Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 97 125
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 +22
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5754 5615 5555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.18% 2.97% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 5.62% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4917 4964 4872
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%

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 100094 99915 112409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.32% 52.89% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 82448 86252 96120
UK median annual salary £49,039 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.24% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -5 5392 £55,000 - 431
UK excluding London +52 3134 £47,500 - 245
London -20 2501 £62,500 - 216
South East +23 1041 £47,500 -5.00% 49
North of England +29 855 £47,500 +11.76% 79
North West +56 487 £50,000 +25.00% 41
Midlands +72 348 £40,000 -5.88% 23
East of England +34 334 £50,000 -4.76% 33
Yorkshire +13 331 £45,000 -5.26% 34
South West +66 307 £52,500 +7.69% 31
West Midlands +40 180 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Scotland +18 178 £40,000 -9.09% 18
East Midlands +78 168 £42,500 -10.53% 15
Wales +47 59 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North East -23 37 £41,250 +3.13% 4
Northern Ireland -11 16 £37,500 +1.35% 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Ruby.

1 3311 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2878 (50.02%) Python
3 2097 (36.44%) Java
4 2020 (35.11%) TDD
5 1882 (32.71%) C#
6 1847 (32.10%) Git (software)
7 1841 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 1823 (31.68%) Linux
9 1746 (30.34%) BDD
10 1583 (27.51%) Node.js
11 1576 (27.39%) DevOps
12 1556 (27.04%) .NET
13 1471 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
14 1360 (23.64%) NoSQL
15 1335 (23.20%) MVC
16 1316 (22.87%) RESTful
17 1308 (22.73%) SQL Server
18 1180 (20.51%) ASP.NET
19 1166 (20.26%) Puppet
20 1156 (20.09%) Jenkins
21 1147 (19.93%) Web Application Development
22 1145 (19.90%) ASP.NET Web API
23 1140 (19.81%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1073 (18.65%) Opscode Chef
25 1028 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 1006 (17.48%) HTML
27 984 (17.10%) Test Automation
28 977 (16.98%) Ruby on Rails
29 974 (16.93%) WCF
30 956 (16.61%) SQL

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
1 344 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
2 320 (5.56%) Apache
3 227 (3.95%) OpenStack
4 195 (3.39%) nginx
5 179 (3.11%) Apache Spark
6 169 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 167 (2.90%) Confluence
8 90 (1.56%) IIS
9 75 (1.30%) CloudStack
10 69 (1.20%) JBoss
11 59 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 58 (1.01%) Jetty
13 55 (0.96%) WordPress
14 53 (0.92%) WebLogic
15 51 (0.89%) CMS
16 50 (0.87%) SharePoint
17 45 (0.78%) WebSphere
18 35 (0.61%) Apache Solr
19 28 (0.49%) Drupal
20 19 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 34 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 31 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.087%) Inkscape
5 4 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.070%) Avid Media Composer
5 4 (0.070%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.070%) GIMP
5 4 (0.070%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.052%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.035%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.42%) Magento
3 12 (0.21%) Revive Adserver
4 6 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.035%) Summit
7 1 (0.017%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.017%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1471 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
2 705 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 263 (4.57%) SaaS
4 203 (3.53%) GitHub
5 180 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 166 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
7 156 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 137 (2.38%) PaaS
9 105 (1.82%) IaaS
10 103 (1.79%) Amazon S3
11 59 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
12 56 (0.97%) Heroku
13 54 (0.94%) Serverless
14 40 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
15 32 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
15 32 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 32 (0.56%) Route 53
16 30 (0.52%) Office 365
17 29 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.01%) Firewall
2 205 (3.56%) TCP/IP
3 197 (3.42%) HTTP
4 195 (3.39%) Internet
5 191 (3.32%) DNS
6 156 (2.71%) VPN
7 80 (1.39%) SSL
8 61 (1.06%) Network Security
9 59 (1.03%) LDAP
10 52 (0.90%) BGP
11 49 (0.85%) OSPF
12 44 (0.76%) Ethernet
12 44 (0.76%) WAN
13 39 (0.68%) SMTP
14 38 (0.66%) SNMP
15 36 (0.63%) Junos
16 30 (0.52%) AMQP
16 30 (0.52%) Wireshark
17 28 (0.49%) IGMP
17 28 (0.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1360 (23.64%) NoSQL
2 1308 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 685 (11.90%) MySQL
4 649 (11.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 466 (8.10%) MongoDB
6 447 (7.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 436 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
8 234 (4.07%) Relational Database
9 217 (3.77%) Redis
10 203 (3.53%) Big Data
11 185 (3.22%) Hadoop
12 182 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 60 (1.04%) Blockchain
14 57 (0.99%) Riak
15 54 (0.94%) RDBMS
16 53 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
17 44 (0.76%) Data Mining
18 40 (0.70%) MariaDB
19 38 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 38 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1847 (32.10%) Git (software)
2 1156 (20.09%) Jenkins
3 599 (10.41%) Cucumber
4 559 (9.71%) Selenium
5 381 (6.62%) TeamCity
6 378 (6.57%) JIRA
7 281 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 255 (4.43%) WebDriver
9 183 (3.18%) Maven
10 179 (3.11%) JUnit
11 152 (2.64%) Subversion
12 151 (2.62%) Vagrant
13 135 (2.35%) JMeter
14 132 (2.29%) Appium
15 130 (2.26%) RSpec
16 123 (2.14%) Calabash
17 115 (2.00%) SpecFlow
18 109 (1.89%) Bitbucket
19 97 (1.69%) JBehave
20 87 (1.51%) Capybara
General
1 734 (12.76%) Finance
2 280 (4.87%) Games
2 280 (4.87%) Marketing
3 229 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 214 (3.72%) Advertising
5 189 (3.28%) Retail
6 158 (2.75%) Banking
7 156 (2.71%) Electronics
8 139 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 137 (2.38%) Music Industry
10 71 (1.23%) Legal
11 40 (0.70%) Back Office
12 37 (0.64%) Automotive
13 29 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.40%) Law
15 20 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 19 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.21%) Billing
18 12 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2658 (46.19%) Developer
2 1113 (19.34%) .NET Developer
3 914 (15.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 322 (5.60%) Ruby Developer
5 320 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 312 (5.42%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 283 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 281 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 265 (4.61%) Tester
10 253 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
11 239 (4.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 235 (4.08%) Java Developer
13 210 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
14 208 (3.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 189 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
16 184 (3.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 183 (3.18%) Junior
18 182 (3.16%) Automation Tester
18 182 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
19 172 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1583 (27.51%) Node.js
2 1556 (27.04%) .NET
3 1316 (22.87%) RESTful
4 1180 (20.51%) ASP.NET
5 1145 (19.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1140 (19.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1028 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1006 (17.48%) HTML
9 977 (16.98%) Ruby on Rails
10 974 (16.93%) WCF
11 897 (15.59%) AngularJS
12 888 (15.43%) CSS
13 673 (11.70%) .NET Framework
14 656 (11.40%) Entity Framework
15 590 (10.25%) Code First Entity Framework
16 463 (8.05%) Web Services
17 442 (7.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 414 (7.19%) KnockoutJS
19 373 (6.48%) React
20 355 (6.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 465 (8.08%) Computer Science
2 279 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
3 256 (4.45%) User Experience
4 232 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 211 (3.67%) Fintech
6 205 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 179 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 148 (2.57%) Algorithms
9 145 (2.52%) Social Media
10 130 (2.26%) Public Cloud
11 123 (2.14%) Data Centre
12 113 (1.96%) BBC
13 76 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
14 69 (1.20%) Social Network
15 61 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
16 55 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 55 (0.96%) Private Cloud
17 53 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
18 51 (0.89%) Blog
19 40 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1823 (31.68%) Linux
2 480 (8.34%) Windows
3 434 (7.54%) Unix
4 293 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 250 (4.34%) CentOS
6 213 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 200 (3.48%) Android
8 147 (2.55%) Ubuntu
9 83 (1.44%) Windows Server
10 65 (1.13%) Debian
11 59 (1.03%) Solaris
12 44 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.49%) CoreOS
14 22 (0.38%) Fedora
15 21 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (0.24%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.21%) Kali Linux
19 11 (0.19%) VMS
19 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3311 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2020 (35.11%) TDD
3 1746 (30.34%) BDD
4 1576 (27.39%) DevOps
5 1335 (23.20%) MVC
6 1147 (19.93%) Web Application Development
7 984 (17.10%) Test Automation
8 925 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
9 783 (13.61%) Software Engineering
10 768 (13.35%) Scrum
11 761 (13.23%) Configuration Management
12 658 (11.44%) Open Source
13 608 (10.57%) OO
14 430 (7.47%) Web Development
15 426 (7.40%) Kanban
16 425 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
17 359 (6.24%) Mentoring
18 333 (5.79%) Microservices
19 320 (5.56%) E-Commerce
20 314 (5.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2878 (50.02%) Python
2 2097 (36.44%) Java
3 1882 (32.71%) C#
4 1841 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 956 (16.61%) SQL
6 949 (16.49%) Bash Shell
7 801 (13.92%) Perl
8 784 (13.63%) PHP
9 452 (7.86%) Go
10 433 (7.53%) C++
11 328 (5.70%) Scala
12 282 (4.90%) C
13 268 (4.66%) PowerShell
14 247 (4.29%) Shell Script
15 174 (3.02%) F#
16 122 (2.12%) Elixir
17 120 (2.09%) Groovy
18 70 (1.22%) Clojure
19 68 (1.18%) Apple Swift
20 63 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 519 (9.02%) Degree
2 210 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 158 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 92 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 71 (1.23%) ISEB
6 68 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 56 (0.97%) PhD
8 53 (0.92%) CISSP
9 39 (0.68%) RHCE
10 35 (0.61%) GIAC
10 35 (0.61%) OSCP
11 32 (0.56%) CREST Certified
11 32 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 30 (0.52%) RHCSA
13 29 (0.50%) Master's Degree
14 28 (0.49%) CEH
15 26 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
17 22 (0.38%) PMI Certification
18 21 (0.36%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (7.80%) QA
2 61 (1.06%) GCP
3 38 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.28%) GDPR
6 9 (0.16%) SLA
7 8 (0.14%) GPG13
8 6 (0.10%) PMO
9 5 (0.087%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.087%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.070%) WCAG
11 3 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.052%) COBIT
12 2 (0.035%) DICOM
12 2 (0.035%) HL7
12 2 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.035%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.017%) IASME
13 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 953 (16.56%) Docker
2 184 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (1.81%) vSphere
4 94 (1.63%) Xen
5 64 (1.11%) XenServer
6 63 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 52 (0.90%) iptables
8 49 (0.85%) KVM
9 42 (0.73%) Varnish
10 40 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 40 (0.70%) NFS
11 27 (0.47%) Active Directory
12 19 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.26%) HDFS
14 14 (0.24%) LXC
15 12 (0.21%) Snort
16 10 (0.17%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.16%) oVirt
17 9 (0.16%) vCloud
18 8 (0.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1166 (20.26%) Puppet
2 1073 (18.65%) Opscode Chef
3 919 (15.97%) Ansible
4 480 (8.34%) Kubernetes
5 392 (6.81%) Terraform
6 225 (3.91%) Kibana
7 186 (3.23%) Nagios
8 159 (2.76%) Packer
9 143 (2.49%) Salt
10 111 (1.93%) Cobbler
11 92 (1.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 92 (1.60%) WSUS
12 81 (1.41%) ZABBIX
13 68 (1.18%) HAProxy
14 67 (1.16%) Grafana
15 66 (1.15%) Tivoli
16 62 (1.08%) logstash
17 48 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
18 42 (0.73%) Consul
19 37 (0.64%) Icinga
Vendors
1 448 (7.79%) Google
2 447 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 340 (5.91%) Red Hat
4 286 (4.97%) VMware
5 278 (4.83%) Oracle
6 240 (4.17%) Facebook
7 140 (2.43%) SAP
8 128 (2.22%) Splunk
9 124 (2.16%) Apple
10 112 (1.95%) SaltStack
11 107 (1.86%) Sony
11 107 (1.86%) Yahoo!
12 97 (1.69%) Atlassian
13 80 (1.39%) New Relic
14 69 (1.20%) Cisco
15 66 (1.15%) EnterpriseDB
16 54 (0.94%) HP
17 43 (0.75%) Rackspace
18 40 (0.70%) IBM
19 38 (0.66%) Zend