New research has claimed that working from home often pays more than working in an office for jobs in the tech industry.
Human resources company Remote collected data on more than six million job postings from 2022 from employee resources Glassdoor and found that web developer and software engineering roles have the highest amount of remote opportunities compared to other occupations, making up 37% and 36% of all remotes. distance. job market respectively.
Web developers who work from home can earn an average of $22,508 more than their workplace counterparts, which is a 37% increase. The percentage difference between remote office salaries for software engineers is slightly less, but they generally get paid more.
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The situation is much the same for tech workers in the UK, too. Again, web developers and software engineers make up the largest proportion of remote jobs, at 31% and 29% respectively, with the former earning £13,000 more than the average role, and £6,500 for the latter.
Remote commented that employees are leading the way in this shift, and are the ones who expect and seek roles that offer flexible and remote working arrangements. So in order for the company to gain much needed talent, they advertise roles with these elements in mind.
Apart from the specific job roles, Remote has also analyzed the industries in general. In the UK, the IT industry was the industry most popular for remote opportunities, with 13.9% of jobs remote. In the US, information technology came in third at 15.4%, permeating media and communications (15%) and management and consulting (19.4%).
Remote VP Nadia Vatalidis commented on the benefits of remote working for both employers and employees, with a “much larger pool of first-rate candidates and reduced need for expensive office space among other benefits” for the former and “increased flexibility and potential opportunities to work from anywhere.” in the world “for the latter.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many companies to adopt remote working practices, arguments have emerged from both sides about continued adherence to such arrangements.
So-called hybrid work is now the latest trend, which seems to strike a balance between the new and traditional work culture, where employees have the option to come to the office at certain times and stay home at other times. Allows flexible working hours at times that best suit individuals.
Additional research from Slack found that employees may leave to find new work if hybrid work is not available, as many workers had greater job satisfaction and felt less stress when they could work this way.
On the other hand, business owners face a greater security challenge as different endpoints are spread across many home networks, so data protection is more important than ever and needs the proper attention it deserves.