Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 100 146
Rank change year-on-year +23 +46 +29
Permanent jobs citing Python 333 269 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.44% 2.78% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.07% 5.77% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 243 272 160
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £21,925
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,650
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 4,707 4,666 5,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.69% 48.16% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,874 4,018 4,319
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,750 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +22 111 £46,250 -2.63% 31
Coventry -8 66 £40,000 - 8
Warwickshire -16 38 £42,500 +14.86% 24
Staffordshire +18 35 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Worcestershire +40 22 £45,000 +45.16% 8
Shropshire +10 16 £60,000 +34.25% 8
Solihull +25 13 £29,000 - 3
Herefordshire +27 3 £37,500 +63.04%
Wolverhampton - 3 £45,000 - 1
Stourbridge - 3 £45,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £42,500 - 1
Walsall - 2 £45,000 - 1
Dudley - 1 £47,500 -
Python
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 140 (42.04%) Linux
2 138 (41.44%) Java
3 105 (31.53%) SQL
4 100 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (28.53%) Degree
6 81 (24.32%) Git (software)
6 81 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 79 (23.72%) Bash Shell
8 77 (23.12%) Docker
9 75 (22.52%) Windows
10 72 (21.62%) Jenkins
10 72 (21.62%) Ruby
11 67 (20.12%) DevOps
12 65 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
13 63 (18.92%) Machine Learning
14 62 (18.62%) Test Automation
15 61 (18.32%) C#
16 60 (18.02%) Ansible
17 59 (17.72%) Open Source
18 58 (17.42%) PHP
19 55 (16.52%) Computer Science
20 53 (15.92%) Perl
21 52 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
22 51 (15.32%) Software Engineering
22 51 (15.32%) Kubernetes
23 48 (14.41%) Scrum
24 46 (13.81%) PowerShell
25 45 (13.51%) MongoDB
25 45 (13.51%) HTML
26 43 (12.91%) R

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 38 (11.41%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (11.11%) Apache
3 18 (5.41%) Confluence
3 18 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.20%) Apache Spark
4 14 (4.20%) nginx
5 12 (3.60%) SAS
6 7 (2.10%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (0.60%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.30%) Drupal
9 1 (0.30%) Liferay
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Chatbot
2 11 (3.30%) SPSS
3 8 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.40%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.60%) Blender
5 2 (0.60%) Houdini
5 2 (0.60%) Maya
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (15.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.51%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (4.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (3.60%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.60%) CloudFront
7 9 (2.70%) GitHub
8 8 (2.40%) PaaS
9 7 (2.10%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.80%) IaaS
11 4 (1.20%) Office 365
11 4 (1.20%) SaaS
11 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.60%) Bluemix
12 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.01%) DNS
2 23 (6.91%) Firewall
3 15 (4.50%) VPN
4 14 (4.20%) Internet
4 14 (4.20%) SSL
5 13 (3.90%) HTTP
6 11 (3.30%) DHCP
7 8 (2.40%) Broadband
7 8 (2.40%) SNMP
8 7 (2.10%) 802.11
8 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.50%) Network Security
10 4 (1.20%) FTP
11 3 (0.90%) IPsec
11 3 (0.90%) Skype
11 3 (0.90%) SMTP
12 2 (0.60%) SMS
13 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 33 (9.91%) MySQL
3 24 (7.21%) Data Mining
3 24 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (6.01%) SQL Server
5 19 (5.71%) Big Data
5 19 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (3.60%) BigQuery
9 9 (2.70%) Bigtable
10 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.40%) GIS
10 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.40%) Redis
11 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.90%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.90%) Power BI
14 2 (0.60%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 81 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 72 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 38 (11.41%) Subversion
4 26 (7.81%) GoCD
5 25 (7.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (6.91%) Bitbucket
6 23 (6.91%) JIRA
7 22 (6.61%) Selenium
8 20 (6.01%) Cucumber
8 20 (6.01%) WebDriver
9 14 (4.20%) Vagrant
10 10 (3.00%) Robot Framework
10 10 (3.00%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.70%) Maven
12 7 (2.10%) Hudson
12 7 (2.10%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.50%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.50%) Mercurial
15 4 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 41 (12.31%) Retail
2 29 (8.71%) Finance
3 24 (7.21%) Marketing
4 18 (5.41%) Back Office
5 12 (3.60%) Games
6 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.10%) Advertising
8 7 (2.10%) Automotive
8 7 (2.10%) Banking
9 6 (1.80%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.50%) Electronics
10 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (30.03%) Developer
2 36 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (10.21%) Software Engineer
4 32 (9.61%) Analyst
5 29 (8.71%) Python Developer
6 26 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (7.51%) Java Developer
8 24 (7.21%) Data Scientist
9 23 (6.91%) Python Engineer
10 21 (6.31%) Web Developer
11 20 (6.01%) Junior
12 18 (5.41%) Graduate
12 18 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
12 18 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 17 (5.11%) Junior Developer
13 17 (5.11%) Senior Developer
14 16 (4.80%) Tester
15 15 (4.50%) Consultant
15 15 (4.50%) Graduate Developer
15 15 (4.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.51%) HTML
2 41 (12.31%) CSS
3 36 (10.81%) Node.js
4 31 (9.31%) .NET
5 27 (8.11%) Django
6 24 (7.21%) Web Services
7 22 (6.61%) React
8 20 (6.01%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (6.01%) RESTful
9 18 (5.41%) Flask
10 17 (5.11%) ASP.NET
10 17 (5.11%) Natural Language Processing
11 14 (4.20%) jQuery
11 14 (4.20%) REST
12 13 (3.90%) AngularJS
12 13 (3.90%) HTML5
12 13 (3.90%) Spring
13 12 (3.60%) J2EE
14 10 (3.00%) JSON
14 10 (3.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.52%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.31%) User Experience
3 22 (6.61%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.11%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (3.30%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.70%) Fintech
10 8 (2.40%) Graphic Design
11 7 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.80%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (1.80%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.50%) Augmented Reality
14 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.90%) Blog
15 3 (0.90%) Infotainment
15 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 140 (42.04%) Linux
2 75 (22.52%) Windows
3 30 (9.01%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.90%) Unix
5 10 (3.00%) CentOS
5 10 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 7 (2.10%) Debian
8 5 (1.50%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.90%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.12%) DevOps
3 63 (18.92%) Machine Learning
4 62 (18.62%) Test Automation
5 59 (17.72%) Open Source
6 51 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 48 (14.41%) Scrum
8 40 (12.01%) Analytics
8 40 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (10.51%) TDD
10 35 (10.51%) Web Development
11 33 (9.91%) Microservices
12 30 (9.01%) Data Science
13 29 (8.71%) Artificial Intelligence
13 29 (8.71%) CRM
14 28 (8.41%) Data Analytics
14 28 (8.41%) Unit Testing
15 27 (8.11%) Configuration Management
15 27 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 138 (41.44%) Java
2 105 (31.53%) SQL
3 81 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 79 (23.72%) Bash Shell
5 72 (21.62%) Ruby
6 61 (18.32%) C#
7 58 (17.42%) PHP
8 53 (15.92%) Perl
9 46 (13.81%) PowerShell
10 43 (12.91%) R
11 29 (8.71%) C++
12 27 (8.11%) C
13 21 (6.31%) Go
14 15 (4.50%) MATLAB
15 12 (3.60%) Jython
16 11 (3.30%) Java 8
17 10 (3.00%) PHP 5
18 9 (2.70%) VB
19 7 (2.10%) Lua
19 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (28.53%) Degree
2 32 (9.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (6.61%) PhD
4 11 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.30%) Master's Degree
5 10 (3.00%) ISEB
6 8 (2.40%) HND
6 8 (2.40%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.10%) CHECK Team Leader
7 7 (2.10%) CHECK Team Member
7 7 (2.10%) OSCP
8 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.50%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.90%) MCSE
10 3 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.90%) RHCE
10 3 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.41%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) IEC 61131
3 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.30%) BS7666
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) MISRA
5 1 (0.30%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (23.12%) Docker
2 27 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.60%) Xen
4 8 (2.40%) iptables
5 7 (2.10%) Squid
6 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.20%) Samba
8 3 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.90%) Firmware
9 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.60%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 60 (18.02%) Ansible
2 51 (15.32%) Kubernetes
3 36 (10.81%) Terraform
4 27 (8.11%) Puppet
5 24 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (5.41%) Nagios
7 16 (4.80%) Kibana
7 16 (4.80%) logstash
7 16 (4.80%) Marathon
8 15 (4.50%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (3.60%) Graphite
10 8 (2.40%) Packer
11 5 (1.50%) SELinux
12 3 (0.90%) Ambari
12 3 (0.90%) Cacti
13 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.30%) SCCM
13 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 29 (8.71%) VMware
2 28 (8.41%) Google
3 20 (6.01%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 17 (5.11%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.11%) Oracle
6 9 (2.70%) Adobe
7 7 (2.10%) Apple
7 7 (2.10%) Twitter
8 6 (1.80%) Cisco
9 4 (1.20%) NetApp
9 4 (1.20%) Splunk
9 4 (1.20%) Talend
10 3 (0.90%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.90%) MathWorks
10 3 (0.90%) Tableau
10 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.60%) HP
11 2 (0.60%) IBM
11 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com