Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 38 60
Rank change year-on-year +21 +22 +25
Permanent jobs citing Python 379 391 340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.61% 5.83% 4.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.48% 13.33% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 415 346 269
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.46%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%

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 1,851 2,933 3,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.83% 43.76% 41.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 2,584 2,685
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £64,340
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Python as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Python in the West Midlands

Python
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +33 172 £57,500 +9.52% 44
Warwickshire +10 48 £66,000 +27.48% 3
Worcestershire +35 40 £52,500 +50.00% 7
Wednesbury - 26 £63,750 - 3
Solihull +29 23 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Staffordshire +13 20 £42,500 -2.86% 9
Coventry -14 15 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Shropshire +9 11 £47,500 -42.42% 2
Wolverhampton -8 5 £50,000 +17.65%
Herefordshire +12 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 £45,000 -18.18%
West Bromwich - 1 £31,500 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 152 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (35.09%) Linux
2 133 (35.09%) AWS
2 133 (35.09%) DevOps
3 118 (31.13%) Java
4 103 (27.18%) JavaScript
5 88 (23.22%) SQL
6 86 (22.69%) Docker
7 81 (21.37%) Terraform
8 80 (21.11%) C#
9 79 (20.84%) Microservices
10 78 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (20.05%) Kubernetes
11 76 (20.05%) Azure
12 72 (19.00%) Perl
13 70 (18.47%) Degree
14 69 (18.21%) SaaS
15 63 (16.62%) GCP
16 62 (16.36%) Ansible
16 62 (16.36%) Flask
17 61 (16.09%) Node.js
18 60 (15.83%) GitHub
18 60 (15.83%) Git (software)
19 59 (15.57%) Windows
20 58 (15.30%) Security Cleared
21 57 (15.04%) Jenkins
21 57 (15.04%) REST
22 55 (14.51%) Bash Shell
23 53 (13.98%) SC Cleared
23 53 (13.98%) Go

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 28 (7.39%) Confluence
2 13 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.85%) GlassFish
4 7 (1.85%) JBoss
4 7 (1.85%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.58%) Camunda
6 4 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Synapse
7 2 (0.53%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.53%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Sketch
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Odoo
2 7 (1.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 133 (35.09%) AWS
2 76 (20.05%) Azure
3 69 (18.21%) SaaS
4 63 (16.62%) GCP
5 60 (15.83%) GitHub
6 41 (10.82%) Serverless
7 37 (9.76%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (5.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (4.22%) Power Platform
10 14 (3.69%) IaaS
11 11 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.37%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (2.37%) PaaS
13 8 (2.11%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
16 5 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.18%) HTTP
2 22 (5.80%) Firewall
3 17 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.37%) VPN
5 6 (1.58%) DNS
5 6 (1.58%) OpenVPN
6 5 (1.32%) Internet
6 5 (1.32%) VoIP
7 4 (1.06%) DHCP
7 4 (1.06%) FTP
7 4 (1.06%) SMTP
7 4 (1.06%) SNMP
8 3 (0.79%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.79%) FlexRay
8 3 (0.79%) RTP
8 3 (0.79%) STUN
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.53%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.40%) MongoDB
2 37 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 26 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.22%) MySQL
6 16 (4.22%) Power BI
6 16 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (3.43%) Tableau
9 12 (3.17%) Big Data
9 12 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.37%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.85%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (1.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 57 (15.04%) Jenkins
3 36 (9.50%) JIRA
4 34 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 29 (7.65%) GitLab
6 25 (6.60%) Bitbucket
7 17 (4.49%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.64%) Selenium
9 9 (2.37%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.85%) Apache Archiva
10 7 (1.85%) JMeter
10 7 (1.85%) JUnit
10 7 (1.85%) Mockito
10 7 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.58%) Robot Framework
12 5 (1.32%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.06%) Hudson
13 4 (1.06%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.79%) Appium
General
1 26 (6.86%) Retail
2 16 (4.22%) Finance
3 14 (3.69%) Publishing
4 13 (3.43%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.11%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.58%) Games
7 6 (1.58%) Law
8 5 (1.32%) Automotive
8 5 (1.32%) Electronics
8 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.06%) Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (34.04%) Developer
2 60 (15.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (11.35%) Python Developer
4 40 (10.55%) Python Engineer
5 26 (6.86%) Platform Engineer
6 24 (6.33%) Analyst
7 23 (6.07%) Software Engineer
8 21 (5.54%) Lead Developer
9 20 (5.28%) Azure Engineer
10 19 (5.01%) Principal Engineer
11 18 (4.75%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (4.75%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
13 15 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (3.96%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.69%) Senior Developer
15 12 (3.17%) Backend Developer
15 12 (3.17%) Junior
15 12 (3.17%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.36%) Flask
2 61 (16.09%) Node.js
3 57 (15.04%) REST
4 49 (12.93%) AngularJS
5 44 (11.61%) Django
6 40 (10.55%) React
7 32 (8.44%) Kafka
8 31 (8.18%) Vue.js
9 23 (6.07%) CSS
10 22 (5.80%) HTML
11 19 (5.01%) Laravel
12 17 (4.49%) GraphQL
13 15 (3.96%) RESTful
14 14 (3.69%) Spring
15 12 (3.17%) CSS3
15 12 (3.17%) HTML5
16 11 (2.90%) .NET
16 11 (2.90%) Spring Boot
17 10 (2.64%) SOAP
17 10 (2.64%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 7 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.58%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.06%) Blog
6 4 (1.06%) Replication
6 4 (1.06%) Social Media
6 4 (1.06%) User Experience
6 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.79%) AS400
7 3 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.79%) iSeries
8 2 (0.53%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 133 (35.09%) Linux
2 59 (15.57%) Windows
3 40 (10.55%) Unix
4 10 (2.64%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.37%) CentOS
6 8 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.85%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.58%) Android
9 2 (0.53%) AIX
9 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.53%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (35.09%) DevOps
3 79 (20.84%) Microservices
4 78 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (13.72%) Software Engineering
5 52 (13.72%) Test Automation
6 47 (12.40%) Analytics
6 47 (12.40%) Open Source
7 46 (12.14%) Computer Science
7 46 (12.14%) TDD
8 44 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (11.08%) Fintech
10 41 (10.82%) Mentoring
11 37 (9.76%) Information Security
12 36 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
13 35 (9.23%) Configuration Management
13 35 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (8.97%) Machine Learning
15 33 (8.71%) SDLC
16 30 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 118 (31.13%) Java
2 103 (27.18%) JavaScript
3 88 (23.22%) SQL
4 80 (21.11%) C#
5 72 (19.00%) Perl
6 55 (14.51%) Bash Shell
7 53 (13.98%) Go
8 52 (13.72%) C++
8 52 (13.72%) PHP
9 47 (12.40%) PowerShell
10 25 (6.60%) Ruby
11 18 (4.75%) R
12 16 (4.22%) C
13 10 (2.64%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.11%) Java 8
15 7 (1.85%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.85%) Scala
15 7 (1.85%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.32%) F#
16 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (18.47%) Degree
2 58 (15.30%) Security Cleared
3 53 (13.98%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.17%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.58%) GCIH
7 5 (1.32%) CISSP
7 5 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.32%) CREST Certified
7 5 (1.32%) OSCP
7 5 (1.32%) SANS
8 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.79%) CCIE
9 3 (0.79%) CCNA
9 3 (0.79%) CCNP
9 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.53%) CCDA
10 2 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.32%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 5 (1.32%) NCSC
1 5 (1.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 26262
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.06%) MISRA
2 4 (1.06%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 86 (22.69%) Docker
2 24 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.28%) Firmware
4 15 (3.96%) vSphere
5 14 (3.69%) Active Directory
6 13 (3.43%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.79%) Kamailio
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.26%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.26%) Samba
10 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 81 (21.37%) Terraform
2 76 (20.05%) Kubernetes
3 62 (16.36%) Ansible
4 24 (6.33%) Puppet
5 21 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (3.69%) Prometheus
8 13 (3.43%) SCCM
9 11 (2.90%) Packer
10 7 (1.85%) Grafana
10 7 (1.85%) Salt
11 6 (1.58%) Graphite
11 6 (1.58%) Graylog
11 6 (1.58%) logstash
11 6 (1.58%) Opsgenie
12 5 (1.32%) Consul
12 5 (1.32%) CSIRT
12 5 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.32%) Nagios
13 4 (1.06%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 50 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.76%) Google
3 26 (6.86%) VMware
4 20 (5.28%) IBM
5 17 (4.49%) Atlassian
5 17 (4.49%) FireEye
5 17 (4.49%) McAfee
5 17 (4.49%) Symantec
5 17 (4.49%) Tanium
5 17 (4.49%) TOWER Software
6 14 (3.69%) Oracle
7 9 (2.37%) Cisco
8 8 (2.11%) CrowdStrike
8 8 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.85%) SolarWinds
9 7 (1.85%) Splunk
10 6 (1.58%) Apple
10 6 (1.58%) Arista
11 5 (1.32%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.32%) Databricks