The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Python
Rank 66 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Permanent jobs citing Python 4628 3248 3653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.82% 2.92% 2.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.25% 5.47% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3776 2730 3166
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
63832 59398 67289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.72% 53.42% 53.53%
Number of salaries quoted 53824 50926 59412
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +26 4327 £49,000 +8.88% 580
London +20 2664 £55,000 +6.79% 310
South East +26 638 £45,000 +20.00% 84
City of London +18 575 £57,500 +4.54% 100
East of England +7 433 £40,000 +1.26% 99
Cambridgeshire -1 267 £41,000 +2.50% 83
Cambridge +1 245 £41,000 +2.50% 74
South West +27 202 £35,000 -12.50% 36
Scotland +12 186 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Berkshire +53 155 £50,000 +25.00% 26
North West +49 151 £35,000 - 25
Oxfordshire +9 149 £45,000 +11.11% 17
Hampshire -7 132 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Surrey +48 120 £50,000 +42.85% 16
Glasgow +10 104 £45,500 +1.11% 7
Yorkshire -27 103 £35,000 -10.25% 17
Hertfordshire +29 89 £40,000 +23.07% 14
Reading +17 79 £55,000 +46.66% 16
Oxford -6 79 £50,000 - 10
Manchester +35 76 £35,500 +1.42% 10
West Midlands +3 76 £42,500 +30.76% 10
Bristol +13 68 £35,000 - 9
Cheshire +31 55 £32,500 -13.33% 11
West Yorkshire -37 55 £35,000 -22.22% 14
East Sussex -3 54 £40,000 +42.85% 4
Brighton -8 54 £40,000 +42.85% 4
Edinburgh -19 54 £40,000 - 11
Gloucestershire +19 53 £37,000 -11.90% 10
East Midlands -17 45 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Leeds -15 43 £34,925 -3.65% 9

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4048 (47.39%) Linux
2 3569 (41.79%) Java
3 2678 (31.35%) Perl
4 2272 (26.60%) Degree
5 2270 (26.58%) JavaScript
6 2181 (25.54%) SQL
7 2169 (25.40%) C++
8 2092 (24.49%) Ruby
9 2074 (24.28%) PHP
10 1968 (23.04%) UNIX
11 1705 (19.96%) HTML
12 1696 (19.86%) Computer Science
13 1656 (19.39%) MySQL
14 1515 (17.74%) Finance
15 1481 (17.34%) C#
16 1447 (16.94%) OO
16 1447 (16.94%) Software Engineering
17 1383 (16.19%) CSS
18 1327 (15.54%) Open Source
19 1301 (15.23%) Bash Shell
20 1257 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
21 1219 (14.27%) Windows
22 1052 (12.32%) C
23 1021 (11.95%) Puppet
24 961 (11.25%) Apache
25 937 (10.97%) Django
26 881 (10.31%) TDD
27 873 (10.22%) Git (software)
28 862 (10.09%) jQuery
29 836 (9.79%) QA

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 961 (11.25%) Apache
2 415 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 332 (3.89%) Node.js
4 272 (3.18%) nginx
5 268 (3.14%) Drupal
6 166 (1.94%) Apache Pig
7 165 (1.93%) CMS
8 162 (1.90%) WordPress
9 161 (1.89%) IIS
10 156 (1.83%) SAS
11 114 (1.33%) WebSphere
11 114 (1.33%) OpenStack
12 103 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 80 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 70 (0.82%) Apache Solr
15 68 (0.80%) Jetty
16 65 (0.76%) SugarCRM
17 64 (0.75%) SharePoint
18 47 (0.55%) Alfresco
19 46 (0.54%) Tornado
Applications
1 229 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 111 (1.30%) MS Office
3 99 (1.16%) SPSS
4 43 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 20 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.20%) CPLEX
7 13 (0.15%) Stata
8 11 (0.13%) Simulink
9 10 (0.12%) Maya
9 10 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.094%) Mathematica
10 8 (0.094%) GIMP
11 6 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.059%) MS Visio
13 4 (0.047%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.047%) ArcInfo
13 4 (0.047%) PaintShop Pro
13 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 82 (0.96%) Magento
2 24 (0.28%) Google Analytics
2 24 (0.28%) Front Arena
3 21 (0.25%) RMDS
3 21 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.13%) SunGard APT
4 11 (0.13%) FastVal
4 11 (0.13%) Summit
5 8 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
5 8 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.082%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.070%) SiteCatalyst
8 4 (0.047%) Endur
9 3 (0.035%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.035%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.035%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 498 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
3 228 (2.67%) SaaS
4 209 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
5 123 (1.44%) GitHub
6 95 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 86 (1.01%) Amazon S3
8 60 (0.70%) Google App Engine
9 43 (0.50%) Google Apps
10 42 (0.49%) PaaS
11 33 (0.39%) IaaS
11 33 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
12 32 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
13 28 (0.33%) Heroku
14 22 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
15 18 (0.21%) Engine Yard
16 10 (0.12%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.070%) Route 53
18 5 (0.059%) Office 365
18 5 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 612 (7.17%) TCP/IP
2 398 (4.66%) HTTP
3 382 (4.47%) Internet
4 329 (3.85%) DNS
5 292 (3.42%) Firewall
6 228 (2.67%) LDAP
7 218 (2.55%) SAN
8 149 (1.74%) NAS
9 99 (1.16%) VPN
10 97 (1.14%) SSH
11 95 (1.11%) Wireless
12 94 (1.10%) DHCP
13 93 (1.09%) SMTP
14 88 (1.03%) SNMP
15 81 (0.95%) SSL
16 70 (0.82%) LAN
17 67 (0.78%) WAN
18 66 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
19 65 (0.76%) Ethernet
20 56 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1656 (19.39%) MySQL
2 808 (9.46%) NoSQL
3 704 (8.24%) Big Data
4 643 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 599 (7.01%) Relational Database
6 572 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
7 543 (6.36%) Hadoop
8 487 (5.70%) SQL Server
9 287 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 256 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 237 (2.77%) Apache Hive
12 214 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
13 195 (2.28%) Redis
14 193 (2.26%) Data Mining
15 96 (1.12%) Oracle Database
16 85 (1.00%) HBase
17 79 (0.92%) Pentaho
18 73 (0.85%) KDB
19 71 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 61 (0.71%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 873 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 582 (6.81%) Subversion
3 411 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 400 (4.68%) Selenium
5 228 (2.67%) Maven
6 222 (2.60%) JUnit
7 196 (2.29%) Hudson
8 179 (2.10%) Cucumber
9 175 (2.05%) JIRA
10 163 (1.91%) Ant
10 163 (1.91%) WebDriver
11 110 (1.29%) Mercurial
12 98 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
13 83 (0.97%) Eclipse
14 66 (0.77%) Visual Studio
15 65 (0.76%) Xcode
15 65 (0.76%) Grunt
16 62 (0.73%) SoapUI
17 60 (0.70%) TeamCity
18 45 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 1515 (17.74%) Finance
2 498 (5.83%) Games
3 449 (5.26%) Banking
4 426 (4.99%) Front Office
5 286 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 253 (2.96%) Marketing
7 242 (2.83%) Retail
8 184 (2.15%) Advertising
9 156 (1.83%) Investment Banking
10 110 (1.29%) Publishing
11 100 (1.17%) Electronics
12 86 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 73 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.57%) Legal
14 49 (0.57%) Automotive
15 40 (0.47%) Back Office
16 32 (0.37%) Law
17 29 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.30%) Military
18 26 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3836 (44.91%) Developer
2 841 (9.85%) Python Developer
3 838 (9.81%) Software Engineer
4 576 (6.74%) Analyst
5 557 (6.52%) Administrator
6 547 (6.40%) Senior Developer
7 505 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
8 477 (5.58%) Software Developer
9 456 (5.34%) Java Developer
10 452 (5.29%) Web Developer
11 407 (4.77%) Linux Administrator
12 398 (4.66%) C++ Developer
13 361 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 301 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
15 284 (3.33%) PHP Developer
16 276 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
17 274 (3.21%) Test Engineer
18 273 (3.20%) Junior
19 248 (2.90%) Programmer
20 235 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1705 (19.96%) HTML
2 1383 (16.19%) CSS
3 937 (10.97%) Django
4 862 (10.09%) jQuery
5 804 (9.41%) Web Services
6 770 (9.02%) HTML5
7 741 (8.68%) .NET
8 546 (6.39%) XML
9 484 (5.67%) CSS3
10 362 (4.24%) Backbone.js
11 315 (3.69%) REST
12 314 (3.68%) Ajax
13 301 (3.52%) Spring
14 298 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails
15 290 (3.40%) LAMP
16 288 (3.37%) SOAP
17 264 (3.09%) JSON
18 252 (2.95%) J2EE
19 251 (2.94%) Hibernate
20 239 (2.80%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1696 (19.86%) Computer Science
2 1327 (15.54%) Open Source
3 620 (7.26%) Mathematics
4 304 (3.56%) Physics
4 304 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 296 (3.47%) Hedge funds
6 276 (3.23%) Statistics
7 252 (2.95%) Derivative
8 243 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 228 (2.67%) Visualisation
10 204 (2.39%) Equities
11 194 (2.27%) Digital Media
12 165 (1.93%) Fixed Income
13 149 (1.74%) Machine Learning
14 141 (1.65%) Social Media
15 137 (1.60%) Clustering
16 125 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 124 (1.45%) GIS
18 101 (1.18%) Management Information System
19 87 (1.02%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 4048 (47.39%) Linux
2 1968 (23.04%) UNIX
3 1219 (14.27%) Windows
4 631 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 507 (5.94%) Android
6 504 (5.90%) Ubuntu
7 416 (4.87%) Apple iOS
8 400 (4.68%) CentOS
9 335 (3.92%) Solaris
10 314 (3.68%) Debian
11 185 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 115 (1.35%) AIX
13 92 (1.08%) SUSE
13 92 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 47 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 38 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (0.40%) FreeBSD
18 29 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
19 24 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1447 (16.94%) OO
1 1447 (16.94%) Software Engineering
2 1257 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
3 881 (10.31%) TDD
4 680 (7.96%) Scrum
5 602 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
6 576 (6.74%) MVC
7 545 (6.38%) E-Commerce
8 499 (5.84%) Analytics
9 464 (5.43%) Web Development
10 449 (5.26%) Configuration Management
11 426 (4.99%) OOP
12 394 (4.61%) Low Latency
13 346 (4.05%) Multithreading
14 306 (3.58%) Test Automation
15 300 (3.51%) Unit Testing
16 299 (3.50%) BDD
17 281 (3.29%) ITIL
18 279 (3.27%) Project Management
19 276 (3.23%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3569 (41.79%) Java
2 2678 (31.35%) Perl
3 2270 (26.58%) JavaScript
4 2181 (25.54%) SQL
5 2169 (25.40%) C++
6 2092 (24.49%) Ruby
7 2074 (24.28%) PHP
8 1481 (17.34%) C#
9 1301 (15.23%) Bash Shell
10 1052 (12.32%) C
11 509 (5.96%) Shell Script
12 384 (4.50%) Scala
13 318 (3.72%) R
14 213 (2.49%) MATLAB
15 204 (2.39%) PowerShell
16 172 (2.01%) Erlang
17 166 (1.94%) F#
18 132 (1.55%) PL/SQL
19 125 (1.46%) Objective-C
20 124 (1.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2272 (26.60%) Degree
2 242 (2.83%) PhD
3 221 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 108 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 101 (1.18%) RHCE
6 81 (0.95%) ISEB
7 62 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 54 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 49 (0.57%) CCNA
11 41 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.47%) CISSP
13 29 (0.34%) CEH
14 25 (0.29%) OSCP
15 23 (0.27%) MCSE
16 22 (0.26%) HND
17 20 (0.23%) OSCE
18 15 (0.18%) LPIC
18 15 (0.18%) CCNP
18 15 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 836 (9.79%) QA
2 98 (1.15%) SLA
3 62 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.23%) HIPAA
5 19 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.070%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.059%) ISO 9002
10 4 (0.047%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.023%) WAI
11 2 (0.023%) HL7
12 1 (0.012%) COBIT
12 1 (0.012%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.012%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.012%) JTAG
System Software
1 323 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 167 (1.96%) NFS
4 146 (1.71%) KVM
5 122 (1.43%) Xen
6 94 (1.10%) Varnish
7 79 (0.92%) vSphere
8 69 (0.81%) Samba
9 56 (0.66%) VMware ESX
10 55 (0.64%) Postfix
11 52 (0.61%) Sendmail
11 52 (0.61%) XenServer
12 47 (0.55%) vCloud
13 37 (0.43%) Hyper-V
13 37 (0.43%) Snort
14 32 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
15 29 (0.34%) Apache Flume
16 24 (0.28%) Nmap
16 24 (0.28%) qmail
17 23 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1021 (11.95%) Puppet
2 707 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
3 488 (5.71%) Nagios
4 153 (1.79%) ZABBIX
5 95 (1.11%) Vagrant
6 92 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 86 (1.01%) Cacti
8 80 (0.94%) CFEngine
9 71 (0.83%) HAProxy
10 61 (0.71%) OpenView
11 58 (0.68%) Zenoss
12 56 (0.66%) Ansible
13 51 (0.60%) Ganglia
14 50 (0.59%) Cobbler
15 32 (0.37%) Plesk
16 31 (0.36%) collectd
17 30 (0.35%) Munin
17 30 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 29 (0.34%) Nessus
19 27 (0.32%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 828 (9.69%) Red Hat
2 786 (9.20%) Oracle
3 501 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 481 (5.63%) VMware
5 266 (3.11%) Google
6 229 (2.68%) Zend
7 227 (2.66%) JBoss
8 184 (2.15%) HP
9 160 (1.87%) Cisco
10 152 (1.78%) Sybase
11 141 (1.65%) Rackspace
12 132 (1.55%) IBM
13 122 (1.43%) Facebook
14 110 (1.29%) NetApp
15 99 (1.16%) EMC
16 98 (1.15%) Talend
17 89 (1.04%) Twitter
17 89 (1.04%) Sun
18 71 (0.83%) Citrix
19 66 (0.77%) Reuters
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to £50k
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £34,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 45 minutes ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 35,000 to £45,000
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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London
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £excellent + benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum
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ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Shares, Health/Dental, Bonus, Pension
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Salary: 60,000
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Salary: From £37,000 to £44,000 per annum Shares, Pension, Health/Dental
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, good benefits
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