Period
to 1 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Virtual Team in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Team over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Virtual Team (including Distributed Team, Remote Team, Dispersed Team)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 171 209
Rank change year-on-year +31 +38 +8
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Team 539 69 97
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.37% 1.27% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.32% 3.59% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 358 68 67
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £44,700
25th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £53,750 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -23.21% +16.67%
75th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £80,000 £94,250
UK median annual salary £64,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.77% - +13.04%

Virtual Team is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,524 1,920 2,821
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.42% 35.48% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,268 1,613 2,373
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,100 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.19% -5.83% +14.29%
75th Percentile £80,000 £74,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%

Virtual Team
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Virtual Team trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Team
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Virtual Team.

Virtual Team salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Team
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Virtual Team salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, Virtual Team 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 Virtual Team.

1 203 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (26.53%) Docker
3 138 (25.60%) DevOps
4 133 (24.68%) Finance
5 131 (24.30%) Software Engineering
6 124 (23.01%) Terraform
7 117 (21.71%) Java
8 116 (21.52%) AWS
9 112 (20.78%) JavaScript
10 103 (19.11%) Microservices
11 102 (18.92%) Games
12 90 (16.70%) Greenfield Project
13 89 (16.51%) Social Skills
13 89 (16.51%) Go
14 87 (16.14%) TDD
14 87 (16.14%) Self-Motivation
15 82 (15.21%) Azure
16 81 (15.03%) React
17 80 (14.84%) Python
18 79 (14.66%) SQL
19 76 (14.10%) .NET
20 74 (13.73%) Mentoring
21 73 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
22 72 (13.36%) Microsoft
23 71 (13.17%) Kubernetes
24 68 (12.62%) Marketing
25 66 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
26 64 (11.87%) C#
26 64 (11.87%) HTML
27 63 (11.69%) CSS

Virtual Team
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 13 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.04%) CMS
2 11 (2.04%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.74%) IIS
6 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.37%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) nginx
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.37%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Adobe XD
2 5 (0.93%) Figma
3 4 (0.74%) InVision
3 4 (0.74%) Marvel
3 4 (0.74%) Sketch
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (5.19%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.56%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 116 (21.52%) AWS
2 82 (15.21%) Azure
3 49 (9.09%) SaaS
4 38 (7.05%) GCP
5 23 (4.27%) GitHub
6 21 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (3.15%) Serverless
8 16 (2.97%) IaaS
8 16 (2.97%) PaaS
9 15 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (2.78%) Heroku
10 10 (1.86%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.48%) Slack
12 7 (1.30%) Datadog
13 6 (1.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.11%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.93%) AWS CodeCommit
14 5 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (0.93%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.75%) Internet
2 28 (5.19%) Intranet
3 14 (2.60%) HTTP
4 9 (1.67%) SMS
5 7 (1.30%) WAN
6 6 (1.11%) Firewall
6 6 (1.11%) LAN
7 5 (0.93%) FTP
7 5 (0.93%) IPv4
7 5 (0.93%) SAN
7 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.93%) VSAN
8 4 (0.74%) DAB
8 4 (0.74%) Multicast
8 4 (0.74%) Wireless
9 1 (0.19%) AMQP
9 1 (0.19%) GPON
9 1 (0.19%) MPLS
9 1 (0.19%) Value-Added Service
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 32 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.45%) JasperReports
6 21 (3.90%) Data Lake
7 17 (3.15%) MySQL
8 16 (2.97%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.41%) Redis
10 12 (2.23%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.86%) Big Data
11 10 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.67%) Amazon QuickSight
13 7 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.11%) Power BI
15 5 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.31%) JIRA
4 23 (4.27%) GitLab
5 14 (2.60%) git-flow
6 10 (1.86%) CircleCI
7 9 (1.67%) Cypress.io
8 7 (1.30%) Selenium
9 6 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.93%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.56%) MSI
11 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.56%) WiX
12 2 (0.37%) Ant
12 2 (0.37%) JMeter
12 2 (0.37%) Maven
12 2 (0.37%) Subversion
12 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 133 (24.68%) Finance
2 102 (18.92%) Games
3 89 (16.51%) Social Skills
4 73 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (12.62%) Marketing
6 49 (9.09%) Retail
7 33 (6.12%) Advertising
8 24 (4.45%) Law
9 15 (2.78%) Banking
9 15 (2.78%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.41%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 5 (0.93%) Local Government
15 2 (0.37%) Electronics
15 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.37%) Social Housing
15 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 211 (39.15%) Developer
2 37 (6.86%) Development Manager
2 37 (6.86%) Senior Developer
3 35 (6.49%) Architect
4 34 (6.31%) Designer
4 34 (6.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 33 (6.12%) UI Designer
6 29 (5.38%) Business Development Manager
6 29 (5.38%) Business Manager
6 29 (5.38%) Software Engineer
7 27 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
8 25 (4.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 21 (3.90%) Software Developer
10 17 (3.15%) Technical Architect
11 16 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (2.41%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (2.41%) Development Engineer
12 13 (2.41%) Software Development Engineer
12 13 (2.41%) Software Manager
12 13 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.03%) React
2 76 (14.10%) .NET
3 64 (11.87%) HTML
4 63 (11.69%) CSS
5 57 (10.58%) Node.js
6 49 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 48 (8.91%) COM
8 47 (8.72%) GraphQL
9 39 (7.24%) REST
10 32 (5.94%) Vue.js
11 28 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
12 27 (5.01%) .NET Framework
12 27 (5.01%) Kafka
13 26 (4.82%) RESTful
13 26 (4.82%) Spring
14 25 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (4.45%) EDI
16 23 (4.27%) Entity Framework
17 22 (4.08%) Angular 2
18 20 (3.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.70%) Greenfield Project
2 87 (16.14%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (8.72%) User Experience
4 45 (8.35%) Mobile App
5 33 (6.12%) Social Media
6 31 (5.75%) Animation
7 29 (5.38%) Driving Licence
8 22 (4.08%) Data Centre
9 18 (3.34%) Algorithms
9 18 (3.34%) Client/Server
10 17 (3.15%) Legacy Systems
11 12 (2.23%) Data Structures
12 11 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.86%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.67%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.67%) Management Information System
15 8 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.98%) Linux
2 30 (5.57%) Unix
3 15 (2.78%) Windows
4 7 (1.30%) SUSE
5 4 (0.74%) Android
6 3 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (25.60%) DevOps
3 131 (24.30%) Software Engineering
4 103 (19.11%) Microservices
5 87 (16.14%) TDD
6 74 (13.73%) Mentoring
7 66 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (11.69%) Test Automation
9 62 (11.50%) Coaching
10 53 (9.83%) Virtual Team Management
11 51 (9.46%) Decision-Making
12 49 (9.09%) Analytics
13 44 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (7.98%) Front End Development
14 43 (7.98%) Full Stack Development
15 41 (7.61%) Line Management
16 40 (7.42%) B2B
16 40 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (7.05%) Computer Science
17 38 (7.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 117 (21.71%) Java
2 112 (20.78%) JavaScript
3 89 (16.51%) Go
4 80 (14.84%) Python
5 79 (14.66%) SQL
6 64 (11.87%) C#
7 29 (5.38%) Ruby
8 28 (5.19%) Scala
9 26 (4.82%) TypeScript
10 24 (4.45%) PL/SQL
11 22 (4.08%) Kotlin
11 22 (4.08%) PowerShell
12 21 (3.90%) C++
13 20 (3.71%) Bash Shell
14 19 (3.53%) C
15 12 (2.23%) PHP
16 10 (1.86%) Clojure
16 10 (1.86%) Elm
17 9 (1.67%) Rust
18 6 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (8.72%) Degree
2 23 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.78%) PhD
4 9 (1.67%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.93%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (0.37%) OSCP
8 1 (0.19%) CBAP
8 1 (0.19%) CISM
8 1 (0.19%) CISMP
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) IIBA
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.35%) QA
2 31 (5.75%) GDPR
3 10 (1.86%) COBIT
3 10 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.11%) SLA
5 5 (0.93%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.56%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 143 (26.53%) Docker
2 8 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.93%) Firmware
4 5 (0.93%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 124 (23.01%) Terraform
2 71 (13.17%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.78%) SCCM
4 10 (1.86%) OpenView
4 10 (1.86%) OVSD
4 10 (1.86%) Puppet
4 10 (1.86%) SCOM
5 7 (1.30%) Ansible
5 7 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.30%) Rancher
6 6 (1.11%) FlexNet
7 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.56%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.19%) Grafana
8 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.42%) Google
3 33 (6.12%) Facebook
4 32 (5.94%) Apple
5 24 (4.45%) JDA
6 17 (3.15%) Oracle
7 11 (2.04%) BMC
7 11 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.86%) HP
8 10 (1.86%) IBM
8 10 (1.86%) Remedy
9 9 (1.67%) VMware
10 7 (1.30%) Veeam
11 6 (1.11%) ANSYS
11 6 (1.11%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.93%) Adobe
12 5 (0.93%) Alibaba
12 5 (0.93%) Cisco
12 5 (0.93%) Dell
13 4 (0.74%) Instagram