The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 12 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Python 302 161 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.16% 11.06% 14.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.26% 17.52% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 221 115 206
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Python
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1150 919 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.34% 63.12% 70.23%
Number of salaries quoted 919 772 1132
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Python
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region.

Python Salary Trend in Cambridge

Python
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Python across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Python Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Python.

1 271 (45.62%) Linux
2 245 (41.25%) C++
3 236 (39.73%) C
4 230 (38.72%) Software Engineering
5 221 (37.21%) Degree
6 193 (32.49%) Java
7 168 (28.28%) Computer Science
8 164 (27.61%) JavaScript
9 152 (25.59%) Perl
10 142 (23.91%) HTML
11 127 (21.38%) C#
12 122 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
13 112 (18.86%) Windows
14 100 (16.84%) CSS
15 99 (16.67%) SQL
16 79 (13.30%) Mathematics
17 77 (12.96%) Internet
18 76 (12.79%) PHP
19 74 (12.46%) Wireless
20 72 (12.12%) MySQL
21 71 (11.95%) UNIX
22 70 (11.78%) jQuery
23 62 (10.44%) NoSQL
24 61 (10.27%) Algorithms
25 60 (10.10%) Ruby
26 57 (9.60%) QA
27 56 (9.43%) Web Services
28 55 (9.26%) Automated Testing
29 54 (9.09%) Scrum
30 53 (8.92%) OO

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Python also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Python. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (4.04%) Node.js
2 14 (2.36%) Apache
2 14 (2.36%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.02%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.52%) CloudStack
6 7 (1.18%) IIS
7 4 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 15 (2.53%) 3ds Max
2 7 (1.18%) Simulink
3 6 (1.01%) Mathematica
4 5 (0.84%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.51%) S-PLUS
6 3 (0.51%) MS Office
7 2 (0.34%) Blender
7 2 (0.34%) Maya
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Heroku
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.96%) Internet
2 74 (12.46%) Wireless
3 42 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.21%) HTTP
4 25 (4.21%) SNMP
5 18 (3.03%) Firewall
6 17 (2.86%) 3G
7 15 (2.53%) iSCSI
8 14 (2.36%) SAN
9 13 (2.19%) LTE
9 13 (2.19%) Ethernet
9 13 (2.19%) 4G
10 12 (2.02%) Network Security
10 12 (2.02%) 2G
11 11 (1.85%) ZigBee
11 11 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (1.68%) NAS
12 10 (1.68%) 802.15
13 9 (1.52%) DNS
14 6 (1.01%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.12%) MySQL
2 62 (10.44%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.07%) MongoDB
4 38 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (5.89%) Big Data
6 12 (2.02%) Text Mining
7 7 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.84%) SQL Server
10 4 (0.67%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.67%) QlikView
11 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.17%) Firebird
13 1 (0.17%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.38%) Eclipse
4 20 (3.37%) JIRA
5 12 (2.02%) Maven
6 11 (1.85%) Selenium
6 11 (1.85%) Bugzilla
7 10 (1.68%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.52%) Subversion
9 7 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.18%) Hudson
10 5 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.84%) LabVIEW
11 4 (0.67%) Ant
11 4 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.67%) CppUnit
11 4 (0.67%) Valgrind
11 4 (0.67%) TestLink
11 4 (0.67%) CMake
12 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (5.72%) Telecoms
2 33 (5.56%) Electronics
3 32 (5.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 31 (5.22%) Finance
5 28 (4.71%) Marketing
6 14 (2.36%) Automotive
7 13 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.19%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.35%) Military
9 7 (1.18%) Games
10 6 (1.01%) Avionics
11 3 (0.51%) Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 190 (31.99%) Software Engineer
2 186 (31.31%) Developer
3 82 (13.80%) Test Engineer
4 70 (11.78%) Web Developer
5 37 (6.23%) Administrator
5 37 (6.23%) Software Test Engineer
6 32 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (5.39%) Software Developer
7 29 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
8 28 (4.71%) Team Leader
8 28 (4.71%) Python Developer
9 25 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 24 (4.04%) Programmer
11 23 (3.87%) Graduate
12 22 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
13 20 (3.37%) Integration Engineer
14 18 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.69%) Automation Engineer
15 16 (2.69%) Development Engineer
15 16 (2.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (23.91%) HTML
2 100 (16.84%) CSS
3 70 (11.78%) jQuery
4 56 (9.43%) Web Services
5 36 (6.06%) XML
6 34 (5.72%) Django
7 25 (4.21%) Ruby on Rails
8 24 (4.04%) RESTful
9 23 (3.87%) HTML5
10 21 (3.54%) CSS3
10 21 (3.54%) .NET
11 14 (2.36%) Middleware
12 13 (2.19%) XSLT
13 12 (2.02%) Dojo
14 11 (1.85%) J2EE
14 11 (1.85%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
16 9 (1.52%) ASP.NET
17 7 (1.18%) Qt
17 7 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 168 (28.28%) Computer Science
2 79 (13.30%) Mathematics
3 61 (10.27%) Algorithms
4 52 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (8.08%) Embedded Systems
6 47 (7.91%) Open Source
7 40 (6.73%) Cryptography
8 25 (4.21%) Internet of Things
9 24 (4.04%) Device Driver
10 21 (3.54%) Visualisation
11 20 (3.37%) Mobile App
12 19 (3.20%) Smart Meter
13 17 (2.86%) User Experience
13 17 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
14 16 (2.69%) Statistics
14 16 (2.69%) Data Structures
15 15 (2.53%) Physics
16 14 (2.36%) PKI
17 13 (2.19%) Smartphone
18 12 (2.02%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 271 (45.62%) Linux
2 112 (18.86%) Windows
3 71 (11.95%) UNIX
4 31 (5.22%) Android
5 22 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
6 19 (3.20%) Apple iOS
7 16 (2.69%) Ubuntu
8 12 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.68%) Debian
10 6 (1.01%) AIX
10 6 (1.01%) HPUX
10 6 (1.01%) Solaris
11 4 (0.67%) CentOS
12 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.17%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (38.72%) Software Engineering
2 122 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (9.26%) Automated Testing
4 54 (9.09%) Scrum
5 53 (8.92%) OO
6 50 (8.42%) Web Development
7 44 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 41 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 35 (5.89%) Information Security
10 33 (5.56%) Regression Testing
11 32 (5.39%) Test Scripting
11 32 (5.39%) Analytics
12 31 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (5.22%) Software Testing
13 27 (4.55%) OOD
14 26 (4.38%) DevOps
15 24 (4.04%) Multithreading
16 21 (3.54%) Data Protection
16 21 (3.54%) Software Architecture
16 21 (3.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 245 (41.25%) C++
2 236 (39.73%) C
3 193 (32.49%) Java
4 164 (27.61%) JavaScript
5 152 (25.59%) Perl
6 127 (21.38%) C#
7 99 (16.67%) SQL
8 76 (12.79%) PHP
9 60 (10.10%) Ruby
10 42 (7.07%) Embedded C
11 33 (5.56%) Bash Shell
12 30 (5.05%) MATLAB
13 20 (3.37%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.86%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.69%) R
16 12 (2.02%) GLSL
16 12 (2.02%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.68%) MAXScript
18 9 (1.52%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.52%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 221 (37.21%) Degree
2 25 (4.21%) ISEB
3 17 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.85%) PhD
5 10 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.52%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.67%) CCNA
7 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.51%) CEH
8 3 (0.51%) CISMP
8 3 (0.51%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.60%) QA
2 9 (1.52%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.01%) IEC 61508
3 6 (1.01%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.36%) Firmware
3 13 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.35%) Xen
5 7 (1.18%) KVM
6 5 (0.84%) XenServer
7 2 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Varnish
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (4.88%) Puppet
2 16 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.68%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (6.73%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.87%) Google
3 18 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 15 (2.53%) Perforce
5 14 (2.36%) VMware
6 9 (1.52%) HP
7 7 (1.18%) Intel
7 7 (1.18%) Sony
8 5 (0.84%) Citrix
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle
9 4 (0.67%) MKS
9 4 (0.67%) Coverity
10 3 (0.51%) Splunk
10 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.51%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.51%) NetApp
10 3 (0.51%) Adobe
10 3 (0.51%) Sun
10 3 (0.51%) Hitachi
10 3 (0.51%) ION Trading
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