Period
to 21 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 94 124
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30 +18
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 5407 5870 5505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 2.98% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.52% 5.68% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4734 5241 4754
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +12.50%

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 97871 103266 111784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.60% 52.40% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80870 89392 95202
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 15 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 August 2017. 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 -10 5113 £55,000 - 391
UK excluding London +44 2909 £45,000 -3.23% 216
London -24 2401 £62,500 +4.17% 201
South East +42 990 £47,500 -5.00% 60
North of England +26 852 £47,500 +11.76% 68
North West +41 425 £45,000 +12.50% 35
Yorkshire +32 382 £52,500 +16.67% 29
Midlands +64 342 £42,500 - 19
East of England +20 287 £52,500 - 21
South West +5 242 £50,000 - 22
West Midlands +24 195 £40,000 - 11
Scotland +38 173 £42,500 -10.53% 20
East Midlands +77 147 £42,500 -5.56% 8
North East -9 46 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Wales +29 31 £40,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Ruby.

1 2929 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2741 (50.69%) Python
3 2035 (37.64%) Java
4 1866 (34.51%) Linux
5 1836 (33.96%) TDD
6 1737 (32.13%) Git (software)
7 1679 (31.05%) C#
8 1643 (30.39%) JavaScript
9 1533 (28.35%) BDD
10 1513 (27.98%) DevOps
11 1381 (25.54%) .NET
12 1361 (25.17%) Node.js
13 1339 (24.76%) Amazon AWS
14 1202 (22.23%) MVC
15 1176 (21.75%) NoSQL
16 1172 (21.68%) RESTful
17 1170 (21.64%) SQL Server
18 1169 (21.62%) Puppet
19 1082 (20.01%) Jenkins
20 1050 (19.42%) ASP.NET
21 1035 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
22 997 (18.44%) ASP.NET MVC
23 994 (18.38%) ASP.NET Web API
24 979 (18.11%) Web Application Development
25 974 (18.01%) Bash Shell
26 967 (17.88%) SQL
27 964 (17.83%) Ruby on Rails
28 941 (17.40%) HTML
29 931 (17.22%) Test Automation
30 918 (16.98%) Continuous Integration

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
1 351 (6.49%) Apache
2 338 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 305 (5.64%) OpenStack
4 268 (4.96%) nginx
5 191 (3.53%) Tomcat
6 138 (2.55%) Confluence
7 108 (2.00%) CloudStack
8 101 (1.87%) Apache Spark
9 99 (1.83%) JBoss
10 96 (1.78%) IIS
11 63 (1.17%) WordPress
12 61 (1.13%) Jetty
13 53 (0.98%) CMS
14 52 (0.96%) WebLogic
15 47 (0.87%) WebSphere
16 40 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 38 (0.70%) Drupal
18 37 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
19 19 (0.35%) NServiceBus
20 16 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 37 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.11%) Inkscape
5 5 (0.092%) GIMP
6 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.018%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 23 (0.43%) Magento
2 12 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
3 10 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.074%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1339 (24.76%) Amazon AWS
2 543 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (3.72%) GitHub
3 201 (3.72%) SaaS
4 198 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
5 153 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 136 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 100 (1.85%) PaaS
8 96 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 95 (1.76%) IaaS
10 52 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 43 (0.80%) Heroku
12 40 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
13 38 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 29 (0.54%) AWS OpsWorks
15 29 (0.54%) OpenShift
16 27 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (0.50%) Slack
17 25 (0.46%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 232 (4.29%) Internet
2 209 (3.87%) HTTP
3 173 (3.20%) Firewall
4 171 (3.16%) DNS
5 165 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 86 (1.59%) VPN
7 74 (1.37%) SSL
8 66 (1.22%) BGP
9 62 (1.15%) LDAP
9 62 (1.15%) Network Security
10 55 (1.02%) OSPF
11 46 (0.85%) SMTP
12 41 (0.76%) Wireshark
13 39 (0.72%) tcpdump
14 38 (0.70%) Junos
14 38 (0.70%) VLAN
15 37 (0.68%) VoIP
16 35 (0.65%) DHCP
16 35 (0.65%) SSH
17 30 (0.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1176 (21.75%) NoSQL
2 1170 (21.64%) SQL Server
3 669 (12.37%) MySQL
4 547 (10.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 406 (7.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 402 (7.43%) MongoDB
7 349 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
8 276 (5.10%) Relational Database
9 177 (3.27%) Redis
10 173 (3.20%) Big Data
11 160 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 138 (2.55%) Hadoop
13 77 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
14 66 (1.22%) RDBMS
15 64 (1.18%) Blockchain
16 53 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (0.92%) MariaDB
18 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 39 (0.72%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1737 (32.13%) Git (software)
2 1082 (20.01%) Jenkins
3 588 (10.87%) Cucumber
3 588 (10.87%) Selenium
4 346 (6.40%) TeamCity
5 327 (6.05%) JIRA
6 279 (5.16%) WebDriver
7 252 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 198 (3.66%) Subversion
9 168 (3.11%) JUnit
10 160 (2.96%) Maven
11 143 (2.64%) RSpec
11 143 (2.64%) Vagrant
12 137 (2.53%) JMeter
13 125 (2.31%) Appium
14 122 (2.26%) Capybara
15 111 (2.05%) Calabash
16 105 (1.94%) WATIR
17 93 (1.72%) Bitbucket
18 83 (1.54%) JBehave
General
1 636 (11.76%) Finance
2 323 (5.97%) Marketing
3 250 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 243 (4.49%) Games
5 189 (3.50%) Advertising
6 178 (3.29%) Electronics
7 171 (3.16%) Retail
8 156 (2.89%) Manufacturing
9 145 (2.68%) Banking
10 104 (1.92%) Music Industry
11 70 (1.29%) Automotive
12 44 (0.81%) Aerospace
13 39 (0.72%) Publishing
14 35 (0.65%) Back Office
15 24 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.43%) Billing
16 23 (0.43%) Legal
17 18 (0.33%) Online Betting
18 16 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2499 (46.22%) Developer
2 936 (17.31%) .NET Developer
3 869 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 344 (6.36%) Ruby Developer
5 308 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
6 306 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 284 (5.25%) Java Developer
8 260 (4.81%) Senior Developer
9 242 (4.48%) Software Developer
10 225 (4.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 218 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
12 215 (3.98%) Tester
13 208 (3.85%) Software Engineer
14 204 (3.77%) Junior
15 197 (3.64%) C# Developer
16 196 (3.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 192 (3.55%) Test Engineer
18 183 (3.38%) Analyst
18 183 (3.38%) AWS DevOps
19 174 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1381 (25.54%) .NET
2 1361 (25.17%) Node.js
3 1172 (21.68%) RESTful
4 1050 (19.42%) ASP.NET
5 997 (18.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 994 (18.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 964 (17.83%) Ruby on Rails
8 941 (17.40%) HTML
9 891 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 855 (15.81%) WCF
11 826 (15.28%) CSS
12 784 (14.50%) AngularJS
13 610 (11.28%) .NET Framework
14 587 (10.86%) Entity Framework
15 524 (9.69%) Code First Entity Framework
16 412 (7.62%) Web Services
17 386 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 344 (6.36%) KnockoutJS
19 323 (5.97%) HTML5
20 313 (5.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 431 (7.97%) Computer Science
2 262 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
3 245 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
4 210 (3.88%) User Experience
5 193 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 156 (2.89%) Fintech
7 146 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 123 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 118 (2.18%) Social Media
10 100 (1.85%) Public Cloud
11 89 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
12 88 (1.63%) BBC
13 65 (1.20%) Data Centre
14 57 (1.05%) Blog
15 53 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 51 (0.94%) Digital Media
17 48 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
17 48 (0.89%) Social Network
18 37 (0.68%) Clustering
19 35 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1866 (34.51%) Linux
2 560 (10.36%) Windows
3 477 (8.82%) Unix
4 317 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 235 (4.35%) CentOS
6 209 (3.87%) Apple iOS
7 203 (3.75%) Android
8 188 (3.48%) Ubuntu
9 95 (1.76%) Debian
9 95 (1.76%) Solaris
10 78 (1.44%) Windows Server
11 55 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.44%) VMS
14 21 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.35%) AIX
16 19 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.28%) Fedora
18 12 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2929 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1836 (33.96%) TDD
3 1533 (28.35%) BDD
4 1513 (27.98%) DevOps
5 1202 (22.23%) MVC
6 979 (18.11%) Web Application Development
7 931 (17.22%) Test Automation
8 918 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
9 762 (14.09%) Scrum
10 701 (12.96%) Software Engineering
11 658 (12.17%) Configuration Management
12 620 (11.47%) OO
13 502 (9.28%) Open Source
14 427 (7.90%) Web Development
15 401 (7.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 333 (6.16%) Kanban
17 328 (6.07%) E-Commerce
18 320 (5.92%) SDLC
19 311 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
20 276 (5.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2741 (50.69%) Python
2 2035 (37.64%) Java
3 1679 (31.05%) C#
4 1643 (30.39%) JavaScript
5 974 (18.01%) Bash Shell
6 967 (17.88%) SQL
7 865 (16.00%) Perl
8 721 (13.33%) PHP
9 502 (9.28%) C++
10 393 (7.27%) Go
11 390 (7.21%) Scala
12 302 (5.59%) C
13 246 (4.55%) PowerShell
14 227 (4.20%) Shell Script
15 130 (2.40%) F#
16 115 (2.13%) Elixir
17 92 (1.70%) Groovy
18 80 (1.48%) VB
19 75 (1.39%) Clojure
20 74 (1.37%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 511 (9.45%) Degree
2 225 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 172 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 123 (2.27%) ISTQB
5 113 (2.09%) ISEB
6 54 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 48 (0.89%) PhD
8 45 (0.83%) CISSP
8 45 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 44 (0.81%) CREST Certified
10 30 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 29 (0.54%) PMP
12 28 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 28 (0.52%) OSCP
13 25 (0.46%) RHCE
14 19 (0.35%) RHCSA
15 18 (0.33%) CEH
15 18 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 17 (0.31%) CISA
16 17 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (8.06%) QA
2 35 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.59%) GCP
3 32 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.092%) COBIT
5 5 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.074%) DICOM
6 4 (0.074%) HL7
6 4 (0.074%) PMO
6 4 (0.074%) SLA
7 3 (0.055%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.055%) MISRA
7 3 (0.055%) WCAG
8 2 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.037%) GDPR
8 2 (0.037%) JTAG
8 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.037%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.018%) IASME
System Software
1 781 (14.44%) Docker
2 179 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (2.61%) Xen
4 123 (2.27%) vSphere
5 105 (1.94%) XenServer
6 65 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 59 (1.09%) KVM
8 48 (0.89%) NFS
9 43 (0.80%) Varnish
10 38 (0.70%) Hyper-V
11 37 (0.68%) iptables
12 30 (0.55%) etcd
13 29 (0.54%) flannel
14 26 (0.48%) Active Directory
15 12 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.20%) Ceph
16 11 (0.20%) PowerHA
17 10 (0.18%) LXC
18 9 (0.17%) Shibboleth
19 8 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1169 (21.62%) Puppet
2 1035 (19.14%) Opscode Chef
3 796 (14.72%) Ansible
4 310 (5.73%) Terraform
5 298 (5.51%) Kubernetes
6 194 (3.59%) Nagios
7 178 (3.29%) Kibana
8 131 (2.42%) Salt
9 112 (2.07%) Cobbler
10 95 (1.76%) Packer
11 85 (1.57%) HAProxy
11 85 (1.57%) Tivoli
12 83 (1.54%) ZABBIX
13 67 (1.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 67 (1.24%) WSUS
14 60 (1.11%) logstash
15 54 (1.00%) Grafana
16 52 (0.96%) Mesos
17 41 (0.76%) Graphite
18 37 (0.68%) Consul
Vendors
1 399 (7.38%) Red Hat
2 367 (6.79%) Google
3 324 (5.99%) Microsoft
4 302 (5.59%) Oracle
5 256 (4.73%) VMware
6 193 (3.57%) Facebook
7 155 (2.87%) SAP
8 125 (2.31%) SaltStack
9 121 (2.24%) Splunk
10 94 (1.74%) Apple
11 92 (1.70%) EnterpriseDB
12 85 (1.57%) Sony
12 85 (1.57%) Yahoo!
13 78 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 75 (1.39%) New Relic
15 68 (1.26%) HP
16 48 (0.89%) Cisco
17 47 (0.87%) Rackspace
18 39 (0.72%) TIBCO
19 28 (0.52%) Juniper