The table below looks at the statistics for Azure SQL Database skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
Rank 800 849 831
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -18
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 91 40 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.037% 0.055%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.27% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 77 39 57
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,400 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34110 33945 36205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.30% 31.62% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28670 29380 31801
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Azure SQL Database
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Azure SQL Database Jobs Demand Trend 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 within the UK.

Azure SQL Database Salary Trend in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Azure SQL Database Salary Histogram in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 89 £55,000 +46.66% 10
London +31 50 £56,000 +14.87% 7
South East +26 23 £57,500 -4.16%
City of London +25 18 £56,000 -21.40% 4
Surrey - 12 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 11 £57,500 -
Leatherhead - 11 £45,000 -
Enfield - 7 £42,500 - 1
East of England - 6 £40,000 - 2
Wigan -9 5 £32,500 -10.95%
North West -14 5 £32,500 -10.95%
Manchester -20 5 £32,500 -10.95%
Birmingham - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Essex - 3 £47,500 - 1
Swansea - 2 £35,000 -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
West Wales - 2 £35,000 -
Woking - 1 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £32,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 -

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Azure SQL Database.

1 151 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (92.05%) SQL
3 118 (78.15%) .NET
4 113 (74.83%) SQL Server
5 109 (72.19%) C#
6 95 (62.91%) ASP.NET
7 90 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (56.95%) HTML
9 81 (53.64%) CSS
10 77 (50.99%) JavaScript
11 75 (49.67%) Windows
12 71 (47.02%) Microsoft
13 70 (46.36%) jQuery
13 70 (46.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 64 (42.38%) TDD
15 62 (41.06%) MVC
15 62 (41.06%) .NET Framework
16 56 (37.09%) Performance Tuning
17 47 (31.13%) SQL Server 2012
18 46 (30.46%) AngularJS
18 46 (30.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 44 (29.14%) ASP.NET Web API
20 42 (27.81%) Finance
21 40 (26.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 40 (26.49%) Web Services
22 39 (25.83%) Unit Testing
22 39 (25.83%) HTML5
23 36 (23.84%) Apache
23 36 (23.84%) IIS
24 35 (23.18%) SOA

Azure SQL Database
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Azure SQL Database. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (23.84%) Apache
1 36 (23.84%) IIS
2 28 (18.54%) NServiceBus
2 28 (18.54%) WordPress
3 13 (8.61%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.64%) Apache Pig
5 6 (3.97%) SAS
6 5 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.99%) CMS
8 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (20.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) PowerPivot
3 8 (5.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 151 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (15.23%) PaaS
3 6 (3.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.92%) HTTP
2 6 (3.97%) DNS
2 6 (3.97%) DMZ
3 1 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (74.83%) SQL Server
2 47 (31.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (26.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (22.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 34 (22.52%) NoSQL
4 34 (22.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (18.54%) RavenDB
6 21 (13.91%) Hadoop
6 21 (13.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (9.27%) MongoDB
9 13 (8.61%) Big Data
9 13 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (7.95%) QlikView
11 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database
12 9 (5.96%) MySQL
13 7 (4.64%) Apache Hive
13 7 (4.64%) Couchbase
14 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (19.21%) Visual Studio
2 28 (18.54%) Subversion
2 28 (18.54%) Jasmine
2 28 (18.54%) ReSharper
2 28 (18.54%) TeamCity
2 28 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.54%) NCrunch
3 17 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.30%) Bugzilla
4 8 (5.30%) JIRA
5 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.32%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (27.81%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Advertising
3 6 (3.97%) Back Office
4 5 (3.31%) Marketing
4 5 (3.31%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (72.19%) Developer
2 61 (40.40%) .NET Developer
3 43 (28.48%) Senior Developer
4 42 (27.81%) C# Developer
5 41 (27.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (18.54%) Senior .NET Developer
7 16 (10.60%) DBA
8 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (7.28%) Senior C# Developer
9 11 (7.28%) Administrator
10 10 (6.62%) Senior DBA
11 9 (5.96%) SQL DBA
12 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
12 8 (5.30%) Technical Project Manager
12 8 (5.30%) Technical Manager
13 7 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.64%) Senior SQL Developer
13 7 (4.64%) SQL Developer
13 7 (4.64%) Web Developer
13 7 (4.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (78.15%) .NET
2 95 (62.91%) ASP.NET
3 86 (56.95%) HTML
4 81 (53.64%) CSS
5 70 (46.36%) jQuery
5 70 (46.36%) ASP.NET MVC
6 62 (41.06%) .NET Framework
7 46 (30.46%) AngularJS
7 46 (30.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 44 (29.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (26.49%) Web Services
10 39 (25.83%) HTML5
11 32 (21.19%) WCF
12 31 (20.53%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (19.87%) Durandal
14 29 (19.21%) Backbone.js
14 29 (19.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 29 (19.21%) MSMQ
15 28 (18.54%) LESS
15 28 (18.54%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.52%) Mobile App
2 28 (18.54%) User Experience
3 14 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
5 12 (7.95%) Telematics
6 10 (6.62%) Visualisation
7 9 (5.96%) GIS
7 9 (5.96%) Replication
8 8 (5.30%) Mathematics
9 6 (3.97%) Blog
9 6 (3.97%) Remote Sensing
10 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 75 (49.67%) Windows
2 35 (23.18%) Android
3 34 (22.52%) Apple iOS
4 28 (18.54%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) TDD
3 62 (41.06%) MVC
4 56 (37.09%) Performance Tuning
5 39 (25.83%) Unit Testing
6 35 (23.18%) SOA
6 35 (23.18%) Domain-Driven Design
6 35 (23.18%) Android Development
7 34 (22.52%) iOS Development
7 34 (22.52%) Infrastructure Management
8 30 (19.87%) Scrum
9 28 (18.54%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (18.54%) Pair Programming
9 28 (18.54%) Mobile Application Development
9 28 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (16.56%) Data Modelling
11 19 (12.58%) BDD
12 17 (11.26%) OO
13 15 (9.93%) Data Management
14 14 (9.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (92.05%) SQL
2 109 (72.19%) C#
3 77 (50.99%) JavaScript
4 33 (21.85%) T-SQL
5 9 (5.96%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.30%) Perl
6 8 (5.30%) PHP
6 8 (5.30%) Ruby
6 8 (5.30%) Groovy
7 5 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.99%) VB
9 2 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.32%) R
9 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (16.56%) Degree
2 20 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.97%) MCSD
4 3 (1.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.97%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.97%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 71 (47.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.52%) Xamarin
3 30 (19.87%) Red Gate
3 30 (19.87%) Google
4 20 (13.25%) Oracle
5 10 (6.62%) Tableau
6 8 (5.30%) Cognos
7 7 (4.64%) MapR
8 6 (3.97%) VMware
9 5 (3.31%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.99%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.99%) ESRI
10 3 (1.99%) Open Text
11 2 (1.32%) Facebook
12 1 (0.66%) Alterian
12 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.66%) Dell
12 1 (0.66%) Adobe
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