Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 135 85
Rank change year-on-year -38 -50 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 3,593 4,320 6,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.45% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.54% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,250 3,966 6,139
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 18 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 16 January 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 -34 3,423 £45,000 - 443
UK excluding London -17 2,355 £42,500 +6.25% 287
London -50 1,213 £55,000 - 174
South East -14 842 £45,000 +12.50% 68
North of England -38 589 £40,000 - 90
Midlands +6 374 £40,000 +6.67% 56
North West -49 305 £40,000 +2.56% 49
West Midlands +33 276 £40,000 +14.29% 30
Yorkshire -15 248 £42,500 +6.25% 36
South West +61 210 £36,000 -10.00% 32
East of England -34 201 £45,000 - 23
Scotland -18 109 £41,250 -2.94% 8
East Midlands -34 98 £37,500 - 26
North East -9 36 £35,000 - 5
Wales -3 26 £35,000 - 8
Isle of Man - 4 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -21 3 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 3,279 (91.26%) SQL
2 2,372 (66.02%) SQL Server
3 1,769 (49.23%) C#
4 1,742 (48.48%) .NET
5 1,336 (37.18%) T-SQL
6 1,162 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1,099 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1,097 (30.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1,056 (29.39%) JavaScript
10 1,031 (28.69%) Microsoft
11 1,008 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
12 967 (26.91%) ASP.NET
13 905 (25.19%) MVC
14 849 (23.63%) Finance
15 796 (22.15%) HTML
16 715 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
17 646 (17.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 641 (17.84%) CSS
19 624 (17.37%) ETL
20 498 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
21 433 (12.05%) AngularJS
22 426 (11.86%) jQuery
22 426 (11.86%) .NET Framework
23 412 (11.47%) Oracle
24 368 (10.24%) Visual Studio
25 365 (10.16%) Degree
26 348 (9.69%) Web Services
26 348 (9.69%) Scrum
27 341 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
28 340 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 166 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 131 (3.65%) IIS
3 55 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
4 47 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 45 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 35 (0.97%) CMS
7 27 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 23 (0.64%) JBoss
10 22 (0.61%) Apache
10 22 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.28%) Confluence
13 10 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.25%) nginx
14 9 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.22%) EPiServer
15 8 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 202 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.14%) FileZilla
6 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.083%) SPSS
8 2 (0.056%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.056%) Maya
8 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.028%) Weka
Business Applications
1 39 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.11%) FastStats
7 4 (0.11%) MetaTrader
7 4 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
7 4 (0.11%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.056%) Bond Adapt
8 2 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.056%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.056%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.056%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 340 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (2.34%) SaaS
4 33 (0.92%) GitHub
5 20 (0.56%) Office 365
6 18 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.14%) Sage Pay
12 3 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.083%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.083%) npm
13 2 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.056%) IaaS
13 2 (0.056%) PaaS
14 1 (0.028%) Firebase
14 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.84%) Internet
2 34 (0.95%) SMS
3 20 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.47%) Intranet
5 14 (0.39%) HTTP
6 13 (0.36%) FTP
7 7 (0.19%) Firewall
8 5 (0.14%) DNS
8 5 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.14%) SMTP
9 4 (0.11%) VoIP
10 3 (0.083%) SMPP
11 2 (0.056%) MQTT
12 1 (0.028%) ATM
12 1 (0.028%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.028%) LDAP
12 1 (0.028%) SSL
12 1 (0.028%) VPN
12 1 (0.028%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.028%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,372 (66.02%) SQL Server
2 1,162 (32.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1,097 (30.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 715 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
5 646 (17.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 300 (8.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 275 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 273 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 259 (7.21%) Power BI
10 256 (7.12%) Relational Database
11 226 (6.29%) SQL Server 2016
12 177 (4.93%) Oracle Database
13 147 (4.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 142 (3.95%) MySQL
15 123 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
16 113 (3.15%) Big Data
17 108 (3.01%) OLAP
18 105 (2.92%) QlikView
19 101 (2.81%) NoSQL
20 99 (2.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 368 (10.24%) Visual Studio
2 341 (9.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 161 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 119 (3.31%) Subversion
5 96 (2.67%) JIRA
6 91 (2.53%) NUnit
7 70 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 62 (1.73%) Jenkins
9 38 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
10 35 (0.97%) TeamCity
11 31 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
12 29 (0.81%) JUnit
13 28 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (0.78%) Selenium
14 25 (0.70%) Bitbucket
14 25 (0.70%) Toad
15 23 (0.64%) MSTest
16 20 (0.56%) Eclipse
17 19 (0.53%) SpecFlow
18 17 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 849 (23.63%) Finance
2 286 (7.96%) Banking
3 138 (3.84%) Retail
4 113 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 113 (3.15%) Marketing
5 88 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 64 (1.78%) Electronics
6 64 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 60 (1.67%) Advertising
8 59 (1.64%) Games
9 57 (1.59%) Front Office
10 43 (1.20%) Legal
11 37 (1.03%) Back Office
12 30 (0.83%) Law
13 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.31%) Publishing
15 9 (0.25%) Automotive
15 9 (0.25%) Billing
16 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,742 (48.48%) .NET
2 967 (26.91%) ASP.NET
3 796 (22.15%) HTML
4 641 (17.84%) CSS
5 498 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 433 (12.05%) AngularJS
7 426 (11.86%) .NET Framework
7 426 (11.86%) jQuery
8 348 (9.69%) Web Services
9 306 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 288 (8.02%) WCF
11 280 (7.79%) XML
12 211 (5.87%) WPF
13 192 (5.34%) HTML5
14 168 (4.68%) Ajax
15 158 (4.40%) Entity Framework
16 123 (3.42%) Spring
17 120 (3.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 110 (3.06%) WinForms
19 108 (3.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 255 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 141 (3.92%) Fintech
4 114 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 83 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 64 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 61 (1.70%) User Experience
9 50 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 43 (1.20%) Tandem
11 42 (1.17%) Equities
12 40 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 39 (1.09%) Replication
14 32 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 30 (0.83%) Mobile App
16 29 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (0.67%) Fixed Income
18 23 (0.64%) Client/Server
19 21 (0.58%) Reinsurance
20 20 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 246 (6.85%) Windows
2 167 (4.65%) Linux
3 89 (2.48%) Unix
4 35 (0.97%) Android
5 31 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 20 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.53%) Solaris
8 18 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.47%) AIX
10 16 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.083%) Debian
14 3 (0.083%) HPUX
14 3 (0.083%) VMS
15 2 (0.056%) CentOS
15 2 (0.056%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.028%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,099 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,008 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
3 905 (25.19%) MVC
4 624 (17.37%) ETL
5 348 (9.69%) Scrum
6 306 (8.52%) TDD
7 284 (7.90%) Web Development
8 256 (7.12%) Unit Testing
9 253 (7.04%) Data Modelling
10 238 (6.62%) OO
11 212 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
12 211 (5.87%) Analytics
12 211 (5.87%) Software Engineering
13 185 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
13 185 (5.15%) SDLC
14 182 (5.07%) Data Analysis
15 145 (4.04%) Test Automation
16 135 (3.76%) Mathematics
17 132 (3.67%) CRM
18 131 (3.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,279 (91.26%) SQL
2 1,769 (49.23%) C#
3 1,336 (37.18%) T-SQL
4 1,056 (29.39%) JavaScript
5 307 (8.54%) Java
6 249 (6.93%) PL/SQL
7 227 (6.32%) VB.NET
8 150 (4.17%) VBA
9 148 (4.12%) VB
10 111 (3.09%) Python
11 98 (2.73%) PHP
12 96 (2.67%) C++
13 88 (2.45%) PowerShell
14 79 (2.20%) C
15 52 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 46 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 44 (1.22%) Scala
18 34 (0.95%) R
19 26 (0.72%) TypeScript
20 24 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 365 (10.16%) Degree
2 108 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (0.50%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.39%) MCSE
6 11 (0.31%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.22%) MCSA
8 7 (0.19%) MCP
8 7 (0.19%) MCTS
8 7 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.17%) HND
9 6 (0.17%) MCITP
9 6 (0.17%) MCSD
10 5 (0.14%) MCAD
11 4 (0.11%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.083%) PhD
13 2 (0.056%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.056%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.056%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (2.64%) QA
2 73 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.33%) SEPA
4 11 (0.31%) PMO
5 10 (0.28%) SLA
6 7 (0.19%) MiFID
7 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.056%) Basel III
9 2 (0.056%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.78%) Docker
3 6 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.028%) Firmware
6 1 (0.028%) GridGain
6 1 (0.028%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (0.33%) Opsview
2 9 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.17%) Terraform
4 4 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.083%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.083%) SCCM
5 3 (0.083%) WMI
6 2 (0.056%) Endace
6 2 (0.056%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.028%) Ansible
7 1 (0.028%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.028%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.028%) Puppet
7 1 (0.028%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1,031 (28.69%) Microsoft
2 412 (11.47%) Oracle
3 147 (4.09%) Tableau
4 91 (2.53%) SAP
5 70 (1.95%) RedGate
6 65 (1.81%) Cognos
7 53 (1.48%) Sybase
8 42 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 40 (1.11%) Google
10 33 (0.92%) DevExpress
11 28 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
12 20 (0.56%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.53%) Telerik
14 17 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (0.47%) Zend
15 16 (0.45%) Talend
16 14 (0.39%) IBM
16 14 (0.39%) Informatica
16 14 (0.39%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.33%) Jaspersoft