Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 219 184
Rank change year-on-year -50 -35 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 917 2,366 3,373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.61% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.68% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 899 2,276 3,165
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 75,040 140,792 170,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,375 112,378 138,885
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 -46 867 £50,000 - 71
UK excluding London -29 483 £45,000 +2.27% 53
London -72 423 £60,000 - 19
South East -18 128 £45,000 -10.00% 7
East of England +76 109 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North of England -25 98 £45,000 +2.27% 17
Midlands +34 81 £47,500 +11.76% 22
North West -5 65 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Work from Home +26 62 £45,000 -5.26% 20
West Midlands +30 53 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Yorkshire +23 31 £43,000 -4.44% 9
East Midlands +39 28 £47,500 +18.75% 9
South West +36 27 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Scotland +24 20 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wales +14 15 £47,500 +18.75%
Northern Ireland +26 5 £40,000 +14.29%
North East -2 2 £32,500 -29.73%

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 881 (96.07%) SQL
2 613 (66.85%) SQL Server
3 384 (41.88%) C#
4 357 (38.93%) .NET
5 341 (37.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 283 (30.86%) T-SQL
7 272 (29.66%) Microsoft
8 271 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
9 268 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
10 258 (28.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 242 (26.39%) Finance
12 239 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
13 232 (25.30%) Azure
14 194 (21.16%) ETL
15 187 (20.39%) ASP.NET
16 183 (19.96%) Power BI
16 183 (19.96%) Power Platform
17 170 (18.54%) JavaScript
18 148 (16.14%) Python
19 142 (15.49%) Analytics
20 137 (14.94%) Oracle
20 137 (14.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 130 (14.18%) MVC
22 129 (14.07%) HTML
23 124 (13.52%) Data Modelling
24 120 (13.09%) CSS
25 116 (12.65%) Java
26 113 (12.32%) DevOps
27 110 (12.00%) AWS
28 101 (11.01%) Degree

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 31 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.73%) Confluence
3 23 (2.51%) IIS
4 15 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.53%) Apache
6 12 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.55%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.44%) Mendix
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.33%) CMS
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.22%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.22%) SAS
11 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 62 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.44%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.44%) StreamServe
4 3 (0.33%) Magento
4 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.22%) iTrent
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 232 (25.30%) Azure
2 183 (19.96%) Power Platform
3 110 (12.00%) AWS
4 35 (3.82%) GCP
5 29 (3.16%) Azure Data Factory
6 28 (3.05%) Serverless
7 27 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.29%) SaaS
9 14 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (1.53%) Apigee
10 12 (1.31%) CloudBees
10 12 (1.31%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.09%) PaaS
12 8 (0.87%) GitHub
13 7 (0.76%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.55%) Office 365
15 4 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.65%) RTP
2 3 (0.33%) Internet
2 3 (0.33%) Skype
3 2 (0.22%) Intranet
3 2 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.11%) Broadband
4 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.11%) DHCP
4 1 (0.11%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.11%) Network Security
4 1 (0.11%) SMS
4 1 (0.11%) SMTP
4 1 (0.11%) VPN
4 1 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (66.85%) SQL Server
2 341 (37.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 258 (28.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 239 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
5 183 (19.96%) Power BI
6 137 (14.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 72 (7.85%) Data Lake
8 63 (6.87%) Big Data
9 61 (6.65%) MySQL
10 55 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (5.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 49 (5.34%) Azure SQL Database
12 49 (5.34%) OLTP
13 47 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (4.36%) Relational Database
15 39 (4.25%) Oracle Database
16 38 (4.14%) OLAP
17 29 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
18 27 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 27 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 84 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.91%) Jenkins
3 44 (4.80%) JIRA
4 42 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 41 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.07%) SpecFlow
7 16 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (1.53%) Artifactory
9 14 (1.53%) GitLab
9 14 (1.53%) NUnit
10 11 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.09%) Cypress.io
12 9 (0.98%) PHPUnit
12 9 (0.98%) Subversion
13 8 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.65%) IntelliJ
15 5 (0.55%) Maven
15 5 (0.55%) Pylint
General
1 242 (26.39%) Finance
2 41 (4.47%) Banking
3 29 (3.16%) Law
4 25 (2.73%) Marketing
5 22 (2.40%) Front Office
6 15 (1.64%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.64%) Retail
7 12 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.20%) Back Office
9 7 (0.76%) Legal
10 6 (0.65%) Automotive
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
12 4 (0.44%) Games
12 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.33%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (38.93%) .NET
2 187 (20.39%) ASP.NET
3 129 (14.07%) HTML
4 120 (13.09%) CSS
5 93 (10.14%) Web Services
6 84 (9.16%) .NET Core
7 83 (9.05%) .NET Framework
8 66 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 63 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (6.76%) REST
11 60 (6.54%) AngularJS
11 60 (6.54%) jQuery
12 49 (5.34%) Entity Framework
13 41 (4.47%) XML
14 40 (4.36%) HTML5
15 33 (3.60%) SOAP
16 30 (3.27%) MDX
17 24 (2.62%) Ajax
17 24 (2.62%) React
17 24 (2.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (3.27%) Hedge funds
4 27 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 26 (2.84%) Fixed Income
5 26 (2.84%) User Experience
6 24 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.53%) Clustering
8 14 (1.53%) Derivative
9 11 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.87%) Equities
11 7 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.76%) FMCG
11 7 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.65%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.45%) Windows
2 36 (3.93%) Linux
3 17 (1.85%) Unix
4 10 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.65%) Android
5 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.11%) MVS
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
2 268 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (21.16%) ETL
4 142 (15.49%) Analytics
5 130 (14.18%) MVC
6 124 (13.52%) Data Modelling
7 113 (12.32%) DevOps
8 82 (8.94%) Test Automation
9 79 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 79 (8.62%) Software Engineering
10 74 (8.07%) Performance Tuning
11 73 (7.96%) TDD
12 70 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (6.87%) Data Analytics
14 61 (6.65%) Web Development
15 58 (6.32%) Computer Science
16 55 (6.00%) Unit Testing
16 55 (6.00%) Visualisation
17 54 (5.89%) Migration
18 53 (5.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 881 (96.07%) SQL
2 384 (41.88%) C#
3 283 (30.86%) T-SQL
4 170 (18.54%) JavaScript
5 148 (16.14%) Python
6 116 (12.65%) Java
7 52 (5.67%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.58%) PowerShell
9 40 (4.36%) VB.NET
10 35 (3.82%) R
10 35 (3.82%) VB
11 31 (3.38%) PHP
11 31 (3.38%) VBA
12 28 (3.05%) C++
13 25 (2.73%) TypeScript
14 20 (2.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (1.53%) C
16 10 (1.09%) VB6
17 9 (0.98%) PHP 7
18 7 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (11.01%) Degree
2 30 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) MCPD
8 2 (0.22%) MCSA
8 2 (0.22%) MCSD
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.60%) QA
2 14 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.87%) GDPR
4 4 (0.44%) GxP
4 4 (0.44%) UCITS
5 3 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 53 (5.78%) Docker
2 12 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.44%) Control-M
3 3 (0.33%) MIIS
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) MOM
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 272 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 137 (14.94%) Oracle
3 62 (6.76%) Tableau
4 40 (4.36%) Google
5 35 (3.82%) IBM
6 33 (3.60%) SAP
7 22 (2.40%) Talend
8 19 (2.07%) Informatica
9 18 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.53%) Databricks
11 12 (1.31%) Hortonworks
12 11 (1.20%) Xamarin
13 10 (1.09%) Telerik
14 9 (0.98%) Cognos
15 8 (0.87%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.76%) MuleSoft
17 6 (0.65%) hybris
18 5 (0.55%) Intapp
18 5 (0.55%) Splunk
19 4 (0.44%) ESRI