With Python’s popularity increasing it is a good time to become familiar with both the job responsibilities and average Python developer salary in the EU.
Python developers are responsible for writing server-side web application logic. This will include developing back-end components, connecting the application with third-party web services, and helping the front-end developers integrate their work into the Python application. Many developers choose to specialize in Django, which is an advanced open-source framework written in Python.
A Python Developers Survey in 2018 found that while data analysis and web development are still the main reasons why Python is used, machine learning is increasing. That is the main reason why this programming language is gaining more attention these days and may eventually affect the average Python developer salary. Python currently ranks as the world’s 7th most popular programming language amongst developers as this is likely to increase.
Python developer salaries depend on several factors including skill set, level of expertise, and location.
In this article, we will look at:
- Entry-level Python developer salary
- Junior Python developer salary
- Django developer salary
Average Python developer salary
According to PayScale’s, the worldwide average Python developer salary is $77,362 per year and the median hourly rate is $30.25.
Indeed.com puts it at $123,656 per year. ZipRecruiter puts the figure as high as $164,000 and as low as $54,000. The average is $111,896
Why do Python developer salaries vary so much? Most of this comes down to experience.
Python developers are involved in:
- Designing and implementing applications
- Writing efficient code
- Integrating server-side logic with the user-facing elements
- Deciding upon data storage solutions.
According to ZipRecruiter:
The entry-level Python developer salary in the $78,176 a year
The average junior Python developer salary is $89,776
The average mid-level Python developer salary is $111,896
The senior Python developer salary is $122,093
Django is one of the most popular Python-based frameworks and knowledge in this contributes to a higher salary average salary of $115,882.
The location of the developer also matters when it comes to salary ranges. In the EU, average salaries vary enormously depending upon location:
Germany – €47,661
Spain – €30,509
France – €40,552
- Important skills for a Python developer include:
- Python understanding
- Knowledge of web frameworks, object-relational mappers, RESTful APIs and multi-process architecture.
- System administration
- Knowledge of Java or C++.
Globally, Python is one of the most popular and highest-paying programming languages.
The Python Developers Survey 2018 concludes that 21% of Python developers are currently located in the US although this is changing.