Python is an interpreted high-level and general-purpose programming language that, due to it's constructs and object-oriented approach, helps programmers write clear and logical code. It's often used in data science and engineering applications, but has also been used to write some of the largest websites in the world, including Reddit.
A Brief History of Python
The language first appeared in 1991 after being designed by Guido van Rossum and it's now managed by the Python Software Foundation. van Rossum started developing it as a successor to the ABC programming language in the late 80's whilst working at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in the Netherlands. It was designed to be easily readable and often uses English keywords where other languages may use punctuation.
According to Stack Overflow's 2021 Developer survey, it surpassed SQL to become the third most-popular programming language in the world.
How much do Python Developer's earn?
As you can imagine, it's an in-demand programming language in Financial Services as seen by the live jobs below that our clients are hiring for!
Python Developers and Engineers can earn up to £180,000 base salary plus larger bonuses in the FinTech space. When it comes to data science role, senior data scientists can earn in excess of £100,000 and even junior or entry-level data science and engineering roles generally pay upwards of £35,000.
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