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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 34 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Python 6497 6337 4795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.58% 6.13% 4.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.66% 11.83% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5432 5363 3961
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £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 47568 53582 56352
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.49% 51.86% 50.93%
Number of salaries quoted 40488 46315 47881
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +10 6144 £55,000 - 1035
London +3 3483 £65,000 +8.33% 542
South East +21 958 £47,500 - 154
East of England +15 568 £45,000 -3.22% 120
City of London +2 557 £65,000 +8.33% 134
Cambridgeshire +17 427 £45,500 +1.11% 94
Cambridge +13 406 £47,500 +5.55% 88
North West +38 312 £46,000 +10.84% 65
Yorkshire +3 311 £52,500 +23.52% 60
South West +1 306 £40,000 -11.11% 58
Berkshire +32 279 £50,000 -3.84% 51
Manchester +45 260 £47,500 +5.55% 53
Scotland +35 231 £45,000 +38.46% 38
Surrey +23 184 £52,500 +14.13% 35
Oxfordshire -4 171 £47,500 -13.63% 28
West Yorkshire -5 171 £50,000 +17.64% 39
Leeds 0 144 £52,500 +23.52% 29
Reading +18 142 £48,750 -7.14% 24
Hampshire +1 126 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Edinburgh +29 121 £45,000 +28.57% 24
Bristol +11 110 £43,750 -2.77% 24
Oxford -3 108 £45,000 -18.18% 14
East Midlands +2 105 £40,000 - 11
Gloucestershire -3 99 £40,000 -20.00% 12
South Yorkshire +15 91 £57,500 +15.00% 14
West Midlands -20 90 £37,000 -22.10% 20
Glasgow +13 87 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Hertfordshire -31 69 £50,000 -2.43% 18
Sheffield +15 68 £60,000 +20.00% 13
Wales +3 63 £42,500 +13.33% 4

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5195 (41.51%) Linux
2 5132 (41.00%) Java
3 4219 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3248 (25.95%) SQL
5 2920 (23.33%) DevOps
6 2853 (22.79%) JavaScript
7 2765 (22.09%) C++
8 2658 (21.24%) Ruby
9 2556 (20.42%) Degree
10 2430 (19.42%) Finance
11 2417 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
12 2376 (18.98%) Software Engineering
13 2307 (18.43%) Perl
14 2138 (17.08%) Bash Shell
15 2040 (16.30%) Puppet
16 2009 (16.05%) C#
17 1880 (15.02%) Computer Science
18 1833 (14.65%) Git (software)
19 1806 (14.43%) HTML
20 1676 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
21 1654 (13.22%) Windows
22 1631 (13.03%) Ansible
23 1624 (12.98%) Opscode Chef
24 1615 (12.90%) Big Data
25 1595 (12.74%) Jenkins
26 1588 (12.69%) Unix
27 1568 (12.53%) Analytics
28 1554 (12.42%) MySQL
29 1511 (12.07%) Docker
30 1434 (11.46%) 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
1 951 (7.60%) Apache Spark
2 739 (5.90%) Apache
3 605 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
4 457 (3.65%) Tomcat
5 440 (3.52%) OpenStack
6 416 (3.32%) SAS
7 309 (2.47%) nginx
8 225 (1.80%) JBoss
9 222 (1.77%) Confluence
10 208 (1.66%) WebSphere
11 197 (1.57%) Apache Pig
12 196 (1.57%) WebLogic
13 176 (1.41%) IIS
14 172 (1.37%) Apache Solr
15 152 (1.21%) Jetty
16 131 (1.05%) CloudStack
17 86 (0.69%) CMS
18 72 (0.58%) Drupal
19 56 (0.45%) WordPress
20 53 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 202 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (1.15%) SPSS
3 60 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (0.19%) SPSS Modeler
6 20 (0.16%) Simulink
7 19 (0.15%) Stata
8 18 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (0.14%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.072%) GNU Octave
11 7 (0.056%) EViews
11 7 (0.056%) Maple
12 6 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
12 6 (0.048%) Maya
13 5 (0.040%) NUKE
13 5 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.040%) Weka
14 4 (0.032%) HipChat
14 4 (0.032%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 100 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.14%) SAP InfiniteInsight
4 16 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.11%) Magento
5 14 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 13 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 12 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.064%) Odoo
9 6 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.040%) Front Arena
11 4 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
12 3 (0.024%) Sage 200
13 2 (0.016%) CSG Singleview
13 2 (0.016%) Endur
13 2 (0.016%) Markit EDM
13 2 (0.016%) NetSuite
13 2 (0.016%) PeopleSoft CRM
13 2 (0.016%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2417 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 758 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 515 (4.11%) SaaS
4 350 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 298 (2.38%) GitHub
6 218 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 195 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 194 (1.55%) PaaS
9 188 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 158 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 139 (1.11%) IaaS
12 71 (0.57%) Google Analytics
13 63 (0.50%) Slack
14 61 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
14 61 (0.49%) OpenShift
15 59 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
16 57 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
17 56 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
18 55 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 54 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 426 (3.40%) Firewall
2 423 (3.38%) Internet
3 397 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 392 (3.13%) DNS
5 366 (2.92%) HTTP
6 248 (1.98%) Wireless
7 147 (1.17%) WAN
8 145 (1.16%) VPN
9 131 (1.05%) LDAP
10 127 (1.01%) Network Security
11 114 (0.91%) SAN
11 114 (0.91%) SSL
12 112 (0.89%) LAN
13 105 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
14 103 (0.82%) BGP
15 101 (0.81%) DHCP
16 87 (0.70%) Bluetooth
17 86 (0.69%) Ethernet
18 79 (0.63%) OSPF
19 75 (0.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1615 (12.90%) Big Data
2 1554 (12.42%) MySQL
3 1208 (9.65%) Hadoop
4 1172 (9.36%) NoSQL
5 1033 (8.25%) MongoDB
6 837 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
7 820 (6.55%) Relational Database
8 815 (6.51%) SQL Server
9 487 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 398 (3.18%) Redis
11 362 (2.89%) Apache Hive
12 314 (2.51%) RDBMS
13 270 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
14 264 (2.11%) Data Mining
15 185 (1.48%) HBase
16 161 (1.29%) QlikView
17 157 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
18 126 (1.01%) Neo4j
19 121 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 112 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1833 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 1595 (12.74%) Jenkins
3 729 (5.82%) JIRA
4 687 (5.49%) Selenium
5 531 (4.24%) Subversion
6 422 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 410 (3.28%) Maven
8 346 (2.76%) Cucumber
9 272 (2.17%) JUnit
10 270 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 254 (2.03%) Vagrant
12 190 (1.52%) Ant
13 173 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 156 (1.25%) Visual Studio
15 154 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 147 (1.17%) JMeter
17 131 (1.05%) GoCD
18 128 (1.02%) Bitbucket
19 124 (0.99%) Hudson
20 122 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2430 (19.42%) Finance
2 966 (7.72%) Banking
3 623 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 609 (4.87%) Marketing
5 522 (4.17%) Retail
6 452 (3.61%) Games
7 317 (2.53%) Electronics
8 290 (2.32%) Investment Banking
9 259 (2.07%) Front Office
10 195 (1.56%) Advertising
11 160 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 143 (1.14%) Financial Institution
13 111 (0.89%) Publishing
14 107 (0.85%) Legal
15 70 (0.56%) Automotive
16 49 (0.39%) Back Office
17 45 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 44 (0.35%) Law
19 40 (0.32%) Military
20 37 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4266 (34.08%) Developer
2 1534 (12.26%) Python Developer
3 1451 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 1176 (9.40%) Software Engineer
5 975 (7.79%) Java Developer
6 819 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
7 677 (5.41%) Data Scientist
8 640 (5.11%) Analyst
9 638 (5.10%) Software Developer
10 593 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 441 (3.52%) Junior
12 418 (3.34%) Administrator
13 391 (3.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 386 (3.08%) Graduate
15 378 (3.02%) Test Engineer
16 373 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
17 371 (2.96%) Architect
18 370 (2.96%) C# Developer
19 366 (2.92%) C++ Developer
20 362 (2.89%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1806 (14.43%) HTML
2 1400 (11.19%) CSS
3 1254 (10.02%) .NET
4 1036 (8.28%) Web Services
5 1003 (8.01%) AngularJS
6 982 (7.85%) Django
7 875 (6.99%) Node.js
8 668 (5.34%) REST
9 606 (4.84%) HTML5
10 597 (4.77%) RESTful
11 524 (4.19%) Spring
12 518 (4.14%) XML
13 488 (3.90%) React
14 475 (3.80%) jQuery
15 424 (3.39%) LAMP
16 423 (3.38%) Flask
17 385 (3.08%) CSS3
18 323 (2.58%) ASP.NET
19 308 (2.46%) SOAP
20 306 (2.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1880 (15.02%) Computer Science
2 1013 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 915 (7.31%) Algorithms
4 546 (4.36%) Fintech
5 540 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
6 355 (2.84%) User Experience
7 346 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 299 (2.39%) Data Centre
9 291 (2.33%) Data Structures
10 281 (2.25%) Hedge funds
11 214 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 175 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 167 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 159 (1.27%) Derivative
15 141 (1.13%) Management Information System
16 133 (1.06%) Fixed Income
17 119 (0.95%) Equities
18 112 (0.89%) Public Cloud
19 111 (0.89%) Client/Server
20 84 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5195 (41.51%) Linux
2 1654 (13.22%) Windows
3 1588 (12.69%) Unix
4 634 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 543 (4.34%) CentOS
6 462 (3.69%) Android
7 423 (3.38%) Ubuntu
8 327 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 243 (1.94%) Windows Server
10 238 (1.90%) Debian
11 194 (1.55%) Solaris
12 81 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 70 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
14 66 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 66 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 63 (0.50%) CoreOS
16 54 (0.43%) AIX
17 53 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 40 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 36 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4219 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2920 (23.33%) DevOps
3 2376 (18.98%) Software Engineering
4 1676 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
5 1568 (12.53%) Analytics
6 1434 (11.46%) TDD
7 1422 (11.36%) Scrum
8 1354 (10.82%) Machine Learning
9 1291 (10.31%) Mathematics
10 1191 (9.52%) Open Source
11 1146 (9.16%) Configuration Management
12 1111 (8.88%) OO
13 802 (6.41%) SDLC
14 753 (6.02%) E-Commerce
15 688 (5.50%) Web Development
16 668 (5.34%) BDD
17 616 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
18 599 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
19 580 (4.63%) Microservices
20 570 (4.55%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 5132 (41.00%) Java
2 3248 (25.95%) SQL
3 2853 (22.79%) JavaScript
4 2765 (22.09%) C++
5 2658 (21.24%) Ruby
6 2307 (18.43%) Perl
7 2138 (17.08%) Bash Shell
8 2009 (16.05%) C#
9 1425 (11.39%) PHP
10 1352 (10.80%) C
11 1117 (8.92%) R
12 1100 (8.79%) Scala
13 736 (5.88%) PowerShell
14 654 (5.23%) Go
15 583 (4.66%) Shell Script
16 436 (3.48%) MATLAB
17 232 (1.85%) Groovy
18 171 (1.37%) VBA
19 132 (1.05%) PL/SQL
20 123 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2556 (20.42%) Degree
2 699 (5.58%) PhD
3 496 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 223 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 163 (1.30%) ISTQB
5 163 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 150 (1.20%) ISEB
7 142 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 92 (0.74%) CCNP
9 90 (0.72%) CISSP
10 74 (0.59%) CCNA
11 65 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 64 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 58 (0.46%) AWS Certification
14 49 (0.39%) CEH
15 48 (0.38%) CISM
16 47 (0.38%) RHCE
17 45 (0.36%) CREST Certified
18 40 (0.32%) CCIE
19 38 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (5.94%) QA
2 93 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 91 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 75 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 63 (0.50%) SLA
6 59 (0.47%) SDET
7 39 (0.31%) GCP
8 34 (0.27%) COBIT
9 15 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.10%) IEC 61508
11 12 (0.096%) MiFID
11 12 (0.096%) MISRA
12 11 (0.088%) HL7
13 10 (0.080%) JTAG
14 9 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.064%) GPG13
16 7 (0.056%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.040%) ISO13485
18 4 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1511 (12.07%) Docker
2 515 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 243 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 204 (1.63%) Xen
5 191 (1.53%) vSphere
6 146 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 138 (1.10%) XenServer
8 119 (0.95%) Firmware
9 108 (0.86%) KVM
10 92 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 79 (0.63%) NFS
12 78 (0.62%) HDFS
13 74 (0.59%) Varnish
14 62 (0.50%) Apache Flume
15 61 (0.49%) VirtualBox
16 56 (0.45%) iptables
17 47 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 39 (0.31%) Snort
19 38 (0.30%) LXC
20 29 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2040 (16.30%) Puppet
2 1631 (13.03%) Ansible
3 1624 (12.98%) Opscode Chef
4 518 (4.14%) Kubernetes
5 433 (3.46%) Nagios
6 337 (2.69%) Terraform
7 296 (2.36%) Salt
8 187 (1.49%) Kibana
9 161 (1.29%) logstash
10 147 (1.17%) Mesos
11 118 (0.94%) Graphite
12 111 (0.89%) ZABBIX
13 110 (0.88%) Tivoli
14 107 (0.85%) Cobbler
15 83 (0.66%) Grafana
16 75 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
17 64 (0.51%) HAProxy
18 57 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
19 56 (0.45%) CFEngine
20 50 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1051 (8.40%) Oracle
2 835 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 696 (5.56%) VMware
4 612 (4.89%) Microsoft
5 586 (4.68%) Google
6 382 (3.05%) Tableau
7 315 (2.52%) Splunk
8 229 (1.83%) Cisco
9 169 (1.35%) HP
10 166 (1.33%) SAP
11 156 (1.25%) New Relic
12 148 (1.18%) SaltStack
13 145 (1.16%) Atlassian
14 124 (0.99%) IBM
15 113 (0.90%) EnterpriseDB
16 101 (0.81%) Sybase
17 94 (0.75%) Juniper
18 90 (0.72%) TIBCO
19 76 (0.61%) Talend
20 75 (0.60%) AppDynamics
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Private Health, Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Shares
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Equity
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Flexible environment + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £5000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 PA
Posted: 2 days ago