Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 14 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Python 599 651 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.83% 12.05% 9.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.66% 21.07% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 319 427 319
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,500 £33,750 £28,200
90th Percentile £70,500 £67,500 £66,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 2,766 3,089 3,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 59.24% 57.18% 61.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,730 2,042 2,216
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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
Edinburgh +4 361 £45,000 -5.26% 68
Glasgow -10 174 £45,000 -10.00% 27
West Lothian +22 15 £48,750 - 4
Stirling +8 13 £52,500 +6.06% 3
Aberdeen +1 13 £39,500 -18.97% 10
Dundee -1 9 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Fife +1 4 £46,250 -11.90% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £34,500 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 193 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (30.22%) Linux
3 174 (29.05%) SQL
4 172 (28.71%) AWS
5 171 (28.55%) JavaScript
6 170 (28.38%) Java
7 166 (27.71%) Azure
8 165 (27.55%) DevOps
9 136 (22.70%) Software Engineering
10 118 (19.70%) Finance
11 110 (18.36%) Ruby
12 104 (17.36%) Degree
13 97 (16.19%) C++
14 96 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (14.69%) Test Automation
16 86 (14.36%) Analytics
17 83 (13.86%) Bash Shell
18 77 (12.85%) PowerShell
18 77 (12.85%) Data Science
19 75 (12.52%) Big Data
19 75 (12.52%) C#
19 75 (12.52%) .NET
20 69 (11.52%) Ansible
20 69 (11.52%) Kubernetes
21 68 (11.35%) Docker
21 68 (11.35%) Jenkins
21 68 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
22 67 (11.19%) Computer Science
22 67 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
23 66 (11.02%) Microsoft

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 41 (6.84%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.67%) Apache
3 19 (3.17%) SAS
4 12 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.67%) Jupyter
6 9 (1.50%) Confluence
7 5 (0.83%) IIS
7 5 (0.83%) WordPress
8 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.50%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) Jetty
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Pipeline Pilot
2 4 (0.67%) Simulink
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.50%) SPSS
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) HFM
1 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 172 (28.71%) AWS
2 166 (27.71%) Azure
3 59 (9.85%) GCP
4 27 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (4.17%) Power Platform
6 15 (2.50%) SaaS
7 14 (2.34%) Serverless
8 9 (1.50%) GitHub
9 8 (1.34%) Azure Stack
9 8 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (1.17%) PaaS
11 6 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.00%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.67%) IaaS
12 4 (0.67%) Office 365
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.33%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.01%) Firewall
2 12 (2.00%) Network Security
3 9 (1.50%) SSL
4 8 (1.34%) HTTP
4 8 (1.34%) Internet
4 8 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.34%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (0.83%) 2G
6 5 (0.83%) 3G
6 5 (0.83%) 4G
6 5 (0.83%) 5G
6 5 (0.83%) BGP
6 5 (0.83%) Broadband
6 5 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.83%) OpenFlow
6 5 (0.83%) VPN
7 4 (0.67%) IPv4
7 4 (0.67%) OSPF
7 4 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.52%) Big Data
2 45 (7.51%) MySQL
3 37 (6.18%) Hadoop
4 36 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 30 (5.01%) NoSQL
6 30 (5.01%) SQL Server
7 27 (4.51%) MongoDB
8 25 (4.17%) Power BI
9 10 (1.67%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 10 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.50%) Parquet
11 8 (1.34%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.34%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.17%) Amazon Athena
12 7 (1.17%) Redis
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.00%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 68 (11.35%) Jenkins
2 55 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 36 (6.01%) Selenium
4 32 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (5.34%) Visual Studio
5 31 (5.18%) Ant
6 28 (4.67%) Apache Ivy
7 20 (3.34%) PhantomJS
8 18 (3.01%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.50%) JIRA
10 14 (2.34%) Subversion
11 12 (2.00%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.00%) GitLab
12 11 (1.84%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.67%) Maven
14 9 (1.50%) TeamCity
15 7 (1.17%) Bugzilla
15 7 (1.17%) SoapUI
15 7 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (1.00%) TestLink
General
1 118 (19.70%) Finance
2 30 (5.01%) Retail
3 20 (3.34%) Banking
4 17 (2.84%) Law
5 15 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.17%) Marketing
8 12 (2.00%) Electronics
9 8 (1.34%) Automotive
9 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.17%) Games
10 7 (1.17%) Legal
10 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (28.38%) Developer
2 71 (11.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (11.69%) Senior Developer
4 63 (10.52%) Software Engineer
5 58 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 48 (8.01%) Data Engineer
7 41 (6.84%) Analyst
8 37 (6.18%) Cloud Engineer
8 37 (6.18%) Senior Software Developer
9 33 (5.51%) Data Scientist
10 32 (5.34%) Security Engineer
11 31 (5.18%) Python Developer
11 31 (5.18%) Senior DevOps
12 29 (4.84%) Python Engineer
13 26 (4.34%) AWS Engineer
14 23 (3.84%) Test Engineer
15 21 (3.51%) Consultant
16 19 (3.17%) Python Software Engineer
17 18 (3.01%) Web Developer
18 17 (2.84%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.52%) .NET
2 62 (10.35%) HTML
3 58 (9.68%) CSS
4 50 (8.35%) AngularJS
4 50 (8.35%) REST
5 49 (8.18%) Node.js
6 34 (5.68%) Web Services
7 29 (4.84%) React
8 25 (4.17%) Django
8 25 (4.17%) JSON
9 24 (4.01%) Natural Language Processing
10 22 (3.67%) jQuery
11 18 (3.01%) TensorFlow
12 17 (2.84%) Middleware
12 17 (2.84%) Vue.js
13 14 (2.34%) HTML5
13 14 (2.34%) Kafka
14 13 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (1.84%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.34%) Data Structures
4 18 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.84%) Algorithms
5 17 (2.84%) Cloud Native
6 14 (2.34%) User Experience
7 12 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.50%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.34%) Derivative
10 8 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.34%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.34%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.34%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 181 (30.22%) Linux
2 57 (9.52%) Unix
3 52 (8.68%) Windows
4 16 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 14 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.50%) CentOS
7 7 (1.17%) Android
7 7 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.00%) Solaris
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (27.55%) DevOps
3 136 (22.70%) Software Engineering
4 96 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (14.69%) Test Automation
6 86 (14.36%) Analytics
7 77 (12.85%) Data Science
8 68 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
9 67 (11.19%) Computer Science
10 58 (9.68%) Machine Learning
10 58 (9.68%) SDLC
11 47 (7.85%) Scrum
11 47 (7.85%) Visualisation
12 44 (7.35%) TDD
13 42 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
14 41 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (6.51%) Mathematics
16 38 (6.34%) SIEM
17 35 (5.84%) Microservices
18 34 (5.68%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 174 (29.05%) SQL
2 171 (28.55%) JavaScript
3 170 (28.38%) Java
4 110 (18.36%) Ruby
5 97 (16.19%) C++
6 83 (13.86%) Bash Shell
7 77 (12.85%) PowerShell
8 75 (12.52%) C#
9 59 (9.85%) R
10 42 (7.01%) C
11 37 (6.18%) Go
11 37 (6.18%) Perl
12 33 (5.51%) PHP
13 25 (4.17%) TypeScript
14 23 (3.84%) MATLAB
15 20 (3.34%) Scala
16 18 (3.01%) Groovy
17 17 (2.84%) Kotlin
18 12 (2.00%) Shell Script
19 9 (1.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (17.36%) Degree
2 25 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.67%) PhD
4 13 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.50%) CCNA
7 8 (1.34%) CCNP
7 8 (1.34%) CFA
7 8 (1.34%) HND
8 4 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.50%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.33%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.17%) CCDP
11 1 (0.17%) CNE
11 1 (0.17%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.17%) OSCP
11 1 (0.17%) VCAP
11 1 (0.17%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.68%) QA
2 8 (1.34%) CRD IV
3 3 (0.50%) GDPR
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) DICOM
5 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (11.35%) Docker
2 11 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.00%) Firmware
5 5 (0.83%) vSphere
5 5 (0.83%) Xen
6 4 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.33%) HDFS
8 2 (0.33%) KVM
8 2 (0.33%) vCloud
9 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 69 (11.52%) Ansible
1 69 (11.52%) Kubernetes
2 67 (11.19%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (9.35%) Terraform
4 50 (8.35%) Puppet
5 5 (0.83%) Cobbler
5 5 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.67%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.67%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.67%) Nagios
6 4 (0.67%) Salt
7 3 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.50%) Oozie
7 3 (0.50%) Packer
8 2 (0.33%) Graphite
8 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.33%) Icinga
8 2 (0.33%) Kibana
8 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 66 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.51%) Google
3 39 (6.51%) Splunk
4 31 (5.18%) Oracle
5 27 (4.51%) Micro Focus
6 22 (3.67%) ServiceNow
7 21 (3.51%) CyberArk
8 20 (3.34%) Symantec
9 17 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.67%) Tableau
10 16 (2.67%) VMware
11 14 (2.34%) SAP
12 11 (1.84%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (1.67%) Cisco
13 10 (1.67%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 8 (1.34%) IBM
15 7 (1.17%) Alteryx
16 6 (1.00%) Informatica
17 5 (0.83%) Talend
17 5 (0.83%) Teradata