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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 65 74 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +19
Permanent jobs citing Python 4362 4015 3514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.88% 3.66% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.72% 6.86% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3674 3277 3002
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
56510 58529 63367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.32% 53.37% 54.85%
Number of salaries quoted 48458 49531 55892
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +9 4127 £50,000 - 494
London +4 2394 £55,000 - 258
South East +20 679 £43,000 +1.17% 93
City of London 0 492 £60,000 - 81
East of England +1 452 £42,500 +3.03% 71
Cambridgeshire +5 340 £42,500 +16.43% 51
Cambridge +7 304 £42,500 +21.42% 47
South West +21 232 £45,000 +9.09% 28
Surrey +56 173 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire +32 146 £43,500 +24.28% 16
Scotland -12 134 £42,500 -1.16% 19
Berkshire -24 131 £51,750 +8.94% 15
Oxfordshire +15 122 £40,000 -20.00% 30
Hampshire +18 117 £35,250 -6.00% 20
North West -17 102 £35,000 -1.40% 15
West Yorkshire +35 101 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Leeds +47 91 £45,000 +32.35% 9
Oxford +22 89 £43,000 -18.09% 15
Gloucestershire +9 88 £47,500 +13.09% 8
Manchester -9 73 £37,500 +2.73% 7
Edinburgh -10 69 £40,000 - 10
Hertfordshire -44 62 £45,000 - 14
Reading -3 57 £49,750 -9.54% 6
Bristol -16 57 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Glasgow -2 53 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Southampton +22 49 £32,500 -13.33% 11
West Midlands -2 47 £35,000 -6.66% 8
East Midlands +18 45 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 42 £36,250 -3.97%
Somerset +27 41 £40,000 -3.03% 2

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4118 (47.36%) Linux
2 3366 (38.71%) Java
3 2695 (30.99%) Perl
4 2548 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
5 2283 (26.26%) C++
6 2276 (26.18%) Ruby
7 2211 (25.43%) SQL
8 2117 (24.35%) JavaScript
9 2049 (23.57%) Degree
10 1933 (22.23%) PHP
11 1686 (19.39%) Finance
12 1646 (18.93%) UNIX
13 1570 (18.06%) MySQL
14 1553 (17.86%) Windows
15 1550 (17.83%) HTML
16 1539 (17.70%) Software Engineering
17 1538 (17.69%) C#
18 1437 (16.53%) Computer Science
19 1435 (16.50%) Bash Shell
20 1391 (16.00%) Puppet
21 1256 (14.45%) CSS
22 1246 (14.33%) OO
23 1153 (13.26%) Open Source
24 1139 (13.10%) Git (software)
25 1135 (13.05%) C
26 1125 (12.94%) DevOps
27 1103 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
28 1017 (11.70%) TDD
29 869 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
30 850 (9.78%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 846 (9.73%) Apache
2 443 (5.09%) Tomcat
3 409 (4.70%) Node.js
4 376 (4.32%) nginx
5 184 (2.12%) OpenStack
6 162 (1.86%) JBoss
7 158 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 143 (1.64%) IIS
9 132 (1.52%) SAS
10 121 (1.39%) CMS
11 119 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 104 (1.20%) Apache Pig
13 90 (1.04%) Apache Solr
14 76 (0.87%) SharePoint
15 68 (0.78%) Drupal
15 68 (0.78%) WordPress
16 66 (0.76%) GlassFish
17 65 (0.75%) Jetty
18 64 (0.74%) Confluence
19 49 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 252 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.15%) MS Office
3 82 (0.94%) SPSS
4 59 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.40%) 3ds Max
6 24 (0.28%) FrameMaker
6 24 (0.28%) Maya
7 22 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.24%) CPLEX
9 20 (0.23%) RoboHelp
9 20 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
10 19 (0.22%) Mathematica
11 17 (0.20%) Stata
12 13 (0.15%) Simulink
12 13 (0.15%) Blender
13 12 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
13 12 (0.14%) S-PLUS
14 11 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
15 8 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
16 7 (0.081%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 56 (0.64%) Magento
2 33 (0.38%) Endur
3 23 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.16%) RMDS
6 11 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.092%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.069%) SiteCatalyst
9 5 (0.058%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.035%) Agresso
10 3 (0.035%) Front Arena
11 2 (0.023%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.023%) Maximo
11 2 (0.023%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.023%) Optimost
12 1 (0.012%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.012%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 491 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 173 (1.99%) SaaS
4 150 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 92 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 85 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 84 (0.97%) GitHub
8 74 (0.85%) PaaS
9 58 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (0.52%) IaaS
11 44 (0.51%) Office 365
12 38 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
13 32 (0.37%) SoftLayer
13 32 (0.37%) Heroku
14 31 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
15 29 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 28 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
17 26 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
18 18 (0.21%) Route 53
19 16 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 672 (7.73%) TCP/IP
2 411 (4.73%) Internet
3 393 (4.52%) HTTP
4 385 (4.43%) DNS
5 306 (3.52%) Firewall
6 173 (1.99%) SAN
7 149 (1.71%) LDAP
8 145 (1.67%) DHCP
9 136 (1.56%) LAN
10 124 (1.43%) Wireless
11 103 (1.18%) SSH
12 101 (1.16%) WAN
13 99 (1.14%) VPN
14 97 (1.12%) Network Security
15 82 (0.94%) SNMP
16 78 (0.90%) VoIP
17 76 (0.87%) SMTP
18 75 (0.86%) SSL
19 74 (0.85%) Wireshark
20 70 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1570 (18.06%) MySQL
2 719 (8.27%) NoSQL
3 692 (7.96%) Big Data
4 669 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 611 (7.03%) SQL Server
6 543 (6.24%) MongoDB
7 533 (6.13%) Hadoop
8 527 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 238 (2.74%) Redis
10 221 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 206 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 201 (2.31%) RDBMS
13 175 (2.01%) Data Mining
14 144 (1.66%) Apache Hive
15 143 (1.64%) Oracle Database
16 100 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
17 83 (0.95%) DB2
18 62 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 59 (0.68%) HBase
20 53 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1139 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 721 (8.29%) Jenkins
3 492 (5.66%) Subversion
4 343 (3.94%) Selenium
5 281 (3.23%) JIRA
6 262 (3.01%) Maven
7 221 (2.54%) Hudson
8 182 (2.09%) Cucumber
9 160 (1.84%) Ant
10 156 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 150 (1.73%) Mercurial
12 128 (1.47%) TeamCity
13 119 (1.37%) JUnit
14 110 (1.27%) Eclipse
15 91 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 91 (1.05%) Jasmine
16 85 (0.98%) Visual Studio
17 73 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
18 63 (0.72%) SpecFlow
19 61 (0.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 1686 (19.39%) Finance
2 504 (5.80%) Banking
3 405 (4.66%) Front Office
4 371 (4.27%) Games
5 283 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 259 (2.98%) Marketing
7 225 (2.59%) Investment Banking
8 177 (2.04%) Retail
9 176 (2.02%) Publishing
10 168 (1.93%) Advertising
11 119 (1.37%) Electronics
12 111 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 88 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 82 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
15 78 (0.90%) Aerospace
16 66 (0.76%) Back Office
17 59 (0.68%) Law
18 48 (0.55%) Automotive
19 40 (0.46%) Multimedia
20 23 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3381 (38.88%) Developer
2 832 (9.57%) Software Engineer
3 804 (9.25%) Python Developer
4 755 (8.68%) Administrator
5 694 (7.98%) Systems Administrator
6 578 (6.65%) Analyst
7 556 (6.39%) Linux Administrator
8 551 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 468 (5.38%) Java Developer
10 458 (5.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 404 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
12 379 (4.36%) C++ Developer
13 345 (3.97%) Software Developer
14 324 (3.73%) Web Developer
15 284 (3.27%) Junior
16 283 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
17 261 (3.00%) Consultant
17 261 (3.00%) PHP Developer
18 260 (2.99%) Test Engineer
19 230 (2.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1550 (17.83%) HTML
2 1256 (14.45%) CSS
3 850 (9.78%) jQuery
4 781 (8.98%) Web Services
5 778 (8.95%) .NET
6 745 (8.57%) Django
7 617 (7.10%) XML
8 607 (6.98%) HTML5
9 454 (5.22%) AngularJS
10 412 (4.74%) LAMP
11 334 (3.84%) CSS3
12 327 (3.76%) REST
13 298 (3.43%) Backbone.js
14 286 (3.29%) JSON
15 273 (3.14%) RESTful
16 260 (2.99%) Spring
17 230 (2.65%) ASP.NET
18 224 (2.58%) Ajax
19 216 (2.48%) SOAP
20 212 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1437 (16.53%) Computer Science
2 1153 (13.26%) Open Source
3 639 (7.35%) Algorithms
4 572 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 515 (5.92%) Mathematics
6 288 (3.31%) User Experience
7 262 (3.01%) Hedge funds
8 232 (2.67%) Visualisation
9 221 (2.54%) Statistics
10 209 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 202 (2.32%) Physics
12 195 (2.24%) Data Structures
13 173 (1.99%) Derivative
14 130 (1.50%) Fixed Income
15 120 (1.38%) Equities
16 118 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 115 (1.32%) Digital Media
18 108 (1.24%) Social Media
18 108 (1.24%) Clustering
19 103 (1.18%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 4118 (47.36%) Linux
2 1646 (18.93%) UNIX
3 1553 (17.86%) Windows
4 564 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 557 (6.41%) CentOS
6 473 (5.44%) Ubuntu
7 378 (4.35%) Android
8 309 (3.55%) Solaris
9 302 (3.47%) Apple iOS
10 275 (3.16%) Debian
11 127 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 84 (0.97%) AIX
13 77 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 63 (0.72%) Fedora
15 50 (0.58%) Windows 7
15 50 (0.58%) SUSE
16 42 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
17 41 (0.47%) Windows Phone
18 37 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2548 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1539 (17.70%) Software Engineering
3 1246 (14.33%) OO
4 1125 (12.94%) DevOps
5 1017 (11.70%) TDD
6 869 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
7 824 (9.48%) Scrum
8 675 (7.76%) Analytics
9 552 (6.35%) Configuration Management
10 497 (5.72%) E-Commerce
11 467 (5.37%) Multithreading
12 425 (4.89%) MVC
13 423 (4.86%) BDD
14 409 (4.70%) Mentoring
15 406 (4.67%) Web Development
16 389 (4.47%) OOP
17 299 (3.44%) Automated Testing
18 294 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
19 290 (3.34%) Test Automation
20 264 (3.04%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3366 (38.71%) Java
2 2695 (30.99%) Perl
3 2283 (26.26%) C++
4 2276 (26.18%) Ruby
5 2211 (25.43%) SQL
6 2117 (24.35%) JavaScript
7 1933 (22.23%) PHP
8 1538 (17.69%) C#
9 1435 (16.50%) Bash Shell
10 1135 (13.05%) C
11 505 (5.81%) Shell Script
12 347 (3.99%) Scala
13 335 (3.85%) PowerShell
14 310 (3.57%) R
15 219 (2.52%) MATLAB
16 141 (1.62%) Objective-C
17 128 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 125 (1.44%) Groovy
19 111 (1.28%) VBA
20 109 (1.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2049 (23.57%) Degree
2 248 (2.85%) PhD
3 207 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 119 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 118 (1.36%) ISEB
6 113 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 100 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 77 (0.89%) CCNA
9 67 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 52 (0.60%) RHCE
11 47 (0.54%) CISSP
12 37 (0.43%) CCNP
13 33 (0.38%) RHCSA
14 22 (0.25%) Postgraduate
15 21 (0.24%) CEH
16 20 (0.23%) CISA
17 17 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (0.20%) CCIE
18 16 (0.18%) MBA
19 15 (0.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 681 (7.83%) QA
2 81 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 55 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 54 (0.62%) SLA
5 40 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.15%) JTAG
7 9 (0.10%) ISO 9000
7 9 (0.10%) DO-178B
7 9 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.092%) TickIT
8 8 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 6 (0.069%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.046%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.046%) WCAG
11 2 (0.023%) COBIT
11 2 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.012%) MiFID
12 1 (0.012%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.012%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.012%) GPG13
System Software
1 420 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 206 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 185 (2.13%) KVM
4 154 (1.77%) Xen
5 130 (1.50%) NFS
6 108 (1.24%) vSphere
7 102 (1.17%) Varnish
8 77 (0.89%) Docker
9 75 (0.86%) Hyper-V
10 70 (0.81%) Firmware
11 53 (0.61%) Snort
12 42 (0.48%) Samba
13 40 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 36 (0.41%) LXC
15 31 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 27 (0.31%) Postfix
17 25 (0.29%) VirtualBox
17 25 (0.29%) Ceph
18 23 (0.26%) XenServer
19 22 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1391 (16.00%) Puppet
2 1103 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
3 590 (6.79%) Nagios
4 248 (2.85%) Ansible
5 207 (2.38%) ZABBIX
6 203 (2.33%) Salt
7 178 (2.05%) Vagrant
8 112 (1.29%) Cacti
9 111 (1.28%) Graphite
10 95 (1.09%) logstash
11 81 (0.93%) CFEngine
12 60 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 58 (0.67%) Ganglia
14 54 (0.62%) StatsD
15 52 (0.60%) Zenoss
16 51 (0.59%) Tivoli
17 40 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
18 39 (0.45%) Cobbler
19 35 (0.40%) Munin
20 33 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 807 (9.28%) Red Hat
2 725 (8.34%) Oracle
3 650 (7.48%) VMware
4 518 (5.96%) Microsoft
5 251 (2.89%) Google
6 208 (2.39%) Cisco
7 182 (2.09%) HP
8 152 (1.75%) Sybase
9 115 (1.32%) Zend
10 107 (1.23%) Rackspace
10 107 (1.23%) IBM
11 100 (1.15%) Splunk
12 96 (1.10%) Facebook
13 81 (0.93%) Tableau
13 81 (0.93%) Bloomberg
14 78 (0.90%) SaltStack
15 74 (0.85%) Reuters
16 68 (0.78%) Juniper
17 61 (0.70%) Perforce
18 58 (0.67%) New Relic
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £45000 per annum - shares, pension, medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £60000 Per Annum negotiable,
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £34000 - £44000 per annum, Benefits Competitive Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + life care, bonus, more
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Shares, Bonus, More
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + life care, bonus, more
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 12 hours ago