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

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 62 102
Rank change year-on-year +17 +40 +35
Permanent jobs citing Python 389 367 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.11% 4.07% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.16% 9.01% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 278 265 316
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,175 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 3,485 4,072 5,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.76% 45.13% 52.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,861 3,451 4,563
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 August 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 August 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 +16 105 £50,000 -4.76% 32
Warwickshire +13 62 £43,750 +36.72% 9
Coventry +2 48 £55,000 +15.79% 17
Worcestershire -2 33 £53,750 +26.47% 5
Herefordshire +3 30 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Staffordshire +7 25 £42,500 -22.73% 14
Solihull +4 23 £50,000 -29.82% 5
Shropshire -20 19 £51,250 -10.87% 5
Wolverhampton - 12 £27,500 -
Walsall +12 5 £70,000 +27.27%
Wednesbury - 4 £58,750 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £53,750 - 2
Dudley -16 1 £40,000 +53.85%
Python
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 165 (42.42%) AWS
2 151 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (35.22%) Linux
4 110 (28.28%) SQL
5 101 (25.96%) DevOps
6 99 (25.45%) Java
7 95 (24.42%) Docker
8 91 (23.39%) Azure
8 91 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (21.34%) C#
10 75 (19.28%) Bash Shell
11 74 (19.02%) Microsoft
12 72 (18.51%) Ansible
13 67 (17.22%) Software Engineering
14 65 (16.71%) Degree
15 64 (16.45%) Computer Science
16 60 (15.42%) .NET
17 58 (14.91%) Windows
17 58 (14.91%) Test Automation
18 57 (14.65%) Git (software)
19 56 (14.40%) C++
20 55 (14.14%) PowerShell
21 52 (13.37%) Jenkins
22 50 (12.85%) Kubernetes
23 49 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (12.60%) Analytics
23 49 (12.60%) Perl
24 48 (12.34%) SQL Server
24 48 (12.34%) Terraform
25 47 (12.08%) JavaScript

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 22 (5.66%) SAS
2 18 (4.63%) ArcGIS
3 16 (4.11%) Apache
3 16 (4.11%) Apache Spark
4 15 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.57%) Confluence
6 8 (2.06%) WordPress
7 5 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.03%) Drupal
8 4 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.26%) IIS
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.51%) Simulink
3 2 (0.51%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) Maya
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS Modeler
4 1 (0.26%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Magento
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 165 (42.42%) AWS
2 91 (23.39%) Azure
3 46 (11.83%) GCP
4 36 (9.25%) Serverless
5 26 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (6.68%) Amazon S3
6 24 (6.17%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (5.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (5.14%) SaaS
9 19 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (4.88%) Power Platform
10 18 (4.63%) Amazon Glacier
10 18 (4.63%) Amazon SQS
11 17 (4.37%) AWS IoT
12 12 (3.08%) PaaS
13 10 (2.57%) GitHub
14 8 (2.06%) CloudFront
14 8 (2.06%) IaaS
15 7 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (1.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.37%) FTP
2 17 (4.37%) HTTP
2 17 (4.37%) SMTP
2 17 (4.37%) SSH
3 16 (4.11%) DNS
4 15 (3.86%) Internet
4 15 (3.86%) MQTT
5 10 (2.57%) Network Security
6 8 (2.06%) Firewall
7 7 (1.80%) VLAN
8 5 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.03%) LAN
9 4 (1.03%) RS-485
9 4 (1.03%) SNMP
9 4 (1.03%) WAN
10 3 (0.77%) DHCP
10 3 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.77%) SAN
10 3 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.28%) MySQL
3 30 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (7.20%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.94%) Big Data
6 23 (5.91%) GIS
7 21 (5.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (4.88%) NoSQL
8 19 (4.88%) Power BI
9 18 (4.63%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (4.11%) Spatial Data
11 15 (3.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 14 (3.60%) Hadoop
13 13 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (3.34%) Relational Database
14 10 (2.57%) Data Mining
14 10 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (2.06%) Neo4j
15 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.37%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.23%) JIRA
4 31 (7.97%) Selenium
5 19 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (3.34%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.80%) CircleCI
7 7 (1.80%) Codeship
7 7 (1.80%) GitLab
7 7 (1.80%) gulp
7 7 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.29%) IDA Disassembler
8 5 (1.29%) OllyDbg
9 4 (1.03%) JSUnit
9 4 (1.03%) Maven
9 4 (1.03%) Travis CI
9 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (6.43%) Finance
2 24 (6.17%) Electronics
3 18 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.34%) Marketing
5 11 (2.83%) Games
6 10 (2.57%) Automotive
7 6 (1.54%) Banking
8 5 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 4 (1.03%) Retail
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (23.65%) Developer
2 54 (13.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (9.51%) Software Engineer
4 32 (8.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 26 (6.68%) Administrator
6 25 (6.43%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (5.40%) Architect
9 20 (5.14%) Analyst
9 20 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (4.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (4.88%) GUI Software Engineer
10 19 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (4.37%) Data Engineer
12 16 (4.11%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (3.60%) Junior
14 14 (3.60%) Python Developer
15 13 (3.34%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.42%) .NET
2 45 (11.57%) Node.js
3 40 (10.28%) Web Services
4 28 (7.20%) ASP.NET
5 27 (6.94%) HTML
6 25 (6.43%) CSS
7 22 (5.66%) React
8 20 (5.14%) AngularJS
8 20 (5.14%) XML
9 19 (4.88%) YAML
10 18 (4.63%) RESTful
11 17 (4.37%) CSS3
11 17 (4.37%) Django
11 17 (4.37%) HTML5
12 15 (3.86%) Ajax
12 15 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (3.86%) XMPP
13 13 (3.34%) jQuery
14 11 (2.83%) LAMP
15 10 (2.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.23%) User Experience
3 25 (6.43%) Algorithms
4 24 (6.17%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.91%) Public Cloud
6 18 (4.63%) Infotainment
7 16 (4.11%) Smart Home
8 12 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (2.31%) Social Media
10 7 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.80%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.54%) Mobile Games
12 5 (1.29%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.29%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.77%) Life Science
14 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 137 (35.22%) Linux
2 58 (14.91%) Windows
3 36 (9.25%) Unix
4 13 (3.34%) CentOS
5 12 (3.08%) Kali Linux
6 11 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.06%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.77%) Solaris
9 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (25.96%) DevOps
3 91 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (17.22%) Software Engineering
5 64 (16.45%) Computer Science
6 58 (14.91%) Test Automation
7 49 (12.60%) Analytics
8 45 (11.57%) Open Source
8 45 (11.57%) Web Development
9 43 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (10.28%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (10.03%) Validation
12 33 (8.48%) Infrastructure as Code
12 33 (8.48%) Unit Testing
13 32 (8.23%) Microservices
13 32 (8.23%) OO
14 31 (7.97%) Coaching
15 29 (7.46%) Machine Learning
15 29 (7.46%) SDLC
15 29 (7.46%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 110 (28.28%) SQL
2 99 (25.45%) Java
3 83 (21.34%) C#
4 75 (19.28%) Bash Shell
5 56 (14.40%) C++
6 55 (14.14%) PowerShell
7 49 (12.60%) Perl
8 47 (12.08%) JavaScript
9 46 (11.83%) PHP
10 43 (11.05%) C
11 39 (10.03%) Ruby
12 34 (8.74%) R
13 25 (6.43%) Scala
14 23 (5.91%) Go
15 10 (2.57%) MATLAB
16 8 (2.06%) Shell Script
16 8 (2.06%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.54%) Embedded C
18 5 (1.29%) Elixir
18 5 (1.29%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 65 (16.71%) Degree
2 28 (7.20%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.31%) RHCE
6 6 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.54%) ISEB
6 6 (1.54%) PhD
7 5 (1.29%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (1.29%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.29%) CREST Certified
7 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.29%) OSCP
7 5 (1.29%) Tigerscheme
8 4 (1.03%) CCNA
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.77%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.37%) QA
2 10 (2.57%) GDPR
3 6 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.29%) Basel II
4 5 (1.29%) IFRS
4 5 (1.29%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.77%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.77%) MISRA
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) BS7666
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.26%) MISRA C
System Software
1 95 (24.42%) Docker
2 19 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.54%) XenApp
4 6 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.03%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.77%) NFS
7 3 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.51%) iptables
8 2 (0.51%) Squid
9 1 (0.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 72 (18.51%) Ansible
2 50 (12.85%) Kubernetes
3 48 (12.34%) Terraform
4 47 (12.08%) Puppet
5 35 (9.00%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (2.83%) Nagios
8 9 (2.31%) FTK
8 9 (2.31%) Packer
9 8 (2.06%) EnCase
9 8 (2.06%) Opsview
10 7 (1.80%) CFEngine
10 7 (1.80%) Consul
10 7 (1.80%) Grafana
10 7 (1.80%) Nessus
10 7 (1.80%) Salt
11 4 (1.03%) Graphite
11 4 (1.03%) Mesos
11 4 (1.03%) rkt
11 4 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 74 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.74%) Google
3 22 (5.66%) Oracle
4 20 (5.14%) VMware
5 17 (4.37%) Splunk
6 15 (3.86%) IBM
7 13 (3.34%) Tableau
8 12 (3.08%) ArcSight
8 12 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.31%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.54%) Citrix
11 5 (1.29%) Cisco
12 4 (1.03%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.03%) ESRI
12 4 (1.03%) MathWorks
12 4 (1.03%) Percona
13 3 (0.77%) Ivanti
13 3 (0.77%) Netezza
13 3 (0.77%) Nuix
13 3 (0.77%) Sun