Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 92 121
Rank change year-on-year -10 +29 +21
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5457 5808 5580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.01% 2.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.55% 5.72% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4722 5181 4864
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +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 98265 101563 112844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.39% 52.69% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80574 87709 96476
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -15 5137 £55,000 - 233
UK excluding London +36 2937 £47,500 +2.70% 124
London -21 2414 £62,500 - 118
South East +34 1002 £47,500 -5.00% 37
North of England +19 816 £47,500 +11.76% 40
North West +41 438 £47,500 +18.75% 24
Midlands +76 360 £42,500 - 9
Yorkshire +10 340 £47,500 +4.40% 12
East of England +17 296 £52,500 - 18
South West +34 252 £50,000 - 11
West Midlands +44 201 £40,000 - 3
Scotland +25 174 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East Midlands +96 159 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North East -27 39 £40,000 - 4
Wales +27 36 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -16 10 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 3056 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2732 (50.06%) Python
3 2008 (36.80%) Java
4 1897 (34.76%) TDD
5 1780 (32.62%) Linux
5 1780 (32.62%) Git (software)
6 1747 (32.01%) C#
7 1690 (30.97%) JavaScript
8 1583 (29.01%) BDD
9 1496 (27.41%) DevOps
10 1459 (26.74%) .NET
11 1425 (26.11%) Node.js
12 1318 (24.15%) Amazon AWS
13 1251 (22.92%) NoSQL
14 1249 (22.89%) MVC
15 1236 (22.65%) RESTful
16 1228 (22.50%) SQL Server
17 1136 (20.82%) Puppet
18 1105 (20.25%) ASP.NET
19 1076 (19.72%) Jenkins
20 1059 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web API
21 1055 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
22 1049 (19.22%) Web Application Development
23 1014 (18.58%) Opscode Chef
24 980 (17.96%) HTML
25 960 (17.59%) Ruby on Rails
26 959 (17.57%) SQL
27 946 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 929 (17.02%) Bash Shell
29 928 (17.01%) Test Automation

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
1 339 (6.21%) Apache
2 338 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
3 264 (4.84%) OpenStack
4 258 (4.73%) nginx
5 202 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 160 (2.93%) Confluence
7 123 (2.25%) Apache Spark
8 102 (1.87%) JBoss
9 99 (1.81%) IIS
10 98 (1.80%) CloudStack
11 67 (1.23%) Jetty
12 65 (1.19%) WordPress
13 51 (0.93%) WebLogic
13 51 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 50 (0.92%) CMS
15 41 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
16 38 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 34 (0.62%) Drupal
18 25 (0.46%) SharePoint
19 23 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 46 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 39 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.11%) Inkscape
5 5 (0.092%) GIMP
6 3 (0.055%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.037%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.018%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.018%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 21 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.31%) Magento
3 12 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
4 5 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.037%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.037%) Summit
7 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1318 (24.15%) Amazon AWS
2 586 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (3.76%) SaaS
4 196 (3.59%) GitHub
5 172 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
6 161 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 139 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 113 (2.07%) PaaS
9 99 (1.81%) IaaS
10 82 (1.50%) Amazon S3
11 47 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 42 (0.77%) Heroku
13 39 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
15 29 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 27 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (0.48%) Datadog
17 26 (0.48%) OpenShift
17 26 (0.48%) Slack
18 22 (0.40%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 219 (4.01%) Internet
2 198 (3.63%) HTTP
3 179 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 177 (3.24%) Firewall
5 160 (2.93%) DNS
6 102 (1.87%) VPN
7 80 (1.47%) SSL
8 64 (1.17%) LDAP
9 62 (1.14%) BGP
10 59 (1.08%) OSPF
11 57 (1.04%) Network Security
12 40 (0.73%) Junos
13 39 (0.71%) SMTP
13 39 (0.71%) VLAN
14 38 (0.70%) tcpdump
14 38 (0.70%) Wireshark
15 36 (0.66%) WAN
16 34 (0.62%) SNMP
17 32 (0.59%) VoIP
18 31 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1251 (22.92%) NoSQL
2 1228 (22.50%) SQL Server
3 643 (11.78%) MySQL
4 587 (10.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 424 (7.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 411 (7.53%) MongoDB
7 365 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
8 253 (4.64%) Relational Database
9 197 (3.61%) Redis
10 173 (3.17%) Big Data
11 168 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 142 (2.60%) Hadoop
13 64 (1.17%) Blockchain
14 62 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
15 53 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 49 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
16 49 (0.90%) Riak
17 39 (0.71%) MariaDB
18 38 (0.70%) Data Mining
19 35 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1780 (32.62%) Git (software)
2 1076 (19.72%) Jenkins
3 581 (10.65%) Cucumber
4 568 (10.41%) Selenium
5 356 (6.52%) TeamCity
6 342 (6.27%) JIRA
7 270 (4.95%) WebDriver
8 255 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 185 (3.39%) JUnit
9 185 (3.39%) Subversion
10 165 (3.02%) Maven
11 142 (2.60%) RSpec
12 134 (2.46%) Vagrant
13 130 (2.38%) JMeter
14 128 (2.35%) Appium
15 115 (2.11%) Calabash
16 109 (2.00%) Capybara
17 105 (1.92%) Bitbucket
18 96 (1.76%) SpecFlow
19 95 (1.74%) WATIR
General
1 666 (12.20%) Finance
2 320 (5.86%) Marketing
3 259 (4.75%) Games
4 240 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 202 (3.70%) Advertising
6 175 (3.21%) Electronics
7 162 (2.97%) Retail
8 155 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 146 (2.68%) Banking
10 121 (2.22%) Music Industry
11 59 (1.08%) Automotive
12 45 (0.82%) Legal
13 37 (0.68%) Back Office
14 31 (0.57%) Aerospace
15 28 (0.51%) Publishing
16 21 (0.38%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.35%) Billing
18 17 (0.31%) Online Betting
19 16 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2549 (46.71%) Developer
2 999 (18.31%) .NET Developer
3 856 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 320 (5.86%) Ruby Developer
5 303 (5.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 296 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
7 266 (4.87%) Java Developer
8 261 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 232 (4.25%) Software Engineer
10 229 (4.20%) Tester
11 218 (3.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 205 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
13 197 (3.61%) Junior
14 194 (3.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 191 (3.50%) Software Developer
16 181 (3.32%) C# Developer
17 179 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
18 174 (3.19%) Architect
18 174 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
19 168 (3.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1459 (26.74%) .NET
2 1425 (26.11%) Node.js
3 1236 (22.65%) RESTful
4 1105 (20.25%) ASP.NET
5 1059 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1055 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 980 (17.96%) HTML
8 960 (17.59%) Ruby on Rails
9 946 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 903 (16.55%) WCF
11 849 (15.56%) CSS
12 839 (15.37%) AngularJS
13 642 (11.76%) .NET Framework
14 622 (11.40%) Entity Framework
15 558 (10.23%) Code First Entity Framework
16 410 (7.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 398 (7.29%) Web Services
18 374 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
19 341 (6.25%) React
20 322 (5.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 425 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 262 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
3 252 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 238 (4.36%) User Experience
5 187 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 174 (3.19%) Fintech
7 140 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 140 (2.57%) Mobile App
8 125 (2.29%) Social Media
9 110 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 89 (1.63%) BBC
11 82 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 80 (1.47%) Data Centre
13 61 (1.12%) Blog
14 56 (1.03%) Social Network
15 52 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 49 (0.90%) Digital Media
17 48 (0.88%) Private Cloud
18 32 (0.59%) Clustering
18 32 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1780 (32.62%) Linux
2 532 (9.75%) Windows
3 452 (8.28%) Unix
4 304 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 248 (4.54%) CentOS
6 225 (4.12%) Apple iOS
7 216 (3.96%) Android
8 164 (3.01%) Ubuntu
9 88 (1.61%) Debian
10 81 (1.48%) Solaris
11 78 (1.43%) Windows Server
12 53 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.40%) CoreOS
15 21 (0.38%) VMS
16 20 (0.37%) Fedora
16 20 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.27%) AIX
17 15 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3056 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1897 (34.76%) TDD
3 1583 (29.01%) BDD
4 1496 (27.41%) DevOps
5 1249 (22.89%) MVC
6 1049 (19.22%) Web Application Development
7 928 (17.01%) Test Automation
8 910 (16.68%) Continuous Integration
9 749 (13.73%) Scrum
10 703 (12.88%) Software Engineering
11 664 (12.17%) Configuration Management
12 593 (10.87%) OO
13 535 (9.80%) Open Source
14 419 (7.68%) Web Development
15 410 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
16 378 (6.93%) Kanban
17 330 (6.05%) E-Commerce
18 325 (5.96%) SDLC
19 316 (5.79%) Microservices
20 307 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2732 (50.06%) Python
2 2008 (36.80%) Java
3 1747 (32.01%) C#
4 1690 (30.97%) JavaScript
5 959 (17.57%) SQL
6 929 (17.02%) Bash Shell
7 828 (15.17%) Perl
8 733 (13.43%) PHP
9 468 (8.58%) C++
10 428 (7.84%) Go
11 364 (6.67%) Scala
12 288 (5.28%) C
13 265 (4.86%) PowerShell
14 228 (4.18%) Shell Script
15 145 (2.66%) F#
16 125 (2.29%) Elixir
17 101 (1.85%) Groovy
18 78 (1.43%) Clojure
19 75 (1.37%) VB
20 61 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 473 (8.67%) Degree
2 222 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 150 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 103 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 90 (1.65%) ISEB
6 52 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 51 (0.93%) PhD
8 43 (0.79%) CISSP
9 40 (0.73%) CREST Certified
10 35 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 27 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 26 (0.48%) OSCP
13 22 (0.40%) PMP
14 21 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.35%) RHCE
16 18 (0.33%) AWS Certification
16 18 (0.33%) CISA
16 18 (0.33%) GIAC
17 17 (0.31%) Master's Degree
18 16 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 423 (7.75%) QA
2 34 (0.62%) GCP
3 25 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.15%) GDPR
6 6 (0.11%) PMO
7 4 (0.073%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.073%) SLA
7 4 (0.073%) WCAG
8 3 (0.055%) COBIT
8 3 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.037%) DICOM
9 2 (0.037%) HL7
9 2 (0.037%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.037%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.037%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 1 (0.018%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.018%) IASME
System Software
1 836 (15.32%) Docker
2 174 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (2.44%) Xen
4 116 (2.13%) vSphere
5 94 (1.72%) XenServer
6 71 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 49 (0.90%) KVM
7 49 (0.90%) Varnish
8 46 (0.84%) iptables
9 43 (0.79%) NFS
10 41 (0.75%) Hyper-V
11 27 (0.49%) Active Directory
12 24 (0.44%) etcd
13 23 (0.42%) flannel
14 15 (0.27%) LXC
15 11 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 11 (0.20%) Ceph
16 8 (0.15%) Sendmail
16 8 (0.15%) vCloud
17 7 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1136 (20.82%) Puppet
2 1014 (18.58%) Opscode Chef
3 829 (15.19%) Ansible
4 352 (6.45%) Kubernetes
5 322 (5.90%) Terraform
6 194 (3.56%) Kibana
7 185 (3.39%) Nagios
8 122 (2.24%) Salt
9 109 (2.00%) Cobbler
10 95 (1.74%) Packer
11 85 (1.56%) HAProxy
12 79 (1.45%) Tivoli
13 77 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 77 (1.41%) WSUS
14 75 (1.37%) ZABBIX
15 57 (1.04%) Grafana
16 55 (1.01%) logstash
17 39 (0.71%) Mesos
18 36 (0.66%) Consul
19 35 (0.64%) Graphite
Vendors
1 387 (7.09%) Google
2 367 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 363 (6.65%) Red Hat
4 306 (5.61%) Oracle
5 250 (4.58%) VMware
6 206 (3.77%) Facebook
7 150 (2.75%) SAP
8 115 (2.11%) SaltStack
9 112 (2.05%) Splunk
10 96 (1.76%) Apple
11 87 (1.59%) Sony
11 87 (1.59%) Yahoo!
12 86 (1.58%) Atlassian
13 82 (1.50%) EnterpriseDB
14 69 (1.26%) New Relic
15 61 (1.12%) Cisco
16 55 (1.01%) HP
17 51 (0.93%) Rackspace
18 41 (0.75%) TIBCO
19 34 (0.62%) IBM