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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 51 62 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Python 5382 4718 3541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.91% 4.03% 3.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.58% 7.83% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4422 3846 2967
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 2015. 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 +11 5032 £52,500 +5.00% 771
London +11 2993 £60,000 +9.09% 439
South East +43 804 £45,000 +5.88% 116
City of London +19 675 £62,500 +8.69% 126
East of England -6 348 £45,000 +5.88% 82
South West +28 335 £45,000 +20.00% 39
Cambridgeshire +1 233 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Yorkshire +76 232 £40,000 - 31
Berkshire +56 215 £45,000 - 27
Cambridge +3 210 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Hampshire +46 197 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Scotland +2 185 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Bristol +29 174 £65,000 +55.68% 10
Surrey +19 161 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Reading +47 149 £45,000 -5.26% 21
West Yorkshire +74 145 £45,000 +12.50% 22
North West +12 137 £37,500 - 29
Leeds +68 119 £47,500 +16.56% 18
Oxfordshire +17 104 £42,750 -5.00% 17
Edinburgh +7 95 £35,000 -14.11% 25
West Midlands -7 94 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Gloucestershire +10 89 £45,000 +20.00% 13
East Midlands +9 86 £40,000 - 15
Manchester +19 85 £37,500 - 18
Glasgow -1 69 £52,500 +16.66% 7
Oxford +7 68 £45,000 +21.62% 9
Wales +23 63 £35,000 +7.69% 5
South Wales +17 63 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Hertfordshire -11 57 £45,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire +33 53 £40,000 -3.61% 14

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5034 (49.12%) Linux
2 4014 (39.16%) Java
3 3238 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
4 3039 (29.65%) Perl
5 2900 (28.30%) SQL
6 2660 (25.95%) Ruby
7 2546 (24.84%) JavaScript
8 2483 (24.23%) C++
9 2270 (22.15%) Degree
10 2134 (20.82%) Finance
11 1987 (19.39%) PHP
12 1876 (18.30%) UNIX
13 1875 (18.29%) Software Engineering
14 1836 (17.91%) Bash Shell
15 1799 (17.55%) HTML
16 1789 (17.46%) DevOps
17 1694 (16.53%) MySQL
18 1656 (16.16%) Windows
19 1599 (15.60%) Puppet
20 1595 (15.56%) Computer Science
21 1547 (15.09%) Git (software)
22 1520 (14.83%) C#
23 1479 (14.43%) CSS
24 1431 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
25 1344 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
26 1301 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
27 1248 (12.18%) TDD
28 1226 (11.96%) Oracle
29 1203 (11.74%) Jenkins
30 1198 (11.69%) C

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1112 (10.85%) Apache
2 641 (6.25%) Node.js
3 578 (5.64%) Tomcat
4 440 (4.29%) nginx
5 366 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 349 (3.41%) OpenStack
7 312 (3.04%) SAS
8 276 (2.69%) Apache Spark
9 224 (2.19%) JBoss
10 222 (2.17%) Apache Pig
11 187 (1.82%) IIS
12 148 (1.44%) WebLogic
13 125 (1.22%) CMS
14 101 (0.99%) Drupal
15 96 (0.94%) Apache Solr
16 84 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 79 (0.77%) SharePoint
18 74 (0.72%) GlassFish
19 58 (0.57%) Confluence
20 55 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 288 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 178 (1.74%) SPSS
3 104 (1.01%) MS Office
4 36 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 30 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.20%) GNU Octave
7 13 (0.13%) Mathematica
7 13 (0.13%) Maya
8 12 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 11 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.078%) Quicktime
11 8 (0.078%) Final Cut Pro
12 6 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.059%) CPLEX
13 5 (0.049%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.049%) Stata
13 5 (0.049%) Weka
14 4 (0.039%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 52 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 39 (0.38%) RMDS
3 29 (0.28%) Magento
4 14 (0.14%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.14%) Odoo
5 13 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.049%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 4 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.039%) Exstream
11 3 (0.029%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.029%) CSG Singleview
11 3 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.020%) Unica
13 1 (0.010%) Tridion
13 1 (0.010%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 1431 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (2.78%) SaaS
3 282 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
4 197 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 194 (1.89%) PaaS
6 180 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 177 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 145 (1.41%) GitHub
8 145 (1.41%) IaaS
9 131 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 116 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
11 74 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 69 (0.67%) Google App Engine
13 61 (0.60%) Google Analytics
14 44 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
14 44 (0.43%) Route 53
15 42 (0.41%) Heroku
16 32 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 27 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
18 26 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 594 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 515 (5.02%) Internet
3 460 (4.49%) DNS
4 452 (4.41%) Firewall
5 441 (4.30%) HTTP
6 195 (1.90%) VPN
7 176 (1.72%) SAN
8 163 (1.59%) WAN
9 131 (1.28%) SMTP
10 129 (1.26%) SSL
11 126 (1.23%) LAN
12 125 (1.22%) LDAP
13 121 (1.18%) Network Security
14 120 (1.17%) BGP
15 100 (0.98%) DHCP
16 97 (0.95%) SSH
17 94 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
18 91 (0.89%) VLAN
18 91 (0.89%) Broadband
19 90 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1694 (16.53%) MySQL
2 1093 (10.66%) Big Data
3 982 (9.58%) MongoDB
4 946 (9.23%) NoSQL
5 848 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
6 839 (8.19%) SQL Server
7 833 (8.13%) Hadoop
8 766 (7.47%) Relational Database
9 341 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 330 (3.22%) RDBMS
11 326 (3.18%) Redis
12 296 (2.89%) Apache Hive
13 284 (2.77%) Data Mining
14 181 (1.77%) HBase
15 166 (1.62%) Oracle Database
16 157 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
17 125 (1.22%) QlikView
18 106 (1.03%) Mahout
19 102 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
19 102 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1547 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 1203 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 531 (5.18%) Selenium
4 501 (4.89%) Subversion
5 387 (3.78%) Maven
6 351 (3.42%) JIRA
7 303 (2.96%) JUnit
8 235 (2.29%) Hudson
9 227 (2.21%) Ant
10 216 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 211 (2.06%) WebDriver
12 171 (1.67%) TeamCity
13 136 (1.33%) Visual Studio
14 130 (1.27%) Mercurial
15 122 (1.19%) Gradle
16 96 (0.94%) Grunt
17 95 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
17 95 (0.93%) NUnit
18 91 (0.89%) Eclipse
19 80 (0.78%) JMeter
General
1 2134 (20.82%) Finance
2 619 (6.04%) Banking
3 513 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 457 (4.46%) Front Office
5 435 (4.24%) Marketing
6 418 (4.08%) Games
7 258 (2.52%) Retail
8 211 (2.06%) Electronics
9 209 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 128 (1.25%) Advertising
11 121 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 111 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 108 (1.05%) Law
14 94 (0.92%) Legal
15 88 (0.86%) Back Office
16 76 (0.74%) Publishing
17 45 (0.44%) Military
18 29 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.27%) Aerospace
20 27 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3857 (37.63%) Developer
2 1049 (10.24%) Software Engineer
3 820 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 812 (7.92%) Python Developer
5 715 (6.98%) Analyst
6 619 (6.04%) Senior Developer
7 618 (6.03%) Administrator
8 571 (5.57%) Software Developer
9 542 (5.29%) Java Developer
10 538 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
11 412 (4.02%) Data Scientist
12 398 (3.88%) Linux Administrator
13 375 (3.66%) C++ Developer
14 336 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 332 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
16 326 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
17 323 (3.15%) Web Developer
18 320 (3.12%) Junior
19 315 (3.07%) Applications Support
20 285 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1799 (17.55%) HTML
2 1479 (14.43%) CSS
3 1014 (9.89%) Web Services
4 950 (9.27%) .NET
5 824 (8.04%) jQuery
6 769 (7.50%) Django
7 702 (6.85%) XML
8 698 (6.81%) HTML5
9 558 (5.44%) REST
10 537 (5.24%) AngularJS
11 438 (4.27%) CSS3
12 433 (4.22%) Spring
13 358 (3.49%) LAMP
14 349 (3.41%) JSON
15 318 (3.10%) Backbone.js
16 286 (2.79%) RESTful
17 284 (2.77%) ASP.NET
18 274 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
19 262 (2.56%) Ajax
20 261 (2.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1595 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 980 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 666 (6.50%) Algorithms
4 632 (6.17%) Mathematics
5 459 (4.48%) Visualisation
6 390 (3.81%) Statistics
7 346 (3.38%) Hedge funds
8 304 (2.97%) Derivative
9 279 (2.72%) User Experience
10 274 (2.67%) Data Centre
11 269 (2.62%) Data Structures
12 261 (2.55%) Mobile App
13 254 (2.48%) Equities
14 236 (2.30%) Physics
15 220 (2.15%) Management Information System
16 219 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 165 (1.61%) Fixed Income
18 143 (1.40%) Digital Media
19 129 (1.26%) Social Media
20 107 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5034 (49.12%) Linux
2 1876 (18.30%) UNIX
3 1656 (16.16%) Windows
4 583 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 580 (5.66%) Ubuntu
6 567 (5.53%) CentOS
7 334 (3.26%) Android
8 271 (2.64%) Apple iOS
9 269 (2.62%) Debian
10 232 (2.26%) Solaris
11 152 (1.48%) Mac OS X
12 116 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 78 (0.76%) SUSE
14 76 (0.74%) Fedora
15 69 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 67 (0.65%) AIX
17 55 (0.54%) Windows 7
17 55 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
18 42 (0.41%) CoreOS
19 32 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3238 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1875 (18.29%) Software Engineering
3 1789 (17.46%) DevOps
4 1344 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1248 (12.18%) TDD
6 1197 (11.68%) Open Source
7 1118 (10.91%) OO
8 1063 (10.37%) Analytics
9 947 (9.24%) Scrum
10 923 (9.01%) Configuration Management
11 616 (6.01%) E-Commerce
12 576 (5.62%) BDD
13 561 (5.47%) MVC
14 489 (4.77%) Mentoring
15 482 (4.70%) SDLC
16 476 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
16 476 (4.64%) Test Automation
17 452 (4.41%) Unit Testing
18 447 (4.36%) Web Development
19 369 (3.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4014 (39.16%) Java
2 3039 (29.65%) Perl
3 2900 (28.30%) SQL
4 2660 (25.95%) Ruby
5 2546 (24.84%) JavaScript
6 2483 (24.23%) C++
7 1987 (19.39%) PHP
8 1836 (17.91%) Bash Shell
9 1520 (14.83%) C#
10 1198 (11.69%) C
11 707 (6.90%) R
12 643 (6.27%) Shell Script
13 599 (5.84%) Scala
14 493 (4.81%) PowerShell
15 314 (3.06%) MATLAB
16 259 (2.53%) Go
17 237 (2.31%) VBA
18 224 (2.19%) Groovy
19 208 (2.03%) Clojure
20 190 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2270 (22.15%) Degree
2 354 (3.45%) PhD
3 290 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 176 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 127 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 99 (0.97%) CCNA
8 86 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 80 (0.78%) CCNP
10 78 (0.76%) ISEB
11 48 (0.47%) RHCE
12 33 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (0.30%) CCIE
14 27 (0.26%) RHCSA
15 25 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (0.20%) CISSP
18 19 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
18 19 (0.19%) CWNA
19 17 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (5.94%) QA
2 56 (0.55%) SLA
3 26 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.078%) WAI
7 8 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.059%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.049%) WCAG
9 5 (0.049%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.029%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.020%) COBIT
11 2 (0.020%) JTAG
11 2 (0.020%) HL7
11 2 (0.020%) BS25999
11 2 (0.020%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.020%) GAMP
11 2 (0.020%) GMP
11 2 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 644 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 398 (3.88%) Docker
3 160 (1.56%) KVM
4 154 (1.50%) Varnish
5 142 (1.39%) Active Directory
6 136 (1.33%) Xen
7 122 (1.19%) VirtualBox
8 85 (0.83%) NFS
9 81 (0.79%) Hyper-V
10 69 (0.67%) vSphere
11 66 (0.64%) Apache Flume
12 65 (0.63%) LXC
13 58 (0.57%) HDFS
14 54 (0.53%) Postfix
15 53 (0.52%) Firmware
16 52 (0.51%) iptables
17 42 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 41 (0.40%) VMware ESX
19 38 (0.37%) Squid
20 37 (0.36%) qmail
Systems Management
1 1599 (15.60%) Puppet
2 1301 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
3 645 (6.29%) Nagios
4 588 (5.74%) Ansible
5 272 (2.65%) Vagrant
6 224 (2.19%) ZABBIX
7 206 (2.01%) Salt
8 144 (1.41%) Graphite
9 98 (0.96%) logstash
10 69 (0.67%) Cacti
11 63 (0.61%) Zenoss
12 59 (0.58%) Tivoli
13 58 (0.57%) HAProxy
13 58 (0.57%) Cobbler
14 56 (0.55%) Kibana
15 49 (0.48%) Ganglia
16 48 (0.47%) Nessus
17 45 (0.44%) Mesos
18 43 (0.42%) StatsD
19 40 (0.39%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1226 (11.96%) Oracle
2 889 (8.67%) VMware
3 818 (7.98%) Red Hat
4 490 (4.78%) Microsoft
5 377 (3.68%) Google
6 356 (3.47%) Cisco
7 223 (2.18%) Splunk
8 197 (1.92%) Tableau
9 176 (1.72%) Sybase
10 151 (1.47%) Rackspace
11 145 (1.41%) HP
12 139 (1.36%) IBM
13 112 (1.09%) SAP
14 93 (0.91%) Perforce
15 92 (0.90%) Netezza
16 91 (0.89%) Cognos
17 90 (0.88%) New Relic
18 78 (0.76%) Informatica
19 77 (0.75%) SaltStack
20 68 (0.66%) Cloudera
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £75,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum £30,000 - £55,000 Doe
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
North East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + car, stock options and bonuses
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum bonuses, shares, health care and life insura
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Discretionary annual bonus of up to 20%
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Options, Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Options, Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago