Period
to 18 September 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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

SQL Developer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 351 271 227
Rank change year-on-year -80 -44 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 955 555 2,046
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.19% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.26% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 854 505 1,878
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £74,625 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 97,331 44,113 125,382
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 94.74% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 68,698 36,826 101,860
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer in England.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in England

SQL Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -161 365 £60,000 - 74
South East -51 187 £50,000 +14.94% 18
North of England -28 185 £42,500 -10.53% 25
North West -11 118 £40,000 -20.00% 16
Midlands -93 90 £42,000 -13.85% 37
East of England -84 61 £53,750 +13.16% 3
West Midlands -80 54 £42,000 -11.58% 23
South West -62 52 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire -79 52 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East Midlands -49 36 £40,000 -20.00% 14
North East -23 16 £45,000 -10.00%
SQL Developer
UK

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 England region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 902 (94.45%) SQL
2 532 (55.71%) SQL Server
3 416 (43.56%) C#
4 371 (38.85%) .NET
5 295 (30.89%) T-SQL
6 294 (30.79%) Finance
7 293 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 290 (30.37%) Business Intelligence
9 278 (29.11%) Azure
10 267 (27.96%) Microsoft
11 245 (25.65%) JavaScript
12 231 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 213 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
14 200 (20.94%) ETL
15 187 (19.58%) MVC
16 172 (18.01%) Power Platform
17 171 (17.91%) Power BI
18 156 (16.34%) ASP.NET
19 155 (16.23%) Social Skills
20 146 (15.29%) CSS
21 142 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
22 138 (14.45%) HTML
23 123 (12.88%) Full Stack Development
24 122 (12.77%) .NET Core
24 122 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 119 (12.46%) Git (software)
26 109 (11.41%) DevOps
27 99 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
28 98 (10.26%) Degree
28 98 (10.26%) Python

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 45 (4.71%) IIS
2 40 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.78%) Apache
4 10 (1.05%) CMS
4 10 (1.05%) Moodle
5 6 (0.63%) Joomla!
5 6 (0.63%) WordPress
6 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Loan IQ
2 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.31%) Shopify
2 3 (0.31%) Summit
3 2 (0.21%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite
3 2 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 2 (0.21%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) FastStats
4 1 (0.10%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.10%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 278 (29.11%) Azure
2 172 (18.01%) Power Platform
3 86 (9.01%) AWS
4 29 (3.04%) GCP
5 22 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (2.09%) PaaS
7 19 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.68%) SaaS
9 15 (1.57%) Snowflake
10 14 (1.47%) GitHub
11 12 (1.26%) Matillion
11 12 (1.26%) Microsoft 365
11 12 (1.26%) PowerApps
12 11 (1.15%) Power Automate
13 9 (0.94%) Azure Storage
14 8 (0.84%) IaaS
15 6 (0.63%) AWS CodeCommit
16 5 (0.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 5 (0.52%) Azure Functions
16 5 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.15%) FTP
2 8 (0.84%) Internet
3 6 (0.63%) HTTP
4 3 (0.31%) PuTTY
4 3 (0.31%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.10%) Extranet
5 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (55.71%) SQL Server
2 293 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 171 (17.91%) Power BI
5 142 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
6 122 (12.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (7.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 66 (6.91%) Relational Database
9 56 (5.86%) Tableau
10 36 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 34 (3.56%) Oracle Database
12 30 (3.14%) SQL Server 2017
13 23 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (2.30%) MySQL
15 20 (2.09%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.99%) Data Lake
16 19 (1.99%) QlikView
17 18 (1.88%) Big Data
18 17 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 119 (12.46%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 43 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (2.62%) Subversion
4 25 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.99%) NUnit
5 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 18 (1.88%) JIRA
6 18 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
7 17 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.94%) Liquibase
8 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.73%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.63%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.63%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.42%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.31%) GitLab
13 3 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 294 (30.79%) Finance
2 155 (16.23%) Social Skills
3 62 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (6.49%) Banking
4 27 (2.83%) Law
5 24 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.30%) Retail
7 21 (2.20%) Advertising
8 19 (1.99%) Marketing
9 16 (1.68%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.36%) French Language
11 12 (1.26%) Electronics
11 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.15%) Front Office
13 10 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.05%) Legal
14 9 (0.94%) Local Government
15 7 (0.73%) Games
15 7 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (38.85%) .NET
2 156 (16.34%) ASP.NET
3 146 (15.29%) CSS
4 138 (14.45%) HTML
5 122 (12.77%) .NET Core
6 99 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 95 (9.95%) AngularJS
8 91 (9.53%) React
9 71 (7.43%) REST
10 62 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (6.07%) XML
12 49 (5.13%) .NET Framework
13 48 (5.03%) Web Services
14 47 (4.92%) JSON
15 43 (4.50%) jQuery
16 38 (3.98%) SOAP
16 38 (3.98%) WCF
17 33 (3.46%) WPF
18 30 (3.14%) RESTful
19 29 (3.04%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.51%) Legacy Systems
5 19 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.88%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.68%) Equities
8 15 (1.57%) Reference Data
8 15 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.47%) User Experience
10 11 (1.15%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.05%) Replication
11 10 (1.05%) VLE
12 9 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.84%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.84%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.63%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.40%) Linux
2 39 (4.08%) Windows
3 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.42%) Android
5 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (30.37%) Business Intelligence
2 213 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (20.94%) ETL
4 187 (19.58%) MVC
5 123 (12.88%) Full Stack Development
6 109 (11.41%) DevOps
7 94 (9.84%) Fintech
8 93 (9.74%) Analytics
9 91 (9.53%) SDLC
10 74 (7.75%) Visualisation
11 73 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (7.54%) Migration
13 71 (7.43%) Unit Testing
14 66 (6.91%) Data Modelling
14 66 (6.91%) Microservices
15 63 (6.60%) Computer Science
16 61 (6.39%) Mentoring
16 61 (6.39%) OO
17 57 (5.97%) Scrum
18 53 (5.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 902 (94.45%) SQL
2 416 (43.56%) C#
3 295 (30.89%) T-SQL
4 245 (25.65%) JavaScript
5 98 (10.26%) Python
6 58 (6.07%) PowerShell
7 52 (5.45%) PL/SQL
8 47 (4.92%) VBA
9 46 (4.82%) Java
10 32 (3.35%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.62%) PHP
12 23 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 17 (1.78%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.47%) VB
15 12 (1.26%) C
16 10 (1.05%) XPath
17 6 (0.63%) C++
17 6 (0.63%) R
17 6 (0.63%) Scala
18 5 (0.52%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 98 (10.26%) Degree
2 42 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.31%) MCSA
10 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.93%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.30%) QA
3 11 (1.15%) SLA
4 6 (0.63%) GDPR
5 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
System Software
1 19 (1.99%) Docker
2 11 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.15%) Ansible
3 7 (0.73%) Terraform
4 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.31%) Control-M
6 2 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.21%) Grafana
7 1 (0.10%) Istio
Vendors
1 267 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.23%) Oracle
3 23 (2.41%) Google
4 17 (1.78%) SAP
5 15 (1.57%) TIBCO
6 14 (1.47%) Informatica
7 13 (1.36%) IBM
8 12 (1.26%) Fidessa
8 12 (1.26%) VMware
9 10 (1.05%) Alteryx
10 9 (0.94%) Sencha
11 7 (0.73%) Sage
11 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.73%) Talend
12 6 (0.63%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.52%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.52%) Cognos
13 5 (0.52%) Databricks
13 5 (0.52%) Reuters
14 4 (0.42%) Nintex