Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 93 109
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 +29
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5,412 5,310 5,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 3.11% 2.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.61% 5.64% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,509 4,747 5,144
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%

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 96,408 94,145 104,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.96% 55.18% 52.07%
Number of salaries quoted 80,282 79,950 90,133
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -10 5,038 £52,500 -4.55% 671
UK excluding London +9 2,984 £47,500 +5.56% 355
London -10 2,326 £65,000 +8.33% 361
South East -2 887 £47,500 - 87
North of England -4 838 £45,000 - 119
North West -9 433 £47,500 +11.76% 63
Yorkshire +17 345 £47,500 -13.64% 47
South West +45 342 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Midlands -2 322 £45,000 +5.88% 26
East of England +24 304 £45,000 -14.29% 33
Scotland -6 220 £50,000 +11.11% 31
East Midlands +17 189 £43,750 -2.78% 14
West Midlands -30 133 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North East -30 60 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Wales +44 56 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Northern Ireland +14 16 £45,000 +38.46% 6

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 3,146 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2,785 (51.46%) Python
3 2,089 (38.60%) TDD
4 1,967 (36.35%) Java
5 1,911 (35.31%) C#
6 1,805 (33.35%) Git (software)
7 1,748 (32.30%) JavaScript
8 1,697 (31.36%) BDD
9 1,692 (31.26%) Linux
10 1,642 (30.34%) Amazon AWS
11 1,631 (30.14%) Node.js
12 1,614 (29.82%) DevOps
13 1,496 (27.64%) .NET
14 1,433 (26.48%) NoSQL
15 1,425 (26.33%) RESTful
16 1,333 (24.63%) MVC
17 1,313 (24.26%) SQL Server
18 1,208 (22.32%) ASP.NET
19 1,175 (21.71%) Web Application Development
20 1,171 (21.64%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1,153 (21.30%) ASP.NET Web API
22 1,111 (20.53%) Jenkins
23 1,084 (20.03%) Puppet
24 1,068 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 1,065 (19.68%) Continuous Integration
26 1,032 (19.07%) WCF
27 1,027 (18.98%) Docker
28 997 (18.42%) Ansible
29 966 (17.85%) Test Automation
30 938 (17.33%) SQL Server 2016

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
1 354 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
2 262 (4.84%) Apache
3 180 (3.33%) nginx
4 155 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 117 (2.16%) Confluence
6 115 (2.12%) OpenStack
7 102 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 64 (1.18%) WordPress
9 53 (0.98%) CloudStack
10 49 (0.91%) CMS
10 49 (0.91%) IIS
11 47 (0.87%) JBoss
12 46 (0.85%) Ethereum
13 39 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 38 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.68%) Jetty
16 32 (0.59%) WebSphere
17 30 (0.55%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.31%) Hyperledger
18 17 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.055%) InDesign
8 2 (0.037%) Blender
9 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 39 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 29 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 18 (0.33%) Magento
4 15 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.18%) Shopify
7 8 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.037%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.037%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.037%) PeopleSoft CRM
11 2 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.018%) SunGard GMI
12 1 (0.018%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,642 (30.34%) Amazon AWS
2 826 (15.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 340 (6.28%) GitHub
4 217 (4.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 184 (3.40%) SaaS
6 169 (3.12%) OpenShift
7 151 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 129 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
9 114 (2.11%) IaaS
10 90 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
11 89 (1.64%) Serverless
12 84 (1.55%) PaaS
13 82 (1.52%) Amazon S3
14 68 (1.26%) Heroku
15 61 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
16 59 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 42 (0.78%) Slack
18 41 (0.76%) Office 365
19 37 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 32 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 192 (3.55%) Internet
2 181 (3.34%) Firewall
3 179 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 164 (3.03%) HTTP
5 157 (2.90%) DNS
6 82 (1.52%) VPN
7 69 (1.27%) SSL
8 35 (0.65%) Broadband
9 29 (0.54%) WAN
10 28 (0.52%) Wireless
11 27 (0.50%) Network Security
12 25 (0.46%) SMTP
13 22 (0.41%) SMS
14 21 (0.39%) SAN
15 19 (0.35%) SNMP
16 17 (0.31%) LAN
17 14 (0.26%) NAS
18 13 (0.24%) BGP
18 13 (0.24%) Skype
18 13 (0.24%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,433 (26.48%) NoSQL
2 1,313 (24.26%) SQL Server
3 938 (17.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 597 (11.03%) MySQL
5 406 (7.50%) MongoDB
6 399 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
7 243 (4.49%) Redis
8 228 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 197 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 196 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
11 172 (3.18%) Big Data
12 149 (2.75%) Hadoop
13 121 (2.24%) Blockchain
14 61 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 43 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
16 40 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
17 38 (0.70%) MariaDB
18 33 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 29 (0.54%) Couchbase
20 25 (0.46%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,805 (33.35%) Git (software)
2 1,111 (20.53%) Jenkins
3 543 (10.03%) Selenium
4 540 (9.98%) Cucumber
5 321 (5.93%) JIRA
6 277 (5.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 266 (4.92%) TeamCity
8 205 (3.79%) Maven
9 188 (3.47%) Vagrant
9 188 (3.47%) WebDriver
10 183 (3.38%) Subversion
11 157 (2.90%) JMeter
12 156 (2.88%) SoapUI
13 149 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
14 128 (2.37%) JUnit
15 111 (2.05%) RSpec
16 105 (1.94%) Bitbucket
17 96 (1.77%) GitLab
18 94 (1.74%) Appium
19 83 (1.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 831 (15.35%) Finance
2 300 (5.54%) Advertising
3 279 (5.16%) Games
4 271 (5.01%) Retail
5 226 (4.18%) Marketing
6 219 (4.05%) Banking
7 112 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 78 (1.44%) Music Industry
9 63 (1.16%) Legal
10 58 (1.07%) Front Office
11 48 (0.89%) Law
12 40 (0.74%) Electronics
13 36 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.61%) Investment Banking
15 29 (0.54%) French Language
15 29 (0.54%) German Language
15 29 (0.54%) Italian Language
16 18 (0.33%) Back Office
16 18 (0.33%) Publishing
17 17 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,692 (49.74%) Developer
2 1,153 (21.30%) .NET Developer
3 840 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 343 (6.34%) Senior Developer
5 314 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
6 309 (5.71%) Ruby Developer
7 275 (5.08%) Software Engineer
8 266 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 248 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 241 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
11 224 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 216 (3.99%) Software Developer
13 213 (3.94%) AWS DevOps
14 209 (3.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 194 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 193 (3.57%) Tester
17 182 (3.36%) C# Developer
18 179 (3.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 160 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
20 159 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,631 (30.14%) Node.js
2 1,496 (27.64%) .NET
3 1,425 (26.33%) RESTful
4 1,208 (22.32%) ASP.NET
5 1,171 (21.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1,153 (21.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,068 (19.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1,032 (19.07%) WCF
9 816 (15.08%) AngularJS
10 795 (14.69%) Ruby on Rails
11 793 (14.65%) .NET Framework
12 776 (14.34%) HTML
13 720 (13.30%) Entity Framework
14 705 (13.03%) CSS
15 672 (12.42%) Code First Entity Framework
16 491 (9.07%) Web Services
17 451 (8.33%) React
18 338 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 312 (5.76%) KnockoutJS
20 295 (5.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 378 (6.98%) Computer Science
1 378 (6.98%) Fintech
2 314 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
3 249 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 241 (4.45%) Public Cloud
5 236 (4.36%) User Experience
6 173 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 154 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
8 144 (2.66%) Private Cloud
9 119 (2.20%) Data Centre
10 116 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
11 103 (1.90%) Social Media
12 94 (1.74%) Algorithms
13 74 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
14 71 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 71 (1.31%) Management Information System
15 66 (1.22%) BBC
16 61 (1.13%) Online Games
16 61 (1.13%) Social Network
17 58 (1.07%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,692 (31.26%) Linux
2 648 (11.97%) Windows
3 436 (8.06%) Unix
4 180 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 165 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 162 (2.99%) Android
7 137 (2.53%) CentOS
8 129 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 87 (1.61%) Windows Server
10 66 (1.22%) Debian
11 25 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
12 22 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.37%) Fedora
13 20 (0.37%) Solaris
14 16 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.28%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,146 (58.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2,089 (38.60%) TDD
3 1,697 (31.36%) BDD
4 1,614 (29.82%) DevOps
5 1,333 (24.63%) MVC
6 1,175 (21.71%) Web Application Development
7 1,065 (19.68%) Continuous Integration
8 966 (17.85%) Test Automation
9 725 (13.40%) Software Engineering
10 702 (12.97%) Configuration Management
11 642 (11.86%) Open Source
12 626 (11.57%) OO
12 626 (11.57%) Scrum
13 399 (7.37%) Microservices
14 377 (6.97%) Mentoring
15 374 (6.91%) Web Development
16 361 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 361 (6.67%) Kanban
17 337 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
18 291 (5.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,785 (51.46%) Python
2 1,967 (36.35%) Java
3 1,911 (35.31%) C#
4 1,748 (32.30%) JavaScript
5 895 (16.54%) Bash Shell
6 864 (15.96%) SQL
7 791 (14.62%) PHP
8 745 (13.77%) Perl
9 459 (8.48%) C++
10 439 (8.11%) Go
11 375 (6.93%) PowerShell
12 357 (6.60%) Scala
13 300 (5.54%) C
14 209 (3.86%) Shell Script
15 136 (2.51%) F#
16 127 (2.35%) Elixir
17 124 (2.29%) Groovy
18 88 (1.63%) VB
19 86 (1.59%) VB.NET
20 77 (1.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 437 (8.07%) Degree
2 149 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 149 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 76 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 55 (1.02%) AWS Certification
6 45 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 43 (0.79%) CISSP
8 42 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 37 (0.68%) ISEB
9 37 (0.68%) RHCE
10 34 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
11 33 (0.61%) OSCP
11 33 (0.61%) RHCSA
12 31 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 28 (0.52%) CISA
14 27 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
15 26 (0.48%) CEH
16 21 (0.39%) GIAC
16 21 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (6.95%) QA
2 79 (1.46%) GCP
3 70 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.33%) GDPR
6 15 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 6 (0.11%) SLA
9 5 (0.092%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.092%) EMIR
9 5 (0.092%) MiFID
10 4 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.074%) PSD2
11 3 (0.055%) DICOM
11 3 (0.055%) GPG13
11 3 (0.055%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.055%) HL7
12 2 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.037%) SEPA
12 2 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,027 (18.98%) Docker
2 179 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (1.94%) vSphere
4 59 (1.09%) Active Directory
5 34 (0.63%) HDFS
5 34 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 30 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 25 (0.46%) KVM
8 25 (0.46%) Xen
9 18 (0.33%) XenServer
10 17 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.31%) iptables
10 17 (0.31%) Varnish
11 16 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.28%) Snort
13 14 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.22%) NFS
15 11 (0.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,084 (20.03%) Puppet
2 997 (18.42%) Ansible
3 934 (17.26%) Opscode Chef
4 547 (10.11%) Kubernetes
5 454 (8.39%) Terraform
6 216 (3.99%) Nagios
7 147 (2.72%) Salt
8 145 (2.68%) Kibana
9 138 (2.55%) Packer
10 88 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 82 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
12 80 (1.48%) Cobbler
13 69 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 69 (1.27%) WSUS
14 66 (1.22%) Grafana
15 65 (1.20%) HAProxy
16 63 (1.16%) Consul
17 44 (0.81%) Graphite
18 39 (0.72%) Capistrano
19 37 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 417 (7.71%) Google
2 401 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 305 (5.64%) Oracle
4 245 (4.53%) VMware
5 230 (4.25%) Red Hat
6 195 (3.60%) Splunk
7 191 (3.53%) Facebook
8 122 (2.25%) WorldPay
9 88 (1.63%) Apple
10 82 (1.52%) New Relic
11 80 (1.48%) Atlassian
12 75 (1.39%) AppDynamics
13 68 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
14 66 (1.22%) Cisco
15 65 (1.20%) Sony
15 65 (1.20%) Yahoo!
16 62 (1.15%) SaltStack
17 49 (0.91%) SAP
18 48 (0.89%) F5
19 43 (0.79%) IBM