Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 127 134
Rank change year-on-year +58 +7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Python 357 244 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.80% 2.42% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.17% 4.67% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 269 270 231
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 4,368 5,229 5,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.46% 51.93% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,688 4,561 4,581
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +45 125 £52,500 +23.53% 28
Coventry -18 57 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Shropshire +54 37 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Warwickshire -1 36 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Staffordshire +27 33 £50,000 - 4
Worcestershire +37 25 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Dudley - 14 £25,000 - 1
Solihull +14 8 £71,250 +28.38% 1
Stourbridge - 3 £45,000 -
Walsall -4 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Python
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 173 (48.46%) Java
2 136 (38.10%) Linux
3 128 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (30.53%) SQL
5 103 (28.85%) Ruby
6 96 (26.89%) Docker
7 91 (25.49%) Git (software)
8 86 (24.09%) DevOps
8 86 (24.09%) Jenkins
9 85 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
10 82 (22.97%) Bash Shell
11 79 (22.13%) Perl
12 75 (21.01%) Degree
13 72 (20.17%) C#
13 72 (20.17%) Ansible
14 71 (19.89%) Scrum
14 71 (19.89%) Open Source
15 67 (18.77%) PHP
16 64 (17.93%) Kubernetes
17 63 (17.65%) JavaScript
18 62 (17.37%) Test Automation
19 60 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
20 58 (16.25%) Windows
21 57 (15.97%) Software Engineering
22 54 (15.13%) Computer Science
22 54 (15.13%) Microservices
23 52 (14.57%) Terraform
24 51 (14.29%) Apache
25 50 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
26 47 (13.17%) Machine Learning

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 51 (14.29%) Apache
2 41 (11.48%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (7.56%) Apache Spark
4 25 (7.00%) Confluence
5 24 (6.72%) Tomcat
6 20 (5.60%) nginx
7 10 (2.80%) SAS
8 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Houdini
1 7 (1.96%) Maya
1 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.68%) SPSS
3 5 (1.40%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.56%) Blender
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 85 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (5.32%) SaaS
6 14 (3.92%) CloudFront
7 13 (3.64%) PaaS
8 11 (3.08%) IaaS
9 9 (2.52%) Amazon S3
9 9 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.24%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.96%) GitHub
12 6 (1.68%) Fastly
12 6 (1.68%) Heroku
12 6 (1.68%) Stackdriver
13 5 (1.40%) Serverless
14 4 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.12%) Office 365
15 3 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.84%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.08%) DNS
2 21 (5.88%) Firewall
2 21 (5.88%) SSL
3 16 (4.48%) Internet
4 12 (3.36%) VPN
5 11 (3.08%) HTTP
6 10 (2.80%) DHCP
6 10 (2.80%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.24%) WAN
8 7 (1.96%) LAN
9 5 (1.40%) Network Security
10 4 (1.12%) FTP
11 3 (0.84%) Broadband
11 3 (0.84%) IPsec
12 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.56%) Skype
12 2 (0.56%) SMS
13 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.28%) Modbus
13 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.89%) MongoDB
2 39 (10.92%) MySQL
3 26 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (7.00%) Big Data
5 23 (6.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (6.44%) SQL Server
6 21 (5.88%) NoSQL
7 18 (5.04%) Redis
8 16 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (4.48%) Hadoop
9 15 (4.20%) Data Mining
10 13 (3.64%) BigQuery
10 13 (3.64%) Bigtable
11 9 (2.52%) Relational Database
12 8 (2.24%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.96%) GIS
14 6 (1.68%) Power BI
15 4 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 91 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 86 (24.09%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 31 (8.68%) GoCD
4 31 (8.68%) Subversion
5 29 (8.12%) JIRA
6 26 (7.28%) Vagrant
7 24 (6.72%) Bitbucket
7 24 (6.72%) Selenium
8 23 (6.44%) Cucumber
9 21 (5.88%) WebDriver
10 19 (5.32%) Visual Studio
11 15 (4.20%) Maven
12 14 (3.92%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.80%) Hudson
14 9 (2.52%) Mercurial
15 8 (2.24%) CircleCI
16 7 (1.96%) TeamCity
17 6 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
18 5 (1.40%) JUnit
General
1 36 (10.08%) Retail
2 33 (9.24%) Finance
3 19 (5.32%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.48%) Games
5 14 (3.92%) Marketing
6 13 (3.64%) Automotive
7 11 (3.08%) Advertising
8 10 (2.80%) Back Office
9 8 (2.24%) Banking
9 8 (2.24%) Electronics
10 7 (1.96%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.12%) Legal
12 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (27.17%) Developer
2 49 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 33 (9.24%) Java Developer
5 31 (8.68%) Python Developer
6 27 (7.56%) Analyst
7 24 (6.72%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.48%) Junior
9 16 (4.48%) Junior Developer
10 15 (4.20%) Data Scientist
11 14 (3.92%) Graduate
12 13 (3.64%) Graduate Developer
12 13 (3.64%) PHP Developer
12 13 (3.64%) Python Engineer
13 12 (3.36%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.36%) Programmer
14 11 (3.08%) Perl Developer
14 11 (3.08%) Perl Programmer
14 11 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.76%) HTML
2 32 (8.96%) Node.js
3 30 (8.40%) CSS
4 28 (7.84%) .NET
4 28 (7.84%) Web Services
5 21 (5.88%) REST
6 19 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (5.04%) Django
7 18 (5.04%) RESTful
8 17 (4.76%) Memcached
8 17 (4.76%) React
9 16 (4.48%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.48%) Kafka
10 12 (3.36%) ASP.NET
10 12 (3.36%) Natural Language Processing
10 12 (3.36%) Spring
10 12 (3.36%) TensorFlow
11 11 (3.08%) Flask
12 10 (2.80%) jQuery
12 10 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.13%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (5.60%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (5.32%) Algorithms
5 18 (5.04%) User Experience
6 17 (4.76%) Fintech
7 13 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.80%) Augmented Reality
8 10 (2.80%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.52%) Driving Licence
10 8 (2.24%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.96%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.68%) Industry 4.0
12 6 (1.68%) Minimum Viable Product
13 5 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (1.12%) Graphic Design
14 4 (1.12%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 136 (38.10%) Linux
2 58 (16.25%) Windows
3 30 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (5.60%) Unix
5 9 (2.52%) CentOS
6 5 (1.40%) Android
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.84%) VMS
9 2 (0.56%) Debian
9 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Fedora
10 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (24.09%) DevOps
3 71 (19.89%) Open Source
3 71 (19.89%) Scrum
4 62 (17.37%) Test Automation
5 57 (15.97%) Software Engineering
6 54 (15.13%) Microservices
7 50 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (13.17%) Machine Learning
9 41 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (10.92%) TDD
11 35 (9.80%) Mentoring
12 32 (8.96%) Configuration Management
12 32 (8.96%) Unit Testing
13 31 (8.68%) BDD
14 29 (8.12%) Analytics
15 27 (7.56%) Artificial Intelligence
15 27 (7.56%) Web Development
16 24 (6.72%) Integration Testing
17 23 (6.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 173 (48.46%) Java
2 109 (30.53%) SQL
3 103 (28.85%) Ruby
4 82 (22.97%) Bash Shell
5 79 (22.13%) Perl
6 72 (20.17%) C#
7 67 (18.77%) PHP
8 63 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 44 (12.32%) C++
9 44 (12.32%) Go
10 38 (10.64%) PowerShell
11 35 (9.80%) R
12 24 (6.72%) C
13 18 (5.04%) Java 8
13 18 (5.04%) Scala
14 16 (4.48%) PHP 5
15 13 (3.64%) Shell Script
16 12 (3.36%) Jython
16 12 (3.36%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 75 (21.01%) Degree
2 30 (8.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.92%) PhD
4 13 (3.64%) Master's Degree
5 12 (3.36%) RHCE
5 12 (3.36%) RHCSA
6 11 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.52%) HND
7 9 (2.52%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.96%) MCSA
8 7 (1.96%) Sun Certification
9 6 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.40%) MCSE
11 4 (1.12%) HNC
11 4 (1.12%) ISEB
11 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.12%) MCP
12 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.32%) QA
2 9 (2.52%) IEC 61131
3 5 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.12%) GCP
5 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (26.89%) Docker
2 25 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.36%) Xen
4 8 (2.24%) Squid
5 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.12%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.12%) iptables
6 4 (1.12%) Samba
6 4 (1.12%) vSphere
6 4 (1.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 72 (20.17%) Ansible
2 64 (17.93%) Kubernetes
3 52 (14.57%) Terraform
4 42 (11.76%) Puppet
5 39 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (8.96%) Nagios
7 22 (6.16%) Graphite
8 18 (5.04%) Docker Swarm
9 15 (4.20%) Kibana
9 15 (4.20%) logstash
10 12 (3.36%) Salt
11 10 (2.80%) Opsview
12 9 (2.52%) Marathon
12 9 (2.52%) Packer
13 7 (1.96%) Consul
13 7 (1.96%) Grafana
13 7 (1.96%) ZABBIX
14 6 (1.68%) SELinux
15 4 (1.12%) SmoothWall
16 3 (0.84%) Ambari
Vendors
1 40 (11.20%) Google
2 28 (7.84%) VMware
3 25 (7.00%) Red Hat
4 24 (6.72%) Atlassian
4 24 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.44%) Oracle
6 10 (2.80%) Talend
6 10 (2.80%) Twitter
7 8 (2.24%) Cloudera
7 8 (2.24%) NetApp
8 7 (1.96%) Cisco
9 6 (1.68%) Rackspace
9 6 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.40%) Apple
10 5 (1.40%) Splunk
11 4 (1.12%) Citrix
11 4 (1.12%) McAfee
12 3 (0.84%) IBM
12 3 (0.84%) MathWorks