Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 165 117
Rank change year-on-year -18 -48 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 3,084 3,877 5,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 2.21% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.30% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,832 3,490 4,764
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,888 £29,750 £29,325
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 158,028 168,578 183,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.95% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,272 135,008 153,428
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 16 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 23 October 2018. 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 -22 2,881 £47,500 +5.56% 422
UK excluding London -57 1,668 £42,500 +2.41% 273
London +22 1,333 £55,000 - 168
South East -47 555 £45,000 - 66
North of England -51 455 £40,000 - 95
North West -52 272 £40,750 +8.67% 46
Midlands -79 211 £40,000 - 43
East of England +14 202 £40,000 -11.11% 27
Yorkshire -50 157 £38,500 -9.41% 44
South West -43 125 £40,000 +6.67% 23
West Midlands -76 119 £40,000 - 28
East Midlands -29 91 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Scotland -50 77 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Wales +32 43 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North East -32 26 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Northern Ireland 0 1 £35,000 +7.69% 3

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 2,839 (92.06%) SQL
2 2,054 (66.60%) SQL Server
3 1,471 (47.70%) C#
4 1,440 (46.69%) .NET
5 1,152 (37.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,074 (34.82%) T-SQL
7 1,016 (32.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 999 (32.39%) Microsoft
9 930 (30.16%) Finance
10 891 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
11 877 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
12 723 (23.44%) JavaScript
13 712 (23.09%) Data Warehouse
14 653 (21.17%) ASP.NET
15 650 (21.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 638 (20.69%) ETL
17 611 (19.81%) MVC
18 563 (18.26%) HTML
19 430 (13.94%) CSS
20 392 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
21 376 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
22 343 (11.12%) Power BI
23 340 (11.02%) Java
24 325 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
25 324 (10.51%) Oracle
26 316 (10.25%) Banking
27 296 (9.60%) .NET Framework
28 291 (9.44%) jQuery
28 291 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
29 267 (8.66%) 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 59 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.85%) IIS
3 39 (1.26%) CMS
4 33 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 25 (0.81%) Apache
6 21 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.55%) Confluence
9 16 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 15 (0.49%) NServiceBus
10 15 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 14 (0.45%) SAS
12 13 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (0.39%) JBoss
14 11 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.32%) Mule
15 10 (0.32%) Mule ESB
16 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 243 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.29%) FastStats
5 7 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.16%) MetaTrader
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.097%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 3 (0.097%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.097%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 392 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.08%) SaaS
4 33 (1.07%) GitHub
5 30 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (0.71%) PaaS
7 21 (0.68%) IaaS
8 19 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
9 14 (0.45%) Office 365
10 9 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
11 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.16%) Trello
14 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.13%) Heroku
15 3 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.097%) Serverless
16 2 (0.065%) npm
16 2 (0.065%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.97%) SMS
2 18 (0.58%) HTTP
3 14 (0.45%) Internet
3 14 (0.45%) Intranet
4 11 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.26%) DNS
6 6 (0.19%) SMPP
7 5 (0.16%) Firewall
7 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.13%) SSH
8 4 (0.13%) WAN
9 3 (0.097%) SAN
9 3 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.065%) DHCP
10 2 (0.065%) LAN
11 1 (0.032%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.032%) Network Security
11 1 (0.032%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,054 (66.60%) SQL Server
2 1,152 (37.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,016 (32.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 712 (23.09%) Data Warehouse
5 650 (21.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 343 (11.12%) Power BI
7 262 (8.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 249 (8.07%) Relational Database
9 246 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 174 (5.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 151 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 142 (4.60%) Big Data
13 137 (4.44%) MySQL
14 117 (3.79%) NoSQL
15 94 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
16 92 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 89 (2.89%) Oracle Database
18 70 (2.27%) OLAP
19 69 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
20 62 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 265 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 260 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 221 (7.17%) Git (software)
4 89 (2.89%) JIRA
5 64 (2.08%) Subversion
6 57 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 56 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 46 (1.49%) NUnit
9 44 (1.43%) Jenkins
10 40 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 32 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
12 31 (1.01%) Eclipse
12 31 (1.01%) JUnit
12 31 (1.01%) Maven
13 20 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
14 18 (0.58%) MSTest
14 18 (0.58%) Selenium
15 14 (0.45%) Bitbucket
15 14 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
15 14 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 930 (30.16%) Finance
2 316 (10.25%) Banking
3 155 (5.03%) Retail
4 99 (3.21%) Marketing
5 84 (2.72%) Advertising
6 62 (2.01%) Legal
7 58 (1.88%) Front Office
8 46 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.23%) Law
10 36 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 34 (1.10%) Games
12 32 (1.04%) Back Office
13 31 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.84%) Automotive
15 24 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.62%) Publishing
17 18 (0.58%) Electronics
18 4 (0.13%) Private Banking
19 3 (0.097%) International Banking
20 2 (0.065%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,440 (46.69%) .NET
2 653 (21.17%) ASP.NET
3 563 (18.26%) HTML
4 430 (13.94%) CSS
5 325 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 296 (9.60%) .NET Framework
7 291 (9.44%) jQuery
8 255 (8.27%) AngularJS
9 244 (7.91%) Web Services
10 233 (7.56%) XML
11 223 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 211 (6.84%) Entity Framework
13 168 (5.45%) WCF
14 138 (4.47%) WPF
15 128 (4.15%) WinForms
16 125 (4.05%) HTML5
17 121 (3.92%) SOAP
18 105 (3.40%) React
19 103 (3.34%) RESTful
20 96 (3.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 291 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 158 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (3.37%) Fintech
5 87 (2.82%) Data Structures
6 70 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 69 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 65 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 51 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (1.36%) Equities
11 38 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 38 (1.23%) NHS
12 36 (1.17%) User Experience
13 32 (1.04%) Fixed Income
14 30 (0.97%) iSeries
14 30 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.94%) AS400
16 26 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (0.81%) Replication
18 22 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 153 (4.96%) Windows
2 101 (3.27%) Linux
3 41 (1.33%) Android
4 36 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.07%) Unix
6 23 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.32%) Solaris
8 4 (0.13%) AIX
9 3 (0.097%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.065%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.032%) CentOS
11 1 (0.032%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.032%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 877 (28.44%) Business Intelligence
3 638 (20.69%) ETL
4 611 (19.81%) MVC
5 376 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
6 267 (8.66%) Scrum
7 260 (8.43%) TDD
8 235 (7.62%) Unit Testing
9 225 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
10 223 (7.23%) Software Engineering
11 211 (6.84%) Data Modelling
12 197 (6.39%) SDLC
13 193 (6.26%) Analytics
14 181 (5.87%) Web Development
15 177 (5.74%) Visualisation
16 176 (5.71%) Migration
17 174 (5.64%) OO
18 160 (5.19%) Test Automation
19 156 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
20 132 (4.28%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,839 (92.06%) SQL
2 1,471 (47.70%) C#
3 1,074 (34.82%) T-SQL
4 723 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 340 (11.02%) Java
6 210 (6.81%) PL/SQL
7 199 (6.45%) VB.NET
8 181 (5.87%) Python
9 144 (4.67%) VB
10 130 (4.22%) PowerShell
11 126 (4.09%) VBA
12 84 (2.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 78 (2.53%) PHP
14 51 (1.65%) C++
15 44 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 39 (1.26%) Ruby
17 33 (1.07%) R
18 31 (1.01%) C
19 30 (0.97%) RPG
20 27 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 264 (8.56%) Degree
2 89 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.49%) MCPD
7 12 (0.39%) MCP
7 12 (0.39%) PhD
8 11 (0.36%) MCSE
9 10 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.13%) CISSP
13 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.097%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.097%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.065%) MCSA
15 2 (0.065%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.50%) QA
2 59 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.65%) GDPR
4 14 (0.45%) MiFID
5 7 (0.23%) EMIR
6 5 (0.16%) FATCA
7 4 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.065%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.032%) IFRS
9 1 (0.032%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.032%) PMO
9 1 (0.032%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (0.94%) Docker
2 17 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.097%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.065%) Firmware
5 2 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (0.36%) Ansible
3 5 (0.16%) Grafana
3 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.13%) Puppet
5 3 (0.097%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.065%) Control-M
6 2 (0.065%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.032%) SCCM
Vendors
1 999 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 324 (10.51%) Oracle
3 169 (5.48%) Tableau
4 52 (1.69%) Cognos
5 51 (1.65%) Google
6 39 (1.26%) Xamarin
7 33 (1.07%) SAP
8 27 (0.88%) Talend
9 25 (0.81%) Telerik
10 23 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 22 (0.71%) Informatica
12 17 (0.55%) Alteryx
13 16 (0.52%) RedGate
14 14 (0.45%) Adobe
15 12 (0.39%) Charles River
15 12 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
16 11 (0.36%) IBM
17 10 (0.32%) DevExpress
17 10 (0.32%) Infragistics