Period
to 20 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Waterfall Model
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 195 157 119
Rank change year-on-year -38 -38 +76
Permanent jobs citing Waterfall 148 124 196
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.36% 1.70% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.83% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 236 206 353
Median annual salary £50,000 £56,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.50% - +12.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.78%

Waterfall 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 10,078 6,777 6,820
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 92.93% 92.86% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,828 5,878 5,950
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £89,125 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Waterfall
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Waterfall trend for jobs with a WFH option

Waterfall
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Waterfall salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Waterfall
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Waterfall over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Waterfall salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, Waterfall 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 Waterfall.

1 131 (88.51%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.19%) Scrum
3 40 (27.03%) DevOps
3 40 (27.03%) SDLC
4 34 (22.97%) JIRA
5 33 (22.30%) Project Management
5 33 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (20.95%) C#
6 31 (20.95%) Azure
7 30 (20.27%) Java
8 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
9 26 (17.57%) PRINCE2
9 26 (17.57%) Finance
9 26 (17.57%) Project Delivery
10 25 (16.89%) .NET
10 25 (16.89%) Python
11 24 (16.22%) B2B
11 24 (16.22%) Business Analysis
11 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (15.54%) AWS
12 23 (15.54%) QA
12 23 (15.54%) Kanban
13 21 (14.19%) Workshop Facilitation
14 20 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (12.84%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (12.84%) Oracle
16 18 (12.16%) Web Services
16 18 (12.16%) FMCG
16 18 (12.16%) Git (software)
16 18 (12.16%) Test Automation

Waterfall
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 16 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.41%) CMS
3 6 (4.05%) Confluence
3 6 (4.05%) Drupal
3 6 (4.05%) Kentico
3 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.05%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.03%) IIS
4 3 (2.03%) Liferay
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) Figma
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Magento
2 3 (2.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.95%) Azure
2 23 (15.54%) AWS
3 17 (11.49%) SaaS
4 13 (8.78%) Akamai
4 13 (8.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (8.78%) IaaS
4 13 (8.78%) PaaS
5 6 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 6 (4.05%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (2.70%) Google Drive
6 4 (2.70%) Slack
7 3 (2.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.68%) GCP
9 1 (0.68%) GitHub
9 1 (0.68%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.68%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.68%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.68%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.78%) DNS
2 8 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (1.35%) Skype
3 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.68%) 5G
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.70%) Big Data
4 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.03%) MySQL
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.35%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.35%) OLAP
5 2 (1.35%) Power BI
5 2 (1.35%) Tableau
6 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (22.97%) JIRA
2 18 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.43%) Selenium
4 10 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.05%) eggPlant
6 6 (4.05%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.70%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.03%) gulp
8 3 (2.03%) Postman
8 3 (2.03%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.03%) webpack
9 1 (0.68%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Marketing
3 8 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Banking
4 7 (4.73%) Legal
5 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.03%) Law
6 3 (2.03%) Publishing
7 2 (1.35%) Back Office
7 2 (1.35%) Front Office
7 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (26.35%) Project Manager
2 30 (20.27%) Analyst
3 25 (16.89%) Developer
4 22 (14.86%) Business Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) Architect
5 14 (9.46%) IT Manager
6 13 (8.78%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (8.11%) Tester
8 11 (7.43%) Digital Project Manager
9 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (6.76%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (6.08%) Automation Tester
10 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (6.08%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (5.41%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
12 7 (4.73%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.73%) Lead Architect
12 7 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) .NET
2 18 (12.16%) Web Services
3 11 (7.43%) .NET Framework
4 10 (6.76%) XML
5 8 (5.41%) .NET Core
5 8 (5.41%) SOAP
6 7 (4.73%) React
6 7 (4.73%) REST
7 5 (3.38%) Node.js
7 5 (3.38%) RESTful
8 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.70%) XSD
9 3 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (2.03%) GraphQL
9 3 (2.03%) JSON
9 3 (2.03%) Kafka
9 3 (2.03%) Spring
9 3 (2.03%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.16%) FMCG
3 13 (8.78%) Cloud Native
4 11 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (6.76%) User Experience
6 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
8 6 (4.05%) Client/Server
8 6 (4.05%) Mainframe
9 5 (3.38%) Derivative
9 5 (3.38%) PMI
10 4 (2.70%) Fixed Income
11 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.35%) Equities
12 2 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.35%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) Windows
2 2 (1.35%) Android
2 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (88.51%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (39.19%) Scrum
3 40 (27.03%) DevOps
3 40 (27.03%) SDLC
4 33 (22.30%) Project Management
4 33 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (17.57%) PRINCE2
5 26 (17.57%) Project Delivery
6 24 (16.22%) B2B
6 24 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 23 (15.54%) Kanban
8 21 (14.19%) Workshop Facilitation
9 20 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (12.16%) Business Transformation
10 18 (12.16%) Test Automation
11 17 (11.49%) Microservices
12 15 (10.14%) Configuration Management
13 14 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (8.78%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.95%) C#
2 30 (20.27%) Java
3 25 (16.89%) Python
4 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.78%) Go
5 13 (8.78%) Ruby
6 11 (7.43%) SQL
7 6 (4.05%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.70%) VB
9 3 (2.03%) PHP
10 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) ISEB
2 8 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.05%) Degree
3 6 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) PMP
5 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.54%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) PMO
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (8.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) Ansible
2 13 (8.78%) Kubernetes
2 13 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (8.78%) Puppet
2 13 (8.78%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.03%) Kibana
3 3 (2.03%) logstash
4 2 (1.35%) Control-M
5 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.84%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (10.14%) hybris
3 15 (10.14%) SAP
4 13 (8.78%) Adobe
4 13 (8.78%) New Relic
5 9 (6.08%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.38%) Google
7 4 (2.70%) Sparx
8 3 (2.03%) Talend
9 2 (1.35%) ATG
9 2 (1.35%) Capita
9 2 (1.35%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.35%) Demandware
9 2 (1.35%) Murex
9 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.68%) HP
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat