Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 308 260 220
Rank change year-on-year -48 -40 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 804 1,411 2,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.24% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.30% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 739 1,287 2,224
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,125 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -43 764 £50,000 - 154
UK excluding London -10 455 £42,500 -5.56% 97
London -60 313 £70,000 +27.27% 60
Work from Home -37 169 £48,250 +7.22% 56
North of England +57 140 £42,500 - 28
South East +29 123 £47,500 +9.20% 19
North West +46 96 £45,000 - 15
Midlands +23 85 £40,000 -11.11% 24
South West +30 50 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East of England -48 49 £49,500 +4.21% 17
East Midlands +36 46 £37,500 -20.63% 15
West Midlands -8 38 £49,500 +16.47% 9
Yorkshire -1 30 £42,500 +13.33% 10
North East +30 16 £40,000 - 3
Scotland -12 6 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Wales +14 3 £47,500 -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 768 (95.52%) SQL
2 465 (57.84%) SQL Server
3 430 (53.48%) C#
4 388 (48.26%) .NET
5 298 (37.06%) JavaScript
6 297 (36.94%) T-SQL
7 270 (33.58%) Azure
8 231 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
9 196 (24.38%) MVC
10 195 (24.25%) CSS
11 190 (23.63%) Finance
11 190 (23.63%) .NET Core
12 188 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
13 173 (21.52%) Microsoft
13 173 (21.52%) DevOps
14 162 (20.15%) HTML
15 160 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 160 (19.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 150 (18.66%) Microservices
17 141 (17.54%) React
18 128 (15.92%) Degree
19 125 (15.55%) ETL
20 124 (15.42%) ASP.NET
21 120 (14.93%) jQuery
22 119 (14.80%) Web Services
23 111 (13.81%) Power Platform
24 110 (13.68%) AngularJS
25 107 (13.31%) Power BI
26 96 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
27 94 (11.69%) Python

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 73 (9.08%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.35%) Apache
3 20 (2.49%) IIS
4 10 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.50%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Moodle
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.12%) Mendix
8 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 44 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.37%) Summit
3 5 (0.62%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.25%) FastStats
5 1 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.12%) MoSes
5 1 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 270 (33.58%) Azure
2 111 (13.81%) Power Platform
3 64 (7.96%) AWS
4 60 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (6.22%) Serverless
6 49 (6.09%) PaaS
7 36 (4.48%) GCP
8 27 (3.36%) SaaS
9 24 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
9 24 (2.99%) Apigee
9 24 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (2.99%) Azure Functions
10 10 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
11 8 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.87%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.75%) Boomi
14 5 (0.62%) GitHub
14 5 (0.62%) Matillion
15 4 (0.50%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.50%) Broadband
1 4 (0.50%) Internet
2 3 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.12%) AMQP
3 1 (0.12%) FTP
3 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (57.84%) SQL Server
2 160 (19.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 160 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 107 (13.31%) Power BI
4 89 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
5 70 (8.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (4.85%) MySQL
6 39 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 39 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (4.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 32 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (3.73%) Tableau
10 27 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
11 25 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
12 18 (2.24%) OLTP
13 17 (2.11%) SQLPlus
14 14 (1.74%) NoSQL
15 12 (1.49%) Big Data
16 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 86 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 72 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (6.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 44 (5.47%) Visual Studio
5 33 (4.10%) Jenkins
6 28 (3.48%) Subversion
7 25 (3.11%) GitLab
8 24 (2.99%) Artifactory
9 22 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.62%) NUnit
11 11 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.87%) JIRA
13 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.62%) Moq
14 4 (0.50%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.37%) Selenium
15 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 2 (0.25%) JUnit
16 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 190 (23.63%) Finance
2 52 (6.47%) Banking
3 33 (4.10%) Law
4 19 (2.36%) Marketing
5 14 (1.74%) Advertising
6 12 (1.49%) Front Office
7 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.12%) Legal
9 9 (1.12%) Retail
10 8 (1.00%) Public Sector
11 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.62%) French Language
12 3 (0.37%) Automotive
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (48.26%) .NET
2 195 (24.25%) CSS
3 190 (23.63%) .NET Core
4 162 (20.15%) HTML
5 141 (17.54%) React
6 124 (15.42%) ASP.NET
7 120 (14.93%) jQuery
8 119 (14.80%) Web Services
9 110 (13.68%) AngularJS
10 96 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 88 (10.95%) .NET Framework
12 78 (9.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 72 (8.96%) REST
14 67 (8.33%) Entity Framework
15 65 (8.08%) Vue.js
16 55 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (5.47%) XML
18 36 (4.48%) HTML5
19 32 (3.98%) JSON
20 26 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (6.09%) Reinsurance
4 42 (5.22%) N-Tier
5 33 (4.10%) Hedge funds
6 28 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.49%) User Experience
9 11 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.87%) Podcast
12 4 (0.50%) NHS
12 4 (0.50%) Xbox
13 3 (0.37%) AS400
13 3 (0.37%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.37%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (2.99%) Windows
2 19 (2.36%) Linux
3 17 (2.11%) Unix
4 7 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.75%) Android
5 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (24.38%) MVC
3 188 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
4 173 (21.52%) DevOps
5 150 (18.66%) Microservices
6 125 (15.55%) ETL
7 93 (11.57%) Migration
8 82 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 80 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (9.20%) Software Engineering
12 70 (8.71%) Mentoring
13 69 (8.58%) Deployment Automation
13 69 (8.58%) SOA
14 67 (8.33%) Unit Testing
15 59 (7.34%) Scrum
16 58 (7.21%) Analytics
17 56 (6.97%) OO
18 55 (6.84%) Computer Science
18 55 (6.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 768 (95.52%) SQL
2 430 (53.48%) C#
3 298 (37.06%) JavaScript
4 297 (36.94%) T-SQL
5 94 (11.69%) Python
6 93 (11.57%) PowerShell
7 55 (6.84%) Java
8 41 (5.10%) VB
9 30 (3.73%) VB.NET
10 22 (2.74%) C++
10 22 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.49%) VBA
13 19 (2.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 17 (2.11%) C
15 11 (1.37%) Perl
15 11 (1.37%) PHP
16 6 (0.75%) VB6
16 6 (0.75%) VBScript
17 5 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (15.92%) Degree
2 48 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.62%) MCSA
5 5 (0.62%) MCSE
6 4 (0.50%) HND
7 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.25%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) MCSD
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.36%) QA
2 16 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.25%) GDPR
4 2 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (5.22%) Docker
2 24 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (7.59%) Terraform
2 53 (6.59%) Kubernetes
3 42 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Istio
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) Foglight
5 1 (0.12%) Grafana
5 1 (0.12%) MIIS
5 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 173 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.21%) Oracle
3 45 (5.60%) Google
4 42 (5.22%) Nintex
5 18 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.37%) SAP
7 8 (1.00%) MuleSoft
7 8 (1.00%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.00%) Xceptor
8 7 (0.87%) Sybase
8 7 (0.87%) Telerik
9 6 (0.75%) Dell
9 6 (0.75%) Sage
10 5 (0.62%) Informatica
11 4 (0.50%) Intapp
11 4 (0.50%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.37%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.37%) Cognos
12 3 (0.37%) IBM
12 3 (0.37%) QAD