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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 8 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Python 275 215 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.89% 12.82% 12.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.44% 19.39% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 227 196 210
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
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
967 1109 1240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.41% 66.13% 64.12%
Number of salaries quoted 841 988 1112
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 March 2015.

Python Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 248 (43.21%) C
2 246 (42.86%) C++
3 243 (42.33%) Linux
4 220 (38.33%) Degree
5 193 (33.62%) Software Engineering
6 172 (29.97%) Computer Science
7 162 (28.22%) Perl
8 143 (24.91%) JavaScript
9 138 (24.04%) HTML
10 128 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
11 113 (19.69%) Java
12 104 (18.12%) Windows
13 97 (16.90%) SQL
14 92 (16.03%) PHP
15 90 (15.68%) C#
16 89 (15.51%) CSS
17 86 (14.98%) UNIX
18 66 (11.50%) Electronics
18 66 (11.50%) MySQL
19 64 (11.15%) Internet
20 63 (10.98%) Mathematics
20 63 (10.98%) Automated Testing
21 61 (10.63%) Test Automation
22 59 (10.28%) Bash Shell
23 56 (9.76%) QA
24 55 (9.58%) Mentoring
25 54 (9.41%) Web Development
26 53 (9.23%) Scrum
27 51 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
28 50 (8.71%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (5.05%) Apache
2 24 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.48%) Node.js
4 13 (2.26%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.57%) Zope
5 9 (1.57%) Plone
6 7 (1.22%) IIS
7 6 (1.05%) CloudStack
8 5 (0.87%) SAS
9 4 (0.70%) JBoss
9 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.87%) 3ds Max
2 4 (0.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.52%) Simulink
3 3 (0.52%) S-PLUS
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
4 2 (0.35%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.17%) Maya
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.74%) SaaS
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.15%) Internet
2 46 (8.01%) Wireless
3 44 (7.67%) TCP/IP
4 27 (4.70%) HTTP
5 18 (3.14%) Firewall
6 12 (2.09%) HTTPS
7 11 (1.92%) SNMP
7 11 (1.92%) ZigBee
8 10 (1.74%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.57%) 802.15
9 9 (1.57%) Network Security
10 8 (1.39%) ICMP
11 7 (1.22%) MPLS
11 7 (1.22%) SAN
12 6 (1.05%) Intranet
12 6 (1.05%) 3G
12 6 (1.05%) DHCP
12 6 (1.05%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.50%) MySQL
2 44 (7.67%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (7.67%) NoSQL
3 29 (5.05%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.31%) Big Data
5 12 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.39%) Text Mining
8 6 (1.05%) Spotfire
8 6 (1.05%) QlikView
9 5 (0.87%) Neo4j
9 5 (0.87%) CouchDB
9 5 (0.87%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server
10 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.35%) Firebird
12 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (5.92%) JIRA
2 31 (5.40%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.36%) Eclipse
3 25 (4.36%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.31%) Selenium
5 13 (2.26%) Bugzilla
6 12 (2.09%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.39%) GCC
8 8 (1.39%) CruiseControl
8 8 (1.39%) Subversion
9 7 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.05%) SCons
11 5 (0.87%) LabVIEW
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.70%) QADirector
12 4 (0.70%) JMeter
12 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.70%) LoadUI
General
1 66 (11.50%) Electronics
2 33 (5.75%) Marketing
3 23 (4.01%) Finance
4 20 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.09%) Automotive
6 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.22%) Games
8 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.70%) Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Advertising
10 3 (0.52%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 188 (32.75%) Developer
2 187 (32.58%) Software Engineer
3 79 (13.76%) Test Engineer
4 59 (10.28%) Software Developer
4 59 (10.28%) Web Developer
5 44 (7.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 44 (7.67%) Team Leader
6 37 (6.45%) Programmer
7 32 (5.57%) Administrator
8 31 (5.40%) Graduate
8 31 (5.40%) C++ Developer
8 31 (5.40%) Software Team Leader
9 28 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (4.53%) Software Programmer
10 26 (4.53%) Python Developer
11 24 (4.18%) Senior Software Engineer
12 20 (3.48%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.31%) Test Team Leader
13 19 (3.31%) Author
13 19 (3.31%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (24.04%) HTML
2 89 (15.51%) CSS
3 50 (8.71%) Web Services
4 49 (8.54%) XML
5 45 (7.84%) jQuery
6 26 (4.53%) Django
7 24 (4.18%) HTML5
8 21 (3.66%) XSLT
9 18 (3.14%) .NET
10 15 (2.61%) CSS3
11 13 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
12 12 (2.09%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.92%) RESTful
14 10 (1.74%) LAMP
15 9 (1.57%) REST
16 8 (1.39%) JSON
17 7 (1.22%) Dojo
17 7 (1.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 7 (1.22%) Ajax
17 7 (1.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 172 (29.97%) Computer Science
2 63 (10.98%) Mathematics
3 51 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
4 43 (7.49%) Algorithms
5 36 (6.27%) Internet of Things
6 32 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (5.40%) Open Source
8 30 (5.23%) Cryptography
9 27 (4.70%) Visualisation
10 21 (3.66%) User Experience
11 18 (3.14%) Management Information System
11 18 (3.14%) Statistics
12 17 (2.96%) Mobile App
13 16 (2.79%) Smart Meter
13 16 (2.79%) Data Structures
14 15 (2.61%) Informatics
15 12 (2.09%) Physics
16 9 (1.57%) Device Driver
17 8 (1.39%) PKI
18 5 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 243 (42.33%) Linux
2 104 (18.12%) Windows
3 86 (14.98%) UNIX
4 36 (6.27%) Android
5 28 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (2.61%) Debian
8 9 (1.57%) CentOS
9 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.87%) AIX
11 5 (0.87%) HPUX
11 5 (0.87%) Solaris
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.17%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.17%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (33.62%) Software Engineering
2 128 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (10.98%) Automated Testing
4 61 (10.63%) Test Automation
5 55 (9.58%) Mentoring
6 54 (9.41%) Web Development
7 53 (9.23%) Scrum
8 49 (8.54%) OO
9 45 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (6.45%) Software Testing
11 33 (5.75%) Analytics
12 28 (4.88%) Information Security
13 25 (4.36%) Regression Testing
14 23 (4.01%) OOD
14 23 (4.01%) Project Planning
14 23 (4.01%) Test Management
14 23 (4.01%) Test Scripting
15 21 (3.66%) Data Protection
15 21 (3.66%) Line Management
16 20 (3.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 248 (43.21%) C
2 246 (42.86%) C++
3 162 (28.22%) Perl
4 143 (24.91%) JavaScript
5 113 (19.69%) Java
6 97 (16.90%) SQL
7 92 (16.03%) PHP
8 90 (15.68%) C#
9 59 (10.28%) Bash Shell
10 41 (7.14%) Ruby
11 33 (5.75%) MATLAB
12 23 (4.01%) Embedded C
13 19 (3.31%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.26%) R
15 9 (1.57%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.39%) Golang
17 7 (1.22%) TypeScript
18 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
18 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 220 (38.33%) Degree
2 35 (6.10%) ISEB
3 16 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.05%) LPIC
6 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.87%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.35%) PhD
8 1 (0.17%) CCNP
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.76%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.70%) WAI
4 1 (0.17%) JTAG
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (2.09%) Firmware
2 10 (1.74%) Xen
3 9 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.57%) Docker
4 8 (1.39%) KVM
4 8 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.87%) LXC
5 5 (0.87%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 4 (0.70%) XenServer
6 4 (0.70%) Varnish
6 4 (0.70%) Squid
7 2 (0.35%) NFS
7 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) Ceph
8 1 (0.17%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (3.14%) Puppet
2 10 (1.74%) Nagios
2 10 (1.74%) Ansible
3 9 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.22%) OPNET
4 7 (1.22%) Cacti
5 6 (1.05%) OpenView
6 5 (0.87%) Mesos
7 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.35%) Salt
8 1 (0.17%) Graylog
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Graphite
8 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.17%) Munin
8 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (5.40%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.18%) Google
3 21 (3.66%) Oracle
3 21 (3.66%) Red Hat
3 21 (3.66%) Perforce
4 18 (3.14%) VMware
5 9 (1.57%) Rackspace
6 8 (1.39%) Cisco
6 8 (1.39%) HP
7 7 (1.22%) Juniper
8 6 (1.05%) Sony
8 6 (1.05%) Intel
8 6 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.05%) Coverity
9 5 (0.87%) Pegasus
10 3 (0.52%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.52%) Citrix
10 3 (0.52%) IBM
10 3 (0.52%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.35%) EMC
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