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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 36 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -1
Permanent jobs citing Python 6098 3857 3809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.01% 3.69% 3.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.51% 7.34% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5113 3203 3114
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
52970 52554 55049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.19% 50.26% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 45748 45127 46295
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 +39 5787 £55,000 +10.00% 888
London +31 3575 £60,000 +4.34% 497
South East +51 991 £47,500 +5.55% 145
City of London +35 609 £62,500 +8.69% 131
East of England -14 312 £47,500 +11.76% 67
South West +45 301 £45,000 +5.88% 61
Oxfordshire +17 251 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Hampshire +74 232 £46,000 +26.02% 30
Berkshire +50 219 £52,500 +5.00% 36
Yorkshire +64 215 £45,000 +12.50% 40
Cambridgeshire -6 202 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Cambridge -4 186 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Scotland +2 171 £40,000 -11.11% 12
West Yorkshire +56 163 £45,000 -5.26% 32
Reading +62 158 £52,500 +7.69% 27
Surrey -7 150 £45,000 - 25
Leeds +40 142 £45,000 -9.09% 28
North West +60 140 £42,500 +13.33% 37
Oxford +3 131 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Glasgow +12 115 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Manchester +67 113 £45,000 +12.50% 21
East Midlands +54 113 £35,592 -14.23% 12
West Midlands +23 100 £42,750 +22.14% 19
Gloucestershire +12 88 £52,500 +10.52% 26
Bristol +24 87 £60,000 +33.33% 21
Buckinghamshire +32 67 £44,500 +27.14% 9
Basingstoke +42 61 £55,000 +29.41% 9
Nottinghamshire +35 57 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Devon +34 57 £38,750 -3.12% 4
Nottingham +29 57 £35,000 -22.22% 5

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5185 (43.23%) Linux
2 4725 (39.39%) Java
3 3700 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
4 3211 (26.77%) SQL
5 3061 (25.52%) JavaScript
6 3006 (25.06%) Perl
7 2890 (24.09%) C++
8 2855 (23.80%) Ruby
9 2642 (22.03%) Degree
10 2536 (21.14%) Finance
11 2245 (18.72%) Software Engineering
12 2040 (17.01%) Bash Shell
13 2038 (16.99%) C#
14 1995 (16.63%) Computer Science
15 1974 (16.46%) Unix
16 1970 (16.42%) HTML
17 1935 (16.13%) DevOps
18 1849 (15.41%) PHP
19 1735 (14.46%) Windows
20 1664 (13.87%) Puppet
21 1657 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
22 1653 (13.78%) Git (software)
23 1590 (13.26%) CSS
24 1583 (13.20%) MySQL
25 1517 (12.65%) TDD
26 1476 (12.31%) Big Data
27 1455 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
28 1318 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
29 1238 (10.32%) Jenkins
30 1228 (10.24%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1094 (9.12%) Apache
2 731 (6.09%) Node.js
3 610 (5.09%) Tomcat
4 514 (4.29%) Apache Spark
5 489 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
6 405 (3.38%) nginx
7 385 (3.21%) OpenStack
8 359 (2.99%) JBoss
9 266 (2.22%) SAS
10 259 (2.16%) Apache Pig
11 212 (1.77%) WebLogic
12 165 (1.38%) IIS
13 161 (1.34%) CMS
14 144 (1.20%) Confluence
15 139 (1.16%) Apache Solr
16 129 (1.08%) WebSphere
17 109 (0.91%) Jetty
18 92 (0.77%) Drupal
19 74 (0.62%) CloudStack
20 53 (0.44%) GlassFish
Applications
1 327 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 113 (0.94%) SPSS
3 81 (0.68%) MS Office
4 62 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 42 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 23 (0.19%) GNU Octave
8 16 (0.13%) Mathematica
8 16 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.13%) InDesign
9 15 (0.13%) MS Visio
10 14 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 13 (0.11%) LaTeX
12 12 (0.10%) Maya
13 9 (0.075%) Gephi
13 9 (0.075%) HipChat
13 9 (0.075%) Weka
14 7 (0.058%) AutoCAD
14 7 (0.058%) Stata
15 3 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 80 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 35 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.13%) FastStats
4 14 (0.12%) Lawson
5 12 (0.10%) Odoo
6 11 (0.092%) Magento
7 10 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.083%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.067%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.050%) RMDS
9 6 (0.050%) Toggl
10 5 (0.042%) Front Arena
11 4 (0.033%) AWD
12 3 (0.025%) Adaptiv
12 3 (0.025%) Endur
12 3 (0.025%) OpenLink RightAngle
12 3 (0.025%) SunGard Panorama
Cloud Services
1 1657 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
2 332 (2.77%) SaaS
3 263 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 247 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
5 235 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 199 (1.66%) GitHub
7 190 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 187 (1.56%) IaaS
9 175 (1.46%) PaaS
10 118 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 117 (0.98%) Google App Engine
12 79 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 73 (0.61%) Heroku
14 72 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 60 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 48 (0.40%) OpenShift
17 42 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
18 37 (0.31%) Google Analytics
19 31 (0.26%) CloudFront
20 30 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 519 (4.33%) TCP/IP
2 486 (4.05%) Firewall
3 479 (3.99%) Internet
4 403 (3.36%) DNS
5 400 (3.33%) HTTP
6 145 (1.21%) Network Security
7 142 (1.18%) VPN
8 140 (1.17%) SSL
9 122 (1.02%) BGP
10 118 (0.98%) WAN
11 117 (0.98%) LDAP
12 109 (0.91%) LAN
12 109 (0.91%) SMTP
13 105 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 103 (0.86%) DHCP
15 89 (0.74%) Wireless
16 85 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
16 85 (0.71%) SSH
17 83 (0.69%) OSPF
18 79 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1583 (13.20%) MySQL
2 1476 (12.31%) Big Data
3 1192 (9.94%) NoSQL
4 1124 (9.37%) Hadoop
5 954 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
6 941 (7.84%) MongoDB
7 841 (7.01%) SQL Server
8 634 (5.29%) Relational Database
9 450 (3.75%) Redis
10 434 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 368 (3.07%) Apache Hive
12 310 (2.58%) Data Mining
13 270 (2.25%) RDBMS
14 251 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
15 193 (1.61%) HBase
16 130 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 123 (1.03%) Oracle Database
18 118 (0.98%) Couchbase
19 116 (0.97%) CouchDB
20 114 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1653 (13.78%) Git (software)
2 1238 (10.32%) Jenkins
3 591 (4.93%) Subversion
4 534 (4.45%) Selenium
5 504 (4.20%) JIRA
6 482 (4.02%) Maven
7 296 (2.47%) JUnit
8 240 (2.00%) Ant
9 221 (1.84%) Vagrant
10 199 (1.66%) Cucumber
11 194 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 188 (1.57%) Hudson
13 165 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 139 (1.16%) WebDriver
15 132 (1.10%) Gradle
15 132 (1.10%) Visual Studio
16 98 (0.82%) Eclipse
16 98 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 96 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
18 90 (0.75%) Grunt
General
1 2536 (21.14%) Finance
2 697 (5.81%) Banking
3 651 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 524 (4.37%) Marketing
5 498 (4.15%) Front Office
6 496 (4.14%) Games
7 355 (2.96%) Retail
8 228 (1.90%) Electronics
9 179 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 161 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 158 (1.32%) Advertising
12 151 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 134 (1.12%) Law
14 109 (0.91%) Publishing
15 94 (0.78%) Back Office
16 84 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 64 (0.53%) Automotive
18 53 (0.44%) Online Betting
19 51 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 51 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4608 (38.42%) Developer
2 1662 (13.86%) Python Developer
3 947 (7.89%) Software Engineer
4 900 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 894 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
6 884 (7.37%) Java Developer
7 780 (6.50%) Analyst
8 748 (6.24%) Administrator
9 687 (5.73%) C++ Developer
10 633 (5.28%) Senior Developer
11 605 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
12 550 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
13 522 (4.35%) Software Developer
14 512 (4.27%) Data Scientist
15 473 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 461 (3.84%) C# Developer
17 445 (3.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 428 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
19 424 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
20 409 (3.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1970 (16.42%) HTML
2 1590 (13.26%) CSS
3 1125 (9.38%) .NET
4 1027 (8.56%) Web Services
5 1023 (8.53%) Django
6 836 (6.97%) AngularJS
7 789 (6.58%) jQuery
8 750 (6.25%) HTML5
9 725 (6.04%) XML
10 691 (5.76%) LAMP
11 515 (4.29%) REST
12 492 (4.10%) Spring
13 447 (3.73%) CSS3
14 381 (3.18%) JSON
15 378 (3.15%) RESTful
16 319 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
17 297 (2.48%) Hibernate
18 273 (2.28%) SOAP
19 268 (2.23%) Backbone.js
20 264 (2.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1995 (16.63%) Computer Science
2 1083 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 952 (7.94%) Mathematics
4 891 (7.43%) Algorithms
5 625 (5.21%) Visualisation
6 462 (3.85%) Hedge funds
7 428 (3.57%) Physics
8 426 (3.55%) Statistics
9 337 (2.81%) Data Structures
10 320 (2.67%) Mobile App
11 306 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 302 (2.52%) User Experience
13 271 (2.26%) Fintech
14 255 (2.13%) Data Centre
15 252 (2.10%) Derivative
16 250 (2.08%) Equities
17 236 (1.97%) Fixed Income
18 204 (1.70%) Management Information System
19 198 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
20 147 (1.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5185 (43.23%) Linux
2 1974 (16.46%) Unix
3 1735 (14.46%) Windows
4 622 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 600 (5.00%) CentOS
6 427 (3.56%) Android
7 399 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 307 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 262 (2.18%) Windows Server
10 224 (1.87%) Debian
11 137 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 135 (1.13%) Solaris
13 102 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 88 (0.73%) Windows Phone
15 83 (0.69%) AIX
16 71 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 50 (0.42%) SUSE
18 48 (0.40%) Fedora
19 37 (0.31%) VxWorks
20 32 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3700 (30.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2245 (18.72%) Software Engineering
3 1935 (16.13%) DevOps
4 1517 (12.65%) TDD
5 1455 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1208 (10.07%) Open Source
7 1205 (10.05%) OO
8 1181 (9.85%) Analytics
9 1131 (9.43%) Scrum
10 853 (7.11%) Configuration Management
11 822 (6.85%) Machine Learning
12 636 (5.30%) E-Commerce
13 627 (5.23%) BDD
14 598 (4.99%) Mentoring
15 597 (4.98%) OOP
16 572 (4.77%) SDLC
17 550 (4.59%) Multithreading
18 522 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
19 493 (4.11%) MVC
19 493 (4.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4725 (39.39%) Java
2 3211 (26.77%) SQL
3 3061 (25.52%) JavaScript
4 3006 (25.06%) Perl
5 2890 (24.09%) C++
6 2855 (23.80%) Ruby
7 2040 (17.01%) Bash Shell
8 2038 (16.99%) C#
9 1849 (15.41%) PHP
10 1228 (10.24%) C
11 905 (7.54%) Scala
12 902 (7.52%) R
13 658 (5.49%) Shell Script
14 552 (4.60%) PowerShell
15 357 (2.98%) MATLAB
16 325 (2.71%) Go
17 168 (1.40%) Clojure
18 163 (1.36%) T-SQL
19 162 (1.35%) Objective-C
20 151 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2642 (22.03%) Degree
2 520 (4.34%) PhD
3 457 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 224 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 221 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 180 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 141 (1.18%) CCNP
8 121 (1.01%) CCNA
9 80 (0.67%) ISEB
10 76 (0.63%) CISSP
11 67 (0.56%) RHCE
12 65 (0.54%) CCIE
13 61 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 55 (0.46%) ISTQB
15 50 (0.42%) CEH
16 49 (0.41%) RHCSA
17 46 (0.38%) CREST Certified
17 46 (0.38%) GIAC
18 44 (0.37%) AWS Certification
18 44 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 779 (6.49%) QA
2 72 (0.60%) SDET
3 65 (0.54%) SLA
4 62 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 52 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.13%) MISRA
9 11 (0.092%) COBIT
10 7 (0.058%) COSO
10 7 (0.058%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.050%) GAMP
11 6 (0.050%) GMP
11 6 (0.050%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.050%) MISRA C
12 5 (0.042%) ISO13485
13 4 (0.033%) ISO27002
13 4 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.033%) WAI
14 3 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 621 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 563 (4.69%) Docker
3 214 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 190 (1.58%) Varnish
5 187 (1.56%) KVM
6 169 (1.41%) vSphere
7 164 (1.37%) Xen
8 103 (0.86%) NFS
9 95 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 94 (0.78%) Firmware
11 86 (0.72%) HDFS
12 76 (0.63%) VMware ESX
13 73 (0.61%) VirtualBox
14 61 (0.51%) iptables
15 59 (0.49%) Apache Flume
15 59 (0.49%) XenServer
16 45 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
17 44 (0.37%) Snort
18 42 (0.35%) vCloud
19 41 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1664 (13.87%) Puppet
2 1318 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
3 751 (6.26%) Ansible
4 534 (4.45%) Nagios
5 191 (1.59%) Salt
6 183 (1.53%) ZABBIX
7 142 (1.18%) Graphite
8 139 (1.16%) logstash
9 93 (0.78%) Nessus
10 89 (0.74%) Cacti
11 80 (0.67%) Mesos
12 74 (0.62%) Kibana
13 71 (0.59%) Nmap
14 68 (0.57%) Cobbler
15 56 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 53 (0.44%) Grafana
16 53 (0.44%) Oozie
16 53 (0.44%) Opsview
16 53 (0.44%) Tivoli
17 50 (0.42%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1159 (9.66%) Oracle
2 950 (7.92%) VMware
3 868 (7.24%) Red Hat
4 642 (5.35%) Microsoft
5 450 (3.75%) Google
6 416 (3.47%) Cisco
7 264 (2.20%) Sybase
8 253 (2.11%) Tableau
9 228 (1.90%) Splunk
10 157 (1.31%) Juniper
11 156 (1.30%) HP
12 146 (1.22%) F5
13 135 (1.13%) SAP
14 131 (1.09%) IBM
15 113 (0.94%) Atlassian
15 113 (0.94%) EMC
16 105 (0.88%) Facebook
16 105 (0.88%) New Relic
17 96 (0.80%) Perforce
18 94 (0.78%) Hortonworks
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £29000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £620000 - £720000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Equity
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £12000 - £70000 per annum + Greenfield Development + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Prosper Consulting Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago