Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 410 331 493
Rank change year-on-year -79 +162 +105
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 791 396 737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.90% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.57% 3.12% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 638 345 645
10th Percentile £42,350 £37,236 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £50,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +8.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +4.17%

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 30,782 12,707 34,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.96% 28.86% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20,148 10,853 28,985
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -97 371 £72,500 +3.57% 57
North of England -58 133 £60,000 +13.74% 26
South East -135 118 £60,000 +14.29% 22
Midlands -64 95 £58,750 +20.51% 21
Yorkshire -48 77 £60,000 - 6
West Midlands -76 77 £60,000 +20.00% 12
North West -78 54 £60,000 +14.29% 17
South West -75 33 £47,500 +18.75% 9
East of England -92 19 £55,000 +37.50% 5
East Midlands -67 18 £50,000 +17.65% 8
North East -37 2 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 791 (100.00%) Azure
2 760 (96.08%) SQL
3 367 (46.40%) SQL Server
4 363 (45.89%) Microsoft
5 353 (44.63%) DevOps
6 350 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
7 284 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
8 281 (35.52%) C#
9 259 (32.74%) Power Platform
10 256 (32.36%) Data Warehouse
11 254 (32.11%) .NET
12 249 (31.48%) Power BI
13 242 (30.59%) Azure Data Factory
14 231 (29.20%) Analytics
15 204 (25.79%) PowerShell
16 177 (22.38%) Data Lake
17 174 (22.00%) Docker
17 174 (22.00%) Kubernetes
17 174 (22.00%) Python
18 169 (21.37%) .NET Core
19 168 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
20 165 (20.86%) JavaScript
21 162 (20.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
22 161 (20.35%) ETL
23 159 (20.10%) Terraform
24 155 (19.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 153 (19.34%) Social Skills
26 150 (18.96%) Microservices
27 141 (17.83%) PaaS
28 137 (17.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 32 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.90%) IIS
4 13 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.26%) CMS
6 8 (1.01%) Apache
7 6 (0.76%) Confluence
7 6 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.38%) FileNet
10 3 (0.38%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.25%) Luigi
11 2 (0.25%) SAS
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 32 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 791 (100.00%) Azure
2 259 (32.74%) Power Platform
3 242 (30.59%) Azure Data Factory
4 162 (20.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 141 (17.83%) PaaS
6 92 (11.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 90 (11.38%) SaaS
8 89 (11.25%) Azure Service Bus
9 86 (10.87%) IaaS
10 76 (9.61%) AWS
11 72 (9.10%) Serverless
12 68 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
13 63 (7.96%) Pulumi
14 58 (7.33%) Azure Functions
15 56 (7.08%) Azure Storage
16 54 (6.83%) Datadog
17 53 (6.70%) Microsoft 365
18 42 (5.31%) Azure Logic Apps
19 37 (4.68%) Azure App Service
20 35 (4.42%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.44%) Firewall
2 24 (3.03%) VPN
3 13 (1.64%) DNS
4 8 (1.01%) Network Security
4 8 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.51%) FTP
5 4 (0.51%) HTTP
6 3 (0.38%) DHCP
6 3 (0.38%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) BGP
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) MPLS
7 1 (0.13%) OSPF
7 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) VLAN
7 1 (0.13%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (46.40%) SQL Server
2 256 (32.36%) Data Warehouse
3 249 (31.48%) Power BI
4 177 (22.38%) Data Lake
5 155 (19.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 137 (17.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (16.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (12.14%) MongoDB
9 80 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
10 79 (9.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 74 (9.36%) MySQL
12 64 (8.09%) MariaDB
13 57 (7.21%) Redis
14 48 (6.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 48 (6.07%) NoSQL
15 46 (5.82%) Relational Database
16 45 (5.69%) Tableau
17 38 (4.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 36 (4.55%) Big Data
19 23 (2.91%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 94 (11.88%) Jenkins
2 87 (11.00%) Git (software)
3 60 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (5.06%) Visual Studio
5 28 (3.54%) git-flow
6 15 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 14 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.64%) JIRA
8 13 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.88%) Selenium
12 6 (0.76%) Android Studio
12 6 (0.76%) GitLab
12 6 (0.76%) RStudio
12 6 (0.76%) Xcode
13 5 (0.63%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.63%) Subversion
14 4 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 153 (19.34%) Social Skills
2 126 (15.93%) Finance
3 46 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.18%) Banking
5 28 (3.54%) Retail Banking
6 25 (3.16%) Retail
7 22 (2.78%) Marketing
8 21 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (2.28%) Law
9 18 (2.28%) Legal
10 15 (1.90%) Advertising
10 15 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.01%) Back Office
12 7 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.51%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.38%) Front Office
14 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.38%) Local Government
14 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (31.61%) Developer
2 146 (18.46%) Azure Engineer
3 100 (12.64%) Architect
4 88 (11.13%) Data Engineer
5 81 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 70 (8.85%) .NET Developer
7 64 (8.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 64 (8.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 63 (7.96%) DBA
9 59 (7.46%) Azure DevOps
10 53 (6.70%) Azure Architect
10 53 (6.70%) SQL DBA
11 51 (6.45%) Senior Developer
12 50 (6.32%) C# Developer
13 43 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
14 42 (5.31%) Software Engineer
15 39 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
16 38 (4.80%) Azure Developer
17 37 (4.68%) Data Architect
18 35 (4.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (32.11%) .NET
2 169 (21.37%) .NET Core
3 98 (12.39%) ARM Templates
4 91 (11.50%) React
5 72 (9.10%) CSS
6 65 (8.22%) .NET Framework
7 61 (7.71%) Web Services
8 59 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 58 (7.33%) HTML
10 51 (6.45%) AngularJS
10 51 (6.45%) ASP.NET
11 46 (5.82%) Entity Framework
12 31 (3.92%) jQuery
12 31 (3.92%) JSON
12 31 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (3.16%) Kafka
14 22 (2.78%) REST
14 22 (2.78%) RESTful
15 20 (2.53%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.83%) Linux Command Line
2 35 (4.42%) Public Cloud
3 30 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.41%) Replication
5 25 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.53%) Clustering
7 18 (2.28%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.28%) N-Tier
8 17 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.77%) Legacy Applications
10 12 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.39%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
14 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.63%) User Experience
16 4 (0.51%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.60%) Windows
2 34 (4.30%) Windows Server
3 31 (3.92%) Linux
4 9 (1.14%) Android
4 9 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.63%) VMS
5 5 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.13%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (44.63%) DevOps
2 350 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
4 231 (29.20%) Analytics
5 168 (21.24%) Problem-Solving
6 161 (20.35%) ETL
7 150 (18.96%) Microservices
8 121 (15.30%) Data Modelling
9 105 (13.27%) Migration
10 97 (12.26%) Infrastructure as Code
10 97 (12.26%) Scrum
11 94 (11.88%) Visualisation
12 79 (9.99%) Configuration Management
13 78 (9.86%) Data Engineering
14 73 (9.23%) Test Automation
15 70 (8.85%) Software Engineering
16 65 (8.22%) SDLC
17 62 (7.84%) Full Stack Development
18 59 (7.46%) Mentoring
19 57 (7.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 760 (96.08%) SQL
2 281 (35.52%) C#
3 204 (25.79%) PowerShell
4 174 (22.00%) Python
5 165 (20.86%) JavaScript
6 123 (15.55%) T-SQL
7 82 (10.37%) TypeScript
8 78 (9.86%) Bash Shell
9 75 (9.48%) Java
10 70 (8.85%) PHP
11 66 (8.34%) Go
12 62 (7.84%) Groovy
13 57 (7.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 56 (7.08%) Ruby
15 21 (2.65%) R
16 16 (2.02%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.90%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.52%) Scala
19 10 (1.26%) U-SQL
20 6 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 43 (5.44%) Degree
2 25 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.88%) MCSE
6 6 (0.76%) CCNA
6 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.38%) MCITP
9 2 (0.25%) MCSA
10 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.13%) CISA
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.13%) ISSEP
10 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.69%) Data Quality
2 31 (3.92%) QA
3 11 (1.39%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) WCAG
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) NIST
6 2 (0.25%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.25%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 174 (22.00%) Docker
2 73 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.28%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 174 (22.00%) Kubernetes
2 159 (20.10%) Terraform
3 75 (9.48%) Ansible
4 72 (9.10%) Puppet
5 66 (8.34%) Grafana
6 64 (8.09%) Prometheus
7 58 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.76%) SCCM
10 5 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.63%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.63%) Packer
11 3 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.38%) Control-M
11 3 (0.38%) Istio
11 3 (0.38%) Nagios
12 2 (0.25%) Opsgenie
13 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.13%) Kibana
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 363 (45.89%) Microsoft
2 133 (16.81%) Databricks
3 69 (8.72%) New Relic
4 58 (7.33%) Oracle
5 54 (6.83%) SaltStack
6 47 (5.94%) VMware
7 23 (2.91%) Citrix
8 22 (2.78%) Google
9 17 (2.15%) SAP
10 15 (1.90%) Splunk
11 12 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.26%) IBM
12 10 (1.26%) Xamarin
13 8 (1.01%) Alteryx
13 8 (1.01%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.01%) Talend
14 7 (0.88%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.88%) StreamSets
15 5 (0.63%) Lets Encrypt
15 5 (0.63%) Sparx