Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 480 327
Rank change year-on-year -59 -153 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 813 988 2,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.56% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.58% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 755 889 1,916
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -49 773 £45,000 - 77
UK excluding London -21 516 £41,000 +2.50% 61
London -75 288 £57,500 - 20
South East +40 182 £45,000 +12.50% 20
North of England -82 106 £38,500 -3.75% 21
Midlands +17 79 £37,000 -17.78% 9
South West +34 68 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West -50 65 £37,500 -3.23% 9
East of England +8 52 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +26 46 £36,500 -8.75% 2
Yorkshire -42 40 £39,500 -7.06% 12
East Midlands +14 33 £41,000 -18.00% 7
Scotland -35 28 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Wales +17 3 £40,000 +56.86% 2
North East -21 1 £26,000 -25.71%

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, SQL Server 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 Server Developer in the job title.

1 813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 503 (61.87%) SQL
3 407 (50.06%) .NET
4 406 (49.94%) C#
5 376 (46.25%) T-SQL
6 365 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 361 (44.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 321 (39.48%) Business Intelligence
9 295 (36.29%) Microsoft
10 255 (31.37%) Data Warehouse
11 253 (31.12%) ASP.NET
12 250 (30.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 237 (29.15%) Finance
14 234 (28.78%) MVC
15 229 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
16 199 (24.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 196 (24.11%) JavaScript
18 160 (19.68%) ETL
19 154 (18.94%) HTML
20 146 (17.96%) SQL Server 2016
21 141 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
22 138 (16.97%) CSS
23 114 (14.02%) .NET Framework
24 106 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
25 99 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
26 97 (11.93%) WCF
27 93 (11.44%) Banking
28 89 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
29 88 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
29 88 (10.82%) SQL Server 2012

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 76 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 48 (5.90%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 32 (3.94%) IIS
5 7 (0.86%) CMS
5 7 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.62%) WordPress
7 4 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.37%) JBoss
8 3 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.12%) Confluence
10 1 (0.12%) Kentico
10 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.37%) SPSS
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.49%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.12%) ProgressCRM
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.11%) Office 365
4 7 (0.86%) GitHub
5 6 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.37%) SaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.94%) Internet
2 6 (0.74%) Intranet
3 4 (0.49%) SMS
4 2 (0.25%) DNS
4 2 (0.25%) Firewall
4 2 (0.25%) HTTP
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 365 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 361 (44.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 255 (31.37%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (30.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 199 (24.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 146 (17.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 106 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 89 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 88 (10.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 70 (8.61%) Power BI
12 28 (3.44%) OLAP
13 25 (3.08%) QlikView
14 23 (2.83%) MySQL
15 21 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (2.58%) NoSQL
16 19 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (2.34%) MS Access
16 19 (2.34%) Relational Database
17 16 (1.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 99 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 66 (8.12%) Subversion
2 66 (8.12%) Visual Studio
3 25 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (1.35%) Mercurial
5 11 (1.35%) NUnit
6 10 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.86%) Bugzilla
9 7 (0.86%) Trac
10 6 (0.74%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.74%) MSTest
10 6 (0.74%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.62%) JIRA
11 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.49%) Flyway
General
1 237 (29.15%) Finance
2 93 (11.44%) Banking
3 63 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.83%) Marketing
4 23 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.21%) Retail
7 17 (2.09%) Advertising
8 16 (1.97%) Electronics
8 16 (1.97%) Games
9 13 (1.60%) Front Office
10 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.98%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Law
14 1 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (50.06%) .NET
2 253 (31.12%) ASP.NET
3 154 (18.94%) HTML
4 141 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 138 (16.97%) CSS
6 114 (14.02%) .NET Framework
7 97 (11.93%) WCF
8 86 (10.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 80 (9.84%) jQuery
10 78 (9.59%) AngularJS
11 76 (9.35%) Web Services
12 71 (8.73%) Ajax
13 63 (7.75%) XML
14 58 (7.13%) WPF
15 46 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 44 (5.41%) NHibernate
17 36 (4.43%) Entity Framework
18 30 (3.69%) RESTful
19 28 (3.44%) HTML5
20 27 (3.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.26%) Fintech
3 42 (5.17%) Tandem
4 39 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.35%) User Experience
9 10 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.11%) Reinsurance
11 8 (0.98%) Equities
12 7 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.74%) NHS
14 5 (0.62%) Clustering
14 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.62%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.62%) Replication
15 4 (0.49%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.64%) Windows
2 16 (1.97%) Linux
3 12 (1.48%) Android
4 10 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.62%) Unix
7 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (39.48%) Business Intelligence
2 234 (28.78%) MVC
3 229 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (19.68%) ETL
5 83 (10.21%) TDD
6 72 (8.86%) Asset Management
7 62 (7.63%) Web Development
8 61 (7.50%) Scrum
9 45 (5.54%) Wealth Management
9 45 (5.54%) Web Application Development
10 39 (4.80%) Data Modelling
10 39 (4.80%) OO
11 37 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
12 36 (4.43%) Analytics
12 36 (4.43%) Software Engineering
13 34 (4.18%) Data Analysis
13 34 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (4.06%) Project Management
15 32 (3.94%) SDLC
16 31 (3.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 503 (61.87%) SQL
2 406 (49.94%) C#
3 376 (46.25%) T-SQL
4 196 (24.11%) JavaScript
5 69 (8.49%) VB.NET
6 38 (4.67%) VBA
7 34 (4.18%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.20%) Java
9 19 (2.34%) PHP
10 16 (1.97%) C
11 14 (1.72%) C++
12 11 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.35%) Python
12 11 (1.35%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.35%) VB
13 10 (1.23%) R
14 8 (0.98%) Perl
15 7 (0.86%) ES6
16 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 26 (3.20%) Degree
2 17 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.49%) MCSE
6 3 (0.37%) MCITP
6 3 (0.37%) MCP
7 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.12%) MCAD
8 1 (0.12%) MCSD
8 1 (0.12%) MCTS
8 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.46%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 295 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.06%) Tableau
3 29 (3.57%) Oracle
4 24 (2.95%) Google
5 22 (2.71%) SAP
6 12 (1.48%) Cognos
7 9 (1.11%) Infragistics
8 8 (0.98%) Sitecore
8 8 (0.98%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.86%) Sybase
10 6 (0.74%) Twitter
11 5 (0.62%) Informatica
11 5 (0.62%) Telerik
12 4 (0.49%) RedGate
12 4 (0.49%) Remedy
12 4 (0.49%) Talend
12 4 (0.49%) Unisys
13 3 (0.37%) IBM
13 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.25%) Sony