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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 33 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Python 209 180 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.32% 4.82% 3.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.69% 9.05% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 101 102 74
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £29,550 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1647 1989 1710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 49.80% 53.25% 55.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1300 1121
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +5 99 £32,500 -17.72% 17
Glasgow +16 91 £55,000 +20.87% 13
West Lothian +2 9 £61,250 +28.94%
Dundee -8 8 £36,500 -5.80%
Fife -2 2 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 151 (45.90%) Finance
2 148 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (44.98%) Java
3 132 (40.12%) Linux
4 98 (29.79%) Degree
5 91 (27.66%) SQL
6 89 (27.05%) Banking
7 88 (26.75%) C++
8 78 (23.71%) JavaScript
9 70 (21.28%) Ruby
10 69 (20.97%) TDD
11 68 (20.67%) Telecoms
12 67 (20.36%) Software Engineering
12 67 (20.36%) Perl
13 62 (18.84%) Web Services
14 61 (18.54%) Computer Science
15 57 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (16.72%) Scrum
17 51 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
18 50 (15.20%) PHP
19 48 (14.59%) Puppet
20 43 (13.07%) C#
21 42 (12.77%) Apache
21 42 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
22 41 (12.46%) OO
23 40 (12.16%) Windows
24 39 (11.85%) Configuration Management
25 38 (11.55%) Oracle
25 38 (11.55%) SDLC
26 37 (11.25%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 42 (12.77%) Apache
2 18 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.86%) SAS
4 14 (4.26%) Apache Pig
5 12 (3.65%) Apache Spark
6 11 (3.34%) JBoss
7 8 (2.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.13%) IIS
9 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.52%) Lync
10 4 (1.22%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.91%) Node.js
11 3 (0.91%) Confluence
12 2 (0.61%) nginx
13 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.30%) Moodle
13 1 (0.30%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.30%) Drupal
13 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
Applications
1 19 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.74%) SPSS
3 7 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.04%) Amazon EMR
2 10 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.04%) WAN
2 9 (2.74%) SAN
3 8 (2.43%) HTTP
3 8 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (2.13%) DHCP
5 6 (1.82%) DNS
6 5 (1.52%) IPsec
6 5 (1.52%) LDAP
6 5 (1.52%) LAN
7 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.91%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.91%) Wireless
9 2 (0.61%) DLNA
9 2 (0.61%) Network Security
9 2 (0.61%) Internet
9 2 (0.61%) ICMP
9 2 (0.61%) Firewall
9 2 (0.61%) SNMP
10 1 (0.30%) SMTP
10 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.42%) Big Data
2 30 (9.12%) MySQL
3 29 (8.81%) Hadoop
4 27 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (7.60%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.78%) Apache Hive
7 16 (4.86%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.86%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.86%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (3.04%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.43%) Pentaho
10 8 (2.43%) HBase
11 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.82%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.52%) KDB
12 5 (1.52%) DB2
12 5 (1.52%) Sqoop
12 5 (1.52%) Mahout
12 5 (1.52%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.69%) JUnit
3 20 (6.08%) Selenium
4 19 (5.78%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.56%) Maven
6 13 (3.95%) Ant
7 12 (3.65%) Subversion
8 11 (3.34%) JIRA
9 8 (2.43%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (2.13%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.82%) FogBugz
11 6 (1.82%) Gradle
11 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.52%) Mockito
12 5 (1.52%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.52%) TestNG
13 4 (1.22%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.61%) Xcode
14 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 151 (45.90%) Finance
2 89 (27.05%) Banking
3 68 (20.67%) Telecoms
4 35 (10.64%) Games
5 8 (2.43%) Front Office
5 8 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.13%) Marketing
6 7 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 123 (37.39%) Developer
2 48 (14.59%) Software Engineer
3 47 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 35 (10.64%) Analyst
5 24 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (6.08%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (5.47%) Software Developer
8 16 (4.86%) Test Analyst
9 15 (4.56%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 14 (4.26%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
11 13 (3.95%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.65%) QA Engineer
13 11 (3.34%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.04%) Administrator
14 10 (3.04%) Tester
14 10 (3.04%) Big Data Developer
15 9 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.84%) Web Services
2 30 (9.12%) HTML
3 23 (6.99%) .NET
4 17 (5.17%) CSS
5 16 (4.86%) Java SE
6 13 (3.95%) HTML5
7 11 (3.34%) Spring
8 10 (3.04%) Django
8 10 (3.04%) jQuery
9 8 (2.43%) J2EE
10 7 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.13%) RESTful
11 6 (1.82%) REST
11 6 (1.82%) XML
11 6 (1.82%) Middleware
11 6 (1.82%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.52%) JSON
12 5 (1.52%) MLlib
13 4 (1.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 61 (18.54%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.90%) Mathematics
3 24 (7.29%) Derivative
4 21 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.26%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.95%) Replication
7 12 (3.65%) GIS
8 10 (3.04%) Statistics
9 9 (2.74%) Fixed Income
10 8 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.43%) Data Integration
11 7 (2.13%) Physics
11 7 (2.13%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.52%) Equities
14 4 (1.22%) DTV
14 4 (1.22%) Neural Network
14 4 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (1.22%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 132 (40.12%) Linux
2 40 (12.16%) Windows
3 32 (9.73%) Android
4 30 (9.12%) UNIX
5 17 (5.17%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.43%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (2.43%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.61%) CentOS
9 2 (0.61%) Solaris
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (20.97%) TDD
3 67 (20.36%) Software Engineering
4 57 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (16.72%) Scrum
6 41 (12.46%) OO
7 39 (11.85%) Configuration Management
8 38 (11.55%) SDLC
9 37 (11.25%) Open Source
10 35 (10.64%) Multithreading
11 34 (10.33%) DevOps
12 25 (7.60%) Business Analysis
13 22 (6.69%) Automated Testing
13 22 (6.69%) Test Scripting
14 20 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (5.78%) ETL
16 18 (5.47%) Analytics
16 18 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
17 17 (5.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (44.98%) Java
2 91 (27.66%) SQL
3 88 (26.75%) C++
4 78 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 70 (21.28%) Ruby
6 67 (20.36%) Perl
7 50 (15.20%) PHP
8 43 (13.07%) C#
9 27 (8.21%) Shell Script
10 24 (7.29%) Bash Shell
11 20 (6.08%) PowerShell
12 17 (5.17%) C
13 13 (3.95%) R
14 12 (3.65%) PL/SQL
15 10 (3.04%) Scala
16 8 (2.43%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.22%) Lua
17 4 (1.22%) VBA
17 4 (1.22%) Tcl
18 3 (0.91%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 98 (29.79%) Degree
2 15 (4.56%) ISTQB
3 9 (2.74%) PhD
4 8 (2.43%) ISEB
5 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.81%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.82%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.52%) XenApp
4 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.52%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.91%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) Docker
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (14.59%) Puppet
3 10 (3.04%) Capistrano
3 10 (3.04%) Ansible
4 6 (1.82%) Graphite
4 6 (1.82%) Nagios
4 6 (1.82%) Munin
5 5 (1.52%) SCCM
6 2 (0.61%) Iperf
6 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.30%) MOM
Vendors
1 38 (11.55%) Oracle
2 33 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.03%) VMware
3 15 (4.56%) SAP
4 14 (4.26%) Sybase
5 12 (3.65%) Informatica
5 12 (3.65%) Perforce
6 11 (3.34%) NetApp
7 10 (3.04%) Google
8 9 (2.74%) Rackspace
8 9 (2.74%) Cisco
9 8 (2.43%) Talend
9 8 (2.43%) DigitalOcean
9 8 (2.43%) Brocade
10 6 (1.82%) Netezza
10 6 (1.82%) Teradata
10 6 (1.82%) Vertica
10 6 (1.82%) Greenplum
10 6 (1.82%) F5
10 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
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