Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 413 512
Rank change year-on-year +85 +99 +163
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 841 700 813
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 2.60% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 734 579 659
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +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 23,284 26,946 41,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.54% 26.93% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18,184 22,190 34,088
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +73 730 £60,000 - 149
UK excluding London +99 445 £55,000 +6.80% 95
London +57 328 £67,500 -6.90% 65
Work from Home -34 180 £62,500 -10.71% 43
North of England +103 147 £60,000 +33.33% 17
South East +30 137 £55,000 - 29
Yorkshire +45 82 £60,000 +41.18% 7
Midlands +12 71 £55,000 +15.79% 23
West Midlands +18 59 £58,750 +11.90% 16
North West +60 53 £60,000 +11.63% 5
Scotland +18 39 £38,750 -29.55% 11
South West -13 24 £50,000 -13.04% 8
Wales +39 21 £41,500 -17.00% 1
East Midlands +1 12 £41,250 +10.00% 7
North East - 12 £55,000 - 5
East of England +11 6 £55,000 +32.12% 5

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 841 (100.00%) Azure
2 803 (95.48%) SQL
3 423 (50.30%) DevOps
4 384 (45.66%) SQL Server
5 369 (43.88%) Microsoft
6 341 (40.55%) C#
7 302 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
8 301 (35.79%) .NET
9 247 (29.37%) Business Intelligence
10 232 (27.59%) Kubernetes
11 228 (27.11%) Power Platform
12 221 (26.28%) Azure Data Factory
13 220 (26.16%) Analytics
14 218 (25.92%) PowerShell
15 210 (24.97%) Data Warehouse
16 199 (23.66%) Power BI
17 198 (23.54%) JavaScript
18 194 (23.07%) Terraform
19 193 (22.95%) Docker
20 189 (22.47%) PaaS
21 176 (20.93%) Python
22 173 (20.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
23 172 (20.45%) Serverless
23 172 (20.45%) AWS
24 153 (18.19%) Jenkins
25 152 (18.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 150 (17.84%) Configuration Management
27 148 (17.60%) .NET Core
28 143 (17.00%) Microservices
29 136 (16.17%) Data Lake

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 65 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.69%) Confluence
3 29 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 26 (3.09%) CMS
5 21 (2.50%) IIS
6 19 (2.26%) EPiServer
7 17 (2.02%) Apache
8 6 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.71%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.59%) Apache Synapse
10 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.24%) Maximo
3 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 841 (100.00%) Azure
2 228 (27.11%) Power Platform
3 221 (26.28%) Azure Data Factory
4 189 (22.47%) PaaS
5 173 (20.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 172 (20.45%) AWS
6 172 (20.45%) Serverless
7 119 (14.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 118 (14.03%) Azure Functions
9 113 (13.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 112 (13.32%) Azure Service Bus
11 103 (12.25%) IaaS
12 99 (11.77%) SaaS
13 59 (7.02%) Azure Logic Apps
14 56 (6.66%) Pulumi
15 55 (6.54%) Azure Service Fabric
15 55 (6.54%) Microsoft 365
16 53 (6.30%) Datadog
17 50 (5.95%) Azure App Service
18 46 (5.47%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.66%) Firewall
2 17 (2.02%) DMZ
3 14 (1.66%) DNS
4 10 (1.19%) FTP
5 9 (1.07%) VPN
6 8 (0.95%) Network Security
7 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.71%) WAN
8 3 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.24%) VLAN
10 1 (0.12%) DHCP
10 1 (0.12%) RTP
10 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (45.66%) SQL Server
2 210 (24.97%) Data Warehouse
3 199 (23.66%) Power BI
4 152 (18.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 136 (16.17%) Data Lake
6 129 (15.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 127 (15.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 108 (12.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 80 (9.51%) MongoDB
10 76 (9.04%) MySQL
11 73 (8.68%) PostgreSQL
12 70 (8.32%) NoSQL
13 61 (7.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 57 (6.78%) Redis
15 56 (6.66%) MariaDB
16 38 (4.52%) Tableau
17 37 (4.40%) Amazon Redshift
18 34 (4.04%) Relational Database
18 34 (4.04%) SQLPlus
19 27 (3.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 153 (18.19%) Jenkins
2 129 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (3.80%) JIRA
5 23 (2.73%) Bitbucket
6 20 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 20 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (2.02%) Gradle
7 17 (2.02%) Maven
7 17 (2.02%) Selenium
8 15 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.19%) Subversion
10 9 (1.07%) Postman
10 9 (1.07%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.07%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.95%) ER Studio
11 8 (0.95%) ERwin
12 6 (0.71%) NUnit
12 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 97 (11.53%) Social Skills
2 67 (7.97%) Finance
3 44 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.16%) Retail
5 31 (3.69%) Public Sector
6 22 (2.62%) Marketing
7 18 (2.14%) Billing
7 18 (2.14%) Games
8 12 (1.43%) Law
9 11 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (1.19%) Advertising
10 10 (1.19%) Banking
11 9 (1.07%) Legal
12 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.36%) Local Government
15 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.12%) Automotive
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 261 (31.03%) Developer
2 190 (22.59%) Azure Engineer
3 127 (15.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 104 (12.37%) Architect
5 95 (11.30%) .NET Developer
6 91 (10.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 89 (10.58%) Data Engineer
8 84 (9.99%) Senior Developer
9 82 (9.75%) Azure DevOps
10 60 (7.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 59 (7.02%) Software Developer
12 57 (6.78%) Azure Architect
12 57 (6.78%) C# Developer
13 44 (5.23%) Consultant
14 43 (5.11%) Azure Developer
15 39 (4.64%) SQL Developer
16 38 (4.52%) Senior DevOps
17 37 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 36 (4.28%) Analyst
19 34 (4.04%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (35.79%) .NET
2 148 (17.60%) .NET Core
3 102 (12.13%) CSS
4 93 (11.06%) HTML
5 58 (6.90%) XML
6 57 (6.78%) .NET Framework
7 56 (6.66%) Web Services
8 54 (6.42%) ASP.NET
9 51 (6.06%) JSON
10 47 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 46 (5.47%) jQuery
12 44 (5.23%) AngularJS
12 44 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (4.28%) React
14 29 (3.45%) RESTful
15 28 (3.33%) Entity Framework
15 28 (3.33%) Vue.js
16 22 (2.62%) Ajax
16 22 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (2.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.42%) Linux Command Line
2 31 (3.69%) Public Cloud
3 19 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.14%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.02%) Clustering
5 17 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.78%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.07%) Replication
10 7 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.83%) User Experience
11 6 (0.71%) PKI
11 6 (0.71%) Wiki
12 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.59%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.48%) NHS
13 4 (0.48%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.20%) Windows
2 65 (7.73%) Linux
3 36 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (3.80%) Ubuntu
5 31 (3.69%) Alpine Linux
6 29 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.78%) Android
8 14 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.19%) Unix
9 10 (1.19%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.59%) SUSE
11 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.48%) VMS
13 2 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (50.30%) DevOps
2 302 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (29.37%) Business Intelligence
4 220 (26.16%) Analytics
5 150 (17.84%) Configuration Management
6 143 (17.00%) Microservices
7 133 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
8 132 (15.70%) Migration
9 126 (14.98%) ETL
10 108 (12.84%) Scrum
11 106 (12.60%) Data Modelling
12 102 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (9.99%) Deployment Automation
14 83 (9.87%) Infrastructure as Code
15 78 (9.27%) Visualisation
16 73 (8.68%) Test Automation
17 72 (8.56%) Project Delivery
17 72 (8.56%) Software Engineering
18 66 (7.85%) TDD
19 64 (7.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 803 (95.48%) SQL
2 341 (40.55%) C#
3 218 (25.92%) PowerShell
4 198 (23.54%) JavaScript
5 176 (20.93%) Python
6 111 (13.20%) T-SQL
7 88 (10.46%) Java
8 82 (9.75%) PHP
9 74 (8.80%) TypeScript
10 66 (7.85%) Go
11 63 (7.49%) Groovy
12 61 (7.25%) Ruby
13 58 (6.90%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 20 (2.38%) Scala
16 11 (1.31%) C++
17 8 (0.95%) R
18 7 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.83%) U-SQL
19 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 44 (5.23%) Degree
2 44 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.71%) CISA
5 6 (0.71%) CISM
5 6 (0.71%) CISSP
5 6 (0.71%) ISSAP
5 6 (0.71%) ISSEP
6 3 (0.36%) CCNA
6 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.24%) MCSA
7 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.99%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.09%) QA
3 17 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.83%) NIST
5 6 (0.71%) COBIT
5 6 (0.71%) SLA
6 3 (0.36%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 193 (22.95%) Docker
2 134 (15.93%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.95%) HDFS
6 8 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 232 (27.59%) Kubernetes
2 194 (23.07%) Terraform
3 127 (15.10%) Ansible
4 76 (9.04%) Puppet
5 70 (8.32%) Opscode Chef
6 63 (7.49%) Grafana
7 56 (6.66%) Prometheus
8 21 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (2.14%) SCCM
10 17 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.36%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.36%) Istio
12 2 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.24%) systemd
13 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.12%) SCOM
13 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 369 (43.88%) Microsoft
2 126 (14.98%) Databricks
3 68 (8.09%) Oracle
4 56 (6.66%) New Relic
5 53 (6.30%) SaltStack
6 29 (3.45%) VMware
7 21 (2.50%) Google
8 10 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.19%) SAP
9 9 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.95%) IBM
11 7 (0.83%) ESRI
12 6 (0.71%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.59%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.59%) Apple
13 5 (0.59%) Cognos
14 4 (0.48%) Informatica
15 3 (0.36%) BT
15 3 (0.36%) Remedy
15 3 (0.36%) Veeam