Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 186 147
Rank change year-on-year +37 -39 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 85 89 205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 1.18% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.25% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83 79 194
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,400 £41,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +45.83% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £88,750 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile " £75,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +41.67% -4.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,618 7,118 9,612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 94.54% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,097 6,246 8,613
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the City of London

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, SQL Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 85 (100.00%) SQL
2 66 (77.65%) SQL Server
3 57 (67.06%) T-SQL
4 56 (65.88%) .NET
5 55 (64.71%) C#
6 47 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (54.12%) JavaScript
7 46 (54.12%) SharePoint
7 46 (54.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (54.12%) Azure
8 45 (52.94%) Reinsurance
9 43 (50.59%) MVC
10 42 (49.41%) Degree
11 41 (48.24%) Dynamics CRM
11 41 (48.24%) CRM
12 39 (45.88%) .NET Framework
12 39 (45.88%) jQuery
12 39 (45.88%) CSS
12 39 (45.88%) Web Services
12 39 (45.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (45.88%) DevOps
12 39 (45.88%) PowerShell
12 39 (45.88%) PaaS
12 39 (45.88%) .NET Core
13 38 (44.71%) Azure Service Bus
13 38 (44.71%) SOLID
13 38 (44.71%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (44.71%) Microservices
13 38 (44.71%) Terraform
13 38 (44.71%) Test Automation

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (54.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Apache
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 41 (48.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (54.12%) Azure
2 39 (45.88%) PaaS
3 38 (44.71%) Azure Service Bus
4 37 (43.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (43.53%) Azure App Service
4 37 (43.53%) Azure Key Vault
4 37 (43.53%) Azure Service Fabric
4 37 (43.53%) Azure Storage
5 9 (10.59%) Power Platform
6 5 (5.88%) AWS
7 2 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.35%) IaaS
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.18%) GCP
8 1 (1.18%) Matillion
8 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) FTP
1 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (77.65%) SQL Server
2 24 (28.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (22.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (10.59%) Power BI
7 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
9 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.18%) DB2
11 1 (1.18%) MySQL
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.18%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 46 (54.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (43.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.06%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.53%) JIRA
6 3 (3.53%) NUnit
7 2 (2.35%) Subversion
8 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.18%) MSTest
8 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 38 (44.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) Social Skills
3 9 (10.59%) Finance
4 6 (7.06%) Banking
4 6 (7.06%) Law
5 4 (4.71%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Marketing
7 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.35%) Legal
8 1 (1.18%) Front Office
8 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Publishing
8 1 (1.18%) Retail
8 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (65.88%) .NET
2 39 (45.88%) .NET Core
2 39 (45.88%) .NET Framework
2 39 (45.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 39 (45.88%) CSS
2 39 (45.88%) jQuery
2 39 (45.88%) Web Services
3 37 (43.53%) Entity Framework
3 37 (43.53%) React
3 37 (43.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.71%) Middleware
5 4 (4.71%) PySpark
6 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.53%) REST
7 2 (2.35%) Angular 2
7 2 (2.35%) HTML
7 2 (2.35%) Redux
8 1 (1.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (52.94%) Reinsurance
2 37 (43.53%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Equities
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Unix
2 1 (1.18%) Android
2 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (50.59%) MVC
3 41 (48.24%) CRM
4 39 (45.88%) DevOps
5 38 (44.71%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (44.71%) Microservices
5 38 (44.71%) Migration
5 38 (44.71%) OO
5 38 (44.71%) SOA
5 38 (44.71%) SOLID
5 38 (44.71%) Test Automation
6 37 (43.53%) Deployment Automation
6 37 (43.53%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 37 (43.53%) Mentoring
6 37 (43.53%) UML
7 14 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (15.29%) ETL
9 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 85 (100.00%) SQL
2 57 (67.06%) T-SQL
3 55 (64.71%) C#
4 46 (54.12%) JavaScript
5 39 (45.88%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 6 (7.06%) VB
8 5 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.18%) Java
10 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (44.71%) Terraform
2 37 (43.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) Foglight
3 1 (1.18%) Grafana
Vendors
1 37 (43.53%) Nintex
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) Intapp
4 3 (3.53%) QAD
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.18%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle
6 1 (1.18%) VMware