Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 20 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 631 846 605
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.00% 10.27% 7.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.87% 11.06% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,523 1,077
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 5,316 7,648 7,823
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.68% 92.80% 93.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,510 6,518 6,782
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 7 July 2020.

Software Engineering salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 239 (37.88%) JavaScript
2 227 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (33.12%) Java
4 162 (25.67%) C#
4 162 (25.67%) DevOps
5 150 (23.77%) Python
6 148 (23.45%) .NET
6 148 (23.45%) AWS
7 143 (22.66%) Docker
8 138 (21.87%) React
9 137 (21.71%) Node.js
10 136 (21.55%) AngularJS
11 127 (20.13%) Azure
12 121 (19.18%) TDD
13 115 (18.23%) SQL
14 112 (17.75%) Kubernetes
15 107 (16.96%) Microservices
16 94 (14.90%) HTML
17 90 (14.26%) CSS
18 88 (13.95%) Degree
19 79 (12.52%) Git (software)
20 76 (12.04%) Linux
21 75 (11.89%) C++
22 74 (11.73%) .NET Core
23 73 (11.57%) Terraform
24 66 (10.46%) Spring
25 65 (10.30%) SQL Server
26 63 (9.98%) OO
26 63 (9.98%) BDD
27 62 (9.83%) Finance

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 21 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.74%) Confluence
2 11 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.48%) Apache
4 3 (0.48%) CMS
4 3 (0.48%) Jadu
4 3 (0.48%) OnBase
4 3 (0.48%) WordPress
5 2 (0.32%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.16%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Resin
Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (2.54%) R3 Corda
2 15 (2.38%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (1.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.32%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.32%) Magento
7 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 148 (23.45%) AWS
2 127 (20.13%) Azure
3 50 (7.92%) SaaS
4 43 (6.81%) Serverless
5 33 (5.23%) GCP
6 31 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (3.33%) GitHub
8 18 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (2.06%) PaaS
11 8 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (1.27%) Amazon Cognito
11 8 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.27%) npm
11 8 (1.27%) Slack
12 7 (1.11%) Dropbox
13 6 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.95%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.79%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.79%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.28%) Internet
2 8 (1.27%) ATM
2 8 (1.27%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.95%) VoIP
4 5 (0.79%) CTI
4 5 (0.79%) DNS
4 5 (0.79%) HTTP
4 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.48%) RTP
5 3 (0.48%) Skype
6 2 (0.32%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.16%) Firewall
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (7.92%) NoSQL
4 33 (5.23%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.96%) Big Data
5 25 (3.96%) MySQL
6 21 (3.33%) Blockchain
7 18 (2.85%) Redis
8 17 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (1.43%) ArangoDB
10 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2017
11 8 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.95%) OLAP
13 5 (0.79%) Parquet
13 5 (0.79%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 79 (12.52%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.28%) JIRA
4 13 (2.06%) Selenium
4 13 (2.06%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.90%) webpack
6 11 (1.74%) Maven
7 10 (1.58%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.95%) Cypress.io
9 6 (0.95%) GitLab
9 6 (0.95%) Gradle
9 6 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.95%) Postman
9 6 (0.95%) Subversion
9 6 (0.95%) Xcode
10 5 (0.79%) gulp
10 5 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 62 (9.83%) Finance
2 48 (7.61%) Retail
3 24 (3.80%) Banking
4 23 (3.65%) Marketing
5 22 (3.49%) Games
6 18 (2.85%) Electronics
6 18 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.69%) Aerospace
8 16 (2.54%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.38%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.58%) Law
11 9 (1.43%) General Ledger
12 8 (1.27%) Police
13 6 (0.95%) Local Government
14 5 (0.79%) Legal
15 2 (0.32%) Back Office
15 2 (0.32%) Front Office
15 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Automotive
16 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 261 (41.36%) Software Engineer
2 252 (39.94%) Developer
3 86 (13.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 55 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 37 (5.86%) .NET Developer
6 36 (5.71%) Java Engineer
7 33 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 31 (4.91%) Java Software Engineer
9 30 (4.75%) C# Developer
10 27 (4.28%) React Developer
10 27 (4.28%) Senior Java Engineer
11 26 (4.12%) C# Software Engineer
11 26 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (4.12%) Python Developer
12 25 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (3.80%) Node.js Developer
14 23 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 22 (3.49%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 21 (3.33%) Software Developer
17 19 (3.01%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (23.45%) .NET
2 138 (21.87%) React
3 137 (21.71%) Node.js
4 136 (21.55%) AngularJS
5 94 (14.90%) HTML
6 90 (14.26%) CSS
7 74 (11.73%) .NET Core
8 66 (10.46%) Spring
9 57 (9.03%) ASP.NET
10 51 (8.08%) RESTful
11 49 (7.77%) REST
12 42 (6.66%) Vue.js
13 39 (6.18%) Web Services
14 33 (5.23%) Spring Boot
15 29 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (4.60%) Django
16 25 (3.96%) .NET Framework
17 24 (3.80%) HTML5
18 23 (3.65%) Flask
18 23 (3.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.03%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.75%) User Experience
3 25 (3.96%) Algorithms
3 25 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.85%) Internet of Things
6 17 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.06%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.90%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.95%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (0.95%) Wiki
12 5 (0.79%) CAN bus
12 5 (0.79%) Clustering
12 5 (0.79%) Life Science
12 5 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.04%) Linux
2 40 (6.34%) Apple iOS
3 34 (5.39%) Android
4 32 (5.07%) Windows
5 13 (2.06%) Unix
6 5 (0.79%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (25.67%) DevOps
3 121 (19.18%) TDD
4 107 (16.96%) Microservices
5 63 (9.98%) BDD
5 63 (9.98%) OO
6 61 (9.67%) Mentoring
6 61 (9.67%) MVC
6 61 (9.67%) Test Automation
7 52 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (8.24%) SDLC
8 48 (7.61%) Fintech
9 46 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 45 (7.13%) Computer Science
11 41 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (6.02%) Coaching
13 36 (5.71%) Machine Learning
13 36 (5.71%) Scrum
14 35 (5.55%) Mathematics
14 35 (5.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 239 (37.88%) JavaScript
2 209 (33.12%) Java
3 162 (25.67%) C#
4 150 (23.77%) Python
5 115 (18.23%) SQL
6 75 (11.89%) C++
7 58 (9.19%) TypeScript
8 48 (7.61%) Kotlin
9 36 (5.71%) Go
10 35 (5.55%) C
11 26 (4.12%) Ruby
12 25 (3.96%) Scala
13 19 (3.01%) PHP
14 18 (2.85%) Objective-C
15 17 (2.69%) PowerShell
16 16 (2.54%) Apple Swift
16 16 (2.54%) Bash Shell
17 14 (2.22%) Java 8
18 9 (1.43%) Ada
18 9 (1.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 88 (13.95%) Degree
2 30 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (1.90%) DBS Check
5 5 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.63%) PhD
6 4 (0.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.16%) HND
7 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.71%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.43%) GDPR
4 8 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.79%) NIST
5 5 (0.79%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 143 (22.66%) Docker
2 5 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) Varnish
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 112 (17.75%) Kubernetes
2 73 (11.57%) Terraform
3 13 (2.06%) Ansible
4 7 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.79%) Puppet
6 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.32%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) MIIS
7 2 (0.32%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.32%) Rancher
8 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 39 (6.18%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.75%) Oracle
3 11 (1.74%) Google
3 11 (1.74%) SAP
4 10 (1.58%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.43%) Actian
6 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.11%) Adobe
7 7 (1.11%) CrowdStrike
8 6 (0.95%) Avaya
8 6 (0.95%) Tableau
9 5 (0.79%) Mitel
9 5 (0.79%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.79%) VMware
10 4 (0.63%) NVIDIA
10 4 (0.63%) Yahoo!
11 3 (0.48%) Hyland
12 2 (0.32%) Apple
12 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.32%) PayPal