Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 452 539 717
Rank change year-on-year +87 +178 +138
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 753 746 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.24% 1.74% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 641 644 460
UK median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 33,619 42,843 52,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.81% 28.64% 30.55%
Number of salaries quoted 27,603 35,189 43,854
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 15 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 20 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
England +78 700 £62,500 +4.17% 112
UK excluding London +77 367 £55,000 +4.76% 66
London +42 356 £70,000 +7.69% 56
South East +87 160 £55,000 -8.33% 33
Midlands +49 81 £55,000 - 9
North of England +67 66 £60,000 +14.29% 8
West Midlands +29 64 £55,000 -8.33% 4
North West +70 47 £60,000 - 6
Scotland +42 21 £55,000 +10.00% 5
East of England +32 16 £47,500 -5.00% 3
South West +17 16 £58,750 +17.50% 4
Yorkshire +11 16 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £67,500 +63.64% 5
Wales -8 7 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North East +7 3 £22,500 -52.63% 1

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 753 (100.00%) Azure
2 696 (92.43%) SQL
3 391 (51.93%) Microsoft
4 361 (47.94%) SQL Server
5 327 (43.43%) C#
6 287 (38.11%) .NET
6 287 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
7 231 (30.68%) DevOps
8 219 (29.08%) Data Warehouse
9 216 (28.69%) Business Intelligence
10 189 (25.10%) Power BI
10 189 (25.10%) Power Platform
11 180 (23.90%) Analytics
12 174 (23.11%) ETL
13 162 (21.51%) PaaS
14 160 (21.25%) Azure Data Factory
15 157 (20.85%) AWS
16 155 (20.58%) PowerShell
17 147 (19.52%) Data Lake
18 146 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
19 125 (16.60%) Serverless
20 124 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 123 (16.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 122 (16.20%) JavaScript
23 117 (15.54%) MVC
24 116 (15.41%) Finance
25 111 (14.74%) Migration
25 111 (14.74%) Visual Studio
26 107 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
27 106 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.44%) IIS
2 36 (4.78%) Apache Spark
3 33 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 32 (4.25%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (3.05%) Apache
6 18 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.59%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.53%) Confluence
10 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.40%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.40%) CMS
12 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.27%) nginx
12 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.13%) Kentico
Applications
1 25 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.27%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 753 (100.00%) Azure
2 189 (25.10%) Power Platform
3 162 (21.51%) PaaS
4 160 (21.25%) Azure Data Factory
5 157 (20.85%) AWS
6 125 (16.60%) Serverless
7 94 (12.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 89 (11.82%) Azure Functions
9 72 (9.56%) IaaS
10 46 (6.11%) SaaS
11 35 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
12 34 (4.52%) Data Lake Analytics
13 33 (4.38%) GCP
13 33 (4.38%) Office 365
14 29 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 20 (2.66%) Amazon S3
15 20 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.45%) Firewall
2 18 (2.39%) DNS
3 11 (1.46%) Internet
4 8 (1.06%) Skype
5 7 (0.93%) SSL
6 6 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.66%) DMZ
7 5 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.53%) HTTP
8 4 (0.53%) VPN
9 3 (0.40%) DHCP
9 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.27%) VRRP
11 1 (0.13%) NAS
11 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) SAN
11 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (47.94%) SQL Server
2 219 (29.08%) Data Warehouse
3 189 (25.10%) Power BI
4 147 (19.52%) Data Lake
5 124 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 123 (16.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 106 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 86 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (9.69%) Big Data
9 73 (9.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 71 (9.43%) Cosmos DB
11 47 (6.24%) NoSQL
12 33 (4.38%) Snowflake Schema
13 32 (4.25%) MongoDB
14 31 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (3.72%) Redis
16 27 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
16 27 (3.59%) Relational Database
17 22 (2.92%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 111 (14.74%) Visual Studio
2 104 (13.81%) Git (software)
3 76 (10.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 56 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (3.32%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.92%) Jenkins
7 20 (2.66%) JIRA
8 19 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (1.99%) Selenium
10 13 (1.73%) NUnit
11 12 (1.59%) Visual Studio Code
12 9 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.93%) Cypress.io
14 6 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.66%) webpack
16 4 (0.53%) Chocolatey
16 4 (0.53%) SpecFlow
17 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
17 3 (0.40%) Moq
General
1 116 (15.41%) Finance
2 49 (6.51%) Marketing
3 25 (3.32%) Retail
4 22 (2.92%) Banking
5 11 (1.46%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.06%) Automotive
7 7 (0.93%) Legal
8 6 (0.80%) Advertising
9 5 (0.66%) Billing
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 284 (37.72%) Developer
2 137 (18.19%) Architect
3 100 (13.28%) .NET Developer
4 90 (11.95%) Azure Engineer
5 83 (11.02%) Consultant
6 75 (9.96%) Senior Developer
7 72 (9.56%) Azure Developer
8 65 (8.63%) Azure Architect
9 63 (8.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 63 (8.37%) C# Developer
10 60 (7.97%) SQL Developer
11 56 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
12 50 (6.64%) Azure Consultant
13 47 (6.24%) Software Developer
14 40 (5.31%) Data Engineer
15 38 (5.05%) DBA
15 38 (5.05%) Lead Developer
16 37 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 35 (4.65%) Database Developer
18 33 (4.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (38.11%) .NET
2 106 (14.08%) .NET Core
3 104 (13.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 100 (13.28%) .NET Framework
5 99 (13.15%) ASP.NET
6 97 (12.88%) CSS
7 89 (11.82%) Entity Framework
8 75 (9.96%) REST
9 73 (9.69%) HTML
10 58 (7.70%) React
11 56 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 55 (7.30%) WCF
13 54 (7.17%) Web Services
14 53 (7.04%) AngularJS
15 50 (6.64%) jQuery
16 41 (5.44%) SOAP
17 37 (4.91%) RESTful
18 32 (4.25%) Node.js
19 30 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 28 (3.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 40 (5.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 37 (4.91%) Public Cloud
5 33 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.92%) Data Structures
7 22 (2.92%) N-Tier
8 17 (2.26%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.99%) Clustering
9 15 (1.99%) User Experience
10 11 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.33%) FMCG
11 10 (1.33%) Marketing Technology
12 7 (0.93%) Replication
12 7 (0.93%) Social Media
12 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 68 (9.03%) Windows
2 43 (5.71%) Linux
3 36 (4.78%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.93%) CentOS
8 6 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.66%) Unix
10 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 2 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) Android
11 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (30.68%) DevOps
3 216 (28.69%) Business Intelligence
4 180 (23.90%) Analytics
5 174 (23.11%) ETL
6 146 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
7 117 (15.54%) MVC
8 111 (14.74%) Migration
9 107 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
10 96 (12.75%) Presales
11 95 (12.62%) Data Modelling
12 90 (11.95%) TDD
13 87 (11.55%) Scrum
14 84 (11.16%) Unit Testing
15 83 (11.02%) Test Automation
16 81 (10.76%) SOLID
17 71 (9.43%) Microservices
17 71 (9.43%) SOA
18 70 (9.30%) Deployment Automation
19 69 (9.16%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 696 (92.43%) SQL
2 327 (43.43%) C#
3 155 (20.58%) PowerShell
4 122 (16.20%) JavaScript
5 94 (12.48%) T-SQL
6 48 (6.37%) Python
7 35 (4.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 24 (3.19%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.19%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.26%) C
9 17 (2.26%) R
9 17 (2.26%) U-SQL
10 15 (1.99%) C++
10 15 (1.99%) VBA
11 14 (1.86%) Java
12 8 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.66%) ES6
13 5 (0.66%) VB
14 3 (0.40%) Scala
15 2 (0.27%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 46 (6.11%) Degree
2 34 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.66%) MCSE
5 4 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.40%) MBA
6 3 (0.40%) MCSA
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.13%) CCNP
8 1 (0.13%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.13%) MCSD
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.05%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.66%) QA
3 15 (1.99%) SLA
4 5 (0.66%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) NCSC
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 82 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.91%) Docker
3 50 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (5.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.80%) LXC
7 4 (0.53%) XenApp
8 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (8.37%) Terraform
2 38 (5.05%) Kubernetes
3 20 (2.66%) Ansible
4 18 (2.39%) Puppet
5 15 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.80%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.40%) SCCM
10 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.27%) MIIS
10 2 (0.27%) Nagios
10 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.27%) yum
11 1 (0.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 391 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.69%) Databricks
3 62 (8.23%) Tableau
4 51 (6.77%) Oracle
5 49 (6.51%) VMware
6 27 (3.59%) Google
7 21 (2.79%) Teradata
8 20 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.33%) Workday
11 7 (0.93%) Cisco
12 6 (0.80%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.80%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.80%) Sybase
13 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.66%) Vertica
14 4 (0.53%) Alteryx
14 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.53%) Xamarin