Period
to 7 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

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

Software Developer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 74 87
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,053 363 280
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.61% 4.16% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 4.36% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 880 306 242
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,375 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.95% +6.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,625
90th Percentile £77,625 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 27,579 8,325 7,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.50% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21,943 7,457 6,515
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,400 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £78,375 £70,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Software Developer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Software Developer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software 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 Software Developer.

Software Developer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Developer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Software Developer over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Software Developer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 630 (59.83%) C#
2 583 (55.37%) .NET
3 475 (45.11%) JavaScript
4 446 (42.36%) SQL
5 427 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
6 301 (28.58%) React
7 297 (28.21%) SQL Server
8 277 (26.31%) Azure
9 258 (24.50%) MVC
10 256 (24.31%) ASP.NET
11 240 (22.79%) Software Engineering
12 236 (22.41%) AngularJS
13 234 (22.22%) .NET Core
14 230 (21.84%) Microsoft
15 223 (21.18%) Full Stack Development
16 221 (20.99%) AWS
17 213 (20.23%) HTML
18 209 (19.85%) CSS
19 197 (18.71%) DevOps
20 188 (17.85%) Degree
21 182 (17.28%) Java
22 179 (17.00%) Social Skills
23 176 (16.71%) Web Services
23 176 (16.71%) jQuery
24 175 (16.62%) Computer Science
25 171 (16.24%) TDD
26 160 (15.19%) Finance
27 159 (15.10%) Node.js
28 147 (13.96%) Git (software)
29 140 (13.30%) Problem-Solving

Software 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 14 (1.33%) Confluence
2 13 (1.23%) CMS
2 13 (1.23%) Umbraco
3 8 (0.76%) Apache Spark
3 8 (0.76%) Kentico
4 6 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.47%) Apache
5 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.47%) InVision
2 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (2.37%) NetSuite
1 25 (2.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 24 (2.28%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.095%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.095%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.095%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 277 (26.31%) Azure
2 221 (20.99%) AWS
3 134 (12.73%) SaaS
4 75 (7.12%) GitHub
5 61 (5.79%) Serverless
6 33 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 32 (3.04%) Azure Service Bus
8 31 (2.94%) Power Platform
9 28 (2.66%) GCP
10 25 (2.37%) Linode
11 22 (2.09%) PaaS
12 20 (1.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 20 (1.90%) IaaS
13 18 (1.71%) Azure Functions
14 16 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.23%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.23%) Azure Storage
17 12 (1.14%) Amazon Cognito
18 10 (0.95%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.66%) Internet
2 6 (0.57%) Broadband
2 6 (0.57%) HTTP
3 5 (0.47%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.19%) RTCP
4 2 (0.19%) RTP
4 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.095%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.095%) SSH
5 1 (0.095%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.50%) MySQL
3 71 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 50 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 27 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.56%) Power BI
7 25 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.18%) Big Data
9 21 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (1.42%) Redis
13 12 (1.14%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
16 5 (0.47%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 147 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.46%) Selenium
3 39 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 38 (3.61%) SpecFlow
5 31 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 29 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 28 (2.66%) JIRA
7 28 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (2.37%) WebStorm
9 18 (1.71%) Travis CI
10 15 (1.42%) Postman
11 14 (1.33%) Cypress.io
12 12 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.04%) WebDriver
14 10 (0.95%) webpack
15 8 (0.76%) CocoaPods
15 8 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.76%) Xcode
16 7 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 179 (17.00%) Social Skills
2 160 (15.19%) Finance
3 82 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 56 (5.32%) Billing
5 47 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.46%) Retail
6 36 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 36 (3.42%) Marketing
7 31 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 30 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 25 (2.37%) Electronics
10 23 (2.18%) Law
11 21 (1.99%) Games
12 19 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (1.61%) Automotive
14 15 (1.42%) Banking
15 9 (0.85%) Publishing
16 8 (0.76%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.66%) Advertising
18 5 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (55.37%) .NET
2 301 (28.58%) React
3 256 (24.31%) ASP.NET
4 236 (22.41%) AngularJS
5 234 (22.22%) .NET Core
6 213 (20.23%) HTML
7 209 (19.85%) CSS
8 176 (16.71%) jQuery
8 176 (16.71%) Web Services
9 159 (15.10%) Node.js
10 139 (13.20%) .NET Framework
11 102 (9.69%) XML
12 100 (9.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 91 (8.64%) RESTful
14 82 (7.79%) REST
15 80 (7.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 64 (6.08%) HTML5
17 63 (5.98%) Entity Framework
17 63 (5.98%) Vue.js
18 62 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.54%) Self-Motivation
2 57 (5.41%) Cloud Native
3 55 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 40 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.80%) User Experience
6 34 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 20 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.71%) Legacy Code
9 17 (1.61%) e-Health
10 13 (1.23%) Blog
10 13 (1.23%) Life Science
10 13 (1.23%) NHS
11 11 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.85%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.76%) Legacy Applications
14 7 (0.66%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.57%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.17%) Linux
2 51 (4.84%) Windows
3 34 (3.23%) Android
4 32 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.04%) Unix
6 4 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (24.50%) MVC
3 240 (22.79%) Software Engineering
4 223 (21.18%) Full Stack Development
5 197 (18.71%) DevOps
6 175 (16.62%) Computer Science
7 171 (16.24%) TDD
8 140 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
9 131 (12.44%) Microservices
10 128 (12.16%) Scrum
11 113 (10.73%) Mentoring
12 109 (10.35%) Fintech
13 107 (10.16%) SDLC
13 107 (10.16%) Test Automation
14 87 (8.26%) OOP
15 83 (7.88%) OO
16 78 (7.41%) Data Privacy
17 77 (7.31%) Software Testing
18 75 (7.12%) Unit Testing
19 74 (7.03%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 630 (59.83%) C#
2 475 (45.11%) JavaScript
3 446 (42.36%) SQL
4 182 (17.28%) Java
5 121 (11.49%) Python
6 120 (11.40%) TypeScript
7 110 (10.45%) PHP
8 78 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 64 (6.08%) Go
10 50 (4.75%) VB.NET
11 44 (4.18%) PowerShell
12 40 (3.80%) C++
13 38 (3.61%) Kotlin
14 31 (2.94%) Scala
15 30 (2.85%) Bash Shell
16 26 (2.47%) VB
17 18 (1.71%) XAML
18 17 (1.61%) Ruby
19 15 (1.42%) VB6
20 12 (1.14%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 188 (17.85%) Degree
2 113 (10.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.42%) DBS Check
4 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.47%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.28%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) HND
11 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (9.69%) QA
2 29 (2.75%) GDPR
3 6 (0.57%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.28%) GAMP
5 1 (0.095%) HL7
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.095%) NCSC
5 1 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 138 (13.11%) Docker
2 7 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 65 (6.17%) Terraform
2 63 (5.98%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.61%) Amdocs OSS
4 8 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.095%) Ansible
6 1 (0.095%) Marathon
6 1 (0.095%) Rancher
Vendors
1 230 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.13%) SAP
3 50 (4.75%) Oracle
4 34 (3.23%) Zend
5 24 (2.28%) Google
6 23 (2.18%) Xamarin
7 17 (1.61%) Amdocs
8 14 (1.33%) Netlify
9 6 (0.57%) Adobe
10 4 (0.38%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.38%) IBM
11 3 (0.28%) Sage
11 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.28%) Xero
12 2 (0.19%) Apple
12 2 (0.19%) CA
12 2 (0.19%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.19%) jBASE
12 2 (0.19%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.19%) Temenos