Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 211 208
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -116
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 633 1,038 1,434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.51% 1.51% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 2.85% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 693 894 1,315
Median annual salary £57,500 £51,593 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.45% +3.19% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £31,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,101 36,460 45,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.22% 53.04% 54.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19,198 30,273 37,900
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 February 2021. 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
North of England +65 247 £60,000 +9.09% 64
Yorkshire +52 153 £60,000 +9.09% 24
South East -18 149 £60,000 +9.09% 40
North West +37 84 £57,500 +4.55% 32
South West -20 74 £52,000 +9.47% 23
Midlands +53 70 £46,250 +2.78% 44
Scotland -18 51 £57,000 +26.67% 24
West Midlands +30 45 £45,000 -14.29% 22
East Midlands +45 25 £50,000 +17.65% 22
East of England +50 24 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Northern Ireland +6 13 £52,500 +31.25% 7
North East +7 10 £50,000 +25.79% 8
Wales +32 6 £57,500 +9.52% 7
Isle of Man -9 1 - -
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 449 (70.93%) Python
2 375 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (55.45%) DevOps
4 309 (48.82%) Docker
5 294 (46.45%) Kubernetes
6 268 (42.34%) AWS
7 261 (41.23%) Java
8 246 (38.86%) JavaScript
9 244 (38.55%) Terraform
10 221 (34.91%) Go
11 216 (34.12%) Linux
12 211 (33.33%) Software Engineering
13 192 (30.33%) Azure
14 188 (29.70%) C#
15 171 (27.01%) Configuration Management
16 164 (25.91%) Puppet
17 159 (25.12%) Opscode Chef
18 154 (24.33%) Ruby on Rails
19 150 (23.70%) Infrastructure as Code
20 140 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
21 139 (21.96%) Bash Shell
22 137 (21.64%) AWS CloudFormation
23 132 (20.85%) SQL
24 126 (19.91%) Jenkins
25 115 (18.17%) Ansible
26 110 (17.38%) PHP
27 107 (16.90%) Pulumi
28 105 (16.59%) SaltStack
29 96 (15.17%) OOP
30 92 (14.53%) MySQL

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 14 (2.21%) Apache
2 12 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.42%) Confluence
5 8 (1.26%) nginx
6 7 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.79%) Apache Pulsar
7 5 (0.79%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.79%) Drupal
8 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.32%) IIS
10 2 (0.32%) WordPress
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.16%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 5 (0.79%) AutoCAD
1 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 268 (42.34%) AWS
2 192 (30.33%) Azure
3 137 (21.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 107 (16.90%) Pulumi
5 85 (13.43%) GCP
6 62 (9.79%) Amazon EKS
7 51 (8.06%) Datadog
8 31 (4.90%) PaaS
9 22 (3.48%) Serverless
10 20 (3.16%) SaaS
11 18 (2.84%) GitHub
12 17 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (2.53%) IaaS
14 14 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (1.58%) AWS Fargate
15 10 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.58%) OpenShift
16 8 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (1.26%) Heroku
17 7 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.42%) Internet
2 22 (3.48%) Firewall
3 16 (2.53%) DNS
4 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.42%) DHCP
5 9 (1.42%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.79%) HTTP
6 5 (0.79%) OpenVPN
7 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.63%) FlexRay
7 4 (0.63%) SMTP
7 4 (0.63%) SSL
8 2 (0.32%) IPsec
8 2 (0.32%) SNMP
8 2 (0.32%) VPN
9 1 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) SSH
9 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.53%) MySQL
2 83 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (9.79%) MongoDB
4 51 (8.06%) Redis
5 47 (7.42%) SQL Server
6 46 (7.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 46 (7.27%) Cosmos DB
6 46 (7.27%) MariaDB
7 35 (5.53%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.63%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.11%) Big Data
12 6 (0.95%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.79%) Essbase
13 5 (0.79%) GIS
14 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 126 (19.91%) Jenkins
2 53 (8.37%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (4.42%) GitLab
5 26 (4.11%) Selenium
6 19 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (3.00%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.69%) JIRA
8 16 (2.53%) Vagrant
9 14 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.21%) WebDriver
10 11 (1.74%) Subversion
11 10 (1.58%) Hudson
12 9 (1.42%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.95%) RSpec
14 5 (0.79%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.79%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.79%) Postman
15 4 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (6.32%) Finance
2 31 (4.90%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.00%) Games
4 16 (2.53%) Retail
5 15 (2.37%) Marketing
6 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.79%) Banking
8 4 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 211 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 187 (29.54%) Developer
3 107 (16.90%) Software Engineer
4 83 (13.11%) Ruby Developer
5 82 (12.95%) AWS Engineer
6 77 (12.16%) AWS DevOps
6 77 (12.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 60 (9.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 60 (9.48%) Azure Engineer
8 46 (7.27%) Azure DevOps
9 43 (6.79%) Senior Developer
10 33 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (5.21%) Senior Ruby Developer
11 31 (4.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 27 (4.27%) Software Developer
13 26 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (3.79%) Senior DevOps
15 21 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 17 (2.69%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (24.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 85 (13.43%) AngularJS
3 73 (11.53%) Vue.js
4 68 (10.74%) Node.js
5 60 (9.48%) HTML
6 57 (9.00%) CSS
7 54 (8.53%) React
8 53 (8.37%) Web Services
9 37 (5.85%) Elastic Stack
10 36 (5.69%) .NET
11 19 (3.00%) jQuery
12 17 (2.69%) ASP.NET
12 17 (2.69%) RESTful
13 11 (1.74%) LAMP
13 11 (1.74%) React Native
13 11 (1.74%) Redux
13 11 (1.74%) Spring
14 9 (1.42%) HTML5
14 9 (1.42%) REST
14 9 (1.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.95%) Linux Command Line
2 59 (9.32%) Enterprise Cloud
3 28 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.53%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.74%) User Experience
9 10 (1.58%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.42%) LIMS
11 8 (1.26%) Clustering
12 7 (1.11%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.47%) Blog
14 3 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 216 (34.12%) Linux
2 44 (6.95%) Windows
3 43 (6.79%) CentOS
4 31 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.16%) Ubuntu
6 18 (2.84%) Unix
7 17 (2.69%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.90%) Debian
9 5 (0.79%) Android
9 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.47%) Fedora
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (55.45%) DevOps
3 211 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 171 (27.01%) Configuration Management
5 150 (23.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 140 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
7 96 (15.17%) OOP
8 84 (13.27%) TDD
9 78 (12.32%) Analytics
10 75 (11.85%) Test Automation
11 74 (11.69%) Deployment Automation
12 60 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (9.00%) Computer Science
13 57 (9.00%) SOLID
14 56 (8.85%) Unit Testing
15 55 (8.69%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 50 (7.90%) Open Source
17 47 (7.42%) E-Commerce
18 46 (7.27%) Web Application Development
19 45 (7.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 449 (70.93%) Python
2 261 (41.23%) Java
3 246 (38.86%) JavaScript
4 221 (34.91%) Go
5 188 (29.70%) C#
6 139 (21.96%) Bash Shell
7 132 (20.85%) SQL
8 110 (17.38%) PHP
9 90 (14.22%) PowerShell
10 72 (11.37%) C++
11 57 (9.00%) Perl
11 57 (9.00%) Scala
12 55 (8.69%) Kotlin
13 54 (8.53%) Groovy
14 52 (8.21%) TypeScript
15 25 (3.95%) Shell Script
16 16 (2.53%) C
17 10 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.58%) R
18 9 (1.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 62 (9.79%) AWS Certification
2 51 (8.06%) Degree
3 37 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 32 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.79%) GIAC
7 4 (0.63%) GCFA
7 4 (0.63%) GCFE
7 4 (0.63%) GCIH
7 4 (0.63%) GREM
7 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.74%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) NIST
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) NCSC
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 309 (48.82%) Docker
2 23 (3.63%) KVM
3 18 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.74%) Xen
6 7 (1.11%) Samba
7 5 (0.79%) Btrfs
7 5 (0.79%) Ceph
7 5 (0.79%) DRBD
7 5 (0.79%) Postfix
8 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 294 (46.45%) Kubernetes
2 244 (38.55%) Terraform
3 164 (25.91%) Puppet
4 159 (25.12%) Opscode Chef
5 115 (18.17%) Ansible
6 60 (9.48%) Grafana
6 60 (9.48%) Prometheus
7 21 (3.32%) Nagios
8 17 (2.69%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (2.69%) Packer
9 12 (1.90%) CFEngine
9 12 (1.90%) Consul
9 12 (1.90%) Demisto
10 6 (0.95%) Check_MK
11 5 (0.79%) Graphite
11 5 (0.79%) Munin
11 5 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 4 (0.63%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 2 (0.32%) Graylog
Vendors
1 105 (16.59%) SaltStack
2 52 (8.21%) New Relic
3 40 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 35 (5.53%) Oracle
5 28 (4.42%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.79%) Google
7 23 (3.63%) VMware
8 17 (2.69%) Splunk
9 12 (1.90%) ArcSight
9 12 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.11%) Cisco
11 6 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.79%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.79%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.79%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.79%) Lets Encrypt
12 5 (0.79%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.47%) SAP
14 2 (0.32%) ESRI