Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 81 100
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 +45
Permanent jobs citing Python 368 328 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.63% 3.37% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.60% 6.88% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 253 240 277
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 3,472 4,765 4,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.70% 48.89% 47.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,691 3,917 4,048
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,450 £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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +24 133 £52,500 +16.67% 17
Warwickshire +24 60 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Coventry -3 37 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Shropshire +12 32 £51,250 -14.58% 3
Solihull +12 28 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Worcestershire -19 25 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Staffordshire +4 18 £33,500 -33.00% 6
Herefordshire -4 10 £48,750 +30.00%
Wolverhampton +30 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Walsall +6 3 £70,000 +55.56%
Wednesbury - 1 £60,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 181 (49.18%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (38.04%) Java
4 125 (33.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 124 (33.70%) SQL
6 116 (31.52%) Linux
7 104 (28.26%) DevOps
8 84 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (22.83%) Docker
9 80 (21.74%) Analytics
10 78 (21.20%) JavaScript
10 78 (21.20%) C#
11 75 (20.38%) Microsoft
12 64 (17.39%) .NET
12 64 (17.39%) Web Services
12 64 (17.39%) Software Engineering
13 63 (17.12%) Bash Shell
14 62 (16.85%) Jenkins
15 61 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
16 59 (16.03%) Ansible
16 59 (16.03%) Node.js
17 56 (15.22%) Kubernetes
18 53 (14.40%) Puppet
19 52 (14.13%) Degree
20 50 (13.59%) PHP
21 48 (13.04%) PowerShell
21 48 (13.04%) Terraform
22 47 (12.77%) Perl
22 47 (12.77%) HTML
23 46 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform

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 16 (4.35%) SAS
2 15 (4.08%) Confluence
3 14 (3.80%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.45%) Drupal
5 7 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.63%) Mule
7 5 (1.36%) Anypoint
7 5 (1.36%) Apache
7 5 (1.36%) CMS
7 5 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.09%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.09%) WordPress
9 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Simulink
5 1 (0.27%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.27%) Revit
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Magento
1 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 181 (49.18%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (33.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 41 (11.14%) Serverless
5 37 (10.05%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (9.78%) Amazon S3
7 24 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 19 (5.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (5.16%) PaaS
9 19 (5.16%) SaaS
10 18 (4.89%) Amazon Glacier
10 18 (4.89%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (4.89%) Office 365
11 17 (4.62%) GitHub
12 16 (4.35%) IaaS
13 12 (3.26%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (3.26%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.98%) Network Security
3 14 (3.80%) DNS
4 13 (3.53%) HTTP
5 11 (2.99%) Firewall
5 11 (2.99%) Internet
6 9 (2.45%) DHCP
6 9 (2.45%) SMTP
7 8 (2.17%) SSH
8 7 (1.90%) Skype
9 6 (1.63%) FTP
9 6 (1.63%) VLAN
10 4 (1.09%) MQTT
11 3 (0.82%) Bluetooth
12 2 (0.54%) ADSL
12 2 (0.54%) Broadband
12 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.54%) VDSL
12 2 (0.54%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.54%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.05%) NoSQL
2 36 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 35 (9.51%) MySQL
4 31 (8.42%) Big Data
5 29 (7.88%) MongoDB
6 28 (7.61%) SQL Server
7 24 (6.52%) Power BI
8 21 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 20 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (5.16%) Hadoop
11 18 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (3.80%) RDBMS
13 13 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (3.53%) Couchbase
14 12 (3.26%) Cosmos DB
15 9 (2.45%) Neo4j
16 8 (2.17%) Apache Hive
16 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (2.17%) Redis
16 8 (2.17%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (16.85%) Jenkins
2 40 (10.87%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 25 (6.79%) JIRA
5 19 (5.16%) Selenium
6 13 (3.53%) Bitbucket
6 13 (3.53%) gulp
7 10 (2.72%) CircleCI
8 9 (2.45%) Codeship
8 9 (2.45%) Maven
8 9 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.90%) GitLab
9 7 (1.90%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.90%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.63%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.09%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.09%) JSUnit
13 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (10.05%) Finance
2 20 (5.43%) Marketing
3 17 (4.62%) Automotive
4 16 (4.35%) Games
5 14 (3.80%) Electronics
6 11 (2.99%) Legal
6 11 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.99%) Retail
7 8 (2.17%) General Ledger
7 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.63%) Publishing
9 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 103 (27.99%) Developer
2 54 (14.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (11.41%) Architect
4 37 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (9.24%) Cloud Architect
6 32 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 29 (7.88%) Software Engineer
8 22 (5.98%) AWS Engineer
8 22 (5.98%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (5.71%) Lead Architect
10 20 (5.43%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 19 (5.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (4.89%) Software Developer
13 15 (4.08%) Analyst
13 15 (4.08%) AWS DevOps
13 15 (4.08%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (4.08%) Java Developer
13 15 (4.08%) Platform Engineer
13 15 (4.08%) Python Developer
13 15 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.39%) .NET
1 64 (17.39%) Web Services
2 59 (16.03%) Node.js
3 47 (12.77%) HTML
4 41 (11.14%) CSS
5 40 (10.87%) AngularJS
6 34 (9.24%) ASP.NET
7 25 (6.79%) CSS3
7 25 (6.79%) HTML5
7 25 (6.79%) React
8 21 (5.71%) jQuery
9 20 (5.43%) YAML
10 19 (5.16%) RESTful
11 18 (4.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (4.62%) REST
13 15 (4.08%) JSP
14 14 (3.80%) Spring
15 13 (3.53%) Handlebars
15 13 (3.53%) LAMP
16 11 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.70%) User Experience
3 31 (8.42%) Public Cloud
4 25 (6.79%) Algorithms
5 16 (4.35%) Social Media
6 13 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.53%) Mobile Games
7 12 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.72%) Infotainment
9 7 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.63%) Fintech
10 6 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.36%) Life Science
12 4 (1.09%) Smart Home
13 3 (0.82%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.82%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.82%) NHS
13 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 116 (31.52%) Linux
2 41 (11.14%) Windows
3 40 (10.87%) Unix
4 15 (4.08%) CentOS
4 15 (4.08%) Mac OS
5 12 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.09%) Android
8 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.09%) DC/OS
8 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.82%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.27%) Debian
11 1 (0.27%) Fedora
11 1 (0.27%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (28.26%) DevOps
3 84 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (21.74%) Analytics
5 64 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 44 (11.96%) Microservices
6 44 (11.96%) Test Automation
7 43 (11.68%) Machine Learning
8 42 (11.41%) Computer Science
9 39 (10.60%) Configuration Management
9 39 (10.60%) Visualisation
10 37 (10.05%) Open Source
11 35 (9.51%) Mathematics
11 35 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (8.42%) Validation
12 31 (8.42%) Web Development
13 30 (8.15%) Data Science
14 29 (7.88%) High Availability
15 28 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (7.34%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 140 (38.04%) Java
2 124 (33.70%) SQL
3 78 (21.20%) C#
3 78 (21.20%) JavaScript
4 63 (17.12%) Bash Shell
5 50 (13.59%) PHP
6 48 (13.04%) PowerShell
7 47 (12.77%) Perl
8 45 (12.23%) R
9 44 (11.96%) C++
10 43 (11.68%) Ruby
11 34 (9.24%) Scala
12 32 (8.70%) Go
13 31 (8.42%) C
14 27 (7.34%) Shell Script
15 19 (5.16%) PL/SQL
16 17 (4.62%) MATLAB
17 12 (3.26%) TypeScript
18 7 (1.90%) Embedded C
19 5 (1.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (14.13%) Degree
2 38 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.71%) AWS Certification
4 17 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.53%) PhD
5 13 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.26%) MCSA
6 12 (3.26%) MCSE
6 12 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.99%) ISEB
7 11 (2.99%) RHCE
8 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.36%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.09%) CCNA
10 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) HNC
11 2 (0.54%) HND
11 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.88%) GDPR
2 16 (4.35%) QA
3 15 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.36%) IEC 62304
5 4 (1.09%) ISO 13485
5 4 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.09%) MISRA
6 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (22.83%) Docker
2 17 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.90%) XenApp
4 7 (1.90%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.09%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.54%) iptables
6 2 (0.54%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) pfSense
7 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (16.03%) Ansible
2 56 (15.22%) Kubernetes
3 53 (14.40%) Puppet
4 48 (13.04%) Terraform
5 33 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (6.79%) Docker Swarm
7 19 (5.16%) Opsview
8 15 (4.08%) Packer
9 9 (2.45%) CFEngine
9 9 (2.45%) Consul
9 9 (2.45%) Grafana
10 8 (2.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (1.90%) Graphite
11 7 (1.90%) Nagios
12 5 (1.36%) rkt
12 5 (1.36%) Salt
13 4 (1.09%) EnCase
13 4 (1.09%) FTK
13 4 (1.09%) Prometheus
13 4 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.51%) Google
3 21 (5.71%) Tableau
4 20 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 15 (4.08%) Oracle
5 15 (4.08%) VMware
6 12 (3.26%) IBM
7 10 (2.72%) Atlassian
8 8 (2.17%) Alteryx
9 7 (1.90%) Cisco
9 7 (1.90%) Citrix
9 7 (1.90%) Splunk
10 5 (1.36%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.09%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.09%) New Relic
11 4 (1.09%) Nuix
11 4 (1.09%) Remedy
11 4 (1.09%) SAP
12 3 (0.82%) ESRI
13 2 (0.54%) MathWorks