Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 175 143
Rank change year-on-year -32 -32 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2,497 3,523 4,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 2.01% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.09% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,306 3,161 3,796
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 15 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 17 February 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 2,326 £47,500 +5.56% 441
UK excluding London -73 1,271 £42,000 -1.18% 297
London +31 1,189 £57,500 +4.55% 168
North of England -23 350 £40,000 - 100
South East -125 342 £45,000 - 73
North West -2 199 £41,000 +2.50% 54
Midlands -55 186 £40,000 - 52
East of England -6 147 £40,000 -8.05% 28
Yorkshire -23 118 £40,000 -4.76% 40
West Midlands -54 112 £40,000 - 30
South West -57 111 £40,000 +14.29% 20
Scotland +9 103 £42,500 +3.03% 14
East Midlands -15 73 £40,000 +3.90% 22
Wales +27 36 £35,000 - 7
North East +17 33 £47,500 +46.15% 6

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 2,314 (92.67%) SQL
2 1,624 (65.04%) SQL Server
3 1,248 (49.98%) C#
4 1,157 (46.34%) .NET
5 867 (34.72%) T-SQL
6 861 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 777 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
8 745 (29.84%) Microsoft
9 737 (29.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 695 (27.83%) Business Intelligence
11 674 (26.99%) Finance
12 569 (22.79%) JavaScript
13 560 (22.43%) ASP.NET
14 542 (21.71%) ETL
15 517 (20.70%) Data Warehouse
16 490 (19.62%) MVC
17 463 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 434 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 423 (16.94%) HTML
20 350 (14.02%) Oracle
21 344 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
22 327 (13.10%) CSS
23 308 (12.33%) Banking
24 264 (10.57%) Java
25 256 (10.25%) Software Engineering
26 253 (10.13%) Power BI
27 250 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
28 247 (9.89%) .NET Framework
29 239 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
30 228 (9.13%) 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 65 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
1 65 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.28%) CMS
3 30 (1.20%) IIS
4 25 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.80%) SAS
5 20 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 18 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.36%) WordPress
10 7 (0.28%) Apache
10 7 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.28%) Kentico
11 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.20%) Drupal
12 5 (0.20%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.20%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 176 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.72%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.080%) Revit
6 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.24%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.16%) Shopify
5 4 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.080%) FastStats
7 2 (0.080%) Magento
7 2 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.080%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 434 (17.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.24%) SaaS
4 32 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (1.08%) Office 365
6 20 (0.80%) GitHub
7 19 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
8 18 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.32%) IaaS
10 8 (0.32%) PaaS
11 7 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.16%) Trello
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.12%) Slack
15 2 (0.080%) npm
15 2 (0.080%) NuGet
16 1 (0.040%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.040%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.44%) Intranet
2 9 (0.36%) Internet
3 8 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (0.32%) Network Security
4 7 (0.28%) SMS
5 5 (0.20%) HTTP
5 5 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.20%) Skype
6 4 (0.16%) SSH
7 3 (0.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.12%) WAN
8 2 (0.080%) DHCP
8 2 (0.080%) DNS
8 2 (0.080%) LAN
8 2 (0.080%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,624 (65.04%) SQL Server
2 861 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 737 (29.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 517 (20.70%) Data Warehouse
5 463 (18.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 253 (10.13%) Power BI
7 227 (9.09%) Relational Database
8 171 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 159 (6.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 150 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 90 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 87 (3.48%) NoSQL
13 79 (3.16%) Oracle Database
14 77 (3.08%) OLAP
15 74 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
16 71 (2.84%) Big Data
16 71 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
17 70 (2.80%) MySQL
18 61 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
19 59 (2.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 182 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 154 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 133 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 59 (2.36%) JIRA
5 46 (1.84%) TeamCity
6 43 (1.72%) Subversion
7 34 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (1.20%) NUnit
9 29 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 27 (1.08%) Jenkins
11 24 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
12 19 (0.76%) MSTest
13 18 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
14 16 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.48%) Toad
16 11 (0.44%) JUnit
16 11 (0.44%) Maven
17 9 (0.36%) GitLab
18 7 (0.28%) Eclipse
19 6 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 674 (26.99%) Finance
2 308 (12.33%) Banking
3 88 (3.52%) Retail
4 87 (3.48%) Front Office
5 85 (3.40%) Marketing
6 60 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 46 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.20%) Back Office
11 28 (1.12%) Advertising
12 27 (1.08%) Law
13 23 (0.92%) Publishing
14 22 (0.88%) Legal
15 19 (0.76%) Games
16 15 (0.60%) Automotive
17 11 (0.44%) Electronics
18 8 (0.32%) Billing
18 8 (0.32%) Private Banking
19 5 (0.20%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,157 (46.34%) .NET
2 560 (22.43%) ASP.NET
3 423 (16.94%) HTML
4 327 (13.10%) CSS
5 250 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 247 (9.89%) .NET Framework
7 219 (8.77%) XML
8 214 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 203 (8.13%) AngularJS
10 202 (8.09%) jQuery
11 193 (7.73%) Entity Framework
12 187 (7.49%) Web Services
13 153 (6.13%) WCF
14 128 (5.13%) WPF
15 127 (5.09%) WinForms
16 111 (4.45%) React
17 89 (3.56%) JSON
18 87 (3.48%) HTML5
19 80 (3.20%) SOAP
20 79 (3.16%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 239 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (4.73%) Hedge funds
4 107 (4.29%) Equities
5 88 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 87 (3.48%) Data Structures
7 78 (3.12%) Fixed Income
8 75 (3.00%) Derivative
9 73 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
10 65 (2.60%) Algorithms
11 63 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
12 55 (2.20%) Fintech
13 34 (1.36%) Management Information System
14 33 (1.32%) Mobile App
15 29 (1.16%) User Experience
16 22 (0.88%) iSeries
16 22 (0.88%) Replication
17 21 (0.84%) Credit Risk
17 21 (0.84%) Reference Data
18 20 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 111 (4.45%) Windows
2 81 (3.24%) Linux
3 33 (1.32%) Unix
4 26 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.00%) Android
6 10 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.36%) Solaris
8 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.080%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.040%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (27.83%) Business Intelligence
3 542 (21.71%) ETL
4 490 (19.62%) MVC
5 344 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
6 256 (10.25%) Software Engineering
7 224 (8.97%) TDD
8 212 (8.49%) Web Development
9 203 (8.13%) SDLC
10 197 (7.89%) Scrum
11 181 (7.25%) Analytics
12 173 (6.93%) Test Automation
13 171 (6.85%) Unit Testing
14 163 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
15 153 (6.13%) Migration
16 142 (5.69%) Visualisation
17 139 (5.57%) Asset Management
18 125 (5.01%) Data Modelling
18 125 (5.01%) OO
19 115 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,314 (92.67%) SQL
2 1,248 (49.98%) C#
3 867 (34.72%) T-SQL
4 569 (22.79%) JavaScript
5 264 (10.57%) Java
6 198 (7.93%) PL/SQL
7 176 (7.05%) Python
8 163 (6.53%) VB.NET
9 101 (4.04%) VB
10 100 (4.00%) PHP
11 94 (3.76%) VBA
12 92 (3.68%) PowerShell
13 61 (2.44%) C++
14 52 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 38 (1.52%) C
16 32 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 31 (1.24%) R
18 22 (0.88%) RPG
19 20 (0.80%) Java 8
20 17 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 228 (9.13%) Degree
2 46 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 30 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.32%) PhD
6 4 (0.16%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.16%) MCPD
6 4 (0.16%) MCSE
7 3 (0.12%) CISSP
7 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.12%) MCP
7 3 (0.12%) MCTS
8 2 (0.080%) MCAD
8 2 (0.080%) MCSD
9 1 (0.040%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.040%) MCSA
9 1 (0.040%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.040%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.040%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.08%) QA
2 50 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.80%) GDPR
4 9 (0.36%) SLA
5 7 (0.28%) MiFID
6 4 (0.16%) EMIR
7 3 (0.12%) HL7
7 3 (0.12%) IFRS
7 3 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.080%) FATCA
8 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 34 (1.36%) Docker
2 8 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (0.60%) SQL Sentry
2 10 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.32%) Grafana
4 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.080%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.080%) SCCM
5 2 (0.080%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.040%) Ansible
Vendors
1 745 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 350 (14.02%) Oracle
3 140 (5.61%) Tableau
4 43 (1.72%) RedGate
5 36 (1.44%) Google
6 34 (1.36%) Talend
7 31 (1.24%) Cognos
8 25 (1.00%) Sitecore
9 24 (0.96%) SAP
10 20 (0.80%) Telerik
11 19 (0.76%) Xamarin
12 17 (0.68%) Adobe
12 17 (0.68%) Alteryx
12 17 (0.68%) IBM
13 16 (0.64%) Informatica
14 15 (0.60%) Bloomberg
15 14 (0.56%) Reuters
16 11 (0.44%) DevExpress
17 9 (0.36%) BT
17 9 (0.36%) JD Edwards