The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
UK
Rank 447 371 362
Rank change year-on-year -76 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 485 850 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.82% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.85% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 445 728 824
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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 Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server 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 Server Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -77 462 £42,500 -5.55% 53
London -61 197 £60,000 +9.09% 17
South East +63 83 £42,500 - 11
North West +36 77 £35,000 - 6
Manchester +16 51 £35,000 -12.50% 5
City of London +30 40 £60,000 +12.14% 4
East of England +18 37 £40,250 -5.29% 7
Yorkshire -86 21 £38,750 -3.12% 3
South West -4 20 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Hertfordshire +21 18 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Oxfordshire +14 18 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Scotland +24 17 £40,000 +1.91% 1
East Midlands -13 17 £37,500 -9.09% 3
West Sussex +10 16 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Yorkshire -59 14 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Gatwick -2 13 £42,500 +54.54%
Leeds -45 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Crawley +17 12 £42,500 -1.73% 1
Liverpool +15 12 £40,000 -
Merseyside +11 12 £40,000 -
Leicestershire -1 12 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Watford - 11 £40,000 -
Berkshire +26 10 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Cheshire +14 10 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Hampshire +11 10 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Essex +10 10 £50,000 +11.11%
Edinburgh -5 10 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £34,000 -17.07% 2
Wallingford - 9 £37,500 -
Surrey +35 8 £50,000 +11.11%

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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.

1 989 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 672 (67.81%) SQL
3 494 (49.85%) .NET
4 487 (49.14%) C#
5 481 (48.54%) T-SQL
6 448 (45.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 402 (40.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 378 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
9 358 (36.13%) Business Intelligence
10 349 (35.22%) Microsoft
11 301 (30.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 296 (29.87%) Data Warehouse
13 292 (29.47%) ASP.NET
14 285 (28.76%) Finance
15 254 (25.63%) JavaScript
16 252 (25.43%) MVC
17 249 (25.13%) ETL
18 214 (21.59%) HTML
19 202 (20.38%) MS Excel
20 175 (17.66%) CSS
21 153 (15.44%) jQuery
21 153 (15.44%) SQL Server 2008
22 150 (15.14%) Degree
23 148 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
24 143 (14.43%) SQL Server 2014
25 129 (13.02%) .NET Framework
26 125 (12.61%) ASP.NET MVC
27 119 (12.01%) Scrum
28 112 (11.30%) Relational Database
29 109 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 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 58 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (3.03%) IIS
4 28 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.31%) Confluence
6 11 (1.11%) CMS
7 10 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.71%) Apache
9 7 (0.71%) SAS
10 5 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.30%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.30%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.30%) WordPress
13 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.20%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 202 (20.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.81%) MS Office
3 4 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.01%) GitHub
4 10 (1.01%) SaaS
5 6 (0.61%) Google Play
6 4 (0.40%) Office 365
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.02%) Internet
2 14 (1.41%) HTTP
3 7 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.10%) Extranet
4 1 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 448 (45.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 402 (40.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 301 (30.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 296 (29.87%) Data Warehouse
6 153 (15.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 143 (14.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 112 (11.30%) Relational Database
10 80 (8.07%) Power BI
11 66 (6.66%) MySQL
12 60 (6.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 56 (5.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 38 (3.83%) Big Data
15 34 (3.43%) RDBMS
16 31 (3.13%) NoSQL
16 31 (3.13%) OLAP
17 28 (2.83%) QlikView
18 25 (2.52%) Hadoop
19 22 (2.22%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 109 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 99 (9.99%) Subversion
3 92 (9.28%) Visual Studio
4 78 (7.87%) Git (software)
5 51 (5.15%) JIRA
6 25 (2.52%) Bugzilla
6 25 (2.52%) Trac
7 19 (1.92%) NUnit
8 15 (1.51%) JSUnit
9 14 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (1.21%) Selenium
11 10 (1.01%) MSTest
12 9 (0.91%) NCover
12 9 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
13 8 (0.81%) ERwin
14 7 (0.71%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
15 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.40%) Plastic SCM
15 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 285 (28.76%) Finance
2 108 (10.90%) Banking
3 63 (6.36%) Retail
4 47 (4.74%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.24%) Back Office
6 38 (3.83%) Marketing
7 28 (2.83%) Legal
8 17 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.72%) Games
9 14 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.21%) Front Office
10 12 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.81%) Advertising
11 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.30%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (49.85%) .NET
2 292 (29.47%) ASP.NET
3 214 (21.59%) HTML
4 175 (17.66%) CSS
5 153 (15.44%) jQuery
6 129 (13.02%) .NET Framework
7 125 (12.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 107 (10.80%) WCF
9 92 (9.28%) Web Services
10 86 (8.68%) AngularJS
11 83 (8.38%) WPF
11 83 (8.38%) XML
12 61 (6.16%) Ajax
12 61 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 54 (5.45%) HTML5
14 53 (5.35%) Entity Framework
15 48 (4.84%) WinForms
16 38 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 37 (3.73%) MDX
17 37 (3.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.33%) Tandem
4 31 (3.13%) iPad
5 25 (2.52%) Equities
6 22 (2.22%) Fintech
7 20 (2.02%) Replication
8 19 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.51%) Clustering
10 15 (1.51%) NHS
11 14 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
11 14 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.41%) Graphic Design
12 11 (1.11%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.01%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.81%) User Experience
15 7 (0.71%) Derivative
16 6 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.25%) Windows
2 15 (1.51%) Unix
3 9 (0.91%) Android
4 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.30%) Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (36.13%) Business Intelligence
3 252 (25.43%) MVC
4 249 (25.13%) ETL
5 119 (12.01%) Scrum
6 93 (9.38%) OO
7 84 (8.48%) Web Development
8 80 (8.07%) Unit Testing
9 79 (7.97%) SDLC
10 76 (7.67%) Data Modelling
11 74 (7.47%) TDD
12 68 (6.86%) Software Engineering
13 64 (6.46%) OOP
13 64 (6.46%) Performance Tuning
14 59 (5.95%) Analytics
14 59 (5.95%) E-Commerce
15 56 (5.65%) Mentoring
16 47 (4.74%) Kanban
17 44 (4.44%) Kimball Methodology
18 42 (4.24%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 672 (67.81%) SQL
2 487 (49.14%) C#
3 481 (48.54%) T-SQL
4 254 (25.63%) JavaScript
5 101 (10.19%) VB.NET
6 61 (6.16%) Java
7 36 (3.63%) VBA
8 23 (2.32%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.82%) VB
10 17 (1.72%) C++
11 15 (1.51%) Python
12 13 (1.31%) PHP
13 12 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 12 (1.21%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 12 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.71%) XAML
15 7 (0.71%) XPath
16 5 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 150 (15.14%) Degree
2 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.50%) MCTS
3 5 (0.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.30%) MCITP
4 3 (0.30%) MCP
4 3 (0.30%) MCPD
4 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.10%) HNC
5 1 (0.10%) HND
5 1 (0.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.05%) QA
2 26 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) IFRS
3 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
3 2 (0.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.01%) Control-M
2 6 (0.61%) Puppet
3 4 (0.40%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.20%) Kibana
4 2 (0.20%) logstash
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 349 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.08%) Tableau
3 41 (4.14%) Cognos
4 19 (1.92%) Bloomberg
5 18 (1.82%) Oracle
6 9 (0.91%) Talend
7 7 (0.71%) Google
7 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.61%) SAP
9 5 (0.50%) Alteryx
9 5 (0.50%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.50%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (0.50%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.50%) Sony
10 4 (0.40%) RedGate
10 4 (0.40%) Sybase
11 3 (0.30%) Informatica
11 3 (0.30%) Splunk
12 2 (0.20%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.10%) Cloudera
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Equity Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£62,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35 - 65k + Bonus, 3% Pension, Healthcare and more
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30 - 50k + 5% Pension and more!
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago