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Python Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs or improves computer software involving Python, an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Oversees the entire software development process.

Job Outlook

There were 904 Python Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 15712 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Software Developer / Engineer industry, which includes the Python Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Python Developer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $114,064.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $111,131.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Python Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $101,778.

Education and Experience

Posted Python Developer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree76%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other1%

Posted Python Developer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years11%
3 to 5 years56%
6 to 8 years23%
9+ years10%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Python Developer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (26%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (21%)
  • Writing (17%)
  • Problem Solving (17%)
  • Troubleshooting (12%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Python (100%)
  • SQL (39%)
  • Software Development (29%)
  • Software Engineering (26%)
  • Java (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Linux (19%)
  • Oracle (12%)
  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL) (11%)
  • Unit Testing (11%)
  • Debugging (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • MongoDB (7%)
  • Continuous Integration (CI) (7%)
  • Pandas (7%)
  • GitHub (6%)
  • React Javascript (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Python Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Senior Python Developer
  • Python Engineer
  • Senior Python Software Engineer
  • Senior Python Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Python Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Travelers (447)
  • Deloitte (325)
  • JP Morgan Chase Company (158)
  • Nucamp (147)
  • Cynet Systems (94)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (11)
  • Atyeti (11)
  • Synechron (10)
  • Travelers (10)
  • Cynet Systems (10)

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