Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 413 515
Rank change year-on-year +93 +102 +166
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 708 735 742
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.60% 2.60% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 622 620 619
10th Percentile £40,125 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 19,692 28,271 39,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.63% 26.93% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16,087 23,508 32,666
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +61 322 £65,000 -9.09% 65
North of England +136 154 £60,000 +23.08% 27
South East +35 133 £52,500 -4.55% 35
Yorkshire +60 85 £60,000 +37.14% 6
Midlands +24 58 £52,500 +2.44% 24
North West +66 57 £60,000 +9.09% 18
West Midlands +22 45 £55,000 +4.76% 17
South West +24 18 £50,000 -13.04% 5
East Midlands +8 13 £41,250 -0.60% 7
North East - 12 £55,000 - 3
East of England +49 6 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 708 (100.00%) Azure
2 676 (95.48%) SQL
3 354 (50.00%) DevOps
4 338 (47.74%) SQL Server
5 294 (41.53%) C#
6 287 (40.54%) Microsoft
7 271 (38.28%) .NET
8 243 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
9 202 (28.53%) Business Intelligence
10 193 (27.26%) PowerShell
10 193 (27.26%) Power Platform
11 183 (25.85%) Kubernetes
11 183 (25.85%) Azure Data Factory
12 176 (24.86%) JavaScript
13 171 (24.15%) Data Warehouse
13 171 (24.15%) Analytics
14 169 (23.87%) PaaS
15 163 (23.02%) Python
15 163 (23.02%) Power BI
16 162 (22.88%) Terraform
17 161 (22.74%) Cosmos DB
18 146 (20.62%) Docker
19 139 (19.63%) AWS
20 136 (19.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 135 (19.07%) .NET Core
22 132 (18.64%) Serverless
23 128 (18.08%) Microservices
24 120 (16.95%) Jenkins
25 117 (16.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 115 (16.24%) Configuration Management

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 61 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.52%) Apache Spark
3 27 (3.81%) Confluence
4 23 (3.25%) IIS
5 22 (3.11%) Apache
6 19 (2.68%) CMS
7 18 (2.54%) EPiServer
8 14 (1.98%) Apache Synapse
9 6 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.14%) nginx
11 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Maximo
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 708 (100.00%) Azure
2 193 (27.26%) Power Platform
3 183 (25.85%) Azure Data Factory
4 169 (23.87%) PaaS
5 139 (19.63%) AWS
6 132 (18.64%) Serverless
7 109 (15.40%) Azure Functions
8 96 (13.56%) SaaS
9 87 (12.29%) IaaS
10 84 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 54 (7.63%) Pulumi
12 52 (7.34%) Datadog
13 39 (5.51%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (5.08%) Logic Apps
15 35 (4.94%) Microsoft 365
16 26 (3.67%) Azure Stack
17 25 (3.53%) NuGet
18 24 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 18 (2.54%) Amazon S3
20 17 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.64%) Firewall
2 17 (2.40%) DMZ
3 11 (1.55%) DNS
4 10 (1.41%) FTP
5 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.85%) VPN
5 6 (0.85%) WAN
6 3 (0.42%) Network Security
7 2 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.28%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) HTTP
8 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (47.74%) SQL Server
2 171 (24.15%) Data Warehouse
3 163 (23.02%) Power BI
4 161 (22.74%) Cosmos DB
5 136 (19.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 117 (16.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 114 (16.10%) Data Lake
7 114 (16.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 109 (15.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 69 (9.75%) MongoDB
9 69 (9.75%) MySQL
9 69 (9.75%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (8.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 57 (8.05%) NoSQL
11 57 (8.05%) Redis
12 54 (7.63%) MariaDB
13 46 (6.50%) Amazon Redshift
14 42 (5.93%) Tableau
15 32 (4.52%) SQLPlus
16 31 (4.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 120 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 94 (13.28%) Git (software)
3 63 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (3.81%) JIRA
5 20 (2.82%) Bitbucket
6 17 (2.40%) Gradle
6 17 (2.40%) Maven
7 16 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.55%) Selenium
10 10 (1.41%) Postman
11 9 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.13%) ER Studio
12 8 (1.13%) ERwin
12 8 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.13%) Subversion
12 8 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.85%) git-flow
13 6 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (9.60%) Finance
2 31 (4.38%) Public Sector
3 30 (4.24%) Retail
4 19 (2.68%) Marketing
5 17 (2.40%) Billing
6 9 (1.27%) Advertising
7 8 (1.13%) Law
8 7 (0.99%) Games
9 6 (0.85%) Banking
9 6 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Housing Association
11 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 212 (29.94%) Developer
2 161 (22.74%) Azure Engineer
3 102 (14.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 82 (11.58%) Architect
5 72 (10.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 71 (10.03%) .NET Developer
7 67 (9.46%) Data Engineer
8 66 (9.32%) Azure DevOps
9 61 (8.62%) Senior Developer
10 59 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 58 (8.19%) Software Developer
12 47 (6.64%) C# Developer
13 45 (6.36%) Azure Developer
14 42 (5.93%) Azure Architect
14 42 (5.93%) Consultant
15 35 (4.94%) SQL Developer
16 33 (4.66%) Data Consultant
17 28 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
18 27 (3.81%) .NET Software Developer
18 27 (3.81%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (38.28%) .NET
2 135 (19.07%) .NET Core
3 96 (13.56%) CSS
4 80 (11.30%) HTML
5 63 (8.90%) XML
6 53 (7.49%) jQuery
6 53 (7.49%) Web Services
7 51 (7.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 48 (6.78%) JSON
9 37 (5.23%) ASP.NET
10 36 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 32 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (4.10%) AngularJS
13 28 (3.95%) Vue.js
14 27 (3.81%) Ajax
14 27 (3.81%) React
15 22 (3.11%) RESTful
16 20 (2.82%) Entity Framework
17 16 (2.26%) Laravel
18 14 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.63%) Linux Command Line
2 32 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.53%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.54%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.40%) Clustering
7 14 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.85%) PKI
14 4 (0.56%) NHS
14 4 (0.56%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.56%) Replication
14 4 (0.56%) User Experience
15 3 (0.42%) Fixed Income
15 3 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.34%) Windows
2 31 (4.38%) Linux
3 26 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.55%) Alpine Linux
5 11 (1.55%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.71%) Unix
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.56%) Android
9 4 (0.56%) SUSE
10 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.42%) VMS
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (50.00%) DevOps
2 243 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (28.53%) Business Intelligence
4 171 (24.15%) Analytics
5 128 (18.08%) Microservices
6 115 (16.24%) Configuration Management
7 103 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (14.12%) ETL
10 92 (12.99%) Migration
11 88 (12.43%) Data Modelling
12 84 (11.86%) Scrum
13 83 (11.72%) Test Automation
14 75 (10.59%) Infrastructure as Code
14 75 (10.59%) Visualisation
15 64 (9.04%) Deployment Automation
16 60 (8.47%) TDD
17 57 (8.05%) Data Integration
18 55 (7.77%) Web Application Development
19 52 (7.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 676 (95.48%) SQL
2 294 (41.53%) C#
3 193 (27.26%) PowerShell
4 176 (24.86%) JavaScript
5 163 (23.02%) Python
6 97 (13.70%) T-SQL
7 80 (11.30%) Java
8 77 (10.88%) PHP
9 63 (8.90%) Go
10 61 (8.62%) Groovy
11 60 (8.47%) Ruby
12 58 (8.19%) TypeScript
13 56 (7.91%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 18 (2.54%) Scala
16 9 (1.27%) C++
17 8 (1.13%) R
18 7 (0.99%) U-SQL
19 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (5.23%) Degree
2 31 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.56%) CISA
6 4 (0.56%) CISM
6 4 (0.56%) CISSP
6 4 (0.56%) ISSAP
6 4 (0.56%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CCNA
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.14%) MCSA
7 1 (0.14%) MCSE
7 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.51%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.53%) QA
3 16 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.85%) SLA
5 5 (0.71%) NIST
6 4 (0.56%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 146 (20.62%) Docker
2 93 (13.14%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.13%) HDFS
7 5 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 183 (25.85%) Kubernetes
2 162 (22.88%) Terraform
3 95 (13.42%) Ansible
4 66 (9.32%) Puppet
5 63 (8.90%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (8.47%) Grafana
7 54 (7.63%) Prometheus
8 17 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
9 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (1.98%) SCCM
11 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.14%) Istio
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.14%) SCOM
12 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 287 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 110 (15.54%) Databricks
3 54 (7.63%) New Relic
4 52 (7.34%) SaltStack
5 44 (6.21%) Oracle
6 22 (3.11%) VMware
7 18 (2.54%) Google
8 10 (1.41%) SAP
9 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.99%) ESRI
12 6 (0.85%) IBM
13 5 (0.71%) Vertica
14 4 (0.56%) Remedy
14 4 (0.56%) Sparx
14 4 (0.56%) Xamarin
15 3 (0.42%) Alteryx
15 3 (0.42%) Cognos
15 3 (0.42%) Dynatrace
15 3 (0.42%) Informatica