Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 49 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 +17
Permanent jobs citing Python 372 390 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.12% 4.59% 3.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.63% 10.51% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 295 293 350
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,100 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £71,375
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 3,198 3,710 5,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.05% 43.70% 51.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,777 3,124 4,530
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -7 98 £50,000 - 38
Warwickshire +14 69 £50,000 +48.15% 12
Coventry -4 62 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Staffordshire +27 31 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Herefordshire +15 19 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Worcestershire -6 18 £41,250 -13.16% 5
Solihull -4 11 £45,000 -34.55% 1
Walsall -1 9 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Wolverhampton - 7 £27,500 - 1
Shropshire -22 6 £82,500 +43.48% 5
Wednesbury -2 4 £58,750 +11.90%
Sutton Coldfield +24 3 £55,000 +83.33%
Dudley -16 1 £55,000 +111.54%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 136 (36.56%) SQL
2 130 (34.95%) AWS
3 123 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (32.53%) Linux
5 96 (25.81%) DevOps
6 90 (24.19%) Java
7 84 (22.58%) Software Engineering
8 74 (19.89%) Test Automation
9 73 (19.62%) Degree
9 73 (19.62%) C#
10 69 (18.55%) Docker
11 67 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (17.47%) Computer Science
12 65 (17.47%) Ansible
13 63 (16.94%) Git (software)
13 63 (16.94%) SQL Server
14 62 (16.67%) C++
15 58 (15.59%) Windows
15 58 (15.59%) Azure
16 54 (14.52%) R
17 50 (13.44%) Jenkins
17 50 (13.44%) Bash Shell
18 49 (13.17%) PowerShell
19 48 (12.90%) C
19 48 (12.90%) Microsoft
19 48 (12.90%) Terraform
19 48 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
20 45 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (12.10%) GCP
21 44 (11.83%) Cybersecurity

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 31 (8.33%) SAS
2 14 (3.76%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.76%) ArcGIS
3 13 (3.49%) Confluence
4 5 (1.34%) Apache
4 5 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.81%) WordPress
7 2 (0.54%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.54%) Mule
8 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.34%) Simulink
3 5 (1.34%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) Maya
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS Modeler
5 1 (0.27%) Stata
5 1 (0.27%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 130 (34.95%) AWS
2 58 (15.59%) Azure
3 45 (12.10%) GCP
4 24 (6.45%) Power Platform
5 20 (5.38%) Serverless
6 16 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (4.30%) SaaS
7 15 (4.03%) GitHub
8 12 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.15%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.88%) AWS IoT
11 6 (1.61%) Amazon SageMaker
11 6 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.34%) Heroku
12 5 (1.34%) PaaS
13 4 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (1.08%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.65%) DNS
2 15 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.76%) Firewall
4 12 (3.23%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.42%) HTTP
7 7 (1.88%) FTP
7 7 (1.88%) Internet
7 7 (1.88%) MQTT
7 7 (1.88%) SMTP
7 7 (1.88%) SSH
8 4 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.08%) RS-485
8 4 (1.08%) SAN
8 4 (1.08%) SNMP
8 4 (1.08%) tcpdump
8 4 (1.08%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.81%) 3G
9 3 (0.81%) 5G
9 3 (0.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.87%) MySQL
3 29 (7.80%) Big Data
4 26 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.45%) Power BI
6 21 (5.65%) GIS
7 18 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (4.57%) MongoDB
9 15 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 15 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (2.96%) Spatial Data
11 11 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (2.15%) Relational Database
12 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.88%) Amazon Aurora
13 7 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
14 6 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 63 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.44%) Jenkins
3 36 (9.68%) JIRA
4 26 (6.99%) Selenium
5 12 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (3.23%) GDB
6 11 (2.96%) Artifactory
6 11 (2.96%) SonarQube
7 10 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.15%) GitLab
10 7 (1.88%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.34%) IDA Disassembler
11 5 (1.34%) Maven
11 5 (1.34%) OllyDbg
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.08%) Subversion
13 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.54%) gulp
14 2 (0.54%) Ranorex
General
1 40 (10.75%) Finance
2 18 (4.84%) Electronics
3 16 (4.30%) Banking
3 16 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.76%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.69%) Automotive
6 10 (2.69%) Marketing
7 8 (2.15%) Law
7 8 (2.15%) Retail
8 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) German Language
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (19.62%) Developer
2 54 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (11.83%) Software Engineer
4 32 (8.60%) Analyst
5 30 (8.06%) Data Engineer
6 19 (5.11%) Consultant
7 18 (4.84%) Administrator
7 18 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (4.84%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.57%) Senior Data Engineer
9 16 (4.30%) Tester
10 15 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 14 (3.76%) Software Developer
12 13 (3.49%) Lead DevOps
12 13 (3.49%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.87%) .NET
2 22 (5.91%) Node.js
3 20 (5.38%) React
3 20 (5.38%) Web Services
4 19 (5.11%) CSS
5 18 (4.84%) HTML
6 15 (4.03%) REST
6 15 (4.03%) XML
7 12 (3.23%) Django
8 11 (2.96%) SOAP
9 10 (2.69%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (2.15%) Ajax
10 8 (2.15%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (1.88%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.88%) Play Framework
11 7 (1.88%) XMPP
12 6 (1.61%) scikit-learn
12 6 (1.61%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 18 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.57%) Credit Risk
4 17 (4.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 16 (4.30%) Data Structures
5 16 (4.30%) User Experience
6 14 (3.76%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 12 (3.23%) Infotainment
8 11 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (2.96%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.88%) Smart Home
10 6 (1.61%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.34%) CUDA
12 4 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 121 (32.53%) Linux
2 58 (15.59%) Windows
3 31 (8.33%) Unix
4 22 (5.91%) Kali Linux
5 13 (3.49%) CentOS
6 12 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.61%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.54%) Debian
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (25.81%) DevOps
3 84 (22.58%) Software Engineering
4 74 (19.89%) Test Automation
5 67 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (17.47%) Computer Science
7 48 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 44 (11.83%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (11.56%) OO
9 43 (11.56%) Open Source
10 37 (9.95%) Microservices
10 37 (9.95%) SDLC
11 36 (9.68%) Data Science
11 36 (9.68%) Infrastructure as Code
12 31 (8.33%) Machine Learning
13 28 (7.53%) Scrum
14 27 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.99%) ETL
16 25 (6.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 136 (36.56%) SQL
2 90 (24.19%) Java
3 73 (19.62%) C#
4 62 (16.67%) C++
5 54 (14.52%) R
6 50 (13.44%) Bash Shell
7 49 (13.17%) PowerShell
8 48 (12.90%) C
9 43 (11.56%) JavaScript
9 43 (11.56%) Ruby
10 37 (9.95%) PHP
11 33 (8.87%) Perl
12 30 (8.06%) Scala
13 18 (4.84%) Go
14 13 (3.49%) Rust
15 10 (2.69%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.88%) Elixir
17 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 5 (1.34%) Korn
18 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (19.62%) Degree
2 30 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.49%) OSCP
5 12 (3.23%) CHECK Team Leader
5 12 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
5 12 (3.23%) CREST Certified
5 12 (3.23%) Tigerscheme
6 8 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.08%) ISEB
9 3 (0.81%) GCFA
9 3 (0.81%) GCIA
9 3 (0.81%) GCIH
9 3 (0.81%) GREM
9 3 (0.81%) MCSA
9 3 (0.81%) SANS
10 2 (0.54%) CISSP
10 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.80%) QA
2 12 (3.23%) Basel II
2 12 (3.23%) IFRS
2 12 (3.23%) IFRS 9
3 7 (1.88%) GDPR
4 5 (1.34%) ISO 26262
5 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.54%) MISRA
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (18.55%) Docker
2 11 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.08%) NFS
4 4 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.81%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (17.47%) Ansible
2 48 (12.90%) Terraform
3 33 (8.87%) Kubernetes
4 29 (7.80%) Puppet
5 22 (5.91%) Packer
6 20 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.88%) Consul
7 7 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.88%) FTK
7 7 (1.88%) Grafana
7 7 (1.88%) Graphite
7 7 (1.88%) Nessus
7 7 (1.88%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.61%) EnCase
9 5 (1.34%) logstash
10 4 (1.08%) Mesos
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.08%) rkt
10 4 (1.08%) Simpana
10 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.33%) Google
2 31 (8.33%) Oracle
3 19 (5.11%) Splunk
4 14 (3.76%) VMware
5 12 (3.23%) ArcSight
6 9 (2.42%) IBM
6 9 (2.42%) Tableau
7 8 (2.15%) Cisco
7 8 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.61%) Sun
9 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.08%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.08%) Citrix
10 4 (1.08%) CommVault
10 4 (1.08%) Netezza
10 4 (1.08%) Veritas
11 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.81%) ESRI
11 3 (0.81%) Teradata