Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 96 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 +18
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5336 5621 5537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 2.96% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.54% 5.62% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4567 4991 4834
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 96392 100010 112737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.31% 52.73% 51.56%
Number of salaries quoted 79021 86241 96301
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -12 5010 £55,000 - 322
UK excluding London +42 2869 £47,500 +5.56% 187
London -25 2351 £62,500 - 143
South East +28 986 £47,500 -5.00% 46
North of England +18 766 £47,500 +11.76% 72
North West +49 425 £47,500 +18.75% 31
Midlands +79 349 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Yorkshire +8 311 £45,000 -2.17% 34
East of England +7 293 £50,000 -4.76% 23
South West +46 266 £52,500 +5.00% 21
West Midlands +44 194 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +17 169 £40,500 -14.74% 5
East Midlands +85 155 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Wales +29 36 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North East -26 31 £40,000 - 7
Northern Ireland -15 13 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3030 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2723 (51.03%) Python
3 1984 (37.18%) Java
4 1832 (34.33%) TDD
5 1729 (32.40%) Git (software)
6 1723 (32.29%) Linux
7 1712 (32.08%) C#
8 1677 (31.43%) JavaScript
9 1560 (29.24%) BDD
10 1454 (27.25%) DevOps
11 1408 (26.39%) .NET
12 1389 (26.03%) Node.js
13 1314 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
14 1221 (22.88%) NoSQL
15 1206 (22.60%) MVC
16 1193 (22.36%) RESTful
17 1185 (22.21%) SQL Server
18 1117 (20.93%) Puppet
19 1073 (20.11%) Jenkins
20 1057 (19.81%) ASP.NET
21 1017 (19.06%) ASP.NET Web API
22 1010 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
23 1008 (18.89%) Web Application Development
24 1004 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
25 974 (18.25%) HTML
26 933 (17.49%) SQL
27 912 (17.09%) Test Automation
28 910 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
29 906 (16.98%) Ruby on Rails
30 888 (16.64%) Bash Shell

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
1 324 (6.07%) Elasticsearch
2 321 (6.02%) Apache
3 245 (4.59%) OpenStack
4 226 (4.24%) nginx
5 183 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 170 (3.19%) Confluence
7 139 (2.60%) Apache Spark
8 91 (1.71%) IIS
9 88 (1.65%) JBoss
10 86 (1.61%) CloudStack
11 61 (1.14%) Jetty
12 60 (1.12%) WordPress
13 50 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 48 (0.90%) CMS
14 48 (0.90%) WebSphere
15 45 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.69%) Apache Solr
17 33 (0.62%) SharePoint
18 27 (0.51%) Drupal
19 21 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 37 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.11%) Inkscape
5 5 (0.094%) GIMP
6 4 (0.075%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.056%) Avid Media Composer
7 3 (0.056%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (0.037%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (0.41%) Magento
2 12 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
3 6 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.037%) Summit
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1314 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
2 605 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 207 (3.88%) SaaS
4 194 (3.64%) GitHub
5 162 (3.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 151 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
7 143 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 120 (2.25%) PaaS
9 98 (1.84%) IaaS
10 77 (1.44%) Amazon S3
11 51 (0.96%) Serverless
12 47 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 44 (0.82%) Heroku
14 40 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 32 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
16 30 (0.56%) Datadog
16 30 (0.56%) Route 53
17 29 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 25 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.94%) Internet
2 190 (3.56%) HTTP
3 187 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 181 (3.39%) Firewall
5 168 (3.15%) DNS
6 116 (2.17%) VPN
7 78 (1.46%) SSL
8 62 (1.16%) BGP
9 61 (1.14%) LDAP
10 59 (1.11%) OSPF
11 55 (1.03%) Network Security
12 42 (0.79%) Junos
12 42 (0.79%) WAN
13 39 (0.73%) SNMP
14 36 (0.67%) Ethernet
14 36 (0.67%) VLAN
15 35 (0.66%) SMTP
16 30 (0.56%) IGMP
16 30 (0.56%) RIP
16 30 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1221 (22.88%) NoSQL
2 1185 (22.21%) SQL Server
3 634 (11.88%) MySQL
4 561 (10.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 411 (7.70%) MongoDB
6 408 (7.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 381 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
8 246 (4.61%) Relational Database
9 191 (3.58%) Redis
10 171 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 164 (3.07%) Big Data
12 150 (2.81%) Hadoop
13 61 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
13 61 (1.14%) Blockchain
14 53 (0.99%) Riak
15 47 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 43 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
17 39 (0.73%) Data Mining
17 39 (0.73%) MariaDB
18 33 (0.62%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1729 (32.40%) Git (software)
2 1073 (20.11%) Jenkins
3 591 (11.08%) Cucumber
4 546 (10.23%) Selenium
5 358 (6.71%) TeamCity
6 356 (6.67%) JIRA
7 254 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 249 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 182 (3.41%) JUnit
10 177 (3.32%) Maven
11 164 (3.07%) Subversion
12 138 (2.59%) Vagrant
13 133 (2.49%) Appium
13 133 (2.49%) JMeter
14 128 (2.40%) RSpec
15 114 (2.14%) Calabash
16 108 (2.02%) Bitbucket
17 103 (1.93%) Capybara
18 100 (1.87%) SpecFlow
19 98 (1.84%) JBehave
General
1 671 (12.57%) Finance
2 311 (5.83%) Marketing
3 251 (4.70%) Games
4 234 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 185 (3.47%) Advertising
6 169 (3.17%) Electronics
6 169 (3.17%) Retail
7 149 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 135 (2.53%) Banking
9 120 (2.25%) Music Industry
10 49 (0.92%) Automotive
11 48 (0.90%) Legal
12 39 (0.73%) Back Office
13 27 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.30%) Publishing
17 15 (0.28%) Billing
18 14 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2458 (46.06%) Developer
2 969 (18.16%) .NET Developer
3 852 (15.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 294 (5.51%) Ruby Developer
5 291 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 289 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
7 248 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 247 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 239 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 238 (4.46%) Tester
11 223 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
12 213 (3.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 192 (3.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 178 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
15 173 (3.24%) Junior
16 172 (3.22%) Architect
17 168 (3.15%) AWS DevOps
18 165 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
19 162 (3.04%) Automation Tester
20 160 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1408 (26.39%) .NET
2 1389 (26.03%) Node.js
3 1193 (22.36%) RESTful
4 1057 (19.81%) ASP.NET
5 1017 (19.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1010 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 974 (18.25%) HTML
8 910 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 906 (16.98%) Ruby on Rails
10 865 (16.21%) WCF
11 850 (15.93%) CSS
12 807 (15.12%) AngularJS
13 605 (11.34%) .NET Framework
14 588 (11.02%) Entity Framework
15 526 (9.86%) Code First Entity Framework
16 406 (7.61%) Web Services
17 396 (7.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 364 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
19 338 (6.33%) React
20 318 (5.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 434 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 248 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 239 (4.48%) User Experience
4 220 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 190 (3.56%) Fintech
6 185 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
7 148 (2.77%) Mobile App
8 139 (2.60%) Algorithms
9 124 (2.32%) Social Media
10 115 (2.16%) Public Cloud
11 101 (1.89%) Data Centre
12 90 (1.69%) BBC
13 74 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
14 60 (1.12%) Blog
14 60 (1.12%) Social Network
15 53 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
15 53 (0.99%) Private Cloud
16 45 (0.84%) Digital Media
17 39 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
18 33 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1723 (32.29%) Linux
2 487 (9.13%) Windows
3 428 (8.02%) Unix
4 291 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 241 (4.52%) CentOS
6 200 (3.75%) Apple iOS
7 191 (3.58%) Android
8 152 (2.85%) Ubuntu
9 80 (1.50%) Windows Server
10 76 (1.42%) Debian
11 74 (1.39%) Solaris
12 51 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.45%) CoreOS
14 23 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.37%) Fedora
16 18 (0.34%) VMS
17 16 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.26%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.24%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3030 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1832 (34.33%) TDD
3 1560 (29.24%) BDD
4 1454 (27.25%) DevOps
5 1206 (22.60%) MVC
6 1008 (18.89%) Web Application Development
7 912 (17.09%) Test Automation
8 869 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
9 731 (13.70%) Scrum
10 716 (13.42%) Software Engineering
11 679 (12.72%) Configuration Management
12 575 (10.78%) OO
13 569 (10.66%) Open Source
14 405 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 396 (7.42%) Web Development
16 376 (7.05%) Kanban
17 322 (6.03%) E-Commerce
18 316 (5.92%) Mentoring
19 303 (5.68%) Microservices
20 297 (5.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2723 (51.03%) Python
2 1984 (37.18%) Java
3 1712 (32.08%) C#
4 1677 (31.43%) JavaScript
5 933 (17.49%) SQL
6 888 (16.64%) Bash Shell
7 775 (14.52%) Perl
8 711 (13.32%) PHP
9 431 (8.08%) Go
10 425 (7.96%) C++
11 334 (6.26%) Scala
12 263 (4.93%) C
12 263 (4.93%) PowerShell
13 217 (4.07%) Shell Script
14 145 (2.72%) F#
15 122 (2.29%) Elixir
16 106 (1.99%) Groovy
17 69 (1.29%) Clojure
18 68 (1.27%) VB
19 53 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 481 (9.01%) Degree
2 215 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 144 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 90 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 75 (1.41%) ISEB
6 56 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 51 (0.96%) PhD
8 35 (0.66%) CISSP
9 34 (0.64%) CREST Certified
10 33 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 25 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.45%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.43%) RHCE
14 21 (0.39%) GIAC
15 19 (0.36%) OSCP
16 18 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (0.34%) RHCSA
17 17 (0.32%) PMP
18 15 (0.28%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (7.98%) QA
2 43 (0.81%) GCP
3 25 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.22%) GDPR
6 6 (0.11%) PMO
7 5 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.075%) WCAG
9 3 (0.056%) COBIT
9 3 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.056%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.037%) DICOM
10 2 (0.037%) HL7
10 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.037%) SLA
10 2 (0.037%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.019%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.019%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.019%) IASME
System Software
1 861 (16.14%) Docker
2 170 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (2.16%) Xen
4 111 (2.08%) vSphere
5 81 (1.52%) XenServer
6 68 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (0.94%) KVM
8 47 (0.88%) iptables
8 47 (0.88%) Varnish
9 41 (0.77%) NFS
10 39 (0.73%) Hyper-V
11 27 (0.51%) Active Directory
12 19 (0.36%) etcd
13 18 (0.34%) flannel
14 14 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.22%) LXC
16 10 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 9 (0.17%) Ceph
17 9 (0.17%) oVirt
17 9 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1117 (20.93%) Puppet
2 1004 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
3 845 (15.84%) Ansible
4 392 (7.35%) Kubernetes
5 336 (6.30%) Terraform
6 193 (3.62%) Kibana
7 178 (3.34%) Nagios
8 127 (2.38%) Salt
9 113 (2.12%) Packer
10 105 (1.97%) Cobbler
11 77 (1.44%) ZABBIX
12 75 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 75 (1.41%) WSUS
13 74 (1.39%) HAProxy
14 73 (1.37%) Tivoli
15 55 (1.03%) Grafana
15 55 (1.03%) logstash
16 40 (0.75%) Capistrano
17 39 (0.73%) Consul
18 36 (0.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 392 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 387 (7.25%) Google
3 342 (6.41%) Red Hat
4 289 (5.42%) Oracle
5 254 (4.76%) VMware
6 199 (3.73%) Facebook
7 148 (2.77%) SAP
8 114 (2.14%) Splunk
9 108 (2.02%) SaltStack
10 101 (1.89%) Apple
11 89 (1.67%) Sony
11 89 (1.67%) Yahoo!
12 88 (1.65%) Atlassian
13 71 (1.33%) EnterpriseDB
13 71 (1.33%) New Relic
14 63 (1.18%) Cisco
15 53 (0.99%) HP
16 47 (0.88%) Rackspace
17 38 (0.71%) TIBCO
18 33 (0.62%) Juniper