The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 33 20 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Permanent jobs citing Python 3 21 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.52% 8.30% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 15.79% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 21 2
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Python
Cheshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
104 133 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 52.79% 52.57% 54.70%
Number of salaries quoted 59 103 108
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Python
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Python Salary Trend in Chester

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 8 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) Groovy
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) JMeter
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) API Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) SAS

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JUnit
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Economics
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Physics
1 1 (10.00%) Psychology
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) API Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) Groovy
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) C++
7 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (20.00%) SAP