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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 84 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Python 4357 3358 3365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.15% 2.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.50% 5.95% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3578 2845 2900
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
58102 56474 62168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.75% 52.93% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48669 48759 54500
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +19 4096 £50,000 +3.09% 535
London +12 2594 £55,000 +4.76% 280
City of London +8 581 £57,500 +9.52% 102
South East -4 492 £42,500 +6.25% 76
East of England +18 427 £42,500 +6.25% 60
Cambridgeshire +6 323 £42,500 - 43
Cambridge +9 292 £42,500 - 37
South West +14 162 £42,250 +24.26% 44
Scotland +22 157 £41,500 -17.00% 15
Surrey +40 129 £42,500 +13.33% 18
Hampshire +19 128 £40,000 +5.26% 5
North West +5 101 £37,500 +7.14% 27
West Midlands +33 100 £35,000 +12.90% 5
Yorkshire -34 96 £40,000 +6.66% 28
East Midlands +65 84 £40,000 +39.13% 9
Berkshire -29 84 £47,500 +11.76% 17
Edinburgh +23 76 £40,750 -6.85% 8
Oxfordshire -11 67 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Glasgow +4 63 £42,500 -19.04% 5
Gloucestershire +24 62 £37,500 - 14
Manchester +11 61 £37,500 +7.14% 14
West Yorkshire -23 61 £41,500 +10.66% 15
Hertfordshire -26 61 £40,000 - 16
Leeds -8 60 £41,500 +16.08% 14
Bristol +5 57 £42,500 +25.00% 14
Nottinghamshire +44 49 £42,500 -14.14% 4
Nottingham +40 49 £42,500 -14.14% 4
East Sussex -13 49 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Brighton -15 47 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Southampton +29 45 £35,000 +12.90% 2

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4323 (46.56%) Linux
2 3825 (41.20%) Java
3 2747 (29.59%) Perl
4 2746 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
5 2553 (27.50%) Ruby
6 2514 (27.08%) C++
7 2349 (25.30%) Degree
8 2283 (24.59%) JavaScript
9 2245 (24.18%) SQL
10 2023 (21.79%) PHP
11 1808 (19.47%) Finance
12 1777 (19.14%) MySQL
13 1770 (19.07%) UNIX
14 1754 (18.89%) C#
15 1710 (18.42%) Computer Science
16 1638 (17.64%) Software Engineering
17 1615 (17.40%) HTML
18 1584 (17.06%) Windows
19 1574 (16.95%) Bash Shell
20 1390 (14.97%) OO
21 1324 (14.26%) CSS
22 1323 (14.25%) Puppet
23 1297 (13.97%) C
24 1278 (13.77%) Open Source
25 1168 (12.58%) Git (software)
26 1097 (11.82%) TDD
27 1068 (11.50%) DevOps
28 983 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
29 935 (10.07%) Apache
30 897 (9.66%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 935 (10.07%) Apache
2 494 (5.32%) Node.js
3 453 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 379 (4.08%) nginx
5 164 (1.77%) IIS
6 161 (1.73%) OpenStack
7 158 (1.70%) SAS
8 134 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 134 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 133 (1.43%) Apache Pig
10 130 (1.40%) CMS
11 115 (1.24%) Drupal
12 101 (1.09%) Apache Solr
13 85 (0.92%) WordPress
14 80 (0.86%) WebSphere
15 60 (0.65%) SharePoint
16 51 (0.55%) GlassFish
17 46 (0.50%) Jetty
18 45 (0.48%) ArcGIS
19 41 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 264 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 115 (1.24%) SPSS
3 94 (1.01%) MS Office
4 36 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.31%) CPLEX
7 25 (0.27%) 3ds Max
8 24 (0.26%) Maya
9 22 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
10 21 (0.23%) Stata
11 17 (0.18%) S-PLUS
12 16 (0.17%) NASTRAN
13 15 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
14 14 (0.15%) Simulink
15 11 (0.12%) Mathematica
16 10 (0.11%) FrameMaker
16 10 (0.11%) Abaqus
16 10 (0.11%) Blender
17 9 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
18 8 (0.086%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 87 (0.94%) Magento
2 30 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 27 (0.29%) Endur
4 19 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.14%) RMDS
8 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.086%) Optimost
11 6 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.054%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.032%) Front Arena
13 3 (0.032%) SunGard APT
13 3 (0.032%) FastVal
13 3 (0.032%) SiteCatalyst
14 2 (0.022%) Markit EDM
14 2 (0.022%) IntelliMatch
14 2 (0.022%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 455 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (2.50%) SaaS
3 179 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
4 177 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 73 (0.79%) GitHub
5 73 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 55 (0.59%) PaaS
7 51 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 40 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 35 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
10 34 (0.37%) Google App Engine
11 32 (0.34%) Office 365
12 29 (0.31%) Google Apps
13 28 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
13 28 (0.30%) ElastiCache
13 28 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 27 (0.29%) IaaS
14 27 (0.29%) Heroku
15 12 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 11 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 637 (6.86%) TCP/IP
2 459 (4.94%) Internet
3 455 (4.90%) HTTP
4 357 (3.85%) DNS
5 246 (2.65%) Firewall
6 197 (2.12%) LDAP
7 169 (1.82%) SAN
8 135 (1.45%) DHCP
9 123 (1.32%) SSH
10 97 (1.04%) WAN
10 97 (1.04%) LAN
11 96 (1.03%) Wireless
12 87 (0.94%) Network Security
13 84 (0.90%) VPN
14 82 (0.88%) SNMP
15 81 (0.87%) NAS
16 77 (0.83%) SSL
17 73 (0.79%) Ethernet
18 71 (0.76%) VoIP
19 69 (0.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1777 (19.14%) MySQL
2 795 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 781 (8.41%) Big Data
4 773 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 640 (6.89%) Relational Database
6 634 (6.83%) SQL Server
7 617 (6.65%) Hadoop
8 614 (6.61%) MongoDB
9 290 (3.12%) Redis
10 265 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 263 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
12 239 (2.57%) RDBMS
13 220 (2.37%) Apache Hive
14 193 (2.08%) Data Mining
14 193 (2.08%) Oracle Database
15 108 (1.16%) Couchbase
16 106 (1.14%) HBase
17 103 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
18 98 (1.06%) DB2
19 71 (0.76%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1168 (12.58%) Git (software)
2 634 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 531 (5.72%) Subversion
4 453 (4.88%) Selenium
5 313 (3.37%) Maven
6 269 (2.90%) JIRA
7 215 (2.32%) Cucumber
8 211 (2.27%) WebDriver
9 195 (2.10%) Ant
10 180 (1.94%) Hudson
11 177 (1.91%) JUnit
12 124 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 98 (1.06%) Mercurial
14 94 (1.01%) Jasmine
15 85 (0.92%) TeamCity
16 73 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 65 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
18 58 (0.62%) Visual Studio
18 58 (0.62%) Bugzilla
18 58 (0.62%) PHPUnit
General
1 1808 (19.47%) Finance
2 559 (6.02%) Banking
3 503 (5.42%) Games
4 481 (5.18%) Front Office
5 315 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 295 (3.18%) Marketing
7 254 (2.74%) Investment Banking
8 221 (2.38%) Advertising
9 219 (2.36%) Retail
10 162 (1.74%) Publishing
11 143 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 121 (1.30%) Electronics
13 120 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 66 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 60 (0.65%) Back Office
16 54 (0.58%) Automotive
17 44 (0.47%) Multimedia
18 43 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 41 (0.44%) Law
20 31 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3931 (42.34%) Developer
2 936 (10.08%) Python Developer
3 818 (8.81%) Software Engineer
4 744 (8.01%) Administrator
5 689 (7.42%) Systems Administrator
6 663 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 654 (7.04%) Analyst
8 535 (5.76%) Linux Administrator
9 512 (5.51%) Java Developer
10 472 (5.08%) C++ Developer
11 457 (4.92%) Software Developer
12 445 (4.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 389 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
14 329 (3.54%) Web Developer
15 320 (3.45%) Junior
16 301 (3.24%) Test Engineer
17 263 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 249 (2.68%) Consultant
19 248 (2.67%) Tester
20 242 (2.61%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1615 (17.40%) HTML
2 1324 (14.26%) CSS
3 897 (9.66%) jQuery
4 857 (9.23%) Django
5 777 (8.37%) Web Services
6 751 (8.09%) .NET
7 690 (7.43%) HTML5
8 566 (6.10%) XML
9 418 (4.50%) AngularJS
10 413 (4.45%) LAMP
11 397 (4.28%) CSS3
12 343 (3.69%) REST
13 320 (3.45%) Backbone.js
14 315 (3.39%) JSON
15 304 (3.27%) Spring
16 284 (3.06%) SOAP
17 271 (2.92%) RESTful
18 259 (2.79%) Ruby on Rails
19 236 (2.54%) J2EE
20 232 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1710 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 1278 (13.77%) Open Source
3 685 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 619 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 325 (3.50%) Hedge funds
6 299 (3.22%) Physics
7 279 (3.01%) Statistics
8 275 (2.96%) Visualisation
9 265 (2.85%) User Experience
10 239 (2.57%) Mobile App
11 205 (2.21%) Derivative
12 202 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 171 (1.84%) Fixed Income
14 166 (1.79%) Digital Media
15 155 (1.67%) Equities
16 148 (1.59%) Social Media
17 120 (1.29%) Clustering
18 119 (1.28%) Artificial Intelligence
19 114 (1.23%) GIS
20 105 (1.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4323 (46.56%) Linux
2 1770 (19.07%) UNIX
3 1584 (17.06%) Windows
4 563 (6.06%) Ubuntu
5 545 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 534 (5.75%) CentOS
7 440 (4.74%) Android
8 351 (3.78%) Debian
9 345 (3.72%) Apple iOS
10 303 (3.26%) Solaris
11 160 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 100 (1.08%) AIX
13 74 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 68 (0.73%) SUSE
15 64 (0.69%) Fedora
16 57 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 52 (0.56%) Windows 7
18 42 (0.45%) Mac OS
19 41 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
20 36 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2746 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1638 (17.64%) Software Engineering
3 1390 (14.97%) OO
4 1097 (11.82%) TDD
5 1068 (11.50%) DevOps
6 822 (8.85%) Scrum
7 780 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
8 620 (6.68%) Analytics
9 617 (6.65%) E-Commerce
10 535 (5.76%) Configuration Management
11 524 (5.64%) Multithreading
12 469 (5.05%) MVC
13 452 (4.87%) Mentoring
14 449 (4.84%) BDD
15 407 (4.38%) Web Development
16 358 (3.86%) OOP
17 345 (3.72%) Automated Testing
18 327 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
19 315 (3.39%) ITIL
20 290 (3.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3825 (41.20%) Java
2 2747 (29.59%) Perl
3 2553 (27.50%) Ruby
4 2514 (27.08%) C++
5 2283 (24.59%) JavaScript
6 2245 (24.18%) SQL
7 2023 (21.79%) PHP
8 1754 (18.89%) C#
9 1574 (16.95%) Bash Shell
10 1297 (13.97%) C
11 485 (5.22%) Shell Script
12 459 (4.94%) Scala
13 314 (3.38%) R
14 304 (3.27%) PowerShell
15 241 (2.60%) MATLAB
16 149 (1.60%) VBA
17 140 (1.51%) Objective-C
18 139 (1.50%) Groovy
19 129 (1.39%) T-SQL
20 115 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2349 (25.30%) Degree
2 278 (2.99%) PhD
3 243 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 129 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 112 (1.21%) ISEB
6 106 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 74 (0.80%) CCNA
9 60 (0.65%) CISSP
9 60 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 55 (0.59%) RHCE
11 36 (0.39%) CCNP
12 35 (0.38%) Postgraduate
13 33 (0.36%) CEH
14 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
17 18 (0.19%) LPIC
18 17 (0.18%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (9.04%) QA
2 105 (1.13%) SLA
3 63 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 59 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 12 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.13%) JTAG
8 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.054%) TickIT
9 5 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 5 (0.054%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.032%) WCAG
11 2 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.022%) COBIT
11 2 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.011%) COREP
12 1 (0.011%) UCITS
12 1 (0.011%) MiFID
System Software
1 425 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 214 (2.31%) KVM
3 189 (2.04%) Xen
4 165 (1.78%) Active Directory
5 141 (1.52%) NFS
6 88 (0.95%) Varnish
7 82 (0.88%) Hyper-V
8 71 (0.76%) vSphere
9 69 (0.74%) Snort
10 43 (0.46%) Postfix
11 41 (0.44%) XenServer
11 41 (0.44%) Docker
12 39 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 39 (0.42%) Samba
13 32 (0.34%) Sendmail
14 31 (0.33%) VMware ESX
15 29 (0.31%) Nmap
16 25 (0.27%) vCloud
17 24 (0.26%) Squid
17 24 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1323 (14.25%) Puppet
2 983 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
3 622 (6.70%) Nagios
4 202 (2.18%) ZABBIX
5 185 (1.99%) Ansible
6 172 (1.85%) Salt
7 128 (1.38%) Vagrant
8 115 (1.24%) CFEngine
9 111 (1.20%) Cacti
10 81 (0.87%) Zenoss
11 68 (0.73%) logstash
11 68 (0.73%) Ganglia
12 61 (0.66%) HAProxy
13 51 (0.55%) Tivoli
14 48 (0.52%) OpenView
15 42 (0.45%) Munin
16 38 (0.41%) Opsview
17 37 (0.40%) Capistrano
18 34 (0.37%) StatsD
19 33 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 826 (8.90%) Red Hat
2 818 (8.81%) Oracle
3 582 (6.27%) VMware
4 511 (5.50%) Microsoft
5 220 (2.37%) Google
6 198 (2.13%) JBoss
7 191 (2.06%) Cisco
8 183 (1.97%) Sybase
9 165 (1.78%) HP
10 149 (1.60%) Zend
11 110 (1.18%) Rackspace
12 102 (1.10%) IBM
13 97 (1.04%) Facebook
14 93 (1.00%) Citrix
15 84 (0.90%) Perforce
16 82 (0.88%) Reuters
17 81 (0.87%) Tableau
18 79 (0.85%) Splunk
19 77 (0.83%) EMC
20 74 (0.80%) Bloomberg
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Harnham
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
HMRC
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum salary dependant on experience (mult
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago