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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 9 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13,013 4,311 1,102
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 18.22% 13.66% 11.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.90% 14.49% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5,434 3,296 962
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,700 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.20% +1.17% -
75th Percentile £85,750 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £69,447 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year +15.75% +1.69% +7.27%

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 68,842 29,747 8,587
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.40% 94.29% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 40,792 24,406 7,311
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 23 May 2022.

Software Engineering salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Software Engineering 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 and a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6,796 (52.22%) Agile
2 4,989 (38.34%) AWS
3 4,697 (36.09%) JavaScript
4 4,246 (32.63%) Python
5 4,173 (32.07%) React
6 4,066 (31.25%) Java
7 3,744 (28.77%) Docker
8 3,307 (25.41%) Finance
9 3,131 (24.06%) Kubernetes
10 3,024 (23.24%) CI/CD
11 2,920 (22.44%) DevOps
12 2,751 (21.14%) Azure
13 2,748 (21.12%) SQL
14 2,733 (21.00%) Microservices
15 2,714 (20.86%) C#
16 2,647 (20.34%) Social Skills
17 2,565 (19.71%) Node.js
18 2,545 (19.56%) TypeScript
19 2,408 (18.50%) TDD
20 2,402 (18.46%) Full Stack Development
21 2,345 (18.02%) .NET
22 2,188 (16.81%) Git (software)
23 2,076 (15.95%) Mentoring
24 1,993 (15.32%) Scrum
25 1,904 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
26 1,882 (14.46%) Linux
27 1,805 (13.87%) Test Automation
28 1,780 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
29 1,689 (12.98%) GCP
30 1,682 (12.93%) CSS

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
1 505 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 371 (2.85%) Confluence
3 191 (1.47%) Apache
4 180 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
5 170 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 159 (1.22%) CMS
7 136 (1.05%) GeoServer
8 84 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 83 (0.64%) Ethereum
10 61 (0.47%) SharePoint
11 59 (0.45%) WordPress
12 55 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 54 (0.41%) Jupyter
14 50 (0.38%) JBoss
15 42 (0.32%) Luigi
16 40 (0.31%) Drupal
17 39 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 37 (0.28%) Tomcat
19 34 (0.26%) nginx
20 24 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 71 (0.55%) Sketch
2 38 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 28 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.085%) Simulink
9 10 (0.077%) Maya
10 9 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 9 (0.069%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.054%) LaTeX
11 7 (0.054%) Maple
12 5 (0.038%) InVision
12 5 (0.038%) SketchUp
13 3 (0.023%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.015%) Blender
14 2 (0.015%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 84 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
2 76 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
3 48 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 41 (0.32%) Shopify
5 38 (0.29%) R3 Corda
6 37 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 27 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.085%) Magento
10 10 (0.077%) Summit
11 8 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.038%) MetaTrader
14 3 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 2 (0.015%) Oracle Financials
15 2 (0.015%) Oracle General Ledger
15 2 (0.015%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 2 (0.015%) Sentinel
15 2 (0.015%) SystmOne
16 1 (0.008%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 4,989 (38.34%) AWS
2 2,751 (21.14%) Azure
3 1,689 (12.98%) GCP
4 1,252 (9.62%) Serverless
5 1,226 (9.42%) SaaS
6 1,110 (8.53%) GitHub
7 855 (6.57%) AWS Lambda
8 649 (4.99%) Amazon S3
9 478 (3.67%) Amazon SQS
10 428 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
11 426 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
12 341 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 302 (2.32%) Amazon ECS
14 281 (2.16%) Heroku
15 270 (2.07%) GitHub Actions
16 262 (2.01%) PaaS
17 188 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
17 188 (1.44%) AWS Fargate
18 187 (1.44%) Datadog
19 164 (1.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 423 (3.25%) HTTP
2 233 (1.79%) Internet
3 131 (1.01%) Broadband
3 131 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 96 (0.74%) DNS
5 88 (0.68%) SSL
6 52 (0.40%) Wireless
7 47 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
8 45 (0.35%) VoIP
9 39 (0.30%) SNA
10 37 (0.28%) Wireshark
11 34 (0.26%) PPP
12 32 (0.25%) tcpdump
13 31 (0.24%) DHCP
13 31 (0.24%) Modbus
14 30 (0.23%) Firewall
14 30 (0.23%) IMAP
15 26 (0.20%) Network Security
16 25 (0.19%) Kerberos
16 25 (0.19%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,780 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
2 1,146 (8.81%) MySQL
3 1,041 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 780 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 666 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 664 (5.10%) Redis
7 532 (4.09%) SQL Server
8 426 (3.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 366 (2.81%) Big Data
10 330 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
11 248 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
12 215 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
13 178 (1.37%) GIS
14 157 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
15 156 (1.20%) Hadoop
16 143 (1.10%) QGIS
17 131 (1.01%) Data Lake
18 128 (0.98%) Power BI
19 119 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 106 (0.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2,188 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 1,067 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 654 (5.03%) JIRA
4 400 (3.07%) GitLab
5 350 (2.69%) CircleCI
6 327 (2.51%) Cypress.io
7 320 (2.46%) webpack
8 249 (1.91%) Selenium
9 243 (1.87%) JUnit
10 208 (1.60%) Maven
11 206 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 180 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 159 (1.22%) TeamCity
14 134 (1.03%) Babel
15 119 (0.91%) SonarQube
16 109 (0.84%) RSpec
17 107 (0.82%) Postman
18 101 (0.78%) Gradle
19 99 (0.76%) Spinnaker
20 98 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 3,307 (25.41%) Finance
2 2,647 (20.34%) Social Skills
3 1,036 (7.96%) Banking
4 958 (7.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 845 (6.49%) Retail
6 777 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
7 739 (5.68%) Marketing
8 734 (5.64%) Public Sector
9 669 (5.14%) Games
10 313 (2.41%) Legal
11 305 (2.34%) Electronics
12 225 (1.73%) Financial Institution
13 215 (1.65%) Law
14 206 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
14 206 (1.58%) Publishing
15 203 (1.56%) Advertising
16 186 (1.43%) Telecoms
17 185 (1.42%) Automotive
18 164 (1.26%) Front Office
19 132 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,738 (51.78%) Software Engineer
2 3,140 (24.13%) Developer
3 2,200 (16.91%) Senior Software Engineer
4 748 (5.75%) Java Engineer
5 679 (5.22%) Senior Developer
6 637 (4.90%) Java Software Engineer
7 593 (4.56%) Java Developer
8 471 (3.62%) Lead Software Engineer
9 447 (3.44%) Full Stack Developer
10 429 (3.30%) Software Developer
11 401 (3.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 389 (2.99%) C# Developer
13 329 (2.53%) Architect
14 328 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
15 315 (2.42%) Python Engineer
16 278 (2.14%) Data Engineer
16 278 (2.14%) Python Software Engineer
17 271 (2.08%) .NET Developer
18 267 (2.05%) Engineering Manager
19 265 (2.04%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,173 (32.07%) React
2 2,565 (19.71%) Node.js
3 2,345 (18.02%) .NET
4 1,682 (12.93%) CSS
5 1,593 (12.24%) AngularJS
6 1,441 (11.07%) HTML
7 1,234 (9.48%) Kafka
8 1,214 (9.33%) RESTful
9 1,092 (8.39%) REST
10 1,087 (8.35%) Spring
11 990 (7.61%) .NET Core
12 923 (7.09%) GraphQL
13 911 (7.00%) Vue.js
14 803 (6.17%) Spring Boot
15 663 (5.09%) Ruby on Rails
16 561 (4.31%) Web Services
17 511 (3.93%) Django
18 466 (3.58%) HTML5
19 465 (3.57%) .NET Framework
20 450 (3.46%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 1,209 (9.29%) User Experience
2 947 (7.28%) Algorithms
3 695 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
4 661 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 621 (4.77%) Cloud Native
6 522 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
7 467 (3.59%) Virtual Team
8 434 (3.34%) Blockchain
9 416 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 365 (2.80%) Cyberattack
11 284 (2.18%) Cyber Defence
12 276 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
13 267 (2.05%) Hedge funds
14 266 (2.04%) Blog
15 260 (2.00%) Cardano
16 238 (1.83%) Legacy Code
17 202 (1.55%) NHS
18 186 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 186 (1.43%) Legacy Systems
19 179 (1.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,882 (14.46%) Linux
2 556 (4.27%) Android
3 541 (4.16%) Windows
4 491 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 341 (2.62%) Unix
6 218 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 50 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
8 38 (0.29%) CentOS
9 25 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
10 23 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.15%) Debian
11 20 (0.15%) Windows Server
12 19 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.085%) ThreadX
15 9 (0.069%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.061%) Alpine Linux
16 8 (0.061%) OpenWrt
17 7 (0.054%) VMS
18 6 (0.046%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,796 (52.22%) Agile
2 3,024 (23.24%) CI/CD
3 2,920 (22.44%) DevOps
4 2,733 (21.00%) Microservices
5 2,408 (18.50%) TDD
6 2,402 (18.46%) Full Stack Development
7 2,076 (15.95%) Mentoring
8 1,993 (15.32%) Scrum
9 1,904 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
10 1,805 (13.87%) Test Automation
11 1,627 (12.50%) Computer Science
12 1,378 (10.59%) Coaching
13 1,250 (9.61%) Fintech
14 1,164 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
15 1,124 (8.64%) Open Source
16 1,044 (8.02%) Machine Learning
17 1,017 (7.82%) Data Science
18 988 (7.59%) OO
19 977 (7.51%) Analytics
20 963 (7.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,697 (36.09%) JavaScript
2 4,246 (32.63%) Python
3 4,066 (31.25%) Java
4 2,748 (21.12%) SQL
5 2,714 (20.86%) C#
6 2,545 (19.56%) TypeScript
7 1,353 (10.40%) C++
8 1,254 (9.64%) Go
9 1,033 (7.94%) Ruby
10 882 (6.78%) Kotlin
11 869 (6.68%) PHP
12 781 (6.00%) C
13 654 (5.03%) Scala
14 363 (2.79%) ES6
15 330 (2.54%) Rust
16 323 (2.48%) T-SQL
17 261 (2.01%) Bash
18 225 (1.73%) Apple Swift
19 185 (1.42%) Haskell
20 162 (1.24%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1,520 (11.68%) Degree
2 747 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 742 (5.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 449 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 153 (1.18%) Master's Degree
6 116 (0.89%) PhD
7 79 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 62 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 54 (0.41%) AWS Certification
11 50 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 35 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 34 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 32 (0.25%) ISEB
15 29 (0.22%) DBS Check
16 21 (0.16%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
17 15 (0.12%) Sun Certification
18 14 (0.11%) MCP
19 12 (0.092%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 976 (7.50%) QA
2 298 (2.29%) Accessibility
3 100 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 83 (0.64%) SLA
5 77 (0.59%) GDPR
6 53 (0.41%) WCAG
7 43 (0.33%) Def Stans
8 42 (0.32%) MISRA
9 31 (0.24%) IEC 61508
10 22 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 22 (0.17%) SOC 2
11 19 (0.15%) MISRA C
12 17 (0.13%) IEC 62304
13 15 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.11%) SEPA
15 13 (0.100%) WAI
16 11 (0.085%) ISO 26262
16 11 (0.085%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.077%) DO-178B
17 10 (0.077%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3,744 (28.77%) Docker
2 98 (0.75%) Firmware
3 90 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 65 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 47 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (0.15%) LXC
9 14 (0.11%) NFS
10 7 (0.054%) KVM
11 4 (0.031%) Postfix
12 1 (0.008%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.008%) HDFS
12 1 (0.008%) iptables
12 1 (0.008%) Lustre
12 1 (0.008%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.008%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3,131 (24.06%) Kubernetes
2 1,396 (10.73%) Terraform
3 416 (3.20%) Ansible
4 262 (2.01%) Grafana
5 181 (1.39%) Prometheus
6 95 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
7 88 (0.68%) Puppet
8 84 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 83 (0.64%) Kibana
10 46 (0.35%) Argo
11 36 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
12 30 (0.23%) HP ALM
13 28 (0.22%) Kubeflow
14 26 (0.20%) Consul
14 26 (0.20%) Packer
15 20 (0.15%) Istio
16 19 (0.15%) Rancher
17 14 (0.11%) Sysdig
18 9 (0.069%) Graphite
18 9 (0.069%) StatsD
Vendors
1 895 (6.88%) Google
2 863 (6.63%) Microsoft
3 377 (2.90%) Oracle
4 168 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
5 115 (0.88%) New Relic
6 109 (0.84%) IBM
7 104 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 96 (0.74%) SAP
9 95 (0.73%) Apple
10 94 (0.72%) Adobe
11 86 (0.66%) Netlify
12 78 (0.60%) Spotify
13 66 (0.51%) Zend
14 55 (0.42%) VMware
15 52 (0.40%) Databricks
16 51 (0.39%) Splunk
17 49 (0.38%) BISAM
17 49 (0.38%) LexisNexis
18 48 (0.37%) Confluent
19 40 (0.31%) accuRx