Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 224 182
Rank change year-on-year -44 -42 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 564 2,124 3,193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.51% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.58% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 549 2,046 3,038
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,500 £31,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -39 533 £50,000 - 81
UK excluding London -13 295 £47,500 +7.95% 48
London -36 260 £60,000 -4.00% 37
North of England +12 83 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South East +55 76 £45,000 -7.22% 7
Midlands +65 56 £47,500 +11.76% 17
North West +25 46 £50,000 +21.95% 6
East of England +49 42 £47,500 +13.10% 7
Work from Home 0 41 £50,000 +5.26% 20
West Midlands +40 39 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire +39 31 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East Midlands +81 17 £50,000 +17.65% 10
Wales +43 17 £49,000 +8.89% 2
South West +53 15 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Scotland +41 6 £40,500 -10.00% 2
North East +18 6 £50,000 +5.26% 1

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 536 (95.04%) SQL
2 376 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 231 (40.96%) C#
4 212 (37.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 211 (37.41%) .NET
6 188 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 180 (31.91%) Azure
8 179 (31.74%) Business Intelligence
9 172 (30.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 166 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
11 164 (29.08%) Microsoft
12 158 (28.01%) Finance
13 146 (25.89%) Data Warehouse
14 127 (22.52%) JavaScript
15 119 (21.10%) ETL
16 113 (20.04%) Power Platform
17 112 (19.86%) Power BI
18 104 (18.44%) DevOps
19 101 (17.91%) ASP.NET
20 100 (17.73%) Python
21 90 (15.96%) MVC
22 86 (15.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 80 (14.18%) Analytics
23 80 (14.18%) HTML
24 76 (13.48%) Data Modelling
25 74 (13.12%) Java
26 72 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
26 72 (12.77%) Git (software)
27 71 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
28 70 (12.41%) AWS

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 19 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.48%) Apache
3 13 (2.30%) Confluence
4 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.24%) IIS
6 6 (1.06%) CMS
7 4 (0.71%) Sitefinity
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 180 (31.91%) Azure
2 113 (20.04%) Power Platform
3 70 (12.41%) AWS
4 25 (4.43%) GCP
5 17 (3.01%) SaaS
6 15 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (2.66%) Serverless
7 14 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
7 14 (2.48%) Apigee
7 14 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (1.60%) CloudBees
9 9 (1.60%) NuGet
9 9 (1.60%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.24%) PaaS
10 7 (1.24%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.35%) Asana
11 2 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.71%) Skype
2 3 (0.53%) Broadband
3 2 (0.35%) SSL
3 2 (0.35%) WebEx
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.18%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 212 (37.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 172 (30.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 146 (25.89%) Data Warehouse
5 112 (19.86%) Power BI
6 86 (15.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (6.56%) Big Data
7 37 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (5.67%) Data Lake
9 29 (5.14%) OLTP
10 26 (4.61%) OLAP
10 26 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (4.43%) MySQL
12 23 (4.08%) Looker
13 22 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 19 (3.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 19 (3.37%) Relational Database
16 17 (3.01%) Biml
16 17 (3.01%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 72 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.74%) JIRA
3 34 (6.03%) Jenkins
4 31 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.19%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.48%) Artifactory
6 14 (2.48%) GitLab
6 14 (2.48%) SpecFlow
6 14 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.95%) NUnit
8 8 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.06%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.06%) JUnit
9 6 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.06%) Selenium
10 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.71%) Pylint
10 4 (0.71%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 158 (28.01%) Finance
2 42 (7.45%) Banking
3 26 (4.61%) Public Sector
4 25 (4.43%) Marketing
5 17 (3.01%) Front Office
6 13 (2.30%) Law
7 9 (1.60%) Back Office
8 7 (1.24%) Retail
9 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (37.41%) .NET
2 101 (17.91%) ASP.NET
3 80 (14.18%) HTML
4 69 (12.23%) Web Services
5 64 (11.35%) .NET Framework
5 64 (11.35%) CSS
6 61 (10.82%) AngularJS
7 59 (10.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 58 (10.28%) .NET Core
9 53 (9.40%) XML
10 47 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 45 (7.98%) REST
12 42 (7.45%) Entity Framework
13 39 (6.91%) jQuery
14 27 (4.79%) HTML5
15 26 (4.61%) SOAP
16 24 (4.26%) JSON
16 24 (4.26%) Pandas
17 21 (3.72%) React
18 20 (3.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.14%) Hedge funds
4 21 (3.72%) Fixed Income
4 21 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.55%) User Experience
6 14 (2.48%) Clustering
6 14 (2.48%) Derivative
7 13 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.24%) Equities
11 6 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 6 (1.06%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.71%) 3D Printing
13 4 (0.71%) Arduino
13 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.90%) Unix
1 22 (3.90%) Windows
2 18 (3.19%) Linux
3 10 (1.77%) Android
3 10 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.35%) AIX
5 2 (0.35%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) MVS
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (31.74%) Business Intelligence
2 166 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (21.10%) ETL
4 104 (18.44%) DevOps
5 90 (15.96%) MVC
6 80 (14.18%) Analytics
7 76 (13.48%) Data Modelling
8 72 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
9 71 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (12.41%) TDD
11 54 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (9.40%) Software Engineering
13 49 (8.69%) Unit Testing
14 45 (7.98%) Asset Management
15 40 (7.09%) Data Analytics
16 36 (6.38%) Test Automation
17 35 (6.21%) Web Development
18 34 (6.03%) Microservices
19 32 (5.67%) Scrum
20 29 (5.14%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 536 (95.04%) SQL
2 231 (40.96%) C#
3 188 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 127 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 100 (17.73%) Python
6 74 (13.12%) Java
7 25 (4.43%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 18 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 17 (3.01%) C++
11 15 (2.66%) R
11 15 (2.66%) VB
12 12 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (1.42%) PHP
15 7 (1.24%) C
15 7 (1.24%) VB6
16 6 (1.06%) VBA
17 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (7.27%) Degree
2 14 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.42%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) MCPD
8 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.79%) QA
2 16 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.42%) GDPR
4 3 (0.53%) UCITS
5 2 (0.35%) MiFID
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (7.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 30 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.53%) Foglight
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 164 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.41%) Oracle
3 35 (6.21%) Tableau
4 27 (4.79%) Google
5 21 (3.72%) IBM
6 8 (1.42%) Informatica
6 8 (1.42%) SAP
6 8 (1.42%) Talend
7 7 (1.24%) Databricks
7 7 (1.24%) Telerik
7 7 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.06%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.06%) Hortonworks
9 5 (0.89%) JDA
9 5 (0.89%) Sybase
10 4 (0.71%) Splunk
11 3 (0.53%) Cognos
11 3 (0.53%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.53%) RedGate
11 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com