Python Jobs and Recruitment

KO2 specialise in recruiting for Python software engineer roles, remote or hybrid, contract or permanent, within electronics and embedded systems businesses. From programmers working in Python to test engineers building frameworks, we understand the requirements for these roles and are the best choice for a recruitment agency that can help you find the right fit.

Current Python Developer Jobs UK

If you’re an engineering candidate with experience in Python, take a look above at our current job opportunities for engineers with these skills.

We do our best to keep this job board up to date, but there may be other roles available that are not currently listed. If you have a particular opportunity in mind, get in touch and talk to one of our recruiters, as we may be able to help find you exactly what you’re looking for.

Skills and Responsibilities of a Python Developer

  • An increasing amount of embedded software engineers we work with can do Python test development. Although the embedded software engineers’ primary skill is embedded software development in C and C++, they can develop Python test scripts to test their embedded software code.
  • The Python requirements we typically recruit for include Python desktop GUI applications, websites and web applications, test frameworks, test scripts and most commonly Python automated test developments. Our clients look for candidates with experience in these areas.
  • We frequently work with Python software engineers who have experience building and developing a test framework from scratch, which many employers are keen to see in job applicants.
  • We have also represented Python test developers who develop Python test scripts for an existing test framework and found that this is also a very desirable skill for candidates applying for these kinds of roles
  • The Python requirements we recruit for often need Python software engineers to programme in both embedded Linux and Windows environments for GUIs and test purposes.
  • Aside from having the relevant Python programming language experience, our requirements sometimes need a candidate to also have embedded software development and Python programming skills.
  • Why KO2?

    The versatility of Python is what makes it an increasingly popular choice for electronics and embedded system businesses. As one of the best recruiters in the UK in this sector, KO2 is uniquely positioned to match the ideal candidates to the right roles.

    It’s becoming increasingly popular for companies to automate as much of their testing as possible, keeping manual testing to a minimum. When developing automated test solutions, the preferred language of choice is Python. Although LabVIEW and TestStand are popular, National Instruments is an expensive option which many companies can’t afford or don’t feel is value for money.

    As a specialist recruitment agency in the engineering industry, we have experience placing Python software engineers for a wide range of different purposes. This can include working with Python for automated test purposes, using Python to either develop the test framework or if the framework is already in place, using Python to develop the test scripts.

    For businesses that don’t have any test framework, we work with test architects who have experience building and developing Python test frameworks from scratch. We also work with Python test developers with experience developing Python test scripts and adding them to an existing test framework.

    With 25 years of experience recruiting in this niche sector of the industry, we have the knowledge and experience to know which type of Python developer is needed for each requirement. Our Python recruitment experience comes from working with many companies in Medical Devices, IoT, Consumer and Smart Metering who have wanted to develop Python automated test solutions.

    Python Programming Jobs UK – FAQs

    What is the average salary for Python developer jobs?

    According to data from Indeed, the average annual salary for a Python developer in the UK is £83,422. This is likely to be lower when you’re just starting out in the career, but it is a job that pays very well across a range of industries, especially if you live and work in London. 

    Which places are popular for Python programming jobs?

    A study from 3PTechies found that Manchester, London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Cardiff were the top five UK cities that paid programmers the most money for their roles. Unsurprisingly, these cities are some of the most popular places to work as a programmer, particularly London and Cambridge which are both known for their high number of start-up companies.

    Which industry do Python Engineers belong to?

    Python is a programming language, so Python engineers are software engineers or developers that have specialised in a particular kind of coding. The role belongs to the software development industry, but Python engineers can find jobs in many different sectors, as the language can be used to write programs for robotics products, data analysis, application development, and graphic design.

    Which programming language is better, Python vs C++?

    When deciding whether Python or C++ is the better programming language, you need to consider what it is you’re actually using the language for. Python is better suited to machine learning programs and rapid prototyping, whilst C++ works better for fast-running software, embedded systems programs and visual design programs. You can read more about the comparison between Python and C++ in this article.

    Get in Touch

    If you’re a software developer with Python experience, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.