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

Python
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 13 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Python 642 660 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.46% 12.04% 9.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.65% 21.35% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 378 424 289
Scotland median annual salary £44,425 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.15% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,470 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,150 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -

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 2,965 3,091 3,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.53% 56.36% 63.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,945 2,115 2,064
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,225 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 August 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 August 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 +9 387 £43,000 -18.10% 67
Glasgow -7 190 £45,000 -10.00% 27
West Lothian +14 28 £53,750 +43.33% 3
Aberdeen +7 11 £39,750 -18.46% 7
Dundee +1 9 £34,000 +4.62% 6
Fife -7 5 £40,000 -23.81% 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Stirling +5 1 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Midlothian - 1 £34,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £35,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Python
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 233 (36.29%) SQL
2 214 (33.33%) Java
3 208 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (31.78%) Linux
5 188 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
6 172 (26.79%) JavaScript
7 168 (26.17%) DevOps
8 159 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 147 (22.90%) Finance
10 124 (19.31%) Software Engineering
11 112 (17.45%) Test Automation
12 107 (16.67%) Analytics
13 106 (16.51%) Ruby
14 100 (15.58%) Degree
15 99 (15.42%) C++
15 99 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
16 98 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
17 93 (14.49%) Data Science
17 93 (14.49%) Bash Shell
18 88 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
19 85 (13.24%) R
20 80 (12.46%) Computer Science
21 78 (12.15%) Machine Learning
22 76 (11.84%) Ansible
23 75 (11.68%) Big Data
23 75 (11.68%) C#
24 71 (11.06%) Jenkins
25 70 (10.90%) Terraform
26 68 (10.59%) Docker
26 68 (10.59%) 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 46 (7.17%) Apache Spark
2 28 (4.36%) Apache
3 19 (2.96%) SAS
4 16 (2.49%) Confluence
5 12 (1.87%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.40%) IIS
8 8 (1.25%) MQSeries
9 7 (1.09%) CloudStack
10 6 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.78%) JBoss
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.47%) Jetty
13 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.31%) Drupal
14 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Pipeline Pilot
1 5 (0.78%) Simulink
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) SPSS
3 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) HFM
2 2 (0.31%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 188 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (10.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (3.89%) SaaS
6 19 (2.96%) Power Platform
7 17 (2.65%) Azure Stack
7 17 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
7 17 (2.65%) Serverless
8 8 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (1.25%) npm
9 6 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
9 6 (0.93%) GitHub
9 6 (0.93%) Office 365
10 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.78%) Datadog
11 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.96%) Firewall
2 12 (1.87%) Network Security
3 8 (1.25%) Internet
4 6 (0.93%) Broadband
4 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.78%) 2G
5 5 (0.78%) 3G
5 5 (0.78%) 4G
5 5 (0.78%) 5G
5 5 (0.78%) HTTP
5 5 (0.78%) OpenFlow
5 5 (0.78%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.62%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.62%) SSL
7 3 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.47%) VPN
7 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.31%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.68%) Big Data
2 66 (10.28%) NoSQL
3 53 (8.26%) Relational Database
4 52 (8.10%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (6.54%) Hadoop
6 39 (6.07%) MongoDB
7 34 (5.30%) MySQL
8 31 (4.83%) SQL Server
9 28 (4.36%) RDBMS
10 23 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (2.96%) Power BI
12 15 (2.34%) Data Mining
12 15 (2.34%) Redis
13 8 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.25%) Bigtable
13 8 (1.25%) QlikView
14 7 (1.09%) Amazon Athena
14 7 (1.09%) Parquet
15 6 (0.93%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 71 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 60 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.39%) Selenium
4 33 (5.14%) JIRA
5 25 (3.89%) Cucumber
6 24 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 23 (3.58%) Ant
8 22 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 19 (2.96%) Apache Ivy
10 17 (2.65%) Maven
11 14 (2.18%) PhantomJS
12 13 (2.02%) Bitbucket
12 13 (2.02%) Subversion
12 13 (2.02%) WebDriver
13 11 (1.71%) Appium
13 11 (1.71%) CA Release Automation
14 9 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (1.25%) GitLab
16 7 (1.09%) Axure RP
General
1 147 (22.90%) Finance
2 45 (7.01%) Banking
3 32 (4.98%) Retail
4 21 (3.27%) Marketing
5 16 (2.49%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.18%) Electronics
7 10 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.93%) Legal
9 6 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.78%) Games
11 4 (0.62%) Law
12 3 (0.47%) Social Science
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 168 (26.17%) Developer
2 62 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 58 (9.03%) Software Engineer
4 57 (8.88%) Analyst
5 49 (7.63%) Data Scientist
5 49 (7.63%) Senior Developer
5 49 (7.63%) Software Developer
6 48 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 48 (7.48%) Data Engineer
7 37 (5.76%) Python Developer
8 28 (4.36%) Python Engineer
9 27 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
9 27 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
10 23 (3.58%) Security Engineer
10 23 (3.58%) Senior Software Developer
11 21 (3.27%) Java Developer
11 21 (3.27%) Platform Engineer
12 20 (3.12%) Test Engineer
13 19 (2.96%) Data Analyst
14 15 (2.34%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.12%) .NET
2 63 (9.81%) HTML
3 59 (9.19%) CSS
4 51 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 47 (7.32%) Node.js
6 42 (6.54%) REST
7 35 (5.45%) React
8 31 (4.83%) JSON
8 31 (4.83%) Web Services
9 29 (4.52%) Natural Language Processing
10 24 (3.74%) jQuery
11 16 (2.49%) Django
11 16 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (2.34%) HTML5
13 14 (2.18%) Middleware
13 14 (2.18%) RESTful
13 14 (2.18%) Vue.js
13 14 (2.18%) XML
14 13 (2.02%) TensorFlow
15 12 (1.87%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 30 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 30 (4.67%) User Experience
4 18 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 14 (2.18%) Credit Risk
6 14 (2.18%) Robotics
7 13 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.56%) Derivative
9 10 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.56%) Market Risk
9 10 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.40%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 204 (31.78%) Linux
2 67 (10.44%) Windows
3 65 (10.12%) Unix
4 22 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.56%) CentOS
8 9 (1.40%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.25%) Android
9 8 (1.25%) Solaris
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.47%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (26.17%) DevOps
3 124 (19.31%) Software Engineering
4 112 (17.45%) Test Automation
5 107 (16.67%) Analytics
6 98 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (14.49%) Data Science
8 88 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
9 80 (12.46%) Computer Science
10 78 (12.15%) Machine Learning
11 68 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (9.35%) Scrum
13 53 (8.26%) TDD
14 52 (8.10%) Visualisation
15 51 (7.94%) ETL
16 50 (7.79%) OO
16 50 (7.79%) SDLC
17 49 (7.63%) Mathematics
18 47 (7.32%) Artificial Intelligence
19 42 (6.54%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 233 (36.29%) SQL
2 214 (33.33%) Java
3 172 (26.79%) JavaScript
4 106 (16.51%) Ruby
5 99 (15.42%) C++
6 93 (14.49%) Bash Shell
7 85 (13.24%) R
8 75 (11.68%) C#
9 66 (10.28%) PowerShell
10 42 (6.54%) C
11 33 (5.14%) Perl
12 32 (4.98%) Shell Script
13 29 (4.52%) Go
14 28 (4.36%) PHP
15 26 (4.05%) Groovy
16 25 (3.89%) TypeScript
17 21 (3.27%) MATLAB
18 15 (2.34%) Scala
19 14 (2.18%) ES6
19 14 (2.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 100 (15.58%) Degree
2 37 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (3.89%) PhD
4 13 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.56%) CFA
6 7 (1.09%) HND
7 6 (0.93%) CCNP
7 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.62%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.47%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.47%) MCSE
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CEH
10 2 (0.31%) CISSP
10 2 (0.31%) GIAC
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.63%) QA
2 10 (1.56%) CRD IV
3 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) GDPR
5 2 (0.31%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (10.59%) Docker
2 9 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.25%) Firmware
3 8 (1.25%) Xen
4 7 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 7 (1.09%) vSphere
5 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 99 (15.42%) Opscode Chef
2 76 (11.84%) Ansible
3 70 (10.90%) Terraform
4 66 (10.28%) Kubernetes
5 54 (8.41%) Puppet
6 7 (1.09%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.78%) Consul
7 5 (0.78%) Packer
8 4 (0.62%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.62%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.62%) Graphite
8 4 (0.62%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.62%) Icinga
8 4 (0.62%) Salt
9 3 (0.47%) Nagios
9 3 (0.47%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 68 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.19%) Google
3 42 (6.54%) Oracle
4 41 (6.39%) Splunk
5 24 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 22 (3.43%) Tableau
7 19 (2.96%) Micro Focus
8 18 (2.80%) IBM
8 18 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 14 (2.18%) CyberArk
9 14 (2.18%) Informatica
9 14 (2.18%) Symantec
9 14 (2.18%) VMware
10 10 (1.56%) SAP
11 9 (1.40%) Cisco
11 9 (1.40%) Netezza
12 8 (1.25%) Perfecto Mobile
13 7 (1.09%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 6 (0.93%) CA
14 6 (0.93%) Teradata