Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

SQL Programmer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1104 1058 977
Rank change year-on-year -46 -81 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Programmer 78 167 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.088% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.091% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 72 148 312
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +21.88% +6.67% -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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

SQL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Programmer.

Salary trend for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Programmer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -69 74 £50,000 +17.65% 4
London -39 41 £50,000 -2.44%
UK excluding London -12 36 £48,750 +21.88% 4
South East +13 16 £50,000 +29.03%
East of England +9 10 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North of England -7 5 £37,500 +22.95% 2
North West -19 4 £37,500 +31.58%
Midlands +19 2 £42,500 -
East Midlands +33 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +19 1 £40,000 +19.18% 2
Wales +13 1 - -
South West +10 1 £50,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands -2 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland -16 1 £45,000 -

SQL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, SQL Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 72 (92.31%) SQL
2 52 (66.67%) C#
3 49 (62.82%) SQL Server
4 43 (55.13%) .NET
5 31 (39.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (37.18%) Finance
7 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
8 26 (33.33%) Windows
9 24 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (25.64%) Shell Script
11 19 (24.36%) Unix
11 19 (24.36%) T-SQL
12 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (19.23%) Degree
13 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (19.23%) VB
13 15 (19.23%) Java
13 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (19.23%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (17.95%) Sybase
14 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
16 12 (15.38%) Investment Management
16 12 (15.38%) Mathematics
16 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
16 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office Automation
16 12 (15.38%) Office Automation
17 11 (14.10%) DevOps
17 11 (14.10%) Mobile App

SQL Programmer 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 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.85%) Drupal
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.85%) nginx
3 3 (3.85%) WordPress
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Magento
2 2 (2.56%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (62.82%) SQL Server
2 31 (39.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (19.23%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (8.97%) MySQL
6 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (7.69%) QlikView
8 4 (5.13%) MS Access
8 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.56%) Power BI
10 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (2.56%) SQLite
11 1 (1.28%) Blockchain
11 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) Subversion
3 3 (3.85%) Grunt
3 3 (3.85%) gulp
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) MSTest
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Law
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Billing
4 3 (3.85%) Legal
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (55.13%) .NET
2 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.10%) HTML
4 10 (12.82%) XML
5 7 (8.97%) WCF
6 6 (7.69%) CSS
6 6 (7.69%) jQuery
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.41%) LAMP
7 5 (6.41%) WPF
8 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.85%) Ajax
9 3 (3.85%) Classic ASP
9 3 (3.85%) JSON
9 3 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (3.85%) Lucene
9 3 (3.85%) NHibernate
9 3 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (3.85%) WinForms
10 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Equities
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) AS400
6 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Unix
3 7 (8.97%) Linux
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (15.38%) Investment Management
3 12 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 12 (15.38%) Office Automation
4 11 (14.10%) DevOps
5 10 (12.82%) Asset Management
5 10 (12.82%) MVC
6 8 (10.26%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (8.97%) Analytics
8 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.41%) SOA
9 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.85%) API Design
10 3 (3.85%) API Integration
10 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.85%) Data Analytics
10 3 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 72 (92.31%) SQL
2 52 (66.67%) C#
3 20 (25.64%) Shell Script
4 19 (24.36%) T-SQL
5 15 (19.23%) Java
5 15 (19.23%) VB
6 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.82%) VBA
8 8 (10.26%) PHP
9 7 (8.97%) C
10 6 (7.69%) C++
10 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
11 5 (6.41%) VB.NET
12 4 (5.13%) Ruby
13 2 (2.56%) Lua
14 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.28%) R
14 1 (1.28%) RPG
14 1 (1.28%) RPG IV
14 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) Basel III
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.95%) Sybase
3 10 (12.82%) Oracle
4 5 (6.41%) Bloomberg
5 4 (5.13%) iManage
6 3 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (3.85%) Infragistics
6 3 (3.85%) webMethods
7 2 (2.56%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.56%) FactSet
8 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.28%) Murex
8 1 (1.28%) Teradata