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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for RSpec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RSpec over the 6 months to 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

RSpec
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 684 569 265
Rank change year-on-year -115 -304 +59
Permanent jobs citing RSpec 182 76 33
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.24% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 0.79% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 29
10th Percentile £63,750 £58,000 £53,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £68,750 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +100.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,625 £77,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £78,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%

RSpec is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,563 9,648 1,932
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 24.57% 23.47% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8,455 6,987 1,705
10th Percentile £39,750 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing RSpec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

RSpec trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing RSpec.

RSpec salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing RSpec over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

RSpec salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, RSpec job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for RSpec.

1 135 (74.18%) Ruby
2 126 (69.23%) Agile
3 124 (68.13%) GitHub
4 113 (62.09%) AWS
5 111 (60.99%) Ruby on Rails
6 99 (54.40%) JavaScript
6 99 (54.40%) Docker
7 91 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (48.90%) TDD
9 86 (47.25%) React
10 85 (46.70%) Git (software)
11 81 (44.51%) Software Engineering
12 80 (43.96%) PostgreSQL
12 80 (43.96%) Elasticsearch
13 78 (42.86%) Cucumber
14 77 (42.31%) Kubernetes
15 76 (41.76%) Terraform
16 73 (40.11%) SQL
17 72 (39.56%) CI/CD
18 68 (37.36%) Scrum
18 68 (37.36%) QA
18 68 (37.36%) DevOps
19 65 (35.71%) Infrastructure Automation
20 62 (34.07%) Redis
20 62 (34.07%) Continuous Improvement
20 62 (34.07%) Workflow
20 62 (34.07%) OO
21 61 (33.52%) Java
22 60 (32.97%) Node.js
23 59 (32.42%) JIRA

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Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 124 (68.13%) GitHub
2 113 (62.09%) AWS
3 56 (30.77%) Datadog
4 52 (28.57%) Amazon EKS
5 50 (27.47%) Heroku
6 37 (20.33%) Cloudflare
7 31 (17.03%) Slack
8 13 (7.14%) SaaS
9 12 (6.59%) GCP
10 10 (5.49%) Trello
11 8 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (4.40%) Amazon S3
11 8 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (3.30%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (3.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (2.75%) GitHub Actions
14 4 (2.20%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (43.96%) Elasticsearch
1 80 (43.96%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (34.07%) Redis
3 40 (21.98%) MySQL
4 21 (11.54%) Big Data
4 21 (11.54%) Neo4j
5 16 (8.79%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (46.70%) Git (software)
2 78 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 59 (32.42%) JIRA
4 58 (31.87%) Jenkins
5 57 (31.32%) CircleCI
6 47 (25.82%) JUnit
7 41 (22.53%) Cypress.io
8 37 (20.33%) webpack
9 24 (13.19%) Selenium
10 15 (8.24%) Capybara
11 10 (5.49%) Codeship
12 6 (3.30%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.75%) Terragrunt
14 1 (0.55%) Postman
General
1 37 (20.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 34 (18.68%) Social Skills
3 21 (11.54%) Law
4 19 (10.44%) Games
5 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.30%) Marketing
6 6 (3.30%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.75%) Finance
8 4 (2.20%) Retail
9 2 (1.10%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 56 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 41 (22.53%) Java Engineer
3 35 (19.23%) Java Software Engineer
4 33 (18.13%) Developer
5 30 (16.48%) Ruby Engineer
6 20 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (10.99%) Ruby Developer
7 16 (8.79%) QA Engineer
8 15 (8.24%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (5.49%) Lead DevOps
10 10 (5.49%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 10 (5.49%) Senior DevOps
10 10 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Java Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (60.99%) Ruby on Rails
2 86 (47.25%) React
3 60 (32.97%) Node.js
4 53 (29.12%) Kafka
5 52 (28.57%) OpenAPI
5 52 (28.57%) Swagger
6 41 (22.53%) Jest
6 41 (22.53%) Spring
6 41 (22.53%) Spring Boot
7 37 (20.33%) Django
7 37 (20.33%) Memcached
7 37 (20.33%) Nuxt
7 37 (20.33%) Sass
7 37 (20.33%) Vue.js
7 37 (20.33%) Vuex
8 21 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (8.79%) HTML
10 11 (6.04%) Next.js
11 10 (5.49%) jQuery
11 10 (5.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 52 (28.57%) Cloud Native
1 52 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 47 (25.82%) Data Centre
3 24 (13.19%) Virtual Team
4 12 (6.59%) User Experience
5 11 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (5.49%) IoT
6 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (69.23%) Agile
2 91 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 89 (48.90%) TDD
4 81 (44.51%) Software Engineering
5 72 (39.56%) CI/CD
6 68 (37.36%) DevOps
6 68 (37.36%) Scrum
7 65 (35.71%) Infrastructure Automation
8 62 (34.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 62 (34.07%) OO
8 62 (34.07%) Workflow
9 58 (31.87%) Clean Code
10 52 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (28.57%) Fintech
10 52 (28.57%) Innovative Thinking
10 52 (28.57%) Kanban
10 52 (28.57%) Microservices
10 52 (28.57%) OOP
10 52 (28.57%) The Twelve-Factor App
11 41 (22.53%) Observability
Programming Languages
1 135 (74.18%) Ruby
2 99 (54.40%) JavaScript
3 73 (40.11%) SQL
4 61 (33.52%) Java
5 42 (23.08%) Python
6 37 (20.33%) ES6
7 17 (9.34%) Scala
8 11 (6.04%) Elixir
9 6 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.55%) Bash
Qualifications
1 10 (5.49%) Degree
2 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (37.36%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) Accessibility
2 6 (3.30%) WCAG
3 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 99 (54.40%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (42.31%) Kubernetes
2 76 (41.76%) Terraform
3 4 (2.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 52 (28.57%) Spotify
2 37 (20.33%) New Relic
3 32 (17.58%) Google
4 10 (5.49%) Apple
5 6 (3.30%) Mercator
6 1 (0.55%) Atlassian