Period
to 14 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure SQL Database skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 470 597 802
Rank change year-on-year +127 +205 +196
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 775 648 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.20% 1.39% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 650 524 339
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £59,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.93% +12.38% -

Azure SQL Database is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 35,207 46,526 50,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.02% 29.74% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29,095 38,101 42,183
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the England region over the 6 months to 14 September 2019. 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
London +128 418 £70,000 +3.70% 69
South East +57 141 £70,000 +21.74% 20
North of England +26 89 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Midlands +29 75 £60,000 +26.32% 17
West Midlands +22 58 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North West +43 51 £60,000 +33.33% 6
East of England +76 31 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire -17 26 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South West +17 19 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East Midlands +13 15 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North East +36 12 £65,000 +44.44%
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 775 (100.00%) Azure
2 732 (94.45%) SQL
3 441 (56.90%) SQL Server
4 438 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 314 (40.52%) Data Warehouse
6 297 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
7 288 (37.16%) C#
8 274 (35.35%) Business Intelligence
9 258 (33.29%) DevOps
10 245 (31.61%) .NET
10 245 (31.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 234 (30.19%) Analytics
12 224 (28.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 224 (28.90%) Power BI
12 224 (28.90%) Power Platform
13 215 (27.74%) Azure Data Factory
14 208 (26.84%) ETL
15 199 (25.68%) Data Lake
16 182 (23.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 166 (21.42%) Finance
18 158 (20.39%) AWS
19 157 (20.26%) Data Modelling
20 154 (19.87%) Databricks
21 152 (19.61%) PowerShell
22 149 (19.23%) PaaS
23 135 (17.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
24 130 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
25 122 (15.74%) Scrum
26 120 (15.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
27 117 (15.10%) Visual Studio

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 59 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.32%) Apache
3 48 (6.19%) Apache Spark
4 46 (5.94%) IIS
5 38 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (1.94%) Apache Pig
9 14 (1.81%) nginx
10 12 (1.55%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.42%) Confluence
11 11 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (1.29%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.39%) CMS
14 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.13%) Anypoint
15 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Odoo
2 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 775 (100.00%) Azure
2 224 (28.90%) Power Platform
3 215 (27.74%) Azure Data Factory
4 158 (20.39%) AWS
5 149 (19.23%) PaaS
6 107 (13.81%) Serverless
7 101 (13.03%) Azure Functions
8 99 (12.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 77 (9.94%) IaaS
10 53 (6.84%) SaaS
11 41 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (4.65%) Azure Machine Learning
12 36 (4.65%) Office 365
13 28 (3.61%) GCP
14 27 (3.48%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 25 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 24 (3.10%) Amazon S3
17 22 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
18 20 (2.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.29%) DNS
2 23 (2.97%) Firewall
3 20 (2.58%) Internet
4 18 (2.32%) DHCP
5 16 (2.06%) Skype
6 15 (1.94%) Broadband
7 14 (1.81%) HTTP
7 14 (1.81%) SSL
8 13 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (1.68%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.55%) VRRP
10 10 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.39%) SMS
12 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.26%) VPN
13 1 (0.13%) FTP
13 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.13%) SAN
13 1 (0.13%) SMTP
13 1 (0.13%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (56.90%) SQL Server
2 314 (40.52%) Data Warehouse
3 245 (31.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 224 (28.90%) Power BI
4 224 (28.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 199 (25.68%) Data Lake
6 182 (23.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 135 (17.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 120 (15.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 107 (13.81%) Cosmos DB
10 86 (11.10%) Big Data
11 72 (9.29%) NoSQL
12 50 (6.45%) MongoDB
13 43 (5.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 41 (5.29%) Relational Database
15 37 (4.77%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (4.65%) Hadoop
17 35 (4.52%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
19 24 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 117 (15.10%) Visual Studio
2 105 (13.55%) Git (software)
3 81 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 72 (9.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (4.52%) Jenkins
6 30 (3.87%) JIRA
7 22 (2.84%) TeamCity
8 16 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.55%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.29%) Subversion
11 7 (0.90%) NUnit
12 5 (0.65%) Balsamiq
12 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.65%) Moq
12 5 (0.65%) Selenium
13 4 (0.52%) Chocolatey
13 4 (0.52%) InstallShield
14 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
15 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 166 (21.42%) Finance
2 47 (6.06%) Marketing
3 23 (2.97%) Retail
4 21 (2.71%) Banking
5 17 (2.19%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.03%) Legal
7 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.65%) Publishing
9 4 (0.52%) Law
10 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 309 (39.87%) Developer
2 127 (16.39%) Architect
3 113 (14.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 104 (13.42%) .NET Developer
5 96 (12.39%) Consultant
6 94 (12.13%) SQL Developer
7 93 (12.00%) Azure Developer
8 76 (9.81%) Senior Developer
9 64 (8.26%) Azure Consultant
10 60 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
11 53 (6.84%) Azure Architect
12 52 (6.71%) Database Developer
12 52 (6.71%) SQL BI Developer
12 52 (6.71%) SQL Database Developer
13 48 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
14 44 (5.68%) Lead Developer
15 35 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
16 34 (4.39%) C# Developer
17 33 (4.26%) DBA
18 32 (4.13%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (31.61%) .NET
2 98 (12.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 93 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 85 (10.97%) MDX
5 70 (9.03%) WCF
6 69 (8.90%) .NET Framework
7 64 (8.26%) REST
8 62 (8.00%) Web Services
9 61 (7.87%) JSON
10 57 (7.35%) HTML
11 54 (6.97%) AngularJS
12 53 (6.84%) CSS
13 52 (6.71%) SOAP
14 49 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (6.32%) Entity Framework
15 45 (5.81%) XML
16 43 (5.55%) React
17 41 (5.29%) RESTful
18 32 (4.13%) .NET Core
19 31 (4.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 33 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.35%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.84%) Data Structures
9 21 (2.71%) Private Cloud
9 21 (2.71%) User Experience
10 16 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.94%) Replication
12 12 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.55%) PKI
13 11 (1.42%) Clustering
14 10 (1.29%) Fixed Income
14 10 (1.29%) N-Tier
15 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.90%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.90%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.39%) Windows
2 68 (8.77%) Linux
3 34 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 16 (2.06%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.55%) CentOS
8 12 (1.55%) Solaris
9 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) Unix
10 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (35.35%) Business Intelligence
3 258 (33.29%) DevOps
4 234 (30.19%) Analytics
5 208 (26.84%) ETL
6 157 (20.26%) Data Modelling
7 130 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
8 122 (15.74%) Scrum
9 106 (13.68%) Presales
10 103 (13.29%) Data Analytics
10 103 (13.29%) Kimball Methodology
11 98 (12.65%) Migration
12 96 (12.39%) MVC
13 86 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (10.97%) SDLC
15 79 (10.19%) Project Delivery
16 68 (8.77%) TDD
17 64 (8.26%) Open Source
18 62 (8.00%) SOLID
19 60 (7.74%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 732 (94.45%) SQL
2 288 (37.16%) C#
3 152 (19.61%) PowerShell
4 115 (14.84%) T-SQL
5 102 (13.16%) Python
6 100 (12.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 88 (11.35%) JavaScript
8 42 (5.42%) Bash Shell
9 33 (4.26%) R
10 20 (2.58%) Java
11 18 (2.32%) PHP
11 18 (2.32%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.68%) U-SQL
13 12 (1.55%) PHP 5
13 12 (1.55%) PHP 7
14 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.29%) VBA
15 8 (1.03%) Go
15 8 (1.03%) Ruby
16 6 (0.77%) F#
Qualifications
1 46 (5.94%) Degree
2 36 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.55%) MCSA
4 12 (1.55%) MCSE
5 9 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (1.16%) CCSP
5 9 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.16%) CISSP
5 9 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (0.65%) ISEB
6 5 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.39%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.84%) QA
2 19 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.06%) GDPR
4 12 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.29%) SLA
6 6 (0.77%) HIPAA
System Software
1 84 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.94%) Docker
4 39 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (4.26%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.06%) LXC
7 13 (1.68%) XenApp
7 13 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 85 (10.97%) Terraform
2 42 (5.42%) Kubernetes
3 31 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.00%) Puppet
4 29 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (3.23%) Ansible
6 13 (1.68%) FortiGate
6 13 (1.68%) Kibana
6 13 (1.68%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.55%) HAProxy
7 12 (1.55%) logstash
7 12 (1.55%) Nagios
7 12 (1.55%) Rsyslog
7 12 (1.55%) yum
8 11 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (1.16%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.77%) SCCM
11 2 (0.26%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 438 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 154 (19.87%) Databricks
3 58 (7.48%) VMware
4 50 (6.45%) Oracle
5 33 (4.26%) Tableau
6 19 (2.45%) Google
7 16 (2.06%) Teradata
8 14 (1.81%) Cisco
9 13 (1.68%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.68%) Citrix
10 12 (1.55%) Sybase
11 11 (1.42%) Veeam
12 10 (1.29%) Informatica
13 9 (1.16%) arcserve
13 9 (1.16%) CommVault
14 7 (0.90%) Alteryx
14 7 (0.90%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.77%) Cognizant
15 6 (0.77%) IBM
15 6 (0.77%) Netezza