Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 46 45
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 693 406 456
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.61% 5.55% 6.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.60% 32.74% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,103 635 798
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 1,707 1,240 1,421
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.28% 16.95% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,412 1,042 1,196
Median annual salary £56,518 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.76% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 16 January 2021.

Degree salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 302 (43.58%) Computer Science
2 210 (30.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 182 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (25.25%) SQL
5 162 (23.38%) Azure
6 161 (23.23%) Software Engineering
7 146 (21.07%) C#
8 142 (20.49%) Python
9 140 (20.20%) JavaScript
10 137 (19.77%) Microsoft
10 137 (19.77%) Finance
11 136 (19.62%) Java
12 125 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
13 123 (17.75%) SQL Server
14 113 (16.31%) AWS
15 98 (14.14%) DevOps
16 92 (13.28%) Git (software)
16 92 (13.28%) Windows
17 91 (13.13%) Mathematics
18 89 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
18 89 (12.84%) Linux
19 79 (11.40%) .NET
20 73 (10.53%) Test Automation
21 67 (9.67%) CSS
22 64 (9.24%) HTML
23 61 (8.80%) QA
24 59 (8.51%) Docker
24 59 (8.51%) Scrum
25 56 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
25 56 (8.08%) Active Directory

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 34 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.74%) SAS
4 16 (2.31%) CMS
5 14 (2.02%) Confluence
5 14 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.73%) Apache
7 10 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.87%) IIS
9 6 (0.87%) Liferay
9 6 (0.87%) nginx
9 6 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.58%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 41 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) Figma
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Maya
6 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 162 (23.38%) Azure
2 113 (16.31%) AWS
3 56 (8.08%) Office 365
4 42 (6.06%) PaaS
5 39 (5.63%) IaaS
5 39 (5.63%) SaaS
6 37 (5.34%) GCP
7 19 (2.74%) Power Platform
8 14 (2.02%) Serverless
9 12 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.73%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.73%) GitHub
10 10 (1.44%) npm
11 9 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.30%) Stackdriver
12 8 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 7 (1.01%) Route 53
14 6 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.60%) Internet
2 14 (2.02%) Firewall
2 14 (2.02%) Skype
3 12 (1.73%) Wireless
4 10 (1.44%) DNS
5 8 (1.15%) Ethernet
5 8 (1.15%) HTTP
6 7 (1.01%) LAN
6 7 (1.01%) Network Security
6 7 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.01%) Unified Communications
6 7 (1.01%) VPN
7 6 (0.87%) 4G
7 6 (0.87%) 5G
7 6 (0.87%) LTE
7 6 (0.87%) SMTP
7 6 (0.87%) WAN
7 6 (0.87%) WebEx
8 5 (0.72%) RS-232
8 5 (0.72%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 41 (5.92%) Relational Database
5 31 (4.47%) MySQL
6 22 (3.17%) Big Data
7 20 (2.89%) MongoDB
8 19 (2.74%) Power BI
9 17 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 16 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.02%) Tableau
12 11 (1.59%) Redis
12 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (1.01%) Data Lake
15 7 (1.01%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.87%) BigQuery
16 6 (0.87%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.87%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 92 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.48%) JIRA
3 36 (5.19%) Visual Studio
4 31 (4.47%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.17%) Subversion
6 17 (2.45%) GitLab
6 17 (2.45%) Selenium
6 17 (2.45%) webpack
7 15 (2.16%) Mercurial
7 15 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.15%) Gradle
9 7 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.01%) Mocha
10 6 (0.87%) fastlane
10 6 (0.87%) Maven
11 5 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.72%) gulp
11 5 (0.72%) MSI
11 5 (0.72%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 137 (19.77%) Finance
2 52 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.93%) Marketing
4 45 (6.49%) Manufacturing
5 40 (5.77%) Public Sector
6 34 (4.91%) Electronics
7 31 (4.47%) Games
8 22 (3.17%) Retail
9 18 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.02%) German Language
11 13 (1.88%) Law
12 11 (1.59%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.59%) Banking
13 8 (1.15%) French Language
13 8 (1.15%) Legal
13 8 (1.15%) Local Government
14 6 (0.87%) Advertising
14 6 (0.87%) Automotive
15 4 (0.58%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.58%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 235 (33.91%) Developer
2 59 (8.51%) Software Engineer
3 45 (6.49%) Java Developer
4 43 (6.20%) Analyst
5 41 (5.92%) Full Stack Developer
5 41 (5.92%) Software Developer
6 40 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 38 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 38 (5.48%) C# Developer
7 38 (5.48%) Junior
8 33 (4.76%) Consultant
9 31 (4.47%) Architect
10 28 (4.04%) Data Engineer
10 28 (4.04%) Python Engineer
10 28 (4.04%) React Developer
11 27 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.90%) Junior Developer
12 26 (3.75%) Java Engineer
13 24 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
14 19 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.40%) .NET
2 67 (9.67%) CSS
3 64 (9.24%) HTML
4 49 (7.07%) React
5 45 (6.49%) Node.js
6 43 (6.20%) AngularJS
7 39 (5.63%) REST
8 33 (4.76%) RESTful
9 32 (4.62%) Vue.js
10 31 (4.47%) ASP.NET
11 30 (4.33%) Spring
12 29 (4.18%) .NET Core
13 24 (3.46%) Web Services
14 23 (3.32%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (3.03%) JSON
16 17 (2.45%) HTML5
16 17 (2.45%) Redux
16 17 (2.45%) Spring Boot
17 16 (2.31%) .NET Framework
17 16 (2.31%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 35 (5.05%) Public Cloud
3 35 (5.05%) User Experience
4 33 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (4.04%) Virtual Team
8 26 (3.75%) Mobile App
9 22 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (3.03%) Private Cloud
11 19 (2.74%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.31%) Life Science
13 13 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.73%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.59%) Biotechnology
15 11 (1.59%) NHS
16 10 (1.44%) Client/Server
17 9 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 92 (13.28%) Windows
2 89 (12.84%) Linux
3 31 (4.47%) Android
4 28 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.02%) Unix
7 10 (1.44%) VMS
7 10 (1.44%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.01%) Debian
10 6 (0.87%) CentOS
11 5 (0.72%) Robot Operating System
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (43.58%) Computer Science
2 182 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (23.23%) Software Engineering
4 125 (18.04%) Problem-Solving
5 98 (14.14%) DevOps
6 91 (13.13%) Mathematics
7 73 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 59 (8.51%) Scrum
9 56 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (7.36%) Analytics
11 50 (7.22%) Data Science
12 49 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (7.07%) Unit Testing
13 48 (6.93%) Microservices
14 46 (6.64%) ITIL
15 45 (6.49%) Coaching
15 45 (6.49%) TDD
16 44 (6.35%) Fintech
16 44 (6.35%) OO
17 42 (6.06%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 175 (25.25%) SQL
2 146 (21.07%) C#
3 142 (20.49%) Python
4 140 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 136 (19.62%) Java
6 45 (6.49%) C++
7 39 (5.63%) TypeScript
8 28 (4.04%) PHP
9 27 (3.90%) C
10 25 (3.61%) R
11 22 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 21 (3.03%) Ruby
13 19 (2.74%) ES6
14 16 (2.31%) Apex Code
15 15 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 14 (2.02%) Go
16 14 (2.02%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.73%) Scala
18 11 (1.59%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 210 (30.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 44 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (4.62%) MCSE
4 30 (4.33%) CCNA
4 30 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (4.33%) Master's Degree
5 21 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (2.89%) Security Cleared
7 17 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 15 (2.16%) PhD
9 12 (1.73%) CISSP
9 12 (1.73%) HND
10 11 (1.59%) PMI Certification
11 10 (1.44%) HNC
12 8 (1.15%) MCP
12 8 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.87%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.87%) ICAEW
13 6 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.80%) QA
2 12 (1.73%) SLA
3 10 (1.44%) CDISC
3 10 (1.44%) GDPR
4 9 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.87%) Good Clinical Practice
6 5 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.72%) NIST
7 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.29%) GxP
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.29%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 59 (8.51%) Docker
2 56 (8.08%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.44%) Firmware
6 9 (1.30%) Xen
7 4 (0.58%) Postfix
8 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) pfSense
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (7.79%) Kubernetes
2 31 (4.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (4.18%) Terraform
4 28 (4.04%) Ansible
5 25 (3.61%) SCCM
6 19 (2.74%) Grafana
7 12 (1.73%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.44%) Puppet
9 9 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (1.15%) Nagios
10 8 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.72%) Graylog
11 5 (0.72%) Rancher
12 4 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.58%) Munin
13 3 (0.43%) Graphite
13 3 (0.43%) Kibana
13 3 (0.43%) logstash
13 3 (0.43%) Salt
13 3 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 137 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.92%) VMware
3 38 (5.48%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (4.47%) Google
5 29 (4.18%) SAP
6 27 (3.90%) Oracle
7 16 (2.31%) Talend
8 10 (1.44%) Apple
9 9 (1.30%) Cisco
10 8 (1.15%) BT
10 8 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.15%) Splunk
11 7 (1.01%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.87%) Citrix
12 6 (0.87%) Openreach
12 6 (0.87%) Sigfox
13 5 (0.72%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.72%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.72%) webMethods
13 5 (0.72%) Xamarin