Period
to 23 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 95 123
Rank change year-on-year -8 +28 +20
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5396 5623 5523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 2.97% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.56% 5.62% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4621 4992 4821
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 97115 100005 112786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.32% 52.74% 51.56%
Number of salaries quoted 79652 86237 96348
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 23 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 23 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 5064 £55,000 - 319
UK excluding London +48 2910 £47,500 +5.56% 194
London -24 2369 £62,500 - 137
South East +26 996 £47,500 -5.00% 44
North of England +22 778 £46,250 +8.82% 77
North West +52 436 £47,500 +18.75% 34
Midlands +72 351 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Yorkshire +7 311 £45,000 -2.17% 37
East of England +10 298 £50,000 -4.76% 26
South West +55 273 £52,500 +5.00% 19
West Midlands +36 195 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +24 171 £40,500 -14.74% 7
East Midlands +82 156 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Wales +29 39 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East -20 32 £40,000 - 6
Northern Ireland -11 13 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 3072 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2727 (50.54%) Python
3 1991 (36.90%) Java
4 1872 (34.69%) TDD
5 1764 (32.69%) Git (software)
6 1755 (32.52%) C#
7 1730 (32.06%) Linux
8 1693 (31.38%) JavaScript
9 1595 (29.56%) BDD
10 1462 (27.09%) DevOps
11 1451 (26.89%) .NET
12 1426 (26.43%) Node.js
13 1325 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
14 1251 (23.18%) NoSQL
15 1244 (23.05%) MVC
16 1232 (22.83%) RESTful
17 1222 (22.65%) SQL Server
18 1122 (20.79%) Puppet
19 1095 (20.29%) ASP.NET
20 1076 (19.94%) Jenkins
21 1055 (19.55%) ASP.NET Web API
22 1048 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 1046 (19.38%) Web Application Development
24 1009 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
25 979 (18.14%) HTML
26 945 (17.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 938 (17.38%) SQL
28 921 (17.07%) Test Automation
29 914 (16.94%) Ruby on Rails
30 897 (16.62%) WCF

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
1 332 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 323 (5.99%) Apache
3 243 (4.50%) OpenStack
4 225 (4.17%) nginx
5 182 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 170 (3.15%) Confluence
7 140 (2.59%) Apache Spark
8 91 (1.69%) IIS
9 88 (1.63%) JBoss
10 86 (1.59%) CloudStack
11 61 (1.13%) Jetty
12 60 (1.11%) WordPress
13 50 (0.93%) WebLogic
14 48 (0.89%) CMS
14 48 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 46 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.69%) Apache Solr
17 33 (0.61%) SharePoint
18 27 (0.50%) Drupal
19 21 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 37 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.11%) Inkscape
5 5 (0.093%) GIMP
6 4 (0.074%) 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 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.037%) Summit
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1325 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
2 615 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (3.91%) SaaS
4 195 (3.61%) GitHub
5 166 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 151 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
7 143 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 123 (2.28%) PaaS
9 99 (1.83%) IaaS
10 77 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 51 (0.95%) Serverless
12 47 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 45 (0.83%) Heroku
14 40 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
15 32 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
16 30 (0.56%) Datadog
16 30 (0.56%) Route 53
17 29 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 25 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 210 (3.89%) Internet
2 189 (3.50%) HTTP
2 189 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 184 (3.41%) Firewall
4 170 (3.15%) DNS
5 116 (2.15%) VPN
6 78 (1.45%) SSL
7 62 (1.15%) BGP
7 62 (1.15%) LDAP
8 59 (1.09%) OSPF
9 55 (1.02%) Network Security
10 42 (0.78%) Junos
10 42 (0.78%) WAN
11 39 (0.72%) SNMP
12 36 (0.67%) Ethernet
12 36 (0.67%) SMTP
12 36 (0.67%) VLAN
13 30 (0.56%) IGMP
13 30 (0.56%) RIP
13 30 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1251 (23.18%) NoSQL
2 1222 (22.65%) SQL Server
3 636 (11.79%) MySQL
4 588 (10.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 419 (7.77%) MongoDB
6 418 (7.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 383 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
8 246 (4.56%) Relational Database
9 191 (3.54%) Redis
10 171 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 166 (3.08%) Big Data
12 151 (2.80%) Hadoop
13 61 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 61 (1.13%) Blockchain
14 53 (0.98%) Riak
15 47 (0.87%) RDBMS
16 43 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 39 (0.72%) Data Mining
17 39 (0.72%) MariaDB
18 33 (0.61%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1764 (32.69%) Git (software)
2 1076 (19.94%) Jenkins
3 594 (11.01%) Cucumber
4 549 (10.17%) Selenium
5 367 (6.80%) TeamCity
6 358 (6.63%) JIRA
7 255 (4.73%) WebDriver
8 250 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 182 (3.37%) JUnit
10 178 (3.30%) Maven
11 165 (3.06%) Subversion
12 139 (2.58%) Vagrant
13 134 (2.48%) JMeter
14 133 (2.46%) Appium
15 129 (2.39%) RSpec
16 115 (2.13%) Calabash
17 109 (2.02%) Bitbucket
18 104 (1.93%) Capybara
19 102 (1.89%) SpecFlow
20 98 (1.82%) JBehave
General
1 677 (12.55%) Finance
2 312 (5.78%) Marketing
3 258 (4.78%) Games
4 234 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 191 (3.54%) Advertising
6 171 (3.17%) Retail
7 169 (3.13%) Electronics
8 149 (2.76%) Manufacturing
9 134 (2.48%) Banking
10 126 (2.34%) Music Industry
11 49 (0.91%) Automotive
11 49 (0.91%) Legal
12 39 (0.72%) Back Office
13 27 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.44%) 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 2503 (46.39%) Developer
2 1006 (18.64%) .NET Developer
3 854 (15.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 297 (5.50%) Ruby Developer
5 295 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 291 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
7 249 (4.61%) Software Engineer
8 247 (4.58%) Java Developer
9 243 (4.50%) Senior Developer
10 239 (4.43%) Tester
11 223 (4.13%) AWS Engineer
12 215 (3.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 193 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 179 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
15 175 (3.24%) Junior
16 172 (3.19%) Architect
17 168 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
18 164 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
19 163 (3.02%) Automation Tester
19 163 (3.02%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1451 (26.89%) .NET
2 1426 (26.43%) Node.js
3 1232 (22.83%) RESTful
4 1095 (20.29%) ASP.NET
5 1055 (19.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1048 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 979 (18.14%) HTML
8 945 (17.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 914 (16.94%) Ruby on Rails
10 897 (16.62%) WCF
11 856 (15.86%) CSS
12 826 (15.31%) AngularJS
13 629 (11.66%) .NET Framework
14 612 (11.34%) Entity Framework
15 548 (10.16%) Code First Entity Framework
16 414 (7.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 405 (7.51%) Web Services
18 382 (7.08%) KnockoutJS
19 340 (6.30%) React
20 319 (5.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 439 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 251 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 241 (4.47%) User Experience
4 227 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 191 (3.54%) Fintech
6 185 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 150 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 139 (2.58%) Algorithms
9 127 (2.35%) Social Media
10 116 (2.15%) Public Cloud
11 103 (1.91%) Data Centre
12 93 (1.72%) BBC
13 76 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
14 62 (1.15%) Social Network
15 60 (1.11%) Blog
16 53 (0.98%) Private Cloud
17 52 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
18 45 (0.83%) Digital Media
19 40 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
20 35 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1730 (32.06%) Linux
2 489 (9.06%) Windows
3 430 (7.97%) Unix
4 292 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 241 (4.47%) CentOS
6 204 (3.78%) Apple iOS
7 194 (3.60%) Android
8 154 (2.85%) Ubuntu
9 80 (1.48%) Windows Server
10 77 (1.43%) Debian
11 75 (1.39%) Solaris
12 52 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.44%) CoreOS
14 23 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.37%) Fedora
16 18 (0.33%) VMS
17 16 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.26%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.24%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3072 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1872 (34.69%) TDD
3 1595 (29.56%) BDD
4 1462 (27.09%) DevOps
5 1244 (23.05%) MVC
6 1046 (19.38%) Web Application Development
7 921 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 872 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
9 734 (13.60%) Scrum
10 720 (13.34%) Software Engineering
11 682 (12.64%) Configuration Management
12 590 (10.93%) OO
13 568 (10.53%) Open Source
14 409 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 399 (7.39%) Web Development
16 385 (7.13%) Kanban
17 324 (6.00%) E-Commerce
18 320 (5.93%) Mentoring
19 306 (5.67%) Microservices
20 298 (5.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2727 (50.54%) Python
2 1991 (36.90%) Java
3 1755 (32.52%) C#
4 1693 (31.38%) JavaScript
5 938 (17.38%) SQL
6 890 (16.49%) Bash Shell
7 776 (14.38%) Perl
8 713 (13.21%) PHP
9 433 (8.02%) Go
10 426 (7.89%) C++
11 333 (6.17%) Scala
12 265 (4.91%) C
13 263 (4.87%) PowerShell
14 218 (4.04%) Shell Script
15 152 (2.82%) F#
16 122 (2.26%) Elixir
17 106 (1.96%) Groovy
18 70 (1.30%) Clojure
19 68 (1.26%) VB
20 53 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 486 (9.01%) Degree
2 216 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 145 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 91 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 76 (1.41%) ISEB
6 57 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 51 (0.95%) PhD
8 36 (0.67%) CISSP
9 34 (0.63%) CREST Certified
10 33 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 25 (0.46%) Master's Degree
11 25 (0.46%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.44%) RHCE
13 21 (0.39%) GIAC
14 20 (0.37%) OSCP
15 18 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (0.33%) RHCSA
16 17 (0.32%) PMP
17 15 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (7.93%) QA
2 45 (0.83%) GCP
3 28 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.22%) GDPR
6 6 (0.11%) PMO
7 5 (0.093%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.074%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.074%) WCAG
9 3 (0.056%) COBIT
9 3 (0.056%) SLA
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%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.019%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.019%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.019%) IASME
System Software
1 867 (16.07%) Docker
2 170 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (2.13%) Xen
4 112 (2.08%) vSphere
5 81 (1.50%) XenServer
6 69 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 50 (0.93%) KVM
8 47 (0.87%) iptables
8 47 (0.87%) Varnish
9 41 (0.76%) NFS
10 39 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 27 (0.50%) Active Directory
12 19 (0.35%) etcd
13 18 (0.33%) flannel
14 14 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.22%) LXC
16 10 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.19%) vCloud
17 9 (0.17%) Ceph
17 9 (0.17%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 1122 (20.79%) Puppet
2 1009 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
3 850 (15.75%) Ansible
4 397 (7.36%) Kubernetes
5 338 (6.26%) Terraform
6 201 (3.72%) Kibana
7 180 (3.34%) Nagios
8 130 (2.41%) Salt
9 113 (2.09%) Packer
10 105 (1.95%) Cobbler
11 80 (1.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 80 (1.48%) WSUS
12 78 (1.45%) ZABBIX
13 74 (1.37%) HAProxy
14 73 (1.35%) Tivoli
15 56 (1.04%) logstash
16 55 (1.02%) Grafana
17 40 (0.74%) Capistrano
18 39 (0.72%) Consul
19 37 (0.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 401 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 396 (7.34%) Google
3 343 (6.36%) Red Hat
4 290 (5.37%) Oracle
5 255 (4.73%) VMware
6 207 (3.84%) Facebook
7 148 (2.74%) SAP
8 116 (2.15%) Splunk
9 108 (2.00%) SaltStack
10 104 (1.93%) Apple
11 92 (1.70%) Sony
11 92 (1.70%) Yahoo!
12 90 (1.67%) Atlassian
13 72 (1.33%) New Relic
14 71 (1.32%) EnterpriseDB
15 63 (1.17%) Cisco
16 54 (1.00%) HP
17 47 (0.87%) Rackspace
18 38 (0.70%) TIBCO
19 33 (0.61%) Juniper