Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 47 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Degree 390 437 499
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.06% 5.70% 6.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.12% 32.78% 33.69%
Number of salaries quoted 641 692 811
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.70% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 997 1,333 1,481
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.49% 17.38% 19.17%
Number of salaries quoted 820 1,085 1,234
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.65% +2.73%
10th Percentile £31,500 £34,655 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £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 21 October 2020.

Degree salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 139 (35.64%) Computer Science
2 111 (28.46%) Software Engineering
3 107 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (26.67%) SQL
5 96 (24.62%) Python
6 95 (24.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 91 (23.33%) Azure
8 90 (23.08%) C#
9 89 (22.82%) Java
9 89 (22.82%) Finance
10 81 (20.77%) Mathematics
11 75 (19.23%) Microsoft
12 74 (18.97%) JavaScript
13 71 (18.21%) AWS
14 59 (15.13%) Git (software)
15 56 (14.36%) SQL Server
16 52 (13.33%) DevOps
17 51 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (11.03%) .NET
19 43 (11.03%) OO
20 41 (10.51%) Marketing
20 41 (10.51%) Algorithms
20 41 (10.51%) NoSQL
20 41 (10.51%) Analytics
21 40 (10.26%) Linux
22 39 (10.00%) Windows
23 37 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
23 37 (9.49%) Microservices
24 36 (9.23%) Data Science

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 17 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 14 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.31%) Confluence
4 9 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.05%) IBM Domino
6 7 (1.79%) Apache
7 5 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.28%) Luigi
8 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.51%) CMS
9 2 (0.51%) Liferay
9 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) CICS
10 1 (0.26%) Drupal
10 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.26%) InDesign
3 1 (0.26%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MODO
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) Revit
3 1 (0.26%) Simulink
3 1 (0.26%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 91 (23.33%) Azure
2 71 (18.21%) AWS
3 30 (7.69%) Office 365
4 29 (7.44%) SaaS
5 22 (5.64%) PaaS
6 21 (5.38%) GCP
6 21 (5.38%) IaaS
7 12 (3.08%) Power Platform
8 9 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.05%) Stackdriver
10 7 (1.79%) GitHub
10 7 (1.79%) Serverless
11 6 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.54%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.28%) Logic Apps
13 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.03%) Force.com
14 3 (0.77%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) Internet
2 9 (2.31%) HTTP
2 9 (2.31%) Skype
3 7 (1.79%) DNS
4 6 (1.54%) SMTP
5 5 (1.28%) Network Security
5 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.03%) Firewall
6 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.03%) SNMP
6 4 (1.03%) Wireless
7 3 (0.77%) AMQP
7 3 (0.77%) RS-232
7 3 (0.77%) RS-485
7 3 (0.77%) VoIP
8 2 (0.51%) LAN
8 2 (0.51%) PBX
8 2 (0.51%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.51%) NoSQL
3 30 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (5.64%) Big Data
5 17 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.08%) Power BI
8 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.31%) MySQL
11 8 (2.05%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (1.28%) Azkaban
14 5 (1.28%) InfluxDB
15 4 (1.03%) BigQuery
15 4 (1.03%) Bigtable
15 4 (1.03%) Cloud Spanner
Development Applications
1 59 (15.13%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.64%) JIRA
3 18 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.85%) Subversion
5 14 (3.59%) Mercurial
6 13 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.82%) Selenium
8 9 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.05%) GitLab
9 8 (2.05%) Gradle
10 6 (1.54%) fastlane
11 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (1.28%) Xcode
12 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.77%) GCC
13 2 (0.51%) Ant
13 2 (0.51%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.51%) Maven
General
1 89 (22.82%) Finance
2 41 (10.51%) Marketing
3 36 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 33 (8.46%) Public Sector
5 29 (7.44%) Manufacturing
6 24 (6.15%) Electronics
7 9 (2.31%) Law
8 7 (1.79%) French Language
8 7 (1.79%) Games
8 7 (1.79%) Retail
9 5 (1.28%) German Language
9 5 (1.28%) Legal
10 4 (1.03%) Banking
10 4 (1.03%) Billing
10 4 (1.03%) Dutch Language
10 4 (1.03%) Local Government
10 4 (1.03%) Polish Language
11 3 (0.77%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (31.03%) Developer
2 43 (11.03%) Software Engineer
3 27 (6.92%) Junior
4 24 (6.15%) .NET Developer
4 24 (6.15%) Analyst
4 24 (6.15%) C# Developer
5 23 (5.90%) Software Developer
6 22 (5.64%) Architect
7 21 (5.38%) Consultant
7 21 (5.38%) Java Developer
8 20 (5.13%) Data Engineer
9 18 (4.62%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.10%) Java Engineer
11 15 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
11 15 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (3.85%) Graduate
12 14 (3.59%) Junior Developer
13 13 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.82%) Java Software Engineer
14 11 (2.82%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.03%) .NET
2 34 (8.72%) AngularJS
2 34 (8.72%) CSS
2 34 (8.72%) HTML
3 30 (7.69%) React
4 26 (6.67%) Node.js
5 23 (5.90%) JSON
5 23 (5.90%) RESTful
6 19 (4.87%) ASP.NET
6 19 (4.87%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (4.62%) .NET Core
8 17 (4.36%) Web Services
9 15 (3.85%) Spring
10 14 (3.59%) Vue.js
11 12 (3.08%) Kafka
12 11 (2.82%) REST
12 11 (2.82%) Visualforce
13 9 (2.31%) WPF
14 8 (2.05%) Spring Integration
14 8 (2.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (10.51%) Algorithms
3 22 (5.64%) User Experience
4 20 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.87%) Data Structures
6 18 (4.62%) Data Centre
7 17 (4.36%) Management Information System
8 16 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (2.82%) Private Cloud
12 9 (2.31%) Mobile App
13 8 (2.05%) Life Science
13 8 (2.05%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.28%) CAN bus
14 5 (1.28%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.28%) Lidar
15 4 (1.03%) Biotechnology
15 4 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.26%) Linux
2 39 (10.00%) Windows
3 21 (5.38%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.85%) Android
5 7 (1.79%) Unix
5 7 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.28%) Debian
7 5 (1.28%) Robot Operating System
7 5 (1.28%) VMS
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (35.64%) Computer Science
2 111 (28.46%) Software Engineering
3 107 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (20.77%) Mathematics
5 52 (13.33%) DevOps
6 46 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.03%) OO
8 41 (10.51%) Analytics
9 37 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (9.49%) Microservices
10 36 (9.23%) Data Science
11 35 (8.97%) Mentoring
11 35 (8.97%) Scrum
12 34 (8.72%) Test Automation
13 33 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (7.95%) Decision-Making
15 28 (7.18%) Project Management
16 27 (6.92%) Unit Testing
17 26 (6.67%) Product Management
18 25 (6.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.67%) SQL
2 96 (24.62%) Python
3 90 (23.08%) C#
4 89 (22.82%) Java
5 74 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 30 (7.69%) C++
7 19 (4.87%) C
8 18 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.62%) Scala
9 16 (4.10%) Apex Code
10 15 (3.85%) PHP
11 13 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.08%) Apple Swift
12 12 (3.08%) R
13 11 (2.82%) Perl
14 10 (2.56%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.31%) Go
16 8 (2.05%) Objective-C
17 5 (1.28%) Kotlin
17 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (24.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (5.90%) Master's Degree
3 21 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.59%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.33%) CCNA
7 13 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.08%) MCSE
9 10 (2.56%) PhD
9 10 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.54%) HND
10 6 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.28%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.28%) HNC
11 5 (1.28%) MCDST
12 4 (1.03%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.03%) CISSP
13 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.87%) QA
2 13 (3.33%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) GDPR
4 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) GAAP
7 1 (0.26%) IFRS
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (7.18%) Docker
2 25 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.31%) Firmware
6 4 (1.03%) Xen
7 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.26%) NFS
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (5.64%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.85%) Ansible
4 14 (3.59%) Terraform
5 11 (2.82%) Grafana
5 11 (2.82%) SCCM
6 6 (1.54%) Rancher
7 5 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.28%) Graylog
7 5 (1.28%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.03%) Puppet
9 3 (0.77%) Salt
10 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.26%) Graphite
10 1 (0.26%) Kibana
10 1 (0.26%) logstash
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) yum
Vendors
1 75 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.18%) SAP
3 27 (6.92%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (6.15%) Google
5 20 (5.13%) VMware
6 9 (2.31%) Apple
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle
7 8 (2.05%) MuleSoft
7 8 (2.05%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.05%) Splunk
8 5 (1.28%) Tableau
9 4 (1.03%) Meraki
9 4 (1.03%) Talend
9 4 (1.03%) Zscaler
10 3 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.77%) Cisco
10 3 (0.77%) Facebook
10 3 (0.77%) IBM
10 3 (0.77%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.77%) Xero