Period
to 9 July 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 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 493 655
Rank change year-on-year +117 +162 +186
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 593 860 642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.82% 2.11% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 536 754 601
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 21,020 40,702 54,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.99% 27.65% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17,140 33,325 44,207
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 +115 557 £60,000 -4.00% 47
UK excluding London +150 308 £50,000 -9.09% 35
London +69 278 £72,500 +16.00% 17
South East +124 133 £52,500 -16.83% 8
North of England +116 54 £45,000 -15.49% 2
Midlands +80 50 £45,000 -30.77% 16
Work from Home +53 49 £60,000 -4.00% 8
Yorkshire +120 33 £40,000 -36.00% 1
West Midlands +75 31 £50,000 -28.57% 16
East of England +87 23 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Scotland +75 21 £52,000 -0.95% 1
North West +79 20 £50,000 +9.89%
South West +101 19 £50,000 +35.14% 2
East Midlands +74 19 £37,500 -34.78%
Wales +11 8 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North East +13 1 £47,500 -20.83% 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Azure
2 578 (97.47%) SQL
3 355 (59.87%) Microsoft
4 311 (52.45%) SQL Server
5 258 (43.51%) Business Intelligence
6 235 (39.63%) Data Warehouse
7 220 (37.10%) Power Platform
8 216 (36.42%) C#
9 214 (36.09%) Power BI
10 210 (35.41%) Analytics
11 206 (34.74%) .NET
12 199 (33.56%) Azure Data Factory
13 193 (32.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 192 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
15 176 (29.68%) DevOps
16 142 (23.95%) Data Lake
17 136 (22.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 130 (21.92%) ETL
19 126 (21.25%) Databricks
20 120 (20.24%) Finance
21 118 (19.90%) PaaS
22 111 (18.72%) Data Modelling
23 109 (18.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 104 (17.54%) T-SQL
25 102 (17.20%) .NET Core
26 98 (16.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
27 91 (15.35%) JavaScript
28 83 (14.00%) Python
29 82 (13.83%) Visualisation
29 82 (13.83%) Cosmos DB

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 36 (6.07%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.88%) Apache
3 21 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.36%) Confluence
5 13 (2.19%) IIS
6 11 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.18%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.67%) Apache Synapse
9 4 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.67%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.34%) JBoss
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) DNN
11 1 (0.17%) Kentico
11 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.34%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 593 (100.00%) Azure
2 220 (37.10%) Power Platform
3 199 (33.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 118 (19.90%) PaaS
5 71 (11.97%) AWS
6 67 (11.30%) SaaS
7 55 (9.27%) Serverless
8 53 (8.94%) IaaS
9 40 (6.75%) Office 365
10 39 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (4.22%) Azure Stack
12 24 (4.05%) Data Lake Analytics
13 22 (3.71%) Azure Functions
14 20 (3.37%) Logic Apps
15 18 (3.04%) PowerApps
16 14 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
17 12 (2.02%) GCP
18 8 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 7 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
19 7 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.19%) Firewall
2 7 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (0.84%) DNS
3 5 (0.84%) VPN
4 3 (0.51%) DMZ
5 2 (0.34%) Internet
5 2 (0.34%) MPLS
5 2 (0.34%) VLAN
5 2 (0.34%) WAN
5 2 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.17%) SAN
6 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (52.45%) SQL Server
2 235 (39.63%) Data Warehouse
3 214 (36.09%) Power BI
4 193 (32.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (23.95%) Data Lake
6 136 (22.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 109 (18.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 98 (16.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 82 (13.83%) Cosmos DB
10 79 (13.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 42 (7.08%) Snowflake Schema
12 36 (6.07%) Big Data
13 34 (5.73%) NoSQL
14 27 (4.55%) Relational Database
15 23 (3.88%) PolyBase
16 22 (3.71%) MongoDB
17 21 (3.54%) RDBMS
18 18 (3.04%) Hadoop
18 18 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
19 16 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (10.46%) Visual Studio
2 50 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.72%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (3.88%) NUnit
5 23 (3.88%) Selenium
6 21 (3.54%) SpecFlow
7 17 (2.87%) Visual Studio Code
8 15 (2.53%) JIRA
9 12 (2.02%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.69%) Moq
11 9 (1.52%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.01%) Protractor
13 6 (1.01%) tSQLt
14 5 (0.84%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.84%) Cypress.io
14 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (20.24%) Finance
2 32 (5.40%) Marketing
3 20 (3.37%) Retail
4 17 (2.87%) Banking
5 7 (1.18%) Games
6 4 (0.67%) Back Office
6 4 (0.67%) Front Office
7 3 (0.51%) Advertising
7 3 (0.51%) Automotive
7 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
8 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 255 (43.00%) Developer
2 98 (16.53%) .NET Developer
3 77 (12.98%) Azure Engineer
4 75 (12.65%) Senior Developer
5 72 (12.14%) Azure Developer
6 66 (11.13%) Architect
7 63 (10.62%) Data Engineer
8 50 (8.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 49 (8.26%) SQL Developer
10 47 (7.93%) C# Developer
11 45 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
12 42 (7.08%) Consultant
13 40 (6.75%) DBA
14 34 (5.73%) Data Architect
15 33 (5.56%) Analyst
15 33 (5.56%) SQL DBA
16 32 (5.40%) Azure Architect
17 30 (5.06%) Azure Consultant
18 27 (4.55%) Administrator
19 24 (4.05%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (34.74%) .NET
2 102 (17.20%) .NET Core
3 59 (9.95%) AngularJS
4 57 (9.61%) .NET Framework
4 57 (9.61%) HTML
5 54 (9.11%) CSS
6 52 (8.77%) ASP.NET
7 46 (7.76%) MDX
8 45 (7.59%) Entity Framework
9 41 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (5.90%) Web Services
11 32 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (5.06%) RESTful
13 29 (4.89%) React
14 21 (3.54%) Sass
15 17 (2.87%) Kafka
15 17 (2.87%) OAuth
16 15 (2.53%) LINQ
17 14 (2.36%) WCF
18 13 (2.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 33 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 19 (3.20%) Clustering
6 17 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.18%) User Experience
11 6 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (1.01%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.51%) Life Science
13 3 (0.51%) Replication
14 2 (0.34%) Derivative
14 2 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.30%) Windows
2 44 (7.42%) Windows Server
3 27 (4.55%) Linux
4 11 (1.85%) Unix
4 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (1.69%) Android
5 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (43.51%) Business Intelligence
2 210 (35.41%) Analytics
3 192 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (29.68%) DevOps
5 130 (21.92%) ETL
6 111 (18.72%) Data Modelling
7 82 (13.83%) Visualisation
8 78 (13.15%) Migration
9 76 (12.82%) Data Analytics
10 72 (12.14%) Fintech
11 70 (11.80%) Data Engineering
11 70 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (10.62%) TDD
13 58 (9.78%) Data Visualisation
14 55 (9.27%) Scrum
15 52 (8.77%) MVC
16 50 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (8.09%) Microservices
18 45 (7.59%) Project Delivery
19 44 (7.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 578 (97.47%) SQL
2 216 (36.42%) C#
3 104 (17.54%) T-SQL
4 91 (15.35%) JavaScript
5 83 (14.00%) Python
6 66 (11.13%) PowerShell
7 51 (8.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 31 (5.23%) Java
9 25 (4.22%) TypeScript
10 23 (3.88%) U-SQL
11 13 (2.19%) R
12 12 (2.02%) Scala
13 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.18%) C
15 5 (0.84%) ES6
16 4 (0.67%) PHP
16 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.51%) Ruby
17 3 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (5.06%) Degree
2 18 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 9 (1.52%) CCSP
4 9 (1.52%) CISSP
4 9 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.51%) MBA
7 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.34%) MCSE
7 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.34%) PhD
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.36%) GDPR
2 13 (2.19%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 53 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
3 28 (4.72%) Docker
4 17 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (7.08%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.71%) Terraform
3 16 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 10 (1.69%) Ansible
6 9 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.18%) Puppet
8 5 (0.84%) Kibana
8 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.51%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.34%) SCOM
11 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 355 (59.87%) Microsoft
2 126 (21.25%) Databricks
3 74 (12.48%) Tableau
4 38 (6.41%) Oracle
5 20 (3.37%) Google
6 12 (2.02%) VMware
6 12 (2.02%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.85%) PlateSpin
7 11 (1.85%) VirtaMove
8 10 (1.69%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.69%) Teradata
9 8 (1.35%) Citrix
9 8 (1.35%) Cognos
9 8 (1.35%) Vertica
10 7 (1.18%) DevExpress
10 7 (1.18%) Netezza
10 7 (1.18%) Workday
11 6 (1.01%) IBM
12 5 (0.84%) SAP