Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 464 588 778
Rank change year-on-year +124 +190 +175
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 801 684 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.18% 1.42% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 694 565 394
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,625
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,850 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 36,723 48,213 53,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.99% 29.49% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 30,142 39,348 43,650
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 +116 735 £65,000 +8.33% 124
London +116 393 £70,000 +7.69% 68
UK excluding London +124 386 £55,000 +10.00% 65
South East +73 137 £65,000 +9.70% 25
North of England +37 85 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Midlands +33 69 £55,000 -2.22% 10
West Midlands +35 57 £57,500 -4.17% 7
North West +63 45 £60,000 -7.69% 7
Scotland +36 33 £52,500 +16.67% 4
East of England +74 29 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Yorkshire -22 28 £45,750 -8.50% 5
South West +17 19 £47,500 +2.70% 8
North East +27 12 £65,000 +44.44%
Wales +11 12 £43,750 -20.45% 4
East Midlands +12 10 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Northern Ireland -13 2 £45,000 +8.43% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 801 (100.00%) Azure
2 739 (92.26%) SQL
3 432 (53.93%) SQL Server
4 426 (53.18%) Microsoft
5 310 (38.70%) C#
6 292 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
7 273 (34.08%) Data Warehouse
8 270 (33.71%) DevOps
9 264 (32.96%) .NET
10 242 (30.21%) Business Intelligence
11 228 (28.46%) Power BI
11 228 (28.46%) Power Platform
12 220 (27.47%) Analytics
13 191 (23.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 190 (23.72%) ETL
15 177 (22.10%) AWS
16 176 (21.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 175 (21.85%) Data Lake
18 170 (21.22%) Azure Data Factory
19 153 (19.10%) PaaS
20 150 (18.73%) PowerShell
21 145 (18.10%) Finance
21 145 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
22 142 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 133 (16.60%) Data Modelling
24 128 (15.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
25 124 (15.48%) Databricks
25 124 (15.48%) Scrum
26 121 (15.11%) MVC
27 118 (14.73%) ASP.NET

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 50 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.74%) IIS
3 37 (4.62%) Apache
4 36 (4.49%) Apache Spark
4 36 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.50%) nginx
6 12 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.37%) Confluence
7 11 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.87%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.75%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.62%) CMS
12 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Odoo
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 801 (100.00%) Azure
2 228 (28.46%) Power Platform
3 177 (22.10%) AWS
4 170 (21.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 153 (19.10%) PaaS
6 109 (13.61%) Serverless
7 97 (12.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 96 (11.99%) Azure Functions
9 78 (9.74%) IaaS
10 50 (6.24%) SaaS
11 42 (5.24%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (4.74%) Office 365
13 32 (4.00%) GCP
14 26 (3.25%) Amazon S3
14 26 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 26 (3.25%) Azure Machine Learning
15 23 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 23 (2.87%) Amazon ECS
15 23 (2.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 23 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.74%) DNS
2 23 (2.87%) Firewall
3 20 (2.50%) Internet
4 15 (1.87%) DHCP
5 13 (1.62%) Skype
6 11 (1.37%) HTTP
6 11 (1.37%) SSL
6 11 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (1.25%) VRRP
8 6 (0.75%) Broadband
9 5 (0.62%) VPN
10 4 (0.50%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.25%) DMZ
11 2 (0.25%) SMS
12 1 (0.12%) SAN
12 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (53.93%) SQL Server
2 273 (34.08%) Data Warehouse
3 228 (28.46%) Power BI
4 191 (23.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 176 (21.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 175 (21.85%) Data Lake
7 142 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 128 (15.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 108 (13.48%) Cosmos DB
10 98 (12.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 95 (11.86%) Big Data
12 68 (8.49%) NoSQL
13 49 (6.12%) MongoDB
14 39 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
15 36 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 35 (4.37%) Relational Database
17 27 (3.37%) Snowflake Schema
17 27 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
18 26 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 25 (3.12%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 113 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 109 (13.61%) Visual Studio
3 76 (9.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 54 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (5.12%) Jenkins
6 34 (4.24%) TeamCity
7 29 (3.62%) JIRA
8 20 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (1.12%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.00%) NUnit
10 8 (1.00%) Selenium
11 5 (0.62%) Subversion
12 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.50%) Chocolatey
12 4 (0.50%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.50%) Moq
12 4 (0.50%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.50%) webpack
13 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 145 (18.10%) Finance
2 44 (5.49%) Marketing
3 28 (3.50%) Banking
4 27 (3.37%) Retail
5 16 (2.00%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.25%) Legal
7 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.50%) Games
8 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.50%) Publishing
9 3 (0.37%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Automotive
10 2 (0.25%) Billing
10 2 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 305 (38.08%) Developer
2 142 (17.73%) Architect
3 106 (13.23%) Consultant
4 105 (13.11%) .NET Developer
5 87 (10.86%) SQL Developer
6 85 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 82 (10.24%) Azure Developer
8 78 (9.74%) Senior Developer
9 72 (8.99%) Azure Consultant
10 65 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
11 64 (7.99%) Solutions Architect
12 59 (7.37%) Azure Architect
13 48 (5.99%) Database Developer
13 48 (5.99%) Lead Developer
14 46 (5.74%) SQL Database Developer
15 45 (5.62%) C# Developer
16 38 (4.74%) Data Engineer
17 37 (4.62%) SQL BI Developer
18 36 (4.49%) Software Developer
19 35 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (32.96%) .NET
2 118 (14.73%) ASP.NET
3 112 (13.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 83 (10.36%) .NET Framework
5 73 (9.11%) CSS
6 69 (8.61%) WCF
7 68 (8.49%) HTML
7 68 (8.49%) REST
8 65 (8.11%) Entity Framework
9 64 (7.99%) React
10 63 (7.87%) AngularJS
10 63 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (7.62%) MDX
11 61 (7.62%) Web Services
12 58 (7.24%) .NET Core
13 50 (6.24%) SOAP
14 45 (5.62%) JSON
15 42 (5.24%) RESTful
16 38 (4.74%) Node.js
16 38 (4.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.87%) Public Cloud
4 43 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (4.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (3.25%) Data Structures
8 24 (3.00%) Private Cloud
9 21 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.62%) User Experience
10 18 (2.25%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.50%) Clustering
11 12 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.25%) PKI
14 9 (1.12%) Fixed Income
15 8 (1.00%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.49%) Windows
2 63 (7.87%) Linux
3 40 (4.99%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.50%) CentOS
7 12 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 10 (1.25%) Solaris
9 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.37%) Android
10 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.37%) Unix
10 3 (0.37%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (33.71%) DevOps
3 242 (30.21%) Business Intelligence
4 220 (27.47%) Analytics
5 190 (23.72%) ETL
6 145 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
7 133 (16.60%) Data Modelling
8 124 (15.48%) Scrum
9 121 (15.11%) MVC
10 114 (14.23%) Presales
11 108 (13.48%) Migration
12 101 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (10.11%) Data Analytics
14 78 (9.74%) TDD
15 72 (8.99%) SOLID
16 70 (8.74%) Project Delivery
17 66 (8.24%) Test Automation
18 64 (7.99%) Kimball Methodology
19 62 (7.74%) Microservices
20 60 (7.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 739 (92.26%) SQL
2 310 (38.70%) C#
3 150 (18.73%) PowerShell
4 114 (14.23%) T-SQL
5 101 (12.61%) JavaScript
6 82 (10.24%) Python
7 79 (9.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 38 (4.74%) Bash Shell
9 33 (4.12%) R
10 15 (1.87%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.75%) VBA
12 13 (1.62%) Java
13 12 (1.50%) PHP
14 11 (1.37%) U-SQL
14 11 (1.37%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.25%) C++
15 10 (1.25%) PHP 5
15 10 (1.25%) PHP 7
16 8 (1.00%) C
17 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (5.62%) Degree
2 34 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 34 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.12%) MCSE
4 7 (0.87%) MCSA
5 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (0.62%) CCSP
6 5 (0.62%) CISSP
6 5 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (0.50%) ISEB
7 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.37%) MCP
8 3 (0.37%) PhD
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.25%) MCSD
10 1 (0.12%) CCNP
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.62%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.12%) QA
2 17 (2.12%) SLA
3 12 (1.50%) GDPR
4 11 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 78 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.24%) Docker
3 54 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (5.24%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.50%) LXC
7 10 (1.25%) XenApp
8 9 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) HDFS
10 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (11.61%) Terraform
2 52 (6.49%) Kubernetes
3 38 (4.74%) Ansible
4 30 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.75%) Puppet
5 24 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 10 (1.25%) HAProxy
6 10 (1.25%) Nagios
6 10 (1.25%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.25%) yum
7 9 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.00%) Kibana
8 8 (1.00%) logstash
8 8 (1.00%) Rsyslog
9 6 (0.75%) SCCM
10 3 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 426 (53.18%) Microsoft
2 124 (15.48%) Databricks
3 62 (7.74%) VMware
4 45 (5.62%) Oracle
5 37 (4.62%) Tableau
6 20 (2.50%) Google
7 19 (2.37%) Teradata
8 11 (1.37%) Cisco
8 11 (1.37%) Sybase
9 10 (1.25%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.12%) Citrix
11 8 (1.00%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.87%) Alteryx
12 7 (0.87%) Informatica
13 6 (0.75%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.62%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.62%) Veeam
15 4 (0.50%) 3PAR
15 4 (0.50%) Forcepoint
15 4 (0.50%) Netezza