Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 455 525
Rank change year-on-year +160 +70 +204
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 622 710 704
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.06% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.86% 2.27% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 630 665 685
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
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 16,126 31,268 39,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.43% 27.09% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13,662 26,095 33,448
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +113 271 £65,000 -7.14% 56
South East +110 134 £52,500 -4.55% 14
North of England +154 132 £60,000 - 21
North West +91 69 £60,000 - 15
Midlands +66 55 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Yorkshire +91 54 £60,000 +41.18% 4
West Midlands +41 45 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South West +68 13 £45,000 -25.00% 6
East Midlands +55 10 £42,500 -37.04% 7
North East +22 9 £55,000 +144.44% 2
East of England +85 2 £47,500 - 8
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 622 (100.00%) Azure
2 577 (92.77%) SQL
3 307 (49.36%) SQL Server
4 296 (47.59%) DevOps
5 288 (46.30%) Microsoft
6 226 (36.33%) .NET
6 226 (36.33%) C#
7 186 (29.90%) Business Intelligence
8 183 (29.42%) Data Warehouse
8 183 (29.42%) Power Platform
9 178 (28.62%) PowerShell
10 172 (27.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 171 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
12 156 (25.08%) Analytics
13 146 (23.47%) Python
14 143 (22.99%) Power BI
15 138 (22.19%) JavaScript
16 128 (20.58%) Data Lake
17 123 (19.77%) Terraform
18 122 (19.61%) Kubernetes
19 121 (19.45%) Cosmos DB
20 120 (19.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 119 (19.13%) PaaS
22 114 (18.33%) AWS
22 114 (18.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
23 112 (18.01%) Databricks
24 105 (16.88%) Serverless
25 98 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 96 (15.43%) Data Modelling
27 92 (14.79%) CSS

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 77 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 50 (8.04%) IIS
3 25 (4.02%) Apache Spark
4 23 (3.70%) Apache
5 16 (2.57%) CMS
6 14 (2.25%) Confluence
7 12 (1.93%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.77%) Apache Synapse
9 3 (0.48%) DNN
10 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 622 (100.00%) Azure
2 183 (29.42%) Power Platform
3 172 (27.65%) Azure Data Factory
4 119 (19.13%) PaaS
5 114 (18.33%) AWS
6 105 (16.88%) Serverless
7 91 (14.63%) Azure Functions
8 87 (13.99%) SaaS
9 79 (12.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 58 (9.32%) Office 365
11 45 (7.23%) Dynamics 365
12 42 (6.75%) IaaS
13 38 (6.11%) Datadog
13 38 (6.11%) Pulumi
14 31 (4.98%) Logic Apps
15 30 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (3.54%) OneDrive
17 18 (2.89%) GitHub
18 15 (2.41%) Azure Stack
19 14 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.34%) Firewall
2 10 (1.61%) DNS
3 8 (1.29%) DMZ
4 5 (0.80%) VPN
5 3 (0.48%) Network Security
5 3 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.32%) SAN
6 2 (0.32%) VLAN
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (49.36%) SQL Server
2 183 (29.42%) Data Warehouse
3 143 (22.99%) Power BI
4 128 (20.58%) Data Lake
5 121 (19.45%) Cosmos DB
6 120 (19.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 114 (18.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 98 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 92 (14.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 55 (8.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 51 (8.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 51 (8.20%) Redis
12 50 (8.04%) MySQL
13 49 (7.88%) PostgreSQL
14 47 (7.56%) MongoDB
15 38 (6.11%) MariaDB
16 34 (5.47%) Tableau
17 32 (5.14%) NoSQL
18 25 (4.02%) Amazon Athena
19 19 (3.05%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 84 (13.50%) Jenkins
2 67 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.41%) Bitbucket
5 14 (2.25%) JIRA
6 12 (1.93%) Postman
6 12 (1.93%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.29%) Gradle
9 8 (1.29%) Maven
9 8 (1.29%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.96%) git-flow
10 6 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.48%) NUnit
12 3 (0.48%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 90 (14.47%) Finance
2 35 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 33 (5.31%) Retail
4 13 (2.09%) Games
5 10 (1.61%) Banking
5 10 (1.61%) Marketing
6 8 (1.29%) Billing
7 7 (1.13%) Back Office
8 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.64%) Housing Association
8 4 (0.64%) Law
8 4 (0.64%) Local Government
9 3 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (26.21%) Developer
2 161 (25.88%) Azure Engineer
3 90 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 71 (11.41%) Architect
5 63 (10.13%) Data Engineer
6 58 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
7 57 (9.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 54 (8.68%) .NET Developer
9 44 (7.07%) Azure DevOps
9 44 (7.07%) Software Developer
10 43 (6.91%) Azure Developer
11 42 (6.75%) Senior Developer
12 37 (5.95%) Consultant
13 30 (4.82%) Data Consultant
14 29 (4.66%) Applications Support
14 29 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 29 (4.66%) Support Engineer
15 28 (4.50%) Applications Architect
15 28 (4.50%) Applications Engineer
15 28 (4.50%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (36.33%) .NET
2 92 (14.79%) CSS
3 85 (13.67%) .NET Core
4 57 (9.16%) HTML
5 50 (8.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 47 (7.56%) jQuery
7 46 (7.40%) XML
8 32 (5.14%) Ajax
9 30 (4.82%) ASP.NET
10 28 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 26 (4.18%) JSON
11 26 (4.18%) Web Services
12 22 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (3.54%) SAML
13 21 (3.38%) AngularJS
14 20 (3.22%) Vue.js
15 19 (3.05%) Entity Framework
15 19 (3.05%) React
16 15 (2.41%) SOAP
17 13 (2.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.43%) Linux Command Line
2 38 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.89%) Cloud Native
5 12 (1.93%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.93%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.61%) Clustering
8 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.45%) PlayStation
8 9 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.64%) Replication
12 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.32%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.23%) Windows
2 29 (4.66%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.70%) Linux
4 9 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.80%) VMS
8 3 (0.48%) Unix
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (47.59%) DevOps
2 186 (29.90%) Business Intelligence
3 171 (27.49%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (25.08%) Analytics
5 96 (15.43%) Data Modelling
6 92 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (14.63%) ETL
8 90 (14.47%) Microservices
9 86 (13.83%) Configuration Management
10 79 (12.70%) Test Automation
11 64 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (10.29%) Scrum
12 63 (10.13%) Visualisation
13 60 (9.65%) Deployment Automation
13 60 (9.65%) Infrastructure as Code
14 45 (7.23%) Data Analytics
14 45 (7.23%) Migration
15 40 (6.43%) Web Application Development
16 37 (5.95%) Data Engineering
16 37 (5.95%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 577 (92.77%) SQL
2 226 (36.33%) C#
3 178 (28.62%) PowerShell
4 146 (23.47%) Python
5 138 (22.19%) JavaScript
6 87 (13.99%) T-SQL
7 58 (9.32%) Java
8 52 (8.36%) PHP
9 46 (7.40%) Ruby
10 44 (7.07%) Go
10 44 (7.07%) Groovy
11 39 (6.27%) Bash Shell
11 39 (6.27%) TypeScript
12 34 (5.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 13 (2.09%) R
14 11 (1.77%) Scala
15 9 (1.45%) VB
16 7 (1.13%) U-SQL
17 6 (0.96%) C++
18 3 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (4.18%) Degree
2 23 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.82%) Data Quality
2 28 (4.50%) QA
3 12 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (14.63%) Docker
2 82 (13.18%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 123 (19.77%) Terraform
2 122 (19.61%) Kubernetes
3 60 (9.65%) Ansible
4 48 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (7.72%) Puppet
5 38 (6.11%) Grafana
5 38 (6.11%) Prometheus
6 23 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (2.57%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (1.93%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 288 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 112 (18.01%) Databricks
3 38 (6.11%) New Relic
3 38 (6.11%) SaltStack
4 34 (5.47%) Oracle
5 15 (2.41%) VMware
6 14 (2.25%) Google
7 7 (1.13%) Vertica
8 5 (0.80%) Alteryx
8 5 (0.80%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.64%) Citrix
9 4 (0.64%) Dynatrace
9 4 (0.64%) RedGate
9 4 (0.64%) Sparx
9 4 (0.64%) Splunk
10 3 (0.48%) Cognos
10 3 (0.48%) IBM
10 3 (0.48%) Remedy
10 3 (0.48%) SAP