Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ruby
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 176 158
Rank change year-on-year -42 -18 +24
Permanent jobs citing Ruby 52 138 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.45% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 3.10% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 43 96 174
West Midlands median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32,135 £29,750 £24,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -

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 3,555 4,450 5,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.51% 46.69% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,828 3,712 4,349
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +12 25 £52,500 - 2
Shropshire -25 11 £51,250 -12.77%
Coventry +3 7 £25,000 -50.00%
Warwickshire -9 2 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Walsall - 2 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +6 1 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Worcestershire -30 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 41 (78.85%) Python
2 24 (46.15%) Java
3 23 (44.23%) Docker
4 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
5 21 (40.38%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (38.46%) DevOps
6 20 (38.46%) Kubernetes
6 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (36.54%) PHP
8 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (34.62%) Terraform
9 17 (32.69%) Microservices
9 17 (32.69%) Go
10 16 (30.77%) Open Source
10 16 (30.77%) Linux
11 15 (28.85%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (28.85%) Ansible
11 15 (28.85%) Puppet
12 14 (26.92%) Laravel
12 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
12 14 (26.92%) SQL
12 14 (26.92%) C#
12 14 (26.92%) MySQL
12 14 (26.92%) CSS
13 13 (25.00%) Web Development
13 13 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (25.00%) Opsview
13 13 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (23.08%) Scrum

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 (19.23%) CMS
2 8 (15.38%) Joomla!
3 6 (11.54%) Drupal
4 4 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.69%) Umbraco
4 4 (7.69%) WordPress
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (40.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.69%) npm
5 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (3.85%) GitHub
6 2 (3.85%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.85%) Heroku
6 2 (3.85%) Serverless
7 1 (1.92%) IaaS
7 1 (1.92%) PaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) MySQL
2 10 (19.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.69%) BigQuery
4 4 (7.69%) Bigtable
4 4 (7.69%) NewSQL
4 4 (7.69%) Redis
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.85%) Big Data
5 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.92%) Power BI
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 13 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.62%) GitLab
4 5 (9.62%) Selenium
4 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.69%) JSUnit
6 3 (5.77%) Hudson
6 3 (5.77%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.92%) Gradle
7 1 (1.92%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.92%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) OllyDbg
General
1 8 (15.38%) Back Office
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Music Industry
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Platform Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Software Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (5.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Python Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Python Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (26.92%) CSS
2 14 (26.92%) Laravel
3 10 (19.23%) Node.js
4 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 9 (17.31%) React
4 9 (17.31%) Web Services
5 8 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 8 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.54%) HTML
6 6 (11.54%) jQuery
6 6 (11.54%) Vue.js
7 4 (7.69%) CakePHP
7 4 (7.69%) CSS3
7 4 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (7.69%) LAMP
7 4 (7.69%) Redux
7 4 (7.69%) RESTful
7 4 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.38%) NHS
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Social Media
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) DevOps
3 17 (32.69%) Microservices
4 16 (30.77%) Open Source
5 13 (25.00%) Web Development
6 12 (23.08%) Scrum
7 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
8 10 (19.23%) High Availability
9 9 (17.31%) Configuration Management
9 9 (17.31%) IT Strategy
9 9 (17.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 8 (15.38%) Content Management
10 8 (15.38%) Line Management
11 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
12 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (11.54%) OOP
13 5 (9.62%) SDET
13 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
14 4 (7.69%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (78.85%) Python
2 24 (46.15%) Java
3 22 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 19 (36.54%) PHP
5 17 (32.69%) Go
6 14 (26.92%) C#
6 14 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (13.46%) Scala
8 6 (11.54%) TypeScript
9 4 (7.69%) Clojure
9 4 (7.69%) Elixir
9 4 (7.69%) ES6
9 4 (7.69%) Haskell
9 4 (7.69%) Kotlin
9 4 (7.69%) ML
9 4 (7.69%) Perl
10 1 (1.92%) Groovy
10 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) AWS Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) RHCE
2 3 (5.77%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) AAT
4 1 (1.92%) ACCA
4 1 (1.92%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (38.46%) Kubernetes
2 18 (34.62%) Terraform
3 15 (28.85%) Ansible
3 15 (28.85%) Puppet
4 13 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
4 13 (25.00%) Opsview
5 7 (13.46%) Consul
5 7 (13.46%) Grafana
5 7 (13.46%) Packer
6 6 (11.54%) Nagios
7 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (7.69%) Graphite
9 3 (5.77%) Salt
9 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.92%) EnCase
10 1 (1.92%) FTK
10 1 (1.92%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.92%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Red Hat
2 6 (11.54%) Google
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.85%) Splunk
5 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle