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The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

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

Software Engineer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 42 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 +13 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8,224 2,482 488
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.45% 6.61% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.15% 7.05% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,356 1,606 419
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £103,750 £103,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +10.00%

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 73,761 35,203 8,485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 93.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 43,030 27,826 7,335
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Software Engineer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Software Engineer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Engineer
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 Engineer.

Software Engineer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Software Engineer over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Software Engineer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 8,157 (99.19%) Software Engineering
2 4,097 (49.82%) Agile
3 3,602 (43.80%) JavaScript
4 3,375 (41.04%) Java
5 2,977 (36.20%) AWS
6 2,942 (35.77%) Python
7 2,858 (34.75%) React
8 2,744 (33.37%) Docker
9 2,089 (25.40%) Node.js
10 2,084 (25.34%) Finance
11 2,047 (24.89%) Azure
12 2,033 (24.72%) SQL
13 1,861 (22.63%) .NET
14 1,854 (22.54%) Social Skills
15 1,810 (22.01%) TypeScript
16 1,778 (21.62%) Microservices
17 1,773 (21.56%) CI/CD
18 1,760 (21.40%) Git (software)
19 1,730 (21.04%) Kubernetes
20 1,619 (19.69%) C#
21 1,606 (19.53%) DevOps
22 1,597 (19.42%) CSS
23 1,498 (18.21%) TDD
24 1,477 (17.96%) Full Stack Development
25 1,366 (16.61%) PostgreSQL
26 1,365 (16.60%) Ruby
27 1,363 (16.57%) AngularJS
28 1,314 (15.98%) Go
29 1,305 (15.87%) HTML
30 1,194 (14.52%) Mentoring

Software Engineer 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
1 235 (2.86%) Confluence
2 156 (1.90%) Apache
3 124 (1.51%) GeoServer
4 114 (1.39%) CMS
5 108 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
6 78 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 65 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 51 (0.62%) Ethereum
9 45 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 44 (0.54%) Jupyter
11 42 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 34 (0.41%) Drupal
13 25 (0.30%) IBM Domino
14 23 (0.28%) Headless CMS
15 15 (0.18%) nginx
16 14 (0.17%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.15%) JBoss
17 12 (0.15%) Strapi
17 12 (0.15%) WordPress
18 11 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 54 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.16%) Simulink
5 11 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.097%) Sketch
8 6 (0.073%) SketchUp
9 4 (0.049%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.036%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.024%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.024%) Blender
11 2 (0.024%) Houdini
11 2 (0.024%) Maya
11 2 (0.024%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.012%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 44 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 38 (0.46%) Shopify
3 28 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (0.32%) R3 Corda
5 15 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (0.16%) Magento
7 5 (0.061%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.024%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.012%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2,977 (36.20%) AWS
2 2,047 (24.89%) Azure
3 1,028 (12.50%) GCP
4 909 (11.05%) Serverless
5 774 (9.41%) GitHub
6 623 (7.58%) SaaS
7 565 (6.87%) AWS Lambda
8 404 (4.91%) Amazon S3
9 331 (4.02%) Amazon SQS
10 293 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
11 262 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
12 223 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
13 218 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 188 (2.29%) GitHub Actions
15 187 (2.27%) Heroku
16 179 (2.18%) PaaS
17 159 (1.93%) Azure DevOps
18 127 (1.54%) Datadog
19 117 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
20 99 (1.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 794 (9.65%) HTTP
2 556 (6.76%) SSL
3 100 (1.22%) Broadband
4 86 (1.05%) Internet
5 68 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 56 (0.68%) Wireless
7 42 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
8 39 (0.47%) DNS
9 37 (0.45%) SNA
10 33 (0.40%) Modbus
11 32 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (0.34%) Network Security
13 23 (0.28%) CATAPAN
13 23 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 23 (0.28%) MQTT
14 22 (0.27%) RS-422
15 21 (0.26%) Bluetooth
16 20 (0.24%) DKIM
16 20 (0.24%) DMARC
16 20 (0.24%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,366 (16.61%) PostgreSQL
2 1,184 (14.40%) NoSQL
3 702 (8.54%) MySQL
4 481 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 478 (5.81%) Redis
6 440 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
7 434 (5.28%) Relational Database
8 320 (3.89%) SQL Server
9 244 (2.97%) DynamoDB
10 186 (2.26%) Amazon Aurora
11 164 (1.99%) GIS
12 163 (1.98%) Big Data
13 142 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
14 133 (1.62%) QGIS
15 116 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 63 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
16 63 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 62 (0.75%) BigQuery
18 57 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
19 48 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,760 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 723 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 393 (4.78%) JIRA
4 277 (3.37%) GitLab
5 259 (3.15%) CircleCI
6 197 (2.40%) webpack
7 188 (2.29%) Cypress.io
8 176 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 170 (2.07%) Selenium
10 140 (1.70%) JUnit
11 139 (1.69%) TeamCity
12 127 (1.54%) Maven
13 125 (1.52%) Babel
14 101 (1.23%) Cucumber
15 89 (1.08%) Spinnaker
16 84 (1.02%) RSpec
17 79 (0.96%) NUnit
18 75 (0.91%) Visual Studio
19 64 (0.78%) Gradle
19 64 (0.78%) SonarQube
General
1 2,084 (25.34%) Finance
2 1,854 (22.54%) Social Skills
3 1,027 (12.49%) Marketing
4 685 (8.33%) Banking
5 619 (7.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 596 (7.25%) Games
7 497 (6.04%) Retail
8 470 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
9 412 (5.01%) Public Sector
10 288 (3.50%) Electronics
11 188 (2.29%) Law
12 163 (1.98%) Legal
13 142 (1.73%) Automotive
14 133 (1.62%) Front Office
15 122 (1.48%) Advertising
16 118 (1.43%) Telecoms
17 106 (1.29%) Manufacturing
18 104 (1.26%) Financial Institution
19 102 (1.24%) Organisational Skills
20 97 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,858 (34.75%) React
2 2,089 (25.40%) Node.js
3 1,861 (22.63%) .NET
4 1,597 (19.42%) CSS
5 1,363 (16.57%) AngularJS
6 1,305 (15.87%) HTML
7 1,066 (12.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 782 (9.51%) Kafka
9 778 (9.46%) ASP.NET
10 732 (8.90%) REST
11 677 (8.23%) Spring
12 669 (8.13%) GraphQL
13 657 (7.99%) RESTful
14 577 (7.02%) Angular 2
15 549 (6.68%) Vue.js
16 526 (6.40%) Spring Boot
17 460 (5.59%) .NET Core
18 389 (4.73%) Django
19 352 (4.28%) gRPC
20 327 (3.98%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 765 (9.30%) User Experience
2 563 (6.85%) Algorithms
3 396 (4.82%) Cloud Native
4 337 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 287 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
6 267 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 265 (3.22%) Blockchain
8 259 (3.15%) Data Structures
9 248 (3.02%) Cyberattack
10 230 (2.80%) Virtual Team
11 227 (2.76%) Hedge funds
12 206 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
13 201 (2.44%) Cardano
14 179 (2.18%) Legacy Code
15 175 (2.13%) Blog
16 151 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
17 146 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
18 123 (1.50%) Hackathon
19 106 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 98 (1.19%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 1,116 (13.57%) Linux
2 389 (4.73%) Windows
3 324 (3.94%) Android
4 266 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 201 (2.44%) Unix
6 177 (2.15%) Ubuntu
7 43 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
9 22 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 19 (0.23%) CentOS
12 13 (0.16%) Debian
13 12 (0.15%) ThreadX
14 9 (0.11%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.085%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 7 (0.085%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.073%) OpenWrt
17 4 (0.049%) VxWorks
18 3 (0.036%) Robot Operating System
19 2 (0.024%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,157 (99.19%) Software Engineering
2 4,097 (49.82%) Agile
3 1,778 (21.62%) Microservices
4 1,773 (21.56%) CI/CD
5 1,606 (19.53%) DevOps
6 1,498 (18.21%) TDD
7 1,477 (17.96%) Full Stack Development
8 1,194 (14.52%) Mentoring
9 1,173 (14.26%) Scrum
10 1,157 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
11 1,125 (13.68%) Test Automation
12 1,106 (13.45%) Computer Science
13 825 (10.03%) Web Development
14 775 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
15 730 (8.88%) MVC
16 724 (8.80%) OO
17 722 (8.78%) Coaching
18 674 (8.20%) Open Source
19 614 (7.47%) Machine Learning
20 602 (7.32%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 3,602 (43.80%) JavaScript
2 3,375 (41.04%) Java
3 2,942 (35.77%) Python
4 2,033 (24.72%) SQL
5 1,810 (22.01%) TypeScript
6 1,619 (19.69%) C#
7 1,365 (16.60%) Ruby
8 1,314 (15.98%) Go
9 1,035 (12.59%) C++
10 615 (7.48%) C
11 583 (7.09%) Kotlin
12 444 (5.40%) PHP
13 418 (5.08%) Scala
14 285 (3.47%) Rust
15 195 (2.37%) ES6
16 157 (1.91%) Bash
17 143 (1.74%) Clojure
18 137 (1.67%) Haskell
19 83 (1.01%) Elixir
20 72 (0.88%) Elm
Qualifications
1 1,062 (12.91%) Degree
2 695 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 551 (6.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 349 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 115 (1.40%) PhD
6 95 (1.16%) Master's Degree
7 61 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 38 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 38 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 36 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.21%) Postgraduate
11 15 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.085%) MCP
14 5 (0.061%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.061%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.036%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.036%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (6.25%) QA
2 188 (2.29%) Accessibility
3 69 (0.84%) SLA
4 41 (0.50%) MISRA
5 39 (0.47%) Def Stans
6 31 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 17 (0.21%) MISRA C
9 13 (0.16%) SEPA
10 12 (0.15%) GDPR
11 11 (0.13%) DO-178B
12 9 (0.11%) NIST
13 8 (0.097%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.097%) HL7
13 8 (0.097%) ISO 26262
13 8 (0.097%) SOC 2
14 7 (0.085%) IEC 62304
14 7 (0.085%) JTAG
15 6 (0.073%) PCI DSS
16 5 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2,744 (33.37%) Docker
2 77 (0.94%) Firmware
3 73 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.15%) NFS
6 7 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.061%) LXC
8 4 (0.049%) Postfix
8 4 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.012%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,730 (21.04%) Kubernetes
2 932 (11.33%) Terraform
3 236 (2.87%) Ansible
4 160 (1.95%) Prometheus
5 137 (1.67%) Grafana
6 84 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
7 63 (0.77%) Puppet
8 55 (0.67%) Kibana
9 47 (0.57%) Argo
9 47 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (0.24%) Istio
11 18 (0.22%) Kubeflow
12 13 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.13%) Panaseer
14 8 (0.097%) MOM
15 7 (0.085%) Bugsnag
16 5 (0.061%) Fluentd
16 5 (0.061%) LiteSpeed
17 4 (0.049%) systemd
Vendors
1 573 (6.97%) Google
2 398 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 179 (2.18%) Oracle
4 113 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 97 (1.18%) Apple
6 90 (1.09%) IBM
7 70 (0.85%) TrueLayer
8 62 (0.75%) Zopa
9 58 (0.71%) Spotify
10 56 (0.68%) Revolut
11 55 (0.67%) Netlify
12 49 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 49 (0.60%) Sony
12 49 (0.60%) Tencent
13 47 (0.57%) SAP
14 45 (0.55%) Funding Circle
15 42 (0.51%) LexisNexis
15 42 (0.51%) McKesson
16 39 (0.47%) Perforce
17 37 (0.45%) accuRx