Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 475 322
Rank change year-on-year -61 -153 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 896 1119 2210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.59% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.61% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1001 2073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 November 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 19 November 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 -55 848 £45,000 - 45
UK excluding London -19 544 £40,000 - 40
London -73 346 £55,000 - 8
South East +6 184 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North of England -22 159 £39,500 -7.06% 15
North West +50 122 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West +53 72 £35,500 +1.43% 3
Midlands -33 47 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East of England +7 43 £45,000 - 4
Scotland +19 40 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire -55 34 £40,000 -5.88% 11
West Midlands -6 32 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands -12 15 £42,500 -19.05% 3
North East +5 3 £45,000 +16.13%
Wales +13 1 £35,000 +37.25% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 896 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 620 (69.20%) SQL
3 454 (50.67%) T-SQL
4 439 (49.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 417 (46.54%) .NET
6 411 (45.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 402 (44.87%) C#
8 374 (41.74%) Business Intelligence
9 326 (36.38%) Microsoft
10 315 (35.16%) Data Warehouse
11 292 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
11 292 (32.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 279 (31.14%) Finance
13 247 (27.57%) ASP.NET
14 228 (25.45%) MVC
15 219 (24.44%) ETL
16 212 (23.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 193 (21.54%) JavaScript
18 165 (18.42%) SQL Server 2016
19 147 (16.41%) .NET Framework
20 142 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
21 137 (15.29%) HTML
22 129 (14.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 117 (13.06%) Banking
24 115 (12.83%) CSS
24 115 (12.83%) Team Foundation Server
25 112 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
26 106 (11.83%) TDD
27 105 (11.72%) SQL Server 2012
28 103 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 66 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
3 41 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 40 (4.46%) IIS
5 28 (3.13%) CMS
6 22 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (1.00%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.78%) Alfresco
8 7 (0.78%) WordPress
9 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.33%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 40 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.33%) SPSS
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.45%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.33%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.33%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.11%) ProgressCRM
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 103 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.34%) Office 365
5 9 (1.00%) GitHub
6 7 (0.78%) SaaS
7 5 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.33%) npm
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.69%) Internet
2 13 (1.45%) Intranet
3 4 (0.45%) Broadband
3 4 (0.45%) SMS
4 2 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 439 (49.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 411 (45.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 315 (35.16%) Data Warehouse
5 292 (32.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 212 (23.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 165 (18.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 129 (14.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 112 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 105 (11.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 65 (7.25%) Power BI
12 43 (4.80%) Relational Database
13 35 (3.91%) MySQL
14 34 (3.79%) QlikView
15 32 (3.57%) Big Data
16 29 (3.24%) OLAP
17 27 (3.01%) NoSQL
18 22 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
19 21 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
20 17 (1.90%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 115 (12.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 75 (8.37%) Subversion
3 71 (7.92%) Visual Studio
4 38 (4.24%) Git (software)
5 23 (2.57%) Mercurial
6 20 (2.23%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.23%) JIRA
6 20 (2.23%) TeamCity
6 20 (2.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 17 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (1.56%) NUnit
8 14 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.23%) Selenium
11 9 (1.00%) JSUnit
12 6 (0.67%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.67%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.56%) MSTest
13 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 279 (31.14%) Finance
2 117 (13.06%) Banking
3 75 (8.37%) Investment Banking
4 31 (3.46%) Games
5 30 (3.35%) Legal
6 26 (2.90%) Retail
7 25 (2.79%) Marketing
8 23 (2.57%) Front Office
9 16 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.67%) Advertising
11 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.23%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) Back Office
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
16 1 (0.11%) Law
16 1 (0.11%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (46.54%) .NET
2 247 (27.57%) ASP.NET
3 147 (16.41%) .NET Framework
4 142 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 137 (15.29%) HTML
6 115 (12.83%) CSS
7 92 (10.27%) XML
8 90 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 89 (9.93%) AngularJS
10 87 (9.71%) WCF
11 72 (8.04%) jQuery
12 66 (7.37%) Web Services
13 62 (6.92%) Ajax
14 59 (6.58%) Entity Framework
15 53 (5.92%) WPF
16 46 (5.13%) NHibernate
17 42 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 41 (4.58%) LINQ
19 32 (3.57%) RESTful
20 30 (3.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.92%) Fintech
2 46 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.80%) Tandem
4 31 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.67%) BBC
8 14 (1.56%) Equities
9 13 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.45%) Social Media
10 11 (1.23%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.89%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.78%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.56%) Clustering
14 5 (0.56%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.82%) Windows
2 19 (2.12%) Linux
3 10 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.78%) Android
6 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.11%) Debian
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (41.74%) Business Intelligence
2 292 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (25.45%) MVC
4 219 (24.44%) ETL
5 106 (11.83%) TDD
6 82 (9.15%) Scrum
7 66 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
8 62 (6.92%) Web Development
9 55 (6.14%) Software Engineering
10 54 (6.03%) Asset Management
11 53 (5.92%) Mentoring
12 48 (5.36%) OO
13 47 (5.25%) Data Modelling
14 43 (4.80%) Kimball Methodology
14 43 (4.80%) Web Application Development
15 41 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (4.46%) Analytics
16 40 (4.46%) Data Analysis
16 40 (4.46%) Unit Testing
17 38 (4.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 620 (69.20%) SQL
2 454 (50.67%) T-SQL
3 402 (44.87%) C#
4 193 (21.54%) JavaScript
5 61 (6.81%) VB.NET
6 42 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 32 (3.57%) Java
8 26 (2.90%) VBA
9 22 (2.46%) PHP
10 13 (1.45%) ES6
10 13 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 11 (1.23%) VB
12 10 (1.12%) C
13 9 (1.00%) Python
14 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.78%) R
16 6 (0.67%) C++
17 4 (0.45%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (7.14%) Degree
2 24 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.67%) MCITP
5 6 (0.67%) MCSE
6 3 (0.33%) MCP
7 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.22%) MCAD
7 2 (0.22%) MCSD
7 2 (0.22%) MCTS
7 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 31 (3.46%) QA
3 1 (0.11%) Basel III
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.22%) Docker
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 326 (36.38%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.13%) Tableau
3 27 (3.01%) Oracle
4 23 (2.57%) Cognos
4 23 (2.57%) Google
5 22 (2.46%) Sitecore
6 15 (1.67%) SAP
6 15 (1.67%) Sony
7 13 (1.45%) Apple
7 13 (1.45%) Facebook
7 13 (1.45%) Yahoo!
8 9 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.89%) RedGate
9 8 (0.89%) Xamarin
10 7 (0.78%) Alteryx
10 7 (0.78%) Informatica
10 7 (0.78%) Sybase
11 6 (0.67%) Twitter
12 5 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.56%) Telerik