Period
to 19 September 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL Server Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 654 610
Rank change year-on-year +77 -44 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 128 478 685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 108 458 699
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,625 £31,769 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,875 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,125 £43,500
% change year-on-year +10.80% +3.74% +8.75%

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 47,195 135,357 160,846
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.77% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38,479 107,740 129,607
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Developer.

Salary trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server Developer over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 14 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 September 2020. 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 +78 119 £50,000 -9.09% 15
UK excluding London +176 73 £50,000 +10.80% 8
London +87 53 £51,200 -14.67% 6
North of England +163 24 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West +126 21 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South East +163 14 £47,500 -5.00% 2
East of England +121 14 £65,000 - 2
Midlands +130 9 £47,500 - 2
West Midlands +100 9 £47,500 - 1
Work from Home +55 7 £40,000 -27.27% 1
South West +101 5 £40,000 -
Wales - 5 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +128 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland +85 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, SQL Server Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (76.56%) SQL
3 82 (64.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (50.78%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (46.88%) ETL
6 59 (46.09%) Microsoft
6 59 (46.09%) T-SQL
6 59 (46.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (39.06%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (34.38%) C#
9 43 (33.59%) Azure
10 41 (32.03%) .NET
11 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 34 (26.56%) Power BI
12 34 (26.56%) Power Platform
13 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (23.44%) Data Modelling
14 29 (22.66%) Performance Tuning
15 28 (21.88%) Analytics
16 27 (21.09%) Data Analytics
17 26 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (17.97%) DevOps
18 23 (17.97%) XML
18 23 (17.97%) OLTP
19 22 (17.19%) REST
20 21 (16.41%) JSON
21 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Excel
21 19 (14.84%) OLAP
21 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
21 19 (14.84%) AWS

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 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (2.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 43 (33.59%) Azure
2 34 (26.56%) Power Platform
3 19 (14.84%) AWS
4 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.69%) NuGet
5 5 (3.91%) GCP
6 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) CTI
1 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.78%) Intranet
1 1 (0.78%) SSL
1 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (64.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (46.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (39.06%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (26.56%) Power BI
7 23 (17.97%) OLTP
8 19 (14.84%) OLAP
9 16 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
10 14 (10.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 10 (7.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 8 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (6.25%) Biml
13 6 (4.69%) IBM InfoSphere
13 6 (4.69%) Looker
13 6 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (4.69%) QlikView
14 4 (3.13%) Big Data
14 4 (3.13%) Data Lake
14 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.81%) Law
4 9 (7.03%) Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (1.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Police
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.03%) .NET
2 23 (17.97%) XML
3 22 (17.19%) REST
4 21 (16.41%) JSON
5 19 (14.84%) ASP.NET
6 16 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (12.50%) SOAP
7 14 (10.94%) .NET Framework
8 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
8 12 (9.38%) HTML
8 12 (9.38%) Web Services
9 11 (8.59%) CSS
10 9 (7.03%) .NET Core
11 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 8 (6.25%) HTML5
11 8 (6.25%) React
11 8 (6.25%) Vue.js
12 6 (4.69%) CSS3
12 6 (4.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.69%) Reinsurance
3 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Linux
2 6 (4.69%) Unix
3 5 (3.91%) Android
3 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.78%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (46.88%) ETL
3 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.44%) Data Modelling
4 29 (22.66%) Performance Tuning
5 28 (21.88%) Analytics
6 27 (21.09%) Data Analytics
7 26 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (17.97%) DevOps
9 16 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
10 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (9.38%) Unit Testing
12 11 (8.59%) MVC
13 10 (7.81%) Code Optimisation
13 10 (7.81%) Data Architecture
13 10 (7.81%) OO
13 10 (7.81%) TDD
14 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
14 9 (7.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 98 (76.56%) SQL
2 59 (46.09%) T-SQL
3 44 (34.38%) C#
4 17 (13.28%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.50%) Java
6 9 (7.03%) Python
7 6 (4.69%) C++
7 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.91%) R
9 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
1 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) MCPD
4 1 (0.78%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.13%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.50%) Tableau
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle
4 9 (7.03%) IBM
5 6 (4.69%) Google
5 6 (4.69%) Talend
6 5 (3.91%) Xamarin
7 4 (3.13%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Avaya
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco
9 1 (0.78%) Informatica
9 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds