Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 95 120
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 +28
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5,910 5,274 5,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.41% 2.99% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.15% 5.62% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5,013 4,656 4,844
UK median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £81,875 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 96,136 93,900 107,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.43% 53.21% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 80,043 80,670 92,426
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
England +7 5,490 £55,000 - 750
UK excluding London +46 3,366 £47,500 +5.56% 455
London -12 2,426 £65,000 +4.00% 350
South East +23 1,051 £47,500 - 110
North of England +18 894 £45,000 +9.76% 133
North West +26 520 £48,500 +21.25% 73
East of England +47 381 £50,000 -4.76% 57
South West +94 373 £50,000 +5.26% 55
Midlands +37 357 £42,250 -0.59% 45
Yorkshire +21 324 £45,000 -5.26% 55
Scotland +30 224 £45,000 - 36
East Midlands +49 191 £42,500 -5.56% 25
West Midlands 0 167 £37,500 -6.25% 20
Wales +54 69 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North East -28 51 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Northern Ireland -5 22 £40,000 +33.33% 12

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3,537 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2,802 (47.41%) Python
3 2,280 (38.58%) TDD
4 2,117 (35.82%) C#
5 2,053 (34.74%) Java
6 1,992 (33.71%) Git (software)
7 1,965 (33.25%) BDD
8 1,926 (32.59%) JavaScript
9 1,850 (31.30%) Node.js
10 1,765 (29.86%) .NET
11 1,735 (29.36%) Linux
12 1,593 (26.95%) NoSQL
13 1,582 (26.77%) DevOps
14 1,571 (26.58%) RESTful
15 1,556 (26.33%) Amazon AWS
16 1,533 (25.94%) MVC
17 1,494 (25.28%) SQL Server
18 1,398 (23.65%) ASP.NET
19 1,379 (23.33%) Web Application Development
20 1,364 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
21 1,362 (23.05%) ASP.NET MVC
22 1,264 (21.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 1,177 (19.92%) WCF
24 1,161 (19.64%) Puppet
25 1,152 (19.49%) Jenkins
26 1,051 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
27 1,026 (17.36%) Test Automation
28 983 (16.63%) Ansible
29 982 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
30 977 (16.53%) HTML

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 356 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
2 292 (4.94%) Apache
3 194 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 182 (3.08%) nginx
5 163 (2.76%) Apache Spark
6 154 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 146 (2.47%) Confluence
8 78 (1.32%) IIS
9 64 (1.08%) JBoss
10 62 (1.05%) SharePoint
11 60 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
12 55 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 54 (0.91%) Jetty
14 53 (0.90%) CloudStack
15 52 (0.88%) CMS
15 52 (0.88%) WordPress
16 47 (0.80%) WebSphere
17 27 (0.46%) Apache Solr
18 25 (0.42%) Drupal
19 16 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 23 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (0.068%) Avid Media Composer
4 4 (0.068%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.051%) InDesign
5 3 (0.051%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.051%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.034%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.30%) Magento
3 9 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.14%) Shopify
5 7 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.034%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.034%) Summit
9 1 (0.017%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,556 (26.33%) Amazon AWS
2 766 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (3.99%) SaaS
4 231 (3.91%) GitHub
5 174 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 166 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
7 129 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 113 (1.91%) PaaS
9 99 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 88 (1.49%) IaaS
11 77 (1.30%) OpenShift
12 75 (1.27%) Heroku
13 73 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
14 47 (0.80%) Serverless
15 45 (0.76%) Office 365
16 38 (0.64%) Slack
17 37 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 34 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 31 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 31 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 223 (3.77%) Firewall
2 205 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 188 (3.18%) HTTP
4 186 (3.15%) Internet
5 147 (2.49%) VPN
6 145 (2.45%) DNS
7 74 (1.25%) SSL
8 45 (0.76%) Network Security
9 42 (0.71%) WAN
10 41 (0.69%) Ethernet
11 39 (0.66%) LDAP
12 37 (0.63%) SNMP
13 36 (0.61%) Broadband
14 30 (0.51%) AMQP
14 30 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (0.42%) BGP
15 25 (0.42%) SAN
16 24 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (0.41%) SMTP
17 23 (0.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,593 (26.95%) NoSQL
2 1,494 (25.28%) SQL Server
3 852 (14.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 731 (12.37%) MySQL
5 507 (8.58%) MongoDB
6 482 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
7 471 (7.97%) SQL Server 2014
8 230 (3.89%) Relational Database
9 220 (3.72%) Redis
10 214 (3.62%) Big Data
11 180 (3.05%) Hadoop
12 179 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
13 59 (1.00%) Blockchain
14 55 (0.93%) Riak
15 54 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 53 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
17 51 (0.86%) RDBMS
18 41 (0.69%) Couchbase
19 40 (0.68%) MariaDB
20 38 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,992 (33.71%) Git (software)
2 1,152 (19.49%) Jenkins
3 604 (10.22%) Cucumber
4 589 (9.97%) Selenium
5 367 (6.21%) JIRA
6 364 (6.16%) TeamCity
7 267 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 246 (4.16%) WebDriver
9 195 (3.30%) Maven
10 170 (2.88%) Vagrant
11 152 (2.57%) JUnit
12 143 (2.42%) JMeter
13 134 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
14 132 (2.23%) RSpec
15 131 (2.22%) Subversion
16 128 (2.17%) Appium
17 109 (1.84%) SpecFlow
18 106 (1.79%) Calabash
19 99 (1.68%) SoapUI
20 94 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 708 (11.98%) Finance
2 288 (4.87%) Advertising
3 282 (4.77%) Games
4 236 (3.99%) Marketing
5 212 (3.59%) Retail
6 160 (2.71%) Banking
7 154 (2.61%) Music Industry
8 127 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 97 (1.64%) Legal
10 74 (1.25%) Electronics
11 63 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 27 (0.46%) Law
13 26 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.39%) Automotive
15 22 (0.37%) Back Office
16 15 (0.25%) Publishing
17 14 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.24%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.20%) Russian Language
19 8 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,929 (49.56%) Developer
2 1,361 (23.03%) .NET Developer
3 901 (15.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 345 (5.84%) Senior Developer
5 342 (5.79%) Ruby Developer
6 319 (5.40%) Linux Engineer
7 287 (4.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 286 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 272 (4.60%) Tester
10 265 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
11 258 (4.37%) Java Developer
12 239 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 230 (3.89%) AWS DevOps
14 206 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 204 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 193 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
17 187 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
18 181 (3.06%) Automation Tester
19 172 (2.91%) Software Developer
20 159 (2.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,850 (31.30%) Node.js
2 1,765 (29.86%) .NET
3 1,571 (26.58%) RESTful
4 1,398 (23.65%) ASP.NET
5 1,364 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1,362 (23.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,264 (21.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1,177 (19.92%) WCF
9 977 (16.53%) HTML
10 967 (16.36%) Ruby on Rails
11 955 (16.16%) AngularJS
12 849 (14.37%) CSS
13 832 (14.08%) .NET Framework
14 794 (13.43%) Entity Framework
15 742 (12.55%) Code First Entity Framework
16 523 (8.85%) Web Services
17 473 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 449 (7.60%) KnockoutJS
19 366 (6.19%) React
20 341 (5.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 446 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 308 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 296 (5.01%) User Experience
4 282 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
5 269 (4.55%) Fintech
6 190 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 168 (2.84%) Mobile App
7 168 (2.84%) Social Media
8 155 (2.62%) Public Cloud
9 140 (2.37%) Data Centre
10 123 (2.08%) BBC
11 121 (2.05%) Algorithms
12 98 (1.66%) Private Cloud
13 86 (1.46%) Social Network
14 67 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 65 (1.10%) Management Information System
16 59 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
17 45 (0.76%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.63%) Blog
19 34 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,735 (29.36%) Linux
2 453 (7.66%) Windows
3 408 (6.90%) Unix
4 240 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 207 (3.50%) CentOS
6 193 (3.27%) Apple iOS
7 177 (2.99%) Android
8 136 (2.30%) Ubuntu
9 88 (1.49%) Windows Server
10 54 (0.91%) Debian
11 33 (0.56%) Solaris
12 32 (0.54%) CoreOS
13 22 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.36%) Fedora
15 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
17 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (0.19%) AIX
18 11 (0.19%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,537 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2,280 (38.58%) TDD
3 1,965 (33.25%) BDD
4 1,582 (26.77%) DevOps
5 1,533 (25.94%) MVC
6 1,379 (23.33%) Web Application Development
7 1,026 (17.36%) Test Automation
8 982 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
9 781 (13.21%) Software Engineering
10 758 (12.83%) Scrum
11 754 (12.76%) Configuration Management
12 702 (11.88%) Open Source
13 680 (11.51%) OO
14 463 (7.83%) Kanban
15 457 (7.73%) Web Development
16 426 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
17 412 (6.97%) Mentoring
18 376 (6.36%) Microservices
19 322 (5.45%) E-Commerce
20 309 (5.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,802 (47.41%) Python
2 2,117 (35.82%) C#
3 2,053 (34.74%) Java
4 1,926 (32.59%) JavaScript
5 925 (15.65%) SQL
6 884 (14.96%) Bash Shell
7 870 (14.72%) PHP
8 741 (12.54%) Perl
9 420 (7.11%) Go
10 356 (6.02%) C++
11 319 (5.40%) Scala
12 274 (4.64%) C
13 273 (4.62%) PowerShell
14 242 (4.09%) Shell Script
15 185 (3.13%) F#
16 137 (2.32%) Groovy
17 112 (1.90%) Elixir
18 85 (1.44%) VB
19 71 (1.20%) VB.NET
20 70 (1.18%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 485 (8.21%) Degree
2 179 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 152 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 80 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 74 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 59 (1.00%) ISEB
7 58 (0.98%) CISSP
8 45 (0.76%) GIAC
9 42 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 41 (0.69%) OSCP
11 39 (0.66%) Master's Degree
12 38 (0.64%) PhD
13 36 (0.61%) CISA
14 35 (0.59%) CISM
15 34 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
15 34 (0.58%) RHCE
16 27 (0.46%) CEH
16 27 (0.46%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.42%) RHCSA
18 24 (0.41%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (7.51%) QA
2 55 (0.93%) GCP
3 34 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 30 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.39%) GDPR
6 14 (0.24%) SLA
7 12 (0.20%) GPG13
8 10 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 7 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.051%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.051%) COBIT
10 3 (0.051%) PMO
11 2 (0.034%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.034%) DICOM
11 2 (0.034%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) IASME
12 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.017%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.017%) WCAG
System Software
1 954 (16.14%) Docker
2 192 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.51%) vSphere
4 59 (1.00%) Xen
5 47 (0.80%) iptables
6 43 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (0.64%) KVM
8 37 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 34 (0.58%) XenServer
10 32 (0.54%) Varnish
11 26 (0.44%) HDFS
12 20 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.32%) Active Directory
14 18 (0.30%) NFS
14 18 (0.30%) Snort
15 16 (0.27%) LXC
16 15 (0.25%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.17%) vCloud
18 8 (0.14%) oVirt
18 8 (0.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,161 (19.64%) Puppet
2 1,051 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
3 983 (16.63%) Ansible
4 500 (8.46%) Kubernetes
5 365 (6.18%) Terraform
6 223 (3.77%) Kibana
7 188 (3.18%) Nagios
8 165 (2.79%) Packer
9 154 (2.61%) Salt
10 111 (1.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 111 (1.88%) WSUS
11 107 (1.81%) Cobbler
12 70 (1.18%) ZABBIX
13 60 (1.02%) Grafana
14 59 (1.00%) HAProxy
15 55 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
16 54 (0.91%) Tivoli
17 49 (0.83%) logstash
18 40 (0.68%) Icinga
19 37 (0.63%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 468 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 454 (7.68%) Google
3 295 (4.99%) Oracle
4 288 (4.87%) VMware
5 282 (4.77%) Facebook
6 251 (4.25%) Red Hat
7 135 (2.28%) Apple
8 126 (2.13%) Splunk
9 116 (1.96%) Sony
9 116 (1.96%) Yahoo!
10 106 (1.79%) SaltStack
11 96 (1.62%) Atlassian
12 71 (1.20%) Cisco
13 67 (1.13%) SAP
14 64 (1.08%) New Relic
15 54 (0.91%) EnterpriseDB
16 48 (0.81%) HP
17 47 (0.80%) IBM
18 45 (0.76%) Zend
19 43 (0.73%) WorldPay