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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +22
Permanent jobs citing Python 113 205 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.80% 5.37% 3.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.44% 10.20% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80 114 68
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,700 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.25% +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
1519 2009 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 51.13% 52.61% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1371 1139
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -3 53 £40,000 -8.57% 29
Glasgow -32 43 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Fife +11 9 £35,000 -4.10% 1
West Lothian +1 4 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Stirling -4 3 £50,000 +92.30%
Aberdeen - 1 £34,000 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 179 (58.31%) Java
2 160 (52.12%) Finance
3 140 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (42.35%) Linux
5 120 (39.09%) JavaScript
6 114 (37.13%) Degree
7 89 (28.99%) Banking
8 87 (28.34%) Web Services
9 83 (27.04%) Amazon AWS
10 82 (26.71%) TDD
11 77 (25.08%) Telecoms
12 65 (21.17%) Puppet
13 62 (20.20%) Software Engineering
13 62 (20.20%) PHP
14 61 (19.87%) Ruby
15 60 (19.54%) Scrum
16 59 (19.22%) SQL
17 58 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
18 57 (18.57%) Perl
19 54 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (16.29%) SDLC
21 44 (14.33%) DevOps
22 43 (14.01%) C++
23 38 (12.38%) Multithreading
23 38 (12.38%) QA
24 37 (12.05%) Configuration Management
25 36 (11.73%) Spring
25 36 (11.73%) Computer Science
26 35 (11.40%) Open Source
27 30 (9.77%) Hibernate

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (7.49%) Apache
2 16 (5.21%) JBoss
3 12 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.93%) SAS
5 7 (2.28%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.95%) SugarCRM
6 6 (1.95%) Alfresco
6 6 (1.95%) Mule
7 5 (1.63%) IIS
8 4 (1.30%) Node.js
9 1 (0.33%) Moodle
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
9 1 (0.33%) Drupal
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.30%) SPSS
3 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 83 (27.04%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.45%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (1.30%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.28%) Firewall
2 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.63%) HTTP
4 4 (1.30%) Internet
5 3 (0.98%) SSL
5 3 (0.98%) DNS
6 2 (0.65%) SMTP
6 2 (0.65%) LAN
6 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 2 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.33%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.33%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) Fast Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) IPsec
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.84%) Hadoop
2 20 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.19%) Big Data
3 19 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (4.89%) Apache Hive
6 14 (4.56%) Relational Database
7 13 (4.23%) MySQL
8 12 (3.91%) Pentaho
9 11 (3.58%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.63%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.98%) KDB
14 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.65%) MSDE
14 2 (0.65%) HBase
15 1 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
15 1 (0.33%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 23 (7.49%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.51%) JUnit
2 20 (6.51%) Selenium
3 19 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.54%) Maven
5 14 (4.56%) Gradle
6 12 (3.91%) Talend Open Studio
7 11 (3.58%) TestNG
7 11 (3.58%) Mockito
8 10 (3.26%) Ant
9 9 (2.93%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.63%) JIRA
11 4 (1.30%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.30%) FogBugz
12 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.65%) Fiddler
13 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 160 (52.12%) Finance
2 89 (28.99%) Banking
3 77 (25.08%) Telecoms
4 28 (9.12%) Games
5 6 (1.95%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.63%) Front Office
6 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.30%) Electronics
7 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (32.25%) Developer
2 40 (13.03%) Python Developer
3 36 (11.73%) Software Engineer
4 35 (11.40%) Analyst
5 26 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 23 (7.49%) Business Analyst
7 21 (6.84%) QA Engineer
8 17 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (5.21%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.89%) Agile Project Manager
11 13 (4.23%) Technical Business Analyst
11 13 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) Architect
13 11 (3.58%) Lead Architect
14 10 (3.26%) Junior
14 10 (3.26%) Technical Architect
14 10 (3.26%) Technical Project Manager
14 10 (3.26%) Senior Developer
14 10 (3.26%) Technical Manager
14 10 (3.26%) Lead Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (28.34%) Web Services
2 36 (11.73%) Spring
3 30 (9.77%) Hibernate
4 21 (6.84%) Middleware
5 17 (5.54%) HTML
6 12 (3.91%) J2EE
7 11 (3.58%) CSS
7 11 (3.58%) .NET
8 10 (3.26%) HTML5
9 9 (2.93%) jQuery
10 8 (2.61%) CSS3
11 7 (2.28%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.95%) RESTful
13 5 (1.63%) Java SE
14 4 (1.30%) PostGIS
15 3 (0.98%) Regular Expression
15 3 (0.98%) Django
15 3 (0.98%) JSON
15 3 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.73%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.51%) Derivative
4 15 (4.89%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.93%) GIS
6 7 (2.28%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.95%) Equities
7 6 (1.95%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.95%) Xbox
8 5 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.63%) Statistics
9 4 (1.30%) Neural Network
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.98%) Physics
10 3 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) Replication
11 2 (0.65%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 130 (42.35%) Linux
2 21 (6.84%) UNIX
3 12 (3.91%) Windows
3 12 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.93%) Android
5 6 (1.95%) CentOS
6 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.65%) Solaris
10 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (26.71%) TDD
3 62 (20.20%) Software Engineering
4 60 (19.54%) Scrum
5 54 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (16.29%) SDLC
7 44 (14.33%) DevOps
8 38 (12.38%) Multithreading
9 37 (12.05%) Configuration Management
10 35 (11.40%) Open Source
11 22 (7.17%) Test Scripting
12 21 (6.84%) Regression Testing
13 19 (6.19%) Black-Box Testing
14 16 (5.21%) Mentoring
14 16 (5.21%) Business Analysis
15 15 (4.89%) OO
15 15 (4.89%) Project Planning
16 13 (4.23%) Automated Testing
17 11 (3.58%) Waterfall
17 11 (3.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 179 (58.31%) Java
2 120 (39.09%) JavaScript
3 62 (20.20%) PHP
4 61 (19.87%) Ruby
5 59 (19.22%) SQL
6 57 (18.57%) Perl
7 43 (14.01%) C++
8 20 (6.51%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.51%) C#
9 13 (4.23%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.58%) C
11 10 (3.26%) R
11 10 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.63%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.30%) VBA
14 4 (1.30%) Scala
15 3 (0.98%) sed
15 3 (0.98%) Lisp
15 3 (0.98%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 114 (37.13%) Degree
2 8 (2.61%) PhD
2 8 (2.61%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.28%) ISEB
4 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.65%) CISSP
5 2 (0.65%) SSCP
5 2 (0.65%) GIAC
5 2 (0.65%) CEH
5 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.30%) Docker
3 3 (0.98%) LXC
3 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.65%) NFS
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
4 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.33%) HDFS
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (21.17%) Puppet
2 58 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.21%) Munin
3 16 (5.21%) Graphite
3 16 (5.21%) Nagios
4 10 (3.26%) Capistrano
4 10 (3.26%) Ansible
5 7 (2.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.65%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (5.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.23%) VMware
3 12 (3.91%) Oracle
3 12 (3.91%) Talend
4 9 (2.93%) Apple
5 7 (2.28%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.30%) Sybase
6 4 (1.30%) Google
6 4 (1.30%) F5
7 3 (0.98%) Perforce
7 3 (0.98%) IBM
7 3 (0.98%) Informatica
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix
9 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau
9 1 (0.33%) Hyland
9 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
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