The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Python over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK
Rank 28 36 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +34
Permanent jobs citing Python 6106 6013 4083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.24% 5.96% 3.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.35% 11.51% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5141 5019 3372
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
45747 52248 53948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 54.21% 51.82% 50.47%
Number of salaries quoted 39006 44932 46129
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Python as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 5856 £55,000 +2.80% 1020
London +2 3298 £62,500 +4.16% 564
South East +16 914 £45,000 -5.26% 142
East of England +24 502 £45,000 -5.26% 124
City of London +2 460 £67,500 +8.00% 131
Cambridgeshire +17 384 £45,000 - 109
Cambridge +12 351 £45,000 - 99
South West +6 312 £41,500 -7.77% 53
North West +52 296 £50,000 +20.48% 51
Berkshire +45 278 £50,000 -4.76% 38
Manchester +38 261 £50,000 +11.11% 42
Yorkshire -2 196 £50,001 +11.11% 54
Scotland +20 174 £44,500 +11.25% 39
Oxfordshire 0 157 £47,500 -5.00% 31
Hampshire -7 149 £45,000 - 27
East Midlands +10 145 £41,000 +9.33% 8
West Yorkshire +2 142 £51,250 +13.88% 33
West Midlands +36 141 £42,500 -7.60% 13
Reading +25 139 £47,500 -9.52% 22
Surrey +33 135 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Leeds +17 132 £53,750 +19.44% 24
Gloucestershire +2 118 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Edinburgh +40 104 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Bristol +4 97 £47,500 -9.52% 21
Oxford -1 91 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Nottinghamshire 0 67 £45,000 +22.44% 4
Hertfordshire -21 61 £52,500 - 5
East Sussex +28 59 £45,000 +16.12% 3
Brighton +22 57 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Glasgow -2 55 £45,000 +12.50% 14

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Python.

1 5328 (43.00%) Linux
2 5179 (41.80%) Java
3 4255 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3099 (25.01%) SQL
5 2915 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 2886 (23.29%) DevOps
7 2781 (22.45%) C++
8 2722 (21.97%) Ruby
9 2511 (20.27%) Degree
10 2438 (19.68%) Perl
11 2420 (19.53%) Finance
12 2382 (19.23%) Software Engineering
13 2317 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
14 2277 (18.38%) Bash Shell
15 2077 (16.76%) Puppet
16 2060 (16.63%) C#
17 1895 (15.29%) HTML
18 1840 (14.85%) Computer Science
19 1783 (14.39%) Git (software)
20 1719 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
21 1684 (13.59%) Unix
22 1682 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
23 1665 (13.44%) Windows
24 1658 (13.38%) Ansible
25 1626 (13.12%) Jenkins
26 1613 (13.02%) Big Data
27 1536 (12.40%) MySQL
28 1487 (12.00%) PHP
29 1477 (11.92%) Analytics
30 1470 (11.86%) CSS

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 884 (7.13%) Apache Spark
2 816 (6.59%) Apache
3 639 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
4 524 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 445 (3.59%) OpenStack
6 404 (3.26%) SAS
7 321 (2.59%) nginx
8 301 (2.43%) WebSphere
9 296 (2.39%) JBoss
10 270 (2.18%) WebLogic
11 239 (1.93%) Apache Pig
12 231 (1.86%) Confluence
13 210 (1.69%) IIS
14 201 (1.62%) Jetty
15 159 (1.28%) Apache Solr
16 138 (1.11%) CloudStack
17 98 (0.79%) CMS
18 72 (0.58%) WordPress
19 62 (0.50%) Drupal
20 58 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 258 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 171 (1.38%) SPSS
3 79 (0.64%) MS Office
4 32 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 27 (0.22%) Stata
6 23 (0.19%) Simulink
7 22 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
8 17 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.097%) GNU Octave
10 12 (0.097%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.081%) EViews
12 7 (0.056%) FrameMaker
12 7 (0.056%) Maya
12 7 (0.056%) NUKE
13 6 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (0.040%) HipChat
14 5 (0.040%) Houdini
14 5 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 74 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.15%) Magento
4 14 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 13 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.056%) Front Arena
8 5 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.032%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.032%) FLEXCUBE
9 4 (0.032%) Odoo
9 4 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.032%) Summit
9 4 (0.032%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.024%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.024%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 2 (0.016%) osCommerce
11 2 (0.016%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.016%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2317 (18.70%) Amazon AWS
2 693 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 550 (4.44%) SaaS
4 293 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 288 (2.32%) GitHub
6 223 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
7 192 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 181 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 147 (1.19%) PaaS
10 146 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 98 (0.79%) IaaS
12 80 (0.65%) Office 365
13 73 (0.59%) Slack
14 61 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 58 (0.47%) Google Analytics
16 56 (0.45%) CloudBees
17 51 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
18 50 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
19 48 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
19 48 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 445 (3.59%) Firewall
2 434 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 411 (3.32%) Internet
4 404 (3.26%) DNS
4 404 (3.26%) HTTP
5 212 (1.71%) Wireless
6 147 (1.19%) LDAP
7 130 (1.05%) Network Security
8 129 (1.04%) VPN
9 127 (1.03%) WAN
10 123 (0.99%) SSL
11 121 (0.98%) SAN
12 116 (0.94%) DHCP
13 107 (0.86%) LAN
14 93 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
15 92 (0.74%) BGP
16 75 (0.61%) Bluetooth
17 69 (0.56%) SNMP
18 68 (0.55%) SSH
19 67 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1613 (13.02%) Big Data
2 1536 (12.40%) MySQL
3 1214 (9.80%) Hadoop
4 1127 (9.10%) NoSQL
5 1038 (8.38%) MongoDB
6 810 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
7 803 (6.48%) Relational Database
8 799 (6.45%) SQL Server
9 498 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 390 (3.15%) Redis
11 355 (2.87%) Apache Hive
12 307 (2.48%) RDBMS
13 257 (2.07%) Data Mining
14 240 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
15 181 (1.46%) HBase
16 137 (1.11%) Neo4j
17 136 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
17 136 (1.10%) Oracle Database
18 125 (1.01%) QlikView
19 119 (0.96%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1783 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 1626 (13.12%) Jenkins
3 762 (6.15%) JIRA
4 690 (5.57%) Selenium
5 497 (4.01%) Subversion
6 409 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 375 (3.03%) Maven
8 368 (2.97%) Cucumber
9 287 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 263 (2.12%) JUnit
11 229 (1.85%) Vagrant
12 184 (1.49%) Ant
13 179 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 147 (1.19%) JMeter
15 142 (1.15%) WebDriver
16 139 (1.12%) Hudson
17 134 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
18 119 (0.96%) GoCD
19 112 (0.90%) HP UFT
20 108 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 2420 (19.53%) Finance
2 1032 (8.33%) Banking
3 621 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 612 (4.94%) Marketing
5 574 (4.63%) Retail
6 413 (3.33%) Games
7 280 (2.26%) Front Office
8 259 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 235 (1.90%) Electronics
10 203 (1.64%) Advertising
11 139 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 127 (1.03%) Legal
13 125 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 121 (0.98%) Publishing
15 65 (0.52%) Back Office
16 60 (0.48%) Military
17 59 (0.48%) Automotive
18 47 (0.38%) Law
19 42 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 38 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4251 (34.31%) Developer
2 1479 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 1460 (11.78%) Python Developer
4 1195 (9.64%) Software Engineer
5 1037 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 882 (7.12%) Linux Engineer
7 631 (5.09%) Analyst
8 628 (5.07%) Software Developer
9 616 (4.97%) Data Scientist
10 594 (4.79%) Senior Developer
11 485 (3.91%) Junior
12 464 (3.74%) Administrator
13 418 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
14 398 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 391 (3.16%) Architect
16 375 (3.03%) Java Engineer
17 370 (2.99%) C++ Developer
18 365 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
19 357 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
19 357 (2.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1895 (15.29%) HTML
2 1470 (11.86%) CSS
3 1270 (10.25%) .NET
4 1054 (8.51%) Web Services
5 1046 (8.44%) AngularJS
6 957 (7.72%) Django
7 862 (6.96%) Node.js
8 671 (5.42%) HTML5
9 654 (5.28%) REST
10 549 (4.43%) RESTful
11 545 (4.40%) jQuery
12 533 (4.30%) XML
13 518 (4.18%) Spring
14 458 (3.70%) React
15 450 (3.63%) LAMP
16 407 (3.28%) CSS3
17 385 (3.11%) Flask
18 359 (2.90%) ASP.NET
19 321 (2.59%) SOAP
20 289 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1840 (14.85%) Computer Science
2 995 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 826 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 522 (4.21%) Fintech
5 333 (2.69%) User Experience
6 319 (2.57%) Hedge funds
7 318 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 270 (2.18%) Data Structures
9 258 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 246 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 185 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 178 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 168 (1.36%) Fixed Income
14 146 (1.18%) Derivative
15 127 (1.03%) Equities
16 125 (1.01%) Management Information System
17 100 (0.81%) Client/Server
18 95 (0.77%) Public Cloud
19 90 (0.73%) Credit Risk
19 90 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5328 (43.00%) Linux
2 1684 (13.59%) Unix
3 1665 (13.44%) Windows
4 598 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 545 (4.40%) CentOS
6 441 (3.56%) Ubuntu
7 401 (3.24%) Android
8 311 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 244 (1.97%) Windows Server
10 221 (1.78%) Debian
11 144 (1.16%) Solaris
12 90 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 76 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 70 (0.56%) CoreOS
14 70 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 39 (0.31%) AIX
17 37 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
17 37 (0.30%) Fedora
18 33 (0.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4255 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2886 (23.29%) DevOps
3 2382 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 1719 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
5 1477 (11.92%) Analytics
6 1441 (11.63%) Scrum
7 1369 (11.05%) TDD
8 1223 (9.87%) Mathematics
9 1197 (9.66%) Open Source
10 1169 (9.44%) Configuration Management
11 1146 (9.25%) Machine Learning
12 1048 (8.46%) OO
13 774 (6.25%) Web Development
14 751 (6.06%) SDLC
15 718 (5.79%) E-Commerce
16 627 (5.06%) Mentoring
17 620 (5.00%) BDD
18 592 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
19 548 (4.42%) Continuous Delivery
20 538 (4.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5179 (41.80%) Java
2 3099 (25.01%) SQL
3 2915 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 2781 (22.45%) C++
5 2722 (21.97%) Ruby
6 2438 (19.68%) Perl
7 2277 (18.38%) Bash Shell
8 2060 (16.63%) C#
9 1487 (12.00%) PHP
10 1425 (11.50%) C
11 1072 (8.65%) Scala
12 1022 (8.25%) R
13 759 (6.13%) PowerShell
14 659 (5.32%) Go
15 576 (4.65%) Shell Script
16 418 (3.37%) MATLAB
17 276 (2.23%) Groovy
18 149 (1.20%) VBA
19 135 (1.09%) PL/SQL
20 124 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2511 (20.27%) Degree
2 591 (4.77%) PhD
3 491 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 265 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 154 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 144 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 124 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (0.99%) ISEB
9 89 (0.72%) CISSP
10 87 (0.70%) CEH
11 86 (0.69%) AWS Certification
12 74 (0.60%) CCNA
13 64 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 60 (0.48%) CCNP
15 55 (0.44%) CREST Certified
16 53 (0.43%) GIAC
17 50 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 45 (0.36%) OSCP
19 43 (0.35%) CISA
20 32 (0.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 782 (6.31%) QA
2 81 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 78 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 68 (0.55%) SLA
5 65 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (0.44%) SDET
7 42 (0.34%) GCP
8 33 (0.27%) COBIT
9 15 (0.12%) MISRA
10 13 (0.10%) IEC 61508
10 13 (0.10%) JTAG
11 12 (0.097%) IFRS
11 12 (0.097%) IFRS 9
12 11 (0.089%) HL7
12 11 (0.089%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.073%) HIPAA
14 8 (0.065%) GPG13
14 8 (0.065%) MiFID
14 8 (0.065%) SSAE 16
15 5 (0.040%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1360 (10.98%) Docker
2 533 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 249 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 217 (1.75%) Xen
5 205 (1.65%) vSphere
6 170 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 137 (1.11%) XenServer
8 108 (0.87%) Firmware
9 90 (0.73%) KVM
9 90 (0.73%) NFS
10 88 (0.71%) Varnish
11 82 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
12 66 (0.53%) Apache Flume
13 65 (0.52%) HDFS
14 56 (0.45%) VirtualBox
15 39 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 36 (0.29%) Samba
16 36 (0.29%) Snort
17 35 (0.28%) iptables
17 35 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2077 (16.76%) Puppet
2 1682 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1658 (13.38%) Ansible
4 416 (3.36%) Nagios
5 415 (3.35%) Kubernetes
6 321 (2.59%) Terraform
7 278 (2.24%) Salt
8 189 (1.53%) Kibana
9 172 (1.39%) logstash
10 156 (1.26%) Mesos
11 134 (1.08%) Graphite
12 118 (0.95%) Tivoli
13 111 (0.90%) Cobbler
14 92 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 67 (0.54%) rkt
16 65 (0.52%) HAProxy
16 65 (0.52%) Nessus
16 65 (0.52%) Nmap
17 62 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
18 49 (0.40%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1089 (8.79%) Oracle
2 757 (6.11%) Red Hat
3 719 (5.80%) VMware
4 632 (5.10%) Microsoft
5 522 (4.21%) Google
6 308 (2.49%) Splunk
7 307 (2.48%) Tableau
8 231 (1.86%) Cisco
9 186 (1.50%) Atlassian
10 185 (1.49%) HP
11 151 (1.22%) New Relic
12 143 (1.15%) IBM
13 140 (1.13%) SAP
14 127 (1.03%) SaltStack
15 123 (0.99%) Sybase
16 114 (0.92%) EnterpriseDB
17 93 (0.75%) Juniper
18 83 (0.67%) TIBCO
19 82 (0.66%) AppDynamics
20 78 (0.63%) Apple
Leatherhead, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Standard Employment Benefits & Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £65,000 package (great bens)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary - Best on market with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 plus beneifts
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000 + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Seven Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: + great benefits!
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - 45,000 and comprehensive package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum gulam
Posted: 7 hours ago