Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 530 703
Rank change year-on-year +118 +173 +162
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 752 718 499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.60% 1.85% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 688 674 535
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,475 £39,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 28,881 38,829 50,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.64% 28.29% 30.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23,783 32,222 42,655
Median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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
London +93 402 £72,500 +16.00% 26
South East +96 182 £55,000 - 22
Midlands +61 81 £52,500 -12.50% 18
West Midlands +44 55 £52,500 -19.23% 14
North of England +62 53 £48,750 +8.33% 16
North West +34 29 £55,000 -4.35% 9
East Midlands +31 26 £45,000 -2.70% 4
Yorkshire +48 24 £45,000 +9.09% 7
South West +30 17 £53,750 +4.88% 5
East of England +31 13 £47,500 -13.44% 4
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 752 (100.00%) Azure
2 720 (95.74%) SQL
3 392 (52.13%) Microsoft
4 369 (49.07%) SQL Server
5 299 (39.76%) C#
6 294 (39.10%) .NET
7 289 (38.43%) Business Intelligence
8 277 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
9 261 (34.71%) Data Warehouse
10 242 (32.18%) Power BI
10 242 (32.18%) Power Platform
11 233 (30.98%) Azure Data Factory
12 220 (29.26%) Analytics
13 213 (28.32%) DevOps
14 204 (27.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 173 (23.01%) Data Lake
16 168 (22.34%) ETL
17 164 (21.81%) PaaS
18 151 (20.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 130 (17.29%) .NET Core
20 127 (16.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
21 123 (16.36%) JavaScript
21 123 (16.36%) Finance
22 122 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
23 120 (15.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 120 (15.96%) T-SQL
24 117 (15.56%) AWS
25 116 (15.43%) PowerShell
25 116 (15.43%) Databricks
26 109 (14.49%) Data Modelling

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 49 (6.52%) Apache Spark
2 31 (4.12%) IIS
3 28 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (3.46%) Apache
5 19 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.86%) Confluence
7 8 (1.06%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.53%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Kentico
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.27%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 752 (100.00%) Azure
2 242 (32.18%) Power Platform
3 233 (30.98%) Azure Data Factory
4 164 (21.81%) PaaS
5 117 (15.56%) AWS
6 95 (12.63%) Serverless
7 72 (9.57%) IaaS
8 71 (9.44%) SaaS
9 70 (9.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 57 (7.58%) Azure Functions
11 39 (5.19%) Data Lake Analytics
12 27 (3.59%) Azure Stack
13 24 (3.19%) Office 365
14 18 (2.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 18 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (2.39%) GCP
15 16 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (1.46%) Azure Machine Learning
17 10 (1.33%) Amazon S3
18 9 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.39%) Firewall
2 9 (1.20%) DNS
3 7 (0.93%) DMZ
4 5 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (0.66%) SSL
4 5 (0.66%) VPN
5 4 (0.53%) Internet
6 3 (0.40%) Wireless
7 2 (0.27%) HTTP
7 2 (0.27%) MPLS
7 2 (0.27%) VLAN
7 2 (0.27%) WAN
8 1 (0.13%) NAS
8 1 (0.13%) SAN
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (49.07%) SQL Server
2 261 (34.71%) Data Warehouse
3 242 (32.18%) Power BI
4 204 (27.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 173 (23.01%) Data Lake
6 151 (20.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 127 (16.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 120 (15.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (12.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 77 (10.24%) Cosmos DB
11 59 (7.85%) Big Data
12 45 (5.98%) NoSQL
13 40 (5.32%) Relational Database
14 39 (5.19%) Snowflake Schema
15 29 (3.86%) Redis
16 25 (3.32%) Hadoop
16 25 (3.32%) RDBMS
17 22 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (2.93%) SQL Server 2016
18 20 (2.66%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 101 (13.43%) Visual Studio
2 74 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 62 (8.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 56 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (4.12%) NUnit
6 26 (3.46%) Selenium
7 24 (3.19%) Visual Studio Code
8 23 (3.06%) JIRA
9 16 (2.13%) Jasmine
9 16 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 14 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
11 13 (1.73%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.60%) Moq
13 11 (1.46%) Cypress.io
14 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (1.06%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.80%) Protractor
17 4 (0.53%) tSQLt
General
1 123 (16.36%) Finance
2 36 (4.79%) Marketing
3 19 (2.53%) Retail
4 10 (1.33%) Automotive
5 6 (0.80%) Banking
6 5 (0.66%) Advertising
6 5 (0.66%) Billing
6 5 (0.66%) Games
6 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.40%) Front Office
7 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.40%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.13%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Police
9 1 (0.13%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 303 (40.29%) Developer
2 131 (17.42%) Architect
3 123 (16.36%) .NET Developer
4 93 (12.37%) Azure Engineer
5 92 (12.23%) Senior Developer
6 90 (11.97%) Azure Developer
7 71 (9.44%) C# Developer
8 63 (8.38%) Azure Architect
9 59 (7.85%) Data Engineer
10 58 (7.71%) Consultant
11 57 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 52 (6.91%) SQL Developer
13 49 (6.52%) DBA
14 45 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
15 44 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
16 43 (5.72%) SQL DBA
17 42 (5.59%) Software Developer
18 38 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
19 35 (4.65%) Azure Consultant
20 34 (4.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (39.10%) .NET
2 130 (17.29%) .NET Core
3 95 (12.63%) CSS
4 91 (12.10%) .NET Framework
5 80 (10.64%) Entity Framework
6 76 (10.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 71 (9.44%) ASP.NET
8 70 (9.31%) HTML
9 69 (9.18%) AngularJS
10 55 (7.31%) Web Services
11 53 (7.05%) REST
12 45 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (5.85%) RESTful
14 41 (5.45%) React
15 37 (4.92%) WCF
16 35 (4.65%) MDX
17 27 (3.59%) OAuth
18 26 (3.46%) jQuery
18 26 (3.46%) Sass
19 24 (3.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 42 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (3.99%) Data Structures
5 27 (3.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.79%) Clustering
8 20 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.26%) N-Tier
10 16 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.33%) Marketing Technology
12 10 (1.33%) Replication
13 9 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.06%) User Experience
15 7 (0.93%) Social Media
15 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.80%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.90%) Windows
2 47 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.26%) Linux
4 11 (1.46%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.80%) Unix
7 5 (0.66%) Android
7 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.66%) CentOS
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (38.43%) Business Intelligence
2 277 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (29.26%) Analytics
4 213 (28.32%) DevOps
5 168 (22.34%) ETL
6 122 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (14.49%) Data Modelling
8 99 (13.16%) TDD
9 98 (13.03%) Migration
10 96 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (12.77%) Visualisation
11 85 (11.30%) MVC
12 84 (11.17%) Test Automation
13 80 (10.64%) Unit Testing
14 71 (9.44%) Data Visualisation
15 70 (9.31%) Scrum
16 68 (9.04%) Microservices
17 67 (8.91%) Data Analytics
17 67 (8.91%) SOLID
18 63 (8.38%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 720 (95.74%) SQL
2 299 (39.76%) C#
3 123 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 120 (15.96%) T-SQL
5 116 (15.43%) PowerShell
6 87 (11.57%) Python
7 48 (6.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 29 (3.86%) Java
8 29 (3.86%) TypeScript
9 24 (3.19%) U-SQL
10 20 (2.66%) C
10 20 (2.66%) R
11 12 (1.60%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.33%) Scala
13 9 (1.20%) VBA
14 8 (1.06%) C++
15 5 (0.66%) ES6
16 4 (0.53%) VB
17 3 (0.40%) PHP
17 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (6.52%) Degree
2 36 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (1.20%) CCSP
5 9 (1.20%) CISSP
5 9 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (0.80%) MBA
7 5 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.53%) MCSE
9 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.40%) MCSA
10 2 (0.27%) PhD
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.13%) CCNP
11 1 (0.13%) ISEB
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.06%) QA
2 19 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.99%) GDPR
4 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.93%) SLA
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 67 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.91%) Docker
3 47 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.27%) LXC
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 33 (4.39%) Terraform
3 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (1.46%) Puppet
4 10 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.20%) Ansible
6 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.80%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.53%) Kibana
9 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.27%) MIIS
9 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 392 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 116 (15.43%) Databricks
3 92 (12.23%) Tableau
4 51 (6.78%) Oracle
5 35 (4.65%) Google
6 31 (4.12%) VMware
7 22 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.86%) Workday
9 13 (1.73%) DevExpress
10 11 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.46%) Vertica
11 10 (1.33%) Teradata
12 9 (1.20%) Netezza
13 8 (1.06%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.80%) PlateSpin
14 6 (0.80%) Sybase
14 6 (0.80%) VirtaMove
15 5 (0.66%) Alteryx
15 5 (0.66%) IBM
15 5 (0.66%) Xamarin