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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 574 381 391
Rank change year-on-year -193 +10 +112
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 932 865 594
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.81% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.87% 2.93% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 670 735 494
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,225
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%

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 49,874 29,569 21,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.77% 27.67% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21,275 20,456 17,599
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +8.91%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%

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 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 16 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -176 778 £67,500 +12.50% 103
Work from Home -189 432 £62,500 +4.17% 45
London -159 426 £75,000 +11.11% 53
UK excluding London -178 368 £55,000 - 58
South East -105 102 £60,000 +9.09% 12
Midlands -56 99 £55,750 -3.04% 13
West Midlands -55 81 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North of England -160 76 £50,000 -16.67% 12
South West -21 42 £50,000 - 6
North West -92 33 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Yorkshire -119 26 £62,500 +4.17% 4
East of England -78 23 £62,500 +13.64% 6
Wales -24 21 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Scotland -79 19 £50,000 +33.33% 5
East Midlands -36 18 £65,000 +57.58% 5
North East -8 17 £40,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 931 (99.89%) Azure
2 895 (96.03%) SQL
3 512 (54.94%) SQL Server
4 441 (47.32%) DevOps
5 404 (43.35%) Microsoft
6 368 (39.48%) C#
7 351 (37.66%) Azure DevOps
8 350 (37.55%) Agile
9 323 (34.66%) .NET
10 299 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
10 299 (32.08%) Power Platform
11 293 (31.44%) Data Warehouse
12 262 (28.11%) Power BI
13 255 (27.36%) Social Skills
14 253 (27.15%) Azure Data Factory
15 240 (25.75%) Analytics
15 240 (25.75%) T-SQL
16 223 (23.93%) CI/CD
17 220 (23.61%) .NET Core
18 207 (22.21%) PowerShell
19 197 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 197 (21.14%) Data Lake
20 195 (20.92%) ETL
21 185 (19.85%) Terraform
22 177 (18.99%) Kubernetes
23 169 (18.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
23 169 (18.13%) Degree
24 168 (18.03%) Data Modelling
25 166 (17.81%) Python
26 147 (15.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics

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 83 (8.91%) BizTalk Server
2 44 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.54%) Apache Spark
4 28 (3.00%) Apache
5 21 (2.25%) Confluence
6 12 (1.29%) IIS
7 11 (1.18%) CMS
8 8 (0.86%) Kentico
8 8 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.64%) Luigi
11 5 (0.54%) SAS
12 4 (0.43%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) iTrent
6 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 931 (99.89%) Azure
2 351 (37.66%) Azure DevOps
3 299 (32.08%) Power Platform
4 253 (27.15%) Azure Data Factory
5 169 (18.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 147 (15.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 122 (13.09%) PaaS
8 103 (11.05%) Azure AKS
9 102 (10.94%) AWS
10 96 (10.30%) Azure Service Bus
11 85 (9.12%) Serverless
12 79 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 78 (8.37%) Azure Logic Apps
14 76 (8.15%) Azure Functions
15 60 (6.44%) GCP
16 58 (6.22%) Microsoft 365
17 50 (5.36%) SaaS
18 49 (5.26%) IaaS
19 48 (5.15%) Azure Key Vault
19 48 (5.15%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.58%) DNS
2 21 (2.25%) VPN
3 16 (1.72%) Network Security
4 15 (1.61%) WAN
5 13 (1.39%) Firewall
6 9 (0.97%) Internet
6 9 (0.97%) LAN
7 8 (0.86%) DHCP
7 8 (0.86%) SD-WAN
8 6 (0.64%) VLAN
9 3 (0.32%) HTTP
9 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.11%) SAN
10 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (54.94%) SQL Server
2 293 (31.44%) Data Warehouse
3 262 (28.11%) Power BI
4 197 (21.14%) Data Lake
4 197 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 112 (12.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 103 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 83 (8.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 70 (7.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 54 (5.79%) Relational Database
10 53 (5.69%) NoSQL
11 50 (5.36%) Oracle Database
12 47 (5.04%) Big Data
13 43 (4.61%) Tableau
14 41 (4.40%) MySQL
15 38 (4.08%) Metadata
16 33 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
17 29 (3.11%) MongoDB
18 23 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 15 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 86 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 71 (7.62%) Jenkins
3 63 (6.76%) Visual Studio
4 33 (3.54%) JIRA
4 33 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.79%) Bitbucket
6 24 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (2.36%) CircleCI
8 16 (1.72%) GitLab
8 16 (1.72%) SonarQube
9 13 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.29%) NUnit
10 12 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.86%) Moq
11 8 (0.86%) Selenium
12 7 (0.75%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.75%) Postman
12 7 (0.75%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.54%) Subversion
14 3 (0.32%) Fiddler
General
1 255 (27.36%) Social Skills
2 136 (14.59%) Finance
3 100 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.22%) Public Sector
5 49 (5.26%) Legal
6 45 (4.83%) Retail
7 44 (4.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 36 (3.86%) Banking
9 30 (3.22%) Law
10 19 (2.04%) Marketing
11 18 (1.93%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
13 12 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
14 10 (1.07%) Publishing
15 5 (0.54%) Advertising
15 5 (0.54%) Back Office
15 5 (0.54%) Local Government
15 5 (0.54%) Tech for Good
16 4 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 325 (34.87%) Developer
2 136 (14.59%) Data Engineer
3 123 (13.20%) Azure Engineer
4 110 (11.80%) Senior Developer
5 102 (10.94%) .NET Developer
6 97 (10.41%) Architect
7 77 (8.26%) Azure Developer
8 76 (8.15%) Analyst
9 69 (7.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 64 (6.87%) Azure Data Engineer
11 59 (6.33%) SQL Developer
12 57 (6.12%) DBA
13 55 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 53 (5.69%) Senior .NET Developer
14 53 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
15 50 (5.36%) Azure Architect
16 49 (5.26%) C# Developer
17 42 (4.51%) Data Architect
18 41 (4.40%) SQL DBA
19 38 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (34.66%) .NET
2 220 (23.61%) .NET Core
3 106 (11.37%) ASP.NET
4 93 (9.98%) ASP.NET Web API
5 85 (9.12%) .NET Framework
6 73 (7.83%) React
7 63 (6.76%) CSS
8 60 (6.44%) ARM Templates
9 58 (6.22%) HTML
10 57 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 57 (6.12%) Entity Framework
11 53 (5.69%) JSON
12 52 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (4.72%) Web Services
14 38 (4.08%) YAML
15 37 (3.97%) REST
16 32 (3.43%) ASP.NET Core
17 25 (2.68%) RESTful
18 20 (2.15%) Blazor
19 19 (2.04%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (2.79%) Cloud Native
4 25 (2.68%) Replication
5 19 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.93%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.61%) Clustering
7 15 (1.61%) Hackathon
7 15 (1.61%) Renewable Energy
7 15 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.50%) IoT
9 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.39%) User Experience
10 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.86%) Grid Computing
13 7 (0.75%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.48%) Windows
2 50 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 24 (2.58%) Linux
4 13 (1.39%) VMS
5 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.21%) Android
7 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.11%) Debian
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (47.32%) DevOps
2 350 (37.55%) Agile
3 299 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
4 240 (25.75%) Analytics
5 223 (23.93%) CI/CD
6 195 (20.92%) ETL
7 168 (18.03%) Data Modelling
8 124 (13.30%) Test Automation
9 107 (11.48%) Infrastructure as Code
10 100 (10.73%) Visualisation
11 99 (10.62%) MVC
12 93 (9.98%) Data Engineering
13 85 (9.12%) Migration
14 82 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
15 79 (8.48%) Software Engineering
16 76 (8.15%) Data Visualisation
16 76 (8.15%) Microservices
16 76 (8.15%) Scrum
17 75 (8.05%) Data Analytics
18 71 (7.62%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 895 (96.03%) SQL
2 368 (39.48%) C#
3 240 (25.75%) T-SQL
4 207 (22.21%) PowerShell
5 166 (17.81%) Python
6 117 (12.55%) JavaScript
7 54 (5.79%) Java
8 48 (5.15%) Bash
9 41 (4.40%) TypeScript
10 36 (3.86%) Go
11 28 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 25 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.36%) Bicep
13 22 (2.36%) R
14 11 (1.18%) U-SQL
15 9 (0.97%) Ruby
16 8 (0.86%) Groovy
17 5 (0.54%) ABAP
17 5 (0.54%) C
17 5 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (18.13%) Degree
2 15 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.11%) CISM
8 1 (0.11%) CITP
8 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.11%) ISSEP
8 1 (0.11%) MCITP
8 1 (0.11%) MCSA
8 1 (0.11%) MCSE
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.76%) Data Quality
2 23 (2.47%) QA
3 19 (2.04%) GDPR
4 13 (1.39%) Accessibility
4 13 (1.39%) SLA
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) NIST
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (12.66%) Docker
2 75 (8.05%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 185 (19.85%) Terraform
2 177 (18.99%) Kubernetes
3 76 (8.15%) Ansible
4 65 (6.97%) Puppet
5 17 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.07%) Grafana
8 9 (0.97%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.64%) SCCM
9 6 (0.64%) WSUS
10 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.43%) SCOM
11 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.21%) Kibana
13 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.11%) Istio
13 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 404 (43.35%) Microsoft
2 135 (14.48%) Databricks
3 76 (8.15%) Oracle
4 24 (2.58%) Google
5 20 (2.15%) Civica
5 20 (2.15%) ServiceNow
5 20 (2.15%) VMware
6 17 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
7 16 (1.72%) Dell
8 15 (1.61%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.50%) Cadence
10 13 (1.39%) SAP
11 12 (1.29%) Optimizely
12 11 (1.18%) Alteryx
13 10 (1.07%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.07%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.86%) Adobe
14 8 (0.86%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.75%) Cisco
16 6 (0.64%) EXTOL