Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 443 297 469
Rank change year-on-year -146 +172 +79
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 780 602 711
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.70% 1.05% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.60% 3.80% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 600 531 617
10th Percentile £41,975 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £74,375 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 29,949 15,840 31,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.69% 27.56% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19,544 13,552 26,088
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -145 357 £75,000 +15.38% 83
North of England -115 128 £55,000 -8.33% 21
South East -121 123 £61,500 +17.14% 30
Midlands -46 104 £60,000 +20.00% 19
West Midlands -48 72 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North West -96 63 £50,000 -16.67% 12
Yorkshire -72 51 £60,000 - 7
South West -17 42 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Midlands -40 32 £70,000 +48.94% 4
North East -22 14 £70,000 +30.23% 2
East of England -78 14 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 780 (100.00%) Azure
2 763 (97.82%) SQL
3 354 (45.38%) DevOps
4 353 (45.26%) Microsoft
5 343 (43.97%) SQL Server
6 314 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
7 292 (37.44%) Business Intelligence
8 291 (37.31%) C#
9 266 (34.10%) Azure Data Factory
10 264 (33.85%) Power Platform
11 263 (33.72%) Analytics
12 259 (33.21%) Power BI
13 241 (30.90%) Data Warehouse
14 226 (28.97%) .NET
15 179 (22.95%) Python
15 179 (22.95%) ETL
16 176 (22.56%) PowerShell
17 169 (21.67%) Data Modelling
18 168 (21.54%) T-SQL
19 165 (21.15%) Data Lake
20 159 (20.38%) CI/CD
21 155 (19.87%) .NET Core
21 155 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 144 (18.46%) Finance
23 143 (18.33%) Terraform
24 141 (18.08%) PaaS
25 140 (17.95%) Social Skills
26 135 (17.31%) Kubernetes
27 131 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 129 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting 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 31 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.31%) IIS
5 9 (1.15%) Apache
6 6 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.51%) Confluence
8 4 (0.51%) FileNet
8 4 (0.51%) Papyrus
9 3 (0.38%) CMS
9 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) Luigi
10 2 (0.26%) SAS
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.90%) SAP R/3
3 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.64%) iTrent
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 780 (100.00%) Azure
2 266 (34.10%) Azure Data Factory
3 264 (33.85%) Power Platform
4 141 (18.08%) PaaS
5 127 (16.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 94 (12.05%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 89 (11.41%) AWS
8 86 (11.03%) IaaS
9 79 (10.13%) Azure Service Bus
10 77 (9.87%) SaaS
11 74 (9.49%) Serverless
12 66 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 61 (7.82%) Azure Functions
13 61 (7.82%) Azure Monitor
14 51 (6.54%) Azure Storage
15 48 (6.15%) GCP
16 38 (4.87%) Azure Key Vault
16 38 (4.87%) Azure Logic Apps
16 38 (4.87%) Microsoft 365
17 37 (4.74%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.77%) Firewall
2 38 (4.87%) VPN
3 29 (3.72%) Network Security
4 22 (2.82%) DNS
5 8 (1.03%) WAN
6 7 (0.90%) SD-WAN
7 6 (0.77%) FTP
8 5 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.64%) DSL
9 4 (0.51%) Internet
9 4 (0.51%) SSL
10 3 (0.38%) HTTP
10 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.26%) BGP
11 2 (0.26%) DMZ
11 2 (0.26%) LAN
11 2 (0.26%) MPLS
11 2 (0.26%) OSPF
11 2 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (43.97%) SQL Server
2 259 (33.21%) Power BI
3 241 (30.90%) Data Warehouse
4 165 (21.15%) Data Lake
5 155 (19.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 131 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 129 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 68 (8.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 57 (7.31%) Tableau
10 56 (7.18%) MongoDB
11 53 (6.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 50 (6.41%) Big Data
13 43 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (4.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 37 (4.74%) NoSQL
14 37 (4.74%) OLAP
15 36 (4.62%) MySQL
16 31 (3.97%) Relational Database
17 29 (3.72%) OLTP
18 28 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 77 (9.87%) Jenkins
2 56 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.46%) Visual Studio
4 23 (2.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.05%) JIRA
5 16 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.90%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.77%) RStudio
10 5 (0.64%) GitLab
10 5 (0.64%) Subversion
11 4 (0.51%) git-flow
12 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.38%) Moq
12 3 (0.38%) MSTest
12 3 (0.38%) NUnit
12 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 144 (18.46%) Finance
2 140 (17.95%) Social Skills
3 59 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.23%) Banking
5 25 (3.21%) Legal
6 21 (2.69%) Marketing
6 21 (2.69%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (2.56%) Retail
8 17 (2.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 16 (2.05%) Law
10 13 (1.67%) Advertising
11 10 (1.28%) Back Office
12 8 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.77%) Automotive
15 5 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (0.51%) Front Office
17 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (31.41%) Developer
2 110 (14.10%) Data Engineer
3 99 (12.69%) Azure Engineer
4 81 (10.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 78 (10.00%) Architect
6 69 (8.85%) .NET Developer
7 65 (8.33%) DBA
8 57 (7.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 53 (6.79%) SQL DBA
10 51 (6.54%) Analyst
11 47 (6.03%) Senior Developer
12 43 (5.51%) C# Developer
13 42 (5.38%) Azure Developer
14 39 (5.00%) Azure Architect
15 36 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
15 36 (4.62%) Data Architect
16 35 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (3.72%) Administrator
18 27 (3.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 27 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (28.97%) .NET
2 155 (19.87%) .NET Core
3 112 (14.36%) Web Services
4 91 (11.67%) .NET Framework
5 86 (11.03%) Entity Framework
6 78 (10.00%) JSON
7 63 (8.08%) ARM Templates
7 63 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 60 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 53 (6.79%) React
9 53 (6.79%) RESTful
10 42 (5.38%) Middleware
11 30 (3.85%) AngularJS
12 29 (3.72%) CSS
13 28 (3.59%) jQuery
14 26 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (3.33%) REST
15 24 (3.08%) PySpark
15 24 (3.08%) XML
16 23 (2.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.59%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.21%) Data Structures
3 24 (3.08%) Replication
4 22 (2.82%) Cloud Native
5 18 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.92%) Clustering
7 15 (1.92%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.54%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.28%) Legacy Applications
11 10 (1.28%) Reinsurance
12 7 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (0.77%) Derivative
13 6 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.77%) Life Science
13 6 (0.77%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.23%) Windows
2 48 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 34 (4.36%) Linux
4 14 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.51%) VMS
5 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.26%) Android
7 2 (0.26%) Debian
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (45.38%) DevOps
2 314 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
3 292 (37.44%) Business Intelligence
4 263 (33.72%) Analytics
5 179 (22.95%) ETL
6 169 (21.67%) Data Modelling
7 159 (20.38%) CI/CD
8 117 (15.00%) Microservices
9 97 (12.44%) Visualisation
10 96 (12.31%) Data Analytics
10 96 (12.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 96 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (11.67%) Data Engineering
12 88 (11.28%) MVC
13 84 (10.77%) Scrum
14 80 (10.26%) Migration
14 80 (10.26%) SOA
15 75 (9.62%) Release Management
16 72 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
17 69 (8.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 763 (97.82%) SQL
2 291 (37.31%) C#
3 179 (22.95%) Python
4 176 (22.56%) PowerShell
5 168 (21.54%) T-SQL
6 91 (11.67%) JavaScript
7 90 (11.54%) Java
8 76 (9.74%) Bash
9 52 (6.67%) Go
10 45 (5.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 33 (4.23%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.21%) R
13 20 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.44%) PHP
15 18 (2.31%) Groovy
15 18 (2.31%) Ruby
15 18 (2.31%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.67%) Scala
17 8 (1.03%) Bicep
18 7 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (7.82%) Degree
2 24 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.77%) CCNA
6 6 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.38%) MCITP
7 3 (0.38%) MCSE
8 2 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CISA
9 1 (0.13%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) CISSP
9 1 (0.13%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.13%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.13%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (10.90%) Data Quality
2 30 (3.85%) QA
3 24 (3.08%) GDPR
4 10 (1.28%) SLA
5 7 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.51%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (15.90%) Docker
2 60 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 44 (5.64%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 143 (18.33%) Terraform
2 135 (17.31%) Kubernetes
3 63 (8.08%) Ansible
4 61 (7.82%) Puppet
5 20 (2.56%) Grafana
6 19 (2.44%) Prometheus
7 18 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.77%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.64%) Packer
9 5 (0.64%) SCCM
10 4 (0.51%) Control-M
11 3 (0.38%) Opsgenie
12 2 (0.26%) Nagios
13 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.13%) Istio
13 1 (0.13%) MIIS
13 1 (0.13%) Nessus
13 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 353 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 109 (13.97%) Databricks
3 64 (8.21%) Oracle
4 35 (4.49%) Dell
5 34 (4.36%) VMware
6 32 (4.10%) Google
7 22 (2.82%) New Relic
8 20 (2.56%) SAP
9 19 (2.44%) Citrix
10 16 (2.05%) SaltStack
11 10 (1.28%) Civica
12 9 (1.15%) Cisco
12 9 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.90%) Hitachi
13 7 (0.90%) Splunk
13 7 (0.90%) StreamSets
14 6 (0.77%) Alteryx
14 6 (0.77%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.64%) RedGate
15 5 (0.64%) Talend