Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 84 110
Rank change year-on-year +37 +26 +56
Permanent jobs citing Python 407 344 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.74% 3.48% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.87% 6.61% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 310 352 333
West Midlands median annual salary £49,750 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.88% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,745 5,208 5,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.65% 52.76% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,192 4,530 4,410
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,125 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,625 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Birmingham +34 164 £52,500 +21.39% 32
Coventry +9 83 £47,500 +39.71% 10
Shropshire +50 44 £57,500 +4.55% 9
Warwickshire -5 29 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Dudley - 24 £26,000 -
Staffordshire +25 18 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Worcestershire +5 11 £47,500 +26.67%
Solihull -2 7 £71,250 +35.71% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £47,500 - 1
Walsall -6 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Wednesbury - 1 £45,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £30,000 - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Python.

1 203 (49.88%) Java
2 177 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (32.92%) Linux
5 127 (31.20%) SQL
6 107 (26.29%) JavaScript
6 107 (26.29%) DevOps
7 105 (25.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 96 (23.59%) Ansible
9 94 (23.10%) Ruby
10 92 (22.60%) Docker
11 90 (22.11%) Jenkins
12 89 (21.87%) Perl
13 83 (20.39%) Puppet
14 81 (19.90%) PHP
14 81 (19.90%) Scrum
15 80 (19.66%) Git (software)
16 77 (18.92%) Bash Shell
16 77 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
17 72 (17.69%) Open Source
18 69 (16.95%) C#
19 65 (15.97%) HTML
20 64 (15.72%) Degree
21 60 (14.74%) MySQL
21 60 (14.74%) Terraform
22 59 (14.50%) Microservices
23 58 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
24 54 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (12.29%) Software Engineering
25 50 (12.29%) CSS

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 39 (9.58%) Apache
2 29 (7.13%) Apache Spark
3 28 (6.88%) Confluence
4 27 (6.63%) Tomcat
5 26 (6.39%) nginx
6 14 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (3.19%) Anypoint
8 11 (2.70%) Mule
9 5 (1.23%) SAS
10 2 (0.49%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.25%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
Applications
1 31 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.47%) Maya
5 5 (1.23%) Houdini
6 2 (0.49%) Blender
6 2 (0.49%) Simulink
6 2 (0.49%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 146 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (25.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (11.06%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (11.06%) Amazon S3
3 45 (11.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 40 (9.83%) SaaS
5 35 (8.60%) Serverless
6 33 (8.11%) PaaS
7 32 (7.86%) IaaS
8 26 (6.39%) Amazon SQS
9 25 (6.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (3.69%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (3.69%) Amazon Kinesis
12 15 (3.69%) GitHub
12 15 (3.69%) Office 365
13 14 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (2.46%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.62%) DNS
2 30 (7.37%) Firewall
3 20 (4.91%) VPN
4 16 (3.93%) SSL
5 15 (3.69%) Network Security
6 11 (2.70%) Internet
6 11 (2.70%) WAN
7 10 (2.46%) LAN
8 9 (2.21%) HTTP
9 8 (1.97%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.98%) ADSL
11 4 (0.98%) Broadband
11 4 (0.98%) VDSL
11 4 (0.98%) xDSL
12 3 (0.74%) DHCP
12 3 (0.74%) DSL
13 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.49%) Skype
13 2 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.74%) MySQL
2 43 (10.57%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 34 (8.35%) Amazon RDS
5 31 (7.62%) Relational Database
6 29 (7.13%) MongoDB
6 29 (7.13%) SQL Server
7 28 (6.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 27 (6.63%) Hadoop
9 25 (6.14%) Big Data
10 17 (4.18%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (4.18%) RDBMS
10 17 (4.18%) Redis
11 15 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (3.69%) Cosmos DB
12 14 (3.44%) DB2
13 13 (3.19%) Impala
14 9 (2.21%) Power BI
15 7 (1.72%) BigQuery
15 7 (1.72%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 90 (22.11%) Jenkins
2 80 (19.66%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (8.11%) JIRA
4 33 (8.11%) Selenium
5 31 (7.62%) Vagrant
6 30 (7.37%) Cucumber
7 28 (6.88%) Maven
8 25 (6.14%) Visual Studio
9 24 (5.90%) Subversion
10 19 (4.67%) WebDriver
11 18 (4.42%) Hudson
12 16 (3.93%) CircleCI
13 15 (3.69%) SpecFlow
13 15 (3.69%) TeamCity
14 14 (3.44%) Bitbucket
14 14 (3.44%) GoCD
15 13 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (2.21%) Mercurial
17 8 (1.97%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (12.29%) Finance
2 20 (4.91%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.18%) Automotive
4 16 (3.93%) Retail
5 10 (2.46%) Electronics
6 8 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.97%) Games
6 8 (1.97%) Marketing
7 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 5 (1.23%) Banking
8 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.98%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) German Language
10 2 (0.49%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 113 (27.76%) Developer
2 67 (16.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (8.35%) Software Engineer
4 33 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 27 (6.63%) Senior Developer
6 26 (6.39%) Applications Engineer
7 25 (6.14%) Analyst
7 25 (6.14%) Architect
8 23 (5.65%) Junior
8 23 (5.65%) Python Developer
9 22 (5.41%) Data Scientist
10 19 (4.67%) Lead Architect
11 18 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
12 16 (3.93%) Applications Support
13 15 (3.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.69%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (15.97%) HTML
2 50 (12.29%) CSS
3 42 (10.32%) AngularJS
4 38 (9.34%) Node.js
4 38 (9.34%) Web Services
5 35 (8.60%) .NET
6 28 (6.88%) React
7 22 (5.41%) jQuery
7 22 (5.41%) REST
8 19 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (4.18%) ASP.NET
9 17 (4.18%) Java EE
9 17 (4.18%) Natural Language Processing
10 16 (3.93%) HTML5
11 15 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (3.69%) RESTful
12 14 (3.44%) Memcached
13 13 (3.19%) CSS3
14 12 (2.95%) Spring
15 11 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.55%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (6.39%) Fintech
4 22 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (4.42%) Algorithms
7 17 (4.18%) Public Cloud
8 13 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (3.19%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.70%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.70%) User Experience
10 9 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.72%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (1.47%) Industry 4.0
12 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 134 (32.92%) Linux
2 33 (8.11%) Windows
3 32 (7.86%) Unix
4 22 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.70%) CentOS
7 9 (2.21%) Android
8 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.25%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.25%) Fedora
13 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (43.49%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (26.29%) DevOps
3 81 (19.90%) Scrum
4 72 (17.69%) Open Source
5 59 (14.50%) Microservices
6 58 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (12.29%) Software Engineering
9 47 (11.55%) Test Automation
10 39 (9.58%) Configuration Management
11 36 (8.85%) Project Management
12 35 (8.60%) BDD
12 35 (8.60%) Machine Learning
13 32 (7.86%) TDD
14 30 (7.37%) Kanban
14 30 (7.37%) Load Balancing
15 29 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (7.13%) Unit Testing
16 27 (6.63%) OO
16 27 (6.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 203 (49.88%) Java
2 127 (31.20%) SQL
3 107 (26.29%) JavaScript
4 94 (23.10%) Ruby
5 89 (21.87%) Perl
6 81 (19.90%) PHP
7 77 (18.92%) Bash Shell
8 69 (16.95%) C#
9 48 (11.79%) C++
10 44 (10.81%) R
11 42 (10.32%) Go
12 31 (7.62%) PowerShell
13 28 (6.88%) C
14 26 (6.39%) Scala
15 21 (5.16%) Shell Script
16 16 (3.93%) PL/SQL
17 11 (2.70%) Java 8
18 10 (2.46%) Embedded C
19 9 (2.21%) PHP 5
20 6 (1.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 64 (15.72%) Degree
2 28 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (5.16%) MCSA
3 21 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.69%) Master's Degree
5 15 (3.69%) MCSE
6 13 (3.19%) HND
6 13 (3.19%) RHCSA
7 12 (2.95%) RHCE
8 10 (2.46%) HNC
9 6 (1.47%) ISEB
9 6 (1.47%) MCP
9 6 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.23%) PhD
11 4 (0.98%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.25%) Linux+ Certification
13 1 (0.25%) LPIC
13 1 (0.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.37%) QA
2 9 (2.21%) IEC 61131
3 7 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 92 (22.60%) Docker
2 21 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.97%) XenApp
5 7 (1.72%) vSphere
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.49%) Squid
8 1 (0.25%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) iptables
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.25%) Samba
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (23.59%) Ansible
2 83 (20.39%) Puppet
3 77 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (14.74%) Terraform
5 50 (12.29%) Kubernetes
6 25 (6.14%) Docker Swarm
7 24 (5.90%) Nagios
8 23 (5.65%) Graphite
9 22 (5.41%) Opsview
9 22 (5.41%) Salt
10 20 (4.91%) Packer
11 19 (4.67%) Consul
11 19 (4.67%) Grafana
12 16 (3.93%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.72%) rkt
14 6 (1.47%) CFEngine
14 6 (1.47%) Mesos
14 6 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.98%) SmoothWall
16 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 47 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.62%) Google
3 27 (6.63%) Atlassian
4 23 (5.65%) Red Hat
5 17 (4.18%) Tableau
6 15 (3.69%) Oracle
6 15 (3.69%) VMware
7 12 (2.95%) Cisco
8 11 (2.70%) IBM
9 10 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.21%) Citrix
11 8 (1.97%) NetApp
12 7 (1.72%) Talend
13 6 (1.47%) Rackspace
13 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.23%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.23%) Remedy
14 5 (1.23%) Splunk
14 5 (1.23%) Twitter
15 4 (0.98%) McAfee