Python Jobs in Scotland

Python
UK > Scotland

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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 14 14 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Python 930 742 763
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 19.61% 15.36% 13.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.65% 32.43% 29.14%
Number of salaries quoted 214 299 408
10th Percentile £38,250 £38,577 £38,675
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £78,875 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,096 £89,427 £90,000
UK median annual salary £69,500 £71,141 £70,000
% change year-on-year -2.31% +1.63% +7.69%

All Programming Languages
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,609 2,288 2,618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 55.01% 47.35% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 1,309 1,613
10th Percentile £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,125 £45,000 £42,363
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £59,526 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.60% +13.38% +10.53%
75th Percentile £68,625 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

Python
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Python in Scotland.

Salary trend for Python in Scotland

Python
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Python in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

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 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -8 669 £53,000 -11.67% 31
Edinburgh +2 198 £65,000 - 77
Dundee +7 24 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Aberdeen -8 15 £38,500 -18.95% 9
Scottish Borders +4 8 - -
Fife -2 6 £50,000 -20.00% 6
West Lothian +5 3 £35,000 -53.33% 2
Midlothian -4 1 - - 23
Lanarkshire -5 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire -5 1 £26,000 -61.48% 1
Inverclyde - 1 £50,000 -
Python
UK

Python
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 193 (20.75%) Apache Spark
2 71 (7.63%) Apache Airflow
3 36 (3.87%) ArcGIS
3 36 (3.87%) GeoServer
4 35 (3.76%) Apache
5 20 (2.15%) Camunda
6 8 (0.86%) SAS
7 5 (0.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) EViews
3 1 (0.11%) Simulink
3 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 464 (49.89%) AWS
2 129 (13.87%) Azure
3 76 (8.17%) GCP
4 50 (5.38%) SaaS
5 41 (4.41%) Serverless
6 33 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (2.69%) GitHub
8 24 (2.58%) Amazon S3
9 23 (2.47%) Power Platform
10 22 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
10 22 (2.37%) Google Docs
10 22 (2.37%) Lucidchart
10 22 (2.37%) Miro
10 22 (2.37%) Slack
11 19 (2.04%) Amazon EKS
12 12 (1.29%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (1.18%) Azure API Management
13 11 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 10 (1.08%) Azure Sentinel
14 10 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.94%) DSL
2 15 (1.61%) HTTP
3 9 (0.97%) MQTT
3 9 (0.97%) Network Security
4 6 (0.65%) DHCP
4 6 (0.65%) DNS
4 6 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (14.30%) Big Data
2 127 (13.66%) NoSQL
3 79 (8.49%) Hadoop
4 65 (6.99%) Apache Hive
5 64 (6.88%) HBase
6 57 (6.13%) MongoDB
7 48 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (3.98%) GIS
9 36 (3.87%) QGIS
9 36 (3.87%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.76%) Data Lake
11 24 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (2.58%) Tableau
12 22 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 22 (2.37%) Power BI
12 22 (2.37%) Redis
12 22 (2.37%) Scylla
13 18 (1.94%) DB2
13 18 (1.94%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 100 (10.75%) Git
1 100 (10.75%) Jenkins
2 47 (5.05%) Bitbucket Server
3 32 (3.44%) Maven
4 21 (2.26%) Gradle
5 20 (2.15%) CircleCI
5 20 (2.15%) Travis CI
6 8 (0.86%) JIRA
6 8 (0.86%) LabVIEW
7 7 (0.75%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
8 6 (0.65%) JDeveloper
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.54%) GitLab
10 4 (0.43%) Appium
10 4 (0.43%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 651 (70.00%) Finance
2 622 (66.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 576 (61.94%) Law
4 401 (43.12%) Marketing
5 169 (18.17%) Legal
6 105 (11.29%) Banking
6 105 (11.29%) Social Skills
7 79 (8.49%) Financial Institution
8 52 (5.59%) Investment Banking
9 51 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (5.16%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (2.26%) Public Sector
12 20 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
13 18 (1.94%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.83%) Aerospace
14 17 (1.83%) Electronics
14 17 (1.83%) Front Office
15 14 (1.51%) Games
16 11 (1.18%) Police
17 10 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 605 (65.05%) Software Engineer
2 201 (21.61%) Python Engineer
2 201 (21.61%) Python Software Engineer
3 173 (18.60%) Lead
4 163 (17.53%) Lead Software Engineer
5 140 (15.05%) Senior
6 112 (12.04%) Data Engineer
7 101 (10.86%) AWS Engineer
8 95 (10.22%) AWS Software Engineer
9 89 (9.57%) Developer
10 79 (8.49%) Senior Software Engineer
11 67 (7.20%) Big Data Engineer
11 67 (7.20%) Big Data Software Engineer
12 65 (6.99%) Java Engineer
13 64 (6.88%) Java Software Engineer
14 52 (5.59%) Full Stack Engineer
15 51 (5.48%) Full Stack Software Engineer
16 49 (5.27%) Software Engineering Director
17 40 (4.30%) Database Engineer
17 40 (4.30%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (17.85%) React
2 104 (11.18%) PySpark
3 87 (9.35%) Kafka
4 76 (8.17%) Spring
5 65 (6.99%) AngularJS
6 49 (5.27%) CSS
7 47 (5.05%) Pandas
8 46 (4.95%) .NET
9 41 (4.41%) Spring Boot
10 39 (4.19%) NumPy
11 36 (3.87%) Leaflet
11 36 (3.87%) OpenLayers
11 36 (3.87%) PostGIS
12 34 (3.66%) Django
13 33 (3.55%) Node.js
13 33 (3.55%) REST
14 28 (3.01%) .NET Core
15 23 (2.47%) GraphQL
16 22 (2.37%) Apache NiFi
17 21 (2.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 242 (26.02%) Algorithms
2 219 (23.55%) Cloud Native
3 68 (7.31%) Public Cloud
4 56 (6.02%) Product Ownership
5 47 (5.05%) Onboarding
6 37 (3.98%) Market Risk
7 33 (3.55%) Data Structures
8 30 (3.23%) Reference Data
9 25 (2.69%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.26%) Taxonomies
11 17 (1.83%) Credit Risk
12 11 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.97%) Arduino
14 9 (0.97%) Raspberry Pi
15 7 (0.75%) Distributed Computing
15 7 (0.75%) IoT
15 7 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
16 6 (0.65%) SWIFT Messaging Network
17 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 99 (10.65%) Linux
2 77 (8.28%) Unix
3 21 (2.26%) Windows
4 13 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.86%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (78.39%) Software Engineering
2 661 (71.08%) Agile
3 535 (57.53%) SDLC
4 530 (56.99%) CI/CD
5 491 (52.80%) Operational Stability
6 443 (47.63%) Machine Learning
7 398 (42.80%) Artificial Intelligence
8 386 (41.51%) Community of Practice
9 218 (23.44%) Visualisation
10 204 (21.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 201 (21.61%) Problem-Solving
12 183 (19.68%) Microservices
13 180 (19.35%) Risk Management
14 160 (17.20%) Decision-Making
15 115 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
16 113 (12.15%) DevOps
17 112 (12.04%) Test Automation
18 99 (10.65%) Scrum
19 97 (10.43%) Architectural Design
20 95 (10.22%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 459 (49.35%) Java
2 353 (37.96%) SQL
3 186 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 95 (10.22%) C#
5 87 (9.35%) Bash
5 87 (9.35%) PL/SQL
6 54 (5.81%) Go
7 51 (5.48%) Ruby
8 46 (4.95%) Scala
9 30 (3.23%) TypeScript
10 28 (3.01%) C++
10 28 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.37%) C
12 21 (2.26%) Perl
13 11 (1.18%) R
14 10 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.65%) Rust
16 5 (0.54%) Haskell
17 4 (0.43%) Groovy
18 3 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.34%) Degree
4 31 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.47%) AWS Certification
6 13 (1.40%) Azure Certification
7 12 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.86%) PhD
9 3 (0.32%) HND
10 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) GIAC
10 1 (0.11%) OCA
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.11%) OSCP
10 1 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.66%) Data Quality
2 28 (3.01%) QA
3 25 (2.69%) Accessibility
4 20 (2.15%) SLA
5 3 (0.32%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.22%) Basel III
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (6.77%) HDFS
2 40 (4.30%) Docker
3 12 (1.29%) Firmware
4 9 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 165 (17.74%) Kubernetes
2 103 (11.08%) Terraform
3 24 (2.58%) Ansible
4 14 (1.51%) Grafana
5 10 (1.08%) Puppet
6 4 (0.43%) vRealize
6 4 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (0.32%) Rancher
8 2 (0.22%) Istio
8 2 (0.22%) Progress Chef
8 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.11%) Kibana
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (16.88%) Databricks
2 131 (14.09%) Oracle
3 53 (5.70%) Cloudera
4 50 (5.38%) Google
5 47 (5.05%) Informatica
6 36 (3.87%) ESRI
7 33 (3.55%) Alteryx
8 27 (2.90%) Dell
9 20 (2.15%) Pega
10 18 (1.94%) Cognos
10 18 (1.94%) Sybase
11 14 (1.51%) Splunk
12 13 (1.40%) Dynatrace
13 10 (1.08%) VMware
14 9 (0.97%) NVIDIA
14 9 (0.97%) SAP
15 6 (0.65%) IBM
15 6 (0.65%) Microsoft
15 6 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.54%) Twitter