The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 450 426 288
Rank change year-on-year -24 -138  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 517 658 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.67% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.69% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 454 593 1075
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -33 484 £41,750 -7.22% 55
London -22 193 £52,500 -4.54% 19
North West +38 108 £39,250 -1.87% 13
South East -11 84 £44,000 +6.66% 10
Manchester +30 83 £40,000 -6.97% 9
East of England -12 31 £40,000 -10.11% 2
City of London +23 28 £55,000 +15.78% 9
Scotland +40 27 £45,000 -3.22% 1
West Midlands +13 23 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +39 22 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 18 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Edinburgh +6 17 £45,000 -3.22% 1
Yorkshire -45 17 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Sussex +17 16 £32,000 -44.34% 1
South West -30 15 £36,250 +7.40% 3
Leeds -19 14 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -30 14 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Crawley +25 13 £32,000 -44.34%
East Midlands +7 13 £40,000 -15.78%
Hampshire -13 13 £45,000 +2.27% 2
Gatwick - 13 £32,000 -
Salford - 13 £40,000 - 2
Birmingham +14 12 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 11 £42,500 -32.00%
Northamptonshire +5 10 £40,000 -8.57%
Milton Keynes +4 10 £37,500 +15.38%
Warrington -3 10 £38,750 -
Cheshire -28 10 £38,750 +0.64% 1
Glasgow +13 9 £40,000 -
Liverpool +11 9 £36,000 +18.03% 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1005 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 692 (68.72%) SQL
3 525 (52.14%) T-SQL
4 508 (50.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 478 (47.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 454 (45.08%) C#
7 452 (44.89%) .NET
8 404 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
9 401 (39.82%) Business Intelligence
10 366 (36.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 352 (34.96%) Microsoft
12 351 (34.86%) Data Warehouse
13 322 (31.98%) Finance
14 280 (27.81%) ETL
15 259 (25.72%) ASP.NET
16 247 (24.53%) MVC
17 200 (19.86%) JavaScript
18 194 (19.27%) SQL Server 2014
19 176 (17.48%) SQL Server 2008
20 148 (14.70%) HTML
21 144 (14.30%) .NET Framework
22 136 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
22 136 (13.51%) Degree
23 135 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
24 132 (13.11%) Banking
24 132 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
25 122 (12.12%) CSS
26 118 (11.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
27 112 (11.12%) Scrum
28 110 (10.92%) jQuery

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 46 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.48%) CMS
3 28 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 27 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (2.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 20 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.39%) Alfresco
8 11 (1.09%) IIS
9 10 (0.99%) Confluence
10 9 (0.89%) SAS
11 4 (0.40%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.30%) WordPress
13 2 (0.20%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.099%) Apache
14 1 (0.099%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.099%) Kentico
14 1 (0.099%) Liferay
14 1 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.099%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.19%) Google Play
5 10 (0.99%) SaaS
6 7 (0.70%) Office 365
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.099%) GitHub
8 1 (0.099%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.07%) Internet
2 8 (0.79%) Intranet
3 3 (0.30%) Broadband
4 2 (0.20%) Extranet
4 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1005 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 508 (50.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 478 (47.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 366 (36.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 351 (34.86%) Data Warehouse
6 194 (19.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 176 (17.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 136 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 132 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 118 (11.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 104 (10.33%) Relational Database
12 75 (7.45%) Power BI
13 49 (4.87%) Big Data
14 40 (3.97%) QlikView
15 38 (3.77%) OLAP
16 37 (3.67%) MySQL
17 26 (2.58%) RDBMS
18 24 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
19 21 (2.09%) DTS
19 21 (2.09%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 106 (10.53%) Subversion
2 91 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 80 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 66 (6.55%) Git (software)
5 47 (4.67%) JIRA
6 24 (2.38%) JSUnit
7 23 (2.28%) NUnit
8 21 (2.09%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.99%) Bugzilla
10 17 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (1.59%) Trac
12 14 (1.39%) MSTest
13 13 (1.29%) ERwin
14 11 (1.09%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.09%) Selenium
15 10 (0.99%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.79%) TortoiseSVN
17 7 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
17 7 (0.70%) SpecFlow
18 6 (0.60%) NCover
General
1 322 (31.98%) Finance
2 132 (13.11%) Banking
3 80 (7.94%) Retail
4 72 (7.15%) Investment Banking
5 59 (5.86%) Legal
6 41 (4.07%) Back Office
7 35 (3.48%) Financial Institution
8 30 (2.98%) Games
9 21 (2.09%) Marketing
10 16 (1.59%) Front Office
11 12 (1.19%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.099%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (44.89%) .NET
2 259 (25.72%) ASP.NET
3 148 (14.70%) HTML
4 144 (14.30%) .NET Framework
5 135 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 122 (12.12%) CSS
7 110 (10.92%) jQuery
8 107 (10.63%) WCF
9 90 (8.94%) AngularJS
10 85 (8.44%) Web Services
11 81 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 75 (7.45%) WPF
13 69 (6.85%) Entity Framework
14 66 (6.55%) XML
15 61 (6.06%) MDX
16 51 (5.06%) RESTful
17 49 (4.87%) Ajax
18 46 (4.57%) LINQ
19 41 (4.07%) NHibernate
20 36 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 42 (4.17%) Equities
4 36 (3.57%) Tandem
5 32 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.58%) Fintech
6 26 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.79%) iPad
8 17 (1.69%) BBC
9 16 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.39%) Social Media
11 13 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.19%) Derivative
12 12 (1.19%) iPhone
12 12 (1.19%) Replication
13 9 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 9 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
14 8 (0.79%) Clustering
14 8 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.26%) Windows
2 16 (1.59%) Android
2 16 (1.59%) Unix
3 9 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.60%) Linux
5 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.099%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (39.82%) Business Intelligence
3 280 (27.81%) ETL
4 247 (24.53%) MVC
5 112 (11.12%) Scrum
6 98 (9.73%) OO
7 84 (8.34%) Mentoring
8 82 (8.14%) Software Engineering
8 82 (8.14%) Unit Testing
8 82 (8.14%) Web Development
9 81 (8.04%) TDD
10 65 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 60 (5.96%) Analytics
11 60 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
12 59 (5.86%) Kimball Methodology
12 59 (5.86%) OOP
13 47 (4.67%) Data Modelling
13 47 (4.67%) Refactoring
14 46 (4.57%) Data Management
14 46 (4.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 692 (68.72%) SQL
2 525 (52.14%) T-SQL
3 454 (45.08%) C#
4 200 (19.86%) JavaScript
5 76 (7.55%) VB.NET
6 66 (6.55%) Java
7 33 (3.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 18 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.79%) VBA
9 17 (1.69%) C++
9 17 (1.69%) Python
10 15 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.49%) VB
11 13 (1.29%) PHP
12 11 (1.09%) XAML
13 10 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.89%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
15 8 (0.79%) ES6
16 4 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (13.51%) Degree
2 21 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.60%) MCTS
6 6 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.30%) MCITP
7 3 (0.30%) MCP
7 3 (0.30%) MCPD
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) MCSE
9 1 (0.099%) MCAD
9 1 (0.099%) MCSA
9 1 (0.099%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.66%) QA
2 41 (4.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) IFRS
3 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 8 (0.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (0.70%) Control-M
2 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 352 (34.96%) Microsoft
2 89 (8.84%) Tableau
3 35 (3.48%) Cognos
4 33 (3.28%) Oracle
5 28 (2.78%) Google
6 23 (2.28%) Bloomberg
7 22 (2.18%) Sitecore
8 17 (1.69%) Sony
9 14 (1.39%) Alteryx
9 14 (1.39%) Apple
9 14 (1.39%) Facebook
9 14 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.39%) Yahoo!
10 6 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (0.60%) SAP
11 5 (0.50%) Informatica
11 5 (0.50%) RedGate
12 2 (0.20%) Cisco
12 2 (0.20%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.20%) Telerik
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