Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 147 91
Rank change year-on-year -33 -56 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 3,445 4,012 6,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.34% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.43% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,093 3,717 5,779
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 171,248 165,387 197,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.55% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 140,052 137,335 165,754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -28 3,283 £45,000 +1.10% 405
UK excluding London -31 2,189 £42,500 +6.25% 247
London -36 1,209 £55,000 -4.35% 171
South East -11 806 £42,500 +3.66% 71
North of England -60 501 £40,000 +3.23% 81
Midlands -24 341 £40,000 +6.67% 41
North West -76 254 £40,500 +8.00% 49
West Midlands -12 228 £40,000 - 18
East of England -45 220 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire -19 218 £40,200 +0.50% 27
South West +27 212 £35,500 -5.33% 20
East Midlands -33 113 £41,250 +10.00% 23
Scotland -78 78 £41,250 +3.13% 7
Wales -2 31 £35,000 - 4
North East -12 29 £34,625 -1.07% 5
Channel Islands - 3 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland -1 1 £32,500 -35.00% 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3,126 (90.74%) SQL
2 2,292 (66.53%) SQL Server
3 1,770 (51.38%) C#
4 1,753 (50.89%) .NET
5 1,296 (37.62%) T-SQL
6 1,113 (32.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1,078 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
8 1,047 (30.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1,021 (29.64%) Microsoft
10 1,000 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
11 974 (28.27%) JavaScript
12 888 (25.78%) ASP.NET
13 841 (24.41%) MVC
14 792 (22.99%) Finance
15 744 (21.60%) HTML
16 709 (20.58%) Data Warehouse
17 691 (20.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 618 (17.94%) CSS
19 554 (16.08%) ETL
20 448 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
21 406 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
22 383 (11.12%) jQuery
23 378 (10.97%) .NET Framework
24 366 (10.62%) AngularJS
25 350 (10.16%) Oracle
26 308 (8.94%) TDD
27 307 (8.91%) WCF
28 303 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
28 303 (8.80%) Visual Studio
29 301 (8.74%) Power BI

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
1 151 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 70 (2.03%) IIS
3 34 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 33 (0.96%) CMS
5 32 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (0.90%) Apache
7 26 (0.75%) Umbraco
8 25 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (0.64%) Confluence
10 20 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (0.55%) JBoss
12 17 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.41%) Jetty
13 14 (0.41%) SAS
14 13 (0.38%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.26%) Mule
16 9 (0.26%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 185 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.087%) SPSS
9 2 (0.058%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.058%) Maya
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.26%) MetaTrader
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.087%) Concordance
9 3 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.087%) FastStats
9 3 (0.087%) Relativity
9 3 (0.087%) Ringtail
9 3 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.087%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 303 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (2.90%) SaaS
3 69 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (1.57%) GitHub
5 23 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.32%) Office 365
9 9 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.26%) PaaS
10 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.15%) IaaS
11 3 (0.087%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.087%) npm
11 3 (0.087%) Trello
12 2 (0.058%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.058%) NuGet
12 2 (0.058%) Serverless
13 1 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.48%) SMS
2 49 (1.42%) Internet
3 24 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.41%) SMPP
5 13 (0.38%) HTTP
6 10 (0.29%) Intranet
7 6 (0.17%) Firewall
8 2 (0.058%) DNS
8 2 (0.058%) SSL
8 2 (0.058%) VoIP
8 2 (0.058%) Wireless
9 1 (0.029%) Extranet
9 1 (0.029%) FTP
9 1 (0.029%) Network Security
9 1 (0.029%) RTP
9 1 (0.029%) SAN
9 1 (0.029%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,292 (66.53%) SQL Server
2 1,113 (32.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,047 (30.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 709 (20.58%) Data Warehouse
5 691 (20.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 301 (8.74%) Power BI
7 278 (8.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 263 (7.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 234 (6.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 231 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 194 (5.63%) Relational Database
12 179 (5.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 154 (4.47%) MySQL
14 117 (3.40%) Oracle Database
15 107 (3.11%) OLAP
16 100 (2.90%) NoSQL
17 97 (2.82%) Big Data
18 91 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
19 78 (2.26%) MongoDB
20 69 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 303 (8.80%) Visual Studio
2 275 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 199 (5.78%) Git (software)
4 116 (3.37%) JIRA
5 113 (3.28%) Subversion
6 86 (2.50%) NUnit
7 63 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 47 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 41 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
10 39 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.02%) MSTest
12 34 (0.99%) Maven
13 33 (0.96%) JUnit
14 32 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 26 (0.75%) SpecFlow
16 25 (0.73%) Selenium
17 24 (0.70%) Eclipse
17 24 (0.70%) TeamCity
18 22 (0.64%) Toad
19 15 (0.44%) jMock
General
1 792 (22.99%) Finance
2 254 (7.37%) Banking
3 151 (4.38%) Retail
4 114 (3.31%) Advertising
5 113 (3.28%) Marketing
6 77 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 65 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 60 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.65%) Games
10 50 (1.45%) Front Office
11 49 (1.42%) Legal
12 45 (1.31%) Electronics
13 39 (1.13%) Law
14 30 (0.87%) Back Office
15 14 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.29%) Billing
17 9 (0.26%) Automotive
18 5 (0.15%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.15%) Local Government
19 3 (0.087%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,753 (50.89%) .NET
2 888 (25.78%) ASP.NET
3 744 (21.60%) HTML
4 618 (17.94%) CSS
5 448 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 383 (11.12%) jQuery
7 378 (10.97%) .NET Framework
8 366 (10.62%) AngularJS
9 307 (8.91%) WCF
10 282 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 276 (8.01%) Web Services
12 235 (6.82%) XML
13 210 (6.10%) WPF
14 185 (5.37%) Entity Framework
15 143 (4.15%) WinForms
16 142 (4.12%) HTML5
17 138 (4.01%) REST
18 125 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 118 (3.43%) Ajax
20 116 (3.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 246 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 144 (4.18%) Fintech
3 144 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (2.09%) Data Structures
6 70 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 55 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 55 (1.60%) User Experience
8 50 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 46 (1.34%) Hedge funds
9 46 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 36 (1.04%) Tandem
11 35 (1.02%) Replication
12 28 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 27 (0.78%) Equities
14 23 (0.67%) Fixed Income
15 22 (0.64%) NHS
15 22 (0.64%) N-Tier
16 21 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 243 (7.05%) Windows
2 158 (4.59%) Linux
3 77 (2.24%) Unix
4 35 (1.02%) Android
5 34 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 27 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.35%) Solaris
9 11 (0.32%) VMS
10 8 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.20%) AIX
12 3 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.029%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,078 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,000 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
3 841 (24.41%) MVC
4 554 (16.08%) ETL
5 406 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
6 308 (8.94%) TDD
7 300 (8.71%) Scrum
8 257 (7.46%) Web Development
9 254 (7.37%) Unit Testing
10 249 (7.23%) SDLC
11 247 (7.17%) Software Engineering
12 238 (6.91%) Analytics
13 231 (6.71%) Data Modelling
14 224 (6.50%) OO
15 183 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
16 171 (4.96%) Test Automation
17 142 (4.12%) Data Analysis
18 141 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
19 126 (3.66%) CRM
20 125 (3.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3,126 (90.74%) SQL
2 1,770 (51.38%) C#
3 1,296 (37.62%) T-SQL
4 974 (28.27%) JavaScript
5 248 (7.20%) Java
6 228 (6.62%) PL/SQL
7 218 (6.33%) VB.NET
8 143 (4.15%) VB
9 136 (3.95%) VBA
10 116 (3.37%) PowerShell
11 95 (2.76%) Python
12 74 (2.15%) C++
13 60 (1.74%) PHP
14 54 (1.57%) C
15 45 (1.31%) TypeScript
16 35 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 34 (0.99%) Scala
18 33 (0.96%) R
18 33 (0.96%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 300 (8.71%) Degree
2 71 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (0.87%) MCP
5 25 (0.73%) MCPD
6 14 (0.41%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.29%) MCSE
8 9 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.23%) MCSA
10 7 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.17%) HND
12 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.12%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.087%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.087%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.029%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (2.93%) QA
2 43 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.44%) SLA
4 10 (0.29%) MiFID
5 6 (0.17%) GDPR
5 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.17%) PMO
6 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.058%) Basel III
8 1 (0.029%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.029%) EMIR
System Software
1 42 (1.22%) Docker
2 22 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.15%) Firmware
4 4 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.058%) HDFS
5 2 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (0.26%) Ansible
3 8 (0.23%) Control-M
4 5 (0.15%) Terraform
5 4 (0.12%) Endace
5 4 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.058%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.058%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.058%) WMI
7 1 (0.029%) Automic
7 1 (0.029%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.029%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.029%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.029%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.029%) Foglight
7 1 (0.029%) Kibana
7 1 (0.029%) logstash
7 1 (0.029%) Puppet
7 1 (0.029%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,021 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 350 (10.16%) Oracle
3 123 (3.57%) Tableau
4 82 (2.38%) SAP
5 50 (1.45%) Google
6 49 (1.42%) Cognos
6 49 (1.42%) Xamarin
7 35 (1.02%) RedGate
8 31 (0.90%) Sybase
9 28 (0.81%) Talend
9 28 (0.81%) Telerik
10 26 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 25 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
12 23 (0.67%) DevExpress
13 21 (0.61%) Vertica
14 17 (0.49%) Informatica
15 15 (0.44%) Infragistics
15 15 (0.44%) Teradata
16 14 (0.41%) Capita
17 13 (0.38%) Salesforce.com