Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 187 146
Rank change year-on-year -27 -41 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2,326 3,274 4,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.88% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.95% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,143 2,949 3,759
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.49% +7.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -35 2,180 £50,000 +5.26% 354
UK excluding London -56 1,195 £43,000 +1.18% 263
London +15 1,100 £60,000 +9.09% 111
South East -84 349 £50,000 +11.11% 52
North of England -37 336 £44,000 +10.00% 89
North West -23 176 £42,500 +4.94% 52
Midlands -42 166 £42,500 +6.25% 55
East of England +24 134 £40,000 -8.05% 26
Yorkshire -35 131 £44,000 +10.00% 32
West Midlands -12 115 £42,500 +6.25% 34
South West -30 96 £41,250 +8.60% 21
Scotland +52 90 £42,500 +13.33% 9
East Midlands -29 51 £42,500 +6.25% 21
North East +22 29 £47,500 +30.14% 5
Wales +6 23 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Northern Ireland -24 2 £35,000 +7.69% 1

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 2,160 (92.86%) SQL
2 1,489 (64.02%) SQL Server
3 1,079 (46.39%) C#
4 960 (41.27%) .NET
5 887 (38.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 811 (34.87%) T-SQL
7 789 (33.92%) Business Intelligence
8 776 (33.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 743 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
10 714 (30.70%) Microsoft
11 651 (27.99%) Finance
12 610 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
13 523 (22.48%) ETL
14 490 (21.07%) ASP.NET
15 481 (20.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 475 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 455 (19.56%) JavaScript
18 401 (17.24%) Power Platform
19 400 (17.20%) Power BI
20 381 (16.38%) MVC
21 314 (13.50%) Oracle
22 305 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
23 286 (12.30%) HTML
24 263 (11.31%) Degree
25 261 (11.22%) Java
26 240 (10.32%) Software Engineering
27 234 (10.06%) CSS
28 223 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
29 221 (9.50%) Data Modelling
30 220 (9.46%) .NET Framework

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 63 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
3 25 (1.07%) Tomcat
4 18 (0.77%) SAS
5 15 (0.64%) CMS
6 13 (0.56%) Confluence
6 13 (0.56%) IIS
6 13 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.34%) Apache
10 5 (0.21%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.13%) DNN
11 3 (0.13%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.086%) Drupal
12 2 (0.086%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.086%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.17%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
7 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.086%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 475 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 401 (17.24%) Power Platform
3 148 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.63%) SaaS
5 32 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
6 30 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
8 20 (0.86%) Serverless
9 19 (0.82%) Office 365
10 15 (0.64%) GitHub
11 11 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.39%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.21%) PaaS
17 4 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
17 4 (0.17%) IaaS
18 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.52%) Intranet
2 11 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.43%) Internet
4 7 (0.30%) HTTP
5 6 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (0.26%) Network Security
5 6 (0.26%) SMS
6 4 (0.17%) Skype
7 2 (0.086%) Broadband
8 1 (0.043%) DHCP
8 1 (0.043%) DNS
8 1 (0.043%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.043%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,489 (64.02%) SQL Server
2 887 (38.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 776 (33.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 610 (26.23%) Data Warehouse
5 481 (20.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 400 (17.20%) Power BI
7 209 (8.99%) Relational Database
8 162 (6.96%) SQL Server 2016
9 154 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 112 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 108 (4.64%) OLAP
12 93 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 76 (3.27%) Data Lake
14 75 (3.22%) NoSQL
15 72 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
16 67 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
16 67 (2.88%) QlikView
17 66 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 64 (2.75%) Big Data
18 64 (2.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 185 (7.95%) Visual Studio
2 158 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 153 (6.58%) Git (software)
4 72 (3.10%) JIRA
5 44 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (1.76%) Subversion
7 37 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
8 34 (1.46%) NUnit
9 30 (1.29%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 23 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 19 (0.82%) Bitbucket
12 19 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (0.69%) Moq
13 16 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
13 16 (0.69%) Selenium
14 13 (0.56%) JUnit
15 12 (0.52%) Toad
16 9 (0.39%) GitLab
16 9 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 651 (27.99%) Finance
2 210 (9.03%) Banking
3 69 (2.97%) Marketing
4 64 (2.75%) Front Office
5 63 (2.71%) Retail
6 54 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 54 (2.32%) Legal
7 50 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 48 (2.06%) Games
9 28 (1.20%) Back Office
10 26 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.90%) Law
12 14 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.43%) French Language
14 9 (0.39%) Norwegian Language
14 9 (0.39%) Swedish Language
15 8 (0.34%) Advertising
16 7 (0.30%) Billing
17 6 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 960 (41.27%) .NET
2 490 (21.07%) ASP.NET
3 286 (12.30%) HTML
4 234 (10.06%) CSS
5 220 (9.46%) .NET Framework
6 204 (8.77%) Web Services
7 201 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 181 (7.78%) Entity Framework
9 179 (7.70%) XML
10 177 (7.61%) jQuery
11 160 (6.88%) AngularJS
12 156 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 123 (5.29%) WCF
14 101 (4.34%) MDX
15 99 (4.26%) React
16 89 (3.83%) .NET Core
17 82 (3.53%) REST
17 82 (3.53%) WinForms
18 73 (3.14%) SOAP
19 67 (2.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 223 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
3 82 (3.53%) Hedge funds
4 71 (3.05%) Fixed Income
4 71 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 65 (2.79%) Equities
6 62 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (2.58%) Derivative
8 58 (2.49%) Algorithms
9 55 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
10 39 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 31 (1.33%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 23 (0.99%) Replication
14 21 (0.90%) NHS
15 20 (0.86%) Credit Risk
16 19 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.82%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.69%) User Experience
17 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (3.74%) Windows
2 80 (3.44%) Linux
3 51 (2.19%) Unix
4 18 (0.77%) Android
5 15 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.043%) Solaris
10 1 (0.043%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.043%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (33.92%) Business Intelligence
2 743 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (22.48%) ETL
4 381 (16.38%) MVC
5 305 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
6 240 (10.32%) Software Engineering
7 221 (9.50%) Data Modelling
8 203 (8.73%) Scrum
9 195 (8.38%) Analytics
10 193 (8.30%) SDLC
11 172 (7.39%) TDD
12 164 (7.05%) Test Automation
13 153 (6.58%) DevOps
13 153 (6.58%) Web Development
14 144 (6.19%) Visualisation
15 141 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
16 131 (5.63%) Kimball Methodology
17 124 (5.33%) Computer Science
17 124 (5.33%) Unit Testing
18 123 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,160 (92.86%) SQL
2 1,079 (46.39%) C#
3 811 (34.87%) T-SQL
4 455 (19.56%) JavaScript
5 261 (11.22%) Java
6 195 (8.38%) Python
7 175 (7.52%) PL/SQL
8 163 (7.01%) PowerShell
9 95 (4.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 91 (3.91%) VBA
11 82 (3.53%) VB.NET
12 51 (2.19%) PHP
13 50 (2.15%) C
14 49 (2.11%) VB
15 41 (1.76%) TypeScript
16 33 (1.42%) C++
16 33 (1.42%) R
17 32 (1.38%) Java 8
18 21 (0.90%) VBScript
19 16 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 263 (11.31%) Degree
2 64 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 33 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.43%) MCSD
8 9 (0.39%) MCSE
9 8 (0.34%) MCAD
9 8 (0.34%) MCTS
10 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.086%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.043%) AAT
12 1 (0.043%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.35%) QA
2 51 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.47%) SLA
4 10 (0.43%) GDPR
5 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.086%) MiFID
8 1 (0.043%) HL7
System Software
1 60 (2.58%) Docker
2 13 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.043%) Firmware
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (1.33%) SQL Sentry
2 11 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.17%) Grafana
4 3 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.086%) Ambari
5 2 (0.086%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.086%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.043%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.043%) SCCM
6 1 (0.043%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.043%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 714 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 314 (13.50%) Oracle
3 160 (6.88%) Tableau
4 47 (2.02%) SAP
5 36 (1.55%) Google
6 33 (1.42%) Cognos
7 30 (1.29%) IBM
8 29 (1.25%) Databricks
9 28 (1.20%) RedGate
10 26 (1.12%) Talend
11 21 (0.90%) Xamarin
12 13 (0.56%) IDERA
13 12 (0.52%) Informatica
14 11 (0.47%) Sybase
14 11 (0.47%) Teradata
15 10 (0.43%) Hortonworks
16 9 (0.39%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.34%) Cisco
18 7 (0.30%) Sage