Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 435 319
Rank change year-on-year -64 -116 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 964 1361 2208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.69% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.72% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1222 2093
UK median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 16 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 August 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 -65 910 £44,750 -0.56% 62
UK excluding London -53 568 £40,000 - 54
London -72 392 £55,000 - 13
North of England -39 200 £37,500 -6.25% 17
South East -6 168 £42,500 - 12
North West +61 165 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East of England -18 57 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Midlands -37 57 £40,000 - 7
Scotland +39 42 £42,000 -1.18% 5
South West -37 40 £37,500 +4.17% 6
West Midlands +5 35 £40,000 - 5
Yorkshire -90 33 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East Midlands -33 22 £42,500 - 2
Wales +13 4 £37,500 -6.25%
North East +12 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 962 (99.79%) SQL Server
2 679 (70.44%) SQL
3 511 (53.01%) T-SQL
4 500 (51.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 453 (46.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 449 (46.58%) C#
7 437 (45.33%) .NET
8 387 (40.15%) Business Intelligence
9 379 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
10 351 (36.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 337 (34.96%) Data Warehouse
12 322 (33.40%) Microsoft
13 285 (29.56%) Finance
14 265 (27.49%) ETL
15 257 (26.66%) ASP.NET
16 248 (25.73%) MVC
17 209 (21.68%) SQL Server 2014
18 185 (19.19%) JavaScript
19 164 (17.01%) SQL Server 2016
19 164 (17.01%) SQL Server 2008
20 154 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
21 149 (15.46%) .NET Framework
22 132 (13.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 127 (13.17%) SQL Server 2012
24 126 (13.07%) Banking
25 124 (12.86%) HTML
26 115 (11.93%) Scrum
27 108 (11.20%) TDD
28 105 (10.89%) Degree
29 104 (10.79%) CSS

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 49 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.84%) CMS
3 30 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 27 (2.80%) IIS
6 18 (1.87%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.66%) Alfresco
8 8 (0.83%) WordPress
9 6 (0.62%) SAS
10 5 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.41%) Confluence
11 4 (0.41%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.31%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.31%) Orchard CMS
13 2 (0.21%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.10%) Liferay
Applications
1 34 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.31%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Magento
3 2 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
3 2 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.24%) Google Play
5 11 (1.14%) SaaS
6 10 (1.04%) Office 365
7 7 (0.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) IaaS
10 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.08%) Internet
2 12 (1.24%) Intranet
3 4 (0.41%) Broadband
4 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.10%) Extranet
5 1 (0.10%) HTTP
5 1 (0.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 962 (99.79%) SQL Server
2 500 (51.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 453 (46.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 351 (36.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 337 (34.96%) Data Warehouse
6 209 (21.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 164 (17.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 164 (17.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 132 (13.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 127 (13.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 86 (8.92%) Relational Database
11 66 (6.85%) Power BI
12 46 (4.77%) Big Data
13 40 (4.15%) QlikView
14 39 (4.05%) OLAP
15 30 (3.11%) MySQL
16 26 (2.70%) RDBMS
17 25 (2.59%) NoSQL
18 23 (2.39%) OLAP Cube
19 21 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 98 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 91 (9.44%) Subversion
3 73 (7.57%) Visual Studio
4 60 (6.22%) Git (software)
5 37 (3.84%) JIRA
6 25 (2.59%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.18%) JSUnit
7 21 (2.18%) Mercurial
8 20 (2.07%) NUnit
9 18 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (1.66%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.56%) MSTest
12 14 (1.45%) Bugzilla
13 13 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.24%) Selenium
14 12 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (1.04%) ERwin
15 10 (1.04%) SpecFlow
15 10 (1.04%) Trac
16 5 (0.52%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 285 (29.56%) Finance
2 126 (13.07%) Banking
3 78 (8.09%) Investment Banking
4 59 (6.12%) Retail
5 54 (5.60%) Legal
6 43 (4.46%) Games
7 33 (3.42%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.70%) Front Office
9 23 (2.39%) Back Office
10 16 (1.66%) Marketing
11 10 (1.04%) Advertising
12 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
15 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (45.33%) .NET
2 257 (26.66%) ASP.NET
3 154 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 149 (15.46%) .NET Framework
5 124 (12.86%) HTML
6 104 (10.79%) CSS
7 97 (10.06%) WCF
8 89 (9.23%) jQuery
9 87 (9.02%) XML
10 83 (8.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 78 (8.09%) Web Services
12 77 (7.99%) AngularJS
13 70 (7.26%) Entity Framework
14 69 (7.16%) WPF
15 60 (6.22%) MDX
16 57 (5.91%) LINQ
17 55 (5.71%) RESTful
18 52 (5.39%) Ajax
19 46 (4.77%) NHibernate
20 34 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.94%) Computer Science
2 38 (3.94%) Equities
3 37 (3.84%) Fintech
3 37 (3.84%) Tandem
4 29 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.28%) BBC
5 22 (2.28%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.97%) Social Media
7 16 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.24%) iPhone
10 11 (1.14%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.04%) Derivative
12 9 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 7 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.73%) Replication
15 5 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.95%) Windows
2 14 (1.45%) Android
3 11 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.83%) Unix
5 7 (0.73%) Linux
5 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (40.15%) Business Intelligence
2 379 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (27.49%) ETL
4 248 (25.73%) MVC
5 115 (11.93%) Scrum
6 108 (11.20%) TDD
7 88 (9.13%) OO
8 83 (8.61%) Mentoring
8 83 (8.61%) Web Development
9 74 (7.68%) Software Engineering
10 71 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
11 65 (6.74%) Unit Testing
12 56 (5.81%) Kimball Methodology
13 52 (5.39%) E-Commerce
14 47 (4.88%) Analytics
15 46 (4.77%) OOP
16 45 (4.67%) Refactoring
17 43 (4.46%) Data Modelling
18 41 (4.25%) Asset Management
19 38 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 679 (70.44%) SQL
2 511 (53.01%) T-SQL
3 449 (46.58%) C#
4 185 (19.19%) JavaScript
5 51 (5.29%) VB.NET
6 40 (4.15%) Java
7 33 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 32 (3.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 20 (2.07%) Python
10 17 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.66%) PHP
12 15 (1.56%) C++
13 12 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.24%) VBA
14 11 (1.14%) ES6
15 10 (1.04%) XAML
16 7 (0.73%) VB
17 4 (0.41%) C
17 4 (0.41%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
17 4 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (10.89%) Degree
2 24 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.62%) MCITP
6 6 (0.62%) MCSE
7 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.31%) MCTS
9 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.21%) MCAD
9 2 (0.21%) MCSD
10 1 (0.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.88%) QA
2 42 (4.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.04%) Docker
2 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 322 (33.40%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.95%) Tableau
3 35 (3.63%) Cognos
4 33 (3.42%) Google
4 33 (3.42%) Oracle
5 28 (2.90%) Sitecore
6 22 (2.28%) Sony
7 19 (1.97%) Apple
7 19 (1.97%) Facebook
7 19 (1.97%) Yahoo!
8 18 (1.87%) Bloomberg
9 15 (1.56%) Alteryx
10 13 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.04%) SAP
12 9 (0.93%) RedGate
13 7 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.52%) Informatica
15 3 (0.31%) Cadence
15 3 (0.31%) Hortonworks
15 3 (0.31%) IBM