The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
UK
Rank 442 371 360
Rank change year-on-year -71 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 478 846 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.86% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 438 725 823
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.26%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 23 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 23 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 -71 456 £42,500 -5.55% 55
London -55 193 £60,000 +9.09% 20
South East +47 82 £42,500 - 8
North West +29 77 £35,000 - 6
Manchester +8 51 £35,000 -12.50% 5
City of London +28 39 £65,000 +21.49% 6
East of England +27 37 £40,250 -5.29% 8
Yorkshire -83 21 £38,750 -3.12% 3
South West +4 20 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Hertfordshire +21 18 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Oxfordshire +7 18 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Scotland +15 17 £40,000 +3.89%
West Sussex +7 16 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Midlands -17 16 £36,250 -12.12% 3
West Yorkshire -64 14 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Gatwick -1 13 £42,500 +54.54%
Leeds -51 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Crawley +20 12 £42,500 +46.55% 1
Liverpool +15 12 £40,000 -
Merseyside +10 12 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +2 12 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Watford - 11 £40,000 -
Cheshire +21 10 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Hampshire +11 10 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Essex +1 10 £50,000 +11.11%
Edinburgh -3 10 £40,000 +5.26%
Berkshire +21 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £34,000 -17.07% 2
Wallingford - 9 £37,500 -
Surrey +37 8 £50,000 +11.11%

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 985 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 670 (67.88%) SQL
3 493 (49.95%) .NET
4 485 (49.14%) C#
5 479 (48.53%) T-SQL
6 445 (45.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 399 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 374 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
9 356 (36.07%) Business Intelligence
10 350 (35.46%) Microsoft
11 300 (30.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 293 (29.69%) Data Warehouse
13 291 (29.48%) ASP.NET
14 284 (28.77%) Finance
15 255 (25.84%) JavaScript
16 252 (25.53%) MVC
17 247 (25.03%) ETL
18 214 (21.68%) HTML
19 201 (20.36%) MS Excel
20 175 (17.73%) CSS
21 154 (15.60%) jQuery
21 154 (15.60%) SQL Server 2008
22 151 (15.30%) Degree
23 149 (15.10%) SQL Server 2012
24 143 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
25 129 (13.07%) .NET Framework
26 126 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
27 118 (11.96%) Scrum
28 112 (11.35%) Relational Database
29 109 (11.04%) 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 30 (3.04%) IIS
4 28 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.32%) Confluence
6 10 (1.01%) CMS
7 9 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.91%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.71%) Apache
8 7 (0.71%) SAS
9 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.30%) WordPress
11 2 (0.20%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.20%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.10%) Mule
Applications
1 201 (20.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.81%) MS Office
3 4 (0.41%) 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 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.01%) GitHub
4 10 (1.01%) SaaS
5 6 (0.61%) Google Play
6 4 (0.41%) 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 (2.03%) Internet
2 14 (1.42%) HTTP
3 7 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.10%) Extranet
4 1 (0.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 985 (99.80%) SQL Server
2 445 (45.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 399 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 300 (30.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 293 (29.69%) Data Warehouse
6 154 (15.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 149 (15.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 143 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 112 (11.35%) Relational Database
10 79 (8.00%) Power BI
11 66 (6.69%) MySQL
12 61 (6.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 55 (5.57%) SQL Server 2016
14 38 (3.85%) Big Data
15 34 (3.44%) RDBMS
16 31 (3.14%) NoSQL
17 30 (3.04%) OLAP
18 28 (2.84%) QlikView
19 24 (2.43%) Hadoop
20 22 (2.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 109 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 99 (10.03%) Subversion
3 92 (9.32%) Visual Studio
4 78 (7.90%) Git (software)
5 51 (5.17%) JIRA
6 25 (2.53%) Bugzilla
6 25 (2.53%) Trac
7 19 (1.93%) NUnit
8 15 (1.52%) JSUnit
9 14 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (1.22%) 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 (0.41%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.41%) Plastic SCM
15 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 284 (28.77%) Finance
2 108 (10.94%) Banking
3 63 (6.38%) Retail
4 47 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 41 (4.15%) Back Office
6 38 (3.85%) Marketing
7 28 (2.84%) Legal
8 17 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.72%) Games
9 14 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.22%) Front Office
10 12 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.81%) Advertising
11 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.41%) 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
1 493 (49.95%) .NET
2 291 (29.48%) ASP.NET
3 214 (21.68%) HTML
4 175 (17.73%) CSS
5 154 (15.60%) jQuery
6 129 (13.07%) .NET Framework
7 126 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 108 (10.94%) WCF
9 92 (9.32%) Web Services
10 86 (8.71%) AngularJS
11 83 (8.41%) XML
12 82 (8.31%) WPF
13 61 (6.18%) Ajax
14 60 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 54 (5.47%) HTML5
16 53 (5.37%) Entity Framework
17 48 (4.86%) WinForms
18 38 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 37 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 36 (3.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.34%) Tandem
4 31 (3.14%) iPad
5 24 (2.43%) Equities
6 22 (2.23%) Fintech
7 20 (2.03%) Replication
8 19 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.52%) Clustering
10 15 (1.52%) NHS
11 14 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
11 14 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.42%) 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 (5.27%) Windows
2 15 (1.52%) Unix
3 9 (0.91%) Android
4 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.30%) Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (36.07%) Business Intelligence
3 252 (25.53%) MVC
4 247 (25.03%) ETL
5 118 (11.96%) Scrum
6 92 (9.32%) OO
7 84 (8.51%) Web Development
8 79 (8.00%) Unit Testing
9 78 (7.90%) SDLC
10 75 (7.60%) Data Modelling
11 73 (7.40%) TDD
12 68 (6.89%) Software Engineering
13 64 (6.48%) OOP
13 64 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
14 59 (5.98%) Analytics
14 59 (5.98%) E-Commerce
15 55 (5.57%) Mentoring
16 46 (4.66%) Kanban
17 44 (4.46%) Kimball Methodology
18 42 (4.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 670 (67.88%) SQL
2 485 (49.14%) C#
3 479 (48.53%) T-SQL
4 255 (25.84%) JavaScript
5 101 (10.23%) VB.NET
6 61 (6.18%) Java
7 36 (3.65%) VBA
8 23 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.82%) VB
10 17 (1.72%) C++
11 14 (1.42%) PHP
11 14 (1.42%) Python
12 12 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (1.22%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 12 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.71%) XAML
13 7 (0.71%) XPath
14 5 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 151 (15.30%) Degree
2 14 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.51%) MCTS
3 5 (0.51%) 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 (5.07%) QA
2 26 (2.63%) 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 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.01%) Control-M
2 6 (0.61%) Puppet
3 4 (0.41%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.20%) Kibana
4 2 (0.20%) logstash
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 350 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 89 (9.02%) Tableau
3 41 (4.15%) Cognos
4 18 (1.82%) Bloomberg
5 17 (1.72%) Oracle
6 9 (0.91%) Talend
7 7 (0.71%) Google
7 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.61%) SAP
9 5 (0.51%) Alteryx
9 5 (0.51%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.51%) Jaspersoft
9 5 (0.51%) Sony
10 4 (0.41%) RedGate
10 4 (0.41%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.41%) Sybase
11 3 (0.30%) Informatica
11 3 (0.30%) Splunk
12 2 (0.20%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.10%) Cloudera
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£62,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35 - 65k + Bonus, 3% Pension, Healthcare and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30 - 50k + 5% Pension and more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £28,000- £58,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £84,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-£62,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + 6% Salary bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 5 days ago