The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

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

SQL Developer
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 103 84
Rank change year-on-year -37 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2032 2826 3587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.87% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.98% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 2532 3228
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,014 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,845 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81958 94956 104515
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.22% 96.40% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67650 79824 85637
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Developer.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 1925 £42,500 -5.55% 299
London -68 665 £55,000 +4.26% 115
South East -9 385 £42,500 - 46
North West -8 210 £37,500 - 44
West Midlands +38 199 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Yorkshire -32 155 £42,500 +13.33% 29
Manchester 0 149 £37,500 - 19
City of London +9 139 £53,000 -0.93% 22
East of England -1 136 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Yorkshire -13 111 £43,000 +14.66% 15
South West +1 88 £35,000 -6.66% 16
East Midlands -3 80 £37,500 +5.63% 11
Birmingham +40 69 £40,000 - 11
Scotland +25 69 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Leeds -21 65 £43,506 +24.30% 9
West Sussex +39 63 £40,000 -17.94% 5
Surrey -5 62 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Hertfordshire +31 59 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Hampshire -54 57 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Oxfordshire +26 51 £36,000 -4.00% 10
Berkshire -21 49 £48,500 +14.11% 3
Kent +20 46 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 41 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Essex -15 35 £42,500 - 2
Cheshire -36 32 £37,500 - 13
Staffordshire +7 31 £37,500 - 3
Glasgow +14 29 £31,500 -17.10% 1
Milton Keynes +4 29 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Nottinghamshire +3 29 £36,250 +3.57% 6
Nottingham +4 28 £37,500 +21.95% 4

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, SQL Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 3711 (92.45%) SQL
2 2696 (67.16%) SQL Server
3 1896 (47.23%) .NET
4 1884 (46.94%) C#
5 1419 (35.35%) T-SQL
6 1400 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1326 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
8 1249 (31.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1119 (27.88%) JavaScript
10 1111 (27.68%) Finance
11 1102 (27.45%) Business Intelligence
12 1076 (26.81%) Microsoft
13 1040 (25.91%) ASP.NET
14 989 (24.64%) HTML
15 984 (24.51%) MVC
16 893 (22.25%) Data Warehouse
17 829 (20.65%) ETL
18 795 (19.81%) CSS
19 793 (19.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 549 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
21 524 (13.05%) jQuery
22 456 (11.36%) Java
23 450 (11.21%) AngularJS
24 441 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
25 439 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
26 434 (10.81%) Degree
27 428 (10.66%) .NET Framework
28 421 (10.49%) Oracle
29 407 (10.14%) Web Services
30 396 (9.87%) Scrum

SQL 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
1 118 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 88 (2.19%) IIS
3 76 (1.89%) CMS
4 39 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 39 (0.97%) Confluence
5 37 (0.92%) SAS
6 34 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (0.75%) Drupal
7 30 (0.75%) WordPress
8 29 (0.72%) Apache
8 29 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 27 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.57%) JBoss
12 21 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (0.45%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.37%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.35%) Sitefinity
17 13 (0.32%) Alfresco
Applications
1 250 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.100%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 23 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.45%) Markit EDM
4 18 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.15%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.12%) FastStats
8 5 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.100%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.100%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 4 (0.100%) Investran
9 4 (0.100%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.100%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.100%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.100%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 257 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (1.64%) SaaS
4 24 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.42%) Office 365
6 16 (0.40%) GitHub
7 13 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.30%) Google Play
9 8 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.17%) Asana
11 4 (0.100%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.075%) Trello
13 2 (0.050%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.050%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.050%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.050%) Boomi
14 1 (0.025%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.025%) G Suite
14 1 (0.025%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.025%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.20%) Internet
2 41 (1.02%) Intranet
3 16 (0.40%) HTTP
4 10 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.17%) ATM
5 7 (0.17%) FTP
6 4 (0.100%) Firewall
6 4 (0.100%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.100%) SSL
7 3 (0.075%) DNS
8 2 (0.050%) Extranet
8 2 (0.050%) Multicast
8 2 (0.050%) Wireless
9 1 (0.025%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.025%) LAN
9 1 (0.025%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.025%) SMTP
9 1 (0.025%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2696 (67.16%) SQL Server
2 1400 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1249 (31.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 893 (22.25%) Data Warehouse
5 793 (19.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 441 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 439 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 320 (7.97%) Relational Database
9 290 (7.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 228 (5.68%) Power BI
11 218 (5.43%) MySQL
12 180 (4.48%) SQL Server 2016
13 166 (4.14%) Big Data
14 137 (3.41%) Oracle Database
15 131 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 131 (3.26%) NoSQL
16 123 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 121 (3.01%) QlikView
18 117 (2.91%) OLAP
19 104 (2.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 297 (7.40%) Visual Studio
2 268 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 228 (5.68%) Git (software)
4 179 (4.46%) Subversion
5 129 (3.21%) JIRA
6 78 (1.94%) NUnit
7 72 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 61 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 53 (1.32%) Maven
10 49 (1.22%) Selenium
11 41 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
12 32 (0.80%) MSTest
12 32 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 31 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 29 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
15 27 (0.67%) SpecFlow
16 25 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
17 22 (0.55%) JSUnit
18 20 (0.50%) Bugzilla
18 20 (0.50%) Trac
General
1 1111 (27.68%) Finance
2 393 (9.79%) Banking
3 185 (4.61%) Retail
4 139 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 118 (2.94%) Marketing
6 87 (2.17%) Legal
7 74 (1.84%) Back Office
8 61 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.20%) Front Office
10 46 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.07%) Electronics
12 38 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 37 (0.92%) Games
14 30 (0.75%) Advertising
15 22 (0.55%) Law
16 15 (0.37%) Publishing
17 10 (0.25%) Private Banking
18 9 (0.22%) Billing
19 8 (0.20%) Military
19 8 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1896 (47.23%) .NET
2 1040 (25.91%) ASP.NET
3 989 (24.64%) HTML
4 795 (19.81%) CSS
5 549 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 524 (13.05%) jQuery
7 450 (11.21%) AngularJS
8 428 (10.66%) .NET Framework
9 407 (10.14%) Web Services
10 379 (9.44%) XML
11 371 (9.24%) WCF
12 313 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 264 (6.58%) WPF
14 226 (5.63%) HTML5
15 216 (5.38%) Entity Framework
16 167 (4.16%) Spring
17 160 (3.99%) Ajax
18 153 (3.81%) WinForms
19 149 (3.71%) REST
20 127 (3.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 236 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 166 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
4 122 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 80 (1.99%) iPad
6 77 (1.92%) Fintech
7 66 (1.64%) Hedge funds
8 65 (1.62%) Replication
9 62 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 54 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 52 (1.30%) User Experience
12 42 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 42 (1.05%) Credit Risk
12 42 (1.05%) Equities
13 40 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 35 (0.87%) Tandem
15 34 (0.85%) Fixed Income
16 32 (0.80%) Clustering
16 32 (0.80%) NHS
16 32 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 313 (7.80%) Windows
2 146 (3.64%) Linux
3 96 (2.39%) Android
4 83 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 67 (1.67%) Unix
6 59 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.100%) Debian
9 4 (0.100%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.075%) CentOS
10 3 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.050%) Solaris
11 2 (0.050%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.025%) HPUX
12 1 (0.025%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1326 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1102 (27.45%) Business Intelligence
3 984 (24.51%) MVC
4 829 (20.65%) ETL
5 396 (9.87%) Scrum
6 388 (9.67%) TDD
7 386 (9.62%) Web Development
8 378 (9.42%) OO
9 311 (7.75%) SDLC
10 294 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 274 (6.83%) Unit Testing
12 224 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
13 218 (5.43%) Data Modelling
14 212 (5.28%) Analytics
15 195 (4.86%) Mentoring
16 187 (4.66%) E-Commerce
17 185 (4.61%) OOP
18 182 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
19 128 (3.19%) Visualisation
20 126 (3.14%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3711 (92.45%) SQL
2 1884 (46.94%) C#
3 1419 (35.35%) T-SQL
4 1119 (27.88%) JavaScript
5 456 (11.36%) Java
6 333 (8.30%) VB.NET
7 234 (5.83%) PL/SQL
8 173 (4.31%) VBA
9 160 (3.99%) PHP
10 152 (3.79%) VB
11 98 (2.44%) Python
12 76 (1.89%) C++
13 72 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 54 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 53 (1.32%) C
16 38 (0.95%) Ruby
17 35 (0.87%) VB6
18 30 (0.75%) Shell Script
19 29 (0.72%) Perl
20 25 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 434 (10.81%) Degree
2 59 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) MCP
6 6 (0.15%) MCTS
7 4 (0.100%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.100%) MCITP
7 4 (0.100%) MCSD
8 3 (0.075%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.075%) MCPD
8 3 (0.075%) PhD
9 2 (0.050%) HNC
9 2 (0.050%) HND
9 2 (0.050%) MCSA
9 2 (0.050%) MCSE
10 1 (0.025%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.025%) CIMA
10 1 (0.025%) ISEB
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (2.96%) QA
2 69 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.52%) Basel III
4 17 (0.42%) SLA
5 9 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.100%) EMIR
7 4 (0.100%) MiFID
7 4 (0.100%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.050%) IFRS
9 2 (0.050%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.050%) SEPA
10 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (0.62%) Docker
2 14 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.075%) iptables
6 2 (0.050%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.025%) Firmware
7 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.025%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (0.82%) Control-M
2 16 (0.40%) Puppet
3 9 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.12%) Ansible
6 3 (0.075%) Opsview
6 3 (0.075%) SELinux
7 2 (0.050%) Grafana
8 1 (0.025%) Graphite
8 1 (0.025%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.025%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1076 (26.81%) Microsoft
2 421 (10.49%) Oracle
3 168 (4.19%) Tableau
4 89 (2.22%) Cognos
5 53 (1.32%) Xamarin
6 51 (1.27%) IBM
7 44 (1.10%) SAP
8 37 (0.92%) Bloomberg
8 37 (0.92%) Sybase
9 36 (0.90%) Google
10 26 (0.65%) RedGate
11 25 (0.62%) Talend
12 24 (0.60%) Perforce
13 19 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (0.45%) Alteryx
15 17 (0.42%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.37%) Apple
17 13 (0.32%) Informatica
17 13 (0.32%) Sitecore
18 11 (0.27%) iManage
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Okehampton, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + 25 hol + pension Cont
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £32000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + Pension, 23 Holidays, Child Care Vouchers
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Welsh Water
Salary: From £38,191 to £44,874 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Flexitime
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago