Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 171 131
Rank change year-on-year -26 -40 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2,814 3,871 4,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 2.15% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.24% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,596 3,518 4,357
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 153,074 172,554 178,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.04% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,874 138,839 149,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 16 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 11 December 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 -37 2,628 £47,500 +5.56% 379
UK excluding London -68 1,503 £42,500 - 242
London +16 1,245 £55,000 - 153
South East -87 466 £45,000 - 44
North of England -57 387 £40,000 - 94
North West -61 221 £40,500 +6.58% 52
Midlands -50 209 £41,000 +2.50% 41
East of England +9 185 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Yorkshire -41 139 £37,500 -11.76% 38
South West -39 135 £40,000 +11.11% 27
West Midlands -68 126 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Scotland -35 82 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands -5 81 £41,250 +10.00% 14
Wales +21 41 £37,500 +7.14% 9
North East -20 27 £47,500 +33.09% 4
Northern Ireland -6 1 £35,000 - 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 2,594 (92.18%) SQL
2 1,905 (67.70%) SQL Server
3 1,383 (49.15%) C#
4 1,275 (45.31%) .NET
5 1,052 (37.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,034 (36.74%) T-SQL
7 919 (32.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 912 (32.41%) Microsoft
9 825 (29.32%) Finance
10 820 (29.14%) Business Intelligence
10 820 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
11 638 (22.67%) ETL
11 638 (22.67%) JavaScript
12 611 (21.71%) Data Warehouse
13 583 (20.72%) ASP.NET
14 581 (20.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 545 (19.37%) MVC
16 495 (17.59%) HTML
17 440 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 366 (13.01%) CSS
19 347 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
20 326 (11.58%) Oracle
21 322 (11.44%) Power BI
22 300 (10.66%) Banking
23 290 (10.31%) Java
24 278 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
25 275 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
26 265 (9.42%) Relational Database
27 250 (8.88%) jQuery
28 248 (8.81%) .NET Framework

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 58 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.81%) IIS
3 41 (1.46%) CMS
4 35 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 19 (0.68%) Apache
5 19 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.60%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.53%) SAS
10 14 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.39%) Confluence
12 11 (0.39%) EPiServer
12 11 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.25%) Drupal
14 7 (0.25%) Mule
14 7 (0.25%) Mule ESB
14 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 245 (8.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 8 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.071%) Revit
Business Applications
1 36 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.32%) FastStats
4 9 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 3 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.11%) Shopify
9 2 (0.071%) Magento
9 2 (0.071%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 440 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (2.27%) SaaS
4 37 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (0.96%) GitHub
6 21 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (0.64%) IaaS
7 18 (0.64%) PaaS
8 16 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
8 16 (0.57%) Office 365
9 11 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.18%) Trello
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.071%) npm
13 2 (0.071%) NuGet
13 2 (0.071%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.036%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.60%) HTTP
1 17 (0.60%) SMS
2 11 (0.39%) Intranet
3 10 (0.36%) Internet
4 5 (0.18%) DNS
4 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.14%) Network Security
5 4 (0.14%) SSH
5 4 (0.14%) WAN
6 3 (0.11%) Firewall
6 3 (0.11%) SAN
6 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.071%) DHCP
7 2 (0.071%) LAN
7 2 (0.071%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.036%) Skype
8 1 (0.036%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,905 (67.70%) SQL Server
2 1,052 (37.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 919 (32.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 611 (21.71%) Data Warehouse
5 581 (20.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 322 (11.44%) Power BI
7 265 (9.42%) Relational Database
8 222 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 215 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 168 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 132 (4.69%) Big Data
12 113 (4.02%) MySQL
13 111 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 108 (3.84%) NoSQL
15 90 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
16 78 (2.77%) Oracle Database
17 77 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
18 72 (2.56%) OLAP
19 66 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
20 65 (2.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 225 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 209 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 174 (6.18%) Git (software)
4 77 (2.74%) JIRA
5 60 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 58 (2.06%) Subversion
7 44 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (1.31%) NUnit
8 37 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 36 (1.28%) Jenkins
10 25 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 23 (0.82%) JUnit
11 23 (0.82%) Maven
12 21 (0.75%) MSTest
12 21 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
12 21 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
13 18 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (0.60%) Toad
15 11 (0.39%) Selenium
16 9 (0.32%) ProC
General
1 825 (29.32%) Finance
2 300 (10.66%) Banking
3 143 (5.08%) Retail
4 85 (3.02%) Marketing
5 64 (2.27%) Advertising
6 63 (2.24%) Front Office
7 49 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.63%) Legal
9 39 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 38 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.10%) Law
12 30 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 28 (1.00%) Publishing
14 27 (0.96%) Back Office
14 27 (0.96%) Games
15 24 (0.85%) Automotive
16 17 (0.60%) Electronics
17 7 (0.25%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.14%) Billing
18 4 (0.14%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,275 (45.31%) .NET
2 583 (20.72%) ASP.NET
3 495 (17.59%) HTML
4 366 (13.01%) CSS
5 278 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 250 (8.88%) jQuery
7 248 (8.81%) .NET Framework
8 237 (8.42%) AngularJS
9 226 (8.03%) Web Services
9 226 (8.03%) XML
10 215 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 184 (6.54%) Entity Framework
12 161 (5.72%) WCF
13 141 (5.01%) WPF
14 131 (4.66%) WinForms
15 112 (3.98%) SOAP
16 106 (3.77%) React
17 98 (3.48%) JSON
18 96 (3.41%) HTML5
19 91 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
3 95 (3.38%) Data Structures
4 84 (2.99%) Fintech
5 72 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (2.38%) Hedge funds
7 62 (2.20%) Equities
8 61 (2.17%) Algorithms
9 47 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 37 (1.31%) Fixed Income
12 36 (1.28%) iSeries
12 36 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 36 (1.28%) NHS
13 34 (1.21%) AS400
14 32 (1.14%) User Experience
15 31 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 27 (0.96%) Derivative
17 23 (0.82%) Reference Data
18 22 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 133 (4.73%) Windows
2 77 (2.74%) Linux
3 36 (1.28%) Android
4 35 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.00%) Unix
6 15 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.39%) Solaris
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.036%) AIX
9 1 (0.036%) CentOS
9 1 (0.036%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.036%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
1 820 (29.14%) Business Intelligence
2 638 (22.67%) ETL
3 545 (19.37%) MVC
4 347 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
5 246 (8.74%) TDD
6 239 (8.49%) Scrum
7 205 (7.29%) Unit Testing
8 204 (7.25%) SDLC
9 203 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
9 203 (7.21%) Software Engineering
10 197 (7.00%) Analytics
11 189 (6.72%) Data Modelling
12 183 (6.50%) Web Development
13 176 (6.25%) Visualisation
14 175 (6.22%) Test Automation
15 159 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
16 157 (5.58%) Migration
17 149 (5.29%) OO
18 123 (4.37%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 2,594 (92.18%) SQL
2 1,383 (49.15%) C#
3 1,034 (36.74%) T-SQL
4 638 (22.67%) JavaScript
5 290 (10.31%) Java
6 194 (6.89%) PL/SQL
7 180 (6.40%) VB.NET
8 177 (6.29%) Python
9 140 (4.98%) VB
10 123 (4.37%) VBA
11 121 (4.30%) PowerShell
12 88 (3.13%) PHP
13 79 (2.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 56 (1.99%) C++
15 36 (1.28%) RPG
16 35 (1.24%) R
17 34 (1.21%) TypeScript
18 29 (1.03%) Ruby
19 27 (0.96%) C
20 25 (0.89%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 240 (8.53%) Degree
2 69 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 26 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.43%) MCPD
6 12 (0.43%) PhD
7 9 (0.32%) MCP
8 8 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.25%) MCSE
10 6 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.14%) CISSP
12 4 (0.14%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.071%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.036%) ISEB
15 1 (0.036%) MCSA
15 1 (0.036%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.74%) QA
2 60 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.71%) GDPR
4 15 (0.53%) MiFID
5 9 (0.32%) EMIR
6 7 (0.25%) FATCA
7 6 (0.21%) SLA
8 3 (0.11%) IFRS
8 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.036%) HL7
9 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.036%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (0.89%) Docker
2 13 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
3 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.25%) Ansible
2 7 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.18%) Grafana
4 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.071%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.071%) Puppet
5 2 (0.071%) SCCM
5 2 (0.071%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.071%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.036%) Control-M
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 912 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 326 (11.58%) Oracle
3 166 (5.90%) Tableau
4 48 (1.71%) Google
5 42 (1.49%) Cognos
6 31 (1.10%) Xamarin
7 29 (1.03%) Sitecore
8 27 (0.96%) Talend
9 26 (0.92%) SAP
10 25 (0.89%) Telerik
11 24 (0.85%) Informatica
12 17 (0.60%) Adobe
12 17 (0.60%) Alteryx
12 17 (0.60%) RedGate
13 16 (0.57%) Bloomberg
14 15 (0.53%) IBM
14 15 (0.53%) Reuters
15 13 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.43%) DevExpress
17 11 (0.39%) Charles River