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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 61 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +14
Permanent jobs citing Python 4623 3499 3271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.95% 3.22% 2.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.71% 6.11% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3789 2951 2790
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
59934 57231 62888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.16% 52.66% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50259 49201 55232
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 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
England +18 4333 £50,000 +5.26% 553
London +12 2764 £55,000 +4.76% 302
City of London +3 620 £57,500 +9.52% 104
South East -10 516 £42,500 +6.25% 77
East of England +20 447 £42,500 -3.95% 82
Cambridgeshire +8 352 £42,500 -5.55% 60
Cambridge +9 306 £42,500 -5.55% 59
Scotland +14 176 £41,500 -14.43% 31
South West +41 170 £37,500 +15.38% 30
Surrey +38 141 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Hampshire -4 123 £40,000 +14.28% 21
Yorkshire -26 112 £40,000 +23.07% 19
North West +6 109 £37,500 +7.14% 28
Berkshire -19 99 £48,750 +21.87% 18
West Midlands +19 94 £35,000 +7.69% 7
East Midlands +48 85 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Edinburgh +21 83 £40,000 -13.51% 17
Glasgow -14 70 £46,000 -12.38% 13
Oxfordshire +1 64 £47,500 +0.52% 21
Manchester +14 63 £37,500 +7.14% 22
West Yorkshire -28 63 £40,000 +21.21% 8
Leeds -7 60 £40,000 +21.21% 7
Gloucestershire +28 58 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Hertfordshire -28 57 £44,000 +10.00% 19
Bristol +23 55 £42,500 +23.18% 11
Reading +8 55 £47,500 +18.75% 6
East Sussex -12 49 £40,000 +25.00% 3
Brighton -18 46 £40,000 +25.00% 3
Oxford +3 44 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Nottinghamshire +32 42 £42,500 -12.82% 3

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4340 (46.50%) Linux
2 3912 (41.91%) Java
3 2732 (29.27%) Perl
4 2526 (27.06%) C++
5 2515 (26.94%) Ruby
6 2477 (26.54%) Degree
7 2350 (25.18%) JavaScript
8 2237 (23.97%) SQL
9 2109 (22.59%) PHP
10 1824 (19.54%) UNIX
11 1807 (19.36%) Finance
12 1805 (19.34%) Computer Science
13 1773 (19.00%) MySQL
14 1743 (18.67%) C#
15 1667 (17.86%) Software Engineering
16 1660 (17.78%) HTML
17 1550 (16.61%) Bash Shell
18 1515 (16.23%) Windows
19 1458 (15.62%) OO
20 1366 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
21 1353 (14.50%) CSS
22 1319 (14.13%) Open Source
23 1280 (13.71%) C
24 1271 (13.62%) Puppet
25 1152 (12.34%) Git (software)
26 1066 (11.42%) TDD
27 1023 (10.96%) DevOps
28 963 (10.32%) Apache
29 955 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
30 894 (9.58%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 963 (10.32%) Apache
2 488 (5.23%) Node.js
3 462 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 367 (3.93%) nginx
5 179 (1.92%) SAS
6 164 (1.76%) IIS
7 154 (1.65%) Apache Pig
8 152 (1.63%) Drupal
9 151 (1.62%) OpenStack
10 133 (1.42%) CMS
11 130 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 128 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
13 103 (1.10%) Apache Solr
14 101 (1.08%) WordPress
15 85 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 60 (0.64%) SharePoint
17 51 (0.55%) GlassFish
18 49 (0.52%) Jetty
19 39 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
20 37 (0.40%) Tornado
Applications
1 272 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 135 (1.45%) SPSS
3 88 (0.94%) MS Office
4 35 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 29 (0.31%) CPLEX
6 25 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 23 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (0.25%) Stata
8 21 (0.22%) Maya
9 18 (0.19%) 3ds Max
10 17 (0.18%) S-PLUS
11 16 (0.17%) Mathematica
11 16 (0.17%) NASTRAN
11 16 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 15 (0.16%) Simulink
13 9 (0.096%) Abaqus
14 8 (0.086%) Blender
14 8 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
15 7 (0.075%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 99 (1.06%) Magento
2 36 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 19 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.16%) Endur
4 15 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 14 (0.15%) ION MarketView
6 12 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 10 (0.11%) RMDS
8 9 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.086%) SunGard APT
9 8 (0.086%) Optimost
9 8 (0.086%) FastVal
10 7 (0.075%) SiteCatalyst
10 7 (0.075%) Oracle CRM
11 6 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.054%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.054%) Front Arena
13 4 (0.043%) Summit
14 3 (0.032%) Markit EDM
15 2 (0.021%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 478 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 243 (2.60%) SaaS
3 215 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
4 192 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 84 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 80 (0.86%) GitHub
7 59 (0.63%) PaaS
8 55 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
9 54 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (0.41%) Google App Engine
11 33 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
11 33 (0.35%) Google Apps
12 31 (0.33%) IaaS
13 30 (0.32%) ElastiCache
13 30 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 29 (0.31%) Office 365
15 26 (0.28%) Heroku
16 25 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
17 13 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
18 12 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 606 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 462 (4.95%) Internet
3 458 (4.91%) HTTP
4 343 (3.67%) DNS
5 259 (2.77%) Firewall
6 197 (2.11%) LDAP
7 170 (1.82%) SAN
8 119 (1.27%) DHCP
9 109 (1.17%) Wireless
10 108 (1.16%) SSH
11 95 (1.02%) VPN
12 91 (0.97%) Network Security
13 90 (0.96%) WAN
14 89 (0.95%) NAS
15 86 (0.92%) LAN
16 80 (0.86%) Ethernet
16 80 (0.86%) SNMP
17 72 (0.77%) SSL
18 65 (0.70%) Wireshark
18 65 (0.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1773 (19.00%) MySQL
2 840 (9.00%) NoSQL
3 815 (8.73%) Big Data
4 767 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
5 656 (7.03%) Relational Database
6 653 (7.00%) Hadoop
7 643 (6.89%) MongoDB
8 605 (6.48%) SQL Server
9 297 (3.18%) Redis
10 275 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 267 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
12 265 (2.84%) RDBMS
13 247 (2.65%) Apache Hive
14 214 (2.29%) Data Mining
15 181 (1.94%) Oracle Database
16 112 (1.20%) HBase
17 111 (1.19%) Couchbase
18 97 (1.04%) DB2
19 94 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
20 70 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1152 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 620 (6.64%) Jenkins
3 547 (5.86%) Subversion
4 482 (5.16%) Selenium
5 332 (3.56%) Maven
6 274 (2.94%) JIRA
7 230 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 221 (2.37%) WebDriver
9 212 (2.27%) Ant
10 199 (2.13%) JUnit
11 182 (1.95%) Hudson
12 117 (1.25%) Eclipse
13 95 (1.02%) Mercurial
14 82 (0.88%) TeamCity
15 79 (0.85%) Jasmine
16 70 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 64 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
18 62 (0.66%) Bugzilla
19 61 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
20 57 (0.61%) Grunt
General
1 1807 (19.36%) Finance
2 539 (5.77%) Banking
3 497 (5.32%) Games
4 467 (5.00%) Front Office
5 323 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 315 (3.37%) Marketing
7 245 (2.62%) Retail
8 243 (2.60%) Investment Banking
9 227 (2.43%) Advertising
10 145 (1.55%) Publishing
11 131 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 126 (1.35%) Electronics
13 123 (1.32%) Manufacturing
14 62 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 60 (0.64%) Back Office
16 54 (0.58%) Automotive
17 40 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.41%) Multimedia
19 35 (0.37%) Law
20 27 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4065 (43.55%) Developer
2 945 (10.12%) Python Developer
3 812 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 706 (7.56%) Administrator
5 670 (7.18%) Senior Developer
6 660 (7.07%) Analyst
7 653 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
8 544 (5.83%) Java Developer
9 522 (5.59%) Linux Administrator
10 483 (5.17%) Software Developer
11 480 (5.14%) C++ Developer
12 442 (4.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 381 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
14 352 (3.77%) Web Developer
15 334 (3.58%) Junior
16 311 (3.33%) Test Engineer
17 263 (2.82%) PHP Developer
18 255 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
19 253 (2.71%) Tester
20 232 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1660 (17.78%) HTML
2 1353 (14.50%) CSS
3 894 (9.58%) jQuery
4 874 (9.36%) Django
5 783 (8.39%) Web Services
6 740 (7.93%) .NET
7 719 (7.70%) HTML5
8 567 (6.07%) XML
9 414 (4.44%) CSS3
10 395 (4.23%) AngularJS
11 387 (4.15%) LAMP
12 343 (3.67%) REST
13 329 (3.52%) Backbone.js
14 312 (3.34%) Spring
15 296 (3.17%) SOAP
16 293 (3.14%) JSON
17 272 (2.91%) RESTful
18 266 (2.85%) Ruby on Rails
19 251 (2.69%) Ajax
20 249 (2.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1805 (19.34%) Computer Science
2 1319 (14.13%) Open Source
3 695 (7.45%) Mathematics
4 344 (3.69%) Hedge funds
5 320 (3.43%) Physics
6 293 (3.14%) Statistics
7 288 (3.09%) Visualisation
8 248 (2.66%) Mobile App
9 233 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 220 (2.36%) Derivative
11 186 (1.99%) Equities
12 185 (1.98%) Fixed Income
13 179 (1.92%) Digital Media
14 160 (1.71%) Social Media
15 121 (1.30%) Artificial Intelligence
16 118 (1.26%) Clustering
17 117 (1.25%) GIS
18 115 (1.23%) Management Information System
19 101 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
20 87 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4340 (46.50%) Linux
2 1824 (19.54%) UNIX
3 1515 (16.23%) Windows
4 564 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 545 (5.84%) Ubuntu
6 506 (5.42%) CentOS
7 450 (4.82%) Android
8 356 (3.81%) Apple iOS
9 354 (3.79%) Debian
10 283 (3.03%) Solaris
11 167 (1.79%) Mac OS X
12 103 (1.10%) AIX
13 76 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 66 (0.71%) SUSE
15 59 (0.63%) Fedora
16 54 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 46 (0.49%) Windows 7
18 43 (0.46%) Mac OS
19 40 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1667 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 1458 (15.62%) OO
3 1366 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 1066 (11.42%) TDD
5 1023 (10.96%) DevOps
6 782 (8.38%) Scrum
7 763 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
8 664 (7.11%) Analytics
9 649 (6.95%) E-Commerce
10 533 (5.71%) Multithreading
11 531 (5.69%) Configuration Management
12 500 (5.36%) MVC
13 430 (4.61%) BDD
14 424 (4.54%) Web Development
15 395 (4.23%) OOP
16 335 (3.59%) Automated Testing
17 317 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
18 309 (3.31%) Low Latency
19 301 (3.22%) Test Automation
20 293 (3.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3912 (41.91%) Java
2 2732 (29.27%) Perl
3 2526 (27.06%) C++
4 2515 (26.94%) Ruby
5 2350 (25.18%) JavaScript
6 2237 (23.97%) SQL
7 2109 (22.59%) PHP
8 1743 (18.67%) C#
9 1550 (16.61%) Bash Shell
10 1280 (13.71%) C
11 481 (5.15%) Shell Script
12 467 (5.00%) Scala
13 359 (3.85%) R
14 288 (3.09%) PowerShell
15 260 (2.79%) MATLAB
16 166 (1.78%) VBA
17 139 (1.49%) Groovy
18 135 (1.45%) Objective-C
19 125 (1.34%) PL/SQL
20 119 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2477 (26.54%) Degree
2 305 (3.27%) PhD
3 253 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 135 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 115 (1.23%) ISEB
6 95 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 86 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 64 (0.69%) CCNA
8 64 (0.69%) CISSP
9 54 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 48 (0.51%) RHCE
11 34 (0.36%) Postgraduate
11 34 (0.36%) CCNP
12 33 (0.35%) CEH
13 25 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 21 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.18%) CCIP
17 16 (0.17%) CCIE
18 13 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 887 (9.50%) QA
2 108 (1.16%) SLA
3 59 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 46 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 12 (0.13%) JTAG
9 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.096%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.054%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.032%) ISO 9002
13 2 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.021%) COBIT
13 2 (0.021%) WCAG
13 2 (0.021%) WAI
14 1 (0.011%) MiFID
14 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 12207
14 1 (0.011%) TickIT
System Software
1 411 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 203 (2.17%) KVM
3 182 (1.95%) Xen
4 167 (1.79%) Active Directory
5 137 (1.47%) NFS
6 87 (0.93%) Varnish
7 77 (0.82%) vSphere
8 71 (0.76%) Hyper-V
9 58 (0.62%) Snort
10 47 (0.50%) Postfix
11 44 (0.47%) XenServer
12 40 (0.43%) Samba
13 38 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
14 32 (0.34%) Nmap
15 31 (0.33%) Docker
15 31 (0.33%) VMware ESX
16 29 (0.31%) Sendmail
16 29 (0.31%) vCloud
17 25 (0.27%) Squid
18 24 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1271 (13.62%) Puppet
2 955 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
3 607 (6.50%) Nagios
4 208 (2.23%) ZABBIX
5 173 (1.85%) Salt
6 159 (1.70%) Ansible
7 129 (1.38%) Vagrant
8 113 (1.21%) Cacti
9 108 (1.16%) CFEngine
10 82 (0.88%) Zenoss
11 74 (0.79%) Ganglia
12 72 (0.77%) logstash
13 63 (0.67%) HAProxy
14 58 (0.62%) OpenView
15 51 (0.55%) Tivoli
16 48 (0.51%) Munin
17 43 (0.46%) Capistrano
18 39 (0.42%) Opsview
19 33 (0.35%) StatsD
20 28 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 851 (9.12%) Oracle
2 821 (8.80%) Red Hat
3 571 (6.12%) VMware
4 504 (5.40%) Microsoft
5 237 (2.54%) Google
6 211 (2.26%) JBoss
7 197 (2.11%) Cisco
8 187 (2.00%) Sybase
9 171 (1.83%) HP
10 166 (1.78%) Zend
11 111 (1.19%) Rackspace
12 108 (1.16%) IBM
13 103 (1.10%) Citrix
14 100 (1.07%) Facebook
15 90 (0.96%) Perforce
16 82 (0.88%) Splunk
17 79 (0.85%) EMC
18 78 (0.84%) Tableau
19 75 (0.80%) SaltStack
20 74 (0.79%) Reuters
Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 20 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45,000 Package
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 40 minutes ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Crew
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus (10%) + Excellent
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + 25 days + Flexihour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £0.00 per annum + excellent salary & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nuepc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nuepc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-60,000 + £10k Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + stock options + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago