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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 31 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Python 194 183 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.25% 5.27% 3.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.89% 9.69% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 145 136 58
Average salary £47,500 £42,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
1632 1889 1562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.58% 54.39% 53.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1255 984
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Glasgow -1 88 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Edinburgh +21 87 £47,500 +28.74% 16
Dundee +1 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Fife 0 1 £28,500 -29.19%
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 217 (65.96%) Java
2 166 (50.46%) Finance
3 151 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (43.77%) JavaScript
5 141 (42.86%) Linux
6 107 (32.52%) Degree
7 103 (31.31%) Amazon AWS
8 97 (29.48%) Web Services
9 95 (28.88%) TDD
10 91 (27.66%) Banking
11 77 (23.40%) Telecoms
12 72 (21.88%) Ruby
13 71 (21.58%) SQL
14 69 (20.97%) Perl
15 67 (20.36%) PHP
16 65 (19.76%) Scrum
17 64 (19.45%) Puppet
18 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (17.63%) Software Engineering
20 57 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
21 54 (16.41%) C++
22 47 (14.29%) Open Source
23 44 (13.37%) Spring
24 42 (12.77%) C#
25 39 (11.85%) DevOps
26 38 (11.55%) Relational Database
26 38 (11.55%) QA
27 36 (10.94%) Hibernate
27 36 (10.94%) Configuration Management
28 35 (10.64%) Games

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 27 (8.21%) Apache
2 22 (6.69%) JBoss
3 13 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.74%) Node.js
5 7 (2.13%) Alfresco
5 7 (2.13%) Mule
5 7 (2.13%) SugarCRM
5 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.52%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.22%) SAS
7 4 (1.22%) nginx
8 3 (0.91%) Drupal
9 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.61%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.30%) Moodle
10 1 (0.30%) WordPress
10 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 103 (31.31%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.82%) Google Compute Engine
4 6 (1.82%) SaaS
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.52%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.61%) Heroku
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.04%) TCP/IP
1 10 (3.04%) HTTP
2 9 (2.74%) Firewall
3 7 (2.13%) DNS
4 6 (1.82%) SSL
5 4 (1.22%) SMTP
6 3 (0.91%) IPsec
6 3 (0.91%) SSH
6 3 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.91%) VPN
6 3 (0.91%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) LDAP
7 2 (0.61%) Internet
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.30%) Network Security
8 1 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) Fast Ethernet
8 1 (0.30%) Extranet
8 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.55%) Relational Database
2 34 (10.33%) Hadoop
3 25 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.99%) Big Data
5 22 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (6.69%) MongoDB
6 20 (6.08%) MySQL
7 18 (5.47%) Pentaho
8 17 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (4.26%) Apache Hive
10 13 (3.95%) RDBMS
11 11 (3.34%) SQL Server
12 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
14 5 (1.52%) Star Schema
15 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.91%) KDB
16 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (8.81%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.69%) Maven
3 21 (6.38%) Selenium
4 19 (5.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 15 (4.56%) JUnit
7 12 (3.65%) Gradle
8 10 (3.04%) TestNG
9 9 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.74%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.43%) Ant
10 8 (2.43%) JIRA
10 8 (2.43%) Mockito
11 7 (2.13%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.82%) FogBugz
13 5 (1.52%) Subversion
14 4 (1.22%) Hudson
14 4 (1.22%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
General
1 166 (50.46%) Finance
2 91 (27.66%) Banking
3 77 (23.40%) Telecoms
4 35 (10.64%) Games
5 17 (5.17%) Front Office
6 13 (3.95%) Marketing
7 11 (3.34%) Retail
8 9 (2.74%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.13%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.22%) Electronics
11 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 121 (36.78%) Developer
2 46 (13.98%) Python Developer
3 37 (11.25%) Java Developer
4 30 (9.12%) Software Engineer
5 29 (8.81%) Analyst
6 23 (6.99%) QA Engineer
7 18 (5.47%) Architect
7 18 (5.47%) Business Analyst
8 17 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.86%) Agile Project Manager
10 13 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.65%) Technical Manager
12 11 (3.34%) Lead Architect
12 11 (3.34%) Technical Project Manager
13 10 (3.04%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.04%) Lead Technical Architect
14 9 (2.74%) Junior
14 9 (2.74%) Senior Developer
15 8 (2.43%) Technical Business Analyst
15 8 (2.43%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (29.48%) Web Services
2 44 (13.37%) Spring
3 36 (10.94%) Hibernate
4 33 (10.03%) Middleware
5 21 (6.38%) HTML
6 17 (5.17%) CSS
7 16 (4.86%) jQuery
8 15 (4.56%) HTML5
8 15 (4.56%) JMS
9 13 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.65%) .NET
10 12 (3.65%) J2EE
11 9 (2.74%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (2.74%) PostGIS
12 8 (2.43%) XML
12 8 (2.43%) CSS3
12 8 (2.43%) Django
13 7 (2.13%) JSON
13 7 (2.13%) Java EE
14 5 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.29%) Open Source
2 20 (6.08%) Data Integration
3 19 (5.78%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.17%) Derivative
5 16 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.95%) Xbox
7 11 (3.34%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.43%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.82%) Equities
9 6 (1.82%) Physics
10 5 (1.52%) Social Media
10 5 (1.52%) GIS
11 4 (1.22%) EPoS
11 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.22%) User Experience
11 4 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.91%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.91%) Statistics
12 3 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 141 (42.86%) Linux
2 22 (6.69%) UNIX
3 15 (4.56%) Windows
4 14 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.04%) CentOS
6 9 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.52%) Solaris
8 2 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (28.88%) TDD
3 65 (19.76%) Scrum
4 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (17.63%) Software Engineering
6 39 (11.85%) DevOps
7 36 (10.94%) Configuration Management
8 35 (10.64%) Multithreading
9 33 (10.03%) OO
10 29 (8.81%) Test Scripting
11 27 (8.21%) Analytics
12 25 (7.60%) Regression Testing
13 23 (6.99%) Black-Box Testing
14 18 (5.47%) MapReduce
15 16 (4.86%) Project Planning
16 14 (4.26%) OOD
16 14 (4.26%) Automated Testing
17 13 (3.95%) ETL
18 12 (3.65%) SOA
19 11 (3.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 217 (65.96%) Java
2 144 (43.77%) JavaScript
3 72 (21.88%) Ruby
4 71 (21.58%) SQL
5 69 (20.97%) Perl
6 67 (20.36%) PHP
7 54 (16.41%) C++
8 42 (12.77%) C#
9 19 (5.78%) Shell Script
10 18 (5.47%) C
11 12 (3.65%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.13%) Scala
14 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.52%) R
15 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.91%) Groovy
16 3 (0.91%) sed
17 2 (0.61%) Lisp
17 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 107 (32.52%) Degree
2 9 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.13%) ISEB
4 6 (1.82%) VCP4
5 4 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.91%) GIAC
6 3 (0.91%) CEH
6 3 (0.91%) SSCP
6 3 (0.91%) CISSP
6 3 (0.91%) PhD
7 2 (0.61%) MCSE
7 2 (0.61%) MCSA
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.43%) Docker
2 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) LXC
3 3 (0.91%) NFS
4 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) Squid
5 1 (0.30%) RACF
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 64 (19.45%) Puppet
2 57 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.86%) Nagios
3 16 (4.86%) Munin
3 16 (4.86%) Graphite
4 6 (1.82%) CFEngine
4 6 (1.82%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.91%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.91%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) MOM
6 1 (0.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.17%) Talend
3 13 (3.95%) Oracle
3 13 (3.95%) IBM
4 10 (3.04%) Google
5 9 (2.74%) SAP
5 9 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.74%) Apple
6 5 (1.52%) VMware
7 4 (1.22%) Sybase
7 4 (1.22%) Informatica
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco
8 2 (0.61%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.61%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.30%) Hyland
9 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.30%) HP
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