The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 59 77 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Permanent jobs citing Python 4698 3536 3297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.01% 3.25% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.75% 6.18% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3818 2959 2792
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60613 57242 63379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.72% 52.61% 53.74%
Number of salaries quoted 51472 49132 55776
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +15 4394 £50,000 +5.26% 534
London +13 2811 £55,000 +4.76% 299
City of London +2 621 £57,500 +9.52% 94
South East -10 544 £42,500 +13.33% 78
East of England +6 405 £42,500 -5.55% 61
Cambridgeshire +4 312 £42,500 -5.55% 45
Cambridge +5 264 £42,500 -5.55% 41
South West +40 207 £37,500 +15.38% 31
Scotland +16 193 £42,500 -10.52% 29
Surrey +44 150 £44,000 +25.71% 19
North West +34 124 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Berkshire -6 111 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Yorkshire -13 108 £40,000 +23.07% 18
Hampshire -15 103 £40,000 +5.26% 19
West Midlands +19 91 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Oxfordshire +12 88 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Glasgow +4 87 £45,500 -13.33% 15
Edinburgh +7 85 £41,500 - 13
East Midlands +41 75 £40,000 - 16
Bristol +27 73 £41,000 +9.33% 9
Manchester +25 67 £37,500 +3.44% 9
Reading +7 66 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Oxford +10 63 £36,250 -27.50% 7
West Yorkshire -23 60 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Hertfordshire -35 55 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Leeds -17 54 £40,000 +17.64% 11
Gloucestershire +15 53 £37,500 +15.38% 10
East Sussex -15 53 £38,750 +21.09% 2
Somerset +11 51 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Brighton -18 50 £37,500 +17.18% 2

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4293 (46.08%) Linux
2 3996 (42.89%) Java
3 2681 (28.78%) Perl
4 2503 (26.87%) Ruby
5 2483 (26.65%) C++
6 2481 (26.63%) Degree
7 2426 (26.04%) JavaScript
8 2282 (24.50%) SQL
9 2162 (23.21%) PHP
10 1916 (20.57%) UNIX
11 1821 (19.55%) Computer Science
12 1789 (19.20%) Finance
13 1752 (18.81%) MySQL
14 1748 (18.76%) C#
15 1718 (18.44%) HTML
16 1648 (17.69%) Software Engineering
17 1503 (16.13%) OO
18 1442 (15.48%) Bash Shell
19 1430 (15.35%) Windows
20 1407 (15.10%) CSS
21 1373 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
22 1300 (13.95%) Open Source
23 1278 (13.72%) C
24 1181 (12.68%) Puppet
25 1089 (11.69%) Git (software)
26 1021 (10.96%) TDD
27 963 (10.34%) Apache
28 923 (9.91%) jQuery
28 923 (9.91%) DevOps
29 900 (9.66%) Django

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (10.34%) Apache
2 479 (5.14%) Node.js
3 454 (4.87%) Tomcat
4 344 (3.69%) nginx
5 187 (2.01%) Drupal
6 183 (1.96%) SAS
7 178 (1.91%) IIS
8 160 (1.72%) Apache Pig
9 144 (1.55%) OpenStack
10 130 (1.40%) WebLogic
11 127 (1.36%) WordPress
12 126 (1.35%) CMS
13 119 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
14 99 (1.06%) WebSphere
15 96 (1.03%) Apache Solr
16 56 (0.60%) SharePoint
17 53 (0.57%) Jetty
18 49 (0.53%) GlassFish
19 43 (0.46%) Tornado
20 40 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 273 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 145 (1.56%) SPSS
3 99 (1.06%) MS Office
4 42 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 34 (0.36%) CPLEX
6 29 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 25 (0.27%) Stata
8 20 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 18 (0.19%) Maya
10 16 (0.17%) NASTRAN
10 16 (0.17%) S-PLUS
11 15 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 14 (0.15%) Simulink
12 14 (0.15%) Mathematica
13 12 (0.13%) 3ds Max
14 11 (0.12%) GIMP
15 9 (0.097%) Abaqus
16 7 (0.075%) Blender
16 7 (0.075%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.054%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 105 (1.13%) Magento
2 40 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 17 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.16%) Front Arena
4 15 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 13 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 12 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 11 (0.12%) SunGard APT
7 11 (0.12%) FastVal
8 9 (0.097%) Endur
8 9 (0.097%) RMDS
9 8 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.086%) SiteCatalyst
9 8 (0.086%) Optimost
10 5 (0.054%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.043%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.043%) Summit
12 3 (0.032%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 472 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 255 (2.74%) SaaS
3 223 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
4 197 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 84 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 77 (0.83%) GitHub
7 67 (0.72%) PaaS
8 62 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 52 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
10 43 (0.46%) Google App Engine
11 35 (0.38%) Google Apps
12 32 (0.34%) IaaS
13 27 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
13 27 (0.29%) ElastiCache
14 25 (0.27%) Office 365
14 25 (0.27%) Heroku
15 14 (0.15%) CloudFront
15 14 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
17 10 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 579 (6.22%) TCP/IP
2 469 (5.03%) Internet
3 447 (4.80%) HTTP
4 336 (3.61%) DNS
5 262 (2.81%) Firewall
6 210 (2.25%) LDAP
7 190 (2.04%) SAN
8 119 (1.28%) DHCP
9 106 (1.14%) NAS
10 104 (1.12%) Wireless
11 101 (1.08%) VPN
12 99 (1.06%) SSH
13 91 (0.98%) Network Security
14 89 (0.96%) WAN
15 87 (0.93%) Ethernet
16 85 (0.91%) LAN
17 69 (0.74%) SSL
18 65 (0.70%) SNMP
19 63 (0.68%) VoIP
19 63 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1752 (18.81%) MySQL
2 881 (9.46%) NoSQL
3 830 (8.91%) Big Data
4 728 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
5 679 (7.29%) Relational Database
6 661 (7.10%) Hadoop
7 654 (7.02%) MongoDB
8 625 (6.71%) SQL Server
9 291 (3.12%) Redis
10 282 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 275 (2.95%) RDBMS
12 263 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
13 255 (2.74%) Apache Hive
14 238 (2.55%) Data Mining
15 160 (1.72%) Oracle Database
16 112 (1.20%) HBase
17 107 (1.15%) Couchbase
18 87 (0.93%) DB2
19 76 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
20 73 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1089 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 568 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 555 (5.96%) Subversion
4 486 (5.22%) Selenium
5 322 (3.46%) Maven
6 244 (2.62%) JIRA
7 230 (2.47%) Ant
8 227 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 224 (2.40%) WebDriver
10 204 (2.19%) JUnit
11 188 (2.02%) Hudson
12 114 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 101 (1.08%) Mercurial
14 75 (0.81%) TeamCity
15 73 (0.78%) Grunt
16 72 (0.77%) Jasmine
16 72 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
17 67 (0.72%) Xcode
18 62 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
19 59 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 1789 (19.20%) Finance
2 516 (5.54%) Banking
3 497 (5.33%) Games
4 475 (5.10%) Front Office
5 332 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 330 (3.54%) Marketing
7 268 (2.88%) Retail
8 261 (2.80%) Advertising
9 227 (2.44%) Investment Banking
10 129 (1.38%) Publishing
11 124 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 117 (1.26%) Electronics
12 117 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 64 (0.69%) Back Office
14 61 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 56 (0.60%) Automotive
16 35 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 29 (0.31%) Legal
19 27 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 4174 (44.80%) Developer
2 916 (9.83%) Python Developer
3 818 (8.78%) Software Engineer
4 685 (7.35%) Senior Developer
5 657 (7.05%) Analyst
6 647 (6.95%) Administrator
7 592 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
8 540 (5.80%) Java Developer
9 519 (5.57%) Software Developer
10 485 (5.21%) Linux Administrator
11 481 (5.16%) C++ Developer
12 417 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 377 (4.05%) Web Developer
14 356 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
15 328 (3.52%) Junior
16 311 (3.34%) Test Engineer
17 291 (3.12%) PHP Developer
18 260 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
19 241 (2.59%) Tester
20 235 (2.52%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1718 (18.44%) HTML
2 1407 (15.10%) CSS
3 923 (9.91%) jQuery
4 900 (9.66%) Django
5 792 (8.50%) Web Services
6 768 (8.24%) .NET
7 767 (8.23%) HTML5
8 583 (6.26%) XML
9 451 (4.84%) CSS3
10 373 (4.00%) AngularJS
11 352 (3.78%) Backbone.js
12 348 (3.74%) LAMP
13 345 (3.70%) REST
14 316 (3.39%) SOAP
15 308 (3.31%) Spring
16 294 (3.16%) JSON
17 275 (2.95%) Ajax
18 274 (2.94%) J2EE
19 272 (2.92%) Ruby on Rails
20 252 (2.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1821 (19.55%) Computer Science
2 1300 (13.95%) Open Source
3 700 (7.51%) Mathematics
4 358 (3.84%) Hedge funds
5 335 (3.60%) Physics
6 302 (3.24%) Statistics
7 294 (3.16%) Visualisation
8 267 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 260 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 228 (2.45%) Derivative
11 204 (2.19%) Equities
12 194 (2.08%) Fixed Income
13 188 (2.02%) Digital Media
14 165 (1.77%) Social Media
15 138 (1.48%) GIS
16 122 (1.31%) Artificial Intelligence
17 121 (1.30%) Management Information System
18 113 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
19 111 (1.19%) Clustering
20 84 (0.90%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4293 (46.08%) Linux
2 1916 (20.57%) UNIX
3 1430 (15.35%) Windows
4 546 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 525 (5.64%) Ubuntu
6 475 (5.10%) Android
7 449 (4.82%) CentOS
8 374 (4.01%) Apple iOS
9 357 (3.83%) Debian
10 283 (3.04%) Solaris
11 176 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 98 (1.05%) AIX
13 74 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 63 (0.68%) SUSE
15 53 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (0.56%) Fedora
17 42 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 38 (0.41%) Windows 7
18 38 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 33 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1648 (17.69%) Software Engineering
2 1503 (16.13%) OO
3 1373 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 1021 (10.96%) TDD
5 923 (9.91%) DevOps
6 741 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
7 711 (7.63%) Scrum
8 672 (7.21%) E-Commerce
9 661 (7.10%) Analytics
10 549 (5.89%) MVC
11 503 (5.40%) Multithreading
12 492 (5.28%) Configuration Management
13 445 (4.78%) Web Development
14 427 (4.58%) OOP
15 384 (4.12%) BDD
16 332 (3.56%) Automated Testing
17 330 (3.54%) Low Latency
18 302 (3.24%) Test Automation
19 301 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
20 288 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3996 (42.89%) Java
2 2681 (28.78%) Perl
3 2503 (26.87%) Ruby
4 2483 (26.65%) C++
5 2426 (26.04%) JavaScript
6 2282 (24.50%) SQL
7 2162 (23.21%) PHP
8 1748 (18.76%) C#
9 1442 (15.48%) Bash Shell
10 1278 (13.72%) C
11 468 (5.02%) Shell Script
12 457 (4.91%) Scala
13 359 (3.85%) R
14 259 (2.78%) PowerShell
15 247 (2.65%) MATLAB
16 163 (1.75%) VBA
17 149 (1.60%) Erlang
18 139 (1.49%) PL/SQL
19 135 (1.45%) F#
20 128 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2481 (26.63%) Degree
2 298 (3.20%) PhD
3 255 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 129 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 104 (1.12%) ISEB
6 84 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 79 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 63 (0.68%) CISSP
9 58 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 55 (0.59%) CCNA
11 48 (0.52%) RHCE
12 35 (0.38%) Postgraduate
13 34 (0.36%) CEH
14 29 (0.31%) CCNP
15 27 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.19%) OSCP
19 16 (0.17%) CCIE
20 15 (0.16%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 893 (9.59%) QA
2 104 (1.12%) SLA
3 65 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 33 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 25 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 13 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.097%) JTAG
9 8 (0.086%) DO-178B
9 8 (0.086%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.054%) ISO 9002
11 2 (0.021%) WAI
11 2 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.011%) COREP
12 1 (0.011%) UCITS
12 1 (0.011%) COBIT
12 1 (0.011%) MiFID
12 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.011%) GPG13
12 1 (0.011%) EMIR
System Software
1 378 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 185 (1.99%) KVM
3 181 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 164 (1.76%) Xen
5 135 (1.45%) NFS
6 93 (1.00%) Varnish
7 69 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 68 (0.73%) vSphere
9 46 (0.49%) Snort
10 45 (0.48%) Postfix
11 43 (0.46%) XenServer
12 39 (0.42%) Samba
13 36 (0.39%) Nmap
14 34 (0.36%) vCloud
15 32 (0.34%) VMware ESX
16 31 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
17 30 (0.32%) Squid
18 29 (0.31%) Sendmail
19 24 (0.26%) HDFS
20 22 (0.24%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1181 (12.68%) Puppet
2 873 (9.37%) Opscode Chef
3 562 (6.03%) Nagios
4 198 (2.13%) ZABBIX
5 145 (1.56%) Salt
6 141 (1.51%) Ansible
7 131 (1.41%) Vagrant
8 100 (1.07%) Cacti
9 96 (1.03%) CFEngine
10 80 (0.86%) logstash
11 78 (0.84%) Zenoss
12 73 (0.78%) Ganglia
13 70 (0.75%) HAProxy
14 65 (0.70%) OpenView
15 64 (0.69%) Tivoli
16 45 (0.48%) Munin
17 44 (0.47%) Capistrano
18 39 (0.42%) StatsD
18 39 (0.42%) Opsview
19 32 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 890 (9.55%) Oracle
2 790 (8.48%) Red Hat
3 533 (5.72%) VMware
4 511 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 233 (2.50%) Google
6 202 (2.17%) Cisco
7 199 (2.14%) JBoss
8 191 (2.05%) Sybase
9 183 (1.96%) Zend
10 172 (1.85%) HP
11 120 (1.29%) IBM
12 118 (1.27%) Facebook
12 118 (1.27%) Rackspace
13 102 (1.09%) Citrix
14 89 (0.96%) Perforce
15 87 (0.93%) EMC
16 81 (0.87%) Splunk
17 75 (0.81%) Tableau
17 75 (0.81%) SaltStack
18 73 (0.78%) Juniper
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 to £75000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Glasgow Area
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 38 minutes ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 42 minutes ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent bonus package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + extremely generous bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Betting Appointments
Salary: Negotiable Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: On Application
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits and 10% discretionary bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago