SQL developer salary

What does SQL stand for?

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is used for querying bulk data from a relational database. Some popular database engines are Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite and Oracle.Is hiring a SQL developer a daunting task for you? Recruiters headhunting top talents in the business should have a basic understanding of SQL and all the related specific requirements. Clarity on requirements helps immensely during the screening process. Here’s an overview of the average SQL salary that would help you during your hiring process.

What Is the Average SQL Developer Salary in 2021?

The leading countries offering the most appealing average software engineer salary tend to stay the same over the years. These are the USA, Switzerland, Israel and a bunch of European countries.

SQL Developer Salary In United States

The average annual salary of an SQL developer is $79,000 in the US. SQL developers in the US earn an average salary of up to $79,406 a year and up to $38.18 per hour. The entry-level SQL developer salary is approx $65,000 per year while the top 10% earns approx $96,000 per year.

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Few Facts for SQL developer salaries in the US -

  • Highest Paying States in the US - Washington, California and New York.
  • The Lowest Paying States in the US-North - Dakota, Idaho, and West Virginia.
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SQL Developer Salaries in UK

SQL developer salary in the UK 3 months to 26 May 2021 Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 310 255 211
Rank change year-on-year -55 -44 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Developer 505 411 1,130
% of permanent UK jobs advertised 0.99% 1.19% 1.57%
% of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.25% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 463 387 1,041
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - 0.0526 -
75th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,800 £75,875 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% 0.1047 0.0118

SQL Developers Earning In Different Industry

SQL Developer salaries vary as per the industries they work in. Industries that  offer the highest salaries for SQL developers are:  Health care, Finance, and Insurance companies. SQL developers can earn up to $88,283 per year in health care companies.

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SQL Developers Salaries Based On Experience

As per PayScale, here are some stats to consider for SQL developer average salaries as per their year of experience -

Entry-level SQL developer average salary - $63,000 per year

Mid-career SQL developers average salary  - $82,000 a year

Senior SQL developers (10 to 20 years of experience) average salary  - $89,000

SQL developer salary by experience

What is an SQL Developer Degree And Education?

Explore SQL developer educational qualifications as per zippia.com.

Majors Percentage
Computer Science 33.3%
Electrical Engineering 11.0%
Information Technology 10.1%
Computer Engineering 7.5%
Engineering 6.5%
Business 5.8%
Computer Applications 5.2%
Computer Information Systems 4.9%
Information Systems 2.3%
Mathematics 2.1%
Electrical Engineering Technology 1.8%
Management Information Systems 1.8%

Top SQL Developer Skills
SQL Developers need to have strong problem-solving plus troubleshooting skills. They also require technical skills for the development and maintenance of databases. As per Zippia, approx 15.5% of SQL developers have ‘procedures’ as their important skill set.
Check out the below image for more skills required in SQL development.

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Top 30 SQL Developer IT Skills 2021

Explore the popular IT skills for SQL Developer job roles last updated on 26 May 2021.

Sl no Population IT Skill
1 880 (95.86%) SQL
2 512 (55.77%) SQL Server
3 459 (50.00%) C#
4 424 (46.19%) .NET
5 338 (36.82%) JavaScript
6 337 (36.71%) T-SQL
7 267 (29.08%) Azure
8 239 (26.03%) Finance
9 233 (25.38%) MVC
10 229 (24.95%) Business Intelligence
11 222 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
12 221 (24.07%) Microsoft
13 216 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 209 (22.77%) CSS
15 198 (21.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 194 (21.13%) .NET Core
17 186 (20.26%) HTML
18 163 (17.76%) ASP.NET
19 158 (17.21%) ETL
20 154 (16.78%) Power Platform
21 150 (16.34%) Power BI
22 147 (16.01%) DevOps
23 136 (14.81%) Microservices
24 133 (14.49%) Degree
25 130 (14.16%) React
26 124 (13.51%) Social Skills
27 119 (12.96%) AngularJS
28 112 (12.20%) jQuery
29 107 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
30 100 (10.89%) Web Services

Conclusion

SQL developers average salary starts at $84,000 and with the potential to earn up to $106,000 annually. Additionally, SQL developer average hourly wages are approx $38.18. It is predicted that between 2018-2028, there will be a career rise of 21% that could produce approximately 284,100 job opportunities for SQL Developers across the U.S.

As you explored above, now you understand that there are a lot of factors that determine the average budget for hiring a SQL developer. If you want to hire the best talents, then you must get familiar with all these cofactors and their influence on the average salaries for SQL Developers. With the above data, now you can feel that you are prepared enough to offer competitive remuneration and get the precise eye to screen SQL developers.

Happy hiring to all headhunters!