Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 7,713 2,160 2,749
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 33.94% 39.73% 33.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.22% 41.72% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,498 1,960 2,616
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £69,063 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 21,294 5,177 7,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.69% 95.22% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 17,190 4,518 6,886
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Developer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Developer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Developer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Developer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Developer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Developer over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Developer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, Developer 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 3,710 (48.10%) JavaScript
2 3,045 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
3 2,519 (32.66%) React
4 2,289 (29.68%) SQL
5 2,249 (29.16%) .NET
6 2,111 (27.37%) C#
7 1,899 (24.62%) HTML
8 1,814 (23.52%) CSS
9 1,768 (22.92%) Azure
10 1,710 (22.17%) AWS
11 1,544 (20.02%) Software Engineering
12 1,521 (19.72%) Docker
13 1,514 (19.63%) Java
14 1,498 (19.42%) AngularJS
15 1,419 (18.40%) Finance
16 1,344 (17.43%) Git (software)
17 1,240 (16.08%) DevOps
18 1,206 (15.64%) SQL Server
19 1,175 (15.23%) Microservices
20 1,152 (14.94%) TypeScript
21 1,101 (14.27%) Node.js
22 1,093 (14.17%) Front End Development
23 1,046 (13.56%) PHP
24 1,018 (13.20%) MVC
25 1,005 (13.03%) Kubernetes
26 979 (12.69%) Social Skills
27 970 (12.58%) Python
28 946 (12.27%) Microsoft
29 919 (11.91%) TDD
30 907 (11.76%) Scrum

Developer Skill Set
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
1 288 (3.73%) CMS
2 208 (2.70%) WordPress
3 190 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 137 (1.78%) Apache
5 121 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 108 (1.40%) Umbraco
7 92 (1.19%) IIS
8 90 (1.17%) nginx
9 84 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 79 (1.02%) Confluence
11 65 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 55 (0.71%) Kentico
13 54 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
14 50 (0.65%) Drupal
15 49 (0.64%) Tomcat
16 47 (0.61%) EPiServer
17 43 (0.56%) Headless CMS
18 32 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
19 28 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
20 17 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (0.51%) Figma
4 32 (0.41%) Sketch
5 21 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 12 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.078%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.078%) InDesign
10 6 (0.078%) InVision
10 6 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.065%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.052%) GIMP
13 2 (0.026%) EngageOne
13 2 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.013%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 78 (1.01%) Magento
2 61 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.79%) Shopify
3 40 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 27 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 9 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (0.078%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.065%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
13 3 (0.039%) Infor M3
13 3 (0.039%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.039%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,768 (22.92%) Azure
2 1,710 (22.17%) AWS
3 646 (8.38%) GCP
4 493 (6.39%) Serverless
5 466 (6.04%) SaaS
6 303 (3.93%) Power Platform
7 259 (3.36%) GitHub
8 227 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
9 217 (2.81%) Amazon S3
10 127 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
11 122 (1.58%) npm
12 112 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
13 111 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
14 80 (1.04%) PowerApps
15 77 (1.00%) Azure Service Bus
16 74 (0.96%) Firebase
17 71 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
18 62 (0.80%) PaaS
19 61 (0.79%) Power Automate
20 60 (0.78%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 80 (1.04%) HTTP
2 66 (0.86%) Internet
3 23 (0.30%) DNS
4 14 (0.18%) Bluetooth
5 13 (0.17%) FTP
5 13 (0.17%) RIP
6 12 (0.16%) Intranet
7 10 (0.13%) SSL
8 6 (0.078%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (0.078%) Firewall
8 6 (0.078%) MQTT
8 6 (0.078%) RTP
9 5 (0.065%) Broadband
9 5 (0.065%) H.323
10 4 (0.052%) SSH
10 4 (0.052%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.052%) Wireless
11 3 (0.039%) 5G
11 3 (0.039%) Skype
11 3 (0.039%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,206 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 748 (9.70%) MySQL
3 525 (6.81%) NoSQL
4 522 (6.77%) MongoDB
5 409 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
6 287 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 267 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 253 (3.28%) Power BI
9 217 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 210 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 207 (2.68%) Big Data
12 179 (2.32%) Redis
13 177 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
14 121 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
15 110 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 97 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 84 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
18 74 (0.96%) GIS
19 70 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 60 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,344 (17.43%) Git (software)
2 440 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 284 (3.68%) JIRA
4 210 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 208 (2.70%) webpack
6 173 (2.24%) Maven
7 119 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 117 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 116 (1.50%) JUnit
10 99 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 80 (1.04%) GitLab
12 74 (0.96%) gulp
13 73 (0.95%) Cypress.io
14 68 (0.88%) Bitbucket
14 68 (0.88%) Gradle
15 64 (0.83%) Cucumber
15 64 (0.83%) Selenium
16 59 (0.76%) Subversion
17 57 (0.74%) Mocha
18 54 (0.70%) Babel
General
1 1,419 (18.40%) Finance
2 979 (12.69%) Social Skills
3 331 (4.29%) Retail
4 315 (4.08%) Marketing
5 301 (3.90%) Games
6 287 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 192 (2.49%) Banking
8 180 (2.33%) Front Office
9 131 (1.70%) Public Sector
10 130 (1.69%) Law
11 88 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 77 (1.00%) Electronics
13 67 (0.87%) Legal
13 67 (0.87%) Telecoms
14 56 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
15 55 (0.71%) Advertising
16 52 (0.67%) Back Office
17 43 (0.56%) Automotive
18 40 (0.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 36 (0.47%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,519 (32.66%) React
2 2,249 (29.16%) .NET
3 1,899 (24.62%) HTML
4 1,814 (23.52%) CSS
5 1,498 (19.42%) AngularJS
6 1,101 (14.27%) Node.js
7 870 (11.28%) .NET Core
8 865 (11.21%) Web Services
9 854 (11.07%) REST
10 817 (10.59%) Vue.js
11 706 (9.15%) RESTful
12 702 (9.10%) ASP.NET
13 607 (7.87%) jQuery
14 538 (6.98%) HTML5
15 517 (6.70%) Spring
16 469 (6.08%) .NET Framework
17 430 (5.58%) Laravel
18 402 (5.21%) React Native
19 396 (5.13%) Redux
20 356 (4.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 603 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
2 593 (7.69%) User Experience
3 433 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 210 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 208 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 114 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 105 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 96 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
9 93 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 85 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 77 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
12 75 (0.97%) Cloud Native
13 69 (0.89%) Derivative
14 67 (0.87%) Social Media
15 66 (0.86%) Data Structures
16 65 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 63 (0.82%) NHS
18 59 (0.76%) Equities
19 49 (0.64%) iPad
20 46 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 555 (7.20%) Linux
2 374 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 365 (4.73%) Android
4 220 (2.85%) Windows
5 89 (1.15%) Unix
6 38 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.12%) CentOS
12 8 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.091%) SUSE
14 6 (0.078%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.065%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.039%) Fedora
16 3 (0.039%) zOS
17 2 (0.026%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,045 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1,544 (20.02%) Software Engineering
3 1,240 (16.08%) DevOps
4 1,175 (15.23%) Microservices
5 1,093 (14.17%) Front End Development
6 1,018 (13.20%) MVC
7 919 (11.91%) TDD
8 907 (11.76%) Scrum
9 704 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
10 675 (8.75%) Web Development
11 672 (8.71%) Fintech
12 532 (6.90%) E-Commerce
13 517 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 511 (6.63%) Computer Science
15 503 (6.52%) Unit Testing
16 491 (6.37%) OO
17 459 (5.95%) OOP
18 457 (5.93%) Test Automation
19 435 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
20 372 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3,710 (48.10%) JavaScript
2 2,289 (29.68%) SQL
3 2,111 (27.37%) C#
4 1,514 (19.63%) Java
5 1,152 (14.94%) TypeScript
6 1,046 (13.56%) PHP
7 970 (12.58%) Python
8 383 (4.97%) T-SQL
9 330 (4.28%) Go
10 270 (3.50%) Kotlin
10 270 (3.50%) Ruby
11 212 (2.75%) ES6
12 201 (2.61%) C++
13 184 (2.39%) Java 8
14 175 (2.27%) Apple Swift
15 135 (1.75%) C
16 134 (1.74%) Scala
17 118 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 82 (1.06%) PowerShell
19 79 (1.02%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 553 (7.17%) Degree
2 296 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 148 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 131 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 53 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 19 (0.25%) MCSD
8 17 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 16 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 15 (0.19%) PhD
11 12 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.091%) HND
13 6 (0.078%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.052%) MCSA
14 4 (0.052%) MCSE
15 3 (0.039%) CFA
16 2 (0.026%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.026%) Oracle Certification
17 1 (0.013%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (3.80%) QA
2 161 (2.09%) Accessibility
3 32 (0.41%) GDPR
4 23 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.30%) SLA
5 22 (0.29%) WCAG
6 20 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.078%) GRC
8 4 (0.052%) Basel III
8 4 (0.052%) COREP
8 4 (0.052%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.052%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.039%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.026%) HL7
11 1 (0.013%) IFRS
11 1 (0.013%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.013%) PSD2
11 1 (0.013%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,521 (19.72%) Docker
2 18 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.16%) Firmware
4 11 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.10%) HDFS
6 7 (0.091%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.039%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.013%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.013%) KVM
9 1 (0.013%) Varnish
9 1 (0.013%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.013%) vSphere
9 1 (0.013%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,005 (13.03%) Kubernetes
2 340 (4.41%) Terraform
3 80 (1.04%) Ansible
4 25 (0.32%) Kibana
5 20 (0.26%) Puppet
6 17 (0.22%) Packer
7 13 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.13%) Grafana
8 10 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.13%) Rancher
9 9 (0.12%) logstash
9 9 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.078%) FlexNet
11 5 (0.065%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.052%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 3 (0.039%) TeamSite
14 2 (0.026%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.026%) CloudHub
14 2 (0.026%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.026%) Istio
Vendors
1 946 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 294 (3.81%) Oracle
3 290 (3.76%) Google
4 136 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
4 136 (1.76%) Zend
5 109 (1.41%) SAP
6 67 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 66 (0.86%) Adobe
8 61 (0.79%) Sitecore
9 54 (0.70%) ServiceNow
10 51 (0.66%) Apple
11 48 (0.62%) WooCommerce
12 29 (0.38%) IBM
13 26 (0.34%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.32%) Informatica
14 25 (0.32%) JDA
15 24 (0.31%) Mercator
16 23 (0.30%) Sage
17 21 (0.27%) JD Edwards
18 20 (0.26%) Netlify