Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 28 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 +29 +28
Permanent jobs citing Python 466 421 371
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.64% 7.09% 4.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.33% 15.54% 10.62%
Number of salaries quoted 368 371 253
10th Percentile £35,875 £36,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +1.01% +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,000 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £72,500
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 2,292 2,710 3,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.41% 45.63% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,904 2,377 2,749
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,250 £33,633 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +8 210 £60,000 +14.29% 65
Warwickshire +14 49 £68,000 +33.93% 9
Worcestershire +27 41 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Solihull +42 27 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Staffordshire +1 26 £45,000 - 6
Wednesbury +2 22 £67,500 +68.75%
Coventry -23 22 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Shropshire +7 17 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Wolverhampton -5 15 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 - 3
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 176 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (31.55%) Java
3 146 (31.33%) AWS
4 145 (31.12%) DevOps
5 144 (30.90%) SQL
6 139 (29.83%) JavaScript
7 129 (27.68%) Linux
8 117 (25.11%) C#
9 107 (22.96%) Azure
10 97 (20.82%) Terraform
11 93 (19.96%) Docker
12 87 (18.67%) Microsoft
13 86 (18.45%) Kubernetes
14 79 (16.95%) PHP
15 76 (16.31%) Degree
16 75 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
17 72 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
18 70 (15.02%) Analytics
19 69 (14.81%) Ansible
20 66 (14.16%) Microservices
20 66 (14.16%) SaaS
21 63 (13.52%) Jenkins
22 60 (12.88%) CSS
22 60 (12.88%) Software Engineering
23 59 (12.66%) Perl
23 59 (12.66%) Flask
23 59 (12.66%) REST
23 59 (12.66%) Bash Shell
23 59 (12.66%) Open Source
23 59 (12.66%) GCP

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 21 (4.51%) Confluence
2 13 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.50%) Apache
5 6 (1.29%) Camunda
5 6 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.86%) CMS
7 3 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.43%) nginx
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.07%) Sketch
4 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 146 (31.33%) AWS
2 107 (22.96%) Azure
3 66 (14.16%) SaaS
4 59 (12.66%) GCP
5 58 (12.45%) GitHub
6 48 (10.30%) Power Platform
7 39 (8.37%) Serverless
8 26 (5.58%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.08%) IaaS
11 16 (3.43%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
13 13 (2.79%) PaaS
14 9 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.93%) PowerApps
15 7 (1.50%) Power Automate
16 6 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
18 4 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
18 4 (0.86%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.58%) Firewall
2 25 (5.36%) HTTP
3 23 (4.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.15%) DNS
5 7 (1.50%) VPN
6 6 (1.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.29%) FlexRay
6 6 (1.29%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.07%) DHCP
8 3 (0.64%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.64%) DMZ
8 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.64%) RTP
8 3 (0.64%) SSH
8 3 (0.64%) STUN
8 3 (0.64%) VoIP
9 2 (0.43%) Internet
9 2 (0.43%) SMS
9 2 (0.43%) SSL
10 1 (0.21%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.30%) Power BI
2 47 (10.09%) MongoDB
3 40 (8.58%) SQL Server
4 34 (7.30%) NoSQL
5 31 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (4.94%) Tableau
9 22 (4.72%) MySQL
10 19 (4.08%) Data Mining
11 18 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (3.65%) Big Data
12 17 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (2.79%) Hadoop
15 12 (2.58%) Relational Database
16 11 (2.36%) Apache Hive
16 11 (2.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (1.93%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 63 (13.52%) Jenkins
2 57 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 36 (7.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 31 (6.65%) JIRA
5 27 (5.79%) GitLab
6 15 (3.22%) Bitbucket
6 15 (3.22%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.93%) Selenium
7 9 (1.93%) Vagrant
8 8 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.50%) Hudson
10 6 (1.29%) JMeter
10 6 (1.29%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.07%) Spinnaker
12 4 (0.86%) MonoDevelop
13 3 (0.64%) Maven
13 3 (0.64%) webpack
14 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (4.72%) Multimedia
2 21 (4.51%) Publishing
3 20 (4.29%) Finance
4 19 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.43%) Games
5 16 (3.43%) Retail
6 14 (3.00%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.79%) Automotive
8 12 (2.58%) Aerospace
9 10 (2.15%) Marketing
10 7 (1.50%) Electronics
10 7 (1.50%) Law
11 6 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.43%) Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 162 (34.76%) Developer
2 69 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (9.23%) Python Developer
4 37 (7.94%) Python Engineer
5 33 (7.08%) Web Developer
6 31 (6.65%) Software Engineer
7 28 (6.01%) Platform Engineer
8 27 (5.79%) Full Stack Developer
9 26 (5.58%) Azure Engineer
9 26 (5.58%) Data Engineer
10 25 (5.36%) AWS Engineer
11 22 (4.72%) Trainee Developer
11 22 (4.72%) Trainee Web Developer
12 20 (4.29%) Analyst
12 20 (4.29%) Architect
13 18 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (3.22%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.22%) Backend Developer
14 15 (3.22%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.88%) CSS
2 59 (12.66%) Flask
2 59 (12.66%) REST
3 58 (12.45%) HTML
4 51 (10.94%) Node.js
5 43 (9.23%) React
6 42 (9.01%) Django
7 41 (8.80%) AngularJS
8 36 (7.73%) .NET
9 33 (7.08%) CSS3
9 33 (7.08%) HTML5
10 31 (6.65%) Kafka
11 26 (5.58%) Vue.js
12 20 (4.29%) ASP.NET
13 17 (3.65%) GraphQL
14 13 (2.79%) SOAP
15 12 (2.58%) Laravel
15 12 (2.58%) Pandas
15 12 (2.58%) Spring
15 12 (2.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.29%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.15%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.29%) CESG
7 6 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.07%) User Experience
9 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.43%) LIMS
11 2 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.21%) FMCG
12 1 (0.21%) RIA
12 1 (0.21%) Robotics
12 1 (0.21%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 129 (27.68%) Linux
2 56 (12.02%) Windows
3 48 (10.30%) Unix
4 14 (3.00%) Ubuntu
5 13 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.58%) CentOS
7 7 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.64%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (31.12%) DevOps
3 75 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
4 72 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
5 70 (15.02%) Analytics
6 66 (14.16%) Microservices
7 60 (12.88%) Software Engineering
8 59 (12.66%) Open Source
9 58 (12.45%) Computer Science
10 57 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (10.30%) Fintech
12 47 (10.09%) Test Automation
13 45 (9.66%) Mentoring
13 45 (9.66%) SDLC
14 40 (8.58%) Configuration Management
15 39 (8.37%) TDD
16 38 (8.15%) ETL
16 38 (8.15%) Web Development
17 36 (7.73%) Information Security
18 31 (6.65%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 147 (31.55%) Java
2 144 (30.90%) SQL
3 139 (29.83%) JavaScript
4 117 (25.11%) C#
5 79 (16.95%) PHP
6 59 (12.66%) Bash Shell
6 59 (12.66%) Perl
7 49 (10.52%) Ruby
8 47 (10.09%) Go
8 47 (10.09%) PowerShell
9 41 (8.80%) C++
10 33 (7.08%) R
11 24 (5.15%) C
12 13 (2.79%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.36%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.15%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.93%) VBA
16 8 (1.72%) Java 8
16 8 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 76 (16.31%) Degree
2 58 (12.45%) Security Cleared
3 55 (11.80%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.72%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.72%) CIW
5 8 (1.72%) OCA
5 8 (1.72%) OCP
5 8 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.50%) RHCE
7 6 (1.29%) CREST Certified
7 6 (1.29%) GCIH
7 6 (1.29%) OSCP
7 6 (1.29%) SANS
8 5 (1.07%) CISSP
8 5 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.86%) MCSE
9 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.29%) ISO 26262
3 6 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (1.29%) MISRA
3 6 (1.29%) MISRA C
3 6 (1.29%) NCSC
3 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.29%) SLA
4 5 (1.07%) QA
5 2 (0.43%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 93 (19.96%) Docker
2 20 (4.29%) Firmware
3 19 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.79%) vSphere
5 10 (2.15%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.64%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.43%) HDFS
8 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.21%) Samba
9 1 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 97 (20.82%) Terraform
2 86 (18.45%) Kubernetes
3 69 (14.81%) Ansible
4 28 (6.01%) Puppet
5 20 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.86%) Prometheus
7 15 (3.22%) Packer
8 14 (3.00%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (2.36%) Consul
10 10 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.15%) SCCM
11 9 (1.93%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.72%) Grafana
12 8 (1.72%) Nagios
12 8 (1.72%) Salt
13 7 (1.50%) CFEngine
14 6 (1.29%) CSIRT
14 6 (1.29%) Graylog
14 6 (1.29%) logstash
14 6 (1.29%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 87 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.94%) Google
3 22 (4.72%) Oracle
4 20 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 20 (4.29%) VMware
5 17 (3.65%) Atlassian
6 15 (3.22%) TOWER Software
7 13 (2.79%) Databricks
8 10 (2.15%) FireEye
8 10 (2.15%) IBM
8 10 (2.15%) McAfee
8 10 (2.15%) Symantec
8 10 (2.15%) Tanium
9 9 (1.93%) Cisco
10 8 (1.72%) SAP
11 7 (1.50%) Talend
12 6 (1.29%) Arista
12 6 (1.29%) New Relic
12 6 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.07%) Apple