Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 105 95
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 +29
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 4,422 5,316 5,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 3.04% 3.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 5.50% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,666 4,626 5,175
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 92,668 96,630 101,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.66% 55.35% 52.67%
Number of salaries quoted 77,057 79,329 87,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -19 4,146 £55,000 - 548
London +5 2,280 £65,000 +4.00% 276
UK excluding London -42 2,074 £47,500 - 298
North of England -15 644 £47,500 - 81
South East -65 612 £47,500 - 65
North West -29 318 £47,500 - 33
Yorkshire 0 290 £50,000 +5.26% 41
South West -11 225 £50,000 - 42
Midlands -48 220 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Scotland -9 165 £50,000 +25.00% 17
East of England -63 155 £45,000 -14.29% 48
West Midlands -22 135 £52,500 +31.25% 16
East Midlands -53 85 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Wales +14 41 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North East -15 35 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Northern Ireland +8 15 £62,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2,581 (58.37%) Python
2 2,436 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1,652 (37.36%) Java
4 1,569 (35.48%) Linux
5 1,502 (33.97%) Amazon AWS
6 1,496 (33.83%) DevOps
7 1,394 (31.52%) TDD
8 1,341 (30.33%) C#
9 1,307 (29.56%) Git (software)
10 1,260 (28.49%) JavaScript
11 1,130 (25.55%) BDD
12 1,058 (23.93%) Docker
13 1,025 (23.18%) Puppet
14 1,018 (23.02%) Node.js
15 936 (21.17%) .NET
16 933 (21.10%) Jenkins
17 906 (20.49%) Bash Shell
18 887 (20.06%) NoSQL
19 880 (19.90%) Ansible
20 878 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
21 850 (19.22%) SQL Server
22 841 (19.02%) RESTful
23 832 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
24 827 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
25 809 (18.29%) MVC
26 801 (18.11%) Test Automation
27 747 (16.89%) SQL
28 714 (16.15%) ASP.NET
29 697 (15.76%) Finance
30 684 (15.47%) Configuration Management

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
1 271 (6.13%) Elasticsearch
2 247 (5.59%) Apache
3 149 (3.37%) OpenStack
4 144 (3.26%) nginx
5 134 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 99 (2.24%) Confluence
7 84 (1.90%) Apache Spark
8 57 (1.29%) CloudStack
9 55 (1.24%) CMS
10 49 (1.11%) WordPress
11 48 (1.09%) JBoss
12 38 (0.86%) Ethereum
13 34 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 32 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 32 (0.72%) WebSphere
15 29 (0.66%) IIS
16 25 (0.57%) MQSeries
17 21 (0.47%) Jetty
18 19 (0.43%) Apache Solr
19 14 (0.32%) EPiServer
Applications
1 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.23%) Chatbot
4 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.045%) Blender
8 1 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.023%) GIMP
8 1 (0.023%) Snapchat
8 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (0.97%) thinkFolio
2 24 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 17 (0.38%) Magento
5 12 (0.27%) SunGard GMI
6 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.045%) Shopify
9 1 (0.023%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.023%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.023%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.023%) Ripple
9 1 (0.023%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 1,502 (33.97%) Amazon AWS
2 832 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 290 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 270 (6.11%) GitHub
5 144 (3.26%) SaaS
6 135 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 122 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
8 112 (2.53%) Serverless
9 109 (2.46%) Amazon S3
10 100 (2.26%) IaaS
11 97 (2.19%) PaaS
12 96 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
13 90 (2.04%) OpenShift
14 71 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
15 63 (1.42%) Heroku
16 56 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 52 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
18 32 (0.72%) Slack
19 31 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 180 (4.07%) Internet
2 147 (3.32%) Firewall
2 147 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 140 (3.17%) DNS
4 124 (2.80%) HTTP
5 74 (1.67%) VPN
6 47 (1.06%) BGP
7 45 (1.02%) SSL
8 32 (0.72%) OSPF
9 31 (0.70%) DHCP
10 28 (0.63%) Network Security
11 27 (0.61%) WAN
12 26 (0.59%) LAN
13 24 (0.54%) SAN
14 21 (0.47%) VLAN
15 20 (0.45%) NAS
16 17 (0.38%) Multicast
16 17 (0.38%) Sourcefire
17 14 (0.32%) Wireless
18 13 (0.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 887 (20.06%) NoSQL
2 850 (19.22%) SQL Server
3 624 (14.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 496 (11.22%) MySQL
5 354 (8.01%) MongoDB
6 280 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
7 224 (5.07%) Relational Database
8 214 (4.84%) Redis
9 158 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 147 (3.32%) Big Data
11 115 (2.60%) Blockchain
12 90 (2.04%) Hadoop
13 86 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
14 67 (1.52%) Neo4j
15 49 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 36 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 34 (0.77%) MariaDB
18 29 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (0.63%) Apache Hive
20 27 (0.61%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,307 (29.56%) Git (software)
2 933 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 405 (9.16%) Selenium
4 376 (8.50%) Cucumber
5 285 (6.45%) JIRA
6 273 (6.17%) TeamCity
7 272 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 195 (4.41%) Vagrant
9 186 (4.21%) WebDriver
10 182 (4.12%) Subversion
11 178 (4.03%) Maven
12 128 (2.89%) SpecFlow
13 114 (2.58%) GitLab
14 107 (2.42%) JMeter
15 96 (2.17%) Hudson
15 96 (2.17%) JUnit
16 92 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
17 89 (2.01%) SoapUI
18 81 (1.83%) RSpec
19 76 (1.72%) Appium
General
1 697 (15.76%) Finance
2 260 (5.88%) Games
3 239 (5.40%) Banking
4 183 (4.14%) Retail
5 154 (3.48%) Marketing
6 114 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 94 (2.13%) Advertising
8 65 (1.47%) Front Office
9 62 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.40%) Law
10 53 (1.20%) Electronics
11 44 (1.00%) French Language
11 44 (1.00%) German Language
12 43 (0.97%) Italian Language
13 41 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 35 (0.79%) Music Industry
15 32 (0.72%) Legal
16 17 (0.38%) Back Office
17 16 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,887 (42.67%) Developer
2 811 (18.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 664 (15.02%) .NET Developer
4 268 (6.06%) Software Engineer
5 267 (6.04%) Linux Engineer
6 262 (5.92%) Senior Developer
7 240 (5.43%) Ruby Developer
8 232 (5.25%) C# Developer
9 206 (4.66%) Software Developer
10 200 (4.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 195 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 193 (4.36%) Test Engineer
13 185 (4.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 179 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
15 177 (4.00%) Tester
16 170 (3.84%) ASP.NET Developer
16 170 (3.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 165 (3.73%) Java Developer
18 163 (3.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 162 (3.66%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,018 (23.02%) Node.js
2 936 (21.17%) .NET
3 841 (19.02%) RESTful
4 714 (16.15%) ASP.NET
5 666 (15.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 660 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 651 (14.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 619 (14.00%) HTML
9 564 (12.75%) WCF
10 560 (12.66%) CSS
11 516 (11.67%) AngularJS
12 482 (10.90%) .NET Framework
13 457 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 445 (10.06%) Entity Framework
15 413 (9.34%) React
16 371 (8.39%) Code First Entity Framework
17 307 (6.94%) Web Services
18 252 (5.70%) REST
19 208 (4.70%) HTML5
20 186 (4.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 340 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 284 (6.42%) Fintech
3 245 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
4 161 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 159 (3.60%) Public Cloud
6 150 (3.39%) User Experience
7 146 (3.30%) Data Centre
8 134 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
9 128 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
10 85 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
11 79 (1.79%) Derivative
12 78 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 75 (1.70%) Equities
14 73 (1.65%) Social Media
15 70 (1.58%) Hedge funds
16 68 (1.54%) Algorithms
17 67 (1.52%) Fixed Income
17 67 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
18 64 (1.45%) BBC
19 63 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1,569 (35.48%) Linux
2 526 (11.90%) Windows
3 382 (8.64%) Unix
4 164 (3.71%) CentOS
5 146 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 142 (3.21%) Ubuntu
7 129 (2.92%) Android
8 125 (2.83%) Apple iOS
9 88 (1.99%) Windows Server
10 59 (1.33%) Debian
11 43 (0.97%) Fedora
12 26 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 25 (0.57%) SUSE
14 23 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (0.50%) Solaris
15 22 (0.50%) VMS
16 17 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (0.36%) CoreOS
18 13 (0.29%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,436 (55.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,496 (33.83%) DevOps
3 1,394 (31.52%) TDD
4 1,130 (25.55%) BDD
5 878 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
6 809 (18.29%) MVC
7 801 (18.11%) Test Automation
8 684 (15.47%) Configuration Management
9 668 (15.11%) Open Source
10 662 (14.97%) Web Application Development
11 598 (13.52%) Software Engineering
12 564 (12.75%) Scrum
13 371 (8.39%) OO
14 341 (7.71%) Microservices
15 313 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
16 300 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
17 274 (6.20%) Mentoring
18 262 (5.92%) Web Development
19 252 (5.70%) Kanban
20 237 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,581 (58.37%) Python
2 1,652 (37.36%) Java
3 1,341 (30.33%) C#
4 1,260 (28.49%) JavaScript
5 906 (20.49%) Bash Shell
6 747 (16.89%) SQL
7 649 (14.68%) Perl
8 499 (11.28%) Go
9 483 (10.92%) C++
10 455 (10.29%) PHP
11 328 (7.42%) Scala
12 321 (7.26%) PowerShell
13 242 (5.47%) C
14 177 (4.00%) Shell Script
15 137 (3.10%) Elixir
16 108 (2.44%) Korn
17 100 (2.26%) Bourne shell
18 87 (1.97%) F#
19 86 (1.94%) ES6
20 79 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 489 (11.06%) Degree
2 155 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 118 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 61 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 56 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 55 (1.24%) AWS Certification
7 52 (1.18%) RHCE
8 47 (1.06%) RHCSA
9 46 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
10 36 (0.81%) OSCP
11 34 (0.77%) CEH
11 34 (0.77%) CISSP
12 30 (0.68%) PhD
13 26 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 23 (0.52%) SANS
15 19 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.36%) Master's Degree
17 15 (0.34%) GCIH
17 15 (0.34%) RHCA
17 15 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (8.25%) QA
2 30 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 21 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.36%) SLA
5 14 (0.32%) EMIR
5 14 (0.32%) GDPR
5 14 (0.32%) MiFID
6 8 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.18%) FATCA
6 8 (0.18%) PMO
7 3 (0.068%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.068%) DICOM
7 3 (0.068%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.068%) HL7
8 2 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.045%) SEPA
8 2 (0.045%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 1 (0.023%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.023%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.023%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,058 (23.93%) Docker
2 201 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (2.42%) vSphere
4 74 (1.67%) Active Directory
5 68 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 40 (0.90%) HDFS
8 36 (0.81%) Xen
9 33 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (0.72%) XenServer
11 25 (0.57%) VirtualBox
12 22 (0.50%) NFS
13 21 (0.47%) Varnish
14 20 (0.45%) KVM
14 20 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (0.41%) iptables
16 17 (0.38%) Snort
17 15 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
18 12 (0.27%) VMware Server
19 9 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,025 (23.18%) Puppet
2 880 (19.90%) Ansible
3 827 (18.70%) Opscode Chef
4 671 (15.17%) Kubernetes
5 477 (10.79%) Terraform
6 189 (4.27%) Nagios
7 178 (4.03%) Salt
8 128 (2.89%) Docker Swarm
9 124 (2.80%) Kibana
10 122 (2.76%) ZABBIX
11 119 (2.69%) Packer
12 103 (2.33%) Grafana
13 81 (1.83%) Consul
14 74 (1.67%) Graphite
15 72 (1.63%) Prometheus
16 71 (1.61%) Cobbler
17 61 (1.38%) HAProxy
18 52 (1.18%) Opsview
19 39 (0.88%) Mesos
20 37 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 443 (10.02%) Google
2 304 (6.87%) VMware
3 296 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 245 (5.54%) Red Hat
5 243 (5.50%) Oracle
6 122 (2.76%) Splunk
7 107 (2.42%) Facebook
8 88 (1.99%) New Relic
9 81 (1.83%) Apple
10 64 (1.45%) Sony
10 64 (1.45%) Yahoo!
11 56 (1.27%) Bloomberg
12 55 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 55 (1.24%) Cisco
13 53 (1.20%) Reuters
14 48 (1.09%) AppDynamics
15 45 (1.02%) WorldPay
16 43 (0.97%) FXall
16 43 (0.97%) MarketAxess
16 43 (0.97%) SaltStack