Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 634 839
Rank change year-on-year +135 +205 +263
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 736 569 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.96% 1.15% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 590 455 272
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +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 advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 37,606 49,613 48,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.97% 30.74% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30,965 40,957 42,004
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,095 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.19% +5.26% -

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in England

Azure SQL Database
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
London +103 374 £63,250 -2.69% 13
South East +79 151 £58,750 +17.50% 14
Midlands +33 84 £60,000 +26.32% 9
North of England +57 73 £45,250 -9.50% 15
West Midlands +13 60 £70,000 +27.27% 6
North West +45 46 £46,500 -28.46% 10
East of England +110 35 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +37 24 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire -7 16 £42,500 -15.00% 4
South West +22 13 £35,000 -30.00% 3
North East +29 11 £65,000 +64.56% 1
Azure SQL Database
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 across the England region with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 736 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 709 (96.33%) SQL
3 441 (59.92%) SQL Server
4 415 (56.39%) Microsoft
5 280 (38.04%) C#
6 273 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
7 265 (36.01%) .NET
7 265 (36.01%) Data Warehouse
8 238 (32.34%) Business Intelligence
9 219 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 216 (29.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 202 (27.45%) Analytics
11 202 (27.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 190 (25.82%) DevOps
13 181 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 168 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
15 159 (21.60%) Data Lake
16 155 (21.06%) PaaS
17 152 (20.65%) ETL
18 145 (19.70%) Power Platform
18 145 (19.70%) Power BI
19 130 (17.66%) Data Modelling
20 126 (17.12%) JavaScript
21 124 (16.85%) PowerShell
22 122 (16.58%) T-SQL
23 113 (15.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
24 111 (15.08%) Databricks
25 110 (14.95%) MVC
26 109 (14.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
27 106 (14.40%) Azure Active Directory

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 67 (9.10%) SharePoint
2 54 (7.34%) Apache Spark
3 51 (6.93%) IIS
4 47 (6.39%) Apache
5 38 (5.16%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (2.72%) Apache Solr
7 17 (2.31%) Apache Pig
7 17 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.63%) nginx
10 11 (1.49%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.82%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.41%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.41%) JBoss
13 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.27%) Confluence
14 2 (0.27%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.14%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 736 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (27.45%) Azure Data Factory
3 168 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (21.06%) PaaS
5 145 (19.70%) Power Platform
6 106 (14.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 88 (11.96%) Serverless
8 84 (11.41%) Azure Functions
9 81 (11.01%) IaaS
10 79 (10.73%) SaaS
11 36 (4.89%) Office 365
12 34 (4.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 31 (4.21%) Azure Machine Learning
14 23 (3.13%) Amazon S3
15 22 (2.99%) Azure Stack
15 22 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (2.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 19 (2.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 19 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.48%) DNS
2 27 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (2.85%) Firewall
4 20 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
5 19 (2.58%) DHCP
6 18 (2.45%) Broadband
6 18 (2.45%) Internet
7 15 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.77%) HTTP
8 13 (1.77%) SSL
9 12 (1.63%) VRRP
10 11 (1.49%) Skype
11 7 (0.95%) SMS
12 5 (0.68%) VPN
13 3 (0.41%) IPsec
13 3 (0.41%) MPLS
13 3 (0.41%) PPTP
14 2 (0.27%) SAN
15 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
15 1 (0.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (59.92%) SQL Server
2 265 (36.01%) Data Warehouse
3 219 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 216 (29.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 181 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (21.60%) Data Lake
7 145 (19.70%) Power BI
8 113 (15.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 109 (14.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 98 (13.32%) NoSQL
11 92 (12.50%) Cosmos DB
12 72 (9.78%) Big Data
13 68 (9.24%) MongoDB
14 66 (8.97%) SQL Server 2016
15 59 (8.02%) Amazon RDS
16 57 (7.74%) Relational Database
17 56 (7.61%) Hadoop
18 40 (5.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 36 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
20 35 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (13.99%) Visual Studio
2 95 (12.91%) Git (software)
3 81 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (8.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (4.21%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.63%) JIRA
8 11 (1.49%) Mercurial
9 9 (1.22%) Subversion
9 9 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.95%) Chocolatey
11 6 (0.82%) NUnit
12 5 (0.68%) Balsamiq
12 5 (0.68%) Maven
12 5 (0.68%) Moq
13 4 (0.54%) ER Studio
13 4 (0.54%) ERwin
14 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.41%) Gradle
14 3 (0.41%) JUnit
General
1 93 (12.64%) Finance
2 42 (5.71%) Retail
3 26 (3.53%) Marketing
4 14 (1.90%) Banking
5 8 (1.09%) Legal
5 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.41%) Law
7 2 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 306 (41.58%) Developer
2 118 (16.03%) Architect
3 98 (13.32%) .NET Developer
4 93 (12.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 81 (11.01%) Azure Developer
6 77 (10.46%) SQL Developer
7 76 (10.33%) Senior Developer
8 70 (9.51%) Consultant
9 55 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
10 53 (7.20%) Azure Architect
10 53 (7.20%) Cloud Architect
11 51 (6.93%) C# Developer
12 47 (6.39%) DBA
13 44 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
14 43 (5.84%) SQL DBA
15 42 (5.71%) Azure Consultant
16 40 (5.43%) SQL BI Developer
17 37 (5.03%) Software Developer
18 33 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
18 33 (4.48%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (36.01%) .NET
2 99 (13.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 95 (12.91%) JSON
4 71 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 68 (9.24%) AngularJS
6 66 (8.97%) .NET Framework
6 66 (8.97%) XML
7 64 (8.70%) MDX
7 64 (8.70%) Web Services
8 62 (8.42%) Entity Framework
8 62 (8.42%) HTML
8 62 (8.42%) REST
9 56 (7.61%) WCF
10 44 (5.98%) SOAP
11 43 (5.84%) Kafka
12 40 (5.43%) RESTful
13 37 (5.03%) CSS
14 35 (4.76%) React
15 34 (4.62%) .NET Core
16 33 (4.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 34 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 34 (4.62%) Replication
5 29 (3.94%) Clustering
6 22 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (2.85%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.85%) User Experience
8 20 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.49%) PKI
11 10 (1.36%) Fintech
12 8 (1.09%) Robotics
13 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.82%) Podcast
14 5 (0.68%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.86%) Windows
2 68 (9.24%) Linux
3 34 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.99%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.45%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.31%) CentOS
8 15 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.63%) Solaris
10 8 (1.09%) VMS
11 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.82%) SUSE
13 5 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.27%) Android
14 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (32.34%) Business Intelligence
3 202 (27.45%) Analytics
4 190 (25.82%) DevOps
5 152 (20.65%) ETL
6 130 (17.66%) Data Modelling
7 110 (14.95%) MVC
8 98 (13.32%) SDLC
9 96 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
9 96 (13.04%) Scrum
10 95 (12.91%) Migration
11 91 (12.36%) Data Analytics
12 77 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
13 76 (10.33%) Presales
13 76 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
14 70 (9.51%) Line Management
14 70 (9.51%) Open Source
15 62 (8.42%) Project Management
16 61 (8.29%) ITIL
17 59 (8.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 709 (96.33%) SQL
2 280 (38.04%) C#
3 126 (17.12%) JavaScript
4 124 (16.85%) PowerShell
5 122 (16.58%) T-SQL
6 98 (13.32%) Python
7 65 (8.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 36 (4.89%) Java
9 33 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.80%) R
11 27 (3.67%) PHP
12 18 (2.45%) C++
13 17 (2.31%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.31%) VBA
14 14 (1.90%) U-SQL
14 14 (1.90%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.49%) PHP 5
15 11 (1.49%) PHP 7
16 9 (1.22%) Ruby
17 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (4.21%) Degree
3 27 (3.67%) MCSA
4 10 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.95%) ISEB
6 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.82%) MCSE
7 5 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.54%) CCSP
8 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.54%) CISSP
8 4 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.27%) CEH
10 2 (0.27%) PhD
10 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.67%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.58%) QA
3 18 (2.45%) GDPR
4 11 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.82%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 72 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.66%) Docker
4 44 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (5.03%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.58%) XenApp
6 19 (2.58%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.04%) LXC
8 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.41%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 70 (9.51%) Terraform
2 40 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (5.43%) Puppet
3 31 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 27 (3.67%) FortiGate
5 26 (3.53%) Ansible
6 21 (2.85%) Failover Clustering
6 21 (2.85%) Perfmon
7 16 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.77%) Kibana
9 12 (1.63%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.63%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.49%) HAProxy
10 11 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (1.49%) logstash
10 11 (1.49%) Nagios
10 11 (1.49%) Rsyslog
10 11 (1.49%) yum
11 6 (0.82%) Packer
11 6 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 415 (56.39%) Microsoft
2 111 (15.08%) Databricks
3 72 (9.78%) VMware
4 51 (6.93%) Oracle
5 38 (5.16%) Tableau
6 37 (5.03%) Veeam
7 32 (4.35%) Cisco
8 27 (3.67%) CheckPoint
9 21 (2.85%) RedGate
9 21 (2.85%) SolarWinds
10 19 (2.58%) Google
11 18 (2.45%) Citrix
12 14 (1.90%) Sybase
13 13 (1.77%) Informatica
14 11 (1.49%) arcserve
14 11 (1.49%) CommVault
15 9 (1.22%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.95%) IBM
16 7 (0.95%) Netezza
17 6 (0.82%) SAP