Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 428 334 490
Rank change year-on-year -94 +156 +125
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 888 426 807
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.89% 0.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.55% 3.10% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 714 373 697
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £88,375 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 34,780 13,761 37,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.93% 28.73% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22,267 11,676 31,078
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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 -86 789 £60,000 +4.35% 140
UK excluding London -106 426 £60,000 +20.00% 92
London -92 371 £72,250 +3.21% 54
Work from Home -148 216 £60,000 +14.29% 27
North of England -67 133 £60,000 +13.74% 25
South East -143 116 £60,000 +14.29% 24
Midlands -65 95 £58,750 +20.51% 20
Yorkshire -44 77 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands -67 77 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North West -75 54 £60,000 +14.29% 16
South West -60 33 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Scotland -78 22 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East of England -98 19 £55,000 +37.50% 5
East Midlands -69 18 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Wales -50 8 £46,250 +2.78% 2
North East -33 2 £60,000 +26.32% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 888 (100.00%) Azure
2 857 (96.51%) SQL
3 425 (47.86%) SQL Server
4 416 (46.85%) Microsoft
5 392 (44.14%) DevOps
6 386 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
7 325 (36.60%) Business Intelligence
8 306 (34.46%) C#
9 293 (33.00%) Power Platform
10 289 (32.55%) Data Warehouse
11 282 (31.76%) Power BI
12 280 (31.53%) .NET
13 271 (30.52%) Azure Data Factory
14 259 (29.17%) Analytics
15 215 (24.21%) PowerShell
16 209 (23.54%) Data Lake
17 191 (21.51%) Python
18 186 (20.95%) ETL
19 184 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 184 (20.72%) .NET Core
20 183 (20.61%) Docker
21 182 (20.50%) Kubernetes
21 182 (20.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
22 175 (19.71%) Social Skills
22 175 (19.71%) Problem-Solving
23 173 (19.48%) Terraform
23 173 (19.48%) JavaScript
24 156 (17.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 154 (17.34%) Microservices
26 153 (17.23%) 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 36 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.69%) IIS
4 14 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.35%) CMS
6 7 (0.79%) Apache
6 7 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.68%) Confluence
7 6 (0.68%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.34%) FileNet
9 3 (0.34%) Papyrus
10 2 (0.23%) Luigi
10 2 (0.23%) SAS
10 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 888 (100.00%) Azure
2 293 (33.00%) Power Platform
3 271 (30.52%) Azure Data Factory
4 182 (20.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 146 (16.44%) PaaS
6 112 (12.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 94 (10.59%) Azure Service Bus
7 94 (10.59%) IaaS
8 92 (10.36%) AWS
9 91 (10.25%) SaaS
10 81 (9.12%) Serverless
11 75 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 65 (7.32%) Azure Functions
13 63 (7.09%) Pulumi
14 61 (6.87%) Microsoft 365
15 56 (6.31%) Azure Storage
16 54 (6.08%) Datadog
17 44 (4.95%) Azure Logic Apps
18 36 (4.05%) Azure App Service
18 36 (4.05%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.95%) Firewall
2 24 (2.70%) VPN
3 13 (1.46%) DNS
4 9 (1.01%) Network Security
5 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.45%) FTP
6 4 (0.45%) HTTP
7 3 (0.34%) DHCP
7 3 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.11%) BGP
8 1 (0.11%) LAN
8 1 (0.11%) MPLS
8 1 (0.11%) OSPF
8 1 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.11%) RTP
8 1 (0.11%) SAN
8 1 (0.11%) VLAN
8 1 (0.11%) VoIP
8 1 (0.11%) WAN
8 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (47.86%) SQL Server
2 289 (32.55%) Data Warehouse
3 282 (31.76%) Power BI
4 209 (23.54%) Data Lake
5 184 (20.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 156 (17.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 148 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 97 (10.92%) MongoDB
9 86 (9.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 82 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
11 81 (9.12%) MySQL
12 65 (7.32%) MariaDB
13 63 (7.09%) Redis
14 52 (5.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 51 (5.74%) NoSQL
16 50 (5.63%) Relational Database
17 48 (5.41%) Tableau
18 39 (4.39%) Big Data
19 38 (4.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
20 24 (2.70%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 101 (11.37%) Jenkins
2 98 (11.04%) Git (software)
3 66 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (4.95%) Visual Studio
5 28 (3.15%) git-flow
6 24 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 16 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.46%) JIRA
11 9 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.90%) Selenium
13 6 (0.68%) Android Studio
13 6 (0.68%) GitLab
13 6 (0.68%) NUnit
13 6 (0.68%) RStudio
13 6 (0.68%) Xcode
14 5 (0.56%) ESLint
14 5 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 175 (19.71%) Social Skills
2 132 (14.86%) Finance
3 56 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.50%) Banking
5 28 (3.15%) Retail Banking
6 27 (3.04%) Retail
7 25 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (2.59%) Marketing
9 20 (2.25%) Legal
10 18 (2.03%) Law
11 15 (1.69%) Advertising
11 15 (1.69%) Back Office
11 15 (1.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
13 6 (0.68%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.56%) Local Government
15 3 (0.34%) Front Office
15 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 277 (31.19%) Developer
2 157 (17.68%) Azure Engineer
3 112 (12.61%) Architect
4 106 (11.94%) Data Engineer
5 86 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 81 (9.12%) .NET Developer
7 71 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 71 (8.00%) DBA
8 66 (7.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 62 (6.98%) Azure Architect
10 59 (6.64%) Azure DevOps
11 57 (6.42%) Senior Developer
11 57 (6.42%) SQL DBA
12 52 (5.86%) C# Developer
13 51 (5.74%) Azure Developer
14 44 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
14 44 (4.95%) Software Engineer
15 41 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
16 40 (4.50%) Analyst
17 39 (4.39%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (31.53%) .NET
2 184 (20.72%) .NET Core
3 108 (12.16%) ARM Templates
4 104 (11.71%) React
5 82 (9.23%) .NET Framework
5 82 (9.23%) CSS
6 68 (7.66%) AngularJS
6 68 (7.66%) HTML
7 65 (7.32%) Web Services
8 64 (7.21%) ASP.NET
9 63 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 51 (5.74%) Entity Framework
11 36 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (3.94%) jQuery
12 35 (3.94%) RESTful
13 31 (3.49%) JSON
14 30 (3.38%) Kafka
15 28 (3.15%) REST
16 26 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (2.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
2 43 (4.84%) Public Cloud
3 38 (4.28%) Replication
4 33 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.25%) Clustering
6 20 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 17 (1.91%) Cloud Native
10 16 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.58%) Legacy Applications
12 13 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
17 5 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
17 5 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (8.78%) Windows
2 50 (5.63%) Linux
3 39 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.13%) Android
6 6 (0.68%) VMS
7 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.45%) AIX
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (44.14%) DevOps
2 386 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (36.60%) Business Intelligence
4 259 (29.17%) Analytics
5 186 (20.95%) ETL
6 175 (19.71%) Problem-Solving
7 154 (17.34%) Microservices
8 133 (14.98%) Data Modelling
9 120 (13.51%) Migration
10 109 (12.27%) Scrum
11 107 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
12 99 (11.15%) Visualisation
13 94 (10.59%) Configuration Management
14 83 (9.35%) Data Engineering
15 77 (8.67%) Test Automation
16 75 (8.45%) Software Engineering
17 69 (7.77%) SDLC
18 67 (7.55%) Full Stack Development
19 61 (6.87%) Mentoring
20 59 (6.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 857 (96.51%) SQL
2 306 (34.46%) C#
3 215 (24.21%) PowerShell
4 191 (21.51%) Python
5 173 (19.48%) JavaScript
6 137 (15.43%) T-SQL
7 90 (10.14%) TypeScript
8 80 (9.01%) Bash Shell
9 79 (8.90%) Java
10 71 (8.00%) PHP
11 69 (7.77%) Go
12 63 (7.09%) Groovy
13 62 (6.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 56 (6.31%) Ruby
15 29 (3.27%) R
16 17 (1.91%) Scala
17 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.69%) VB.NET
19 10 (1.13%) U-SQL
20 6 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 51 (5.74%) Degree
2 27 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.79%) MCSE
6 6 (0.68%) CCNA
6 6 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.45%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.34%) MCITP
8 3 (0.34%) MCSA
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) CISM
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.11%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.63%) Data Quality
2 35 (3.94%) QA
3 10 (1.13%) GDPR
4 6 (0.68%) WCAG
5 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.45%) NIST
6 2 (0.23%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 183 (20.61%) Docker
2 81 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 44 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (20.50%) Kubernetes
2 173 (19.48%) Terraform
3 87 (9.80%) Ansible
4 83 (9.35%) Puppet
5 69 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (7.66%) Grafana
7 66 (7.43%) Prometheus
8 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.68%) SCCM
9 6 (0.68%) systemd
10 5 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.56%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.56%) Packer
11 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.45%) Istio
11 4 (0.45%) Nagios
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 416 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 153 (17.23%) Databricks
3 69 (7.77%) New Relic
4 64 (7.21%) Oracle
5 54 (6.08%) SaltStack
6 49 (5.52%) VMware
7 23 (2.59%) Citrix
7 23 (2.59%) Google
8 17 (1.91%) SAP
9 16 (1.80%) Splunk
10 12 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.13%) IBM
11 10 (1.13%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.01%) Dynatrace
13 8 (0.90%) Alteryx
13 8 (0.90%) Talend
14 7 (0.79%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.79%) StreamSets
15 6 (0.68%) RedGate
16 5 (0.56%) ServiceNow