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The median annual salary for a Backend Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Backend Developer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 327 250 219
Rank change year-on-year -77 -31 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Backend Developer 786 566 85
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.02% 1.39% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.49% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 269 311 74
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +14.29% -4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 72,120 38,013 8,408
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.48% 93.37% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 43,067 29,451 7,335
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,491 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Backend Developer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Backend Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Backend Developer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Backend Developer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Backend Developer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Backend Developer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Backend Developer over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Backend Developer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Backend Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, Backend Developer 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 featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 321 (40.84%) AWS
2 307 (39.06%) Agile
3 285 (36.26%) Microservices
4 271 (34.48%) JavaScript
5 265 (33.72%) Docker
6 255 (32.44%) Node.js
7 213 (27.10%) PostgreSQL
8 210 (26.72%) TypeScript
9 207 (26.34%) Python
10 206 (26.21%) REST
11 202 (25.70%) SQL
12 190 (24.17%) Software Engineering
13 188 (23.92%) React
14 174 (22.14%) CI/CD
15 171 (21.76%) Git (software)
16 170 (21.63%) Kubernetes
17 164 (20.87%) Java
18 157 (19.97%) MySQL
19 149 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
20 146 (18.58%) DevOps
21 138 (17.56%) TDD
22 132 (16.79%) GCP
23 129 (16.41%) Finance
23 129 (16.41%) PHP
24 125 (15.90%) Social Skills
25 123 (15.65%) Relational Database
26 121 (15.39%) RESTful
27 120 (15.27%) Serverless
28 118 (15.01%) GraphQL
29 111 (14.12%) GitHub

Backend Developer Skill Set
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 14 (1.78%) CMS
2 11 (1.40%) Apache
3 8 (1.02%) Drupal
4 6 (0.76%) Ethereum
4 6 (0.76%) WordPress
5 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.51%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.51%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.38%) nginx
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.25%) Tornado
9 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 32 (4.07%) Shopify
2 8 (1.02%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 5 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 321 (40.84%) AWS
2 132 (16.79%) GCP
3 120 (15.27%) Serverless
4 111 (14.12%) GitHub
5 97 (12.34%) Azure
6 88 (11.20%) AWS Lambda
7 68 (8.65%) SaaS
8 48 (6.11%) Amazon SQS
9 46 (5.85%) Amazon S3
10 36 (4.58%) GitHub Actions
11 25 (3.18%) AWS Fargate
12 24 (3.05%) Amazon Cognito
12 24 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (2.93%) CloudFront
14 22 (2.80%) Amazon ECS
15 19 (2.42%) Azure Functions
16 17 (2.16%) Datadog
17 13 (1.65%) Slack
18 11 (1.40%) Azure Pipelines
18 11 (1.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.96%) HTTP
2 14 (1.78%) Internet
3 12 (1.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (27.10%) PostgreSQL
2 157 (19.97%) MySQL
3 123 (15.65%) Relational Database
4 103 (13.10%) NoSQL
5 54 (6.87%) DynamoDB
6 41 (5.22%) Redis
7 40 (5.09%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.94%) Big Data
9 28 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (2.67%) BigQuery
12 18 (2.29%) SQL Server
13 15 (1.91%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.65%) MariaDB
15 10 (1.27%) GIS
16 6 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
17 4 (0.51%) Neo4j
17 4 (0.51%) QGIS
18 3 (0.38%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 171 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.87%) GitLab
4 42 (5.34%) JIRA
5 31 (3.94%) Cypress.io
6 28 (3.56%) Maven
7 22 (2.80%) Gradle
8 21 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.04%) CircleCI
10 15 (1.91%) Postman
11 11 (1.40%) Selenium
11 11 (1.40%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.40%) webpack
11 11 (1.40%) WiX
12 9 (1.15%) JUnit
12 9 (1.15%) Mocha
12 9 (1.15%) Subversion
13 8 (1.02%) Bugzilla
13 8 (1.02%) Mockito
13 8 (1.02%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 129 (16.41%) Finance
2 125 (15.90%) Social Skills
3 54 (6.87%) Retail
4 43 (5.47%) Marketing
5 41 (5.22%) Banking
6 39 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (3.82%) Games
8 26 (3.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 24 (3.05%) Advertising
10 17 (2.16%) Automotive
11 15 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (1.78%) Legal
13 11 (1.40%) Publishing
14 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.51%) Law
16 4 (0.51%) Military
16 4 (0.51%) Social Science
16 4 (0.51%) Tech for Good
17 3 (0.38%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (32.44%) Node.js
2 206 (26.21%) REST
3 188 (23.92%) React
4 121 (15.39%) RESTful
5 118 (15.01%) GraphQL
6 100 (12.72%) .NET
7 96 (12.21%) Spring
8 86 (10.94%) CSS
9 72 (9.16%) HTML
10 65 (8.27%) Laravel
11 64 (8.14%) Spring Boot
12 63 (8.02%) Django
12 63 (8.02%) Web Services
13 58 (7.38%) React Native
13 58 (7.38%) Vue.js
14 52 (6.62%) .NET Core
15 42 (5.34%) Kafka
16 31 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
17 29 (3.69%) ASP.NET
18 28 (3.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.60%) User Experience
2 78 (9.92%) Mobile App
3 75 (9.54%) Virtual Team
4 73 (9.29%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (5.09%) Blockchain
6 25 (3.18%) Cloud Native
7 23 (2.93%) Algorithms
8 22 (2.80%) Legacy Systems
9 21 (2.67%) Cyberattack
10 20 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.16%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.04%) Hackathon
13 15 (1.91%) Life Science
13 15 (1.91%) Social Media
14 14 (1.78%) NHS
15 12 (1.53%) Digital Currency
15 12 (1.53%) Legacy Applications
16 11 (1.40%) Digital Media
16 11 (1.40%) Legacy Code
16 11 (1.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 83 (10.56%) Linux
2 14 (1.78%) Android
2 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 13 (1.65%) Windows
4 11 (1.40%) Unix
5 9 (1.15%) CentOS
6 7 (0.89%) CoreOS
7 5 (0.64%) Debian
7 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (39.06%) Agile
2 285 (36.26%) Microservices
3 190 (24.17%) Software Engineering
4 174 (22.14%) CI/CD
5 149 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (18.58%) DevOps
7 138 (17.56%) TDD
8 100 (12.72%) Test Automation
9 81 (10.31%) Computer Science
10 78 (9.92%) Data Science
11 75 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (9.41%) Machine Learning
13 73 (9.29%) Fintech
13 73 (9.29%) OOP
14 72 (9.16%) Scrum
14 72 (9.16%) SOLID
15 67 (8.52%) Full Stack Development
16 64 (8.14%) Clean Code
17 63 (8.02%) Unit Testing
18 62 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 271 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 210 (26.72%) TypeScript
3 207 (26.34%) Python
4 202 (25.70%) SQL
5 164 (20.87%) Java
6 129 (16.41%) PHP
7 102 (12.98%) C#
8 65 (8.27%) ES6
9 52 (6.62%) Go
10 22 (2.80%) C
11 21 (2.67%) Kotlin
12 17 (2.16%) ES7
13 15 (1.91%) C++
14 14 (1.78%) Scala
15 12 (1.53%) Ruby
16 11 (1.40%) Groovy
17 10 (1.27%) Rust
17 10 (1.27%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.15%) Elixir
18 9 (1.15%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 91 (11.58%) Degree
2 43 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (1.53%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.89%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) HND
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.04%) QA
2 8 (1.02%) HL7
3 4 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 265 (33.72%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 170 (21.63%) Kubernetes
2 68 (8.65%) Terraform
3 25 (3.18%) Ansible
4 20 (2.54%) Docker Swarm
4 20 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.54%) Puppet
5 10 (1.27%) Grafana
5 10 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.51%) Bugsnag
7 3 (0.38%) Consul
8 1 (0.13%) MIIS
Vendors
1 55 (7.00%) Google
2 12 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (1.02%) Microsoft
4 7 (0.89%) Oracle
5 5 (0.64%) Revolut
5 5 (0.64%) Unilink
6 4 (0.51%) TrueLayer
7 2 (0.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.13%) ATG
8 1 (0.13%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.13%) Cadence
8 1 (0.13%) Instagram
8 1 (0.13%) Netlify
8 1 (0.13%) SAP
8 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.13%) Spotify
8 1 (0.13%) TikTok
8 1 (0.13%) Twitter
8 1 (0.13%) Xamarin