Period
to 29 October 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 16 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Python 982 940 724
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.37% 12.05% 9.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.42% 20.28% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,758 1,673 1,301
Median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +21.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,380 4,634 4,593
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 64.11% 59.40% 59.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,966 4,117 4,114
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Python
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Python trend for jobs with a WFH option

Python
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Python.

Python salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Python
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Python over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Python salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, Python job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Python.

1 409 (41.65%) AWS
2 336 (34.22%) JavaScript
3 321 (32.69%) Java
4 303 (30.86%) Docker
5 302 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
6 300 (30.55%) DevOps
7 272 (27.70%) Software Engineering
8 250 (25.46%) SQL
8 250 (25.46%) Linux
9 236 (24.03%) Kubernetes
10 229 (23.32%) Azure
11 169 (17.21%) Node.js
12 154 (15.68%) Finance
13 153 (15.58%) PostgreSQL
14 151 (15.38%) Terraform
15 146 (14.87%) C#
16 145 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 145 (14.77%) Machine Learning
17 142 (14.46%) React
17 142 (14.46%) GCP
18 135 (13.75%) Ansible
19 134 (13.65%) Go
20 132 (13.44%) Serverless
21 130 (13.24%) AngularJS
22 129 (13.14%) Data Science
23 121 (12.32%) Django
24 120 (12.22%) C++
25 118 (12.02%) Web Services
26 114 (11.61%) Jenkins
27 113 (11.51%) Microservices

Python
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 86 (8.76%) Elasticsearch
2 53 (5.40%) Apache Spark
3 39 (3.97%) Apache
4 16 (1.63%) nginx
5 15 (1.53%) Confluence
6 13 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.32%) WordPress
7 9 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (0.92%) Tornado
8 8 (0.81%) CMS
8 8 (0.81%) SAS
9 6 (0.61%) ColdFusion
10 5 (0.51%) Luigi
11 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.31%) Pachyderm
13 2 (0.20%) IIS
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.20%) Inkscape
3 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Simulink
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.61%) Magento
2 6 (0.61%) Odoo
3 5 (0.51%) Shopify
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 409 (41.65%) AWS
2 229 (23.32%) Azure
3 142 (14.46%) GCP
4 132 (13.44%) Serverless
5 93 (9.47%) AWS Lambda
6 81 (8.25%) SaaS
7 55 (5.60%) Power Platform
8 53 (5.40%) Amazon S3
9 52 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (4.79%) GitHub
10 47 (4.79%) IaaS
10 47 (4.79%) PaaS
11 26 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (2.34%) Azure Functions
14 22 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (2.24%) PowerApps
15 21 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
15 21 (2.14%) Amazon EKS
16 19 (1.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.09%) DNS
2 44 (4.48%) Internet
3 21 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.93%) Firewall
5 13 (1.32%) HTTP
6 9 (0.92%) IPv4
6 9 (0.92%) IPv6
7 8 (0.81%) BGP
7 8 (0.81%) OSPF
8 7 (0.71%) SMTP
9 6 (0.61%) LAN
9 6 (0.61%) MPLS
10 5 (0.51%) AMQP
10 5 (0.51%) Network Security
11 4 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.41%) SNMP
11 4 (0.41%) VPN
12 3 (0.31%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.31%) SAN
12 3 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (15.58%) PostgreSQL
2 105 (10.69%) NoSQL
3 82 (8.35%) SQL Server
4 77 (7.84%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.74%) Big Data
6 66 (6.72%) Relational Database
7 56 (5.70%) MySQL
8 41 (4.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 33 (3.36%) Redis
10 31 (3.16%) Tableau
11 30 (3.05%) Hadoop
11 30 (3.05%) Power BI
12 25 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (2.24%) Data Lake
15 20 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (1.93%) MariaDB
17 15 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 145 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 114 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 36 (3.67%) GitLab
4 30 (3.05%) JIRA
5 22 (2.24%) Mercurial
5 22 (2.24%) Subversion
6 18 (1.83%) Selenium
7 17 (1.73%) Gradle
8 15 (1.53%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.32%) CircleCI
10 12 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.22%) Maven
11 11 (1.12%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.81%) eggPlant
13 8 (0.81%) GoCD
13 8 (0.81%) webpack
14 7 (0.71%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.71%) Xcode
15 6 (0.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 154 (15.68%) Finance
2 43 (4.38%) Banking
2 43 (4.38%) Front Office
3 35 (3.56%) Retail
4 31 (3.16%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.24%) Marketing
6 19 (1.93%) Games
7 12 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.12%) Advertising
8 11 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.92%) Law
10 9 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.81%) Electronics
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Military
12 2 (0.20%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.10%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 339 (34.52%) Developer
2 156 (15.89%) Python Developer
3 148 (15.07%) Software Engineer
4 145 (14.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 110 (11.20%) Python Engineer
6 77 (7.84%) Data Engineer
7 70 (7.13%) Senior Developer
8 62 (6.31%) React Developer
9 53 (5.40%) Data Scientist
9 53 (5.40%) Java Developer
10 49 (4.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 48 (4.89%) Python Software Engineer
12 47 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
13 46 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
13 46 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
14 45 (4.58%) AWS Engineer
15 38 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
16 34 (3.46%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 33 (3.36%) Architect
17 33 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (17.21%) Node.js
2 142 (14.46%) React
3 130 (13.24%) AngularJS
4 121 (12.32%) Django
5 118 (12.02%) Web Services
6 73 (7.43%) CSS
6 73 (7.43%) HTML
7 69 (7.03%) REST
8 63 (6.42%) Vue.js
9 57 (5.80%) .NET
10 56 (5.70%) Kafka
11 54 (5.50%) RabbitMQ
12 46 (4.68%) RESTful
13 39 (3.97%) Redux
14 37 (3.77%) React Native
15 36 (3.67%) Flask
15 36 (3.67%) Spring
16 29 (2.95%) jQuery
17 26 (2.65%) Spring Boot
17 26 (2.65%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.52%) Cloud Native
2 60 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 41 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.97%) Derivative
6 35 (3.56%) Fixed Income
6 35 (3.56%) Hedge funds
7 31 (3.16%) Equities
7 31 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (2.75%) User Experience
9 23 (2.34%) Data Centre
10 22 (2.24%) Blog
11 21 (2.14%) Virtual Team
12 20 (2.04%) NHS
13 19 (1.93%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.93%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.43%) FMCG
15 13 (1.32%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.12%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.92%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 250 (25.46%) Linux
2 53 (5.40%) Unix
3 46 (4.68%) Windows
4 17 (1.73%) CentOS
5 12 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.92%) Fedora
6 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.71%) Android
8 7 (0.71%) Debian
8 7 (0.71%) VMS
9 6 (0.61%) AIX
9 6 (0.61%) Solaris
10 5 (0.51%) Robot Operating System
11 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.10%) MVS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (30.55%) DevOps
3 272 (27.70%) Software Engineering
4 145 (14.77%) Machine Learning
5 129 (13.14%) Data Science
6 113 (11.51%) Microservices
7 110 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
8 104 (10.59%) Artificial Intelligence
9 84 (8.55%) Analytics
9 84 (8.55%) TDD
10 76 (7.74%) Fintech
11 75 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (7.43%) Open Source
13 65 (6.62%) Computer Science
14 63 (6.42%) Test Automation
15 61 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (6.01%) Visualisation
17 56 (5.70%) Scrum
18 55 (5.60%) Mentoring
19 54 (5.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 336 (34.22%) JavaScript
2 321 (32.69%) Java
3 250 (25.46%) SQL
4 146 (14.87%) C#
5 134 (13.65%) Go
6 120 (12.22%) C++
7 111 (11.30%) Bash Shell
8 86 (8.76%) PHP
9 85 (8.66%) Ruby
10 65 (6.62%) PowerShell
11 49 (4.99%) R
12 44 (4.48%) TypeScript
13 43 (4.38%) Scala
14 42 (4.28%) Kotlin
15 41 (4.18%) Perl
16 38 (3.87%) Shell Script
17 34 (3.46%) C
18 14 (1.43%) Groovy
19 13 (1.32%) ES6
20 10 (1.02%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 99 (10.08%) Degree
2 38 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.75%) PhD
3 27 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.61%) CCNA
7 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.51%) ISEB
8 5 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.41%) CCNP
9 4 (0.41%) JNCIA
9 4 (0.41%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.31%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.31%) MPhil
10 3 (0.31%) RHCE
10 3 (0.31%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.67%) QA
2 14 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.32%) GDPR
4 12 (1.22%) NIST
5 9 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.71%) PMO
7 6 (0.61%) SLA
8 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 303 (30.86%) Docker
2 9 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) Firmware
5 5 (0.51%) Xen
6 3 (0.31%) Gluster
7 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.20%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 236 (24.03%) Kubernetes
2 151 (15.38%) Terraform
3 135 (13.75%) Ansible
4 87 (8.86%) Puppet
5 43 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.85%) Grafana
7 22 (2.24%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.22%) Rancher
10 9 (0.92%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.92%) Icinga
10 9 (0.92%) Kibana
11 7 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.71%) Packer
12 6 (0.61%) Graylog
12 6 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.51%) Pingdom
14 4 (0.41%) Nessus
14 4 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 71 (7.23%) Google
2 49 (4.99%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.87%) Oracle
4 20 (2.04%) SAP
5 19 (1.93%) Red Hat
6 17 (1.73%) Adobe
6 17 (1.73%) Databricks
6 17 (1.73%) hybris
6 17 (1.73%) New Relic
6 17 (1.73%) VMware
7 15 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.43%) Splunk
9 12 (1.22%) IBM
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco
11 7 (0.71%) SaltStack
12 5 (0.51%) Juniper
13 4 (0.41%) Apple
13 4 (0.41%) NVIDIA
13 4 (0.41%) Sun