Period
to 26 October 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £73,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 October 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 153 150
Rank change year-on-year -29 -3 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 75 42 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 1.15% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.23% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68 24 201
10th Percentile £46,250 " £42,500
25th Percentile £52,188 £46,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,000 £71,250 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.46% +14.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £86,563 £99,688 £72,500
90th Percentile £121,250 £132,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +13.64%

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 5,599 3,410 9,507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 93.30% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,972 2,996 8,405
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,750 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.07% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 70 (93.33%) SQL
2 58 (77.33%) SQL Server
3 55 (73.33%) C#
4 38 (50.67%) Finance
5 36 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (46.67%) .NET
7 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (45.33%) Azure
8 33 (44.00%) DevOps
9 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
10 27 (36.00%) MVC
11 23 (30.67%) Banking
11 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
12 22 (29.33%) T-SQL
13 21 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (26.67%) Social Skills
15 19 (25.33%) ETL
15 19 (25.33%) Degree
16 18 (24.00%) Investment Banking
16 18 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
18 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 14 (18.67%) VBA
19 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
19 14 (18.67%) Equities
19 14 (18.67%) SDLC
19 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
20 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
20 13 (17.33%) SOLID
20 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2016

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 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.67%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.33%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 34 (45.33%) Azure
2 8 (10.67%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.00%) AWS
4 2 (2.67%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) Azure App Service
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Service Fabric
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Collibra
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) FTP
2 1 (1.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (77.33%) SQL Server
2 36 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (10.67%) Tableau
8 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
8 6 (8.00%) Power BI
8 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (5.33%) SSDT
10 2 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (2.67%) InfluxDB
10 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.67%) MySQL
10 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.67%) QlikView
10 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.00%) JIRA
3 11 (14.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.00%) Subversion
6 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (4.00%) NUnit
7 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (50.67%) Finance
2 23 (30.67%) Banking
3 20 (26.67%) Social Skills
4 18 (24.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Front Office
7 2 (2.67%) Law
7 2 (2.67%) Legal
7 2 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.33%) Back Office
8 1 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.33%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (46.67%) .NET
2 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (10.67%) JSON
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Core
7 6 (8.00%) Express
7 6 (8.00%) Node.js
7 6 (8.00%) React
7 6 (8.00%) RESTful
8 4 (5.33%) jQuery
8 4 (5.33%) REST
8 4 (5.33%) XML
8 4 (5.33%) XSLT
9 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.00%) Angular 2
9 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (4.00%) CSS
10 2 (2.67%) CSS3
10 2 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Equities
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.33%) Reference Data
3 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (5.33%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (4.00%) Derivative
6 3 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 3 (4.00%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.67%) Clustering
8 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) DevOps
3 27 (36.00%) MVC
4 21 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (25.33%) ETL
6 14 (18.67%) SDLC
7 13 (17.33%) CRM
7 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
7 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
7 13 (17.33%) SOLID
8 12 (16.00%) Scrum
9 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
9 11 (14.67%) OO
10 10 (13.33%) Requirements Gathering
10 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
11 9 (12.00%) Data Management
12 8 (10.67%) MVVM
12 8 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (10.67%) Time Management
13 7 (9.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 70 (93.33%) SQL
2 55 (73.33%) C#
3 22 (29.33%) T-SQL
4 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
5 14 (18.67%) VBA
6 8 (10.67%) Python
7 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.67%) R
8 4 (5.33%) XPath
9 2 (2.67%) C
9 2 (2.67%) Java
9 2 (2.67%) VB
10 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Degree
2 7 (9.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Ansible
1 3 (4.00%) Terraform
2 2 (2.67%) Grafana
3 1 (1.33%) Control-M
3 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Fidessa
3 5 (6.67%) Alteryx
4 4 (5.33%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.33%) MarketAxess
4 4 (5.33%) Tradeweb
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle
5 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.67%) Talend
5 2 (2.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) iManage
6 1 (1.33%) Intapp
6 1 (1.33%) Nintex
6 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.33%) RedGate
6 1 (1.33%) SAP