Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 13 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 +20
Permanent jobs citing Python 599 686 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.16% 11.87% 8.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.11% 21.36% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 404 452 198
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.33%

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 3,134 3,211 2,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 58.38% 55.58% 60.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,090 2,250 1,718
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.72%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,075 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +12 324 £45,000 - 28
Glasgow -10 221 £46,500 -7.00% 8
West Lothian -2 29 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Dundee +9 10 £30,500 -12.86% 2
Fife -3 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Stirling +4 2 - -
Aberdeen +5 1 £42,500 - 2
South Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £35,500 -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 271 (45.24%) Java
2 270 (45.08%) SQL
3 219 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (31.39%) JavaScript
5 171 (28.55%) Finance
6 156 (26.04%) Linux
7 125 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
8 119 (19.87%) Test Automation
9 116 (19.37%) Software Engineering
9 116 (19.37%) Analytics
10 114 (19.03%) NoSQL
11 110 (18.36%) C#
12 109 (18.20%) OO
12 109 (18.20%) AngularJS
13 101 (16.86%) C++
14 100 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (16.19%) HTML
16 96 (16.03%) PostgreSQL
17 92 (15.36%) Degree
18 85 (14.19%) TDD
19 78 (13.02%) R
20 76 (12.69%) Big Data
21 75 (12.52%) Relational Database
21 75 (12.52%) BDD
22 74 (12.35%) Computer Science
23 73 (12.19%) Unix
23 73 (12.19%) DevOps
24 71 (11.85%) Oracle
24 71 (11.85%) Data Science
25 70 (11.69%) Hadoop

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 (9.02%) Apache Spark
2 29 (4.84%) MQSeries
3 24 (4.01%) Apache
4 21 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.51%) SAS
5 12 (2.00%) Confluence
6 11 (1.84%) JBoss
7 10 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.83%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) Moodle
9 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Jetty
11 1 (0.17%) lighttpd
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.83%) Simulink
5 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) HFM
2 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 125 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.51%) SaaS
4 22 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.17%) npm
6 10 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.67%) Serverless
7 9 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.17%) Datadog
9 6 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.67%) GitHub
11 4 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.50%) Office 365
12 3 (0.50%) PaaS
12 3 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.67%) Firewall
2 7 (1.17%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (1.17%) Wireless
3 6 (1.00%) 802.11
3 6 (1.00%) Bluetooth
3 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.83%) HTTP
4 5 (0.83%) SAN
4 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.33%) DNS
6 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.33%) SMTP
6 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) Broadband
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (19.03%) NoSQL
2 96 (16.03%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (12.69%) Big Data
4 75 (12.52%) Relational Database
5 70 (11.69%) Hadoop
6 61 (10.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 60 (10.02%) MySQL
8 59 (9.85%) SQL Server
9 32 (5.34%) RDBMS
10 31 (5.18%) MongoDB
11 29 (4.84%) Bigtable
12 26 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (2.67%) Data Mining
14 13 (2.17%) Apache Hive
14 13 (2.17%) QlikView
15 12 (2.00%) Power BI
16 11 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.84%) Neo4j
17 10 (1.67%) MariaDB
18 9 (1.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 58 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 52 (8.68%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.35%) Selenium
4 39 (6.51%) Maven
5 31 (5.18%) JIRA
6 29 (4.84%) Visual Studio
7 28 (4.67%) Cucumber
8 24 (4.01%) SpecFlow
8 24 (4.01%) TeamCity
9 20 (3.34%) Artifactory
9 20 (3.34%) Subversion
9 20 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (3.01%) Hudson
11 17 (2.84%) GoCD
11 17 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (2.50%) Vagrant
13 13 (2.17%) Appium
13 13 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (2.17%) webpack
14 9 (1.50%) GitLab
General
1 171 (28.55%) Finance
2 38 (6.34%) Banking
3 20 (3.34%) Retail
4 9 (1.50%) Marketing
5 8 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Games
8 4 (0.67%) Legal
8 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.67%) Social Science
9 3 (0.50%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (32.05%) Developer
2 72 (12.02%) Software Engineer
3 69 (11.52%) Software Developer
4 62 (10.35%) Python Engineer
5 48 (8.01%) Analyst
6 34 (5.68%) Python Developer
7 31 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (5.18%) Java Developer
7 31 (5.18%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.84%) Data Engineer
9 27 (4.51%) Data Scientist
9 27 (4.51%) Junior
10 25 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
12 23 (3.84%) Senior Software Developer
13 20 (3.34%) Consultant
13 20 (3.34%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (2.84%) DevOps Developer
14 17 (2.84%) Support Engineer
15 16 (2.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (18.20%) AngularJS
2 97 (16.19%) HTML
3 67 (11.19%) CSS
4 65 (10.85%) .NET
5 53 (8.85%) React
6 45 (7.51%) Middleware
7 44 (7.35%) Spring
8 41 (6.84%) XML
9 35 (5.84%) Node.js
10 33 (5.51%) HTML5
11 31 (5.18%) JSON
12 29 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
12 29 (4.84%) XML Schema
13 27 (4.51%) jQuery
14 23 (3.84%) CSS3
15 22 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (3.51%) RESTful
17 20 (3.34%) Hibernate
17 20 (3.34%) Sass
18 18 (3.01%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.34%) Algorithms
3 30 (5.01%) Virtual Team
4 29 (4.84%) User Experience
5 28 (4.67%) Management Information System
6 27 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (3.34%) Robotics
9 17 (2.84%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.67%) Fintech
11 12 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.84%) ASIC
13 10 (1.67%) Verilog
14 9 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (1.34%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.34%) Derivative
15 8 (1.34%) Mobile App
16 7 (1.17%) Public Cloud
17 6 (1.00%) Credit Risk
17 6 (1.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 156 (26.04%) Linux
2 73 (12.19%) Unix
3 50 (8.35%) Windows
4 23 (3.84%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.84%) Android
5 17 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.84%) CentOS
8 10 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.67%) Solaris
11 3 (0.50%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.87%) Test Automation
3 116 (19.37%) Analytics
3 116 (19.37%) Software Engineering
4 109 (18.20%) OO
5 100 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (14.19%) TDD
7 75 (12.52%) BDD
8 74 (12.35%) Computer Science
9 73 (12.19%) DevOps
10 71 (11.85%) Data Science
11 64 (10.68%) SDLC
12 60 (10.02%) Machine Learning
13 55 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (9.02%) Visualisation
15 53 (8.85%) Scrum
16 51 (8.51%) Unit Testing
17 44 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (7.35%) Refactoring
18 42 (7.01%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 271 (45.24%) Java
2 270 (45.08%) SQL
3 188 (31.39%) JavaScript
4 110 (18.36%) C#
5 101 (16.86%) C++
6 78 (13.02%) R
7 55 (9.18%) Ruby
8 52 (8.68%) PHP
9 50 (8.35%) PowerShell
10 45 (7.51%) Perl
11 43 (7.18%) Shell Script
12 41 (6.84%) Scala
13 39 (6.51%) Bash Shell
14 36 (6.01%) C
15 30 (5.01%) XPath
16 25 (4.17%) PL/SQL
17 22 (3.67%) ES6
18 21 (3.51%) MATLAB
19 15 (2.50%) T-SQL
20 12 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (15.36%) Degree
2 24 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.00%) PhD
4 11 (1.84%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.00%) CEH
5 6 (1.00%) CFA
5 6 (1.00%) CISSP
5 6 (1.00%) GIAC
5 6 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.00%) SSCP
6 3 (0.50%) CCNP
6 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.50%) HND
6 3 (0.50%) MCSE
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.33%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.34%) QA
2 14 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.00%) CRD IV
4 4 (0.67%) GDPR
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (10.18%) Docker
2 12 (2.00%) Firmware
3 5 (0.83%) HDFS
4 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (11.02%) Ansible
2 50 (8.35%) Puppet
3 44 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (6.34%) Terraform
5 21 (3.51%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.50%) Packer
6 9 (1.50%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.34%) Graphite
7 8 (1.34%) HAProxy
7 8 (1.34%) Icinga
8 7 (1.17%) Consul
9 5 (0.83%) Ambari
10 4 (0.67%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.50%) Kibana
11 3 (0.50%) Salt
11 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.33%) Mesos
12 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (11.85%) Oracle
2 55 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.51%) Tableau
4 28 (4.67%) Google
5 22 (3.67%) Splunk
6 13 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 13 (2.17%) VMware
7 12 (2.00%) Ab Initio
8 11 (1.84%) Informatica
8 11 (1.84%) Netezza
9 10 (1.67%) CA
9 10 (1.67%) Cadence
10 9 (1.50%) PagerDuty
11 8 (1.34%) Perfecto Mobile
12 7 (1.17%) SAP
13 6 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
13 6 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.83%) Solace
14 5 (0.83%) Synopsys
14 5 (0.83%) TIBCO