The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 47 42 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Python 49 66 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.78% 4.83% 3.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.04% 10.23% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 35
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Python
Scotland

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

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
542 645 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 41.82% 47.22% 46.84%
Number of salaries quoted 342 437 539
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Python
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Python Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Python
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Python across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Python Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 56 (62.22%) Java
2 39 (43.33%) Degree
3 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 31 (34.44%) Linux
6 30 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 29 (32.22%) C++
8 28 (31.11%) Computer Science
9 23 (25.56%) C#
9 23 (25.56%) Perl
10 21 (23.33%) .NET
11 20 (22.22%) Web Services
12 18 (20.00%) SQL
13 17 (18.89%) PHP
14 16 (17.78%) XML
14 16 (17.78%) OO
15 15 (16.67%) C
15 15 (16.67%) Oracle
15 15 (16.67%) Finance
16 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.33%) jQuery
18 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
18 11 (12.22%) Scrum
18 11 (12.22%) Big Data
18 11 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
18 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
18 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
19 10 (11.11%) SOAP
19 10 (11.11%) Eclipse

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (10.00%) Apache
1 9 (10.00%) SAS
2 7 (7.78%) Apache Spark
3 6 (6.67%) GeoServer
4 5 (5.56%) JBoss
5 4 (4.44%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.33%) Node.js
7 2 (2.22%) Apache Pig
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.11%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) Stata
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.22%) MS Office
4 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) GitHub
2 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) SaaS
4 2 (2.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) HTTP
2 4 (4.44%) RS-232
2 4 (4.44%) RS-485
3 3 (3.33%) Network Security
4 2 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) Firewall
5 1 (1.11%) Modbus
5 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Big Data
2 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.00%) MySQL
4 8 (8.89%) GIS
4 8 (8.89%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 5 (5.56%) Redis
8 4 (4.44%) Data Mining
9 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.22%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.22%) HBase
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (2.22%) Sqoop
11 1 (1.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 10 (11.11%) Subversion
2 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.67%) Selenium
4 5 (5.56%) Xdebug
5 4 (4.44%) JUnit
6 3 (3.33%) Ant
6 3 (3.33%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.33%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (3.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.22%) RSpec
7 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.11%) TestLink
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Games
3 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Automotive
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Administrator
6 6 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.56%) GIS Specialist
7 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Data Scientist
8 4 (4.44%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Lead PHP Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) .NET
2 20 (22.22%) Web Services
3 16 (17.78%) XML
4 12 (13.33%) jQuery
5 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 10 (11.11%) SOAP
6 9 (10.00%) JSON
7 8 (8.89%) CSS
7 8 (8.89%) HTML
7 8 (8.89%) HTML5
8 7 (7.78%) LINQ
8 7 (7.78%) Middleware
8 7 (7.78%) REST
9 6 (6.67%) Symfony
10 5 (5.56%) ELK Stack
10 5 (5.56%) React
10 5 (5.56%) XSLT
11 4 (4.44%) Celery
11 4 (4.44%) D3.js
11 4 (4.44%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.11%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.89%) Mathematics
4 7 (7.78%) Visualisation
5 5 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (5.56%) Device Driver
6 4 (4.44%) Applied Mathematics
6 4 (4.44%) Informatics
6 4 (4.44%) Statistics
7 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (3.33%) Physics
8 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
8 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.22%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.22%) Remote Sensing
8 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) Unix
3 7 (7.78%) Windows
4 3 (3.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 16 (17.78%) OO
4 11 (12.22%) Scrum
4 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
5 8 (8.89%) Analytics
5 8 (8.89%) DevOps
5 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
6 7 (7.78%) Load Testing
6 7 (7.78%) Project Management
6 7 (7.78%) SDLC
7 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) High Availability
7 6 (6.67%) Network Design
7 6 (6.67%) TDD
7 6 (6.67%) Web Development
8 5 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (5.56%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.56%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.22%) Java
2 33 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 29 (32.22%) C++
4 23 (25.56%) C#
4 23 (25.56%) Perl
5 18 (20.00%) SQL
6 17 (18.89%) PHP
7 15 (16.67%) C
8 10 (11.11%) Ruby
9 8 (8.89%) PL/SQL
10 6 (6.67%) R
10 6 (6.67%) Scala
11 5 (5.56%) Lisp
12 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
14 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 2 (2.22%) Jython
14 2 (2.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (2.22%) XQuery
15 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 39 (43.33%) Degree
2 6 (6.67%) PhD
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Squid
1 5 (5.56%) Varnish
2 4 (4.44%) Firmware
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.56%) HAProxy
2 5 (5.56%) Nagios
3 2 (2.22%) Ambari
3 2 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (2.22%) Oozie
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.11%) Munin
4 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.56%) Informatica
4 4 (4.44%) Greenplum
4 4 (4.44%) New Relic
4 4 (4.44%) Tableau
5 3 (3.33%) Sybase
6 2 (2.22%) Splunk
7 1 (1.11%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
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