (10.16%) Mathematics
11 1232 (8.96%) OO
12 1207 (8.78%) Configuration Management
13 899 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
14 831 (6.04%) SDLC
15 752 (5.47%) BDD
16 719 (5.23%) E-Commerce
17 673 (4.89%) Microservices
18 667 (4.85%) Web Development
19 658 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5868 (42.66%) Java
2 3705 (26.94%) SQL
3 3054 (22.20%) C++
4 2909 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 2756 (20.04%) Ruby
6 2396 (17.42%) C#
7 2382 (17.32%) Perl
8 2332 (16.96%) Bash Shell
9 1461 (10.62%) PHP
10 1374 (9.99%) R
11 1373 (9.98%) C
12 1224 (8.90%) Scala
13 790 (5.74%) PowerShell
14 768 (5.58%) Go
15 703 (5.11%) Shell Script
16 557 (4.05%) MATLAB
17 232 (1.69%) PL/SQL
18 208 (1.51%) Groovy
19 192 (1.40%) T-SQL
20 186 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2664 (19.37%) Degree
2 844 (6.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 840 (6.11%) PhD
4 519 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 239 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
6 200 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 197 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 189 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 187 (1.36%) Master's Degree
10 144 (1.05%) ISEB
11 134 (0.97%) CCNP
11 134 (0.97%) ISTQB
12 123 (0.89%) CISSP
13 93 (0.68%) CCNA
14 71 (0.52%) RHCE
15 66 (0.48%) CCIE
15 66 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (0.46%) CISM
17 51 (0.37%) RHCSA
18 50 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 792 (5.76%) QA
2 138 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 93 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 76 (0.55%) SLA
6 74 (0.54%) GCP
7 20 (0.15%) COBIT
7 20 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 11 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.073%) GPG13
11 10 (0.073%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.065%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.065%) MiFID
13 8 (0.058%) MISRA
14 6 (0.044%) JTAG
15 5 (0.036%) GDPR
15 5 (0.036%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1893 (13.76%) Docker
2 502 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 275 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 180 (1.31%) vSphere
5 175 (1.27%) Xen
6 159 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 146 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 139 (1.01%) Firmware
9 131 (0.95%) KVM
10 118 (0.86%) XenServer
11 105 (0.76%) HDFS
12 97 (0.71%) NFS
13 73 (0.53%) iptables
14 68 (0.49%) Varnish
15 66 (0.48%) Apache Flume
16 56 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
17 53 (0.39%) LXC
18 47 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 45 (0.33%) Snort
20 41 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2243 (16.31%) Puppet
2 1924 (13.99%) Ansible
3 1742 (12.67%) Opscode Chef
4 668 (4.86%) Kubernetes
5 447 (3.25%) Terraform
6 395 (2.87%) Nagios
7 268 (1.95%) Salt
8 177 (1.29%) Kibana
9 157 (1.14%) logstash
10 136 (0.99%) Mesos
10 136 (0.99%) ZABBIX
11 135 (0.98%) Grafana
12 116 (0.84%) Cobbler
13 109 (0.79%) Tivoli
14 90 (0.65%) Graphite
15 83 (0.60%) HAProxy
16 73 (0.53%) Packer
17 68 (0.49%) Rundeck
18 61 (0.44%) CFEngine
19 55 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1137 (8.27%) Oracle
2 963 (7.00%) Red Hat
3 767 (5.58%) Microsoft
4 743 (5.40%) Google
5 720 (5.23%) VMware
6 465 (3.38%) Tableau
7 424 (3.08%) SAP
8 355 (2.58%) Splunk
9 318 (2.31%) Cisco
10 170 (1.24%) SaltStack
11 166 (1.21%) HP
12 134 (0.97%) Juniper
13 131 (0.95%) IBM
14 130 (0.95%) TIBCO
15 117 (0.85%) Atlassian
16 114 (0.83%) Cloudera
17 108 (0.79%) New Relic
18 103 (0.75%) EnterpriseDB
19 102 (0.74%) Hortonworks
20 99 (0.72%) Sybase
City, London
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Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £700000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £950000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Stock Options, Flexible hours
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Business bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Banking Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + equity, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £75 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £85000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago