Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +32
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5,028 5,438 5,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.90% 3.04% 2.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.19% 5.49% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,202 4,814 5,354
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%

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 96,936 99,071 105,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.90% 55.44% 52.35%
Number of salaries quoted 80,564 82,705 91,646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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 -11 4,679 £55,000 - 626
UK excluding London -13 2,522 £47,500 +5.56% 361
London +1 2,413 £65,000 +4.00% 302
North of England -12 745 £47,500 - 121
South East -37 738 £47,500 - 89
North West -11 372 £47,500 +5.56% 57
Yorkshire +2 317 £50,000 -9.09% 48
Midlands -12 284 £46,000 +8.24% 32
South West +31 272 £50,000 +5.26% 45
East of England -22 211 £45,000 -14.29% 37
Scotland +2 199 £48,000 +6.67% 27
East Midlands -3 142 £42,500 - 13
West Midlands -5 142 £50,000 +25.00% 19
Wales +52 64 £40,000 -4.76% 4
North East -27 56 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Northern Ireland +9 12 £52,500 +31.25% 6

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 2,848 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2,794 (55.57%) Python
3 1,866 (37.11%) Java
4 1,785 (35.50%) TDD
5 1,728 (34.37%) Linux
6 1,641 (32.64%) Amazon AWS
7 1,632 (32.46%) DevOps
8 1,597 (31.76%) C#
9 1,575 (31.32%) Git (software)
10 1,528 (30.39%) JavaScript
11 1,420 (28.24%) BDD
12 1,332 (26.49%) Node.js
13 1,197 (23.81%) .NET
14 1,176 (23.39%) NoSQL
15 1,129 (22.45%) RESTful
16 1,127 (22.41%) Docker
17 1,071 (21.30%) SQL Server
18 1,067 (21.22%) Puppet
19 1,054 (20.96%) MVC
20 1,033 (20.54%) Jenkins
21 1,006 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
22 964 (19.17%) Ansible
23 941 (18.72%) Bash Shell
24 938 (18.66%) ASP.NET
25 916 (18.22%) Test Automation
26 907 (18.04%) Opscode Chef
27 895 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
28 892 (17.74%) Web Application Development
29 883 (17.56%) ASP.NET Web API
30 846 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure

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 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 265 (5.27%) Apache
3 157 (3.12%) nginx
4 150 (2.98%) Tomcat
5 147 (2.92%) OpenStack
6 109 (2.17%) Confluence
7 103 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 66 (1.31%) CloudStack
9 62 (1.23%) WordPress
10 55 (1.09%) Ethereum
11 54 (1.07%) JBoss
12 47 (0.93%) CMS
13 41 (0.82%) IIS
14 37 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
15 34 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 31 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 30 (0.60%) Jetty
18 28 (0.56%) Apache Solr
19 23 (0.46%) MQSeries
20 18 (0.36%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 16 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.20%) Chatbot
3 10 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.040%) Blender
8 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.020%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 38 (0.76%) thinkFolio
2 32 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.38%) Magento
4 18 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.099%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.060%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.060%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 3 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.060%) Shopify
9 2 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.020%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 1,641 (32.64%) Amazon AWS
2 846 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 327 (6.50%) GitHub
4 251 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 171 (3.40%) SaaS
6 157 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 129 (2.57%) OpenShift
8 124 (2.47%) IaaS
9 122 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
10 119 (2.37%) Serverless
11 103 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
12 102 (2.03%) PaaS
13 92 (1.83%) Amazon S3
14 77 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
15 62 (1.23%) Heroku
16 58 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 51 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 44 (0.88%) Slack
19 33 (0.66%) Office 365
20 29 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 192 (3.82%) Internet
2 182 (3.62%) DNS
3 176 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 150 (2.98%) Firewall
5 145 (2.88%) HTTP
6 77 (1.53%) VPN
7 63 (1.25%) SSL
8 32 (0.64%) BGP
9 27 (0.54%) OSPF
10 26 (0.52%) Network Security
11 25 (0.50%) WAN
12 24 (0.48%) Wireless
13 23 (0.46%) Broadband
13 23 (0.46%) DHCP
13 23 (0.46%) SMTP
14 22 (0.44%) SAN
15 19 (0.38%) LAN
16 18 (0.36%) NAS
16 18 (0.36%) SMS
17 16 (0.32%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,176 (23.39%) NoSQL
2 1,071 (21.30%) SQL Server
3 793 (15.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 539 (10.72%) MySQL
5 383 (7.62%) MongoDB
6 327 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
7 236 (4.69%) Redis
8 228 (4.53%) Relational Database
9 197 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 164 (3.26%) Big Data
11 139 (2.76%) Blockchain
12 137 (2.72%) Hadoop
13 71 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
14 69 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 63 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
16 48 (0.95%) Neo4j
17 33 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (0.66%) MariaDB
18 31 (0.62%) Couchbase
19 28 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,575 (31.32%) Git (software)
2 1,033 (20.54%) Jenkins
3 521 (10.36%) Selenium
4 488 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 303 (6.03%) JIRA
6 293 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 271 (5.39%) TeamCity
8 204 (4.06%) WebDriver
9 196 (3.90%) Vagrant
10 184 (3.66%) Maven
11 180 (3.58%) Subversion
12 144 (2.86%) JMeter
13 136 (2.70%) SoapUI
14 130 (2.59%) JUnit
15 129 (2.57%) GitLab
16 105 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
17 104 (2.07%) RSpec
18 101 (2.01%) SpecFlow
19 92 (1.83%) Appium
20 91 (1.81%) Bitbucket
General
1 822 (16.35%) Finance
2 269 (5.35%) Games
3 244 (4.85%) Banking
4 243 (4.83%) Retail
5 188 (3.74%) Marketing
6 184 (3.66%) Advertising
7 125 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.33%) Front Office
9 57 (1.13%) Law
10 47 (0.93%) Music Industry
11 44 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 44 (0.88%) Legal
12 43 (0.86%) Electronics
13 38 (0.76%) French Language
13 38 (0.76%) German Language
13 38 (0.76%) Italian Language
14 36 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 22 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.36%) Back Office
17 14 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,323 (46.20%) Developer
2 878 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 845 (16.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 305 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
5 300 (5.97%) Software Engineer
6 295 (5.87%) Senior Developer
7 273 (5.43%) Ruby Developer
8 238 (4.73%) Software Developer
9 237 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
10 226 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
11 224 (4.46%) Java Developer
12 219 (4.36%) C# Developer
13 209 (4.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 196 (3.90%) AWS DevOps
14 196 (3.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 192 (3.82%) Tester
16 188 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
16 188 (3.74%) Test Engineer
17 180 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 172 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,332 (26.49%) Node.js
2 1,197 (23.81%) .NET
3 1,129 (22.45%) RESTful
4 938 (18.66%) ASP.NET
5 895 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 883 (17.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 785 (15.61%) WCF
8 742 (14.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 722 (14.36%) Ruby on Rails
10 712 (14.16%) HTML
11 673 (13.39%) AngularJS
12 652 (12.97%) CSS
13 632 (12.57%) .NET Framework
14 575 (11.44%) Entity Framework
15 509 (10.12%) Code First Entity Framework
16 483 (9.61%) React
17 408 (8.11%) Web Services
18 276 (5.49%) REST
19 250 (4.97%) HTML5
20 249 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 357 (7.10%) Computer Science
2 337 (6.70%) Fintech
3 291 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
4 223 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 191 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 190 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
7 180 (3.58%) User Experience
8 134 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
9 128 (2.55%) Data Centre
10 119 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
11 93 (1.85%) Private Cloud
12 78 (1.55%) Social Media
13 73 (1.45%) Algorithms
14 69 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
15 65 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 63 (1.25%) Hedge funds
17 62 (1.23%) Management Information System
18 58 (1.15%) BBC
18 58 (1.15%) Derivative
18 58 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,728 (34.37%) Linux
2 615 (12.23%) Windows
3 436 (8.67%) Unix
4 173 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 158 (3.14%) Android
6 153 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 147 (2.92%) CentOS
8 117 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 77 (1.53%) Windows Server
10 60 (1.19%) Debian
11 34 (0.68%) Fedora
12 24 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.44%) Solaris
13 22 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
15 17 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.32%) VMS
17 15 (0.30%) SUSE
18 11 (0.22%) CoreOS
19 10 (0.20%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,848 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1,785 (35.50%) TDD
3 1,632 (32.46%) DevOps
4 1,420 (28.24%) BDD
5 1,054 (20.96%) MVC
6 1,006 (20.01%) Continuous Integration
7 916 (18.22%) Test Automation
8 892 (17.74%) Web Application Development
9 721 (14.34%) Software Engineering
10 715 (14.22%) Configuration Management
11 644 (12.81%) Open Source
12 640 (12.73%) Scrum
13 485 (9.65%) OO
14 385 (7.66%) Microservices
15 340 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 321 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
17 316 (6.28%) Mentoring
18 300 (5.97%) Kanban
18 300 (5.97%) Web Development
19 264 (5.25%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,794 (55.57%) Python
2 1,866 (37.11%) Java
3 1,597 (31.76%) C#
4 1,528 (30.39%) JavaScript
5 941 (18.72%) Bash Shell
6 823 (16.37%) SQL
7 772 (15.35%) Perl
8 584 (11.61%) PHP
9 519 (10.32%) Go
10 506 (10.06%) C++
11 381 (7.58%) PowerShell
12 340 (6.76%) Scala
13 274 (5.45%) C
14 217 (4.32%) Shell Script
15 137 (2.72%) Elixir
16 112 (2.23%) F#
16 112 (2.23%) Groovy
17 100 (1.99%) Korn
18 94 (1.87%) Bourne shell
19 80 (1.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 458 (9.11%) Degree
2 147 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 130 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.23%) AWS Certification
5 52 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 51 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 47 (0.93%) RHCE
8 44 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 44 (0.88%) RHCSA
9 41 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 39 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
11 38 (0.76%) CEH
12 35 (0.70%) CISSP
13 34 (0.68%) OSCP
14 31 (0.62%) PhD
15 28 (0.56%) Master's Degree
16 25 (0.50%) ISEB
17 21 (0.42%) CISA
18 16 (0.32%) CREST Certified
19 15 (0.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (7.40%) QA
2 93 (1.85%) GCP
3 56 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.34%) GDPR
6 12 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.18%) EMIR
7 9 (0.18%) MiFID
8 8 (0.16%) SLA
9 5 (0.099%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.099%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.080%) FATCA
10 4 (0.080%) PSD2
11 3 (0.060%) DICOM
11 3 (0.060%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.060%) HL7
11 3 (0.060%) SEPA
12 2 (0.040%) WCAG
13 1 (0.020%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1,127 (22.41%) Docker
2 181 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (2.31%) vSphere
4 79 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 61 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (0.74%) HDFS
6 37 (0.74%) Xen
7 34 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 30 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (0.60%) XenServer
9 29 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.50%) KVM
11 24 (0.48%) Hyper-V
12 22 (0.44%) NFS
12 22 (0.44%) Varnish
13 21 (0.42%) VirtualBox
14 17 (0.34%) Snort
15 15 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 14 (0.28%) iptables
16 14 (0.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,067 (21.22%) Puppet
2 964 (19.17%) Ansible
3 907 (18.04%) Opscode Chef
4 653 (12.99%) Kubernetes
5 506 (10.06%) Terraform
6 211 (4.20%) Nagios
7 175 (3.48%) Salt
8 144 (2.86%) Kibana
9 127 (2.53%) Packer
10 112 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
11 102 (2.03%) ZABBIX
12 81 (1.61%) Grafana
13 80 (1.59%) Cobbler
14 76 (1.51%) Consul
15 59 (1.17%) HAProxy
16 58 (1.15%) Graphite
17 49 (0.97%) Prometheus
18 40 (0.80%) Tivoli
19 38 (0.76%) Mesos
19 38 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 445 (8.85%) Google
2 348 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 289 (5.75%) Oracle
4 277 (5.51%) VMware
5 244 (4.85%) Red Hat
6 179 (3.56%) Splunk
7 140 (2.78%) Facebook
8 104 (2.07%) New Relic
9 82 (1.63%) WorldPay
10 80 (1.59%) Apple
11 71 (1.41%) Atlassian
12 62 (1.23%) Cisco
13 60 (1.19%) AppDynamics
14 58 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 58 (1.15%) Sony
14 58 (1.15%) Yahoo!
15 53 (1.05%) SaltStack
16 49 (0.97%) Bloomberg
17 46 (0.91%) Reuters
18 44 (0.88%) SAP