Period
to 18 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Database Developer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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

Database Developer
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 797 765 823
Rank change year-on-year -32 +58 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Developer 96 147 296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 75 138 262
10th Percentile £35,500 £27,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,938
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,486 £42,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year -2.39% +8.28% -1.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 83,903 91,012 139,679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,977 73,977 112,208
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

Database Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Database Developer over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Database Developer in the UK

Database Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Database Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 May 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
England -17 86 £51,500 +3.00% 16
UK excluding London +3 54 £41,486 -2.39% 12
London +16 29 £56,250 +12.50% 4
Work from Home -154 20 £55,000 +15.79% 4
North of England -1 18 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands -1 12 £43,750 -12.50% 5
Yorkshire - 12 £40,000 - 1
South East +30 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North West +13 6 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +2 6 £40,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -6 6 £56,250 +14.21% 2
South West -25 5 £40,000 -15.79%
Scotland - 5 £41,500 - 1
East of England -2 4 £51,500 +47.14% 1
Wales +22 2 £35,809 -0.53%

Database Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, Database 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 featuring Database Developer in the job title.

1 87 (90.63%) SQL
2 61 (63.54%) SQL Server
3 43 (44.79%) T-SQL
4 39 (40.63%) Azure
5 37 (38.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 27 (28.13%) ETL
9 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (28.13%) Power BI
9 27 (28.13%) Power Platform
10 23 (23.96%) .NET
11 15 (15.63%) Finance
12 14 (14.58%) MySQL
12 14 (14.58%) C#
12 14 (14.58%) Analytics
13 13 (13.54%) Law
13 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.54%) Decision-Making
14 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.50%) Python
14 12 (12.50%) Data Modelling
15 11 (11.46%) Apache
15 11 (11.46%) Linux
15 11 (11.46%) IIS
15 11 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (10.42%) Oracle

Database Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (11.46%) Apache
1 11 (11.46%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) WordPress
3 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) Drupal
3 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.04%) FormScape
3 1 (1.04%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.04%) EngageOne
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) FastStats
1 1 (1.04%) FastStats PeopleStage
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.04%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 39 (40.63%) Azure
2 27 (28.13%) Power Platform
3 8 (8.33%) AWS
4 4 (4.17%) Matillion
5 3 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (1.04%) Firebase
7 1 (1.04%) GCP
7 1 (1.04%) GitHub
7 1 (1.04%) Pure360
7 1 (1.04%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.04%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) FTP
1 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (63.54%) SQL Server
2 37 (38.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (28.13%) Power BI
4 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (14.58%) MySQL
6 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (7.29%) MS Access
11 6 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (6.25%) Tableau
12 5 (5.21%) OLTP
13 4 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (4.17%) Looker
13 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
13 4 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.08%) JIRA
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.04%) Moq
3 1 (1.04%) NUnit
3 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Law
3 8 (8.33%) Social Skills
4 7 (7.29%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (6.25%) Banking
6 5 (5.21%) Marketing
6 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.08%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (1.04%) Electronics
8 1 (1.04%) Front Office
8 1 (1.04%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.96%) .NET
2 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.29%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.25%) .NET Core
4 6 (6.25%) XML
5 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.13%) HTML
6 2 (2.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.08%) Laravel
6 2 (2.08%) Node.js
6 2 (2.08%) WCF
7 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.04%) jQuery
7 1 (1.04%) JSON
7 1 (1.04%) Ninject
7 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.04%) RESTful
7 1 (1.04%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.04%) Acoustics
2 1 (1.04%) Animation
2 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.04%) NHS
2 1 (1.04%) Robotics
2 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (28.13%) ETL
3 14 (14.58%) Analytics
4 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.54%) Decision-Making
5 12 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 11 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.38%) Data Analysis
9 8 (8.33%) Data Management
9 8 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 6 (6.25%) Code Optimisation
10 6 (6.25%) Creative Thinking
10 6 (6.25%) Machine Learning
10 6 (6.25%) Migration
10 6 (6.25%) SDLC
11 5 (5.21%) Business Transformation
11 5 (5.21%) DevOps
11 5 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (4.17%) Marketing Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (90.63%) SQL
2 43 (44.79%) T-SQL
3 14 (14.58%) C#
4 12 (12.50%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) Java
6 5 (5.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.17%) Scala
8 3 (3.13%) PHP
8 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.13%) XQuery
9 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.08%) VBA
9 2 (2.08%) XPath
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) R
10 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) MCSA
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.04%) Rancher
Vendors
1 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (6.25%) Google
5 5 (5.21%) Adobe
6 4 (4.17%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (2.08%) Alibaba
7 2 (2.08%) Percona
7 2 (2.08%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.04%) Alterian
8 1 (1.04%) Databricks
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Infor
8 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.04%) Telerik