The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 28 50 70
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Permanent jobs citing Python 6482 5725 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.81% 5.23% 3.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.97% 10.14% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5485 4746 3546
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
49991 56471 57199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.49% 51.56% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 42965 48407 47990
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 6110 £55,000 +4.76% 955
London +5 3515 £60,000 - 534
South East +25 1008 £50,000 +11.11% 134
City of London +3 536 £60,000 -7.69% 125
East of England +7 416 £47,500 +5.55% 111
South West +15 399 £50,000 +9.89% 61
Cambridgeshire +3 268 £45,000 - 78
Oxfordshire +23 257 £50,000 +17.64% 30
Berkshire +22 249 £55,000 +10.00% 28
Yorkshire +19 245 £40,000 -4.76% 36
Cambridge 0 242 £45,000 - 68
North West +30 197 £42,500 -5.55% 49
Scotland +7 191 £44,000 +10.00% 24
West Yorkshire +33 181 £40,000 -15.78% 27
Hampshire +4 178 £45,000 +5.88% 35
West Midlands +49 171 £42,632 +21.80% 11
Surrey +18 171 £55,000 +22.22% 21
Gloucestershire +7 168 £45,000 - 22
Leeds +36 162 £40,000 -15.78% 22
East Midlands +85 145 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Manchester +10 137 £42,500 -5.55% 42
Reading +3 121 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Hertfordshire +25 113 £52,500 +16.66% 26
Bristol -6 103 £62,500 -7.40% 21
Glasgow +9 89 £40,000 -27.27% 8
Edinburgh +5 89 £45,000 +38.46% 11
Oxford +13 84 £54,000 +20.00% 13
South Wales +5 73 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Wales 0 73 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Nottinghamshire +47 67 £50,000 +11.11% 3

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Python.

1 5551 (43.78%) Linux
2 5252 (41.43%) Java
3 4243 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
4 3360 (26.50%) SQL
5 3015 (23.78%) C++
6 2957 (23.32%) Ruby
7 2896 (22.84%) JavaScript
8 2790 (22.01%) Perl
9 2629 (20.74%) DevOps
10 2574 (20.30%) Degree
11 2468 (19.47%) Finance
12 2404 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
13 2323 (18.32%) Software Engineering
14 2285 (18.02%) Bash Shell
15 2149 (16.95%) Puppet
16 1992 (15.71%) C#
17 1976 (15.59%) Computer Science
18 1916 (15.11%) Windows
19 1877 (14.81%) Unix
20 1843 (14.54%) HTML
21 1809 (14.27%) Git (software)
22 1757 (13.86%) PHP
23 1710 (13.49%) Big Data
24 1692 (13.35%) Opscode Chef
25 1670 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
26 1661 (13.10%) MySQL
27 1626 (12.83%) Jenkins
28 1546 (12.19%) TDD
29 1492 (11.77%) CSS
30 1490 (11.75%) Analytics

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 967 (7.63%) Apache
2 773 (6.10%) Apache Spark
3 625 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 550 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
5 431 (3.40%) nginx
6 388 (3.06%) SAS
7 345 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 282 (2.22%) JBoss
9 270 (2.13%) WebLogic
10 261 (2.06%) Apache Pig
11 212 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 201 (1.59%) IIS
13 179 (1.41%) Apache Solr
14 171 (1.35%) Confluence
15 138 (1.09%) Jetty
16 127 (1.00%) CMS
17 106 (0.84%) CloudStack
18 58 (0.46%) SharePoint
19 57 (0.45%) Drupal
20 49 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 335 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 196 (1.55%) SPSS
3 81 (0.64%) MS Office
4 44 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 24 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 21 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.15%) Stata
9 17 (0.13%) GNU Octave
10 15 (0.12%) FrameMaker
10 15 (0.12%) InDesign
11 13 (0.10%) MS Visio
12 11 (0.087%) Final Cut Pro
12 11 (0.087%) Mathematica
13 9 (0.071%) Maya
14 8 (0.063%) Gliffy
14 8 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.047%) Simulink
15 6 (0.047%) S-PLUS
16 5 (0.039%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 77 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.15%) FastStats
3 17 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.12%) Magento
4 15 (0.12%) RMDS
5 13 (0.10%) Odoo
6 11 (0.087%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 10 (0.079%) Adobe Campaign
7 10 (0.079%) ReMetrica
7 10 (0.079%) Sentinel
8 9 (0.071%) Summit
9 7 (0.055%) FastStats PeopleStage
10 6 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.032%) Apache OFBiz
12 4 (0.032%) FLEXCUBE
12 4 (0.032%) Temenos T24
13 3 (0.024%) OpenText MBPM
13 3 (0.024%) OpenText Process Suite
13 3 (0.024%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 2404 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
2 542 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 473 (3.73%) SaaS
4 368 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 304 (2.40%) GitHub
6 261 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
7 254 (2.00%) PaaS
8 206 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 194 (1.53%) Amazon S3
10 165 (1.30%) IaaS
11 151 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 82 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 68 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
14 66 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 66 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 63 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
16 61 (0.48%) Route 53
17 56 (0.44%) Office 365
18 54 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
19 52 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 577 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 567 (4.47%) Firewall
3 478 (3.77%) DNS
4 472 (3.72%) Internet
5 455 (3.59%) HTTP
6 183 (1.44%) SSL
7 179 (1.41%) VPN
8 157 (1.24%) LDAP
9 151 (1.19%) WAN
10 149 (1.18%) Network Security
11 139 (1.10%) Wireless
12 133 (1.05%) DHCP
13 131 (1.03%) LAN
14 130 (1.03%) BGP
15 115 (0.91%) SAN
16 91 (0.72%) MPLS
17 84 (0.66%) Broadband
18 83 (0.65%) SMTP
18 83 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
19 82 (0.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1710 (13.49%) Big Data
2 1661 (13.10%) MySQL
3 1190 (9.39%) NoSQL
4 1170 (9.23%) Hadoop
5 1046 (8.25%) MongoDB
6 977 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
7 848 (6.69%) SQL Server
8 689 (5.43%) Relational Database
9 478 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 418 (3.30%) Apache Hive
11 397 (3.13%) Data Mining
12 365 (2.88%) Redis
13 272 (2.15%) RDBMS
14 270 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
15 187 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 140 (1.10%) Neo4j
17 137 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
18 136 (1.07%) HBase
19 127 (1.00%) QlikView
20 125 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1809 (14.27%) Git (software)
2 1626 (12.83%) Jenkins
3 656 (5.17%) JIRA
4 520 (4.10%) Selenium
5 488 (3.85%) Subversion
6 378 (2.98%) Maven
7 349 (2.75%) Cucumber
8 257 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 244 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 230 (1.81%) JUnit
11 211 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 156 (1.23%) Ant
13 127 (1.00%) Hudson
14 119 (0.94%) WebDriver
15 116 (0.91%) JMeter
16 105 (0.83%) Grunt
17 104 (0.82%) SoapUI
18 98 (0.77%) Metasploit
19 94 (0.74%) Gradle
20 93 (0.73%) Appium
General
1 2468 (19.47%) Finance
2 740 (5.84%) Banking
3 641 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 521 (4.11%) Marketing
5 459 (3.62%) Games
6 427 (3.37%) Front Office
7 423 (3.34%) Retail
8 221 (1.74%) Advertising
9 206 (1.62%) Publishing
10 198 (1.56%) Law
11 191 (1.51%) Investment Banking
12 157 (1.24%) Electronics
12 157 (1.24%) Manufacturing
13 125 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 115 (0.91%) Back Office
15 91 (0.72%) Legal
16 73 (0.58%) Automotive
17 66 (0.52%) Aerospace
18 56 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4643 (36.62%) Developer
2 1718 (13.55%) Python Developer
3 1340 (10.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 1023 (8.07%) Software Engineer
5 944 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 842 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
7 804 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 719 (5.67%) Analyst
9 627 (4.95%) Data Scientist
10 588 (4.64%) Software Developer
11 566 (4.46%) Administrator
12 478 (3.77%) C++ Developer
13 459 (3.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 448 (3.53%) Junior
15 445 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
16 414 (3.27%) Graduate
17 408 (3.22%) AWS Engineer
18 402 (3.17%) Architect
19 396 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
20 392 (3.09%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1843 (14.54%) HTML
2 1492 (11.77%) CSS
3 1125 (8.87%) .NET
4 1086 (8.57%) Django
5 1082 (8.53%) Web Services
6 1049 (8.27%) AngularJS
7 904 (7.13%) Node.js
8 701 (5.53%) HTML5
9 646 (5.10%) jQuery
10 641 (5.06%) LAMP
11 574 (4.53%) REST
12 556 (4.39%) XML
13 546 (4.31%) RESTful
14 483 (3.81%) Spring
15 446 (3.52%) CSS3
16 438 (3.45%) JSON
17 412 (3.25%) React
18 375 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
19 298 (2.35%) SOAP
20 294 (2.32%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 1976 (15.59%) Computer Science
2 1264 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 1050 (8.28%) Mathematics
4 757 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 618 (4.87%) Visualisation
6 540 (4.26%) Statistics
7 492 (3.88%) Physics
8 435 (3.43%) Fintech
9 404 (3.19%) User Experience
10 386 (3.04%) Hedge funds
11 369 (2.91%) Mobile App
12 292 (2.30%) Data Centre
13 252 (1.99%) Derivative
14 239 (1.89%) Artificial Intelligence
15 228 (1.80%) Fixed Income
16 215 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 212 (1.67%) Management Information System
18 200 (1.58%) Data Structures
19 167 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
20 156 (1.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5551 (43.78%) Linux
2 1916 (15.11%) Windows
3 1877 (14.81%) Unix
4 549 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 518 (4.09%) CentOS
6 410 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 344 (2.71%) Android
8 322 (2.54%) Windows Server
9 276 (2.18%) Apple iOS
10 184 (1.45%) Solaris
11 174 (1.37%) Debian
12 129 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 82 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 74 (0.58%) AIX
15 73 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (0.47%) FreeBSD
17 53 (0.42%) VxWorks
18 36 (0.28%) Fedora
19 33 (0.26%) SUSE
20 30 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4243 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2629 (20.74%) DevOps
3 2323 (18.32%) Software Engineering
4 1670 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1546 (12.19%) TDD
6 1490 (11.75%) Analytics
7 1374 (10.84%) Scrum
8 1301 (10.26%) Open Source
9 1155 (9.11%) Configuration Management
10 1107 (8.73%) OO
11 1105 (8.72%) Machine Learning
12 682 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
13 648 (5.11%) Web Development
14 601 (4.74%) BDD
15 586 (4.62%) Mentoring
16 575 (4.54%) Data Analytics
17 552 (4.35%) OOP
18 546 (4.31%) Unit Testing
19 539 (4.25%) E-Commerce
19 539 (4.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5252 (41.43%) Java
2 3360 (26.50%) SQL
3 3015 (23.78%) C++
4 2957 (23.32%) Ruby
5 2896 (22.84%) JavaScript
6 2790 (22.01%) Perl
7 2285 (18.02%) Bash Shell
8 1992 (15.71%) C#
9 1757 (13.86%) PHP
10 1451 (11.45%) C
11 1004 (7.92%) Scala
12 939 (7.41%) R
13 749 (5.91%) PowerShell
14 649 (5.12%) Shell Script
15 464 (3.66%) Go
16 404 (3.19%) MATLAB
17 247 (1.95%) Groovy
18 175 (1.38%) PL/SQL
19 168 (1.33%) VBA
20 157 (1.24%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2574 (20.30%) Degree
2 574 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 555 (4.38%) PhD
4 254 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 189 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 177 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 173 (1.36%) CISSP
8 148 (1.17%) CEH
9 122 (0.96%) CCNA
10 118 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 116 (0.91%) ISEB
12 112 (0.88%) CREST Certified
13 99 (0.78%) CCNP
14 88 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 88 (0.69%) OSCP
15 84 (0.66%) GIAC
16 66 (0.52%) SANS
17 61 (0.48%) MCSE
18 59 (0.47%) AWS Certification
19 58 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 760 (5.99%) QA
2 127 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 65 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 63 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 62 (0.49%) SLA
6 41 (0.32%) SDET
7 38 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 35 (0.28%) GCP
9 28 (0.22%) COBIT
10 22 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.063%) ISO13485
11 8 (0.063%) MISRA
12 7 (0.055%) MiFID
13 6 (0.047%) ISO 8583
14 5 (0.039%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.039%) ISO27002
14 5 (0.039%) MISRA C
14 5 (0.039%) WAI
15 4 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.032%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1074 (8.47%) Docker
2 685 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (2.30%) vSphere
4 238 (1.88%) Active Directory
5 222 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 167 (1.32%) Xen
7 134 (1.06%) KVM
8 125 (0.99%) Firmware
9 114 (0.90%) Varnish
10 112 (0.88%) XenServer
11 106 (0.84%) HDFS
11 106 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 89 (0.70%) Apache Flume
13 81 (0.64%) NFS
14 78 (0.62%) VirtualBox
15 54 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 51 (0.40%) vCloud
17 45 (0.35%) Squid
18 44 (0.35%) LXC
18 44 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2149 (16.95%) Puppet
2 1692 (13.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1480 (11.67%) Ansible
4 416 (3.28%) Nagios
5 252 (1.99%) Salt
6 247 (1.95%) Kubernetes
7 151 (1.19%) Nessus
7 151 (1.19%) Terraform
8 141 (1.11%) ZABBIX
9 132 (1.04%) Nmap
10 128 (1.01%) Cobbler
11 125 (0.99%) Tivoli
12 112 (0.88%) logstash
13 96 (0.76%) Kibana
14 85 (0.67%) Mesos
15 77 (0.61%) HAProxy
16 74 (0.58%) SCCM
17 73 (0.58%) Cacti
18 72 (0.57%) Packer
19 69 (0.54%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1065 (8.40%) Oracle
2 962 (7.59%) VMware
3 809 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 738 (5.82%) Microsoft
5 391 (3.08%) Cisco
6 351 (2.77%) Google
7 297 (2.34%) Tableau
8 225 (1.77%) Splunk
9 209 (1.65%) HP
10 185 (1.46%) IBM
11 182 (1.44%) Sybase
12 165 (1.30%) Atlassian
13 156 (1.23%) SAP
14 154 (1.21%) Cloudera
15 116 (0.91%) Qualys
16 112 (0.88%) Hortonworks
17 103 (0.81%) Juniper
18 100 (0.79%) F5
19 97 (0.77%) Rackspace
20 95 (0.75%) Sophos
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + stock options
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Shares, Bonus etc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Remote Working
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 40,000-45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum Car, 33 Days Annual Leave, Pension,
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum Car, 33 Days Annual Leave, Pension,
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 hours ago