The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Python skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Python over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Python
UK / Scotland
Rank 19 64 36
Rank change year-on-year +45 -28  
Permanent jobs citing Python 217 113 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.35% 3.85% 5.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.40% 7.91% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 105 59 137
Median salary £45,000 £33,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £53,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Python is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1409 1428 1643
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 60.73% 48.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 816 913 1060
Median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Python as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Python in Scotland.

Salary trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Python in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Python in Scotland

Python
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Python within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Edinburgh +40 126 £45,000 +28.57% 22
Glasgow +15 70 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Dundee +16 10 £42,250 +30.00% 3
West Lothian -5 4 £45,000 +28.57%
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £26,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £53,000 -
Python
UK

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 179 (49.04%) Java
2 145 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (30.14%) Linux
4 97 (26.58%) Finance
5 91 (24.93%) SQL
6 89 (24.38%) C++
7 81 (22.19%) Software Engineering
8 64 (17.53%) Degree
9 57 (15.62%) Windows
10 56 (15.34%) C#
11 55 (15.07%) Analytics
12 54 (14.79%) Ruby
13 53 (14.52%) Hadoop
14 51 (13.97%) TDD
15 49 (13.42%) SDLC
16 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
17 47 (12.88%) OO
18 46 (12.60%) Machine Learning
19 44 (12.05%) Big Data
20 41 (11.23%) Open Source
20 41 (11.23%) Relational Database
21 39 (10.68%) PowerShell
21 39 (10.68%) Perl
21 39 (10.68%) PostgreSQL
22 36 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (9.59%) Risk Management
23 35 (9.59%) Scrum
23 35 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
24 34 (9.32%) R
25 33 (9.04%) Opscode Chef

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 24 (6.58%) SAS
2 21 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.48%) Apache
4 17 (4.66%) Apache Pig
5 16 (4.38%) JBoss
6 11 (3.01%) IIS
7 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.64%) Confluence
8 5 (1.37%) nginx
9 4 (1.10%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.27%) Tornado
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) Houdini
2 3 (0.82%) Maya
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
2 3 (0.82%) NUKE
2 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.01%) SaaS
3 10 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.92%) GitHub
4 7 (1.92%) IaaS
5 6 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.37%) PaaS
7 4 (1.10%) Slack
8 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.55%) G Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.27%) iTunes
10 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.11%) SAN
2 13 (3.56%) NAS
3 12 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (3.01%) WAN
5 10 (2.74%) Firewall
6 9 (2.47%) HTTP
6 9 (2.47%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.92%) DNS
8 6 (1.64%) Internet
9 5 (1.37%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.10%) DHCP
11 2 (0.55%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.55%) DECT
11 2 (0.55%) LAN
11 2 (0.55%) LDAP
11 2 (0.55%) Multicast
11 2 (0.55%) Network Security
11 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.55%) Wireless
11 2 (0.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.52%) Hadoop
2 44 (12.05%) Big Data
3 41 (11.23%) Relational Database
4 39 (10.68%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (8.22%) MySQL
6 28 (7.67%) Apache Hive
6 28 (7.67%) NoSQL
7 26 (7.12%) MongoDB
8 17 (4.66%) Neo4j
8 17 (4.66%) Pentaho
9 13 (3.56%) Data Mining
10 11 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
11 7 (1.92%) GIS
12 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.37%) Flink
13 4 (1.10%) Redis
14 3 (0.82%) Cloudera CDH
14 3 (0.82%) KDB
14 3 (0.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 33 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 16 (4.38%) Selenium
5 9 (2.47%) JIRA
5 9 (2.47%) Subversion
6 8 (2.19%) JUnit
7 6 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.37%) Ant
8 5 (1.37%) Maven
9 4 (1.10%) MSI
9 4 (1.10%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.82%) GCC
10 3 (0.82%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.55%) Gatling
11 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 97 (26.58%) Finance
2 29 (7.95%) Games
3 24 (6.58%) Banking
4 13 (3.56%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.56%) Legal
5 10 (2.74%) Retail
6 6 (1.64%) Automotive
6 6 (1.64%) Marketing
6 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 146 (40.00%) Developer
2 80 (21.92%) Python Developer
3 51 (13.97%) Software Engineer
4 34 (9.32%) Java Developer
5 32 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.30%) Data Scientist
6 23 (6.30%) Lead Developer
7 22 (6.03%) Tester
8 21 (5.75%) Applications Developer
9 19 (5.21%) Software Developer
10 16 (4.38%) Test Engineer
11 15 (4.11%) Senior Python Developer
12 12 (3.29%) Analyst
12 12 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.29%) Manual Tester
12 12 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.74%) Consultant
14 10 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
14 10 (2.74%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.77%) HTML
2 29 (7.95%) CSS
3 26 (7.12%) Web Services
4 25 (6.85%) Elastic Stack
4 25 (6.85%) XML
5 23 (6.30%) jQuery
6 22 (6.03%) .NET
6 22 (6.03%) AngularJS
6 22 (6.03%) Spring
7 21 (5.75%) REST
8 17 (4.66%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (4.66%) Drools
8 17 (4.66%) Java EE
8 17 (4.66%) jBPM
8 17 (4.66%) RESTful
9 16 (4.38%) Apache Camel
10 13 (3.56%) Django
10 13 (3.56%) Middleware
11 11 (3.01%) HTML5
11 11 (3.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.38%) Reference Data
4 13 (3.56%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.56%) Market Risk
5 11 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.01%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.74%) Robotics
7 9 (2.47%) User Experience
8 7 (1.92%) Animation
8 7 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.10%) Blog
12 3 (0.82%) Arduino
12 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.82%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.82%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 110 (30.14%) Linux
2 57 (15.62%) Windows
3 26 (7.12%) Unix
4 18 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.56%) Solaris
7 12 (3.29%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.01%) Android
9 10 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.37%) CentOS
10 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (22.19%) Software Engineering
3 55 (15.07%) Analytics
4 51 (13.97%) TDD
5 49 (13.42%) SDLC
6 47 (12.88%) OO
7 46 (12.60%) Machine Learning
8 41 (11.23%) Open Source
9 35 (9.59%) Risk Management
9 35 (9.59%) Scrum
10 33 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.04%) DevOps
11 27 (7.40%) Microservices
12 25 (6.85%) Workflow
13 22 (6.03%) Configuration Management
14 21 (5.75%) Mathematics
15 20 (5.48%) SOA
15 20 (5.48%) Web Development
16 19 (5.21%) Data Analysis
16 19 (5.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (49.04%) Java
2 91 (24.93%) SQL
3 89 (24.38%) C++
4 56 (15.34%) C#
5 54 (14.79%) Ruby
6 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
7 39 (10.68%) Perl
7 39 (10.68%) PowerShell
8 34 (9.32%) R
9 30 (8.22%) Bash Shell
10 26 (7.12%) C
10 26 (7.12%) PHP
11 23 (6.30%) Scala
12 11 (3.01%) GraphQL
13 10 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.74%) VB
14 8 (2.19%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.92%) Lua
16 6 (1.64%) VBScript
17 4 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (17.53%) Degree
2 10 (2.74%) CREST Certified
2 10 (2.74%) ISEB
3 7 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.10%) RHCE
5 4 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) PhD
7 2 (0.55%) NCDA
7 2 (0.55%) NCIE
7 2 (0.55%) VCAP
7 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) EnCE
8 1 (0.27%) GIAC
8 1 (0.27%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.38%) Docker
2 12 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.19%) HDFS
5 6 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.37%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.37%) vSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Firmware
7 4 (1.10%) Varnish
8 2 (0.55%) vCloud
8 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.27%) Ceph
9 1 (0.27%) KVM
9 1 (0.27%) NFS
9 1 (0.27%) Samba
9 1 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (8.49%) Puppet
3 17 (4.66%) Ansible
4 12 (3.29%) Ambari
5 8 (2.19%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (1.92%) Check_MK
6 7 (1.92%) Nagios
7 5 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.37%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.37%) Mesos
8 4 (1.10%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.82%) yum
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) MOM
10 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.55%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.55%) vRealize
11 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.27%) Terraform
11 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (6.85%) VMware
2 19 (5.21%) Perforce
3 17 (4.66%) Talend
4 15 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.84%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.74%) Cisco
6 10 (2.74%) Citrix
7 9 (2.47%) Brocade
7 9 (2.47%) Oracle
7 9 (2.47%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.47%) Percona
7 9 (2.47%) Riverbed
8 7 (1.92%) Cloudera
8 7 (1.92%) Splunk
9 3 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.82%) F5
9 3 (0.82%) Google
9 3 (0.82%) Sybase
9 3 (0.82%) Symantec
9 3 (0.82%) Tableau
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