Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 614 812 1051
Rank change year-on-year +198 +239 +125
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 658 399 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.29% 0.73% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 523 331 208
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 51,068 54,359 59,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.11% 30.69% 30.06%
Number of salaries quoted 41,597 45,239 50,982
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,206
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.14% +3.02%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database 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.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +249 622 £60,000 +17.65% 60
London +163 321 £67,500 +20.00% 25
UK excluding London +83 314 £50,000 +5.26% 37
South East +32 113 £55,000 - 11
Midlands +69 83 £47,500 -9.52% 10
North of England +53 70 £50,000 +14.29% 5
West Midlands +64 56 £55,000 +2.33% 4
Yorkshire +50 41 £51,250 +17.14% 3
East Midlands +19 33 £42,500 -19.05% 6
North West +20 26 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland -25 16 £45,000 - 2
South West +4 14 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England +24 13 £40,000 -13.51% 4
North East -20 3 £45,000 +18.42%
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,750 -
Wales +9 2 £55,000 +7.32% 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 658 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 639 (97.11%) SQL
3 443 (67.33%) Microsoft
4 413 (62.77%) SQL Server
5 296 (44.98%) Business Intelligence
6 283 (43.01%) C#
7 253 (38.45%) .NET
8 251 (38.15%) Analytics
9 244 (37.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 242 (36.78%) Power BI
11 222 (33.74%) Data Lake
12 216 (32.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 202 (30.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 184 (27.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 180 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
16 167 (25.38%) Data Warehouse
17 152 (23.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 149 (22.64%) PaaS
19 148 (22.49%) IaaS
20 146 (22.19%) Data Analytics
21 144 (21.88%) Machine Learning
21 144 (21.88%) JavaScript
21 144 (21.88%) Visual Studio
22 120 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
23 115 (17.48%) Git (software)
24 112 (17.02%) MVC
25 109 (16.57%) Finance
26 108 (16.41%) TDD
26 108 (16.41%) PowerShell
27 107 (16.26%) Big Data

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 33 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.74%) IIS
4 17 (2.58%) Apache
5 12 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.67%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 658 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (32.83%) Azure Data Factory
3 149 (22.64%) PaaS
4 148 (22.49%) IaaS
5 120 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
6 92 (13.98%) Serverless
7 69 (10.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 65 (9.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (6.53%) Azure Machine Learning
10 40 (6.08%) SaaS
11 31 (4.71%) Azure Functions
12 30 (4.56%) Data Lake Analytics
13 29 (4.41%) Office 365
14 20 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (1.67%) Amazon S3
17 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
18 5 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
19 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.80%) DNS
2 11 (1.67%) Firewall
2 11 (1.67%) Skype
3 8 (1.22%) Internet
4 7 (1.06%) Network Security
4 7 (1.06%) SAN
5 6 (0.91%) VPN
6 5 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (0.76%) HTTP
6 5 (0.76%) Intranet
7 4 (0.61%) BGP
7 4 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.30%) DHCP
9 2 (0.30%) SMS
9 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (62.77%) SQL Server
2 244 (37.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 242 (36.78%) Power BI
4 222 (33.74%) Data Lake
5 202 (30.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 184 (27.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 167 (25.38%) Data Warehouse
8 152 (23.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 107 (16.26%) Big Data
10 75 (11.40%) Cosmos DB
11 62 (9.42%) NoSQL
12 56 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 55 (8.36%) Hadoop
14 53 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
15 46 (6.99%) HDInsight
16 44 (6.69%) SQL Server 2016
17 37 (5.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 35 (5.32%) MySQL
19 27 (4.10%) OLAP
20 26 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 144 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 115 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 76 (11.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.04%) Subversion
7 18 (2.74%) CruiseControl
7 18 (2.74%) MSBuild
8 15 (2.28%) JIRA
9 11 (1.67%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.06%) NUnit
12 6 (0.91%) ER Studio
13 5 (0.76%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.76%) Moq
13 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.61%) Chocolatey
14 4 (0.61%) ReSharper
15 2 (0.30%) StyleCop
General
1 109 (16.57%) Finance
2 89 (13.53%) Advertising
3 67 (10.18%) Marketing
4 23 (3.50%) Retail
5 20 (3.04%) Games
6 11 (1.67%) Banking
7 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.61%) Automotive
10 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 225 (34.19%) Developer
2 172 (26.14%) Consultant
3 121 (18.39%) Architect
4 101 (15.35%) .NET Developer
5 99 (15.05%) Azure Consultant
6 87 (13.22%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 70 (10.64%) Data Consultant
8 69 (10.49%) C# Developer
9 64 (9.73%) Azure Architect
10 60 (9.12%) Solutions Architect
11 57 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (8.66%) Power BI Consultant
12 52 (7.90%) Microsoft BI Consultant
13 48 (7.29%) Senior Developer
14 46 (6.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 44 (6.69%) SQL Developer
16 39 (5.93%) .NET Architect
17 33 (5.02%) .NET Solutions Architect
17 33 (5.02%) SSIS Developer
18 32 (4.86%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (38.45%) .NET
2 102 (15.50%) AngularJS
3 101 (15.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 89 (13.53%) ASP.NET
4 89 (13.53%) HTML
5 73 (11.09%) CSS
6 66 (10.03%) REST
7 59 (8.97%) Web Services
8 55 (8.36%) .NET Framework
9 50 (7.60%) jQuery
10 47 (7.14%) WCF
11 45 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 45 (6.84%) Entity Framework
12 44 (6.69%) Node.js
13 41 (6.23%) React
14 38 (5.78%) SOAP
14 38 (5.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (5.32%) JSON
16 34 (5.17%) .NET Core
17 32 (4.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.65%) Driving Licence
5 20 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.13%) Fintech
6 14 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.67%) User Experience
9 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.22%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.22%) Replication
11 6 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.91%) NHS
11 6 (0.91%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.79%) Windows
2 37 (5.62%) Linux
3 25 (3.80%) VMS
3 25 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.91%) Android
6 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.91%) Unix
7 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (44.98%) Business Intelligence
2 251 (38.15%) Analytics
3 180 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (22.19%) Data Analytics
5 144 (21.88%) Machine Learning
6 112 (17.02%) MVC
7 108 (16.41%) TDD
8 91 (13.83%) ETL
9 84 (12.77%) Data Science
10 79 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (10.79%) Web Development
12 70 (10.64%) Presales
13 61 (9.27%) DevOps
13 61 (9.27%) Scrum
14 59 (8.97%) Visualisation
15 58 (8.81%) SOA
16 57 (8.66%) Data Modelling
17 55 (8.36%) Microservices
17 55 (8.36%) SDLC
17 55 (8.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 639 (97.11%) SQL
2 283 (43.01%) C#
3 144 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 108 (16.41%) PowerShell
5 106 (16.11%) T-SQL
6 66 (10.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 66 (10.03%) U-SQL
7 62 (9.42%) Python
8 29 (4.41%) Java
9 21 (3.19%) R
10 20 (3.04%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.89%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.67%) C++
12 11 (1.67%) Perl
12 11 (1.67%) Ruby
12 11 (1.67%) VBA
13 8 (1.22%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.06%) C
14 7 (1.06%) Scala
15 5 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (11.09%) Degree
2 40 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.28%) MCSA
4 15 (2.28%) MCSE
5 10 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.30%) MCITP
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.15%) MCP
10 1 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.58%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.30%) GCP
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (9.27%) Virtual Machines
2 52 (7.90%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.65%) HDFS
4 23 (3.50%) Docker
4 23 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.61%) LXC
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (3.34%) Terraform
3 21 (3.19%) Puppet
4 12 (1.82%) Ansible
5 11 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.06%) Salt
7 5 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.61%) Kibana
8 4 (0.61%) SCOM
9 3 (0.46%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.46%) OpenView
9 3 (0.46%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 443 (67.33%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.68%) Tableau
3 47 (7.14%) Oracle
4 40 (6.08%) Google
5 26 (3.95%) VMware
6 20 (3.04%) Databricks
7 14 (2.13%) Citrix
7 14 (2.13%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.98%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.98%) Sybase
9 12 (1.82%) Applogic
10 10 (1.52%) Dell
11 9 (1.37%) Cisco
12 8 (1.22%) NetApp
13 7 (1.06%) IBM
13 7 (1.06%) Talend
14 6 (0.91%) Cognos
14 6 (0.91%) Informatica
14 6 (0.91%) RedGate
15 5 (0.76%) SAP