Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 185 167
Rank change year-on-year -37 -18 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2,079 3,077 3,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.88% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.96% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,902 2,823 3,463
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,042 £32,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -33 1,966 £50,000 +5.26% 253
UK excluding London -41 1,068 £45,000 +5.88% 169
London -16 988 £62,500 +13.64% 100
North of England -42 303 £42,500 +6.25% 55
South East -92 275 £47,500 +5.56% 45
East of England +27 161 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North West -28 158 £41,000 -1.20% 22
Midlands -17 140 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Yorkshire -13 133 £45,000 +18.42% 31
West Midlands +17 108 £42,500 +6.25% 28
South West -2 102 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Scotland +2 65 £45,000 +9.09% 6
East Midlands -24 32 £43,750 +9.38% 8
Wales -17 19 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North East +5 12 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Northern Ireland -7 6 £57,500 +64.29% 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,920 (92.35%) SQL
2 1,438 (69.17%) SQL Server
3 981 (47.19%) C#
4 862 (41.46%) .NET
5 808 (38.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 766 (36.84%) T-SQL
7 662 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
8 658 (31.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 634 (30.50%) Microsoft
10 626 (30.11%) Business Intelligence
11 569 (27.37%) Finance
12 516 (24.82%) Data Warehouse
13 494 (23.76%) ETL
14 446 (21.45%) Azure
15 402 (19.34%) ASP.NET
16 396 (19.05%) JavaScript
17 390 (18.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 340 (16.35%) Power BI
18 340 (16.35%) Power Platform
19 305 (14.67%) MVC
20 258 (12.41%) HTML
21 241 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
22 219 (10.53%) Degree
23 218 (10.49%) CSS
24 215 (10.34%) Oracle
25 212 (10.20%) Analytics
26 205 (9.86%) Java
27 191 (9.19%) Scrum
28 186 (8.95%) Data Modelling
29 179 (8.61%) Python

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 74 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (1.11%) CMS
4 22 (1.06%) IIS
5 18 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 16 (0.77%) Umbraco
7 14 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.63%) Apache
9 10 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.43%) Confluence
10 9 (0.43%) Mule
10 9 (0.43%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.29%) Drupal
12 6 (0.29%) SAS
13 5 (0.24%) nginx
13 5 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 118 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.096%) SPSS
5 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.19%) Raiser's Edge
4 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
5 3 (0.14%) StreamServe
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.048%) Endur
7 1 (0.048%) FastStats
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.048%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 446 (21.45%) Azure
2 340 (16.35%) Power Platform
3 149 (7.17%) AWS
4 51 (2.45%) SaaS
5 35 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
6 27 (1.30%) GCP
7 15 (0.72%) GitHub
8 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.63%) Data Lake Analytics
9 11 (0.53%) Office 365
9 11 (0.53%) PaaS
9 11 (0.53%) Serverless
10 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.24%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.19%) Firebase
14 4 (0.19%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.77%) HTTP
2 10 (0.48%) Intranet
3 9 (0.43%) Internet
4 5 (0.24%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.24%) SSH
4 5 (0.24%) SSL
5 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.096%) RFID
6 2 (0.096%) SMS
7 1 (0.048%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.048%) DHCP
7 1 (0.048%) DNS
7 1 (0.048%) Firewall
7 1 (0.048%) LAN
7 1 (0.048%) Network Security
7 1 (0.048%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,438 (69.17%) SQL Server
2 808 (38.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 658 (31.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 516 (24.82%) Data Warehouse
5 390 (18.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 340 (16.35%) Power BI
7 165 (7.94%) Relational Database
8 141 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 110 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 88 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 83 (3.99%) OLAP
12 75 (3.61%) Data Lake
13 74 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 72 (3.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 72 (3.46%) MongoDB
15 69 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
16 65 (3.13%) SQL Server 2017
17 64 (3.08%) NoSQL
18 60 (2.89%) MySQL
19 59 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 159 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 154 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 112 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (4.23%) JIRA
5 56 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 19 (0.91%) NUnit
7 18 (0.87%) Subversion
8 16 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.72%) Selenium
9 15 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.43%) Moq
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.34%) tSQLt
13 6 (0.29%) ReSharper
13 6 (0.29%) RStudio
General
1 569 (27.37%) Finance
2 155 (7.46%) Banking
3 76 (3.66%) Retail
4 75 (3.61%) Marketing
5 47 (2.26%) Public Sector
6 43 (2.07%) Legal
7 42 (2.02%) Front Office
8 38 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.11%) Games
12 22 (1.06%) Back Office
13 21 (1.01%) Law
14 17 (0.82%) Telecoms
15 15 (0.72%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Advertising
16 6 (0.29%) Publishing
17 4 (0.19%) Electronics
18 3 (0.14%) Military
18 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 862 (41.46%) .NET
2 402 (19.34%) ASP.NET
3 258 (12.41%) HTML
4 218 (10.49%) CSS
5 164 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 159 (7.65%) Web Services
7 150 (7.22%) AngularJS
8 145 (6.97%) jQuery
9 144 (6.93%) .NET Framework
10 135 (6.49%) .NET Core
11 133 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 112 (5.39%) REST
13 108 (5.19%) Entity Framework
14 90 (4.33%) MDX
15 73 (3.51%) WCF
16 72 (3.46%) XML
17 70 (3.37%) HTML5
18 64 (3.08%) React
19 61 (2.93%) JSON
20 52 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 52 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 50 (2.41%) Algorithms
5 50 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 38 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.59%) Equities
8 32 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.20%) Derivative
10 24 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.96%) Credit Risk
12 19 (0.91%) User Experience
13 18 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (0.82%) NHS
14 17 (0.82%) Replication
15 14 (0.67%) Online Gambling
16 11 (0.53%) Clustering
16 11 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 91 (4.38%) Windows
2 74 (3.56%) Linux
3 27 (1.30%) Unix
4 26 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.53%) Android
7 10 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.096%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (30.11%) Business Intelligence
3 494 (23.76%) ETL
4 305 (14.67%) MVC
5 241 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
6 212 (10.20%) Analytics
7 191 (9.19%) Scrum
8 186 (8.95%) Data Modelling
9 175 (8.42%) Software Engineering
10 170 (8.18%) DevOps
11 167 (8.03%) Computer Science
12 147 (7.07%) SDLC
13 146 (7.02%) Migration
14 127 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
15 117 (5.63%) TDD
16 111 (5.34%) Mathematics
17 109 (5.24%) Visualisation
18 107 (5.15%) Web Development
19 106 (5.10%) Unit Testing
20 96 (4.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,920 (92.35%) SQL
2 981 (47.19%) C#
3 766 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 396 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 205 (9.86%) Java
6 179 (8.61%) Python
7 128 (6.16%) PowerShell
8 103 (4.95%) VBA
9 98 (4.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 98 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 91 (4.38%) VB.NET
11 68 (3.27%) VB
12 50 (2.41%) Java 8
13 45 (2.16%) PHP
14 33 (1.59%) R
15 32 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.06%) C++
17 11 (0.53%) C
17 11 (0.53%) VB6
17 11 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 219 (10.53%) Degree
2 73 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 34 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 31 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.58%) MCSE
6 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.34%) MCSD
7 7 (0.34%) MCTS
8 6 (0.29%) MCAD
9 5 (0.24%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.14%) HND
11 2 (0.096%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.096%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.048%) AAT
12 1 (0.048%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.048%) ISEB
12 1 (0.048%) MCITP
12 1 (0.048%) MCSA
12 1 (0.048%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.94%) QA
2 47 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.48%) GDPR
4 4 (0.19%) MiFID
5 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.096%) EMIR
5 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (2.50%) Docker
2 9 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (1.39%) SQL Sentry
2 16 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.34%) Ansible
4 3 (0.14%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (0.096%) Automic
5 2 (0.096%) Control-M
5 2 (0.096%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.096%) Kibana
6 1 (0.048%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.048%) Grafana
6 1 (0.048%) Oozie
6 1 (0.048%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.048%) SCCM
6 1 (0.048%) Terraform
6 1 (0.048%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 634 (30.50%) Microsoft
2 215 (10.34%) Oracle
3 130 (6.25%) Tableau
4 44 (2.12%) IBM
5 39 (1.88%) Google
6 33 (1.59%) Databricks
7 30 (1.44%) RedGate
7 30 (1.44%) Xamarin
8 29 (1.39%) Cognos
9 27 (1.30%) Talend
10 26 (1.25%) SAP
11 19 (0.91%) Sybase
12 16 (0.77%) Informatica
12 16 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.72%) IFS
14 10 (0.48%) Logi
14 10 (0.48%) Logi Analytics
15 9 (0.43%) TIBCO
16 8 (0.38%) Telerik
17 7 (0.34%) Sage