Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 +11
Permanent jobs citing Degree 1,269 419 498
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.85% 5.98% 6.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.47% 34.97% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 880 283 440
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,400 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,249 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.63% -9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £60,550 £71,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £76,250 £88,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,791 1,198 1,660
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.27% 17.11% 20.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,163 941 1,358
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £35,700
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Degree
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Degree trend for jobs with a WFH option

Degree
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Degree salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Degree
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Degree over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Degree salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, Degree job roles required the following IT 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 Degree.

1 598 (47.12%) Computer Science
2 375 (29.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 361 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
4 305 (24.03%) SQL
5 284 (22.38%) Problem-Solving
6 254 (20.02%) JavaScript
7 244 (19.23%) Azure
8 232 (18.28%) Microsoft
9 225 (17.73%) Finance
10 216 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 210 (16.55%) C#
12 208 (16.39%) Java
13 206 (16.23%) Python
14 186 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
15 180 (14.18%) AWS
16 178 (14.03%) DevOps
17 168 (13.24%) SQL Server
18 167 (13.16%) Linux
19 154 (12.14%) .NET
20 140 (11.03%) Git (software)
21 137 (10.80%) Scrum
22 129 (10.17%) Project Management
23 126 (9.93%) Mathematics
24 125 (9.85%) Windows
25 123 (9.69%) CSS
25 123 (9.69%) HTML
26 115 (9.06%) Data Management
27 114 (8.98%) Pharmaceutical
27 114 (8.98%) Docker
28 113 (8.90%) QA

Degree
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 79 (6.23%) SAS
2 42 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.44%) Confluence
4 25 (1.97%) CMS
5 17 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.10%) IIS
7 12 (0.95%) nginx
8 11 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.71%) Apache
9 9 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.39%) Apache Pulsar
12 5 (0.39%) Liferay
12 5 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.39%) WordPress
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.32%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.87%) Figma
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.39%) Simulink
8 3 (0.24%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.24%) Maya
8 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.16%) Houdini
10 1 (0.079%) InDesign
10 1 (0.079%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.079%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.079%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.39%) Oracle Clinical
4 3 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.079%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.079%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 244 (19.23%) Azure
2 180 (14.18%) AWS
3 97 (7.64%) SaaS
4 59 (4.65%) Microsoft 365
5 51 (4.02%) GCP
6 48 (3.78%) PaaS
7 46 (3.62%) GitHub
8 41 (3.23%) IaaS
8 41 (3.23%) Power Platform
9 34 (2.68%) Amazon S3
10 30 (2.36%) Serverless
11 17 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (1.02%) npm
15 12 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (0.95%) Google Analytics
15 12 (0.95%) Route 53
16 11 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.76%) Internet
2 28 (2.21%) Firewall
3 21 (1.65%) Wireless
4 18 (1.42%) VPN
5 17 (1.34%) Bluetooth
6 16 (1.26%) LAN
6 16 (1.26%) WAN
7 15 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (0.95%) Ethernet
8 12 (0.95%) Skype
8 12 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.95%) ZigBee
9 11 (0.87%) DNS
9 11 (0.87%) FTP
10 8 (0.63%) SSL
11 7 (0.55%) 5G
11 7 (0.55%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.47%) RS-232
12 6 (0.47%) RS-485
12 6 (0.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 58 (4.57%) MySQL
4 56 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (3.15%) Power BI
6 38 (2.99%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.44%) Tableau
9 28 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 28 (2.21%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.73%) Big Data
11 17 (1.34%) Data Lake
11 17 (1.34%) Data Mining
11 17 (1.34%) Redis
12 16 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.18%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 140 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 64 (5.04%) JIRA
3 53 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.94%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.13%) GitLab
6 25 (1.97%) webpack
7 23 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.73%) Selenium
9 19 (1.50%) Subversion
10 13 (1.02%) Maven
11 12 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.95%) SpecFlow
12 11 (0.87%) SonarQube
13 10 (0.79%) MSI
13 10 (0.79%) Travis CI
13 10 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.79%) WiX
14 9 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.71%) ERwin
14 9 (0.71%) Mercurial
General
1 225 (17.73%) Finance
2 114 (8.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 104 (8.20%) Marketing
4 63 (4.96%) Games
5 59 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 57 (4.49%) Public Sector
7 55 (4.33%) Electronics
8 51 (4.02%) Manufacturing
9 42 (3.31%) Retail
10 28 (2.21%) Automotive
11 26 (2.05%) Banking
12 25 (1.97%) Legal
13 17 (1.34%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.18%) German Language
14 15 (1.18%) Local Government
15 13 (1.02%) Advertising
16 10 (0.79%) French Language
17 8 (0.63%) Law
18 7 (0.55%) Back Office
18 7 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 393 (30.97%) Developer
2 97 (7.64%) Analyst
3 76 (5.99%) Full Stack Developer
4 74 (5.83%) Senior Developer
5 70 (5.52%) Java Developer
6 66 (5.20%) Consultant
6 66 (5.20%) Software Engineer
7 64 (5.04%) Programmer
7 64 (5.04%) React Developer
8 56 (4.41%) Architect
8 56 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 53 (4.18%) Junior
10 50 (3.94%) .NET Developer
10 50 (3.94%) C# Developer
11 48 (3.78%) Statistical Programmer
12 46 (3.62%) Data Engineer
12 46 (3.62%) Data Manager
13 43 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
14 41 (3.23%) Senior Manager
15 40 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (12.14%) .NET
2 123 (9.69%) CSS
2 123 (9.69%) HTML
3 111 (8.75%) React
4 85 (6.70%) AngularJS
5 80 (6.30%) Node.js
6 77 (6.07%) REST
7 53 (4.18%) ASP.NET
8 49 (3.86%) .NET Core
8 49 (3.86%) HTML5
9 45 (3.55%) RESTful
10 41 (3.23%) Web Services
11 40 (3.15%) Redux
11 40 (3.15%) Spring
11 40 (3.15%) Vue.js
12 28 (2.21%) XML
13 27 (2.13%) Sass
13 27 (2.13%) Spring Boot
14 26 (2.05%) .NET Framework
14 26 (2.05%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 186 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.15%) User Experience
3 76 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (5.52%) Management Information System
5 67 (5.28%) Mobile App
6 56 (4.41%) Virtual Team
7 48 (3.78%) Life Science
8 37 (2.92%) Data Centre
9 32 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 32 (2.52%) Public Cloud
10 28 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
12 25 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
14 22 (1.73%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.65%) Client/Server
16 20 (1.58%) Biotechnology
16 20 (1.58%) Internet of Things
17 19 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 19 (1.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.16%) Linux
2 125 (9.85%) Windows
3 65 (5.12%) Android
4 34 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.29%) Unix
6 27 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.71%) Robot Operating System
11 7 (0.55%) CentOS
12 5 (0.39%) VMS
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.24%) Alpine Linux
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
16 1 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (47.12%) Computer Science
2 361 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (22.38%) Problem-Solving
4 216 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 178 (14.03%) DevOps
6 137 (10.80%) Scrum
7 129 (10.17%) Project Management
8 126 (9.93%) Mathematics
9 115 (9.06%) Data Management
10 110 (8.67%) Test Automation
11 99 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
12 94 (7.41%) Analytics
13 87 (6.86%) Fintech
14 86 (6.78%) Validation
15 82 (6.46%) Decision-Making
16 80 (6.30%) Mentoring
17 79 (6.23%) Microservices
18 78 (6.15%) TDD
19 74 (5.83%) Machine Learning
20 73 (5.75%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 305 (24.03%) SQL
2 254 (20.02%) JavaScript
3 210 (16.55%) C#
4 208 (16.39%) Java
5 206 (16.23%) Python
6 94 (7.41%) TypeScript
7 71 (5.59%) C++
8 65 (5.12%) C
9 60 (4.73%) ES6
10 48 (3.78%) R
11 44 (3.47%) Ruby
12 37 (2.92%) PHP
13 33 (2.60%) Kotlin
14 29 (2.29%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.73%) Java 8
17 19 (1.50%) SAS Macro
18 16 (1.26%) PowerShell
19 15 (1.18%) Apple Swift
20 14 (1.10%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 375 (29.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 48 (3.78%) Master's Degree
3 41 (3.23%) PhD
4 37 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 29 (2.29%) MCSE
7 23 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.73%) CCNA
8 22 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.58%) CISSP
9 20 (1.58%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
11 17 (1.34%) HND
12 12 (0.95%) HNC
13 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.79%) MCP
14 9 (0.71%) ISEB
15 7 (0.55%) CISM
16 6 (0.47%) MBA
16 6 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (8.90%) QA
2 38 (2.99%) CDISC
3 35 (2.76%) Good Clinical Practice
4 26 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.34%) GDPR
6 15 (1.18%) NIST
7 12 (0.95%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.63%) PMO
11 7 (0.55%) SLA
12 5 (0.39%) MISRA
13 4 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.24%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.16%) GxP
15 2 (0.16%) WCAG
16 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
System Software
1 114 (8.98%) Docker
2 64 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.26%) Firmware
6 8 (0.63%) HDFS
7 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.47%) Xen
8 5 (0.39%) Postfix
8 5 (0.39%) vSphere
9 1 (0.079%) KVM
9 1 (0.079%) NFS
9 1 (0.079%) pfSense
9 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (5.20%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.76%) Terraform
3 29 (2.29%) Ansible
4 25 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.58%) SCCM
6 12 (0.95%) Puppet
7 11 (0.87%) Grafana
8 10 (0.79%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.63%) Nagios
10 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.47%) FlexNet
11 6 (0.47%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.39%) Munin
13 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
14 3 (0.24%) Zipkin
15 2 (0.16%) Kibana
15 2 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 232 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 53 (4.18%) Oracle
3 43 (3.39%) SAP
4 41 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (2.99%) Google
6 34 (2.68%) VMware
7 23 (1.81%) Databricks
8 16 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.26%) Twitter
9 15 (1.18%) Facebook
10 13 (1.02%) Cisco
10 13 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.02%) Talend
11 11 (0.87%) Xamarin
12 10 (0.79%) Citrix
13 8 (0.63%) YouTube
14 7 (0.55%) Adobe
14 7 (0.55%) BT
14 7 (0.55%) Snowplow
15 6 (0.47%) Bloomberg