The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 98 79 106
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 52 98 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 2.45% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.14% 4.81% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 44 70 36
Average salary £40,250 £45,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.55% +68.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
Ruby
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1658 2037 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 52.67% 51.01% 57.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1390 1077
Average salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Ruby
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Ruby Salary Trend in Scotland

Ruby
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ruby across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Ruby Salary Histogram in Scotland

Ruby
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh +8 26 £40,000 +8.41% 8
Glasgow -19 24 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Fife +3 1 £40,499 -2.41%
Dundee +2 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 67 (55.37%) Python
2 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (49.59%) Java
4 59 (48.76%) JavaScript
4 59 (48.76%) Linux
5 48 (39.67%) TDD
6 39 (32.23%) DevOps
7 37 (30.58%) Puppet
8 35 (28.93%) Git (software)
9 33 (27.27%) PHP
10 30 (24.79%) OO
10 30 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (23.97%) NoSQL
11 29 (23.97%) .NET
11 29 (23.97%) Configuration Management
12 28 (23.14%) C#
12 28 (23.14%) MVC
13 27 (22.31%) Finance
13 27 (22.31%) MySQL
14 26 (21.49%) Ruby on Rails
14 26 (21.49%) Open Source
14 26 (21.49%) Degree
15 25 (20.66%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (20.66%) Node.js
16 24 (19.83%) BDD
17 23 (19.01%) Web Services
18 22 (18.18%) Google
18 22 (18.18%) RESTful
19 20 (16.53%) Web Application Development
19 20 (16.53%) Scrum

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 25 (20.66%) Node.js
2 13 (10.74%) Apache
3 10 (8.26%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.79%) JBoss
5 4 (3.31%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (3.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Drupal
6 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.31%) SaaS
2 4 (3.31%) AWS OpsWorks
3 3 (2.48%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Heroku
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) VPN
3 1 (0.83%) VLAN
3 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.97%) NoSQL
2 27 (22.31%) MySQL
3 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
4 16 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (10.74%) MongoDB
6 9 (7.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (7.44%) Pentaho
6 9 (7.44%) Big Data
6 9 (7.44%) Datomic
7 7 (5.79%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (28.93%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.57%) Maven
4 11 (9.09%) JUnit
5 10 (8.26%) Gradle
6 9 (7.44%) Jasmine
7 8 (6.61%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (6.61%) TestNG
7 8 (6.61%) RSpec
7 8 (6.61%) Mockito
7 8 (6.61%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.79%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.96%) Selenium
10 4 (3.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (2.48%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.48%) Subversion
11 3 (2.48%) JIRA
12 2 (1.65%) FogBugz
12 2 (1.65%) JMeter
12 2 (1.65%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (22.31%) Finance
2 17 (14.05%) Banking
3 16 (13.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.13%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (54.55%) Developer
2 19 (15.70%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.26%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Ruby Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.13%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Lead PHP Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.65%) Test Analyst
11 2 (1.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 2 (1.65%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.65%) Delivery Manager
11 2 (1.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.97%) .NET
2 26 (21.49%) Ruby on Rails
3 23 (19.01%) Web Services
4 22 (18.18%) RESTful
5 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET
6 19 (15.70%) Spring
6 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (15.70%) WCF
6 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (14.88%) Hibernate
8 16 (13.22%) HTML
8 16 (13.22%) CSS
9 14 (11.57%) jQuery
10 9 (7.44%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.61%) Middleware
12 7 (5.79%) Backbone.js
13 6 (4.96%) PostGIS
14 5 (4.13%) Ember.js
14 5 (4.13%) REST
15 4 (3.31%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Open Source
2 19 (15.70%) Social Media
3 16 (13.22%) BBC
4 10 (8.26%) Data Integration
5 9 (7.44%) Semantic Web
5 9 (7.44%) User Experience
6 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.31%) Digital Media
7 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.83%) Xbox
10 1 (0.83%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.83%) EPoS
10 1 (0.83%) Tandem
10 1 (0.83%) Statistics
10 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.83%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 59 (48.76%) Linux
2 15 (12.40%) Android
3 14 (11.57%) UNIX
4 5 (4.13%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.48%) CentOS
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (39.67%) TDD
3 39 (32.23%) DevOps
4 30 (24.79%) OO
5 29 (23.97%) Configuration Management
6 28 (23.14%) MVC
7 24 (19.83%) BDD
8 20 (16.53%) Web Application Development
8 20 (16.53%) Scrum
9 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.26%) Android Development
11 9 (7.44%) Functional Programming
12 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.79%) MapReduce
12 7 (5.79%) Test Management
12 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.13%) Kanban
14 4 (3.31%) Use Case
14 4 (3.31%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (55.37%) Python
2 60 (49.59%) Java
3 59 (48.76%) JavaScript
4 33 (27.27%) PHP
5 28 (23.14%) C#
6 13 (10.74%) Perl
7 11 (9.09%) Clojure
8 8 (6.61%) C++
8 8 (6.61%) SQL
9 7 (5.79%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (3.31%) PHP5
11 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.65%) C
12 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.83%) Jython
13 1 (0.83%) R
13 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.13%) ISEB
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Docker
2 3 (2.48%) LXC
3 1 (0.83%) NFS
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Samba
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (30.58%) Puppet
2 30 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (15.70%) Nagios
4 17 (14.05%) Munin
4 17 (14.05%) Graphite
5 6 (4.96%) Capistrano
5 6 (4.96%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Google
2 16 (13.22%) Yahoo!
2 16 (13.22%) Facebook
2 16 (13.22%) Apple
2 16 (13.22%) Sony
3 8 (6.61%) Talend
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle
5 4 (3.31%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.65%) Splunk
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.83%) Alterian
7 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
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