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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 12 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Python 292 177 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.45% 11.49% 8.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.62% 16.99% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 217 166 132
Average salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1097 1042 1413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 61.80% 67.62% 70.83%
Number of salaries quoted 899 936 1281
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 2014.

Python Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 266 (47.33%) Linux
2 219 (38.97%) Java
3 206 (36.65%) Degree
4 184 (32.74%) C++
5 172 (30.60%) Software Engineering
6 158 (28.11%) Perl
7 149 (26.51%) JavaScript
8 148 (26.33%) C
9 138 (24.56%) Computer Science
10 134 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (21.71%) C#
12 114 (20.28%) HTML
13 110 (19.57%) Windows
14 99 (17.62%) PHP
15 95 (16.90%) UNIX
16 90 (16.01%) Ruby
17 83 (14.77%) MySQL
18 76 (13.52%) CSS
19 75 (13.35%) Wireless
20 73 (12.99%) QA
21 71 (12.63%) SQL
22 70 (12.46%) Internet
23 68 (12.10%) OO
24 67 (11.92%) Mathematics
25 61 (10.85%) Web Services
26 58 (10.32%) NoSQL
27 56 (9.96%) Scrum
28 54 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
29 53 (9.43%) jQuery
30 51 (9.07%) Bash Shell

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (5.69%) Apache
2 18 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.85%) Node.js
4 14 (2.49%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.96%) CloudStack
6 9 (1.60%) IIS
7 6 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.53%) CMS
8 3 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.18%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (1.96%) MS Office
2 10 (1.78%) 3ds Max
3 7 (1.25%) MS Excel
4 5 (0.89%) Mathematica
5 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) Simulink
6 3 (0.53%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.18%) Maya
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) SunGard APT
1 4 (0.71%) FastVal
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
1 26 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.78%) SaaS
3 7 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.36%) Route 53
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 75 (13.35%) Wireless
2 70 (12.46%) Internet
3 40 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.69%) HTTP
5 19 (3.38%) SNMP
6 16 (2.85%) Firewall
6 16 (2.85%) 3G
6 16 (2.85%) LTE
7 14 (2.49%) Ethernet
8 12 (2.14%) DNS
9 10 (1.78%) 4G
9 10 (1.78%) 2G
10 9 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.60%) SAN
10 9 (1.60%) ZigBee
10 9 (1.60%) SSH
11 7 (1.25%) RTP
11 7 (1.25%) Bluetooth
12 6 (1.07%) Network Security
12 6 (1.07%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.77%) MySQL
2 58 (10.32%) NoSQL
3 39 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.63%) Big Data
5 23 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.42%) Text Mining
6 8 (1.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.07%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.53%) SQLite
12 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.36%) MS Access
13 1 (0.18%) Redis
13 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.18%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 44 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.23%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.09%) Subversion
4 22 (3.91%) Bugzilla
5 20 (3.56%) Eclipse
6 17 (3.02%) Maven
7 16 (2.85%) Selenium
8 10 (1.78%) Hudson
9 8 (1.42%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.25%) Ant
10 7 (1.25%) CMake
11 6 (1.07%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.89%) JUnit
12 5 (0.89%) Valgrind
12 5 (0.89%) Firebug
12 5 (0.89%) JIRA
12 5 (0.89%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.71%) CppUnit
14 3 (0.53%) Xcode
General
1 41 (7.30%) Telecoms
2 29 (5.16%) Finance
3 24 (4.27%) Marketing
4 22 (3.91%) Games
5 18 (3.20%) Electronics
6 14 (2.49%) Multimedia
7 11 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.96%) Automotive
7 11 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.60%) Banking
9 7 (1.25%) Military
10 5 (0.89%) Avionics
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (33.45%) Developer
2 163 (29.00%) Software Engineer
3 85 (15.12%) Test Engineer
4 58 (10.32%) Web Developer
5 38 (6.76%) Administrator
5 38 (6.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 35 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
7 30 (5.34%) Python Developer
8 29 (5.16%) Software Developer
9 26 (4.63%) Senior Software Engineer
10 24 (4.27%) Development Engineer
10 24 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (3.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 18 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (3.02%) Junior
13 16 (2.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 16 (2.85%) UNIX Administrator
14 14 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.49%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (20.28%) HTML
2 76 (13.52%) CSS
3 61 (10.85%) Web Services
4 53 (9.43%) jQuery
5 38 (6.76%) .NET
6 35 (6.23%) XML
7 33 (5.87%) Django
8 25 (4.45%) RESTful
9 23 (4.09%) J2EE
10 22 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
10 22 (3.91%) HTML5
10 22 (3.91%) LAMP
11 20 (3.56%) Middleware
12 13 (2.31%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.14%) JSON
14 11 (1.96%) STL
14 11 (1.96%) Spring
15 10 (1.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 10 (1.78%) D3.js
16 9 (1.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 138 (24.56%) Computer Science
2 67 (11.92%) Mathematics
3 54 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (8.54%) Open Source
5 28 (4.98%) Mobile App
6 27 (4.80%) Embedded Systems
7 25 (4.45%) Cryptography
8 24 (4.27%) Physics
9 21 (3.74%) Visualisation
10 17 (3.02%) Firmware
11 16 (2.85%) Internet of Things
12 15 (2.67%) PKI
13 14 (2.49%) IPTV
14 13 (2.31%) User Experience
14 13 (2.31%) Device Driver
14 13 (2.31%) Blog
15 12 (2.14%) 3D Graphics
16 11 (1.96%) Statistics
17 10 (1.78%) Smartphone
18 9 (1.60%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 266 (47.33%) Linux
2 110 (19.57%) Windows
3 95 (16.90%) UNIX
4 29 (5.16%) Ubuntu
5 28 (4.98%) Android
6 22 (3.91%) Apple iOS
7 19 (3.38%) Debian
8 15 (2.67%) CentOS
9 14 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.14%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.78%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.53%) SUSE
13 3 (0.53%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.53%) AIX
13 3 (0.53%) HPUX
13 3 (0.53%) Solaris
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (30.60%) Software Engineering
2 134 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (12.10%) OO
4 56 (9.96%) Scrum
5 47 (8.36%) Automated Testing
6 46 (8.19%) Test Scripting
7 44 (7.83%) Test Automation
8 37 (6.58%) OOD
8 37 (6.58%) DevOps
9 35 (6.23%) Web Development
10 34 (6.05%) TDD
11 32 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (4.63%) Regression Testing
12 26 (4.63%) E-Commerce
13 25 (4.45%) Software Architecture
13 25 (4.45%) Manual Testing
14 24 (4.27%) Configuration Management
14 24 (4.27%) Mentoring
15 20 (3.56%) OOP
16 18 (3.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 219 (38.97%) Java
2 184 (32.74%) C++
3 158 (28.11%) Perl
4 149 (26.51%) JavaScript
5 148 (26.33%) C
6 122 (21.71%) C#
7 99 (17.62%) PHP
8 90 (16.01%) Ruby
9 71 (12.63%) SQL
10 51 (9.07%) Bash Shell
11 33 (5.87%) Embedded C
12 21 (3.74%) Shell Script
13 20 (3.56%) MATLAB
14 18 (3.20%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.85%) Bourne shell
16 12 (2.14%) R
17 11 (1.96%) Objective-C
18 10 (1.78%) Embedded C++
19 7 (1.25%) GLSL
20 6 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 206 (36.65%) Degree
2 16 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.60%) ISEB
3 9 (1.60%) PhD
4 7 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.07%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.89%) CCNA
6 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.53%) RHCE
8 3 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.53%) CEH
8 3 (0.53%) CISMP
9 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (12.99%) QA
2 11 (1.96%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.89%) IEC 61508
3 5 (0.89%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.49%) KVM
3 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Varnish
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (6.94%) Puppet
2 28 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.07%) Nagios
4 5 (0.89%) Ansible
5 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.36%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (5.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.09%) Red Hat
2 23 (4.09%) VMware
3 16 (2.85%) Perforce
4 11 (1.96%) HP
5 8 (1.42%) NetApp
5 8 (1.42%) MKS
6 7 (1.25%) Hitachi
6 7 (1.25%) Sun
6 7 (1.25%) Google
7 6 (1.07%) Splunk
8 4 (0.71%) Coverity
8 4 (0.71%) SunGard
9 3 (0.53%) Adobe
9 3 (0.53%) Zend
10 1 (0.18%) IBM
10 1 (0.18%) Intel
10 1 (0.18%) Sage
10 1 (0.18%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.18%) Siemens
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