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

Ruby
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 154 200
Rank change year-on-year -30 +46 -35
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 121 194 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.96% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.20% 3.72% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 70 183 142
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £23,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 3,776 5,219 5,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.67% 52.74% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,218 4,539 4,381
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,125 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Birmingham -18 44 £52,500 +27.27% 12
Shropshire +26 42 £57,500 +43.75% 6
Coventry +13 14 - - 1
Warwickshire -19 10 £31,500 -16.00% 4
Staffordshire +19 4 £41,250 +65.00%
Worcestershire +2 4 £35,000 -16.67%
Solihull -6 1 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £37,500 - 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 94 (77.69%) Python
2 84 (69.42%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (66.12%) Java
4 46 (38.02%) Linux
4 46 (38.02%) Scrum
4 46 (38.02%) DevOps
5 44 (36.36%) Ansible
5 44 (36.36%) Docker
6 42 (34.71%) Microservices
6 42 (34.71%) Git (software)
7 41 (33.88%) Jenkins
8 39 (32.23%) Open Source
8 39 (32.23%) Puppet
9 37 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (28.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 34 (28.10%) Perl
12 34 (28.10%) Terraform
13 33 (27.27%) BDD
14 32 (26.45%) TDD
15 31 (25.62%) Configuration Management
16 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (24.79%) Vagrant
16 30 (24.79%) Go
17 28 (23.14%) SQL
18 27 (22.31%) Kubernetes
19 25 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
19 25 (20.66%) C#
20 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
21 23 (19.01%) Nagios

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 15 (12.40%) Apache
1 15 (12.40%) Confluence
1 15 (12.40%) nginx
2 14 (11.57%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.65%) WildFly
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Blender
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.31%) GitHub
3 4 (3.31%) SaaS
4 2 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.83%) Datadog
5 1 (0.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.53%) Firewall
1 20 (16.53%) VPN
2 17 (14.05%) DNS
3 14 (11.57%) SSL
4 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.31%) Internet
6 3 (2.48%) LAN
6 3 (2.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.83%) 3G
7 1 (0.83%) 4G
7 1 (0.83%) AMQP
7 1 (0.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.83%) HTTP
7 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 17 (14.05%) MySQL
3 16 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
5 12 (9.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.48%) HBase
9 2 (1.65%) Big Data
9 2 (1.65%) GIS
9 2 (1.65%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (34.71%) Git (software)
2 41 (33.88%) Jenkins
3 35 (28.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (24.79%) Vagrant
5 23 (19.01%) Subversion
6 21 (17.36%) Cucumber
7 18 (14.88%) Hudson
8 16 (13.22%) Selenium
8 16 (13.22%) Visual Studio
8 16 (13.22%) WebDriver
9 15 (12.40%) JIRA
9 15 (12.40%) SpecFlow
10 14 (11.57%) Bitbucket
10 14 (11.57%) GoCD
11 12 (9.92%) JUnit
12 9 (7.44%) JBehave
13 8 (6.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (6.61%) TeamCity
14 6 (4.96%) Maven
15 3 (2.48%) GitLab
General
1 12 (9.92%) Retail
2 5 (4.13%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (32.23%) Developer
2 22 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.44%) Perl Developer
5 9 (7.44%) Perl Programmer
5 9 (7.44%) Programmer
5 9 (7.44%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.79%) React Developer
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (4.96%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.13%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (4.13%) Senior Technical Tester
9 5 (4.13%) Senior Tester
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Tester
9 5 (4.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) Node.js
1 16 (13.22%) REST
1 16 (13.22%) Spring
2 14 (11.57%) Hibernate
2 14 (11.57%) HTML
2 14 (11.57%) RESTful
3 12 (9.92%) CSS
3 12 (9.92%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (7.44%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (7.44%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (7.44%) HornetQ
4 9 (7.44%) JMS
4 9 (7.44%) Kafka
5 7 (5.79%) .NET
5 7 (5.79%) Redux
6 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.31%) Java EE
6 4 (3.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (13.22%) Fintech
3 9 (7.44%) Smart Meter
4 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (0.83%) BBC
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.02%) Linux
2 22 (18.18%) Windows
3 15 (12.40%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.13%) CentOS
6 4 (3.31%) Android
6 4 (3.31%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.31%) Unix
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
7 1 (0.83%) Fedora
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (69.42%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.02%) DevOps
2 46 (38.02%) Scrum
3 42 (34.71%) Microservices
4 39 (32.23%) Open Source
5 36 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (27.27%) BDD
7 32 (26.45%) TDD
8 31 (25.62%) Configuration Management
9 23 (19.01%) Software Engineering
10 22 (18.18%) Load Balancing
11 20 (16.53%) Test Automation
12 19 (15.70%) High Availability
12 19 (15.70%) SIEM
13 17 (14.05%) SDET
14 16 (13.22%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (12.40%) IT Strategy
15 15 (12.40%) Load Testing
15 15 (12.40%) Waterfall
16 14 (11.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 94 (77.69%) Python
2 80 (66.12%) Java
3 34 (28.10%) Perl
4 30 (24.79%) Go
5 28 (23.14%) SQL
6 25 (20.66%) C#
7 24 (19.83%) JavaScript
8 22 (18.18%) Bash Shell
9 20 (16.53%) PHP
10 15 (12.40%) Scala
11 14 (11.57%) PowerShell
12 13 (10.74%) Groovy
12 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
13 10 (8.26%) Java 8
14 7 (5.79%) Elixir
15 4 (3.31%) C++
16 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) RHCSA
2 11 (9.09%) RHCE
3 8 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 3 (2.48%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.48%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
System Software
1 44 (36.36%) Docker
2 2 (1.65%) HDFS
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) NFS
3 1 (0.83%) PowerDNS
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (36.36%) Ansible
2 39 (32.23%) Puppet
3 34 (28.10%) Terraform
4 27 (22.31%) Kubernetes
5 25 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (19.01%) Graphite
6 23 (19.01%) Nagios
7 22 (18.18%) Opsview
7 22 (18.18%) Salt
8 19 (15.70%) Consul
8 19 (15.70%) Grafana
8 19 (15.70%) Packer
9 18 (14.88%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (13.22%) ZABBIX
11 9 (7.44%) Marathon
12 4 (3.31%) SmoothWall
13 3 (2.48%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.83%) rkt
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Atlassian
2 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle
4 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.13%) Google
6 4 (3.31%) McAfee
6 4 (3.31%) Splunk
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco
7 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.83%) Apple
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.83%) New Relic
8 1 (0.83%) Sony
8 1 (0.83%) Yahoo!