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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 10 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Python 281 147 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.40% 10.23% 14.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.95% 15.91% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 222 126 194
Average salary £42,500 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.88% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £25,250 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
1083 924 1109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 67.06% 64.30% 63.52%
Number of salaries quoted 879 800 976
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 29 January 2015.

Python Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 251 (42.83%) Linux
2 243 (41.47%) C++
3 242 (41.30%) C
4 213 (36.35%) Software Engineering
5 209 (35.67%) Degree
6 164 (27.99%) Perl
7 161 (27.47%) Java
7 161 (27.47%) Computer Science
8 154 (26.28%) JavaScript
9 143 (24.40%) HTML
10 124 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
11 113 (19.28%) C#
12 105 (17.92%) Windows
13 101 (17.24%) CSS
14 99 (16.89%) SQL
15 86 (14.68%) PHP
16 83 (14.16%) UNIX
17 72 (12.29%) MySQL
18 70 (11.95%) Internet
19 67 (11.43%) Mathematics
20 64 (10.92%) jQuery
20 64 (10.92%) Wireless
21 59 (10.07%) OO
22 58 (9.90%) Web Development
23 56 (9.56%) Scrum
24 55 (9.39%) Automated Testing
24 55 (9.39%) QA
25 54 (9.22%) Ruby
26 51 (8.70%) NoSQL
27 50 (8.53%) Electronics

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 22 (3.75%) Node.js
2 19 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.73%) Apache
4 10 (1.71%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.19%) CloudStack
5 7 (1.19%) IIS
6 4 (0.68%) JBoss
6 4 (0.68%) SAS
7 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Zope
8 1 (0.17%) Plone
Applications
1 10 (1.71%) 3ds Max
2 5 (0.85%) Simulink
3 4 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.51%) S-PLUS
4 3 (0.51%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.51%) MS Office
5 2 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Blender
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.68%) SaaS
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (11.95%) Internet
2 64 (10.92%) Wireless
3 39 (6.66%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.27%) HTTP
5 23 (3.92%) SNMP
6 18 (3.07%) Firewall
7 14 (2.39%) SAN
7 14 (2.39%) iSCSI
8 13 (2.22%) 3G
9 11 (1.88%) 4G
9 11 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (1.88%) ZigBee
10 10 (1.71%) 802.15
10 10 (1.71%) 2G
10 10 (1.71%) Network Security
11 9 (1.54%) NAS
11 9 (1.54%) LTE
11 9 (1.54%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.19%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.29%) MySQL
2 51 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 39 (6.66%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (6.31%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.95%) Big Data
6 10 (1.71%) Text Mining
7 6 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.85%) Spotfire
8 5 (0.85%) QlikView
9 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.34%) Firebird
10 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.17%) Redis
11 1 (0.17%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 48 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.12%) Eclipse
4 28 (4.78%) JIRA
5 14 (2.39%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.05%) Selenium
7 9 (1.54%) Maven
7 9 (1.54%) Bugzilla
8 8 (1.37%) Subversion
9 7 (1.19%) CruiseControl
9 7 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.85%) LabVIEW
12 4 (0.68%) GCC
12 4 (0.68%) Hudson
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.51%) SCons
13 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (8.53%) Electronics
2 34 (5.80%) Marketing
3 32 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 29 (4.95%) Finance
5 28 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.22%) Automotive
7 12 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.05%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.54%) Military
9 5 (0.85%) Avionics
10 3 (0.51%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 188 (32.08%) Software Engineer
2 178 (30.38%) Developer
3 79 (13.48%) Test Engineer
4 72 (12.29%) Web Developer
5 38 (6.48%) Software Test Engineer
6 34 (5.80%) Team Leader
6 34 (5.80%) Administrator
7 32 (5.46%) Software Developer
8 29 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (4.78%) Programmer
10 27 (4.61%) Senior Software Engineer
11 26 (4.44%) Python Developer
12 25 (4.27%) Software Team Leader
12 25 (4.27%) Graduate
13 22 (3.75%) C++ Developer
13 22 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 20 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.24%) Senior Technical Author
15 19 (3.24%) Author
15 19 (3.24%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (24.40%) HTML
2 101 (17.24%) CSS
3 64 (10.92%) jQuery
4 49 (8.36%) Web Services
5 47 (8.02%) XML
6 28 (4.78%) Django
7 24 (4.10%) HTML5
8 23 (3.92%) CSS3
9 20 (3.41%) XSLT
9 20 (3.41%) .NET
9 20 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 19 (3.24%) RESTful
11 11 (1.88%) J2EE
11 11 (1.88%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.71%) Middleware
12 10 (1.71%) Dojo
13 9 (1.54%) Qt
14 8 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.37%) Hibernate
15 6 (1.02%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 161 (27.47%) Computer Science
2 67 (11.43%) Mathematics
3 48 (8.19%) Algorithms
4 47 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (8.02%) Embedded Systems
5 40 (6.83%) Open Source
6 32 (5.46%) Cryptography
7 31 (5.29%) Internet of Things
8 21 (3.58%) Visualisation
8 21 (3.58%) Device Driver
8 21 (3.58%) User Experience
9 19 (3.24%) Smart Meter
10 17 (2.90%) Data Structures
11 16 (2.73%) Mobile App
12 15 (2.56%) Statistics
13 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
14 13 (2.22%) PKI
15 11 (1.88%) Physics
16 10 (1.71%) 3D Graphics
17 9 (1.54%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 251 (42.83%) Linux
2 105 (17.92%) Windows
3 83 (14.16%) UNIX
4 32 (5.46%) Android
5 23 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 22 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.54%) Debian
9 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.68%) AIX
10 4 (0.68%) HPUX
10 4 (0.68%) Solaris
10 4 (0.68%) CentOS
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (36.35%) Software Engineering
2 124 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (10.07%) OO
4 58 (9.90%) Web Development
5 56 (9.56%) Scrum
6 55 (9.39%) Automated Testing
7 49 (8.36%) Test Automation
8 48 (8.19%) Mentoring
9 38 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.14%) Software Testing
11 31 (5.29%) Regression Testing
11 31 (5.29%) Information Security
12 30 (5.12%) Analytics
12 30 (5.12%) Test Scripting
13 28 (4.78%) OOD
14 24 (4.10%) Multithreading
14 24 (4.10%) Project Planning
15 23 (3.92%) DevOps
16 22 (3.75%) TDD
17 21 (3.58%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 243 (41.47%) C++
2 242 (41.30%) C
3 164 (27.99%) Perl
4 161 (27.47%) Java
5 154 (26.28%) JavaScript
6 113 (19.28%) C#
7 99 (16.89%) SQL
8 86 (14.68%) PHP
9 54 (9.22%) Ruby
10 43 (7.34%) Bash Shell
11 32 (5.46%) Embedded C
12 28 (4.78%) MATLAB
13 23 (3.92%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.90%) PowerShell
15 14 (2.39%) R
16 11 (1.88%) Embedded C++
17 8 (1.37%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.37%) GLSL
18 7 (1.19%) TypeScript
18 7 (1.19%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 209 (35.67%) Degree
2 32 (5.46%) ISEB
3 16 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.54%) PhD
6 6 (1.02%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.51%) CCNA
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) LPIC
9 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.39%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.85%) IEC 61508
3 5 (0.85%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.17%) WAI
4 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 16 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.71%) Firmware
4 8 (1.37%) Xen
5 5 (0.85%) XenServer
6 4 (0.68%) Varnish
6 4 (0.68%) KVM
7 3 (0.51%) Squid
8 2 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.17%) Docker
9 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (3.92%) Puppet
2 12 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.19%) Ansible
3 7 (1.19%) Nagios
4 4 (0.68%) OPNET
4 4 (0.68%) Cacti
5 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.51%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 43 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.75%) Google
3 16 (2.73%) Perforce
4 15 (2.56%) VMware
5 14 (2.39%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.88%) HP
7 10 (1.71%) Oracle
8 7 (1.19%) Sony
8 7 (1.19%) Intel
9 6 (1.02%) Cisco
10 5 (0.85%) Coverity
10 5 (0.85%) Citrix
11 4 (0.68%) Juniper
11 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.68%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.51%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.51%) IBM
12 3 (0.51%) Sun
12 3 (0.51%) NetApp
12 3 (0.51%) Hitachi
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