The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Developer
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 97 92
Rank change year-on-year -40 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2106 3056 3536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.93% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 3.04% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1913 2723 3181
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 2005 £44,000 -2.22% 273
London -54 731 £57,500 +9.52% 110
South East -11 407 £42,500 +2.40% 47
North West +6 227 £37,500 - 34
West Midlands +25 175 £40,000 +9.58% 22
City of London +8 164 £57,500 +9.52% 31
Manchester +6 153 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire -43 149 £40,000 +6.66% 23
East of England +2 129 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Yorkshire -37 106 £42,500 +6.25% 10
South West -14 93 £35,000 -6.04% 12
East Midlands -3 87 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Hampshire -20 71 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Scotland +16 68 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Berkshire -22 62 £45,000 +8.43% 5
Birmingham +37 59 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Sussex +22 58 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Oxfordshire +40 57 £37,500 -2.59% 15
Hertfordshire +16 55 £44,000 +8.64% 2
Leeds -45 53 £42,500 +12.58% 5
Surrey -14 52 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 50 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Kent +22 49 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Glasgow +15 40 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Staffordshire +16 39 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Essex -2 38 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cheshire -22 34 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Leicestershire -1 32 £37,500 +5.63% 3
Milton Keynes +2 30 £40,000 -10.11% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 28 £37,500 +3.44% 4

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, SQL Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 3696 (92.19%) SQL
2 2729 (68.07%) SQL Server
3 1916 (47.79%) .NET
4 1908 (47.59%) C#
5 1388 (34.62%) T-SQL
6 1359 (33.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1273 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
8 1209 (30.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1121 (27.96%) Finance
10 1112 (27.74%) JavaScript
11 1063 (26.52%) Microsoft
12 1060 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
13 1029 (25.67%) ASP.NET
14 1000 (24.94%) HTML
15 954 (23.80%) MVC
16 838 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
17 799 (19.93%) CSS
18 782 (19.51%) ETL
19 763 (19.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 517 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
21 510 (12.72%) jQuery
22 468 (11.67%) Degree
23 454 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
24 451 (11.25%) Java
25 446 (11.12%) SQL Server 2008
26 436 (10.88%) AngularJS
27 432 (10.78%) Banking
28 425 (10.60%) .NET Framework
29 424 (10.58%) Oracle
30 398 (9.93%) Scrum

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
1 113 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 79 (1.97%) IIS
3 60 (1.50%) CMS
4 39 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (0.85%) SAS
6 34 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 32 (0.80%) Confluence
8 31 (0.77%) Apache
9 29 (0.72%) Drupal
10 27 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.60%) JBoss
13 23 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.57%) WordPress
14 22 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 20 (0.50%) MQSeries
16 12 (0.30%) nginx
16 12 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 247 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.12%) FastStats
6 5 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.100%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.100%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 4 (0.100%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.075%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.075%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.075%) StreamServe
8 3 (0.075%) Unica
9 2 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 221 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (1.75%) SaaS
4 21 (0.52%) GitHub
5 18 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.40%) Office 365
7 12 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.25%) Google Play
9 7 (0.17%) Asana
9 7 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.100%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.075%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.075%) Trello
12 1 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.025%) Boomi
12 1 (0.025%) G Suite
12 1 (0.025%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.10%) Internet
2 35 (0.87%) Intranet
3 17 (0.42%) HTTP
4 6 (0.15%) DNS
5 5 (0.12%) FTP
5 5 (0.12%) SSL
5 5 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.100%) Firewall
6 4 (0.100%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.075%) SMTP
8 2 (0.050%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.050%) LAN
8 2 (0.050%) Multicast
8 2 (0.050%) Wireless
9 1 (0.025%) ATM
9 1 (0.025%) Extranet
9 1 (0.025%) Skype
9 1 (0.025%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2729 (68.07%) SQL Server
2 1359 (33.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1209 (30.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 838 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
5 763 (19.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 454 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 446 (11.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 312 (7.78%) Relational Database
9 294 (7.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 222 (5.54%) MySQL
11 194 (4.84%) Power BI
12 157 (3.92%) Big Data
13 147 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
14 133 (3.32%) NoSQL
15 127 (3.17%) Oracle Database
16 122 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
17 113 (2.82%) RDBMS
18 110 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 108 (2.69%) QlikView
20 103 (2.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 287 (7.16%) Visual Studio
2 276 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 236 (5.89%) Git (software)
4 169 (4.22%) Subversion
5 124 (3.09%) JIRA
6 77 (1.92%) NUnit
7 74 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 54 (1.35%) Selenium
9 53 (1.32%) Maven
9 53 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 42 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
11 41 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 38 (0.95%) MSTest
13 29 (0.72%) Bitbucket
14 28 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
14 28 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 28 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
15 25 (0.62%) Bugzilla
15 25 (0.62%) JUnit
15 25 (0.62%) Trac
General
1 1121 (27.96%) Finance
2 432 (10.78%) Banking
3 162 (4.04%) Retail
4 129 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 127 (3.17%) Marketing
6 81 (2.02%) Legal
7 78 (1.95%) Back Office
8 57 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.20%) Front Office
10 43 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.75%) Electronics
12 29 (0.72%) Advertising
12 29 (0.72%) Games
13 25 (0.62%) Law
14 17 (0.42%) Publishing
15 11 (0.27%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.20%) Military
18 7 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1916 (47.79%) .NET
2 1029 (25.67%) ASP.NET
3 1000 (24.94%) HTML
4 799 (19.93%) CSS
5 517 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 510 (12.72%) jQuery
7 436 (10.88%) AngularJS
8 425 (10.60%) .NET Framework
9 370 (9.23%) Web Services
9 370 (9.23%) XML
10 361 (9.00%) WCF
11 311 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 289 (7.21%) WPF
13 254 (6.34%) HTML5
14 215 (5.36%) Entity Framework
15 170 (4.24%) WinForms
16 159 (3.97%) Ajax
17 154 (3.84%) Spring
18 135 (3.37%) REST
18 135 (3.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 270 (6.73%) Computer Science
2 234 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
4 120 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 85 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 75 (1.87%) iPad
7 74 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 71 (1.77%) Fintech
9 64 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 64 (1.60%) Replication
10 54 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (1.17%) User Experience
12 43 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 42 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 39 (0.97%) Clustering
15 38 (0.95%) Fixed Income
16 36 (0.90%) Equities
16 36 (0.90%) NHS
17 35 (0.87%) SWIFT
17 35 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 299 (7.46%) Windows
2 140 (3.49%) Linux
3 89 (2.22%) Android
4 79 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.55%) Unix
6 55 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.050%) Debian
10 2 (0.050%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.025%) CentOS
11 1 (0.025%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.025%) HPUX
11 1 (0.025%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.025%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.025%) Solaris
11 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1273 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (26.44%) Business Intelligence
3 954 (23.80%) MVC
4 782 (19.51%) ETL
5 398 (9.93%) Scrum
6 392 (9.78%) TDD
7 388 (9.68%) Web Development
8 374 (9.33%) OO
9 318 (7.93%) Software Engineering
10 302 (7.53%) SDLC
11 286 (7.13%) Unit Testing
12 227 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
13 210 (5.24%) Data Modelling
14 206 (5.14%) Analytics
15 199 (4.96%) OOP
16 189 (4.71%) E-Commerce
17 182 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
18 166 (4.14%) Mentoring
19 153 (3.82%) Mathematics
20 122 (3.04%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3696 (92.19%) SQL
2 1908 (47.59%) C#
3 1388 (34.62%) T-SQL
4 1112 (27.74%) JavaScript
5 451 (11.25%) Java
6 312 (7.78%) VB.NET
7 222 (5.54%) PL/SQL
8 167 (4.17%) VBA
9 143 (3.57%) PHP
10 130 (3.24%) Python
11 129 (3.22%) VB
12 86 (2.15%) C++
13 78 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 40 (1.00%) C
14 40 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 38 (0.95%) Ruby
16 33 (0.82%) TypeScript
17 30 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 29 (0.72%) Scala
19 24 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 468 (11.67%) Degree
2 76 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (0.47%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.27%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) MCTS
6 7 (0.17%) MCP
6 7 (0.17%) PhD
7 5 (0.12%) MCITP
8 4 (0.100%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.075%) MCPD
9 3 (0.075%) MCSD
10 2 (0.050%) HNC
10 2 (0.050%) HND
10 2 (0.050%) MCSA
11 1 (0.025%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.025%) CIMA
11 1 (0.025%) ISEB
11 1 (0.025%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.025%) MCSE
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (2.52%) QA
2 58 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.52%) Basel III
4 17 (0.42%) SLA
5 10 (0.25%) MiFID
6 9 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.100%) EMIR
7 4 (0.100%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.050%) IFRS
9 2 (0.050%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.025%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (0.60%) Docker
2 12 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.100%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.050%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.050%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.025%) Firmware
5 1 (0.025%) iptables
Systems Management
1 38 (0.95%) Control-M
2 14 (0.35%) Puppet
3 8 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.17%) Ansible
5 2 (0.050%) Grafana
5 2 (0.050%) Kibana
5 2 (0.050%) logstash
5 2 (0.050%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.025%) Graphite
6 1 (0.025%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.025%) Nagios
6 1 (0.025%) Opsview
6 1 (0.025%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.025%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1063 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 424 (10.58%) Oracle
3 166 (4.14%) Tableau
4 92 (2.29%) Cognos
5 48 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 42 (1.05%) Sybase
7 40 (1.00%) IBM
8 34 (0.85%) Bloomberg
9 33 (0.82%) SAP
10 30 (0.75%) Google
11 28 (0.70%) Talend
12 26 (0.65%) RedGate
13 24 (0.60%) DevExpress
13 24 (0.60%) Perforce
14 15 (0.37%) Informatica
15 14 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.27%) Apple
17 10 (0.25%) Alteryx
18 9 (0.22%) Sage
18 9 (0.22%) Telerik
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Bristol DT
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £34K + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Bristol DT
Salary: £35000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Ringwood, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Childcare vouchers + Remote Working
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Childcare vouchers, Gym Membership
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday