A new study has claimed that working from home often pays more than working in an office for jobs in the tech industry.
HR company Remote collected data on more than six million job ads from 2022 from Glassdoor employees and found that web developers and software engineer roles have the most opportunities to work remotely. compared with other occupations, accounting for 37% and 36% of total telecommuting opportunities. respective job market.
Web developers working from home can also earn an average of $22,508 more than their on-premise counterparts, which is a 37% increase. The percentage difference between telecommuting and in-office wages is slightly less for software engineers, but they are generally paid more.
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The situation is largely the same for tech workers in the UK. Again, web developers and software engineers make up the largest share of remote jobs, at 31% and 29% respectively, with the former earning £13,000 more than the average. average for this role and £6,500 for the following.
Remote commented that employees are the leaders in this change, and they are the ones who expect and look for roles that can be flexible and telecommutable. So, in order for the company to get the much-needed talent, they are advertising roles that take these into account.
Besides specific job roles, Remote also analyzes industries in general. In the UK, the most popular industry for remote opportunities is IT, with 13.9% of remote work. In the US, IT ranked third with 15.4%, beaten by the media and communications (15%) and management and consulting (19.4%) industries.
Remote VP Nadia Vatalidis commented on the benefits of working remotely for both employers and employees, with “much greater choice of top candidates and reduced need for space.” costly office space among other benefits” for former workers and “increased flexibility and potential opportunity to work from anywhere in the world” for the latter.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to adopt remote working, the parties have argued for an unwavering commitment to such arrangements.
The so-called hybrid working is currently the latest trend, seemingly striking a balance between new and traditional work cultures, where employees have the choice to come to the office at certain times and stay in the office. home at other times. It allows for flexible working hours at times that work best for the individual.
Add research from Slack found that employees are more likely to leave for new work if hybrid work is not available, as many workers are more satisfied with their jobs and feel less stressed when they can work this way .
On the other hand, employers are facing a greater security challenge when there are many final point is spread across multiple home networks, so data protection is more important than ever and needs the attention it deserves.