Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 446 527 720
Rank change year-on-year +81 +193 +140
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 708 705 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.27% 1.75% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 613 613 422
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,100 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%

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 31,247 40,288 49,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.81% 28.54% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 25,857 33,349 41,662
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 22 January 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 22 January 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 +60 359 £70,000 +7.69% 61
South East +74 162 £55,000 -8.33% 41
Midlands +41 82 £55,000 - 11
North of England +75 67 £60,000 +14.29% 10
West Midlands +36 65 £55,000 -8.33% 6
North West +73 48 £60,000 - 6
South West +7 17 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +31 16 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 16 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +11 15 £67,500 +63.64% 5
North East +11 3 £22,500 -52.63% 1
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 708 (100.00%) Azure
2 658 (92.94%) SQL
3 370 (52.26%) Microsoft
4 337 (47.60%) SQL Server
5 309 (43.64%) C#
6 271 (38.28%) .NET
7 266 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
8 213 (30.08%) Data Warehouse
9 210 (29.66%) Business Intelligence
10 204 (28.81%) DevOps
11 182 (25.71%) Power BI
11 182 (25.71%) Power Platform
12 175 (24.72%) Analytics
13 172 (24.29%) ETL
14 159 (22.46%) Azure Data Factory
15 158 (22.32%) PaaS
16 154 (21.75%) PowerShell
17 145 (20.48%) AWS
17 145 (20.48%) Data Lake
18 132 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
19 123 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 119 (16.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
21 118 (16.67%) JavaScript
22 115 (16.24%) Serverless
23 113 (15.96%) Visual Studio
24 107 (15.11%) MVC
24 107 (15.11%) Finance
24 107 (15.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 103 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
26 102 (14.41%) Git (software)

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 41 (5.79%) IIS
2 38 (5.37%) Apache Spark
3 33 (4.66%) SharePoint
4 32 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (3.39%) Apache
6 14 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.69%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.99%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.71%) Confluence
11 4 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.42%) CMS
13 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.28%) nginx
13 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 25 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 708 (100.00%) Azure
2 182 (25.71%) Power Platform
3 159 (22.46%) Azure Data Factory
4 158 (22.32%) PaaS
5 145 (20.48%) AWS
6 115 (16.24%) Serverless
7 92 (12.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (12.57%) Azure Functions
9 67 (9.46%) IaaS
10 41 (5.79%) SaaS
11 35 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
12 34 (4.80%) Data Lake Analytics
13 31 (4.38%) Office 365
14 29 (4.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 29 (4.10%) GCP
15 20 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (2.54%) Amazon S3
18 17 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.67%) Firewall
2 17 (2.40%) DNS
3 9 (1.27%) Internet
4 8 (1.13%) Skype
5 7 (0.99%) SSL
6 6 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.71%) DMZ
7 5 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.56%) HTTP
9 3 (0.42%) DHCP
9 3 (0.42%) VPN
10 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.28%) VRRP
11 1 (0.14%) NAS
11 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) SAN
11 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (47.60%) SQL Server
2 213 (30.08%) Data Warehouse
3 182 (25.71%) Power BI
4 145 (20.48%) Data Lake
5 123 (17.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 119 (16.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 107 (15.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (10.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 73 (10.31%) Big Data
11 71 (10.03%) Cosmos DB
12 46 (6.50%) NoSQL
13 32 (4.52%) Snowflake Schema
14 31 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (4.24%) MongoDB
16 28 (3.95%) Redis
17 26 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
17 26 (3.67%) Relational Database
18 25 (3.53%) Amazon Redshift
19 20 (2.82%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 113 (15.96%) Visual Studio
2 102 (14.41%) Git (software)
3 77 (10.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 55 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (2.68%) JIRA
5 19 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (2.68%) TeamCity
6 16 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.12%) Selenium
8 13 (1.84%) NUnit
8 13 (1.84%) Visual Studio Code
9 10 (1.41%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.99%) Cypress.io
10 7 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.56%) Chocolatey
12 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.42%) Moq
13 3 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 107 (15.11%) Finance
2 49 (6.92%) Marketing
3 21 (2.97%) Banking
4 18 (2.54%) Retail
5 8 (1.13%) Automotive
6 7 (0.99%) Public Sector
7 6 (0.85%) Advertising
8 5 (0.71%) Billing
8 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.71%) Legal
8 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.14%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 272 (38.42%) Developer
2 137 (19.35%) Architect
3 99 (13.98%) .NET Developer
4 89 (12.57%) Azure Engineer
5 75 (10.59%) Senior Developer
6 74 (10.45%) Consultant
7 70 (9.89%) Azure Developer
8 66 (9.32%) Azure Architect
9 63 (8.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 58 (8.19%) C# Developer
11 57 (8.05%) SQL Developer
12 56 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
13 45 (6.36%) Azure Consultant
14 41 (5.79%) Software Developer
15 40 (5.65%) Data Engineer
16 37 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 35 (4.94%) Database Developer
18 34 (4.80%) DBA
18 34 (4.80%) Lead Developer
19 33 (4.66%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (38.28%) .NET
2 101 (14.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 97 (13.70%) .NET Framework
4 95 (13.42%) ASP.NET
5 92 (12.99%) CSS
6 90 (12.71%) .NET Core
6 90 (12.71%) Entity Framework
7 77 (10.88%) REST
8 68 (9.60%) HTML
9 55 (7.77%) WCF
10 53 (7.49%) Web Services
11 52 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (7.34%) React
12 50 (7.06%) AngularJS
13 42 (5.93%) SOAP
14 39 (5.51%) jQuery
15 37 (5.23%) RESTful
16 30 (4.24%) Node.js
17 28 (3.95%) OAuth
18 26 (3.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.92%) Data Centre
3 40 (5.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 31 (4.38%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.11%) N-Tier
7 22 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.68%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.40%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.12%) Clustering
11 14 (1.98%) User Experience
12 11 (1.55%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.41%) Marketing Technology
14 7 (0.99%) Replication
14 7 (0.99%) Social Media
14 7 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.56%) Algorithms
17 3 (0.42%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.32%) Windows
2 41 (5.79%) Linux
3 35 (4.94%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.99%) CentOS
7 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.56%) Unix
9 2 (0.28%) Solaris
9 2 (0.28%) VMS
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (29.66%) Business Intelligence
3 204 (28.81%) DevOps
4 175 (24.72%) Analytics
5 172 (24.29%) ETL
6 132 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (15.11%) MVC
8 103 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (14.41%) Migration
10 96 (13.56%) Data Modelling
11 95 (13.42%) Presales
12 92 (12.99%) TDD
13 87 (12.29%) Scrum
14 85 (12.01%) Unit Testing
15 82 (11.58%) SOLID
15 82 (11.58%) Test Automation
16 71 (10.03%) Deployment Automation
16 71 (10.03%) SOA
16 71 (10.03%) Visualisation
17 70 (9.89%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 658 (92.94%) SQL
2 309 (43.64%) C#
3 154 (21.75%) PowerShell
4 118 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 88 (12.43%) T-SQL
6 47 (6.64%) Python
7 35 (4.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 24 (3.39%) TypeScript
9 23 (3.25%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.54%) C
11 17 (2.40%) R
11 17 (2.40%) U-SQL
12 15 (2.12%) C++
12 15 (2.12%) VBA
13 13 (1.84%) Java
14 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.56%) VB
16 3 (0.42%) ES6
16 3 (0.42%) Scala
17 2 (0.28%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 45 (6.36%) Degree
2 34 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.71%) MCSE
5 4 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.42%) MBA
6 3 (0.42%) MCSA
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.14%) CCIE
8 1 (0.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.14%) MCP
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.82%) QA
3 14 (1.98%) SLA
4 5 (0.71%) GDPR
4 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) NCSC
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 80 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
3 46 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (6.21%) Docker
5 41 (5.79%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.85%) LXC
7 3 (0.42%) XenApp
8 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (7.49%) Terraform
2 33 (4.66%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.98%) Ansible
4 12 (1.69%) Puppet
5 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.85%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.28%) MIIS
9 2 (0.28%) Nagios
9 2 (0.28%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.28%) SCCM
9 2 (0.28%) SCOM
9 2 (0.28%) yum
10 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 370 (52.26%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.31%) Databricks
3 62 (8.76%) Tableau
4 49 (6.92%) Oracle
5 48 (6.78%) VMware
6 25 (3.53%) Google
7 20 (2.82%) Teradata
8 19 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.69%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.41%) Workday
11 7 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.99%) Cisco
11 7 (0.99%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.85%) Vertica
13 5 (0.71%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.71%) Sybase
14 4 (0.56%) Alteryx
14 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds
15 3 (0.42%) Veeam