Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 258 212 181
Rank change year-on-year -46 -31 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,463 2,423 3,500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.64% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.71% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,397 2,340 3,291
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 18 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 2 April 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 -43 1,375 £48,000 -2.04% 153
UK excluding London -35 740 £45,000 +5.88% 98
London -42 703 £55,000 -7.17% 58
East of England +88 195 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South East -40 194 £43,500 -3.33% 24
North of England -63 127 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Midlands -11 107 £45,000 +12.50% 26
North West -42 86 £45,000 +7.14% 22
West Midlands +7 76 £43,750 +9.38% 20
Work from Home -11 74 £45,000 -10.00% 11
South West -9 48 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire -21 39 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East Midlands -7 31 £46,750 +16.88% 6
Scotland -15 30 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Wales -13 22 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Northern Ireland - 16 £55,000 -
North East -27 2 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 1,388 (94.87%) SQL
2 932 (63.70%) SQL Server
3 672 (45.93%) C#
4 597 (40.81%) .NET
5 485 (33.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 454 (31.03%) T-SQL
7 450 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
8 389 (26.59%) Microsoft
9 364 (24.88%) Finance
10 349 (23.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 334 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
12 312 (21.33%) ETL
13 306 (20.92%) JavaScript
14 301 (20.57%) ASP.NET
15 300 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
16 265 (18.11%) Azure
17 239 (16.34%) HTML
18 217 (14.83%) CSS
19 206 (14.08%) MVC
20 196 (13.40%) Python
21 184 (12.58%) Degree
22 175 (11.96%) Power BI
22 175 (11.96%) Power Platform
23 171 (11.69%) Oracle
24 170 (11.62%) Analytics
25 164 (11.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 157 (10.73%) Web Services
27 140 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
28 139 (9.50%) Java
28 139 (9.50%) .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 33 (2.26%) IIS
1 33 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.37%) Confluence
4 10 (0.68%) CMS
5 7 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.41%) TPMS
7 5 (0.34%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.34%) SAS
8 4 (0.27%) Mendix
8 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 67 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.068%) Revit
4 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.34%) RiskWrite
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.27%) StreamServe
5 3 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.14%) iTrent
6 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.068%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 265 (18.11%) Azure
2 175 (11.96%) Power Platform
3 114 (7.79%) AWS
4 31 (2.12%) SaaS
5 27 (1.85%) GitHub
6 24 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 21 (1.44%) GCP
8 15 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.03%) Serverless
9 12 (0.82%) PaaS
10 11 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.55%) NuGet
14 7 (0.48%) AWS Fargate
15 6 (0.41%) CloudBees
15 6 (0.41%) npm
15 6 (0.41%) Office 365
16 4 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.68%) Internet
1 10 (0.68%) RTP
2 5 (0.34%) HTTP
2 5 (0.34%) Intranet
3 2 (0.14%) DHCP
3 2 (0.14%) DNS
3 2 (0.14%) VPN
4 1 (0.068%) FTP
4 1 (0.068%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.068%) RFID
4 1 (0.068%) Skype
4 1 (0.068%) SMS
4 1 (0.068%) SMTP
4 1 (0.068%) SSH
4 1 (0.068%) SSL
4 1 (0.068%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 932 (63.70%) SQL Server
2 485 (33.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (23.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 300 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
5 175 (11.96%) Power BI
6 164 (11.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 89 (6.08%) Relational Database
8 78 (5.33%) Data Lake
9 72 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 65 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
11 64 (4.37%) MySQL
12 60 (4.10%) Big Data
13 58 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
14 48 (3.28%) Oracle Database
14 48 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 48 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 46 (3.14%) NoSQL
16 42 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 40 (2.73%) OLTP
17 40 (2.73%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 104 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.29%) Visual Studio
3 73 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (3.28%) JIRA
5 26 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
6 24 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.64%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 19 (1.30%) RStudio
8 17 (1.16%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.89%) NUnit
10 13 (0.89%) PHPUnit
11 12 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 12 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.82%) Selenium
12 11 (0.75%) Cypress.io
12 11 (0.75%) Subversion
13 10 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 364 (24.88%) Finance
2 55 (3.76%) Banking
3 39 (2.67%) Retail
4 35 (2.39%) Front Office
5 31 (2.12%) Law
6 27 (1.85%) Marketing
7 24 (1.64%) Public Sector
8 22 (1.50%) Back Office
9 18 (1.23%) Publishing
10 13 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.82%) Legal
12 11 (0.75%) Housing Association
13 9 (0.62%) Games
14 8 (0.55%) Advertising
14 8 (0.55%) Billing
15 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.34%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (40.81%) .NET
2 301 (20.57%) ASP.NET
3 239 (16.34%) HTML
4 217 (14.83%) CSS
5 157 (10.73%) Web Services
6 139 (9.50%) .NET Framework
7 119 (8.13%) AngularJS
8 115 (7.86%) .NET Core
9 114 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 108 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 100 (6.84%) jQuery
12 90 (6.15%) REST
13 74 (5.06%) Entity Framework
14 70 (4.78%) HTML5
15 65 (4.44%) XML
16 51 (3.49%) React
17 42 (2.87%) SOAP
18 39 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 36 (2.46%) Node.js
19 36 (2.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 36 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 25 (1.71%) Derivative
8 23 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 22 (1.50%) Equities
9 22 (1.50%) User Experience
10 16 (1.09%) Blog
10 16 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.68%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.62%) Social Media
15 7 (0.48%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.48%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.48%) FMCG
15 7 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 77 (5.26%) Windows
2 44 (3.01%) Linux
3 23 (1.57%) Unix
3 23 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.30%) Android
5 16 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.14%) Solaris
8 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.068%) MVS
9 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (30.76%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
3 312 (21.33%) ETL
4 206 (14.08%) MVC
5 170 (11.62%) Analytics
6 140 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
7 131 (8.95%) DevOps
7 131 (8.95%) Migration
8 128 (8.75%) Software Engineering
9 126 (8.61%) Data Modelling
10 112 (7.66%) Computer Science
11 95 (6.49%) Scrum
12 90 (6.15%) TDD
13 88 (6.02%) SDLC
14 82 (5.60%) Test Automation
15 80 (5.47%) Web Development
16 79 (5.40%) Performance Tuning
17 75 (5.13%) Asset Management
17 75 (5.13%) Visualisation
18 70 (4.78%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,388 (94.87%) SQL
2 672 (45.93%) C#
3 454 (31.03%) T-SQL
4 306 (20.92%) JavaScript
5 196 (13.40%) Python
6 139 (9.50%) Java
7 93 (6.36%) PL/SQL
8 76 (5.19%) VBA
9 65 (4.44%) VB.NET
10 60 (4.10%) PHP
11 59 (4.03%) C++
11 59 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 51 (3.49%) VB
13 49 (3.35%) R
14 37 (2.53%) TypeScript
15 24 (1.64%) C
15 24 (1.64%) VB6
16 20 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 16 (1.09%) VBScript
18 14 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 184 (12.58%) Degree
2 59 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
4 24 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.21%) MCSA
7 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.14%) MCSD
8 1 (0.068%) MCPD
8 1 (0.068%) MCSE
8 1 (0.068%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.78%) QA
2 17 (1.16%) GDPR
3 15 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.41%) GxP
5 2 (0.14%) MiFID
5 2 (0.14%) PMO
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) UCITS
6 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.068%) EMIR
6 1 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 52 (3.55%) Docker
2 12 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.068%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.34%) MIIS
3 4 (0.27%) Control-M
4 3 (0.21%) MOM
5 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.068%) Rancher
Vendors
1 389 (26.59%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.69%) Oracle
3 130 (8.89%) Tableau
4 30 (2.05%) IBM
5 28 (1.91%) RedGate
6 27 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.85%) SAP
7 26 (1.78%) Talend
8 25 (1.71%) Google
9 24 (1.64%) Xamarin
10 16 (1.09%) Cognos
10 16 (1.09%) Informatica
11 10 (0.68%) IFS
12 9 (0.62%) Databricks
13 7 (0.48%) Infragistics
13 7 (0.48%) Intapp
13 7 (0.48%) Logi
13 7 (0.48%) Logi Analytics
13 7 (0.48%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.41%) hybris