Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 101 100
Rank change year-on-year -28 -1 +25
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 4,211 5,710 5,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 3.17% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 5.74% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,477 4,879 4,886
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 90,128 99,548 98,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 55.33% 52.84%
Number of salaries quoted 75,011 81,983 85,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -28 3,923 £57,500 +4.55% 599
London +5 2,308 £65,000 +4.00% 325
UK excluding London -72 1,832 £50,000 +5.26% 311
North of England -22 600 £50,000 +5.26% 86
South East -97 498 £50,000 +5.26% 61
North West -49 294 £50,000 - 44
Yorkshire -7 277 £50,000 +11.11% 30
South West -34 203 £50,083 -5.06% 45
Scotland +5 177 £46,500 +16.25% 20
Midlands -64 173 £51,250 +28.13% 33
East of England -90 133 £45,000 -10.00% 49
West Midlands -26 105 £52,500 +40.00% 14
East Midlands -60 68 £46,000 +8.24% 19
Wales -7 37 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North East -6 28 £45,000 +9.09% 12
Northern Ireland +2 15 £62,500 - 10

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2,486 (59.04%) Python
2 2,268 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,626 (38.61%) Java
4 1,529 (36.31%) Linux
5 1,484 (35.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1,436 (34.10%) DevOps
7 1,263 (29.99%) TDD
8 1,261 (29.95%) Git (software)
9 1,236 (29.35%) C#
10 1,164 (27.64%) JavaScript
11 1,001 (23.77%) Docker
12 1,000 (23.75%) BDD
13 988 (23.46%) Puppet
14 934 (22.18%) Node.js
15 895 (21.25%) Jenkins
16 873 (20.73%) Ansible
17 865 (20.54%) Bash Shell
18 854 (20.28%) .NET
19 849 (20.16%) NoSQL
20 817 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
21 805 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
22 776 (18.43%) SQL
23 754 (17.91%) Test Automation
24 749 (17.79%) Opscode Chef
25 731 (17.36%) RESTful
26 718 (17.05%) SQL Server
27 710 (16.86%) Open Source
28 693 (16.46%) MVC
29 678 (16.10%) Finance
30 661 (15.70%) Configuration Management

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
1 256 (6.08%) Apache
2 234 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 166 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 141 (3.35%) nginx
5 131 (3.11%) OpenStack
6 87 (2.07%) Confluence
7 86 (2.04%) Apache Spark
8 47 (1.12%) CMS
9 45 (1.07%) JBoss
10 43 (1.02%) CloudStack
11 38 (0.90%) IIS
12 32 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
13 31 (0.74%) WordPress
14 25 (0.59%) Ethereum
14 25 (0.59%) MQSeries
14 25 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.40%) Jetty
17 16 (0.38%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.071%) InVision
6 2 (0.047%) Snapchat
7 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.024%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.024%) GIMP
7 1 (0.024%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.024%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.95%) thinkFolio
2 18 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
2 18 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.31%) Magento
3 13 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.024%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.024%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.024%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.024%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.024%) Ripple
6 1 (0.024%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.024%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,484 (35.24%) Amazon AWS
2 805 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (6.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 237 (5.63%) GitHub
5 160 (3.80%) SaaS
6 147 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 130 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
8 122 (2.90%) Amazon S3
9 110 (2.61%) Serverless
10 108 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 85 (2.02%) PaaS
12 75 (1.78%) OpenShift
13 68 (1.61%) Heroku
13 68 (1.61%) IaaS
14 65 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 47 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 34 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
18 33 (0.78%) Office 365
19 27 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 158 (3.75%) Firewall
1 158 (3.75%) Internet
2 111 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 110 (2.61%) DNS
4 99 (2.35%) HTTP
5 77 (1.83%) VPN
6 47 (1.12%) BGP
7 34 (0.81%) DHCP
8 33 (0.78%) OSPF
9 30 (0.71%) LAN
9 30 (0.71%) WAN
10 29 (0.69%) Network Security
11 27 (0.64%) VLAN
12 26 (0.62%) SSL
13 19 (0.45%) VoIP
14 17 (0.40%) Multicast
15 16 (0.38%) H.323
16 14 (0.33%) SAN
17 13 (0.31%) Broadband
17 13 (0.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 849 (20.16%) NoSQL
2 718 (17.05%) SQL Server
3 527 (12.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 475 (11.28%) MySQL
5 359 (8.53%) MongoDB
6 304 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
7 254 (6.03%) Relational Database
8 204 (4.84%) Redis
9 138 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 137 (3.25%) Big Data
11 94 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
12 92 (2.18%) Hadoop
13 81 (1.92%) Blockchain
14 69 (1.64%) Neo4j
15 50 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 45 (1.07%) Couchbase
17 43 (1.02%) MariaDB
18 36 (0.85%) RDBMS
19 32 (0.76%) Apache Hive
20 30 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,261 (29.95%) Git (software)
2 895 (21.25%) Jenkins
3 367 (8.72%) Selenium
4 331 (7.86%) Cucumber
5 296 (7.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 252 (5.98%) TeamCity
7 250 (5.94%) JIRA
8 200 (4.75%) Maven
9 188 (4.46%) WebDriver
10 180 (4.27%) Vagrant
11 172 (4.08%) Subversion
12 124 (2.94%) GitLab
13 120 (2.85%) SpecFlow
14 97 (2.30%) Hudson
15 95 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
16 92 (2.18%) JUnit
17 83 (1.97%) Gradle
18 82 (1.95%) Appium
19 78 (1.85%) JMeter
20 76 (1.80%) RSpec
General
1 678 (16.10%) Finance
2 255 (6.06%) Games
3 253 (6.01%) Banking
4 170 (4.04%) Marketing
5 156 (3.70%) Retail
6 91 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 76 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 74 (1.76%) Front Office
9 56 (1.33%) Electronics
9 56 (1.33%) Law
10 51 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 45 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.97%) Advertising
12 41 (0.97%) French Language
12 41 (0.97%) German Language
13 40 (0.95%) Italian Language
14 37 (0.88%) Music Industry
15 29 (0.69%) Spanish Language
16 25 (0.59%) Legal
17 20 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,744 (41.42%) Developer
2 751 (17.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 571 (13.56%) .NET Developer
4 291 (6.91%) Senior Developer
5 259 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 256 (6.08%) Linux Engineer
7 249 (5.91%) Ruby Developer
8 234 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 206 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 202 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
11 201 (4.77%) Test Engineer
12 187 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
13 171 (4.06%) AWS DevOps
14 170 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
14 170 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 167 (3.97%) Tester
16 166 (3.94%) Software Developer
17 165 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
18 164 (3.89%) Junior
19 153 (3.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (22.18%) Node.js
2 854 (20.28%) .NET
3 731 (17.36%) RESTful
4 658 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 600 (14.25%) ASP.NET
6 583 (13.84%) HTML
7 559 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 555 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 523 (12.42%) CSS
10 472 (11.21%) AngularJS
11 467 (11.09%) WCF
12 414 (9.83%) .NET Framework
13 384 (9.12%) Entity Framework
14 382 (9.07%) React
15 344 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 314 (7.46%) Code First Entity Framework
17 296 (7.03%) Web Services
18 214 (5.08%) REST
19 182 (4.32%) HTML5
20 177 (4.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 358 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 289 (6.86%) Fintech
3 205 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 202 (4.80%) User Experience
5 151 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 150 (3.56%) Data Centre
7 144 (3.42%) Mobile App
8 131 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 113 (2.68%) Public Cloud
10 92 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 87 (2.07%) Derivative
12 84 (1.99%) Equities
13 82 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 76 (1.80%) Hedge funds
15 74 (1.76%) Social Media
16 71 (1.69%) BBC
17 70 (1.66%) Fixed Income
18 60 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 58 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
20 57 (1.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,529 (36.31%) Linux
2 456 (10.83%) Windows
3 378 (8.98%) Unix
4 235 (5.58%) CentOS
5 199 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 184 (4.37%) Ubuntu
7 146 (3.47%) Android
8 136 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 95 (2.26%) Windows Server
10 59 (1.40%) Debian
11 44 (1.04%) Fedora
12 29 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.62%) Solaris
14 25 (0.59%) SUSE
15 23 (0.55%) VMS
16 21 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (0.36%) Kali Linux
19 13 (0.31%) CoreOS
19 13 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,268 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,436 (34.10%) DevOps
3 1,263 (29.99%) TDD
4 1,000 (23.75%) BDD
5 817 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
6 754 (17.91%) Test Automation
7 710 (16.86%) Open Source
8 693 (16.46%) MVC
9 661 (15.70%) Configuration Management
10 625 (14.84%) Software Engineering
11 569 (13.51%) Web Application Development
12 565 (13.42%) Scrum
13 403 (9.57%) Microservices
14 330 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 322 (7.65%) OO
16 283 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
17 262 (6.22%) Mentoring
18 261 (6.20%) Web Development
19 228 (5.41%) High Availability
19 228 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2,486 (59.04%) Python
2 1,626 (38.61%) Java
3 1,236 (29.35%) C#
4 1,164 (27.64%) JavaScript
5 865 (20.54%) Bash Shell
6 776 (18.43%) SQL
7 610 (14.49%) Perl
8 590 (14.01%) Go
9 519 (12.32%) C++
10 422 (10.02%) PHP
11 312 (7.41%) Scala
12 259 (6.15%) PowerShell
13 226 (5.37%) C
14 181 (4.30%) Shell Script
15 135 (3.21%) Korn
16 126 (2.99%) Bourne shell
17 121 (2.87%) Elixir
18 112 (2.66%) ES6
19 84 (1.99%) R
20 78 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 527 (12.51%) Degree
2 161 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 103 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 69 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 69 (1.64%) RHCE
4 69 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 67 (1.59%) RHCSA
6 40 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 38 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 37 (0.88%) CISSP
9 34 (0.81%) PhD
10 33 (0.78%) CEH
10 33 (0.78%) OSCP
11 31 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 27 (0.64%) SANS
13 17 (0.40%) CISA
13 17 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.36%) CREST Certified
14 15 (0.36%) GIAC
14 15 (0.36%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (7.74%) QA
2 25 (0.59%) GDPR
3 24 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.45%) SLA
5 13 (0.31%) EMIR
5 13 (0.31%) MiFID
6 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.21%) FATCA
9 8 (0.19%) PMO
10 4 (0.095%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.071%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.047%) SEPA
12 2 (0.047%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.024%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.024%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,001 (23.77%) Docker
2 193 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (1.76%) vSphere
4 68 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 64 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 61 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 46 (1.09%) HDFS
8 31 (0.74%) VirtualBox
8 31 (0.74%) Xen
9 28 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.59%) XenServer
11 23 (0.55%) Varnish
12 20 (0.47%) iptables
13 18 (0.43%) NFS
14 14 (0.33%) KVM
15 12 (0.28%) pfSense
15 12 (0.28%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.26%) Snort
17 8 (0.19%) LXC
18 7 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 988 (23.46%) Puppet
2 873 (20.73%) Ansible
3 749 (17.79%) Opscode Chef
4 652 (15.48%) Kubernetes
5 489 (11.61%) Terraform
6 188 (4.46%) Salt
7 155 (3.68%) Nagios
8 144 (3.42%) Docker Swarm
9 131 (3.11%) Packer
10 124 (2.94%) Grafana
11 122 (2.90%) Graphite
12 120 (2.85%) ZABBIX
13 115 (2.73%) Kibana
14 104 (2.47%) Consul
15 99 (2.35%) Prometheus
16 66 (1.57%) Opsview
17 62 (1.47%) HAProxy
18 54 (1.28%) Cobbler
19 37 (0.88%) Mesos
20 35 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 415 (9.86%) Google
2 301 (7.15%) Red Hat
3 293 (6.96%) VMware
4 247 (5.87%) Microsoft
5 235 (5.58%) Oracle
6 95 (2.26%) Splunk
7 94 (2.23%) Apple
8 93 (2.21%) Facebook
9 72 (1.71%) New Relic
10 71 (1.69%) Sony
10 71 (1.69%) Yahoo!
11 49 (1.16%) Bloomberg
11 49 (1.16%) Reuters
12 46 (1.09%) Cisco
13 44 (1.04%) Atlassian
13 44 (1.04%) SAP
14 40 (0.95%) FXall
14 40 (0.95%) MarketAxess
14 40 (0.95%) Tradeweb
15 32 (0.76%) EnterpriseDB