The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 52 62 85
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Python 5261 4707 3436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.82% 4.00% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.34% 7.67% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4294 3824 2948
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56306 61396 57246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.54% 52.13% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48013 52395 49451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Python Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Python
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python within the UK.

Python Salary Trend in the UK

Python
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Python over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 within the UK.

Python Salary Histogram in the UK

Python
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 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
England +10 4915 £51,500 +3.00% 761
London +10 2945 £60,000 +9.09% 408
South East +38 796 £45,000 +5.26% 106
City of London +23 654 £60,000 - 141
East of England -8 342 £45,000 +2.27% 96
South West +21 337 £45,000 +20.00% 43
Cambridgeshire -3 252 £45,000 +5.88% 70
Cambridge -1 224 £45,000 +5.88% 66
Yorkshire +75 209 £41,000 +2.50% 32
Hampshire +55 196 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Berkshire +46 191 £45,000 - 22
Bristol +28 184 £65,000 +73.33% 17
Scotland -1 159 £40,000 -11.11% 46
Surrey +24 154 £47,500 +5.55% 17
West Yorkshire +90 141 £45,000 +14.64% 23
Reading +39 140 £45,000 -5.26% 14
North West +5 137 £37,500 - 28
Leeds +77 116 £47,500 +18.75% 22
Oxfordshire +14 116 £46,500 +3.33% 25
Manchester +25 89 £37,500 - 21
East Midlands +21 84 £40,000 - 13
West Midlands -19 80 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Edinburgh +2 78 £35,000 -14.11% 29
Oxford +5 77 £47,500 +9.82% 14
Gloucestershire +9 75 £45,000 +32.84% 12
Wales +31 65 £37,000 +5.71% 8
South Wales +29 65 £37,000 +5.71% 7
Brighton +18 65 £40,000 +25.00% 3
East Sussex +12 65 £40,000 +15.10% 4
Glasgow -14 65 £51,625 +8.68% 15

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 4841 (48.99%) Linux
2 3814 (38.60%) Java
3 3078 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 2995 (30.31%) Perl
5 2852 (28.86%) SQL
6 2541 (25.71%) Ruby
7 2497 (25.27%) JavaScript
8 2366 (23.94%) C++
9 2203 (22.29%) Degree
10 2067 (20.92%) Finance
11 2007 (20.31%) PHP
12 1882 (19.04%) UNIX
13 1792 (18.13%) Software Engineering
14 1752 (17.73%) Bash Shell
15 1730 (17.51%) HTML
16 1717 (17.38%) DevOps
17 1645 (16.65%) MySQL
18 1595 (16.14%) Windows
19 1568 (15.87%) Computer Science
20 1553 (15.72%) Puppet
21 1455 (14.72%) Git (software)
22 1437 (14.54%) C#
23 1404 (14.21%) CSS
24 1363 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
25 1269 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
26 1259 (12.74%) Opscode Chef
27 1232 (12.47%) TDD
28 1204 (12.18%) Open Source
29 1186 (12.00%) Oracle
30 1176 (11.90%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1061 (10.74%) Apache
2 612 (6.19%) Node.js
3 554 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 420 (4.25%) nginx
5 344 (3.48%) OpenStack
6 335 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
7 316 (3.20%) SAS
8 229 (2.32%) Apache Spark
9 214 (2.17%) JBoss
10 209 (2.11%) Apache Pig
11 208 (2.10%) IIS
12 130 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 115 (1.16%) CMS
14 101 (1.02%) Drupal
15 94 (0.95%) Apache Solr
16 79 (0.80%) WebSphere
17 72 (0.73%) GlassFish
18 68 (0.69%) SharePoint
19 60 (0.61%) Confluence
20 46 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 273 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 172 (1.74%) SPSS
3 104 (1.05%) MS Office
4 33 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.18%) GNU Octave
7 13 (0.13%) Mathematica
8 11 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.10%) Maya
9 10 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 10 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.091%) Final Cut Pro
10 9 (0.091%) PowerPivot
11 8 (0.081%) Quicktime
12 7 (0.071%) CPLEX
13 6 (0.061%) Stata
14 5 (0.051%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.051%) Weka
15 4 (0.040%) Gephi
15 4 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 35 (0.35%) RMDS
3 26 (0.26%) Magento
4 14 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.11%) Odoo
7 10 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.061%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 5 (0.051%) Exstream
12 4 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
13 3 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
13 3 (0.030%) WebTrends
14 2 (0.020%) Front Arena
14 2 (0.020%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 2 (0.020%) Unica
15 1 (0.010%) GoldMine
15 1 (0.010%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1363 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
3 256 (2.59%) SaaS
4 167 (1.69%) PaaS
5 163 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 161 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 151 (1.53%) GitHub
7 151 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 137 (1.39%) Amazon S3
9 115 (1.16%) IaaS
10 113 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
11 66 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 62 (0.63%) Google App Engine
13 58 (0.59%) Google Analytics
14 40 (0.40%) Route 53
15 37 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
16 35 (0.35%) Heroku
17 31 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 27 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
19 25 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 571 (5.78%) TCP/IP
2 498 (5.04%) Internet
3 486 (4.92%) DNS
4 446 (4.51%) Firewall
5 440 (4.45%) HTTP
6 180 (1.82%) VPN
7 160 (1.62%) SAN
8 146 (1.48%) WAN
9 133 (1.35%) LDAP
10 127 (1.29%) LAN
10 127 (1.29%) Network Security
11 123 (1.24%) SSL
12 121 (1.22%) SMTP
13 114 (1.15%) BGP
14 108 (1.09%) DHCP
15 96 (0.97%) Wireless
16 90 (0.91%) OSPF
17 88 (0.89%) Broadband
17 88 (0.89%) SSH
18 86 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1645 (16.65%) MySQL
2 1027 (10.39%) Big Data
3 933 (9.44%) MongoDB
4 918 (9.29%) NoSQL
5 838 (8.48%) SQL Server
6 826 (8.36%) PostgreSQL
7 765 (7.74%) Hadoop
8 731 (7.40%) Relational Database
9 314 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 309 (3.13%) RDBMS
11 302 (3.06%) Redis
12 287 (2.90%) Data Mining
13 273 (2.76%) Apache Hive
14 161 (1.63%) HBase
15 158 (1.60%) Oracle Database
16 156 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
17 128 (1.30%) QlikView
18 101 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 101 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
19 99 (1.00%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 1455 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 1128 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 503 (5.09%) Selenium
4 480 (4.86%) Subversion
5 343 (3.47%) JIRA
6 340 (3.44%) Maven
7 265 (2.68%) JUnit
8 219 (2.22%) Ant
9 213 (2.16%) Hudson
10 211 (2.14%) WebDriver
11 185 (1.87%) Cucumber
12 174 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 131 (1.33%) Mercurial
14 121 (1.22%) Visual Studio
15 120 (1.21%) Gradle
16 101 (1.02%) Eclipse
17 92 (0.93%) NUnit
18 89 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
19 82 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 77 (0.78%) PHPUnit
General
1 2067 (20.92%) Finance
2 578 (5.85%) Banking
3 474 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 420 (4.25%) Front Office
5 398 (4.03%) Marketing
6 394 (3.99%) Games
7 230 (2.33%) Retail
8 218 (2.21%) Electronics
9 186 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 127 (1.29%) Advertising
11 104 (1.05%) Law
11 104 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 96 (0.97%) Legal
12 96 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 81 (0.82%) Back Office
14 73 (0.74%) Publishing
15 44 (0.45%) Military
16 31 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.27%) Multimedia
18 26 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3675 (37.19%) Developer
2 1026 (10.38%) Software Engineer
3 769 (7.78%) Python Developer
3 769 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 679 (6.87%) Analyst
5 624 (6.31%) Administrator
6 590 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 561 (5.68%) Software Developer
8 546 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
9 517 (5.23%) Java Developer
10 411 (4.16%) Data Scientist
11 395 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
12 344 (3.48%) C++ Developer
13 335 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 325 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
15 318 (3.22%) Junior
16 313 (3.17%) Web Developer
17 302 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
18 296 (3.00%) Applications Support
19 260 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1730 (17.51%) HTML
2 1404 (14.21%) CSS
3 1020 (10.32%) Web Services
4 950 (9.61%) .NET
5 798 (8.08%) jQuery
6 734 (7.43%) Django
7 678 (6.86%) XML
8 657 (6.65%) HTML5
9 501 (5.07%) REST
10 498 (5.04%) AngularJS
11 414 (4.19%) CSS3
12 400 (4.05%) Spring
13 358 (3.62%) LAMP
14 314 (3.18%) Backbone.js
15 304 (3.08%) JSON
16 286 (2.89%) RESTful
16 286 (2.89%) ASP.NET
17 252 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
18 248 (2.51%) Ajax
19 236 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1568 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 963 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 645 (6.53%) Algorithms
4 582 (5.89%) Mathematics
5 469 (4.75%) Visualisation
6 377 (3.82%) Statistics
7 350 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 278 (2.81%) Mobile App
9 276 (2.79%) Derivative
10 275 (2.78%) User Experience
11 269 (2.72%) Data Centre
12 259 (2.62%) Data Structures
13 231 (2.34%) Equities
14 229 (2.32%) Physics
15 204 (2.06%) Management Information System
16 201 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 150 (1.52%) Fixed Income
18 143 (1.45%) Social Media
19 114 (1.15%) Digital Media
20 109 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4841 (48.99%) Linux
2 1882 (19.04%) UNIX
3 1595 (16.14%) Windows
4 586 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 554 (5.61%) Ubuntu
6 540 (5.46%) CentOS
7 323 (3.27%) Android
8 264 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 251 (2.54%) Debian
10 246 (2.49%) Solaris
11 141 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 108 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 77 (0.78%) Fedora
14 68 (0.69%) SUSE
15 63 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (0.62%) AIX
17 54 (0.55%) Windows 7
18 53 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
19 36 (0.36%) CoreOS
20 30 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3078 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1792 (18.13%) Software Engineering
3 1717 (17.38%) DevOps
4 1269 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
5 1232 (12.47%) TDD
6 1204 (12.18%) Open Source
7 1114 (11.27%) OO
8 1033 (10.45%) Analytics
9 891 (9.02%) Configuration Management
10 889 (9.00%) Scrum
11 598 (6.05%) E-Commerce
12 555 (5.62%) MVC
13 540 (5.46%) BDD
14 483 (4.89%) Mentoring
15 473 (4.79%) SDLC
16 467 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
17 452 (4.57%) Test Automation
18 439 (4.44%) Web Development
19 433 (4.38%) Unit Testing
20 375 (3.79%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3814 (38.60%) Java
2 2995 (30.31%) Perl
3 2852 (28.86%) SQL
4 2541 (25.71%) Ruby
5 2497 (25.27%) JavaScript
6 2366 (23.94%) C++
7 2007 (20.31%) PHP
8 1752 (17.73%) Bash Shell
9 1437 (14.54%) C#
10 1176 (11.90%) C
11 684 (6.92%) R
12 627 (6.34%) Shell Script
13 512 (5.18%) Scala
14 449 (4.54%) PowerShell
15 318 (3.22%) MATLAB
16 231 (2.34%) Go
17 225 (2.28%) VBA
18 201 (2.03%) Groovy
19 194 (1.96%) T-SQL
20 188 (1.90%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2203 (22.29%) Degree
2 345 (3.49%) PhD
3 276 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 168 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
5 136 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 123 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 95 (0.96%) CCNA
8 86 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 85 (0.86%) ISEB
10 76 (0.77%) CCNP
11 50 (0.51%) RHCE
12 31 (0.31%) CCIE
12 31 (0.31%) RHCSA
13 28 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 24 (0.24%) CISSP
16 20 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (0.19%) PMI Certification
18 18 (0.18%) CWNA
18 18 (0.18%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 608 (6.15%) QA
2 60 (0.61%) SLA
3 29 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.13%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.091%) WAI
8 8 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.071%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.051%) WCAG
11 3 (0.030%) JTAG
11 3 (0.030%) HL7
12 2 (0.020%) BS25999
12 2 (0.020%) COBIT
12 2 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.020%) FISMA
13 1 (0.010%) Basel III
13 1 (0.010%) EMIR
13 1 (0.010%) CRD IV
System Software
1 590 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 351 (3.55%) Docker
3 151 (1.53%) KVM
4 150 (1.52%) Varnish
5 134 (1.36%) Active Directory
6 129 (1.31%) Xen
7 113 (1.14%) VirtualBox
8 96 (0.97%) NFS
9 77 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 72 (0.73%) vSphere
11 63 (0.64%) Apache Flume
12 59 (0.60%) LXC
13 58 (0.59%) Firmware
14 55 (0.56%) Postfix
14 55 (0.56%) HDFS
15 52 (0.53%) iptables
16 45 (0.46%) VMware ESX
17 41 (0.41%) Squid
17 41 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 34 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1553 (15.72%) Puppet
2 1259 (12.74%) Opscode Chef
3 638 (6.46%) Nagios
4 520 (5.26%) Ansible
5 242 (2.45%) Vagrant
6 210 (2.13%) Salt
7 196 (1.98%) ZABBIX
8 148 (1.50%) Graphite
9 107 (1.08%) logstash
10 73 (0.74%) Cacti
11 68 (0.69%) Cobbler
12 65 (0.66%) Zenoss
13 63 (0.64%) Tivoli
14 60 (0.61%) Kibana
15 51 (0.52%) HAProxy
15 51 (0.52%) Ganglia
16 43 (0.44%) StatsD
17 40 (0.40%) Capistrano
18 38 (0.38%) collectd
19 37 (0.37%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1186 (12.00%) Oracle
2 825 (8.35%) VMware
3 778 (7.87%) Red Hat
4 479 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 337 (3.41%) Google
6 334 (3.38%) Cisco
7 194 (1.96%) Splunk
8 188 (1.90%) Tableau
9 159 (1.61%) Sybase
10 157 (1.59%) HP
11 142 (1.44%) Rackspace
12 136 (1.38%) IBM
13 102 (1.03%) SAP
14 92 (0.93%) Perforce
15 81 (0.82%) Cognos
16 80 (0.81%) Netezza
17 76 (0.77%) SaltStack
18 74 (0.75%) New Relic
19 71 (0.72%) Informatica
20 68 (0.69%) Sun
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