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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 48 65 84
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +19
Permanent jobs citing Python 5686 4522 3423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.14% 3.94% 3.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.05% 7.71% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4697 3705 2895
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,897 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -

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
56587 58638 55978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.12% 51.04% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 48340 49168 48136
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +17 5304 £52,500 +5.00% 689
London +15 3177 £60,000 +9.09% 332
South East +65 870 £45,000 +5.88% 134
City of London +20 677 £65,000 +13.04% 86
East of England -4 377 £45,000 +11.11% 83
South West +57 344 £45,000 +11.11% 41
Berkshire +88 246 £46,250 -2.63% 26
Yorkshire +84 235 £40,000 - 28
Cambridgeshire -1 234 £45,000 +8.43% 60
Cambridge +2 217 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Scotland +8 214 £40,000 -1.84% 34
Hampshire +45 180 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Bristol +33 169 £67,500 +58.82% 12
Surrey +20 168 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Reading +56 155 £45,000 -5.26% 16
West Yorkshire +73 147 £47,500 +18.75% 20
North West +34 143 £37,500 - 29
Leeds +66 125 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Oxfordshire +25 111 £42,500 -10.52% 23
Manchester +42 106 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Edinburgh +8 101 £33,750 -15.62% 15
Gloucestershire +3 96 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Glasgow +19 94 £55,000 +20.87% 15
West Midlands -20 86 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Hertfordshire +18 80 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Oxford +14 77 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East Midlands -9 74 £40,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire +31 73 £40,000 -4.76% 14
South Wales +17 68 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Wales +16 68 £35,000 +2.94% 10

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5178 (49.30%) Linux
2 4090 (38.94%) Java
3 3274 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
4 3121 (29.72%) Perl
5 2899 (27.60%) SQL
6 2709 (25.79%) Ruby
7 2577 (24.54%) JavaScript
8 2566 (24.43%) C++
9 2257 (21.49%) Degree
10 2242 (21.35%) Finance
11 1951 (18.58%) Software Engineering
12 1934 (18.41%) PHP
13 1904 (18.13%) UNIX
14 1877 (17.87%) Bash Shell
15 1843 (17.55%) DevOps
16 1837 (17.49%) HTML
17 1719 (16.37%) MySQL
18 1649 (15.70%) Puppet
19 1642 (15.63%) Windows
20 1596 (15.20%) Git (software)
21 1592 (15.16%) Computer Science
22 1584 (15.08%) C#
23 1516 (14.43%) CSS
24 1481 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
25 1373 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
26 1339 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
27 1295 (12.33%) TDD
28 1250 (11.90%) Jenkins
29 1221 (11.63%) Oracle
30 1211 (11.53%) Apache

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1211 (11.53%) Apache
2 697 (6.64%) Node.js
3 593 (5.65%) Tomcat
4 457 (4.35%) nginx
5 407 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
6 348 (3.31%) OpenStack
7 339 (3.23%) SAS
8 338 (3.22%) Apache Spark
9 243 (2.31%) JBoss
10 241 (2.29%) Apache Pig
11 179 (1.70%) IIS
12 159 (1.51%) WebLogic
13 147 (1.40%) CMS
14 106 (1.01%) Drupal
15 98 (0.93%) Apache Solr
16 86 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 74 (0.70%) GlassFish
18 69 (0.66%) SharePoint
19 67 (0.64%) Confluence
20 62 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 270 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 187 (1.78%) SPSS
3 99 (0.94%) MS Office
4 46 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 33 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 17 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 15 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 14 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.12%) MS Visio
11 12 (0.11%) Maya
12 8 (0.076%) Quicktime
12 8 (0.076%) Final Cut Pro
13 7 (0.067%) Weka
13 7 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.057%) CPLEX
15 5 (0.048%) Stata
16 4 (0.038%) Gephi
17 3 (0.029%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 61 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (0.31%) RMDS
3 31 (0.30%) Magento
4 13 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.11%) Odoo
6 11 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.076%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.048%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 4 (0.038%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.029%) Exstream
11 3 (0.029%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.029%) CSG Singleview
11 3 (0.029%) Endur
11 3 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.019%) Unica
12 2 (0.019%) AWD
12 2 (0.019%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1481 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 300 (2.86%) SaaS
3 250 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 240 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 210 (2.00%) PaaS
6 196 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 192 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 158 (1.50%) IaaS
9 147 (1.40%) GitHub
10 106 (1.01%) Amazon S3
11 99 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
12 92 (0.88%) Google App Engine
12 92 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 62 (0.59%) Heroku
14 58 (0.55%) Google Analytics
15 50 (0.48%) Route 53
16 46 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
17 37 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 37 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 30 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 584 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 512 (4.87%) Internet
3 430 (4.09%) DNS
4 422 (4.02%) Firewall
5 408 (3.88%) HTTP
6 200 (1.90%) VPN
7 167 (1.59%) SAN
8 160 (1.52%) WAN
9 138 (1.31%) SMTP
9 138 (1.31%) SSL
10 120 (1.14%) LDAP
11 118 (1.12%) LAN
11 118 (1.12%) BGP
11 118 (1.12%) Network Security
12 106 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
13 98 (0.93%) IPsec
14 90 (0.86%) SSH
15 86 (0.82%) Broadband
16 85 (0.81%) DHCP
16 85 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1719 (16.37%) MySQL
2 1162 (11.06%) Big Data
3 1004 (9.56%) MongoDB
4 976 (9.29%) NoSQL
5 928 (8.84%) Hadoop
6 853 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
7 791 (7.53%) SQL Server
8 767 (7.30%) Relational Database
9 366 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 358 (3.41%) Redis
11 335 (3.19%) RDBMS
12 322 (3.07%) Apache Hive
13 285 (2.71%) Data Mining
14 213 (2.03%) HBase
15 146 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
15 146 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 118 (1.12%) Mahout
17 104 (0.99%) QlikView
18 89 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 86 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1596 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 1250 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 543 (5.17%) Selenium
4 521 (4.96%) Subversion
5 428 (4.08%) Maven
6 366 (3.48%) JIRA
7 307 (2.92%) JUnit
8 266 (2.53%) Hudson
9 250 (2.38%) Ant
10 209 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 195 (1.86%) WebDriver
12 168 (1.60%) TeamCity
13 148 (1.41%) Visual Studio
14 130 (1.24%) Grunt
15 126 (1.20%) Mercurial
16 120 (1.14%) Gradle
17 106 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
18 87 (0.83%) NUnit
19 86 (0.82%) JMeter
20 83 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 2242 (21.35%) Finance
2 672 (6.40%) Banking
3 545 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 492 (4.68%) Front Office
5 476 (4.53%) Marketing
6 425 (4.05%) Games
7 292 (2.78%) Retail
8 213 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 201 (1.91%) Electronics
10 142 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 139 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 120 (1.14%) Advertising
13 107 (1.02%) Law
14 84 (0.80%) Publishing
15 82 (0.78%) Legal
16 79 (0.75%) Back Office
17 41 (0.39%) Military
18 35 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.32%) Multimedia
20 29 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3957 (37.67%) Developer
2 1083 (10.31%) Software Engineer
3 853 (8.12%) Python Developer
3 853 (8.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 746 (7.10%) Analyst
5 623 (5.93%) Administrator
6 612 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 565 (5.38%) Software Developer
8 536 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
9 517 (4.92%) Java Developer
10 427 (4.07%) Data Scientist
11 411 (3.91%) Linux Administrator
12 396 (3.77%) C++ Developer
13 347 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
14 345 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
15 342 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 322 (3.07%) Applications Support
17 318 (3.03%) Web Developer
18 304 (2.89%) Junior
19 296 (2.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1837 (17.49%) HTML
2 1516 (14.43%) CSS
3 997 (9.49%) Web Services
4 953 (9.07%) .NET
5 836 (7.96%) jQuery
6 789 (7.51%) Django
7 736 (7.01%) HTML5
8 695 (6.62%) XML
9 594 (5.66%) AngularJS
10 571 (5.44%) REST
11 437 (4.16%) Spring
12 435 (4.14%) CSS3
13 354 (3.37%) JSON
14 340 (3.24%) LAMP
15 320 (3.05%) Backbone.js
16 292 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
17 278 (2.65%) ASP.NET
18 271 (2.58%) Ajax
19 268 (2.55%) RESTful
20 266 (2.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1592 (15.16%) Computer Science
2 1015 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 712 (6.78%) Algorithms
4 668 (6.36%) Mathematics
5 445 (4.24%) Visualisation
6 419 (3.99%) Statistics
7 337 (3.21%) Hedge funds
8 317 (3.02%) Derivative
9 297 (2.83%) Data Structures
10 281 (2.68%) Data Centre
11 279 (2.66%) User Experience
12 266 (2.53%) Equities
13 258 (2.46%) Mobile App
14 251 (2.39%) Physics
15 239 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 206 (1.96%) Management Information System
17 179 (1.70%) Fixed Income
18 167 (1.59%) Digital Media
19 122 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
20 114 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5178 (49.30%) Linux
2 1904 (18.13%) UNIX
3 1642 (15.63%) Windows
4 604 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 584 (5.56%) CentOS
6 578 (5.50%) Ubuntu
7 340 (3.24%) Android
8 272 (2.59%) Apple iOS
9 269 (2.56%) Debian
10 203 (1.93%) Solaris
11 144 (1.37%) Mac OS X
12 117 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 81 (0.77%) SUSE
14 78 (0.74%) Fedora
14 78 (0.74%) AIX
15 61 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
17 48 (0.46%) Windows 7
18 47 (0.45%) CoreOS
19 35 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3274 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1951 (18.58%) Software Engineering
3 1843 (17.55%) DevOps
4 1373 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
5 1295 (12.33%) TDD
6 1147 (10.92%) Open Source
7 1086 (10.34%) OO
8 1065 (10.14%) Analytics
9 982 (9.35%) Scrum
10 945 (9.00%) Configuration Management
11 615 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 588 (5.60%) BDD
13 546 (5.20%) MVC
14 493 (4.69%) SDLC
15 466 (4.44%) Mentoring
16 463 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
17 458 (4.36%) Unit Testing
18 451 (4.29%) Test Automation
19 450 (4.28%) Web Development
20 412 (3.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4090 (38.94%) Java
2 3121 (29.72%) Perl
3 2899 (27.60%) SQL
4 2709 (25.79%) Ruby
5 2577 (24.54%) JavaScript
6 2566 (24.43%) C++
7 1934 (18.41%) PHP
8 1877 (17.87%) Bash Shell
9 1584 (15.08%) C#
10 1176 (11.20%) C
11 762 (7.26%) R
12 700 (6.66%) Shell Script
13 679 (6.46%) Scala
14 537 (5.11%) PowerShell
15 300 (2.86%) MATLAB
16 263 (2.50%) Go
17 233 (2.22%) VBA
18 228 (2.17%) Groovy
19 217 (2.07%) Clojure
20 157 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2257 (21.49%) Degree
2 353 (3.36%) PhD
3 292 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 195 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
5 141 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 128 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 101 (0.96%) CCNP
8 99 (0.94%) CCNA
9 78 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 67 (0.64%) ISEB
11 47 (0.45%) RHCE
12 43 (0.41%) CCIE
13 34 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (0.27%) RHCSA
15 25 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 23 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
17 21 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (0.19%) CISSP
19 19 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 16 (0.15%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 606 (5.77%) QA
2 58 (0.55%) SLA
3 32 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.086%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.057%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.029%) COBIT
9 3 (0.029%) BS25999
10 2 (0.019%) WAI
10 2 (0.019%) GAMP
10 2 (0.019%) GMP
10 2 (0.019%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.019%) JTAG
11 1 (0.010%) HL7
11 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.010%) BS7666
System Software
1 671 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 421 (4.01%) Docker
3 166 (1.58%) Varnish
4 152 (1.45%) KVM
5 141 (1.34%) Active Directory
6 127 (1.21%) VirtualBox
7 126 (1.20%) Xen
8 86 (0.82%) Hyper-V
9 70 (0.67%) NFS
9 70 (0.67%) vSphere
10 61 (0.58%) LXC
11 57 (0.54%) Apache Flume
12 55 (0.52%) HDFS
13 54 (0.51%) iptables
14 51 (0.49%) Firmware
15 48 (0.46%) Postfix
16 47 (0.45%) qmail
17 41 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 36 (0.34%) VMware ESX
18 36 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1649 (15.70%) Puppet
2 1339 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
3 655 (6.24%) Nagios
4 634 (6.04%) Ansible
5 292 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 249 (2.37%) ZABBIX
7 202 (1.92%) Salt
8 154 (1.47%) Graphite
9 110 (1.05%) logstash
10 68 (0.65%) Cacti
11 67 (0.64%) Zenoss
12 60 (0.57%) Nessus
13 59 (0.56%) HAProxy
14 56 (0.53%) Kibana
15 51 (0.49%) Ganglia
16 48 (0.46%) StatsD
17 47 (0.45%) Mesos
17 47 (0.45%) Cobbler
18 45 (0.43%) Tivoli
19 43 (0.41%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1221 (11.63%) Oracle
2 929 (8.85%) VMware
3 861 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 485 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 417 (3.97%) Google
6 357 (3.40%) Cisco
7 245 (2.33%) Splunk
8 203 (1.93%) Tableau
9 198 (1.89%) Sybase
10 154 (1.47%) Rackspace
11 142 (1.35%) IBM
12 138 (1.31%) HP
13 114 (1.09%) SAP
14 99 (0.94%) New Relic
15 93 (0.89%) Perforce
16 87 (0.83%) SaltStack
17 83 (0.79%) Cognos
18 81 (0.77%) Netezza
19 79 (0.75%) F5
20 74 (0.70%) Adobe
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: share options
Posted: 18 hours ago