The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 39 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 23 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.72% 0.65% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 1.09% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 16
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Ruby
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
345 368 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.74% 59.35% 64.35%
Number of salaries quoted 295 342 382
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ruby across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Ruby
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ruby across the Merseyside region.

Ruby Salary Trend in Merseyside

Ruby
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ruby across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Ruby Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Ruby
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +17 17 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Birkenhead - 6 £40,000 - 1
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 33 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (68.18%) TDD
3 27 (61.36%) Git (software)
4 26 (59.09%) C#
4 26 (59.09%) BDD
5 25 (56.82%) RESTful
5 25 (56.82%) MVC
6 21 (47.73%) .NET
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
6 21 (47.73%) OO
6 21 (47.73%) WCF
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (47.73%) NoSQL
6 21 (47.73%) Node.js
6 21 (47.73%) Web Application Development
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (38.64%) SQL
7 17 (38.64%) Java
8 16 (36.36%) Linux
8 16 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (31.82%) Python
10 13 (29.55%) QA
11 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
11 12 (27.27%) TIBCO EMS
11 12 (27.27%) Degree
11 12 (27.27%) ITIL
11 12 (27.27%) JMS
11 12 (27.27%) DB2
11 12 (27.27%) Change Management
11 12 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (47.73%) Node.js
2 12 (27.27%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (9.09%) nginx
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (47.73%) NoSQL
3 12 (27.27%) DB2
4 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.64%) Subversion
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) SpecFlow
4 5 (11.36%) Hudson
4 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.36%) Bugzilla
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 5 (11.36%) Selenium
4 5 (11.36%) TeamCity
5 4 (9.09%) RSpec
General
1 6 (13.64%) Games
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (56.82%) RESTful
2 21 (47.73%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
2 21 (47.73%) WCF
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (27.27%) JMS
4 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (13.64%) Ajax
5 6 (13.64%) HTML
5 6 (13.64%) CSS
5 6 (13.64%) HTML5
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (9.09%) jQuery
6 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 4 (9.09%) Phusion Passenger
7 2 (4.55%) CSS3
7 2 (4.55%) Backbone.js
7 2 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 9 (20.45%) BBC
3 9 (20.45%) Social Media
4 4 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 4 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) TDD
2 26 (59.09%) BDD
3 25 (56.82%) MVC
4 21 (47.73%) OO
4 21 (47.73%) Web Application Development
5 12 (27.27%) ITIL
5 12 (27.27%) Change Management
5 12 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (27.27%) EAI
5 12 (27.27%) SOA
6 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.36%) User Stories
7 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) Java
3 14 (31.82%) Python
4 12 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
2 12 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) TIBCO
2 9 (20.45%) Sony
2 9 (20.45%) Apple
2 9 (20.45%) Yahoo!
2 9 (20.45%) Google
2 9 (20.45%) Facebook
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago