Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 395 382 489
Rank change year-on-year -13 +107 +162
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 854 509 838
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.69% 2.74% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 722 424 693
10th Percentile £38,525 £32,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,875 £41,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £74,688 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +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 31,767 18,608 40,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.02% 27.64% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 21,229 15,251 33,181
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -18 759 £60,000 +2.56% 150
UK excluding London -7 441 £57,500 +21.05% 81
London -62 338 £70,000 -3.45% 75
Work from Home -99 211 £60,000 - 31
North of England +25 145 £60,000 +33.33% 22
South East -77 119 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Yorkshire 0 95 £60,000 +54.84% 9
Midlands -25 92 £60,000 +33.33% 18
West Midlands -23 75 £62,500 +28.21% 12
North West -20 44 £60,000 +20.00% 13
Scotland -52 29 £40,000 -27.27% 5
South West -55 29 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands -42 17 £47,500 +31.03% 6
East of England -49 14 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Wales -15 13 £40,000 - 2
North East -24 6 £38,250 -19.47%

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 854 (100.00%) Azure
2 823 (96.37%) SQL
3 399 (46.72%) DevOps
4 391 (45.78%) SQL Server
5 351 (41.10%) Microsoft
6 350 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
7 349 (40.87%) C#
8 302 (35.36%) .NET
9 277 (32.44%) Business Intelligence
10 253 (29.63%) Power Platform
11 239 (27.99%) Power BI
12 237 (27.75%) Data Warehouse
13 232 (27.17%) Kubernetes
14 228 (26.70%) Azure Data Factory
15 226 (26.46%) Analytics
16 219 (25.64%) Docker
17 206 (24.12%) JavaScript
18 204 (23.89%) PowerShell
19 192 (22.48%) .NET Core
20 190 (22.25%) Problem-Solving
21 180 (21.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
22 171 (20.02%) Python
23 169 (19.79%) Terraform
24 166 (19.44%) Data Lake
25 164 (19.20%) Social Skills
26 159 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 157 (18.38%) Microservices
28 152 (17.80%) PaaS
28 152 (17.80%) ETL
29 141 (16.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 42 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.93%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.58%) CMS
4 19 (2.22%) Confluence
5 13 (1.52%) EPiServer
6 9 (1.05%) IIS
7 8 (0.94%) Apache
8 6 (0.70%) Apache Synapse
9 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 854 (100.00%) Azure
2 253 (29.63%) Power Platform
3 228 (26.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 180 (21.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 152 (17.80%) PaaS
6 114 (13.35%) AWS
7 106 (12.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 105 (12.30%) Serverless
9 99 (11.59%) Azure Service Bus
10 95 (11.12%) IaaS
11 85 (9.95%) Azure Active Directory
12 77 (9.02%) Azure Functions
13 74 (8.67%) SaaS
14 73 (8.55%) Pulumi
15 64 (7.49%) Datadog
16 53 (6.21%) Azure App Service
16 53 (6.21%) Microsoft 365
17 50 (5.85%) Azure Storage
18 49 (5.74%) NuGet
19 45 (5.27%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.50%) Firewall
2 14 (1.64%) DNS
3 13 (1.52%) VPN
4 11 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.17%) FTP
6 8 (0.94%) DMZ
7 6 (0.70%) Network Security
8 4 (0.47%) HTTP
8 4 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.47%) WAN
9 2 (0.23%) DHCP
9 2 (0.23%) SSL
10 1 (0.12%) RTP
10 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (45.78%) SQL Server
2 239 (27.99%) Power BI
3 237 (27.75%) Data Warehouse
4 166 (19.44%) Data Lake
5 159 (18.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 141 (16.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 123 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 98 (11.48%) MongoDB
9 94 (11.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 87 (10.19%) MySQL
11 84 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
12 73 (8.55%) MariaDB
12 73 (8.55%) Redis
13 64 (7.49%) NoSQL
14 57 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 46 (5.39%) Relational Database
16 35 (4.10%) Big Data
17 32 (3.75%) Tableau
18 23 (2.69%) RDBMS
19 22 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 120 (14.05%) Jenkins
2 118 (13.82%) Git (software)
3 81 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (4.68%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.04%) git-flow
6 20 (2.34%) JIRA
7 19 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (1.99%) Selenium
9 15 (1.76%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (1.41%) ER Studio
11 12 (1.41%) ERwin
12 10 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.17%) Subversion
13 9 (1.05%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.94%) Gradle
14 8 (0.94%) Maven
14 8 (0.94%) Postman
15 6 (0.70%) NUnit
General
1 164 (19.20%) Social Skills
2 99 (11.59%) Finance
3 61 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.63%) Banking
5 28 (3.28%) Retail
6 27 (3.16%) Retail Banking
7 23 (2.69%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (2.46%) Law
9 20 (2.34%) Marketing
10 15 (1.76%) Legal
11 9 (1.05%) Billing
11 9 (1.05%) Public Sector
12 7 (0.82%) Advertising
12 7 (0.82%) Back Office
12 7 (0.82%) Games
13 6 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.35%) Local Government
16 2 (0.23%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.23%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 280 (32.79%) Developer
2 186 (21.78%) Azure Engineer
3 104 (12.18%) Architect
4 97 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 96 (11.24%) Data Engineer
6 92 (10.77%) .NET Developer
7 85 (9.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 77 (9.02%) Azure DevOps
9 76 (8.90%) Senior Developer
10 59 (6.91%) Azure Architect
11 56 (6.56%) C# Developer
12 52 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
13 48 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 47 (5.50%) Software Engineer
15 45 (5.27%) Software Developer
16 44 (5.15%) DBA
17 39 (4.57%) Azure Developer
17 39 (4.57%) Data Architect
18 38 (4.45%) Consultant
18 38 (4.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (35.36%) .NET
2 192 (22.48%) .NET Core
3 109 (12.76%) ARM Templates
4 104 (12.18%) React
5 96 (11.24%) CSS
6 94 (11.01%) HTML
7 78 (9.13%) .NET Framework
8 68 (7.96%) AngularJS
9 61 (7.14%) Web Services
10 59 (6.91%) ASP.NET
11 46 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 44 (5.15%) JSON
13 40 (4.68%) jQuery
14 39 (4.57%) RESTful
15 36 (4.22%) Entity Framework
15 36 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 34 (3.98%) XML
17 29 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 26 (3.04%) REST
19 23 (2.69%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.61%) Linux Command Line
2 44 (5.15%) Public Cloud
3 33 (3.86%) Legacy Systems
4 29 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.04%) Replication
6 24 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.87%) Clustering
9 12 (1.41%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.17%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.17%) Legacy Applications
10 10 (1.17%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.94%) User Experience
13 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.85%) Windows
2 45 (5.27%) Linux
3 25 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.87%) Android
5 11 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.82%) VMS
9 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.59%) Alpine Linux
10 5 (0.59%) SUSE
11 4 (0.47%) Unix
11 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (46.72%) DevOps
2 350 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (32.44%) Business Intelligence
4 226 (26.46%) Analytics
5 190 (22.25%) Problem-Solving
6 157 (18.38%) Microservices
7 152 (17.80%) ETL
8 138 (16.16%) Migration
9 115 (13.47%) Configuration Management
10 114 (13.35%) Scrum
11 106 (12.41%) Data Modelling
12 103 (12.06%) Infrastructure as Code
13 96 (11.24%) Software Engineering
14 75 (8.78%) TDD
15 74 (8.67%) Test Automation
16 72 (8.43%) Data Engineering
17 71 (8.31%) Visualisation
18 70 (8.20%) SOLID
19 69 (8.08%) Full Stack Development
20 68 (7.96%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 823 (96.37%) SQL
2 349 (40.87%) C#
3 206 (24.12%) JavaScript
4 204 (23.89%) PowerShell
5 171 (20.02%) Python
6 120 (14.05%) T-SQL
7 101 (11.83%) TypeScript
8 93 (10.89%) PHP
9 85 (9.95%) Java
10 83 (9.72%) Bash Shell
11 77 (9.02%) Go
12 74 (8.67%) Groovy
13 65 (7.61%) Ruby
14 40 (4.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 19 (2.22%) Scala
16 13 (1.52%) R
17 12 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.29%) U-SQL
19 7 (0.82%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (5.27%) Degree
2 26 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.70%) CISA
6 6 (0.70%) CISM
6 6 (0.70%) CISSP
6 6 (0.70%) ISSAP
6 6 (0.70%) ISSEP
6 6 (0.70%) MCSE
7 5 (0.59%) CCNA
7 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.23%) MCITP
10 2 (0.23%) MCSA
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.98%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.40%) QA
3 10 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.94%) NIST
5 6 (0.70%) COBIT
6 5 (0.59%) WCAG
7 4 (0.47%) SLA
8 3 (0.35%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.35%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.23%) GDPR
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 219 (25.64%) Docker
2 95 (11.12%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.94%) HDFS
8 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 232 (27.17%) Kubernetes
2 169 (19.79%) Terraform
3 114 (13.35%) Ansible
4 90 (10.54%) Puppet
5 81 (9.48%) Grafana
6 80 (9.37%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (8.55%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (0.70%) SCCM
10 6 (0.70%) systemd
11 5 (0.59%) Istio
12 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.35%) HP Fortify
14 2 (0.23%) Kibana
14 2 (0.23%) Nagios
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 351 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 138 (16.16%) Databricks
3 77 (9.02%) New Relic
4 64 (7.49%) SaltStack
5 46 (5.39%) Oracle
6 31 (3.63%) VMware
7 19 (2.22%) Google
8 17 (1.99%) SAP
9 14 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.41%) IBM
10 12 (1.41%) Splunk
11 11 (1.29%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.05%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.94%) Dynatrace
14 7 (0.82%) Alteryx
15 6 (0.70%) ESRI
15 6 (0.70%) Talend
16 5 (0.59%) Adobe
16 5 (0.59%) Citrix
16 5 (0.59%) Sparx