Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 522 691
Rank change year-on-year +102 +169 +150
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 791 810 558
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.54% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.58% 1.92% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 709 737 591
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 30,703 42,187 54,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.66% 28.31% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 25,095 34,584 45,285
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 £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +115 742 £60,000 - 63
London +90 387 £72,500 +16.00% 21
UK excluding London +104 382 £52,500 - 46
South East +102 183 £55,000 - 19
Midlands +40 79 £52,500 -12.50% 12
North of England +54 57 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Work from Home +4 54 £70,000 +16.67% 7
West Midlands +46 53 £52,500 -19.23% 8
North West +47 30 £55,000 - 4
Yorkshire +68 27 £45,000 +9.09% 2
East Midlands +39 26 £41,500 -12.63% 4
Scotland +41 22 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West +67 18 £57,500 +15.00% 3
East of England +30 14 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Wales -19 9 £48,750 +21.88% 2

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 791 (100.00%) Azure
2 756 (95.58%) SQL
3 414 (52.34%) Microsoft
4 394 (49.81%) SQL Server
5 324 (40.96%) C#
6 317 (40.08%) .NET
7 300 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
8 290 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
9 266 (33.63%) Data Warehouse
10 242 (30.59%) Power Platform
11 241 (30.47%) Power BI
12 234 (29.58%) Azure Data Factory
13 228 (28.82%) DevOps
14 221 (27.94%) Analytics
15 213 (26.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 171 (21.62%) Data Lake
17 169 (21.37%) ETL
18 160 (20.23%) PaaS
19 151 (19.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 149 (18.84%) .NET Core
21 134 (16.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 132 (16.69%) Problem-Solving
23 131 (16.56%) T-SQL
24 130 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 130 (16.43%) Finance
25 128 (16.18%) JavaScript
26 119 (15.04%) Databricks
27 117 (14.79%) AWS
28 113 (14.29%) PowerShell
29 108 (13.65%) Data Modelling

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 49 (6.19%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.67%) IIS
3 27 (3.41%) Apache
3 27 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.77%) Confluence
7 7 (0.88%) Anypoint
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.51%) Apache Synapse
8 4 (0.51%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.25%) JBoss
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Kentico
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.25%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 791 (100.00%) Azure
2 242 (30.59%) Power Platform
3 234 (29.58%) Azure Data Factory
4 160 (20.23%) PaaS
5 117 (14.79%) AWS
6 104 (13.15%) Serverless
7 76 (9.61%) SaaS
8 72 (9.10%) IaaS
9 67 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 56 (7.08%) Azure Functions
11 40 (5.06%) Data Lake Analytics
12 28 (3.54%) Azure Stack
13 26 (3.29%) Office 365
14 20 (2.53%) GCP
15 19 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
16 16 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 16 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (1.39%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
18 10 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.28%) Firewall
2 7 (0.88%) DNS
3 5 (0.63%) DMZ
3 5 (0.63%) Internet
3 5 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (0.63%) SSL
3 5 (0.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.38%) Wireless
5 2 (0.25%) HTTP
5 2 (0.25%) MPLS
5 2 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.25%) VLAN
5 2 (0.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.13%) NAS
6 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.13%) SAN
6 1 (0.13%) Skype
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (49.81%) SQL Server
2 266 (33.63%) Data Warehouse
3 241 (30.47%) Power BI
4 213 (26.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 171 (21.62%) Data Lake
6 151 (19.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (16.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 130 (16.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 95 (12.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 81 (10.24%) Cosmos DB
11 58 (7.33%) Big Data
12 46 (5.82%) NoSQL
13 44 (5.56%) Relational Database
14 38 (4.80%) Snowflake Schema
15 29 (3.67%) RDBMS
16 28 (3.54%) Redis
17 25 (3.16%) Hadoop
17 25 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
18 22 (2.78%) MongoDB
18 22 (2.78%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 107 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 79 (9.99%) Git (software)
3 60 (7.59%) Visual Studio Team System
4 58 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.92%) NUnit
6 27 (3.41%) Selenium
7 25 (3.16%) Visual Studio Code
8 23 (2.91%) JIRA
9 17 (2.15%) SpecFlow
10 16 (2.02%) Jasmine
11 13 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (1.52%) Moq
12 12 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 11 (1.39%) Cypress.io
14 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (1.01%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.76%) Protractor
17 5 (0.63%) Cucumber
18 4 (0.51%) tSQLt
General
1 130 (16.43%) Finance
2 35 (4.42%) Marketing
3 28 (3.54%) Retail
4 10 (1.26%) Banking
5 9 (1.14%) Automotive
6 7 (0.88%) Advertising
6 7 (0.88%) Games
7 5 (0.63%) Public Sector
7 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.38%) Billing
8 3 (0.38%) Front Office
8 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Police
10 1 (0.13%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 322 (40.71%) Developer
2 129 (16.31%) .NET Developer
2 129 (16.31%) Architect
3 93 (11.76%) Azure Developer
4 92 (11.63%) Senior Developer
5 90 (11.38%) Azure Engineer
6 78 (9.86%) C# Developer
7 62 (7.84%) Azure Architect
8 59 (7.46%) Consultant
8 59 (7.46%) DBA
9 57 (7.21%) Data Engineer
10 56 (7.08%) SQL Developer
11 54 (6.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 49 (6.19%) SQL DBA
13 48 (6.07%) Software Developer
14 46 (5.82%) Senior .NET Developer
15 45 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
16 38 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (4.68%) Administrator
18 34 (4.30%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (40.08%) .NET
2 149 (18.84%) .NET Core
3 101 (12.77%) CSS
4 97 (12.26%) .NET Framework
5 82 (10.37%) HTML
6 81 (10.24%) Entity Framework
7 78 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 77 (9.73%) ASP.NET
9 72 (9.10%) AngularJS
10 57 (7.21%) Web Services
11 49 (6.19%) REST
12 46 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (5.31%) RESTful
14 41 (5.18%) React
15 35 (4.42%) jQuery
15 35 (4.42%) WCF
16 32 (4.05%) MDX
17 27 (3.41%) OAuth
17 27 (3.41%) Sass
18 23 (2.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.80%) Data Structures
5 29 (3.67%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.65%) Clustering
8 19 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.39%) FMCG
12 10 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
12 10 (1.26%) Replication
13 9 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (1.01%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.88%) Social Media
15 7 (0.88%) User Experience
16 6 (0.76%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.62%) Windows
2 47 (5.94%) Windows Server
3 18 (2.28%) Linux
4 11 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.01%) Android
5 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.76%) Unix
7 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.38%) CentOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (28.82%) DevOps
4 221 (27.94%) Analytics
5 169 (21.37%) ETL
6 132 (16.69%) Problem-Solving
7 108 (13.65%) Data Modelling
8 101 (12.77%) Migration
9 99 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
10 98 (12.39%) TDD
11 95 (12.01%) Visualisation
12 94 (11.88%) MVC
13 81 (10.24%) Test Automation
14 76 (9.61%) Unit Testing
15 69 (8.72%) Data Analytics
16 68 (8.60%) Data Visualisation
16 68 (8.60%) Microservices
17 67 (8.47%) Scrum
18 64 (8.09%) Project Delivery
19 63 (7.96%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 756 (95.58%) SQL
2 324 (40.96%) C#
3 131 (16.56%) T-SQL
4 128 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 113 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 87 (11.00%) Python
7 47 (5.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 32 (4.05%) Java
9 31 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.29%) U-SQL
11 21 (2.65%) R
12 18 (2.28%) C
13 12 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.26%) Scala
15 9 (1.14%) VBA
16 7 (0.88%) C++
17 5 (0.63%) ES6
18 4 (0.51%) VB
19 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
19 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (6.70%) Degree
2 35 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (1.14%) CCSP
5 9 (1.14%) CISSP
5 9 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (0.76%) MBA
7 5 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.51%) MCSE
9 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.38%) MCSA
10 2 (0.25%) PhD
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.13%) CCNP
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.91%) QA
2 19 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.90%) GDPR
4 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.88%) SLA
5 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 67 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 50 (6.32%) Docker
3 45 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) LXC
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (5.31%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.30%) Terraform
3 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.39%) Puppet
5 10 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.88%) Ansible
6 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.51%) Kibana
8 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.25%) MIIS
8 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 414 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 119 (15.04%) Databricks
3 93 (11.76%) Tableau
4 54 (6.83%) Oracle
5 36 (4.55%) Google
6 30 (3.79%) VMware
7 24 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.77%) Workday
9 13 (1.64%) DevExpress
10 12 (1.52%) Teradata
11 11 (1.39%) Vertica
12 10 (1.26%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.14%) Netezza
13 9 (1.14%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.88%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.88%) PlateSpin
14 7 (0.88%) VirtaMove
15 6 (0.76%) Alteryx
15 6 (0.76%) Cognos
15 6 (0.76%) Sybase