Three tech companies hiring remote roles in the UK
UK workers like remote work, and even more so if they work in the tech industry. That’s according to a recent study from Cord, which found that almost 40% of tech roles offer prospective workers a remote option, and a huge 80% advertise a hybrid option.
2023 has seen a slew of well-publicised return to the office (RTO) mandates. Amazon, Apple, and Starbucks are just some of the companies which have issued RTOs, requiring employees to come in for a set number of days each week.
But official figures back up workers’ preferences to include at least some remote days in their working week. Recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that between September 2022 and January 2023, 16% of the UK workforce still worked solely from home. Twenty-eight percent were hybrid employees, splitting their week between home and the office.
But even more (40%) had worked from home at some point in the past seven days, a sharp increase from just 12% in 2019.
Tech workers remain in a fairly unique position as remote positions contract, according to Cord’s study. Proportionally, the UK tech sector only accounts for around 4% of overall positions, but these make up 30% of advertised remote vacancies.
Workers themselves are driving this, with a 2022 McKinsey study finding that men and women overwhelmingly prefer to work fully remotely than move for a new job, and this is the same across staff positions and freelancers and contractors.
It’s no big surprise: working from home hugely benefits workers. One study found that UK workers who work remotely save 73 minutes in commute times each week. They report being more productive too, and capable of doing deeper work thanks to reduced distractions.
When it comes to engineers, a study found that remote employees were 33% less likely to quit, and were more likely to say they were satisfied. Engineers also wrote 4.4% more lines of code when working from home.
If you can see a remote role in your future, then the TechInformed Job Board is the perfect place to start your search. It features thousands of jobs in organisations with plenty of remote roles, like the three below.
Build & release engineer, CoreOS (Remote), Apple
Apple is working to take the integration, build, and test process of low-level components of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS to the next level and is hiring a build & release engineer, CoreOS to help. You’ll be part of a team responsible for integrating, building, and validating nearly a quarter of all changes that go into OS releases, affecting more than a billion customers. To be considered, you’ll need strong coding skills (Python, Perl, and Bash); you’ll have experience with crafting, running, and solving problems in native builds (Objective-C, C++) and will have a basic understanding of compilation. Plus, experience with Docker and Kubernetes and an understanding of configuration management tools like Salt and Ansible would be a huge plus. Get all the details here.
Full-stack engineer, Deel
Full-stack web developer (remote), Citi
Citi is looking to hire a Full-stack web developer to join the Transaction Monitoring team where you’ll work with the data scientists, product owners, technical leads/architects and business stakeholders to ensure requirements are met to develop and drive highly interactive experiences. This role is fully remote but ideally, you’ll be within 50-80 miles of Manchester.
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