The end of covid appears to be in sight, however, home working appears to be permanent for some, and highly requested by many candidates.
Fortunately, certain technology jobs are well suited to working from home, and that trend may continue for years to come.
Large companies in the UK Facebook, Infosys, and Google have started offering work from home permanently.
Luckily, making a shift to remote working doesn’t mean lowering your pay, there are lots of high paying remote working jobs in the UK.
Here are our favourite 5 working from home tech jobs you should know about (descriptions by Prospect).
- Information Security Analyst
As a cyber security analyst, you will protect IT infrastructure (including networks, hardware and software) from a range of criminal activity. You will monitor networks and systems, detect security threats (‘events’), analyse and assess alarms, and report on threats, intrusion attempts and false alarms, either resolving them or escalating them, depending on the severity.
Broadly, you can work in one of the following areas:
- consulting, offering advisory services to clients
- working to protect the security of the organisation you work for.
Job titles vary and may include information security analyst, security analyst, information security consultant, security operations centre (SOC) analyst and cyber intelligence analyst.
- Machine Learning Engineer
As a machine learning engineer, working in this branch of artificial intelligence, you’ll be responsible for creating programmes and algorithms that enable machines to take actions without being directed. An example of a system you may produce is a self-driving car or a customised newsfeed.
A key feature of this work is that you’re providing computers with the ability to learn automatically and improve from experience, without being programmed.
There may be some cross-over with other disciplines, including:
- computational statistics
- mathematical optimisation
- data mining
- exploratory data analysis
- predictive analytics
As a software engineer, you’ll work in a constantly evolving environment, due to technological advances and the strategic direction of the organisation you work for. You’ll create, maintain, audit and improve systems to meet particular needs, often as advised by a systems analyst or architect, testing both hard and software systems to diagnose and resolve system faults.
The role also covers writing diagnostic programs and designing and writing code for operating systems and software to ensure efficiency. When required, you’ll make recommendations for future developments..
As a UX designer, you’ll handle the full spectrum of users’ impressions and interactions with a given brand. Your exact duties may vary depending on the type and size of company you work for. For example, you might create front-end e-commerce sites for the online retail sector or work on a government website aimed at providing information and advice to the general public.
In a senior role, you’ll also need to:
- ensure design standards, guidelines and best practices are adhered to
- oversee research and insight projects to understand user needs
- manage, mentor and support more junior members of the UX design team
- ensure that all colleagues in the organisation have an understanding of UX design practices.
As a penetration tester, you will perform authorised tests on computer systems in order to expose weaknesses in their security that could be exploited by criminals. You can choose to specialise in manipulating a particular type of system, such as:
- networks and infrastructures
- Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems
- embedded computer systems
- web/mobile applications
- SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) control systems
- Internet of Things (IoTs).
As well as identifying problems, you may also provide advice on how to minimise risks.
You may work in-house for large companies where system security is a crucial function. However, more commonly you’ll work for a security consultancy or risk management organisation, where you’ll work with external clients testing the vulnerability of their systems. It’s also possible to work on a freelance basis, by securing contracts from organisations.
Best way to secure a senior remote tech jobs
Finding and securing a high paying remote tech job, including on the larger job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn. Alternatively, contact recruitment agencies that specialise in the tech sector to give you a strong chance of securing a remote position.
Those are just a few jobs that you can do working from home in the UK.
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