Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 110 84
Rank change year-on-year -51 -26 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 3902 5306 7220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.77% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.87% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3516 4873 6654
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +4.67%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 17 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 6 months to 25 September 2017. 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 -49 3711 £45,000 - 179
UK excluding London -32 2548 £40,000 - 134
London -84 1334 £55,000 +1.85% 51
South East -43 775 £45,000 +5.88% 31
North of England -24 766 £40,000 - 54
Midlands -4 447 £40,000 +8.11% 20
North West -9 440 £37,500 -1.86% 36
West Midlands +1 313 £40,000 +14.29% 14
Yorkshire -25 288 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East of England -42 220 £45,000 +5.88% 12
South West +18 174 £37,500 - 11
East Midlands -12 134 £38,000 +1.33% 6
Scotland +35 130 £40,000 +2.56% 3
North East +20 38 £42,500 +6.25%
Wales -26 25 £40,000 +17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 9 £32,500 -
Isle of Man - 4 £45,000 - 1

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 3641 (93.31%) SQL
2 2589 (66.35%) SQL Server
3 1754 (44.95%) .NET
4 1723 (44.16%) C#
5 1465 (37.54%) T-SQL
6 1388 (35.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1323 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
8 1259 (32.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1209 (30.98%) Business Intelligence
10 1178 (30.19%) Microsoft
11 1140 (29.22%) JavaScript
12 984 (25.22%) Finance
13 974 (24.96%) ASP.NET
14 914 (23.42%) HTML
15 907 (23.24%) Data Warehouse
16 892 (22.86%) MVC
17 797 (20.43%) ETL
18 756 (19.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 730 (18.71%) CSS
20 523 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
21 513 (13.15%) Oracle
22 479 (12.28%) AngularJS
23 475 (12.17%) jQuery
24 470 (12.05%) .NET Framework
25 457 (11.71%) Scrum
26 437 (11.20%) Java
27 434 (11.12%) Web Services
28 430 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
29 425 (10.89%) Degree
30 396 (10.15%) XML

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
1 152 (3.90%) IIS
2 146 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 83 (2.13%) CMS
4 46 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 35 (0.90%) Apache
7 32 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 31 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (0.74%) Apache Spark
9 29 (0.74%) WordPress
10 27 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 27 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 26 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (0.56%) SAS
13 21 (0.54%) JBoss
14 19 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.46%) Confluence
16 13 (0.33%) Alfresco
16 13 (0.33%) Drupal
17 11 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 236 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.13%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.051%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 15 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.21%) Visualfiles
8 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.13%) FastStats
9 5 (0.13%) Magento
9 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 382 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (1.69%) SaaS
4 22 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.49%) GitHub
7 17 (0.44%) Office 365
8 15 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
8 15 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.36%) npm
10 8 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.15%) Google Play
12 5 (0.13%) Sage Pay
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.077%) Taleo
15 2 (0.051%) Amazon Glacier
15 2 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.051%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.051%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.15%) Internet
2 46 (1.18%) Intranet
3 35 (0.90%) HTTP
4 21 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.41%) FTP
6 13 (0.33%) ATM
7 12 (0.31%) SMS
8 7 (0.18%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.15%) DNS
9 6 (0.15%) Firewall
10 5 (0.13%) SMTP
10 5 (0.13%) SSL
11 4 (0.10%) Broadband
11 4 (0.10%) VPN
12 3 (0.077%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.026%) Extranet
13 1 (0.026%) LAN
13 1 (0.026%) Multicast
13 1 (0.026%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.026%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2589 (66.35%) SQL Server
2 1388 (35.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1259 (32.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 907 (23.24%) Data Warehouse
5 756 (19.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 430 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 379 (9.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 348 (8.92%) Relational Database
9 345 (8.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 285 (7.30%) Power BI
11 256 (6.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 215 (5.51%) Oracle Database
13 194 (4.97%) MySQL
14 191 (4.89%) Big Data
15 187 (4.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 157 (4.02%) QlikView
17 133 (3.41%) OLAP
17 133 (3.41%) RDBMS
18 124 (3.18%) NoSQL
19 109 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 348 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 314 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 192 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 170 (4.36%) Subversion
5 120 (3.08%) JIRA
6 97 (2.49%) NUnit
7 91 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 81 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 46 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 45 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
11 43 (1.10%) Maven
12 41 (1.05%) Selenium
13 34 (0.87%) Mercurial
14 33 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 30 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 28 (0.72%) JUnit
16 28 (0.72%) MSTest
17 27 (0.69%) Eclipse
17 27 (0.69%) gulp
18 24 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 984 (25.22%) Finance
2 308 (7.89%) Banking
3 191 (4.89%) Retail
4 148 (3.79%) Marketing
5 131 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 96 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.43%) Legal
8 94 (2.41%) Electronics
9 77 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 70 (1.79%) Games
11 65 (1.67%) Front Office
12 57 (1.46%) Financial Institution
13 36 (0.92%) Back Office
14 31 (0.79%) Law
15 28 (0.72%) Advertising
16 19 (0.49%) Publishing
17 10 (0.26%) Automotive
18 8 (0.21%) Private Banking
19 7 (0.18%) Digital Economy
20 6 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1754 (44.95%) .NET
2 974 (24.96%) ASP.NET
3 914 (23.42%) HTML
4 730 (18.71%) CSS
5 523 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 479 (12.28%) AngularJS
7 475 (12.17%) jQuery
8 470 (12.05%) .NET Framework
9 434 (11.12%) Web Services
10 396 (10.15%) XML
11 297 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 276 (7.07%) WCF
13 208 (5.33%) HTML5
14 194 (4.97%) WPF
15 177 (4.54%) Spring
16 175 (4.48%) Entity Framework
17 159 (4.07%) Ajax
18 136 (3.49%) SOAP
19 129 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 128 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 267 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 264 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 135 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
4 129 (3.31%) Fintech
5 83 (2.13%) User Experience
6 79 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 64 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 56 (1.44%) Replication
9 48 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 47 (1.20%) Equities
11 43 (1.10%) iPad
11 43 (1.10%) Tandem
12 30 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 29 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 27 (0.69%) Derivative
14 27 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (0.67%) BBC
16 25 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 367 (9.41%) Windows
2 188 (4.82%) Linux
3 75 (1.92%) Unix
4 63 (1.61%) Android
5 58 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 47 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 31 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.31%) AIX
10 8 (0.21%) Solaris
10 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.13%) Debian
13 4 (0.10%) HPUX
13 4 (0.10%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.077%) CentOS
15 1 (0.026%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1323 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1209 (30.98%) Business Intelligence
3 892 (22.86%) MVC
4 797 (20.43%) ETL
5 457 (11.71%) Scrum
6 392 (10.05%) TDD
7 363 (9.30%) OO
8 321 (8.23%) Web Development
9 260 (6.66%) Data Modelling
10 250 (6.41%) SDLC
11 247 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 235 (6.02%) Unit Testing
13 232 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
14 225 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
15 217 (5.56%) Analytics
16 213 (5.46%) Mentoring
17 186 (4.77%) E-Commerce
18 165 (4.23%) Test Automation
19 157 (4.02%) OOP
20 143 (3.66%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3641 (93.31%) SQL
2 1723 (44.16%) C#
3 1465 (37.54%) T-SQL
4 1140 (29.22%) JavaScript
5 437 (11.20%) Java
6 295 (7.56%) PL/SQL
7 256 (6.56%) VB.NET
8 182 (4.66%) PHP
9 154 (3.95%) VBA
10 151 (3.87%) VB
11 137 (3.51%) Python
12 102 (2.61%) C++
12 102 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 77 (1.97%) C
14 62 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 46 (1.18%) R
16 43 (1.10%) VB6
17 35 (0.90%) Scala
18 34 (0.87%) Ruby
19 31 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 425 (10.89%) Degree
2 148 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.28%) MCSD
6 11 (0.28%) MCTS
7 10 (0.26%) MCSE
8 9 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.21%) MCAD
9 8 (0.21%) MCITP
10 6 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.10%) MCSA
11 4 (0.10%) RHCE
12 3 (0.077%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.077%) MCP
13 2 (0.051%) HND
13 2 (0.051%) PhD
13 2 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (2.77%) Data Quality
1 108 (2.77%) QA
2 26 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 26 (0.67%) SEPA
3 21 (0.54%) SLA
4 5 (0.13%) MiFID
5 4 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.051%) PMO
7 1 (0.026%) GDPR
7 1 (0.026%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 30 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.69%) Docker
3 11 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.077%) iptables
6 2 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.026%) Firmware
7 1 (0.026%) GridGain
7 1 (0.026%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (0.69%) Opsview
2 17 (0.44%) Puppet
3 10 (0.26%) Control-M
4 7 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.077%) Ansible
6 3 (0.077%) SCCM
6 3 (0.077%) SELinux
7 2 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.051%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.026%) Grafana
8 1 (0.026%) Graphite
8 1 (0.026%) Nagios
8 1 (0.026%) WMI
8 1 (0.026%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1178 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 513 (13.15%) Oracle
3 169 (4.33%) Tableau
4 105 (2.69%) SAP
5 97 (2.49%) Cognos
6 49 (1.26%) RedGate
7 47 (1.20%) Google
8 42 (1.08%) IBM
9 34 (0.87%) Xamarin
10 31 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 27 (0.69%) Sybase
12 22 (0.56%) Hortonworks
12 22 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
12 22 (0.56%) Sony
13 21 (0.54%) Alteryx
13 21 (0.54%) Facebook
13 21 (0.54%) iManage
13 21 (0.54%) Splunk
14 20 (0.51%) Talend