Over the past year, the increasing demand for employees wanting to work from home has risen, with 30% of the UK workforce working remotely at least once a week. The term ‘remote jobs’ is now searched for over 27,000 times each month which is a 124% increase from 2021 last year.
Many IT jobs are now remote, as so much of the work can be done out of the office and online. A lot of companies are also undergoing digital transformations, which includes investing in the technology used within the company to improve processes and customer experiences. Therefore, remote IT jobs are often well paid as employers want to find top talent for their company.
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 highest-paying remote IT jobs in 2022.
1. Solutions Architect
The average salary for a Solutions Architect is £80,000
A Solutions Architect is responsible for designing the overall technical solutions for business problems. They collaborate with various teams within the company to analyse existing technical infrastructure and what can be done to improve processes. Whether that’s migration to cloud services, data storage, or cyber security a Solutions Architect needs to be highly knowledgeable across a wide range of topics.
Skills: Cloud services, DevOps, Agile, cyber security, knowledge of data centres, big data, mathematical skills, communications skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills.
2. Java Developer
The average salary for a Java Developer is £72,000
The role of a Java Developer is to integrate and develop applications and software into a business using Java. Java is one of the most popular programming languages and is known for its processing speed in software, computer games, and applications. Java Developers are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining Java applications.
3. DevOps Engineer
The average salary for a DevOps Engineer is £71,750
A DevOps Engineer is someone who uses engineering and coding to design and develop networks. The work with multiple teams, overseeing the development, quality assurance, and operations to ensure projects are completed on time. As they are working across a number of different fields, they need to have a good understanding of many different IT processes.
Skills: DevOps, cloud services, Kubernetes, Git(software), Linux operating systems, programming and coding, integration and configuration, mathematical skills, and communication skills.
4. Data Engineer
The average salary for a Data Engineer is £69,500
Data engineers are in charge of building and maintaining a company’s system that gathers, manages, and transforms raw data into usable information for data scientists and business analysts to understand. As a Data Engineer, you need to be inquisitive in your work, and willing to constantly learn modern technologies, so your company has the most up-to-date processes.
Skills: Python, SQL, cloud services, data warehousing, data modeling, big data, Agile, business acumen, machine learning, mathematical skills, communication skills, and analytical skills.
5. Data Scientist
The average salary for a Data Scientist is £69,000
A Data Scientist looks through copious amounts of data and uses their statistical skills and data mining skills to help identify and report trends, figures, and other information. These insights are passed on to business analysts to help with business decisions.
Skills: Python, machine learning, SQL, artificial intelligence, big data, data visualisation, Agile, statistical skills, critical thinking skills, analytical skills, decision-making skills, business acumen, and communication skills.
6. Product Manager
The average salary for a Product Manager is £68,750
A Product Manager is responsible for overseeing a product’s life cycle, from concept to deployment. They need to collaborate with various teams to ensure deadlines are being met, and therefore they need excellent organisational skills.
Skills: Road mapping and strategy, Agile, user experience, stakeholder management, B2B, marketing, mathematical skills, analytical skills, organisational skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.
The average salary for a Software Engineer is £66,750
A Software Engineer is someone who builds and designs software applications to meet company and client requirements. This also includes maintaining and updating the system as and when technologies advance. Software Engineers need to be proficient in coding and testing, and they need to have a passion for personal development as they will need to continually analyse and identify areas for modification to improve processes.
Skills: Agile, Java, cloud services, Python, SQL, C#, Git(software), DevOps, full stack development, test automation, mathematical skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.
8. Security Engineer
The average salary for a Security Engineer is £64,500
The role of a Security Engineer involves designing and implementing network solutions that protect against cyber-attacks. They will need to be able to use security tools to help identify flaws within the infrastructure, from there they then need to resolve the issues and assist in the development of procedures to prevent incidents and security breaches.
Skills: Cyber security, cloud security, Python, Firewalls, Agile, DevOps, network security, application security, incident response, mathematical skills, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail.
9. IT Manager
The average salary for an IT Manager is £55,250
An IT Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of overall company IT systems, including software, emails, and print services. Day to day they may need to offer their technical support to other employees or customers. They also need to maintain systems through regular security checks, updates, and any other troubleshooting issues that may arise.
Skills: Project management, Agile, Microsoft, project delivery, stakeholder management, change management, risk management, cyber security, IT strategy, mathematical skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.
10. Project Manager
The average salary for a Project Manager is £55,000
A Product Managers job is to take the lead of a project from initiation through planning, design, execution, monitoring, and controlling to project closure. This role involves a lot of communication with multiple teams, there for people skills and organisational skills are essential. Project Managers need to be able to predict the risks involved, allocate budget, develop timescales, and manage teams all whilst maintaining quality control.
Skills: Project Management, Agile, project delivery, stakeholder management, Scrum, Microsoft Project, risk management, budgeting, analytical skills, presentation skills, decision-making skills, communication skills, mathematical skills, and organisational skills.
The demand for remote IT jobs is increasing, and as well as the many benefits to choosing to work within the IT and Tech industry, such as learning development and high earning potential there are also many benefits to choosing to work from home.