Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 237 210
Rank change year-on-year -49 -27 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 694 1,667 2,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.34% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.40% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 746 1,570 2,444
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +10.59% +3.66% -3.53%

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 62,096 119,284 143,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,358 96,575 116,321
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -41 654 £50,000 +4.17% 120
London -12 342 £65,000 +8.33% 43
UK excluding London -40 333 £47,000 +10.59% 80
Work from Home -24 118 £50,000 +11.11% 39
South East +39 94 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North of England +14 91 £42,750 +3.64% 24
Midlands +40 55 £45,000 +5.88% 24
North West +17 51 £42,500 - 16
East of England -33 35 £44,250 -1.67% 8
South West +35 34 £45,813 +1.81% 5
West Midlands +9 32 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Yorkshire +9 28 £42,750 +6.88% 6
East Midlands +59 23 £37,500 -16.67% 14
Wales +38 18 £49,000 +14.62% 2
North East +25 12 £47,500 +42.86% 2
Scotland +6 6 £42,500 -10.53% 1

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 658 (94.81%) SQL
2 410 (59.08%) SQL Server
3 345 (49.71%) C#
4 328 (47.26%) .NET
5 240 (34.58%) T-SQL
6 237 (34.15%) Azure
7 224 (32.28%) JavaScript
8 220 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
9 178 (25.65%) Finance
10 173 (24.93%) DevOps
11 164 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
12 149 (21.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 146 (21.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 145 (20.89%) Microsoft
15 139 (20.03%) MVC
16 133 (19.16%) CSS
17 131 (18.88%) .NET Core
18 130 (18.73%) Web Services
19 114 (16.43%) ETL
19 114 (16.43%) Microservices
20 112 (16.14%) HTML
21 108 (15.56%) Python
22 105 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
22 105 (15.13%) React
23 103 (14.84%) AngularJS
24 98 (14.12%) Degree
25 96 (13.83%) ASP.NET
26 91 (13.11%) TDD
26 91 (13.11%) .NET Framework
26 91 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API

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 54 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.90%) Apache
3 7 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.43%) Confluence
6 3 (0.43%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.43%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) CMS
7 2 (0.29%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.29%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.14%) Moodle
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 30 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.86%) Summit
3 3 (0.43%) FastStats
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.14%) MoSes
5 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 237 (34.15%) Azure
2 78 (11.24%) Power Platform
3 57 (8.21%) AWS
4 40 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (5.76%) Serverless
5 37 (5.33%) PaaS
6 34 (4.90%) GCP
7 33 (4.76%) SaaS
8 27 (3.89%) Amazon ECS
8 27 (3.89%) Apigee
8 27 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.73%) Azure Functions
11 9 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.01%) PowerApps
13 6 (0.86%) Boomi
13 6 (0.86%) NuGet
14 5 (0.72%) GitHub
15 3 (0.43%) IaaS
16 2 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.58%) Broadband
2 1 (0.14%) AMQP
2 1 (0.14%) HTTP
2 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (59.08%) SQL Server
2 149 (21.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 146 (21.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 105 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (10.66%) Power BI
6 59 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (5.91%) Tableau
8 38 (5.48%) MySQL
8 38 (5.48%) Relational Database
9 33 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (4.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 27 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (2.59%) Big Data
15 17 (2.45%) OLTP
15 17 (2.45%) QlikView
16 14 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.87%) Biml
17 13 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 78 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (6.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 35 (5.04%) Visual Studio
5 32 (4.61%) Jenkins
6 28 (4.03%) GitLab
7 27 (3.89%) Artifactory
8 23 (3.31%) Subversion
9 20 (2.88%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.45%) NUnit
11 15 (2.16%) JIRA
12 12 (1.73%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (1.15%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.86%) Selenium
16 5 (0.72%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.72%) JUnit
16 5 (0.72%) Moq
16 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 4 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 178 (25.65%) Finance
2 61 (8.79%) Banking
3 23 (3.31%) Public Sector
4 19 (2.74%) Marketing
5 16 (2.31%) Front Office
6 13 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.44%) Retail
8 8 (1.15%) Legal
9 7 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.86%) Law
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
12 4 (0.58%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.29%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (47.26%) .NET
2 133 (19.16%) CSS
3 131 (18.88%) .NET Core
4 130 (18.73%) Web Services
5 112 (16.14%) HTML
6 105 (15.13%) React
7 103 (14.84%) AngularJS
8 96 (13.83%) ASP.NET
9 91 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 91 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 90 (12.97%) jQuery
11 68 (9.80%) REST
12 63 (9.08%) Entity Framework
13 52 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (6.34%) XML
15 41 (5.91%) Vue.js
16 36 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (4.18%) JSON
18 28 (4.03%) OAuth
18 28 (4.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.21%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (5.91%) Hedge funds
4 36 (5.19%) Reinsurance
5 31 (4.47%) N-Tier
6 20 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.73%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.15%) User Experience
10 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.86%) Clustering
12 5 (0.72%) Xbox
13 4 (0.58%) 3D Printing
13 4 (0.58%) Arduino
13 4 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.43%) Derivative
14 3 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.75%) Unix
2 19 (2.74%) Linux
3 15 (2.16%) Windows
4 9 (1.30%) Android
5 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (24.93%) DevOps
3 164 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
4 139 (20.03%) MVC
5 114 (16.43%) ETL
5 114 (16.43%) Microservices
6 91 (13.11%) TDD
7 84 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
8 79 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
9 75 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 71 (10.23%) Software Engineering
11 66 (9.51%) Migration
12 60 (8.65%) Unit Testing
13 59 (8.50%) Mentoring
14 52 (7.49%) CRM
14 52 (7.49%) Deployment Automation
14 52 (7.49%) Scrum
15 51 (7.35%) Analytics
15 51 (7.35%) SOA
16 50 (7.20%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 658 (94.81%) SQL
2 345 (49.71%) C#
3 240 (34.58%) T-SQL
4 224 (32.28%) JavaScript
5 108 (15.56%) Python
6 78 (11.24%) Java
7 75 (10.81%) PowerShell
8 29 (4.18%) PL/SQL
9 27 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 26 (3.75%) C++
11 23 (3.31%) VB
12 21 (3.03%) C
13 16 (2.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 14 (2.02%) TypeScript
15 13 (1.87%) VBA
16 7 (1.01%) Perl
16 7 (1.01%) PHP
16 7 (1.01%) VB6
17 6 (0.86%) R
18 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (14.12%) Degree
2 34 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.87%) Master's Degree
4 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.43%) HND
6 2 (0.29%) MCSA
6 2 (0.29%) MCSE
6 2 (0.29%) PhD
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.87%) QA
2 8 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.01%) GDPR
4 2 (0.29%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (6.34%) Docker
2 11 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (7.20%) Kubernetes
2 40 (5.76%) Terraform
3 30 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.43%) Foglight
5 2 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) Grafana
6 1 (0.14%) MIIS
6 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 145 (20.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.80%) Oracle
3 42 (6.05%) Google
4 30 (4.32%) Nintex
5 14 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.02%) Sybase
6 10 (1.44%) SAP
7 9 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 8 (1.15%) Telerik
8 8 (1.15%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.01%) Informatica
10 6 (0.86%) Dell
11 4 (0.58%) Databricks
11 4 (0.58%) RedGate
11 4 (0.58%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.43%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.43%) QAD
12 3 (0.43%) Splunk
12 3 (0.43%) Xceptor
13 2 (0.29%) Cognos