Period
to 24 November 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 18 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 996 768 650
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.03% 10.02% 8.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.96% 10.77% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,817 1,296 1,119
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,375 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,683 7,131 7,117
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.77% 93.00% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6,835 6,118 6,137
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,124 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.72% +3.86% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Software Engineering trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Engineering
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 Engineering.

Software Engineering salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Software Engineering over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Software Engineering salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, Software Engineering 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 and a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 462 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (44.28%) JavaScript
3 340 (34.14%) Java
4 338 (33.94%) Python
5 308 (30.92%) C#
6 297 (29.82%) AWS
7 294 (29.52%) .NET
8 269 (27.01%) React
9 263 (26.41%) Azure
10 253 (25.40%) DevOps
11 221 (22.19%) SQL
12 213 (21.39%) AngularJS
13 207 (20.78%) Microservices
14 200 (20.08%) Finance
15 193 (19.38%) Docker
16 183 (18.37%) Node.js
17 167 (16.77%) Web Services
18 151 (15.16%) CSS
19 145 (14.56%) HTML
20 143 (14.36%) TDD
21 137 (13.76%) Git (software)
22 131 (13.15%) .NET Core
23 130 (13.05%) Kubernetes
24 127 (12.75%) GCP
25 126 (12.65%) Serverless
25 126 (12.65%) Degree
26 118 (11.85%) C++
27 111 (11.14%) TypeScript
28 105 (10.54%) OO
29 104 (10.44%) Computer Science

Software Engineering
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 62 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.01%) nginx
4 18 (1.81%) Confluence
5 16 (1.61%) Apache
6 11 (1.10%) Tornado
7 10 (1.00%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.70%) CMS
9 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.50%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.40%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.30%) Jadu
12 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.30%) WordPress
13 2 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.20%) Drupal
14 1 (0.10%) Mule
14 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Fuse
14 1 (0.10%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 7 (0.70%) InVision
1 7 (0.70%) Sketch
2 6 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.20%) Simulink
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 30 (3.01%) Distributed Ledger
2 25 (2.51%) R3 Corda
3 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 297 (29.82%) AWS
2 263 (26.41%) Azure
3 127 (12.75%) GCP
4 126 (12.65%) Serverless
5 62 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
6 52 (5.22%) SaaS
7 38 (3.82%) Amazon S3
8 36 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (2.11%) Amazon ECS
9 21 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.91%) Logic Apps
11 18 (1.81%) GitHub
12 14 (1.41%) PaaS
13 12 (1.20%) Datadog
14 11 (1.10%) CloudFront
15 10 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
17 8 (0.80%) IaaS
17 8 (0.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.00%) HTTP
2 10 (1.00%) Internet
3 9 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.70%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.60%) DNS
5 6 (0.60%) Network Security
6 4 (0.40%) RS-232
6 4 (0.40%) RS-485
6 4 (0.40%) Skype
7 3 (0.30%) Wireless
8 2 (0.20%) FlexRay
8 2 (0.20%) VoIP
9 1 (0.10%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.10%) Firewall
9 1 (0.10%) PBX
9 1 (0.10%) SAN
9 1 (0.10%) SSL
9 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.44%) NoSQL
2 98 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 85 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
4 63 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 49 (4.92%) Relational Database
6 47 (4.72%) MySQL
7 45 (4.52%) Redis
8 40 (4.02%) Big Data
9 33 (3.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 30 (3.01%) Blockchain
11 21 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.81%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.00%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (0.60%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (0.60%) Neo4j
15 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 137 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 81 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.71%) Subversion
4 33 (3.31%) JIRA
4 33 (3.31%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.91%) GitLab
6 28 (2.81%) Maven
7 26 (2.61%) Mercurial
8 22 (2.21%) Selenium
9 17 (1.71%) CircleCI
10 14 (1.41%) JUnit
11 13 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.31%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.00%) webpack
14 8 (0.80%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.70%) gulp
15 7 (0.70%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.70%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 200 (20.08%) Finance
2 53 (5.32%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.22%) Front Office
4 38 (3.82%) Banking
5 34 (3.41%) Electronics
6 28 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.61%) Retail
8 25 (2.51%) Games
9 24 (2.41%) Marketing
10 22 (2.21%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.41%) Law
12 9 (0.90%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.60%) Billing
13 6 (0.60%) Legal
14 5 (0.50%) Advertising
15 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.30%) Automotive
16 3 (0.30%) Local Government
16 3 (0.30%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 473 (47.49%) Developer
2 416 (41.77%) Software Engineer
3 110 (11.04%) React Developer
4 103 (10.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 99 (9.94%) Senior Software Engineer
6 95 (9.54%) Software Developer
7 93 (9.34%) Senior Developer
8 71 (7.13%) Python Developer
9 63 (6.33%) C# Developer
10 62 (6.22%) .NET Developer
10 62 (6.22%) Java Developer
11 61 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
11 61 (6.12%) Python Engineer
12 59 (5.92%) Java Engineer
13 55 (5.52%) Python Software Engineer
14 53 (5.32%) Java Software Engineer
15 44 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
16 42 (4.22%) JavaScript Engineer
17 38 (3.82%) C# Software Engineer
18 33 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (29.52%) .NET
2 269 (27.01%) React
3 213 (21.39%) AngularJS
4 183 (18.37%) Node.js
5 167 (16.77%) Web Services
6 151 (15.16%) CSS
7 145 (14.56%) HTML
8 131 (13.15%) .NET Core
9 84 (8.43%) REST
10 81 (8.13%) Vue.js
11 77 (7.73%) Spring
12 75 (7.53%) ASP.NET
13 70 (7.03%) Spring Boot
14 64 (6.43%) Kafka
15 60 (6.02%) React Native
15 60 (6.02%) RESTful
16 55 (5.52%) Redux
17 53 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
18 52 (5.22%) Django
19 44 (4.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.73%) Algorithms
2 63 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (5.32%) Blog
4 40 (4.02%) Data Structures
5 35 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 35 (3.51%) User Experience
6 33 (3.31%) Derivative
6 33 (3.31%) Fixed Income
7 32 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (3.01%) Hedge funds
9 29 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (2.91%) Equities
10 25 (2.51%) Virtual Team
11 23 (2.31%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.10%) NHS
14 11 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.90%) LIMS
16 7 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.94%) Linux
2 41 (4.12%) Windows
3 35 (3.51%) Android
4 29 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.31%) Unix
6 5 (0.50%) Debian
6 5 (0.50%) VMS
7 3 (0.30%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (25.40%) DevOps
3 207 (20.78%) Microservices
4 143 (14.36%) TDD
5 105 (10.54%) OO
6 104 (10.44%) Computer Science
7 102 (10.24%) Scrum
8 93 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 82 (8.23%) MVC
11 79 (7.93%) Asset Management
12 78 (7.83%) Fintech
13 77 (7.73%) Front End Development
14 76 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (7.43%) Open Source
16 69 (6.93%) Test Automation
17 68 (6.83%) Unit Testing
18 67 (6.73%) BDD
19 64 (6.43%) Web Application Development
20 55 (5.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 441 (44.28%) JavaScript
2 340 (34.14%) Java
3 338 (33.94%) Python
4 308 (30.92%) C#
5 221 (22.19%) SQL
6 118 (11.85%) C++
7 111 (11.14%) TypeScript
8 74 (7.43%) Kotlin
9 62 (6.22%) Go
10 59 (5.92%) PHP
11 45 (4.52%) Ruby
12 42 (4.22%) Bash Shell
13 36 (3.61%) C
14 23 (2.31%) Scala
15 17 (1.71%) Java 8
16 12 (1.20%) Apple Swift
16 12 (1.20%) Embedded C
17 11 (1.10%) Apex Code
17 11 (1.10%) Perl
17 11 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (12.65%) Degree
2 42 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.60%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.20%) OSCE
8 2 (0.20%) OSCP
8 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PhD
9 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.92%) QA
2 11 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.90%) GDPR
4 4 (0.40%) NIST
5 3 (0.30%) ISO 26262
5 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.20%) COBIT
6 2 (0.20%) MISRA
6 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.10%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 193 (19.38%) Docker
2 9 (0.90%) Firmware
3 8 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.10%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 130 (13.05%) Kubernetes
2 73 (7.33%) Terraform
3 48 (4.82%) Ansible
4 15 (1.51%) Prometheus
5 12 (1.20%) Puppet
6 11 (1.10%) Grafana
6 11 (1.10%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.00%) Rancher
8 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.50%) Graylog
10 3 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.30%) Kibana
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
10 3 (0.30%) Zipkin
11 2 (0.20%) Consul
11 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.20%) linkerd
11 2 (0.20%) Packer
11 2 (0.20%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 55 (5.52%) Microsoft
2 24 (2.41%) Google
3 20 (2.01%) Oracle
4 14 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (1.41%) SAP
5 10 (1.00%) IBM
6 9 (0.90%) Adobe
7 8 (0.80%) Apple
7 8 (0.80%) New Relic
7 8 (0.80%) VMware
7 8 (0.80%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.60%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.50%) Talend
10 5 (0.50%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.50%) webMethods
11 4 (0.40%) Facebook
11 4 (0.40%) NVIDIA
11 4 (0.40%) Spotify
12 3 (0.30%) PagerDuty