Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 23 47
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24 0
Permanent jobs citing Python 741 461 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.80% 9.32% 5.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.56% 14.95% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 467 250 134
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +26.76% -21.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 3,285 3,083 2,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 56.76% 62.32% 50.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,240 1,884 1,682
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +26 478 £50,000 - 20
Edinburgh -5 251 £45,000 +12.50% 50
West Lothian +9 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Dundee -11 3 £35,000 -17.16% 2
Perth and Kinross +4 1 £38,000 -32.74%
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 375 (50.61%) Java
2 339 (45.75%) SQL
3 268 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (33.87%) Finance
5 232 (31.31%) NoSQL
6 203 (27.40%) JavaScript
7 173 (23.35%) OO
8 164 (22.13%) Ansible
9 163 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
10 162 (21.86%) TDD
11 160 (21.59%) Software Engineering
11 160 (21.59%) DevOps
12 156 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
13 154 (20.78%) Linux
14 153 (20.65%) Test Automation
15 144 (19.43%) SDLC
16 139 (18.76%) Puppet
17 137 (18.49%) C++
18 136 (18.35%) Docker
19 133 (17.95%) Ruby
20 126 (17.00%) HTML
21 124 (16.73%) C#
22 117 (15.79%) Spring
23 112 (15.11%) AngularJS
23 112 (15.11%) Machine Learning
24 111 (14.98%) Oracle
25 110 (14.84%) OOP
26 108 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
27 107 (14.44%) BDD
28 106 (14.30%) 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 54 (7.29%) MQSeries
2 38 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 31 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.83%) JBoss
6 17 (2.29%) Jetty
7 14 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.75%) Confluence
9 11 (1.48%) SAS
10 10 (1.35%) Apache
11 9 (1.21%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.94%) CloudStack
13 5 (0.67%) CMS
13 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.54%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.40%) nginx
15 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) SPSS
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 163 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (4.72%) SaaS
5 33 (4.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (4.05%) Serverless
7 27 (3.64%) Amazon Kinesis
7 27 (3.64%) IaaS
7 27 (3.64%) PaaS
8 13 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.21%) NuGet
10 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.81%) GitHub
12 4 (0.54%) npm
12 4 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.91%) Firewall
1 29 (3.91%) HTTP
2 17 (2.29%) DNS
3 16 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.75%) SSL
5 12 (1.62%) SMTP
6 11 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (1.35%) Internet
7 10 (1.35%) IPsec
7 10 (1.35%) IPv4
7 10 (1.35%) IPv6
7 10 (1.35%) VLAN
7 10 (1.35%) VPN
8 7 (0.94%) Network Security
9 4 (0.54%) AMQP
10 3 (0.40%) DHCP
10 3 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.27%) FTP
11 2 (0.27%) SNMP
11 2 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (31.31%) NoSQL
2 156 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 100 (13.50%) Hadoop
4 87 (11.74%) MySQL
5 85 (11.47%) Relational Database
6 83 (11.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 62 (8.37%) Big Data
8 56 (7.56%) MongoDB
9 54 (7.29%) Bigtable
10 26 (3.51%) Redis
11 25 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (2.83%) SQL Server
13 16 (2.16%) Oracle Database
14 15 (2.02%) Couchbase
14 15 (2.02%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (1.89%) Riak
16 13 (1.75%) RDBMS
17 11 (1.48%) DB2
17 11 (1.48%) HBase
Development Applications
1 94 (12.69%) Git (software)
1 94 (12.69%) Maven
2 81 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 47 (6.34%) Selenium
4 42 (5.67%) JIRA
5 33 (4.45%) Cucumber
6 29 (3.91%) TeamCity
7 26 (3.51%) Vagrant
8 24 (3.24%) Subversion
9 21 (2.83%) JUnit
10 19 (2.56%) Artifactory
10 19 (2.56%) Bugzilla
11 15 (2.02%) FitNesse
12 13 (1.75%) GoCD
13 11 (1.48%) GitLab
13 11 (1.48%) JMeter
14 10 (1.35%) SonarQube
14 10 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (1.21%) Phabricator
15 9 (1.21%) Ranorex
General
1 251 (33.87%) Finance
2 45 (6.07%) Banking
3 20 (2.70%) Electronics
4 11 (1.48%) Investment Banking
4 11 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.35%) Advertising
6 9 (1.21%) Retail
7 8 (1.08%) Games
7 8 (1.08%) Marketing
8 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
8 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 234 (31.58%) Developer
2 133 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 94 (12.69%) Java Developer
4 83 (11.20%) Python Developer
5 77 (10.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (7.83%) Python Engineer
7 47 (6.34%) Data Scientist
7 47 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 42 (5.67%) Python Software Engineer
9 30 (4.05%) Test Engineer
10 29 (3.91%) Senior Python Developer
11 28 (3.78%) Analyst
12 25 (3.37%) Java Engineer
13 22 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (2.83%) Architect
14 21 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
14 21 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
15 20 (2.70%) Software Developer
16 19 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
16 19 (2.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (17.00%) HTML
2 117 (15.79%) Spring
3 112 (15.11%) AngularJS
4 106 (14.30%) Hibernate
5 63 (8.50%) XML
6 57 (7.69%) Middleware
7 54 (7.29%) XML Schema
8 50 (6.75%) REST
9 44 (5.94%) CSS
10 40 (5.40%) Django
11 39 (5.26%) React
12 38 (5.13%) scikit-learn
13 37 (4.99%) NumPy
14 36 (4.86%) SciPy
15 35 (4.72%) .NET
16 34 (4.59%) HTML5
17 33 (4.45%) Pandas
18 31 (4.18%) jQuery
19 27 (3.64%) GraphQL
20 25 (3.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.12%) Computer Science
2 65 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
2 65 (8.77%) Virtual Team
3 62 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.07%) User Experience
5 40 (5.40%) Algorithms
6 35 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (3.91%) Public Cloud
8 27 (3.64%) Robotics
9 24 (3.24%) Fintech
10 18 (2.43%) Enterprise Cloud
11 16 (2.16%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.89%) Fixed Income
13 13 (1.75%) Data Centre
14 10 (1.35%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
16 4 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
16 4 (0.54%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 154 (20.78%) Linux
2 63 (8.50%) Unix
2 63 (8.50%) Windows
3 34 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (3.24%) CentOS
5 17 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.21%) Android
7 9 (1.21%) Debian
8 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.40%) AIX
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (23.35%) OO
3 162 (21.86%) TDD
4 160 (21.59%) DevOps
4 160 (21.59%) Software Engineering
5 153 (20.65%) Test Automation
6 144 (19.43%) SDLC
7 112 (15.11%) Machine Learning
8 110 (14.84%) OOP
9 108 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
10 107 (14.44%) BDD
11 102 (13.77%) Unit Testing
12 76 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
13 74 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
14 68 (9.18%) Data Science
15 67 (9.04%) Collaborative Working
16 65 (8.77%) Scrum
17 61 (8.23%) System Testing
18 57 (7.69%) Analytics
19 54 (7.29%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 375 (50.61%) Java
2 339 (45.75%) SQL
3 203 (27.40%) JavaScript
4 137 (18.49%) C++
5 133 (17.95%) Ruby
6 124 (16.73%) C#
7 102 (13.77%) PHP
8 93 (12.55%) Bash Shell
9 54 (7.29%) XPath
10 44 (5.94%) PowerShell
11 42 (5.67%) Perl
12 40 (5.40%) R
13 26 (3.51%) C
14 21 (2.83%) Clojure
15 18 (2.43%) Lisp
16 17 (2.29%) Shell Script
17 16 (2.16%) Java 8
18 14 (1.89%) Objective-C
19 12 (1.62%) Scala
20 11 (1.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (9.99%) Degree
2 24 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.89%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.21%) PhD
5 3 (0.40%) GPEN
5 3 (0.40%) OSCP
6 2 (0.27%) CEH
6 2 (0.27%) CISSP
6 2 (0.27%) GCIH
6 2 (0.27%) GIAC
6 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.27%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) CCNA
7 1 (0.13%) CCNP
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) GCFA
7 1 (0.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.91%) QA
2 12 (1.62%) GCP
3 7 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.27%) GDPR
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) FATCA
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 136 (18.35%) Docker
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.94%) vSphere
3 7 (0.94%) Xen
3 7 (0.94%) XenServer
4 6 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.54%) Firmware
5 4 (0.54%) HDFS
6 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.27%) NFS
6 2 (0.27%) vCloud
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Squid
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 164 (22.13%) Ansible
2 139 (18.76%) Puppet
3 72 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.97%) Cobbler
5 18 (2.43%) Terraform
6 11 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.48%) Packer
7 9 (1.21%) HAProxy
8 8 (1.08%) Graphite
8 8 (1.08%) Icinga
8 8 (1.08%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.67%) logstash
10 4 (0.54%) Nagios
11 3 (0.40%) Cacti
11 3 (0.40%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.40%) Kibana
11 3 (0.40%) Salt
12 2 (0.27%) Mesos
12 2 (0.27%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (14.98%) Oracle
2 28 (3.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.10%) Sybase
3 23 (3.10%) VMware
4 16 (2.16%) Splunk
5 15 (2.02%) Google
6 13 (1.75%) SAP
7 12 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.21%) IBM
9 8 (1.08%) Tableau
10 7 (0.94%) Avaloq
10 7 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
10 7 (0.94%) Fiserv
10 7 (0.94%) Temenos
11 6 (0.81%) Perforce
11 6 (0.81%) Zend
12 5 (0.67%) Informatica
13 4 (0.54%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.40%) Cisco