Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 130 103
Rank change year-on-year -44 -27 -2
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 2,760 4,238 5,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.60% 3.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.73% 4.71% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,224 3,497 4,846
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 73,952 89,966 99,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.76% 55.24% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 60,929 74,943 81,793
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 13 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 17 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 13 November 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 -40 2,555 £57,500 - 605
London -39 1,395 £65,000 - 308
UK excluding London -23 1,326 £50,000 - 325
South East +8 450 £52,500 +5.00% 91
North of England -46 357 £50,000 - 114
North West -13 184 £53,321 +6.64% 60
South West -17 176 £45,000 -12.34% 37
Yorkshire -53 155 £50,000 - 48
Scotland +4 146 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East of England +24 87 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Midlands -51 73 £50,000 - 25
West Midlands -40 48 £52,500 - 15
Northern Ireland +15 29 £40,000 -36.00% 4
East Midlands -18 25 £42,500 -2.86% 10
North East +7 18 £43,750 -2.78% 6
Wales -21 9 £39,500 +5.33% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 1,698 (61.52%) Python
2 1,413 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,022 (37.03%) DevOps
4 1,013 (36.70%) AWS
5 1,009 (36.56%) Java
6 981 (35.54%) Linux
7 826 (29.93%) JavaScript
8 799 (28.95%) Docker
9 710 (25.72%) Git (software)
10 653 (23.66%) TDD
11 643 (23.30%) Puppet
12 632 (22.90%) Kubernetes
13 612 (22.17%) C#
14 602 (21.81%) Ansible
15 600 (21.74%) Azure
16 564 (20.43%) Bash Shell
17 540 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
18 524 (18.99%) Test Automation
19 513 (18.59%) Software Engineering
20 499 (18.08%) Ruby on Rails
21 487 (17.64%) Jenkins
21 487 (17.64%) Node.js
22 476 (17.25%) Terraform
23 455 (16.49%) BDD
24 423 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
25 421 (15.25%) .NET
26 408 (14.78%) Finance
27 395 (14.31%) Go
28 392 (14.20%) SQL
28 392 (14.20%) Scrum

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
1 140 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
2 101 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 89 (3.22%) Apache
4 78 (2.83%) Confluence
5 77 (2.79%) OpenStack
6 71 (2.57%) nginx
7 64 (2.32%) JBoss
8 55 (1.99%) IIS
9 49 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (1.27%) CMS
11 23 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 23 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.76%) CloudStack
14 18 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.65%) Headless CMS
14 18 (0.65%) WordPress
15 15 (0.54%) Apache TomEE
16 9 (0.33%) MS Exchange
17 6 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.14%) InVision
2 4 (0.14%) Zeplin
3 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.072%) SPSS
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.036%) Sketch
5 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 38 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
2 20 (0.72%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.22%) Magento
4 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.072%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.036%) Relativity
6 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,013 (36.70%) AWS
2 600 (21.74%) Azure
3 312 (11.30%) GCP
4 239 (8.66%) SaaS
5 158 (5.72%) Serverless
6 136 (4.93%) GitHub
7 111 (4.02%) OpenShift
8 103 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 98 (3.55%) PaaS
10 82 (2.97%) IaaS
11 81 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
12 79 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
13 77 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
14 66 (2.39%) Amazon S3
15 49 (1.78%) Heroku
16 48 (1.74%) Slack
17 44 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 41 (1.49%) Datadog
19 38 (1.38%) Office 365
20 35 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 145 (5.25%) Firewall
3 137 (4.96%) DNS
4 63 (2.28%) VPN
5 59 (2.14%) HTTP
6 48 (1.74%) DHCP
7 46 (1.67%) Internet
8 24 (0.87%) SSL
9 22 (0.80%) Kerberos
10 21 (0.76%) Network Security
11 18 (0.65%) SAN
11 18 (0.65%) VLAN
12 15 (0.54%) HTTPS
12 15 (0.54%) Skype
13 14 (0.51%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.47%) SMTP
15 12 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.33%) SMS
16 9 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 344 (12.46%) NoSQL
3 333 (12.07%) MySQL
4 219 (7.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 182 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
6 144 (5.22%) MongoDB
7 85 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 81 (2.93%) Big Data
9 70 (2.54%) Redis
10 49 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
10 49 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 35 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.12%) MariaDB
13 28 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (0.72%) Neo4j
17 19 (0.69%) CouchDB
18 18 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 710 (25.72%) Git (software)
2 487 (17.64%) Jenkins
3 288 (10.43%) Selenium
4 196 (7.10%) Cucumber
5 164 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 163 (5.91%) JIRA
7 135 (4.89%) WebDriver
8 108 (3.91%) RSpec
9 93 (3.37%) JMeter
10 92 (3.33%) TeamCity
11 79 (2.86%) GitLab
12 77 (2.79%) Subversion
13 69 (2.50%) Maven
14 66 (2.39%) Appium
14 66 (2.39%) Vagrant
15 61 (2.21%) Ant
16 57 (2.07%) Bitbucket
16 57 (2.07%) SoapUI
17 53 (1.92%) CircleCI
18 52 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 408 (14.78%) Finance
2 169 (6.12%) Banking
3 123 (4.46%) Games
4 113 (4.09%) Retail
5 79 (2.86%) Marketing
6 73 (2.64%) Public Sector
7 45 (1.63%) Law
8 31 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 26 (0.94%) Front Office
9 26 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 24 (0.87%) Billing
10 24 (0.87%) German Language
11 23 (0.83%) French Language
11 23 (0.83%) Italian Language
11 23 (0.83%) Spanish Language
12 21 (0.76%) Advertising
13 18 (0.65%) Music Industry
14 16 (0.58%) Legal
15 9 (0.33%) Publishing
16 8 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 989 (35.83%) Developer
2 502 (18.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 235 (8.51%) .NET Developer
4 229 (8.30%) Software Engineer
5 228 (8.26%) Ruby Developer
6 202 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
7 179 (6.49%) Senior Developer
8 174 (6.30%) C# Developer
9 167 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 153 (5.54%) Software Developer
11 139 (5.04%) AWS Engineer
12 121 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
13 120 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 117 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
14 117 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 115 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
16 110 (3.99%) Test Engineer
17 99 (3.59%) Java Developer
17 99 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
18 94 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (18.08%) Ruby on Rails
2 487 (17.64%) Node.js
3 421 (15.25%) .NET
4 319 (11.56%) RESTful
5 317 (11.49%) HTML
6 280 (10.14%) CSS
7 250 (9.06%) AngularJS
7 250 (9.06%) React
8 237 (8.59%) ASP.NET
9 229 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 219 (7.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 202 (7.32%) .NET Framework
12 197 (7.14%) Entity Framework
13 192 (6.96%) WCF
14 190 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 186 (6.74%) Code First Entity Framework
16 182 (6.59%) Web Services
17 141 (5.11%) JSON
18 138 (5.00%) REST
19 131 (4.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.79%) Public Cloud
2 178 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 121 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 97 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 94 (3.41%) User Experience
7 89 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
8 84 (3.04%) Data Centre
9 80 (2.90%) Cloud Native
10 63 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 56 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
12 40 (1.45%) Private Cloud
13 39 (1.41%) Virtual Team
14 37 (1.34%) Management Information System
15 35 (1.27%) Clustering
15 35 (1.27%) Fixed Income
15 35 (1.27%) Hedge funds
16 33 (1.20%) Equities
17 30 (1.09%) Derivative
18 28 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 981 (35.54%) Linux
2 357 (12.93%) Windows
3 180 (6.52%) Unix
4 150 (5.43%) Android
5 142 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 133 (4.82%) CentOS
7 87 (3.15%) Windows Server
8 86 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (2.46%) Ubuntu
10 28 (1.01%) Debian
11 27 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 24 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.36%) Solaris
16 7 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
17 6 (0.22%) SUSE
18 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,413 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,022 (37.03%) DevOps
3 653 (23.66%) TDD
4 524 (18.99%) Test Automation
5 513 (18.59%) Software Engineering
6 455 (16.49%) BDD
7 423 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
8 392 (14.20%) Scrum
9 361 (13.08%) Configuration Management
10 342 (12.39%) Microservices
11 325 (11.78%) MVC
12 295 (10.69%) Open Source
13 264 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
14 257 (9.31%) Infrastructure as Code
15 226 (8.19%) Mentoring
16 222 (8.04%) Web Application Development
17 212 (7.68%) Continuous Delivery
18 210 (7.61%) Fintech
19 194 (7.03%) Computer Science
20 187 (6.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,698 (61.52%) Python
2 1,009 (36.56%) Java
3 826 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 612 (22.17%) C#
5 564 (20.43%) Bash Shell
6 395 (14.31%) Go
7 392 (14.20%) SQL
8 383 (13.88%) PHP
9 347 (12.57%) Perl
10 315 (11.41%) PowerShell
11 214 (7.75%) C++
12 110 (3.99%) C
13 103 (3.73%) Scala
14 101 (3.66%) Groovy
15 75 (2.72%) Shell Script
16 71 (2.57%) Apple Swift
17 70 (2.54%) Objective-C
18 69 (2.50%) Java 8
19 51 (1.85%) Elixir
20 49 (1.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 248 (8.99%) Degree
2 118 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 70 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 59 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 23 (0.83%) ISEB
7 17 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 12 (0.43%) CCNA
9 12 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.33%) CREST Certified
11 9 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (0.29%) CCNP
12 8 (0.29%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.29%) OSCP
13 7 (0.25%) PhD
14 5 (0.18%) GCFA
14 5 (0.18%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (6.67%) QA
2 31 (1.12%) SLA
3 26 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.40%) GDPR
6 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.072%) NIST
9 2 (0.072%) PMO
10 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.036%) JTAG
10 1 (0.036%) WCAG
System Software
1 799 (28.95%) Docker
2 70 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.43%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.20%) vSphere
4 33 (1.20%) Xen
5 30 (1.09%) Varnish
6 26 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 24 (0.87%) KVM
8 23 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 22 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.62%) HDFS
11 16 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 13 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.43%) NFS
14 8 (0.29%) Ceph
15 7 (0.25%) Samba
16 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.22%) Btrfs
16 6 (0.22%) DRBD
16 6 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 643 (23.30%) Puppet
2 632 (22.90%) Kubernetes
3 602 (21.81%) Ansible
4 540 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
5 476 (17.25%) Terraform
6 131 (4.75%) Nagios
7 113 (4.09%) Prometheus
8 101 (3.66%) Grafana
9 100 (3.62%) Packer
10 90 (3.26%) ZABBIX
11 89 (3.22%) Docker Swarm
12 81 (2.93%) Graphite
12 81 (2.93%) Salt
13 75 (2.72%) Kibana
14 60 (2.17%) Consul
15 48 (1.74%) Rancher
16 32 (1.16%) Opsview
17 31 (1.12%) logstash
18 28 (1.01%) HAProxy
19 25 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 219 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 214 (7.75%) Google
3 172 (6.23%) Oracle
4 108 (3.91%) VMware
5 101 (3.66%) Splunk
6 80 (2.90%) New Relic
6 80 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 56 (2.03%) IBM
8 47 (1.70%) WorldPay
9 43 (1.56%) AppDynamics
9 43 (1.56%) Atlassian
10 37 (1.34%) SaltStack
11 35 (1.27%) PagerDuty
11 35 (1.27%) Spotify
12 33 (1.20%) Apple
12 33 (1.20%) Dynatrace
13 31 (1.12%) CyberArk
14 30 (1.09%) Cisco
14 30 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (1.09%) SAP