Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 5,752 2,736 2,641
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 35.60% 39.07% 33.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.42% 40.90% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5,182 2,474 2,459
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +8.42%
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 15,371 6,690 7,701
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.54% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13,131 5,801 6,592
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £34,888
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +7.48%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 2,893 (50.30%) JavaScript
2 2,290 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1,679 (29.19%) .NET
4 1,673 (29.09%) C#
5 1,561 (27.14%) SQL
6 1,526 (26.53%) HTML
7 1,484 (25.80%) React
8 1,474 (25.63%) CSS
9 1,308 (22.74%) Azure
10 1,226 (21.31%) AngularJS
11 1,183 (20.57%) AWS
12 1,160 (20.17%) Java
13 1,149 (19.98%) Software Engineering
14 1,080 (18.78%) Docker
15 1,010 (17.56%) DevOps
16 1,007 (17.51%) Finance
17 963 (16.74%) Git (software)
18 955 (16.60%) SQL Server
19 870 (15.13%) Microservices
20 829 (14.41%) PHP
21 810 (14.08%) TypeScript
22 798 (13.87%) Node.js
23 788 (13.70%) MVC
24 768 (13.35%) Front End Development
25 727 (12.64%) TDD
26 716 (12.45%) Python
27 706 (12.27%) Kubernetes
28 697 (12.12%) Scrum
29 670 (11.65%) Vue.js
30 666 (11.58%) .NET Core

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
1 199 (3.46%) CMS
2 168 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
3 151 (2.63%) WordPress
4 103 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 93 (1.62%) Confluence
6 80 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 79 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 78 (1.36%) Apache
9 62 (1.08%) IIS
10 58 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
11 52 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 47 (0.82%) Kentico
13 40 (0.70%) EPiServer
14 32 (0.56%) nginx
15 30 (0.52%) Drupal
16 23 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (0.35%) JBoss
18 17 (0.30%) Mule
19 15 (0.26%) Apache Solr
19 15 (0.26%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 34 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.50%) Sketch
3 28 (0.49%) Figma
4 21 (0.37%) Adobe XD
5 18 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (0.17%) InVision
8 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.12%) Zeplin
9 6 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.087%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.087%) GIMP
11 4 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.035%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.017%) Gephi
13 1 (0.017%) Marvel
13 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.017%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 60 (1.04%) Magento
2 53 (0.92%) Shopify
3 49 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 16 (0.28%) nopCommerce
6 15 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.10%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.087%) R3 Corda
11 4 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.052%) Infor M3
12 3 (0.052%) SAP HR
12 3 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.035%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.035%) SAP HCM
13 2 (0.035%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,308 (22.74%) Azure
2 1,183 (20.57%) AWS
3 484 (8.41%) GCP
4 380 (6.61%) SaaS
5 332 (5.77%) Serverless
6 198 (3.44%) Power Platform
7 164 (2.85%) GitHub
8 101 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 101 (1.76%) npm
9 98 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
10 76 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 73 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 66 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
13 58 (1.01%) Azure Service Bus
14 56 (0.97%) PaaS
15 44 (0.76%) Azure Logic Apps
16 41 (0.71%) Microsoft 365
16 41 (0.71%) PowerApps
16 41 (0.71%) Slack
17 40 (0.70%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.08%) HTTP
2 48 (0.83%) Internet
3 18 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.26%) Bluetooth
4 15 (0.26%) Network Security
5 11 (0.19%) SSH
6 10 (0.17%) Skype
7 9 (0.16%) DNS
8 8 (0.14%) FTP
9 7 (0.12%) Firewall
10 5 (0.087%) SSL
11 4 (0.070%) DAB
11 4 (0.070%) Intranet
12 3 (0.052%) H.323
12 3 (0.052%) RTP
12 3 (0.052%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.035%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.035%) SMS
13 2 (0.035%) VoIP
14 1 (0.017%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 664 (11.54%) MySQL
3 400 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 284 (4.94%) NoSQL
5 280 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
6 222 (3.86%) Relational Database
7 157 (2.73%) Power BI
8 156 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 150 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 140 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 139 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
12 103 (1.79%) Redis
13 100 (1.74%) Big Data
14 79 (1.37%) Hadoop
15 68 (1.18%) RDBMS
16 59 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
16 59 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 53 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
18 47 (0.82%) Apache Hive
19 46 (0.80%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 963 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 333 (5.79%) Jenkins
3 262 (4.55%) JIRA
4 157 (2.73%) Visual Studio
5 141 (2.45%) Maven
5 141 (2.45%) webpack
6 88 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 84 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 71 (1.23%) Bitbucket
9 67 (1.16%) JUnit
10 64 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 62 (1.08%) Subversion
12 53 (0.92%) GitLab
13 52 (0.90%) Gradle
14 51 (0.89%) gulp
15 50 (0.87%) Selenium
16 48 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
17 47 (0.82%) IntelliJ
18 41 (0.71%) TeamCity
19 33 (0.57%) Mercurial
General
1 1,007 (17.51%) Finance
2 270 (4.69%) Retail
3 237 (4.12%) Games
4 223 (3.88%) Marketing
5 136 (2.36%) Front Office
6 123 (2.14%) Banking
7 118 (2.05%) Public Sector
8 116 (2.02%) Law
9 83 (1.44%) Electronics
10 77 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 69 (1.20%) Back Office
12 66 (1.15%) Telecoms
13 44 (0.76%) Advertising
13 44 (0.76%) Legal
14 23 (0.40%) Automotive
15 20 (0.35%) Local Government
16 15 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.23%) German Language
18 11 (0.19%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,679 (29.19%) .NET
2 1,526 (26.53%) HTML
3 1,484 (25.80%) React
4 1,474 (25.63%) CSS
5 1,226 (21.31%) AngularJS
6 798 (13.87%) Node.js
7 670 (11.65%) Vue.js
8 666 (11.58%) .NET Core
9 587 (10.21%) REST
10 585 (10.17%) Web Services
11 569 (9.89%) ASP.NET
12 471 (8.19%) RESTful
13 453 (7.88%) Spring
14 444 (7.72%) HTML5
15 417 (7.25%) jQuery
16 401 (6.97%) Laravel
17 377 (6.55%) .NET Framework
18 350 (6.08%) React Native
19 295 (5.13%) CSS3
20 281 (4.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 476 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
2 400 (6.95%) User Experience
3 299 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 240 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 146 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 138 (2.40%) Virtual Team
7 90 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 88 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 83 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 74 (1.29%) Blog
10 74 (1.29%) NHS
11 68 (1.18%) Social Media
12 52 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 49 (0.85%) iPad
14 41 (0.71%) Cloud Native
15 39 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 34 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
17 32 (0.56%) Fixed Income
18 31 (0.54%) N-Tier
19 29 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 432 (7.51%) Linux
2 268 (4.66%) Android
3 242 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 158 (2.75%) Windows
5 80 (1.39%) Unix
6 40 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.21%) Debian
9 9 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.052%) CentOS
13 3 (0.052%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.052%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.035%) Alpine Linux
14 2 (0.035%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.035%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,290 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1,149 (19.98%) Software Engineering
3 1,010 (17.56%) DevOps
4 870 (15.13%) Microservices
5 788 (13.70%) MVC
6 768 (13.35%) Front End Development
7 727 (12.64%) TDD
8 697 (12.12%) Scrum
9 584 (10.15%) Web Development
10 500 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
11 448 (7.79%) Fintech
12 400 (6.95%) Computer Science
13 379 (6.59%) OOP
14 374 (6.50%) E-Commerce
15 343 (5.96%) OO
16 339 (5.89%) Mentoring
17 323 (5.62%) Test Automation
18 314 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
19 311 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
20 289 (5.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,893 (50.30%) JavaScript
2 1,673 (29.09%) C#
3 1,561 (27.14%) SQL
4 1,160 (20.17%) Java
5 829 (14.41%) PHP
6 810 (14.08%) TypeScript
7 716 (12.45%) Python
8 288 (5.01%) T-SQL
9 214 (3.72%) Ruby
10 191 (3.32%) Go
11 184 (3.20%) ES6
12 180 (3.13%) Kotlin
13 159 (2.76%) C++
14 156 (2.71%) Java 8
15 105 (1.83%) Apple Swift
16 104 (1.81%) Scala
17 88 (1.53%) C
18 68 (1.18%) Apex Code
18 68 (1.18%) PL/SQL
19 63 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 393 (6.83%) Degree
2 233 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 100 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 34 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.14%) PhD
9 7 (0.12%) MCSD
10 6 (0.10%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.087%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.087%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.070%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.070%) HND
12 4 (0.070%) MCSA
12 4 (0.070%) MCSE
13 2 (0.035%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.035%) MCP
13 2 (0.035%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.035%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (3.34%) QA
2 14 (0.24%) WAI
3 13 (0.23%) SLA
4 12 (0.21%) GDPR
4 12 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.087%) WCAG
7 4 (0.070%) Basel III
7 4 (0.070%) COREP
7 4 (0.070%) CRD IV
7 4 (0.070%) GRC
7 4 (0.070%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.052%) NIST
9 2 (0.035%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.017%) IFRS
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.017%) SOC 1
10 1 (0.017%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,080 (18.78%) Docker
2 18 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.19%) Firmware
4 8 (0.14%) HDFS
5 4 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.070%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.017%) KVM
6 1 (0.017%) Varnish
6 1 (0.017%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.017%) vSphere
6 1 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 706 (12.27%) Kubernetes
2 169 (2.94%) Terraform
3 50 (0.87%) Ansible
4 27 (0.47%) Packer
5 22 (0.38%) Puppet
6 17 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.23%) Kibana
8 11 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.10%) FlexNet
9 6 (0.10%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.087%) Grafana
10 5 (0.087%) MIIS
10 5 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.052%) Rancher
11 3 (0.052%) TeamSite
11 3 (0.052%) Zipkin
12 2 (0.035%) Control-M
12 2 (0.035%) Istio
12 2 (0.035%) logstash
12 2 (0.035%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 614 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 212 (3.69%) Oracle
3 183 (3.18%) Google
4 128 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
5 124 (2.16%) Zend
6 89 (1.55%) SAP
7 70 (1.22%) Adobe
8 63 (1.10%) Sitecore
9 62 (1.08%) Xamarin
10 39 (0.68%) Apple
11 35 (0.61%) WooCommerce
12 34 (0.59%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.38%) Informatica
13 22 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 20 (0.35%) Databricks
15 18 (0.31%) Talend
16 17 (0.30%) MuleSoft
17 16 (0.28%) IBM
17 16 (0.28%) Sage
18 15 (0.26%) JDA