Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 328 472 602
Rank change year-on-year +144 +130 +168
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 411 737 650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.16% 2.17% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 409 711 630
Median annual salary £58,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £38,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +14.29%

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 13,007 34,030 45,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.64% 27.08% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11,014 28,338 36,956
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,325 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 October 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 27 October 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 +81 177 £67,500 -3.57% 31
South East +160 100 £52,500 -17.65% 8
North of England +138 67 £60,000 - 10
Midlands +108 48 £45,000 -18.18% 11
North West +120 40 £60,000 - 6
West Midlands +75 39 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire +120 23 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South West +120 10 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +90 9 £42,500 -22.73% 8
North East +19 4 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East of England +111 3 £40,000 -15.79% 7
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Azure
2 377 (91.73%) SQL
3 211 (51.34%) Microsoft
4 209 (50.85%) SQL Server
5 171 (41.61%) DevOps
6 151 (36.74%) C#
7 142 (34.55%) Business Intelligence
7 142 (34.55%) Power Platform
8 140 (34.06%) Data Warehouse
9 138 (33.58%) .NET
10 124 (30.17%) Analytics
11 122 (29.68%) Power BI
12 115 (27.98%) Azure Data Factory
13 101 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
14 100 (24.33%) Data Lake
15 94 (22.87%) Finance
16 89 (21.65%) Data Modelling
17 85 (20.68%) ETL
18 80 (19.46%) PowerShell
19 79 (19.22%) JavaScript
20 74 (18.00%) Databricks
21 73 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 71 (17.27%) Python
23 70 (17.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 68 (16.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
25 62 (15.09%) T-SQL
26 60 (14.60%) Kubernetes
27 59 (14.36%) PaaS
28 55 (13.38%) Cosmos DB
29 53 (12.90%) Office 365

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 43 (10.46%) SharePoint
2 32 (7.79%) IIS
3 22 (5.35%) Apache
4 20 (4.87%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.68%) Confluence
6 9 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.46%) CMS
7 6 (1.46%) DNN
8 4 (0.97%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Synapse
9 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 411 (100.00%) Azure
2 142 (34.55%) Power Platform
3 115 (27.98%) Azure Data Factory
4 59 (14.36%) PaaS
5 53 (12.90%) Office 365
6 44 (10.71%) SaaS
7 43 (10.46%) Serverless
8 36 (8.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (8.52%) Azure Functions
10 33 (8.03%) AWS
11 24 (5.84%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (5.11%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (4.38%) GitHub
14 16 (3.89%) IaaS
15 13 (3.16%) Datadog
15 13 (3.16%) OneDrive
16 12 (2.92%) Logic Apps
17 10 (2.43%) Power Automate
18 8 (1.95%) Azure Stack
18 8 (1.95%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) DNS
2 8 (1.95%) Firewall
3 4 (0.97%) SAN
3 4 (0.97%) VPN
4 3 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.49%) DHCP
5 2 (0.49%) DMZ
5 2 (0.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 140 (34.06%) Data Warehouse
3 122 (29.68%) Power BI
4 100 (24.33%) Data Lake
5 73 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (17.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (16.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 55 (13.38%) Cosmos DB
9 45 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (9.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 24 (5.84%) NoSQL
12 23 (5.60%) MongoDB
12 23 (5.60%) Snowflake Schema
13 22 (5.35%) Redis
14 21 (5.11%) MySQL
14 21 (5.11%) Tableau
15 15 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (3.16%) Big Data
17 12 (2.92%) MariaDB
17 12 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 30 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (3.16%) Postman
6 13 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.92%) JIRA
7 12 (2.92%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.95%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.95%) Selenium
9 4 (0.97%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.97%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.73%) git-flow
10 3 (0.73%) Subversion
10 3 (0.73%) tSQLt
11 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 94 (22.87%) Finance
2 17 (4.14%) Banking
3 12 (2.92%) Marketing
4 9 (2.19%) Back Office
4 9 (2.19%) Games
5 4 (0.97%) Local Government
6 3 (0.73%) Automotive
6 3 (0.73%) Law
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
6 3 (0.73%) Retail
7 2 (0.49%) Billing
7 2 (0.49%) Front Office
7 2 (0.49%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Police
8 1 (0.24%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 150 (36.50%) Developer
2 107 (26.03%) Azure Engineer
3 49 (11.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 49 (11.92%) Data Engineer
4 46 (11.19%) .NET Developer
5 42 (10.22%) Azure Developer
6 41 (9.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 38 (9.25%) Senior Developer
8 34 (8.27%) Architect
9 28 (6.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 25 (6.08%) Analyst
10 25 (6.08%) C# Developer
11 22 (5.35%) SQL Developer
11 22 (5.35%) Support Engineer
12 20 (4.87%) Applications Engineer
12 20 (4.87%) Applications Support
12 20 (4.87%) Applications Support Engineer
12 20 (4.87%) Consultant
13 19 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
14 18 (4.38%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (33.58%) .NET
2 47 (11.44%) CSS
3 40 (9.73%) .NET Core
4 36 (8.76%) HTML
5 31 (7.54%) ASP.NET
6 28 (6.81%) jQuery
6 28 (6.81%) MDX
7 26 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 23 (5.60%) AngularJS
8 23 (5.60%) Entity Framework
9 22 (5.35%) .NET Framework
9 22 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (4.62%) RESTful
11 17 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (3.89%) JSON
12 16 (3.89%) Web Services
13 15 (3.65%) React
14 14 (3.41%) Kafka
14 14 (3.41%) SOAP
14 14 (3.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.65%) Data Structures
4 13 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.19%) PlayStation
8 8 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.70%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.46%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.22%) Clustering
12 4 (0.97%) Replication
13 3 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.73%) User Experience
14 2 (0.49%) Derivative
14 2 (0.49%) Equities
14 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.52%) Windows
2 22 (5.35%) Linux
2 22 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.95%) Unix
3 8 (1.95%) VMS
4 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (41.61%) DevOps
2 142 (34.55%) Business Intelligence
3 124 (30.17%) Analytics
4 101 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (21.65%) Data Modelling
6 85 (20.68%) ETL
7 52 (12.65%) Scrum
8 50 (12.17%) Data Engineering
9 49 (11.92%) Data Analytics
10 45 (10.95%) Visualisation
11 44 (10.71%) Migration
12 41 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (9.25%) Fintech
14 34 (8.27%) SDLC
14 34 (8.27%) Test Automation
15 33 (8.03%) Microservices
15 33 (8.03%) MVC
16 30 (7.30%) Data Visualisation
17 29 (7.06%) Data Integration
17 29 (7.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 377 (91.73%) SQL
2 151 (36.74%) C#
3 80 (19.46%) PowerShell
4 79 (19.22%) JavaScript
5 71 (17.27%) Python
6 62 (15.09%) T-SQL
7 39 (9.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 28 (6.81%) Java
9 16 (3.89%) Bash Shell
10 15 (3.65%) PHP
11 14 (3.41%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.16%) Ruby
13 12 (2.92%) Go
13 12 (2.92%) Groovy
14 11 (2.68%) Scala
14 11 (2.68%) VB
15 8 (1.95%) U-SQL
16 6 (1.46%) R
17 2 (0.49%) VBA
18 1 (0.24%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 17 (4.14%) Degree
2 14 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (0.24%) MCSA
5 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 16 (3.89%) QA
3 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 41 (9.98%) Docker
2 39 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 60 (14.60%) Kubernetes
2 38 (9.25%) Terraform
3 19 (4.62%) Ansible
4 16 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (3.16%) Puppet
6 12 (2.92%) Grafana
6 12 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.92%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.73%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.49%) Nagios
8 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 211 (51.34%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.00%) Databricks
3 12 (2.92%) New Relic
3 12 (2.92%) Oracle
3 12 (2.92%) SaltStack
4 11 (2.68%) VMware
5 9 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.70%) Vertica
7 6 (1.46%) Google
8 5 (1.22%) Alteryx
8 5 (1.22%) Blue Prism
8 5 (1.22%) Citrix
8 5 (1.22%) RedGate
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco
9 3 (0.73%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.49%) Cognos
10 2 (0.49%) Facebook
10 2 (0.49%) HP
10 2 (0.49%) PlateSpin
10 2 (0.49%) Teradata