Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 478 604
Rank change year-on-year +135 +126 +196
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 416 836 680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.97% 2.21% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 418 773 641
Median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,875 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +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 14,020 37,912 49,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.36% 27.08% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11,682 30,971 40,053
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 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 +134 388 £55,000 -13.73% 57
UK excluding London +208 250 £47,500 -13.64% 47
London +54 153 £72,500 +3.57% 17
South East +184 101 £50,000 -28.57% 14
Work from Home +49 67 £51,250 -14.58% 16
North of England +159 56 £50,000 -16.67% 10
Midlands +119 47 £43,750 -27.08% 9
West Midlands +79 35 £45,000 -25.00% 9
North West +119 31 £53,000 -11.67% 7
Yorkshire +141 23 £42,500 -20.93% 1
East of England +128 17 £40,000 -13.51% 3
South West +128 14 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands +94 12 £42,500 -29.17%
Wales +37 8 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Scotland +70 6 £50,000 -4.76% 3
North East +14 2 £37,750 -41.92% 2
Northern Ireland +15 1 £42,500 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 416 (100.00%) Azure
2 386 (92.79%) SQL
3 245 (58.89%) Microsoft
4 220 (52.88%) SQL Server
5 166 (39.90%) C#
6 160 (38.46%) DevOps
7 148 (35.58%) Business Intelligence
8 145 (34.86%) .NET
9 142 (34.13%) Data Warehouse
10 138 (33.17%) Power Platform
11 127 (30.53%) Analytics
12 121 (29.09%) Power BI
13 116 (27.88%) Azure Data Factory
14 107 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
15 96 (23.08%) Finance
16 92 (22.12%) Data Lake
17 85 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 84 (20.19%) Data Modelling
19 79 (18.99%) ETL
20 77 (18.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 76 (18.27%) PowerShell
22 74 (17.79%) Databricks
23 72 (17.31%) JavaScript
24 65 (15.63%) T-SQL
24 65 (15.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
25 63 (15.14%) PaaS
26 54 (12.98%) Office 365
26 54 (12.98%) Kubernetes
27 53 (12.74%) Data Analytics
27 53 (12.74%) Python

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 30 (7.21%) IIS
1 30 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.01%) Apache
3 21 (5.05%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.40%) Confluence
5 9 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.68%) CMS
7 6 (1.44%) DNN
8 5 (1.20%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.20%) Apache Synapse
9 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.24%) JBoss
11 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 416 (100.00%) Azure
2 138 (33.17%) Power Platform
3 116 (27.88%) Azure Data Factory
4 63 (15.14%) PaaS
5 54 (12.98%) Office 365
6 45 (10.82%) SaaS
7 42 (10.10%) AWS
8 39 (9.38%) Serverless
9 37 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (7.69%) IaaS
11 23 (5.53%) Azure Functions
12 17 (4.09%) PowerApps
13 16 (3.85%) GitHub
14 15 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (3.37%) Logic Apps
15 14 (3.37%) Power Automate
16 12 (2.88%) Data Lake Analytics
17 11 (2.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 11 (2.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
2 13 (3.13%) DNS
3 11 (2.64%) VPN
4 9 (2.16%) Firewall
5 6 (1.44%) Network Security
6 4 (0.96%) SAN
7 2 (0.48%) DHCP
7 2 (0.48%) Internet
8 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.24%) SMS
8 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (52.88%) SQL Server
2 142 (34.13%) Data Warehouse
3 121 (29.09%) Power BI
4 92 (22.12%) Data Lake
5 85 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (18.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 65 (15.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 52 (12.50%) Cosmos DB
8 52 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (8.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 25 (6.01%) NoSQL
11 24 (5.77%) Snowflake Schema
12 19 (4.57%) Big Data
13 18 (4.33%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 11 (2.64%) MySQL
14 11 (2.64%) PolyBase
14 11 (2.64%) Redis
14 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 45 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (5.29%) Visual Studio
4 21 (5.05%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (3.61%) SpecFlow
8 14 (3.37%) Selenium
9 11 (2.64%) JIRA
9 11 (2.64%) Postman
10 7 (1.68%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.44%) NUnit
11 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio Code
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.96%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.72%) Subversion
14 3 (0.72%) tSQLt
15 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 2 (0.48%) ER Studio
15 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
General
1 96 (23.08%) Finance
2 20 (4.81%) Banking
3 16 (3.85%) Marketing
4 13 (3.13%) Games
5 9 (2.16%) Back Office
6 5 (1.20%) Local Government
7 4 (0.96%) Retail
8 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 3 (0.72%) Automotive
8 3 (0.72%) Legal
8 3 (0.72%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
9 2 (0.48%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Police
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (41.59%) Developer
2 93 (22.36%) Azure Engineer
3 64 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 51 (12.26%) Azure Developer
4 51 (12.26%) Data Engineer
5 50 (12.02%) Senior Developer
6 48 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (7.93%) C# Developer
8 32 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (7.21%) Analyst
10 28 (6.73%) Senior .NET Developer
11 26 (6.25%) Architect
12 24 (5.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 22 (5.29%) SQL Developer
14 19 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 19 (4.57%) Consultant
15 18 (4.33%) SQL BI Developer
15 18 (4.33%) Support Engineer
16 16 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
16 16 (3.85%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (34.86%) .NET
2 45 (10.82%) .NET Core
3 38 (9.13%) HTML
4 36 (8.65%) ASP.NET
5 35 (8.41%) CSS
6 30 (7.21%) .NET Framework
6 30 (7.21%) AngularJS
7 27 (6.49%) MDX
8 26 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (6.01%) Entity Framework
10 22 (5.29%) RESTful
11 21 (5.05%) JSON
12 20 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (4.81%) Web Services
13 19 (4.57%) jQuery
14 18 (4.33%) React
14 18 (4.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (3.85%) Kafka
16 12 (2.88%) SOAP
17 11 (2.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.37%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.16%) Clustering
6 9 (2.16%) PlayStation
7 7 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.44%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
9 5 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.96%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) User Experience
12 2 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.26%) Windows
2 37 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 23 (5.53%) Linux
4 10 (2.40%) Android
4 10 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (1.92%) Unix
7 7 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.44%) VMS
9 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (38.46%) DevOps
2 148 (35.58%) Business Intelligence
3 127 (30.53%) Analytics
4 107 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (20.19%) Data Modelling
6 79 (18.99%) ETL
7 53 (12.74%) Data Analytics
8 51 (12.26%) Scrum
9 49 (11.78%) Data Engineering
10 48 (11.54%) Fintech
11 47 (11.30%) Migration
12 44 (10.58%) MVC
13 42 (10.10%) SDLC
14 41 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (9.62%) Visualisation
16 38 (9.13%) Microservices
17 29 (6.97%) TDD
18 26 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
18 26 (6.25%) CRM
18 26 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 386 (92.79%) SQL
2 166 (39.90%) C#
3 76 (18.27%) PowerShell
4 72 (17.31%) JavaScript
5 65 (15.63%) T-SQL
6 53 (12.74%) Python
7 37 (8.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 21 (5.05%) Java
9 11 (2.64%) U-SQL
9 11 (2.64%) VB
10 10 (2.40%) Scala
11 9 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.44%) PHP
14 5 (1.20%) Ruby
15 4 (0.96%) Go
15 4 (0.96%) Groovy
15 4 (0.96%) R
16 2 (0.48%) C++
16 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (2.88%) Degree
2 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.24%) PhD
6 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) QA
2 13 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 48 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.69%) Docker
3 19 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.96%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (12.98%) Kubernetes
2 25 (6.01%) Terraform
3 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.40%) Ansible
5 7 (1.68%) Puppet
5 7 (1.68%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.96%) Grafana
7 4 (0.96%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.72%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.48%) Kibana
9 2 (0.48%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 245 (58.89%) Microsoft
2 74 (17.79%) Databricks
3 17 (4.09%) Tableau
4 14 (3.37%) Citrix
4 14 (3.37%) Oracle
5 13 (3.13%) VMware
6 10 (2.40%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.92%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.68%) PlateSpin
8 7 (1.68%) VirtaMove
9 5 (1.20%) Vertica
10 4 (0.96%) Google
10 4 (0.96%) New Relic
10 4 (0.96%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.96%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.48%) Dell
11 2 (0.48%) Facebook
11 2 (0.48%) HP
11 2 (0.48%) NetApp
11 2 (0.48%) RedGate