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

Python
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 29 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Python 6907 6258 5237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.78% 6.34% 4.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.88% 12.02% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5695 5353 4280
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 49780 52059 57223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.04% 52.78% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41779 45080 48809
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +8 6531 £57,500 +4.54% 1076
London +1 3633 £65,000 +8.33% 589
South East +12 1003 £50,000 - 144
East of England +22 572 £47,500 +5.55% 121
City of London -1 540 £65,000 +8.33% 126
Cambridgeshire +13 421 £50,000 +11.11% 97
Cambridge +15 408 £50,000 +11.11% 92
South West -1 392 £42,500 -9.09% 70
North West +32 375 £45,000 +12.50% 51
Yorkshire +9 338 £50,000 +25.00% 49
Manchester +47 317 £46,000 +2.22% 36
Berkshire +9 267 £50,000 -4.76% 35
Scotland +14 248 £45,000 +16.12% 50
Surrey +16 202 £55,000 +15.78% 23
West Yorkshire +3 195 £50,000 +17.64% 38
Leeds +9 174 £50,000 +21.21% 32
Hampshire +18 156 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Bristol +4 147 £50,000 - 30
Oxfordshire -7 144 £50,000 -9.09% 36
Reading +8 139 £50,000 -9.09% 20
West Midlands +33 133 £41,500 -7.77% 18
Edinburgh +43 130 £39,500 +12.85% 22
Oxford -1 102 £45,000 -18.18% 21
Gloucestershire -9 93 £42,500 -10.52% 9
East Sussex +19 92 £45,000 - 7
South Yorkshire +9 91 £60,000 +60.00% 9
Brighton +22 90 £45,000 -14.28% 6
Glasgow -8 89 £52,500 +50.00% 23
East Midlands -4 83 £38,750 -8.82% 29
Sheffield +18 75 £60,000 +60.00% 7

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5514 (42.16%) Java
2 5220 (39.91%) Linux
3 4436 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
4 3506 (26.81%) SQL
5 3080 (23.55%) DevOps
6 2901 (22.18%) C++
7 2885 (22.06%) JavaScript
8 2728 (20.86%) Finance
9 2682 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
10 2660 (20.34%) Ruby
11 2581 (19.73%) Degree
12 2424 (18.53%) Software Engineering
13 2306 (17.63%) Perl
14 2257 (17.26%) C#
15 2165 (16.55%) Bash Shell
16 2127 (16.26%) Puppet
17 1939 (14.83%) Git (software)
18 1936 (14.80%) Computer Science
19 1781 (13.62%) Analytics
20 1777 (13.59%) Ansible
21 1755 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
22 1733 (13.25%) Windows
22 1733 (13.25%) Docker
23 1729 (13.22%) HTML
24 1720 (13.15%) Jenkins
25 1707 (13.05%) Big Data
26 1653 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
27 1639 (12.53%) Machine Learning
28 1619 (12.38%) Unix
29 1552 (11.87%) 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 1041 (7.96%) Apache Spark
2 798 (6.10%) Apache
3 610 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
4 466 (3.56%) Tomcat
5 465 (3.56%) SAS
6 447 (3.42%) OpenStack
7 346 (2.65%) nginx
8 223 (1.71%) JBoss
9 221 (1.69%) Confluence
10 199 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 188 (1.44%) WebLogic
11 188 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 171 (1.31%) IIS
13 166 (1.27%) Apache Pig
14 142 (1.09%) Jetty
15 139 (1.06%) CloudStack
16 90 (0.69%) CMS
17 79 (0.60%) Drupal
18 73 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
19 52 (0.40%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 227 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (1.18%) SPSS
3 67 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 30 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 28 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (0.12%) Stata
8 15 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.099%) Simulink
9 13 (0.099%) SPSS Modeler
10 7 (0.054%) GIMP
10 7 (0.054%) Maple
10 7 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.046%) Weka
12 5 (0.038%) GNU Octave
12 5 (0.038%) Inkscape
13 4 (0.031%) EViews
13 4 (0.031%) Gephi
13 4 (0.031%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 233 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
3 21 (0.16%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 16 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.069%) Sentinel
8 8 (0.061%) Magento
8 8 (0.061%) Odoo
9 5 (0.038%) Front Arena
10 4 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.031%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
11 3 (0.023%) Revive Adserver
11 3 (0.023%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.023%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.023%) Unica
12 2 (0.015%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.015%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2682 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 878 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 474 (3.62%) SaaS
4 446 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 312 (2.39%) GitHub
6 254 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 251 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
8 218 (1.67%) PaaS
9 187 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 183 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 167 (1.28%) IaaS
12 80 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 74 (0.57%) Google Analytics
14 68 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 65 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
15 65 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 61 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
17 58 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
18 57 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
19 55 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 495 (3.78%) Firewall
2 436 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 424 (3.24%) Internet
4 385 (2.94%) DNS
5 362 (2.77%) HTTP
6 251 (1.92%) Wireless
7 190 (1.45%) WAN
8 175 (1.34%) Network Security
9 165 (1.26%) VPN
10 157 (1.20%) BGP
11 149 (1.14%) LAN
12 137 (1.05%) LDAP
13 124 (0.95%) DHCP
14 119 (0.91%) SAN
15 117 (0.89%) OSPF
16 109 (0.83%) Ethernet
17 101 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
18 93 (0.71%) SSL
19 84 (0.64%) MPLS
20 81 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1707 (13.05%) Big Data
2 1524 (11.65%) MySQL
3 1268 (9.69%) Hadoop
4 1227 (9.38%) NoSQL
5 1021 (7.81%) MongoDB
6 937 (7.16%) SQL Server
7 840 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
8 780 (5.96%) Relational Database
9 531 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 391 (2.99%) Redis
11 375 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
12 367 (2.81%) Apache Hive
13 304 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 292 (2.23%) Data Mining
15 208 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
16 179 (1.37%) HBase
16 179 (1.37%) QlikView
17 133 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 119 (0.91%) Power BI
19 114 (0.87%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1939 (14.83%) Git (software)
2 1720 (13.15%) Jenkins
3 729 (5.57%) JIRA
4 641 (4.90%) Selenium
5 493 (3.77%) Subversion
6 441 (3.37%) Maven
7 413 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 377 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 302 (2.31%) JUnit
10 259 (1.98%) TeamCity
11 245 (1.87%) Vagrant
12 189 (1.45%) Visual Studio
13 184 (1.41%) Ant
14 163 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 163 (1.25%) Gradle
15 161 (1.23%) WebDriver
16 155 (1.19%) JMeter
17 139 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
18 137 (1.05%) Eclipse
19 117 (0.89%) Appium
General
1 2728 (20.86%) Finance
2 927 (7.09%) Banking
3 800 (6.12%) Marketing
4 720 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 593 (4.53%) Retail
6 462 (3.53%) Games
7 458 (3.50%) Electronics
8 394 (3.01%) Investment Banking
9 343 (2.62%) Front Office
10 296 (2.26%) Manufacturing
11 177 (1.35%) Advertising
12 172 (1.32%) Financial Institution
13 109 (0.83%) Publishing
14 108 (0.83%) Retail Banking
15 93 (0.71%) Legal
16 80 (0.61%) Automotive
17 67 (0.51%) Aerospace
18 41 (0.31%) Back Office
19 40 (0.31%) Law
20 34 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4450 (34.02%) Developer
2 1586 (12.13%) Python Developer
3 1544 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 1206 (9.22%) Software Engineer
5 967 (7.39%) Java Developer
6 755 (5.77%) Data Scientist
7 739 (5.65%) Linux Engineer
8 738 (5.64%) Analyst
9 691 (5.28%) Software Developer
10 689 (5.27%) Senior Developer
11 459 (3.51%) Graduate
12 436 (3.33%) Junior
13 420 (3.21%) Administrator
14 410 (3.13%) Architect
15 409 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 378 (2.89%) C# Developer
17 373 (2.85%) Java Engineer
18 372 (2.84%) Data Engineer
19 357 (2.73%) AWS Engineer
20 352 (2.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1729 (13.22%) HTML
2 1326 (10.14%) CSS
3 1268 (9.69%) .NET
4 1060 (8.10%) Web Services
5 972 (7.43%) AngularJS
6 961 (7.35%) Django
7 905 (6.92%) Node.js
8 689 (5.27%) REST
9 591 (4.52%) RESTful
10 546 (4.17%) HTML5
11 531 (4.06%) Spring
12 501 (3.83%) React
13 473 (3.62%) XML
14 423 (3.23%) jQuery
15 417 (3.19%) Kafka
16 414 (3.17%) Flask
17 410 (3.13%) LAMP
18 344 (2.63%) ASP.NET
19 330 (2.52%) JSON
20 324 (2.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1936 (14.80%) Computer Science
2 1090 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1041 (7.96%) Algorithms
4 607 (4.64%) Fintech
5 524 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 361 (2.76%) User Experience
7 359 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 324 (2.48%) Data Centre
9 322 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 261 (2.00%) Hedge funds
11 222 (1.70%) Derivative
11 222 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 193 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 174 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
14 171 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 151 (1.15%) Public Cloud
16 128 (0.98%) Fixed Income
17 118 (0.90%) Equities
18 99 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
19 97 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5220 (39.91%) Linux
2 1733 (13.25%) Windows
3 1619 (12.38%) Unix
4 647 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 541 (4.14%) CentOS
6 471 (3.60%) Android
7 435 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 333 (2.55%) Apple iOS
9 249 (1.90%) Windows Server
10 242 (1.85%) Debian
11 220 (1.68%) Solaris
12 86 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 80 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
14 72 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 67 (0.51%) AIX
16 63 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 50 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 47 (0.36%) CoreOS
20 40 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4436 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
2 3080 (23.55%) DevOps
3 2424 (18.53%) Software Engineering
4 1781 (13.62%) Analytics
5 1755 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
6 1639 (12.53%) Machine Learning
7 1552 (11.87%) TDD
8 1441 (11.02%) Test Automation
9 1429 (10.93%) Scrum
10 1349 (10.31%) Mathematics
11 1292 (9.88%) Open Source
12 1165 (8.91%) OO
13 1134 (8.67%) Configuration Management
14 805 (6.15%) SDLC
15 787 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
16 731 (5.59%) BDD
17 715 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 663 (5.07%) Web Development
19 661 (5.05%) Microservices
20 631 (4.82%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5514 (42.16%) Java
2 3506 (26.81%) SQL
3 2901 (22.18%) C++
4 2885 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 2660 (20.34%) Ruby
6 2306 (17.63%) Perl
7 2257 (17.26%) C#
8 2165 (16.55%) Bash Shell
9 1414 (10.81%) PHP
10 1320 (10.09%) C
11 1287 (9.84%) R
12 1217 (9.30%) Scala
13 744 (5.69%) PowerShell
14 709 (5.42%) Go
15 616 (4.71%) Shell Script
16 505 (3.86%) MATLAB
17 210 (1.61%) Groovy
18 193 (1.48%) PL/SQL
19 183 (1.40%) T-SQL
20 177 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2581 (19.73%) Degree
2 800 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 795 (6.08%) PhD
4 508 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 236 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
6 205 (1.57%) Master's Degree
7 200 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 188 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 170 (1.30%) SC Cleared
10 156 (1.19%) ISEB
11 152 (1.16%) ISTQB
12 124 (0.95%) CCNP
13 116 (0.89%) CISSP
14 93 (0.71%) CCNA
15 63 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 63 (0.48%) RHCE
16 58 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 56 (0.43%) CISM
18 54 (0.41%) CCIE
19 47 (0.36%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (5.62%) QA
2 121 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 92 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 71 (0.54%) SLA
6 57 (0.44%) GCP
7 21 (0.16%) COBIT
8 17 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.084%) MiFID
11 10 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.061%) GPG13
13 8 (0.061%) MISRA
14 7 (0.054%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.054%) JTAG
15 6 (0.046%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.038%) IEC 62304
16 5 (0.038%) ISO 22301
17 4 (0.031%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1733 (13.25%) Docker
2 493 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 185 (1.41%) vSphere
5 183 (1.40%) Xen
6 141 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 132 (1.01%) Firmware
8 131 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 126 (0.96%) XenServer
10 124 (0.95%) KVM
11 98 (0.75%) NFS
12 95 (0.73%) HDFS
13 73 (0.56%) iptables
14 63 (0.48%) Varnish
15 57 (0.44%) Apache Flume
16 53 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
17 51 (0.39%) VirtualBox
18 48 (0.37%) LXC
19 47 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 42 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2127 (16.26%) Puppet
2 1777 (13.59%) Ansible
3 1653 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
4 624 (4.77%) Kubernetes
5 426 (3.26%) Terraform
6 387 (2.96%) Nagios
7 260 (1.99%) Salt
8 179 (1.37%) Kibana
9 160 (1.22%) logstash
10 142 (1.09%) Mesos
11 124 (0.95%) ZABBIX
12 115 (0.88%) Cobbler
13 112 (0.86%) Tivoli
14 110 (0.84%) Grafana
15 103 (0.79%) Graphite
16 77 (0.59%) HAProxy
17 63 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
18 59 (0.45%) Packer
19 56 (0.43%) Nessus
20 55 (0.42%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1058 (8.09%) Oracle
2 893 (6.83%) Red Hat
3 696 (5.32%) VMware
4 693 (5.30%) Microsoft
5 687 (5.25%) Google
6 429 (3.28%) Tableau
7 326 (2.49%) Splunk
8 316 (2.42%) SAP
9 286 (2.19%) Cisco
10 149 (1.14%) HP
11 144 (1.10%) SaltStack
12 125 (0.96%) Juniper
13 120 (0.92%) IBM
13 120 (0.92%) New Relic
14 115 (0.88%) Atlassian
15 110 (0.84%) EnterpriseDB
15 110 (0.84%) TIBCO
16 99 (0.76%) Sybase
17 81 (0.62%) Palo Alto
18 79 (0.60%) F5
City, London
Athelstan Search
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + Share Options + Great Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benfits, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits and incentives.
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits and incentives.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65k-68k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £700000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday