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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 56 64 98
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +34
Permanent jobs citing Python 4813 4641 3137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.38% 3.92% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.54% 7.46% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3983 3770 2674
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
56347 62228 58432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.23% 52.56% 53.56%
Number of salaries quoted 47906 52777 50312
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +8 4509 £50,000 +1.01% 679
London +14 2742 £57,500 +4.54% 350
South East +23 684 £45,000 - 135
City of London +29 605 £57,500 +4.54% 103
East of England -5 391 £45,000 +12.50% 74
Cambridgeshire +3 301 £45,000 +5.88% 61
South West +15 285 £42,500 +21.42% 45
Cambridge +2 270 £45,000 +8.43% 53
Yorkshire +71 184 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Hampshire +22 152 £42,250 -0.58% 20
Bristol +29 147 £51,500 +47.14% 18
Scotland -9 137 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Berkshire -1 136 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Surrey +32 132 £47,500 - 25
Oxfordshire +6 121 £45,000 - 30
North West -15 116 £37,500 +7.14% 24
West Yorkshire +61 115 £42,500 +21.42% 14
Leeds +68 106 £43,000 +22.85% 11
Reading 0 87 £45,000 -14.28% 32
West Midlands -16 81 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Manchester +22 78 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Oxford +10 76 £47,500 +5.55% 13
Gloucestershire -5 69 £46,500 +37.77% 3
Edinburgh +7 63 £45,000 +12.50% 25
East Sussex -4 63 £40,000 - 12
Glasgow -12 63 £45,000 -4.25% 19
Hertfordshire -36 61 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Brighton -1 59 £40,000 - 8
East Midlands +5 52 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Wales +27 47 £37,500 +7.14% 5

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4168 (48.08%) Linux
2 3220 (37.15%) Java
3 2761 (31.85%) Perl
4 2623 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2446 (28.22%) SQL
6 2260 (26.07%) JavaScript
7 2137 (24.65%) Ruby
8 2000 (23.07%) C++
9 1923 (22.19%) Degree
10 1901 (21.93%) PHP
11 1742 (20.10%) UNIX
12 1739 (20.06%) Finance
13 1584 (18.27%) HTML
14 1535 (17.71%) Software Engineering
15 1514 (17.47%) MySQL
16 1497 (17.27%) Bash Shell
17 1435 (16.56%) Windows
18 1399 (16.14%) Computer Science
19 1347 (15.54%) DevOps
20 1322 (15.25%) Puppet
21 1279 (14.76%) CSS
22 1271 (14.66%) C#
23 1186 (13.68%) Git (software)
24 1159 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
25 1129 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
26 1128 (13.01%) OO
27 1115 (12.86%) Open Source
28 1090 (12.57%) TDD
29 1078 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
30 1014 (11.70%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 898 (10.36%) Apache
2 507 (5.85%) Node.js
3 479 (5.53%) Tomcat
4 381 (4.40%) nginx
5 247 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
6 240 (2.77%) SAS
7 234 (2.70%) OpenStack
8 192 (2.22%) IIS
9 171 (1.97%) Apache Pig
10 160 (1.85%) JBoss
11 155 (1.79%) Apache Spark
12 106 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 88 (1.02%) CMS
14 85 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 81 (0.93%) Drupal
16 71 (0.82%) GlassFish
17 67 (0.77%) SharePoint
18 60 (0.69%) WebSphere
19 51 (0.59%) MS Exchange
19 51 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 240 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 142 (1.64%) SPSS
3 94 (1.08%) MS Office
4 20 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.15%) Mathematica
7 13 (0.15%) Maya
8 12 (0.14%) Stata
9 11 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (0.12%) 3ds Max
11 9 (0.10%) FrameMaker
12 7 (0.081%) PaintShop Pro
12 7 (0.081%) RoboHelp
12 7 (0.081%) CPLEX
12 7 (0.081%) GNU Octave
13 6 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.069%) Gephi
14 5 (0.058%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.046%) Blender
Business Applications
1 25 (0.29%) RMDS
2 21 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.21%) Magento
4 13 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.15%) Odoo
4 13 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.069%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 3 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.035%) Exstream
9 3 (0.035%) Agresso
10 2 (0.023%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.023%) GoldMine
10 2 (0.023%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.012%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.012%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.012%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 1159 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
3 193 (2.23%) SaaS
4 151 (1.74%) Amazon S3
5 136 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 112 (1.29%) GitHub
7 111 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 111 (1.28%) PaaS
8 100 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 87 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
10 70 (0.81%) IaaS
11 63 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 47 (0.54%) Google Analytics
13 39 (0.45%) Google App Engine
14 35 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 34 (0.39%) Route 53
16 28 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
16 28 (0.32%) SoftLayer
17 27 (0.31%) Office 365
18 26 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 547 (6.31%) TCP/IP
2 456 (5.26%) DNS
3 437 (5.04%) Internet
4 417 (4.81%) HTTP
5 400 (4.61%) Firewall
6 164 (1.89%) SAN
7 160 (1.85%) VPN
8 140 (1.62%) LAN
9 126 (1.45%) WAN
10 124 (1.43%) DHCP
11 118 (1.36%) Network Security
12 113 (1.30%) BGP
13 112 (1.29%) LDAP
14 101 (1.17%) Wireless
15 97 (1.12%) SSL
16 91 (1.05%) SMTP
17 85 (0.98%) OSPF
18 80 (0.92%) VoIP
19 77 (0.89%) SSH
20 69 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1514 (17.47%) MySQL
2 851 (9.82%) Big Data
3 802 (9.25%) NoSQL
4 758 (8.74%) MongoDB
5 754 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
6 753 (8.69%) SQL Server
7 612 (7.06%) Hadoop
8 586 (6.76%) Relational Database
9 257 (2.96%) Data Mining
10 250 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 248 (2.86%) Redis
12 233 (2.69%) RDBMS
13 220 (2.54%) Apache Hive
14 162 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
15 127 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 123 (1.42%) Oracle Database
17 105 (1.21%) HBase
18 97 (1.12%) QlikView
19 86 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
20 82 (0.95%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1186 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 876 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 438 (5.05%) Subversion
4 401 (4.63%) Selenium
5 273 (3.15%) JIRA
6 251 (2.90%) Maven
7 204 (2.35%) JUnit
8 193 (2.23%) WebDriver
9 179 (2.07%) Ant
9 179 (2.07%) Hudson
10 158 (1.82%) Cucumber
11 152 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 138 (1.59%) Mercurial
13 129 (1.49%) Eclipse
14 101 (1.17%) Gradle
15 85 (0.98%) Visual Studio
16 84 (0.97%) NUnit
17 81 (0.93%) JMeter
18 79 (0.91%) PHPUnit
19 67 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1739 (20.06%) Finance
2 436 (5.03%) Banking
3 362 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 349 (4.03%) Front Office
5 348 (4.01%) Games
6 322 (3.71%) Marketing
7 201 (2.32%) Electronics
8 200 (2.31%) Retail
9 158 (1.82%) Investment Banking
10 109 (1.26%) Advertising
11 93 (1.07%) Publishing
12 83 (0.96%) Law
13 82 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 79 (0.91%) Back Office
15 68 (0.78%) Legal
16 59 (0.68%) Manufacturing
17 56 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.42%) Military
19 35 (0.40%) Automotive
20 31 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3176 (36.64%) Developer
2 902 (10.41%) Software Engineer
3 698 (8.05%) Python Developer
4 631 (7.28%) Administrator
5 602 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 565 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 523 (6.03%) Analyst
8 489 (5.64%) Senior Developer
9 478 (5.51%) Java Developer
10 468 (5.40%) Software Developer
11 409 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
12 358 (4.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 330 (3.81%) Data Scientist
14 308 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
15 289 (3.33%) Web Developer
16 286 (3.30%) Junior
17 271 (3.13%) C++ Developer
18 250 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
19 241 (2.78%) Architect
20 240 (2.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1584 (18.27%) HTML
2 1279 (14.76%) CSS
3 899 (10.37%) Web Services
4 869 (10.03%) .NET
5 765 (8.83%) jQuery
6 659 (7.60%) Django
7 657 (7.58%) XML
8 581 (6.70%) HTML5
9 419 (4.83%) AngularJS
10 384 (4.43%) REST
11 366 (4.22%) CSS3
12 325 (3.75%) LAMP
13 297 (3.43%) Spring
14 254 (2.93%) RESTful
15 244 (2.81%) Backbone.js
16 240 (2.77%) JSON
17 231 (2.66%) Ajax
17 231 (2.66%) ASP.NET
18 214 (2.47%) J2EE
19 208 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1399 (16.14%) Computer Science
2 1115 (12.86%) Open Source
3 742 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
4 547 (6.31%) Algorithms
5 474 (5.47%) Mathematics
6 377 (4.35%) Visualisation
7 287 (3.31%) Hedge funds
8 281 (3.24%) Statistics
9 266 (3.07%) User Experience
10 250 (2.88%) Mobile App
11 212 (2.45%) Data Structures
12 192 (2.22%) Derivative
13 176 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 173 (2.00%) Physics
15 148 (1.71%) Equities
16 142 (1.64%) Social Media
17 134 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 132 (1.52%) Fixed Income
19 110 (1.27%) Clustering
20 100 (1.15%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 4168 (48.08%) Linux
2 1742 (20.10%) UNIX
3 1435 (16.56%) Windows
4 591 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 493 (5.69%) Ubuntu
6 492 (5.68%) CentOS
7 333 (3.84%) Android
8 273 (3.15%) Apple iOS
9 270 (3.11%) Solaris
10 255 (2.94%) Debian
11 138 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 96 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 82 (0.95%) Fedora
14 62 (0.72%) AIX
15 58 (0.67%) Windows 7
16 56 (0.65%) SUSE
17 49 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
18 43 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
19 34 (0.39%) Windows Phone
20 31 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2623 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1535 (17.71%) Software Engineering
3 1347 (15.54%) DevOps
4 1128 (13.01%) OO
5 1090 (12.57%) TDD
6 1078 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
7 889 (10.26%) Analytics
8 799 (9.22%) Scrum
9 701 (8.09%) Configuration Management
10 542 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 455 (5.25%) MVC
12 447 (5.16%) BDD
13 434 (5.01%) Mentoring
14 428 (4.94%) Web Development
15 397 (4.58%) Test Automation
16 378 (4.36%) Unit Testing
17 356 (4.11%) OOP
18 348 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
19 346 (3.99%) Multithreading
20 287 (3.31%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3220 (37.15%) Java
2 2761 (31.85%) Perl
3 2446 (28.22%) SQL
4 2260 (26.07%) JavaScript
5 2137 (24.65%) Ruby
6 2000 (23.07%) C++
7 1901 (21.93%) PHP
8 1497 (17.27%) Bash Shell
9 1271 (14.66%) C#
10 1014 (11.70%) C
11 554 (6.39%) Shell Script
12 527 (6.08%) R
13 364 (4.20%) PowerShell
14 356 (4.11%) Scala
15 282 (3.25%) MATLAB
16 170 (1.96%) T-SQL
17 161 (1.86%) VBA
18 150 (1.73%) Go
19 143 (1.65%) Clojure
20 133 (1.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1923 (22.19%) Degree
2 305 (3.52%) PhD
3 238 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 143 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 110 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 108 (1.25%) ISEB
8 86 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 74 (0.85%) CCNA
10 60 (0.69%) CCNP
11 48 (0.55%) RHCE
12 35 (0.40%) RHCSA
13 32 (0.37%) CCIE
14 31 (0.36%) CISSP
15 23 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.23%) MBA
17 19 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.21%) PMI Certification
19 17 (0.20%) CISM
20 15 (0.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (6.92%) QA
2 44 (0.51%) SLA
3 32 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 13 (0.15%) ISO 8583
7 9 (0.10%) WAI
8 5 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.058%) WCAG
8 5 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.058%) JTAG
9 3 (0.035%) HL7
9 3 (0.035%) FISMA
10 2 (0.023%) EMIR
10 2 (0.023%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.023%) MiFID
11 1 (0.012%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.012%) Basel III
System Software
1 456 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 191 (2.20%) Docker
3 165 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 145 (1.67%) Varnish
5 125 (1.44%) KVM
6 113 (1.30%) Xen
7 111 (1.28%) NFS
8 88 (1.02%) vSphere
9 72 (0.83%) Firmware
10 71 (0.82%) VirtualBox
11 56 (0.65%) iptables
12 54 (0.62%) Hyper-V
13 51 (0.59%) Apache Flume
14 47 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 43 (0.50%) HDFS
16 39 (0.45%) VMware ESX
17 38 (0.44%) Postfix
17 38 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 32 (0.37%) LXC
19 31 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1322 (15.25%) Puppet
2 1129 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
3 544 (6.28%) Nagios
4 374 (4.31%) Ansible
5 182 (2.10%) Vagrant
6 181 (2.09%) Salt
7 159 (1.83%) ZABBIX
8 112 (1.29%) Graphite
9 92 (1.06%) logstash
10 71 (0.82%) Tivoli
11 70 (0.81%) Zenoss
12 65 (0.75%) Cobbler
13 64 (0.74%) Cacti
14 44 (0.51%) HAProxy
14 44 (0.51%) Kibana
15 41 (0.47%) Munin
16 40 (0.46%) StatsD
17 38 (0.44%) Ganglia
18 32 (0.37%) Data Guard
18 32 (0.37%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 977 (11.27%) Oracle
2 780 (9.00%) Red Hat
3 697 (8.04%) VMware
4 466 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 283 (3.26%) Cisco
6 281 (3.24%) Google
7 170 (1.96%) HP
8 147 (1.70%) Tableau
9 144 (1.66%) Splunk
10 129 (1.49%) IBM
11 108 (1.25%) Sybase
12 107 (1.23%) Rackspace
13 79 (0.91%) Juniper
14 76 (0.88%) Facebook
15 73 (0.84%) SAP
16 63 (0.73%) SaltStack
17 61 (0.70%) Perforce
18 56 (0.65%) Reuters
19 54 (0.62%) Sun
19 54 (0.62%) Netezza
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum Excellent Bonus and Bens
Posted: 54 minutes ago
UK
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum £Excellent + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £45k - 48k per year + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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Kent
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Smoke & Mirrors
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Burnley, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £28000 - £58000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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