Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 212 176
Rank change year-on-year -31 -36 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,617 2,518 3,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.67% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.74% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,458 2,326 3,142
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 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 18 February 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 -30 1,518 £48,000 +1.05% 288
UK excluding London -42 820 £42,500 +1.19% 178
London -39 773 £57,000 +1.79% 121
South East -24 216 £43,500 -3.33% 58
East of England +84 201 £47,500 +18.75% 28
North of England -64 161 £40,000 - 47
Midlands -33 106 £42,500 +6.25% 27
North West -50 97 £42,500 +3.66% 30
West Midlands +1 80 £41,000 +2.50% 17
South West -24 62 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire -28 61 £40,000 - 16
Scotland -29 36 £43,750 +2.94% 4
East Midlands -24 26 £43,750 +9.38% 10
Wales -8 23 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Northern Ireland - 17 £57,500 - 2
North East -19 3 £33,250 -30.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,528 (94.50%) SQL
2 1,035 (64.01%) SQL Server
3 744 (46.01%) C#
4 671 (41.50%) .NET
5 540 (33.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 507 (31.35%) T-SQL
7 496 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
8 422 (26.10%) Microsoft
9 399 (24.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 395 (24.43%) Finance
11 372 (23.01%) Business Intelligence
12 349 (21.58%) ETL
13 342 (21.15%) JavaScript
14 340 (21.03%) Data Warehouse
15 316 (19.54%) ASP.NET
16 294 (18.18%) Azure
17 263 (16.26%) HTML
18 235 (14.53%) CSS
19 229 (14.16%) MVC
20 212 (13.11%) Python
21 191 (11.81%) Power BI
21 191 (11.81%) Degree
21 191 (11.81%) Power Platform
22 188 (11.63%) Analytics
23 186 (11.50%) Oracle
24 180 (11.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 162 (10.02%) Web Services
25 162 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
26 149 (9.21%) Migration
26 149 (9.21%) Tableau

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 39 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.86%) IIS
3 18 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.05%) CMS
5 15 (0.93%) Confluence
6 9 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (0.49%) SAS
7 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.37%) TPMS
9 5 (0.31%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.19%) Apache
10 3 (0.19%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.19%) Tornado
10 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.12%) Mendix
11 2 (0.12%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 78 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.062%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.37%) Raiser's Edge
3 6 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.31%) RiskWrite
4 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) Magento
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.12%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 294 (18.18%) Azure
2 191 (11.81%) Power Platform
3 104 (6.43%) AWS
4 34 (2.10%) SaaS
5 27 (1.67%) GitHub
6 26 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 22 (1.36%) GCP
8 14 (0.87%) PaaS
9 13 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (0.80%) Serverless
10 12 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.49%) AWS Fargate
12 8 (0.49%) NuGet
13 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.37%) npm
15 5 (0.31%) CloudBees
15 5 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.25%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.56%) HTTP
2 8 (0.49%) Internet
2 8 (0.49%) RTP
3 5 (0.31%) HTTPS
3 5 (0.31%) Intranet
3 5 (0.31%) SSH
3 5 (0.31%) SSL
4 3 (0.19%) DHCP
4 3 (0.19%) DNS
4 3 (0.19%) VPN
5 2 (0.12%) RFID
6 1 (0.062%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.062%) Firewall
6 1 (0.062%) FTP
6 1 (0.062%) LAN
6 1 (0.062%) Network Security
6 1 (0.062%) SMTP
6 1 (0.062%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.062%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,035 (64.01%) SQL Server
2 540 (33.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 399 (24.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 340 (21.03%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (11.81%) Power BI
6 180 (11.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 91 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 80 (4.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 75 (4.64%) Data Lake
10 65 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
11 61 (3.77%) MySQL
12 59 (3.65%) NoSQL
12 59 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 57 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 56 (3.46%) Big Data
15 48 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (2.91%) Oracle Database
17 46 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
18 45 (2.78%) SQL Server 2017
19 41 (2.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 112 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 104 (6.43%) Visual Studio
3 81 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (3.77%) JIRA
5 24 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 21 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
8 20 (1.24%) RStudio
9 18 (1.11%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (0.87%) Selenium
11 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.68%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.62%) Subversion
15 9 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.56%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.49%) NUnit
16 8 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 395 (24.43%) Finance
2 65 (4.02%) Banking
3 61 (3.77%) Retail
4 44 (2.72%) Marketing
5 33 (2.04%) Front Office
6 29 (1.79%) Back Office
7 28 (1.73%) Public Sector
8 25 (1.55%) Law
9 19 (1.18%) Legal
10 18 (1.11%) Publishing
11 16 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.87%) Billing
12 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.80%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.74%) Housing Association
15 10 (0.62%) Games
16 7 (0.43%) Advertising
17 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 671 (41.50%) .NET
2 316 (19.54%) ASP.NET
3 263 (16.26%) HTML
4 235 (14.53%) CSS
5 162 (10.02%) Web Services
6 134 (8.29%) .NET Framework
7 127 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 125 (7.73%) .NET Core
8 125 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 118 (7.30%) AngularJS
10 114 (7.05%) jQuery
11 92 (5.69%) REST
12 85 (5.26%) Entity Framework
13 78 (4.82%) HTML5
14 71 (4.39%) XML
15 55 (3.40%) React
16 46 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 40 (2.47%) SOAP
18 37 (2.29%) Node.js
19 36 (2.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (2.60%) Fixed Income
4 36 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 25 (1.55%) Derivative
8 24 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 24 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.48%) Equities
9 20 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.11%) Blog
11 15 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.93%) User Experience
12 11 (0.68%) NHS
13 10 (0.62%) Online Gambling
13 10 (0.62%) Replication
13 10 (0.62%) Social Media
14 9 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 82 (5.07%) Windows
2 48 (2.97%) Linux
3 29 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (1.55%) Unix
5 16 (0.99%) Android
6 13 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Solaris
10 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (23.01%) Business Intelligence
3 349 (21.58%) ETL
4 229 (14.16%) MVC
5 188 (11.63%) Analytics
6 162 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
7 149 (9.21%) Migration
8 133 (8.23%) Computer Science
9 127 (7.85%) Data Modelling
9 127 (7.85%) DevOps
10 124 (7.67%) Software Engineering
11 114 (7.05%) Scrum
12 97 (6.00%) SDLC
13 87 (5.38%) Mathematics
14 86 (5.32%) TDD
14 86 (5.32%) Web Development
15 84 (5.19%) Visualisation
16 81 (5.01%) Data Analytics
17 79 (4.89%) Asset Management
18 74 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1,528 (94.50%) SQL
2 744 (46.01%) C#
3 507 (31.35%) T-SQL
4 342 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 212 (13.11%) Python
6 139 (8.60%) Java
7 103 (6.37%) PL/SQL
8 95 (5.88%) VBA
9 87 (5.38%) VB.NET
10 63 (3.90%) PHP
11 62 (3.83%) PowerShell
12 59 (3.65%) C++
13 54 (3.34%) VB
14 49 (3.03%) R
15 34 (2.10%) TypeScript
16 29 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 25 (1.55%) VB6
18 22 (1.36%) C
19 16 (0.99%) Java 8
19 16 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 191 (11.81%) Degree
2 64 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
4 24 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.31%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.25%) MCSE
8 3 (0.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.062%) HND
9 1 (0.062%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.062%) MCITP
9 1 (0.062%) MCSD
9 1 (0.062%) MCTS
9 1 (0.062%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.23%) QA
2 21 (1.30%) GDPR
3 19 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.37%) MiFID
5 5 (0.31%) GxP
6 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.19%) EMIR
6 3 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 2 (0.12%) UCITS
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (2.91%) Docker
2 13 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.31%) Control-M
3 3 (0.19%) Ansible
3 3 (0.19%) MIIS
4 2 (0.12%) MOM
5 1 (0.062%) Automic
5 1 (0.062%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.062%) Grafana
5 1 (0.062%) Rancher
5 1 (0.062%) Terraform
Vendors
1 422 (26.10%) Microsoft
2 186 (11.50%) Oracle
3 149 (9.21%) Tableau
4 33 (2.04%) RedGate
5 31 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.79%) Google
7 27 (1.67%) Xamarin
8 26 (1.61%) IBM
9 24 (1.48%) Talend
10 20 (1.24%) SAP
11 18 (1.11%) Cognos
12 17 (1.05%) IFS
13 14 (0.87%) Informatica
14 13 (0.80%) Databricks
14 13 (0.80%) Logi
14 13 (0.80%) Logi Analytics
15 7 (0.43%) Infragistics
16 6 (0.37%) Hortonworks
16 6 (0.37%) Intapp
16 6 (0.37%) Teradata