Period
to 25 October 2020

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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 177 130
Rank change year-on-year -12 -47 -23
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 882 2,714 4,241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.99% 2.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.04% 3.72% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 855 2,438 3,905
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 28,990 72,862 91,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.36% 53.51% 55.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24,613 59,802 75,881
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ruby.

Salary trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ruby over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 18 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 25 October 2020. 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 -9 820 £65,000 +8.33% 263
London +3 501 £75,000 +15.38% 160
UK excluding London -41 341 £55,000 +10.00% 123
Work from Home -26 174 £65,000 +8.33% 71
North of England +16 133 £55,000 +10.00% 41
South East -33 78 £62,500 +16.82% 19
North West +32 65 £50,000 -9.09% 15
Yorkshire +44 62 £57,500 +15.00% 22
South West +29 52 £51,593 +14.65% 12
Midlands +97 31 £46,250 -11.90% 23
Scotland -8 23 £54,750 +9.50% 20
West Midlands +76 16 £31,250 -40.48% 20
East Midlands +93 14 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Northern Ireland +4 12 £55,000 +37.50%
East of England +67 11 £65,000 +30.00% 7
North East +10 6 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Wales +45 2 £57,500 +25.68% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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.

1 593 (67.23%) Python
2 363 (41.16%) Java
3 350 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (39.46%) DevOps
5 340 (38.55%) JavaScript
5 340 (38.55%) AWS
6 300 (34.01%) Docker
7 276 (31.29%) Terraform
8 275 (31.18%) Linux
9 264 (29.93%) Go
10 248 (28.12%) Kubernetes
11 205 (23.24%) Ansible
12 189 (21.43%) Node.js
12 189 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
13 182 (20.63%) Puppet
14 181 (20.52%) Jenkins
15 176 (19.95%) Azure
16 175 (19.84%) Bash Shell
17 173 (19.61%) Software Engineering
18 165 (18.71%) TDD
19 155 (17.57%) Configuration Management
20 147 (16.67%) Microservices
21 146 (16.55%) Git (software)
22 140 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
23 129 (14.63%) C#
24 127 (14.40%) React
25 125 (14.17%) Infrastructure as Code
26 122 (13.83%) SQL
27 120 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
28 118 (13.38%) GCP

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 57 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (2.72%) Confluence
3 23 (2.61%) Apache
4 13 (1.47%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.36%) nginx
6 11 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (0.68%) CloudStack
8 6 (0.68%) CMS
9 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) WordPress
11 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.23%) IIS
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.23%) SilverStripe
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.11%) Sketch
1 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (2.15%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Shopify
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 340 (38.55%) AWS
2 176 (19.95%) Azure
3 118 (13.38%) GCP
4 82 (9.30%) GitHub
5 67 (7.60%) SaaS
6 66 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 55 (6.24%) IaaS
9 54 (6.12%) PaaS
10 41 (4.65%) Serverless
11 36 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
13 34 (3.85%) Amazon S3
14 32 (3.63%) Heroku
15 29 (3.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 26 (2.95%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (2.72%) Amazon EKS
18 23 (2.61%) Route 53
19 22 (2.49%) Datadog
20 20 (2.27%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.44%) DNS
2 42 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.29%) Firewall
4 26 (2.95%) Internet
5 22 (2.49%) VPN
6 21 (2.38%) HTTP
7 15 (1.70%) SMTP
8 13 (1.47%) FTP
8 13 (1.47%) IMAP
9 6 (0.68%) DHCP
9 6 (0.68%) Network Security
9 6 (0.68%) Skype
10 5 (0.57%) RTP
10 5 (0.57%) SSL
11 3 (0.34%) IPv6
11 3 (0.34%) SNMP
12 2 (0.23%) Broadband
13 1 (0.11%) ATM
13 1 (0.11%) LAN
13 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.15%) MySQL
2 95 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
3 92 (10.43%) NoSQL
4 65 (7.37%) MongoDB
5 51 (5.78%) Redis
6 46 (5.22%) SQL Server
7 34 (3.85%) Big Data
8 32 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.70%) Cosmos DB
10 15 (1.70%) MariaDB
11 14 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.68%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.57%) Neo4j
16 4 (0.45%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 181 (20.52%) Jenkins
2 146 (16.55%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.14%) GitLab
4 54 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (5.33%) Selenium
6 46 (5.22%) RSpec
7 44 (4.99%) Cucumber
8 34 (3.85%) JIRA
9 22 (2.49%) Artifactory
10 20 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 20 (2.27%) Vagrant
11 18 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.93%) Subversion
12 17 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (1.70%) Appium
13 15 (1.70%) Gerrit
13 15 (1.70%) Xcode
14 13 (1.47%) Capybara
14 13 (1.47%) minitest
14 13 (1.47%) Postman
General
1 107 (12.13%) Finance
2 57 (6.46%) Public Sector
3 30 (3.40%) Marketing
4 23 (2.61%) Games
5 19 (2.15%) Banking
6 18 (2.04%) Law
7 16 (1.81%) Front Office
7 16 (1.81%) Retail
8 13 (1.47%) Advertising
9 10 (1.13%) Legal
10 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.45%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 324 (36.73%) Developer
2 203 (23.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 115 (13.04%) Ruby Developer
4 89 (10.09%) Platform Engineer
5 77 (8.73%) Full Stack Developer
6 74 (8.39%) AWS Engineer
7 72 (8.16%) Software Engineer
8 58 (6.58%) Senior Developer
9 49 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
10 48 (5.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 45 (5.10%) Architect
12 43 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 40 (4.54%) Linux Engineer
14 36 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
15 35 (3.97%) Senior DevOps
16 29 (3.29%) Azure Engineer
16 29 (3.29%) Ruby Engineer
17 27 (3.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 26 (2.95%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 25 (2.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (21.43%) Node.js
1 189 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 127 (14.40%) React
3 114 (12.93%) AngularJS
4 97 (11.00%) HTML
5 90 (10.20%) Web Services
6 88 (9.98%) CSS
7 72 (8.16%) .NET
8 63 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
9 59 (6.69%) Kafka
10 50 (5.67%) React Native
11 49 (5.56%) RESTful
12 47 (5.33%) Vue.js
13 41 (4.65%) XML
14 37 (4.20%) HTML5
15 36 (4.08%) PhoneGap
16 34 (3.85%) Apache Cordova
17 33 (3.74%) Ionic Framework
17 33 (3.74%) NativeScript
18 28 (3.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 33 (3.74%) Cloud Native
5 32 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.49%) User Experience
7 20 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
7 20 (2.27%) FMCG
8 16 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.68%) iPhone
15 4 (0.45%) Clustering
15 4 (0.45%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 275 (31.18%) Linux
2 88 (9.98%) CentOS
3 83 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (7.94%) Windows
5 48 (5.44%) Android
6 47 (5.33%) Unix
7 46 (5.22%) Apple iOS
8 19 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.68%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.57%) Fedora
11 5 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.45%) Debian
13 3 (0.34%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (39.46%) DevOps
3 173 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 165 (18.71%) TDD
5 155 (17.57%) Configuration Management
6 147 (16.67%) Microservices
7 140 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
8 125 (14.17%) Infrastructure as Code
9 110 (12.47%) Open Source
10 94 (10.66%) Test Automation
11 83 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (8.16%) Scrum
13 71 (8.05%) BDD
14 67 (7.60%) Continuous Delivery
15 62 (7.03%) Fintech
16 61 (6.92%) Deployment Automation
17 60 (6.80%) Load Balancing
18 58 (6.58%) High Availability
19 57 (6.46%) Computer Science
20 52 (5.90%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 593 (67.23%) Python
2 363 (41.16%) Java
3 340 (38.55%) JavaScript
4 264 (29.93%) Go
5 175 (19.84%) Bash Shell
6 129 (14.63%) C#
7 122 (13.83%) SQL
8 108 (12.24%) PowerShell
9 98 (11.11%) Scala
10 89 (10.09%) Perl
11 82 (9.30%) PHP
12 75 (8.50%) TypeScript
13 67 (7.60%) Kotlin
14 66 (7.48%) Shell Script
15 44 (4.99%) Groovy
16 43 (4.88%) Elixir
17 42 (4.76%) Clojure
18 41 (4.65%) C++
19 37 (4.20%) Objective-C
20 33 (3.74%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 62 (7.03%) AWS Certification
2 43 (4.88%) Degree
3 37 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.34%) PhD
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) CCNP
10 1 (0.11%) CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
10 1 (0.11%) CISM
10 1 (0.11%) CRISC
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.85%) QA
2 12 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (0.57%) NIST
4 3 (0.34%) GDPR
4 3 (0.34%) SLA
4 3 (0.34%) WCAG
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 300 (34.01%) Docker
2 34 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.13%) RHEV
5 9 (1.02%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.68%) GlusterFS
6 6 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.45%) Btrfs
8 4 (0.45%) Ceph
8 4 (0.45%) DRBD
8 4 (0.45%) KVM
8 4 (0.45%) Xen
9 2 (0.23%) LXC
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Gluster
10 1 (0.11%) Samba
10 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 276 (31.29%) Terraform
2 248 (28.12%) Kubernetes
3 205 (23.24%) Ansible
4 182 (20.63%) Puppet
5 120 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (7.37%) Grafana
7 63 (7.14%) Prometheus
8 47 (5.33%) Graphite
9 28 (3.17%) Packer
10 26 (2.95%) Nagios
11 20 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
12 15 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (1.59%) Consul
14 10 (1.13%) ZABBIX
15 9 (1.02%) Rancher
16 6 (0.68%) Opsview
16 6 (0.68%) Salt
17 5 (0.57%) SCCM
18 4 (0.45%) Capistrano
18 4 (0.45%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 61 (6.92%) Google
2 46 (5.22%) Oracle
3 44 (4.99%) New Relic
4 42 (4.76%) VMware
5 36 (4.08%) SaltStack
6 25 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (2.72%) Microsoft
8 22 (2.49%) SAP
9 20 (2.27%) Adobe
10 19 (2.15%) hybris
11 16 (1.81%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.70%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.59%) Splunk
14 13 (1.47%) Rackspace
14 13 (1.47%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.25%) Apple
16 7 (0.79%) Cisco
16 7 (0.79%) Xamarin
17 6 (0.68%) AppDynamics
18 5 (0.57%) HP