Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 415 296 250
Rank change year-on-year -119 -46 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 978 675 1,698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.12% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 854 629 1,534
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,325
25th Percentile £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £74,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 118,632 60,359 120,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 95.12% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79,520 49,451 97,651
10th Percentile £31,813 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,244 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer.

Salary trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -104 885 £55,000 +10.00% 157
UK excluding London -49 546 £47,500 +5.56% 116
London -176 370 £62,500 -3.85% 49
Work from Home -23 361 £55,000 +10.00% 51
South East -21 180 £55,000 +15.79% 39
North of England -80 133 £43,000 -4.44% 9
North West -35 90 £44,250 -1.67% 4
Midlands -68 84 £43,000 -4.44% 39
South West -13 67 £50,000 +22.51% 9
West Midlands -45 60 £43,000 -14.00% 25
East of England -82 44 £62,500 +60.13% 9
Yorkshire -61 41 £42,500 -1.16% 3
Scotland -44 27 £48,000 +12.94% 9
East Midlands -55 24 £61,250 +63.33% 14
Wales -53 12 £45,000 -8.16% 3
North East -39 2 £44,000 -7.37% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 923 (94.38%) SQL
2 601 (61.45%) SQL Server
3 372 (38.04%) C#
4 363 (37.12%) Business Intelligence
5 341 (34.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 314 (32.11%) Azure
6 314 (32.11%) .NET
7 312 (31.90%) Microsoft
8 286 (29.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 285 (29.14%) T-SQL
10 245 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
11 237 (24.23%) ETL
12 223 (22.80%) Finance
13 195 (19.94%) Power Platform
14 190 (19.43%) Power BI
14 190 (19.43%) JavaScript
14 190 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
15 173 (17.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 168 (17.18%) Analytics
17 160 (16.36%) MVC
18 144 (14.72%) ASP.NET
19 143 (14.62%) AWS
20 139 (14.21%) Python
21 125 (12.78%) .NET Core
22 118 (12.07%) Full Stack Development
23 117 (11.96%) DevOps
24 113 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
24 113 (11.55%) CSS
25 112 (11.45%) Degree
26 111 (11.35%) HTML

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 18 (1.84%) IIS
2 13 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.61%) Apache
4 4 (0.41%) ColdFusion
4 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.20%) Moodle
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.10%) Confluence
6 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.10%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.10%) Relativity
4 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.10%) Shopify
4 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 314 (32.11%) Azure
2 195 (19.94%) Power Platform
3 143 (14.62%) AWS
4 40 (4.09%) GCP
5 39 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
6 34 (3.48%) GitHub
7 27 (2.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 21 (2.15%) SaaS
9 17 (1.74%) AWS CodeCommit
10 16 (1.64%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.02%) Snowflake
12 9 (0.92%) PaaS
13 8 (0.82%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (0.82%) Serverless
14 6 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
15 5 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.72%) Multicast
1 7 (0.72%) Unicast
2 4 (0.41%) FTP
3 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (61.45%) SQL Server
2 341 (34.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 286 (29.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 190 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
4 190 (19.43%) Power BI
5 173 (17.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 62 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 60 (6.13%) Tableau
8 58 (5.93%) Relational Database
9 55 (5.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 50 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
11 38 (3.89%) SQL Server 2017
12 37 (3.78%) Data Lake
13 30 (3.07%) QlikView
14 29 (2.97%) Oracle Database
15 28 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
15 28 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (2.76%) OLTP
17 26 (2.66%) OLAP
18 24 (2.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 106 (10.84%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 58 (5.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 58 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (1.94%) Oracle APEX
5 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.33%) JUnit
6 13 (1.33%) Subversion
7 11 (1.12%) JIRA
8 10 (1.02%) NUnit
8 10 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.72%) Liquibase
10 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.51%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.51%) Cypress.io
11 5 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.31%) tSQLt
13 2 (0.20%) Postman
General
1 223 (22.80%) Finance
2 111 (11.35%) Social Skills
3 80 (8.18%) Banking
4 75 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.50%) Retail
6 25 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.35%) Back Office
8 19 (1.94%) Local Government
9 18 (1.84%) Law
10 13 (1.33%) Advertising
11 12 (1.23%) Front Office
11 12 (1.23%) Marketing
11 12 (1.23%) Public Sector
12 11 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
12 11 (1.12%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.02%) French Language
14 9 (0.92%) Automotive
15 8 (0.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (32.11%) .NET
2 144 (14.72%) ASP.NET
3 125 (12.78%) .NET Core
4 113 (11.55%) CSS
5 111 (11.35%) HTML
6 90 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 87 (8.90%) .NET Framework
8 72 (7.36%) XML
9 67 (6.85%) React
10 60 (6.13%) AngularJS
11 58 (5.93%) REST
12 46 (4.70%) Entity Framework
13 45 (4.60%) SOAP
14 43 (4.40%) WPF
15 39 (3.99%) Web Services
16 35 (3.58%) jQuery
17 34 (3.48%) HTML5
18 33 (3.37%) Django
18 33 (3.37%) Flask
19 30 (3.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.78%) Management Information System
2 32 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (2.04%) Data Structures
3 20 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (1.74%) Market Risk
5 14 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 9 (0.92%) Clustering
9 9 (0.92%) FMCG
9 9 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
9 9 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.92%) Robotics
10 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.51%) Derivative
11 5 (0.51%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.77%) Windows
2 52 (5.32%) Linux
3 12 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (0.72%) Android
5 7 (0.72%) Unix
6 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (37.12%) Business Intelligence
2 245 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (24.23%) ETL
4 168 (17.18%) Analytics
5 160 (16.36%) MVC
6 118 (12.07%) Full Stack Development
7 117 (11.96%) DevOps
8 113 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
9 98 (10.02%) Visualisation
10 96 (9.82%) Test Automation
11 91 (9.30%) Software Engineering
12 84 (8.59%) Data Modelling
13 72 (7.36%) Requirements Gathering
14 69 (7.06%) SDLC
15 67 (6.85%) Data Analysis
15 67 (6.85%) Data Visualisation
15 67 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
16 66 (6.75%) Migration
17 61 (6.24%) CI/CD
18 59 (6.03%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 923 (94.38%) SQL
2 372 (38.04%) C#
3 285 (29.14%) T-SQL
4 190 (19.43%) JavaScript
5 139 (14.21%) Python
6 66 (6.75%) PL/SQL
7 63 (6.44%) Java
8 48 (4.91%) PowerShell
9 47 (4.81%) C++
10 41 (4.19%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 25 (2.56%) XPath
13 21 (2.15%) VBA
14 19 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 14 (1.43%) R
16 12 (1.23%) C
17 11 (1.12%) VB
18 7 (0.72%) Scala
19 6 (0.61%) Clojure
20 3 (0.31%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 112 (11.45%) Degree
2 39 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.72%) MCSA
8 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.20%) MOS
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.76%) QA
3 10 (1.02%) GDPR
4 7 (0.72%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (2.76%) Docker
2 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.61%) Ansible
3 5 (0.51%) Control-M
4 1 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 312 (31.90%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.06%) Oracle
3 35 (3.58%) Sophos
4 28 (2.86%) Informatica
5 26 (2.66%) Databricks
6 25 (2.56%) SAP
7 17 (1.74%) TIBCO
8 16 (1.64%) Google
9 15 (1.53%) Bloomberg
9 15 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.82%) Cognos
10 8 (0.82%) MarketAxess
10 8 (0.82%) Talend
10 8 (0.82%) Tradeweb
11 7 (0.72%) Sencha
11 7 (0.72%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.61%) Anaplan
12 6 (0.61%) IBM
12 6 (0.61%) Reuters
12 6 (0.61%) Sybase