Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 467 319
Rank change year-on-year -69 -148 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 877 1150 2252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.60% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.62% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 813 1024 2127
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 20 October 2017.

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 October 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 -66 821 £45,000 - 47
UK excluding London -24 530 £40,000 - 34
London -52 341 £55,000 - 13
North of England -16 176 £37,500 -11.76% 15
South East -28 158 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North West +52 137 £37,500 -11.76% 5
South West +25 57 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East of England -7 49 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland +30 46 £45,000 +21.62%
Midlands -31 43 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Yorkshire -57 36 £40,000 -5.88% 10
West Midlands -2 30 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands -9 13 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North East +16 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Wales +13 2 £36,250 -9.38%

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 877 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 610 (69.56%) SQL
3 445 (50.74%) T-SQL
4 435 (49.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 406 (46.29%) .NET
6 396 (45.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 394 (44.93%) C#
8 348 (39.68%) Business Intelligence
9 318 (36.26%) Microsoft
10 316 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
11 305 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
12 300 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 264 (30.10%) Finance
14 249 (28.39%) ASP.NET
15 234 (26.68%) ETL
16 225 (25.66%) MVC
17 194 (22.12%) SQL Server 2014
18 175 (19.95%) JavaScript
19 163 (18.59%) SQL Server 2016
20 154 (17.56%) .NET Framework
21 147 (16.76%) ASP.NET MVC
22 126 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
23 125 (14.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 121 (13.80%) HTML
25 117 (13.34%) Banking
26 114 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
27 111 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
28 105 (11.97%) TDD
29 99 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
30 98 (11.17%) 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 63 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (4.33%) IIS
3 38 (4.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (3.76%) CMS
5 26 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (1.37%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.14%) Alfresco
8 8 (0.91%) WordPress
9 7 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.34%) Orchard CMS
13 1 (0.11%) Kentico
13 1 (0.11%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 37 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.46%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.34%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.34%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) ProgressCRM
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 99 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.37%) Office 365
5 9 (1.03%) GitHub
5 9 (1.03%) SaaS
6 5 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.34%) npm
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) Google Play
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.25%) Internet
2 15 (1.71%) Intranet
3 4 (0.46%) Broadband
4 3 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.11%) Extranet
5 1 (0.11%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 877 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 435 (49.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 396 (45.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 305 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
5 300 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 194 (22.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 163 (18.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 126 (14.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 125 (14.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 114 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 63 (7.18%) Power BI
12 47 (5.36%) Relational Database
13 43 (4.90%) Big Data
14 35 (3.99%) OLAP
15 33 (3.76%) MySQL
15 33 (3.76%) QlikView
16 25 (2.85%) NoSQL
17 21 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
18 19 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
19 17 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 111 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 73 (8.32%) Subversion
3 71 (8.10%) Visual Studio
4 39 (4.45%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.85%) JIRA
6 24 (2.74%) Mercurial
7 22 (2.51%) TeamCity
8 20 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (2.17%) Jenkins
10 17 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (1.82%) NUnit
11 16 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (1.48%) JSUnit
13 12 (1.37%) Selenium
13 12 (1.37%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.91%) MSTest
15 6 (0.68%) MSBuild
16 4 (0.46%) Bugzilla
16 4 (0.46%) Flyway
16 4 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 264 (30.10%) Finance
2 117 (13.34%) Banking
3 80 (9.12%) Investment Banking
4 44 (5.02%) Legal
5 37 (4.22%) Games
6 35 (3.99%) Retail
7 26 (2.96%) Front Office
8 19 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 18 (2.05%) Marketing
10 11 (1.25%) Advertising
11 6 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.46%) Back Office
12 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Publishing
14 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (46.29%) .NET
2 249 (28.39%) ASP.NET
3 154 (17.56%) .NET Framework
4 147 (16.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 121 (13.80%) HTML
6 98 (11.17%) CSS
7 89 (10.15%) XML
8 88 (10.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 85 (9.69%) AngularJS
10 83 (9.46%) WCF
11 69 (7.87%) jQuery
12 65 (7.41%) Web Services
13 60 (6.84%) Entity Framework
14 56 (6.39%) Ajax
15 52 (5.93%) WPF
16 46 (5.25%) NHibernate
17 44 (5.02%) LINQ
18 40 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 40 (4.56%) MDX
19 34 (3.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.70%) Fintech
2 40 (4.56%) Tandem
3 37 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.17%) BBC
6 19 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.94%) Equities
8 16 (1.82%) Social Media
9 11 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.25%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.68%) Clustering
12 6 (0.68%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.57%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.57%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.21%) Windows
2 13 (1.48%) Linux
3 8 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.57%) Android
5 5 (0.57%) Unix
6 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.11%) Debian
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (39.68%) Business Intelligence
2 316 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (26.68%) ETL
4 225 (25.66%) MVC
5 105 (11.97%) TDD
6 87 (9.92%) Scrum
7 69 (7.87%) Web Development
8 66 (7.53%) Mentoring
9 65 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
10 59 (6.73%) OO
10 59 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 49 (5.59%) Kimball Methodology
12 46 (5.25%) Asset Management
12 46 (5.25%) Unit Testing
13 42 (4.79%) BDD
13 42 (4.79%) Data Modelling
14 40 (4.56%) Web Application Development
15 39 (4.45%) Analytics
16 38 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (4.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 610 (69.56%) SQL
2 445 (50.74%) T-SQL
3 394 (44.93%) C#
4 175 (19.95%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.47%) VB.NET
6 40 (4.56%) PowerShell
7 32 (3.65%) Java
8 22 (2.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 22 (2.51%) PHP
9 20 (2.28%) VBA
10 16 (1.82%) ES6
10 16 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.60%) Python
12 12 (1.37%) VB
13 11 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.91%) C++
15 7 (0.80%) C
16 6 (0.68%) R
17 3 (0.34%) VBScript
17 3 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (8.32%) Degree
2 24 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.68%) MCITP
6 6 (0.68%) MCSE
7 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.23%) MCAD
7 2 (0.23%) MCP
7 2 (0.23%) MCSD
7 2 (0.23%) MCTS
7 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.56%) QA
2 39 (4.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) Basel III
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.23%) Docker
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 318 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.70%) Tableau
3 32 (3.65%) Oracle
4 27 (3.08%) Cognos
5 26 (2.96%) Sitecore
6 20 (2.28%) Google
7 19 (2.17%) Sony
8 16 (1.82%) Apple
8 16 (1.82%) Facebook
8 16 (1.82%) Yahoo!
9 10 (1.14%) Alteryx
9 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.03%) RedGate
11 7 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (0.80%) SAP
12 6 (0.68%) Informatica
13 4 (0.46%) Remedy
14 3 (0.34%) Cadence
14 3 (0.34%) Cisco
14 3 (0.34%) IBM