Analysis of Hired’s 2023 State of Software Engineers Report: “Ruby on Rails is the most in-demand skill.”

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Zhimin Zhan
7 min readMar 3, 2023

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On 2023–02–28, Hired, the leading hiring marketplace matching tech and sales talent with top companies, released its annual report, Big Transitions in the Tech Industry: Hired’s 2023 State of Software Engineers.

Table of Contents:
· “Ruby on Rails is the most in-demand skill”
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“But from my observation, Ruby or Ruby on Rails is not popular?
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The second most-in-demand skill: Ruby
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Why is Ruby in demand again?

“Ruby on Rails is the most in-demand skill”

“The most in-demand skill was Ruby on Rails, with engineers skilled in this framework and scripting language receiving 1.64x more interview requests compared to the marketplace average. Ruby on Rails bumped Go from first place in 2022’s report to fourth this year.” — Hired

“Ruby on Rails (RoR) is a very mature and easy-to-use framework, which leads to its popularity among engineers and engineering leaders. It allows for faster coding (or increased productivity) which helps engineers deliver minimum viable products (MVPs) and features at a higher pace.” — Hired CTO Dave Walters

The full list of “Hottest Software Engineering Skills”:

“But from my observation, Ruby or Ruby on Rails is not popular? “

Yes, the observation is true, which is also reflected in the Hired’s report.

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Zhimin Zhan

Test automation & CT coach, author, speaker and award-winning software developer. Help teams succeed with Agile/DevOps by implementing real Continuous Testing.