Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 125 114
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 327 254 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.95% 2.50% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 2.63% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 300 238 287
City of London median annual salary £56,250 £52,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +8.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,525 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,625 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +8.00%

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 10,626 9,660 11,764
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 95.08% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9,484 8,762 10,757
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018, 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.

1 300 (91.74%) SQL
2 247 (75.54%) SQL Server
3 186 (56.88%) Finance
4 169 (51.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 168 (51.38%) C#
6 153 (46.79%) .NET
7 152 (46.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 145 (44.34%) T-SQL
9 134 (40.98%) Business Intelligence
10 125 (38.23%) Microsoft
11 109 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
12 97 (29.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 83 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
14 74 (22.63%) ETL
15 70 (21.41%) ASP.NET
16 68 (20.80%) Power BI
17 64 (19.57%) MVC
18 56 (17.13%) Banking
19 53 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
20 48 (14.68%) Degree
21 47 (14.37%) JavaScript
21 47 (14.37%) Team Foundation Server
22 44 (13.46%) .NET Framework
23 43 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
23 43 (13.15%) Big Data
24 41 (12.54%) VB
25 40 (12.23%) Relational Database
26 39 (11.93%) SQL Server 2012
27 38 (11.62%) SQL Server 2008
28 35 (10.70%) Visual Studio

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 12 (3.67%) IIS
2 11 (3.36%) NServiceBus
3 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.14%) SAS
5 4 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.92%) CMS
6 3 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (10.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.92%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.61%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.22%) GitHub
3 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.92%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (75.54%) SQL Server
2 169 (51.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 152 (46.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (29.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (20.80%) Power BI
7 43 (13.15%) Big Data
8 40 (12.23%) Relational Database
9 39 (11.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (11.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (8.26%) NoSQL
12 25 (7.65%) Data Lake
12 25 (7.65%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (5.20%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (4.28%) Hadoop
15 13 (3.98%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (3.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (3.36%) RDBMS
17 9 (2.75%) MS Access
18 8 (2.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 47 (14.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (10.70%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (4.28%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.45%) Subversion
6 7 (2.14%) NUnit
6 7 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.83%) Mercurial
7 6 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.83%) Selenium
7 6 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.53%) JIRA
8 5 (1.53%) Moq
9 3 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.31%) Gradle
10 1 (0.31%) JUnit
10 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 186 (56.88%) Finance
2 56 (17.13%) Banking
3 16 (4.89%) Legal
4 15 (4.59%) Back Office
5 9 (2.75%) Law
6 8 (2.45%) Advertising
6 8 (2.45%) Retail
7 6 (1.83%) Front Office
8 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) International Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (46.79%) .NET
2 70 (21.41%) ASP.NET
3 44 (13.46%) .NET Framework
4 31 (9.48%) XML
5 29 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (7.95%) Entity Framework
6 26 (7.95%) HTML
7 23 (7.03%) AngularJS
7 23 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (7.03%) REST
8 22 (6.73%) jQuery
9 21 (6.42%) WCF
10 20 (6.12%) SOAP
11 19 (5.81%) CSS
12 17 (5.20%) Web Services
13 13 (3.98%) React
13 13 (3.98%) RESTful
14 12 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (3.06%) WPF
16 9 (2.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.15%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.50%) Data Structures
3 18 (5.50%) Fintech
4 15 (4.59%) Reinsurance
5 14 (4.28%) User Experience
6 12 (3.67%) Derivative
7 8 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.83%) Equities
9 5 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.61%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.61%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.31%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.42%) Windows
2 9 (2.75%) Linux
3 6 (1.83%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.31%) Android
4 1 (0.31%) CentOS
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (40.98%) Business Intelligence
2 83 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (22.63%) ETL
4 64 (19.57%) MVC
5 53 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (10.40%) SDLC
7 31 (9.48%) Mathematics
7 31 (9.48%) Scrum
8 27 (8.26%) Investment Management
9 25 (7.65%) Unit Testing
10 23 (7.03%) Analytics
10 23 (7.03%) Data Modelling
10 23 (7.03%) Migration
11 21 (6.42%) ETL Development
11 21 (6.42%) Web Development
12 20 (6.12%) Data Management
12 20 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 20 (6.12%) OO
13 19 (5.81%) Inversion of Control
13 19 (5.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 300 (91.74%) SQL
2 168 (51.38%) C#
3 145 (44.34%) T-SQL
4 47 (14.37%) JavaScript
5 41 (12.54%) VB
6 27 (8.26%) Java
7 24 (7.34%) Python
8 23 (7.03%) VBA
9 22 (6.73%) VB.NET
10 21 (6.42%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.36%) VBScript
12 8 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (1.83%) Ruby
14 6 (1.83%) XPath
15 5 (1.53%) R
16 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.92%) C++
17 3 (0.92%) PHP
17 3 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (14.68%) Degree
2 14 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.45%) MiFID
3 6 (1.83%) QA
4 3 (0.92%) EMIR
5 1 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) Docker
2 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.31%) Grafana
Vendors
1 125 (38.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.12%) Oracle
3 19 (5.81%) Tableau
4 7 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.53%) Infragistics
5 5 (1.53%) Sybase
5 5 (1.53%) Talend
6 4 (1.22%) Fidessa
6 4 (1.22%) Informatica
6 4 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (0.92%) Cognos
7 3 (0.92%) CQG
7 3 (0.92%) FIS
7 3 (0.92%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.92%) SunGard
8 2 (0.61%) HP
8 2 (0.61%) IBM
8 2 (0.61%) RedGate
8 2 (0.61%) Siebel
8 2 (0.61%) SmartStream