The median annual salary for a SQL Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Developer
UK
Rank 136 91 91
Rank change year-on-year -45 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1999 3125 3271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 3.05% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 3.17% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1825 2749 2929
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 £30,000 £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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -47 1895 £42,500 -5.55% 260
London -55 705 £57,500 +9.52% 82
South East -8 410 £42,500 +6.25% 44
North West -2 240 £37,500 +4.16% 38
Manchester +3 156 £35,000 -12.50% 23
City of London +4 147 £60,000 +12.14% 21
Yorkshire -58 128 £40,000 - 17
West Midlands -9 126 £37,500 - 28
East of England -13 115 £42,500 -3.40% 24
West Yorkshire -60 86 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands -10 83 £35,000 -1.40% 10
South West -32 81 £37,500 - 15
Berkshire -13 74 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Scotland +7 68 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Hampshire -3 65 £40,000 - 6
Surrey -1 63 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Oxfordshire +31 59 £37,500 -2.59% 11
Hertfordshire +1 54 £45,000 +5.88% 11
West Sussex +15 51 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Leeds -65 45 £40,750 +1.87% 8
Glasgow +22 43 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Kent +13 42 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 40 £34,000 -17.07% 7
Birmingham +2 36 £37,500 -3.60% 11
Cheshire +6 35 £37,500 - 10
Nottinghamshire +6 34 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Leicestershire +3 33 £36,500 +4.28% 3
Staffordshire +3 33 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Essex +3 33 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Reading +15 29 £33,500 -16.25%

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3729 (92.03%) SQL
2 2753 (67.94%) SQL Server
3 1996 (49.26%) .NET
4 1995 (49.23%) C#
5 1380 (34.06%) T-SQL
6 1326 (32.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1284 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1160 (28.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1149 (28.36%) JavaScript
10 1131 (27.91%) Finance
11 1078 (26.60%) ASP.NET
12 1067 (26.33%) Microsoft
13 1059 (26.14%) HTML
14 1014 (25.02%) Business Intelligence
15 982 (24.23%) MVC
16 836 (20.63%) CSS
17 793 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
18 735 (18.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 731 (18.04%) ETL
20 617 (15.23%) MS Excel
21 528 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC
22 526 (12.98%) jQuery
23 493 (12.17%) Degree
24 484 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
25 457 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
26 444 (10.96%) Java
27 437 (10.78%) Oracle
28 435 (10.74%) Banking
29 429 (10.59%) .NET Framework
30 425 (10.49%) AngularJS

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 134 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 73 (1.80%) IIS
3 51 (1.26%) CMS
4 49 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 41 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 39 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 34 (0.84%) Apache
8 32 (0.79%) Confluence
9 31 (0.77%) Umbraco
10 29 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (0.69%) SAS
12 27 (0.67%) Apache Spark
13 26 (0.64%) JBoss
13 26 (0.64%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.59%) Drupal
15 18 (0.44%) MQSeries
16 14 (0.35%) WordPress
17 13 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 11 (0.27%) ColdFusion
18 11 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 617 (15.23%) MS Excel
2 74 (1.83%) MS Office
3 18 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
9 4 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.099%) FastStats
10 3 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.074%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.074%) FastStats PeopleStage
10 3 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.074%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.074%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.074%) StreamServe
10 3 (0.074%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 207 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (1.70%) SaaS
4 26 (0.64%) GitHub
5 16 (0.39%) Office 365
6 15 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.17%) Asana
9 6 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.15%) Google Play
10 3 (0.074%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.074%) Trello
11 2 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.025%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.025%) Boomi
12 1 (0.025%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (0.89%) Intranet
2 33 (0.81%) Internet
3 26 (0.64%) HTTP
4 5 (0.12%) DNS
4 5 (0.12%) FTP
4 5 (0.12%) SSL
5 4 (0.099%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.099%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.074%) Firewall
6 3 (0.074%) SMTP
6 3 (0.074%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.049%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.049%) LAN
8 1 (0.025%) Extranet
8 1 (0.025%) LDAP
8 1 (0.025%) Skype
8 1 (0.025%) VPN
8 1 (0.025%) WAN
8 1 (0.025%) Wireless
8 1 (0.025%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2753 (67.94%) SQL Server
2 1326 (32.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1160 (28.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 793 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
5 735 (18.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 484 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 457 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 335 (8.27%) Relational Database
9 291 (7.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 215 (5.31%) MySQL
11 176 (4.34%) Power BI
12 165 (4.07%) Big Data
13 140 (3.46%) NoSQL
14 131 (3.23%) Oracle Database
15 120 (2.96%) RDBMS
16 119 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
17 113 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
18 106 (2.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 94 (2.32%) QlikView
20 93 (2.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 296 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 278 (6.86%) Visual Studio
3 242 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 161 (3.97%) Subversion
5 126 (3.11%) JIRA
6 79 (1.95%) NUnit
7 73 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 64 (1.58%) Selenium
9 56 (1.38%) Maven
10 46 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 43 (1.06%) TeamCity
12 42 (1.04%) MSTest
13 41 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
14 33 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (0.74%) JUnit
16 28 (0.69%) Bitbucket
17 27 (0.67%) SpecFlow
18 25 (0.62%) Bugzilla
18 25 (0.62%) Trac
19 24 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1131 (27.91%) Finance
2 435 (10.74%) Banking
3 142 (3.50%) Retail
4 138 (3.41%) Marketing
5 121 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 94 (2.32%) Legal
7 86 (2.12%) Back Office
8 55 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.18%) Front Office
10 40 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 38 (0.94%) Games
12 31 (0.77%) Advertising
12 31 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.64%) Law
14 22 (0.54%) Electronics
15 20 (0.49%) Publishing
16 15 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.20%) Private Banking
18 7 (0.17%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1996 (49.26%) .NET
2 1078 (26.60%) ASP.NET
3 1059 (26.14%) HTML
4 836 (20.63%) CSS
5 528 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 526 (12.98%) jQuery
7 429 (10.59%) .NET Framework
8 425 (10.49%) AngularJS
9 405 (10.00%) XML
10 395 (9.75%) Web Services
11 375 (9.25%) WCF
12 307 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 295 (7.28%) WPF
14 270 (6.66%) HTML5
15 211 (5.21%) Entity Framework
16 173 (4.27%) WinForms
17 167 (4.12%) Ajax
18 142 (3.50%) REST
19 135 (3.33%) Spring
20 128 (3.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 287 (7.08%) Computer Science
2 227 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 89 (2.20%) Hedge funds
5 77 (1.90%) Fintech
6 76 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 68 (1.68%) Replication
8 67 (1.65%) iPad
9 64 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 44 (1.09%) User Experience
12 41 (1.01%) Clustering
13 40 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 39 (0.96%) SWIFT
15 38 (0.94%) NHS
16 37 (0.91%) Credit Risk
16 37 (0.91%) Fixed Income
17 35 (0.86%) Tandem
18 34 (0.84%) Algorithms
18 34 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 269 (6.64%) Windows
2 139 (3.43%) Linux
3 77 (1.90%) Android
4 73 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 68 (1.68%) Unix
6 48 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.049%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.049%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.049%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.025%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.025%) Solaris
11 1 (0.025%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.025%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1284 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1014 (25.02%) Business Intelligence
3 982 (24.23%) MVC
4 731 (18.04%) ETL
5 408 (10.07%) Web Development
6 407 (10.04%) TDD
7 389 (9.60%) Scrum
8 357 (8.81%) OO
9 319 (7.87%) Software Engineering
10 294 (7.26%) Unit Testing
11 293 (7.23%) SDLC
12 237 (5.85%) Performance Tuning
13 207 (5.11%) Data Modelling
14 201 (4.96%) Analytics
14 201 (4.96%) OOP
15 178 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
16 173 (4.27%) Mathematics
17 171 (4.22%) E-Commerce
18 161 (3.97%) Mentoring
19 124 (3.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3729 (92.03%) SQL
2 1995 (49.23%) C#
3 1380 (34.06%) T-SQL
4 1149 (28.36%) JavaScript
5 444 (10.96%) Java
6 324 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 260 (6.42%) PL/SQL
8 157 (3.87%) VBA
9 145 (3.58%) Python
10 133 (3.28%) VB
11 132 (3.26%) PHP
12 95 (2.34%) C++
13 85 (2.10%) PowerShell
14 46 (1.14%) C
15 43 (1.06%) Ruby
16 37 (0.91%) TypeScript
17 35 (0.86%) Scala
18 33 (0.81%) Shell Script
19 31 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 28 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 493 (12.17%) Degree
2 85 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (0.37%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.32%) MCTS
5 11 (0.27%) PhD
6 8 (0.20%) MCP
7 7 (0.17%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.15%) MCSD
9 5 (0.12%) MCITP
10 3 (0.074%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.074%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.074%) MCPD
10 3 (0.074%) MCSA
11 2 (0.049%) HNC
11 2 (0.049%) HND
11 2 (0.049%) MCSE
12 1 (0.025%) ISEB
12 1 (0.025%) MCAD
12 1 (0.025%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.025%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.44%) QA
2 56 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.52%) Basel III
4 20 (0.49%) SLA
5 17 (0.42%) MiFID
6 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.099%) EMIR
7 4 (0.099%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.074%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.049%) IFRS
9 2 (0.049%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.049%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.025%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.025%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (0.42%) Docker
2 11 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.074%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.049%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.025%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (0.94%) Control-M
2 13 (0.32%) Puppet
3 11 (0.27%) Ansible
4 7 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.099%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.049%) Kibana
7 2 (0.049%) logstash
8 1 (0.025%) Grafana
8 1 (0.025%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1067 (26.33%) Microsoft
2 437 (10.78%) Oracle
3 160 (3.95%) Tableau
4 86 (2.12%) Cognos
5 43 (1.06%) Sybase
6 37 (0.91%) Xamarin
7 36 (0.89%) IBM
8 31 (0.77%) RedGate
9 30 (0.74%) Bloomberg
10 27 (0.67%) SAP
11 24 (0.59%) Perforce
12 22 (0.54%) Google
12 22 (0.54%) Talend
13 21 (0.52%) DevExpress
13 21 (0.52%) Informatica
14 15 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.35%) Telerik
16 12 (0.30%) Adobe
17 10 (0.25%) Sage
18 9 (0.22%) Teradata
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Net Talent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and flexible working hours
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary to £43k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £70k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension, Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent salary + cracking benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Excellent workplace
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago