Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 296 443 539
Rank change year-on-year +147 +96 +180
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 778 799 748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.66% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% 2.44% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 825 719 729
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £87,500 £84,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 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 20,227 32,785 43,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.83% 27.04% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16,661 27,063 35,983
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure SQL Database.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 17 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 2 March 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
England +121 687 £60,000 -7.69% 131
UK excluding London +147 412 £52,500 -4.55% 97
London +77 308 £65,000 -7.14% 48
Work from Home -28 153 £60,000 -14.29% 33
North of England +144 145 £60,000 +23.08% 32
South East +86 136 £52,500 -4.55% 15
Yorkshire +97 75 £60,000 +50.00% 8
Midlands +49 62 £50,000 -9.09% 27
North West +83 59 £60,000 +2.13% 15
West Midlands +37 47 £50,000 -9.09% 20
Scotland +39 34 £47,500 -11.63% 9
Wales +47 19 £40,253 -19.50% 6
East Midlands +32 15 £42,500 -26.09% 7
South West +30 12 £47,500 -20.83% 4
North East +20 11 £55,000 +144.44% 9
East of England +67 3 £51,250 +13.89% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 778 (100.00%) Azure
2 745 (95.76%) SQL
3 380 (48.84%) DevOps
4 367 (47.17%) SQL Server
5 362 (46.53%) Microsoft
6 278 (35.73%) .NET
7 277 (35.60%) C#
8 248 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
9 234 (30.08%) Business Intelligence
10 222 (28.53%) PowerShell
11 220 (28.28%) Power Platform
12 211 (27.12%) Analytics
13 209 (26.86%) Data Warehouse
14 205 (26.35%) Azure Data Factory
15 189 (24.29%) Kubernetes
16 178 (22.88%) Power BI
16 178 (22.88%) PaaS
17 173 (22.24%) Terraform
18 165 (21.21%) JavaScript
19 158 (20.31%) Python
20 152 (19.54%) AWS
20 152 (19.54%) Cosmos DB
21 149 (19.15%) Docker
21 149 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 141 (18.12%) Serverless
23 136 (17.48%) Data Lake
24 126 (16.20%) Configuration Management
25 125 (16.07%) Active Directory
26 123 (15.81%) Jenkins
26 123 (15.81%) Databricks

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 86 (11.05%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.04%) IIS
3 27 (3.47%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.96%) Confluence
5 21 (2.70%) Apache
5 21 (2.70%) CMS
6 14 (1.80%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.54%) Apache Synapse
8 7 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.77%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.13%) DNN
11 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 778 (100.00%) Azure
2 220 (28.28%) Power Platform
3 205 (26.35%) Azure Data Factory
4 178 (22.88%) PaaS
5 152 (19.54%) AWS
6 141 (18.12%) Serverless
7 116 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 101 (12.98%) Azure Functions
9 98 (12.60%) SaaS
10 89 (11.44%) IaaS
11 65 (8.35%) Microsoft 365
12 54 (6.94%) Logic Apps
13 49 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
14 46 (5.91%) Datadog
14 46 (5.91%) Pulumi
15 30 (3.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 24 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (2.70%) OneDrive
18 17 (2.19%) Azure Stack
19 14 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.04%) Firewall
2 19 (2.44%) DNS
3 17 (2.19%) DMZ
4 9 (1.16%) Network Security
4 9 (1.16%) VPN
5 7 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.77%) WAN
7 5 (0.64%) FTP
8 2 (0.26%) VLAN
9 1 (0.13%) HTTP
9 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 209 (26.86%) Data Warehouse
3 178 (22.88%) Power BI
4 152 (19.54%) Cosmos DB
5 149 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 136 (17.48%) Data Lake
7 123 (15.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 122 (15.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 119 (15.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 65 (8.35%) MySQL
11 64 (8.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 59 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (7.33%) MongoDB
14 55 (7.07%) Redis
15 52 (6.68%) Amazon Redshift
16 46 (5.91%) MariaDB
17 44 (5.66%) NoSQL
18 42 (5.40%) Tableau
19 27 (3.47%) Amazon Athena
20 24 (3.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 123 (15.81%) Jenkins
2 105 (13.50%) Git (software)
3 72 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.96%) JIRA
5 22 (2.83%) Bitbucket
6 17 (2.19%) Gradle
6 17 (2.19%) Maven
7 15 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.03%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.90%) Postman
12 6 (0.77%) git-flow
13 5 (0.64%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.64%) ER Studio
13 5 (0.64%) ERwin
13 5 (0.64%) NUnit
13 5 (0.64%) Selenium
13 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (11.70%) Finance
2 42 (5.40%) Public Sector
3 37 (4.76%) Retail
4 26 (3.34%) Games
5 17 (2.19%) Billing
6 16 (2.06%) Marketing
7 9 (1.16%) Banking
8 8 (1.03%) Advertising
9 7 (0.90%) Law
10 5 (0.64%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.51%) Back Office
11 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.39%) Automotive
12 3 (0.39%) Local Government
12 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.26%) Legal
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 222 (28.53%) Developer
2 195 (25.06%) Azure Engineer
3 125 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 95 (12.21%) Architect
5 88 (11.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 77 (9.90%) .NET Developer
7 72 (9.25%) Azure DevOps
8 71 (9.13%) Data Engineer
9 69 (8.87%) Cloud Engineer
10 59 (7.58%) Senior Developer
11 57 (7.33%) Software Developer
12 56 (7.20%) Azure Developer
13 49 (6.30%) Azure Architect
14 47 (6.04%) Consultant
15 38 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
15 38 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 37 (4.76%) C# Developer
16 37 (4.76%) SQL Developer
17 36 (4.63%) Analyst
18 33 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (35.73%) .NET
2 114 (14.65%) .NET Core
3 103 (13.24%) CSS
4 71 (9.13%) HTML
5 61 (7.84%) XML
6 54 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 49 (6.30%) jQuery
8 47 (6.04%) JSON
9 40 (5.14%) Web Services
10 38 (4.88%) .NET Framework
11 36 (4.63%) ASP.NET
12 35 (4.50%) AngularJS
13 33 (4.24%) Ajax
13 33 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (3.21%) Entity Framework
15 24 (3.08%) Vue.js
16 23 (2.96%) React
17 21 (2.70%) RESTful
18 20 (2.57%) SAML
18 20 (2.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.04%) Linux Command Line
2 42 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.06%) Cloud Native
6 15 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.41%) Clustering
8 11 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.03%) PlayStation
12 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) PKI
13 6 (0.77%) Replication
14 5 (0.64%) NHS
15 4 (0.51%) Reinsurance
16 3 (0.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.61%) Windows
2 52 (6.68%) Linux
3 41 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.86%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.16%) Android
7 9 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.16%) Unix
8 7 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.51%) VMS
10 2 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (48.84%) DevOps
2 248 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (30.08%) Business Intelligence
4 211 (27.12%) Analytics
5 126 (16.20%) Configuration Management
6 116 (14.91%) Microservices
7 111 (14.27%) Data Modelling
8 109 (14.01%) ETL
9 99 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
11 91 (11.70%) Migration
12 88 (11.31%) Deployment Automation
12 88 (11.31%) Scrum
13 80 (10.28%) Test Automation
13 80 (10.28%) Visualisation
14 76 (9.77%) Infrastructure as Code
15 57 (7.33%) Project Delivery
16 56 (7.20%) Data Integration
16 56 (7.20%) Identity Access Management
17 55 (7.07%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 745 (95.76%) SQL
2 277 (35.60%) C#
3 222 (28.53%) PowerShell
4 165 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 158 (20.31%) Python
6 104 (13.37%) T-SQL
7 76 (9.77%) Java
8 65 (8.35%) PHP
9 55 (7.07%) Go
9 55 (7.07%) Groovy
10 54 (6.94%) Ruby
10 54 (6.94%) TypeScript
11 46 (5.91%) Bash Shell
12 31 (3.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 14 (1.80%) Scala
14 13 (1.67%) VB
15 11 (1.41%) R
16 10 (1.29%) C++
17 7 (0.90%) C
17 7 (0.90%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.63%) Degree
4 28 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.13%) CISA
6 1 (0.13%) CISM
6 1 (0.13%) CISSP
6 1 (0.13%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.13%) ISSEP
6 1 (0.13%) MCSA
6 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.30%) Data Quality
2 22 (2.83%) QA
3 15 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) NIST
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 149 (19.15%) Docker
2 125 (16.07%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.51%) HDFS
7 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 189 (24.29%) Kubernetes
2 173 (22.24%) Terraform
3 101 (12.98%) Ansible
4 59 (7.58%) Puppet
5 58 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (5.91%) Grafana
6 46 (5.91%) Prometheus
7 21 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.19%) Failover Clustering
9 15 (1.93%) SCCM
10 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.13%) Istio
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 362 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 123 (15.81%) Databricks
3 56 (7.20%) Oracle
4 46 (5.91%) New Relic
4 46 (5.91%) SaltStack
5 22 (2.83%) VMware
6 16 (2.06%) Google
7 8 (1.03%) Citrix
8 7 (0.90%) SAP
9 6 (0.77%) IBM
9 6 (0.77%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.64%) Alteryx
10 5 (0.64%) Blue Prism
10 5 (0.64%) Cognos
10 5 (0.64%) Vertica
11 4 (0.51%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.51%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.51%) RedGate
11 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.51%) Splunk