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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 30 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing Python 85 56 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.29% 3.99% 4.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.30% 8.54% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 67 45 37
Average salary £47,500 £36,895 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.74% -26.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
639 656 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 47.26% 46.76% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 465 458 414
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,747 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £48,187
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 2015.

Python Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 89 (58.55%) Java
2 83 (54.61%) JavaScript
3 71 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (45.39%) Linux
5 62 (40.79%) Amazon AWS
6 61 (40.13%) Degree
7 60 (39.47%) Finance
8 58 (38.16%) Web Services
9 44 (28.95%) Banking
10 40 (26.32%) Telecoms
11 37 (24.34%) TDD
12 33 (21.71%) Ruby
13 31 (20.39%) Perl
14 28 (18.42%) PHP
15 27 (17.76%) Software Engineering
15 27 (17.76%) QA
15 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (17.11%) Puppet
16 26 (17.11%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (15.79%) Scrum
18 23 (15.13%) Games
19 22 (14.47%) Configuration Management
19 22 (14.47%) C++
20 19 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
21 18 (11.84%) Multithreading
22 17 (11.18%) SQL
22 17 (11.18%) DevOps
23 16 (10.53%) Regression Testing
23 16 (10.53%) Hadoop
24 15 (9.87%) Test Scripting

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (9.21%) Apache
2 4 (2.63%) SAS
2 4 (2.63%) nginx
2 4 (2.63%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.97%) JBoss
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.66%) Moodle
5 1 (0.66%) Node.js
5 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.66%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.79%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.95%) DNS
2 6 (3.95%) SSL
2 6 (3.95%) Firewall
3 4 (2.63%) SMTP
3 4 (2.63%) HTTP
4 3 (1.97%) DHCP
4 3 (1.97%) VPN
4 3 (1.97%) IPsec
4 3 (1.97%) SSH
4 3 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.32%) LDAP
6 1 (0.66%) SNMP
6 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.89%) MySQL
4 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.29%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.97%) Big Data
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.32%) VoltDB
9 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.66%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.61%) Bugzilla
2 7 (4.61%) JIRA
2 7 (4.61%) Selenium
3 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.95%) FogBugz
4 4 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.97%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.32%) Hudson
6 2 (1.32%) Ant
7 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 60 (39.47%) Finance
2 44 (28.95%) Banking
3 40 (26.32%) Telecoms
4 23 (15.13%) Games
5 12 (7.89%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Developer
2 23 (15.13%) Python Developer
3 15 (9.87%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) QA Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Analyst
6 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.24%) Agile Project Manager
7 9 (5.92%) Technical Manager
8 8 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 8 (5.26%) Architect
8 8 (5.26%) Junior
8 8 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
9 7 (4.61%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.61%) Lead Technical Architect
10 6 (3.95%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.29%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.63%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (38.16%) Web Services
2 13 (8.55%) HTML
3 12 (7.89%) CSS
4 10 (6.58%) HTML5
5 8 (5.26%) Django
6 5 (3.29%) CSS3
6 5 (3.29%) .NET
7 4 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (2.63%) JSON
7 4 (2.63%) WebSockets
8 3 (1.97%) jQuery
8 3 (1.97%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.97%) Middleware
8 3 (1.97%) Spring
8 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.97%) Restlet
8 3 (1.97%) JAX-RS
9 2 (1.32%) Sass
9 2 (1.32%) LESS
9 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.58%) Xbox
3 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.63%) Social Media
4 4 (2.63%) EPoS
4 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.63%) Physics
5 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.97%) Statistics
5 3 (1.97%) Open Source
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) VLE
7 1 (0.66%) GIS
7 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 69 (45.39%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Windows
3 8 (5.26%) UNIX
4 6 (3.95%) CentOS
5 5 (3.29%) Solaris
6 4 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.34%) TDD
3 27 (17.76%) Software Engineering
3 27 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (15.79%) Scrum
5 22 (14.47%) Configuration Management
6 18 (11.84%) Multithreading
7 17 (11.18%) DevOps
8 16 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 15 (9.87%) Test Scripting
9 15 (9.87%) Black-Box Testing
10 12 (7.89%) Analytics
11 11 (7.24%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.58%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.26%) Automated Testing
13 8 (5.26%) OO
14 7 (4.61%) SOA
15 5 (3.29%) Project Management
15 5 (3.29%) MVC
15 5 (3.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.55%) Java
2 83 (54.61%) JavaScript
3 33 (21.71%) Ruby
4 31 (20.39%) Perl
5 28 (18.42%) PHP
6 22 (14.47%) C++
7 17 (11.18%) SQL
8 14 (9.21%) C#
9 11 (7.24%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.61%) C
11 6 (3.95%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.97%) R
13 3 (1.97%) Groovy
14 2 (1.32%) sed
14 2 (1.32%) Scala
14 2 (1.32%) Lisp
14 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 61 (40.13%) Degree
2 7 (4.61%) ISEB
2 7 (4.61%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.97%) CISSP
3 3 (1.97%) SSCP
3 3 (1.97%) GIAC
3 3 (1.97%) CEH
4 2 (1.32%) VCP4
4 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.32%) MCSE
4 2 (1.32%) MCSA
4 2 (1.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.97%) NFS
3 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.66%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (17.11%) Puppet
1 26 (17.11%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.92%) Graphite
2 9 (5.92%) Nagios
2 9 (5.92%) Munin
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.61%) Red Hat
3 6 (3.95%) VMware
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle
5 3 (1.97%) Informatica
6 2 (1.32%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) HP
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