Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 173 188
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 -26
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 97 174 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.72% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 3.35% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55 157 142
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.67% -6.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £31,111
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,457 5,199 5,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 42.46% 51.49% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,884 4,445 4,295
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ruby in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Shropshire +24 41 £57,500 +43.75% 3
Birmingham -14 34 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Coventry +19 8 - -
Warwickshire -5 3 £22,000 -41.33% 3
Staffordshire +25 2 £46,250 +68.18%
Worcestershire -10 2 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 - 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 74 (76.29%) Python
2 68 (70.10%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (63.92%) Java
4 45 (46.39%) DevOps
4 45 (46.39%) Microservices
5 44 (45.36%) Linux
6 40 (41.24%) Ansible
7 39 (40.21%) Jenkins
7 39 (40.21%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (40.21%) Amazon AWS
8 38 (39.18%) Docker
9 36 (37.11%) Puppet
9 36 (37.11%) Git (software)
10 35 (36.08%) Open Source
11 34 (35.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (35.05%) Scrum
11 34 (35.05%) Terraform
12 32 (32.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (30.93%) Configuration Management
14 28 (28.87%) SQL
14 28 (28.87%) Go
15 26 (26.80%) Kubernetes
16 25 (25.77%) Opsview
16 25 (25.77%) Load Balancing
17 24 (24.74%) TDD
18 23 (23.71%) BDD
18 23 (23.71%) NoSQL
19 22 (22.68%) High Availability
19 22 (22.68%) IT Strategy
19 22 (22.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (10.31%) Apache
1 10 (10.31%) Confluence
1 10 (10.31%) nginx
1 10 (10.31%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.15%) CMS
3 4 (4.12%) Joomla!
4 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.06%) WildFly
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.03%) Drupal
5 1 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 39 (40.21%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (32.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (6.19%) GitHub
4 3 (3.09%) SaaS
4 3 (3.09%) Slack
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.03%) Datadog
5 1 (1.03%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Route 53
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Firewall
1 15 (15.46%) VPN
2 11 (11.34%) DNS
3 10 (10.31%) SSL
4 5 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.09%) Internet
6 2 (2.06%) LAN
6 2 (2.06%) WAN
7 1 (1.03%) HTTP
7 1 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.71%) NoSQL
2 13 (13.40%) MySQL
3 11 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (11.34%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.12%) Redis
7 3 (3.09%) Big Data
7 3 (3.09%) HBase
8 2 (2.06%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.03%) GIS
9 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (40.21%) Jenkins
2 36 (37.11%) Git (software)
3 34 (35.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (21.65%) Vagrant
5 18 (18.56%) Cucumber
5 18 (18.56%) Subversion
6 14 (14.43%) Selenium
7 13 (13.40%) Hudson
7 13 (13.40%) SpecFlow
8 12 (12.37%) JIRA
9 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
9 11 (11.34%) WebDriver
10 10 (10.31%) Bitbucket
10 10 (10.31%) GoCD
11 8 (8.25%) JUnit
11 8 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (8.25%) TeamCity
12 6 (6.19%) GitLab
12 6 (6.19%) JBehave
13 2 (2.06%) Appium
General
1 7 (7.22%) Retail
2 4 (4.12%) Back Office
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Developer
2 20 (20.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (14.43%) Platform Engineer
4 8 (8.25%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (8.25%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (4.12%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.12%) Lead Web Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Test Automation Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.12%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.12%) Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.43%) REST
2 12 (12.37%) Node.js
3 11 (11.34%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (11.34%) Spring
4 10 (10.31%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (9.28%) .NET
5 9 (9.28%) CSS
6 8 (8.25%) HTML
6 8 (8.25%) RESTful
7 7 (7.22%) Hibernate
7 7 (7.22%) Laravel
8 6 (6.19%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (6.19%) HornetQ
8 6 (6.19%) JMS
8 6 (6.19%) Kafka
9 5 (5.15%) Web Services
10 3 (3.09%) Ajax
10 3 (3.09%) SOAP
10 3 (3.09%) XML
11 2 (2.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (12.37%) Fintech
3 6 (6.19%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) NHS
5 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.06%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.03%) BBC
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.36%) Linux
2 12 (12.37%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.19%) CentOS
6 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (70.10%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (46.39%) DevOps
2 45 (46.39%) Microservices
3 39 (40.21%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (36.08%) Open Source
5 34 (35.05%) Scrum
6 30 (30.93%) Configuration Management
7 25 (25.77%) Load Balancing
8 24 (24.74%) TDD
9 23 (23.71%) BDD
10 22 (22.68%) High Availability
10 22 (22.68%) IT Strategy
10 22 (22.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 15 (15.46%) Software Engineering
11 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
12 14 (14.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (14.43%) SIEM
13 13 (13.40%) SDET
14 11 (11.34%) Decision-Making
14 11 (11.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (76.29%) Python
2 62 (63.92%) Java
3 28 (28.87%) Go
3 28 (28.87%) SQL
4 20 (20.62%) C#
4 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 19 (19.59%) Perl
6 16 (16.49%) Bash Shell
7 13 (13.40%) Scala
8 11 (11.34%) Groovy
9 10 (10.31%) PHP
9 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.22%) Java 8
10 7 (7.22%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.06%) C++
12 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) AWS Certification
2 9 (9.28%) RHCSA
3 7 (7.22%) RHCE
4 4 (4.12%) Degree
5 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.06%) ISEB
6 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) CCNP
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 38 (39.18%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (41.24%) Ansible
2 36 (37.11%) Puppet
3 34 (35.05%) Terraform
4 26 (26.80%) Kubernetes
5 25 (25.77%) Opsview
6 21 (21.65%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (21.65%) Graphite
7 18 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (17.53%) Consul
8 17 (17.53%) Grafana
8 17 (17.53%) Packer
8 17 (17.53%) Salt
9 16 (16.49%) Nagios
10 11 (11.34%) ZABBIX
11 6 (6.19%) Marathon
11 6 (6.19%) Prometheus
12 3 (3.09%) SmoothWall
13 2 (2.06%) cPanel
14 1 (1.03%) rkt
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Red Hat
2 10 (10.31%) Atlassian
3 9 (9.28%) Oracle
4 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) Splunk
5 3 (3.09%) Google
5 3 (3.09%) McAfee
6 2 (2.06%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.03%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco
7 1 (1.03%) Facebook
7 1 (1.03%) New Relic
7 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.03%) Sony
7 1 (1.03%) Yahoo!