Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 148 103
Rank change year-on-year -32 -45 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 3,343 4,222 5,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 2.38% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.47% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,028 3,818 5,430
UK median annual salary £47,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.62% -1.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 167,987 170,855 196,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,960 139,529 164,954
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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 -31 3,175 £47,500 +5.56% 453
UK excluding London -58 1,896 £42,500 +6.25% 290
London -14 1,357 £55,000 - 185
South East -22 692 £45,000 +5.26% 79
North of England -71 467 £40,000 - 93
Midlands -77 270 £40,000 - 49
North West -75 259 £40,500 +8.00% 62
East of England -9 230 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Yorkshire -39 183 £40,000 - 25
South West -24 161 £39,500 +9.72% 27
West Midlands -78 152 £40,000 - 23
East Midlands -33 118 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Scotland -106 45 £37,500 - 13
Wales +11 30 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East -23 25 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland -6 1 £32,500 - 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 3,085 (92.28%) SQL
2 2,197 (65.72%) SQL Server
3 1,633 (48.85%) .NET
4 1,620 (48.46%) C#
5 1,222 (36.55%) T-SQL
6 1,203 (35.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1,088 (32.55%) Microsoft
8 1,085 (32.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1,006 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
10 997 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
11 890 (26.62%) Finance
12 833 (24.92%) JavaScript
13 780 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
14 748 (22.38%) ASP.NET
15 703 (21.03%) MVC
16 694 (20.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 668 (19.98%) HTML
18 606 (18.13%) ETL
19 537 (16.06%) CSS
20 392 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
21 374 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
22 361 (10.80%) Power BI
23 358 (10.71%) .NET Framework
24 344 (10.29%) Java
25 341 (10.20%) Oracle
26 311 (9.30%) jQuery
27 304 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
28 298 (8.91%) TDD
29 296 (8.85%) Degree
30 292 (8.73%) AngularJS

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 83 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.82%) IIS
3 42 (1.26%) Apache
4 37 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 31 (0.93%) CMS
6 24 (0.72%) Confluence
7 22 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (0.63%) Umbraco
9 20 (0.60%) NServiceBus
10 18 (0.54%) EPiServer
11 17 (0.51%) SAS
11 17 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.48%) JBoss
12 16 (0.48%) Jetty
13 15 (0.45%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.45%) Mule
13 15 (0.45%) Mule ESB
14 13 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 218 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 14 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.090%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.090%) Revit
9 2 (0.060%) SPSS
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.27%) MetaTrader
6 5 (0.15%) FastStats
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.090%) Concordance
8 3 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.090%) Relativity
8 3 (0.090%) Ringtail
8 3 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.060%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 304 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (2.39%) SaaS
4 53 (1.59%) GitHub
5 23 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (0.54%) PaaS
7 15 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.42%) IaaS
9 13 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.24%) Office 365
11 7 (0.21%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.15%) Heroku
13 4 (0.12%) Serverless
14 2 (0.060%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.060%) NuGet
14 2 (0.060%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.060%) Trello
15 1 (0.030%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.030%) Data Lake Analytics
15 1 (0.030%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.59%) SMS
2 32 (0.96%) Internet
3 24 (0.72%) HTTP
4 22 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.48%) SMPP
6 9 (0.27%) Intranet
7 6 (0.18%) Firewall
8 5 (0.15%) DNS
9 2 (0.060%) SSL
10 1 (0.030%) Extranet
10 1 (0.030%) FTP
10 1 (0.030%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.030%) Network Security
10 1 (0.030%) RTP
10 1 (0.030%) SAN
10 1 (0.030%) WebEx
10 1 (0.030%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.030%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,197 (65.72%) SQL Server
2 1,203 (35.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,085 (32.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 780 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
5 694 (20.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 361 (10.80%) Power BI
7 274 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 249 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 245 (7.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 209 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 196 (5.86%) Relational Database
12 164 (4.91%) MySQL
13 141 (4.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 126 (3.77%) NoSQL
15 115 (3.44%) Big Data
16 97 (2.90%) Oracle Database
17 91 (2.72%) OLAP
18 88 (2.63%) MongoDB
19 79 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
20 60 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 282 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 267 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 265 (7.93%) Visual Studio
4 110 (3.29%) JIRA
5 91 (2.72%) Subversion
6 68 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 64 (1.91%) NUnit
8 61 (1.82%) Jenkins
9 51 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 47 (1.41%) Maven
11 45 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 42 (1.26%) JUnit
13 31 (0.93%) TeamCity
14 29 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 29 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
15 28 (0.84%) MSTest
16 21 (0.63%) Selenium
17 20 (0.60%) TestNG
18 17 (0.51%) NetBeans
19 16 (0.48%) Hamcrest
General
1 890 (26.62%) Finance
2 262 (7.84%) Banking
3 145 (4.34%) Retail
4 126 (3.77%) Marketing
5 118 (3.53%) Advertising
6 68 (2.03%) Legal
7 60 (1.79%) Games
8 56 (1.68%) Front Office
9 48 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 45 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.20%) Law
12 35 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 33 (0.99%) Back Office
14 30 (0.90%) Electronics
15 15 (0.45%) Automotive
16 12 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.12%) Billing
18 4 (0.12%) Retail Finance
19 3 (0.090%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,633 (48.85%) .NET
2 748 (22.38%) ASP.NET
3 668 (19.98%) HTML
4 537 (16.06%) CSS
5 374 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 358 (10.71%) .NET Framework
7 311 (9.30%) jQuery
8 292 (8.73%) AngularJS
9 271 (8.11%) Web Services
10 260 (7.78%) XML
11 239 (7.15%) WCF
12 222 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 220 (6.58%) Entity Framework
14 180 (5.38%) WPF
15 148 (4.43%) WinForms
16 143 (4.28%) SOAP
17 139 (4.16%) REST
18 132 (3.95%) HTML5
19 118 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 111 (3.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 240 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (5.86%) Computer Science
3 130 (3.89%) Fintech
4 125 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 67 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.73%) User Experience
9 57 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 51 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 46 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 41 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 32 (0.96%) Equities
14 30 (0.90%) NHS
15 24 (0.72%) Replication
16 22 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 22 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.60%) Fixed Income
18 19 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 251 (7.51%) Windows
2 154 (4.61%) Linux
3 62 (1.85%) Unix
4 46 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 41 (1.23%) Android
6 28 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.42%) Solaris
8 13 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.30%) VMS
10 7 (0.21%) AIX
11 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.090%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.060%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.030%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.030%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,006 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 997 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
3 703 (21.03%) MVC
4 606 (18.13%) ETL
5 392 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
6 298 (8.91%) TDD
7 275 (8.23%) Software Engineering
8 269 (8.05%) Scrum
9 252 (7.54%) SDLC
10 244 (7.30%) Unit Testing
11 238 (7.12%) Data Modelling
12 230 (6.88%) OO
13 228 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
14 220 (6.58%) Web Development
15 213 (6.37%) Analytics
16 170 (5.09%) Migration
17 163 (4.88%) Test Automation
17 163 (4.88%) Visualisation
18 144 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
19 129 (3.86%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3,085 (92.28%) SQL
2 1,620 (48.46%) C#
3 1,222 (36.55%) T-SQL
4 833 (24.92%) JavaScript
5 344 (10.29%) Java
6 224 (6.70%) PL/SQL
7 188 (5.62%) VB.NET
8 159 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 142 (4.25%) Python
10 132 (3.95%) VB
11 131 (3.92%) VBA
12 62 (1.85%) C++
13 58 (1.73%) PHP
14 57 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 45 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 43 (1.29%) C
17 36 (1.08%) Shell Script
18 34 (1.02%) Ruby
19 33 (0.99%) R
20 30 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 296 (8.85%) Degree
2 86 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (0.96%) MCP
4 32 (0.96%) MCPD
5 25 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.30%) DBS Check
8 10 (0.30%) MCSE
9 8 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.18%) MCSA
11 6 (0.18%) PhD
12 4 (0.12%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.090%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.060%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.69%) QA
2 41 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.69%) GDPR
4 12 (0.36%) SLA
5 9 (0.27%) MiFID
6 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.060%) Basel III
7 2 (0.060%) EMIR
7 2 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.030%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.030%) FATCA
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.030%) PMO
8 1 (0.030%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (1.38%) Docker
2 17 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.18%) Firmware
4 2 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.030%) HDFS
5 1 (0.030%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 16 (0.48%) Ansible
3 10 (0.30%) Control-M
4 7 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.15%) Puppet
6 4 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.060%) Endace
7 2 (0.060%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.060%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.060%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.030%) Automic
8 1 (0.030%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.030%) Kibana
8 1 (0.030%) logstash
8 1 (0.030%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,088 (32.55%) Microsoft
2 341 (10.20%) Oracle
3 147 (4.40%) Tableau
4 68 (2.03%) SAP
5 51 (1.53%) Xamarin
6 46 (1.38%) Cognos
7 34 (1.02%) Google
8 29 (0.87%) Talend
9 28 (0.84%) RedGate
10 27 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
12 19 (0.57%) Telerik
13 18 (0.54%) Vertica
14 17 (0.51%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.42%) Informatica
15 14 (0.42%) Sybase
16 13 (0.39%) Atlassian
16 13 (0.39%) DevExpress
17 12 (0.36%) Anaplan
17 12 (0.36%) WorldPay