Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 20 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 647 761 599
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.93% 9.56% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.92% 10.27% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,141 1,292 993
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 £36,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 5,007 7,409 7,190
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.35% 93.04% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,431 6,309 6,198
Median annual salary £57,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.87% +4.55% +10.00%
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 20 September 2020.

Software Engineering salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 270 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (40.34%) JavaScript
3 220 (34.00%) Java
4 195 (30.14%) C#
5 182 (28.13%) DevOps
6 177 (27.36%) Python
7 171 (26.43%) .NET
8 156 (24.11%) AWS
9 151 (23.34%) React
10 141 (21.79%) SQL
11 137 (21.17%) AngularJS
12 135 (20.87%) Azure
13 124 (19.17%) Microservices
14 119 (18.39%) Docker
15 109 (16.85%) Node.js
16 91 (14.06%) HTML
17 90 (13.91%) TDD
18 89 (13.76%) Degree
19 87 (13.45%) CSS
20 86 (13.29%) Finance
20 86 (13.29%) Kubernetes
21 82 (12.67%) Web Services
22 76 (11.75%) C++
22 76 (11.75%) Serverless
23 75 (11.59%) Git (software)
24 71 (10.97%) .NET Core
25 68 (10.51%) SQL Server
25 68 (10.51%) OO
26 63 (9.74%) Linux
27 62 (9.58%) NoSQL

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 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.16%) Confluence
3 11 (1.70%) nginx
3 11 (1.70%) NServiceBus
4 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.93%) Apache
6 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.46%) CMS
7 3 (0.46%) Jadu
7 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.46%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.15%) Resin
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.15%) InVision
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.15%) Simulink
2 1 (0.15%) Sketch
2 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 28 (4.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (4.02%) R3 Corda
3 6 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 156 (24.11%) AWS
2 135 (20.87%) Azure
3 76 (11.75%) Serverless
4 47 (7.26%) AWS Lambda
5 39 (6.03%) GCP
6 32 (4.95%) SaaS
7 26 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (3.86%) Amazon S3
9 19 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
9 19 (2.94%) GitHub
10 14 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.70%) CloudFront
12 10 (1.55%) Logic Apps
13 9 (1.39%) Datadog
14 7 (1.08%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.08%) PaaS
15 6 (0.93%) AWS CodeBuild
16 5 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.93%) Internet
1 6 (0.93%) Network Security
2 5 (0.77%) Skype
3 4 (0.62%) HTTP
4 3 (0.46%) VoIP
5 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.31%) CTI
5 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.15%) ATM
6 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) PBX
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.58%) NoSQL
3 48 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (6.34%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.79%) Blockchain
5 31 (4.79%) MySQL
6 25 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 24 (3.71%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.78%) Redis
9 15 (2.32%) Big Data
10 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2017
11 8 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (0.93%) Amazon Athena
13 5 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.77%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.77%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.62%) Power BI
15 3 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 75 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.42%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.40%) JIRA
4 20 (3.09%) Subversion
4 20 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 19 (2.94%) Selenium
6 16 (2.47%) CircleCI
7 15 (2.32%) GitLab
8 14 (2.16%) Maven
8 14 (2.16%) Mercurial
9 10 (1.55%) JUnit
10 8 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.08%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.93%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.93%) webpack
12 6 (0.93%) Xcode
13 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio Code
14 4 (0.62%) Postman
General
1 86 (13.29%) Finance
2 29 (4.48%) Electronics
3 27 (4.17%) Banking
3 27 (4.17%) Public Sector
4 26 (4.02%) Front Office
5 19 (2.94%) Marketing
6 17 (2.63%) Retail
7 15 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.55%) Games
10 9 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.24%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.93%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.93%) Local Government
13 5 (0.77%) Law
14 4 (0.62%) Advertising
15 3 (0.46%) Legal
16 2 (0.31%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.31%) Police
17 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 270 (41.73%) Developer
2 256 (39.57%) Software Engineer
3 63 (9.74%) Senior Software Engineer
4 50 (7.73%) .NET Developer
4 50 (7.73%) Senior Developer
5 45 (6.96%) React Developer
6 43 (6.65%) Java Developer
6 43 (6.65%) JavaScript Developer
7 42 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 41 (6.34%) C# Developer
9 39 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (5.56%) Python Developer
11 33 (5.10%) Python Engineer
12 32 (4.95%) C# Software Engineer
12 32 (4.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 31 (4.79%) Java Engineer
14 30 (4.64%) Java Software Engineer
15 29 (4.48%) Python Software Engineer
16 27 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
17 23 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (26.43%) .NET
2 151 (23.34%) React
3 137 (21.17%) AngularJS
4 109 (16.85%) Node.js
5 91 (14.06%) HTML
6 87 (13.45%) CSS
7 82 (12.67%) Web Services
8 71 (10.97%) .NET Core
9 56 (8.66%) Vue.js
10 52 (8.04%) REST
11 46 (7.11%) ASP.NET
12 45 (6.96%) Spring
13 43 (6.65%) Spring Boot
14 37 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
15 36 (5.56%) RESTful
16 32 (4.95%) Redux
17 31 (4.79%) .NET Framework
17 31 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web API
18 27 (4.17%) OAuth
18 27 (4.17%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.64%) Algorithms
3 24 (3.71%) Derivative
3 24 (3.71%) Fixed Income
4 23 (3.55%) Hedge funds
5 21 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (3.25%) Virtual Team
6 20 (3.09%) Equities
6 20 (3.09%) User Experience
7 18 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.70%) NHS
9 11 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.08%) Blog
11 7 (1.08%) Life Science
11 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.77%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.74%) Linux
2 32 (4.95%) Windows
3 26 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 25 (3.86%) Android
5 7 (1.08%) Unix
6 5 (0.77%) Debian
6 5 (0.77%) Robot Operating System
6 5 (0.77%) VMS
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (28.13%) DevOps
3 124 (19.17%) Microservices
4 90 (13.91%) TDD
5 68 (10.51%) OO
6 56 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (8.50%) MVC
7 55 (8.50%) Test Automation
8 46 (7.11%) Computer Science
8 46 (7.11%) Front End Development
9 44 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (6.49%) Mentoring
11 41 (6.34%) Scrum
12 39 (6.03%) BDD
13 38 (5.87%) Data Modelling
14 37 (5.72%) Fintech
15 32 (4.95%) SDLC
16 31 (4.79%) SOLID
16 31 (4.79%) Unit Testing
17 29 (4.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (40.34%) JavaScript
2 220 (34.00%) Java
3 195 (30.14%) C#
4 177 (27.36%) Python
5 141 (21.79%) SQL
6 76 (11.75%) C++
7 61 (9.43%) TypeScript
8 58 (8.96%) Kotlin
9 35 (5.41%) Go
10 33 (5.10%) PHP
11 30 (4.64%) Ruby
12 27 (4.17%) C
13 25 (3.86%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.01%) Scala
15 12 (1.85%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.24%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.08%) Apex Code
17 7 (1.08%) Java 8
18 6 (0.93%) ES6
Qualifications
1 89 (13.76%) Degree
2 27 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) PhD
9 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.71%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.15%) COBIT
3 1 (0.15%) GDPR
3 1 (0.15%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.15%) MISRA
3 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (18.39%) Docker
2 8 (1.24%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 86 (13.29%) Kubernetes
2 50 (7.73%) Terraform
3 22 (3.40%) Ansible
4 10 (1.55%) Prometheus
4 10 (1.55%) Rancher
5 8 (1.24%) Grafana
5 8 (1.24%) Puppet
6 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.77%) Graylog
8 3 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) MIIS
10 1 (0.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 33 (5.10%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.55%) Oracle
3 14 (2.16%) SAP
4 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.62%) Google
5 4 (0.62%) NVIDIA
5 4 (0.62%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.46%) IBM
6 3 (0.46%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.31%) Avaya
7 2 (0.31%) BT
7 2 (0.31%) Intapp
7 2 (0.31%) Mitel
7 2 (0.31%) New Relic
7 2 (0.31%) Splunk
7 2 (0.31%) Spotify
7 2 (0.31%) Zend
8 1 (0.15%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (0.15%) Guidewire