Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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

SQL Server Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 479 367
Rank change year-on-year -84 -112 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 802 992 1,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.58% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.60% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 745 937 1,616
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%

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 171,036 166,082 198,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.56% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,943 137,888 166,120
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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 -69 765 £45,000 +5.88% 64
UK excluding London -54 501 £40,000 - 45
London -73 289 £55,000 -6.78% 24
South East -15 185 £42,500 +2.41% 17
Midlands +41 103 £36,500 -8.75% 6
North of England -103 95 £40,000 +6.67% 10
East of England -21 55 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Midlands +17 53 £35,000 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +14 50 £37,000 -7.50% 4
North West -115 49 £40,500 +8.00% 6
Yorkshire +7 46 £40,000 -1.84% 4
South West -6 39 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Scotland -34 21 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Wales -1 2 £41,250 +30.95% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 802 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 483 (60.22%) SQL
3 411 (51.25%) C#
4 393 (49.00%) .NET
5 373 (46.51%) T-SQL
6 367 (45.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 358 (44.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 333 (41.52%) Business Intelligence
9 293 (36.53%) Microsoft
10 288 (35.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 279 (34.79%) Data Warehouse
12 250 (31.17%) ASP.NET
13 246 (30.67%) MVC
14 222 (27.68%) JavaScript
15 210 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
16 198 (24.69%) Finance
17 192 (23.94%) SQL Server 2014
18 187 (23.32%) HTML
19 185 (23.07%) SQL Server 2016
20 172 (21.45%) CSS
21 129 (16.08%) ASP.NET MVC
22 127 (15.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 125 (15.59%) ETL
24 103 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
24 103 (12.84%) jQuery
25 88 (10.97%) .NET Framework
25 88 (10.97%) WCF
26 84 (10.47%) Web Services
27 74 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
28 73 (9.10%) AngularJS

SQL Server 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 55 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
2 25 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (1.62%) IIS
4 6 (0.75%) CMS
5 5 (0.62%) Confluence
5 5 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
5 5 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.50%) JBoss
6 4 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 3 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.37%) Office 365
5 3 (0.37%) Trello
6 2 (0.25%) GitHub
6 2 (0.25%) NuGet
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.99%) Internet
2 10 (1.25%) SMS
3 2 (0.25%) DNS
3 2 (0.25%) Firewall
3 2 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.12%) HTTP
4 1 (0.12%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 802 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 367 (45.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (44.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 288 (35.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 279 (34.79%) Data Warehouse
6 192 (23.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 185 (23.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 127 (15.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 69 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 68 (8.48%) Power BI
11 67 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 44 (5.49%) OLAP
13 26 (3.24%) Relational Database
14 20 (2.49%) OLTP
15 17 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (2.12%) MySQL
16 16 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (2.00%) QlikView
17 14 (1.75%) MS Access
17 14 (1.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 72 (8.98%) Visual Studio
2 67 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (8.10%) Subversion
4 29 (3.62%) Git (software)
5 21 (2.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (2.12%) NUnit
7 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.87%) JIRA
9 12 (1.50%) MSTest
10 7 (0.87%) Bugzilla
10 7 (0.87%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.87%) Trac
11 6 (0.75%) Moq
12 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.50%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.37%) Maven
14 3 (0.37%) RStudio
General
1 198 (24.69%) Finance
2 68 (8.48%) Banking
3 37 (4.61%) Investment Banking
3 37 (4.61%) Marketing
4 27 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.24%) Retail
6 22 (2.74%) Advertising
7 19 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.75%) Electronics
9 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 3 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.37%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (49.00%) .NET
2 250 (31.17%) ASP.NET
3 187 (23.32%) HTML
4 172 (21.45%) CSS
5 129 (16.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 103 (12.84%) jQuery
7 88 (10.97%) .NET Framework
7 88 (10.97%) WCF
8 84 (10.47%) Web Services
9 74 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 73 (9.10%) AngularJS
11 68 (8.48%) WPF
12 61 (7.61%) Ajax
13 44 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 43 (5.36%) Entity Framework
14 43 (5.36%) XML
15 41 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 36 (4.49%) HTML5
16 36 (4.49%) NHibernate
17 33 (4.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
1 60 (7.48%) Fintech
2 43 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (4.49%) Tandem
4 18 (2.24%) Data Structures
4 18 (2.24%) User Experience
5 16 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.00%) Hedge funds
6 13 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.25%) NHS
8 9 (1.12%) Reinsurance
9 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.62%) Clustering
11 5 (0.62%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.50%) Replication
13 3 (0.37%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.23%) Windows
2 19 (2.37%) Android
3 16 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.62%) Linux
6 9 (1.12%) VMS
7 8 (1.00%) Unix
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (41.52%) Business Intelligence
2 246 (30.67%) MVC
3 210 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (15.59%) ETL
5 103 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
6 71 (8.85%) Asset Management
6 71 (8.85%) Web Development
7 55 (6.86%) TDD
8 52 (6.48%) Wealth Management
9 45 (5.61%) OO
9 45 (5.61%) Web Application Development
10 40 (4.99%) Scrum
10 40 (4.99%) SDLC
11 36 (4.49%) Kimball Methodology
12 35 (4.36%) Software Engineering
13 34 (4.24%) Analytics
14 31 (3.87%) Data Modelling
15 30 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
15 30 (3.74%) Unit Testing
16 25 (3.12%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 483 (60.22%) SQL
2 411 (51.25%) C#
3 373 (46.51%) T-SQL
4 222 (27.68%) JavaScript
5 65 (8.10%) VB.NET
6 29 (3.62%) VBA
7 26 (3.24%) Java
8 23 (2.87%) C++
8 23 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.49%) Python
10 19 (2.37%) C
11 18 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.00%) VB
13 14 (1.75%) R
14 13 (1.62%) PHP
14 13 (1.62%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.12%) Perl
16 8 (1.00%) XAML
17 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (2.74%) Degree
2 5 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 5 (0.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.12%) MCP
4 1 (0.12%) MCSE
4 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.25%) QA
3 3 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) Docker
2 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.62%) Control-M
2 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 293 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.62%) Google
3 25 (3.12%) Oracle
4 23 (2.87%) SAP
4 23 (2.87%) Tableau
5 15 (1.87%) Infragistics
6 12 (1.50%) Telerik
6 12 (1.50%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.12%) Cognos
8 7 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.62%) Sybase
9 5 (0.62%) Twitter
9 5 (0.62%) WSO2
10 4 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.50%) BMC
10 4 (0.50%) Informatica
10 4 (0.50%) Unisys
11 3 (0.37%) Cisco
11 3 (0.37%) DevExpress