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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 84 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Python 4341 3351 3420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.15% 2.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.51% 5.94% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3566 2843 2942
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
57812 56370 62964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.67% 52.94% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48461 48701 55193
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 £27,628 £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 23 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 23 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 +17 4079 £50,000 +1.01% 559
London +13 2578 £55,000 +1.85% 299
City of London +9 581 £57,500 +9.52% 107
South East -5 488 £42,500 +6.25% 85
East of England +17 429 £42,500 +6.25% 71
Cambridgeshire +7 319 £42,500 - 55
Cambridge +9 289 £42,500 - 48
South West +9 165 £42,500 +25.00% 43
Scotland +22 159 £41,500 -17.00% 16
Surrey +32 132 £45,000 +20.00% 19
Hampshire +9 122 £40,000 +10.34% 6
North West +9 101 £37,500 +7.14% 22
West Midlands +30 98 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -44 94 £40,000 +6.66% 26
East Midlands +51 84 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Berkshire -35 83 £47,500 +11.76% 25
Edinburgh +22 78 £40,000 - 9
Oxfordshire -11 68 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Hertfordshire -23 66 £40,000 - 19
Glasgow -1 64 £42,500 -19.04% 5
Gloucestershire +25 63 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Manchester +4 61 £37,500 +7.14% 12
West Yorkshire -10 61 £41,500 +7.09% 12
Leeds -9 60 £41,500 +17.73% 11
Bristol -3 54 £42,500 +25.00% 14
Nottingham +45 49 £42,500 -14.14% 4
Nottinghamshire +44 49 £42,500 -14.14% 4
East Sussex -10 46 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Oxford -4 45 £40,000 -15.78% 11
Brighton -7 45 £40,000 +29.03% 3

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 4292 (46.52%) Linux
2 3785 (41.02%) Java
3 2725 (29.53%) Perl
4 2722 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2532 (27.44%) Ruby
6 2506 (27.16%) C++
7 2329 (25.24%) Degree
8 2263 (24.53%) JavaScript
9 2224 (24.10%) SQL
10 1994 (21.61%) PHP
11 1804 (19.55%) Finance
12 1753 (19.00%) UNIX
13 1752 (18.99%) MySQL
14 1743 (18.89%) C#
15 1703 (18.46%) Computer Science
16 1631 (17.68%) Software Engineering
17 1607 (17.42%) HTML
18 1576 (17.08%) Windows
19 1561 (16.92%) Bash Shell
20 1381 (14.97%) OO
21 1323 (14.34%) Puppet
22 1317 (14.27%) CSS
23 1292 (14.00%) C
24 1276 (13.83%) Open Source
25 1164 (12.62%) Git (software)
26 1087 (11.78%) TDD
27 1073 (11.63%) DevOps
28 986 (10.69%) Opscode Chef
29 920 (9.97%) Apache
30 888 (9.62%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 920 (9.97%) Apache
2 484 (5.25%) Node.js
3 446 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 375 (4.06%) nginx
5 161 (1.74%) IIS
6 158 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 154 (1.67%) SAS
8 135 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
9 130 (1.41%) Apache Pig
10 129 (1.40%) WebLogic
11 128 (1.39%) CMS
12 111 (1.20%) Drupal
13 100 (1.08%) Apache Solr
14 83 (0.90%) WordPress
15 78 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 61 (0.66%) SharePoint
17 52 (0.56%) GlassFish
18 48 (0.52%) Jetty
19 42 (0.46%) Confluence
19 42 (0.46%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 261 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 111 (1.20%) SPSS
3 92 (1.00%) MS Office
4 35 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.31%) CPLEX
7 25 (0.27%) 3ds Max
8 24 (0.26%) Maya
9 21 (0.23%) Stata
10 18 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
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
17 9 (0.098%) CINEMA 4D
17 9 (0.098%) Blender
18 7 (0.076%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 87 (0.94%) Magento
2 30 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 28 (0.30%) Endur
4 19 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.14%) RMDS
8 11 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.087%) Optimost
11 6 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.054%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.033%) Front Arena
13 3 (0.033%) SiteCatalyst
14 2 (0.022%) FastVal
14 2 (0.022%) SunGard APT
14 2 (0.022%) IntelliMatch
14 2 (0.022%) Oracle 11i
14 2 (0.022%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 458 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (2.47%) SaaS
3 182 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 180 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 75 (0.81%) GitHub
6 73 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 55 (0.60%) PaaS
8 49 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
10 35 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
11 34 (0.37%) Google App Engine
12 33 (0.36%) Office 365
13 29 (0.31%) Google Apps
14 28 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
15 27 (0.29%) ElastiCache
15 27 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 27 (0.29%) IaaS
15 27 (0.29%) Heroku
16 12 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 11 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 632 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 460 (4.99%) Internet
3 448 (4.86%) HTTP
4 357 (3.87%) DNS
5 240 (2.60%) Firewall
6 188 (2.04%) LDAP
7 162 (1.76%) SAN
8 131 (1.42%) DHCP
9 121 (1.31%) SSH
10 96 (1.04%) WAN
11 94 (1.02%) LAN
11 94 (1.02%) Wireless
12 87 (0.94%) Network Security
13 83 (0.90%) VPN
14 81 (0.88%) SNMP
15 77 (0.83%) NAS
16 76 (0.82%) SSL
17 74 (0.80%) VoIP
18 68 (0.74%) Ethernet
18 68 (0.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1752 (18.99%) MySQL
2 785 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 768 (8.32%) Big Data
4 766 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
5 629 (6.82%) SQL Server
6 627 (6.80%) Relational Database
7 612 (6.63%) MongoDB
8 608 (6.59%) Hadoop
9 285 (3.09%) Redis
10 265 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 261 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
12 230 (2.49%) RDBMS
13 218 (2.36%) Apache Hive
14 192 (2.08%) Oracle Database
15 190 (2.06%) Data Mining
16 107 (1.16%) Couchbase
17 105 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
18 104 (1.13%) HBase
19 96 (1.04%) DB2
20 72 (0.78%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1164 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 632 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 520 (5.64%) Subversion
4 444 (4.81%) Selenium
5 308 (3.34%) Maven
6 266 (2.88%) JIRA
7 213 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 206 (2.23%) WebDriver
9 195 (2.11%) Ant
10 177 (1.92%) JUnit
10 177 (1.92%) Hudson
11 120 (1.30%) Eclipse
12 102 (1.11%) Mercurial
13 93 (1.01%) Jasmine
14 89 (0.96%) TeamCity
15 74 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 67 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
17 60 (0.65%) Visual Studio
18 59 (0.64%) PHPUnit
18 59 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1804 (19.55%) Finance
2 563 (6.10%) Banking
3 502 (5.44%) Games
4 476 (5.16%) Front Office
5 315 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 291 (3.15%) Marketing
7 254 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 217 (2.35%) Advertising
9 216 (2.34%) Retail
10 162 (1.76%) Publishing
11 142 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 121 (1.31%) Electronics
12 121 (1.31%) Manufacturing
13 66 (0.72%) Aerospace
14 59 (0.64%) Back Office
15 51 (0.55%) Automotive
16 44 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 44 (0.48%) Multimedia
17 40 (0.43%) Law
18 29 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3911 (42.39%) Developer
2 938 (10.17%) Python Developer
3 813 (8.81%) Software Engineer
4 737 (7.99%) Administrator
5 681 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
6 655 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 646 (7.00%) Analyst
8 531 (5.75%) Linux Administrator
9 509 (5.52%) Java Developer
10 475 (5.15%) C++ Developer
11 451 (4.89%) Software Developer
12 441 (4.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 388 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
14 328 (3.55%) Web Developer
15 316 (3.42%) Junior
16 292 (3.16%) Test Engineer
17 261 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
18 248 (2.69%) Consultant
19 247 (2.68%) Tester
20 242 (2.62%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1607 (17.42%) HTML
2 1317 (14.27%) CSS
3 888 (9.62%) jQuery
4 868 (9.41%) Django
5 776 (8.41%) Web Services
6 752 (8.15%) .NET
7 683 (7.40%) HTML5
8 569 (6.17%) XML
9 417 (4.52%) AngularJS
10 408 (4.42%) LAMP
11 393 (4.26%) CSS3
12 343 (3.72%) REST
13 318 (3.45%) Backbone.js
14 316 (3.42%) JSON
15 303 (3.28%) Spring
16 283 (3.07%) SOAP
17 270 (2.93%) RESTful
18 255 (2.76%) Ruby on Rails
19 231 (2.50%) J2EE
20 230 (2.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1703 (18.46%) Computer Science
2 1276 (13.83%) Open Source
3 676 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 614 (6.65%) Mathematics
5 321 (3.48%) Hedge funds
6 299 (3.24%) Physics
7 271 (2.94%) Visualisation
8 268 (2.90%) Statistics
9 258 (2.80%) User Experience
10 238 (2.58%) Mobile App
11 203 (2.20%) Derivative
12 199 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 165 (1.79%) Fixed Income
14 163 (1.77%) Digital Media
15 153 (1.66%) Equities
16 145 (1.57%) Social Media
17 120 (1.30%) Artificial Intelligence
18 114 (1.24%) Clustering
19 109 (1.18%) GIS
20 103 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4292 (46.52%) Linux
2 1753 (19.00%) UNIX
3 1576 (17.08%) Windows
4 561 (6.08%) Ubuntu
5 542 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 535 (5.80%) CentOS
7 438 (4.75%) Android
8 345 (3.74%) Debian
9 342 (3.71%) Apple iOS
10 301 (3.26%) Solaris
11 152 (1.65%) Mac OS X
12 98 (1.06%) AIX
13 73 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 65 (0.70%) SUSE
15 64 (0.69%) Fedora
16 56 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 51 (0.55%) Windows 7
18 42 (0.46%) Mac OS
19 41 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2722 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1631 (17.68%) Software Engineering
3 1381 (14.97%) OO
4 1087 (11.78%) TDD
5 1073 (11.63%) DevOps
6 817 (8.85%) Scrum
7 772 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
8 612 (6.63%) Analytics
9 610 (6.61%) E-Commerce
10 530 (5.74%) Configuration Management
11 529 (5.73%) Multithreading
12 456 (4.94%) MVC
13 447 (4.84%) Mentoring
14 446 (4.83%) BDD
15 413 (4.48%) Web Development
16 357 (3.87%) OOP
17 345 (3.74%) Automated Testing
18 327 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
19 308 (3.34%) ITIL
20 286 (3.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3785 (41.02%) Java
2 2725 (29.53%) Perl
3 2532 (27.44%) Ruby
4 2506 (27.16%) C++
5 2263 (24.53%) JavaScript
6 2224 (24.10%) SQL
7 1994 (21.61%) PHP
8 1743 (18.89%) C#
9 1561 (16.92%) Bash Shell
10 1292 (14.00%) C
11 478 (5.18%) Shell Script
12 453 (4.91%) Scala
13 311 (3.37%) R
14 304 (3.29%) PowerShell
15 239 (2.59%) MATLAB
16 144 (1.56%) VBA
17 141 (1.53%) Objective-C
18 139 (1.51%) Groovy
19 127 (1.38%) T-SQL
20 113 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2329 (25.24%) Degree
2 275 (2.98%) PhD
3 242 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 128 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 116 (1.26%) ISEB
6 105 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 73 (0.79%) CCNA
9 60 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 59 (0.64%) CISSP
11 51 (0.55%) RHCE
12 36 (0.39%) CCNP
13 35 (0.38%) Postgraduate
14 32 (0.35%) CEH
15 24 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
17 17 (0.18%) CCIP
17 17 (0.18%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 830 (9.00%) QA
2 104 (1.13%) SLA
3 62 (0.67%) 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%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.054%) IEC 61508
10 5 (0.054%) TickIT
10 5 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 3 (0.033%) WCAG
12 2 (0.022%) COBIT
12 2 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.011%) COREP
13 1 (0.011%) UCITS
13 1 (0.011%) MiFID
13 1 (0.011%) WAI
System Software
1 422 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 213 (2.31%) KVM
3 189 (2.05%) Xen
4 159 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 136 (1.47%) NFS
6 87 (0.94%) Varnish
7 80 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 71 (0.77%) vSphere
9 69 (0.75%) Snort
10 43 (0.47%) Docker
11 40 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 40 (0.43%) XenServer
12 39 (0.42%) Postfix
13 35 (0.38%) Samba
14 31 (0.34%) VMware ESX
14 31 (0.34%) Sendmail
15 28 (0.30%) Nmap
16 24 (0.26%) HDFS
17 23 (0.25%) Squid
17 23 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1323 (14.34%) Puppet
2 986 (10.69%) Opscode Chef
3 614 (6.65%) Nagios
4 204 (2.21%) ZABBIX
5 187 (2.03%) Ansible
6 174 (1.89%) Salt
7 129 (1.40%) Vagrant
8 115 (1.25%) CFEngine
9 112 (1.21%) Cacti
10 80 (0.87%) Zenoss
11 68 (0.74%) logstash
12 67 (0.73%) Ganglia
13 61 (0.66%) HAProxy
14 51 (0.55%) Tivoli
15 47 (0.51%) OpenView
16 41 (0.44%) Munin
17 37 (0.40%) Opsview
18 36 (0.39%) StatsD
19 35 (0.38%) Capistrano
20 34 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 816 (8.84%) Red Hat
2 801 (8.68%) Oracle
3 576 (6.24%) VMware
4 506 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 218 (2.36%) Google
6 192 (2.08%) JBoss
7 184 (1.99%) Cisco
8 180 (1.95%) Sybase
9 162 (1.76%) HP
10 147 (1.59%) Zend
11 111 (1.20%) Rackspace
12 100 (1.08%) IBM
13 95 (1.03%) Facebook
14 92 (1.00%) Citrix
15 81 (0.88%) Reuters
15 81 (0.88%) Perforce
15 81 (0.88%) Tableau
16 80 (0.87%) Splunk
17 76 (0.82%) EMC
18 74 (0.80%) Bloomberg
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