Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 28 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Python 622 324 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.07% 6.96% 6.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.27% 12.15% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 402 171 165
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 3,227 2,667 3,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.42% 57.27% 49.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,226 1,653 1,943
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,540 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +22 355 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Edinburgh +3 251 £45,000 +12.50% 27
West Lothian +4 13 £40,000 -5.33%
Fife +3 10 £45,000 +24.14%
Dundee -13 9 £35,000 -5.41% 2
South Lanarkshire -6 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Highlands - 1 £32,500 - 2
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Stirling - 1 £57,500 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 331 (53.22%) Java
2 228 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (35.69%) SQL
4 172 (27.65%) Finance
5 167 (26.85%) JavaScript
6 165 (26.53%) C++
7 148 (23.79%) Linux
8 143 (22.99%) NoSQL
9 141 (22.67%) DevOps
10 140 (22.51%) Test Automation
11 139 (22.35%) Ruby
12 132 (21.22%) Software Engineering
13 128 (20.58%) C#
14 124 (19.94%) Machine Learning
15 122 (19.61%) TDD
16 120 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
17 117 (18.81%) Ansible
18 113 (18.17%) Docker
19 112 (18.01%) Puppet
20 98 (15.76%) PostgreSQL
21 96 (15.43%) HTML
22 90 (14.47%) Spring
23 88 (14.15%) Hadoop
24 87 (13.99%) Big Data
25 86 (13.83%) Bash Shell
26 85 (13.67%) OO
27 84 (13.50%) SDLC
28 82 (13.18%) Opscode Chef
29 80 (12.86%) Scrum
30 79 (12.70%) Hibernate

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 40 (6.43%) Apache Spark
2 31 (4.98%) JBoss
3 29 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 25 (4.02%) SAS
5 24 (3.86%) Jetty
6 22 (3.54%) WebLogic
7 20 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.41%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.41%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.13%) Apache
9 7 (1.13%) Confluence
10 6 (0.96%) CMS
11 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.64%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.64%) WordPress
13 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.48%) Drupal
14 2 (0.32%) IIS
14 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
3 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 120 (19.29%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (3.05%) SaaS
6 18 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (2.57%) Serverless
8 14 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.93%) PaaS
10 11 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (1.77%) IaaS
11 8 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.96%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.64%) npm
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.32%) iTunes
14 2 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.27%) Firewall
2 32 (5.14%) TCP/IP
3 22 (3.54%) HTTP
4 20 (3.22%) DNS
5 18 (2.89%) SSL
6 16 (2.57%) SMTP
6 16 (2.57%) VPN
7 15 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (2.25%) IPsec
9 13 (2.09%) AMQP
10 6 (0.96%) Internet
10 6 (0.96%) Network Security
11 2 (0.32%) DHCP
11 2 (0.32%) FTP
11 2 (0.32%) H.323
11 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.32%) SNMP
11 2 (0.32%) SSH
11 2 (0.32%) VoIP
12 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (22.99%) NoSQL
2 98 (15.76%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (14.15%) Hadoop
4 87 (13.99%) Big Data
5 68 (10.93%) MongoDB
6 62 (9.97%) Relational Database
7 61 (9.81%) MySQL
8 42 (6.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (4.98%) Redis
11 29 (4.66%) SQL Server
12 25 (4.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 25 (4.02%) Couchbase
13 23 (3.70%) Riak
14 18 (2.89%) Oracle Database
15 15 (2.41%) Bigtable
16 13 (2.09%) Blockchain
16 13 (2.09%) Data Mining
17 10 (1.61%) HBase
17 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (11.74%) Jenkins
2 67 (10.77%) Maven
3 66 (10.61%) Selenium
4 59 (9.49%) Git (software)
5 44 (7.07%) Vagrant
6 34 (5.47%) Cucumber
7 26 (4.18%) Bugzilla
8 25 (4.02%) CMake
8 25 (4.02%) NuGet
8 25 (4.02%) SonarQube
9 24 (3.86%) Artifactory
9 24 (3.86%) MSBuild
9 24 (3.86%) Phabricator
9 24 (3.86%) Ranorex
10 23 (3.70%) FitNesse
11 19 (3.05%) JIRA
11 19 (3.05%) Subversion
12 16 (2.57%) JUnit
13 10 (1.61%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 172 (27.65%) Finance
2 33 (5.31%) Banking
3 18 (2.89%) Electronics
3 18 (2.89%) Games
4 14 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.45%) Advertising
7 7 (1.13%) Retail
8 5 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.64%) Marketing
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 209 (33.60%) Developer
2 108 (17.36%) Software Engineer
3 88 (14.15%) Java Developer
4 64 (10.29%) Python Developer
5 58 (9.32%) Data Scientist
5 58 (9.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 48 (7.72%) Senior Developer
7 42 (6.75%) Test Engineer
8 30 (4.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 29 (4.66%) Analyst
9 29 (4.66%) Development Engineer
10 28 (4.50%) Senior Python Developer
10 28 (4.50%) Software Development Engineer
10 28 (4.50%) Test Development Engineer
11 24 (3.86%) Administrator
11 24 (3.86%) Software Developer
12 22 (3.54%) Lead DevOps
13 20 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (3.22%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (15.43%) HTML
2 90 (14.47%) Spring
3 79 (12.70%) Hibernate
4 64 (10.29%) .NET
5 60 (9.65%) AngularJS
6 35 (5.63%) HTML5
7 33 (5.31%) CSS
7 33 (5.31%) Web Services
8 32 (5.14%) Django
8 32 (5.14%) XML
9 29 (4.66%) REST
10 27 (4.34%) React
11 23 (3.70%) NumPy
12 22 (3.54%) Node.js
13 21 (3.38%) SciPy
14 17 (2.73%) Kafka
15 16 (2.57%) Middleware
16 15 (2.41%) J2EE
16 15 (2.41%) Pandas
16 15 (2.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.97%) Computer Science
2 55 (8.84%) Algorithms
2 55 (8.84%) Robotics
3 40 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.66%) Public Cloud
6 29 (4.66%) Virtual Team
7 24 (3.86%) User Experience
8 16 (2.57%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.09%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.77%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.77%) Optoelectronics
12 9 (1.45%) Fintech
13 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.80%) ASIC
14 5 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.64%) Equities
15 4 (0.64%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 148 (23.79%) Linux
2 76 (12.22%) Windows
3 44 (7.07%) Unix
4 31 (4.98%) CentOS
4 31 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.86%) Debian
6 18 (2.89%) Ubuntu
7 14 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.77%) Android
9 5 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.64%) Robot Operating System
10 4 (0.64%) Solaris
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (22.67%) DevOps
3 140 (22.51%) Test Automation
4 132 (21.22%) Software Engineering
5 124 (19.94%) Machine Learning
6 122 (19.61%) TDD
7 85 (13.67%) OO
8 84 (13.50%) SDLC
9 80 (12.86%) Scrum
10 79 (12.70%) BDD
11 74 (11.90%) Data Science
12 66 (10.61%) Unit Testing
13 54 (8.68%) Analytics
13 54 (8.68%) Configuration Management
13 54 (8.68%) Multithreading
14 49 (7.88%) Concurrent Programming
15 48 (7.72%) Mentoring
16 46 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (7.23%) OOP
18 43 (6.91%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 331 (53.22%) Java
2 222 (35.69%) SQL
3 167 (26.85%) JavaScript
4 165 (26.53%) C++
5 139 (22.35%) Ruby
6 128 (20.58%) C#
7 86 (13.83%) Bash Shell
8 68 (10.93%) PHP
9 54 (8.68%) R
10 51 (8.20%) Perl
11 44 (7.07%) C
12 26 (4.18%) PowerShell
13 21 (3.38%) Scala
14 19 (3.05%) MATLAB
15 15 (2.41%) XPath
16 14 (2.25%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.77%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.45%) Clojure
18 9 (1.45%) VB
18 9 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (11.90%) Degree
2 21 (3.38%) PhD
3 18 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.41%) AWS Certification
5 13 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.32%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.32%) GCIH
7 2 (0.32%) GPEN
7 2 (0.32%) OSCP
7 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) CCNA
8 1 (0.16%) CCNP
8 1 (0.16%) CEH
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) GCFA
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.02%) QA
2 12 (1.93%) GCP
3 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) GDPR
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) BS7666
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) FATCA
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 113 (18.17%) Docker
2 22 (3.54%) Firmware
3 8 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.80%) vSphere
6 4 (0.64%) Xen
6 4 (0.64%) XenServer
7 3 (0.48%) HDFS
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.32%) KVM
8 2 (0.32%) NFS
8 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 117 (18.81%) Ansible
2 112 (18.01%) Puppet
3 82 (13.18%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (4.50%) Cobbler
5 20 (3.22%) Packer
6 12 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.61%) Terraform
8 6 (0.96%) Nagios
9 5 (0.80%) logstash
9 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.64%) Kibana
11 3 (0.48%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.48%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.32%) Mesos
12 2 (0.32%) yum
13 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.16%) Nessus
13 1 (0.16%) Nmap
13 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 67 (10.77%) Oracle
2 54 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.57%) IBM
4 15 (2.41%) Sybase
4 15 (2.41%) TIBCO
5 14 (2.25%) Google
6 11 (1.77%) VMware
7 10 (1.61%) Splunk
8 9 (1.45%) Informatica
8 9 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.45%) Tableau
9 6 (0.96%) Zend
10 5 (0.80%) Perforce
11 4 (0.64%) EnterpriseDB
12 3 (0.48%) F5
12 3 (0.48%) SAP
12 3 (0.48%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco
13 2 (0.32%) ESRI
14 1 (0.16%) Capita