Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,098 320 533
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.23% 5.89% 6.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.62% 35.91% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,229 211 449
10th Percentile £34,567 £27,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £37,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% -8.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £61,875 £71,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £80,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 4,064 891 1,624
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.88% 16.39% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,804 688 1,359
10th Percentile £34,567 £32,350 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,891 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.17% +5.45%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 July 2021.

Degree salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 936 (44.61%) Computer Science
2 842 (40.13%) Social Skills
3 634 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 575 (27.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 530 (25.26%) SQL
6 454 (21.64%) JavaScript
7 416 (19.83%) Finance
8 387 (18.45%) Azure
9 373 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
10 363 (17.30%) Microsoft
11 343 (16.35%) Python
12 333 (15.87%) AWS
13 329 (15.68%) Software Engineering
14 325 (15.49%) Java
15 320 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
16 316 (15.06%) Project Management
17 281 (13.39%) C#
18 280 (13.35%) DevOps
19 279 (13.30%) Mathematics
20 274 (13.06%) Data Management
21 270 (12.87%) Pharmaceutical
22 261 (12.44%) React
23 244 (11.63%) Git (software)
24 238 (11.34%) Linux
25 229 (10.92%) .NET
25 229 (10.92%) Scrum
26 226 (10.77%) Docker
27 225 (10.72%) Analytics
28 213 (10.15%) Mentoring
29 204 (9.72%) SQL Server

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
1 175 (8.34%) SAS
2 61 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.14%) Confluence
4 42 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.48%) CMS
6 29 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 18 (0.86%) Apache
8 17 (0.81%) Documentum
8 17 (0.81%) IIS
8 17 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.62%) JBoss
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.48%) WordPress
12 9 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
12 9 (0.43%) MTS
12 9 (0.43%) nginx
12 9 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
14 5 (0.24%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 117 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.62%) Figma
6 13 (0.62%) Sketch
7 9 (0.43%) InVision
8 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.29%) MadCap Flare
9 6 (0.29%) Marvel
9 6 (0.29%) Simulink
9 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.29%) SPSS
9 6 (0.29%) UserZoom
10 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.19%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.19%) Windchill
12 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.095%) Weka
Business Applications
1 43 (2.05%) Oracle Clinical
2 16 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.38%) TrackWise
8 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.19%) Magento
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.19%) Shopify
11 3 (0.14%) Infor M3
11 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 387 (18.45%) Azure
2 333 (15.87%) AWS
3 165 (7.86%) SaaS
4 102 (4.86%) GCP
5 98 (4.67%) Serverless
6 76 (3.62%) GitHub
7 64 (3.05%) Power Platform
8 55 (2.62%) PaaS
9 51 (2.43%) Amazon S3
9 51 (2.43%) Microsoft 365
10 45 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
11 44 (2.10%) IaaS
12 37 (1.76%) Veeva
13 25 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
15 20 (0.95%) Google Analytics
16 18 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.24%) Firewall
2 36 (1.72%) Internet
3 30 (1.43%) VPN
4 26 (1.24%) WAN
5 23 (1.10%) Bluetooth
6 22 (1.05%) Wireless
7 21 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.95%) SAN
8 20 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (0.91%) LAN
10 16 (0.76%) ZigBee
11 15 (0.71%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.62%) MPLS
13 11 (0.52%) FTP
13 11 (0.52%) SSL
14 10 (0.48%) 5G
14 10 (0.48%) SSH
14 10 (0.48%) VLAN
15 9 (0.43%) DNS
15 9 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.86%) Relational Database
3 95 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 86 (4.10%) MySQL
4 86 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
5 65 (3.10%) RDBMS
6 60 (2.86%) Power BI
7 52 (2.48%) Tableau
8 50 (2.38%) Big Data
8 50 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 39 (1.86%) MongoDB
11 34 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 32 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (1.48%) Data Lake
14 30 (1.43%) Redis
15 28 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 26 (1.24%) Base SAS
17 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 244 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 95 (4.53%) JIRA
3 78 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 58 (2.76%) Visual Studio
5 39 (1.86%) GitLab
6 38 (1.81%) Selenium
7 33 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 25 (1.19%) Gradle
9 22 (1.05%) Axure RP
9 22 (1.05%) Cypress.io
9 22 (1.05%) Postman
9 22 (1.05%) Travis CI
10 21 (1.00%) SpecFlow
10 21 (1.00%) webpack
11 19 (0.91%) JUnit
12 17 (0.81%) Subversion
13 15 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.67%) Maven
14 14 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 842 (40.13%) Social Skills
2 416 (19.83%) Finance
3 320 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
4 270 (12.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 197 (9.39%) Marketing
6 126 (6.01%) Presentation Skills
7 96 (4.58%) Games
8 93 (4.43%) Retail
9 88 (4.19%) Public Sector
10 81 (3.86%) Telecoms
11 80 (3.81%) Manufacturing
12 74 (3.53%) Electronics
13 73 (3.48%) Organisational Skills
14 53 (2.53%) Automotive
15 41 (1.95%) Legal
16 36 (1.72%) Banking
17 34 (1.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 32 (1.53%) Aerospace
19 31 (1.48%) French Language
20 24 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 553 (26.36%) Developer
2 190 (9.06%) Analyst
3 150 (7.15%) Consultant
4 149 (7.10%) Programmer
5 109 (5.20%) Software Engineer
6 107 (5.10%) Data Manager
7 100 (4.77%) Statistical Programmer
8 91 (4.34%) Senior Developer
9 87 (4.15%) Architect
10 85 (4.05%) Software Developer
11 83 (3.96%) Java Developer
12 82 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 82 (3.91%) React Developer
12 82 (3.91%) Senior Manager
13 76 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
14 74 (3.53%) Senior Programmer
15 72 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
16 67 (3.19%) Project Manager
17 65 (3.10%) .NET Developer
18 62 (2.96%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (12.44%) React
2 229 (10.92%) .NET
3 181 (8.63%) CSS
4 180 (8.58%) HTML
5 157 (7.48%) Node.js
6 134 (6.39%) AngularJS
7 127 (6.05%) REST
8 87 (4.15%) Web Services
9 71 (3.38%) RESTful
10 62 (2.96%) ASP.NET
11 61 (2.91%) XML
12 56 (2.67%) .NET Core
13 55 (2.62%) Redux
14 53 (2.53%) Spring
15 49 (2.34%) jQuery
16 48 (2.29%) HTML5
17 46 (2.19%) Sass
17 46 (2.19%) Vue.js
18 38 (1.81%) React Native
19 37 (1.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.06%) Life Science
2 124 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 124 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 122 (5.82%) User Experience
4 119 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
5 56 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 50 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 47 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
9 43 (2.05%) Driving Licence
10 42 (2.00%) Biotechnology
11 40 (1.91%) Data Structures
11 40 (1.91%) Public Cloud
12 31 (1.48%) Internet of Things
13 30 (1.43%) Cloud Native
14 27 (1.29%) Blog
15 25 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.14%) Client/Server
17 21 (1.00%) PMI
17 21 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 238 (11.34%) Linux
2 201 (9.58%) Windows
3 95 (4.53%) Android
4 64 (3.05%) Unix
5 34 (1.62%) Windows Server
6 32 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
8 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.33%) SUSE
9 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.095%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.048%) CentOS
14 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (44.61%) Computer Science
2 634 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
4 329 (15.68%) Software Engineering
5 316 (15.06%) Project Management
6 280 (13.35%) DevOps
7 279 (13.30%) Mathematics
8 274 (13.06%) Data Management
9 229 (10.92%) Scrum
10 225 (10.72%) Analytics
11 213 (10.15%) Mentoring
12 190 (9.06%) Validation
13 185 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
14 169 (8.06%) Statistics
15 158 (7.53%) Test Automation
16 153 (7.29%) Microservices
17 151 (7.20%) Data Science
18 145 (6.91%) Decision-Making
19 135 (6.43%) SDLC
20 125 (5.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 530 (25.26%) SQL
2 454 (21.64%) JavaScript
3 343 (16.35%) Python
4 325 (15.49%) Java
5 281 (13.39%) C#
6 154 (7.34%) TypeScript
7 114 (5.43%) R
8 100 (4.77%) C++
9 68 (3.24%) C
10 62 (2.96%) Scala
11 56 (2.67%) ES6
12 53 (2.53%) PHP
13 50 (2.38%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.19%) Kotlin
15 44 (2.10%) T-SQL
16 43 (2.05%) Go
17 39 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 39 (1.86%) Ruby
18 31 (1.48%) Java 8
19 26 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 575 (27.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 88 (4.19%) Numerate Degree
3 85 (4.05%) Master's Degree
4 64 (3.05%) PhD
5 62 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 40 (1.91%) PMI Certification
7 35 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (1.53%) SC Cleared
9 26 (1.24%) CCNA
9 26 (1.24%) MBA
10 24 (1.14%) CISSP
11 19 (0.91%) PMP
12 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.81%) AWS Certification
13 17 (0.81%) ISEB
14 15 (0.71%) APMP
14 15 (0.71%) CCNP
14 15 (0.71%) HND
14 15 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (6.72%) QA
2 104 (4.96%) Good Clinical Practice
3 77 (3.67%) CDISC
4 46 (2.19%) GDPR
5 42 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (1.95%) Data Quality
7 34 (1.62%) NIST
8 24 (1.14%) Accessibility
9 18 (0.86%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.67%) PMO
10 14 (0.67%) Solvency II
11 13 (0.62%) SLA
12 8 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 7 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.24%) GLP
14 5 (0.24%) GMP
14 5 (0.24%) ISO 13485
14 5 (0.24%) MISRA
15 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 226 (10.77%) Docker
2 76 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.29%) Firmware
5 24 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.14%) vSphere
6 8 (0.38%) HDFS
7 6 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.14%) Xen
10 2 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.095%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.048%) KVM
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.048%) Postfix
11 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (5.39%) Kubernetes
2 73 (3.48%) Terraform
3 36 (1.72%) Ansible
4 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (0.86%) Grafana
6 17 (0.81%) Puppet
7 14 (0.67%) Nagios
7 14 (0.67%) SCCM
8 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.48%) Rancher
10 9 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.33%) Opsgenie
11 7 (0.33%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.29%) FlexNet
12 6 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.29%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.24%) CASB
14 4 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 363 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 160 (7.63%) Oracle
3 85 (4.05%) Google
4 78 (3.72%) SAP
5 52 (2.48%) VMware
6 41 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (1.48%) Databricks
8 29 (1.38%) Cisco
9 28 (1.33%) Facebook
10 25 (1.19%) HP
11 20 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.86%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.81%) Adobe
14 15 (0.71%) CyberArk
14 15 (0.71%) ForgeRock
14 15 (0.71%) Netlify
15 14 (0.67%) Dell
15 14 (0.67%) Twitter
16 13 (0.62%) YouTube
17 12 (0.57%) EMC