Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 300 413 504
Rank change year-on-year +113 +91 +191
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 425 381 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.92% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 2.27% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 380 329 330
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,789 16,805 23,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.54% 26.44% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9,787 13,945 19,202
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,961 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK excluding London

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK excluding London

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK excluding London

Azure SQL Database
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
North of England +136 154 £60,000 +23.08% 25
South East +35 133 £52,500 -4.55% 36
Yorkshire +60 85 £60,000 +37.14% 4
Midlands +24 58 £52,500 +2.44% 24
North West +66 57 £60,000 +9.09% 18
West Midlands +22 45 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Scotland +26 37 £46,250 -15.91% 8
Wales +42 19 £40,253 -19.50% 4
South West +24 18 £50,000 -13.04% 5
East Midlands +8 13 £41,250 -0.60% 7
North East - 12 £55,000 - 3
East of England +49 6 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 425 (100.00%) Azure
2 407 (95.76%) SQL
3 214 (50.35%) C#
4 191 (44.94%) DevOps
5 189 (44.47%) SQL Server
6 157 (36.94%) .NET
6 157 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (34.35%) Microsoft
8 142 (33.41%) Kubernetes
9 137 (32.24%) JavaScript
10 134 (31.53%) PowerShell
11 129 (30.35%) Terraform
12 116 (27.29%) Analytics
13 108 (25.41%) Docker
14 104 (24.47%) Python
15 101 (23.76%) Configuration Management
16 95 (22.35%) Business Intelligence
17 93 (21.88%) Jenkins
18 91 (21.41%) Data Warehouse
19 89 (20.94%) Ansible
20 85 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
20 85 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
21 82 (19.29%) .NET Core
22 78 (18.35%) Azure Data Factory
23 74 (17.41%) Serverless
24 73 (17.18%) Java
24 73 (17.18%) Scrum
25 72 (16.94%) T-SQL
26 70 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 66 (15.53%) TypeScript

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 26 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.47%) Apache
3 18 (4.24%) Confluence
4 15 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.06%) Apache Synapse
6 7 (1.65%) CMS
7 6 (1.41%) IIS
7 6 (1.41%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
10 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.71%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.47%) Maximo
2 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 425 (100.00%) Azure
2 78 (18.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 74 (17.41%) Serverless
4 66 (15.53%) Power Platform
5 65 (15.29%) AWS
6 58 (13.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 58 (13.65%) PaaS
7 54 (12.71%) Pulumi
8 52 (12.24%) Datadog
9 48 (11.29%) SaaS
10 44 (10.35%) Azure Functions
11 39 (9.18%) IaaS
12 26 (6.12%) Microsoft 365
13 25 (5.88%) Logic Apps
14 19 (4.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 13 (3.06%) OneDrive
16 8 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (1.41%) GitHub
18 5 (1.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.88%) Firewall
2 15 (3.53%) DMZ
3 7 (1.65%) DNS
4 6 (1.41%) VPN
5 3 (0.71%) Network Security
5 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.47%) FTP
6 2 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.47%) VLAN
7 1 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (44.47%) SQL Server
2 91 (21.41%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (20.00%) Cosmos DB
4 70 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (15.06%) Power BI
6 61 (14.35%) MySQL
7 60 (14.12%) MongoDB
8 54 (12.71%) MariaDB
8 54 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (12.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 52 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (12.24%) Redis
11 50 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (9.88%) Data Lake
13 32 (7.53%) SQLPlus
14 28 (6.59%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (4.94%) Amazon Athena
16 17 (4.00%) Big Data
17 14 (3.29%) NoSQL
18 13 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 93 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 61 (14.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (14.12%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.24%) JIRA
5 16 (3.76%) Bitbucket
6 15 (3.53%) Gradle
6 15 (3.53%) Maven
7 9 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.41%) git-flow
10 5 (1.18%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.18%) Selenium
11 3 (0.71%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.47%) Cypress.io
12 2 (0.47%) JMeter
12 2 (0.47%) Katalon Studio
12 2 (0.47%) MSTest
13 1 (0.24%) NUnit
13 1 (0.24%) Xcode
General
1 29 (6.82%) Finance
1 29 (6.82%) Public Sector
2 28 (6.59%) Retail
3 18 (4.24%) Games
4 15 (3.53%) Billing
5 6 (1.41%) Law
6 5 (1.18%) Banking
7 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
8 3 (0.71%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 139 (32.71%) Developer
2 114 (26.82%) Azure Engineer
3 95 (22.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (15.76%) .NET Developer
5 66 (15.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 58 (13.65%) Azure DevOps
7 55 (12.94%) Software Developer
8 49 (11.53%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (10.59%) Senior Developer
10 33 (7.76%) Architect
11 31 (7.29%) Data Engineer
12 28 (6.59%) SQL Developer
13 26 (6.12%) C# Developer
14 24 (5.65%) .NET Software Developer
14 24 (5.65%) Senior .NET Developer
15 22 (5.18%) Senior DevOps
15 22 (5.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 21 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 21 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
17 19 (4.47%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (36.94%) .NET
2 82 (19.29%) .NET Core
3 57 (13.41%) HTML
4 51 (12.00%) CSS
5 33 (7.76%) AngularJS
6 28 (6.59%) .NET Framework
7 23 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (5.41%) JSON
8 18 (4.24%) ASP.NET
9 16 (3.76%) XML
10 15 (3.53%) RESTful
11 14 (3.29%) Entity Framework
12 13 (3.06%) React
12 13 (3.06%) SAML
13 12 (2.82%) Kafka
13 12 (2.82%) REST
14 10 (2.35%) PySpark
14 10 (2.35%) SOAP
14 10 (2.35%) Web Services
15 8 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.71%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.65%) Cloud Native
7 4 (0.94%) NHS
7 4 (0.94%) Wiki
8 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.47%) Life Science
9 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.24%) Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.18%) Linux
2 26 (6.12%) Windows
3 22 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (4.24%) Alpine Linux
4 18 (4.24%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.35%) Android
7 9 (2.12%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.65%) Unix
10 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.94%) SUSE
11 4 (0.94%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.71%) VMS
13 2 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (44.94%) DevOps
2 157 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (27.29%) Analytics
4 101 (23.76%) Configuration Management
5 95 (22.35%) Business Intelligence
6 85 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (17.18%) Scrum
8 62 (14.59%) Microservices
9 61 (14.35%) Infrastructure as Code
10 52 (12.24%) Web Application Development
11 48 (11.29%) Data Modelling
12 42 (9.88%) Mentoring
13 41 (9.65%) Project Delivery
14 40 (9.41%) ETL
15 38 (8.94%) Identity Access Management
16 35 (8.24%) Technical Leadership
17 33 (7.76%) Migration
18 32 (7.53%) Data Engineering
19 27 (6.35%) ITIL
20 26 (6.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 407 (95.76%) SQL
2 214 (50.35%) C#
3 137 (32.24%) JavaScript
4 134 (31.53%) PowerShell
5 104 (24.47%) Python
6 73 (17.18%) Java
7 72 (16.94%) T-SQL
8 66 (15.53%) TypeScript
9 62 (14.59%) PHP
10 56 (13.18%) Bash Shell
11 54 (12.71%) Go
12 52 (12.24%) Groovy
12 52 (12.24%) Ruby
13 7 (1.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.65%) Scala
14 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.71%) Perl
16 3 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (2.12%) Degree
2 7 (1.65%) SC Cleared
2 7 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.94%) CISA
3 4 (0.94%) CISM
3 4 (0.94%) CISSP
3 4 (0.94%) ISSAP
3 4 (0.94%) ISSEP
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.24%) CCNA
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.24%) MCSA
4 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.47%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.65%) QA
4 5 (1.18%) NIST
4 5 (1.18%) SLA
5 4 (0.94%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) SOC 2
System Software
1 108 (25.41%) Docker
2 61 (14.35%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 142 (33.41%) Kubernetes
2 129 (30.35%) Terraform
3 89 (20.94%) Ansible
4 55 (12.94%) Puppet
5 54 (12.71%) Grafana
5 54 (12.71%) Prometheus
6 52 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (34.35%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.71%) New Relic
3 52 (12.24%) SaltStack
4 39 (9.18%) Databricks
5 27 (6.35%) Oracle
6 6 (1.41%) ESRI
6 6 (1.41%) IBM
7 5 (1.18%) Google
7 5 (1.18%) Vertica
8 4 (0.94%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.71%) Cognos
9 3 (0.71%) VMware
10 2 (0.47%) Apple
10 2 (0.47%) BT
10 2 (0.47%) CloudEndure
10 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.47%) SAP
11 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.24%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.24%) Palo Alto