Period
to 16 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,997 2,841 2,733
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 38.12% 38.83% 36.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 39.87% 40.25% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7,297 5,183 5,105
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £33,946 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 10,024 7,058 7,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.46% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,783 6,203 6,342
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 1,905 (47.66%) JavaScript
2 1,567 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,204 (30.12%) C#
4 1,200 (30.02%) .NET
5 1,029 (25.74%) HTML
6 1,013 (25.34%) React
7 982 (24.57%) CSS
8 974 (24.37%) SQL
9 941 (23.54%) AngularJS
10 885 (22.14%) Java
11 876 (21.92%) Azure
12 703 (17.59%) AWS
13 695 (17.39%) Software Engineering
14 689 (17.24%) DevOps
15 668 (16.71%) Git (software)
16 650 (16.26%) Finance
17 623 (15.59%) Microservices
18 606 (15.16%) TDD
19 592 (14.81%) SQL Server
20 579 (14.49%) Python
21 566 (14.16%) MVC
22 557 (13.94%) Docker
23 549 (13.74%) Node.js
24 548 (13.71%) PHP
25 536 (13.41%) .NET Core
26 499 (12.48%) Front End Development
27 493 (12.33%) TypeScript
28 481 (12.03%) Web Development
29 464 (11.61%) Scrum
30 458 (11.46%) Web Services

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
1 136 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
2 128 (3.20%) CMS
3 101 (2.53%) WordPress
4 61 (1.53%) Apache
5 60 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 57 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 55 (1.38%) Confluence
8 39 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 38 (0.95%) IIS
10 33 (0.83%) EPiServer
10 33 (0.83%) SharePoint
11 32 (0.80%) Kentico
12 30 (0.75%) Drupal
13 29 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.53%) nginx
15 19 (0.48%) IBM Domino
16 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.33%) JBoss
18 12 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 31 (0.78%) Sketch
2 26 (0.65%) Figma
2 26 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 21 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 19 (0.48%) Adobe XD
5 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (0.23%) InVision
7 6 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.13%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.10%) GIMP
10 2 (0.050%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.050%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.050%) Inkscape
10 2 (0.050%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.025%) Marvel
11 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (1.75%) Magento
2 45 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.85%) Shopify
4 16 (0.40%) R3 Corda
5 15 (0.38%) nopCommerce
6 11 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.15%) Odoo
7 6 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.13%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.050%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 2 (0.050%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.025%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 876 (21.92%) Azure
2 703 (17.59%) AWS
3 275 (6.88%) GCP
4 222 (5.55%) Serverless
5 216 (5.40%) SaaS
6 107 (2.68%) GitHub
7 106 (2.65%) Power Platform
8 75 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
9 66 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (1.38%) npm
11 53 (1.33%) Amazon S3
12 44 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
13 41 (1.03%) PaaS
14 35 (0.88%) Slack
15 31 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
15 31 (0.78%) Logic Apps
16 26 (0.65%) Office 365
17 25 (0.63%) Azure Functions
18 24 (0.60%) IaaS
19 21 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.20%) HTTP
2 44 (1.10%) Internet
3 21 (0.53%) Skype
3 21 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.35%) SSH
5 12 (0.30%) Bluetooth
6 11 (0.28%) Network Security
7 9 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.15%) SSL
9 4 (0.10%) Firewall
9 4 (0.10%) Intranet
9 4 (0.10%) SMTP
9 4 (0.10%) SNMP
10 2 (0.050%) AMQP
10 2 (0.050%) DAB
10 2 (0.050%) DNS
10 2 (0.050%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.050%) LAN
10 2 (0.050%) VoIP
11 1 (0.025%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 445 (11.13%) MySQL
3 298 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 203 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 201 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 193 (4.83%) NoSQL
7 100 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 96 (2.40%) Redis
9 87 (2.18%) Big Data
10 81 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 80 (2.00%) Power BI
12 66 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
13 64 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (0.93%) Hadoop
16 34 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 32 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 32 (0.80%) RDBMS
18 31 (0.78%) Blockchain
18 31 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 668 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 195 (4.88%) JIRA
3 160 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 97 (2.43%) Visual Studio
5 79 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (1.90%) Maven
7 67 (1.68%) webpack
8 60 (1.50%) Bitbucket
9 49 (1.23%) IntelliJ
10 45 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 45 (1.13%) JUnit
11 44 (1.10%) Gradle
12 43 (1.08%) Selenium
12 43 (1.08%) TeamCity
13 38 (0.95%) gulp
14 35 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
15 33 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
16 31 (0.78%) Subversion
17 28 (0.70%) git-flow
18 26 (0.65%) Grunt
General
1 650 (16.26%) Finance
2 142 (3.55%) Marketing
3 138 (3.45%) Games
3 138 (3.45%) Retail
4 99 (2.48%) Public Sector
5 93 (2.33%) Front Office
6 74 (1.85%) Banking
7 70 (1.75%) Law
8 60 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.43%) Electronics
9 57 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 45 (1.13%) Back Office
11 27 (0.68%) German Language
12 23 (0.58%) Advertising
12 23 (0.58%) Legal
13 22 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.43%) Automotive
15 12 (0.30%) Billing
16 11 (0.28%) Local Government
17 10 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,200 (30.02%) .NET
2 1,029 (25.74%) HTML
3 1,013 (25.34%) React
4 982 (24.57%) CSS
5 941 (23.54%) AngularJS
6 549 (13.74%) Node.js
7 536 (13.41%) .NET Core
8 458 (11.46%) Web Services
9 455 (11.38%) Vue.js
10 447 (11.18%) ASP.NET
11 350 (8.76%) RESTful
12 344 (8.61%) REST
13 320 (8.01%) Spring
14 295 (7.38%) HTML5
15 288 (7.21%) jQuery
16 256 (6.40%) Laravel
17 255 (6.38%) .NET Framework
18 208 (5.20%) React Native
19 201 (5.03%) Redux
20 195 (4.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 352 (8.81%) Greenfield Project
2 267 (6.68%) User Experience
3 225 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 162 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 111 (2.78%) Virtual Team
6 104 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 91 (2.28%) Blog
8 88 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 65 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 59 (1.48%) NHS
11 50 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 47 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 46 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 46 (1.15%) Social Media
15 41 (1.03%) Equities
16 40 (1.00%) Derivative
17 27 (0.68%) LIMS
18 26 (0.65%) Internet of Things
19 24 (0.60%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 266 (6.65%) Linux
2 260 (6.50%) Android
3 185 (4.63%) Apple iOS
4 122 (3.05%) Windows
5 51 (1.28%) Unix
6 32 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.30%) Debian
8 8 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.075%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.050%) CentOS
11 2 (0.050%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,567 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (17.39%) Software Engineering
3 689 (17.24%) DevOps
4 623 (15.59%) Microservices
5 606 (15.16%) TDD
6 566 (14.16%) MVC
7 499 (12.48%) Front End Development
8 481 (12.03%) Web Development
9 464 (11.61%) Scrum
10 276 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
11 265 (6.63%) Fintech
12 256 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
13 246 (6.15%) OO
14 244 (6.10%) Unit Testing
15 241 (6.03%) Mentoring
16 227 (5.68%) Computer Science
17 221 (5.53%) E-Commerce
18 209 (5.23%) OOP
19 205 (5.13%) Test Automation
20 190 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,905 (47.66%) JavaScript
2 1,204 (30.12%) C#
3 974 (24.37%) SQL
4 885 (22.14%) Java
5 579 (14.49%) Python
6 548 (13.71%) PHP
7 493 (12.33%) TypeScript
8 171 (4.28%) Kotlin
9 145 (3.63%) C++
10 138 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 125 (3.13%) Go
12 120 (3.00%) ES6
13 103 (2.58%) Scala
14 102 (2.55%) Java 8
15 100 (2.50%) Ruby
16 75 (1.88%) Apex Code
17 57 (1.43%) Apple Swift
18 54 (1.35%) Objective-C
19 46 (1.15%) Bash Shell
19 46 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 235 (5.88%) Degree
2 130 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.23%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.18%) PhD
9 5 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.10%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.075%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.075%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.075%) HND
11 3 (0.075%) ISEB
11 3 (0.075%) MCP
12 2 (0.050%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.050%) OSCE
12 2 (0.050%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (2.80%) QA
2 14 (0.35%) WAI
3 11 (0.28%) GDPR
4 7 (0.18%) SLA
5 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.10%) NIST
7 3 (0.075%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.050%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.050%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.050%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.050%) WCAG
9 1 (0.025%) PSD2
System Software
1 557 (13.94%) Docker
2 19 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.25%) Firmware
4 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 331 (8.28%) Kubernetes
2 95 (2.38%) Terraform
3 40 (1.00%) Ansible
4 16 (0.40%) Grafana
5 12 (0.30%) Puppet
6 11 (0.28%) Kibana
6 11 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.25%) Packer
8 6 (0.15%) logstash
8 6 (0.15%) MIIS
9 5 (0.13%) cPanel
9 5 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.075%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.075%) Pingdom
10 3 (0.075%) Zipkin
11 2 (0.050%) Control-M
11 2 (0.050%) linkerd
11 2 (0.050%) Rancher
11 2 (0.050%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 378 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 136 (3.40%) Google
3 110 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
4 108 (2.70%) Oracle
5 76 (1.90%) Zend
6 62 (1.55%) Adobe
7 60 (1.50%) SAP
8 51 (1.28%) Xamarin
9 44 (1.10%) Apple
10 41 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 41 (1.03%) Sitecore
11 29 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 21 (0.53%) IBM
13 18 (0.45%) MuleSoft
14 16 (0.40%) Intel
15 15 (0.38%) Databricks
15 15 (0.38%) WooCommerce
16 14 (0.35%) JDA
17 12 (0.30%) Splunk
17 12 (0.30%) TIBCO