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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 35 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Permanent jobs citing Python 6345 4805 4618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.14% 4.33% 3.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.84% 8.49% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5370 3974 3768
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
53611 56590 62933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.87% 50.96% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46339 48102 53221
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average 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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +29 5991 £55,000 +10.00% 888
London +13 3584 £60,000 +4.34% 478
South East +39 934 £47,500 +5.55% 150
City of London +17 693 £60,000 +4.34% 123
East of England +3 382 £45,000 - 84
South West +14 327 £45,000 +9.75% 57
Yorkshire +59 320 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Oxfordshire +19 238 £55,000 +20.87% 31
Cambridgeshire -6 236 £45,000 - 65
Berkshire +44 210 £52,000 +4.00% 42
West Yorkshire +54 207 £42,500 - 32
Surrey +32 200 £46,000 -3.15% 32
Cambridge -5 186 £45,000 - 58
Leeds +36 169 £42,500 -3.95% 29
Hampshire +21 165 £42,500 +6.25% 28
North West +50 164 £40,750 +8.66% 41
West Midlands +20 134 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Gloucestershire +26 132 £50,000 +6.38% 22
Scotland -10 130 £32,500 -27.77% 33
Reading +39 125 £52,500 +16.66% 28
East Midlands +57 119 £40,000 - 9
Oxford +14 109 £55,000 +15.78% 18
Manchester +31 105 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Hertfordshire +30 96 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Bristol -28 92 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Glasgow +5 81 £30,000 -33.33% 13
Abingdon +19 71 £27,500 -45.00% 3
Wales +24 65 £37,500 - 10
South Wales +25 64 £37,500 - 10
Cheltenham +23 64 £50,000 +42.85% 9

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5371 (43.27%) Linux
2 4827 (38.89%) Java
3 3950 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3330 (26.83%) SQL
5 3092 (24.91%) C++
6 2975 (23.97%) JavaScript
7 2969 (23.92%) Ruby
8 2851 (22.97%) Perl
9 2772 (22.33%) Degree
10 2383 (19.20%) Finance
11 2281 (18.38%) Software Engineering
12 2157 (17.38%) Computer Science
12 2157 (17.38%) DevOps
13 2100 (16.92%) Bash Shell
14 2034 (16.39%) C#
15 1947 (15.69%) Unix
16 1936 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
17 1881 (15.15%) PHP
18 1869 (15.06%) Puppet
19 1792 (14.44%) Windows
20 1778 (14.32%) HTML
21 1759 (14.17%) Git (software)
22 1711 (13.79%) MySQL
23 1675 (13.50%) Big Data
24 1591 (12.82%) TDD
25 1455 (11.72%) CSS
26 1421 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
27 1417 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
28 1415 (11.40%) Analytics
29 1347 (10.85%) Open Source

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1051 (8.47%) Apache
2 761 (6.13%) Node.js
3 727 (5.86%) Apache Spark
4 680 (5.48%) Tomcat
5 485 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
6 431 (3.47%) OpenStack
7 423 (3.41%) nginx
8 393 (3.17%) JBoss
9 309 (2.49%) SAS
10 251 (2.02%) Apache Pig
11 238 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 190 (1.53%) IIS
13 151 (1.22%) Confluence
14 142 (1.14%) WebSphere
15 139 (1.12%) CMS
16 134 (1.08%) Jetty
17 126 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 114 (0.92%) CloudStack
19 70 (0.56%) Drupal
20 51 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 339 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 136 (1.10%) SPSS
3 87 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 66 (0.53%) MS Office
5 48 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 46 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 21 (0.17%) Gliffy
7 21 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 20 (0.16%) Mathematica
9 19 (0.15%) InDesign
9 19 (0.15%) Maya
10 16 (0.13%) MS Visio
11 14 (0.11%) Stata
12 13 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
12 13 (0.10%) MODO
13 12 (0.097%) GNU Octave
13 12 (0.097%) LaTeX
13 12 (0.097%) Weka
14 11 (0.089%) Gephi
15 9 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 91 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.16%) Odoo
4 16 (0.13%) FastStats
5 12 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.081%) Magento
7 7 (0.056%) RMDS
8 6 (0.048%) Toggl
9 4 (0.032%) Finacle
9 4 (0.032%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.032%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.032%) Misys Opics
9 4 (0.032%) ReMetrica
9 4 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.032%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.024%) Adaptiv
10 3 (0.024%) Documaker
10 3 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.024%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 3 (0.024%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1936 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 364 (2.93%) SaaS
3 331 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 283 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
5 257 (2.07%) GitHub
6 226 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 199 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 176 (1.42%) IaaS
9 173 (1.39%) PaaS
10 148 (1.19%) Amazon S3
11 100 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 88 (0.71%) Google App Engine
13 85 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 76 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 54 (0.44%) Route 53
16 51 (0.41%) Heroku
17 48 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
18 45 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 39 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 38 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 585 (4.71%) Firewall
2 491 (3.96%) DNS
3 474 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 447 (3.60%) Internet
5 411 (3.31%) HTTP
6 181 (1.46%) SSL
7 170 (1.37%) VPN
8 156 (1.26%) Network Security
9 154 (1.24%) LAN
10 146 (1.18%) WAN
11 134 (1.08%) LDAP
12 119 (0.96%) DHCP
13 109 (0.88%) BGP
14 103 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
15 96 (0.77%) SMTP
16 94 (0.76%) SAN
17 93 (0.75%) Wireless
18 90 (0.73%) OSPF
19 88 (0.71%) VoIP
20 80 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1711 (13.79%) MySQL
2 1675 (13.50%) Big Data
3 1272 (10.25%) Hadoop
4 1248 (10.05%) NoSQL
5 1105 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
6 996 (8.02%) MongoDB
7 969 (7.81%) SQL Server
8 689 (5.55%) Relational Database
9 469 (3.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 439 (3.54%) Redis
11 423 (3.41%) Apache Hive
12 384 (3.09%) Data Mining
13 266 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
14 247 (1.99%) RDBMS
15 194 (1.56%) HBase
16 173 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
17 153 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 146 (1.18%) Neo4j
19 131 (1.06%) Couchbase
20 123 (0.99%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1759 (14.17%) Git (software)
2 1323 (10.66%) Jenkins
3 567 (4.57%) Selenium
4 522 (4.21%) JIRA
5 502 (4.04%) Subversion
6 441 (3.55%) Maven
7 305 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 274 (2.21%) JUnit
9 237 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 230 (1.85%) Vagrant
11 199 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 175 (1.41%) Hudson
13 171 (1.38%) Ant
14 145 (1.17%) WebDriver
15 107 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 103 (0.83%) Visual Studio
17 102 (0.82%) Grunt
18 101 (0.81%) RSpec
19 85 (0.68%) Gradle
20 77 (0.62%) gulp
General
1 2383 (19.20%) Finance
2 627 (5.05%) Banking
3 605 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 518 (4.17%) Marketing
5 505 (4.07%) Front Office
6 492 (3.96%) Games
7 366 (2.95%) Retail
8 227 (1.83%) Law
9 221 (1.78%) Advertising
10 200 (1.61%) Electronics
11 180 (1.45%) Manufacturing
12 158 (1.27%) Investment Banking
13 135 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 124 (1.00%) Publishing
15 114 (0.92%) Back Office
16 94 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 78 (0.63%) Automotive
18 48 (0.39%) Legal
19 44 (0.35%) Aerospace
20 32 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4677 (37.68%) Developer
2 1703 (13.72%) Python Developer
3 1054 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 978 (7.88%) Software Engineer
5 933 (7.52%) Linux Engineer
6 911 (7.34%) Java Developer
7 779 (6.28%) Senior Developer
8 770 (6.20%) Administrator
9 759 (6.12%) Analyst
10 615 (4.95%) C++ Developer
11 608 (4.90%) Data Scientist
12 564 (4.54%) Systems Administrator
13 554 (4.46%) Software Developer
14 528 (4.25%) Linux Administrator
15 474 (3.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 448 (3.61%) Junior
17 444 (3.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 419 (3.38%) C# Developer
19 405 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
20 397 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1778 (14.32%) HTML
2 1455 (11.72%) CSS
3 1090 (8.78%) .NET
4 1062 (8.56%) Web Services
5 1023 (8.24%) Django
6 921 (7.42%) AngularJS
7 775 (6.24%) jQuery
8 737 (5.94%) LAMP
9 694 (5.59%) HTML5
10 603 (4.86%) XML
11 558 (4.50%) RESTful
12 464 (3.74%) Spring
13 463 (3.73%) REST
14 440 (3.54%) CSS3
15 435 (3.50%) JSON
16 314 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
17 300 (2.42%) Hibernate
18 282 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
19 265 (2.14%) Flask
20 254 (2.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2157 (17.38%) Computer Science
2 1228 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1066 (8.59%) Mathematics
4 874 (7.04%) Algorithms
5 759 (6.12%) Visualisation
6 588 (4.74%) Hedge funds
7 497 (4.00%) Statistics
8 471 (3.79%) Physics
9 386 (3.11%) User Experience
10 365 (2.94%) Fintech
11 361 (2.91%) Mobile App
12 279 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 270 (2.18%) Data Structures
14 242 (1.95%) Data Centre
15 240 (1.93%) Fixed Income
16 238 (1.92%) Management Information System
17 234 (1.89%) Derivative
18 233 (1.88%) Equities
19 170 (1.37%) Artificial Intelligence
20 163 (1.31%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5371 (43.27%) Linux
2 1947 (15.69%) Unix
3 1792 (14.44%) Windows
4 645 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 610 (4.91%) CentOS
6 426 (3.43%) Android
7 394 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 333 (2.68%) Windows Server
9 315 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 217 (1.75%) Debian
11 148 (1.19%) Solaris
12 113 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 103 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 96 (0.77%) Windows Phone
15 81 (0.65%) AIX
16 63 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 57 (0.46%) SUSE
18 35 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
19 32 (0.26%) Fedora
20 28 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3950 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2281 (18.38%) Software Engineering
3 2157 (17.38%) DevOps
4 1591 (12.82%) TDD
5 1421 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1415 (11.40%) Analytics
7 1347 (10.85%) Open Source
8 1246 (10.04%) Scrum
9 1193 (9.61%) OO
10 992 (7.99%) Machine Learning
11 890 (7.17%) Configuration Management
12 630 (5.08%) E-Commerce
13 629 (5.07%) Web Development
14 609 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
15 596 (4.80%) BDD
16 582 (4.69%) Unit Testing
17 571 (4.60%) SDLC
18 541 (4.36%) OOP
19 529 (4.26%) Mentoring
20 505 (4.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4827 (38.89%) Java
2 3330 (26.83%) SQL
3 3092 (24.91%) C++
4 2975 (23.97%) JavaScript
5 2969 (23.92%) Ruby
6 2851 (22.97%) Perl
7 2100 (16.92%) Bash Shell
8 2034 (16.39%) C#
9 1881 (15.15%) PHP
10 1233 (9.93%) C
11 1025 (8.26%) R
12 929 (7.48%) Scala
13 646 (5.20%) Shell Script
14 569 (4.58%) PowerShell
15 405 (3.26%) MATLAB
16 342 (2.76%) Go
17 189 (1.52%) Clojure
18 172 (1.39%) T-SQL
19 164 (1.32%) Objective-C
20 139 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2772 (22.33%) Degree
2 563 (4.54%) PhD
3 527 (4.25%) Security Cleared
4 267 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 216 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 187 (1.51%) DV Cleared
7 142 (1.14%) CCNP
8 129 (1.04%) CCNA
9 110 (0.89%) CISSP
10 91 (0.73%) ISEB
11 81 (0.65%) CREST Certified
12 73 (0.59%) CEH
13 71 (0.57%) RHCE
14 63 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 62 (0.50%) ISTQB
16 54 (0.44%) GIAC
17 47 (0.38%) SANS
18 46 (0.37%) AWS Certification
19 45 (0.36%) MCSE
20 44 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 822 (6.62%) QA
2 65 (0.52%) SLA
3 61 (0.49%) SDET
4 56 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 54 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.13%) COBIT
7 11 (0.089%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.089%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.089%) MISRA
8 9 (0.073%) ISO27002
9 7 (0.056%) COSO
9 7 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.048%) DICOM
10 6 (0.048%) GAMP
10 6 (0.048%) GMP
10 6 (0.048%) HL7
10 6 (0.048%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.040%) ISO13485
11 5 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 755 (6.08%) Docker
2 655 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (1.81%) Xen
4 212 (1.71%) KVM
5 211 (1.70%) Active Directory
6 202 (1.63%) vSphere
7 179 (1.44%) Varnish
8 169 (1.36%) HDFS
9 102 (0.82%) XenServer
10 97 (0.78%) NFS
11 94 (0.76%) Hyper-V
12 93 (0.75%) Apache Flume
13 92 (0.74%) VirtualBox
14 90 (0.73%) Firmware
15 78 (0.63%) Squid
16 68 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
17 66 (0.53%) VMware ESX
18 61 (0.49%) iptables
19 60 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 47 (0.38%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1869 (15.06%) Puppet
2 1417 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
3 982 (7.91%) Ansible
4 593 (4.78%) Nagios
5 263 (2.12%) Salt
6 196 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 128 (1.03%) Cobbler
8 122 (0.98%) logstash
9 121 (0.97%) Graphite
10 105 (0.85%) Cacti
11 101 (0.81%) Kubernetes
12 98 (0.79%) Tivoli
13 90 (0.73%) Kibana
14 86 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
15 85 (0.68%) Nessus
16 82 (0.66%) Mesos
17 75 (0.60%) Oozie
18 66 (0.53%) Grafana
19 60 (0.48%) Nmap
20 53 (0.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1067 (8.60%) Oracle
2 952 (7.67%) VMware
3 920 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 658 (5.30%) Microsoft
5 456 (3.67%) Cisco
6 349 (2.81%) Google
7 265 (2.14%) Tableau
8 251 (2.02%) Splunk
9 180 (1.45%) F5
10 166 (1.34%) Hortonworks
11 161 (1.30%) HP
12 156 (1.26%) Cloudera
12 156 (1.26%) Juniper
13 150 (1.21%) Sybase
14 135 (1.09%) SAP
15 134 (1.08%) Facebook
16 132 (1.06%) IBM
17 111 (0.89%) Sophos
18 107 (0.86%) Atlassian
19 103 (0.83%) EMC
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