Database Developer
UK

The median Database Developer salary in the UK is £45,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 February 2024.

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

6 months to
29 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 590 921 1022
Rank change year-on-year +331 +101 -274
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Developer 242 98 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.088% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 93 117
10th Percentile - £42,500 £33,950
25th Percentile £39,750 £47,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £53,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £84,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.91% +12.22% +5.88%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,055 105,000 135,530
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 93.83% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,717 66,099 84,582
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,410 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,831 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.36% +5.66% +5.26%

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 29 February 2024.

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 29 February 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +253 199 £46,000 -8.91% 11
Work from Home +247 179 £41,500 -24.55% 5
England +252 137 £46,500 -15.45% 13
Scotland - 58 - - 2
North of England +134 48 £41,500 -24.55% 2
North West +69 30 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Midlands +43 28 £46,000 -13.62% 4
London +177 24 £70,000 -3.45% 6
South East +78 19 £52,500 +3.61% 1
Yorkshire +112 18 £41,500 -13.48%
South West +19 18 £70,000 +47.37% 2
Northern Ireland - 16 - -
West Midlands +50 15 £46,250 -14.55% 4
East Midlands +15 13 £32,500 -18.75%
Wales +25 12 - -

Database Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 February 2024, Database Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 214 (88.43%) SQL
2 193 (79.75%) Artificial Intelligence
3 187 (77.27%) PL/SQL
4 185 (76.45%) AWS
5 158 (65.29%) Oracle
6 155 (64.05%) Oracle Database
7 151 (62.40%) PostgreSQL
8 147 (60.74%) Migration
9 146 (60.33%) Data Migration
9 146 (60.33%) Performance Tuning
10 145 (59.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 144 (59.50%) Unit Testing
11 144 (59.50%) Secure Coding
11 144 (59.50%) Actionable Insight
12 50 (20.66%) Software Engineering
13 49 (20.25%) Open Source
14 47 (19.42%) Python
15 44 (18.18%) Visualisation
16 41 (16.94%) Agile
16 41 (16.94%) Java
17 40 (16.53%) Finance
18 39 (16.12%) Git
18 39 (16.12%) NoSQL
18 39 (16.12%) Terraform
18 39 (16.12%) SDLC
18 39 (16.12%) Jenkins
18 39 (16.12%) Microservices
19 38 (15.70%) Apache Spark
19 38 (15.70%) Algorithms
19 38 (15.70%) HDFS

Database Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (15.70%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 185 (76.45%) AWS
2 15 (6.20%) Power Platform
3 12 (4.96%) Azure
4 6 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.41%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (0.41%) OCI
5 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (64.05%) Oracle Database
2 151 (62.40%) PostgreSQL
3 145 (59.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 39 (16.12%) NoSQL
5 38 (15.70%) Apache Hive
5 38 (15.70%) Hadoop
5 38 (15.70%) HBase
6 28 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (10.74%) SQL Server
8 19 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (5.79%) Power BI
9 14 (5.79%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.89%) Big Data
11 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.65%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.24%) MySQL
13 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.83%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 39 (16.12%) Git
1 39 (16.12%) Jenkins
2 38 (15.70%) Bitbucket Server
3 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 38 (15.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 38 (15.70%) Law
3 34 (14.05%) Marketing
4 20 (8.26%) Social Skills
5 19 (7.85%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Health Technology
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.41%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.09%) .NET
2 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.31%) JSON
4 3 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (0.83%) J2EE
5 2 (0.83%) jQuery
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.41%) CSS
6 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.41%) HTML5
6 1 (0.41%) MDX
6 1 (0.41%) Middleware
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.41%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.41%) Struts
6 1 (0.41%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) XML
6 1 (0.41%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.70%) Algorithms
2 18 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.31%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.41%) Derivative
5 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.41%) Equities
5 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.70%) Unix
2 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (79.75%) Artificial Intelligence
2 147 (60.74%) Migration
3 146 (60.33%) Data Migration
3 146 (60.33%) Performance Tuning
4 144 (59.50%) Actionable Insight
4 144 (59.50%) Secure Coding
4 144 (59.50%) Unit Testing
5 50 (20.66%) Software Engineering
6 49 (20.25%) Open Source
7 44 (18.18%) Visualisation
8 41 (16.94%) Agile
9 39 (16.12%) Microservices
9 39 (16.12%) SDLC
10 38 (15.70%) Batch Processing
10 38 (15.70%) CI/CD
10 38 (15.70%) Community of Practice
10 38 (15.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (15.70%) Machine Learning
10 38 (15.70%) Operational Stability
10 38 (15.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 214 (88.43%) SQL
2 187 (77.27%) PL/SQL
3 47 (19.42%) Python
4 41 (16.94%) Java
5 19 (7.85%) T-SQL
6 18 (7.44%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.13%) C#
7 10 (4.13%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.89%) R
9 4 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (5.37%) Degree
2 12 (4.96%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) COREP
1 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.41%) IFRS
1 1 (0.41%) IFRS 17
1 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 38 (15.70%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (16.12%) Terraform
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) MIIS
Vendors
1 158 (65.29%) Oracle
2 38 (15.70%) Cloudera
2 38 (15.70%) Databricks
2 38 (15.70%) Informatica
3 15 (6.20%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.41%) IBM
4 1 (0.41%) IFS