Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Python 626 537 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.75% 9.57% 6.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.76% 15.88% 12.68%
Number of salaries quoted 421 314 180
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,000 £27,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,375 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Python is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,015 3,382 2,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 56.61% 60.29% 55.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 2,217 1,749
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Python as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 299 £50,000 - 30
Edinburgh +13 288 £50,000 +25.00% 46
West Lothian -13 16 £40,000 - 7
Stirling +6 4 £49,500 +4.21%
Perth and Kinross +1 4 £46,250 -2.63%
Aberdeen - 3 £47,500 - 2
Dundee +1 1 - - 2
Fife -15 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Falkirk - 1 £65,000 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Python.

1 325 (51.92%) Java
2 274 (43.77%) SQL
3 270 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (36.90%) Finance
5 199 (31.79%) JavaScript
6 169 (27.00%) OO
7 161 (25.72%) Linux
8 156 (24.92%) Test Automation
8 156 (24.92%) AngularJS
9 138 (22.04%) NoSQL
10 136 (21.73%) C#
11 132 (21.09%) PostgreSQL
12 130 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
13 126 (20.13%) Software Engineering
14 125 (19.97%) HTML
15 123 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
16 114 (18.21%) DevOps
17 111 (17.73%) Analytics
18 109 (17.41%) Ansible
19 108 (17.25%) Ruby
20 107 (17.09%) Oracle
21 99 (15.81%) OOP
22 98 (15.65%) Docker
23 97 (15.50%) SDLC
24 95 (15.18%) TDD
25 94 (15.02%) C++
26 90 (14.38%) Apache Cassandra
27 88 (14.06%) Git (software)
28 87 (13.90%) Puppet
29 86 (13.74%) BDD

Python
Co-occurring 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 57 (9.11%) Apache Spark
2 50 (7.99%) MQSeries
3 24 (3.83%) Apache
4 22 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (3.04%) Confluence
6 13 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.76%) SAS
8 9 (1.44%) JBoss
9 8 (1.28%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.48%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.16%) CMS
14 1 (0.16%) Jetty
14 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) Simulink
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Magento
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.47%) SaaS
4 12 (1.92%) Serverless
4 12 (1.92%) Slack
5 11 (1.76%) npm
6 10 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.44%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.12%) GitHub
10 3 (0.48%) Datadog
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.32%) Apigee
11 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.24%) Firewall
2 12 (1.92%) Internet
3 11 (1.76%) HTTP
3 11 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.28%) Wireless
5 5 (0.80%) 802.11
5 5 (0.80%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.80%) DNS
5 5 (0.80%) SAN
5 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.64%) Network Security
6 4 (0.64%) SSL
7 2 (0.32%) DHCP
7 2 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.32%) SMS
7 2 (0.32%) SMTP
8 1 (0.16%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (22.04%) NoSQL
2 132 (21.09%) PostgreSQL
3 90 (14.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 85 (13.58%) Hadoop
5 80 (12.78%) Relational Database
6 78 (12.46%) Big Data
6 78 (12.46%) MySQL
7 63 (10.06%) SQL Server
8 50 (7.99%) Bigtable
9 24 (3.83%) MongoDB
10 22 (3.51%) Apache Hive
11 21 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (2.40%) Power BI
13 13 (2.08%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.92%) HBase
14 12 (1.92%) SQLite
15 10 (1.60%) Data Mining
15 10 (1.60%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.12%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 88 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 79 (12.62%) Jenkins
3 76 (12.14%) Maven
4 47 (7.51%) Selenium
5 36 (5.75%) TeamCity
5 36 (5.75%) Visual Studio
6 35 (5.59%) JIRA
6 35 (5.59%) SpecFlow
7 28 (4.47%) Cucumber
8 23 (3.67%) Bitbucket
8 23 (3.67%) Subversion
8 23 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (3.51%) JUnit
10 20 (3.19%) Artifactory
11 14 (2.24%) Appium
12 12 (1.92%) git-flow
12 12 (1.92%) GitLab
12 12 (1.92%) GoCD
13 11 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 231 (36.90%) Finance
2 26 (4.15%) Banking
3 14 (2.24%) Retail
4 11 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 6 (0.96%) Billing
5 6 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.64%) Law
6 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) Social Science
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Front Office
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
9 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (31.63%) Developer
2 83 (13.26%) Python Engineer
3 78 (12.46%) Software Engineer
4 60 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 56 (8.95%) Java Developer
6 51 (8.15%) Software Developer
7 45 (7.19%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.91%) Technical Leader
9 31 (4.95%) Java Engineer
9 31 (4.95%) Junior
10 27 (4.31%) Data Scientist
10 27 (4.31%) Senior Software Developer
11 26 (4.15%) Python Developer
11 26 (4.15%) Senior DevOps
12 24 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (3.35%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.35%) Senior Software Engineer
14 20 (3.19%) Analyst
15 19 (3.04%) Consultant
16 18 (2.88%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (24.92%) AngularJS
2 125 (19.97%) HTML
3 78 (12.46%) XML
4 77 (12.30%) React
5 74 (11.82%) Spring
6 67 (10.70%) CSS
7 61 (9.74%) Middleware
8 54 (8.63%) .NET
8 54 (8.63%) Hibernate
9 50 (7.99%) XML Schema
10 46 (7.35%) Node.js
11 43 (6.87%) HTML5
12 41 (6.55%) jQuery
13 34 (5.43%) CSS3
13 34 (5.43%) RESTful
14 30 (4.79%) LESS
15 28 (4.47%) JSON
15 28 (4.47%) Sass
16 25 (3.99%) Kafka
17 24 (3.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.95%) Enterprise Software
2 50 (7.99%) Virtual Team
3 46 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.79%) User Experience
5 26 (4.15%) Algorithms
6 23 (3.67%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.08%) Fintech
9 13 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.44%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.80%) ASIC
12 5 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.80%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.80%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.80%) Robotics
12 5 (0.80%) Verilog
13 4 (0.64%) Derivative
13 4 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 161 (25.72%) Linux
2 63 (10.06%) Unix
3 36 (5.75%) Windows
4 23 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.60%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.44%) Android
6 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.80%) CentOS
8 4 (0.64%) Solaris
9 3 (0.48%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (27.00%) OO
3 156 (24.92%) Test Automation
4 130 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (20.13%) Software Engineering
6 114 (18.21%) DevOps
7 111 (17.73%) Analytics
8 99 (15.81%) OOP
9 97 (15.50%) SDLC
10 95 (15.18%) TDD
11 86 (13.74%) BDD
12 78 (12.46%) Computer Science
13 62 (9.90%) Continuous Deployment
13 62 (9.90%) Refactoring
14 60 (9.58%) Unit Testing
15 59 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (8.79%) Scrum
17 53 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
18 51 (8.15%) Data Science
19 50 (7.99%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 325 (51.92%) Java
2 274 (43.77%) SQL
3 199 (31.79%) JavaScript
4 136 (21.73%) C#
5 108 (17.25%) Ruby
6 94 (15.02%) C++
7 83 (13.26%) PHP
8 63 (10.06%) Bash Shell
9 56 (8.95%) Perl
10 51 (8.15%) R
10 51 (8.15%) XPath
11 43 (6.87%) PowerShell
12 36 (5.75%) C
13 32 (5.11%) Scala
14 25 (3.99%) PL/SQL
15 23 (3.67%) ES6
16 21 (3.35%) Shell Script
17 18 (2.88%) MATLAB
18 8 (1.28%) Go
19 7 (1.12%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 86 (13.74%) Degree
2 36 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.76%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.28%) PhD
5 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.64%) ISEB
7 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.48%) CEH
7 3 (0.48%) CISSP
7 3 (0.48%) GIAC
7 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.48%) SSCP
8 2 (0.32%) GPEN
8 2 (0.32%) GWAPT
8 2 (0.32%) OSCE
8 2 (0.32%) OSCP
8 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.19%) QA
2 15 (2.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 98 (15.65%) Docker
2 7 (1.12%) HDFS
3 5 (0.80%) Firmware
3 5 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.64%) vSphere
5 3 (0.48%) Xen
5 3 (0.48%) XenServer
6 2 (0.32%) NFS
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 109 (17.41%) Ansible
2 87 (13.90%) Puppet
3 48 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (5.75%) Terraform
5 21 (3.35%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.40%) Salt
7 11 (1.76%) Packer
8 7 (1.12%) Oozie
9 6 (0.96%) Graphite
9 6 (0.96%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.96%) Icinga
9 6 (0.96%) Mesos
10 5 (0.80%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.48%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.32%) Grafana
12 2 (0.32%) Kibana
12 2 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 107 (17.09%) Oracle
2 40 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.19%) Tableau
4 14 (2.24%) Cognos
4 14 (2.24%) VMware
5 11 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.60%) Splunk
7 9 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.44%) Google
7 9 (1.44%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.28%) Solace
9 7 (1.12%) Perforce
9 7 (1.12%) SAP
10 6 (0.96%) IBM
10 6 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.96%) Sybase
10 6 (0.96%) Talarian
10 6 (0.96%) Teradata
11 5 (0.80%) CA
11 5 (0.80%) CA Agile Central