Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 100 94
Rank change year-on-year -50 -6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 3,354 5,487 5,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 3.19% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 5.71% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,703 4,594 4,674
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
10th Percentile £34,378 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%

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 78,216 96,165 92,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.26% 55.99% 55.04%
Number of salaries quoted 63,967 80,265 78,947
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% 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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 17 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 21 May 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 -51 3,170 £59,625 +13.57% 297
London -11 1,751 £65,000 - 155
UK excluding London -88 1,521 £50,000 +5.26% 166
South East -76 477 £52,500 +10.53% 34
North of England -61 467 £50,000 +11.11% 61
North West -54 230 £51,000 +7.37% 40
South West -51 194 £50,000 - 14
Yorkshire -61 194 £45,100 -5.05% 18
East of England -22 144 £55,000 +22.22% 19
Midlands -105 106 £51,250 +13.89% 14
Scotland -67 91 £45,100 -9.80% 15
West Midlands -28 70 £43,000 -14.00% 6
North East 0 45 £42,500 - 3
East Midlands -90 36 £57,500 +26.37% 8
Wales -17 23 £40,500 +1.25% 7
Northern Ireland -31 18 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 2,086 (62.19%) Python
2 1,672 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1,300 (38.76%) Java
4 1,246 (37.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1,222 (36.43%) DevOps
6 1,206 (35.96%) Linux
7 1,074 (32.02%) JavaScript
8 924 (27.55%) Docker
9 895 (26.68%) C#
10 790 (23.55%) TDD
11 769 (22.93%) Git (software)
12 760 (22.66%) Puppet
13 759 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 680 (20.27%) Software Engineering
15 666 (19.86%) Ansible
16 654 (19.50%) Ruby on Rails
17 651 (19.41%) Bash Shell
18 645 (19.23%) Test Automation
19 643 (19.17%) Kubernetes
20 639 (19.05%) Node.js
21 602 (17.95%) Jenkins
22 579 (17.26%) BDD
23 527 (15.71%) Finance
24 517 (15.41%) Opscode Chef
25 509 (15.18%) Terraform
26 501 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
27 496 (14.79%) PHP
28 489 (14.58%) Scrum
29 488 (14.55%) Open Source
30 475 (14.16%) Perl

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
1 207 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
2 197 (5.87%) Apache
3 150 (4.47%) Tomcat
4 115 (3.43%) nginx
5 100 (2.98%) OpenStack
6 69 (2.06%) Confluence
7 46 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 39 (1.16%) JBoss
9 34 (1.01%) CMS
10 31 (0.92%) IIS
11 29 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 26 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (0.60%) CloudStack
14 18 (0.54%) Drupal
15 13 (0.39%) Joomla!
15 13 (0.39%) SAS
16 12 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.36%) Skype for Business
17 10 (0.30%) Jetty
17 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (0.45%) Chatbot
1 15 (0.45%) Fireworks
2 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.24%) Adobe XD
3 8 (0.24%) InVision
3 8 (0.24%) Zeplin
4 4 (0.12%) SPSS
5 3 (0.089%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.060%) Sketch
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.030%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 37 (1.10%) thinkFolio
2 30 (0.89%) Summit
3 29 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.39%) Eze OMS
5 8 (0.24%) Magento
6 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.060%) HFM
8 2 (0.060%) Shopify
9 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.030%) MultiChain
9 1 (0.030%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1,246 (37.15%) Amazon AWS
2 759 (22.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 328 (9.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 197 (5.87%) SaaS
5 153 (4.56%) GitHub
6 137 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
7 118 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 104 (3.10%) Amazon S3
8 104 (3.10%) Serverless
9 103 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (2.39%) IaaS
11 78 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
11 78 (2.33%) OpenShift
12 74 (2.21%) Office 365
13 69 (2.06%) PaaS
14 67 (2.00%) G Suite
15 56 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 50 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 45 (1.34%) Azure Stack
18 42 (1.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 162 (4.83%) Firewall
2 117 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 92 (2.74%) Internet
4 90 (2.68%) DNS
5 60 (1.79%) HTTP
6 52 (1.55%) VPN
7 35 (1.04%) VLAN
8 27 (0.81%) Skype
9 25 (0.75%) DHCP
9 25 (0.75%) Network Security
9 25 (0.75%) VoIP
10 22 (0.66%) H.323
11 16 (0.48%) SMTP
11 16 (0.48%) Wireless
12 13 (0.39%) SAN
13 12 (0.36%) BIG-IP
13 12 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.30%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (13.95%) MySQL
2 427 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 420 (12.52%) SQL Server
4 260 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
5 246 (7.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 236 (7.04%) MongoDB
7 159 (4.74%) Redis
8 132 (3.94%) Relational Database
9 101 (3.01%) Neo4j
10 82 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 80 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
12 74 (2.21%) Big Data
13 70 (2.09%) Hadoop
14 58 (1.73%) RDBMS
15 47 (1.40%) CouchDB
16 31 (0.92%) MariaDB
17 30 (0.89%) Data Lake
18 22 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 20 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 769 (22.93%) Git (software)
2 602 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 368 (10.97%) Selenium
4 264 (7.87%) Cucumber
5 186 (5.55%) JIRA
6 185 (5.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 165 (4.92%) WebDriver
8 123 (3.67%) RSpec
9 106 (3.16%) Appium
10 102 (3.04%) GitLab
11 98 (2.92%) Maven
12 97 (2.89%) JMeter
13 96 (2.86%) SoapUI
14 83 (2.47%) TeamCity
14 83 (2.47%) WATIR
15 75 (2.24%) Vagrant
16 67 (2.00%) Subversion
17 65 (1.94%) git-flow
18 64 (1.91%) Gradle
19 61 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 527 (15.71%) Finance
2 194 (5.78%) Banking
3 187 (5.58%) Retail
4 156 (4.65%) Games
5 80 (2.39%) Marketing
6 75 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 43 (1.28%) Front Office
8 37 (1.10%) French Language
8 37 (1.10%) German Language
8 37 (1.10%) Italian Language
8 37 (1.10%) Law
8 37 (1.10%) Spanish Language
9 36 (1.07%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.89%) Legal
11 29 (0.86%) Publishing
12 21 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.57%) Back Office
13 19 (0.57%) Music Industry
14 18 (0.54%) Advertising
15 17 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,258 (37.51%) Developer
2 578 (17.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 316 (9.42%) Ruby Developer
4 259 (7.72%) .NET Developer
5 250 (7.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 246 (7.33%) Software Engineer
7 236 (7.04%) AWS Engineer
8 230 (6.86%) C# Developer
9 205 (6.11%) Senior Developer
10 166 (4.95%) AWS DevOps
11 160 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 153 (4.56%) Test Engineer
13 152 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
14 143 (4.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 139 (4.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 133 (3.97%) Java Developer
16 133 (3.97%) Software Developer
17 130 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
17 130 (3.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 125 (3.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (19.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 639 (19.05%) Node.js
3 475 (14.16%) .NET
4 449 (13.39%) HTML
5 400 (11.93%) RESTful
6 383 (11.42%) React
7 378 (11.27%) AngularJS
8 365 (10.88%) CSS
9 279 (8.32%) ASP.NET
10 258 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 257 (7.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 223 (6.65%) .NET Framework
13 219 (6.53%) WCF
13 219 (6.53%) Web Services
14 202 (6.02%) Entity Framework
15 190 (5.66%) REST
16 179 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 179 (5.34%) Code First Entity Framework
17 139 (4.14%) JSON
18 137 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 312 (9.30%) Fintech
2 207 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 195 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 165 (4.92%) User Experience
5 152 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
6 144 (4.29%) Mobile App
7 130 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 130 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
8 129 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
9 97 (2.89%) Linux Command Line
10 88 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 53 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 52 (1.55%) Hedge funds
13 48 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 47 (1.40%) Algorithms
15 44 (1.31%) Equities
15 44 (1.31%) Fixed Income
16 43 (1.28%) Private Cloud
17 42 (1.25%) Cloud Native
18 41 (1.22%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,206 (35.96%) Linux
2 460 (13.71%) Windows
3 246 (7.33%) Unix
4 144 (4.29%) Android
5 140 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 137 (4.08%) CentOS
7 120 (3.58%) Apple iOS
8 103 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (2.36%) Windows Server
10 42 (1.25%) Debian
11 26 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.57%) Fedora
12 19 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.39%) SUSE
15 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
17 9 (0.27%) FreeBSD
18 8 (0.24%) VMS
19 7 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,672 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1,222 (36.43%) DevOps
3 790 (23.55%) TDD
4 680 (20.27%) Software Engineering
5 645 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 579 (17.26%) BDD
7 501 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 489 (14.58%) Scrum
9 488 (14.55%) Open Source
10 388 (11.57%) Configuration Management
11 362 (10.79%) MVC
12 340 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
13 283 (8.44%) Microservices
14 279 (8.32%) Mentoring
15 275 (8.20%) Computer Science
16 262 (7.81%) Web Application Development
17 256 (7.63%) Infrastructure as Code
18 236 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
19 230 (6.86%) OO
20 213 (6.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,086 (62.19%) Python
2 1,300 (38.76%) Java
3 1,074 (32.02%) JavaScript
4 895 (26.68%) C#
5 651 (19.41%) Bash Shell
6 496 (14.79%) PHP
7 475 (14.16%) Perl
8 453 (13.51%) C++
9 452 (13.48%) SQL
10 436 (13.00%) Go
11 310 (9.24%) PowerShell
12 264 (7.87%) Scala
13 211 (6.29%) C
14 141 (4.20%) Groovy
15 105 (3.13%) Shell Script
16 83 (2.47%) Objective-C
17 78 (2.33%) ES6
18 77 (2.30%) Apple Swift
18 77 (2.30%) TypeScript
19 72 (2.15%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 395 (11.78%) Degree
2 155 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 134 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 93 (2.77%) DV Cleared
5 85 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 67 (2.00%) AWS Certification
7 59 (1.76%) ISTQB
8 52 (1.55%) ISEB
9 37 (1.10%) PhD
10 30 (0.89%) RHCE
11 29 (0.86%) CISSP
11 29 (0.86%) RHCSA
12 20 (0.60%) OSCP
13 17 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.36%) MCSE
16 11 (0.33%) CREST Certified
17 10 (0.30%) GPEN
18 9 (0.27%) CISM
19 8 (0.24%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (6.71%) QA
2 24 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.63%) SLA
4 16 (0.48%) GDPR
5 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.18%) SEPA
7 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.030%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.030%) HL7
8 1 (0.030%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.030%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.030%) MISRA
8 1 (0.030%) MISRA C
System Software
1 924 (27.55%) Docker
2 141 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (1.70%) Active Directory
6 46 (1.37%) Xen
7 34 (1.01%) vSphere
8 33 (0.98%) KVM
9 19 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.51%) iptables
10 17 (0.51%) VirtualBox
11 16 (0.48%) Varnish
12 14 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (0.36%) HDFS
14 11 (0.33%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.30%) Ceph
15 10 (0.30%) Squid
16 9 (0.27%) etcd
Systems Management
1 760 (22.66%) Puppet
2 666 (19.86%) Ansible
3 643 (19.17%) Kubernetes
4 517 (15.41%) Opscode Chef
5 509 (15.18%) Terraform
6 129 (3.85%) Packer
7 123 (3.67%) Salt
8 96 (2.86%) Nagios
9 89 (2.65%) Consul
10 86 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
11 82 (2.44%) Prometheus
12 64 (1.91%) Grafana
13 58 (1.73%) ZABBIX
14 55 (1.64%) Graphite
15 47 (1.40%) Kibana
16 42 (1.25%) Opsview
17 40 (1.19%) Rancher
18 36 (1.07%) Icinga
19 30 (0.89%) HAProxy
20 24 (0.72%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 351 (10.47%) Google
2 264 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 208 (6.20%) Oracle
4 167 (4.98%) VMware
5 166 (4.95%) Red Hat
6 60 (1.79%) Apple
7 53 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 47 (1.40%) Splunk
9 44 (1.31%) New Relic
10 43 (1.28%) Cisco
10 43 (1.28%) IBM
11 38 (1.13%) Bloomberg
11 38 (1.13%) ION Trading
11 38 (1.13%) Reuters
12 37 (1.10%) Eze Software Group
12 37 (1.10%) FXall
12 37 (1.10%) MarketAxess
12 37 (1.10%) Tradeweb
13 34 (1.01%) WorldPay
14 31 (0.92%) Facebook