The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 38 54 79
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Permanent jobs citing Python 176 114 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.76% 3.75% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.94% 6.78% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 75 60
Average salary £40,750 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.50% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £31,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Python
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1968 1682 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.20% 55.40% 52.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1100 1116
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Python
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Python Salary Trend in Scotland

Python
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Python across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Python Salary Histogram in Scotland

Python
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 84 £40,000 -15.78% 20
Glasgow -9 69 £45,500 -13.33% 10
Dundee +11 12 £38,750 -5.47%
West Lothian - 3 £47,500 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen +11 1 £26,500 -39.42%
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 243 (63.78%) Java
2 147 (38.58%) Linux
3 134 (35.17%) JavaScript
4 128 (33.60%) Perl
4 128 (33.60%) Ruby
5 114 (29.92%) SQL
6 105 (27.56%) C++
6 105 (27.56%) OO
7 87 (22.83%) C#
8 80 (21.00%) UNIX
8 80 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (20.73%) Open Source
10 77 (20.21%) Finance
11 73 (19.16%) Software Engineering
12 71 (18.64%) Oracle
13 68 (17.85%) HTML
14 67 (17.59%) PHP
15 62 (16.27%) Computer Science
16 59 (15.49%) Degree
17 57 (14.96%) Spring
18 56 (14.70%) NoSQL
19 53 (13.91%) Hibernate
19 53 (13.91%) Relational Database
20 51 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
20 51 (13.39%) CSS
21 48 (12.60%) HTML5
21 48 (12.60%) Business Analysis
22 47 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (12.34%) Web Services
23 43 (11.29%) Windows

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 35 (9.19%) Apache
2 25 (6.56%) Drupal
3 24 (6.30%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.25%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.99%) Node.js
5 19 (4.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (4.20%) SugarCRM
7 8 (2.10%) SAS
7 8 (2.10%) IIS
7 8 (2.10%) Alfresco
8 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.57%) Lync
9 5 (1.31%) nginx
9 5 (1.31%) ArcGIS
10 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.05%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.79%) Mule
11 3 (0.79%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) MS Office
1 4 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.41%) Google Compute Engine
4 9 (2.36%) Heroku
4 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.36%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.10%) SaaS
6 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.51%) Internet
2 14 (3.67%) HTTP
3 10 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.31%) Firewall
5 4 (1.05%) DNS
5 4 (1.05%) tcpdump
5 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.79%) SNMP
7 2 (0.52%) IPsec
7 2 (0.52%) DHCP
7 2 (0.52%) WAN
7 2 (0.52%) Extranet
7 2 (0.52%) Intranet
7 2 (0.52%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.26%) AMQP
8 1 (0.26%) LDAP
8 1 (0.26%) SAN
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
8 1 (0.26%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.70%) NoSQL
2 53 (13.91%) Relational Database
3 51 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (9.71%) MySQL
5 36 (9.45%) RDBMS
5 36 (9.45%) Big Data
6 35 (9.19%) MongoDB
7 34 (8.92%) Oracle Database
8 27 (7.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (6.56%) SQL Server
10 24 (6.30%) Pentaho
11 19 (4.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (4.99%) KDB
11 19 (4.99%) Oracle ODI
12 18 (4.72%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.57%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
17 2 (0.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 31 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.09%) Ant
4 24 (6.30%) Selenium
5 20 (5.25%) Maven
6 16 (4.20%) Subversion
7 15 (3.94%) Talend Open Studio
8 12 (3.15%) JIRA
8 12 (3.15%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.89%) Jasmine
10 10 (2.62%) Eclipse
11 9 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.84%) FogBugz
12 7 (1.84%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.31%) RSpec
14 4 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.05%) Fiddler
15 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 77 (20.21%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Front Office
3 17 (4.46%) Banking
4 11 (2.89%) Games
5 9 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Marketing
6 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 178 (46.72%) Developer
2 62 (16.27%) Software Engineer
3 38 (9.97%) Java Developer
4 32 (8.40%) Software Developer
5 29 (7.61%) Analyst
6 25 (6.56%) Python Developer
7 22 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 21 (5.51%) C# Developer
9 20 (5.25%) Business Analyst
10 19 (4.99%) Senior Developer
11 18 (4.72%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (4.72%) Technical Business Analyst
11 18 (4.72%) Technical Leader
11 18 (4.72%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
11 18 (4.72%) Middleware Specialist
11 18 (4.72%) Development Engineer
11 18 (4.72%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 18 (4.72%) Lead Business Analyst
12 16 (4.20%) Graduate
13 15 (3.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.85%) HTML
2 57 (14.96%) Spring
3 53 (13.91%) Hibernate
4 51 (13.39%) CSS
5 48 (12.60%) HTML5
6 47 (12.34%) Web Services
7 42 (11.02%) .NET
8 38 (9.97%) jQuery
9 37 (9.71%) XML
10 36 (9.45%) Middleware
11 29 (7.61%) SOAP
12 28 (7.35%) Ruby on Rails
13 22 (5.77%) XSLT
13 22 (5.77%) LESS
14 21 (5.51%) Java EE
14 21 (5.51%) ASP.NET
15 17 (4.46%) CSS3
15 17 (4.46%) AngularJS
16 13 (3.41%) Sinatra
16 13 (3.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.73%) Open Source
2 62 (16.27%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.82%) Derivative
4 19 (4.99%) Credit Risk
5 17 (4.46%) GIS
6 16 (4.20%) Equities
6 16 (4.20%) Data Integration
7 15 (3.94%) Mathematics
8 12 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 7 (1.84%) Statistics
10 7 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.57%) Physics
12 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.05%) Life Science
14 3 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.52%) Tandem
15 2 (0.52%) EPoS
15 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 147 (38.58%) Linux
2 80 (21.00%) UNIX
3 43 (11.29%) Windows
4 33 (8.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (8.14%) Ubuntu
6 19 (4.99%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.15%) Solaris
8 11 (2.89%) CentOS
9 7 (1.84%) Android
9 7 (1.84%) AIX
10 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.31%) OpenSolaris
11 4 (1.05%) Fedora
11 4 (1.05%) OS/2
12 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (27.56%) OO
2 80 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (19.16%) Software Engineering
4 48 (12.60%) Business Analysis
5 47 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (11.02%) Automated Testing
7 34 (8.92%) OOP
8 30 (7.87%) MVC
9 29 (7.61%) Scrum
9 29 (7.61%) Web Development
10 28 (7.35%) TDD
11 25 (6.56%) SOA
12 19 (4.99%) BPMN
13 18 (4.72%) Regression Testing
14 16 (4.20%) Analytics
15 15 (3.94%) Software Architecture
15 15 (3.94%) DevOps
16 13 (3.41%) Refactoring
16 13 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (3.15%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 243 (63.78%) Java
2 134 (35.17%) JavaScript
3 128 (33.60%) Perl
3 128 (33.60%) Ruby
4 114 (29.92%) SQL
5 105 (27.56%) C++
6 87 (22.83%) C#
7 67 (17.59%) PHP
8 38 (9.97%) Jython
9 31 (8.14%) Shell Script
10 30 (7.87%) PL/SQL
11 28 (7.35%) Bash Shell
12 25 (6.56%) Scala
13 22 (5.77%) C
14 19 (4.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 19 (4.99%) XQuery
15 13 (3.41%) CoffeeScript
15 13 (3.41%) PowerShell
15 13 (3.41%) Objective-C
16 8 (2.10%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 59 (15.49%) Degree
2 14 (3.67%) Postgraduate
3 8 (2.10%) PhD
4 5 (1.31%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.31%) ISEB
4 5 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.71%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.36%) Docker
2 8 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.31%) vSphere
3 5 (1.31%) HDFS
4 4 (1.05%) Snort
5 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.26%) NFS
6 1 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (7.87%) Puppet
3 19 (4.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 19 (4.99%) Oracle Identity Management
4 14 (3.67%) CFEngine
5 8 (2.10%) Nagios
6 7 (1.84%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.57%) Salt
8 5 (1.31%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.52%) SCCM
10 1 (0.26%) SCOM
10 1 (0.26%) Munin
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 71 (18.64%) Oracle
2 40 (10.50%) JBoss
3 27 (7.09%) Red Hat
4 21 (5.51%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.25%) Google
6 18 (4.72%) VMware
7 15 (3.94%) Talend
8 13 (3.41%) Sybase
8 13 (3.41%) Dell
9 7 (1.84%) New Relic
10 6 (1.57%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.57%) Cisco
10 6 (1.57%) NetApp
11 5 (1.31%) StreamBase
11 5 (1.31%) Veeam
11 5 (1.31%) ESRI
12 4 (1.05%) Jaspersoft
12 4 (1.05%) IBM
13 3 (0.79%) Wall Street Systems
14 2 (0.52%) Informatica
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