Period
to 21 September 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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

SQL Developer
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 200 182
Rank change year-on-year -46 -18 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 260 1,004 1,364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.81% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.90% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 243 954 1,285
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,238 £38,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £75,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 19,014 52,859 65,607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 95.24% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,707 43,044 53,423
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,000 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +3.09%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in London

SQL Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 September 2020. 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
Central London +16 65 £60,000 -4.00% 22
West London +41 15 £37,500 -28.57% 5
East London +7 2 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South London +26 1 £55,000 +10.00%
SQL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 London region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 251 (96.54%) SQL
2 178 (68.46%) SQL Server
3 111 (42.69%) Finance
4 109 (41.92%) Azure
5 102 (39.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (36.15%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (33.46%) Microsoft
8 87 (33.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 81 (31.15%) .NET
10 80 (30.77%) C#
11 79 (30.38%) T-SQL
12 78 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (28.85%) Python
14 70 (26.92%) ETL
14 70 (26.92%) DevOps
15 69 (26.54%) Power Platform
16 68 (26.15%) Power BI
17 62 (23.85%) Web Services
18 61 (23.46%) Analytics
19 58 (22.31%) AWS
19 58 (22.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 48 (18.46%) Asset Management
20 48 (18.46%) Java
21 47 (18.08%) Data Modelling
22 45 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
23 42 (16.15%) Banking
24 40 (15.38%) JavaScript
25 39 (15.00%) Software Engineering
26 37 (14.23%) Greenfield Project

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.38%) Apache
2 3 (1.15%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (11.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 109 (41.92%) Azure
2 69 (26.54%) Power Platform
3 58 (22.31%) AWS
4 21 (8.08%) GCP
5 14 (5.38%) Amazon ECS
5 14 (5.38%) Apigee
5 14 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (5.38%) Serverless
6 10 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (2.69%) PaaS
7 7 (2.69%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.92%) SaaS
9 2 (0.77%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.77%) NuGet
9 2 (0.77%) Slack
10 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) Skype
2 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (68.46%) SQL Server
2 102 (39.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (36.15%) Data Warehouse
4 87 (33.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (26.15%) Power BI
6 58 (22.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (8.85%) MySQL
8 22 (8.46%) Looker
8 22 (8.46%) OLAP
9 21 (8.08%) Data Lake
10 19 (7.31%) OLTP
11 18 (6.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (6.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (6.15%) Big Data
13 16 (6.15%) OLAP Cube
14 15 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (5.77%) Snowflake Schema
15 14 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (4.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.15%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.08%) JIRA
3 18 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 14 (5.38%) Artifactory
4 14 (5.38%) GitLab
5 12 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.08%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.31%) NUnit
7 6 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.31%) Selenium
7 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.92%) Subversion
9 4 (1.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.15%) PyCharm
10 3 (1.15%) Pylint
10 3 (1.15%) Sourcetree
11 1 (0.38%) Maven
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 111 (42.69%) Finance
2 42 (16.15%) Banking
3 20 (7.69%) Front Office
4 17 (6.54%) Marketing
5 11 (4.23%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.92%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (31.15%) .NET
2 62 (23.85%) Web Services
3 36 (13.85%) ASP.NET
3 36 (13.85%) XML
4 28 (10.77%) REST
5 24 (9.23%) SOAP
6 21 (8.08%) .NET Core
6 21 (8.08%) AngularJS
7 20 (7.69%) Pandas
8 18 (6.92%) .NET Framework
9 17 (6.54%) JSON
10 16 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (5.38%) gRPC
11 14 (5.38%) MDX
11 14 (5.38%) OAuth
11 14 (5.38%) Swagger
12 12 (4.62%) Entity Framework
12 12 (4.62%) HTML
13 11 (4.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.23%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (11.54%) Hedge funds
3 24 (9.23%) Fixed Income
4 17 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.15%) Derivative
6 13 (5.00%) Clustering
7 12 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.46%) Equities
9 8 (3.08%) User Experience
10 6 (2.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 6 (2.31%) N-Tier
10 6 (2.31%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.92%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.77%) NHS
13 2 (0.77%) Photography
13 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.15%) Linux
2 12 (4.62%) Unix
3 9 (3.46%) Windows
4 2 (0.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (26.92%) DevOps
3 70 (26.92%) ETL
4 61 (23.46%) Analytics
5 48 (18.46%) Asset Management
6 47 (18.08%) Data Modelling
7 45 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
8 39 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 35 (13.46%) TDD
10 30 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (10.77%) Data Analytics
13 27 (10.38%) Microservices
14 25 (9.62%) Dashboard Development
15 24 (9.23%) Computer Science
15 24 (9.23%) Investment Management
16 20 (7.69%) Web Development
17 19 (7.31%) Data Engineering
17 19 (7.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 251 (96.54%) SQL
2 80 (30.77%) C#
3 79 (30.38%) T-SQL
4 75 (28.85%) Python
5 48 (18.46%) Java
6 40 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 14 (5.38%) TypeScript
9 13 (5.00%) VB.NET
10 8 (3.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (2.69%) R
11 7 (2.69%) VB
11 7 (2.69%) VBA
12 5 (1.92%) PHP
12 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.15%) C
13 3 (1.15%) C++
14 2 (0.77%) BeanShell
14 2 (0.77%) XPath
15 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (10.38%) Degree
2 12 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.69%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.38%) MCSA
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.85%) QA
2 8 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) UCITS
4 2 (0.77%) MiFID
4 2 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Foglight
2 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.46%) Oracle
3 20 (7.69%) Tableau
4 19 (7.31%) Google
5 8 (3.08%) Bloomberg
6 7 (2.69%) Databricks
7 6 (2.31%) IBM
8 5 (1.92%) Sybase
9 4 (1.54%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.54%) Informatica
9 4 (1.54%) SAP
10 3 (1.15%) Cognos
10 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.15%) Splunk
10 3 (1.15%) Talend
11 2 (0.77%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.77%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.77%) HP
11 2 (0.77%) Sun
12 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft