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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Python
Rank 66 72 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Permanent jobs citing Python 4080 3871 3118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.67% 2.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.55% 6.94% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3364 3134 2616
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%

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
54061 55774 58093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.51% 52.94% 54.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46199 46664 50437
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 3771 £50,000 - 635
London -1 2135 £57,500 +4.54% 320
South East +25 646 £45,000 -3.22% 112
City of London +2 478 £57,500 - 89
East of England +19 422 £45,000 +12.50% 87
Cambridgeshire +8 311 £45,000 +16.88% 69
Cambridge +12 290 £42,500 +11.84% 66
South West +19 200 £42,500 +14.86% 42
Scotland +4 193 £47,500 +5.55% 39
Surrey +45 164 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Yorkshire +34 139 £40,000 +17.64% 31
Berkshire -19 139 £50,000 +5.26% 37
Oxfordshire +9 115 £46,000 -12.38% 21
Hampshire -3 104 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Glasgow -1 88 £45,000 -5.26% 17
West Yorkshire +24 87 £46,250 +36.02% 22
Edinburgh +17 85 £47,500 +28.74% 18
West Midlands +13 84 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Bristol +37 83 £45,000 +28.57% 20
Leeds +15 81 £47,500 +39.70% 19
North West -43 75 £37,500 - 22
Hertfordshire +6 73 £45,000 +9.09% 10
Oxford +9 68 £50,000 -16.66% 12
Reading -15 57 £47,500 -13.63% 22
East Midlands +44 55 £41,500 +7.79% 6
Manchester -26 54 £37,500 -3.84% 16
Gloucestershire +3 50 £42,500 +1.19% 8
Leatherhead +41 47 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Southampton +7 38 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Nottinghamshire +25 37 £41,500 +14.48% 4

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3887 (46.33%) Linux
2 3189 (38.01%) Java
3 2603 (31.03%) Perl
4 2463 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
5 2289 (27.29%) SQL
6 2194 (26.15%) JavaScript
7 2064 (24.60%) Ruby
8 1993 (23.76%) C++
9 1986 (23.67%) Degree
10 1895 (22.59%) PHP
11 1702 (20.29%) UNIX
12 1656 (19.74%) Finance
13 1580 (18.83%) HTML
14 1499 (17.87%) Software Engineering
15 1436 (17.12%) Computer Science
16 1431 (17.06%) MySQL
17 1417 (16.89%) Windows
18 1389 (16.56%) C#
19 1351 (16.10%) Bash Shell
20 1308 (15.59%) Puppet
21 1252 (14.92%) CSS
22 1184 (14.11%) OO
23 1135 (13.53%) DevOps
24 1111 (13.24%) Open Source
25 1061 (12.65%) Git (software)
26 1044 (12.44%) C
27 1041 (12.41%) Opscode Chef
28 1015 (12.10%) TDD
29 974 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
30 866 (10.32%) Web Services

Python
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 801 (9.55%) Apache
2 447 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 400 (4.77%) Node.js
4 328 (3.91%) nginx
5 209 (2.49%) OpenStack
6 182 (2.17%) IIS
7 170 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
8 167 (1.99%) SAS
9 152 (1.81%) JBoss
10 123 (1.47%) Apache Pig
11 97 (1.16%) CMS
12 95 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 72 (0.86%) SharePoint
13 72 (0.86%) Drupal
14 71 (0.85%) Apache Solr
15 69 (0.82%) Apache Spark
16 65 (0.77%) GlassFish
17 60 (0.72%) Confluence
18 53 (0.63%) MS Exchange
19 50 (0.60%) Jetty
Applications
1 249 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 103 (1.23%) MS Office
3 90 (1.07%) SPSS
4 40 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.29%) 3ds Max
6 19 (0.23%) FrameMaker
7 18 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.21%) Maya
8 17 (0.20%) RoboHelp
8 17 (0.20%) PaintShop Pro
8 17 (0.20%) Mathematica
9 14 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.17%) Stata
10 12 (0.14%) CPLEX
11 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.11%) Blender
12 7 (0.083%) Mingle
13 6 (0.072%) CINEMA 4D
13 6 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (0.072%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 36 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 30 (0.36%) Magento
3 21 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.23%) Endur
5 14 (0.17%) RMDS
6 12 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 11 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.083%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.036%) Agresso
13 2 (0.024%) Maximo
13 2 (0.024%) Exstream
13 2 (0.024%) SAP InfiniteInsight
13 2 (0.024%) GoldMine
14 1 (0.012%) Front Arena
14 1 (0.012%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 629 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
3 159 (1.90%) SaaS
4 136 (1.62%) Amazon S3
5 112 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 109 (1.30%) GitHub
7 90 (1.07%) PaaS
8 83 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 76 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 62 (0.74%) IaaS
11 55 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
12 35 (0.42%) Office 365
13 34 (0.41%) Heroku
14 33 (0.39%) Google App Engine
14 33 (0.39%) SoftLayer
15 30 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
16 26 (0.31%) Route 53
17 24 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
18 21 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
19 13 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 612 (7.30%) TCP/IP
2 442 (5.27%) DNS
3 427 (5.09%) Internet
4 412 (4.91%) HTTP
5 359 (4.28%) Firewall
6 183 (2.18%) SAN
7 146 (1.74%) LAN
8 144 (1.72%) DHCP
9 133 (1.59%) LDAP
10 121 (1.44%) VPN
11 117 (1.39%) Wireless
12 107 (1.28%) WAN
13 104 (1.24%) Network Security
14 94 (1.12%) SSH
14 94 (1.12%) SSL
15 85 (1.01%) BGP
16 81 (0.97%) SMTP
17 76 (0.91%) VoIP
18 70 (0.83%) Wireshark
19 66 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1431 (17.06%) MySQL
2 751 (8.95%) NoSQL
3 747 (8.90%) Big Data
4 682 (8.13%) SQL Server
5 659 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
6 598 (7.13%) MongoDB
7 533 (6.35%) Hadoop
8 515 (6.14%) Relational Database
9 237 (2.83%) Data Mining
10 225 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 202 (2.41%) Redis
12 197 (2.35%) RDBMS
13 190 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 163 (1.94%) Apache Hive
15 119 (1.42%) Oracle Database
16 108 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
17 86 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 67 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
19 65 (0.77%) QlikView
20 62 (0.74%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1061 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 752 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 449 (5.35%) Subversion
4 321 (3.83%) Selenium
5 282 (3.36%) JIRA
6 236 (2.81%) Maven
7 207 (2.47%) Hudson
8 165 (1.97%) WebDriver
9 162 (1.93%) Mercurial
9 162 (1.93%) Ant
10 151 (1.80%) JUnit
11 149 (1.78%) TeamCity
12 142 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 119 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 82 (0.98%) PHPUnit
15 77 (0.92%) Visual Studio
16 76 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 66 (0.79%) NUnit
18 65 (0.77%) JMeter
19 62 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1656 (19.74%) Finance
2 433 (5.16%) Banking
3 337 (4.02%) Games
4 323 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 311 (3.71%) Front Office
6 264 (3.15%) Marketing
7 169 (2.01%) Retail
8 163 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 156 (1.86%) Electronics
10 133 (1.59%) Advertising
11 122 (1.45%) Publishing
12 93 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 84 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 71 (0.85%) Law
15 62 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 61 (0.73%) Back Office
17 56 (0.67%) Aerospace
18 44 (0.52%) Legal
19 41 (0.49%) Automotive
20 24 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3183 (37.94%) Developer
2 870 (10.37%) Software Engineer
3 722 (8.61%) Python Developer
4 662 (7.89%) Administrator
5 606 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
6 526 (6.27%) Analyst
7 496 (5.91%) Senior Developer
8 460 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 455 (5.42%) Linux Administrator
10 444 (5.29%) Java Developer
11 383 (4.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 375 (4.47%) Software Developer
13 311 (3.71%) Web Developer
14 306 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
15 301 (3.59%) C++ Developer
16 300 (3.58%) Junior
17 252 (3.00%) PHP Developer
18 244 (2.91%) Architect
19 242 (2.88%) Consultant
20 233 (2.78%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1580 (18.83%) HTML
2 1252 (14.92%) CSS
3 866 (10.32%) Web Services
4 830 (9.89%) .NET
5 795 (9.48%) jQuery
6 674 (8.03%) XML
7 668 (7.96%) Django
8 629 (7.50%) HTML5
9 457 (5.45%) AngularJS
10 359 (4.28%) LAMP
11 354 (4.22%) CSS3
12 321 (3.83%) REST
13 264 (3.15%) Backbone.js
14 263 (3.14%) RESTful
15 254 (3.03%) JSON
16 252 (3.00%) Spring
17 230 (2.74%) ASP.NET
18 215 (2.56%) Ajax
19 187 (2.23%) SOAP
20 186 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1436 (17.12%) Computer Science
2 1111 (13.24%) Open Source
3 609 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 580 (6.91%) Algorithms
5 464 (5.53%) Mathematics
6 299 (3.56%) User Experience
7 285 (3.40%) Hedge funds
8 277 (3.30%) Visualisation
9 239 (2.85%) Mobile App
10 217 (2.59%) Statistics
11 216 (2.57%) Data Structures
12 180 (2.15%) Physics
13 146 (1.74%) Derivative
14 131 (1.56%) Clustering
15 118 (1.41%) Management Information System
16 115 (1.37%) Fixed Income
17 113 (1.35%) Equities
18 110 (1.31%) Artificial Intelligence
18 110 (1.31%) Social Media
19 102 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3887 (46.33%) Linux
2 1702 (20.29%) UNIX
3 1417 (16.89%) Windows
4 568 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 502 (5.98%) CentOS
6 407 (4.85%) Ubuntu
7 358 (4.27%) Android
8 289 (3.44%) Apple iOS
9 277 (3.30%) Solaris
10 231 (2.75%) Debian
11 142 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 77 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (0.76%) Fedora
14 60 (0.72%) AIX
15 46 (0.55%) Windows 7
16 43 (0.51%) SUSE
17 39 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
19 30 (0.36%) FreeBSD
19 30 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2463 (29.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1499 (17.87%) Software Engineering
3 1184 (14.11%) OO
4 1135 (13.53%) DevOps
5 1015 (12.10%) TDD
6 974 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
7 793 (9.45%) Scrum
8 770 (9.18%) Analytics
9 604 (7.20%) Configuration Management
10 495 (5.90%) E-Commerce
11 442 (5.27%) MVC
12 440 (5.24%) Web Development
13 423 (5.04%) Mentoring
14 407 (4.85%) BDD
15 391 (4.66%) Multithreading
16 387 (4.61%) OOP
17 339 (4.04%) Test Automation
18 312 (3.72%) Unit Testing
19 268 (3.19%) Automated Testing
20 260 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3189 (38.01%) Java
2 2603 (31.03%) Perl
3 2289 (27.29%) SQL
4 2194 (26.15%) JavaScript
5 2064 (24.60%) Ruby
6 1993 (23.76%) C++
7 1895 (22.59%) PHP
8 1389 (16.56%) C#
9 1351 (16.10%) Bash Shell
10 1044 (12.44%) C
11 516 (6.15%) Shell Script
12 370 (4.41%) R
13 318 (3.79%) PowerShell
14 281 (3.35%) Scala
15 232 (2.77%) MATLAB
16 144 (1.72%) T-SQL
17 122 (1.45%) VBA
18 114 (1.36%) Objective-C
19 101 (1.20%) Groovy
20 99 (1.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1986 (23.67%) Degree
2 263 (3.14%) PhD
3 226 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 120 (1.43%) ISEB
5 117 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 114 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 99 (1.18%) VCP4
8 96 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 94 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 70 (0.83%) CCNA
11 52 (0.62%) RHCE
12 37 (0.44%) CCNP
12 37 (0.44%) RHCSA
13 29 (0.35%) CISSP
14 22 (0.26%) CCIE
15 17 (0.20%) CISA
15 17 (0.20%) MBA
16 16 (0.19%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 610 (7.27%) QA
2 58 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 50 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.45%) SLA
5 22 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.083%) TickIT
8 7 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 7 (0.083%) JTAG
8 7 (0.083%) WAI
9 6 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.072%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.060%) WCAG
10 5 (0.060%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.048%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.036%) HL7
13 2 (0.024%) MiFID
13 2 (0.024%) EMIR
14 1 (0.012%) CRD IV
System Software
1 410 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 193 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 140 (1.67%) KVM
4 135 (1.61%) NFS
5 125 (1.49%) Xen
6 117 (1.39%) Docker
7 110 (1.31%) Varnish
8 97 (1.16%) vSphere
9 66 (0.79%) Firmware
10 61 (0.73%) Hyper-V
11 47 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 44 (0.52%) Samba
13 41 (0.49%) VirtualBox
14 40 (0.48%) Snort
15 37 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 34 (0.41%) VMware ESX
17 33 (0.39%) LXC
18 32 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
19 29 (0.35%) Apache Flume
20 26 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1308 (15.59%) Puppet
2 1041 (12.41%) Opscode Chef
3 531 (6.33%) Nagios
4 260 (3.10%) Ansible
5 183 (2.18%) Vagrant
6 173 (2.06%) Salt
7 152 (1.81%) ZABBIX
8 110 (1.31%) Graphite
9 103 (1.23%) logstash
10 77 (0.92%) Cacti
11 66 (0.79%) Cobbler
12 56 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 49 (0.58%) StatsD
13 49 (0.58%) HAProxy
14 47 (0.56%) Zenoss
15 40 (0.48%) CFEngine
16 37 (0.44%) Munin
17 36 (0.43%) Ganglia
17 36 (0.43%) collectd
18 35 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 849 (10.12%) Oracle
2 727 (8.67%) Red Hat
3 660 (7.87%) VMware
4 496 (5.91%) Microsoft
5 250 (2.98%) Google
6 231 (2.75%) Cisco
7 180 (2.15%) HP
8 119 (1.42%) Splunk
9 107 (1.28%) Tableau
9 107 (1.28%) IBM
9 107 (1.28%) Sybase
10 96 (1.14%) Rackspace
11 85 (1.01%) Zend
12 78 (0.93%) Facebook
13 74 (0.88%) SaltStack
14 67 (0.80%) Juniper
15 58 (0.69%) Veritas
16 56 (0.67%) NetApp
17 53 (0.63%) Perforce
18 51 (0.61%) Bloomberg
Manchester, Lancashire
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Best Training + Stock Options + More
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Best Training + Mor
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £400.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £90k + bonus (c100%) + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum salary dependant on experience (mult
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago