Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 86 98
Rank change year-on-year -55 +12 +27
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 3,669 5,890 5,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 3.43% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.43% 6.17% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,997 4,988 4,607
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,150
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 82,813 95,474 93,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.92% 55.54% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68,537 79,670 80,420
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -48 3,449 £57,500 +4.55% 656
London -3 2,094 £65,000 - 334
UK excluding London -105 1,496 £50,000 +5.26% 350
North of England -50 490 £50,000 +11.11% 104
South East -111 421 £50,000 +5.26% 67
North West -72 244 £50,000 +5.26% 56
Yorkshire -18 220 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South West -76 170 £52,500 +5.00% 66
Midlands -93 133 £52,500 +23.53% 47
Scotland -41 126 £48,750 +8.33% 12
East of England -110 126 £45,000 -10.00% 38
West Midlands -37 75 £50,000 +33.33% 21
East Midlands -74 58 £55,000 +22.22% 26
North East -16 27 £48,750 +8.33% 11
Wales -42 17 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Northern Ireland -22 15 £62,500 +56.25% 8

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 2,197 (59.88%) Python
2 1,853 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1,438 (39.19%) Java
4 1,320 (35.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1,297 (35.35%) Linux
6 1,252 (34.12%) DevOps
7 1,074 (29.27%) C#
7 1,074 (29.27%) Git (software)
8 1,069 (29.14%) JavaScript
9 953 (25.97%) TDD
10 863 (23.52%) Puppet
11 848 (23.11%) Docker
12 807 (22.00%) Jenkins
13 778 (21.20%) Ansible
14 776 (21.15%) Node.js
15 756 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 739 (20.14%) Bash Shell
17 737 (20.09%) BDD
18 726 (19.79%) .NET
19 695 (18.94%) SQL
20 680 (18.53%) NoSQL
20 680 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
21 667 (18.18%) Test Automation
22 612 (16.68%) Open Source
23 609 (16.60%) Ruby on Rails
24 600 (16.35%) Finance
25 599 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
26 580 (15.81%) Kubernetes
27 577 (15.73%) Software Engineering
27 577 (15.73%) RESTful

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
1 224 (6.11%) Apache
2 176 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
3 155 (4.22%) Tomcat
4 127 (3.46%) nginx
5 78 (2.13%) Confluence
6 75 (2.04%) OpenStack
7 67 (1.83%) Apache Spark
8 49 (1.34%) CMS
9 26 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 25 (0.68%) IIS
11 24 (0.65%) JBoss
12 21 (0.57%) MQSeries
13 20 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.41%) WordPress
15 14 (0.38%) Drupal
15 14 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 13 (0.35%) SAS
16 13 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.35%) WildFly
17 12 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 14 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.22%) InVision
4 4 (0.11%) SPSS
5 3 (0.082%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.082%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.055%) Snapchat
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.027%) HipChat
7 1 (0.027%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (1.31%) thinkFolio
2 20 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
3 10 (0.27%) Magento
4 9 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.14%) Eze OMS
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.055%) Shopify
8 1 (0.027%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.027%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 1,320 (35.98%) Amazon AWS
2 756 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (7.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 186 (5.07%) GitHub
5 161 (4.39%) SaaS
6 156 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
7 112 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
8 102 (2.78%) Amazon S3
9 90 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 84 (2.29%) Serverless
11 65 (1.77%) OpenShift
12 60 (1.64%) IaaS
13 59 (1.61%) PaaS
14 57 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
15 56 (1.53%) Heroku
16 43 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 39 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
19 30 (0.82%) Office 365
20 29 (0.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 172 (4.69%) Firewall
2 135 (3.68%) Internet
3 93 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 80 (2.18%) HTTP
5 79 (2.15%) DNS
6 55 (1.50%) VPN
7 34 (0.93%) VLAN
8 33 (0.90%) H.323
9 31 (0.84%) Network Security
10 28 (0.76%) LAN
10 28 (0.76%) WAN
11 26 (0.71%) BGP
12 22 (0.60%) VoIP
13 18 (0.49%) DHCP
14 17 (0.46%) Skype
15 16 (0.44%) OSPF
16 14 (0.38%) Asterisk PBX
16 14 (0.38%) BIG-IP
16 14 (0.38%) Wireless
17 12 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (18.53%) NoSQL
2 565 (15.40%) SQL Server
3 449 (12.24%) MySQL
4 399 (10.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 320 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
6 313 (8.53%) MongoDB
7 213 (5.81%) Relational Database
8 210 (5.72%) Redis
9 126 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 104 (2.83%) Big Data
11 84 (2.29%) Hadoop
12 79 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
13 77 (2.10%) Neo4j
14 51 (1.39%) MariaDB
15 47 (1.28%) Blockchain
16 44 (1.20%) Couchbase
17 33 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 32 (0.87%) HBase
19 30 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
19 30 (0.82%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,074 (29.27%) Git (software)
2 807 (22.00%) Jenkins
3 284 (7.74%) Selenium
4 246 (6.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 244 (6.65%) Cucumber
6 220 (6.00%) JIRA
7 206 (5.61%) Maven
8 171 (4.66%) TeamCity
9 168 (4.58%) Subversion
10 143 (3.90%) WebDriver
11 139 (3.79%) Vagrant
12 115 (3.13%) Gradle
13 99 (2.70%) GitLab
14 94 (2.56%) Ant
15 92 (2.51%) SpecFlow
16 83 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
17 71 (1.94%) Appium
18 64 (1.74%) JUnit
18 64 (1.74%) RSpec
19 61 (1.66%) Hudson
General
1 600 (16.35%) Finance
2 230 (6.27%) Banking
3 216 (5.89%) Games
4 144 (3.92%) Marketing
5 123 (3.35%) Retail
6 88 (2.40%) Front Office
7 78 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 76 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 60 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 49 (1.34%) French Language
10 49 (1.34%) German Language
11 48 (1.31%) Italian Language
11 48 (1.31%) Spanish Language
12 44 (1.20%) Law
13 43 (1.17%) Electronics
14 38 (1.04%) Manufacturing
14 38 (1.04%) Publishing
15 34 (0.93%) Music Industry
16 26 (0.71%) Automotive
17 23 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,463 (39.87%) Developer
2 647 (17.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 432 (11.77%) .NET Developer
4 266 (7.25%) Senior Developer
5 245 (6.68%) Ruby Developer
6 241 (6.57%) Software Engineer
7 217 (5.91%) C# Developer
8 198 (5.40%) Linux Engineer
9 190 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 185 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
11 175 (4.77%) AWS Engineer
12 161 (4.39%) Test Engineer
13 155 (4.22%) ASP.NET Developer
13 155 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 151 (4.12%) AWS DevOps
15 141 (3.84%) Junior
16 140 (3.82%) Tester
17 132 (3.60%) Senior DevOps
18 128 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
19 127 (3.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (21.15%) Node.js
2 726 (19.79%) .NET
3 609 (16.60%) Ruby on Rails
4 577 (15.73%) RESTful
5 525 (14.31%) HTML
6 459 (12.51%) CSS
7 445 (12.13%) ASP.NET
8 418 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 416 (11.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 399 (10.87%) AngularJS
11 341 (9.29%) WCF
12 333 (9.08%) React
13 313 (8.53%) .NET Framework
14 287 (7.82%) Entity Framework
15 282 (7.69%) Web Services
16 238 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 238 (6.49%) Code First Entity Framework
17 193 (5.26%) REST
18 153 (4.17%) .NET Core
19 141 (3.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 286 (7.80%) Fintech
2 216 (5.89%) User Experience
3 176 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
4 170 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 145 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 127 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 121 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 107 (2.92%) Public Cloud
9 104 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
10 89 (2.43%) Equities
11 86 (2.34%) Derivative
12 85 (2.32%) Fixed Income
12 85 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 85 (2.32%) Hedge funds
13 67 (1.83%) Social Media
14 65 (1.77%) BBC
15 63 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
16 55 (1.50%) Virtual Team
17 42 (1.14%) Algorithms
17 42 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,297 (35.35%) Linux
2 385 (10.49%) Windows
3 326 (8.89%) Unix
4 224 (6.11%) CentOS
5 202 (5.51%) Ubuntu
6 172 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 143 (3.90%) Android
8 127 (3.46%) Apple iOS
9 87 (2.37%) Windows Server
10 53 (1.44%) Debian
11 32 (0.87%) Fedora
12 23 (0.63%) SUSE
13 22 (0.60%) Solaris
13 22 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (0.41%) Windows 10
16 15 (0.41%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.38%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,853 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,252 (34.12%) DevOps
3 953 (25.97%) TDD
4 737 (20.09%) BDD
5 680 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
6 667 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 612 (16.68%) Open Source
8 577 (15.73%) Software Engineering
9 554 (15.10%) Configuration Management
10 525 (14.31%) MVC
11 439 (11.97%) Scrum
12 435 (11.86%) Web Application Development
13 390 (10.63%) Microservices
14 365 (9.95%) Computer Science
15 325 (8.86%) OO
16 276 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
17 251 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
18 241 (6.57%) Web Development
19 233 (6.35%) Mentoring
20 215 (5.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2,197 (59.88%) Python
2 1,438 (39.19%) Java
3 1,074 (29.27%) C#
4 1,069 (29.14%) JavaScript
5 739 (20.14%) Bash Shell
6 695 (18.94%) SQL
7 538 (14.66%) Perl
8 509 (13.87%) Go
9 483 (13.16%) C++
10 445 (12.13%) PHP
11 280 (7.63%) Scala
12 228 (6.21%) C
13 226 (6.16%) PowerShell
14 127 (3.46%) Shell Script
15 119 (3.24%) ES6
16 111 (3.03%) Korn
17 102 (2.78%) Bourne shell
17 102 (2.78%) Elixir
18 97 (2.64%) Objective-C
19 89 (2.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 496 (13.52%) Degree
2 179 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 81 (2.21%) AWS Certification
5 73 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 47 (1.28%) RHCE
7 45 (1.23%) RHCSA
8 38 (1.04%) CISSP
9 37 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.84%) OSCP
11 26 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 25 (0.68%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
14 21 (0.57%) CEH
15 19 (0.52%) PhD
16 18 (0.49%) ISEB
17 15 (0.41%) SANS
18 12 (0.33%) CREST Certified
19 11 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 10 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (7.60%) QA
2 25 (0.68%) GDPR
3 22 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.46%) SLA
5 9 (0.25%) EMIR
5 9 (0.25%) MiFID
6 8 (0.22%) PMO
7 6 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.16%) FATCA
8 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.082%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.055%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.027%) GAMP
11 1 (0.027%) SEPA
System Software
1 848 (23.11%) Docker
2 194 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 43 (1.17%) vSphere
6 40 (1.09%) HDFS
7 39 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 19 (0.52%) Varnish
10 16 (0.44%) iptables
11 15 (0.41%) Xen
12 14 (0.38%) pfSense
13 11 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.22%) NFS
15 8 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.19%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.16%) KVM
17 6 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 863 (23.52%) Puppet
2 778 (21.20%) Ansible
3 599 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
4 580 (15.81%) Kubernetes
5 471 (12.84%) Terraform
6 147 (4.01%) Salt
7 127 (3.46%) Packer
8 113 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
9 112 (3.05%) Nagios
10 109 (2.97%) Graphite
11 99 (2.70%) Grafana
12 96 (2.62%) Prometheus
13 93 (2.53%) Consul
13 93 (2.53%) ZABBIX
14 72 (1.96%) Kibana
15 62 (1.69%) HAProxy
16 54 (1.47%) Opsview
17 29 (0.79%) Mesos
18 27 (0.74%) Cobbler
19 22 (0.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 365 (9.95%) Google
2 268 (7.30%) Red Hat
3 247 (6.73%) VMware
4 211 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 206 (5.61%) Oracle
6 92 (2.51%) Apple
7 81 (2.21%) Splunk
8 71 (1.94%) Facebook
9 65 (1.77%) Sony
9 65 (1.77%) Yahoo!
10 53 (1.44%) Bloomberg
10 53 (1.44%) Reuters
11 50 (1.36%) New Relic
12 48 (1.31%) Atlassian
12 48 (1.31%) FXall
12 48 (1.31%) MarketAxess
12 48 (1.31%) Tradeweb
13 38 (1.04%) Cisco
14 37 (1.01%) ION Trading
15 36 (0.98%) SAP