Period
to 23 November 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 November 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 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 320 471 587
Rank change year-on-year +151 +116 +170
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 520 818 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.41% 2.23% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 559 796 718
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,250 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.76% +10.53%

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 15,250 36,672 47,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.15% 27.12% 29.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12,977 30,232 39,088
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 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 November 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 November 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 +170 474 £60,000 -7.69% 91
UK excluding London +174 279 £52,250 -5.00% 59
London +104 211 £67,500 -3.57% 39
South East +167 113 £52,500 -12.50% 14
Work from Home +14 106 £56,250 -10.00% 17
North of England +162 89 £60,000 - 14
North West +138 53 £60,000 - 9
Midlands +91 47 £50,000 -9.09% 10
West Midlands +71 38 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Yorkshire +102 33 £60,000 +23.08% 2
Scotland +58 11 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Wales +54 11 £42,626 +3.97% 3
East Midlands +76 9 £42,500 -39.29% 5
South West +97 5 £40,000 -23.81% 8
North East +18 3 £47,500 +24.18% 3
East of England +124 2 £47,500 -14.41% 4
Northern Ireland +20 1 £42,500 -5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 520 (100.00%) Azure
2 481 (92.50%) SQL
3 271 (52.12%) SQL Server
4 248 (47.69%) Microsoft
5 237 (45.58%) DevOps
6 184 (35.38%) C#
7 183 (35.19%) .NET
8 166 (31.92%) Business Intelligence
9 165 (31.73%) Data Warehouse
10 158 (30.38%) Power Platform
11 143 (27.50%) Analytics
12 140 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
13 133 (25.58%) Power BI
13 133 (25.58%) Azure Data Factory
14 120 (23.08%) PowerShell
15 119 (22.88%) Data Lake
16 103 (19.81%) JavaScript
17 98 (18.85%) Python
17 98 (18.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 91 (17.50%) Databricks
19 90 (17.31%) PaaS
19 90 (17.31%) Finance
20 88 (16.92%) Data Modelling
21 87 (16.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 85 (16.35%) Kubernetes
23 84 (16.15%) ETL
24 83 (15.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 73 (14.04%) T-SQL
25 73 (14.04%) CSS
25 73 (14.04%) Terraform

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 57 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 44 (8.46%) IIS
3 28 (5.38%) Apache
4 26 (5.00%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.88%) Confluence
6 13 (2.50%) CMS
7 9 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.35%) Apache Synapse
9 6 (1.15%) DNN
10 4 (0.77%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.38%) nginx
13 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 520 (100.00%) Azure
2 158 (30.38%) Power Platform
3 133 (25.58%) Azure Data Factory
4 90 (17.31%) PaaS
5 67 (12.88%) AWS
6 65 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 62 (11.92%) Serverless
8 61 (11.73%) Office 365
9 53 (10.19%) SaaS
10 52 (10.00%) Azure Functions
11 31 (5.96%) IaaS
12 27 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
13 23 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (4.04%) Datadog
15 19 (3.65%) GitHub
16 18 (3.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 18 (3.46%) OneDrive
17 17 (3.27%) Logic Apps
18 10 (1.92%) Power Automate
19 9 (1.73%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.65%) DNS
2 14 (2.69%) VPN
3 13 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (2.31%) Network Security
5 11 (2.12%) Firewall
6 4 (0.77%) DMZ
6 4 (0.77%) SAN
7 2 (0.38%) DHCP
8 1 (0.19%) HTTP
8 1 (0.19%) Internet
8 1 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (52.12%) SQL Server
2 165 (31.73%) Data Warehouse
3 133 (25.58%) Power BI
4 119 (22.88%) Data Lake
5 98 (18.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 87 (16.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 83 (15.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 73 (14.04%) Cosmos DB
9 67 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 39 (7.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 37 (7.12%) NoSQL
12 33 (6.35%) MySQL
12 33 (6.35%) Redis
13 29 (5.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 28 (5.38%) MongoDB
15 25 (4.81%) Tableau
16 23 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (3.85%) MariaDB
18 18 (3.46%) Snowflake Schema
19 14 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.65%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (3.08%) Postman
7 15 (2.88%) JIRA
8 12 (2.31%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.73%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.73%) Selenium
11 5 (0.96%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.96%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.77%) git-flow
12 4 (0.77%) Gradle
12 4 (0.77%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.77%) Maven
12 4 (0.77%) NUnit
13 3 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 90 (17.31%) Finance
2 23 (4.42%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.65%) Retail
4 14 (2.69%) Banking
5 12 (2.31%) Games
6 11 (2.12%) Marketing
7 8 (1.54%) Back Office
8 5 (0.96%) Local Government
9 4 (0.77%) Billing
9 4 (0.77%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.58%) Advertising
10 3 (0.58%) Automotive
10 3 (0.58%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 168 (32.31%) Developer
2 136 (26.15%) Azure Engineer
3 58 (11.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (10.96%) .NET Developer
4 57 (10.96%) Data Engineer
5 53 (10.19%) Architect
6 43 (8.27%) Azure Developer
7 42 (8.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 41 (7.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 39 (7.50%) Senior Developer
10 38 (7.31%) Consultant
11 31 (5.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 30 (5.77%) Azure DevOps
12 30 (5.77%) Software Developer
13 27 (5.19%) Azure Consultant
14 26 (5.00%) C# Developer
15 25 (4.81%) SQL Developer
16 24 (4.62%) Data Consultant
16 24 (4.62%) Support Engineer
17 22 (4.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (35.19%) .NET
2 73 (14.04%) CSS
3 66 (12.69%) .NET Core
4 51 (9.81%) HTML
5 41 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 40 (7.69%) jQuery
7 34 (6.54%) AngularJS
7 34 (6.54%) JSON
8 32 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (5.96%) ASP.NET
9 31 (5.96%) Entity Framework
10 29 (5.58%) .NET Framework
11 26 (5.00%) XML
12 25 (4.81%) RESTful
13 23 (4.42%) React
14 22 (4.23%) Web Services
15 20 (3.85%) Ajax
15 20 (3.85%) MDX
16 18 (3.46%) Kafka
16 18 (3.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (3.08%) Data Structures
3 16 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.73%) PlayStation
6 9 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.96%) Clustering
10 4 (0.77%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.77%) Replication
11 3 (0.58%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.38%) Derivative
12 2 (0.38%) Equities
12 2 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.58%) Windows
2 35 (6.73%) Windows Server
3 23 (4.42%) Linux
4 8 (1.54%) VMS
5 6 (1.15%) Unix
5 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.77%) Android
7 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (45.58%) DevOps
2 166 (31.92%) Business Intelligence
3 143 (27.50%) Analytics
4 140 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (16.92%) Data Modelling
6 84 (16.15%) ETL
7 64 (12.31%) Scrum
8 58 (11.15%) Microservices
9 55 (10.58%) Test Automation
10 53 (10.19%) Visualisation
11 49 (9.42%) Data Engineering
11 49 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (8.65%) Configuration Management
12 45 (8.65%) Data Analytics
13 44 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (7.88%) Infrastructure as Code
15 39 (7.50%) SDLC
16 37 (7.12%) Migration
17 36 (6.92%) Data Visualisation
17 36 (6.92%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 481 (92.50%) SQL
2 184 (35.38%) C#
3 120 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 103 (19.81%) JavaScript
5 98 (18.85%) Python
6 73 (14.04%) T-SQL
7 34 (6.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 34 (6.54%) Java
8 27 (5.19%) TypeScript
9 26 (5.00%) PHP
10 24 (4.62%) Bash Shell
11 21 (4.04%) Ruby
12 20 (3.85%) Go
12 20 (3.85%) Groovy
13 10 (1.92%) Scala
14 9 (1.73%) VB
15 7 (1.35%) R
16 6 (1.15%) U-SQL
17 3 (0.58%) C
17 3 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (4.04%) Degree
2 18 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) MCSA
6 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.85%) QA
3 9 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.96%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 66 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 58 (11.15%) Docker
3 21 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 85 (16.35%) Kubernetes
2 73 (14.04%) Terraform
3 33 (6.35%) Ansible
4 23 (4.42%) Puppet
5 22 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (3.85%) Grafana
7 20 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.38%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 248 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 91 (17.50%) Databricks
3 21 (4.04%) VMware
4 20 (3.85%) New Relic
4 20 (3.85%) SaltStack
5 14 (2.69%) Oracle
6 13 (2.50%) Citrix
7 10 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.73%) Google
8 9 (1.73%) Vertica
9 5 (0.96%) Alteryx
9 5 (0.96%) Blue Prism
9 5 (0.96%) RedGate
10 4 (0.77%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.58%) Cisco
11 3 (0.58%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.58%) Splunk
12 2 (0.38%) Dell
12 2 (0.38%) HP
12 2 (0.38%) NetApp