Period
to

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 597 347 272
Rank change year-on-year -250 -75 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 877 1,001 919
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.94% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.02% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 724 897 839
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £33,700
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +2.27%

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 165,427 98,024 75,095
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 85,195 70,332 61,127
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -216 802 £55,000 +10.00% 89
Work from Home -139 474 £52,500 +23.53% 42
UK excluding London -205 436 £50,000 +16.28% 57
London -191 374 £60,000 - 35
South East -99 152 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Midlands -68 98 £48,000 +20.00% 24
North of England -171 88 £47,500 +11.76% 12
West Midlands -24 82 £47,750 +12.35% 12
North West -138 59 £47,500 +7.95% 10
South West -51 53 £50,000 +25.00% 3
East of England -129 31 £54,000 +2.86% 7
Yorkshire -68 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Scotland -60 18 £50,000 +4.17% 2
East Midlands -80 16 £62,500 +60.77% 12
Wales -21 12 £50,000 +44.16% 1
North East -36 1 £45,000 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, SQL Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 815 (92.93%) SQL
2 583 (66.48%) SQL Server
3 338 (38.54%) C#
4 323 (36.83%) Azure
5 319 (36.37%) T-SQL
6 318 (36.26%) .NET
7 315 (35.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 311 (35.46%) Business Intelligence
9 285 (32.50%) Microsoft
10 248 (28.28%) Agile
11 236 (26.91%) Power Platform
12 231 (26.34%) Finance
12 231 (26.34%) Power BI
13 228 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 215 (24.52%) ETL
15 192 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
16 151 (17.22%) JavaScript
17 150 (17.10%) DevOps
18 140 (15.96%) .NET Core
19 126 (14.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 125 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
21 120 (13.68%) ASP.NET
21 120 (13.68%) .NET Framework
22 116 (13.23%) Windows
23 113 (12.88%) Data Modelling
24 99 (11.29%) Social Skills
25 97 (11.06%) MVC
26 91 (10.38%) Test Automation
27 89 (10.15%) Degree
27 89 (10.15%) 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 54 (6.16%) IIS
2 20 (2.28%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.11%) Apache
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.11%) Mendix
6 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Exstream
2 8 (0.91%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.23%) Relativity
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 323 (36.83%) Azure
2 236 (26.91%) Power Platform
3 88 (10.03%) Azure DevOps
4 80 (9.12%) AWS
5 73 (8.32%) Azure Data Factory
6 44 (5.02%) SaaS
7 22 (2.51%) PowerApps
8 15 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
8 15 (1.71%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 13 (1.48%) GitHub
10 12 (1.37%) Serverless
11 11 (1.25%) Snowflake
12 9 (1.03%) GCP
12 9 (1.03%) PaaS
13 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.80%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.80%) npm
14 6 (0.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.37%) Network Security
2 6 (0.68%) Internet
3 5 (0.57%) Multicast
3 5 (0.57%) Unicast
4 2 (0.23%) HTTP
4 2 (0.23%) LAN
4 2 (0.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (66.48%) SQL Server
2 315 (35.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (26.34%) Power BI
4 228 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 192 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
6 126 (14.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 59 (6.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 53 (6.04%) Relational Database
9 36 (4.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 32 (3.65%) Tableau
11 31 (3.53%) Data Lake
12 27 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (2.96%) MySQL
13 26 (2.96%) Oracle Database
14 24 (2.74%) Star Schema
15 23 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (2.51%) OLAP
17 20 (2.28%) NoSQL
18 18 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
18 18 (2.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 30 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 19 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
6 15 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.25%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.14%) JUnit
9 10 (1.14%) Selenium
10 7 (0.80%) JIRA
11 6 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.68%) Subversion
12 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.34%) GoogleTest
13 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
15 1 (0.11%) NUnit
General
1 231 (26.34%) Finance
2 99 (11.29%) Social Skills
3 86 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (9.69%) Banking
5 38 (4.33%) Retail
6 28 (3.19%) Local Government
7 26 (2.96%) French Language
8 20 (2.28%) Advertising
8 20 (2.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.05%) Law
11 17 (1.94%) Automotive
12 16 (1.82%) Marketing
13 14 (1.60%) Publishing
14 12 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
15 10 (1.14%) Front Office
16 9 (1.03%) Legal
16 9 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
17 6 (0.68%) Back Office
17 6 (0.68%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (36.26%) .NET
2 140 (15.96%) .NET Core
3 120 (13.68%) .NET Framework
3 120 (13.68%) ASP.NET
4 74 (8.44%) XML
5 65 (7.41%) CSS
6 60 (6.84%) AngularJS
7 55 (6.27%) REST
8 54 (6.16%) HTML
8 54 (6.16%) Web Services
9 48 (5.47%) Entity Framework
10 46 (5.25%) React
11 32 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (3.31%) jQuery
13 24 (2.74%) SOAP
14 22 (2.51%) WCF
15 20 (2.28%) HTML5
16 19 (2.17%) Node.js
16 19 (2.17%) WPF
17 18 (2.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 27 (3.08%) Virtual Team
3 26 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.62%) FMCG
5 21 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.28%) SWIFT
7 17 (1.94%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.71%) Legacy Systems
9 12 (1.37%) User Experience
10 11 (1.25%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.14%) NHS
11 10 (1.14%) Replication
12 9 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.68%) IoT
14 5 (0.57%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.46%) Educational Technology
15 4 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.46%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.23%) Windows
2 26 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
3 14 (1.60%) Linux
4 13 (1.48%) Android
5 8 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.34%) Unix
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (35.46%) Business Intelligence
2 248 (28.28%) Agile
3 215 (24.52%) ETL
4 150 (17.10%) DevOps
5 125 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (12.88%) Data Modelling
7 97 (11.06%) MVC
8 91 (10.38%) Test Automation
9 89 (10.15%) Full Stack Development
10 87 (9.92%) Analytics
11 82 (9.35%) Scrum
12 71 (8.10%) Computer Science
13 61 (6.96%) Microservices
14 60 (6.84%) Migration
15 58 (6.61%) OO
16 57 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (6.50%) Software Engineering
17 55 (6.27%) Visualisation
18 53 (6.04%) Requirements Gathering
19 51 (5.82%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 815 (92.93%) SQL
2 338 (38.54%) C#
3 319 (36.37%) T-SQL
4 151 (17.22%) JavaScript
5 89 (10.15%) Python
6 63 (7.18%) Java
7 60 (6.84%) PL/SQL
8 39 (4.45%) C++
9 37 (4.22%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 23 (2.62%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 11 (1.25%) VBA
12 11 (1.25%) XPath
13 8 (0.91%) PHP
13 8 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.80%) VB
15 6 (0.68%) C
15 6 (0.68%) R
16 3 (0.34%) Julia
Qualifications
1 89 (10.15%) Degree
2 45 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.60%) GDPR
3 5 (0.57%) QA
4 3 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (1.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (0.80%) Terraform
2 4 (0.46%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 285 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.87%) Oracle
3 20 (2.28%) Sophos
4 18 (2.05%) Informatica
4 18 (2.05%) SAP
5 17 (1.94%) Cognos
5 17 (1.94%) Databricks
6 14 (1.60%) Google
7 13 (1.48%) Anaplan
7 13 (1.48%) DocuSign
8 12 (1.37%) RedGate
9 9 (1.03%) Actuate
9 9 (1.03%) Brio
10 8 (0.91%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.80%) OpenText
12 6 (0.68%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.46%) Alteryx
13 4 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.46%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.46%) Vermilion