Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 63 85
Rank change year-on-year -41 +22 +15
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 126 227 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.49% 4.15% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 7.05% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 84 139 80
Scotland median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £34,475 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +4.76%

Ruby 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 2,923 3,218 2,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.65% 58.86% 55.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,944 2,178 1,620
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Scotland

Ruby
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Ruby in Scotland

Ruby
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Ruby in Scotland

Ruby
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -5 62 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Glasgow -51 47 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Stirling - 3 £49,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £52,500 -
Dundee 0 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Aberdeen -12 1 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Falkirk - 1 £65,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £21,000 -
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Ruby 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 Ruby.

1 86 (68.25%) Python
2 77 (61.11%) Java
3 47 (37.30%) C#
3 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (36.51%) JavaScript
5 44 (34.92%) SQL
6 43 (34.13%) OO
7 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
8 40 (31.75%) Software Engineering
9 39 (30.95%) TDD
10 37 (29.37%) Finance
11 36 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
12 35 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (26.19%) BDD
14 32 (25.40%) Linux
15 31 (24.60%) PostgreSQL
16 30 (23.81%) OOP
16 30 (23.81%) Continuous Deployment
17 27 (21.43%) C++
17 27 (21.43%) HTML
18 26 (20.63%) CSS
18 26 (20.63%) Apache Cassandra
18 26 (20.63%) NoSQL
18 26 (20.63%) Relational Database
19 23 (18.25%) XML
20 22 (17.46%) Middleware
20 22 (17.46%) XPath
21 21 (16.67%) Refactoring
21 21 (16.67%) XML Schema

Ruby
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 21 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.17%) Apache Pig
3 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.38%) Apache
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.38%) Confluence
4 3 (2.38%) JBoss
4 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.59%) nginx
6 1 (0.79%) Jetty
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (15.08%) SaaS
3 11 (8.73%) Serverless
4 8 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (5.56%) Amazon S3
5 7 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (3.97%) GitHub
7 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (3.97%) npm
8 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.59%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (1.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.59%) Datadog
10 2 (1.59%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.59%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
2 3 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (1.59%) HTTP
3 2 (1.59%) SMTP
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (20.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 26 (20.63%) NoSQL
2 26 (20.63%) Relational Database
3 21 (16.67%) Bigtable
4 12 (9.52%) MySQL
5 9 (7.14%) Big Data
6 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.97%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (3.97%) MariaDB
8 4 (3.17%) Apache Hive
8 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.59%) OpenTSDB
9 2 (1.59%) Parquet
9 2 (1.59%) Redis
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Git (software)
1 16 (12.70%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.35%) Cucumber
2 8 (6.35%) JUnit
3 6 (4.76%) Selenium
3 6 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.97%) JBehave
4 5 (3.97%) JIRA
4 5 (3.97%) JMeter
4 5 (3.97%) RSpec
4 5 (3.97%) SpecFlow
4 5 (3.97%) Subversion
4 5 (3.97%) webpack
5 4 (3.17%) Appium
5 4 (3.17%) Calabash
5 4 (3.17%) Gatling
6 3 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.38%) Maven
6 3 (2.38%) TestNG
7 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (29.37%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Banking
2 4 (3.17%) Games
3 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (27.78%) Developer
2 24 (19.05%) Java Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) Python Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) Ruby Developer
5 10 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (6.35%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Digital Design Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.97%) Operations Team Leader
9 5 (3.97%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.17%) Software Development Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 27 (21.43%) HTML
3 26 (20.63%) CSS
4 23 (18.25%) XML
5 22 (17.46%) Middleware
6 21 (16.67%) XML Schema
7 16 (12.70%) AngularJS
8 15 (11.90%) React
9 13 (10.32%) .NET
9 13 (10.32%) Node.js
10 11 (8.73%) jQuery
10 11 (8.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (7.94%) Sass
12 9 (7.14%) Web Services
13 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET
13 6 (4.76%) Backbone.js
13 6 (4.76%) REST
14 5 (3.97%) Django
14 5 (3.97%) Laravel
14 5 (3.97%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 16 (12.70%) Fintech
3 10 (7.94%) User Experience
4 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.76%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.97%) Verilog
7 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.38%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.38%) SmartOS
7 2 (1.59%) CentOS
7 2 (1.59%) Debian
7 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.13%) OO
3 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
4 40 (31.75%) Software Engineering
5 39 (30.95%) TDD
6 35 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (26.19%) BDD
8 30 (23.81%) Continuous Deployment
8 30 (23.81%) OOP
9 21 (16.67%) Complex Event Processing
9 21 (16.67%) Domain Models
9 21 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
9 21 (16.67%) Refactoring
9 21 (16.67%) System Testing
9 21 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 16 (12.70%) DevOps
11 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 13 (10.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (10.32%) Line Management
12 13 (10.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (68.25%) Python
2 77 (61.11%) Java
3 47 (37.30%) C#
4 46 (36.51%) JavaScript
5 44 (34.92%) SQL
6 27 (21.43%) C++
7 22 (17.46%) XPath
8 9 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.14%) Perl
9 8 (6.35%) PHP
10 7 (5.56%) Scala
11 6 (4.76%) ES6
12 5 (3.97%) R
13 4 (3.17%) C
13 4 (3.17%) Go
13 4 (3.17%) Java 8
14 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.59%) HDFS
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (12.70%) Puppet
2 15 (11.90%) Ansible
3 8 (6.35%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.35%) Terraform
4 5 (3.97%) Mesos
5 4 (3.17%) Oozie
5 4 (3.17%) Salt
6 2 (1.59%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.59%) Grafana
6 2 (1.59%) Kibana
6 2 (1.59%) logstash
6 2 (1.59%) Packer
6 2 (1.59%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.59%) Sysdig
7 1 (0.79%) Cacti
7 1 (0.79%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (3.97%) Cadence
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.38%) Splunk
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe
4 2 (1.59%) Google
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.59%) Twitter
4 2 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (0.79%) F5
5 1 (0.79%) Perforce
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.79%) Xamarin