Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 190 152 102
Rank change year-on-year -38 -50 -8
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 1,651 3,379 5,507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.33% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.25% 4.29% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,342 3,080 5,108
Median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 50,722 78,701 97,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.00% 54.24% 55.99%
Number of salaries quoted 41,723 64,407 81,147
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ruby.

Salary trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ruby over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 -35 1,536 £62,500 +4.17% 150
London -51 863 £70,000 +7.69% 74
UK excluding London -27 747 £52,500 +5.00% 86
South East -37 206 £57,000 +8.57% 23
North of England -34 204 £57,500 +15.00% 27
Work from Home -58 154 £60,000 -4.00% 18
South West +33 145 £50,000 - 14
North West -3 112 £57,500 +12.75% 22
Yorkshire +1 82 £56,500 +25.56% 2
Scotland +43 71 £40,000 -15.79% 6
Midlands +48 57 £50,000 -2.44% 6
West Midlands +56 48 £51,000 +18.60% 5
East of England -15 40 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Wales -2 13 £52,500 +29.63% 4
Northern Ireland +13 11 £40,000 -
North East -18 10 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +11 9 £46,250 -19.57% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 1,050 (63.60%) Python
2 801 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
3 747 (45.25%) Java
4 720 (43.61%) JavaScript
5 652 (39.49%) AWS
6 647 (39.19%) DevOps
7 539 (32.65%) Docker
8 494 (29.92%) Linux
9 411 (24.89%) Kubernetes
10 407 (24.65%) Azure
11 387 (23.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 376 (22.77%) Git (software)
13 362 (21.93%) C#
14 357 (21.62%) Jenkins
15 330 (19.99%) Ansible
16 327 (19.81%) Software Engineering
17 322 (19.50%) Test Automation
18 313 (18.96%) Terraform
19 309 (18.72%) TDD
20 302 (18.29%) Node.js
21 272 (16.47%) Go
22 270 (16.35%) Bash Shell
23 268 (16.23%) HTML
24 267 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
25 266 (16.11%) React
26 265 (16.05%) Finance
27 257 (15.57%) Puppet
28 256 (15.51%) CSS
29 254 (15.38%) Open Source
30 242 (14.66%) Microservices

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 54 (3.27%) Apache
1 54 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (2.73%) OpenStack
3 37 (2.24%) Confluence
3 37 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 29 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 25 (1.51%) JBoss
6 17 (1.03%) CMS
6 17 (1.03%) IIS
7 16 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.97%) nginx
8 13 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.42%) CloudStack
12 6 (0.36%) WordPress
13 5 (0.30%) Drupal
13 5 (0.30%) SilverStripe
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.24%) Sketch
3 4 (0.24%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) Shopify
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 652 (39.49%) AWS
2 407 (24.65%) Azure
3 187 (11.33%) GCP
4 109 (6.60%) SaaS
5 100 (6.06%) GitHub
6 97 (5.88%) Serverless
7 74 (4.48%) Heroku
8 56 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
9 55 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
10 52 (3.15%) PaaS
11 49 (2.97%) Amazon S3
12 45 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
13 44 (2.67%) IaaS
14 43 (2.60%) OpenShift
15 35 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 30 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
18 20 (1.21%) Slack
19 19 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 16 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.18%) DNS
2 61 (3.69%) Firewall
2 61 (3.69%) HTTP
3 54 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 52 (3.15%) Internet
5 29 (1.76%) VPN
6 23 (1.39%) DHCP
7 16 (0.97%) SMTP
8 15 (0.91%) SSH
9 14 (0.85%) FTP
10 11 (0.67%) SNMP
11 10 (0.61%) Network Security
11 10 (0.61%) SSL
12 8 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (0.42%) 802.11
14 4 (0.24%) AMQP
14 4 (0.24%) IPv6
14 4 (0.24%) SAN
14 4 (0.24%) VLAN
14 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (8.48%) MySQL
2 120 (7.27%) NoSQL
3 114 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 113 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 75 (4.54%) Redis
7 68 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 36 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
9 30 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 26 (1.57%) Big Data
11 23 (1.39%) QlikView
11 23 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.73%) CouchDB
16 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2019
17 8 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
17 8 (0.48%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 376 (22.77%) Git (software)
2 357 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 149 (9.02%) Selenium
4 115 (6.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 114 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 78 (4.72%) RSpec
7 77 (4.66%) GitLab
8 73 (4.42%) JIRA
9 62 (3.76%) TeamCity
10 57 (3.45%) WebDriver
11 53 (3.21%) Subversion
12 46 (2.79%) Vagrant
13 31 (1.88%) JMeter
14 28 (1.70%) Maven
15 27 (1.64%) Calabash
15 27 (1.64%) webpack
16 25 (1.51%) Xcode
17 24 (1.45%) CircleCI
17 24 (1.45%) WATIR
18 23 (1.39%) Postman
General
1 265 (16.05%) Finance
2 68 (4.12%) Marketing
3 61 (3.69%) Games
4 60 (3.63%) Retail
5 40 (2.42%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.36%) Legal
7 37 (2.24%) Banking
8 31 (1.88%) Law
9 17 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.79%) Billing
11 11 (0.67%) Publishing
12 9 (0.55%) Back Office
13 8 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.24%) Advertising
14 4 (0.24%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.24%) Electronics
14 4 (0.24%) Military
15 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 553 (33.49%) Developer
2 308 (18.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (10.05%) Software Engineer
4 130 (7.87%) Ruby Developer
5 122 (7.39%) Senior Developer
6 82 (4.97%) Software Developer
7 72 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
8 68 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
9 66 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
10 62 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
11 61 (3.69%) Senior Software Engineer
12 58 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 55 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 51 (3.09%) Lead Developer
15 50 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
15 50 (3.03%) Test Engineer
16 49 (2.97%) Ruby Engineer
17 47 (2.85%) Administrator
18 45 (2.73%) QA Engineer
18 45 (2.73%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (23.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 302 (18.29%) Node.js
3 268 (16.23%) HTML
4 266 (16.11%) React
5 256 (15.51%) CSS
6 238 (14.42%) .NET
7 203 (12.30%) RESTful
8 174 (10.54%) AngularJS
9 142 (8.60%) REST
10 118 (7.15%) Web Services
11 82 (4.97%) Vue.js
12 79 (4.78%) Spring
13 76 (4.60%) HTML5
14 72 (4.36%) jQuery
15 69 (4.18%) JSON
16 67 (4.06%) Sass
17 65 (3.94%) Kafka
18 64 (3.88%) .NET Framework
19 63 (3.82%) Elastic Stack
20 62 (3.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 76 (4.60%) User Experience
3 65 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 50 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.85%) Cloud Native
6 46 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
11 23 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.09%) Blog
13 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.03%) Clustering
15 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.67%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.61%) Derivative
17 10 (0.61%) Marketing Technology
17 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 494 (29.92%) Linux
2 210 (12.72%) Windows
3 104 (6.30%) Unix
4 87 (5.27%) Android
5 83 (5.03%) Apple iOS
6 69 (4.18%) Mac OS X
7 61 (3.69%) CentOS
8 39 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (1.94%) Ubuntu
10 28 (1.70%) Windows Server
11 14 (0.85%) Kali Linux
12 13 (0.79%) Debian
13 12 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.73%) VMS
14 6 (0.36%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.12%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.12%) Solaris
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (39.19%) DevOps
3 327 (19.81%) Software Engineering
4 322 (19.50%) Test Automation
5 309 (18.72%) TDD
6 267 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
7 254 (15.38%) Open Source
8 242 (14.66%) Microservices
9 203 (12.30%) Scrum
10 193 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 191 (11.57%) BDD
12 175 (10.60%) Configuration Management
13 172 (10.42%) Fintech
14 147 (8.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 133 (8.06%) OO
16 122 (7.39%) Mentoring
17 112 (6.78%) Infrastructure as Code
18 99 (6.00%) Computer Science
19 97 (5.88%) Web Development
20 96 (5.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,050 (63.60%) Python
2 747 (45.25%) Java
3 720 (43.61%) JavaScript
4 362 (21.93%) C#
5 272 (16.47%) Go
6 270 (16.35%) Bash Shell
7 226 (13.69%) SQL
8 213 (12.90%) PHP
9 190 (11.51%) PowerShell
10 147 (8.90%) Perl
11 121 (7.33%) Scala
12 88 (5.33%) TypeScript
13 85 (5.15%) C++
14 72 (4.36%) Groovy
15 66 (4.00%) Kotlin
16 65 (3.94%) Apple Swift
17 64 (3.88%) C
18 62 (3.76%) Shell Script
19 55 (3.33%) ES6
20 49 (2.97%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 115 (6.97%) Degree
2 87 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 60 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 40 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 28 (1.70%) ISEB
7 26 (1.57%) CEH
8 23 (1.39%) OSCP
9 19 (1.15%) CISSP
10 16 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.97%) GWAPT
11 14 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.42%) CISM
14 5 (0.30%) RHCE
14 5 (0.30%) SANS
15 4 (0.24%) CCNA
15 4 (0.24%) CCNP
15 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (8.30%) QA
2 20 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.85%) SLA
4 13 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.061%) GDPR
8 1 (0.061%) NIST
8 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 539 (32.65%) Docker
2 30 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.42%) KVM
6 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.36%) Xen
8 5 (0.30%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.24%) Btrfs
9 4 (0.24%) Ceph
9 4 (0.24%) DRBD
9 4 (0.24%) GPFS
9 4 (0.24%) Lustre
9 4 (0.24%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 4 (0.24%) vCloud
10 3 (0.18%) NFS
10 3 (0.18%) vSphere
11 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 411 (24.89%) Kubernetes
2 330 (19.99%) Ansible
3 313 (18.96%) Terraform
4 257 (15.57%) Puppet
5 206 (12.48%) Opscode Chef
6 99 (6.00%) Packer
7 54 (3.27%) Consul
8 53 (3.21%) Prometheus
9 50 (3.03%) Grafana
10 49 (2.97%) Nagios
11 47 (2.85%) Docker Swarm
12 45 (2.73%) Salt
13 42 (2.54%) Mesos
14 34 (2.06%) Graphite
15 32 (1.94%) ZABBIX
16 27 (1.64%) Marathon
17 17 (1.03%) Kibana
18 16 (0.97%) Icinga
18 16 (0.97%) Nessus
18 16 (0.97%) Nmap
Vendors
1 113 (6.84%) Oracle
2 96 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 84 (5.09%) Google
4 48 (2.91%) Red Hat
5 47 (2.85%) VMware
6 28 (1.70%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.64%) New Relic
8 24 (1.45%) Tableau
9 23 (1.39%) Splunk
10 20 (1.21%) SaltStack
11 19 (1.15%) EnterpriseDB
12 16 (0.97%) IBM
13 15 (0.91%) hybris
13 15 (0.91%) Micro Focus
13 15 (0.91%) SAP
14 13 (0.79%) Apple
15 12 (0.73%) Adobe
16 11 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.61%) Capita
18 8 (0.48%) Xamarin