Period
to 16 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 123 108
Rank change year-on-year -47 -15 -11
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 2,923 4,444 5,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.68% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.88% 4.81% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,309 3,670 4,672
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% -2.11%

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 75,378 92,302 97,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.51% 55.70% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61,609 76,678 80,171
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 September 2019.

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 September 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
England -47 2,713 £57,500 +4.55% 474
UK excluding London -42 1,458 £50,000 +5.26% 288
London -35 1,431 £65,000 - 236
South East -20 462 £55,000 +15.79% 69
North of England -60 413 £50,000 - 89
North West -35 216 £52,500 +10.53% 42
South West -18 191 £47,500 -5.00% 34
Yorkshire -72 164 £49,000 -2.00% 42
Scotland -3 152 £47,500 -5.00% 33
East of England +42 129 £55,000 +22.22% 25
Midlands -101 70 £52,500 +14.13% 21
West Midlands -46 50 £50,000 -4.76% 15
North East +12 33 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Northern Ireland +3 29 £42,500 -32.00% 3
East Midlands -42 20 £60,000 +41.18% 6
Wales -23 14 £32,500 -16.13% 14

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 with a requirement for Ruby.

1 1,893 (64.76%) Python
2 1,472 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
3 1,109 (37.94%) DevOps
4 1,101 (37.67%) AWS
5 1,090 (37.29%) Linux
6 1,078 (36.88%) Java
7 886 (30.31%) JavaScript
8 868 (29.70%) Docker
9 687 (23.50%) Puppet
10 655 (22.41%) TDD
10 655 (22.41%) Kubernetes
11 650 (22.24%) Azure
12 635 (21.72%) Ansible
13 632 (21.62%) Git (software)
14 623 (21.31%) C#
15 593 (20.29%) Opscode Chef
16 577 (19.74%) Software Engineering
17 565 (19.33%) Test Automation
18 552 (18.88%) Bash Shell
19 536 (18.34%) Ruby on Rails
20 531 (18.17%) Terraform
21 488 (16.70%) Node.js
22 480 (16.42%) Jenkins
23 445 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
24 438 (14.98%) BDD
25 436 (14.92%) Scrum
26 425 (14.54%) Windows
27 424 (14.51%) PHP
28 412 (14.10%) MySQL
29 411 (14.06%) Finance

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
1 175 (5.99%) Elasticsearch
2 123 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 118 (4.04%) Apache
4 100 (3.42%) OpenStack
5 94 (3.22%) nginx
6 73 (2.50%) Confluence
7 64 (2.19%) JBoss
8 57 (1.95%) IIS
9 36 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.09%) CloudStack
12 29 (0.99%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.75%) CMS
14 20 (0.68%) WordPress
15 16 (0.55%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.51%) Drupal
17 12 (0.41%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 9 (0.31%) SAS
18 9 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.21%) Adobe XD
2 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.21%) InVision
2 6 (0.21%) Zeplin
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.068%) Sketch
5 2 (0.068%) SPSS
6 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.034%) Stata
Business Applications
1 50 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.44%) thinkFolio
3 12 (0.41%) Summit
4 10 (0.34%) Magento
5 2 (0.068%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.034%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.034%) Eze OMS
6 1 (0.034%) HFM
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.034%) Relativity
6 1 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.034%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,101 (37.67%) AWS
2 650 (22.24%) Azure
3 354 (12.11%) GCP
4 233 (7.97%) SaaS
5 140 (4.79%) Serverless
6 129 (4.41%) GitHub
7 127 (4.34%) OpenShift
8 112 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 96 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (3.15%) Amazon S3
11 88 (3.01%) PaaS
12 86 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
13 84 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
14 77 (2.63%) IaaS
15 69 (2.36%) Office 365
16 57 (1.95%) IBM Cloud
17 54 (1.85%) Azure Stack
18 49 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 44 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 44 (1.51%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 166 (5.68%) Firewall
2 153 (5.23%) TCP/IP
3 118 (4.04%) DNS
4 68 (2.33%) VPN
5 54 (1.85%) Internet
6 53 (1.81%) HTTP
7 40 (1.37%) DHCP
8 27 (0.92%) Network Security
9 26 (0.89%) Skype
10 25 (0.86%) VLAN
11 23 (0.79%) SAN
12 20 (0.68%) Wireshark
13 19 (0.65%) SMTP
14 16 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (0.55%) SSL
15 14 (0.48%) VoIP
16 12 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.38%) BIG-IP
17 11 (0.38%) FabricPath
17 11 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (14.10%) MySQL
2 354 (12.11%) SQL Server
3 328 (11.22%) NoSQL
4 203 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
5 174 (5.95%) MongoDB
6 169 (5.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 100 (3.42%) Relational Database
8 88 (3.01%) Redis
9 86 (2.94%) Big Data
10 59 (2.02%) Neo4j
11 54 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 50 (1.71%) Hadoop
13 49 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 42 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
15 41 (1.40%) CouchDB
16 35 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 35 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 34 (1.16%) MariaDB
18 30 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
19 26 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 632 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 480 (16.42%) Jenkins
3 309 (10.57%) Selenium
4 210 (7.18%) Cucumber
5 165 (5.64%) JIRA
6 156 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 147 (5.03%) WebDriver
8 126 (4.31%) RSpec
9 102 (3.49%) JMeter
10 91 (3.11%) TeamCity
11 80 (2.74%) GitLab
12 79 (2.70%) Appium
13 73 (2.50%) SoapUI
14 72 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
15 68 (2.33%) Subversion
16 64 (2.19%) Vagrant
17 60 (2.05%) Maven
18 52 (1.78%) WATIR
19 47 (1.61%) Calabash
20 43 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 411 (14.06%) Finance
2 189 (6.47%) Banking
3 157 (5.37%) Retail
4 115 (3.93%) Games
5 113 (3.87%) Public Sector
6 86 (2.94%) Marketing
7 46 (1.57%) Law
8 28 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 23 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.65%) Front Office
11 19 (0.65%) Legal
12 17 (0.58%) German Language
13 16 (0.55%) Advertising
13 16 (0.55%) French Language
13 16 (0.55%) Italian Language
13 16 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 12 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 996 (34.07%) Developer
2 550 (18.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 266 (9.10%) Cloud Engineer
4 240 (8.21%) Ruby Developer
5 235 (8.04%) Software Engineer
6 183 (6.26%) .NET Developer
6 183 (6.26%) AWS Engineer
6 183 (6.26%) C# Developer
7 176 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 146 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 145 (4.96%) Test Engineer
10 144 (4.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 144 (4.93%) Software Developer
11 136 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
12 120 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
13 118 (4.04%) Java Developer
14 111 (3.80%) Platform Engineer
15 107 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
15 107 (3.66%) AWS DevOps
15 107 (3.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (18.34%) Ruby on Rails
2 488 (16.70%) Node.js
3 360 (12.32%) HTML
4 347 (11.87%) .NET
5 303 (10.37%) CSS
6 285 (9.75%) AngularJS
7 270 (9.24%) RESTful
8 259 (8.86%) React
9 195 (6.67%) ASP.NET
10 191 (6.53%) Web Services
11 175 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 172 (5.88%) .NET Framework
13 170 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 166 (5.68%) Entity Framework
14 166 (5.68%) WCF
15 160 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 159 (5.44%) Code First Entity Framework
17 149 (5.10%) jQuery
18 148 (5.06%) REST
19 140 (4.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 244 (8.35%) Public Cloud
2 161 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
3 134 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
5 116 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 113 (3.87%) Mobile App
7 106 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
8 105 (3.59%) User Experience
9 99 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 73 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
11 54 (1.85%) Cloud Native
12 45 (1.54%) Private Cloud
13 44 (1.51%) Management Information System
14 37 (1.27%) Clustering
15 35 (1.20%) Algorithms
16 34 (1.16%) Virtual Team
17 32 (1.09%) Replication
18 29 (0.99%) Hedge funds
19 28 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
20 24 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,090 (37.29%) Linux
2 425 (14.54%) Windows
3 215 (7.36%) Unix
4 136 (4.65%) CentOS
5 133 (4.55%) Android
6 124 (4.24%) Apple iOS
7 98 (3.35%) Windows Server
8 91 (3.11%) Ubuntu
9 89 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (0.89%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.86%) Debian
12 20 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.41%) SUSE
15 9 (0.31%) Solaris
16 8 (0.27%) Fedora
16 8 (0.27%) VMS
16 8 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
18 5 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,472 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,109 (37.94%) DevOps
3 655 (22.41%) TDD
4 577 (19.74%) Software Engineering
5 565 (19.33%) Test Automation
6 445 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 438 (14.98%) BDD
8 436 (14.92%) Scrum
9 340 (11.63%) Configuration Management
10 337 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
11 310 (10.61%) Open Source
12 301 (10.30%) Infrastructure as Code
13 294 (10.06%) Microservices
14 281 (9.61%) Mentoring
15 280 (9.58%) MVC
16 265 (9.07%) Continuous Delivery
17 250 (8.55%) Fintech
18 195 (6.67%) Computer Science
19 181 (6.19%) Web Development
20 175 (5.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1,893 (64.76%) Python
2 1,078 (36.88%) Java
3 886 (30.31%) JavaScript
4 623 (21.31%) C#
5 552 (18.88%) Bash Shell
6 424 (14.51%) PHP
7 407 (13.92%) Go
8 386 (13.21%) Perl
9 369 (12.62%) SQL
10 343 (11.73%) PowerShell
11 291 (9.96%) C++
12 158 (5.41%) Scala
13 141 (4.82%) C
14 136 (4.65%) Groovy
15 73 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 69 (2.36%) Java 8
17 59 (2.02%) Elixir
18 58 (1.98%) Apple Swift
19 55 (1.88%) Objective-C
20 50 (1.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 275 (9.41%) Degree
2 134 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 65 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 49 (1.68%) ISTQB
7 37 (1.27%) ISEB
8 27 (0.92%) AWS Certification
9 19 (0.65%) RHCE
10 18 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.58%) PhD
11 17 (0.58%) RHCSA
12 16 (0.55%) DBS Check
13 15 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
14 14 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.41%) CISSP
16 11 (0.38%) CCNA
17 10 (0.34%) CCNP
18 9 (0.31%) CREST Certified
18 9 (0.31%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (6.06%) QA
2 31 (1.06%) SLA
3 24 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.21%) GDPR
6 6 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.068%) NIST
8 2 (0.068%) PMO
9 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.034%) WCAG
System Software
1 868 (29.70%) Docker
2 81 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (2.46%) Active Directory
4 46 (1.57%) vSphere
5 43 (1.47%) Xen
6 37 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.16%) Hyper-V
8 31 (1.06%) KVM
9 30 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 27 (0.92%) Varnish
11 22 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 13 (0.44%) iptables
14 12 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.38%) NFS
16 9 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.31%) etcd
16 9 (0.31%) VirtualBox
17 7 (0.24%) Ceph
17 7 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 687 (23.50%) Puppet
2 655 (22.41%) Kubernetes
3 635 (21.72%) Ansible
4 593 (20.29%) Opscode Chef
5 531 (18.17%) Terraform
6 125 (4.28%) Nagios
7 122 (4.17%) Packer
8 119 (4.07%) Prometheus
9 106 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
10 93 (3.18%) ZABBIX
11 87 (2.98%) Grafana
11 87 (2.98%) Salt
12 77 (2.63%) Consul
13 76 (2.60%) Graphite
14 71 (2.43%) Kibana
15 55 (1.88%) Rancher
16 45 (1.54%) Opsview
17 31 (1.06%) HAProxy
18 29 (0.99%) logstash
19 25 (0.86%) Icinga
Vendors
1 270 (9.24%) Google
2 269 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 183 (6.26%) Oracle
4 107 (3.66%) VMware
5 102 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 84 (2.87%) Splunk
7 66 (2.26%) New Relic
8 64 (2.19%) IBM
9 58 (1.98%) WorldPay
10 52 (1.78%) AppDynamics
11 48 (1.64%) Cisco
12 45 (1.54%) Spotify
13 43 (1.47%) Atlassian
14 35 (1.20%) CyberArk
15 34 (1.16%) Sun
16 32 (1.09%) SaltStack
17 31 (1.06%) Apple
18 29 (0.99%) HP
19 26 (0.89%) PagerDuty
19 26 (0.89%) Perforce