How to Hire a Python Developer in 2022? Guide for Employers and Hiring Managers

Who Is And What Does a Python Developer Do?

A Python Developer is, as the name suggests, a programmer who specializes in Python, a high-level, object-oriented programming language. It is a general-purpose technology, so Python Developers have a wide range of job opportunities. They can create:

  • games,
  • applications,
  • websites,
  • fintech solutions,
  • AI & ML-based software
  • and much more.

Python — popularity

According to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021, Python is the most popular backend programming language globally. As many as 48.24% of software developers say they can program in this technology. Moreover, it’s also the most wanted language among developers who are not developing with this language.

Python Developer — average annual salary

  • Poland (according to the report of Just Join IT): 12,800 PLN/month ($3,130) | $37,560/year
  • Germany: $4,911/month | $58,932/year
  • Denmark: $6,377/month | $76,526/year
  • The Netherlands: $4,125/month | $49,520/year
  • United Kingdom: $4,599/month | $55,190/year
  • United States: $9,490/month | $113,889/year *

5 Tips for Hiring a Python Developer

As we mentioned earlier, Python Developers are highly sought after in the job market, so the competition among employers is really high. In this article, we will present you 5 tips that might be helpful.

1. Create a perfect job offer.

Software developers are individuals who respect their time. They do not like to waste it browsing through jobs that do not fit their needs. What can you do? Start by creating a good ad. Focus on specifics, especially on what may really interest a Python Developer, i.e. information about:

  • technology stack
  • form of cooperation
  • information whether you offer remote work and flexible hours
  • team size
  • specific requirements
  • project on which a given person will work
  • salary

2. Show that you know and understand their needs.

Creating an ad that follows the tips in point one shows that you understand and respect your potential candidate’s expectations. But can you do something more? Of course, you can. Try to ensure that your recruiters are fully competent and knowledgeable about the position you are recruiting for. It is good to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts related to Python, related libraries, frameworks, and tools. Your potential candidate needs to feel that they are talking to professionals that they will be comfortable working with.

3. Offer a competitive salary.

One of the most common reasons for changing jobs is inadequate compensation. Therefore, if you are anxious to find a new Python Developer to join your team, you need to offer more than other employers or find another way to stand out from the competition. It’s a good idea to keep track of salary reports or job postings from other companies so you can offer a rate that will be attractive to new employees.

4. Describe your project.

Software developers such as Python developers are usually enthusiasts who love their work. Apart from their earnings, they care about their satisfaction from their job, so the projects they work on are very important to them.

5. Hire an outsourcing company

If you are still having difficulty in hiring a Python Developer despite implementing the following tips, consider working with an outsourcing company. Such companies work with many professional Python Developers and will help you find an employee perfectly tailored to your requirements. This solution saves a lot of time and money. We described more benefits of outsourcing in a separate article.

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing