Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 367 494
Rank change year-on-year -37 +127 +149
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 763 501 766
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.79% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.71% 2.84% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 659 416 644
10th Percentile £41,000 £32,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -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 28,146 17,615 36,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.16% 27.73% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19,083 14,606 30,894
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,427
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -61 339 £70,000 -3.45% 74
North of England +25 142 £60,000 +37.14% 23
South East -79 123 £55,000 +10.00% 21
Midlands -37 94 £58,750 +30.56% 21
Yorkshire -8 93 £60,000 +60.00% 6
West Midlands -20 77 £62,500 +25.00% 12
North West -26 43 £60,000 +20.00% 16
South West -71 29 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands -47 17 £47,500 +35.71% 9
East of England -43 14 £55,000 +37.50% 10
North East -17 6 £38,250 -19.47% 1
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 763 (100.00%) Azure
2 732 (95.94%) SQL
3 355 (46.53%) DevOps
4 351 (46.00%) SQL Server
5 316 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
6 314 (41.15%) C#
7 302 (39.58%) Microsoft
8 272 (35.65%) .NET
9 241 (31.59%) Business Intelligence
10 222 (29.10%) Power Platform
11 221 (28.96%) Kubernetes
12 209 (27.39%) Docker
12 209 (27.39%) Power BI
12 209 (27.39%) Data Warehouse
13 208 (27.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 200 (26.21%) Analytics
15 196 (25.69%) PowerShell
16 188 (24.64%) JavaScript
17 174 (22.80%) .NET Core
18 173 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
19 162 (21.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 162 (21.23%) Python
20 159 (20.84%) Terraform
21 153 (20.05%) PaaS
22 145 (19.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 144 (18.87%) Microservices
24 142 (18.61%) Data Lake
25 141 (18.48%) ETL
26 136 (17.82%) Social Skills
27 132 (17.30%) 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 39 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.75%) Confluence
3 15 (1.97%) CMS
4 13 (1.70%) EPiServer
5 9 (1.18%) IIS
6 8 (1.05%) Apache
7 6 (0.79%) Apache Synapse
7 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 763 (100.00%) Azure
2 222 (29.10%) Power Platform
3 208 (27.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 162 (21.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 153 (20.05%) PaaS
6 99 (12.98%) IaaS
7 94 (12.32%) AWS
8 93 (12.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 90 (11.80%) Serverless
10 87 (11.40%) Azure Service Bus
11 74 (9.70%) SaaS
12 73 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
13 72 (9.44%) Pulumi
14 71 (9.31%) Azure Functions
15 63 (8.26%) Datadog
16 57 (7.47%) Azure App Service
17 51 (6.68%) Azure Storage
17 51 (6.68%) NuGet
18 46 (6.03%) Microsoft 365
19 42 (5.50%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.03%) Firewall
2 15 (1.97%) DNS
3 12 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.57%) VPN
4 10 (1.31%) DMZ
4 10 (1.31%) FTP
5 6 (0.79%) WAN
6 4 (0.52%) Network Security
7 3 (0.39%) HTTP
7 3 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) SSL
9 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (46.00%) SQL Server
2 209 (27.39%) Data Warehouse
2 209 (27.39%) Power BI
3 145 (19.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (18.61%) Data Lake
5 132 (17.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 119 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (12.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 94 (12.32%) MongoDB
8 84 (11.01%) PostgreSQL
9 79 (10.35%) MySQL
10 72 (9.44%) MariaDB
11 66 (8.65%) Redis
12 61 (7.99%) NoSQL
13 56 (7.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 43 (5.64%) Relational Database
15 32 (4.19%) Tableau
16 31 (4.06%) Big Data
17 22 (2.88%) RDBMS
17 22 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 113 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 106 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 73 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.41%) git-flow
6 22 (2.88%) JIRA
7 17 (2.23%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.10%) Selenium
9 14 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (1.57%) ER Studio
10 12 (1.57%) ERwin
11 10 (1.31%) Gradle
11 10 (1.31%) Maven
11 10 (1.31%) Subversion
12 9 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.18%) SpecFlow
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.05%) Postman
14 5 (0.66%) Android Studio
General
1 136 (17.82%) Social Skills
2 97 (12.71%) Finance
3 45 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.93%) Banking
5 26 (3.41%) Retail Banking
6 22 (2.88%) Marketing
7 21 (2.75%) Retail
8 20 (2.62%) Law
9 18 (2.36%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.44%) Billing
10 11 (1.44%) Legal
11 9 (1.18%) Advertising
12 7 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 5 (0.66%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.39%) Games
14 3 (0.39%) Local Government
14 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.26%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 257 (33.68%) Developer
2 172 (22.54%) Azure Engineer
3 91 (11.93%) Architect
3 91 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 80 (10.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 77 (10.09%) .NET Developer
6 76 (9.96%) Azure DevOps
6 76 (9.96%) Data Engineer
7 65 (8.52%) Senior Developer
8 55 (7.21%) C# Developer
9 52 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
10 48 (6.29%) Azure Architect
10 48 (6.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 44 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 42 (5.50%) Software Engineer
13 40 (5.24%) DBA
14 39 (5.11%) Azure Developer
14 39 (5.11%) SQL Developer
15 37 (4.85%) Data Architect
16 34 (4.46%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (35.65%) .NET
2 174 (22.80%) .NET Core
3 87 (11.40%) React
4 82 (10.75%) CSS
4 82 (10.75%) HTML
5 56 (7.34%) .NET Framework
6 55 (7.21%) Web Services
7 51 (6.68%) AngularJS
8 45 (5.90%) JSON
9 43 (5.64%) ASP.NET
10 38 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (4.59%) jQuery
12 34 (4.46%) XML
13 30 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (3.28%) Entity Framework
14 25 (3.28%) RESTful
15 21 (2.75%) MDX
15 21 (2.75%) PySpark
16 18 (2.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.39%) Linux Command Line
2 39 (5.11%) Public Cloud
3 35 (4.59%) Legacy Systems
4 29 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.23%) Replication
7 16 (2.10%) Clustering
8 15 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.18%) Legacy Applications
10 9 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.05%) User Experience
12 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.79%) PKI
13 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.73%) Windows
2 26 (3.41%) Windows Server
3 24 (3.15%) Linux
4 12 (1.57%) Android
5 8 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.92%) VMS
6 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) SUSE
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Alpine Linux
10 2 (0.26%) Unix
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (46.53%) DevOps
2 316 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (31.59%) Business Intelligence
4 200 (26.21%) Analytics
5 173 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (18.87%) Microservices
7 141 (18.48%) ETL
8 122 (15.99%) Migration
9 99 (12.98%) Configuration Management
10 97 (12.71%) Scrum
11 92 (12.06%) Software Engineering
12 90 (11.80%) Data Modelling
12 90 (11.80%) Infrastructure as Code
13 77 (10.09%) TDD
14 72 (9.44%) Test Automation
15 71 (9.31%) Clean Code
15 71 (9.31%) Visualisation
16 67 (8.78%) Web Application Development
17 66 (8.65%) Data Engineering
17 66 (8.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 732 (95.94%) SQL
2 314 (41.15%) C#
3 196 (25.69%) PowerShell
4 188 (24.64%) JavaScript
5 162 (21.23%) Python
6 118 (15.47%) T-SQL
7 89 (11.66%) PHP
8 87 (11.40%) TypeScript
9 81 (10.62%) Bash Shell
10 80 (10.48%) Java
11 76 (9.96%) Go
12 72 (9.44%) Groovy
13 64 (8.39%) Ruby
14 35 (4.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 15 (1.97%) Scala
16 12 (1.57%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.44%) U-SQL
18 7 (0.92%) R
18 7 (0.92%) VB
18 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (5.11%) Degree
2 21 (2.75%) SC Cleared
2 21 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.79%) MCSE
5 5 (0.66%) CCNA
5 5 (0.66%) CISA
5 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.66%) CISM
5 5 (0.66%) CISSP
5 5 (0.66%) ISSAP
5 5 (0.66%) ISSEP
6 4 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.26%) MCITP
7 2 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.13%) MCSA
8 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.28%) QA
3 10 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.92%) NIST
5 5 (0.66%) COBIT
6 4 (0.52%) SLA
6 4 (0.52%) WCAG
7 3 (0.39%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.39%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 209 (27.39%) Docker
2 86 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.05%) HDFS
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 221 (28.96%) Kubernetes
2 159 (20.84%) Terraform
3 98 (12.84%) Ansible
4 80 (10.48%) Grafana
5 76 (9.96%) Puppet
6 72 (9.44%) Prometheus
7 66 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (0.79%) SCCM
11 4 (0.52%) Istio
12 3 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.39%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.26%) Nagios
14 1 (0.13%) Kibana
14 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 302 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 120 (15.73%) Databricks
3 75 (9.83%) New Relic
4 63 (8.26%) SaltStack
5 38 (4.98%) Oracle
6 28 (3.67%) VMware
7 17 (2.23%) Google
8 16 (2.10%) SAP
9 13 (1.70%) IBM
9 13 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.18%) Splunk
10 9 (1.18%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.92%) Alteryx
12 6 (0.79%) Dynatrace
12 6 (0.79%) ESRI
12 6 (0.79%) Talend
13 5 (0.66%) Adobe
13 5 (0.66%) Citrix
13 5 (0.66%) Sparx