Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +25
Permanent jobs citing Python 1,561 866 818
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.05% 11.85% 10.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.46% 19.87% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,845 1,520 1,482
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £113,750 £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 6,951 4,358 4,394
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 62.55% 59.63% 58.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6,260 3,837 4,016
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,490 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £89,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

Python salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 659 (42.22%) AWS
2 527 (33.76%) Java
2 527 (33.76%) JavaScript
3 512 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
4 439 (28.12%) Software Engineering
5 431 (27.61%) Docker
6 426 (27.29%) DevOps
7 416 (26.65%) Azure
8 355 (22.74%) SQL
9 348 (22.29%) Kubernetes
10 342 (21.91%) Linux
11 317 (20.31%) Finance
12 299 (19.15%) GCP
13 291 (18.64%) React
14 275 (17.62%) C#
15 269 (17.23%) Node.js
16 233 (14.93%) Machine Learning
17 230 (14.73%) AngularJS
18 220 (14.09%) Web Services
18 220 (14.09%) Go
19 219 (14.03%) Serverless
19 219 (14.03%) Data Science
20 217 (13.90%) Terraform
21 210 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
22 200 (12.81%) Git (software)
23 194 (12.43%) Microservices
23 194 (12.43%) Ansible
24 193 (12.36%) Jenkins
25 176 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
26 170 (10.89%) Bash Shell

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
1 131 (8.39%) Elasticsearch
2 90 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 73 (4.68%) Apache
4 28 (1.79%) nginx
4 28 (1.79%) SAS
5 24 (1.54%) Confluence
6 20 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.09%) Tornado
8 14 (0.90%) WordPress
9 11 (0.70%) CMS
10 6 (0.38%) IIS
10 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.26%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.19%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.19%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.064%) Inkscape
3 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.064%) Simulink
3 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.38%) Odoo
3 5 (0.32%) Magento
4 4 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.26%) Shopify
5 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 659 (42.22%) AWS
2 416 (26.65%) Azure
3 299 (19.15%) GCP
4 219 (14.03%) Serverless
5 125 (8.01%) SaaS
6 113 (7.24%) AWS Lambda
7 69 (4.42%) Amazon S3
8 66 (4.23%) PaaS
9 64 (4.10%) IaaS
9 64 (4.10%) Power Platform
10 56 (3.59%) GitHub
11 50 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
12 46 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 34 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
14 30 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (1.86%) Azure Functions
16 27 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
17 26 (1.67%) PowerApps
18 25 (1.60%) Amazon EKS
18 25 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.84%) DNS
2 56 (3.59%) Internet
3 49 (3.14%) TCP/IP
4 36 (2.31%) HTTP
5 22 (1.41%) Firewall
6 19 (1.22%) Wireless
7 17 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (0.77%) DVB
8 12 (0.77%) MIMO
9 11 (0.70%) IPv4
9 11 (0.70%) IPv6
9 11 (0.70%) LAN
10 10 (0.64%) Network Security
11 9 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 9 (0.58%) VoIP
12 8 (0.51%) BGP
12 8 (0.51%) OSPF
12 8 (0.51%) WAN
13 7 (0.45%) SMTP
14 6 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
2 147 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 129 (8.26%) MongoDB
4 118 (7.56%) Big Data
5 114 (7.30%) SQL Server
6 91 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 88 (5.64%) MySQL
8 62 (3.97%) Redis
9 58 (3.72%) Hadoop
10 47 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 42 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (2.56%) Tableau
13 38 (2.43%) Data Lake
14 36 (2.31%) Power BI
15 31 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
16 29 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
17 27 (1.73%) Amazon Redshift
18 22 (1.41%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.41%) Blockchain
19 21 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 200 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 193 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 72 (4.61%) GitLab
4 64 (4.10%) JIRA
5 35 (2.24%) Selenium
6 32 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.92%) Maven
8 26 (1.67%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.60%) Subversion
10 22 (1.41%) CircleCI
11 20 (1.28%) Gradle
12 18 (1.15%) Mercurial
13 15 (0.96%) Travis CI
14 14 (0.90%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.83%) Artifactory
16 12 (0.77%) Cypress.io
17 10 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (0.58%) eggPlant
18 9 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 317 (20.31%) Finance
2 86 (5.51%) Banking
3 53 (3.40%) Retail
4 51 (3.27%) Marketing
5 49 (3.14%) Games
6 48 (3.07%) Public Sector
7 47 (3.01%) Front Office
8 31 (1.99%) Law
9 25 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.15%) Legal
11 13 (0.83%) Electronics
12 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.70%) Automotive
14 10 (0.64%) Advertising
15 9 (0.58%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.58%) Military
16 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 609 (39.01%) Developer
2 281 (18.00%) Software Engineer
3 226 (14.48%) Python Developer
4 200 (12.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 165 (10.57%) Python Engineer
6 150 (9.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 139 (8.90%) React Developer
8 113 (7.24%) Senior Developer
9 111 (7.11%) Data Engineer
10 89 (5.70%) Java Developer
11 88 (5.64%) Full Stack Developer
12 73 (4.68%) Data Scientist
13 70 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 66 (4.23%) Python Software Engineer
15 64 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
16 63 (4.04%) AWS Engineer
17 62 (3.97%) Software Developer
18 56 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
19 55 (3.52%) Senior Python Developer
19 55 (3.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (18.64%) React
2 269 (17.23%) Node.js
3 230 (14.73%) AngularJS
4 220 (14.09%) Web Services
5 164 (10.51%) .NET
6 130 (8.33%) Django
7 125 (8.01%) Kafka
8 118 (7.56%) Vue.js
9 111 (7.11%) REST
10 105 (6.73%) HTML
10 105 (6.73%) React Native
11 93 (5.96%) CSS
12 80 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
13 57 (3.65%) RESTful
14 55 (3.52%) Flask
14 55 (3.52%) Spring
15 51 (3.27%) Spring Boot
16 45 (2.88%) Redux
17 30 (1.92%) HTML5
18 29 (1.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.21%) Cloud Native
2 90 (5.77%) Algorithms
3 88 (5.64%) Blog
4 85 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
5 74 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (2.56%) Derivative
7 37 (2.37%) Fixed Income
8 36 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 36 (2.31%) User Experience
9 35 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (2.24%) Hedge funds
10 31 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.99%) Virtual Team
11 29 (1.86%) Equities
12 28 (1.79%) Data Centre
13 27 (1.73%) NHS
14 26 (1.67%) Public Cloud
15 19 (1.22%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 342 (21.91%) Linux
2 77 (4.93%) Windows
3 57 (3.65%) Unix
4 34 (2.18%) Android
5 33 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (1.67%) CentOS
7 22 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 17 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.90%) Fedora
10 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.45%) Debian
10 7 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
11 5 (0.32%) VMS
12 3 (0.19%) AIX
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.064%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.064%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (28.12%) Software Engineering
3 426 (27.29%) DevOps
4 233 (14.93%) Machine Learning
5 219 (14.03%) Data Science
6 194 (12.43%) Microservices
7 176 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
8 150 (9.61%) Open Source
9 146 (9.35%) Artificial Intelligence
10 145 (9.29%) Fintech
11 144 (9.22%) Analytics
12 136 (8.71%) TDD
13 126 (8.07%) Asset Management
14 116 (7.43%) Computer Science
15 102 (6.53%) Scrum
16 98 (6.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 97 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
17 97 (6.21%) Mentoring
17 97 (6.21%) Web Application Development
18 94 (6.02%) Progressive Web App
Programming Languages
1 527 (33.76%) Java
1 527 (33.76%) JavaScript
2 355 (22.74%) SQL
3 275 (17.62%) C#
4 220 (14.09%) Go
5 170 (10.89%) Bash Shell
6 168 (10.76%) C++
7 126 (8.07%) Ruby
8 120 (7.69%) PHP
9 98 (6.28%) TypeScript
10 89 (5.70%) PowerShell
11 86 (5.51%) R
12 82 (5.25%) C
13 65 (4.16%) Scala
14 56 (3.59%) Perl
15 53 (3.40%) Shell Script
16 47 (3.01%) Kotlin
17 24 (1.54%) Groovy
18 23 (1.47%) MATLAB
19 20 (1.28%) ES6
Qualifications
1 147 (9.42%) Degree
2 65 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (3.14%) PhD
4 44 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 35 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.58%) ISEB
8 9 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.51%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.51%) CCNP
10 7 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.38%) MPhil
12 5 (0.32%) CCNA
13 4 (0.26%) CCIE
13 4 (0.26%) GCFA
13 4 (0.26%) GCIH
13 4 (0.26%) GIAC
13 4 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.23%) QA
2 21 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.90%) GDPR
4 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (0.58%) NIST
4 9 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 7 (0.45%) NCSC
6 6 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.38%) SLA
7 4 (0.26%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.26%) PMO
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 431 (27.61%) Docker
2 34 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.02%) Firmware
4 15 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.58%) Xen
6 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.26%) KVM
7 4 (0.26%) Postfix
8 3 (0.19%) Kamailio
8 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.13%) Btrfs
9 2 (0.13%) Ceph
9 2 (0.13%) DRBD
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.064%) Gluster
10 1 (0.064%) Samba
10 1 (0.064%) Varnish
10 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 348 (22.29%) Kubernetes
2 217 (13.90%) Terraform
3 194 (12.43%) Ansible
4 119 (7.62%) Puppet
5 52 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (2.50%) Grafana
7 36 (2.31%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.90%) Nagios
9 13 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (0.77%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.77%) Icinga
10 12 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.70%) Salt
12 8 (0.51%) Kibana
12 8 (0.51%) Rancher
13 6 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 6 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 5 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 114 (7.30%) Google
2 73 (4.68%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.40%) Oracle
4 47 (3.01%) VMware
5 43 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 29 (1.86%) Databricks
7 26 (1.67%) SAP
8 25 (1.60%) Apple
9 23 (1.47%) IBM
10 20 (1.28%) Cisco
11 16 (1.02%) Adobe
11 16 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.96%) Splunk
13 14 (0.90%) hybris
13 14 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.83%) New Relic
15 11 (0.70%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.70%) Sun
16 10 (0.64%) Palo Alto
16 10 (0.64%) Talend