The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 101 92
Rank change year-on-year -32 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2084 3031 3595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.91% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 3.02% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 2702 3233
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 £30,775 £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 83035 100238 108608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68947 84097 88662
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 25 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 25 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 -36 1982 £44,000 -2.22% 288
London -48 720 £57,500 +9.52% 115
South East -6 401 £42,500 +2.40% 51
North West -1 216 £37,500 - 37
West Midlands +26 179 £40,000 +10.34% 23
City of London +8 160 £57,500 +9.52% 31
Yorkshire -44 149 £40,000 +6.66% 24
Manchester +14 145 £37,500 -6.25% 16
East of England -3 128 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Yorkshire -31 108 £42,500 +6.25% 9
South West -1 92 £35,000 -6.04% 13
East Midlands -9 90 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Hampshire -29 70 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Scotland +16 68 £34,000 -15.00% 9
Berkshire -22 62 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Birmingham +39 60 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Sussex +28 59 £42,500 -19.81% 5
Leeds -41 57 £42,500 +12.58% 4
Oxfordshire +42 56 £37,500 -2.59% 16
Hertfordshire +22 55 £44,000 +7.31% 2
Surrey -10 51 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 50 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Kent +21 47 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Glasgow +14 39 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Staffordshire +19 38 £37,500 +5.63% 3
Essex -5 38 £47,500 +11.76%
Leicestershire +1 33 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Cheshire -22 32 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Milton Keynes 0 31 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 29 £37,500 +7.14% 6

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 3678 (92.20%) SQL
2 2706 (67.84%) SQL Server
3 1908 (47.83%) .NET
4 1899 (47.61%) C#
5 1384 (34.70%) T-SQL
6 1355 (33.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1275 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
8 1200 (30.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1114 (27.93%) Finance
10 1110 (27.83%) JavaScript
11 1063 (26.65%) Business Intelligence
12 1058 (26.52%) Microsoft
13 1030 (25.82%) ASP.NET
14 999 (25.04%) HTML
15 956 (23.97%) MVC
16 839 (21.03%) Data Warehouse
17 799 (20.03%) CSS
18 781 (19.58%) ETL
19 761 (19.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 521 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
21 516 (12.94%) jQuery
22 465 (11.66%) Degree
23 449 (11.26%) SQL Server 2012
24 442 (11.08%) Java
25 437 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
26 436 (10.93%) AngularJS
27 427 (10.70%) Banking
28 424 (10.63%) .NET Framework
29 419 (10.50%) Oracle
30 392 (9.83%) 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
1 110 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 79 (1.98%) IIS
3 62 (1.55%) CMS
4 39 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (0.85%) SAS
7 32 (0.80%) Apache
7 32 (0.80%) Confluence
7 32 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 29 (0.73%) Drupal
9 27 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 25 (0.63%) WordPress
11 23 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (0.55%) JBoss
12 22 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 21 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 19 (0.48%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.30%) nginx
15 12 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.28%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 246 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.13%) FastStats
6 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 4 (0.10%) 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 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (1.75%) SaaS
4 20 (0.50%) GitHub
5 19 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.38%) Office 365
7 12 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.25%) Google Play
9 8 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.18%) Asana
11 4 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.075%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.075%) Trello
13 1 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.025%) Boomi
13 1 (0.025%) G Suite
13 1 (0.025%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.13%) Internet
2 34 (0.85%) Intranet
3 17 (0.43%) HTTP
4 6 (0.15%) DNS
5 5 (0.13%) FTP
5 5 (0.13%) SSL
5 5 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.10%) Firewall
6 4 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.075%) SMTP
8 2 (0.050%) ATM
8 2 (0.050%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.050%) LAN
8 2 (0.050%) Multicast
8 2 (0.050%) Wireless
9 1 (0.025%) Extranet
9 1 (0.025%) Skype
9 1 (0.025%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2706 (67.84%) SQL Server
2 1355 (33.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1200 (30.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 839 (21.03%) Data Warehouse
5 761 (19.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 449 (11.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 437 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 307 (7.70%) Relational Database
9 294 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 221 (5.54%) MySQL
11 193 (4.84%) Power BI
12 154 (3.86%) Big Data
13 150 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 131 (3.28%) NoSQL
15 128 (3.21%) Oracle Database
16 121 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
17 112 (2.81%) RDBMS
18 111 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 108 (2.71%) QlikView
20 104 (2.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 290 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 275 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 232 (5.82%) Git (software)
4 168 (4.21%) Subversion
5 123 (3.08%) JIRA
6 76 (1.91%) NUnit
7 71 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 54 (1.35%) Selenium
8 54 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 50 (1.25%) Maven
10 41 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
10 41 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 37 (0.93%) MSTest
12 29 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 27 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
14 27 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
15 24 (0.60%) Bugzilla
15 24 (0.60%) JUnit
15 24 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 1114 (27.93%) Finance
2 427 (10.70%) Banking
3 164 (4.11%) Retail
4 128 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 123 (3.08%) Marketing
6 80 (2.01%) Legal
7 77 (1.93%) Back Office
8 55 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 48 (1.20%) Front Office
11 43 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.78%) Electronics
13 30 (0.75%) Games
14 28 (0.70%) Advertising
15 25 (0.63%) Law
16 18 (0.45%) Publishing
17 12 (0.30%) Private Banking
18 10 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.20%) Military
20 7 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1908 (47.83%) .NET
2 1030 (25.82%) ASP.NET
3 999 (25.04%) HTML
4 799 (20.03%) CSS
5 521 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 516 (12.94%) jQuery
7 436 (10.93%) AngularJS
8 424 (10.63%) .NET Framework
9 368 (9.23%) XML
10 364 (9.13%) WCF
10 364 (9.13%) Web Services
11 313 (7.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 281 (7.04%) WPF
13 253 (6.34%) HTML5
14 214 (5.36%) Entity Framework
15 165 (4.14%) WinForms
16 160 (4.01%) Ajax
17 151 (3.79%) Spring
18 135 (3.38%) REST
19 132 (3.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 263 (6.59%) Computer Science
2 231 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 171 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
4 118 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 85 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 75 (1.88%) iPad
7 73 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 71 (1.78%) Fintech
9 65 (1.63%) Replication
10 63 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 55 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 47 (1.18%) User Experience
13 42 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 41 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 39 (0.98%) Clustering
16 38 (0.95%) Fixed Income
17 36 (0.90%) Equities
18 35 (0.88%) NHS
18 35 (0.88%) SWIFT
18 35 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 299 (7.50%) Windows
2 141 (3.53%) Linux
3 88 (2.21%) Android
4 78 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 63 (1.58%) Unix
6 54 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.075%) Debian
11 2 (0.050%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.025%) CentOS
12 1 (0.025%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.025%) HPUX
12 1 (0.025%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.025%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.025%) Solaris
12 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1275 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1063 (26.65%) Business Intelligence
3 956 (23.97%) MVC
4 781 (19.58%) ETL
5 392 (9.83%) Scrum
6 388 (9.73%) TDD
7 385 (9.65%) Web Development
8 369 (9.25%) OO
9 320 (8.02%) Software Engineering
10 296 (7.42%) SDLC
11 274 (6.87%) Unit Testing
12 226 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
13 209 (5.24%) Data Modelling
14 202 (5.06%) Analytics
15 195 (4.89%) E-Commerce
16 194 (4.86%) OOP
17 179 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
18 169 (4.24%) Mentoring
19 148 (3.71%) Mathematics
20 122 (3.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3678 (92.20%) SQL
2 1899 (47.61%) C#
3 1384 (34.70%) T-SQL
4 1110 (27.83%) JavaScript
5 442 (11.08%) Java
6 313 (7.85%) VB.NET
7 222 (5.57%) PL/SQL
8 167 (4.19%) VBA
9 144 (3.61%) PHP
10 132 (3.31%) VB
11 126 (3.16%) Python
12 86 (2.16%) C++
13 74 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 42 (1.05%) C
15 41 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 38 (0.95%) Ruby
17 32 (0.80%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.75%) Shell Script
19 29 (0.73%) Scala
20 24 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 465 (11.66%) Degree
2 75 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (0.50%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) MCTS
6 7 (0.18%) MCP
6 7 (0.18%) PhD
7 5 (0.13%) MCITP
8 4 (0.10%) 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
1 100 (2.51%) QA
2 57 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.53%) Basel III
4 16 (0.40%) SLA
5 9 (0.23%) MiFID
5 9 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.10%) EMIR
6 4 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
7 3 (0.075%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.050%) IFRS
8 2 (0.050%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.025%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (0.60%) Docker
2 12 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.10%) 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 37 (0.93%) Control-M
2 14 (0.35%) Puppet
3 8 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.15%) 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 1058 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 419 (10.50%) Oracle
3 165 (4.14%) Tableau
4 93 (2.33%) Cognos
5 49 (1.23%) Xamarin
6 41 (1.03%) Sybase
7 39 (0.98%) IBM
8 34 (0.85%) Bloomberg
9 33 (0.83%) SAP
10 32 (0.80%) Google
11 27 (0.68%) Talend
12 25 (0.63%) RedGate
13 24 (0.60%) Perforce
14 22 (0.55%) DevExpress
15 13 (0.33%) Informatica
15 13 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.30%) Apple
17 10 (0.25%) Alteryx
18 9 (0.23%) Sage
18 9 (0.23%) Splunk
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: Outstanding (£100k+) + bens (DoE)
Posted: 5 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spring Technology
Salary: 20% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Up to 3 days a week home working
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £37,973 to £48,256 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 50k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: competitive salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Salford, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + 10 % bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday