Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 42 50
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 2,799 398 436
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.93% 5.97% 5.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.89% 38.68% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 322 344
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £83,625 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% 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 5,500 1,029 1,320
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.52% 15.43% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,567 861 1,111
10th Percentile £34,567 £31,500 £34,476
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -2.65%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 October 2021.

Degree salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 1,263 (45.12%) Social Skills
2 1,210 (43.23%) Computer Science
3 817 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
4 743 (26.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 600 (21.44%) Finance
6 548 (19.58%) Project Management
7 536 (19.15%) SQL
8 526 (18.79%) JavaScript
9 516 (18.44%) Azure
10 491 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
11 486 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
12 466 (16.65%) AWS
13 457 (16.33%) Mentoring
14 454 (16.22%) Microsoft
14 454 (16.22%) Data Management
15 448 (16.01%) Software Engineering
16 415 (14.83%) Python
17 405 (14.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 373 (13.33%) Java
19 371 (13.25%) DevOps
20 367 (13.11%) Mathematics
21 360 (12.86%) C#
22 356 (12.72%) Analytics
23 325 (11.61%) Oracle
24 284 (10.15%) Windows
24 284 (10.15%) Git (software)
25 277 (9.90%) Statistics
26 276 (9.86%) Validation
27 271 (9.68%) SAS
27 271 (9.68%) Full Stack Development

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
1 271 (9.68%) SAS
2 109 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.07%) CMS
4 53 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 42 (1.50%) Documentum
7 35 (1.25%) Confluence
8 32 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 25 (0.89%) Apache
10 23 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 22 (0.79%) EPiServer
11 22 (0.79%) JBoss
12 20 (0.71%) IIS
12 20 (0.71%) Kentico
12 20 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.39%) MTS
15 11 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 193 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 111 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
4 46 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.54%) InVision
7 14 (0.50%) Sketch
8 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.36%) Windchill
9 9 (0.32%) UserZoom
10 7 (0.25%) Figma
10 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.21%) MadCap Flare
11 6 (0.21%) Marvel
12 4 (0.14%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.11%) Simulink
14 2 (0.071%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 93 (3.32%) Oracle Clinical
2 29 (1.04%) TrackWise
3 24 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 18 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
7 14 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.25%) Maximo
11 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.18%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.18%) SAP SD
13 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
14 3 (0.11%) Magento
14 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
14 3 (0.11%) Shopify
14 3 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 516 (18.44%) Azure
2 466 (16.65%) AWS
3 250 (8.93%) SaaS
4 139 (4.97%) Serverless
5 134 (4.79%) GCP
6 108 (3.86%) Veeva
7 80 (2.86%) Power Platform
8 71 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
9 68 (2.43%) GitHub
10 61 (2.18%) Microsoft 365
11 57 (2.04%) Amazon S3
12 48 (1.71%) PaaS
13 38 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 38 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 37 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
15 33 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (1.04%) Azure Logic Apps
17 26 (0.93%) Azure Functions
18 23 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.32%) Firewall
2 45 (1.61%) VPN
3 42 (1.50%) WAN
4 32 (1.14%) Internet
5 31 (1.11%) LAN
6 28 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 26 (0.93%) DNS
8 24 (0.86%) Network Security
9 23 (0.82%) SAN
9 23 (0.82%) Wireless
10 20 (0.71%) Broadband
10 20 (0.71%) MPLS
10 20 (0.71%) OSPF
10 20 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (0.68%) BGP
11 19 (0.68%) DHCP
12 17 (0.61%) Bluetooth
12 17 (0.61%) IPv6
13 14 (0.50%) HTTP
14 13 (0.46%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 197 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 109 (3.89%) RDBMS
4 98 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 86 (3.07%) Big Data
5 86 (3.07%) MySQL
6 82 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
7 76 (2.72%) MongoDB
8 75 (2.68%) Power BI
9 74 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 68 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 64 (2.29%) Tableau
12 61 (2.18%) Spotfire
13 39 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
14 36 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
15 33 (1.18%) Data Lake
15 33 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 32 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
16 32 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (1.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 284 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 111 (3.97%) JIRA
3 79 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 62 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 36 (1.29%) Selenium
6 32 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
7 29 (1.04%) Axure RP
8 27 (0.96%) Gradle
9 26 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 22 (0.79%) GitLab
10 22 (0.79%) JUnit
10 22 (0.79%) Travis CI
11 21 (0.75%) Postman
11 21 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 19 (0.68%) Cypress.io
13 18 (0.64%) Cucumber
13 18 (0.64%) Subversion
13 18 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.57%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 1,263 (45.12%) Social Skills
2 600 (21.44%) Finance
3 486 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
4 405 (14.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 267 (9.54%) Marketing
6 226 (8.07%) Presentation Skills
7 132 (4.72%) Retail
8 130 (4.64%) Telecoms
9 115 (4.11%) Organisational Skills
10 87 (3.11%) Games
11 84 (3.00%) Manufacturing
12 78 (2.79%) Electronics
13 69 (2.47%) Legal
14 66 (2.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 62 (2.22%) Public Sector
16 59 (2.11%) Billing
17 58 (2.07%) German Language
18 57 (2.04%) French Language
19 56 (2.00%) Banking
20 49 (1.75%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 663 (23.69%) Developer
2 255 (9.11%) Analyst
3 244 (8.72%) Programmer
4 206 (7.36%) Consultant
5 163 (5.82%) Software Developer
6 157 (5.61%) Graduate
7 154 (5.50%) Software Engineer
8 137 (4.89%) Data Manager
9 123 (4.39%) Statistical Programmer
10 118 (4.22%) Architect
11 105 (3.75%) Java Developer
12 104 (3.72%) Project Manager
13 103 (3.68%) Senior Programmer
14 101 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
15 97 (3.47%) Senior Developer
16 93 (3.32%) .NET Developer
17 92 (3.29%) Senior Manager
18 84 (3.00%) Senior Consultant
19 75 (2.68%) C# Developer
19 75 (2.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (9.65%) .NET
2 252 (9.00%) CSS
3 249 (8.90%) HTML
4 238 (8.50%) React
5 234 (8.36%) Node.js
6 169 (6.04%) Web Services
7 156 (5.57%) REST
8 154 (5.50%) AngularJS
9 104 (3.72%) XML
10 94 (3.36%) jQuery
11 76 (2.72%) ASP.NET
12 69 (2.47%) Django
13 66 (2.36%) .NET Framework
14 65 (2.32%) RESTful
15 52 (1.86%) HTML5
16 51 (1.82%) .NET Core
16 51 (1.82%) Redux
16 51 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 48 (1.71%) Spring
18 47 (1.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 263 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
2 255 (9.11%) Life Science
3 200 (7.15%) Management Information System
4 150 (5.36%) User Experience
5 116 (4.14%) Mobile App
6 100 (3.57%) Biotechnology
7 96 (3.43%) Algorithms
8 76 (2.72%) Data Centre
8 76 (2.72%) Data Structures
9 71 (2.54%) Cloud Native
9 71 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 60 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (1.64%) Driving Licence
12 40 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 39 (1.39%) Legacy Code
13 39 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
14 36 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 29 (1.04%) PMI
16 25 (0.89%) Internet of Things
17 24 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 284 (10.15%) Windows
2 257 (9.18%) Linux
3 92 (3.29%) Android
4 82 (2.93%) Unix
5 63 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (0.36%) Solaris
9 10 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.25%) SUSE
12 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.18%) CentOS
14 4 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
14 4 (0.14%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.11%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,210 (43.23%) Computer Science
2 817 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (19.58%) Project Management
4 491 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
5 457 (16.33%) Mentoring
6 454 (16.22%) Data Management
7 448 (16.01%) Software Engineering
8 371 (13.25%) DevOps
9 367 (13.11%) Mathematics
10 356 (12.72%) Analytics
11 277 (9.90%) Statistics
12 276 (9.86%) Validation
13 271 (9.68%) Full Stack Development
14 244 (8.72%) Scrum
15 232 (8.29%) Data Science
16 210 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
17 195 (6.97%) Biostatistics
18 187 (6.68%) SDLC
19 185 (6.61%) Clinical Data Management
19 185 (6.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 536 (19.15%) SQL
2 526 (18.79%) JavaScript
3 415 (14.83%) Python
4 373 (13.33%) Java
5 360 (12.86%) C#
6 184 (6.57%) TypeScript
7 155 (5.54%) R
8 132 (4.72%) C++
9 80 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 67 (2.39%) Scala
11 51 (1.82%) PHP
12 50 (1.79%) Go
13 44 (1.57%) C
13 44 (1.57%) Kotlin
13 44 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 41 (1.46%) VB
15 36 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.11%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.86%) Java 8
17 24 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 743 (26.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 161 (5.75%) Master's Degree
3 104 (3.72%) Numerate Degree
4 66 (2.36%) PMI Certification
5 63 (2.25%) Security Cleared
6 56 (2.00%) PhD
7 53 (1.89%) CISSP
8 52 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (1.75%) PMP
10 48 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 46 (1.64%) CISA
12 38 (1.36%) SC Cleared
13 37 (1.32%) CISM
14 28 (1.00%) ISTQB
15 27 (0.96%) AWS Certification
15 27 (0.96%) CCNP
15 27 (0.96%) CRISC
16 25 (0.89%) MBA
17 24 (0.86%) CCNA
18 22 (0.79%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (6.07%) QA
2 153 (5.47%) Good Clinical Practice
3 141 (5.04%) CDISC
4 85 (3.04%) Data Quality
5 74 (2.64%) GDPR
6 45 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (1.29%) Accessibility
7 36 (1.29%) NIST
8 23 (0.82%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.68%) SLA
10 18 (0.64%) DO-254
11 16 (0.57%) GRC
11 16 (0.57%) ITGC
12 15 (0.54%) ISO 13485
12 15 (0.54%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.43%) PMO
13 12 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
15 10 (0.36%) COBIT
15 10 (0.36%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 234 (8.36%) Docker
2 77 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.21%) vSphere
5 29 (1.04%) Firmware
6 16 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.14%) Xen
12 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.071%) iptables
13 2 (0.071%) NFS
13 2 (0.071%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.071%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.036%) IAG
14 1 (0.036%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 105 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 97 (3.47%) Terraform
3 43 (1.54%) Ansible
4 28 (1.00%) Nagios
5 24 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
6 18 (0.64%) Puppet
7 15 (0.54%) Grafana
8 12 (0.43%) HP ALM
8 12 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.39%) SCCM
10 10 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.36%) Rancher
11 8 (0.29%) Nessus
11 8 (0.29%) Opsgenie
11 8 (0.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 6 (0.21%) CASB
12 6 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 454 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 325 (11.61%) Oracle
3 110 (3.93%) Google
4 86 (3.07%) SAP
5 76 (2.72%) VMware
6 69 (2.47%) Cisco
7 45 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (1.21%) HP
9 32 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 27 (0.96%) Facebook
11 26 (0.93%) Adobe
12 25 (0.89%) OpenText
13 24 (0.86%) Atlassian
13 24 (0.86%) IBM
14 21 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 21 (0.75%) Sitecore
15 20 (0.71%) Databricks
15 20 (0.71%) JD Edwards
15 20 (0.71%) Optimizely
15 20 (0.71%) Spotify