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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 84 96
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Permanent jobs citing Python 4356 3314 3303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.82% 3.13% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.55% 5.89% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3595 2792 2818
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
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 £40,000

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
57659 56248 61418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.58% 53.08% 53.53%
Number of salaries quoted 48383 48482 53671
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 £28,000 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +16 4096 £50,000 - 604
London +14 2598 £55,000 - 304
City of London +12 576 £57,500 +4.54% 115
South East +3 497 £42,500 +2.40% 103
East of England +16 423 £42,500 +6.25% 87
Cambridgeshire +7 323 £42,500 - 79
Cambridge +7 288 £42,500 - 72
South West +13 170 £42,000 +20.00% 53
Scotland +30 158 £40,000 -18.78% 21
Surrey +24 132 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Hampshire +16 114 £42,500 +21.42% 15
North West -3 98 £37,500 +15.38% 21
Yorkshire -42 96 £40,000 +6.66% 22
West Midlands +28 91 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Berkshire -32 88 £50,000 +11.11% 33
East Midlands +59 83 £40,000 +3.22% 9
Edinburgh +17 79 £40,000 - 11
Gloucestershire +25 68 £37,500 - 14
Glasgow +7 65 £40,750 -22.38% 7
Oxfordshire -11 65 £45,000 -5.26% 17
West Yorkshire -20 61 £41,500 +3.75% 11
Hertfordshire -30 61 £40,000 - 10
Leeds -8 59 £41,500 +22.05% 11
Manchester -7 56 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Bristol -13 51 £41,000 +20.58% 16
East Sussex -9 49 £40,000 +29.03% 5
Nottingham +45 47 £42,500 -14.14% 1
Nottinghamshire +40 47 £42,500 -14.14% 3
Brighton -7 47 £40,000 +29.03% 5
Oxford -3 45 £40,000 -15.78% 7

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4231 (46.46%) Linux
2 3714 (40.78%) Java
3 2715 (29.81%) Perl
4 2678 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2481 (27.24%) Ruby
6 2480 (27.23%) C++
7 2285 (25.09%) Degree
8 2230 (24.49%) JavaScript
9 2205 (24.21%) SQL
10 1942 (21.32%) PHP
11 1816 (19.94%) Finance
12 1724 (18.93%) UNIX
13 1705 (18.72%) MySQL
14 1700 (18.67%) C#
15 1662 (18.25%) Computer Science
16 1595 (17.51%) Software Engineering
17 1584 (17.39%) HTML
18 1563 (17.16%) Windows
19 1531 (16.81%) Bash Shell
20 1348 (14.80%) OO
21 1311 (14.40%) Puppet
22 1297 (14.24%) CSS
23 1273 (13.98%) C
24 1247 (13.69%) Open Source
25 1155 (12.68%) Git (software)
26 1080 (11.86%) DevOps
27 1074 (11.79%) TDD
28 978 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
29 891 (9.78%) Apache
30 890 (9.77%) jQuery

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 891 (9.78%) Apache
2 463 (5.08%) Node.js
3 436 (4.79%) Tomcat
4 365 (4.01%) nginx
5 161 (1.77%) OpenStack
6 154 (1.69%) IIS
7 143 (1.57%) SAS
8 132 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 132 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 129 (1.42%) Apache Pig
10 123 (1.35%) CMS
11 96 (1.05%) Apache Solr
11 96 (1.05%) Drupal
12 77 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 73 (0.80%) WordPress
14 67 (0.74%) SharePoint
15 51 (0.56%) GlassFish
15 51 (0.56%) Jetty
16 47 (0.52%) ArcGIS
17 46 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 257 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 103 (1.13%) SPSS
3 92 (1.01%) MS Office
4 36 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.33%) CPLEX
6 28 (0.31%) 3ds Max
7 27 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.29%) Maya
9 20 (0.22%) Stata
10 17 (0.19%) Simulink
11 16 (0.18%) S-PLUS
11 16 (0.18%) NASTRAN
12 14 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
13 13 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 12 (0.13%) FrameMaker
14 12 (0.13%) Mathematica
15 10 (0.11%) Abaqus
15 10 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
15 10 (0.11%) Blender
16 8 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 83 (0.91%) Magento
2 31 (0.34%) Endur
3 29 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 19 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.14%) RMDS
8 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.088%) Optimost
9 8 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.055%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
13 3 (0.033%) Front Arena
13 3 (0.033%) SiteCatalyst
14 2 (0.022%) IntelliMatch
14 2 (0.022%) Oracle EBS R12
14 2 (0.022%) Oracle 11i
14 2 (0.022%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 2 (0.022%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 460 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (2.43%) SaaS
3 181 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 178 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 75 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 73 (0.80%) GitHub
7 65 (0.71%) PaaS
8 48 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 40 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
10 39 (0.43%) Google App Engine
11 37 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
12 36 (0.40%) Office 365
13 35 (0.38%) Heroku
14 29 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
15 28 (0.31%) IaaS
16 26 (0.29%) Google Apps
16 26 (0.29%) ElastiCache
16 26 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 12 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
18 11 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 640 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 455 (5.00%) Internet
3 426 (4.68%) HTTP
4 358 (3.93%) DNS
5 232 (2.55%) Firewall
6 181 (1.99%) LDAP
7 162 (1.78%) SAN
8 136 (1.49%) DHCP
9 123 (1.35%) SSH
10 101 (1.11%) LAN
11 97 (1.07%) WAN
12 96 (1.05%) Wireless
13 89 (0.98%) Network Security
14 80 (0.88%) VoIP
15 79 (0.87%) SNMP
15 79 (0.87%) NAS
16 76 (0.83%) VPN
17 72 (0.79%) SSL
18 69 (0.76%) IPv6
19 65 (0.71%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1705 (18.72%) MySQL
2 758 (8.32%) NoSQL
3 746 (8.19%) Big Data
3 746 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
4 631 (6.93%) SQL Server
5 604 (6.63%) Relational Database
6 594 (6.52%) Hadoop
7 581 (6.38%) MongoDB
8 277 (3.04%) Redis
9 255 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
10 253 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 222 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 209 (2.29%) Apache Hive
13 194 (2.13%) Oracle Database
14 181 (1.99%) Data Mining
15 106 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
16 101 (1.11%) Couchbase
17 97 (1.07%) HBase
18 94 (1.03%) DB2
19 70 (0.77%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1155 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 619 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 510 (5.60%) Subversion
4 413 (4.53%) Selenium
5 291 (3.20%) Maven
6 259 (2.84%) JIRA
7 197 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 195 (2.14%) WebDriver
9 187 (2.05%) Ant
10 175 (1.92%) Hudson
11 153 (1.68%) JUnit
12 119 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 106 (1.16%) Mercurial
14 96 (1.05%) TeamCity
15 95 (1.04%) Jasmine
16 73 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 64 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
18 61 (0.67%) Visual Studio
18 61 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
19 60 (0.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 1816 (19.94%) Finance
2 571 (6.27%) Banking
3 480 (5.27%) Front Office
4 467 (5.13%) Games
5 314 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 274 (3.01%) Marketing
7 260 (2.85%) Investment Banking
8 207 (2.27%) Advertising
9 206 (2.26%) Retail
10 165 (1.81%) Publishing
11 138 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 122 (1.34%) Electronics
13 117 (1.28%) Manufacturing
14 69 (0.76%) Aerospace
15 59 (0.65%) Back Office
16 52 (0.57%) Automotive
17 48 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.51%) Multimedia
19 41 (0.45%) Law
20 27 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3859 (42.37%) Developer
2 944 (10.37%) Python Developer
3 800 (8.78%) Software Engineer
4 728 (7.99%) Administrator
5 672 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
6 658 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 634 (6.96%) Analyst
8 528 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
9 500 (5.49%) Java Developer
10 475 (5.22%) C++ Developer
11 435 (4.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 433 (4.75%) Software Developer
13 385 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
14 317 (3.48%) Junior
15 315 (3.46%) Web Developer
16 271 (2.98%) Test Engineer
17 263 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
18 250 (2.75%) Consultant
19 242 (2.66%) PHP Developer
20 239 (2.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1584 (17.39%) HTML
2 1297 (14.24%) CSS
3 890 (9.77%) jQuery
4 848 (9.31%) Django
5 763 (8.38%) Web Services
6 748 (8.21%) .NET
7 668 (7.34%) HTML5
8 556 (6.11%) XML
9 443 (4.86%) AngularJS
10 414 (4.55%) LAMP
11 384 (4.22%) CSS3
12 324 (3.56%) Backbone.js
13 323 (3.55%) REST
14 304 (3.34%) JSON
15 298 (3.27%) Spring
16 273 (3.00%) SOAP
17 266 (2.92%) RESTful
18 237 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
19 227 (2.49%) J2EE
20 220 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1662 (18.25%) Computer Science
2 1247 (13.69%) Open Source
3 763 (8.38%) Algorithms
4 648 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 588 (6.46%) Mathematics
6 321 (3.52%) Hedge funds
7 284 (3.12%) Physics
8 264 (2.90%) Visualisation
9 260 (2.85%) Data Structures
10 257 (2.82%) User Experience
11 250 (2.75%) Statistics
12 228 (2.50%) Mobile App
13 194 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 192 (2.11%) Derivative
15 161 (1.77%) Fixed Income
16 158 (1.73%) Digital Media
17 149 (1.64%) Equities
18 138 (1.52%) Social Media
19 116 (1.27%) Artificial Intelligence
20 109 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4231 (46.46%) Linux
2 1724 (18.93%) UNIX
3 1563 (17.16%) Windows
4 550 (6.04%) CentOS
5 549 (6.03%) Ubuntu
6 530 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 410 (4.50%) Android
8 333 (3.66%) Debian
9 319 (3.50%) Apple iOS
10 298 (3.27%) Solaris
11 145 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 97 (1.07%) AIX
13 71 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (0.70%) Fedora
15 62 (0.68%) SUSE
16 54 (0.59%) Windows 7
16 54 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 40 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 39 (0.43%) Mac OS
19 37 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2678 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1595 (17.51%) Software Engineering
3 1348 (14.80%) OO
4 1080 (11.86%) DevOps
5 1074 (11.79%) TDD
6 788 (8.65%) Scrum
7 755 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
8 613 (6.73%) Analytics
9 596 (6.54%) E-Commerce
10 517 (5.68%) Multithreading
11 502 (5.51%) Configuration Management
12 442 (4.85%) Mentoring
13 441 (4.84%) MVC
14 440 (4.83%) BDD
15 410 (4.50%) Web Development
16 351 (3.85%) OOP
17 328 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
18 324 (3.56%) Automated Testing
19 306 (3.36%) ITIL
20 275 (3.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3714 (40.78%) Java
2 2715 (29.81%) Perl
3 2481 (27.24%) Ruby
4 2480 (27.23%) C++
5 2230 (24.49%) JavaScript
6 2205 (24.21%) SQL
7 1942 (21.32%) PHP
8 1700 (18.67%) C#
9 1531 (16.81%) Bash Shell
10 1273 (13.98%) C
11 478 (5.25%) Shell Script
12 427 (4.69%) Scala
13 304 (3.34%) PowerShell
14 300 (3.29%) R
15 229 (2.51%) MATLAB
16 140 (1.54%) VBA
17 138 (1.52%) Objective-C
17 138 (1.52%) Groovy
18 127 (1.39%) T-SQL
19 107 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2285 (25.09%) Degree
2 261 (2.87%) PhD
3 243 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 127 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 106 (1.16%) ISEB
6 102 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 71 (0.78%) CCNA
9 64 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 57 (0.63%) CISSP
11 47 (0.52%) RHCE
12 35 (0.38%) CCNP
13 34 (0.37%) Postgraduate
14 32 (0.35%) CEH
15 23 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
18 17 (0.19%) LPIC
19 16 (0.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 782 (8.59%) QA
2 100 (1.10%) SLA
3 65 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 63 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.16%) DO-178B
7 12 (0.13%) JTAG
8 11 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.066%) TickIT
10 6 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 5 (0.055%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.033%) WCAG
13 2 (0.022%) COBIT
13 2 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.011%) COREP
14 1 (0.011%) UCITS
14 1 (0.011%) GPG13
14 1 (0.011%) EMIR
System Software
1 409 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 210 (2.31%) KVM
3 186 (2.04%) Xen
4 160 (1.76%) Active Directory
5 134 (1.47%) NFS
6 88 (0.97%) Varnish
7 76 (0.83%) Hyper-V
8 71 (0.78%) vSphere
9 70 (0.77%) Snort
10 51 (0.56%) Firmware
11 48 (0.53%) Docker
12 43 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 35 (0.38%) XenServer
13 35 (0.38%) Samba
13 35 (0.38%) Postfix
14 28 (0.31%) Sendmail
14 28 (0.31%) Nmap
15 27 (0.30%) VMware ESX
15 27 (0.30%) Ceph
16 23 (0.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1311 (14.40%) Puppet
2 978 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
3 591 (6.49%) Nagios
4 198 (2.17%) Ansible
5 194 (2.13%) ZABBIX
6 172 (1.89%) Salt
7 138 (1.52%) Vagrant
8 114 (1.25%) CFEngine
9 112 (1.23%) Cacti
10 73 (0.80%) Zenoss
11 71 (0.78%) logstash
12 64 (0.70%) Ganglia
13 61 (0.67%) HAProxy
14 49 (0.54%) Tivoli
15 45 (0.49%) OpenView
16 43 (0.47%) StatsD
17 36 (0.40%) Munin
17 36 (0.40%) Capistrano
18 34 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
19 33 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 802 (8.81%) Red Hat
2 785 (8.62%) Oracle
3 571 (6.27%) VMware
4 501 (5.50%) Microsoft
5 212 (2.33%) Google
6 188 (2.06%) JBoss
7 179 (1.97%) Cisco
8 178 (1.95%) Sybase
9 161 (1.77%) HP
10 138 (1.52%) Zend
11 111 (1.22%) Rackspace
12 98 (1.08%) IBM
13 92 (1.01%) Facebook
14 89 (0.98%) Citrix
15 86 (0.94%) Reuters
16 81 (0.89%) Tableau
17 80 (0.88%) Bloomberg
18 76 (0.83%) Perforce
18 76 (0.83%) EMC
18 76 (0.83%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum NO COMMERCIAL DEV EXPERIENCE REQUIRE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Base + Top Prospects
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £38000 per annum - Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35-40k + up to £10k Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago