Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 79 83
Rank change year-on-year +26 +4 +77
Permanent jobs citing Python 358 359 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.41% 3.59% 3.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.40% 6.97% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 266 351 372
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,198 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.56% -0.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £73,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 3,443 5,149 5,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 42.38% 51.53% 46.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,872 4,391 4,275
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,323
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.72% +2.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +16 159 £50,000 +12.99% 29
Coventry +10 67 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Shropshire +37 45 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Warwickshire -4 25 £40,000 +3.23% 11
Dudley - 18 £30,500 -
Solihull +1 8 £48,750 +37.32% 2
Worcestershire -2 7 £47,500 +13.77% 3
Staffordshire +10 3 £38,500 -18.95% 7
Wednesbury - 2 £52,500 -
Herefordshire - 2 £47,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -16 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 - 2
Python
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 163 (45.53%) Java
2 156 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (41.34%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (34.36%) SQL
5 121 (33.80%) Linux
6 112 (31.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 108 (30.17%) DevOps
8 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
9 95 (26.54%) Ansible
10 86 (24.02%) Jenkins
11 84 (23.46%) Puppet
12 78 (21.79%) Docker
13 74 (20.67%) Ruby
14 71 (19.83%) Opscode Chef
15 64 (17.88%) Bash Shell
16 63 (17.60%) Perl
17 61 (17.04%) Scrum
18 57 (15.92%) Microsoft
18 57 (15.92%) Git (software)
18 57 (15.92%) Amazon EC2
18 57 (15.92%) Amazon S3
19 55 (15.36%) Terraform
20 54 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
21 53 (14.80%) Open Source
21 53 (14.80%) C#
21 53 (14.80%) Finance
22 51 (14.25%) HTML
23 50 (13.97%) PHP
24 49 (13.69%) Web Services
24 49 (13.69%) Microservices

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 24 (6.70%) Confluence
2 23 (6.42%) Apache
3 22 (6.15%) nginx
4 21 (5.87%) Tomcat
5 20 (5.59%) Apache Spark
6 17 (4.75%) Anypoint
7 15 (4.19%) Mule
8 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.28%) IIS
10 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) Simulink
4 2 (0.56%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.28%) Maya
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 148 (41.34%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (31.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (15.92%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (15.92%) Amazon S3
4 48 (13.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 48 (13.41%) Serverless
5 34 (9.50%) Amazon SQS
5 34 (9.50%) SaaS
6 33 (9.22%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (8.66%) PaaS
8 30 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (8.38%) IaaS
9 23 (6.42%) Amazon EMR
9 23 (6.42%) Amazon Kinesis
9 23 (6.42%) Office 365
10 18 (5.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (5.03%) GitHub
11 17 (4.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (3.91%) AWS CloudTrail
13 12 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.98%) DNS
1 25 (6.98%) Network Security
2 24 (6.70%) Firewall
3 15 (4.19%) VPN
4 11 (3.07%) SSL
5 8 (2.23%) Internet
6 7 (1.96%) LAN
6 7 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.96%) WAN
7 6 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.12%) ADSL
8 4 (1.12%) Broadband
8 4 (1.12%) VDSL
8 4 (1.12%) xDSL
9 3 (0.84%) DSL
10 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.56%) DHCP
10 2 (0.56%) HTTP
10 2 (0.56%) VLAN
10 2 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.85%) MySQL
2 43 (12.01%) NoSQL
3 42 (11.73%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (10.89%) Relational Database
5 37 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (8.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 26 (7.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 25 (6.98%) RDBMS
9 23 (6.42%) Cosmos DB
9 23 (6.42%) SQL Server
10 22 (6.15%) Hadoop
11 20 (5.59%) MongoDB
12 15 (4.19%) DB2
13 14 (3.91%) Big Data
14 13 (3.63%) Impala
15 11 (3.07%) Power BI
16 8 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (1.68%) Redis
18 5 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 5 (1.40%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 86 (24.02%) Jenkins
2 57 (15.92%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 29 (8.10%) JIRA
4 29 (8.10%) Selenium
5 24 (6.70%) Cucumber
5 24 (6.70%) Maven
6 22 (6.15%) Vagrant
7 20 (5.59%) Subversion
8 19 (5.31%) Visual Studio
9 16 (4.47%) TeamCity
10 15 (4.19%) CircleCI
10 15 (4.19%) WebDriver
11 14 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (3.63%) Hudson
13 11 (3.07%) SpecFlow
14 10 (2.79%) Bitbucket
14 10 (2.79%) GoCD
15 8 (2.23%) Mercurial
16 7 (1.96%) Mocha
General
1 53 (14.80%) Finance
2 12 (3.35%) Financial Institution
3 11 (3.07%) Automotive
4 8 (2.23%) Electronics
4 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.23%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Publishing
6 6 (1.68%) Marketing
7 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.12%) Games
9 3 (0.84%) Advertising
9 3 (0.84%) Banking
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (26.26%) Developer
2 65 (18.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (8.10%) Architect
4 27 (7.54%) Software Engineer
5 26 (7.26%) Java Developer
6 25 (6.98%) Cloud Architect
6 25 (6.98%) Lead Architect
6 25 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 23 (6.42%) Analyst
7 23 (6.42%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 23 (6.42%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 23 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (6.15%) Applications Engineer
9 21 (5.87%) Junior
10 20 (5.59%) Data Scientist
11 17 (4.75%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.47%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (4.19%) Applications Support
13 15 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
14 14 (3.91%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.25%) HTML
2 49 (13.69%) Web Services
3 45 (12.57%) CSS
4 41 (11.45%) .NET
5 35 (9.78%) AngularJS
6 34 (9.50%) Node.js
7 26 (7.26%) React
8 25 (6.98%) ASP.NET
9 23 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (5.87%) Elastic Stack
11 20 (5.59%) REST
12 16 (4.47%) jQuery
13 15 (4.19%) Natural Language Processing
14 14 (3.91%) Java EE
14 14 (3.91%) Spring
15 11 (3.07%) HTML5
16 10 (2.79%) RESTful
17 9 (2.51%) CSS3
17 9 (2.51%) JMS
17 9 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.82%) Fintech
2 26 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.03%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.47%) Algorithms
7 14 (3.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (3.35%) User Experience
10 10 (2.79%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.79%) Driving Licence
10 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.96%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.96%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.40%) Robotics
13 5 (1.40%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 121 (33.80%) Linux
2 26 (7.26%) Windows
3 25 (6.98%) Unix
4 18 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.47%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.35%) CentOS
7 7 (1.96%) Android
8 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.28%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (30.17%) DevOps
3 61 (17.04%) Scrum
4 54 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (14.80%) Open Source
6 49 (13.69%) Microservices
7 46 (12.85%) Configuration Management
8 42 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (11.17%) Project Management
10 36 (10.06%) Computer Science
10 36 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 33 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.22%) Load Balancing
12 31 (8.66%) Test Automation
13 29 (8.10%) Machine Learning
14 27 (7.54%) Analytics
15 26 (7.26%) BDD
15 26 (7.26%) Data Science
16 25 (6.98%) Presales
17 24 (6.70%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 163 (45.53%) Java
2 123 (34.36%) SQL
3 96 (26.82%) JavaScript
4 74 (20.67%) Ruby
5 64 (17.88%) Bash Shell
6 63 (17.60%) Perl
7 53 (14.80%) C#
8 50 (13.97%) PHP
9 39 (10.89%) R
10 37 (10.34%) C++
11 33 (9.22%) Go
12 30 (8.38%) Scala
13 28 (7.82%) PowerShell
14 25 (6.98%) Shell Script
15 24 (6.70%) C
16 23 (6.42%) PL/SQL
17 8 (2.23%) Embedded C
18 6 (1.68%) MATLAB
19 5 (1.40%) Groovy
20 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 44 (12.29%) Degree
2 27 (7.54%) MCSA
2 27 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.54%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.42%) MCSE
4 19 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.63%) Master's Degree
6 12 (3.35%) AWS Certification
6 12 (3.35%) HND
6 12 (3.35%) ISEB
7 9 (2.51%) RHCSA
8 8 (2.23%) HNC
8 8 (2.23%) RHCE
9 4 (1.12%) MCP
9 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.84%) PhD
11 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.28%) LPIC
12 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.82%) QA
2 11 (3.07%) GDPR
3 8 (2.23%) IEC 61131
4 7 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.56%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.56%) MISRA
6 2 (0.56%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
System Software
1 78 (21.79%) Docker
2 33 (9.22%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.96%) XenApp
6 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.40%) vSphere
7 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) iptables
9 1 (0.28%) KVM
9 1 (0.28%) pfSense
9 1 (0.28%) Squid
9 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (26.54%) Ansible
2 84 (23.46%) Puppet
3 71 (19.83%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (15.36%) Terraform
5 47 (13.13%) Kubernetes
6 26 (7.26%) Docker Swarm
7 25 (6.98%) Opsview
8 21 (5.87%) Graphite
9 18 (5.03%) Packer
10 17 (4.75%) Consul
10 17 (4.75%) Grafana
10 17 (4.75%) Nagios
10 17 (4.75%) Salt
11 11 (3.07%) rkt
11 11 (3.07%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.79%) Mesos
13 9 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.96%) CFEngine
15 6 (1.68%) Prometheus
16 3 (0.84%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 57 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.98%) Atlassian
3 22 (6.15%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.03%) Tableau
5 16 (4.47%) Google
6 15 (4.19%) IBM
7 12 (3.35%) Oracle
8 10 (2.79%) VMware
9 9 (2.51%) Cisco
9 9 (2.51%) Remedy
10 8 (2.23%) Citrix
10 8 (2.23%) Splunk
11 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.40%) NetApp
13 4 (1.12%) Apple
13 4 (1.12%) NEC
14 3 (0.84%) McAfee
14 3 (0.84%) MuleSoft
15 2 (0.56%) New Relic
15 2 (0.56%) Nuix