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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 47 77 95
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +18
Permanent jobs citing Python 158 89 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.40% 2.87% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.25% 5.20% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 81 56 39
Average salary £40,000 £49,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.78% +23.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,200 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1916 1710 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.37% 55.05% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1096 1103
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 October 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 2 October 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 +17 79 £40,000 - 9
Glasgow +7 65 £40,750 -22.38% 6
Dundee +14 8 £42,500 +3.67%
West Lothian +4 3 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Fife - 2 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 - 1
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 237 (64.40%) Java
2 137 (37.23%) Linux
3 127 (34.51%) SQL
4 126 (34.24%) Perl
5 125 (33.97%) JavaScript
6 122 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
6 122 (33.15%) Ruby
7 100 (27.17%) C++
8 94 (25.54%) OO
9 88 (23.91%) Finance
10 87 (23.64%) C#
11 72 (19.57%) Software Engineering
12 70 (19.02%) UNIX
13 67 (18.21%) Oracle
14 66 (17.93%) HTML
14 66 (17.93%) Open Source
15 65 (17.66%) Computer Science
16 61 (16.58%) Relational Database
17 60 (16.30%) PHP
18 59 (16.03%) Degree
18 59 (16.03%) NoSQL
19 52 (14.13%) Web Services
20 50 (13.59%) Spring
21 49 (13.32%) CSS
21 49 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (12.77%) Business Analysis
22 47 (12.77%) HTML5
23 44 (11.96%) PostgreSQL
23 44 (11.96%) Hibernate
24 40 (10.87%) Automated Testing

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 29 (7.88%) Apache
2 25 (6.79%) WebLogic
3 19 (5.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (4.89%) Tomcat
5 17 (4.62%) Node.js
6 12 (3.26%) Drupal
7 11 (2.99%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.45%) SugarCRM
9 8 (2.17%) SAS
10 7 (1.90%) IIS
10 7 (1.90%) nginx
11 6 (1.63%) Alfresco
11 6 (1.63%) Lync
12 5 (1.36%) Mule
12 5 (1.36%) ArcGIS
13 4 (1.09%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.82%) GemFire
14 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.89%) Google Compute Engine
4 10 (2.72%) Heroku
4 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.72%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.17%) SaaS
6 6 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.54%) PaaS
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.71%) Internet
2 20 (5.43%) HTTP
3 11 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.63%) DNS
5 4 (1.09%) DHCP
5 4 (1.09%) Firewall
5 4 (1.09%) IPsec
5 4 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.09%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.82%) SSH
6 3 (0.82%) SSL
6 3 (0.82%) VPN
6 3 (0.82%) SNMP
7 2 (0.54%) Intranet
7 2 (0.54%) Extranet
7 2 (0.54%) Network Security
8 1 (0.27%) AMQP
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.58%) Relational Database
2 59 (16.03%) NoSQL
3 44 (11.96%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (10.05%) RDBMS
5 34 (9.24%) Big Data
6 32 (8.70%) MySQL
6 32 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 30 (8.15%) Oracle Database
8 29 (7.88%) MongoDB
9 23 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (5.71%) Hadoop
11 19 (5.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (5.16%) Oracle ODI
12 18 (4.89%) Pentaho
13 14 (3.80%) KDB
14 7 (1.90%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 28 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.07%) Ant
2 26 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.16%) Selenium
4 17 (4.62%) Maven
5 13 (3.53%) JIRA
5 13 (3.53%) Subversion
6 11 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.72%) Bugzilla
7 10 (2.72%) FogBugz
7 10 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.45%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.45%) Jasmine
9 8 (2.17%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.36%) JUnit
10 5 (1.36%) RSpec
11 4 (1.09%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (23.91%) Finance
2 26 (7.07%) Front Office
3 24 (6.52%) Banking
4 13 (3.53%) Games
5 9 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.90%) Marketing
6 7 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (43.21%) Developer
2 59 (16.03%) Software Engineer
3 38 (10.33%) Java Developer
4 30 (8.15%) Software Developer
5 29 (7.88%) Analyst
6 28 (7.61%) Python Developer
7 20 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.16%) Architect
8 19 (5.16%) Business Analyst
9 18 (4.89%) Development Engineer
9 18 (4.89%) Middleware Specialist
10 17 (4.62%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 17 (4.62%) Lead Business Analyst
10 17 (4.62%) Technical Business Analyst
10 17 (4.62%) Technical Leader
10 17 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
10 17 (4.62%) QA Engineer
10 17 (4.62%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
11 13 (3.53%) Software Development Engineer
12 12 (3.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.93%) HTML
2 52 (14.13%) Web Services
3 50 (13.59%) Spring
4 49 (13.32%) CSS
5 47 (12.77%) HTML5
6 44 (11.96%) Hibernate
7 39 (10.60%) XML
7 39 (10.60%) Middleware
8 38 (10.33%) jQuery
9 33 (8.97%) .NET
10 27 (7.34%) Ruby on Rails
11 26 (7.07%) Java EE
11 26 (7.07%) SOAP
12 23 (6.25%) LESS
13 22 (5.98%) XSLT
14 18 (4.89%) AngularJS
15 17 (4.62%) ASP.NET
16 16 (4.35%) CSS3
17 13 (3.53%) Sinatra
17 13 (3.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.93%) Open Source
2 65 (17.66%) Computer Science
3 33 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.98%) Derivative
5 19 (5.16%) Credit Risk
6 18 (4.89%) Algorithms
7 16 (4.35%) Mathematics
8 14 (3.80%) Data Structures
9 13 (3.53%) Data Integration
10 10 (2.72%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.45%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (2.45%) Statistics
11 9 (2.45%) GIS
12 8 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (2.17%) Equities
13 5 (1.36%) EPoS
13 5 (1.36%) Physics
13 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (1.09%) Life Science
15 3 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 137 (37.23%) Linux
2 70 (19.02%) UNIX
3 36 (9.78%) Windows
4 24 (6.52%) Ubuntu
5 19 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.53%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.26%) Solaris
8 11 (2.99%) CentOS
9 7 (1.90%) AIX
10 6 (1.63%) Android
11 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.36%) OpenSolaris
12 4 (1.09%) Fedora
13 3 (0.82%) OS/2
14 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (25.54%) OO
3 72 (19.57%) Software Engineering
4 49 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (12.77%) Business Analysis
6 40 (10.87%) Automated Testing
7 34 (9.24%) TDD
8 29 (7.88%) OOP
8 29 (7.88%) Web Development
9 28 (7.61%) Scrum
10 27 (7.34%) MVC
10 27 (7.34%) Analytics
11 25 (6.79%) Mentoring
11 25 (6.79%) SOA
12 19 (5.16%) BPMN
13 15 (4.08%) DevOps
13 15 (4.08%) Software Architecture
14 14 (3.80%) BDD
15 13 (3.53%) MapReduce
15 13 (3.53%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 237 (64.40%) Java
2 127 (34.51%) SQL
3 126 (34.24%) Perl
4 125 (33.97%) JavaScript
5 122 (33.15%) Ruby
6 100 (27.17%) C++
7 87 (23.64%) C#
8 60 (16.30%) PHP
9 33 (8.97%) Bash Shell
10 31 (8.42%) PL/SQL
11 29 (7.88%) Jython
12 27 (7.34%) Shell Script
13 23 (6.25%) C
14 20 (5.43%) Scala
15 19 (5.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 19 (5.16%) XQuery
16 15 (4.08%) PowerShell
17 13 (3.53%) Objective-C
17 13 (3.53%) CoffeeScript
18 8 (2.17%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 59 (16.03%) Degree
2 14 (3.80%) Postgraduate
3 9 (2.45%) PhD
4 7 (1.90%) ISEB
4 7 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (3.26%) Docker
2 5 (1.36%) vSphere
2 5 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.09%) Snort
3 4 (1.09%) HDFS
4 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (9.51%) Puppet
3 19 (5.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 19 (5.16%) Oracle Identity Management
3 19 (5.16%) CFEngine
4 6 (1.63%) Nagios
4 6 (1.63%) ZABBIX
5 5 (1.36%) Capistrano
5 5 (1.36%) Salt
6 2 (0.54%) SCCM
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 67 (18.21%) Oracle
2 29 (7.88%) JBoss
3 25 (6.79%) Google
4 23 (6.25%) VMware
5 22 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 17 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.80%) Sybase
8 13 (3.53%) Dell
9 11 (2.99%) Talend
10 9 (2.45%) IBM
11 6 (1.63%) NetApp
11 6 (1.63%) SAP
11 6 (1.63%) Cisco
11 6 (1.63%) New Relic
12 5 (1.36%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.36%) StreamBase
12 5 (1.36%) Veeam
12 5 (1.36%) ESRI
13 2 (0.54%) Informatica
13 2 (0.54%) Tableau
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